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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Anime Confirmed as 2023 TV Series

Manga artist Tsukasa Abe celebrates news with illustration ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe's Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (Sōsō no Frieren) manga confirmed on Tuesday that the anime will be a television series premiering next year. The account also posted an illustration by Abe commemorating the broadcast news: -------------------------『葬送のフリーレン』------...
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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Film Stays at #1, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Film Opens at #2

One Piece Film Red stays at #4, Karada Sagashi drops to #8, 2nd Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- film to #10 ― Makoto Shinkai's Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) film stayed at #1 in its third weekend. The film sold 612,000 tickets on Saturday and Sunday, and earned 842,663,270 yen (about US$6.1 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has now sold a cumulative total of 4.60 million tickets for 6,2...
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The Legendary Hero Is Dead! TV Anime Unveils 3 Cast Members, 'Thigh-High Socks Visual'

Ayana Taketatsu, Hibiku Yamamura, Yurika Kubo join cast ― The staff for the television anime of Subaruichi's The Legendary Hero is Dead! (Yūsha ga Shinda! Murabito no Ore ga Hotta Otoshiana ni Yuusha ga Ochita Kekka) manga unveiled three more cast members and a "thigh-high socks visual" of their characters on Monday. The new cast members are: Ayana Taketatsu as Anri Hibiku Yamamura as Yuna Yurika Kub...
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Studio Ghibli Returns For Brush Painting-Inspired TV Ad

Ghibli created animated ads for Nisshin Seifun Group between 2010-2015 ― In 2010, Studio Ghibli began creating animated ads for the Nisshin Seifun Group, a Japanese food and manufacturing conglomerate. The group began streaming its fourth ad on Monday. Like the first three ads that aired between 2010-2015, the ad stars Konyara, a cat that Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki himself drew, along with the kit...
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Anime Frontier Screens World Premiere of Revenger Anime, Early Premires for The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague, More Anime

Also: Free! The Final Stroke, Yuri Is My Job!, Reborn to Master the Blade, AYAKA ― Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will screen the world premiere of visual novel developer Nitroplus and distributor Shochiku's Revenger original television anime at this year's event. The company will also screen early premieres for The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague, Yuri Is My Job!, Reborn to Master the...
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Pop Team Epic Season 2 ‒ Episode 9

Alright, my fellow Crusaders, are you ready to Bump some more Boos!?
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I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss ‒ Episode 10

I'm legitimately surprised by how viscerally disgusted I am by every scene where Cedric tries to be a “good guy” for Aileen.
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Intrigue ‒ Episode 45

History, in all its relatively-brief states of affairs that too many people become complacent in, is built on what-might-have-beens, and this stretch of LOGH is all about laying out those critical turning points.
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Suzume Anime Film Earns 6.26 Billion Yen in 17 Days

Film has sold a cumulative total of 4.60 million tickets ― The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web reported on Monday that Makoto Shinkai's Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) anime film has crossed 6.269 billion yen (about US$45.5 million) in its first 17 days at the Japanese box office. The film has sold a cumulative total of 4.60 million tickets. The film earned 843 million yen (US$6.10 million) on Saturday and...
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury ‒ Episode 8

There's no sugarcoating it: This is the worst-looking G-Witch episode by far.
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The Vampire Dies in No Time Anime's 2nd Season Previewed in Promo Video, Ad

New season premieres on January 9 ― Frontier Works began streaming a second promotional video and a commercial on Monday for the second season of the television anime of Itaru Bonnoki's The Vampire Dies in No Time (Kyūketsuki Sugu Shinu) manga. The videos preview the opening theme song, and reveal that the show will premiere on January 9. Ayumu Murase will play Mikazuki, a dhampir who has come to Shi...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, November 14-20

My Hero Academia earns 3.4%; Gundam: Witch from Mercury, Spy×Family earn 2.4% ― Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle aired on TV Tokyo on Friday, November 18 at 5:55 p.m., and it earned a 1.9% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV November 20 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.6 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV November 20 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.4 Detective Conan NTV Novem...
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Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure Series' Video Reveals Additional Cast

Japanese comedy duo Shimofuri Myojo's Seiya, Soshina join cast ― Netflix began streaming a new cast announcement video for Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure (Gudetama: Haha wo Tazunete Donkurai), a new live-action and CG hybrid series based on Sanrio's famous lazy character Gudetama, on Monday. The video reveals Japanese comedy duo Shimofuri Myojo's Soshina and Seiya will voice the characters Guretam...
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Dark Gathering TV Anime Reveals Summer 2023 Debut

― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the television anime of Kenichi Kondo's Dark Gathering manga will debut in summer 2023. The anime stars Yū Sasahara as Yayoi Hо̄zuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Keitarо̄ Gentо̄ga, and Kana Hanazawa as Eiko Hо̄zuki. Hiroshi Ikehata (FLCL Progressive, Kiratto Pri☆Chan, Space Battleship Tiramisu) is directing the anim...
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Urusei Yatsura ‒ Episode 7

This episode felt like a random collection of really sad stories with a bunch of comedic commentators reacting to them, and that's totally ok with me.
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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime's Latest Short Promo Video, Visual Introduce Adam, Eve

Daisuke Namikawa, Tatsuhisa Suzuki voice characters for anime premiering in January ― The official website for NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a, the television anime adaptation of Square Enix and Platinum Games' NieR:Automata action role-playing game, began streaming a new short promotional video on Friday that highlights the characters Adam (voiced by Daisuke Namikawa) and Eve (voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki). Th...
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The [email protected] Cinderella Girls U149 TV Anime's New Video Reveals Staff, Cast, April 2023 Debut

Mushoku Tensei's Manabu Okamoto helms anime at Cygames Pictures ― The second day of "The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Twinkle Live Constellation Graduation" concerts debuted the third promotional video for the television anime of Kyowno's The [email protected] Cinderella Girls U149 manga on Sunday. The video announces that the anime's staff, cast, and April 2023 premiere. TVアニメ「アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ U149」2023年4...
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Bocchi the Rock! ‒ Episode 8

Seeing Bocchi not just stand her ground, but pull the rest of the band out of their fears, before losing herself in her guitar, has to go down as one of the best moments in anime this year.
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Bullbuster Anime Streams 'Ultra Teaser' Video With Animated Footage

Studio NUT, Hero Mask director Hiroyasu Aoki's 2023 series about "economically viable robot heroes" ― Kadokawa's official YouTube channel began streaming an "ultra teaser" video for the upcoming television anime of the Bullbuster franchise on Sunday. The teaser is the first reveal of the anime's footage. The franchise had a stage presentation at the Kitakyushu Pop Culture Festival event on Sunday. In...
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Akiba Maid War ‒ Episode 8

Akiba Maid War doing a Baseball Episode is one of those ideas that pretty well sells itself, so I'm grateful to see the actual result live up to the storied pedigree of its concept.
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World Dai Star Project About Aspiring Stage Actresses Gets Spring TV Anime, Summer Game App

Manaka Iwami, Ikumi Hasegawa, Sally Amaki, Maria Naganawa, Naomi Ōzora, Nanako Mori, Rico Sasaki, Minami Tanaka, Reina Kondo, Shuka Saitō star ― Bandai Visual's Emotion label announced in a live stream on Sunday that its World Dai Star "theatrical girls" multimedia project will have a television anime premiering next spring and a game app launching next summer. The story is set in a world after Dai S...
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Tomo-chan is a Girl Anime Reveals Full Promo Video, More Staff, Ending Song, January 4 Debut, 13-Episode Length

Anime of Fumita Yanagida's romantic comedy manga ― Aniplex's official YouTube channel began streaming the full promotional video for the television anime of Fumita Yanagida's Tomo-chan Is a Girl! (Tomo-chan wa Onna no Ko) manga on Sunday. The video revealed the anime's January 4 premiere and the anime's ending theme titled "yurukuru*love." Cast members Rie Takahashi, Rina Hidaka, and Sally Amaki are ...
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Shinobi no Ittoki ‒ Episode 8

I think the show could really benefit from putting more characters we care about into these scenes. Or at least having them address our core cast more directly.
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My Hero Academia Season 6 ‒ Episode 122

This is where Katsuki Bakugo becomes a hero.
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Reincarnated as a Sword ‒ Episode 8

So Amanda is going to be a polarizing character. She effectively has one joke, which amounts to re-enacting a Droopy Dog sketch but with sexual harassment at every turn.
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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime Casts Atsumi Tanezaki as Lily

Ground resistance unit's android introduced in 'Promotion File 006' video ― The official website for NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a, the television anime of Square Enix and Platinum Games' NieR:Automata action role-playing game, began streaming its "Promotion File 006" video that highlights the android Lily voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki on Saturday. The website also revealed a visual for this android in the grou...
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Yū Hokuō Launches Mitsudomoe Seitokaichos Manga

Comedy manga about 3 student council presidents launches in December ― The December issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine announced on Tuesday that Yū Hokuō is launching a new manga titled Mitsudomoe Seitokaichos (Student Council Presidents' Three-Way Battle) in the magazine's January 2023 issue on December 22. The comedy manga's story revolves around three high school students who were all el...
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Do It Yourself!! ‒ Episode 8

Although it remains stalwartly lighthearted in tone, this is the most seriously that the series has dealt with a very core component of the DIY lifestyle: failure.
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Mob Psycho 100 III ‒ Episode 8

Depending on who you ask, this could be Mob Psycho 100's grandest statement or stupidest sidebar. It's probably a bit of both.
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The Eminence in Shadow ‒ Episode 8

The dark humor of The Eminence in Shadow is on full display this week, and it makes for the funniest episode of the series so far.

Tatsunoko Pro Reveals Original Pole Dancing Anime Pole Princess!!

Rio Tsuchiya stars in youth anime about girls pole dancing ― Tatsunoko Production revealed a new original pole dancing-themed anime project on Friday titled Pole Princess!!, including the anime's cast, staff, visual, and promotional video. Avex Pictures and Tatsunoko Pro are both credited for the original work. Hitomi Ezoe (episode director for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise, Kageki Shoujo!!, Uta...
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Mob Psycho 100 III Anime Unveils Final Arc's Promo Video

3rd season of anime based on ONE's manga premiered on October 5 ― The official website for Mob Psycho 100 III, the third season of the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime's final arc on Thursday. The anime premiered on October 5 on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji and on October 7 on Cartoon Network in Japan. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime wor...
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Heavenly Delusion Anime's Teaser Promo Video Reveals Full Staff

Hirotaka Mori directs anime at Production I.G ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Masakazu Ishiguro's Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku Dai Makyō) manga revealed a teaser promotional video and the show's full staff on Friday. Hirotaka Mori (episode director for Joker Game, unit director for Psycho-Pass film) is directing the anime at Production I.G. Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass, Scho...
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Masamune-kun's Revenge R Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Spring 2023 Premiere

Opening theme artist, more cast also revealed ― The official website for the television anime of Hazuki Takeoka and Tiv's Masamune-kun's Revenge (Masamune-kun no Revenge) manga revealed the first promotional video on Friday for Masamune-kun's Revenge R (Masamune-kun no Revenge R), the show's second season. The video reveals that the anime will premiere in spring 2023, and also reveals and previews Ay...
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Chainsaw Man ‒ Episode 7

Let it never be said that Chainsaw Man deals in false advertising, because, if nothing else, “Taste of a Kiss” gives us exactly what it says on the tin.
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Answerman - What Happened to Shoujo Anime?

It's not your imagination—there are fewer shoujo anime adaptations than ever. Kim explains the factors behind the genre's long-term decline. ― Matt asked: Back when I was growing up (US circa ~2000s), it felt like shoujo anime were a powerhouse of the medium, closely on par with their shonen counterparts, assuming popularity at anime clubs and conventions was representative. Now in the far future of...
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Maaya Sakamoto Performs Ending Theme for Hikari no Ō Fantasy TV Anime

Series premieres on January 14 ― The official website for the television anime of Rieko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada's Hikari no Ō (The Firecatcher Lord) fantasy novel series announced on Friday that Maaya Sakamoto will perform the ending theme song "Mada Tōku ni Iru" (You are Still So Far Away) for the anime. The anime series will premiere on January 14 at 10:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. EST) on the premium subs...
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Spy Classroom Anime's Character Video Highlights Annett

Tomori Kusunoki voices character in anime premiering in January ― Kadokawa revealed a character video on Friday for the television anime adaptation of Takemachi's Spy Classroom (Spy Kyōshitsu or Spy Room) light novel series. The video focuses on the character Annett. Kadokawa also revealed a new visual for Annett. Previous videos focused on Lily, Grete, Sibylla, Monika, Thea, and Sara. The anime will...
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Flaglia Anime Reveals 13 More Cast Members

Anime to premiere on January 16 with worldwide stream on Amazon Prime Video on February 1 ― The official website for the Flaglia project's anime revealed the anime's main cast on Friday. The anime's full title is Flaglia: Natsuyasumi no Monogatari (Flaglia: Story of Summer Vacation). Cast members include: (character name romanizations not confirmed) Mark Ishii as Tagi Junya Enoki as Ren Takeo Ōtsuka ...
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Revenger Original TV Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals Full Staff, January 5 Premiere, Ending Theme Artist

Gen Urobuchi writes series at studio Ajiado ― The official website for visual novel developer Nitroplus and distributor Shochiku's Revenger original television anime began streaming the show's third promotional video on Friday. The video reveals the show's main staff, including story planner and scriptwriter Gen Urobuchi. The video also reveals that the anime will premiere on January 5. Ribenjiya is ...
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Tsurune: The Linking Shot Anime Reveals Promo Video, January 4 Premiere, More Cast

Takayuki Kondō, Yūya Hirose, Yuichiro Umehara join cast ― The official website for Tsurune: The Linking Shot (Tsurune: Tsunagari no Issha), the second season of the Tsurune television anime, revealed a new visual, promotional video, more cast members, and January 4 debut on Friday. HDIVE will stream the anime as it airs. New cast members include: Jun Fukuyama as Eisuke Nikaidō Takayuki Kondō as Kōshi...
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'Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack' TV Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Opening Theme

Series premieres on January 7 ― The official website for the anime of Nanashi's Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) manga began streaming a second promotional video on Friday for the second season, Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san 2nd Attack). The video previews Uesaka's opening theme song "LOVE CRAZY." The video also reveals that the anime...
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In Another World With My Smartphone Anime's 2nd Season Previewed in Video, Visual

Series premieres in April 2023 ― The official website for the second season of the television anime of Patora Fuyuhara's In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.) light novel series revealed a new visual, promotional video, and April 2023 debut on Friday. The new season will include a returning cast. New cast members for the second season include: Miyu Takagi as Lucia Rea...
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Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement Anime Reveals More Cast, Opening Song

Rika Tachibana, Kaori Maeda, Jun Fukuyama join cast; Maeda also performs opening song ― The staff of the television anime of FUNA's Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (Rōgo ni Sonaete Isekai de 8-Man-Mai no Kinka o Tamemasu) light novel series revealed more cast, the opening theme song artist, and a new key visual for the anime on Friday. The cast members, including previously anno...
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By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 Anime Reveals January 8 Debut

12 new characters, new visual revealed ― The official website for the anime of author Roy and illustrator Ririnra's By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko) light novel series revealed 12 characters, a key visual, and January 8 premiere for the anime's second season on Friday. The newly revealed characters include: (character name romanizations not confirmed) Makoto Yasumura as Serge...
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Giant Beasts of Ars Anime's Ad Reveals Theme Songs, January 6 Premiere

Penguin Research performs opening, Harumi performs ending ― The official website for Giant Beasts of Ars (Ars no Kyojū), the original co-production anime between DMM and HIDIVE, began streaming a new commercial for the anime on Friday. The commercial reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Hengen Jizai" (Morphing Existence) by Penguin Research, reveals the anime's ending theme song "Na m...
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Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudō Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, 2023 Premiere

Junya Enoki, Akari Kitō star in anime by Studio Palette ― The official website for the television anime of Aoi Akashiro and Sonshō Hangetsuban's Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudō (What God Does in a World Without Gods) manga revealed the anime's cast, staff, and 2023 premiere last week. Junya Enoki will play protagonist Yukito Urabe, while Akari Kitō will play the god Mitama. Yuki Inaba (Non Non Biy...

KanColle Season 2 Anime's 4th Episode Delayed to December 15

Anime will rerun 1st 3 episodes ― The official website for KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de (KanColle: Someday in that Sea), the second season of the KanColle anime announced on Thursday that the anime's fourth episode is delayed to December 15 due to "production circumstances." The anime will instead rerun its first three episodes, beginning with the first episode later tonight, and the second and third ...
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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Film Stays at #1, One Piece Film Red Drops to #4

Live-action Karada Sagashi, Sword Art Online -Progressive- stay at #5, #6 ― Makoto Shinkai's Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) film stayed at #1 in its second weekend. The film sold 829,000 tickets over the weekend, and earned 1,146,901,470 yen (about US$8.07 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 2.99 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 4,154,121,460 yen (about US$2...
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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tops Weathering With You as 6th Biggest Anime Film of All Time Globally

Film sells over 20.51 million tickets for over 26.5 billion yen worldwide ― The staff for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime film revealed on Thursday that the film sold over 20.51 million tickets to earn over 26.5 billion yen (about US$191.1 million) worldwide. The Numbers website lists the film with a worldwide box office total of US$195,870,885. That puts Jujutsu Kaisen 0 above Weathering With You's all-t...
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Record of Ragnarok Season II's New Video Reveals Song Artists, 15-Episode Length, January 26 Debut

Minami, Masatoshi Ono perform theme songs ― The staff 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, debuted a new promotional video on Friday. The video announces the season's theme song artists (and previews the opening theme song), 15-episode length in two parts, and January 26 premiere on Ne...
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Project's Nijiyon Anime Unveils January 6 Debut in Video

Short anime of Miyakohito's four-panel manga spinoff ― A live-streamed special for the Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club project debuted a promotional video for Nijiyon Animation, the short television anime of Miyakohito's four-panel manga spinoff Nijiyon ~Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Dōkōkai Yon-Koma, on Thursday. The video announces the short anime's January 6 premiere. The an...
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Megaton Musashi Anime Delays Episodes Again

Episode 19 now slated for December 2 ― The official website for Level 5's Megaton-kyū Musashi multimedia project announced on Thursday that the 19th episode of its television anime will air on December 2. Episode 18 will air again on November 25. The anime staff had already delayed episode 18 from November 4 to November 18 to improve the episode's quality. Thursday's announcement explained that episo...
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The Fruit of Evolution Sequel Anime's 2nd Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Songs, January 13 Debut

Nano, Erii Yamazaki perform opening, ending songs ― The official website for the anime of Miku and U35's Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~ (The Fruit of Evolution ~Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made~) light novel series revealed more details for The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It My Life Had It Made Season 2 (Shin Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~) sequel anime ...
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Project Gets New Original Video Anime Episode

Episode to play in theaters in Japan next summer ― A live-streamed special for the Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club project announced a new original video anime episode on Thursday. The new episode is slated to play in theaters next summer. (The wording of the Japanese announcement does not specify the number of episodes.) The first season of the main anime premiered on the Tokyo MX channe...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 20-26

The Heike Story, The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc anime; The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy, Under Ninja manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date The Heike Story BDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 November 22 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2 BD/DVDCite Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 November 22 The Irregular at Magic High...
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The ANN Aftershow - Chainsaw Man Adds Barf to the Menu

Chainsaw Man has plenty of blood, guts, and monsters but it might be barf that tops its gross-out moments! ― Chainsaw Man Adds Barf to the Menu Chainsaw Man has plenty of blood, guts, and monsters but it might be barf that tops its gross-out moments! Why can't Denji ever get a break? James and Lynzee discuss the newest episode, the coolest moments at Anime NYC, and the return of Mobile Suit Gundam T...
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Miku Itō Voices Additional Character, Performs New Ending Theme Song for Love Flops Anime

Voice of Aoi Izumizawa to also play Ai Izawa ― The staff of the Love Flops (Renai Flops) original television anime revealed on Wednesday that Miku Itō, who currently plays Aoi Izumizawa in the series, will also voice the character Ai Izawa (pictured below). The staff also announced that Itō will perform a new ending theme song "lost in the white" as her new character Ai starting in the eighth episode...
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Maharajan Performs Tomo-chan Is a Girl! Anime's Opening Theme Song

Series premieres in January ― The official website for the television anime of Fumita Yanagida's Tomo-chan Is a Girl! (Tomo-chan wa Onna no Ko) manga announced on Wednesday that Maharajan will perform the opening theme song "Kurae! Telepathy." The anime will premiere in January with Crunchyroll streaming it as it airs. This year's Anime NYC event screened the world premiere of the first two episodes ...
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Junji Nishimura, Mamoru Oshii's Hikari no Ō Fantasy TV Anime's 1st Full Video Unveils January 14 Debut

Rieko Hinata's post-apocalyptic story with humans deprived of fire ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Rieko Hinata and Akihiro Yamada's Hikari no Ō (The Firecatcher Lord) fantasy novel series announced the anime's January 14 premiere with the first full promotional video. ⚠特報⚠|◤第1弾PV🎥解禁🎊◢|本編映像が多数追加🔥明楽(#坂本真綾)や綺羅(#早見沙織)なども初登場🎉音楽 #川井憲次 が手掛ける楽曲収録✨📺2023/1/14(土)午後10:30https://t.co/B...
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Yostar Pictures Animates Blue Archive Game's Anime Short 'beautiful day dreamer'

Short focuses on Millennium School's Game Development Department ― The official YouTube channel for Yostar and Nexon Games' Blue Archive smartphone role-playing game began streaming a new anime short titled "beautiful day dreamer" for the game on Tuesday. Yostar Pictures animated the short. The short centers on the Game Development Department of Millennium Science School, and shows Momoi being roped ...
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Kaina of the Great Snow Sea Anime's Trailer Unveils More Staff, Theme Songs, January 11 Debut

yorushika, GReeeeN perform songs for Tsutomu Nihei, Polygon Pictures' new anime ― The official website for Kaina of the Great Snow Sea (Ōyukiumi no Kaina), the new television anime project from BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia collaborators Tsutomu Nihei and Polygon Pictures, unveiled the full trailer and a main visual for the anime on Wednesday. The trailer reveals more staff members, reveals and previ...

Yen Press Announces Over 2 Dozen Titles at Anime NYC

More SAO: Progressive, Yokohama Station SF, DanMachi Memoria Freese, Handyman Saitō in Another World, more ― Yen Press announced the following new titles at its Anime NYC panel on Saturday: Manga: Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night Story by Reki Kawahara Art by Puyocha Character Design by abec Publisher's description: Nearly two months have passed since Kirito and Asuna found themse...
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Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Film Holds 1-Day Screenings on Story's December 18 Date

It's becoming a yearly tradition for Haruhi fans to celebrate the day the world got altered ― It's becoming a yearly tradition for Haruhi fans to celebrate the day the world got altered. Last year, Kyoto Animation's The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film held one-day screenings on December 18, the date when much of the action of the film takes place. Kadokawa announced last Wednesday that the scre...
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 3 ‒ Episode 7

Part of what makes the Misfit Class so great is the way that they work together. We've been seeing that in this arc, but not as much as you'd expect when the stakes are their opulent classroom.
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This Week in Anime - Raven of the Inner Palace Weaves a Beautiful Ghost Story

Raven of the Inner Palace may have fallen under the radar, but it's another worthwhile watch this season for fans of political intrigue, simmering romances, and nobles plagued by ghosts. ― Raven of the Inner Palace may have fallen under the radar, but it's another worthwhile watch this season for fans of political intrigue, simmering romances, and nobles plagued by ghosts. This series is streaming o...
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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War ‒ Episode 7

The most exciting moments came just before swords started swinging, seeing all that rage boil up around our hero in vibrant colors shining out against the darkness around him.
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More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers ‒ Episode 7

As both characters wrestle with their feelings, they'll have to figure out whether they should take the plunge or deal with the inevitable hurt when this dating experiment ends.
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Crunchyroll Streams Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 Anime's English Dub

Crunchyroll streamed 1st season dub in July ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has begun streaming an English dub for the second television anime season inspired by Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga. The returning cast includes: Adam Gibbs as Takashi Natsume Christopher Wehkamp as Madara Mike Haimoto as Atsushi Matthew Elkins as Satoru Paige Guillory as You...
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Eternal Boys Anime to Be Half-Year Long

Anime to have 24 episodes ― The staff of the original anime Eikyū Shōnen Eternal Boys revealed on Tuesday that the series will have 24 episodes and will run for half a year. The series' official YouTube channel streamed a video of the in-story idol group's debut song "Eternal Boys" from the seventh episode. The anime premiered on Fuji TV on October 10. The anime had an advanced screening of the first...
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New Urusei Yatsura Anime Casts Shuhei Nakano

Nakano plays Pool Yо̄kai in 7th episode on Thursday ― The official website for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga announced on Tuesday that Shuhei Nakano of comedy duo Kaerutei will voice the Pool Yо̄kai, a monster who lives at the bottom of Mendō's pool. He will appear in the anime's seventh episode on Thursday. The anime premiered in the Noitamina programming block ...

Ayakashi Triangle Anime's Promo Video Reveals Theme Songs, January 9 Debut

Philosophy no Dance, MIMiNARI perform theme songs ― The official website for the television anime of Kentaro Yabuki's Ayakashi Triangle manga began streaming a promotional video on Tuesday, and it reveals and previews the opening theme song "Neppu wa Ruten-suru" by Philosophy no Dance and the ending theme song "Itowanai feat. Miyu Tomita, Kana Ichinose" by MIMiNARI. The website and video also reveal ...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

At this point, I just need to accept the fact that the show is going to now drip-feed us the progression of its central romance instead of letting it organically happen between the characters.
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BLUELOCK ‒ Episode 7

I called it: You don't give a character as much foreshadowing as you gave Chigiri and not have him be the lynchpin for how Team Z gets out of the difficult situation that they are in.
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Urusei Yatsura ‒ Episode 6

So after that more emotionally intense episode last week, I think it's only fair that we get an episode that is almost entirely about the laughs.
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To Your Eternity Season 2 ‒ Episode 5

This is the most positive I've felt about this second season of To Your Eternity so far.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1041

It's a testament to Oda's skill at writing new characters that Yamato stands out as one of the best characters in Wano – and Yamato really only showed up partway into the Onigashima fight.
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Anime NYC 2022 - Mob Psycho 100 III Panel and Interview with Voice Actor Setsuo Ito

Setsuo Ito shared his feelings about Mob's growth as a character, his fanart, and bittersweet feelings about finishing the series. ― Setsuo Ito, the voice of Shigeo Kageyama (aka “Mob”) from Mob Psycho 100 III, first came to Anime NYC to promote the anime's second season. With the third and final season of Mob Psycho 100 currently airing, Crunchyroll and Warner Bros. Japan brought Ito back to the con...
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Anime NYC 2022 - Kaguya-sama: Love is War -The First Kiss That Never Ends Panel

Could Kaguya and Shirogane's relationship reach new, sexy heights in the upcoming film? ― Kaguya-Sama: Love is War was undoubtedly one of the most popular romantic comedy series of the past couple of years, and not without good reason. While I admittedly wasn't on board the hype train right away, the show grew on me over time as I gradually found it to be a well-crafted comedy-drama that portrays re...
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Anime NYC 2022 - Reincarnated as a Slime Special Event

With live performances from MindaRyn and STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION and a sneak peek of the film itself, this truly was a special event for fans. ― That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime is one of my favorite isekai of the past couple of years. What seemed like a rather uninspired take on the isekai formula quickly became a surprisingly uplifting story about community, family building, and geopolitics....
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Fall 2022, Nov 12-18

Pop Team Epic reaches ever higher to new summits of insanity. 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 based on how people rated in...

Kaiji Anime's English Dub Reveals Cast, November 28 Debut

Jeremy Gee stars in 1st 9 dubbed episodes on November 28 ― HIDIVE revealed on Monday that its previously announced English dub for the Kaiji television anime series will debut with the first nine episodes on November 28 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The English cast includes: Jeremy Gee as Kaiji David Wald as Narrator Dave Harbold as Mr. Tonegawa David Matranga as Endo Marty Fleck as Hyodo Tyler Galindo as Furu...
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Yomawari Neko Manga Gets TV Anime

Kaoru Fukaya began drawing manga on Twitter in 2015 ― The official website for Kodansha's Morning magazine and manga creator Kaoru Fukaya announced on Tuesday that Fukaya's Yomawari Neko (Nightwatch Cat) 8-panel manga is getting a television anime. Kodansha will reveal more details in the future. Fukaya began drawing the manga and posting it on Twitter in 2015. Kodansha began publishing the manga on ...
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I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss ‒ Episode 9

Of all the classic romance tropes, amnesia has always been my least favorite. Yet both Lilia and I forgot something vital that sets this anime apart from other stories that use this trope: Aileen isn't the heroine; she's the villainess.
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Pop Team Epic Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

I am going to review 10 completely arbitrary screenshots of the episode, as decided by this list I abruptly threw together on my Google Notes app.

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