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Teasing Master Takagi-san the Movie

This film satisfactorily caps off Nishikata and Takagi's story by being very light on the teasing and heavy on the warm fuzzies. ― With its pitch-perfect portrayal of an awkward middle school romance, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san (or Teasing Master Takagi-san) was always one of the more charming anime romcoms. After three seasons of adorable flirting masked as teasing, there's absolutely no doubt that ...
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Kotaro Lives Alone

I have to say, though, that I'm really glad that I went back and gave Kotaro Lives Alone another shot, because it turned out to be a surprisingly well-written and affecting dramedy that speaks to some important social issues. ― Kotaro Lives Alone had a lot going against it at the outset, which is maybe why I had such a hard time going back to it after giving it a shot during the season's Preview Guid...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Premiere Report: My Hero Academia Season 5 OAV

It's time for some good, old-fashioned baseball...with a heroic twist of course! ― While we patiently await the arrival of My Hero Academia season six, Crunchyroll was kind enough to premiere a nice OVA at Anime Expo with it coming to Crunchyroll later this summer. The premiere was in one of the main event halls and it was absolutely stacked. Lauren Moore came on stage to cheer the audience on and ta...
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Spriggan Then vs Spriggan Now

Despite being based on the same story, these anime offer very distinct experiences. But for those unfamiliar with any version of Spriggan, what exactly is it? ― Most manga are lucky to get an anime adaptation, but very occasionally they'll get a second one too. Sometimes these adaptations occur years or even decades apart so it's always interesting to see how the same story gets rendered by both dif...
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The Deer King

Screening in U.S. theaters this month, director Ando shows his talent in creating emotional impact through subtle character animation, even within a dense story. ― Aptly timed, The Deer King's story around a mysterious infectious disease conjures up ideas of a found family and the uncomfortable debate between science and faith. Studio Ghibli alumni Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji have impressive res...
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This Week in Games - One More Direct for the Road

Heidi takes on one last Nintendo Direct before her incoming departure from the column. ― It's that time again! No, I'm not talking about Summer Games Done Quick... but you should still be watching (and donating) to that anyway. Yes, my friends, it's Nintendo Direct time again! My wish to discuss at least one more Nintendo Direct before I depart has been granted, and I am ever so thankful. A Mini Dire...
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RWBY: Ice Queendom Anime's Manga Adaptation Launches

Kumiko Suekane launched manga in Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh on June 27 ― Kumiko Suekane's manga adaptation of RWBY: Ice Queendom (RWBY: Hyōsetsu Teikoku), the new television anime for Rooster Teeth's RWBY franchise, launched in the August issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine on June 27. Rooster Teeth describes the anime: RWBY: Ice Queendom presents RWBY in beautiful 2D anime visu...
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Senko's 'My Sister, The Cat' Manga Ends

Manga launched in December 2019, Seven Seas to publish 1st volume in January 2023 ― The 33rd and final chapter of senko's My Sister, The Cat (Imōto wa Neko) manga debuted on Monday. The manga's third and final compiled book volume will ship on September 9. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga and will release the first volume in January 2023. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the manga: After...
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Lollipop Chainsaw Game Gets Remake in 2023

Dragami Games CEO posts message about purchasing IP from Kadokawa Games ― Dragami Games announced on Tuesday that it is developing a remake of the Lollipop Chainsaw hack-and-slash game. The game will launch in 2023 and will release worldwide. Dragami Games did not reveal the platforms for the remake. A combination of staff from the original game and Dragami Games staff are developing the game. Former...
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Love Live! Superstar!! Anime's English Dub Cast Revealed

Anime's 1st season premiered in July 2021, 2nd season to premiere on July 17 ― Crunchyroll announced the English dub cast for the Love Live! Superstar!! television anime on Friday. The cast includes: Cat Protano as Aria Maddie Matsumoto as Chisato Kristi Rothrock as Kanon Luci Christian as Kanon's Mother Julia Gu as Keke Morgan Lea as Kokono Khoi Dao as Manmaru Ryan Bartley as Nanami Natalie Van Sist...
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Godzilla vs. Kong Sequel Film Slated for March 15, 2024

Adam Wingard returns to direct film ― Deadline reported on Thursday that the upcoming sequel to Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's Godzilla vs. Kong film is slated for release on March 15, 2024. The film will have IMAX screenings on its release date. Adam Wingard (Death Note, The Guest, You're Next) is returning to direct the film. Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, Thomas Tull, and Jon J...
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Mitsuboshi Colors' Katsuwo Launches New Manga

Post-apocalyptic zombie manga centers on girls Aki, Haru, Natsuki searching for Aki's father ― The 106th issue of Kadokawa's Comic Dengeki DaiohG magazine published the first chapter of manga creator Katsuwo's new manga #ZombieSagashitemasu (#LookingForZombies) on June 27. The manga features on the magazine's front cover (seen below). The manga is set in a world where 90 percent of humans on Earth ha...

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Laid-Back Camp Film Opens at #3, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Drops to #4

33rd Anpanman drops to #7, Quintessential Quintuplets to #8, Shin Ultraman to #9, Detective Conan stays at #10 ― The Eiga Yurukyan△ (Laid-Back Camp Movie) anime film based on Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga opened at #3 on Friday. The film earned 219,161,120 yen (about US$1.61 million) over the weekend, and 351,407,900 yen (about US$2.58 million) on its first three days from Frida...
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Alice Gear Aegis CS Game's Promo Videos Preview Story, Customization

Console version of Alice Gear Aegis smartphone game launches on September 8 ― MAGES. began streaming a story video on Monday for Alice Gear Aegis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix, the console version of Pyramid and COLOPL's Alice Gear Aegis smartphone game. The video previews some of the interactions between characters. MAGES. also streamed three other videos for the game in the last two weeks, previewing ...
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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume no Tojimari Anime Film Casts Nanoka Hara as Heroine

Hara chosen from among 1,700 applicants to play title lead Suzume Iwato ― The official website for Suzume no Tojimari (literally, Suzume's Door-Locking), Makoto Shinkai's first new film in three years, revealed on Tuesday that actress Nanoka Hara will voice the heroine Suzume Iwato in the film. Hara vied for the role with over 1,700 other applicants in auditions, and this will be her first voice-acti...
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Rilakkuma's Theme Park Adventure Stop-Motion Anime Debuts on August 25 on Netflix Worldwide

Earlier Rilakkuma and Kaoru anime series debuted on Netflix in April 2019 ― Netflix revealed on Tuesday in a teaser video that the Rilakkuma's Theme Park Adventure stop-motion anime series will debut on Netflix worldwide on August 25. Netflix describes the story: Welcome back, Rilakkuma! This time, Rilakkuma goes to a theme park. What will happen there!? This series depicts an active day for Rilakkum...
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Witch on the Holy Night Visual Novel Debuts in the West on December 8

PS4, Switch visual novel ships in the West on the same day as Japanese release ― Aniplex announced on Monday that it will release the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch version of Type-Moon's Mahōtsukai no Yoru (Witch on the Holy Night) visual novel in the West on December 8, on the same day as the game's Japanese release date. The game will support Japanese, English, and Simplified and Traditional Ch...
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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Anime Listed as 'Complete' Anime Adaptation

― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Hajime Kōmoto's Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga is listing that the anime will be a "complete" anime adaptation. The anime will premiere in 2023, and Aniplex is involved in the production. The manga entered its final arc with the 12th volume, which shipped on Monday. Both Viz Media's Shonen Jump service and Shueisha's MANGA Plus service a...
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Kson, Amemiya Nazuna Join VShojo Virtual YouTuber Group

Debut streams launch on July 16 ― The VShojo Virtual YouTuber agency announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that performers Kson and Amemiya Nazuna will join the group. Their debut streams will launch on July 16. Kson is a popular independent streamer with over 1.2 subscribers on YouTube, while Amemiya Nazuna is a new character described by the agency as a "mysterious girl with amnesia." Th...
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The DioField Chronicle Game Debuts in Japan on September 22

Game gets demo on August 10 ― The official Twitter account for Lancarse's The DioField Chronicle real-time strategy RPG revealed on Saturday that the game will debut in Japan on September 22. A demo for the game will debut on August 10. The game will ship for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC via Steam. The Western release is slated for this year. The game's ...
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Anime Expo Returns on July 1-4, 2023 in Los Angeles; Reveals Anime Expo Ontario Event in California in November

AX Ontario to be held on November 12-13 ― The staff of Anime Expo revealed during the closing ceremony for Anime Expo 2022 that the event will return to Los Angeles on July 1-4, 2023. The staff also revealed a new Anime Expo Ontario event to be held on November 12-13 in Ontario, California. See you at anime expo at Ontario, California on November 12-13! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/9tT45LRMz6— Anime Expo (@Anim...
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Yoshihiro Togashi Addresses His Health Problems in Art Exhibition Message

Hunter x Hunter, Yu Yu Hakusho manga artist was unable to sit in a chair for two years ― Manga artist Yoshihiro Togashi is getting an art exhibition in Tokyo's Mori Arts Center Gallery from October 28 to January 9. To commemorate the announcement, he released a public message thanking fans for their support while addressing the health issues affecting his work. An unofficial translation is below: I a...
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Break of Dawn Anime Film Reveals Main Cast, Staff, 2nd Teaser Video, October Premiere

New visual also revealed ― Avex Pictures began streaming the second teaser video on Tuesday for the anime film adaptation of Tetsuya Imai's Break of Dawn (Bokura no Yoake) manga. The company also revealed the film's main cast, staff, new visual, and October premiere. The anime stars: Hana Sugisaki as Yūma Sawatari Aoi Yūki as Nanako Tomoyuki Kurokawa (Dragonar Academy, Psychic Detective Yakumo) is di...
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Azuki Releases 'Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer!,' More Manga in August 2022

Company also releases My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case Files manga in August, Invisible Parade anthology ― KiraKira Media Inc.'s new digital manga service Azuki announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Monday that it has licensed three new manga, including an anthology from indie publisher Glacier Bay Books. The company will release following titles digitally in English in August: Title: Turning the ...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Fate/Grand Order 5th Anniversary

Fans packed into Petree Hall on Sunday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the English version of the Fate/Grand Order mobile game, which promised an hour and a half of surprises and special guests. ― Fans packed into Petree Hall on Sunday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the English version of the Fate/Grand Order mobile game, which promised an hour and a half of surprises and special guests....
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Anime Expo 2022 - Orange Presents: Studio Panel

Producer Kiyotaka Waki revealed that the facial motion capture for all 22 characters Land of the Lustrous was done entirely by CEO Eiji Inomoto. ― After showing everything they had available at the Trigun Stampede panel, Orange mentioned upfront that they had no announcements. Yoshihiro Watanabe, the host of the panel, transparently prefaced the introduction to make the audience aware that the panel ...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Jujutsu Kaisen Staff Panel

Sunghoo Park said he's hard at work on season two and is aware Todo is apparently very popular in the U.S. “We're all brothers,” he said while flexing his arm. ― Panels as industry Q&As with no new announcements are a pattern at this year's Anime Expo. Unfortunately, there was nothing surprising for fans who were hoping for a more solid date on Jujutsu Kaisen's season two release. The Jujutsu Kaisen ...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Premiere Report: Dr. STONE Special Episode – RYUSUI World Premiere

Uniquely, Dr. Stone: Ryusui is a straightforward continuation of the main series. Humorously, Ryusui gets introduced right after Tsukasa gets taken out of the picture and is pretty much the embodiment of everything that he hated. ― When I hear that something is an OVA or special, I usually assume that it is a side story or maybe a retelling that gives additional context to situations that happen in t...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Studio Kai Live Drawing and Fuuto PI Q&A

A room full of tokusatsu fans were treated to Kabashima doing a live drawing of Kamen Rider W and a promise that FUUTO PI will carry the same feeling as the tokusatsu series. ― Studio KAI came to Anime Expo and kicked off their first-ever panel. The young Japanese animation studio just hit its third-year anniversary, and the staff were excited to share their newest title, Fuuto PI. They did not expec...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Mob Psycho 100 III Kickoff Panel

Sakurai and Ito announced season three will be premiering in October but the world premiere for episode one and two will happen at Crunchyroll Expo 2022. ― October is just around the corner, and Warner Bros. Japan couldn't wait to bring the audience at Anime Expo the freshly completed visuals from Mob Psycho 100 III. Alongside a representative from Crunchyroll, the duo energized the crowd with season...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Premiere Report: Blue Lock

Volleyball, surfing, soft tennis—name a sport and an anime will appear. But what about a series pitting Japan's best soccer forwards in an experiment to create the best striker among them all? ― Volleyball, surfing, soft tennis—name a sport and an anime will appear. But what about a series pitting Japan's best soccer forwards in an experiment to create the best striker among them all? The highly anti...
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Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion Isekai Fantasy Manhwa Gets TV Anime

Milcha, Whale's story of girl reincarnated as novel character originally fated to die ― A website opened on Tuesday to announce that Milcha and Whale's Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion (Kanojo ga Kōshaku-Tei ni Itta Riyū in Japanese) manhwa is inspiring a television anime. Yen Press publishes the manhwa in English, and it describes the isekai fantasy romance story: Eunha Park was just a re...
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takt op. Destiny Anime Gets Manga on August 26

Kino draws manga with new story viewpoint based on Anna Schneider ― The August issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine revealed on June 27 that MAPPA and Madhouse's takt op. Destiny anime is inspiring a manga adaptation that will launch in the magazine's October issue on August 26. Although it will be based on the anime, the manga will take the viewpoint of the character Anna Schneider. Kino will dr...
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Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie ‒ Episode 11

It's the most time jumping we've seen from a Shikimori episode so far, but it all works and feels relevant.
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World's End Harem: Fantasia Academy Manga Ends on July 17

Okada Andō's manga spinoff of World's End Harem: Fantasia launched in May 2020 ― The 51st chapter of Okada Andō's World's End Harem: Fantasia Academy (Shūmatsu no Harem: Fanatasia Gakuen) manga revealed on Sunday that the manga will end with its next chapter on July 17. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: World's End Harem: Fantasia Academy reimagin...
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A Couple of Cuckoos ‒ Episode 11

The animation of Cuckoos has always been poor, but the choreography here really doesn't make sense; Saki is behind him, he trips backward... and then ends up pinning his sister to the wall and kissing her?
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Kadokawa's Comic Alive Magazine Gets Comic Alive+ Website for 16th Anniversary

Website will republish some manga, will take 4 manga from main magazine, includes 2 new manga ― The August issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine revealed on June 27 that the magazine will have a companion manga website titled Comic Alive+ (Plus) to celebrate the magazine's 16th anniversary. The magazine did not reveal when the site will launch. The site will feature 27 manga from Comic Alive that ...
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Crosses US$400 Million Worldwide

Film crosses US$190 million in U.S. ― Sega Sammy Holdings announced on June 23 that it and Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sequel film crossed US$400 million worldwide gross in its first three months. Box Office Mojo records the film as having earned US$401,842,518 worldwide as of July 3. Box Office Mojo records the film as earning a cumulative total of US$190,842,518 as of July 3 the United...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, June 20-26

Spy×Family 1st half finale earns 3.1% rating ― The Eiga Soreike! Anpanman Fuwafuwa Fuwari to Kumo no Kuni (Soreike! Anpanman the Movie: Fluffy Fuwari and the Cloud Country) anime film aired on NTV on Friday, June 24 at 10:55 a.m. and earned a 1.8% rating. This week's episode of The Files of Young Kindaichi, the live-action series adaptation of Fumiya Sato and Seimaru Amagi's detective manga The Kind...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, June 20-26

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 20-26 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwFire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Koei Tecmo Games June 24 97,538 97,538 2NSwNintendo Switch Sports Nintendo April 29 19,255 512,301 3NSwDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles Aniplex June 9 10,663 122,512 4NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe N...
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Sōkyū no Fafner Behind the Line Spinoff Anime Gets Advanced Theatrical Screenings

Episode to feature returning cast, staff ― The staff for the Fafner franchise announced on Monday that the Sōkyū no Fafner Behind the Line spinoff anime will get a special advanced screening in theaters. The staff also revealed a key visual and returning cast and staff for the episode. XEBEC is credited with the original work. Takashi Noto is returning to direct the episode at Production I.G, and Tow...
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Shūhei Miyazaki's Me & Roboco Manga Gets Live-Action Project

TV anime for manga also in the works ― This year's 31st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Shūhei Miyazaki's Me & Roboco (Boku to Roboko) manga will have a "super" live-action adaptation. The magazine did not specify the format of the adaptation, but teased that it would reveal more details in the 32nd issue on July 11. The magazine announced in May that the manga...
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Kadokawa Releases I'm Quitting Heroing Manga Digitally on BookWalker

Digital release exclusive to BookWalker, with 1st 3 volumes already available ― Kadokawa announced on Sunday that it is digitally releasing Nori Kazato's I'm Quitting Heroing manga exclusively, with the first three manga volumes already available digitally on Kadokawa's BookWalker service. The fourth volume will be available on July 7, the fifth volume on July 15, and the sixth volume on July 27. HID...
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5 Masaaki Yuasa Films Get Retrospective Screenings in California on August 5-7

Screenings include early showing of director's latest film INU-OH ― GKIDS announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Sunday that it and American Cinematheque will screen a retrospective of films by anime director Masaaki Yuasa in two California theaters from August 5 to 7. The retrospective celebrates and leads up to GKIDS' upcoming screening of Yuasa's latest film INU-OH in U.S. theaters on August 12. ...
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In/Spectre Anime's 2nd Season Premiered in 2nd Promo Video

2nd season to premiere in January 2023 ― The staff for the television anime of Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase's In/Spectre (Kyokō Suiri or Invented Interface) manga began streaming the second promotional video on Monday for the second season. Crunchyroll also streamed a subtitled trailer for the anime at its panel at Anime Expo on Sunday, but the video online is not available in Asia and some of A...

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Mob Psycho 100 Anime's 3rd Season Reveals Opening Theme Song, Key Visual

MOB CHOIR returns to perform opening for series streaming on Crunchyroll in October ― Warner Brothers Japan and Crunchyroll revealed the opening theme song and key visual for Mob Psycho 100 III, the third season of the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, during its panel at Anime Expo on Sunday. MOB CHOIR will perform the anime's opening theme song "1." Crunchyroll will host the premiere ...
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Dark Horse to Reprint Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Manga

― Dark Horse confirmed at its panel at Anime Expo on Sunday that it will be reprinting TAGRO's Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt manga in English. Dark Horse previously released the one-volume manga in 2015. Dark Horse also stated it will be reprinting the "manga editions" of Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's Lone Wolf and Cub manga. The 13-episode Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime originally aire...
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That Time Dark Horse Almost Licensed Attack on Titan & Rose of Versailles

Michael Gombos shares "embarrassing (manga) licensing stories" at AX panel ― Michael Gombos, senior director of licensed publications at Dark Horse Comics, shared some "embarrassing (manga) licensing stories" at Dark Horse's panel at Anime Expo on Sunday. Among them are stories of major licenses that never came to be at the publisher: Attack on Titan and Rose of Versailles. Dark Horse passed on Kodan...
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Vinland Saga Anime's 1st Season Streams on Netflix, HIDIVE on July 7

HIDIVE stream includes Sentai Filmworks' English dub ― Netflix and HIDIVE both announced in late June that they will add the first season of the television anime of Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga manga on July 7. The anime will appear on HIDIVE with Sentai Filmworks' English dub. Netflix Japan debuted a separate English dub for the anime last year. Netflix's announcement did not reveal whether the wo...

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Anime's English Announcement Video Streamed

Manga about muscular boy living in world of magic debuted in January 2020 ― This year's 31st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Hajime Kōmoto's Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga is getting a television anime in 2023. The magazine also revealed a teaser visual. English Version Japanese Version The manga entered its final arc with the 12th volume, which also shipped o...
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Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Anime Previewed in Teaser Video

Rie Takahashi, Aki Toyosaki star in upcoming anime ― Kadokawa began streaming a teaser promotional video on Sunday for the television anime of Writer Natsume Akatsuki and illustrator Kurone Mishima's Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! spinoff novel series. The spinoff will star Rie Takahashi as Megumin and Aki Toyosaki as Yunuyun. The spinoff novels center on Megumin and her Crimson Magi...
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Both 'Seasons' of Fate/Grand Carnival Anime Now Available on Crunchyroll

Anime will also be available in Blu-ray Disc release on October 11 with dub ― Aniplex of America announced at Anime Expo on Sunday that Fate/Grand Carnival, the two-volume original video anime project for the Fate/Grand Order game, is now available with both "seasons" subtitled and dubbed on Crunchyroll. Aniplex of America will also release the anime on Blu-ray Disc on October 11, with the subtitles ...
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Witch on the Holy Night Visual Novel's English Trailer Streamed

Visual novel with voices, HD graphics launches in English this winter for PS4, Switch ― Type-Moon began streaming an English trailer on Monday for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch release of its Mahōtsukai no Yoru (Witch on the Holy Night) visual novel. Aniplex debuted the video at Anime Expo on Sunday. Aniplex and Type-Moon previously announced they would release the game in Japan in December w...
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Aniplex Hosts Aniplex Online Fest 2022 Event on September 24

Event to feature anime news, live performances ― Aniplex announced on Monday that it will host another Aniplex Online Fest event this year. Sony Music Entertainment will co-sponsor the event. The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event will take place on September 24, and Aniplex plans to stream the event worldwide on YouTube. Voice actress and singer Sally Amaki narrates the below video. Bocchi the Rock char...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Ranking of Kings Panel

"These characters fail, fall from places of great power, or go on detours but they all work hard to rise above it. It might sound idealistic, but it's about getting back up and giving it another shot." ― Crunchyroll's Ranking of Kings panel got the crowd emotional by opening with the series' second opening sequence set to Vaundy's "Naked Hero" before welcoming series director Yousuke Hatta and animat...

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Trailer, 2023 Debut

Crunchyroll to stream sequel series ― Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Expo industry panel on Sunday that the Solo Leveling manhwa and the Tomo-chan Is a Girl! manga are both getting anime adaptations, which it will stream next year. Crunchyroll describes the story of Solo Leveling from writer Chugong and artist DUBU (REDICE Studio): It's been over a decade since the sudden appearance of the "gates...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Trigun Stampede Lock 'n Load Panel

In response to the elephant in the room—why go the route of 3D CG—Takei agreed that the manga and '98 anime are masterpieces. “But I thought that as animation, we can do something else with it and that's how I came up with 3D CG. ― After nearly 12 years since Trigun: Badlands Rumble and double that for the 1998 TV anime series, studio Orange surprised the world with an announcement for TRIGUN STAMPED...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Summer Ghost Sneak Preview Screening

Summer Ghost might be better than your name. I know, I can't believe I just typed that. ― Summer Ghost might be better than Your Name. I know, I can't believe I just typed that, but I'm wiping away tears as I write this review and I am shook at how emotional this movie made me. GKIDS held a screening at Anime Expo for Flat Studio's Summer Ghost, directed by loundraw. Before I dive right in, loundraw ...

Crunchyroll Unveils Solo Leveling, Tomo-chan Is a Girl! Anime

Streamer confirms Mushoku Tensei season 2, Overlord IV, Saint Seiya- Battle for Sanctuary's dub languages; posts season 2 trailers for To Your Eternity, In/Spectre ― Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Expo industry panel on Sunday that the Solo Leveling manhwa and the Tomo-chan Is a Girl! manga are both getting anime adaptations, which it will stream next year. Crunchyroll describes the story of Solo...
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Teasing Master Takagi-san the Movie

This film satisfactorily caps off Nishikata and Takagi's story by being very light on the teasing and heavy on the warm fuzzies. ― With its pitch-perfect portrayal of an awkward middle school romance, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san (or Teasing Master Takagi-san) was always one of the more charming anime romcoms. After three seasons of adorable flirting masked as teasing, there's absolutely no doubt that ...
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The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup Anime Casts French Team Members

Hikaru Midorikawa, Natsuki Hanae, Makoto Kaneko, Takuya Satō, Issei Maeda, Yu Kobayashi join summer anime ― The staff for the Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama U-17 World Cup (The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup) anime series announced more of the voice cast for the 3rd-ranked French team members on Monday. Hikaru Midorikawa as Leopold Camus de Charpentier Makoto Kaneko as Timothee Moreau Takuya Satō as Tr...
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Reiwa no Di Gi Charat Mini Anime Posts Creditless Opening, October Debut

3 key visuals homaging 1999 Di Gi Charat anime also posted ― The staff for Reiwa no Di Gi Charat, the 24th anniversary mini anime for the Di Gi Charat mascot franchise, posted the creditless version of the opening animation sequence and three key visuals on Sunday. The staff also confirmed the anime's October broadcast and streaming premiere. Like the previous teaser, the opening sequence features th...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Trigger 10 Year Anniversary & Announcement Panel

Is there a bigger mic drop than walking off stage to the announcement of more Panty & Stocking? ― Let's get the biggest part out in the open. Yes, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is coming back. Trigger officially announced the sequel, although we don't know what form it will take, as their close out mic drop to a packed room in the Main Events hall. More Panty & Stocking has been a long-coveted fan...

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Manga Gets TV Anime in 2023

Manga about muscular boy living in world of magic debuted in January 2020 ― This year's 31st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Hajime Kōmoto's Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga is getting a television anime in 2023. The magazine also revealed a teaser visual. English Version Japanese Version The manga entered its final arc with the 12th volume, which also shipped o...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Third Anniversary Celebration

Natsuki Hanae disclosed he doesn't really prepare for emotional scenes because he wants it to be raw and real. “I put my raw emotions out for scenes like this. Nobody speaks clearly when they're emotional. Whenever I speak or act out these scenes, and I want to put reality out there first.” ― Fans eagerly awaited outside in the hot sun for the Main Hall to open for the highly anticipated Demon Slayer...
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Anime Expo 2022 - SPY x FAMILY English Dub Cast Panel

Anya voice actress Atsumi Tanezaki revealed that manga creator Tatsuya Endo came to the studio to talk to her about when Anya tearfully says, “Mama.” ― Arguably one of the most anticipated panels, Spy x Family was stuffed to the brim at the Los Angeles Convention Center's Petree Hall. Fans clamored outside the glass doors, asking to be let in to see a glimpse of any special announcements for the next...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Disney Twisted-Wonderland Panel

Yana Toboso wrote that she was delighted to learn that fans around the world have had a chance to play “this unexpected and eccentric game” and thanked everyone for their support. ― The Disney Twisted-Wonderland panel was greeted with a packed room of cheering fans, who could barely contain their excitement from start to finish. The panel was hosted by Aniplex Senior Marketing Specialist Lauren Jeong...
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Persona 5 Royal Collab Comes to Alchemy Stars Mobile Game on July 14

Joker, Fox, Queen, Violet, Mona join tactical RPG game in limited-time event ― Joker, Fox, Queen, Violet, and Mona from Persona 5 Royal will join the Alchemy Stars smartphone game in a crossover event from July 14 to August 3. The event will include an original story that "will take players through the heart of Umbraton as they traipse under the cover of moonlight, eventually crossing paths with the ...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations #256 [rate]
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Entergram Streams Opening Movie for New Konosuba Dungeon RPG

Machico performs opening theme for game launching on PS4, Switch on September 29 ― Entergram Co., Ltd. began streaming the opening video on Friday for the Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!: Noroi no Ibutsu to Madoishi Bōkensha-tachi (KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!: The Cursed Relic and the Delusional Adventurers) game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The video features ...
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Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie Anime Casts Romi Park as Shikimori's Mother

Show's 12th, final episode airs on July 9 ― The official website for the anime of Keigo Maki's romantic comedy manga Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie (Kawaii Dake Ja Nai Shikimori-san) announced on Sunday that Romi Park has joined the anime's cast as Shikimori's mother. The anime premiered on Asahi Broadcasting, TV Asahi, and 22 affiliated networks on the ANiMAZiNG!!! block on April 9. Crunchyroll is str...
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Teppen—!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing 'til you Cry Anime Adds 2 More Cast Members

Hiroki Yasumoto, Chiharu join cast for series streaming on Crunchyrolll ― The official Twitter account for Teppen—!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, the television anime of the Teppen—!!! (Summit!!!) manga, revealed two more cast members for the series on Saturday. Hiroki Yasumoto as Seiji Tani, the manager of the "Tokako-sō" house where the five comedy trios are living together. Chiharu as Miki and Rine Takahashi, Yo...

Trigun Stampede Anime Reveals Trailer, Cast, Staff, Visual

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Junya Ikeda star in new anime in 2023 ― TOHO and CG studio Orange revealed a new trailer for the Trigun Stampede anime at a Trigun panel at Anime Expo on Saturday. Kenji Mutou (Cavity Express director, BEASTARS storyboarder, Land of the Lustrous episode director) is directing the anime at Orange. Kouji Tajima is the concept designer and is credited with the character concept. The...

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Peter Grill Season 2, Chiikawa, Ragna Crimson, More

Reincarnated as a Sword, I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills also licensed ― Sentai Filmworks announced during the HIDIVE panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it has licensed the Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Season 2, Chiikawa, Ragna Crimson, Reincarnated as a Sword, and I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills anime. All five title...

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime's Trailer Highlights Stern Ritter

Viz Media unveils trailer, new key art for October TV anime ― Viz Media unveiled a new trailer for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, the television anime based on the "Thousand Year Blood War" arc of Tite Kubo's Bleach manga, during its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday. The video highlights the Stern Ritter characters. Viz Media also revealed key art for the anime. Kubo recorded a video message for fan...
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The House of the Lost on the Cape Film Opens in N. America on September 7

Eleven Arts releases film with English subtitles, English dub ― Eleven Arts announced the English dub cast for The House of the Lost on the Cape, david production's anime film of Sachiko Kashiwaba's Misaki no Mayoiga novel, at its panel at the Anime Expo on Saturday. The company will release both the Japanese version and English dub of the film in partnership with AX Cinema Nights in theaters across ...
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A Silent Voice Anime Film Gets 5th Anniversary Rerelease in N. American Theaters on October 12

Film will screen in theaters across N. America in Japanese, with English dub ― Eleven Arts announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will rerelease the A Silent Voice anime film in theaters in North America on October 12 in honor of its fifth anniversary. The company will release the film in partnership with AX Cinema Nights in theaters across North America in Japanese and with an Engl...
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Digimon Ghost Game #32 [rate]
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Spike Chunsoft Releases Anonymous;Code Game in the West in 2023

Game will release for Switch, PS4, PC via Steam ― Spike Chunsoft announced during its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will release the Anonymous;Code game in the West on Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in 2023. Spike Chunsoft's release will have a steelbook launch edition. Spike Chunsoft also revealed that its "Double Pack" release of the Chaos;Head Noah and Chaos;Child games will als...
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One Piece #1023 [rate]
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Tokyopop Reveals 4 More Manga Licenses, Return of 'Rising Stars of Manga' Contest

Company adds SCRAMBLUES, My Coworker Has a Secret, more ― Tokyopop announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it has licensed the following manga: Title: SCRAMBLUES (Bokura no Scramblues) Author: mame march Summary: Kurosaki is the designer in charge of the CD jacket design for the powerhouse musician Eddie. As he sees beyond Eddie's surly exterior and catches a glimpse of the man beneath ...
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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime Reveals Opening Video Sequence, Main Cast Member

Zach Aguilar stars in series premiering on Netflix in September ― Studio Trigger announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that Zach Aguilar will star as David Martinez in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the upcoming anime series by Studio Trigger based on CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 game. Rock band Franz Ferdinand's song "This Fffire" will serve as the opening theme song. Netflix is streaming the...

Studio Trigger Reveals New Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Project

Original 13-episode series from GAINAX premiered in 2010 ― Studio Trigger announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it is working on a new project for the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt franchise. The staff at the panel showed a short video featuring an animated shot and text with the phrase "NEW PANTY & STOCKING." The videos featured the main characters each posing with both their midd...
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Right Stuf, Nozomi Ent. License Gundam-san, SD Gundam Sangokuden, Build Divers Re:RISE

All 3 series get home video releases ― Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced at their panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that they have licensed the Gundam-san, SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors, and Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE anime. The companies will release all three series on home video. Nozomi Entertainment describes Gundam-san: That delightfully carefree manga has finally become ...

Right Stuf, Nozomi Ent. to Release Macross 7 on Home Video in N. America for 1st Time

Rock-themed Macross series premiered in 1994 ― Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced at their panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that they have licensed the Macross 7 anime, and will release it in two Blu-Ray Disc sets, with both a regular edition and a "collector's ultra edition" release with bonus content. This is the first time the anime has been licensed in North America since its 1994 premi...
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Tiger & Bunny 2 Anime's 2nd Part Premieres on Netflix Worldwide on October 7

Taichi Mukai performs new ending theme song ― The official Twitter account for the Tiger & Bunny franchise revealed on Saturday that the second part of the Tiger & Bunny 2 sequel anime will premiere on Netflix worldwide on October 7. The second part will include episodes 14-25. Taichi Mukai will perform the new ending theme song "Pilot." Netflix began streaming the anime's first 13 episodes (Part 1) ...
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Viz Media Offers Complete English-Dubbed Bleach Anime Digitally on July 5-7

Jujutsu Kaisen anime also available on home video in February 2023 ― Viz Media announced during its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will make all 366 English-dubbed episodes of the Bleach anime available to purchase digitally in the United States for a limited time on Tuesday to Thursday, July 5 to 7. Viz Media will offer the bundle for a limited time after that, but at a higher price. The se...
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Aksys Games Announces Shuuen no Virche ~ErroЯ:Salvation, Norn9: Var Commons & Last Era, 4 More Games

Also: Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II, Radiant Tale, Pups & Purrs Pet Shop, Inescapable games ― Aksys Games announced six new game titles and console ports for release in the West at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday: Title: Pups & Purrs Pet Shop Platform: Nintendo Switch Description: Create the cutest pet shop in town and spend every day working with adorable animals! Title: Shuuen no Virche ~ErroЯ:S...

Seven Seas Licenses Raven of the Inner Palace, The Invisible Man and His Soon-to-Be Wife, 10 More Titles

Also: Rise of the Outlaw Tamer and His Wild S-Rank Cat Girl, 'Why Don't You Eat Me, My Dear Wolf?,' I'm in Love with the Villainess Spin-Off: She's so Cheeky for a Commoner, more ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced during its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it has licensed 11 new titles. The company plans to release the following titles in 2023 (the summaries below are not Seven Seas' official ...
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Twin Engine, Good Smile, Max Factory Unveil Teaser Trailer for Plantopia Project

Project involving LAM, Kukka, Nozomu Kuoka will have music videos, figures, with plans for manga, anime, more ― Twin Engine, Good Smile Company, and Max Factory announced more details and revealed a new teaser trailer for their new project Plantopia at the Good Smile Company panel at Anime Expo on Saturday. The project will first have a short music video that will debut at Good Smile Company's Smile ...
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Sekai Project to Release Inupara, Nekopara After - La Vraie Famille Games

Also: A Light in the Dark visual novel comes to PS4, Switch ― Sekai Project announced on Saturday at its Anime Expo panel that it will release NEKO WORKs' INUPARA: Dog's Paradise and NEKOPARA After - La Vraie Famille games. The company also announced that it will release CreSpirit, Storia, and Narrator's A Light In the Dark visual novel for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in the third quarter of 20...
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Denpa Licenses panpanya's Fish Society Manga

Book collects panpanya's short manga ― Manga publisher Denpa announced at its Anime Expo panel on Saturday that it has licensed panpanya's Fish Society (Sakana Shakai) manga. The book collects some of panpanya's short story manga. The titular story centers on a group of fish who come up from the sea and start working at a harbor, displacing the humans who had been working there for a long time. panpa...
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Kingdom #13 [rate]
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Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie #11 [rate]
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Anime Expo 2022 - Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- Festival

Producer Tatsuya Ishikawa brushed up on English slang and came to the startling realization that he's a "boomer." ― Aniplex kicked off its triumphant return to Anime Expo with a fan centered event promoting the latest season of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. Aoi Koga, Japanese voice actress of Kaguya Shinomiya, and producer Tatsuya Ishikawa arrived at a panel filled with booming applause. After a brief in...
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Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth #2 [rate]
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Engage Kiss #1 [rate]
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In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki #13 [rate]
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Kotaro Lives Alone

I have to say, though, that I'm really glad that I went back and gave Kotaro Lives Alone another shot, because it turned out to be a surprisingly well-written and affecting dramedy that speaks to some important social issues. ― Kotaro Lives Alone had a lot going against it at the outset, which is maybe why I had such a hard time going back to it after giving it a shot during the season's Preview Guid...
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Lycoris Recoil #1 [rate]
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Musasino! #1 [rate]
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Shoot! Goal to the Future #1 [rate]
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Teppen—!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing 'til you Cry #1 [rate]
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The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

If there is any single lesson that we need to take away from this wonderful second season of TDGND, it's that only fools and charlatans would ever doubt Shamiko and her crew when it comes to getting the job done.
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Aoashi #13 [rate]
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Slam Dunk Anime Film Opens in Japan on December 3 (Updated)

Film's title is The First Slam Dunk ― Various cinema chains in Japan posted pictures on Twitter on Saturday of theatrical posters of the new anime film of Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk basketball manga at their locations, which all list that the film will open in Japan on December 3. The posters feature the words The First Slam Dunk, but it is currently unclear if that is the final title of the film. 本日...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Studio TRIGGER Live Drawing and Q&A panel

The Trigger crew took on fans' burning questions. When will Muzzle appear in an anime? What's up with Sucy's design? Is there more Gridman on the horizon? ― Things were a little different this year for Trigger's live drawing panel. Shigeto Koyama, Yoh Yoshinari, and Hiromi Wakabayashi still brought their usual off-the-cuff energy and untucked energy, but the crowd was less...intense. In years past, a...
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Bandai Namco Ent. to Release Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher Game in English

Monster Rancher spinoff game for Switch to launch this year ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed during its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will release it and Koei Tecmo Games' Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher game in the West in English. The game is a spinoff of the Monster Rancher game series. The Nintendo Switch game tasks players with taking care of kaiju monsters from the Ultraman series. T...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Game Gets Switch Version

Game originally launched for PS4, Xbox One, Steam in July 2020 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed during its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it is developing a Nintendo Switch port of the Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris game. The game originally released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in July 2020. Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game: Play as series prot...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Premiere Report: My Hero Academia Season 5 OAV

It's time for some good, old-fashioned baseball...with a heroic twist of course! ― While we patiently await the arrival of My Hero Academia season six, Crunchyroll was kind enough to premiere a nice OVA at Anime Expo with it coming to Crunchyroll later this summer. The premiere was in one of the main event halls and it was absolutely stacked. Lauren Moore came on stage to cheer the audience on and ta...
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Anime Expo 2022 - Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Celebration

Voice actors Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, the Japanese voice of Kirito, and Haruka Tomatsu, the Japanese voice of Asuna, joined the panel virtually to reflect on the series 10th anniversary. ― Fans eagerly packed into Petree Hall for the hotly anticipated 10th anniversary celebration of Sword Art Online, presented by voice actors Bryce Papenbrook and Cherami Leigh, who play Kirito and Asuna in the series. Th...
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Record of Ragnarok Anime's 2nd Season Reveals New Trailer, Staff

New season debuts in 2023 ― Warner Brothers Japan revealed a trailer during its panel at Anime Expo on Friday for Record of Ragnarok II, the second season of the anime of Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui's Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Walküre) manga. The company also revealed the main staff. The new season will debut on Netflix in 2023. Masao Ookubo (Onegai My Melody Yū & Ai, Gekijōban P...

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Anime's 2nd Part Streams New Trailer, Reveals September 1 Premiere

2nd part consists of episodes 13-24 ― Warner Brothers Japan revealed during its panel at Anime Expo on Friday the second promotional video for the second part of the anime series of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean manga. The panel revealed that the second part will premiere worldwide on Netflix on September 1. The series will then air on Tokyo MX on October 7 at 24:30 JST (effe...
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Anime Expo 2022 - STUDIO COLORIDO: Live Drawing & Q&A

Eager to see A Whisker Away's director and producer Tomotaka Shibayama and Kōji Yamamoto, dozens of people filled the Studio Colorido panel room at Anime Expo ― Eager to see A Whisker Away's director, Tomotaka Shibayama, dozens of people filled the Studio Colorido panel room at Anime Expo, excited to see his live drawing and to ask one of their favorite anime creators their burning questions. The sou...
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Bandai Namco Ent. to Release My Hero Ultra Rumble Game in English

Free-to-play battle royale game to launch for for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Steam ― Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed during its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will release the My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble battle royale-style action game in English under the title My Hero Ultra Rumble. The company plans to host a worldwide closed beta test for the English version of the game. The game will b...
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