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Review: Neo-Yokio
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya BD+DVD
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One of the most compelling adventures in the Haruhi saga finally arrives on Blu-ray! Nick Creamer takes a look at this uniquely engrossing film.
鈥 After the madcap adventures and slapstick comedy of Haruhi Suzumiya's first two seasons, the anime series was capped off with a film unlike anything that had come before. Somber, slow-paced, and introspective, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya represent...
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Sep 18, 06:06
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Mike's quest for unlicensed anime leads him to the strange case of "I Give My All", a racy OVA from the 80s that was very nearly released here... until it wasn't!
鈥 As part of the work I do with the Discotek gang, I occasionally work on some cool shows that were once licensed, but never really released on video in the west鈥攜ou know, the really good anime, like Fighting Foodons. As the years pass, the...
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How Mari Okada Went From Shut-In to Anime Director
Sep 18, 01:30
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The inimitable screenwriter behind Hanasaku Iroha, anohana, and Anthem of the Heart just released her autobiography. Kim Morrissy shares the recent director's enlightening story.
鈥 Mari Okada recently became a topic of discussion when it was announced that she was directing an original anime film at P.A. Works. For many, this news came as a surprise, because unlike most anime directors, Okada has no ...
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Generation Witch GN 1
Sep 18, 00:58
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These episodic adventures of modern, everyday witches are charming if a little light on lasting impact. Theron Martin delves into Generation Witch.
鈥 Witches as commonly portrayed in anime and manga 鈥 flying around on a broomstick sporting a long pointy hat 鈥 are decidedly a Western phenomenon, but that hasn't prevented them from popping up in Japanese media on a regular basis over the years. Generat...
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No Game, No Life Zero
Sep 17, 00:00
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Despite being a far-flung film prequel to its source material, No Game No Life Zero might just outshine the original TV series. Kim Morrissy breaks down what makes this movie shine.
鈥 No Game No Life Zero isn't like the No Game No Life you've seen before. It takes all the interesting themes of the original TV series and peels away all the fanservice and frivolities, resulting in a tonally different n...
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ANNCast - Little Witch Academia
Sep 16, 03:00
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Zac and Jacob smack their brooms together and head on a magical journey through Studio Trigger's foray into family-friendly fantasy: it's Little Witch Academia!
鈥 ANNCast Episode 305 - Little Witch Academia Zac and Jacob smack their brooms together and head on a magical journey through Studio Trigger's foray into family-friendly fantasy: it's Little Witch Academia! You can listen to the show on our ...
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鈥 Square Enix's Final Fantasy IX game launched on PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store in the West on Tuesday. PlayStation began streaming a launch trailer for the release. Sony also announced during its Tokyo Game Show conference on Tuesday that the game is available in Japan for the PS4 via the PlayStation Store. The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) r...
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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Game Announced for PS4 in 2018
Sep 20, 00:45
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D3 Publisher's Earth Defense Force 5 game ships on December 7
鈥 Yuke and D3 Publisher announced at Sony's PlayStation conference at Tokyo Game Show on Tuesday that the Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain game for PlayStation 4 will debut in 2018. D3 Publisher also began streaming the game's first trailer on Tuesday. D3 Publisher announced in June that it is delaying its Earth Defense Force 5 PS4 game from...
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What It's Like to Come Back Just to See Brock and Misty after a Decade Away from Pok茅mon
Sep 20, 00:01
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Neko Atsume Smartphone App Gets PS VR Game in 2018
Sep 20, 00:00
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Hit-Point's cat-collecting game launched in 2014
鈥 Sony announced at its PlayStation press conference at Tokyo Game Show on Tuesday that Hit-Point's smartphone app Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector is inspiring the Neko Atsume VR game for PlayStation VR in 2018. The original cat-collecting game has been downloaded more than 19 million times worldwide since it debuted in October 2014. The Neko Atsume no Ie...
Tuesday, September 19
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PS4 Animax App Gets Exclusive Streaming Programs 'Soon'
Sep 19, 23:00
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App gets update in December
鈥 Sony announced during its Tokyo Game Show press conference on Tuesday that the PlayStation 4 app for its Animax anime channel will get an update in December. The company announced that the app will get exclusive streaming programs "soon." Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ) established a new joint venture company called AK Holdings in partnership with Mitsui amp; Co., ...
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The [email #160;protected] Stella Stage PS4 Game Revealed for December
Sep 19, 20:00
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Teased with 765Pro idol Haruka Amami
鈥 Sony revealed during its Tokyo Game Show conference on Tuesday that Bandai Namco Entertainment is working on a new game in The [email #160;protected] franchise titled The [email #160;protected] Stella Stage. The game is slated for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 21. The video shown during the conference featured Haruka Amami, one of the first 765 Production idol characters who d...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, September 11-17
Sep 19, 19:43
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In This Corner of the World sells 13,682, followed by P to JK film, Haikyu stage play, your name., Takuya Eguchi
鈥 The deluxe limited first pressing for the live-action film of Maki Miyoshi's P to JK manga landed at #3 on the overall DVD chart with 5,920 copies. The regular edition was #11 with 2,098 copies. The Hyper-Projection Engeki Haikyu!! "Sh艒sha to Haisha" stage play was #4 with 4,910 copies. ...
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Square Enix Reveals Left Alive Game for PS4, PC With Armored Core Director
Sep 19, 19:25
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Metal Gear Solid's Yoji Shinkawa designs characters, Takayuki Yanase designs mecha
鈥 Sony revealed during its Tokyo Game Show conference on Tuesday that Square Enix is working on a new PlayStation 4 and PC game titled Left Alive. The game is slated for release in 2018. Toshifumi Nabeshima, who produced many titles in From Software's Armored Core mecha action series, serves as the game's director. Yoj...
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Gundam: Battle Operation 2 PS4 Sequel Revealed for 2018
Sep 19, 19:10
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Original game shut down on July 31, Gundam: Battle Operation Next still ongoing
鈥 Sony announced during its Tokyo Game Show conference on Tuesday that Bandai Namco Entertainment is developing Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2, a sequel to its Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation and Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Next games, for the PlayStation 4. The game is slated for release in 2018. Th...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, September 11-17
Sep 19, 19:02
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anime
In This Corner of the World sold 24,015 + 19,594, followed by The Idolm#ster SideM stage event, P amp; JK film, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki, Haikyu!! stage play
鈥 The Idolm#ster SideM 2nd Stage [email #160;protected] Stars~ Live Blu-ray [Complete Side] sold 23,683 copies to rank #2 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The deluxe limited first pressing for the live-action film of Maki Miyoshi's P to JK manga landed at #4 wit...
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Final Fantasy IX Launches on PS4 in Japan Today
Sep 19, 18:35
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Game previously re-released on smartphones, PC in 2016
鈥 Sony announced during its Tokyo Game Show conference on Tuesday that Square Enix's Final Fantasy IX game is now available in Japan for the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store. The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) ratings board had issued a rating for the game on the PS4 earlier today. Square Enix most recently re-released Final Fantasy ...
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Genocidal Organ Anime Film's 1st 14 Minutes Streamed
Sep 19, 16:00
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BD/DVD ships in Japan on October 25; Funimation release with English dub ships on November 7
鈥 The official Youtube channel of Fuji TV's Noitamina block began streaming the first 14 minutes of Genocidal Organ, the anime film based on Project Itoh's novel of the same name, last Friday. The video promotes the film's home video Blu-ray Disc and DVD release in Japan on October 25. (The same video debuted...
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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Anime's New Visual Features Naomi Chiaki
Sep 19, 15:30
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The official website for the television anime of Hinowa K艒zuki's Y艒kai Ap膩to no Y奴ga na Nichij艒 (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life) light novel series unveiled a new visual for the anime's second cour on Tuesday. The visual shows Toshihiko Seki's character Naomi Chiaki. The second cour will start on October. The anime premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX and Yomiuri TV on July 3, and on BS11 on July 4 as par...
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European Raings Board Lists Final Fantasy IX With PS4 Release
Sep 19, 15:01
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The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) ratings board has issued a rating for a PlayStation 4 release of Square Enix's Final Fantasy IX game. Square Enix most recently re-released Final Fantasy IX on iOS and Android devices in February 2016, and on PC via Steam in April 2016. Square Enix describes the game: Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have kidnapped Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexand...
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Japanese Government Moves Forward With Plans to Relax Visa Restrictions for Foreign Animators
Sep 19, 14:45
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The Japanese government is moving forward with plans to relax visa status regulations for foreigners seeking to get jobs in Japan after graduating from Japanese colleges or vocational schools in fields such as animation, design, or cooking. In March, the government established the "Cool Japan Talent Raising Investigation Commission" to open communication with experts and industry professionals ab...
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Viewster Adds School Days, Humanity Has Declined Anime
Sep 19, 12:30
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Also: Magical Heart Kokoro-chan OVA, The Everyday Tales of a Cat God
鈥 Video streaming service Viewster added the School Days and Humanity Has Declined anime earlier this month. The service also announced that it has added The Everyday Tales of a Cat God back to its streaming lineup. All three series are available in Japanese with English subtitles. In addition to the twelve episodes of the 2007 Scho...
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New Crayon Shin-chan 3DS Game Previewed in Video Ad
Sep 19, 11:30
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Game slated for November 30 in Japan
鈥 FuRyu began streaming a television commercial for its upcoming Nintendo 3DS game based on Crayon Shin-Chan on Friday. The game, titled Crayon Shin-Chan, Gekiatsu! Oden World Dai Konran, is slated to ship on November 30 in Japan. FuRyu also began streaming the full song and dance by the character "OdenMan," who appears in the commercial played by comedian Yoshio ...
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Season Finale: Restaurant to Another World 鈥 Episode 12
Sep 19, 10:01
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"As these twelve episodes stand, this was a solid dish, but perhaps one that could have used just a little more seasoning."
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Crunchyroll Adds A Certain Magical Index, Eureka Seven Films
Sep 19, 09:48
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A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion,Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers films stream
鈥 Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it has added the A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion and Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers anime films to its catalog. Both films are available in the United States and Canada. Crunchyroll describes A Certain Magical ...
daily briefs
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'Sekirei 365' Manga Begins Regular Serialization
Sep 19, 09:30
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This year's 19th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine announced on Friday that Sakurako Gokurakuin's Sekirei: Kanojo no Inai 365-Hi no Koto (Regarding 365 Days Without a Girlfriend) manga will begin serializing regularly in the 20th issue on October 6. Gokurakuin began the manga in Young Gangan on May 2 but only two chapters have been published so far. (Square Enix publishes Young Gangan t...
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Season Finale: Clean Freak! Aoyama kun 鈥 Episode 12
Sep 19, 09:01
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"It had its funny moments, but in the end, Clean Freak! Aoyama kun never fully figured out what it wanted to be."
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Discotek Licenses Barefoot Gen, Yowamushi Pedal Films, Photon OVA
Sep 19, 08:13
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All releases slated for December
鈥 Discotek Media announced on Monday that it has licensed Barefoot Gen, Barefoot Gen 2, Yowamushi Pedal the Movie, and Photon the Idiot Adventures. All three are slated for home video release in December; the Barefoot Gen movies will be on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, Yowamushi Pedal will be on a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack, and Photon will be DVD only. Discotek will release...
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Knight's amp; Magic 鈥 Episode 12
Sep 19, 08:01
87 comments
anime
"This penultimate outing for the series does a great job of showing how far the series has come, proceeding on the same level as the ever-escalating technology that drives its story."
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Japanese Men amp; Women Rank Their Underwear Preferences, Habits
Sep 19, 07:45
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While the traditional women's white panties has gotten its fair share of reinterpretations recently, it would be remiss to say that its the overwhelming favorite of both wearers and fans of lingerie. The website Rakuten Infoseek Woman asked both men and women to weigh in on their underwear preferences. Many stated that they aren't opposed to receiving lingerie as a gift (60%) although they said it...
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One Piece 鈥 Episode 805
Sep 19, 07:01
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"With Sanji's flashback finished and Luffy's battle with Cracker nearing its end, the Whole Cake Island arc is getting ready to change gears, and what's coming next is a wild ride all its own."
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Kemono Friends Collaborates With Zoo That Inspired Franchise
Sep 19, 06:45
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Keio Corporation, Tama Zoological Park, and Inokashira Park Zoo are partnering for Kemono Friends' newest zoo collaboration. The "Keio no Densha ni Notte D艒butsu-tachi ni Ai ni Ik艒! Tama amp; Inokashira Zoo x Kemono Friends Stamp Rally" (Let's Ride Keio Trains and Go Meet Animals! Tama amp; Inokashira Zoo x Kemono Friends Stamp Rally) event will be held from September 21 to October 22. The first 9,000 p...
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Hana ni Kedamono Romance Manga Gets Live-Action TV Adaptation
Sep 19, 06:30
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Y艒suke Sugino, Yuri Nakamura star in drama slated for this fall
鈥 Miwako Sugiyama's Hana ni Kedamono manga is inspiring a live-action television adaptation this fall. The drama will be available simultaneously on dTV and Fuji TV On Demand. The manga is a romance between innocent new girl Kumi and handsome playboy Hy艒. The adaptation stars, from right to left starting with the top row in the image abo...
ep. review
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A Centaur's Life 鈥 Episode 11
Sep 19, 06:15
110 comments
anime
"It's been a weird atonal mess of a show, but the characters grew on me, and its quirky observations on life are often super-accurate."
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Ghost Pokemon Haunt Your Drinks as Cup Companions
Sep 19, 05:45
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The spookiest denizens of the Pokemon world are here to haunt your drinks for Halloween season. This is the pocket-sized monsters' second collection of PUTITTO capsule toys and they will go on sale at Pokemon Centers starting on September 30. A total of seven Ghost-type Pokemon were chosen for this release, including the popular Mimikyu. Haunter uses his "Lick" attack to get a taste of your juice...
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Level-5 Reveals Otome Y奴sha Smartphone Game's Fall Launch in Video
Sep 19, 05:30
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Game originally slated to launch in Japan last winter
鈥 The official website for Level-5's Otome Y奴sha (Otom茅 HERO) smartphone game streaming a promotional video on Friday. The video reveals that the game is slated to launch this fall. Level-5 planned to release the game for iOS and Android devices in Japan last winter. However, the company later revised its release window to this spring. The company...
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Princess Principal 鈥 Episode 11
Sep 19, 05:23
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"Overall, Case 23 is every bit of what the penultimate episode for a series like this should be."
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Creator Nobuyuki Fukumoto Tries Out Kaiji VR's Perilous Balancing Act
Sep 19, 04:45
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Manga creator Nobuyuki Fukumoto has continually put his characters in high-stakes situations, but the tables turned on September 14 when he was put in Kaiji's footsteps in the Kaiji VR ~Zetsub艒 no Tekkotsu Watari~ (Kaiji VR ~Steel Beam Crossing of Despair~) PlayStation VR game. Game developer Solid Sphere launched the title in Japan on August 28 for 1,800 yen (about US$16).. The scenario is based ...
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Live-Action Yowamushi Pedal's Eiji Takigawa Suffers Spinal Cord Injury During Filming
Sep 19, 04:30
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people
Drops out of October's Show By Rock!! musical
鈥 Actor Eiji Takigawa's agency Eri Office announced on Monday that, following an accident on the set of the live-action Yowamushi Pedal 2 television series, Takigawa has been diagnosed with a spinal chord injury. Takigawa was transported to a hospital via helicopter and has already undergone surgery. He is still at the hospital to focus on medical treatme...
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Pokk茅n Tournament DX Game's Video Introduces Blaziken
Sep 19, 03:30
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Game ships on September 22
鈥 The official Japanese YouTube channel for Pok茅mon began streaming a new video for the Pokk茅n Tournament DX game on Monday. The video introduces the playable Pok茅mon Blaziken. The game will ship on September 22. Physical and digital copies of the game will be available. The Nintendo Switch game will feature the 16 playable Pok茅mon from the original Wii U Pokk茅n Tournament;...
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Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film Opens in U.S. Theaters on October 16-22
Sep 19, 03:30
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English-subtitled teaser trailer streamed
鈥 Funimation Films announced on Monday that its U.S. theatrical release of Tokyo Ghoul is slated for October 16-22. Theater locations are listed on Funimation's website. Funimation also began streaming an English-subtitled teaser trailer. The film premiered on July 3 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 7 in Berlin, and July 10 at the Marunouchi Piccadilly thea...
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Onsen Musume Multimedia Project Debuts 2nd Anime Music Video
Sep 19, 03:15
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The idols of the Onsen Musume multimedia project held their "SPRiNGS 1st LIVE 鈥淣OW ON鈽哠ENSATION!!" event on August 20. SPRiNGS is the nine-member idol group made up of the voice actresses attached to the project. Voice actresses Y奴ki Takada, Yurika End艒, Rika Nagae, Natsumi Hioka, Y奴ki Kuwahara, Karin Takahashi, Minami Shinoda, and Misaki Watada opened with "Future Imagination!" and closed with "J...
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Chaos;Child PS4/PS Vita Game Ships in October in N. America, Europe
Sep 19, 03:00
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games
Trailer streamed to accompany release date announcements
鈥 Game publisher PQube announced on Monday that it will release Chaos;Child in Europe on October 13 and North America on October 24. The game will be available physically on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. PQube also began streaming a new trailer: The game's story is set after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Tokyo's Shibuya ward on November...
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Gundam Versus Previews Gundam F91 Characters in Video
Sep 19, 02:30
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PS4 game launches on September 29
鈥 Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming a new video introducing playable pilot and mobile suit pairs for its Gundam Versus PlayStation 4 game on Friday. The video introduces the characters from the Mobile Suit Gundam F91 anime that will appear in the game. Bandai Namco Entertainment previously streamed similar videos for Gundam 08th MS Team, Mobile Suit G...
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Answerman - What is "Video Post-Production"?
Sep 19, 02:00
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anime
You see it in the credits of anime blurays and DVDs all the time - but what does "video post-production" actually entail? Justin has the answer.
鈥 Craig asked: Just finished watching the third Berserk film, The Advent and in the credits I saw your name. for Video post production. What exactly do you do in terms of post production(clean up, video/audio compression, restoration?)? Do all companies who...
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Fullmetal Alchemist Anime Director Criticizes Upcoming Live-Action Film
Sep 19, 01:45
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At a stage show on September 16th at Nikufes (Meat Festival) Tokyo 2017, Fullmetal Alchemist anime director Seiji Mizushima criticized the upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film, saying that, 鈥淚t was a bad idea to only use Japanese actors.鈥 Mizushima made these comments at a roundtable discussion with anime producers Hiroshi Kanemaru (Popin Q) and Tomoki Misawa (Urawa no Usagi-chan). The to...
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Sentai Filmworks to Phase Out DVDs by 2019
Sep 19, 01:30
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anime
Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it will gradually phase out DVDs from its product lineup by 2019. However, the company will offer DVD releases for second or third seasons of titles that it has already released on DVD. The company will release older titles on DVD that have no existing Blu-ray Disc materials. Sentai Filmworks will design future premium box sets to house Blu-ray Discs only....
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New Blue Exorcist Stage Play Reveals 2nd Key Visual
Sep 19, 00:30
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The official website for Ao no Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati-hen, the new stage play adaptation of Kazue Kat艒's Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist) manga, revealed the play's second key visual on Friday. The website revealed the first key visual and 14 character visuals in August. The play will adapt the Illuminati arc from the 10th to 15th volumes of Kat艒's original manga. The leader of the Illuminati,...
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The Different Types of "Gal" in My First Girlfriend is a Gal
Sep 19, 00:01
anime
My First Girlfriend is a Gal is all about one boy's relationships with the various gals around him. But what exactly is a "gal"?
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya BD+DVD
Sep 19, 00:00
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anime
One of the most compelling adventures in the Haruhi saga finally arrives on Blu-ray! Nick Creamer takes a look at this uniquely engrossing film.
鈥 After the madcap adventures and slapstick comedy of Haruhi Suzumiya's first two seasons, the anime series was capped off with a film unlike anything that had come before. Somber, slow-paced, and introspective, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya represent...
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Dynamic Chord Anime Reveals Visual for Liar-S Band
Sep 18, 23:30
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The official website for the anime of the honeybee black label's Dynamic Chord otome project revealed a new visual for its in-universe group Liar-S on Monday. Liar-S is a newcomer rock band that made its major debut three years after its formation. The band is also performing the show's second ending theme song "Diamond Eyes." The project follows the musical careers and personal lives of several b...
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Boruto Franchise Gets 4th Novel in November
Sep 18, 22:45
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This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on September 11 that the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga and anime franchise is getting a fourth novel that will ship in November. The novel will be a novelization of the "school trip" arc. The first novel in the series shipped on May 2, the second novel shipped on July 4, and the third novel (seen right) shipped on Se...
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K: Missing Kings Stage Play Reveals 9 Cast Members in Costume
Sep 18, 22:00
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4th play in franchise runs in Kyoto, Tokyo in October
鈥 The official website for the stage play adaptation of the K: Missing Kings anime film revealed visuals of nine cast members in costume on September 8 and on Sunday. Yoshihiko Aramaki as Kuroh Yatogami Kandai Ueda as Mikoto Su艒 Karin Isobe as Anna Kushina Juri as Izumo Kusanagi Takahisa Maeyama as Tatara Totsuka Kenya Nakao as Rikio Kamamoto Kaor...
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Minami Mizuno's Koi wo Shiranai Boku-tachi wa Manga Has 'Important Announcement' on October 13
Sep 18, 21:15
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The October issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed on September 13 that Minami Mizuno's Koi o Shiranai Boku-tachi wa (We Who Know Nothing of Love) manga will have an "important announcement" in the magazine's next issue on October 13. The manga centers on Eiji and Naohiko, two first-year high school students who have been friends since middle school. Naohiko has been in a long-dis...
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Futari H Manga Has 'Big News' on Friday, Author Ends T艒mei Ningen Ky艒tei Manga
Sep 18, 20:30
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T艒mei Ningen Ky艒tei manga launched in July 2014
鈥 This year's 18th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on September 8 that Aki Katsu's Futari H (Manga Sutra) manga will have a big announcement in the magazine's next issue on Friday. Katsu also ended his T艒mei Ningen Ky艒tei (Invisible Man - Pact) manga last Friday. The manga's fifth and final compiled book volume is slated for October...
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Go Nagai Ends Gekiman! Cutie Honey-hen Manga on September 29
Sep 18, 19:45
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Autobiographical manga about Cutie Honey's creation launched in July 2016
鈥 The 2,580th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine revealed last Friday that Go Nagai will end his Gekiman! Cutie Honey-hen manga in its next chapter on September 29. The autobiographical manga reveals the production of Nagai's Cutie Honey franchise, going into particular detail about the intended simultaneous...
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Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Manga Has 1.5 Million Copies in Print
Sep 18, 19:00
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manga
The third volume of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card manga announced on Wednesday that the manga has 1.5 million copies in print. The Cardcaptor Sakura manga franchise as a whole has 16.5 million copies in print. A limited edition of the manga volume bundled the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen Prologue - Sakura to Futatsu no Kuma video anime on DVD. The DVD includes English subtitles. The a...
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Square Enix Launches Countdown Site for New Smartphone Game
Sep 18, 18:15
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games
Square Enix opened a website for a new game project for iOS and Android devices last Friday. The site features a countdown that ends on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. JST, as well as a scrolling gallery of weapons from various other game franchises, with accompanying quotes. Seen below is the Virtuous Contract from NieR: Automata. Other weapons shown include the Ice Sword and Left Hand Sword from Romancin...
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Houchu Ohtsuka Voices Live-Action Ajin Film's Ad Videos
Sep 18, 17:30
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Ohtsuka voiced antagonist Sat艒 in Ajin anime
鈥 Toho began streaming two commercials last Friday for Ajin, the live-action film based on Gamon Sakurai's Ajin - Demi-Human manga. Houchu Ohtsuka, the voice of antagonist Sat艒 in the television and film anime adaptations of the manga, narrates both videos. The film will open in Japan on September 30. In addition to regular and IMAX screenings, the film wi...
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Director Tabata: Final Fantasy XV 'Achieves' 6.5 Million Units Worldwide
Sep 18, 16:45
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Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata revealed during an interview with GameSpot on Saturday that Final Fantasy XV has "achieved over 6.5 million units" worldwide. Tabata didn't specify if the number is combined digital sales and shipments (as with previous milestone announcements for the game) or another metric. Tabata also stated that he has seen Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the W...
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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Fighting Game Introduces Y艒suke, Linne
Sep 18, 16:00
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games
New fighting game crosses over Blazblue, UNIB, Persona 4, RWBY
鈥 Arc System Works began streaming a new character introduction trailer for its Blazblue Cross Tag Battle crossover fighting game last Friday. The video reveals that Y艒suke Hanamura from Persona 4 Arena and Linne from Under Night In-Birth are joining the game as playable characters. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle is a crossover between the Arc...
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Game Posts Tutorial Videos for Characters
Sep 18, 15:15
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games
PS4/Xbox One/PC fighting game ships on Tuesday
鈥 Capcom began streaming videos last Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday for its upcoming Marvel vs. CAPCOM Infinite fighting game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The videos are tutorials for various characters in the game, including Mega Man X, Morrigan, Ryu, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Gamora, Chris Redfield, Spencer, The Hulk, Dormammu...
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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Film Earns 40 Million Yuan, Ranks #3 in China
Sep 18, 14:30
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Film is 11th highest earning Japanese film, 9th highest earning anime film in China
鈥 The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film opened in China last Friday and earned 40 million yuan (660 million yen or about US$6.11 million) in its first three days in 6,000 theaters to rank #3 in the Chinese box office. The film is now the 11th highest earning Japanese film in Chinese box office history, and th...
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Welcome to the Ballroom Anime's Video for 2nd Half Previews New Unison Square Garden Song
Sep 18, 14:10
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Anime's 2nd half debuts with new opening, ending theme songs next Saturday
鈥 The official website for the Welcome to the Ballroom anime unveiled a new promotional video and visual for the anime's second half on Monday. The video previews the anime's new opening theme song "Invisibile Sensation" by Unison Square Garden. Aside from Unison Square Garden, Mikako Komatsu is also returning to perform the n...
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Poe no Ichizoku Takarazuka Stage Play Unveils Rio Asumi in Costume
Sep 18, 13:45
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Asumi plays Edgar Portsnell in stage play running January-March
鈥 The official website for the stage play adaptation of Moto Hagio's Poe no Ichizoku (The Poe Clan) manga by the famous all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue revealed a new visual on Sunday of Rio Asumi in costume as the character Edgar Portsnell. The play will run at the Takarazuka Grand Theater on January 1, 2018 to Februa...
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Square Enix's Grand Marche no Meiky奴 Smartphone Game Shuts Down in November
Sep 18, 13:00
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games
Game launched in September last year
鈥 The official website for Square Enix's Grand Marche no Meiky奴 (Grand Marche Labyrinth) smartphone game announced last Friday that the game will end service on November 30. The announcement cited difficulties in delivering a product that users could be satisfied with as the reason for the game shutting down. The game launched in September 2016 for iOS and Android...
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Dragon Ball Super 鈥 Episode 107
Sep 18, 10:56
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anime
"I was already happy with the Master Roshi episode we got a few weeks back, but I think I like this one even more."
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Leotard Reinvented as 'Whole Body Panties'
Sep 18, 06:45
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merch
Pillow panties seemed like the final frontier in underwear. After water bottle cozies and sleepwear for your sleeping accessories, I thought there was nowhere else to go. Obviously, I am not as creative as the masterminds at the Village Vanguard Online Store. Behold, full body panties! Or, more accurately, a leotard that is made to look like a pair of women's underwear. The item description notes...
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The Mike Toole Show - All About 'I Give My All'
Sep 18, 06:06
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anime
Mike's quest for unlicensed anime leads him to the strange case of "I Give My All", a racy OVA from the 80s that was very nearly released here... until it wasn't!
鈥 As part of the work I do with the Discotek gang, I occasionally work on some cool shows that were once licensed, but never really released on video in the west鈥攜ou know, the really good anime, like Fighting Foodons. As the years pass, the...
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Bandai Recreates Sailor Moon's Silver Crystal as Face Powder Case
Sep 18, 05:45
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Bandai's cosmetics brand Creer Beaute unveiled Pretty Guardians Color Powder as the latest item in its well-established Miracle Romance line on Friday. The Silver Crystal that appears in the story of Sailor Moon inspired the color powder's design. The five-color face powder is inspired by the five main Sailor Guardians. The powder includes five types of moisturizing ingredients. Once applied, the...
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Emon Unveils Evil or Live Animated Series for October Premiere
Sep 18, 03:45
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anime
Series about teenagers in rehab facility for net addiction stars Shinichiro Ueda, Kouki Uchiyama, Chika Anzai
鈥 Emon Animation Company announced on Thursday that it is producing Evil or Live, an animated adaptation of a Tencent webcomic by Li Xiaonan that will premiere on Tokyo MX-1 on October 10. The show will have 12 episodes, with each episode being 25 minutes long. Emon describes the show: In thi...
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Welcome to the Ballroom 鈥 Episode 11
Sep 18, 03:01
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anime
"Everyone ought to have learned a little something from this exercise, which we should see going forward into part two of the story."
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Katsugeki! T艒ken Ranbu 鈥 Episode 12
Sep 18, 02:01
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anime
"With everyone from the First and Second lined up to get their moment of glory, I'm concerned the show won't have enough time to give us much insight into its characters' feelings."
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How Mari Okada Went From Shut-In to Anime Director
Sep 18, 01:30
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anime
The inimitable screenwriter behind Hanasaku Iroha, anohana, and Anthem of the Heart just released her autobiography. Kim Morrissy shares the recent director's enlightening story.
鈥 Mari Okada recently became a topic of discussion when it was announced that she was directing an original anime film at P.A. Works. For many, this news came as a surprise, because unlike most anime directors, Okada has no ...
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Him艒to! Umaru-chan Manga Has 3 Million Copies in Print
Sep 18, 01:30
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The official Twitter account for Sankaku Head's Him艒to! Umaru-chan manga revealed on Thursday that the series' compiled book volumes have a total of 3 million copies in print in Japan. The manga's 11th compiled volume will ship on Tuesday. Sankaku Head launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in 2013 (after running an earlier two-chapter Him艒to! Umaru-chan! version in Miracle Jump in 2012). The man...
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Generation Witch GN 1
Sep 18, 00:58
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manga
These episodic adventures of modern, everyday witches are charming if a little light on lasting impact. Theron Martin delves into Generation Witch.
鈥 Witches as commonly portrayed in anime and manga 鈥 flying around on a broomstick sporting a long pointy hat 鈥 are decidedly a Western phenomenon, but that hasn't prevented them from popping up in Japanese media on a regular basis over the years. Generat...
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One Piece Anime's Upcoming 1-Hour Special Previewed in 3rd Promo Video
Sep 18, 00:30
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Special debuts Namie Amuro's new theme song on October 1
鈥 The official One Piece YouTube channel began streaming a third promotional video on Friday for the anime's upcoming one-hour special. The video previews famed betrayals between friends across time, and teases [Highlight white text to read spoilers] Luffy's battle with Sanji, the climax (but not the finale) of the Whole Cake Island Arc. Filmma...
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New Z/X Anime Slated to Air in 2019, Based on Upcoming Manga
Sep 18, 00:03
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Takuya Fujima launches manga basis this week
鈥 The "Z/Xtreme 2017.Autumn" event at Tokyo's Akihabara district revealed on Sunday that the previously announced new anime adaptation of the Z/X game franchise is slated to air in 2019. The new television anime will be based on the Z/X Code reunion manga adaptation that artist Takuya Fujima (Wei脽 Survive, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) and story creat...
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The Legends Behind the Characters of Fate/Apocrypha
Sep 18, 00:01
anime
One of the biggest appeals of the Fate franchise is the use of historical and mythological figures. Knowing about a character's backstory makes that character all the more interesting.
Sunday, September 17
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Fate/Apocrypha Anime Gets Episode 12.5 Recap
Sep 17, 23:30
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anime
The official website for the Fate/Apocrypha anime announced on Sunday that the anime will get an "episode 12.5" that will serve as a recap episode to tie together the anime's first and second cours. The episode will premiere on September 23. The anime will have a total of 25 episodes. The series premiered on July 1, and began its exclusive stream on Netflix on July 3. The show will premiere on Net...
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Saori Hayami Performs Ending Theme For Code:Realize Anime
Sep 17, 22:30
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music
Series based on Idea Factory's video game premieres on October 7
鈥 The official website for the Code:Realize television anime series revealed on Saturday that Saori Hayami will perform the ending theme song "twinkle." Hayami is also starring in the show as Cardia. The anime will premiere on October 7. The series will also stream on 18 online services in Japan starting on October 9. The anime stars: S...
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Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Film to Open Tokyo Int'l Film Festival
Sep 17, 21:30
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events
October 25 screening will mark world premiere ahead of December 1 wide release in Japan
鈥 The official website for the Tokyo International Film Festival announced on Saturday that the live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga will open the festival. The film will screen at the festival on October 25, and the screening will be the film's world premiere. The film will op...
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Wake Up, Girls! Shin Sh艒 Anime Reveals New Visual
Sep 17, 20:30
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The official website for the Wake Up, Girls! Shin Sh艒 (Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter) television anime series revealed a new key visual on Saturday. The tagline on the below image reads, "Everyone as one. A new chapter starts." The anime will premiere in Japan at night on Monday, October 9 at 2:05 a.m. (effectively Tuesday morning) on TV Tokyo. The show will also air on Sendai Broadcasting and AT-X ...
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Crunchyroll Streams Trinity Blood, Sands of Destruction Anime
Sep 17, 19:30
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anime
Also: Girls Bravo, Kaleido Star, Master of Martial Hearts, Kurau: Phantom Memory series
鈥 Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it has added the Sands of Destruction and Trinity Blood anime series to its catalog. Sands of Destruction is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Trinity Blood is available in the United States and Canada. Funimation...
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Crunchyroll Streams New English-subtitled Trailer for Black Clover Anime
Sep 17, 18:30
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anime
Anime premieres on October 3
鈥 Crunchyroll began streaming a third English-subtitled promotional video on Friday for the television anime adaptation of Y奴ki Tabata's Black Clover manga The video previews the anime's opening song "Haruka Mirai" by Kankaku Piero. The video features the same footage as the trailer streamed on the official website last week. The anime stars: Newcomer Gakuto Kajiwara as A...
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Fate/Grand Order App Hits 10 Million Downloads in Japan
Sep 17, 17:30
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games
Delight Works announced at a stage event at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair on Sunday that its Fate/Grand Order game has reached more than 10 million downloads in Japan. To celebrate, Delight Works is hosting a campaign for the game. In addition, players will receive 30 Saint Quartz if a Twitter post gets 100,000 retweets between now and September 24 at 6:00 p.m. As of press time the post...
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Series Finale: Re:CREATORS 鈥 Episode 22
Sep 17, 12:15
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anime
"The finale of Re:CREATORS may not be the most exciting of episodes, but it's the absolute perfect ending for this series."
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My Hero Academia 鈥 Episode 36
Sep 17, 11:11
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anime
"The students' Final Exams continue as we knock out the remaining challenges in the lead-up to Midoriya and Bakugo's match against All Might."
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Maximum the Hormone Band's Manga Launches
Sep 17, 10:45
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music
The manga inspired by the Maximum the Hormone band launched in this year's fall issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Aniki magazine on Friday. Band member Maximum the Ryo-kun is writing the story, and Hideaki Fujii (Battle Spirits: Sh艒nen Toppa Bashin, LBX - Little Battlers eXperience, Shin Megamitensei DEVIL CHILDREN) is drawing the series. The story of the manga, titled Maximum the Ryo-kun no Hissats...
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Meowth Prepares for Trouble at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Sep 17, 08:45
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Following in the footsteps of a Squirtle, who debuted as a plush at the chain in June, the newest member of Build-A-Bear Workshop's Pok茅mon line is Meowth. Build-A-Bear Workshop began offering Meowth as a plush on Thursday. The Meowth set exclusive to the retailer's online shop includes Meowth, a Quick Ball hoodie, a Team Rocket hoodie, an online-only sound chip with six Meowth sounds, and an exc...
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Delicious in Dungeon Manga Animated PV Cooks Up Mushroom Men
Sep 17, 07:45
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manga
Scrounging up tasty cuisine in the darkest depths of a dungeon is tough going for adventurers. Ry艒ko Kui's Delicious in Dungeon manga follows the knight Laios in a month-long race against the clock to confront the dragon that ate his sister, and that means cooking up what he can find in its lair. The manga's fifth volume was released on August 10. The staff decided to celebrate by creating a stop-...
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Kirby 25th Anniversary Poll Lets Fans Vote for Favorite Copy Ability
Sep 17, 06:45
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games
Nintendo opened voting on Thursday for a poll that asks fans what their favorite Copy Ability from the Kirby video game series is. The poll is marking both the franchise's 25th anniversary and the upcoming release of the Kirby: Battle Royale game. Fans can choose their favorite Copy Ability from a list of 57 options. The Copy Abilities available in the poll are (listed in the order they appear in ...
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Altair: A Record of Battles 鈥 Episode 10
Sep 17, 06:01
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anime
"Things are really heating up for Torqye, and Mahmut's going to have to really step it up if he wants to be successful."
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Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul 鈥 Episode 22
Sep 17, 05:01
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anime
"This episode continues the final quarter's fairly steep downward trajectory, delivering not much in the way of action to make room for a lot of character reveals that don't make much sense."
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Actor Tadanobu Asano Becomes Pikachu Fan in Pokk茅n Tournament DX Ad
Sep 17, 04:45
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games
Actors Tadanobu Asano (live-action Parasyte's Got艒, live-action Kiki's Delivery Service's Dr. Ishi) and Mana Ashida (live-action Bunny Drop's Rin, Pacific Rim's young Mako) star in a new television commercial for the Pokk茅n Tournament DX game that debuted on Thursday. Although initially unenthusiastic, Asano becomes "Pikachu Man" in the video and yells "Go, Pikachu!," "Thunderbolt, Pika鈥!," and ot...
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Vatican Miracle Examiner 鈥 Episode 11
Sep 17, 04:01
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anime
"While this episode is about three times sillier than anything from the Hitler arc, it's only about ten percent as entertaining."
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Make Your Own Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Film Trailer
Sep 17, 03:45
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The official website for the Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution film series began a special promotion for the first film on Thursday. Fans can access a trailer maker page on the website to create their own original anime trailers. First, people must choose four of 20 possible three-second videos to include in the trailer. Then, they can choose between Hiroya Ozaki's "Glory Days" theme son...
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Made in Abyss 鈥 Episode 11
Sep 17, 03:01
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"With only an episode's worth of screen-time under their belt, Nanachi has already managed to become a delightful and essential addition to Made in Abyss' universe."
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Unison Square Garden, Mikako Komatsu Perform Welcome to the Ballroom Anime's New Theme Songs
Sep 17, 02:45
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"Invisible Sensation," "Swing heart direction" debut in anime next Saturday
鈥 The official websites for the musical artists Unison Square Garden and Mikako Komatsu announced on Saturday that they are returning to the Welcome to the Ballroom anime to perform its new theme songs. Unison Square Garden (pictured right) performs the new opening "Invisible Sensation," while Komatsu (pictured below) sings t...
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Yen Press Launches Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One Manga Simultaneously With Japan
Sep 17, 01:45
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manga
Kento Eida debuted spinoff of Goblin Slayer! light novels on Friday
鈥 Yen Press announced on Friday that it is launching the Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One manga in English that day 鈥 which is also the same day it debuted in Japan. Artist Kento Eida is serializing this manga spinoff of Kumo Kagyu's Goblin Slayer! light novel series in Shueisha's Young Gangan magazine in Japan. SB Creative publish...
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J奴ni Taisen: Zodiac War Anime's 3rd Promo Video Reveals Opening Song
Sep 17, 00:50
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Rock band Panorama Panama Town performs "Rapture" theme; video previews story's past
鈥 The official website for the television anime of the J奴ni Taisen: Zodiac War light novel series began streaming the third promotional video on Saturday. The video previews scenes set in the past that was not depicted in the original light novel series. It also introduces the opening theme song "Rapture" by the rock...
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You鈥檝e Probably Never Seen the True Final Episode to Eureka Seven: AO
Sep 17, 00:01
anime
Which is a shame, because it's pretty darn good conclusion.
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No Game, No Life Zero
Sep 17, 00:00
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Despite being a far-flung film prequel to its source material, No Game No Life Zero might just outshine the original TV series. Kim Morrissy breaks down what makes this movie shine.
鈥 No Game No Life Zero isn't like the No Game No Life you've seen before. It takes all the interesting themes of the original TV series and peels away all the fanservice and frivolities, resulting in a tonally different n...
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Funimation Lists Hundred, Taboo Tattoo for BD/DVD Release
Sep 16, 11:00
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Both series listed with English dubs
鈥 Funimation is listing Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack releases for the Hundred and Taboo Tattoo anime. Both are listed with both English and Japanese language tracks. Hundred will ship on December 19. The show initially premiered in April 2016 and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The 12-episode series adapts Jun Misaki's light novel series of the same na...
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Spike Chunsoft Streams Teaser for Attack on Titan 2 3DS Game
Sep 16, 10:00
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Game ships November 30 in Japan
鈥 Spike Chunsoft began streaming a teaser trailer for its Shingeki no Kyojin 2 ~Mirai no Zahy艒~ (Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates) Nintendo 3DS game on Friday. The game will ship on November 30 in Japan. The game has a story mode, which follows the plot of the anime's second season, and a "world mode," where players create teams of four to take on missions. Spike ...
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Konami Reveals Tokimeki Idol Smartphone Game
Sep 16, 09:00
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Tokimeki Memorial spinoff game slated for this winter
鈥 Konami Digital Entertainment announced on Friday that it is developing a new game titled Tokimeki Idol in anticipation of a winter release on iOS and Android. In the "idol communication game," the player spends daily life with 15 up-and-coming idols at a music school. The game will be free to play with items available for purchase. There will be...
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Seven Seas Licenses Go For It, Nakamura! Boys-Love Manga
Sep 16, 08:47
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Shy boy tries to confess to his crush in single-volume manga
鈥 Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Syundei's Go For It, Nakamura! (Ganbare! Nakamura-kun!!) manga. The single volume is slated for print and digital release on July 3, 2018. Seven Seas describes the romantic comedy: Nakamura is a shy boy who falls in love at first sight with one of his classmates鈥揾is dreamy ...
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Voice Actors Akira Ishida, Akira Kamiya to Attend Nerima Anime Carnival
Sep 16, 08:45
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Nerima Anime Carnival is an anime festival organized by various anime-related companies that takes place every fall in Tokyo's Nerima ward. This year's Nerima Anime Carnival will showcase the hit film In This Corner of the World, the anime Sh艒wa Genroku Rakugo Shinj奴, and Tatsunoko Production, a prolific anime studio celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. The free event will be held on Octob...
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Etrian Odyssey V Game's Videos Preview Rover, Necromancer Classes
Sep 16, 08:00
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Atlus USA to release 3DS game on October 17
鈥 Atlus USA began streaming two new trailers for its upcoming Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Nintendo 3DS game on Friday. The videos preview the Rover and Necromancer classes. The company previously streamed trailers for the Fencer, Dragoon, Warlock, Masurao, Botanist, and Pugilist classes. Atlus USA will release the game on October 17. The launch editio...
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Sanrio Collaboration, Art Exhibit Mark Rozen Maiden Manga's 15th Anniversary
Sep 16, 07:45
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Peach-Pit's Rozen Maiden manga is collaborating with some of Sanrio's most popular characters to celebrate the series' 15th anniversary. Kuromi, Pompompurin, Little Twin Stars, Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Cinnamoroll will appear as Rozen Maiden-style dolls on a clear file that will bundle with the October issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine on September 19. The Rozen Maiden 0 manga will also f...
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Seven Seas Licenses Himouto! Umaru-chan Manga
Sep 16, 07:02
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Manga inspired 2015 anime; 2nd season premieres in October
鈥 Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Sankaku Head's Himouto! Umaru-chan manga. The first volume is slated for print and digital release on May 22. Seven Seas describes the story: In public, Umaru Doma appears to be the perfect high school student: hard-working, refined, and totally responsible. But the minute sh...
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Sega Unveils Popolocrois Monogatari Smartphone Game
Sep 16, 07:00
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Game follows characters 8 years after original story
鈥 Sega Game announced on Friday that it will unveil a Popolocrois smartphone game titled Popolocrois Monogatari ~ Narcia no Namida to Y艒sei no Fue (Popolocrois Story: Narcia's Tears and the Fairy's Flute) at its Tokyo Game Show stage event on September 23. The new game's story will take place eight years after the original story. Pietro and Narcia ...
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Seven Seas Licenses Hungry For You: Endo Yasuko Stalks the Night Yuri Manga
Sep 16, 05:58
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Girl's classmate might be a vampire in manga debuting May 15
鈥 Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Flowerchild's Hungry For You: Endo Yasuko Stalks the Night (Endo Yasuko wa Yomayoich艒 ni Kakureteru) manga. The first volume is slated for print release on May 15. Seven Seas describes the "girl-meets-girl-who-might-be-a-vampire story" as follows: In a gloomy town, where th...
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Super Mario Odyssey Game Gets Nintendo Switch Bundle at Launch
Sep 16, 05:45
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Nintendo revealed more details for the Super Mario Odyssey game for the Nintendo Switch during its Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday. The company announced that the game will get a Nintendo Switch bundle with a themed carrying case and red Joy-Con controllers. The video embedded below also reveals the game's Shiveria and Bubblaine areas, more story details, Snapshot Mode, and the three ami...
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Seven Seas Licenses If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Manga
Sep 16, 05:13
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J-Novel club is publishing light novel series digitally
鈥 Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Hota's manga adaptation of CHIROLU's If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Uchi no Musume no Tame Naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Ma艒 mo Taoseru Kamoshirenai.) light novel series. The first volume is slated for print and digital release on May 1. Seven Seas descri...
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Hitori Gurashi no Sh艒gakusei Anime's Promo Video Streamed
Sep 16, 05:00
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Anime premieres on "Vertical Anime" app on October 10
鈥 The official Twitter account for Production I.G's "Tate Anime" (Vertical Anime) app began streaming a promotional video for its anime adaptation of K艒ichir艒 Matsushita's Hitori Gurashi no Sh艒gakusei (Latchkey Grade Schooler) manga on Friday. 銆怭V鍏枊!銆戙偪銉嗐偄銉嬨儭銇10鏈10鏃(鐏)銈堛倞閰嶄俊銇曘倢銈嬨屻伈銇ㄣ倞鏆倝銇椼伄灏忓鐢熴嶃伄PV銇屻仱銇勩伀鍏枊銇曘倢銇俱仐銇!閰嶄俊鏃ャ伨銇фソ銇椼伩銇亰寰呫仭銇忋仩銇曘亜鈾猦ttps://t.co/1RUP04JyGV#銈裤儐銈€儖銉 #涓...
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Pok茅 Ball, Pikachu 2DS XL Variants Ship in November
Sep 16, 04:45
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Nintendo revealed new features for the Pok茅mon Ultra Sun and Pok茅mon Ultra Moon games during the Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday. In addition to previewing the new features, Nintendo's latest video for the games reveals that the Pok茅 Ball Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL will ship in North America on November 3. Two Pok茅mon-themed New Nintendo 2DS LL variants will ship in Japan on November 17...
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Girls' Last Tour Anime Reveals 2 New Visuals
Sep 16, 04:00
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The official Twitter account for the television anime of Tsukumizu's Girls' Last Tour (Sh艒jo Sh奴matsu Ryok艒) manga revealed two new visuals on Friday. The anime will premiere on the AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11 channels on October 6. It will also run on TV Aichi on October 7, and on TVQ on October 9. Yen Press licensed the original manga and is releasing it in English. The company d...
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Man-gatar艒 Publishes One Piece Parody Manga to Promote New Series
Sep 16, 03:45
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This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is publishing the first chapter of Man-gatar艒's (Gatar艒 Man) Chin Piece parody manga on Saturday. The chapter, titled "Romance Dawn -B艒ken no Yoake," will be the only installment of a series that the magazine suggests is a promotion for an untitled series that Man-gatar艒 will launch next month. The Chin Piece manga is a parody of Eii...
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Live-Action Yowamushi Pedal Actor Injured During Filming
Sep 16, 03:00
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Eiji Takigawa injured while cycling downhill on Friday
鈥 Actor Eiji Takigawa was seriously injured while filming the live-action Yowamushi Pedal 2 television series in Yamanashi Prefecture at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday. According to police, he received serious injuries on his whole body, and he is currently hospitalized. At the time of the accident, the 38-year-old was filming for the series on a road...
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ANNCast - Little Witch Academia
Sep 16, 03:00
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Zac and Jacob smack their brooms together and head on a magical journey through Studio Trigger's foray into family-friendly fantasy: it's Little Witch Academia!
鈥 ANNCast Episode 305 - Little Witch Academia Zac and Jacob smack their brooms together and head on a magical journey through Studio Trigger's foray into family-friendly fantasy: it's Little Witch Academia! You can listen to the show on our ...
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Answerman - What's The Worst Anime Release You've Ever Seen?
Sep 16, 02:30
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There have been a LOT of really screwy anime releases, discs with the wrong subtitles and audio tracks, but what's the WORST one? Justin has one in mind...
鈥 Anonymous asked: Just curious, what's the single worst anime home video release you've ever seen? From any era, VHS, DVD, bluray, whatever the single worst one you can think of is. In Japan, the worst release has to be of the film Gundress, whi...
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Voice Actor, Sound Director Toshihiko Nakajima Passes Away at 55
Sep 16, 02:00
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Aichi native voiced characters in Sakura Wars, Gundam, Hajime no Ippo
鈥 Voice actor and sound director Toshihiko Nakajima passed away in a Tokyo hospital on September 8. The cause of death was not revealed, but he had been fighting an illness for some time. He was 55. A funeral will be held for close family members. Nakajima was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1962. He is known for voicing characters in ...
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Fujita's Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashi Wins Web Manga General Election
Sep 16, 01:45
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Pixiv and Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc's "Web Manga General Election" announced its winners last week. 50 selected titles vied for the prize from 1,600 nominations. Ultimately, Fujita's Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii took the top spot. The manga is on a roll this year, nominated in the Best General Manga category for the 41st annual Kodansha Manga Awards in April, ranked #9 on bookshop owner's recommend...
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Osake wa F奴fu ni Natte kara Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals Theme Song Artist
Sep 16, 01:00
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Cellchrome performs song for series premiering on October 3
鈥 The official website for the television anime adaptation of Crystal na Y艒suke's Osake wa F奴fu ni Natte kara manga began streaming a promotional video for the series on Friday. The video reveals and previews Cellchrome's theme song "Don't Let Me Down" for the anime. The four-member rock band Cellchrome is based in Nagoya. The group performe...
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Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san Comedy Manga Gets Anime
Sep 16, 00:05
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anime
Honda's story about skeleton working in bookstore debuted in 2015
鈥 The official website for Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine revealed that Honda's Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skeleton Bookstore Employee Honda) manga is getting an anime adaptation. The wraparound jacket band on the series' third compiled book volume will feature the announcement when it ships on September 27. The comedy manga'...
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Sasuke amp; Sakura's Marriage Has a Balance That's Hard to See
Sep 16, 00:01
anime
While Sasuke being out of the house all the time might make him look like a terrible husband, there's a balance and trust between these two that's often overlooked.
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Gamers! 鈥 Episode 10
Sep 16, 00:00
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anime
"There are a lot of neat ideas here, so it's a shame that their presentation ends up being so rushed."
Friday, September 15
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Seven Senses of the Re'Union/Shichisei no Subaru Novels Get TV Anime
Sep 15, 23:27
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anime
Story of childhood friends playing MMORPG debuted in 2015
鈥 Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint announced on Friday that Noritake Tao and Booota's Shichisei no Subaru (Seven Senses of the Re'Union) novels are getting a television anime adaptation. In the novels' story, there was once a legendary party named Subaru in the globally popular MMORPG Union. The group was made of elementary school friends. Th...
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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Game's 4th 'Roll Call' Character Video Posted
Sep 15, 22:30
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PS4/PS Vita game ships later this month in N. America, Europe
鈥 NIS America began streaming a video for its upcoming Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki) mystery game on Thursday. The fourth "roll call" video highlights some of the game's characters, including Kaede Akamatsu, Rantaro Amami, Miu Iruma, Kokichi Oma, Monotaro, and Monokid. Digital pre-order...
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Eureka 7 Hi-Evolution Anime Film Previews Hardfloor's Insert Song in Video
Sep 15, 21:45
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anime
1st film in planned trilogy opens in Japan on Saturday
鈥 Bandai Visual began streaming a new music video on Friday for the upcoming first Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution anime film. The video previews Hardfloor's insert song "Acperience7_eureka_mix." The original Eureka Seven series itself contained numerous references to Hardfloor (including four episodes named after the duo's "Acperienc...
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Free! Take Your Marks Anime Film's Trailer Previews Style Five's Theme Song
Sep 15, 21:15
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anime
Film telling 4 sequel stories premieres on October 28
鈥 The official website for the Free! Take Your Marks anime film began streaming a trailer on Friday for the film. The trailer previews Style Five's theme song "Free - Style Spirit." The video also previews all four stories that the film will tell. The film is a sequel to the Free! -Timeless Medley- compilation films. The story takes place in March...
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Mr. Osomatsu Anime's 2nd Season Previewed in Promo Video
Sep 15, 20:45
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New series with returning staff, cast premieres on October 2
鈥 The official website for the Mr. Osomatsu television anime series began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the anime's second season. The anime will premiere at 25:35 on October 2 (effectively 1:35 a.m. on October 3) on TV Tokyo and TV Aichi, and it will also run on the TV Osaka, AT-X, and BS Japan channels. Yoichi Fujita is retu...
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Nights of Azure 2 Game's Story Trailer Posted
Sep 15, 20:30
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games
Game launches in N. America for PS4, Switch, PC on October 24, in Europe on October 27
鈥 KOEI Tecmo America began streaming a story trailer with English subtitles on Wednesday for the upcoming game Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Yoru no Nai Kuni 2 ~Shingetsu no Hanayome~) game. Koei Tecmo previously streamed a trailer that introduced the game's main characters. Koei Tecmo Games and Gust re...
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Silver Link Reveals Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari TV Anime For January Debut
Sep 15, 20:11
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"Academy comedy x battle action" series stars Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Takuya Sat艒
鈥 Anime studio SILVER LINK opened a website on Friday to reveal the Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari (Butlers: A Millennium Century Story) television anime series. The "academy comedy x traditional battle action" series will premiere in January. The anime stars: Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Koma Jinguji, a second-year high school ...
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Secret of Mana Remake Game's Video Reveals Japanese Collector's Edition
Sep 15, 20:00
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Full 3D remake has new graphics, voice overs, rearranged music, slated for February 15
鈥 Square Enix began streaming a teaser trailer for its remake of the Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) game on Wednesday. While the video features the same footage as the previous teasers, it includes details on the game's Collector's Edition. The game's physical Collector's Edition release is available for both t...
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Game's Videos Preview Chris, Gamora's Moves
Sep 15, 19:30
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PS4/Xbox One/PC fighting game ships on September 19
鈥 Capcom began streaming two videos on Thursday and Friday for its upcoming Marvel vs. CAPCOM Infinite fighting game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The videos preview Chris and Gamora and show the movesets for each character. The game will ship on September 19. The game will have standard, deluxe, and collector's editions. Those who pre-order ...
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Character Trailer Highlights Freeza
Sep 15, 19:00
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3-vs-3 fighting game will have closed beta on September 16-18, before launching next February
鈥 Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new character trailer for it and Arc System Works' Dragon Ball FighterZ game on Thursday to introduce the character Freeza. Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the three-versus-three fighting game on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Bandai Namco ...
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.hack//G.U. Last Recode Opening Movie for Volume 1 Posted
Sep 15, 18:30
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PS4, PC game slated for November 1 in Japan, November 3 in N. America, late 2017 in Europe
鈥 Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a new video for .hack//G.U. Last Recode, its HD remaster of the .hack//G.U. game, on Friday. The video is the opening cinematic for .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth chapter included in the game. The game will launch in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PC on November 1, and on ...
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Bono Bono Anime's 81st Episode Adapts Story From Bono-chan Spinoff Manga
Sep 15, 18:00
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Episode debuting October 28 stars Takaaki It艒, Aya Ogata, Takuya Kotegawa
鈥 The official website for the new anime of Mikio Igarashi's four-panel gag comedy manga Bono Bono revealed on Friday that the anime's 81st episode will adapt a story from the Bono-chan spinoff manga. The episode, titled "Bono-chan ~ Tatte Miy艒" (Bono-chan Tries to Stand Up), will debut on October 28. The episode will star Taka...
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Encouragement of Climb/Yama no Susume OVA's Trailer Previews Full Theme Song
Sep 15, 17:30
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Single for Yuka Iguchi, Kana Asumi's theme ships on October 28
鈥 The official Twitter account for the Encouragement of Climb anime franchise began streaming a trailer for the Yama no Susume: Omoide Present (Memories Present) original video anime (OVA) on Friday. The video features the anime's full theme song "Omoide Creators" by Yuka Iguchi and Kana Asumi. The CD single for the theme song ships on Oc...
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Lost Sphear RPG's Trailer Previews Characters
Sep 15, 17:00
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Game ships on October 12 in Japan, January 23 in N. America/Europe
鈥 Square Enix began streaming a pre-launch trailer for Tokyo RPG Factory's Lost Sphear game on Wednesday. The video previews the main characters and includes gameplay footage. The game will launch in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on October 12. The game will arrive in North America and Europe for PS4, Switch, and PC on J...
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Onyankopon 3DCG 'Dance' Anime's Video Reveals More of Cast, October 6 Debut
Sep 15, 16:10
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New visual also unveiled for anime about West African god helping Japanese high school girls
鈥 The official website for the upcoming 3DCG "dance" anime Onyankopon unveiled a new promotional video, visual, cast, and October 6 premiere for the anime on Friday. The video describes the anime's story premise. The anime will premiere on October 6 on the MixChannel online streaming site, and will premiere o...
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'Just Because!' Original Anime Reveals Additional Cast
Sep 15, 15:35
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anime
Pet Girl of Sakurasou writer, SAO: Progressive artist depict graduating high school seniors
鈥 The official website for the Just Because! original anime project revealed additional cast for the anime on Friday. (Note: Name romanizations not official.) Arisa Sakuraba as Yoriko Inui Yuka Nukui as Sanae Takahashi Reina Kondo as T艒ka Suzuki Sayaka Senbongi as Mayuko Sat艒 K艒hei Amasaki as Junpei Saruwatari...
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Under the Dog Project to Launch New Kickstarter for Live-Action Short, Music Video
Sep 15, 14:55
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live-action
Project's "phase two" will also get theatrical release, aims to produce television anime
鈥 The Kickstarter campaign page for the Under the Dog anime project announced on Thursday that the project will launch a new Kickstarter campaign to produce a live-action short and a new theme song with a music video. The project is described as "phase two" to produce an eventual television anime. The announcemen...
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1st Code Geass Compilation Film's Trailer Shows New Scenes
Sep 15, 14:25
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anime
Visual also posted for trilogy's 1st film opening October 21
鈥 The official website for the Code Geass project began streaming a new trailer promotional video and revealed a new visual on Friday for Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch - K艒d艒 (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - The Awakening Path), the first of the planned compilation film trilogy for the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code ...
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Gundam Versus Videos Introduce Phantom Gundam, Nightingale
Sep 15, 12:00
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games
Gundam Unicorn also showcased in video
鈥 Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming videos introducing two new playable pilot and mobile suit pairs for its Gundam Versus PlayStation 4 game on Thursday. Both characters will join the game in an update on September 26. The first video introduces Font Baud and Phantom Gundam from the Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost manga. The second video introduces...
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Cowboy Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe Directs Blade Runner Anime Short
Sep 15, 09:47
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anime
Cygame Pictures animates short that takes place between original film and sequel
鈥 Director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) is directing an animated short tie-in to the Blade Runner 2049 film, which opens in Japan on October 27. The short is titled "Blade Runner Black Out 2022." Sony Pictures Japan began streaming a preview showcasing some designs and animation tests for the shor...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, September 3-9
Sep 15, 09:20
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anime
Pok茅mon Sun amp; Moon, Yo-kai Watch, My Hero Academia, Snack World, Soreike! Anpanman in top 10
鈥 Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi September 8 (Fri) 19:30 24 min. 7.2 Doraemon TV Asahi September 8 (Fri) 19:00 30 min. 6.5 Detective Conan NTV September 9 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 6.3 Pok茅mon Sun amp; Moon TV Tokyo September 7 (Thurs) 18:55 30 min. 3.5 Yo-kai Watch ...
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Manga Book Aims to Explain Vladimir Putin
Sep 15, 08:45
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manga
Although reportedly popular in his own country, President of Russia Vladimir Putin faces criticism from people in many countries, including Japan. To explain the world leader's complex personal history, East Press released the Manga de Wakaru Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Understanding Through Manga: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin) manga book on Monday. Toe Shinme drew the manga, and journalist Kenr...
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Harmony Gold's Macross, Mospeada, Southern Cross Licenses Still Expire in 2021
Sep 15, 08:20
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anime
industry
California court upholds 2002 agreement with Tatsunoko
鈥 A California court in June upheld a license agreement between Harmony Gold USA, Inc. and Tatsunoko Production, affirming that Harmony Gold's license to The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada will expire on March 14, 2021. Harmony Gold can continue to make derivative works, ...
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Seven Seas Licenses How to Treat Magical Beasts Manga
Sep 15, 07:13
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manga
Manga about veterinarian for magical creatures debuts in May
鈥 Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed Kajiya's How to Treat Magical Beasts (Watashi to Sensei no Genj奴 Shinry艒roku) manga. The first volume is slated for print and digital release on May 22, 2018. Seven Seas describes the story: It is a time when humans have begun to forget magic, and science has risen to tak...
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Kana Hanazawa Stars in Upcoming Anime Promo Video for Robot Novel
Sep 15, 06:45
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Voice actress Kana Hanazawa is starring as the heroine in an anime promotional video for Y奴suke Yamada's Boku wa Robot Goshi no Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (I fall in love with you through a robot) novel. Kawade Shobo Shinsha will release the novel as Yamada's first work in four years on October 21. A-1 Pictures (Your Lie in April, Sword Art Online) is producing the animation for the video. The 22-year-ol...
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Seven Seas Licenses How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Manga
Sep 15, 05:43
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manga
Gamer goes to another world with 2 slaves in manga debuting March 13
鈥 Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed Naoto Fukuda's How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (Isekai Ma艒 to Sh艒kan Sh艒jo no Dorei Majutsu) manga. The first volume is slated for print and digital release on March 13. Seven Seas describes the story: An elite but socially-stunted gamer finds himself in another wo...
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Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash Videos Introduce Main Characters
Sep 15, 05:15
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games
Also: Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal video streamed
鈥 XSEED Games began streaming two videos introducing the characters from its Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash PlayStation 4 game on Thursday. Each video focuses on characters from a different school. Gessan Girls' Academy Hanzo National Academy XSEED Games will release the game with both physical and digital limited editions on September 26. The digit...
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Suzuki Swift Sport Gets Action-Packed Live-Action, Anime-Style Hybrid Ad
Sep 15, 04:45
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Recently, car companies have gone full speed ahead to attract nerds with disposable income. The biggest example is Toyota and its campaign for the C-HR crossover SUV that included multiple ads featuring Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga, Tetsuo Hara's Fist of the North Star manga, CAPCOM's Street Fighter II game, and Takara Tomy's Tomica toy cars. The company has also gone on to create campaigns with ...
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Seven Seas Licenses The Dungeon of the Black Company Manga
Sep 15, 04:20
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manga
Series follows lazy guy who gets terrible job in a fantasy world
鈥 Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Y艒hei Yasumura's The Dungeon of the Black Company (Meiky奴 Black Company) manga. The first volume is slated for print and digital release on May 22, 2018. Seven Seas describes the story: Kinji, who lacks any kind of work ethic, is a layabout in his modern life. One day, ...
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Tsumasaki no Uch奴 Live-Action Film Casts Tomoki Hirose, Kaori Nazuka
Sep 15, 04:15
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2018 film's 3 stills preview Aki, Anji, Y奴, Shiori
鈥 The staff of the live-action film adaptation of manni's Tsumasaki no Uch奴 (Tiptoe Universe) manga revealed two more cast members three new still images on Thursday. Tomoki Hirose will play Y奴 (seen in second image below), manager of the karaoke club where Aki and Anji (both seen in first image below) work, and Kaori Nazuka will play Shiori (seen in...
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91 Days 鈥 Episode 13
Sep 15, 04:01
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anime
Last summer's gangster drama series returns for one last OVA. Does it add anything worth watching for 91 Days fans?
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Sakura Quest 鈥 Episode 24
Sep 15, 03:17
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anime
"For a next-to-last episode that makes a point of downplaying its own stakes, it's still very affecting and enjoyable."
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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology 3DS Game's English Promo Video Streamed
Sep 15, 03:15
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games
Remake game ships in N. America in early 2018
鈥 Atlus USA began streaming a promotional video on Wednesday for its release of the Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Nintendo 3DS game. The video previews the English audio for the game. The game will ship in North America in early 2018. The launch edition of the game will bundle an art book and decal sheet while supplies last. Radiant Historia: Perfe...
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A Lovelorn Heidi Stars in Cup Noodle's Latest 'Hungry Days' Anime Ad
Sep 15, 03:15
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Nissin Foods' Cup Noodle brand is using nostalgia to appeal to potential customers in its "Hungry Days" campaign. The ads first starred a grown-up Kiki from Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service. In the ad, the now high school age witch confesses her feelings to Tombo. The campaign returned to its themes of young love blended with classic characters in a new ad that premiered on Wednesday. The 3...
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Detective Conan x Kyoto Crossover Merchandise Features Traditional Crafts, Snacks
Sep 15, 02:45
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merch
Detective Conan (Case Closed) is getting the traditional Kyoto treatment with a new line of collaboration merchandise that features Kyoto-style handicrafts and snacks. The merchandise is themed after the popular characters Conan Edogawa (Jimmy Kudo), Ai Haibara (Anita Hailey), Kaito Kid, and T艒ru Amuro. The items include Kyoto-style Nishijin-ori (Nishijin-weaving) wallets and smartphone pouches, ...
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations 鈥 Episode 24
Sep 15, 02:17
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"At the end of the day, this is far from a weak episode, but it's also a far cry from what last week's preview promised."
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Phantasy Star Online 2 Gets Switch Version in Japan in 2018
Sep 15, 02:15
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Free-to-play game to store data via cloud
鈥 Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday that Sega is developing a Nintendo Switch version of its Phantasy Star Online 2 game. The game, titled Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud, is slated to launch in Japan in 2018. The release will be a cloud game, allowing players to connect to a network and play with data stored in the cloud. P...
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Gintama. is Most Anticipated Anime of Fall 2017
Sep 15, 02:15
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anime
Vote in ANN's poll to chose your most anticipated Fall series!
鈥 The Charapedia website announced the results last Thursday of its poll asking readers which anime they are most anticipating for the Fall 2017 season. New seasons and sequels of beloved television anime dominated the results. The newest installment of the mega-popular anime Gintama came out on top in the poll. The series is returning on...
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This Week in Anime - What the Heck is 18if?
Sep 15, 02:01
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It's hands-down the weirdest anime of the summer season, but does its uniqueness alone make this indescribable oddity worth watching? This week in anime, we delve into the mysteries of 18if.
鈥 Slipping under the shadow of bigger titles this season is 18if, an inscrutable little Gonzo series that doesn't really look like anything else out there, because it looks totally different from episode to episo...
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Saki Manga's Achiga-hen Spinoff Gets Live-Action TV Series, Film
Sep 15, 01:25
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live-action
4-episode series debuts in December, film opens in January
鈥 This year's 19th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Ritz Kobayashi's Saki manga will get a second live-action project. The project will include a live-action television series and a live-action film adapting the Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A spinoff manga. The live-action series will have four episodes ...
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'Fireworks' Anime Film Falls to #8 at Japanese Box Office
Sep 15, 01:15
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live-action
Gekij艒ban Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Sekka no Chikai tops mini-theater ranking for 3rd straight weekend
鈥 The live-action Kimi no Suiz艒 o Tabetai (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) film fell from #5 to #7 in its seventh weekend from September 9-10. The film ranked at #6 from September 8-10, earning 71,550,000 yen (about US$646,454). The film has a cumulative gross of 3,052,806,400 yen (US$27,582,105)...
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Good Morning Call Live-Action Show Gets 2nd Season About College Life
Sep 15, 00:45
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live-action
10-episode 2nd season has original story, premieres on September 22
鈥 Fuji TV announced on Wednesday that it is producing a sequel series for the live-action series adaptation of Yue Takasuka's sh艒jo manga Good Morning Call. The new series, titled Good Morning Call - our campus days, will have a completely original story, and will focus on Yoshikawa and Uehara's college life. The 10-episode series wi...
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Everyone's Getting Married Manga Goes on Hiatus, Approaches Climax
Sep 15, 00:15
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manga
Manga launched in 2014, Viz Media releases manga in N. America
鈥 The October issue of Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine revealed on Friday that Izumi Miyazono's Everyone's Getting Married (Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu) manga will go on hiatus due to Miyazono giving birth. The magazine will announce when the manga will continue at a later date. The manga's eighth volume, which also shipped ...
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Why Altair is Both the Hero and Villain of Re:Creators
Sep 15, 00:01
anime
Altair, the Military Uniform Princess, wants to destroy our world, but whether that makes her hero or villain is entirely based upon how much you sympathize with her.
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