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Dragon Ball Super Manga Launches 'Galactic Patrol Prisoner Arc' Next Month

New arc expands beyond events of anime, skips Broly film ― This year's January issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine announced on Wednesday that Toyotaro's Dragon Ball Super manga will launch a new "Galactic Patrol Prisoner Arc" in the next issue on December 21. This month's chapter 42 finished the manga's version of the events of the Dragon Ball Super anime before introducing new characters for the ne...
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Life-Size Moving Gundam Statue to Be Unveiled in Yokohama in 2020

City to debut updated 18-meter statue in summer of Tokyo Olympics ― During the live project announcement stream for the Gundam franchise's 40th anniversary on Wednesday, the "Gundam Global Challenge" project announced that it is now aiming to make a life-size moving Gundam statue in 2020. Under the new title of "Gundam Factory Yokohama," the project is collaborating with the city of Yokohama to bring...
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Kakegurui Anime's 2nd Season Reveals New Visual, Characters

2nd season premieres in January ― The official website for the second anime season based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui manga revealed a new visual as well as visuals for new characters for the anime on Tuesday. The new characters include: Rei "Batsubami" Terano Totobami Yumi Totobami Erimi Mushibami Miyo Inbami Miri Inbami Sumika Warakubami Nozomi Komabami Miroslava Honebami Ibara O...
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Gundam: Hathaway's Flash Film Trilogy, Reconguista in G Film Project Confirmed

The Origin gets TV airing, Gundam Build & SD Gundam get new works ― The anime studio Sunrise confirmed in a live project announcement stream on Wednesday that it is producing five projects for the Gundam franchise's 40th anniversary: a film trilogy based on Yoshiyuki Tomino's Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway (Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash) novel series, a compilation film project of the G...
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Live-Action I''s Series Casts Konatsu Katō

Katō plays Ichitaka's neighbor Aiko Asō in 13-episode series premiering on December 21 ― The staff of the live-action series adaptation of Masakazu Katsura's I''s manga revealed on Wednesday that Konatsu Katō will play Aiko Asō, a native of Akita prefecture and Ichitaka's neighbor in the apartment building. The 13-episode series will premiere on December 21 at 9:00 p.m. and air on SKY PerfecTV!'s BS ...
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Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai TV Anime Casts Rumi Okubo, Yōji Ueda, Nao Tōyama

Shirobako creators' January anime about pilots for hire ― The official website for director Tsutomu Mizushima and scriptwriter Michiko Yokote's original television anime project Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai (Kotobuki - The Wasteland Squadron) revealed on Wednesday that Rumi Okubo, Yōji Ueda, and Nao Tōyama will join the anime's cast. The three will voice the following characters (all previously revealed ...
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Kingdom Hearts III Game Wraps Development

Trailer highlights worlds in PS4/Xbox One game slated for January ― Square Enix confirmed on Tuesday that it has "wrapped up" development on its Kingdom Hearts III game. Square Enix also began streaming a new trailer for the game on Tuesday. The trailer shows some of the worlds featured in the game. Square Enix will release Kingdom Hearts III on January 25 in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,...
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Sentimental Graffiti Game's Event Crowdfunding Campaign Ends Successfully

Campaign raised 34.7 million yen for 20th anniversary event in January ― GungHo Online Entertainment's Campfire crowdfunding campaign to fund a 20th anniversary event for NEC Interchannel's Sentimental Graffiti dating simulation game ended successfully on November 11 after raising 34,701,700 yen (about US$308,000). The campaign launched on October 11 with an initial goal of 10 million yen (about US$8...
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Dragon: Marked for Death Game's Trailer Reveals January 31 Release

Inti Creates' Switch game first announced in 2017 ― Inti Creates began streaming an animated trailer for its Dragon: Marked for Death Nintendo Switch game on Saturday. The video reveals that the game will debut on January 31, 2019 in Japan, North America, and Europe. In Japan, the game will get a physical release on January 31 and a digital release on an as-yet-undecided date. In the West, the game w...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 18-24

Blend S, Garo -Vanishing Line-, Fireworks, Fate/Apocrypha, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower anime; Inside Mari, PEZ, Ran And The Gray World, Wonderland manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Blend-S BDPlease Aniplex of America US$124.98 November 20 Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond BD/DVDCite Funimation Entertainment US$64.98 November 20 Fate/Apocryp...
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SteveS Manga About Apple Co-Founders Gets Kickstarter Campaign for English Translation

Tokyo Otaku Mode already translated volume 1, posted for free ― Tokyo Otaku Mode opened a Kickstarter campaign last Monday for an English translation of manga creator duo UME and story writer Keiichi Matsunaga's SteveS manga about Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The project is seeking 3.3 million yen (US$29,272) by December 17 in order to translate volumes 2-6. As of press time, the p...
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Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer Film Earns 120 Million Yuan as #5 Japanese Film in China

Film ranks #2 in opening weekend ― The Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer anime film opened in China on November 9 and earned 80 million yuan (about US$11.5 million) in its opening weekend to rank at #2 on the weekend box office. By November 18, the film had earned 120 million yuan (about US$17.2 million or 1.9 million yen) on about 7,000 screens. The film's box office takings mark a record high for ...
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Gets Deluxe Edition for PS4 in January with All 8 DLC Characters

New edition launches in Japan on January 31 ― The January issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Bandai Namco Entertainment will release a "Deluxe Edition" of the PlayStation 4 version of the Dragon Ball FighterZ game on January 31. The edition will include all eight previously released DLC characters: Broly, Bardock, Fused Zamasu, Vegito Blue, Base Goku, Base Vegeta, Cooler, ...
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Endro~! Anime's Promo Video Previews Theme Song, January 12 Premiere

Main cast performs opening song, Inori Minase performs ending song ― The official website for Studio Gokumi's original television anime Endro~! began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Tuesday. The video reveals the show's theme song information and premiere date. "Yūsha Party," a group consisting of cast members Hikaru Akao, Shiina Natsukawa, Ari Ozawa, and Inori Minase performing in c...

Netflix Announces December Premiere Dates for Baki, Sirius the Jaeger, Hi Score Girl Anime

Also: Last Hope part 2 ― Netflix U.S. announced on Tuesday that it will premiere Baki on December 18, Sirius the Jaeger and the second part of Last Hope on December 21, and Hi Score Girl on December 24. All four are labelled as Netflix Original anime. Other previously revealed anime premiering on Netflix in December include Hero Mask (December 3), Neo Yokio Pink Christmas (December 7), and Back Stree...
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J-Novel Club Launches Online Manga Reader, Licenses 5 Manga Titles

Seirei Gensouki, Infinite Dendrogram, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom manga editions included ― J-Novel Club announced the its first five manga licenses on Tuesday. The first chapters of all five are now available for free on the company's new manga reader. The manga are as follows: Title: A Very Fairy Apartment (Uchi no Apaato no Yōsei-san) Author: Amakara Surume Translator: Alexander Keller-...

Funimation Reveals Cast, Staff, Streaming for New 2019 Fruits Basket TV Anime

In case you missed it, more details, including the Japanese staff and cast for one of the most requested anime remakes of all time. ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will stream a new television anime adaptation for Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga. Funimation stated the anime will air in Japan on TV Tokyo in 2019, and Funimation will stream the anime on FunimationNow. Funimation also conf...

Revisions Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa, Yukari Tamura, Houchu Ohtsuka

Cast as dog-eared "Revisions" foes in January anime ― The official website for Fuji TV and Shirogumi's Revisions original television anime announced three more cast members on Tuesday: Yōko Hikasa as Chiharu Isurugi, a beautiful Revisions with dog ears and a tail. Always calm and relaxed, she's very arrogant towards the people of Shibuya. She believes she is fulfilling a great duty for the sake of he...
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My Sister, My Writer Anime Episode 7 Delayed by 1 Week

Episode 6 to rerun in its place this week ― The official website and Twitter account for the My Sister, My Writer television anime announced on Tuesday that episode 7 has been pushed back by one week due to production delays. The various television channels will air a rebroadcast of episode 6 instead this week. AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and the streaming services dAnime Store and AbemaTV wil...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, November 12-18

2018 Crayon Shin-chan film sells 1,698 more, followed by My Hero Academia, Wotakoi, 2018 Detective Conan film, Seiyū Event DVD Kikaku Jinrō Battle ― Seiyū Event DVD Kikaku Jinrō Battle lies and the truth 2018 June ~Jinrō vs. Kaitō~ sold 426 more copies for a new total of 1,595 copies. In its second week, it dropped from #11 to #31 on the overall DVD chart. The stage production Touken Ranbu Hiden: Yui...

Anime Studio Xebec's Production Operations to Be Transfered to Sunrise

Parent company: Yamato 2199/2202 & Nadesico studio has been in the red ― IG Port, the parent company of several anime studios including Production I.G and WIT Studio, announced that its board of directors decided on Tuesday to transfer the production operations of one of its consolidated subsidiaries, the anime studio Xebec, to Sunrise. Sunrise added that it plans to establish a new subsidiary to tak...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, November 12-18

[email protected] SideM concert sells 3,062 more, followed by Wotakoi, Sailor Moon S, My Hero Academia, Hisone & Misotan ― The [email protected] SideM 3rd Live Tour ~Glorious [email protected]!~ Live Blu-ray Side Makuhari sold 3,062 more copies for a new total of 31,684. It dropped from #1 to #2 in its second week on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The Blu-ray + DVD Set for the overseas live-action film Pacific Rim: Uprising...
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Dororo Stage Play Unveils More Cast, Visual

Hiroki Suzuki, Rie Kitahara, Shōtarō Arisawa star in March 2019 play ― The staff for the stage play adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo manga revealed the stage play's cast and visual on Tuesday. The cast, including the previously announced Hiroki Suzuki, includes: Hiroki Suzuki as Hyakkimaru (Suzuki also plays Hyakkimaru in the upcoming anime) Rie Kitahara as Dororo Shōtarō Arisawa as Tahōmaru Kento...
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Kemono Friends 2 Anime Casts Mami Yamashita, Kaori Maeda

Voices of Margay, Giant Panda in January anime ― The official Twitter account for the Kemono Friends franchise revealed more cast members for Kemono Friends 2, the second season of the Kemono Friends anime, on Tuesday. The new cast members include: Mami Yamashita as Margay Kaori Maeda as Giant Panda Yamashita returns from the first anime in the same role. The anime will premiere on January 7 at 26:05...
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Hulu Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Films

2004 film, 2016 film available in U.S. ― Hulu added the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions films for users in the United States on November 15. Warner Bros. and 4Kids Entertainment produced Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie as an American original film based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. It opened in the United States in 2004 and later aired in Japan as a TV movie in 2005. Fathom Events desc...
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Gundam 00 Stage Play Reveals New Visual

The official website for the stage play adaptation of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime revealed a new visual for the play on Tuesday. The play will run at the Nippon Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo from February 15-18, and then at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka on February 23 and 24. Theaters throughout Japan will stream the 4:30 p.m. performance on February 24 from Osaka live. Fumiya Matsuzaki is dir...
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Prison Lab Manga Gets Anime on Anime Beans App

Winter anime for revenge manga about student who imprisons his bully ― The official Twitter account for the LINE LIVE service announced on Monday that an anime adaptation of Chiho Minase and Kantetsu's Kangoku Jikken -Prison Labo- manga has been green-lit for Production I.G's Anime Beans app this winter. The app is running an audition for voice actors for the anime, and began accepting applications o...
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Uirabu., Precure, Godzilla Films Stay in Top 10 at Japanese Box Office

Zoku Owarimonogatari, Anemone fall off list ― The live-action film of Yukimo Hoshimori's Uirabu. -Uiuishii Koi no Ohanashi- (Uirabu.: Story of Innocent Love) manga fell from #3 to #5 in its second weekend. The film earned 99,410,600 yen (about US$883,000) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 434,451,900 yen (about US$3.85 million). The film sold 143,000 tickets and earned 170 m...
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Live-Action Touken Ranbu Film's 1st Teaser Highlights Characters

Film based on popular sword personification franchise opens on January 18 ― The official website for the live-action film of Nitroplus and DMM Games' Touken Ranbu franchise began streaming the film's first teaser trailer on Tuesday. The teaser highlights the film's main characters and the story. The film stars (Note: Names of historical Japanese characters have been written with last name first.): Hi...
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HIDIVE Announces English Casts for Release the Spyce, Tsurune Anime

Regions also announced for dubcasts premiering this week ― HIDIVE announced the English dub casts for Tsurune and Release the Spyce on Monday. The English dubcasts will premiere on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. Shannon Reed is directing the dub for Tsurune with audio engineers Anel Garcia and Patrick Marrero. The cast includes: Bryson Baugus as Minato Gareth West as Seiya Gabriel Regojo as Ry...
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FunimationNow to Add 10 Dragon Ball Z Movies/Specials Streaming

Films to be added on Wednesday ― Funimation Entertainment announced on Monday that it will add 10 Dragon Ball Z movies and specials to its FunimationNow streaming service in the United States and Canada on Wednesday. The following titles will be available: Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Re...

Game Developer light Reports New Regulations for Games on Sony Consoles

Company must pass inspections to release 18+ game Silverio Trinity ― (Note: links in this article may not be safe for work.) A representative from game developer light (Dies Irae) said in a livestream presentation on October 26 that the company submitted an application to get its game, Silverio Trinity (pictured right), on Sony platforms, but the application has not yet passed. The representative fro...
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Jump Force Crossover Game's 1st TV Ad Streamed

Game launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC on February 15 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming the first television commercial for its Jump Force crossover game on Monday. The video previews characters such as Luffy, Goku, and Naruto in a ruined New York City. Spike Chunsoft is developing the game, which will launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on February 15 in the Americas and ...
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Man Arrested for Selling Modified Mini Super Famicom With Added Games

Modified consoles added 5 games, including Super Mario Bros. ― Shimane Prefecture Police arrested 39-year-old company employee Tomoyuki Miyamoto in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture on Monday on suspicion of violating Japanese trademark and copyright laws by selling modified Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicons. Miyamoto admitted to the charges. According to the police, Miyamoto sold three modified console...
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Final Fantasy Explorers Force Smartphone Game Ends Service in February

Delayed game launched on March 15 ― The official Twitter account for the Final Fantasy Explorers-Force iOS and Android game revealed on Monday that the game will end service on February 19. An update added the final chapter of the scenario and new summons beasts. Details about the end of service are available in a notice in the app. The game launched on March 15 after a delay. Square Enix originally ...
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The Princess Guide Switch/PS4 Game's Trailer Introduces Princesses

NIS America to release game in early 2019 ― NIS America began streaming a trailer for its release of the The Princess Guide (Anata no Shikihime Kyōdōtan) game for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on Monday. The video introduces the game's four main princesses. NIS America will release the game in early 2019. NIS America describes the game: In a land torn by chaos and war, a new evil rises. Now, four...
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Studio Ponoc's Modest Heroes Anime Anthology Film Opens in U.S. on January 7, 10

Film to screen with dub, subtitles ― GKIDS and Fathom Events announced on Monday that they will screen Studio Ponoc's anthology film Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Film Theater, Volume 1 in 500 U.S. theaters on January 10 and January 12. Screenings on Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m. local time will be English-dubbed while screenings on Saturday, January 12 at 12:55 p.m. local time will be in Japanese with...
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Super Robot Wars DD Smartphone Game Launches in Japan in 2019

Featured series include Devilman, Mobile Suit Z Gundam, Code Geass, Evangelion, Zegapain ― A livestream for the Super Robot Wars game series announced on Monday that the new Super Robot Taisen DD (Super Robot Wars DD) smartphone game will launch for iOS and Android devices in Japan in 2019. Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming the first promotional video for the game. The game will feature the ...
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'Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu' Gets New 1-Shot Manga in December

Original 2008-2011 manga inspired 2 anime DVDs, live-action film ― This year's 24th issue of Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kanan Minami will publish a new one-shot manga for the Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu manga in the magazine's next issue on December 5. The manga will have a color opening page and 33 total pages. The one-shot will focus on Tsubaki and Kyōta (highlight the follow...
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Beyblade Burst Evolution Anime Now Available on Netflix

1st 26 episodes of 2nd season of Beyblade Burst available in U.S, Canada, Australia, New Zealand ― The official English Twitter account for the Beyblade franchise announced on Saturday that the first 26 episodes Beyblade Burst Evolution anime is now available on Netflix in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Beyblade Burst God (Beyblade Burst Evolution), the "second season" of the ...
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Super Robot Wars T Game Announced for PS4, Switch in Japan in 2019

Cowboy Bebop, Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX, Magic Knight Rayearth, Expelled from Paradise debut in game ― A livestream for the Super Robot Wars game series announced on Monday that the new Super Robot Taisen T (Super Robot Wars T) game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan in 2019. The game is also slated for release in Asia. The "T" in the game's title refers to "Terra...
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Fairy Tail: Final Season Casts Alvarez Empire Military

Yoshito Yasuhara, Tomoaki Maeno, Manami Numakura, Natsumi Fujiwara, more ― The official website for the Fairy Tail television anime unveiled the cast and character designs for the Alvarez Empire military characters in the final season on Monday: Yoshito Yasuhara as August, the Magic King and one of the Alvarez Empire military's Spriggan 12 Tomoaki Maeno as Invel, the Winter General and one of the Alv...

Funimation Reveals Cast, Staff, Streaming for New 2019 Fruits Basket TV Anime

Manaka Iwami, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Yūma Uchida, Yūichi Nakamura star in anime by TMS Entertainment ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will stream a new television anime adaptation for Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga. Funimation stated the anime will air in Japan on TV Tokyo in 2019, and Funimation will stream the anime on FunimationNow. Funimation also confirmed it has licensed the home vid...
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Cute High Earth Defense Club Director, Studio Make RobiHachi TV Anime

Kazuya Nakai, Keisuke Koumoto star in original anime from Gintama helmer Shinji Takamatsu ― A website opened on Monday to announce that production on an original television anime titled RobiHachi has been green-lit. The teaser visual features the two main characters Robii Yaaji and Hacchi Kita. The cast stars: Kazuya Nakai as Robii Yaaji Keisuke Koumoto as Hacchi Kita Daisuke Sakaguchi as JPS-19 (19 ...
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Wakako-zake Live-Action Show's 4th Season Premieres in January

Rina Takeda returns to star in new series about sake-loving woman ― The official Twitter account for the live-action series based on Chie Shinkyū's Wakako-zake manga revealed on Monday that the show's fourth season will premiere on January 7. The show will air on BS-TV Tokyo and BS-TV Tokyo 4K. Rina Takeda is reprising her role as Wakako. Yoshihiro Nozoe returns as "Taishō," the owner of a restaurant...
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Nomura: Final Fantasy VII Game Remake Will Be 'Next PR Priority' After Kingdom Hearts III

― In an interview with Famitsu.com on Friday, game director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that the Final Fantasy VII remake will be the next PR priority for Square Enix after the release of Kingdom Hearts III in January 2019. Nomura stated he wanted to clear up some misinformation that was circulating online after comments he gave at an event at the Artnia Café in Tokyo earlier in November. Those comment...
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Kuroko's Basketball's Conclusion Stage Play Reveals Visual, Cast for Rakuzan High

4th play in series runs in 4 cities in April, May ― The official website for the Kuroko no Basuke - Ultimate Blaze stage play revealed a new visual on Monday for the members of the Rakuzan High basketball team. The cast of the team includes: (from left to right in image above) Soramu Aoki as Kotarō Hayama Takamoto as Chihiro Mayuzumi Yōjirō Itokawa as Seijūrō Akashi Ryōsei Tanaka as Reo Mibuchi Shin ...
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Saint Seiya Episode Zero Manga's 2nd Season Will Run for 2 Chapters

New "season" is titled "Saint Seiya Origin" with 2-chapter run in December, January ― The official website of publisher Akita Shoten announced on Monday that Masami Kurumada's second mini-series "season" for his Saint Seiya Episode Zero manga will be titled "Saint Seiya Origin," and it will have two chapters that will debut in the February and March 2019 issues of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine...
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Dead or Alive 6 Game's Video Reveals New Character NiCO

Kokoro, Lisa also return for February fighting game ― Koei Tecmo America began streaming a new video for Team Ninja's Dead or Alive 6 fighting game on Sunday. The video reveals a new character named NiCO, who is a Finnish fighter who uses lightning attacks with the Southeast Asian martial art Pencak Silat. The new video also reveals the returning characters Kokoro and Lisa. The game will launch for P...
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Black Lagoon Manga Gets Animated Ad to Celebrate 11th Volume

1th volume shipped on Monday ― The official YouTube channel of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine began streaming an anime commercial for the 11th volume of Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon manga on Monday. Megumi Toyoguchi narrates the video. The 11th volume debuted on the same day. (Note: The official video on YouTube is region-locked to Japan. A region-free video is provided below.) Hiroe launched th...
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We Never Learn TV Anime's Color Character Designs Revealed

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

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

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

Viz Media to Release Sailor Moon Stars Anime on Home Video Starting in Spring 2019

Release marks 1st N. American release for final season of 1st Sailor Moon anime ― Viz Media announced at a Sailor Moon panel at the Anime NYC event on Sunday that it will release the first half of the Sailor Moon Stars anime on home video in spring 2019. Pre-orders will be available soon. Viz Media's release will mark the first time Sailor Moon Stars, which is the fifth and final season of the origi...
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Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō Anime Reveals More Cast, Main Staff, New Visual

Rina Satou joins cast as Mayura in December anime by GONZO ― The official website for Toei Animation's anime of Chimaki Kuori's Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō manga revealed a new cast member, the main staff, and a new visual for the anime on Monday. Rina Satou joins the cast as Mayura, the Pavo (Peacock) Silver Saint who acts as a guide for Shōko when she decides to become a Saintia. Masato Tamagawa (Nurs...
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Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Takahashi Ends The Comiq Short Manga on November 26

Manga launched on October 15 ― This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Kazuki Takahashi will end his The Comiq short manga in the next issue on November 26. The final chapter will have 35 pages. Takahashi launched the manga in the magazine's 46th issue on October 15. The manga is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump. Viz Media is pu...
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Jump Force Game Adds Rurouni Kenshin's Kenshin Himura, Makoto Shishio as Playable Characters

Game launches for PS4, Xbox One, PC on February 15 ― This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the characters Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio from Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga are joining Bandai Namco Entertainment's Jump Force crossover game. Spike Chunsoft is developing the game, which will launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC vi...
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Love Live! Sunshine!! Anime Film Reveals Full Trailer, 2nd Visual

Film opens in Japan on January 4, followed by April World Tour, June concerts at Metlife Dome ― The official website for the Love Live! anime franchise began streaming the first full trailer for the Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow film on Sunday. The website also posted the second key visual for the film. The Numazu Civic Cultural Center in Shizuoka Prefecture will host a...
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Alice & Taiyo Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

Takahide Totsuno launched manga on July 2 ― This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter of Takahide Totsuno's Alice & Taiyo (Alice to Taiyō) manga on Monday. Shueisha will publish the manga's second and third compiled volumes on February 4. The manga launched in Weekly Shonen Jump's 31st issue on July 2. Shueisha published the manga's first compiled vo...

Attack on Titan Manga's Final Panel Previewed on TV

Documentary program shows Hajime Isayama's work process in manga's final stretch ― The MBS documentary program Jōnetsu Tairiku aired an episode on Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama on Sunday. Toward the end of the episode, the program showed Isayama drawing the rough layout draft for the final panel of the manga series. Select the following link to see the panel draft with spoilers. The di...

Black Lagoon Manga Resumes in Spring 2019

Manga went on hiatus in August ― The December issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed on Monday that Rei Hiroe will resume the Black Lagoon manga in the magazine in spring 2019. Hiroe is also launching the temporarily titled 341 Sentōdan (341 Combat Team) manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine in spring 2019. Hiroe launched the Black Lagoon manga in Monthly Sunday GX i...

Dr. Stone Manga Gets TV Anime Starring Yūsuke Kobayashi in Summer 2019

Science-fiction manga centers on 2 friends who use science to restart civilization ― This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi's Dr. Stone manga will get a television anime adaptation that will premiere in July 2019. Yūsuke Kobayashi will star in the anime as Senku. The magazine's previous issue hinted at an "important announ...
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My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film's Bonus 'All Might: Rising' Manga Gets Animated

Bonus anime included with film's February 13 "BD/DVD Plus Ultra Edition" ― The Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film will ship on February 13 in Japan, and the "BD/DVD Plus Ultra Edition" will include a new bonus anime. The All Might: Rising The Animation bonus will adapt the "No.0 ALL MIGHT: RISING" one-shot manga. Below are the illustrations on the front and back of ...
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Setsuyaku Rock Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series in January

KAT-TUN's Tatsuya Ueda, Johnny's West's Daiki Shigeoka star in comedy series ― NTV announced on Sunday that Hiromi Ōkubo's Setsuyaku Rock (Rock Savings) manga is getting a live-action television series that will premiere on NTV on January 21 at 24:59 (effectively January 22 at 12:59 a.m.). KAT-TUN member Tatsuya Ueda (right above) is starring in the series as Takao. Johnny's West member Daiki Shigeok...
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Cells at Work! Anime Gets New Episode on December 26

Follow-up episode to center around battling cold ― "Hataraku Saiten" (Festival at Work!), the first major event for the Cells at Work! anime, announced on Sunday that a new episode will air on December 26 at 24:30 (effectively December 27 at 12:30 a.m.) on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV. The episode "Kaze Shōkōgun" (Cold Syndrome) will be about battling a cold. The staff describes the story...
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Vertical to Release VOFAN Artbook Colorful Dreams

Company also reveals new titles, release dates for 2 previously licensed novels ― Vertical announced at Anime NYC on Saturday that it will release an artbook for illustrator VOFAN (Monogatari series) titled Colorful Dreams. Vertical will release the artbook in October 2019, and the release will include a new cover and photographs. The book is the first of three artbooks that VOFAN published under th...
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Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Anime Film's New English Clip Streamed

Film screens in U.S. for 4 days in November-December ― The Pokémon Company International began streaming an English-dubbed clip on Saturday from Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Minna no Monogatari), the 21st film in the Pokémon franchise. The film will have a limited theatrical release through Fathom Events in the United States on November 24, November 26, November 28, a...

Koei Tecmo Reveals Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet Game for PS4, Switch

March 20 game features Misaki from Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation ― Koei Tecmo Games announced at the "Dead or Alive Festival 2018" event in Tokyo on Sunday that it is producing a new version of its Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 game titled Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game will launch in Japan on March 20, and will feature the character Misaki from the PC v...
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Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match Game Gets Nintendo Switch Version

Original PS4 game shipped in Japan on February 22, in Southeast Asia with English text on February 27 ― The official Twitter account for the game series based on the Girls und Panzer franchise revealed on Sunday that the Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match PlayStation 4 game is getting a Nintendo Switch port in 2019 under the title Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match DX. The new version will feature new ...
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2nd Girls und Panzer das Finale Anime Film's 2nd Teaser Video Reveals June 15 Debut

New key visual also revealed for 2nd film in 6-part film project ― The official Twitter account for the six-part Girls und Panzer das Finale film series announced on Sunday that the film will open in Japan on June 15, 2019. The account also revealed a new key visual. The show's official website is also streaming a second teaser video. The first Girls und Panzer das Finale film opened in Japan in 59 t...
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Eir Aoi Performs Opening Theme for Tokyo Chronos Visual Novel

New trailer, extended demo unveiled ― MyDearest announced at Anime NYC on Saturday that Eir Aoi is performing the opening song "UNLIMITED" for its Tokyo Chronos VR visual novel project. The company shared a trailer featuring the opening theme. MyDearest also announced an extended demo that will unveil eight of the nine announced characters for the game. Sekai Project launched a Kickstarter campaign ...

Yen Press Licenses 7 New Manga, 6 New Light Novels

Company to also release yuri anthology book ― Yen Press announced the following manga and novel licenses at Anime NYC on Saturday: Akiyama's Killing Me! manga Kenji Saito and Shouji Sato's God Shining Moonlight Howling Moon manga Sakuma Sasaki and Asagi Tosaka's The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess's Hero light novels Light Tuchini and Saori Toyota's The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious light...
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Gundam NT Anime Gets English Dub

― Sunrise announced at its Gundam panel at Anime NYC on Saturday that it is working with NYAV Post to produce an English dub for the Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT) anime project. The anime will open on November 30 in Japan. Shunichi Yoshizawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Gundam Reconguista in G episode director) is directing the anime at Sunrise Studio #1. Harutoshi Fukui ...
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Denpa Licenses Masakazu Ishiguro's Heavenly Delusion, You Someya's Pleasure & Corruption Manga

Manga by And Yet the Town Moves artist inspired an animated commercial ― Manga publisher Denpa announced at Anime NYC on Saturday that it has licensed Masakazu Ishiguro's Heavenly Delusion and You Someya's Pleasure & Corruption manga. The first volume of Heavenly Delusion (Tengoku Dai Makyō) is slated for April 30, 2019. Ishiguro (And Yet the Town Moves) launched the manga in Kodansha's Afternoon ma...

Megalobox Anime's English Dub Cast Revealed

Kaiji Tang, Lex Lang star in anime premiering on Toonami in December ― Viz Media announced the lead English dub cast for the Megalobox anime at Anime NYC on Saturday. The cast, under ADR director Ezra Weisz, includes: Kaiji Tang as Joe Jason Marnocha as Coach Nanbu Erica Mendez as Sachio Lex Lang as Yuri Erika Harlacher as Yukiko The dub will premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block on Saturday, Decem...
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Viz Media to Screen Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission Anime Film in U.S. Theaters in January

Film opened in Japan in December 2013 ― Viz Media announced at the Anime NYC event on Saturday that it will screen the Hunter × Hunter -The Last Mission- anime film in theaters in the United States in January. The film opened in Japan in December 2013. Viz Media describes the film: The Battle Olympia tournament at Heaven's Arena is about to begin, but a terrifying enemy ends the festivities. Gon & K...

Viz Media Licenses My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Komi Can't Communicate, Beastars Manga

Also: Automatic Eve novel ― Viz Media announced at its panel at Anime NYC on Saturday that it has licensed the My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Komi Can't Communicate, and Beastars manga, as well as the Automatic Eve novel. All four are slated to debut in summer 2019. Manga artist Hirofumi Neda launched the Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! (My Hero Academia: Smash!!) spinoff manga on Shueisha's Jump+ app in ...
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Kodansha Comics Adds Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice, Crocodile Baron Manga Digitally in December

Pupa's Sayaka Mogi launched Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice in September 2017 ― Kodansha Comics announced at the Anime NYC event on Saturday that it will release Sayaka Mogi's Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice (Akazukin no Ōkami Deshi) manga and Takuya Okada's Crocodile Baron (Wani Danshaku) manga as digital-first manga releases in December. Red Riding Hood's Wolf Apprentice will debut on December...

Kodansha USA Licenses Cardcaptor Sakura, Tales of Berseria, Fate/Grand Order Manga

Cardcaptor Sakura, Princess Jellyfish get collector's editions ― North American publisher Kodansha Comics announced at Anime NYC on Saturday that it has licensed CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura, Nobu Aonagi's Tales of Berseria, and Shiramine's Fate/Grand Order - mortalis:stella manga. In addition, the company announced that it plans to release a collector's edition box set for its nine Princess Jellyfish ...
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Arc System Works to Release World End Syndrome, BlazBlue CentralFiction Special Edition Games in N. America

World End Syndrome launches for PS4, Switch in spring 2019 ― Arc System Works announced at the Anime NYC event on Saturday that it will release the World End Syndrome game and the BlazBlue CentralFiction Special Edition game in North America. Arc System Works plans to release World End Syndrome for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, but not PlayStation Vita, digitally in spring 2019. The game will f...
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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Game's New Trailer Streamed

Game slated for PS4/Xbox One on January 18, on PC via Steam on February 1 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming new trailer on Friday for its Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown game. The company first revealed the trailer at the Golden Joystick Awards 2018 ceremony in London on Friday. Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game on January 18, 2019 (January 17 in Japan) for PlayStation 4 ...
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Oya-san to Boku Manga Returns After Passing of Lead Character's Real-Life Inspiration

Best-selling essay manga about author, his landlady inspired anime short ― Shinchosha's Daily Shincho website revealed on Wednesday that Tarō Yabe will resume his Oya-san to Boku (Landlady and Me) essay manga on Thursday after the manga went on hiatus in August following the the death of Yabe's elderly landlady, the subject of the manga. Yabe said in a message that starting the manga again was "painf...
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Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale TV Anime Unveils More Cast, More Staff, Story, Song Info, Debut Date, Promo

Noriko Hidaka, Kikuko Inoue, more cast in Cardfight!! Vanguard spinoff premiering on January 12 ― An unveiling event and the accompanying official website for the Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale television anime revealed more cast members, more staff members, a story introduction, information on the theme songs, January 12 premiere date, and the first promotional video on Saturday. They also conf...
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2 Men Arrested for Counterfeit Dragon Ball Heroes Cards

2 separate arrests in Akita, Kyoto prefectures took place on Tuesday ― Akita and Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested two separate suspects on Tuesday, both on suspicion of illegally reproducing cards for the Dragon Ball Heroes arcade game. The suspect in Akita is a 19-year-old male who had supposedly sold more than 1,000 copies of illegal reproductions. For example, authorities allege that the suspect ...
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Akihito Yoshitomi's Mahō Jogakuen Heiwaiji-bu Manga Ends

Manga's compiled book volume is slated for February 2019 ― The Ohta Web Comic manga site published the eighth and final chapter for Akihito Yoshitomi's Suginami Kuritsu Mahō Jogakuen Heiwaiji-bu (Suginami City Magic Girls' Academy Peacekeeping Club) manga on Tuesday. The site's official Twitter account also noted that the manga's one compiled book volume is slated for February 2019. Yoshitomi launche...
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Heroine Shikkaku's Momoko Koda Ends Atashino! Manga

Manga about 2 friends who like the same boy began last year ― This year's December issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine published the final chapter of the main story of Momoko Kōda's Atashino! (Mine!) manga on Tuesday. The issue also announced that a side story, the true final chapter, will run in the magazine's next issue on December 13. The manga follows Akoko, who always says just what s...
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Octopath Traveler, Monster Hunter: World Games Win at Golden Joystick Awards 2018

FromSoftware's Hidetaka Miyazaki wins Lifetime Achievement award ― The Golden Joystick Awards 2018 ceremony in London on Friday awarded FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki the Lifetime Achievement award. Square Enix's Octopath Traveler game won the Nintendo Game of the Year award, and Capcom's Monster Hunter: World game won the Best Cooperative Game award. Fortnite won this year's "Ultimate Game...
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Final Fantasy XIV Game Announces New 'Shadowbringers' Expansion, Patch 4.5 with Blue Mage Job

Game's 3rd expansion to debut in early summer 2019 ― Square Enix announced at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival event in Las Vegas on Friday that the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn MMORPG is getting a third expansion titled Stormbringers that will launch in early summer 2019. English Trailer Japanese Trailer The expansion will include multiple new jobs, a new playable race, battle system maintena...
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Mob Psycho 100 II Anime Reveals New Key Visual, January 7 Premiere, Crunchyroll Streaming

Anime NYC event to host world premiere of sequel on Saturday ― The Mob Psycho 100 panel at the Anime NYC event on Friday revealed a new key visual for Mob Psycho 100 II, BONES' second anime season of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga. The event also revealed that the show will premiere in Japan on January 7, and confirmed that the new season will stream on Crunchyroll. In Japan, the anime will premiere on ...

Castlevania's Adi Shankar to Develop Devil May Cry Animated Series

Shankar: series will "join Claslevania in what we're now calling the bootleg multiverse" ― Adi Shankar, executive producer for Netflix's Castlevania animated series, confirmed with video game news website IGN on Friday that he is developing an animated series based on Capcom's Devil May Cry game franchise. Shankar stated the series "will join Castlevania in what we're now calling the bootleg multiver...
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Mirai Anime Film's English Dub Clip Streamed

Also: Director Hosoda talks about the film in video ― GKIDS began streaming an English-dubbed clip for Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai anime film on Friday. The clip shows the main character Kun meeting with a girl who likes to make messes. GKIDS also streamed a video showing Hosoda drawing an image of Kun and Mirai while discussing the film. Actress Victoria Grace (The Last of Us Part II's Yara) announced las...
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Sunrise Plans to Release New Gundam Theatrical Film Every 1-2 Years

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

Sentai Filmworks Announces English Dub Casts for Girls' Last Tour, Land of the Lustrous Anime (Updated With Videos)

Both series get home video release in January ― Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub casts for the Girls' Last Tour and Land of the Lustrous anime at Anime NYC on Friday. The Girls' Last Tour cast, under director Shannon Reed, includes: Cat Thomas as Chito Juliet Simmons as Yuuri Mark X Laskowski as Kanazawa Stephanie Wittels as Ishii Kalin Coates as Cut Kregg Daily as Robot Shelley Calene-Bla...

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