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1st All-New Pokémon Anime Film in 2 Years to Open on July 10

― Toho revealed on Thursday as part of a 2020 lineup announcement that the next film in the Pokémon anime franchise will open in Japan on July 10. The film will be the first all-new anime film in the franchise in two years, since the most recent films in the franchise include Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (a live-action film) and Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution (a 3D CG remake of the 1998 film Pocket Mon...
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Kiratto Pri☆Chan Anime Gets 3rd Season in April 2020

New series teased with visual featuring silhouetted character ― The official Twitter account for the Kiratto Pri☆Chan anime series announced on Sunday that the anime is continuing on into a third season that will premiere in April 2020. The staff teased the new anime with a visual of Emo, Mirai, and Rinka in new outfits, and a mysterious silhouetted idol character. Kiratto Pri☆Chan is the latest anim...
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A Certain Scientific Railgun Anime Season 3 Posts Full Promo Video

Railgun T season premieres on January 10 ― The official website for A Certain Scientific Railgun T (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T), the third season of A Certain Scientific Railgun anime, began streaming the full promotional video for the season on Sunday. The series will premiere on the AT-X channel on Friday, January 10 at 10:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. EST). It will also run on the Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS chan...
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KLab, Kadokawa's Magic Idol Anime Lapis Re:LiGHTs Reveals 2020 TV Premiere

Project about idols who can use magic also has game, manga, CD album ― The official Twitter account for KLab Games and Kadokawa's "Magic x Idol" mixed-media project Lapis Re:LiGHTs announced on Saturday that the anime will premiere on television next year. The anime also unveiled a teaser visual: The first album for the project, Start the Magic Hour, will ship on February 5, 2020. In addition to the ...
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Aimer Sings Final Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Anime Film's Theme

Yuki Kajiura also returns to compose theme song to complete trilogy ― Aniplex announced on Saturday that Aimer will perform the theme song "Haru wa Yuku" for Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, the third film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film trilogy. Aimer also performed the theme songs for the first two films, and Yuki Kajiura composed and produced all three films' theme songs...
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My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- Film's New Promo Videos Highlight Class 1-A, Nine

Film opens December 20 ― The official Twitter account for Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- (My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-), the new anime film based on Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, posted two countdown promotional videos, "1-Nen A-Gumi Zenin Shūketsu" (All of Class 1-A, Assemble)/"Eiyū 1-Nen A-Gumi Plus Ultra" (Heroes of 1-A Plus Ultra) and "Saikyō no Villai...
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Granblue Fantasy Anime's New Special About Djeeta to Air in March 2020

Anime special to be part of overall 2nd season of anime ― A stage presentation at the "Granblue Fantasy Fes 2019" event on Saturday revealed that the Granblue Fantasy anime is getting a new special that will stream and air in March 2020. The anime, subtitled "Djeeta-hen" (Djeeta Chapter), will commemorate the sixth anniversary of the game, and is technically part of the overall Granblue Fantasy The A...
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Oldcodex to Perform New Theme Song for Ultraman Anime's April TV Broadcast

― The official website for the 3D CG anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga announced on Saturday that the anime is getting a television broadcast in Japan starting in April 2020 on Tokyo MX and BS11. The rock band Oldcodex will perform a new theme song for the broadcast version (the group also performed the opening theme for the Netflix version of the show). The site revea...
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Rich Police Cash Manga Gets 'Comic Anime'

Anime premieres on Coro Coro Comics' YouTube channel on January 15 ― The January issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Friday that Sakuya Kuroda's Rich Police Cash (Rich Kaikan Cash) manga is getting a "comic anime" that will premiere on the Coro Coro Channel YouTube channel on January 15. The channel's content is usually region-locked to Japan only. The manga follows a ...
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Kaiju Decode CG Anime Project Reveals Visual, Character Designer

― Tsuburaya Productions revealed a visual and the character designer on Saturday for its Kaiju Decode CG anime project at the opening ceremonies of the "Tsuburaya Convention 2019" event. Hollywood CG art director Sei Nakashima (Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution end credits illustrations, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone concept artist) is the character designer. The project is a collaboration betwe...
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5th Tenchi Muyo! OVA Season Previewed in 3 More Promo Videos

1st of 6 home videos ships on February 28 ― The official Twitter account for the fifth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki original video anime (OVA) series began streaming the OVA's third promotional video on Friday. The YouTube channel for the OVA series had streamed two other promotional videos on November 22. The videos differ slightly in the first few seconds, but are otherwise the same. The sea...
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Trigger, Tsuburaya Productions Announce New SSSS.Dynazenon Anime

Anime project is part of "Gridman Universe" ― Pony Canyon and Tsuburaya Productions announced on Saturday that Trigger will animate the new SSSS.Dynazenon anime project. The anime is listed as being part of the "Gridman Universe." The companies have not yet revealed the format of the project. "Gridman" is credited with the original work, and Akira Amemiya is returning from SSSS.Gridman to direct the ...
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Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune 3D CG Anime Film's Trailer Reveals Guest Cast, Theme Song

Yūma Uchida, Megumi Han cast in Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune film opening on February 28 ― The official website for Benesse Corporation's Shimajirō anime franchise began streaming a new trailer for the Shimajirō to Sora Tobu Fune (Shimajirō and the Flying Ship) 3D CG anime film on Tuesday. The video reveals new guest cast members: Yūma Uchida as Jin and Megumi Han as Lily. The trailer also reveals the...
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New Beyblade Project Debuts in Spring 2020

Project includes new anime, manga, toys ― The official website for the Beyblade franchise revealed on Friday that the new project for the Beyblade Burst series will debut in spring 2020. The project includes a new anime, manga, and toys. The project's visual shows silhouettes of the series' characters. The most recent anime in the franchise is Beyblade Burst Rise (Beyblade Burst GT). The ongoing seri...
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Funimation to Stream ID: INVADED Virtual World Suspense Anime's 1st 2 Episodes for 24 Hours

Original TV anime begins limited stream on December 15 ― Funimation announced on Friday that it will begin streaming the first two episodes of the original television anime project ID: INVADED in Japanese with English subtitles on Sunday at 10 a.m. EST. The episodes will be available on the service for 24 hours. The series will premiere in Japan with the first two episodes in a one-hour special on th...

Netflix Adds Ni no Kuni Anime Film in U.S. on January 16

Adaptation of game franchise opened in Japan on August 23 ― Netflix revealed on Wednesday that it will begin streaming Warner Bros. Japan and Level 5's Ni no Kuni anime film in the United States on January 16. The film opened in Japan on August 23. The film stars: Kento Yamazaki as Yū Mackenyu as Haru Mei Nagano as Asha/Kotona Mamoru Miyano as Yoki Kenjiro Tsuda as Gabaras Maaya Sakamoto as Saki / Ve...
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Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!! Anime Adds Reijinsignal Band

Lynn, Yū Serizawa, Minori Suzuki join cast ― The official website for the anime of Sanrio's character project Show By Rock!! revealed the new band Reijingsignal on Thursday for Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!, the franchise's new television anime. The three-member all-female band includes Lynn as Rararin (seen center in image below), Yū Serizawa as Sumomone (right), and Minori Suzuki as Uiui (left). Th...
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King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10 Anime Film's Trailer Streamed

SePTENTRION performs theme song "Love Graffiti" ― The official website for the King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10 anime film began streaming a theatrical trailer on Friday. The video previews Shin Ichijō's song "Daisuki Refrain" and the theme song "Love Graffiti" by Edel Rose's new seven-member unit SePTENTRION. The film will open in Japan on January 10. The anime will star: Junta Terashima ...
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Smile Down the Runway Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, 5 More Cast Members

Ayaka Fukuhara, Kōhei Amasaki, Keiko Han, Yui Makino, Mayumi Asano join cast ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kotoba Inoya's Smile Down the Runway (Runway de Waratte) manga revealed the second promotional video and additional cast on Friday. The video previews Ami Sakaguchi's opening theme song "Lion" and J-JUN's ending theme song "Ray of Light." The new cast members are:...
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Haikyu!! Anime's 4th Season Casts Yūto Uemura, Kousuke Toriumi

Video previews All-Japan Youth Training Camp ― The official website for Haikyu!! To The Top, the fourth season of the Haikyu!! anime, revealed a promotional video and additional cast on Friday. The video previews the All-Japan Youth Training Camp story and Burnout Syndromes' opening theme song "PHOENIX." The new Itachiyama Academy student characters and cast members are: Yūto Uemura as Motoya Komori ...
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Dr. Stone Anime Gets 2nd Season

New season focuses on "Stone Wars" arc ― The 24th and final episode of the television anime adaptation of Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki's Dr. Stone manga announced on Friday that the anime is getting a second season. The second season will focus on the "Stone Wars" story arc. The second 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine had teased on Monday that there would be an "important announce...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, December 2-8

Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends anime film earns 1.4% rating ― The Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends anime film aired on TV Tokyo on Saturday, December 7 at 12:30 p.m., and it earned a 1.4% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV December 8 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 12.8 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV December 8 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.3 Detective Conan NTV December 7 (Sat) 18:...
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Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Anime's 2nd Season Previewed in Promo Video

New series of shorts premieres on January 5 ― The official Twitter account for Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki 2 Satsume ⁠— the second season of the television anime of Masaki Ando's Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki (Yatogame-chan Observation Diary) four-panel manga ⁠— began streaming the show's promotional video on Friday. The video reveals and previews the theme song "Imaginary Love" by +α/Alphakyun. The ...
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Uramichi Oniisan Anime Reveals TV Format, 2020 Debut, Staff

Happy Sugar Life's Nobuyoshi Nagayama directs series at Studio Blanc. ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Gaku Kuze's Uramichi Oniisan manga revealed on Friday that the anime will be a television anime that will premiere in 2020. The site also revealed the show's staff. Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Smile Down the Runway, Are You Lost?, Happy Sugar Life) is directing the anime at Studio Blanc. (...
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Pokémon Sword/Shield Games Get 7 Net Anime Shorts by Studio Colorido (Update)

Shingo Yamashita directs monthly shorts at Penguin Highway's studio, debuting January 15 ― Nintendo revealed on Friday that its Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games will receive a series of seven five-minute net anime shorts titled Hakumei no Tsubasa (Pokémon: Twilight Wings) by Studio Colorido (Typhoon Noruda, Penguin Highway, Fastening Days). The first episode will de...
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2020 Toei Manga Matsuri Omnibus Film Includes Butt Detective, Kamen Rider Den-O

April 24 film's teaser also lists Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō, Recycle Zoo ― Toei announced on Friday that the revival of its Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus film series will have another installment on April 24. Next year's omnibus will include a second film for the Butt Detective (Oshiri Tantei) anime, and will also include films for Kamen Rider Den-O, Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō, and Recycle Zoo. This ...
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2nd Gundam: Reconguista in G Compilation Film Reveals Title, February Opening

Belry Gekishin opens on February 21 in Japan ― Sunrise revealed the title and February 21 opening date for the second of the planned five compilation films for the Gundam: Reconguista in G anime. The film's title is Gekijōban Gundam G no Reconguista II: Belry Gekishin (Belry Advances). The first film, Gekijōban Gundam G no Reconguista I: Ike! Core Fighter (Go! Core Fighter), opened in Japan on Novemb...

Psycho-Pass 3 Anime Film Is Compilation Film

Who-ya Extended returns with new "Synthetic Sympathy" theme song for spring 2020 film ― The staff of Psycho-Pass 3, the third television anime season in the Psycho-Pass franchise, revealed on Friday that Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector, the anime's upcoming film, will be a compilation film. The film will have a returning cast and staff, and will have a new opening theme song titled "Synthetic Sympathy...
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime's English-Subtitled Video Previews Voices, Opening Song

Rap duo chelmico performs "Easy Breezy" opening for January 5 anime ― The official website for the television anime of Sumito Ōwara's Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) manga began streaming an English-subtitled promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews the anime's voice cast and opening theme song "Easy Breezy" by female rap duo chelmico. The series will...

Psycho-Pass 3 Anime Gets Film Next Spring

Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector will also stream on Amazon inside, outside Japan ― The eighth and final episode of Psycho-Pass 3, the third television anime season in the Psycho-Pass franchise, revealed early Friday morning that the anime will have a film titled Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector. The film will open in theaters in Japan next spring, and will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside...
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Crunchyroll Adds NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX/DX OVAs to Catalog

Both anime begin streaming on Thursday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it is adding the NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX and NG Knight Lamune & 40 DX original video anime (OVA) to its catalog in the U.S. and Canada on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST. The three-episode NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX OVA debuted in Japan in 1991. Crunchyroll describes the anime: Lamune has returned to Earth with no memory of his ...
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Laid-Back Camp Anime's Heya Camp Anime Shorts Unveil 'Episode 0,' Story

Anime premieres on January 6 ― FuRyu Anime Channel began streaming on Thursday "episode 0" of "Heya Camp" ("Heya Kyan△", Room Camp), the short anime spinoff of the anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga. The official website of the Laid-Back Camp anime also unveiled "Heya Camp's" story. "Episode 0" debuted on the first Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume of the Laid-Back Camp anime in March...
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Uchi Tama Anime Reveals Promo Video, Additional Cast

Yuka Terasaki, Minami Takahashi, Ayane Sakura, Masaya Takatsuka join cast ― The official website and Twitter account for Uchi Tama!? ~ Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka?~, the anime based on Sony Creative Products Inc.'s Uchi Tama!? project, revealed a promotional video, television commercial, additional cast, the ending theme song, and additional broadcast information on Friday. \#うちタマ 最新PV&CM公開/フジテレビ“ノイタミ...

BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico Mini Anime Gets 2nd Season

3rd season of franchise's TV anime premieres on January 23 ― The official website for the BanG Dream! franchise revealed on Thursday that BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico, a mini anime of the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! game app, is getting a second season titled BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! ☆ Pico ~Ohmori~. The first season of the mini anime premiered in July 2018 within the BanG Dream! TV va...
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Stand By Me Doraemon CG Anime Film Gets Sequel Film in August

Ryūichi Yagi, Takashi Yamazaki return to helm new film based on 2000's Obāchan no Omoide film ― Toho announced on Thursday that the 2014 CG anime film Stand By Me Doraemon is receiving a sequel film titled Stand By Me Doraemon 2 that will open in Japan on August 7. Ryūichi Yagi and Takashi Yamazaki return from the first film as directors, with Yamazaki once again penning the script. The film's story ...
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Hatena Illusion Anime Premieres on January 9

― The official website for the television anime of late author Tomohiro Matsu's Hatena Illusion light novel series revealed on Wednesday that the anime will premiere on BS NTV and MBS on January 9, and on Tokyo MX on January 10. The anime's first episode will have an advance screening event on December 22, with cast members Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Aina Suzuki, Miyu Tomita, and M.A.O in attendance. Shin...
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NHK Unveils Breakers TV Anime About Para-Athletes

Shinichiro Miki, Sakiko Tamagawa, Yui Okada, more star in anime premiering on January 7 ― NHK announced on Thursday that it is producing a new sports television anime titled Breakers that will premiere on January 7 within the channel's Tensai TV-kun YOU educational program, which airs every Friday at 6:45 p.m. The anime will center on para-athletes who all meet an outcast sports scientist named Ren N...
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Palm Springs Int'l Film Fest to Screen Weathering With You Anime Film

Film to screen in California for January 2-13 event ― The Palm Springs International Film Festival in California announced on Tuesday that it will screen Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You anime film during the January 2-13 event. The festival will screen the film in the "Awards Buzz - Best International Feature Film Submissions" category, which features 51 official submissions from the Best Intern...
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flumpool, Yūma Uchida Perform Ahiru no Sora Anime's New Theme Songs

Series premiered on October 2 ― The official website for the television anime of Takeshi Hinata's Ahiru no Sora manga revealed the new opening and ending theme songs for the series on Wednesday. flumpool is performing the new opening song "Never Mind," and Yūma Uchida is performing the new ending theme song "Over." The anime premiered in Japan on October 2. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it a...
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Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita Anime's Opening Video Streamed

Series' 12 episodes all premiere on Amazon Prime Video on January 10 ― The official website for the television anime of Alifred Yamamoto's Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita (Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It) romantic comedy manga began streaming the series' opening animation on Wednesday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "PARADOX" by Sora Amamiya. The anime w...

Azur Lane Anime's Episodes 11, 12 Delayed to March

Staff hope to improve anime's quality for re-airing beginning in January ― The official website for the television anime of Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi's Azur Lane smartphone game announced on Thursday that episodes 11 and 12 of the anime are delayed until March 13 and 20, respectively. The announcement cited the staff's desire to improve the quality of the anime. The episodes were originally ...
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New Sakura Wars Project Reveals Anime's April Premiere, Stage Play's Cast

Video previews Moscow Assault Force in adaptation of upcoming game ― Sega announced during a livestream presentation on Wednesday that the television anime of the Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars in English) game will premiere in April 2020. The staff also revealed that the anime will feature the Moscow Assault Force, and they unveiled a video for the anime. 新映像公開アニメ『サクラ大戦 the Animation』2020年4...
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Dorohedoro Anime Unveils More Cast, (K)NoW_NAME's Opening Song, 2nd Video

Tooru Nara, Takuma Terashima, Hiro Shimono, Takehito Koyasu, Miyuri Shimabukuro join cast ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro manga unveiled more cast members and the anime's second promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the opening theme song "Welcome to Chaos" by the unit (K)NoW_NAME. The newly announced cast members are: Tooru Nara as Mat...
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ACCA 13 OVA Casts Chiaki Kobayashi, Tomomichi Nishimura

Kobayashi plays Inspection Department recruit, Nishimura plays principal in February OVA ― The official Twitter account for the anime of Natsume Ono's ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department manga revealed two new cast members for ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka Regards (ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department Regards), the "new original video anime & musical stage reading" for the manga, on Wednesday. The ne...
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Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious Anime Delays Episode 10 by 1 Week

Recap episode to air instead this week ― The official website for the Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (Kono Yūsha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru) anime announced on Tuesday that this week's airing of episode 10 will be replaced with a recap episode, which will summarize the first six episodes. Episode 10 will instead air next week on December 18. The delay is due to "p...
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Seven Days War Anime Film's Video Combines Anime/Live-Action Footage

Anime film opens on December 13 ― Kadokawa began streaming a video on Tuesday for the anime film of Osamu Sōda's Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō (Seven Days War or Our Seven-Day War) novel. The video combines footage from the upcoming anime film and the original 1988 live-action film. The film will open in Japan on December 13. The cast includes: Takumi Kitamura as Mamoru Suzuhara Kyōko Yoshine as Aya Chiy...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, December 8-14

Gakuen Basara, Millennium Actress anime; Arifureta: I Heart Isekai, Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji manga ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date 18if Essentials BDPlease Funimation US$29.98 December 10 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K Season One Essentials BDCite Funimation US$34.98 December 10 Gakuen Basara BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 December 10 Heavy Object Complete ...
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Overflow TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Uzuho Theme Song

Adaptation of Kaiduka's adult manga premieres on January 5 ― The official website for Overflow, the television anime adaptation of Kaiduka's adult manga Overflow ~Iretara Ofureru Kyōdai no Kimochi~, began streaming a promotional video on Tuesday. The video reveals Uzuho's theme song "Over Love." The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 5 at 25:00 (effectively January 6 at 1:00 a.m.). The cast i...

Re:Zero Anime's Season 2 Slated for Next April After Updated 1st Season

Season 1 reedited with some new footage for rerun starting in January ― The official website for the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime announced on Tuesday that the anime's second television season will premiere next April. The website lists the main cast and staff as returning. Before the second season, a new edit of the first season will premiere on January 1, and the website posted a ...
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Production I.G Reveals Shika no Ō Anime Film's Staff, September 18 Opening

Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji direct medical fantasy off Taku Kishimoto's script ― Production I.G revealed the main staff members and September 18 opening date for the anime film adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi's Shika no Ō (The Deer King) medical fantasy novel series on Tuesday. Masashi Ando (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, your name. character design, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, When Marnie Wa...
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The [email protected] Cinderella Girls' 'Spin-off!' Anime Short Streams for Free

Orange animates 6-minute film about idols taking bride on a car chase ― Bandai Namco Entertainment is offering the "Spin-off!" anime short for The [email protected] Cinderella Girls franchise through its YouTube channel, and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls smartphone games on Monday. The short debuted for digital purchase on Amazon Prime Video on November ...
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Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Boys-Love Anime Reveals Cast, Winter 2020 Debut

Atsushi Abe, Yoshihisa Kawahara reprise roles from novels' drama CD ― The BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- project revealed the two main cast members for the anime of Michi Ichiho's Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka (Is It Yes, No, or Somewhere in Between?) boys-love light novel series on Tuesday. Atsushi Abe and Yoshihisa Kawahara are reprising their roles from the drama CD adaptation of the novels as Kei Kunied...
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Marudase Kintarō Boys-Love Manga Gets Anime Short

Incredible Kintaro sequel to screen with Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka film in BL FES next December ― The BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- project announced on Tuesday that Naomi Guren's Marudase Kintarō (Kintarō Bares it All) boys-love manga is inspiring an anime short. The short will debut as part of the project's first event screenings in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters in winter 2020. Guren rep...
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'Love Me, Love Me Not' Anime Film's Teaser Reveals Cast, Staff, May 29 Opening

Megumi Han, Marika Suzuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Sōma Saitō star in A-1 Pictures film ― The official website for the anime film of Io Sakisaka's Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) manga began streaming a teaser trailer for the film on Tuesday. The teaser reveals the film's cast, staff, and May 29 opening date. The cast includes (clockwise from upper left in image above): Marika Suzuki (...
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Lupin III THE FIRST CG Anime Film Debuts at #2

Sumikko Gurashi drops to #4, Saekano film stays at #9, French City Hunter film at #10 Lupin III THE FIRST, the new anime film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise, sold 220,000 tickets and earned 307,395,900 yen (about US$2.82 million) from Friday to Sunday. It sold 177,000 tickets for 244,827,850 yen (about US$2.26 million) from Saturday to Sunday to rank #2 in its opening weekend. The film earne...

Funimation Adds Angel Beats!, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Valvrave the Liberator Anime to Catalog

Also: Tamayura: Hitotose, Boogiepop Phantom, Sound of the Sky, Sengoku Collection, Ninja Nonsense ― Funimation announced on Monday that it will add eight anime from Aniplex and Nozomi Entertainment to its streaming service this week. The company will add the following anime from Aniplex this week: Angel Beats! ALDNOAH.ZERO Valvrave the Liberator Funimation will add the following anime from Nozomi Ent...
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Idoly Pride Multimedia Project Gets TV Anime

Yū Kinome directs anime as CAAnimation's 1st project ― The official website for the Idoly Pride multimedia project revealed on Monday that the franchise is getting a television anime by CyberAgent's CAAnimation label. The website also began streaming the first promotional video for the project. The staff will reveal more information about the television anime in March. English text on the project's p...
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Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, More Cast, Theme Song Artists

Yūma Uchida, Minako Sato join cast for series premiering on January 9 ― The official website for the television anime adaptation of Iro Aida's Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Monday. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song "No.7" by "Chibaku Shōnen Band," a new musical unit comprised of Yoji Ikuta (from Peng...

Yoh Yoshinari, Trigger's BNA: Brand New Animal Anime Reveals Cast, Visual, Story, April 2020 Debut

Sumire Morohoshi, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Maria Naganawa, Kaito Ishikawa star in original anime ― Trigger opened a website on Monday for its original television anime BNA: Brand New Animal, revealing the anime's main cast and April 2020 premiere. The anime will air on Fuji TV's "+Ultra" programming block. The main cast includes: Sumire Morohoshi as Michiru Kagemori, a tanuki-human and high school student w...
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Meow Meow Japanese History Anime Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

Film opens in Japan on February 22 ― The official Twitter account for Eiga Neko Neko Nihonshi ~Ryōma no Hachamecha Time Travel ze yo!~ (Meow Meow Japanese History the Movie: Ryōma's Topsy-Turvy Time Travel!), a feature film for the television anime of Kenji Sonishi's Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) manga, began streaming a trailer for the film on Monday. The video previews the film's ...
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A3! Anime's Video Previews Opening Song

Anime about aspiring actors premieres 1st half on January 13, ending songs' CD ships on March 4 ― The official website for the anime of Liber Entertainment's A3! actor-training smartphone game began streaming a promotional video for the anime's "Spring" part on Sunday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Act! Addict! Actors!" (the words represented by the "A3" in the franchise's name)....
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Sacks&Guns!! Sci-Fi Anime Casts Kanon Obata as Heroine Memenpu

1,400 auditioned to star in Satelight, Project Anime anime ― The official blog for Project Anima announced on Monday that Kanon Obata will voice the role of the heroine Memenpu in Sacks&Guns!!, Satelight's anime of Nekotarō Inui's Sakugan Labyrinth Marker (Drilling Labyrinth Marker) novel. Obata and Project Anima staff took a photograph featuring a standee depicting Memenpu (seen below). 1,400 people...
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Dr. Stone Manga Has 'Important Announcement' on December 16

― The second 2020 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine teased on Monday that Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki's Dr. Stone manga will have an "important announcement" in the magazine's third issue, which will ship on December 16. Dr. Stone will also have a stage presentation at the Jump Festa '20 event on December 22 at 2:40 p.m. JST. Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock) and Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21) ...
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ID: INVADED Virtual World Suspense Anime Reveals Song Artists, 1-Hour January 5 Debut

MIYAVI, soundbreakers, Starro, more contribute insert songs ― The official website for the original television anime project ID: INVADED announced the artists who are contributing insert songs for the series, as well as the anime's January 5 premiere. The following musical artists are contributing songs for these episodes: Episode Artist 1 MIYAVI 4 MIYAVI 6 Kenmochi Hidefumi (Wednesday Campanella) 9 ...
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Plunderer Anime's 4th Promo Video Reveals More Cast, January 8 Debut

Aoi Yūki plays mysterious girl, Miku Ito's opening song also previewed for action fantasy ― The official website for the anime of Suu Minazuki's Plunderer manga began streaming the fourth promotional video for the anime on Sunday. The video unveils another cast member and the January 8 premiere date for the anime, and it also previews Miku Ito's opening theme song "Plunderer." Aoi Yūki will play Mizu...
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'The 8th son? Are you kidding me?' TV Anime Reveals More Cast, April 2020 Premiere

New key visual also revealed ― The official website for the television anime of Y.A.'s Hachinantte Sore wa Nai Deshō! (The 8th son? Are you kidding me?) light novel series revealed the show's April 2020 premiere and additional cast on Sunday. The site also revealed a new key visual: The new cast includes: (Note: Character name romanizations for all characters are not official.) Yuuna Mimura as Louise...
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Right Stuf, Eleven Arts Reveal Trade-in Programs for A Silent Voice, Maquia Anime Film Releases

― Right Stuf and Eleven Arts announced on Thursday that they have launched trade-in programs for those who have purchased the home video releases of the A Silent Voice and Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms films. Those who participate in the program and return their copy of either film will receive a US$35 discount on the limited editions of those films. Right Stuf and Eleven Arts released the...
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Inu to Neko Docchimo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii Pet Manga Gets Anime

Manga about raising sweet dog, vicious cat by Survival Game Club's Hidekichi Matsumoto ― Manga creator Hidekichi Matsumoto announced on her Twitter account on Sunday that her essay manga Inu to Neko Docchimo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii (I Enjoy Raising Both a Dog and a Cat Every Day) will get an anime adaptation. The manga recounts Matsumoto's daily life while raising both a sweet, innocent dog and ...
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Saikyō Jump, Jump+ Magazines Launch Gag Manga Competition With Anime Adaptation as Prize

Winner to have anime adaptation on Oha-Suta variety program ― Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine, the Shonen Jump+ app and website, the variety program Oha-Suta, and Bandai's vendor division are collaborating on a "Jump Saikyō Gag Manga Award" competition, which launched on Friday. Contestants can submit their entries until February 6. The competition is for a manga that would be a good fit for both Sai...
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Crunchyroll Posts 41-Minute Documentary Video for Food Wars Anime

Video features interviews with anime's staff ― Crunchyroll began streaming a 41-minute documentary video on Friday about the making of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma television anime franchise. The video features interviews with the anime's staff at J.C. Staff. Crunchyroll previously posted a similar documentary about the Dr. Stone anime in September, and then revealed at the Anime NYC event in Nov...
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ORESAMA Performs Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan Mini Anime's Theme Song

Zero-G to animate story of sardonic ghost directed, scripted by Hi Score Girl's Rensuke Oshikiri ― The Makuake crowdfunding page for manga creator Rensuke Oshikiri's mini anime project Zashiki-Warashi no Tatami-chan (Tatami-chan the Guest Room Spirit) announced on Friday that ORESAMA will perform the project's theme song. Oshikiri launched a crowdfunding campaign for the project on October 25, and it...
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Kadokawa's Original Maesetsu! Anime Reveals Character Designs, 2020 Premiere

Maesetsu! Channel TV program premieres December/January ― The official website for Kadokawa's original anime Maesetsu! announced on Friday that the anime will premiere in Japan in 2020. Maesetsu! Channel, a television program to promote the anime, will launch in Japan on either December 30 or January 6. The anime will have a New Year Presentation in Akihabara on January 7. The website also revealed n...
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The Wonderland Anime Film Screens in U.S., Canada on January 31

Trailer previews English-subtitled screening ― Eleven Arts announced on Friday that it will screen Keiichi Hara's The Wonderland (Birthday Wonderland) anime film in theaters in the United States and Canada on January 31. The screening will have Japanese dialogue with English subtitles. The company also began streaming a trailer for the film. Eleven Arts describes the film: On the day before her birth...
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Koisuru Asteroid Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Songs

Anime about astronomy club premieres on January 3 ― The official website for the television anime of Quro's Koisuru Asteroid (Asteroid in Love) manga began streaming the second promotional video on Friday. The video previews the opening theme song "Aruiteikō!" (Let's Go for a Walk!) by Nao Toyama and the the ending theme song "Yozora" (Night Sky) by Minori Suzuki. The website also updated the anime's...
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Tsugumomo Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Promo, More Cast, April Premiere

Shogo Sakata, Riho Sugiyama, Mami Uchida, Yūko Ōno join cast ― The official website for the Tsugumomo television anime revealed on Friday the first promotional video, a key visual, additional cast, staff, and the April 2020 premiere for Tsugu Tsugumomo, the series' second season. The newly announced characters and cast members are: Shogo Sakata as Akito Ashimine Riho Sugiyama as Arumi Ashimine Mami U...

Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya CG Anime's 2nd Part Premieres Worldwide on January 23

Netflix began streaming 1st 6-episode part in July ― The official website for Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, the CG anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga, revealed on Friday that the second six-episode part of the first season of the anime will begin streaming on Netflix worldwide on January 23. All six episodes will debut simultaneously. The website also re...
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Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. Anime Casts Saori Hayami, Ai Kakuma

Nanaka Suwa, Noriaki Sugiyama, Satomi Satou also join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Yuumikan's Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. (All points are divided to VIT because a painful one isn't liked., literally "I Think I'd Like to Max Out All My Points on VIT Since I Don't Like to be in Pain") light novel series revealed five additional cast memb...
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Isekai Quartet 2 Anime Reveals January 14 Premiere, Theme Songs

Minoru Ashina returns to direct, script series at Studio Puyukai ― The official website for the Isekai Quartet anime revealed on Friday theme song information and the January 14 premiere for the show's second season, Isekai Quartet 2. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 14 late at night at 12:30 a.m. (effectively January 15), before debuting later on MBS, BS11, and AT-X. Satoshi Hino, Jun ...
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Twittering Birds Never Fly Boys-Love Anime Film Reveals Visual, February 15 Opening

Tarusuke Shingaki, Wataru Hatano star as yakuza boss, bodyguard ― The official website for Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai - The Clouds Gather, the anime film of Kou Yoneda's boys-love manga Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai), revealed a key visual and the February 15 premiere on Friday. Tarusuke Shingaki and Wataru Hatano are reprising the main character roles from the earlier dram...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, November 25-December 1

Lupin III TV special earns 10.1% rating ― Last week's episode of the live-action series adaptation of Ryo Ikuemi's G Senjō no Anata to Watashi (You and I on the G string) manga aired on TBS on Tuesday, November 26 at 10:00 p.m., and it earned an 8.6% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV December 1 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 12.4 Lupin III Prison of the Past NTV N...
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Fairy gone Anime's Video Previews Show's Climax

Series will have total of 24 episodes ― The official website for P.A. Works' original television anime Fairy gone began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday that previews the show's climax. The anime premiered on April 7, and the second of the anime's two cours (quarters of the year) then premiered on October 6. The anime will have eight Blu-ray Disc and DVD home video releases i...
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Meow Meow Japanese History Anime Film Reveals Visual, February 22 Debut

Film gets novel adaptation on December 20 ― The official website for Eiga Neko Neko Nihonshi ~Ryōma no Hachamecha Time Travel ze yo!~ (Meow Meow Japanese History the Movie: Ryōma's Topsy-Turvy Time Travel!), a feature film for the television anime of Kenji Sonishi's Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) manga, announced on Friday that the film will open in Japan on February 22. The website ...

Interspecies Reviewers Anime's Promo Video Reveals January 11 Premiere

Video also previews opening theme song sung by 3 cast members ― The video and key visual in the below article may not be safe for work. The official website for the television anime adaptation of writer Amahara and artist masha's Interspecies Reviewers (Ishuzoku Reviewers) manga began streaming the show's promotional video on Friday. The video previews the opening theme song "Ikōze☆Paradise" by voice...
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Kumamoto Prefecture's Natsunagu! Anime Premieres on January 6

― The official Twitter account for the Kumamoto Prefectural Government's Natsunagu! original television anime revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 6 and on Kumamoto Broadcasting on January 9. Each episode will be five minutes in length. The anime's cast includes: Ai Hashimoto as Natsuna Keyaki Shigeru Chiba as Shige Chiba Yoshino Aoyama as Izumi Chiba The anime is s...

Gleipnir Action Romantic Comedy TV Anime's Premiere Listed as April 2020

Yona of the Dawn's Kazuhiro Yoneda directs series at Pine Jam ― The first 2020 issue of Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd revealed in an ad for Sun Takeda's seventh Gleipnir manga volume on Friday that the television anime of the manga will premiere in April 2020. Kazuhiro Yoneda (Yona of the Dawn, Kabukibu!) is directing the anime at Pine Jam. Shinichi Inotsume (The Price of Smiles, PERSONA 5 the An...
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Seitokai Yakuindomo School Comedy Manga Gets 2nd Film in July

Director Hiromitsu Kanazawa, GoHands studio return with Miho Okasaki joining cast ― Kodansha announced on Friday that anime studio GoHands is producing a second anime film based on Tozen Ujiie's Seitokai Yakuindomo manga. The Klockworx Co., Ltd. will release the film on July 10. Miho Okasaki joins the cast as Yū Hirose. The other cast members are returning from the previous film and other anime insta...

Ascendance of a Bookworm Anime's 2nd Part Premieres Next Spring

1st part's 2-episode finale airs on December 25 ― The official website for the television anime of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" novel Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen) revealed on Friday that the anime's second part will premiere next spring. The site also revealed a new visual for the anime. The last two episodes of the anime's first p...
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Fire Force Anime's Promo Video Previews Netherworld Arc

Shinra battles Shō in episode 20 on Friday ― The official website of the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga began streaming a promotional video on Thursday. The video previews the "Netherworld" arc and a battle between Shinra and Shō. The "Netherworld" story arc will feature in episode 20, "Hokori o Matotte" (Clad in Pride), on Friday. The television anime series premiered...
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High School Fleet Anime Film Casts Naomi Ōzora

Film opens in Japan on January 18 ― Staff of the High School Fleet anime revealed additional cast and the third key visual on Thursday. Naomi Ōzora will play the new character Susan Reyes. Naomi Ōzora as Susan "Sue" Reyes The film will open in Japan on January 18. The previously announced new cast members include: Minami Takahashi as Tōmi "Miya" Miyazato Maria Naganawa as Shia "Nomu" Nomura Tomori Ku...
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Kakushigoto Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, April 2020 Premiere

Hiroshi Kamiya, Rie Takahashi star in anime by Yūta Murano, Ajia-do ― The January 2020 issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed on Friday the cast, staff, visual, and April premiere date for the television anime adaptation of Kōji Kumeta's Kakushigoto manga. The anime's official website also began streaming a teaser video for the anime. In addition, Kumeta provided an illustration to cele...
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Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga Anime Reveals Video, Visual, January 10 Premiere

Dog-themed show centers on Oda Nobunaga reincarnated as a canine ― The official website for the television anime of Una Megurogawa's Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (Oda Shinamon Nobunaga) manga revealed a promotional video, key visual, and the January 10 premiere on Thursday. The anime will debut on TV Tokyo on January 10 late at night at 1:23 a.m. (effectively January 11), before airing later that night on T...
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My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- Film Casts Yūichi Nakamura

Character Hawks makes anime debut in film on December 20 ― The official website for Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- (My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-), the new anime film based on Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, revealed on Thursday that Yūichi Nakamura will play Hawks. The character will make his anime debut in the film before he appears in the television series...
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Sanrio's New Jewelpet Anime Film & Kukuriraige Film to Open in February

Both films set in China's Sichuan Province ― Sanrio announced on Thursday that Jewelpet: Attack Travel, a brand-new anime film in its Jewelpet franchise, will open in Japanese theaters in February. It will screen with the animated film Kukuriraige -Sanxingdui Denki- (Kukuriraige: Sanxingdui Fantasy). The new Jewelpet film's story has Ruby, Garnet, and the other familiar, jewel-eyed Jewelpet character...

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