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Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams GN

Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is the sort of bizarre story that only someone who has mastered his craft could really pull off, and it's a definite credit to Urasawa that he did ― Naoki Urasawa is only consistent in that all of his stories are good in both art and story – the settings of those stories, as well as their genres, vary widely across his bibliography. Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is the s...
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Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege series, the first in a promised trio of shows by Japanese animation studio Polygon Pictures, seeks to be the latest take on the war that brought the transforming alien bots to Earth. ― Once just a background element to the story of the Transformers winding up on Earth, the run-up of the war for their home planet of Cybertron has been gone back to and det...
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This Week in Games - Back to Schools

It's fighting games and swimsuits as Street Fighter lays out its future plans. Also who asked for more Pikmin? ― Hey all! It's TWIG time again. Are you folks playing anything interesting? Right now, I've been sucked into gacha hell thanks to the Fate/Grand Order summer event. FGO always goes all-out with making its seasonal events exceptionally goofy, and this year's has been a lot of fun so far, wit...
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How Do We Relationship? Volume 1

How Do We Relationship? walks a careful balance for its entire first volume. It addresses queer issues without being preachy while staying joyful. ― In her author's notes at the end of the volume, Tamifull comments on how most romance stories end when the main couple gets together. It makes sense, if you think about it. The contentedness of two people who have realized their affection for one another...
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My Hero Academia Ranks at #4 on U.S. Monthly BookScan July List

12 manga volumes including Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Berserk, Uzumaki, Haikyu!! rank on top 20 ― Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 1 ranked at #4 on NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for July. This month's list featured 12 manga volumes, including: #4 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 1 #5 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 24 #7 — Kentarou Miura's Berse...

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Granblue Fantasy Game's Guraburu! Comedy Anime Spinoff Unveils Studio, October TV Debut

DMM.futureworks produces anime of Kikuhitomoji's 4-panel manga ― The "Guraburu Live Broadcast: It's Hot! Guraburu Summer!" special announced the production studio and the October television premiere for the anime of the Granblue Fantasy franchise's official four-panel gag comedy manga Guraburu! on Saturday. DMM.futureworks (BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico, Umayon) is producing the anime. The artis...
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Live-Action O Maidens in Your Savage Season Show Reveals Main Male Cast

Ōshirō Maeda, Mizuki Inoue, more join cast for series premiering on September 8 ― The staff of the live-action series of Mari Okada and Nao Emoto's O Maidens in Your Savage Season (Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo) manga revealed the show's main male cast on Saturday. The new cast includes: Ōshirō Maeda (top row left in image above) as Shun Amagiri, who is in the same class as Rika Mizuki Inoue (top ...
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Child of Kamiari Month Anime Film's 1st Trailer Streamed

Film opens in Japan in 2021 after delay ― The official YouTube channel for Cretica Universal's Child of Kamiari Month (Kamiari no Kodomo) anime film project began streaming the film's 60-second trailer on Saturday. The anime film will open in 2021, delayed from its original 2020 opening date. Aju Makita (live-action Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai's Kayo) voices the protagonist Kanna, who loses...
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Live-Action Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Film Screens at Virtually at Fantasia Int'l Film Fest

Festival also streams live-action Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler film ― Montreal's 24th Fantasia International Film Festival announced on Thursday that it will screen the live-action film adaptation of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku manga. The film will have its North American debut at the virtual film festival, which will stream from August 20 to September 2. The Fantasia International Fil...

NHK: act-age Story Writer Tatsuya Matsuki Arrested on Suspicion of Committing Indecent Act with Minor (Updated)

Middle school student alleges Matsuki touched her inappropriately while walking in Nakano ward of Tokyo ― NHK reported on Saturday that act-age story creator Tatsuya Matsuki (29) was arrested on suspicion of committing an indecent act with a female middle school student. NHK reported that according to police, the girl was walking in the Nakano ward of Tokyo on June 18 at 8:00 p.m. when the suspect ap...
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Atelier Mimina's Giraffe and Annika Indie Adventure Game Launches for Xbox One on August 27

― The Microsoft Store and the official YouTube channel for Japanese indie developer Atelier Mimina's Giraffe and Annika 3D adventure game revealed on Wednesday that Playism will launch the game for Xbox One on August 27. The game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in North America on August 25, Europe on August 28, and Oceania on September 4. The game is getting a digital release and ...
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Death Come True Game Launches on PS4 on October 15

― The official Twitter account for the the Death Come True game revealed on Friday that the game will launch on PlayStation 4 on October 15. Early editions of the physical version will include a Blu-ray Disc with bonus footage. The game launched on June 25 for the Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. The game supports subtitles in 10 languages, including: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chi...
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Game's 'Doomsday' Trailer Streamed

Vanillaware game launches on PS4 in West on September 22 ― Atlus began streaming a new "Doomsday" trailer for Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim PlayStation 4 game on Friday. The game will launch in the West on September 22, delayed from September 8. The game will launch with a free patch at launch to add English audio. In addition to Japanese and English audio, the game will feature subtitles in ...

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By the Grace of the Gods Anime Unveils More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Yūki Hirose, Yūki Takada, Yui Fukuo, Tetsu Inada, YouTuber MindaRyn join fall anime ― The official website for the anime of author Roy and illustrator Ririnra's By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko) light novel series posted more cast members, the theme songs' artists, and the second key visual on Saturday. The newly announced cast members are: Yūki Hirose as Welanna, Miya's forme...
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Sae Okamoto's 'Shiro, the Giant, and the Castle of Ice' Anime Shorts Launch After COVID-19 Delay

1st episode by Mecha-Ude director now streaming with Lien's music video ― TriF Studio has announced that the first episode of Sae Okamoto's Shiro, the Giant, and the Castle of Ice (Kyoshin to Hyōka no Shiro) anime debuted on NCC Nagasaki Cultural Broadcasting's YouTube channel on Saturday. The music video for Lien's theme song also debuted on YouTube: The first episode of Shiro, the Giant, and the Ca...
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Virtual Crunchyroll Expo Event Features The God of High School Series Creator Yongje Park, Director Masahiko Komino, More

Also: voice actor Soma Saito, director Yoshikatsu Kimura, light novel artist Tsukasa Kiryu ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that the virtual version of its Crunchyroll Expo convention on September 4-6 will feature the following guests: Yongje Park, The God of High School series creator Masahiko Komino, Gibiate anime's director and character designer Soma Saito, voice actor of Tadashi Yamaguchi in ...
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HIDIVE to Stream Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Anime's English Dub

HIDIVE also streams The Pet Girl of Sakurasou anime's English dub ― HIDIVE announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the English dubcast of the television anime of Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga on August 14 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The first four dubbed episodes will premiere on that day. HIDIVE also announced that it will begin streamin...
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Sawako Hata Narrates 5th Tenchi Muyo! OVA Season's Promo Video

3rd episode of 5th season ships for home video on August 28 ― The official YouTube channel for the fifth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki original video anime (OVA) series began streaming an updated promotional video for the anime on Friday. Sawako Hata (Bang Dream!) narrates the video as her character Apuesta da Rumah. The third episode will have a tropical island setting. The third episode will ...
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Voice Actors Participate in Super Taikyu Racing Event

Shinichiro Miki, Daisuke Namikawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Tasuku Hatanaka participate ― Voice actors Shinichiro Miki, Daisuke Namikawa, Kaito Ishikawa, and Tasuku Hatanaka joined anime sound director Masafumi Mima at the Ebisu Super Taikyu Race event at the Ebisu Circuit last Saturday. The five men are part of the Voice Actors Racing Team (VART) project, which was formed in November 2019. The 12-hour race w...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax ‒ Episode 5

This episode is all about laying out the problem our heroes face and the personal stakes involved should they fail to overcome it.
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Jump Force Game Adds Hunter x Hunter's Meruem

DLC includes characters from My Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter, Yū Yū Hakusho, Bleach, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Friday that Meruem from Hunter x Hunter will be a playable DLC character in the Jump Force crossover fighting game. Meruem will be part of the game's Character Pass 2. IMG IMG jump-force-meruem-2.png IMG jump-force-meruem-3.png IMG jump-forc...
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Crunchyroll, Funimation Add Sword Art Online: Alicization Anime's English Dub

Both services stream anime's 1st 24 episodes on Friday ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the first 24 English-dubbed episodes of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime on Friday at 5:00 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., and Ireland. Funimation also announced that it has begun streaming episodes 13-24 of the anime...
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ Episode 6

Now after five episodes of build up it's finally time for the rip-roaring spectacle of the Trans-America race to speed past the starting line!
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Doujinshi Convention Comitia Announces Crowdfunding Campaign After Canceling September Event

Event for original doujinshi was originally scheduled for September 21 ― The doujinshi convention Comitia announced on Tuesday that it has canceled its upcoming COMITIA133 event, which was scheduled for September 21, due to COVID-19. The official website stated that although Japan was originally supposed to loosen restrictions on large gatherings of up to 5,000 people on August 1, the government deci...
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ Episode 6

This show has prided itself on chefs with very, very specific specialties, but I categorically refuse to buy that Sarge can make “a fluffy and delicate” meringue with a chainsaw.
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Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams GN

Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is the sort of bizarre story that only someone who has mastered his craft could really pull off, and it's a definite credit to Urasawa that he did ― Naoki Urasawa is only consistent in that all of his stories are good in both art and story – the settings of those stories, as well as their genres, vary widely across his bibliography. Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is the s...
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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED ‒ Episode 4

This episode brings something that's felt a longer time coming than it's actually been: a comeuppance for Daisuke.
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Practice Your Breathing Techniques With Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Sword Toy

If you've ever thought about role-playing as one of the Demon Slayers from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, then Bandai is releasing a toy just for you. The "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba DX Nichirintō" toy is a recreation of the Nichirin Blades from the series. There are two different types of blades that you can attach to the hilt in order to recreate the Water Breathing Technique or Sun Breathi...

Toei, Kodansha, Other Anime Firms Launch YouTube Initiative With Overseas Plans

Anilog streams Black Jack, Future Boy Conan on launch in Japan ― The Variety entertainment trade magazine reported on Friday that Toei Animation, Kodansha, and other anime content providers are collaborating to start a YouTube channel named Animelog, or Anilog. The channel is currently available in Japan, but the staff also intends to provide subtitled content in English and Chinese for overseas fans...
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Sushi Sumo Picture Book Gets TV Anime Next April

Masako An's comedy about sushi entrees competing in sumo ring ― A television anime of Masako An's Dosukoi Sushi-Zumo (Sushi Sumo) picture book will premiere on tvk and other channels next April. The franchise's YouTube channel is streaming the anime's opening sequence: The comedy follows various sushi entrees as they enter the sumo wrestling ring. The cast includes: Miyuki Ōshima (Morisanchū comedy t...
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Talentless Nana Anime Announces 16 More Cast Members

Mai Nakahara, Toshiki Masuda, Takuya Nakashima, Atsushi Kousaka, Koji Yusa join fall anime ― The official website for the television anime of Looseboy and Iori Furuya's Talentless Nana (Munō na Nana) manga announced 16 more cast members for Nana's classmates and school staff on Friday. Mai Nakahara as Michiru Inukai Toshiki Masuda as Yōhei Shibusawa Takuya Nakashima as Moguo Iijima Yūki Inoue as "Mog...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, July 27-August 2

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: July 27-August 2 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON Bandai Namco Entertainment July 30 123,147 123,147 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 56,730 5,337,128 3NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 37,217 1,242,596 4...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 27-August 2

A Silent Voice earns 9.6% rating, Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island earns 3.0% rating ― Kyoto Animation and Naoko Yamada's A Silent Voice anime film aired on NHK on Friday, July 31 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned a 9.6% rating. The Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island anime film aired on TV Asahi on Sunday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m., and it earned a 3.0% rating. Title Station Date Time Le...
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I'm Standing on a Million Lives Anime's 2nd Video Unveils More Cast, Ending Song Artist, October 2 Debut

Chiwa Saito, Shanghai cosplayer Liyuu join isekai anime ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao's I'm Standing on a Million Lives (100-Man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru) manga posted the anime's second promotional video and a new key visual on Friday. The video announced a new cast member, the ending theme song artist, and the anime's October 2 p...
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Ōke no Monshō Manga Goes on Hiatus

― The September issue of Akita Shoten's Princess magazine revealed on Thursday that Chieko Hosokawa's Ōke no Monshō (Crest of the Royal Family) shōjo manga is going on hiatus due to "circumstances," but will return in the magazine's January 2021 issue in December. The original manga's story centers around Carol, an archaeology student on a study trip in Egypt. When an excavation team unearths the to...
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Tomodachi Game Manga Heads Toward Final Arc

Yuki Sato debuted manga in December 2013 ― The September issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine revealed on Friday that Yuki Sato's Tomodachi Game (Friends Games) manga is entering its final arc. The story, based on Mikoto Yamaguchi's original concept, centers on Yūichi Katagiri, a young man with a perfect student life who has four friends with difficult lives. His peaceful daily life comes to ...
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Sega Group Managing Director Kenji Matsubara Steps Down

― Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. announced on July 31 that Sega Group Corporation managing director Kenji Matsubara has resigned due to personal reasons. Matsubara joined Sega in 2014, and rose to managing director in 2017. Prior to his employment at Sega, he was also the representative director of game company Koei Tecmo Holdings for nine years. Sources: Sega, GameSpark (Mr. Katoh) via Otakomu, gamesindu...
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PS4 Console Sells 112.3 Million Units Worldwide

― Sony revealed on Tuesday in its financial results presentation for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 that it shipped 1.9 million PlayStation 4 units during the quarter ending on June 30, bringing the console's worldwide total to 112.3 million units. The 1.9 million units shipped is down from 3.2 million units shipped during the same period of the previous fiscal year. Sony shipped a total of 1...
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Trinity Seven Spinoff's Yōichi Nishio Launches Isekai Yurutto Survival Seikatsu Manga

Manga based on Ayano, Waon Inu's light novel centers on classmates transported to another world ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine revealed on Friday that Yōichi Nishio will launch a manga adaptation of Ayano's Isekai Yurutto Survival Seikatsu light novel in the magazine's next issue on September 9. The novel centers on Hokage Shinomiya, a high schooler who dreams of livi...
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Crows Explode Manga Enters 'Last Station'

Tatsuya Kanda's manga adaptation of live-action film launched in 2017 ― The September issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Tatsuya Kanda's manga adaptation of the Crows Explode live-action film is entering its "last station." The manga adapts Toshiaki Toyoda's 2014 live-action film of the same name, which itself is based on Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows manga...
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Tokyo Tarareba Girls Live-Action TV Special Reveals More Cast, October Premiere

Kentaro Sakaguchi, Ryohei Suzuki, Kei Tanaka, Yuta Hiraoka, Ryo Kato, A-chan reprise roles ― The official website for the new live-action television special for Akiko Higashimura's Tokyo Tarareba Girls (Tokyo Tarareba Musume) manga revealed additional cast members and the October premiere date for the special on Friday. The additional cast members, who are all reprising their roles from the earlier l...
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Broccoli's Jack Jeanne Switch Game's Promo Video Previews World

Game collaboration with Sui Ishida launches in Japan on December 3 ― The official YouTube channel of Broccoli's Jack Jeanne collaboration game project with Tokyo Ghoul manga creator Sui Ishida began streaming a "World Guide" promotional video on Wednesday. The game will launch in Japan on December 3, delayed from its original August 5 release due to "various circumstances with production." The staff ...
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Street Fighter V Game Adds Dan, Rose, Oro, Akira as DLC Characters

SFV: Champion Edition's summer update teases new characters ― The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming a summer update video for Capcom's Street Fighter V: Champion Edition game, and the video reveals that Capcom is adding Dan Hibiki, Rose, Oro, and Akira Kazama from the Rival Schools series as DLC characters for the game's fifth season. Dan will join the roster this winter. The c...

Inuyasha Spinoff Anime Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon's 1st Trailer Reveals Cast, October 3 Debut

Sara Matsumoto, Mikako Komatsu, Azusa Tadokoro play descendants of Sesshomaru, Inuyasha, Kagome ― Viz Media unveiled the first full trailer, a new visual, and the three main cast members for the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyō no Yashahime) anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha series on Thursday. The anime's official website and Japanese version of the trailer also revealed the anime's ...
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Golden Bomber Band's Bassist Jun Utahiroba Tests Positive for COVID-19

Band's 3 other members, manager test negative for new coronavirus disease ― The Golden Bomber band's 34-year-old bassist Jun Utahiroba announced on Thursday that he had received the positive test results for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday. He reported a fever of 37.5 °C (99.5 °F) on Tuesday, which led to his cancellation of scheduled work and a PCR test for the virus on Wednesday....
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Netflix Posts Trailer for Aggretsuko Season 3 Anime

Season debuts on August 27 ― Netflix began streaming a trailer for the third season for the Aggretsuko anime on Thursday. The anime will debut on Netflix on August 27. English-subtitled version: English-dubbed version: Retsuko is a 25-year old red panda who works in her dream company's accounting department. But it turns out that she is forced to keep doing more and more impossible tasks by her super...
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Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Inspires Negligee, Tights

Sakura Matoi and Saber Alter from the Fate/stay Night: Heaven's Feel movies are inspiring negligees and legwear items. The outfits recreate their appearances in the anime very closely. Sakura's legwear item is tights that recreate the red streaks on her legs, while Saber Alter gets knee-high socks fashioned like leg armor. The items are available for pre-order in Japan through Bandai's online appa...
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The Vision of Escaflowne ‒ Episode 17-18

In some ways, this marks the deterioration of the series as a whole. Not that episode 17 is all that bad – it continues to use the theme of war and the guilt it brings forth in its survivors.

Discotek Licenses New Getter Robo OVA, Isuca Anime, Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure Special

Discotek to also release 1st Symphogear anime, Cleopatra anime film on BD on October 27 ― Discotek announced on Thursday that it has licensed the New Getter Robo original video anime (OVA), Isuca anime, and Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure anime special. The company will release all three on Blu-ray Disc on October 27. Discotek also revealed details of two other previously announced anime...
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Deca-Dence ‒ Episode 5

. Going into this episode I was dreading the strong possibility that Kurenai, as well as others all the way up to Natsume, could be killed off.
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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- ‒ Episode 5

This idea that maybe everyone would be better off if Emilia gives up and lets Subaru do everything underscores the entire episode.
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Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege series, the first in a promised trio of shows by Japanese animation studio Polygon Pictures, seeks to be the latest take on the war that brought the transforming alien bots to Earth. ― Once just a background element to the story of the Transformers winding up on Earth, the run-up of the war for their home planet of Cybertron has been gone back to and det...
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Sentai Filmworks Acquires Digital Rights to Demon City Shinjuku Anime (Updated)

Ninja Scroll's Yoshiaki Kawajiri directed OVA of novel by Vampire Hunter D's Hideyuki Kikuchi ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the digital rights to the Demon City Shinjuku anime. Sentai will release the anime, including the original English dub, in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The film will be available on "select digital outlets." Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scr...
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This Week in Games - Back to Schools

It's fighting games and swimsuits as Street Fighter lays out its future plans. Also who asked for more Pikmin? ― Hey all! It's TWIG time again. Are you folks playing anything interesting? Right now, I've been sucked into gacha hell thanks to the Fate/Grand Order summer event. FGO always goes all-out with making its seasonal events exceptionally goofy, and this year's has been a lot of fun so far, wit...
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The Twelve Kingdoms ‒ Episode 17-18

Seeing the typical selection process (read: no world-hopping or inter-kingdom sabotage to muck things up) is rather interesting.
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hololive Virtual YouTuber Mio Ookami Takes 1-Month Livestreaming Hiatus After Capcom Copyright Strike

Agency issued apology last week for copyright violations, signed streaming deal with Nintendo ― hololive Virtual YouTuber Mio Ookami announced on her Twitter account on Wednesday that she will be taking a 1-month hiatus from livestreaming activities. Her full statement is translated as follows: I deeply apologize to the fans and those I work with regarding the copyright issues surrounding my past You...
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Black Clover ‒ Episode 137

Black Clover digs deep back into its history for a guest appearance, while also continuing with content focused on one or another of the Black Bulls.
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Peach Boy Riverside Manga of Reimagined Folk Tale Gets TV Anime Next July

Haruka Shiraishi, Nao Toyama star in expansion of Japanese fairy tale Momotarō ― A website opened on Friday to announce that a television anime of Coolkyoushinja and Johanne's Peach Boy Riverside manga will premiere next July. The manga recounts the story of another "peach" beyond the well-known Momotarō the Peach Boy of Japanese folklore. Once upon a time, there was an old man and an old woman in a ...
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Kill la Kill ‒ Episodes 19-20

The moment-to-moment speed at which Kill la Kill's plot unfolds means that a timeskip of a mere month still feels like a world-changing eternity.
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Char Aznable Voice Actor Shūichi Ikeda Drops Out From Gundam Information Program Due to Health Problems

Program scheduled to air on BS11 on Friday ― Television broadcaster BS11 announced on Monday that Char Aznable voice actor Shūichi Ikeda has dropped out of the "Gundam/Gunpla Latest Information Corner" program due to health problems. Amuro Ray voice actor Toru Furuya will replace him in the program. The program, which is scheduled to air on Friday, commemorates Gunpla's 40th anniversary. For three we...
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Tekken 7 Game Reveals Season Pass 4

Announcement trailer reveals balance updates, new moves for all characters, Tekken Prowess ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Friday that its Tekken 7 game is getting a fourth Season Pass. The company is streaming an announcement trailer: The fourth Season Pass will include battle balance updates, new moves for all characters, Tekken Prowess, and online play enhancements. Tekken 7 laun...
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High Schooler Performs Theme for Live-Action O Maidens in Your Savage Season Show

Show premieres on September 8 ― The staff of the live-action series of Mari Okada and Nao Emoto's O Maidens in Your Savage Season (Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo) manga revealed on Tuesday that 17-year-old high schooler Saki Misaka will perform the film's theme song "Tomo yo Koi yo" (Friend Love). This will be Misaka's first time singing a theme song for a serialized drama. The show's opening seque...
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Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS Manga Approaches Climax

Author had teased in January that manga's "end was in sight" ― This year's combined 36th and 37th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga was "right before its climax." Itagaki launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in September 2016. Akita Shoten published the manga's 20th volume on Thursday. Itagaki had teased in...
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Live-Action Mairu no Vich Series Delayed to Early 2021 Due to COVID-19

8-episode series based on Zakuri Satō's manga was originally slated for fall ― The staff for the live-action series adaptation of Zakuri Satō's Mairu no Vich manga announced on Wednesday that the series has been delayed to an early 2021 premiere due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The series was previously slated to premiere this fall. The romance manga centers on Mairu Kino...
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Coolkyoushinja, Amahara's Heion Sedai no idaten-tachi Manga Listed with TV Anime

Manga about gods living in 800 years of peace debuted in 2018 ― Amazon Japan is currently listing the cover of this year's 16th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine, which lists that Coolkyoushinja and Amahara's Heion Sedai no idaten-tachi (Idaten Deities in the Peaceful Generation) manga is getting a television anime project. The issue will officially ship on August 12. Coolkyoushinja launche...
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Umibe no Étranger Boys-Love Anime Film Reveals Trailer, Main Visual

Film opens in Japan on September 11 ― The official website for the anime film of Kanna Kii's Umibe no Étranger (L'étranger du Plage or The Stranger on the Beach) manga began streaming the film's trailer on Thursday. The site also revealed the film's main visual. The story centers on Mio, a high school boy who lost his parents at an early age. Shun, a gay aspiring novelist living near Mio's house on a...
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Hiroya Oku's GIGANT Manga Enters Last Arc

Inuyashiki author launched manga in 2017 ― Manga creator Hiroya Oku posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday that his GIGANT manga is entering its final arc. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Rei Yokoyamada, a high schooler whose father works for a film production company, is inspired to create his own short film with his friends. One day, while out to find acto...
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Kyōfu Shinbun Live-Action Series Reveals More Cast

New adaptation of Jirō Tsunoda's horror manga premieres on August 29 ― The official website for the new live-action series adaptation of Jirō Tsunoda's Kyōfu Shinbun (Newspaper of Terror) manga revealed additional cast members for the series on Wednesday. TV Tokyo announced the production of the series on July 21. The new cast members include: Taiki Sato (seen above) as Yūsuke Matsuda, Shizuru's boyf...

Nintendo Switch Sells 61.44 Million Units, Animal Crossing Sells 22.4 Million Copies

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition sells 1.32 million copies ― Nintendo revealed its first quarter earnings statement on Friday for the three months that ended on June 30. Nintendo sold 5.68 million Switch units in the quarter, an increase of 166.6% compared to the same quarter in 2019. The company has sold a total of 61.44 million Switch units worldwide. Nintendo also sold 50.43 million softwar...
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Sentai Filmworks Unveils The Demon Girl Next Door Anime's English Dub Cast

Video clip previews dub starring Monica Rial, Genevieve Simmons ― Sentai Filmworks unveiled the English dub cast for the television anime of Izumo Ito's The Demon Girl Next Door (Machikado Mazoku) manga on Wednesday. The company's Facebook page is streaming an English dub video clip. The cast includes: Monica Rial as Shamiko Genevieve Simmons as Momo Emily Neves as Lilith Christina Kelly as Mikan She...
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KLab Partners with Electronic Arts on New Mobile Title

New title to feature "leading IP from EA" ― Japanese game developer KLab Inc. announced on Thursday that it is partnering with American-based entertainment company Electronic Arts (EA) to develop an online mobile title. KLab plans to develop and operate the game, which will be "with a leading IP from EA." KLab is known for games such as Love Live! School Idol Festival, Bleach: Brave Souls, and Captai...
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Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Casts Jun Shison as Masa

Hiroshi Tamaki, Haruna Kawaguchi star in fall series about yakuza-turned-house husband ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga announced on Thursday that Jun Shison (Yukiatsu in live-action anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day special) will play Masa, an underling in the protagonist Tatsu's former gang. As previously announced...
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Jigokudo Reikai Tsushin Manga's 2nd Season Starts on October 7

Manga adapts novels by Elegant Yokai Apartment Life author Hinowa Kōzuki ― The September issue of Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine revealed on Thursday that the "second season" of Hinowa Kōzuki and Mimori's Jigokudō Reikai Tsūshin (Jigokudō Spiritual World Communication) manga will launch in the magazine's November issue on October 7. The manga entered the final arc of its "first season" in May 20...
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Attack on Titan Gets Children's Book With Armin as Detective

Book shipped on Wednesday ― Kodansha released a new children's book for the Attack on Titan franchise on Wednesday titled Shingeki Tantei Armin: Nyūdan Shiken o Toppa seyo! (Attack Detective Armin: Pass the Regimental Entrance Exam!). The book features Armin, Mikasa, and Eren solving mysteries while they defeat titans. Armin has always dreamed of solving mysteries with his childhood friends. All thre...
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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy PS4, Switch Game Ships on December 3

Steam version also debuts in January 2021 ― The official website for Gust's Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy game revealed on Thursday that the game will ship for the PlayStation 4 and Switch in Japan on December 3, and will debut on PC via Steam in January 2021. The sequel is set three years after Koei Tecmo Games' Gust brand's Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Ryza no...
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Naked Ape's Samurai ga Tensei Shitara Idol ni Natta Hanashi Manga Ends in September

Manga about samurai reincarnated into modern day as idol group member launched in April 2019 ― The September issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine revealed on Thursday that manga creator duo naked ape's Samurai ga Tensei Shitara Idol ni Natta Hanashi (The Story of How a Samurai Was Reincarnated and Became an Idol) manga will end in the magazine's next issue in September. The manga centers...
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Anime Weekend Atlanta Canceled, Online Event Planned

― The official website for the Anime Weekend Atlanta convention announced on Tuesday that this year's convention is canceled. The convention staff will instead plan an online Halloween weekend event this year, which will also highlight artists. The convention will next hold a physical event on October 28-31, 2021, with confirmed plans for conventions in 2022 and 2023. All those who have already regi...
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Degica Games, MAGES. Reveal Ogre Tale Sidescrolling Game

Game debuts on Steam on August 20, with plans for release on PS4, Xbox One, Switch ― Degica Games announced that it is collaborating with developer MAGES. to produce the Ogre Tale side-scrolling beat-em-up game. The game will launch on PC via Steam on August 20, and it is also planned for release at a later date on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. MAGES. is developing the game, and Degica Games i...
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Polygon Pictures' Star Wars: Resistance Series Nominated for Emmy for 2nd Year

Series nominated for Outstanding Children's Program award ― The staff of the Primetime Emmy Awards revealed on July 28 that they have nominated Polygon Pictures and Lucasfilms' Star Wars: Resistance animated series for the Outstanding Children's Program award. The other nominees are Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest. The...
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Production I.G's Shika no Ō Anime Film Delayed to 2021

Film based on Nahoko Uehashi's novels was slated to open on September 18 ― Toho announced on Thursday that it has delayed the opening date for the anime film of Nahoko Uehashi's Shika no Ō (The Deer King) medical fantasy novel series to 2021. Toei did not cite a reason for the delay. The film was previously slated to open on September 18. Masashi Ando (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, your name. cha...
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NIS America Releases Saviors of Sapphire Wings RPG on Switch, PC in 2021

Stranger of Sword City Revisited game bundled as bonus ― NIS America announced on Wednesday that it will release Experience's Saviors of Sapphire Wings (Aoki Tsubasa no Chevalier) game for the Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021. The company is also bundling the Stranger of Sword City Revisited game with Saviors of Sapphire Wings as a bonus. NIS America describes the game: An epic battle of light and dark...
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Pikmin 3 Deluxe Game Heads to Switch on October 30

Trailer streamed for Switch version of 2013 Wii U game ― Nintendo announced through a trailer on Wednesday that it will release its Pikmin 3 game on the Nintendo Switch as Pikmin 3 Deluxe on October 30: The Switch version will include multiple difficulty modes, new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie, and all previous DLC from the Wii U version. The Pikmin series of strategy games allows p...

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'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate' Delayed on PC in the West by 1-3 Weeks

Switch/PS4 versions debuts in Europe on August 7, in N. America on August 11 ― PQube announced on Wednesday that it is delaying the PC release of 5pb.'s Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate game via Steam in the West by one to three weeks because of "some development issues." The PC version was scheduled to launch on August 7. The game will still launch for the Nintendo ...
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Beastars Anime's 2nd Season Premieres in January 2021

Season 1 premiered in October 2019 ― The wraparound jacket band on Paru Itagaki's 20th BEASTARS manga volume revealed on Thursday that the second season of the manga's anime adaptation will premiere in January 2021. The anime will again air in Japan on Fuji TV's [+Ultra] programming block. The anime's second season casts Taiten Kusunoki as Ibuki and Subaru Kimura as Free. Viz Media is releasing the m...
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Sword Art Online to Hold Virtual Reality Event

Anime's Rath console to be replicated at August 10, 12, 15 events ― The story of Sword Art Online has always focused on virtual reality, and now in this era of social distancing, the franchise will hold a series of events through virtual reality on August 10, 12, and 15. The events will be held on the VR social media service "Cluster" and can be accessed via VR headset, smartphone, or computer. Vario...
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Live-Action Promised Neverland Film Reveals 1st Teaser & Poster

Minami Hamabe, Jyo Kairi, Rihito Itagaki star in December 18 film ― TOHO began streaming the first teaser trailer for the live-action film of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga on Thursday. The staff of the film revealed a new teaser poster: The film will open on December 18. 19-year-old actress Minami Hamabe (live-action anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day special's Menma, ...
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Gundam Offers Video Message of Hope to the World

When I find myself in times of trouble, RX-78-2 comes to me... ― The Gundam series released a special video on the GundamInfo YouTube channel on Wednesday, expressing a message of hope in humanity's ability to come together during difficult times. The video's audio is in Japanese, and there are subtitles in English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. The video features characters from various Gundam anim...
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Japan Sinks: 2020 ‒ Episode 5

We find out more about the Shan City "community" and how it has managed to grasp the hearts of vulnerable people during a time of crisis. There's also sex, drugs, house music, and murder.
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How Do We Relationship? Volume 1

How Do We Relationship? walks a careful balance for its entire first volume. It addresses queer issues without being preachy while staying joyful. ― In her author's notes at the end of the volume, Tamifull comments on how most romance stories end when the main couple gets together. It makes sense, if you think about it. The contentedness of two people who have realized their affection for one another...
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Tadashi Sudo: Does Japanese Animation Suffer From the Galápagos Syndrome?

Animation industry journalist and analyst Tadashi Sudo wrote an article published by ITMedia on Monday regarding the problems that potentially face the Japanese anime industry in the face of globalization. The central question behind the article was "Does Japanese animation suffer from the Galápagos Syndrome?" The Galápagos Syndrome is a term of Japanese origin which refers to products created in ...
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Wolf's Rain ‒ Episodes 23-24

Thankfully, my prediction about the fruits of Cher and Blue's pairing won out, because the stuff we get with these two is the best traditional storytelling that Wolf’s Rain has done in ages.
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Tiger & Bunny ‒ SERIES FINALE

If a handbook for comic book masterminds existed, rule #1 would be: “if you intend to kill the heroes anyway, never, ever toy around with them when they are at your mercy. Just kill them expediently!"
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Pokémon the Movie: Koko's 2nd Trailer Reveals Christmas Opening, Theme Song

Rescheduled from July 10 after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for Gekijōban Pocket Monster Koko, the 23rd anime film in the Pokémon franchise, began streaming the film's second full trailer and third teaser trailer on Wednesday. The trailers announce that the film will open on December 25 in Japan, and they also feature the main theme song "Fushigi na Fushigi na Ikimono" ("Wonderful, Marvelous...
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WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! Anime Film Trilogy's Full Trailer Previews Voices, Theme Songs

Main cast sings opening as 'Surfing Boys' & Tomoaki Maeno, Jin Ogasawara sing ending ― The official website for Love&Art's surfing-themed project WAVE!! posted the first full trailer for October's WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! anime film trilogy on Wednesday. For the first time, the trailer previews the character voices and the theme songs. It also shows the fateful encounter between the first film's main c...
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New Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Anime Unveils More Cast, Visual

Kenichi Ogata. Ai Furihata join Toei Animation's October show ― The official website for the new anime of Riku Sanjo and Kōji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken) manga unveiled more cast members and a new key visual on Wednesday. The newly announced cast members are: Kenichi Ogata as Brass Ai Furihata as Gome-chan In the story, after the defeat of the demon lord...
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Kyoto Int'l Manga Anime Fair Set to Return in September

― The official website for the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair confirmed on Wednesday that it is planning to return this year. It will take place at the Miyako Messe convention center and Kyoto International Manga Museum on September 19 and 20. As of Wednesday, 39 companies and organizations plan to take part in the event. As in previous years, the event will have an exhibition of manga and...
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Bandai Namco Collectibles Holds Gundam Online Expo in U.S.A.

12-day event starts on August 20 ― Bandai Namco Collectibles (also known as Bluefin) announced on Tuesday that it will hold the "first-ever" Gundam Online Expo event in the United States. The event will run from August 20 to August 31. The event will feature the Gunpla World Ver.MG exhibit and an augmented reality version of Japan's Gundam Base Tokyo venue. Exclusive merchandise will be available for...
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Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Actor Hiroki Iijima Tests Positive for COVID-19

Iijima's agency reported fever, mild symptoms ― The Oscar Promotion talent agency announced on Tuesday that Kamen Rider Ex-Aid actor Hiroki Iijima tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after PCR testing on Monday. Iijima had measured his body temperature on Sunday morning due to malaise, and he reported a fever with a temperature of 37.5 °C (99.5 °F). When his temperature did not...

Ikki Tousen, Elfen Lied's Studio Arms Declares Bankruptcy

Also known under formal name Common Sense; produced Mezzo, Queen's Blade, Samurai Girls ― Credit research company Tokyo Shoko Research (TSR) reported on Tuesday that Common Sense, the official company name for the anime studio Arms, has declared bankruptcy through the Tokyo District Court. The company had filed for special liquidation on July 22, after deciding on that course of action through a shar...
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Rurouni Kenshin Stage Musical Unveils Mario Kuroba in Costume as Shishio

"Kyoto Arc" musical runs November 3-December 15 ― The official website for the stage musical of the "Kyoto Arc" of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga unveiled a new cast visual on Wednesday showing Mario Kuroba as antagonist Makoto Shishio. World-renowned photographer Leslie Kee shot the photo. The musical will run at the IHI Stage Around Tokyo from November 3 to December 15. Teppei Koike will ...

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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga Gets New Anime Episode

Episode about Naoya, Kō ships with 10th manga volume in 2021 ― The ninth compiled book volume of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga revealed on Wednesday that a limited edition of the manga's 10th volume will bundle the manga's second original anime disc in 2021. The episode on the disc will center on Naoya (Yuuki Kaji) and Kō (Aoi Yūki). Fujita also drew the ...
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New Seven Deadly Sins TV Anime Premieres in January 2021 After COVID-19 Delay

The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement delayed from October ― The official website for the Seven Deadly Sins anime revealed on Wednesday that Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan (The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement), the franchise's new television anime series, will premiere on TV Tokyo and five affiliate channels, as well as on BS-TV Tokyo, in January 2021. It also unveiled a new visual for...
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Sailor Moon Eternal Films Casts Amazon Trio Characters

Shouta Aoi, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Satoshi Hino join 2-part film project ― The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise revealed the voice cast members for the Amazon Trio characters for the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE) two-part anime film project on Wednesday. The cast includes (left to right in image above) Shouta Aoi as Fish Eye, Satoshi Hi...
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Princess Tutu ‒ Episode 19-20

Duck isn't the only one hoping someone can turn the page. Fakir finding all of the ripped out endings is symbolic of how he subconsciously feels that he ruined his chance of changing the story.
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The God of High School ‒ Episode 5

The good news is the show back to doing what it does best, which is focusing on the action spectacle. MAPPA delivered the most eye-scorchingly gorgeous and well-choreographed animation of the season.
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Outlaw Star ‒ Episode 21-22

Melfina wants to know who she is, Gene swears to help her, and then they both occasionally mope about it when they're not caught up in a side mission.
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Kadokawa to Open Interactive 'EJ Anime Hotel' in October

Opens with KonoSuba, Railgun T, Bofuri, Uzaki-chan, Yuki Yuna rooms ― Kadokawa will open its interactive anime concept hotel "EJ Anime Hotel" in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture on October 1. The hotel will contain 33 rooms altogether, and will open with rooms themed around the KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so...
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Fruits Basket ‒ Episode 43

There have been many hints that a teen as sullen and misbehaving as Rin would have a harsh backstory, but her story of abandonment and neglect at nearly every turn is as painful as it gets.

Crunchyroll Adds Strike the Blood OVAs, Hakubo Anime Film to Catalog

1st Strike the Blood OVA, Hakubo film begin streaming on Tuesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream three Strike the Blood original video anime (OVA) series and the Hakubo anime film. Crunchyroll will begin streaming the first original video anime (OVA) series adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo's Strike the Blood light novels on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. EDT in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ire...
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Monster Girl Doctor ‒ Episode 4

Sapphentite uses Tail Whip, it's super effective, and they exit stage left.
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One Piece ‒ Episodes 934-935

Luffy's battle against the animal crackers brigade continues.
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Sega Akihabara Building 2 Arcade to Close on August 30

Sega confirmed on its website that the Sega Akihabara Building 2 arcade will close on August 30. The arcade's Twitter account also confirmed the closure on Tuesday, and announced that it will launch four final events to commemorate the arcade's 17-year history. 【大切なお知らせ】セガ秋葉原2号館は、8月30日(日)をもって閉店する事となりました。17年間の長きにわたりご愛顧していただき感謝申し上げます。閉店までの期間、皆様に感謝を込めてイベントの開催を予定しております。最後まで全力で頑張るからみんな遊びに来てね~!!✨ pic.tw...
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Prince of Tennis' Atobe Is Here to Serve You Milk

Prince of Tennis character Keigo Atobe, resident pretty boy and a regular top-scorer in the franchise's yearly popularity contests, has a new calling in life beyond playing tennis. Starting from Monday, he has been appearing in an animated TV commercial for Morinaga Milk Industry's Miloha drink product. Atobe is depicted wearing a cow hoodie while encouraging a girl to drink Miloha with his typica...
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Ouran High School Host Club ‒ Episodes 19-20

Ouran actually made full use of its ongoing continuity and development, and it did it purely for laughs. That earns high marks in my book.
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Mashiro no Oto TV Anime's Teaser Video Unveils Main Cast Member, Staff

Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takagi-san helmer Hiroaki Akagi, Yoshida Brothers join April anime ― The official website for the television anime of Marimo Ragawa's Mashiro no Oto manga opened and announced the main cast member and main staff with a teaser promotional video and teaser visual on Wednesday. Nobunaga Shimazaki will star as the protagonist Setsu Sawamura (pictured above). Hiroaki Akagi (Teasing Mas...
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Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

Yu Tomofuji's manga about relationship between young girl and Beast King launched in 2015 ― This year's 17th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yu Tomofuji's Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts (Niehime to Kemono no Ō) manga will end in five chapters, including the chapter in that issue. If there are no delays, the manga will end on October 5. The magazine's ...
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Orc Eiyūden Monogatari Story by Mushoku Tensei Author Gets Manga

Rifujin na Magonote began serializing story about orc on journey to lose virginity in 2019 ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that author Rifujin na Magonote's Orc Eiyūden Monogatari ~Sontaku Retsuden~ (Orc Hero Story ~Biographical Conjecture~) story is inspiring a manga adaptation that will launch this month on Kadokawa's Young Ace Up manga website. Tsubakurō ...
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Date A Live Ren Dystopia Game Unveils Opening Video

PS4 game ships in Japan on September 24 ― Compile Heart began streaming the opening video on Tuesday for Date A Live Ren Dystopia, the new PlayStation 4 game based on Koushi Tachibana's Date A Live light novel series. Compile Heart will release the game on September 24. The limited-edition version of the game will bundle a drama CD and booklet with short story by Tachibana. People who pre-order the g...
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Yukari Higa Launches Magical Explorer Manga in August

Manga based on Irisu's novels centers on protagonist reincarnated as friend character in porn game ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yukari Higa will launch a manga adaptation of Irisu's Magical Explorer - Eroge no Yūjin Chara ni Tensei Shita kedo, Game Chishiki Tsukatte Jiyū ni Ikiru (Magical Explorer - I Reincarnated as the Friend Character in a Porn Ga...

Voice Actor Toshihiko Seki Tests Positive for COVID-19

Actor's condition is stable, but he was hospitalized on Tuesday ― Agency 81 produce announced on Tuesday that voice actor Toshihiko Seki (58) has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The agency stated his condition is stable, but he was hospitalized on Tuesday. Seki started having a fever on the night of July 31, and went to the hospital the next day and was tested for the viru...

Harukana Receive's Nyoijizai Launches Manga About Pole Dancers

Silver Pole Flowers manga centers on 2 pole dancers on separate paths ― Manga creator Nyoijizai launched a new manga titled Silver Pole Flowers in Kodansha's Comic Days app on August 1. The manga centers on two women as they travel their own individual paths in pole dancing: Hana, a college student who also pole dances in night clubs despite her family's disapproval; and Karin, a practitioner of pole...
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8 Man, Batman Manga Artist Jiro Kuwata Passes Away

Maboroshi Tantei, Gekkō Kamen artist was 85 ― Akita Shoten announced on Tuesday that manga artist Jiro Kuwata passed away on July 2. He was 85. Kuwata was born in Osaka in 1935, and he debuted as a manga creator in 1948 when he was 13 years old. Kuwata is perhaps most well known in the West for his Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga manga. The manga adaptation of DC Comics' popular American superhero r...
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Tokyo Tribe Waru Manga Ends on September 1

Manga about Shivuya Waru successor gang launched in 2015 ― The September issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Young Champion magazine revealed on Tuesday that Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribe Waru manga will end in the magazine's next issue on September 1. The manga's fourth and final compiled book volume will ship on September 17. The manga is set after the original Tokyo Tribe manga, and centers on the Shivuy...
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For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams Manga Enters Climax

Manga by ERASED's Kei Sanbe launched in 2017 ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kei Sanbe's For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams (Yume de Mita Anoko no Tameni) manga is entering its climax. Yen Press publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story: As a young child, Senri Nakajou saw his family murdered before his eyes, and he's lived for revenge ever...
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SIE Outlines PS4 Controller, Peripheral Compatibility on PS5

― Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) specified on Monday which PlayStation 4 peripherals will be compatible with its upcoming PlayStation 5 console. SIE stated that specialty peripherals (racing wheels, flight sticks, arcade sticks) will work with PS5 and "supported PS4 games." The PS4's DualShock 4 controller and licensed third-party controllers will similarly work on "supported PS4 games," but w...
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Sengoku Basara Franchise Gets New Manga

Rando Ayamine, Yukai Asada launch manga this winter ― Capcom revealed on July 21 that its Sengoku Basara franchise is getting a new manga by Rando Ayamine and Yukai Asada this winter in Hero's Inc.'s Monthly Hero's magazine. This year's September issue of Monthly Hero's and Capcom revealed artwork of the protagonists Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura. Ayamine is credited with the composition, and Asa...
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Shomin Sample Manga's Risumai Launches New Manga on August 27

Risumai debuts Konna Watashi ni Kitaishinai de manga ― The September issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine revealed on July 27 that Risumai will launch a new manga titled Konna Watashi ni Kitaishinai de (Don't Have Expectations for Someone Like Me) in the magazine's next issue on August 27. Risumai posted a preview from the manga on Twitter on July 27. そして、新連載の告知ページも載ってます!オリジナルです!🎉🎉よろしくお願い...
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J-Rock Band SCANDAL Postpones N. American Tour to November 2021

Band to host livestream concert on August 21 ― J-rock band SCANDAL announced on Wednesday that they are postponing their North American tour dates to November 11-21, 2021 due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The new tour schedule includes a new venue in New York City. The new tour schedule is as follows: Toronto - November 11 New York - November 13 Anaheim - November 17 Dallas - No...
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Anime NebrasKon 2020 Canceled

― Anime NebrasKon announced on Saturday that this year's event is being cancelled due to the risks related to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Badges for Anime NebrasKon 2020 will be rolled over the 2021 event taking place on November 5-7. Vendors and participants will also have their registrations rolled over to the 2021 event. Anime NebrasKon's website also stated that badge holder...

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SUPER HXEROS Anime Adds 4 Cast Members

LYNN, Natsumi Takamori, Ayaka Ohashi, Yūki Takada cast as Tokyo Branch members ― The official website for SUPER HXEROS, the television anime of Ryōma Kitada's Dokyū Hentai HxEros manga, revealed four additional cast members for the anime on Tuesday. The new cast members for the Tokyo Branch (which will debut in episode 7) are: LYNN as Shiko Murasame Natsumi Takamori as Moena Wakakusa Ayaka Ohashi as ...
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Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Film Stays at #1 for 3rd Weekend

Live-action Secret × Heroine Phantomirage!, Kiss Him, Not Me stays at #6, #7 ― The live-action film of Hiroyuki Nishimori's gag comedy manga Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! sold 231,000 tickets and earned 275,967,300 yen (about US$2.59 million) to rank #1 again in its third weekend. The film has now sold a total of 2.08 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 2,659,650,650 yen (about US$25.06 millio...
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Seven Seas Licenses SUPER HXEROS Harem Manga

Ryōma Kitada's ecchi superhero manga launched in 2017, with TV anime currently airing ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Monday that it has licensed Ryōma Kitada's SUPER HXEROS (Dokyū Hentai HxEros) manga. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first volume physically and digitally on February 2021. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the manga: When the mantis-like aliens known as Kiseichuu d...
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Live-Action Grand Blue Dreaming Film's Clip Shows Hand Signal Quiz

Film opens in Japan on Friday ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming a clip from the live-action film of Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming comedy manga on Tuesday. The clip shows protagonists Iori Kitahara and Kōhei Imamura being quizzed on diving hand signals by a senior in their scuba diving club — and getting them hilariously wrong. The film will open in Japan on Friday. The fi...
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Digimon Adventure: ‒ Episode 9

In this week's episode of Digimon Adventure:, Koshiro and Tentomon finally join up with the rest of the group!
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Funimation Adds Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Berserk Anime Films

Funimation streams Sailor Moon R: The Movie on August 7; 2nd, 3rd Berserk movies on August 14 ― Funimation announced on Saturday that it will begin streaming the Sailor Moon R: The Movie anime film in Japanese with English subtitles and in English on August 7. The company also revealed that it will begin streaming the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey and Berserk: The Golden Age...
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Hello Kitty Appointed Copyright PR Ambassador

Japan's parliament enacted more stringent copyright laws in June targeting illegally uploaded manga ― Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs appointed Hello Kitty as its "Copyright PR Ambassador" at a formal ceremony last Wednesday. The iconic Sanrio mascot will appear in informational videos, school materials, and other avenues in order to spread awareness about Copyright infringement issues. Kōichi Ha...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 159

After the gang's attempts at quelling the berserk Anato prove unsuccessful, Victor's goons use advanced scientific ninja tools to bring him down.
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'Love Me, Love Me Not' Anime Film's Trailer Reveals, Previews Bump of Chicken's Theme Song

Film opens on September 18 after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for the anime film of Io Sakisaka's Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) manga announced on Tuesday that Bump of Chicken are performing the film's theme song "Gravity." The website began streaming a new trailer that previews the theme song. The film will open in Japan on September 18. The film was previously slated f...
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Author Accidentally Includes Zelda Ingredients in New Novel

Thanks to hasty googling, John Boyne's new novel includes references to Octorok eyeball, red lizalfos tail and Hylian shrooms ― The perils of hasty online research for authors was demonstrated today when a Reddit user spotted a curious anomaly in a new novel. A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom is a historical novel with a 2,000-year sweep, written by Irish author John Boyne, whose previous books incl...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ Episode 5

We are introduced to Misa, a half-blood child of a demon and a spirit. Her very existence allows us to learn more about demon society.
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Online Survey Explains Why Mail Order Doujinshi Aren't Selling in Wake of Canceled Events

Due to COVID-19, a number of doujinshi events scheduled this year, including Comic Market (Comiket), have been canceled or downsized to prevent the spread of infection. A Japanese blogger by the name of "Director D" posted the results and analysis of a survey they conducted on Twitter regarding the reasons why doujin event goers won't purchase the doujinshi they are interested in through mail orde...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 ‒ Episode 4

Most of the circumstances for Kirito's return are now in places. He just needs one final push.
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ Episode 4

these jokes are so cliché, and presented with such little enthusiasm or effort, that there's nothing to do but watch them pass by in completely unaffected silence.
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Sound! Euphonium Voice Actress Chika Anzai Announces Her Marriage

Actress played Reina Kōsaka in Sound! Euphonium, Hanabi Yasuraoka in Scum's Wish ― Voice actress Chika Anzai announced on her Instagram account on Saturday that she has gotten married. Her full message is translated as follows: "Thank you for the constant, huge support! My apologies for broaching a personal issue, but I'd like to announce that I have gotten married. I will do my utmost to ensure that...
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No Guns Life ‒ Episode 16

Victor, a man divided in both the physical and philosophical senses, continues to wrestle with his beliefs in this week's episode of No Guns Life.
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Fate/Zero ‒ Episodes 18-19

Kiritsugu is carrying so much baggage that some kind of backstory needed to be done for him at some point.
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Guilty Gear -Strive- Game Reveals 2 New Characters, Release for PS5/PC in Addition to PS4

Leo Whitefang, Nagoriyuki join lineup for game releasing in early 2021 ― Arc System Works began streaming a new trailer for its upcoming Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game on Saturday, which reveals the characters Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki. Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe also posted the same trailer on Monday, which confirms the game is getting a release on PlayStation 5 and PC in addition to P...
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Soulcalibur VI Game Reveals Setsuka as DLC Character

Setsuka, new character creation set, free content update release on Tuesday ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe revealed in a video on Sunday that Setsuka will join the Soulcalibur VI fighting game as a DLC character. The character joins the game as part of the second Season Pass, and will be available as part of DLC 11 and 12 on Tuesday. DLC 12 will feature a new character creation set. The game is ...
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Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur Smartphone Game Ends Service on September 30

Offline version of game to remain available ― The official Twitter account for the Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur smartphone game announced on Friday that the game will end service on September 30. The in-game shop is no longer selling Crystals as of August 1. The staff are preparing an offline version of the game that will continue after the game ends service. The offline version of the game will retain ...
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Marimo Ragawa's Mashiro no Oto Manga Listed with TV Anime in April 2021

Coming-of-age story about shamisen player by Baby & Me author inspired animated promo video in May ― Amazon Japan is currently listing the cover of the September issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine, which states that Marimo Ragawa's Mashiro no Oto manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will debut in April 2021. The issue will officially ship on Thursday. The coming-of-age drama f...
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Manga Planet Licenses Raise the Demon, Enoshima Waikiki Cafe, Sound of the Sky Manga

Titles to release on August 7, 8 ― Manga Planet announced on Monday that it has licensed three manga from Shonengahosha for release in August. The following manga will release this week on MangaPlanet's subscription service: Title: Raise the Demon Story and Art: Keito Yoshikawa Release Date: August 7 Summary: One rainy day while Motoi and his friend, Reiichi were on their way home, they encountered a...
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Nintendo Reveals Top 30 Switch Download-Only Titles, Top 30 Download Version Titles in Japan for 1st Half of 2020

Minecraft Dungeons, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, top respective lists ― Nintendo released a list of the top 30 downloaded titles in Japan the first half of 2020 for its Switch console on July 25. The following titles are the top 30 download-only games for the Nintendo Switch: Minecraft Dungeons Final Fantasy VII Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensō Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus R Sabaku no Nezumi-dan! Ka...
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Kia Asamiya Draws New 1-Shot to Celebrate 30 Years of His Studio

Asamiya's Studio Tron manga also changes names to Lab Garnier ― The September issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine revealed last Thursday that Kia Asamiya will draw a new one-shot manga in the magazine's next issue in August. The one-shot manga celebrates the 30th anniversary of Asamiya's Studio Tron manga studio, and also commemorates the studio's change of name to Lab Garnier. The maga...
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Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Acquires SILVER LINK. as Subsidiary

SILVER LINK. recently reabsorbed subsidiary studio CONNECT last month ― Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings announced that it has acquired the animation studio SILVER LINK. as a subsidiary company as of Monday. SILVER LINK. recently reabsorbed its subsidiary anime studio CONNECT and dissolved the company last month. SILVER LINK. inherited all of CONNECT.'s rights. SILVER LINK. was established in Decemb...
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Kouta Hirano's Drifters Manga Resumes After 7-Month Hiatus

1st new chapter since December 2019 debuted on Thursday ― The September issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine published the first new chapter of Kouta Hirano's Drifters manga in seven months last Thursday. Before the current chapter, the previous chapter appeared in the magazine's February 2020 issue last December. Dark Horse Comics publishes the manga in North America, and it describes t...
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futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds 7 Shodensha Titles

4 new volumes, releases for previous announcements also added ― Fantasista, Inc.'s futekiya boys-love manga subscription service announced on Saturday that it has licensed seven new titles from publisher Shodensha. The company also revealed new volumes and releases for previously announced titles. The newly announced titles include: Ake Susaki's Ryu no Otto - Bokoku no Kami (pictured at right) Hana I...
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The Promised Neverland Creators Pen New 1-Shot Manga

45-page "Shinrei Shashinshi Kōno Saburō" 1-shot debuts on August 11 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu will publish a one-shot manga titled "Shinrei Shashinshi Kōno Saburō" (Supernatural Photographer Saburō Kōno) in the magazine's next issue on August 11. The one-shot will be 45 pages long and will focus on a photog...
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Crunchyroll Adds Subtitled Version of Zo Zo Zombie Anime

English dub of the shorts had premiered on March 19 ― Crunchyroll started streaming 13 English-subtitled episodes of Zo Zo Zombie, Canadian toy and media company Spin Master and Shogakukan-Shueisha Production's animated series based on Yasunari Nagatoshi's Zo Zo Zo Zombie (Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun) manga, on Thursday. Crunchyroll had launched the first five episodes of the series with an English dub on Ma...
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Pokémon Journeys TV Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa as Bea

Eri Kitamura voiced Fighting Pokémon gym leader in Twilight Wings anime ― The ongoing television anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series has cast Yōko Hikasa as gym leader and Fighting Pokémon user Bea (Saitō). Bea appeared in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games as the gym leader of Stow-on-Side Stadium. In the anime, she joins the World Coronation Series with her Pokém...

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Shizuka Furuya Returns to Voice Acting 5 Years After Paralyzing Accident

Nichijō voice actress retired in 2015 after paralysis from traffic collision ― Voice actress Shizuka Furuya announced on Saturday that she is returning to voice acting work, five years after announcing her retirement in 2015. In an interview with the Animate Times website, she revealed that the reason she retired in 2015 was due to being hit by a truck in a traffic accident, with half of her body sub...
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Funimation Streams 2-Part My Hero Academia Original Video Anime on August 15

OVA to be available "worldwide" simultaneously ― Funimation announced on Sunday that it will stream the new two-part "Boku no Hero Academia: Ikinokore! Kesshi no Survival Kunren" original video anime for the My Hero Academia franchise on the same day it comes out in Japan. The OVA will stream in Japan on August 16, and will debut on Funimation with English subtitles on August 15. The Mainichi Shimbun...
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Evangelion to Sell Official NERV Emergency Rations

When the apocalypse strikes, the Evangelion series is looking out for you. Assorted sets of official NERV emergency rations will go on sale in Japan through the AmiAmi anime goods retailer starting from early August. Each set will include five packets of 200g rice and five types of food: beef curry, beef stew, gyūdon, chūkadon, and Japanese hamburg steak. The rations are best eaten within three ye...
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Doraemon Series Releases Bamboo-copter Toy for Adults

The Doraemon series released a toy of the Bamboo-copter, one of Doraemon's iconic tools, on Thursday. The toy has been developed by Tamashii Nations' "Proplica" (a portmanteau of "prop" and "replica") line of character items aimed at adult collectors. This 31-centimeter Bamboo-copter toy includes a hairband so that it can be worn on one's head, and has propeller parts that can move. It costs 2,750...

Shonen Jump Teases One Piece Manga is Headed Toward 'Upcoming Final Arc'

Latest One Piece Magazine volume has theme of rereading manga to "prepare for climax" ― In an advertisement for the upcoming One Piece Magazine volume 10 on September 4, this year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine teased on Monday that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga is "headed toward the upcoming final arc." The advertisement did not give any more specifics. The advertisement mad...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens Anime Gets Comedy Spinoff Manga

Megumi Sasaki draws manga launching on August 4 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens, the new television anime for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, will get a new manga in the Saikyō Jump magazine starting in the September issue on August 4. Megumi Sasaki is writing the manga, titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens: Boku no Road Gakuen (My Road Academy)...
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Captain Tsubasa Manga Gets Complete Digital Bilingual Version in Japanese, English

Release will be for Progress Technologies' "eOneBook" reader device ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Yōichi Takahashi's Captain Tsubasa manga is getting a complete bilingual edition digitally in Japanese and English as part of the manga's 40th anniversary. The release will mark the first time the manga is getting an English release. The biling...
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My Hero Academia Gets New Original Anime Episode Streaming on August 16

New episode to feature training exercise before provisional pro hero exam ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the My Hero Academia franchise will get a new original anime episode that will stream in Japan starting on August 16. The anime will stream exclusively on Hulu in Japan starting on August 16, and will stream on August 30 on other services...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, July 20-26

Animal Crossing: New Horizons returns to #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: July 20-26 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 94,115 5,280,398 2PS4Ghost of Tsushima Sony Interactive Entertainment July 17 53,387 266,302 3NSwPaper Mario: The Origami King Nintendo July 17 50,643 159,735 4NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Film's New Trailer Previews LiSA's New Song

LiSA, Yuki Kajiura return from TV anime with new theme "Homura" ― A live-streamed program for Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) debuted a new full trailer and new main visual on Sunday. The trailer announces and previews the new theme song ”Homura" (Flame) by returning singer LiSA: #NEWS Fall deeper into an endless dream with the brand new t...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 20-26

Kyoto Animation's Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi OVA earns 4.3% rating ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV July 26 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 8.9 Detective Conan NTV July 25 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 8.1 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV July 26 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.3 Hakushon Daimaō 2020 NTV July 25 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.9 Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi NHK July 23 (Thu) 8:1...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 13-19

Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! live-action TV special earns 11.2% rating ― The live-action Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! television special, a spinoff from the recent Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! film, aired on NTV on Friday, July 17 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 11.2% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV July 19 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.5 Detective Conan NTV July 18 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.9...
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Variety: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Game to Get 'Anime' Adaptation

Derek Kolstad will write, produce series ― The Variety entertainment trade magazine reported on Thursday that Netflix and Ubisoft have teamed up to produce an "anime" series based on the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game franchise. Derek Kolstad will be the writer and executive producer for the series. Netflix, Ubisoft, and Derek Kolstad's representatives have yet to announce production details a...

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Rent-A-Girlfriend ‒ Episode 4

I can totally understand why our dumpster fire of a lead would still be so fanatical, even if it's clear to the audience that Mami's less than radical.
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ Episode 5

Since a large piece of this Blue is about the fight between the legitimate and underworld chefs, I feel like “Soma sucks because he's from a diner” biases really could go away.
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 29

“Corna (Sign of the Devil)/A Secret Plan” may have an awfully unwieldy title, but it's focus is laser-sharp and trained on an exceptionally straightforward scenario.
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Sailor Moon's Luna Inspires Lingerie

Luna's human form in Sailor Moon S: The Movie has inspired a set of lingerie. There are three different sets that can be purchased: a night bra and shorts set, a long camisole with a bra cup attached, or room pants. You can get them in either the Princess Kaguya colors or Black Lady colors. The items can be ordered through Premium Bandai's official website until August 31, and are expected to ship...
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Samurai Shodown Game Adds Honor of Kings' Gongsun Li

Free crossover character debuts on August 5 ― SNK's Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) announced on Thursday that is adding the Gongsun Li character as a crossover character from Tencent's Honor of Kings game on August 5. The DLC character will be available for free. The company began streaming a trailer: The game launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan and the West in June 2019. The Nintendo...
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Kojima Productions Twitter Account Shares Daily 'Hideo Musings'

Learn what creators he's following, why his games let you shower, what he did before making games Metal Gear and Death Stranding developer Hideo Kojima has been sharing daily musings about his work and life through the Kojima Productions Twitter account. The first "Hideo Musings" concerns the reason which actors and creators Kojima is following: "Hideo's Musings" Get a glimpse inside Hideo's inner ...
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Young Jump Gets Special Issue Focused on Sports

Yū Sasuga, Yūji Ninomiya, Forbidden Shibukawa contribute manga to publication launching on August 17 ― This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Shueisha will publish the companion supplement Young Jump Sports with a focus on sports stories on August 17. The supplement will feature the following one-shot sports stories (Note: romanizations are not confirmed.):...
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Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny Manga Nears 'Final Battle'

Manga launched in September 2015 ― This year's September issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Yo Taichi and Tomohiro Chiba's Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny manga is nearing the "final battle." Taichi and Chiba launched the manga in September 2015. The manga's eighth compiled book volume shipped on February 25. Kunio Okawara and Naoki are credited as mechani...

Right Stuf Reveals Gundam Seed Collector's Edition BD Release

Set includes remastered HD, original SD versions of 2002 TV anime ― Right Stuf announced at its panel at the Otakon.Online digital event on Saturday that it will release the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Collector's Ultra Edition Blu-ray on December 1. The set will be available only through Right Stuf's website, and pre-orders are available now. The collection will include episodes 1-48 of the HD remastere...
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Ayumi Komura's Okuchi no Sensei wa Shojo Danshi Manga Ends

Manga about woman, dentist hooking up launched last October ― Manga creator Ayumi Komura announced on Twitter on Saturday that her Okuchi no Sensei wa Shojo Danshi (The Dentist Was a Virgin Guy) manga ended on Saturday. Komura had previously revealed that the manga would end with its 13th chapter. The manga centers on Tsubasa, a woman who meets a hot guy named Sakura at a mixer. When they continue th...
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Gundam Colony no Ochita Chi de Manga Ends in August

Manga based on Sega Dreamcast game debuted in May 2017 ― This year's September issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Umetarō Saitani's Kidō Senshi Gundam Gaiden GROUND ZERO - Colony no Ochita Chi de - Rise From the Ashes manga will end in the magazine's next issue on August 26. The manga is based on the Kidō Senshi Gundam Gaiden - Colony no Ochita Chi de Sega Dreamcast game....
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TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You TV Anime Reveals October 2 Premiere, New Visual

Fall romantic comedy by Hayate the Combat Butler's Kenjirō Hata about newlyweds ― The official website for TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You, the television anime of Kenjirō Hata's Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii), posted the anime's October 2 premiere date and a new key visual on Saturday. The visual features the two main leads Tsukasa and Nasa in their wedding dress and tuxedo, respectively. The ...
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2020 Crayon Shin-chan Film Slated for September 11 After COVID-19 Delay

Originally scheduled for April 24 ― The official website for the Crayon Shin-chan films announced on Saturday that the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Roughly Four Heroes) film will open on September 11. The 28th film in the series had been delayed from its Apri 24 opening, due to the effects of the new coro...
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Cells at Work!! Theatrical Anime to Run With New Platelet Anime Short

White Blood Cell, Platelet cast members also star in exercise video set to TV anime's opening ― The official website for the Tokubetsu Jōei-ban "Hataraku Saibō!!" Saikyō no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa "Chō" Ōsawagi! (Special Screening Edition: "Cells at Work!" The Return of the Strongest Enemy. A Huge Uproar Inside the Body's "Bowels!") theatrical anime announced on Saturday that an anime short...

Yuki Yuna Is a Hero Franchise Gets 3rd TV Anime

1st TV anime's staff returns for Dai-Mankai no Shō anime ― A live-streamed program for the fifth anniversary of the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero franchise announced a new television anime on Saturday. The new anime is titled Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Dai-Mankai no Shō (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: The Great Full Blossom Arc). 「結城友奈は勇者である」の5周年を記念して発表された、勇者部五周年六箇条の最後がついに発表されました!「結城友奈は勇者である 大満開の章」のTVアニメ制作が決定しました♪続報にもご期待...
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1st Fate/Grand Order Anime Film Slated for December 5 After COVID-19 Delay

Originally scheduled for August 15 in Japan ― The first film in the Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot (Fate/Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryōiki Camelot) film project has been rescheduled to December 5. The film had been delayed from its August 15 opening, due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on its production. On Saturday, the online service Ani...
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Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko Original Video Anime Casts Maki Kawase

Kawase plays new character Hirona Nitta in 2-volume 2020 anime ― The official website for Katana Maidens – Tomoshibi (Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi), the original video anime of the Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game, announced a new cast member on Friday. Maki Kawase plays the new character Hirona Nitta: The website also posted at 23-minute compilation that recap...

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ANN: Connect Session 2

ANN Executive Editor Lynzee Loveridge and reviewers Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett, and Caitlin Moore countdown their favorite anime of this summer. What are you watching and what should you be watching? Find out in 28 Minutes! ― Welcome to Anime News Network Connect! A collaboration between ANN and Anime NYC, ANN Connect is a new way to bring anime fans, anime creators, and the anime industry tog...
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Ushijima the Loan Shark Spinoff Manga About Nikumamushi Returns This Summer

Series launched in February 2017 ― This year's 35th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Yu Hayato's Yamikin Ushijima-kun Nikumamushi Densetsu (Ushijima the Loan Shark: The Legend of Nikumamushi) spinoff manga will return this summer. The manga last went on hiatus in April 2019 and returned in summer of that year. The manga launched on Shogakukan's online magazine ...
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Virtual YouTuber Agency Hololive Apologizes For Uploading Videos Without Copyright Permission

Unauthorized videos have been set to private or deleted, will be restored pending review ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency Hololive, issued an apology on its website on Thursday for uploading contents without copyright permission. According to the statement, the company has received notices that it has violated copyright on videos across its various YouTube channels, an...
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Otaquest Connect Digital Event Features Mamoru Miyano, Shigeto Koyama, Hiromi Wakabayashi, More

Also: My Hero Academia anime's directors Kenji Nagasaki, Masahiro Mukai ― Otaquest announced on Friday that the online convention "OTAQUEST CONNECT" will feature the following guests: Voice actor Mamoru Miyano - Death Note's Light Yagami, Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Setsuna Directors Kenji Nagasaki and Masahiro Mukai - My Hero Academia Character/mechanical designer and art director Shigeto Koyama - Proma...
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Observer: My Hero Academia Is U.S.'s 2nd Most 'In-Demand' TV Title in Last 60 Days

Data is tracked through social media, fan ratings, piracy Observer reported last Friday that the My Hero Academia television anime is the 2nd most "in-demand" TV title in the United States in the last 60 days, citing data from Parrot Analytics that measures popularity through social media, fan ratings, and piracy. The full top 10 list is as follows: SpongeBob SquarePants My Hero Academia Game of Th...
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The Millionaire Detective Anime Gets Stage Play in October

Daisuke Nishida directs, Taku Kishimoto writes play starring Yо̄jirо̄ Itakawa, Shūji Kikuchi The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED, the television anime of Yasutaka Tsutsui's bestselling detective novel Fugō Keiji (Wealthy Detective), is inspiring a stage play. Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED The STAGE will run at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club's eX in Tokyo from October 2-11. Th...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 17

The events here instead entirely focus on Kuroko (and to a lesser extent Uiharu) working with Shaei Miyama to thwart various accidents predicted by Shaei's Precognition ability.
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Higurashi: When They Cry Gets Smartphone Game This Summer

iOS/Android game features all-new story with script by Kiichi Kanou ― An official website opened on Friday to announce that the Higurashi: When They Cry franchise is getting a smartphone game titled Higurashi no Naku koro ni Mei this summer. The game will feature a completely new story, and Ryukishi07 is credited with cooperation on the original work. Smileaxe is developing the game, and D-techno is ...
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Overlord, SSSS.Gridman Singer Masayoshi Ōishi Announces His Marriage

Partner is a woman outside the entertainment industry ― Singer Masayoshi Ōishi announced on Twitter on Friday that he has gotten married to a woman outside the entertainment industry. He assured his fans that he will continue his music and entertainment work as usual and give life his all. Ōishi has performed theme songs for Overlord (all three seasons), Hand Shakers, Ace of Diamond, Ace of Diamond: ...
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ Episode 5

After nearly half a season of build up, it's finally time for the Trans-America race to begin!
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Naruto Triple Feature Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Features Cover Art By Comic Book Artist Whilce Portacio

Right Stuf Anime posted a listing on Thursday for Viz Media's Naruto Triple Feature Collector's Edition Blu-Ray. The release bundles three films: Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel, and Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom. The product description states that the cover art was drawn by comic book artist Whilce Porta...
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RetroCrush Adds Arcadia of My Youth, Medabots, Unico, Swan Lake, Dear Brother Anime

7 titles launch on service in August ― Digital Media Rights revealed on Thursday that it has licensed seven new anime titles for its RetroCrush streaming service. The company also announced the release dates for the anime titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in August. The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in August: The Fantastic Adventures of Unico - August 7 Unico In...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax ‒ Episode 4

Haruno is resigned to her lot in life and tortures those around her—likely because misery loves company and because she wants everyone to be as disillusioned with life as she is
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Ride Your Wave Anime Film's English Dub Clip Streamed

GKIDS, Shout! Factory release film on home video on August 4 ― GKIDS began streaming an English dub clip from Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave anime film on Friday. GKIDS and Shout! Factory will release the anime film digitally and on home video on August 4. The film will be available for digital download and on demand, as well as Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack and standalone DVD. The release will include...
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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED ‒ Episode 3

he Millionaire Detective exists in a space somewhere between James Bond and Batman, with fancy gadgets, random sexy ladies, and oodles of ludicrous tech and money.
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Bleach: Brave Souls Game Gets PC Release This Summer

iOS/Android game launched in Japan in July 2015, worldwide in January 2016 ― KLab announced on Friday that its Bleach: Brave Souls game will get a release for PC via Steam this summer. The release will be available in Japanese, English, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Players will be able to access the release in the same regions as the original smartphone game, and...
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Assault Lily Bouquet Anime Premieres on October 1

― The official website for the Assault Lily mixed-media franchise revealed on Friday that the Assault Lily Bouquet television anime will premiere on TBS on the night of October 1 at 1:28 a.m. (effectively, October 2). The series will then debut on BS-TBS on October 3 at 2:00 a.m. (effectively, October 4). The anime will also begin exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime Video on October 1, though the ...

Crunchyroll Removes 77 Sentai Filmworks Titles

All 77 titles slated for removal this Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will remove 77 anime titles from its service on Saturday, August 1. Sentai Filmworks holds the license to all 77 titles. The titles slated for removal include: Action Heroine Cheer Fruits AKB0048 AMNESIA Aoharu x Machinegun ARGEVOLLEN BAKUON!! Battle Girl High School Bodacious Space Pirates Broken Blade Captain...
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