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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Part 2 Anime Film Review

This is a movie I never want to watch again. However, this is not because it's bad. Rather, it's a testament to just how incredible this film is.

Your Anime Rankings - Best of Spring 2024, May 13-19

Chillin' in Another World pulls off a major dramatic spike and goes from trawling the bottom to #2 this week! See how all your favorites fared in our weekly user rankings.

Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle Anime Film Review

If you're a Haikyu!! fanatic, or if you can overcome this background knowledge hurdle, you're in for a pretty good time and some of the best editing to come from an anime in recent memory.

Anime Aunties Visit Japan: What I Learned at the Tokiwaso Manga Museum

Nestled in a Japanese neighborhood is the Tokiwaso Manga Museum, a detailed replica of the sharehouse that Osamu Tezuka, Shōtarō Ishinomori, and more manga artists called home.

Urusei Yatsura Anime Reveals More Cast, Visual for Final Arc

Yūichi Nakamura, Inori Minase, Chō join cast

The Summer Hikaru Died Horror Manga Gets Anime

Mokumokuren launched manga in August 2021, with English version by Yen Press

The ANN Aftershow - 100 Episodes of the ANN Aftershow!?

The ANN After Show is at episode 100! Let's reflect on some of our favorite moments, catch up on Kaiju No. 8, Yatagarasu, and more this week!

This Week in Anime - Anime Director Tsutomu Mizushima's Wild Ride

Nick and Steve look back on director Tsutomu Mizushima's work so far, from his latest Train to the End of the World to Shirobako, Girls und Panzer, and more.

My Oni Girl Anime Film Review

Narrative dissonance aside, the heart of My Oni Girl still shines through its jumbled ending: that folks should speak their minds even when it hurts.
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, May 13-19

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc episode earns 6.1% rating ― The episode of the live-action series adaptation of Kana Ozawa's Blue Moment manga that aired on Fuji TV on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 p.m. earned a 5.6% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV May 19 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.4 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc Fuj...
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Anime Limited Announcements at MCM Comic Con London

Announcments include Macross Plus Ultimate Edition, Collector's Blu-rays of Project A-ko, Akiba Maid War, Macross Zero, Gunbuster 2: Diebuster ― Anime Limited made the following announcements at its Saturday panel at MCM Comic Con London at the ExCel Centre: - The 1994 OAV series Macross Plus (pictured right) will be released as an Ultimate Edition, including an Art and Interviews book; an A3 poster;...

Ghost in The Shell Gets New TV Anime Series in 2026 by Science Saru

Teaser video streamed ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced on Saturday that the Ghost in the Shell franchise is getting a new television anime series in 2026. Science Saru will produce the anime, which is tentatively titled Kōkaku Kidōtai (The Ghost in the Shell). Bandai Namco Filmworks, Kodansha, Science Saru, and Production I.G are on the production committee for the series. Bandai Namco Filmworks al...
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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Anime Reveals New Promo Video, Theme Song Artists, July 6 Debut

Ikimonogakari, Little Glee Monster perform theme songs ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of developer Edelweiss' side-scrolling action role-playing game Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin (Tensui no Sakuna Hime) revealed on Saturday that the series will debut on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on July 6 at 11:00 p.m. The site also revealed a promotional video and the show's theme song arti...
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Wind Breaker ‒ Episode 8

It’s Wind Breaker doing what it does best, at its best: simple, sincere, delightful violence.
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A Condition Called Love ‒ Episode 8

Hananoi continues to be the most awkward part of the show.
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First Episode Impression: Blue Archive the Animation

This show is made near-exclusively for existing fans of the mobile game and the YouTube presentation isn't ideal. ― What is this? Kivotos is a huge academic city made up of thousands of schools. Here, scuffles between students with guns in hand have become a daily occurrence. Amidst this, Abydos High School, which is covered in sand, is on the verge of closure. Five students from the "Task Committee...
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The Irregular at Magic High School Season 3's New Video Previews Ancient City Insurrection Arc, ASCA's Ending Song

ASCA performs 'Shion no Hanataba o' ending theme ― Aniplex debute a new promotional video and key visual for the third television season of the The irregular at magic high school anime on Saturday. The video previews the Ancient City Insurrection story arc, and it also previews the arc's ending theme song "Shion no Hanataba o" (An Aster Bouquet) by singer ASCA. The season premiered on Tokyo MX, Tochi...
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Egumi Legacy Anime Reveals Main Cast, More Staff, July Debut

Takuya Eguchi, Sōma Saitō, Yū Serizawa, more star ― Happinet announced on Friday that the anime based on TAKALAKA and voice actor Takuya Eguchi's Egumi Legacy card game will debut in July. Happinet also revealed the show's cast and additional staff. The anime will star (character name romanizations are not official): Takuya Eguchi as Legendary Final Climax BOM Yoshino Aoyama as End of the World Sōma ...
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Dungeon People Anime Reveals July 5 Debut in Commercial

Series stars Sayaka Senbongi, Sayumi Suzushiro, more ― The official website for the television anime of Sui Hutami's Dungeon People (Dungeon no Naka no Hito) manga revealed in a commercial on Friday that the anime will debut on July 5 on the Animeism programming block of MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS. The show will also air on AT-X starting on July 8. The anime's cast includes (Note: character name romanizati...
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Shinmai Ossan Bōkensha TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artists, July 1 Debut in Video

Akira Kushida, Chiai Fujikawa perform theme songs ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kiraku Kishima's Shinmai Ossan Bōkensha, Saikyō Party ni Shinu Hodo Kitaerarete Muteki ni Naru (The Rookie Middle-Aged Adventurer Was Trained to Death by the Most Powerful Party to Become Invincible) novel series revealed more cast, theme song information, July 1 debut, and the show's secon...
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Sony to Launch Academy to 'Nurture Anime Creators in Global Markets'

― Sony Group Corporation announced on Thursday during its annual corporate strategy presentation that it will launch an academy to develop talent to create anime. The academy will aim to "[nurture] anime creators in global markets, mainly by Aniplex and Crunchyroll with collaboration from across the industry." Aniplex is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ). Animation studios A-1 Pi...
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Annecy Reveals ODDTAXI Duo's New Housenka Film

Festival previews film as part of Work in Progress lineup ― The official website for the Annecy International Film Festival announced on Thursday that it will preview director Baku Kinoshita and writer Kadzuya Konomoto's original anime film Housenka (Touch-Me-Not) as part of this year's Work in Progress lineup. Annecy lists the film with a runtime of 75 minutes. Kinoshita is directing the film, with ...
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Annecy Reveals ON-GAKU: Our Sound Director Kenji Iwaisawa's New Film Hyakuemu (Updated)

Film adapts Uoto's track-and-field manga ― Update: Kodansha has confirmed that the film will adapt Uoto's Hyakuemu (100M) manga, and revealed the main staff. Kenji Iwaisawa is directing the film at Rock 'n' Roll Mountain. Pony Canyon, TBS TV, and Asmik Ace are credited with production. Keisuke Kojima is the character designer and chief animation director, and Keikankun Yamaguchi is the art director. ...
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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Anime Reveals More Cast, July 7 Premiere

Yumi Uchiyama, Itaru Yamamoto, Kenji Hamada join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda's Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest sequel manga revealed a new visual, three more cast members, and the July 7 premiere for the anime on Friday. The newly announced cast members are: Yumi Uchiyama as Kiria Itaru Yamamoto as Madmole Kenji Hamada as Skullion Tetsuya Kakihara, ...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Anime Debuts on Disney+ on June 21 as 12 Weekly Episodes

The official website for the Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture (originally titled Code Geass: Z of the Recapture, or Dakkan no Zetto) anime announced on Friday that the anime's worldwide streaming will debut on June 21 as a 12-episode weekly series via Disney+'s "Star" brand. The anime's first part opened in theaters in Japan on May 10.The second part will open on June 7, the third part on July 5,...

Crunchyroll Also Debuts Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Series' English Dub

Dub debuted alongside 1st English-subtitled episode on Thursday ― Crunchyroll debuted an English dub for the new television series version of the two-part anime film adaptation of Inio Asano's Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction manga on Thursday. The English-dubbed first episode debuted alongside the English-subtitled first episode. The English dub cast includes: Giles Panton as Nobuo Michelle Cr...
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Rising Impact Anime's English-Subtitled Trailer Unveils Blue Encount's Theme Song

Blue Encount performs 'GIfted' theme for anime debuting on Netflix on June 22 ― Netflix unveiled a new English-subtitled trailer for the two anime seasons adapting Nakaba Suzuki's Rising Impact golf manga on Friday. The trailer reveals and previews the anime's theme song "Gifted" by Blue Encount. The anime's first season will start streaming on Netflix on June 22, followed by the second season on Aug...

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? V Anime's Video Reveals New Cast (Updated)

Nobunaga Shimazaki, Yūsuke Kobayashi, Haruka Shiraishi join cast as members of Freya Familia for anime streaming on HIDIVE this fall ― Update: HIDIVE confirmed on Thursday it will stream the series as it airs under the title s It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? V as part of its simulcast season this fall. The series will stream on HIDIVE in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, ...
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Be Forever Yamato: Rebel 3199 Anime Project Reveals Main Visual, Trailer for 1st Film

1st film in 7-part project "Kuro no Shinryaku" opens on July 19 ― Bandai Namco Filmworks revealed the main visual and started streaming the main trailer for the first film "Kuro no Shinryaku" (Dark Invasion) of Yamato yo Towa ni: Rebel 3199 (Be Forever Yamato: Rebel 3199), the next project in the Space Battleship Yamato remakes, on Friday. The anime will premiere as seven films, beginning with the fi...
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The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio ‒ Episode 7

Nao Toyama's shift from sharp-tongued hater to inelegantly wailing weirdo is a delight, and that helps punch up the story context it's carrying.
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i☆Ris the Movie -Full Energy!!- Anime Film Review

i☆Ris the Movie -Full Energy!!- is a movie best described as having big Saturday morning cartoon energy when it comes to its catchy high notes and off-key attempt at deeper storytelling. ― Admittedly, when I walked into Anime Central to review i☆Ris the Movie -Full Energy!!-, I envisioned the film as the typical fare of idol dancing via 3D models in dizzyingly pastel-rich environments with little to ...
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Delicious in Dungeon Anime Casts Kōki Uchiyama, Ayumu Murase

Uchiyama plays Mithrun, Murase as Yaad ― Kadokawa revealed on Thursday two new cast and characters for the second half of Studio Trigger's television anime of Ryōko Kui's Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) manga. The new characters will appear in the anime's 21st episode also on Thursday. The newly announced cast are: Kōki Uchiyama as Mithrun, a male elf who serves as the chief of the Canary Squad ...
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'Bye Bye, Earth' Anime Reveals More Cast, July 12 Debut in New Video

Miyuki Sawashiro, Kenjiro Tsuda, Setsuji Satoh join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Tow Ubukata's Bye Bye, Earth novel revealed more cast, a second teaser promotional video, and a July 12 debut on WOWOW on Thursday. The new cast, introduced at 0:59 in the above video, includes (Note: Character name romanizations are not official): Miyuki Sawashiro as Doranvi Kenjiro Tsuda as K...
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AnimeFesta's Yoasobi Gurashi! Anime Premieres Online on July 7

Anime premieres on Coolmic website with English subtitles ― Suiseisha revealed on Wednesday that the anime adaptation of Suika's Yoasobi Gurashi! (Living in a F*** Room) manga by AnimeFesta (formerly Anime Zone and ComicFesta Anime) will premiere on July 7 on WWWave Corporation's Coolmic website. The anime's website also opened on Wednesday and revealed the key visual, staff, and main cast. The anime...
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Naoko Yamada, Science Saru's The Colors Within Anime Film's Trailer Highlights New Characters

Yasuko, Aoi Yūki, Minako Kotobuki, Keiko Toda voice characters featured in trailer ― The official website for The Colors Within (Kimi no Iro), a new anime feature film by Science SARU and director Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice), began streaming a new trailer for the film on Thursday. The trailer features footage of the film's newly-announced characters from earlier this month. ...
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GKIDS' Trailer for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 4K Restoration Reveals June 23-26 Run

GKIDS screens 4K restoration at Chicago Critic's Film Festival this summer before wide release ― GKIDS began streaming a trailer for the new 4K restoration of Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals that GKIDs will screen the 4K restoration in theaters in North America from June 23 to June 26. GKIDS acquired the North American theatrical rights to the fi...
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Unnamed Memory ‒ Episode 7

I regret to inform you that the screencap over there implies a level of intrigue that this episode never actually develops.
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Train to the End of the World ‒ Episode 8

Do we, as people, impose meaning upon a chaotic world, or do we assume chaos of a world whose rules we cannot comprehend?
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Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf ‒ Episode 8

Nora's temporary team-up with Holo and Lawrence instigates extra squabbling and pushes the horizon past the perspective of a merchant and a wise wolf.
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 19-25

A Galaxy Next Door, The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World anime; Hirayasumi, Mysterious Disappearances manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Dead Mount Death Play Part 1 BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 21 Dr. Stone Season 3 Part 1 BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 21 Food Wars! The Second Plate BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 May 21 A Galaxy Next Do...
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Mysterious Disappearances ‒ Episode 7

I almost wish that this episode hadn't saved Shizuku.
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Hulu to Stream Boruto, Go! Go! Loser Ranger! Anime's English Dubs in June

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations' dub premieres on June 1, Go! Go! Loser Ranger! on June 12 ― Hulu is listing the English dub of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime's premiere on June 1, and the Go! Go! Loser Ranger! anime's English dub series premiere on June 12. The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations television anime premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo in April 2017. The anime's "Part I" ended with its 29...
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Blue Archive Anime Debuts in N. America on May 24

The official English Twitter account for Yostar and Nexon Games' Blue Archive smartphone role-playing game announced on Wednesday that Blue Archive The Animation, the television anime adaptation of the game, will debut in North America with English subtitles this Friday at 12:00 a.m. UTC (Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EDT) on the franchise's official global YouTube channel. The anime premiered on TV Tokyo...
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Why Nobody Remembers My World? Anime Streams 3rd Character Video

Video features Jeanne, voiced by Haruka Shiraishi ― The official website for the television anime of writer Kei Sazane and illustrator neco's Naze Boku no Sekai o Dare mo Oboeteinai no ka? (Why nobody remembers my world?) novels revealed the anime's third character video featuring Jeanne, voiced by Haruka Shiraishi, on Wednesday. The anime's website started streaming the second character video on May...
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Digimon Adventure Anime Gets New Promo Video for 25th Anniversary

Video to get advanced screening at 25th anniversary exhibit on August 9 ― The Digimon franchise is getting a new promotional video to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Digimon Adventure anime and take a look back at its world. The video will feature new illustrations. There will be a 25th anniversary exhibit for Digimon Adventure at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro in August from August 10-25. The ex...
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Najimi's Girls' Fist!!!! GT Rock Band Manga Gets Short Anime on YouTube

Episode 1 premieres on Wednesday ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Najimi's Girls' Fist!!!! GT band manga announced on Wednesday that the manga is inspiring a 13-episode short anime adaptation, and the first episode will premiere on the manga's YouTube channel on Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. JST (10:00 a.m. EDT). New episodes will then launch every other Saturday starting on June 1. The short...

Shun Umezawa's Darwin Incident Manga Gets TV Anime

Manga about half human, half chimpanzee boy launched in 2020 ― TOHO Animation announced on Wednesday that Shun Umezawa's The Darwin Incident (Darwin Jihen manga will get a television anime adaptation. A new official Twitter account opened and unveiled a teaser visual: Original creator Umezawa shared an illustration to commemorate the announcement: TOHO Animation had teased on its X (formerly Twitter)...
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27th Detective Conan Film Stays at #1 at Japanese Box Office, Haikyu!! Rises to #2

Gundam Seed Freedom jumps back onto list to #6 in its final weekend ― The Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film stayed at #1 in its sixth weekend. The film sold 278,000 tickets and earned 408,412,570 yen (about US$2.61 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 1.35 million tickets and earned a cumulative total of 13,525,601,...
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Mission: Yozakura Family ‒ Episode 7

Something important to remember about Taiyo Asano is that the kid is still brand new to this whole “spy” thing.
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Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Moyuru Honnōji Anime Gets Prequel Anime in Japanese Theaters on August 16

Touken Ranbu Dо̄den -Chikashi Samuraira Umonora- screens for 3 weeks only ― The official website for Touken Ranbu Kai: Kyoden Moyuru Honnōji, the anime adaptation of the Touken Ranbu Kyoden Moyuru Honnōji stage play, revealed on Tuesday that a prequel anime titled Touken Ranbu Dо̄den -Chikashi Samuraira Umonora- will screen in theaters in Japan for three weeks only, starting on August 16. The website...
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 ‒ Episode 55

This arc could have so easily devolved into a pile of contrived garbage and I'm amazed it hasn't.

Shun Umezawa's Darwin Incident Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation

Manga about half human, half chimpanzee boy launched in 2020 ― TOHO Animation announced on Wednesday that Shun Umezawa's The Darwin Incident (Darwin Jihen manga will get a television anime adaptation. A new official Twitter account opened and unveiled a teaser visual: Original creator Umezawa shared an illustration to commemorate the announcement: TOHO Animation had teased on its X (formerly Twitter)...
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Go! Go! Loser Ranger! ‒ Episode 6

This episode is a perfectly serviceable way to kill a half hour of time on a weekend but it's also far from Loser Ranger!'s best material.
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This Week in Anime - Darkly Deconstructing Japanese Super Heroes for Fun and Profit

There's no question that Go! Go! Loser Ranger! is a dark deconstruction of Super Sentai/Power Rangers in anime form—but is that all it is? Chris and Lucas dive in to find out. ― There's no question that Go! Go! Loser Ranger! is a dark deconstruction of Super Sentai/Power Rangers in anime form—but is that all it is? Chris and Lucas dive in to find out. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by ...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc ‒ Episode 2

“Water Hashira Giyu Tokita's Pain” is an episode that delivers exactly what it says on the tin.
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Sound! Euphonium 3 ‒ Episode 7

Senpai is furthering their education, yes, but they can still make time to drop in and provide some perspective.
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Kaiju No. 8 ‒ Episode 6

It’s all a big, exciting mishmash of cool fights and cool concepts—and it’s hard not to see this episode as the series reaching escape velocity.
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Ayaka Matsumoto's Unexpectedly Naughty Fukami BL Manga Gets Anime Adaptation by AnimeFesta

Manga about narcissist guy, otaku launched in 2022 ― AnimeFesta (formerly Anime Zone and ComicFesta Anime) announced the anime adaptation of Ayaka Matsumoto's Unexpectedly Naughty Fukami (Yatara Yarashii Fukami-kun) manga under AnimeFesta's toridori boys love brand on Tuesday. A teaser promotional video debuted on the same day:. Coolmic distributes the manga in English. Online manga service Renta! al...
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Hulu Streams Mission: Yozakura Family Anime's English Dub on June 17

Anime premiered on April 7 ― Hulu revealed on Monday that it will begin streaming an English dub for the anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga on June 17. The anime premiered in Japan on April 7 on MBS, TBS, and 26 of their affiliate channels. Disney streams the anime through the Hulu service in the United States on the same day. The series also s...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1105

Zoro getting a moment with Mihawk’s seraphim was also oddly poignant and it was cool seeing how he has changed over the years.
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Whisper Me a Love Song ‒ Episode 6

This episode could have ended at around the seventeen-minute mark and I would have been extremely happy.

HIDIVE to Stream Plus-Sized Elf Anime

Anime debuts in July ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will stream the anime of Synecdoche's Plus-Sized Elf (Elf-san wa Yaserarenai.) manga for the summer 2024 season. The anime will premiere in July. The anime stars: Ayasa Itō as Elfuda Takahide Ishii as Tomoatsu Naoe Rena Hasegawa as Kuroeda Ayaka Fukuhara as Oga Toshikatsu Tokoro (Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?, Soul Link, Hunter X Hunte...
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Tonari no Yōkai-san ‒ Episode 7

Buchio only became a nekomata because he wanted to devote his life to protecting his family—but that very choice has ensured that he will have to watch each of them die long before he does.
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 20

From the audience’s perspective her unease probably seems unfounded, given that we’ve watched the party eat monsters the entire time more or less.
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night ‒ Episode 7

Both girls discover there's nothing more thrilling and romantic than riding tandem on a motorcycle.
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The Anime Backlog - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

In our brand-new column, Lynzee Loveridge comes clean about her backlog, starting with one of the most popular anime ever. Use this space here for critical finger-wagging and exclamations of disbelief. ― I have a secret. A no-good, embarrassing, shame-inducing secret. I'm the executive editor at Anime News Network but there are, in fact, anime I have not watched. Not just forgettable mid-tier season...
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Black Butler: Public School Arc ‒ Episode 6

It certainly doesn't look like the apple fell very far from the tree in the Phantomhive family.
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Bringing Anime to Southeast Asia: Interview with Medialink, Ani-One Co-Founder Lovinia Chiu

Chiu shares how she brought the SEA simulcast service to the forefront after founding it at 17 years old. ― Over the past six years, many streaming and simulcast services have catered to otaku in Asia, offering simulcasts of seasonal anime and theatrical anime screenings. One such service is Ani-One Asia, a Hong Kong-based Medialink Group brand that offers a competitive lineup of simulcasts every se...
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My Hero Academia Season 7 ‒ Episode 141

In which a plot point dropped six years ago and promptly forgotten about comes back with a vengeance.
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A Condition Called Love ‒ Episode 7

Can we all agree that Hananoi got some horrible advice as a child?
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CoMix Wave Films Collaborates with Singer Sakura Fujiwara for New Short Animation 'Hatsukoi no Nioi'

Weathering With You, Suzume animator Maho Takagi makes directorial debut ― CoMix Wave Films announced on Sunday the release of its new short animation titled "Hatsukoi no Nioi" ("Scent of First Love"), in collaboration with singer-songwriter Sakura Fujiwara, who composed and performed the song of the same title for the short animation. The video premiered on Fujiwara's YouTube channel on Monday. The ...
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Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki Film Reveals 3 Guest Voice Actors

Takumi Kitamura, comedy duo Ozwald's Yū Hatanaka, Shunsuke Itō to voice characters for August 9 film ― The official website of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Our Dinosaur Diary), the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's 31st 2D animated film, revealed on Monday that actor and singer Takumi Kitamura, and comedy duo Ozwald are cast in the film as guest voice actor...
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Failure Frame Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Song Artists, July 4 Debut

Masaaki Mizunaka, KENN, Daiki Yamashita, Maria Naganawa, more join cast ― The staff for the anime of Kaoru Shinozaki's Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-level Spells (Hazure Waku no "Jōtai Ijō Skill" de Saikyō ni Natta Ore ga Subete wo Jūrin Suru made) light novel series revealed on Sunday the anime's ending theme song's title and artist, additional cast member...
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Through the Lens Ent. Establishes Manga Development, Publishing Company Hoshi Studios With Offices in Singapore, Japan

Company enters distribution deal with Shogakukan Asia, plans to create manga with goal of turning them into TV anime, films ― Variety reported on Saturday that film studio Through the Lens Entertainment has established a manga development and publishing startup named Hoshi Studios situated in Singapore and Japan. The company has entered a distribution deal with Shogakukan Asia, the Southeast Asian su...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Spring 2024, May 6-12

Laid-Back Camp narrowly claims the top spot this week, but Delicious in Dungeon is having none of that and bumps it down in the cumulative. Find out where your favorites rank this week! ― 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 ...
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Kinema Citrus Unveils Videos, More Staff for 'Goodbye, Lara,' Ninja Skooler Anime

Both projects commemorate studio's 15th anniversary ― Kinema Citrus opened websites for its newly announced original anime projects Goodbye, Lara (Sayonara Lara) and Ninja Skooler on Sunday. The website posted English-captioned videos and more staff members for both projects, which commemorate the studio's 15th anniversary. Goodbye, Lara (Sayonara Lara) concept trailer Staff: Storyboard/Director: Tak...
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Kinema Citrus Announces 'Goodbye, Lara,' Ninja Skooler Anime

Goodbye, Lara follows reborn mermaid, Ninja Skooler features ninja school ― Kinema Citrus announced at its panel during this year's Anime Central event on Saturday that it is producing two new anime titled Goodbye, Lara (Sayonara Lara) and Ninja Skooler. Takushi Koide is directing the Goodbye, Lara anime with character designs by Shiori Tani. The anime is based on a concept by Kinema Citrus, and it t...
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Ace of Diamond Act II TV Anime Gets Sequel

2019-20 anime was itself a follow-up to first 2013-16 Ace of Diamond anime ― Production on a sequel to the 2019-2020 television anime of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond Act II (Daiya no A Act II) manga has been green-lit. Terajima drew an illustration to commemorate the news: Terajima's original Ace of Diamond baseball manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed ...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, May 6-12

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc premiere episode ranks at #2 with 6.9% rating ― Yoshifumi Kondō and Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart film aired on NTV on Friday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 6.5% rating. The live-action Rohan at the Louvre film based on Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure spinoff manga aired on NHK on Monday, May 6 at 3:55 p.m. and earned a 2.4% rat...
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Previews 'Sagamihara Neutralization Operation' Arc in Video

Arc starts in episode premiering on Saturday ― The staff of the television anime of Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga revealed a new trailer on Saturday to preview the upcoming "Sagamihara Neutralization Operation" arc that will premiere later on Saturday. The anime premiered on TV Tokyo on April 13. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs, and it is also streaming an English dub. The anime a...
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Wonderful Precure! Girls, Crayon Shin-chan Cross Over Into Each Others' Anime

It's not the first time Crayon Shin-chan has invaded a magical girl anime ― Crayon Shin-chan is among the most iconic — and longest-running — family anime in Japan, having been on the air since April 1992. And in those three decades, the series has had a handful of crossovers with other anime. Wonderful Precure! joins that list this weekend. The preview for the May 18 episode of Crayon Shin-chan and ...
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My Hero Academia Season 7 Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, May 18 Premiere

Natalie Van Sistine plays Star and Stripe in dub on Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will premiere the English dub for the seventh season of the My Hero Academia anime on May 18. New cast members include: Natalie Van Sistine as Star and Stripe Kyle Hebert as Agpar William Ofoegbu as Ethan Aiden Call as Biggs Sean Letourneau as Wedge Additional voices include Tyson Rinehart and Wyat...
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Wind Breaker ‒ Episode 7

This brawl is the dramatic highlight of Wind Breaker so far, delivering a fight that’s as entertaining to follow in-context as it is to look at in isolation.

Adult Swim Announces Toonami Rewind Block With Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Naruto Anime

2-hour programming block airs on Fridays starting on May 31 ― Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Friday that it is creating a new block called Toonami Rewind that is dedicated to running anime, or versions of the series, that aired on the original Toonami prior to its 2012 revival. Toonami Rewind will air on Fridays starting on May 31 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, and it will feature Sailor Moo...
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Laid-Back Camp Season 3 ‒ Episode 7

The OutClub's recollection of their trip lies somewhere between a fever dream, a variety show, and Rashomon.
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KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world! 3 ‒ Episode 6

When Kazuma isn't sexually harassing people or fumbling the bag, he is an incredibly competent and skilled adventurer.
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Pokémon Horizons Episodes 13-23 Anime Series Review

Pokémon Horizons continues to display some of the best the franchise offers with great character work, creative setpieces, surprisingly strong direction, and a focus on a plot that continues to feel engaging. ― Pokémon Horizons felt like a breath of fresh air as a new mainline Pokémon series. With a more timid and empathic main character and a stronger emphasis on the adventuring aspect of being a Po...
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My Happy Marriage Director Takehiro Kubota and Creating a New Fairytale

Ahead of the romance anime's second season, director Takehiro Kubota discusses the choices, the challenges, and balancing the story between the everyday and the supernatural. ― My Happy Marriage began its life as a series of novels written by Akumi Agitogi, and it has since been adapted both as manga and, as of July 2023, an anime series simulcast by Netflix. Agitogi's tale, set in a nebulous time t...
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Delico's Nursery Anime's 3rd Teaser Video Streamed

Series starring Masakazu Morita, Katsuyuki Konishi, more premieres in July ― The staff of Delico's Nursery, a television anime based on Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play, revealed a third teaser promotional video on Friday. The anime will debut in July on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS. The anime stars: Masakazu Morita as Dali Delico Katsuyuki Konishi as Gerhard Fra Hiro Shimono...
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Nyaaaanvy Cat Sumo Game Gets 6-Episode Series of Anime Shorts Starting on May 25

Natsuki Hanae, Junko Takeuchi, more star ― Developer Team DigitalMind announced on Friday that it and publisher Phoenixx Inc.'s Nyaaaanvy video game is getting a television anime. The anime series of shorts will air within TV Tokyo's eeny meeny miney mo program that airs on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. starting on May 25. The anime will also be available on Shin-Ei Animation's YouTube channel starting on M...
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Wistoria: Wand and Sword Anime Reveals Character Promo Video, More Cast

Tomokazu Seki, Kōji Yusa join cast for series premiering in July ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Fujino Ōmori and Toshi Aoi's Wistoria: Wand and Sword (Tsue to Tsurugi no Wistoria) manga revealed a new character promotional video and more cast members on Friday. /🙋‍♂️うぃすー!新キャラ&キャスト情報公開!\ウィルのルームメイトであるロスティと、魔法学院の教師であるワークナー&エドワルドが公開!ワークナーは #関智一エドワルドは #遊佐浩二 が担当!🪄キャラPVはこちらhtt...
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Magical Girls holoWitches! Multimedia Project for Hololive Announced With Animated Promo Video

Multimedia project includes anime, manga, livestreams ― Cover Corporation announced on Thursday that it is producing a new multimedia project for its hololive VTuber group titled Magical Girls holoWitches!. The project will include manga, anime, and livestreams. An animated promotional video also released on Thursday. It is currently unclear if the project will include any other animated works aside ...
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2024 Anpanman Film's Clip Features Baikinman

Film opens on June 28 with limited toy tambourine given to young children who attend ― Oricon began streaming a clip on Friday for Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman to Ehon no Lulun (Baikinman and Lulun of the Picture Book), the 35th film in the Anpanman franchise. The video also previews the limited toy tambourine that children in elementary school or younger who see the film will receive. The film will ...
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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Anime's Video Previews Opening Song

Sumire Uesaka performs opening song, also performs covers of famous songs for each episode's ending ― Kadokawa unveiled a new promotional video for the anime of writer Sunsunsun and artist Momoco's Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san) light novel series on Friday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Ichiban K...
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The Irregular at Magic High School Season 3 Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, May 17 Premiere

Edward A. Mendoza joins returning cast members ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the third television season of the The irregular at magic high school anime on Friday. The dub cast, which features returning members, includes: Alejandro Saab as Tatsuya Shiba Anairis Quiñones as Miyuki Shiba Emi Lo as Minami Sakurai Maureen Price as Mayumi Saegusa Eri...
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The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio ‒ Episode 6

I don't need Voice Actor Radio to be 100% existential navel-gazing, but dang if it doesn't need something else as it goes through all its other motions.
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HIDIVE to Stream I Parry Everything Anime

Anime Expo hosts N. American premiere of 1st 2 episodes on July 4 ― HIDIVE announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime of Nabeshiki and Kawaguchi's I Parry Everything: What Do You Mean I'm the Strongest? I'm Not Even an Adventurer Yet! (Ore wa Subete o "Parry" Suru: Gyaku Kanchigai no Sekai Saikyō wa Bōken-sha ni Naritai) light novel series for the summer 2024 season as part of Se...
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This Week in Anime - When A New Studio Takes Over Your Favorite Series

Steve and Chris compare some of the highs and lows of an anime studio change-up, from Attack on Titan and One-Punch Man to Spice and Wolf. ― Steve and Chris compare some of the highs and lows of an anime studio change-up, from Attack on Titan and One-Punch Man to Spice and Wolf. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.S...
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Mononoke Anime Film Gets Manga Adaptation

Manga launches on May 26, 1st volume ships on July 23 ― The official Twitter account for Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Monday that the Gekijōban Mononoke: Karakasa (Paper Umbrella) anime film will get a manga adaptation on the Comic Days service that will start on May 26. Amazon is also listing that the manga's first volume will ship on July 23. The film's character designer ...
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27th Detective Conan Film Stays at #1, Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Road to the Top Opens at #6

trapezium films opens at #10 ― The Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film stayed at #1 in its fifth weekend. The film sold 362,000 tickets and earned 534,319,890 yen (about US$3.41 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 8.98 million tickets and earned a cumulative total of 12,876,291,970 yen (about US$82.26 million). The f...

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