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Vinland Saga Gets Crossover Manga with Assassin's Creed Valhalla Game

7-page manga drawn by Makoto Yukimura depicts the unlikely encounter between Thorfinn and Eivor ― The Vinland Saga manga released a short crossover manga with the Assassin's Creed Valhalla role-playing game to promote its release in Japan. The 7-page manga drawn by Vinland Saga series creator Makoto Yukimura depicts an unlikely encounter between Vinland Saga's Thorfinn and Assassin's Creed Valhalla's...
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Voice Actors Ayaka Fukuhara, Reo Nakanishi Announce Their Marriage

Fukuhara played Rin Shibuya in The [email protected] Cinderella Girls ― Voice actors Ayaka Fukuhara and Reo Nakanishi announced on their blog and Twitter accounts on Sunday that they have gotten married. Both actors posted handwritten messages. On her blog, Fukuhara described Nakanishi as a person who puts her heart at ease with his calmness and kindness, and who offers her his warm humor and a smile even d...
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Gundam's Latest Face Masks Lets You Become Char or Zabi

Stay safe out there with STYLE! ― Premium Bandai is selling new face masks inspired by Char and the Zabi family of Mobile Suit Gundam. Each mask has two different versions: The Char mask has a design based on either his Zaku or his personal mark, while the Zabi mask has a Gihren or Garma version. The masks went up for order on Thursday, and are expected to ship in February. They will cost 1,650 yen (...
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Rimuru Engulfs You In A Warm and Cozy Embrace With Limited-Edition "Predator"-inspired Merch

This limited-edition lineup seems to feature several products inspired by Rimuru Unique Skill "Predator" that can also keep its users warm and cozy during the chilly fall season. ― Despite being one of the most powerful entities in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime's fantasy setting, series protagonist RImuru Tempest sports a simple and harmlessly adorable character design that lends itself wel...
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NIJISANJI VTuber Agency Releases Details Regarding Termination of Kingyozaka Meiro's Contract

VTuber requested to retire on two separate occasions, leaked confidential information twice ― Virtual YouTuber agency NIJISANJI released an official statement on Wednesday detailing the circumstances behind the termination of Virtual YouTuber Kingyozaka Meiro's contract. According to the statement, Kingyozaka Meiro requested to retire and the company has complied with that request. Since then, the VT...
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Dennō Coil Director Mitsuo Iso Appointed Judge for 16th Shogakukan Light Novel Award

The annual light novel writing competition gives cash prizes and a guaranteed publishing deal to winning submissions. ― GAGAGA Bunko announced on its Twitter account on Wednesday that anime director Mitsuo Iso has been appointed a guest judge for the 16th Shogakukan Light Novel Award. The annual light novel writing competition gives cash prizes and a guaranteed publishing deal to winning submissions....
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Is the order a rabbit? BLOOM Anime's 2nd Episode Features Phantom Thief Lapin Character

Character originally debuted as an April Fool's joke. ― The second episode of Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? BLOOM (Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM), the third television season of the Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the Order a Rabbit?) anime franchise, aired an animated segment featuring the "Phantom Thief Lapin" anime-within-an-anime, the first time the character featured extensively in the show. To celeb...
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Crossdressing Pandemic Manga Gets Voiced Preview with NIJISANJI Virtual YouTubers

Yuki Chihiro, Rindou Mikoto, Suzuki Masaru participate ― Mikuzu Shinagawa's Crossdressing Pandemic (Josō Pandemic) manga is collaborating with the Virtual YouTuber agency NIJISANJI to produce voiced videos of the opening chapters. The VTuber voice cast is as follows: Yuki Chihiro as Nanaki Koga Rindou Mikoto as Ryou Sonogami Suzuki Masaru as Hikaru Watakashi In addition, voice actress Yuka Hiyamizu p...
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CloverWorks, Orange Animates Latest Eve Music Video

Japanese singer Eve posted the music video of his latest song "Yakusoku" (Promise) on Friday. The video was produced by CloverWorks with CG portions animated by studio Orange. Eve is mainly known as a Vocaloid song cover artist and as one of the lead singers for the Japanese indie band einie. He performed the opening theme song "Ambivalent" for Sae Okamoto's Mecha-Ude short anime project in 2018. ...
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Musical Duo ClariS Reveal Their Faces in Online Concert

Face reveal commemorates 10th anniversary ― Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web reported that the musical duo ClariS, which keeps the singers' identities secret, revealed their faces at their first online concert on Tuesday. Mantan Web published two photos from the concert, as shown below: The duo's official Twitter account also released its own photo of the two performers without their masks: 今日からClariS10...
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Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU Rena Nendoroid Nails the Expressions

With the release of the new Higurashi anime comes new merch and collectibles. Good Smile Company has put up a new nendoroid of the iconic Rena Ryugu for preorder, and long-time fans will be pleased to note that the face plates nail the character completely. Good Smile describes the product as follows: "It's so cute, I want to take it home!" From the anime series "Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU" co...
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13-Year-Old Girl Gets Her Dream Date with Godzilla

13-year-old Seira Watanabe is a huge fan of Godzilla. She has watched all of his films, collected his merch, and can replicate his iconic cry. She thinks he's a hunk and keeps a notebook where she draws her ideal romantic situations with the kaijuu. On an episode of the Japanese variety show Knight Scoop, the young maiden got to go on her dream date with Godzilla. The off-beat romance played out o...
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Mamoru Hosoda's Studio Chizu Animates Its 1st Original Anime Ad

Ad for Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company depicts scenes from Hosoda's films ― Studio Chizu, the production company behind Mamoru Hosoda films like Mirai and The Boy and the Beast, released its first ever original animated commercial on Thursday. Hiroyasu Aoki (The Boy and the Beast assistant director) directed the 30-second commercial for Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company's life plan advisor recr...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Producer Discusses the Ingredients of Anime's Success

'The power of the original work, the attitude towards adapting it to anime, and the environment.' Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba producer Yuma Takahashi recently spoke to The Mainichi Shimbun's online news site Mantan-Web regarding the success of the anime in the wake of the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) film's record-breaking opening ...
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Musical Duo ClariS Reveal Their Faces in Online Concert

Face reveal commemorates 10th anniversary ― Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web reported that the musical duo ClariS, which keeps the singers' identities secret, revealed their faces at their first online concert on Tuesday. Mantan Web published two photos from the concert, as shown below: The duo's official Twitter account also released its own photo of the two performers without their masks: 今日からClariS10...
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Magia Record Side Story Game's English App Releases Gallery Version

Players will be able to view their Magical Girls after end of operations on October 30 ― The English version of the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story smartphone game will be shutting down all operations on October 30, but players who update their game to the newest version will be able to view a gallery of their magical girls even after the end of operations. Version 1.1.13 of the ap...
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Waste Management Company Produces Time-Traveling Anime Short

In the anime, a young employee at the company suffers from a lapse of confidence, until she travels back in time to the Taisho era. ― Waste management company TAKUMA released a short promotional anime on Monday with a time-traveling story. In the anime, a young employee at the company suffers from a lapse of confidence, until she travels back in time to the Taisho era where she encounters company fou...
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October 20 Has Somehow Become Shirou Day on Twitter

Funimation and Aniplex of America Twitter accounts acknowledge the year-old meme ― Exactly one year ago, a YouTuber by the name of ExtremeSManpig posted a video, vaguely titled "Shirou.avi". Little did anyone know that it would inspire a small-scale social phenomenon. The video shows Twitter user @JasTheLass spontaneously inspiring a number of fellow Twitter users to use an image of Fate/Stay Night p...
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Inuyasha and Kagome Endorse Rumiko Takahashi's MAO Manga

MAO's 6th compiled volume shipped on Friday ― Fans of Rumiko Takahashi's work may be pleasantly surprised to see some familiar faces show up in an ad for MAO, Takahashi's latest manga serial. Weekly Shonen Sunday released an ad to promote the latest MAO volume on Friday, in which the Inuyasha protagonists explain the premise of the story and offer their endorsement. "It's Rumiko-sensei's latest work!...
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Hestia Gives You Directions in Navigation App

The goddess Hestia has descended upon the modern mortal realm of smartphones, freeways, and motor vehicles. ― The goddess Hestia has descended upon the modern mortal realm of smartphones, freeways, and motor vehicles through a collaboration between Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III and MAPLUS. As the navigation app's newest voice pack, the energetic and warm-hearted goddess is now...
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Ranma 1/2 Gets New Nekohanten-themed Merch

Cologne and Shampoo's culinary establishment in Ranma 1/2 inspires mugs, t-shirts, and more. ― Nekohanten (or Cat Café), Cologne and Shampoo's culinary establishment in Ranma 1/2's fictional setting of Furinkan, is known by Furinkan locals for its delicious Japanese-Chinese cuisine as well as entertainment by way of the frequent martial-arts brawls that break out there. With its latest line of Nekoha...
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Anime Voice Actor Chris Thurman Admits to Sending Nude Photos to Minor

Thurman tweeted on now deleted Twitter account: 'It's all there, it happened. Wasn't an accident.' ― Update (10/20/2020) Funimation provided Anime News Network with the following statement: Funimation announced today that voice actor Chris Thurman will no longer be engaged by the dub producer for any current or future productions. The earlier published article continues below. Voice actor Chris Thurm...
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Maison Ikkoku Featured in American Singer-Songwriter Norah Jones' Latest Music Video

The American singer-songwriter Norah Jones' latest music video is a collaboration with Rumiko Takahashi's Maison Ikkoku series. Titled "I'm Alive", the music video was released on Blue Note Records' YouTube channel on Friday. The music video commemorates the release of the digital deluxe version of Jones' album Pick Me Up Off the Floor , which includes the song "I'm Alive." Maison Ikkoku was chose...
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Kagawa Governor Claims Gaming Ordinance Is Not Unconstitutional

Ordinance mark first local government ordinance in Japan aimed at combating video game addiction ― Kagawa governor Keizō Hamada said at a press conference on Monday that he did not believe that a recent ordinance restricting video game playing time among children was unconstitutional. His statement was in response to a lawsuit filed by a mother and her 17-year-old son against the Kagawa Prefecture in...
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Disney Twisted-Wonderland Gets Animated Ads for Halloween Event

CloverWorks animates ads for smartphone game that launched in Japan in March ― The Disney Twisted-Wonderland smartphone game has released a series of animated ads for its ongoing "Scary Monster! ~Screaming halloween show~" event. Like the previous television commercials, the animation was produced by CloverWorks. Three ads featuring narration by different characters from the game have been released o...
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Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Goro Miyazaki Sample New Dishes at Ghibli Museum Café

Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Goro Miyazaki were recently invited for a tasting session at Ghibli Museum's Straw Hat Café, whose design and menu had undergone significant changes. The session was documented in a new video uploaded by Ghibli Museum's official YouTube channel, which sees director Miyazaki and producer Suzuki taken through the process of ordering food and enjoying...
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Japanese Cinemas Lift COVID-19 Seating Restrictions For Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Film's 1st Weekend

Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train opens in Japan on October 16 ― Theater chain Toho Cinemas announced last week that it is lifting its seating restrictions across all of its theaters for October 16 to 18. Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) will open in Japan on October 16. Seating restrictions in Japanese theaters were ...
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Shakugan no Shana Anime Celebrates 15th Anniversary With A Certain Magical Index Smartphone Game Collaboration

Limited-time event introduces Shana, Wilhelmina as battle characters ― The Shakugan no Shana anime first debuted in October 2005, meaning that it is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, the classic Dengeki Bunko light novel series is making a small-time return in the form of a collaboration with another classic light novel hit: The A Certain Magical Index franchise. The ...
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Girls' Frontline Smartphone Game Collaboration with Gunslinger Girl Comes to English Server

Event launched on Tuesday ― The English version of the Girls' Frontline Chinese smartphone role-playing game launched a collaboration event with the Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino anime on Tuesday. The official Twitter account has released a PV for the collaboration, as well as previews of the characters and rewards that can be obtained: Dear Commanders,Here is the PV for the collaboration event "Gunsl...
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Shueisha Editor Reveals Top Countries for Manga Plus Service

Worldwide manga service launched in 2019 ― Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ editor Yūta Momiyama shared some insights regarding the popularity of the Manga Plus service on Twitter on Thursday. According to him, the top countries by readers last month were as follows: USA Thailand Indonesia Mexico Philippines Spain Malaysia Brazil Peru Germany Italy Argentina Chile Colombia France India Canada UK Vietnam Singa...
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Violet Evergarden Director Discusses His Initial Hesitation About Creating Sequel Film

Reiko Yoshida's script convinced director Taichi Ishidate to return to the story. ― Note that this article contains spoilers for Violet Evergarden: The Movie. Violet Evergarden director Taichi Ishidate and producer Shinichiro Hatta discussed the recent Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film in Newtype's November 2020 issue. In the interview, Ishidate shared that he initially had his doubts about cre...
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Attack on Titan Producers Discuss Reason Behind Studio Change to MAPPA

'The only studio that said they would consider it was MAPPA.' ― In Newtype's November 2020 issue, Attack on Titan producers Kensuke Tateishi, Toshihiro Maeda, and Tetsuya Kinoshita addressed the reason behind the staff change from WIT Studio to MAPPA for Attack on Titan The Final Season. Their responses are translated into English below (note that their comments contain spoilers for the anime until t...
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Go Behind The Scenes of Chainsaw Man's Manga Trailer Music

1st compiled volume released in English on October 6 ― Last month, Viz Media posted an official trailer for Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga. The frenetic music video, which had to be censored multiple times due to "shocking expressions," featured high-octane opera vocals as its soundtrack. For a closer look on how the vocals were recorded, Viz posted a behind-the-scenes video on Saturday. The v...
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Looking for Magical Doremi Film Promotes Government's Career Center for Women

20th anniversary film for Ojamajo Doremi magical girl franchise opens on November 13 ― The Looking for Magical DoReMi (Majo Minarai o Sagashite) film released a tie-in poster on Friday promoting a government job searching database aimed at women. In accordance with both the film's themes and the government's goal of promoting women in the workplace, the tagline for the poster is "Change the future, l...
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Berserk Exhibit Crowdfunds to Install Giant Zodd Statue

10 million yen crowdfunding goal for statue to feature in January-February 2021 exhibit ― Kentarou Miura's classic dark fantasy manga Berserk will get its first independent exhibit in Ikebukuro's Sunshine City next year. It will show off over 200 pieces of artwork from the manga's serialization. However, one key component from the exhibit is not yet in place: a giant statue of Zodd the Immortal, one ...
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Cat Pandemic Takes Over the World in New Manga Serialization

Throughout the course of this year, we've seen manga about pandemics get released or republished, but a new manga which started on Monday has... an intriguing premise, to say the least. In the story of Nyaight of the Living Cat, a virus afflicting the world turns humans into cats. Humans are attacked by cats and become cats themselves. Cat-lover Kunagi swears that he'll take on this world in order...
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Brands Clamor for Product Placement Deal With Tiger & Bunny 2 Anime

Who will win the battle of the brands? ― One of the more memorable aspects of the Tiger & Bunny anime is how all the superheroes wear suits sponsored by real-life brands. It seems that the Tiger & Bunny 2 sequel anime is following its predecessor in this regard; from October 1 to 7, the official website put out an open call for brands to sign up for a product placement deal. The news was met with ela...
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Evangelion's Rei Gets Her First Lipstick Makeover

Japanese makeup brand KATE has developed a new rouge product based on the iconic Evangelion character Rei Ayanami. To promote the product, the brand has released an image of Rei wearing her "first lipstick," showing her with bright red lips. The slogan "No More Rules" ties KATE's brand of "decide your color by yourself" with the messaging of the Evangelion series. This similarity was the impetus b...
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Final Evangelion Movie Will Not Be 6 Hours Long, Khara Confirms

Studio explains timecode numbering is relic from era of film reels ― The anime studio Khara posted on Twitter on Wednesday to formally deny a rumor — the rumor that Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the final movie in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, will be six hours long. The studio insists it won't be. So yeah. Now we know. But why did people even think ...
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Attack on Titan 3DCG Director Announces His Return on Final Season's 3D Team

Shūhei Yabuta says he is the only graphics team staff from the Wit Studio days ― Shūhei Yabuta, who was the 3DCG director for the first three seasons of Attack on Titan, announced on his Twitter account on Sunday that he will be joining the CG team for Attack on Titan The Final Season. He mentioned that he is "the only staff in the graphics team working since Wit Studio's season." He also mentioned t...
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Shojo Manga Creators Draw Tribute Illustrations for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Ayumi Komura, Mikko Komori, Mika Satonaka, Chihiro Hiro, Mizuki Hoshino, Mutsumi Yoshida draw illustrations for Margaret magazine ― Six shojo manga artists drew tribute illustrations for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in the 21st issue of Shueisha's Margaret magazine, which shipped on Monday. The contributing artists are Ayumi Komura (Mixed Vegetables), Mikko Komori (I Love You Baby), Mika Satonaka (...
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Final Evangelion Movie Will Not Be 6 Hours Long, Khara Confirms

Studio explains timecode numbering is relic from era of film reels ― The anime studio Khara posted on Twitter on Wednesday to formally deny a rumor — the rumor that Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the final movie in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, will be six hours long. The studio insists it won't be. So yeah. Now we know. But why did people even think ...
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Evangelion Staff, Cast Celebrate Series 25th Anniversary

Hideaki Anno also hints at Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 film's length, production status ― The Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series first debuted in Japan 25 years ago on October 4, 1995. To celebrate the occasion, Evangelion and Khara's official Twitter accounts have released special messages thanking fans for all of their support over the years. ㊗️ #エヴァ25周年 ㊗️本日2020年10月4日『エヴァンゲリオン』シリーズは『新世紀エヴァンゲリ...
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Dr. Stone's Senku Saves the World with Snickers in Anime Commercial

The Dr. Stone anime is promoting the Snickers chocolate bar with an animated commercial. In the 30-second ad, Dr. Stone protagonist Senku is shown using a Snickers bar to free the Japanese comedian Kōki Kusanagi from stone. Snickers Japan has also launched a promotional campaign on Twitter with the Dr. Stone anime. From October 5 to 18, the campaign's Twitter account will ask a question regarding ...
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hololive Virtual YouTuber Yukihana Lamy Goes on Hiatus Due to Health Reasons

5th generation VTuber talent debuted in August ― hololive Virtual YouTuber Yukihana Lamy announced on Twitter on Sunday that she will be taking a hiatus from streaming activities due to health reasons. She apologized for the suddenness of the announcement, as well as for worrying her fans, and promised to return as soon as she is feeling better. Yukihana Lamy is a 5th generation VTuber talent who deb...
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Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina Creator Asks Anime Staff Not to Show Panty Shots

Jougi Shiraishi also hints at what to expect from later episodes ― Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina (Majo no Tabitabi) light novel series creator Jougi Shiraishi told Newtype in an interview that he had only one request for the anime staff: "Absolutely do not show underwear, please." He explained that he wanted the anime to be seen by a wide audience and that he did not want to limit the appea...
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Explore Fuji-Q Highland With Re:Zero Characters

The heroes of Re:Zero has certainly been put through the wringer in the latest season of the anime, so why not join them as they take a well-deserved break at a picturesque amusement park in modern-day, real-world Japan? ― The heroes of Re:Zero has certainly been put through the wringer in the latest season of the anime, so why not join them as they take a well-deserved break at a picturesque amuseme...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's Tanjiro, Nezuko Inspire Children Shoes and Sneakers

― Syunsoku, the children's footwear branch of Japanese shoe brand Achilles, has recently collaborated with the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series to produce a new line of children shoes and sneakers inspired by the character designs in the anime. Both the shoe and sneaker lineups include four separate designs that respectively incorporate the distinctive characteristics of Tanjiro, Nezuko, ...
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Cap Off Sword Art Online's War of Underworld With Relaxing Café Experience

The Sega Collab Café in Akihabara is running a Sword Art Online café in order to commemorate the conclusion of the War of Underworld arc. The café's first phase ran from September 12 to 25, the second phase will run from September 26 to October 9, and the third phase will run from October 10 to 25. Each phase has different food items and bonus coasters that are given away for each purchase. The me...
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BEM: BECOME HUMAN Film Gives Theatergoers Free Monster Mouth Face Mask

Film based on rebooted Humanoid Monster Bem franchise opens in Japan on October 2 ― These days, it's a requirement to wear a mask when going to the cinemas. The upcoming BEM: BECOME HUMAN anime film is making life easier for theatergoers by giving out free masks. They are designed to look like Bem's mouth in his transformed monster state. The masks will be given out on a first come, first served basi...
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11th Paralympics Anime Short is Collab with Dear Boys Basketball Manga

NHK-produced short will air on October 18 ― The 11th installment of the NHK's "Anime x Para: Who is Your Hero?" (Ani × Para: Anata no Hero wa Dare Desu ka) animated project will collaborate with Hiroki Yagami's Dear Boys basketball manga. The short will air on October 18 on NHK BS1. The story centers of Shōnan Dai Sagami High School first-year student Yoshiki Mori. After he gets berated by Ayumi Fuse...
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Let Eva-01 Take You Sightseeing Through Kyoto On Evangelion-themed Tram

Evangelion fans have a new attraction to look forward to on their next trip to Kyoto. ― Evangelion fans have a new attraction to look forward to on their next trip to Kyoto: a tram wrapped in the iconic colors of Evangelion Unit 01! Peculiarly named "Evangelion Kyoto Bus", the tram is part of a collaboration with Randen, the last surviving tram line in Kyoto, to commemorate the anime series' 25th ann...
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Jun Fukuyama, Ayana Taketatsu to Star in Takatsuki City PR Anime

The anime will be released through the city's official website and in YouTube ads from mid-November to December. ― The city of Takatsuki in the Osaka Prefecture will produce a PR anime starring Jun Fukuyama and Ayana Taketatsu as a married couple. The anime will be released through the city's official website and in YouTube ads from mid-November to December. The ad will be part of the city's promotio...
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Eagle Talon Anime Collaborates With JBC Horse Race for 3-Episode Net Anime

Anime stars Nao Toyama ― The official website for the Eagle Talon (Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume) comedy anime franchise announced on Wednesday that it is collaborating with the annual Japan Breeding Farms' Cup horse racing event for a three episode web anime titled "Taka no Tsume no JBC Daisakusen ~Koi no Road to JBC~" (Eagle Talon JBC Strategem ~The Road of Love to JBC~). The anime will guest star N...
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Sword of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's Tanjiro Gets Life-Sized Replica

Plans to sell Proplica's 88-centimeter Nichirin Blade replica overseas have also been announced ― Earlier this year, Bandai announced a Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba sword toy for children, with detachable parts that can recreate Tanjiro's Water Breathing Technique or Sun Breathing Technique. Now the Nichirin Blade is getting a more accurate life-sized replica thanks to Tamashii Nations' "Proplica" ...
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Video on Black Representation in Anime Posted By Guardian Newspaper

Eight-minute video entitled "Anime gets blackness wrong, this is how fans are fixing it." ― The British newspaper The Guardian has posted the above 8-minute video on YouTube, entitled "Anime gets blackness wrong, this is how fans are fixing it." The video is produced and presented by Josh Toussaint-Strauss, with comments from other black fans, writers and critics. On the video, Toussaint-Strauss say...
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'Gotcha!' Pokémon Music Video Fans Congratulate the Wrong Yuki Hayashi

The animator and composer share a name--and a few laughs--over mistaken identity. ― The music composer Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!) is a different person from the animator and character designer Yuki Hayashi (Kyousogiga, Driland). The "Yuki" part of their names is written with different characters, but in English it can be all too easy to get the two confused. That's exactly what happene...
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Echidna's Speech from Re:ZERO Episode 37 Was Performed in One Take

Echidna is voiced by veteran voice actress Maaya Sakamoto ― In episode 37 (or episode 12 of the second season) of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime, the character Echidna, who is voiced by Maaya Sakamoto, performs a roughly two-minute speech. Series creator Tappei Nagatsuki revealed in a tweet last Thursday that it was approved after a single take. そうだ一個だけ言い忘れていた!エキドナの長台詞ですが、一発OKです。坂...
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Daily Shincho: Singer ELISA Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Manager

ELISA's contract with Smile Company talent agency terminated on Wednesday ― Content warning: this article contains some graphic descriptions of sexaul harassment and assault. Shinchosha's Daily Shincho website reported on Wednesday that singer ELISA allegedly suffered from sexual harassment from her manager at the Smile Company talent management agency. The report noted that ELISA has ended her contr...
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Cover Corp Addresses Discrepancy in Chinese Statement Regarding Virtual YouTubers Akai Haato, Kiryu Coco

VTubers suspended for 3 weeks after reportedly listing Taiwan separately from China in stats ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency hololive, released statements in English and Japanese on Wednesday to address discrepancies with an earlier statement in Chinese regarding the VTubers Akai Haato and Kiryu Coco. The company apologized for that previous statement, which "included...
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Sailor Moon 165,000 Yen Engagement Ring Gets 2nd Release

Mamoru's engagement ring to Usagi first went on sale in 2018 ― The engagement ring that Sailor Moon's Mamoru gifted to Usagi first went on sale in 2018, and now it's getting a limited-time release through Bandai Fashion Collection's online store. It will be available in two varieties: platinum and silver. The prices have been slightly adjusted for the second run. The platinum version of the ring now ...
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Make Your Own Shonen Jump Characters With Official Online Character Creator

Online service for smartphones features My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ― Last year, Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine launched an online service geared for smartphone users allowing people to create characters in the style of the Haikyu!! manga. In December, it added My Hero Academia, and the most recent addition is Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on...
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Search Data Reveals the Top Netflix Anime Around the Globe

Streaming giant Netflix is notoriously mum about the viewing stats behind its content, but we can get a clearer idea by looking at the search data. ― Streaming giant Netflix is notoriously mum about the viewing stats behind its content. There are a few ways to get a better picture on what movies, television shows, and of course anime, are the most popular even without Netflix pulling back the curtain...
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Latest NisiOisin Novel is a Battle Royale Between Pregnant Women

Delivery Room novel by Monogatari author ships on September 30 Monogatari author NisiOisin's latest novel, titled Delivery Room, has an unusual premise: Five pregnant women are invited to a mysterious battle royale-like situation with the prize of a healthy childbirth on the line. Publisher Kodansha describes the novel as follows: Miyako Mamamiya receives a letter of invitation. In it is written: 5...
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Rick and Morty 'Samurai & Shogun' Short Director Reveals Rough Designs

Kaichi Satō directed, wrote short featuring Japanese dialogue at Studio DEEN ― Kaichi Satō, director and scriptwriter of the "Samurai & Shogun" animated short for the Rick and Morty animated television series, posted rough designs for the short on his Twitter account on Saturday. The images depict Samurai Rick and the boss Rick YRD42. The Rick & Morty season4 Blu-rayBox is out now! Also included "the...
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hololive Virtual YouTubers Akai Haato, Kiryu Coco Suspended For 3 Weeks Due to 'Inappropriate Remarks'

Cover Corp issues formal apology after VTubers imply Taiwan is separate country from China ― Cover Corp, the company which runs the Virtual YouTuber agency hololive, issued formal statements in English, Japanese, and simplified Chinese on Sunday regarding the talents Akai Haato and Kiryu Coco. Due to "inappropriate remarks" they made on stream, they will be suspended for three weeks from livestreamin...
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Gear Up with Bags Designed like Fate/Grand Order's Gilgamesh, Mash's Weapons

Mash's shield has previously inspired a phone charger and a wrist cushion. The Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia merchandise allows you to carry around her shield as a bag. It's designed to be strapped around the shoulder, ready to whip out in case you're ever in need of some iron defense. That's not all, however—the stone slab that Caster Gilgamesh uses is also available as a bag...
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Gundam Inspires Pocked-Sized AI Voice Translators

Pocketalk S device gets Amuro, Char editions which can translate between 55 languages ― Sourcenext's Pocketalk devices can translate between dozens of languages with the power of artificial intelligence. Translation tech like this may be the way of the future, so it may be no surprise to see the Gundam franchise embrace it. The Pocketalk S series is releasing two new types of devices, each inspired b...
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Macross Singer Mari Iijima Discusses Regrets Over Quitting Piano Career

"Just when I was at the point when I could have made it as a pianist with just a little more work, I made a demo tape of almost 100 songs and escaped into the world of pop music. I feel regret when I think about it now." ― Singer and voice actress Mari Iijima wrote a series of blog posts starting from last Saturday discussing her past history as a piano player in high school. She had once been very s...
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Kemono Friends 3 Smartphone Game Celebrates 1st Anniversary With New Illustrations

Game launched on September 24 last year ― The Kemono Friends 3 smartphone and PC game celebrated its one-year anniversary on Thursday. To commemorate the occasion, it has opened a special website with new illustrations drawn by concept designer Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog), Kemono Friends 2 manga artist Ryū Naitō, and anime end-card illustrator Milo Kikuchi. Mine Yoshizuki Ryū Naitō Milo Kikuchi The we...
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New Chitose Airport International Film Festival Releases Trailer Produced by Pop-Team Epic's AC-bu

The official trailer for the 7th New Chitose Airport International Animation Film Festival has been released. Animator duo AC-bu produced the trailer, basing it off of a poster visual for the festival illustrated by Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!'s creator Sumito Ōwara. For comparison's sake, below are the poster and trailer respectively: AC-bu further commented on the inspiration behind the traile...
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Kyōto's Minami-za Theater Collaborates With Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba for Exhibition

The Demon Slayer cast gets a whole new look! ― A collaborative kabuki exhibition starring characters from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be held at Kyōto's Minami-za theater, one of the oldest kabuki theaters in Japan, from November 6 to 23. This exhibition is an extension of the "Kimetsu no Yaiba X Kabuki-za Theater Teahouse" exhibition, which was originally scheduled to be held at Tokyo's Kabu...
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Crunchyroll Shares Process of Creating English Anime Logos

Did you know that there's actually quite a lot of work and creativity involved in creating English versions of Japanese anime logos? ― Did you know that there's actually quite a lot of work and creativity involved in creating English versions of Japanese anime logos? A recent video posted on Crunchyroll's YouTube account delves deep into the process by interviewing several logo designers: Designers m...
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Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae Samples the PlayStation 5 Ahead of Release

NIJISANJI VTuber talents Kai Mayuzumi, Lulu Suzuhara also sample PS5 for YouTube Gaming Week on October 4 ― Popular anime voice actor Natsuki Hanae, who also runs a gaming YouTube channel, will be among the first gaming personalities to sample the PlayStation 5 ahead of its November 12 release in Japan. The PlayStation Blog announced on Wednesday that Natsuki Hanae is among the 12 Japanese YouTube pe...
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Love Live! Sunshine!! Releases Wacky Music Video for Ruby Kurosawa's 1st Solo Album

Onkun Suko produces video with art style reminiscent of Pop Team Epic ― The Love Live! official YouTube channel has released a special music video for the Love Live! Sunshine!! song "Cotton Candy Ei-Ei-Oh!", which was released on Monday. The video, which is created by artist Onkun Suko, features a quirky visual style reminiscent of some of the crazier segments of the Pop Team Epic anime. The visuals ...
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Cardcaptor Sakura X Magic Knight Rayearth Lottery Announced For CLAMP's 30th Anniversary

― Ichiban Coffret recently announced a collaboration lottery campaign between Cardcaptor Sakura and Magic Knight Rayearth to commemorate the 30th anniversary of manga creator group CLAMP. A visual of the campaign has been released, which depicts Sakura Kinomoto and Hikaru Shido, the protagonists of their respective series, applying make-up on each other in a beautiful field of white cosmos flowers. ...
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Draw Two Sips of Your Favorite Beverage with Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Pot of Greed, Pot of Avarice Cups

The Pot of Greed spell card from the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game comes with a simple three-word description explaining its use: "draw 2 cards". As such, it has gained a certain degree of notoriety among both duelists and fans of the franchise for two reasons: first, it is forbidden in most official tournaments for having no drawbacks to its use and second, the characters in the anime series often ...
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The Promised Neverland Artist Draws Illustration for Fashion Magazine Cover

8 manga artists also draw latest fashion for 'Power of Manga' feature ― Posuka Demizu, who handled the artwork for The Promised Neverland manga, drew the cover illustration for the November issue of the women's fashion magazine Spur. The image, which depicts a woman wearing a colorful dress as she stands upon broken glass, represents the theme of "Reaching a new world after smashing the glass ceiling...
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U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar Gets Her Gundam (Fanart)

Congresswoman Omar shares picture of herself with Gundam ― Ilhan Omar, the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district, posted a picture by artist Benjamin Sawyer (@sketchsawyer on Twitter), depicting her with a Gundam. The picture was shared on Representative Omar's Twitter account on Tuesday. (@IlhanMN)September 22 Sawyer's picture and Omar's post are the results of an earlier Tw...
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Studio Ghibli Releases Film Screenshot Gallery for Free Personal Use

400 images from 8 films represented, including Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya ― Studio Ghibli released an extensive gallery of screenshots from various films on its website on Friday. The notice included a personal signed message by co-founder Toshio Suzuki stating that the public is free to use the images for personal use "within the bounds of common sense." 400 images fr...
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Get a Sneak Peak of the Life-Sized Moving Gundam Statue on Twitter

Official debut of 18-meter-tall statue is delayed to later this year due to COVID-19 ― A Gundam fan on Twitter has posted a video sneak peek of the life-sized moving Gundam statue during a test run, revealing that it is capable of simple actions like sitting, taking steps, and crouching. 実物大ガンダムを動かすプロジェクト「ガンダム GLOBAL CHALLENGE」《動作の構成》・キャットウォークを開放・2歩踏み出し・しゃがみ込んで立膝の姿勢になり・立ち上がる複数回行われ、それぞれ微妙に撮影位置を変えたモノをひ...
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Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae Announces Birth of Twin Daughters

Voice actor Natsuki Hanae, who is best known for playing Tanjiro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, announced the birth of his twin daughters on Twitter on Sunday. The full translation of his tweet reads: "My twin daughters were born the other day. Both mother and children are healthy. With the approval of the doctor, I was able to interact with them just on that day. I am thankful to both the gir...
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Nap on Mash's Shield With Fate/Grand Order Wrist Cushion

Fate/Grand Order's Shielder demi-Servant is looking out for you even when you're drowsy. Fate/Grand Order's Shielder demi-Servant is looking out for you even when you're drowsy. The latest Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia merchandise is a polyester cushion shaped like Mash's shield, which can be strapped to your wrist. It's ideal for resting your head on when you're napping. The i...
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NSFW Dakimakura Covers of Uzaki-chan's Titular Mother and Daughter Now Available

Hobby Japan appears to be appealing to a broader spectrum of preferences among fans of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! with the release of suggestive dakimakura (hug pillow) covers of not just the series' protagonist, Hana Uzaki, but also her mother, Tsuki Uzaki. The illustrations on both covers are officially drawn by Manabu Kurihara, the character designer of the anime series. Another Kurihara-ill...

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