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My Hero Academia Anime Casts Hiro Shimono, Misato Fukuen

Shimono plays Dabi, Fukuen plays Himiko Toga in final episode of anime ― The official website for the My Hero Academia television anime series revealed two new cast members for the second season on Saturday. The characters will appear in the anime's 25th and final episode, titled "Encounter," on September 30. The 24th episode that aired on Saturday also previewed the two characters. The new cast memb...
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D×2 Shin Megami Tensei Revelation Smartphone Game Launches This Year

Yuuki Ono, Yūsuke Kobayashi star in Sega, Atlus collaboration game ― Sega and Atlus announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017 on Saturday that their planned D×2 Shin Megami Tensei Revelation smartphone game will launch this year. The event also announced two characters and associated voice actors. Yuuki Ono as Protagonist (male) Yūsuke Kobayashi as Tarō Fuse (Codename: Megakin) Sega is developing the game fo...
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Crunchyroll to Host N. American Premieres of Black Clover, Urahara, Dies Irae Anime at Anime Weekend Atlanta

Also hosts N. American premiere of Recovery of an MMO Junkie ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will host the North American premieres of four anime series at the Anime Weekend Atlanta event. The anime include Black Clover, Dies Irae, Urahara, and Recovery of an MMO Junkie. All four anime will screen at the event before they premiere on television in Japan in October. The event will screen the...
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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Game's Opening Anime Video Streamed

3DS remake ships in Japan on October 26, in N. America in early 2018 ― Atlus began streaming the opening anime movie on Saturday for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, a Nintendo 3DS remake of its Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Nintendo DS game. The remake is slated for October 26 in Japan, and Atlus USA will release the game in North America in early 2018. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Jo...
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Bandai Namco Ent. Reveals Sword Art Online: Integral Factor Smartphone Game

New game takes place in Aincrad, stars Ari Ozawa as new heroine Koharu ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017 on Saturday that it is developing a new smartphone game in the Sword Art Online franchise titled Sword Art Online: Integral Factor. The iOS and Android online RPG will be free to play, but in-game items can cost extra. Bandai Namco Entertainment hasn't yet revealed a r...
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Attack on Titan 2 Game Gets Release in Japan on PS4, PS Vita, Switch, PC

Game ships in early 2018, covers story through events of anime's 2nd season ― Koei Tecmo Games announced during Tokyo Game Show 2017 on Saturday that it will release the Attack on Titan 2 game in Japan on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in early 2018. The game's story will cover through the events of the anime's second season. KOEI Tecmo president and COO Hisash...
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Dies Irae Anime to Have 12 TV Episodes, 6 Online Episodes

The official website for the Dies Irae anime project revealed on Saturday that the anime will consist of 12 television episodes and six online streamed episodes, for a total of 18 episodes. Crunchyroll will stream the series worldwide outside of Asia, and Funimation will stream an English dub. The series will premiere late at night on Friday, October 6 at 1:05 a.m. (effectively Saturday morning) o...
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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Launches in Japan on February 8

English gameplay video, 2nd Japanese trailer also streamed ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017 on Saturday that it will release the Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in Japan on February 8. Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming an English gameplay video for the game on Friday. Bandai Namco Entertainment additional...
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Gakuen Babysitters Anime Premieres in January

The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Hari Tokeino's Gakuen Babysitters manga announced on Friday that the anime will premiere in January. A flyer at AnimeJapan 2017 in March had stated that the series would premiere in the first quarter of 2018. The series will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Animax. Shūsei Morishita is directing the anime at animation studio Brains Base....
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Viz Media Releases Juni Taisen Manga Digitally For Free

Akira Akatsuki's manga launched in Japan on Saturday ― The Twitter account for Viz Media's Shonen Jump brand announced on Friday that it will begin releasing Akira Akatsuki's (Medaka Box, Luger Code 1951) Juni Taisen: Zodiac War manga digitally for free on Saturday. The manga launched in Japan on Shueisha's Shōnen Jump+ app and website on Saturday. The manga adapts writer Nisioisin (Monogatari Series...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Game Launches for PC This Winter

iOS/Android game launched in Japan in November, worldwide in January ― The Tokyo Game Show stage event for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links game announced on Friday that the game will get a PC release in Japan in winter 2017. The game's official English Facebook page also confirmed that the game will launch for PC via Steam in English this winter. Players will be able to transfer their game data between the ...
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Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden Anime Now Listed With 9 20-Minute Installments

Shochiku Films' English information page for Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden (Donten ni Warau Gaiden) is now listing the anime with nine 20-minute installments. The anime's official website is still listing the theatrical film series with three parts. The anime project was initially announced as a film, and the staff later clarified that it will be a film trilogy. Prior to the official announceme...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Switch Launch Trailer Streamed

Sequel shipped on Friday in the Americas ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new trailer on Friday for the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 game to accompany the game's launch on Friday. The release includes three new systems. The new ad-hoc co-op feature will let players connect and play with up to six players locally for the first time in the Dragon Ball Xenover...
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Little Witch Academia TV Anime Listed as '1st' in Website URL

The official website for the Little Witch Academia television anime series, previously http://tv.littlewitchacademia.jp, now redirects to a new URL http://littlewitchacademia.jp/tv1st/. Though the new URL contains the designation "1st," no sequels for the television series have been announced. The television anime premiered on January 8 on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Kansai TV. Netflix streamed the series...
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Etrian Odyssey V Game's Trailer Previews Harbinger Class

Atlus USA to release 3DS game on October 17 ― Atlus USA revealed a new game trailer for the Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Nintendo 3DS game on Thursday. The trailer previews the Harbinger class. The company previously streamed trailers for the Fencer, Dragoon, Warlock, Masurao, Botanist, and Pugilist, Rover, and Necromancer classes. Atlus USA will release the game on October 17. The launch editio...
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DMM Games Unveils 1st Original PS4 Game

"Machiavellism adventure" game slated for 2018 ― DMM Games announced on Friday at Tokyo Game Show that it is developing its first original game exclusively for PlayStation 4. The game is titled Demeritocracy Arui wa Alias Roos no 2-tsu no Kao (Demeritocracy or the Two Faces of Alias Roos) and it is slated for 2018. In the "Machiavellism adventure" game, players must gather evidence and form strategie...
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Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Videos Preview Mantine Surfing, Returning Characters

New photo feature also higlighted in video ― The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel began streaming new English and Japanese trailers for the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Nintendo 3DS games on Friday. The trailers preview a new Mantine Surf and Alola Photo Club features, and reintroduces returning characters Lillie, Hau, and Mina. The games will be available worldwide on November 17. Ninten...
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Does The Flower Blossom? Boys-Love Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Tsurugi Watanabe stars in film opening next spring ― A website and a Twitter account for a live-action adaptation of Shoko Hidaka's Does The Flower Blossom? boys-love manga opened on Friday. The film will premiere theatrically next spring. The movie stars Tsurugi Watanabe (pictured below) in his first film role as Yōichi Minagawa. Kaori Tanimoto is directing. Hidaka debuted the manga in 2009 and Gent...
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GRANRODEO, Luck Life Return for Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple Film's Theme Songs

Film opens in early spring 2018 ― The official website for the Bungo Stray Dogs anime franchise announced the opening and ending theme song performers for the Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple anime film on Friday. GRANRODEO, the band behind the first anime's opening theme song, is returning to perform the opening theme song for the film. Likewise, Luck Life, the group that performed the ending theme song...
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Success Teases New Umihara Kawase Game for Nintendo Switch

Game developer Success teased the latest work in a series for Nintendo Switch at its Tokyo Game Show booth on Friday. The character silhouette on the poster appears to be the title character from the Umihara Kawase platform game series. The original Umihara Kawase game shipped for the Super Famicom in Japan in 1994. The Umihara Kawase Shun game shipped for PlayStation in Japan in 1997. The most re...
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Atelier Lydie & Suelle Game Heads West in Early 2018

Trailer previews launch for Switch, PS4, PC via Steam ― Koei Tecmo America announced on Friday that Gust's Lydie to Suelle no Atelier ~Fushigi no Kaiga no Renkinjutsushi~ game will ship in the West under the title Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings in early 2018. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Koei Tecmo America and Koei Tec...

Symphogear's Tokyo Game Show Event Cancelled Due to Net Threat

Live recording of radio program was scheduled for Sunday ― The official website for the Senki Zesshō Symphogear XD Unlimited smartphone game announced on Friday that the "Senki Zesshō Symphogear Radio Tokyo Game Show Shucchō-han" event scheduled to be held at Bushiroad's booth on Sunday has been cancelled. The event was cancelled due to an online post threatening the safety of people appearing at the...
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My Girlfriend is Shobitch Anime Adds Juri Nagatsuma, Miki Hase, Marin Mizutani to Cast

Series premieres on October 11 ― The official website for Boku no Kanojo ga Majime Sugiru Shobitch na Ken (My girlfriend is Shobitch) — the television anime of Namiru Matsumoto's Boku no Kanojo ga Majime Sugiru Shojo Bitch na Ken (My Girlfriend is Faithful Virgin Bitch) manga — revealed three more cast members for the series on Friday. The new cast members include: Juri Nagatsuma as Saori Igarashi Mi...
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Toji no Miko Smartphone Game's Teaser, Visual Unveiled

New character visuals for anime series also revealed ― Square Enix revealed a teaser trailer and visual on Thursday for its smartphone game based on Studio Gokumi's original anime project Toji no Miko (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders). The video reveals the game's full title of Toji no Miko: Kizamishi Issen no Tomoshibi (The Shrine Maiden Swordwielders: A Cutting Flash of Steel). The first part of th...

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Story

Sequel series with returning staff, cast premieres on January 7 ― The official website for the television anime of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card manga began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Friday. The video previews the show's story, with Sakura now in middle school and her having strange dreams. The anime will premiere on NHK BS Premium at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 201...
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Honey So Sweet Live-Action Film Opens on March 31

Shō Hirano, Yūna Taira star in film based on Amu Meguro's manga ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Amu Meguro's Honey So Sweet manga revealed on Thursday that the film will open in Japan on March 31, 2018. Yūna Taira (seen below) will play Nao Kogure, while Shō Hirano of the Johnny's Jr. idol group Mr. KING will play Taiga Onise. In addition, Ryūsei Yokohama (below) will pl...
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Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation Browser Game Gets New Character

Minami Tsuda voices new Misaki character ― KOEI Tecmo Games revealed during the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday that Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation, the newest installment for its Dead or Alive Xtreme game series, will get a new character named Misaki. Minami Tsuda will voice the character. The character is described as a girl who moved to the Venus archipelago, and is the exclusive support ch...
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=LOVE Idol Group Makes Voice Acting Debut in 1st Haikara-san ga Tōru Anime Film

1st in 2-film series opens in Japan on November 11; films have planned screenings in U.S. ― The official website for the anime film adaptations of Waki Yamato's Haikara-san ga Tooru manga revealed on Wednesday that idol group =LOVE (pronounced "equal love") members Maika Sasaki, Hitomi Takamatsu, and Shōko Takiwaki will make their voice acting debut in the first film. Sasaki, Takamatsu, and Takiwaki ...
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Ms. Koizumi loves ramen Manga Gets Game App

More info about game on Sunday during Tokyo Game Show ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Naru Narumi's Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san (Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles) manga revealed on Tuesday that the manga will get a game adaptation. Avex Pictures will announce more details about the game at its booth in the Tokyo Game Show event on Sunday, and its information page lists the gam...
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Bandai Namco Ent. Reveals Sword Art Online Replication VR Game

Players play as unnamed player in Aincrad fighting alongside Kirito, Asuna ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced a new VR project titled Sword Art Online Replication at Tokyo Game Show 2017 on Friday. The game will take place in Aincrad during the events of the first season of the anime. Players of the VR game will play as an unnamed player (pictured below left) stuck in Aincrad, alongside a heroine...
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Kodansha Adds Rave Master, All Out!!, Shojo Fight Manga Digitally

All Out!!, Shojo Fight debut on September 26, Rave Master on October 3 ― Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday that it will release all 35 volumes of Hiro Mashima's Rave Master manga digitally on October 3. Pre-orders will be 40% off. The company's site is also additionally listing that it will release Shiori Amase's All Out!! and Yoko Nihonbashi's Shojo Fight manga. The company will release the fir...
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NieR: Automata Game's Worldwide Digital Sales, Shipments Exceed 2 Million

Square Enix revealed during the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday that its NieR: Automata game has sold and shipped a combined number of over 2 million copies worldwide. The number counts both physical shipments and digital sales. As of May 29, the game had sold over 1.5 million physical and digital copies. The game shipped for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, followed by North America o...
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Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryū to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons Anime Delayed to April 2018

Anime was slated to premiere on October 5 ― The official website for the anime of Labo Asai's Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryū to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons (literally, "Even So, Sinners Dance with Dragons: Dances with the Dragons") light novel series announced on Friday that the anime is delayed until April 2018. The announcement cited "production circumstances" as the reason for the delay. TBS also repo...
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Earth Defense Force 4.1 Gets Spinoff Scrolling Shooter Game in Fall

PS4/Vita game casts players as Wing Divers ― D3 Publisher announced during the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday that it is working on a spinoff game of its Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair game titled Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wingdiver the Shooter. The new game is a top-down vertical scrolling shooter slated for this fall in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. In the ...

Kenja no Mago Fantasy Novels Get Anime

Story about reincarnated boy who grows up with magical talent but no common sense debuted in 2015 ― Kadokawa began streaming a promotional video for Shunsuke Ogata's manga adaptation of Tsuyoshi Yoshioka's Kenja no Mago (The Wise Grandson or lit. The Sage's Grandson) novels on Friday. The video reveals that the story is getting an anime adaptation. The announcement did not reveal the anime's format. ...
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Crunchyroll Adds Hero Tales, Shigurui, Tenchi in Tokyo, Noir, More Kaleido Star to Catalog

Funimation previously released all 5 anime on home video ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added the Hero Tales and Shigurui: Death Frenzy anime series to its catalog. Crunchyroll also announced on Thursday that it added the Noir, Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi in Tokyo, and Kaleido Star: New Wings anime series to its catalog. Hero Tales is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom...
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NYCC Lists 'Batman Ninja' Anime Film by Kill la Kill Writer Kazuki Nakashima

Kamikaze Douga's Junpei Mizusaki directs, Afro Samurai's Takashi Okazaki draws character designs ― The New York Comic Con event announced on Thursday that it will host Kamikaze Douga CEO and founder Junpei Mizusaki, character designer Takashi Okazaki, and writer Kazuki Nakashima as part of a panel to announce a new 2018 anime film project titled Batman Ninja by Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Hom...
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Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahō Game Gets PS4 Port in October

Promo video streamed for PS4 version of PC/Vita game ― PlayStation Japan's YouTube account began streaming a promotional video for a PlayStation 4 version of Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahō ~Hidamari no Hibi~ on Thursday. The game is slated to ship on October 26 in Japan, and a demo version launched on Tuesday. The story of the game revolves around Yūsei Ōkura, a boy who was born as an unwanted child ...
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Spike Chunsoft's Zanki Zero RPG Teaser Trailer Details Clone Survival Story

8 main characters unveiled for PS4/Vita game ― The PlayStation Japan YouTube channel began streaming a teaser trailer for Spike Chunsoft's Zanki Zero PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game. The video details the game's premise and characters. The game focuses on the last eight humans left alive, each one labelled with a different sin: police officer Minamo (pride), editor Haruto (sloth), rich young ...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, September 10-16

Dragon Ball Super, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, My Hero Academia rank in top 10 ― Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV September 17 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 13.3 Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi September 15 (Fri) 19:30 24 min. 8.9 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV September 17 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.8 Doraemon TV Asahi September 15 (Fri) 19:00 30 min. 8.6 One Piece Fuji TV Septembe...
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Yu Yu Hakusho Game App Reunites Anime Cast

Voice actors for Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei return ― KLab Games announced a Yu Yu Hakusho smartphone game titled Yu Yu Hakusho 100% Maji Battle (100% Serious Battle) at Tokyo Game Show on Thursday. The app will reunite anime cast members, including Nozomu Sasaki as Yusuke, Shigeru Chiba as Kuwabara, Megumi Ogata as Kurama, and Nobuyuki Hiyama as Hiei. The app features super-deformed versions of Y...
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Gundam Twilight Axis Novel Gets Manga Adaptation

Azusa Makishima draws manga based on Ark Performance, Koujirou Nakamura's novel ― This year's tenth issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine announced on Wednesday that a manga adaptation of Ark Performance and Koujirou Nakamura's Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS novel will launch in the 11th issue on October 20. Azusa Makishima (Muv-Luv Alternative manga) is drawing the manga and Ark Performance i...

Funimation to Dub The Ancient Magus' Bride, Dies Irae, Kino's Journey, Juni Taisen, Urahara Anime

Crunchyroll also announces Dies irae streaming ― Funimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that will dub the following upcoming shows during the fall season: The Ancient Magus' Bride Dies irae Kino's Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Urahara Crunchyroll previously announced plans to stream all of the above titles except Dies irae, and announced on Thursday...
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Section23 to Release Naisho no Tsubomi, Kissdum R - Engage Planet Anime

Sentai Filmworks, Maiden Japan license anime for January releases ― Section23 Films announced in its January release slate on Thursday that its Sentai Filmworks label will release the Naisho no Tsubomi original video anime (OVA) on DVD on January 9. In addition, its Maiden Japan imprint will release the Kissdum R - Engage Planet (Engage Planet Kiss Dum) anime on Blu-ray Disc on January 2. Both will b...

Kakegurui Anime Has Original Ending

Original author Homura Kawamoto drafted story for finale ― The staff of the television anime adaptation of Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui anime announced on Thursday that the 12th and final episode, which airs on Saturday, will have an anime-original ending. Kawamoto drafted the ending's story, which features [Highlight white text to read spoilers] a gamble between Yumeko Jabami and stu...
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The 25th Ward: The Silver Case Sequel Game Heads West on PS4, PC

Suda51's visual novel gets N. American, European release ― NIS America announced on Thursday that it will release the HD remake of The 25th Ward: The Silver Case in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The game is slated for 2018, and it will be available digitally and in a physical limited edition. The game is a sequel to Grasshopper Manufacture's The Silver Case. It launched...
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Inuyashiki Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Qaijff's Ending Theme

Anime to premiere on October 12, stream on Amazon ― Fuji TV's Noitamina YouTube channel began streaming its second promotional video for television anime adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga on Friday. The video, which debuted during the Noitamina block on Thursday, previews the band Qaijff's ending theme song "Ai wo Oshietekureta Kimi e" (To You Who Taught Me Love). The main cast includes: Fu...

Pretty Sammy Sequel Project Starts Crowdfunding for Promo Video

Sequel to follow Sasami as 14-year-old middle school student ― Anime production company AIC launched a Campfire crowdfunding campaign for a five-minute promotional video for a sequel to Magical Girl Pretty Sammy (Mahō Shōjo Pretty Sammy) on Thursday. The project is seeking 10,000,000 yen (about US$89,000) by December 7 to fund a video to pitch to sponsors with the aim of green-lighting an anime serie...
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March comes in like a lion Anime's 2nd Season Reveals More Cast

Houchu Ohtsuka, Aoi Yūki, Asuka Nishi join cast of series debuting on October 14 ― The official website for the anime series based on Chika Umino's March comes in like a lion manga revealed three more cast members for the anime's second season on Friday. Houchu Ohtsuka will play Sakutarō Yanagihara, Aoi Yūki will play Megumi Takagi, and Asuka Nishi will play Chiho Sakura. Houchu Ohtsuka as Sakutarō Y...
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Megazone 23 SIN Remake Project Meets Crowdfunding Goal on Last Day

Project also reveals new giant transforming Garland design ― Anime production company AIC's crowdfunding campaign to make a promotional video for its Megazone 23 SIN project met its 10-million-yen (US$89,000) goal on Thursday, its final day. The Campfire crowdfunding campaign ended after eventually raising 11,147,000 yen (about US$99,250). The project had been at 25% of its goal four days before its ...
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Inuyashiki Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Theme Song

Sumire Uesaka, Sumire Morohoshi join cast; Qaijff performs theme ― The official website for the upcoming television anime adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga revealed two more cast members on Thursday. Sumire Uesaka will play Inuyashiki's daughter Mari Inuyashiki, and Sumire Morohoshi will play Shishigami's classmate Shion Watanabe. Sumire Uesaka as Mari Inuyashiki Sumire Morohoshi as Shion W...
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Himōto! Umaru-chan R Anime's Video Previews Characters, Opening Song

Series with returning cast, staff premieres on October 8 ― The official website for Himōto! Umaru-chan R, the second anime season based on Sankaku Head's Himōto! Umaru-chan manga, began streaming a promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video previews the characters and the opening theme song "Nimensei ☆ Uraomote Life!" (Two-Sidedness ☆ Two-Faced Life!), which Aimi Tanaka is again performi...

Voltron Legendary Defender Show's Season 4 Trailer Reveals October 13 Debut

Show's 3rd season premiered on August 4 ― Netflix began streaming a trailer on Wednesday for the fourth season of Dreamworks' Voltron Legendary Defender animated series. The new season will premiere on October 13. The show's third season of seven episodes premiered on August 4. Netflix describes the fourth season: With Shiro back at the Castleship, Keith makes a choice that causes a rift between him ...
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Taiwanese Creator Yanai's Creatures Family Days Manga Gets Japanese-Taiwanese Collaboration Anime

Anime about strange family to air simultaneously in Japan, Taiwan in spring 2018 ― This year's November issue of Shinchosha's Comic @ Bunch magazine revealed on Thursday that Yanai's Jikken-hin Kazoku: Creatures Family Days manga is getting a Japanese-Taiwanese collaboration anime adaptation that will launch in spring 2018. The anime will air in Japan and Taiwan simultaneously. The manga will launch ...
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KLab, Kadokawa Collaborate on "Project Parallel" Multimedia Project

Project launches with mobile online game featuring idols who can use magic ― Smartphone game developer KLab announced on Thursday at Tokyo Game Show 2017 that it is collaborating with Kadokawa on the "Project Parallel" multimedia project. The project will start with a mobile online game. Music distributor JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment and mobile online developer altplus are both cooperating on the...
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KLab Reveals Magatsu Wahrheit Smartphone Game

Final Fantasy XII's Miwa Shōda writes scenario for fantasy game ― Smartphone developer KLab announced at Tokyo Game Show on Thursday that it is developing a new smartphone game titled Magatsu Wahrheit. KLab originally announced the game as "Project FORCE" at a new game lineup event on May 25. Miwa Shōda (Final Fantasy XII) is writing the game's scenario, and Masaru Yokoyama is composing the main them...
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Zatch Bell Manga Gets Smartphone Browser Game

Game part of new BXD company's lineup alongside Dragon Ball Z, The [email protected] ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced during the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday that Makoto Raiku's Zatch Bell (Konjiki no Gash!!) manga will get a smartphone browser game adaptation. The title will debut later than the new Dragon Ball Z, Family Stadium, and The [email protected] browser games that Bandai Namco Entertainment p...
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Kaiji Creator's Akagi Mahjong Manga Gets New Live-Action Miniseries in 2018

Nobuyuki Fukumoto's story already inspired anime, 2015 live-action show, this fall's live-action sequel ― The staff of the live-action television adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Akagi mahjong manga announced on Thursday that production on a new series has been green-lit for next year. The new miniseries will run for three episodes. The new series is titled Akagi: Washizu Mahjong Kanketsu-hen (Akagi...
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Earth Defense Force 5 Game's Subtitled Promo Reveals December 7 Release Date for Japan

Game previously delayed from summer release window ― D3 Publisher began streaming its Tokyo Game Show trailer for Earth Defense Force 5 with English subtitles on Tuesday. The video reveals the PlayStation 4 game's December 7 release date for Japan. D3 Publisher also began streaming the game's fifth promotional video on Thursday. The game was initially slated for this summer but D3 Publisher delayed t...
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Love Live! School Idol Festival Game Reveals 2018 Update, Cast Members for PDP Characters

New game version will get new features, fully voiced original story that brings μ's, Aqours together ― KLab Games and Bushiroad announced during the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday that their Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game will get a new version titled Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS in 2018. The new version will include the members of Nijigasaki Academy's Idol Appreciati...
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Kyoei Toshi PS4 Game Adds Eva Unit-00, Unit-02, Mechagodzilla, Griffon, Abraham, Dada

Opening movie, TGS trailer, 2nd promo video streamed ― Kadokawa's Famitsu.com website revealed on Tuesday that Kyoei Toshi (City Shrouded in Shadow), Bandai Namco Entertainment's collaboration game with Granzella Inc., will add five new "giant shadows," including The Type J-9 Griffon and Type M-5 Abraham from Patlabor, Dada from Ultraman, the Type-3 Kiryū/Mechagodzilla from the Godzilla franchise, an...
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Tokyo Game Show 2017 Trailer Roundup

Here's our roundup of all the trailers and gameplay videos from this year's Tokyo Game Show. We'll be updating this article continually, so be sure to check back for more trailers added throughout the event. Tokyo Game Show 2017 runs from September 21-24. All videos below are listed in alphabetical order by title. Ace Attorney 6 for smartphones Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for PS4, XB1, PC Atelier ...
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Hitsuji no Ki Live-Action Film's Teaser Reveals February Debut

Ryo Nishikido stars in film about seaside town where 6 former convicts are sent to live ― The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Tatsuhiko Yamagami and Mikio Igarashi's Hitsuji no Ki (The Sheep's Tree) manga began streaming a teaser video for the film on Tuesday. The teaser reveals the film's February 3, 2018 opening date. The manga's story is set in a former seaport town that be...
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Astro Boy: Edge of Time Game Gets New Expansion Based on The Vampires

Free-to-play game based on Osamu Tezuka's works launched in April ― Active Gaming Media and Tezuka Productions announced on September 14 that their Astro Boy: Edge of Time digital card game received a new expansion that adds Vampires and Witches based on Tezuka's The Vampires manga to the game. The companies also added new skills to the game, as well as 100 new cards and a new faction. Active Gaming ...
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Bokurano's Mohiro Kitoh Puts Hayabusa-chan mo Tondemasu Manga on Hiatus

Manga about girl who can turn into fighter plane launched in January ― This year's 19th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on September 12 that manga creator Mohiro Kitoh is putting his Hayabusa-chan mo Tondemasu (Hayabusa-chan is Flying Too) manga on hiatus due to having to recover from surgery for his spinal canal stenosis. Kitoh noted that he will somehow be able to return to normal and...
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Gundam Versus Previews Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam Characters in Video

PS4 game launches on September 29 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming a new video introducing playable pilot and mobile suit pairs for its Gundam Versus PlayStation 4 game on Monday. The video introduces the characters from the Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam and Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Steel Seven manga that will appear in the game. Bandai Namco Entertainment previously streamed s...
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Fruits Basket another Sequel Manga Ends With 3rd Volume

Sequel to Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket launched in September 2015 ― The second compiled book volume of Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket another sequel manga revealed on Wednesday that the manga will end with its third volume. Takaya launched the sequel manga on the free "HanaLaLa online" in September 2015. Takaya had stated when she launched the manga that it was only planned to be two to three volum...
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Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Film's On-Set Photos Revealed

Film screens at TIFF on October 25 before wide release on December 1 ― Media news website Natalie revealed new on-set photos for the live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga on Wednesday. More images are available in Comic Natalie's article. The film will open the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25 for its world premiere. The film will then have its wide ...
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Game's Trailer Reveals 2018 Release

Vanillaware develops, George Kamitani directs PS4/Vita game ― Sony unveiled a new trailer for Atlus and Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim game during its Tokyo Game Show conference on Tuesday. The video reveals the game's 2018 release date. Vanillaware is currently developing the game for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. George Kamitani (Dragon's Crown, Odin Sphere) is directing the game. The game's of...
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Square Enix Recruits Scenario Writers for New NieR-Related Work

Also: stage play, stage musical based on Nier: Automata announced ― Square Enix revealed on Tuesday that it is recruiting scenario and planning staff members for a new work related to the NieR series. The position will entail writing sub-quest stories and planning for the main story, NPC writing and design, and writing for item descriptions and in-game text. Relatedly, an official Twitter account for...
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Ojarumaru Anime Gets Live-Action Special in November

10-minute special stars Yūtarō, features 17-year-old Ojarumaru ― NHK announced on Wednesday that the Ojarumaru (Prince Mackaroo) anime will get a 10-minute live-action special titled "Ojarumaru Special Anime Janai de Ojaru?" (Ojarumaru Special, It's Not an Anime?) that will air on NHK E-Tele (NHK Educational) on November 3. The special celebrates the anime's 20th anniversary since premiering in 1998....
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Dragon's Crown Sidescrolling Action Game Gets PS4 Version in January

Dragon's Crown Pro supports 4K graphics, re-recorded fully orchestral soundtrack ― Sony revealed during its Tokyo Game Show conference on Tuesday that Atlus and Vanillaware are developing a PlayStation 4 version of their Dragon's Crown game titled Dragon's Crown Pro. The game will support 4K resolution, and will have a re-recorded fully orchestral soundtrack. In addition, Dragon's Crown Pro will be c...
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Dance With Devils: Fortuna Film Recasts Nesta With Rikiya Koyama

Keiji Fujiwara played character in television anime before medical treatment ― The official website for Rejet and Elements Garden's Dance With Devils: Fortuna anime film announced on Wednesday that Rikiya Koyama will voice Lord Nesta in the film. He will replace Keiji Fujiwara, who played the character in the game and television anime. Fujiwara's Air Agency had announced in August 2016 that Fujiwara ...
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Dragon Ball Z Bucchigiri Match Smartphone Browser Game Unveiled With Teaser Video (Updated)

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a teaser for a new smartphone game titled Dragon Ball Z Bucchigiri Match on Thursday. Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game as taking advantage of HTML5 technology, and that it "will involve one's surroundings to bring a new style of playing." Bandai Namco Entertainment and video game company Drecom founded game company BXD in May to develop a gam...
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Kow Yokoyama's Maschinen Krieger Sci-Fi Franchise Gets Hollywood Film Adaptation

It producer Roy Lee, Scott Bernstein producing project The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reported on Wednesday that producers Roy Lee (It) and Scott Bernstein are producing a Hollywood film adaptation of Kow Yokoyama's Maschinen Krieger ZbV3000 franchise. Yokoyama, Kevin Munroe, Rick Privman, and Yumiko Miyano will be executive producers on the project. Kow Yokoyama created the universe alo...
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Square Enix Reveals Battle of Blades Smartphone Game

Game with 4-on-4 multiplayer, single player story by Fate/Apocrypha's Yuichiro Higashide slated for this year ― Square Enix revealed a new smartphone game titled Battle of Blades on Thursday. The game will have both a single player story and a four-on-four multiplayer mode. The game is slated for release on iOS and Android devices this year. The game's four-versus-four team multiplayer mode tasks tea...
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Steins;Gate Elite Game's Video Shows Anime Footage With Visual Novel Script

Updated version of game launches next spring for PS4/Vita/Switch ― The official Youtube channel of Kadokawa's Dengeki PlayStation magazine began streaming a gameplay clip of the Steins;Gate Elite game on Thursday. The video shows clips from the anime adaptation with the script from the visual novel, with voiced dialogue lines. Steins;Gate Elite is a major update of the original Steins;Gate game from ...
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Masakazu Yamaguchi's Furin Shokudō Manga Gets Live-Action Drama Adaptation

Series about adulterous businessman launched last year ― This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Masakazu Yamaguchi's (Dengeki Oshioki Musume Gōtaman) Furin Shokudō (Adultery Restaurant) manga is getting a live-action drama adaptation. The issue didn't state whether the adaptation will be a special or series, or if it will air on TV or stream online. The ma...
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Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji. Anime's Video Previews Theme Song

Saki Hazuki performs "My one" theme song for anime premiering on TV, online on October 1 ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Sigma Torai's Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji. (My Marriage Interview Partner is a Student, Strong, and a Problem Child.) adult romance manga began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Tuesday. The video reveals and previews the anime's them...
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Fighting Game Adds Android 21 Original Character

Yamcha, Tien Shinhan (with Chiaotzu) also join as playable characters ― The November issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc System Works' Dragon Ball FighterZ fighting game is adding an original playable character designed by Akira Toriyama named Android 21, who is described as a scientist possessing intelligence rivaling Dr. Gero. The game is...
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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT PS4 Game Adds Noctis

PS4 game launches in N. America on January 30 ― Sony revealed a trailer during its Tokyo Game Show conference on Tuesday for Square Enix's Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the PlayStation 4 version of the Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade game. The video reveals that Noctis from Final Fantasy XV will join the game's roster of playable characters. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will ship in Japan on January 11 and i...
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1st Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film Opens at #8, 'Tamio Boy to Kuruwaseru Girl' Film Opens at #6

Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai live-action film stays at #7, 'Fireworks' Falls to #10 ― The live-action Okuda Tamio ni Naritai Boy - Deau Otoko Subete Kuruwaseru Girl (The Boy Who Wished to Be Tamio Okuda - The Girl Who Drove All the Men She Met Crazy) film, based on a manga by Chokkaku Shibuya, opened at #6 in the Japanese box office. The film sold 52,000 tickets to earn about 75 million yen (about US$667,...
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Uta Macross Game App Recasts Macross 7's Mylene With Aya Hirano

Mylene's original voice actress Tomo Sakurai retired last year ― The official website for the Uta Macross Sumaho De Culture rhythm smartphone game confirmed on Wednesday that Aya Hirano (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Haruhi Suzumiya, White Album's Yuki Morikawa, Fairy Tail's Lucy Heartfilia) is voicing the character Mylene Jenius in the game. She replaces Tomo Sakurai, who voiced the character ...
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Japanese Comic Ranking, September 11-17

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Ace of Diamond Act II, Fairy Tail, My Hero Academia, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime in top 5 ― Rank Title Est. Weekly Copies Est. Total Copies Release Date Publisher Author Highest Rank Weeks on List 1 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 3 122,895 122,895 2017/09 Kodansha CLAMP 1 1 2 Ace of Diamond Act II 9 100,541 100,541 2017/09 Kodansha Yūji Terajima 2 1 3 Fairy ...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 11-17

Metroid Samus Returns debuts ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 11-17 Rank System Title Maker Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 4Gamer Reader Review 1PS4Winning Eleven 2018 Konami September 14 64,342 64,342 2NSwSplatoon 2 (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo July 21 37,481 1,138,962 70 33DSMetroid Samus Returns (Including Limited Editions) Nintendo September 15 30,855 30,855 4PS4Uncharted: The ...
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The [email protected] Stella Stage PS4 Game's Trailer Streamed

Game story, systems unveiled ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming the first promotional video for its The [email protected] Stella Stage PlayStation 4 game on Tuesday. In the game, players take on the role of a producer at 765 Pro. The presidents of 765 Pro and rival production company 961 Pro decide to hold a joint live concert called "Stella Stage," and in anticipation of the live event the player...

Namie Amuro to Retire From Singing Next September

One Piece, Inuyasha singer celebrated her 25th career anniversary this year ― Singer Namie Amuro announced on her website on Wednesday that she will retire on September 16, 2018. She promised to put her all into her final album and concerts in the year leading up to her retirement. This past September 16 was the 25th anniversary of her debut. She thanked all her fans for their support throughout the ...

ID-0 Anime Debuts on Netflix on October 6

World Cosplay Summit's original anime premiered in Japan in April ― Netflix will begin streaming ID-0, World Cosplay Summit's original anime project, on October 6. The anime premiered on Tokyo MX on April 9, and also aired on Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11. The series is streaming exclusively on Netflix in Japan, but has not yet debuted overseas. The show's complete Blu-ray Disc and DVD box set shipped ...
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DARLING in the FRANXX Anime Ad Reveals 2nd Round of Characters

Video introduces two more characters with their robot ― The official Twitter account for Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures' original science-fiction television anime DARLING in the FRANXX posted a fourth video ad, introducing a second pair of characters and their Franxx (the show's type of woman-shaped robot). The characters' names are Code:015 "Ichigo" and Code:056 "Goro," and their Franxx is Delphini...

Cardcaptor Sakura's Clear Card Arc TV Anime Slated for January 7

New visual also unveiled before promo video debuts on September 22 ― The official website for the television anime of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card manga announced on Wednesday that the anime will premiere at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The anime will then repeat on Fridays at 11:45 p.m. The website also unveiled a new visual and character designs: A new promotional video will debut...

New Legend of the Galactic Heroes Anime Reveal Cast, Staff, Promo Video, Dates, Title

Mamoru Miyano, Kenichi Suzumura star in spring TV season before 3 2019 films ― The "New Anime Project The Legend of the Galactic Heroes Event ~Star-Crossed~" unveiled the main cast, main staff, first promotional video, release schedule, and titles for Production I.G's new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction novels The Legend of the Galactic Heroes on Wednesday. The new cast stars: Mamoru M...
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Live-Action Anonymous Noise Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

In-story band in NO hurry to shout makes major debut with "Close to me" song ― The official website for the live-action film of Ryoko Fukuyama's shōjo manga Anonymous Noise (Fukumenkei Noise) unveiled a new trailer and visual for the film on Wednesday. The video reveals and previews the film's theme song "Close to me" by in NO hurry to shout, the film's in-story band, which will make its major debut ...
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Final Fantasy XV's Multiplayer Expansion Slated for October 31

Expansion includes new story & new theme song by Emiko Suzuki, Nobuo Uematsu ― Square Enix began streaming a trailer for its upcoming "Comrades" multiplayer expansion for its Final Fantasy XV game on Tuesday. The video reveals the expansion's October 31 release for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and also previews the expansion's new theme song "Choosing Hope," performed by Emiko Suzuki, and composed...

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