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Spriggan Then vs Spriggan Now

Despite being based on the same story, these anime offer very distinct experiences. But for those unfamiliar with any version of Spriggan, what exactly is it? ― Most manga are lucky to get an anime adaptation, but very occasionally they'll get a second one too. Sometimes these adaptations occur years or even decades apart so it's always interesting to see how the same story gets rendered by both dif...
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The Deer King

Screening in U.S. theaters this month, director Ando shows his talent in creating emotional impact through subtle character animation, even within a dense story. ― Aptly timed, The Deer King's story around a mysterious infectious disease conjures up ideas of a found family and the uncomfortable debate between science and faith. Studio Ghibli alumni Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji have impressive res...
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This Week in Games - One More Direct for the Road

Heidi takes on one last Nintendo Direct before her incoming departure from the column. ― It's that time again! No, I'm not talking about Summer Games Done Quick... but you should still be watching (and donating) to that anyway. Yes, my friends, it's Nintendo Direct time again! My wish to discuss at least one more Nintendo Direct before I depart has been granted, and I am ever so thankful. A Mini Dire...
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Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

A shrine maiden and a tanuki take on monster hordes in this extensive remake of a classic Super NES shooter! Do Pocky and Rocky still have the magic? ― You don't need to know anything about Pocky or Rocky to enjoy their latest game, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined. You don't need to know how their series began with the Taito arcade game Kiki Kaikai or how it reached its greatest international popularity when...
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ESTAB LIFE: Great Escape

Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this anime isn't proud to get weird and stupid whenever it gets the chance. ― Estab-Life: Great Escape is an especially bizarre anime, and not just for the reasons you're probably already expecting. Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this...
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Love All Play Episodes 1-13

Love All Play is the sort of show that's good enough to keep watching even as it doesn't blow you out of the water. ― If there's one thing Love All Play unquestionably has going for it, it's the facial expressions. That perhaps sounds like an odd thing to praise in a sports show, but it truly is one of the standout features of both art and animation; each fleeting emotion that the characters feel can...
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Spriggan Then vs Spriggan Now

Despite being based on the same story, these anime offer very distinct experiences. But for those unfamiliar with any version of Spriggan, what exactly is it? ― Most manga are lucky to get an anime adaptation, but very occasionally they'll get a second one too. Sometimes these adaptations occur years or even decades apart so it's always interesting to see how the same story gets rendered by both dif...
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The Deer King

Screening in U.S. theaters this month, director Ando shows his talent in creating emotional impact through subtle character animation, even within a dense story. ― Aptly timed, The Deer King's story around a mysterious infectious disease conjures up ideas of a found family and the uncomfortable debate between science and faith. Studio Ghibli alumni Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji have impressive res...
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Megaton Musashi Anime's 2nd Season Unveils Promo Video, Opening Theme, October 7 Premiere

Special Edition of 1st season airs on July 8 ― The official website for Level 5's Megaton-kyū Musashi multimedia project revealed a teaser promotional video and October 7 premiere for the second season of the project's television anime. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Eiyū no Uta" (Hero's Song) by Kodai Matsūra. The website also streamed a promotional video for the Spec...

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'Goodbye, Don Glees!' Anime Film Screens in N. American Theaters in September

Film screens on September 16 with previews on September 14-15 ― GKIDS announced on Friday that it will begin screening Atsuko Ishizuka and Madhouse's Goodbye, Don Glees original anime film in North American theaters on September 16, with fan preview screenings on September 14 for the English-subtitled version and September 15 for the English-dubbed version. Tickets go on sale on August 5. The company...
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Extreme Hearts Anime Casts Kana Ichinose, Asami Seto; Reveals New Key Visual

Kana Ichinose plays Snow Wolf member Michelle Jaeger, Asami Seto plays Ashley Vancroft in anime premiering on July 9 ― The official website for Extreme Hearts, the new project from writer Masaki Tsuzuki, revealed on Friday that the show has cast Kana Ichinose and Asami Seto. The website also revealed a new key visual for the anime. Kana Ichinose will play Michelle Jaeger Asami Seto will play Ashley V...
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Fuuto PI Anime's New Promo Video Previews Theme Song

Anime premieres on August 1 with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official Twitter account for FUUTO PI, the television anime of the Fūto Tantei manga, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the theme song "Tsumi to Batsu to Angura." 🟢🟢🟢アニメ #風都探偵主題歌入り予告PV解禁❗️🟣🟣🟣主題歌「罪と罰とアングラ」作曲・プロデュース: #吉川晃司作詞・ボーカル: #松岡充🔽詳しくはこちらhttps://t.co/zJ5aARLUd8#FUUTOPI pic.twitter.com/rG6...
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This Week in Games - One More Direct for the Road

Heidi takes on one last Nintendo Direct before her incoming departure from the column. ― It's that time again! No, I'm not talking about Summer Games Done Quick... but you should still be watching (and donating) to that anyway. Yes, my friends, it's Nintendo Direct time again! My wish to discuss at least one more Nintendo Direct before I depart has been granted, and I am ever so thankful. A Mini Dire...
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Lycoris Recoil Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Opening, Ending Themes

Anime debuts on July 2 ― The official website for director Shingo Adachi's original television anime Lycoris Recoil posted the second promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the opening and ending theme songs. ClariS is performing the opening theme song "ALIVE" and Sayuri is performing the ending theme song "Hana no Tō" (Flower Tower). The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX, To...
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New Tomodachi Game Live-Action TV Show Adds 5 Cast Members

Sayu Kubota, Mayū Yokota, Tetta Sugimoto, Yuki Katayama, Lisa Naitō join cast ― The staff for Tomodachi Game R4, a new live-action television drama based on Yuki Sato's Tomodachi Game (Friends Games) manga, revealed new cast members for the show on Friday. Sayu Kubota (upper left in image above) plays Shiho Sawaragi, the class vice president. Mayū Yokota (upper right) plays Yutori Kokorogi, a girl wh...
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Legendary Entertainment's Live-Action Godzilla Series Adds 5 Cast Members

Apply TV+ series expands Godzilla vs. Kong's Monsterverse ― Entertainment news source Variety reported on Thursday that Anna Sawai, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski have joined the cast of Legendary Entertainment's planned new series featuring "Godzilla and the Titans" for the Apple TV+ streaming service. Sawai will play Cate, "a former schoolteacher and a G-Day survivor." ...
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Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World TV Anime's BD/DVD Boxes to Include Original Video Anime

1st of 2 6-episode boxes also has limited edition with 1/7-scale Roxanne figure ― The Kadokawa Store and other retail sites reported on Wednesday that the Blu-ray Disc and DVD boxes for the television anime of Shachi Sogano's Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World (Isekai Meikyū de Harem o) light novel series will include original video anime (OVA) as bonus extras. The first box will ship on Novembe...
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Gundam Paper Puzzles Assemble Iconic Mobile Suits With Over 300 Pieces

Here's a new way to build the flagship mechs from Mobile Suit Gundam, Char's Counterattack & SEED Destiny ― A new line of paper puzzle kits comprising of hundreds of parts each allow Gundam fans to painstakingly assemble iconic Mobile Suits from the franchise's history. The Paper Art si-gu-mi PRO puzzles comprise of finely detailed paper pieces, created with laser cutting and around one millimeter th...
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Live-Action 'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die' TV Drama Debuts in October

Sayuri Matsumura plays main character Eripiyo ― The live-action adaptation of If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die (Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara Shinu) manga will be a television drama that will debut on ABC TV and TV Asahi in October. Sayuri Matsumura (pictured below) will play the main character Eripiyo. Kentaro Otani (live-action Black Butler, Nana), Hitomi Kitagawa, and Aki...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 26-July 2

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, Kekkaishi anime; Wandance, Outbride Beauty and the Beasts manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger BDPlease Discotek Media US$49.95 June 28 Kekkaishi BDCite Discotek Media US$79.95 June 28 Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 June 28 Place to Place BDPlease...
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Sammy Establishes NFT Service Company with Kadokawa, Good Smile, USP

Sammy holds 68% of capital; Kadokawa, Good Smile, USP hold 10% each ― Entertainment company Sammy Corporation announced on Monday that it is establishing the "O-DEN" NFT (non-fungible token) service with joint investments from Kadokawa, Good Smile Company, and Ultra Super Pictures (USP). Sammy will hold 68% of the 250 million yen (approximately US$1.8 million) capital, while Kadokawa, Good Smile Comp...
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Komi Can't Communicate Season 2 ‒ Episode 22

I just find it a little bit weird that no girls in the class gave anything to Tadano at all even when he has established friendships. None of this was helped by the fact that this was probably the ugliest episode of the show so far.
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Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story- ‒ SEASON FINALE

There's no heart-racing cliffhanger or explosive developments to whet our appetite for part two—unless, of course, you count Aoi and Eve flirting harder than ever before.
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Yuri Lowenthal Teases Charity Hip-hop Album With Naruto English Dub Cast Members

New cast members to be announced every week leading up to August 19 release ― Voice actor Yuri Lowenthal teased on Twitter on Tuesday that he and other members of the Naruto English dub cast will be participating in a hip-hop album. The record, titled "FIRE STYLE," will release on August 19. Lowenthal posted a preview of his performance, embedded below: So we know you didn't ask for it, but we couldn...
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The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

This episode didn't feel like the end of a season, it felt like an assortment of extra scenes that the creative team didn't know what to do with.
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Crunchyroll to Stream To Your Eternity Anime's Season 2 in Fall

Kiyoko Sayama directs 2nd season at Drive ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the second season of the television anime of Yoshitoki Oima's To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e) manga this fall worldwide except Asia. The second season will premiere this fall. Kiyoko Sayama (Vampire Knight, Prétear, Amanchu! Advance) is the new director for the anime, replacing Masahiko Murata. Dri...
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Sakuretsu! Amabie-Hime. Anime Shorts Premiere on July 2

Yūko Shirahama, Kaori Shimizu star in 5-minute shorts about amabie in modern era ― The Sakuretsu! Amabie-Hime. (Explosion! Princess Amabie.) anime about an amabie yokai princess in the modern Reiwa era will premiere on TV Saitama on July 2. The anime will air as 5-minute shorts. Yūko Shirahama as Amabie-Hime (pictured above on right), and Kaori Shimizu will play Shū (pictured above on left), Amabie's...
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Voice Actors Yuuki Kaji, Ayana Taketatsu Are Expecting Their 1st Child

Voices of Attack on Titan's Eren, K-ON's Azusa married in 2019 ― Voice actor couple Yuuki Kaji and Ayana Taketatsu announced on Thursday through their respective Twitter accounts that they are currently expecting their first child. They revealed that they were initially expecting to announce the pregnancy after Taketatsu has given birth, but they decided to announce it now because of the impact it wi...
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Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

A shrine maiden and a tanuki take on monster hordes in this extensive remake of a classic Super NES shooter! Do Pocky and Rocky still have the magic? ― You don't need to know anything about Pocky or Rocky to enjoy their latest game, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined. You don't need to know how their series began with the Taito arcade game Kiki Kaikai or how it reached its greatest international popularity when...
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Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours Film Unveils New Trailer, Visual

Film opens in Japan on September 2 ― The official website for Gekijō-ban Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours, the upcoming film in the Utano☆Princesama franchise, unveiled a new trailer and visual on Thursday. The film — described as part of a "new theatrical film series" — will be entirely composed of concert footage of the ST☆RISH idol group. Noriyasu Agematsu is once again credited as the or...
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One Piece Odyssey Game's Developer Diary Video Previews Dramatic Scenes, Scramble Area Battles

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC game launches in 2022 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming on Thursday a developer diary for the One Piece Odyssey game for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. The video previews Dramatic Scenes and Scramble Area Battles. The game will launch in 2022. ILCA (Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl) is developing the JRPG, and B...
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'Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro' Anime's 2nd Season Unveils Title, Cast, Staff, January 2023 Premiere

Shinji Ushiro to direct Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack at OLM ― The official website for the anime of Nanashi's Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) manga announced on Thursday that the second season will debut in January 2023 with the title Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san 2nd Attack). The website unveiled the cast, staff, and ...

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The Tale of the Outcasts Manga Gets TV Anime

Manga about orphan girl, human-like beasts debuted in August 2019 ― Makoto Hoshino's The Tale of the Outcasts (Nokemono-tachi no Yoru) manga is getting a television anime. An official website opened and unveiled a teaser visual: Hoshino shared illustrations to commemorate the anime's announcement: Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Wisteria is an orphan girl ...
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Monster Rancher Games Get Ultra Kaiju Spinoff on Switch This Year

Game featuring Ultraman kaiju launches in Asia with English subtitles ― Bandai Namco Entertainment and Koei Tecmo Games announced on Wednesday that they are developing a new spinoff game for the Monster Rancher series titled Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher. The Nintendo Switch game tasks players with taking care of kaiju monsters from the Ultraman series. The game will ship this year in Japan and in Asia...
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Eromanga Sensei Light Novel Series Ends in Volume 13 in August

Series by Oreimo's author/illustrator pair launched in 2013, inspired 2017 TV anime ― Kadokawa is listing the 13th novel volume of Tsukasa Fushimi and Hiro Kanzaki's Eromanga Sensei light novels as the final volume. The volume, titled "Eromanga Festival," will ship on August 10. The previous 12th novel volume shipped three years ago in November 2019. Dark Horse Comics publishes rin's manga adaptation...
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Shin-Chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation Game Heads West in August

Game will be available for Switch, PS4 in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese ― Game developer neos announced on Tuesday that it will release its Shin-Chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation (Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi - Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi) game in English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese in August for the Switch and PlayStation 4. The game's website updated to have...
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Chimimo Anime's 3rd Video Previews Chiaki Mayumura's Opening Song

"Heartwarming, hellish comedy" premieres on July 7 with HIDIVE stream ― The official website for the Chimimo original television anime began streaming its third promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video spotlights the three sisters Mutsumi, Hazuki, and Mei, and it previews the anime's opening theme song "Marukoppa" by Chiaki Mayumura. The anime will premiere on July 7. Sentai Filmworks l...
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Hajime Segawa, Takeru Kirishima Both Launch New Manga in Shōnen Ace

Segawa draws Monogatari no Kuromaku ni Tensei Shite, Kirishima draws Ryūgoroshi no Brunhilde ― The August issue of Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine revealed last Friday that manga creator Hajime Segawa will draw a manga adaptation of Ryō Yūki's Monogatari no Kuromaku ni Tensei Shite (Reincarnate as the Story's Turncoat) story. In addition, Takeru Kirishima is also drawing a manga adaptation of Yuiko Ag...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Manga Ends in 14 Chapters

3rd anime season based on Aka Akasaka's manga recently ended ― This year's 31st issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War manga will end in 14 chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end in October. The manga entered its final arc in October 2021. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story: All's fai...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Franchise Gets New Manga About Osamu Dazai, Chūya Nakahara's Pasts

Bungo Stray Dogs BEAST manga artist Shiwasu Hoshikawa draws manga ― The August issue of Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine revealed last Friday that Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungo Stray Dogs light novel is inspiring a new spinoff manga titled Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chūya, Jūgosai (Dazai and Chūya at 15). The manga is based on the spinoff light novel of the same title that shipped in August 20...
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Live-Action Shin Shinchō Kōki TV Show Adds 4 Cast Members

Akira Emoto, Miyu Hayashida, Haruka Sasaki, Yumemi Ishida join cast ― The official website for Shin Shinchō Kōki ~ Classmate wa Sengoku Bujо̄ (The New Official History of Nobunaga - My Classmates Are Warring States Period Military Commanders), the live-action television adapatation of Shinobu Kaitani's Shin Shinchō Kōki - Nobunaga-kun to Watashi (The New Official History of Nobunaga - Nobunaga and Me...

A Turtle's Shell Is a Human's Ribs Anime Film's Trailer Unveils Cast, Staff, October Debut

Film of picture book screens at Anime Expo on Sunday, Monday ― The official website of the anime film adaptation of Satoshi Kawasaki's A Turtle's Shell Is a Human's Ribs (Kame no Kōra wa Abarabone) picture book revealed a trailer, cast, staff, visual, and October opening date for the film on Thursday. Ion Entertainment and Asmik Ace announced the film in January earlier this year. The film will scree...
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Aoashi Anime's Promo Video Previews 2nd Opening Theme Song

Superfly perform new opening "Presence" ― The official website for the television anime of Yūgo Kobayashi's Aoashi manga began streaming on Wednesday a promotional video for the show's second cours (quarter of a year). The video previews the new opening theme song "Presence" by Superfly. The anime's second cours will debut with the 13th episode on July 2. Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai will perform the n...
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BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- Anime's Creditless Opening Video Streamed

coldrain perform opening theme for anime premiering on Thursday ― The staff for the new anime of Kazushi Hagiwara's Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- action manga began streaming the creditless opening video for the theme song "Bloody Power Frame" by coldrain. Warner Bros. Japan Anime's YouTube channel will stream a special program on July 8 at 8:00 p.m. JST to commemorate the anime's launch. The...
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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Game's Trailers Reveal Composers, Playable Bowser

Grant Kirkhope, Gareth Coker, Yoko Shimomura compose music ― Ubisoft streamed a showcase video for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, a new game in the Mario + Rabbids crossover franchise. The stream revealed that Grant Kirkhope (Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Banjo-Kazooie), Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind Forest), and Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XV) will compose the game's music. Du...

Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya CG Anime Gets 2nd Season in July

Crunchyroll to stream Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - ― Crunchyroll and Toei Animation announced on Wednesday that Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, the CG anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga, is getting a second season titled Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - this summer. Crunchyroll will begin streaming ...

Jump+ Aims to Release All New Manga Series Simultaneously in English After 2023

Manga will launch as simulpubs on Manga Plus app ― The Jump no Mirai 2022 online talk event announced on Wednesday that all new manga series on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app and website will launch simultaneously in English on the company's Manga Plus app from 2023 onward. The aim is to build a foundation of creating hit manga on a global scale. Shueisha editor Yūta Momiyama, who manages Weekly Shonen ...
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ESTAB LIFE: Great Escape

Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this anime isn't proud to get weird and stupid whenever it gets the chance. ― Estab-Life: Great Escape is an especially bizarre anime, and not just for the reasons you're probably already expecting. Sure, the anti-panty cults and commie penguin armies are…a lot, and don't think for one second that this...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Chimimo Original TV Anime

HIDIVE streams anime this summer ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Chimimo original television anime. HIDIVE will exclusively stream the anime for the summer 2022 anime season, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on home video at a later date. The anime will premiere on July 7. The "heart-warming comedy" anime centers on Chimimo, who is a messenger of hell an...

Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Anime's Promo Video Previews Opening Theme

Shiori Mikami performs theme song for anime premiering on July 6 ― The staff of the television anime of Shachi Sogano's Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World (Isekai Meikyū de Harem o) light novel series unveiled a promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews Shiori Mikami's opening theme song "Oath." The staff revealed the opening theme song's CD single cover: The anime will premiere on July...
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Star Ocean The Divine Force Game's Trailers Reveal October 27 Launch

Videos preview characters, combat, opening movie ― Square Enix announced during the Star Ocean Program Special Edition livestream on Wednesday that it and tri-Ace's Star Ocean The Divine Force game, a new installment in the Star Ocean RPG series, will launch for the PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on October 27. The game will launch for PC via Steam on October 28. The comp...

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Eminence in Shadow Anime's English-Subtitled Video Highlights Operatives Beta, Gamma

Anime based on Daisuke Aizawa's light novels premieres in October ― Kadokawa began streaming an English-subtitled character promotional video video from the television anime of Daisuke Aizawa's The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series on Wednesday. The video highlights Beta and Gamma, two of the elite Seven Shades operatives in the secret Shadow Garden organiza...
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Nights with a Cat Anime's Video Previews Theme Song, YouTube Streaming

Itō performs theme song "Hinata no Kuni" for August 3 YouTube debut, Japanese TV premiere ― Kadokawa revealed a new visual and trailer for the anime of Kyuryu Z's Nights with a Cat (Yoru wa Neko to Issho) manga on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews the anime's theme song "Hinata no Kuni" (Sunny Country) by Kashitarō Itō, and also reveals that the anime will stream new episodes weekly on the ...
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Shaman King Faust8 Spinoff Manga Ends

Aya Tanaka's adaptation of Shaman King spinoff novel launched in July 2021 ― Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app published the final epilogue chapter of Aya Tanaka's manga adaptation of Kakeru Kobashiri's Shaman King Faust8: Eien no Eliza (Eliza the Eternal) spinoff novel on Saturday. Kodansha will publish the manga's third and final compiled book volume on August 17. The spinoff novel of Hiroyuki Takei's...

Chihayafuru Manga Ends on August 1

49th volume ships on July 13, 50th volume ships this winter ― Manga creator Yuki Suetsugu announced on her Twitter account on Tuesday that the 246th and penultimate chapter of her Chihayafuru manga will appear in the August issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine on Friday, while the 247th and final chapter of the manga will appear in the following September issue on August 1. The manga's 50th and final...
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Live-Action Yatterman Prequel Doronjo's Trailer Reveals October 7 Debut, 11-Episode Length

Elaiza Ikeda stars as iconic villainess ― The official Instagram account for Tatsunoko Pro Sōritsu 60-shūnen Kinen WOWOW Original Drama Doronjo (Tatsunoko Production 60th Anniversary WOWOW Original Drama Doronjo), WOWOW's live-action television show centering on the Yatterman villain Doronjo, began streaming a trailer for the show on Wednesday. The trailer reveals the show's October 7 premiere date. ...
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New Tomodachi Game Live-Action TV Show Casts Fuma Kikuchi

Kikuchi plays original character ― The staff for Tomodachi Game R4, a new live-action television drama based on Yuki Sato's Tomodachi Game (Friends Games) manga, announced on Wednesday that boy band Sexy Zone's Fuma Kikuchi will play an original character Novel Himuro. Novel, a newcomer to the Tomodachi Game management team, will "hold the key" to the show's whole story, and he appears to have a past...
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Sonic Frontiers Game's Trailer Reveals Cyber Space Zone

Cyber Space features traditional speed platforming ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase revealed on Tuesday a new trailer for Sonic Frontiers, Sega's new game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The video previews Starfall Islands, and it reveals the Cyber Space zone. Cyber Space will feature traditional speed platforming, in which players complete challenges to earn keys. The game is slated fo...
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Monster Hunter Rise's Sunbreak Expansion Reveals More Monsters, Seething Bazelgeuse in August Update

2nd trailer previews new armor, weapon tree ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase revealed on Tuesday a new trailer for Capcom's Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion for the Monster Hunter Rise game. The video previews the monsters Shagaru Magala, Furious Rajang, Scorned Magnamalo, as well as Seething Bazelgeuse from the update coming in August: Capcom unveiled a second trailer that preview...
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Shueisha Games' Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions Manga Crossover Switch Game Launches on July 28

Shonen Jump+ crossovers include Spy×Family, Kaiju No. 8, Summer Time Rendering ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Shueisha Games, Shueisha's game publishing affiliate company, will release Momo-Pi Game Studio's Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions game Nintendo Switch on July 28. Momo-Pi Game Studio streamed a trailer: The Nintendo Direct Mini featured a bri...

Capcom Announces Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Switch, PS4, PC collection includes all main Mega Man Battle Network games ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Capcom will release Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, a collection of the Mega Man Battle Network 1-6 Game Boy Advance games, for Nintendo Switch in 2023. Capcom will also release the game for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The collection will als...
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Robotics;Notes Reveals 10th Anniversary Visual

The series unveiled a visual on the game's official website on Tuesday depicting the main characters with a rocket at the beach. ― The original Robotics;Notes PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 visual novel, the third in MAGES. and 5pb.'s "Science Adventure" series after Chaos;HEAd and Steins;Gate, shipped in Japan on June 28, 2012. The game inspired a television anime adaptation later that year in October. ...
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RPG Time: The Legend of Wright Game Launches on Switch, PS4, PC

Notebook RPG launches for Switch, PS4 on August 18, Steam on September 13 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Aniplex of America will release DeskWorks' RPG Time: The Legend of Wright game for Nintendo Switch on August 18. Aniplex of America revealed that it will also release the game for PlayStation 4 on the same day, and on PC via Steam on September 13. The compan...
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Evangelion or Transformers?

Probably the most important question we've ever asked you.
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Doraemon: Story of Seasons Game Gets Sequel

Game launches for Switch, PS5, PC in 2022 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Bandai Namco Entertainment will release Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom, a sequel to its Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Doraemon: Nobita no Bokujō Monogatari) game, for Nintendo Switch in 2022. The game's official website lists that the game will also launch for PlaySt...
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Crunchyroll to Screen That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Film in Early 2023

English-subtitled trailer streamed ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will screen That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna), the franchise's upcoming anime film, in all major global territories (excluding Asia) in early 2023. The company streamed an English-subtitled trailer: The film will open in Japan in November. Fuse, the autho...
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Transgender Manga Artist Launches Manga Inspired By His Youth

Haikei, Seken-sama (Dear Society) manga launched on Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch service on Tuesday ― Manga artist Shin Kanzaki launched the Haikei, Seken-sama (Dear Society) manga on Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch web manga serialization service on Tuesday. The manga is inspired by Kanzaki's personal experiences as a transgender man. The publisher describes the story as follows: A hidden youth depicted by a...
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Konami Announces Super Bomberman R 2 Sequel Game

Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC game launches in 2023 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Konami will release the Super Bomberman R 2 game, a sequel to Super Bomberman R, for Nintendo Switch in 2023. Konami also revealed that it will release the game for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Konami unveiled traile...

Birdie Wing Golf Anime Gets 2nd Season in January 2023

Promo video, key visual unveiled ― The official website for Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story-, Bandai Namco Pictures' new original golf television anime announced on Wednesday that the anime will get a second season on TV Tokyo and other networks in January 2023. The website unveiled a promotional video and key visual: Crunchyroll announced that it will stream the anime as it airs in Japan. The first s...
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Love All Play Episodes 1-13

Love All Play is the sort of show that's good enough to keep watching even as it doesn't blow you out of the water. ― If there's one thing Love All Play unquestionably has going for it, it's the facial expressions. That perhaps sounds like an odd thing to praise in a sports show, but it truly is one of the standout features of both art and animation; each fleeting emotion that the characters feel can...
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Square Enix Announces Harvestella Fantasy Farming RPG for Switch, PC

Life sim RPG launches on November 4 ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Square Enix will release a new fantasy farming life simulation role-playing game for Nintendo Switch titled Harvestella. Square Enix also revealed that the game will get a release for PC via Steam. Both versions will launch on November 4. Square Enix streamed a trailer: Square Enix describes the...
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Shine Post Anime

HIDIVE to stream anime this summer ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the anime of writer Rakuda and illustrator Buriki's Shine Post light novel series. HIDIVE will exclusively stream the anime for the summer 2022 anime seeason, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on home video at a later date. Sentai Filmworks describes the story: Although the idol group TiNgS is c...
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Dragon Quest Treasures Game Launches for Switch on December 9

Trailer previews gameplay for Dragon Quest XI spinoff ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Square Enix will release its Dragon Quest Treasures game for Nintendo Switch on December 9. The company streamed a trailer (starts below at 19:49). The video previews gameplay elements, such as traveling with monsters and action RPG battles: The game will center on Erik and Mia...
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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Switch Game Launches on October 20

Trailer previews free movement in battles ― The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announced on Tuesday that Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, a new game in the Mario + Rabbids crossover franchise, will launch for Nintendo Switch on October 20. The company streamed a trailer, and it previews free movement in battles: Ubisoft will have a showcase for the game on its official YouTube and Tw...
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