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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Premieres This Fall

The Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time anime ended on Monday with an announcement that the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga will premiere this fall. Netflix will stream the anime worldwide. Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san is a gag manga that stars the black-silhouetted "criminal" that appears in Detective Co...
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Tesla Note Artist Kōta Sannomiya Draws Blue Lock Spinoff

The June issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine revealed on Monday that Kōta Sannomiya (Tesla Note) will draw the upcoming spinoff manga of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock soccer manga. The manga will launch in the magazine's July issue on June 9. The story will focus on Seishirō Nagi before he enters the titular Blue Lock facility.. Kodansha Comics is publishing the origina...
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Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, Spy×Family Rank on NYT May Bestseller List

Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga, Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga, and Tatsuya Endo's Spy×Family ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early May. The 10th volume of Chainsaw Man ranked at #2. The 15th volume of Jujutsu Kaisen ranked at #3. The seventh volume of Spy×Family ranked at #5, and its first volume ranked at #7. Jujutsu Kaisen Vo...
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One Piece Film Red Anime Reveals Design for Uta as a Child

The official Twitter account for the upcoming One Piece Film Red anime film revealed a new design on Wednesday showing the film's key character Uta as a child. Uta is Shanks' daughter. The film teased Uta as new character in a new key visual (seen right) in March. The film will open in Japan on August 6. Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! special) is directing One Pie...
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Remaster of 1st 2 Klonoa Games Also Launches for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC on July 8

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Thursday that Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, a bundle including the remastered releases of the Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil games, will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on July 8. The Nintendo Switch version ships on the same day. Namco released Klonoa: Door to Phantomile on the ...
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Deadline: Amazon 'in Talks' to Acquire Rights for Live-Action Voltron Project

― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Tuesday that Amazon is "in talks" for the rights to a live-action Voltron project. Warner Bros., Universal, and several other studios were also bidding for the live-action project rights late last month. Rawson Marshall Thurber (Red Notice) would co-write the script with Ellen Shanman, and Thurber would also direct. Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman (Be...
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Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts Anime Unveils Teaser Visual

― The official website for the television anime of Yu Tomofuji's Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts (Niehime to Kemono no Ō) manga opened on Wednesday, and also revealed the anime's teaser visual. The anime will premiere in 2023. Yen Press is publishing the original manga in English, and it describes the story: A young girl has resigned herself to being he next sacrificial meal for the Beast ...
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The 16th Japan International Manga Award Opens for Entries

― The official website of the Japan International Manga Award announced on Friday that the 16th competition is open for entries. Entries will be open until July 8. Artists and publications can enter both published and unpublished works in the competition, excluding ones that won any past Japan International Manga Awards. The entries must include a manga of more than 16 pages that the artist has prod...
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Haikyu!! Manga's 10th Anniversary 1-Shot Debuts on April 25

― This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Shueisha will release the previously announced new one-shot for Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! volleyball manga in the magazine's next issue on April 25. The 19-page one-shot will tell Hinata and others are up to in 2022. The chapter will have a center color page. The new one-shot is part of the 10th anniversar...
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My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Chainsaw Man Rank on NYT April Bestseller List

― Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga, and Koyoharu Gotouge and Ryoji Hirano's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba--Stories of Water and Flame manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early April. The 30th volume of My Hero Academia ranked at #3. The ...
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CLAMP Still Plans to Continue xxxHOLiC: Rei Manga

The May issue of Kadokawa's Da Vinci magazine published an interview with manga creator and artist circle CLAMP on Wednesday, in which CLAMP stated that the group is still planning to continue their xxxHOLiC: Rei manga, which is currently on hiatus. CLAMP added that while they cannot say when the manga will continue, they have always thought of xxxHOLiC as a work that exists "in the background" of...
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Pokémon Manga Artist Momota Inoue Recruits Assistants for New Manga

Manga creator Momota Inoue (Pokémon the Movie manga) is recruiting assistants on the Ganmo manga artist and assistant matching service for a new manga on Shogakukan's new onilne publication "Shūkan Coro Coro Comics" ("Weekly Coro Coro Comics"). The series is scheduled to start in June. Work is slated to begin mid-April. Inoue is looking for assistants who can draw isekai and present day art. Inoue...
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GKIDS to Release 4 Anime Films by Makoto Shinkai on BD on June 7

GKIDS announced on Monday that it and Shout! Factory will release the following titles by director Makoto Shinkai (your name., Weathering With You) in Japanese with English subtitles and with English dubs on Blu-ray Disc on June 7 in North America. Voices of a Distant Star The Place Promised in Our Early Days 5 Centimeters Per Second Children Who Chase Lost Voices She and Her Cat Voices of a Dista...
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Bandai Hobby Site Stops Posting Model Shipping Schedules Due to Scalping Concerns

― The Bandai Hobby Site announced last Friday that it will stop posting the shipping and arrival schedules of its model kit products on the site in an effort to curtail scalping or resale efforts of individuals. The site explained that while it posts the arrival dates of kits for retail stores on the site, the date is not a guarantee, and may represent a different shipping status with every retailer...
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Netflix: More Than Half of Members Globally Watched 'Anime' Last Year

Director of anime creative at Netflix Kohei Obara revealed to entertainment magazine Variety on Monday that "more than half" of Netflix's worldwide audience watched "anime" last year. The number expands to 90% for Japanese Netflix subscribers. Netflix classifies Japanese animated titles as well as several Western animated titles as "anime." Obara stated, "anime is one of the cornerstones of [Netfl...
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AJA Releases Anime Industry Report Summary for 2020 in English

The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) released the summary of the Anime Industry Report for the year 2020 in English on Monday. AJA released its report in Japanese in November (and released a free summary in Japanese), after releasing a preliminary report in Japanese last June. (The report is called the Anime Industry Report 2021 but it is based on data from the year 2020.) The report found...
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One Piece Film Red's Visual Teases New Character

The One Piece News -News Coo Online- livestream unveiled on Monday a new visual for the upcoming One Piece Film Red anime film, and the visual teases a new character and pirate mark: The visual reads, "Hey Luffy, quit being a pirate." The film will open in Japan on August 6. Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! special) is directing One Piece Film Red. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (...
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Tatsunoko Pro's The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki Northern War Anime Reveals Visual

Tatsunoko Pro revealed a visual on Saturday for The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki Northern War, its television anime adaptation of Nihon Falcom's The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Eiyū Densetsu Sen no Kiseki) game series. Nihon Falcom announced the anime in March 2021 with a planned 2022 premiere, but now the anime is slated for early 2023 (although the above visual just lists a genera...
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Dr. Stone: Ryusui Anime Special Premieres in July

― Slow Curve's stage event for Dr. Stone at the AnimeJapan 2022 event revealed that the Dr. Stone: Ryusui anime special will air on Tokyo MX and BS11 in July. The special will be set after the second season, and will center on Ryusui. Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine previously revealed earlier this month that Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki's Dr. Stone manga will have a special new chapter aroun...
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'Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?' Season 4 Anime Premieres This Summer

― Warner Bros. Japan announced on Saturday that the fourth anime season based on Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda's Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? light novel series will premiere this summer. The returning staff includes director Hideki Tachibana, series script supervisor Hideki Shirane, character designer Shigeki Kimoto, sound director Jin Aketagawa, musical composer Keiji Inai,...
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Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Anime Reveals TV Format, 2022 Debut

― Warner Bros. Japan's booth at the AnimeJapan 2022 event revealed on Saturday that Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal (Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal in Japanese), the anime adaptation of Square Enix's Legend of Mana game, will be a television anime that will premiere this year. The anime will also stream online. Graphinica and Yokohama Animation Lab will produce the anime....
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Key's Prima Doll Anime Premieres in July

― Universal Japan's booth at the AnimeJapan 2022 event revealed on Saturday that the television anime for Visual Arts/Key's mixed media project Prima Doll will premiere in July. The anime's cast includes Azumi Waki as Haizakura, Tomori Kusunoki as Karasuba, Miyu Tomita as Gekka, Yuki Nakashima as Hо̄kiboshi, and Akari Kitō as Retzel. Tensho (Azur Lane, Rewrite) is directing the anime at Bibury Anima...
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Hey! Say! JUMP Performs Love All Play Badminton Anime's Opening Song

sumika band members pen song ― The official website for the television anime of Asami Koseki's Love All Play badminton novel revealed on Friday that the boy band Hey! Say! JUMP is performing the anime's opening theme song "Haru Tsubame" (Spring Swallow). Vocalist and guitarist Kenta Kataoka of the band sumika wrote the lyrics, and sumika's keyboardist and choral vocalist Takayuki Ogawa scored the mus...
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HIDIVE Streams The Executioner and Her Way of Life Anime on April 1

HIDIVE announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the television anime of Mato Sato and Nilitsu's The Executioner and Her Way of Life (Shokei Shōjo no Virgin Road) light novel series on April 1 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX and BS11 channels on Friday, April 1 at 24:30 (effectively, Saturday, April 2 at 12:30 a.m.), and it will also run on the AT-X channel. Sen...
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Tokyo Revengers Manga Takes 1-Week Break After Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

― This year's 17th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers manga will not appear in the magazine's next issue, due to some difficulties in the manga's production after a staff member for the manga tested positive COVID-19. The manga will return in the magazine's 19th issue. Wakui launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in Marc...
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Netflix Tests New Payment Model for Account Sharing

Test takes place in Chile, Costa Rica, Peru ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that it is testing a new payment model for users who wish to share accounts between separate households. The test will place over the next few weeks in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru. Users with Netflix's Basic, Standard, or Premium plans will be able to share a single account with an additional user outside the household for 2...
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Khara's Live-Action Shin Ultraman Film Unveils Poster, Visual

― The official website for Studio Khara's new Shin Ultraman (New Ultraman) film revealed a new poster and a new banner visual for the film on Thursday. A new trailer showcasing the title character also debuted in Japanese theaters last Friday. The film will open in Japan on May 13. The film was delayed from its previously planned early summer 2021 timeframe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shin Godzill...
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Bleach: Brave Souls Mobile Game Launches on PS4

KLab's Bleach: Brave Souls game launched on PlayStation 4 in over 148 countries and regions around the world on Tuesday, after a delay from its originally scheduled 2021 release. The game supports controllers and cross-play with other versions. The game is available digitally in areas where the PlayStation Store is accessible. The game includes seven languages: Japanese, English, French, Tradition...
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Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer Rank on NYT March Bestseller List

― Three volumes of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga, one volume of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga, one volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, and Koyoharu Gotouge and Ryoji Hirano's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba--Stories of Water and Flame manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early March. The ninth volu...
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Love Live! Superstar!! Anime Season 2 Slated for July

― The "Love Live! Superstar!! Liella! 2nd Love Live! ~What a Wonderful Dream!!~" concert announced on Sunday that the second Love Live! Superstar!! television anime season will premiere on public broadcaster NHK's E-Tele channel in July. The Liella idols and the "Yuigaoka Girls' High School Light Music Club" will hold additional "Love Live! Superstar!! Liella! 2nd Love Live! ~What a Wonderful Dream!...
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Boichi Draws New One Piece 'Cover' Chapter Featuring Nami vs. Kalifa Fight

― The official Twitter account for Eiichiro Oda's One Piece franchise announced on Saturday that Boichi will draw another "cover" chapter of the manga, this time covering the fight between Nami and Kalifa. Shueisha will publish the manga in the 14th issue of the One Piece Magazine "mook" series (cover of issue at right) on April 5. Boichi previously drew a one-shot for One Piece in 2019 that "covere...
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Journal of Anime and Manga Studies Joins Directory of Open Access Journals

― The staff of the Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) announced on March 1 that the journal has joined the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The staff of JAMS describes the journal: The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is dedicated to the scholarly analysis of anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas for researchers and those interested in anime and its c...
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Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Sequel Films Preview Hohenheim, Bradley, Ling, Olivier in New Stills

The official Twitter account for the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist films revealed new stills from Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen - Fukushūsha Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter - The Avenger Scar) and Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen - Saigo no Rensei (Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter - The Last Transmutation), the two upcoming sequel films, on Saturday. The stills reveal t...
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Isekai Quartet: Another World Anime Film Opens Early This Summer

― The live-streamed "Overlord IV Special" program announced on Saturday that the Gekijō-ban Isekai Quartet ~Another World~ (Isekai Quartet the Movie: Another World) crossover anime film will open early this summer. The film will feature the returning cast and staff from the anime's first two seasons. Minoru Ashina (Kaiju Girls, Pure Pure Purea Desu Overlord shorts) will write the script and direct t...
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The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 Slated for April 6

The official website for The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2, the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero television anime series, announced the anime's April 6 premiere on Thursday. The anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. EDT), and it will also run on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS11. Kana Hanazawa joins the cast as Ost H...
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The [email protected] Million Live! TV Anime Planned for 2023

― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced during the live "Million Theater Season ~Lovers Heart~" stream on Wednesday that The [email protected] Million Live! games' upcoming television anime is now slated for 2023. According to director Shinya Watada's comment (as read by producer Wakako Hazama), the anime will follow the growth from the initial stages of the theater of Mirai Kasuga and the other idols. The ...
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Mō Ippon! High School Judo Anime to Air on TV

Manga creator Yu Muraoka revealed on their Twitter account on Tuesday that the previously announced anime adaptation of the Mō Ippon! manga will air on television. Muraoka also noted that the television announcement is on the wraparound jacket band of the 17th manga volume, which shipped on Tuesday. The manga follows Michi Sonoda, who had planned to quit judo after her final tournament in junior h...
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Lost Judgment Sequel Game's Kaito Files DLC Launches on March 28

Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced on Monday that The Kaito Files DLC will launch for Lost Judgment (Lost Judgment: Sabakarezaru Kioku), a sequel of the Yakuza spinoff game Judgment (Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon), on March 28. The Kaito Files is a four-chapter story expansion, and it is available as part of the game's season pass and Ultimate Edition, as well as sold separately. Sega launc...
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Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs Anime Announces April 3 Premiere

The official website for the television anime of Yomu Mishima's Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu) light novel series announced on Friday that the anime will premiere on the AT-X and Tokyo MX channel on April 3, and on Yomiuri TV and BS NTV on April 4. Seven Seas publishes the light novel series in North America, and...
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Be Forever Yamato: Rebel 3199 Anime's Story to Start in the Year 2207

In a stage talk event for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi - Kōshō -STASHA- (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage Part II: Stasha) film on Wednesday, the film's head writer Harutoshi Fukui said that Yamato yo Towa ni: Rebel 3199, the next project in the remakes, will have a story that will start in the year 2207, despite the film's title. He clarified that the story will no...
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Skeleton Knight in Another World Anime Slated for April 7

― The official website for the television anime of Ennki Hakari's Skeleton Knight in Another World (Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechū or Skeleton Knight, going out to the parallel universe) light novel series announced on Thursday that the anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on April 7 at 11:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT). It will also run on the Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 channels. A c...
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Paramount Halts Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Film's Release in Russia

― Paramount Pictures announced on Tuesday that it will halt the release of its Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sequel film in Russia in light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine on February 24 after weeks of tense military buildup along their mutual borders. Russia claimed to be supporting the independence of the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Countries...
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Science SARU's Yurei Deco TV Anime Reveals Short Video, Keyword

― Musician mito from the group Clammbon announced on Twitter on Saturday that the keyword for Science SARU's upcoming Yurei Deco (also written as You0 DECO — the number zero is pronounced "rei" in Japanese) television anime is "Tom Sawyer Island." mito did not state if he or Clammbon will compose music or perform a theme song for the series. Clammbon has performed theme songs for such anime as Iseka...
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Transformers: BotBots Animated Series Unveils 6 Promotional Images

― Netflix revealed six promotional images on Wednesday for the animated series based on Hasbro's Transformers: BotBots toy line. IMG bb100_107_01630_fr276.jpg IMG bb100_105_1120_fr528.jpg IMG bb100_111_2220_fr23.jpg IMG bb100_106_0040_fr18.jpg IMG bb100_107_0700_fr129.jpg IMG bb100_113_0270_fr204.jpg Boulder Media Limited announced last week that the series will debut on Netflix on March 25. Netflix...
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Kodansha Asks Fans to 'Look Forward to Atsushi Ohkubo's Next Work' in Final Chapter of Fire Force

This year's 13th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine published the final chapter of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga on Tuesday. On the final page of the manga, a note from the editorial department asked fans to "look forward to Atsushi Ohkubo's next work." Ohkubo had stated in May 2020 in the manga's 23rd volume, "the story is also in its final stage, and for me, I pla...
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Maaya Sakamoto Sings Ascendance of a Bookworm Anime Season 3's Ending Theme

― The official website for the Ascendance of a Bookworm television anime revealed on Friday that Maaya Sakamoto is performing the ending theme song "Kotoba ni Dekinai" (I Can't Put It Into Words) for the anime's third season. The season will premiere in April, and will run on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and other channels. Haruka Matsunae joins as a third character designer for the anime alongside returning ...
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Pokémon Trading Card Live App's Beta Launches in Canada on February 22

The Pokémon Company International announced on Wednesday that the limited beta for Pokémon Trading Card Live, the new free-to-play online app for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac, will launch in Canada on February 22. The app's early soft launch for mobile devices in Canada and global open beta for PC and Mac was delayed from last year to this year. In the app, players can add new cards by scanning code ...
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Crunchyroll Streams Fate/Grand Order: Solomon Anime Film on February 18

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon (Fate/Grand Order -Shūkyoku Tokuiten Kani Jikan Shinden Solomon-) anime film on Friday at 4:00 p.m. EST. Funimation will also stream the film. The film opened in Japan in July 2021. Toshifumi Akai returned from the previous Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front:...
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Be Forever Yamato: Rebel 3199 Anime Confirms 26-Episode Length With Garman Garmillas, Dessler

In the "Online Yamatalk" event for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi - Kōshō -STASHA- (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage Part II: Stasha) film on Thursday, the film's head writer Harutoshi Fukui confirmed that Yamato yo Towa ni: Rebel 3199, the next project in the remakes, will be 26 episodes long. In response to a question on whether antagonist Abelt Dessler will appear ...
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Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster Game Launches on February 23

Square Enix announced on Monday that it will release the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster version of its Final Fantasy VI game for PC via Steam and mobile devices on February 23 in North America. The company had previously stated that it was giving developers "the necessary time to apply final polish while finishing development on the game." The Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III P...
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Kotaro Lives Alone Anime Debuts on Netflix on March 10

― This year's fifth issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine revealed on Thursday that the anime of Mami Tsumura's Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi (Kotaro Lives Alone) manga will debut on Netflix worldwide on March 10. Tomoe Makino (Woodpecker Detective's Office) is directing the series at Liden Films. Tomomi Kimura (Kochoki) is designing the characters, and Hiroshi Satо̄ is in charge of story com...
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Kingdom Anime's 4th Season Premieres on April 9

― The official website for the Kingdom anime revealed on Wednesday that the fourth anime series will premiere on NHK General on April 9 at 24:00 (effectively April 10 at 12:00 a.m.). The new series will depict the aftermath of the Coalition Army Arc and the largest battle in history, which tore a great gash across Qin as well as all of China. Ei Sei tells Prince Sei Kyou of his lifelong ambition: to...
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No Anime Films Nominated for 94th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards on Tuesday. Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross revealed the nominations in a livestream presentation. No anime films received nominations in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees in the category are Encanto, Flee, Luca, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, and Raya and the Last Dragon. The ...
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Resident Evil 3 Remake Game Ships 5 Million Copies

― CAPCOM announced on Tuesday that its remake of the Resident Evil 3 survival horror game has shipped 5 million copies worldwide. The game launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in April 2020. The release included the Resident Evil: Resistance online game, which was previously titled "Project Resistance." Capcom's remake of the Resident Evil 2 survival horror game launched for the PC...
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Manga Takes 10 of 15 Spots on NYT February Bestseller List for Graphic Novels, Manga

― Koyoharu Gotouge and Ryoji Hirano's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba--Stories of Water and Flame manga ranked at #2 on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early February. This month's list featured nine other manga volumes, including: #4 — Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 1 #5 — Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen 0 #7 — Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man vol...
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Fairy Tale Battle Royale Manga Reaches its 'Final Curtain' in 5th Volume

― Amazon is listing that Soraho Ina's Fairy Tale Battle Royale (Otogibanashi Battle Royale) manga will reach its "final curtain" in the manga's fifth volume, which will ship on May 27. The listing does not definitively confirm if the manga will end in the fifth volume. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the series in 2017, and it describes the story: Kuninaka Aoba, a mercilessly bullied ninth grader,...
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Be Forever Yamato: Rebel 3199 Anime's Tagline Teases Different Future

― The official website for the modern Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato anime remakes posted the tagline for Yamato yo Towa ni: Rebel 3199, the next project in the remakes. The tagline is, "Change the future. The enemy is … the space battleship Yamato." The new project is a sequel to the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi - Kōshō -STASHA- (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage P...
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GhostWire: Tokyo PS5, PC Game Launches on March 25

The official YouTube channel for PlayStation will stream a showcase for Tango Gameworks' Ghostwire: Tokyo PlayStation 5 and PC game on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST, and the video's description lists that the game will launch on March 25. Customers who preorder the digital Deluxe Edition on PS5 can access the game early on March 22. The game was originally scheduled to launch in 2021. However, during ...
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Akiko Hatsu Launches New Manga in July

― The March issue of Shogakukan's Flowers magazine revealed on January 28 that Akiko Hatsu will launch a new manga in the magazine's September issue on July 28. The manga will reveal more details on the manga in its August issue on June 28. The latest issue also published the final chapter of Hatsu's Furuginuya Monyōchō manga, which ran with an irregular serialization in Flowers since 2014. Shogakuk...
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Valve's Steam Deck Portable PC Gaming Console Launches on February 25

Valve announced on Wednesday that its Steam Deck portable PC gaming console will launch on February 25. Reservation holders will get order emails first in the order reservations were made. The Steam Deck was originally scheduled to launch this December, but it was delayed due to global supply chain issues and material shortages. Components were not reaching the company's manufacturing facilities i...
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Laid-Back Camp Movie Posts Rin's 'Candid Photo' Visual

― The official website for the anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga posted the second "candid photo visual" for the upcoming Eiga Yurukyan△ (Laid-Back Camp Movie) on Thursday. Unlike the more rustic landscape of the first visual, the new visual features Rin Shima taking a walk past skyscrapers at night, her warm breath visible in the chilly air. The film staff is posting a se...
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MBS President Comments on Possible Season 2 for Jujutsu Kaisen Anime

The president of the MBS television channel Yōichi Mushiaki commented on a possible second season for the Jujutsu Kaisen anime during an online press conference held on Wednesday. In the press conference, Mushiaki stated, "At this time I'd like you all to wait for us to state a concrete plan. However, I think we can provide a development that will meet expectations." The Jujutsu Kaisen television ...
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U.S. Cinema Chain Alamo Drafthouse Hosts Yearlong Studio Ghibli Film Screening Event

― The movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is hosting the "Tales of Studio Ghibli" film screening event at 21 locations across the United States. The chain describes the event as a "yearlong celebration" of the anime studio. The cineplex will host dinner and brunch screenings of the Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind fi...
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Isekai Meikyū de Harem o TV Anime Listed as Premiering This Year

― Amazon's listing of the 12th volume of Shachi Sogano's Isekai Meikyū de Harem o (A Harem in an Alternate World Dungeon) light novel series features a cover preview that lists that the previously announced television anime adaptation of the series will premiere this year. The novel volume will ship on January 31. Kadokawa's BookWalker website had listed the novels with a TV anime adaptation in Dece...
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My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission's Special Screenings Include 'Tabidachi' Anime Debut

― The official website for My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, announced on Friday that the film will have special screenings in nine theaters in Japan on January 22-27 to celebrate the film's Blu-ray Disc and DVD release in Japan. The home video release will ship in Japan on February 16. The screenings will include the debut of ...
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Goro Taniguchi's Estab-Life Anime & Tsutomu Nihei, Polygon Pictures' New Anime to Air in 2022

― Fuji TV's +Ultra anime programming block will unveil its 2022 anime lineup on the Crunchyroll Extras channel on YouTube on January 20 at 8:00 p.m. (6:00 a.m. EST). This year's lineup includes the Estab-Life original anime project by chief director Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, Planetes, Back Arrow), and the new project from BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia collaborators Tsutomu Nihei and Polygon Pictur...
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Bloomberg: Sony to Keep Making PS4s in 2022 to Make Up for PS5 Shortage

― Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that Sony will continue producing PlayStation 4 consoles to make up for the ongoing shortage of PlayStation 5 consoles. According to Bloomberg, Sony confirmed the decision with its assembly partners in late 2021. The continued production will add "about a million" PS4 consoles. Sony previously announced in January 2021 that that it has halted production of all model...
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Horimiya's Daisuke Hagiwara Pens New 1-Shot in February

― The February issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine revealed on Wednesday that Daisuke Hagiwara will draw a new one-shot manga in the magazine's next issue on February 12. Hagiwara launched the Horimiya manga in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in 2011 as an adaptation of HERO's Hori-san to Miyamura-kun four-panel school comedy manga, and ended it in March 2021. HERO supervi...
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Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, More Rank on NYT January Bestseller List

― The eighth volume of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga, the 13th volume of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga, Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga, and the second volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early January. The eighth volume of Chainsaw Man ranked at #8. The 13th volume ...
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Mary Skelter 2 Game's PC Version Launches on January 13

Ghostlight announced on Friday that it will release Compile Heart's Mary Skelter 2 (Kangokutō Mary Skelter 2) on PC via Steam on January 13. The release will include an updated version of the first Mary Skelter: Nightmares game. Compile Heart released Mary Skelter 2 in Japan for the PS4 in July 2018. The Switch version of Mary Skelter 2 shipped in Japan in August 2019. Idea Factory International r...
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Deemo II Game Launches for iOS, Android on January 13

The official Twitter account for Rayark Games' Deemo game revealed in December that it will launch the rhythm game sequel Deemo II for iOS and Android devices on January 13. Pre-registrations are open for the game. The original 2013 rhythm game, Deemo, debuted as an iOS and Android smartphone game. Rayark Games later released the game on the PlayStation Vita in Japan in 2015 with the title Deemo: ...
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Onsen Musume Project Replaces Runa Narumi With Sachika Misawa as Mikasa Sengokuhara's Voice

― The official Twitter account for Enbound, Inc.'s Onsen Musume (Hot Spring Girls) project announced on Thursday that Sachika Misawa will take the place of Runa Narumi as the voice of the character Mikasa Sengokuhara (pictured right). Narumi's agency Stardust Promotion announced on Wednesday that she will retire from the entertainment industry at the end of the year. Narumi had taken a hiatus from e...
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World Trigger Manga Takes 1-Month Break Due to Author's Health

― The official Twitter account for Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine revealed on Monday that Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga will not appear in the magazine's February issue on January 4, due to the author's poor health. The manga is slated to return in the March issue, which will ship on February 4. The manga also took breaks in the March, May, and November issues this year. Ashihara debuted the ...
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Dance Dance Danseur Anime Premieres in April

The official website for the television anime of George Asakura's Dance Dance Danseur manga announced on Wednesday that the anime will premiere in the Super Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and 26 other channels in April 2022. Munehisa Sakai (Zombie Land Saga) is directing the anime at MAPPA, and Yoshimi Narita (My Senpai Is Annoying, Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart.) is in ch...
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Black Clover Anime Film Reveals New Visual Featuring Yuno

― Shueisha's Jump Festa '22 event on Sunday revealed a new visual for the Black Clover anime film, this time featuring Yuno. The staff had revealed a visual featuring Asta in March. Yūki Tabata launched the Black Clover manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2015. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally and in print, and Shueisha's Manga Plus service is also publishing the manga digitally. The ...
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Chainsaw Man Anime Premieres in 2022

The Jump Festa '22 event on Saturday revealed that the television anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga will premiere in 2022. The event streamed a video that announced the news and also announced that Fujimoto will launch the manga's second part in summer 2022. Ryū Nakayama (Black Clover, Jujutsu Kaisen episode director) is directing the anime at MAPPA, and Hiroshi Seko (Ajin,...
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Pokémon Master Journeys Anime's 2nd Part Launches on Netflix on January 21

Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the second part of Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, billed as the 24th season of the Pokémon anime, on January 21. Netflix premiered Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series on September 10. Pokémon Journeys: The Series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in Japan in November 2019, two days after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield g...
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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Anime Film Unveils New Visual

The official website for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, unveiled a new visual for the film on Wednesday. The film is scheduled to premiere in 2022 in Japan. The release schedule may differ depending on each country and region. As the name suggests, the film will have a focus on the "superhero" aspect. Original creator Akira Toriyama is in c...
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Nippon Ichi Software Launches Countdown Page for New Work

― Nippon Ichi Software launched a countdown website on Monday for a new project. The company teases that "something" will happen on the website every day. The website contains the image of a pocket watch and the words "in three days." Source: Nippon Ichi Software's countdown website, Famitsu
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Kuroko's Basketball's Tadatoshi Fujimaki Pens 1-Shot Manga in Shonen Jump on December 20

The second 2022 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Kuroko's Basketball, Robot × Laserbeam) will pen a new one-shot manga that Shueisha will publish in the combined third and fourth issue of the magazine on December 20. The "academy comedy action" manga is titled "Kiruaoharu," and it will have 51 pages with a color opening page. Fujimaki prev...
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Shingo Honda's New Manga Reveals Title, Story

― The January issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine began publishing Shingo Honda's new manga Psycho x Past: Ryōki Satsujin Sennyū Sōsa (Psycho x Past: Bizarre Murder Undercover Investigation) on Friday. The magazine's Twitter account posted an image from the new series on the same day. Akita Shoten had revealed in August that the new manga would launch in the January 2022 issue....
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Makoto Shinkai to Reveal New Work on December 15

― The official Twitter account for Makoto Shinkai's your name. film revealed on Saturday that Shinkai will reveal his new work on TOHO's YouTube channel on December 15 at 11:00 p.m. JST (9:00 a.m. EST). The announcement video will add English subtitles on December 16. Shinkai's most recent film, Weathering With You, opened in Japan in July 2019. The film became the #7 highest-earning domestic film o...
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Extreme Baseball Anime Tribe Nine Premieres on January 10

The official website for Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games' new Tribe Nine project announced on Thursday that the anime will premiere on January 10 on Tokyo MX at 10:30 p.m. JST. The series will also air on BS11, TV Aichi, and Sun TV. The anime will stream on d Anime Store and other services. Funimation is co-producing the anime. Yu Aoki is directing the anime at Liden Films. Michiko Yokote is supervisin...
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Film Unveils 1st Poster

The official Twitter account for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sequel film unveiled the first poster for the film on Wednesday, and it revealed that the first trailer will premiere at The Game Awards, which begins streaming on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST. The poster features Sonic, Tails, and Dr. Robotnik (Dr. Eggman). The sequel film will open in the United States on April 8, 2022. Paramount Pictures st...
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Media Blasters Teases Kamen Rider Licenses

― Media Blasters posted several images on Twitter on Tuesday teasing licenses of some works in the Kamen Rider franchise. The first image appears to tease the Kamen Rider ZO film, the Shin Kamen Rider: Prologue film, and the Kamen Rider J film. Other images appear to tease the Kamen Rider: The Next film and the Kamen Rider: The First film. The company then posted another Tweet stating, "we have lots...
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Masaaki Yuasa's Inu-Oh Anime Film Reveals Teaser Visual

― The staff of Masaaki Yuasa's Inu-Oh, the musical anime feature film of Hideo Furukawa's Heike Monogatari: Inu-Oh no Maki (Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh) novel, revealed a new visual on Wednesday. The film made its world premiere in the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 10, and it was the first 2D Japanese film to compete in the Venice International Film Festival's Horizons category...
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Dropkick on my Devil!! X Anime Premieres in Summer 2022

― The official Twitter account for the Dropkick on My Devil! anime revealed on Wednesday that the anime's third season, titled Dropkick on my Devil!! X, will premiere in summer 2022. Next year also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the original manga. The post also featured an image advertising the 18th volume of Yukiwo's original manga, which will ship on Friday. Virtual YouTuber (VTuber) Asano Ru...
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Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 Premieres in April

The official website for the Ascendance of a Bookworm television anime unveiled a new visual and the April 2022 premiere date for the anime's third season on Monday. The anime will run on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and other channels. Haruka Matsunae joins as a third character designer for the anime alongside returning designers Toshihisa Kaiya and Yoshiaki Yanagida. Noriko Otake joins as chief animation ...

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