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Yen Press Releases Konosuba Tabletop RPG on October 19

― Yen Press is listing the English version of the Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! TRPG (Kono Subarashī Sekai ni Shukufuku o! TRPG) role-playing game on its website for release on October 19. Yen Press had announced an October release window for the game last month. The company describes the tabletop role-playing game: Live out the wildest fantasies in the world of Konosuba: God's B...
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My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission Anime Reveals Stealth Suit Designs

The official website for My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the franchise, revealed the new "stealth suit" designs for the film for Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki. The film will open in Japan on August 6. A video released on Saturday teases that in the film's story, Deku will be wanted by authorities for mass murder. Additionally, the film will feature an incide...
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My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission Anime Reveals Stealth Suit Designs

The official website for My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the franchise, revealed the new "stealth suit" designs for the film for Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki. The film will open in Japan on August 6. A video released on Saturday teases that in the film's story, Deku will be wanted by authorities for mass murder. Additionally, the film will feature an incide...
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My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, 3 More Manga Rank on NYT May Bestseller List

― The 27th volume of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, the first two volumes of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, the second and fourth volumes of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga, ninth volume of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga, and the first volume of Tatsuya Endo's Spy x Family manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller l...
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City Hunter Takarazuka Revue Musical Unveils Visual

― The official website for the all-female Takarazaka Revue unveiled the visual for its stage musical adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter manga on Friday. The musical, titled Musical City Hunter -Nusumareta XYZ- (Stolen XYZ), will run at Takarazuka Grand Theater from August 6 to September 13 and at Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre from October 1 to November 14. Members of the Takarazuka Revue's Snow Tr...
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Banana Fish Stage Play Reveals 7 Cast Members in Costume

The official website for the two-part stage play production based on Akimi Yoshida's Banana Fish manga revealed new visuals for seven of the cast members on Friday. The visuals show the cast members in costume. The cast members include (starting with top row, from left to right): Asahi Uchida as Max Lobo Yuki Saotome as Frederick Arthur Hiroki Sana as Lee Yut Lung Taizo Shiina as Sin Su Rin Masano...
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Touhou Project's 18th Game Releases on Steam

― Japanese dōjin developer ZUN (founder and sole member of the Team Shanghai Alice dōjin game developer circle) and Mediascape released Touhou Kōryūdō: Unconnected Marketeers, the 18th main game in the Touhou Project game series, on Monday. The game is only available in Japanese. ZUN released the game's demo at the "Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai" event on March 21. The game's main characters include Reimu...
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Flying Lotus: Yasuke Anime is 'Just the Beginning' With 'Big Plans' for Franchise

Musician Flying Lotus teased on Twitter on Thursday that the six episodes of LeSean Thomas and MAPPA's Yasuke anime serve as an "introduction to this world." He added, "We have big plans for Yasuke. It's just the beginning." The anime debuted on April 2 worldwide on Netflix. Satoshi Iwataki (A Certain Magical Index, Dororo) was the chief animation director, and Takeru Sato was the chief technical ...
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Flying Lotus: Yasuke Anime is 'Just the Beginning' With 'Big Plans' for Franchise

― Musician Flying Lotus teased on Twitter on Thursday that the six episodes of LeSean Thomas and MAPPA's Yasuke anime serve as an "introduction to this world." He added, "We have big plans for Yasuke. It's just the beginning." The anime debuted on April 2 worldwide on Netflix. Satoshi Iwataki (A Certain Magical Index, Dororo) was the chief animation director, and Takeru Sato was the chief technical ...
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Megami-ryō no Ryōbo-kun TV Anime Premieres in July

The official website for the television anime of Ikumi Hino's Megami-ryō no Ryōbo-kun (Dorm Mother of the Goddess' Dorm) manga revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere this July. The story centers on 12-year-old boy Kōshi Nagumo, who finds himself homeless, penniless, and without relatives to care for him. As he lies on the street, he gets picked up to become the "dorm mother" of a dormitor...
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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Switch Version Launches on September 16

― The official website for the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! smartphone game announced on Friday that it will debut on September 16. The original smartphone game launched in Japan in March 2017, and the English version launched worldwide in April 2018. Bushiroad launched the BanG Dream! multimedia project in January 2015, and the company formed the Poppin' Par...
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Kyoto Int'l Manga Anime Fair Returns in September

― The official website for the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair confirmed on Friday that the event will take place this year at the Miyako Messe convention center, the ROHM Theatre Kyoto, the Kyoto International Manga Museum, and the Toei Kyoto Studio Park on September 18-19. The organizers added that they will hold the event while prioritizing the health of attendees, exhibitors, and staff,...
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Megami-ryō no Ryōbo-kun TV Anime Premieres in July

― The official website for the television anime of Ikumi Hino's Megami-ryō no Ryōbo-kun (Dorm Mother of the Goddess' Dorm) manga revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere this July. The story centers on 12-year-old boy Kōshi Nagumo, who finds himself homeless, penniless, and without relatives to care for him. As he lies on the street, he gets picked up to become the "dorm mother" of a dormitor...
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Super Cub Motorbike Anime Listed with 12 Episodes

― The official website for the television anime of Tone Koken's Super Cub novels revealed on Wednesday that the anime will have 12 episodes. The anime's home video release in Japan will be available on August 25 as a single Blu-ray Disc box release. The anime premiered on April 7. Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. Toshiro Fujii (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) is directing the ...
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Jank Runk Family Manga Returns from Hiatus on May 11

This year's 10th issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine announced on Tuesday that Hiroshi Takahashi's Jank Runk Family manga will return from its hiatus in the magazine's next issue on May 11. The manga went on hiatus in November. The manga launched its "third part" in April 2020. Takahashi launched the manga in Young Champion magazine in September 2016. He ended the manga's first part in...
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WWE President: WWE Sells 'Multi-Episode Anime Series' to Crunchyroll

WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan revealed during a webcast of the WWE's first quarter 2021 results on Thursday that it has "sold a multi-episode anime series to Crunchyroll." Khan did not mention any other information about the work. Khan preceded the announcement by saying, "As we continue to expand WWE's brand beyond the ring, we remain focused on developing the slate of origina...
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WWE President: WWE Sells 'Multi-Episode Anime Series' to Crunchyroll

― WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan revealed during a webcast of the WWE's first quarter 2021 results on Thursday that it has "sold a multi-episode anime series to Crunchyroll." Khan did not mention any other information about the work. Khan preceded the announcement by saying, "As we continue to expand WWE's brand beyond the ring, we remain focused on developing the slate of origina...
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Laid-Back Camp: Have a Nice Day! Game Launches for Switch, PS4 on September 30

― The official website for MAGES' Yurucamp Have a Nice Day! game based on Afro's Laid-Back Camp (Yurucamp) manga revealed on Friday that the game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 30. The "gentle camping adventure" game will have normal, limited, and download editions. The limited edition will include a Choro-Q pullback car toy of Rin and her scooter and a game soundtrac...
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Touken Ranbu Game's English Version Launches on April 27

― The official English Twitter account for Nitroplus and DMM Games' Touken Ranbu Online game announced on Thursday that the game's English release will launch on April 27. Game platform Johren announced the English release in January, and announced in February that the game would not yet launch. Johren describes the game: Revisionists seeking to change history have begun to attack the past. To preve...
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In the Land of Leadale VR Isekai TV Anime Unveils 1st Visual

― The official website for the television anime of Ceez and Tenmaso's In the Land of Leadale (Leadale no Daichi nite) light novel series unveiled the first visual for the anime on Thursday. Yen Press licensed the novel series, and it describes the story: The last thing she can remember is her life support beginning to fail. Her body had suffered terribly after a fateful accident and the only freedom...
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'Girlfriend, Girlfriend' Anime Premieres on July 2

The official website for the television anime of Hiroyuki's Girlfriend, Girlfriend (Kanojo mo Kanojo) manga announced on Wednesday that the series will premiere on July 2 at 2:25 a.m. (effectively, July 3) on the Animeism programming block on the MBS and TBS channels. The anime will then run later that night on BS-TBS. The anime stars Junya Enoki as Naoya Mukai, Ayane Sakura as Saki Saki, Azumi Wa...
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Detective Conan Creator Teases Next Film's Headlining Characters in Now-Deleted Tweet

― The official Twitter account for a new series of Detective Conan collaboration cafés briefly posted an image on Tuesday of an illustration that original manga creator Gosho Aoyama drew to commemorate the seven cafés being held in four cities across Japan. The illustration featured members of the franchise's police academy, including Wataru Takagi stating, "we will be taking the lead in the next mo...
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Yuu Watase's Arata: The Legend Manga Returns on May 19, With All-New Chapter Debuting on July 7

Manga went on hiatus in 2015 ― This year's 21st issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yuu Watase's Arata: The Legend (Arata Kangatari) manga will return in the 25th issue on May 19. The magazine will first republish chapters of the manga that will be included in the 13th volume of the "remastered" edition of the manga. The magazine will publish all-new chapte...
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'Girlfriend, Girlfriend' Anime Premieres on July 2

― The official website for the television anime of Hiroyuki's Girlfriend, Girlfriend (Kanojo mo Kanojo) manga announced on Wednesday that the series will premiere on July 2 at 2:25 a.m. (effectively, July 3) on the Animeism programming block on the MBS and TBS channels. The anime will then run later that night on BS-TBS. The anime stars Junya Enoki as Naoya Mukai, Ayane Sakura as Saki Saki, Azumi Wa...
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Magical Girl Site's Kentarō Satō Works on New Manga

― Manga creator Kentarō Satō revealed on Monday that they are working on a new manga. Satō revealed a rough storyboard for the new manga, but did not reveal more details. 新作のマンガ描いてます。 pic.twitter.com/bCG290LYCt— 佐藤健太郎 (@sato_ken_taro) April 19, 2021 Satō (Magical Girl Apocalypse) launched the Magical Girl Site horror manga on the Champion Tap! manga website in July 2013, before moving it to Weekly S...
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SaGa Series' Akitoshi Kawazu: Square Enix 'Plans' New SaGa Work

SaGa game series creator Akitoshi Kawazu revealed during a livestream on Thursday that Square Enix is "planning" a new SaGa work. He did not reveal any further details. He also added that he wants to release remasters of Romancing SaGa, SaGa Frontier 2, and Unlimited Saga. Square Enix released its remastered version of 1997 SaGa Frontier game on Thursday. The game is available for PlayStation 4, N...
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No Anime Win at 48th Annie Awards

― The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the winners for its 48th Annual Annie Awards on Friday. No anime won awards this year. The June Foray Award was presented to Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi (Toy Story 3 art director, co-director of The Dam Keeper). Kenji Iwaisawa's ON-GAKU: Our Sound and Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave anime films received nominations in the "Best Indie F...
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Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel Switch Game Launches on August 12

Konami announced on Friday that it will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Saikyо̄ Battle Royale!!, the latest video game in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, for Nintendo Switch on August 12 in Japan. First-print copies include three exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, and customers who pre-orders the game will receive an amiibo card. The game will include characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens anime. Konami debuted the Y...
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Aya Shouoto Works on New Project in Bessatsu Friend Magazine

― The May issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed on Tuesday that Aya Shouoto is working on a new "project" with the magazine. The magazine did not confirm if the new project is a manga. Shouoto also ended the Otome no Omocha (A Maiden's Toy) manga (pictured at right) in the magazine's May issue on Tuesday. Shouoto launched the manga in Bessatsu Friend in May 2020. Kodansha published t...
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Chainsaw Man, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer Rank on NYT April Bestseller List

― The first volume each of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga and Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, and the first two volumes of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early April. The first volume of Chainsaw Man ranked at #8, the first volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ranke...
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My Hero Academia Manga Takes 1-Week Break Due to Author's Health

― The official Twitter account for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Friday that Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga will take a break from the upcoming 18th issue on Monday, due to the author's poor health. The Twitter account stated that Horikoshi is recovering. The manga will have a new chapter in this year's 19th issue, which will release on April 12. The manga entered its ...
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New Shaman King Anime Listed with 52 Episodes

The official website for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga is listing that the series will have four Blu-ay Disc boxes, and each box will include 13 episodes, for a total of 52 episodes. The first two Blu-ray Disc boxes will ship on August 25 and November 24, 2021. The third box will ship on February 23, 2022, and the fourth box launches on May 25, 2022. In Japan, the ...
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New Shaman King Anime Listed with 52 Episodes

The official website for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga is listing that the series will have four Blu-ay Disc boxes, and each box will include 13 episodes, for a total of 52 episodes. The first two Blu-ray Disc boxes will ship on August 25 and November 24, 2021. The third box will ship on February 23, 2022, and the fourth box launches on May 25, 2022. In Japan, the ...
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anohana Anime Reveals 10th Anniversary Project With Image of Characters 10 Years Later

The official Twitter account for the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day anime series announced that a 10th anniversary project for the anime is underway. A 10th anniversary website is now open, and staff will reveal more details about the project at a later date. The franchise will have an event on August 28. The account announced the anniversary project featuring an image of the main characters ...
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Monster Hunter Rise Game Ships 4 Million Copies Worldwide

Capcom announced on Monday that its Monster Hunter Rise game has shipped 4 million copies worldwide. The game launched on the Switch on Friday. The game will launch for PC in early 2022. The "Rise" in the title refers to hunter utilizing the verticality of the game's environment, as well as the developers' desire to build enthusiasm with many players around the world. The new Wirebug allows player...
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anohana Anime Reveals 10th Anniversary Project With Image of Characters 10 Years Later

― The official Twitter account for the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day anime series announced that a 10th anniversary project for the anime is underway. A 10th anniversary website is now open, and staff will reveal more details about the project at a later date. The franchise will have an event on August 28. The account announced the anniversary project featuring an image of the main characters ...
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World Trigger Manga Takes Another 1-Month Break Due to Author's Health

― The official Twitter account for Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga revealed on Monday that the manga will not appear in the magazine's May issue on April 2, due to the author's poor physical health. The account again confirmed that Ashihara's illness is not the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and added that Ashihara is currently recovering. The manga also took a break from the March issue...
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Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel Game Launches for Switch This Summer

― Konami announced on March 19 that it will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel, the latest video game in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, this summer for Nintendo Switch. The game will include characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens anime. Konami debuted the Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel card game in Japan last year. The Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens anime premiered in April 2020. The fifth episode aired on May 2. On May 1 the anime's offi...
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My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission Film Reveals Key Art

― The official Twitter account of the My Hero Academia anime revealed the key art for My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the franchise, on Sunday. Yoshihiko Umakoshi drew the artwork. The film will open in Japan on August 6. A video released on Saturday teases that in the film's story, Deku will be wanted by authorities for mass murder. Additionally, the film ...
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'So I'm a Spider, So What?' Anime Unveils Preview Video, New Visual for 2nd Half

The official website for the television anime of author Okina Baba and illustrator Tsukasa Kiryu's So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?) novels revealed the third visual for the anime's second half on Saturday. The website is also streaming a preview video for episode 13, the first episode of the second half: The anime premiered on January 8 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV,...
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'So I'm a Spider, So What?' Anime Unveils Preview Video, New Visual for 2nd Half

― The official website for the television anime of author Okina Baba and illustrator Tsukasa Kiryu's So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?) novels revealed the third visual for the anime's second half on Saturday. The website is also streaming a preview video for episode 13, the first episode of the second half: The anime premiered on January 8 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV,...
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Tsukihime Visual Novel Remake Launches on August 26

― Type-Moon announced on Friday that Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-, the remake of Type-Moon's Tsukihime dōjin visual novel game, will launch for PlayStation 4 and Switch on August 26. The game will feature a different voice cast from the 2003 Lunar Legend Tsukihime television anime adaptation: Ryōsuke Kanemoto as Shiki Tohno Ikumi Hasegawa as Arcueid Brunestud Kaede Hondo as Ciel Shino Shim...
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Sunao Katabuchi's New Anime Film Takes Place in Kyoto 1,000 Years Ago

― Director Sunao Katabuchi's Contrail anime company revealed on Thursday that Katabuchi's previously revealed new anime film will take place in Kyoto 1,000 years ago. The Twitter account added: Director Sunao Katabuchi first wants the audience to have an idea of what Japanese society was like 1,000 years ago. It is called the Heian period and has already been introduced in classical literature such ...
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MBS Executive Is Mum on Possible 2nd Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Season

The television broadcaster MBS held a remote session to unveil its updated programming schedule for the spring season on Wednesday. During the unveiling, MBS Chief Programming Director Hajime Yokota thanked the viewers for the popularity of the Jujutsu Kaisen television anime in the broadcaster's late-night Super Animeism programming block, as well as via streaming. The television anime of Gege Ak...
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MBS Executive Is Mum on Possible 2nd Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Season

― The television broadcaster MBS held a remote session to unveil its updated programming schedule for the spring season on Wednesday. During the unveiling, MBS Chief Programming Director Hajime Yokota thanked the viewers for the popularity of the Jujutsu Kaisen television anime in the broadcaster's late-night Super Animeism programming block, as well as via streaming. The television anime of Gege Ak...
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Live-Action Tokyo Revengers Film Rescheduled to July 9 After COVID-19 Delay

The official website for Warner Bros. Japan's live-action film of Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga revealed the film's July 9 opening date on Tuesday. Participating theaters will begin offering four of 10 different MoviTicke Cards on April 23, with another three on May 14, and the final three on June 4. The film was slated to open in Japan on October 9 last year, but was delayed to 2021 due to th...
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Santa Inoue's Zange Manga Runs for 7 Chapters

― Manga creator Santa Inoue posted on his Twitter account on March 9 that his new Zange manga will run for seven chapters. The manga launched in Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine on March 9, and serializes a new chapter every other week. The "psycho suspense" manga will follow a very normal family embroiled in "overwhelming" violence. Inoue's other manga include Tokyo Tribe, Tokyo Tribe 2, Toky...
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Resident Evil Reboot Film is Titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

― Director Johannes Roberts revealed in an interview with media website IGN during the online SXSW event on Sunday that the first live-action film reboot of CAPCOM's Resident Evil survival horror game franchise will be titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The interview also discussed the film as an ensemble film, its tone, how to tell the story of the first two games in one movie, and more...
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Assault Lily Project's Mini Anime Reveals Title, Confirms July Debut

Mini anime is titled Assault Lily Fruits ― The official Twitter account for the Assault Lily franchise announced on Sunday that the franchise's new mini anime will be titled Assault Lily Fruits and will debut in July. While the announcement again did not specify the medium of the mini anime, it described the anime with the term used for online streaming. The Assault Lily Project is a mixed-media fran...
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Yuu Watase's Arata: The Legend Manga's Return Date Decided, Will Be Announced Later

― Yuu Watase posted on Twitter on March 13 that she and the staff of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine have decided both the resumption date of Watase's Arata: The Legend (Arata Kangatari) manga, as well as the release date of the 13th volume of the manga's "remastered" edition. The remastered version of the 12th volume shipped in November 2019. Watase added that Shogakukan will announce t...
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Yuki Yuna is a Hero Churutto! Anime Shorts Premiere on April 9

The official website for Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Churutto!, a short anime based on the Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Hanayui no Kirameki (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: A Sparkling Bouquet) smartphone game, revealed on Tuesday that the anime will premiere on April 9 at "about 25:50" (effectively, April 10 at 1:50 a.m.) on the "Super Animeism" programming block on MBS, TBS, and their affiliates. The anime will...
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Requiem of the Rose King TV Anime Premieres This Fall

― The official Twitter account for Aya Kanno's Requiem of the Rose King (Bara-Ō no Sōretsu) manga revealed on Tuesday that the manga's television anime will premiere this fall. The manga's dark fantasy story adapts Shakespeare's Richard III. Viz Media licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Richard's father, the patriarch of the House of York, is poised to become king of medieval England dur...
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No Anime Films Nominated for 93rd Oscars

― The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards on Monday. Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and actor Nick Jonas revealed the nominations in a livestream presentation. No anime films received nominations in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees in the category are Onward, Over the Moon, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Soul, and Wo...
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My Hero Academia, The Promised Neverland Rank on NYT Bestseller March List

The first volumes of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga and Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early March. The first volume of My Hero Academia ranked at #10, and the first volume of The Promised Neverland ranked at #15. The New York Times posted its first new Graphic Books an...
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Super Cub Motorbike Anime Premieres on April 7

― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Tone Koken's Super Cub novels revealed on Saturday that the anime will premiere on April 7, and will air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, and BS11. The anime stars: Yuki Yomichi as Koguma Ayaka Nanase as Reiko Natsumi Hioka as Shii Eniwa Toshiro Fujii (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) is directing the anime at Studio Kai, and Toshizo ...
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'Spy-Family.net' Domain Name Registered

― GMO Internet, Inc. registered the domain name "Spy-Family.net" through the Onamae.com website on February 28. In addition, a "@spyfamily_anime" Twitter account opened in February. The URL currently advertises the Onamae.com service, and the Twitter account is a private account. Similar domain registrations occurred before anime were announced for We Never Learn: BOKUBEN and Platinum End. Tatsuya E...
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Shout! Factory Lists Its Japanese Transformers DVDs as Going Out of Print

― As of last month, publisher Shout! Factory is listing its DVD releases of various Japanese Transformers series among its titles that are "going out of print soon." The titles include Transformers: The Headmasters, Transformers: Super God Masterforce, Transformers: Victory, and the Transformers: The Japanese Collection set that compiles all three series. Thanks to jlaking for the news tip. Source: ...
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Bloomberg: Nintendo Plans New Switch Model With Larger Screen

Business news website Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that Nintendo is planning to release a new version of its Switch console with a larger Samsung OLED 7-inch (18-centimeter) screen. According to Bloomberg, the screen will maintain a 720p resolution, but would have 4K resolution enabled when plugged into a television. Bloomberg's report that Nintendo plans to reveal the new model this year to me...
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Trigger's SSSS.Dynazenon TV Anime Premieres on April 2

The official Twitter account for Tsuburaya Productions and Trigger's new SSSS.Dynazenon anime project announced on Tuesday that the anime will premiere on MBS on April 2 at 2:55 a.m. JST (effectively, April 3). The show will also air on BS11 and Tokyo MX. The anime is listed as being part of the "Gridman Universe." "Gridman" is credited with the original work, and Akira Amemiya is returning from S...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Anime Season 2 to Air in 2022

The "Event to Kanojo -EveKano-" event announced on Sunday that the second television anime season based on Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga will air next year. The anime premiered on the Animeism programming block on July 10 and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime worldwide except in Asia. Crunchyroll describes the story: Kinoshita Kazuya is a 2...
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Hetalia World Stars Anime Debuts Streaming on April 1

― The official website for the new anime of Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia World Stars manga revealed on Friday that the anime will debut on the Anime Store, Nico Nico Video, GYAO!, dTV, FOD, and other streaming services in Japan on April 1 at midnight. Hiroshi Watanabe, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, and Mariko Oka all are back as director, series script supervisor, and character designer, respectively, with Studi...
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Anime Season 2 to Air in 2022

― The "Event to Kanojo -EveKano-" event announced on Sunday that the second television anime season based on Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga will air next year. The anime premiered on the Animeism programming block on July 10 and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime worldwide except in Asia. Crunchyroll describes the story: Kinoshita Kazuya is a 2...
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Hasbro to Release Final Series in Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy in July

― Hasbro revealed in a press release on Thursday that it plans to release the third installment in the CG-animated Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy Netflix series in July. Polygon Pictures is animating the overall CG series, and Rooster Teeth is producing with Polygon Pictures and Allspark Animation. Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege debuted on Netflix on July 30, and Transformer...
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Odd Taxi Anime Premieres on April 5

The staff for the Odd Taxi original anime announced on Friday that the anime will premiere on April 5 at 2:00 a.m. JST (effectively, April 6). The staff unveiled a new visual: The staff also revealed that the the anime's original soundtrack will ship on May 19. Director and character designer Baku Kinoshita is drawing the soundtrack's jacket. The soundtrack will also bundle a booklet with liner no...
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The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent TV Anime Premieres on April 6

― The official website for the television anime of Yuka Tachibana and Yasuyuki Syuri's The Saint's Magic Power Is Omnipotent (Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannō Desu) light novel series revealed on Friday that the show will premiere on April 6. The show will air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11, and will stream on Hikari TV and dTV Channel. Funimation will stream the series as it airs. Shōta Ihata (Girlish N...
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The Slime Diaries Anime Reveals 2nd Key Visual, April 6 Premiere

― The official website for Fuse and Mitz Vah's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime novel series unveiled the second promotional video, second key visual, and April 6 premiere for the television anime of Shiba's spinoff manga The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensura Nikki Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken). The video, which is restricted to viewers in Japan, previews Akane...
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Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi Compilation Film Extends Its Run

The official website for Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Fuzai Shōmei), the compilation film released in anticipation of the upcoming Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan) film, announced on Wednesday that the compilation will extend its theatrical run to March 5 and beyond. The film was originally only slated to screen for three weeks...
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Final Evangelion Film Briefly Listed as 154 Minutes Long With G Rating

Japan's Film Classification and Rating Organization (Eirin) briefly posted the upcoming Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||) film on its list of screened works, although the film's January 18 entry is no longer on the list as of Tuesday evening. According to the entry, the film will be two hours and 34 minutes long with a G rating for all audiences. The three pr...
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Final Evangelion Film Briefly Listed as 154 Minutes Long With G Rating

― Japan's Film Classification and Rating Organization (Eirin) briefly posted the upcoming Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||) film on its list of screened works, although the film's January 18 entry is no longer on the list as of Tuesday evening. According to the entry, the film will be two hours and 34 minutes long with a G rating for all audiences. The three pr...
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Godzilla Singular Point Anime Reveals Title Monster's Design

Eiji Yamamori created anime's design ― Netflix revealed the final design for the Godzilla Singular Point anime series' king of the monsters on Twitter on Friday. Eiji Yamamori created the design and Yuji Kaneko colored the design. The anime will have 13 episodes and feature the ending theme song "Aoi" (Blue) by the rock band Polkadot Stingray. The story will follow "the young geniuses Mei Kamino, a f...
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Godzilla Singular Point Anime Reveals Title Monster's Design

― Netflix revealed the final design for the Godzilla Singular Point anime series' king of the monsters on Twitter on Friday. Eiji Yamamori created the design and Yuji Kaneko colored the design. The anime will have 13 episodes and feature the ending theme song "Aoi" (Blue) by the rock band Polkadot Stingray. The story will follow "the young geniuses Mei Kamino, a female researcher, and Yun Arikawa, a...
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Singer Masayoshi Ōishi Creates, Produces Anime Project

― Singer Masayoshi Ōishi revealed on his Twitter account on Monday that he is creating and producing an anime. Ōishi did not specify the format of the anime, or whether or not the project was a music video. Ōishi revealed visual for the project. Ōishi has performed theme songs for Overlord (all three seasons), Hand Shakers, Ace of Diamond, Ace of Diamond: Second Season, Prince of Stride: Alternative...
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Megumi Han, Mariya Ise Tease New Recording for 'That Project'

Voice actress Megumi Han shared on her Instagram account on Saturday that she is recording voice acting for "that project." She noted that she was recording alongside her "partner," who had posted a similar announcement on their Twitter account, and that she was returning to her "starting point." Prior to that post, voice actress Mariya Ise posted on her Twitter account on Friday that she was also...
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Megumi Han, Mariya Ise Tease New Recording for 'That Project'

― Voice actress Megumi Han shared on her Instagram account on Saturday that she is recording voice acting for "that project." She noted that she was recording alongside her "partner," who had posted a similar announcement on their Twitter account, and that she was returning to her "starting point." Prior to that post, voice actress Mariya Ise posted on her Twitter account on Friday that she was also...
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My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan Rank on NYT Bestseller February List

― Three volumes of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, one volume of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga, one volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, and one volume of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early February. The 26th volume of My Hero Academia ranked at #2, the fi...
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Demon Slayer Console Game Also Gets Xbox Series Release

The official website for the Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan video game revealed on Monday that the game will also get a release on the Xbox Series X and S, in addition to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Steam. (Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine had not listed the Xbox Series X and S earlier in the day.) The "demon killing competitive action" game is still slated to debut ...
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Netflix Streams Final Episodes of Pokémon Journeys Anime in U.S. on March 5

Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that it will stream the fourth and final part of the television anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series in the United States on March 5. Pokémon Journeys: The Series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in November 2019, two days after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games shipped worldwide. The first 12 episodes of the anime debuted in the United States on Netflix...
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Netflix Streams Final Episodes of Pokémon Journeys Anime in U.S. on March 5

― Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that it will stream the fourth and final part of the television anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series in the United States on March 5. Pokémon Journeys: The Series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in November 2019, two days after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games shipped worldwide. The first 12 episodes of the anime debuted in the United States on Netflix...
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Alice to Taiyō's Takahide Totsuno Draws New 1-Shot Manga

― This year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Takahide Totsuno will draw a new one-shot manga titled "Dum Dum!!" in the magazine's next issue on February 15. The magazine teased that the story will center on monster-hunting high school girls. Totsuno previously drew the Alice & Taiyo (Alice to Taiyō) manga. Totsuno launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen...
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Crunchyroll Surpasses 4 Million Subscribers, Announces 'Dantai' Series

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has garnered more than four million subscribers and more than 100 million registered users. The service had surpassed three million subscribers and 70 million registered users in July 2020. Crunchyroll also announced that it is developing the dark fantasy animated series “Dantai” (working title) with Idris and Sabrina Elba. Idris' Green Door Pictures and Sa...
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Comedian Adam Conover: Nintendo Canceled Live-Action Zelda, Claymation Star Fox Projects After Leak

― In an interview with The Serf Times YouTube channel on Tuesday, comedian Adam Conover reported that Nintendo canceled both a planned Netflix live-action project of The Legend of Zelda, and a Star Fox CollegeHumor claymation project, after the former project was leaked to press in 2015. According to Conover, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto had already met with CollegeHumor (with whom Conover was affili...
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Crunchyroll Surpasses 4 Million Subscribers, Announces 'Dantai' Series

― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has garnered more than four million subscribers and more than 100 million registered users. The service had surpassed three million subscribers and 70 million registered users in July 2020. Crunchyroll also announced that it is developing the dark fantasy animated series “Dantai” (working title) with Idris and Sabrina Elba. Idris' Green Door Pictures and Sa...
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Ritsuhiro Mikami Draws Spinoff 1-Shot for Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki Manga

― The March issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on Thursday that Ritsuhiro Mikami will draw a special spinoff for Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki manga that will appear in the magazine's April issue on February 26. The manga will appear in a special supplement in the magazine dedicated to Minekura's Saiyuki Reload Blast manga. Mikami confirmed on Twitter on Thursday that the man...
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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Game Launches for Steam on March 23

― Sega of America announced on Wednesday that the Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 game will launch for PC via Steam on March 23. The game is getting a limited-time Steam launch edition that will include "three special cards featuring items from the Sonic the Hedgehog series." The items can be utilized in the game's new Skill Battle Mode. Sega released the game for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Play...
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Gintama The Semi-Final Net Anime Also Gets Cast Commentary Track

― The online dTV service revealed on Wednesday that Gintama The Semi-Final, the new net anime special in the Gintama franchise, will have a commentary audio track for both of its episodes. The commentary track for the first episode, "Yorozuya-hen," will debut on dTV on Friday, and will feature Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Sakaguchi, and Rie Kugimiya. The commentary track for the second episode, "Shinsen...
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Platinum Games Teases 5th Announcement on Platinum4 Website

― Platinum Games began teasing a fifth announcement for 2021 on its Platinum4 teaser website on Saturday. Game designer Hideki Kamiya spoke about an unnamed title during the Arcade Archives livestreams earlier this month. The previous four announcements on the teaser website in 2020 revealed The Wonderful 101: Remastered's Kickstarter campaign, Project G.G., the opening of Platinum Games' new Tokyo ...
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Berserk Exhibition in Tokyo Delayed

― The official Twitter account and website for the "Dai Berserk Ten" exhibition for Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga revealed on January 13 that the exhibition is delayed from its planned run from January 30 through February 15 at Ikebukuro's Sunshine City in Tokyo, due to the state of emergency in the area. The exhibition was to be the first independent exhibit for the manga. The exhibit launched a c...
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Girls' Frontline Show Confirmed as TV Anime by Asahi Production

The official website for Warner Bros. Japan and Sunborn Networks' animation based on Sunborn Networks' Girls' Frontline opened on Friday and confirmed the animation is a television anime that will premiere this year with streaming. The game's story is set in an alternate timeline near-future Earth in the 2060s. The aftermath of a military accident that resulted in widespread disease, as well as th...
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Girls' Frontline Show Confirmed as TV Anime by Asahi Production

The official website for Warner Bros. Japan and Sunborn Networks' animation based on Sunborn Networks' Girls' Frontline opened on Friday and confirmed the animation is a television anime that will premiere this year with streaming. The game's story is set in an alternate timeline near-future Earth in the 2060s. The aftermath of a military accident that resulted in widespread disease, as well as th...
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Japanese Gov't Denies Report it is No Longer Considering Tokyo Olympics This Year, Aiming for 2032 Games

― Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Manabu Sakai in a press conference on Friday denied a report by the British newspaper The Times stating the Japanese government has "privately concluded" that it can no longer hold the Tokyo Olympics in its planned opening this year, and is now aiming to win the bid for the 2032 Games. Sakai added, "Of course we have to take into account the situation abroad,...
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Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come Anime Confirms April Premiere (Updated)

― Kadokawa's description for the March issue of its Monthly Comic Alive magazine lists an April premiere date for the television anime adaptation of Shūichi Nimaru's Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come (A Romantic Comedy Where the Childhood Friend Absolutely Will Not Lose) light novel series. "OsaMake," as the teen romantic comedy light novels are nicknamed, centers around Sueharu Maru, an av...
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Yakuza: Like A Dragon Gets Xbox X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 Release in Japan on February 25

― Sega announced on Monday that it will release the Yakuza: Like A Dragon game for Xbox X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 in Japan on February 25. The company also announced that the PlayStation 5 release for the game in Japan will be titled Ryū ga Gotoku 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue International and will feature the English dub, faster load times, higher-quality graphics, and an improved frame rate. Seg...
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Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya Teases Bayonetta 3 Info, Unannounced Title in 2021

Hopes to make announcements in 2021 ― Game designer Hideki Kamiya of Platinum Games spoke about the upcoming Bayonetta 3 game as well as unannounced title or titles to Hamster CEO Satoshi Hamada during the Arcade Archives livestreams. Kamiya stated that he can not say too much but hopes to make announcements this year. Bayonetta 3 is in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch console. Platinu...
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Godzilla vs. Kong Film's Release Date Moved Up to March 26

― Entertainment news source Deadline reported on Friday that Warner Bros. will release it and Legendary Entertainment's Godzilla vs. Kong film on March 26 instead of May 21. The film will release in theaters (including IMAX) and will also stream simultaneously on the HBO Max streaming service. Warner Bros. and Legendary reached an agreement earlier this month on how to release the film. Warner Bros....
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My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan Rank on NYT Bestseller January List

Junji Ito's Remina manga also makes list ― Two volumes of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, one volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, Junji Ito's Remina manga, and one volume of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early January. The first volume of My Hero Academia ranked ...
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Code:Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ Game's Switch Version Launches in West on February 25

― Aksys Games announced on Tuesday that it will release the Nintendo Switch version of Otomate's Code:Realize ~Shirogane no Kiseki~ game in the West on February 25. The release will have both a standard and limited-edition release. The limited-edition release will include five metal buttons with artwork, and a keychain of Cardian in a winter costume. The Switch version shipped in Japan last July. Th...

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