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The World of Isekai Continues to Grow with New Manga Contest

Fiction and manga contests in Japan have had a love-hate relationship with the recent popularity of isekai (another world) stories. One contest in 2016 outright banned the premise all together while another that same year was inundated with isekai variants. Whatever your opinion on the premise, isekai hasn't worn out its welcome yet. Kadokawa's Comic Walker and Dwango's Nico Nico Douga created a n...
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Game's English-Subtitled Feature Trailer Streamed

Game ships in Japan, N. America, Europe in February ― Koei Tecmo America and Europe began streaming a feature highlight trailer for the Dynasty Warriors 9 (Shin Sangoku Musou 8) game on Tuesday. The video is an English-subtitled version of a Japanese promotional video that debuted last month. The video previews the game's new open world gameplay and features the "King Of The Street" theme song perfor...
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Pokémon Enters the World of e-Sports on January 24

The Pokémon Company is bringing all 720 Pokémon into the arena of e-Sports for the very first time. Dubbed "P-Sports," challengers can face top players, celebrities, and YouTube personalities in every other week on AbemaTV. Viewers can tune in starting on January 24 and subsequent episodes will air every other Saturday at 9:00 p.m. JST. Celebrity Pokémon trainers will make up the "P-Sports Elite F...
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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Game Heads West This Month

iOS/Android game launched in Japan last February ― Square Enix North America announced on Tuesday that it will release the Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia smartphone game for iOS and Android devices this month. The company also began streaming a trailer for the game. The pre-registration period for the game is open, and people who pre-register will be able to receive 5,000 Gems at launch. The game...
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Full Metal Panic! 3rd Director's Cut Film's Teaser Previews Theme Song

Tamaru Yamada performs theme for film premiering on Saturday ― The official website for the three-film director's cut anime project for the first season of the Full Metal Panic! television anime series began streaming a teaser trailer for the third film on Tuesday. The video previews the theme song "Kimi wa Tomodachi Ichiban no Koi ~way to love you~" (You are a Friend First Love: Way to Love You) per...
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SD Gundam G Generation Genesis Gets Nintendo Switch Release

Game ships in Japan on April 26 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced during its "Gundam Game New Year Festival 2018" livestream on Tuesday that the SD Gundam G Generation Genesis game will get a physical and digital release for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on April 26. The company also began streaming the first promotional video for the release. The game will be the first Gundam title for the Ninte...
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New Gundam Breaker PS4 Game Announced for 2018 Release (Update)

Gundam Breaker series' 4th game ships in Japan, Asia, West ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced during its "Gundam Game New Year Festival 2018" livestream on Tuesday that the New Gundam Breaker game will ship for PlayStation 4 in Japan and Southeast Asia this year. The game will have English subtitles in Southeast Asia. The company also began streaming the first promotional video for the game. The ...

Lupin III's 5th Anime Series Reveals Staff, April Debut, Modern Setting

4th series' director, designer return with Code Geass writer Ichiro Okouchi ― The official website and Twitter account for the fifth Lupin III anime series launched and revealed the new project's staff, April premiere, and modern France setting of the story. Yuichiro Yano is returning from the fourth series to direct Lupin the Third Part 5 at Telecom Animation Film with character designer Hisao Yokob...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, January 1-7

Live-action Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu film sells 14,942 + 3,243, followed by Kamen Rider Ex-Aid True Ending, Hatsune Miku, your name., One Piece ― The limited first deluxe edition for the live-action film of Rina Yagami's Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu manga landed at #2 with 14,942 copies on the overall DVD chart. The regular edition was #5 with 3,243 copies. The regular edition of Gekijō-ban...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, January 8-14

Hatsune Miku sells 8,300, followed by Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid True Ending, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Robot Girls Z ― Hatsune Miku "Magical Mirai 2017" Blu-ray sold 8,300 copies to rank #3 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The limited first deluxe edition for the live-action film of Rina Yagami's Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu manga landed at #4 with 6,957 copies. The regula...

Final Fantasy XV Gets 'Royal Edition' Release With New Features

New edition includes all DLC, additional content; previous owners can purchase new content as upgrade ― Square Enix announced on Tuesday that it will release a new edition of its Final Fantasy XV game titled Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition. The release is slated for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 6 in both North America and Japan. Square Enix is streaming an English and Japanese trailer for the ...
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HIDIVE Begins Streaming English Tanaka-kun is Always Listless Dub

New dubbed episodes premiere every week, BD/DVD release slated for January 30 ― The HIDIVE streaming service began streaming the first episode from Sentai Filmworks' English dub for the Tanaka-kun is Always Listless anime on Monday. The service will premiere a new dubbed episode every week until the entire series is available by April 2. The English dub cast, under director John Swasey and writer Mar...
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Sengoku Basara Manga's Motoki Yoshihara Launches New Manga

Manga adaptation of Asato Asato's 86 -Eighty-Six- light novel series launches winter ― This year's first issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed last month that Motoki Yoshihara will launch a manga adaptation of Asato Asato's 86 -Eighty-Six- light novel seres in the magazine this winter. The magazine also notes that the light novel series has 250,000 copies in print. The novels' story c...
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Bambi and Her Pink Gun's Kaneko Ends Deathco Manga

"Death carnival" manga launched in 2014 ― This year's February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine published the final chapter of Atsushi Kaneko's Deathco manga on Friday. Yoko Kondou's manga adaptation of Kōtarō Tanaka's Kama no Chi novel and Sansuke Yamada's Areyo Hoshikuzu manga also ended in the same issue. Kaneko launched Deathco in the magazine's February 2014 issue. Kadokawa releas...
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Mazinger Z: Infinity Anime Film Opens at #6 at Japanese Box Office

Kamakura Monogatari, Yo-Kai Watch, Chunibyo, Miseinen dakedo all rank in top 10 Destiny - Kamakura Monogatari, the live-action film of Ryohei Saigan's Kamakura Monogatari manga, fell from #3 to #4 during the January 13-14 weekend, its sixth weekend at the Japanese box office. The film sold 89,000 tickets on Saturday and Sunday to earn 113 million yen (about US$1.02 million), pushing its total to 2....
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Space Invaders Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 10-player Game in Skyscraper

The classic arcade game reached new heights in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills district. An experimental interactive exhibition honoring the Video Game Hall of Fame title Space Invaders, "Space Invaders Gigamax" opened on January 12 to celebrate the game's 40th anniversary. The event will introduce new fans and entertain veterans and includes a 10-player edition of the arcade classic. There are three diffe...
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2018 Doraemon Film's Trailer Previews Gen Hoshino's Theme Song

"Nobita's Treasue Island" film's theme song is titled "Doraemon" ― The official Doraemon Channel website revealed the title of Gen Hoshino's theme song for the Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island) film as "Doraemon" on Monday. A 90-second third trailer featuring the song premiered on TV Asahi's Good! Morning program on Tuesday. The song's single will ship...
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Live-Action Real Girl Film Announces Additional Cast

Hiroya Shimizu, Yuri Tsunematsu, Moka Kamishiraishi, Yūtarō join cast ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga announced its second round of cast members on Tuesday. The new cast members are (from left to right in image below): Hiroya Shimizu (live-action Chihayafuru) as Mitsuya Takanashi, a handsome boy who attends Iroha and Tsutsui's sch...
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Otakon Vegas to Host Art Director Yoichi Nishikawa, Producers Katsuhiro Takei, Kiyotaka Waki

Guests announced for January 19-21 convention in Nevada ― The official Twitter account for the Otakon Vegas convention announced on Wednesday that it will host producers Katsuhiro Takei and Kiyotaka Waki at this year's convention. It previously announced that art director Youichi Nishikawa will also be a convention guest. Youichi Nishikawa (pictured right) has contributed background art to anime such...
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Suzuko Mimori Thanks Fans for Support After Confirming Relationship

Voice actress Suzuko Mimori confirmed on Saturday that she is in a romantic relationship with professional wrestler Kazuchika Okada. She received an outpouring of love from her fans and posted her gratitude on Twitter on Monday. Mimori said, "I'm grateful for the warm words from everyone! Everyone is too kind, and my tears overflowed. Thank you so much. Let's do our best even more!!" Mimori had ap...
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Fate/Apocrypha Part 2 Listed for February 9 on U.S. Netflix

Netflix is listing a February 9 premiere for the second half of Fate/Apocypha in the United States. The first 12 episodes debuted in the United States and Canada in multiple languages on November 7. It debuted in all other territories outside of Japan, the United States, and Canada on December 2. The anime premiered in Japanese television on July 1 and on Netflix in Japan on July 3 and aired a tot...
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This Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon Yu-Gi-Oh Card is "One-of-a-Kind"

And it's on sale for 45 million yen ― Among the specialty shops in Akihabara is one particular store with a focus on rare, expensive trading cards. Card Shop Spiral regularly updates its wares, which can range from 200 yen booster packs to 120,000 yen English edition of the Black Magician Yu-Gi-Oh card. But this isn't even the most expensive or rarest Yu-Gi-Oh card in the shop. That distinction belon...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, January 1-7

your name. airs along with other Shinkai films ― Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime film aired on TV Asahi at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3 and earned a 17.4% rating. Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service anime film aired on NTV at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5 and earned a 12.5% rating. Shinkai's The Garden of Words and The Place Promised in Our Early Days films aired on TV Asahi on Tuesday, J...
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Toji no Miko Smartphone Game's Promo Previews Story Linked to Anime

iOS/Android game slated for this year ― The official website for the Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi smartphone game began streaming a promotional video on Monday. The video previews a story mode from Mihono's point of view that runs parallel to the anime. It also previews the game's battle system, where the player can create teams of four, plus assist members. The iOS and Android game is ...
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Yuka Ozaki Stars in Live-Action Kemono Friends Ad to Promote ATM Network

Voice actress Yuka Ozaki regularly makes official appearances while cosplaying as her Kemono Friends character Serval, often saying some of Serval's trademark catchphrases. The latest example is a new commercial for E-net ATMs, which debuted on Monday. The commercial features the anime's opening theme song "Yōkoso Japari Park e" (Welcome to Japari Park). The ad reveals that people using Japan's po...
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Live-Action Princess Jellyfish Show Casts Former Denpagumi Idol

Koyuki also played role in Monday's series premiere ― The official website for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish manga announced on Monday that former Dempagumi.inc idol group member Moga Mogami is playing a stylish girl named Kotone Kiriyama. Kotone is Kuranosuke's college underclassman who also works in the music industry and is in love with him. In a...
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Dragon Ball Cast Gather with Hundreds of Mourners for Hiromi Tsuru's Memorial

Tearful Masako Nozawa & Ryusei Nakao bid farewell ― Fans around the world were shocked when Bulma voice actress Hiromi Tsuru passed away suddenly in November from aortic dissection. Her family held a private funeral followed by a memorial service where hundreds gathered to pay their respects. Among the mourners were her cast mates from the Dragon Ball and Anpanman anime series, Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Winter 2018

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Winter 2018! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Winter 2018 Daily Streaming Reviews! We may add coverage of more winter anime based on future reader interest, so let us know what you'd like to see as the season progresses! (Please note that The Seven Deadly Sins and Fate/Ex...
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Viz's Shonen Jump Confirms ACT-AGE Preview

Viz Media's digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump announced on Monday that it will preview Tatsuya Matsuki and Shiro Usazaki's ACT-AGE manga on January 22, the same day it debuts in Japan. The manga is part of the "Jump Start" initiative, where Viz Media's Shonen Jump publishes the first three chapters of a new manga simultaneously with the Japanese release. ACT-AGE centers on a certain yo...
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Cardcaptor Sakura's New Wand is Ready for...RELEASE!

Everything old is new again and that includes magical girl Cardcaptor Sakura. The newly-minted middle schooler must protect Tomoeda once again from magical forces and for that she needed a new sealing staff, the Dream Staff. Sakura puts it to good use to capture Gale in the new season's first episode. Cosplayers and collectors looking to update their own magical repertoire will be happy to know t...
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The [email protected] Million Live! Game Ends Service on March 19

The official website for Bandai Namco Entertainment's The [email protected] Million Live! smartphone and browser game announced on Monday that it will end service on March 19. The browser edition will cease sales of Spark Drinks and Battle Candies, which are purchased with GREE coins, on February 15. The smartphone edition will cease selling the game's Million Coin currency on February 15, but smartphone...
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Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line Anime Listed With 25 Episodes

The official website for Yowamushi Pedal Glory Line, the Yowamushi Pedal anime series' fourth season, revealed on Tuesday that the series will ship in three DVD and Blu-ray Disc boxes. The first volume will have nine episodes, and the second and third volume will have eight episodes each, for a total of 25 episodes. The first box will ship on May 23, followed by the second on July 18, and the thir...
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Toji no Miko Anime Listed With 24 Episodes

The official website for Studio Gokumi's original anime project Toji no Miko (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders) revealed on Monday that the series will have six DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases. Each volume will have four episodes for a total of 24 episodes. One volume will ship every month starting on April 25. The DVD volumes will cost 11,000 yen (about US$99) each, and the Blu-ray Disc volumes will...
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KenIchi's Shun Matsuena to Launch New Manga This Sping

Matsuena ended Tokiwa Kitareri!! manga last June ― The third compiled book volume of Shu Matsuda and Shun Matsuena's Tensō Kidō Alvadring manga revealed last Friday that Matsuena will launch a new manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine this spring. Matsuda and Matsuena launched Tensō Kidō Alvadring in Shogakukan's Yawaraka Spirits magazine in 2016. Matsuena ended his Tokiwa Kitareri!! ma...
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Wagahai no Heya de Aru Manga Ends in February

Manga about lone graduate student in Tokyo apartment inspired live-action series in September ― The February issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed last Friday that Riki Taoka's Wagahai no Heya de Aru (This Is My Room) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on February 12. The manga centers on 23-year-old graduate student Tetsurō, who lives alone in his apartment in Tokyo....
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Libra of Nil Admirari Anime's Video Reveals Juri Kimura as Lead Voice

Ayumu Murase, Rio Natsuki, Norio Kobayashi return from otome game for Spring anime ― The official website for Nil Admirari no Tenbin (Libra of Nil Admirari), the television anime of Idea Factory and Otomate's Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan romance game, began streaming the anime's first full promotional video on Monday. The video reveals additional cast members and three of the anime's t...
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Fireworks, Napping Princess, More Nominated for 41st Japan Academy Prize

Mary and the Witch's Flower, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter, 'Night is Short, Walk On Girl' also nominated ― The Japan Academy Prize Association for excellence in film announced the nominees for the 41st annual awards on Monday. The five movies that have been nominated for Animation of the Year are: Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom? Napping Princess Mary and the Witch...
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Hinamatsuri Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa, Ari Ozawa, Tsuyoshi Koyama, Kengo Kawanishi

Takako Tanaka, Yoshiki Nakajima, Rie Murakawa, Kaede Hondo also in super-powered yakuza comedy ― The official website for the television anime of Masao Ohtake's Hinamatsuri manga announced additional cast members on Monday. Yōko Hikasa as Utako, the manager of the Little Song bar Ari Ozawa as Mao, a girl with telekinetic powers Tsuyoshi Koyama as the young head of the Ashikawa-gumi yakuza Kengo Kawan...
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Man With A Mission, The Sixth Lie Perform Themes for Golden Kamuy Anime

Series based on Satoru Noda's manga premieres in April ― The official website for the television anime of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga announced on Monday that Man WIth A Mission will perform the show's opening theme song, and The Sixth Lie will perform the ending theme song. Man With A Mission has previously performed theme songs for The Seven Deadly Sins, Inuyashiki Last Hero, Mobile Suit Gunda...
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Old Boy Manga Author Caribu Marley Passes Away

Ao no Senshi, Hard Core author was 70 ― The official Twitter account of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine announced on Monday that manga creator Caribu Marley passed away on January 7. He was 70. Marley's close relatives held a funeral. Marley drew manga under numerous pen names, including Garon Tsuchiya, Hijikata Yūmine, Dark Master, Tsubakiya no Minamoto, and Marginal. Marley is perhaps best k...
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Real Account Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Sruvival series about social networking service launched in 2014 ― This year's seventh issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Shizumu Watanabe and Okusho's Real Account manga is inspiring a live-action film adaptation. The magazine had teased last month that the seventh issue would have an "important announcement" for the manga. Kodansha Comics is publishing the ma...
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Momoka Ariyasu Announces Graduation From Momoiro Clover Z Group

22-year-old singer graduates after January 21 concert ― Idol singer and Momoiro Clover Z member Momoka Ariyasu announced on the official Momoiro Clover Z website on Monday that she will graduate from the group after a scheduled concert on January 21. In her message, the 22-year-old singer mentioned that she has been with the group for eight years, but has now decided to distance herself from the ente...
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'Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in the Dungeon?' Franchise Teases 'New Project'

The official Twitter account for SoftBank Creative Corp.'s GA Bunko light novel label teased on Monday that the Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka) franchise will get a "new project," with details to be announced soon. The franchise began with Fujino Ōmori's Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in the Dungeon? light novel series...
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Black Clover Anime Adds Kenyuu Horiuchi, Yuichiro Umehara to Cast

Anime premiered on October 3 with Crunchyroll stream, Funimation dub ― The official website for the television anime of Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga revealed two more cast members on Monday. Both new characters are from the Diamond Kingdom, and will debut in the series in the 15th episode on Tuesday. The new cast includes: Kenyuu Horiuchi as Lotus Whomalt Yuichiro Umehara as Mars The anime premie...
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Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun Manga Ends in 11th Volume

11th volume slated for February 28 ― Shogakukan is listing the 11th compiled book volume of Yasunari Nagatoshi's Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun manga as the final volume. The volume is slated to ship in Japan on February 28. The gag manga about "creepy cute" zombies launched in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine in November 2012. The 10th compiled volume shipped last November. A two-episode short net anime ...
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Pokémon GO Game Adds Kyogre, Announces Community Day Events

Game will no longer support devices that cannot upgrade to iOS 11 starting on February 28 ― Niantic announced on Friday that it has added the Pokémon Kyogre to its Pokémon GO smartphone game. The Pokémon will only be available until 4:00 p.m. EST on February 14. Niantic also announced on January 9 that the game's iOS version will no longer support devices that cannot upgrade to iOS 11, including iPho...

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest TV Anime Delayed to 2019

Novel volume 8 with drama CD also delayed 1 month to April 25 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Ryo Shirakome's Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series announced on Monday that the anime is delayed until 2019. The anime was originally slated to premiere in April. The anime staff cited "various circumstances"...
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Attack on Titan 2 Game Adds Playable Characters, Multiplayer Modes

PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC game ships in Japan on March 15, in the West on March 20 ― The official website for Koei Tecmo Games' Attack on Titan 2 game revealed on Sunday that it has added Keith, Kitz, Pixis, and Zackly (pictured below) as playable characters in the game. The site also revealed a new multiplayer game mode called "Extermination" that will set four-player teams against each other to contes...
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Brave10's Kairi Shomotsuki Publishes 'Akuratsu' Short-Run Manga

Manga launched on December 25 ― This year's second issue of Shonengahosha's Young King magazine published the first chapter in a new short-run manga series by Kairi Shimotsuki titled Akuratsu on December 25. The manga's first chapter featured a color opening page (left), and was also featured on the magazine's front cover (right). Shimotsuki recently launched a new manga titled Arthur Bright in Tokum...
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Bandai, Shogakukan, Toei Animation Announce Bakutsuri Bar Hunter Franchise with Anime, Manga, Game, Toys

Children's franchise focuses on barcodes, fishing ― Bandai, Shogakukan, and Toei Animation opened a website on Monday to announce a new multimedia franchise titled Bakutsuri Bar Hunter. The concept of the franchise is that the barcodes on our personal belongings all have a "bar soul." These unknown "bar soul" lifeforms live in the "barcode ocean." And in this world, people can use a "Bakutsuri Bar Ro...
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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take On Me Anime Film Opens at #6

Yo-kai Watch, Kamen Rider stay in top 10, Cardcaptor Sakura tops mini-theater ranking Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oni-ō no Fukkatsu (Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: The Return of the Oni King), the fourth film in the Yo-kai Watch franchise, fell from #2 to #5 during the January 6-7 weekend at the Japanese box office, the film's fourth weekend at the box office. The film earned 121,718,000 yen (about US$1.09 ...
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'Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms' Manga Gets Live-Action Series

New series celebrates NHK Hiroshima Station 90th anniversary, moves setting to 2018 ― NHK announced on Monday that Fumiyo Kouno's Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms (Yūnagi no Machi, Sakura no Kuni) manga will get a live-action series adaptation this summer. The new production celebrates the 90th anniversary of NHK's Hiroshima Station. The manga's story follows two young women in a fami...
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Akkun to Kanojo Anime's Announcement Visual Unveiled

The staff of the anime adaptation of Waka Kakitsubata's Akkun to Kanojo (Akkun and His Girlfriend) manga opened an official website and Twitter account for the anime on Monday, which unveiled the anime's announcement visual. Shin Katagai (Neo Angelique Abyss) is directing the anime at Yumeta Company. Yuka Yamada (Aikatsu!, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid) is in charge of series composition. Motohiro ...

Discotek Licenses Great Mazinger Anime, Toriko Film, 2 Zatch Bell Films

Also: Tenjho Tenge, Robot Carnival, Tomorrow's Joe slated for March 27 ― Discotek Media announced on Sunday that it has licensed the Toriko the Movie: Secret Recipe of Gourmet God! (Gekijō-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu), Zatch Bell: 101st Devil (Konjiki no Gash Bell: 101 Banme no Mamono), Zatch Bell: Attack of Mechavulcan (Konjiki no Gash Bell!!: Attack of the Mechavulcan), and Great Mazinge...
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Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade Manga to End in 2 Chapters

Spinoff manga began in 2012 ― Manga artist Koyuki announced on Twitter on Tuesday that her Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade manga with writer Mamare Touno will end in two more chapters. The 63rd chapter debuted in the February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine on Tuesday. Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade (Log Horizon - Nishikaze no Ryodan) is a side story of the Log Horizon novels t...
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Yoshiaki Tabata, Yūki Yogo's Ninja Slayer Manga Ends

Vertical publishes series in English ― The official Twitter account for Yoshiaki Tabata and Yūki Yogo's Ninja Slayer manga revealed on December 8 that the manga has ended. The Comic Walker website also published the final chapter digitally on December 30. The official Twitter account also revealed on Wednesday that the manga's 13th and 14th volumes will both ship on February 10 with additional pages....
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Omamori Himari's Milan Matra Launches Black Sister Insomnia Manga

Manga centers on protagonist writing light novel about "sleeplessness syndrome" urban legend ― Manga creator Milan Matra launched a new manga series titled Black Sister Insomnia in the February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine on Tuesday. The magazine's official Twitter account posted a photo of the manga's color opening page. The new manga centers on an aspiring light novel writer who...
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BlazBlue Variable Heart Spinoff Manga Ends

Manga spinoff of fighting game series focused on Mai Natsume ― The January issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine published the final chapter of Sumeragi's BlazBlue Variable Heart manga on December 9. The manga's third and final compiled book volume is slated for March. The manga centers on the character Mai Natsume, the main character of the previous BlazBlue Remix Heart manga, and is set a...
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Yumeta Company Animates Akkun to Kanojo Anime

Neo Angelique Abyss' Shin Katagai directs anime based on Waka Kakitsubata manga ― The February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine revealed the main staff for the anime adaptation of Waka Kakitsubata's Akkun to Kanojo (Akkun and His Girlfriend) manga on Monday. Shin Katagai (Neo Angelique Abyss) is directing the anime at Yumeta Company. Yuka Yamada (Aikatsu!, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)...
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Gintama Rumble Game Adds Breeza, Celo as Assist Characters

Parody villain characters based on Dragon Ball Z join game ― This year's seventh issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's Gintama Rumble PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita action game will add the characters Breeza and Celo as assist characters. The characters appeared in the franchise as parodies of Dragon Ball Z villains Frieza and Cell. P...

Coming-of-Age Anime Film Let Me Eat Your Pancreas Reveals Early Fall Debut

Tagline, visual also unveiled for anime of novel that already inspired live-action film ― The official website for the anime film of Yoru Sumino's Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai (Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, or literally, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) novel updated on Monday, and the film's Twitter account opened at the same time. The website and Twitter account revealed the film's early fall 2018 opening date ...
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Cross Account Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

Manga about boy who maintains angry social media persona launched last June ― This year's seventh issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter of Tsunehiro Date's Cross Account manga on Monday. The manga's third and fourth volumes will ship on March 2. The fourth volume, which is the final volume, will also include a bonus extra chapter. Viz Media published the first th...
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Fate/Grand Order Arcade Slated for Summer in Japan

The official website for Type-Moon's Fate/Grand Order Arcade game announced on Sunday that the team battle game will debut in Japanese arcades this summer. In addition, Sega's booth at Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO) 2018 will host a special stage event for the game on February 10 at 11:30 a.m. (February 9 at 9:30 p.m. EST). The event will stream on the Niconico Live service, and it will announce var...
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Border Break Mecha Arcade Game Gets PS4 Release

Game will have free-to-play digital version, physical release ― Sega revealed on Thursday that it will release a PlayStation 4 version of its Border Break mecha action arcade game this year. The game will be a free-to-play game with in-game purchases, but it will also have a physical release and special download edition bonuses. Open beta testing will begin in February. The game's trailer previews th...
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TOKU to Air The Ultraman Anime Series Starting on January 29

50-episode series originally aired in 1979-1980 ― Olympusat, Inc.'s television channel TOKU announced on January 5 that it will air The Ultraman television anime series starting on January 29 at 8:00 p.m. The 50-episode series aired in 1979-1980, and was the first animated series in the Ultraman franchise. Hisayuki Toriumi and Takeyuki Kanda directed the series at Sunrise (known then as Nippon Sunris...
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Kemono Friends Director Tatsuki Recruits 2 Voice Actresses

Tatsuki also teases image of 2 female characters at Tokyo's Nakano station ― Anime director Tatsuki (Kemono Friends) posted on Twitter on Saturday a recruitment notice for two voice actresses on a "probable work" by his three-person independent animation group irodori. Applicants must send a self-introduction and if possible, a recording of the sample dialogue listed below by January 20. ふと久々に声優さんを募集...

J-Novel Club Licenses '[New Life+] Young Again in Another World' Novel Series

Seres follows man reincarnated in another world ― Digital publishing company J-Novel Club announced on Saturday that it has licensed Mine and Kabocha's [New Life+] Young Again in Another World (Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de) light novel series. The first half of the first volume is available for members to read now, and non-members can read a free preview. J-Novel Club will release the first volume a...
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Yo-kai Watch Shadowside Anime Film Stays at #2 in 3rd Weekend at Box Office

Kamen Rider, Girls und Panzer, Fullmetal Alchemist stay in top 10 Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oni-ō no Fukkatsu (Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: The Return of the Oni King), the fourth film in the Yo-kai Watch franchise, stayed at #2 at the Japanese box office for the December 30-31 weekend. The film sold 131,000 tickets to earn 150 million yen (about US$1.32 million) in its second weekend. The film has earn...
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Ro-Kyu-Bu! Manga's Yūki Takami Launches Tenka Hyakken Manga

Ketsuyuki Tamon also launches separate "pre-comic" for franchise in same issue ― Manga creators Yūki Takami and Ketsuyuki Tamon launched two separate manga adaptations of Dengeki G's magazine's Tenka Hyakken franchise in the February issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic magazine on December 27. Takami's manga is titled Tenka Hyakken -Sai- (Tenka Hyakken -Color-), while Tamon's manga is titled Tenka ...
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Discotek Posts Osomatsu-kun Anime's 1st Episode With English Subtitles

1988 series follows Matsuno sextuplets as children ― Discotek Media began streaming the first English-subtitled episode of the 1988 Osomatsu-kun television anime series on Saturday. Fujio Akatsuka's original manga and "high tension comedy" TV anime centered on the Matsuno household, which has six naughty and mischievous sons (who are sextuplets). All of the sextuplets, including the eldest Osomatsu, ...
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Crunchyroll Adds Desert Punk, Kaze no Stigma, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar Anime

[email protected], Guyver, more Yū Yū Hakusho episodes also added ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday and Thursday that it has added the following anime to its catalog: Desert Punk (U.S. and Canada) Kaze no Stigma (U.S. and Canada) Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar (U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa) [email protected] (U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) Guyver: The ...
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NisiOisin's Densetsu Series Ends With 10th Volume in March

Series launched with Himeiden novel in 2012, inspired manga ― The official Twitter account of writer NisiOisin (Monogatari series, Medaka Box) revealed on December 28 that his Densetsu (Legend) series of novels will end with the 10th volume. The ninth volume, Hikyūden, is slated for February 28, while the 10th volume, Hijūden, is slated for March 28. In the story of the series' first novel, an event ...
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Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody Novels Get Spinoff Manga

Manga launches on February 9 ― The February issue of Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Age magazine revealed on Tuesday that Akira Segami is launching a manga spinoff of Hiro Ainana and shri's Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku) light novel series in the next issue on February 9. The spinoff is a prequel titled Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku EX: A...
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Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san's Soichiro Yamamoto Launches New Manga

Kunoichi Tsubaki no Mune no Uchi centers on ace student with secret curiosity ― The February issue of Shogakukan's Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday) magazine launched a new manga series by Soichiro Yamamoto titled Kunoichi Tsubaki no Mune no Uchi (Inside Tsubaki Kunoichi's Heart) on Friday. The magazine's previous issue teased the plot as centering on the titular Tsubaki Kunoichi, the best student in he...
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Voice Actress Suzuko Mimori, Wrestler Kazuchika Okada Acknowledge Relationship

Both vow to keep working as before, after site reports on their dates together ― Voice actress Suzuko Mimori and professional wrestler Kazuchika Okada posted on Twitter on Saturday to address the report that the two are involved in a romantic relationship. The website Bunshun Online had reported that the two had spent over four hours in each other's homes on the evening of January 9, followed by a da...
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Devilman Whiskey Marks Go Nagai's 50th Anniversary as Creator

What pairs well with a demon-themed series about a part-demon man fighting to save humanity? A whiskey of the same name might. Testing that theory, Shogakukan's Otona no Ippin online shop is offering special Invergordon 1972 whiskey with a Devilman label. Whiskey critic Hideo Yamaoka selected the single grain whiskey to honor Go Nagai's Devilman manga, which launched in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Ma...
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LDK's Ayu Watanabe Launches New Men's Life Manga in February

Manga centers on 2 students who have life-changing meeting ― The February issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed on Friday that Ayu Watanabe (LDK) will launch a new manga titled Men's Life in the magazine's next issue on February 13. The manga will have three color pages, and will feature on the magazine's front cover. The first chapter will be 100 pages long. The magazine's teaser of ...
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Pierce the Heavens in Gurren Lagann's Kamina, Yoko Outfits

SuperGroupies unveiled a new line of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann clothes and accessories on Thursday. Models transformed into Kamina and Yoko for the campaign to show off outfits inspired by the characters. SuperGroupies also began streaming a behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot that created detailed real-world versions of Kamina and Yoko. Hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada and stylist...
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Spiral Artist's Otherside Picnic Manga Launches on February 10

New manga adapts Iori Miyazawa's survival fantasy light novel series ― The February issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Eita Mizuno's manga adaptation of Iori Miyazawa's Urasekai Picnic (Otherside Picnic) novel will launch in the magazine's next issue on February 10. The manga will have a color opening page, and will be featured on the issue's front cover. The first ...

Physical Manga Volume Sales See 12% Drop in 2017

Magazine, manga volume combined sales down 10% from last year ― The All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher's and Editor's Association (AJPEA) released a report on December 25 that estimated that the physical sales of manga compiled book volumes (tankōbon) from January to November 2017 have decreased by 12% from the same period in 2016. Physical sales of books and magazines combined amounted to 1.37 tr...
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Shizuki Fujisawa's Hatsu*Haru Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

Yen Press licensed manga about couple in unlikely relationship ― The January issue of Shogakukan's Betsucomi magazine revealed on December 13 that Shizuki Fujisawa's Hatsu Haru manga will end in five chapters. If there are no delays, the manga will end in May. The manga centers on Kai, a playboy around school, and Riko, a tomboy he has constantly had differences with, falling in love with each other ...

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Debuts in N. America on June 5 With RWBY's Blake Belladonna

Launches in Asia on May 31 with 20 characters built-in, 20 more via DLC ― Arc System Works announced on Saturday that it will release its 2D crossover fighting game BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle in Japan and the rest of Asia on May 31, followed by North Amerca on June 5. Arc System Works also announced that the PlayStation 4/Switch/Steam game will add the character Blake Belladonna from the 3D CG animat...
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Kori no Koe TV Animation Listed on AnimeJapan's Site

The official website for the AnimeJapan 2018 convention updated on Friday with a list of the event's exhibitors and their works. According to the list, the game company Success will exhibit a Kori no Koe television animation. Kori no Koe (Voice of Fox) is the Japanese title of the Chinese comic Hu Li Zhi Sheng by Guang Xian Jun. Success has yet to announce a Kori no Koe television animation, and t...
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Polygon Pictures Sets Up Company to Develop CG Models Using Unreal Engine

Company established together with Historia game developer; plans to create models for anime, games, more ― 3DCG anime studio Polygon Pictures announced on Wednesday that its principal shareholder Polygon Pictures Holdings established a new company named Element Factory on January 4 to develop CG models using Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). Polygon Pictures Holdings established Element Factory in collaboration...
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Shinkai's your name. Anime Film's TV Airing Earns Record 26.3% Combined Real-time, Time-shifted Ratings

Combined rating beats out last year's airings of Frozen, Shin Godzilla ― TV Asahi revealed on Friday that its combined viewer ratings of the January 3 television airing of Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime reached 26.3%. The ratings include the previously reported real-time rating of 17.4% and a time-shift rating of 11.7% (time-shift viewing within seven days), then subtracting out repeated viewings....
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Show By Rock!! Spinoff Manga Ends on January 27

Manga about Tsurezure Naru Ayatsuri Mugenan band launched in December 2016 ― The February issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Rex magazine revealed on December 27 that Kashiko Kurobuchi's Show By Rock!! Tsurezure Naru Ayatsuri Mugenan ~Tsurezure Manyū Ki~ manga will end in the magazine's next issue on January 27. Kurobuchi launched the series in Comic Rex in December 2016 as a spinoff of Sanrio's Show By Roc...
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia Game's Trailer Previews Story, Battles

PS4 game ships in Japan on January 25; in Americas, Europe on February 9 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a gameplay trailer for the The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (Nanatsu no Taizai: Britannia no Tabibito) PlayStation 4 game on Friday. The trailer previews quests, battles, and power-up unlocks at the Boar Hat. The game will ship in the Americas and Europe on February...
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Attack on Titan Season 3's New Visual Features Levi, Kenny

The official website for the third anime season of Attack on Titan revealed a new visual on Saturday featuring Levi and Kenny. The new season will premiere in July. The compilation film for the second season, Gekijōban Shingeki no Kyōjin Season 2: Kakusei no Hōkō (The Roar of Awakening), opened in Japan on Saturday. The anime's 12-episode second season premiered in Japan on April 1. Funimation beg...
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Dagashi Kashi 2 Anime Listed With 12 Episodes

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kotoyama's Dagashi Kashi manga revealed on Friday that the series' second season, Dagashi Kashi 2, will have two Blu-ray Disc releases of six episodes each for a total of 12 episodes. Each episode will be 15 minutes long. The first Blu-ray Disc volume ships in Japan on March 21, and the second volume ships on April 18. Each volume retails...
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Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare Manga Ends, Crimson Love Letter Manga Starts

Manga adaptation of series' 21st film launches on January 25 ― The February issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S magazine concluded Yutaka Abe and Jirō Maruden's manga adaptation of the Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare anime film on December 25. The same issue revealed that Abe and Maruden are launching a new manga adaptation of Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter, the series' 21st anime ...
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Gundam's 'Char' Charged for Riding Sazabi Electric Unicycle on Road

Don't they know who he is?! ― Police have charged a 51-year-old man for allegedly operating a Ninebot One electric unicycle in violation of Japan's road traffic laws in August. The man's electric unicycle had a design inspired by the MSN-04 Sazabi mobile suit that Char pilots in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. According to police, the man was riding the unicycle on public roads. Because it ...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Switch Version Sells 500,000 Copies

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed on Thursday that the Nintendo Switch version of its Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 game has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, including both physical and digital copies. The announcement also noted that there is a shortage of physical copies of the game in Japan, and that a new shipment of copies will arrive in early February. Bandai Namco Entertainment released Drag...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, January 1-7

Splatoon 2 ranks #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: January 1-7 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1NSwSplatoon 2 (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo November 21, 2017 117,840 1,882,709 73 2NSwSuper Mario Odyssey (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo October 27, 2017 110,816 1,508,148 83 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 82,806 1,215,599 77 43...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, December 25-31

Mario Party: The Top 100 game debuts ― Japan's Game Ranking: December 25-31 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1NSwSuper Mario Odyssey (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo October 27 105,051 1,397,332 83 2NSwSplatoon 2 (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo November 21 96,404 1,764,870 73 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28 87,356 1,132,793 77 4...
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Traffic Accidents Top List of Causes of Death for Isekai Protagonists

The mortality rate for an isekai protagonist is astounding ― A dedicated fan apparently decided to compile a list of the causes of death for main characters in isekai stories. A revised chart dated November 28, 2017 that shows the number of isekai works that have certain types of deaths has been circulating online. The chart does not indicate the works in which the deaths occur. "Unknown" deaths top ...
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Precure Super Stars! Film's Trailer Shows Hugtto! Precure Characters

Film to premiere March 17 in Japan ― Toei began streaming a trailer for its upcoming Precure Super Stars! film on Saturday. The video previews the Hugtto! Precure characters, and also shows the new character Clover, a boy who holds the key to the film's story. The film will open in Japan on March 17. The film is part of the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Precure franchise. The film will center ...

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