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Magical Girl Raising Project Restart Light Novel Volumes Get Anime

Director Hiroyuki Hashimoto returns from 1st anime

J-Novel Club Adds 10 Light Novels, 4 Manga

Bookworm short stories, Reincarnated Mage with Inferior Eyes, A Pale Moon Reverie, more licensed

Bakemonogatari Manga Ends, New Ikusamonogatari Novel Debuts

Manga ends in 22nd volume on May 17, same day as new novel

The Reprise of the Spear Hero Spinoff Manga Ends

Manga launched in August 2017 with final volume slated for this March

Natsumi Takamori Performs The Quintessential Quintuplets: Goto Pazu Story Game's Theme Song

Console version of smartphone game launches in early summer

What in the World is a Final Fantasy XIV World Race?

Find out why this fan-made event has resulted in some of the most exciting moments in this Final Fantasy XIV and MMO history.

Answerman - What's With All the Delayed Aniplex Shows?

Kim explains how it's not just COVID, but shortcomings of the industry itself, that led to three anime productions' schedule crashes.

This Week in Anime - Junji Ito's Content Mill of Horrors

A name like Junji Ito deserves a worthwhile anime adaptation. Yet here we are with another installment from Studio DEEN. Did you watch Junji Ito "Collection"? It's more of that, which is to say, a muddy-looking series of stories that fail to scare.

PREVIEW: Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

There's difficulty in terms of enemy mobs, surprise enemies with bumped-up Morale, and bosses that require mastery in deflection, but Wo Long is surprisingly welcoming to even the most inexperienced of Souls-like players.
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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night

Asuna's story continues in the second Progressive film, opening in theaters in the U.S. on February 3. Find out more about her and Kirito's growing friendship and see the continuation of her rocky relationship with Mito. ― Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night is the second Sword Art Online Progressive film, and it picks up the story a bit less than a month after the end of A...
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Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters

Neptunia Sisters VS Sisters isn't doing anything new in the JRPG space, but is it at least a fun ride? ― The Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise has been pretty extensive since 2010. Including the mainline games and the spin-offs, there have been over a dozen games released for the franchise spanning various genres, from online card games to side-scrolling action games to hack-and-slash games with rhyt...
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Muv-Luv Alternative Season 2

Major revelations will be blithely glossed over, and new characters are thrown at the audience who get one or two scenes to make clear that they're supposed to be somewhat relevant or important, but with no connective context as to why. ― There's an element of presumed prestige to the back half of this Muv-Luv Alternative anime adaptation. And why shouldn't there be? The original visual novel is a pr...
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The Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal

The possibilities in The Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal seem endless. Sadly, a show is not just possibilities and vibes— The Teardrop Crystal struggles with executing a meaningful plot. ― I went into The Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal anime with a very patchwork understanding of the original game. I have never played the original title from 1999 nor had a chance to play the recent remaste...
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This Week in Games - It Feels Like 2008 All Over Again

Jean-Karlo dives into the recent rumor of a "lost" Fire Emblem game, why Hi-Fi Rush isn't the Jet Set Radio successor he wants, and how AI helped botch the Persona 3 Portable remaster. ― Hello, everyone! Here we are again, on the verge of the weekend. We've got tons of fun stuff to talk about this week! The year is starting to kick in with plenty of awesome stuff to discuss. Unfortunately, not all of...
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Fire Emblem Engage

Fire Emblem Engage has had a rough time coming. The art style left a lot of people unconvinced, and it's coming on the heels of the widely-beloved Fire Emblem: Three Houses. How does Intelligent Systems' newest strategy RPG hold up? Fire Emblem Engage has had a rough time coming. The title was weird, the art style left a lot of people unconvinced, and it's coming on the heels of the widely-beloved ...
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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night

Asuna's story continues in the second Progressive film, opening in theaters in the U.S. on February 3. Find out more about her and Kirito's growing friendship and see the continuation of her rocky relationship with Mito. ― Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night is the second Sword Art Online Progressive film, and it picks up the story a bit less than a month after the end of A...
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Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters

Neptunia Sisters VS Sisters isn't doing anything new in the JRPG space, but is it at least a fun ride? ― The Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise has been pretty extensive since 2010. Including the mainline games and the spin-offs, there have been over a dozen games released for the franchise spanning various genres, from online card games to side-scrolling action games to hack-and-slash games with rhyt...
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Magical Girl Raising Project Restart Light Novel Volumes Get Anime

Director Hiroyuki Hashimoto returns from 1st anime ― A stage reading in the Magical Girl Raising Project franchise announced on Sunday that an anime adaptation of Asari Endō's Magical Girl Raising Project Restart light novel volumes has been green-lit. Hiroyuki Hashimoto reported on Twitter that he will return from the first Magical Girl Raising Project anime as the director. The franchise's Twitter ...
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World Dai Star Project Unveils New Details on TV Anime, Game App

Game's full title, new cast members, anime's advance screening, manga adaptation ― Bandai Visual's Emotion label unveiled more details for its World Dai Star "theatrical girls" multimedia project in a live-streamed presentation on Sunday. The project revealed the game's official title World Dai Star: Yume no Stellarium (World Dai Star: Dream Stellarium). The game will launch this summer. The game als...
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Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku Anime's New Video Unveils 4 More Cast Members

Chikahiro Kobayashi, Yusuke Kobayashi, Makoto Koichi, Daiki Yamashita join April anime ― Twin Engine debuted a new video on Monday to announce and preview four more cast members for the television anime of Yūji Kaku's Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku manga. The newly announced cast members are: Chikahiro Kobayashi as Yamada Asaemon Shion Yusuke Kobayashi as Yamada Asaemon Tenza Makoto Koichi as Nurugai Da...
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SUPER HXEROS' Ryōma Kitada Launches New Manga on Shonen Jump+

Manga centers on college student who can return to high school life in his dreams ― This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that manga creator Ryōma Kitada will launch a new manga on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website and app on February 5 titled Yumeochi: Yume de Bokura wa Koi ni Ochiru (Yumeochi: In Dreams We Fall in Love). The "high school do-over romantic...
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Witch Watch Manga Gets Collaboration Chapter With Sket Dance

― This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kenta Shinohara's Witch Watch manga will have a collaboration chapter with Shinohara's Sket Dance manga in the magazine's 10th issue on February 6. The chapter will have an opening color page, and Witch Watch will be featured on the cover of the magazine's 10th issue. Viz Media and MANGA Plus are both publish...
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Giant Beasts of Ars ‒ Episode 4

The party is still hanging out in the village, meeting new people, adding folks to the crew, and fighting monsters, but each of these elements feels more fleshed out here than in episode 3.
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Samurai Girl Real Bout High School's Sora Inoue Launches New Manga

Inoue launches Boku no Kanojo wa Sasuga desu. manga on Tuesday ― Manga artist Sora Inoue announced on Twitter on Friday that they will launch a new romantic comedy manga titled Boku no Kanojo wa Sasuga desu. (As Expected of my Girlfriend.) on Hakusensha's Manga Park website on January 31. Inoue and writer Namiryū Takano launched the Reisui to Shakunetsu no Aida (Between Cold Water and Scorching Heat)...
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Hasbro to Lay Off 15% of Workforce in 2023

Company to cut approximately 1,000 positions this year ― Hasbro announced on Thursday it is planning a 15% reduction of its global workforce. The company will cut approximately 1,000 positions this year, beginning in the next several weeks. The company also stated that it will announce “a new organizational model, commercial alignment, and leadership changes” during its quarterly earnings call on Feb...
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Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms Anime Film Rescreens in Japan Starting on February 23

2018 film from P.A. Works, Mari Okada will screen in 70 theaters for 8 days ― P.A. Works announced on Tuesday that it and Filmarks will re-screen the Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms film in 70 theaters in Japan for eight days starting on February 23, to celebrate the film's fifth anniversary. The film premiered in Japan in February 2018 and sold 32,000 tickets in 76 theaters to earn 48 milli...
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Yūma Uchida Performs Ending Theme Song for The Marginal Service TV Anime

Uchida also voices character in anime premiering in April ― The official website for The Marginal Service, Cygames' new original television anime, revealed on Sunday that Yūma Uchida will perform the show's ending theme song "Salt & Sugar." Uchida is also voicing the character Rubber Suit in the anime. The single for the song, which will be Uchida's 11th single, will release on April 12. The anime wi...

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Kenji Studio Cancels Kickstarter for English Release of Santa Company Anime Film

Kenji Studio cancels campaign for Santa Company: Secret of Christmas, Kickstarter suspends campaign for Santa Company: Midsummer Merry Christmas ― Kenji Itoso's Kenji Studio canceled its Kickstarter campaign for the English-dubbed and English-subtitled version of the Santa Company: Secret of Christmas (Santa Company: Christmas no Himitsu) anime film on January 14. The campaign had raised US$7,288 of ...
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Megumi Han, Chikahiro Kobayashi Join Cast of Trigun Stampede Anime

2 new characters to debut in show's 5th episode ― The official website for the Trigun Stampede anime revealed two more cast members on Saturday. The characters will debut in the fifth episode. The new cast includes Megumi Han as Lolo and Chikahiro Kobayashi as Monev the Gale. TOHO Animation is streaming a preview for the fifth episode, which features both new characters. The series premiered in Japan...
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Reina Kondo Performs Opening Theme for My Clueless First Friend Anime

Kondo also voices character in anime premiering in April with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official website for the television anime of Taku Kawamura's My Clueless First Friend (Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru.) manga revealed on Saturday that Reina Kondo will perform the show's opening theme song "Alcor to Polaris." hisakuni is writing, composing, and arranging the song. Kondo also voices ...
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Spy Classroom ‒ Episode 4

Last week, I expressed hope that Spy Classroom would be able to hit the reset button and actually develop its characters properly now that its inaugural storyline is finished, and “File: Fool Erna” only kind of does the job.
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Kickstarters Launch for JETRO Collaboration Anime Projects with Studios Ekura Animal, Gorilla, Picona

All 5 Kickstarters are short of their goal with 15 days remaining ― The five total Kickstarter campaigns for the collaboration anime between five anime studios and JETRO (the Japan External Trade Organization) launched earlier this month. All five campaigns end on February 13 at 12:00 p.m. JST (February 12 at 10:00 p.m. EST). The Kickstarter campaign for Ekura Animal's Heike Monogatari Emaki cutout-s...
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Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown ‒ Episode 4

It's refreshing to end an episode excited to see where it goes from here, rather than frustrated that we've only taken shambling half-steps towards progress. Please, keep this up, Revengers.
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My Hero Academia Season 6 ‒ Episode 130

The high-stakes action of last arc was a blast, but right here and now is where MHA is at its most unique and compelling.
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 3 ‒ Episode 16

The Harvest Festival is moving at a better clip now, but the reward of seeing how many points everyone has amassed is tarnished by the cliffhanger and the sheer annoyance at having to deal with another episode in this arc.
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Muv-Luv Alternative Season 2

Major revelations will be blithely glossed over, and new characters are thrown at the audience who get one or two scenes to make clear that they're supposed to be somewhat relevant or important, but with no connective context as to why. ― There's an element of presumed prestige to the back half of this Muv-Luv Alternative anime adaptation. And why shouldn't there be? The original visual novel is a pr...
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Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte ‒ Episode 4

The presentation of the otome game side of Endo and Kobayashi had been comparatively barebones for a reason, and now that reason is MIA for much of this episode.
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Hiroki Otsuka's Backstage in New York Manga Gets Live-Action Series

Show about budding fashion designer who meets legendary drag queen premieres on March 4 ― Tokai TV announced on Wednesday that Hiroki Otsuka's Backstage in New York manga is getting a live-action series adaptation that will debut on March 4. The live-action series will take place in Tokyo instead of the manga's New York, and is titled Jiyū na Megami: Backstage in New York (Free Goddess: Backstage in ...
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Natsumi Takamori Performs The Quintessential Quintuplets: Goto Pazu Story Game's Theme Song

Console version of smartphone game launches in early summer ― MAGES. revealed on Wednesday that Natsumi Takamori (the voice of Raiha Uesugi) will perform the theme song for Gotōbun no Hanayome: Goto Pazu Story, the latest console game in the The Quintessential Quintuplets franchise game. The game will release in early summer for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, and pre-orders start on February 10. ...
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Comikey Licenses The Cursed Prince's Servant Manga

Yuki Shibamiya launched shōjo manga in Hana to Yume in March 2020 ― Comikey announced on Thursday that it has licensed Yuki Shibamiya's The Cursed Prince's Servant (Noroi Ko no Meshitsukai) manga. The manga is available now on Comikey's app and website. Comikey describes The Cursed Prince's Servant: Renee, a girl with the curse of immortality, struggles to find a job as she keeps getting fired becaus...

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Moke Yuzuhara's Adachi and Shimamura Manga Resumes in February

Manga based on yuri novel series went on hiatus in August ― Kadokawa announced on Saturday that Moke Yuzuhara's manga adaptation of Hitoma Iruma's Adachi and Shimamura (Adachi to Shimamura) yuri novel series will resume in the April issue of its Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine on February 27. The manga went on hiatus in August 2022 with plans to return this winter. Yuzuhara launched the manga ad...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, January 16-22

Fire Emblem Engage debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: January 16-22 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwFire Emblem Engage Nintendo January 20 144,558 144,558 2NSwPokémon Scarlet/Violet Nintendo November 18, 2022 43,983 4,739,035 3NSwSplatoon 3 Nintendo September 9, 2022 16,091 3,833,699 4NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 13,857 5,115,176 5NSwNintend...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, January 16-22

Okaa-san to Issho movie aired on January 22 with 0.4% rating ― The Eiga Okaa-san to Issho - Hajimete no Daibōken film aired on NHK Educational on Monday, January 22 at 3:00 p.m. and earned a 0.4% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV January 22 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 8.6 Detective Conan NTV January 21 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.9 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV January ...

J-Novel Club Adds 10 Light Novels, 4 Manga

Bookworm short stories, Reincarnated Mage with Inferior Eyes, A Pale Moon Reverie, more licensed ― J-Novel Club announced on Friday that it has licensed 10 new light novels and four new manga titles. The company additionally announced it will be adding state sales tax for 11 states on subscriptions and other purchases in the future, and also revealed a new rental system. The newly announced light nov...
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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale ‒ Episode 4

I am not a violent person, but wow, Anne slapping Jonas was satisfying.
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Tomo-chan Is a Girl! ‒ Episode 4

The show also has a lot of moments where characters will question their attraction around Tomo as if they're just on the cusp of having some queer awakening, but I hope that's not supposed to be the punchline on its own.

Japan to Lift Limits on Event Capacity on May 8

Japan to downgrade COVID-19 to same category of diseases as seasonal influenza ― The Japanese government's task force has decided to lift the 50% capacity limit for events that involve cheering or shouting, provided they implement anti-infection measures. The task force also decided to "downgrade" COVID-19 to the same category of infectious diseases as seasonal influenza. These changes will go into e...
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Kaina of the Great Snow Sea ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

In a winter season suffused with fantasy series that all drink from the same tepid medieval European pond, Kaina's alien post-apocalyptic landscape smacks your senses awake like a snowball to the face.
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'Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack' TV Anime Reveals English Cast, Premiere

Dub premieres on Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that the English dub for Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san 2nd Attack), the anime's second season, will debut on Saturday. The cast, which features returning members, includes: Kimberley Anne Campbell as Nagatoro Erik Scott Kimerer as Senpai Brittany Cox as Gamo LilyPichu as Yoshi Kimberly Woods as Sakura ...
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Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

This show is pretty funny. It's not a bust-a-gut riot like, say, Kaguya-sama or Asobi Asobase, but it'll make you snort air forcefully out of your nose in amusement at least three or four times every week, and that ain't half bad.
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R-Type Final 3 Evolved PS5 Game Streams New Trailer

Game launches for PlayStation 5 in Japan on March 23 ― The official YouTube channel for Granzella began streaming a new trailer for its R-Type Final 3 Evolved game on Friday. The game will launch for PlayStation 5 in Japan on March 23. NIS America will release the game in English in spring this year. NIS America describes the game: Experience the return of the legendary side-scroller series, now on P...
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ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! ‒ Episode 4

Mahiro's bad habits are so relatable. Which adults among us did not fall into degenerate ways the first time they started living outside their parents' thumb?
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My Hero Academia Anime's English Dub Casts Erica Lindbeck as Lady Nagant

Lindbeck voices character debuting in 2nd part of anime's 6th season ― Crunchyroll revealed on Friday that Erica Lindbeck will voice Lady Nagant in the second cours (quarter of the year) for the My Hero Academia anime's sixth season. Atsumi Tanezaki voices Lady Nagant in the Japanese version. Lady Nagant is [spoilers, highlight white text to read] a former top-class hero who was imprisoned in Tartaru...
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Yen Press Licenses You Can Have My Back BL Light Novels

1st volume launches in July ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed writer Minami Kotsuna and artist Hitomi Hitoyo's You Can Have My Back (Senaka o Azukeru ni wa) boys-love fantasy light novel series. The company will release the first volume physically and digitally in July. Leorino, fourth son of a margrave and blessed with the face of an angel, is the reincarnation of Ionia, a knight ...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Film Screens in North America on February 14

Anime screens subbed for 2 days ― Crunchyroll and Aniplex of America announced on Friday that they will begin screening Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends- (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai), the anime film adapting the manga's story arc of the same name, in North American theaters on February 14 for a two-day event. The film will screen in Japanese with Englis...
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The Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal

The possibilities in The Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal seem endless. Sadly, a show is not just possibilities and vibes— The Teardrop Crystal struggles with executing a meaningful plot. ― I went into The Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal anime with a very patchwork understanding of the original game. I have never played the original title from 1999 nor had a chance to play the recent remaste...
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New Ensemble Stars!! Tsuioku Selection 'Element' Anime Project Announced for April 6 Debut on YouTube

Visual, teaser video, cast, staff unveiled ― The official Twitter account for Happy Elements' Ensemble Stars! franchise announced on Friday that a new anime project titled Ensemble Stars!! Tsuioku Selection "Element" will debut on YouTube on April 6. An official website opened and unveiled a teaser promotional video, cast, and staff. Osamu Yamasaki (ACTORS: Songs Connection) is directing the anime at...
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Shinichiro Watanabe Spills the Tea on the Live-Action Cowboy Bebop, The Animatrix

"If I saw that producer, I would just punch him in the face." ― In a candid career interview with Forbes, Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe revealed some interesting things about his experiences working with Hollywood. Firstly, Watanabe clarified the amount of involvement he had in Netflix's live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop: Practically none. Although Watanabe is officially credited as ...
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This Week in Games - It Feels Like 2008 All Over Again

Jean-Karlo dives into the recent rumor of a "lost" Fire Emblem game, why Hi-Fi Rush isn't the Jet Set Radio successor he wants, and how AI helped botch the Persona 3 Portable remaster. ― Hello, everyone! Here we are again, on the verge of the weekend. We've got tons of fun stuff to talk about this week! The year is starting to kick in with plenty of awesome stuff to discuss. Unfortunately, not all of...
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Northern War #4 [rate]
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Nijiyon Animation #4 [rate]
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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale #4 [rate]
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Farming Life in Another World #4 [rate]
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The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses Anime Streams Character Video for Shiragiku Ono

Azumi Waki voices character in anime debuting in "Animeism" programming block in April ― The official website for the anime of Kouji Seo's The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses (Megami no Café Terrace) manga began streaming a character video on Friday for the character Shiragiku Ono (voiced by Azumi Waki). The website also revealed a new visual for the character. The series will premiere in April and wi...
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A Galaxy Next Door TV Anime Reveals New Promo Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artist, April 8 Debut

New key visual also revealed ― The official website for the television anime of Gido Amagakure's A Galaxy Next Door (Otonari ni Ginga) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday. The video reveals and previews Chinatsu Matsumoto's opening theme song "Tonari Awase," and also reveals the anime's April 8 premiere. The website also revealed a new key visual and more cast members....
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Trinity Seven's Kenji Saito Launches New Light Novel

Majo no Kaiden wa Te o Tsunaide novel launches in March with art by Puraco ― The official website for Kadokawa's MF Bunko J light novel imprint announced on Thursday that writer Kenji Saitō will launch a new light novel series titled Majo no Kaiden wa Te o Tsunaide - Hoshimi Seiko ga Kataru Ghost System (Hold Hands With the Witch's Ghost Story - Seiko Hoshimi Speaks of a Ghost System) in March. Purac...
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Renji Fukuhara's The Invincible Shovel Manga Ends

Adaptation of Yasohachi Tsuchise, Yūki Hagure's light novels launched in September 2019 ― Kadokawa's Dra Dra Flat manga catalog on the Nico Nico Seiga website published the final chapter of Renji Fukuhara's The Invincible Shovel (Scoop Musō) manga on Thursday. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Alan is no ordinary miner. He's the greatest miner in ...

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Read I'm a Villainess to be Poisoned, so Why am I Being Adored? Chapters 1 - 5

Olivia Bell Ervine, daughter of a Marquess was poisoned after she was accused of killing the Saint.
However, she was summoned by the God Demiur and reincarnated with her memory to three years before the poisoning.
In her new life, she finds out that the world she is in is similar to the game she played in her beforelife. Also, she is now aware that she has a special "poison skill"!
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The Reprise of the Spear Hero Spinoff Manga Ends

Manga launched in August 2017 with final volume slated for this March ― Kadokawa's Comic Walker website published the final chapter of Neet's manga adaptation of Yusagi Aneko's The Reprise of the Spear Hero story on Thursday. The manga's 11th and final compiled book volume will ship in March. One Peace Books is releasing both the manga and the light novels, and describes the manga: Don't like the out...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV ‒ Episode 15

Ryu relives the fatal moment when Alise, captain of Astrea Familia, announces that the Guild has asked them to check out what Evilus and Rudra Familia are up to on the twenty-seventh floor, and Ryu is helpless to stop them.
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Comic Solmare's Grand Prize 2023 Announces Winners

Kureha and Jun Togashi's Oni no Hanayome wins grand prize ― NTT Solmare Corporation's Comic Solmare e-book site announced the winners of its "Minna ga Erabu!! Denshi Comic Taishō 2019" (Everyone Picks!! Online Comic Grand Prize) competition on Tuesday. The manga website allowed readers to vote on web manga titles from 56 publishers suspected to become big hits this year. The grand prize winner was On...
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Tsurune: The Linking Shot ‒ Episode 4

Do you ever have a day where everything goes wrong? It's a domino effect of one misfortune after another, leaving you feeling off-kilter and wondering, “How do I break out of this?” Minato is in exactly this sort of funk.
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Hayao Miyazaki's Fried Egg Topping Opinions Spark Friendly Twitter Debate

The acclaimed Ghibli director thinks fried eggs go best with Worcestershire sauce ― Fried egg toppings are serious business in Japan. The style of frying eggs with an unbroken yolk might be a western import, but that hasn't stopped many Japanese households from spicing it up in their own way, with soy sauce being a prevalent condiment choice. Others follow the traditional western method of seasoning ...
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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess ‒ Episode 4

Continuing from last week's episode, Euphie is dealing with what seems to be an impossible task. All her life, she has had a strict set of expectations placed upon her. While it had been hard for her to live up to them, she always knew where the goalposts were and how close she was to reach them. Now, there are no expectations of her whatsoever. Sure, there is a plan to rehabilitate her name, but...

StoneBot Comics Provides Statement on Kamen Rider Kuuga Manga's Translation Differences from Initial Preview

StoneBot Comics, Titan Comics to work on "delivering an edition the fans can be happy with" ― StoneBot Comics, the licensee of Shotaro Ishinomori, Toshiki Inoue, and Hitotsu Yokoshima's Kamen Rider Kuuga manga, gave a statement on Twitter on Thursday regarding the differences between preview pages from the first two volumes from April 2022 and the final product. StoneBot Comics stated that it partner...
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Genshin Impact Animated Video Highlights 3rd Lantern Rite Event

"May this dream last forever, that we may meet again once more." Genshin Impact launched its third annual Lantern Rite Festival event last Thursday. The event, which mirrors the Chinese New Year, is an excellent opportunity for players to interact with Liyue characters, play mini-games, and collect gacha rewards. The game is promoting the event with a heartwarming animated video showcasing a day in...
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The Eminence in Shadow ‒ Episode 17

Rose had stabbed her fiancé and run away. Now we get to see precisely what happened.
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Bakemonogatari Manga Ends, New Ikusamonogatari Novel Debuts

Manga ends in 22nd volume on May 17, same day as new novel ― This year's eighth issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Oh! great's manga adaptation of NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari novels will enter its final arc, and it will end in seven chapters. Kodansha will publish the 22nd and final compiled book volume on May 17. NisiOisin also announced that a new novel in the ser...
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Precure Franchise Posts 20th Anniversary Video

Video features new Ikimonogakari song "Tokimeki" set to footage from long-running magical girl franchise ― The official website for Toei Animation's long-running children's magical girl anime franchise Precure (Pretty Cure) began streaming a 20th-anniversary promotional video for the franchise on Wednesday. The video features a new song, "Tokimeki" (Excited Heartbeat), by the band Ikimonogakari, whic...
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BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense. Season 2 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

BOFURI got extra time to cook in the anime production oven, but episode three's CGI shows it needed a few more minutes.
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Singer Soraru's First Novel Gets Manga Adaptation

Usotsuki Majo to Hai Iro no Niji novel gets manga adaptation ― The March 1 issue of Hakusensha's The Hana to Yume announced on Wednesday that Japanese singer Soraru's first novel titled Usotsuki Majo to Hai Iro no Niji (The Liar Witch and the Gray Rainbow) will get a manga adaptation in the magazine's special publication The Hana to Yume Dream on April 26. Raku Sakai will write the manga, and Tsukasa...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 ‒ Episode 41

The flashback may be over, but Rampo is still center stage as the action of the present day resumes.
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Fire Emblem Engage

Fire Emblem Engage has had a rough time coming. The art style left a lot of people unconvinced, and it's coming on the heels of the widely-beloved Fire Emblem: Three Houses. How does Intelligent Systems' newest strategy RPG hold up? Fire Emblem Engage has had a rough time coming. The title was weird, the art style left a lot of people unconvinced, and it's coming on the heels of the widely-beloved ...
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Compile Heart Teases New Hyperdimension Neptunia Shooting Game

Company teased a "Shoot, desTroy, dodGe" (STG) game ― Compile Heart started streaming a "Compile Heart TV" program on Wednesday, in which the company teased that it is making a new Hyperdimension Neptunia shooting game. At 6:37 in the video below, the program's new emcee Anton Kase reported the "overheard information" that the company is making a new Hyperdimension Neptunia game. The emcee added at 7...
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22/7 Project's Reina Miyase Graduates From Franchise

Voice of 22/7's Ayaka Tachikawa to graduate after group's 11th single release in April ― The official website for the 22/7 idol project announced on Wednesday that Reina Miyase, who plays Ayaka Tachikawa, is graduating from the franchise. Miyase will graduate from the franchise after the release of the group's 11th single on April 5. The franchise will then release the exact date of Miyase's graduati...
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ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! #4 [rate]
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Crunchyroll Debuts By the Grace of the Gods Season 2, Ningen Fushin, BOFURI Season 2 Anime's English Dubs

BOFURI dub debuts on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll announced the English dub cast and premiere dates for the By the Grace of the Gods Season 2, Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don't Believe in Humanity Will Save the World, and BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense. Season 2 anime over the past three days. The dub for By the Grace of the Gods has already premiered. The cast includes: E...
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My Life as Inukai-san's Dog #4 [rate]
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Wild Hearts Game's Trailer Previews Golden Tempest Fight

Hunting game launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC on February 17 ― Electronic Arts (EA) and Koei Tecmo began streaming on Thursday a gameplay trailer for their Wild Hearts hunting game, previewing a fight against the Golden Tempest. The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the EA App, Steam, and Epic Game Store on February 17. Koei Tecmo's Omega Force studio is developing t...
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Revenger #4 [rate]
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Spy Classroom #4 [rate]
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV #15 [rate]
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The Marginal Service Anime Casts Yūma Uchida

Uchida plays as pop star Rubber Suit with secret side ― The official website for The Marginal Service, Cygames' new original television anime, revealed on Thursday that Yūma Uchida will join the cast as Rubber Suit. Rubber Suit is the world's #1 pop star who sings about love, but beneath his pop star facade is his true self that he keeps secret. Brian Nightraider is a big fan of his. The anime will p...
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The Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure Anime's 2nd Video Reveals More Cast & Staff, Ending Song, April Debut

Kousuke Toriumi, Aki Toyosaki, Tomomichi Nishimura, Hidenari Ugaki, Tarusuke Shingaki join cast ― The official Twitter account for The Aristocrat's Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far, the television anime of Yashu's Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World (Tensei Kizoku no Isekai Bōken Roku) light novels, posted the second promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The ...
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