The Mike Toole Show - The Shonen Jump Formula

The My Hero Academia movie prompts Mike to consider the deep and fascinating history of the "Shonen Jump Movie", the self-contained side-story theatrical events that've been around for decades.

The Fall 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The Fall 2018 Anime Season has begun! Check back every day for new reviews of this fall's new anime:
Now Available: Senran Kagura Shinovi Master - A Certain Magical Index III - As Miss Beelzebub likes. - Karakuri Circus - Merc StoriA - My Sister, My Writer - Tokyo Ghoul:re season 2 - Golden Kamuy season 2 - Anima Yell! - Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight - Fairy Tail: The Final Season - Release the Spyce - SSSS.GRIDMAN - Sword Art Online Alicization - Goblin Slayer - Gakuen Basara - Radiant - and much more!

Interview: CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama

The developers behind the .hack RPG series and Naruto Ultimate Ninja has an ambitious plan for not one but three brand-new original games in 2019. CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama lays out his vision for the future of the company.

This Week in Games - Flipping the Switch

There might be a new version of the Nintendo Switch coming sooner than we think - plus: Sword Art Online Arcade, the resurrection of Suikoden, Soul Calibur VI character news and much more!

Fist of the North Star: Paradise Lost

The classic head-exploding action of Fist of the North Star is poured into the Yakuza gameplay mold, but do these two great tastes taste great together? Daryl Surat scours the wasteland to find out.
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Ghibli Fest 2018 - Spirited Away Ticket Giveaway!

Magic and fantasy reign once again as Spirited Away returns to theaters. As a special October treat, GKIDS is giving away FREE TICKETS to ANN readers! ― This month, GKIDS is bringing back the Studio Ghibli animated classic Spirited Away to theaters on Oct. 28, 29 & 30. They are giving away two free tickets each to five lucky ANN readers! About the Movie Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated...
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Garrison Girl: An Attack on Titan Novel

This American YA romance take on Attack on Titan is unique in its unusual origins, but does it add much to Isayama's world and characters for prior fans? James Beckett finds out. ― From the opening of its first chapter, Rachel Aaron's Garrison Girl: An Attack on Titan Novel is a profoundly strange reading experience, at least if you're coming to the book as a fan of the original material created by H...
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The List - 6 Spooky New Anime for October 2018

Tired of the same ol' horror movie recommendations? If you're looking for something a little different to watch this Halloween, here are six great - and recent - horror (and horroresque) anime to liven up your spooky season. ― The average annual Halloween movie marathon has a tried and true list of the usual suspects. If you're going live-action, there's plenty of entries in the Halloween, Nightmare...
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The Dark Maidens Novel

This is the kind of excellent mystery that's difficult to put down, but you also don't want to read too quickly. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― There are many ways to tell a mystery. Whether you use the classic four-act format, the basic whodunit, or something completely different, the end goal no matter what is to find out not only who committed the crime, but also why. That's a very twisting ...
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ANNCast - The Fall of Man

Zac and Jacob chew their way through a monstrous pile of Fall 2018 anime premieres, from Double Decker to Sword Art Online to Thunderbolt Fantasy and yeah, even some of the bad ones. ― ANNCast 337 - The Fall of Man Zac and Jacob chew their way through as many Fall 2018 anime premieres as they can - from Double Decker to Sword Art Online to Thunderbolt Fantasy and a whole ton more. You can listen to ...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Fall 2018

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Fall 2018! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Fall 2018 Daily Streaming Reviews! We may add coverage of more autumn anime based on future reader interest, so let us know what you'd like to see as the season progresses! (Please note that Ingress the Animation cannot be cover...
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Manga Answerman - Is the Distinction Between Manga And "Manga-Style Comics" Going Away?

With the fully-fledged anime adaptation of Tony Valente's french adventure comic Radiant on the air in Japan, it makes you wonder: is the distinction between "manga" and "manga-style" comics going away for good? Deb has some thoughts. ― Do you think the distinction between manga made in Japan and manga-style comics made elsewhere is slowly going away? Do you think it should? This is an interesting a...
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Alice & Zoroku BD/DVD

This unusual slice-of-life drama about a girl with magical powers finding a family flew under the radar last year, but how does it hold up on Blu-ray? Theron Martin finds out. ― The basic premise here – a super-powered girl who's largely a blank slate hooks up with a gruff older man, who reluctantly takes her in but gradually comes to consider her family – is hardly a new one in the field of anime; t...

Anisong World Matsuri is Coming to Anime NYC!

Anime NYC is going to be exciting as Anisong World Matsuri will be happening on November 16 and 17. Get ready to jam with its great line-up of awesome Japanese artists! ― This year's Anime NYC will be even more exciting because Anisong World Matsuri will be held for two awesome days on November 16 and 17. Get ready to jam with its great line-up as this unforgettable J-Pop music event takes place at ...
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Monday, October 15

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Disney XD to Premiere Beyblade Burst Turbo Anime This Year

Anime premiered in Japan on April 2, in Canada via Teletoon on October 7 ― Disney XD announced on Monday that it will air Beyblade Burst Turbo, the English version of Beyblade Burst Chōzetsu anime, later this year. Beyblade Burst Chōzetsu, the third and most recent Beyblade Burst series, premiered in Japan on April 2, and it is currently airing. The anime will have 51 episodes. Canadian television ch...
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Crunchyroll Lists Senran Kagura Shinovi Master Anime Stream with Both Censored, Uncensored Versions

Series premiered on October 12 ― Crunchyroll is listing that it is streaming both censored and uncensored versions of Senran Kagura Shinovi Master (Senran Kagura Shinovi Master -Tokyo Yōma-hen-), the second Senran Kagura television anime. Crunchyroll is also listing that the uncensored version will not be available for free members. Crunchyroll previously streamed an uncensored version of the Terrafo...
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The Laws of the Universe: Part 1 Anime Film Debuts at #1 on Japanese Box Office Chart

Film premiered in Japan, U.S., Canada on Friday The Laws of the Universe: Part 1, HS Pictures Studio's new anime film sequel to the The Laws of the Universe Part 0 religious anime film, topped the box office chart in Japan during the October 13-14 weekend. Eleven Arts Anime Studio hosted the film's world premiere with an English dub at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles on October 6. The fi...
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Yomawari: The Long Night Collection Game Collection's Clip Shows Fireworks Festival

NIS America to release 1st, 2nd games in series on Switch later this month ― NIS America began streaming a clip on Sunday from Yomawari: The Long Night Collection, the bundle release for the Switch version of Nippon Ichi Software's Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows games. The video shows the fireworks festival Haru and Yui attend from the second game. NIS America streamed a separat...
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Dragon Quest X Producers Express Desire to Possibly Release Game Overseas

Producers explore ways to deliver game's story overseas through possible offline, cloud versions ― During the "Chō Dragon Quest X TV Aki no Dai Bunkasai 10-Jikan Special 2018" live stream event on October 7, former Dragon Quest game series executive producer Yū Miyake stated that many people from overseas are asking if there is a way for the Dragon Quest developers to deliver the story of the Dragon ...
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2nd Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern Film Reveals New Visual

― The official Twitter account for the anime film project of Waki Yamato's Haikara-san ga Tooru manga revealed a new visual on Monday for Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 2 (Haikara-san ga Tōru Kōhen: Hana no Tōkyō Dai Roman), the second film in the project. The tagline on the visual reads, "This is the first love. As well as the last love." The film will open in Japan on Friday, and Eleven ...
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Sega Aims to Release Games Simultaneously Worldwide by 2020

― Sega Sammy Holdings revealed in its 2018 integrated report in September that it will aim to release games with localized versions simultaneously worldwide as part of its "Road to 2020" project. The report noted that Sega already has several localization studios, including Atlus' California studio, and that games in development already share content with localization teams even during development i...
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4-Member Male Vocal Group mono palette Perform Opening Theme for The Morose Mononokean Anime's 2nd Season

2nd season premieres in January ― The official Twitter account for the four-member male vocal group mono palette revealed on Monday that the group will perform the opening theme song "Long Time Traveller" for Fukigen na Mononokean Tsuzuki (The Morose Mononokean Sequel), the second television anime season of Kiri Wazawa's The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) manga. The song will be the first ...
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Goodnight Punpun Creator Inio Asano Holds 1st Art Exhibition in December

Newly-wed manga creator Inio Asano will get his first ever art exhibition celebrating 20 years worth of work since his debut. The "20th Anniversary Commemoration Exhibition: The World of Inio Asano ~Ctrl+T2~" will kick off on December 21 at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The exhibition is Asano's first of this magnitude and will feature everything from the artist's manuscripts to art from his ...
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Ghibli Fest 2018 - Spirited Away Ticket Giveaway!

Magic and fantasy reign once again as Spirited Away returns to theaters. As a special October treat, GKIDS is giving away FREE TICKETS to ANN readers! ― This month, GKIDS is bringing back the Studio Ghibli animated classic Spirited Away to theaters on Oct. 28, 29 & 30. They are giving away two free tickets each to five lucky ANN readers! About the Movie Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated...
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Black Clover Anime Casts Misako Tomioka, Satoshi Mikami, Sayaka Senbongi

Anime enters Witches' Forest Arc ― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed three more cast members on Monday for the Black Clover anime. The issue also revealed that the anime is entering the manga's Witches' Forest Arc. The characters will debut in the 54th episode on Tuesday. Satoshi Mikami as Fanzell Kruger, a former soldier of the Diamond Kingdom and Asta's sword...
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'YOU' Magazine Series' Fates Revealed

Women's manga magazine ends serialization ― The final issue of Shueisha's You Magazine announced the fates of its serialized manga on Monday. The following manga are ending in upcoming compiled volumes: Aya Nakahara's Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai R (ending with the sixth volume on November 22) Masayo Miyagawa's Tono * Hime * Ōji (ending with the sixth volume on November 22) Masako Shitara's Bi...
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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 'Conclusion' Anime Reveals New Teaser Visual

― This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed a new teaser visual on Monday for the "concluding" anime for Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) manga. The franchise will have an event featuring the anime's voice cast at Tokyo's Belle Salle Takadanobaba venue on December 1. The first season of anime shorts premiered in July 2016. Funimat...
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World Trigger Manga Resumes on October 29

Manga will run for 5 issues in Shonen Jump before moving to Jump SQ. in December ― The official website for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga will resume in the magazine's 48th issue on October 29. The manga will run for five issues in the magazine until the 52nd issue on November 26. It will then move to Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine...
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Series Premiere: Release the Spyce—Episodes 1-2

When the wild action sequences slow down, this charming series keeps its focus on story by developing Momo and Yuki's relationship.
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Uma Musume's New Blu-ray Anime Previewed in Video

"BNW no Chikai" anime included with TV anime's 4th Blu-ray Disc on November 14 ― The official website for the anime portion of Cygames' Uma Musume Pretty Derby project began streaming a preview video for "BNW no Chikai" (BNW's Oath), the new anime that will be bundled with the Uma Musume Pretty Derby television anime's fourth Blu-ray Disc volume, on Sunday. The new anime will have the same length as ...
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Series Premiere: SSSS.Gridman—Episodes 1-2

"SSSS.Gridman delivers the best of Trigger's specific balance between stylized minimalism and glossy polish."
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Series Premiere: Sword Art Online Alicization—Episodes 1-2

"Even by SAO's normal standards for storytelling, this will be a slow-paced arc. Fortunately, the story gives fans a fair amount to appreciate."

Sunday, October 14

Attack on Titan TV Anime Returns Next April

Part 2 of Season 3 teased with new visual ― Part 1 of the television anime Attack on Titan Season 3 ended on the NHK General TV channel on Monday, and NHK General TV announced that Part 2 will premiere with episode 50 in April 2019. A new visual also debuted with the announcement of Attack on Titan's return date: NHK General TV had scheduled the final two episodes of Part 1 for October 1 and October ...
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Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita Live-Action Film Project Reveals Poster, Stills

Live-Action TV series premiered on September 1, film opens on February 1 ― The staff of the live-action television series and film adaptation of Alifred Yamamoto's Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita (Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It) romantic comedy manga revealed a poster visual and several stills on Sunday for the film adaptation. The poster visual below imitates the cover o...
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K: Missing Kings Released Monday

Also, new edition of Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers ― On Monday October 15, Anime Limited will release the film K: Missing Kings as a Collectors Blu-ray/DVD and a standard DVD. [Note: Highlight the text below for the story, which contains spoilers for the end of the television series] The “Academy Island Incident” in which all four “kings” cross paths... Since then, Silver Clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and...
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Series Premiere: Goblin Slayer—Episodes 1-2

"I have no doubt that Goblin Slayer will find an audience to revel in the grisly pleasures of its premise just like Ninja Scroll and Wicked City informed my generation, but that's all it's got going for it right now."
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Series Premiere: Radiant—Episodes 1-2

"You've probably seen most of what Radiant has to offer at least once before, but there's something intangible about this shonen adventure that makes me want to give it a chance."
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Chihayafuru Chūgakusei-hen Spinoff Manga Ends in November

Spinoff manga follows characters in their middle school years ― This year's 21st issue of Kodansha's Be-Love magazine announced on Monday that the Chihayafuru Chūgakusei-hen (Chihayafuru Middle School Arc) manga will end in the next issue on November 1. Oto Tōda launched the manga in October 2017, and Kodansha released the second compiled volume on August 9. The manga adapts Yui Tokiumi's spinoff nov...
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Series Finale: FLCL Alternative ‒ Episode 6

"This ends up being reasonably satisfying as a finale to FLCL Alternative, but definitely unworthy as the new last page of FLCL as a whole, and that ultimately colors my final impression."
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Garrison Girl: An Attack on Titan Novel

This American YA romance take on Attack on Titan is unique in its unusual origins, but does it add much to Isayama's world and characters for prior fans? James Beckett finds out. ― From the opening of its first chapter, Rachel Aaron's Garrison Girl: An Attack on Titan Novel is a profoundly strange reading experience, at least if you're coming to the book as a fan of the original material created by H...
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Left Alive PS4, PC Game's 2 New Videos Reveal Western Release on March 5

Game launches on PS4 in Japan on February 28 ― Square Enix began streaming two new videos on Tuesday for its Left Alive survival action shooter game for PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam). The videos reveal the game's release date in North America on March 5 for both platforms. The game will also launch in Europe on March 5. In Japan, the game will launch for PlayStation 4 on February 28 and on Steam o...
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Kishiryū Sentai Ryūsōger Trademark Filed Under Toei

― A trademark for "Kishiryū Sentai Ryūsōger" was filed under Toei on September 20 and went public on October 9. The kanji in the word "Kishiryū" mean "Dragon Knight." The Kaitō Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (Phantom Thief Sentai Lupinranger VS Police Sentai Patranger) television series premiered on February 11. The show is the 42nd in the live-action Super Sentai series since 1975,...
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Level-5 Delays Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin Game Again to this Winter

― Level 5 announced on Friday that it is delaying its Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android again from this fall to this winter to improve the game's quality. Level 5 also announced on Friday that it is delaying its Yo-kai Watch Switch game to next spring. Level 5 previously delayed Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin from this summer to this fall, a...
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Aniplex, Quatro A Reveal Touhou Cannonball Smartphone Game

Game starring Akari Kitō as Reimu Hakurei, Minami Iinuma as Marisa Kirisame launches in 2019 ― Quatro A and Aniplex opened a website on Sunday to reveal that they are developing a new derivative game in Team Shanghai Alice's Touhou Project games titled Touhou Cannonball. The companies first announced the game at the "Hakurei Jinja Shūki Reitaisai" event on Sunday. The smartphone game for iOS and Andr...
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Live-Action Hollywood Alita: Battle Angel Film's Japanese Poster Revealed

― 20th Century Fox's official Japanese website for Alita: Battle Angel — James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's live-action film of Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga — revealed a Japanese poster for the film on Friday. The tagline on the poster reads, "The angel awakens into a warrior." The film will open in the United States on February 14, 2019, after being delayed twice previously f...
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Strike The Blood III OVA to Have 10 Episodes

― The official website for the Strike the Blood anime is listing that Strike the Blood III, the third Strike the Blood original video anime (OVA) season, will have a total of 10 episodes. The anime's first promotional video last Sunday revealed the anime will have five home video releases. Each home video release will have two episodes. The home video releases will ship on December 19, March 27, May...
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Series Premiere: Boarding School Juliet—Episodes 1-2

"Beyond the solid animation and the funny jokes, Boarding School Juliet looks set to live and die on the pure unadulterated cuteness of its central couple."
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Series Premiere: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind—Episodes 1-2

"JJBA returns to the small screen with a great spin on the usual JoJo's scenario that adds an unexpected pleasantness to a story about criminal life."
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Angels of Death ‒ Episode 14

"While it doesn't entirely forgive the show's earlier pacing and character issues, I'm incredibly thankful for this episode's sweet, funny, and poignant return to form."

Saturday, October 13

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Dengeki Bunko's 25th Anniversary Drum Sets Feature 4 Popular Light Novel Series

Canopus Drums is collaborating with ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint to offer special built-to-order drum sets. The limited-edition sets will feature designs from Sword Art Online, A Certain Magical Index, Here comes the three angels, and Ro-Kyu-Bu! The front head on the bass drum in the sets will feature illustrations for each light novel. The shells of all of the drums will also have spe...
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Banana Fish ‒ Episode 14

"This episode's literary title may foreshadow its very deceptive ending."
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Ichiban Kuji Goes Super Saiyan With New Dragon Ball Prize Lottery

Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji prize lottery will begin offering a "Battle of World with Dragon Ball Legends" line on October 17. The video below previews the lottery's top prizes, which are detailed figures. The prize lottery will be available at 7-Eleven and Ito-Yokado stores in Japan. Each prize ticket will cost 650 yen (about US$6). IMG db2.jpg IMG db3.jpg IMG db4.jpg IMG db5.jpg IMG db6.jpg IMG db7...
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Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer Film's 4D Screenings Offer 'Enforcer Certificate'

The official website for Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkōnin), the 22nd film in the Detective Conan franchise, revealed the bonus items for attendees to the film's 4D screenings. Theatergoers will receive an "Enforcer Certificate from Tōru Amuro" with a special illustration from Detective Conan manga creator Gosho Aoyama. The QR code on the certificate will let fa...
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Yamaha Launches Manga Campaign to Showcase Japan's Motorcycles, Saunas

Yamaha Motor Company recently launched a manga-themed promotion that features a fictional manga magazine titled "Totonotta Magazine." The first wave of the promotion features three manga inspired by motorcycles, saunas, and sauna food. The first wave of manga are "Sado -Genshi no Kaze no Maki" by Katsuki Tanaka (Gyakkō no Koro, Baka Drill), "Sauna Mettler" by Masashi Asaki and Tadashi Agi (Psychom...
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The List - 6 Spooky New Anime for October 2018

Tired of the same ol' horror movie recommendations? If you're looking for something a little different to watch this Halloween, here are six great - and recent - horror (and horroresque) anime to liven up your spooky season. ― The average annual Halloween movie marathon has a tried and true list of the usual suspects. If you're going live-action, there's plenty of entries in the Halloween, Nightmare...
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The Dark Maidens Novel

This is the kind of excellent mystery that's difficult to put down, but you also don't want to read too quickly. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― There are many ways to tell a mystery. Whether you use the classic four-act format, the basic whodunit, or something completely different, the end goal no matter what is to find out not only who committed the crime, but also why. That's a very twisting ...
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Romancing SaGa Re; Universe Smartphone Game's 2nd Introduction Video Streamed

Game features story set 3 years after events of Romancing SaGa 3 ― Square Enix began streaming a second introduction video on Saturday for its Romancing SaGa Re; Universe smartphone game. The video highlights basic battle and a boss battle. The first video featured a clip from the beginning of the game. Romancing SaGa Re; Universe will feature characters from past entries in the series, and will have...
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Live-Action Gokko Film Previewed in 3 Ads

Film starring Junia Chihara, Nanaka Hirao opens on October 20 ― The official YouTube channel for the live-action film adaptation of Hiroyuki Shoji's Gokko (Pretend) manga began streaming three commercials on Saturday for the film. The film will open in Japan on October 20. The film stars comedian Junia Chihara as the protagonist, named Shiromiya in the film. Nanaka Hirao plays Yoyoko. The film also s...
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Adult Game Developer Hiqosoft Files for Bankruptcy

Sol Press to still release Sakura Sakura, Yotsunoha games as planned in English ― The October 3 issue of the National Printing Bureau's Kanpō publication revealed that the Japanese adult game company Hiqosoft filed for bankruptcy on September 21. Sol Press confirmed with ANN on Friday that its localization of Hiqosoft's Sakura Sakura and Yotsunoha games will not be affected by the filing, adding "eve...
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Resident Evil 2 Remake Game's Gameplay Video Highlights Licker Battle

Capcom's remake launches for PC, PS4, Xbox One on January 25 ― The official YouTube channel for Capcom's Resident Evil franchise began streaming a new gameplay video on Wednesday for Capcom's remake of the Resident Evil 2 survival horror game. The video previews a battle against a licker. Capcom will release a Collector's Edition of the game exclusively at GameStop and EB Games for US$199.99 (239.99 ...
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Kimagure Orange Road's Matsumoto Plans to Resume Work Activities

Artist experienced relapse of cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia in April 2016 ― Manga creator Izumi Matsumoto posted on his blog on the Comic-On website on October 1 that he plans to resume activities after more than two years of fighting against his illness. He added that he thinks he can also start posting on his blog again, and asked fans for their support. Izumi had revealed on his blog in August 2...
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Shinkalion Anime Casts Toshiki Masuda

Masuda plays new Agent in episode that debuted on Saturday ― The official website for Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation, the television anime adaptation of Takara Tomy's Shinkalion toy line, revealed on Saturday that Toshiki Masuda (My Hero Academia's Eijirō Kirishima, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru's Kiyomitsu Kashū) is voicing a new character named Kairen. The character is an Agent from the K...
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Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Game's English Release Delayed to Remove 'Intimacy Mode' from PS4 Version

― XSEED Games announced on Twitter on Friday that its release of the Senran Kagura Burst: Re:Newal game will be "slightly delayed." The company added that the delay is so the company can remove the interactive "Intimacy Mode" from the game's PlayStation 4 version. The Steam version will still include the mode, and the Steam and PS4 versions will launch simultaneously. XSEED Games stated it will reve...

Dropkick on my Devil Anime's Staff: Show Will Get 2nd Season if BD Box Sets Sell 2,000 Copies

Box sets currently have 813 pre-orders ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Yukiwo's Jashin-chan Dropkick (Dropkick on My Devil!) manga stated on Saturday that if the show's Blu-ray Disc box sets sell a combined 2,000 copies before the January 20 "Sugoi Sabato" event for the show, executive producer Kouichirou Natsume will decide to greenlight a second season of the show. The Tw...
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Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Film's Poster Visual Previews 20 Heisei-era Riders

― Toei revealed a poster visual on Saturday for Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, this year's Kamen Rider Heisei Generations film. The character poster features 20 Kamen Riders from Kamen Rider Kuuga through Kamen Rider Zi-O. The film is the 20th film of the Heisei-era Kamen Riders, and a previous video teased that a "generation is ending," highlighting the fact that Japan will enter a new era...
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4 Ultraman Titles Expire From Crunchyroll on October 14

― A moderator in Crunchyroll's site news forum announced on Friday that the following Ultraman titles will expire on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. EDT: Ultraman Leo Ultraman 80 Ultraman Max Ultraman Mebius The post clarified that Ultraman X will still be available but did not comment on Crunchyroll's other Ultraman titles — Ultraman Geed, Ultraman Orb, Ultraman Gaia, Ultraman Nexus, Ultraman Ginga, and Ultra...
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Rainbow Days' Minami Mizuno Pens 1-Shot Manga

― This year's November issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine announced on Friday that Minami Mizuno will publish a new one-shot manga in the magazine's next issue on November 13. The 62-page manga will have color pages, and it will take place at a café. Mizuno is also serializing her Koi o Shiranai Boku-tachi wa (We Who Know Nothing of Love; pictured right) manga in the magazine. The manga ...
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Leeds Screening Penguin Highway, Live-Action Inuyashiki (Updated)

Also screenings of Mirai, Violence Voyager ― A previous version of this article said wrongly that Penguin Highway would be shown at 11.30 p.m.; in fact it will be shown at 11.30 a.m. Apologies for the mistake. More details about the Mirai screenings have been added. There will be a screening of the film Penguin Highway as part of the Leeds International Film Festival on November 4 at 11.30 a.m. The s...
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Super Glue Brand's Youth Promo Campaign Adds Baseball Anime Short

For its latest installment in the "Kuttsuke Seishun" (Stick to Youth) campaign, Toagosei's Aron Alpha brand of instant adhesives, sold as Krazy Glue in the U.S., unveiled a baseball anime short at the end of September. The short is titled "Secchaku Nine" (Gluing Nine), and it tells the type of story familiar to many sports anime fans. Full Version 30-Second Version 6-Second Version The premise of ...
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Cyber City Oedo 808 Blu-ray Will Be Released in 2019

Announced on Twitter by Anime Limited ― Anime Limited has Tweeted that it will release a Blu-ray of the three-part OAV Cyber City Oedo 808, directed by Ninja Scroll's Yoshiaki Kawajiri, in 2019. The series is set in 2808. Three convicts are recruited as members of the Cyber Police to keep major criminal activity in Oedo (formerly Tokyo) in check. In return, their life sentences will be reduced by a f...
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Happy Marriage!?'s Maki Enjōji to End Everlasting Love Manga Soon

― This year's November issue of Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine teased last Saturday that Maki Enjōji's Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko made mo manga has "very little remaining" before the final chapter. Indoensian publisher Elex Media Komputindo licensed the manga under the title Everlasting Love and describes the story: "I want to meet the prince of my destiny... I worked hard with that goal in mind, but...

Friday, October 12

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Bloom Into You Anime Gets Collaboration Café in November

The official website for the television anime of Nio Nakatani's Bloom Into You (Yagate Kimi ni Naru) yuri manga is partnering with Cure Maid Cafe for a new collaboration café next month. The event will run in the café in Akihabara, Tokyo from November 2-11. The café will feature food, drinks, and desserts inspired by the anime's main characters. Guests will receive special bonus items with their o...
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My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Ends Theatrical Run With US$5.7 Million, Ranks #10 Among Domestic Anime Films

Film screened in 556 theaters in U.S., Canada ― Funimation Entertainment announced on Friday that the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film earned US$5,768,366 in the United States and Canada during its theatrical run, making it the #10 highest-grossing domestic anime film of all time. The film unseated Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises for the ranking. The Wind Rises earned US$5,209,580 at 496 theat...
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ANNCast - The Fall of Man

Zac and Jacob chew their way through a monstrous pile of Fall 2018 anime premieres, from Double Decker to Sword Art Online to Thunderbolt Fantasy and yeah, even some of the bad ones. ― ANNCast 337 - The Fall of Man Zac and Jacob chew their way through as many Fall 2018 anime premieres as they can - from Double Decker to Sword Art Online to Thunderbolt Fantasy and a whole ton more. You can listen to ...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Fall 2018

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Fall 2018! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Fall 2018 Daily Streaming Reviews! We may add coverage of more autumn anime based on future reader interest, so let us know what you'd like to see as the season progresses! (Please note that Ingress the Animation cannot be cover...
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MFKZ Anime Film's Clip Features Luna

Film's 2nd Fathom Events screening scheduled for October 16 ― GKIDS began streaming a second English dub clip for Studio 4°C and Ankama's MFKZ (Mutafukaz) film on Friday. The clip previews the character Luna, voiced by Dascha Polanco. GKIDS previously streamed a clip showing Angelino and Vinz (voiced by Vince Staples) in a car chase with an ice cream truck. (Note: The video contains language that may...
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Berserk, Paprika Composer's Ban on Light Sticks Backfires on Twitter

Light sticks have become ubiquitous at pop music concerts in Japan, but composer Susumu Hirasawa (Berserk, Paprika, Millennium Actress) has apparently had enough. He tweeted on Sunday, "Glow sticks are prohibited at my concerts. If you want to wave something cylindrical over your head no matter what, make it an inkan. An inkan." Inkan are seals commonly used in Japan in lieu of signatures to sign ...
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Basara Manga Artist Yumi Tamura Has Big News on November 28

― The wraparound jacket band for the third compiled volume of Yumi Tamura's Mystery to Iu Nakare (Do not say mystery) manga announced on Wednesday that Tamura will have "big news" in the January issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine on November 28. The magazine will have a feature celebrating Tamura's 35th anniversary as an artist. Mystery to Iu Nakare (pictured right) is currently serializ...
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IRODUKU : The World in Colors Anime Listed With 13 Episodes

― The official website for the IRODUKU : The World in Colors (Iroduku Sekai no Ashita kara. or so many colors in the future what a wonderful world) anime project revealed on Saturday that the series will have three Blu-ray Disc boxes with a total of 13 episodes. Each volume will bundle a deluxe booklet and image song CD. The releases will ship on February 2, March 2, and April 2, respectively. The a...
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Mega Man's Next Big Foe Is Osaka Cybercrime

Before Mega Man heads to the big screen, he'll need to put a stop to all those pesky fraudsters looking to make a quick buck with internet users' credit card information. The Osaka Prefectural Police Department's cybercrime prevention division and Osaka Prefecture's council for preventing credit card crime are distributing new collaboration materials to educate the public about online crime. The c...

A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Gets New English Dub on Netflix

Bang Zoom! Entertainment provides redub with new cast ― Netflix has posted a new English dub for BONES' original anime series A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-. Malaysia-based company Iyuno Media Group was credited as the original dubbing studio, but Bang Zoom! Entertainment is credited with the redub. The new dub features an entirely new cast. Netflix did not respond to ANN's request for comment and did not pr...
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Pass the Polpo Test, Become an Honorary JoJo Passione Gangster

Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga has appeared as testing material more than once. The plot of Stardust Crusaders was the premise of a geography test for Kokushikan University and the Joestar family also teaches English in an official book series. One test that appears in the manga has no academic knowledge requirements at all, instead it's all about endurance. That's the predicament...
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Manga Answerman - Is the Distinction Between Manga And "Manga-Style Comics" Going Away?

With the fully-fledged anime adaptation of Tony Valente's french adventure comic Radiant on the air in Japan, it makes you wonder: is the distinction between "manga" and "manga-style" comics going away for good? Deb has some thoughts. ― Do you think the distinction between manga made in Japan and manga-style comics made elsewhere is slowly going away? Do you think it should? This is an interesting a...

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime's Ending Song is Jodeci's 'Freek'n You'

Ending sequence debuts with 2nd episode ― The second episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken: Ōgon no Kaze or Vento Aureo) anime revealed on Saturday that the series' ending song is "Freek'n You" by R&B group Jodeci. The song debuted in 1995. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind premiered on Saturday, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. V...
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Yo-kai Watch 4 Switch Game Delayed to Spring 2019

Tokyo Game Show promo, gameplay videos also streamed ― Level 5 announced on Friday that its Yo-kai Watch 4 Nintendo Switch game has been delayed until spring 2019 to further improve the quality of the game. The game was originally slated to launch this winter. The developer also began streaming a Tokyo Game Show promotional video and gameplay video for the game on Friday. The game will "connect" the ...
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Free Mamoru Hosoda Exhibition in London Begins Saturday

More details of exhibition confirmed ― Anime Limited has announced that a free Mamoru Hosoda exhibition will run in London from October 13 to 20. Called "The Works of Mamoru Hosoda," the exhibition will showcase Hosoda's work across The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast and Mirai (pictured), including artwork, storyboards and interactive elements. It will ...
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Beyblade Burst Battle Zero Switch Game's Promo Video Streamed

Game launches in Japan on October 25 ― FuRyu began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the Beyblade Burst Battle Zero game for Nintendo Switch. The game with launch in Japan on October 25. The physical version of the game will cost 6,980 yen (about US$63), and the digital version will cost 6,280 yen (about US$57). Physical copies will bundle an exclusive Beyblade. FuRyu released the Beyblade ...
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Alice & Zoroku BD/DVD

This unusual slice-of-life drama about a girl with magical powers finding a family flew under the radar last year, but how does it hold up on Blu-ray? Theron Martin finds out. ― The basic premise here – a super-powered girl who's largely a blank slate hooks up with a gruff older man, who reluctantly takes her in but gradually comes to consider her family – is hardly a new one in the field of anime; t...
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Crossover Manga for NisiOisin's Works Ends Next Month

Series showing NisiOisin's characters in school together launched in 2017 ― This year's November issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine announced on Tuesday that Shibamochi's four-panel manga Seishun Kijinden! 240 Gakuen (Legend of Eccentric Youth! 240 Academy) will end in the next issue on November 9. The multi-franchise crossover manga shows characters from writer NisiOisin's works such as th...
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Revue Starlight Smartphone Game Launches for Android, iOS in October

The official website for Shojo Kageki Revue Starlight -Re LIVE-, the smartphone game for Bushiroad and Nelke Planning's Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight franchise, revealed on Friday that the game will launch for Android on October 21 and for iOS on October 28. The website also revealed that the game has surpassed 990,000 pre-registrations. Ateam is developing the game. The game is a role-playing game...
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Nintendo, Cygames' Dragalia Lost RPG App Earns US$16 Million in 1st 2 Weeks

Game earns US$13.5 in Japan, U.S. alone ― Mobile app data analysis organization Sensor Tower reported on Thursday that Nintendo and Cygames' new action RPG smartphone game Dragalia Lost has earned US$16 million in its first two weeks since the game launched on September 27 in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and the United States. The game has earned US$13.5 million in Japan and the United States alo...
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Pokémon GO App Earns US$84.8 Million in September

Game grosses estimated total of US$2.01 billion since launch ― Mobile app data analysis organization Sensor Tower reported on Wednesday that Niantic's Pokémon GO game earned US$84.8 million in September, and ranked #4 in revenue for that month among all apps. September was the game's highest-grossing month since November 2017, and represents an 89% improvement in revenue for the game since September ...
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Lapis・Re・Abyss Game's 2nd Promo Video Highlights Mechanics

Nippon Ichi Software's PS4/Switch game ships in Japan on November 29 ― Nippon Ichi Software began streaming the second promotional video on Friday for its Lapis・Re・Abyss action role-playing game. The video highlights the game's mechanics, including its combat, dungeon exploration, and character progression. The game will ship in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on November 29. NIS Amer...
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Romancing SaGa Re; Universe Smartphone Game's 1st Introduction Video Streamed

Game features story set 3 years after events of Romancing SaGa 3 ― Square Enix began streaming a first introduction video on Friday for its Romancing SaGa Re; Universe smartphone game. In the clip from the beginning of the game, a child asks a bard to play a song and offers the bard candy in exchange. The bard refuses the candy but decides to play a song anyway, one of a battle in a faraway land abou...
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Dies Irae ~Amantes amentes~ Switch Game's Promo Video Streamed

Switch version of Light's visual novel launches on October 18 after delay ― Developer Light began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the Nintendo Switch version of its Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ visual novel. The game was originally slated to launch in Japan on September 27, but Light delayed the game to October 18. The new version will have new scenario titled "Saoshyant Desantile: Kami Na...
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Catherine: Full Body Game's Video Previews Voice Actress Haruka Tomatsu as Catherine

PS4, PS Vita game game launches on February 14 ― Atlus began streaming a new video for its Catherine: Full Body game on Friday. The video previews Haruka Tomatsu as Catherine. DLC offered with the game's limited edition will allow for players to choose between 11 different voice actresses for Catherine. Previously revealed voice actresses for Catherine include: Miyuki Sawashiro, Mamiko Noto, Ami Kosh...
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Endro~! Anime's 5th Character Video Reveals 2 More Cast Members

Misaki Kuno, Momo Asakura join cast of Studio Gokumi's original anime premiering in January ― The official website for Studio Gokumi's original television anime Endro~! began streaming its fifth character promotional video on Friday. The video introduces two new characters: Misaki Kuno as Mao, a rookie teacher who teaches at the "Adventurer School" that Yūsha and her friends attend. She's mature but ...

1st Promo Video for Trigger, XFlag's Promare Anime Reveals Theatrical Release in 2019

Hiroyuki Sawano composes music for film reuniting director Hiroyuki Imaishi, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima ― The official website for Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime collaboration project Promare began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Friday. The video reveals that the project is a theatrical film that will open in Japan in 2019. The website also revealed more staff members ...
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The Girl in Twilight Smartphone, PC Browser Game Launches in Japan on October 15

― The official Twitter account for the smartphone/PC (browser) tie-in game for Animax's original television anime The Girl in Twilight (Akanesasu Shōjo) revealed on Friday that the game will launch in Japan on October 15. The game has reached more than 300,000 pre-registrations. The game features an original main character named Nagi (voiced by Maaya Sakamoto). Nagi searches for her sister in the pa...
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This Boy Suffers From Crystallization Anime's English-Dubbed Trailer Streamed

Kuma Holdings releases anime digitally on iTunes, Amazon ― Kuma Holdings announced on Wednesday that it has released Soubi Yamamoto and CoMix Wave Films' This Boy Suffers from Crystallization (Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu) anime digitally on iTunes in both Japanese with English subtitles and an English dubbed version. The company also released the English dub on Amazon. Kuma Holdings is streami...
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Karakuri Circus Manga Gets Stage Play in January

Stage play to run in Tokyo ― Office Endless opened a website on Friday to reveal that Kazuhiro Fujita's Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri) manga is inspiring a stage play that will run in Tokyo at the Shinjuku FACE theater from January 10-20. The website also revealed the main 17 cast members and a visual. The play stars: Taiga Fukazawa as Masaru Saiga Koudai Takikawa as Narumi Kato Momoka Onish...
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Sekirei's Gokurakuin Launches New Rokushō! Manga in November

New manga with Japanese mythology theme launches on November 12 ― The November issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Sakurako Gokurakuin will launch a new manga titled Rokushō! in the magazine's next issue on November 12. The magazine hints that the manga will have a Japanese mythology theme. Gokurakuin most recently ended her Sekirei: Kanojo no Inai 365-Hi no Koto (36...
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Darwin's Game Manga Will Have 'Super Important Announcement' on November 12

― The November issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shonen Champion revealed on Friday that FLIPFLOPs' Darwin's Game manga will have a "super important announcement" in the magazine's next issue on November 12. The manga centers Kaname, a high school boy who is drawn to a mysterious game app titled "Darwin's Game." He becomes involved in a social game where the stakes are life or death. FLIPFLOPs launch...
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Sony Tests New Feature to Enable Changing PSN Online ID

― The official U.S. PlayStation blog announced on Wednesday that Sony Interactive Entertainment will begin testing a new feature for the PlayStation Network service that will allow users to change their online ID in the service. The beta test of the new feature will be available to users who have previously registered as testers for PlayStation 4 beta services. Testers for the feature will be able t...
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Kimi ni Todoke Manga Gets 3rd Spinoff Chapter in March

2nd spinoff chapter debuted on Friday ― The November issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed on Friday that Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke manga will get a third spinoff chapter in the magazine's April 2019 issue on March 13, 2019. This year's May issue published the first 50-page spinoff chapter on April 13, and the November issue published the second chapter alongside the announceme...
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Gal Metal Game's Videos Reveal N. American, European Release Dates

Game ships in N. America on October 30, in Europe on November 2 ― XSEED Games and Marvelous began streaming a trailer for their release of DMM Games' Gal Metal Nintendo Switch game on Thursday. The videos reveal the game's October 30 release date in North America and November 2 release in Europe. (Note: the two trailers below are the same except for the release date listing at the end.) Marvelous Eur...
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Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Manga Gets New Serialization After 20 Years

Live-action series adaptation of manga premieres on Sunday ― The official Twitter account for the live-action television series of Hiroyuki Nishimori's Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! gag comedy manga revealed on Friday that Nishimori will launch a new "special edition" serialization of the manga in the Shonen Sunday S magazine on November 24. The serialization will be the first new chapter in the manga in 20 yea...
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2nd Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film Reveals New Technology

New "Dive System" tech is key to connection between Anemone, Eureka, Dominic ― The official website for the Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution film trilogy revealed on Friday the new concepts and visuals for some of the new technology that will appear in Anemone: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Anemone: Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution), the second film in the trilogy. The site outlines the "Dive System...

Anisong World Matsuri is Coming to Anime NYC!

Anime NYC is going to be exciting as Anisong World Matsuri will be happening on November 16 and 17. Get ready to jam with its great line-up of awesome Japanese artists! ― This year's Anime NYC will be even more exciting because Anisong World Matsuri will be held for two awesome days on November 16 and 17. Get ready to jam with its great line-up as this unforgettable J-Pop music event takes place at ...
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Pop Team Epic TV Special's Returning Staff Listed

― This year's November issue of Animage magazine listed the main staff for the upcoming Pop Team Epic television special on Wednesday. Kamikaze Douga is returning to produce the animation, Jun Aoki is returning as director and writer, and Aoi Umeki is returning as director and concept designer. While Kamikaze Douga was credited with the overall animation production of the earlier television anime se...
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Here's How to Spend 3 Million Yen to Create the Ultimate Rem Ita-Room

Re:Zero's Rem is a fan-favorite character, sometimes overshadowing the series' main heroine Emilia. She's the subject of a VR app and tons of limited edition merchandise spanning a full-size figure to ukiyo-e artwork and one man has made it his destiny to own it all. 26-year-old Twitter user @Onika_Rem0202 in Shizuoka absolutely loves Rem. He outfitted his Mazdaspeed Axela sedan (Mazda3 in the U.S...

Toys R Us Lenders Launch New Venture to Revive Brand

Toys R Us retailer sold, closed U.S. stores earlier this year ― Trade magazine The Toy Book reported on October 2 that Toys R Us holding company Geoffrey LLC will transfer all its assets to existing secured lenders, and that it will launch a new toy wholesale venture named Geoffrey's Toy Box, keeping the Toys R Us brand's "Geoffrey" mascot, as well as the corporate brand names and intellectual proper...
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Detective Conan Creator Will Take Your Black Organization Questions Now

Detective Conan manga creator Gosho Aoyama has slowly revealed more and more information about the nefarious Black Organization, the group thought responsible for Conan's predicament. The manga's 95th volume will begin to unmask the group's mastermind when it's released on October 18. In light of these upcoming revelations, Aoyama has decided to be a good sport and open the floor to his readers to...
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Jake Hunter Series' Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz Game Previewed in Teaser Trailer

PS4/Switch game debuts on December 13 in Japan ― Arc System Works began streaming a teaser trailer for its Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz adventure game on Thursday. The video reveals that the game will ship in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on December 13. The game is part of the Tantei Jingūji Saburō (Jake Hunter) series. It tells a story related to the title character Saburō J...

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Free AI Service Will Help You Find Your Perfect BL Manga Match

Like the customers in Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, fujoshi are always looking for recommendations for the latest, hottest boys-love manga title. The genre is huge and there are a lot of titles to choose between, so going in blind can be both disappointing and expensive. Once you've worked your way through the popular titles, how does a voracious BL reader decide what to pick up next? The boys-...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 53

"This is a good episode that manages to be calm and understated without losing the power of its developments."
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Karakuri Circus Anime Debuts on Amazon Prime

― Amazon Prime is now streaming the first episode of the television anime of Kazuhiro Fujita's Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri) manga. The service is exclusively streaming the anime in Japan and overseas. In Japan, Amazon debuted the anime's first episode on October 10 at 24:00 (effectively, October 11 at midnight). The anime premiered on television Thursday, October 11 on Tokyo MX at 10:30 p...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, October 1-7

Ace Attorney Season 2 anime debuts ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV October 7 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 11.6 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV October 7 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.3 Detective Conan NTV October 6 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 7.5 One Piece Fuji TV October 7 (Sun) 9:30 30 min. 5.0 Ace Attorney Season 2 NTV October 6 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.6 GeGeGe no Kitarō Fuji TV Octobe...
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Mirai Anime Film's English Dub Stars Victoria Grace as Mirai

English dub to premiere at L.A. film festival on October 19 ― Actress Victoria Grace (The Last of Us Part II's Yara) announced on Twitter last week that she is voicing the title character in the English dub of Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai anime film. The English dub will premiere at Los Angeles' Animation is Film Festival on October 19. U.K. anime distributor Anime Limited will debut the film in theaters on...
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Eevee's Invasion Continues Into Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Game

Everywhere turn, there's Eevee. The furry brown Pokemon invaded Pikachu's own invasion of Yokohama this year, took over LAWSON's popular chicken nugget snacks, and inspired new trainer designs all ahead of the release of the Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Nintendo Switch game. The power of Eevee can't be contained within just one Nintendo game franchise. The monster has to spread the word in the neighb...
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Emma: A Victorian Romance English Dub Casts Wayne Grayson as William's Father

English dub studio hires consultants to ensure authenticity ― Right Stuf's Kickstarter campaign to create an English-dubbed HD production of Emma: A Victorian Romance announced on Thursday that Wayne Grayson (Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Joey Wheeler, ARIA's Akatsuki) is voicing William's father Richard Jones in the dub. The project previously announced that Rhiannon Ross joined the dub staff as an adviser for record...
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HIDIVE Premieres Monochrome Factor Anime on October 17

New episodes to stream on Wednesdays ― HIDIVE announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the anime Monochrome Factor in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and other territories on October 17. The streaming service will add new episodes on Wednesdays. Section23 Films' Maiden Japan imprint will release the anime on subtitle-only DVD on October 16. Mai...
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Crunchyroll to Also Stream A Certain Magical Index III Anime

Series to be available worldwide outside of Asia ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream A Certain Magical Index III, the third television anime season based on Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index light novel series, as it airs in Japan. The stream will be available worldwide outside of Asia with more than eight language options. New episodes will premiere on Fridays at 10:30 a.m...

Funimation to Stream Simuldub for A Certain Magical Index III Anime

Series premiered in Japan last Friday ― Funimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will stream a simuldub for A Certain Magical Index III, the third television anime season based on Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index light novel series. Funimation noted that the show is its last announcement for the fall simuldub season. The anime premiered in Japan on October 5, and it will have 26...
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Nintendo's New Patent Could Bring Game Boy Emulation to Touch Screen Devices

There's been plenty of popular throwback consoles hitting the market lately, including the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition. There was speculation that a patent filed last October might mean an official Mini Game Boy is heading our way, but Nintendo has remained mum over the past year. Instead the company filed a patent in the United States on March 16 and the Patent Office published t...
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Sentimental Graffiti Game Launches Crowdfunding for 20th Anniversary Event

Campaign seeks to fund January event in Tokyo ― GungHo Online Entertainment launched a campaign on Japanese crowdfunding platform Campfire on Thursday to fund a 20th anniversary event for NEC Interchannel's Sentimental Graffiti dating simulation game. The campaign has already reached its goal of 10 million yen (about US$89,000), with 17,964,158 raised as of press time. The project is primarily fundin...
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Jaden Smith is Ballin' Like Goku in New Hip-Hop Track

Kanye West might be all about Akira but music artist and actor Jaden Smith's favorite is Dragon Ball's Goku. Just this week, Smith released a new song named after Akira Toriyama's hero. The track includes the line "I'm ballin', I feel like I'm Goku" and the promotional image for the single shows Smith standing in Tokyo's otaku hub Akihabara. If you listen closely, the song also samples a scream ef...
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This Week in Anime - Is Attack on Titan Ramping Up or Just Going Off the Rails?

AoT's third season took plenty of risks with its more low-key military coup arc, but the titular Titans' long-awaited return to the spotlight has unleashed an avalanche of shocking twists! We pick up the pieces of a story that's growing ever more complicated. ― Editor's Note: Jacob has moved on from being a TWIA contributor, but he'll still be with the crew in spirit as the editor/coordinator of thi...

Utena Director Kunihiko Ikuhara's Sarazanmai Anime Unveils 2nd 'Linked' Promo (Updated)

Yuri!!! on Ice's MAPPA, Yurikuma Arashi's Lapin Track animate show ― The official YouTube channel for Kunihiko Ikuhara's original television anime project Sarazanmai began streaming the anime's second "linked promotional video" on Friday. The anime begins with the same clips as last week's video, but adds more footage and a new character at the end. The narration in the video is as follows: 1st Chara...
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Your Name Blu-ray Release Replacement Scheme Begins October 22

Anime Limited contacts customers who had requested replacement discs ― Anime UK News reports that customers who contacted Anime Limited requesting a replacement Blu-ray of Makoto Shinkai's Your Name have received an email swaying new discs will be sent out from October 22. In November 2017, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited posted comments to the forum of Anime UK News after the forum had reported so...

Anime Studio Production IMS Files for Bankruptcy

Studio behind Date A Live II, Inari Kon Kon, High School Fleet, Takunomi. was founded in 2013 ― Credit research company Tokyo Shoko Research (TSR) reported on Thursday that anime studio Production IMS filed for bankruptcy in a Tokyo district court on September 21, and the studio received approval to start the bankruptcy proceedings on October 3. Tokyo lawyer Yūsuke Date is handling the bankruptcy for...
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Jump Force Game's Trailer Reveals Saint Seiya's Pegasus Seiya, Dragon Shiryū

Crossover game for PS4/Xbox One/PC launches next February ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America revealed on Thursday that the characters Pegasus Seiya and Dragon Shiryū from the Saint Seiya manga will be playable characters in the Jump Force crossover game. The company began streaming a trailer that previews the characters on a new Mexican stage inspired by Mayan culture. A closed beta test is slated ...
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Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club Manga Ends on October 20

Series about high school cyclists launched in 2011 ― MAG Garden's Mag Comi website revealed that Noriyuki Matsumoto's Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club (Minami Kamakura Kōkō Joshi Jitensha-Bu) manga will end on October 20. Chapter 70 of the manga will debut on the website on that day. The manga's story begins with Hiromi Maiharu, a girl who moved from Nagasaki to Kamakura. She begins her...
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Survive Said The Prophet Performs Banana Fish Anime's 2nd Ending Song

Anime of Akimi Yoshida manga premiered in July with Amazon streaming ― The official website for the television anime of Akimi Yoshida's Banana Fish manga revealed on Thursday that the five-piece band Survive Said The Prophet is performing the second ending theme song "RED" for the anime. The song will debut in the anime's 14th episode on Thursday. The group also performed the anime's first opening th...
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Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata Anime Film's New Clip Features Sora's Song

Film opened at #1 at Japanese box office on October 5 ― Warner Bros. began streaming a new clip on Thursday for the Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata (Beyond the Sky) 3DCG anime film. The clip features actress Alice Hirose as Sora singing a song a cappella. The film opened in Japan on October 5 and topped the box office chart in Japan for the October 5-6 weekend, selling 115,000 tickets to ear...
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Tokyo Ghoul:re Anime's 2nd Season Listed With 12 Episodes

― Amazon Japan is listing that the second season of the television anime based on Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul:re manga will have four home video releases with 12 total episodes. The season premiere on Tokyo MX on October 9 at 11:00 p.m., and is also airing on the Sun TV, TV Aichi, TV Q Kyuushuu, and BS11 channels. Funimation is streaminf the season on its FunimationNow service. Odahiro Watanabe (Soul B...
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Crunchyroll Streams 'My Sister, My Writer' Anime

1st episode available now to members worldwide outside of Asia ― Crunchyroll began streaming My Sister, My Writer, the television anime of Seiji Ebisu's Ore ga Suki nano wa Imōto dakedo Imōto ja nai (The One I Love Is My Little Sister But She's Not a Little Sister) light novel series, on Wednesday. The company is streaming the series worldwide outside of Asia. The anime premiered on AT-X, Tokyo MX, S...
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Domestic Girlfriend TV Anime Reveals More Cast, January 2019 Premiere

Character visuals, key visual also revealed ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kei Sasuga's Domestic Girlfriend (Domestic na Kanojo) manga revealed on Thursday that the anime will premiere in January 2019 on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS' "Animeism" programming block. The website also revealed three more cast members and a new key visual. The new cast members include: Taku Yashiro a...
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'As Miss Beelzebub Likes' Anime Listed With 12 Episodes

Crunchyroll streams anime worldwide outside of Asia ― The official website for the television anime of matoba's As Miss Beelzebub Likes (Beelzebub-jō no Okinimesu Mama. or As Miss Beelzebub Likes It) manga is listing that the anime will have six home video releases with 12 total episodes. The home video releases will ship once a month between December and May. The series premiered on Japan's ABC TV s...
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Persona Q2 3DS Game's New Videos Highlight Persona 3's Aigis, Persona 4's Margaret

Crossover game launches on November 29 in Japan ― Atlus began streaming two new character videos on Wednesday and Thursday for its Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Nintendo 3DS game. The videos highlight the Persona 3 character Aigis (voiced by Maaya Sakamoto) and the Persona 4 character Margaret (voiced by Sayaka Ohara. The game will ship on November 29 in Japan. First printings will bundle DLC for ...
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Live-Action Saint Young Men Net Series' Trailer Streamed

Show premieres online on October 18 after special 2-week screening starting on Friday ― The official website for the live-action adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga began streaming the show's trailer on Thursday. The show will premiere on Kakao Japan's new Piccoma TV streaming service on October 18. The show will have 10 episodes, including one original episode. A sp...
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Jun Kumagai, Hiroshi Ueda Launch New Satsujin Muzai Manga

New manga centers on young, undefeated, but ostracized female lawyer ― This year's 45th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine published the first chapter of a new manga titled Satsujin Muzai (Murder Innocence) by Jun Kumagai and Hiroshi Ueda on Thursday. Kumagai (Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Persona 3, Aquarion Logos anime scripts) is credited for the original work, while Ueda (Full Metal Panic! Si...
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Atelier Online Smartphone Game Launches

― The official Twitter account for NHN Play Art and Gust's Atelier Online ~Bureseiru no Renkinjutsushi~ (Atelier Online: The Alchemist of Blasel) smartphone game revealed on October 3 that the game launched on the same day. The game was slated to launch on October 1, but was delayed in order to have more time for the staff to perform a final check. The game was originally slated to launch in winter ...
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure SD Character Smartphone Game Launches

― Bandai Namco Entertainment launched its JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! smartphone game on Thursday. The game is part of the JoJo SD Project, which features super-deformed artwork of characters from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise. The project will also offer merchandise for the super-deformed characters. A companion teaser app to the game titled "JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! Chiramise" (JoJo's Pitt...
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Funimation Offers Time Bokan 24 Anime for Digital Purchase

― Funimation is now offering the first season of the Time Bokan 24 anime for digital purchase on Amazon. The first 23 episodes of the 24-episode show are available with Japanese audio. ANN reached out to Funimation about the missing 24th episode, but Funimation did not respond by press time. Funimation offers several shows — such as Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!, Sound! Euphonium, and Hitori...
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Anime NYC to Host Illustrators Hiroyuki Asada, Range Murata

New York convention takes place on November 16-18 ― The official Twitter account for the Anime NYC convention announced on Wednesday that manga publisher Denpa will bring manga creators and illustrators Hiroyuki Asada and Range Murata as guests of the convention. Both artists will appear at panels and autograph signings during the event. Asada made his manga debut with the Hades manga in Shueisha's M...
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Azur Lane x Wedding VR Crowdfunding Project Fails to Meet Goal

VR wedding project would have allowed backers to marry 4 characters from Azur Lane game ― M2 and GRASPER's Vigor Ball crowdfunding campaign for their "Azur Lane x Wedding VR" project failed to reach its 18 million yen (about US$160,500) goal on Wednesday, which resulted in the cancellation of the project. In a post on the project page, the companies outlined further reasons for the project's cancella...
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Golden Kamuy 2nd Season Casts Akeno Watanabe as Cikapasi

2nd season premiered on October 8 ― The official website for the second season of the anime adaptation of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga revealed on Tuesday that Akeno Watanabe has joined the anime's cast as the character Cikapasi. The second season premiered on October 8. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs, and Funimation will stream an English dub beginning on October 31. New cast mem...
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Saga of Tanya the Evil Sequel Film Confirms Returning Staff, Cast

― The official website for the anime adaptation of Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki's Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) novel series is now listing the staff and cast for the film. The returning cast includes: Aoi Yūki as Tanya Degurechaff Binbin Takaoka as Isaac Dustin Drake Daichi Hayashi as Rhiner Neumann Daiki Hamano as Matheus Johann Weiss Haruka Tomatsu as Mary Sue Houchu Ohtsuka as Hans von...
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Dororo Manga Gets Stage Play With Anime's Lead Actor

Hiroki Suzuki plays Hyakkimaru in both stage play, January 2019 TV anime ― The November issue of Tokuma Shoten's Animage magazine revealed on Wednesday that Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga will get a stage play adaptation that will star Hiroki Suzuki as protagonist Hyakkimaru. Suzuki is also voicing the same character in the upcoming second television anime adaptation of the manga. Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mo...
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Love&Art's 'WAVE!!' Project Casts Tomoaki Maeno

New project centered on surfing will have cast announcement on October 20 ― The official Twitter account for Love&Art revealed on Tuesday that Tomoaki Maeno will voice the main character in the company's new project WAVE!!. The Twitter account also revealed that the project will have an announcement event on October 20 that will reveal the project's cast. The new project will have a surfing theme, an...
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Death Mark Game's Video Highlights Story

Aksys Games to release horror game for PS4/Vita/Switch on October 31 ― Aksys Games began streaming a video for Experience's Death Mark (Shiin) game on Wednesday. The video previews the game's story revolving around the inevitable death of those who receive the "Death Mark." (Note: Video contains graphic imagery.) Aksys Games will release the game on October 31 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita,...
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Kengan Ashura Manga Returns With New Arc in 2019

Mange ended on August 9, will receive anime adaptation in 2019 ― The Manga ONE app revealed on Thursday that that Yabako Sandrovich and Daromeon's Kengan Ashura manga will return in winter 2019 with a new arc. The app will reveal more information about the manga's return in the next few days. The manga ended on August 9. In the manga's story, businesses and merchants wager large sums of money to hire...
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Peach Ball Senran Kagura Game's Video Highlights Gameplay

Game ships in Japan for Switch on December 13 ― Marvelous began streaming a promotional video for its Peach Ball Senran Kagura Nintendo Switch pinball game on Thursday. The video shows gameplay footage. The game will ship in Japan for the Nintendo Switch on December 13. The regular edition of the game will cost 4,980 yen (about US$45), and the limited edition will cost 9,960 yen (about US$89). The li...
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Vic Mignogna and Liam O'Brien at London MCM Comic Con

Both voice actors will be at London event from October 26 to 28 ― The London MCM Comic Con has confirmed that its guests at the ExCl centre event from October 26 to 28 will include the following: - Vic Mignogna (right), attending Friday to Sunday - English-dub actor for Edward Elric in "Fullmetal Alchemist"; Tamaki Suou in "Ouran High School Host Club"; Zero in "Vampire Knight"; Death Scythe in "Soul...
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2018 Detective Conan Film Is Franchise's 1st Work to Top Both Blu-ray, DVD Charts

Film has highest-selling, highest-ranking home video releases in franchise ― The deluxe edition Blu-ray Disc release of the Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkōnin), the 22nd film in the Detective Conan franchise, sold 51,950 copies and topped Oricon's weekly overall Blu-ray Disc rankings for the October 1 to 7 week. The release also topped the animation Blu-ray Disc ran...
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The Morose Mononokean Anime Season 2 Unveils January Debut, New Visual

― The staff for the second television anime season based on Kiri Wazawa's The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) manga revealed the Fukigen na Mononokean Tsuzuki (The Morose Mononokean Sequel) title, January premiere date and a new visual for the new season on Thursday. Itsuro Kawasaki (Magical Girl Ore, Rental Magica, Shining Hearts, Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION) is directing the season at Pierro...
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New Live-Action LDK Film Casts Keita Machida as Sōju Kugayama

Machida plays Shūsei's older brother in March 2019 film ― The staff of LDK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, "Suki" ga Futatsu (Two Loves Under One Roof), the new live-action film adaptation of Ayu Watanabe's LDK shōjo manga, revealed on Thursday that Keita Machida (live-action Sukimasuki) will star in the film as the character Sōju Kugayama, Shūsei's older brother. Mone Kamishiraishi (woman in picture above) p...
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Fate/Extella Link Switch Version Listed for January Release

Switch version adds local multiplayer, "Puni Puni" costumes ― Retailers Amazon and HMV & Books are listing a Switch version of Marvelous and Type-Moon's Fate/Extella Link PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game for release in Japan on January 31. The new version lists the game's four-on-four multiplayer game mode (previously exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version), as well as the addition of local mu...
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Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist Game's Teaser Previews Playable Characters

Game ships in winter for PS4 in Japan; for PS4, PC in the West ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a trailer for its Tokyo Ghoul:re Call to Exist game on Tuesday. The video previews the game's playable characters and their abilities. The new third-person survival action game is slated for release for PlayStation 4 in Japan in winter. Bandai Namco Entertainment America will release th...
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Funimation's License for Live-Action Ichi Expires

― Funimation announced on Tuesday that its streaming license for the live-action Ichi film will expire on October 16. The film will no longer be available on the company's streaming service on that date. The film is Fumihiko Sori's live-action re-imagining of the famous blind swordmaster character Zatoichi. In this 2008 retelling of the Japanese classic, Ichi is a female fighter played by Haruka Aya...
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Yamaha Will Release New Record Players After 27 Years

Yamaha is following Sony by reviving its record players. This month, Yamaha will release two new analog record player models for the first time in 27 years. The decision is likely a reflection of the growing vinyl market in America, estimated to be worth 30 billion yen (US$275.5 million). Yamaha will begin selling its TT-S 303 and MusicCast VINYL 500 models for 58,000 yen (US$449.95) and 90,000 ye...
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Death end re;Quest Game's Opening Video Previews Theme Song

Idea Factory International to release PS4 game in early 2019 ― Idea Factory International began streaming the opening video for Compile Heart's Death end re;Quest game on Tuesday. The video previews the game's theme song "Caligula Syndrome" by Gesshoku Kaigi. Idea Factory International will release the game for PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in early 2019. Idea Factory International descri...

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Sword Art Online's Asuna Created As Virtual Avatar Spokesperson

Sword Art Online's main heroine has a new job as a virtual avatar that fans can interact with on Twitter. Staff input everything they know about Asuna into a program with voice clips by voice actress Haruka Tomatsu. The program comes up with new responses based on continued input from users, so in a way, Asuna also learns through virtual interaction. Staff used Motion Graphics by Live2D to create ...
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Zombieland Saga Anime's New Visual Shows Zombie Idol Group

― The official website for MAPPA, Avex Pictures, and Cygames' Zombieland Saga anime revealed a new visual for the anime on Tuesday. The anime premiered on October 4. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan, and Funimation will begin streaming an English dub on October 28. The anime follows Sakura Minamoto, who dreams of being an idol, but is hit by a car and wakes up as a zombie. A m...
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Momoko Sakura's Coji-Coji Manga Celebrates Straightener Band's 20th Anniversary

Momoko Sakura's Coji-Coji manga is collaborating with the Japanese rock band Straightener (Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion theme song) to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary. Collaboration merchandise will go on sale at nine pop-up shops on October 13. The project came about because the band members are fans of Coji-Coji. The collaboration illustration features the band members as Coji-Coj...
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Bakugan Franchise Relaunches With Bakugan Battle Planet Series in December

New toy line will also debut in 2019 ― Canadian toy and media company Spin Master, in collaboration with TMS Entertainment and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana subsidiary, formally announced their relaunch of the Bakugan franchise on Tuesday. The relaunch involves a new toy line as well as a new television animation series Bakugan Battle Planet. The series will premiere in the United States on Cartoon N...
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Japanese Comic Ranking, October 1-7

Hunter x Hunter, Haikyu!!, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Berserk, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 Hunter x Hunter 36 498,226 498,226 2018/10 Shueisha Yoshihiro Togashi 1 1 2 Haikyu!! 34 285,688 285,688 2018/10 Shueisha Haruichi Furudate 2 1 3 That Time I Got Reincarnated a...
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Disaster Report 4 Plus PS4 Game Delayed to November 22

― Granzella announced on Wednesday that its Disaster Report 4 Plus -Summer Memories- (Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4 Plus -Summer Memories-) PlayStation 4 game will be delayed from October 25 to November 22. The company apologized and explained that the reason for the delay is to improve the game's quality. In the game, players take on the role of a male or female protagonist who is trapped in an unfamilia...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, October 1-7

Super Mario Party, Mega Man 11 games debut ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 24-30 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1NSwSuper Mario Party Nintendo October 5 142,868 142,868 2PS4Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Including Limited Editions) Ubisoft October 2 45,166 45,166 3PS4Warriors Orochi 4 (Including Limited Editions) Koei Tecmo Games September 27 24,005 ...
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Phantom Thief Jeanne's Arina Tanemura Designs Characters for Alice Closet Game

Manga artist and character designer Arina Tanemura is bringing her dreamy artwork to DMM Games' latest project Alice Closet. The game is slated to debut on Android and iOS devices and as a PC browser next year. The game puts players in charge of dressing up a mysterious "Flower Doll" named Alice in the world of Wonderland. The player is transported to picture book-like Wonderland from the modern w...
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Sega Unveils Real-Time Strategy Game Revolve8 for Smartphones

Game features fairy tale characters reimagined by Castlevania's Igarashi ― Sega unveiled its new real-time strategy game Revolve8 for iOS and Android devices on Wednesday. The company has opened preregistration for a closed beta test that will take place from October 23 to November 2. Sega describes the game: This all-star team brings to the table a cast of funky Heroes who will shatter your expectat...
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In This Corner of the World Staff Reunite for Promotional Short Anime

Promotional anime short for Otafuku Sauce is 1st of 3 planned shorts ― Food and seasoning company Otafuku Sauce began streaming an anime short on Wednesday titled "Watashi no Na wa Ōtafukuko ~Chiisana Shiawase o, Chikyū no Shiawase ni~. (Borderless Happiness)" The short portrays the main character Ōtafukuko, a 1,028-year-old woman, making and sharing Issenyōsho in a scene set in Hiroshima after the S...
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Etrian Odyssey Nexus 3DS Game's English Trailer Streamed

Launch edition includes art book, pin ― Atlus USA began streaming a trailer for Etrian Odyssey Nexus on Wednesday. The video reveals that the game's launch edition will include an outer box, art book, and pin featuring the innkeeper Vivian. The Nintendo 3DS game is slated for February 5 in North America and Europe. The game introduces a new class named "Hero." In addition, many classes from all previ...
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GKIDS Licenses Studio Ponoc's Modest Heroes Anime Anthology Film

Maggie Q to have voice role in English dub ― GKIDS announced on Wednesday that it has acquired North American distribution rights for Studio Ponoc's anthology film Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Film Theater, Volume 1. The company plans to release the film theatrically with both English subtitles and an English dub in January 2019 following the film's United States premiere at Los Angeles' Animation is F...
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Pokémon GO, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! Games' Videos Preview Meltan

New Mythical Pokèmon debuts with Mystery Boxes in games in 2018 ― The Pokémon franchise's official YouTube channel began streaming two promotional videos on Wednesday that reveal more information about the new Mythical Pokémon Meltan. The end of the live-action video shows a silhouette that appears to be an unrevealed form of Meltan. The videos promote Niantic's Pokémon GO smartphone game and the Pok...
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Kengan Ashura Anime Reveals 4 Cast Members, Visual

Hayato Kaneko, Tetsu Inada, Junya Enoki, Daisuke Namikawa join cast ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura manga revealed four more cast members and a teaser visual on Thursday. The new cast members are: Hayato Kaneko as Rihito Tetsu Inada as Jun Sekibayashi Junya Enoki as Cosmo Imai Daisuke Namikawa as Setsuna Kiryū In addition, the website revealed that...
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STARMYU in Halloween OVA's Promo Video Previews Opening Song

Anime ships on October 24 after delay ― The official website for the Starmyu anime began streaming a promotional video for the STARMYU in Halloween original video anime (OVA) on Wednesday. The video previews the opening song "Horizon." The OVA will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on October 24 after a delay from its originally planned release on October 10. The release will bundle a four-panel manga by ...
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Extra Edinburgh Penguin Highway Screening on October 24

Wednesday screening at Edinburgh Filmhouse at 5.45, following earlier screening on Saturday 20 ― The Edinburgh leg of Scotland Loves Anime has added an extra screening of Studio Colorido's Penguin Highway on Wednesday October 24 at 5.45 p.m. Both this screening and the previous screening on Saturday October 20 at 1 p.m. can be booked here. The film opened in Japan in August; Anime Limited's main cine...
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Final Godzilla Anime Film's Trailer Previews XAI Theme Song

Film featuring Ghidorah opens on November 9 in Japan ― The official website for Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Godzilla: Hoshi wo Kū Mono), the third and final film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, began streaming the first trailer on Wednesday. The trailer previews XAI's theme song "live and die." The film opens in Japanese theaters on November 9. The film will also close out the Tokyo International...
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Ore ga Suki nano wa Imōto dakedo Imōto ja nai Anime Reveals 4 More Cast Members

Series premiered on Wednesday ― The official website for the television anime of Seiji Ebisu's Ore ga Suki nano wa Imōto dakedo Imōto ja nai (The One I Love Is My Little Sister But She's Not a Little Sister) light novel series revealed four additional cast members on Wednesday. The website also revealed character visuals for two of the newly announced characters. The new cast members are: Eri Kitamur...
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Gundam 00 Stage Play Reveals Cast for Ribbons, Trinity Siblings

Tomoru Akazawa, Reiji Sakagaki, Masahide Funaki, Yui Itō join cast of February stage play ― The official website for the stage play adaptation of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime revealed additional cast members for the stage play on Tuesday. The additional cast members include: Tomoru Akazawa as Ribbons Almark Reiji Sakagaki as Johann Trinity Masahide Funaki as Michael Trinity Yui Itō as Nena Trinity...
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Kemono Friends Season 2 Anime's Visual Adds Giant Armadillo, Pangolin

― The official website for the Kemono Friends franchise revealed an updated version of the visual for the anime's second season on Wednesday. The new visual shows Giant Armadillo and Giant Pangolin alongside Serval, the new character Caracal, the members of the PPP idol unit, Fennec, and Common Raccoon. The staff has yet to reveal the new season's director and studio. The first season's director Tat...
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Monster Strike Film Tops Box Office, Re:Zero OVA at #8

Natsume film drops to #3, live-action Perfect World at #4 ― Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata (Beyond the Sky) 3DCG anime film topped the Japanese box office rankings in its opening weekend. The film opened in Japan on October 5 in 336 theaters, and sold 115,000 tickets to earn 151 million yen (about US$1.33 million). Alice Hirose (live-action Silver Spoon's Aki Mikage, live-action Hyouka's Er...
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2nd Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film Reveals Mecha Designs

Film opens in Japan on November 10 ― The official website for the Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution film trilogy revealed visuals for four of the mecha that will appear in Anemone: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution), the second film in the trilogy. All four of the mecha have previously appeared in previous entries in the series, with the Nirvash type the END piloted...
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Karakuri Circus Anime Unveils 4 Cast Members, New Visual

Jun Fukuyama, Jouji Nakata, Aoi Yūki, Ryūzaburō Ōtomo cast in anime premiering Thursday ― The official website for the television anime of Kazuhiro Fujita's Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri) manga revealed four additional cast members for Le Quattro Pionere (The Four Pioneers) characters and a new visual for the anime on Wednesday. The new cast includes: Jun Fukuyama as Arlecchino Jouji Nakata ...
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Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon Games' Halloween Competition Offers Shiny Mimikyu

The Pokémon franchise often gets into the spooky spirit of October with Halloween celebrations. This year is no different, and the website for the Pokémon Global Link service revealed the "Ultra Spooky Cup" competition on Monday. Only the creepiest and eeriest Pokémon will be permitted in the contest (full list on the official website). The competition will be full of Ghost types and scary monster...
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Nozaki-kun, Oresama Teacher's Izumi Tsubaki Pens 1-Shot

New 1-shot romance manga debuts on October 25 ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed last week that manga creator Izumi Tsubaki will draw a 38-page one-shot manga titled "Omae Watashi no Koto Suki Daro" (You Like Me Don't You?). The one-shot will debut in a special edition of the magazine titled The Hana to Yume Warai on October 25, and it will feature in the issue's ...
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1980s NES Game Idol Hakkenden Gets Fan Revival

Someone went deep-diving into the NES cartridges and pulled out a long forgotten game, blew the dust off, and decided to give it a mini-renaissance. How else would we get an English fan-translation for the otherwise little known Idol Hakkenden? Idol Hakkenden is a text-based adventure game released solely in Japan in 1989. Video game developer Natsume created the game for the Nintendo Entertainmen...
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GKIDS, Shout! Factory to Release 'Night is Short, Walk on Girl' Anime Film on January 29

Masaaki Yuasa's film screened in U.S. in August ― GKIDS and Shout! Factory announced that they will release Masaaki Yuasa's The Night is Short, Walk on Girl anime film on a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack on January 29, 2019. The release will include an interview with Yuasa. Fathom Events and GKIDS screened the film from August 21-22, and GKIDS kept the film screening after August 22. All screenings ...
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Fate/stay night's Junichi Suwabe Gives Expert Beauty Advice via Smart Mirror

Yesterday, the Smart Mirror “novera” added Jun Fukuyama as a voice actor for its growing cast of characters. Fukuyama voices Yutaka Sudō, an "emotionally honest" pastry chef that Smart Mirror users can interact with while also receiving make-up advice. He joined Yuuki Kaji, who voices the "fastidious and standoffish spacial designer" Yuki Takano. Today the product creators announced that Junichi S...
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Seven Heavenly Virtues Anime's Dub Streams on HIDIVE on October 16

Blu-ray Disc to ship on same day ― HIDIVE announced on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the English dub of The Seven Heavenly Virtues on October 16 in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and other territories. The streaming service will add additional episodes weekly on Tuesdays. Sentai Filmworks will release the complete television anime and two origina...
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