The Fall 2021 Preview Guide

                          Others may not see his potential, but Bojji won't give up his claim as the next monarch in RANKING OF KINGS. Catch up all of this season's premieres with Demon Slayer, Blue Period, Shikizakura, The Faraway Paladin, My Sempai is Annoying, SAKUGAN, Platinum End, PureOre, The World's Finest Assassin, Banished from the Heroes' Party, Takt. op Destiny, Mushoku Tensei, AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline, Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut, Mieruko-chan, The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window, Yashahime Season 2, 86 Season Two, Restaurant to Another World Season 2, and more!

                          Choose Your Daily Streaming Reviews: Fall 2021

                          It's time to choose the fates the your Daily Streaming review team! Pick the anime you most want to see reviewed. Results will be announced Monday!

                          Disney Twisted-Wonderland Smartphone Game Gets Anime

                          Anime based on game with characters inspired by Disney villains

                          Disney to Stream Tatami Time Machine Blues, Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall, Summer Time Rendering Anime Globally

                          Streaming is 'subject to local availability'

                          Tatami Time Machine Blues Anime Reveals Returning Cast, 2022 Disney+ Streaming in Japan

                          Most of The Tatami Galaxy cast return for sequel; anime also gets compilation film

                          This Week in Anime - The Psychosexual World of Belladonna of Sadness

                          Following the death of pioneering director Eiichi Yamamoto, Nick and Nicky revisit his psychedelic film Belladonna of Sadness, an incomparable piece of art confronting misogyny, classism, and sexual liberation.

                          Interview: Bright: Samurai Soul Director Kyohei Ishiguro

                          ANN had the chance to speak with director Kyohei Ishiguro about how he approached the Netflix anime film project and the intermingling themes of its setting.

                          This Week in Anime - The Dirty Pair

                          With a a Kickstarter campaign to fund an English-dubbed Blu-ray Disc release underway, Jean-Karlo and Steve check in on the Lovely Angels' legacy of sci-fi comedy to see if it still holds up.
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                          Free! The Final Stroke 1st Part

                          For Free! fans who aren't quite ready yet to say goodbye to these characters, this was a nice film that takes the time to set up an emotionally satisfying sendoff. And, as usual, the animation and the pool scenes in particular don't disappoint. ― The Free! boys have come a long way since the halcyon days of the first season. The Final Stroke films take place directly after Dive to the Future, the thi...
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                          Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles

                          Being one of the most acclaimed anime of the past few years partially due to its stellar animation and fight scenes, a Demon Slayer fighting game felt like it was only a matter of time. ― Being one of the most acclaimed anime of the past few years partially due to its stellar animation and fight scenes, a Demon Slayer fighting game felt like it was only a matter of time. The game acts as an accelerat...
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                          Mary Skelter Finale

                          Mary Skelter Finale's twistedly imaginative imagery are sure to sit with any player long after they've put it down. ― Of all the JRPG/visual novel hybrids I've had a chance to play, Mary Skelter Finale is by far the most memorable of the considerably homogenous bunch. Its aesthetically varied character designs, lewd but narratively significant fanservice (think Darling in the Franxx), and twistedly i...
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                          Springtime by the Window GN 1

                          For the most part, Springtime by the Window is merely okay. It largely fails to distinguish itself through its bland characters, cribbed plots, and mediocre art. ― Ah, high school, the fictionally great time of life when a young person's thoughts purportedly turn to love. Or they try to, but things like social status, second hand embarrassment, and class bunnies get in the way, to say nothing of fear...
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                          Veteran Super Robot Wars Game Designer Daisei Fujii Passes Away

                          Fujii worked on franchise for over a quarter century, also designed SD Gundam anime, games ― The Super Robot Wars game franchise's producer Takanobu Terada announced on Friday that the franchise's veteran designer Daisei Fujii passed away on October 12. Fujii was born in Kanagawa prefecture, and he worked at a toy design company at the age of 21 before becoming a freelance designer. He specialized in...
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                          Post-Apocalyptic TV Anime Sabikui Bisco Reveals 1st Video, More Cast

                          Shiro Saito, Kenjiro Tsuda join cast; manga adaptation's 2nd part launches on December 15 ― The official website for the television anime of the Sabikui Bisco (Rust-Eating Bisco) light novel series by Shinji Cobkubo (Kobukubo) posted two more cast members, the first full promotional video, a new main visual, and January 2022 premiere on Friday. The video previews the character voices: The newly annou...
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                          Police in a Pod TV Anime's 1st English-Subtitled Video Unveils More Cast & Staff, January Debut

                          Ryota Suzuki, Shimba Tsuchiya, Kana Hanazawa co-star with songs by Riko Azuna, nonoc ― The official website for the television anime of Miko Yasu's Police in a Pod (Hakozume: Kōban Joshi no Gyakushū) manga posted the anime's first full promotional video on Friday. The English-subtitled video announces more cast and staff members, as well as the anime's January 2022 premiere. The website also announce...
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                          2nd Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Film's Teaser, Staff Interview Video Streamed

                          2nd film in 2-part project opens on February 4 ― The official website for the modern Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato anime remakes began streaming the teaser trailer for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi - Kōshō -STASHA- (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage Part II: Stasha) film on Friday. The film is the second of two films in the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabi...
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                          'With A Dog and Cat, Everyday is Fun' Manga Ends 'For Now' in Volume 7

                          Hidekichi Matsumoto launched manga in 2010, inspired 2020 TV anime ― The official Twitter account for Kodansha and pixiv's Palcy manga app announced on Wednesday that the recently released seventh compiled book volume for Hidekichi Matsumoto's With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun (Inu to Neko Docchimo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii) manga will be the final volume "for now." The volume shipped on Wedn...
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                          Deep Insanity: Asylum Game Launches in Japan

                          Square Enix posts launch trailer for game in multimedia project ― Square Enix launched the Deep Insanity: Asylum game for smartphones and PC via Steam (only in Japan) on Thursday, and it is also streaming a launch trailer for the game. The project is set in a world overrun with the mysterious "Randolph syndrome" that causes sudden comas. Simultaneously, a massive underground realm called "Asylum" was...
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                          Pokémon Journeys: The Series Manga Ends

                          Manga launched in 2019; Viz Media releases 1st volume in November ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine published the final chapter of Machito Gomi's Pokémon Journeys: The Series (Pocket Monsters: Satoshi to Gō no Monogatari) manga on Friday. The manga's fourth volume will ship on November 26. The manga adapts the Pokémon Journeys: The Series anime. Viz Media licensed the man...

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                          Idea Factory Reveals Dimension Tripper Neptune: Top Nep Rail Shooter Game

                          Game available on PC via Steam in early 2022 with Japanese, English text ― Idea Factory revealed on Friday that the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise will have a new rail shooter game titled Dimension Tripper Neptune: Top Nep that will launch on PC via Steam in early 2022 with Japanese and English text options. Idea Factory International describes the game: Guide Older Neptune as she takes to the ski...
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                          Hyperdimension Neptunia Anime Gets 2 More New Original Video Anime

                          Nep Nep Darake no Festival OVA bundled with 1/7th figure next October ― The official website for the Hyperdimension Neptunia anime revealed on Friday that the franchise will have a new original video anime (OVA) titled Nep Nep Darake no Festival (A Festival Full of Nep Nep) that will be viewable only through a serial code on a PlayPic Card bundled with Good Smile Company's 1/7-scale "Dimensional Trav...
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                          My Dress-Up Darling Anime Reveals Staff at CloverWorks

                          Black Fox's Keisuke Shinohara directs anime ― This year's 21st issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed the staff members for the television anime of Shinichi Fukuda's My Dress-Up Darling (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru) manga on Friday. The anime's official website also revealed a new visual. Keisuke Shinohara (Black Fox, A3! Season Spring & Summer) is directing the anime at CloverWork...
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                          BanG Dream! Poppin' Dream! Anime Film's Ad Previews Theme Songs

                          Film opens on January 1 ― The official website for the Gekijō-ban BanG Dream! Poppin' Dream! anime film unveiled a new visual and a new commercial for the film on Friday. The commercial reveals and previews the film's opening theme song "Poppin' Dream!" by the in-story band Poppin'Party, and also reveals the ending theme song "Hoshi no Kodō" (Rhythm of the Stars) by Poppin'Party. The film will open i...
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                          Universal Studios Japan Park Adds Mario, Pokémon to Mascot Parade Next Spring

                          Joins Hello Kitty, Snoopy, Elmo, Minions, Sing movie characters ― The Universal Studios Japan theme park announced on Wednesday that its "No Limit! Parade" will add characters from Nintendo's Super Mario and Pokémon series in spring 2022. The company also teased other Nintendo game characters. The characters will join Hello Kitty, Snoopy, Elmo, Minions, and Sing movie characters in the daytime mascot...
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                          Funimation Streams Hetalia: World Stars Anime's English Dub

                          1st 4 dubbed episodes premiere on Friday ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will stream an English dub for the new anime of Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia World Stars manga, starting with the first four episodes on Friday. The English dub cast, which includes returning and new cast members, includes: Eric Vale as America Patrick Seitz as Germany Todd Haberkorn as Italy J. Michael Tatum as France ...
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                          Crunchyroll Adds Gravitation TV Anime, OVA to Catalog

                          Boys-love anime begins streaming on Thursday ― Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming the Gravitation television anime and the Gravitation: Lyrics of Love original video anime (OVA) on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EDT in the U.S. and Canada. The company describes the story: Walking through the park, Shuichi's latest lyrics flutter away and land at the feet of a stunning stranger that...
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                          Platinum End Anime Reveals 3 Cast Members for God Candidates

                          Daisuke Hirakawa, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Shiori Sugiura join cast ― The official Twitter account for the television anime of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba's Platinum End manga announced on Friday three additional cast members. The newly announced cast includes: Daisuke Hirakawa as Metroblue, a god candidate selected by the first-rank angel Emaka Hiroyuki Yoshino as Metroyellow, a god candidate selected b...
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                          King of Fighters XV Game Highlights Character Heidern in Trailer

                          Haruo Yamagishi voices character in game launching on February 17 ― SNK unveiled a new trailer for its The King of Fighters XV game on Wednesday. The trailer highlights the previously announced returning character Heidern (voiced by Haruo Yamagishi). SNK will release the game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10, Steam, and the Epic Games Store on February 17, 2022. SNK delaye...
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                          The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! ? Episode 10

                          Episode 10's comedy serves as an earnest setup for a confrontation between Jingu and Jahy that feels much more authentic than an all-out brawl ever could be.
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                          My Hero Academia Ranks #1 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan September List

                          19 manga volumes rank in top 20 ― Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 29 ranked at #1 on NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for September. This month's list featured 19 manga volumes, including: #1 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 29 #2 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 1 #3 — Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 1 #4 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My ...
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                          Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN- Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists

                          "Even a Worm" arc adaptation premieres in January ― The official website for Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN-, the television anime of the "Even a Worm" arc from Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki Reload manga, revealed on Wednesday that GRANRODEO will perform the opening theme song "Kamino Hotokemo" and Shugo Nakamura will perform the ending theme song "Ruten." The anime will premiere in January. The new cast members...
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                          Free! The Final Stroke 1st Part

                          For Free! fans who aren't quite ready yet to say goodbye to these characters, this was a nice film that takes the time to set up an emotionally satisfying sendoff. And, as usual, the animation and the pool scenes in particular don't disappoint. ― The Free! boys have come a long way since the halcyon days of the first season. The Final Stroke films take place directly after Dive to the Future, the thi...
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                          Spirited Away Stage Play Reveals Additional Cast

                          Kenya ōsumi, Sunao Yoshimura, Obata no Onīsan join play opening in February ― The official website for the first stage play adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away anime film revealed three new cast members. The newly announced cast includes: Kenya ōsumi as Aniyaku and Chihiro's father Sunao Yoshimura as Chichiyaku Obata no Onīsan as Aogaeru Actresses Kanna Hashimoto (Gintama, ...
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                          Live-Action Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe Series' 3 New Episodes Premiere on December 27-29

                          New visual unveiled ― NHK announced on Thursday that the three new episodes of the live-action mini-series of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai), Hirohiko Araki's spinoff manga for his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, will premiere on December 27-29 for three consecutive nights at 10:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. EST) on the NHK General channel. The company also unveiled a new visual: Issei Tak...

                          Disney to Stream Tatami Time Machine Blues, Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall, Summer Time Rendering Anime Globally

                          Streaming is 'subject to local availability' ― The Walt Disney Company announced during its "APAC Content Showcase" on Thursday that it will stream the Tatami Time Machine Blues, Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall, and Summer Time Rendering anime worldwide. The company's Disney+ service will exclusively stream these anime in Japan, but Disney did not specify which venue or venues will offer these titles ou...

                          Tatami Time Machine Blues Anime Reveals Returning Cast, 2022 Disney+ Streaming in Japan

                          Most of The Tatami Galaxy cast return for sequel; anime also gets compilation film ― The staff for the television anime of Tomihiko Morimi's Tatami Time Machine Blues (Yojō-Han Time Machine Blues) novel revealed the anime's main cast and release details on Thursday. Most of the cast members are returning for the sequel anime, including Shintarō Asanuma as the protagonist "I" (Watashi), Maaya Sakamoto...

                          Disney Twisted-Wonderland Smartphone Game Gets Anime Project

                          Anime based on game with characters inspired by Disney villains ― The official Japanese Twitter account for the Disney Plus subscription service announced on Thursday that the Disney Twisted-Wonderland smartphone game is inspiring an anime adaptation project. The announcement did not reveal any further details. The game launched in Japan in March 2020. The first TV ad focused on the Heartslabyul Dorm...
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                          The Thousand Noble Musketeers: Rhodoknight Game's Video Previews Gameplay

                          New smartphone game for franchise about anthropomorphized bishonen firearms ― The official YouTube channel for Marvelous' The Thousand Musketeers (Senjūshi: The Thousand Noble Musketeers) franchise began streaming a promotional video for Senjūshi: Rhodoknight (The Thousand Noble Musketeers: Rhodoknight), the franchise's all-new smartphone game for iOS and Android devices, on Tuesday. The video previe...

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                          Netflix Adds Ghibli's Earwig and the Witch Outside U.S., Japan on November 18

                          55 million homes streamed a Ghibli film on Netflix since 2020 ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will add Earwig and the Witch, Goro Miyazaki's anime of Diana Wynne Jones' novel of the same name and Studio Ghibli's first CG feature, for users outside the United States and Japan on November 18. (Netflix's Studio Ghibli catalog as a whole is not available in the United States and Japan.) Netflix ...
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                          Galaxy Express 999 Manga Gets New Stage Musical Next April

                          Akinori Nakagawa reprises Tetsurō role, Sayaka Kanda plays Maetel ― Leiji Matsumoto's Galaxy Express 999 manga and anime franchise is inspiring a stage musical that will run at the Nippon Seinen-kan Hall in Tokyo in April 2022. Akinori Nakagawa (left in image below) is reprising his role as Tetsurō Hoshino from the manga's previous stage play adaptations in 2018 and 2019, while Sayaka Kanda (right) i...
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                          Seven Seas Licenses Wait For Me Yesterday Novel, His Majesty the Demon King's Housekeeper, Colorless Manga

                          Books launch in May 2022 ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Wait For Me Yesterday light novel and the His Majesty the Demon King's Housekeeper and COLORLESS manga. Seven Seas will release Mokumei Hachi and Kukka's Wait For Me Yesterday (Kinō no Haru de, Kimi o Matsu) light novel in a single large-trim edition in May 2022. The company describes the light novel: After disturbi...
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                          Shonen Sunday Editor-in-Chief Takenori Ichihara Steps Down After 6 Years

                          Ichihara had 2nd longest tenure ― Takenori Ichihara announced on Wednesday that he has stepped down as editor-in-chief of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine after six years and three months. He became editor-in-chief in 2015. Kazunori Ohshima will be the new editor-in-chief. Ichihara stated on Twitter that the magazine had been in an unprecedented crisis, but "dramatically improved business p...
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                          Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game's Launch Trailer Highlights Early Access

                          Early access debuts ahead of Friday launch ― Sega began streaming on Wednesday a launch trailer for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) game, highlighting the early access granted to customers who have pre-ordered the game. The game will launch in North America and Europe for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC ...
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                          Kaiju No. 8 Mural Looms Over France's National Library

                          The mural is 45 meters tall and is currently spread across the building of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. ― A 45-meter tall mural of an illustration of Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 manga is currently spread across the building of the Bibliothèque Nationale, France's national library, in Paris. The mural is part of an ongoing exhibition being held by French anime and manga publisher Kazé to com...
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                          Sentai Filmworks Acquires Kakegurui Anime's 2nd Season

                          Kakegurui×× premiered in January 2019 ― Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Kakegurui××, the second anime season based on Homura Kawamoto and Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui manga, and it will release the anime on home video in the United States, Canada, and Latin America in the first quarter of 2022. The company describes the story: At Hyakkao Private Academy, Yumeko Jabami's star ...

                          Retired Voice Actress Pamela Lauer Returns for New English Dub of Dirty Pair TV Anime

                          Kickstarter for English-dubbed BD release of TV anime reached goal ― Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment's Kickstarter page for an English-dubbed Blu-ray Disc release for the Dirty Pair 1985 television anime revealed on Wednesday that Pamela Lauer will return as the voice of Kei in the new dub. Lauer voiced Kei in the English dub of the original Dirty Pair original video anime (OVA). She is currently...
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                          New Anime Studio Established in Kochi Prefecture

                          Hideo Uda founded Studio Eight Colors in July 2021 ― Studio Eight Colors, a new anime studio, was established in Kochi prefecture in July 2021. Studio Eight Colors launched as a hand-drawn animation with a focus on utilizing digital technology. Studio Colorido founder Hideo Uda is the CEO of the new studio. Former representative director of the studio Graphinica Nobuhiro Ito will participate in the b...
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                          Tezuka Productions to Auction Original Astro Boy Mosaic as NFT

                          The Astro Boy image in the mosaic is made up of over 6,000 fragments cut from roughly 4,000 sheets of black and white manuscripts from Tezuka's Astro Boy manga. ― Tezuka Productions has announced plans to auction several artworks based on Tezuka's original works as NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). The project is titled "From the Fragments of Tezuka Osamu", and the first NFT work to be auctioned is a digit...
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                          Rimuru Gets Isekai'd Back to Japan in A Certain Magical Index Smartphone Game Crossover

                          That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime story event, gacha launches on October 14 ― The A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest smartphone game announced on its official website on Tuesday that it will run a crossover event with the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime series. The limited-time story event and gacha will launch on October 14. The title of the event translates to "A Certain Sl...
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                          Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles

                          Being one of the most acclaimed anime of the past few years partially due to its stellar animation and fight scenes, a Demon Slayer fighting game felt like it was only a matter of time. ― Being one of the most acclaimed anime of the past few years partially due to its stellar animation and fight scenes, a Demon Slayer fighting game felt like it was only a matter of time. The game acts as an accelerat...
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                          Toei Announces New 'Edo x Idol' IP Sharedol

                          Pilot film premieres on YouTube on October 25 ― Toei Animation announced on Wednesday a new IP titled Sharedol, and it will release a pilot film on YouTube on October 25. Toei Animation's new intellectual property research team PEROs (Prototyping and Experimental Research in Oizumi Studio) and young producers of Sotsu are producing the pilot project together. The companies describe the IP with the th...
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                          Suspense Anime Summer Time Rendering Reveals Promo Video, Staff

                          Ayumu Watanabe directs 2022 anime ― The official website for anime of Yasuki Tanaka's Summer Time Rendering suspense manga revealed on Thursday a promotional video and the main staff. Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers, Children of the Sea) is directing the anime. Hiroshi Seko (Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100) is in charge of the script and series composition. Miki Matsumoto (Major 2nd, A...
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                          Golden Globes 2022 Will Still Go Ahead, Will Not Air on NBC

                          ― The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Friday that it will present the Golden Globe Awards in 2022 despite NBC not televising the event. The HFPA sent out a letter to studios detailing the eligibility rules for the 79th Golden Globes. The HFPA did not specify if it will host an actual event to give out the awards. NBC announced on May 10 that it will not air the Golden Globe A...
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                          Yūji Takemura's Shikakenin Fujieda Baian Manga Ends on November 12

                          Manga based on Shōtarō Ikenami's novels about Edo assassin launched in 2016 ― The November issue of Leed Publishing's Comic Ran Twins magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yūji Takemura's manga adaptation of Shōtarō Ikenami's Shikakenin Fujieda Baian novels will end in the magazine's next issue on November 12. The manga's ninth compiled book volume revealed on July 13 that the manga's 10th volume will ...
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                          Live-Action Usogui Film Casts Hayato Sano

                          Sano plays debt-ridden Takaomi Kaji in February 2022 film ― The official website for the live-action film of Toshio Sako's Usogui (The Lie Eater) manga revealed on Wednesday that Hayato Sano (seen below) is joining the film's cast as Takaomi Kaji, a man swimming in debt and down on his luck, but who begins to get engrossed in gambling after joining up with Baku. The film will open in February 2022. T...
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                          Shiori Amase's Musubaru Yakeato Manga Launches 3rd Part

                          Manga in post-WWII Japan launched in August 2018 ― The 2,778th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine will launch the third part on Friday of Shiori Amase's Musubaru Yakeato (The Fire Ruins That Bind) historical manga. Amase published the manga as a one-shot in the same magazine in August 2017, and then launched the full manga in the magazine in August 2018. A new arc for the manga th...
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                          Until I Meet My Husband Manga's Yoshi Tsukizuki Launches New Manga

                          Hachiōji Meibutsu: Tengu no Koi manga about supernatural Hachiōji romance launches in November ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Asuka magazine revealed on September 24 that Yoshi Tsukizuki will launch a new manga titled Hachiōji Meibutsu: Tengu no Koi (Hachiōji Specialty: Tengu Love) in the magazine's next issue on November 24. The magazine describes the manga as an awkward and noisy "unusual marri...

                          Attack on Titan The Final Season Anime's Part 2 Video Reveals Premiere on January 9

                          NHK to also air 6 compilation specials, 3 original anime starting on October 24 ― The official website for the Attack on Titan The Final Season anime announced on Wednesday that the season's Part 2 will premiere with episode 76, "Danzai" ("Sentencing"), on the NHK General channel on January 9, 2022 at 24:05 (effectively January 10 at 12:05 a.m.). The website is also streaming a promotional video for ...
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                          Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner Passes Away at 58

                          Goldner joined company in 2000, became CEO in 2008 ― Hasbro announced on Tuesday that its Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner has passed away. He was 58. Hasbro did not reveal a cause of death, but The Hollywood Reporter news website stated Goldner had previously told shareholders he was receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Hasbro announced on October 10 that Goldner was taking a medical leave of abse...

                          Fire Force Manga Enters Final Arc

                          Atsushi Ohkubo launched manga in 2015; series inspired 2-season TV anime in 2019, 2020 ― This year's 46th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga has entered its final arc. Ohkubo previously hinted in the author commentary of the manga's 23rd compiled book volume in May 2020 that the manga was in its final stage, and ...
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                          Gate of Nightmares Smartphone Game Launches on October 26

                          Game features designs by Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima ― This year's 46th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Square Enix's Gate of Nightmares smartphone RPG will debut on October 26. The game will feature character designs and world-building by Fairy Tail and Edens Zero manga creator Hiro Mashima. The cast includes (Note: Character name romanizations are not official): ...

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                          Bump of Chicken Performs Theme Song for 2nd Sumikko Gurashi Anime Film

                          Band performs theme song "Small world" for November 5 film ― The official website for Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahō no Ko (The Magical Child of the Blue Moonlit Night), the second film in San-X's Sumikko Gurashi franchise, began streaming a new trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Small world" by the band Bump of Chicken. The film will...

                          Original Cowboy Bebop Cast Reprise Roles for Japanese Dub of Live-Action Series

                          Netflix begins streaming original anime worldwide on October 21 ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that the Japanese dub of the live-action adaptation of Sunrise's Cowboy Bebop anime will feature the original anime's cast reprising their roles. Taiten Kusunoki will replace the late Unshō Ishizuka as the voice of Jet Black. Other new cast members include Masako Isobe as Mao, originally played by Kazuaki...
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                          Official Cowboy Bebop Tabletop Role-Playing Game To Launch Kickstarter in 2022

                          Cowboy Bebop, the Role-Playing Game is a collaborative effort between Mana Project Studio, Don't Panic Games, and Sunrise ― Cowboy Bebop, the Role-Playing Game, an upcoming tabletop role-playing game based on the Cowboy Bebop anime, has been announced and a Kickstarter campaign for the game will be launched in 2022. The tabletop game will be developed by Don't Panic Games and Mana Project Studio in c...
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                          North American Anime, Manga Releases, October 10-16

                          Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear anime, Higehiro manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Season 1 BDPlease Funimation US$64.98 October 12 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Angels of Death Graphic Novel (GN) 12Please Yen Press US$12.99 October 12 Arifureta: I Heart Isekai GN 4Cite Seven Seas US$12.99 October 12 Bad Boys, Happy Home ...
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                          Crunchyroll-Hime Launches Virtual YouTuber Channel

                          Crunchyroll mascot will stream on Tuesdays, Thursdays ― Crunchyroll mascot Crunchyroll-Hime launched a YouTube channel and previewed her Live2D VTuber avatar on Saturday. She held her debut livestream on Tuesday, and will stream every Tuesday and Thursday. The channel will focus topics such as anime and video games. She will also hold monthly "AniMarathons," where she will host a curated block of ani...
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                          Sanrio's First "Real Employee" Virtual YouTuber Debuts

                          Merenge hints at the possibility of a comedy show that features other Sanrio characters. ― Natsume Renge, who is described as "Sanrio's Real Employee VTuber", made his debut on YouTube this Monday with a short video introducing himself. The Virtual YouTuber's nickname is Merenge, and he is an employee of the Virtual Section of Sanrio's Marketing Division. His charm point is the three-tiered pancake o...
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                          Mary Skelter Finale

                          Mary Skelter Finale's twistedly imaginative imagery are sure to sit with any player long after they've put it down. ― Of all the JRPG/visual novel hybrids I've had a chance to play, Mary Skelter Finale is by far the most memorable of the considerably homogenous bunch. Its aesthetically varied character designs, lewd but narratively significant fanservice (think Darling in the Franxx), and twistedly i...
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                          Atsuko Nanba's Come on-a My House Manga Ends in November

                          Manga debuted in August 2018 ― The November issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed on Wednesday that Atsuko Nanba's Come on-a My House (Kamona My House) manga will end in the magazine's December issue on November 12. Namba had stated in the manga's fifth volume in July that the story of the protagonists Hinata and Itsuki was nearing its conclusion. The manga's sixth volume will ship in...
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                          GKIDS Screens Mamoru Hosoda's Belle Film on January 14

                          2 teaser trailers streamed ― GKIDS announced on Tuesday that it will begin screening Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film in the U.S. on January 14. The film will screen in English and in Japanese with English subtitles. Belle opened in Japan on July 16. The film has IMAX screenings in 38 theaters throughout ...
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                          Rukana's My Darling Next Door Manga Ends in November

                          Kodansha Comics releases romance manga in English ― The November issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed on Wednesday that Rukana's My Darling Next Door (Tonari no Otona-kun) manga will end in the magazine's December issue on November 12. Rukana launched the manga in Bessatsu Friend in April 2020, and Kodansha published the fourth volume on August 12. Kodansha Comics began releasing the...
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                          FuRyu's Monark RPG's English Trailer Reveals February Release

                          Game launches on February 22 in N. America, February 25 in Europe ― NIS America began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for publisher FuRyu and developer Lancarse's new game Monark on Tuesday, and it reveals that the game will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in North America on February 22 and in Europe on February 25. The video previews the game's theme s...
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                          Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Compilation Film's Character Video Highlights Motoko Kusanagi

                          Film opens in Japan for limited 2-week run on November 12 ― The official Twitter account for the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime revealed character trailer on Tuesday for Kōkaku Kidōtai SAC_2045 Jizoku Kanō Sensō (Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 - Sustainable Warfare), the compilation film of the anime's first season. The video highlights Motoko Kusanagi and features voice actress Atsuko Tanaka discu...
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                          Mari Yamazaki, Miki Tori's PLINIVS Manga Enters Final Arc

                          PLINIVS manga centers on Pliny the Elder ― The official Twitter account for Mari Yamazaki and Miki Tori's PLINIVS manga revealed on Tuesday that the manga has entered its final arc. The manga centers on the titular Pliny the Elder, an eccentric natural historian, praefectus classis in the Roman Navy, philosopher, and lover of baths. Yamazaki and Tori launched the manga in Shinchosha's Shinchō 45 maga...
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                          Love Roma's Minoru Toyoda Launches New Manga on November 12

                          Kore Kaite Shine manga centers on avid manga reader who begins to draw manga ― The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Tuesday that Minoru Toyoda will launch a new manga titled Kore Kaite Shine (Draw This and Die) in the magazine's next issue on November 12. The manga will be set on an island within Tokyo's jurisdiction, and will center on a girl who loves to rea...
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                          Suehiro Maruo's New Manga Launches on November 12

                          New manga titled An Gura is set in Japan's tumultuous 60s ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Tuesday that Suehiro Maruo's new manga is titled An Gura (an abbreviation for "underground"), and it will debut in the magazine's next issue on November 12. The manga is set in the 60s, at the height of both Japan's post-war economic boom, and the protests against the U...
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                          Sing a Bit of Harmony Anime Film's Animated Music Video Streamed

                          Tao Tsuchiya performs insert song for film opening on October 29 in Japan ― Shochiku began streaming a music video with lyrics for Funimation and J.C. Staff's original anime film coproduction Sing a Bit of Harmony (Ai no Utagoe o Kikasete) on Tuesday. The video features animated footage and stills from the film and uses the insert song "You Need a Friend: Anata ni wa Tomodachi ga Iru." Tao Tsuchiya p...
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                          Rusted Armors Anime Casts Ryūji Satō as Lucio Cortes

                          Satō plays cruel foreigner in January 2022 anime ― The official website for the television anime of the Sabiiro no Armor (Rusted Armors) franchise revealed on Tuesday that Ryūji Satō will join the cast of the anime as the anime-original character Lucio Cortes, a cruel foreigner who comes to Japan and crushes all who oppose him. The anime will premiere in January 2022. Normally, "2.5-D" stage play pro...
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                          New Laws of the Universe Film Opens at #2, Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! at #6

                          1st Free! The Final Stroke film drops to #7, DAKAICHI movie opens at #8 Uchū no Hō: Elohim-hen (The Laws of the Universe: Elohim Chapter), the newest film in The Laws of the Universe film series by controversial religious organization Happy Science (Kōfuku no Kagaku), ranked at #2 in its opening weekend. The film sold about 170,000 tickets to earn more than 200 million yen (about US$1,756,000) in i...

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                          Toei Animation, Parasite Film's Korean Distributor CJ Entertainment Announce Partnership

                          New works, animated/live-action adaptations of hits to start rolling out in 2024 ― Toei Animation announced on Tuesday that it is forming a business partnership with South Korean film company CJ Entertainment to plan and produce live-action and animated content aimed the global market, particularly in Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. The companies plan to start releasing works together in 2...
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                          Fatal Frame Series Creator: Film Project Still in the Works Overseas

                          ― In an interview with game news website 4Gamer published on Saturday, Fatal Frame series creator Keisuke Kikuchi confirmed that a Fatal Frame film project is still in development overseas. Tecmo's (later Koei Tecmo) horror game franchise Fatal Frame (known as Zero in Japan and Project Zero in Europe) previously inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan in September 2014. The franchise's staf...
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                          Fena: Pirate Princess ? Episode 10

                          From the song her father sang her to the dance she was clearly taught, everything about Fena's pre-brothel childhood was clearly prepping her for this landing on the island risen from the sea.
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                          Wataru Midori, Hiroki Nagaoka's Kyōjō Manga Enters Final Arc

                          Manga based on police academy novel series launched in December 2020 ― This year's 45th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Wataru Midori's manga adaptation of Hiroki Nagaoka's Kyōjō (Classroom) novels has entered its final arc. The police academy manga centers on a group of cadets overseen by a harsh training instructor named Kimichika Kazama, who pushes the cade...
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                          The aquatope on white sand ? Episode 14

                          “Penguin Chaser” is, in many ways, a callback to Fuuka's initial days at Gama Gama.
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                          Springtime by the Window GN 1

                          For the most part, Springtime by the Window is merely okay. It largely fails to distinguish itself through its bland characters, cribbed plots, and mediocre art. ― Ah, high school, the fictionally great time of life when a young person's thoughts purportedly turn to love. Or they try to, but things like social status, second hand embarrassment, and class bunnies get in the way, to say nothing of fear...
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                          One Piece ? Episode 995

                          Wano's grand finale, twenty years in the making, has begun. We are bearing witness to history.
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                          Umigui Manga Listed as Ending in 3rd Volume

                          Yūki Fujisawa, Yasunari Toda launched manga in March 2020 ― Akita Shoten lists the third compiled book volume of Yūki Fujisawa and Yasunari Toda's Umigui (Sea Eater) manga as the final volume. The volume will ship on December 20. The manga centers on Naomichi, a new high school student who works at his family's electronics repair store. He goes on his first school trip, riding a luxury ferry to a sea...
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                          Glacier Bay Books Launches Glaeolia 3 Indie Manga Collection, Licenses 2 More Collections

                          Company licenses Umi Kusahara's Mothers, Byū Kijitori's One Hundred Views of Reality: The Collected Short Stories of Kijitori Byu ― The America-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books announced on Twitter on Friday that its Glaeolia 3 indie manga collection will become available for pre-order on October 15. The company also announced that it has licensed Umi Kusahara's Mothers collection of indie ma...
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                          Gundam: Hathaway Film Earns Over 2.2 Billion Yen in Japanese Box Office

                          Film has sold 1.08 million tickets ― The Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film has earned a cumulative total of 2,209,628,200 yen (about US$19.57 million) in the Japanese box office as of Sunday. The film has sold 1,088,061 tickets. The 1982 Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space anime film holds the record for highest Japanese box office revenue with a ...
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                          Sola Entertainment Produces New Rick and Morty Animated Short

                          Short will also air on Toonami on October 16 ― Adult Swim began streaming an 11-minute "The Great Yokai Battle of Akihabara" animated short on Sunday for the Rick and Morty animated television series. The short will also air on Toonami on October 16. Masaru Matsumoto directed the short at Sola Entertainment. Sola Digital Arts Inc. produced the animation, and Yamato Works, Inc. produced the CGI. Naohi...
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                          Former SIE Japan Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa Joins Team Ninja

                          Producer previously worked on Bloodborne, Tokyo Jungle, Déraciné ― Sony Interactive Entertainment's (SIE) PlayStation Indies head Shuhei Yoshida revealed on Twitter last Friday that former SIE Japan producer Masaaki Yamagiwa has joined developer Team Ninja. The official Twitter account of Team Ninja later confirmed the announcement. A fun evening with Team Ninja's Yasuda-san and @giwamasa, who joined...
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                          Fist of the North Star Musical Casts Shōichi Fukui, Shuntarō Miyao as Raou

                          New visual of Yuria also unveiled ― The official Twitter account for the Musical Fist of the North Star stage musical adaptation of Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's Fist of the North Star manga revealed on Monday that Shōichi Fukui (left in image below) and Shuntarō Miyao (right) will play the character Raou in the musical. The Twitter account also unveiled a new visual of Ayaka Hirahara (left in image bel...

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                          Ghibli Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Giant Totoro Balloon

                          Balloon is approximately 5.3 meters tall and 3.5 meters wide ― The Ghibli Museum celebrated its 20th anniversary on October 1. To commemorate the occasion, the museum unveiled a large-scale Totoro balloon at the building's terrace on October 3. Approximately 1,300 Mitaka City residents who earned an invitation by raffle came to celebrate the milestone. The cuddly Totoro is an iconic figure from the M...
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                          hololive Performer Makes Weekly Playboy's List of Next Gen Beautiful Women

                          Momosuzu Nene makes Weekly Playboy's list while Hoshimachi Suisei's 1st album claims top of Oricon's weekly digital album ranking ― hololive's performers have been achieving new milestones in recent months as their mainstream recognition in Japan grows. Japan's Weekly Playboy magazine gave a nod to Momosuzu Nene in its most recent issue's list of "The Next Generation of Beautiful Women." The Virtual ...
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                          Sailor Moon Lights Up the Night at Sagamiko Resort

                          The Sagamiko Resort in Kanagawa prefecture is adding some moon magic to its Illumillion attraction. ― The Sagamiko Resort in Kanagawa prefecture is adding some moon magic to its Illumillion attraction. Visitors will be able to take a lift above a rainbow of lights representing the Guardians' planet symbols to reach a glowing Silver Millennium castle. Attendees can disembark to see recreations of the ...

                          Crunchyroll Originals Animated Shows High Guardian Spice, FreakAngels Reveal New Trailers

                          Crunchyroll also reveals cast, October 26 premiere for High Guardian Spice ― Crunchyroll revealed the cast and the October 26 premiere of Raye Rodriguez's High Guardian Spice "Crunchyroll Originals" animated project at the New York Comic Con event on Sunday. Crunchyroll also revealed a new trailer: The cast includes: Briana Leon as Rosemary, the enthusiastic adventurer intent on becoming a Guardian L...
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                          Rui, Akaza Join Demon Slayer Game as Playable Characters

                          Game will add characters as its 1st free update ― This year's 45th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Rui and Akaza will join the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) game as playable characters. The game will add the characters as its first free update out of three planned updates after release. The game w...
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                          Piano Rock Band SHE'S Performs Songs for Blue Thermal Anime Film About Glider Club

                          Music video for "Beautiful Bird" features anime's teaser footage ― The four-member piano rock band SHE'S is contributing the titular theme song "Blue Thermal" and the insert song "Beautiful Bird" for next March's anime film of Kana Ozawa's Blue Thermal -Aonagi Daigaku Taiiku-kai Kōkū-bu- (Aonagi College Sports Festival Aviation Club) manga. A short music video for "Beautiful Bird" remixes the footage...
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                          Hiromasa Okujima's New-yoku Yankees Manga Ends

                          Comedy manga follows delinquents looking for best bathhouses in Tokyo ― Futabasha's Comic Action website published the final chapter of Hiromasa Okujima's New-yoku Yankees (Nyūyoku Yankees or lit: Bathing Yankees) manga on October 1. Okujima launched the manga on the website in April 2020. Futabasha published the second volume on May 20 and will publish the third and final volume on November 18. The ...
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                          The Prince of Tennis II Anime Gets Switch Game From Bushiroad

                          Bushiroad also developed The Prince of Tennis II: RisingBeat for smartphones ― The 20th anniversary event for The Prince of Tennis anime announced on Sunday that Bushiroad is producing a Switch game for The Prince of Tennis II (Shin Tennis no ōji-sama) storyline. The event did not provide more details but asked fans to look forward to more information later. Bushiroad already developed The Prince of ...
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                          The Prince of Tennis II Anime Gets U-17 World Cup TV Series in 2022

                          1st TV series in 10 years reunites cast, Hyotei vs Rikkai Game of Future staff ― The 20th anniversary event for The Prince of Tennis anime announced on Sunday that a new anime series, Shin Tennis no ōji-sama U-17 World Cup (The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup), will premiere next year. It will be the first television series in the franchise in about a decade. The event presented a teaser visual f...
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                          Daruma Matsuura's Taiyō to Tsuki no Hagane Manga Goes on Hiatus So Author Can Do Research

                          Historical samurai manga launched in June 2020 ― This year's 21st issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine revealed on Friday that Daruma Matsuura's Taiyō to Tsuki no Hagane (The Steel of Sun and Moon) manga is going on hiatus so Matsuura can do research. The manga's Twitter account will reveal at a later date when the manga will resume. Matsuura launched the manga in June 2020. Shogakukan p...
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                          Sky Peace, The Lethal Weapons Perform New Theme Songs for Mazica Party TV Anime

                          Anime part of Takara Tomy's magic-themed multimedia franchise premiered in April ― The official website for the Mazica Party television anime announced on Sunday that Sky Peace is performing the show's new opening theme song "Otapari Disco," and The Lethal Weapons is perform the new ending theme song "Magical Superstar." Both new songs premiered in the show on Sunday. The anime is part of a new "magi...

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                          Children's Book Series Rakudai Majo Gets Theatrical Anime

                          Novel series about apprentice witch launched in 2006 ― Poplar Publishing Co., Ltd. announced on Sunday that Satoko Narita's Rakudai Majo (Failure Witch) children's book series is getting a theatrical anime adaptation to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the book series. Original novel illustrator Enaga Senno drew a teaser visual for the anime. The book series follows apprentice witch Fūka on her ad...
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                          Pop Team Epic Anime's Rebroadcast Gets Remixed Cast, Stream on Crunchyroll (Updated)

                          Crunchyroll streams show worldwide outside of Asia ― Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it is streaming Pop Team Epic Repeat (remix version), the rebroadcast of the Pop Team Epic television anime series. The show is available for members worldwide outside of Asia, and the first episode is available now. Update: Funimation and HIDIVE are also streaming Pop Team Epic Repeat (remix version). Crunchy...
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                          Viz Announces Summer 2022 Book Releases Including Junji Ito's The Liminal Zone, Takashi Shiina's Yashahime Manga

                          3 Naruto novels, Death Note Short Stories manga, Promised Neverland artbook, more ― Viz Media announced its summer 2022 lineup on Saturday during New York Comic Con and on its social media. All of the below manga, novels, and artbooks are slated for a debut during that time period: Title: The Liminal Zone (Genkai Chitai) Author(s): Junji Ito Summary: Three-time Eisner Award winner Junji Ito presents ...
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                          Sword Art Online Voice Actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Delivers Opening Pitch

                          Fellow VAs Ayana Taketatsu (Leafa), Hiroki Yasumoto (Agil) attended Giants vs BayStars game ― Sword Art Online stars Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Ayana Taketatsu, and Hiroki Yasumoto participated in the opening ceremonies for the Yomiuri Giants versus Yokohama DeNA Baystars baseball game on October 2. Matsuoka, Taketatsu, and Yasumoto were all wearing custom Giants jerseys with their characters' (Kirito, Lea...
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                          Players Face Walpurgisnacht in New Madoka Magica Real Escape Game

                          Players will take on the role of students at Mitakihara Middle School who are rescued by Madoka after wandering into a Witch's Labyrinth. ― Following the title the upcoming film, staff are planning a new Madoka Magica real escape game for six cities in Japan. Players will take on the role of students at Mitakihara Middle School who are rescued by Madoka after wandering into a Witch's Labyrinth. The p...
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                          My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer Rank on NYT October Bestseller List

                          ― The first and 29th volumes of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga and the first volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early October. The 29th volume of My Hero Academia ranked at #2, the first volume of My Hero Academia ranked at #6, and the first volume of Demon Slayer: Kimet...
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                          Genshin Impact Mobile Game Brings In US$2 Billion Worldwide

                          Game made approximately half of its earnings in its first six months on the market ― Studio miHoYo's open-world action-RPG Genshin Impact has raked in US$2 billion worldwide in mobile store transactions in a single year, according to mobile app data analysis organization Sensor Tower. Approximately half of that money was made in the game's first six months on the market. The game initially launched o...
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                          Japanese Animation TV Ranking, September 27-October 3

                          Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - The Second Act debuts with 3.9% rating ― The live-action Thermae Romae II film aired on Fuji TV on Saturday, October 2 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 8.7% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV October 3 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 8.8 Detective Conan NTV October 2 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.3 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV October 3 (Sun) 18:...
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                          Japan's Video Game Rankings, September 27-October 3

                          Eiyū Densetsu: Kuro no Kiseki debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: September 27-October 3 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS4Eiyū Densetsu: Kuro no Kiseki Nihon Falcom September 30 50,114 50,114 2PS4FIFA 22 EA Games October 1 25,936 25,936 3PS4Lost Judgment Sega September 24 20,393 132,245 4PS4Melty Blood: Type Lumina Delightworks September 30 18,833 18,833 5NSwFI...
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                          Backflip!! Rhythmic Gymnastics Anime Film Unveils Spring Opening, Robico's New Visual

                          3rd Blu-ray/DVD, Iwanuma city fundraising effort, gymnastics event also previewed ― The official website for the Bakuten!! (Backflip!!) original television anime posted the upcoming film's spring 2022 opening date and a new teaser visual by original character designer Robico on Saturday: The anime held an event (streamed to people who bought the first Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume) on Saturday, and the eve...
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                          Hybrid x Heart's Masamune Kuji Launches New Manga in November

                          Kōichi Kōzuki draws new manga Honey Trap Sharehouse ― The November issue of Kadokawa's Dragon Age magazine revealed on Friday that writer Masamune Kuji and artist Kōichi Kōzuki are launching a new manga titled Honey Trap Sharehouse in the magazine's next issue on November 9. The magazine teases the manga with the tagline "The quintessential spy tool: the honey trap." Kuji wrote the Hybrid x Heart Mag...

                          Laid-Back Camp Movie Posts Early Summer 2022 Opening, New Teaser Visual

                          5 main leads, now a little older, take in view with Mt. Fuji in the distance ― The official website for the anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga unveiled the early summer 2022 opening and a new visual for the upcoming Eiga Yurukyan△ (Laid-Back Camp Movie) on Saturday. The visual shows the five young women — all a little older now — standing before a wide open field. In the dis...
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                          In/Spectre Manga Takes 1-Issue Break Due to Author's Health

                          Manga resumes on November 6 ― The November issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that the new chapter of Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase's In/Spectre (Kyokō Suiri or Invented Interface) manga did not appear in the issue due to Katase's poor health. The chapter will instead appear in the magazine's next issue on November 6. In addition, the magazine noted that the manga's...
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                          Kei Toume, Hiroshi Motomiya Each Launch New Manga in Grand Jump

                          Motomiya's new manga launches on October 20, Toume's manga on December 1 ― This year's 21st issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Hiroshi Motomiya and Kei Toume will both launch new manga in the magazine's upcoming issues. Motomiya's new manga is titled Ninomiya Kinjirō, and it will launch in the magazine's next issue on October 20. The historical manga will focus on real...

                          Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Anime Film's Trailer Streamed

                          Trailer previews new characters, new CG animation style ― Toei Animation revealed a new trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, during the New York Comic Con event on Thursday. The video previews new characters and a new CG animation style. The film is scheduled to premiere in 2022 in Japan. The release schedule may differ depending on each...
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                          World Trigger 3rd Season Anime's English-Subtitled Trailer, Ad Streamed

                          Ian Sinclair joins English dub cast, 2nd English dub season to be completed by end of year ― Toei Animation revealed a new subtitled trailer and a commercial for the third season of the World Trigger anime at New York Comic Con on Friday. The panel at New York Comic Con also revealed that the English dub of the anime's second season is in production and Toei Animation expects the dub will be finished...
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                          Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man Manga Wins Best Manga at Harvey Awards

                          Rumiko Takahashi inducted into hall of fame ― The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, awarded Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man (translated by Amanda Haley) with the Best Manga award on Friday. Fujimoto provided a statement for the awards ceremony, stating: Thank you for the insanely awesome award! It's the best award of any awards that exist in America! I conside...
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                          PuraOre! Pride of Orange Girls' Hockey Anime Featured in Local Newspaper

                          The hockey idol television anime PuraOre! Pride of Orange appeared in a full page ad in the Shimotsuke Shimbun newspaper. "Shimotsuke" is the former name for the area that is now called Tochigi prefecture, where the PuraOre! Pride of Orange is set. The official Twitter account for the Nikko city-based IceBucks hockey club shared the ad on Twitter on Tuesday. 本日 #プラオレ 放送開始です!本日の #下野新聞 に #アイスホッケー 感た...
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                          Banana Fish Stage Play's 2nd Part Unveils Visuals of Cast in Costume

                          Play runs from January 20-February 6, 2022 ― The official website for the two-part stage play production based on Akimi Yoshida's Banana Fish manga revealed on Friday visuals of the cast in costume, including the first photos of Ray Fujita as Blanca and Masashi Taniguchi as Eduardo L. Fox. Kenta Mizue as Ash Lynx Kurumu Okamiya as Eiji Okamura Asahi Uchida as Max Lobo Masanori Tomita as Shunichi Ibe ...
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                          Illustrated Voice Drama Magical Girls Liz and Naruby's Daily Life Debuts With English Subtitles

                          13-episode series streams on Wednesdays ― IseCom began streaming the illustrated voice drama Magical Girls Liz and Naruby's Daily Life on YouTube on Wednesday with its first episode in Japanese with English subtitles. The series will have 13 episodes, each of which will be 2-3 minutes long. New episodes will premiere on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. JST. The voice cast includes: Aoi Koga (Kaguya in Kaguya-...
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                          Pop Team Epic Creator Launches YouTube Channel, Introduces Cats

                          Okawa turned 35 and adopted three cats, all named for Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. ― Pop Team Epic creator Bkub Okawa announced on October 3 that he launched his own YouTube channel to commemorate his 35th birthday. His first video introduces his three cats, Ter-chan, Comma-chan, and Pū-chan. All three cats are named for films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. 今日は沢山のお祝いありがとうございました告知が前後しちゃいましたが35という本格お...
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                          Yen Press Licenses MonsTABOO, Lost Lad London, Re:Zero: The Frozen Bond, Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple Manga, More

                          Also: Your Forma, Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer light novels ― Yen Press announced at its New York Comic Con panel on Friday that it has licensed the following manga, light novels, and books. The company will reveal release scheduled at a later date. Title: Your Forma light novel Creators: Mareho Kikuishi (story), Tsubata Nozaki (art) Summary: Your Forma, a miraculous brain-threading technology tha...

                          HIDIVE Adds Yuki Yuna Is a Hero TV Anime, Shorts to Catalog (Updated)

                          1st 2 seasons, shorts, simulcast of new anime ― HIDIVE announced on Friday that it will stream the first two seasons of the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero (Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru television anime and the Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Churutto! shorts, in addition to Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter (Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Dai-Mankai no Shō), the third main television anime series for the franchise. Th...
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                          Corpse Party Remake Game Heads West on October 20

                          Trailer streamed for PS4, Switch, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC game ― XSEED Games announced on Friday that it will release Corpse Party (2021), a remake of the original Corpse Party horror game, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store on October 20. The company streamed an announcement trailer: The game features the new characters Miku...
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                          Odd Taxi Ends Blu-ray Box Pre-Order Campaign With Over 20x Minimum Sales Goal

                          Over 6,000 sets were ordered, a minimum of 300 was required to ship ― The Odd Taxi anime concluded its Blu-ray Box pre-order campaign on September 30. According to Pony Canyon's English website, 6,038 sets were ordered in total, over 20 times the minimum amount required for the set to be issued. According to the anime's official website, the production committee originally had no plans to release a B...
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                          futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds 13 Kaiohsha Titles

                          Kedamono Arashi, Perfect Propose, Beast of Blood, more manga ― Fantasista, Inc.'s futekiya boys-love manga subscription service announced on Thursday that it has licensed 13 new titles from Compass. futekiya will announce release dates and English names for the following titles at a later date: Kedamono Arashi by Morry Kuroi Kedamono Arashi ―Hug Me Baby!― by Morry Kuroi Kedamono Arashi ―Kiss Me Baby!...
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                          NIJISANJI EN Announces 3rd Virtual YouTuber Group "Ethyria"

                          Enna Alouette, Nina Kosaka, Reimu Endou, Millie Parfait to debut on Friday ― NIJISANJI English announced its third Virtual YouTuber group "Ethyria" on Wednesday. Their social media accounts and YouTube channels launched on the same day. Its members are Enna Alouette, Nina Kosaka, Reimu Endou and Millie Parfait. Further information about each debuting talent is as follows: Enna Alouette is "a blue bir...
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                          Funimation to Stream Robot Sci-Fi TV Animated Series Ancient Girl's Frame

                          Series premieres on October 12 ― Funimation announced on Friday that it will stream the original television animated series Ancient Girl's Frame (Tōshinki G's Flame) for the fall 2021 season. The anime will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand as it airs in China. The series will also stream Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. The series will prem...
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                          Tales of Arise Releases Sword Art Online DLC Pack

                          US$16 pack includes Kirito & Asuna boss fight, 3 new outfits, Kirito's weapons, exclusive Mystic Arte ― The Tales of Arise role-playing game launched a crossover DLC with the Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris game on Thursday. The collaboration includes Kirito and Asuna as bosses; new outfits for Alphen, Shionne, and Law; Kirito's weapons; and an exclusive Mystic Arte. Bandai Namco Entertainment ...
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                          Shenmue Anime Debuts in 2022 in Japan

                          ― The official website for Shenmue the Animation, Crunchyroll and Adult Swim's anime series adaptation of Yu Suzuki's Shenmue game series, opened on Friday, and revealed that the anime will debut in Japan in 2022. Crunchyroll will stream the 13-episode series worldwide outside of Japan and mainland China, and Adult Swim will air it on its Toonami block in the United States. Chikara Sakurai (One-Punc...

                          Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Season 3's Teaser Reveals Title, Screening Dates

                          Season premieres as 3 theatrical features on March 4, April 1, May 13 before 24-episode TV airing ― The official website for Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes, began streaming a teaser trailer for the third season of the anime on Friday. The video reveals that the anime will debut as features in t...
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                          Pokémon's English-Subtitled 'Fubuki no Natsu Yasumi' Pokétoon Anime Short Posted

                          Yūsaku Kitano directs short with Shingo Yamashita at mimoid ― The Pokémon Company International debuted a new Pokétoon net anime short, "Fubuki no Natsu Yasumi" (Summer Vacation Blizzard), on the Pokémon Kids TV channel on YouTube on Friday. Shingo Yamashita (Pokémon: Twilight Wings) is credited as overall director, while Yūsaku Kitano directed the short at mimoid and drew character designs. Fujimoto...
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                          Yakuza Game Studio Reorganizes as Chief Director, Producer Leave Sega

                          New Yakuza game under development continues Ichiban Kasuga's story ― The official website for Sega's Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku) game series announced a restructuring of the game's development team, with series chief director Toshihiro Nagoshi and series producer Daisuke Satō leaving Sega. Both Nagoshi and Sato thanked the franchise's fans and asked them to support the new version of the Ryū ga Gotoku Stu...
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                          2nd Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Film Reveals February 4 Opening, Visual by Kia Asamiya

                          1st film in 2-part project opened on Friday ― The official website for the modern Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato anime remakes announced on Wednesday that the second of two films for the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2205: The New Voyage) sequel project is titled Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi - Kōshō -STASHA- (Space Battleship Yamato 2205:...
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