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The Winter 2019 Anime Preview Guide

The Winter 2019 Anime Season has begun! Check back every day for new reviews of this winter's new anime:
Now Available: Kemono Friends 2 - Winter 2019 Shorts - VIRTUALSAN: LOOKING - The Magnificent Kotobuki - Kaguya-sama: Love is War - ENDRO! - Date A Live III - Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka - Domestic Girlfriend - The Quintessential Quintuplets - Girly Air Force - The Promised Neverland - Kemurikusa - My Roommate is a Cat - Meiji Tokyo Renka - Dororo - Mob Psycho 100 II - The Rising of the Shield Hero - Boogiepop and Others - W'z - and MORE!
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Anime Spotlight - Date A Live III

High-schooler Shido Itsuka has the power to seal away a Spirit's power by making them blush and planting a kiss on them. Up until now, the spirits that have opened their hearts to him are Tohka, Yoshino, Kotori, Kaguya, Yuzuru, and Miku. ― Date A Live III Official Website: http://date-a-live-anime.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on January 11, 2019 (JST) Key Staff Directo...
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Anime Spotlight - Pastel Memories

Once known for its otaku culture, nerdy shops of Akihabara have been closing one by one. Twelve girls are trying their best to bring Akihabara back to its former fun glory. ― Pastel Memories Official Website: https://pasumemotv.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres at 12:30 AM of January 8, 2019 (JST) Key Staff Director: Yasuyuki Shinozaki ("Aishiteruze Baby (TV)" as episode di...
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Anime Spotlight - revisions

An isolated city. An unknown enemy. An uncertain past and a prophecy of the future. The children fight the "future" to bring back the "present". No matter what, they're going home... ― revisions Official Website: http://revisions.jp/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres in January 2019 Key Staff Director: Goro Taniguchi ("Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV)", "Planetes ...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018

As the new year ramps up, let's find out where your favorite shows placed in the final user rankings of last season! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated ...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Dec 17-23

The puppet boys of Thunderbolt Fantasy reclaim the top spot as the fall season winds down - find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind tha...
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Anime Spotlight - Boogiepop and Others

There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name: Boogiepop. ― Boogiepop and Others Official Website: http://boogiepop-anime.com/movie/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on January 4, 2019 (JST) Key Staff Director: Shingo Natsume (One Punch Man (TV)) Series Comp...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Dec 10-16

The Fall season is winding down, and a surprise contender races to the top spot in these waning moments! Find out how your favorite Fall anime fared in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Ke...
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Anime Spotlight - The Magnificent KOTOBUKI

The mercenary bodyguard unit "Team KOTOBUKI" is made up of a variety of unique characters; together, they are ready to fight against sky pirates! ― The Magnificent KOTOBUKI Official Website: https://kotobuki-anime.com/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on January 13, 2019 Key Staff Director: Tsutomu Mizushima (Another (TV), Girls und Panzer(TV), xxxHOLiC (TV)) Series Composition: Michi...
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Anime Spotlight - Domestic Girlfriend

A pure, yet extreme and forbidden love triangle begins between the three as they start their new lives under one roof. ― Domestic Girlfriend Official Website: http://domekano-anime.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres in January 11, 2019 Key Staff Director: Shōta Ibata (Girlish Number (TV)) Series Composition: Tatsuya Takahashi (Eromanga Sensei (TV), The [email protected] Cinderella ...
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Anime Spotlight - Mob Psycho 100 II

The mysterious group "Claw" stands before Shigeo "MOB" Kageyama once again; where will his roaring heart take him!? ― Mob Psycho 100 II Official Website: http://mobpsycho100.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on January 7, 2019 Key Staff Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa (Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (movie 22), Death Parade (TV)) Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko (Ajin (TV), ...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Dec 3-9

Our rankings are ready for the first full week of December, just as the Fall season winds down, and it's still a close race between the top shows of the season! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that t...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Nov 26-Dec 2

Not even Zombie Land Saga can rattle Thunderbolt Fantasy 2's iron grip on the top spot! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that th...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Nov 19-25

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime oozes up 8 places on the chart to claim the #1 crown for this week! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. ...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Nov 12-18

Golden Kamuy races up 8 places on our chart, just in time for Thanksgiving! Find out how your favorite fall anime performed according to readers' votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these ran...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Nov 5-11

Thunderbolt Fantasy races to the top spot as we catch up on our weekly user rankings! Find out how your favorite shows performed according to our readers' votes. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that ...
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The Fall 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The Fall 2018 anime season is well underway, and we're busy reviewing all of this season's new English dubs!
Simuldubs Available Now: Golden Kamuy Season 2 - Fairy Tail: The Final Season - Ace Attorney Season 2 - Senran Kagura Shinovi Master - Conception - Hinomaru Sumo - Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight - Radiant - Double Decker! - SSSS.GRIDMAN
― Welcome to Anime News Network's Fall 2...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Oct 29-Nov 4

Zombie Land Saga fans send the show rocketing up 14 places on the charts this week! Find out how your favorite anime fared in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rank...
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The Best and Worst of Fall 2018, Oct 1-28

We're finally ready with the first month of user rankings from the Fall 2018 anime season - and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is off to a strong start! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Fall 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consid...
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The Fall 2018 Anime Preview Guide: Simuldub Edition

The Fall 2018 anime season is well underway, and we're busy reviewing all of this season's new English dubs!
Simuldubs Available Now: Goblin Slayer - Conception - Hinomaru Sumo - Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight - Radiant - Double Decker! - SSSS.GRIDMAN
― Welcome to Anime News Network's Fall 2018 Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: our team of critics write up their impressions instantl...
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The Fall 2018 Anime Preview Guide: Simuldub Edition

The Fall 2018 anime season is well underway, and we're busy reviewing all of this season's new English dubs!
Simuldubs Available Now: That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime - Double Decker! - SSSS.GRIDMAN
― Welcome to Anime News Network's Fall 2018 Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: our team of critics write up their impressions instantly, to be posted here as they go along. Each critic will cover ...
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Anime Spotlight - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind

Giorno Giovanna, son of Dio who dreams of being a gangster, causes trouble alongside his gang "Passione" in the backstreets of Naples, Italy and ends up being targeted... ― Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind Official Website: http://jojo-animation.com/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres at 1:05AM of October 6, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Executive Director: Naokatsu Tsuda ("Inu X Boku Secret...
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Anime Spotlight - Ingress

While investigating an explosion at a laboratory studying an unknown substance, Makoto sees a mysterious memory from Sarah's ring, the sole survivor of the accident. ― Ingress Official Website: http://ingressanime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres at 0:55 of October 18, 2018. Key Staff Director: Yūhei Sakuragi (The Relative Worlds) ↑ Top Introduction At the CERN facil...
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The Fall 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The Fall 2018 Anime Season has begun! Check back every day for new reviews of this fall's new anime:
Now Available: Fall 2018 Shorts Featuring Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san - Senran Kagura Shinovi Master - A Certain Magical Index III - As Miss Beelzebub likes. - Karakuri Circus - Merc StoriA - My Sister, My Writer - Tokyo Ghoul:re season 2 - Golden Kamuy season 2 - Anima Yell! - Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight - and much more!
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Anime Spotlight - Golden Kamuy 2

In the mighty Northern field of Hokkaido, the survival battle for a hidden treasure stolen from the Ainu people continues! ― Golden Kamuy 2 Official Website: http://www.kamuy-anime.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres October 8, 2018 Key Staff Director: Hitoshi Namba (Baki the Grappler (TV), Gosick (TV)) Series Composition: Noboru Takagi (Baccano! (TV), Durarara!! (TV), Kuroko...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018

It's been an exciting summer, but in the end, nobody could bring down Lupin III, who finishes out the season on top. Find out where your favorite shows placed in the last user rankings of the season! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and ...
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Anime Spotlight - Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School

A heated battle is once again revving up at Basara Academy between baseball star, Masamune Date, and soccer ace, Yukimura Sanada. ― Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/gakuen_basara/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres October 4, 2018 Key Staff Director: Minoru Ohara ("Glass Fleet(TV)", "Lupin III: Episode 0 'First Contact' (special)") Series C...
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Anime Spotlight - A Certain Magical Index III

When science and magic cross paths a third time ― A Certain Magical Index III Official Website: http://toaru-project.com/index_3/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres October 5, 2018 Key Staff Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori (Angelic Layer (TV), Azumanga Daioh (TV), Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata) Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World (TV), Guilty Crown (TV), Mag...
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Anime Spotlight - BAKUMATSU

Shinsaku Takasugi and Kogoro Katsura, samurai warriors from Choshu, attempt to steal a legendary treasure that is said to have the ability to control time. ― BAKUMATSU Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/BAKUMATSU/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts October 4th, 2018. Key Staff Director: Masaki Watanabe (Bartender (TV)) Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani (Beelzebub (T...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Sep 16-22

The summer has nearly faded away, but there's still time for a little competition between this season's most popular anime. Find out how your favorite shows fared! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind t...
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Anime Spotlight - My Sister, My Writer

Yu Nagami, a high school student aiming to be a light novel author, learns a shocking truth about his younger sister Suzuka's "brother-sister romantic comedy" novel has won the contest he has entered several times and never made past the first round. ― My Sister, My Writer Official Website: http://imo-imo.jp/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres October 10, 2018 Key Staff Director:...
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Anime Spotlight - Zombie Land Saga

Without any say in the matter, the girls wander into the "Greatest x Worst Zombie World." They only have one wish.

"We want to live."
― Zombie Land Saga Official Website: https://zombielandsaga.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiers October 4, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Munehisa Sakai ("One Piece Film Strong World (movie)", "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal (ONA 201...
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Anime Spotlight - Bloom Into You

"I think I could fall in love with you." ― Bloom Into You Official Website: http://yagakimi.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres October 5, 2018 Key Staff Director: Makoto Kato (Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Investigation (TV)) Series Composition: Jukki Hanada (Student Council's Discretion (TV), Steins;Gate (TV), Sound! Euphonium (TV)) Music: Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Sep 9-15

The summer's coming to and end but there's still time for surprises! Black Clover jumps TWENTY ONE SPACES on our weekly user rankings - find out how your favorite summer anime did! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the seaso...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Sep 2-8

Lupin the 3rd Part 5 and Planet With are this week's big winners, climbing up the charts! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind tha...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Aug 19-25

Revue Starlight and Happy Sugar Life both jump double digits, racing up the charts! Find out how your favorite summer anime performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind th...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Aug 12-18

It's a big week for both Gegege no Kitaro and Planet With as both shows jump more than 10 places each to challenge Attack on Titan for the top spot! Find out how your favorite Summer anime performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN rea...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Aug 5-11

Revue Starlight jumps 14 PLACES on the chart to challenge Attack on Titan for the throne! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind tha...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Jul 29-Aug 4

A pair of comedies race up 5 spots on the chart - Asobi Asobase and Gintama are fighting it out for the top spot! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the ...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Jul 22-28

How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord races up twenty places on the chart to challenge Attack on Titan and Lupin III for the top spot! Find out how your favorite Summer anime performed in our weekly user voting thunderdome! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consid...
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2018, Jul 1-21

The summer season is in full swing, which means votes have been cast! See how your favorite summer anime ranked in our first weekly user ranking of the season. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that ...
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The Summer 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The summer anime season has begun, and we're reviewing every new anime of the season. Check back daily for new reviews!
Now Available: We Rent Tsukumogami - Attack on Titan season 3 - Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs - Late night! The Genius Bakabon - Revue Starlight - Grand Blue Dreaming - Happy Sugar Life - Lord of Vermilion - Free! Dive to the Future - Asobi Asobase - Planet With - Chio's School Road - and much more!
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Anime Spotlight - Overlord III

Time for Ains to descend onto the frontlines to show his true power. ― Overlord III Official Website: http://overlord-anime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres July 10, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Naoyuki Itou (Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu (OAV), Digimon: Data Squad (TV)) Series Composition: Yukie Sugawara (Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World- (TV), Overlord (TV), Ov...
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Anime Spotlight - Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion

With a new point of view, this anime portrays the Mongol invasion of Japan, the event that changed Japan in the Middle Ages. ― Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion Official Website: http://angolmois-anime.jp/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiers 0:30 of July 11, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Takayuki Kuriyama ("Orange" (TV) as Episode Director (ep 2), "Re:CREATORS" (TV) as Episode ...
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Anime Spotlight - HARUKANA RECEIVE

Haruka Ozora, a girl who feels uncomfortable being taller than average, and her cousin Kanata Higa, who quits playing her beloved volleyball because of her short stature, decide to form a team to play beach volleyball together. ― HARUKANA RECEIVE Official Website: http://www.harukana-receive.jp/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres July 6, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Toshiyuki K...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018

As the Spring season wraps up, we're ready to rank the best and worst according to your user-submitted votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated indiv...
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Anime Spotlight - Mr. Tonegawa

Yukio Tonegawa, one of the top brass of the Teiai Group, has been ordered by the group's chairman, Kazutaka Hyōdō, to plan a new "Death Game" to be played by debtors. ― Mr. Tonegawa Official Website: http://www.tonegawa-anime.com/index.html Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres 1:59AM, July 4th, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler (TV)) Serie...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Jun 17-23

Wotakoi finishes strong while Golden Kamuy stumbles at the finish line. Find out where your favorites ranked in the penultimate week of the Spring season! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these...
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Anime Spotlight - Asobi Asobase

Olivia can't speak English despite her blonde hair; Kasumi is terrible at English despite the intelligent air she has; Hanako is a pigtailed girl who dreams of becoming normal. These three girls formed the "Playing Committe." ― Asobi Asobase Official Website: http://asobiasobase.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres July 8, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Seiji Kishi (Angel Beat...
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Anime Spotlight - Chio's School Road

High school first-year Chio Miyamo has always tried to have a normal school life of not standing out, but for some reason she encounters a variety of obstacles on her way to school. ― Chio's School Road Official Website: http://chiochan.jp/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres July 6, 2018 Key Staff Director: Takayuki Inagaki (Desert Punk (TV), My mental choices are completely inte...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Jun 10-16

Our user rankings begin to settle into their final form as the spring season slows in its final weeks. Find out where your favorites rank this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these ranki...
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Anime Spotlight - Planet With

After his town was attacked by a mysterious giant weapon, high school student Soya Kuroi got drawn into the fight alongside a girl in Gothic Lolita clothing and a cat-like life-form against a team of seven heroes. ― Planet With Official Website: http://planet-with.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on July 8, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Youhei Suzuki ("Urara Meirocho (TV)...
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Anime Spotlight - Seven Senses of the Reunion

High school boy Haruto logged into the MMORPG world 'Reunion' and reunited with Asahi, his childhood friend who should have died six years ago; her death caused the original game 'Union' to cease operations. Is she a digital ghost, or...? ― Seven Senses of the Reunion Official Website: http://7subaru.jp/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres 1:58AM of July 6, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director:...
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Anime Spotlight - Free! -Dive to the Future-

In Tokyo, Haruka reunites with Ikuya, a young man who swam alongside him in relays in middle school. Haruka's memories of middle school begin to resurface; he remembers Ikuya from "that moment" extremely clearly... ― Free! -Dive to the Future- Official Website: http://df.iwatobi-sc.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres in July 2018 Key Staff Director: Eisaku Kawanami Series Com...
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Anime Spotlight - Revue Starlight

Allured by the prospect of being a star, the "Theater Girls" gather at the arts school, Seisho Music Academy, dreaming of standing on the stage themselves one day. ― Revue Starlight Official Website: http://revuestarlight.com/ Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On-air starts 1:28AM, July 13, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Tomohiro Furukawa (Alderamin on the Sky (TV) as Episode Director (ep...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Jun 3-9

A new challenger pushes MEGALOBOX out of the top spot as the spring rankings begin to wind down. Find out where your favorite shows ranked as the summer approaches! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind ...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 27-Jun 2

My Hero Academia and Steins;Gate leap up the charts! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how peo...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 20-26

Hinamatsuri and MEGALOBOX duke it out for the top spot! Find out how your favorite Spring anime performed according to our weekly user votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 13-19

Lupin gets dangerously close to stealing the top spot - but Hinamatsuri can't be denied! See how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that thes...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 6-12

Hinamatsuri and MEGALOBOX duke it out for the top spot! Catch up with our weekly user rankings - and find out how your favorite shows performed! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings ...
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The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide covers the entire spring season - and now we're covering all of this season's new English dubs!
Available Now: My Hero Academia season 3 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes - HINAMATSURI - Tokyo Ghoul:re - High School DXD Hero - Steins;Gate 0 - Kakuriyo
― Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2018 Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: our team of critics write up their ...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Apr 29-May 5

We're catching up with our user rankings this week - My Hero Academia drops a few spots while Lupin climbs the ladder! Find out how your favorite shows fared with our readers and their votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) o...
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Anime Spotlight - To Be Heroine

High school girl Futaba is sucked into a world without light, where inhabitants are children wearing only under pants, and Futaba's clothes become her "weapons." ― To Be Heroine Official Website: http://tobe-hero.com/season2/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On-air starts on May 19th, 2018 Key Staff Animation Production: Emon Animation Company ("The Silver Guardian (TV)" as Animati...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Apr 22-28

All Might and friends race to the top of the chart this week - and that's not the only big change! See how your favorite shows fared in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind tha...
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The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide

The Spring 2018 Anime Season is in full swing - check out our guide to the entire season!
Available Now: Spring 2018 Shorts featuring Aggretsuko - Wotakoi - Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory - High School DxD Hero - Doreiku the Animation - Steins;Gate 0 - Butlers x Battlers - Last Period - Yotsuiro Biyori - Golden Kamuy - and much more
― Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2018 Preview Guide! H...
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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, Apr 1-21

MEGALOBOX dominates the competition in the first best 'n worst of Spring 2018! Find out where your favorite shows placed in our weekly user ranking. ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Spring 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these ranki...
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Anime Spotlight - Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 Zensei Chapter

Chou Soran is finally the winner of the Raten Tournament, with the right to be the next Tenshi (celestial priest), yet he becomes suspicious and refuses to accept the ceremonial Rules of the Tenshi. ― Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 Zensei Chapter Official Website: http://hitorinoshita2.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery On-air starts on May 1st, 2018 The new "Zensei Chapter" will...
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Anime Spotlight - FULL METAL PANIC! Invisible Victory

Jindai High School gained back its peace after the defeat of the powerful Amalgam enemies, Gauron and Gates. However, this peace didn't last for long... ― FULL METAL PANIC! Invisible Victory Official Website: http://fullmeta-iv.com/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premieres on April 13th, 2018 Key Staff Director: Katsuichi Nakayama (The Good Witch of the West (TV)) Series Composition: Shoji Ga...
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The Best and Worst of the Winter 2018 Season

It's the final ranking of the Winter 2018 season - find out how your favorite shows fared before we launch our Spring reviews! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how p...
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Anime Spotlight - HINAMATSURI

A comedy taking place in an urban setting revolving around a yakuza and a psychic! ― HINAMATSURI Official Website: http://hina-matsuri.net/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts on April 6th, 2018 Key Staff Director: Kei Oikawa (Minami-ke: Okaeri (TV), Minami-ke: Betsubara (OAV), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! (TV), Uma Musume Pretty Derby (TV)) Series Composition: Keiichirō Ōch...
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Anime Spotlight - The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

After more than 150 years of conflicts in space, histories of the Galactic Empire and the Free Galaxy Alliance are about to change because of two young geniuses. ― The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Official Website: http://gineiden-anime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts on April 3th, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko's Basket...
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Anime Spotlight - Libra of Nil Admirari

Noblewoman Tsugumi Kuze has decided to marry in order to protect her family. Before she is able to do so, however, her younger brother Hitaki is caught up in an incident involving books called "Maremono" (Rare Objects) that affect the reader of the tome greatly. ― Libra of Nil Admirari Official Website: http://nilad-anime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts April...
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Anime Spotlight - STEINS;GATE 0

What if Rintaro Okabe had given up on saving Kurisu Makise in the Beta World Line during Steins;Gate? ― STEINS;GATE 0 Official Website: http://steinsgate0-anime.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts April 11th, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Kenichi Kawamura ("Qualidea Code" (TV), "SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation" (TV)) Series Composition: Jukki Hanada ("Beyond...
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Anime Spotlight - Lost Song

The song changes even the destiny of the stars. ― Lost Song Official Website: http://lost-song.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Online Streaming: March 31, 2018 on Netflix (Japan) Worldwide Online Streaming: Summer 2018 TV Broadcast: April 7, 2018 Key Staff Director and script: Junpei & Morita ("OCCULTIC;NINE" as series composition) Original Character Design: Tomonori Fukuda (...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Mar 19-25

Dragon Ball Super's explosive finale shoves After the Rain out of its top five spot as we settle into the final weeks of user rankings. Find out how your favorites stacked up this time! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the ...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Mar 12-18

Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden jumps up to the top spot in the final weeks of our weekly user rankings for the winter anime season! The finish line is in sight! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Mar 5-11

Violet Evergarden and The Ancient Magus' Bride make their bids for the top of the heap as the race grows closer in the final weeks of the Winter season. Find out where your favorites rank! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of t...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Feb 26-Mar 4

Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card jumps fifteen spots on the chart, and there's also a new #1! Find out how your favorite shows performed according to our weekly user votes! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Feb 19-25

It turns out Violet Evergarden was just holding out on us - the lavish drama rockets up 10 PLACES to dominate the chart this week! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on h...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Feb 12-18

It's not so relaxed anymore - Laid-Back Camp leaps up 8 PLACES on the chart to dominate this week in user episode rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how peop...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Feb 5-11

Your favorite shows of the Winter 2018 season battle it out for supremacy on our list of weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated indi...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Jan 29-Feb 4

Cute girls dominate the chart as both A Place Further than the Universe and YuruCamp race for the top! How did your favorites fare in our weekly user ranking? ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that t...
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The Winter 2018 Anime Preview Guide Simuldub Edition

The Preview Guide wraps with our reviews of every new SimulDub this season! Check back daily for new additions.
Available Now: DARLING in the FRANXX - Dagashi Kashi S2 - Overlord II - HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI - Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody - Takagi-san - Citrus - Basilisk - Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens - Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card - Junji Ito Collection - Toji no Miko ~ Katana Maidens
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Jan 22-28

After the Rain soaks up all the attention as our weekly user rankings get shuffled around once more. Find out how your favorite Winter 2018 anime performed! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that the...
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Anime Spotlight - Spiritpact -Bond of the Underworld-

In this new season, we will discover the back story of Tanmoki and who will learn through his memories who Shouken is. ― Spiritpact -Bond of the Underworld- Official Website: http://spiritpact2.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Broadcast starts February 24th, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Li Haolin ("Spiritpact") Animation Production: Emon Animation Company ("The Silver Guardi...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Weeks of Jan 1-21

The winter anime season has barely begun, but your votes have been counted and our weekly user rankings are here - find out how your favorite shows did! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these r...
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Anime Spotlight - Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 (Raten Taisho Chapter)

The Raten Taisho: a festival where people with abnormal powers gather. ― Hitori No Shita The Outcast 2 (Raten Taisho Chapter) Official Website: http://hitorinoshita2.com/ Introduction Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery An episode 0 (recap of the first season) will be broadcast on January 10, 2018 (JST). 1st episode of the season 2, will then start January 17, 2018 (JST). Key Staff Animation Produ...
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Anime Spotlight - Takunomi.

Due to a change of career, 20-year-old Michiru Amatsuki moved to a women-only share house called "Stella House Haruno" in Tokyo, where people of different ages and occupations have fun with delicious alcohol and food around. ― Takunomi. Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/takunomi/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 11, 2018 (JST) Streaming available at: HIDIVE Key...
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Anime Spotlight - Dagashi Kashi 2

The second season of Dagashi Kashi -- with new characters, new challenges, and new snacks. ― Dagashi Kashi 2 Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/dagashi/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 11, 2018 (JST) Streaming available at: Crunchyroll Key Staff Director: Satoshi Kuwabara ("Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) Series Composition: Mayumi Morita ("Black Jack: Capital Transfer To Hei...
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Anime Spotlight - The Silver Guardian 2

Secretly in love with Riku Rei, the most popular girl of his school, Riku Suigin is forced to dive into "Grave Buster," the new virtual game in which Riku Rei has been kept captive. ― The Silver Guardian 2 Official Website: http://ginno-guardian.jp/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 13, 2018 (JST) Streaming available at: Crunchyroll Key Staff Director: Ken Ando ("Neon Gene...
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The Best and Worst of the Fall 2017 Season

A surprise #1 pick barrels in at the last second to take the top spot in the final user rankings of the Fall 2017 anime season! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how pe...
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Anime Spotlight - How to Keep A Mummy

Ordinary high-schooler Sora Kashiwagi is suddenly entrusted with a mummy, sent straight from Egypt from his self-proclaimed "adventurer" father. ― How to Keep A Mummy Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/miira/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 11, 2018 (JST) Key Staff Director: Kaori (Yuyushiki) Series Composition: Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge) Character De...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Dec 17-23

Konohana Kitan leaps EIGHT PLACES on the charts just before the climax of the fall 2017 season! Find out how your favorite shows fared in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind tha...
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Anime Spotlight - IDOLiSH7

Gathered together by Takanashi Production, seven young men with completely different personalities and abilities take their first step as idols. ― IDOLiSH7 Official Website: http://idolish7.com/aninana/ Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 1st, 2018 Key Staff Director: Makoto Bessho ("Star Blazers 2199 (TV)" as Episode Director (4 episodes), "Beautiful Bones: Sakurako's Inves...
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Anime Spotlight - Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods

Hakumei and Mikochi are two little girls who live in a beautiful green forest. They build houses in trunks of trees, make umbrellas out of leaves, and ride on the backs of insects and birds... ― Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods Official Website: http://hakumiko.com/index.html Story Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: January 12, 2018 Key Staff Director: Masaomi Ando (Scum'...
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The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Dec 10-16

Girls' Last Tour leaps ahead of The Ancient Magus Bride this week - find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are bas...

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