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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Game Review

People might think of this game as a celebration of the energy and experimentation of RPGs past, a tribute to a time when archetypes and genre conventions hadn't yet calcified and anything was fair game. And for once, they'd be right. ― There's a point that Lady Perielle returns to often when people ask her why Nowa, a young warrior from a small village, is the leader of the resistance front against ...
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The ANN Aftershow - What Anime Should You Watch Part 2 (Spring 2024)

Jacki, Lynzee, and James are clearing out their new anime backlog to determine the must-watch shows of the season! What Anime Should You Watch Part 2 (Spring 2024) Jacki, Lynzee, and James are clearing out their new anime backlog to determine the must-watch shows of the season! The ANN After Show streams live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter Spaces on Tuesdays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. You can listen to ...
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Classroom of the Elite Season 3 Anime Series Review

However, for all the good to be found in the season, there is a notable flaw: its pacing. ― On most levels, Classroom of the Elite Season 3 falls into the category of being "more of the same." After all, the usual story pattern remains intact: Some new threat comes for Ayanakoji's class, and he pulls strings from behind the scenes, eventually coming out on top. That said, this season does its best to...
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This Week in Games - Nintendo Indies Showcase 2024

Jean-Karlo looks at some of the most promising titles from Nintendo's latest showcases, explains why a big player heading over to Nintendo is worth watching, and more! ― Welcome back, folks! Does anybody know what to do when a snack you like isn't in production anymore? I used to look forward to Russel Stover's pectin jellybeans every Spring, but apparently, those aren't in production anymore. I've e...
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This Week in Anime - Are This Season's Isekai Anime Any Good?

Lucas gets his first taste of the TWIA's seasonal isekai sampler. Is there any spice this season, or is it all the same comfort food? ― Lucas gets his first taste of the TWIA's seasonal isekai sampler. Is there any spice this season, or is it all the same comfort food? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler War...
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Baku Yumemakura's Garoden Novels Get Netflix Anime on May 23

Ryōta Takeuchi stars as Jūzō Fujimaki in NAZ anime ― Netflix Japan revealed on Monday a trailer to announce the anime adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's Garoden novels titled Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf, which will premiere worldwide on the streaming service on May 23. Netflix Anime's YouTube channel is also streaming the anime's trailer with English subtitles. The anime stars: Ryōta Takeuchi as ...
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Takako Shimura Launches New Manga in Weekly Big Comic Spirits

Sōiu Ie no Ko no Hanashi marks 4th new title from Wandering Son artist ― This year's combined 21st and 22nd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Takako Shimura will launch a new series Sōiu Ie no Ko no Hanashi (A Story of the Children of That House) in the magazine's 26th issue on May 27. The story follows childhood friends Ema, Kōichi, and Sachiko, who were raised...
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Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - Part 2 #5 [rate]
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Live-Action Trillion Game Film Reveals Teaser, Key Visual

Film debuts in 2025 ― The staff for the upcoming live-action film of Riichirou Inagaki and Ryoichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga shared a new teaser on Monday for the project along with a set of key visuals. The film debuts in 2025. The film will feature a returning cast, including Ren Meguro from idol group Snow Man as protagonist Haru Tennōji, and Hayato Sano as Manabu "Gaku" Taira. Yoshiaki Murao ...
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Embracer Group Reveals Plans to Split into 3 Companies

New "Middle-earth Enterprises & Friends" company to own Dark Horse, PLAION Pictures ― Gaming conglomerate Embracer Group announced on Monday it is planning to split into three companies: Asmodee Group, Coffee Stain & Friends, and Middle-earth Enterprises & Friends. The companies will be separate, publicly listed companies. Embracer Group stated the change will "[enable] each entity to better focus on...
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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Game Review

People might think of this game as a celebration of the energy and experimentation of RPGs past, a tribute to a time when archetypes and genre conventions hadn't yet calcified and anything was fair game. And for once, they'd be right. ― There's a point that Lady Perielle returns to often when people ask her why Nowa, a young warrior from a small village, is the leader of the resistance front against ...
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Fist of the North Star Gets a Kitchen Knife Kickstarter Campaign

“Ata-ta-ta-tah” your vegetables and other food items while you cook ― When you think of quintessential 80s manga, one of the first that comes to mind is Fist of the North Star. From its ultra-violence, memorable quotes, and themes of love, the series is nothing but iconic. And the series is also no stranger to merchandise. While mainly figures, we've also seen video games, T-shirts, and some beautifu...
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Mari Yamazaki, Miki Tori's Historical Manga PLINIVS Wins Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize

Edo-era Kanda Gokura-chō Shokunin-Banashi, COVID-19-era Tsuyukusa Natsuko no Isshō, Comitia also win ― The Asahi Shimbun paper announced the winners for the 28th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards on Monday. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix, Black Jack) by recognizing the manga that be...
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Madoka Magica: Magia Exedra Smartphone Game Announced for 2024

SINoALICE's Pokelabo, Magia Record's f4samurai develop game ― The website for a new Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica) app game announced that the game will launch on smartphones this year under the title Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Magia Exedra. Franchise artist Ume Aoki drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement. Pokelabo (Assault Lily: Last Bullet, SINoALICE) and f4samur...

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Failure Frame Anime's 1st Video Unveils Cast, July Debut, Opening Song

Ryōta Suzuki, Saki Miyashita, Ayami Tsukui, Ami Koshimizu star ― The staff for the anime of Kaoru Shinozaki's Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells (Hazure Waku no "Jōtai Ijō Skill" de Saikyō ni Natta Ore ga Subete o Jūrin Suru made) light novel series revealed on Sunday the cast and the July premiere for the upcoming series in a new promotional video,...
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Tonari no Yōkai-san ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Watching this show every week is like taking a vacation to visit the worlds of your favorite childhood storybooks, all combined into one.
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Strawberry Prince Group's Strawberry School Festival!!!! Film Reveals July 19 Debut in Teaser

LIDEN FILMS. animates origin story with members voicing themselves ― The staff for the boy band Strawberry Prince's Gekijōban SutoPuri Hajimari no Monogatari ~Strawberry School Festival!!!! (STPR Origin Story the Movie: Strawberry School Festival!!!!) film revealed on Sunday that the film will debut on July 19 via a new teaser video, along with the second teaser visual. The group members are also sta...
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 16

This episode brings a number of long-simmering tensions to a full boil and the pot nearly bubbles over.
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II #15 [rate]
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As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill #3 [rate]
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Shadow Eliminators Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

Supernatural manga launched on December 4 ― This year's 21st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter of Kento Amemiya's Shadow Eliminators (Ruirui Senki) manga on Monday. The third and final compiled volume will go on sale on July 4. Manga Plus publishes the series in English and describes the story: Kasane are spirits who latch onto the shadows of people's hearts...
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Hikaru no Go Manga Gets Stage Play in July

Play runs at Sunshine Theater in Ikebukuro from July 5-14 ― This year's 21st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Takeshi Obata and Yumi Hotta's Hikaru no Go manga will receive a stage play adaptation in Ikebukuro in July titled Uta Emaki "Hikaru no Go" Jyo no Itte (Song Picture Scroll "Hikaru no Go": The First Move). The cast includes: Yōjirō Itokawa as Hikaru Sh...
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Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again #3 [rate]
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Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest Season 3 Streams 1st Promo Video

New season to air this fall ― The staff for the third anime season of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series released the season's first promotional video on Sunday. The new season is set to premiere this fall. The returning cast includes: Toshinari Fukamachi as Hajime Nagumo Yūki Kuwahara as Yue Minami Takahashi as Sh...
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Dear Sa-chan Romance Manga Gets Live-Action TV Show With Global Plans

Keito Kimura (FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE) stars as protagonist Kyōsuke Katagiri ― A weekly live-action series adaptation of Iori Asaga's Dear Sa-chan (Sacchan, Boku wa.) manga will premiere in Japan on Netflix on June 4. Keito Kimura of FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE will star in the series as the protagonist Kyōsuke Katagiri. Asaga drew an illustration to celebrate the announcement: Izuru Kumasaka, Mi...
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Vampire Dormitory #3 [rate]
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Whisper Me a Love Song ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

If it were strictly up to Yori, she and Himari would be dating and doing all the “normal” girlfriend things…but Himari’s definition of “love” isn’t in line with that.
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The Duke of Death and His Maid #27 [rate]
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Black Butler: Public School Arc ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

In Ciel's day-to-day life, he's the master of demon butler Sebastian and his own earldom. But no one cares about all of that at Weston.
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Alto Yukimura's Pizzicato no Nemuru Mori Manga Goes on Hiatus

Series from Colette Decides to Die manga creator launched in October 2022 ― The 50th anniversary issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine (this year's combined 10th and 11th issue) announced on Friday that the "main story" of Alto Yukimura's Pizzicato no Nemuru Mori (Sleeping Pizzicato Forest) manga will enter a hiatus beginning the next issue. The staff will reveal the manga's resumption date on...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night ‒ Episode 3

The most important lesson that an artist of any discipline must learn is that you cannot fear the cringe.
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"The Most Notorious 'Talker' Runs the World's Greatest Clan" Novels Get TV Anime in October

Daiki Yamashita, Yu Serizawa, Yousuke Omomo star in Felix Flim×GA-CREW anime ― Jaki's The Most Notorious "Talker" Runs the World's Greatest Clan (Saikyō no Shienshoku "Wajutsushi" dearu Ore wa Sekai Saikyō Clan o Shitagaeru) novel series is inspiring a television anime that will premiere in October. Gree Entertainment is streaming an English-subtitled teaser video that announces the anime's cast and ...
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Loner Life in Another World Anime's Teaser Unveils More Cast, Main Staff, October Debut

Haruka Shiraishi, Hina Suguta, Kyohei Natsume, Hiromu Mineta, Tomohiro Yamaguchi cast in Hayabusa Film × Passione anime ― The staff for the television anime of Shoji Goji's Loner Life in Another World (Hitoribotchi no Isekai Kōryaku) light novel series revealed the anime's English-subtitled teaser video on Sunday. The video unveils more cast members, the main staff, and October premiere for the anime...
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Sound! Euphonium 3 #3 [rate]
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Sumikko Gurashi Franchise Gets Puppet Musical on August 16-September 1

Musical adapts franchise's 1st anime film Sumikkogurashi – Good to be in the corner ― Nelke Planning announced on April 17 that Sumikkogurashi – Good to be in the corner (Eiga Sumikkogurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko), the first anime film for San-X's Sumikko Gurashi franchise, will be adapted to a puppet musical titled Natsuyasumi! On Stage: Puppet Musical Sumikko Gurashi Tobidasu Ehon to Himi...
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Franchise Teases New App Game

Game to be revealed on Monday ― A website and X (formerly Twitter) account opened on Sunday and teased a new Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica) app game, which will be revealed on Monday at 10:00 a.m. JST (Sunday at 9:00 p.m. EDT). The new game's website shows the countdown until the announcement. ━━━━━━━━━━━  まどか☆マギカ 新作アプリゲーム始動 カウントダウン開始 ━━━━━━━━━━━https://t.co/vb49IVMLp5#魔法少女まどかマギ...
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Crunchyroll Reveals The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 3, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II 2nd Half English Dub Cast, Staff

Both English dubs premiere on Sunday ― Crunchyroll revealed on Saturday the cast and staff for the English dubs of the third season of The Duke of Death and His Maid, and the second half of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II. Both series' English dubs will premiere on Sunday. The returning dub cast for The Duke of Death and His Maid are: Clifford Chapin as The Duke Kristen McGuire as Alice Kent...
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Captain Tsubasa: Junior Youth Arc #29 [rate]
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Mission: Yozakura Family #3 [rate]
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Go, Go, Loser Ranger! #3 [rate]
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Ninja Kamui #11 [rate]
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Standard U.K. Blu-rays of Venus Wars and Patlabor Released Monday

New releases by Anime Limited ― On Monday April 22, Anime Limited will release a standard Blu-ray edition of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's 1989 science-fiction/action film Venus Wars. Anime Limited describes the story: "When an ice comet slammed into the planet Venus, terraforming its toxic atmosphere into one capable of sustaining human life, mankind's dream of colonizing other worlds became a reality. Unfor...
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Spy x Family: Code White Will Be Released in U.K. Cinemas on Friday

"Wide" release will be both dubbed and subtitled ― The SPY×FAMILY Code: White anime film will be released in the UK and Ireland from Friday April 26. This cinema release will be "wide," and will be in both subtitled and dubbed versions. Venue details and links are available at https://www.spyfamilyfilm.co.uk/. The film opened in Japan on December 22. The film sold 866,000 tickets and earned 1.224 bil...
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Yamaha Music, Bocchi the Rock! Launch Program to Help Students Start Bands

Recruit new band members in real life with Bocchi the Rock! poster ― Youth is the best time to discover oneself and new pastimes. And there's no perfect time to start something new than spring. That's why Yamaha Music and the Bocchi the Rock! compilation films are giving their support to high school students starting bands, or just starting to find interest in music and playing instruments, with the ...
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One Piece #1102 [rate]
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Wonderful Precure! #12 [rate]

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YATAGARASU: The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master #3 [rate]
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Tonari no Yōkai-san #3 [rate]
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The New Gate #2 [rate]
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Whisper Me a Love Song #2 [rate]
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night #3 [rate]
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Black Butler: Public School Arc #2 [rate]
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The Fable #3 [rate]
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Kaiju No. 8 #2 [rate]
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

These first three episodes showcase what I love most about this series and how too much of a good thing can hurt your story.
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, April 8-14

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3 earns 3.5% rating Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire (Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fist), the 23rd Detective Conan anime film, aired on NTV on Friday, April 12 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 9.2% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV April 14 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.9 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV April 14 (Sun) 18:...
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Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included #4 [rate]
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Dempagumi.inc Idol Group to Disband in Early 2025

Group to hold last tour from October 8 to early next year ― The official website for the idol group Dempagumi.inc announced on Saturday that the group will disband in early 2025 after 16 years together. The announcement noted that the group members and their crew had one discussion after another about the group's future and their individual futures, before making this decision. The group will hold a ...
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Laid-Back Camp Season 3 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Although this third season arrives bearing change behind and in front of the scenes, these girls and their camping escapades still entice the audience to touch the grass.
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, April 8-14

Utakata no Uchronia visual novel debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: April 8-14 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwUtakata no Uchronia Broccoli April 11 11,553 11,553 2NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 11,247 5,792,910 3NSwPrincess Peach: Showtime! Nintendo March 22 10,736 135,168 4NSwSuper Mario Bros. Wonder Nintendo October 20, 2023 8,881 1,822,526...
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Case Closed #1121 [rate]
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Hypnosis Mic -Dream Rap Battle- Game's 2nd Teaser Video Previews 3D Models of 18 MCs

Game taking place in virtual world launches for iOS, Android in summer 2024 ― The official YouTube channel for Hypnosis Mic -Dream Rap Battle-, the latest smartphone game in the Hypnosis Mic franchise, began streaming a second teaser video on Thursday. The video introduces the 3D models of 18 MCs and the game's setting of a virtual world called "MIRA." The game will release for iOS and Android in the...
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Oi! Tonbo #3 [rate]
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Hookah Haze Visual Novel's Music Video Previews Nakuru Aitsuki's Theme Song

Aniplex, Acquire's visual novel releases for Switch, PC with English text this year ― Aniplex and Acquire began streaming a theme song music video on Saturday for their Hookah Haze visual novel. The video previews Nakuru Aitsuki's theme song "Hookah, whoo!." DECO*27 produced the song and wrote the lyrics, and tepe composed and arranged the song. The song will be available on streaming platforms on Ap...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ Anime's 2nd Season Reveals July Debut in Video

1st season premiered in January, English dub to premiere on April 26 ― The Twitter account for the Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise revealed on Saturday that Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ, the latest season of the anime, will have a second season that will debut in July. ◤ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄◥ 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐳 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝟐  𝐉𝐔𝐋𝐘 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒   𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓◣_______◢TVアニメ「カードファイト!! ヴァンガード Divinez」Season22024年7月放送決定!アキナ達の新たな物語が幕を開ける!この夏も #ヴァンガード で...
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Godzilla, King Kong, Detective Conan, & Kaito Kid Join Forces for Crossover Video

Get ready for an (unofficial) double header in Golden Week ― The week-long late spring holiday season is almost upon Japan. That means families and friends will be getting together for all sorts of activities, including catching up on the movies they've been meaning to watch. Toho Cinemas is bringing out the big guns with a new collaboration video featuring Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram a...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ #13 [rate]

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Beckett Collectibles Now Grades Manga

Grading process takes 10-30 business days ― Beckett Collectibles announced on January 10 that the grading and authentication company will now expand its services into the world of manga. The official page for the company describes manga grading: Manga grading is the process of judging the condition and authenticity of manga publications, from Dragon Ball Z and One Piece to Demon Slayer and beyond. Th...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ Anime Reveals English Dub Cast

Trailer streamed for dub premiering on YouTube on April 26 ― The Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise started streaming on Thursday a trailer for the English dub of Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ, the latest season of the anime, and it reveals the English cast: The English cast includes: Ethan Snowden as Akina Myodo Rocio Barahona as Nao Inabe Griffin Cork as Taizo Kiyokura Scott Roberts as Masanori Iseki Am...
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Voice Actor Yasuo Muramatsu Dies at 91

Muramatsu voiced Tom in One Piece, Pisco in Detective Conan, Revil in Mobile Suit Gundam ― Office Kaoru revealed on Thursday that its founder and voice actor Yasuo Muramatsu (real name Tamehisa Muramatsu) died on April 11. He was 91. There was a wake and funeral for close relatives. Muramatsu was born on April 6, 1933. Muramatsu founded his own agency Office Kaoru in 1992. Muramatsu's roles include T...
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Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix Manga Gets New Stage Play in July

Play adapting manga's "Karma" arc runs from July 18-21 in Tokyo ― Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix manga is inspiring a new stage play that will run at Theatre West at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater from July 18-21. Kotaro Ishikawa is directing and writing the play. Salme Company is producing the play, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of Tezuka's original manga. The play will be based on the manga's "Ka...
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SAND LAND: THE SERIES ‒ Episode 11

This whole episode is a showcase of the trust the entire cast has for Rao—as a friend, general, or former enemy.
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Highspeed Étoile #3 [rate]
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The ANN Aftershow - What Anime Should You Watch Part 2 (Spring 2024)

Jacki, Lynzee, and James are clearing out their new anime backlog to determine the must-watch shows of the season! What Anime Should You Watch Part 2 (Spring 2024) Jacki, Lynzee, and James are clearing out their new anime backlog to determine the must-watch shows of the season! The ANN After Show streams live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter Spaces on Tuesdays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. You can listen to ...
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Suda51 to be Keynote Speaker at MomoCon 2024

Killer7, No More Heroes developer, Grasshopper Manufacture founder Suda51 to attend Atlanta event ― The staff of MomoCon 2024 announced on Thursday that game developer and Grasshopper Manufacture founder Goichi "Suda51" Suda will be the keynote speaker at the event. The event will take place from May 24-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Suda51's game studio Grasshopper Manufacture r...
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The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors #3 [rate]
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Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise's Live-Action Knuckles Spinoff Series Streams Trailer Introducing Cast

Adam Pally, Scott Mescudi, Ellie Taylor, Edi Patterson, Stockard Channing, Cary Elwes, Rory McCann discuss their roles ― Paramount+ began streaming on Thursday a video for the live-action Knuckles spinoff series in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The "Meet the Cast" video features Adam Pally, Scott Mescudi, Ellie Taylor, Edi Patterson, Stockard Channing, Cary Elwes, and Rory McCann discussing their...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II #14 [rate]
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Classroom of the Elite Season 3 Anime Series Review

However, for all the good to be found in the season, there is a notable flaw: its pacing. ― On most levels, Classroom of the Elite Season 3 falls into the category of being "more of the same." After all, the usual story pattern remains intact: Some new threat comes for Ayanakoji's class, and he pulls strings from behind the scenes, eventually coming out on top. That said, this season does its best to...
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The irregular at magic high school #3 [rate]
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Sanrio, JO1's JOCHUM Characters Get TV Anime

Anime based on boy band JO1's characters debuts this summer ― The official Twitter account for JOCHUM, characters created by Sanrio as a collaboration with Japanese boy band JO1, announced on Saturday that the characters are getting a television anime. The anime will begin airing this summer as part of the Mezamashi Doyо̄bi (Mezamashi Saturday) program, which airs in Japan from 6:30-8:00 a.m. Hazumu ...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime #51 [rate]
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This Week in Games - Nintendo Indies Showcase 2024

Jean-Karlo looks at some of the most promising titles from Nintendo's latest showcases, explains why a big player heading over to Nintendo is worth watching, and more! ― Welcome back, folks! Does anybody know what to do when a snack you like isn't in production anymore? I used to look forward to Russel Stover's pectin jellybeans every Spring, but apparently, those aren't in production anymore. I've e...
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Donkey Kong Area of Universal Studios Japan Delayed to 2nd Half of 2024

Area was originally scheduled to open in spring ― The official Twitter account for the Universal Studios Japan theme park announced on Friday that its new area based on the Donkey Kong Country game series for the park's Super Nintendo World has been delayed from spring 2024 to the second half of 2024. The staff will announce a new opening date in the future when it is decided. Universal Studios Japan...
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Astro Note #3 [rate]
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Hanashi Media to Release Observation Records of My Fiancée Light Novel Series in English

1st of 2-volume series to release digitally on July 30 ― Hanashi Media announced on Thursday that it will release author Shiki and illustrator Wan Hachipisu's Observation Records of My Fiancée: The Misadventures of a Self-Proclaimed Villainess (Jishō Akuyaku Reijō na Konyakusha no Kansatsu Kiroku) light novel series in English digitally. The company describes the story: Exceptionally gifted to his ow...
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Voice Actor Takuya Eguchi's Egumi Legacy Card Game Gets Anime

Eguchi designed characters, established worldview for card game released in 2022 ― Happinet announced on Friday that TAKALAKA and voice actor Takuya Eguchi's Egumi Legacy card game is inspiring an anime. Masa Mori (Kaishain, Obey Me!, A Turtle's Shell Is a Human's Ribs) is directing and writing the anime. Katsuya Kitano is also writing the script along with Mori. Studio Outrigger is planning and prod...
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Anime Film Trilogy Reveals Teaser Video for 1st Film

Story for 1st film also revealed ― The website for the Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club (Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Dōkōkai) franchise unveiled a new teaser video on Friday for the first film of Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Dōkōkai Kanketsu-hen, the franchise's new anime film trilogy. The video highlights the first film's setting of Okinawa. The site also revealed...
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Blue Lock Project: World Champion Smartphone Game Gets English Release on April 23

Soccer training simulation game launched in Japan in December 2022 ― Rudel Inc. announced on Friday that it will release the Blue Lock Project: World Champion smartphone game in English on April 23. The game is free to play with optional in-app purchases. The company describes the game: This is a new type of soccer training simulation game in which players train strikers, build the strongest team, an...

Netflix Adds 9.3 Million Subscribers in 1st Quarter 2024, Co-CEO States Password-Sharing Policy Has Not Harmed Viewership

Company to stop reporting on subscriber totals in 2025 ― Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters stated on Thursday that the company's viewership data from both before and after Netflix implemented its password-sharing regulations showed the policy has not turned viewers away. Netflix also announced on Thursday it added 9.3 million subscribers in the quarter ending on March 31, reaching 269.6 million subscribers ...
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Rabbit & Bear Studios Confirms it is 'Moving Forward' With Sequel to Eiyuden Chronicle Game

Game's scenario writer, designer Yoshitaka Murayama died in February ― Game developer Rabbit & Bear Studios confirmed in a Reddit AMA question-and-answer session on Thursday that the studio is "moving forward with a sequel" to its Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes game, even though the game's scenario writer and designer Yoshitaka Murayama died on February 6. Rabbit & Bear Studios added in the AMA: I...
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Meiji Tokyo Renka Full Moon Visual Novel Gets Switch, PC Release in English This Year

Visual novel franchise inspired 2 anime films, TV anime series ― Dramatic Create announced on Friday that it and MAGES. will release the Meiji Tokyo Renka Full Moon visual novel for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam this year. The release will feature Japanese audio and text in Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. MAGES. released Meiji Tokyo Renka Full Moon for PlayStation V...
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Iryū - Team Medical Dragon Artist Tarō Nogizaka's Natsume Arata no Kekkon Suspense Manga Gets Live-Action Show

Yukihiko Tsutsumi directs film opening on September 6 ― Warner Bros. Japan announced on Friday that Tarō Nogizaka's Natsume Arata no Kekkon (Arata Natsume's Marriage) manga is getting a live-action film that will open in Japan on September 6. Yukihiko Tsutsumi (director of live-action 20th Century Boys, Beck, Ikebukuro West Gate Park) is directing the film. The film will star Yuuya Yagira (live-actio...
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Twilight Out of Focus Boys-Love TV Anime Teases School Club Romance in Video

Studio DEEN animates Jyanome's BL manga ― The official website for the television anime of Jyanome's Twilight Out of Focus (Tasogare Out Focus) BL manga series began streaming a teaser promotional video on Friday. The video begins with the first meeting of the film club's second-year students ("No 3rd-years allowed!!") and the announcement of their latest film project's theme: BL. Kodansha USA descri...

Yuri!!! on Ice: Ice Adolescence Film Canceled

Production committee, MAPPA cite 'various circumstances' ― The official website for Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence (Yuri!!! on Ice Gekijō-ban: Ice Adolescence), the anime film in the Yuri!!! on Ice franchise, confirmed on Friday that production on the film has been canceled. The film's production committee and the anime studio MAPPA explained that the committee and staff decided on this ca...
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