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Crunchyroll to Stream Blue Lock, Orient 2nd Part, Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Anime

Orient 2nd part, Rent-A-Girlfriend season 2 debut in July ― Crunchyroll announced at its panel at Anime Boston on Saturday that it will stream the Blue Lock soccer anime as well as the second part of the Orient anime and the second season of the Rent-A-Girlfriend anime. Crunchyroll stated its stream of Blue Lock will start this year. The anime is an adaptation of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura'...

HIDIVE Simulcasts Tokyo Mew Mew New, Call of the Night, 'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Season 4 Anime

Company also confirms stream of Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun ― HIDIVE announced at its panel at Anime Boston on Saturday that it will simulcast the Tokyo Mew Mew New, Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka IV Shinshō Meikyū-hen (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV New Arc: Labyrinth), and Call of the Night anime. All three anime will debut on HI...
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Vampire in the Garden Streaming

This tragedy-tinged romance clocks in at just five episodes. Is there enough meat on its bones to serve as a full story? ― Vampire in the Garden is a fascinating production that almost feels like an anime from another time, even as it simultaneously exists as a project that could only exist in the age of streaming. It's an original property that is being produced by the famous Studio Wit and helmed b...
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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai ‒ Episode 9

With this episode, we finally start to sink into some honest-to-goodness ship-teasing with our central duo, and it's not even spurred on by the unexpected return of Sexy Raido.
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, May 16-22

Spy×Family earns 2.5% rating ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV May 22 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.5 Detective Conan NTV May 21 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.6 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV May 22 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 5.1 Doraemon TV Asahi May 21 (Sat) 17:00 30 min. 3.3 One Piece Fuji TV May 22 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 3.3 Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi May 21 (Sat) 16:30 30 min. 3.1 Del...
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Komi Can't Communicate Season 2 ‒ Episode 17

Even at its most simple and mundane, Komi Can't Communicate still manages to have just enough depth to keep you emotionally invested.

Discotek Licenses Planet With, Aho Girl, 4 More Anime for Home Video

Company also releases Lupin III: Dead or Alive, Symphogear AXZ, Flying Phantom Ship, Virtua Fighter ― Discotek Media announced during its panel at Anime Boston on Saturday that it will release the following titles on home video: Title: Planet With Language: Japanese with English subtitles Release Format: Blu-ray Disc Release Window: August 2022 Director Youhei Suzuki and writer Satoshi Mizukami's 12-...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic- ‒ Episode 8

I'm just gonna say this now: if this season cops out of a big emotional confession from both of these stubborn teenagers I'm gonna be very, VERY mad.
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The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

Kyo had always been a petty bastard, but I like the narrative direction of Naofumi having all of his emotional support pillars stripped away from him in unknown territory.
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, May 9-15

Spy×Family earns 2.6% rating ― This week's episode of The Files of Young Kindaichi, the live-action series adaptation of Fumiya Sato and Seimaru Amagi's detective manga The Kindaichi Case Files (Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo), aired on NTV on Sunday, May 15 at 10:30 p.m. and it earned a 6.7% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV May 15 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 8....
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The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 ‒ Episode 7

The first half of "A Short Break!! The Demonic Summer Festival" is one of the most, er, “experimental” bits that the show has indulged in yet.

Tokyo Mew Mew New Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, July 6 Premiere, 6 More Cast Members

Nobuhiko Okamoto, Aina Suzuki, Daiki Yamashita, more join cast ― The official website for Tokyo Mew Mew New, the all-new anime of Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi's Tokyo Mew Mew manga, began streaming the show's second promotional video on Saturday. The video reveals that the show will premiere on July 6 at 12:00 a.m. on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. The video previews the song "Cat!! Shite SuperGirls" by...
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Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task ‒ Episode 8

This is the first week when Heroines felt less like its own show and more like a part of the HoneyWorks extended cinematic universe.
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Skeleton Knight in Another World ‒ Episode 8

What's truly interesting about Chiyome is what she teaches us about this fantasy world: Arc is not the first person from our world to have crossed over.
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Collision ‒ Episode 35

The Rosen Ritter come in swinging this week as they set their sights (and axes) on Imperial forces.
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Ya Boy Kongming! ‒ Episode 9

This is where Ya Boy Kongming! proves it has firmly cashed the check that its first episode wrote, and become a genuinely remarkable music anime entirely on its own terms.
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Voice Actor Reiō Tsuchida Premieres 'Nanamental' Short Anime on May 30

Tsuchida produces, writes, designs characters, provides voice for anime ― Voice actor Reiō Tsuchida (Ensemble Stars' Tsukasa Suou) will begin streaming on May 30 on his Twitter account a short anime titled "Nanamental," which he is co-producing with studio FIREBUG. Tsuchida is the anime's character designer, writer, and sound editor. Yurina Amami will voice the main character Naname Hasumi (pictured ...
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Pokémon Anime's New Video Previews World Championships Arc

New arc serves as climax of latest series ― The official Twitter account for the Pokémon anime franchise began streaming a new trailer on Friday to preview the Pokémon World Championships arc for the latest anime in the franchise. The show is reaching its climax with the arc. #アニポケ 特別映像が到着‼🎆#マスターズトーナメント ついに開幕🎆それぞれの思いがポケモンバトルでぶつかり合います💥#マスターズエイトの頂点は誰だみなさんの予想を教えてください👀アニポケは毎週金曜よる6時55分~テレビ東京系で放送中🌟※一部地域では放...
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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Film's Ad Highlights Battle Scenes

Film opens in Japan on June 11, Crunchyroll to release film worldwide this summer ― Toei began streaming a "Part 1" 30-second ad on Friday for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise. The film will open in Japan on June 11 after a delay due to the Toei Animation hack in March. The film was originally slated to open in Japan on April 22. The film will sc...
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'Shoot! Goal to the Future' Soccer Anime Reveals Promo Video, New Visual

1st new anime in 28 years in franchise debuts in July with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official website for Shoot! Goal to the Future, the first new anime based on Tsukasa Ooshima's soccer-themed manga Shoot! in 28 years, began streaming the show's promotional video on Friday. The video previews Airi Miyakawa's opening theme song "Aoreido." The site also revealed a new visual for the show. The anime ...
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Nights with a Cat Anime Reveals Cast, Theme Song Artist, August 3 Premiere

Ayahi Takagaki, Satoshi Hino, Atsumi Tanezaki star in anime; Kashitaro Ito performs theme song ― Kadokawa revealed the cast, theme song artist, and August 3 television premiere date for the anime of Kyuryu Z's Nights with a Cat (Yoru wa Neko to Issho) manga on Friday. The cast includes: Ayahi Takagaki as Kyuruga Satoshi Hino as Fuuta Atsumi Tanezaki as Pi-chan The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on A...
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Eminence in Shadow Anime's Latest Video Highlights Alpha

Anime based on Daisuke Aizawa's light novels premieres in October ― Kadokawa began streaming a video for the character Alpha on Friday for the television anime of Daisuke Aizawa's The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series. Kadokawa also revealed that KDcolle will produce a scale figure of Alpha. The anime is slated to premiere in October, and stars: Seiichirō Ya...
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RWBY: Ice Queendom Anime Reveals More Cast, July 3 Japan Premiere

Masumi Asano returns as Glynda Goodwitch ― The official Japanese website for RWBY: Ice Queendom (RWBY: Hyōsetsu Teikoku), the new television anime for Rooster Teeth's RWBY franchise, revealed on Friday that Masumi Asano will reprise her role as Glynda Goodwitch (seen below) in the anime, and that the anime will premiere in Japan on July 3 on Tokyo MX and BS11, and on July 5 on MBS. Kathleen Zuelch pr...

Spriggan Anime's Trailer Reveals Cast, Staff, Theme Songs, 6-Episode Format

Saori Hayami, Takayuki Sugo, Mitsuho Kambe join cast; each episode of anime runs for 45 minutes ― The official website for David Production's new anime series based on Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa's Spriggan (Striker) manga unveiled on Friday more cast, staff, the theme song artists, and the anime's six-episode format, with each episode having a 45-minute runtime. The site unveiled a new trai...
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One Piece Film Red Video Shows Marine, World Government Character Designs

Film opens in Japan on August 6 ― The official YouTube channel for the upcoming One Piece Film Red anime film posted a new video on Wednesday showing the film's character designs for the Marine and World Government characters. The film will open in Japan on August 6. The film will center on a new character named Uta (seen right), Shanks' daughter. Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pir...
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Ascendent Animation Reveals English Dub Cast for Everything for Demon King Evelogia Anime

Ciarán Strange, Patrick M Seymour lead cast ― Ascendent Animation announced the English dub cast for its dub of the ComicFesta Anime of Kajiwara's isekai fantasy boys-love manga Everything for Demon King Evelogia (Maō Evelogia ni Mi o Sasage yo or Reincarnated Into Demon King Evelogia's World) on Tuesday. The cast includes: Ciarán Strange as Evelogia Patrick M Seymour as Gozu/Young Gozu Elsie Loveloc...

Crunchyroll Announces English Dubs for Super Cub, Blue Reflection Ray Anime

Company reveals Funimation titles coming to service in June ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming English dubs for the Super Cub and Blue Reflection Ray anime on June 7. The company will stream all 12 episodes of the television anime of Tone Koken's Super Cub novels with an English dub. The dub cast includes: Jackie Lastra as Koguma Dawn M. Bennett as Reiko Jason Charles Mi...
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Darkstalkers Blu-ray

The Darkstalkers OVA series gets a new Blu-Ray treatment, but beneath the polished look it’s much the same as it was in the 1990s: nicely animated but too darned serious for its own good. ― Adapting the Darkstalkers games into an animated series is harder than it seems. True, the games are largely plot-free cavalcades of marvelously animated monsters sparring with each other, but therein lies the cha...
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Inu-Oh Anime Film Opens in U.S. Theaters on August 12

Film opens in Japan on Saturday ― GKIDS announced on Thursday that it will begin screening Inu-Oh, Masaaki Yuasa's musical anime feature film of Hideo Furukawa's Heike Monogatari: Inu-Oh no Maki (Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh) novel, in U.S. theaters on August 12. GKIDS has licensed the film, and it describes the film's story: Inu-Oh is born with unique physical characteristics, and the horrified adults...
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Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story- ‒ Episode 8

Birdie Wing just delivered all of the dramatic sea changes of a nail-biting season finale, yet it still has at least a month's worth of golf hijinks left for us. Have we only finished the prologue?
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Nōmin Kanren no Skill Bakka Agetetara Nazeka Tsuyoku Natta. Anime's Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff, October Premiere

Junya Enoki, Minami Tanaka, Rumi Okubo, Ayaka Suwa star in anime by studio A-CAT ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Shobonnu's Nōmin Kanren no Skill Bakka Agetetara Nazeka Tsuyoku Natta. (I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills.) light novel series unveiled a teaser trailer and visual for the anime on Wednesday. The teaser reveals the anime's mai...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Film Earns 390 Million Yen in 3 Days to Debut at #2

Film serves as finale for story ― The Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie) sequel anime film sold approximately 290,000 tickets to earn 390 million yen (about US$3.06 million) in its first three days at the box office in Japan. The film debuted at #2 for the weekend of May 21-22. The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie opened on Friday, and its runtime exceeds 130 minu...
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Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness ‒ Episode 8

Maybe I'm missing something or just being an unreasonable pain-in-the-ass about this, but I'm having trouble seeing how Nagomu and Kanoko broke up over a “misunderstanding.”
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Zannen na Ikimono no Jiten Anime Film Casts Comedians Oniyakko Tsubaki, Tsukasa Saitō, Kōsei

Comedians play Zannen Trio platypuses who appear in film's Australia segment ― The official website for the new film in Fanworks' anime adaptation of the Zannen na Ikimono Jiten (Humorous & Adorable Evolutionary Creatures or literally, Encyclopedia of Pitiful Creatures) book series announced on Wednesday that comedians Oniyakko Tsubaki (center in image below), Tsukasa Saitō (right), and Kōsei (left) ...
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Thermae Romae Novae Streaming

Part of the joy of this series is the realization that people are people no matter where and when they live. How does this second adaptation of Mari Yamazaki's manga bring Roman and Japanese bathing culture together? ― Japanese bathing culture, writes Garrett G. Fagan in his exhaustive 1999 text Bathing in Public in the Roman World, “bear[s] resemblance…to documented Ancient Roman practice.” Since th...
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The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today Manga Gets TV Anime in 2023

Manga has 900,000 copies in circulation ― This year's July issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine announced on Thursday that Hitsuji Yamada's The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today (Dekiru Neko wa Kyō mo Yūutsu) manga is getting a television anime in 2023. An official website and Twitter account opened for the anime. Yamada shared an illustration to commemorate the anime's announcemen...
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Lycoris Recoil Anime Highlights Takina Inoue in 2nd Character Video

Shion Wakayama plays reserved, serious Takina in anime about café ― The official website for director Shingo Adachi's original television anime Lycoris Recoil posted the anime's second character promotional video on Wednesday. The video introduces the new café staff member Takina Inoue: The story is set in "Lyco-Reco" (Riko-Riko) a Japanese-style cafe in the old downtown area of Tokyo. The cafe takes...
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Phantom of the Idol Anime Reveals Trailer, Additional Cast, Theme Songs, July 1 Premiere

Video previews ZINGS' theme song ― The official website for the television anime of Hijiki Isoflavone's Phantom of the Idol (Kami Kuzu Idol) manga revealed on Wednesday a promotional video, visual, additional cast, theme songs, and July 1 premiere. The video previews the opening theme song "Let's ZING!" by the ZINGS idol unit, composed of cast members Fumiya Imai (Yuuya) and Shun Horie (Kazuki). The ...
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Smile of the Arsnotoria Magic Academy RPG From Nitroplus Gets TV Anime

Manga, novelization also announced with Liden Film anime on premiering July 6 ― A live-streamed special for the Nitroplus smartphone role-playing game Smile of the Arsnotoria (Warau Arsnotoria) announced on Wednesday that the game is inspiring a television anime. The Warau Arsnotoria Sun—! anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX and BS NTV channels on July 6. The game revolves around the teachers and gir...
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Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island Film's Clip Show Gopp, M'Quve Negotiating

M'Quve threatens destruction of Earth's cities if Gopp continues Gibraltar attack in June 3 film ― Bandai Namco Filmworks unveiled a new clip from the Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Cucuruz Doan no Shima) anime film on Wednesday. The clip shows Federation commander Gopp conversing via transmission with Zeon colonel M'Quve, with M'Quve telling Gopp to stop the upcoming ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 22-28

Somali and the Forest Spirit, Skate-Leading Stars anime; Phantom of the Idol, The Weakest Contestant of All Space and Time manga ship ― The weekly North American Anime, Manga Releases article will be off for the week of May 29-June 4, and will be back the next week. Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Black Clover Season 4 BD/DVDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$54.98 May 24 Bla...
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The ANN Aftershow - Is Vampire in the Garden Anime Any Good?

Jacki, James, and Lynzee check out Netflix's newest anime from fan-favorite studio WIT! Can the studio behind Attack on Titan and Ranking of Kings turn out another anime masterpiece? ― Is Vampire in the Garden Anime Any Good? Jacki, James, and Lynzee check out Netflix's newest anime from fan-favorite studio WIT! Can the studio behind Attack on Titan and Ranking of Kings turn out another anime master...
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Healer Girl ‒ Episode 8

I feel safe saying Reimi has been the MVP carrying this show, but what I didn't expect is this is easily Healer Girl's best written episode so far.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1018

The big bombastic punches are flying, and if you aren't buckled up folks you better strap in cause there's a lot of screen-shaking hits.
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Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 ‒ Episode 33

As baby Dirk's fate is revealed, its time for Main's revolutionary aspirations to turn the tide for children like Dirk and herself.
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This Week in Anime - Is Vampire in the Garden Worth Watching?

Netflix's new five-episode anime series from Studio Wit takes the typical "vampire-human" war angle and crafts a love story. It's not reinventing the wheel, but it's a very, very good looking one. ― Netflix's new five-episode anime series from Studio Wit takes the typical "vampire-human" war angle and crafts a love story. It's not reinventing the wheel, but it's a very, very good looking one. This s...
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Bump of Chicken's Music Video for 25th Detective Conan Film's Theme Song Streamed

"Chronostasis" video features clips from the film ― Toho's official YouTube channel began streaming a music video for the band Bump of Chicken's theme song "Chronostasis" for Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween (Meitantei Conan: Halloween no Hanayome), the 25th anime film in the Detective Conan franchise, on Friday. The video features clips from the film and may contain spoilers for the film. The...
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Asaka Performs 2nd Opening Theme Song for Summer Time Rendering Anime

New opening to debut in July ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Yasuki Tanaka's Summer Time Rendering suspense manga announced on Tuesday that Asaka will perform the show's second opening theme song "Natsuyume Noisy" (A Noisy Summer Dream). The new theme song will debut with the show's second cours (quarter of a year) in July. The anime premiered on April 14 on the Tokyo MX and BS11 chan...
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Shin Ultraman Stays at #1, 1st Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Sequel Opens at #9

The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie opens at #2, Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween drops to #3 ― Studio Khara's new Shin Ultraman (New Ultraman) film remained at #1 for its second weekend. The film sold 312,000 tickets over the weekend, and earned 486,095,500 yen (about US$3.80 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 1.34 million tickets and has earned a total of 2,034...
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'When Will Ayumu Make His Move?' Anime's Video Reveals July 7 Premiere

Video also previews Kana Hanazawa's opening song "Kakehiki wa Poker Face" ― The official website for the television anime of Sōichirō Yamamoto's When Will Ayumu Make His Move? (Sore Demo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru) manga unveiled a new visual and promotional video for the anime on Tuesday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Kakehiki wa Poker Face" (The Tactic Is a Poker Face) by Kana Hanazaw...

Troyca, DMM Pictures' Shinobi no Ittoki Anime Unveils Ninja Battle Story, Cast, Staff, October Debut in Teaser

Aldnoah.Zero/Idolish7's Shuu Watanabe helms anime starring Ryota Ohsaka ― Troyca and DMM Pictures debuted a teaser promotional video and the first key visual for their original anime series Shinobi no Ittoki (Ittoki the Ninja) on Sunday. The teaser announces the story premise, main cast, main staff, and October premiere for the anime. The ninja battle anime depicts both the harsh fate of Ittoki Sakur...
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Dance Dance Danseur ‒ Episode 7

Jumpei and Luou's experiences at ballet camp continue, but with a new attitude in place, both might get more out of it than they initially imagined.
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2022, May 13-19

One Piece and Kaguya-sama are in a very tight race for their fans' love! 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 peop...
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Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs ‒ Episode 8

In a real way, Livia has become an extra in her own story. And while she doesn't understand why this has happened, she does understand that it isn't right.
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic- ‒ Episode 7

If the show is taking this much time to set up the dramatic beats to come, then I can only hope that when those moments hit, they are going to hit hard!
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The Executioner and Her Way of Life ‒ Episode 8

”Monstrine” is one of those anime episodes that you can immediately clock as being adapted from a light novel.
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Love After World Domination ‒ Episode 7

This week we get a heavy emphasis on Daigo and his prior relationship with Desumi, as well as some new texture to Fudo and Demui's blossoming romance.
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Delicious Party Precure ‒ Episode 11

I had a suspicion that not hiding their identities from Gentlu would come back to bite the Cures, but I didn't expect it to take the form of a vicious and random multiple-choice test.

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Anime Season 2's Opening Sequence Streamed

New visual featuring main characters also revealed for show that debuted on Netflix on Monday ― Musical group millennium parade began streaming the opening sequence on Monday for the second season of the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime. The staff of the anime also revealed a new visual. Daiki Tsuneta's millennium parade project performs both the opening theme song "Secret Ceremony" and the ending ...
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Joins Cast of A Couple of Cuckoos Anime as Shion Asuma

Character appeared in show's 5th episode ― Kadokawa announced on Sunday that Yoshitsugu Matsuoka has joined the cast of the television anime of Miki Yoshikawa's A Couple of Cuckoos (Kakkō no Iinazuke) manga as Shion Asuma. The character debuted in the show's fifth episode on Sunday. The anime premiered in the NUMAnimation programming block on TV Asahi and its affiliates on April 23. The anime will ru...
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'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Season 4's Promo Reveals Song Artists, More Staff, July 22 Debut

Artists sajou no hana, Saori Hayami perform theme songs ― A live-streamed May 22 special for Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka IV Shinshō Meikyū-hen (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV New Arc: Labyrinth), the fourth anime season based on Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda's Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novel series, debuted a new promot...
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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Season 2 ‒ Episode 8

One day I'll stop being impressed by how far this franchise's dancing animation has come, but so long as the soulless, dead eyes of CGI Honoka are seared into my brain, I'll keep praising it when they do things right.
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Spy×Family ‒ Episode 7

Becky is therefore a very needed character. She hasn't done much so far (aside from annoy Loid), but Anya desperately needs someone in her corner at school, and Becky definitely is.
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Extreme Hearts Anime Previews Characters Saki Kodaka, Hiyori Hayama in Videos

Sports series premieres on July 9 ― The official website for Extreme Hearts, the new project from writer Masaki Tsuzuki, revealed a promotional video on Friday for the character Saki Kodaka. The website also revealed a promotional video for the character Hiyori Hayama last week. The show will premiere on July 9 at 25:30 (effectively July 10 at 1:30 a.m.). The anime stars: Ruriko Noguchi as Hiyori Hay...
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Love All Play Anime Casts Mikako Komatsu as Hana Sakurai

Komatsu plays classmate of Ryō's at Yokohama-Minato High School ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Asami Koseki's Love All Play badminton novel revealed on Saturday that the show has cast Mikako Komatsu as Hana Sakurai, a classmate of Ryō's at Yokohama-Minato High School. The anime premiered on April 2. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. Hiroshi Takeuchi (...
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Right Stuf, Nozomi Ent. Release Renta Magica Anime on BD

Companies also outline Mobile Suit Gundam SEED BD collection in 2 volumes releasing in July, August ― Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced at Anime Central on Saturday that they will release the anime adaptation of Makoto Sanda's Rental Magica light novel series on Blu-ray Disc on August 9. The company also confirmed will release the remastered home video version of the Mobile Suit Gundam SE...

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Anime's Short Trailer Reveals July 8 Debut

NAZ animates series that is slated to adapt entire manga ― The official website for the television anime of Satoshi Mizukami's Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (Hoshi no Samidare) manga began streaming a short trailer for the show on Saturday. The video reveals that the show will premiere on July 8 on MBS and TBS' "Animeism" programming block. The show will also air on BS11, Tochigi TV, and AT-X. The s...
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Komi Can't Communicate Season 2 ‒ Episode 16

This season seems to be taking a step back from more laugh-out-loud moments in favor of nurturing that blossoming romance between our two leads.
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The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2 ‒ Episode 7

Seeing Naofumi tackle the exact same issues that he ran into when he first came to this world with more of a practical, level-headed approach is refreshing to see.
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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai ‒ Episode 8

I take back what I said at the start of these reviews about Raido being the biggest doofus in this show. That title can only belong to this ship-crazy teacher, who's likely to hospitalize herself with terminal levels of Squee.
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Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task ‒ Episodes 6-7

The makeover arc seems to be an inevitability in any piece of media that stars an even slightly plain-looking girl, and Heroines does an admirable, if imperfect, job of navigating the turbulent waters of being a woman in a society.
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Anime Season 2 Teases Ruka in Character Video, Café Date Visual

Season premieres in Super Animeism block on July 1 ― The official website for the anime of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga posted a character promotional video and "date visual" for Ruka Sarashina from the second season on Saturday. The visual depicts Ruka offering the viewer a piece of a pancake dish on a date at a café. The returning main cast includes: Sora Amamiya ...
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Collision ‒ Episode 34

So after several episodes of deological arguments over the course of a government inquiry, we have to pull back for the obviously much more mundane proceedings of two giant space stations shooting huge lasers at each other.
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The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup Anime Casts German Team Members

Mitsuki Saiga, Yōhei Azakami, Chiharu Sawashiro, Ryūnosuke Watanuki join summer anime ― The official website for the Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama U-17 World Cup (The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup) anime series announced more of the voice cast for the top-ranked German team members on Saturday. The newly announced cast members are: Mitsuki Saiga as QP Yōhei Azakami as Michael Bismarck Chiharu Sawashi...
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Skeleton Knight in Another World ‒ Episode 7

The events of this episode force Arc to acknowledge that his battle experience is actually far below even people his own age—namely Ariane.
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Wit Studio Streams 10th Anniversary Video (Updated)

Studio holds 10th anniversary exhibit at Ikebukuro's Parco department store from May 27 to June 20 ― Update 2: Wit Studio has reuploaded the video. Animation production company Wit Studio streamed a 10th anniversary promotional video on Saturday highlighting the studio's creative works from Attack on Titan to SPY×FAMILY. The studio is also holding a 10th anniversary exhibit at Ikebukuro's Parco depar...
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I'm Quitting Heroing ‒ Episode 7

By reminding Edvard what it is like to be ignorant and out of your depth in a given situation, our hero shows Edvard that teaching is not just about effort but understanding.
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Comedians Direct Anime Shorts at Toei, Orange for Variety Show on June 11

3 shorts previewed in videos ― Fuji TV announced on Saturday it will air a variety show titled Geinin Anime Kantoku (Entertainer Anime Director) on June 11 at 4:30 p.m. that will center on comedians becoming anime directors to direct an anime short. LALANDE comedy duo member Saaya, Zoffy comedy duo member Kōhei Ueda, and the entertainer Iori will each work on an anime short by planning the short, des...
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Anime's 3rd New OVA Releases in April 2023

3rd OVA releases with 1/7-scale Neptune Little Purple figure ― The official website for the Hyperdimension Neptunia anime revealed on Friday the third new OVA in the franchise will release in April 2023. The OVA is titled Chō Jigen Game Neptune: Hidamari no Little Purple. The OVA will release as either as a serial code or as a Blu-ray Disc bundled with a new 1/7-scale Neptune Little Purple ver. figur...

New Urusei Yatsura Anime's 1st Animated Video Unveils More Cast & Staff, October Premiere

Wataru Takagi, Miyuki Sawashiro, Gundam: IBO & 2019 Fruits Basket composer Masaru Yokoyama join david production series ― The official website for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga posted the anime's first full promotional video with animation footage and first key visual on Thursday. The video announces two more cast members, more staff members, and the October prem...

Fathom Events to Screen Macross Frontier Anime Films in U.S. in June

Fathom Events had screened Macross Plus Movie Edition film in U.S. on December 14 ― Fathom Events announced on Thursday that it will screen the Macross Frontier: The False Songstress (Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime) and Macross Frontier: The Wings of Farewell (Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa) anime films in the United States in June. Macross Frontier: The False Songstress will screen on ...
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Date A Live IV Anime Casts Yumiri Hanamori as Nibelcole

Nibelcole debuts in episode 9 ― Kadokawa announced on Thursday that Yumiri Hanamori will join the cast of the Date A Live IV anime as the character Nibelcole. Nibelcole will debut in episode 9. The anime premiered on the AT-X channel on April 8. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs and is also streaming an English dub. The anime was originally slated to premiere in October, but was then del...
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Spice and Wolf: Does It Hold Up?

In the modern anime landscape, the age of "Season 3 Never" is no more! Join Ember Reviews as we take a look back at the original Spice and Wolf anime as we anxiously await what the recently announced new season has in store. ― In the modern anime landscape, the age of "Season 3 Never" is no more! Join Ember Reviews as we take a look back at the original Spice and Wolf anime as we anxiously await what...
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3D Virtual Eiko Rocks Ya Boy Kongming! OP Dance

avex pictures distributes motion data for free ― Coming straight off the high of Ya Boy Kongming!'s viral opening theme sequence (7.7 million views on avex's YouTube at the time of this writing), avex pictures has posted a video of a virtual 3D model of the heroine Eiko Tsukumi performing the OP's dance sequence. The video, which was posted on Tuesday, has achieved over a million views. Avex is offer...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, May 2-8

Spy×Family earns 2.7% rating ― Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea anime film aired on NTV on Friday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. and earned an 8.6% rating. The live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga aired on TBS on Sunday, May 8 at 12:58 a.m. and earned a 1.2% rating. The Eiga Oshiri Tantei: Sufūre-to no Himitsu film aired on NHK Educational o...
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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Film Gets 4D, IMAX, Dolby Cinema Screenings in Japan

IMAX screenings start on June 11 with 4D screenings starting on June 25 ― Toei Animation announced on Friday that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, will screen in IMAX, 4DX, MX4D, and Dolby Cinemas in Japan alongside normal screenings. The film will screen in IMAX starting on June 11, in 4DX and MX4D starting on June 25, and in Dolby Cinemas star...

Adult Swim Announces Rick and Morty: The Anime, Ninja Kamui Anime

Both anime to premiere on Adult Swim, HBO Max ― Adult Swim announced on Wednesday that it has greenlit two new anime series: Rick and Morty: The Anime and Ninja Kamui. Both series will premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max. Takashi Sano (Tower of God) will direct the ten-episode Rick and Morty: The Anime series at Telecom Animation Film (Lupin III, Shenmue the Animation). He previously directed the "Ric...
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Ya Boy Kongming! ‒ Episode 8

I am absolutely smitten with the depiction of Eiko and Nanami's relationship, and you're just going to need to put up with it as it sways my opinion of this series for the foreseeable future.
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Dance Dance Danseur ‒ Episode 6

While not as thrilling as its predecessor, this episode deftly handles the Swan Lake fall out and gives Jumpei the space to grow and finally take his first real step as a ballet student.

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