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Takashi Miike Directs Anime of Onimusha Game Series

Anime from Sublimation to use late actor Toshiro Mifune as model for Miyamoto Musashi ― The Netflix Tudum Japan event on Sunday revealed that CAPCOM's Onimusha game franchise is getting an anime adaptation that will stream on Netflix. Famed director Takashi Miike (live-action Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, Crows Zero, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Terraformars) will serve...
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Baku Yumemakura's Onmyōji Novels Get 1st Anime Adaptation on Netflix in 2023

Soubi Yamamoto directs anime ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed that Baku Yumemakura's Onmyōji novels are getting their first anime series adaptation. The anime will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2023. Soubi Yamamoto (Meganebu!, This Boy/Kono Danshi series) is directing the anime, and Natsu Hashimoto (Oshiete Hokusai!: The Animation) and Yuiko Katō (Agū: Tensai Ningyō) a...
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Crunchyroll to Stream Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence TV Anime

Hime Sawada plays Cecilia, Kaito Ishikawa plays Lawrence ― Aniplex revealed a promotional video for the television anime for Hazano Kazutake's Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence (Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi) manga on Saturday at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event. The video revealed the anime's April 2023 premiere and main cast members. The event also revealed a new visual for the anime. Hime Sawada p...

HIDIVE to Stream New Urusei Yatsura Anime

bilibili to also stream series premiering in Japan on October 13 ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed that HIDIVE and bilibili will stream the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga starting in October. The anime will premiere on October 13 and run for half a year, or two cours (quarters of a year), without breaks. The entire run of the anime will adapt s...
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Visual Prison

How can you not love vampires competing in a visual kei battle of the bands? ― Man, remember visual kei? It was all the rage among anime fans in the late 90's and 00's, back when I first got into the hobby. Fans discussed bands like Malice Mizer and Dir en Grey right alongside their favorite series despite them not having any obvious connection, and the cross-dressing singer Mana, a major influence i...
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My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex ‒ SEASON FINALE

With the shackles of their childish expectations of each other lifted, Yume and Mizuto are free to define whatever relationship they want between each other moving forward.
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 11

That idea of “hey let's just tell them the truth and let them decide if they wanna put up with this or not” is valid, and one that I don't think gets brought up enough in stories regarding secret identities.
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Arknights: Prelude to Dawn Anime's Promo Video Reveals ReoNa's Theme, October 28 Premiere

Key visual also revealed ― The official Twitter account for Arknights: Prelude to Dawn, the television anime adaptation of the Arknights smartphone game, began streaming a full promotional video for the anime on Saturday. The video reveals and previews ReoNa's opening theme song "Alive." The Twitter account also revealed a key visual. The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 28, and will also a...
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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Anime's Promo Video Reveals Staff, Cast Member

Chiaki Kobayashi stars as Mashle in 2023 anime ― Aniplex revealed a new promotional video for television anime adaptation of Hajime Kōmoto's Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday. The video reveals that Chiaki Kobayashi will play Mashle in the anime. The event also revealed the show's staff. Tomoya Tanaka (Engage Kiss, Visual Prison) is directing the anime ...
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Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Cast, April 2023 Debut (Updated)

Hime Sawada plays Cecilia, Kaito Ishikawa plays Lawrence ― Aniplex revealed a promotional video for the television anime for Hazano Kazutake's Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence (Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi) manga on Saturday at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event. The video revealed the anime's April 2023 premiere and main cast members. The event also revealed a new visual for the anime. Hime Sawada p...
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UniteUp! YouTube Project Gets TV Anime in January 2023

CloverWorks produces idol anime ― Aniplex announced at the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday that Sony Music's "next dimensional idol project" UniteUp! is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere in January 2023. CloverWorks is producing the anime. The anime version will feature different idol groups including: Protostar: Kikunosuke Toya as Akira Kiyose Ryotaro Yamaguchi as...
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Ayakashi Triangle Anime Unveils Main Cast

Shōya Chiba, Miyu Tomita, Kana Ichinose, Tesshō Genda star in gender-bending ninja romcom ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event announced the cast for the television anime of Kentaro Yabuki's Ayakashi Triangle manga on Saturday. It also debuted the anime's second teaser visual: The main cast members are: Shōya Chiba as Matsuri Kazamaki (Male) Miyu Tomita as Matsuri Kazamaki (Female) Kana Ichinose as S...
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My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 Manga Gets TV Anime in 2023 (Updated)

Inori Minase, Kouki Uchiyama star in series at Madhouse ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed that Mashiro's Loving Yamada at Lv999! (Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru) manga is getting a television anime adaptation in 2023. The event revealed the anime's English title as My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999. 🎀‥‥∵‥‥∵‥‥∵‥‥∵🎀 山田くんとLv999の恋をする   TVアニメ化決定!🎮‥‥∵‥‥∵‥‥∵‥‥🎮マンガアプリ「GANMA!」...
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Fate/strange Fake Spinoff Story Gets TV Anime Special on December 31

Simultaneous English subtitles, dubbing offered ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event announced on Saturday that Ryohgo Narita's Fate/strange Fake spinoff story is inspiring a television anime special. The Fate/strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn- special will air on December 31 during the annual Fate Project New Year's TV Special. The story follows a new Holy Grail War waged between Mages and Heroes at Sn...

A-1 Pictures Produces Eisen Flügel Anime Film With Director Seiji Mizushima

Gen Urobuchi wrote novel series originally published in 2009 ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event revealed on Saturday that A-1 Pictures is producing the Eisen Flügel theatrical anime film. Gen Urobuchi is credited with the original story, and Seiji Mizushima is the chief director of the film at A-1 Pictures. Daizen Komatsuda is the director, Keigo Sasaki is adapting Takashi Takeuchi of TYPE-MOON's o...
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II Anime's Promo Video Reveals January 2023 Premiere

New season will feature returning staff ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed a new visual and promotional video on Saturday for The Misfit of Demon King Academy II, the second season of the The Misfit of Demon King Academy anime. The video reveals the new season will premiere in January 2023. The new season will air in split cours (quarters of a year). The new season is replacing...
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Tomo-chan is a Girl Anime Reveals New Video, 2 New Cast Members

Kohei Amasaki, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka join cast for series premiering in January with Crunchyroll streaming ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event revealed new cast members and a new video on Saturday for the television anime of Fumita Yanagida's Tomo-chan Is a Girl! (Tomo-chan wa Onna no Ko) manga. The new cast members include Kohei Amasaki as Kosuke Misaki (pictured first below) and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - Memorial Edition TV Anime's 3rd Promo Video Features New Song by Susumu Hirasawa

Crunchyroll streams TV version of 2012-2013 film trilogy starting on October 1 ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday streamed a new promotional video for Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - Memorial Edition, the upcoming television anime version of Studio 4°C's Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy. The video features a new insert song composed by Susumu Hirasawa titled "Ensei" (Expedition). ...
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ATRI: My Dear Moments Novel Game Gets TV Anime at Troyca

Makoto Katō directs anime ― The Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday revealed that Aniplex.exe's ATRI: My Dear Moments game is getting a television anime adaptation at TROYCA. Makoto Katō (Bloom Into You, Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note) is directing the series at TROYCA, ad Jukki Hanada is in charge of the series composition. Asuta Konno at Frontwing is credited with t...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer ‒ Episodes 11-12

Biscuit Hammer eschews all of its build-up to a confrontation to instead focus on the sticky mess of thorns that makes up the Asahina family.
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Tokyo Mew Mew New ‒ SEASON FINALE

It's a good thing that a second season of this show has been announced, because otherwise this would be a very unfair place to end things.
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One Piece Film Red Anime Earns 15 Billion Yen After 46 Days

Eiichiro Oda draws new wanted poster visual of Uta ― The official website for the One Piece Film Red anime revealed on Thursday that the film has earned 15 billion yen (about US$103 million) as of Tuesday, September 20, its 46th day in the Japanese box office. To commemorate the feat, Eiichiro Oda drew a visual that depicts the film's central character Uta in a wanted poster as with most of the franc...

Naruto Anime Leaves Netflix in October

Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black, Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse also leave on October 14 ― Netflix revealed on Tuesday that seasons 1-9 of the Naruto anime will leave the service on October 31. In addition, the Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black and Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse will both leave the service on October 14. Viz Media began making some of its Naruto and Bleach library available on Netflix in 2...

HIDIVE to Stream Management of a Novice Alchemist, My Master Has No Tail, Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit Anime

Sentai Filmworks to release all 3 series on home video ― HIDIVE announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Management of a Novice Alchemist, My Master Has No Tail, and Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit anime, and it will exclusively stream all three series this fall. Sentai Filmworks will release all three anime on home video. The television anime of Mizuho Itsuki's Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no T...

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Anime's Teaser Unveils Cast, Staff

Junya Enoki, Iori Saeki, Nana Harumura star in January 2023 anime ― The television anime of artist Norihito Sasaki, writer Nana Mikoshiba, and character designer Riko Korie's The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Hyо̄ken no Majutsushi ga Sekai wo Suberu - Sekai Saikyо̄ no Majutsushi de Aru Shо̄nen wa, Majutsu Gakuin ni Nyūgaku Suru) light novel series debuted a teaser promotional video and a te...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV ‒ Episode 10

Bell Cranell's fight against the Juggernaut, the Dungeon's final line of defense, could be far more than he bargained for.
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Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World ‒ SEASON FINALE

Michio has successfully gotten laid, and we even get to watch him fill out the rest of the characters, glossed over as the credits roll because it seems Passione is about as sick of making this thing as I am of watching it.
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Shadows House Season 2 ‒ SEASON FINALE

Secrets come to light in Shadows House season two's finale as we discover the true mastermind behind the series' nefarious plot.
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The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting ‒ SEASON FINALE

A wholesome ending to a wholesome show, but not without its faults. The episode encapsulates so much of what The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting gets so consistently right - and wrong.
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Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Anime Streams Opening Theme Song Video

Saori Hayami performs "Tear of Will" ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming the opening theme song video for Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal (Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal in Japanese), the television anime of Square Enix's Legend of Mana game, on Friday. Saori Hayami performs the opening theme song "Tear of Will." The series is collaborating with Kasugai City in Aichi prefe...
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island

Opening soon in theaters in the U.S., how does this expansion of a classic Gundam episode hold up as a full-length film? ― The existence of this film is an oddity, being a retelling of the 15th episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. Apparently, that episode had some issues on the visual production side, prompting its omission from the English-language releases, so you can interpret this f...
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Bocchi the Rock! Anime's Character Promo Video Highlights Nijika Ijichi

Sayumi Suzushiro plays Nijika in anime premiering on October 8 ― Aniplex began streaming on Friday a character promotional video for the anime of Aki Hamaji's four-panel manga Bocchi the Rock!, and it highlights Nijika Ijichi. Aniplex previously streamed a character promotional video for Hitori "Bocchi-chan" ("Loner") Gotō: The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV chann...
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Blue Lock Anime's Intro Video Previews Ending Theme Song

Anime will air for 6 consecutive months with 24 episodes ― The official website for the television anime of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock soccer manga began streaming on Friday an introduction video. The video previews the anime's ending theme song "Winner" by Shugo Nakamura. The website also revealed that the series will run for two consecutive cours (quarters of a year) with 24 e...
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Sōkyū no Fafner Behind the Line Anime's Video Announces January 20 Opening

Spinoff to debut in advance screenings in theaters ― The "Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth Opening Day Stage Greeting & Kazuki's Birthday Celebration" event announced on Friday that the Sōkyū no Fafner Behind the Line spinoff anime will start its special advance screening run in theaters on January 20. The event also debuted a promotional video: Behind the Line is a self-contained st...
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L.A.'s Animation Is Film Fest to Screen Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, Oni: Thunder God's Tale

"Summer Ghost" anime short also screens during festival ― The official website for GKIDS, Annecy, and Variety magazine's Animation Is Film Festival announced on Thursday that it will hold the world premiere of Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, the anime film of Nao Iwamoto's Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni manga, on October 21. The festival will also host the theatrical world premiere of the California-based ...
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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Casts Akira Ishida as Saguru Hakuba

Ishida reprises role from Magic Kaito, Detective Conan franchises ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga revealed on Wednesday that Akira Ishida will join the cast of the anime as Saguru Hakuba. Ishida has played the character before in anime of both Magic Kaito and Detective Conan. ...

Lupin III, Cat's Eye Get CG Crossover Anime in 2023

Lupin III vs. Cat's Eye debuts exclusively on Amazon Prime globally ― TMS announced on Thursday that it is producing a new cel-shaded CG crossover anime titled Lupin III vs. Cat's Eye, which will debut worldwide exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. The announcement did not reveal the length of the anime. The new project celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the Lupin III anime, and the 40th a...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 18-24

Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-, Shadows House anime; Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, Look Back manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Dragon Ball Super Complete Series Limited Edition BDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$199.98 September 20 Girls und Panzer das Finale Part 3 BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$29.98 September 20 Pokémon: Pikachu & Friends - Starring Eevee DVDAnimeNew...
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Hideo Kojima, Kazutaka Kodaka Praise Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime

Kodaka also takes the opportunity to plug his Akudama Drive cyberpunk anime ― Game creators Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear, Death Stranding) and Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa) are among the legions of fans on Twitter singing praise for Studio Trigger's Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime series based on CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 game. Kojima tweeted on Tuesday: "I just watched 'Cyberpunk Edgerunners' in one ...

Sentai Filmworks to Release Carole & Tuesday Anime on Home Video

Home video release launches this fall ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has acquired the home entertainment rights to Carole & Tuesday, the original anime by supervising director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance) and anime studio BONES. Sentai will release the anime on home video this fall. The company describes the story: In the not too distant...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Ending Theme Song

MKLNtic perform ending theme for October 1 anime ― The staff for the television anime of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga revealed on Thursday the second promotional video for the anime's second season. The video previews the ending theme song "Happy Life" by virtual YouTuber singing unit MKLNtic. The anime will premiere on October 1 on AT-X and ABC TV, on October ...
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New Urusei Yatsura Anime Adds 3 More Cast Members

Kenta Miyake, Takahiro Sakurai, Marina Inoue join anime premiering on ― The staff for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga announced three more cast members on Thursday: Kenta Miyake as Onsen Mark Takahiro Sakurai as Tsubame Ozuno Marina Inoue as Ryōko Mendō The anime also presented the character design for Kotatsu Neko: The anime will premiere on October 13 and run for...

Crunchyroll to Recast Mob Psycho 100 III for Simuldub

Voice actor Kyle McCarley revealed in a video on Tuesday that he may not return as the anime's protagonist ― Crunchyroll confirmed to gaming news outlet Kotaku that the company is recasting the characters in Mob Psycho 100's third season. A spokesperson for Crunchyroll said the choice was made to record the simuldub for Mob Psycho 100 III at the company's Dallas production studio and in order to "acc...
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Mob Psycho 100 Anime Season 3's Promo Video Highlights Mob

Clips highlight Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama from 1st 2 seasons ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming a character promotional video for Mob Psycho 100 III, the third season of the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, on Wednesday. The clips in the video highlight Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama from the anime's first two seasons: The anime will premiere on October 5 on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji and on October 7 ...
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Netflix Streams Pokémon Ultimate Journeys Anime on October 21

Netflix revealed on Wednesday that it will begin streaming Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, the Pokémon anime 25th season, on October 21. Pokémon Journeys: The Series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in Japan under the title Pocket Monster in November 2019, two days after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games shipped worldwide. The series continues to air in Japan under that nam...

Crunchyroll Announces Release Schedule for Fall 2022 Anime Season (Updated)

Chainsaw Man, Mob Psycho 100 III, Spy×Family, My Hero Academia, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, Pop Team Epic, more ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it is streaming the following anime (dub languages streaming at later date in parentheses) for the fall 2022 season: September 24 I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss (English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French) Septe...

GKIDS Screens Evangelion 3.0+1.01 Film in U.S. in December

Film screens on December 6, 8, 11 ― GKIDS announced on Wednesday that it and Fathom Events will screen the Evangelion: 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||) film in Japanese with English subtitles in U.S. theaters on December 6, 8, and 11. Tickets will go on sale on November 2. The company streamed an announcement trailer: GKIDS will release the film on home video at a later d...
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The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious ‒ Episode 8

Look I'm sorry, I really am, but I just couldn't get swept up and be swayed by the emotions that were on display this episode, even though I desperately wanted to.
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The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki Northern War Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Cast

Makoto Koichi, Yuichi Nakamura, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, Yūki Ono star in 2023 anime ― The official website for The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki Northern War, Tatsunoko Pro's television anime adaptation of Nihon Falcom's The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Eiyū Densetsu Sen no Kiseki) game series began streaming the first promotional video on Wednesday. The video reveals the main cast. The cast...
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RWBY: Ice Queendom ‒ SEASON FINALE

Ice Queendom has been an amazing experiment to witness. Regardless of your feelings on the original webseries, the fact that it was able to reach the medium that clearly inspired it is heartwarming in its own right.
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Overlord IV ‒ Episode 12

The thing about facing their own mortality so directly is that it serves as a catalyst: it forces them the focus on what is most important to them in what looks to be their last hours.
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Junji Nishimura, Mamoru Oshii's Hikari no Ō Fantasy TV Anime Unveils More Staff, January Debut

Ghost in the Shell's Kenji Kawai scores anime of Rieko Hinata's novels ― The television anime of Rieko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada's Hikari no Ō (The Firecatcher Lord) fantasy novel series unveiled more staff members,its January 2023 premiere, and a teaser visual on Wednesday. The newly announced staff members are: Character Design: Takuya Saito (Knights of Ramune & 40, Outlaw Star, Macross Zero) Chief...
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Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 ‒ Episode 9

This is a stellar focus episode that lets Keke and Sumire finally connect in a real way, and even if you're not into shipping an isopod and a panda, it's hard not to get teary-eyed nonetheless.
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Modern Love Anthology Series Previews Naoko Yamada's Anime Episode in Trailer

Haru Kuroki, Masataka Kubota star in K-On!, The Heike Story director's episode ― Amazon Prime Video Japan posted a new trailer on Wednesday for its Modern Love: Tokyo ~Samazama na Ai no Katachi~ (Various Forms of Love) original anthology series, which will contain an anime episode by Naoko Yamada (K-On!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice). The video previews clips from each episode, including Yamada's ...
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One Piece Film Red Stays at #1 for 7th Straight Weekend

Gekijō-ban Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours stays at #4 ― The One Piece Film Red anime stayed at #1 for a seventh straight weekend at the Japanese box office. The film earned 580,877,040 yen (about US$4.04 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 412,000 tickets over the weekend. The film sold over 10.72 million tickets for a cumulative total of 14,755,032,100 yen (about US$102.64 million) a...
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One Piece Film Red Tops Weathering With You as #7 All-Time Anime Film in Japan

Film has earned 14.9 billion yen, sold 10.72 million tickets ― The One Piece Film Red anime sold 10.72 million tickets for 14.94 billion yen (about US$103 million) as of Monday, thus surpassing Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You film (14.19 billion yen or about US$98 million) to become the #7 all-time highest-earning anime film in Japan. It is now also the #13 all-time highest-earning film in Japan...

Chainsaw Man Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, Trailer

Ryan Colt Levy, Suzie Yeung, Sarah Wiedenheft, Reagan Murdock star ― Crunchyroll announced on Monday the English dub cast for the television anime of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga. The company also streamed an English trailer: The English cast includes: Ryan Colt Levy as Denji Suzie Yeung as Makima Sarah Wiedenheft as Power Reagan Murdock as Aki Mike McFarland will direct the English dub. Cru...
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BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense Anime's 2nd Season Delayed to January 2023

New season's 1st promo video reveals returning staff, studio ― Kadokawa announced on Tuesday that the second season of the BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense anime will now premiere in January 2023. The show was previously scheduled to premiere this year. Kadokawa also revealed the staff for the show's second season. Shin Oonuma (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Watamote) is ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2022, Sep 9-15

Made in Abyss and Call of the Night are both cementing their position in the cumulative. Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these rankings are b...
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GONZO Holds Story Writing Contest for 'SAMURAI cryptos' NFT/Blockchain Project

Winning submissions will be used as story concepts for eventual NFT anime ― Animation studio GONZO is holding a story writing contest for its "SAMURAI cryptos" blockchain and NFT project. The winning submissions will be used as story concepts for the eventual NFT anime, and the writers will be credited under the role of "Proposal Assistance." GONZO is holding the contest in collaboration with the sma...

Tokyo Mew Mew New Anime Gets 2nd Season in April 2023

Announcement video streamed ― The official website for Tokyo Mew Mew New, the all-new anime of Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi's Tokyo Mew Mew manga, announced on Wednesday that the series will get a second season in April 2023 on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. The website began streaming an announcement video: The first season's 12th and final episode aired on the same day. The episode featured an insert ...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1033

Episode 1033 is a visual feast, nailing scene after scene, cut after cut, in an absolute tour de force of weekly television
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Classroom of the Elite II ‒ Episode 12

All his life Ryuen thought he had an unstoppable superpower that lets him get what he wants. But not feeling fear pales in comparison to the power of not giving a damn about anything at all.
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This Week in Anime - Do the Emotional Beats of Drifting Home Hit Hard?

The newest film from Studio Colorido sends a group of sixth-graders out to sea to deal with their burgeoning adolescent feelings. Can a film about a drifting apartment complex bring its big emotions home? ― The newest film from Studio Colorido sends a group of sixth-graders out to sea to deal with their burgeoning adolescent feelings. Can a film about a drifting apartment complex bring its big emoti...
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Laid-Back Camp Anime Film Gets Dolby Screenings in Japan Starting on September 30

Film opened in Japan on July 1, earned 1 billion yen as of August 23 ― The staff of the Eiga Yurukyan△ (Laid-Back Camp Movie) anime film based on Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga revealed on Tuesday that the film will get Dolby Cinema screenings in seven theaters in Japan starting on September 30. The film opened at #3 on July 1 and earned 351,407,900 yen (about US$2.58 million) in...
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Yurei Deco ‒ SEASON FINALE

I don't even want to spend the many paragraphs that I could easily use to ask “What the hell!?” and “No, seriously, that was the point this whole time?”, because Yurei Deco isn't interested in doing that, either.
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Marza Animation Planet Streams 'Samurai Frog Golf' CG Anime Short

3-minute anime short features retired frog samurai ― CG animation studio Marza Animation Planet started streaming its latest CG anime short titled "Samurai Frog Golf" on its YouTube channel on Friday. Marza Animation Planet's original anime short film made its world premiere as an Official Selection at the SIGGRAPH 2022 Computer Animation Festival's Electric Theater, which was held from August 8-11. ...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Film Reveals Theme Song, Insert Song Artists

MindaRyn performs theme song; TRUE, STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION perform insert songs ― The official website for the Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna-hen (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds) anime film revealed the film's theme song and insert song artists on Tuesday. MindaRyn will perform the film's theme song "Make Me Feel Better." TRUE and STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION will p...
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Romantic Killer Anime's Trailer Reveals More Cast, Ending Song

Yuichiro Umehara, Gakuto Kajiwara, Natsuki Hanae, Kenjiro Tsuda, Manaka Iwami, Hiro Shimono join cast ― Netflix unveiled a new trailer for the anime of Wataru Momose's Romantic Killer manga on Tuesday. The trailer revealed new cast members and also reveals and previews the anime's ending theme song "Romantic Love ~Renai Shimasen ka?☆~ (Won't You Fall in Love) by Mikako Komatsu. The cast includes (fro...
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Keiichi Hara's Lonely Castle in the Mirror Anime Film Reveals More Cast

Sakura Kiryu, Takumi Kitamura, Aoi Miyazaki, Rihito Itagaki, Yuuki Kaji, 3 more join December 23 film ― The official website for the anime film of Mizuki Tsujimura's Lonely Castle in the Mirror (Kagami no Kojō) novel revealed more cast members for the anime film on Tuesday. The cast includes: (Top row, left to right in image above) Sakura Kiryu as Aki, a cool and collected older sister figure to ever...
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Kingdom Anime's 4th Season Delays 24th Episode Due to Typhoon Nanmadol

Anime resumes airing on September 25 with back-to-back episodes ― The official Twitter account of NHK Anime announced on Saturday the delayed airing of the 24th episode of the Kingdom anime's fourth season, to give way to the continuing news coverage on Typhoon Nanmadol. The 24th episode would have aired on September 17 at 24:00 (effectively Sunday, September 18 at 12:00 a.m.), but will instead air o...

Chainsaw Man Anime Reveals English-Subtitled Trailer, More Cast, Opening Theme, 12 Ending Theme Songs

Shiori Izawa, Mariya Ise, Karin Takahashi, Taku Yashiro, Kenjiro Tsuda join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga revealed on Monday a new English-subtitled trailer, five cast members, the opening theme song, and 12 ending theme songs. The trailer previews the opening theme song "KICK BACK" by Kenshi Yonezu. The newly announced cast includes: Sh...

Tubi TV Streams B't X Anime, B't X Neo OVA

25-episode series aired in Japan in 1996, 14-episode OVA series debuted in 1997 ― Tubi TV is streaming the B't X television anime series and the B't X Neo original video animation (OVA) sequel. The company is streaming Anime Midstream's more recent English dub. The original 25-episode television series aired in Japan in 1996. Mamoru Hamatsu (Lupin III: Return of Pycal, Glass Mask, Legendary Armor Sam...
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Nights with a Cat Makes a Perfect Advertisement for Cat Food

The adorable short anime collaborates with the Ciao Churu cat food brand ― The adorable Nights with a Cat short anime unveiled a 15-seconod collaboration commercial on Thursday with its perfect partner in crime: the Ciao Churu cat food brand. The ad features the following cat celebrities on social media: Uni, Komaru, Shirasu and Niboshi, Purin and Mel, Matsutake and Osushi, and Maru. The anime has be...
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Housing Complex C Anime Reveals English Dub Cast

Xanthe Huynh, Kayli Mills, Jake Eberle star ― Adult Swim announced on Monday the English dub cast members for the Housing Complex C horror anime. The anime will star Xanthe Huynh, Kayli Mills, and Jake Eberle. The dub cast will also include Sean Chiplock, Suzie Yeung, Doug Stone, Michael Sorich, Caitlin Glass, Janis Carroll, Bob Carter, and Ryan Colt Levy. Housing Complex C will premiere on October 1...
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RADWIMPS, Kazuma Jinnouchi Score Music for Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Anime Film

TikTok performer Toaka performs theme song ― CoMix Wave Films, Story Inc., and TOHO announced on Tuesday that RADWIMPS will score Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari or literally, Suzume's Door-Locking), Makoto Shinkai's first new film in three years. RADWIMPS and Shinkai previously collaborated on Shinkai's your name. and Weathering With You anime films. Seattle-based Hollywood film composer, Kazuma Jinnouch...
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A Couple of Cuckoos Anime Marks Climax with Live Drawing Video

Manga creator Miki Yoshikawa, voice actress Akari Kitō draw Erika ― To commemorate the climax of the A Couple of Cuckoos anime, Kadokawa posted a section of a live drawing session featuring manga creator Miki Yoshikawa and Erika Amano's voice actress Akari Kitō. The pre-recorded video first debuted at Crunchyroll Expo in August. The two reflected on the story and shared their perspective on their wor...
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Art Corporation's Move to the Future Web Series Posts 6th Episode

The Rising of The Shield Hero's Takao Abo directs short at Studio Bind ― House-moving business Art Corporation streamed the sixth episode of its Move to the Future series of sci-fi anime shorts on Sunday. The ad depicts the future of moving house with a gadget maker, who is strongly implied to be the heroine Izumi's future self, overcoming a slump. The shorts tell the heartwarming story of a girl nam...

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