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Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit Anime Gets Console Game

Anime premieres on Tuesday ― The "Encouragement of Climb Next Summit Autumn Fes 2022" event announced on Sunday that the Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit anime has a console game in production. (The announcement describes the game as a "consumer game" — the Japanese classification for games for home consoles or portable game systems, as opposed to PCs or phones.) The game's theme song is "Hanauta•...
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Pretty Series Franchise Ends 11.5 Years of Continuous TV Anime Airings With Waccha PriMagi! Finale

Waccha PriMagi! arcade game launches Waccha PriMagi! Studio project in November ― The staff of the Waccha PriMagi! anime confirmed on Sunday that the anime will end with its 51st episode ("Minna, Isshō ni PriMagi Shi yo!" or "Everyone, Let's PriMagi Together!") on October 9. With this series finale, the overall Pretty Series franchise will end 11 and a half years of uninterrupted television anime bro...
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Dropkick on My Devil! TV Anime Staff Plan Crowdfunding Campaign for OVA Episodes

Long-term goal will be to crowdfund 12 episodes to create 4th TV anime season ― The official website for the Dropkick on My Devil! television anime announced on Friday that the anime will launch a new crowdfunding project in the future to help fund OVA episodes for the franchise. The overall goal of the franchise is to crowdfund enough episodes to make an entire fourth season. The staff explained tha...
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NYCC Hosts Goro Taniguchi for One Piece Film Red Panel; Ultraman Manga Creators Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi

One Piece Film Red panel takes place on October 8, Viz Media's Ultraman panel on October 7 ― The staff of New York Comic Con announced on its website that the event will host One Piece Film Red anime director Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! special) at the "Toei Animation & Crunchyroll Presents: One Piece Film Red Panel" on October 8 at 10:45 a.m. EDT. The convention ...
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Chaos;Head Noah Game's Steam Release Canceled

Chaos;Head, Chaos;Child games launch for Switch in West on October 7 ― Spike Chunsoft announced on Friday that it is canceling the PC via Steam release of Science Adventure games' Chaos;Head Noah game. Spike Chunoft stated the changes to the game's content necessitated by Steam's guidelines would not allow the company to release the game to its standards. Spike Chunsoft confirmed the Chaos;Head and C...
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Kingdom Anime Gets 5th TV Series in January 2024

Announced on Sunday with teaser ― The official website for the anime of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga announced on Sunday that the fifth series will premiere in January 2024. The website also presented a teaser video and visual: The fourth series premiered on NHK General in April. Crunchyroll has been streaming the anime as it airs. The first television anime adaptation premiered in 2012, and a secon...
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Live-Action Fly Me to Saitama Sequel Resumes Filming After Gackt's Return

Gackt slowly recovering from immunodeficiency, autoimmune condition, other side effects ― Saturday's airing of the live-action film of Mineo Maya's Tonde Saitama (Fly Me to Saitama) manga announced that the film's sequel has been rescheduled from this year to next year. Lead actor Gackt (Gakuto Ōshiro) also confirmed in a message on Saturday that the sequel's production has resumed filming. Gackt wen...
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Spy×Family Anime's 2nd Half Streams Clean Ending Sequence with yama's Ending Song

'Shikisai' song debuts with anime's second half on Saturday ― TOHO animation began streaming the clean credit-less version of the ending animation sequence for the second half of the SPY×FAMILY anime on Saturday. The sequence, which just premiered on television with the anime's newest episode, features the song "Shikisai" (Coloring) by the singer yama. Takayuki Hirao (Pompo: The Cinéphile) storyboard...
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Utako Yukihiro's Kare ni Irai Shite wa Ikemasen Manga's 2nd Part Starts in November

Ichijinsha published prologue chapter on Wednesday ― The November issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine published on Wednesday the prologue for the second part of Utako Yukihiro's Kare ni Irai Shite wa Ikemasen (You Should Not Ask Him) manga. The second part's main story will start in the magazine's February issue, which will ship in late November. The manga debuted in Ichijinsha's Mo...
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Seiichi Kinoue's 'No Matter What You Say, Furi-san is Scary!' Manga Ends in Next Chapter

Seven Seas releases romantic comedy manga in English ― The November issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine revealed on Tuesday that Seiichi Kinoue's No Matter What You Say, Furi-san is Scary! (Tonari no Furi-san ga Tonikaku Kowai) manga will end in the magazine's December issue, which will ship on October 27. Seven Seas licensed the manga and released the fourth volume in English both physi...
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Shin Yamamoto's Sekai wa Are de Dekiteiru Manga Ends

Manga's 3rd volume releases on October 27 ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dengeki Maoh magazine published the final chapter on Tuesday of Shin Yamamoto's Sekai wa Are de Dekiteiru (The World is Made Out of That) manga. Yamamoto launched the manga in Monthly Dengeki Maoh in May 2021. The magazine describes the manga as an "imagined space battle action" story, which centers on the Nakata bro...
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Live-Action Yakuza Lover Series Reveals Opening, Ending Song Artists

Artists Chanmina, NAQT VANE perform opening, ending theme songs ― The official website for the live-action series of Nozomi Mino's Yakuza Lover (Koi to Dangan) manga revealed the opening and ending theme song artists for the series on Wednesday. Chanmina will perform the opening theme song "Angel," and NAQT VANE will perform the ending theme song "Touch." The website also revealed a new poster for th...
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RetroCrush Streams Cyber City Oedo 808 OVA

Streaming service also streams anime's English dub ― Digital Media Rights' RetroCrush streaming service announced on Twitter on September 24 that it is now streaming the Cyber City Oedo 808 original video anime. The streaming service began streaming the English dub of the anime on Friday. Discotek released the OVA on Blu-ray Disc in March 2021 and describes the story: The year is 2808. The place: Oed...
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My Love Story!! Manga Duo Reunite for New 2-Chapter Manga

Uso ka Makoto ka Yume ka Koi manga by Kazune Kawahara, Aruko launches on October 28 ― The November issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine revealed on Wednesday that manga creators Kazune Kawahara and Aruko are reuniting to launch a new two-chapter manga titled Uso ka Makoto ka Yume ka Koi (Is This Love a Lie, the Truth, or a Dream?) in the magazine's next issue on October 28. The manga centers on Mino...
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Show By Rock!! Fes A Live Smartphone Game Ends Service on November 30

Game launched in March 2020 after original Show By Rock!! app ended service in December 2019 ― The official Twitter account for the Show By Rock!! Fes A Live smartphone rhythm game announced on Thursday that the game will shut down on November 30. Show By Rock!! Fes A Live is a rhythm game that features 2D animation of returning and new characters from Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!. The game launched...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 19-25

Mamoru Hosoda's Belle film earns 7.5% rating ― Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's Belle anime film aired on NTV on Friday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 7.5% rating. Ayumu Watanabe and Studio 4°C's Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko anime film aired on NHK Educational on Saturday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. and earned a 1.8% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuj...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 19-25

Splatoon 3 at #1 for 3rd consecutive week ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 19-25 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwSplatoon 3 Nintendo September 9 301,845 2,743,135 2NSwTaiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Bandai Namco Entertainment September 22 31,085 31,085 3PS5Horizon Forbidden West Sony Interactive Entertainment February 18 10,263 81,479 4NSwMario Kart 8 Delux...
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Google Shuts Down Stadia Cloud-Based Gaming Platform on January 18

Google to refund all purchases made through Google Store ― Google announced on Thursday that it will shut down its Stadia cloud-based gaming platform on January 18, 2023. The company will refund all user purchases for the console (including add-on purchases to games) made through Google Store. Stadia vice president and general manager Phil Harrison added in the announcement that Stadia "hasn't gained...
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Bungo Stray Dogs Manga Goes on Hiatus

Due to "certain circumstances," there will be no chapter on October 4 ― The official Twitter account for the Bungo Stray Dogs franchise announced on Thursday that Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa's Bungō Stray Dogs manga will go on hiatus due to "certain circumstances." The manga will not have a chapter in the upcoming November issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine on October 4. The manga previously...

Adult Swim Stops Streaming Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue, Fena Anime

Jason DeMarco: Shenmue season 2 is unlikely ― Toonami co-creator and Adult Swim Senior Vice President, Head of Anime and Action Series Jason DeMarco confirmed on Tuesday on Twitter that Adult Swim stopped streaming the Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, and Fena: Pirate Princess series on its website. DeMarco added that "it's looking like no [season 2] of Shenmue, even though sadly- it...

My Home Hero Anime's 1st Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff, April 2023 Premiere

Junichi Suwabe, Sayaka Ohara, Chihiro Shirata, Kent Itō, more star in Tezuka Productions anime ― The official website for the television anime of Naoki Yamakawa and Masashi Asaki's My Home Hero manga revealed the anime's first teaser trailer on Friday. The teaser reveals the anime's cast, staff, and April 2023 premiere date. The cast includes: (Left to right in image above) Junichi Suwabe as Tetsuo T...
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2nd Sk8 the Infinity Stage Play Delayed to January 2023

7 performances were canceled in January due to cast member getting COVID-19 ― The official website for the stage play adaptations of the Sk8 the Infinity anime announced on Friday that the second play in the project, SK8 the Stage Part 2: The Last Part ~Oretachi no Mugendai~ (Our Infinity), has been delayed to January 2023. The play will run at Tokyo Theater 1010 from January 11-15. The second play c...
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Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Manga Gets Spinoff

Ichiri Seto's "Sono Ato no Hero" debuted on Friday ― This year's November issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine published on Friday a spinoff of Satoshi Mizukami's Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (Hoshi no Samidare) manga titled "Sono Ato no Hero" (The Hero Afterwards). Ichiri Seto wrote the 37-page spinoff, and Mizukami supervised the work. The spinoff follows Shinonome Mikazuki after a c...
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Bocchi the Rock! Anime's Character Promo Video Highlights Ryо̄ Yamada

Saku Mizuno plays Ryо̄ in anime premiering on October 8 ― Aniplex began streaming on Friday a character promotional video for the anime of Aki Hamaji's four-panel manga Bocchi the Rock!, and it highlights Ryо̄ Yamada, who plays the bass guitar. The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV channels on October 8 at 24:00 (effectively, October 9 at midnight), and it will also ...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 Anime Streams Creditless Opening Theme Song

1st episode preview video streamed ahead of Saturday premiere ― Kadokawa began streaming on Friday the creditless opening theme song and a preview of the first episode of the television anime of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga. Kano and Uzaki-chan (as voiced by her voice actress Naomi Ōzora) are returning to perform the new opening theme song "Ichigro Ichie Celebr...
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Voice Actress/Singer Seena Hoshiki Goes on Hiatus Due to Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Hoshiki plays Riamu Yumemi in THE [email protected] Cinderella Girls ― Talent agency Sony Music Artists announced on Friday that Seena Hoshiki has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. She is in the hospital receiving treatment. Hoshiki will be taking a hiatus, suspending voice acting work and related activities. She had been scheduled to appear in a ...
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Nitroplus, Shochiku Reveal Original TV Anime Revenger

Teaser video, teaser visual revealed for new project ― Visual novel developer Nitroplus and distributor Shochiku revealed a new original television anime series on Friday titled Revenger. The tagline for the anime, which is also narrated in the above video, is "I cut down people. In order to fight against a cruel fate." The two companies will reveal the story, cast, staff, and other information about...
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The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague TV Anime Premieres in January 2023

Takao Sakuma performs opening theme song ― The official website for the television anime of Miyuki Tonogaya's The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Kōri Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Dōryō Joshi) manga revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere in January 2023. The site also revealed that Takao Sakuma will perform the show's opening theme song. The anime stars: Yui Ishikawa as Fuyutsuki Chiaki ...
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Tiger & Bunny 2 Anime's New Trailer Previews Taichi Mukai's Ending Theme

Netflix streams episodes 14-25 on October 7 worldwide ― Netflix began streaming a new trailer on Friday for the Tiger & Bunny 2 sequel anime's second part, which includes episodes 14-25. The video features Taichi Mukai's ending theme song "Pilot." The second part will premiere on Netflix worldwide on October 7. UNISON SQUARE GARDEN is performing the opening theme song "kaleido proud fiesta." Netflix ...
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2nd Sword Art Online Progressive Film's Full Trailer Streamed

Film opens on October 22 after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo (Scherzo of a Dark Dusk), the second film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- anime film series, began streaming a full trailer on Friday. The video previews Eir Aoi's theme song "Shinzо̄" (Heart). The second film will open in Japan on October 22. The ...
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High Card Anime Reveals More Cast Members, Opening Song Artist

Toshihiko Seki, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Mie Sonozaki join cast; FIVE NEW OLD perform opening song "Trickster" ― Kadokawa revealed more cast members for the anime of the poker-themed High Card multimedia project on Friday. The staff also previously announced the opening theme song artist. The new cast members include (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.): Toshihiko Seki as Norman Kingstadt...
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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Streams Clean Opening Sequence

Title sequence features Leon Niihama's opening song "Tsukamaete, Konya" ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga began streaming the clean, credit-less opening animation sequence for the anime on Friday. The video features the anime's opening theme song "Tsukamaete, Konya." (Arrest Me ...
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Muv-Luv Alternative Anime Season 2's Video Previews Theme Songs

JAM Project, Minami Kuribayashi perform 'Akatsuki o Ute' opening, V.W.P. performs 'Saikai' ending ― The official website for the Muv-Luv Alternative anime began streaming the anime's second promotional video for the anime's second season on Thursday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Akatsuki o Ute" (Shoot the Dawn) by the anime song unit JAM Project and singer Minami Kur...
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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Anime Film Unveils 2nd Trailer, More Cast, Visual

Eri Fukatsu, Matsumoto Hakuō II, Shōta Sometani, Sairi Itō, Kotone Hanase, Kana Hanazawa join cast ― The official website for Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari or literally, Suzume's Door-Locking), Makoto Shinkai's first new film in three years, unveiled its second trailer, main poster visual, and cast members on Thursday. The film's new cast members include: Eri Fukatsu as Tamaki Iwato, Suzume's aunt with ...

Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime to Air 2nd Part Next April

Also: BS11 creates new Friday/Saturday "Gundam Hour" block for reruns ― Bandai Namco Filmworks announced at its Gundam Conference Autumn 2022 event on Thursday that Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years, will air its second cours (quarter of a year) in April 2023. The second cour will premiere in th...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Anime Film Debuts in Winter 2022

New visual unveiled ― The official website for the Kaguya-sama: Love is War anime announced on Thursday that Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: First Kiss wa Owaranai (Kaguya-sama: Love is War - The First Kiss Never Ends), the anime film adapting the manga's story arc of the same name, will debut in theaters in Japan in winter 2022. The website unveiled a visual: The anime will air on television in Japan af...
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Spy×Family Stage Musical Reveals Cast, Visuals, March 8 Debut

Musical casts Win Morisaki/Hiroki Suzuki as Loid, Fūka Yuzuki/Mirei Sasaki as Yor ― The official website for the first stage musical based on Tatsuya Endō's Spy×Family manga revealed on Friday that the musical will run at Tokyo's Imperial Theatre on March 8-29, before going on a nationwide tour in the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Kobelco Grand Hall in April and the Hakataza Theater in Fukuoka in May....

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Games' Trailer Introduce New Pokémon Wiglett

Garden eel Pokémon resembles Diglett ― The official Pokémon YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer on Thursday for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest entries in the Pokémon game franchise. The video introduces the new water-type garden eel Pokémon, Wiglett. Wiglett resembles a Diglett, but it is a different species. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran released an official music video for his song...
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Crunchyroll Adds Fruits Basket -prelude-, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Films

Films stream on October 6 ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the Fruits Basket -prelude- anime film and Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film on October 6. Fruits Basket -prelude- will stream in Japanese with subtitles in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Castilian Spanish. The film will also stream with the English dub. Aside from...
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Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours Film Earns Over 770 Million Yen

Film opened on September 2 Gekijō-ban Utano☆Princesama♪ Maji Love ST☆RISH Tours, the latest film in the Utano☆Princesama franchise, has sold over 500,000 tickets to earn over 770 million yen (about US$5.33 million) at the Japanese box office. The film opened on September 2 and is playing in 128 theaters across Japan. The film — described as part of a "new theatrical film series" — is entirely compo...
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Anime Frontier Event Hosts Evangelion Singer Yoko Takahashi

Takahashi to perform on December 4 at Texas convention ― Staff for the Anime Frontier event announced on Thursday that singer Yoko Takahashi (Neon Genesis Evangelion) will perform at the convention on December 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom for the "Texas Impact" concert. She will also have a panel and autograph signing at the event. General admission to the concert is fr...
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Alleged Administrator of Sites Linking to Pirated Anime Arrested in Japan

Man allegedly earned advertising revenue on illegally uploaded content ― The Content Overseas Distribution Agency (CODA) announced that the Hokkaido Police Headquarters and the Sapporo District West Police Station have accused and arrested a man who operated multiple websites that linked to pirated anime on Thursday. The alleged administrator of the websites set up links to about 2,000 anime works up...
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Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei ASMR Anime's Video Reveals Ending Song, October 12 Debut

KOTOKO performs theme for anime about man reincarnated as school club's microphone ― The official Twitter account for the original television anime Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei (My Life After I Became a Dummy Head Microphone One Morning) revealed the full promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video revealed the anime's ending theme song "Katachi ni Dekinai Monolog...

New Urusei Yatsura Anime's 2nd Video Reveals Opening, Ending Songs

Musical artist MAISONdes performs opening, ending ― The official website for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga began streaming its second full promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video revealed the anime's opening theme song titled "AIUE" (A-B-C-D) and the ending theme song titled "Tokyo Shandy Rendezvous." Musical artist MAISONdes performs both the open...
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Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa Anime Confirms 9 Returning Cast Members

9 played characters in Detective Conan, Magic Kaito anime ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mayuko Kanba's Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san (Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa) manga confirmed on Wednesday more returning cast members from the Detective Conan anime and Magic Kaito anime. The returning cast members include Naoko Matsui as Sonoko Suzuki, Kenichi Ogata as...

Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Season 2 to Run for Half a Year Without Breaks

2023 season to cover "Kaigyoku/Gyokusetsu," "Shibuya Incident" arcs ― The official website for the Jujutsu Kaisen television anime revealed on Sunday that the anime's second season will air for two cours (quarters of a year) for a continuous half-year run.The anime will adapt both the "Kaigyoku/Gyokusetsu" arc and the "Shibuya Incident" arc. The site also unveiled a new visual for the second season, ...

Spy×Family Anime's 2nd Half Streams Clean Opening Sequence

Bump of Chicken performs opening song 'Souvenir' ― TOHO animation began screening the clean credit-less version of the opening animation sequence for the second half of the SPY×FAMILY anime on Wednesday. The sequence features the song "Souvenir" by the band BUMP OF CHICKEN. The second half will premiere on October 1 at 11:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. EDT). Hiroki Takahashi plays the new character Keith Kepler...
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Eminence in Shadow Series Gets iOS, Android, PC Game

Game launches this year ― Daisuke Aizawa's The Eminence in Shadow (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!) light novel series is inspiring a game titled Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! Master of Garden (The Eminence in Shadow: Master of Garden) for iOS, Android, and PC in 2022. The series is getting a television anime that will premiere on October 5 on the AT-X (at 10:30 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. EDT), To...
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The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World Anime Unveils More Cast, New Visual

Akari Kitō, Yui Ogura join cast of January 2023 anime ― The official website for The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World, the anime of Kiichi Kosuzu's Saikyō Onmyōji no Isekai Tenseiki (A Record of the Strongest Onmyōji's Reincarnation to Another World) light novel series, unveiled new cast members and a new visual on Wednesday. The new cast members include: Akari Kitō as Maybell...
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Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Anime Season 2's Videos Preview Theme Songs

isekaijoucho performs "Kurenazumu Yakusoku" opening, Hilcrhyme performs "Koigokoro" ending ― The official website for Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan Super Extra, the second television anime season based on Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga, began streaming two new promotional videos for the anime on Wednesday. While both videos feature the sa...
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Phantom Tales of the Night Manga Ends in November

Manga scheduled to end on November 22 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Comic Newtype online manga platform announced on Wednesday that Matsuri's Phantom Tales of the Night (Bakemono no Yawadukushi) manga is scheduled to end on November 22, if there are no delays. The manga's next chapter will debut on October 25. Matsuri launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene in July 2016. K...
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HIDIVE Streams Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Anime's English Dub

Dub premieres on Saturday ― HIDIVE announced on Tuesday that it will stream an English dub for the Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress anime, beginning on Saturday at 12:10 p.m. EDT. The anime premiered on the TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka channels on July 4. HIDIVE streamed the anime as it aired. "Season 2" will premiere in January 2023, followed by "Season 3" in July 2023. Ryūtarō Suzuki is the seri...
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D4DJ Franchise Recasts Maiko Irie as Rei Togetsu

Irie begins role on October 7 ― The official website for Bushiroad's D4DJ project announced on Wednesday that voice actress Maiko Irie will replace Kanon Shizaki as the character Rei Togetsu in the franchise. She will begin her role in all D4DJ media on October 7. The D4DJ Groovy Mix smartphone game will replace Rei's original voice files in the Japanese version after October 25, and in the internati...
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EXCLUSIVE: Kodansha USA Adds Kouji Seo's The Café Terrace and its Goddesses, 2 More Manga in October

Company also adds Raised by the Demon Kings!, Gamaran: Shura manga ― Kodansha USA Publishing announced on Wednesday that it will publish the following manga digitally in English in October: Title: Raised by the Demon Kings! (Sodatechi Maō!) Author(s): Kosuke Iijima Debut Date: October 4 Summary: Death Castle, the seat of power in the Demon World, is home to three demon kings...and a toddler?! The Hig...
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Armed Fantasia, Penny Blood Games Reveal More Staff

Composers Nobuo Uematsu, Kenji Ito join staff ― WILD BUNCH Productions and Yukikaze's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Armed Fantasia: To the End of the Wilderness (the Wild Arms game's spiritual successor) and Penny Blood (the Shadow Hearts game's spiritual successor) announced on Wednesday that composers Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy franchise) and Kenji Ito (SaGa franchise) will join the proje...
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EA, Koei Tecmo Announce Wild Hearts Hunting Game

Game launches for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC on February 17 ― Electronic Arts (EA) and Koei Tecmo announced on Wednesday a new game titled Wild Hearts. Koei Tecmo's Omega Force studio will develop the hunting game set in "fantasy feudal Japan," and EA will publish the game under its EA Originals label. The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Origin, Steam and Epic Game Store...
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My Master Has No Tail Anime Casts Junya Enoki

Enoki plays Mameda's father ― The official website for the television anime of TNSK's My Master Has No Tail (Uchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai) manga announced on Wednesday that Junya Enoki will play the protagonist Mameda's father. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on Friday, on MBS on Saturday, on BS Asahi on Sunday, and on AT-X on October 4. HIDIVE will stream the anime. Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike th...
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Mob Psycho 100 Anime Season 3's Trailer Highlights Mob, Reigen, Dimple

Trailer also teases Mob's plan to confess to childhood crush Tsubomi ― Warner Bros. Japan began streaming the full trailer for Mob Psycho 100 III, the third season of the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, on Wednesday. The clips in the trailer highlight Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama, Arataka Reigen, Dimple (Ekubo), and most of the cast from the new season. The trailer also teases about Mob's pl...
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Shadowverse Flame Anime's Video Previews New Opening Song

Idol group NEWS performs "Tick-Tock" song for 'Shadowverse Team Competition' arc ― The official website for the television anime of Cygames, Inc.'s Shadowverse card battle smartphone game unveiled a new promotional video and visual for Shadowverse Flame, the second anime in the franchise, on Wednesday. The video reveals and previews the anime's new opening theme song "Tick-Tock" by NEWS. The new song...
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Live-Action 'And Yet, You Are So Sweet' Film Casts Rihito Itagaki

Itagaki plays Chigira's romantic rival Sōma Tezuka in March 2023 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Kujira Anan's And Yet, You Are So Sweet (Na no ni, Chigira-kun ga Amasugiru) manga revealed on Wednesday that Rihito Itagaki (Lonely Castle in the Mirror's Subaru, live-action The Promised Neverland's Norman) joins the cast as Sōma Tezuka — a Maaya's classmate who has a crush on he...
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takt op. Smartphone Game Launches Next Spring

Game unveils new video, characters voiced by Hina Tachibana, Hisako Tōjō ― The staff for Bandai Namco Arts and DeNA's takt op. (pronounced "takt opus") project announced during a live stream on Monday that the takt op. Unmei wa Akaki Senritsu no Machi o game will launch in spring 2023 on iOS and Android devices. The game's website unveiled a new promotional video for the game on Monday. In addition, ...
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Arifureta Author: Fans Can 'Expect' an Epilogue Story

Light novel series ended with 13th volume on Sunday ― Author Ryo Shirakome stated in the endnote for the 13th and final volume of their Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyō de Sekai Saikyō) light novel series on Sunday that readers and fans can "expect" an epilogue story for the franchise. However, he did not provide further specific details. Shirakome noted that he "...
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DMM, Asahi Production Reveal Original TV Anime Giant Beasts of Ars for January 2023

Hina Yomiya, Toshiyuki Morikawa star in series about humans fighting against beasts ― DMM and Asahi Production revealed a new original television anime series on Tuesday titled Giant Beasts of Ars (Ars no Kyojū). The anime will debut in January 2023. Art director Isamu Kamikokuryo (Final Fantasy game series, The Diofield Chronicle) drew the below teaser visual for the anime. Akira Oguro (Namu Amida B...
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'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime's 3rd Season Previewed in Promo Video

New season debuts on October 8 ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Osamu Nishi's Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun) manga began streaming a promotional video on Monday for the show's third season. The video previews Fantastics From Exile Tribe's opening theme song "Girigiri Ride it Out" (On the Edge Ride it Out). New cast members include: Junko Takeuch...
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HIDIVE Streams Vermeil in Gold Anime's English Dub, Reveals Cast

Anime centers on student at magical academy who aims to become master of all magic ― HIDIVE will begin streaming the English dub for the television anime of Kōta Amana and Yōko Umezu's Vermeil in Gold (Kinsō no Vermeil: Gakeppuchi Majutsushi wa Saikyō no Yakusai to Mahō Sekai o Tsukisusumu) manga on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The dub cast includes: Mike Haimoto as Alto Monica Rial as Vermeil Kira Vin...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, September 25-October 1

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, Yuki Yuna is a Hero anime; Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe, Lazy Dungeon Master manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Beelzebub BDPlease Discotek Media US$59.95 September 27 Code-E BDCite Media Blasters US$29.99 September 27 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll/Funimation US$29.98 Septe...
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King of Fighters XV Game's Video Reveals Team Samurai DLC

Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Darli Dagger debut on October 4 ― SNK began streaming a trailer on Tuesday for its The King of Fighters XV game, and it reveals the fourth DLC team, Team Samurai. The characters include Haohmaru (voiced by Daiki Nakamura), Nakoruru (voiced by Mai Nakahara), and Darli Dagger (voiced by Yu Kobayashi) from SNK's Samurai Shodown. Team Samurai will debut on October 4. SNK released the ...
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Yōko Nogiri Launches New Manga in November

Love triangle story follows girl whose divorced parents have remarried ― This year's November issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Saturday that Yōko Nogiri (Those Not-So-Sweet Boys, That Wolf-Boy is Mine!) is launching a new manga in the magazine's January 2023 issue in November. The story follows a girl whose divorced parents have remarried after eight years. Her handsome big brother an...
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Uma Musume Franchise's New Short Anime Series Uma Yuru Premieres on October 16

1st 3 episodes debut on YouTube simultaneously ― The official website for the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise announced on Tuesday that Uma Yuru, the franchise's new short anime, will debut on October 16 at 9:00 p.m. JST on YouTube. The first three episodes will premiere simultaneously, and future episodes will stream weekly at 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. The cast of new and returning characters includes...
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Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yūgi: Byakko Senki Manga Returns in Fall 2023

Manga returns in Monthly Flowers magazine after going on hiatus in 2018 ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine announced on Wednesday that Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yūgi: Byakko Senki manga will return in fall 2023. The same November issue of Monthly Flowers published a new one-shot for Watase's Fushigi Yugi manga. Watase had confirmed on Twitter last year the new one-shot was not c...
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EA, Omega Force's Collaboration Game Gets Title, Date for Reveal Trailer

― EA Originals and Koei Tecmo Games' Omega Force studio revealed the title of its upcoming hunting game Wild Hearts on Tuesday. The companies will begin streaming a reveal trailer for the game on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. EDT or 11:00 p.m. JST. EA Originals announced on September 12 that it has partnered with Koei Tecmo Games' Omega Force studio to produce a new hunting game set in "fantasy feudal Jap...
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Record of Ragnarok Manga Gets New Spinoff About Jack the Ripper

Keita Iizuka launches new manga on October 25 ― The November issue of Coamix's Comic Zenon magazine revealed on Saturday that Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui's Record of Ragnarok (Shūmatsu no Walküre) manga will have a new spinoff manga titled Shūmatsu no Walküre Kitan - Jack the Ripper no Jikenbo (Record of Ragnarok Mystery - The Case Files of Jack the Ripper). Keita Iizuka is drawing the...
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Keiko Iwashita Launches New Romance Manga in October

Museru Kurai no Ai wo Ageru centers on opposites-attract relationship between musician, aspiring designer ― The November issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Saturday that manga creator Keiko Iwashita will launch a new manga titled Museru Kurai no Ai wo Ageru (I'll Give You Enough Love to Choke On) in the magazine's December issue in October. Iwashita posted a visual for the manga on her ...
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Yakuza Lover's Nozomi Mino Launches New Manga on December 23

Mino recently ended Yakuza Lover manga in June ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Cheese! magazine revealed on Saturday that Nozomi Mino will launch a new manga in the magazine's February issue on December 23. The magazine did not reveal any further details about the manga. Mino launched the Yakuza Lover (Koi to Dangan, seen right) manga in Shogakukan's Premium Cheese! magazine in March 2018, befor...

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