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I Want You to Make Me Beautiful! – The Complete Manga Collection Review

The benefit of being committed to such a simple setup is that the story knows exactly what it needs to do to invoke the maximum emotional response for this type of story. ― I Want You To Make Me Beautiful is a simple story that does everything it sets out to do. At its heart, it's a straightforward story about moving on from the pain of a bad breakup and reinventing yourself into something better. Th...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Spring 2024, May 6-12

Laid-Back Camp narrowly claims the top spot this week, but Delicious in Dungeon is having none of that and bumps it down in the cumulative. Find out where your favorites rank this week! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind ...
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Street Fighter Masters Volume 1: Fight to Win Graphic Novel Review

Honestly, you're getting a solid collection of character art with some disposable comic stories where you might get to enjoy some out-of-context obscure CAPCOM cameos. ― As a lifelong fan of Street Fighter, it's easy to get excited about the potential of seeing my favorite fighters doing stuff in different mediums. The flip side is that Udon Entertainment's hold on the comic treatment of the characte...
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Pokémon Horizons Episodes 13-23 Anime Series Review

Pokémon Horizons continues to display some of the best the franchise offers with great character work, creative setpieces, surprisingly strong direction, and a focus on a plot that continues to feel engaging. ― Pokémon Horizons felt like a breath of fresh air as a new mainline Pokémon series. With a more timid and empathic main character and a stronger emphasis on the adventuring aspect of being a Po...
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This Week in Games - Games Are Our Business... And Business Is Restructuring

Sony and Square-Enix are both reorganizing, from new CEOs to staff cutbacks. Also, sad news about Penny Blood, more Cotton, and the latest video game news! ― Welcome back, folks! You know, it's always nice to discover old stuff from a franchise you love that you didn't know existed. For example, I didn't know that the old Captain N: The Game Master cartoon had an episode that featured the world of Dr...
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This Week in Anime - When A New Studio Takes Over Your Favorite Series

Steve and Chris compare some of the highs and lows of an anime studio change-up, from Attack on Titan and One-Punch Man to Spice and Wolf. ― Steve and Chris compare some of the highs and lows of an anime studio change-up, from Attack on Titan and One-Punch Man to Spice and Wolf. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.S...
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You and I Are Polar Opposites Volume 1 Manga Review

You've probably read some version of this story before, but I doubt that you've ever seen it be this adorable. ― You've probably read some version of this story before, but I doubt that you've ever seen it be this adorable. You and I Are Polar Opposites is based on the tried-and-true formula of a thousand romantic comedies: Suzuki is a popular girl, and Tani is the class nerd. She's bright and perky,...
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Failure Frame Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Song Artists, July 4 Debut

Masaaki Mizunaka, KENN, Daiki Yamashita, Maria Naganawa, more join cast ― The staff for the anime of Kaoru Shinozaki's Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-level Spells (Hazure Waku no "Jōtai Ijō Skill" de Saikyō ni Natta Ore ga Subete wo Jūrin Suru made) light novel series revealed on Sunday the anime's ending theme song's title and artist, additional cast member...

Adult Swim Announces Toonami Rewind Block With Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Naruto Anime

2-hour programming block airs on Fridays starting on May 31 ― Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Friday that it is creating a new block called Toonami Rewind that is dedicated to running anime, or versions of the series, that aired on the original Toonami prior to its 2012 revival. Toonami Rewind will air on Fridays starting on May 31 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, and it will feature Sailor Moo...

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Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - Part 2 #9 [rate]
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Meiji Tokyo Renka Full Moon Visual Novel Launches for Switch, PC on October 3

Switch package version pre-order starts on May 30 ― Dramatic Create announced on Monday that it and MAGES. will release the Meiji Tokyo Renka Full Moon visual novel for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on October 3, and started streaming its opening video, which features the theme song "Tokyo Roman-tan" (Tokyo Romantic Story) performed by KENN. Pre-order for the Nintendo Switch package version will s...
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Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki Film Reveals 3 Guest Voice Actors

Takumi Kitamura, comedy duo Ozwald's Yū Hatanaka, Shunsuke Itō to voice characters for August 9 film ― The official website of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Our Dinosaur Diary), the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's 31st 2D animated film, revealed on Monday that actor and singer Takumi Kitamura, and comedy duo Ozwald are cast in the film as guest voice actor...
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Irono's Ryū no Hanayome Okotowari Manga Ends on June 18

Fantasy manga launched in 2021 ― The June issue of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine revealed on Friday that Irono's Ryū no Hanayome Okotowari manga will end in the magazine's next issue on June 18. The fantasy manga is set in a village where legends of dragons are still passed on, and the villagers Sakura and Ren are born with the ability to manipulate water. Known as the Dragonborn, they pro...
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HERO, Imaru Adachi to Release New Short Manga; Miyako Hiruzuka Launches New Series in June

HERO, Adachi to launch Terasu Hikari wa Ani no Omokage, Hiruzuka to launch Sayonara Diamond series ― This year's 25th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that HERO (Horimiya creator) and Imaru Adachi (Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway manga adaptation) will launch a three-chapter one-shot manga (the wording used could als...
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Gundam Suits Up for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

Federation's 'White One' comes to world's favorite shooter franchise in Season 4 ― One of, if not the most, popular first-person shooter game franchises is Call of Duty (COD). Starting off in World War II, the franchise has seen war through the lens of a soldier in World War II, modern times, and even the speculative future. The franchise's newest entry, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III takes us back...
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Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Anime Reveals New Ending Song by HYDExMY FIRST STORY

'Eikyū -Tokoshie-' debuts in episode 2 on Sunday ― The staff for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc television anime confirmed on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday that HYDE×MY FIRST STORY is performing the new ending theme song "Eikyū -Tokoshie-" (Eternity -Eternity-), which premieres in the second episode on Sunday. Yuki Kajiura wrote the music and lyrics for the song, and also a...
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Yen Press to Hire Marketing & Publicity Manager

― Yen Press has announced that it is looking to hire a Marketing & Publicity Manager. The full-time position is hybrid-remote, and will pay US$65,000 to US$75,000 per year. Skills required include four to five years of marketing and publicity experience in the publishing industry, experience pitching to media and press, and experience in managing social media accounts in a professional setting, amon...
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I Want You to Make Me Beautiful! – The Complete Manga Collection Review

The benefit of being committed to such a simple setup is that the story knows exactly what it needs to do to invoke the maximum emotional response for this type of story. ― I Want You To Make Me Beautiful is a simple story that does everything it sets out to do. At its heart, it's a straightforward story about moving on from the pain of a bad breakup and reinventing yourself into something better. Th...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II #19 [rate]
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As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill #7 [rate]
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Masahito Kagawa, Tohji Tsukishima's Zenkamono Manga Ends on June 5

Series originally launched in December 2017 ― This year's 11th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine revealed on Monday that Masahito Kagawa and Tohji Tsukishima's Zenkamono manga will end in the magazine's 12th issue on June 5. The series follows probation officer Kayo Agawa, who works with ex-criminals to help rehabilitate them into society. The original manga debuted in Shogakukan's B...
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Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again #7 [rate]
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Vampire Dormitory #7 [rate]
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The Duke of Death and His Maid #31 [rate]

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Failure Frame Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Song Artists, July 4 Debut

Masaaki Mizunaka, KENN, Daiki Yamashita, Maria Naganawa, more join cast ― The staff for the anime of Kaoru Shinozaki's Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-level Spells (Hazure Waku no "Jōtai Ijō Skill" de Saikyō ni Natta Ore ga Subete wo Jūrin Suru made) light novel series revealed on Sunday the anime's ending theme song's title and artist, additional cast member...
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Mr. Osomatsu Animator Naoyuki Asano's Yomei 3000 Moji Manga Ends

Asano's adaptation of Gyatei Murasaki's short novel stories launched on January 30 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Shogakukan's Manga ONE app revealed on May 6 that it has published the final chapter of animator Naoyuki Asano's Yomei 3000 Moji (3000 Characters Left to Live) manga, the adaptation of Gyatei Murasaki's short novel stories compilation of the same title. The manga also runs...
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Chibi Maruko-chan #1431 [rate]
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Sound! Euphonium 3 #7 [rate]
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The Wizard and His Fairy's Chisato Nesumi Launches Manga Adaptation

Hime-sama no Shitto de Yōjo ni Sareta Danshaku Reijō Desu. debuted on Saturday ― The June issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine revealed on Friday that The Wizard and His Fairy manga creator Chisato Nesumi launched a new manga adaptation of the Hime-sama no Shitto de Yōjo ni Sareta Danshaku Reijō Desu. (I'm a Baron's Daughter Who was Turned into a Little Girl Due to a Princess' Jealousy) story by...
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Ketsugō Danshi: Elements with Emotions -Commitments to Dawn- Manga Ends in June

Series launched in March 2023 ― The June issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine revealed on Friday that Hinano Mitsuki's Ketsugō Danshi: Elements with Emotions -Commitments to Dawn- manga, based on the game by Square Enix, will end in the next issue on June 18. In the "friendship bonding simulation adventure" game, characters who can control a chemical element are known as “Shikenkan.” The story ...
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Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc #33 [rate]
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Mission: Yozakura Family #7 [rate]
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Go, Go, Loser Ranger! #6 [rate]
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Taito Milestones 3 Game Gets November, Winter 2024 Releases in Japan, West

Game collection's 3rd installment includes Bubble Bobble, Rastan Saga, Cadash, more ― Game company Taito Corporation and game publisher ININ announced on Saturday that Taito Milestones 3, the third installment of the Taito Milestones game collection series, is scheduled for release in November in Japan, and in winter in the West, digitally for the Nintendo Switch. ININ started streaming an English an...
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Through the Lens Ent. Establishes Manga Development, Publishing Company Hoshi Studios With Offices in Singapore, Japan

Company enters distribution deal with Shogakukan Asia, plans to create manga with goal of turning them into TV anime, films ― Variety reported on Saturday that film studio Through the Lens Entertainment has established a manga development and publishing startup named Hoshi Studios situated in Singapore and Japan. The company has entered a distribution deal with Shogakukan Asia, the Southeast Asian su...

Kanon Visual Novel Listed on Steam as 'Coming Soon'

Game received Switch edition in April 2023 ― Prototype announced on Friday that it will release Visual Arts/Key's Kanon visual novel on Steam. The Steam store page for the game is live, with the release date listed as "coming soon." The release will feature text in Japanese, English, and Simplified Chinese. The listing describes the game's story: Kanon is the debut work from the visual novel studio, ...
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Live-Action Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyōshi Sequel Casts Raiku, Reveals New Key Visuals, Trailer

Kairu Tamura reprises role as Kazuma ― The staff for Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyōshi Lesson2, the sequel to the live-action series adaptation of sora's Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyōshi (Fallen High School Girl and Disabled Teacher) manga, revealed on May 15 Raiku will join the cast of the show and Kairu Tamura will reprise his role as Kazuma. The staff also revealed a new teaser trailer and a key visual. Th...
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One Piece #1105 [rate]
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Spring 2024, May 6-12

Laid-Back Camp narrowly claims the top spot this week, but Delicious in Dungeon is having none of that and bumps it down in the cumulative. Find out where your favorites rank this week! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind ...
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Wonderful Precure! #16 [rate]
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Kinema Citrus Unveils Videos, More Staff for 'Goodbye, Lara,' Ninja Skooler Anime

Both projects commemorate studio's 15th anniversary ― Kinema Citrus opened websites for its newly announced original anime projects Goodbye, Lara (Sayonara Lara) and Ninja Skooler on Sunday. The website posted English-captioned videos and more staff members for both projects, which commemorate the studio's 15th anniversary. Goodbye, Lara (Sayonara Lara) concept trailer Staff: Storyboard/Director: Tak...
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Wagamama High Spec Overclock Sequel Visual Novel Heads West

Sekai Project to release sequel fandisc for PC via Steam ― Sekai Project announced at its panel this year's Anime Central event on Saturday that it will release Wagamama High Spec Overclock (Wagamama High Spec OC), the sequel fandisc to the Wagamama High Spec adult visual novel, in the West for PC via Steam. The release date is to be determined, but Sekai Project confirmed that the game is currently ...
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Kinema Citrus Announces 'Goodbye, Lara,' Ninja Skooler Anime

Goodbye, Lara follows reborn mermaid, Ninja Skooler features ninja school ― Kinema Citrus announced at its panel during this year's Anime Central event on Saturday that it is producing two new anime titled Goodbye, Lara (Sayonara Lara) and Ninja Skooler. Takushi Koide is directing the Goodbye, Lara anime with character designs by Shiori Tani. The anime is based on a concept by Kinema Citrus, and it t...
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Tonari no Yōkai-san #7 [rate]
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YATAGARASU: The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master #7 [rate]
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The New Gate #6 [rate]
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Whisper Me a Love Song #6 [rate]
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night #7 [rate]
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, May 6-12

Stellar Blade rises back up to #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: May 6-12 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS5Stellar Blade Sony Interactive Entertainment April 26 13,033 80,164 2NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 9,652 5,835,236 3NSwEndless Ocean Luminous Nintendo May 2 6,951 35,296 4NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 6,536 3,559,654 5NSwAnimal C...
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Street Fighter Masters Volume 1: Fight to Win Graphic Novel Review

Honestly, you're getting a solid collection of character art with some disposable comic stories where you might get to enjoy some out-of-context obscure CAPCOM cameos. ― As a lifelong fan of Street Fighter, it's easy to get excited about the potential of seeing my favorite fighters doing stuff in different mediums. The flip side is that Udon Entertainment's hold on the comic treatment of the characte...
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Black Butler: Public School Arc #6 [rate]
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The Fable #7 [rate]
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Kaiju No. 8 #6 [rate]
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, May 6-12

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc premiere episode ranks at #2 with 6.9% rating ― Yoshifumi Kondō and Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart film aired on NTV on Friday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 6.5% rating. The live-action Rohan at the Louvre film based on Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure spinoff manga aired on NHK on Monday, May 6 at 3:55 p.m. and earned a 2.4% rat...
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Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included #8 [rate]

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Ace of Diamond Act II TV Anime Gets Sequel

2019-20 anime was itself a follow-up to first 2013-16 Ace of Diamond anime ― Production on a sequel to the 2019-2020 television anime of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond Act II (Daiya no A Act II) manga has been green-lit. Terajima drew an illustration to commemorate the news: Terajima's original Ace of Diamond baseball manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed ...
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Case Closed #1124 [rate]
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My Hero Academia #141 [rate]
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Comic Girls, I'dol Be Back! Creator Kaori Hanzawa Takes 3-Month Hiatus for Maternity Leave

Hanzawa launched I'dol Be Back! in July 2023 ― Manga creator Kaori Hanzawa announced on Thursday that she will take a three-month hiatus starting this month for maternity leave. Hanzawa added however that Houbunsha will still publish bonus manga shorts for I'dol Be Back! in June and July. The manga did not appear in the June issue of Manga Time Kirara Max, which shipped on Friday. Hanzawa launched th...
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Square Enix's Towa Tsugai Game Ends Service on July 23

New "Towa Tsugai Fans" fan community to launch with new story on day main game ends service ― Square Enix announced on Friday that it will end service on its couple-training battle fantasy role-playing game Towa Tsugai on July 23. On the day of the service ending, a "Towa Tsugai Fans" fan community service will launch. Pre-registration for Towa Tsugai Fans is available now. The game will add new main...
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Oi! Tonbo #7 [rate]
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Previews 'Sagamihara Neutralization Operation' Arc in Video

Arc starts in episode premiering on Saturday ― The staff of the television anime of Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga revealed a new trailer on Saturday to preview the upcoming "Sagamihara Neutralization Operation" arc that will premiere later on Saturday. The anime premiered on TV Tokyo on April 13. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs, and it is also streaming an English dub. The anime a...
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The Case Study of Vanitas Manga Takes 2-Month Break

Manga had returned from 11-month hiatus in May 2023 ― Square Enix announced on Friday that Jun Mochizuki's The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) manga will not appear in the June issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine on May 22, nor will it appear in the July issue on June 21. The manga went on hiatus in June 2022, and resumed in May 2023. Yen Press has been publishing the manga simultan...
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Bocchi the Rock's 'Bocchilla' Takes on Godzilla Above Tokyo Theater

The King of Monsters might finally meet its equal ― Having appeared in 30 live-action Japanese films, five Hollywood films, and three anime films, it's no wonder Godzilla has earned the moniker King of Monsters — and countless parodies. One recent parody is "Bocchila," the Shōnin Yokkyū Monster (Attention-Whore Monster) from the 2022 anime series Bocchi the Rock And now Bocchila is taking on Godzilla...

Sakamoto Days Project Listed for Netflix in 2024

One Piece season 2 listed for Netflix in "2025 and Beyond" ― The licensing news service License Global posted an interview with Netflix vice president Josh Simon on May 1, and included in the interview is a listing of a "Sakamoto Days" project among "Netflix Upcoming Releases" in 2024. The listing does not specify if the project is animated or live-action, nor does it specify a connection, if any, to...
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Shadowverse Flame: Arc-hen #81 [rate]
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Wonderful Precure! Girls, Crayon Shin-chan Cross Over Into Each Others' Anime

It's not the first time Crayon Shin-chan has invaded a magical girl anime ― Crayon Shin-chan is among the most iconic — and longest-running — family anime in Japan, having been on the air since April 1992. And in those three decades, the series has had a handful of crossovers with other anime. Wonderful Precure! joins that list this weekend. The preview for the May 18 episode of Crayon Shin-chan and ...
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MangaGamer to Release Steam Prison - Beyond the Steam Game for Switch, PC

MangaGamer to also release USB physical versions of Umineko When They Cry, Higurashi When They Cry Hou+ ― MangaGamer announced on Friday during its panel at Anime Central that it has licensed HuneX's Steam Prison - Beyond the Steam, the sequel fandisc otome game to Steam Prison, and will release it in English internationally for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and MangaGamer. The company will releas...
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My Hero Academia Season 7 Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, May 18 Premiere

Natalie Van Sistine plays Star and Stripe in dub on Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will premiere the English dub for the seventh season of the My Hero Academia anime on May 18. New cast members include: Natalie Van Sistine as Star and Stripe Kyle Hebert as Agpar William Ofoegbu as Ethan Aiden Call as Biggs Sean Letourneau as Wedge Additional voices include Tyson Rinehart and Wyat...
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Wind Breaker ‒ Episode 7

This brawl is the dramatic highlight of Wind Breaker so far, delivering a fight that’s as entertaining to follow in-context as it is to look at in isolation.

Adult Swim Announces Toonami Rewind Block With Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Naruto Anime

2-hour programming block airs on Fridays starting on May 31 ― Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Friday that it is creating a new block called Toonami Rewind that is dedicated to running anime, or versions of the series, that aired on the original Toonami prior to its 2012 revival. Toonami Rewind will air on Fridays starting on May 31 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, and it will feature Sailor Moo...
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Laid-Back Camp Season 3 ‒ Episode 7

The OutClub's recollection of their trip lies somewhere between a fever dream, a variety show, and Rashomon.
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Highspeed Étoile #7 [rate]
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KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world! 3 ‒ Episode 6

When Kazuma isn't sexually harassing people or fumbling the bag, he is an incredibly competent and skilled adventurer.
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The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors #7 [rate]
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II #18 [rate]
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What's Your Favorite Anime Song? (Part 1)

Just a few days left to nominate your favorite theme songs!
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Pokémon Horizons Episodes 13-23 Anime Series Review

Pokémon Horizons continues to display some of the best the franchise offers with great character work, creative setpieces, surprisingly strong direction, and a focus on a plot that continues to feel engaging. ― Pokémon Horizons felt like a breath of fresh air as a new mainline Pokémon series. With a more timid and empathic main character and a stronger emphasis on the adventuring aspect of being a Po...
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The irregular at magic high school #7 [rate]
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime #55 [rate]
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This Week in Games - Games Are Our Business... And Business Is Restructuring

Sony and Square-Enix are both reorganizing, from new CEOs to staff cutbacks. Also, sad news about Penny Blood, more Cotton, and the latest video game news! ― Welcome back, folks! You know, it's always nice to discover old stuff from a franchise you love that you didn't know existed. For example, I didn't know that the old Captain N: The Game Master cartoon had an episode that featured the world of Dr...
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Astro Note #7 [rate]

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Delico's Nursery Anime's 3rd Teaser Video Streamed

Series starring Masakazu Morita, Katsuyuki Konishi, more premieres in July ― The staff of Delico's Nursery, a television anime based on Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play, revealed a third teaser promotional video on Friday. The anime will debut in July on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS. The anime stars: Masakazu Morita as Dali Delico Katsuyuki Konishi as Gerhard Fra Hiro Shimono...
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Takara's Treasure Live-Action Show to Star Yoji Iwase, EIto Konishi

Series based on Minta Suzumaru's boys-love manga to premiere on July 1 ― The official Twitter account for the live-action adaptation of Minta Suzumaru's Takara's Treasure (Takara no Vidro) boys-love manga revealed the show's two main cast members on Friday. The show will star Yoji Iwase (left in image below) as Takara Shiga and Eito Konishi (right) as Taishin Nakao. The show will premiere on BS Asahi...
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Nyaaaanvy Cat Sumo Game Gets 6-Episode Series of Anime Shorts Starting on May 25

Natsuki Hanae, Junko Takeuchi, more star ― Developer Team DigitalMind announced on Friday that it and publisher Phoenixx Inc.'s Nyaaaanvy video game is getting a television anime. The anime series of shorts will air within TV Tokyo's eeny meeny miney mo program that airs on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. starting on May 25. The anime will also be available on Shin-Ei Animation's YouTube channel starting on M...
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Wistoria: Wand and Sword Anime Reveals Character Promo Video, More Cast

Tomokazu Seki, Kōji Yusa join cast for series premiering in July ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Fujino Ōmori and Toshi Aoi's Wistoria: Wand and Sword (Tsue to Tsurugi no Wistoria) manga revealed a new character promotional video and more cast members on Friday. /🙋‍♂️うぃすー!新キャラ&キャスト情報公開!\ウィルのルームメイトであるロスティと、魔法学院の教師であるワークナー&エドワルドが公開!ワークナーは #関智一エドワルドは #遊佐浩二 が担当!🪄キャラPVはこちらhtt...
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Magical Girls holoWitches! Multimedia Project for Hololive Announced With Animated Promo Video

Multimedia project includes anime, manga, livestreams ― Cover Corporation announced on Thursday that it is producing a new multimedia project for its hololive VTuber group titled Magical Girls holoWitches!. The project will include manga, anime, and livestreams. An animated promotional video also released on Thursday. It is currently unclear if the project will include any other animated works aside ...
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2024 Anpanman Film's Clip Features Baikinman

Film opens on June 28 with limited toy tambourine given to young children who attend ― Oricon began streaming a clip on Friday for Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman to Ehon no Lulun (Baikinman and Lulun of the Picture Book), the 35th film in the Anpanman franchise. The video also previews the limited toy tambourine that children in elementary school or younger who see the film will receive. The film will ...
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Live-Action Tanabata no Kuni Series Reveals Teaser Video, More Cast

Ryoko Fujino, Hiroshi Mikami, Takayuki Yamada join cast ― Disney+ began streaming a new teaser trailer for the live-action series of Hitoshi Iwaaki's Tanabata no Kuni (Tanabata Country) manga on Friday. The trailer reveals three new cast members for the series. The new cast members include: Ryoko Fujino as Sachiko Hagshimaru Hiroshi Mikami as Masami Marukami Takayuki Yamada as Yoriyuki Marukami The s...
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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Anime's Video Previews Opening Song

Sumire Uesaka performs opening song, also performs covers of famous songs for each episode's ending ― Kadokawa unveiled a new promotional video for the anime of writer Sunsunsun and artist Momoco's Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san) light novel series on Friday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Ichiban K...
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#DRCL, 'Goodbye, Eri,' River's Edge More Nominated for Eisner Awards

My Picture Diary, The Summer Hikaru Died also nominated ― Comic-Con International announced the nominees for this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Thursday. The following manga were nominated in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category: Shin'ichi Sakamoto's #DRCL midnight children (based on Bram Stoker's Dracula) (translated by Caleb Cook) Tatsuki Fujimoto's Goodbye, ...
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Shosen Hitogoto Desu kara Legal Manga Gets Live-Action Series

Kento Nakajima stars in series premiering on July 19 ― TV Tokyo announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Masamichi Sato, Katsuhito Fujiya, and Yōhei Shimizu's Shosen Hitogoto Desu kara: Toaru Bengoshi no Honne no Shigoto (After All, It's Someone Else's Problem: The Real Work of a Certain Lawyer) manga that will premiere on TV Tokyo on July 19. Kento Nakajima (live-a...
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McDonald's Uses Polymerization on Yu-Gi-Oh!/Hello Kitty for Happy Meals

Franchises get 10 Happy Meal toys in U.S. this summer Yu-Gi-Oh! and Hello Kitty — name a more iconic duo. Okay, the two franchises aren't really recognized as an obvious pair. To their credit, though, they are no strangers to crossovers with other anime. Hello Kitty, in particular, has had numerous crossovers with various series such as Naruto, My Hero Academia, Sailor Moon, and Jujutsu Kaisen. Yu-...
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Mujirushi Shimazaki, Hama's Katsuben Ōji no Hanayome-san Manga Lists 4th Volume as Final Volume (Updated)

4th volume of manga about silent movie narrator, his wife in Taishō Japan ships on July 11 ― Amazon is listing the fourth compiled book volume of Mujirushi Shimazaki and Hama's Katsuben Ōji no Hanayome-san (The Wife of the Silent Movie Narrator Prince) as the final volume. The volume will ship on July 11. The manga is set in Japan's Taishō period, when movies were still called "moving pictures," and ...
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Urara Meirochō's Harikamo Launches New Manga on June 14

11-banme no Neko wa Nene manga follows human child in country of cat people ― The 114th issue of Kadokawa's Harta magazine revealed on Wednesday that Harikamo will launch a new manga titled 11-banme no Neko wa Nene (The 11th Cat is Nene) in the magazine's next issue on June 14. The manga's story centers in a country where cat people live, and human children are not allowed entry and is considered a s...
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The Irregular at Magic High School Season 3 Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, May 17 Premiere

Edward A. Mendoza joins returning cast members ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the third television season of the The irregular at magic high school anime on Friday. The dub cast, which features returning members, includes: Alejandro Saab as Tatsuya Shiba Anairis Quiñones as Miyuki Shiba Emi Lo as Minami Sakurai Maureen Price as Mayumi Saegusa Eri...
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The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio ‒ Episode 6

I don't need Voice Actor Radio to be 100% existential navel-gazing, but dang if it doesn't need something else as it goes through all its other motions.
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HIDIVE to Stream I Parry Everything Anime

Anime Expo hosts N. American premiere of 1st 2 episodes on July 4 ― HIDIVE announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime of Nabeshiki and Kawaguchi's I Parry Everything: What Do You Mean I'm the Strongest? I'm Not Even an Adventurer Yet! (Ore wa Subete o "Parry" Suru: Gyaku Kanchigai no Sekai Saikyō wa Bōken-sha ni Naritai) light novel series for the summer 2024 season as part of Se...
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This Week in Anime - When A New Studio Takes Over Your Favorite Series

Steve and Chris compare some of the highs and lows of an anime studio change-up, from Attack on Titan and One-Punch Man to Spice and Wolf. ― Steve and Chris compare some of the highs and lows of an anime studio change-up, from Attack on Titan and One-Punch Man to Spice and Wolf. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.S...
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Ultraman: Rising CG Animated Film Reveals Japanese Dub Trailer, Cast Members

Hiroko Sakurai, Takaya Aoyagi join cast ― The staff for Ultraman: Rising, the upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film from the streaming service and Tsuburaya Productions, revealed the Japanese dub trailer and more cast members on Friday: The Japanese dub cast includes: Yuki Yamada as Ken Sato Fumiyo Kohinata as Professor Sato Akari Hayami as Ami Wakita Fumihiko Tachiki as Dr. Onda Ayumi Tsunemats...
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You and I Are Polar Opposites Volume 1 Manga Review

You've probably read some version of this story before, but I doubt that you've ever seen it be this adorable. ― You've probably read some version of this story before, but I doubt that you've ever seen it be this adorable. You and I Are Polar Opposites is based on the tried-and-true formula of a thousand romantic comedies: Suzuki is a popular girl, and Tani is the class nerd. She's bright and perky,...
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An Archdemon's Dilemma - How to Love Your Elf Bride #8 [rate]
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Reynatis Game's Trailer Previews Crossover With NEO: The World Ends With You

FuRyu's new action RPG launches in West on September 27 ― NIS America began streaming on Thursday a trailer for FuRyu's new action RPG Reynatis, and it previews the crossover content with Square Enix's NEO: The World Ends with You (Shin Subarashii Kono Sekai) game: NIS America will release the game in the West for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on September 27. The ga...
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SEGA Previews Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Game Cast in New Trailer

Game launches on June 25 ― Sega revealed a new trailer for the upcoming Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble game for Nintendo Switch introducing the characters on Wednesday. The characters include AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, GonGon, YanYan, Doctor, and the new monkey Palette. The game is scheduled for a June 25 release. Players who pre-order the game will receive the Banana Suit as a bonus. There is a solo and l...
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Ema Toyama's Tenseishite mo Neko wa Neko Manga Ends in 2nd Volume

Series ends on July 11 ― Amazon is listing Ema Toyama's Tenseishite mo Neko wa Neko (A Cat will be a Cat Even After Reincarnation) manga as ending with the second volume's release on July 11. The story takes place in a world without cats. On the heroine's way home after defeating the demon king, she encounters a strange, fluffy, four-legged beast who has been transported to this world. Toyama launch...
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