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Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- Streaming Eps 1-12

No amount of good design work can stand up to poor art direction, and halfway through the series, the already-middling animation starts to melt. ― Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- was never destined to be a real winner of a series, but I was rooting for it all the same. It's a prequel to a smartphone game I'd never heard of, and was only released internationally a month after the start of the anime's run. T...
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This Week in Games - Switching Positions

A bigger Switch could be on the horizon if that Bloomburg report is anything to go by. PLUS: Some old Square-Enix IPs could get a fresh coat of paint in THIS WEEK IN GAMES! ― Hey folks! It's another week with lots of news worth discussing. February and March aren't typically busy news months for games, but 2021 is just full of surprises! And, once again, it's a mix of good news (Announcements! New co...
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The List - 5 Best Anime Dubs of Winter 2021

Cartoon Cipher's Eric weighs in on the best performances this season! ― With this anime season having come to pass, the western anime industry is still working hard to catch up and provide English dubs for those who prefer them *while* the shows are airing in Japan, and while some are still going from previous seasons, today we're talking about the brand new ones. None of the shows from the Winter 2...
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The Apothecary Diaries LN 1

Since Maomao, although ultimately well-intentioned, is somewhat abrasive, having a bit of a break from her not only allows a more in-depth understanding of the plot, it also can feel like a minor vacation from her thoughts. ― The original light novel of Natsu Hyuuga's The Apothecary Diaries is unusual in that its pacing is actually faster than that of the manga adaptation. What that means is that the...
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Sasaki and Miyano GN 1

It would have been nice to have a longer book because the story really is engaging, but this feels like one of those series where you take what you can get – because despite some missteps, what you get is a very enjoyable book. ― From the synopsis on the back cover of the book or on any number of retail websites, the first volume of Sasaki and Miyano seems rife with pitfalls. Not only is it about a b...
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Berserk of Gluttony GN 1

But while Fate and Roxy are both appealing characters that are easy to sympathize with, neither of them is the standout character of the first volume: That honor falls to Greed, a sentient sword. ― This first volume of Berserk of Gluttony is all about building the world and establishing the characters. Society in this Western fantasy world is organized around the special skills people are born with. ...
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'The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody' Novels Have Anime in the Works

Myōjin Katō's 'school heroic fantasy' published by Yen Press ― Fantasia Bunko imprint announced on Saturday that an anime project is in the works for Myōjin Katō's The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody (Shijō Saikyō no Daimaō, Murabito A ni Tensei Suru or The Greatest Mao Is Reborn to Get Friends) novel series. Yen Press is publishing the "school heroic fantasy" novel series in Englis...
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Sabikui Bisco Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Light Novels Get TV Anime

Ryōta Suzuki, Natsuki Hanae star in OZ anime set in rusting Japan ― The first day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo" event announced on Saturday that the Sabikui Bisuko (Rust-Eating Bisco) light novel series by Shinji Cobkubo (Kobukubo) is inspiring a television anime. The story is set in Japan after a "Rusting Wind" has coroded everything. People live in fear of the rust that corrodes cities and lif...

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Kenjiro Tsuda, Yui Ishikawa Win 15th Annual Seiyū Awards

Takehito Koyasu, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Reina Ueda, Akari Kitō, Walküre, more honored ― The organizers of the 15th Annual Seiyū Awards announced the winners on Saturday. The winners include: Best Lead Actor Award Award for best leading performances from an actor during the year Kenjiro Tsuda Best Lead Actress Award Award for best leading performances from an actress during the year Yui Ishikawa Best Sup...

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Anime Gets 2nd Season With Returning Cast

The first day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo" event announced on Saturday that Satoshi Wagahara's The Devil is a Part-Timer! light novel series will have a second anime season. The main cast is returning. The returning cast members include: Ryota Ohsaka as Sadao Maō/Demon King Satan Yōko Hikasa as Emi Yusa/Heroine Emilia Nao Tōyama as Chiho Sasaki Yūki Ono as Shirō Ashiya/Demon General Alciel H...
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In the Land of Leadale TV Anime Unveils Staff

By the Grace of the Gods' Takeyuki Yanase directs at MAHO FILM ― The first day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo" event announced on Saturday the main staff for the television anime of Ceez and Tenmaso's In the Land of Leadale (Leadale no Daichi nite) light novel series. Takeyuki Yanase (Himegoto, If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord, By the Grace of the Gods) is directing the anime ...

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Anime Gets 2nd Season

Season to air in split cours with Silver Link studio returning ― The first day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo" event announced on Saturday that Shu's The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha ~Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shison-tachi no Gakkō e Kayō) light novel series will have a ...
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The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent TV Anime Reveals Promo Video, 4 More Cast Members

Yuichiro Umehara, Jun Fukuyama, more join cast for isekai series premiering on April 6 ― The first day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo 2020" event revealed on Saturday more cast members and a promotional video for the television anime of Yuka Tachibana and Yasuyuki Syuri's The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent (Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannō Desu) light novel series. The below video previews Aira Yūki's...
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Denpa Licenses Chika Umino's March comes in like a lion Manga

Company hopes to start releasing manga in summer 2022 ― Manga publisher Denpa, LLC. announced on Friday that it has licensed Chika Umino's March comes in like a lion manga. The company stated it hopes to start releasing the series in summer 2022. Umino's shogi romance manga March comes in like a lion launched in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine in 2007. Hakusensha published the 15th volume in Decem...
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'Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Sh***ier than Real Life!' Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, April 7 Premiere, Funimation Streaming

New key visual also revealed ― Funimation revealed on Saturday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Light Tuchihi's Kyūkyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yorimo Kuso-Gee Dattara novel series under the title Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!. The company is streaming an English-subtitled video (region-free) for the anime, which...
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'86' Sci-Fi Anime Reveals April 10 Debut, Promo Video, 18 More Cast Members, New Visual, Theme Song Artists

Hitorie, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki perform theme songs ― The first day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo 2020" event revealed on Saturday that the television anime of Asato Asato's 86 light novel series will premiere on April 10 and will air on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, BS11, Yomiuri TV, and CTV. The show will stream in Japan on Abema. The official website for the anime also revealed a second ...
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Rise of the Shield Hero Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in October With Crunchyroll Streaming

1st season premiered in January 2019 ― The first day of the "Kadokawa Light Novel Expo 2020" event revealed on Saturday that the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero television anime series will premiere in October. Crunchyroll also confirmed on Saturday that it will stream the anime starting in October under the title The Rising of the Shield Hero 2. The Rising of the Shield Hero 2 comes t...
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The Honor Student at Magic High School TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Promo Video

Key visual also revealed for anime premiering this year ― Aniplex revealed on Saturday the cast, staff, promotional video, and key visual for the television anime adaptation of Yu Mori's The Honor Student at Magic High School (Mahōka Kōkō no Yūtōsei: The honour at magic high school) manga. The anime will premiere this year. TVアニメ「魔法科高校の優等生」第1弾PV解禁🎉2021年放送です!続報をお楽しみに❄️ーーお兄様、今度は深雪が主役です。≪CAST≫司波深雪 #早見沙織...
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AnimEigo Plans Kickstarter for Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 Blu-ray

Stretch goals include digital restoration pass, hiring of OVA's director to fix any animation mistakes ― AnimEigo opened a Kickstarter campaign page for its next project, a Blu-ray Disc release of the Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01 original video anime (OVA) on Thursday. The company posted a project video for the "Unobtainium Edition" release. The company is aiming to raise US$50,000 within 30 days. The ...
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2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team ‒ Episode 9

The biggest issue with this choice in storytelling is that most of what we get out of the rewound focus on the boys' personal issues isn't exactly revelatory.
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Ablaze Publishes Space Pirate Captain Harlock Comic by French Artist Jérôme Alquié

1st 32-page comic based on Leiji Matsumoto's manga debuts in June ― Comics industry news source ICv2 reported on Friday that Ablaze is publishing a new comic based on Leiji Matsumoto's Captain Harlock manga titled Space Pirate Captain Harlock by French artist Jérôme Alquié. Matsumoto is credited for the original work. The first full-color, 32-page comic will debut in June, and it will also be solicit...
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Dr. Stone: Stone Wars ‒ Episode 8

So as far as action climaxes go, it's pretty solid. In fact, it works so well that you might be fooled into never even noticing the episode's greatest flaw: the battle itself doesn't seem to have any logical point to it.
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Funimation to Stream Battle Athletes Victory ReSTART! Anime

Series premieres in Japan on April 10 ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will exclusively stream Battle Athletes Victory ReSTART! (Romanized as Battle Athletess Daiundokai ReSTART! on the website), the anime of Rui Takatō's new Pale Blue Dot Battle Athletes Daiundōkai ReSTART! manga, for the spring 2021 anime season. The anime will premiere in Japan on April 10. Noriyoshi Sasaki (Holmes of Ky...
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Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- Streaming Eps 1-12

No amount of good design work can stand up to poor art direction, and halfway through the series, the already-middling animation starts to melt. ― Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- was never destined to be a real winner of a series, but I was rooting for it all the same. It's a prequel to a smartphone game I'd never heard of, and was only released internationally a month after the start of the anime's run. T...
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P.A. Works' Online Salon Launches 'P.A. Land' Area for Members

Subscription-based 'P.A. Salon' service shares behind-the-scenes staff stories to fans ― Last July, P.A. Works launched a subscription-based online service called "P.A. Salon", connecting fans with the staff of various P.A. Works productions. The staff would share behind-the-scenes stories to a closed community of fans via blogs and a monthly livestream. To commemorate the incoming 1-year-anniversary...
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Waboku, A-1 Pictures, Eve's 'Baten Kaitos' Animated Music Video Project Gets Teaser Promo

Animation filmmaker, anime production company, singer collaborate on project ― Sony Music Japan began streaming on Friday a teaser promotional video for an animated music video project titled "Baten Kaitos." The project is a collaboration by animation filmmaker Waboku and anime production company A-1 Pictures with cooperation from singer and songwriter Eve (Jujutsu Kaisen). The project was announced ...
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This Week in Games - Switching Positions

A bigger Switch could be on the horizon if that Bloomburg report is anything to go by. PLUS: Some old Square-Enix IPs could get a fresh coat of paint in THIS WEEK IN GAMES! ― Hey folks! It's another week with lots of news worth discussing. February and March aren't typically busy news months for games, but 2021 is just full of surprises! And, once again, it's a mix of good news (Announcements! New co...
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Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ ‒ Episode 9

Alright, ok, I'm calm. I'm responsible. I have a whole other 20 minutes of this episode before we talk about that final scene. So let's get down to it.
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The List - 5 Best Anime Dubs of Winter 2021

Cartoon Cipher's Eric weighs in on the best performances this season! ― With this anime season having come to pass, the western anime industry is still working hard to catch up and provide English dubs for those who prefer them *while* the shows are airing in Japan, and while some are still going from previous seasons, today we're talking about the brand new ones. None of the shows from the Winter 2...
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The New Prince of Tennis: Hyōtei vs. Rikkai Anime's 2nd Part Reveals Promo Video, Ending Theme Song

2 visuals, insert song also unveiled for April 17 finale ― The official website for The New Prince of Tennis: Hyotei vs Rikkai Game of Future anime unveiled a promotional video, visuals, ending theme, and insert song for the second and final part of the anime. The musical units for the Hyōtei and Rikkai teams are singing the ending theme song "Good Luck Rally." Junichi Suwabe as Keigo Atobe and Sachi...
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Shonen Jump's Naruto: Ninja Arena Art Contest

Don't forget! The deadline for Naruto Art Contest Entries is Monday morning! We've got a cool $250 Game Package to give away to the best entry. ― Japanime Games is bringing Shonen Jump's Naruto: Ninja Arena, complete set to North America. To celebrate this awesome game coming to our shores, we're running an art contest! Create your interpretation of the Naruto gang playing a board game. Any game you...
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The Promised Neverland Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

What makes the whole thing even sadder is that, when you get right down to it, there was almost nothing about that flashback that we didn't already learn over the last two exposition dumps.
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'So I'm a Spider, So What?' Anime Casts Ryota Ohsaka, Daisuke Namikawa

Aoi Yūki narrates recap video for 1st 8 episodes ― The official website for the television anime of author Okina Baba and illustrator Tsukasa Kiryu's So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?) novels revealed two new cast members on Friday. The newly announced cast includes: Ryota Ohsaka as Wrath, leader of the 8th Demon Army Corps and a monster who evolved into one of the oni race Daisuke Na...
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Blue Reflection Ray TV Anime Casts Yuka Takakura, Hitomi Ohwada

Series premieres on April 9 ― The official website for Blue Reflection Ray, the television anime adaptation of Gust's Blue Reflection (Blue Reflection - Maboroshi ni Mau Shōjo no Ken) game, revealed two more cast members on Friday. The newly announced cast includes: Yuka Takakura as Momo Tanabe, an 18-year-old girl who has repeated a grade twice before dropping out of high school and working a part t...
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Dragon Goes House-Hunting Anime Reveals 3rd Promo Video, More Cast, April 4 Debut

Non Stop Rabbit to perform ending theme song ― The official website for the television anime of Kawo Tanuki and artist Choco Aya's Dragon Goes House-Hunting (Dragon, Ie o Kau. or Dragon's House-Hunting) manga revealed on Friday the third promotional video, more cast members, the ending theme song, and the April 4 premiere. The unit Non Stop Rabbit will perform the ending theme song "Shizuka na Kaze" ...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, February 22-28

1st episode of Tropical-Rouge! Precure at #8 in TV rankings ― The Saint Young Men anime film aired on Fuji TV on Sunday, February 28 at 1:55 a.m. and earned a 1.0% rating. A special for the upcoming Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune (Shimajirō and the Flying Ship) 3D CG anime film aired on TV Tokyo on Tuesday, February 23 at 10:05 a.m. and it earned a 0.7% special. Title Station Date Time Length Average Ho...

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Shizuoka Hobby Show Aims to Return After 2 Years, But as Industry-Only Event

Event takes place on May 13-14 ― The official website of Shizuoka Hobby Show, Japan's largest hobby and model kit show, announced on Wednesday that it will hold an industry-only event this year, with no public days. In a press conference, Tamiya president and Shizuoka Hobby Show board chairman Shunsaku Tamiya said that should the ongoing new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic worsen, it would ma...
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Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Manga Ends

Manga debuted in November 2017 ― Manga creator Toro Aho confirmed on Twitter on Monday that his Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist manga ended on February 22. Aho launched the manga in the November 2017 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine. Kodansha published what it called the manga's "final chapter" in August 2019, but the manga resumed last September. Kodansha published the ma...
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Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z Anime Casts Kōsuke Gotō, Takahiro Fujiwara

New series based on Takara Tomy's toy line debut's on April 9 ― The official staff for the anime for Takara Tomy's Shinkalion toy line revealed on Friday two new cast members for the new Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z television anime. Kōsuke Gotō as Saijō Sogō, the coordinations commander of the Yokogawa branch of the Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute. He has a timid and easily flustered per...
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Fruits Basket The Final Anime Reveals New Visual, April 5 Premiere, Theme Song Artists

WARPs Up, GENIC perform theme songs ― The official website for the new Fruits Basket anime revealed on Friday that anime's final season, titled Fruits Basket the Final, will premiere on April 5. The site also revealed a new visual. The tagline to go with the new visual is "The final banquet begins." Japanese-Chinese boyband WARPs UP will perform the opening theme song "Pleasure," and the seven-member...
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Aria the Benedizione Anime Project Announced

Anime to be final one in "Blue Curtain Call" project ― A special screening of Aria the Crepuscolo, the new theatrical anime film project celebrating the Aria anime's 15th anniversary, revealed a new anime in the franchise titled Aria the Benedizione. The anime will be the third and final project in the "Blue Curtain Call" series that includes Aria the Avvenire and Aria the Crepuscolo. Aria the Crepus...
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'Spy-Family.net' Domain Name Registered

― GMO Internet, Inc. registered the domain name "Spy-Family.net" through the Onamae.com website on February 28. In addition, a "@spyfamily_anime" Twitter account opened in February. The URL currently advertises the Onamae.com service, and the Twitter account is a private account. Similar domain registrations occurred before anime were announced for We Never Learn: BOKUBEN and Platinum End. Tatsuya E...
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Kaijū-iro no Shima Manga's 1st Volume Gets Animated Promo Video

1st volume of manga by Sankarea's Mitsuru Hattori ships on March 9 ― Kadokawa began streaming an anime promotional video for Mitsuru Hattori's Kaijū-iro no Shima (Monster-Colored Island or Scheelite-Colored Island) manga on Friday. The video promotes the upcoming release of the manga's first compiled book volume on March 9, and does not confirm a full anime adaptation of the manga. The manga centers ...
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Japan Extends State of Emergency in Tokyo Area Until March 21

Emergency declaration was set to lift on Monday in 4 prefectures ― The Japanese government announced on Friday that it will extend the current COVID-19 state of emergency declaration in four prefectures in the Tokyo area — including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama — until March 21. The state of emergency was previously planned to lift on Sunday (one day before the Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon...
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iii icecrin Anime's Video Reveals April 6 Premiere

Anime is set in Ice Cream Town where Blue Seal ice cream flavors are reimagined as animals ― The official website for the iii icecrin television anime began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime's April 6 premiere date on TV Tokyo. The site also revealed a new visual for the anime. The cast includes: Taeko Kawata as Vanillan Fumiko Orikasa as Chocon Ry...
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Mr. Osomatsu Anime's New White Day Shorts Unveil Teaser, Visual

Shorts debut on March 13-15 ― The official YouTube channel for Docomo's dTV service began streaming a new teaser trailer for the new Chocomatsu-san White Day-hen shorts for the Mr. Osomatsu anime on Friday. The staff also revealed a new visual for the three shorts. The shorts will debut on dTV on March 13-15 with one new episode every day. The shorts are the White Day counterpart to the anime's three...
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The Girl from the Other Side Manga Gets Feature-Length Original Anime DVD Project

OAD by Wit Studio to ship with bonus volume of manga in March 2022, Kickstarter to launch on March 10 ― The official Twitter account for Nagabe's The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún manga revealed on Friday that the manga will get a feature-length anime project. The anime will ship as an original anime DVD (OAD) bundled with a bonus volume of the manga that will ship on March 10, 2022. Wit Stu...
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MAPPA Reveals RE-MAIN Water Polo TV Anime With Tiger & Bunny Writer

Yūto Uemura, Kōtarō Nishiyama, Subaru Kimura, Lynn star in 2021 anime ― Anime studio MAPPA announced on Friday that it is producing a new original water polo television anime titled RE-MAIN, with Tiger & Bunny head writer Masafumi Nishida serving as co-creator, chief director, series script supervisor and scriptwriter for every episode, and audio director. The anime will premiere this year. The anime...
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24th Detective Conan Film's Trailer Previews Tokyo Jihen Theme Song

Films opens on April 16 in Japan and 22 other territories simultaneously ― Toho began streaming a new trailer for the upcoming Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan film on Thursday. The trailer previews the film's theme song "Eien no Fuzaishōmei" (The Eternal Alibi) by rock band Tokyo Jihen. Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan is the 24th film in the franchise. The film ...
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Dinosaur Biyori Anime Reveals Cast, Theme Song, April 3 Debut in Video

Yoji Tanaka, Yutaka Matsushige, Eiji Kotoge star as 3 dinosaurs living in modern one-room apartment ― The official website for the Dinosaur Biyori (Daina-Sō Biyori) original short anime revealed its cast, theme song, and April 3 premiere date with a promotional video on Friday. 🦖アニメ「 #ダイナ荘びより 」PV公開!🦖キャラクターボイス&テーマソングを使用したPVを公開しました!イメージソングは #CHAI の「愛そうぜ!」に決定🌏アニメ「ダイナ荘びより」は4月3日(土)24時57分より、TOKYO MX・BS11にて...

Amazon Develops Live-Action Hellsing Film With John Wick Writer

Derek Kolstad writes, produces film based on Kouta Hirano's vampire action manga ― Entertainment website Deadline reported on Thursday that Amazon Studios is developing a live-action film adaptation of Kouta Hirano's Hellsing manga with Derek Kolstad (John Wick franchise writer, Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier executive producer) on board as screenwriter. The project's producers include Kolsta...
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Cells at Work! Code Black ‒ Episodes 9-11

Apparently our host body, who up until this point I figured was a workaholic with a poor diet who smokes and drinks, also has questionable hygiene habits.
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Aksys Games Reveals Release Windows for Olympia Soirée, Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani, Variable Barricade Games

Trailers streamed for 3 visual novels ― Aksys Games revealed during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday trailers and release windows for several of its upcoming Nintendo Switch games. Aksys Games will release the Olympia Soirée game this fall. Aksys Games describes the visual novel: With her entire clan wiped out years ago, Olympia has been isolated for most of her life. Now sh...
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Yuri Fair 2020 Returns in Digital Form After COVID Postponement

Online exhibit will be available until the end of March ― The Yuri Fair 2020 event was postponed from its original schedule last year, but it has now launched as an online event. The images by various yuri manga artists and content creators will be available on the website until the end of March. The exhibit is also hosting an online shop. As in the previous year, the event's key visual was drawn by ...
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Death end re;Quest Game's Switch Version Launches in West on April 27

Game launched for Switch in Japan on December 24 ― Idea Factory International announced during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday that it will release Compile Heart's Death end re;Quest game physically and digitally for Nintendo Switch in the West on April 27. The company streamed a trailer: The game will include all free and paid DLC from the PlayStation 4 version. The game's...
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NIS America to Release Phantom Brave, Soul Nomad in Game Collection for Switch

Soul Nomad & the World Eaters also launches for PC this summer ― NIS America announced during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday a new game collection titled Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 for Nintendo Switch that will include Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters. The collection will launch this summer. The company also announ...
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Crunchyroll Adds 3 More Urusei Yatsura Anime Films to Catalog

Lum the Forever, The Final Chapter, Always My Darling begin streaming on Thursday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it is adding the following three Urusei Yatsura series' films: Urusei Yatsura: Lum the Forever, Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter, and Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling. The films will begin streaming on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. EST in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, ...
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Neptunia ReVerse PS5 Game Launches in N. America on June 8, Europe on June 11

Teaser trailer streamed ― Idea Factory International announced during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday that it will release Compile Heart's Neptunia ReVerse (Go! Go! 5 Jiden Game Neptune re★Verse), the first Neptunia franchise game for the PlayStation 5, in the West physically and digitally on June 8 in North America and June 11 in Europe. The company streamed a teaser trail...
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Inti Creates Reveals Blaster Master Zero 3 Game for PS4, Switch, PC

Game launches on July 29 ― Inti Creates announced during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday that it is developing Blaster Master Zero 3, a new game in the Blaster Master series. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on July 29. Inti Creates describes the story: Series protagonist Jason travels to where the series all...
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Voice Actress Haruka Terui Marries Pro Go Player Tomoya Hirata

Voice actress Haruka Terui announced on her blog on Wednesday that she has gotten married to the professional Go player Tomoya Hirata. She mentioned that she first met him last August during coverage for the Go Weekly magazine. Hirata also made a similar announcement on Twitter. Both of them thanked everyone for their support and vowed to keep working hard at their jobs. Haruka Terui is best known...
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Cells at Work!! Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

The only remaining issue is Cancer Cell and he's gone full Sephiroth in his quest of body domination.
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Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Game Launches in 2022

Video reveals Hiroki Miyazawa as game's action director ― Inti Creates announced during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday that its Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 game will launch in 2022. The company also revealed that Hiroki Miyazawa (Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon) will be the game's action director. Inti Creates streamed a video that includes a development update and trailer: Az...
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The Apothecary Diaries LN 1

Since Maomao, although ultimately well-intentioned, is somewhat abrasive, having a bit of a break from her not only allows a more in-depth understanding of the plot, it also can feel like a minor vacation from her thoughts. ― The original light novel of Natsu Hyuuga's The Apothecary Diaries is unusual in that its pacing is actually faster than that of the manga adaptation. What that means is that the...
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Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Game Launches in N. America, Europe on June 29

Trailer previews bonus content of 4 additional characters ― NIS America announced during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday that it will release Nippon Ichi Software's Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny game for Nintendo Switch on June 29 in North America and Europe and on July 6 in Oceania. In-game launch content includes four characters from the series' previous titles: Adell, R...
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Heaven's Design Team ‒ Episode 9

I'm not quite sure which is more disturbing – Jupiter's long-legged penguin or the mere idea of Pluto being in charge of an animal that encourages motherly instincts.
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Mary Skelter Finale PS4, Switch Game Heads West This Fall

Opening movie streamed for Compile Heart's game ― Idea Factory International revealed during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday that it will release Compile Heart's Mary Skelter Finale PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch game in the West this fall. The company streamed the opening movie: The game shipped in Japan on November 5 after two delays: first from August 27 to October 8,...
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The Silver Case 2425 Game Collection Heads West on Switch on July 6

Collection includes Suda51's The Silver Case, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case games ― NIS America announced during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday that it will release Grasshopper Manufacture's The Silver Case 2425 game collection in the West for Nintendo Switch on July 6. The company revealed a trailer: NIS America will release a limited edition that includes the Switch gam...
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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Season 2) ‒ Episode 22

Unfortunately, the production issues are definitely catching up with the show now that it's reaching an action climax.
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Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi Game Heads West for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Steam This Fall

Trailer streamed for Experience Inc.'s game ― Aksys Games announced during the New Game+ Expo (NGPX) digital presentation on Thursday that it will launch Experience Inc.'s Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi (Yomi wo Saku Hana) game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the West this fall. The company revealed a trailer: Aksys Games describes the story: Tokyo, 1979. When a massi...

Funimation Screens Violet Evergarden: The Movie on March 30 in U.S., Canada

Film opened in Japan in September ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will screen Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime in select theaters on March 30 in the United States and Canada. The movie will screen in Japanese with English subtitles. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on March 19. The film opened in Japan in September, and it ranked at #2 in its opening weekend. The film i...
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Attack on Titan Manga Breaks Records With Titan-Sized Print Volume

Kodansha attempts to break the Guinness World Record for largest comic book published ― Kodansha is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for largest comic book published by issuing a new Titan-sized print of Attack on Titan's first two chapters. Kodansha has released some images demonstrating the scale of the book, which is reportedly 6-7 times than a regular tankо̄bon. The 96-page volume wi...
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Kaiju No. 8 Is Fastest Shonen Jump Plus Manga to Reach 1 Million Copies in Print

Manga launched last July ― Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga has reached one million copies in print (but not all sold yet) as of Thursday's release of the second compiled book volume. This series is the fastest Shonen Jump+ manga (as opposed to manga running in Shueisha's print magazines) to reach this milestone. (Unlike other statistics posted by Shueisha, Shueisha specifies that these one millio...
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Those Snow White Notes Anime Reveals 7 More Cast Members in 2nd Video

Fukushi Ochiai, Yuuki Kaji, Yuna Taniguchi, more join cast of April 2 anime ― The second promotional video for the television anime of Marimo Ragawa's Those Snow White Notes (Mashiro no Oto) manga revealed seven new cast members on Friday. The newly announced cast includes: Fukushi Ochiai as Ushio Arakawa Yuuki Kaji as Takaomi Kaji Yuna Taniguchi as Sakura Yamano Tomohisa Asou as Matsugorо̄ Sawamura ...
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King of Fighters XV Game Reveals Trailer for Andy Bogard

Hiroshi Okamoto voices character in game slated to launch this year ― SNK began streaming a trailer on Thursday for its The King of Fighters XV game highlighting the character Andy Bogard (voiced by Hiroshi Okamoto). The King of Fighters XV will launch in 2021. The game's initial roster includes: Shun'Ei, Meitenkun, Benimaru Nikaido, Iori, Joe Higashi, Kyo, Chizuru, K', Leona Heidern, and Mai Shiranu...
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The irregular at magic high school Spinoff Sequel Novel Gets Manga

Cygnus no Otome-tachi manga about 2 sisters reuniting launches on March 27 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine revealed on January 27 that La-na will launch a manga adaptation of Tsutomu Satou and Kana Ishida's Shin・Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei Cygnus no Otome-tachi (New・The Irregular at Magic High School Maidens of Cygnus) sequel novel series. The manga will launch ...
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Shin Watanabe Award Honors Aniplex's Atsuhiro Iwakami

Award also posthumously honors composer Katsuhisa Hattori ― The Watanabe Foundation for Music & Culture of the Watanabe Production company announced on Tuesday that it is presenting Aniplex president and producer Atsuhiro Iwakami with its Shin Watanabe award, which honors producers who promote the development of pop culture. The foundation also posthumously awarded composer Katsuhisa Hattori with its...

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Fist of the North Star Gets Spinoff Manga About Drama Filming

Hiroshi Kurao's new manga reimagines original manga as story of live-action series being filmed ― Hiroshi Kurao launched a new Fist of the North Star spinoff manga titled Hokuto no Ken Seikimatsu Drama Satsuei-hen (Fist of the North Star Apocalypse Drama Filming Arc) on the Comic Zenon manga website on February 26. The manga imagines the setup of the original manga as the story of a live-action serie...
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Ex-Enthusiasts: Motokare Mania Manga Ends in March

Yukari Takinami launched manga in 2017, manga inspired live-action series in 2019 ― The April issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine revealed on February 25 that Yukari Takinami's Ex-Enthusiasts: Motokare Mania (Motokare Mania) manga will end in the magazine's next issue in March. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Yurika Namba, age 27. Unable to get over her br...
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Guilty Gear -Strive- Game Delayed Again to June 11

Company said it needs time to "polish some aspects of the game" ― Arc System Works announced on Twitter on Thursday that it is delaying its release of the Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game from April 9 to June 11. Arc System Works stated it received "valuable feedback" after a recent open beta test, and the company would "like to make the most of this opportunity to provide the best game possible." ...

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime's 4th Promo Video Previews New Arc

New arc debuts with 9th episode on March 7 ― The official website for the television anime of Rifujin na Magonote's Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series began streaming a fourth promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video highlights the new arc that will start in the ninth episode, which will air on March 7. The site had recently announced three new cast members that ap...
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Ayane Sakura Joins Cast of Bakuten!! Rhythmic Gymnastics Anime

Anime premieres on Noitamina programming block on April 8 ― The official website for the Bakuten!! (Backflip!!) original television anime revealed on Thursday that Ayane Sakura is joining the show's cast as Asawo Kurikoma, the manager of the male rhythmic gymnastics club at Ao High and a second-year student. The show will premiere on Fuji-TV's Noitamina programming block on April 8. The anime stars: ...
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Viz VP: Company Saw 70% Growth in 2020 U.S. Market

Company sold out all box sets, but has run into restocking issues ― The Vice President Publishing Sales at Viz Media, Kevin Hamric, stated in an interview with ICv2 published on Wednesday that Viz Media has seen a 70% growth in the U.S. market for 2020, in line with a 43% increase in overall manga sales in the United States in 2020, despite the ongoing new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Ham...
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Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition Game Releases on Switch eShop

GPC Games develops HD remaster of 2002 Game Boy Advance game ― GPC Games released an HD remastered version of the Robotech: The Macross Saga Game Boy Advance game titled Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition on Monday on the Switch eShop. The game is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch. GPC Games describes the game: Jump into your transformable Veritech fighter and blast...
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Police Arrest 39-Year-Old for Sending Death Threats to Square Enix

Suspect allegedly sent 37 threats using Square Enix game's support form ― Shinjuku police arrested a 39-year-old male Saitama resident on February 26 for allegedly sending death threats to Square Enix employees. According to police, the suspect sent 37 threatening messages through a Square Enix game's customer support form from November 2 to 19, threatening to kill the designers of a game with "such ...
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Director Masaaki Yuasa, Demon Slayer's Gotouge Win Agency for Cultural Affairs' Media Arts Awards

Yuasa wins Cabinet Minister Award for media, Gotouge wins Newcomer Award for media ― The Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs announced the winners of the 2020 "Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Fine Arts Recommendation Awards" on Wednesday. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! director Masaaki Yuasa won the Cabinet Minister Award in the media fine arts category, wh...
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Shout! Factory Lists Its Japanese Transformers DVDs as Going Out of Print

― As of last month, publisher Shout! Factory is listing its DVD releases of various Japanese Transformers series among its titles that are "going out of print soon." The titles include Transformers: The Headmasters, Transformers: Super God Masterforce, Transformers: Victory, and the Transformers: The Japanese Collection set that compiles all three series. Thanks to jlaking for the news tip. Source: ...
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Crunchyroll Adds S-CRY-ed, 'Fair, Then Partly Piggy' Anime to Catalog

Discotek Media publishes both titles ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added the S-CRY-ed and Fair, then Partly Piggy anime to its catalog. Discotek Media is the listed publisher for both anime. S-CRY-ed is available for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Discotek Media licensed the anime, and will release the anime ...
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Bandai Namco Withdraws From Amusement Facilities Business in N. America

Bandai Namco Holdings to transfer businesses to 3 companies, but still sell arcade games ― Bandai Namco Holdings announced on Monday that it will withdraw from the amusement facilities business — specifically owning and operating arcades and similar entertainment centers — in North America. The company's board of directors decided on February 19 that it would transfer the businesses and related fixed...
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World Trigger Manga Gets Stage Play in November

Manga has currently airing 2nd TV anime season ― Shueisha announced on Thursday that Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga is inspiring a stage play that will run this November to December in Tokyo and Osaka. The cast includes: Keisuke Ueda as Yuma Kuga Takuya Mizuguchi as Osamu Mikumo Arisa Sonohara as Chika Amatori Kensuke Takahashi as Yuichi Jin Norihito Nakayashiki is directing the play and penn...
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Mars Red Anime's Video Previews Ending Song by HYDE

Historical vampire anime premieres on April 5 with Funimation stream ― The official website for the television anime of Bun'ō Fujisawa's MARS RED dramatic stage reading production began streaming the anime's third promotional video on Thursday. The video reveals and previews the anime's ending theme song "ON MY OWN" by HYDE. The anime will premiere on April 5 at 25:59 (effectively, April 6 at 1:59 a....
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Bloomberg: Nintendo Plans New Switch Model With Larger Screen

Business news website Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that Nintendo is planning to release a new version of its Switch console with a larger Samsung OLED 7-inch (18-centimeter) screen. According to Bloomberg, the screen will maintain a 720p resolution, but would have 4K resolution enabled when plugged into a television. Bloomberg's report that Nintendo plans to reveal the new model this year to me...

New Shaman King Anime's English-Subtitled Trailer Reveals Netflix Streaming in 2021

Anime slated for April 1 TV premiere in Japan ― Netflix posted an English-subtitled version of the new promotional video for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga on Wednesday. Unlike the Japanese video which lists an April 1 television premiere for the anime in Japan, Netflix's video only lists a general 2021 release date. In Japan, the anime will premiere on April 1 at 5:55...

New Shaman King Anime's 2nd Video Reveals Opening Song, 2 Cast Members, April 1 Debut

Megumi Hayashibara sings "Soul salvation" opening; Yui Horie, Yūichi Nakamura join cast ― The official website for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Soul salvation" by Megumi Hayashibara, and also reveals two new cast members and the April 1 premiere date ...
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Prince of Tennis 3D CG Film Reveals New Cast Members, Time Travel Story

Shunsuke Takeuchi, Tomokazu Sugita, Ryota Takeuchi play "tennis gang" characters ― The official website for the Ryōma! Shinsei Gekijōban Tennis no Ōji-sama (Ryōma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis) 3DCG anime film for The Prince of Tennis franchise revealed more cast members and the film's story on Thursday. The new cast additions all play members of a "tennis gang." The characters will rap in the ...
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Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table ‒ Episode 8

While this episode, which is basically a transition piece between storylines, has a fair amount of interesting bits and pieces.
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Back Arrow ‒ Episode 8

Even though this was a bathhouse episode it didn't end up being a Bathhouse Episode™, if you catch my drift.
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Crunchyroll Adds 1st 3 Urusei Yatsura Anime Films to Catalog

Company also adds Muv Luv Alternative manga on Thursday ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it is adding the Urusei Yatsura series' first three anime films: Urusei Yatsura: Only You, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, and Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love. The films will begin streaming on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. EST in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealan...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 964

We also got a shot of baby Shanks and baby Buggy D Clown, and that's all you need for a good episode of anime, folks.
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Sasaki and Miyano GN 1

It would have been nice to have a longer book because the story really is engaging, but this feels like one of those series where you take what you can get – because despite some missteps, what you get is a very enjoyable book. ― From the synopsis on the back cover of the book or on any number of retail websites, the first volume of Sasaki and Miyano seems rife with pitfalls. Not only is it about a b...
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Anime Expo 2021's Physical Event Canceled; Organizers to Hold Virtual Event in July

30th anniversary in-person event was scheduled for July 2-5 ― Ray Chiang, CEO of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), announced on Wednesday that this year's in-person Anime Expo convention has been canceled due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation. The 30th anniversary Anime Expo event was slated to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 2-5, 20...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 166

Continuing an even grander tradition, in the spirit of titles like Bleach and Naruto: having two drawn-out battles at the same time!
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Fans to Select I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. 2nd Season's Key Visual

The key visual for the second season of the I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. anime is going to be decided via democracy. ― The key visual for the second season of the I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. anime is going to be decided via democracy. The series' official Twitter account has posted the rough layouts for four different potential key visuals, and the image with the most retweets by the end of ...
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Chainsaw Man Manga Has 9.3 Million Copies in Circulation

11th volume shipped on Thursday ― Shueisha revealed that Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga has more than 9.3 million copies in circulation as of Thursday's release of the 11th compiled book volume. The 11th volume is the final volume of the series' first part. The manga debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018. The manga ended its first part, the "Kōan" (Public Safety) arc, in Weekly Shonen...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

“In which our hero decides to kill 10,000 people.”
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Viz Media Appoints Laura Takaragawa in New Vice President of Consumer Products Licensing/Promotions Position

Takaragawa previously worked at Sanrio, National Geographic, Netflix ― Viz Media announced on Wednesday that it has hired and appointed Laura Takaragawa as the Vice President of Consumer Products Licensing and Promotions. This is a newly created position that sees the integration of all of the company's licensed merchandise and collaborations, interactive and digital games, and promotions across all ...
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'So I'm a Spider, So What?' Manga Artist Praises the 'Vulgarity' of Mushoku Tensei's Setting

'In Mushoku's case, sex is depicted frankly as a matter of course.' ― On Sunday, Asahiro Kakashi, who draws the manga adaptation of Okina Baba's So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo desuga, nanika?) novels, posted a popular Twitter thread on Sunday effusively praising the world and storytelling of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. In particular, they praised the series' "affirmation of vulgarity" and...
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On-Gaku: Our Sound, Ride Your Wave Anime Films Nominated for Annie Awards

BNA: Brand New Animal, Great Pretender, Earwig and the Witch also nominated ― The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the nominees for its 48th Annual Annie Awards on Wednesday. Kenji Iwaisawa's ON-GAKU: Our Sound and Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave anime films received nominations in the "Best Indie Feature" category. The other nominees in the category are A Shaun the Shee...
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Moriarty the Patriot Anime's 2nd Half Reveals New Cast Member, Theme Songs, April 4 Premiere

Yōko Hikasa plays Irene Adler; Tasuku Hatanaka, STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION perform new themes ― The official website for the television anime of Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi's Moriarty the Patriot (Yūkoku no Moriarty) manga revealed on Thursday a new cast member, theme songs, and April 4 premiere for the anime's second half. Tasuku Hatanaka will perform the new opening theme song "TWISTED HEARTS,"...
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World Trigger Anime Reveals 9 More Cast Members

Katsuyuki Konishi, Kaito Takeda, Masamu Ono, more join season 2 ― The official website for the anime based on Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga announced nine more cast members for the show's second season: Katsuyuki Konishi as Tatsuhito Ikoma Kaito Takeda as Satoshi Mizukami Masamu Ono as Kōji Oki Shun Horie as Kai Minamisawa Naomi Ōzora as Maori Hosoi Akira Ishida as Kazuaki Ōji Yūsuke Handa a...
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Teekyū Manga Gets New 1-Shot Teasing Characters' Lives a Decade Later

Piyo, Roots' tennis manga series ended in January 2018 ― The Comic Earth Star website published a new manga one-shot for Piyo and Roots' Teekyū manga titled "Senpai to Mugen Ressha" (Upperclassman and the Infinite Train) on Monday. The one-shot teases the characters' lives a decade after the original manga series' ending. (The new one-shot commemorates the 10th anniversary of Comic Earth Star.) Roots...

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Peach Boy Riverside TV Anime's 1st Full Promo Video Previews Character Voices

Haruka Shiraishi, Nao Toyama, M.A.O, Toshiki Masuda star in July fantasy ― The official website for the television anime of Coolkyoushinja and Johanne's Peach Boy Riverside manga posted the first full promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the character voices for the first time. The manga recounts the story of another "peach" beyond the well-known Momotarō the Peach Boy of Japanese folkl...
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Final Evangelion Film to Stream 1st 12 Minutes on Sunday

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time to open on Monday after 2 COVID-19 delays ― The official Twitter account for the Evangelion franchise announced on Wednesday that the "first 12 minutes, 10 seconds, and 10 frames" of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the "final" Evangelion film, will stream on the YouTube channels of Amazon Prime VIdeo and the studio Khar...
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Mamoru Oshii's VladLove Vampire Comedy Anime Streams 2nd Half on March 14

Episode 1 previewed in December, before 1st 6 episodes debuted on February 14 ― The staff for Ichigo Animation and Mamoru Oshii's new anime series VladLove announced on Wednesday that the second half of the 12-episode anime will begin streaming on March 14. The official YouTube channel for the anime had streamed a English-subtitled "special version" of the show's first episode on December 18. The ani...
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Voice Actress Masako Sugaya Passes Away at 83

Voice of Nobody's Boy Remi, Aim For The Best's Maki Aikawa, Urusei Yatsura's Kitsune ― The talent agency Arts Vision announced on Tuesday that voice actress Masako Sugaya passed away on February 25 while undergoing medical treatment for an unspecified illness. She was 83. Sugaya was born in Tokyo on August 22, 1937. Her roles include the title role Remi in Nobody's Boy Remi, Mary Ingalls in Laura, a ...
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Kingdom Anime Season 3's Return Previewed in Promo Video

Season restarts from episode 1 on April 4 after COVID-19 delay ― The official Twitter account for the Kingdom anime posted the second main promotional video for the anime's third season on Wednesday, to highlight its return. Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is publishing a special interview with the Kingdom anime staff over the next four weeks, starting with this year's 14th issue on Thursday. D...
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General Manager of Baby Manga About Manager-Turned-Baby Gets TV Anime

Ken Yasuda stars in anime premiering on March 28 ― NHK announced on Wednesday that Sachiko Takeuchi's General Manager of Baby (Aka-chan Honbuchō) manga is inspiring a television anime that will premiere on NHK on March 28 at 24:40 (effectively, March 29 at 12:40 a.m.) The comedy anime has eight 5-minute episodes. NHK Enteprises, NHK, and Telecom Staff are producing the series, and NHK and Telecom Sta...
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Takara Tomy Reveals Mazica Party Franchise With April TV Anime

Franchise about wizards stars Mikako Komatsu, also gets card game ― Takara Tomy announced on Wednesday that it is producing a new multimedia franchise titled Mazica Party, which will include an upcoming television anime and card game. The television anime will premiere on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and four other affiliated stations on April 4 at 9:30 a.m. The franchise will have a "magic x party" theme. Th...
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ISLAND Visual Novel Game Gets Release on Switch on April 8

Company streamed opening video for launch ― Frontwing announced on Monday that it will release the English-language version of it and Prototype's ISLAND visual novel on Nintendo Switch on April 8. The company streamed the opening video for the launch. The company released the same version of the game for PC via Steam in August 2018. The game shipped for PC in Japan in April 2016 and for PlayStation V...

Hello Kitty's Hollywood Animated/Live-Action Film Hires Directors (Updated)

Jennifer Coyle, Leo Matsuda hired by Warner's New Line Cinema ― Entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter posted on Tuesday that Warner Bros. Entertainment's New Line Cinema has hired animators Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda as directors for its film adaptation of Sanrio's Hello Kitty franchise. Coyle has previously worked on shows such as Harley Quinn and Bob's Burgers, while Matsuda has work...
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Live-Action Kakegurui Twins Series' Trailer Previews Theme Song

Sōshi Sakiyama performs "Gyakkō" theme for March 26 Amazon Prime series ― GAGA posted a new trailer and key visual for the live-action series of Katsura Saiki's Kakegurui Twins manga spinoff on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews the series' theme song "Gyakkō" (Against the Tide) by Sōshi Sakiyama. The series will debut on Amazon Prime on March 26. The show will air for eight episodes, and tw...
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Quench Your Burning Thirst With These Promare-inspired Tea Blends and Cocktails

A tea salon in Ginza is bringing the heat with its latest lineup of tea blends and tea cocktails inspired by the fiery personalities of Promare. ― The Gin-Iro-Neko ("Silver Cat") Tea Salon in Ginza, Tokyo is bringing the heat with its latest lineup of tea blends and tea cocktails inspired by the fiery personalities of the Promare anime film. The lineup consists of three different types of tea blends,...
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Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki ‒ Episode 8

Poor Mimimi, though. This episode laid out all of her messy, complicated feelings for Hinami, from her painful and one-sided rivalry to their sweet friendship.
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 28-March 6

A Certain Scientific Railgun T, Aragne: Sign of Vermillion anime; Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya, My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Ah My Buddha!! BDPlease Nozomi Entertainment US$34.99 March 2 Aragne: Sign of Vermillion BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$29.98 March 2 Attack On Titan Season 3 Complete Collection BDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimatio...
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Otherside Picnic ‒ Episode 9

Otherside Picnic's most consistent struggles have been in doing justice in its depiction of the freakish and fantastical encounters that make up its story.
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Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town ‒ Episode 9

As long as the show's goofing around with the various love polygons surrounding Lloyd, it might as well add in some other character connections.
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Berserk of Gluttony GN 1

But while Fate and Roxy are both appealing characters that are easy to sympathize with, neither of them is the standout character of the first volume: That honor falls to Greed, a sentient sword. ― This first volume of Berserk of Gluttony is all about building the world and establishing the characters. Society in this Western fantasy world is organized around the special skills people are born with. ...
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David Lynch Almost Made a Live-Action Film Out of Katsuhiro Otomo's Domu Manga

Bandai wanted the team to complete shooting in only 12 months, or otherwise the rights for the film would revert back to Bandai. ― /Film reported that the acclaimed surrealist filmmaker David Lynch (Twin Peaks, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet) almost made a live-action out of Katsuhiro Otomo's Domu manga during the 1990s. According to Star Wars assistant art director and costume designer Nilo Rodis-Jam...

Crunchyroll Launches New Beta Website in U.S.

Crunchyroll Beta to feature new user interface, improved search, user-made Crunchylists ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it is launching a new Crunchyroll Beta website. The beta is currently available for 20% of its premium members, but it will eventually become available to all premium subscribers and free users in the U.S. The company will reveal details on the beta's international rollout a...
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Trigger's SSSS.Dynazenon TV Anime Premieres on April 2

The official Twitter account for Tsuburaya Productions and Trigger's new SSSS.Dynazenon anime project announced on Tuesday that the anime will premiere on MBS on April 2 at 2:55 a.m. JST (effectively, April 3). The show will also air on BS11 and Tokyo MX. The anime is listed as being part of the "Gridman Universe." "Gridman" is credited with the original work, and Akira Amemiya is returning from S...
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Texas' A-Kon Convention Delayed Again to 2022

Customers can transfer registration to next year's event or request refund ― Texas anime convention A-Kon announced on Monday that this year's convention has been postponed due to the current state of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Customers can transfer their registration to next year's A-Kon event, or they can request a refund until April 4. The staff has not yet revealed the location and ...
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PlayStation Store Halts Purchases, Rentals of Movie, TV Content on August 31

Users can still access already purchased movie, TV content after August 31 ― Sony announced on Tuesday that the PlayStation Store will no longer offer purchases and rentals of movie and television content as of August 31, due to the growth of "subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles.." Even after August 31, users can still access media that they have previousl...
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1st Laid-Back Camp VR Game Launches on March 4

Gemdrops reveals prices on iOS, Android, PS4, Switch, Steam ― Gemdrops announced on Tuesday that Laid-Back Camp - Virtual - Lake Motosu (Yurucamp Virtual Camp Motosuko-hen), its first of two VR games based on Afro's Laid-Back Camp (Yurucamp) manga, will launch on Thursday. \The Wait is Over/ Announcing the Laid-Back Camp - Virtual - Lake Motosu release date Party popper Surprise!... It's March 4th (T...

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Hikaru Utada Sings 'To Your Eternity' Anime's Theme Song

"PINK BLOOD" is her 1st theme song for TV anime ― The official website for the television anime of Yoshitoki Oima's To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e) manga revealed on Tuesday that Hikaru Utada is contributing her new song "PINK BLOOD" as the anime's opening theme song. This is the first time that the artist contributed a theme song for a television anime. The anime was originally slated to premi...

'I Became a Kuro-Gyaru so I F***ed My Best Friend' Anime Adds 2 Cast Members

Yoshiyuki Shimozuma, Marin Mizutani join April "gender-swap romcom" anime ― The official website for Kuro-Gyaru ni Natta Kara Shinyū to Shite Mita, the television anime of Yupopo Orishima's Kuro-Gyaru ni Natta Kara Shinyū to Yatte Mita (I Became a Kuro-Gyaru* so I F***ed My Best Friend.) manga, revealed two more cast members for the anime on Monday: Yoshiyuki Shimozuma as Hajime Tsuzuki, Rui's longti...
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My Androgynous Boyfriend Manga Gets Live-Action Series in April

Manga based on Tamekō's manga stars Ai Yoshikawa, Rihito Itagaki ― NTV announced on Tuesday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Tamekō's My Androgynous Boyfriend (Genderless Danshi ni Aisareteimasu.) manga that will premiere on April 1. The series will star Ai Yoshikawa (left in image below) as Wako Machida, and Rihito Itagaki (right) as Meguru. Izuru Kumasaka, Hiroaki Yuasa, and ...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Volume 15 Gets Initial Run of 1.5 Million

Series will have 36 million copies in circulation on Thursday ― Shueisha reported on Tuesday that the 15th compiled book volume of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga will have about 1.5 million copies in its initial run — the first time that any of the manga's volumes has had more than 1 million copies in its initial run. The volume will ship on Thursday. Including digital copies, the manga series a...
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Demon Slayer Film Back at #2 in 20th Weekend in Japan

All anime films rise in rankings; Pocket Monster Koko climbs back to top 10 Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train rose from #3 (in number of tickets sold) to #2 in its 20th weekend. The film sold 100,000 tickets over the weekend and earned 155,641,100 yen (about US$1.45 million) from Friday to Sunday — increases of 5.5% and 3.3%, respectively, over the previous weekend's numbers....
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World Trigger Season 2 ‒ Episode 7

Something I've come to really appreciate about World Trigger over the years is that it lets Osamu be genuinely mediocre.

Way of the Househusband Anime's Trailer Reveals 2 Cast Members, April 8 Netflix Global Debut

Shizuka Itou, Kazuyuki Okitsu join cast as Miku, Masa ― Netflix began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the anime series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga on Tuesday. The trailer reveals two new cast members for the anime, as well as its April 8 worldwide debut on Netflix. Shizuka Itou will play Miku, Tatsu's wife. Kazuyuki Okitsu play Masa, Tatsu's former gan...
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Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

This week, Nadeshiko earns her distinction as Laid-Back Camp's de facto protagonist, using her pleasantly ovular head and stalwartly sunny disposition to carry the episode through its funny, charming, and magical highlights.
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Demon Slayer Film Opens at #1 in New Zealand

Film has earned US$250,151 after opening last week ― The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film ranked #1 at the New Zealand box office in its opening weekend, and has earned the equivalent of US$250,151 as of February 28. The film opened in New Zealand on February 25. As of Monday, the film has sold a cumulative total of 27.68 million tickets for 38.1 billion yen (about ...
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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning Film Adds 3 Cast Members

For characters in Kenshin's past in Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning ― The official website for the two 'final chapter' films in the live-action film series based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga revealed three new cast members for the film on Tuesday. The three characters will all appear in Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning, the second film in the series, when Kenshin relates...
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Kemono Jihen ‒ Episode 8

No matter how bad you thought your last family reunion was, it can't possibly hold a candle to Shiki's.
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Horimiya ‒ Episode 8

Look, there is absolutely nothing wrong with liking what you like, even if that's something that might seem “off” to other people. If no one is being injured (who doesn't want to be), people are more than welcome to explore various kinks and ideas in their relationships.
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Toynk Invites You To Catch 'Em All With Pokémon Merch Collection

Geek goods store Toynk is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise by offering a special collection of officially licensed Pokémon merchandise, which includes mugs, plushes, action figures, toys, games, home goods, and more. Highlights include an assortment of Pokéball-themed merchandise, such as the Pokémon Pokéball Ceramic Coffee Mug with Lid, which is a perfect replica of the i...
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Sk8 the Infinity ‒ Episode 8

There's still the major, ongoing plot, sure, but we're back to following it mostly in terms of showing off absurd skate battles rather than forlorn, introspective character work. That's good!
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Comic-Con International 2021's Physical Event Canceled With Smaller In-Person Event Planned for November

Organizers to hold "[email protected]" virtual event on July 23-25 ― The organizers of San Diego's Comic-Con International event announced on Monday that this year's physical event has been canceled due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation. Based on information from local and national healthcare officials, the staff has determined that July is too early to hold its in-person convention. I...
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon ‒ Episode 21

What more is there to say, when Yashahime's actual script becomes virtually indistinguishable from my bitter snark?
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Studio 4°C's Gyokō no Nikuko-san Anime Film Opens on June 11, Casts Shinobu Ōtake

Video previews main character Nikuko's voice ― The official website for Studio 4°C's anime film adaptation of Kanako Nishi's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel announced on Monday that the film will open on June 11, and that Shinobu Ōtake will voice the main character Nikuko. The website posted a video, and it previews Nikuko's voice. Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea, Space ...
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So I'm a Spider, So What? ‒ Episode 8

She has another fight which pushes her and all her newfound abilities to their limits, but this time her foe – a wounded fire dragon – is intelligent enough to counter her go-to move.
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Sayaka Ohara Narrates Aria the Crepuscolo Anime Film's Promo Video

Aria anime's 15th anniversary film opens on March 5 ― The official website for Aria the Crepuscolo, the new theatrical anime film project celebrating the Aria anime's 15th anniversary, began streaming a promotional video on Monday. Sayaka Ohara, who voices Alicia, narrates the video, which features footage from both the upcoming film and the original Aria anime. Theatergoers will receive one of eight...
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Shinobu's Sword From Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Gets Lethal-Looking Toy Replica

After the popular reception of its toy replica of Tanjiro's Nichirin Blade, Premium Bandai is releasing the second item in its "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba DX Nichirintō" toy line: a replica of the elegant yet deadly Nichirin Blade of Shinobu Kocho, complete with lethal Wisteria poison dripping from its tip. Like the toy replica of Shinobu's blade, the "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba DX Nichiri...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation ‒ Episode 8

But before we get into Rudy's behavior, I'm not letting Eris's father Philip off the hook one bit. This episode gives a better sense of the power struggles within the extensive Greyrat family.
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Jujutsu Kaisen ‒ Episode 20

“Nonstandard” thankfully keeps up Jujutsu Kaisen's winning streak with ease. Did you want more of Aoi being a goofy badass? Well, here you go!
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'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime Season 2 Reveals Opening Theme Song, April 17 Premiere

New key visual unveiled ― NHK announced on Monday that the second anime season based on Osamu Nishi's Mairimashita! Iruma-kun manga will premiere on April 17 at 5:35 p.m. JST. The website also revealed that DA PUMP will perform the opening theme song "No! No! Satisfaction!," and it unveiled a new key visual: Makoto Moriwaki returns to direct the second season at Bandai Namco Pictures, with Kazuyuki F...
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Saudi Arabia's Manga Productions, Toei Preview The Journey Film's Japanese Cast in Trailer

Toru Furuya, Kotono Mitsuishi star in film opening in summer 2021 ― Saudi Arabian media company Manga Productions began streaming on Thursday a trailer for it and Toei Animation's animated collaboration film The Journey. The video previews the film's Japanese cast. The cast includes: Toru Furuya as Aus Kotono Mitsuishi as Hind Hiroshi Kamiya as Zurara Yuichi Nakamura as Nizar Kazuya Nakai as Musab Ta...
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Akudama Drive Wins Anime Trending's Anime of the Year Awards

Konosuba film wins Best Film ― The Akudama Drive original anime created by Studio Pierrot and Too Kyo Games took the top spot at Anime Trending's 7th yearly Anime Awards. The series attracted 5,345 of 55,159 votes (or 9.69% of the vote). The anime also won the award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as Best Sci-Fi and Best Mystery/Psychological Anime. Director Tomohiro Taguchi (Kino's Journey - T...
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Re:Zero Series Gets Browser Game With Original Story

Promo video streamed previews Konomi Suzuki's theme song ― Tappei Nagatsuki's Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- light novel series is inspiring a browser game titled Re:ZERO Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Kinsho to Nazo no Seirei (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Forbidden Book and the Mysterious Spirit) by DMM Games. Pre-registration opened on Monday. Nagatsuki is supervising the ...
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Another Eden Smartphone Game Releases for PC in Spring 2021

'Wishlist Registration Campaign' and registrations for limited early access are open ― Wright Flyer Studios (WFS) announced on Thursday that its Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space smartphone game will release for PC via Steam in spring 2021. WFS is hosting a 'Wishlist Registration Campaign' wherein players can win in-game items by wishlisting the game before launch. Registrations for limited...

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Gintama The Final Film Earns Franchise Record of 1.74 Billion Yen

Sold 1.25 million tickets to earn equivalent of US$16.3 million Gintama The Final, the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, has sold 1.25 million tickets to earn a franchise record of 1.74 billion yen (about US$16.3 million) as of Monday. The film's character designer and chief animation director Shinji Takeuchi drew the following illustration to celebrate the milestone: The film open...
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Demon Slayer Film Tops S. Korean & Australian Box Offices, Ranks at #2 in Japan

Film has earned US$7.64 million in S. Korea, US$1.44 million in Australia ― The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film ranked at #1 in South Korea during its fifth weekend, earning the equivalent of US$749,400 (839,926,320 won) over the weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of US$7.64 million (8,563,873,350 won) in South Korea since it opened on January 27. The ...
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Kenjiro Tsuda Succeeds Keiji Fujiwara as Takumi Rindō in World Trigger Anime

Character will appear in 2nd season's 8th episode on March 6 ― The official website for the anime based on Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga revealed on Monday that Kenjiro Tsuda will play Takumi Rindō in the anime. The character will appear in the eighth episode of the show's second season on March 6. Keiji Fujiwara previously played the character in the first anime season. Fujiwara passed away...
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Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come Anime Reveals April 14 Premiere, Character Designs

Romantic comedy stars Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Inori Minase, Ayane Sakura ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Shūichi Nimaru's Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come (A Romantic Comedy Where the Childhood Friend Absolutely Will Not Lose) light novel series revealed on Monday that the show will premiere on April 14. The show will air on AT-X, Sun TV, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, TV A...
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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Anime Adds 5 More Cast Members

Akira Ishida, Konomi Kohara, Subaru Kimura, more join cast ― The official website for the new anime of Riku Sanjo and Kōji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken) manga announced five more cast members on Saturday. The new cast members are: (from left to right in top row, then bottom row in image above, character name spellings not confirmed) Konomi Kohara as Merle,...
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Mari Yamazaki, Miki Tori's Gli Artigiani Manga About Renaissance Artists Ends

Manga launched in 2015 ― The official Twitter account for Mari Yamazaki and Miki Tori's PLINIVS manga revealed on Sunday that their Gli Artigiani - Renaissance Gaka Shokuninden manga will end in its next chapter. The manga, which profiles the lives of various Renaissance era artists, launched in Shinchosha's Japanese art magazine Geijutsu Shincho in December 2015, and serializes a new four-page chapt...
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Glacier Bay Books Announces ohuton's 'Dear Sara, 1997, Summer' Picture Book

Company to also release author's I'll Be Waiting at the Solution manga ― The America-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books announced on Saturday that it will publish ohuton's picture-book style piece of work titled Dear Sara, 1997, Summer. The indie release is the author's second book. The story follows a young boy meeting a girl called Sara at a bus stand. Glacier Bay Books describes the story as...
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Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake Game Gets 2021 Release Window

Original game released for Sega Saturn in March 1996 ― The official Twitter account for Panzer Dragoon: Remake ⁠— Sega and Polish game developer/publisher Forever Entertainment's remake of Sega's Panzer Dragoon game — revealed on Saturday that the Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake game⁠ will launch in 2021. The original game released for Sega Saturn in March 1996. Forever Entertainment announced the rem...
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Atlanta's MomoCon Cancels 2021 Main Event

Mini-event titled Winterfest takes place on December 19-20 ― The staff of Atlanta's MomoCon event announced on Friday that it is canceling its main event that was slated for May 27-30 due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The staff of the convention now plan to host a mini-event titled Winterfest at the Georgia World Congress Center on December 19-20. Tickets for MomoCon 2020 and Mo...
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Otakon Raises More Than US$34,000

Convention began asking for donations in January due to unforeseen costs of last year's COVID-19 cancellation ― Otakorp president Brooke Zerrlaut announced in a newsletter on Saturday that the organization has raised more than US$34,000 in donations to support its Otakon anime convention. The convention is still accepting donations through its store and through Paypal. The organization began requesti...
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AnimeJapan 2021 Gets Overseas Stream With English Commentary

Anime Festival Asia's Sozo collaborates with AnimeJapan 2021 to deliver overseas stream ― Singaporean events and marketing agency Sozo Pte. Ltd., the organizer of the Anime Festival Asia convention, announced on Monday that it is working with the AnimeJapan 2021 convention to provide an on-demand live streaming program for the stage events for this year's online-only convention. The stream will be av...
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Nagabe Ends Monotone Blue Manga

Manga by The Girl From the Other Side author launched in 2019 ― Manga creator Nagabe revealed on their Twitter account on Sunday that they ended their Monotone Blue manga with its ninth chapter in the April issue of Libre's Be Boy Gold magazine on Saturday. The manga is the serialized version of Nagabe's "Escalate" one-shot manga that appeared in the "Kemono Jingai BL Special" anthology manga book in...
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ZUN Announces Touhou Project's 18th Game

Game's demo releases at Reitaisai event on March 21, with planned full release in May ― Japanese dōjin developer ZUN (founder and sole member of the Team Shanghai Alice dōjin game developer circle) announced a new game for his Touhou Project series on Saturday. The game is the 18th game in the main series and is titled Touhou Kōryūdō: Unconnected Marketeers. ZUN stated that he plans to release a demo...

Demon Slayer, Earwig & the Witch, Lupin III, On-Gaku, Ride Your Wave, A Whisker Away Confirmed Eligible for Oscars

Academy Awards announce nominees on March 15, awards take place on April 25 ― The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed on Thursday that the following anime films are eligible for consideration at the 93rd annual Academy Awards: Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train based on manga by Koyoharu Gotouge Studio Ghibli and Goro Miyazaki's Earwig and the Witch Lupin III T...
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Virtual-On Game Series Producer Jūrō Watari Leaves Sega

Watari created twin-stick arcade mecha game in 1996 ― Sega game producer and Virtual-On game series creator Jūrō Watari announced on his official Twitter account on Sunday that he has left Sega as of the end of February. He thanked his colleagues for his time at the company, and noted that his departure was not due to any trouble with the company. He added that his next step is still unclear, but he ...
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Hetalia World Stars Anime Debuts Streaming on April 1

― The official website for the new anime of Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia World Stars manga revealed on Friday that the anime will debut on the Anime Store, Nico Nico Video, GYAO!, dTV, FOD, and other streaming services in Japan on April 1 at midnight. Hiroshi Watanabe, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, and Mariko Oka all are back as director, series script supervisor, and character designer, respectively, with Studi...
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Seven Seas Licenses Shotaro Ishinomori's Original Kamen Rider Manga

1971 manga ran alongside 1st series of long-running tokusatsu franchise ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Sunday that it has licensed Shotaro Ishinomori's original Kamen Rider manga. The publisher will release the manga under the title Kamen Rider - The Classic Manga Collection, compiling all four volumes into a single large-trim print hardcover omnibus in December. Seven Seas describes the rel...
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Shinya Komi, HiRock's EX-ARM EXA Manga Ends

Manga's finale marks end of EX-ARM manga franchise ― The March issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump Mucha magazine published the final chapter on Saturday of Shinya Komi and HiRock's EX-ARM EXA manga. The manga's second and final volume will ship on March 18. Komi stated on Twitter on Saturday that the end of the manga marks the end of the EX-ARM manga franchise in general. Komi and HiRock launched the man...
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Bunny Drop's Yumi Unita Ends Para Para Days Manga

Manga about hard-working animator launched in 2014 ― The April issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Spirits magazine published the final chapter on Friday of Yumi Unita's Para Para Days manga. The third and final volume will release in early summer. Unita launched the manga in Monthly Spirits in October 2014. Shogakukan published the second volume in June 2019. The manga follows Yashima, a quiet and indiffe...
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Love Stage!! Manga Gets Thai Live-Action Series

Boys-love manga previously inspired 2014 anime, 2020 Japanese live-action film ― Kadokawa announced on Sunday that Kadokawa Amarin Company Limited, Hub of Harmony Entertainment, and Hollywood Thailand are producing an official Thai live-action series adaptation of Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki's Love Stage!! boys-love manga. The manga revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous e...
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Halca Performs New Ending Theme for Boruto Anime

New theme premieres in April ― This year's 13th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that halca (We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, Kaguya-sama: Love is War) will perform the new ending theme song for the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime. The new theme song will debut in April. The band Ikimono-gakari are performing the current opening theme song "Baku," and four-member rock ...
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion Manga Ends, Spinoff Launches

Takashi Imanishi, Masato Natsumoto's manga adaptation of Stardust Memory OVA launched in 2013 ― The April issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine published the final chapter on Friday of Takashi Imanishi and Masato Natsumoto's Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion manga. The manga's 16th volume will ship on March 26. The magazine also revealed that a new spinoff will launch in the next issue, but gave no...
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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Game App Ported to Nintendo Switch This Year

"Special☆Live Girls Band Party! 2020" concerts rescheduled to June 5-6 ― The live-streamed "BanG Dream! 6th Anniversary Special" announced on Sunday that the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! smartphone game will have a Nintendo Switch version that will launch this year. The special also announced that the "BanG Dream! Special☆Live Girls Band Party! 2020" concerts, which were delayed to prevent the sprea...
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2nd BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia Anime Film Opens on June 25

― The official website for the BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia anime films revealed on Sunday that BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia II: Song I am., the second of two films focused on the "Roselia" in-story band, will open on June 25. BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia I: Yakusoku (Promise), the first film, will open on April 23. The BanG Dream! franchise also has the upcoming BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stag...
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Randy Stradley Retires From Dark Horse Comics After 35 Years

VP of Publishing was also company's 1st editor-in-chief ― The Vice President of Publishing at Dark Horse Comics Randy Stradley retired on Friday. Stradley had been the original editor-in-chief of the company and at the time of his retirement he was Vice President of Publishing. He has retired after 35 years with the publishing company. He was known for editing comic book series such as Concrete, Bori...
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