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            Captivated, by You GN

            It's an odd book to be sure, but sometimes we all need reminding that life can be weird – whether we make it that way deliberately or not. ― Captivated, by You – not to be confused with the manhwa Totally Captivated or the contemporary romance novel by Sylvia Day, which has the same title sans comma – is an odd book. That may be entirely deliberate on the part of creator Yama Wayama, who originally p...
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            The Best and Worst of Summer 2021, Sep 2-8

            Love Live dips to #8 this week, allowing Iruma-kun to overtake it in the cumulative! Find out how your favorites show fared in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 24 anime series of the Summer 2021 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these r...
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            MAO GN 1

            Takahashi's latest seems to borrow elements from her previous popular works, but does it add anything new to her tried and true recipe? ― MAO is the latest series from manga great Rumiko Takahashi. At first glance it has elements of both of her most recent titles and a few others as a bonus: Mao himself is an exorcist (similarly to Rinne) and he's involved with yokai à la Inu Yasha, with whom he may ...
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            Gridman - The Hyper Agent

            This set should have been a landmark release, but while the visual and audio presentation are top-notch, we unfortunately now must address the elephant in the room: The subtitles. ― Previously codified as a cult-classic curiosity, the last few years have been kind to the notoriety of Gridman The Hyper Agent. The international accessibility of its Ultra-Series forbears has increased, and the show itse...
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            Otherside Picnic GN 1

            Otherside Picnic creates a creepy world that gives a sense of vast, unexplored space and dangers lurking just below your line of sight. ― Iori Miyazawa's yuri (or yuri-flavored, in the case of early volumes) science fiction/horror series Otherside Picnic began life as a light novel series before being adapted into both anime and manga formats, with the former preceding the latter in date. While all t...
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            My Hero Academia Film Returns to #1, Belle Drops to #3

            Prince of Tennis CG film makes top 10 in 2nd weekend My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, rose from #4 to #1 in its sixth weekend. The film earned 155,064,200 yen (about US$1.41 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 2,904,730,700 yen (about US$26.41 million). The film sold 101,000 tickets over the w...
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            Inuyasha Composer Kaoru Wada Discharged From COVID-19 Hospitalization

            Composer was hospitalized late last month ― Composer Kaoru Wada revealed on Tuesday that he was hospitalized late last month due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but has been discharged. He added that he will slowly return to work as he recovers. He added he is undergoing rehabilitation after having been bedridden. Wada has composed music for a number of anime, including Inuyasha, Samurai 7...

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            Dua Lipa's 'Levitating' Song Gets Anime Music Video With Nostalgic 80s Style

            English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa's song "Levitating" has received an official Japanese animated music video with a nostalgic 80s visual style. NOSTALOOK, an animation group who specializes in creating works reminiscent of retro Japanese anime, is credited for the animation. Yu Tsubaki is the video's creative director, and Kenta Orisaka is the art director and writer. Yuta Ueno is the producer. "...
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            Shang-Chi's Simu Liu Stars in Bright: Samurai Soul Anime Film's English Dub

            Fred Mancuso, Yuzu Harada also star in Netflix's October 12 film ― Netflix revealed the English dub cast and an updated story synopsis on Monday for Bright: Samurai Soul, its new anime film based on the 2017 Bright live-action film that starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The English dub cast features Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Star Wars: Visions) as Izo, Fred Mancuso as R...
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            Netflix's Bright: Samurai Soul Anime Film Reveals Promo Video, Cast, October 12 Debut

            Yūki Nomura, Daisuke Hirakawa, Shion Wakayama star in film spinoff of Bright live-action film ― Netflix revealed a promotional video, key art, and the main cast on Tuesday for Bright: Samurai Soul, its new anime film based on the 2017 Bright live-action film that starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The film will debut on Netflix on October 12. Yūki Nomura — a Kyōgen stage actor — will make his voic...
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            Edens Zero ? Episode 5-6

            I like how Mashima subverts our expectations a bit with the “travel to the past'' plotline while finding a rather unique way to basically have his cake and eat it too.
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            Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Game's Development Report Trailer Previews Demons

            Game launches on October 15 ― Sega began streaming the third development report trailer for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan) game. The behind-the-scenes video previews demons from the game's Adventure Mode: Swamp Demon, Susamaru, Yahaba, Kyogai, and Rui. The game will launch in North America and Europe for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, ...
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            Evangelion Ichiban Kuji Prizes Include Long-Haired Rei Figure

            Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji lottery will be offering a figure of a long-haired Rei Ayanami from as she appears in Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time as the E prize of its February 2022 lineup. The lineup features figures and merch that are inspired by the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy. Here's a look at some of the prizes: A Prize: Eva Unit 01 PVC Figure B Prize: Eva Unit 13 PVC Figure C Prize:...
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            Girlfriend, Girlfriend ? Episode 11

            This was also the first episode in a while where it feels like the comedy was really undercutting some of the serious stuff that the characters were trying to talk about, and that's a shame because a lot of it was really good.
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            J-Novel Club Adds 4 New Light Novels, 1 New Manga

            New licenses include Private Tutor to the Duke's Daughter, Full Clearing Another World under a Goddess with Zero Believers ― J-Novel Club announced the license of four new light novels and one new manga on Monday: Title: Goodbye Otherworld, See You Tomorrow Author(s): Kazamidori with illustrations by Nimoshi Release Date: September 13 Summary: The world he woke up in is long dead, dusted in ashen pow...
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            Macross Director/Designer Shoji Kawamori Designs Reaper Skin for Call of Duty: Mobile

            Anime-inspired "Ashura" skin launched in-game last Thursday ― Anime director and mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori designed a Reaper character skin for Season 7 of the Call of Duty: Mobile game. The anime-inspired "Ashura" skin was made available in-game last Thursday. “When I was thinking about the mecha design of the robot weapons in Call of Duty: Mobile, which has a military-style worldview, I in...
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            Tokyo Revengers ? Episode 23

            With our finale next week we'll doubtlessly dig back into the drama and mystery of Toman's past and future, but for a palate-cleansing pit-stop this week does the trick.
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            The Detective Is Already Dead ? Episode 11

            In this week's episode, we find out that Siesta does resemble at least one other famous detective: Batman! No, no, stay with me here.
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            Sailor Moon's DiC English Dub Cues Finally See the Light of Day

            DiC Entertainment's English dub for Sailor Moon is nostalgic for many English-speaking fans who grew up with the series over 20 years ago. The series featured a different soundtrack from the Japanese version, composed by Bob Summers at the Don Perry Music company. An early soundtrack for the series, created during the production of the dub, has finally been unearthed after all these years. Online ...
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            Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story ? Episode 20

            I still have some concerns when it comes to the pacing of these final episodes, but man, it could have been so much worse.
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            Fena: Pirate Princess ? Episode 6

            This week, as you may have noticed, things take a turn for the increasingly Biblical with the addition of Eden.
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            Kentarou Miura, Studio Gaga's Duranki Manga Ends

            Manga gets compiled book volume on December 24 ― The October 1 issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal Zero magazine confirmed on Monday that Duranki (Duruanki), a manga based on Berserk creator Kentarou Miura's original story, has ended. The decision to end the manga came after careful consideration and discussions between the editors and Studio Gaga following Miura's passing on May 6. The manga will rec...
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            Captivated, by You GN

            It's an odd book to be sure, but sometimes we all need reminding that life can be weird – whether we make it that way deliberately or not. ― Captivated, by You – not to be confused with the manhwa Totally Captivated or the contemporary romance novel by Sylvia Day, which has the same title sans comma – is an odd book. That may be entirely deliberate on the part of creator Yama Wayama, who originally p...
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            Right Stuf, Tokyopop Offer Reprint of Aria Manga in Masterpiece Edition

            Collector's edition will receive 'final' reprint if each volume gets 900 preorders ― Right Stuf, Inc. announced in partnership with Tokyopop on Monday that they will reprint all seven volumes of Aria The Masterpiece, the special collector's edition of Kozue Amano's Aria manga, individually and in a complete series bundle for one final run — if each volume receives 900 preorders. Preorders will be ope...
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            The Honor Student at Magic High School ? Episode 11

            This is the point in The Irregular at Magic High School where everything becomes hyper-focused on Tatsuya and the most Miyuki does is sit in the audience and cheer her brother on.
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            Kei Sanbe's Island in a Puddle Manga Ends on September 28

            Manga's 5th, final volume will ship on November 22 ― This year's 19th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kei Sanbe's Island in a Puddle (Mizutamari ni Ukabu Shima) manga will end in the magazine's 20th issue on September 28. Amazon is listing that the manga's fifth volume will be the final volume. The volume will ship on November 22. Sanbe launched the manga in Kodansha's E...
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            Glaeolia 2 Anthology, The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud Manga Collection Nominated for 2021 Ignatz Awards

            Drawn & Quarterly released Kuniko Tsurita's manga collection in July 2020 ― The Small Press Expo event announced its nominees for the 2021 Ignatz Awards on September 1. Glacier Bay Books' Glaeolia 2 collection of indie manga has been nominated in the "Outstanding Anthology" category. Also nominated is Garo cartoonist Kuniko Tsurita's The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud manga collection in the "Outsta...
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            Inzai City Promotional Manga Inzai Aru Aru Gets Net Anime This Winter

            Actor Tetsuhiro Ikeda writes script for project ― A promotional website for the city of Inzai in Chiba prefecture announced on Monday that Yūhi Nakamura's Inzai Aru Aru manga is getting an anime that will premiere on YouTube this winter. The four-panel manga launched in 2019, and is a promotional manga for the city. The manga has a total of 11 chapters. The manga centers on a 10-year-old girl named S...
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            Fist of the North Star Musical Casts Singers May'n, Ayaka Hirahara as Yuria

            Musical debuts this December ― The official Twitter account for the Musical Fist of the North Star stage musical adaptation of Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's Fist of the North Star manga revealed on Monday singers Ayaka Hirahara (pictured left below) and May'n (pictured right below) will play Yuria in the musical. Dancer and actor Yūsuke ōnuki (The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED's Daisuke Kan...
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            Tsurune Anime Film's Promo Video Reveals 2022 Debut

            Kyoto Animation's original TV anime based on novel premiered in October 2018 ― Kyoto Animation began streaming a promotional video on Monday for its planned anime film in the Tsurune (Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu) anime franchise. The video reveals that the film will open in Japan in 2022, and also lists Takuya Yamamura as the returning director at Kyoto Animation. Kyoto Animation stated it will re...

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            Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for The Duke of Death and His Maid Anime

            Funimation began streaming 1st episode of English dub on Sunday ― Funimation announced the English dub cast for the television anime of Koharu Inoue's The Duke of Death and His Maid (Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid) manga on Friday. The company began streaming the first episode of the English dub on Sunday. The English dub cast includes: Clifford Chapin as The Duke Kristen McGuire as Alice Kayli Mills...
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            The Best and Worst of Summer 2021, Sep 2-8

            Love Live dips to #8 this week, allowing Iruma-kun to overtake it in the cumulative! Find out how your favorites show fared in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 24 anime series of the Summer 2021 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these r...
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            The Case Study of Vanitas ? Episode 11

            At first it seems like a goofy throwaway episode: Jeanne, mistakenly thinking that acting interested in Vanitas will fend him off, asks him on a date, Dante and Domi tail them, and Ruthven takes Noé out for tea.
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            Sonny Boy ? Episode 9

            Every dog has its day, and Yamabiko already had his obligatory one last week, so now it's time for Sonny Boy's talking feline trinity to paw their way onto center stage.
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            MAO GN 1

            Takahashi's latest seems to borrow elements from her previous popular works, but does it add anything new to her tried and true recipe? ― MAO is the latest series from manga great Rumiko Takahashi. At first glance it has elements of both of her most recent titles and a few others as a bonus: Mao himself is an exorcist (similarly to Rinne) and he's involved with yokai à la Inu Yasha, with whom he may ...
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            My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X ? Episode 11

            Among the many other things that happen in this episode, including the conclusion to the “Kidnapped Keith” storyline, we get a very firm reminder of why Catarina is so beloved.
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            Shonen Jump Launches Maporo 3-Gō's PPPPPP Manga

            Music-themed series launches on Saturday ― This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that it will launch Maporo 3-Gō's PPPPPP manga in the magazine's next issue on Saturday (Monday, September 20 is a holiday in Japan). The story will center on seven children who are born from the piano genius Gakuon Otogami. Maporo 3-Gō's "Hoshi no Alien ni Doryokushō" (Conso...

            Ippon Takegushi, Santa Mitarashi's Candy Flurry Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

            Duo launched candy-themed manga in April ― This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter on Monday of storywriter Ippon Takegushi and artist Santa Mitarashi's Candy Flurry (Ame no Furu) manga. The manga's second volume will ship on October 4 and the third volume will ship in December. Viz Media as well as Shueisha's MANGA Plus service are releasing the m...
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            Azur Lane Franchise Gets New Console Spinoff Game, Gridman/Dynazenon Collaboration

            Collaboration "coming soon" ― The "Azur Lane 4th Anniversary Live Stream" announced on Sunday that a new spinoff game project inspired by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi's Azur Lane smartphone game is launching. (The announcement describes the spinoff game as a "consumer game" — the Japanese classification for games for consoles or portable game systems, as opposed to PCs or phones.) The announcem...
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            I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives. ? Episode 22

            It's hard not to feel just a bit weary of the show's insistence on heaping misfortune and tragedy on the people involved in this story.
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            Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun Season 2 ? SEASON FINALE

            Another season means more time with our favorite characters, but also that we get to watch Iruma's potential ambition to become the demon king grow.
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            Vampire Visual Kei Anime Visual Prison Unveils 2nd Video, Golden Bomber Members as Guest Cast

            2nd promo video previews in-story band O★Z's opening "Zankoku Shangri-La" ― The official website for Visual Prison, the original television anime from Uta no Prince-sama and Symphogear series creator Noriyasu Agematsu and Aniplex's A-1 Pictures, posted the second promotional video and main visual on Sunday. The video previews the opening theme song "Zankoku Shangri-La" by the in-story band O★Z. The w...
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            Azur Lane Queen's Orders Manga Gets Animated Footage

            Tsuchii's spinoff from smartphone game, centering on Queen Elizabeth, Warspite ― The "Azur Lane 4th Anniversary Live Stream" announced on Sunday that Tsuchii's Azur Lane Queen's Orders manga is getting "animated footage." The announcement did not specify the format, length, or production studio for the animated footage. The "slapstick daily-life story" centers around the tsundere character Queen Eliz...

            Netflix Establishes 'Anime Creators' Base' at Tokyo Office

            Designers Namiko Ishidate, Saina Cisse staff new area ― Entertainment magazine Variety reported on Thursday that Netflix has launched an "Anime Creators' Base" at its company's new Tokyo office. Designers Namiko Ishidate and Saina Cisse are staffing the "Designers' Garage" area of the new base, meant to help creators develop conceptual art. Netflix posted a video tour of the base featuring the compan...
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            Taichi Mukai Performs New Opening Theme for Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Anime

            New visual also revealed for show's 2nd year of airing ― The official website for the new anime of Riku Sanjo and Kōji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken) manga announced on Sunday that Taichi Mukai will perform the show's new opening theme song "Bravest." The song will debut in the show on October 2. The site also revealed a new visual for the anime entering in...
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            Live-Action Hakuōki Series Reveals Visual, 7 More Cast Members

            10-episode series premieres in January 2022 ― The staff for the live-action series of Otomate's Hakuōki otome game franchise revealed a visual and seven more cast members on Friday. The new cast includes: (character names are listed last name first) Takato Nagata as Yamazaki Susumu Kōhei Fukuyama as Tōdō Heisuke Yūki Tokitō as Harada Sanosuke Kōji Saikawa as Nagakura Shinpachi Yū Imari as Kazama Chik...
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            Star Fruit Books Licenses 2 1-Shot Manga For Print, Digital Release

            Company to release Makiru Momoto's "Chieko Show," zaki's "You're an Idol" ― Publisher Star Fruit Books announced on September 4 that it has licensed two new one-shot manga: Makiru Momoto's "Chieko Show" and zaki's "You're an Idol" ("Kimi wa Idol"). The 18+ title "Chieko Show" is a 16-page one-shot, and Star Fruit Books will release it digitally and in print. Star Fruit Books describes the story: Chie...
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            Tsuburaya Convention 2021 Canceled Due to COVID-19

            Company still plans to hold online events before end of year ― Tsuburaya Productions announced on Friday that it has canceled the "Tsuburaya Convention 2021" event that was originally planned for this fall due to the current state of emergency in some prefectures and quasi-state of emergency in others. Tsuburaya Productions debuted the event in 2019, with a plan to hold the convention once every two ...

            Sasaki and Miyano Anime's Teaser Video Reveals January 2022 Premiere

            Yusuke Shirai, Sōma Saitō star in series based on Shō Harusono's manga ― The official website for the television anime of Shō Harusono's Sasaki and Miyano manga began streaming a teaser promotional video for the show on Sunday. The video reveals the show's January 2022 premiere. The cast members are all reprising their roles from the manga's previous drama CDs, and include: Yusuke Shirai as Shūmei Sa...
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            Heaven Burns Red Game's 1st Promo Video, Story Details Revealed

            Jun Maeda's 1st completely new game in 13 years launches on smartphones this year ― The official website for Heaven Burns Red, Jun Maeda's (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Angel Beats!) new game, began streaming the game's first promotional video on Saturday. The website also revealed the game's story. In the story, mysterious life forms called "Cancer" are attacking Earth, and the planet is on the verge of a t...
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            Anna Suzuki Performs Opening Theme for Waccha PriMagi! Anime

            Suzuki also voices Lemon Kokoa in series premiering on October 3 ― The official Twitter account for singer and voice actress Anna Suzuki announced on Sunday that Suzuki will perform the opening theme song "Dreaming Sound" for Waccha Purimaji! (Waccha PriMagi!), the latest television anime in Takara Tomy Arts and syn Sophia's Pretty Series franchise. Suzuki also stars as Lemon Kokoa in the anime. The ...

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            Digimon Ghost Game TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Story

            Latest series in Digimon franchise premieres on October 3 ― The official website for Digimon Ghost Game, the new television anime for the Digimon franchise, began streaming the first promotional video for the show on Sunday. The anime is set "just a little bit in the future," where rumors of strange occurrences called "hologram ghosts" are appearing online. The show centers on Hiro, who is able to se...
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            2nd Sumikko Gurashi Anime Film's New Videos Reveal Narrators, November 5 Debut

            Yoshihiko Inohara, Manami Honjō return from previous film to narrate new film ― The official website for the anime film franchise based on San-X's Sumikko Gurashi characters began streaming several new videos on Sunday for Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahō no Ko (The Magical Child of the Blue Moonlit Night), the second film in the franchise. The first two minute-long videos feature narration ...
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            My Hero Academia ? Episode 111

            There's just so god damn much packed into barely 15 minutes that begs to be discussed, and much of it comes from ideas only ever implied but never confirmed, even as it explains nearly everything about our central villain.
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            Edens Zero: Pocket Galaxy Smartphone Game Begins Pre-Registration in English

            New video also previews 3 TV ads for top-down smartphone RPG ― The official YouTube channel for the Edens Zero franchise began streaming a video on Thursday announcing that pre-registrations for the Edens Zero: Pocket Galaxy smartphone game are open on the App Store and Google Play Store. The video's description also reveals that pre-registration for the game is available in English. The below video ...
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            Japan's Video Game Rankings, August 30-September 5

            Ring Fit Adventure returns to #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: August 30-September 5 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 15,610 2,804,231 2NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 15,592 4,025,525 3NSwMinecraft Nintendo June 21, 2018 14,229 2,167,282 4NSwMomotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Konami November ...
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            Gridman - The Hyper Agent

            This set should have been a landmark release, but while the visual and audio presentation are top-notch, we unfortunately now must address the elephant in the room: The subtitles. ― Previously codified as a cult-classic curiosity, the last few years have been kind to the notoriety of Gridman The Hyper Agent. The international accessibility of its Ultra-Series forbears has increased, and the show itse...
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            Japanese Animation TV Ranking, August 30-September 5

            Police in a Pod live-action series earns 11.8% rating ― The latest episode of the live-action series adaptation based on Miko Yasu's Police in a Pod (Hakozume: Kōban Joshi no Gyakushū) manga aired on NTV on Wednesday, September 1 at 10:00 p.m. and it earned an 11.8% rating. The latest episode of the live-action series adaptation of Oreco Tachibana's Promise Cinderella manga aired on TBS on Tuesday, A...

            Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Sequel Manga Gets TV Anime

            Atsuo Ueda draws official sequel of Hiro Mashima's original manga ― The live-streamed "Hiro Mashima Fan Meeting @ Mixalive Tokyo" ended on Saturday with an announcement that Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda's Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest sequel manga is inspiring a television anime. Ueda drew the following illustration to celebrate the news: 生放送でもありました通り、『FAIRY TAIL 100年クエスト』アニメ化決定しました!!!!!#100年クエスト #FAIRY...
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            Live-Action Tsumari Sukitte Iitain dakedo Series Adds 3 Cast Members

            Masahiko Nishimura, Eriko Satō, Shuntarō Miyao join October series ― The official Twitter account for the live-action series of Maki Enjōji's Tsumari Sukitte Iitain dakedo, (I Mean, I Want to Say I Like You But,) manga revealed more cast members and a new visual for the series on Friday. The new cast members include (left to right in image below) Masahiko Nishimura as Mazuki Higashiyama, Eriko Satō a...

            Shadows House Anime Gets 2nd Season

            Announced with teaser video ― A special live-streamed event for the television anime of So-ma-to's Shadows House manga announced on Saturday that a second season has been green-lit. The event debuted a teaser promotional video with new sequences. Creators So-ma-to posted a flip-book-style animation sequence to celebrate the news, and noted it was said during the first season (when they supervised the...
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            A Man and His Cat Manga Gets Game

            Square Enix Manga & Books releases manga in English ― The eighth compiled book volume of Umi Sakurai's A Man and His Cat (Oji-sama to Neko) manga revealed on Friday that the manga is inspiring a video game adaptation. The volume did not announce any other details, but revealed the below preview illustration. Square Enix Manga & Books licensed the manga, and is releasing it in English. The company des...
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            Mari Okada Joins Production of Tonko House's Oni CG Series (Updated)

            Okada discusses 'unusual challenge' of writing for English-language production ― The Animation Magazine website reported on Friday that scriptwriter Mari Okada is joining the production of California-based studio Tonko House's Oni CGI animated series. Okada told Animation Magazine she was "blown away" when Dice Tsutsumi pitched the project to her. She added, "I saw a lot of myself in his deeply perso...

            'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' TV Anime Gets 3rd Season

            2nd season aired final episode on Saturday ― The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Osamu Nishi's Mairimashita! Iruma-kun manga revealed on Saturday after the second season's final episode that the anime will get a third season. The first anime premiered in October 2019 on NHK Educational, and had 23 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan under the ...
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            Boichi Ends One Piece's Ace Spinoff Manga This Winter

            Manga launched last year, runs in One Piece Magazine "mook" series ― The 12th issue of the One Piece Magazine "mook" series announced on September 2 that Boichi's One Piece episode A spinoff manga will end in the magazine's 13th issue, which will ship this winter. Boichi (Dr. Stone, Sun-Ken Rock) launched the manga in the 10th issue of the magazine in summer 2020. Ryō Ishiyama (Amalgam of Distortion)...
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            My Hero Academia Manga Takes 1-Issue Break Due to Author's Health

            ― The official Twitter account for Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga revealed on Friday that the manga will not appear in this year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Monday as previously planned, due to Horikoshi's poor health. The manga will return in the magazine's 42nd issue on September 18 (Monday, September 20 is a holiday in Japan). Horikoshi launched the manga s...
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            Belle Overtakes Boy and the Beast as Highest-Grossing Mamoru Hosoda Film

            Film earns 5.87 billon yen, sells 4.23 million tickets ― Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu's new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally "The Dragon and the Freckled Princess") anime film has earned a cumulative total of 5.87 billion yen (about US$53.4 million) and has sold 4.23 million tickets as of Friday, 57 days after it opened in Japan. The film has now overtaken Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast fi...
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            Kouji Mori Draws 1-Shot Manga About Lifelong Friendship With Kentarou Miura

            Mori plans to draw longer form of manga someday ― This year's 18th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine published a special one-shot manga by Kouji Mori titled "Mori-chan Ken-chan," which tells the story of Mori's friendship with recently deceased manga creator Kentarou Miura. In the magazine, Mori noted that he thinks he will someday be able to draw a longer form of the manga. Mori also drew ...

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            FuRyu's Monark RPG's 2nd Promo Video Previews Story

            Game launches in English in early 2022 ― The official YouTube channel for publisher FuRyu and developer Lancarse's new game Monark began streaming the second promotional video on YouTube on Friday. The video previews the story: NIS America will release the game in English for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in early 2022. The game will ship for PS5, PS4, and Switch in ...
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            Otaku Coin Cryptocurrency Wants to Create an Isekai Anime with NFTs

            Project is inspired by the "Loot" social network ― The Otaku Coin cryptocurrency venture announced an "AnimeLoot" project on Monday to create an isekai anime with NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). The project is inspired by the "Loot" social network, where participants obtain a unique list of randomly generated item names (referred to as "loot") through purchasing NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. Although ...
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            Gou Tanabe Launches Manga of H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror

            Manga launches on October 12 ― This year's October issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Friday Gou Tanabe will launch a manga based on H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror story in the magazine's next issue on October 12. The manga will debut with color pages, and it will feature on the magazine's front cover. Lovecraft's horror novella centers on the Whateley family and a myste...
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            Nozomi Ginyoku's Yōtō ni Miirareshi Skeleton Story Gets Manga

            Nobuhisa Tsuruoka launches manga on September 13 ― This year's 18th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Nozomi Ginyoku's Yōtō ni Miirareshi Skeleton ~Meikyū wo Shihai, Muteki no Gunzei wo Hikiiru "Saikyо?" no Ken Maо? story is getting a manga by Nobuhisa Tsuruoka in the October issue of Young Animal Zero on September 13. The story follows a skeleton who gains power fro...
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            Tubi TV Adds 7 Anpanman Films

            Service streams anime films in English, Spanish ― Streaming service Tubi announced on Friday that it has begun streaming seven more films from the Anpanman franchise. The films include: The Adventure of Happie Star-Spirited Dollie The Secret of Fairy Rin-Rin Blacknose and the Magical Song Revive Banana Island! Nanda and Runda from the Star of Toys Shine! Kulun And The Stars Of Life Tubi had announced...
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            Uma Musume Character Becomes Scarecrow for Local Festival

            The displays for the 29th Scarecrow Festival will remain until September 20. ― Ebina City in Kanagawa Prefecture holds an annual scarecrow festival along a road adjacent to the rice paddy fields. This year, a character from the popular Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise became one of the 26 scarecrows on display. An photo of the Gold Ship scarecrow in question went viral on Twitter: おはようございます。今日は仕事休みで...
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            Metroid Dread 2D Switch Game's Overview Trailer Streamed

            Game launches on October 8 ― Nintendo streamed on Friday an overview trailer for Metroid Dread, the new 2D game in the Metroid series. The game will launch for the Nintendo Switch on October 8. This will be the first 2D non-remake game in the Metroid series in over 19 years since the release of Metroid Fusion for Game Boy Advance in 2002. The game's story takes place after the events of Metroid Fusio...
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            Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- ? Episode 10

            "Hidden Ogre Village" is far from a barn burner, but it entertains and intrigues enough to make me forgive its more minor flaws, and sets up some interesting directions for the series to go in its final episodes of the season.
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            Fena: Pirate Princess Anime's Japanese Promo Video Reveals 8 Cast Members

            Rika Fukami, Ai Kaneta, Marina Yabūchi, Ayaka Nanase join cast ― DMM Pictures began streaming on Friday the second character promotional video for the Fena: Pirate Princess anime, and it reveals eight Japanese cast members for characters in Grace O'Malley's crew, the Rumble Rose. The newly announced cast includes: Rika Fukami as Grace O'Malley Ai Kaneta as Ching Shih Marina Yabūchi as Charlotte Barry...
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            The [email protected] Producer Writes Book Decoding the Franchise's Success

            Yozo Sakagami's secret is making everything personal The [email protected] series producer Yozo Sakagami (known affectionately as "Gami P") will release a business book on October 28 decoding the franchise's success. Titled Shunjinkо? Shikо? (Main Character Thinking), the book promises to explain the essence of "how to move people." The cover depicts the popular [email protected] character Haruka Amami. The book...
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            Peach Boy Riverside ? Episode 11

            I immediately feel apologetic at how dismissive I was towards Winnie the Witch in my review last week, as we learn from her proper introduction in this episode that she might actually be the best character in this thing.
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            Magic Stage Show-Themed Waccha PriMagi! Anime Casts Kanae Itō

            Arcade game casts Riho Iida, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Nanami Yamashita, Ayane Sakura ― The official Twitter account for Takara Tomy Arts and syn Sophia's Pretty Series franchise revealed on Friday that the franchise's latest television anime, Waccha Purimaji! (Waccha PriMagi!), has cast Kanae Itō as the fairy Tanto-chan. Tanto-chan helps the main characters prepare to appear on stage by changing their clothe...

            All 100 One Piece Manga Volumes Have Each Sold Over 1 Million Copies

            50 volumes have ranked #1 since Oricon began posting weekly comic charts in 2008 ― Oricon reported on Friday that the 100th compiled book volume of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga has sold 1.173 million print copies and ranked #1 on Oricon's weekly comic chart for the August 30-September 5 week. The overall series has ranked 50 volumes at #1 since Oricon began posting the weekly comic chart in March 2...
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            Otherside Picnic GN 1

            Otherside Picnic creates a creepy world that gives a sense of vast, unexplored space and dangers lurking just below your line of sight. ― Iori Miyazawa's yuri (or yuri-flavored, in the case of early volumes) science fiction/horror series Otherside Picnic began life as a light novel series before being adapted into both anime and manga formats, with the former preceding the latter in date. While all t...
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            Funimation Screens Sing a Bit of Harmony Anime Film in Early 2022

            English-subtitled trailer streamed ― Funimation revealed on Friday that it and J.C. Staff's original anime film coproduction Sing a Bit of Harmony (Ai no Utagoe o Kikasete) will screen in theaters in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand in early 2022. The company posted an English-subtitled version of the most recent trailer: The film will open in Japan on October 29. Funim...
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            Pokétoon's Gengar Anime Short, Pokémon Evolutions Net Anime Debut With English Subtitles

            "Gengar ni Nacchatta!?" short centers on elementary school girl turned into Gengar ― The Pokémon Kids TV channel on YouTube channel began streaming the "Gengar ni Nacchatta!?" (I Became a Gengar?!) Pokétoon net anime short will English subtitles on Friday. The short is set in a school, and centers on a girl who gets turned into a Gengar. Tatsurō Kawano directed the short, and Yuka Iguchi stars in it....
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            Shikizakura Sci-Fi Battle Anime Reveals New Cast Member, October 9 Premiere

            Jiro Sato joins cast, narrates commercial ― The official website for Chukyo TV and Sublimation's original "near-future science-fiction battle action" anime Shikizakura announced on Friday that the series will premiere on October 9. The series also cast actor Jiro Sato (Mary and The Witch's Flower, live-action Gintama) as a middle-aged hardcore fan. The anime's official YouTube channel streamed a 30-s...
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            Bibury Animates Art/Music Creator Jun Inagawa's Mahō Shōjo Magical Destroyers Project for TV

            'First visual' as also posted ― The official website for Mahō Shōjo Magical Destroyers (Magical Girl Magical Destroyers), an original anime by underground art and music creator Jun Inagawa, updated with more production details and its 'first visual" on Friday. The website announced that Bibury Animation Studio (Grisaia: Phantom Trigger, The Quintessential Quintuplets ?, Azur Lane) is producing the an...
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            Ranking of Kings Anime to Run for Half-Year Without Breaks

            New visual also unveiled before October 14 premiere ― The cast for the television anime of Sōsuke Tōka's Ranking of Kings (ōsama Ranking) manga announced on Friday that the anime will run for two continuous cours (quarters of the year). The cast also unveiled a new visual on the live-streamed "Ranking of Kings TV Vol. 2" program on Friday: The web manga centers around Bojji, a deaf, powerless prince ...
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            Rumble Garanndoll Anime Reveals 11 Cast Members

            Takuma Terashima, Rina Hidaka, Yukiyo Fujii, Shino Shimoji, more join October anime ― The official website for the Rumble Garanndoll (Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shōjo: Rumble Garanndoll, literally, Turnabout World's Battery Girl) anime revealed 11 new cast members on Friday. The new cast members include: Takuma Terashima as Akatsuki Shinonome, a colonel from Shinkoku Rina Hidaka as Hayate Makami, a gir...
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            The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, Staff, October 6 Debut

            Toshiyuki Morikawa, Chiaki Takahashi, Yukari Tamura, Junpei Morita join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Rui Tsukiyo and Reia's The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat (Sekai Saikō no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei Suru) light novels unveiled a new visual and began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The vi...
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            The Heike Story TV Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists

            Hitsujibungaku performs opening, agraph feat. ANI performs ending ― The official website for The Heike Story, Naoko Yamada and Science Saru's television anime adaptation of Hideo Furukawa's Heike Monogatari novel, revealed the theme song artists for the anime on Friday. The alternative rock band Hitsujibungaku is performing the opening theme song "Hikaru Toki" (When the Light Shines), while agraph fe...
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            Date A Live IV Anime's Video Reveals 2022 Delay, More Staff

            Season 4 was slated for October; designers Mika Akitaka, Yasuhiro Moriki return ― The official website for the Date A Live IV television anime series began streaming the first full promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals more staff for the anime, and also reveals that the anime has been delayed to 2022 for "various reasons." The anime was originally slated to premiere in October....
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            Fantasia Sango Fantasy TV Anime Delayed From October Premiere

            Delayed due to "various circumstances" ― The production committee for Gensou Sangokushi -Tengen Reishinki-, the television anime of UserJoy Technology's Taiwanese role-playing game franchise Fantasia Sango (Huanxiang Sanguozhi or Gensou Sangokushi), announced on Friday that the anime has been delayed to an as-yet unannounced premiere date due to "various circumstances." The anime was previously slate...
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            Masaaki Yuasa's Inu-Oh Anime Film Adds 3 Cast Members

            Tasuku Emoto, Kenjiro Tsuda, Yutaka Matsushige join film premiering in Venice today ― The official website for Masaaki Yuasa's Inu-Oh, the musical anime feature film of Hideo Furukawa's Heike Monogatari: Inu-Oh no Maki (Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh) novel, revealed three new cast members on Friday. Tasuku Emoto, Kenjiro Tsuda, and Yutaka Matsushige (top row, left to right in image below) join the cast ...
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            Netflix Lists JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean Anime as Streaming 'Monthly'

            Netflix's media center lists the anime series of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean manga as streaming "monthly," in Japan as well as in other countries. Netflix will debut the anime exclusively worldwide in December, and it will then air on television in Japan in January on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11. David Production is returning to produce the series. Kenichi Suzuki is returnin...
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            Sakugan Anime's Promo Video Reveals MindaRyn Insert Song

            MindaRyn sings insert song "Because of you," ending song "Shine" for October anime ― The official Twitter account for Sakugan (Sacks&Guns!!), Satelight's anime of Nekotarō Inui's Sakugan Labyrinth Marker (Drilling Labyrinth Marker) novel, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime's insert song "Because of you" by MindaRyn. The anime will premiere on ...

            Digimon Ghost Game TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, October 3 Debut

            Mutsumi Tamura, Yu Kobayashi, Akira Ishida, more star in new Digimon anime series ― The official website for Digimon Ghost Game, the new television anime for the Digimon franchise, revealed the cast, staff, main visual, and the October 3 premiere for the anime on Friday. The new cast members include: Mutsumi Tamura as Hiro Amanokawa, a capable first-year middle school student at Hazakura Academy Miyu...

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            Live-Action I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die Show Casts Hikaru Takahashi

            Takahashi plays protagonist Yuri Kariya in spring 2022 horror comedy ― The official website for the live-action series of Umi Shiina's I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die (Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai) manga revealed on Friday that Hikaru Takahashi (seen below) will play protagonist Yuri Kariya. Shori Sato (seen below), a member of Japanese boy band Sexy Zone, will star in the show as...
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            'Goodbye, Don Glees!' Adventure Anime Film's Teaser Reveals Cast, More Staff

            Natsuki Hanae, Yuuki Kaji, Ayumu Murase star in Atsuko Ishizuka, Madhouse's 2022 film ― The official website for Atsuko Ishizuka and Madhouse's original anime film Goodbye, Don Glees! began streaming a teaser trailer for the film on Friday. The video reveals the cast members, and also reveals more staff members for the film. The cast includes: Natsuki Hanae as Rōma Kamogawa Yuuki Kaji as Hokuto "Toto...
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            Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S ? Episode 10

            This anime episode has cleared my skin, payed my mortgage, and rejuvenated my cynical mind with pure dragon wholesomeness.
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            Square Enix Announces New RPG from NieR Director Yoko Taro

            Teaser trailer streamed for Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars ― Square Enix announced a new role-playing game titled Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars (Voice of Cards: Dragon no Shima) from NieR series director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, composer Keiichi Okabe, and Drakengard character designer Kimihiko Fujisaka. The company streamed a teaser trailer: Square Enix teases that the game i...
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            GhostWire: Tokyo Game's Trailer Reveals Spring 2022 Release

            Game was delayed from 2021 release ― Bethesda Softworks unveiled a trailer for Tango Gameworks' Ghostwire: Tokyo game during the PlayStation Showcase 2021 livestream on Thursday, and it reveals that the game will launch for PlayStation 5 and PC in spring 2022, delayed from the original 2021 release window. The game was originally scheduled to launch in 2021. However, during Sony's CES 2021 in January...
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            Square Enix's Forspoken Game's Trailer Reveals Spring 2022 Release

            Game's console exclusivity period ends 2 years after release ― Square Enix revealed during the PlayStation Showcase 2021 livestream on Thursday that its Forspoken game will launch for PlayStation 5 and PC in spring 2022. The game's console exclusivity period ends two years after the game's release. Sony describes the story: Mysteriously transported from New York City, Frey Holland finds herself trapp...
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            Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Game Adds Sega Consoles as Playable Characters

            Dreamcast, Saturn, and Game Gear characters launch on October 5 ― Sega announced on Thursday that its Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania game will add Sega consoles Dreamcast, Saturn, and Game Gear as playable characters at the game's launch on October 5 for US$4.99. The game will also add Hello Kitty, Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower, Beat from Jet Set Radio, and Kazuma Kiryu from the Yakuza ...
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            Company Charged For Selling Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Lookalike Products

            The Nagoya District Public Prosecutor's Office issued a charge on Monday against Red Spyce, a wholesale vendor based in Yokohama, on suspicion of violating Japan's Unfair Competition Prevention Act? for selling Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba lookalike goods. The 56-year-old representative director Wu Xiaobin is included in the charge. The charge was for "creating confusion." Under the Unfair Compe...
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            Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU ? Episode 12

            I regret to inform readers that this episode is 95% stalling and 5% new plot content.
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            Tsukihime Visual Novel Remake's Opening Animation Video by ufotable Highlights Ciel's Route

            Game launched in Japan for Switch, PS4 on August 26 ― Type-Moon began streaming the opening animation video on Thursday for Ciel's route in Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-, the remake of Type-Moon's Tsukihime dōjin visual novel game. ReoNa is performing the song "Juvenile" with the label Sacra Music, and ufotable animated the opening. The game launched in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Switch on ...
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            Hiroya Oku's Gigant Manga Ends Serialization on September 24

            Manga's final volume ships in December ― This year's 19th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine revealed on Friday that Hiroya Oku's GIGANT manga will end in the magazine's 20th issue on September 24. Oku additionally stated on Twitter on September 3 that the manga's 10th and final compiled book volume will ship in December. The manga entered its final arc in August 2020. Seven Seas Enter...
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            Funimation to Stream Rumble Garanndoll Anime

            Anime about world conquered by militaristic parallel Japan premieres in October ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will stream the Rumble Garanndoll (Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shōjo: Rumble Garanndoll, literally, Turnabout World's Battery Girl) anime for the fall 2021 anime season. The anime will premiere in October. The story begins in 2019, just before the change in historical eras for Japan...
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            Ranking of Kings Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, Ending Song Artist, October 14 Debut

            Yama performs ending theme song ― The staff for the television anime of Sōsuke Tōka's Ranking of Kings (ōsama Ranking) manga unveiled on Friday the second promotional video, ending theme song, and October 14 premiere. The video previews the ending theme song "Oz." by singer Yama. The series will premiere on October 14 at 12:55 a.m. (effectively, October 15) in Fuji TV's noitaminA timeslot. The anime ...
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            Nitroplus Establishes New Brand to Distinguish Between Its All-Ages, Age-Restricted Works

            Nitro Origin brand will be used for edgier content ― Nitroplus announced on Monday that it is establishing a new brand "Nitro Origin" for age-restricted works. The company stated that works in this brand will be "edgy" and reminiscent of the company's origin, such as Super Sonico and Full Metal Daemon Muramasa. The "Nitroplus" name will be used for content that is for all-ages, such as Thunderbolt Fa...
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            Creamy Mami Joins Tokyo Idol Festival Lineup

            The retro anime idol takes the stage in October 1-3 event ― The eponymous heroine of the classic Magical Angel Creamy Mami anime series is joining the annual Tokyo Idol Festival for an online stage performance. The "Virtual TIF" lineup includes other virtual idols and entertainers. The 22/7 idol group, which inspired an anime in January 2020, is also a participant. The physical event will take place ...
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            Atasha Kawajiri Kodama Da Yo Daily Life Essay Manga Gets Anime in January

            Lapin Track animates show about Kawajiri's lazy, unhealthy life ― Kodama Kawajiri's Atasha Kawajiri Kodama Da Yo: Dangerous Hacker no Tadareta Seikatsu manga is inspiring a television anime that will premiere in January 2022 within the EXITV~FOD no Shinsaku Meisaku wo Pon! Pon! Misemakuri!!~ variety program on Fuji TV. Lapin Track (Sarazanmai, Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?) is animating Atasha Ka...

            Young Animal Magazine: No Information to Share on Berserk Manga's Future

            Manga's 364th chapter published on Friday as creator Kentarou Miura's last work ― This year's 18th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine published a statement from the magazine's editorial staff in both Japanese and English on Friday, stating that there is "no information to share about the future" of Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga "at this time." The statement added that the staff's priority ...
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            Japan Confirms Extending State of Emergency to September 30

            Extended from original September 12 date in 19 out of 21 prefectures ― The Japanese government extended the current state of emergency for 19 prefectures from September 12 to September 30 due to the continued effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Two of the 21 prefectures under the current state of emergency, Miyagi and Okayama, will instead move to a quasi-state of emergency. The 19 pre...
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            ASMR-Themed '180-Byō de Kimi no Mimi o Shiawase ni Dekiru ka?' Anime's 'Ear-Stimulating' Video Teases October 14 Debut

            Shiori Mikami stars as viewer's childhood friend experimenting with ASMR in shorts ― The official website for the original ASMR-themed television anime 180-Byō de Kimi no Mimi o Shiawase ni Dekiru ka? (Can I Make Your Ears Happy in 180 Seconds?) posted an 'ear-stimulating' promotional video on Thursday. The video announces the anime's October 14 premiere. Like the anime itself, the video presents the...
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            Selection Project Idol Anime's 3rd Video Unveils Opening Song, October 1 Debut

            9 lead cast members sing "Glorious Days" opening ― The official website for the Selection Project "idol x audition x reality show" multimedia project posted the third promotional video for its anime on Thursday. The video announces and previews the opening theme song "Glorious Days" by the nine main cast members and also announces the anime's October 1 premiere. The anime will premiere on October 1 a...
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            Fate/Grand Carnival Comedy OVA's Video Previews '2nd Season,' Ending Song

            Masaaki Endoh performs "Wonderful Carnival" song for OVA; 2nd season disc ships October 13 ― The official website for Fate/Grand Carnival, the two-volume original video anime project for the Fate/Grand Order game, began streaming a promotional video for the anime's "2nd Season" on Wednesday. The video previews the anime's ending theme song "Wonderful Carnival" by Masaaki Endoh. The 30-minute "1st Sea...
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            Enish Unveils Attack on Titan: Brave Order Cooperative Smartphone Game

            Players join Scouts to take down Titans cooperatively with other players ― Game developer Enish announced on Thursday that it is developing a new smartphone game in the Attack on Titan franchise titled Attack on Titan: Brave Order. Enish will release the game for iOS and Android devices. The game will have players join the Scout Corps alongside Eren and Mikasa, and take down Titans cooperatively alon...

            HIDIVE Leaves VRV Streaming Service Bundle on September 30

            VRV became part of Sony's Funimation Global Group following acquisition of Crunchyroll ― The HIDIVE streaming service announced on Wednesday that it will leave Ellation's VRV streaming service bundle on September 30. Subscriptions to HIDIVE done via VRV will not be renewed, but users will receive an email to sign up directly to HIDIVE. Due to VRV being a Crunchyroll brand, it became part of Sony's Fu...
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