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Live-Action Atashino! Film Adds 2 Cast Members

Nagisa Saitō, Jūtarō Yamanaka play leads' best friends in fall film ― The official website for the live-action film of Momoko Kōda's Atashino! (Mine!) manga revealed two more cast members for the film on Monday. Former =LOVE idol group member Nagisa Saitō (left in image below, live-action Oshi no Ko) plays Akoko's best friend and rival in love Mitsuki Taniguchi, while Jūtarō Yamanaka (right) plays Ao...
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Happy Father's Day From the Anime World! Part II

To quote an iconic dad, 'Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son' ― Father's Day, the day when people apparently make the most collect calls — a far cry from the supposed number of long-distance calls made on Mother's Day. But a call to a person who helped raise many of us is still a call, and anime is filled with fathers who should get a collect call. So, here's to the dads of...
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2024 Anpanman Film's New Clip Highlights Wood Dadandan Robot

35th film in franchise opens on June 28 ― Oricon began streaming a clip on Sunday for Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman to Ehon no Lulun (Baikinman and Lulun of the Picture Book), the 35th film in the Anpanman franchise. The video highlights the Wood Dadandan created by Lulun and Baikinman to defeat a rampaging elephant. The film will open in Japan on June 28. Elementary school aged or younger attendees w...
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Happy Father's Day From the Anime World! Part I

Ain't no father gonna order us to get into no Eva ― Fathers can be stern figures, even unbearable at times, but many do it out of love for their children. With Father's Day coming to a close, we generally show our appreciation to our fathers with something they would want or appreciate. And sometimes what they want is a simple thank you. So, here are all the “thank yous” to all the fathers in the ani...
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i☆Ris Voice Actress Idol Group Gets Documentary Film in September

Documentary features exclusive interviews with members over 6 months ― The official YouTube channel for the i☆Ris voice actress idol unit revealed that the group will be getting a documentary film titled Live & Documentary Movie ~i☆Ris on STAGE~ that will open in theaters in September. The film celebrates the group's 10-year anniversary and follows them over the course of six months. It will include ...
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Otakon 2024 Hosts Voice Actor, Singer Diana Garnet

American singer, bilingual voice actor attends August 2-4 event in Washington, D.C. ― The staff of Otakon 2024 announced on Thursday that it will host American singer and bilingual voice actor Diana Garnet. Garnet performed the theme song for the anime Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note and an ending theme for Naruto Shippuden. Garnet has voiced characters in anime and video games such as Little Goody Two Sho...
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Demon Slayer: Hashira Training Arc Anime Ends With 2 Extended Episodes

Episode 7, 8 to be 40 minutes, 60 minutes long ― The staff for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc television anime announced on the official website on Sunday that the final two episodes of the anime will have extended lengths. Episode 7 will be 40 minutes long, and episode 8 will be 60 minutes long. Episode 7 will premiere on Fuji TV on June 23 and episode 8 will air on Fuji TV ...
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Chainsaw Man Ranks #1 in U.S. Monthly Bookscan May List

15 manga including Jujutsu Kaisen, Berserk, Dragon Ball Super, One Piece Omnibus, One-Punch Man, My Hero Academia, Kaiju no. 8, A Sign of Affection, SPY x FAMILY, Demon Slayer make list ― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga ranked at #1 on Circana BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for May. This month's list featured 15 manga volumes, including: #1 — Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume...
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Mission: Yozakura Family Anime Adds Kazuhiko Inoue, Eiko Yamada, Yūji Ueda to Cast

Inoue, Yamada play members of Yozakura family ― This year's 29th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed three more cast members on Monday for the anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga. The new cast includes: Kazuhiko Inoue as Ban Yozakura Eiko Yamada as Keiko Yozakura Yūji Ueda as Makoto Kawashita The anime premiered in Japan on ...
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Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, Berserk Manga Rank on NYT June Bestseller List

― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man, Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen, and Kentarou Miura's Berserk Deluxe manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early June. Chainsaw Man volume 15 ranked at #2, Jujutsu Kaisen volume 22 at #6, and Berserk Deluxe volume 1 at #12. The 22nd volume of Jujutsu Kaisen ranked at #2 on May's list. The first volume of Berse...
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The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Ending Theme

KOHTA YAMAMOTO feat. Maya Akechi performs ending theme ― Happinet revealed a second promotional video on Sunday for the television anime of Ryousuke Hata, original character designer Kuma, and manga artist Anajiro's Maō-gun Saikyō no Majutsushi wa Ningen Datta (The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human) manga. The video reveals and previews KOHTA YAMAMOTO feat. Maya Akechi's ending ...
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Voice Actor Keisuke Yamashita Dies at 83

Yamashita voiced roles in such anime as Reideen the Brave, Tico and Friends, UFO Senshi Daiapolon, more ― Theater Echo announced on Friday that voice actor and actor Keisuke Yamashita died on June 8. He was 83. Yamashita was born in 1941 and is from Tokyo. He joined Theater Echo in 1967, and acted in many of the troupe's works from 1969 through 2015. He also appeared in television shows such as Suzur...
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Moriarty's Perfect Crime Novels Get 'Light Anime' Debuting on July 19

Ryōta Suzuki, Yuri Noguchi star in anime ― Animation ID announced on Thursday that Kuromeika's Moriarty's Perfect Crime (Mirai no Kuromakukei Akuyaku Reijō Moriarty no Isekai Kanzen Hanzai Hakusho) novels are inspiring a "light anime" that will air on CBC TV starting on July 19. Imageworks Studio is animating the series with production cooperation from nanogram and Studio Kaiba. Yōsuke Kubo (Dahlia i...

The Misfit of Demon King Academy II Anime Delays Last 3 Episodes

Episode 22 airs on June 28, episode 23 airs on July 3, episode 24 does not have air date ― The official website for The Misfit of Demon King Academy II anime season revealed on Saturday that the staff are delaying the final three episodes of the season — episodes 22-24. Channels will re-air an audio commentary version of episode 19 on June 21. Episode 22 will air on June 28, and episode 23 will air o...
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Why Nobody Remembers My World? Anime's Main Promo Video Previews Opening Theme by Unlucky Morpheus

Anime debuts on July 13 ― The staff for the television anime of writer Kei Sazane and illustrator neco's Naze Boku no Sekai o Dare mo Oboeteinai no ka? (Why nobody remembers my world?) novels uneveiled the main promotional video on Sunday during an advanced screening at Grand Cinema Sunshine in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The trailer previews the opening theme song "Sekai Rinne" (World Reincarnation) by Unluck...
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Pui Pui Molcar's All-New 3D CG Anime Film Reveals Title, Visual

Pui Pui Molcar the Movie: MOLMAX to open this year ― The official website for Shinei Animation's Pui Pui Molcar stop-motion anime series revealed on Sunday the title and a character visual for the franchise's all-new 3D CG anime film (as opposed to the stop-motion animation of the previous series) that Toho Next will open this year. The title of the film is Pui Pui Molcar the Movie: MOLMAX. Mankyū (S...
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Japan's Ruling Party Puts Out Poster That Looks Too Familiar to Slam Dunk Fans

Lawyer suggests poster may be copyright infringement ― If there's one thing political campaigns like to rely on, it's popular culture. Those in the U.S. are familiar with the overtures of Bruce Springsteen's “Born in the USA” playing at political rallies and the famous Obama “Hope” poster using street art aesthetics as ways to propel campaigns for political office. The U.S. isn't alone in this, as a ...
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Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window Anime Film Wins Award at Annecy

Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail wins top award ― This year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday, and Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window (Madoigwa no Totto-chan) won the Paul Grimault Award for feature films. Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail stop-motion film from Australia won the top Cristal for a Feature Film award. Gintz Zilbalodis' Flow Latvia-Belg...
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Live-Action Ayaka is in Love with Hiroko Series Reveals 5 More Cast Members

Series debuts on July 4 ― MBS revealed more cast members on Friday for the live-action series adaptation of Sal Jiang's office girls-love manga Ayaka is in Love with Hiroko (Ayaka-chan wa Hiroko-senpai ni Koishiteru). The cast includes (from left to right in top row and then in bottom row): Mio Yūki as Risa Komai, a close friend and coworker to Ayaka Kyoya Honda as Yūya Saitō, Ayaka's senior at work ...
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1st Yuruyuri Spinoff Ōmuro-ke Anime Film Streams 1st 6 Minutes

1st film opened on February 2, 2nd film opens on June 21 ― Bandai Namco Filmworks revealed the first six minutes of Ōmuro-ke dear sisters, the first of two "mid-length" theatrical anime of Namori's Ōmuro-ke (The Ōmuro Family) spinoff manga for her Yuruyuri manga, on Friday. The below video will be available until July 18. Ōmuro-ke dear friends, the second film, will premiere on June 21. Voice actress...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, June 3-9

Paper Mario RPG stays at #1 for 3rd week ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 3-9 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPaper Mario RPG Nintendo May 23 19,180 168,833 2NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20, 2020 10,110 7,792,869 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 9,415 5,864,036 4NSwMinecraft Nippon Microsoft June 21, 2018 4,849 3,539,474 5NSwSuper ...
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Inspires Smartphone/PC Game

Akatsuki Games is developing, releasing tentatively titled Kaiju No. 8 THE GAME ― A website for a new Kaiju No. 8 project ended a countdown on Saturday with its first official trailer (at the same time that the 10th Kaiju No. 8 anime episode ended). The trailer revealed that the new project is a game for smartphones and PC. Akatsuki Games is developing and releasing the tentatively titled Kaiju No. 8...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, June 3-9

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc earns 5.8% rating ― The episode of the live-action series adaptation of Kana Ozawa's Blue Moment manga that aired on Fuji TV on Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 p.m. earned a 6.3% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV June 9 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 7.2 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV June 9 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 6.2 Demon ...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's COVID-19 Recovery

Take contracted COVID-19 last month, still does not have energy to resume drawing ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga stated on Thursday that while the manga was originally planned to have a new chapter this month, the manga is now on hiatus due to the author's health. Take was diagnosed with COVID-19 last month. Take sta...
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Late Manga Creator Nami Sano Gets Memorial Project Featuring Exhibition, Collection of Uncompiled Works

Exhibition to be held in Tokyo this summer, Sano's hometown of Nishinomiya this fall ― The 115th issue of Kadokawa's harta magazine announced on Friday a memoir project for late manga creator Nami Sano for this summer. The project will have three parts. The first part is an art exhibition of Sano's works that will be held in Tokyo this summer and in Sano's hometown of Nishinomiya in Hyōgo prefecture ...
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New Mirage Queen Anime Is Film Opening Next Spring

Mirage Queen vacances élégantes film's 'super teaser visual' also presented ― Pony Canyon announced on Saturday that Mirage Queen vacances élégantes, the new anime of Kaoru Hayamine's Mirage Queen (Kaitō Queen) novel series, will be a film opening in Japan next spring. Pony Canyon also presented an early "super teaser visual." The visual features the main leads Mirage Queen (disguised as Countess Ang...
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Trillion Game Manga Goes on Hiatus Until August Due to Ryoichi Ikegami's Health

Manga will resume on August 9 ― This year's 13th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine announced on Friday that Riichirou Inagaki and Ryoichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga is going on hiatus due to Ikegami's poor health. The manga will resume in the 17th issue on August 9. Inagaki (Eyeshield 21, Dr. Stone) and Ikegami (Crying Freeman) launched the manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior ...
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The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

Manga entered final arc in January ― This year's 12th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Amahara and Coolkyoushinja's The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace (Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi) manga will end in two chapters. The next chapter will be in the magazine's 14th issue on July 12. The manga's ninth and final compiled book volume will ship sometime this coming fall or ...
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Optimus Prime (Blakely) Arrested in Texas for Alleged Vehicular Theft

The 'Autobot' wasn't looking for his trailer ― One of the seminal animated series in the 1980s is Transformers. Originally a vehicle, no pun intended, to push toy maker Takara's transformable toys via Hasbro, the franchise has gone on to spawn nearly 30 animated properties in Japan and the United States, seven live-action feature films (some of which we choose to ignore), several video games, and of ...
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Ghibli Park Actually Uses Totoro House's Working Fire Stove to Cook (& Maintain Its Longevity)

Maybe someday we'll get to enjoy the food made at Satsuki and Mei's home? ― If there's one studio that has graced the silver screen with worlds that feel lived-in it's Ghibli. Just watch the kitchen and dining scenes in films like My Neighbor Totoro, Whisper of the Heart, and Castle in the Sky. So, when the Expo 2005 in Aichi recreated Satsuki and Mei's house from Totoro, the builders spared no detai...
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Taro Hitsuji's Kore ga Mahoutsukai no Kirifuda Novel Gets Manga Adaptation

Light novel launched in 2023 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine announced on June 7 that Tarō Hitsuji's Kore ga Mahoutsukai no Kirifuda (This is wizard's last card., or This is the Wizard's Trump Card) light novel will be getting a manga adaptation by Keishu Kuroe in the magazine's August issue. The story follows the master swordsman Rikusu, who fakes his death in battle. He ...
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Yen Press Licenses Agents of the Four Seasons: Dance of Spring, Brunhild the Dragonslayer, More Manga/Novels

Also: Dracula's on the Night Shift, The Teen Exorcist, The War of Greedy Witches ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed nine manga, two light novels, and two artbooks and for release in November. The company also revealed an audiobook for Akumi Agitogi's My Happy Marriage novel series for release in November. The newly announced titles include: Title: Agents of the Four Seasons: Dance o...
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Key's New Romantic Adventure Game anemoi Launches in 2025

Visual Arts' Key opens official website for visual novel ― Visual Arts' Key brand opened on Friday an official website for anemoi, a new romantic adventure game, and it reveals that the game will launch in 2025. The story follows Mugi Hayakawa and his sister Rikka, who visit the town of Masumi in the north in order to open a time capsule buried 10 years ago. Mugi decides to stay in town until it is t...
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Osamu Tezuka's Rainbow Parakeet Manga Gets Musical

Hiroki Nanami stars in play running in Osaka, Tokyo in September ― Osamu Tezuka's Rainbow Parakeet (Nanairo Inko) manga is inspiring a musical at Cool Japan Park Osaka WW Hall in Osaka from September 14-16 and at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from September 20-29. The musical stars: Hiroki Nanami as Rainbow Parakeet Hitomi Arisa as Mariko Senri Ray Fujita as Tommy Naotake Tsuchiya as Y...
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Final Fantasy XIV Game's Trailer Previews New Content, Story for 'Dawntrail' Expansion

"Dawntrail" expansion launches on July 2 with early access on June 28 ― Square Enix unveiled during its "Letter from the Producer" livestream on Friday the launch trailer for the "Dawntrail" expansion for its Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG ahead of its July 2 release. The video previews new story and upcoming content: English Japanese The expansion will launch on July 2 with early access on June 28. The ex...
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Delico's Nursery Anime Reveals Theme Songs, New Promo Video, August 7 Debut

Mika Nakashima, Anonymouz perform themes ― The staff of Delico's Nursery, a television anime based on Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play, revealed the show's theme song artists and the main promotional video on Friday. The staff also revealed the show will premiere on August 7. Mika Nakashima will perform the opening theme song "Unfair," and Anonymouz will perform the ending theme song "Prayer....
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Tying the Knot With an Amagami Sister TV Anime Reveals October Debut, Half-Year Run

Nana Mizuki, Chika Anzai join cast for 24-episode series ― The official website for the television anime of Marcey Naito's Tying the Knot With an Amagami Sister (Amagami-san Chi no Enmusubi) manga revealed on Friday that the series will debut in October on TV Tokyo and its affiliates, and will air for two cours (quarter of a year) for a half-year run. The anime will have 24 episodes. The website also...
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2.5 Dimensional Seduction TV Anime Gets 2nd Promo Video, New Key Visual

Video previews Meichan's opening theme for anime premiering on July 5 ― The staff of the television anime of Yū Hashimoto's 2.5 Dimensional Seduction (2.5 Jigen no Lilysa) manga revealed its second promo video on Friday. The anime's website also revealed a new key visual with its characters in their school uniforms. The above video previews Meichan's opening theme song "Shutter Chance." The anime wil...
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A Few Moments of Cheers Film Streams Opening Scene in New Video

Film opened in Japan on Friday ― Bandai Namco Filmworks' Emotion label started streaming the opening scene of screenwriter Jukki Hanada, music video production group Hurray!, and 100Studio's original anime film A Few Moments of Cheers (Sūfunkan no Yell o) on Friday. The film premiered in Japan on Friday. From the film's opening day until June 20, moviegoers will get a four-page "sequel comic" drawn b...
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Dahlia in Bloom Anime Reveals July 6 Debut in Video

Ken Narita joins cast as Carlo Rossetti ― The staff of the television anime adaptation of author HIsaya Amagishi and illustrator Kei's Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools (Madо̄gushi Dahlia wa Utsumukanai: Kyō kara Jiyū na Shokunin Life) light novel series revealed more cast, the July 6 debut, a second key visual, and a second promotional video on Friday. The above video previe...

Princession Orchestra Original Anime Announced for 2025

King Records, ARIA Ent., Takara Tomy reveal anime at studio SILVER LINK ― King Records, ARIA Entertainment, and Takara Tomy announced a new original television anime project titled Princession Orchestra on Friday for debut in 2025. The companies also revealed a video, as well as the main staff and cast. The project is for both children and adults, and will consist of the anime, music, and toys. The a...
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Live-Action Stardust Telegraph Show's Trailer Streamed

Series starring AKB48 idol group members premieres on June 25 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action series of Rasuko Ōkuma's Stardust Telepath (Hoshikuzu Telepath) manga began streaming the show's trailer on Friday. 🌟解禁🌟60秒トレーラードラマチューズ!「#星屑テレパス」🚀💫宇宙を夢見る内気な高校生と記憶を失くした自称宇宙人宇宙を巡る壮大で繊細な"青春ガールズ群像劇"6/25スタート❣️毎週火曜深夜24:30📺#TVer でお気に入りを💁‍♀️https://t.co/N5th7GXQfn#佐藤綺星 #伊藤百花 #大盛真歩 #山﨑...
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AnimeFesta's Yoasobi Gurashi! Anime Debuts on Coolmic Website on Friday

Anime's stream on Coolmic is uncensored ― Suiseisha announced on Friday that it has released the debut episode of the anime adaptation of Suika's Yoasobi Gurashi! (Living in a F*** Room) manga by AnimeFesta (formerly Anime Zone and ComicFesta Anime) on the Coolmic website with English subtitles on Friday. The anime's stream on Coolmic is uncensored. Suiseisha has previously stated the anime would pre...
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Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP Remaster Game Launches on September 25

Game will release for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Steam ― Former CEO of Kadokawa Games and current CEO of Dragami Games Yoshimi Yasuda stated on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday that Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP, the planned remaster of filmmaker James Gunn and Goichi Suda's (Suda51) Lollipop Chainsaw hack-and-slash game, will release digitally worldwide for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch...
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My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv 999 Manga Extends Hiatus Indefinitely

Manga went on hiatus in February due to author's health ― The official Twitter account for Mashiro's My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 (Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru) manga gave an update on the manga's current hiatus on Wednesday, stating that the hiatus is extending indefinitely. A similar update on the manga's page on ComicSmart Inc.'s Ganma! website added that author Mashiro is focusing...
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Amazon Debuts Live-Action 1122: For a Happy Marriage Show Outside Japan

1st 3 episodes available now ― Amazon Prime Video began streaming the first three episodes of the live-action series of Peko Watanabe's 1122: For a Happy Marriage manga outside of Japan on Wednesday, simultaneous with the release of the first three episodes in Japan. The series will have seven total episodes. Episodes 4-5 will be available on June 21, and episodes 6-7 will be available on June 28. Th...
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Yoriko's Boys-Love Manga Sugar Dog Life Gets Live-Action Series on August 3

SUPER★DRAGON's Kōki Tanaka, Hideya Tawada star as college student, police officer ― The TV Asahi channel announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Yoriko's Sugar Dog Life BL manga that will premiere on TV Asahi on August 3, and on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV on August 4. SUPER★DRAGON dance and vocal unit member Kōki Tanaka (right in image above) stars in ...
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Seal Your Documents With a Mimic Chomping on Frieren

You'll want to check if it can be used on official documents ― One of the most common ways to authenticate an official document, such as contracts and letters, in the United States is with a signature. In Japan, however, it's customary to use a personalized seal (called a hanko) in place of a signature. These hanko generally have a small diameter, use red ink, and are used on all manner of documents....
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 9-15

Mashle: Magic and Muscles, Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning anime; Naruto: Sasuke's Story—The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust, Night of the Living Cat manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Buddy Daddies BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 June 11 Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning BD/DVDCite Shout! Factory US$26.98 June 11 Kitty's Vault Klassics: High 5 Pack BD (adult)...
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Fate/Grand Order Game Gets 1-Shot Manga About Ashiya Douman

"Fate/Grand Order: Eirei Denshō Ibun ~Ashiya Douman~" launches in summer ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on June 4 that the Fate/Grand Order game will receive a special one-shot manga titled "Fate/Grand Order: Eirei Denshō Ibun ~Ashiya Douman~" (Fate/Grand Order: A Tale of Heroic Traditions -Ashiya Douman) on Type-Moon Comic Ace, Kadokawa and Type-Moon's free manga website,...
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Paru Itagaki's Sanda Manga to End in 4 Chapters

Manga launched in 2021 ― This year's 28th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Paru Itagaki's (BEASTARS) SANDA manga will end in four chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end in early July. The manga tells the story of adults and children in a future with a declining birth rate. An ordinary boy named Sanda finds out that one of his classmates, ...
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Game Collaborates with Slipknot in New Video

2nd promo video features interview with band members about game's masks ― Atlus announced a collaboration on May 28 with heavy metal band Slipknot for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, an updated version of its Shin Megami Tensei V game. The company released the second of two promotional videos on Thursday, featuring an interview with Slipknot members Clown, Eloy, and new guy about the masks in the ga...
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The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 Anime's Twi-Yaba Special's Gets English Dub

Dub cast features returning members from 1st season ― HIDIVE confirmed on Thursday the English dub cast and Saturday premiere for the second season of the television anime of Norio Sakurai's The Dangers in My Heart (Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu) manga. The company announced that it will also stream a dub for the Twi-Yaba spinoff anime special. The English cast, which features returning members, incl...
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Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero Game's Trailer Previews Episode Battle, Custom Battle, Offline Multiplayer

Episode Battle follows 8 different characters, Custom Battles feature created scenarios ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming on Thursday a trailer for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero, a new game in its Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi arena fighter franchise, and it reveals the game modes: Episode Battle is a single-player mode following eight different characters' perspectives, with choices poss...
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Netflix Streams English Dub Trailer for Ponoc's The Imaginary Film

Hayley Atwell, LeVar Burton, Kal Penn star in film debuting on Netflix on July 5 ― Netflix began streaming on Thursday an English-dubbed trailer for Studio Ponoc's anime film of A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett's The Imaginary novel: The English dub features: Louie Rudge-Buchanan as Rudger Evie Kiszel as Amanda Hayley Atwell as Lizzie Sky Katz as Emily Jeremy Swift as Mr. Bunting Kal Penn as Zinzan LeV...

Train to the End of the World Anime's 12th Episode Delayed by 1 Week

12th episode delayed from June 17 to June 24 due to production reasons ― The official X/Twitter account for Girls und Panzer and Shirobako director Tsutomu Mizushima's original anime Shūmatsu Train Doko e Iku? announced on Thursday that the anime's 12th episode has been delayed by one week to June 24 due to production reasons. The episode was originally scheduled to air on June 17. The anime premiere...
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Oshi no Ko Manga Starts Final Arc on June 27

Manga takes 1-issue break before start of final arc ― This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine announced on Thursday that Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari's Oshi no Ko manga will enter its final arc titled "Hoshi ni Yume ni" (Toward the Stars and Dreams) on June 27. The manga will take a one-issue break on June 20, and will start its final arc in the magazine's 30th issue, which ...
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NEET Kunoichi to Nazeka Dōsei Hajimemashita TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Visual, January 2025 Debut

Fairouz Ai, Saya Aizawa, Hina Kino join cast ― The official website for the television anime of storyboarder Yakitomato and artist Kotatsu's NEET Kunoichi to Nazeka Dōsei Hajimemashita (For Some Reason I Started Living with a NEET Kunoichi) manga revealed a new visual for the series on Thursday, as well as more cast and the show's January 2025 debut. The new cast includes (character name romanization...
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Hari Maware! Koinu Anime Shorts 2nd Season's New Promo Video Reveals July 6 Debut

Cast, staff return for new season ― The official website for the television anime shorts of Uka Uka's Hari Maware! Koinu (Stick It Around Doggie!) manga started streaming on Thursday the second promotional video for the anime's second season, which revealed its July 6 premiere. The anime's staff also revealed the second season's key visual: The second season of the anime shorts will premiere on July ...
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Mononoke Anime Film's Special Trailer Highlights Extended Cast

Film opens in Japan on July 26 ― Twin Engine debuted a new special trailer on Thursday for the Gekijōban Mononoke: Karakasa (Paper Umbrella) anime film. The "Omote no Kan" video highlights both the "õoku" area inside the palace for the women and their maidservants, but also the "omote" area where men carry out the duties of the government. The video also highlights the film's extended cast. The film ...
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Bocchi the Rock! Compilation Film Debuts at #1, 2nd Part of Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Anime Opens at #7

27th Detective Conan film back at #2, Ikoku Nikki live-action film debuts at #9 ― The first of the Bocchi the Rock anime compilation films, titled Bocchi the Rock! Re:, opened in Japan on Friday and ranked at #1 at the Japanese box office in its debut weekend. The film sold 140,000 tickets and earned 218,470,888 yen (about US$1.38 million) in its first three days. The second film, titled Bocchi the R...

Sony Pictures Buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain With Plans for Crunchyroll

Theater chain's acquisition includes Fantastic Fest film festival ― Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, as well as the chain's Fantastic Fest film festival, putting them under a new division under Sony Pictures Entertainment named Sony Pictures Experience. In its announcement, SPE noted that Sony's Crunchyroll anime streamin...
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Kagaku Manga Survival TV Anime Reveals Staff, October Premiere

Masahiro Hosoda directs educational entertainment anime at Gallop ― The official website for the television anime of the Kagaku Manga Survival (Science Manga Survival) study manga series revealed a new visual and staff for the anime, as well as its October premiere on the NHK Educational channel. Masahiro Hosoda (Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) is directing the anime a...
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Drops of God Artist Shu Okimoto, Koichi Suzuki Launch New Political Manga in June

Hyōyomi no Victoria about consultant & her mayoral candidate debuts on June 20 ― This year's 28th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine announced on Thursday that artist Shu Okimoto (Drops of God) and writer Koichi Suzuki (Hinomaru Rise) will launch a new series titled Hyōyomi no Victoria (Vote Counter Victoria) in the magazine's next issue on June 20. The magazine credits real-life political consulta...
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How Four Negative Skills = Unrivaled Synergy Manga Listed as Ending in August

Manga of fantasy light novel series launched in February 2022 ― Amazon Japan is listing the fourth volume of Hiromi Taihei's manga adaptation of Kiichi Kosuzu and Shirabii's How Four Negative Skills = Unrivaled Synergy (Minus Skill Mochi Yonin ga Atsumattara) light novel as the final volume of the series. The fourth volume will ship on August 6. Manga Up! publishes the series in English and describe...
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My Love Mix-Up's Wataru Hinekure, Aruko Launch New Shōjo Manga in July

Kimagure a la Mode short stories set in a café ― The July issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine announced on Thursday that My Love Mix-Up! creators Wataru Hinekure and Aruko will launch a new series titled Kimagure a la Mode (Whimsical a la Mode) in the August issue on July 12. The series of short vignette stories begins at a café with a pleasant atmosphere. The first chapter will have 41 pa...
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Seven Seas Licenses Wild Roses and Pretenders, Todai Revengers, 5 More Manga, 1 Light Novel

Also licensed: The Cursed Sword Master's Harem Life: By the Sword, For the Sword; Sweet Room Escape; The Yakuza and His Omega: Raw Desire; I Want to Escape from Princess Lessons; Heroine? Saint? No, I'm an All-Works Maid (And Proud of It)! ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Kamoburger's Wild Roses and Pretenders, Saya Kojima and Fukury's The Cursed Sword Master's ...
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Kei Urana's Gachiakuta Manga Gets 2025 TV Anime by BONES

The First Slam Dunk unit director Fumihiko Suganuma directs; scripts by Chainsaw Man's Hiroshi Seko ― Anime studio BONES announced on Thursday that it is producing a television anime adaptation of Kei Urana's Gachiakuta manga for a 2025 television premiere. The anime's official website unveiled a teaser trailer and "kick-off" visual for the anime. Kei Urana also drew the below illustration to celebra...
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2024 Crayon Shin-chan Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song, Dinosaur Theme Park Setting

Rock band My Hair is Bad performs "Omoide o Kakenukete" theme ― The official website of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Our Dinosaur Diary), the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's 31st 2D animated film, unveled a new trailer and poster visual for the film on Thursday. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Omoide o Kakenukete" (Run Past Your Me...
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Blue Archive Has Most Booths at Comic Market 104

Mobile game narrowly beats out VTubers for top spot ― Comiket is the twice yearly doujin flea market where Japanese anime and manga fans sell parody works of their favorite IPs and cosplay as their favorite characters. It's not a wild party, just a time for fans to get together and nerd out. One question that often looms over each Comiket is what the most popular IP is? This changes from event to eve...
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Kiiro Yumi's Shio no Machi Manga Ends With 6th Volume

Final volume ships early spring 2025 ― The fifth compiled book volume of Kiiro Yumi's manga adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's Shio no Machi SDF novel revealed on June 5 that the series will end with the sixth volume, which will ship in early spring 2025. Hakusensha's LaLa magazine announced the manga adaptation of Arikawa's SDF Trilogy novels based on the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in August 2020. Arik...
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Onmyōji, Abe no Seimei Manga Ends in July

Adaptation launched in February 2020 ― The July issue of Akita Publishing's Monthly Princess magazine revealed on Thursday that Arata Kawabata's manga adaptation of Mitsuru Yūki's Onmyōji, Abe no Seimei novel series will end in the next issue on July 5. The novel series' story centers on the historical figure Abe no Seimei, one of Japan's most famous onmyōji (ancient Japanese occultist). The story o...
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Erica Sakurazawa Launches Manga About Real French Painter Marie Laurencin, Fashion Designer Coco Chanel

Paris 1921―Sasori-za no Onna to Shishi-za no Onna launched on Wednesday ― Manga author Erica Sakurazawa launched a new manga titled Paris 1921―Sasori-za no Onna to Shishi-za no Onna (Paris 1921―Scorpio Woman and Leo Woman) on Sekai Bunkai's Kateigaho.com website on Wednesday. The manga is a fictional story based on historical facts, and centers on French painter Marie Laurencin and French fashion des...
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Otakon Hosts Studio Orange's Kensuke Yamamoto, Akihiko Orikasa, Kiyotaka Waki, Yoshihiro Watanabe

Trigun Stampede staff attends August 2-4 event in Washington, D.C. ― The staff of Otakon announced on Tuesday that this year's convention will host the staff of the CG anime studio Orange, including CG director Akihiko Orikasa, director Kensuke Yamamoto, producer Yoshihiro Watanabe, and chief producer Kiyotaka Waki. The studio is known for its adaptation of Haruko Ishikawa's Land of the Lustrous mang...
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Watch One Piece Take Over Exterior of Sphere in Las Vegas

Luffy becomes King of Las Vegas! ― Monkey D. Luffy of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece series may still be an aspiring King of the Pirates, but for a brief moment, he was the King of Las Vegas! See for yourself when One Piece took over the Las Vegas Sphere: Toei Animation produced the new 90-second-long presentation for the One Piece exhibit on the Exosphere exterior at the Las Vegas Sphere, which debuted on...
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Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku Switch Game Heads West in Fall

Game features 24 songs from Hatsune Miku franchise ― Aksys Games announced on Tuesday that it will release Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku (Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku -Miku to Issho ni Exercise-), a new game in Imagineer's Fitness Boxing (Fit Boxing) series with Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku, for Nintendo Switch in the West this fall. The company streamed a teaser trailer: The game will feature...
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Visions of Mana Game's Trailer Reveals August 29 Launch

Video previews story, characters, gameplay ― Square Enix began streaming on Wednesday a new trailer for Visions of Mana (Seiken Densetsu Visions of Mana), a new game in its Mana/Seiken Densetsu role-playing game series, and it reveals the August 29 release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and Microsoft Store. The video also previews the story, characters, and gamepl...
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Shy Anime's Season 2 Unveils Promo Video, Visual, More Cast, Opening Theme, July 1 Premiere

Wataru Hatano, Hiro Shimono, Izumi Kitta join cast ― The staff for the second season of the anime adaptation of Bukimi Miki's SHY manga unveiled the main promotional video, visual, additional cast, and July 1 premiere on Thursday. The trailer reveals and previews the opening theme song "WILLSHINE" by PassCode: The newly announced cast includes: Wataru Hatano as Century Hiro Shimono as Tokimaru Izumi ...
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Ayano Takeda, Musshu's 'Hana wa Saku, Shura no Gotoku' Manga Gets TV Anime in 2025

Minori Fujidera, Miyuri Shimabukuro star in Studio Bind anime ― A website opened to announce the television anime adaptation of writer Ayano Takeda (Sound! Euphonium) and artist Musshu's (Furidashi ni Ochiro) Hana wa Saku, Shura no Gotoku (FLOWER AND ASURA) manga on Wednesday. The website also revealed the anime's teaser visual, main cast, main staff, and 2025 premiere. Musshu drew an illustration to...
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Sengoku Youko Anime Reveals 2nd Part's Additional Cast, July 17 Debut

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Wataru Hatano, Shizuka Itō join cast ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the television anime of Satoshi Mizukami's Sengoku Youko manga announced on Wednesday the July 17 premiere of the anime's second cours (quarter of a year). The next part will begin the "Sen Ma Konton-hen" (Thousand Demons Chaos Arc). The anime's staff also revealed three more cast members, and th...
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Giji Harem Anime's New Video Unveils More Cast, Ending Song, July 4 Debut

Junichi Suwabe, Kōji Yusa, Maria Abo, Minako Satō join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Yū Saitō's Giji Harem (Pseudo Harem) manga posted the anime's second promotional video and a new key visual on Wednesday. The video reveals four more cast members and the anime's July 4 premiere. The video also reveals and previews the ending theme song "Ad Lib" by Rin Nanakura (as voiced by...
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Mifumi Inaba's 1st Teasing Master Takagi-san Manga Spinoff Ends in 5 Chapters

Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san spinoff launched in 2017, will end in 314th chapter ― Manga creator Mifumi Inaba announced on his X (formerly Twitter) account on Tuesday that the Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san (literally, Teasing Master (Formerly Known as) Takagi-san) manga, the spinoff of Sōichirō Yamamoto's Teasing Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) manga, is scheduled to end in fi...
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New Live-Action Minami's Lover Series Unveils More Cast, July 16 Debut

Rena Takeda, Nao Yamato, Yōji Iwase join cast of July series ― The official website for the Minami-kun ga Koibito!?, the new, role-reversed live-action series based on Shungiku Uchida's Minami's Lover (Minami-kun no Koibito) manga, revealed three more cast members and the July 16 premiere for the series on Wednesday. As previously announced, Ai Iinuma plays Chiyomi (top row left in visual above), whi...
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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime's 2nd Part Premieres on July 5

Full key visual also presented ― The staff for NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a, the television anime of Square Enix and Platinum Games' NieR:Automata action role-playing game, announced on Wednesday that the anime's second cours (quarter of year) will premiere on July 5. The staff also presented the full key visual drawn by character desginer and chief animation director Jun Nakai. (The staff teased three dif...
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Tower of God Season 2 to Premiere on July 7

New key visual also presented ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that the Tower of God anime's second season will premiere on July 7. Crunchyroll also presented a new key visual: The cast members for the season include: Taichi Ichikawa as Jyu Viole Grace Yūma Uchida as Ja Wangnan Sayumi Watabe as Yeon Yihwa Yu Shimamura as Kana / Yeo Goseng) Saki Miyashita as Mana / Yeo Miseng Kenichirō Matsuda as ...
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Witchy Pretty Cure!!: MIRAI DAYS Sequel Confirms Main Cast's Return

Designs of characters in college also presented from sequel premiering on January 11, 2025 ― The staff for Mahō Tsukai Precure!!: MIRAI DAYS, the direct sequel to the Witchy Pretty Cure! (Mahō Tsukai Precure! or Mahō Girls Precure!) anime, confirmed on Wednesday that the original anime's main cast is returning for the new project. The staff also presented the character designs of the main characters,...
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Heart Gear Manga Ends on June 26

Tsuyoshi Takaki launched series on Shonen Jump+ in March 2019 ― The 51st chapter of Tsuyoshi Takaki's Heart Gear manga revealed on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website on Wednesday that the next chapter will be the final one on June 26. The series returned from its year-long hiatus in January. The manga's 39th chapter published in December 2022, and announced that the manga would go on hiatus. It did not...

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Film Confirms Executive Producer Peter Jackson, Runtime (Updated)

Live-action Lord of the Rings, Hobbit screenwriter Fran Walsh also confirmed as executive producer ― Warner Bros. Animation, New Line Cinema, and Sola Entertainment confirmed at the Annecy Animation Festival on Tuesday that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh are serving as executive producers on The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, the new feature film by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stan...
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Live-Action Honeko Akabane's Bodyguards Film's Trailer Reveals Snow Man's Theme Song

Snow Man's Raul plays protagonist Arakuni Ibuki ― The staff for the live-action film of Masamitsu Nigatsu's Honeko Akabane's Bodyguards (Akabane Honeko no Bodyguard) manga revealed the Snow Man idol group's theme song "BREAKOUT" in the film's full trailer on Wednesday. The staff also revealed a new visual. Snow Man member Raul plays the protagonist Arakuni Ibuki. Other cast members include: Natsuki D...
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Voice Actors Minami Tsuda, Tatsumaru Tachibana Marry

Voices of Hibari and Jujumaru from Boruto announce their marriage ― Minami Tsuda and Tatsumaru Tachibana, voice actors of Hibari Kamakura and Jujumaru from the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime, announced their marriage to each other on June 8 on their respective X (formerly Twitter) accounts. In their posts, each voice actor shared a short message to their fans. 皆さまへご報告です pic.twitter.com/nZ4vYFr...
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Elden Ring Gets New Comedy Manga Featuring Game's NPCs on July 4

ELDEN RING Tōki Hazama no Monogatari manga tells "what if" short stories about game's NPCs ― Famitsu.com's special portal website for Bandai Namco and FromSoftware's Elden Ring game announced on June 4 a new comedy manga based on the game titled ELDEN RING Tōki Hazama no Monogatari (ELDEN RING Distant Stories from The Lands Between), by manga author Haruichi (Star Wars: Visions, Star Wars Leia, Princ...
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Renai Daikō Manga by Kaguya-sama, Oshi no Ko Author Ends

Aka Akasaka, Nishizawa 5mm launched manga in April 2023 ― This year's 27th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine published the final chapter of Aka Akasaka and Nishizawa 5mm's Renai Daikō (Love Agency) manga on June 6. The manga's fourth and final compiled book volume will ship on August 19. The manga centers on Mari, a woman who uses a date coaching app to get used to socializing and flirti...
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Live-Action I Hear the Sunspot Series Reveals More Cast

Takuma Usa, Omi Natsuki, Naomi Nishida, Denden join cast ― The official website for the live-action series of Yuki Fumino's I Hear the Sunspot (Hidamari ga Kikoeru) boys-love manga revealed more cast and a new visual for the series on Tuesday. As previously announced, Motoki Nakazawa (right in visual above) plays Kōhei Sugihara, while Toranosuke Kobayashi (left) plays Taichi Sagawa. The additional ca...
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Furitsumore Kodokuna Shi yo Manga Gets Live-Action Series on July 7

Series based on Hajime Inoryū, Shōta Itō's suspense manga stars Ryō Narita, Ai Yoshikawa, Fumiyo Kohinata ― Yomiuri TV and NTV announced last Friday that they are producing a live-action series adaptation of Hajime Inoryū and Shōta Itō's Furitsumore Kodokuna Shi yo manga that will premiere on Yomiuri TV and NTV on July 7. The series stars Ryō Narita (center in image below) stars as Jin Saeki, Ai Yosh...
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Game Company gumi Posts Loss, Asks for 80 Staffers to Voluntarily Retire

Company reported 5.934 billion yen net loss in May 2023-April 2024 fiscal year ― Yahoo! Japan reported on Saturday that game company gumi announced its 5.934 billion yen (about US$37.74 million) net loss at a board meeting on June 7, as part of its financial results for the fiscal year May 2023 to April 2024. In connection with the company's loss, it is asking for 80 employees to voluntarily retire b...
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Yuki Shiwasu's Tamon's B-Side Manga Gets Anime

J.C. Staff anime stars Saori Hayami as Utage, Kakeru Hatano as Tamon ― A new official website and X/Twitter account opened on Wednesday to announce that Yuki Shiwasu's Tamon's B-Side (Tamon-kun Ima Docchi!? manga is getting an anime. Shiwasu shared an illustration for the announcement, which coincides with character Tamon's birthday, June 12: The anime stars: Saori Hayami as Utage Kinoshita Kakeru Ha...

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