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Goblin Slayer Episode 11 to Air on December 22, After Recap Episode This Week

12th & final scheduled episode airs on December 29 ― The 10th Goblin Slayer television anime episode announced this past weekend that a special recap episode, "Bōkensha Kiroku Yōshi" ("Adventurer Sheet" or literally, Adventurers' Journal Sheets), will air on Saturday, December 15. Episode 11 will instead air one week later on December 22, followed by episode 12 on December 29. The December 15 special...
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Square Enix Lists General 2019 Release Date for Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! Game

― Square Enix's website for the Jump Festa '19 event is listing the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with a general 2019 release. The game's Japanese and English websites still list a "this winter" date for the game, as originally announced. Square Enix describes the game: The rules to this mysterious dungeon are simple… every time you enter, the worl...
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Sengoku Otome Manga Heads Toward Climax

― The January issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine revealed on November 27 that Hachiman and Rio Nanamomo's Hyakka Ryōran Sengoku Otome -Karakuri Sōdō-hen- manga is approaching its climax. The manga launched in July. The manga is based on Heiwa's Sengoku Otome pachinko game. The original 2008 game re-imagines Japan's tumultuous sengoku jidai (Era of Warring States) with all of th...
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Real Account Manga Heads to Climax

― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Shizumu Watanabe and Okusho's Real Account manga is approaching its climax. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English and it describes the manga: Like many of his peers, Ataru Kashiwagi has found himself addicted to the newest social networking service, Real Account. But one day, Ataru and almos...
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HIDIVE's Full Library Now Available on VRV Streaming Service

― Ellation's VRV bundle streaming service confirmed with ANN on Friday that the full library for the HIDIVE streaming service is now available on VRV. The content includes current simulcast series such as Bloom Into You (English dub), Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School, The Girl in Twilight, and Release the Spyce (English dub). VRV started adding HIDIVE's content on November 3, and had originally pl...
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New Live-Action LDK Film's Poster Visual Unveiled

― The official website for LDK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, "Suki" ga Futatsu (Two Loves Under One Roof), the new live-action film adaptation of Ayu Watanabe's LDK shōjo manga, revealed a new poster visual for the film on Friday. Mone Kamishiraishi plays heroine Aoi Nishimori in the film, while Yōsuke Sugino plays Shūsei Kugayama. New to the story is Reien Kugayama, Shūsei's cousin, played by Ryūsei Yokoh...
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Nier:Automata Game's Worldwide Digital Sales, Shipments Exceed 3.5 Million

― The official Twitter account for Square Enix's NieR: Automata game revealed on Wednesday that the game has sold and shipped a combined total of more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. The number includes both physical shipments and digital sales. The number had surpassed 3 million copies in June. The game shipped for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, 2017, followed by North America on Mar...
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Hunter x Hunter Greed Adventure Smartphone Game Launches in Japan

― Bandai Namco Entertainment released Hunter x Hunter Greed Adventure, the new smartphone game based on Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga, in Japan on Wednesday. The 3D action role-playing game is free to play, with in-game purchases available. The game takes place after the manga's "Greed Island" arc, after Gon and his friends have cleared Greed Island, and after the evolution of the main l...
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'How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno' Anime Premieres on January 6

― The official website for the television anime of tugeneko's Ueno-san wa Bukiyō (How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno) manga revealed on Thursday that the anime will premiere on January 6. The anime will premiere on BS11 on January 6 at 24:30 (effectively January 7 at 12:30 a.m.), before later airing on Tokyo MX and J:COM TV. The anime will stream in Japan on Docomo Anime Store, AbemaTV, and niconico. Tom...
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Kono Oto Tomare Anime Reveals Teaser Visual

― The official website for the television anime of Amyū's Kono Oto Tomare! (Stop This Sound!) manga revealed a teaser visual for the anime on Tuesday. The anime will premiere in April 2019. Ryōma Mizuno is serving as the series director at Platinum Vision (Saiyuki Reload Blast, Servamp, Devils' Line). Ayumu Hisao (Devils' Line, Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the...
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Metroid Prime: Trilogy Game Compilation Listed for Switch

― Swedish retailer Inet is listing a release of Metroid Prime: Trilogy for the Nintendo Switch, with a February 15 release date. The listing noted that it is a mockup, and that the release will be revealed at The Game Awards ceremony on Thursday. Metroid Prime: Trilogy is a compilation of Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, three games from the Metroid Prime fran...
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Senryū Shōjo Manga Has Important Announcement on December 12

― The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Masakuni Igarashi's Senryū Shōjo (Senryū Girl) manga will have an important announcement in the magazine's next issue on December 12. The Twitter account "@senryu_anime" was registered in November, but it currently has no public content. The manga centers on Nanako Yukishiro and Eiji Busujima. Nanako is a girl who...
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Radiation House Manga's Live-Action TV Series Confirmed

― The first 2019 issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine confirmed the live-action television series adaptation of Tomohiro Yokomaku and Taishi Mori's Radiation House manga on Wednesday. Amazon Japan previously listed the magazine with the cover showing the announcement. This year's 24th issue of the magazine had teased in November that the manga would have an "important announcement" in the issue o...
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Fate/Extella Link Game's PS Vita Version Is Digital-Only in West

― Marvelous Games confirmed on Tuesday that its Western release of Marvelous and Type-Moon's Fate/Extella Link game will be digital-only for the PlayStation Vita through the PlayStation Store. The company also confirmed that the game is slated for release for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in the first quarter of 2019. XSEED Games, a subsidiary of Marvelous, annou...
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Director Tatsuki's Kemurikusa Anime Premieres on January 9

― The official Twitter account for director Tatsuki's Kemurikusa television anime revealed on Wednesday that the series will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 9 at 10:30 p.m. The series will also begin airing later that night on Sun TV, Tochigi TV, BS Fuji, Hokkaido Bunka Hōsō, Chiba TV, and Mie TV. Amazon Prime Video will debut its "exclusive" early streams of the anime on the same day at 10:15 p.m. ...
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Dagashi Kashi's Kotoyama Draws New 1-Shot Manga on December 26

― The first 2019 issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that manga creator Kotoyama will publish a new one-shot manga titled "Itookashi" in the magazine's combined fourth and fifth issue on December 26. The announcement shows a character that appears similar to the character Hajime Owari from Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga, and teases, "Dagashi Kashi's Kotoyama ret...
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2019 Crayon Shin-Chan Film Reveals Key Visual

― The staff for the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shinkon Ryokō Hurricane ~Ushinawareta Hiroshi~ (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Honeymoon Hurricane, Lost Hiroshi) film, the 27th Crayon Shin-chan film, unveiled a key visual on Tuesday. The film will open in Japan on April 19, 2019. The film's subtitle is an apparent reference to the Japanese title of the Raiders of the Lost Ark film. The anime is set in Austra...
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Sentai Filmworks Announces English Dub for To Love-Ru Anime

― Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it will release an English dub for the first anime adaptation of Kentaro Yabuki and Saki Hasemi's To Love-Ru manga. Sentai Filmworks describes the story: One should always understand other people's customs before making commitments. Unfortunately, Rito Yuki had no idea the planet Develuke even existed when their Princess Lala teleported naked into his bat...
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Domestic Girlfriend TV Anime Reveals January 11 Premiere

― The official website for the the television anime of Kei Sasuga's Domestic Girlfriend (Domestic na Kanojo) manga revealed the anime's January 11 premiere date on Tuesday. The anime will premiere on January 11 on MBS and TBS at 1:55 a.m. (effectively January 12), and will then air on January 12 at 1:00 a.m. (effectively January 13) on BS-TBS. It will air on the "Animeism" programming block for all ...
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Viz's Shonen Jump to Preview Ne0;lation Manga

― Viz Media's digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump confirmed on Monday that it will preview Tomohide Hirao and Mizuki Yoda's ne0;lation manga on December 10 as part of its Jump Start initiative. The manga will debut in Japan on the same day. Hirao and Yoda previously serialized a three-chapter manga titled ne0 in Shueisha's Jump Giga magazine from May to July. They also previously teamed up...
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Mini Toji TV Anime Premieres on January 5

― The official website for Mini Toji, a television anime featuring mini versions of the characters from the previous Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko television anime and Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game, revealed on Monday that the series will premiere on AT-X on January 5 at 25:55 (effectively January 6 at 1:55 a.m.). The anime will also air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS. Yuu No...
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Demon Tune Manga by Blood Lad's Yūki Kodama Moves to Jump+ Site

― The January issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yūki Kodama's Demon Tune manga will switch to Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ app and website starting on January 4. Kodama launched the series in Jump SQ in January 2018, and Shueisha will publish the third compiled volume on January 4. The manga takes place in wizard city, where the source of the evil in the city is an existence c...
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Crunchyroll Adds English Dub for 2nd Season of Bungo Stray Dogs Anime

― Crunchyroll added Bungo Stray Dogs 2 anime with an English dub on Friday. The anime was already available with subtitles. The title is part of the previously announced list of nearly 50 English-dubbed anime titles Crunchyroll plans to add to the service "soon." Crunchyroll has previously added 37 of the titles from the list. Most of the dubs were previously available on Funimation, but Crunchyroll...
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Idol Incidents Anime Available for Digital Purchase on Amazon

― Amazon is now offering MAGES' Idol Incidents (Idol Jihen) television anime series for purchase in the United States. The 12-episode series is available digitally in Japanese with English subtitles. Funimation is listed as the network provider for the series. The anime premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and the anime is still available on the website. Daisuke Yo...
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Gintama Manga Starts Final Run in Jump GIGA Magazine on December 28

― The first 2019 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga will start its run in the Jump GIGA magazine in its winter issue on December 28. The manga will have a 52-page chapter including a color page. Jump Giga will publish the manga in three consecutive issues, and the manga will feature on the covers of all three of those issues. The m...
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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 'Conclusion' Anime Special Airs on December 28 (Updated)

― The first 2019 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the "concluding" anime for Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) manga will air on TV Tokyo and its affiliate channels on December 28 from 7:35 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The first season of anime shorts premiered in July 2016. Funimation streamed the anime series under the title The Disa...
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The Promised Neverland Anime Reveals New Visual

The first 2019 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed a new visual on Monday for the television anime adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga. The anime's character designer Kazuaki Shimada drew the visual: The anime will premiere on Fuji-TV's Noitamina programming block on January 10 at 24:55 (effectively January 11 at 1...
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The Promised Neverland Anime Premieres on January 10

― The first 2019 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the television anime adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) manga will premiere on Fuji-TV's Noitamina programming block on January 10 at 24:55 (effectively January 11 at 12:55 a.m.). The anime will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime in Japan. In France, the ...
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Disney XD to Premiere Beyblade Burst Turbo Anime on December 15

― The official Twitter account for the Beyblade Burst franchise announced on Saturday that Disney XD will air Beyblade Burst Turbo, the English version of the Beyblade Burst Chōzetsu anime, starting on December 15. The anime will also be available on DisneyNOW and Disney XD VOD. Disney XD had stated in October that it would premiere the anime before the end of the year. Beyblade Burst Chōzetsu, the ...
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U.S. FTC Chairman Promises to Investigate Game Loot Boxes

― United States Federal Trade Commission chairman Joseph Simmons said on Tuesday that he will launch an investigation into video game loot boxes. New Hampshire senator Maggie Hassan initially requested the investigation "to ensure that children are being adequately protected and to educate parents about potential addiction or other negative impacts of these games." Hassan previously sent a letter to...
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Pokémon GO Game to Add Trainer Battles 'Soon'

― Niantic revealed on Friday that Trainer Battles are "coming soon" to its Pokémon GO smartphone game. The company previously confirmed that player-versus-player battles were in development for the game. Trainer Battles will have three leagues: the Great League will have a maximum of 1,500 CP per Pokémon, the Ultra League will have a maximum of 2,500 CP per Pokémon, and the Master League will have n...
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Megane Mihoshi's Love Tyrant/Renai Bōkun Manga Ends on December 5

Manga artist Megane Mihoshi announced on Friday that the final chapter of the Renai Bokun (The very lovely tyrant of love) manga will debut on December 5. Mihoshi has been serializing the manga on the free manga website Comic Meteor since May 2012. Mihoshi announced in the 13th volume in May that the manga would end with the 14th volume. The 14th volume is slated to ship on January 10. The romanti...
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Koei Tecmo Games Opens Site Teasing Announcement on December 6

― Koei Tecmo Games has opened a website that features an image of flames with the date December 6. The website also lists PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows. The text on the above image reads, "The destined fight begins." Source: Koei Tecmo Games' teaser website via Gematsu
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Nintendo Posts Copyright Guidelines for Content Creators

― Nintendo posted its guidelines for the use and sharing of videos and screenshots from its games on Thursday. Nintendo posted the guidelines in both English and Japanese. The guidelines outline rules for players uploading content containing footage or screenshots of Nintendo games. Among the rules include specifications for monetization methods, and the requirement to post footage with creative add...
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Cygames, Sega Games, Square Enix File Trademarks in Japan

― Cygames filed name and logo trademarks for "Granblue Fantasy Relink." In addition, Sega Games filed a trademark for “Romance Nanatsu Iro no Bōkendan” (Romance: Seven-Colored Adventure Story), and Square Enix filed a trademark for "Slash Field." Cygames will reveal more information about Granblue Fantasy Project Re:LINK, Cygames and Platinum Games' PlayStation 4 game based on Cygames' Granblue Fant...
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Film Gets 4DX Screenings in Japan

― The staff of the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film announced on Wednesday that the film will have 4DX screenings in Japan. The film had its world premiere event at Nippon Budokan on November 14 and will open in Japan on December 14. The English dub will have its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 13, and then open in the United States and Canada on January 16. Dragon Ba...
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The Demon Prince of Momochi House Manga Heads Toward Last Arc

― Manga artist Aya Shouoto revealed on Twitter on Sunday that The Demon Prince of Momochi House (Momochi-san Chi no Ayakashi Ōji) manga is nearing its final arc. Shouoto launched the manga in Kadokawa Asuka magazine in February 2014, and the 14th volume shipped on October 24. The manga inspired a drama CD and a 2015 stage play. Viz's Shojo Beat imprint publishes the series in English. The story foll...
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Ulysses Anime's 9th Episode Delayed 1 Week to December 9

― The official website for the anime of Mikage Kasuga's Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc to Renkin no Kishi (Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight) novel series announced on Monday that the ninth episode has been delayed by one week from December 2 to December 9 on Tokyo MX. The scheduled December 2 showing on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS Fuji, and AT-X has been replaced with the Blu-ray Disc version of the a...
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'Parasite Eve' Trademark Filed Under Square Enix in Europe

― A trademark for "Parasite Eve" was filed in Europe under Square Enix on November 22. The application is still under review. Hideaki Sena's science fiction novel Parasite Eve was the basis for a film and video game series. All three were released in North America by Vertical, ADV Films, and Square, respectively. The first Parasite Eve game debuted for PlayStation in 1998 and was followed by Parasit...
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Director Tatsuki's Kemurikusa Anime to Have 12 Episodes

― The official Twitter account for director Tatsuki's Kemurikusa television anime revealed on Monday that the anime will have 12 30-minute episodes. The anime series will premiere on BS Fuji, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Tochigi TV, Chiba TV, Tokyo MX, Mie TV, and Sun TV in January, and Amazon Prime Video will "exclusively" offer the early streams of the anime. The show stars Mikako Kom...
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Sega Ages Project's Out Run Game Launches on November 29

― Sega revealed on Twitter on Monday that it will release the Out Run game on the Nintendo Switch as part of its Sega Ages project on November 29. Other announced games in the project include Phantasy Star, Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV (Lightning Force: Quest for the Darkstar), Gain Ground, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Space Harrier, Columns II (Columns II: The Voyage Through Time), Thunder F...
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Ace Attorney's New Stage Play Reveals New Visual

― The official website for Gyakuten Saiban -Gyakuten no GOLD MEDAL- (Ace Attorney -Turnabout GOLD MEDAL), the new stage play based on Capcom's Ace Attorney games, revealed a new visual for the stage play on Monday. The play will have nine performances from January 16-21 at Theatre 1010 in Tokyo. Yō Hosaka is directing the play, and Eisaku Satō is penning the script. Super Eccentric Theater is produc...
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Inio Asano's Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction Manga Resumes on December 10

― This year's 52nd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Inio Asano's Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction manga will resume in the magazine's combined 2019 second and third issue on December 10. Asano had stated last month that the manga will return in December. The series went on hiatus in February. The manga returned from its previous hiatus in November 2017. T...
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Fighting Ex Layer Game Launches Arcade Version, Steam Version Next Week

― Video game developer ARIKA revealed in a video on Saturday that it will release its Fighting Ex Layer fighting game in Japanese arcades on November 29, and on Steam on November 30. ARIKA will also update the PlayStation 4 version of the game on November 30. The company is also releasing a physical copy of the game on December 6 in Japan only. The company originally revealed the schedule on Novembe...
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Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka Anime's New Key Visual Revealed

― The official website for the television anime of Makoto Fukami and Seigo Tokiya's Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka (Mahō Shōjo Tokushūsen Asuka) manga revealed a new key visual for the series on Friday. The anime will premiere on the "Animeism" programming block. The show will air on MBS and TBS on January 11 at 26:25 (effectively January 12 at 2:25 a.m.), before airing later on BS-TBS, AT-X, and CB...
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Scum's Wish's Mengo Yokoyari to Publish 1-Shot Manga in February

― This year's 24th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine revealed on Thursday that manga creator Mengo Yokoyari will publish a one-shot manga in the magazine's sixth 2019 issue on February 22. The issue did not specify if the one-shot will be new. Shueisha's Young Jump magazine recently announced that Yokoyari will end the Retort Pouch! manga (pictured at right) on December 20. Yokoyari'...
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DamePri Stage Play's 2 Visuals Posted

― The official website for Kagekiha Stage DamePri Dame Ōji vs Perfect Guy, the stage play for the Dame × Prince franchise, revealed two visuals for the stage play on Monday. The visuals show both the play's "Love route" (first picture below) and "Dame route" (second). The play will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from December 1-9, and will have two different endings — a "Love route" and a "Dame r...
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Job Site Lists UI Planner Job Opening for Sega's Phantasy Star Game Series

― The Creative Job job listing site is currently listing a UI (user interface) planner position for Sega Games. The listing specifically indicates that the job will entail working on games in the Phantasy Star series. The listing also emphasizes that the company is seeking those who regularly play and are interested in foreign games, online games, and console RPGs. Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud, the ...
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Kengan Ashura Manga's New Arc Launches on January 17

― The Manga ONE app revealed on Wednesday that the new arc of Yabako Sandrovich and Daromeon's Kengan Ashura manga will launch on January 17. The app also revealed that the manga's anime adaptation will have its Japanese premiere screening on January 27. The manga ended on August 9. In the manga's story, businesses and merchants wager large sums of money to hire combatants for unarmed hand-to-hand f...
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Anime NYC Convention Draws 36,000 Attendees in 2nd Year

Anime NYC founder Peter Tatara announced on the convention's official Twitter account on Tuesday that this year's event had 36,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 15 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. The convention took place at the Javits Center i...
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Yuuki Ono Cancels On-Camera Appearance But Still Voice-Acts After Bicycle Accident

Voice actor Yuuki Ono announced on Tuesday that his voice is fine, but he has to cancel an on-camera appearance while he recuperates from a bicycle accident. Ono explained that he was riding his bicycle on a slope when he braked to slow down. His tires slipped and he fell down, breaking two left fingers and injuring his face. He confirmed that his voice is fine, and that he did not lose consciousn...
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Live-Action Kakegurui Film's Poster Visual, May Premiere Revealed

The official Twitter account for the live-action adaptations of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga unveiled a poster visual and May premiere for the live-action film on Friday. The tagline on the poster reads, "Even stronger than a joker, the high school girl," using the slang term "JK" (jōshi kōsei) for high school girl. The manga is also inspiring a live-acti...
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New Visual Revealed for Director Tatsuki's Kemurikusa Anime

― The official website for director Tatsuki's Kemurikusa television anime revealed a new visual for the anime on Thursday. The main Kemurikusa anime series will premiere on BS Fuji and other channels in January, and Amazon Prime Video will "exclusively" offer the early streams of the anime. The show stars Mikako Komatsu as Rin, Arisa Kiyoto as Ritsu, and Tomomi Jiena Sumi as Rina. TATSUKI and Yaoyor...
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Mist Gears Smartphone Game Debuts on November 26

― The official Twitter account for the Mist Gears multimedia collaboration project by mobile gaming company Alim, tri-Ace, and Shueisha revealed on Thursday that the game will debut for iOS and Android devices on November 26. The project's story begins with the "Day of Purgatory" marking the arrival of Mist, a calamitous mist that becomes the worst disaster in known history. Life crumbles with its a...
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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! Games Sell 3 Million Copies Worldwide in 1st Week

― The official Japanese information Twitter account for the Pokémon franchise revealed on Thursday that the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Nintendo Switch games sold an estimated combined total of 3 million copies worldwide in their first week. The post added that the games have the highest first-week sales for the Switch so far. The games were the highest selling game in ...
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Azoland Pictures Cancels Canadian 'Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me' Film Screenings

― Film distribution company Azoland Pictures announced on October 31 that it would only screen Kyoto Animation's Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me (Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me) anime film in the United States. Azoland Pictures' original announcement last month said it would screen the film in both the United States and Canada. Azoland Pictures explained on Twitter on Nove...
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Daisuke Watanabe's Gedō no Uta Manga Has Important Announcement on November 26

― This year's 23rd issue of Shonengahosha's Young King magazine revealed on November 12 that Daisuke Watanabe's Gedō no Uta (The Villain's Song) manga will have an important announcement in the magazine's next issue on November 26. The manga centers on Kamo and his partner Tora, who work in the underworld as "avengers for hire." They take on jobs from the victims of violent crimes and families seeki...
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The Morose Mononokean Anime's 2nd Season Premieres on January 5

Hiro Shimono, Koji Yusa join cast ― The official website for Fukigen na Mononokean Tsuzuki (The Morose Mononokean Sequel), the second television anime season of Kiri Wazawa's The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) manga, revealed the anime's premiere dates on Thursday. The anime will premiere on AT-X on January 5 at 9:00 p.m. in Japan (7:00 a.m. EST), and then on Tokyo MX and Sun TV on January...
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Radiation House Manga Has Important Announcement in December

― This year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Tomohiro Yokomaku and Taishi Mori's Radiation House manga will have an important announcement in the magazine's next issue on December 5. The manga centers on the medical professionals in the radiology department of a hospital. For example, medical radiographers use X-rays and CT scans to probe the causes of diseas...
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My Sister, My Writer Anime Episode 7 Delayed by 1 Week

Episode 6 to rerun in its place this week ― The official website and Twitter account for the My Sister, My Writer television anime announced on Tuesday that episode 7 has been pushed back by one week due to production delays. The various television channels will air a rebroadcast of episode 6 instead this week. AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and the streaming services dAnime Store and AbemaTV wil...
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Gundam 00 Stage Play Reveals New Visual

― The official website for the stage play adaptation of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime revealed a new visual for the play on Tuesday. The play will run at the Nippon Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo from February 15-18, and then at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka on February 23 and 24. Theaters throughout Japan will stream the 4:30 p.m. performance on February 24 from Osaka live. Fumiya Matsuzaki is dir...
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Nomura: Final Fantasy VII Game Remake Will Be 'Next PR Priority' After Kingdom Hearts III

― In an interview with Famitsu.com on Friday, game director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that the Final Fantasy VII remake will be the next PR priority for Square Enix after the release of Kingdom Hearts III in January 2019. Nomura stated he wanted to clear up some misinformation that was circulating online after comments he gave at an event at the Artnia Café in Tokyo earlier in November. Those comment...
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We Never Learn TV Anime's Color Character Designs Revealed

― The official website of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed the color character design visuals for four characters in the television anime adaptation of Taishi Tsutsui's We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga on Monday. Nariyuki Yuiga Rizu Ogata Fumino Furuhashi Uruka Takemoto Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina, Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Last Period: the journey to the end o...
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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 'Conclusion' Anime's New Visual Shows Reita, Kūsuke

― The official Twitter account for the anime of Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) manga revealed a new visual for the upcoming "concluding" anime on Monday. The visual is similar to the previously revealed visual in October, but adds the spiritual medium Reita Toritsuka and Kusuo Saiki's older brother Kūsuke Saiki. The franchise will have an event featuring the a...
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HIDIVE to Stream Dubcasts for Release the Spyce, Tsurune Anime

― HIDIVE announced at Anime NYC on Sunday that it will offer dubcasts for Release the Spyce and Tsurune this season. Tsurune's dub will premiere on November 21, while the Release the Spyce dub will premiere on November 24. The dubs will also stream on Ellation's VRV streaming service. As part of its dubcast initiative, HIDIVE will stream local-language dubbed versions of select anime simulcasts wit...
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Gundam NT Anime Gets English Dub

― Sunrise announced at its Gundam panel at Anime NYC on Saturday that it is working with NYAV Post to produce an English dub for the Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT) anime project. The anime will open on November 30 in Japan. Shunichi Yoshizawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Gundam Reconguista in G episode director) is directing the anime at Sunrise Studio #1. Harutoshi Fukui ...
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Sunrise Plans to Release New Gundam Theatrical Film Every 1-2 Years

― Sunrise announced at its Anime NYC panel on Friday that it plans to release a new Gundam theatrical film every one to two years. The films will debut in Japan and other countries, though the staff did not say which countries. Sunrise will unveil a new project for the 40th anniversary of the Gundam franchise during a livestream on November 21 at 1:00 p.m. JST (November 20 at 11:00 p.m. EST). The l...
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Aniplex USA to Release Black Butler Season 1 on Blu-ray in January

― Aniplex of America announced at Anime NYC on Friday that it will release the first season of Black Butler on a Blu-ray Disc box set on January 29, 2019. The first season of Black Butler adapts Yana Toboso's manga of the same name, and premiered in Japan in 2008. The anime takes place in Victorian London and follows the adventures of Ciel Phantomhive and his demonic butler, Sebastian. Funimation E...
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Yakuza Online Game Launches in Japan on November 21

― The official website for Sega's Yakuza Online (Ryū ga Gotoku Online) game revealed on Friday that the game will launch for iOS and Android devices and on PC on November 21. Sega will host a pre-release livestream on November 19. While Kazuma Kiryū's story ended with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Yakuza Online starts a "New Yakuza" series with Ichiban Kasuga as the protagonist. Kazuhiro Nakaya is vo...
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Pastel Memories Anime Debuts on January 7

― The official website for the television anime of FuRyu's Pastel Memories smartphone game revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere on January 7 at 24:30 (effectively January 8 at 12:30 a.m.) on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS Fuji. Yasuyuki Shinozaki (Shuffle!, Xam'd: Lost Memories, And you thought there is never a girl online? episode director) is directing the anime at project No. 9. T...
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Ace of Diamond Manga Has 'Important Announcement' on November 25

― The wraparound jacket band on the 14th compiled volume of "act 2" of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond (Daiya no A) manga revealed on Friday that the manga will have an "important announcement" on November 25. The staff and cast of the anime adaptation will hold an "Ace of Diamond All-Star Game III" event at Tokyo's Jingu Stadium on November 25. Voice actor Ryota Ohsaka, the voice of the lead charact...
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Akira Hiramoto's RaW Hero Manga Resumes Serialization

― This year's 23rd issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine published a new chapter of Akira Hiramoto's RaW Hero manga on Tuesday. The issue confirmed that the manga has resumed from its hiatus. The manga took a break for one issue due to the author's "sudden illness." Hiramoto launched the manga in the 20th issue of the magazine on September 25. The manga's first chapter starts out by following a femal...
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40th Anniversary Gundam Project Announcement Slated for November 21

― The Gundam.info portal website announced on Friday that Sunrise will have a live streamed announcement event for a project celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Gundam franchise on November 21 at 1:00 p.m. JST (November 20 at 11:00 p.m. EST). The project also opened a new website. The latest anime project for the franchise is Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT), a new film that ...
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Sony to Skip Next Year's E3 Event

― The Entertainment Software Association revealed in its announcement for its 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event that Sony Interactive Entertainment will not attend the event. It will mark the first time in the event's 24-year history that Sony will not attend. Sony confirmed with Game Informer that it will not hold an off-site press conference around E3. The company explained that it is ...
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Seven Seas Publishes All-Ages My Little Pony Books

― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it will publish an original My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic four-panel comic titled My Little Pony: The Manga - A Day in the Life of Equestria. The first volume is slated for print and digital release June 2019. Each volume will feature eight interconnected stories for all ages. The company has not yet announced the author or artists. The comi...
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Hakyū Hōshin Engi: Senkai Chronicle Smartphone Game Launches in Japan on January 8

― The official website for GMO Internet's Hakyū Hoshin Engi: Senkai Chronicle smartphone game revealed on Wednesday that the game will launch for iOS and Android in Japan on January 8. The free-to-play game will have 2D illustrations for the adventure segments, with 3D models for battles. Ryu Fujisaki's 23-volume Hoshin Engi manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996-2000. The manga is roughly based ...
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eigoMANGA Launches 'Comic Climax' Comics Service App

― Publisher eigoMANGA announced on Monday that it has launched a new manga and comic service titled Comic Climax. The service currently hosts digital comics, animation, and soundtracks, including Shuho Sato's Say Hello to Black Jack manga (titled in the service as Give My Regards to Black Jack), as well as the eigoMANGA-produced Vanguard Princess manga based on the game of the same name. The app als...
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Back Street Girls Listed on Netflix for December 12

― Netflix is listing a page for the Back Street Girls -Gokudols- anime with a December 12 release date in the United States. The anime based on Jasmine Gyuh's manga premiered in Japan on July 3. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the series: Tough gangland retribution takes a disturbingly bright, shiny turn in this insanely guilty pleasure about 3 yakuzas ...
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Zoids Wild Switch Game Ships on February 28

― The December issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comic magazine revealed on Thursday that Takara Tomy's Zoids Wild King of Blast game for Nintendo Switch will ship in Japan on February 28 for 6,458 yen (about US$57). The first copies of the game will bundle Wild Liger Evil armor. Takara Tomy first announced Zoids Wild with a planned anime, manga, and model kit line in addition to the Switch ga...
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World Cosplay Summit to Run in Tokyo in 2019

The staff of the World Cosplay Summit event revealed on Tuesday that the event will hold its main event at the Tokyo Dome City in Tokyo on July 27-28 next year. The event will be named "World Cosplay Summit 2019 in Tokyo." The event, launched in 2003, has held its championship events in Nagoya, Aichi since its founding. The championships are usually held in August. This year's event took place on ...
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Newtype: A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 3 Slated for 2019

― In an interview with A Certain Magical Index creator Kazuma Kamachi and editor Kazuma Miki, published on Saturday, Newtype magazine mentioned that the third season of the A Certain Scientific Railgun anime is slated for 2019 along with the A Certain Scientific Accelerator anime. The staff announced the new season at the "Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Fall Dengeki Festival" event last month. Tatsu...
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Bandai Namco Opens Teaser Site for New Title

― Bandai Namco Entertainment opened a teaser website at "project-n.bn-ent.net" on Sunday to tease a new original work. The company will announce the title in the December issue of Monthly CoroCoro Comic on November 15. Trademarks for the title "Ninja Box" were recently filed in Japan under Bandai Namco Entertainment and went public on October 30. Sources: Bandai Namco Entertainment, J-PlatPat (link ...
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Medabots Franchise Launches 20th Anniversary Countdown

― The Medabots franchise's official portal website launched a countdown on Tuesday that will end on November 28, the 20th anniversary of the launch of Imagineer's original Medabots (Medarot) Game Boy game in Japan. Imagineer representative Hiroyuki Hashida told Gzbrain Inc.'s Weekly Famitsu magazine in October, "I wonder if we will be able to announce something in coordination with the 20th annivers...
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Akira Creator Katsuhiro Otomo Continues Work on New Full-Length Manga

― Katsuhiro Otomo said in an interview in this year's 22nd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine on Saturday that he is working on a new manga. The interviewer asked if he is writing a new manga, or if there is a manga he would like to write. Otomo quickly answered, "Of course there is!" and went on to say it's a full-length work, but the contents are secret. He added that he feels stuck when it ...
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Dropkick on my Devil Staff: Anime Needs to Sell 500 More Boxes for 2nd Season

The official Twitter account for the television anime of Yukiwo's Jashin-chan Dropkick (Dropkick on My Devil!) manga announced on Monday that the anime's Blu-ray Disc and DVD box sets have sold a combined 1,500 copies towards the 2,000 needed to guarantee a second season. The staff will no longer provide updates on the count until the "Sugoi Sabato" event on January 20, when it will announce the r...
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Kemono Friends 2 Anime's New Visual Shows Serval, Caracal

The official website for Kemono Friends 2, the second season of the Kemono Friends anime, revealed a new visual for the anime on Tuesday. The visual shows Serval with the new character Caracal. The anime will premiere on January 7 at 26:05 a.m. (effectively January 8 at 2:05 a.m.) on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, and AT-X. The new season's story begins with Serval and Caracal finding a "human" chi...
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Red Sprite's Tomohiro Yagi Publishes 1-Shot in Shonen Jump

― This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Tomohiro Yagi (Red Sprite) will publish a one-shot manga titled "Wasuremono Tantei" (Forgetful Detective) in the magazine's 51st issue on November 19. The manga will feature a color page and will have 49 total pages. The manga will center on a female high school student who lives with her older brother. Yagi (...
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Dr. Stone Manga Has 'Important Announcement' on November 19

― This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine's 51st issue will have an "important announcement" for Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi's Dr. Stone manga in the magazine's next issue on November 19. The manga will also enter a new arc with the 51st issue. Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock) and Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21) launched the manga in Weekly Shonen...
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TOKU Streaming Service Polls Viewers About Kamen Rider

― The official Twitter account for the TOKU television channel and streaming service posted an inquiry on Friday asking viewers, "If Kamen Rider were available, which series would you want to see first?" The account also posted a poll asking if anyone is waiting for Kamen Rider to be available before subscribing to its streaming service, and another asking where its responders are located. TOKU COMM...
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Power Rangers: All Stars Smartphone Game Launches Worldwide

― Nexon launched its Power Rangers: All Stars smartphone game worldwide on Wednesday. The game previously launched for iOS and Android devices in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines on April 26. In the game, players can collect and level up Power Rangers characters from the various television series, and create a team. The game features Megazords and dungeon runs, and players can compete aga...
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Overlord's 'Mass for the Dead' Smartphone RPG Delayed to 2019

― Exys Inc. announced on Thursday that it is delaying its Mass for the Dead smartphone game inspired by Kugane Maruyama's Overlord novel series to a 2019 release. The game was originally slated to debut this year. The company also revealed a new visual for the game. Exyx Inc. also revealed on Friday that the game has received 400,000 pre-registrations. Mass for the Dead will be free to play with in-...
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Dragon Quest XI Game Ships 4 Million Copies Worldwide

The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web website revealed on Thursday that Square Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete) game has shipped 4 million copies worldwide, including digital download copies. The game launched for both PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam) in North America and Europe on September 4. The game shipped in Japan for PS4 and Nintend...
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Cells at Work Stage Play Reveals 2nd Main Visual

― The official website for the stage play of Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) manga revealed the play's second main visual on Thursday. The visual recreates a visual from the television anime series. The website also revealed that the play's final performance on November 25 will receive live distribution. Masanari Wada and Kanon Nanaki are starring in the play as White Blood Cell and ...
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Game Ships in Japan on February 21

― The official website for the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Gyakuten Saiban 1 2 3 Naruhodō Selection) game revealed on Wednesday that the game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on February 21. The game will then launch for PC via Steam in spring. The game will be available in physical and digital copies for PS4 and Switch, while it will be available digit...
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Nintendo Seeks 3DCG Designer for The Legend of Zelda Game Series

― Nintendo's official website posted a job listing for a 3DCG designer for terrain in The Legend of Zelda game series. The job duties include producing fields, dungeons, and other terrain for in-game use. Depending on aptitude, successful applicants may also be involved with level design and concept art. The job posting also lists pay and other details for the position, which will be at Nintendo's h...
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Square Enix Reports Initial Loss on Luminous Productions Studio for AAA Games

― Square Enix issued a notice on Wednesday to report an extraordinary loss for its new subsidiary studio Luminous Productions. The loss amounted to 3.733 billion yen (about US$33 million) for the six-month period ending on September 30, 2018. The company said the reason for the loss was the decision to focus on "large-scale, high-quality AAA game titles," which it said best leverages Luminous Produc...

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