BELLE Director Mamoru Hosoda at the Animation is Film Festival

Anime News Network met with Hosoda on the red carpet to discuss his futuristic retelling of the classic fairytale, including how 'beauty' has evolved in the last 300 years.

Delving into RPG Maker Horror in Translation with vgperson

Adam Wescott talks with prolific freeware game translator vgperson about the prolific RPG Maker indie horror game scene.

Retailers List Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu Light Novels With TV Anime

Novels center on man who is summoned to another world, saves it, is deported back to his original world, then summoned again

The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Sequel Film Opens Next Summer

Film continues story after anime's 2nd season

Kamui Manga Creator Brothers Sanpei Shirato, Tetsuji Okamoto Pass Away of Pneumonia 4 Days Apart

The ANN Aftershow - Is Jujutsu Kaisen Better than Demon Slayer?

Lynzee and Jacki welcome back James to check in on how Mugen Train is going in its new format -- is it worth stretching out for eight whole weeks? Also: Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut, takt. op Destiny, Fruit of Evolution, and The Faraway Paladin!

This Week in Anime - Tawawa on Monday, Ganbare Dōki-chan on Tuesday

Nick and Steve check out two NSFW series featuring the likes of a fantasizing office worker and the mishaps that come with big ol' honkeroos.

PREVIEW: Shin Megami Tensei V

Atlus is priming to assault fans with another wave of demons with Shin Megami Tensei V, the next entry in the hallowed JRPG series coming this November 12th for the Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon Masters EX Delivers on 25 Years of Nostalgia

Pokémon Masters EX has been my obsession throughout 2021 and what struck me the most was its events and storytelling.
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Metroid Dread

The gameplay of Dread is similarly spectacular. A lot of the DNA from Samus Returns – Mercury Steam's first Metroid project – is present here, albeit with the fat shaved off the bones. ― Before diving into the meat of this review, I feel it's important to mention that it is coming from a newcomer to the series, and that I ran some short stints into Metroid: Zero Mission and Fusion in order to lend so...
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How Do You Live? Novel

Much like how reading the novels of 18th-century author Fanny Burney can explain a lot about Jane Austen's work, reading How Do You Live? gives us insight into the works of Hayao Miyazaki. ― Much like how reading the novels of 18th-century author Fanny Burney can explain a lot about Jane Austen's work, reading How Do You Live? gives us insight into the works of Hayao Miyazaki. That's not surprising, ...
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Gundam Arcade Competition TV Show Returns After 4 Years

Show begins 8-episode run on November 3 ― The Gundam.info portal site revealed on Tuesday that Bantaikan TV Kidō Senshi Gundam Dai-07 Itakura Shōtai (Feelings of Bonds: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 07th Itakura Team), a weekly televised competition based around the Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna Mobile Suit Gundam arcade game, will return on TV Tokyo on November 3 at 2:35 a.m. (effectively, November 4) with eigh...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Japanese Calligraphy Fonts Get Added to Adobe Fonts

Kokuryu-sоu, Shinryu-sоu fonts were added on Wednesday ― As of Wednesday, the Adobe Fonts service had added two popular Japanese calligraphy fonts used in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime: Kokuryu-sоu and Shinryu-sоu. The Kokuryu-sоu font was used when introducing the character of Shinobu Kochо, as shown below: Adobe Fonts describes the fonts in English as follows: Kokuryu is a brush-script d...
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Chōdenshi Bioman Actor Ryosuke Sakamoto Recovers from Esophageal Cancer

Sakamoto was diagnosed in August 2016 Chōdenshi Bioman actress Michiko Makino revealed on Friday that fellow Bioman actor Ryosuke Sakamoto has recovered from esophageal cancer, after having been in remission for five years. Sakamoto announced his diagnosis during an event in August 2016. Sakamoto played Shirō Gō (Red One) in the 1984 Chōdenshi Bioman series. Source: Michiko Makino's blog via Tokusa...
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Digimon Ghost Game ‒ Episode 3

Ruri was close to being turned into a damsel in distress, but she managed to come into her own by the end.
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Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster Game Launches on November 10

Square Enix announced on Wednesday that it will release the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster version of its Final Fantasy V game for PC via Steam and mobile devices on November 10. The Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster games launched on July 28. The Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster launched on September 8. Square Enix is releasing the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster ser...
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hololive Virtual YouTuber Inugami Korone Becomes Evil God in Indie Horror Game

Evil God Korone collaboration game with Tsugunohi releases on Steam on November 8 ― The hololive Virtual YouTuber Inugami Korone has become an Evil God. At least, that's the story of the indie horror game Evil God Korone, a spinoff title of Vaka Game Magazine and ImCyan's Tsugunohi horror game series. The developers have teamed up with Korone to portray her as an evil goddess who has taken over the w...
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Kou Shibusawa, Team Ninja Develop Romance of the Three Kingdoms Action Game

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV strategy game launched in 2020 ― Koei Tecmo Games announced during the Kou Shibusawa 40th Anniversary Program: Fall Campaign on Tuesday that general producer Kou Shibusawa and Team Ninja are developing a new action game in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms franchise. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV strategy game (pictured right) launched in Japan in January 202...
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Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game Has 1 Million Copies in Circulation Worldwide

Game launched in N. America, Europe on October 15 ― The official Twitter account for Sega's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) game announced on Wednesday that the game has 1 million copies in circulation worldwide. The 1 million is for copies in circulation that the company has released but not necessarily all sold. The number is not a sales...
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Metroid Dread

The gameplay of Dread is similarly spectacular. A lot of the DNA from Samus Returns – Mercury Steam's first Metroid project – is present here, albeit with the fat shaved off the bones. ― Before diving into the meat of this review, I feel it's important to mention that it is coming from a newcomer to the series, and that I ran some short stints into Metroid: Zero Mission and Fusion in order to lend so...
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RPG Real Estate Anime's 1st Video Unveils Main Cast, 2022 Debut

Honoka Inoue, Hina Kino, Natsumi Kawaida, Manaka Iwami star ― The official website for the television anime of Chiyo Kenmotsu's RPG Real Estate (RPG Fudōsan) manga unveiled its main cast and 2022 premiere in its first promotional video on Thursday. The cast includes (pictured above from left to right): Honoka Inoue as Kotone Kazairo Hina Kino as Fa Natsumi Kawaida as Rufuria Manaka Iwami as Rakira To...
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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film Wins Special Jury Prize at L.A.'s Animation Is Film Fest

Festival hosted film's West Coast premiere on October 23 ― Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film won the Special Jury Prize at GKIDS, Annecy, and Variety magazine's Animation Is Film festival. The festival hosted the film's West Coast premiere along with the world premiere of the English dub for Poupelle of Ch...
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My Senpai Is Annoying ‒ Episode 3

This week's episode was definitely a step back compared to the first two in terms of comedy and variety, but I still found myself walking away mostly satisfied with what I came here for.
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Mamoru Miyano Talks Up Ranking of Kings In Amazon Prime Video Commercial

"You'll cry! Feel fuzzy inside! You'll be on the edge of your seat! And it will bring a bit of joy to your day." ― Voice actor Mamoru Miyano, who is best known for his roles as Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate), Light Yagami (Death Note), and Rin Matsuoka (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club), featured in two web commercials for Amazon Prime Video on October 16, where he promoted the service's anime content in his c...
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Niantic's Pikmin Bloom Smartphone AR Game Launches in Australia, Singapore

App based on Nintendo's franchise to launch in other countries "shortly" ― Developer Niantic announced on Tuesday that the new free-to-play AR (augmented reality) app based on Nintendo's Pikmin franchise has launched on iOS and Android devices in Australia and Singapore with the title Pikmin Bloom. The company will release the app in other countries and regions "shortly." In the app, as users walk, t...
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Game's Trailer Highlights Hisuian Zorua, Zoruark

Game launches for Switch on January 28 ― The Pokémon Company International began streaming a new trailer for its Nintendo Switch game Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Tuesday. The trailer highlights the Hisuian forms of Zorua and Zoroark, revealed in last week's trailer. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will launch worldwide for Switch on January 28. The game will take place in the Hisui region, the past version of...
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'Goodbye, Don Glees!' Anime Film's Promo Video Reveals, Previews Alexandros' Theme Song

Director Atsuko Ishizuka, Yuuki Kaji to appear at Tokyo Int'l Film Festival ― The official website for Atsuko Ishizuka and Madhouse's original anime film Goodbye, Don Glees! announced on Wednesday that rock band Alexandros performs the film's theme song "Rock the World." The website streamed a promotional video that previews the song: Ishizuka and voice actor Yuuki Kaji will appear on the red carpet ...
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AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline ‒ Episode 4

This episode actually does a lot to address some of my concerns about AMAIM from its introductory episodes, though it's definitely not perfect about getting there.
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Remake Games' Trailer Highlights Team Galactic

Remake games launch on Switch on November 19 ― The Pokémon Company International revealed a new trailer for the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl remake games on Tuesday. The video highlights Team Galactic, the games' antagonist team. The games will launch on November 19. The games will feature support for the Pokémon Home app in 2022. The games are also inspiring a new Nintendo Swi...
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Triangle Strategy Switch RPG's Trailer Highlights Mechanics, Story

Game debuts on March 4 ― Nintendo unveiled a new trailer for Square Enix's new tactical role-playing game Triangle Strategy (previously known under the tentative name "Project Triangle Strategy") on Tuesday. The trailer highlights the game's mechanics, characters, and story. The game will ship for the Switch on March 4. Nintendo describes the game: Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of Hous...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Returns to In-Person Events After 2 Years

1st event takes place on January 15-16 in Pasadena, California ― Konami announced on Tuesday that its Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) events will return to in-person events next year, starting with an event on January 15-16 at the Pasasdena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Konami will also host a Remote Duel event for Latin American players on the same weekend, with details for the even...
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Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls Anime's Video Reveals 2-Part Theatrical Format With January 28 Debut

More staff revealed for Mitsuo Iso's 1st new original anime since 2007's Dennō Coil ― The official website for Chikyūgai Shōnen Shōjo (Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls), director and writer Mitsuo Iso's first new original anime since 2007's Dennō Coil, began streaming the project's teaser trailer on Wednesday. The video reveals that the anime will screen in theaters, and will screen in two parts. The f...
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The Eminence in Shadow TV Anime Reveals Teaser Video, 2022 Debut, Visual, Staff

Kazuya Nakanishi directs series at Nexus ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Daisuke Aizawa's The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series revealed the show's teaser video, teaser visual, main staff, and 2022 premiere on Wednesday. Kazuya Nakanishi (chief animation director for Darwin's Game) is directing the anime at Nexus (Darwin's Game,...
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LiSA's New Demon Slayer Song Tops Utada's Last Evangelion Song in 1st-Week Downloads

"Akeboshi" single debuted on October 18, downloaded 75,630 times in 1st week ― LiSA's recent single "Akeboshi" ranked at #1 on the Oricon weekly digital single chart for the October 18-24 week, with 75,630 downloads since the single's October 18 digital release. The single surpassed Hikaru Utada's 72,000 first-week downloads for the "One Last Kiss" single for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0, which makes "Akebosh...
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Launches on Stadia

Game launched in January 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, PC; for Switch on September 24 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Tuesday that it has released the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game for Google Stadia on the same day. The game launched in January 2020 in both Japan and in the West. The game is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Bandai Namco Entertainment released a Switc...
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Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage! Smartphone Game Debuts Worldwide on December 7

Game debuted in Japan in September 2020 ― Sega and Colorful Palette revealed on Tuesday that their global release of the Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage! smartphone game will launch on iOS and Android devices on December 7. Sega describes the "mobile rhythm and visual novel" game: Hatsune Miku: COLORFUL STAGE! is a rhythm game featuring Hatsune Miku and her virtual friends, including virtual singers lik...
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Live-Action Usogui Film's Teaser Video Reveals More Cast, February 11 Opening

Kanata Hongō, Hiroaki Murakami, Mai Shiraishi, Shohei Miura, Kaito Sakurai join cast ― The official website for the live-action film of Toshio Sako's Usogui (The Lie Eater) manga began streaming a new teaser trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals five new cast members for the film, as well as the film's February 11 opening date. The new cast members include: Kanata Hongō (upper left i...
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Mewhan Joins Cast of Neko Jockey TV Anime Shorts' 2nd Season

2nd season airs for 4 episodes starting on November 4 ― Asahi TV announced on Wednesday that it has cast Mewhan as a female horse owner in the the second season of the Neko Jockey series of anime shorts. The new season will have four episodes and it will premiere on November 4. The show will have a new episode on Thursdays at 11:10 p.m. The show will also stream on TVer, Gyao!, and DLE's YouTube chan...
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Shoji Meguro Leaves Atlus, Works on Indie Game to be Announced on November 6

Persona series composer will continue to work on Atlus game music ― Atlus announced on Wednesday that composer Shoji Meguro has left the company as of the end of September. On the same day, Kodansha announced that it will support the composer in developing a new indie game through the company's Kodansha Game Creators Lab initiative. Meguro added in the announcement that he will continue to work on mu...
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New Kaiketsu Zorori Anime Gets 3rd Series in April 2022

Bandai Namco Pictures, Ajiado return to produce anime based on children's book series ― The official website for Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori (More! Seriously Unserious Incredible Zorori), the new television anime based on Yutaka Hara's Kaiketsu Zorori children's book series, announced on Wednesday that the anime will get a third series that will premiere on NHK E-TV in April 2022. Banda...

Netflix's Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Show Streams Trailer

Series premieres on November 19 ― Netflix began streaming a trailer on Tuesday for the live-action adaptation of Sunrise's Cowboy Bebop anime. Terri Schwartz presented the trailer livestream event. Netflix also revealed new key art and stills for the series. IMG cowboybeb__unit_01094rc.jpg IMG cowboybeb__unit_02745rc.jpg IMG cowboybeb__unit_03759rc.jpg IMG cowboybeb__unit_04533rc3.jpg IMG cowboybeb__...

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Sentai Filmworks Hosts Roundtable Discussion For Lupin III Anime's 50th Anniversary

Animation historians Charles Solomon, Roland Kelts participate in roundtable ― Sentai Filmworks commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Lupin III Part 1 anime with a roundtable discussion about the history and cultural significance of the series. Animation critic and historian Charles Solomon and Japanamerica author Roland Kelts participated in the discussion hosted on Sentai's YouTube channel. The ...
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Sword Art Online Holds Virtual Reality Horse Races

Players can control Kirito, Asuna jockeys inside VR racecourse for JRA campaign ― The Sword Art Online series is teaming up with the Japan Racing Association (JRA) for a horse racing game with a virtual reality twist. Players can control Sword Art Online jockey avatars inside the cluster VR platform, where they can obtain items and compete in races with other users for the weekend-exclusive "Aincrad ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, October 24-30

Higurashi When They Cry: GOU, Lupin the Third: Part 5 anime; Necromance, Boy Meets Maria manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date City Hunter Complete First Series BDPlease Discotek US$79.95 October 26 Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! Collection 3 BDCite Discotek US$59.95 October 26 Higurashi When They Cry: GOU Season 1 Part 1 BDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimation US$69.98 October...
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Doze Off Under The Warm Embrace of This Life-Sized Garchomp Cushion

Garchomp cushion is 1.9 meters long and costs 57,200 yen each ― The much-anticipated Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl will be released for the Nintendo Switch in less than a month, and to celebrate the occasion, Bandai has announced the release of a massive 1.9-meter-long (approximately 6.2 foot) Garchomp cushion. But instead of recreating Garchomp's cool and intimidating stance, t...
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Kakushigoto's Kōji Kumeta Launches New Manga

New manga is titled Shibuya Near Family ― This year's 48th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine debuted a new manga titled Shibuya Near Family by creator Kōji Kumeta on Wednesday. The magazine published a short, uncredited prologue chapter for the manga in the previous issue on October 20. Kumeta's most recent manga is Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition. Kumeta (Sayonara, Zetsubou-S...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Crossover Smartphone Game Gets Limited-Time Quintessential Quintuplets Collab

Fully voiced crossover event will run from November 1 to 14 ― The Kanojo, Okarishimasu Heroine All-Stars smartphone game, based on Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga, already features crossover characters from other series that have appeared in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine, such as Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, and Fire Force. Now it will hold a limited-time cro...
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Mieruko-chan ‒ Episode 4

Miko grows increasingly frayed by her nonstop visions of the otherworldly. The bath scene feels especially disconcerting, and that's even if we ignore the return of the out-of-place fanservice.
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Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, Manga Creator Yumiko Ōshima Honored as Persons of Cultural Merit

Yumiko Ōshima popularized catgirls with Wata no Kuni Hoshi manga ― The Japanese government announced Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino and Wata no Kuni Hoshi (The Star of Cottonland) manga creator Yumiko Ōshima as well as 19 other recipients of this year's Person of Cultural Merit honor on Tuesday. Tomino created and directed the Mobile Suit Gundam anime in 1979. He made his debut at Osamu Tezuka's Mus...
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Plunderer Limited S1 Edition Delayed to November 29

Limited edition will include an artbook, acrylic standee, art cards and stickers ― Funimation has announced that the Limited Blu-ray/DVD edition of Plunderer Season 1 (pictured right) has been delayed from November 1 to November 29. Funimation's full release schedule is as follows: October 11 Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar – The Complete Series (Blu-ray and Digital Copy). October 18 Robotech Part 1 The ...
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Kaitō Queen wa Circus ga Osuki Theatrical Anime Reveals Visual, Staff, Story

Story follows Phantom Thief Queen; their partners Joker, RD ― The official website for the theatrical original video anime (OVA) of Kaoru Hayamine's Kaitō Queen wa Circus ga Osuki (Mirage Queen Aime Cirque) novel revealed the anime's visual, staff and story on Tuesday. Saori Den (Pokémon episode director) is directing the project at East Fish Studio, and Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm, Ori...
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The Faraway Paladin ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

In terms of the old three-episode-test (is that still a thing?), I feel like The Faraway Paladin passes with flying colors. Tension, mystery, excitement, world-building – I'm genuinely eager to see where this one goes this season.
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Kenji Kamiyama's Original Anime Feature Eien no 831 Reveals Cast

January anime stars Sōma Saitō, M.A.O, Kazuyuki Okitsu ― The official website and Twitter account for director Kenji Kamiyama's new anime feature Eien no 831 (The Eternal 831) revealed the main cast on Tuesday. The cast includes: Sōma Saitō as Suzushirо̄ Asano, who has the "power to stop time" M.A.O as Nazuna Hashimoto, who has the same "power" as Suzushirо Kazuyuki Okitsu as Seri Agawa, who is Nazun...
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How Do You Live? Novel

Much like how reading the novels of 18th-century author Fanny Burney can explain a lot about Jane Austen's work, reading How Do You Live? gives us insight into the works of Hayao Miyazaki. ― Much like how reading the novels of 18th-century author Fanny Burney can explain a lot about Jane Austen's work, reading How Do You Live? gives us insight into the works of Hayao Miyazaki. That's not surprising, ...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 996

The scale of this arc – by every possible metric – is immense. We are witnessing so many plot threads, character arcs, and narrative themes coming to a head here at Wano that it can be a bit dizzying.
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Oresuki Creators' Idol Light Novel Shine Post Gets Anime Next Summer

Multimedia project reveals cast, staff, videos, visuals, game, manga, concerts ― Konami Digital Entertainment and Straight Edge announced on Tuesday that writer Rakuda and illustrator Buriki's Shine Post light novel is getting an anime adaptation that will premiere next summer. The anime will be part of the Shine Post multimedia idol project, which will also include a game by Akihiro Ishihara (The ID...
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Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut ‒ Episode 4

As it turns out, however, this week's entry is actually something of a downtime episode, a breather presented for the characters before Irina goes into intense isolation training with the next episode.
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Sequel Film Opens Next Summer

Film continues story after anime's 2nd season ― The official Twitter account for The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) television anime revealed on Tuesday that the Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie) sequel anime film will open in early summer 2022. The account also revealed a new video and visual for the film. The anime's second season premiered on TBS...
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86 Season 2 ‒ Episode 15

While the events of the episode itself are generally pretty calm, we see plenty of images of crows perching, clearly signaling the death and destruction to come.
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Gundam Spinoff Novel About Office Worker Reincarnated as Kycillia Ends

Kampfer's Toshihiko Tsukiji, Date A Bullet's NOCO launched story last November ― The December issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine published the final chapter of Toshihiko Tsukiji and NOCO's Kidō Senshi Gundam: Iden Nijūyon-sai Shokugyō OL, Tensei-saki de Kycilia Yattemasu (Mobile Suit Gundam: Spinoff - I'm a 24-Year-Old Office Worker Who Reincarnated as Kycilia) spinoff story on Tuesday. The stor...
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Idoly Pride Manga Ends in Next Chapter

Hiroki Haruse launched manga for idol franchise in June 2020 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Comic Newtype manga website revealed on Tuesday that Idoly Pride: Stage of Asterism, Hiroki Haruse's manga for the Idoly Pride multimedia idol project, will end with its next chapter. The announcement did not reveal when the final chapter would debut. The franchise's story begins when high schoo...
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Hajime Segawa's Shikabane-Gatana Manga Ends in November

Manga by Ga-Rei author launched in 2020 ― The December issue of Kadokawa's Shonen Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that Hajime Segawa's Shikabane-Gatana (Corpse Sword) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on November 26. The "battle action" manga centers on Jūki Kiki (name romanization not official), a middle school boy who lives a happy life despite slightly strange family circumstances. But ...

Retailers List Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu Light Novels With TV Anime (Updated)

Novels center on man who is summoned to another world, saves it, is deported back to his original world, then summoned again ― Retailers Amazon and Rakuten are listing the seventh volume of Arashiyama's manga adaptation of Kazuha Kishimoto's Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu (Summoned to Another World for a Second Time) light novel series with a cover that states the franchise is getting a television anim...
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Futsal Boys!!!!! App Streams Opening Animated Video

Video previews 29 characters for app launching this year ― The official website for Bandai Namco Arts, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and diomedéa's Futsal Boys!!!!! multimedia project began streaming an opening animated video for the franchise's app on Tuesday. The video previews the game's 29 characters, and features the theme song "Higher Goals." All 29 cast members sing the song. The site will revea...
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Manga Creator Brothers Sanpei Shirato, Tetsuji Okamoto Pass Away of Pneumonia 4 Days Apart

Brothers worked on Legend of Kamui manga franchise together ― Shogakukan announced on Monday that manga creator Sanpei Shirato (real name Noboru Okamoto) and manga artist Tetsuji Okamoto passed away on October 8 and October 12, respectively. Shirato was 89. Shirato (pictured left in image at right) passed away due to aspiration pneumonia, and Okamoto (pictured right) passed away due to interstitial p...
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Tropical-Rouge! Precure Film Opens at #1

The Laws of the Universe: Elohim Chapter drops to #4 Eiga Tropical-Rouge! Precure: Yuki no Princess to Kiseki no Yubiwa! (Tropical-Rouge! Precure the Movie: The Snow Princess and the Miraculous Ring), the new anime film for the Tropical-Rouge! Precure anime, ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The film earned 169,625,170 yen (about US$1.48 million) over the weekend and sold about 141,000 tickets i...
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Hidekichi Matsumoto Launches Ikimonogatari Manga on November 9

Manga to tell stories about mysteries, eccentricities of animal behavior ― This year's 22nd issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Hidekichi Matsumoto will launch a new manga titled Ikimonogatari in the magazine's 23rd issue on November 9. The new manga will tell stories about the mysteries and eccentricities of the behavior of animals. Matsumoto launched the With a Dog AND a C...
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Live-Action noise Film's Trailer Reveals 8 New Cast Members

Ayumi Itō, Yoshi Sakō, Takaya Sakoda, Kazuki Namioka, more join cast of January 2022 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Tetsuya Tsutsui's noise manga began streaming the film's full trailer on Tuesday. The trailer reveals eight new cast members for the film. The site also unveiled the film's poster art. The new cast members include (clockwise from upper left in image above): Ayum...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc ‒ Episode 3

“Should Have Been” is very much a chunk of plot that feels like it has been plucked rather ungracefully from a larger whole, which doesn't do the episode any favors.
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2nd Part ‒ Episode 15

Eris's physical growth as a swordswoman has been a consistent theme throughout the past few episodes, but her faltering steps towards emotional maturity are just as important to her character arc.

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The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window ‒ Episode 4

Who is Hiyakawa? By this point, it's clear that there's something really off about him...
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Detective Conan Creator Draws Tribute For Lupin III's 50th Anniversary

Lupin III Part 1 anime premiered in Japan on October 24, 1971 ― The Lupin III Part 1 anime premiered in Japan on October 24, 1971; to commemorate its 50th anniversary, distinguished creators and celebrities in Japan have released tribute messages. Detective Conan manga creator Gosho Aoyama drew an illustration of the iconic femme fatale heroine Fujiko as part of his tribute. Prominent Lupin III anima...
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Lupin the 3rd Part 6 ‒ Episode 2

It's a neat revelation that the 'Holmes' we're seeing here is in fact a successor to the named mantle of the famous detective, and there's definitely something cheeky about Lupin's crack about not knowing how his line of succession works
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Hellman & Friedman Enters Agreement to Acquire Bookscan-Owning Market Information Company NPD Group

NPD Group announced on Monday that private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire the market information company NPD Group. Following completion of the notification and consultation process with NPD's employee-works council, Hellman & Friedman and NPD are expected to enter into a definitive sale agreement, and the transaction is expected to close by the e...
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - The Second Act ‒ Episode 4

Now, however, it's looking much more like the relationships between parents and children is a stronger force than we (or at least I) was led to believe, Inu Yasha and Kagome's non-reaction to seeing Moroha notwithstanding.
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The Dawn of the Witch TV Anime Premieres in April 2022

Fantasy story set in same world as Grimoire of Zero light novels ― The official Twitter account for Kodansha's Magapoke app revealed on Tuesday that the anime adaptation of writer Kakeru Kobashiri's The Dawn of the Witch (Mahōtsukai Reimeiki) light novel series will premiere in April 2022. The light novel series is set in the same fantasy world as Kobashiri's (Grimoire of Zero) Zero Kara Hajimeru Mah...
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Super Robot Wars 30 Game's Trailers Preview 2nd DLC Pack Featuring Ultraman, Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

2nd DLC pack launches in December ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming two trailers on Monday for Super Robot Wars 30, the latest game in the long-running Super Robot Wars crossover strategy role-playing game series. The first video previews the game's second DLC pack, and reveals that it will feature content from Ultraman, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, and Super Robot Wars OG. Th...
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hololive VTubers Pose For Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Game

Oozora Subaru, Shirakami Fubuki, Inugami Korone will stream game releasing on October 26 ― The hololive Virtual YouTubers Oozora Subaru, Shirakami Fubuki, and Inugami Korone have teamed up with Square Enix to promote the Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy video game. The talents will stream the game on their respective YouTube channels on October 26, 27, and 29 respectively. They also posed for an imag...
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Blue Period ‒ Episode 3

For Yatora, the quest to improve is at least two-fold. He needs to understand art on a different level, not just as something that he personally finds fulfilling, but as something that fulfills other people.
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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Inu-Oh Anime Films Win Awards at Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival

Yoriko Mizushiri's "Anxious Body" short film also wins ― The 23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) announced on Sunday that Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Studio 4°C's anime film of Kanako Nishi's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel, has won the Korean Society of Cartoon and Animation Studies (KOSCAS) President's Prize in the Special Awards category, and Masaaki Yuas...
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The aquatope on white sand ‒ Episode 16

And then, in a genuinely shocking twist that is delivered with perfect staging and sound design, the episode reveals the driving motivations for Haebara Chiyu.
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Cells at Work: Platelets!' Yasu Launches New Manga in November

Story follows "destined pair" of fairy princess and cold-blooded emperor ― This year's December issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine announced on Tuesday that Yasu (illustrator for Cells at Work: Platelets!, pictured right, Toradora!) is launching a new manga titled Reiketsu Ryūkо̄ Heika no 'Unmei no Tsugai' Desu ga, Kо̄kyū ni Hikikomorо̄ to Omoimasu ~Yо̄ Ryū o Mederu no ni Isagashi no ...
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Real-Life News Announcer Reports Death Game In Sword Art Online Progressive Film Commercial

Film opens in Japan on November 30 ― Professional news announcer Chiaki Matsuzawa recently made a concerning report on air: "Players of the first Full Dive online game are unable to return to the real world." Fortunately, the announcement was for a commercial rather than being actual news. The Sword Art Online official Twitter account posted the ad for the upcoming the Sword Art Online the Movie -Pro...
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Komi Can't Communicate ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

The path to finding 100 friends when the act of speaking instills so much physical fear in you sounds more daunting than a lot of other end-of-the-world stakes you see in other anime. Even if you can't relate to that struggle, the show's attention to detail and directing makes you really feel the weight of how much Komi has probably gone through in silence.
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Fena: Pirate Princess ‒ SEASON FINALE

Of all the things I expected Fena: Pirate Princess to remind me of, a Stephen King novel was not on my list.
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Yukari Takinami Launches New Manga on Kodansha's New Site

&Sofa website launches on November 22 ― Kodansha announced on Monday on Twitter and in the December issues of its Kiss and Afternoon magazines that it is launching a new manga website "&Sofa" that will debut on November 22. Yukari Takinami (Ex-Enthusiasts: Motokare Mania) will launch a new manga titled Watashitachi wa Mutsū Renai ga Shitai ~Kagiaka Joshi to Hoshikuzu Danshi to Femi Ojisan (We Want a ...
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Chūgaku Akamatsu, Mioko Ohnishi's Fenrir Manga Reaches Climax

Historical fantasy epic manga launched in August 2018 ― The November issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine revealed on Monday that Chūgaku Akamatsu (Aria the Scarlet Ammo) and Mioko Ohnishi's (Battle Royale: Angels' Border) Fenrir manga will reach its climax in the next chapter on November 25. Akamatsu and Ohnishi launched the manga in Monthly Big Gangan in August 2018. Akamatsu is writi...
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Sakugan ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

But even the best robots can't save a show without good characters, so thankfully our father-daughter duo go above and beyond carrying their weight in that regard.

Lupin III Anime's Current U.S. English Dub Cast Confirmed

Anime NYC event will host dub cast at event on November 19-21 ― The Anime NYC convention announced on Friday that it is hosting the current U.S. English dub cast for the Lupin III franchise at its event on November 19-21, and revealed the main English dub cast members. The cast, including the previously announced Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen, includes: Tony Oliver as Lupin III Lex Lang as Goemon Is...
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Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter ‒ Episode 4

I won't deny that I was pleased to see them bring Gin back for a guest spot as we rounded Togo's internal struggles up to her retrieval in the second episode of Hero Chapter.
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Satoru Akahori Launches New Manga on November 12

Menhera Samurai centers on shy, shut-in samurai in Edo period ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Satoru Akahori will launch a new manga titled Menhera Samurai (Mental Health Samurai) that will launch in the magazine's next issue on November 12. Kyūjo Matsumoto will draw the manga. The manga centers on an extremely shy and shut-in samurai in Japan's ...
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Restaurant to Another World Season 2 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

It's a miracle, and honestly, that's what good food is: miracles that emerge from baking, braising, broiling, grilling, sauteing, and whatever else we do to raw ingredients.
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Impossibility Defense's Arata Miyatsuki Launches New Manga on Manga Park Site

Young Animal publishes preview serialization on November 12 ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Arata Miyatsuki will launch a new manga titled Chōeki Kazuyoshi ~Shakai no Gomi desu kedo Kansha Shite Kuremasu ka?~ (Kazuyoshi the Criminal ~I Know I'm Societal Refuse, But Can You at Least Spare Some Thanks?~). Motoi Tanaka is drawing the art. The magazi...
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Level-5's Fantasy Life Online Smartphone Game Gets English Release

Open beta for Android launches on October 28 in Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Finland, Romania, Argentina ― Level 5 and Boltrend Games announced on Friday that Boltrend Games will release Level 5's Fantasy Life Online iOS and Android game worldwide. An open beta for the Android version of the game will launch on October 28 in Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Finland, Romania, and Argentina, and run throug...
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Yostar Pictures, Kengo Saitō Reveal Sorairo Utility Anime About Golf

Yostar Pictures reveals visual for new anime ― Anime studio Yostar Pictures and its company director Kengo Saitō (animation director for Kiznaiver, Little Witch Academia, SSSS.Dynazenon) announced on Twitter on Monday that the studio is producing an original golf-themed anime titled Sorairo Utility (Sky Blue Utility). Saitō stated Yostar Pictures will announce the staff and cast at a later date. Sait...
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Author: I Think Our Son Is Gay Manga Will Not End in 4th Volume

Various retailers previously listed manga as ending in 4th volume ― Manga creator Okura stated on Twitter on October 11 that his manga I Think Our Son Is Gay (Uchi no Musuko wa Tabun Gay) will not end in the fourth volume, despite several Japanese retailers recently listing that the manga would end in that volume. The volume will ship on November 22. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga ...
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Toei Animation, Sotsu Unveil Sharedol Franchise's 'Pilot Film'

"Edo x Idol" IP centers on idols in "Neo Edo" world ― Toei Animation began streaming the anime "pilot film" for its new IP Sharedol on Monday. Toei Animation's new intellectual property research team PEROs (Prototyping and Experimental Research in Oizumi Studio) and young producers of Sotsu produced the pilot project together. The video features the song "SHA ☆ LA ☆ LA ☆ Sharakuse !!!" by the group L...
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Coa Momose's '3-byo Ato, Yajū.: Gōkon de Suma ni Ita Kare wa Midara na Nikushoku Deshita' Adult Manga Gets AnimeFesta Anime

"Teens love" manga centers on woman with trauma from "carnivore"-like men ― Suiseisha announced on Monday that Coa Momose's 3-byo Ato, Yajū.: Gōkon de Suma ni Ita Kare wa Midara na Nikushoku Deshita (3-Seconds Later, A Wild Beast.: The Man in the Corner at the Mixer Was Indecently Carnivorous) manga is inspiring an AnimeFesta (formerly ComicFesta Anime and Anime Zone) television anime. The staff will...

Sentai Filmworks Announces Kakegurui Anime's English Dub Cast

Company will release 1st season on BD on November 30 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday the English dub cast for its planned release of the Kakegurui anime based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's manga on Blu-ray Disc on November 30. The company also streamed a video for the dub. The English dub cast includes: Estelle Link as Yumeko Jabami Adam Gibbs as Ryota Suzui Cat Thomas as Itsuki Sumera...
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Chibi Maruko-chan Manga Gets Its 1st Stage Play in Winter 2022

35th anniversary play imagines Maruko-chan's male classmates later in high school ― Stage production company Nelke Planning announced on Monday that it is producing the first stage play adaptation of Momoko Sakura's Chibi Maruko-chan manga. The stage play will imagine the boys of Maruko's third-grade class later on, when they are in high school. The stage play will debut in winter 2022, and will serv...
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Streaming Premiere of Lupin III Part 1 Anime's English Dub Delayed

― TMS Entertainment announced on Saturday that it has delayed its planned world premiere of the English-dubbed first episode of Lupin III Part 1 on Sunday. TMS Entertainment will reschedule the event, and will announce further details at a later date. The episode was scheduled to debut on TMS Entertainment's YouTube channel on October 24 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the 50th anniversary of the first epsiode's...
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CloverWorks Animates Video for Gran Saga Smartphone RPG With Radwimps Song

MMORPG debuts in Japan on November 18 ― The official YouTube channel for the South Korean smartphone massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Gran Saga streamed the 30-second version of the "Maka Fushigi" (Complete Enigma) special anime video on Monday. The video features animation by anime studio CloverWorks (DARLING in the FRANXX, Wonder Egg Priority, Horimiya) and the game's Japanes...

My Dress-Up Darling Anime's Video Unveils Cast, January Debut

Hina Suguta, Shōya Ishige star as cosplay hobbyists ― The staff of the television anime of Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga unveiled the anime's first promotional video on Monday. The video reveals the anime's two main cast members, and also reveals the anime's January 2022 premiere date. The cast includes: Hina Suguta as Marin Kitagawa Shōya Ishige as Wak...

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Aria the Animation and Goblin Slayer Released Monday

Also next volume of Black Clover ― On Monday October 25, MVM will release Aria the Animation on Blu-ray. MVM describes the series: "Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to a sparkling planet covered in water, Aqua, formerly known as Mars. By the 24th century, humans have found a way to colonize the formerly uninhabitable planet. More than anything, Akari wants to be...
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Netflix U.S. Adds Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime in November

Netflix also adds live-action Cowboy Bebop, Super Crooks anime, The Summit of the Gods animated film in November ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will stream Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game), the anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game sequel manga, in the United States on November 15. The company also announced on Wednesd...

Arknights Smartphone Game Gets Animated TV Series by Yostar Pictures

Season 1 'Prelude to Dawn' is in production ― The official Twitter accounts for the Arknights smartphone game announced on Sunday that the game is inspiring an animated television series. Season 1 "Prelude to Dawn" is already in production at Yostar Pictures. Chinese developers Studio Montagne and Hypergryph released the game in China in May 2019, and then Yostar launched the game worldwide in Januar...
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Azure Konno's Koe de Oshigoto!! Sequel Manga Ends in November

Original manga inspired 2-episode OVA in 2010 ― The December issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed on Monday that Azure Konno's Koe de Oshigoto!! manga will end in the magazine's next issue in November. The manga is a sequel to Konno's Koe de Oshigoto! manga, and it launched in Monthly Action in May 2020. Futabasha published the manga's second volume on June 10, and will publish the t...
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Girls' Frontline TV Anime's January 2022 Premiere, More Cast & Staff Confirmed

Mikako Komatsu, Nao Tōyama, more join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Sunborn Network's Girls' Frontline smartphone game confirmed on Sunday a new promotional video, key visual, more cast and staff members, and January 2022 premiere. The video reveals and previews the ending theme song "HORIZON" by Team Shachi. The anime will stream globally and will also air on TV in Japan. T...
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Aoi Hiiragi's Hoshikuzu Serenade Manga Ends Next Chapter

Sequel to Hoshi no Hitomi no Silhouette from author of Whisper of the Heart launched in 2018 ― The 35th chapter of Aoi Hiiragi's Hoshikuzu Serenade: Hoshi no Hitomi no Silhouette another story (Stardust Serenade: The Pupil of a Star another story) manga revealed on Friday that the manga will end in its next chapter. The manga is a sequel to Hiiragi's Hoshi no Hitomi no Silhouette manga, and it launch...
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Cloverworks Reveals Tokyo 24th Ward Original TV Anime for January 2022 Debut

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure director Naokatsu Tsuda directs anime ― Cloverworks announced on Sunday that it is producing a new original television anime series titled Tokyo 24-ku (Tokyo Twenty Fourth Ward) that will debut in January 2022. Naokatsu Tsuda (director of first four JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime seasons, chief director of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) is directing the anime at Clove...

Love Live! Superstar!! Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season premiered on July 11 ― The official YouTube channel for the Love Live! franchise began streaming a video on Sunday that announces that the Love Live! Superstar!! television anime will get a second season. The anime premiered on public broadcaster NHK's E-tele channel on July 11 and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the series as it aired. "Liella," the new idol group that starred ...
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Touhou Project Fan Games Gensō Shōjo Taisen, Kubinashi Recollection Get Switch Release

Kubinashi Recollection also gets Steam release ― Game publisher Phoenixx announced on Sunday that it will release the Touhou Project fan game Gensō Shōjo Taisen for Nintendo Switch in 2022. The company also announced it will release the Touhou Project fan game Kubinashi Recollection for Switch and Steam on December 9. Phoenixx is streaming a promotional video for the Switch version of Gensō Shōjo Tai...
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Makoto Furukawa, ZAQ Perform Theme Songs for Requiem of the Rose King Anime

ALI Project's Arika Takarano writes song for Furukawa ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Aya Kanno's Requiem of the Rose King (Bara-Ō no Sōretsu) manga revealed the theme song artists for the show's first cours (quarter of a year) on Sunday. Voice actor Makoto Furukawa will perform the opening theme song "Ware, Bara ni Insu." Arika Takarano from ALI Project is writing the s...
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Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Trinkle Stars Anime's New Video Announces 1-Month Delay

OVA rescheduled from December 24 to January 28 ― EXNOA announced on Saturday that the all-ages original video anime (OVA) of its CaramelBox brand's Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Trinkle Stars game has been delayed from December 24, 2021 to January 28, 2022 due to production issues. The staff produced a new promotional video with the date change: 12月発売予定のおとボク3OVA、発売日のほうを2022年1月28日へと変更になりました。申し訳ございません新た...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, October 11-17

Japan Sinks live-action series earns 15.7% rating ― This week's episode of Nippon Chinmotsu - Kibō no Hito (Japan Sinks - People of Hope), a new live-action version of Sakyo Komatsu's Japan Sinks (Nihon Chinmotsu) science-fiction novel, aired on Sunday, October 17 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned a 15.7% rating. The latest episode of Radiation House 2, the second season live-action series based on Tomohir...

Macross Plus Movie to Screen in U.S. Theaters on December 14

Fathom Events to screen mecha romance film for 1 day only ― Fathom Events announced on Saturday that it will screen the Macross Plus Movie Edition in U.S. theaters with English subtitles on December 14 for one day only. A trailer debuted at the Super Dimension Convention in California earlier in the day, and the trailer will go online before the screenings. Tickets will go on sale on November 12. Mac...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, October 11-17

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles PS4 version debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: October 11-17 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles Aniplex October 14 94,849 94,849 2NSwMetroid Dread Nintendo October 8 22,221 109,019 3PS5Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles Aniplex ...
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We Must Never Fall in Love! Manga Gets Digital 10th Volume

9th volume ships on November 12th, 10th volume debuts digitally as final volume on December 13 ― The December issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Friday that Haru Tsukishima's We Must Never Fall in Love! (Zettai ni Tokimeite wa Ikenai!) manga will have a 10th volume that will be a digital exclusive, and it will be available on December 13. The manga's ninth and final physical compiled bo...

Nana to Kaoru 3rd Year Spinoff Manga Ends on October 29

Nana to Kaoru ~Kōkōsei no SM Gokko~ manga launched in November 2018 ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Ryuta Amazume's Nana to Kaoru ~Kōkōsei no SM Gokko~ (High Schoolers' S&M Play) manga will end in the 35th issue of Hakusensha's Harem magazine on October 29. The manga's fifth volume will be the final volume, and it will ship on December 24. The ma...
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The Decagon House Murders Manga Ends With Volume 5 Next Spring

Manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's classic mystery novel launched in 2019 ― The fourth compiled book volume of Hiro Kiyohara's manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's The Decagon House Murders (Jukkakukan no Satsujin) novel revealed on Thursday that the manga will end with its fifth volume, which will ship in spring 2022. Kodansha's Afternoon magazine revealed in July that the manga had begun its fi...
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Bunny Drop's Yumi Unita Draws New 1-Shot on October 29

Senbon Umishima, Kousuke Oono also draw 1-shots ― The December issue of Shinchosha's Monthly Comic Bunch magazine revealed on Thursday that Yumi Unita will release a new one-shot manga titled "Dōtō Frost Flowers" (Frost Flowers of Dōtō) on Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch website on October 29. Anime character designer and animator Senbon Umishima (Black Bullet, Recovery of an MMO Junkie) is also launching ...
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Crunchyroll Briefly Reports More Cast, January 2022 Debut for Girls' Frontline TV Anime (Updated)

Report also contained new video, revealed theme song artist ― Update: While Crunchyroll originally reported on Saturday more information about the Girls' Frontline television anime as ANN reported below, Crunchyroll has since deleted its article. The video originally available in Crunchyroll's article is also no longer available. The staff for the Girls' Frontline anime have not yet officially confir...

Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Anime Gets 2nd Season

Announced at evening session of anime's special event on Saturday ― The evening session of a special event for the anime of Nanashi's Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) manga announced on Saturday that production on a second season has been green-lit. Character designer Misaki Suzuki drew a visual to celebrate the news: Vertical publishes the manga in English, and it describe...
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Fuyumi Soryo's Cesare Manga Ends in November After 16 Years

Mars, ES author launched historical manga in 2005 ― This year's 47th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Fuyumi Soryo's CESARE - Il Creatore che ha distrutto historical manga will end in its next chapter. The next chapter will appear in the magazine's 52nd issue on November 25. The biographical work tells the story of Cesare Borgia. Motoaki Hara supervises the manga. Soryo ...
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Star Wars Leia Manga Goes Back on Hiatus

LINE app to still post bonus illustrations during hiatus ― The LINE Manga app revealed on Saturday that Haruichi's Star Wars: Leia Ōjo no Shiren (Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan) manga is going back on hiatus "for a little while." The LINE app will still publish bonus illustrations during the hiatus. Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan launched on the LINE Manga app in May 2019, and had gone on...
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'Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it' Anime's 2nd Season Reveals April 2022 Debut, 2 More Cast Members (Updated)

Marina Yamada, Yuuki Kaji join cast ― The "9th Anitama Matsuri" live-streaming event on Saturday revealed that the second television anime season based on Alifred Yamamoto's Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it (Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita) manga will premiere in April 2022. The event also revealed a promotional video and a new visual. The anime's second season is titled Ri...
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Japanese Communist Party Claims No Contradiction In Opposing Regulation of Anime, Manga

Party still hopes creative trends will move away from sexualizing children ― On October 6, the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) became a subject of debate when it updated its policy page addressing its stance on regulating Japanese anime and manga ahead of the next general election. The page stated that while the JCP opposes the categorization of manga, anime, and games as "fictional child pornography"...

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Toei Animation, Funimation to Hold Global Livestream Celebrating One Piece's 1,000th Episode on November 20

Event will stream episodes 998-999 along with prize giveaways ― Funimation and Toei Animation will held a global livestream event celebrating the One Piece anime's 1,000th episode broadcast on November 20 at 3 p.m. PST. The event will be streamed on Funimation's and Toei Animation's official YouTube channels, as well as the One Piece official Facebook page. Influencer and self-described "professional...

TMS Entertainment Streams Lupin III Part 1 Anime's 1st Episode in English

Dub's world premiere streams from October 24-31 ― TMS Entertainment announced on Friday that it will stream the world premiere of the English-dubbed first episode of Lupin III Part 1 on its official YouTube channel on October 24 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the 50th anniversary of the first epsiode's original airdate in Japan. The episode will be available until October 31. Richard Epcar, director of the Engli...
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Hard of Hearing Animator Draws Ranking of Kings Sign Language Sequence

Hiromi Yoshida posts her drawings from episode 2 ― The Ranking of Kings anime tells the story of a Deaf prince who strives to become the greatest king. An animator who worked on a sign language sequence in episode 2 revealed that she has a personal connection to the subject matter of the series. "I drew two parts of the sign language cut in episode 2. I love this manga, and it was a very fun experien...
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Ranking of Kings ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Despite the adversity from nearly every human around him, Bojji wants to believe in himself and make his father proud, but he's facing a world with customs that are not designed for him.
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Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Game Delayed to Spring 2022

Remakes of 1st 2 Advance Wars games was scheduled for December 3 ― Nintendo announced on Friday that its Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Nintendo Switch game, which includes remakes of the Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising Game Boy Advance games, has been delayed from December 3 to spring 2022. The company stated that the game needs some more "fine tuning." The game will feature both ...
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Yen Press Licenses God Bless the Mistaken, I Want to Be a Wall, Let's Go Karaoke! Manga

God Bless the Mistaken simulpub launches on October 27 ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it will release the I Want to Be a Wall and Let's Go Karaoke! manga in April 2022, as well as the God Bless the Mistaken manga as a digital simulpub series on October 27. Title: God Bless the Mistaken Creator: Nakatani Nio Release: October 27, 2021 Summary: Kon lives in a world that bugs out regularly—every mo...
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Digimon Ghost Game ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

The franchise finally looks like it's being updated for an actual modern audience while taking advantage of some of the creative conventions that come with telling this type of story in this specific day and age.
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Funimation Announces King's Raid Anime's English Dub, Cast

1st 13 episodes premiered in English on Thursday ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it is streaming an English dub for KING's RAID: Successors of the Will (King's Raid: Ishi o Tsugumono-tachi), the television anime of South Korean developer Vespa's King's Raid smartphone RPG app. The anime's first 13 epsiodes premiered in English on Thursday. The English cast includes: Aleks Le as Kasel Kira Buc...
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Platinum End ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

The script feels intimately familiar with the machinations of a conniving megalomaniac who's happy to murder and scheme his way to godhood, but the average teenager is an enigma of vagaries and platitudes.
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France-Luxembourg's Summit of the Gods Animated Film's Trailer Streamed

Netflix to release film in theaters, streaming service in November ― Netflix began streaming on Friday a trailer for the France-Luxembourg animated film of Jiro Taniguchi's The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga. Netflix has the worldwide rights to the film outside of France, Benelux, China, Japan, and Korea. Netflix will release the film in select U.S. theaters on November 24 and in sele...
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Japan's New Ghibli Collection Set Offers 1st 'Ghiblies' Short on BD/DVD for 1st Time

Set of 11 Ghibli works ships on December 1 ― Disney's official Japanese website lists Ghibli ga Ippai Kantoku mo Ippai Collection, a collection of Studio Ghibli works from the directors besides studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, for release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on December 1. As a bonus, the collection will offer the first Ghiblies short on disc for the first time. The collection...
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More Pokemon Added to BBC iPlayer Site

Site adds Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles series and the film Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life ― The BBC has released further Pokemon anime on BBC iPlayer site, following its release in August of Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension (Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension). The series Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles can now be found here ...
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Funimation Releasing U.K. Steelbooks of Goblin Slayer and Darling in the Franxx

Exclusive releases on Zavvi website in November ― Funimation has Tweeted that it will release Complete Collection Steelbooks of the series Goblin Slayer (on November 22) and DARLING in the FRANXX (on November 8). Both will be exclusively available from the Zavvi website. Goblin Slayer, pictured right, is the 2018 dark fantasy series set in a violent world, about an adventurer who is legendary for kil...
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2020 Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Anime's Compilation Debuts at Sunrise Festival

Compilation with added new cuts will close out festival on October 31 ― The official website for Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Shichi Tamashii no Ryūjinmaru (Seven-Souled Ryūjinmaru), anime studio Sunrise and Bandai Spirits' Tamashii Nations toy brand's 2020 project in the Wataru franchise, confirmed in August that the anime's special edition compilation will debut as the closing work in Sunrise studio's Sun...
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Anime Whiteboard Gallery at Canning Town Station This Saturday

Anime pictures will be displayed at station near MCM Comic Con London ― This weekend, hundreds of anime fans will be pouring through London's Canning Town station, many dressed as Saiyans or Shinigami, on their way to the MCM Comic London convention at the ExCel Centre a couple of stops away. (Canning Town station is a transfer point between the London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway.) On...
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New MVM Acquisitions Include Dororo, Third Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Film

Also comedy The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. and collected God Eater ― MVM has Tweeted that it has made the following acquisitions: Dororo (pictured right) to be released as a Blu-Ray - 2019 TV series set in fifteenth-century about a boy seeking his body parts stolen by demons, based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka. The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. (pictured left), to be released as a Blu-Ray ...
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Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff, December 6 Debut

Kenichi Takitoh, Nana Mizuki star in adaptation of Ehime "local tale" ― The official website for the television anime of Ehime prefecture's "local tale" Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan (The Sad and Fat Cat) revealed the anime's cast, staff, and December 6 premiere date on Friday. Kenichi Takitoh plays the titular "sad and fat cat" Maru (left in image above), while Ehime native Nana Mizuki plays the black ca...

Mandarake Executive Charged for Operating Adult Store in Tokyo's Nakano Broadway (Updated)

Police searched shop in September after complaints that it was near store for teenaged girls ― Tokyo Metropolitan Police formally charged the 60-year-old male executive of legal affairs for the secondhand otaku retail chain Mandarake on Friday with violating the Businesses Affecting Public Morals Regulation Law. The charge alleges that the retail chain operated a store that displayed a large amount o...
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NetEase Games Acquires No More Heroes Developer Grasshopper Manufacture

Transfer came into effect on May 31 ― Gōichi Suda's (SUDA51's) game developing studio Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. announced on Friday that Chinese developer NetEase Games has acquired the company from GungHo Online Entertainment. The transfer came into effect on May 31. Suda added that Grasshopper Manufacture now has "a unique opportunity to rethink the game development and organization structure." ...

Netflix Unveils Trailer, More Cast for Super Crooks Anime (Updated)

Hiroshi Yanaka, Yasuji Kimura, Pierre Taki, Junichi Suwabe, 6 more co-star in November 25 anime ― Netflix unveiled a new trailer for the Super Crooks anime based on the comic by Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu on Thursday. Netflix also revealed more cast members for the anime. The cast (including the previously announced Kenjiro Tsuda and Maaya Sakamoto include): (Top row, left to right in image ab...
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