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Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Opens Theatrically at #1, The First Slam Dunk Drops to #3

Suzume drops to #5, Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom drops to #10 ― "World Tour Jōei: Kimetsu no Yaiba Jōgen Shūketsu, Soshite Katanakaji no Sato e" (World Tour Screenings: Demon Slayer: The Upper Ranks Gather and Onward to the Swordsmith Village), the theatrical screenings of the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) television anime,...

The Dangers in My Heart Anime Casts Yukari Tamura, Nobunaga Shimazaki

Tamura voices Kyotaro's sister; Shimazaki voices upperclassman ― The official website for the television anime of Norio Sakurai's The Dangers in My Heart (Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu) manga revealed two new cast members for the anime on Tuesday. The new cast members include: Yukari Tamura as Kana Ichikawa, Kyotaro's doting older sister Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruya Nanjō, Ichikawa and Yamada's upper...
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The Fire Hunter ‒ Episode 4

The Fire Hunter looks like it's settling into a snooze-worthy format of talking heads flanked by scenes of floating, ill-conceived character designs. What a disappointment coming from Mamoru Oshii.

HIDIVE Adds Kin-iro Mosaic Thank you!! Anime Film, Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days Special

Both stream on February 13 ― HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will stream the Kin-iro Mosaic Thank you!! anime film and Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days anime special episode on February 13 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The film based on Yui Hara's Kin-iro Mosaic manga opened in August 2021. HIDIVE describes the story: Alice, Shinobu, Aya, and Yoko have truly become the best of friends, but since it's their last y...
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Buddy Daddies ‒ Episode 5

While I found at least five relatable parent moments in the series, my favorite joke is Kyu lying to Miri about her dads' jobs. The child drawing of Rei as an oil baron will live rent-free in my head for the rest of the anime season.
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"Ippon" Again! ‒ Episode 5

I also love that Michi isn't content to go on the defense when she has a points lead. This girl's got a fire that isn't going to be quenched by eking out a technical victory.
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Trigun Stampede ‒ Episode 5

This episode tries to hammer in Vash's hypocrisy about how he makes a lot of promises that he can't keep.
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BLUELOCK ‒ Episode 17

No amount of words can fully describe the overwhelming amount of catharsis I felt during this episode.
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Giant Beasts of Ars ‒ Episode 5

Giant Beasts of Ars is shaping up to be a pretty standard fantasy story, but with enough interesting bits at the edges to make things enjoyable.
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Revenger ‒ Episode 5

Episode 5 is one of Revenger's most interesting episodes thus far, one which leaves the audience with more to reflect on than clear-cut answers.
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One Piece ‒ Episode 1050

The Toei team deserves a break after the spectacular 1049, but this episode nevertheless does a good job of leaning into flashbacks and building up the emotional stakes for a big finale.
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Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown ‒ Episode 5

This time, Takemichi may have just made the biggest mistake in either of his lifetimes.
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy II ‒ Episode 5

Is there anything more badass than having a casual conversation while your enemies fruitlessly attempt to burn you alive?
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Handyman Saitō in Another World ‒ Episode 5

This episode makes it apparent that Handyman Saitō isn't always going to be a comedy.

The First Slam Dunk Film Tops Korean Box Office in 5th Weekend

Film earns equivalent of US$2.28 million over weekend, crossing US$19.3 million total The First Slam Dunk, the new anime film of Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk basketball manga, ranked #1 in its fifth weekend in South Korea earning an equivalent of US$2,280,244 from Friday to Sunday. The film sold 276,453 tickets and played on 1,013 screens. The film's week-on-week revenue increased by 10%. The film ha...

2nd Sword Art Online: Progressive Film Earns US$607,000 in U.S.

Film opened on Friday in 892 locations ― Deadline reported on Sunday that Sword Art Online The Movie - Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night (Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo), the second film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- anime film series, has earned US$607,000 in the United States. The movie opened in 892 locations in the U.S. on Friday, and had a pe...
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My Hero Academia Season 6 ‒ Episode 131

By focusing on the crying, lonely child instead of the twisted hatred surrounding him, Deku's proposing something radically empathetic; an act that may just be the key to a better future for MHA's world at large.
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Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 3 ‒ Episode 17

The Harvest Festival Arc is, at long last, truly over.

Fate/Grand Order: Fujimaru Ritsuka wa Wakaranai Anime Shorts Launch on YouTube

First 2 episodes premiered on Saturday ― The "Fate/Grand Order Winter Party 2022-2023" event announced the premiere of Tsuchida's Fate/Grand Order: Fujimaru Ritsuka wa Wakaranai (Fate/Grand Order: Ritsuka Fujimaru Doesn't Get It) short anime on the franchise's official YouTube channel on Saturday. The Fate/Grand Order YouTube channel streamed the short anime's first two episodes on Saturday, and will...

Collar×Malice 2-Part Anime Film Project Opens on May 26, June 23

More cast, visual, story information also revealed ― The official website for Gekijōban Collar×Malice Deep Cover, the two-part theatrical anime adaptation of Idea Factory's Otomate brand's Collar x Malice game, revealed on Sunday that the two films will open on May 26 and June 23, respectively. The website also revealed two more cast members. Kaede Hondo will voice the heroine Ichika Hoshino (unvoice...

Genki Muro Joins Cast of Trigun Stampede Anime

Muro voices Livio the Double Fang starting in 6th episode ― The official website for the Trigun Stampede anime revealed on Saturday that Genki Muro will voice the character Livio the Double Fang in the series. The character will debut in the sixth episode. TOHO Animation is streaming a preview for the sixth episode, which features the character. The series premiered in Japan on January 7. Crunchyroll...

My Hero Academia 6th Season Anime's 5th Promo Video Previews 'Black Hero Arc'

New arc to start next week ― TOHO Animation began streaming the fifth promotional video on Saturday for the sixth season of the My Hero Academia anime. The video previews the anime's new "Black Hero Arc," which will start on February 11. The official Twitter account for the anime also revealed a new visual. /#ヒロアカ 6期新キービジュアルが来た!\『僕のヒーローアカデミア』6期新章「黒いヒーロー編」2/11(土)スタート!新たなキービジュアルを解禁しました!更に、新PVも解禁!!▼http...

Heavenly Delusion Anime Reveals Main Cast, April Debut, Exclusive Streaming on Disney+ Worldwide

Gen Sato, Sayaka Senbongi, Hibiku Yamamura star in series ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Masakazu Ishiguro's Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku Dai Makyō) manga revealed the anime's main cast and April debut on Friday. The anime will stream exclusively on Disney+ worldwide, and will air in Japan on Tokyo MX, Hokkaido TV, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, TV Aichi, MBS, and BS11. The w...

My One-Hit Kill Sister Anime's Teaser Unveils Ending Song Artist, April 8 Debut

VALIS performs ending song 'Mukyū Platonic' ― The official Twitter account for My One-Hit Kill Sister, the anime of Konoe's Isekai One Turn Kill Nee-san: Ane Dо̄han no Isekai Seikatsu Hajimemashita (One Turn Kill Sister in Another World: I Started Living in Another World with My Older Sister) light novels, announced the musical act behind the ending theme song and the April 8 premiere for the anime o...
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Spy Classroom ‒ Episode 5

Just…why? Why would you ever organize a story like this?

Japanese Animation TV Ranking, January 23-29

Delicious Party♡Precure anime's final episode earns 3.5% rating ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV January 29 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.2 Detective Conan NTV January 28 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.8 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV January 29 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.2 My Hero Academia Season 6 NTV January 28 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.0 Doraemon TV Asahi January 28 (Sat) 17:00 30 mi...

Toei Posts 'Baton-Passing' Video Ahead of Soaring Sky! Precure Premiere

Soaring Sky! Precure premieres on Sunday with Crunchyroll streaming ― Toei Animation posted a "A Message for Passing the Baton from Cure Precious to Cure Sky" video last Sunday. Toei Animation has been posting similar videos in the past before a new Precure series premiered. In the above video, Cure Precious thanks the audience for being with her for an entire year, and then introduces her new friend...
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Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte ‒ Episode 5

Love Me Magically wouldn't be an otome game if things didn't get at least a little weird and screwed up along the way.

Man With a Mission, milet Perform Opening Theme for Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village Arc Anime

Ryotaro Okiayu, Toshio Furukawa, Kousuke Toriumi join cast ― A livestream presentation for the Demon Slayer franchise revealed on Friday that Man With a Mission and milet will perform the opening theme song "Kizuna no Kiseki" (Bonds of Miracle) for the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) television anime. Aniplex is streaming a pre...

My Hero Academia Anime Reveals Cast for 4th, 6th Generation One For All Characters

Toshiyuki Morikawa, Tetsuya Kakihara join cast ― The official website for the My Hero Academia anime revealed two more cast members on Saturday for the show's sixth season. The characters will appear in the 18th episode of the sixth season on Saturday. Toshiyuki Morikawa as Hikage Shinomori, the fourth generation One For All Tetsuya Kakihara as En, the sixth generation One For All The anime's sixth s...
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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale ‒ Episode 5

After the tension of the previous storyline, it's time for things to slow down a bit for Anne, Challe Fenn Challe, and Mithril Lid Pod.
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Kaina of the Great Snow Sea ‒ Episode 4

That's where I'm at with Kaina of the Great Snow Sea right now: strong setting, iffy presentation, and weak narrative.
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Tomo-chan Is a Girl! ‒ Episode 5

Once again, I was left wondering what was going on through Jun's mind throughout the episode.
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ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! ‒ Episode 5

Every episode of Onimai thus far has found an excuse to put Mahiro in a cute new outfit, and this one is no exception. The context this time is a Halloween house party, but only Mahiro shows up in costume, thanks to Mihari's trickery.

Daisuke Hirakawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto Join Cast of Revenger Anime

Original anime premiered on January 5 with Crunchyroll streaming ― The official Twitter account for Nitroplus and Shochiku's original television anime Revenger revealed two more cast members for the anime on Friday. The two new cast members are Nobuhiko Okamoto as Saimon Shishido (left in image below) and Daisuke Hirakawa as Liu (right). The anime premiered in Japan on January 5. Crunchyroll is strea...

In/Spectre Anime's 2nd Season Reveals 2 More Cast Members

Shimba Tsuchiya, Kana Ichinose join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase's In/Spectre (Kyokō Suiri or Invented Interface) manga revealed two more cast members on Friday for the anime's second season. The new cast includes Shimba Tsuchiya as Kazuyuki Konno (left in image below) and Kana Ichinose as Marumi Oki (right, character name romanizations not...

The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses Anime Streams Character Video for Riho Tsukishima

Aya Yamane voices character in anime debuting in "Animeism" programming block in April ― The official website for the anime of Kouji Seo's The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses (Megami no Café Terrace) manga began streaming a character video on Friday for the character Riho Tsukishima (voiced by Aya Yamane). The website also revealed a new visual for the character. The site previously streamed a video f...

My Home Hero Anime Posts 1st Video, Theme Song Artists

Chiai Fujikawa, Dizzy Sunfist perform opening, ending songs for April anime ― The official website for the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Masashi Asaki's My Home Hero manga posted the anime's first promotional video and information on its theme songs on Friday. The video shows the home invasion incident that begins the main story. Chiai Fujikawa perform the anime's opening theme song "Ai no U...

WIT Studio Produces 'The Dog & The Boy' Anime Short With AI Generated Backgrounds

Ryōtarō Makihara directed short with rinna AI assistance for backgrounds ― Netflix's Japan YouTube channel began streaming a new anime short titled "The Dog & The Boy" ("Inu to Shōnen") by WIT Studio on Tuesday. The short features AI-generated backgrounds (based on human-created concept art and final touch-ups). Netflix stated that the move is an attempt to alleviate the "lack of manpower in the anim...

Ultraman 3D CG Anime's Final Season Teaser Reveals More Cast

M.A.O, Kōji Ishii join cast as Balkyua, Mephisto in season on Netflix in spring ― The official website for the 3D CG anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga unveiled a new teaser trailer for the anime's final season on Friday. The video reveals two new characters Balkyua (character name romanization is not official) and Mephisto, voiced by new cast members M.A.O and Kōji Ishi...

Hirogaru Sky! Precure Anime Casts Ayumu Murase, Ayaka Nanase

Murase plays 1st male Precure Cure Wing, Nanase plays new adult Precure Cure Butterfly ― An online conference for Hirogaru Sky! Precure (Wide Open Sky! Precure), the 20th Precure (Pretty Cure) television anime series, revealed two new cast members on Thursday. Ayumu Murase as Cure Wing, the first male Precure, who is about 12-years-old Ayaka Nanase as Cure Butterfly, a Precure who has recently become...

Netflix Streams Monster Anime

All 74 episodes stream in Japanese, French ― Netflix is streaming the anime of Naoki Urasawa's Monster manga. Netflix had previously added the first 30 episodes, but it is now streaming all 74 episodes. The anime is streaming in Japanese and with a French dub. The English dub is not streaming on the service. Netflix describes the series: A brilliant Japanese neurosurgeon is drawn into darkness when h...

yoruhashi's The Kingdoms of Ruin Manga Gets TV Anime This Year

Kaito Ishikawa, Azumi Waki star in anime from Yokohama Animation Lab ― A website opened on Wednesday to announce that yoruhashi's The Kingdoms of Ruin manga will get a television anime adaptation this year. The website revealed the anime's first key visual. yoruhashi also drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement. The anime's main cast are: Kaito Ishikawa as Adonis Azumi Waki as Doroka Kei...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV ‒ Episode 16

As Ryu is nursing hers in the Deep Levels, Welf struggles with his own as he forges a magic sword unlike any other he's made under extreme pressure.
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Tsurune: The Linking Shot ‒ Episode 5

“Push and Pull” is a moving and masterfully directed episode about a critical shift between lifelong friends Kaito and Nanao.
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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess ‒ Episode 5

Bet you didn't realize this is also a magical girl anime, did you?

HIDIVE Streams English Dub for Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Anime Season 2

Cast returns for dub on February 8 ― HIDIVE announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming an English dub for Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan Super Extra, the second television anime season based on Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga, on February 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The English cast, which features returning members, includes: Joe Daniels...
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The Eminence in Shadow ‒ Episode 18

As far as the overall story goes, this fight is a foreshadowing tool more than anything else. What's important is not the fight itself but rather the conversation between Iris and Perv Asshat.

Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Dub Casting Prompts Discussion Over Suletta Role

Suletta is interpreted as being of North African or Middle Eastern descent ― Crunchyroll announced the English dub cast for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury on Wednesday, but controversy over the Suletta role has reignited discussion over the company's move to in-person dubbing in Texas and representation within the industry. The dub is set to premiere on the streaming service on Sunday wit...

Crunchyroll to Stream Soaring Sky! Precure Anime

Anime begins streaming on Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream Soaring Sky! Precure (Hirogaru Sky! Precure), the 20th Precure (Pretty Cure) television anime series, starting on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. EST in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The anime will premiere on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation TV, TV ...

Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Part 1 and 2

Fans of old-school shōjo and soapy melodrama won't want to miss this. ― Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern is one of the latest adaptations of the manga series of the same name, written by Waki Yamato and published between 1975 and 1977. The series has largely become Yamato's defining work, and with good reason: she won the first Kodansha Book Award for shōjo manga in 1977 for this series. It was al...

The Duke of Death and His Maid Anime Season 2 Reveals Trailer, Visual, July Premiere

1st season debuted in July 2021 ― The official website for the television anime of Koharu Inoue's The Duke of Death and His Maid (Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid) manga revealed on Thursday a new teaser promotional video, visual, and July premiere for the second season. The television anime's first season premiered in Japan in July 2021, and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the anime as it a...

This Week in Anime - The Deer King's Beating Heart

The latest film from Ghibli alumni directors shares some themes with Princess Mononoke but proves it has the heart to stand on its own. ― The latest film from Ghibli alumni directors shares some themes with Princess Mononoke but proves it has the heart to stand on its own. This movie is streaming on Hulu Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the vie...
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BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense. Season 2 ‒ Episode 4

BOFURI always brings out the extra artistic sauce when rendering Maple's Machine God form, but here we turn that up to eleven with the girl doing her best Gurren Lagann impression.

Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Film Earns 13 Billion Yen

Film earns 13.16 billion yen, sells 9.9 million tickets ― Makoto Shinkai's Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) anime film has earned about 13.16 billion yen (about US$101 million) and has sold over 9.9 million tickets as of Sunday. The film ranked at #4 in its 11th weekend. The film is now the 23rd highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. The film opened at #1 on November 11 and sold 1.33 million tickets ...

Sailor Moon Cosmos Anime Films' Trailer Reveals Daoko Theme Song

Daoko performs "Tsuki no Hana" song for 2-part film project ― The official website for Gekijōban Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Cosmos (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos the Movie), the two-part anime film project adapting the final "Shadow Galactica" arc of Naoko Takeuchi's original Sailor Moon manga, unveiled a new trailer and visual for the films on Tuesday. The trailer reveals and previews the films...

The ANN Aftershow - Wolfwood Joins Trigun Stampede!

The ANN Aftershow hosts sexy dirtbag Wolfwood, whether E3 matters anymore, and our favorite Sailor Guardians this week! ― Wolfwood Joins Trigun Stampede! The ANN Aftershow is back after a one-week break, and what's a better reward than WOLFWOOD? One of anime's original crushes has a brand-new look in the latest episode of Trigun Stampede! Also: we pick our favorite Sailor Guardians before the new mo...
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Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill ‒ Episode 4

As terrifyingly all-powerful as Fel seems, we all knew that eventually, Mukohda would have to learn to fend for himself and level up.
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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 4 ‒ Episode 42

Decay of the Angel may prove more insidious than previous foes the Agency has faced, and they're going to need all hands on deck because these decayed angels may not have anywhere they fear to tread.

Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Reveals English Dub's Cast, February 5 Premiere

Jill Harris, Natalie Van Sistine, Elizabeth Maxwell, more star ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the English dub for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years, on Sunday. The English dub includes: Jill Harris as Suletta Natalie Van Sistine as Miorine Elizabeth Maxwell as ...

Ascendent Animation Licenses, Produces English Dub for Caressing My Hibernating Bear Anime

BL anime debuted in July 2022 ― Ascendent Animation announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the AnimeFesta anime adaptation of Haruchika's boys-love manga Mori no Kuma-san, Tōminchū (Caressing the Nipples of My Hibernating Bear or literally, The Forest Bear, Hibernating). The company will release the anime with the name Caressing My Hibernating Bear. The company will produce an English dub in par...

Monster Episodes 1-30

In these first thirty episodes, the series is living up to its reputation as a stone-cold classic, and I'm completely on board for the next batch. ― I'm not kidding when I say that folks like me have been waiting years to finally get their hands on Monster. Even though Naoki Urasawa's original manga is a legendary part of the modern manga canon, not to mention the fact that the anime adaptation is eq...

Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudō Anime Reveals 4 Cast Members

Kana Hanazawa, Sumire Uesaka, Sho Fujisawa, Megumi Ogata join cast ― The staff for the television anime of Aoi Akashiro and Sonshō Hangetsuban's Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudō (What God Does in a World Without Gods) manga revealed more cast members on Wednesday. The newly announced cast includes: Kana Hanazawa as Aruaru Sumire Uesaka as Shiruriru Sho Fujisawa as Roy Megumi Ogata as Kuren The anim...
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Your Anime Rankings - Best of Winter 2023, Jan 1-28

We're starting the busiest season ever, with 44 titles in the rankings! Can we survive such a deluge of crisscrossing lines? ― Let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season, based on the polls you can find in our Daily Streaming Reviews and on the Your Score page with the latest simulcasts. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated individual ...

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear 2nd Season Anime's Promo Video Reveals, Previews Opening Theme Song

Cast returns for 2nd season in April ― The staff for Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Punch!, the second anime season based on Kumanano and 029's Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear light novels, unveiled the anime's second promotional video on Wednesday. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song "Kimi to no Mirai" by Azumi Waki, who plays one of the main characters Fina. Kadokawa also streamed the anime's first 30-s...
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High Card ‒ Episode 4

Whether High Card has enough real estate to fully flesh out its cast is hard to say, but given what we have here, I don't exactly have a lot of faith.

Anime's 3-Episode Rule: Is It Still Valid?

You've heard it before. "Give it three episodes and see what happens." It's considered tried-and-true advice before dropping an anime, but is still useful? ― Generally speaking, certain rules and tropes in anime are somewhat universally agreed upon: In romance anime with multiple love interests, the childhood friend will likely not get together with the main character; or on the lewder side, if the m...

Dekoboko Majo no Oyako Jijō Anime Reveals Main Cast, 2023 TV Premiere

Nana Mizuki, Aoi Koga play Viola, Alissa in gag comedy ― The official website for the anime of Piroya's Dekoboko Majo no Oyako Jijō (The Family Circumstances of the Imbalanced Witch) manga revealed on Wednesday the anime's two main cast members, new visual, and 2023 television premiere. Nana Mizuki plays Viola (right in visual above), while Aoi Koga plays Alissa (left). The gag comedy centers on Alis...

Discotek Licenses Re: Cutie Honey, Nanoha Reflection, Aim for the Ace: The Movie, More Anime

Lupin III: Angel Tactics, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, Mazinkaiser vs the Great General of Darkness also licensed ― Discotek Media announced on Monday that it has licensed titles for release sometime this year, including the Re: Cutie Honey, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, Aim for the Ace: The Movie, Lupin III: Angel Tactics, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, and Mazinkaiser vs the Gre...

North American Anime, Manga Releases, January 29-February 4

Shaman King, Ascendance of a Bookworm anime ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 BDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 January 31 City Hunter: Movie & TV Special Collection BDPlease Discotek US$49.95 January 31 Dino Mech Gaiking BDPlease Discotek US$49.95 January 31 GaoGaiGar: The King of Braves BDPlease Discotek US$79.95 January 31 Sh...

A Silent Voice's Yoshitoki Ōima's Original Character Designs Highlighted in New Kyocera Promo Video

Saori Hayami, Yuuki Kaji starred in Watashi no Hashtag ga Haenakute short ― Electronics maker Kyocera began streaming on Thursday a video highlighting Yoshitoki Ōima (A Silent Voice, To Your Eternity)'s original character designs for the original anime short Watashi no Hashtag ga Haenakute (My Hashtag Does Not Shine). Kyocera began streaming the original anime on its YouTube channel on January 18. Ko...

Magical Girl Raising Project Restart Light Novel Volumes Get Anime

Director Hiroyuki Hashimoto returns from 1st anime ― A stage reading in the Magical Girl Raising Project franchise announced on Sunday that an anime adaptation of Asari Endō's Magical Girl Raising Project Restart light novel volumes has been green-lit. Hiroyuki Hashimoto reported on Twitter that he will return from the first Magical Girl Raising Project anime as the director. The franchise's Twitter ...

One Piece Film Red Tops Howl's Moving Castle as #4 All-Time Anime Film Globally, #5 in Japan

Film earns 31.9 billion yen globally, 19.7 billion yen in Japan after 177 days ― The official website for the One Piece Film Red anime announced on Tuesday that the film has sold over 14.27 million tickets for over 19.7 billion yen (about US$152 million) as of Sunday, January 29, its 177th and final day at the Japanese box office. With this milestone, the film has surpassed Howl's Moving Castle as th...
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In/Spectre Season 2 ‒ Episode 16

In this story, the crime is of lesser importance than the romantic resolution, although that doesn't mean we don't have a little twisted fun with the case.

This Week in Anime - Don't Sleep on The Ancient Magus' Bride OVAs

The Ancient Magus' Bride season 2 is still a ways off, but there are OVAs to tide us over. Nick and Steve are here to tell you why you shouldn't overlook these side story episodes. ― The Ancient Magus' Bride season 2 is still a ways off, but there are OVAs to tide us over. Nick and Steve are here to tell you why you shouldn't overlook these side story episodes. This series is streaming on Crunchyrol...
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Vinland Saga Season 2 ‒ Episode 4

This one interaction between Einar and Thorfinn takes up the majority of the episode, and a lesser show would feel pressured to have it build to a more traditionally satisfying climax.
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BLUELOCK ‒ Episode 16

After all the psychological breakdowns and high-stakes soccer matches, it's nice to have an episode that's simply about the characters interacting with each other.

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