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Rinkai! Women's Cycling Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

Yukari Anzai, Miho Morisaki, Yuka Ozaki join cast after April 9 premiere ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the Rinkai! project revealed three more cast members for its anime series. The three cast members will all start performing in the anime's second episode on Tuesday. The new cast members are (from image above, top to bottom): Yukari Anzai as Chigiri Toyohashi Miho Morisaki as Suzu ...
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T・P BON Anime's Trailer Previews Theme Songs, Time Travel Scenes

Season 1 debuts on Netflix on May 2, season 2 on July 17 ― Netflix began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for T・P BON, the first anime series adatptation of the T・P BON (Time Patrol Bon) manga by Doraemon co-creator Fujiko F. Fujio, on Monday. The video highlights the the show's time traveling story, particularly scenes from the Bronze Age, the Middle Ages, World War II, and beyond. The trailer...
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The Boy and the Heron Film Stays at #1 in 2nd Weekend in Chinese Box Office; Earns US$93 Million in 12 Days

Film earned about US$12.8 million in China in 2nd week ― Entertainment news website Variety reported on Sunday that Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's latest feature film The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka) earned RMB90.6 million (about US$12.8 million), staying at #1 in the Chinese box office, in its second week. The film has earned RMB666 million (about US$93.8 million) in 12 days, st...

Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf Anime's English Dub Features Returning Cast from Original Series

Brina Palencia, J. Michael Tatum reprise roles from original anime ― Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it is streaming the English dub for the Spice & Wolf: merchant meets the wise wolf anime with the two leads reprising their roles from the original 2008 anime's dub: The English cast includes: Brina Palencia as Holo J. Michael Tatum as Lawrence Austin Tindle as Yarei Emi Lo as Myuri Doug Jackson...
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HIDIVE Streams Ya Boy Kongming! Anime Compilation Film on April 23

Film opened in Japan on March 1 ― HIDIVE announced on Friday that it will stream the Ya Boy Kongming! Road to Summer Senia (Paripi Kōmei Road to Summer Sonia) compilation film for the television anime of Yuto Yotsuba and Ryō Ogawa's Ya Boy Kongming! (Paripi Kōmei) manga on April 23 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The company streamed an English-subtitled trailer: The film opened in Japan on March 1. Eiko (played ...
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Your Spring 2024 Daily Streaming Reviews

You voted for your most-wanted anime reviews, check here to see the results! ― The spring season came in with a lot of sequels, but not all of them made the cut. Urusei Yatsura reviews will wrap but I look forward to a full season review soon. Surprisingly, ANN readers decided they were over Tatsuya and The Irregular at Magic High School Season 3, along with Anos and The Misfit of Demon King Academy...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night ‒ SEASON PREMIERE

Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night is especially focused on artists defining themselves, and how the persona of performance can be both transformative and restrictive.
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27th Detective Conan Film Earns 3.3 Billion Yen, Sets New Record for Franchise's Highest Opening Weekend

Film sells 2,274,333 tickets for 3,352,494,500 yen in 1st 3 days ― Japanese entertainment website Eiga.com reported on Monday that the Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film sold 2,274,333 tickets and earned 3,352,494,500 (about US$21.7 million) yen in its first three days. The film sold 638,119 tickets and earned 962,785,780 yen (about US$6.25...
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Reveals More Cast

Late voice actress Tarako voices mysterious yōjū ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga revealed on Saturday six new cast members behind the voices of the Monster Sweeper members, as well as a role for the late Tarako. The new cast members include (left to right): Tomohiro Ōno as Yoshimura Jun Fukushima as Miike Yutaka Aoyama as Masahide Tokuda Mitsuru Miy...
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Ninja Kamui ‒ Episode 10

As far as motivations go, it’s far from terrible but Zai’s story felt pretty predictable, and the execution wasn't strong enough since he ultimately comes off as more edgy than sympathetic.
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 15

The larger macro-plot fades into the background as we get back to the meat and potatoes of adventuring and eating monsters.
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UniteUp! Anime Season 2's Video Announces January 2025 Debut

Announced at Sunday's concert ― The second concert for Sony Music's "next dimensional idol project" UniteUp! announced with a video and a teaser visual on Sunday that the second UniteUp! television anime season will premiere in January 2025 under the title UniteUp! -Uni:Birth-. The first season will start rerunning this October. The show's first season premiered on January 7, 2023 in Japan, and Crunc...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, April 1-8

Suzume, Sound! Euphonium films, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3, My Hero Academia season 7 all make rankings ― Makoto Shinkai's Suzume film aired on NTV on Friday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 12.7% rating. Sound! Euphonium: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band, Kyoto Animation's compilation film for the first season of the Sound! Euphonium anime, aired on NHK Educat...
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CyberAgent Reveals Guidelines for In-House Creators Using Generative AI for Art

Guidelines aim to avoid copyright violations ― CyberAgent revealed on April 3 that it has created in-house guidelines for its creators for using generative AI/large language models for images, aimed at avoiding violations of copyright law and highlighting that current generative AI cannot produce a usable end product as-is. The guidelines stress that creators should not enter personal or confidential...
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Omoinotake Performs Ending Theme for My Hero Academia Anime's 7th Season

7th season debuts on May 4 after 4-episode My Hero Academia Memories compilation special ― The official website for the My Hero Academia anime announced on Saturday that Omoinotake is performing the ending theme song "Tsubomi" (Flower Bud) for anime's seventh season. The piano trio band wrote the song specifically for the anime. The anime's seventh season was announced after the sixth season ended in...
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27th Detective Conan Film Sells 630,000 Tickets, Earns 960 Million Yen on Opening Day

Film beats opening-day earnings of last year's record-breaking film ― The staff of the Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film announced at a stage greeting event on Saturday that the film sold about 630,000 tickets and earned approximately 960 million yen (about US$6.26 million) on its opening day on Friday. Comparatively, Detective Conan: Kuro...
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I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, April 15 Premiere

Meg McClain, Sara Ragsdale, Jim Foronda, more star ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the television anime of Kenkyo na Circle's I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Tensei Shitara Dainana Ōji Datta no de, Kimamani Majutsu o Kiwamemasu) light novel series on April 15. The English cast includes: Meg M...
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Pick Your Daily Anime Streaming Reviews!

You've watched the newest anime, now it's time to choose the Daily Streaming review line-up for spring!
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Kotono Mitsuishi Joins Cast of Pokémon Horizons Anime as Katy

Anime previews creditless opening, ending sequences for new arc ― The official X/Twitter account for the Pokémon anime franchise announced on Friday that Kotono Mitsuishi will play Kaede (Katy in English) in the Pokémon Horizons: The Series anime, starting with the next episode on April 19. Katy is the Gym Leader of Cercle Town (Cortondo in English). The official YouTube channel for the franchise pos...
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BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- Film's 'Awakening' Video Highlights Nagi

Film opens in Japan on April 19, in N. America on June 28 ― The official website for the anime film of Kōta Sannomiya's BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- spinoff of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock soccer manga began streaming a new "Kakusei" (Awakening promotional video on Friday. The video highlights Nagi, the lazy genius. BLUELOCK -Episode Nagi- will open in Japan on April 19. The film will ...
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The New Gate Anime Gets Browser Game

Pre-registration for THE NEW GATE Best Collection is open now ― CTW announced on Friday the television anime of Shinogi Kazanami's light novel series The New Gate is getting a browser game adaptation titled THE NEW GATE Best Collection on the G123 service. Pre-registration is available now. The game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases. Players can craft gear and go on adventures with...
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Kokoro Kikuchi Debuts as Chibi Maruko-chan Anime's Lead on April 21

Maruko's previous voice TARAKO died on March 4 after voicing character for 34 years ― The official website for the Chibi Maruko-chan television anime announced on Friday that voice actress Kokoro Kikuchi (Boruto's Sarada) will be the new voice for the anime's titular character Maruko, with the first episode featuring her debut premiering on April 21. TARAKO, the voice of Maruko for 34 years since the...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Anime Reveals 14 More Cast Members

New visual, Knightmare Frames also unveiled ― The offficial website for the four-part Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture (originally titled Gode Geass: Z of the Recapture, or Dakkan no Zetto) anime revealed its first key visual and 14 more cast members on Thursday. The newly announced cast members are: Takaya Kuroda as Kensei Kuroto Katsuyuki Konishi as Isao Monobe Miyu Tomita Haruka Rutaka Shōya Chib...
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The ANN Aftershow - What New Anime Should You Watch? (Spring 2024 Edition)

James and Lynzee are back after a hiatus to help YOU decide which of the best (and strangest) new anime premieres is worth watching. Also, James tries to explain how the omegaverse works in this one. What New Anime Should You Watch? (Spring 2024 Edition) James and Lynzee are back after a hiatus to help YOU decide which of the best (and strangest) new anime premieres is worth watching. Also, check ...
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Cross Infinite World Licenses Let's Get to Villainessin', Soup Forest, 3 More Light Novels

Also: By a Twist of Fate, I'm Attending the Royal Academy in Disguise, more ― Cross Infinite World announced on Tuesday that it has licensed five new light novel series: Title: By a Twist of Fate, I'm Attending the Royal Academy in Disguise Creators: Ringo (story), Tsukasa Satsuki (art) Release Date: May 31 (digital), physical version at later date Synopsis: Cesia, a mere servant, is attending the Ro...

Azuki, Dentsu Announce Enter the Garden Anime Anthology Series With 1st Part 'The Waiting Man' Debuting on April 30 (Updated)

Goro Taniguchi produces 3-part series streaming on Azuki's website/YouTube channel ― Azuki and Dentsu announced on Thursday a new three-part anime anthology series titled Enter The Garden, which will launch on April 30 with its first part "The Waiting Man." The anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles on Azuki's website and YouTube channel. The next two installments will premiere in the c...
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SPY×FAMILY Code: White Anime Film Review

The anime dub premieres tonight in Los Angeles, but is the Spy x Family film a must-see or an easy skip? ― Let's start this review with a bit of a litmus test to see whether you'll enjoy this film or not. Does the idea of an extended sequence about a little girl trying desperately not to poop—to the point where she starts having surreal hallucinations—sound like the height of comedy? If yes, you've f...
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Oshi no Ko Anime Gets Revival Screenings, Early Screenings of 2nd Season Premiere

Screenings of 1st 90-minute episode begin on June 7, early screenings for season 2 open on June 30 ― The staff of the Oshi no Ko anime announced on Thursday that there will be a revival screening of the anime's first 90-minute episode "Mother and Children" for two weeks starting on June 7 in Japan. There will be a Dolby Cinema version available. In addition, the first episode of the anime's second se...
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SAND LAND: THE SERIES ‒ Episode 10

This week's episode of Sand Land has one main purpose: backstory.
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LiLiCo Narrates New Promo Video for Ganbatte Ikimasshoi Theatrical Anime

Sports anime about girls' boating club opens on October 25 ― Shochiku began streaming a new promotional video on Thursday for the theatrical anime of Yoshiko Shikimura's Ganbatte Ikimasshoi novel. TV personality and film critic LiLiCo narrates the video, introducing the setting and the main characters. The film will debut on October 25. The film's title roughly translates to "let's go and give it our...
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Live-Action Hen na Ie Stays at #1, 2024 Doraemon Film Back at #2

1st Haikyu!! Final film drops to #3, Godzilla Minus One stays at #7, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM drops to #9, live-action Lovesick Ellie to #10 ― The live-action film adaptation of Uketsu's Hen na Ie (The Strange House) novel stayed at #1 for its fourth consecutive weekend. The film sold 289,000 tickets for 371,338,900 yen (about US$2.43 million) over the weekend. The film has sold a total of 2,7...
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Jump+'s World Maker, Netflix Announce Winner for Anime Short Contest

Hikari wins with 'Kiichi no Ayamachi' story about oni boy who feeds on human emotions ― World Maker, the storyboarding app service for Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ imprint, announced on Wednesday that Hikari's "Kiichi no Ayamachi" (Kiichi's Error) storyboard won the grand prize for the short anime film contest that it sponsors with Netflix. The story centers on cheerful and expressive middle school girl A...

Crunchyroll to Screen Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle, BLUELOCK The Movie -Episode Nagi-, Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom Anime Films (Updated)

Crunchyroll screens Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle on May 31, Blue Lock The Movie -Episode Nagi- on June 28 ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the North American and select international theatrical rights to the Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle, Blue Lock The Movie -Episode Nagi-, and Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom anime films. Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle (Gekijōban Haikyu!! Gomi Suteb...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 7-13

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra anime; Engage, The Condemned Villainess Goes Back in Time and Aims to Become the Ultimate Villain manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra Complete Collection BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$49.98 April 9 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date A...
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The Spring 2024 Anime Preview Guide

Your favorite fantasy disaster children are back in KONOSUBA Season 3! Check here for all the newest anime reviews, including: Mysterious Disappearances, The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio, Oblivion Battery, Mushoku Tensei, Sound! Euphonium, Mission: Yozakura Family, Go! Go! Loser Ranger!, and more! ― Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2024 Anime Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: our team of c...
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Crunchyroll Streams Mysterious Disappearances Anime

Anime premiered on Wednesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it is streaming the television anime of Nujima's Mysterious Disappearances (Kaii to Otome to Kamikakushi) manga for the spring 2024 anime season. The series streams worldwide except for Japan and China on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The series premiered on Wednesday. The anime held a special online advance screening event in Ja...
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The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members

Ami Koshimizu, Misato Fukuen, Miyuri Shimabukuro join cast ― The official website for the television anime of writer Kō Nigatsu and illustrator Sabamizore's The Many Sides of Voice Actor Radio (Seiyū Radio no Ura Omote) light novel series announced on Wednesday three new cast members: Ami Koshimizu as Rinko Kagasaki, Yasumi's manager Misato Fukuen as Mirei Asaka, broadcast writer Miyuri Shimabukuro a...
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San Francisco Int'l Film Festival Screens World Premiere of Tonko House, dwarf, Akihiro Nishino's 'Bottle George' Animated Short

Trailer, poster unveiled ― California-based studio Tonko House (Oni: Thunder God's Tale), dwarf studios (Rilakkuma and Kaoru), and Akihiro Nishino — creator of the Poupelle of Chimney Town (Entotsu-chō no Poupelle) picture book — announced on Monday that the world premiere of their 13-minute "Bottle George" animated short will screen in competition at this year's San Francisco International Film Fest...
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Sand Land: The Series Anime Reveals Promo Video, Key Visual for New Angel Hero Arc

Series debuted on March 20 ― The staff for SAND LAND: THE SERIES, the anime series adaptation of the late Akira Toriyama's SAND LAND manga unveiled a promotional video and key visual for the all-new and ongoing "The Story of the Angel Hero" ("Tenshi no Yūsha") arc. The anime debuted its first seven episodes simultaneously on Disney+ Star's "STAR Anime Series" programming and on Hulu in the U.S on Mar...
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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Anime's Visual Previews Main Characters' Updated Look

The official website for the television anime of Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda's Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest sequel manga posted a new visual showing the main characters as they will appear in the anime. The anime will premiere in July. Tetsuya Kakihara, Aya Hirano, Rie Kugimiya, Yūichi Nakamura, Sayaka Ōhara, Satomi Satou, and Yui Horie all reprise their roles as Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia, Ha...
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Needy Streamer Overload Game's Writer Nyalra Pens 13-Episode TV Anime

Nyalra aim to release anime within 2 years, plans trip to Netherlands for research ― Writer Nyalra reported on his X (formerly Twitter) account on Tuesday that he is supervising, writing the original concept, and penning the scripts for a 13-episode television anime. The writer posted a photo that revealed his role in the anime, as well as some character design sheets, but kept the title of the anime...
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Quality Assurance in Another World Anime Reveals 2 More Cast Members

Daisuke Ono, Kishō Taniyama join cast of July anime ― The staff for the television anime of Masamichi Sato's Quality Assurance in Another World (Kono Sekai wa Fukanzen Sugiru) manga revealed two new cast members on Wednesday. The new cast members are: Daisuke Ono as Jin Kishō Taniyama as Sakai The anime stars: Kaito Ishikawa as Haga Hinaki Yano as Nikola Reiji Kawashima as Amano Rie Takahashi as Akir...
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1100

Vegapunk reveals the origin of Devil Fruit's powers.

Netflix Lists Shaman King Flowers Anime for April 21

Sequel anime premiered on January 9 ― Netflix is listing Shaman King Flowers, the sequel to the recent television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga, for streaming beginning April 21. ANN can confirm the listing is currently available in the United States and Canada. The anime premiered January 9 on the TV Tokyo channel and aired for 13 episodes. The anime stars: Yōko Hikasa as Hana Asakura...
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Ninja Kamui ‒ Episode 9

We learn that Mike has started to view Emma as a surrogate daughter after he lost his own, but as solid as these emotional gut punches are, her death still feels pretty unnecessary.
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Giji Harem Anime's 1st Video Reveals Opening Song, More Staff, July Debut

Music group GOHOBI performs "Blouse" opening theme song ― The official website for the television anime of Yū Saitō's Giji Harem (Pseudo Harem) manga started streaming the anime's first promotional video on Monday, which revealed more staff and its July premiere. The video also reveals and previews the opening song "Blouse" by the music group GOHOBI. The newly announced staff members are: Color Desig...
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Chocolate Inc. Aims to Release Its 1st Anime Film, KILLTUBE, in Spring 2026

Pilot film streamed for battle entertainment story set in near-future Edo-era Tokyo ― Japanese company CHOCOLATE Inc., (live-action film Mondays/See You “This” Week!, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's Total Concentration exhibition, production and publicity for Dark Gathering anime) has launched plans to produce its first anime film, KILLTUBE, and it started streaming a "pilot film" on Monday. The com...
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New Character Teased for G Gundam Anime's 30th Anniversary

The streamed "Gundam Franchise 45th Anniversary Special" teased a "special project" for the 30th anniversary of the Mobile Fighter G Gundam anime on Sunday. During the special, the anime's lead voice actor Tomokazu Seki introduced a 30th anniversary logo and a hint of what is to come: illustrations in development for a new character. Seki qualified that he heard that there "may" be new development...
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Chained Soldier Producer, Voice Actor Discuss Bringing Sexy Anime Series to Screen

We sat down with producer Yuki Watanabe and leading actor Yūya Hirose (Yuuki), to discuss bringing this unique combination of epic action and sexy comedy to the screen. ― Ever since author Takahiro and artist Yōhei Takamura first began publishing Chained Soldier on Shonen Jump+ in 2019, their manga has been a smash hit. The story tells of how humanity has been enlisting soldiers who use the magical ...
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Delicious in Dungeon ‒ Episode 14

Kabru and his crew don't leave the most lasting impact either as individuals or as a crew, but they aren't offputting to watch.
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Giji Harem Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Opening Song & Artist, More Staff, July Premiere

Music group GOHOBI performs "Blouse" opening theme song ― The official website for the television anime of Yū Saitō's Giji Harem (Pseudo Harem) manga started streaming the anime's first promotional video on Monday, which revealed more staff and its July premiere. The video also reveals and previews the opening song "Blouse" by the music group GOHOBI. The newly announced staff members are: Color Desig...
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China Becomes Biggest Market for The Boy and the Heron, Earning US$73 Million in 1st 5 Days

Film earned about US$34.9 million in China from Friday to Sunday ― Entertainment news website Variety reported on Sunday that Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's latest feature film The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka) earned RMB248 million (about US$34.9 million) from Friday to Sunday, topping the weekend Chinese box office. Including the film's estimated Wednesday-Thursday earnings of R...
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Webby Awards Nominate Pokémon: Path to the Peak Anime for Best Animation

Series of animated shorts based on Pokémon TCG premiered globally on YouTube on August 11 ― The 28th Annual Webby Awards on April 2 nominated the Pokémon: Path to the Peak short animated series for Best Animation (Series & Channels) in its Video category. Voting is open until April 18. The series premiere globally on YouTube on August 11. The series is based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game and follo...
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Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ Anime Gets English Dub on April 26

Anime's English dub to stream on Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise's YouTube channel every Friday ― The Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise started streaming a commercial video on Saturday to announce the English dub premiere of Cardfight!! Vanguard DivineZ, the latest season of the anime, on April 26 at 4:00 p.m. PDT and at 7:00 p.m. EDT, on the franchise's YouTube channel. The anime premiered in Japan on J...
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27th Detective Conan Film Gets Midnight Screenings, Reveals New Trailer

Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube premieres on April 12 ― The official website for the upcoming Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film revealed on Sunday a new trailer for the film, and also revealed the film will screen at midnight on April 12 across 23 theaters. The midnight debut marks a first for the Detective Conan movies as p...
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The Spring 2024 Anime Preview Guide

The Omegaverse makes its jump into the world of anime with BL title Tadaima, Okaeri! Plus Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers, Mushoku Tensei, Sound! Euphonium, The Duke of Death and His Maid, Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again, and more! Keep checking back for more new anime updates and reviews. ― Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2024 Anime Preview Guide! Here's how it...
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WWWave Corporation Reveals Plan to Produce 4 New Anime Each Year Starting in 2025

New Deregula anime label to produce anime based on manga from other publishers ― WWWave Corporation confirmed with Anime News Network at the AnimeJapan 2024 event last month that it is planning to release four new anime each year starting in 2025. The titles will be adaptations of manga from other publishers, but WWWave Corporation itself will completely produce the anime. The company plans to announ...
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Banished from the Hero's Party Season 2 Anime Series Review

A new, compelling villain and a pleasant romantic backdrop makes for a deeply satisfying show. ― Despite the off-putting, typical-for-light-novels word salad of its full 15-word title, the first season of Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside was one of my highlights of the Fall 2021 season. For one, it wasn't an isekai, and it mixed low-stakes slice-of-lif...
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Bucchigiri?! ‒ SERIES FINALE

Suffice it to say, Bucchigiri?! did not justify the exclamation point in its title, but it earned that question mark pretty well.
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The Witch and the Beast ‒ SEASON FINALE

Although Guideau would never openly admit it, they like experiencing humanity.
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Oi! Tonbo Golf Anime Streams on Amazon Prime

Anime premiered on Saturday ― The anime of Ken Kawasaki and Yū Furusawa's Oi! Tonbo (Hey! Tonbo) manga is streaming on Amazon Prime Video under the title Tonbo! as the show airs in Japan. Episode 1 is available for streaming now with English and Japanese audio. The anime premiered on April 6 at 10:00 a.m. (April 5 at 9:00 p.m. EDT) on the TV Tokyo channel and its affiliates. The anime will also debu...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night Anime Reveals 6 More Cast Members

Ayu Matsuura, Chika Anzai, Nao Tōyama, Asami Seto, Yūko Kaida, Hekiru Shiina join cast ― The Twitter account for Doga Kobo's original television anime series Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night (Yoru no Kurage wa Oyogenai) revealed six more cast members on Saturday. The newly announced cast members are (left to right): Ayu Matsuura as Kaho Chika Anzai as Mion Nao Tōyama as Arieru Asami Seto as Koharu Y...
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The Spring 2024 Anime Preview Guide

It's time for a brand-new caper with Mission: Yozakura Family! Plus Go! Go! Loser Ranger!, Tonari no Yokai-san, Jellyfish Can't Swim at Night, Tonbo!, The Irregular at Magic High School Season 3, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3, and more! Keep checking back for more new anime updates and reviews. ― Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2024 Anime Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: ...

Anime Episodes From Crunchyroll's Spring Season Leak Ahead of Premiere

Crunchyroll: "We are currently investigating the source of the leaks" ― The first episodes of the upcoming Sound! Euphonium 3; Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers; Unnamed Memory; KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world! 3; Gods' Games We Play; The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases; As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World; ...
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Mahjong Soul Kan!! Anime's Main Promo Video Unveils April 25 Debut on YouTube Premium

Maaya Uchida, Chiwa Saito, Mariya Ise, Ami Koshimizu perform theme song ― The official website for Yostar's free-to-play mahjong game Mahjong Soul (Jong-Tama or Jan-Tama/majsoul) revealed the main promotional video for the Mahjong Soul Kan!! net anime on Saturday. The video announces that the anime will debut on YouTube Premium on April 25. New episodes will run every Thursday at 10:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m...
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Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage Anime Series Review

As before, Second Stage's biggest strength is in its complex, nuanced character development and dynamics. ― I was a little surprised when Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2nd Stage failed to win enough ANN reader votes for weekly streaming reviews of its second season, as I'd been under the impression the first season was pretty popular. I guess I was wrong. To several of my internet buddies, each succ...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, March 25-31

Sazae-san 55th anniversary special earns 8.0% rating ― The final episode of the new live-action series of Fumi Yoshinaga's Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga aired on Fuji TV on Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 p.m. and earned a 5.4% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san 55-shūnen Maeiwai Special Fuji TV March 31 (Sun) 18:00 60 min. 8.0 1-jikan Special Meitantei Conan Kid ...
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Metallic Rouge ‒ SERIES FINALE

A wholly realized version of Naomi and Rouge's arc would have been wonderful, with this desperate act of soul-binding providing the tart yet tantalizing cherry on top.

My Hero Academia You're Next Film's 2nd Teaser Video Introduces 'Dark Might' Villain

Kenta Miyake voices role in film opening on August 2 ― Toho Animation began streaming a second teaser video on Saturday for My Hero Academia the Movie: You're Next (My Hero Academia: You're Next), the fourth anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise. The video previews the villain character "Dark Might," who looks like All Might and is also voiced by Kenta Miyake. The film will open on August 2. T...

Episodes of Anime from Crunchyroll's Spring Season Leak Online Ahead of Official Premiere

Crunchyroll: "We are currently investigating the source of the leaks" ― The first episodes of the upcoming Sound! Euphonium 3; Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers; Unnamed Memory; KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world! 3; Gods' Games We Play; The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases; As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World; ...
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The Spring 2024 Anime Preview Guide

Tatsuya and friends are back for more sci-fi magical action in the third season of Irregular at Magic High School. Plus, we have reviews for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3, Astro Note, Highspeed Étoile, and more! Keep checking back for more new anime updates and reviews. ― Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2024 Anime Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: our team of critics write...
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Netflix Adds Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Film

Film streams in 169 countries, including U.S., Japan ― Netflix added Makoto Shinkai's Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) film to its streaming service in 169 countries, including the U.S. and Japan, on Friday. Crunchyroll is also streaming the film. The film opened in Japan at #1 in November 2022. It opened in North America on April 2023. Crunchyroll screened the film in Japanese with English subtitles and ...
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Guinness World Records Names Jujutsu Kaisen 'Most In-Demand Animated TV Show'

Jujutsu Kaisen overtakes Attack on Titan as "world's most popular anime" ― The Guinness World Records has certified Jujutsu Kaisen as the "most in-demand animated TV show," also calling it the "world's most popular anime." The series overtakes Attack on Titan, which has held the record since 2020. The company explains that it based this decision on information from data-science firm Parrot Analytics....
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Ya Boy Kongming! Road to Summer Sonia Anime Film Review

Some of the best-looking musical sequences are so heavily improved upon their original versions that they alone justify watching this film, even if you know the original by heart. ― Compilation films are such a weird thing in anime, are they not? We accept their existence because there are a million of them. If American TV shows started cutting up full seasons into 2 hours and throwing five minutes o...
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Pokémon Horizons Anime Reveals 4 More Cast Members for 'Terastal Debut' Arc

New arc debuts on April 12 ― The official X/Twitter account for the Pokémon anime franchise announced four more cast members for the "Terastal Debut" arc for the Pokémon Horizons: The Series anime on Friday. All four characters are teachers at the "Orange Academy" (Naranja Academy in English). The new cast includes (left to right, name romanizations are not official): Mahito Ōba as Krabel Sanae Kobay...
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Highspeed Étoile Original Anime Gets Smartphone Puzzle Game

BlazeCircuit Studio develops game slated for release this year ― The official website for the original television anime project Highspeed Étoile revealed on Friday that the anime getting a puzzle game for smartphones titled Highspeed Étoile Puzzle Racing! that is slated to release this year. BlazeCircuit Studio is developing the game. The game will be free to play with optional paid items. The anime ...
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Kurayukaba, Kuramerukagari Anime Films Reveal Final Trailers

Both films open on April 12 ― The staff for Shigeyoshi Tsukahara and Twiflo's original full-length anime film project Kurayukaba and brand-new spinoff full-length anime film titled Kuramerukagari streamed on Friday the final trailers for both films ahead of their release on April 12. Kurayukaba Kuramerukagari Kurayukaba and Kuramerukagari will open in Japan on April 12. Crunchyroll will stream both f...

Crunchyroll Reveals More Streaming Anime for Spring, Multiple Profiles

A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics, Highspeed Étoile, Tonari no Yōkai-san, more ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will also stream the following anime for the spring 2024 anime season: A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics (pictured right) — April 4 Highspeed Étoile — April 5 Tonari no Yōkai-san — April 6 The New Gate — April 13 YATAGARASU: The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master (Karasu wa Aruji o Erabanai) —...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Winter 2024

It's showdown time for the last episodes of Winter 2024, and Solo Leveling triumphs over Mashle. Come see the last-minute surprises at the end of the season! ― 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 base...

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