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LiSA's 'LiVE is SMiLE ALWAYS - LANDER -' Concert Gets Theatrical Screenings in N. America in August

Concert tour took place in Japan from September-December 2023 ― Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures announced on Monday that they are screening the LiSA's "LiVE is SMiLE ALWAYS -LANDER -" concert in theaters in North America on August 17,18, and 21. LiSA concert tour, which featured her sixth original album LANDER, took place throughout Japan from September-December 2023. The theatrical screening presents ...
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DAN DA DAN Anime's 2nd Promo Video/Visual Reveal 3 Cast Members, Theatrical Debut on August 31

Nana Mizuki, Ayane Sakura, Kaito Ishikawa join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Yukinobu Tatsu's Dandadan "paranormal mystery battle & romantic comedy" manga unveiled on Tuesday the second promotional video and key visual, and they reveal three more cast members. In addition, DAN DA DAN: First Encounter will debut early in theaters, beginning with screenings in Asia on August 3...
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Umamusume: Pretty Derby Game Gets English Release

Game launched for iOS/Android in Japan in February 2021 ― A new official English website opened on Monday to reveal that Cygames' Umamusume: Pretty Derby (Uma Musume Pretty Derby) game is getting an English release for iOS and Android devices. An official English YouTube channel also opened and began streaming the opening movie "Girls' Legend U." The Uma Musume Pretty Derby game launched in February ...
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Koume Fujichika to Launch New Series on Manga UP! in 2024

The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses manga ended on June 20 ― The 12th and final volume of Koume Fujichika's The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses (Suki na Ko ga Megane wo Wasureta) manga revealed on June 20 that Fujichika will launch a new series tentatively titled Daiakutō Shōnen (The Great Villain Boy) on Square Enix's Manga UP! platform in 2024. The artist shared a sketch related to the announcement o...
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Hulu Adds Oshi no Ko Season 1 Among More Anime from Sentai Filmworks, Live-Action Land of Tanabata Series in July

Also: The Eminence in Shadow season 2, Reincarnated as a Sword, I'm Quitting Heroing anime series; Alita: Battle Angel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 live-action films, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes anime film ― Hulu U.S. is listing the premiere of the first season of the Oshi no Ko anime on July 1, and the English sub and dub premiere of six anime series licensed by Sentai Filmworks also in July...
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Tasokare Hotel Mobile Game Gets Anime Adaptation in January 2025

Rika Momokawa, Kōdai Sakai, Yusuke Shirai, more star in PRA anime ― Anime streaming service It's Anime! announced on Monday that SEEC's Tasokare Hotel mobile game will get an anime adaptation and revealed its first visual, teaser trailer, main cast, staff, and January 2025 debut. Teaser trailer English version (turn on closed caption button for English subtitles) Teaser trailer Japanese version It's ...
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Mission: Yozakura Family Anime's New Promo Video Previews New Opening Theme

New visual also revealed for show's 2nd half ― Shueisha revealed a new video on Monday in its "Jump Press" video for the anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga, which previews fripSide featuring Yoshino Nanjo's new opening theme song "Secret Operation." The show's staff also revealed a new visual. Asobi Doumei will perform the anime's new ending th...
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Seiju Amano's Class no Dai Kirai na Joshi to Kekkon suru Koto ni Natta. Story Gets TV Anime Adaptation

Hinaki Yano stars as protagonist Akane Sakuramori ― Aniplex revealed on Monday that Seiju Amano's Class no Dai Kirai na Joshi to Kekkon suru Koto ni Natta. (I Ended Up Marrying the Girl in My Class I Hated the Most) story is getting a television anime adaptation, and also revealed the anime's teaser visual and main cast. The anime will star Hinaki Yano as the protagonist Akane Sakuramori (featured in...
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Baban Baban Ban Vampire TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Teaser Video, Visual, January 2025 Debut

Daisuke Namikawa, Yūsuke Kobayashi star in vampire comedy anime ― TV Asahi's Anime Lineup Press Conference on Monday revealed that the television anime adaptation of Hiromasa Okujima's Baban Baban Ban Vampire manga will debut in January 2025 in the channel's new programming block IM Animation that airs on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. The event also revealed the show's main cast, full staff, a visual, and ...
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BLUELOCK TV Anime's 2nd Season Reveals 2 More Cast Members, October 5 Debut in New Programming Block on TV Asahi

Series to air on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ― TV Asahi's Anime Lineup Press Conference on Monday revealed two more cast members for the second season of the television anime of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's BLUELOCK soccer manga. The new cast includes Satoshi Hino as Oliver Aiku (left below) and Akihisa Wakayama as Shūto Sendō (right). ||◤            ◥||🔥⚔TVシリーズ第2期⚽🔥👑キャラ&キャスト情報⛓||◣           ◢|...
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Live-Action I Hear the Sunspots Show Reveals Ending Theme, New Video

Takaya Kawasaki performs ending for series debuting on June 26 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action series of Yuki Fumino's I Hear the Sunspot (Hidamari ga Kikoeru) boys-love manga began streaming a trailer for the series on Monday. The staff also revealed that Takaya Kawasaki will perform the show's ending theme song "Yūhi no Ue" (Above the Setting Sun). /『ひだまりが聴こえる』初だし映像を...
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Black Butler Manga's 2021 Musical Stage Play Gets Rerun in September

Main cast of 2021 Musical Kuroshitsuji ~Kishuku Gakkō no Himitsu~ return ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the musical stage play adaptation of Yana Toboso's Black Butler manga revealed on Saturday that the Musical Kuroshitsuji ~Kishuku Gakkō no Himitsu~ (Black Butler: Secrets of the Boarding School) will have rerun performances at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center on September 7-8, and ...
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Penguin Gentlemen's Kishi Ueno Launches New Manga on July 19

New manga is titled Luccarie no Kawarimono ― The July issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine revealed on June 19 that Kishi Ueno will launch a new manga titled Luccarie no Kawarimono (The Eccentric of Luccarie) in the magazine's next issue on July 19. The manga will have a color opening page. 【お知らせ】ウルトラジャンプさんで漫画を連載します。タイトルは「ルッカリエの変わり者」です。8月号(7/19発売)から連載開始になります。こちらの画像は今日発売の号の予告ページに載せて頂いたものです。また発売日近くに...
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Live-Action Tengu no Daidokoro Series Gets 2nd Season in October

New 10-episode season features returning cast, staff ― BS-TBS announced on Monday that it is producing a second season for the live-action series adaptation of Ai Tanaka's Tengu no Daidokoro (Tengu's Kitchen) manga that will premiere on BS-TBS in October with 10 episodes. The main cast from the first season will return, including Kiita Komagine as Motoi Izuna, Akihisa Shiono as Yui Atago, and Keitats...
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Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Resumes Serialization 1 Week Later Than Planned

Manga now planned to return on July 8 as author Gege Akutami continues recovery ― The official website for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga will extend its current two-week hiatus to three weeks, resuming in the magazine's 32nd issue on July 8, instead of July 1 as previously announced. When the magazine announced the hiatus on June 10...
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27th Detective Conan Film Surpasses Suzume to Become 15th Highest-Earning Film in Japan

Film sells 10.52 million tickets, earns 15.05 billion yen after 73 days ― The Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film, the 27th film in the Detective Conan franchise, has sold 10.52 million tickets and has earned 15.05 billion yen (about US$94.23 million) as of Sunday, its 73rd day in the Japanese box office. The film is now the 15th highest-ear...
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Uta no Prince-sama Dolce Vita Game Confirmed as Still in the Works for Switch

Project initially announced for PS Vita in 2016 ― Broccoli confirmed on Sunday the Uta no Prince-sama♪ Dolce Vita game for the Uta no Prince-sama franchise is still in development for the Nintendo Switch. The project was originally in development for the PlayStation Vita, but Broccoli announced in 2019 it would instead develop the game for the Switch. Broccoli revealed the Uta no Prince Sama♪ Dolce ...
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Adult Swim Streams New Early Preview for Rick and Morty: The Anime

Anime premieres in 2024 ― Adult Swim's YouTube channel began streaming a new early preview for the Rick and Morty: The Anime series on Sunday. The show will premiere on Adult Swim and Max in 2024, and will also run on Adult Swim Canada. The anime will be an original work, with adapted themes and events from the main Rick and Morty animated series. Takashi Sano (Tower of God) is writing and directing ...

'As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill' Anime Gets 2nd Season in Fall

Teaser, key visual revealed ― The staff for the television anime of Miraijin A's (also known as Jinei Mirai's) As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World (Tensei Kizoku Kantei Sukiru de Nariagaru - Jakushō Ryōchi o Uketsuidanode, Yūshūna Jinzai o Fuyashite Itara, Saikyō Ryōchi ni Natteta) light novel series announced on Sunday that the anime will get a second telev...
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Gantz Manga Gets Full-Color Vertical-Scrolling Version on Jump Toon Service

Full-color series debuts on July 7 ― This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday HIroya Oku's Gantz manga is getting a new vertical-scrolling full-color edition titled GANTZ: T on the publisher's "Jump TOON" vertical-scrolling manga service starting on July 7. SHINE Partners is in charge of the coloring. Shueisha launched the "Jump TOON" service on on May 29. ...
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Snow White With the Red Hair Manga Resumes in July

Manga went on hiatus in June 2023 ― The August issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine announced on Monday that Sorata Akiduki's Snow White with the Red Hair (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) manga will resume in the magazine's next issue on July 24. The manga went on hiatus in June 2023. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally...
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My Home Hero Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

Series debuted in May 2017 ― This year's 30th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Monday Naoki Yamakawa and Masashi Asaki's My Home Hero manga will end in five chapters. Asaki stated on X/Twitter on Sunday the manga normally takes a break after every three chapters, but instead the manga is taking a two-week break, so the last five chapters will be available without a break. The ma...
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Mission: Yozakura Family Anime Gets New Opening, Ending Theme Songs

fripSide feat. Yoshino Nanjo, Asobi Doumei to perform new opening, ending songs ― This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday the anime of Hitsuji Gondaira's Mission: Yozakura Family (Yozakura-san Chi no Daisakusen) manga will get a new opening song "Secret Operation" by fripSide featuring Yoshino Nanjo. Asobi Doumei will perform the anime's new ending theme s...
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The Fable TV Anime's New Video Unveils More Cast, New Theme Songs (Updated)

Shinshuu Fuji, Chika Anzai, Takehito Koyasu, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu join cast ― This year's 30th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on Monday the television anime adaptation of Katsuhisa Minami's The Fable manga will add four new cast members. The show will also get a new opening song "Switch" by Umeda Cypher and a new ending song "Beyond feat. Mari" by ALI. The new cast members include:...
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Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra Light Novels Get TV Anime

Isekai fantasy launched in 2017 ― Micro Magazine revealed in a new promotional video on Sunday that Fehu Kazuno's Apocalypse Bringer Mynoghra: World Conquest Starts with the Civilization of Ruin (Isekai Mokushiroku Mynoghra: Hametsu no Bunmei de Hajimeru Sekai Seifuku) isekai fantasy light novel series is inspiring a television anime. Cross Infinite World publishes the series in English and describes...
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Let This Grieving Soul Retire! Anime Announces 5 More Cast Members, October Debut

Fairouz Ai, Konomi Kohara, Kōhei Amasaki, Tomokazu Sugita, Aoi Koga co-star ― The staff for the television anime of Tsukikage and Chyko's Let This Grieving Soul Retire! (Nageki no Bōrei wa Intai Shitai: Saijaku Hunter ni Yoru Saikyō Party Ikusei-jutsu) light novel series announced five more cast members and the anime's October premiere. The newly announced cast members are (from left to right in the ...
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Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc Anime Reveals New Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Video previews Yasuharu Takanashi×FLOW's opening song 'LOVE & JUSTICE' with Mamoru Miyano performing ending song 'Chojin,' episode 0 theme 'Kinnikuman Go Fight!' ― The staff for the upcoming Kinnikuman: Perfect Origin-Hen (Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, or literally, Kinnikuman Perfect Chо̄jin/Superhuman Origin Arc) anime revealed more cast members, the theme song artists, and the anime's third promo...
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Hip-Hop Duo Creepy Nuts Performs DAN DA DAN Anime's Opening Theme

Duo contribute new song 'Otonoke' to fall anime ― The official website for the television anime of Yukinobu Tatsu's Dandadan "paranormal mystery battle & romantic comedy" manga announced on Sunday that the hip-hop duo Creepy Nuts is contributing their new song "Otonoke" as the anime's opening theme song. The series will premiere in Japan in October on TBS and MBS's Super Animeism TURBO programming bl...
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The Elusive Samurai Anime's New Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Songs Artists

3rd promo video previews 'Plan A' opening song by DISH// ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the television anime of Yūsei Matsui's The Elusive Samurai (Nigejōzu no Wakagimi) manga started streaming the anime's third promotional video on Sunday. The new video revealed a new cast member, the opening theme song "Plan A" by DISH//, and the ending theme song "Kamakura STYLE" by artist Botchi ...
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Love Is Indivisible by Twins Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Songs, New Cast Member

Kaori Ishihara joins cast for July 10 anime ― The staff for the television anime of Shihon Takamura and illustrator Almic's Love Is Indivisible by Twins (Koi wa Futago de Warikirenai) light novel series revealed on Sunday the second promotional video and a new cast member. The trailer previews Maaya Uchida's opening theme song "Parallel na Heart" (Parallel Heart) and the series' twin characters Rumi ...
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Sundome!! Milky Way's Kazuki Funatsu Launches New Manga

Funatsu launched fishing comedy manga Tsutte Tabetai Gal Sawa-san ― This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine published the first chapter of Kazuki Funatsu's new manga titled Tsutte Tabetai Gal Sawa-san (Gal Sawa-san Wants to Catch Fish and Eat) on June 19. The fishing comedy manga centers on Tsuritani, a young man in his third year as a working adult, without any particular redeeming ...
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Funguild Launches New Digital Manga Magazine comic Spira f

Magazine's 1st issue features 1-shot manga by Kōki Fuyutsuki, Aya Makino; 5 new isekai fantasy series ― Funguild's isekai fantasy label Spira launched a new digital manga magazine titled comic Spira f on Saturday. With the theme "Ima koko de meguriau, isekai no 'koi' to 'bōken' ni" (Into the "love" and "adventure" of another world that we encounter here and now), the magazine initially features a one...
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White Owls' Death Game Hotel VR Game Launches on July 11

Online multiplayer tabletop game features concept design by Swery65 ― Game development studio White Owls Inc. announced on Thursday that its Death Game Hotel VR game will release on July 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The game is the first VR production for Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro's White Owls Inc. The game will be available through the Meta Quest store and will be available for Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, ...
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Anonymous Noise's Ryoko Fukuyama Launches New Manga on July 5

Manga centers on no-name actress in high school ― This year's 14th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Thursday that Ryoko Fukuyama will launch a new manga titled Hito no Yomei de Seishun Suru na (Don't Stay Young With The Rest of a Person's Life) in the magazine's next issue on July 5. The manga will have an opening color page for its 77-page first chapter. The manga will also be...
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Naoko Yamada, Science Saru's The Colors Within Film Wins at Shanghai International Film Festival

Film held premiere at Annecy earlier this month The Colors Within (Kimi no Iro), a new anime feature film by Science SARU and director Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, The Heike Story, A Silent Voice), won the Best Animation Film award at the 26th Shanghai International Film Festival on Saturday. The anime will open in Japan on August 30. The film was originally slated to open in fall 2023, but it was then sla...
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Blood Blade's Oma Sei Nominated for Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award at Eisner Awards

Winner to be announced at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 26 ― Comic-Con International announced the nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday, and the nominees include Oma Sei, the manga creator for the Blood Blade manga. Other nominees for this year's award include: Oliver Bly (The Mushroom Knight), Patrick Horvath (Beneath the Trees W...
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Live-Action Saint Young Men Film Reveals Team Demon's Cast

Masataka Kubota, Mizuki Yamamoto, Hinako Sakurai, Seina Nakata join cast ― The staff for Saint Oniisan The Movie ~Holy Men vs Akuma Gundan~ (Holy Men vs Demon Army), the first live-action film of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga, revealed the cast of the Mara family in "Team Demon" via a new behind-the-scenes making-of video on Sunday. The Mara family's cast members are (from l...
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Gintama Anime's Kintama Arc Also Gets Compilation Screenings This Fall

Announced in opening weekend of 2nd new compilation, Gintama on Theater 2D: Ikkoku Keisei-hen ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the anime of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga announced on Saturday that the Kintama arc will also have compilation screenings this fall. The announcement of Gintama on Theater 2D: Kintama-hen came during the opening weekend of the Gintama on Theater 2D: Ikkoku...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, June 10-16

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengance debuts at #1 for Switch, at #2 for PS5 ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 3-9 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwShin Megami Tensei V: Vengance Atlus June 14 31,888 31,888 2PS5Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengance Atlus June 14 18,610 18,610 3NSwPaper Mario RPG Nintendo May 23 10,663 179,496 4NSwMonster Hunter Stories Capcom June 14 10,216 10,216...
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Kumarba Anime Gets 2nd Season

New season airs in October ― The staff for the television anime based on the Kumarba animation YouTube channel for kids announced on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, following the last episode, the anime will get a second season in October. The cast from the YouTube channel will reprise their roles for the second season, including Fairouz Ai as Kumarba, Mai Satō as Tabris, Honoka Inoue as Nekorun, and...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, June 10-16

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc ranks at #1 ― The episode of the live-action series adaptation of Kana Ozawa's Blue Moment manga that aired on Fuji TV on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 p.m. earned a 6.6% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc Fuji TV June 16 (Sun) 23:15 30 min. 6.4 Sazae-san Fuji TV June 16...
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No Longer Allowed in Another World Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, Additional Cast

Trailer previews theme songs by Kashitaro Ito, Mayu Maeshima ― The staff for the television anime of Hiroshi Noda and Takahiro Wakamatsu's No Longer Allowed In Another World (Isekai Shikkaku) manga revealed on Saturday the second promotional video and additional cast. The trailer previews the opening theme song "Shura Nikki" by Kashitaro Ito, and the ending theme song "Sayonara, Subarashiki Sekai yo"...
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Idol Group Boku ga Mitakatta AOZORA Performs Give It All Anime Film's Theme Song

Sports anime about girls' boating club opens on October 25 ― The idol group Boku ga Mitakatta AOZORA announced at a one-year anniversary concert on Saturday that the group is performing the theme song for the theatrical anime of Yoshiko Shikimura's Give It All (Ganbatte Ikimasshoi) novel. The 23-member group formed as "Nogizaka46's official rival" after 35,678 applicants nationwide auditioned in Febr...
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4 of Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc Anime's Cast Members Play Dual Roles

Jun Kasama, Tomokazu Seki, Katsuyuki Konishi, Sumire Uesaka each play 2 roles ― The staff for the upcoming Kinnikuman Perfect Origin-hen (Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, or literally, Kinnikuman Perfect Chо̄jin/Superhuman Origin Arc) anime announced the cast members for four more roles on Saturday: Jun Kasama as Brockenman Tomokazu Seki as Kinkotsuman Katsuyuki Konishi as Iwao Sumire Uesaka as Bibimba...
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Seven Seas Adds Leave the Sacrifice at the Gate, Yonoi Tsukihiko's Happy Hell Manga

Both manga to debut in English in November ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced two new manga licenses on Friday. The company has licensed Susu Katoh's Leave the Sacrifice at the Gate (Ikenie Monzenbarai) supernatural boys-love manga, and Hina Sakurada's Yonoi Tsukihiko's Happy Hell (Yonoi Tsukihiko no Shiawase na Jigoku josei romantic comedy manga. Brand-new license announcement! LEAVE THE SACRIFICE...
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KLab Resumes Development on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Online Mobile Game With New Partner

KLab first announced game in in 2020 but stopped development due to circumstances surrounding original development partner ― KLab announced on Wednesday that it is resuming development on an online mobile game based on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime series with a new partnership with Beijing-based Wanda Cinemas Games. KLab had announced in August 2020 that it had acquired the mobile game distribu...
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Yona of the Dawn Manga Has 15 Million Copies in Circulation Worldwide

Manga is in final arc ― The 44th volume of Mizuho Kusanagi's Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) manga revealed on Thursday that the manga has 15 million copies in circulation worldwide. This number includes both physical copies in circulation (not sold) and purchased digital copies. Kusagani confirmed on June 1 that the manga is in its final arc. Kusanagi — the creator of Mugen Spiral, Game X Rush, ...
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Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler Manga Resumes on July 22 With New Arc

Manga went on hiatus in December to "prepare, recharge" for story's new development ― The July issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine announced on Friday that writer Homura Kawamoto and artist Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga will resume with a new arc in the magazine's August issue on July 22. The new chapter will have an opening color page, and the manga will be featured on...
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Tower of God 2nd Season Anime's Promo Video Previews NiziU's Opening Theme

NiziU performs both opening, ending themes for season debuting on July 7 ― Crunchyroll began streaming a new trailer on Saturday for the Tower of God anime's second season. The video previews NiziU's opening theme song "Rise Up." The new season will debut on July 7. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS te...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 16-22

Sister and Giant: A Young Lady Is Reborn in Another World, Sword Art Online: Kiss & Fly, Senpai, This Can't Be Love!, Chasing Spica manga ship ― Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Adachi and Shimamura GN 5Please Yen Press US$13.00 June 18 Adults' Picture Book: New Edition GN 2Cite Yen Press US$15.00 June 18 Ako and Bambi GN 2AnimeNewsNetwork Yen Press US$15.00 June 18 A...
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Highspeed Étoile Original Anime Gets Visual Novel for Switch

Highspeed Étoile Paddock Stories game launches on November 21 ― Entergram announced on Friday a new visual novel based on the original television anime project Highspeed Étoile titled Highspeed Étoile Paddock Stories. The company will release the game for Nintendo Switch on November 21. The game will get a limited edition that includes a Prima Stella acrylic figure, B2W suede tapestry, soundtrack, vo...
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Kaiten Books Licenses Blue Archive: Problem Solver 68 Business Diary Manga

1st volume launches physically/digitally in English on July 12 ― Kaiten Books announced on Friday that it has licensed Kaede Nogiwa's Blue Archive: Problem Solver 68 Business Diary (Blue Archive: Benriya 68 Gyо̄mu Nisshi) spinoff manga, based on Yostar and Nexon Games' Blue Archive smartphone role-playing game. The company will release the first volume physically and digitally on July 12. Kaiten Book...
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Anime Expo to Host Producer Takatoshi Chino

Platinum End, F/GO: Camelot producer attends LA event on July 4-7 ― Anime Expo announced on Thursday that Signal.MD producer Takatoshi Chino will attend this year's event. 📣 Announcing Takatoshi Chino to appear at #AX2024. Takatoshi is the President of https://t.co/QvwJNInLSZ and formerly served as a Producer at XEBEC. He has produced works such as "Platinum End" at https://t.co/QvwJNInLSZ. 🎬 pic.twi...

Udon Ent. to Release Bubblegum Crisis: Complete Archive Artbook; Kenichi Sonoda Attends San Diego Comic-Con

Sonoda, Udon debut new Bubblegum Crisis: Complete Archive artbook at July event ― Udon Entertainment announced on Friday that manga creator and illustrator Kenichi Sonoda will attend this year's Comic-Con International San Diego, which will take place on July 25 to 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. Sonoda and Udon Entertainment will debut the previously unannounced Bubblegum Crisis: Complete Arc...
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A Nobody's Way Up to an Exploration Hero Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews Theme Song by May'n

New visual also revealed for series debuting on July 6 ― The official website for A Nobody's Way Up to an Exploration Hero, the television anime adaptation of Kaito's Mob kara Hajimaru Tansaku Eiyūtan light novel series, revealed a second key visual and a third promotional video on Friday. The video previews May'n's ending theme song "Strobe Fantasy." Amatsuki performs the opening theme song "UpStart...
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Live-Action Takara's Treasure Show's Teaser Video Previews Androp's Ending Theme

Series debuts on July 1 ― The official X/Twitter account for the live-action adaptation of Minta Suzumaru's Takara's Treasure (Takara no Vidro) boys-love manga began streaming a teaser video on Thursday. The video reveals and previews androp's ending theme song "Vidro." androp specifically wrote the song for the show. ドラマ「#タカラのびいどろ」 映像初解禁&ED主題歌発表🫧 ꙳✧˖°⌖꙳✧˖°⌖꙳✧˖°⌖꙳✧˖°⌖꙳✧˖°˖°⌖꙳エンディング主題歌#androp に決定‼主題歌「...
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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Anime Reveals Masha Character Video

New commercial also previews opening theme ― Kadokawa unveiled a character video on Friday highlighting the character Maria "Masha" Mikhailovna Kujō for the anime of writer Sunsunsun and artist Momoco's Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san) light novel series. The staff also revealed a new commercial video, which previews the opening th...
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The Magical Girl and The Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies Anime's Main Promo Video Reveals Theme Songs

Lezel performs opening theme, main 2 cast members perform ending theme ― The official website for The Magical Girl and The Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies, the television anime of late creator Cocoa Fujiwara's Katsute Mahō Shōjo to Aku wa Tekitai Shiteita. manga, revealed the main promotional video on Friday. The video previews Lezel's opening theme song "Mikansei Rendezvous" (Incomplete Rende...

Suicide Squad Isekai Anime Unveils More Cast, Opening Sequence

Yōji Ueda, Hōchū Ohtsuka, Shizuka Itō, Tarō Kiuchi join cast as Ratcatcher, Thinker, Enchantress, Killer Croc ― Warner Bros. Japan unveiled the opening title sequence and four new cast members for it and Wit Studio's original Suicide Squad ISEKAI anime on Friday. The new cast members include: Yōji Ueda as Ratcatcher Hōchū Ohtsuka as Thinker Shizuka Itō as Enchantress Tarō Kiuchi as Killer Croc The an...
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Live-Action Ayaka is in Love with Hiroko Series' Video Previews Opening Theme

Series debuts on July 4 ― MBS revealed a new video and the opening theme song information on Friday for the live-action series adaptation of Sal Jiang's office girls-love manga Ayaka is in Love with Hiroko (Ayaka-chan wa Hiroko-senpai ni Koishiteru). Hashimero is in charge of the music and lyrics for the opening theme song "Palette," while MIMiNARI arranged the song and Makoto Hoshino was in charge o...
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Live-Action Koi o Shiranai Boku-tachi wa Film Casts Rio Komiya

Komiya plays Takahiro Kamijo in August 23 film ― The official X/Twitter account for the live-action film of Minami Mizuno's Koi o Shiranai Boku-tachi wa (We Who Know Nothing of Love) manga revealed on Friday that Rio Komiya will join the cast as Takahiro Kamijo, Koharu's upperclassman. Previously announced cast members include: (top row, left to right): Airu Kubozuka as Naohiko Bessho Naniwa Danshi m...
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Lunny-chan to Tanjōbiya-san Picture Books Get Short Anime

New short is part of Kodansha's "Animehon" project adapting picture books into commercials, short anime ― Kodansha's "Animehon" project adapting Japanese picture books ("e-hon") into animated commercials or web shorts unveiled its second installment on Friday: a short anime adaptation of writer Tarout and illustrator Uranai Shiitake's Lunny-chan to Tanjōbiya-san (Lucky Bunny Lunny & Mx. Birthday) pic...

Actor Donald Sutherland Dies at 88

Sutherland voiced roles in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, 2009 Astro Boy film ― Actor Donald Sutherland died on Thursday, June 20. He was 88. His son and fellow actor Kiefer Sutherland announced the news of his father's death. With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away. I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. Never daunted...
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Minoji Kurata's The Apothecary Diaries Manga Adaptation Returns from Hiatus on July 19

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Mao Mao no Kōkyū Nazotoki Techō manga returns after Kurata's childcare leave in May ― The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine announced on Wednesday that Minoji Kurata's Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Mao Mao no Kōkyū Nazotoki Techō (The Apothecary Diaries ~The Palace Cloister Mystery-Solving Notebook of Mao Mao~) manga — one of the manga adaptations of Natsu Hyūga'...
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That's My Atypical Girl Author Sōhachi Hagimoto Launches New Series

New series debuts on June 19 That's My Atypical Girl (Asperu Kanojo) creator Sōhachi Hagimoto launched a new series with artist Minoru Taruro on Ichijinsha's comic HOWL web manga platform on Wednesday titled Favela no Mangaka (Mangaka da Favala). The story follows a manga artist Hiroto Takei, who has just failed a meeting for serialization. He decides to give up on his dream and go take a trip to B...
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Web3 Anime Brand Azuki Hires Steve Chung as COO

Los Angeles-based Web3 anime-styled brand Azuki announced on Thursday that it has hired former Fox and CJ ENM executive Steve Chung as its inaugural chief operating officer. Chung will also separately be a contributor involved with the launch of AnimeChain, a blockchain network for anime fans. With Chung, Azuki plans to "expand its presence in both the anime and entertainment industries." Chung wa...
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Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon's Shio Usui Launches New Manga

Manga is titled Bokura no Ai wa Kimochi Warui ― The August issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yurihime magazine revealed on Tuesday that manga creator Shio Usui will launch a new manga titled Bokura no Ai wa Kimochi Warui (Our Love Feels Sick) in the magazine's next issue in July. The manga centers on a girl with a peculiar fetish who was content to live alone, until now. 【告知】来月の百合姫9月号から「僕らのアイは気持ち悪い」連載スタートさ...
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Brave Bell Manga by ACMA:Game Author Ends

Meebu, Okane launched manga in June 2023 ― The 29th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine published the final chapter of Meebu and Okane's Brave Bell manga on Wednesday. The manga's fifth compiled book volume will ship in August, and the sixth and final volume will ship in September. The manga centers on Sōji Sanada, a third-year high school student who is gifted with both intelligence and athel...
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2024 Crayon Shin-chan Film Reveals 6 Cast Members

Nana Mizuki, Haruka Tomatsu, Hiroki Yasumoto, Yū Kobayashi, Tomoko Kaneda, Maaya Uchida join cast ― The official website of Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora-tachi no Kyōryū Nikki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Our Dinosaur Diary), the Crayon Shin-chan franchise's 31st 2D animated film, revealed six guest cast members on Thursday. The cast includes: Nana Mizuki as Nana, a small dinosaur Haruka Tomatsu as Ange...
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27th Detective Conan Film Stays at #2, Rabbits Kingdom the Movie Debuts at #10

1st Bocchi the Rock! compilation film drops to #4 ― The Detective Conan: Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube (Case Closed: The Million-dollar Pentagram) film stayed at #2 in its 10th weekend at the Japanese box office. The film sold 92,000 tickets and earned 130,450,870 yen (about US$826,300) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 10.40 million tickets and earned a cumulative 14,882,959,450 ye...
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Japan Cuts Film Festival Screens Live-Action Blue Period Film, Tatsuki Fujimoto's 'Look Back' Anime Film

Blue Period live-action film makes international premiere, "Look Back" anime film makes East Coast premiere at July film festival ― The Japan Society revealed on Tuesday that it will hold the international premiere of the live-action film adaptation of Tsubasa Yamaguchi's Blue Period manga on July 13, and the East Coast premiere of the anime film of Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto's "Look Back...
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Farmagia Game's Extended Trailer Unveils Asian Kung-Fu Generation's Theme Song, Anime Project

Asian Kung-Fu Generation performs 'Life is Beautiful' ― Marvelous Europe unveiled the extended trailer for the monster-farming/action game Farmagia on Thursday. In addition to a deeper look at the gameplay, the trailer announces and previews Asian Kung-Fu Generation's theme song "Life is Beautiful," and it also announces that the game has an anime project in production. The game will launch for the N...
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One-Punch Man Manga Goes on 2-Month Hiatus

Manga scheduled to return on August 22 ― The blog site of the editorial department of Shueisha's "Tonari no Young Jump" manga website announced on Thursday that ONE and Yūsuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga will go on hiatus for two months, due to various adjustments and preparations by Murata. The manga is scheduled to resume serialization on August 22. Murata and ONE launched the One-Punch Man manga ...

GoHands' Momentary Lily Anime Posts Main Cast & Staff, New Promo Video

Natsuko Abe, Tsugumi Sakuragi, Shion Wakayama, Manatsu Murakami, Misaki Kuno, Miyuri Shimabukuro star ― A website for GoHands' original anime Momentary Lily posted the anime's main cast, main staff, first main promotional video, and main visual on Thursday. The main cast members are: Natsuko Abe as Yuri Kawazu 【キャストコメント到着💨✍️】 ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄河津ゆり役を演じる#阿部菜摘子 さんからコメントが届きました! ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄完全オリジナルアニメ「#もめんたりー・リリィ」2025...
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Koei Tecmo Affiliate Begins Building Game Theme Park in Yokohama

Theme park plans to open in July 2027 ― Real estate company Koyuu announced on Tuesday that it began construction of a video game theme park named the "Game Art Museum" in Yokohama's Minato Mirai area in February, with the park planned to finish by May 2027, and open by July 2027. The company did not reveal details on the attractions for the park, but revealed that the "Game Art Museum" building itse...
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Elden Ring Gag Manga Author Announces Hiatus to Play Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

Manga's editorial team confirms hiatus is so author can "conduct research" ― Manga creator Nikiichi Tobita announced on X/Twitter on Wednesday the Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree (Elden Ring: Ōgonki e no Michi) gag manga will enter a hiatus as Tobita will be playing the new Elden Ring game's DLC expansion Shadow of the Erdtree. The series will have a new chapter on July 4 but will not publish a n...
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'Tsuma, Shōgakusei ni Naru.' Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Main Cast, More Staff, October Debut

Daisuke Hirakawa, Aoi Yūki, Maiko Nomura star in St. Signpost anime ― The official website for the anime of Yayū Murata's Tsuma, Shōgakusei ni Naru. (If my wife [became] an elementary school student.) manga started streaming the anime's teaser promotional video on Thursday, which revealed its main cast, additional staff, and October debut. The anime's main cast are: Daisuke Hirakawa as Keisuke Niijim...
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Legendary's Live-Action Street Fighter Film Loses Directors

Conflicting schedule cited as reason; brothers Danny, Michael Philippou to focus on directing Bring Her Back film ― The Hollywood Reporter reported on Monday that brothers Danny and Michael Philippou will no longer direct Legendary Entertainment's planned live-action film adaptation of CAPCOM's Street Fighter fighting game series, due to conflicts of schedule. Legendary and CAPCOM were reportedly hop...
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Ryo Minenami Ends Boy's Abyss Manga in 5 Chapters

1st of last 5 chapters debuted on Thursday ― Ryo Minenami announced on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday that the Boy's Abyss (Shōnen no Abyss) manga will end in five chapters. The first of these last five chapters is the 179th chapter, which ran in the 29th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine on Thursday. If there are no delays, the manga will end on July 18. Minenami previously announced...
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Live-Action Tanabata no Kuni Series' Trailer Reveals More Cast, July 4 Debut

Aya Asahina, Hoshi Ishida, Satoshi Kanada join cast ― Disney+ began streaming a full trailer for the live-action series of Hitoshi Iwaaki's Tanabata no Kuni (Tanabata Country) manga on Thursday. The trailer reveals more cast and the July 4 Disney+ debut date for the series. The new cast members include: Aya Asahina as Yukiko Higashimaru, Sachiko's late mother Hoshi Ishida as Satō, a detective pursuin...
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Fate/Samurai Remnant Game's DLC 3 Launches on June 20

New DLC focuses on Rider Zhao Yun ― The X (formerly Twitter) account for Koei Tecmo's action RPG Fate/Samurai Remnant game announced on Tuesday that the game's DLC 3 "Danshō Haku Ryū Kōki Engi" (Fragment: The Tale of the White Dragon and the Red Demon) will debut on June 20. The final DLC for the season will focus on the character of Zhao Yun. The first DLC launched on February 9. The second DLC laun...
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Baten Kaitos HD Remaster Collection Launches for PC

Collection launched for Switch on September 14 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Tuesday that the Baten KaitosⅠ&ⅡHD Remaster game collection is now available to play on PC via Steam. The game collection shipped for the Nintendo Switch on September 14. The collection includes Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and the Baten Kaitos Origins prequel, both originally for Nintendo Gamec...
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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition Game Previews Gameplay in New Trailer

Game launches for Nintendo Switch on July 11 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America started streaming a new trailer for its Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition game to introduce the gameplay systems on Wednesday. The video shows the game's use of armament in dogfights, mission campaigns, and real-time radio communication. The Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition launches digitally exclusiv...
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Live-Action Horror Film Sayuri to Open on August 23

The staff for the live-action film of Rensuke Oshikiri's horror manga Sayuri revealed on Thursday that the film will open on August 23. In addition, the Oshikiri drew a new original illustration (seen below) for a postcard included with purchases of the film's MoviTicke Card, which will be available beginning on Friday. Ryōka Minamide plays the film's protagonist Norio, the eldest son of the Kamik...
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Fruits Basket Manga Gets 'Final' Stage Play in October

Yūto Hiroi, Nene Shida join cast in new stage play ― The staff for the stage plays based on Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga announced on Wednesday that a new stage play titled Butai Fruits Basket The Final (Fruits Basket Stage: The Final) will run from October 18 to October 27 at Hulic Hall Tokyo. The staff revealed the new play's main cast, a key visual, and a teaser promotional video: The new ...
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Live-Action Oshi no Ko Teaser Unveils Staff, Series' November 28 Debut, Film's December 20 Opening

Inside Mari's Smith, Kimi to Nara Koi o Shitemite mo's Hana Matsumoto helm projects ― The staff for the live-action adaptation of Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari's Oshi no Ko manga announced in a new teaser video on Thursday that the series will debut on Amazon Prime Video worldwide on November 28 with eight episodes. The staff also posted a new visual and some of the main staff. The sequel film will...
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Marvelous Launches Farmagia Game on November 1

Game features character designs by Fairy Tail artist Hiro Mashima ― Nintendo revealed during the Nintendo Direct presentation on Tuesday that the monster-capture game Farmagia will launch for the Nintendo Switch on November 1 . Players take control of "Farmagia" Ten, who lives in the underworld Felicidad. By cultivating the farm, players can raise and take control of monsters to take on opponents and...
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Yuri Is My Job! Manga Extends Hiatus Indefinitely Due to Creator's Health

Manga has been on hiatus since May 17 ― The August issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yurihime magazine gave an update on Tuesday regarding the current hiatus of Miman's Yuri Is My Job! (Watashi no Yuri wa Oshigoto Desu!) manga. The notice stated that the hiatus is being extended indefinitely due to Miman's health issues. The magazine will reveal the date of the manga's return at a later time. The manga has...
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Live-Action I Hear the Sunspot Series' Teaser Previews flumpool's Opening Song

flumpool performs 'SUMMER LION' opening song for July 3 series ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the live-action series of Yuki Fumino's I Hear the Sunspot (Hidamari ga Kikoeru) boys-love manga began streaming a video that serves as the series teaser and the first episode's preview on Wednesday. The video reveals the series' opening theme song "SUMMER LION," which the band flumpool crea...
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Chibi Godzilla Raids Again Anime Casts Subaru Kimura

Kimura's character Chibi Titano to appear in anime's next episode on June 26 ― The official website for Chibi Godzilla Raids Again (Chibi Godzilla no Gyakushū), the anime about the Chibi Godzilla character, revealed a new character for the anime's sequel on Wednesday. Subaru Kimura will voice the new character Chibi Titano, a self-proclaimed delinquent of Monster Island, but no one has ever seen him ...
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Chi's Sweet Summer Vacation 3D CG Anime's New Video Reveals Theme Songs, July 19 Netflix Debut

kobasolo feat. KOPI perform opening song 'Kokoro Makase,' Riko Tanaka performs ending song 'Myr' ― The official website of Koneko no Chi Ponponra Natsuyasumi (Chi's Sweet Summer Vacation), the new 3DCG anime season of Kanata Konami's Chi's Sweet Home and Chi's Sweet Adventure (Koneko no Chi Ponponra Daibōken) series, started streaming the new season's full promotional video on Wednesday. The video re...
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Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc Anime Casts Akira Kawashima

Kawashima plays Big the Budo, Neptune King ― The staff for the upcoming Kinnikuman Perfect Origin-hen (Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, or literally, Kinnikuman Perfect Chо̄jin/Superhuman Origin Arc) anime announced one more cast member on Wednesday. Akira Kawashima voices Big the Budo (seen below) and Neptune King in the anime. The television anime will premiere on July 7 on CBC, TBS, and 26 other aff...

Crunchyroll Confirms Schedule for Summer 2024 Season

Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian, SHY Season 2, Quality Assurance in Another World, more ― Crunchyroll confirmed on Tuesday its schedule for the summer 2024 season (with dub languages slated to stream at later date in parentheses): June 26 The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human July 1 SHY Season 2 (English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German) The Os...

Ninja Kamui Anime Briefly Listed With 2nd Season (Updated)

Previously announced Ninja Kamui: Shinobi Origins game also debuted on Switch today ― Update: Jason DeMarco, Senior Vice-President, Head of Anime and Action Series at Adult Swim, reported on Bluesky on Tuesday that a second Ninja Kamui season "has not been announced." The Business Wire service is no longer hosting the press release mentioning the second season. ANN has reached out to Sola Entertainme...
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Early Shōjo Manga Creator Nanaeko Sasaya Dies at 74 Due to Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma

Member of Year Shōwa 24 group of influential shōjo manga artists debuted in 1970 ― Manga creator Nanaeko Sasaya died on June 8 due to small-cell lung carcinoma. She was 74. Her family held a private funeral. Sasaya was part of the Year 24 Group — a group of innovative female manga creators who were born in or around the Year Shōwa 24 (1949) and who shaped the now diverse field of shōjo manga. She mad...
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Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture Anime Reveals English Dub Cast

Anime premieres on Hulu in U.S. on Friday ― Recording studio NYAV Post revealed the English dub cast for the four-part Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture (originally titled Gode Geass: Z of the Recapture, or Dakkan no Zetto) anime project on Monday. The anime will premiere on Hulu in the United States on Friday. The English dub cast includes: Cory Yee as Ash Luca Padovan as Rozé Suzie Yeung as Sakuya...

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