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New Wixoss TV Anime Unveils Teaser, Title, Cast, Staff, Story, January Delay

Saya Fukuzumi, Haruka Shiraishi, Shizuku Hoshinoya star in anime about virtual Diva Battles ― Takara Tomy opened a website for the new television anime for its Wixoss franchise on Tuesday. The website posted a teaser promotional video that reveals the anime's title as Wixoss Diva(A)Live (pronounced "wi-cross diva alive"), and also reveals the cast, staff, story with a new world setting, and January 2...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 166

Team 7 faces off against a duo of next-level foes in an action-heavy Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game's Video Previews DLC Character Urouge

Game's "Character Pack 2" DLC including X Drake, Killer, Urouge launches this fall ― Bandai Namco Entertainment's official YouTube channel began streaming a preview video on Friday for the One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The video features the game's sixth DLC character Urouge. The game's "Character Pack 1" DLC launched on July 21 w...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy ‒ Episode 12

There's no sugarcoating it: this, the penultimate episode of The Misfit of Demon King Academy is by far the weakest episode of the series—which is odd when you consider how strong it starts.
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Looking for Magical Doremi Film Reveals 2nd Visual

― Toei revealed the second visual on Tuesday for Looking for Magical Doremi (Majo Minarai o Sagashite), the brand-new anime film commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Ojamajo Doremi magical girl anime franchise. The film will open on November 13 after a COVID-19 delay. Toei and Toei Animation announced in March that they were postponing the May 15 opening of the movie due to production issues, a...
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Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 ‒ Episode 11

And so, with this episode, the story of Sword Art Online comes to its original conclusion.

Funimation Confirms Azur Lane Anime's Uncut BD Release With TV-14 Rating

Company comments on "inaccurate information" regarding release ― Funimation confirmed with ANN on Monday that its Blu-ray Disc release of the Azur Lane anime will have a TV-14 rating and be uncensored. The company provided the following statement: "We're aware that inaccurate information on the upcoming Blu-ray release of AZUR LANE is causing confusion with fans and consumers. To clarify, Funimation ...

HIDIVE to Stream 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Anime's 3rd Season

Series begins streaming on October 2 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will begin streaming Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III, the third anime season based on Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda's light novel series on October 2 at 12:30 p.m. EDT in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, the Netherlands, Turkey, the Middle East, a...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ‒ Episode 11

This week's episode of Uzaki-chan is titled “Does Sakurai Want to Hang Out, Too?”, but it's a question that hardly needs asking at this point.

Funimation Adds Record of Grancrest War, God Eater, Oreshura Anime

Also: Nanana's Buried Treasure, World Conquest Zvezda Plot ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will add the following anime from Aniplex of America to its streaming service on Tuesday: Record of Grancrest War God Eater Oreshura Nanana's Buried Treasure World Conquest Zvezda Plot The Record of Grancrest War and God Eater anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub...

I Don't Know How to Give Birth! GN

Kazama's crash-course in babymaking is part of what makes I Don't Know How to Give Birth! so approachable. ― Every birth story is different. This is an extremely important point to keep in mind when approaching any personal recollections of giving birth. What happened during one pregnancy can be completely different the second time around, not just from person to person. That said, as a two-time mom,...

Studio Ghibli Releases Film Screenshot Gallery for Free Personal Use

400 images from 8 films represented, including Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya ― Studio Ghibli released an extensive gallery of screenshots from various films on its website on Friday. The notice included a personal signed message by co-founder Toshio Suzuki stating that the public is free to use the images for personal use "within the bounds of common sense." 400 images fr...
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Fire Force ‒ Episode 36

For all of this second season's improvements to Fire Force's writing and direction, it is still an adaptation of a supremely goofy and proudly formulaic shonen battle manga.

Get a Sneak Peak of the Life-Sized Moving Gundam Statue on Twitter

Official debut of 18-meter-tall statue is delayed to later this year due to COVID-19 ― A Gundam fan on Twitter has posted a video sneak peak of the life-sized moving Gundam statue during a test run, revealing that it is capable of simple actions like sitting, taking steps, and crouching. 実物大ガンダムを動かすプロジェクト「ガンダム GLOBAL CHALLENGE」《動作の構成》・キャットウォークを開放・2歩踏み出し・しゃがみ込んで立膝の姿勢になり・立ち上がる複数回行われ、それぞれ微妙に撮影位置を変えたモノをひ...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun T ‒ Episode 24

The element of the episode which made me happiest, however, was seeing the Scavengers come back into play.

Fruits Basket Anime Gets 'Final' Season in 2021

2nd season concluded on Tuesday ― The 25th and final episode of the Fruits Basket 2nd Season anime announced on Tuesday that a new season titled Fruits Basket the Final will premiere in 2021. The season will air on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka. The Fruits Basket 2nd Season anime premiered in Japan on April 6, and continued on into the summer season. Funimation is streaming the English dub of the ...

Level-5 Announces Further Delays for Inazuma Eleven: Great Road of Heroes Game

Company prioritizes development of Yo-kai Academy Y ― Level-5 president Akihiro Hino revealed on Twitter on Sunday that the company is prioritizing the development of Yo-kai Academy Y over Inazuma Eleven: Eiyū-tachi no Great Road (Inazuma Eleven: The Great Road of Heroes) due to business concerns, and that the latter game may experience further launch delays. Level-5 announced on April 1 that Inazuma...

Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae Announces Birth of Twin Daughters

Voice actor Natsuki Hanae, who is best known for playing Tanjiro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, announced the birth of his twin daughters on Twitter on Sunday. The full translation of his tweet reads: "My twin daughters were born the other day. Both mother and children are healthy. With the approval of the doctor, I was able to interact with them just on that day. I am thankful to both the gir...

Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre Manga Gets Anime as 3rd Baki Series on Netflix

― The studio TMS announced on Tuesday that Keisuke Itagaki's Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre manga is inspiring an anime series on Netflix. It will be the third Baki series on Netflix, and a sequel to the recent Baki: Dai Raitaisai-hen series. The story once again follows the underground brawler Baki Hanma as he challenges his own father, the seemingly invincible Yūjirō "Ogre" Hanma who is known as the "st...
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L'Arc-en-Ciel's HYDE Produces Noblesse Anime's Opening Theme Song

― The official website for the Crunchyroll Original anime of Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee's Noblesse manhwa revealed last Friday that L'Arc-en-Ciel vocalist and bandleader Hyde is producing Kim Jae-joong's opening theme song "BREAKING DAWN" for the anime. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX at 24:00 on October 7 (effectively October 8 at 12:00 a.m.) and on BS11 at 25:30 (effectively October 8 at 1:30 a....

Laid-Back Camp TV Anime's 2nd Season Teaser Video Streamed

New season premieres in January 2021 ― The official website for the second season of the television anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga began streaming a teaser video for the new season on Tuesday. The second season will premiere in January 2021. Tomoyo Kurosawa (Sound! Euphonium's Kumiko, Land of the Lustrous' Phos, O Maidens in Your Savage Season's Hongō) is joining the sec...

Akihiro Itou's Wilderness Manga Resumes in 2021

Manga launched in 2000, went on hiatus after Itou lost use of right hand ― The October issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed last Friday that Akihiro Itou will resume the Wilderness manga next year. The manga will rerun its chapters thus far in the magazine's digital edition until the manga resumes serialization. The manga's story begins with six men starting a bank heist somewher...

ANN Connect: Fall Anime Watch Party

Join us tomorrow night as ANN's Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, and Leo Rydel strap in for a spine-tingling marathon of every. single. anime trailer for the Fall 2020 season. ― Welcome to Anime News Network Connect! A collaboration between ANN and Anime NYC, ANN Connect is a new way to bring anime fans, anime creators, and the anime industry together during a time when we're all physically remote. Acr...
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A Whisker Away Film Gets Limited Theatrical Run After COVID-19 Delay

― The official Twitter account for Studio Colorido's second feature-length anime film A Whisker Away (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu or Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat) announced last Friday that the film will have limited theatrical screenings at Aeon Cinema Tokoname in Aichi on October 2, Denmachiza Kyoto in Kyoto on October 9, and Tollywood Shimokitazawa in Tokyo on October 31. The film w...

Horimiya TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed

Cloverworks series starring Haruka Tomatsu, Kouki Uchiyama premieres in January ― The official website for the television anime of Daisuke Hagiwara's Horimiya manga began streaming the first promotional video on Monday. \ #ホリミヤ 第一弾PV(堀&宮村ver.)解禁!/#堀京子: #戸松遥#宮村伊澄: #内山昂輝原作:#HERO #萩原ダイスケ監督:#石浜真史制作:#CloverWorksアニメ「ホリミヤ」2021年1月放送決定!お楽しみに!🏫公式サイト🏫 pic.twitter....

Soredake ga Neck Workplace TV Anime Unveils Main Cast

Stage veterans star in Noboru Iguchi's original story about convenience store workers ― The official website for the new original television anime series Soredake ga Neck announced the main cast on Monday. Many of the cast members are veterans of stage productions, including those based on anime, manga, and games. Yūki Kimisawa as "Mutō (?)," the mysterious protagonist whose face always seems to be o...
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New Haruhi Suzumiya Novel Volume's Cover Art Previewed

― The official Twitter account for the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise unveiled the cover art for The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokkan), the first new installment in author Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrator Noizi Ito's novel series in 9.5 years, on Friday. Series illustrator Noizi Ito returned to draw the cover. The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya will ship in Japan on November 25, and ...

Live-Action Way of the Househusband Show Casts Naoto Takenaka, Izumi Inamori

Takenaka plays yakuza boss Kikujirō, Inamori plays his wife Hibari ― The official website for the live-action series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga announced on Sunday that Naoto Takenaka and Izumi Inamori will join the series' cast as Tenjakukai yakuza boss Kikujirō Eguchi (first image below) and Kikujirō's wife Hibari Eguchi (second image), respectively. As previo...

Actor Yousuke Saitou Passes Away at 69 Due to Cancer

Debuted in 1979, played Toto in The Cat Returns, Chief Uramura in live-action Rurouni Kenshin ― Actor Yousuke Saitou passed away on Saturday, September 19 due to pharyngeal cancer. He was 69. His health had taken a turn for the worse after dinner on September 19, so he was taken to a hospital where he passed away. His family will hold a private funeral. Saitou was born in Nagoya City and made his act...

JAM Project Group Gets Documentary Film in 2021

Film follows band through 15 months beginning from 2019 anniversary concert ― Lantis announced on Saturday that the band JAM Project is headlining a 20th anniversary documentary film that will open in theaters throughout Japan in 2021. Lantis is streaming a teaser trailer for that teases a "never-before-seen JAM Project." The documentary follows the band for 15 months beginning from its anniversary c...

Sarazanmai - The Complete Series BD

Even as plot lines get tangled and explanations have to be glossed over, the empathy the series has for its cast through every moment is what I'll recall more than any ludicrously complex butt jokes or lengthy otter monologues about being a conceptual evil. ― There are sparse few anime directors working right now with a more iconic reputation than Kunihiko Ikuhara. While his works haven't always been...

Nap on Mash's Shield With Fate/Grand Order Wrist Cushion

Fate/Grand Order's Shielder demi-Servant is looking out for you even when you're drowsy. Fate/Grand Order's Shielder demi-Servant is looking out for you even when you're drowsy. The latest Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia merchandise is a polyester cushion shaped like Mash's shield, which can be strapped to your wrist. It's ideal for resting your head on when you're napping. The i...

Ohayocon Event to be Held Digitally on January 22-24

Digital event E-hayocon to be hosted on Ohayocon Public Discord Server ― Ohayocon announced on its official website on Friday that Ohayocon 21 will be a digital event named E-hayocon and will take place on January 22-24. The event can be accessed for free on the Ohayocon Public Discord Server. The event has been postponed from January 15-17 and will feature special guests as well as a sales platform ...

Star Fruit Books Licenses Keshi Kuraibe's Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales Manga

Company also licenses Yoko Miyako's 36-page 1-shot manga "Look Into My Eyes" ― Manga publisher Star Fruit Books announced on Saturday as part of the "#smallpubmanga" indie manga licensing event that it has licensed Keshi Kuraibe's Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales manga and Yoko Miyako's 36-page one-shot manga "Look Into My Eyes." Star Fruit Books describes Vasilisa! The Wise Pr...

Glacier Bay Books Announces En chan, Glaeolia 2 Licenses

Company released 1st volume of Glaeolia collection in May ― The America-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books announced on Saturday as part of the "#smallpubmanga" indie manga licensing event that it has licensed Ayumu Arisaka's En chan manga and will release the second compiled volume of the Glaeolia collection of indie manga. Glacier Bay Books describes En Chan as a manga that "combines modern a...

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You TV Anime's New English-Subtitled Trailer Streamed

Series premieres on October 2 ― The official website for TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You, the television anime of Kenjirō Hata's Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii) manga, began streaming the show's new promotional video on Sunday. Crunchyroll is also streaming the same video with English subtitles, but the video is not available in Asia. English-subtitled version The anime will premiere on the Toky...

SIE CEO Jim Ryan Confirms PS5 Will Not Be Backward Compatible With PS1-3 Titles

Also: Sony apologizes for rollout of PS5 pre-orders ― Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed in an interview with Famitsu on Thursday that the PlayStation 5 console will not have backward compatibility for the PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 console games. He had revealed in an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday that "99 percent" of PlayStation 4 games will...

BONES, Director Hiroko Utsumi Reveal SK8 the Infinity Original Anime

"Youth skateboard race battle" anime to premiere in January 2021 ― Director Hiroko Utsumi (Banana Fish, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer) and animation studio BONES (Eureka Seven, My Hero Academia) officially revealed their new original anime project SK8 the Infinity on Sunday. Aniplex of America is streaming a promotional video for the anime. Get ready for "SK8 the Infinity", a brand ...

NISA to Release Shōjo Jigoku no Doku Musume PS4, Switch Game Under Title Poison Control

Game launches for PS4, Switch in early 2021 ― NIS America launched a website and streamed a launch trailer on Saturday to announce the Western release of Nippon Ichi Software's Shōjo Jigoku no Doku Musume game. NISA will release the game under the title Poison Control for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in early 2021. The action-shooter game will feature Japanese audio with English subtitles. A lim...

Partake in the Witch's Tea Party with Re:Zero's Echidna Nendoroid

A Nendoroid figure of Echidna, the Witch of Greed from the Re:Zero franchise, will be released on March 2021. The figure comes with three face plates, including a confidently smiling face, a blushingly embarrassed face, and a cute flustered face. The figure also has exchangeable parts, such as a chair, teacup and saucer, that allow owners to recreate the famous tea party scenes in the anime. Each ...
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No Guns Life ‒ Episode 23

I can't say I expected the anime about the literal gun man to devote so much airtime to the psychological contours of its main character, but I also can't say I'm disappointed.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy GN 1 & 2

The Misfit of Demon King Academy's first two volumes are not only a nice compliment to the anime's first few episodes, but also an equally interesting take on the story with more focus on Anoth's thoughts. ― There are two sayings about history that are particularly relevant to The Misfit of Demon King Academy: history is written by the victors and anyone who fails to learn that history is doomed to r...

Funimation Adds Magatsu Wahrheit TV Anime

Anime of KLab's smartphone RPG joins fall lineup ― Funimation announced on Saturday that it will offer Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst-, the television anime of KLab Games' Magatsu Wahrheit smartphone role-playing game, in its fall 2020 anime season lineup. Funimation describes the story: Based on the popular RPG game from KLab. In the Wahrheit Empire, humanity's spirit remains fragmented from a disaster in...

Manga Toshi Tokyo Exhibit Explores the Destruction and Rebirth of Tokyo Through Anime

"Japanese manga, anime, games, and tokusatsu (SFX films) include a lot of works that depict large-scale destruction of Tokyo and new, reconstructed urban landscapes," writes Manga Toshi Tokyo exhibit curator Kaichirō Morikawa. "In actual history, Tokyo has suffered significant damage from disasters like earthquakes and each time it has been reconstructed. Also, it is known to be destined to suffer...

Sword Art Online: Progressive Light Novels Get Anime

Revised retelling of original SAO novels, following Kirito through Aincrad ― The final episode of the Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld anime ended on Sunday with an announcement that an anime project of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online Progressive light novel series is launching. 《アリシゼーション》編の最終話放送直後に公開となった「ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ」アニメプロジェクト告知映像はこちら!YouTube:公式サイト:http...

Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Manga Artist Yō Kokikuji Launches New Manga

Story centers on siblings who bond over cooking on Wednesdays ― The October issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge magazine announced on Thursday that Yō Kokikuji will launch the Suiyō Kyōdai (Wednesday Siblings) manga in the next issue on October 17. The announcement includes the tagline "cooking connects the siblings." The manga's story centers on a woman whose 13-years-younger brother comes to s...

Nikkei xTrend: [email protected] Franchise Totals Estimated 60 Billion Yen in Revenue

Series originated with arcade game in 2005 ― Japanese financial marketing website Nikkei xTrend reported on Thursday that the overall The [email protected] franchise has totaled an estimated 60 billion yen (about US$570 million) in revenue as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The series first originated with an arcade game in 2005. The franchise has spawned multiple anime, video games, manga, radio shows,...

Jujutsu Kaisen Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews Eve's Opening Song

12 more cast members announced earlier today for anime premiering on October 2 ― The official website for the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga began streaming the anime's third promotional video on Saturday. The video, which first debuted during a streamed special earlier in the day, previews Eve's opening theme song "Kaikai Kitan." Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine reveal...

tMnR's If I Could Reach You Manga Reaches Climax in October

Kodansha Comics began releasing manga in English in September 2019 ― The November issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yurihime magazine revealed on Friday that tMnR's If I Could Reach You (Tatoe Todokanu Ito Da Toshitemo) manga will reach its climax in the magazine's next issue on October 17. Kodansha Comics began releasing the manga in September 2019, and released the fourth volume on March 24. The company ...

Kanan Minami's Awa-Koi Manga Ends

Shōjo manga launched in 2016 ― Manga creator Kanan Minami posted on Twitter on Friday that she ended her Awa-Koi manga in Shogakukan's digital magazine &Flower in this year's 37th issue on September 4. Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine had announced in July 2018 that Minami was putting the manga on a long hiatus, and would return to her work when her condition improved. The manga then resumed in &Flower...

Hitomi Takano's My Boy Manga Ends in October

Vertical releases manga in English ― This year's 43rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Saturday that Hitomi Takano's My Boy (Watashi no Shōnen) manga will end in its next chapter. The magazine will publish the final chapter in the magazine's 48th issue on October 26. Vertical is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the series: Satoko Tawada, a 30-year-old office worke...

Shohei Manabe, Hirokazu Fukuda's Pickup Manga Ends '1st Part'

Artist Hirokazu Fukuda works toward new serialization ― The October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine published the final chapter on Thursday of the "first part" of Shohei Manabe and Hirokazu Fukuda's Pickup manga. The issue also stated that artist Hirokazu Fukuda is working toward a new serialization, but the issue did not confirm if that new serialization will be a continuation of Pickup. ...

Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Trilogy's 3rd Film Sells 1 Million Tickets for 1.6 Billion Yen

Film reaches tickets-sold milestone 4 days earlier than previous film ― The official website for the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film trilogy announced on Saturday that the third film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, has sold 1,002,202 tickets for a total of 1,624,840,400 yen (about US$15.5 million) as of Saturday. The film has earned 10% more than the previous film in the franchi...

Netflix's Live-Action Alice in Borderland Show's Teaser Video Reveals December 10 Premiere

Show will debut in 190 countries worldwide simultaneously ― Netflix revealed on Saturday that the live-action series adaptation of Haro Aso's Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Alice) manga will debut on December 10 in 190 countries worldwide. Netflix also streamed a release date announcement video for the show. The series will star Kento Yamazaki (live-action Kingdom, Orange, JoJo's Bizarre Adven...

The World Ends With You Anime Previewed in Special Video

Anime of Square Enix's action RPG launches in 2021 worldwide ― Square Enix began streaming a 90-second special video for The World Ends with You the Animation (Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation), the anime adaptation of Square Enix's The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game, on Friday. The Super Animeism programming block on the 28-affiliate network of MBS and TBS ...

Deadline: Lee Isaac Chung to Direct Hollywood Remake of Makoto Shinkai's your name.

Minari director to rewrite film adaptation's script based on Emily V. Gordon's draft ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Friday that Lee Isaac Chung (Munyurangabo, Minari) will direct the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime film. Chung will also rewrite the film adaptation's script based off of a draft from Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick), and no...
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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax ‒ Episode 11

While Yui has been upfront with herself and others about wanting it all, she is mature enough to know that she can't get it all—especially when it comes to Hachiman's heart.

KuroCon's Digital September Event to Host Voice Actress Machico

"Volume 2" event also hosts Yun*chi on September 26-27 ― Kurotsuki Online Convention (KuroCon) announced on Wednesday that its "volume 2" event will host voice actress and singer Machico on September 26-27. Machico's anime roles include Hikari Kokura in Chidori RSC, Hikari Kokura in Uma Musume Pretty Derby, and Ithea-Myse-Valgulious in WorldEnd. She also voiced Tsubasa Ibuki in The [email protected] Millio...

Original Shaman King Anime Director Comments on Anime-Original Material

'The anime-original material in the latter half wasn't something I did on my own accord; it was a request from Shueisha.' ― Seiji Mizushima, director of the original 2001 Shaman King television anime, recently commented on his involvement in the series after the new television anime released a promotional video. Although he is not involved in the new anime, he tweeted that he is looking forward to th...

Seven Seas Licenses A Tale of the Secret Saint Light Novels, Manga

Light novel series launches in October 2021; manga launches in November 2021 ― Seven Seas announced on Friday that it has licensed the A Tale of the Secret Saint (Tensei Shita Daiseijo wa, Seijo de Aru Koto wo Hitakakusu) light novel series by Tо̄ya and Chibi and the manga of the same name by Tо̄ya, Chibi, and Mahito Aobe. Seven Seas will publish the novel series' first volume physically in October 2...
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Appare-Ranman! ‒ Episode 12

The team's together, the cars are fixed, and even Kosame is back in action despite still having a bullet hole in his guts, which means it's time for the crew to finally take down Gil!

Crunchyroll Streams Burn the Witch Anime on October 1

English-subtitled promo video streamed ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo's Burn the Witch one-shot and serialized manga on October 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The company began streaming an English-subtitled...
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate ‒ Episode 12

If the story sticks to its theme and means it, Soma will win for the same reason he beat Asahi – his cooking has heart and he knows what it means to care about others.

A Man and His Cat GN 1 & 2

The overall theme of Sakurai's work is the way that bringing a pet into your life can help both the human and the animal in question. ― You don't have to be a cat person to love this manga. Whether you've connected with a dog, a cat, a ferret, or any other pet, Umi Sakurai's A Man and His Cat will be familiar in the relationship between the eponymous duo, and while elements of these two volumes do fe...

Official Evangelion E-sports Team to Debut at Tokyo Game Show Online Event

Tokyo Game Show 2020 event will be held online from September 23-27 ― Evangelion's official website announced on Thursday that it has formed a professional e-sports team, which will debut at the Tokyo Game Show online event scheduled for September 23 to 27. According to the press release, the initiative marks the first time an anime brand has collaborated with a professional gaming team. More details...
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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED ‒ Episode 10

Despite the fact that he can be either a jerk, a royal pain in the ass, or both, this episode shows that Daisuke does actually both care about and listen to Haru.

Horimiya Romantic Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime in January 2021

Haruka Tomatsu, Kouki Uchiyama star in Cloverworks series ― An official website launched on Friday to announce that Daisuke Hagiwara's Horimiya manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere in January 2021. The website also revealed the main cast, staff, and a teaser visual. Haruka Tomatsu is playing Kyoko Hori (seen right in image above), and Kouki Uchiyama is playing Izumi Miy...

Akira Film's 4K Remaster Gets IMAX Screenings in U.S. on September 24

Katsuhiro Otomo's anime screens with English subtitles ― IMAX announced on Friday that the 4K remaster of the Akira anime film will screen in select theaters in the United States on September 24. The screening will have Japanese with English subtitles. Both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas began listing a September 24 screening for the 4K remaster earlier this month. Dragon Ball Super: Broly became the...

Jump Force Game's Trailer Previews Meruem

Character Pass 2 launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall; Switch in 2021 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a Meruem gameplay trailer on Thursday for the Jump Force crossover fighting game. Meruem, known as the Chimera Ant King in Hunter x Hunter, will be part of the game's Character Pass 2. The pass will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam this fall, and for t...

Octopath Traveller Prequel Mobile Game Launches on October 28 in Japan

Square Enix previews RPG in trailer after delay from 2019 ― Square Enix announced on Friday that it will release Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (Octopath Traveler: Ruler of the Continent), a smartphone RPG prequel to its Octopath Traveler game, for iOS and Android devices on October 28 in Japan. The company also began streaming a trailer for the game. The game is set on the same Orsterra continen...

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game's 20th DLC Character is Neji

Character joins game as part of 3rd season pass ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Neji Hyūga will be the 20th DLC character for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker game. The character will arrive in the game "soon," and will be a part of the game's third season pass, which will include DLC characters 19-23. The game...

One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game Reveals Urouge as DLC Character

Game's "Character Pack 2" DLC to also include X Drake, Killer ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam will add the character Urouge as the game's sixth DLC character. The game's "Character Pack 1" DLC launched on July 21 ...

Demon Slayer Film's Theatergoers in Japan to Get Manga Volume as Bonus

"Rengoku Volume 0" manga will tell story of Rengoku's 1st mission ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that theatergoers in Japan who see the Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film will receive a "Rengoku Volume 0" manga volume. The manga volumes are limited to 4.5 million copies. Original m...

Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs OVA Reveals 5 More Cast Members

Honoka Inoue, Sora Amamiya, more join cast for anime shipping on December 4 ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed five more cast members on Saturday for the new OVA based on Tadahiro Miura's Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san) manga. The new cast includes: Honoka Inoue as Hibari Ameno Sora Amamiya as Karura Hiōgi Natsumi Fujiwara as Matora M...
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Jump Festa Event to be Held Online on December 19-20

― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Shueisha will hold the Jump Festa '21 event this year as an online event on December 19-20. Shueisha usually hosts the event in Tokyo each year, and the event features booths, game demos, and stage presentations for popular Shueisha franchises. The event usually reveals news about manga, anime, stage plays, ...

Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Adds 12 Cast Members

Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takahiro Sakurai, Atsuko Tanaka, Shigeru Chiba, Marina Inoue, more join October anime ― This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed 12 more cast members for the television anime of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga on Saturday. The new cast members include: Nobunaga Shimazaki as Mahito Takahiro Sakurai as Suguru Geto Atsuko Tanaka as Hanami Shigeru ...

Katamari Damacy Reroll Game Gets PS4, Xbox One Release

New versions launch on November 20 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will release the Katamari Damacy Reroll (Katamari Damacy Encore in Japan), an HD version of its Katamari Damacy game, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 20. The game launched for Nintendo Switch and PC in December 2018. Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game: The King of All Cosmos has...

Arc System Works, WayForward Develop RWBY Game

Game slated for release on multiple platforms in 2021 ― WayForward announced on Twitter on Wednesday that it is developing a video game for the RWBY franchise with Rooster Teeth and Arc System Works. The game is tentatively slated for release on multiple platforms in 2021. The game will allow players to "take control of Team RWBY — Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long — and u...

Exclusive: Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Film's Subtitled Clip Features Ken, Cody, Davis

Film gets livestream watch party on October 3 ― Toei Animation and Shout! Factory provided ANN with an exclusive English-subtitled clip featuring Ken, Cody, and Davis for the Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna anime film on Friday. The companies will host a livestream watch party for the film on October 3 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Justin Rojas will host the digital event which will feature English-dub ...

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