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Failure Frame Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Song Artists, July 4 Debut

Masaaki Mizunaka, KENN, Daiki Yamashita, Maria Naganawa, more join cast ― The staff for the anime of Kaoru Shinozaki's Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-level Spells (Hazure Waku no "Jōtai Ijō Skill" de Saikyō ni Natta Ore ga Subete wo Jūrin Suru made) light novel series revealed on Sunday the anime's ending theme song's title and artist, additional cast member...
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Mr. Osomatsu Animator Naoyuki Asano's Yomei 3000 Moji Manga Ends

Asano's adaptation of Gyatei Murasaki's short novel stories launched on January 30 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Shogakukan's Manga ONE app revealed on May 6 that it has published the final chapter of animator Naoyuki Asano's Yomei 3000 Moji (3000 Characters Left to Live) manga, the adaptation of Gyatei Murasaki's short novel stories compilation of the same title. The manga also runs...
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The Wizard and His Fairy's Chisato Nesumi Launches Manga Adaptation

Hime-sama no Shitto de Yōjo ni Sareta Danshaku Reijō Desu. debuted on Saturday ― The June issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine revealed on Friday that The Wizard and His Fairy manga creator Chisato Nesumi launched a new manga adaptation of the Hime-sama no Shitto de Yōjo ni Sareta Danshaku Reijō Desu. (I'm a Baron's Daughter Who was Turned into a Little Girl Due to a Princess' Jealousy) story by...
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Ketsugō Danshi: Elements with Emotions -Commitments to Dawn- Manga Ends in June

Series launched in March 2023 ― The June issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine revealed on Friday that Hinano Mitsuki's Ketsugō Danshi: Elements with Emotions -Commitments to Dawn- manga, based on the game by Square Enix, will end in the next issue on June 18. In the "friendship bonding simulation adventure" game, characters who can control a chemical element are known as “Shikenkan.” The story ...
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Taito Milestones 3 Game Gets November, Winter 2024 Releases in Japan, West

Game collection's 3rd installment includes Bubble Bobble, Rastan Saga, Cadash, more ― Game company Taito Corporation and game publisher ININ announced on Saturday that Taito Milestones 3, the third installment of the Taito Milestones game collection series, is scheduled for release in November in Japan, and in winter in the West, digitally for the Nintendo Switch. ININ started streaming an English an...
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Through the Lens Ent. Establishes Manga Development, Publishing Company Hoshi Studios With Offices in Singapore, Japan

Company enters distribution deal with Shogakukan Asia, plans to create manga with goal of turning them into TV anime, films ― Variety reported on Saturday that film studio Through the Lens Entertainment has established a manga development and publishing startup named Hoshi Studios situated in Singapore and Japan. The company has entered a distribution deal with Shogakukan Asia, the Southeast Asian su...
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Kanon Visual Novel Listed on Steam as 'Coming Soon'

Game received Switch edition in April 2023 ― Prototype announced on Friday that it will release Visual Arts/Key's Kanon visual novel on Steam. The Steam store page for the game is live, with the release date listed as "coming soon." The release will feature text in Japanese, English, and Simplified Chinese. The listing describes the game's story: Kanon is the debut work from the visual novel studio, ...
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Live-Action Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyōshi Sequel Casts Raiku, Reveals New Key Visuals, Trailer

Kairu Tamura reprises role as Kazuma ― The staff for Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyōshi Lesson2, the sequel to the live-action series adaptation of sora's Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyōshi (Fallen High School Girl and Disabled Teacher) manga, revealed on May 15 Raiku will join the cast of the show and Kairu Tamura will reprise his role as Kazuma. The staff also revealed a new teaser trailer and a key visual. Th...
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Kinema Citrus Unveils Videos, More Staff for 'Goodbye, Lara,' Ninja Skooler Anime

Both projects commemorate studio's 15th anniversary ― Kinema Citrus opened websites for its newly announced original anime projects Goodbye, Lara (Sayonara Lara) and Ninja Skooler on Sunday. The website posted English-captioned videos and more staff members for both projects, which commemorate the studio's 15th anniversary. Goodbye, Lara (Sayonara Lara) concept trailer Staff: Storyboard/Director: Tak...
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Wagamama High Spec Overclock Sequel Visual Novel Heads West

Sekai Project to release sequel fandisc for PC via Steam ― Sekai Project announced at its panel this year's Anime Central event on Saturday that it will release Wagamama High Spec Overclock (Wagamama High Spec OC), the sequel fandisc to the Wagamama High Spec adult visual novel, in the West for PC via Steam. The release date is to be determined, but Sekai Project confirmed that the game is currently ...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, May 6-12

Stellar Blade rises back up to #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: May 6-12 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS5Stellar Blade Sony Interactive Entertainment April 26 13,033 80,164 2NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 9,652 5,835,236 3NSwEndless Ocean Luminous Nintendo May 2 6,951 35,296 4NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 6,536 3,559,654 5NSwAnimal C...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, May 6-12

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc premiere episode ranks at #2 with 6.9% rating ― Yoshifumi Kondō and Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart film aired on NTV on Friday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 6.5% rating. The live-action Rohan at the Louvre film based on Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure spinoff manga aired on NHK on Monday, May 6 at 3:55 p.m. and earned a 2.4% rat...
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Comic Girls, I'dol Be Back! Creator Kaori Hanzawa Takes 3-Month Hiatus for Maternity Leave

Hanzawa launched I'dol Be Back! in July 2023 ― Manga creator Kaori Hanzawa announced on Thursday that she will take a three-month hiatus starting this month for maternity leave. Hanzawa added however that Houbunsha will still publish bonus manga shorts for I'dol Be Back! in June and July. The manga did not appear in the June issue of Manga Time Kirara Max, which shipped on Friday. Hanzawa launched th...
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Square Enix's Towa Tsugai Game Ends Service on July 23

New "Towa Tsugai Fans" fan community to launch with new story on day main game ends service ― Square Enix announced on Friday that it will end service on its couple-training battle fantasy role-playing game Towa Tsugai on July 23. On the day of the service ending, a "Towa Tsugai Fans" fan community service will launch. Pre-registration for Towa Tsugai Fans is available now. The game will add new main...
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Previews 'Sagamihara Neutralization Operation' Arc in Video

Arc starts in episode premiering on Saturday ― The staff of the television anime of Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga revealed a new trailer on Saturday to preview the upcoming "Sagamihara Neutralization Operation" arc that will premiere later on Saturday. The anime premiered on TV Tokyo on April 13. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs, and it is also streaming an English dub. The anime a...
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The Case Study of Vanitas Manga Takes 2-Month Break

Manga had returned from 11-month hiatus in May 2023 ― Square Enix announced on Friday that Jun Mochizuki's The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) manga will not appear in the June issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine on May 22, nor will it appear in the July issue on June 21. The manga went on hiatus in June 2022, and resumed in May 2023. Yen Press has been publishing the manga simultan...
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MangaGamer to Release Steam Prison - Beyond the Steam Game for Switch, PC

MangaGamer to also release USB physical versions of Umineko When They Cry, Higurashi When They Cry Hou+ ― MangaGamer announced on Friday during its panel at Anime Central that it has licensed HuneX's Steam Prison - Beyond the Steam, the sequel fandisc otome game to Steam Prison, and will release it in English internationally for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and MangaGamer. The company will releas...
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My Hero Academia Season 7 Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, May 18 Premiere

Natalie Van Sistine plays Star and Stripe in dub on Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will premiere the English dub for the seventh season of the My Hero Academia anime on May 18. New cast members include: Natalie Van Sistine as Star and Stripe Kyle Hebert as Agpar William Ofoegbu as Ethan Aiden Call as Biggs Sean Letourneau as Wedge Additional voices include Tyson Rinehart and Wyat...
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Delico's Nursery Anime's 3rd Teaser Video Streamed

Series starring Masakazu Morita, Katsuyuki Konishi, more premieres in July ― The staff of Delico's Nursery, a television anime based on Kenichi Suemitsu's TRUMP 2009 stage play, revealed a third teaser promotional video on Friday. The anime will debut in July on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS. The anime stars: Masakazu Morita as Dali Delico Katsuyuki Konishi as Gerhard Fra Hiro Shimono...
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Takara's Treasure Live-Action Show to Star Yoji Iwase, EIto Konishi

Series based on Minta Suzumaru's boys-love manga to premiere on July 1 ― The official Twitter account for the live-action adaptation of Minta Suzumaru's Takara's Treasure (Takara no Vidro) boys-love manga revealed the show's two main cast members on Friday. The show will star Yoji Iwase (left in image below) as Takara Shiga and Eito Konishi (right) as Taishin Nakao. The show will premiere on BS Asahi...
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Nyaaaanvy Cat Sumo Game Gets 6-Episode Series of Anime Shorts Starting on May 25

Natsuki Hanae, Junko Takeuchi, more star ― Developer Team DigitalMind announced on Friday that it and publisher Phoenixx Inc.'s Nyaaaanvy video game is getting a television anime. The anime series of shorts will air within TV Tokyo's eeny meeny miney mo program that airs on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. starting on May 25. The anime will also be available on Shin-Ei Animation's YouTube channel starting on M...
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Wistoria: Wand and Sword Anime Reveals Character Promo Video, More Cast

Tomokazu Seki, Kōji Yusa join cast for series premiering in July ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Fujino Ōmori and Toshi Aoi's Wistoria: Wand and Sword (Tsue to Tsurugi no Wistoria) manga revealed a new character promotional video and more cast members on Friday. /🙋‍♂️うぃすー!新キャラ&キャスト情報公開!\ウィルのルームメイトであるロスティと、魔法学院の教師であるワークナー&エドワルドが公開!ワークナーは #関智一エドワルドは #遊佐浩二 が担当!🪄キャラPVはこちらhtt...
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Magical Girls holoWitches! Multimedia Project for Hololive Announced With Animated Promo Video

Multimedia project includes anime, manga, livestreams ― Cover Corporation announced on Thursday that it is producing a new multimedia project for its hololive VTuber group titled Magical Girls holoWitches!. The project will include manga, anime, and livestreams. An animated promotional video also released on Thursday. It is currently unclear if the project will include any other animated works aside ...
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2024 Anpanman Film's Clip Features Baikinman

Film opens on June 28 with limited toy tambourine given to young children who attend ― Oricon began streaming a clip on Friday for Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman to Ehon no Lulun (Baikinman and Lulun of the Picture Book), the 35th film in the Anpanman franchise. The video also previews the limited toy tambourine that children in elementary school or younger who see the film will receive. The film will ...
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Live-Action Tanabata no Kuni Series Reveals Teaser Video, More Cast

Ryoko Fujino, Hiroshi Mikami, Takayuki Yamada join cast ― Disney+ began streaming a new teaser trailer for the live-action series of Hitoshi Iwaaki's Tanabata no Kuni (Tanabata Country) manga on Friday. The trailer reveals three new cast members for the series. The new cast members include: Ryoko Fujino as Sachiko Hagshimaru Hiroshi Mikami as Masami Marukami Takayuki Yamada as Yoriyuki Marukami The s...
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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Anime's Video Previews Opening Song

Sumire Uesaka performs opening song, also performs covers of famous songs for each episode's ending ― Kadokawa unveiled a new promotional video for the anime of writer Sunsunsun and artist Momoco's Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san) light novel series on Friday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Ichiban K...
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#DRCL, 'Goodbye, Eri,' River's Edge More Nominated for Eisner Awards

My Picture Diary, The Summer Hikaru Died also nominated ― Comic-Con International announced the nominees for this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Thursday. The following manga were nominated in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category: Shin'ichi Sakamoto's #DRCL midnight children (based on Bram Stoker's Dracula) (translated by Caleb Cook) Tatsuki Fujimoto's Goodbye, ...
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Shosen Hitogoto Desu kara Legal Manga Gets Live-Action Series

Kento Nakajima stars in series premiering on July 19 ― TV Tokyo announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Masamichi Sato, Katsuhito Fujiya, and Yōhei Shimizu's Shosen Hitogoto Desu kara: Toaru Bengoshi no Honne no Shigoto (After All, It's Someone Else's Problem: The Real Work of a Certain Lawyer) manga that will premiere on TV Tokyo on July 19. Kento Nakajima (live-a...
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Mujirushi Shimazaki, Hama's Katsuben Ōji no Hanayome-san Manga Lists 4th Volume as Final Volume (Updated)

4th volume of manga about silent movie narrator, his wife in Taishō Japan ships on July 11 ― Amazon is listing the fourth compiled book volume of Mujirushi Shimazaki and Hama's Katsuben Ōji no Hanayome-san (The Wife of the Silent Movie Narrator Prince) as the final volume. The volume will ship on July 11. The manga is set in Japan's Taishō period, when movies were still called "moving pictures," and ...
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Urara Meirochō's Harikamo Launches New Manga on June 14

11-banme no Neko wa Nene manga follows human child in country of cat people ― The 114th issue of Kadokawa's Harta magazine revealed on Wednesday that Harikamo will launch a new manga titled 11-banme no Neko wa Nene (The 11th Cat is Nene) in the magazine's next issue on June 14. The manga's story centers in a country where cat people live, and human children are not allowed entry and is considered a s...
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The Irregular at Magic High School Season 3 Anime Reveals English Dub Cast, May 17 Premiere

Edward A. Mendoza joins returning cast members ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the third television season of the The irregular at magic high school anime on Friday. The dub cast, which features returning members, includes: Alejandro Saab as Tatsuya Shiba Anairis Quiñones as Miyuki Shiba Emi Lo as Minami Sakurai Maureen Price as Mayumi Saegusa Eri...
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HIDIVE to Stream I Parry Everything Anime

Anime Expo hosts N. American premiere of 1st 2 episodes on July 4 ― HIDIVE announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime of Nabeshiki and Kawaguchi's I Parry Everything: What Do You Mean I'm the Strongest? I'm Not Even an Adventurer Yet! (Ore wa Subete o "Parry" Suru: Gyaku Kanchigai no Sekai Saikyō wa Bōken-sha ni Naritai) light novel series for the summer 2024 season as part of Se...
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Ultraman: Rising CG Animated Film Reveals Japanese Dub Trailer, Cast Members

Hiroko Sakurai, Takaya Aoyagi join cast ― The staff for Ultraman: Rising, the upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film from the streaming service and Tsuburaya Productions, revealed the Japanese dub trailer and more cast members on Friday: The Japanese dub cast includes: Yuki Yamada as Ken Sato Fumiyo Kohinata as Professor Sato Akari Hayami as Ami Wakita Fumihiko Tachiki as Dr. Onda Ayumi Tsunemats...
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Reynatis Game's Trailer Previews Crossover With NEO: The World Ends With You

FuRyu's new action RPG launches in West on September 27 ― NIS America began streaming on Thursday a trailer for FuRyu's new action RPG Reynatis, and it previews the crossover content with Square Enix's NEO: The World Ends with You (Shin Subarashii Kono Sekai) game: NIS America will release the game in the West for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on September 27. The ga...
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SEGA Previews Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Game Cast in New Trailer

Game launches on June 25 ― Sega revealed a new trailer for the upcoming Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble game for Nintendo Switch introducing the characters on Wednesday. The characters include AiAi, MeeMee, Baby, GonGon, YanYan, Doctor, and the new monkey Palette. The game is scheduled for a June 25 release. Players who pre-order the game will receive the Banana Suit as a bonus. There is a solo and l...
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Ema Toyama's Tenseishite mo Neko wa Neko Manga Ends in 2nd Volume

Series ends on July 11 ― Amazon is listing Ema Toyama's Tenseishite mo Neko wa Neko (A Cat will be a Cat Even After Reincarnation) manga as ending with the second volume's release on July 11. The story takes place in a world without cats. On the heroine's way home after defeating the demon king, she encounters a strange, fluffy, four-legged beast who has been transported to this world. Toyama launch...
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Mononoke Anime Film Gets Manga Adaptation

Manga launches on May 26, 1st volume ships on July 23 ― The official Twitter account for Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Monday that the Gekijōban Mononoke: Karakasa (Paper Umbrella) anime film will get a manga adaptation on the Comic Days service that will start on May 26. Amazon is also listing that the manga's first volume will ship on July 23. The film's character designer ...
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27th Detective Conan Film Stays at #1, Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Road to the Top Opens at #6

trapezium films opens at #10 ― The Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film stayed at #1 in its fifth weekend. The film sold 362,000 tickets and earned 534,319,890 yen (about US$3.41 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 8.98 million tickets and earned a cumulative total of 12,876,291,970 yen (about US$82.26 million). The f...
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Kaiju No. 8 Anime Adds Makoto Furukawa to Cast

Furukawa plays Defense Force platoon leader Ryō Ikaruga ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga confirmed one more cast member on Thursday. Makoto Furukawa will play Ryō Ikaruga, a platoon leader in the Defense Force's 3rd Division. The character will appear in the sixth episode on May 18. ◢◤『#怪獣8号』新キャスト解禁💥◥◣斑鳩亮:#古川慎5月18日(土)23時より放送の第6話「夜明けの相模原討伐作戦」に登場!お楽しみに...
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Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play Reveals 'Final' Stage Play's Title, August 31-September 8 Run

Final stage play titled Butai Yowamushi Pedal Over the sweat and tears ― The official website for the stage play adaptations of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal manga announced on Thursday that its new stage play titled Butai Yowamushi Pedal Over the sweat and tears will be the final stage play of the series, and it will run from August 31 to September 8 at the Theater-H in Tokyo. Shatner Nishida is...
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Daewon Media's MUZIK TIGER Characters Get Anime by Shin-Ei Animation

30 1-minute episodes premiere in 2025 ― South Korean media company Daewon Media announced on Thursday that it is collaborating with its longtime partner, Japanese studio Shin-Ei Animation, to produce an anime of its MUZIK TIGER series of characters. The anime will have 30 1-minute episodes, and will premiere simultaneously in Japan and South Korea in 2025. The MUZIK TIGER franchise centers on Toffee,...
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Hosui Yamazaki's Boku-tachi no Shitai Sagashi Manga Listed as Ending in 4th Volume

Volume ships on July 18 ― Amazon is listing the fourth compiled book volume of Hosui Yamazaki's Boku-tachi no Shitai Sagashi (Our Hunt for a Corpse) as the final volume. The volume will ship on July 18. The manga's story begins when Isshin Inui invites his friends to go out on a journey on their bikes to find their long lost friend Ayano Hirakawa, who has been gone for years. Their only clue is a las...
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Hiroshi Motomiya Launches New Manga Series on June 5

Jinsei Iroiro to serialize in Grand Jump ― Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on May 15 that Hiroshi Motomiya will launch a new series title Jinsei Iroiro (The Variety of Life) in this year's 13th issue of the magazine on June 5. The announcement describes the story as following Kurosawa, a man who recently resigned from a prestigious company. Motomiya recently ended the Mirai Banashi (Stories o...
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Live-Action No Domestic Work for Ms. Saionji Series Reveals More Cast

Takashi Fujii, Mari Hamada, Mayū Yokota, more join cast ― The staff for the live-action series adaptation of Hiura's Saionji-san wa Kaji o Shinai (No domestic work for Ms. Saionji) manga announced more cast members on Thursday. The newly announced cast members are (top row, from left to right): Takashi Fujii as Ryuuji Amano, the president of Les Q Mari Hamada as Chisako Satou, who is in charge of rec...
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Zatsu Tabi -That's Journey- Anime's Teaser Unveils Cast, Staff, 2025 TV Debut

Hika Tsukishiro stars in Makaria anime helmed by Re:ZERO's Masaharu Watanabe ― Kadokawa unveiled a new teaser promotional video, teaser visual, cast, staff, and 2025 television premiere date for the anime of Kenta Ishizaka's Zatsu Tabi - That's Journey manga on Thursday. Hika Tsukishiro voices the protagonist Chika Suzugamori in the anime. Masaharu Watanabe (Wakaba Girl, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Ano...
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ATASHIn'CHI Net Anime Reveals Title, 5-Episode Length, June 5 Debut

ATASHIn'CHI Next debuts 1 episode a month until October ― SC Digital announced on Wednesday that the new net anime for the ATASHIn'CHI franchise will stream the first of five episodes on June 5 at 6:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. EDT) under the title ATASHIn'CHI Next. The second episode will debut on July 5, followed by the third episode on August 5, the fourth episode on September 5, and the fifth and final epi...
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Seven Seas Licenses The Barbarian's Bride, My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case Files, 2 More Manga

Also licensed: Tiger & Dragon, Nakamura-san, the Uninvited Gyaru, plus The New Recruit BL webtoon/manhwa ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Noriaki Kotoba's The Barbarian's Bride, Natsumi Ito's My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case Files, Mizuki Hoshino's Tiger & Dragon, and Sachiko Orihara's Nakamura-san, the Uninvited Gyaru manga all for an October 2024 print release...

Hisaya Nakajo's Hana-Kimi Shōjo Manga Gets Anime

Crunchyroll to stream upcoming anime ― Aniplex and Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that the late manga creator Hisaya Nakajo's Hana-Kimi manga is inspiring an anime. In addition, Crunchyroll announced that it will stream the anime when it premieres in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, the CIS, and India. The announcement did not reveal the deb...
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Blue Lock Manga Listed With New Prologue Novel

Blue Lock: Tatakai no Mae, Bokura wa. Aryū, Barō, Yukimiya novel debuts on July 17 ― Amazon listed a new light novel for Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock manga titled Blue Lock: Tatakai no Mae, Bokura wa. Aryū, Barō, Yukimiya (Blue Lock: Before the Fight, We are Aryu, Barō, Yukimiya) that will ship on July 17. The novel is penned by Momo Moegi and Nomura. The light novel series is se...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 12-18

KONOSUBA - An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 anime; My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv999, Kei X Yaku: Bound By Law manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 14 Kitty Twin Treats - Volume 3 BDCite Kitty Media US$39.99 May 14 Kitty's Twin Treats - Volum...
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A Girl and Her Guard Dog Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Riko Fukumoto, SixTONES' Jesse star in spring 2025 film ― Hatsuharu's A Girl & Her Guard Dog (Ojō to Banken-kun) manga is getting a live-action film in spring 2025. The film stars Riko Fukumoto as Isaku and SixTONES idol group member Jesse as Keiya. Keiichi Kobayashi is directing the film. Yо̄suke Masaike is writing the screenplay. Yurika Koike is producing. TOHO is distributing the film. The series ...
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Cells at Work: Baby!'s Yasuhiro Fukuda Launches New 'Black Color' Manga on May 23

Fukuda draws, Osamu Hara credited for original work about office worker beating heroes through "organizational reform" ― The 24th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine announced on Thursday that Osamu Hara and Yasuhiro Fukuda will launch a new manga titled Black Color in the magazine's next issue on May 23. Hara is credited for the original work and Fukuda will draw the manga. The manga centers on Sug...
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Penguin Random House Publisher Services, Tokyopop Enter Multi-Year Sales/Distribution Agreement

PRHPS to sell, distribute Tokyopop frontlist/backlist worldwide starting on January 1, 2025 ― Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS), a division of Penguin Random House, announced on Wednesday that it has entered a a multi-year sales and distribution agreement with Tokyopop. PRHPS will sell and distribute the entire Tokyopop frontlist and backlist across all sales channels worldwide, startin...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! Game's PS5, PS4, Xbox, PC Versions Head West on July 16

PS5, Xbox Series X|S versions get physical releases ― Sega announced on Wednesday that it will release the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! (Kimetsu no Yaiba Mezase! Saikyō Taishi! in Japan) board game-style video game for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in North America and Europe digitally on July 16. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions wil...
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FuRyu Announces New Beyblade X: XONE Game for Switch, PC

1st online battle game for franchise launches on November 14 in Japan ― FuRyu announced on Wednesday a new game in the Beyblade franchise titled Beyblade X: XONE . The game will launch for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam in Japan on November 14. According to the company, this is the game for the series with online battles. There will be a special Beyblade "Shinobi Knife 4-60LF Metal Coat: Blue" excl...

Netflix Reveals Terminator Zero Anime to Premiere Worldwide on August 29

Showrunner/executive producer Mattson Tomlin writes story, Masashi Kudo directs at Production I.G ― Netflix revealed on Wednesday Skydance Animation and Production I.G's Terminator Zero, the anime series based on the Terminator film franchise, which will premiere worldwide on the service on August 29. Netflix also revealed "first look photos" of the series: IMG terminator1.png Image courtesy of Netfl...
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VTuber Legend Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa, Launches 'Live-On!' YouTube Channel

Key visual also revealed ― The staff for the television anime of Nana Nanato's VTuber Legend: How I Went Viral after Forgetting to Turn Off My Stream light novel series revealed the anime's key visual and another cast member, and opened its official "Live-On!" YouTube channel with its first video on Wednesday. The newly announced cast member is Yōko Hikasa as Haru Asagiri, from the first generation o...

Hideaki Anno: There May Be Plans for More Evangelion

Director adds that there are no definite plans, but it would be helmed by "someone other than himself" ― In a recent interview with The Asahi Shimbun newspaper, director Hideaki Anno acknowledged that "there may be plans" for more in the Evangelion anime franchise, but possibly with "someone other than [himself]" at the helm, who would receive a high degree of freedom. He added that there are no defi...
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Kadokawa Co-Produces Anime for Garena Free Fire Battle Royale Shooter

Japanese studio to handle production slated for broadcast, streaming globally ― Kadokawa and Singaporean game developer and publisher Garena announced on Monday that they are co-producing an anime adaptation of Garena's Garena Free Fire battle royale shooting game, with a Japanese studio handling the animation. Kadokawa's Kadokawa Qingyu subsidiary is the production manager. The anime is planned to b...
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Monster Hunter Game Series Reaches 100 Million Sales

Monster Hunter Rise reaches 15 million sales ― The official Twitter account for Capcom's Monster Hunter Rise game revealed on Tuesday that the Monster Hunter game franchise has reached 100 million sales worldwide. The account also revealed the latest mainline game has sold 15 million copies worldwide, while the DLC Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has reached 8 million sales. Monster Hunter Rise, the la...
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Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Game's Switch Version Delayed to July 25 in West

Game originally slated for June 2024 release ― Aksys Games revealed in a new trailer on Tuesday for the Nintendo Switch version of Tokyo Xanadu eX+, the enhanced version of Nihon Falcom's Tokyo Xanadu game, that the game's release will be delayed to July 25. The Switch version was originally slated for a June release. Nihon Falcom's Tokyo Xanadu game shipped for PlayStation Vita in Japan in September...
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Too Mizuguchi's My Not-So-Fair Lady is Doomed! Manga Listed to End in 3rd Volume on July 5

Manga adaptation of Kiri Komori's light novel series launched in 2020 ― Amazon is listing the third compiled book volume of Too Mizuguchi's My Not-So-Fair Lady is Doomed! (But Not If I Can Help It) (Uchi no Ojō-sama ga Hametsu End Shika nai Akuyaku Reijō no Yōnanode Ore ga Kyūsai Shitai to Omoimasu.) manga as its final volume, which will ship on July 5. The manga is an adaptation of Kiri Komori's lig...
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NieR Franchise's YoRHa: Pearl Harbor Descent Record Manga Listed to End With 4th Volume on July 5

Manga based on Butai Shōnen YoRHa stage play series launched in December 2020 ― Amazon is listing the fourth compiled book volume of Megumu Soramichi's YoRHa – Pearl Harbor Descent Record – A NieR:Automata Story (YoRHa Shinjuwan Takashika Sakusen Kiroku) manga as the final volume, which will ship on July 5. Soramichi launched the manga based on the Butai Shōnen YoRHa stage play series on Square Enix'...
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HIGH CARD -◇9 No Mercy Manga Listed to End in 3rd Volume

Final volume ships on July 5 ― Amazon is listing the third compiled book volume of Homura Kawamoto and Ebimo's High Card -♢9 No Mercy manga as its final volume, which will ship on July 5. The manga's story centers on Percy Parker, an ordinary student, who attracts the attention of mysterious people when he gets his hand on a mysterious-looking card. The manga launched on Square Enix's Manga UP! servi...
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Antarctic Press' Kickstarter Campaign to Release Monkey Peak Hardcover Manga in English Reaches Goal in 1st Day

Campaign to release Kōji Shinasaka, Akihiro Kumeta's 2016 manga reaches US$1,000 goal ― Antarctic Press launched on Tuesday a Kickstarter campaign to release a hardcover version of the first volume of Kōji Shinasaka and Akihiro Kumeta's Monkey Peak manga in English. The campaign successfully met its US$1,000 goal within the first day. The campaign ends on June 7. As of press time, it has met US$1,280...
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Transformers: Earthspark Animated Series Reveals Season 2 Trailer

Season two premieres on June 7 ― The Transformers Official YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer for the second season of the Transformers: Earthspark animated series on Monday. The second season premieres on Paramount+ on June 7. The show debuted exclusively on Paramount+ in the United States in November 2022, and debuted on Paramount+ and select Nickelodeon channels internationally. The ani...
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Sony Interactive Entertainment Appoints 2 New CEOs Hideaki Nishino, Hermen Hulst

Nishino to lead Platform Business Group, Hulst to lead Studio Business Group ― Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced on Monday the appointment of Hideaki Nishino as CEO of SIE's Platform Business Group, and Hermen Hulst as CEO of SIE's Studio Business Group, effective on June 1. SIE's interim CEO Hiroki Totoki will continue his role as chairman of SIE, in addition to his role as president, c...
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The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses Season 2 Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals 'Family' Cast, July 4 Premiere

Rie Takahashi, Ayana Taketatsu, Reina Ueda, Kana Hanazawa, Yū Serizawa join cast ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Kouji Seo's The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses (Megami no Café Terrace) manga revealed on Wednesday the first promotional video, visual, more cast, and July 4 premiere for the second season. The video and visual introduce new characters from the rival café Family, which inc...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! Game Gets Digital Releases on PS5, PS4, Xbox, PC on July 17

Game adds Kanao, Genya in free update this summer ― The official Japanese website of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! (Kimetsu no Yaiba Mezase! Saikyō Taishi! in Japan) board game-style video game announced on Monday that the game will get digital releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on July 17. Pre-orders for each platform will st...
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Frieren, Medalist Win 48th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards (Updated)

I See Your Face, Turned Away also honored ― Japanese publisher Kodansha announced the winners on Tuesday for its 48th annual Manga Awards. Best Shōnen Manga Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (was also nominated in 2022)Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe Other nominees included The Fragrant Flower Blooms With Dignity, Gachiakuta, Tank Chair, and Daemons of the Shadow Realm. Best Shōjo Manga I See Your Face, Tur...
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I Parry Everything Anime Reveals More Cast & Staff, Theme Song Artists, July 4 Debut

Ayumu Murase, Shunsuke Takeuchi join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Nabeshiki and Kawaguchi's I Parry Everything: What Do You Mean I'm the Strongest? I'm Not Even an Adventurer Yet! (Ore wa Subete o "Parry" Suru: Gyaku Kanchigai no Sekai Saikyō wa Bōken-sha ni Naritai) light novel series revealed on Tuesday the anime's key visual, additional cast and staff members, theme song...
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Minta Suzumaru's Boys-Love Manga Takara's Treasure Gets Live-Action Show

Show premieres on July 1 ― The official Twitter account for Shinchosha's Dear+ magazine revealed on Tuesday that Minta Suzumaru's Takara's Treasure (Takara no Vidro) boys-love manga is inspiring a live-action adaptation that will premiere on the BS Asahi, TV Kanagawa, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, Hokkaido Broadcasting Co., Ltd., and CBC TV channels on July 1. The project will also stream exclusively in...
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Annecy Screens The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Footage in June

Film opens on December 13 ― Entertainment trade magazine Variety revealed on Monday that The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, the new feature film by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Eden of the East), will show the "first publicly screened footage" of the film at this year's Annecy International Film Festival. The film's producer Jason De...

GoFundMe Campaign Launched for Pokémon Voice Actress Rachael Lillis

Campaign to fund home care nurse as Lillis fights cancer ― A GoFundMe campaign launched on Monday for voice actress Rachael Lillis to help fund a home care nurse. The campaign revealed that Lillis has been diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to her spine, thus leaving her barely able to walk. The campaign noted that Lillis has been in a nursing home in Los Angeles since late January to recei...
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K Manga to Simulpub Naruki's Glasses with a Chance of Delinquent Manga in English

New chapters publish monthly for Megane Tokidoki Yankee-kun ― Kodansha's K MANGA service announced on Monday that it will simultaneously publish Naruki's Megane Tokidoki Yankee-kun with the Japanese release under the English title Glasses with a Chance of Delinquent. The company describes the story: Delinquent-hating Momose dreams of leading a peaceful high school life. So, what is she doing, falling...
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Akeji Fujimura Collaborates for Music Album Manga Project Kickstarter Campaign

Album songs by Tobias Dray designed for each manga chapter ― Musician Tobias Dray announced on crowdfunding site Kickstarter a new album manga project on Monday in collaboration with Kami-sama no Iu Toori artist Akeji Fujimura. "The First Music Album Manga - Dray X Fujimura" project will combine Dray's new album with a 1-shot manga penned by Fujimura. Each song will accompany and be tailored to one c...
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Kenkyo na Circle, Hayato Satō Collaborate on New Manga Series

Kuni o Owareta Ryūshi-san, Hirowareta Ringoku de Ukkari Musō Shite Shimau. launched on May 9 ― Kodansha's Morning Magazine revealed on May 9 that I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince creator Kenkyo na Circle and Mizu no Revolver creator Hayato Satō have launched a new series together titled Kuni o Owareta Ryūshi-san, Hirowareta Ringoku de Ukkari Musō Shite Shimau. ~Jakushō Kokka ga Tairiku Saikyō no ...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Launch Psych House Manga in English

Omusuke Kobayashi launched manga on Monday ― Viz Media and Shueisha's Manga Plus began publishing Omusuke Kobayashi Psych House (Saikurubiyori) manga in English on Sunday. Manga Plus describes the story: Psych House--a special home set up for those with supernatural powers. One day, Nemuru, a boy with a Psych that allows him to change size, invites Kotone, a girl with a teleportation Psych, to live a...
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Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution Game's Opening Movie Trailer Reveals Xbox Series X|S Version in 2024

Game launches on PS5, PS4, Switch in West on Tuesday ― Idea Factory International announced on Monday that it will release the Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution game physically and digitally for Xbox Series X|S in 2024. The company streamed an opening movie trailer that features the song "Dream On" by Ayane: The game will launch physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Sw...
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'Shōsetsuka ni Narō' Novel Website Scraped for A.I. Developer

Over 700,000 works sourced from self-publishing website ― Naro FanDB, an unofficial fan X (formerly Twitter) account for the Japanese novel website Shōsetsuka ni Narō, posted on April 27 that a public dataset from the RyokoAI project scraped about 711,700 works from the website. Datasets can be used for the training of A.I. models. Netizens questioned the ethics of using works from Shōsetsuka ni Narō...
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Survive Said the Prophet's 'Make / Break Yourself' N. America Tour Hits 7 Cities in July (Updated)

Band performs in New York, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego from July 3-15 ― Rock ensemble Survive Said the Prophet announced its "Make / Break Yourself" North American tour dates on Monday. Tickets for the tour are currently on sale. The tour dates and venues are: July 3 – NY, New York, Le Poisson Rouge July 5– ON, Toronto, Lee's Palace July 7– IL, Chicago, Reggies July 1...
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Hollywood Reporter: Film Writer David Callaham to Pen Next Installment in Godzilla/Kong Film Series

Callaham credited for 2014 live-action Godzilla film's story ― News entertainment website The Hollywood Reporter reported on Friday that screenwriter David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse films) will write the script for Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's "next installment of ... [the] Godzilla/Kong monster movie series." Callaham recei...
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Ran Kuze's Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms Manga Gets TV Anime

Yoshiaki Okumura directs anime at SynergySP ― A website opened on Monday to announce the television anime adaptation of Ran Kuze's Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms (Kuroiwa Medaka ni Watashi no Kawaii ga Tsūjinai) manga. The website also revealed the anime's staff, teaser visual, and a promotional video. Yoshiaki Okumura (The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made, Element...
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Kinokoinu - Mushroom Pup Manga Gets TV Anime This Fall

Heartwarming story about Mushroom Pup, picture book author ran from 2010-2022 ― Publisher Tokuma Shoten announced on Monday that Kimama Aoboshi's Kinokoinu - Mushroom Pup manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will premiere this fall. The heartwarming story centers on a Mushroom Pup who is one day born in the yard of picture book author Hotaru Yuyami. It wags its tail just like a dog, bu...
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The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases Anime Reveals 3rd Promo Video

Fantasy series premiered on April 1 ― The staff for the television anime of Shin Kouduki's The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases (Dekisokonai to Yobareta Moto Eiyū wa, Jikka Kara Tsuihōsareta node Suki Katte ni Ikiru Koto ni Shita) heroic fantasy light novel series unveiled a new promotional video for the anime on Monday. The staff also revealed more channels where the anime will air in Japan:...
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Tetsuo Hara, Nobuhiko Horie, Masato Deguchi's Keiji's Kabuki Adventure Manga Gets Stage Play Adaptation

THE RAMPAGE vocalist Riku stars as Keiji Maeda ― A website opened on Sunday to announce the stage play adaptation of Tetsuo Hara, Nobuhiko Horie, and Masato Deguchi's Keiji's Kabuki Adventure (Maeda Keiji Kabuki Tabi) manga titled Maeda Keiji Kabuki Tabi STAGE&LIVE ~Higo no Tora ・ Katō Kiyomasa-hen~ (Keiji's Kabuki Adventure STAGE&LIVE ~The Tiger of Higo ・ Kiyomasa Katō Arc~). The stage play will run...
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NHK World Streams Documentary About Masao Maruyama in English

28-minute documentary streams on NHK World Japan until April 28, 2025 ― NHK World Japan is streaming its documentary about producer Masao Maruyama as part of its Anime Manga Explosion program in English. The 28-minute documentary is free to watch and takes viewers inside Studio M2 and features several industry personalities. The documentary was broadcast on April 28 and will be available to watch unt...
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-KanColle- Miiro no Alto Sax Manga's 4th Volume Listed as Final Volume

Spinoff manga focusing on Shikinami learning jazz launched in December 2019 ― Kadokawa is listing the fourth compiled book volume of Gao Yuzuki's -KanColle- Miiro no Alto Sax (KanColle: The Marine Blue Alto Sax) manga as the final volume. The volume will ship on June 25. The manga is based on C2 and Kadokawa Games' Kancolle web browser games, and focuses on the destroyer Shikinami. When she is moved ...
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Cagaster of an Insect Cage's Kachō Hashimoto Launches New Manga on June 4

Hashimoto to launch Rukiora to Makyō no Shōkan-in manga ― Manga creator Kachō Hashimoto announced on her X (formerly Twitter) account on May 1 that she will launch a new manga titled Rukiora to Makyō no Shōkan-in (Rukiora and the Demon Realm's Trading Company Employee) in Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga app on June 4. The manga will serialize weekly. 【連載告知】6/4よりマガポケさんにて「ルキオラと魔境の商館員」連載開始いたします!アルボス終わっ...
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Naoko Yamada, Science Saru's Kimi no Iro Anime Film Unveils More Cast

Yasuko, Aoi Yūki, Minako Kotobuki, Keiko Toda join cast as Totsuko's roommates, Kimi's grandmother ― The staff for Kimi no Iro (The Colors Within or literally, Kimi's Colors), a new anime feature film by Science SARU and director Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice), revealed four more cast members for the film on Monday. The new cast members play the co-lead Totsuko's roommates (who...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II Season's New Promo Video Previews Next Arc

'Teleportation Labyrinth' arc begins on May 26 ― The staff for Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation II, the second Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation anime season, revealed a new promotional video and a new key visual for the Tenii Meikyū-hen (Teleportation Labyrinth arc) on Sunday. The new arc begins on May 26. The season returned on April 7 at 24:00 (effectively, April 8 at midnight or April 7 ...
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Odekake Kozame Anime About Young Shark Gets New Series (Updated)

60th, final episode of previous anime streamed on YouTube on Friday ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Penguin Box's Odekake Kozame (Little Shark's Outings) manga announced on Friday that the manga will get a new anime series. Update: The staff revealed a visual for the new series in a press release on Saturday. The previous anime series debuted on YouTube last August, and its 60th and f...
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Jump TOON Vertical-Scrolling Manga App Reveals Partial Lineup Including Haikyu!!, Manga by Ghost Mikawa

App listed as launching on May 29 ― This year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced a partial lineup on Monday for the publisher's upcoming "Jump TOON" vertical-scrolling manga service. The service will feature new chapters of manga weekly, and the 24th issue revealed the lineup for manga that will release on Mondays and Tuesdays. The new service will feature a vertical-scr...
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Akira Konno's Kujima Utaeba Ie Hororo Comedy Manga Gets Anime

Recently ended manga follows middle school student living with mysterious bird-looking creature ― Shogakukan announced on Friday that Akira Konno's Kujima Utaeba Ie Hororo manga is inspiring an anime. The "bird(?) home comedy" manga's story starts when first-year middle school student Arata Kōda meets a mysterious bird-looking creature named Kujima in autumn. Hungry and craving Japanese food, Kujima ...
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Until Your Bones Rot Manga Creator Yae Utsumi Launches New Series

Shiganbana debuts in 25th issue of Weekly Young Magazine ― This year's 24th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Monday that Until Your Bones Rot manga creator Yae Utsumi will launch a new series Shiganbana in the next issue on May 20. The story follows a serial killer in pursuit of a beautiful woman. Utsumi launched the The Shadows of Who We Once Were (Nare no Hate no Bokura) manga ...
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Gorillaman 40 Family Arc Spinoff Manga Ends

5th volume of overall Gorillaman 40 manga to ship in July ― The Family Arc spinoff manga of Harold Sakuishi's Gorillaman 40 ended in this year's 24th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine on Monday. The Family Arc launched as a one-shot in October 2022, and then began serialization in December 2023. The fourth compiled volume of the overall Gorillaman 40 manga (which includes the first six chapte...

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