Looking Back on the Twisting Plot of Pandora Hearts

The series had a way of vacillating between goofy comedy and dark fantasy; it should have been jarring in any other context, but in the case of Pandora Hearts it just somehow worked.

Golden Kamuy Manga Enters Final Arc on July 29

Manga will be available for free on Yanjan!, Tonari no Young Jump

Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film, Live-Action Tokyo Revengers Earn Over 2 Billion Yen at Box Office

Belle opened on July 16; Tokyo Revengers opened on July 9

hololive Indonesia's Airani Iofifteen Tests Positive for COVID-19

Although she has not exhibited severe symptoms, she will take break until she recovers

This Week in Anime - The Sugar-Sweet World of Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

There's still room in the anime scene for poignant teen romances and Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop has that in spades.

The ANN Aftershow - The Todoroki Family Tragedy Hits Home

In possibly the most awkward family dinner ever, Deku and Bakugo head home with Todoroki for a family dinner. Emotions run high as Shoto's brother lays it all out on dear ol' dad and his paternal failures.

Belle

Mamoru Hosoda's Belle is a feast for the eyes and ears. At the same time, it is a meaningful look into the lingering effects of loss and the seemingly hopeless struggle to overcome it.

Vivy: a Robot Ode to Life Vividly Lived

Vivy is, through a life and a song, a different tale of a journey of robots becoming more human, and what these journeys of robots communicate about humanity.

Anime & Hip-hop with Rapper Kirk "Aztech" Yi

Aztech has created tracks for Jujutsu Kaisen, BEASTARS, Dr. Stone and the upcoming anime Sakugan. Find out how anime soundtracks gave the hip-hop veteran a new avenue for his art.
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NEO: The World Ends With You

Well, it took fourteen years, but NEO: The World Ends with You is finally here, and it's every bit as stylish, engrossing, and outright fun as its predecessor. ― When the original The World Ends with You launched all the way back in 2007 on the Nintendo DS, it won attention and praise for its unorthodox storytelling and gameplay. It used many of the features of the Nintendo DS in experimental ways an...
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Farewell to My Alter GN

Farewell to My Alter proves that Nio Nakatani is not a creator to pigeonhole. ― For most English-language manga readers, “Nio Nakatani” is synonymous with “yuri.” That's largely because, prior to this release, all that's been translated into English have been her contributions to the Éclair yuri anthologies and her series Bloom Into You. While these do admittedly make up the bulk of her professionall...
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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

It's easy to say that Monster Hunter Stories 2 provided the most enjoyable gameplay experience I've had within the genre in recent years. ― The monster-collecting genre might be one of the most criminally under-represented in gaming. Aside from the Pokémon games and the steady trickle of indie projects inspired by that franchise, it's practically barren. It is my hope that Monster Hunter Stories 2 wi...
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Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

Comedy manga about modern-day vampire girl launched in 2013, inspired 2018 TV anime ― The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Cune magazine revealed on Tuesday that Amatou's Tonari no Kyūketsuki-san (Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood) manga will end in three chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end in October. The manga's eighth compiled book volume will ship on December 27...
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My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero's Manga Artist Updates Outlook After Cancer Diagnosis

Aigamo has stage I cancer with low possibility of metastasis My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero's manga artist Hiroyuki Aigamo revealed on Saturday that following her endometrial cancer diagnosis in December, she now has stage I cancer with low possibility of metastasis. She attributes her current health status to her January surgery and pathological diagnosis of her uterus. The ca...
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Magic Stage Show-Themed Waccha PriMagi! Anime Unveils 4 More Cast Members

Aya Uchida, Rie Hikisaka, singers Anna Suzuki & Sunao Yoshikawa join fall anime ― The official Twitter account for Takara Tomy Arts and syn Sophia's Pretty Series franchise announced four new cast members for the franchise's latest television anime, Waccha Purimaji! (Waccha PriMagi!), on Wednesday: Aya Uchida as Hina Yayoi, a third-year student at a middle school that is top-tier in PriMagi Rie Hikis...
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Tokyo's 3 Neighboring Prefectures Seek COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration (Update 2)

Prefectures log record high of new COVID-19 cases ― The prefectural governments of Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa all revealed plans to ask the Japanese national government to extend the current state of emergency in Tokyo to their prefectures, in light of record high daily case counts of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All three prefectures are neighbors of Tokyo. Saitama recorded a record hig...
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Dr. Mario World Smartphone Game Ends Service in November

Tile-clearing game launched in July 2019 ― The official website for Nintendo's Dr. Mario World smartphone game announced on Wednesday that the game will end service on November 1. As of Wednesday, players can no longer purchase more diamonds (one of the in-game currencies). There will not be an offline version, although players "will be able to look back at your play history in Dr. Mario World Memori...
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The Knight in the Area Manga Duo to Launch New iCONTACT Soccer Manga

Manga about agile but inaccurate middle school player to start on August 25 ― This year's 35th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Hiroaki Igano and Kaya Tsukiyama are once again collaborating on a new manga titled iCONTACT that will launch in the magazine's 39th issue on August 25. The manga centers on Shishi Sakurazaka, a soccer player in his third year of middle s...

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PAX West Event Requires COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test

Seattle game event slated for September 3-6 ― The official website for ReedPop and Penny Arcade's PAX West game event announced on Monday that it will require all attendees to show proof of vaccination for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or a negative COVID-19 test. Each attendee needs to provide one of the following: proof of receiving a final vaccine shot at least 14 days before attending pr...
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New Game! Manga Ends on August 27 After 8 Years

Manga's 13th & final volume ships September 27 ― The official Twitter account for Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine announced on Wednesday that Shōtarō Tokunō's New Game! workplace manga will end in the October issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Charat magazine on August 27. The manga's 13th and final compiled book volume will ship on September 27. In the manga, the main character Aoba Suzuk...
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To Your Eternity ‒ Episode 15

To be blunt, most of the episode barely even feels like it is animated, and the editing is frequently sloppy and jarring as well.
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom ‒ Episode 4

While I certainly don't mind a bit of character and setting development, it felt like the elements that got most of the screen time here were (to my mind) the least interesting.
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Pokémon Unite Game Adds Gardevoir to Roster

Game launched for Switch on July 21 ― The official Twitter account for The Pokémon Company International and Tencent's TiMi Studio Group's Pokémon Unite game announced on Tuesday that the game will add Gardevoir as the first new playable character. The account streamed a video previewing Gardevoir. Attention, Trainers! Gardevoir is arriving to the shores of Aeos Island on July 28! Keep your eyes open...
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One Piece's Eiichiro Oda Draws Original Illustration for French President

French President Emmanuel Macron proudly showed off an illustration he received from One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. He tweeted on Saturday that he is sharing the image for passionate One Piece fans, and expressed his thanks towards Oda in both French and Japanese. Passionnés de One Piece, je partage avec vous ce dessin original offert par son auteur. Merci ありがとうございます @Eiichiro_Staff ! pic.twitter...
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Tokyo Revengers ‒ Episode 16

It's also pretty nice to be reminded that these are still teenagers, with the crew either drooling over the saddest beach butts ever put to animation and trying to look cool in swimming races.
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, July 25-31

Arte, Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater anime; The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!, Pretty Boy Detective Club manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Arte BDPlease Funimation US$64.98 July 27 Black Rock Shooter BDCite Discotek Media US$39.95 July 27 Chihayafuru Season 3 BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$89.98 July 27 City Hunter Season 2 Part 1 BDPlease Discote...
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Battle Game in 5 Seconds ‒ Episode 3

After experimenting with such lavish storytelling dalliances as 'character development' last week, Battle Game in 5 Seconds realizes that wasn't playing to its strengths, and thus opts to switch back to its standard superpower showcase.
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Light Novel About Russian Girl's Romantic Miscommunication Teases VTuber Debut

Russophile voice actress Sumire Uesaka plays Alya on Kadokawa's July 29 livestream ― Kadokawa teased on Thursday that the title character in SansanSun and Momoko's Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san (My Seatmate Alya Sometimes Becomes Really Lovey-Dovey While Talking in Russian) novel series will make her debut as a Virtual YouTuber. The novel's story centers on Masachika Kuze an...
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Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles ‒ Episode 4

Interestingly enough, Latifa seems to feel the loss of her previous life more keenly. Possibly this is because her current one lacks almost everything that she seemed to have before, most notably a loving family.
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We Could Have Had Akira and Mario at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

Proposal document from last year outlined ambitious plans for the ceremony ― The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony featured popular video game tunes and placards evoking manga, yet Nintendo and AKIRA were noticeably absent. According to a proposal document submitted to the IOC in April last year, the original plans for the opening ceremony were significantly more ambitious. The Weekly Bunshun tabloid, ...
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Crunchyroll Expo Reveals World Premieres of Restaurant to Another World 2, Sakugan Anime

Free virtual event takes place on August 5-7 ― Cruncyhroll unveiled last week a preview trailer and full event schedule for this year's Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event. The company also revealed that it will screen the world premiere of the Restaurant to Another World 2 anime at the event. The event will also screen the world premiere for the Sakugan anime on August 5 with Kanon Amane (voice of Memenp...
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RPG Real Estate Anime Unveils Visual, Staff

Tomoaki Koshida directs Doga Kobo anime about mage at real estate agency ― An official website for the television anime adaptation of Chiyo Kenmotsu's RPG Real Estate (RPG Fudōsan) manga opened on Tuesday, and it unveiled the staff and a new teaser visual. Tomoaki Koshida (Ikebukuro West Gate Park) is directing the anime at Doga Kobo. Yoshiko Nakamura (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle) is in charg...

Golden Kamuy Manga Enters Final Arc on July 29

Manga will be available for free on Yanjan!, Tonari no Young Jump ― Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga will enter its final arc in this year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine on Thursday. Every chapter of the manga will be available for free on the Yanjan! app and Tonari no Young Jump manga website from Thursday until September 17. The manga entered its climax in May. The manga entered a h...
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Edens Zero Anime Casts Taiten Kusunoki, Honoka Inoue

Drakken Joe, Xiaomei appear in 17th episode on Saturday ― The staff for the television anime of Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga revealed two new cast members on Tuesday. The new characters will appear in the anime's 17th episode on Saturday. Taiten Kusunoki will play Drakken Joe, the Alchemist of Darkness and one of the members of Oración Seis Galáctica Honoka Inoue will play Xiaomei, a storyteller a...
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One Piece World Seeker Game Launches on Stadia

Game launched for PS4, Xbox One, PC via Steam in March 2019 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Sunday that its One Piece World Seeker game is available on Google Stadia. Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game: ONE PIECE World Seeker puts fans into the sandals of series protagonist Monkey D. Luffy to explore Prison Island as part of a brand-new, original story. Moreover, the title also a...
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Maybe's Tales of Wedding Rings Manga Enters Climax

Series launched in 2014; Crunchyroll, Yen Press publish manga in English ― The August issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine revealed on Monday that Maybe's Tales of Wedding Rings (Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari) manga will enter its climax in the magazine's next issue on August 25. The manga's 10th compiled book volume previously revealed on January 25 that the manga would continue only "for j...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, July 12-18

Summer Wars film earns 10.7% rating ― NTV aired Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's Summer Wars anime film on Friday, July 16 at 9:10 p.m., and it earned a 10.7% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV July 18 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 8.3 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV July 18 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.3 Detective Conan NTV July 17 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 5.4 One Piece Fuji TV Ju...
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Live-Action noise Film Casts Ryunosuke Kamiki as Rookie Cop

Kamiki's character Shinichirō Moriya kicks off story with mistaken murder in 2022 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Tetsuya Tsutsui's noise manga revealed on Tuesday that it has cast Ryunosuke Kamiki as Shinichirō Moriya, a rookie police officer in the film's remote island setting. His accidental killing of ex-convict Mutsuo Omisaka begins the story. The film will open in 2022. ...

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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film at #1 Again as Demon Slayer Returns to Top 10

Live-action Tokyo Revengers film stayed at #2 ― Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film stayed at #1 in its second weekend. The film earned 523,357,700 yen (about US$4.74 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 2,437,411,900 yen (about US$22.11 million). The film has sold a total of ...
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Demon Slayer Manga Wins Japan Cartoonists Association Award

Keito Koume's War's Unwomanly Face manga also won special award ― The Japan Cartoonists Association (JCA) announced the winners of the 50th Japan Cartoonists Association Awards on Monday. Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga won the grand prize in the Comic division, and Joruju Piroshiki's self-published work NEW NORMAL! won the grand prize in the Cartoon division. Each grand prize...
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Musician HYDE Holds 20th Anniversary Global Livestream Concert

Performances at Kyoto's Heian Shrine will take place on July 31, August 1 ― Musician and singer HYDE is commemorating his 20-year solo career with a livestream concert: "20th Orchestra Concert 2021 HYDE HEIANJINGU." There will be two performances in total on July 31 and August 1, and VODs will be available for several days after the event. The livestream is available in all regions except mainland Ch...
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Remake Our Life! ‒ Episode 4

I found that the fanservice we get—it's mostly your typical beach scenario titillation with a bikini top coming undone thrown in—felt less smarmy and more like mid-00s anime antics.
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Square Enix Manga & Books Licenses SINoALICE and My Happy Marriage Manga

Company to also release Final Fantasy XIV Picture Book ― Square Enix Manga & Books announced on Monday that it has licensed the SINoALICE and My Happy Marriage manga for release in 2022. The company will release the Final Fantasy XIV Picture Book by the Final Fantasy XIV Online game's lead story designer Banri Oda and illustrated by concept artist Hiroyuki Nagamine on July 26. 2022. The company will ...
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Kageki Shoujo!! ‒ Episode 4

It's not often that you see such a candid exploration of abuse in anime: it's even less often that you see someone actually have to pay penance of sorts for being a problem.
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Masaaki Yuasa's Inu-Oh Anime Film Reveals Trailer, Cast, Staff, Early Summer 2022 Opening

Avu-chan, Mirai Moriyama star in film screening this September in Venice festival ― The official website for Masaaki Yuasa's Inu-Oh, the musical anime feature film of Hideo Furukawa's Heike Monogatari: Inu-Oh no Maki (Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh) novel, revealed on Tuesday a trailer, cast, more staff, and early 2022 opening. The website also revealed that the film will make its world premiere and comp...
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hololive English to Feature at 5 Fan Expo Events This Fall

VTubers will tour Megacon Orlando, Fan Expo Boston, Calgary Expo, Fan Expo Dallas, Fan Expo Canada ― The hololive English Virtual YouTuber group will feature at the following Fan Expo events this fall: Megacon Orlando, Fan Expo Boston, Calgary Expo, Fan Expo Dallas, and Fan Expo Canada. The tour dates and the appearing talent are as follows: MEGACON Orlando: August 12-15Watson Amelia, Takanashi Kiara...
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Girlfriend, Girlfriend ‒ Episode 4

While the whole setup was pretty bland to the point where I could call out almost every single story beat that was about to happen, I'd be remiss to not say it was the third segment that got the biggest laughs out of me.
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Utako Yukihiro's Kare ni Irai Shite wa Ikemasen Manga's 1st Part Ends with 7th Volume

Manga debuted in March 2018 ― Utako Yukihiro (Devils and Realist, Uta no Prince-sama) revealed on Twitter that her Kare ni Irai Shite wa Ikemasen (You should not ask him.) manga will end its first part with the seventh compiled book volume. The manga debuted in Ichijinsha's Comic Zero Sum magazine in March 2018. The manga's sixth compiled book volume shipped in Japan on Monday. Yukihiro is the artist...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 984

The road to Onigashima has been long, and it's important to contextualize why the battle is important through events past and present.

Variety: Pokémon Live-Action Series is in Early Development at Netflix

Lucifer's Joe Henderson to write, executive produce series ― Entertainment news source Variety reported on Monday that the Pokémon franchise is getting a live-action series that is in early development at Netflix. According to Variety's sources, it will be a live-action series with Joe Henderson (executive producer and co-showrunner of Netflix's Lucifer series) as writer and executive producer. Rob L...
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hololive Indonesia's Airani Iofifteen Tests Positive for COVID-19

Although she has not exhibited severe symptoms, she will take break until she recovers ― Virtual YouTuber agency hololive announced on its official English Twitter account on Thursday that the hololive Indonesia talent Airani Iofifteen (known by the nickname of "Iofi") tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21. Although she has not exhibited severe symptoms, she is currently self-isolating at home and ...
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The Detective Is Already Dead ‒ Episode 4

So I'll start the review of this week's The Detective Is Already Dead with the positive: The actual mystery-solving does, in fact, make sense this time! Kinda! If you squint!
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Ryo Ikuemi's Rose Rosy Roseful Bud Manga Not Ending in September (Updated)

Manga about manga creator debuted in May 2020 ― Update: Rikako Iketani's Hakoiri no Musume manga, not Ryo Ikuemi's Rose Rosey Roseful Budmanga, is ending in the October issue of Cookie magazine. ANN regrets the error, and the following is the original article: This year's September issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine revealed on Monday that Ryo Ikuemi's Rose Rosey Roseful Bud manga will end in the ma...
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NEO: The World Ends With You

Well, it took fourteen years, but NEO: The World Ends with You is finally here, and it's every bit as stylish, engrossing, and outright fun as its predecessor. ― When the original The World Ends with You launched all the way back in 2007 on the Nintendo DS, it won attention and praise for its unorthodox storytelling and gameplay. It used many of the features of the Nintendo DS in experimental ways an...
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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film, Live-Action Tokyo Revengers Earn Over 2 Billion Yen at Box Office

Belle opened on July 16; Tokyo Revengers opened on July 9 ― Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film sold more than 1.69 million tickets for more than 2.4 billion yen (about US$21.8 million) as of Sunday, its 10th day at the box office. Belle opened in Japan on July 16 and ranked at #1 in the Japanese box office....
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Netflix Streams Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning Film Outside Japan on July 30

2nd of 2 'final' live-action Rurouni Kenshin films opened at #1 in Japan on June 4 ― Netflix is listing Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning, the second of two "final chapter" films in the live-action film series based on Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga for streaming in the United States on July 30. Netflix began streaming the first film, Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final, worldwide out...
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Demon Slayer Film Returns to Top 10 at Box Office for 1st Time in 2 Months

Film ranked at #7 in Japan for 'final screening' run ― The Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime ranked at #7 at the Japanese box office in tickets sold this past weekend. This marks the first time that the film has been in the top 10 since it dropped off of it two months ago. The film is screening again at over 380 theaters in Japan from July 22-29 as a limited-time "final s...
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Disney Manga: Stitch and the Samurai Creator Hiroto Wada Passes Away at 46

Artist just launched Yankee Mito Kōmon manga in Evening magazine in March ― The editors of Kodansha's Evening magazine announced on Monday that manga creator Hiroto Wada suddenly passed away on July 18 due to a cerebral hemorrhage and other contributing factors. He was 46 years old. Wada's manga titles include Phara-o, a comedy about an Egyptian pharaoh in modern Tokyo which he drew from 2017 to 2018...
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1st Free! The Final Stroke Anime Film Streams 2nd Teaser

Film opens on September 17 ― Kyoto Animation posted the second teaser trailer, a new key visual, and theme song information for the first film in the new two-part anime film project Free! The Final Stroke on Monday. The teaser previews Haruka's much-anticipated journey to the Sydney tournament. The title of OLDCODEX's theme song for the film is "Heading to Over - Version:Free -", and as the name indi...
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Idumi Kirihara's Jikyū Sanbyakuen no Shinigami Manga Ends

Manga based on Fujimaru's novel about part-time psychopomp launched in July 2020 ― The September issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine published the final chapter of Idumi Kirihara's Jikyū Sanbyakuen no Shinigami (A Psychopomp for 300 Yen an Hour) manga on Monday. Futabasha will publish the manga's third and final volume on October 12. The manga adapts Fujimaru's novel of the same name. The st...
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Momoiro Clover Z's Ayaka Sasaki Hospitalized Due to Paralyzed Facial Nerves

Group's August 1 live concert postponed after Sasaki was diagnosed, hospitalized on Friday ― The official website for the Momoiro Clover Z idol group announced on Saturday that member Ayaka Sasaki was hospitalized on Friday after being diagnosed with right peripheral facial nerve paralysis on the same day. Sasaki's condition is currently under observation. The idol group has postponed its upcoming "M...
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My Hero Academia Anime Season 5's English Dub Casts Sonny Strait as Re-Destro

Season entered "Internship at Endeavor's Agency" arc of Kohei Horikoshi's original manga ― Funimation announced on Friday that Sonny Strait will play Re-Destro in the English dub of the fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime. Funimation had earlier stated that it will reveal the dub cast for the other members of the Meta Liberation Army. The staff of the anime revealed the Japanese cast for five ...

Amazon Prime Video Streams 2-Minute Teaser for Final Evangelion Film

Company will stream the film worldwide on August 13 ― Amazon Prime Video's official Twitter account began streaming a two-minute and 16-second long teaser for Evangelion: 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the new version of the "final" Evangelion film, on Saturday. Shinji and Co. are making their way to Amazon Prime Video August 13th. Check out this exclusive look at the ...
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 105

If there's any resolution to be had here, it needs to be through the characters speaking and taking action outside the strictures of an action cartoon.
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 2 ‒ Episode 15

Are heroes born? Or are they made? Or are they maybe forced into it by their psychotic teacher who thinks that giant monsters attacking a theme park is an “attraction?”
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The Honor Student at Magic High School ‒ Episode 4

After two episodes of heavy focus on the extended cast of the series, this one comes back to centering on Miyuki, giving us a different look at the relationship between her and her brother.
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The Decagon House Murders Manga Starts Final Arc

Manga based on Yukito Ayatsuji's novel launched in August 2019 ― The September issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine revealed on Monday that Hiro Kiyohara's manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's The Decagon House Murders (Jukkakukan no Satsujin) novel is starting "the final arc of the tragedy of the 'island'" in the magazine's next issue. The manga launched in August 2019. The manga's third compiled...
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Farewell to My Alter GN

Farewell to My Alter proves that Nio Nakatani is not a creator to pigeonhole. ― For most English-language manga readers, “Nio Nakatani” is synonymous with “yuri.” That's largely because, prior to this release, all that's been translated into English have been her contributions to the Éclair yuri anthologies and her series Bloom Into You. While these do admittedly make up the bulk of her professionall...
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Yōko Nogiri's Those Not-So-Sweet Boys Manga Enters Final Arc

Manga launched in 2019 ― The September issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Monday that Yōko Nogiri's Those Not-So-Sweet Boys (Amakunai Karera no Nichijo wa) manga is entering its final arc. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story: Midori drops her wallet on her first day of high school, but her new classmate Ichijo swoops in to help. She wants to thank ...
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Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon Anime Film Streams Video Before Friday Opening

Most of cast, staff returning from Babylonia TV anime ― Aniplex posted a new promotional video for the Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon (Fate/Grand Order -Kyūshoku Tokuiten Kani Jikan Shinden Solomon-) anime film on Sunday, before the film's Friday opening. Friday is the sixth anniversary of the original game. The anime stars the following cast members who are return...
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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Manga Ends on August 25

Manga launched in 2011, adapts Hinowa Kōzuki's light novel series ― The September issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Monday that Waka Miyama's Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on August 25. The manga entered its "final season" in November 2019. Hinowa Kōzuki launched the original Yōkai Apāto no Yūga n...
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The [email protected] Franchise Gets Concept Movie by Director Atsushi Nishigori, Cloverworks, Studio Khara

15 idols from 5 sub-franchises assemble for franchise's 16th anniversary ― The [email protected] franchise's live-streamed 16th Anniversary Party!!!!! event announced on Sunday that Cloverworks and Studio Khara are producing a concept movie for the franchise with director and character designer Atsushi Nishigori (The [email protected] TV anime, THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e). Studio Khara's Shogo Ts...

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Honkai Impact 3rd Game's Cooking With Valkyries II Anime Shorts Stream With English Subtitles

Game also gets separate animated series of shorts with Chinese staff ― The official English YouTube channel for miHoYo's smartphone 3D action game Honkai Impact 3rd (Hōkai 3rd in Japanese) began streaming the Cooking With Valkyries II anime spinoff with a Japanese dub and English subtitles on July 19. The YouTube channel also announced on June 26 that the game is getting a third animated adaptation t...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, July 12-18

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: July 12-18 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Nintendo July 16 159,089 159,089 2NSwCrayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi - Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi Neos July 15 107,319 107,319 3NSwMonster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Capcom July 9 32,111 ...

Udon Entertainment to Publish Rose of Versailles Episodes Manga

Epilogue manga will ship as 2-volume omnibus in late spring 2022 ― Udon Entertainment announced on Saturday at the San Diego Comic-Con virtual event that it will release Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles Episodes manga as a two-volume omnibus series in late spring 2022. Udon Entertainment describes the manga: More than 25 years after she finished the original series, Riyoko Ikeda-sensei started a...
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Junji Ito's Remina, Venus in the Blind Spot Manga Win Eisner Awards

Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo also won Best Continuing Series, Best Lettering ― The 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards revealed its winners at the [email protected] digital event on Saturday. Junji Ito's Remina (translated by Jocelyne Allen) manga won this year's Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award. Junji Ito also won the Best Writer/Artist award for his Remina and Venus in the Blind...
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Hiroshi Motomiya Ends Takeki Ōgon no Kuni: Inō Tadataka Manga

Manga's 2 compiled book volumes ship on October 19 ― This year's 16th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine published the final chapter of Hiroshi Motomiya's Takeki Ōgon no Kuni - Inō Tadataka (Fierce Country of Gold - Inō Tadataka) manga on Wednesday. The manga's two compiled book volumes will both ship simultaneously on October 19. The historical manga focuses on real-life cartographer Tadataka I...
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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

It's easy to say that Monster Hunter Stories 2 provided the most enjoyable gameplay experience I've had within the genre in recent years. ― The monster-collecting genre might be one of the most criminally under-represented in gaming. Aside from the Pokémon games and the steady trickle of indie projects inspired by that franchise, it's practically barren. It is my hope that Monster Hunter Stories 2 wi...
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Stellar Witch LIP☆S' Kotoko Ichi Launches New Manga in September

Kono Kiss wa Kimi wo Korosu Made manga centers on girl who meets demon in her dreams ― The official website for Kadokawa's Asuka magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kotoko Ichi will launch a new manga titled Kono Kiss wa Kimi wo Korosu Made (A Kiss For When I Kill You) in the magazine's next issue on September 24. The manga's tagline is "a kiss that beckons a pre-destined Arabian Night." The manga cent...
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Akitaka's Ochikazuki ni Naritai Miyazen-san Manga Ends in August

Manga's magazine, web versions to both end ― The August issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed on Wednesday that the magazine serialization of Akitaka's Ochikazuki ni Naritai Miyazen-san manga will end in the magazine's next issue on August 20. Akitaka also revealed that the web serialization of the manga will end in August. The manga centers on the high-class lady Miyazen and the form...
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A Couple of Cuckoos' Miki Yoshikawa Launches New Manga in October

New manga is titled Hiiragi-san no Kyūketsu Jijō ― A livestream event for the television anime adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's A Couple of Cuckoos manga revealed on Saturday that Yoshikawa will launch a new manga titled Hiiragi-san no Kyūketsu Jijō (Hiiragi's Bloodsucking Situation) in the November issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, which will ship on October 8. Yoshikawa published a one-sh...

Blade Runner: Black Lotus Anime's Trailer Reveals Alessia Cara's Music

Cara contributes new original song "Feel You Now" with new key art also unveiled ― The staff and cast for this fall's Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series debuted a new trailer and key art for the project during their streamed [email protected] 2021 panel on Friday. They announced that Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara is contributing music to the series, including the original song ...
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I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives Season 2 ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

If the ending of the first season got you fully on-board as it did for me, this should keep working for you. The only other point of contention I could possibly bring up is that the animation is still pretty dang flat.
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X ‒ Episode 4

We all knew it had to happen sometime – one of Catarina's suitors would just get tired of waiting for her to get a clue.
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The Case Study of Vanitas ‒ Episode 4

One of the most fascinating elements of The Case Study of Vanitas is the way that it takes tale types, folklore, and philosophy and twists them just a little bit to create its world and mythos.
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Gundam: Hathaway Film Earns Over 1.85 Billion Yen in Japanese Box Office

Film has sold over 910,000 tickets in 1st 38 days ― The Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film has earned a cumulative total of 1,850,500,500 yen (about US$16.89 million) in the Japanese box office in its first 38 days in theaters. The film has sold over 910,000 tickets. The 1982 Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space anime film holds the record for highe...

Crunchyroll to Stream Platinum End Anime

Trailer streamed for anime based on Death Note creators' manga ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday at the San Diego Comic-Con virtual event that it will stream the television anime of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba's Platinum End manga this fall worldwide outside of Asia. The company unveiled an English-subtitled trailer: The anime will premiere on TBS and other channels this fall. The anime will have ...
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Peach Boy Riverside ‒ Episode 4

And four weeks later, we at last get to see the 'first' episode of Peach Boy Riverside!
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Uma Musume Pretty Derby Game Reaches Over 9 Million Downloads

The official Twitter account for Cygames' Uma Musume Pretty Derby game revealed on Tuesday that the game has reached over nine million downloads. The game is offering a free SSR ticket to players to commemorate the milestone. Uma Musume Pretty Derby launched on February 24 for iOS and Android. The game was originally slated for a release in Winter 2018, and was delayed in order to raise the game's...
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The aquatope on white sand ‒ Episode 3

Episode 3, “Life Begins in the Ocean,” starts with penguins, which serves as a mildly comedic callback to Fuka's less than stellar meet 'n greet last episode. While this is just table setting to the episode's overarching plot, there's a very hurt old penguin in this episode named Choko who I want to feed all the fish to. Over the course of the episode, Fuka and Kukuru continue to grow into their ...
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Crunchyroll Expo Virtual Event Hosts Cast, Staff from Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Anime

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Akane Fujita, Tomori Kusunoki, more attend August event ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that this year's Virtual Crunchyroll Expo event will host the following guests: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Soma Yukihira in Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Rio/Haruto Amakawa in Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles) Akane Fujita (Sagiri Izumi in Eromanga Sensei, Celia Claire in Seirei Gensouki: Spir...

Sentai Filmworks Reveals Vinland Saga Anime's English Dub Cast

Video clip previews English dub ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday the English dub cast for the television anime of Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga manga. The company streamed an English video clip: The English cast includes: Jason Douglas as Thors David Wald as Askeladd Mike Haimoto as Thorfinn Shannon Emerick as Young Thorfinn Joe Daniels as Thorkell John Swasey as Leif Josh Grelle as Prince Can...
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Sonny Boy ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

Incendiary in its impenetrability, and pugnacious in its pretentiousness, Sonny Boy stands as this season's weird anime experiment for weird anime watchers. In other words, I'm once again in my element.

New Dragon Ball Super Anime Film Reveals Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Title, Teaser Video, New Character

Character designs for returning characters unveiled ― Toei announced at its Special Dragon Ball panel at the San Diego Comic-Con virtual event on Friday that the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise will be titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. As the name suggests, the film will have a focus on the "superhero" aspect. The staff at the panel, which included Masako Nozawa (voice of Gok...
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Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- ‒ SERIES PREMIERE

Out of all of its main ingredients, I'd say Tsukimichi's secret sauce is its cast, especially the chemistry between our hero Makoto and his dragon partner/girlfriend/maid/bodyguard/bully/slob roommate, Shen.
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Yen Press Licenses 2 Manga, 2 Light Novels for January 2022

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, From the Red Fog, more ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it will release the following manga and light novels for release in January 2022 Title: Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside manga Creators: Zappon (original story), Masahiro Ikeno (art), Yasumo (character design) S...
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Tales of Arise Game's Character Trailers Highlight Rinwell, Law

Game launches on September 10 in West, September 9 in Japan ― Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled character trailers on Thursday and last week for its Tales of Arise role-playing game. The trailers highlight Rinwell and Law. Rinwell Law The game will launch for Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on September 10 in the West and on September 9 in Japan. The game w...
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HIDIVE Streams Chihayafuru Anime 3rd Season's English Dub

HIDIVE begins streaming dub on July 30 ― HIDIVE announced on Friday that it will stream the English dub for Chihayafuru 3, the third Chihayafuru anime season, starting on July 30 at 1:00 p.m. EDT in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Central America, and South America. New dub episodes will premiere on Fridays. The Englis...
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Sora Inoue, Namiryū Takano Launch New Short Manga

Reisui to Shakunetsu no Aida launches on August 12 ― This year's 15th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine announced on Wednesday that Sora Inoue (Real Bout High School) and writer Namiryū Takano are launching a new short manga titled Reisui to Shakunetsu no Aida (Between Cold Water and Scorching Heat) in the magazine's next issue on August 12. Inoue launched the Mai Ball! manga (pictured righ...
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Bandai Namco to Install Gundam Manholes Throughout Japan

1st installation is Yoshiyuki Tomino's hometown of Odawara City from August 1 ― The Bandai Namco Group will install Gundam manholes throughout Japan. The first installation will be in Mobile Suit Gundam director Yoshiyuki Tomino's hometown of Odawara City in the Kanagawa Prefecture on August 1. Two designs will be used: one of the Gundam at the Odawara Castle and the other of Char's Z'Gok at the Odaw...
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Tokyo Olympics Rings in Parade of Nations With Japanese Game Tunes

Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Tales of, Kingdom Hearts, and full list here ― The Tokyo Olympics launched its more subdued opening ceremony just over an hour ago, and if you're getting a nostalgia hit during the athletes' Parade of Nations, you're not alone. The ceremony is playing a medley of tunes from Japanese role-playing games, sports and fighting games, and ... Sonic the Hedgehog? According to Ni...
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Lost Judgment Sequel Game's Video Previews Mechanics

Game launches worldwide for PS5, Xbox X|S, PS4, Xbox One on September 24 ― Sega began streaming a gameplay trailer for Lost Judgment (Lost Judgment: Sabakarezaru Kioku), a sequel of the Yakuza spinoff game Judgment (Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon), on Thursday. The video previews the game's various new mechanics, mini-games, and activities. Sega will launch the game worldwide for PlayStation 5, Xbox...
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Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film Unveils Insert Song Music Video

Kaho Nakamura performs song as titular character Belle ― Toho began streaming a music video for Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film on Friday, featuring the film's insert song "Kokoro no Soba ni" (Beside the Heart). Singer-songwriter Kaho Nakamura, who plays the titular character Belle in the film, performed...
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Fena: Pirate Princess Anime's 2nd Trailer Previews Opening, Ending Songs

JUNNA performs opening "Umi to Shinju," Minori Suzuki performs ending "Saihate" ― The official website for the new "Crunchyroll Originals" anime Fena: Pirate Princess began streaming the second trailer for the anime on Friday. The trailer reveals and previews both the opening theme song "Umi to Shinju" (The Sea and Perals) by JUNNA, and the ending theme song "Saihate" (The Farthest Shore) by Minori S...
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Studio Ponoc's Olympic Anime Short 'Tomorrow's Leaves' Streamed

Former Ghibli animators create short debuting before Olympics' opening ceremony ― The International Olympic Committee began streaming "Tomorrow's Leaves," the anime short that Studio Ponoc produced for the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH) to commmemorate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, on Friday, ahead of the Olympics' opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee describes the sho...
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BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense. Smartphone Game Ends Service in September

Game launched in January 2020 alongside anime's 1st season ― The official website for Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. ~Line Wars~, the smartphone game adaptation of the BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense. anime, announced on Thursday that game will end service on September 21. The game launched for iOS and Android devices in January 2020. Y...
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Guilty Gear -Strive- Video Previews 1st DLC Character Goldlewis Dickinson

Character available for season pass holders on July 27 ― Arc System Works began streaming a new trailer for its Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game on Thursday. The videos reveal and preview the game's first DLC character Goldlewis Dickinson. The character will be available on July 27 for season pass holders, and on July 30 for non-season pass holders. Arc System Works also streamed a starter guide vi...
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King of Fighters XV Reveals Trailer for King of Dinosaurs

Hikaru Hanada voices character in game launching in Q1 2022 ― SNK began streaming on Wednesday a trailer for its The King of Fighters XV game to highlight the character King of Dinosaurs (voiced by Hikaru Hanada). SNK will release the game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10, Steam, and the Epic Games Store in the first quarter of 2022. SNK delayed its the game to the first q...

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Shaman King Anime's 18th, 19th Episodes Delayed Due to Olympics

― The official website for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga announced on Thursday that the 18th and 19th episodes of the anime have been delayed by two weeks, due to coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The 18th episode will move from July 29 to August 12, and the 19th episode will move from August 5 to August 19. A number of other currently airing a...
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Blackguard Manga by Devils' Line's Ryo Hanada Ends With 5th Volume

Manga debuted in September 2019 ― Ryo Hanada (Devils' Line) revealed on Twitter on Tuesday that her Blackguard manga will end with the fifth compiled book volume. She added that she was working on the manuscript for the manga's final chapter. The manga launched in Kodansha's Morning two magazine in September 2019. The manga's fourth compiled book volume shipped in Japan on July 20. The dark battle fa...
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Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU ‒ Episode 5

It feels like SOTSU is more interested in getting back to the primary confrontation after these loops. The pacing here is going at a breakneck speed but it never had to set itself up in this format in the first place.
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Oscars' Academy Museum to Screen All of Hayao Miyazaki's Films

Films to screen from October 5-November 27 ― The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced on Wednesday that it will screen every film directed by acclaimed anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki from October 5 to November 27. One of the museum's first exhibits will feature the works of Hayao Miyazaki, presented in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. The Museum's website noted that the exhibit will feature o...
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Komi Can't Communicate Manga Gets Live-Action Series on September 6

Elaiza Ikeda, Takahisa Masuda star in 8-episode drama ― NHK announced on Friday that Tomohito Oda's Komi Can't Communicate (Komi-san wa Comyushō desu.) manga is inspiring a live-action series that will premiere on September 6 at 10:45 p.m. JST on NHK General's "Yorudora" late-night drama block. The series will have eight episodes. Elaiza Ikeda will play Shōko Komi, and NEWS' Takahisa Masuda will play...
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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S ‒ Episode 3

Lucoa gets in big sister mode to help integrate Ilulu into the group which also pushes the dragon to decide to solve her own social problems instead of having Kobayashi force an easy resolution.
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Gintama The Very Final Anime Film Opens in N. American Theaters Subbed/Dubbed on November 21-22

Film opened at #1 in Japan on January 8 ― Eleven Arts announced on Thursday that it will screen Gintama The Very Final (Gintama The Final), the new anime film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, in North American theaters on November 21-22 in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. The company describes the film: This is the actual ending. The countdown to destruction has begun! All ...
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Crunchyroll Adds 2nd Half of Sgt. Frog Anime to Catalog

Episodes 206-358 begin streaming on Thursday ― Crunchyhroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming episodes 206-358 of the Sgt. Frog anime on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. EDT in the United States and Canada. Since Crunchyroll added episodes 1-205 last month, the service will have the entire anime in its catalog once the second batch of episodes launches. Crunchyroll describes the anime: Keroro i...
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New York Asian Film Fest Screens Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō, The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill, More Live-Action Films

Also: Zokki, From Today, It's My Turn!! ― The organizers of the New York Asian Film Festival announced that the event will screen the Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō, The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill, Zokki and From Today, It's My Turn!! (Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!) live-action films, and the Junk Head stop-motion feature film. Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō, Zokki, and The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill are making their...
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 2 ‒ Episode 14

There are plenty of urban legends, internet rumors, and ghost stories about Disney World, so it would make sense that Walter Park would have its seamier side – and that in the Netherworld, all of those stories would turn out to be true.
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anohana Holds In-Person Event at Anime's Real-Life Setting for 10th Anniversary

Voice cast will appear at event in Saitama's Chichibu on August 28 ― The anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day anime series revealed details about its 10th anniversary event, which will be held on August 28. The voice cast will appear in person at the anime's real-life setting of Chichibu in Saitama. The event will be held in two parts: The first part will be held in the Prince Chichibu Memorial Civic ...
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Studio 4°C Animates Google's 'Doodle Champion Island Games' Opening

Studio 4°C also designs characters in Olympics-themed minigames ― Google announced on Friday the "Doodle Champion Island Games, a series of Olympics-themed minigames that will feature on the "Doodles" on the search engine's main page. Tokyo-based Studio 4°C animated the opening cinematic and designed the characters. Google streamed a behind-the-scenes video, which includes insight about the project f...
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Sentai at Home 2021 Virtual Event Hosts Cast, Staff from Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory, Getter Robo Arc, Princess Principal, Redo of Healer, Non Non Biyori Anime

Event takes place on August 20 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday the guests for its "Sentai at Home 2021" virtual event, which will take place on August 20 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The guests include: Ayaka Nanase (Atena Saotome in Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory) Misuzu Yamada (Kōshi Nagumo in Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory) Naoya Uchida (Hayato Jin in Getter Robo Arc) Jun Kawagoe (director of G...
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GungHo's Ninjala Game Launches Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Collaboration

Event runs until August 30, Ninjala Tournament to be held on Aug 28-29 ― GungHo Online Entertainment's (GOE) Ninjala Switch game launched a collaboration with the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime on Monday. Players can log in to receive a free "Demon Slayer: Logo" sticker, and obtain the IPPON decoration "Demon Slayer 6" through participating in battles. The event period will run until August 30....
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The [email protected]: Shiny Colors Game Changes Designs Allegedly Copied From Real Outfits

Fashion brand pharfaite claimed game used its clothing design without permission ― Bandai Namco Entertainment's The [email protected]: Shiny Colors browser game for smartphones announced on Wednesday that it will change the designs of seven of its characters' summer costumes on July 26, after fashion brand pharfaite claimed that the game used the company's clothing design without permission. In a tweet post...
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Sony Music Entertainment Opens Virtual YouTuber Auditions

People of any nationality can apply, but they must be living in Japan ― Sony Music Entertainment launched auditions for its upcoming Virtual YouTuber project "VEE" on Tuesday. The company is looking for over 50 VTubers who can not only stream and create videos, but can also create music and be active as voice actors. According to the project's audition page, people of any nationality over the age of ...

Tokyo Mew Mew New Anime Teases Battle Costumes, Music in Video

Sailor Moon Crystal/Precure's Yasuharu Takanashi scores soundtrack ― A live-streamed event for Tokyo Mew Mew New, the all-new anime of Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi's Tokyo Mew Mew manga, debuted the anime's teaser promotional video and first key visual on Thursday. The video features the song "bitter sweet darling" by the cast unit Smewthie as well as the battle costumes of all five Mew Mew girls. The...
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Final Evangelion Film Ends Run in Most Theaters With 6.69 Million Tickets Sold

10.22 billion yen/US$92.7 million earned ― The official Twitter account for the Evangelion franchise confirmed on Thursday that Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the "final" Evangelion film, has ended its 136-day run in most Japanese theaters on Wednesday after selling 6.69 million tickets for 10.22 billion yen (about US$92.7 million). (26 theaters are still pl...
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Voice Actor Yoshiki Nakajima Diagnosed With COVID-19

The [email protected] SideM cast member is stable, recuperating at home after mild fever ― Talent agency 81 Produce announced on Thursday that voice actor Yoshiki Nakajima has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Nakajima had a mild fever on Wednesday, so he took a voluntary PCR test and tested positive on Thursday. He is now stable with no symptoms, as he recuperates at his home unde...
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Banished From The Heroes' Party TV Anime Casts Ken Uo, Yōji Ueda

As clinic doctor, half-orc shopkeeper in October fantasy series ― The official website for the television anime of Zappon and Yasumo's Banished From The Heroes' Party (Shin no Nakama janai to Yūsha no Party o Oidasareta node, Henkyō de Slow Life Suru Koto ni Shimashita) light novel series revealed two more cast members for the show on Thursday. Ken Uo plays Newman (left above), a doctor at a clinic i...
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Tokyo Revengers Manga Tops 32 Million Copies in Circulation

Manga's TV anime premiered on April 10, live-action film opened on July 9 at #1 ― The official Twitter account for Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga announced on Wednesday that the manga has more than 32 million copies in circulation. Wakui drew an illustration to commemorate surpassing 30 million copies. The 32 million is for copies in circulation that are not necessarily all sold, and are not copie...
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Suspense Anime Summer Time Rendering Unveils 2022 Airing, New Visual

Based on Yasuki Tanaka's Jump+ manga set on secluded summer island ― The official website for anime of Yasuki Tanaka's Summer Time Rendering suspense manga opened on Thursday and announced the anime's 2022 television premiere. The website also posted a new teaser visual. Publisher Shueisha describes the story: Upon hearing of Ushio's death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogash...
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PuraOre! Pride of Orange Hockey Anime's Videos Preview Theme Songs, Unveil More Cast

Mikako Komatsu, Yoshiaki Hasegawa play coach, assistant in October anime ― The official website for CyberAgent's CAAnimation label and DMM Games' multimedia project PuraOre! Pride of Orange began streaming two promotional videos for the anime on Thursday. The first video previews the anime's opening theme song "Fire Fight!" by the project's seven main voice cast members under the group name "Team Pur...
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Touken Ranbu Game's Smartphone App Version Gets English Release

Pre-registrations for iOS/Android app already available ― Game platform Johren announced on Wednesday that it will release the smartphone app version of Nitroplus and DMM Games' Touken Ranbu Online game in English under the title Touken Ranbu Online Pocket. Pre-registrations for the iOS and Android version of the app are already available, but Johren did not reveal a launch date for the app. Johren r...
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Demon Slayer Film Tops Japan's DVD Chart for Record-Tying 5 Weeks

1st DVD to accomplish feat since 3rd Harry Potter film over 16 years ago ― The DVD release of the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime has now ranked #1 on Oricon's overall weekly DVD chart for five consecutive weeks. During the July 12-18 week, it sold 11,628 more copies for a new cumulative total of 583,285. The film is the first DVD release since December 2004's special e...
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