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Ako and Bambi Volume 1 Manga Review

From one the creators behind Horimiya, an up-and-coming writer meets a ghost haunting his new apartment, but there are still mysteries lingering behind her death. ― You may recognize HERO as one of the creators behind Horimiya, and for some readers, that will be enough to merit picking this up. But Ako and Bambi's first volume stands on its own two feet even without that endorsement, and it is striki...
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Ufouria: The Saga 2 Game Review

Ufouria: The Saga 2 delivers a long-overdue comeback for a cult classic from the NES era, but can it live up to a legacy? Ufouria: The Saga 2 delivers a long-overdue comeback for a cult classic from the NES era, but can it live up to a legacy? The original Ufouria: The Saga was one that got away. Its North American release was canceled back in 1991, and even though the game made it out in Japan an...
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Mario vs Donkey Kong Game Review

The most interesting part of Mario vs Donkey Kong is trying to figure out why Nintendo released this title, in this way, at this time. Mario vs Donkey Kong is fine. I should probably open this review by talking about the mechanics of the game, how much should or should not change in a remake, or if this title is worth its $50 price point; but, several hours after seeing the credits roll, I remain f...
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This Week in Games - How Zygarde Got His Game

Jean-Karlo goes over all the good news from this year's Pokémon Day and worrying developments in the world of emulation. ― Welcome back, folks! It's been a fun week on my end; some good stuff came in the mail (I finally have a nice copy of the Valis collection). I still really want that one LGR physical edition of VA-11 Hall-A; it sure would be nice to find one at not-price-gouge-y prices. I also nee...
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This Week in Anime - Previously On Final Fantasy VII

Before you boot up Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, let's remember Squaresoft's foray into feature films, including Spirits Within and the divisive Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. ― Before you boot up Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, let's remember Squaresoft's foray into feature films, including Spirits Within and the divisive Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed...
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The Klutzy Witch: Fukka and the Witch of Darkness Anime Movie Review

There are some fun moments of slapstick, but the humor fades as the film goes on, and the action is never particularly impressive or memorable. The Klutzy Witch: Fukka and the Witch of Darkness screened at the 2024 New York International Children's Film Festival as a double bill with the short film Magic Candies. Despite the festival's name, many of the anime movies screened there have also held st...
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Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga ‒ Episode 9

Nine-Tailed Fox Spirt worms its way out from between Tamano's legs so it can take hold of Izumos' body.
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Ako and Bambi Volume 1 Manga Review

From one the creators behind Horimiya, an up-and-coming writer meets a ghost haunting his new apartment, but there are still mysteries lingering behind her death. ― You may recognize HERO as one of the creators behind Horimiya, and for some readers, that will be enough to merit picking this up. But Ako and Bambi's first volume stands on its own two feet even without that endorsement, and it is striki...
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The Fire Hunter #18 [rate]
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Meiji Gekken: 1874 #8 [rate]
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A Sign of Affection ‒ Episode 9

I'm pretty sure if he sees Yuki at Itsuomi's apartment wearing his clothes, my dude is going to rupture an organ.
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Banished From The Heroes' Party #9 [rate]
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Mission: Yozakura Family Anime Reveals Ending Theme Artist, New Visual

CHiCO performs ending theme for anime premiering on April 7 ― This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that CHiCO will perform the ending theme song "fam!" for the television anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga. The issue also revealed a new visual. The anime will premiere on April 7 and will air on Sun...
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7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life #9 [rate]
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Fluffy Paradise #10 [rate]
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Oblivion Battery Baseball TV Anime Unveils Theme Song Artists

Rock bands Mrs. Green Apple, Macaroni Enpitsu perform opening, ending songs ― Kadokawa announced the artists behind the theme songs for the television anime of Eko Mikawa's Oblivion Battery (Bōkyaku Battery) baseball manga on Sunday. The rock band Mrs. Green Apple performs the opening theme song "Lilac," while the rock band Macaroni Enpitsu performs the ending theme song "Wasurena Uta." The baseball ...
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Where Does the Doomsday Train Go? Anime Unveils Ad, Manga Adaptation, April 1 Debut

Latest anime from Girls und Panzer, Shirobako director Tsutomu Mizushima ― The advance screening for Girls und Panzer and Shirobako director Tsutomu Mizushima's original anime Where Does the Doomsday Train Go? (Shūmatsu Train Doko e Iku?) debuted a new commercial on Sunday. The commercial announces that the anime will premiere on April 1. The staff also announced that Torimura will start serializing ...
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The Witch and the Beast ‒ Episode 7

Despite her goofiness, she takes her duty as ward of the sword seriously.

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The Idolm@ster Shiny Colors Anime Gets 2nd Season

New season premieres on TV in fall after screening as 3 films in theaters starting on July 5 ― "THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS 6th LIVE TOUR Come and Unite! Brilliant Bloom" concert announced on Sunday that The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors anime will get a second season. The new 12-episode season will premiere on television in fall, after screening in cinemas starting on July 5. Before the television premier...
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A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics Anime's Main Promo Video Unveils More Cast, Theme Songs, April 4 Debut

Yōji Ueda, Shinnosuke Tachibana, Kōsuke Toriumi join cast ― The official website for the television anime of writer Yomi Hirasaka and illustrator Kantoku's Henjin no Salad Bowl (A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics) light novel series started streaming the anime's main promotional video on Sunday. The video reveals more cast members, theme songs and artists, and April 4 premiere for the anime. The video previe...
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Gods' Games We Play Anime Unveils Key Visual, More Cast, April 1 Premiere

Kent Itō, Miku Itō join cast ― Kadokawa revealed the key visual, two more cast members, and April 1 debut for the television anime of Kei Sazane's Kami wa Game ni Ueteiru (Gods' Games We Play) light novel series on Sunday. The newly announced cast are (character names are not confirmed): Kent Itō as Darks Miku Itō as Kerlich The anime will premiere on April 1 on the AT-X channel at 9:30 p.m. JST, and...
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Chibi Maruko-chan #1426 [rate]
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Shangri-La Frontier #21 [rate]
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Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc #22 [rate]
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Ninja Kamui #4 [rate]
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Panda Taisō Picture Books Get 3D Web Anime Shorts

First episode titled "Banana" launched on Saturday ― Satoshi Iriyama's Panda Taisō (Panda Gymnastics) picture books are being adapted into a 3D CG animation series titled Panda Narikiri Taisō (a mixing of the words "Panda Narikiritai" or "I Want to Completely Become a Panda" and "Panda Taisō" or "Panda Gymnastics"), with the first episode released on Saturday on YouTube. The first episode titled "Ban...

Anime Producer Kouichirou Itou Faces New Accusations of Obscene Acts With a Minor for Money

Itou was previously arrested for a separate charge for allegedly soliciting nude photos from a minor ― The below article contains references to child sexual assault. 52-year-old anime producer Kouichirou Itou, who was arrested in late February for allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old high school girl for nude photos, faces new accusations from Wakayama Prefectural Police. The authorities charged Itou o...
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The Idolm@ster Shiny Colors TV Anime Premieres April 5

Anime screened in theaters as anime films between October to January The Idolm@ster Shiny Colors anime announced on Saturday the television premiere will be on April 5 with a new trailer. Before the television premiere, the 12-episode anime screened in theaters as three films. The first film ran in Japan from October 27 through November 16, and earned 40,284,350 yen (about US$268,100) in its openin...
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NHK Airs Gosho Aoyama Documentary on April 28

Professional Shigoto no Ryūgi Mangaka Gosho Aoyama SP ― Gosho Aoyama is the newest subject of NHK's Professional Shigoto no Ryūgi (style of professional work) documentary series. The episode will go behind-the-scenes with the manga artist and airs on NHK BS Premium 4K on April 28, as well as NHK General on May 2. The 72-minute episode follows Aoyama over the course of seven months from May 2023 and f...
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Cat Planet Cuties Light Novel Author Launches New Manga

Series features Japanese company iLand's mascot Aira ― Kadokawa announced on Tuesday that Asobi ni iku yo! light novel creator Okina Kamino and artist Yomiya Ririura have launched a new manga titled Demon Girls Guardians on the Newtype Comic website featuring the mascot character Aira of Japanese company iLand. The story follows an ordinary girl who is orphaned after the death of her parents, and the...
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One Piece #1096 [rate]
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Wonderful Precure! #5 [rate]
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KessCo to Release One Piece, Digimon Tabletop Games

― Los Angeles-based game company KessCo announced on Thursday that it has entered into a licensing deal with Toei Animation on the 25th anniversary of the One Piece and Digimon franchises. The company will release tabletop games based on both franchises as well as a collection of "outdoor spring/summer toys" between 2024 and 2025. The Egg Head Arc of the One Piece anime debuted on January 7. The new...
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Fate/Grand Order -Epic of Remnant- Ashu Tokuiten IV Kinki Kōrin Teien Salem: Itan Naru Salem Manga Starts Final Arc

Aoi Ohmori launched series based on game in January 2019 ― The April issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine published the 58th chapter of Aoi Ohmori's Fate/Grand Order -Epic of Remnant- Ashu Tokuiten IV Kinki Kōrin Teien Salem: Itan Naru Salem (Fate/Grand Order -Epic of Remnant- Subspecies Singularity IV: Taboo Advent Salem: Salem of Heresy) manga on Tuesday, which signals the start of the ...
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Brave Bang Bravern! ‒ Episode 8

What if you had to make love to a giant sentient robot villainess to save your friends?
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Ufouria: The Saga 2 Game Review

Ufouria: The Saga 2 delivers a long-overdue comeback for a cult classic from the NES era, but can it live up to a legacy? Ufouria: The Saga 2 delivers a long-overdue comeback for a cult classic from the NES era, but can it live up to a legacy? The original Ufouria: The Saga was one that got away. Its North American release was canceled back in 1991, and even though the game made it out in Japan an...
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Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory's Ikumi Hino Launches New Manga

Manga launching on March 27 adapts Yukito Mukaihara's story ― The April issue of Kadokawa's Comic Rex magazine revealed on Tuesday that Ikumi Hino will launch a manga adaptation of Yukito Mukaihara's Kabeyaku nado Fuyō to Tsuihō Sareta S-kyū Bōkensha, Dorei Kaihō Skill o Kushi Shite Shijō Saikyō no Kunizukuri (An S-Rank Adventurer Tank is Kicked from the Party and Uses His Slave Release Skill to Buil...
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 9

He doesn't place importance in weaponry, he places it in cookware.
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Kingdom #8 [rate]
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The Strongest Tank's Labyrinth Raids #9 [rate]
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The Apothecary Diaries #21 [rate]
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Yagyu's Shinzo Tomi Launches New Manga

Manga based on short story by Shigurui's Norio Nanjo launches on March 27 ― The April issue of Bungeishunju's Comic Ran magazine revealed on Tuesday that Shinzo Tomi will launch a new manga titled Rendai o Katsugu Kenshi (A Palanquin-Carrying Swordsman) in the magazine's next issue on March 27. Late writer Norio Nanjo is credited for the original work. The short story "Rendai o Katsugu Kenshi" appear...
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Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga #9 [rate]
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The Dangers in My Heart #21 [rate]
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Undead Unluck ‒ Episode 21

Hundreds of years ago, Andy (who didn't even go by “Andy”, then) ran with a gang of vigilantes across the United States as they tried to clean up the chaos left behind in the wake of the Civil War.
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Solo Leveling #8 [rate]
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Mashle: Magic and Muscles #20 [rate]
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Bucchigiri?! #7 [rate]
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, February 19-25

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc compilation airing earns 7.2% ― The 2022 anime film Zannen na Ikimono Jiten aired on NHK Educational on Saturday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m. and it earned a 0.6% rating. The Shimajirō no Wow! Film Special aired on TV Tokyo on Friday, February 23 at 12:00 p.m. and it earned a 0.4% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating S...
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Ragna Crimson #20 [rate]
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Chained Soldier ‒ Episode 9

Yuuki's reunion with his long-lost sister is going to test his bond with his Master back in the 7th Squadron.
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A Sign of Affection #9 [rate]
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, February 19-25

Crayon Shin-chan: Sumi no Machi no Shiro debuts at #2 ― Japan's Game Ranking: February 19-25 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwMario Vs. Donkey Kong Nintendo February 16 27,113 89,043 2NSwCrayon Shin-chan: Sumi no Machi no Shiro Neos February 22 21,593 21,593 3NSwRetro Game Challenge 1+2 Replay Bandai Namco Entertainment February 22 13,686 13,686 4NSwSuper Mario ...
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Tales of Wedding Rings #9 [rate]
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Metallic Rouge ‒ Episode 8

Metallic Rouge spends most of this episode teetering into stupidity.
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Oscar-Winning Parasite Film's Director Bong Joon-Ho Plans Animated Project in Japan

Director reveals plans at Crunchyroll Anime Awards in Tokyo ― Bong Joon-Ho, the Oscar-winning director and co-writer of the film Parasite, revealed during the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2024 ceremony on Saturday that he is planning an animation project in Japan. Before presenting the Best Director Award to Shota Goshozono (Jujutsu Kaisen season 2), the South Korean filmmaker reported that he had spent...

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All the Winners of the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2024

Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 takes home top honor, while Suzume wins Best Film & Chainsaw Man, Demon Slayer's Swordsmith Village Arc win multiple awards ― The Crunchyroll Anime Awards ceremony streamed worldwide on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. JST (4:00 a.m. EST) on the company's YouTube and Twitch channels. Celebrity guests from across the world walked the Orange Carpet and shared their love for anime, presenti...
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Case Closed #1115 [rate]
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Mahō Tsukai no Yakusoku - Promise of Wizard Game Gets Manga Adaptation

Shibatarō Nakamura launches series in June issue ― The April issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on Wednesday the Mahōtsukai no Yakusoku - Promise of Wizard game is getting a manga adaptation by Shibatarō Nakamura in the June issue. Ichijinsha will publish the prologue in the May issue. Coly and Bunta Tsushimi are credited with the original story and scenario, while Dangmill is cr...
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Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange #20 [rate]
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Kumarba Kids' Anime Premieres on April 6

― The staff of the television anime based on the Kumarba animation YouTube channel for kids revealed on Saturday that the anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and other channels on April 6. The anime will air within the eeny meeny miney mo program that airs on Saturdays starting at 7:00 a.m. The cast from the YouTube channel will reprise their roles in the anime, including Fairouz Ai as Kumarba, Mai Satō...
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Shueisha's Young Jump Launches Shueisha Seinen Manga Newcomer Award with 45 Themes

New award celebrates 45th anniversary of Weekly Young Jump ― Shueisha announced on Thursday the Shueisha Seinen Newcomer Manga Award to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Weekly Young Jump magazine. The contest is based on the 100 Million Yen 40 Manga Award, which the company ran in 2019 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the magazine. The contest will have 45 different themes for artists to par...
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Shadowverse Flame Anime's New Arc Reveals Theme Songs, April 13 Debut in New Video

Nano, LIL LEAGUE perform theme songs for new "Ark" arc ― The official website for the Shadowverse Flame anime revealed on Saturday that the anime will start its seventh cours (quarter of a year) on April 13. The "Ark" arc (the new arc could also be spelled "arc" or "arch," the official romanization is not available yet) will air on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. The website is ...
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Game Drives to Dream with Porsche in Short Film Collaboration

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth game launched on Thursday ― "Driven by dreams. However amazing the dream is, if it remains a fantasy, it's meaningless." This quote adorns the beginning of the latest video for Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second game in Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake project. In what Square Enix describes as a "short film," creative director Tetsuya Nomura, producer ...

Crunchyroll States 'No Announcements About Price Change' Except for Funimation Legacy Subscribers

Some customers have price increase if switching from Funimation legacy subscription following its closure ― Amidst rumors of a Crunchyroll price change for subscribers, Crunchyroll told ANN on Thursday that it had "no announcements about a price change at this time." The company clarified that some people will experience price changes if they were switching from a Funimation-only subscription to Crun...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Game's PS5, Xbox Series X|S Versions Launch on May 24

Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Friday that it will release the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on May 24. The game will get a PS5 release in Japan on May 23. PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players will be able to upgrade their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games, respectively, and transfer saved data. The company released Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for PlaySt...
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Snack Basue #8 [rate]
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth Game Series' Switch Versions Head West in 2024

Games launch on Switch in Japan on May 23 ― Idea Factory International announced on Friday that it will release the Nintendo Switch versions of Compile Heart's Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth game series digitally in North America and Europe in 2024. The games are Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Gener...
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The Demon Prince of Momochi House #9 [rate]
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Bartender Glass of God TV Anime Casts Naoya Uchida

Visual unveiled of Uchida's character Ryūchi Kuzuhara a.k.a. "Mr. Perfect" ― The official website for Bartender Glass of God (Bartender: Kami no Glass), the new television anime adaptation of writer Araki Joh and illustrator Kenji Nagatomo's Bartender manga announced on Friday that Naoya Uchida will play Ryūchi Kuzuhara, also known as "Mr. Perfect" and the bartender of "K" at Hotel Diamond Star. The ...
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Mario vs Donkey Kong Game Review

The most interesting part of Mario vs Donkey Kong is trying to figure out why Nintendo released this title, in this way, at this time. Mario vs Donkey Kong is fine. I should probably open this review by talking about the mechanics of the game, how much should or should not change in a remake, or if this title is worth its $50 price point; but, several hours after seeing the credits roll, I remain f...
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The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic #9 [rate]
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Duel Masters LOST Manga Gets TV Anime in Fall

Trailer reveals returning cast from Duel Masters Win anime ― Shigenobu Matsumoto and Yō Kanebayashi's Duel Masters LOST Tsuioku no Suishō (Duel Masters LOST: Crystal of Remembrance) manga, part of the Duel Masters LOST project, is getting a television anime by J.C. Staff this fall. An official website opened on Friday, and it unveiled a trailer, visual, and returning cast from the Duel Masters Win an...
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End #25 [rate]
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The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash #8 [rate]
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This Week in Games - How Zygarde Got His Game

Jean-Karlo goes over all the good news from this year's Pokémon Day and worrying developments in the world of emulation. ― Welcome back, folks! It's been a fun week on my end; some good stuff came in the mail (I finally have a nice copy of the Valis collection). I still really want that one LGR physical edition of VA-11 Hall-A; it sure would be nice to find one at not-price-gouge-y prices. I also nee...
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The Unwanted Undead Adventurer #9 [rate]
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Sasaki and Peeps #9 [rate]

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Tokyo Revengers Last Mission Game Delayed Again to General 2024 Release

Game based on Ken Wakui's manga was previously slated for February 2024 release ― JVC Kenwood and Victor Entertainment announced on Twitter on Thursday that the Tokyo Revengers Last Mission game for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and on PC via DMM Games is delayed to an as of yet unspecified date in 2024. The game was originally slated to launch in winter 2023 and later...
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Undead Unluck #21 [rate]
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Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō Anime Gets New Series on April 5

New visual revealed ― The official website for the television anime based on author Reiko Hiroshima and illustrator jyajya's children's novel series Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō revealed on Friday that the anime will get a new series that will premiere on April 5. The episode airing on April 5 will be the overall 117th episode for the anime. The staff revealed a new visual for the anime. The televisio...
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Bandai Namco Filmworks Makes Anime Studio 8-Bit Into Wholly Owned Subsidiary

2 companies had announced business partnership in June 2020 ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced on Friday that it will make anime studio 8-Bit into a wholly owned subsidiary as of April 1. The management structure at 8-Bit will remain unchanged. 8-Bit was founded in September 2008 and has its main studio in Tokyo. The studio has produced such anime as: Infinite Stratos, That Time I Got Reincarnated as...
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Netflix Reveals Ultraman: Rising CG Animated Film's June 14 Premiere Date, Key Art

Film features "a mix of Japanese and western" cast including Christopher Sean, Gedde Watanabe, Tamlyn Tomita, Keone Young, Julia Harriman ― Netflix revealed on Thursday that Ultraman: Rising, it and Tsuburaya Productions' upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film, will premiere on June 14. The company revealed the key art for the film. Shannon Tindle (animator for Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings)...
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Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru TV Anime's Main Promo Video Reveals Theme Songs, April 7 Debut

More cast, more staff, new visual also revealed ― Kadokawa started streaming a main promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Kagiri Araido's Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru (Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again) manga on Friday. The show's staff also revealed a new key visual, the show's April 7 premiere, the opening and ending theme song information, and more cast and staff. The below video ...
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A Condition Called Love Anime Reveals 2 More Cast Members, April 4 Debut

Sayumi Suzushiro, Kazuyuki Okitsu join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Megumi Morino's A Condition Called Love (Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai) manga revealed two more cast members for the show on Friday. The new cast members include: Sayumi Suzushiro as Satomi Satomura Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yukihiro Kuroe The anime will premiere on April 4 on TBS' 28 affiliate channels at 11:56 p.m...
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KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world! 3 Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Theme Songs, April 10 Premiere

Machico performs opening theme, 3 cast members perform ending theme ― Kadokawa revealed the second promotional video on Friday for KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world! 3, the third television season of the main KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! anime. The video reveals the show will premiere on April 10. The video also reveals that Machico is performing the opening the...
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Chillin' in Another World With Level 2 Super Cheat Powers Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals More Cast

Shizuka Itō, Yui Horie, Tomoaki Maeno, more join cast for anime premiering on April 8 ― The official website for the television anime of Miya Kinojo's Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers (Lv2 kara Cheat datta Moto Yūsha Kōho no Mattari Isekai Life) light novel series began streaming the show's third promotional video on Friday. The staff also revealed more cast members and the s...
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VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream Anime Reveals More Cast, Promo Video

Series premieres in July ― Kadokawa revealed on Friday that the television anime adaptation of Nana Nanato's VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream light novel series will premiere in July. The anime's staff also revealed the show's first promotional video, and more cast members. The two new cast members include: Sumire Morohoshi as Shion Kaminari Ayaka Ōhashi as Nekom...
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The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases Anime Reveals New Visual, April 1 Debut

Studio DEEN, Marvy Jack produce series starring Shōta Aoi ― The staff for the television anime of Shin Kouduki's The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases (Dekisokonai to Yobareta Moto Eiyū wa, Jikka Kara Tsuihōsareta node Suki Katte ni Ikiru Koto ni Shita) heroic fantasy light novel series revealed a new visual on Friday. The staff also revealed the show's April 1 debut. The series will debut on ...

Yuu Tanaka's Reincarnated as a Sword Webnovel Ends

Series launched in September 2015 ― The Shōsetsuka ni Narō website published the final chapter of Yuu Tanaka's Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita) webnovel on Thursday. Tanaka launched the novels on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in September 2015, and Gentosha began publishing the series with illustrations by LLO in July 2016. The 17th volume will release in Japan on March 29. Tomow...
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2024 Doraemon Film's Trailer Highlights Vaundy's Theme Song

Vaundy performs theme song "Time Paradox" for film opening today ― The official website for the 2024 Doraemon film Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Chikyū Symphony (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Earth Symphony) began streaming a special promotional video on Thursday. The video highlights scenes of musical performance in the film, while featuring a longer version of the film's theme song "Time Paradox" by Vaun...
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Casts Sayaka Senbongi as Konomi

Anime premieres on April 13 ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga revealed on Thursday that Sayaka Senbongi is joining the anime's cast as the character Konomi Okonogi. The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on April 13. Crunchyroll will stream the anime as it airs, and it will also stream an English dub. The anime will also stream on X/Twitter worldwide in ...
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New Zegapain Anime Sequel Is Summer Film Titled Zegapain STA

Kengo Kawanishi plays new character Hal Velt; Masami Shimoda returns as director at Sunrise ― The official website for Sunrise/Bandai Namco Filmworks' Zegapain mecha anime franchise announced on Friday that the new sequel anime installment for the franchise will be a film titled Zegapain STA (Zegapain Statement Alpha) that will open in Japan this summer. Sunrise posted the film's trailer, cast, and s...
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Dungeon People Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, July Premiere

Sayaka Senbongi, Sayumi Suzushiro star in anime by Sayaka Yamai, OLM ― The official website for the television anime of Sui Hutami's fourth Dungeon People (Dungeon no Naka no Hito) manga revealed the anime's cast, staff, July premiere date, and teaser visual on Friday. The anime's cast includes: Sayaka Senbongi as Clay Sayumi Suzushiro as Belle Sayaka Yamai (Fantasy Bishōjo Juniku Ojisan to) is direc...

'Tsuma, Shōgakusei ni Naru.' Anime Reveals Staff, 2024 TV Debut

Yu Yu Hakusho's Noriyuki Abe directs anime at St.Signpost ― The official website for the anime of Yayū Murata's Tsuma, Shōgakusei ni Naru. (If my wife [became] an elementary school student.) manga revealed the anime's teaser visual, stafff, and 2024 television premiere on Friday. Noriyuki Abe (Yu Yu Hakusho, Bleach, Flame of Recca) is directing the anime at St.Signpost. Sawako Hirabayashi (Wolf Girl ...
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Jirō Sugiura's My Wife Has No Emotion Manga Gets TV Anime

Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Konomi Inagaki voice Takuma, Mina in July anime ― Kadokawa and Wright Film announced on Friday that Jirō Sugiura's My Wife Has No Emotion (Boku no Tsuma wa Kanjō ga nai) manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere in July on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS Asahi. Sugiura drew the below image to celebrate the anime's announcement. Toshiyuki Toyonaga voices Takuma (lef...
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2024 Anpanman Film's Trailer Reveals 2 Cast Members

Actress Aya Ueto, comedian Takashi Okamura join June 28 film ― The official Twitter account for Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman to Ehon no Lulun, the 35th film in the Anpanman franchise, unveiled a new poster visual and trailer on Friday. The trailer reveals two cast members for the film. \📖予告映像が解禁📖/〈絵本の世界〉を舞台に森の妖精 #ルルン と大冒険へ🎵ルルンの森を守るため#ばいきんまん が呼んだのは #アンパンマン !?アンパンマンとばいきんまんが力を合わせて大活躍✨みんなで一緒に〈絵本の世界〉を大冒険し...
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Mayu Murata's Honey Lemon Soda Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation

Hiroshi Nishikiori directs anime at J.C.STAFF ― Wright Film announced on Friday that Mayu Murata's Honey Lemon Soda manga will get a television anime adaptation, and revealed a teaser visual. Murata also drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement: Hiroshi Nishikiori (A Certain Magical Index, IDOLiSH7 the Movie LIVE 4bit BEYOND THE PERiOD) is directing the anime at J.C.STAFF. Akiko Waba (Blu...
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Live-Action Show of Osamu Tezuka's The Shinsen-gumi Manga Reveals Leads, April 23 Debut

Kamen Rider Revice's Kentarō Maeda, Tomoya Oku star ― The official website for Kimi to Yukite Saku ~ Shinsen-gumi Seishun Roku~ (With You I Bloom ~The Shinsen-gumi Youth Chronicle~), the live-action series of Osamu Tezuka's The Shinsen-gumi manga, revealed its two lead cast members and its April 23 premiere on Friday. Kentarō Maeda (Kamen Rider Revice, left in image below) plays Daisaku Kamagiri, whi...
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Sengoku Youko ‒ Episode 8

With last week's sudden loss, it would only be natural for some or all of our party to want to repay their enemies, but there's a lot more nuance than simple bloodlust.
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 25-March 2

I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills, Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army anime; The Blue Wolves of Mibu, A Kingdom of Quartz manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 February 27 Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure SDB...
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Gushing Over Magical Girls ‒ Episode 9

Even some standby gags like Sayo's struggles with her emergent masochism feel a bit funnier and more clever with their setup now.
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Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2 Game's Trailer Reveals September 26 Launch in West

Game launches in Japan on May 23 ― D3Publisher Inc. announced on Thursday in a trailer that it will release Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2, a sequel to the Earth Defense Force: World Brothers spinoff game in the West on September 26 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The game will launch in Japan on May 23. The game is getting a deluxe edition. There are differences in pric...
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This Week in Anime - Previously On Final Fantasy VII

Before you boot up Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, let's remember Squaresoft's foray into feature films, including Spirits Within and the divisive Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. ― Before you boot up Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, let's remember Squaresoft's foray into feature films, including Spirits Within and the divisive Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed...
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Tokyopop Licenses A Smart and Courageous Child, Watch Dogs Tokyo, A Beast's Love Is Like the Moon, More Manga

Also: The Man Who Shattered My World, The Genius Puppeteer Loves the Holy Knight Fiercely ― Tokyopop revealed on Monday that it has licensed the following manga: Title: A Smart and Courageous Child (Kashikokute Yūki Aru Kodomo) Creator: Miki Yamamoto Release: June 18 Summary: Every young couple has high hopes for their unborn child, and Sara and Kouta Takano are no different. But only days away from ...
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Bang Brave Bang Bravern #8 [rate]
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Crunchyroll to Stream A Condition Called Love, KonoSuba 3, Kuramerukagari, Kurayukaba Anime

A Condition Called Love, KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world! 3 debut in April ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the A Condition Called Love and KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world! 3 anime for the spring 2024 season. The company will also stream Shigeyoshi Tsukahara and Twiflo's original full-length anime film project Kurayukaba and brand-new spinoff...
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The Klutzy Witch: Fukka and the Witch of Darkness Anime Movie Review

There are some fun moments of slapstick, but the humor fades as the film goes on, and the action is never particularly impressive or memorable. The Klutzy Witch: Fukka and the Witch of Darkness screened at the 2024 New York International Children's Film Festival as a double bill with the short film Magic Candies. Despite the festival's name, many of the anime movies screened there have also held st...
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Brave Bang Bravern! Original TV Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

Series casts Atsuko Tanaka as Kunus, Hikaru Midorikawa as Vanitas, Chafūrin as Pessimism ― The official website for Cygames, Cygames Pictures, and Masami Obari's Brave Bang Bravern! (Yūki Bakuhatsu Bang Bravern) original television anime revealed on Thursday three more cast members who appear in the eighth episode: Atsuko Tanaka as Kunus Hikaru Midorikawa as Vanitas Chafūrin as Pessimism The website ...
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Delusional Monthly Magazine #8 [rate]
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My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered #9 [rate]
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Nina the Starry Bride Anime's Teaser Trailer Reveals Main Staff, October Premiere

Kenichiro Komaya directs series at Signal.MD ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Rikachi's Nina the Starry Bride (Hoshifuru Ōkoku no Nina) manga began streaming on Friday a teaser promotional video, and it reveals the main staff and October premiere: Kenichiro Komaya (Kizuna no Allele) is directing the series at Signal.MD. Yuka Yamada (Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence) is i...
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Exclusive: Titan Manga to Release Working for God in a Godless World Manga in English

Aoi Akashiro, Sonshō Hangetsuban's manga's 8th compiled book volume launched in Japan on December 27 ― Titan Comics' Titan Manga imprint announced on Thursday that it will release Aoi Akashiro and Sonshō Hangetsuban's Working for God in a Godless World (Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudō) manga in English on October 29. The first volume of the manga is now available on pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & N...

One-Punch Man Season 3 Anime's Trailer Reveals Staff, Cast

J.C. Staff returns to animate 3rd season ― The official Twitter account for the anime of ONE and Yūsuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga revealed on Friday a new trailer, staff, and returning cast for the third season. The video features Saitama voiced again by Makoto Furukawa and Garou again played by Hikaru Midorikawa. Daisuke Namikawa, who plays Dr. Genus, narrates the trailer. J.C. Staff is returning...
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Chained Soldier #9 [rate]
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Atlus, Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord Game Gives Combat Tips in New Trailer

Tactical fantasy RPG launches for Switch, PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X|S on March 8 ― The official Atlus West YouTube channel streamed a new trailer for Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord game on Wednesday showcasing the game's battlegrounds, battle system, as well as preparations the player can make before engaging in combat. The game's digital "Monarch Edition" includes a 132-page digital artbook, and a digi...
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