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The Summer 2022 Preview Guide

My Isekai Life is an open highway. Break it, said I did it my way~ Also: Yurei Deco, Luminous Witches, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, Engage Kiss, Teppen!!!, Lycoris Recoil, Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2, RWBY: Ice Queendom, and more!

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

Studio Trigger Reveals New Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Project

Original 13-episode series from GAINAX premiered in 2010

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

Trigun Stampede Anime Reveals Trailer, Cast, Staff, Visual

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Junya Ikeda star in new anime in 2023

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

Viz Media unveils trailer, new key art for October TV anime

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Delicious Party Precure ‒ Episode 17

As we saw with Kokone and Ran, Amane's got a right to her own emotions, and it's especially good to see her allowed to deal with those feelings on her own terms in a show with an intended audience of children.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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...

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Manga Gets TV Anime in 2023 (Updated With English Video)

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 - 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 ...
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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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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...
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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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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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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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The Pillows Return to Provide Music for FLCL: Grunge, FLCL: Shoegaze Anime

1st new season FLCL: Grunge debuts in 2023 ― Production I.G. USA announced at its industry panel at Anime Expo on Friday that The Pillows will be providing music for the FLCL: Grunge anime and the FLCL: Shoegaze anime, two new seasons of the FLCL anime. The band's vocalist Sawao Yamanaka made a statement to fans. Yamanaka stated whereas the original FLCL theme song focused on Naoya's identity, the ne...
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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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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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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 - 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...

Macross Frontier, Macross Delta Anime Offered on Home Video Outside Japan

Nozomi Entertainment to distribute both anime for Bigwest ― Bigwest and Nozomi Entertainment announced during Bigwest's Macross panel at Anime Expo on Friday that they will release the Macross Frontier and Macross Delta anime on home video. Nozomi Entertainment describes Macross Frontier which it will release as a full series in a Blu-ray Disc box set: Many years ago, the Earth was caught up in an in...

A Turtle's Shell Is a Human's Ribs Anime Film's Trailer Unveils Cast, Staff, October Debut

Film of picture book screens at Anime Expo on Sunday, Monday ― The official website of the anime film adaptation of Satoshi Kawasaki's A Turtle's Shell Is a Human's Ribs (Kame no Kōra wa Abarabone) picture book revealed a trailer, cast, staff, visual, and October opening date for the film on Thursday. Ion Entertainment and Asmik Ace announced the film in January earlier this year. The film will scree...

Macross Plus, Macross II Anime Offered Overseas on Blu-ray Disc

Hidetaka Tenjin's Artistry of Macross: From Flash Back 2012 to Macross Frontier book offered in October ― Bigwest and Anime Limited announced during Bigwest's Macross panel at Anime Expo on Friday that they will release the Macross Plus anime on Blu-ray Disc in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Bigwest also announced that AnimEigo will release The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers Agai...
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Crunchyroll to Stream My Hero Academia Anime's New OVA Episodes on August 1

Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the new two-episode original video anime (OVA) on August 1 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Crunchyroll screened the North American premiere at this year's Anime Expo event on July 1 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. The first episode will have an original story centering on baseball...
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2nd Sword Art Online Progressive Anime Film Reveals Trailer, Cast, Staff

FictionJunction, Eir Aoi, ASCA, ReoNa perform theme song for anime's 10th anniversary ― The official website for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo (Scherzo of a Dark Dusk), the second film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- anime film series, revealed on Saturday a new trailer, cast, and staff. The film will feature a returning cast. In addition, Kaede Hon...
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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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Megaton Musashi Anime's 2nd Season Unveils Promo Video, Opening Theme, October 7 Premiere

Special Edition of 1st season airs on July 8 ― The official website for Level 5's Megaton-kyū Musashi multimedia project revealed a teaser promotional video and October 7 premiere for the second season of the project's television anime. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Eiyū no Uta" (Hero's Song) by Kodai Matsūra. The website also streamed a promotional video for the Spec...
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'Goodbye, Don Glees!' Anime Film Screens in N. American Theaters in September

Film screens on September 16 with previews on September 14-15 ― GKIDS announced on Friday that it will begin screening Atsuko Ishizuka and Madhouse's Goodbye, Don Glees original anime film in North American theaters on September 16, with fan preview screenings on September 14 for the English-subtitled version and September 15 for the English-dubbed version. Tickets go on sale on August 5. The company...
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Extreme Hearts Anime Casts Kana Ichinose, Asami Seto; Reveals New Key Visual

Kana Ichinose plays Snow Wolf member Michelle Jaeger, Asami Seto plays Ashley Vancroft in anime premiering on July 9 ― The official website for Extreme Hearts, the new project from writer Masaki Tsuzuki, revealed on Friday that the show has cast Kana Ichinose and Asami Seto. The website also revealed a new key visual for the anime. Kana Ichinose will play Michelle Jaeger Asami Seto will play Ashley V...
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Fuuto PI Anime's New Promo Video Previews Theme Song

Anime premieres on August 1 with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official Twitter account for FUUTO PI, the television anime of the Fūto Tantei manga, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the theme song "Tsumi to Batsu to Angura." 🟢🟢🟢アニメ #風都探偵主題歌入り予告PV解禁❗️🟣🟣🟣主題歌「罪と罰とアングラ」作曲・プロデュース: #吉川晃司作詞・ボーカル: #松岡充🔽詳しくはこちらhttps://t.co/zJ5aARLUd8#FUUTOPI pic.twitter.com/rG6...
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Lycoris Recoil Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Opening, Ending Themes

Anime debuts on July 2 ― The official website for director Shingo Adachi's original television anime Lycoris Recoil posted the second promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the opening and ending theme songs. ClariS is performing the opening theme song "ALIVE" and Sayuri is performing the ending theme song "Hana no Tō" (Flower Tower). The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX, To...

Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World TV Anime's BD/DVD Boxes to Include Original Video Anime

1st of 2 6-episode boxes also has limited edition with 1/7-scale Roxanne figure ― The Kadokawa Store and other retail sites reported on Wednesday that the Blu-ray Disc and DVD boxes for the television anime of Shachi Sogano's Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World (Isekai Meikyū de Harem o) light novel series will include original video anime (OVA) as bonus extras. The first box will ship on Novembe...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 26-July 2

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, Kekkaishi anime; Wandance, Outbride Beauty and the Beasts manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger BDPlease Discotek Media US$49.95 June 28 Kekkaishi BDCite Discotek Media US$79.95 June 28 Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 June 28 Place to Place BDPlease...
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Komi Can't Communicate Season 2 ‒ Episode 22

I just find it a little bit weird that no girls in the class gave anything to Tadano at all even when he has established friendships. None of this was helped by the fact that this was probably the ugliest episode of the show so far.
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Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story- ‒ SEASON FINALE

There's no heart-racing cliffhanger or explosive developments to whet our appetite for part two—unless, of course, you count Aoi and Eve flirting harder than ever before.
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The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

This episode didn't feel like the end of a season, it felt like an assortment of extra scenes that the creative team didn't know what to do with.
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Crunchyroll to Stream To Your Eternity Anime's Season 2 in Fall

Kiyoko Sayama directs 2nd season at Drive ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the second season of the television anime of Yoshitoki Oima's To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e) manga this fall worldwide except Asia. The second season will premiere this fall. Kiyoko Sayama (Vampire Knight, Prétear, Amanchu! Advance) is the new director for the anime, replacing Masahiko Murata. Dri...
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Sakuretsu! Amabie-Hime. Anime Shorts Premiere on July 2

Yūko Shirahama, Kaori Shimizu star in 5-minute shorts about amabie in modern era ― The Sakuretsu! Amabie-Hime. (Explosion! Princess Amabie.) anime about an amabie yokai princess in the modern Reiwa era will premiere on TV Saitama on July 2. The anime will air as 5-minute shorts. Yūko Shirahama as Amabie-Hime (pictured above on right), and Kaori Shimizu will play Shū (pictured above on left), Amabie's...

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