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Samurai Warriors 4 DX Game Review

These games front-load the fun and give the player a type of spectacle and power fantasy that can only really be found within this series. Samurai Warriors 4 DX is a great Warriors title through and through, and a surprise port dropped out of the blue for us to enjoy. Like hot-blooded warlords mustering armies in past eras, even the mere mention of the Warriors games gets people gathering into warr...
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Heavenly Delusion Director Discusses Keeping the Story Straight

Mori also explained the creative process from inception to realization, shedding light on the collaborative efforts and artistic endeavors that brought Heavenly Delusion to life. ― In 2023, Heavenly Delusion captivated audiences with its suspenseful and intricately woven storytelling. The series was highly praised for blending psychological horror and science fiction. Director Hirotaka Mori was at t...
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Kengan Ashura Season 2 Part 1 Anime Series Review

This is not an anime for people who like martial arts or combat sports; this is an anime for people who like Dana White's Power Slap and enjoy seeing people inflict novel harm on each other. ― I finally cracked the code on Kengan Ashura after watching the twelve episodes that make up the first half of its second season. While it likes to style itself as a martial arts series that elevates various fig...
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This Week in Games - Summer Games Fest 2024 Wrap-Up

One of the biggest game showcases of the year just wrapped and Jean-Karlo is here with some modern (and nostalgic) highlights. ― Welcome back, everyone! A major downside of this column is that the nature of its publication makes it a little hard to cover the news; by the time last week's column went up, Summer Games Fest was already in full swing, after all. While a lot of stuff here might already be...
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Director Kawata and Producer Hirabayashi of Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess

Our Summer Game Fest coverage continues with a look at the Japanese mythology-inspired Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess tower defense game. ― Capcom's upcoming tower defense game, Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, caught my eye during Summer Game Fest's presentations for its visuals and folklore motifs. The single-player action game combines stellar strategic gameplay, a detailed environment, cloth...
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This Week in Anime - It's Anime Convention Hunting Season

Some of the biggest anime conventions are just around the corner, but things are looking a little off. Chris and Steve discuss the changing landscape and smaller cons folding across the U.S. ― Some of the biggest anime conventions are just around the corner, but things are looking a little off. Chris and Steve discuss the changing convention landscape and smaller cons folding across the U.S. Disclai...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Spring 2024, Jun 3-9

While Sound Euphonium 3 is ruling the rankings again this week, Yatagarasu's last few episodes are pulling it up in the cumulative. Check out this week's user rankings! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these rankin...
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Game Review

While people understandably don't want to encourage Atlus to keep trying for two bites at the apple, this one is worth it. ― There's no ignoring the Grimalka in the room with this one: Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is an Atlus Remake. And with the original Shin Megami Tensei V only being three years old, folks have plenty of trepidation towards Vengeance. The good news is that if you haven't played...
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An In-Depth Preview of Rusty Rabbit Game with Writer Gen Urobuchi and Producer Yuichiro Saito

Rabbits, robots, and religion collide in Rusty Rabbit. We sat down with Gen Urobuchi and Yuichiro Saito to discuss the deceptively fuzzy new game. ― Gen Urobuchi's latest game caught the attention of gamers and anime fans alike with its recent story and character trailer. NetEase first teased Rusty Rabbit with a concept trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2023, and now both Urobuchi and producer Yuichiro Sait...
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This Week in Anime - Sex in Anime is Complicated

Nick and Lucas use last week's Chainsaw Man manga chapter as a springboard to discuss sex and sexuality in manga, from messy to raunchy to endearing depictions. ― Nick and Lucas use last week's Chainsaw Man manga chapter as a springboard to discuss sex and sexuality in manga, from messy to raunchy to endearing depictions. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatl...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture - Part 2 Anime Film Review

If the first part of Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture was bringing the story back to its roots, this second part is all about reminding us what sprang from those roots. ― If the first part of Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture was bringing the story back to its roots, this second part reminds us what sprang from those roots. Lelouch inadvertently and intentionally changed the world, and many things c...
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Princession Orchestra Original Anime Announced for 2025

King Records, ARIA Ent., Takara Tomy reveal anime at studio SILVER LINK ― King Records, ARIA Entertainment, and Takara Tomy announced a new original television anime project titled Princession Orchestra on Friday for debut in 2025. The companies also revealed a video, as well as the main staff and cast. The project is for both children and adults, and will consist of the anime, music, and toys. The a...

Delicious in Dungeon Anime Gets 2nd Season

Anime's 1st season ended with 24th episode on Thursday ― Kadokawa announced on Thursday that Studio Trigger's television anime of Ryōko Kui's Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) manga will get a second season, and revealed a visual and video of the announcement. The first season's 24th and final episode aired on Thursday. The anime premiered on January 4 worldwide on Netflix, and ran for two consecu...
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Kei Urana's Gachiakuta Manga Gets 2025 TV Anime by BONES

The First Slam Dunk unit director Fumihiko Suganuma directs; scripts by Chainsaw Man's Hiroshi Seko ― Anime studio BONES announced on Thursday that it is producing a television anime adaptation of Kei Urana's Gachiakuta manga for a 2025 television premiere. The anime's official website unveiled a teaser trailer and "kick-off" visual for the anime. Kei Urana also drew the below illustration to celebra...

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The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

Manga entered final arc in January ― This year's 12th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Amahara and Coolkyoushinja's The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace (Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi) manga will end in two chapters. The next chapter will be in the magazine's 14th issue on July 12. The manga's ninth and final compiled book volume will ship sometime this coming fall or ...
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Optimus Prime (Blakely) Arrested in Texas for Alleged Vehicular Theft

The 'Autobot' wasn't looking for his trailer ― One of the seminal animated series in the 1980s is Transformers. Originally a vehicle, no pun intended, to push toy maker Takara's transformable toys via Hasbro, the franchise has gone on to spawn nearly 30 animated properties in Japan and the United States, seven live-action feature films (some of which we choose to ignore), several video games, and of ...
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Ghibli Park Actually Uses Totoro House's Working Fire Stove to Cook (& Maintain Its Longevity)

Maybe someday we'll get to enjoy the food made at Satsuki and Mei's home? ― If there's one studio that has graced the silver screen with worlds that feel lived-in it's Ghibli. Just watch the kitchen and dining scenes in films like My Neighbor Totoro, Whisper of the Heart, and Castle in the Sky. So, when the Expo 2005 in Aichi recreated Satsuki and Mei's house from Totoro, the builders spared no detai...
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Shadowverse Flame: Arc-hen #85 [rate]
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Laid-Back Camp Season 3 ‒ Episode 11

The other members of the OutClub have gotten their chance to shine solo this season, so it's about time we checked in with our favorite prankster.
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The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio ‒ Episode 10

If you just want to chill while watching idol voice actresses fail at improv and knock back mugs of beer while they venting about thinly veiled crushes on each other, welcome to the show.
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Taro Hitsuji's Kore ga Mahoutsukai no Kirifuda Novel Gets Manga Adaptation

Light novel launched in 2023 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine announced on June 7 that Tarō Hitsuji's Kore ga Mahoutsukai no Kirifuda (This is wizard's last card., or This is the Wizard's Trump Card) light novel will be getting a manga adaptation by Keishu Kuroe in the magazine's August issue. The story follows the master swordsman Rikusu, who fakes his death in battle. He ...
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Yen Press Licenses Agents of the Four Seasons: Dance of Spring, Brunhild the Dragonslayer, More Manga/Novels

Also: Dracula's on the Night Shift, The Teen Exorcist, The War of Greedy Witches ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed nine manga, two light novels, and two artbooks and for release in November. The company also revealed an audiobook for Akumi Agitogi's My Happy Marriage novel series for release in November. The newly announced titles include: Title: Agents of the Four Seasons: Dance o...
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Wind Breaker ‒ Episode 11

There's a laid-back atmosphere even when fists start flying.
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Highspeed Étoile #11 [rate]
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ Episode 11

This episode might be light on economics, but it's laden with good drama and great yapping.
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Key's New Romantic Adventure Game anemoi Launches in 2025

Visual Arts' Key opens official website for visual novel ― Visual Arts' Key brand opened on Friday an official website for anemoi, a new romantic adventure game, and it reveals that the game will launch in 2025. The story follows Mugi Hayakawa and his sister Rikka, who visit the town of Masumi in the north in order to open a time capsule buried 10 years ago. Mugi decides to stay in town until it is t...
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The IDOLM@STER Shiny Colors #11 [rate]
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II #21 [rate]
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Osamu Tezuka's Rainbow Parakeet Manga Gets Musical

Hiroki Nanami stars in play running in Osaka, Tokyo in September ― Osamu Tezuka's Rainbow Parakeet (Nanairo Inko) manga is inspiring a musical at Cool Japan Park Osaka WW Hall in Osaka from September 14-16 and at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from September 20-29. The musical stars: Hiroki Nanami as Rainbow Parakeet Hitomi Arisa as Mariko Senri Ray Fujita as Tommy Naotake Tsuchiya as Y...
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Samurai Warriors 4 DX Game Review

These games front-load the fun and give the player a type of spectacle and power fantasy that can only really be found within this series. Samurai Warriors 4 DX is a great Warriors title through and through, and a surprise port dropped out of the blue for us to enjoy. Like hot-blooded warlords mustering armies in past eras, even the mere mention of the Warriors games gets people gathering into warr...
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The irregular at magic high school #11 [rate]
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime #59 [rate]
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Final Fantasy XIV Game's Trailer Previews New Content, Story for 'Dawntrail' Expansion

"Dawntrail" expansion launches on July 2 with early access on June 28 ― Square Enix unveiled during its "Letter from the Producer" livestream on Friday the launch trailer for the "Dawntrail" expansion for its Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG ahead of its July 2 release. The video previews new story and upcoming content: English Japanese The expansion will launch on July 2 with early access on June 28. The ex...
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Astro Note #11 [rate]
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Heavenly Delusion Director Discusses Keeping the Story Straight

Mori also explained the creative process from inception to realization, shedding light on the collaborative efforts and artistic endeavors that brought Heavenly Delusion to life. ― In 2023, Heavenly Delusion captivated audiences with its suspenseful and intricately woven storytelling. The series was highly praised for blending psychological horror and science fiction. Director Hirotaka Mori was at t...
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Delico's Nursery Anime Reveals Theme Songs, New Promo Video, August 7 Debut

Mika Nakashima, Anonymouz perform themes ― The staff of Delico's Nursery, a television anime based on Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play, revealed the show's theme song artists and the main promotional video on Friday. The staff also revealed the show will premiere on August 7. Mika Nakashima will perform the opening theme song "Unfair," and Anonymouz will perform the ending theme song "Prayer....
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Tying the Knot With an Amagami Sister TV Anime Reveals October Debut, Half-Year Run

Nana Mizuki, Chika Anzai join cast for 24-episode series ― The official website for the television anime of Marcey Naito's Tying the Knot With an Amagami Sister (Amagami-san Chi no Enmusubi) manga revealed on Friday that the series will debut in October on TV Tokyo and its affiliates, and will air for two cours (quarter of a year) for a half-year run. The anime will have 24 episodes. The website also...
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2.5 Dimensional Seduction TV Anime Gets 2nd Promo Video, New Key Visual

Video previews Meichan's opening theme for anime premiering on July 5 ― The staff of the television anime of Yū Hashimoto's 2.5 Dimensional Seduction (2.5 Jigen no Lilysa) manga revealed its second promo video on Friday. The anime's website also revealed a new key visual with its characters in their school uniforms. The above video previews Meichan's opening theme song "Shutter Chance." The anime wil...
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A Few Moments of Cheers Film Streams Opening Scene in New Video

Film opened in Japan on Friday ― Bandai Namco Filmworks' Emotion label started streaming the opening scene of screenwriter Jukki Hanada, music video production group Hurray!, and 100Studio's original anime film A Few Moments of Cheers (Sūfunkan no Yell o) on Friday. The film premiered in Japan on Friday. From the film's opening day until June 20, moviegoers will get a four-page "sequel comic" drawn b...
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Dahlia in Bloom Anime Reveals July 6 Debut in Video

Ken Narita joins cast as Carlo Rossetti ― The staff of the television anime adaptation of author HIsaya Amagishi and illustrator Kei's Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools (Madо̄gushi Dahlia wa Utsumukanai: Kyō kara Jiyū na Shokunin Life) light novel series revealed more cast, the July 6 debut, a second key visual, and a second promotional video on Friday. The above video previe...

Princession Orchestra Original Anime Announced for 2025

King Records, ARIA Ent., Takara Tomy reveal anime at studio SILVER LINK ― King Records, ARIA Entertainment, and Takara Tomy announced a new original television anime project titled Princession Orchestra on Friday for debut in 2025. The companies also revealed a video, as well as the main staff and cast. The project is for both children and adults, and will consist of the anime, music, and toys. The a...
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Live-Action Stardust Telegraph Show's Trailer Streamed

Series starring AKB48 idol group members premieres on June 25 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action series of Rasuko Ōkuma's Stardust Telepath (Hoshikuzu Telepath) manga began streaming the show's trailer on Friday. 🌟解禁🌟60秒トレーラードラマチューズ!「#星屑テレパス」🚀💫宇宙を夢見る内気な高校生と記憶を失くした自称宇宙人宇宙を巡る壮大で繊細な"青春ガールズ群像劇"6/25スタート❣️毎週火曜深夜24:30📺#TVer でお気に入りを💁‍♀️https://t.co/N5th7GXQfn#佐藤綺星 #伊藤百花 #大盛真歩 #山﨑...
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AnimeFesta's Yoasobi Gurashi! Anime Debuts on Coolmic Website on Friday

Anime's stream on Coolmic is uncensored ― Suiseisha announced on Friday that it has released the debut episode of the anime adaptation of Suika's Yoasobi Gurashi! (Living in a F*** Room) manga by AnimeFesta (formerly Anime Zone and ComicFesta Anime) on the Coolmic website with English subtitles on Friday. The anime's stream on Coolmic is uncensored. Suiseisha has previously stated the anime would pre...
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Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP Remaster Game Launches on September 25

Game will release for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Steam ― Former CEO of Kadokawa Games and current CEO of Dragami Games Yoshimi Yasuda stated on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday that Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP, the planned remaster of filmmaker James Gunn and Goichi Suda's (Suda51) Lollipop Chainsaw hack-and-slash game, will release digitally worldwide for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch...
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My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv 999 Manga Extends Hiatus Indefinitely

Manga went on hiatus in February due to author's health ― The official Twitter account for Mashiro's My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 (Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru) manga gave an update on the manga's current hiatus on Wednesday, stating that the hiatus is extending indefinitely. A similar update on the manga's page on ComicSmart Inc.'s Ganma! website added that author Mashiro is focusing...

Guilty Gear Fighting Games Get TV Anime

Shigeru Morikawa directs anime at Sanzigen, with more info at Anime Expo on July 5 ― Arc System Works announced on Friday that its Guilty Gear Strive fighting game is inspiring a television anime series titled Guilty Gear Strive: Dual Rulers. Arc System Works revealed the anime's main staff at Sanzigen (BanG Dream!, D4DJ First Mix) studio, and will reveal more details on the project at its Anime Expo...

Delicious in Dungeon Anime Gets 2nd Season

Anime's 1st season ended with 24th episode on Thursday ― Kadokawa announced on Thursday that Studio Trigger's television anime of Ryōko Kui's Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) manga will get a second season, and revealed a visual and video of the announcement. The first season's 24th and final episode aired on Thursday. The anime premiered on January 4 worldwide on Netflix, and ran for two consecu...
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Amazon Debuts Live-Action 1122: For a Happy Marriage Show Outside Japan

1st 3 episodes available now ― Amazon Prime Video began streaming the first three episodes of the live-action series of Peko Watanabe's 1122: For a Happy Marriage manga outside of Japan on Wednesday, simultaneous with the release of the first three episodes in Japan. The series will have seven total episodes. Episodes 4-5 will be available on June 21, and episodes 6-7 will be available on June 28. Th...
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Yoriko's Boys-Love Manga Sugar Dog Life Gets Live-Action Series on August 3

SUPER★DRAGON's Kōki Tanaka, Hideya Tawada star as college student, police officer ― The TV Asahi channel announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Yoriko's Sugar Dog Life BL manga that will premiere on TV Asahi on August 3, and on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV on August 4. SUPER★DRAGON dance and vocal unit member Kōki Tanaka (right in image above) stars in ...
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Blue Archive The Animation #4 [rate]
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Seal Your Documents With a Mimic Chomping on Frieren

You'll want to check if it can be used on official documents ― One of the most common ways to authenticate an official document, such as contracts and letters, in the United States is with a signature. In Japan, however, it's customary to use a personalized seal (called a hanko) in place of a signature. These hanko generally have a small diameter, use red ink, and are used on all manner of documents....
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 9-15

Mashle: Magic and Muscles, Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning anime; Naruto: Sasuke's Story—The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust, Night of the Living Cat manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Buddy Daddies BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 June 11 Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning BD/DVDCite Shout! Factory US$26.98 June 11 Kitty's Vault Klassics: High 5 Pack BD (adult)...
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Fate/Grand Order Game Gets 1-Shot Manga About Ashiya Douman

"Fate/Grand Order: Eirei Denshō Ibun ~Ashiya Douman~" launches in summer ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on June 4 that the Fate/Grand Order game will receive a special one-shot manga titled "Fate/Grand Order: Eirei Denshō Ibun ~Ashiya Douman~" (Fate/Grand Order: A Tale of Heroic Traditions -Ashiya Douman) on Type-Moon Comic Ace, Kadokawa and Type-Moon's free manga website,...
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Paru Itagaki's Sanda Manga to End in 4 Chapters

Manga launched in 2021 ― This year's 28th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Paru Itagaki's (BEASTARS) SANDA manga will end in four chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end in early July. The manga tells the story of adults and children in a future with a declining birth rate. An ordinary boy named Sanda finds out that one of his classmates, ...
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A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics #11 [rate]
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Game Collaborates with Slipknot in New Video

2nd promo video features interview with band members about game's masks ― Atlus announced a collaboration on May 28 with heavy metal band Slipknot for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, an updated version of its Shin Megami Tensei V game. The company released the second of two promotional videos on Thursday, featuring an interview with Slipknot members Clown, Eloy, and new guy about the masks in the ga...
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Wind Breaker #11 [rate]
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Urusei Yatsura #45 [rate]
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A Condition Called Love #11 [rate]
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The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 Anime's Twi-Yaba Special's Gets English Dub

Dub cast features returning members from 1st season ― HIDIVE confirmed on Thursday the English dub cast and Saturday premiere for the second season of the television anime of Norio Sakurai's The Dangers in My Heart (Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu) manga. The company announced that it will also stream a dub for the Twi-Yaba spinoff anime special. The English cast, which features returning members, incl...
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Kengan Ashura Season 2 Part 1 Anime Series Review

This is not an anime for people who like martial arts or combat sports; this is an anime for people who like Dana White's Power Slap and enjoy seeing people inflict novel harm on each other. ― I finally cracked the code on Kengan Ashura after watching the twelve episodes that make up the first half of its second season. While it likes to style itself as a martial arts series that elevates various fig...
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An Archdemon's Dilemma - How to Love Your Elf Bride #12 [rate]
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Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero Game's Trailer Previews Episode Battle, Custom Battle, Offline Multiplayer

Episode Battle follows 8 different characters, Custom Battles feature created scenarios ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming on Thursday a trailer for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero, a new game in its Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi arena fighter franchise, and it reveals the game modes: Episode Battle is a single-player mode following eight different characters' perspectives, with choices poss...
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Netflix Streams English Dub Trailer for Ponoc's The Imaginary Film

Hayley Atwell, LeVar Burton, Kal Penn star in film debuting on Netflix on July 5 ― Netflix began streaming on Thursday an English-dubbed trailer for Studio Ponoc's anime film of A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett's The Imaginary novel: The English dub features: Louie Rudge-Buchanan as Rudger Evie Kiszel as Amanda Hayley Atwell as Lizzie Sky Katz as Emily Jeremy Swift as Mr. Bunting Kal Penn as Zinzan LeV...
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This Week in Games - Summer Games Fest 2024 Wrap-Up

One of the biggest game showcases of the year just wrapped and Jean-Karlo is here with some modern (and nostalgic) highlights. ― Welcome back, everyone! A major downside of this column is that the nature of its publication makes it a little hard to cover the news; by the time last week's column went up, Summer Games Fest was already in full swing, after all. While a lot of stuff here might already be...
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Train to the End of the World Anime's 12th Episode Delayed by 1 Week

12th episode delayed from June 17 to June 24 due to production reasons ― The official X/Twitter account for Girls und Panzer and Shirobako director Tsutomu Mizushima's original anime Shūmatsu Train Doko e Iku? announced on Thursday that the anime's 12th episode has been delayed by one week to June 24 due to production reasons. The episode was originally scheduled to air on June 17. The anime premiere...
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Director Kawata and Producer Hirabayashi of Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess

Our Summer Game Fest coverage continues with a look at the Japanese mythology-inspired Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess tower defense game. ― Capcom's upcoming tower defense game, Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, caught my eye during Summer Game Fest's presentations for its visuals and folklore motifs. The single-player action game combines stellar strategic gameplay, a detailed environment, cloth...
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Delicious in Dungeon #24 [rate]
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This Week in Anime - It's Anime Convention Hunting Season

Some of the biggest anime conventions are just around the corner, but things are looking a little off. Chris and Steve discuss the changing landscape and smaller cons folding across the U.S. ― Some of the biggest anime conventions are just around the corner, but things are looking a little off. Chris and Steve discuss the changing convention landscape and smaller cons folding across the U.S. Disclai...
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NEET Kunoichi to Nazeka Dōsei Hajimemashita TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Visual, January 2025 Debut

Fairouz Ai, Saya Aizawa, Hina Kino join cast ― The official website for the television anime of storyboarder Yakitomato and artist Kotatsu's NEET Kunoichi to Nazeka Dōsei Hajimemashita (For Some Reason I Started Living with a NEET Kunoichi) manga revealed a new visual for the series on Thursday, as well as more cast and the show's January 2025 debut. The new cast includes (character name romanization...
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Hari Maware! Koinu Anime Shorts 2nd Season's New Promo Video Reveals July 6 Debut

Cast, staff return for new season ― The official website for the television anime shorts of Uka Uka's Hari Maware! Koinu (Stick It Around Doggie!) manga started streaming on Thursday the second promotional video for the anime's second season, which revealed its July 6 premiere. The anime's staff also revealed the second season's key visual: The second season of the anime shorts will premiere on July ...
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Mononoke Anime Film's Special Trailer Highlights Extended Cast

Film opens in Japan on July 26 ― Twin Engine debuted a new special trailer on Thursday for the Gekijōban Mononoke: Karakasa (Paper Umbrella) anime film. The "Omote no Kan" video highlights both the "õoku" area inside the palace for the women and their maidservants, but also the "omote" area where men carry out the duties of the government. The video also highlights the film's extended cast. The film ...
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Bocchi the Rock! Compilation Film Debuts at #1, 2nd Part of Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Anime Opens at #7

27th Detective Conan film back at #2, Ikoku Nikki live-action film debuts at #9 ― The first of the Bocchi the Rock anime compilation films, titled Bocchi the Rock! Re:, opened in Japan on Friday and ranked at #1 at the Japanese box office in its debut weekend. The film sold 140,000 tickets and earned 218,470,888 yen (about US$1.38 million) in its first three days. The second film, titled Bocchi the R...
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Oshi no Ko Manga Starts Final Arc on June 27

Manga takes 1-issue break before start of final arc ― This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine announced on Thursday that Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari's Oshi no Ko manga will enter its final arc titled "Hoshi ni Yume ni" (Toward the Stars and Dreams) on June 27. The manga will take a one-issue break on June 20, and will start its final arc in the magazine's 30th issue, which ...

Sony Pictures Buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain With Plans for Crunchyroll

Theater chain's acquisition includes Fantastic Fest film festival ― Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, as well as the chain's Fantastic Fest film festival, putting them under a new division under Sony Pictures Entertainment named Sony Pictures Experience. In its announcement, SPE noted that Sony's Crunchyroll anime streamin...
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Kagaku Manga Survival TV Anime Reveals Staff, October Premiere

Masahiro Hosoda directs educational entertainment anime at Gallop ― The official website for the television anime of the Kagaku Manga Survival (Science Manga Survival) study manga series revealed a new visual and staff for the anime, as well as its October premiere on the NHK Educational channel. Masahiro Hosoda (Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) is directing the anime a...

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Drops of God Artist Shu Okimoto, Koichi Suzuki Launch New Political Manga in June

Hyōyomi no Victoria about consultant & her mayoral candidate debuts on June 20 ― This year's 28th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine announced on Thursday that artist Shu Okimoto (Drops of God) and writer Koichi Suzuki (Hinomaru Rise) will launch a new series titled Hyōyomi no Victoria (Vote Counter Victoria) in the magazine's next issue on June 20. The magazine credits real-life political consulta...
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How Four Negative Skills = Unrivaled Synergy Manga Listed as Ending in August

Manga of fantasy light novel series launched in February 2022 ― Amazon Japan is listing the fourth volume of Hiromi Taihei's manga adaptation of Kiichi Kosuzu and Shirabii's How Four Negative Skills = Unrivaled Synergy (Minus Skill Mochi Yonin ga Atsumattara) light novel as the final volume of the series. The fourth volume will ship on August 6. Manga Up! publishes the series in English and describe...
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My Love Mix-Up's Wataru Hinekure, Aruko Launch New Shōjo Manga in July

Kimagure a la Mode short stories set in a café ― The July issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine announced on Thursday that My Love Mix-Up! creators Wataru Hinekure and Aruko will launch a new series titled Kimagure a la Mode (Whimsical a la Mode) in the August issue on July 12. The series of short vignette stories begins at a café with a pleasant atmosphere. The first chapter will have 41 pa...
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Seven Seas Licenses Wild Roses and Pretenders, Todai Revengers, 5 More Manga, 1 Light Novel

Also licensed: The Cursed Sword Master's Harem Life: By the Sword, For the Sword; Sweet Room Escape; The Yakuza and His Omega: Raw Desire; I Want to Escape from Princess Lessons; Heroine? Saint? No, I'm an All-Works Maid (And Proud of It)! ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Kamoburger's Wild Roses and Pretenders, Saya Kojima and Fukury's The Cursed Sword Master's ...
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Kei Urana's Gachiakuta Manga Gets 2025 TV Anime by BONES

The First Slam Dunk unit director Fumihiko Suganuma directs; scripts by Chainsaw Man's Hiroshi Seko ― Anime studio BONES announced on Thursday that it is producing a television anime adaptation of Kei Urana's Gachiakuta manga for a 2025 television premiere. The anime's official website unveiled a teaser trailer and "kick-off" visual for the anime. Kei Urana also drew the below illustration to celebra...
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2024 Crayon Shin-chan Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song, Dinosaur Theme Park Setting

Rock band My Hair is Bad performs "Omoide o Kakenukete" theme ― The official website of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Our Dinosaur Diary), the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's 31st 2D animated film, unveled a new trailer and poster visual for the film on Thursday. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Omoide o Kakenukete" (Run Past Your Me...
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Blue Archive Has Most Booths at Comic Market 104

Mobile game narrowly beats out VTubers for top spot ― Comiket is the twice yearly doujin flea market where Japanese anime and manga fans sell parody works of their favorite IPs and cosplay as their favorite characters. It's not a wild party, just a time for fans to get together and nerd out. One question that often looms over each Comiket is what the most popular IP is? This changes from event to eve...
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Kiiro Yumi's Shio no Machi Manga Ends With 6th Volume

Final volume ships early spring 2025 ― The fifth compiled book volume of Kiiro Yumi's manga adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's Shio no Machi SDF novel revealed on June 5 that the series will end with the sixth volume, which will ship in early spring 2025. Hakusensha's LaLa magazine announced the manga adaptation of Arikawa's SDF Trilogy novels based on the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in August 2020. Arik...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Spring 2024, Jun 3-9

While Sound Euphonium 3 is ruling the rankings again this week, Yatagarasu's last few episodes are pulling it up in the cumulative. Check out this week's user rankings! ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these rankin...
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Onmyōji, Abe no Seimei Manga Ends in July

Adaptation launched in February 2020 ― The July issue of Akita Publishing's Monthly Princess magazine revealed on Thursday that Arata Kawabata's manga adaptation of Mitsuru Yūki's Onmyōji, Abe no Seimei novel series will end in the next issue on July 5. The novel series' story centers on the historical figure Abe no Seimei, one of Japan's most famous onmyōji (ancient Japanese occultist). The story o...
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Monster Hunter Wilds Brings Players Back to Nature

The embedded appreciation for nature—and its interconnectivity—in Wilds marks an exciting new addition to the franchise. Monster Hunter fans rejoiced at Capcom's newest trailer for Monster Hunter Wilds at Summer Game Fest 2024. While the cinematics amped up the adrenaline rush of the hunt for the new beasts, the preview at Summer Game Fest Play Days demonstrated how that'll play out in the game. Wi...
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Mysterious Disappearances ‒ Episode 10

Nodoka's inability to feel empathy, or even sympathy, for Minamo feels like a snapshot of idol culture: she cares about the product, not the person who embodies it.
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Erica Sakurazawa Launches Manga About Real French Painter Marie Laurencin, Fashion Designer Coco Chanel

Paris 1921―Sasori-za no Onna to Shishi-za no Onna launched on Wednesday ― Manga author Erica Sakurazawa launched a new manga titled Paris 1921―Sasori-za no Onna to Shishi-za no Onna (Paris 1921―Scorpio Woman and Leo Woman) on Sekai Bunkai's Kateigaho.com website on Wednesday. The manga is a fictional story based on historical facts, and centers on French painter Marie Laurencin and French fashion des...
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Otakon Hosts Studio Orange's Kensuke Yamamoto, Akihiko Orikasa, Kiyotaka Waki, Yoshihiro Watanabe

Trigun Stampede staff attends August 2-4 event in Washington, D.C. ― The staff of Otakon announced on Tuesday that this year's convention will host the staff of the CG anime studio Orange, including CG director Akihiko Orikasa, director Kensuke Yamamoto, producer Yoshihiro Watanabe, and chief producer Kiyotaka Waki. The studio is known for its adaptation of Haruko Ishikawa's Land of the Lustrous mang...
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Train to the End of the World ‒ Episode 11

Have you tried turning your 7G off and on again?
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Watch One Piece Take Over Exterior of Sphere in Las Vegas

Luffy becomes King of Las Vegas! ― Monkey D. Luffy of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece series may still be an aspiring King of the Pirates, but for a brief moment, he was the King of Las Vegas! See for yourself when One Piece took over the Las Vegas Sphere: Toei Animation produced the new 90-second-long presentation for the One Piece exhibit on the Exosphere exterior at the Las Vegas Sphere, which debuted on...
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Metaphor: ReFantazio Feels like Home for JRPG Players

. As much as I've enjoyed the sleek designs ATLUS is now known for, gameplay is more than just aesthetics. Thankfully, Metaphor breathes new life into the JPRG genre. ― At the Summer Game Fest Play Days, attendees played a trial version of ATLUS and Studio Zero's upcoming game, Metaphor: ReFantazio. Development and planning for Metaphor began right after the first Catherine game and has been touted a...
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Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku Switch Game Heads West in Fall

Game features 24 songs from Hatsune Miku franchise ― Aksys Games announced on Tuesday that it will release Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku (Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku -Miku to Issho ni Exercise-), a new game in Imagineer's Fitness Boxing (Fit Boxing) series with Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku, for Nintendo Switch in the West this fall. The company streamed a teaser trailer: The game will feature...
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Game Review

While people understandably don't want to encourage Atlus to keep trying for two bites at the apple, this one is worth it. ― There's no ignoring the Grimalka in the room with this one: Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is an Atlus Remake. And with the original Shin Megami Tensei V only being three years old, folks have plenty of trepidation towards Vengeance. The good news is that if you haven't played...
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Visions of Mana Game's Trailer Reveals August 29 Launch

Video previews story, characters, gameplay ― Square Enix began streaming on Wednesday a new trailer for Visions of Mana (Seiken Densetsu Visions of Mana), a new game in its Mana/Seiken Densetsu role-playing game series, and it reveals the August 29 release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and Microsoft Store. The video also previews the story, characters, and gamepl...
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Shy Anime's Season 2 Unveils Promo Video, Visual, More Cast, Opening Theme, July 1 Premiere

Wataru Hatano, Hiro Shimono, Izumi Kitta join cast ― The staff for the second season of the anime adaptation of Bukimi Miki's SHY manga unveiled the main promotional video, visual, additional cast, and July 1 premiere on Thursday. The trailer reveals and previews the opening theme song "WILLSHINE" by PassCode: The newly announced cast includes: Wataru Hatano as Century Hiro Shimono as Tokimaru Izumi ...
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An In-Depth Preview of Rusty Rabbit Game with Writer Gen Urobuchi and Producer Yuichiro Saito

Rabbits, robots, and religion collide in Rusty Rabbit. We sat down with Gen Urobuchi and Yuichiro Saito to discuss the deceptively fuzzy new game. ― Gen Urobuchi's latest game caught the attention of gamers and anime fans alike with its recent story and character trailer. NetEase first teased Rusty Rabbit with a concept trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2023, and now both Urobuchi and producer Yuichiro Sait...
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Ayano Takeda, Musshu's 'Hana wa Saku, Shura no Gotoku' Manga Gets TV Anime in 2025

Minori Fujidera, Miyuri Shimabukuro star in Studio Bind anime ― A website opened to announce the television anime adaptation of writer Ayano Takeda (Sound! Euphonium) and artist Musshu's (Furidashi ni Ochiro) Hana wa Saku, Shura no Gotoku (FLOWER AND ASURA) manga on Wednesday. The website also revealed the anime's teaser visual, main cast, main staff, and 2025 premiere. Musshu drew an illustration to...
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Sengoku Youko Anime Reveals 2nd Part's Additional Cast, July 17 Debut

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Wataru Hatano, Shizuka Itō join cast ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the television anime of Satoshi Mizukami's Sengoku Youko manga announced on Wednesday the July 17 premiere of the anime's second cours (quarter of a year). The next part will begin the "Sen Ma Konton-hen" (Thousand Demons Chaos Arc). The anime's staff also revealed three more cast members, and th...
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Giji Harem Anime's New Video Unveils More Cast, Ending Song, July 4 Debut

Junichi Suwabe, Kōji Yusa, Maria Abo, Minako Satō join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Yū Saitō's Giji Harem (Pseudo Harem) manga posted the anime's second promotional video and a new key visual on Wednesday. The video reveals four more cast members and the anime's July 4 premiere. The video also reveals and previews the ending theme song "Ad Lib" by Rin Nanakura (as voiced by...
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Mifumi Inaba's 1st Teasing Master Takagi-san Manga Spinoff Ends in 5 Chapters

Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san spinoff launched in 2017, will end in 314th chapter ― Manga creator Mifumi Inaba announced on his X (formerly Twitter) account on Tuesday that the Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san (literally, Teasing Master (Formerly Known as) Takagi-san) manga, the spinoff of Sōichirō Yamamoto's Teasing Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) manga, is scheduled to end in fi...
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New Live-Action Minami's Lover Series Unveils More Cast, July 16 Debut

Rena Takeda, Nao Yamato, Yōji Iwase join cast of July series ― The official website for the Minami-kun ga Koibito!?, the new, role-reversed live-action series based on Shungiku Uchida's Minami's Lover (Minami-kun no Koibito) manga, revealed three more cast members and the July 16 premiere for the series on Wednesday. As previously announced, Ai Iinuma plays Chiyomi (top row left in visual above), whi...
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