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New Kaiketsu Zorori Anime Gets 3rd Series in April 2022

Bandai Namco Pictures, Ajiado return to produce anime based on children's book series ― The official website for Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori (More! Seriously Unserious Incredible Zorori), the new television anime based on Yutaka Hara's Kaiketsu Zorori children's book series, announced on Wednesday that the anime will get a third series that will premiere on NHK E-TV in April 2022. Banda...

Netflix's Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Show Streams Trailer

Series premieres on November 19 ― Netflix began streaming a trailer on Tuesday for the live-action adaptation of Sunrise's Cowboy Bebop anime. Terri Schwartz presented the trailer livestream event. Netflix also revealed new key art and stills for the series. IMG cowboybeb__unit_01094rc.jpg IMG cowboybeb__unit_02745rc.jpg IMG cowboybeb__unit_03759rc.jpg IMG cowboybeb__unit_04533rc3.jpg IMG cowboybeb__...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, October 24-30

Higurashi When They Cry: GOU, Lupin the Third: Part 5 anime; Necromance, Boy Meets Maria manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date City Hunter Complete First Series BDPlease Discotek US$79.95 October 26 Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! Collection 3 BDCite Discotek US$59.95 October 26 Higurashi When They Cry: GOU Season 1 Part 1 BDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimation US$69.98 October...
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Kakushigoto's Kōji Kumeta Launches New Manga

New manga is titled Shibuya Near Family ― This year's 48th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine debuted a new manga titled Shibuya Near Family by creator Kōji Kumeta on Wednesday. The magazine published a short, uncredited prologue chapter for the manga in the previous issue on October 20. Kumeta's most recent manga is Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition. Kumeta (Sayonara, Zetsubou-S...
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Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, Manga Creator Yumiko Ōshima Honored as Persons of Cultural Merit

Yumiko Ōshima popularized catgirls with Wata no Kuni Hoshi manga ― The Japanese government announced Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino and Wata no Kuni Hoshi (The Star of Cottonland) manga creator Yumiko Ōshima as well as 19 other recipients of this year's Person of Cultural Merit honor on Tuesday. Tomino created and directed the Mobile Suit Gundam anime in 1979. He made his debut at Osamu Tezuka's Mus...
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Kaitō Queen wa Circus ga Osuki Theatrical Anime Reveals Visual, Staff, Story

Story follows Phantom Thief Queen; their partners Joker, RD ― The official website for the theatrical original video anime (OVA) of Kaoru Hayamine's Kaitō Queen wa Circus ga Osuki (Mirage Queen Aime Cirque) novel revealed the anime's visual, staff and story on Tuesday. Saori Den (Pokémon episode director) is directing the project at East Fish Studio, and Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm, Ori...
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Kenji Kamiyama's Original Anime Feature Eien no 831 Reveals Cast

January anime stars Sōma Saitō, M.A.O, Kazuyuki Okitsu ― The official website and Twitter account for director Kenji Kamiyama's new anime feature Eien no 831 (The Eternal 831) revealed the main cast on Tuesday. The cast includes: Sōma Saitō as Suzushirо̄ Asano, who has the "power to stop time" M.A.O as Nazuna Hashimoto, who has the same "power" as Suzushirо Kazuyuki Okitsu as Seri Agawa, who is Nazun...
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Oresuki Creators' Idol Light Novel Shine Post Gets Anime Next Summer

Multimedia project reveals cast, staff, videos, visuals, game, manga, concerts ― Konami Digital Entertainment and Straight Edge announced on Tuesday that writer Rakuda and illustrator Buriki's Shine Post light novel is getting an anime adaptation that will premiere next summer. The anime will be part of the Shine Post multimedia idol project, which will also include a game by Akihiro Ishihara (The ID...
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The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime Sequel Film Opens Next Summer

Film continues story after anime's 2nd season ― The official Twitter account for The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) television anime revealed on Tuesday that the Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie) sequel anime film will open in early summer 2022. The account also revealed a new video and visual for the film. The anime's second season premiered on TBS...
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Gundam Spinoff Novel About Office Worker Reincarnated as Kycillia Ends

Kampfer's Toshihiko Tsukiji, Date A Bullet's NOCO launched story last November ― The December issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine published the final chapter of Toshihiko Tsukiji and NOCO's Kidō Senshi Gundam: Iden Nijūyon-sai Shokugyō OL, Tensei-saki de Kycilia Yattemasu (Mobile Suit Gundam: Spinoff - I'm a 24-Year-Old Office Worker Who Reincarnated as Kycilia) spinoff story on Tuesday. The stor...
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Idoly Pride Manga Ends in Next Chapter

Hiroki Haruse launched manga for idol franchise in June 2020 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Comic Newtype manga website revealed on Tuesday that Idoly Pride: Stage of Asterism, Hiroki Haruse's manga for the Idoly Pride multimedia idol project, will end with its next chapter. The announcement did not reveal when the final chapter would debut. The franchise's story begins when high schoo...
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Hajime Segawa's Shikabane-Gatana Manga Ends in November

Manga by Ga-Rei author launched in 2020 ― The December issue of Kadokawa's Shonen Ace magazine revealed on Tuesday that Hajime Segawa's Shikabane-Gatana (Corpse Sword) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on November 26. The "battle action" manga centers on Jūki Kiki (name romanization not official), a middle school boy who lives a happy life despite slightly strange family circumstances. But ...

Retailers List Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu Light Novels With TV Anime (Updated)

Novels center on man who is summoned to another world, saves it, is deported back to his original world, then summoned again ― Retailers Amazon and Rakuten are listing the seventh volume of Arashiyama's manga adaptation of Kazuha Kishimoto's Isekai Shōkan wa Nidome Desu (Summoned to Another World for a Second Time) light novel series with a cover that states the franchise is getting a television anim...
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Futsal Boys!!!!! App Streams Opening Animated Video

Video previews 29 characters for app launching this year ― The official website for Bandai Namco Arts, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and diomedéa's Futsal Boys!!!!! multimedia project began streaming an opening animated video for the franchise's app on Tuesday. The video previews the game's 29 characters, and features the theme song "Higher Goals." All 29 cast members sing the song. The site will revea...
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Manga Creator Brothers Sanpei Shirato, Tetsuji Okamoto Pass Away of Pneumonia 4 Days Apart

Brothers worked on Legend of Kamui manga franchise together ― Shogakukan announced on Monday that manga creator Sanpei Shirato (real name Noboru Okamoto) and manga artist Tetsuji Okamoto passed away on October 8 and October 12, respectively. Shirato was 89. Shirato (pictured left in image at right) passed away due to aspiration pneumonia, and Okamoto (pictured right) passed away due to interstitial p...
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Tropical-Rouge! Precure Film Opens at #1

The Laws of the Universe: Elohim Chapter drops to #4 Eiga Tropical-Rouge! Precure: Yuki no Princess to Kiseki no Yubiwa! (Tropical-Rouge! Precure the Movie: The Snow Princess and the Miraculous Ring), the new anime film for the Tropical-Rouge! Precure anime, ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The film earned 169,625,170 yen (about US$1.48 million) over the weekend and sold about 141,000 tickets i...
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Hidekichi Matsumoto Launches Ikimonogatari Manga on November 9

Manga to tell stories about mysteries, eccentricities of animal behavior ― This year's 22nd issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Hidekichi Matsumoto will launch a new manga titled Ikimonogatari in the magazine's 23rd issue on November 9. The new manga will tell stories about the mysteries and eccentricities of the behavior of animals. Matsumoto launched the With a Dog AND a C...
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Live-Action noise Film's Trailer Reveals 8 New Cast Members

Ayumi Itō, Yoshi Sakō, Takaya Sakoda, Kazuki Namioka, more join cast of January 2022 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Tetsuya Tsutsui's noise manga began streaming the film's full trailer on Tuesday. The trailer reveals eight new cast members for the film. The site also unveiled the film's poster art. The new cast members include (clockwise from upper left in image above): Ayum...

My Dress-Up Darling Anime's Video Unveils Cast, January Debut

Hina Suguta, Shōya Ishige star as cosplay hobbyists ― The staff of the television anime of Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga unveiled the anime's first promotional video on Monday. The video reveals the anime's two main cast members, and also reveals the anime's January 2022 premiere date. The cast includes: Hina Suguta as Marin Kitagawa Shōya Ishige as Wak...
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Netflix U.S. Adds Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime in November

Netflix also adds live-action Cowboy Bebop, Super Crooks anime, The Summit of the Gods animated film in November ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will stream Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game), the anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game sequel manga, in the United States on November 15. The company also announced on Wednesd...

Sentai Filmworks Announces Kakegurui Anime's English Dub Cast

Company will release 1st season on BD on November 30 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday the English dub cast for its planned release of the Kakegurui anime based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's manga on Blu-ray Disc on November 30. The company also streamed a video for the dub. The English dub cast includes: Estelle Link as Yumeko Jabami Adam Gibbs as Ryota Suzui Cat Thomas as Itsuki Sumera...
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Hellman & Friedman Enters Agreement to Acquire Bookscan-Owning Market Information Company NPD Group

NPD Group announced on Monday that private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire the market information company NPD Group. Following completion of the notification and consultation process with NPD's employee-works council, Hellman & Friedman and NPD are expected to enter into a definitive sale agreement, and the transaction is expected to close by the e...
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The Dawn of the Witch TV Anime Premieres in April 2022

Fantasy story set in same world as Grimoire of Zero light novels ― The official Twitter account for Kodansha's Magapoke app revealed on Tuesday that the anime adaptation of writer Kakeru Kobashiri's The Dawn of the Witch (Mahōtsukai Reimeiki) light novel series will premiere in April 2022. The light novel series is set in the same fantasy world as Kobashiri's (Grimoire of Zero) Zero Kara Hajimeru Mah...
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Super Robot Wars 30 Game's Trailers Preview 2nd DLC Pack Featuring Ultraman, Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

2nd DLC pack launches in December ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming two trailers on Monday for Super Robot Wars 30, the latest game in the long-running Super Robot Wars crossover strategy role-playing game series. The first video previews the game's second DLC pack, and reveals that it will feature content from Ultraman, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, and Super Robot Wars OG. Th...
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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Inu-Oh Anime Films Win Awards at Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival

Yoriko Mizushiri's "Anxious Body" short film also wins ― The 23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) announced on Sunday that Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Studio 4°C's anime film of Kanako Nishi's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel, has won the Korean Society of Cartoon and Animation Studies (KOSCAS) President's Prize in the Special Awards category, and Masaaki Yuas...
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Cells at Work: Platelets!' Yasu Launches New Manga in November

Story follows "destined pair" of fairy princess and cold-blooded emperor ― This year's December issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine announced on Tuesday that Yasu (illustrator for Cells at Work: Platelets!, pictured right, Toradora!) is launching a new manga titled Reiketsu Ryūkо̄ Heika no 'Unmei no Tsugai' Desu ga, Kо̄kyū ni Hikikomorо̄ to Omoimasu ~Yо̄ Ryū o Mederu no ni Isagashi no ...
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Yukari Takinami Launches New Manga on Kodansha's New Site

&Sofa website launches on November 22 ― Kodansha announced on Monday on Twitter and in the December issues of its Kiss and Afternoon magazines that it is launching a new manga website "&Sofa" that will debut on November 22. Yukari Takinami (Ex-Enthusiasts: Motokare Mania) will launch a new manga titled Watashitachi wa Mutsū Renai ga Shitai ~Kagiaka Joshi to Hoshikuzu Danshi to Femi Ojisan (We Want a ...
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Chūgaku Akamatsu, Mioko Ohnishi's Fenrir Manga Reaches Climax

Historical fantasy epic manga launched in August 2018 ― The November issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine revealed on Monday that Chūgaku Akamatsu (Aria the Scarlet Ammo) and Mioko Ohnishi's (Battle Royale: Angels' Border) Fenrir manga will reach its climax in the next chapter on November 25. Akamatsu and Ohnishi launched the manga in Monthly Big Gangan in August 2018. Akamatsu is writi...

Lupin III Anime's Current U.S. English Dub Cast Confirmed

Anime NYC event will host dub cast at event on November 19-21 ― The Anime NYC convention announced on Friday that it is hosting the current U.S. English dub cast for the Lupin III franchise at its event on November 19-21, and revealed the main English dub cast members. The cast, including the previously announced Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen, includes: Tony Oliver as Lupin III Lex Lang as Goemon Is...
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Satoru Akahori Launches New Manga on November 12

Menhera Samurai centers on shy, shut-in samurai in Edo period ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Satoru Akahori will launch a new manga titled Menhera Samurai (Mental Health Samurai) that will launch in the magazine's next issue on November 12. Kyūjo Matsumoto will draw the manga. The manga centers on an extremely shy and shut-in samurai in Japan's ...
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Impossibility Defense's Arata Miyatsuki Launches New Manga on Manga Park Site

Young Animal publishes preview serialization on November 12 ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Arata Miyatsuki will launch a new manga titled Chōeki Kazuyoshi ~Shakai no Gomi desu kedo Kansha Shite Kuremasu ka?~ (Kazuyoshi the Criminal ~I Know I'm Societal Refuse, But Can You at Least Spare Some Thanks?~). Motoi Tanaka is drawing the art. The magazi...
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Level-5's Fantasy Life Online Smartphone Game Gets English Release

Open beta for Android launches on October 28 in Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Finland, Romania, Argentina ― Level 5 and Boltrend Games announced on Friday that Boltrend Games will release Level 5's Fantasy Life Online iOS and Android game worldwide. An open beta for the Android version of the game will launch on October 28 in Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Finland, Romania, and Argentina, and run throug...
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Yostar Pictures, Kengo Saitō Reveal Sorairo Utility Anime About Golf

Yostar Pictures reveals visual for new anime ― Anime studio Yostar Pictures and its company director Kengo Saitō (animation director for Kiznaiver, Little Witch Academia, SSSS.Dynazenon) announced on Twitter on Monday that the studio is producing an original golf-themed anime titled Sorairo Utility (Sky Blue Utility). Saitō stated Yostar Pictures will announce the staff and cast at a later date. Sait...
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Author: I Think Our Son Is Gay Manga Will Not End in 4th Volume

Various retailers previously listed manga as ending in 4th volume ― Manga creator Okura stated on Twitter on October 11 that his manga I Think Our Son Is Gay (Uchi no Musuko wa Tabun Gay) will not end in the fourth volume, despite several Japanese retailers recently listing that the manga would end in that volume. The volume will ship on November 22. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga ...
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Toei Animation, Sotsu Unveil Sharedol Franchise's 'Pilot Film'

"Edo x Idol" IP centers on idols in "Neo Edo" world ― Toei Animation began streaming the anime "pilot film" for its new IP Sharedol on Monday. Toei Animation's new intellectual property research team PEROs (Prototyping and Experimental Research in Oizumi Studio) and young producers of Sotsu produced the pilot project together. The video features the song "SHA ☆ LA ☆ LA ☆ Sharakuse !!!" by the group L...
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Coa Momose's '3-byo Ato, Yajū.: Gōkon de Suma ni Ita Kare wa Midara na Nikushoku Deshita' Adult Manga Gets AnimeFesta Anime

"Teens love" manga centers on woman with trauma from "carnivore"-like men ― Suiseisha announced on Monday that Coa Momose's 3-byo Ato, Yajū.: Gōkon de Suma ni Ita Kare wa Midara na Nikushoku Deshita (3-Seconds Later, A Wild Beast.: The Man in the Corner at the Mixer Was Indecently Carnivorous) manga is inspiring an AnimeFesta (formerly ComicFesta Anime and Anime Zone) television anime. The staff will...

Sentai Filmworks Announces Kakegurui Anime's English Dub Cast

Company will release 1st season on BD on November 30 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday the English dub cast for its planned release of the Kakegurui anime based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's manga on Blu-ray Disc on November 30. The company also streamed a video for the dub. The English dub cast includes: Estelle Link as Yumeko Jabami Adam Gibbs as Ryota Suzui Cat Thomas as Itsuki Sumera...
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Chibi Maruko-chan Manga Gets Its 1st Stage Play in Winter 2022

35th anniversary play imagines Maruko-chan's male classmates later in high school ― Stage production company Nelke Planning announced on Monday that it is producing the first stage play adaptation of Momoko Sakura's Chibi Maruko-chan manga. The stage play will imagine the boys of Maruko's third-grade class later on, when they are in high school. The stage play will debut in winter 2022, and will serv...
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Streaming Premiere of Lupin III Part 1 Anime's English Dub Delayed

― TMS Entertainment announced on Saturday that it has delayed its planned world premiere of the English-dubbed first episode of Lupin III Part 1 on Sunday. TMS Entertainment will reschedule the event, and will announce further details at a later date. The episode was scheduled to debut on TMS Entertainment's YouTube channel on October 24 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the 50th anniversary of the first epsiode's...
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CloverWorks Animates Video for Gran Saga Smartphone RPG With Radwimps Song

MMORPG debuts in Japan on November 18 ― The official YouTube channel for the South Korean smartphone massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Gran Saga streamed the 30-second version of the "Maka Fushigi" (Complete Enigma) special anime video on Monday. The video features animation by anime studio CloverWorks (DARLING in the FRANXX, Wonder Egg Priority, Horimiya) and the game's Japanes...

My Dress-Up Darling Anime's Video Unveils Cast, January Debut

Hina Suguta, Shōya Ishige star as cosplay hobbyists ― The staff of the television anime of Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga unveiled the anime's first promotional video on Monday. The video reveals the anime's two main cast members, and also reveals the anime's January 2022 premiere date. The cast includes: Hina Suguta as Marin Kitagawa Shōya Ishige as Wak...

Arknights Smartphone Game Gets Animated TV Series by Yostar Pictures

Season 1 'Prelude to Dawn' is in production ― The official Twitter accounts for the Arknights smartphone game announced on Sunday that the game is inspiring an animated television series. Season 1 "Prelude to Dawn" is already in production at Yostar Pictures. Chinese developers Studio Montagne and Hypergryph released the game in China in May 2019, and then Yostar launched the game worldwide in Januar...
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Cloverworks Reveals Tokyo 24th Ward Original TV Anime for January 2022 Debut

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure director Naokatsu Tsuda directs anime ― Cloverworks announced on Sunday that it is producing a new original television anime series titled Tokyo 24-ku (Tokyo Twenty Fourth Ward) that will debut in January 2022. Naokatsu Tsuda (director of first four JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime seasons, chief director of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) is directing the anime at Clove...

Love Live! Superstar!! Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season premiered on July 11 ― The official YouTube channel for the Love Live! franchise began streaming a video on Sunday that announces that the Love Live! Superstar!! television anime will get a second season. The anime premiered on public broadcaster NHK's E-tele channel on July 11 and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the series as it aired. "Liella," the new idol group that starred ...
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Netflix U.S. Adds Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime in November

Netflix also adds live-action Cowboy Bebop, Super Crooks anime, The Summit of the Gods animated film in November ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will stream Kuroko's Basketball: Last Game (Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game), the anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game sequel manga, in the United States on November 15. The company also announced on Wednesd...

Arknights Smartphone Game Gets Animated TV Series by Yostar Pictures

Season 1 'Prelude to Dawn' is in production ― The official Twitter accounts for the Arknights smartphone game announced on Sunday that the game is inspiring an animated television series. Season 1 "Prelude to Dawn" is already in production at Yostar Pictures. Chinese developers Studio Montagne and Hypergryph released the game in China in May 2019, and then Yostar launched the game worldwide in Januar...
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Azure Konno's Koe de Oshigoto!! Sequel Manga Ends in November

Original manga inspired 2-episode OVA in 2010 ― The December issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed on Monday that Azure Konno's Koe de Oshigoto!! manga will end in the magazine's next issue in November. The manga is a sequel to Konno's Koe de Oshigoto! manga, and it launched in Monthly Action in May 2020. Futabasha published the manga's second volume on June 10, and will publish the t...
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Girls' Frontline TV Anime's January 2022 Premiere, More Cast & Staff Confirmed

Mikako Komatsu, Nao Tōyama, more join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Sunborn Network's Girls' Frontline smartphone game confirmed on Sunday a new promotional video, key visual, more cast and staff members, and January 2022 premiere. The video reveals and previews the ending theme song "HORIZON" by Team Shachi. The anime will stream globally and will also air on TV in Japan. T...
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Aoi Hiiragi's Hoshikuzu Serenade Manga Ends Next Chapter

Sequel to Hoshi no Hitomi no Silhouette from author of Whisper of the Heart launched in 2018 ― The 35th chapter of Aoi Hiiragi's Hoshikuzu Serenade: Hoshi no Hitomi no Silhouette another story (Stardust Serenade: The Pupil of a Star another story) manga revealed on Friday that the manga will end in its next chapter. The manga is a sequel to Hiiragi's Hoshi no Hitomi no Silhouette manga, and it launch...
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Cloverworks Reveals Tokyo 24th Ward Original TV Anime for January 2022 Debut

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure director Naokatsu Tsuda directs anime ― Cloverworks announced on Sunday that it is producing a new original television anime series titled Tokyo 24-ku (Tokyo Twenty Fourth Ward) that will debut in January 2022. Naokatsu Tsuda (director of first four JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime seasons, chief director of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) is directing the anime at Clove...

Love Live! Superstar!! Anime Gets 2nd Season

1st season premiered on July 11 ― The official YouTube channel for the Love Live! franchise began streaming a video on Sunday that announces that the Love Live! Superstar!! television anime will get a second season. The anime premiered on public broadcaster NHK's E-tele channel on July 11 and aired for 12 episodes. Funimation streamed the series as it aired. "Liella," the new idol group that starred ...
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Touhou Project Fan Games Gensō Shōjo Taisen, Kubinashi Recollection Get Switch Release

Kubinashi Recollection also gets Steam release ― Game publisher Phoenixx announced on Sunday that it will release the Touhou Project fan game Gensō Shōjo Taisen for Nintendo Switch in 2022. The company also announced it will release the Touhou Project fan game Kubinashi Recollection for Switch and Steam on December 9. Phoenixx is streaming a promotional video for the Switch version of Gensō Shōjo Tai...
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Makoto Furukawa, ZAQ Perform Theme Songs for Requiem of the Rose King Anime

ALI Project's Arika Takarano writes song for Furukawa ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Aya Kanno's Requiem of the Rose King (Bara-Ō no Sōretsu) manga revealed the theme song artists for the show's first cours (quarter of a year) on Sunday. Voice actor Makoto Furukawa will perform the opening theme song "Ware, Bara ni Insu." Arika Takarano from ALI Project is writing the s...

Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Anime Gets 2nd Season

Announced at evening session of anime's special event on Saturday ― The evening session of a special event for the anime of Nanashi's Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) manga announced on Saturday that production on a second season has been green-lit. Character designer Misaki Suzuki drew a visual to celebrate the news: Vertical publishes the manga in English, and it describe...

Macross Plus Movie to Screen in U.S. Theaters on December 14

Fathom Events to screen mecha romance film for 1 day only ― Fathom Events announced on Saturday that it will screen the Macross Plus Movie Edition in U.S. theaters with English subtitles on December 14 for one day only. A trailer debuted at the Super Dimension Convention in California earlier in the day, and the trailer will go online before the screenings. Tickets will go on sale on November 12. Mac...
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'Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it' Anime's 2nd Season Reveals April 2022 Debut, 2 More Cast Members (Updated)

Marina Yamada, Yuuki Kaji join cast ― The "9th Anitama Matsuri" live-streaming event on Saturday revealed that the second television anime season based on Alifred Yamamoto's Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it (Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita) manga will premiere in April 2022. The event also revealed a promotional video and a new visual. The anime's second season is titled Ri...
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Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Trinkle Stars Anime's New Video Announces 1-Month Delay

OVA rescheduled from December 24 to January 28 ― EXNOA announced on Saturday that the all-ages original video anime (OVA) of its CaramelBox brand's Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Trinkle Stars game has been delayed from December 24, 2021 to January 28, 2022 due to production issues. The staff produced a new promotional video with the date change: 12月発売予定のおとボク3OVA、発売日のほうを2022年1月28日へと変更になりました。申し訳ございません新た...
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Japanese Animation TV Ranking, October 11-17

Japan Sinks live-action series earns 15.7% rating ― This week's episode of Nippon Chinmotsu - Kibō no Hito (Japan Sinks - People of Hope), a new live-action version of Sakyo Komatsu's Japan Sinks (Nihon Chinmotsu) science-fiction novel, aired on Sunday, October 17 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned a 15.7% rating. The latest episode of Radiation House 2, the second season live-action series based on Tomohir...

Macross Plus Movie to Screen in U.S. Theaters on December 14

Fathom Events to screen mecha romance film for 1 day only ― Fathom Events announced on Saturday that it will screen the Macross Plus Movie Edition in U.S. theaters with English subtitles on December 14 for one day only. A trailer debuted at the Super Dimension Convention in California earlier in the day, and the trailer will go online before the screenings. Tickets will go on sale on November 12. Mac...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, October 11-17

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles PS4 version debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: October 11-17 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles Aniplex October 14 94,849 94,849 2NSwMetroid Dread Nintendo October 8 22,221 109,019 3PS5Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles Aniplex ...
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We Must Never Fall in Love! Manga Gets Digital 10th Volume

9th volume ships on November 12th, 10th volume debuts digitally as final volume on December 13 ― The December issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Friday that Haru Tsukishima's We Must Never Fall in Love! (Zettai ni Tokimeite wa Ikenai!) manga will have a 10th volume that will be a digital exclusive, and it will be available on December 13. The manga's ninth and final physical compiled bo...

Nana to Kaoru 3rd Year Spinoff Manga Ends on October 29

Nana to Kaoru ~Kōkōsei no SM Gokko~ manga launched in November 2018 ― This year's 21st issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Ryuta Amazume's Nana to Kaoru ~Kōkōsei no SM Gokko~ (High Schoolers' S&M Play) manga will end in the 35th issue of Hakusensha's Harem magazine on October 29. The manga's fifth volume will be the final volume, and it will ship on December 24. The ma...
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The Decagon House Murders Manga Ends With Volume 5 Next Spring

Manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's classic mystery novel launched in 2019 ― The fourth compiled book volume of Hiro Kiyohara's manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's The Decagon House Murders (Jukkakukan no Satsujin) novel revealed on Thursday that the manga will end with its fifth volume, which will ship in spring 2022. Kodansha's Afternoon magazine revealed in July that the manga had begun its fi...
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Bunny Drop's Yumi Unita Draws New 1-Shot on October 29

Senbon Umishima, Kousuke Oono also draw 1-shots ― The December issue of Shinchosha's Monthly Comic Bunch magazine revealed on Thursday that Yumi Unita will release a new one-shot manga titled "Dōtō Frost Flowers" (Frost Flowers of Dōtō) on Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch website on October 29. Anime character designer and animator Senbon Umishima (Black Bullet, Recovery of an MMO Junkie) is also launching ...
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Crunchyroll Briefly Reports More Cast, January 2022 Debut for Girls' Frontline TV Anime (Updated)

Report also contained new video, revealed theme song artist ― Update: While Crunchyroll originally reported on Saturday more information about the Girls' Frontline television anime as ANN reported below, Crunchyroll has since deleted its article. The video originally available in Crunchyroll's article is also no longer available. The staff for the Girls' Frontline anime have not yet officially confir...

Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Anime Gets 2nd Season

Announced at evening session of anime's special event on Saturday ― The evening session of a special event for the anime of Nanashi's Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) manga announced on Saturday that production on a second season has been green-lit. Character designer Misaki Suzuki drew a visual to celebrate the news: Vertical publishes the manga in English, and it describe...
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Fuyumi Soryo's Cesare Manga Ends in November After 16 Years

Mars, ES author launched historical manga in 2005 ― This year's 47th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Fuyumi Soryo's CESARE - Il Creatore che ha distrutto historical manga will end in its next chapter. The next chapter will appear in the magazine's 52nd issue on November 25. The biographical work tells the story of Cesare Borgia. Motoaki Hara supervises the manga. Soryo ...
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Star Wars Leia Manga Goes Back on Hiatus

LINE app to still post bonus illustrations during hiatus ― The LINE Manga app revealed on Saturday that Haruichi's Star Wars: Leia Ōjo no Shiren (Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan) manga is going back on hiatus "for a little while." The LINE app will still publish bonus illustrations during the hiatus. Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan launched on the LINE Manga app in May 2019, and had gone on...
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'Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it' Anime's 2nd Season Reveals April 2022 Debut, 2 More Cast Members (Updated)

Marina Yamada, Yuuki Kaji join cast ― The "9th Anitama Matsuri" live-streaming event on Saturday revealed that the second television anime season based on Alifred Yamamoto's Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it (Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita) manga will premiere in April 2022. The event also revealed a promotional video and a new visual. The anime's second season is titled Ri...

Mandarake Executive Charged for Operating Adult Store in Tokyo's Nakano Broadway

Police searched shop in September after complaints that it was near store for teenaged girls ― Tokyo Metropolitan Police formally charged the 60-year-old male executive of legal affairs for the secondhand otaku retail chain Mandarake on Friday with violating the Businesses Affecting Public Morals Regulation Law. The charge alleges that the retail chain operated a store that displayed a large amount o...
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Yūenchi: Baki Gaiden Light Novel Series Ends

Series ends on October 28 ― This year's 47th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine announced on Thursday that Baku Yumemakura's Yūenchi: Baki Gaiden (Amusement Park: Baki Side Story) light novel series will end in the magazine's next issue on October 28. The light novel series will get a manga adaptation by Yuria Fujita, who provides the art for the novels. Yumemakura launched the Y...

Netflix Unveils Trailer, More Cast for Super Crooks Anime

Hiroshi Yanaka, Yasuji Kimura, Pierre Taki, Junichi Suwabe, 6 more co-star in November 25 anime ― Netflix unveiled a new trailer for the Super Crooks anime based on the comic by Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu on Thursday. Netflix also revealed more cast members for the anime. The cast (including the previously announced Kenjiro Tsuda and Maaya Sakamoto include): (Top row, left to right in image ab...

TMS Entertainment Streams Lupin III Part 1 Anime's 1st Episode in English

Dub's world premiere streams from October 24-31 ― TMS Entertainment announced on Friday that it will stream the world premiere of the English-dubbed first episode of Lupin III Part 1 on its official YouTube channel on October 24 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the 50th anniversary of the first epsiode's original airdate in Japan. The episode will be available until October 31. Richard Epcar, director of the Engli...
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Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Game Delayed to Spring 2022

Remakes of 1st 2 Advance Wars games was scheduled for December 3 ― Nintendo announced on Friday that its Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Nintendo Switch game, which includes remakes of the Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising Game Boy Advance games, has been delayed from December 3 to spring 2022. The company stated that the game needs some more "fine tuning." The game will feature both ...
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Yen Press Licenses God Bless the Mistaken, I Want to Be a Wall, Let's Go Karaoke! Manga

God Bless the Mistaken simulpub launches on October 27 ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it will release the I Want to Be a Wall and Let's Go Karaoke! manga in April 2022, as well as the God Bless the Mistaken manga as a digital simulpub series on October 27. Title: God Bless the Mistaken Creator: Nakatani Nio Release: October 27, 2021 Summary: Kon lives in a world that bugs out regularly—every mo...
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Funimation Announces King's Raid Anime's English Dub, Cast

1st 13 episodes premiered in English on Thursday ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it is streaming an English dub for KING's RAID: Successors of the Will (King's Raid: Ishi o Tsugumono-tachi), the television anime of South Korean developer Vespa's King's Raid smartphone RPG app. The anime's first 13 epsiodes premiered in English on Thursday. The English cast includes: Aleks Le as Kasel Kira Buc...
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France-Luxembourg's Summit of the Gods Animated Film's Trailer Streamed

Netflix to release film in theaters, streaming service in November ― Netflix began streaming on Friday a trailer for the France-Luxembourg animated film of Jiro Taniguchi's The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga. Netflix has the worldwide rights to the film outside of France, Benelux, China, Japan, and Korea. Netflix will release the film in select U.S. theaters on November 24 and in sele...
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Japan's New Ghibli Collection Set Offers 1st 'Ghiblies' Short on BD/DVD for 1st Time

Set of 11 Ghibli works ships on December 1 ― Disney's official Japanese website lists Ghibli ga Ippai Kantoku mo Ippai Collection, a collection of Studio Ghibli works from the directors besides studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, for release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on December 1. As a bonus, the collection will offer the first Ghiblies short on disc for the first time. The collection...
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2020 Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Anime's Compilation Debuts at Sunrise Festival

Compilation with added new cuts will close out festival on October 31 ― The official website for Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Shichi Tamashii no Ryūjinmaru (Seven-Souled Ryūjinmaru), anime studio Sunrise and Bandai Spirits' Tamashii Nations toy brand's 2020 project in the Wataru franchise, confirmed in August that the anime's special edition compilation will debut as the closing work in Sunrise studio's Sun...
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Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff, December 6 Debut

Kenichi Takitoh, Nana Mizuki star in adaptation of Ehime "local tale" ― The official website for the television anime of Ehime prefecture's "local tale" Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan (The Sad and Fat Cat) revealed the anime's cast, staff, and December 6 premiere date on Friday. Kenichi Takitoh plays the titular "sad and fat cat" Maru (left in image above), while Ehime native Nana Mizuki plays the black ca...

Mandarake Executive Charged for Operating Adult Store in Tokyo's Nakano Broadway (Updated)

Police searched shop in September after complaints that it was near store for teenaged girls ― Tokyo Metropolitan Police formally charged the 60-year-old male executive of legal affairs for the secondhand otaku retail chain Mandarake on Friday with violating the Businesses Affecting Public Morals Regulation Law. The charge alleges that the retail chain operated a store that displayed a large amount o...
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NetEase Games Acquires No More Heroes Developer Grasshopper Manufacture

Transfer came into effect on May 31 ― Gōichi Suda's (SUDA51's) game developing studio Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. announced on Friday that Chinese developer NetEase Games has acquired the company from GungHo Online Entertainment. The transfer came into effect on May 31. Suda added that Grasshopper Manufacture now has "a unique opportunity to rethink the game development and organization structure." ...

Netflix Unveils Trailer, More Cast for Super Crooks Anime (Updated)

Hiroshi Yanaka, Yasuji Kimura, Pierre Taki, Junichi Suwabe, 6 more co-star in November 25 anime ― Netflix unveiled a new trailer for the Super Crooks anime based on the comic by Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu on Thursday. Netflix also revealed more cast members for the anime. The cast (including the previously announced Kenjiro Tsuda and Maaya Sakamoto include): (Top row, left to right in image ab...
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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S Anime's Promo Video Previews Unaired Episode

Unaired episode will be on Volume S BD/DVD on January 19 ― The official website for the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S anime began streaming on Wednesday a promotional video for the new unaired episode that will be included on the "Volume S" Blu-ray Disc and DVD on January 19, 2022. The episode is titled "Nippon no Omotenashi (Attend wa Dragon Desu)" (Japanese Hospitality (My Attendant Is a Dragon))....

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Novels Get Anime

Yen Press publishes Yū Shimizu's fantasy series about Dark Lord reincarnating as 10-year-old boy ― Kadokawa revealed in its new promotional video for Yū Shimizu and Asagi Tōsaka's The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy (Seiken Gakuin no Maken Tsukai) light novels on Thursday that the novels are inspiring a television anime. The announcement did not reveal any further details. Saki Miyashita narr...
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Anime Season 3's Teaser Unveils Title, Returning Cast & Staff, April 2022 Debut

Teaser video adapts manga chapter 110 ― The official website for the Kaguya-sama: Love is War television anime posted a 10-minute "teaser promotional video" on Thursday. The teaser adapts the entirety of the manga's 110th chapter, and reveals the third season's Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai -Ultra Romantic- title and April 2022 premiere. The video's description and the website also announced the returni...
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Tetsuo Hara, Seibō Kitahara's Ikusa no Ko Manga Heads to Climax

Manga about Oda Nobunaga debuted in 2010 ― The official Twitter account for Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine announced on Wednesday that Tetsuo Hara and Seibō Kitahara's Ikusa no Ko -Legend of Oda Nobunaga manga is heading to its climax. Japanese publisher Coamix and The Silent Manga Audition Committee offer chapters from the manga online in English. The Silent Manga Audition Committee de...
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Gaku Kuze's Torimania Manga Moves to Manga Park

― Hakusensha's Manga Park website and app announced that Gaku Kuze's (Life Lessons of Uramichi-Oniisan) Torimania manga will move from Square Enix's Gangan Online website to Manga Park and resume serialization there in early winter 2022. The manga debuted on Gangan Online in November 2015. The manga's fifth compiled book volume shipped in Japan in January 2019. The romantic comedy takes place in the...
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City Hunter Spinoff About Umibōzu Ends

Manga's 5th, final volume shipped on Wednesday ― The official Twitter account for Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine confirmed on Wednesday that the fifth and final volume of City Hunter Gaiden Ijuin Hayato-shi no Heion Naranu Nichijō (City Hunter Gaiden Mr. Hayato Ijuin's not peaceful life), Est em's (IPPO, Age Called Blue) City Hunter spinoff manga, has shipped on Wednesday. The manga end...
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Yūenchi: Baki Gaiden Light Novel Series Ends

Series ends on October 28 ― This year's 47th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine announced on Thursday that Baku Yumemakura's Yūenchi: Baki Gaiden (Amusement Park: Baki Side Story) light novel series will end in the magazine's next issue on October 28. The light novel series will get a manga adaptation by Yuria Fujita, who provides the art for the novels. Yumemakura launched the Y...
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Neptunia, Senran Kagura Crossover PS4 Game's Trailer Previews Gameplay

Game launches in N. America on October 26, Europe on October 29 ― Idea Factory International began streaming on Thursday a gameplay trailer for Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars (Senran Nin Nin Ninja Taisen Neptune), the crossover action RPG for the Senran Kagura and Hyperdimension Neptunia franchises. The game will launch for PlayStation 4 physically and digitally in North America on October 26 a...
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Ange Vierge: Girls Battle Game Ends Service After 8 Years

Service ends on December 20 ― The official website and Twitter account for Sega's Ange Vierge ~Girls Battle~ smartphone app game announced on Wednesday that the game will end service after eight years because it has become difficult to maintain the quality of service that satisfies its users. The game will end service on December 20 at 2:00 p.m. JST. The game has halted sales of in-game "GG" currency...
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Crunchyroll Adds Over the Sky Anime Film to Catalog

Toho's film opened last November ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming Toho's Over the Sky (Kimi wa Kanata) theatrical anime film on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland. The film opened in Japan in November 2020. The teaser poster visual (seen right) shows th...
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Game's 'Restored' Video Reveals Hisuian Zorua, Zoroark

Game launches for Switch on January 28 ― The Pokémon Company International began streaming a new trailer for its Nintendo Switch game Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Thursday. The trailer is an updated, "restored" version of a previously posted found footage-style video, and it reveals that the teased, mysterious Pokémon are Hisuian forms of Zorua and Zoroark. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will launch worldwide...
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DEEMO Memorial Keys Anime Film Reveals February 25 Debut, 5 More Cast Members

Naomi Watanabe, Kōichi Yamadera, more join cast ― Rayark Inc. revealed on Wednesday that DEEMO Memorial Keys (Deemo: Sakura no Oto - Anata no Kanadeta Oto ga, Ima mo Hibiku), the anime film based on Rayark Games' Deemo game, will debut in Japan on February 25. The staff also revealed five more cast members for the film. The new cast includes: (from left to right in image above) Kōhei Matsushita as Ha...
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Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Compilation Film Unveils New Trailer, Visual

Ilya Kushinov drew new visual under direction of millennium parade's Kōta Mori ― Bandai Namco Arts' YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer for Kōkaku Kidōtai SAC_2045 Jizoku Kanō Sensō (Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 - Sustainable Warfare), the compilation film of the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime's first season, on Thursday. The trailer features millennium parade's theme song "Fly with me....

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