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This Week in Anime - Netflix's Levius Sends in the Clowns

Netflix dropped its final punch-fest for 2019, this time with bonus steampunk flavor. What separates Levius from Baki and Kengan Ashura? Steve and Nick dig into the show's unique brand of humor—and one villain that's all about clowning around. ― Netflix dropped its final punch-fest for 2019, this time with bonus steampunk flavor. What separates Levius from Baki and Kengan Ashura? Steve and Nick dig ...
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86 novel 3

"With this volume Asato reinforces that her writing caliber is a decided step above that of the typical light novel writer; it feels much more refined and is definitely more evocatively descriptive." ― Possibly the most surprising thing about the contents of this volume is a point that author Asato Asato raises in the Afterword: that this part of the story was originally intended to be much lighter-h...
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To Write Your Words GN 1

"Those looking for a sexier story may be disappointed while those wanting something on the sweeter side may be turned off, and that's too bad on both accounts." ― Despite what the synopsis sounds like, To Write Your Words has much more in common with something like Arte, where the heroine learns her trade through solid instruction, than Overcumming Writer's Block (being digitally published by Renta),...
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This Week in Anime - Babylon Has a Whore Complex

The Babylon anime is on short hiatus as it prepares for its big finale. Micchy and Andy dig in to the show's philosophical conundrums on suicide and gender relations and come up with a lot of reeking garbage. ― The Babylon anime is on short hiatus as it prepares for its big finale. Micchy and Andy dig in to the show's philosophical conundrums on suicide and gender relations and come up with a lot of...
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ISLAND BR + Digital

"Island leaves a few things completely unexplained in its quest to nail down its dramatic love story." ― The mid-to-late 2000s was a period where the moe boom – fueled in large part by several highly successful visual novel adaptations – prevailed in the anime landscape about to the degree that isekai series currently do. If your anime fandom does not date back that far then this Summer 2018 series, ...
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Game Reveals 5 More Playable Characters, Boss Character

Chaos Bringer to be both boss character, DLC playable character in fighting game ― A stage presentation at the "Granblue Fantasy Fes 2019" event on Saturday revealed four more characters for Cygames and Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus PlayStation 4 fighting game. The four characters will launch as part of the game's first "character pass." The first Character Pass will have a total of five...
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Granblue Fantasy Anime's New Special About Djeeta to Air in March 2020

Anime special to be part of overall 2nd season of anime ― A stage presentation at the "Granblue Fantasy Fes 2019" event on Saturday revealed that the Granblue Fantasy anime is getting a new special that will stream and air in March 2020. The anime, subtitled "Djeeta-hen" (Djeeta Chapter), will commemorate the sixth anniversary of the game, and is technically part of the overall Granblue Fantasy The A...
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Bushiroad Acquires 8.2% of Sanzigen Animation Studio

Ultra Super Pictures, studio president Hiroaki Matsuura own rest of stock in company ― Entertainment company Bushiroad announced on Friday that it has acquired 8.2% of SANZIGEN Animation Studio, the studio behind the second and third seasons of the Bang Dream! anime series. Bushiroad stated that it purchased the stock in the studio as part of a string of "important partnerships" to create high-qualit...
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Live-Action Death Come True Game Reveals Teaser Video, More Cast

Chiaki Kuriyama joins cast for game launching on multiple platforms next year ― The official website for Too Kyo Games' "full motion video game" project Death Come True began streaming a teaser video for the game on Saturday. The game's main cast includes: Kanata Hongō will play main character Makoto Karaki Chiaki Kuriyama as Akane Sachimura, who wakes up in the same hotel room as Makoto The site wil...
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Persona 5 Royal Game's Western Release to Include Subtitles in 5 Languages

― Atlus USA announced on Thursday that its release of the Persona 5 Royal (Persona 5 The Royal in Japan) PlayStation 4 role-playing game in the West will feature subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish — a first for the Persona game franchise. Persona 5 Royal launched for the PS4 in Japan on October 31. The game will launch in the West on March 31. The PlayStation Stores in Hong K...
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Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Game's Video Highlights Haru

Franchise's 1st action RPG launches for PS4/Switch in Japan on February 20 ― Atlus began streaming on Friday a new character video for Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers ⁠— the new action role-playing game in the Persona franchise by Atlus, Koei Tecmo Games, and Omega Force. The new video highlights Haru Okumura. Last week Atlus also streamed a video for Yusuke Kitagawa. Previous videos have hi...
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Oldcodex to Perform New Theme Song for Ultraman Anime's April TV Broadcast

― The official website for the 3D CG anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga announced on Saturday that the anime is getting a television broadcast in Japan starting in April 2020 on Tokyo MX and BS11. The rock band Oldcodex will perform a new theme song for the broadcast version (the group also performed the opening theme for the Netflix version of the show). The site revea...
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Live-Action Shin Ultraman Film's Visual Features Ultraman with No Color Timer

― The staff for Studio Khara's new Shin Ultraman (New Ultraman) film revealed a visual for the film at the "Tsuburaya Convention 2019" event on Saturday. In the below image, the titular Ultraman is not wearing a color timer. Cinema Today is also streaming a video of the presentation of the visual. Takumi Saitou will play the film's main character, the man who can transform into Ultraman. Masami Naga...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend, Seitokai Yakuindomo Manga Both Have 'Important Announcement' on December 25

― The combined second and third 2020 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine teased on Wednesday that Reiji Miyajima's Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent-A-Girlfriend) manga and Tozen Ujiie's Seitokai Yakuindomo will both have an "important announcement" in the magazine's combined fourth and fifth issue, which will ship on December 25. The chapter of Kanojo, Okarishimasu in that issue will also have an o...
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Rich Police Cash Manga Gets 'Comic Anime'

Anime premieres on Coro Coro Comics' YouTube channel on January 15 ― The January issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Friday that Sakuya Kuroda's Rich Police Cash (Rich Kaikan Cash) manga is getting a "comic anime" that will premiere on the Coro Coro Channel YouTube channel on January 15. The channel's content is usually region-locked to Japan only. The manga follows a ...
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Seven Seas Reveals 1 New Light Novel License, 5 New Manga Licenses Including 2 Magus' Bride Spinoff Series

Who Says Warriors Can't be Babes?, The Gym Teacher and School Nurse are Dating! manga included in new licenses ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced five manga licenses and one light novel series license on Friday, in addition to the previously reported license of the Made in Abyss Anthology manga. The new licenses include: Title: The Ancient Magus' Bride - Psalm 75: Lightning Jack and the Fairy Incid...
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Kaiju Decode CG Anime Project Reveals Visual, Character Designer

― Tsuburaya Productions revealed a visual and the character designer on Saturday for its Kaiju Decode CG anime project at the opening ceremonies of the "Tsuburaya Convention 2019" event. Hollywood CG art director Sei Nakashima (Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution end credits illustrations, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone concept artist) is the character designer. The project is a collaboration betwe...
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5th Tenchi Muyo! OVA Season Previewed in 3 More Promo Videos

1st of 6 home videos ships on February 28 ― The official Twitter account for the fifth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki original video anime (OVA) series began streaming the OVA's third promotional video on Friday. The YouTube channel for the OVA series had streamed two other promotional videos on November 22. The videos differ slightly in the first few seconds, but are otherwise the same. The sea...
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Trigger, Tsuburaya Productions Announce New SSSS.Dynazenon Anime

Anime project is part of "Gridman Universe" ― Pony Canyon and Tsuburaya Productions announced on Saturday that Trigger will animate the new SSSS.Dynazenon anime project. The anime is listed as being part of the "Gridman Universe." The companies have not yet revealed the format of the project. "Gridman" is credited with the original work, and Akira Amemiya is returning from SSSS.Gridman to direct the ...
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Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune 3D CG Anime Film's Trailer Reveals Guest Cast, Theme Song

Yūma Uchida, Megumi Han cast in Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune film opening on February 28 ― The official website for Benesse Corporation's Shimajirō anime franchise began streaming a new trailer for the Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune (Shimajirō and the Flying Ship) 3D CG anime film on Tuesday. The video reveals new guest cast members: Yūma Uchida as Jin and Megumi Han as Lily. The trailer also reveals the...

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Psycho-Pass 3 ‒ SERIES FINALE

In the end, this TV series is Kei's story—the story of how he lost his way.
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New Beyblade Project Debuts in Spring 2020

Project includes new anime, manga, toys ― The official website for the Beyblade franchise revealed on Friday that the new project for the Beyblade Burst series will debut in spring 2020. The project includes a new anime, manga, and toys. The project's visual shows silhouettes of the series' characters. The most recent anime in the franchise is Beyblade Burst Rise (Beyblade Burst GT). The ongoing seri...
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Funimation to Stream ID: INVADED Virtual World Suspense Anime's 1st 2 Episodes for 24 Hours

Original TV anime begins limited stream on December 15 ― Funimation announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the first two episodes of the original television anime project ID: INVADED in Japanese with English subtitles on Sunday at 10 a.m. EST. The episodes will be available on the service for 24 hours. The series will premiere in Japan with the first two episodes in a one-hour special on th...
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Puzzle & Dragons Gold Game Launches for Switch in Japan, U.S., Canada on January 15

Promo video streamed for puzzle action game ― GungHo Online Entertainment announced on Friday that the Puzzles & Dragons Gold (Pazudora Gold) puzzle action game will launch digitally for Nintendo Switch on January 15 in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. The company also began streaming a promotional video for the game. Puzzles & Dragons Gold will feature a story mode, Puzzle & Dragons Academy, and unique ...
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Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses Made in Abyss Anthology Book

Collection of short stories by various creators will ship on September 29 ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it will release the Made in Abyss Anthology (Made in Abyss Kōshiki Anthology Doshigataki Tankutsuka-tachi) book in print and digitally in North America on September 29. The company describes the volume: In an era when the world has been scoured for secrets, one place remains u...
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Netflix Adds Ni no Kuni Anime Film in U.S. on January 16

Adaptation of game franchise opened in Japan on August 23 ― Netflix revealed on Wednesday that it will begin streaming Warner Bros. Japan and Level 5's Ni no Kuni anime film in the United States on January 16. The film opened in Japan on August 23. The film stars: Kento Yamazaki as Yū Mackenyu as Haru Mei Nagano as Asha/Kotona Mamoru Miyano as Yoki Kenjiro Tsuda as Gabaras Maaya Sakamoto as Saki / Ve...
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Locals Warn of Disturbances Caused By Rising Popularity of Anime Pilgrimages

Economics magazine Money Post published an article on its website and latest print issue regarding the possible downsides caused by the rise of anime pilgrimages within the last decade. The article publishes several quotes from locals and people related to tourism bureaus that are directly affected by the anime tourism boom. The city of Numazu in the Shizuoka prefecture has experienced a boom in v...
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Hero Must Die. again Game Heads West in Spring 2020

Teaser video previews new theme song for PS4, Switch, Steam RPG ― Game publisher Degica Games announced on Friday that it will release Shoji Masuda (Oreshika), G Mode, and Pyramid's Hero Must Die. again (Yūsha Shisu. again) role-playing game in the West for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in spring 2020. The release will include Japanese audio with English and Japanese subtitles. The...
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Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE ‒ Episode 11

With the prophetic title “Last Mission,” this episode follows our protagonists as they finally get it through their thick skulls that they have the chance to become real heroes, not just play them in games.
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Live-Action Love Stage!! Film Casts DAIGO, Reveals Theme Song Artist

BREAKERZ band member DAIGO reprises role for new adaptation of his older sister's manga ― The official Twitter account for the live-action film adaptation of Taishi Zaou and Eiki Eiki's Love Stage!! boys-love manga revealed on Friday that Eiki's younger brother and BREAKERZ band member DAIGO will play Izumi Sena's older brother Shōgo. DAIGO is reprising the role from the manga's 2014 television and o...
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second ‒ Episode 12

It's a valid question, of whether a society that seemingly makes decisions like that which could destroy itself has earned that destruction, or if as Yang describes, evils like Nationalism are but a too-contagious disease that seeps out from individuals like Trunicht- a cancer from only a few cells that eventually kills the whole nation it plays host to.
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'Japanese', 'Hentai' Top Pornhub Searches Worldwide (NSFW)

Japan was country with second highest traffic in 2019 ― Pornhub Insights posted data for the site's most searched for terms in 2019. "Japanese" topped the list, followed by "hentai" (a term for Japanese animated pornography, lit. "pervert"). "Japanese" was previously ranked 5th last year, while "hentai" remained at number 2. The top 25 results are listed below: Traffic to the site from Japan has incr...
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Stars Align ‒ Episode 10

All of the plotlines are important – especially Toma's, which has kind of been languishing – and there's no doubt that they're going to influence things, but it feels a little overwhelming.
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Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! Anime Adds Reijinsignal Band

Lynn, Yū Serizawa, Minori Suzuki join cast ― The official website for the anime of Sanrio's character project Show By Rock!! revealed the new band Reijingsignal on Thursday for Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!, the franchise's new television anime. The three-member all-female band includes Lynn as Rararin (seen center in image below), Yū Serizawa as Sumomone (right), and Minori Suzuki as Uiui (left). Th...
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King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10 Anime Film's Trailer Streamed

SePTENTRION performs theme song "Love Graffiti" ― The official website for the King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10 anime film began streaming a theatrical trailer on Friday. The video previews Shin Ichijō's song "Daisuki Refrain" and the theme song "Love Graffiti" by Edel Rose's new seven-member unit SePTENTRION. The film will open in Japan on January 10. The anime will star: Junta Terashima ...
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Smile Down the Runway Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, 5 More Cast Members

Ayaka Fukuhara, Kōhei Amasaki, Keiko Han, Yui Makino, Mayumi Asano join cast ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kotoba Inoya's Smile Down the Runway (Runway de Waratte) manga revealed the second promotional video and additional cast on Friday. The video previews Ami Sakaguchi's opening theme song "Lion" and J-JUN's ending theme song "Ray of Light." The new cast members are:...
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Haikyu!! Anime's 4th Season Casts Yūto Uemura, Kousuke Toriumi

Video previews All-Japan Youth Training Camp ― The official website for Haikyu!! To The Top, the fourth season of the Haikyu!! anime, revealed a promotional video and additional cast on Friday. The video previews the All-Japan Youth Training Camp story and Burnout Syndromes' opening theme song "PHOENIX." The new Itachiyama Academy student characters and cast members are: Yūto Uemura as Motoya Komori ...
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Duel Masters Manga Enters Final Arc

Manga launched in February 2017 ― The January 2020 issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Friday that the most recent Duel Masters manga has entered its final arc. The manga launched in Coro Coro Comics in February 2017. Shigenobu Matsumoto is drawing the manga, with Yoshiki Ojime as the technical adviser. The manga's ninth volume shipped on July 26. The latest anime series in th...
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Dr. Stone Anime Gets 2nd Season

New season focuses on "Stone Wars" arc ― The 24th and final episode of the television anime adaptation of Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki's Dr. Stone manga announced on Friday that the anime is getting a second season. The second season will focus on the "Stone Wars" story arc. The second 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine had teased on Monday that there would be an "important announce...
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Emma's Kaoru Mori Draws New 1-Shot Manga

― The 70th issue of Kadokawa's Harta magazine revealed on Friday that Kaoru Mori will draw a new one-shot manga titled "Guren Baera" in the magazine's next issue on February 15. The magazine teased that the manga will be a comedy about a maid in the underworld who plans to get close to her master. Mori's currently running manga is A Bride's Story, which launched in Harta (at the time known as Fellow...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, December 2-8

Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends anime film earns 1.4% rating ― The Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends anime film aired on TV Tokyo on Saturday, December 7 at 12:30 p.m., and it earned a 1.4% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV December 8 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 12.8 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV December 8 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.3 Detective Conan NTV December 7 (Sat) 18:...
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Untitled Anime U.K Cinema Release Listed For February 9

No independent confirmation yet for untitled release listed as National Amusements release on Film Distributor Association website ― The Film Distributors' Association website Launching Films is listing an "Untitled National Amusements Anime" for U.K. cinema release on Sunday February 9 2020. National Amusements is the distributor which previously handled the U.K. cinema releases of A Silent Voice, M...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, December 2-8

Pokémon Sword & Shield stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: December 2-8 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPokémon Sword & Shield Nintendo November 15 201,838 2,224,881 2NSwLuigi's Mansion 3 Nintendo October 31 34,122 319,297 3NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18 16,128 328,511 4NSwMinecraft Nintendo June 21, 2018 15,335 1,038,091 5NSwMario & Sonic at the Ol...
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Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Anime's 2nd Season Previewed in Promo Video

New series of shorts premieres on January 5 ― The official Twitter account for Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki 2 Satsume ⁠— the second season of the television anime of Masaki Ando's Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Yatogame-chan Observation Diary) four-panel manga ⁠— began streaming the show's promotional video on Friday. The video reveals and previews the theme song "Imaginary Love" by +α/Alphakyun. The ...
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Uramichi Oniisan Anime Reveals TV Format, 2020 Debut, Staff

Happy Sugar Life's Nobuyoshi Nagayama directs series at Studio Blanc. ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Gaku Kuze's Uramichi Oniisan manga revealed on Friday that the anime will be a television anime that will premiere in 2020. The site also revealed the show's staff. Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Smile Down the Runway, Are You Lost?, Happy Sugar Life) is directing the anime at Studio Blanc. (...
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Live-Action 'What Did You Eat Yesterday?' Series Gets 90-Minute Special on January 1

New special to have 3 segments taking place between March, May ― TV Tokyo revealed on Friday that the live-action television series adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?) manga is getting a 90-minute television special that will air on January 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 p.m. The new special will be split into three segments, with each segment taking place in March, ...
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No More Heroes III Game Unveils New Trailer

Game ships for Switch in 2020 ― Nintendo began streaming a trailer for Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes III game on Thursday. The game will ship for the Nintendo Switch in 2020 The returning staff includes writer and Grasshopper Manufacture founder Goichi "Suda51" Suda. Robin Atkin Downes and Paula Tiso are reprising their roles as Travis Touchdown and Silvia Christel, respectively. Grasshopp...
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An Incurable Case of Love Manga's Live-Action Show Unveils Cast, Staff, January Debut

Mone Kamishiraishi, Takeru Satoh, more star in live-action series of Maki Enjōji's manga ― TBS' official website for the live-action television series of Maki Enjōji's An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko made mo) manga revealed the series' cast, staff, and January premiere on Friday. Mone Kamishiraishi (left in image above) will play Nanase Sakura. Takeru Satoh will play Kairi Tendo. Ot...
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Games Get 7 Net Anime Shorts by Studio Colorido (Update)

Shingo Yamashita directs monthly shorts at Penguin Highway's studio, debuting January 15 ― Nintendo revealed on Friday that its Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games will receive a series of seven five-minute net anime shorts titled Hakumei no Tsubasa (Pokémon: Twilight Wings) by Studio Colorido (Typhoon Noruda, Penguin Highway, Fastening Days). The first episode will de...
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2020 Toei Manga Matsuri Omnibus Film Includes Butt Detective, Kamen Rider Den-O

April 24 film's teaser also lists Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō, Recycle Zoo ― Toei announced on Friday that the revival of its Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus film series will have another installment on April 24. Next year's omnibus will include a second film for the Butt Detective (Oshiri Tantei) anime, and will also include films for Kamen Rider Den-O, Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō, and Recycle Zoo. This ...
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2nd Gundam: Reconguista in G Compilation Film Reveals Title, February Opening

Belry Gekishin opens on February 21 in Japan ― Sunrise revealed the title and February 21 opening date for the second of the planned five compilation films for the Gundam: Reconguista in G anime. The film's title is Gekijōban Gundam G no Reconguista II: Belry Gekishin (Belry Advances). The first film, Gekijōban Gundam G no Reconguista I: Ike! Core Fighter (Go! Core Fighter), opened in Japan on Novemb...
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Sekiro Wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2019

Death Stranding also wins Best Game Direction, Best Score/Music ― From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice won Game of the Year as well as Best Action/Adventure Game in the Game Awards 2019 on Thursday. Kojima Productions' Death Stranding won Best Game Direction and Best Score/Music. Capcom's Devil May Cry 5 won Best Action Game. Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate won Best Fighting Game, while Ni...
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Square Enix Reveals Bravely Default II Game for Switch

Launches next year ― The Game Awards event announced on Thursday that Square Enix is developing Bravely Default II, a new installment in its Bravely Default game series, for the Nintendo Switch next year. Square Enix previously teased a new installment for the series in 2018. Square Enix released the original Bravely Default: Flying Fairy game for the Nintendo 3DS in October 2012. An enhanced version...

Psycho-Pass 3 Anime Film Is Compilation Film

Who-ya Extended returns with new "Synthetic Sympathy" theme song for spring 2020 film ― The staff of Psycho-Pass 3, the third television anime season in the Psycho-Pass franchise, revealed on Friday that Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector, the anime's upcoming film, will be a compilation film. The film will have a returning cast and staff, and will have a new opening theme song titled "Synthetic Sympathy...
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Game Unveils New Trailer

Game debuts on PS4 on March 3 ― The Game Awards event revealed a new trailer for Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII game on Thursday. The game will launch worldwide on PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. The game is a PlayStation exclusive until March 3, 2021. The game will have Deluxe, Digital Deluxe, and 1st Class Editions. The Deluxe Edition contains an art book, a mini-soundtrack CD, and a DLC Materia f...

Microsoft Reveals Xbox Series X Platform for 2020 Holiday Season Launch

Console previously codenamed "Project Scarlett" ― The Game Awards event revealed on Thursday that Microsoft's new console, previously codenamed "Project Scarlett," is named Xbox Series X. It will debut in the 2020 holiday season. The console will have a new AMD processor, GDDR6 memory, and a "next-generation" solid state drive, and will also support 8K resolution, hardware-accelerated ray tracing, an...
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime's English-Subtitled Video Previews Voices, Opening Song

Rap duo chelmico performs "Easy Breezy" opening for January 5 anime ― The official website for the television anime of Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga began streaming an English-subtitled promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the anime's voice cast and opening theme song "Easy Breezy" by female rap duo chelmico. The series will...

Psycho-Pass 3 Anime Gets Film Next Spring

Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector will also stream on Amazon inside, outside Japan ― The eighth and final episode of Psycho-Pass 3, the third television anime season in the Psycho-Pass franchise, revealed early Friday morning that the anime will have a film titled Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector. The film will open in theaters in Japan next spring, and will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside...
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Blade of the Immortal ‒ Episode 11

This is just two men who want to kill each other really badly doing their absolute damnedest to do so, and simple means better in this case.
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One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Game's Opening Video Streamed

Video previews game's theme song 'Freaking out!' by JAM Project ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming the opening video for the One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows game on Thursday. The video previews the game's theme song “Freaking out!” by JAM Project. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe on February 28, and for PS4 and Xbox One in Japan...

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Shironeko New Project Game's Release Delayed From 2020

― Game developer Colopl announced on Thursday that it is changing the release window of its Shironeko New Project game from 2020 to an undetermined time period. The announcement stated that the staff decided to revise their plan for the game in order to produce a game that will better satisfy fans. Colopl announced the game for the Nintendo Switch in July 2018. Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle, the...
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La-Mulana 1 & 2 Games' Video Reveals March 17 Release in N. America

PS4/Switch/Xbox One games also debut in Europe on March 20, in Oceania on March 27 ― NIS America announced on Thursday that it will release Nigoro's La-Mulana 1 & 2 games for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One in North America on March 17. The company will also release the games in Europe on March 20 and in Oceania on March 27. The Hidden Treasures Edition will bundle an art book, two-d...
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Demon Slayer, Weathering With You Songs Top 2019 Anisong Downloads

Music download website Mora announced the most downloaded anime theme songs of the year. Leading the pack is the unstoppable "Gurenge" (Red Lotus) by LiSA. The song was certified platinum by the Japan Record Association on September 22. The opener was the second most downloaded summer anime theme song and had over 300,000 downloads in October. The song even caught the attention of Panic! at the Di...
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Crunchyroll Adds NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX/DX OVAs to Catalog

Both anime begin streaming on Thursday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it is adding the NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX and NG Knight Lamune & 40 DX original video anime (OVA) to its catalog in the U.S. and Canada on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST. The three-episode NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX OVA debuted in Japan in 1991. Crunchyroll describes the anime: Lamune has returned to Earth with no memory of his ...
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Kemono Michi: Rise Up ‒ Episode 11

Carmilla lost the greater battle with Rose, but there's an argument to be made that she won the fight against herself, and I daresay that's more important.
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Jump Force Game's Video Previews Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, Trafalgar Law

Trailer teases that "the battle continues in 2020" ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming a DLC character trailer on Thursday for its Jump Force crossover fighting game. The video previews Bleach's Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez and One Piece's Trafalgar Law, who will both launch in the game on December 17. Character Pass owners will have early access to the new characters on Friday. The trailer ...
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Laid-Back Camp Anime's Heya Camp Anime Shorts Unveil 'Episode 0,' Story

Anime premieres on January 6 ― FuRyu Anime Channel began streaming on Thursday "episode 0" of "Heya Camp" ("Heya Kyan△", Room Camp), the short anime spinoff of the anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga. The official website of the Laid-Back Camp anime also unveiled "Heya Camp's" story. "Episode 0" debuted on the first Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume of the Laid-Back Camp anime in March...
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Chihayafuru 3 ‒ Episode 10

At long last, we also get some major rumblings in Taichi and Arata's romantic rivalry, beyond the usual karuta-laced metaphors.
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Ys: Memories of Celceta Game Heads West for PS4 in 2020

Physical release includes soundtrack CD ― XSEED Games announced on Thursday that it will release the PlayStation 4 remaster of Nihon Falcom's Ys: Memories Of Celceta game physically and digitally in North America in spring 2020. Marvelous Europe also announced that it will release the game physically and digitally in Europe and Australia in 2020. The game will be available with both English and Japan...
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This Week in Anime - Netflix's Levius Sends in the Clowns

Netflix dropped its final punch-fest for 2019, this time with bonus steampunk flavor. What separates Levius from Baki and Kengan Ashura? Steve and Nick dig into the show's unique brand of humor—and one villain that's all about clowning around. ― Netflix dropped its final punch-fest for 2019, this time with bonus steampunk flavor. What separates Levius from Baki and Kengan Ashura? Steve and Nick dig ...
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Ascendance of a Bookworm ‒ Episode 11

Though Myne is able to pay for the item that saves her life, she effectively has the long-term choice between leaving her family behind to pursue an arrangement like Freida's or dying with her family.
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Drummer Yū 'masshoi' Yamauchi Passes Away at 37

Drummer performed for many Hiroyuki Sawano soundtracks, Animelo Summer Live ― Drummer Yū Yamauchi (masshoi) passed away on December 4 due to acute heart failure. He was 37. His family held a private funeral for relatives and colleagues, but announced that fans "would be able to say their farewells" on a separate occasion. Yamauchi is best known in anime as the drummer that composer Hiroyuki Sawano (A...
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Fate/Grand Order Babylonia Animation Staff Comment on Show's Highlights So Far

Director Toshifumi Akai, character designer Tomoaki Takase, episode 3 director Isao Hayashi, key animator Yusuke Kawakami weigh in ― Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia's director Toshifumi Akai, character designer and chief animation director Tomoaki Takase, episode 3 director Isao Hayashi, and key animator Yusuke Kawakami recently conducted an interview with Newtype regarding the sta...
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Rekomaru Otoi Ends Sono Toki no Kanojo ga Ima no Tsuma Desu Manga in January

Omnibus romance manga, launched on centers on different couples ― The January 2020 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Thursday that Rekomaru Otoi will end the Sono Toki no Kanojo ga Ima no Tsuma Desu (My Girlfriend Back Then is Now My Wife) manga in the magazine's next issue on January 11. The manga is in omnibus format, with each chapter centering on a different couple and d...
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86 novel 3

"With this volume Asato reinforces that her writing caliber is a decided step above that of the typical light novel writer; it feels much more refined and is definitely more evocatively descriptive." ― Possibly the most surprising thing about the contents of this volume is a point that author Asato Asato raises in the Afterword: that this part of the story was originally intended to be much lighter-h...
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ANN in Japan 2020 Tour Update

Announcing our first ANN travelling companion, and final pricing! Join ANN for a special tour of Japan in October 2020! ― In August we announced that Anime News Network and PacSet Travel will team up for a very special tour of Japan in October 2020. PacSet was founded in 2011 by Evan Miller, a former ANN writer. Since then, dozens of ANN readers have gone to Japan with PacSet and Evan, and we felt it...
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Uchi Tama Anime Reveals Promo Video, Additional Cast

Yuka Terasaki, Minami Takahashi, Ayane Sakura, Masaya Takatsuka join cast ― The official website and Twitter account for Uchi Tama!? ~ Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~, the anime based on Sony Creative Products Inc.'s Uchi Tama!? project, revealed a promotional video, television commercial, additional cast, the ending theme song, and additional broadcast information on Friday. \#うちタマ 最新PV&CM公開/フジテレビ“ノイタミ...
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'Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town' Light Novel Series Gets Slice-of-Life Spinoff Manga

Souchu's spinoff features Lloyd as restaurant worker ― The January 2020 issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine revealed on Thursday that author Toshio Satō and illustrator Nao Watanuki's Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town (Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shōnen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Yō na Monogatari) light novel series is getting a slice-of-li...
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Live-Action The Promised Neverland Film Opens in Japan in December 2020

― Film distributor TOHO revealed during a 2020 lineup presentation on Thursday that the live-action film of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga will open in theaters in Japan in December 2020. 19-year-old actress Minami Hamabe (live-action anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day special's Menma, live-action Saki film's title role, Hello World film's Ruri Ichigyō) is starring in ...

BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico Mini Anime Gets 2nd Season

3rd season of franchise's TV anime premieres on January 23 ― The official website for the BanG Dream! franchise revealed on Thursday that BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico, a mini anime of the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! game app, is getting a second season titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico ~Ohmori~. The first season of the mini anime premiered in July 2018 within the BanG Dream! TV va...
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Bushiroad, Kadokawa Jointly Acquire 63.6% of Kinema Citrus Studio's Shares

Kinema Citrus president Muneki Ogasawara maintains 36.4% controlling stake ― Anime studio Kinema Citrus announced on Wednesday that Bushiroad and Kadokawa have each acquired roughly a third of the shares of the studio. Both have each acquired 31.8% of the company's shares (thus controlling 63.6% of shares between them), with Kinema Citrus representative director Muneki Ogasawara maintains a 36.4% con...
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Stand By Me Doraemon CG Anime Film Gets Sequel Film in August

Ryūichi Yagi, Takashi Yamazaki return to helm new film based on 2000's Obāchan no Omoide film ― Toho announced on Thursday that the 2014 CG anime film Stand By Me Doraemon is receiving a sequel film titled Stand By Me Doraemon 2 that will open in Japan on August 7. Ryūichi Yagi and Takashi Yamazaki return from the first film as directors, with Yamazaki once again penning the script. The film's story ...
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus PS4 Fighting Game's Trailers Preview Vaseraga, Zeta

Game ships in West in Q1 2020 ― XSEED Games began streaming two videos for Cygames and Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus PlayStation 4 fighting game on Wednesday. The videos preview Vaseraga and Zeta. Vaseraga 💥 "Great Scythe Grynoth! Let your soul shape my blade!" 💥 Behold Vaseraga, whose intimidating presence commands caution from any challenger despite his calm personality. Whether you're...
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Death End re;Quest 2 Game's Videos Preview Battle System, Characters

Compile Heart's sequel game to launch on PS4 on February 13 ― Compile Heart began streaming three videos on Twitter for its Death end re;Quest 2 PlayStation 4 game on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first video previews the game's battle system. 『はじめてのデスリク その3』 デスリク2から初めてプレイされる方向けに実際のバトル画面のプレイムービーを用意しました。 もちろん既にデスリクをご存知の方もぜひご覧ください! ▼公式サイトはこちら https://compileheart.com/derq2/ #デスリク #デスエンドリクエスト(@CompileHeart...
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Darwin's Game Manga Enters Final Arc

Manga debuted in December 2012 ― The January 2020 issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that FLIPFLOPs' Darwin's Game manga will enter its final arc in the magazine's next issue on January 11. FLIPFLOPs launched the manga in Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine in December 2012. Akita Shoten published the manga's 19th compiled book volume on Decemb...
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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remaster Game Delayed to Next Summer

― Square Enix announced on Wednesday that it has delayed its remaster of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles game to summer 2020. The game was previously slated to launch on January 23. The game will be available for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices. Square Enix released the game for the Nintendo GameCube in Japan in August 2003, and in North America in February 2004....
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Hatena Illusion Anime Premieres on January 9

― The official website for the television anime of late author Tomohiro Matsu's Hatena Illusion light novel series revealed on Wednesday that the anime will premiere on BS NTV and MBS on January 9, and on Tokyo MX on January 10. The anime's first episode will have an advance screening event on December 22, with cast members Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Aina Suzuki, Miyu Tomita, and M.A.O in attendance. Shin...
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Netflix, LINE Partner for CG Series Based on 'Brown & Friends' Characters

Series will feature 5 characters, no dialogue ― The entertainment news website The Hollywood Reporter said on Wednesday that Netflix and Japanese messaging app LINE are partnering to produce a comedy animation series titled Line Friends based on the app's Brown & Friends character "stickers." Kickstart Entertainment, a production company based in Los Angeles and other cities around the world, is a co...
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NHK Unveils Breakers TV Anime About Para-Athletes

Shinichiro Miki, Sakiko Tamagawa, Yui Okada, more star in anime premiering on January 7 ― NHK announced on Thursday that it is producing a new sports television anime titled Breakers that will premiere on January 7 within the channel's Tensai TV-kun YOU educational program, which airs every Friday at 6:45 p.m. The anime will center on para-athletes who all meet an outcast sports scientist named Ren N...
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Manga Artists, Illustrations Draw The Ideal Palace French Live-Action Film

French postman Ferdinand Cheval lived a life marked by both wonder and tragedy. Following the death of his first wife in 1873, Cheval married again and inherited a piece of property courtesy of his new bride's parents. It was there that he would spend the next 33 years building his dream; the ideal palace. Cheval had no experience in construction or architecture nor the supplies required to build ...
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Warner Bros. Removes Live-Action Akira Film From Schedule

― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Wednesday that Warner Bros. has moved its planned live-action Akira film off its release schedule. Entertainment news website Variety reported in July that Warner Bros. has delayed the film indefinitely. The film was previously slated to begin production this fall, and its release was scheduled for May 21, 2021. Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragn...
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Akira Amano Draws New Visual Ahead of Psycho-Pass 3 Finale

Manga artist and character designer Akira Amano drew new artwork just in time for the finale of Psycho-Pass 3. The visual shows characters Arata Shindō, Kei Mikhail Ignatov, and Kōichi Azusawa. Amano is the original character designer for the Psycho-Pass franchise as well as the creator of the ēlDLIVE and Reborn! manga series. The original Psycho-Pass anime premiered in 2012 and ran for 22 episode...

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Celebrate Your Holy Night Ablaze With Promare Christmas Cake

The fire in his soul will never extinguished, not even on Christmas! The Priroll cake company is offering a delicious present for fans to share with friends or hoard to themselves with its Promare character Christmas cakes. Priroll has seven cake designs to choose from, all featuring key artwork or characters from Trigger's anime film. The designs feature Galo and Lio facing off, super-deformed ve...
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Creator Draws Theme Song Singer Yū Serizawa

Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun creator Osamu Nishi drew an illustration of singer and voice actress Yū Serizawa with the titular character. Serizawa is wearing the same stage costume featured on the jacket art for the anime's ending song. The art was included as a center color illustration in the December 12th issue of Weekly Shonen Champion magazine. An upcoming Twitter campaign will let fans...

A Certain Magical Index Light Novels Get New Series in February

Kazuma Kamachi, Kiyotaka Haimura to launch 3rd novel series in franchise ― Japanese publisher Dengeki Bunko is listing a new light novel series for Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index) series titled Sо̄yaku Toaru Majutsu no Index (Genesis Testament: A Certain Magical Index). The new series will launch in February. Kamachi is writing the story, and Kiyotaka Haimura is retu...
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Palm Springs Int'l Film Fest to Screen Weathering With You Anime Film

Film to screen in California for January 2-13 event ― The Palm Springs International Film Festival in California announced on Tuesday that it will screen Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You anime film during the January 2-13 event. The festival will screen the film in the "Awards Buzz - Best International Feature Film Submissions" category, which features 51 official submissions from the Best Intern...
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ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? ‒ Episode 10

Tanpopo has something the other tertiary girls don't: a really big personality and a connection to the central mystery of the show.
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Hatsune Miku Will Perform Concert Scene in Shinkalion Movie

Film opens in Japan on December 27 ― Hatsune Miku will have a concert scene in the Shinkalion anime film, albeit under a slightly different name. Instead of writing the "Hatsune" part of her name with the characters 初音 ("first sound"), the character's name is written as 発音 ("engine sound"), in line with the train theme of the Shinkalion anime. This particular Miku also made an appearance in the TV an...
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Live-Action Death Come True Game's Release Planned for Multiple Platforms, Languages

― Izanagi Games CEO Shinsuke Umeda revealed on Wednesday that Too Kyo Games' "full motion video game" project Death Come True is planned to release on multiple platforms (including home consoles) and in multiple subtitle languages. The game will launch for iOS and other devices in 2020. Kazutaka Kodaka is directing the project and writing the scenario for the "live-action movie game," while Kanata H...
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Hiro Mashima's Heros Crossover Manga Mini-Series Ends on December 25

Crossover between Rave Master, Fairy Tail, Edens Zero launched on October 16 ― The combined second and third issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Hiro Mashima's new Heros crossover mini-series will end in the magazine's next issue on December 25. The mini-series is a crossover between the worlds of Mashima's Rave Master, Fairy Tail, and Edens Zero manga. Mashima noted...
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flumpool, Yūma Uchida Perform Ahiru no Sora Anime's New Theme Songs

Series premiered on October 2 ― The official website for the television anime of Takeshi Hinata's Ahiru no Sora manga revealed the new opening and ending theme songs for the series on Wednesday. flumpool is performing the new opening song "Never Mind," and Yūma Uchida is performing the new ending theme song "Over." The anime premiered in Japan on October 2. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it a...
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Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita Anime's Opening Video Streamed

Series' 12 episodes all premiere on Amazon Prime Video on January 10 ― The official website for the television anime 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 began streaming the series' opening animation on Wednesday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "PARADOX" by Sora Amamiya. The anime w...
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To Write Your Words GN 1

"Those looking for a sexier story may be disappointed while those wanting something on the sweeter side may be turned off, and that's too bad on both accounts." ― Despite what the synopsis sounds like, To Write Your Words has much more in common with something like Arte, where the heroine learns her trade through solid instruction, than Overcumming Writer's Block (being digitally published by Renta),...

Azur Lane Anime's Episodes 11, 12 Delayed to March

Staff hope to improve anime's quality for re-airing beginning in January ― The official website for the television anime of Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi's Azur Lane smartphone game announced on Thursday that episodes 11 and 12 of the anime are delayed until March 13 and 20, respectively. The announcement cited the staff's desire to improve the quality of the anime. The episodes were originally ...
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New Sakura Wars Project Reveals Anime's April Premiere, Stage Play's Cast

Video previews Moscow Assault Force in adaptation of upcoming game ― Sega announced during a livestream presentation on Wednesday that the television anime of the Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in English) game will premiere in April 2020. The staff also revealed that the anime will feature the Moscow Assault Force, and they unveiled a video for the anime. 新映像公開アニメ『サクラ大戦 the Animation』2020年4...
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Dorohedoro Anime Unveils More Cast, (K)NoW_NAME's Opening Song, 2nd Video

Tooru Nara, Takuma Terashima, Hiro Shimono, Takehito Koyasu, Miyuri Shimabukuro join cast ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga unveiled more cast members and the anime's second promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the opening theme song "Welcome to Chaos" by the unit (K)NoW_NAME. The newly announced cast members are: Tooru Nara as Mat...
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22/7 Idol Mei Hanakawa to Leave Group Before Anime's Premiere

Her doctor determined it would be hard to recover if she continued performing ― Mei Hanakawa, a member of the voice-acting idol project 22/7, announced on Wednesday that she will graduate or leave the group by the end of the year. The group had announced in October that she would go on extended hiatus due to her health, and had planned for her return after she recovers. However, despite Hanakawa and...
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Tarantino: Kill Bill: Vol. 3 Film Is 'Still In the Cards'

― Director Quentin Tarantino shared with radio host Andy Cohen on Monday that Kill Bill Vol. 3, a hypothetical third film in his Kill Bill series, is "still in the cards." He stated that he was recently talking to Uma Thurman, the lead actress for the series, and that he has "an idea of what I would do with the concept." He also said that he "wouldn't do [the movie] for a little bit. It would be at ...
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Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Editors Unveil 2020 Rankings

SPYxFAMILY tops male reader list, Sayonara Mini Skirt tops female reader list ― The 2019 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook announced its lists of the top manga series on Wednesday. There are separate lists for male readers, female readers, and the top manga magazines. The top 20 on its list of manga for male readers are: 1. SPY×FAMILY by Tatsuya Endō 2...
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Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Threatening Animate Retail Chain

Allegedly compared chain to Kyoto Animation, wrote "kill" 3,582 times in emails ― The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Itabashi Station arrested a 34-year-old unemployed woman of Korean descent in Minami Ward, Nagoya on Tuesday for sending death threats to the Japanese retail store chain Animate. According to the police, the woman had sent 13 emails to the store from August 8 to 22. The suspect...
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Type-Moon Reveals 3 New Fate/Grand Order Manga

Ryoji Hirano, Nakatani, Makoto Tokoma launch manga in Type-Moon Comic Ace on December 20 ― Type-Moon Comic Ace, Kadokawa and Type-Moon's new free manga website featuring Type-Moon manga, announced on Tuesday that it will launch three new manga when the site itself debuts on December 20. The first manga is Fate/type Redline, a remake by Ryoji Hirano (BOZEBEATS) of Keikenchi's Koha Ace GO Teito Seihai ...
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Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Film Reveals July 17 Opening, Returning Cast

Gintama's Yūichi Fukuda also returns to direct film ― The official website for the live-action television series of Hiroyuki Nishimori's gag comedy manga Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! revealed on Wednesday that the series' upcoming live-action film will open on July 17 next year. It also revealed that the film's cast members are reprising their roles from the live-action series. Yūichi Fukuda (live-action Ginta...
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Vinland Saga ‒ Episode 21

Thorfinn's revenge may be a simple goal, and not one that has allowed for a lot of range of growth and expression for the character, but it takes center stage for the whole of the episode.
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ACCA 13 OVA Casts Chiaki Kobayashi, Tomomichi Nishimura

Kobayashi plays Inspection Department recruit, Nishimura plays principal in February OVA ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Natsume Ono's ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department manga revealed two new cast members for ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka Regards (ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department Regards), the "new original video anime & musical stage reading" for the manga, on Wednesday. The ne...
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Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious Anime Delays Episode 10 by 1 Week

Recap episode to air instead this week ― The official website for the Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (Kono Yūsha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru) anime announced on Tuesday that this week's airing of episode 10 will be replaced with a recap episode, which will summarize the first six episodes. Episode 10 will instead air next week on December 18. The delay is due to "p...
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Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! ‒ Episode 10

Cozy escapism is a driving force of this show (and others like it) to be sure, but it still seems a bit brazen even by the Average standards to devolve into 22 minutes of imagining you have friends who want to throw you a party and give you presents.
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Gundam Base Tokyo Offers 'Factory Zone Tour' For Kids Only

Guided tour about the process of making Gunpla will be held on December 14 ― The Gundam Base Tokyo shop in Odaiba will hold a tour on December 14 of its Factory Zone exclusively for children in elementary or middle school. The "Factory Zone" is a replica of the Bandai Hobby Center, where gunpla is manufactured. The guides will share little-known facts about the process of making gunpla and about the ...

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Weathering With You is No. 6 Most Discussed Movie on Twitter in 2019

New Japanese era name 'Reiwa' is no. 2 news-related hashtag ― Twitter released a blog post on Tuesday detailing the most discussed topics on the platform for the year of 2019, as measured by the number of unique users tweeting about the topic. Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You ranked at number 6 in top movies worldwide. The top 10 ranking is as follows: Avengers: Endgame Toy Story 4 Joker (2019) S...
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Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia ‒ Episode 10

Ultimately, of course, the matter of saving humanity is a grave one indeed, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun along the way.
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U.S. Court Upholds Tsurubaya Productions' Overseas Rights to Ultraman

Court of Appeal rejects UM Corporation's appeal ― Tsuburaya Productions announced on Tuesday that the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit has upheld Tsuburaya's international licensing rights to the Ultraman property in the company's legal battle against UM Corporation (UMC). A jury in the district court in the central district of California reached a verdict in favor of Tsuburaya in ...
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BanG Dream! Animated Ad Promotes Kirin Tea

Ad unveils original song 'White Afternoon' ― Beverage company Kirin released a collaboration ad with the BanG Dream! anime on Monday promoting its afternoon tea brand. The 30-second ad unveils an original song "White Afternoon," which was created for the ad. The ad was animated by Sanzigen, a 3D animation studio which produced the anime's second season. The ad shows the main characters of the anime s...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld ‒ Episode 9

As much as Asuna's arrival is a long-anticipated moment, the primary focus of this episode is the neatest conflict in this part: the confrontation between the Integrity Knight Sheyta and Pugilists Guild leader Iskahn.
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Seven Days War Anime Film's Video Combines Anime/Live-Action Footage

Anime film opens on December 13 ― Kadokawa began streaming a video on Tuesday for the anime film of Osamu Sōda's Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō (Seven Days War or Our Seven-Day War) novel. The video combines footage from the upcoming anime film and the original 1988 live-action film. The film will open in Japan on December 13. The cast includes: Takumi Kitamura as Mamoru Suzuhara Kyōko Yoshine as Aya Chiy...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, December 8-14

Gakuen Basara, Millennium Actress anime; Arifureta: I Heart Isekai, Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji manga ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date 18if Essentials BDPlease Funimation US$29.98 December 10 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K Season One Essentials BDCite Funimation US$34.98 December 10 Gakuen Basara BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 December 10 Heavy Object Complete ...
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Kūbo Ibuki Manga Gets New Manga in December

Kūbo Ibuki manga ended on Tuesday ― This year's 24th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine revealed on Tuesday that Osamu Eya and Kaiji Kawaguchi's Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) manga is getting a new manga by Kawaguchi titled Kūbo Ibuki Great Game (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki Great Game) in the magazine's next issue on December 25. The magazine teased that the story takes place some time after t...
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This Week in Anime - Babylon Has a Whore Complex

The Babylon anime is on short hiatus as it prepares for its big finale. Micchy and Andy dig in to the show's philosophical conundrums on suicide and gender relations and come up with a lot of reeking garbage. ― The Babylon anime is on short hiatus as it prepares for its big finale. Micchy and Andy dig in to the show's philosophical conundrums on suicide and gender relations and come up with a lot of...
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Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace, Steins;Gate 0 Games Get New Western Releases

Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace game launched on Tuesday for Switch, PS4, PC; Steins;Gate 0 for Switch ― Spike Chunsoft launched its Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace game on Tuesday for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in the West, and its Steins;Gate 0 game for Switch in the West. The company began streaming announcement trailers for both games. Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace a...
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Live-Action Death Come True Game Reveals Main Cast, 2020 Debut

Kanata Hongō stars as man with no memories wanted for murder ― The official website for Too Kyo Games' "full motion video game" project Death Come True revealed on Tuesday that Kanata Hongō will play the main character Makoto Karaki. The game's staff also revealed that the game will launch for iOS and other devices in 2020. Kazutaka Kodaka is directing the project and writing the scenario for the "li...
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Full Metal Panic! Creator Shoji Gatoh Apologizes For Tweet Disparaging Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg

Now deleted tweet stated his desire to feed Thunberg steak and 'watch her cry' Full Metal Panic! light novel author Shoji Gatoh apologized on Tuesday for an inflammatory tweet he wrote on Sunday about environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Gatoh's original tweet was a quote-retweet of an NHK article regarding the activities of 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg. He wrote: "I dislike ...
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The Grudge Reboot Film's Red-Band Trailer Streamed

Sam Raimi produces, Nicolas Pesce directs film opening on January 3 ― Sony began streaming a red-band trailer for the Hollywood film reboot of The Grudge on Tuesday. The film will open on January 3, 2020 after a delay from June 21, 2019. The film's cast includes Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Jacki Weaver. Nicolas Pesce is directing the film and writing the ...
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ISLAND BR + Digital

"Island leaves a few things completely unexplained in its quest to nail down its dramatic love story." ― The mid-to-late 2000s was a period where the moe boom – fueled in large part by several highly successful visual novel adaptations – prevailed in the anime landscape about to the degree that isekai series currently do. If your anime fandom does not date back that far then this Summer 2018 series, ...
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Langrisser I & II Remake Game's Story Trailer Streamed

Game ships in N. America on March 10 ― NIS America began streaming a story trailer on Tuesday for the Langrisser I & II game remake collection for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The video previews the characters and story of Langrisser I. NIS America will release the collection in North America on March 10. The game will then debut in Europe on March 13, and in Australia and Ne...
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Babylon's Fall PS4, PC Game's Trailer Reveals Delay

Square Enix, Platinum Games will reveal more information in summer 2020 ― PlayStation's State of Play livestream presentation revealed a trailer for Platinum Games' Babylon's Fall game on Tuesday. Staff will reveal more information about the game in summer 2020. Square Enix announced the game in June 2018. The game was previously slated to launch for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam in 2019. Square Eni...
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Overflow TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Uzuho Theme Song

Adaptation of Kaiduka's adult manga premieres on January 5 ― The official website for Overflow, the television anime adaptation of Kaiduka's adult manga Overflow ~Iretara Ofureru Kyōdai no Kimochi~, began streaming a promotional video on Tuesday. The video reveals Uzuho's theme song "Over Love." The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 5 at 25:00 (effectively January 6 at 1:00 a.m.). The cast i...

Resident Evil 3 Game Gets Remake on April 3

PS4, Xbox One, PC release includes Resident Evil: Resistance online game ― PlayStation's State of Play livestream presentation announced on Tuesday that CAPCOM will release a remake of its Resident Evil 3 game on April 3. The game will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The presentation also revealed a trailer for the game. The release will include the Resident Evil: Resistance...
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Kingdom Hearts III Game's DLC Launches for PS4 on January 23

Trailer previews "Re Mind" DLC content ― PlayStation's State of Play livestream presentation announced on Tuesday that the planned "Re Mind" DLC for Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts III game will launch for the PlayStation 4 on January 23. The presentation also unveiled a new trailer for the DLC. The official YouTube channel for Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts franchise briefly posted a video on Friday that...

Sonic the Hedgehog Film's Teaser Previews Japanese Dub

Film premieres in N. America on February 14, in Japan on March 27 ― Paramount Pictures began streaming a Japanese-dubbed teaser trailer for its Sonic the Hedgehog film on Tuesday. The film's staff plan to reveal the dub cast for Sonic soon. The film will open in Japan on March 27 (under the title Sonic The Movie). The film was previously scheduled to open in the United States on November 8, in Austra...

Re:Zero Anime's Season 2 Slated for Next April After Updated 1st Season

Season 1 reedited with some new footage for rerun starting in January ― The official website for the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime announced on Tuesday that the anime's second television season will premiere next April. The website lists the main cast and staff as returning. Before the second season, a new edit of the first season will premiere on January 1, and the website posted a ...

Fragtime Anime's Production: Tear Studio Is Out of Contact, Unreachable

Animator reported not being paid after Tear's Twitter account went offline ― The official website for the Fragtime anime issued a notice on Tuesday that the anime's production has been unable to contact Tear Studio. Tear Studio had animated the Fragtime project. The notice stated that the anime's production tried to contact Tear Studio's representative for a status update, after reports about the stu...
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Production I.G Reveals Shika no Ō Anime Film's Staff, September 18 Opening

Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji direct medical fantasy off Taku Kishimoto's script ― Production I.G revealed the main staff members and September 18 opening date for the anime film adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi's Shika no Ō (The Deer King) medical fantasy novel series on Tuesday. Masashi Ando (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, your name. character design, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, When Marnie Wa...
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The [email protected] Cinderella Girls' 'Spin-off!' Anime Short Streams for Free

Orange animates 6-minute film about idols taking bride on a car chase ― Bandai Namco Entertainment is offering the "Spin-off!" anime short for The [email protected] Cinderella Girls franchise through its YouTube channel, and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls smartphone games on Monday. The short debuted for digital purchase on Amazon Prime Video on November ...
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'LovePlus Every' Smartphone Game's Return Slated for December 11

― The official website for Konami's LovePlus franchise announced on Monday that the LovePlus EVERY smartphone game will return from maintenance on Wednesday, December 11. The company performed emergency maintenance on the game on October 31, followed by temporary maintenance on November 1. Konami then began performing another emergency maintenance that started on November 2. This maintenance was ori...
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Is Timed PS Exclusive Until March 2021

― Square Enix's online store includes new box art for the Final Fantasy VII Remake game that shows that it is a timed PlayStation exclusive until March 3, 2021. The game will launch worldwide on PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. The game will have Deluxe, Digital Deluxe, and 1st Class Editions. The Deluxe Edition contains an art book, a mini-soundtrack CD, and a DLC Materia for Cactuar. The Digital De...
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Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Boys-Love Anime Reveals Cast, Winter 2020 Debut

Atsushi Abe, Yoshihisa Kawahara reprise roles from novels' drama CD ― The BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- project revealed the two main cast members for the anime of Michi Ichiho's Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka (Is It Yes, No, or Somewhere in Between?) boys-love light novel series on Tuesday. Atsushi Abe and Yoshihisa Kawahara are reprising their roles from the drama CD adaptation of the novels as Kei Kunied...
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Marudase Kintarō Boys-Love Manga Gets Anime Short

Incredible Kintaro sequel to screen with Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka film in BL FES next December ― The BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- project announced on Tuesday that Naomi Guren's Marudase Kintarō (Kintarō Bares it All) boys-love manga is inspiring an anime short. The short will debut as part of the project's first event screenings in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters in winter 2020. Guren rep...
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'Love Me, Love Me Not' Anime Film's Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff, May 29 Opening

Megumi Han, Marika Suzuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Sōma Saitō star in A-1 Pictures film ― The official website for the anime film of Io Sakisaka's Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) manga began streaming a teaser trailer for the film on Tuesday. The teaser reveals the film's cast, staff, and May 29 opening date. The cast includes (clockwise from upper left in image above): Marika Suzuki (...
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Lupin III THE FIRST CG Anime Film Debuts at #2

Sumikko Gurashi drops to #4, Saekano film stays at #9, French City Hunter film at #10 Lupin III THE FIRST, the new anime film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise, sold 220,000 tickets and earned 307,395,900 yen (about US$2.82 million) from Friday to Sunday. It sold 177,000 tickets for 244,827,850 yen (about US$2.26 million) from Saturday to Sunday to rank #2 in its opening weekend. The film earne...
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Code Geass's Lelouch Gets Keychain, Pen For His Birthday

Code Geass protagonist Lelouch Lamperouge celebrated his birthday on December 5. To commemorate the occasion, the iconic "bad boy" of anime is getting new merch items: a ballpoint pen and a keychain in the form of a fluffy cat toy. The pen is coated with lacquer and sprinkled with gold powder, evoking the traditional art of maki-e with modern printing techniques. The pen has Lelouch's name, his si...
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Setona Mizushiro Puts 'Sekai de Ichiban, Ore ga ◯◯' Manga on Hiatus Until February

Manga about 3 men competing to be 'most unhappy' launched in June 2016 ― This first 2020 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Setona Mizushiro's Sekai de Ichiban, Ore ga ◯◯ (I'm the Most __ in the World) manga will go on hiatus until the magazine's sixth issue, which will ship on February 25. Mizushiro launched the manga in Evening in June 2016. Kodansha shipped the seventh c...

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 135

In his new superpowered form, the villain proves to be more than a match for Boruto and the gang.
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Akiko Higashimura's Gisō Furin Manga Ends in 8th Volume

Princess Jellyfish creator launched series in December 2017 ― Amazon's listing for the seventh compiled book volume of Akiko Higashimura's Gisō Furin (Disguised Adultery) manga is listing the series as ending in the eighth volume in spring 2020. The seventh volume will ship on Thursday. The manga's story begins when the protagonist goes vacationing abroad after tiring of dating, and has a "forbidden ...
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Type-Moon Museum Will Recreate Kinoko Nasu's Workspace

Museum celebrating Fate/Stay Night's 15th anniversary will run from December 20 to April 5 ― The upcoming Type-Moon Museum shared details about the contents of the exhibit on Friday. According to the museum's website, the venue will have an area recreating Fate/Stay Night creator Kinoko Nasu's workspace, as well as a 13-meter map projection showing the entirety of Fuyuki City, the fictional Japanese ...
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Life-Sized Deku Will Make His Mark at Tower Records Exhibit

The Shibuya Tower Records will hold an exhibit for the upcoming Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- (My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-) anime film from December 20, the film's premiere date in Japan, to January 19. Besides exhibiting stand-up panels of the characters, reproductions of key animation from the first three TV anime seasons, and the series' key visuals, it will a...
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Dr. Stone ‒ Episode 23

Welcome to Dr. Stone’s science fair week!
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Gungrave G.O.R.E PS4 Game Delayed to 2020

― The official website for Iggymob's Gungrave G.O.R.E (Gungrave Gore) PlayStation 4 game announced on Monday that the game has been delayed from December 2019 to 2020. The delay will allow developers to make the game "cooler" and "greater than they originally planned." Yasuhiro Nightow, a veteran of the previous Gungrave games and anime, is returning as "image director." Iggymob's Jun is the produce...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 20

There is barely a plot to recap, and hardly anything that could be considered a complex or resonant emotional core, but the good guys use their magic fire punches to hit the bad guys really hard, and Fire Force is almost always at its best when it keeps things simple like this, and puts the emphasis on what it's good at.
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Bayonetta, Vanquish Games Get 10th Anniversary Bundle on February 18

Announcement trailer streamed for action game bundle ― Sega announced on Monday that it will release Platinum Games' Bayonetta and Vanquish games together in a 10th anniversary bundle physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 18. The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming an announcement trailer. The Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle will hav...
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Last 1st Generation AKB48 Idol Minami Minegishi Announces Graduation

Minegishi famously shaved her head in 2013 as restitution for dating ― 27-year-old Minami Minegishi announced her graduation from the AKB48 idol unit at the "AKB48 Theater: 14th Anniversary Special Performance" on Sunday. Minegishi was the last first-generation AKB48 idol to graduate from the group. Minegishi debuted as a member of the first generation of AKB48 in December 2005. In 2008, she formed a...
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Fate/Grand Order Characters Rayshift to Past Arima Kinen Horse Races

Japan Racing Association launches interactive website in collaboration with FGO anime ― In the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game and anime series, Rayshifts allow the characters to time travel by projecting their spirits into the past. In a new collab between the Fate series and the Japan Racing Association (JRA), the main cast of Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia has traveled back in...

Funimation Adds Angel Beats!, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Valvrave the Liberator Anime to Catalog

Also: Tamayura: Hitotose, Boogiepop Phantom, Sound of the Sky, Sengoku Collection, Ninja Nonsense ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will add eight anime from Aniplex and Nozomi Entertainment to its streaming service this week. The company will add the following anime from Aniplex this week: Angel Beats! ALDNOAH.ZERO Valvrave the Liberator Funimation will add the following anime from Nozomi Ent...
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Singer Shoko Nakagawa Selected as an Olympic Torchbearer

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will take place from March 26 to July 24 ― Voice actress and singer Shoko Nakagawa announced on Twitter on Sunday that she has been selected as a torchbearer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay. She will be the representative of the Nakano ward in Tokyo. 大ニュース!!なんと!2020東京オリンピック 中野区代表聖火ランナーに、中川翔子選ばれました!!!夢みたい!生まれてずっと中野区民、最高の名誉、ありがとうございます!ちび太の聖火ランナーの絵本を描いていたのが現実になるなんて!...
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Sword Art Online Aliciation Lycoris Game Releases on May 22 in N. America, Europe, SEA

Game for PS4, Xbox One, PC launches in Japan on May 21 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment's divisions in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia all announced on Monday that the Sword Art Online Alicization: Lycoris game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on May 22 in those regions. The game will launch on May 21 in Japan. The game follows the same basic storyline as the Sword Art ...
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New Blood-C Live-Action Film's Sequel Debuts in Summer 2020

Takumi Kizu joins cast of new installment in CLAMP, Production I.G's franchise ― The official website for Blood-Club Dolls, the new live-action film in Production I.G and CLAMP's Blood-C franchise, announced on Monday that a sequel film is slated to premiere in summer 2020. The title of the sequel is Blood-Club Dolls 2. The website also revealed the staff and cast of the film. Takumi Kizu (Uchū Senta...
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ORESUKI's Pansy Gets Figure Showing Her True Form

Warning: This article contains spoilers for ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? episode 3. At first glance, Pansy from ORESUKI seems like a shy bookworm type, with her thick glasses and braided hair... until she strips and reveals her model-like figure. Aniplex has unveiled a 1/7 scale figure capturing this precise moment from the anime. The figure is available for order from the Aniplex+ ...
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Idoly Pride Multimedia Project Gets TV Anime

Yū Kinome directs anime as CAAnimation's 1st project ― The official website for the Idoly Pride multimedia project revealed on Monday that the franchise is getting a television anime by CyberAgent's CAAnimation label. The website also began streaming the first promotional video for the project. The staff will reveal more information about the television anime in March. English text on the project's p...
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Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Yūma Uchida, Minako Sato join cast for series premiering on January 9 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Iro Aida's Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Monday. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song "No.7" by "Chibaku Shōnen Band," a new musical unit comprised of Yoji Ikuta (from Peng...

Yoh Yoshinari, Trigger's BNA: Brand New Animal Anime Reveals Cast, Visual, Story, April 2020 Debut

Sumire Morohoshi, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Maria Naganawa, Kaito Ishikawa star in original anime ― Trigger opened a website on Monday for its original television anime BNA: Brand New Animal, revealing the anime's main cast and April 2020 premiere. The anime will air on Fuji TV's "+Ultra" programming block. The main cast includes: Sumire Morohoshi as Michiru Kagemori, a tanuki-human and high school student w...
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Too Kyo Games, Kazutaka Kodaka Reveal Death Come True 'Full Motion Video Game' Project

Project to reveal lead actor on Tuesday ― Too Kyo Games revealed on Monday that it is developing a new project titled Death Come True. The Twitter account for the game studio stated the project is a "live-action movie game," and the Twitter account for the project itself describes the project as "a full motion video game." Kazutaka Kodaka is directing the project and writing the scenario. Kodaka had ...
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus PS4 Fighting Game's Trailer Previews Metera

Game ships in West in Q1 2020 ― The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming a character trailer for Cygames and Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus PlayStation 4 fighting game on Monday. The video previews Metera. XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe will release the game in North America and Europe, respectively, in the first quarter of 2020. Both companies will also release a Ph...
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Tekken 7 Game Reveals Season Pass 3 Characters Ganryu, Fahkumram

Leroy Smith character trailer also posted, with character release slated for Tuesday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming two new trailers for its Tekken 7 game on Sunday. The trailers reveal two new characters for the game's third Season Pass, including returning character Ganryu, and Muay Thai fighter Fahkumram. Bandai Namco Entertainment America is also streaming a trailer for its ...
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Kochikame Manga Returns to Shonen Jump for Special 1-Shot

― The second 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine's third issue on December 16 will publish a special one-shot chapter for Osamu Akimoto's KochiKame manga. The special chapter is in commemoration of Akimoto receiving the 2019 Medal with Purple Ribbon honor in November. The medal is awarded to "individuals who have contributed to academic and artis...
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Meow Meow Japanese History Anime Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

Film opens in Japan on February 22 ― The official Twitter account for Eiga Neko Neko Nihonshi ~Ryōma no Hachamecha Time Travel ze yo!~ (Meow Meow Japanese History the Movie: Ryōma's Topsy-Turvy Time Travel!), a feature film for the television anime of Kenji Sonishi's Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) manga, began streaming a trailer for the film on Monday. The video previews the film's ...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Add Agravity Boys Manga in English

Also available in Spanish via Manga Plus ― Both Viz Media's Shonen Jump service and Shueisha's Manga Plus service launched Atsushi Nakamura's Agravity Boys manga in English on Monday. The manga is also available in Spanish on Manga Plus. The manga launched in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on the same day. Shueisha describes the manga: The year 2118... Four young astronauts head out to the st...
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Danganronpa's Kazutaka Kodaka to Announce New Game on Monday

― Writer Kazutaka Kodaka announced on his Twitter account on Sunday that he will announce a new game on Monday. Kodaka co-founded the Too Kyo Games company in 2018, and the company is working on the Death March Club game, as well as a new anime in collaboration with Studio Pierrot. Kodaka is perhaps most famous as the writer for Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa adventure game series. The game series' la...
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Key Unveils New Version of Summer Pockets Game With Added Features

Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE adds new heroines, routes, text, songs, more ― Visual Art's/Key revealed during a live stream on Saturday that it is producing a new version of its Summer Pockets game titled Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE. The game will feature a new heroine named Shiki Kamiyama, the promotion of the characters Miki Nomura and Shizuku Mizuori as heroines, a new route for the character ...
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Actor Onoe Kikunosuke V Injured During Nausicaä Kabuki Stage Play

Production canceled Sunday evening performance but will continue on Monday ― Kabuki actor Onoe Kikunosuke V (right in image below) suffered an injury during the daytime performance of the kabuki stage play adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind manga on Sunday, and the production canceled the day's evening performance. The performances are continuing as scheduled on Monday....
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A3! Anime's Video Previews Opening Song

Anime about aspiring actors premieres 1st half on January 13, ending songs' CD ships on March 4 ― The official website for the anime of Liber Entertainment's A3! actor-training smartphone game began streaming a promotional video for the anime's "Spring" part on Sunday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Act! Addict! Actors!" (the words represented by the "A3" in the franchise's name)....
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Sacks&Guns!! Sci-Fi Anime Casts Kanon Obata as Heroine Memenpu

1,400 auditioned to star in Satelight, Project Anime anime ― The official blog for Project Anima announced on Monday that Kanon Obata will voice the role of the heroine Memenpu in Sacks&Guns!!, Satelight's anime of Nekotarō Inui's Sakugan Labyrinth Marker (Drilling Labyrinth Marker) novel. Obata and Project Anima staff took a photograph featuring a standee depicting Memenpu (seen below). 1,400 people...

Actor Rene Auberjonois Passes Away at 79

Actor played Star Trek: Deep Space 9's Odo, voiced Little Nemo, The Cat Returns roles ― Actor Rene Auberjonois passed away on Sunday, December 8 due to metastatic lung cancer. He was 79. Auberjonois was a prolific actor on both stage and the screen, and he is perhaps best known for his roles as Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Father John Mulcahy in the 1970 MASH film. He played many roles over the...
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