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This Week in Games - Retrogame Roundups Rated

Todd guest-hosts and roots through this year's retro-game compilations! Plus Panzer Dragoon, Doraemon, and Smash Bros. speculation! ― Well, here I am, guest-hosting again and just in time for the holidays. Winter and Christmas are upon us, and that's relevant because this the only season with which I associate certain games. I'll go through spring, summer, and fall without much thought, but when wint...
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New Game!! - Season Two BD/DVD

New Game’s second season improves on the first while still staying true to its core appeal. Nick Creamer cheers on this charming sequel. ― The first season of New Game! was a very pleasant time all around, presenting the trials and tribulations of a small game development studio with all the coziness it could possibly afford. New Game!'s gentle slice of life storytelling meant it didn't really succee...
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After the Rain Omnibus 1

This unconventional romance combines beautiful art with nuanced storytelling to deliver a truly unique coming-of-age story. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― There's something deliberately uncomfortable about After the Rain's apparent central premise – that a seventeen-year-old girl is not only crushing on a forty-five-year-old man, but that she's persistent about acting on it, and he's not quite ...
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Shelf Life - UQ Holder!

Gabriella plunges deep into the lore of Ken Akamatsu for this Negima! spinoff action series, while Paul breaks down all this week's new anime releases! ― I picked up the new Super Smash Bros. game this week, only to re-discover that I'm not very good at Smash games (and I never have been). Thankfully, the holidays should give me plenty of time to get better, or at least less comically awful. In the ...
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Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf Novel 3

This more low-key adventure for Col and Myuri does a great job expanding the series' world, but the transition from lore to drama isn't as smooth as fans might hope. Theron Martin has the details. ― The first novel of this “next generation” sequel to Spice and Wolf dealt with events that could have world-shaking consequences, while the second volume dealt with events that could reshape an entire regi...
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The Mike Toole Show - Jump-ing Ship

Big changes are coming to the way Shonen Jump gets distributed in the US - but this wouldn't be the first time! Join Mike on a journey through the history of Shonen Jump in America. ― The summer of 2002 was an inflection point for anime and manga in North America. Hamtaro debuted on Cartoon Network in June, positioned as a new kids' favorite, complete with toys at major department stores. Tokyopop we...
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Dead or Alive 6 Game's Trailer Reveals Brad Wong, Eliot

Fighting game slated for February 15 ― Koei Tecmo America began streaming a new video for Team Ninja's Dead or Alive 6 fighting game on Sunday. The video reveals that "The Drunken Fighter" Brad Wong and "The Apprentice of the Iron Fist" Eliot are joining the roster of playable characters. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on February 15, 2019. The game will also get a...
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'Disaster' Chosen as 2018 Kanji of the Year

2nd most-popular kanji was "peace" ― The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation announced on Wednesday in a ceremony that the kanji character 災 (sai), meaning disaster or misfortune, is the 2018 Kanji of the Year. 昨日、晴天の中、2018年「#今年の漢字」の発表を無事に終えることができました。ご応募いただいた皆様に心より御礼申し上げます。揮毫された「災」の大書は、12月21日(金)まで清水寺で展示し、12月22日(土)からは、京都・祇園の #漢字ミュージアム で展示します。https://t.co/cx00rBkbOE pic.twitter.com/sStjo5zKOa— 2018...
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Citrus+ Manga Launches on December 18

― Amazon's listing for the February 2019 issue (pictured right) of Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime magazine states that Saburouta's Citrus+ spinoff manga will launch in the issue. The issue will ship on December 18. The October issue of the magazine revealed in August that the manga would launch this winter. Saburouta's main Citrus manga ended in the same issue. Saburouta launched the main manga in Ich...
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The Promised Neverland Anime's 6th Ad Previews Opening Theme

The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga began streaming the show's sixth television commercial on Thursday. The video previews UVERworld's opening theme song "Touch off." アニメ #約ネバ 新CM公先ほど #ノイタミナ 内で放映したCM第6弾がコチhttps://t.co/Bo6XOS4bAOOPテーマ:UVERworld「Touch off」バージョンということで、CM第4弾より長く音源を聴くことが...
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This Week in Games - Retrogame Roundups Rated

Todd guest-hosts and roots through this year's retro-game compilations! Plus Panzer Dragoon, Doraemon, and Smash Bros. speculation! ― Well, here I am, guest-hosting again and just in time for the holidays. Winter and Christmas are upon us, and that's relevant because this the only season with which I associate certain games. I'll go through spring, summer, and fall without much thought, but when wint...
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Live-Action Cheer Boys!! Film Unveils More Cast, Teaser, Poster Visual

Ayumi Ito, Kurumi Shimizu, Erika Karata, Chihiro Yamamoto join cast of May film ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Ryō Asai's Cheer Danshi!! (Cheer Boys!!) novel revealed additional cast members, a teaser video, a poster visual, and the May 2019 premiere on Thursday. The four newly revealed female cast members are: (left to right in image above) Ayumi Ito as Satsuki Takagi ...
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'How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno' Anime Reveals Ending Song

Cast performs theme for January series ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of tugeneko's Ueno-san wa Bukiyō (How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno) manga revealed on Thursday that three of the anime's voice cast members will perform the ending theme song "My Pace Science." The cast members who will perform the song are Yū Serizawa (voice of Ueno), Aimi Tanaka (Tanaka), and Akari Kageyama ...
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New Game!! - Season Two BD/DVD

New Game’s second season improves on the first while still staying true to its core appeal. Nick Creamer cheers on this charming sequel. ― The first season of New Game! was a very pleasant time all around, presenting the trials and tribulations of a small game development studio with all the coziness it could possibly afford. New Game!'s gentle slice of life storytelling meant it didn't really succee...
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Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Pokemon Go, More Win at CBS' Inaugural Gamers Choice Awards

Super Mario Party also voted as Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game ― CBS' inaugural Gamers' Choice Awards announced its winners on Sunday. The following awards were given to Japanese-developed games: Fan Favorite Fighting Game: DragonBall FighterZ Fan Favorite Family-Friendly Multiplayer Game: Super Mario Party Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game: Monster Hunter: World Fan Favorite Mobile Game...
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Kiss of the Rose Princess' Aya Shouoto Launches New Manga on December 20

New manga about supernatural artist is titled Tsukigami to Bonbon ― Square Enix's Gangan Online website revealed on Monday that Aya Shouoto's new manga is titled Tsukigami to Bonbon (third from left in picture below), which will launch on the site on December 20. Rito Kohsaka will also launch a new manga on the site on December 20 titled Watashi no Shiawase no Kekkon (My Happy Marriage, rightmost in ...
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Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai Smartphone Game's Video Previews Game Features

Smartphone air combat RPG based on original anime debuts in winter 2019 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a promotional video for its Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai - Ōzora no Take Off Girls! (Kotobuki - The Wasteland Squadron: Take Off Girls of the Sky!) smartphone game on Thursday. The video previews the game's features, including pilot and plane customization, and aerial combat. The game will...
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GeGeGe no Kitarō Manga Gets Special New Chapter

New chapter centers on Edo yōkai in 1683 ― The January issue of Leed Publishing's Comic Ran Twins magazine published an all-new special one-shot chapter of the GeGeGe no Kitarō manga titled "Kessen Atagosan" (Decisive Battle on Mt. Atago) on Thursday. The chapter is set in the third year of the Tenna period (1683 CE), with Kitaro and his companions uncovering the mysteries of the Edo yōkai. Mizuki Pr...

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Baki Gaiden - Scarface Spinoff Manga Gets Special Chapter on December 27

1-shot manga is set after Kaoru's fight with Spec ― This year's combined second and third issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Keisuke Itagaki and Yukinao Yamauchi's Baki Gaiden - Scarface manga will have a special chapter that will debut on December 27. The one-shot will be set after Kaoru's fight with Spec. The manga has been on hiatus since May. The man...
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'This Boy' Franchise's Drama CD Project Gets English Release with Subtitles, Dub

Kuma Holdings to release drama CD project with BD release of 2 other This Boy anime titles ― Kuma Holdings announced through a video on Thursday that it will release This Boy Will Be Called a Villain (Kono Danshi, Akunin to Yobaremasu.), a drama CD that serves as the third installment in Soubi Yamamoto and Comix Wave Films' This Boy (Kono Danshi) franchise. Kuma Holdings is streaming a preview of the...
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Meiji Tokyo Renka TV Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals January 9 Premiere

Series adapts Broccoli's romance visual novel ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka romance visual novel began streaming the show's second promotional video on Thursday. The video previews KENN's opening theme song "Tsukiakari no Rhapsodia." The video reveals that the show will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 9 at 11:00 p.m., before airing later th...
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Dororo TV Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals, Previews amazarashi's Ending Theme

Series premieres on January 7 with stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside, outside of Japan ― The official website for the second television anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga began streaming the third promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video reveals and previews amazarashi's ending theme song "Sayonara Gokko" (Make-Believe Goodbye). amazarashi wrote the song spec...
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Kasane's Daruma Matsuura Launches New Manga on December 25

Ima/Uzuko Iku Kohakuiro no Hate manga is 3-chapter mini-series ― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that manga creator Daruma Matsuura will launch a mini-series manga titled Ima/Uzuko Iku Kohakuiro no Hate in the magazine on December 25. The manga will have three chapters. Matsuura posted a drawing for the manga on her Twitter account. Matsuura launched her Kasane...
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Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo Anime Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

Original film opens in Japan on January 25 ― The official website for Craftar Studios Inc.'s original anime film Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo (Even if the World Will End Tomorrow) began streaming the film's full trailer on Thursday. The video previews Aimyon's theme song, also titled "Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Toshitemo." The site is also streaming the trailer in 60-second, 30-second, and 15-second ve...
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Live-Action Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Film Delayed to 2020

Film was originally slated to open in 2019 ― Toho revealed at a 2019 lineup presentation on Thursday that the live-action film adaptation of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga will now open in 2020. The film was originally slated for next year. Mitsuki Takahata (Napping Princess' Kokone Morikawa) and Kento Yamazaki (live-action Death Note series' L) are starri...
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Masaaki Yuasa's 'Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara' Anime Film Reveals More Staff, June 21 Debut

Reiko Yoshida pens script, Michiru Oshima composes music ― Toho revealed at a 2019 lineup presentation on Thursday that director Masaaki Yuasa's Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara anime film will open in Japan on June 21, 2019. The film's tentative English title is "Riding a Wave with You." Reiko Yoshida (Lu over the Wall, A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird) is writing the film's script, and Michiru Oshima...
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New Revue Starlight Manga Launches in January

Tsubaki Ayasugi draws new manga for franchise ― The January issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Bushiroad magazine revealed on December 7 that Bushiroad and Nelke Planning's Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise will receive a new manga titled Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight #2 Transition by Tsubaki Ayasugi. The manga will launch in the magazine's next issue on January 8. Ayasugi also draws the Butai Shōjo Sho...
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2019 Pokémon Film Reveals Title, July 12 Premiere

Mew Two no Gyakushū Evolution title is reference to 1st film in franchise ― Film distributor Toho revealed during a 2019 lineup presentation on Thursday that the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise is titled Mew Two no Gyakushū Evolution (Mew Two's Counterattack Evolution). The film will open in Japan on July 12, 2019. The screenings of this year's film, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (Gekijōban P...
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Makoto Shinkai's New Anime Film Reveals Title, Story, July 19 Debut

Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You film centers on girl who can stop rain ― Comix Wave Films announced on Thursday that Makoto Shinkai's new anime film is titled Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You (Weather Child: Weathering With You), and the film will open in Japan on July 19, 2019. The tagline on the above image reads, "This is the story of the world's secret that only she and I know." In the film's st...
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Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike Spinoff Manga Enters College Arc in January

Previous arc focused on Hiroshima Kureminami's Eikichi Machimiya ― The January issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Wednesday that Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike spinoff manga will enter a new "College Arc" in the magazine's next issue on January 12. The manga will have a color opening page and will be featured on the issue's front cover. The Yowamushi ...
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2nd Shimajirō Anime Film's Trailer Previews Momoiro Clover Z Song

Film opens in Japan on March 15 ― The official website for Benesse Corporation's Shimajirō anime franchise unveiled a new trailer and visual on Thursday for Shimajirō to Ururu no Heroland, the second film in the franchise. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Hero" by Momoiro Clover Z. The film will open in Japan on March 15. The film's story is set in Heroland, a world created by ...
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Live-Action Kūbo Ibuki Film Casts Original Characters

Kiichi Nakai, Tsubasa Honda, Yuki Saito 7 more join cast for film ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Osamu Eya and Kaiji Kawaguchi's Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) manga revealed additional cast members for the film on Thursday. All the new characters are original characters for the film. The new cast includes: (Top row, left to right): Kiichi Nakai as Keiichi Nakano, ...
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Live-Action Monster Hunter Film Casts Hirona Yamazaki

Yamazaki plays Handler character in live-action film starring Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa ― Sony Pictures revealed on Thursday that actress Hirona Yamazaki will join its live-action film adaptation of CAPCOM's Monster Hunter action game franchise. Yamazaki will play the Handler, a character who supports the efforts of Artemis and the Hunter. A similar Handler character also appeared in the recent Monste...
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Kanoko Sakurakoji's Black Bird Manga Gets Stage Play in March

Supernatural manga ran from 2007-2012 ― The January 2019 issue of Shogakukan's Betsucomi magazine revealed on Thursday that Kanoko Sakurakoji's Black Bird manga is inspiring a stage play adaptation that will run at the Ginza Hakuhinkan Theater in Tokyo from March 27 to 31. Viz Media published all volumes of the manga in North America, and it describes the story: There is a world of myth and magic tha...
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Sentai Filmworks Posts English-Subtitled Videos for Made in Abyss Films

Sentai Filmworks screens both compilation films in U.S. theaters in 2019 ― Sentai Filmworks began streaming two English-subtitled preview videos for the Made in Abyss compilation films on Wednesday. Sentai Filmworks will screen both films in theaters in the United States in 2019. The first Made in Abyss film, Made in Abyss: Tabidachi no Yoake (Journey's Dawn), will open in Japan on January 4, followe...
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Fathom Events Unveils English-Dubbed Video for Modest Heroes Anime Anthology Film

GKIDS, Fathom Events to screen Studio Ponoc anime on January 10, 12 ― Fathom Events began streaming an English-dubbed video on Wednesday for it and GKIDS' screening of Studio Ponoc's anthology film Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Film Theater, Volume 1. The screenings will screen in 500 U.S. theaters on January 10 and January 12. Screenings on Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m. local time will be English dubb...
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Your Wish Has Been Granted: adidas' Final DBZ Shoes Collaboration Features Shenron

adidas announced on Tuesday that it is concluding its Dragon Ball Z shoes collection with two designs based on the title dragon himself, Shenron. The shoes will be available for purchase on December 22. The first pair is decked out in the Shenron green, with a gold panel on the heel to represent the dragon's underbelly. The second, an adidas Originals store exclusive, keeps the same basic design b...
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Mirai Anime Film Earns US$672,652 in U.S. Screenings

Film screened in 700 U.S. theaters on November 29, December 5, December 8 ― Box Office Mojo is listing that Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai anime film has earned US$672,652 between November 29 and December 8. GKIDS and Fathom Events began screening the film in 700 U.S. theaters on November 29, and the film also screened on December 5 and December 8. GKIDS also held its own theatrical release in the United Stat...
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CLAMP, Katsuhiro Otomo, Shoji Kawamori, Range Murata Draw Flying Dog 10th Anniversary Shirts

Victor Entertainment's anime music label Flying Dog is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the "Flying Dog 10-Shūnen Kinen Live -Inu Fes!-" event on February 2. The event will be held at the main arena of Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo. Popular manga and anime creators CLAMP, Katsuhiro Otomo, Shoji Kawamori, Range Murata are contributing to the celebration by providing special T-shirt de...
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The Royal Tutor Anime Film's Trailer Introduces Sadistic Twin Princes

Shōgo Sakamoto returns to perform theme song ― Avex began streaming a trailer for the upcoming The Royal Tutor anime film on Thursday. The video introduces the new characters Ivan Aleksandrovich Romano and Eugene Aleksandrovich Romano, the sadistic "Twin Princes" of the Romano kingdom, and reveals that Shōgo Sakamoto is performing the film's theme song "Parallel na Kankei" (Parallel Connection). Saka...
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Japanese Comic Ranking, December 3-9

One Piece, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, One-Punch Man in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 One Piece 91 1,510,524 1,514,459 2018/12 Shueisha Eiichiro Oda 1 2 2 Attack on Titan 27 504,390 504,390 2018/12 Kodansha Hajime Isayama 2 1 3 My Hero Academia 21 389,393 389,830 2018/12 Shueisha Kohei Horikoshi 3 1...
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Stuntmen Recreate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Real Life

Also: cops play gamers after being called for launch-day noise ― Fans around the world are reveling in all that the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crossover fighting game has to offer. Even before the launch, the title's impressive pre-order sales proved that Ultimate would be a special installment in the franchise. The game launched last Friday, and fans are still riding the hype train since The Gam...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, December 3-9

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: December 3-9 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1NSwSuper Smash Brothers Ultimate (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo December 7 1,220,535 1,220,535 2NSw Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (Including Bundled Editions) Pokémon November 16 93,787 1,012,247 80 3NSwSup...
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Spike Chunsoft's Zanki Zero Game Launches on March 19 in the West

Game to launch for PS4/PC, not PS Vita ― Spike Chunsoft, Inc., Spike Chunsoft's newly established North American subsidiary, announced on Wednesday that its Zanki Zero: Last Beginning will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC on March 19. The company began streaming an English-dubbed trailer. The game will have a physical and digital release for PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 launch edition will include...
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New City Hunter Anime Film Reveals Title, New Trailer, Additional Cast

TM Network's song "Get Wild" confirmed as ending theme ― The official website for the new anime film adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter manga announced the film's full title, Gekijōban City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes (City Hunter the Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes) and more additional cast on Thursday. The website also unveiled a new trailer and visual. Like the previous video, the new trailer...
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TV Job Documentary Features Voice Actor Hiroshi Kamiya

NHK's Professional Shigoto no Ryūgi (Professional: Work Style) documentary television program highlights the working lives of people in various professions in Japan. The official website for Tokyo News Tsūshinsha's Weekly TV Guide magazine revealed on Wednesday that voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya will be the focus of the episode that will debut on January 14. According to TV Guide, there were only abo...
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Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist Game Delayed to 2019

The official website for the Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist game announced on Thursday that the game's release has been delayed from winter 2018 to an unspecified date in 2019. Bandai Namco Entertainment staff noted that they want to improve the quality of the game. Bandai Namco Entertainment America will release the third-person survival action game for PS4 and PC via Steam in the West. The game wi...
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Funimation President Talks Netflix's Evangelion Acquisition: 'We'd Do Better at Brand-Managing'

― Funimation Entertainment president Gen Fukunaga recently spoke to news website Polygon about Netflix's acquisition of the streaming rights to the Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime. In short, he doesn't think Netflix will do right by the series. "I'm 100-percent sure that we'd have done a much better job brand-managing it and turning it back into what it was," he told Polygon. Fukunaga's pri...
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Amazon Offers Marginal #4 Anime for Digital Purchase

― Amazon is now offering the MARGINAL #4 the Animation (Marginal#4 Kiss Kara Tsukuru Big Bang) television anime series for purchase in the United States. The 12-episode series is available digitally in Japanese with English subtitles. Funimation is listed as the network provider for the series. The anime premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and the anime is still a...
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Final Godzilla Anime Film Debuts on Netflix on January 9

Godzilla: The Planet Eater opened in Japan in November ― Netflix U.S. announced on Wednesday that it will debut Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Godzilla: Hoshi wo Kū Mono), the third and final film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, on January 9. Netflix will also debut a separate film with the title Godzilla on January 1, but it did not specify which one. Godzilla: The Planet Eater opened in 158 Japane...
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Golden Kamuy ‒ Episode 22

"All these teams coming together promises a fun new arc for the story."
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Reset Game Manga Gets Live-Action Video

Yukihiko Tsutsumi directs, Mackenyu stars in video for Kanji Yoshikai's suspense manga ― The official YouTube channel for Comic Smart's free manga website Ganma! began streaming a live-action video for Kanji Yoshikai's Reset Game manga on Wednesday. Yukihiko Tsutsumi directed the video, and Mackenyu plays protagonist Seiichi in the video. The video's description notes that it is a project to mark the...
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Answerman - Do You Have To Be Outgoing To Work In The Industry?

Is being an extrovert a requirement for working in the anime industry? Do you have to be a social butterfly? Justin considers the angles. ― Tyler asked: One thing I've noticed with a lot of anime fans is they're either extremely extroverted or extremely introverted—there's very little middle ground. I know a good number of voice actors who claim to be introverted, yet they attend cons that would pou...
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Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers 2 ‒ Episode 11

"With just two episodes left, it's hard to imagine how this season might conclude, but that's what's so fun about this show – I have no idea where it's going, but I can still trust it to blow my mind."
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Toji no Miko's Koudai Kakimoto Directs BanG Dream! 2nd Season Anime

New staff animate January series at Sanzigen ― The official website for the BanG Dream! anime revealed the staff for the BanG Dream! 2nd Season anime on Wednesday. Koudai Kakimoto (Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko) is directing the series at SANZIGEN Animation Studio (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life, BBK/BRNK). A promotional video revealed in May that Sanzigen would replace ISSEN and ...
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After the Rain Omnibus 1

This unconventional romance combines beautiful art with nuanced storytelling to deliver a truly unique coming-of-age story. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― There's something deliberately uncomfortable about After the Rain's apparent central premise – that a seventeen-year-old girl is not only crushing on a forty-five-year-old man, but that she's persistent about acting on it, and he's not quite ...
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Rainy Cocoa side G Anime's Promo Video Streamed

5th season with new female cast premieres on January 8 ― The official YouTube channel for the Rainy Cocoa anime began streaming a promotional video for Rainy Cocoa side G, the fifth anime season, on Wednesday. Unlike the previous seasons, the Rainy Cocoa side G season will feature female main characters. Yōko, the daughter of the Rainy Color cafe's owner Kōji Amami, takes over as the acting manager o...

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Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Anime's New Promo Confirms Delay to March 15 With 90-Minute Screenings

1st 2 episodes also get Tokyo preview screening on January 26 ― The official website for Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game began streaming the second promotional video for the game's anime adaptation on Wednesday. The video announces that the anime will open on March 15 at Tokyo's EJ Anime Theater Shinjuku and at least three other theaters in Japan. Director and writer Tensho reported on Twit...
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Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue Anime's New Promos Unveil More Cast

Tomokazu Sugita, Hisako Tōjō, Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Ono join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Minatsuki and As Futatsuya's Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue (My Housemate Is on My Lap, But Sometimes on My Head) manga began streaming collaboration promotional videos with "support team leader 'Neko no Suzume-chan'" on Wednesday. Both the website and the videos unveil ne...

BanG Dream! 2nd Season Anime Unveils Overseas Streaming, CD/BD Bundles, January 3 Debut, Ads

2-episode Blu-ray Discs to be bundled with CD singles ― The staff of the BanG Dream! anime revealed overseas streaming plans, a different Blu-ray Disc release format, the January 3 premiere date, new commercials, and a key visual for the anime's upcoming second season during a press conference on Wednesday. The below commercials each preview a band in the franchise. The anime will premiere on the Tok...
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Triage X Manga Artist Plans to End Series at 21st Volume

Manga launched in 2009, inspired 2015 TV anime ― Artist Shoji Sato said in an interview that media news website Natalie published last week that he plans to end the Triage X manga at around its 21st volume. Yen Press licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Mochizuki General Hospital boasts some of the most well-trained (and well-endowed) nurses in town. But though these ladies spend much of t...

1st New Twelve Kingdoms Novel Story in 6 Years Slated for 2019

Fuyumi Ono finished first draft at 2,500 manuscript pages ― Shinchosha's official website for Fuyumi Ono's The Twelve Kingdoms novel series revealed on Wednesday that Ono has finished the first draft for the newest work in the series. The work is slated for 2019. The draft for the "epic" story is 2,500 Japanese manuscript pages long, and it centers on the Kingdom of Tai. (Ono uses standard Japanese m...
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Fairy Tail: Final Season Anime Reveals New Theme Song Artists

THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE, EMPiRE debut songs on January 13 ― The official website for the Fairy Tail anime revealed the new theme songs for the anime on Monday. THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE will perform the new opening song "DOWN BY LAW," while EMPiRE will perform the new ending theme song "Pierce." Both songs will debut on January 13 in the franchise's 291st overall episode. The latest and final...
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23rd Detective Conan Film's Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff

Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Kappei Yamaguchi return for April 12 film ― Toho began streaming a teaser video on Wednesday for Meitantei Conan: Konshō no Fist (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire), the 23rd anime film in the Detective Conan franchise. The video reveals the film's staff and cast. Tomoka Nagaoka (assistant director on Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter) is d...
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Dimension High School Live-Action/Anime Show's Video Reveals New Cast, Theme Song, January 10 Debut

Shouta Aoi joins cast; 4 cast members sing opening song under "4 Dimensions" name ― The official Twitter account and website for the Chōjigen Kakumei Anime - Dimension High School (Super-Dimensional Revolution Anime - Dimension High School) original live-action/anime hybrid television show posted a new promotional video for the show on Wednesday. The video reveals another cast member, the opening the...
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Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa Manga Gets Kabuki Stage Play

Onoe Kikunosuke V, Nakamura Shichinosuke II play lead roles in December 2019 play ― Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki announced on Tuesday that Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind manga is inspiring a kabuki stage play adaptation. The play will adapt the manga's entire story. G2 is directing the play, which will debut in December 2019. Onoe Kikunosuke V will play the titular protag...
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Studio BONES, Rie Matsumoto Animate Bump of Chicken Music Video for Lotte Snacks

Yuki Hayashi designs characters for 70th anniversary ad ― Japan-based confectionery company Lotte opened a special site on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary since its founding in 1948. The centerpiece of the commemorative website is a new animated ad from Studio BONES, featuring the song "Shinesekai" (New World) by the band Bump of Chicken. The short reunites the director and character desi...

New One Piece Stampede Anime Film Opens in August 2019

14th film in franchise celebrates 20th anniversary of TV anime ― The official website for the One Piece franchise announced on Wednesday that the franchise's new anime film is titled One Piece Stampede. It will open in theaters in Japan on August 9,. Toei will distribute the film. The film celebrates the anime's 20th anniversary, and will be the 14th film in the franchise. The latest anime film in th...

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato Anime Also Removed From Crunchyroll

Also: list of Funimation titles removed from Crunchyroll ― The Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 anime are now no longer streaming on Crunchyroll. The English-dubbed episodes are currently available on FunimationNow, but not the English-subtitled versions. Crunchyroll initially streamed both shows as part of its partnership with Funimation Ente...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, December 9-15

Anime-Gataris, Dive!!, Konohana Kitan, Trickster anime; Dead Mount Death Play, Danganronpa 2, NE NE NE manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Anime-Gataris BDPlease Funimation Entertainment US$64.98 December 11 Dive!! BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 December 11 Hentai Heaven Collection 5 BD (Adult)AnimeNewsNetwork Kitty Media US$34.99 December 14 Konohana Kitan BDPle...
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Couple Prepare For Their Big Day in Wedding Park's Anime Ad

Wedding information site Wedding Park, which gives word-of-mouth recommendations for venues, has released an animated advertisement online. Called "Let's Go Looking For a Wedding Venue!," the ad shows the Wedding Park mascot character Wepa appearing in front of a couple in the middle of their proposal. The heart-shaped mascot then takes the couple into a smartphone that shows them information abou...
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Crunchyroll Streams 2 Haikyu!! Compilation Films

Haikyu!! The Movie: Talent and Sense, Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts now available streaming ― Crunchyroll added the Haikyu!! The Movie: Talent and Sense and Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts compilation films to its streaming catalog on Tuesday. Crunchyroll previously screened Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts in U.S. theaters in September. Both films opened in Japan in September 2...
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Kei Toume's Kūden Noise no Himegimi Manga Changes Magazines, Has New Title

Manga launched in 2016 in now-defunct Comic Birz magazine ― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kei Toume is launching a "new" manga series in the magazine's third issue on January 9. The magazine's title is Kūden no Himegimi (Static Princess), and the advertisement features a character and plot summary that matches those of her earlier manga Kūden Noise no Hi...
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3, 2, 1... Tell Time! With Cowboy Bebop's Spike-Inspired Watch

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cowboy Bebop, so there's no better time to celebrate the bounty-hunter space-western action drama series. Now, fans have the opportunity to own a watch inspired by the anime's protagonist Spike Spiegel. The face of the watch includes the text "I'm only watching a dream that I never a [sic] wakened from," which is one of Spike's famous quotes from the show. T...
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This Week in Anime - Is Hero Mask Worth Watching?

It's the newest sci fi crime thriller anime on Netflix, but in an overcrowded genre, does this series bring anything special to the table? Nick and Steve find out the hard way. ― Hero Mask is the newest sci fi crime thriller anime on Netflix, but in an overcrowded genre, does it bring anything special to the table? This week, Nick and Steve find out the hard way. Disclaimer: The views and opinions e...
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Highschool of the Dead Manga Artist Says 'It's Not Easy' to Draw Continuation

Manga's author passed away in 2017 ― In an interview with Japanese pop culture website Comic Natalie, Highschool of the Dead and Triage X manga artist Shoji Sato said that it is "not easy" to draw a continuation for Highschool of the Dead, which went on hiatus in 2011 (although a new chapter did debut in 2013). Sato only drew the artwork and did not write the story. Series writer Daisuke Sato passed ...
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Tsuburaya Productions Taps U.S. Company for Ultraman Reboot

Starlight Runner Entertainment on board to create new mythology The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that Japan's Tsuburaya Productions has tapped United States production company Starlight Runner Entertainment to reboot its Ultraman franchise outside of Japan. The reboot will include a new Ultraman mythology and a possible live-action streaming TV series. Starlight Runner will work with The ...
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Super Robot Wars T Game Ships in Japan on March 20

PS4/Switch game also slated for release in Southeast Asia ― A livestream for the Super Robot Wars franchise revealed on Tuesday that the new Super Robot Wars T (Super Robot Taisen T) game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on March 20. Bandai Namco Entertainment also began streaming an updated version of the game's first promotional that adds the release date. In addition, the livestre...
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Neo Atlas 1469 Exploration Game Slated for Switch in April 2019

Game shipped for the Switch in Japan on April 19 ― NIS America announced that it will release the Nintendo Switch version of ARTDINK's Neo Atlas 1469 game in North America on April 9, 2019. NIS America is streaming a trailer for the release. The Switch version shipped in Japan on April 19. The game shipped on the PlayStation Vita in Japan in 2016. Arc System Works released the game on the PC via Stea...
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Reki Kawahara Apologizes to Voice Actors for Latest Sword Art Online Episode

Author also offered an explanation for why the series uses sexual assault as a plot device. ― Sword Art Online author Reki Kawahara took to Twitter to apologize to the anime's voice actors after the latest episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization aired on Saturday night. The episode is widely considered the most graphic and violent of the series to date. The episode streamed on Crunchyroll opens with...

Sword Art Online Episode Censors More Content on U.S.-Based Streaming Services

Aniplex distributes different version of episode 10 to Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu ― Note: The links in the article below are not safe for work. The 10th episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization had additional content edits on United States-based streaming services Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. However, Aniplex's France-based streaming platform Wakanim did not. While both versions feature blac...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ‒ Episode 11

"Thanks in part to the relative lack of narrative progress this week, it feels like we should be further along in the story than we are at this point."
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EVE Rebirth Terror Game Ships for PS4, PS Vita on April 25

― Famitsu.com's preview of this week's issue of Gzbrain Inc.'s Weekly Famitsu magazine revealed on Tuesday that EVE Rebirth Terror, El Dia's sequel to the EVE Burst Error game, will launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on April 25. The PS4 version of the game will bundle a PS4 version of the EVE Burst Error R visual novel remake of the original game. The limited-edition PS4 version...
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Tsurune ‒ Episode 8

"This episode reminded us of every character's disparate reason for practicing kyudo and how that affects their reaction to being put in a high-pressure situation."
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Devil May Cry 5 Game's Trailer Previews Hyde Song

Hyde performs "Mad Qualia" for March game ― Capcom began streaming a Hyde collaboration trailer for its Devil May Cry 5 action game on Tuesday. The video previews the song "Mad Qualia," performed by solo musical artist and L'Arc-en-Ciel band member Hyde. The company also began streaming a Japanese version of the game's main trailer that debuted last Thursday. The game will launch on March 8, 2019 for...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 864

"This is a goofy action-packed episode that dances around the line between every tonal risk this arc is taking, with appropriately mixed results."
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Cinedigm Acquires Streaming Services Viewster, Viewster Anime

Final acquisition slated for January ― Cinedigm announced on Monday that it has agreed to acquire video streaming service Viewster and its subsidiary Viewster Anime. The company expects the acquisition to be finalized in January. Cinedigm will combine the offerings of Viewster and Viewster Anime with its own library of channels and content. The company will also take control of all of Viewster and Vi...

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Sword Art Online Director Makes Sci-Fi Romance Anime Film 'Hello World'

Fall 2019 film by helmer Tomohiko Ito, Graphinica, KADO writer, K-On! designer ― Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online franchise, ERASED) is directing an original anime film project titled Hello World for release next fall at the studio Graphinica (Expelled from Paradise). Mado Nozaki (Bablyon novel series, KADO - The Right Answer) is writing the screenplay, and Yukiko Horiguchi (K-On!, Lucky Star, Tamako L...
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Aggretsuko Anime Gets Christmas Episode on December 20

Retsuko seeks validation through social media before metal anime's 2019 season ― The video service Netflix announced on Tuesday that it will stream a Christmas episode for the Aggretsuko anime on December 20 worldwide. Netflix describes the story of the "We Wish You a Metal Christmas" episode: While Retsuko desperately makes plans for Christmas Eve, her new obsession with seeking validation through s...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, December 3-9

Bungo Stray Dogs film sells 10,599, followed by live-action Bleach, live-action Rainbow Days, Daisuke Ono & Hiro Shimono, Junichi Suwabe ― The deluxe edition (limited first pressing) for the live-action Rainbow Days film sold 3,046 copies to rank #8 on the overall DVD chart. The live-action Bleach film landed at #11 with 2,187 copies. The Premium Edition was #25 with 1,149 copies. Daisuke Ono and Hir...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, December 3-9

Bungo Stray Dogs film sells 13,125, followed by Liz and the Blue Bird, Today's Menu for Emiya Family, Eir Aoi, Daisuke Ono ― Eir Aoi's Aoi Eir Special Live 2018 ~Re Blue~ at Nippon Budōkan sold 3,639 copies to rank #9 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. Daisuke Ono's Ono Daisuke Live Tour 2018 Dream Journey Blu-ray landed at #11 with 3,488 copies. Kamen Rider Build Blu-ray Collection 4 was #16 with 2,...
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Nobunaga Sensei no Osanazuma Time-Travel Comedy Manga Gets April 2019 TV Anime

Azure Konno's romantic comedy about Oda Nobunaga's wife Kichō stars Kōdai Sakai, Akari Uehara, Ari Ozawa ― Publisher Futabasha announced on Tuesday that a television anime adaptation of Azure Konno's Nobunaga Sensei no Osanazuma (Mr. Nobunaga's Young Bride) manga has been green-lit for a premiere next April. The romantic comedy manga's story centers on Nobunaga, a middle school teacher who constantly...
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Mirai Nominated for Critic's Choice Awards

Film opened in the U.S. on November 29 ― The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced its nominees for the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Monday. Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's Mirai film received a nomination in the Best Animated Feature category. The other nominees included The Grinch, The Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve...
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Gundam NT, Uirabu. Films Rank at #5, #8

Zoku Owarimonogatari tops mini-theaters for 5th consecutive weekend Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT), the new anime project for the Gundam franchise dropped from #4 to #5 in its second weekend. It earned 81,055,800 yen (about US$716,100) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 353,574,400 yen (about US$3.12 million) The film opened in 91 theaters on November ...
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God Eater 3 Game's Story Trailer Streamed

Game launches in Japan on December 13, in West on February 8 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a story trailer for the God Eater 3 game on Monday. The game will debut in Japan on December 13 for PlayStation 4. The game will feature the new character Yūgo Pennywort (voiced by Tomokazu Seki). Anime studio ufotable is returning to animate the opening sequence. The game will launch in ...
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Live-Action Kakegurui Film Unveils Teaser, Opening Song Artist

PassCode performs opening song for May live-action film ― The official website for the live-action adaptations of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga began streaming a new teaser for the live-action film on Tuesday. The site also revealed that PassCode will perform the film's opening theme song "Ichi ka Bachi ka" (All or Nothing). The second season will premiere on...
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Live-Action Hollywood Alita: Battle Angel Film's Trailer Shows Memories of War

Film of GUNNM manga opens in U.S. on February 14 ― 20th Century Fox began streaming a new Japanese-subtitled trailer for Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's live-action film of Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga, on Tuesday. The video shows Alita's memories of war, and some of the Motorball scenes. The film will open in the United States on February 14, 2019, afte...
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Sailor Moon Stage Show Reveals Cast, March Dates for U.S. Run

Performance runs in D.C. on March 24, in New York on March 29-30 ― The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise announced on Friday the all-female cast and performance information for the United States run of Sailor Moon The Super Live, the new performance show based on Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga. The performance will run at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on March 24. Performances w...
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Attack on Titan's Levi Official Laundry Detergent Goes On Sale

― Attack on Titan fan favorite character Levi is an established clean freak. It took some years, but now he finally has his own laundry detergent that officially hit Matsumoto Kiyoshi stores on Monday. The "Attack Anti-bacterial EX Super Clear Gel" is based on designs voted on by Twitter users in July. Users decided how the bottle and cap would look. The detergent itself is based on the Attack produ...
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Fire Emblem Heroes Smartphone Game's Book III Trailer Introduces Realm of the Dead

Game adds beast units, first summon tickets ― Nintendo revealed a trailer for Book III of its Fire Emblem Heroes smartphone game as part of a "Feh Channel" presentation on Monday. Book III will begin with the Askran Kingdom at peace, until the arrival of invaders from Hel, the "Realm of the Dead." New characters include the Realm of the Dead's princess Eir, its ruler Hel, and generals Líf and Thrasir...
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Fairy Tail: Final Season Anime Listed With Planned 51 Episodes

― The official website for the Fairy Tail anime posted details, including episode counts, for a "Fairy Tail Ultimate Collection" series of Blu-ray Disc releases that will cover all of the Fairy Tail television anime. The first seven sets will include episodes 1-175 (the first Fairy Tail anime) and sets eight through 11 will contain episodes 176-277 (the second FairyTail anime, including Fairy Tail Z...
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Muv-Luv Dev Team Solicits Spinoff Stories From International Fans

Muv-Luv creator Kouki Yoshimune and aNCHOR President Asahi Iwanaga revealed in an interview with games website Twinfinite on Friday that they are soliciting spinoff stories for the Muv-Luv visual novel franchise from international fans. The dev team has asked that any interested fans should send their stories to Twinfinite editor Giuseppe Nelva, who will forward them to the dev team for review. In...

Sega's Panzer Dragoon Game Gets Remake in 2019

Forever Entertainment also co-produces Panzer Dragoon II Zwei prequel remake ― Polish game developer and publisher Forever Entertainment announced on Monday that it is partnering with Sega Holdings Co., Ltd. to co-create and publish the Panzer Dragoon: Remake and Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake games. Panzer Dragoon: Remake is slated to launch in 2019. Panzer Dragoon: Remake will be a "refreshed" vers...

Viz's Shonen Jump Adds Haikyu!!, Demon Slayer, More to Simulpublishing Lineup

Chainsaw Man, ne0;lation, Gokutei Higuma, act-age, Jujutsu Kaisen!! also get simultaneous publication ― Andy Nakatani, Editor in Chief of Viz Media's Shonen Jump, announced on Monday that the new English Shonen Jump service is adding the following Weekly Shonen Jump titles for simultaneous publication with Japan: Haikyu!! Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Chainsaw Man ne0;lation Gokutei Higuma (tentativ...

GKIDS, Shout! Factory Schedule BD Release for Perfect Blue Anime Film

Satoshi Kon's 1997 film ships on Blu-ray on March 26 ― GKIDS and Shout! Factory announced on Monday that they will release Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue anime film on a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on March 26. The release will include a new digital remastered version of the film along with the original SD version. It will be the first North American Blu-ray release for the film. Other special features i...
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Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san ‒ Episode 10

"With an increased focus on employee interactions, this comedy series once again educates viewers on the trials faced by booksellers."
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Katy Perry, Kingdom Hearts' Sora Announced For Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Game

Square Enix previews video of music icon's sprite, original song ― Square Enix announced on Sunday that music icon Katy Perry will be a character for Square Enix's Final Fantasy Brave Exvius smartphone game, along with Kingdom Hearts protagonist Sora. Katy Perry will appear as "multiple characters" in the game for a limited time, starting on December 12. Square Enix North America's YouTube channel po...
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Toji no Miko Franchise's Mini Toji TV Anime Reveals Theme Songs, 11-Episode Length

Anime premieres on January 5 ― The official website for Mini Toji, a television anime featuring mini versions of the characters from the previous Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko television anime and Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game, announced on Monday that voice actresses Kaede Hondo (Kanami Etō) and Himika Akaneya (Mihono Asakura) will perform the anime's theme song in charac...
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Double Decker! Doug & Kirill ‒ Episode 11

"Even as Double Decker jumps the shark straight over its second sun this week, there's still so much else going on this episode that I'm mostly boggled by how unnecessary each new twist feels."
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Steins;Gate 0 Anime's Unaired Episode Previewed in TV Ad

Episode ships with 6th home video release on December 21 ― Kadokawa began streaming a television commercial on Monday for the unaired episode of the Steins;Gate 0 anime. The episode will ship with the sixth and final DVD and Blu-ray Disc release for the series on December 21. The release will also include episodes 21 to 23 of the anime, which all aired on television in Japan. The anime premiered in J...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 85

"While this arc's final battle still seems a ways off, episode 85 offers up enough comedy, action, and intrigue to keep fans invested for the long haul."
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Netflix May Be Using Fanart for Sword Art Online Banner

― Netflix may have been using fanart for one of its Sword Art Online banners in its recommendations to users. One user posted a screencap of their Netflix recommendations, which includes a Sword Art Online banner with an illustration drawn by pixiv artist Keeta. (けーた.) Is... is Netflix using fanart for their Sword Art Online banner? Not sure if this is the source: https://t.co/EMXIWb8Tge pic.twitter...
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Shows Battling Kaiju

Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra, Rodan appear in film opening next May ― The official Twitter account for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla films began streaming a trailer for the sequel film Godzilla: King of the Monsters on Monday. The video shows the film's kaiju: Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan. Which of these Titans are here to protect us, and which of these Titans are here to threaten us?...
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Answerman - Why Do I Hear Echoes of Japanese Voices in Dubs of Old Anime?

Every now and then when you're watching an old dub, sometimes you'll hear faint echoes of the Japanese track behind it. What's responsible for this phenomenon? Justin digs in. ― Sami asked: Why does the Japanese dialogue track sometimes leak to music & SFX track used for dubs? I've noticed this issue in many dubs of older anime. Also many of the ME Tracks have this weird "ghosting effect" in which t...
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GeGeGe no Kitarō ‒ Episode 35

"We're clearly gearing up for an end to the Western Yokai arc, so this is the point when we'd expect things to look the darkest."
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GKIDS Licenses Okko's Inn Anime Film

Film based on childrens' book series opened in Japan in September ― GKIDS announced on Monday that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the Okko's Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!) anime film. GKIDS plans to release the film theatrically in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. The film opened in Japan on September 21. The film had previously screened in competi...
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Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Anime Premieres on January 8

The January 2019 issue of Gakken's Monthly Animedia magazine revealed on Monday that the television anime of Nanatsu Mukunoki's Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! (An Angel Flew Down to Me!) manga will premiere on Tokyo MX and other networks on January 8. The four-panel comedy manga's story centers on Miyako Hoshino, a shy college student and otaku. Miyako's younger sister Hinata, who is a fifth grade...
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Fairy Tail: Final Season ‒ Episode 287

"Fairy Tail doesn't always use fairy lore (or folklore) despite its name, but when it does decide to whip it out, it does things right."
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Shelf Life - UQ Holder!

Gabriella plunges deep into the lore of Ken Akamatsu for this Negima! spinoff action series, while Paul breaks down all this week's new anime releases! ― I picked up the new Super Smash Bros. game this week, only to re-discover that I'm not very good at Smash games (and I never have been). Thankfully, the holidays should give me plenty of time to get better, or at least less comically awful. In the ...

Paramount Pictures Reveals Sonic the Hedgehog Film's Poster

Staff comment on Sonic's fur, shoes ― Video game and entertainment news website IGN revealed a "motion poster" for Paramount Pictures' upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog film on Monday. The image highlights the title character's new coat of fur and shoes. View this post on Instagram Get your first look at Sonic The Hedgehog in his new live action movie. A post shared by IGN (@igndotcom) on Dec 10, 2018 at 4...
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Release the Spyce ‒ Episode 10

"Release the Spyce finally pulls off a genuinely unexpected turn, at long last revealing the traitor who was selling out the Tsukikage."
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Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019's Top 20 Manga Magazine List

Afternoon, Flowers, Feel Young magazines top list ― The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook announced its list of the top 20 manga magazines on Tuesday: Afternoon published by Kodansha Monthly Flowers published by Shogakukan Feel Young published by Shodensha Weekly Shonen Jump published by Shueisha Comic Newtype published by Kadokawa Shonen Jump+ pu...
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Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019's Series Ranking for Female Readers

Metamorphose no Engawa, Mystery to Iu Nakare, Nagi no Oitoma top list ― The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook announced its lists of the top manga series on Tuesday. The top 20 on its list of manga for female readers are: Metamorphose no Engawa by Kaori Tsurutani Mystery to Iu Nakare by Yumi Tamura Nagi no Oitoma by Misato Konari Ikoku Nikki by To...
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SSSS.Gridman ‒ Episode 10

"As the virtual world starts crashing down around our cast, this episode belongs to Anti."
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Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf Novel 3

This more low-key adventure for Col and Myuri does a great job expanding the series' world, but the transition from lore to drama isn't as smooth as fans might hope. Theron Martin has the details. ― The first novel of this “next generation” sequel to Spice and Wolf dealt with events that could have world-shaking consequences, while the second volume dealt with events that could reshape an entire regi...
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Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019's Series Ranking for Male Readers

Heavenly Delusion, Kengōji-san wa Mendōkusai, Astra Lost in Space top list ― The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook announced its lists of the top manga series on Tuesday. The top 20 on its list of manga for male readers are: Heavenly Delusion by Masakazu Ishiguro Kengōji-san wa Mendōkusai by Minoru Toyoda Astra Lost in Space by Kenta Shinohara The...
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Monster Hunter: World Game Gets Iceborne Expansion in Fall 2019

Expansion includes new story, quest ranks, locales, monsters, more ― The "Special Developer Update" livestream for the Monster Hunter: World game revealed on Monday that the game will get an expansion titled Monster Hunter World: Iceborne in fall 2019. The expansion will feature a new story that begins after the events of the main game, as well as new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves, and equipm...
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Manaria Friends/Mysteria Friends Anime Premieres on January 20

― The official website for the delayed Manaria Friends television anime, which was formerly known as Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends, revealed on Monday that the series of shorts will premiere on January 20. The first episode will air on Tokyo MX from 24:30 to 24:45 on Sunday, January 20 (effectively Monday at 12:30-12:45 a.m.). The anime will also air on BS11, AT-X, and J:COM TV. Sentai Filmworks ...
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Girls' High Author Towa Oshima Draws 1-Shot Manga in January

― The January 2019 issue of Shonengahosha's Young King BULL magazine revealed on December 4 that manga creator Towa Oshima will publish a one-shot in the magazine's next issue on January 4. The one-shot manga will have 32 pages, and is titled "Neru Jō wa Sodatsu" (The Sleeping Girl is Grown Up). The manga centers on the "Sleeping Beauty" of a class, who is also the daughter and successor of a family...

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Symphogear TV Anime Season 5 Delayed From April to July 2019

Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV previously announced for spring at March concerts ― The official website for Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ, the fourth Symphogear television anime season, announced on Monday that the upcoming fifth season has been delayed from next April to next July. The staff apologized to the fans who have been anticipating the new Senki Zesshō Symphogear XV season's broadcast, and vowed ...
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Artist Katsumi Kobayashi Remakes Gyara Manga by Ashura's George Akiyama

Manga launches on January 4 ― The January 2019 issue of Shonengahosha's Young King BULL magazine revealed on December 4 that artist Katsumi Kobayashi will draw a remake of George Akiyama's Gyara manga, titled Gyara: Aku e no Shōtai (Gyara: An Invitation to Evil). The manga will launch in the February issue on January 4. The manga's story begins when an ugly boy meets a mysterious girl named Beniko. T...
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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novels Get Stage Play in July

Kazuhito Yoneyama directs, Shōri Kondō stars in stage play ― Kadokawa revealed on Monday that Chiaki Kisaki and Hako Ichiiro's Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens light novel series is inspiring a stage play adaptation that will run at the Theater Sun Mall in Tokyo from July 13 to 21. Kazuhito Yoneyama is directing and scripting the play, and it will star Shōri Kondō as Zenji Banba. The story of the novels takes ...
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Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Theme Song Artists, More Cast

nonoc, GARNiDELiA perform themes for show premiering on January 11 ― The official website for the television anime of Makoto Fukami and Seigo Tokiya's Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka (Mahō Shōjo Tokushūsen Asuka) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Monday. The video reveals and previews nonoc's opening theme song "KODO." The video also reveals that music group GARNiDELiA will ...
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Fight League Anime's Trailer Reveals Cast, More Staff, February 14 Debut

Net anime based on smartphone game stars Megumi Han, Ai Kayano, Natsumi Murakami, more ― The official website for Fight League: Gear Gadget Generators, the web anime adaptation of XFLAG's Fight League smartphone game, began streaming a trailer for the anime on Monday. The game's official English website is also streaming an English-subtitled version. The trailer previews the anime's opening theme son...
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ZAQ Returns to Perform Theme Song for Trinity Seven Film

Singer performed theme songs for TV anime, 2017 film ― The official website for the anime films of Kenji Saito and Akinari Nao's Trinity Seven manga revealed on Saturday that ZAQ will return to perform the theme song for the second film. The theme song is as-yet untitled, but the CD single is slated to ship on February 27. ZAQ previously performed the opening theme song for the Trinity Seven televisi...
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Dogo Onsen Bath House Gets Original Anime Based on Tezuka's Phoenix Manga

April anime stars Takeshi Tsuruno, Suzuko Mimori, will be part of campaign to promote facility's restoration ― The Dogo Onsen hot spring bath house in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture announced a collaboration campaign with Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix manga on Sunday. The campaign is named "Dogo Reborn Project," and will promote the restoration and repair of the facility, with plans to begin the campaign on Ja...
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Manga Time Kirara, Carat, Max Magazines Gets Digital Editions

Digital editions will be available 1 month after physical editions ― The official Twitter account for Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine revealed on Friday that the publisher's Manga Time Kirara, Manga Time Kirara Carat, and Manga Time Kirara Max magazines will have digital editions beginning in 2019. The digital versions will be available one month after the physical editions (so the February is...
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Real Girl Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Promo Video, Visual, January 8 Premiere

BiSH performs opening theme for new season ― The official website for the anime based on Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga began streaming two promotional videos on Monday for the anime's second season. The videos reveal and preview BiSH's opening theme song "Futari nara." (If It's the Two of Us). (Note: The videos on the official website are region-locked to Japan only, region-free versions a...
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Kingdom Hearts VR Experience Game Debuts on December 25, January 18

VR experience for Hikaru Utada's "Hikari," "Chikai" songs also available on December 25, early 2019 ― The official Japanese PlayStation blog announced on Monday that the "first part" of the Kingdom Hearts VR Experience virtual reality game will be available for free on the PlayStation 4 on December 25, with the second part available on January 18. In addition, Sony's release of the VR experience for ...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization ‒ Episode 10

"From the time that I read the source material for this episode, this was the part of the story I was most concerned about in adaptation."
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Voice Actor Hiro Shimono to Perform First-Time Lead Role in Live-Action Film Chronos Jaunter

Voice actor Hiro Shimono, who is best known for his roles as Keima Katsuragi in The World God Only Knows, Connie Springer in Attack on Titan, and Kokichi Ōma in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, will perform the lead role in his first live-action film Chronos Jaunter, which is slated to open in theaters in spring 2019. The film is based on a novel by award-winning science fiction writer Shinji Kaji...
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Goblin Slayer ‒ Episode 10

"It's frustrating that the episode's nuggets of interest are buried in so much of what's basically filler."
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind ‒ Episode 10

"This episode takes some extra time to establish our new story arc, reminding us that this is just the beginning of something much bigger."
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The Mike Toole Show - Jump-ing Ship

Big changes are coming to the way Shonen Jump gets distributed in the US - but this wouldn't be the first time! Join Mike on a journey through the history of Shonen Jump in America. ― The summer of 2002 was an inflection point for anime and manga in North America. Hamtaro debuted on Cartoon Network in June, positioned as a new kids' favorite, complete with toys at major department stores. Tokyopop we...
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British Police Develop 'Psycho-Pass' AI to Predict Crimes Before They Happen

In a move straight out of the script of the dystopian sci-fi anime series Psycho-Pass, police in the UK have been developing an artificial intelligence that will predict how likely a person is to commit or be the victim of a violent crime. New Scientist reported on November 26 that the police intend to flag individuals with the system and intervene before crimes happen by offering preemptive couns...
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Space Adventure Cobra Rises from the Grave for 40th Anniversary Event

Cobra Exhibition: From the Graveyard with Love starts on December 26 ― It's a blast from the past as Buichi Terasawa's sci-fi adventure series Space Adventure Cobra is set to take over the Hakaba no Garou gallery in Nakano this month. The "Cobra Exhibition: From the Graveyard with Love" event will commemorate the series' 40th anniversary and will kick off on December 26. The gallery store will have e...
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Radiant ‒ Episode 10

"Wasting this much screen time is a bad idea in general, and doing it this close to the end of the season is even worse."
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Academy Award-Nominated Animator Koji Yamamura Talks Style, Indie Animation in French Program

Animator Koji Yamamura's work is well known among indie animation aficionados and critics. He drew international acclaim for his 10-minute piece Mt. Head (Atamayama) which took home the short film award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2002 and was nominated for an Oscar. The Animation Show of Shows, an annual screening of the year's best selection of animated shorts, has featured...
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IRODUKU: The World in Colors ‒ Episode 10

"With Hitomi and Asagi both able to see their friendship through the storm, we get a clear picture of how much Hitomi has grown over the course of the show."
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Boarding School Juliet ‒ Episode 10

"This episode brings Romio and Juliet's external conflict into sharp relief for the first time since the premiere, and it's a welcome change of pace from the show's usual lackadaisical fare."
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Goblin Slayer Episode 11 to Air on December 22, After Recap Episode This Week

12th & final scheduled episode airs on December 29 ― The 10th Goblin Slayer television anime episode announced this past weekend that a special recap episode, "Bōkensha Kiroku Yōshi" ("Adventurer Sheet" or literally, Adventurers' Journal Sheets), will air on Saturday, December 15. Episode 11 will instead air one week later on December 22, followed by episode 12 on December 29. The December 15 special...
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Kingdom Hearts III Game's Opening Movie Trailer Previews Hikaru Utada's Song

Singer's 20th anniversary marked before PS4, Xbox One game's January 25 launch in Japan, January 29 in the West ― Square Enix began streaming the opening movie trailer for the Kingdom Hearts III game on Monday. The trailer edits footage from the game's opening movie, and it features Hikaru Utada and Skrillex's theme song "Face My Fears" in both English and Japanese. This weekend marks the 20th annive...
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A Certain Magical Index III ‒ Episode 10

"It's not often that an episode about an attempt by saboteurs to bring down a jetliner comes off as low-key compared to the series' normal shenanigans."
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Bloom Into You ‒ Episode 10

"I care about these girls both inside and outside their relationship, and that's what makes Bloom Into You a cut above its peers."
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Nisekoi Manga Gets New Spinoff Chapter

Manga commemorates release of live-action film adaptation on December 21 ― The second 2019 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Naoshi Komi will draw a spinoff chapter for his Nisekoi - False Love manga in the magazine's next issue on December 17. The chapter will have a center color page in the magazine, and will be 23-pages long. The manga will commemorate the rel...
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Zombie Land Saga ‒ Episode 10

"This installment doesn't reach the absurd comedic heights or heartening depths of the show's best moments, but it's still brimming with Zombie Land Saga's perpetually unique twist on idol conventions."

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Anime Film Earns US$789,170 in U.S.

Film had 4-day screening in U.S. from November 24 - December 1 ― Box Office Mojo is listing that Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Minna no Monogatari), the 21st film in the Pokémon franchise, earned US$789,170 in the United States from November 24 through December 3. The film had a release through Fathom Events in the United States on November 24, November 26, November 28...
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Netflix Streams English-subtitled Trailer for Baki Anime

Series premieres on Netflix outside of Japan on December 18 ― Netflix began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Sunday for new anime of Keisuke Itagaki's Baki (New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero) manga. The anime will debut on Netflix outside of Japan on December 18. Netflix describes the story: The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to...
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Kiratto Pri☆Chan Anime Continues with Season 2 in April 2019

New character also teased in image ― The staff of the Kiratto Pri☆Chan television anime series revealed on Sunday that the anime will continue into its "second season" starting in April 2019. The staff also released a new visual featuring Rinka Aoba, Mirai Momoyama, and Emo Moegi. The staff also revealed a "mysterious silhouette" for a new character, which the staff will reveal more information about...
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Square Enix Lists General 2019 Release Date for Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! Game

― Square Enix's website for the Jump Festa '19 event is listing the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with a general 2019 release. The game's Japanese and English websites still list a "this winter" date for the game, as originally announced. Square Enix describes the game: The rules to this mysterious dungeon are simple… every time you enter, the worl...
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Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime Reveals Character Designs for 5 Main Characters

Yūbi Midorikawa joins cast for series premiering in 2019 ― The official website for the television anime of Akatsuki and Kadokawa's Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine smartphone game revealed the character designs on Sunday for the previously revealed five main characters. The cast members are reprising their roles from the game. The cast includes: Nozomi Nishida as Tsubasa Arihara Reina Kondo as Ryō Shin...

Judge Eyes PS4 Game's English Title, Summer 2019 Release Revealed

Release to feature dual audio tracks, dual subtitle sets ― Sega revealed on Saturday that it will release Ryu ga Gotoku Studio's Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon (Judge Eyes: The Will of the Death Reaper) PlayStation 4 game in English under the title Judgement in North America and Europe in summer 2019. The game will also have an English dub, and Sega is streaming a trailer that features the dub. Greg...
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NIS America to Release Lapis x Labyrinth Game in English

Action RPG launched for PS4, Switch in Japan on November 29 ― NIS America announced on Saturday that it will release Nippon Ichi Software's Lapis・Re・Abyss action role-playing game in English under the title Lapis x Labyrinth. NIS America will release the game for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2019. The company did not specify the release territories. The release will have Japanese audio an...
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NISA Reveals Danganronpa Trilogy Game Collection for PS4

Game collecting Danganronpa 1•2 Reload, Danganronpa V3 launches on March 29 in N. America ― NIS America revealed on Saturday that it will release a Danganronpa Trilogy game collection for PlayStation 4. The game will launch on March 26 in North America, on March 29 in Europe, and on April 5 in Australia and New Zealand. The physical collection will include the Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Dangan...
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Tales of Crestoria Smartphone Game Gets English Release

Game to launch in 2019 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment opened a Twitter account on Saturday to reveal that it will release the Tales of Crestoria smartphone game in English. The Twitter account is also streaming a video. The game will launch in English in 2019, and is also slated to launch in Japan in 2019. Get ready for the English version of TALES OF CRESTORIA!In this new installment of the Tales of s...
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ASCA, ReoNa Perform New Theme Songs for Sword Art Online: Alicization Anime

Both songs to premiere in show on January 12 ― The official website for the Sword Art Online: Alicization television anime series revealed on Sunday that ASCA will perform the show's new opening theme song "Resister," and ReoNA will perform the new ending theme song "Forget-me-not." Both theme songs will premiere in the episode that will air on January 12. ASCA previously performed the second ending ...

Netflix Debuts CG Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya Anime's English-Dubbed Teaser

Pegasus Meteor Fist previewed before remake's summer 2019 launch ― Netflix debuted an English-dubbed teaser trailer for Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, its CG anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga, at CCXP2018 at São Paulo, Brazil this weekend. Netflix Japan is streaming the same English-dubbed teaser, which previews the Pegasus Saint's iconic Pegasus Meteor ...
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O/A's Keiji Watarai Ends Piyoko to Makai-chō no Hime-sama Manga

Gag manga follows everyday lives of young women who live in supernatural town ― The January 2019 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine published the final chapter on November 26 of Keiji Watarai's Piyoko to Makaicho no Hime-sama manga. Watarai said in the author comments for the magazine, "it's time to say goodbye to Hime-sama and her friends for now, but I hope I can meet with them again som...
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One Piece Voted Most Representative Manga of Heisei Era

ready ― One Piece has been voted the most representative manga of the Heisei Era, according to users of the Japanese e-book vendor Book Live! The Heisei era is the current period according to the traditional Japanese calendar, which is based on the reign period of the emperor. The Heisei period started on 8 January 1989, the day after the death of the Showa Emperor Hirohito, and is likely to end on 3...
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Kazuki Yamamoto Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for New Godhand Teru Manga

Original medical manga ran from 2001-2011, inspired live-action series ― Manga creator Kazuki Yamamoto launched a Campfire campaign on November 23 to fund a "new era project" manga for his Godhand Teru manga. Yamamoto stated the new project will have a new shape and will not be tied to his previous Godhand Teru manga. The project aims to raise 4 million yen (about US$35,482), and has 39 days left. As...
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New York Times Lists A Place Further Than the Universe in Top 10 International Shows of 2018

The New York Times posted an article titled "The Best TV Shows of 2018" on their online news website on Monday. Authors James Poniewozik, Mike Hale, and Margaret Lyons listed their top picks under three categories: Best Show, Best International, and Best New Show. The TV anime series A Place Further Than the Universe was listed eighth under the Best International category. Television critic Mike H...
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Masaru Miyazaki Launches New Tezuka Biographical Manga With Girls und Panzer Artist

Takeshi Nogami draws story about people who produced Astro Boy anime ― The first 2019 issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine announced on Thursday that Takeshi Nogami (Girls und Panzer: Ribon no Musha) will launch the TV Anime Sōsaku Hika ~Tezuka Osamu to Anime o Tsukutta Wakamono-tachi~ (The Untold Story of the Creation of TV Anime: Osamu Tezuka and the Young People Who Created Anim...
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Shueisha Will Not Count Valentine's Day Chocolates from Prince of Tennis Fans in 2019

It has been an annual tradition for Prince of Tennis fans to send Valentine's Day chocolates addressed to their favorite characters to Shueisha's monthly Jump Square magazine, which publishes the ongoing New Prince of Tennis manga. The chocolates are counted as votes towards the annual Prince of Tennis character popularity poll, which has resulted in thousands of chocolates circulating Shueisha on...
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Studio Troyca Will Animate IDOLiSH 7 Group Re:vale's Music Video

Bandai Namco Entertainment's popular IDOLiSH 7 idol mobile game and multimedia franchise will soon premiere four new animated music videos for its idol groups IDOLiSH 7, Trigger, Re:vale, and ŹOOĻ. Studio ufotable is handling the ŹOOĻ video and the game's staff announced on Wednesday that Troyca will animate Re:vale's music video. Troyca is the animation studio behind the IDOLiSH7 anime series. Th...
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Sengoku Otome Manga Heads Toward Climax

― The January issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine revealed on November 27 that Hachiman and Rio Nanamomo's Hyakka Ryōran Sengoku Otome -Karakuri Sōdō-hen- manga is approaching its climax. The manga launched in July. The manga is based on Heiwa's Sengoku Otome pachinko game. The original 2008 game re-imagines Japan's tumultuous sengoku jidai (Era of Warring States) with all of th...
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Danganronpa Attraction in Namja Town Lets You Hold Your Own Class Trial

To celebrate the eighth anniversary of the Danganronpa mystery game series, the Namja Town theme park in Ikebukuro has opened a limited-time Danganronpa attraction where visitors can participate in their own class trial. Called "The Real Class Trial," the attraction is a logic-based detective game based on the characters and setting of Danganronpa V3. The attraction works like this: everyone in a ...
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Sayaka Mogi to Self-Publish Finale of Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice Manga

Pupa creator's manga is getting digital English release ― Manga artist Sayaka Mogi announced in the January 2019 issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine on Friday that she will self-publish the rest of her Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice (Akazukin no Ōkami Deshi) manga. She will reveal more information on her Twitter account in the future. The same issue published the end of the "first part" o...
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Real Account Manga Heads to Climax

― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Shizumu Watanabe and Okusho's Real Account manga is approaching its climax. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English and it describes the manga: Like many of his peers, Ataru Kashiwagi has found himself addicted to the newest social networking service, Real Account. But one day, Ataru and almos...
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Scorching Ping Pong Girls Manga to End in Tonari no Young Jump in February

Yagura Asano's Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume manga inspired fall 2016 anime ― The 28th chapter of Yagura Asano's Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume (Scorching Ping Pong Girls) manga announced on Friday that the manga will end on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump web magazine in the next chapter on February 1. Asano added on Twitter that the next compiled book volume will ship in March. Asano is uncertain about ...
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Megalobox Anime's English Dub Previewed in Video Before Saturday Premiere on Toonami

Show airs at midnight tonight ― Toonami began streaming a preview for the English dub of the original anime series Megalobox on Monday. The English dub will premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block on Saturday, December 8 at midnight (effectively December 9). The 13-episode anime premiered on TBS on April 5, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The show's home video releases in Japan will f...
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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Game's Video Highlights F/A-18F Aircraft

Game slated for PS4/Xbox One on January 18, on PC via Steam on February 1 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new video on Friday for its Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown game. The video highlights the F/A-18F aircraft. Previous videos highlighted the F-15C and Typhoon aircraft. Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game on January 18, 2019 (January 17 in Japan) for PlayStation 4 ...
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