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The Winter 2017 Anime Preview Guide

The Winter 2017 Anime Preview Guide has begun! Check back daily for fresh reviews of the entire winter anime season.
Available Now: Rewrite season 2 - Winter 2017 Shorts - Scum's Wish - Chaos;Child - Marginal #4 - Onihei - Super Lovers 2 - Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Kemono Friends - Hand Shakers - ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. - Gabriel DropOut - Tales of Zestiria the X - ēlDLIVE - Idol Incidents - Interviews with Monster Girls - and much more!
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Shelf Life - Chaos Dragon

Is the fantasy action series Chaos Dragon so bad it's good, or just plain bad? Gabriella Ekens bravely tries to find out. PLUS: all of this week's new releases and more! ― I spent some time playing the new Battlefield game over the holidays, and it reminded me that I have a consistent pattern when it comes to playing multiplayer shooters. I start off slightly bemused by how pretty the game is and ho...
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Time Travel Girl Episodes 1-12 Streaming

High school student Mari Hayase embarks on a time traveling adventure in search of her missing father, meeting famous inventors along the way. ― Time Travel Girl manages to make a not-incredibly-original premise into an enjoyable enough affair on the strength of its characters and the humanistic look at some of history's greatest achievers. The show requires the audience to overlook some necessarily ...
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The Ghost and the Lady [Hardcover] GN 2

This otherworldly take on the story of Florence Nightingale continues with more of its gorgeous art and ghostly twists on historical fiction. ― The narrator of Kazuhiro Fujita's The Ghost and the Lady, the famed Man in Grey who is said to haunt the Theatre Royal at Drury Lane, has never been shy about telling us that the story he is telling is a tragedy. And how could it be anything else? At the end ...
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Winter 2017

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Winter 2017! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Winter 2017 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the shows, Anne Lauenroth will be wrapping up her reviews of Trickster and All Out!! this week. This season also marks the return of Classic Streaming reviews, wh...
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The List - 7 Anime Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary

Warning! This week's List might make you feel old, as several treasured anime classics round off their second decade in history this year! ― This week marked Japan's annual "Coming of Age Day" where individuals who turned the age of majority within the last year put on their very best and celebrate together. Hot spots were filled with smiling 20-year-olds in yukata. If the idea of someone born in 19...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Novel 6

Things have slowed down for these unusual MgRonald's employees since the last catastrophe, but there are still a few divine mysteries to resolve before Satan can let his guard down again. ― They say that it's best not to meet your heroes. There's definitely some truth to that, because once you do, you're forced to realize that they're just people like the rest of us, prone to faults, failings, and be...
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ANNCast (Video) - Winter 2017 Roundup

Zac and Jacob argue about all the best and worst shows of Winter 2017, from Scum's Wish to Monster Girls to Hand Shakers. PLUS: The Crunchyroll anime awards and much more! ― ANNCast Episode 281: Winter 2017 Roundup Zac and Jacob argue about all the best and worst shows of Winter 2017, from Scum's Wish to Monster Girls to Hand Shakers. PLUS: The Crunchyroll anime awards and much more! You can listen ...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Novel 7

This seventh volume makes it easy to see that the anime adaptation ended before the best parts of its story really began. Rebecca Silverman explores further. ― After reading this seventh novel of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon, it's easy to conclude that the anime ended before the best parts of the story really began. This second story to take place after the end of the animated ada...
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Tuesday, January 17

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Shout! Factory Licenses 1st 3 Digimon Adventure tri. Anime Films

Company plans home video, digital release of film with English subtitles, dub ― North American media company Shout! Factory and Toei Animation announced on Tuesday that Shout! Factory has acquired the North American broadcast and home entertainment distribution rights to the first three anime films in the six-part Digimon Adventure tri. film series. Shout! Factory plans to release the films with both...
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Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, January 9-15

Utano Princesama Legend Star sells 14,725, followed by Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, One Piece Film Gold, The Seven Deadly Sins, Yuri!! on Ice ― Clip! Smap! Complete Singles sold 20,869 more copies to add to its total of 239,653. It stayed at #1 in its third week on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart, two week after the idol group disbanded. Rank Last Week Title Weekly Copies Total Copies Release Date Maker Ar...
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Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, January 9-15

Utano Princesama Legend Star sells 28,394, followed by Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Yuri!! on Ice, Kamen Rider Agito box 3, Kamen Rider Ghost box 4 ― Clip! Smap! Complete Singles sold 10,215 more copies to add to its total of 218,287. It from #1 to #2 in its third week on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart, two week after the idol group disbanded. Kamen Rider Agito Blu-ray Box 3 sold 1,835 copies to debut at ...
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Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Chō Superhero Taisen Film's Teaser Posted

Crossover film opens on March 25 ― The official website of the upcoming Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Chō Superhero Taisen (Ultra Superhero War) film began streaming a teaser for the film on Tuesday. The teaser shows Ex-Aid and Shishi Red from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Uchū Sentai Kyūranger, respectively, and shows the toys available to those who pre-order tickets for the film. The film will open in Japan...
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Kyoto Driver Who Played Pokémon Go Just Before Fatal Accident Found Guilty

Crane truck driver had collided with minibike, leading to 39-year-old woman's death ― The Kyoto District Court found 48-year-old former driver Hiroki Negami guilty on Tuesday and sentenced him to one year and six months in prison, although the sentence is suspended for five years so he will not serve time if he remains on good behavior. Negami had been accused of causing the death of a 39-year-old wo...
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Troyca Animates Idolish 7 Anime Under Ei Aoki's Supervision

Cast reprise their roles from game; Shangri-La's Makoto Bessho directs anime ― The official website of Idolish 7, Bandai Namco's fictional male idol group multimedia project, announced the cast and staff of the project's anime adaptation on Tuesday. The cast includes: Idolish Seven Toshiki Masuda as Iori Izumi Yusuke Shirai as Yamato Nikaidō Tsubasa Yonaga as Mitsuki Izumi KENN as Tamaki Yotsuba Atsu...
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10th Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play Reveals 5 More Cast Members in Costume

All 5 except Takeshi Hayashino are returning from previous stage plays ― The staff of the 10th stage play adaptation of Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal (Yowapeda) manga, titled Butai Yowamushi Pedal Shin Interhigh-hen ~Start Line~ (Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play: New Interhigh Arc ~Start Line~), revealed visuals of the five additional cast members in costume on Monday. All of the new cast members excep...
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Eureka Seven AO Anime Gets New 'Final Episode' to Promote Game

New segment of episode debuts online every Tuesday for 4 weeks ― Pachinko game maker Sammy began streaming an extra episode of the Eureka Seven AO anime on Tuesday, as a promotional tie-in for its pachislot game based on the anime. The new episode is titled "Final Episode: One More Time -lord don't slow me down-." Currently, only the episode's "A-part" is available, with the B-part streaming on Janua...

Shinkai's 'your name.' Tops Spirited Away as Highest Grossing Anime Film Worldwide

your name.'s US$281 million gross surpasses Spirited Away's US$275 million ― As of this past week, Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime film has surpassed Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away film in worldwide box office earnings. According to the Box Office Mojo website, Shinkai's film has earned a total of US$281 million worldwide to beat Spirited Away's US$275 million. In Japan, your name...

Monday, January 16

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Funimation Streams English-Dubbed Steins;Gate Film Trailer

Blu-ray/DVD listed for March 28 ― Funimation began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu (Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu) on Monday. Funimation's website still lists a March 28 release date for the Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack for the film. The film reunites the Steins;Gate television series' staff with a completely new story set after the "tr...
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Pokémon Evolved Mod for Ark: Survival Evolved Returns After DMCA Hit

The Pokémon Evolved mod designed by The Mystic Academy, hmind, and Tbjbu2, was previously hit with a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claim but is now once again up and available for download on Steam. The mod brings the world of Pokémon to life by altering the Ark: Survival Evolved multiplayer online survival game. The Mystic Academy surmises that the previous DMCA was actually sent by a c...
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Yuuki Kaji Joins Live-Action Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba Cast as Voice of Plush Toy

TV drama series about cooking premieres January 22 ― The staff of the live-action television series adaptation of Sanami Suzuki's Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba (English title The meal with Hokusai, or lit. All You Need Is A Meal with Hokusai) cooking manga announced on Monday that Yuuki Kaji will voice the titular plush toy Hokusai. The series will premiere on MBS on January 22 at 1:05 a.m. (effectively ...
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'your name.' Meets Fist of the North Star in Fan-Made Manga

Anime and manga fans are always eager to make mashups combining their favorites stories. Dōjin group Ojō no Yokushitsu (Daughter's Bathroom) recently unveiled the Unu no Na wa. crossover manga that combines Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) film and Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's Fist of the North Star manga. Twitter user @melondorobou tweeted pictures of the dōjinshi manga on Friday. The J...
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Gabriel DropOut — Episodes 1-2

"As a high school comedy with an interesting twist, Gabriel DropOut is fantasy-flavored slice-of-life done right."
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Viewster Adds True Tears Anime Streaming

2008 series streams in N. America with English subtitles ― Streaming Service Viewster is now streaming the anime True Tears in North America. The stream is available in Japanese with English subtitles. Viewster describes the story: Shinichiro lives with Hiromi, the girl he loves. But she's hot and cold for him, and he can't figure out why. Noe likes him too and also, chickens. And finally his childho...
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Live-Action Zenigata Keibu Project Unveils Poster Visual for WOWOW Series

NTV, Hulu to premiere dramas on February 10, WOWOW's drama to premiere February 19 ― The official Twitter account for the three live-action programs based on the Inspector Zenigata character from Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise unveiled a poster visual for WOWOW's Renzoku Drama W Zenigata Keibu Shikkoku no Hanzai File (Drama Series Double: Inspector Zenigata Jet-Black Crime Files) series on Monday...
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Shokotan to Help Select 2020 Tokyo Olympics' Mascot

31-year-old Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa, one of the hosts of the Meet Up at the Pokémon House? and fan of exoskeletons is signing on as an official member of the Mascot Selection Review Conference for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. The committee explained that Nakagawa was chosen for her deep understanding of Japanese subcultures, like anime, and what's popular in the eyes of young ...
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King of Fighters: World Smartphone Game Announced

iOS/Android MMORPG to launch first in China this summer ― The SNK Group announced with a video on Monday that a smartphone game titled The King of Fighters: World is in development for iOS and Android devices. The game is slated to launch first in China this summer, with other territories to follow. The game is billed as the first massive multiplayer online RPG for the King of Fighters game series. I...
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English Animator 'OtaKing' Previews 20-Min. Street Fighter Fan Film

Paul "Otaking" Johnson, an English animator who creates "retro anime-styled 2D animation films," announced on Saturday that he launched a Patreon campaign to cover his living expenses and allow him to focus on his current projects. He began streaming two videos to announce the campaign and preview his planned 20-minute Street Fighter fan film. The first video introduces Johnson and his projects an...

My Hero Academia Anime Unveils Character Designs for New Cast

― The official website of the My Hero Academia anime revealed the designs on Monday for three characters joining the cast in the second season. The new cast members include: Azu Sakura as Mei Hatsume, a genius from U.A.'s support department Saki Ogasawara as Itsuka Kendō, from U.A.'s class 1-B Kōji Okino as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu, from U.A.'s class 1-B The cast from the first season is also returning...
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Viz's Shonen Jump to Run Nisekoi/Haikyu!! Crossover, Naoshi Komi 1-Shot

Komi's "Tokidoki" 1-shot ran in October ― Viz Media's digital manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump announced on Monday that it will publish Naoshi Komi's "Tokidoki" one-shot manga (pictured right) and the "Nisekyu" crossover one-shot between Komi's Nisekoi - False Love and Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! manga in the next issue on January 23. Komi published "Tokidoki" in Shueisha's Shonen Jump GIGA on Octo...
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Steve Jobs Manga's Authors Ume Tour Akihabara, Talk Tech in French TV Program

Steve Jobs was an enigmatic and controversial figure. His personality and work ethic were the subject of 2015's Steve Jobs film starring Michael Fassbender. His relationship with PC revolutionary Steve Wozniak is also in the film, and the focus of the manga Steves by Tokyo Toy Box manga team UME. UME launched their biographical manga in Big Comic Superior in 2014 and recently wrapped the manga aft...
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Shrine of the Morning Mist's Ugawa Ends Nekogoze Manga

Manga about female assassin, blind shamisen player began in 2014 ― Shonengahosha's Monthly Young King Ours GH magazine announced on Monday that Hiroki Ugawa's Nekogoze (Feline Blind Woman) manga will end in the next issue on February 16. Ugawa began the series in July 2014. Shonengahosha shipped the third compiled volume in July. The manga takes place in a fictional 1950's Japan that is occupied by t...
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Gintama ‒ Episode 318

"The second installment of The Battle on Rakuyo continues to lay the groundwork for what will likely be one of Gintama's most epic, action-packed story arcs."
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The Winter 2017 Anime Preview Guide

The Winter 2017 Anime Preview Guide has begun! Check back daily for fresh reviews of the entire winter anime season.
Available Now: Rewrite season 2 - Winter 2017 Shorts - Scum's Wish - Chaos;Child - Marginal #4 - Onihei - Super Lovers 2 - Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Kemono Friends - Hand Shakers - ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. - Gabriel DropOut - Tales of Zestiria the X - ēlDLIVE - Idol Incidents - Interviews with Monster Girls - and much more!
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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die's Swery65 Starts 'White Owls' Studio

Orignal game project, mystery novel in the works ― Game director Hidetaka Suehiro (also known as Swery or Swery65) announced on Monday that he has launched a new game development company called White Owls. The company launched on November 1, 2016 in Osaka. The company's website lists an as-yet-untitled original game project. The website also has a "novels" section, which lists Swery's upcoming myster...
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Answerman - How Often Do Japanese Teenagers Live Alone?

It's a pretty common anime premise: high school-age teenager lives alone. But do Japanese teens actually live on their own? Justin explains. ― David asks: How common is it for Japanese teens to live on their own? You see it a fair bit, in anime and manga: teens living in a single person apartment, one that's either paid for by their family or paid for by part-time jobs. Do teens in Japan do this in ...
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans ‒ Episode 39

"The wheels of the plot are in motion again, but there are several pieces of the puzzle that make me ask "why?""
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Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi Anime Film's Key Visual, Theme Song Unveiled

People who attend 1st compilation film's screenings receive original novel ― The official website for the Overlord anime franchise unveiled the key visual on Sunday for Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi (Overlord: The Dark Warrior), the second of two compilation films for the anime. The website also announced that OxT will perform the theme song "Laughter Slaughter." In addition, the website announced tha...
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Shelf Life - Chaos Dragon

Is the fantasy action series Chaos Dragon so bad it's good, or just plain bad? Gabriella Ekens bravely tries to find out. PLUS: all of this week's new releases and more! ― I spent some time playing the new Battlefield game over the holidays, and it reminded me that I have a consistent pattern when it comes to playing multiplayer shooters. I start off slightly bemused by how pretty the game is and ho...
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Shinkai's 'your name.' Tops S. Korean Box Office in 2nd Weekend

Japanese distributor Toho reports record profits due to anime film ― Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film remained at #1 at the South Korean box office in its second weekend. The film sold 739,534 tickets from Friday to Sunday to earn the equivalent of US$5.23 million, 30% of the weekend total in South Korea. The film is projected to surpass 3 million total tickets sold in the next...
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Time Travel Girl Episodes 1-12 Streaming

High school student Mari Hayase embarks on a time traveling adventure in search of her missing father, meeting famous inventors along the way. ― Time Travel Girl manages to make a not-incredibly-original premise into an enjoyable enough affair on the strength of its characters and the humanistic look at some of history's greatest achievers. The show requires the audience to overlook some necessarily ...
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This Anime Takes The "Scary" Out of Monsters

And puts in the "cute."
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Shinkai's 'your name.' Rises to #2 at Box Office, Resident Evil Falls to #3

Dōbutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Mirai kara no Message from Super Sentai opens at #4 ― Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film rose from #3 to #2 at the Japanese box office in its 21st weekend. As of Sunday, 143 days after it opened in Japan, the film had earned 23.23 billion yen (about US$204 million). your name. is now the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the...
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Nights of Azure 2 Game Delayed in Japan to Later This Year

KOEI Tecmo Games' Gust brand announced on Monday that it is delaying its Nights of Azure 2 (Yoru no Nai Kuni 2 ~Shingetsu no Hanayome~) PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game. Gust originally announced the game with a planned December 22 release date, but on November 22 Gust announced that it was delaying the game until February 2017. Gust is now delaying the game until sometime this year. The st...
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your name., Shin Godzilla Earn Japan Academy Prize Nods

A Silent Voice, In This Corner of the World, One Piece Film Gold nominated for Animation, Shin Godzilla earns 10 nominations ― The Japan Academy Prize Association for excellence in film announced the nominees for the 40th annual awards on Monday. The five movies that have been nominated for Animation of the Year are: your name. A Silent Voice In This Corner of the World Rudolph to Ippaiattena One Pie...
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Clockwork Planet Anime's 1st Promo Video Introduces Cast

Yoshino Nanjō, Ai Kakuma star in adaptation of light novel series premiering in April ― TBS' official website for the television anime adaptation of Yuu Kamiya and Tsubaki Himana's Clockwork Planet novels began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Monday. The series will premiere in April on TBS and BS-TBS. The anime will star: Yoshino Nanjō as Naoto Miura Ai Kakuma as RyuZU Saori Ōnishi ...
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Minami Mizuno's Rainbow Days Manga Approaches 'Climax'

The February issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed on Friday that Minami Mizuno's Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Days) manga is approaching its climax (Note: The word "climax" written in the phonetic katakana alphabet often refers to the final chapter of a manga.). The manga centers on a group of four male high school students who are close friends: Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi....
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Live-Action Moribito Series' Final Season Reveals Additional Cast

Takeshi Kaga replaces late actor Mikijiro Hira, appears alongside 12 new roles in last season in November ― NHK announced the new cast members for the third and final season of its live-action television adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi's Moribito novel series on Sunday. The new cast includes: From left to right (alongside returning cast member Haruka Ayase, Mizuki Itagaki, and Masahiro Higashide): Yoshi...
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Noragami Stage Play Reveals More Cast in Costume, New Visual

Play opening on February 16 in Tokyo also reveals 8 ensemble cast members ― The official website for the second stage play adaptation of Adachitoka's Noragami manga announced eight additional cast members on Friday. Satoru Moritoki, Seiji Ishihara, Renshi Koyama, Masashi Harada, and Masako Miyasato will return from the original stage play as part of the ensemble. The ensemble will also feature Kōhei ...
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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Switch Game's Trailer Streamed

Game features 2 new characters, 2 graphics styles, "buddy mode" ― Capcom began streaming a trailer for its upcoming Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers game for Nintendo Switch on Friday. The video highlights some gameplay footage and showcases the Switch console's functionality allowing for competitive and collaborative play modes. The video features the song "Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kok...

Sunday, January 15

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Accel World vs. Sword Art Online Game's Opening Movie Streamed

KOTOKO, Luna Haruna sing theme song for crossover game releasing on March 16 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming the opening movie for its Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game on Monday. The video features the game's theme song "SxW -soul world-" by Kotoko and Luna Haruna, who previously performed theme songs for the Accel World and Swo...
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Yuka Iguchi Performs Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria Anime's Opening Theme

Singer performed opening theme for original Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? anime ― The official website for Yuka Iguchi announced on Friday that the Japanese singer will perform the opening theme for the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka? Gaiden: Sword Oratoria) anime. Iguchi previously perfor...

Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for Fuuka Anime

Jill Harris, Aaron Dismuke star in dub premiering on January 25 ― Funimation announced the English dub cast for the Fuuka anime series on Sunday. Funimation also revealed the English dub cast for Puzzle & Dragons X, who are continuing their roles from when the broadcast dub premiered in July. The dub cast for Fuuka, led by ADR director Caitlin Glass, ADR engineer Brandon Peters, and ADR writer Jessic...

Otakon to Host Anisong World Matsuri Event With JAM Project

Convention to take place August 11-13 in Washington D.C. ― American anime convention Otakon announced on Thursday that the convention will host the Anisong World Matsuri music festival event, which will feature the anime song supergroup JAM Project, among other as-yet unannounced artists. Anisong World Matsuri will include concerts on Friday and Saturday, as well as other events held throughout the w...
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Watch Spriggan's Minagawa Draw His Latest Manga Kaiō Dante

Spriggan and Project ARMS artist Ryoji Minagawa launched his latest manga Kaiō Dante ("Dante" Ocean King) in Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine in December 2015. The story follows a boy living in the middle of the 18th century during the height of sea exploration. To celebrate the release of the manga's second volume, Minagawa is giving away a drawing to one lucky winner via lottery. User...
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Dragon Ball Super ‒ Episode 74

"With another decent two-parter wrapped up, I'm hoping we're getting closer to that Universe Survival arc that was announced a while back now."

Live-Action Gintama Film Poster Reveals Katsura, Elizabeth, July 14 Opening (Updated)

Masaki Okada plays Katsura alongside Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto ― The official website for the live-action film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga debuted a poster visual revealing the film's July 14 opening, and it features Masaki Okada in costume as his character Kotarō Katsura, Gintoki's longtime sworn friend. The image also shows his pet Elizabeth. The official website also began st...
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Bandai Launches Twitter Campaign for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Necktie, Earrings

Campaign promotes new Converse sneaker line ― Fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable can win neckties and earrings inspired by the ones worn by Yoshikage Kira and Rohan Kishibe. The clothing can be won by participating in a Twitter campaign. Follow @BANDAIFN, the Twitter account of Bandai Fashion Collection (or BanColle!) and retweet the following tweet announcing the contest: \フォロ...
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Treat Your Valentine to Mr. Osomatsu Parfait, Anime Cakes

Japan's otaku retail chain Animate unveiled the latest products in its line of Animate Cafe character cakes on Thursday. The Mr. Osomatsu "Valentine Cafe Set" offers themed parfaits that anime fans can choose for their sweethearts (or themselves). Mugs in the limited-edition set feature the likenesses of the six Osomatsu brothers and sweet treats. Each 10-centimeter (about 4-inch) chocolate banana...
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Kakegurui Manga Gets 4-Panel Comedy Spinoff Series

Spinoff manga appears alongside original series in Gangan Joker magazine ― The January issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine published the first two chapters on December 22 of Taku Kawamura's Kakegurui (Kakkokari) manga (pictured at right). The manga is a four-panel comedy spinoff of writer Homura Kawamoto and artist Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga series. The spinoff manga...
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Girls und Panzer Girls Become Waitresses for Restaurant Collaboration

For the Girls und Panzer film's latest collaboration, the anime's characters will transform into waitresses at the chain restaurant Coco's. The campaign will run from January 19 to March 1. People who order from the collaboration set menu will receive one of six themed A4-size clear files. A new file will be available every week. The collaboration menu includes beef hamburg steak (seen below), sea...
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Gantz Gets Pachinko Machine With CG Anime Footage

Character designs, footage based on Gantz:O CG anime film ― Pachinko machine maker Kyoraku Sangyo began streaming two videos on Monday for its pachinko machine based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga. The character designs and the footage in the machine are based on the recent Gantz:O CG anime film. The pachinko machine became available in parlors starting on Tuesday. The Gantz:O film opened in Japan in Oc...
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Life-Size Majora's Mask Replica Bewitches The Legend of Zelda Fans

Figure maker First 4 Figures unveiled on Monday its Majora's Mask figure inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask video game. The company is streaming a making-of video for the replica: First 4 Figures describes the mask in the original game: “You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?” The Majora's Mask is a mysterious artifact that was once used by the Ancient Tribe for their bewitchin...
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Iron Wok Jan! Chinese Cooking Manga Gets New Series

Shinji Saijyo's original manga was published in English from 2002-2007 ― Manga creator Shinji Saijyo launched a successor to his Iron Wok Jan! (Tetsunabe no Jan!) manga in the February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine on January 7. The manga is titled Tetsunabe no Jan!! 2nd (Iron Wok Jan!! 2nd). The original Iron Wok Jan! manga centers on a brilliant young chef named Jan Akiyama, who w...
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Tales of Zestiria the X ‒ Episode 14

"I'm glad to see Dezel taking a more active role in the story, because Rose's hesitation about the Seraphim is making it difficult for the story to include Mikleo, Lailah, and Edna."
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ClassicaLoid ‒ Episode 14

"Classicaloid has yet to do a two-parter before, but this is a good place to start."
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The Ghost and the Lady [Hardcover] GN 2

This otherworldly take on the story of Florence Nightingale continues with more of its gorgeous art and ghostly twists on historical fiction. ― The narrator of Kazuhiro Fujita's The Ghost and the Lady, the famed Man in Grey who is said to haunt the Theatre Royal at Drury Lane, has never been shy about telling us that the story he is telling is a tragedy. And how could it be anything else? At the end ...
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Why Rebooting Little Witch Academia Was a Great Idea

The events of the two Little Witch Academia films have been thrown out the window for the new TV anime--and it's a good choice storywise.
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My Hero Academia Season 2 Casts Azu Sakura, Saki Ogasawara, Kōji Okino

2nd season of anime premieres in April ― This year's seventh issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed three new cast members for the second season of the My Hero Academia anime on Monday. The new cast includes: Azu Sakura as Mei Hatsume, a genius from U.A.'s support department Saki Ogasawara as Itsuka Kendō, from U.A.'s class 1-B Kōji Okino as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu, from U.A.'s class ...
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Honeybee Black's Dynamic Chord Project for Female Gamers Gets Anime

4 rock bands' careers & personal lives traced in project from Starry Sky team ― Asgard's honeybee black label announced on Sunday that an anime adaptation of its Dynamic Chord otome project for female gamers is "coming soon." The "Dynamic Chord No Limit Vocal Live 2017" event made the announcement through a teaser video: The project follows the musical careers and personal lives of several bands unde...
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37th Doraemon Film Features Cameo by Japanese Comedy Duo Savanna

37th Doraemon film opens in Japan on March 4 ― The official website for the Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daibōken (Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi) anime film announced on January 8 that the Japanese comedy duo Savanna, consisting of Masumi Yagi and Shigeo Takahashi, will make a cameo appearance in the film. Yagi and Takahashi will voice Octogon ...
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New Live Spectacle Naruto Stage Musical Reveals Visuals For Naruto, Sasuke, Itachi

New run with different story plays in Tokyo, Osaka in May-August ― The official website for the Live Spectacle Naruto series of stage musicals revealed three cast visuals on Saturday for Live Spectacle Naruto: Akatsuki no Shirabe (Live Spectacle Naruto: The Akatsuki Investigation), the new run of the musical that will feature a different story than the previous two musicals. Kōdai Matsuoka as Naruto ...
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Kirakira Precure a la Mode Anime's New Trailer Previews Story

14th Precure series premieres in Japan on February 5 ― Toei Animation's website for the Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode anime began streaming a story introduction trailer for the series on Saturday. The site had streamed a character introduction trailer last week. The show stars: Karen Miyama as Cure Whip/Ichika Usami, who has a rabbit motif and enjoys shortcake Haruka Fukuhara as Cure Custard/Himari Ar...

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Arc System Works Reveals Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 Arcade Game

Answer, Baiken join as new playable characters for game available this spring ― Arc System Works announced on Saturday that it will release the Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 arcade game in Japan this spring. The game will feature the new characters Answer (voiced by Tomokazu Seki) and Baiken (voiced by Mayumi Asano). The new game will also feature balance modifications such as new techniques for previous pla...
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Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Manga Has 'Important Announcement' on January 25

This year's seventh issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine is revealing on Wednesday that the magazine's eighth issue on January 25 will have an "important announcement" for Miki Yoshikawa's Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches manga. The final page of the Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches chapter in the seventh issue also hints that an "extra-large project" will be announced in the eighth issue. Y...
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Rose of Versailles Collaborates With Valentine's Day Chocolate Sale

Every year, Japanese women buy chocolate to give to their significant others on Valentine's Day. The men then return the favor on White Day, March 14. This year, women will be flocking to the upper floors of Takashimaya department stores to buy high-end Rose of Versailles-themed chocolates. Japan's Takashimaya department stores are collaborating with Riyoko Ikeda's manga for the chain's annual Amo...
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Accessories Designer Taps Into Pac-Man, Space Invaders for High-End Items

British fashion accessories designer Anya Hindmarch's latest collection is tapping into 80s and 90s nostalgia, from the classic yellow smiley face to the familiar pixelated faces of Namco's Pac-Man and Taito's Space Invaders. The games' ghosts and and aliens were revitalized by Hindmarch into a series of purses, bags, coats, and other accessories. A first look at our new space in @galerieslafayet...
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Yuri!!! on Ice Co-Creator Visits Main Character's Hometown

Yuri!!! on Ice co-creator Mitsurou Kubo recently traveled to Karatsu, Saga. Anime fans may know the city as Hasetsu, main character Yūri Katsuki's hometown. Akinori Kawakami, representative of Karatsu's Michelin-starred steak restaurant Caravan, is also the president of the "Association to Connect Hasetsu and Karatsu." Kawakami posts Yuri!!! on Ice-related messages and images on his Twitter and Fa...
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March comes in like a lion ‒ Episode 13

"March's underlying material remains strong, but its ways of executing on that material can be pretty shaky."
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Bandai Namco Holds Retro Game Manga/Writing Contest

Game Center CX host Shin'ya Arino judges ― Bandai Namco has opened its extensive catalog of classic video games to Japanese fans interested in creating dōjin works (fanfiction, or fan-made video games) based on them. In order to encourage more creative output, it is holding a contest for manga, novellas and essays based on its games. Suggested themes include "What happened to Pac-Man's hands?," "Moji...
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Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū ‒ Episode 15

"Our rambunctious rakugoka is going through a rough patch, and while he doesn't find all the answers in this episode, he does scrounge up the motivation to keep moving forward."
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Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Winter 2017

The results are in and we have your Daily Streaming Reviews schedule for Winter 2017! ― This season's poll results have been tallied and we've put together the schedule for the Winter 2017 Daily Streaming Reviews! Due to lack of interest in the shows, Anne Lauenroth will be wrapping up her reviews of Trickster and All Out!! this week. This season also marks the return of Classic Streaming reviews, wh...
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High School Fleet, Barakamon Voice Actress Nozomi Furuki Marries

Japanese voice actress Nozomi Furuki announced on her official blog on Thursday that she has married and entered the family register. Furuki did not name the person she married. Furuki said, "[He's] that sort of bright person that's natural and laughs spontaneously when we're together. I want to build a family who can't suppress their smiling faces." The voice actress thanked fans for their suppor...
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Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi Spinoff Manga Ends

Kadokawa to release spinoff as 10th volume of main manga on March 27 ― The February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine published the final chapter on Saturday of HaccaWorks* and Nanao's Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi (Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no) spinoff manga series, titled Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no Bangaihen. Nanao and HaccaWorks* launched the spinoff manga on September 15...
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The List - 7 Anime Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary

Warning! This week's List might make you feel old, as several treasured anime classics round off their second decade in history this year! ― This week marked Japan's annual "Coming of Age Day" where individuals who turned the age of majority within the last year put on their very best and celebrate together. Hot spots were filled with smiling 20-year-olds in yukata. If the idea of someone born in 19...

Amazon U.S. Launches Anime Strike Paid Streaming Service

Update - we spoke with VP of Amazon Digital Video Michael Paull and got a few comments on the record about their new service, Anime Strike. ― Update 2017.01.14 - Comments from Michael Paull, VP of Digital Video at Amazon, are available below. Amazon U.S. launched the Anime Strike streaming service on Thursday as its first branded on-demand subscription service. The paid service is offering more than ...
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Novel 6

Things have slowed down for these unusual MgRonald's employees since the last catastrophe, but there are still a few divine mysteries to resolve before Satan can let his guard down again. ― They say that it's best not to meet your heroes. There's definitely some truth to that, because once you do, you're forced to realize that they're just people like the rest of us, prone to faults, failings, and be...
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The Game and Anime References in Keijo!!!!!!!! You Might Have Missed

Keijo!!!!!!!! is full of fun anime and game references ...most of which involve boobs and butts.
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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Film Reveals Main Visual

The official website for the Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale anime film revealed the film's main visual on Friday. The tagline on the visual reads "It's just is a game, or so I thought." The film will screen in United States theaters for a one-night event on March 9. Tickets to the film are on sale now. Prior to the wide release, Aniplex of America will host a premiere event in Hollywood, Californi...
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Crunchyroll Streams Kuroko's Basketball 'Episode 75.5' OVA

OVA about Kuroko's birthday originally shipped on home video in Japan in December 2015 ― Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it is now streaming the "75.5th Quarter" OVA episode of Kuroko's Basketball. The episode is titled "Saikō no Present Desu" (The Greatest Present). The episode is available for members in North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Ze...
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Kairi Shimotsuki's Brave10 Manga Gets Stage Play

Also: Brave10 Tawamure spinoff manga ends ― The February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine announced on Saturday that Kairi Shimotsuki's Brave10 manga is getting a stage play adaptation this summer. Shimotsuki drew an original artwork for the announcement (pictured below). The website for the television anime adaptation of the manga had announced in March 2012 that a stage play adaptati...
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Ghibli Museum Attracts 10 Million Visitors

Museum in Tokyo opened in October 2001 ― The Ghibli Museum in Tokyo held a ceremony on Saturday to celebrate hitting the milestone of having 10 million visitors. The museum originally opened in October 2001, and sees about 650,000 visitors a year. The museum's director, Kiyofumi Nakajima, said during the ceremony that Hayao Miyazaki said he was "delighted" by the news. Nakajima also said that he does...

NISA's House of Five Leaves Anime License Expires

Edo-era anime based on Natsume Ono's manga aired in 2010 ― NIS America confirmed with ANN on Friday that its license for the House of Five Leaves television anime series is expiring. The company added that it has "no current plans on renewing the license." NIS America didn't confirm with ANN when the license is expiring, but the anime retailer The Anime Corner Store noted in a weekly newsletter on Fr...
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HY Band Performs Live-Action Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba Series' Theme Song

Mone Kamishiraishi plays lead role in January 22 series, also appears in theme song's music video ― The staff of the live-action television series adaptation of Sanami Suzuki's Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba (English title The meal with Hokusai, or lit. All You Need Is A Meal with Hokusai) cooking manga announced on Monday that five-man band HY will perform the series' theme song "Happy." The series will ...
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Love Live! Sunshine!! Announces Worldwide 'Image Girl' Poll Results

The official website for the Love Live! anime announced the results of the Love Live! Sunshine!! "World Image Girl Election" poll on Friday. People around the world voted for one Aquors girl each to become PR ambassadors for different "regions" of the world. Here are the results: Chika Takami: Taiwan Riko Sakurauchi: Germany Kanan Matsuura: Australia Dia Kurosawa: Singapore Yō Watanabe: China Yosh...
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Musou Stars Game Streams Character Action Videos for Zhao Yun, Ryu Hayabusa, More

Sanada Yukimura, Tamaki, Millennia, Horō previewed for upcoming PS4/PS Vita game ― Koei Tecmo Games began streaming three action character introduction videos this week for its Musou Stars PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game. The videos highlight Zhao Yun, Sanada Yukimura, Tamaki, Ryu Hayabusa, Millennia, and Horō. Zhao Yun Sanada Yukimura Tamaki Ryu Hayabusa Millennia Horō Previously confirmed c...
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Chain Chronicle Anime Project Streams Trailer for 3rd Film

2nd film premiered on Saturday, TV anime version premiered on January 7 ― The official website for Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas), the theatrical and television anime adaptation of Sega's Chain Chronicle smartphone game, began streaming a trailer for the theatrical project's third film on Friday. The site also revealed the poster visual for the third ...
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Top-Selling Anime CD Singles: 2016

SKE48's 2016 PriPara film theme sells 365,328, followed by Time Bokan 24, Monster Hunter, Kindaichi, Ace Attorney ― This list covers sales surveyed from December 20, 2015 to December 11, 2016. Rank Estimated Sales in Discs Title Anime Artist 1 365,328 Chicken Line PriPara Mi~nna no Akogare Let's Go PriPari SKE48 2 288,361 Fantastic Time Time Bokan 24 Hey!Say!JUMP 3 180,218 Panorama Monster Hunter Sto...
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Top-Selling Animation DVDs in Japan: 2016

Mr. Osomatsu #1 sells 66,275, followed by 2nd Yo-kai Watch film, more Mr. Osomatsu, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, The Boy and the Beast ― This list covers sales surveyed from December 20, 2015 to December 11, 2016. Rank Estimated Sales in Discs Title Maker Release Date Artist/Categtory 1 66,275 Mr. Osomatsu 1st Matsu (Limited First Pressing DVD) AVP 16/1/29 Animation 2 63,568 Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Enma Daio...
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Comico Classifieds: 'Extra' Manga Character Wanted

Ever dream of becoming a character in your favorite manga? The manga website and app comico could make your daydreams into reality. comico is taking applications for one person to fill the "manga extra performer part-time job" position. The part-time job news service An posted a listing for the position on Thursday. An is partnering with comico for the project, and it is accepting applications unt...
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Top-Selling Animation Blu-ray Discs in Japan: 2016

Love Live! The School Idol Movie sells 224,278, followed by Girls und Panzer film, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Gundam The Origin III, Mr. Osomatsu ― This list covers sales surveyed from December 20, 2015 to December 11, 2016. Rank Estimated Sales in Discs Title Maker Release Date Artist/Categtory 1 297,427 Zootopia MovieNEX WDS 16/8/24 Animation 2 224,278 Love Live! The School Idol Movie (Limited Special ...

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New Baki TV Anime Teased With 2017 Premiere

The cover of this year's seventh issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion teased this week that the new television anime of Keisuke Itagaki's Baki (New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero) manga will air in 2017. The anime will feature the "Most Evil Death Row Convicts" arc from the manga. Baki is the second installment in Itagaki's overall series. The manga ran for 31 volumes in ...
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Seven Seas Licenses Spirit Circle Manga by Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Creator

Manga about a boy and a ghost slated for October ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Satoshi Mizukami's Spirit Circle manga. The company plans to release the series in single volumes with new lettering and translations. The first volume is slated for on October 10. Seven Seas describes the series: Fuuta Okeya can see ghosts. Besides that—and the bandage he always keeps...
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Cyber Dimension Neptune: 4 Goddesses Online Opening Movie Previews Theme Song

Compile Heart's PS4 game ships on February 9 in Japan ― The official website for Cyber Dimension Neptune: 4 Goddesses Online, the latest game in the Compile Heart's Hyperdimension Neptunia series, began streaming the game's opening movie on Thursday. The video previews the game's opening theme "Pikon de Metafiction" by Erabareshi. The game's the playable characters will include holy knight Neptune, b...

Discotek Adds Babel II OVA Series

DVD release slated for April ― Discotek Media announced on Thursday that it has licensed the 1992 original video anime (OVA) series Babel II and will release it on DVD in April. The release will include Japanese audio and the English dub from Streamline Pictures. The four-episode Babel II OVA adapts Mitsuteru Yokoyama's manga of the same name, but with an alternate ending based on Yokoyama's sequel m...

Seven Seas Licenses Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch Novel

Original stories by Ryo Mizuno inspired anime, manga adaptations ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Ryo Mizuno's original Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch novel. The company will release the volume in a "Gold Edition" on October 31. The release is based on Kadokawa Shoten's 2013 deluxe edition. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the story: Parn, a reckless but pas...

Seven Seas Licenses Cutie Honey A Go Go! Manga

Hideaki Anno collaborated on Shinpei Ito's 2003 manga based on Go Nagai's story ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Shinpei Ito and Hideaki Anno's Cutie Honey A Go Go! (Cutie Honey aGoGo!) manga. The company plans to release the manga in a 386-page omnibus edition on September 26. Seven Seas describes the manga: Tokyo is under seige by the terrorist organization known ...
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Screenwriter's Resume Lists Script for Western Gegege no Kitarō Film

Screenwriter Simon Nagel's LinkedIn profile lists a past job as a story writer for Toei Animation, working with a team on a Gegege no Kitarō film for four months in 2012. He lists the film project as a Gegege no Kitarō reboot aimed at Western audiences. Similarly, digital artist Kei Yoshida had listed himself as a character animator for a Gegege no Kitarō television project on his LinkedIn profile...
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NIS Opens Countdown Site For New Title

Japanese video game company Nippon Ichi Software opened a teaser site for a new title on Thursday. As of press time, the site features a colorful number "5" and the letters "N," "G" and "E" in red. The site previously displayed a colorful number "7" and only the letter "E," as pictured below. Nippon Ichi Software hasn't revealed any other details about the title. NIS opened a different teaser site...
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Bowser Demonstrates Nintendo Switch Console's Parental Controls

Bowser is the last character that comes to mind when parenting is involved but the dastardly princess-napper is the father to seven equally mischievous kid koopas (or at least Bowser Jr., his other offspring were demoted from his lineage, apparently). Nintendo brought out Bowser and Bowser Jr. introduce the Nintendo Switch console's parental controls. The app will allow parents to monitor what kin...
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Sakura-Con Hosts Gen Urobuchi, Nitroplus Producers, Thunderbolt Fantasy Puppeteers

Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass writer also attended Seattle convention in 2012 ― Seattle's Sakura-Con convention announced on Thursday that it will host writer Gen Urobuchi. Nitroplus president and executive producer Digitarou and producer Koh Kitaoka will also attend. In addition, the convention will host guests from Pili International Multimedia, Taiwan's largest puppet media production company, which ...

Seven Seas Licenses Dragon Half Manga

1989 manga about half-dragon girl inspired 1993 OVA ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Ryusuke Mita's Dragon Half manga. The company will release the seven-volume series in three omnibus volumes that will also include bonus material, color illustrations, silver foil wraparound covers, and the Dragon Half Z epilogue. The first volume is slated for December 26. Seven Se...
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Seven Seas Licenses Sleeping Beauty Manga by Bunny Drop's Yumi Unita

Fantasy manga follows high school girl who loves to sleep ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Yumi Unita's Sleeping Beauty (Nemuremehime) manga. The first single volume is slated for November 21. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the series: High school student Yaneko loves to sleep, so much that she can barely wake up of her own accord. That is, until she is roused f...
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Tokyo Joypolis Reveals Its Sword Art Online Attractions

Tokyo's Joypolis theme park revealed more details this week on its upcoming collaboration with the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film. The attractions are launching on January 21 and running until to February 26. The "Gekijō-ban Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale- - in JOYPOLIS Extra Stage Joypolis o Kōryaku Seyo!" (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale - in Joypolis Extra Stage Capture Joypol...
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All Out!! ‒ Episode 14

"The clock is ticking if Sekizan wants to be the one taking his team to Hanazono, and there's no room for slowing down."
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New York Times Manga Best Seller List, January 2-8

3 One-Punch Man volumes, The Ancient Magus' Bride, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 2 Tokyo Ghoul volume, Tomie, Blue Exoricist, Attack on Titan ― Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Weeks on List Cover 1 -One-Punch Man #10 Story: ONE / Art: Yuusuke Murata Viz Media 1 2-The Ancient Magus' Bride #6 Kore Yamazaki Seven Seas Entertainment 1 33The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Legendary Editi...

Blue Reflection PS4/PS Vita Game's Character Video Introduces Protagonist

"Heroic RPG" centers on high school heroine who fights as magical girl to achieve wish ― KOEI Tecmo Games' Gust brand began streaming a character video on Friday for its upcoming Blue Reflection - Maboroshi ni Mau Shōjo no Ken (Blue Reflection - The Girl's Sword That Dances in Illusion) PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game. The video previews story scenes featuring the main character Hinako Shirai...
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Answerman - Why Are High School Jobs Not Allowed In Anime?

In shows like Yu Yu Hakusho, characters in high school are prohibited from having a job after school - is that a real thing? Justin gets into it. ― Skylar asks: Why aren't high school students allowed to have after school jobs in anime? Is this true of all high schools in Japan? Shows like Yu Yu Hakusho and Saiki Kusuo no Sainan (to name a few) have episodes dedicated to characters having to help th...
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ANNCast (Video) - Winter 2017 Roundup

Zac and Jacob argue about all the best and worst shows of Winter 2017, from Scum's Wish to Monster Girls to Hand Shakers. PLUS: The Crunchyroll anime awards and much more! ― ANNCast Episode 281: Winter 2017 Roundup Zac and Jacob argue about all the best and worst shows of Winter 2017, from Scum's Wish to Monster Girls to Hand Shakers. PLUS: The Crunchyroll anime awards and much more! You can listen ...
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Sentai Filmworks Streams Amagi Brilliant Park English Dub Trailer

Full cast list revealed for series shipping February 28 ― Sentai FIlmworks began streaming a full trailer for its English dub of Amagi Brilliant Park on Friday. The company also announced the full English cast list. The series stars Adam Gibbs as Seiya Kanie, Molly Searcy as Isuzu Sento, and Cindy Lou Parker as Princess Latifah. The rest of the cast, under ADR director Christopher Ayres and ADR write...
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NTR: Netsuzou Trap TV Anime Casts Ai Kakuma, Hiromi Igarashi

Daisuke Ono, Ryota Ohsaka also star in 2017 adaptation of yuri manga ― The official website for the television anime of Naoko Kodama's yuri manga NTR: Netsuzou Trap announced two more cast members on Friday. Ai Kakuma will play the protagonist Yuma Okasaki, and Hiromi Igarashi will play her childhood friend Hotaru Mizushina. The anime will premiere in 2017. The visual on the anime's official website ...
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 489

With Itachi's story behind us, the anime moves into adapting Shikamaru's story, with much more faithful results.
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Granblue Fantasy Anime's 1st TV Ad Previews Bump of Chicken Song

TV anime premiers in April after special airs on January 21 ― The official website for the anime of Cygames' Granblue Fantasy smartphone game began streaming the anime's first television commercial on Friday. Like the second promotional video, the commercial previews Bump of Chicken's theme song "Go." (Note: The YouTube video on the official website is region-locked to Japan.) The website also reveal...
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Gintama Starts Its New Season Strong With Fourth Wall-Breaking Humor

Even after three seasons and a movie, Gintama is still nuts.
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Novel 7

This seventh volume makes it easy to see that the anime adaptation ended before the best parts of its story really began. Rebecca Silverman explores further. ― After reading this seventh novel of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon, it's easy to conclude that the anime ended before the best parts of the story really began. This second story to take place after the end of the animated ada...
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King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO Anime Film's New Trailer Reveals June 10 Debut

New visual also revealed for followup film to KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm ― The official website of King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO, the new anime film that follows the Pretty Rhythm spinoff film KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm, began streaming a new teaser video on Friday. The video reveals the film's June 10 premiere date. The website also revealed a new main visual for the film. Masakazu Hishida, wh...
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Valkyria Revolution Game's New Character Trailer Highlights Amleth

Daisuke Ono voices protagonist in RPG shipping in Japan on January 19 ― Sega began streaming a new trailer on Friday for the Valkyria Revolution (Valkyria: Azure Revolution in Japan) PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita role-playing game. The video introduces the game's protagonist Amleth, played by Daisuke Ono. Amleth is an "avenger" who leads the game's group of five great criminals, and is a command...
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Producer Yoshihiro Nozaki Passes Away at 75

Producer involved in production of Astro Boy & other Mushi Production, Sunrise anime ― Anime producer Yoshihiro Nozaki passed away on Tuesday due to malignant lymphoma. He was 75. Nozaki's family will hold a wake for him on January 19, and the burial will take place the following day. His second son Nobuharu will lead the wake, with wife Fueko as chief mourner. Nozaki began his career at Mushi Produc...
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ReLIFE Live-Action Film's Trailer Features Sonoko Inoue Theme Song

Film opens in Japan on April 15 ― The official website for the live-action film of Yayoiso's ReLIFE manga began streaming the film's 30-second trailer on Thursday. The video features the film's theme song "Sakura" by Sonoko Inoue. The manga's story revolves around Arata Kaizaki, an unemployed, single 27-year-old who has just been cut off from his parents' financial support. Unable to find a job due t...
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A Rose in the Twilight Game Ships in N. America, Europe in April

NIS America announced on Thursday that it will release Nippon Ichi Software's A Rose in the Twilight (Rose to Tasogare no Kojō) puzzle platformer game in North America and Europe on April 11 and 14, respectively. The game will have a physical Standard Edition, physical Limited Edition, and a digital version on PS Vita. The Limited Edition includes the game, a collector's box, a 36-page softcover a...
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Arc System Works to Bring BlazBlue Title to Switch Console

Company also releases New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers on Switch ― Arc System Works announced on Friday that it will bring its 2D action fighting series BlazBlue to the Nintendo Switch console. The company didn't confirm if the title will be a new title, or a port of an already-existing title. The company also announced it will release the download-only New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers game f...
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Disgaea 5, Street Fighter II, Dragon Quest Heroes, I Am Setsuna Get Switch Ports

Also: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Sonic Mania, Super Bomberman R ― Nintendo revealed during its livestream presentation and on its Switch website on Friday that a number of games from various developers will get ports to its new Switch platform. These games include: Dragon Quest Heroes I (March 3 in Japan) Dragon Quest Heroes II (March 3 in Japan) Dragon Quest X Sonic Mania (spring 2017) Super Bomberman...
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Sega Releases Puyo Puyo Tetris PS4, Switch Game in the West This Spring

Special Switch retail edition includes 2 bonus keychains ― Sega announced on Friday that it will release the Puyo Puyo Tetris puzzle party game in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this spring. The game will release for PS4 as a physical version for a retail price of US$29.99. Sega will release the game in digital and physical versions for Switch; the digital version will...
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Live-Action March comes in like a lion Films' Trailer Reveals 2 Theme Songs

Boku no Lyric no Bōyomi, Sakura Fujiwara perform theme songs for March 18, April 22 films ― The official website for the two live-action films of Chika Umino's March comes in like a lion (Sangatsu no Lion) manga began streaming a new trailer for the films on Thursday. The video reveals and previews the two films' theme song. The first film's theme song, which is heard first in the video, is Boku no L...
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Shin Megami Tensei 25th Anniversary Project Also Includes 3DS Title

Project also consists of Shin Megami Tensei game for Nintendo Switch ― Atlus' website for the Shin Megami Tensei video game series' 25th anniversary project revealed on Friday that the project will include a new game for Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo announced on Thursday that Atlus is developing a Shin Megami Tensei game for the Nintendo Switch console as part of the anniversary. Atlus has not confirmed if...
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Nintendo Reveals 1-2 Switch, ARMS Games for Switch Console

1-2 Switch launches on March 3, ARMS releases this spring ― Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 livestream event on Thursday that it is developing the 1-2 Switch and ARMS games for the Switch. 1-2 Switch will launch on March 3 alongside the Switch console, while ARMS will be available in the spring. When playing the 1-2 Switch party game, players stand face-to-face and loo...
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Suda51: No More Heroes Protagonist Travis Touchdown 'Makes His Return on Nintendo Switch'

New game is "heavily influenced" by pro wrestling ― Grasshopper Manufacture game designer Goichi "Suda51" Suda announced during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 livestream event on Thursday that Grasshopper Manufacture is developing a game for the Switch that will feature No More Heroes protagonist Travis Touchdown. Suda51 didn't specify if the game will be a new No More Heroes title. He also sa...

Nintendo Reveals Super Mario Odyssey Game For Switch

Also: Mario Kart 8 gets Switch port on April 28 ― Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 livestream event on Thursday that it is developing the Super Mario Odyssey game for the Switch. The game will be available in holiday 2017. In the game, Mario leaves the Mushroom Kingdom to "go on a new sandbox-style journey." Yoshiaki Koizumi, the game's producer, said that Mario's eyed ...
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Nintendo Reveals New Shin Megami Tensei Title For Switch

New game will be franchise's 25th anniversary project ― Nintendo announced during its livestream presentation on Friday that Atlus is developing a new installment in its long-running Shin Megami Tensei role-playing game series for the Nintendo Switch platform, using Unreal Engine 4. The game is the Shin Megami Tensei franchise's 25th anniversary project. Atlus revealed on Tuesday that it is working o...
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Square Enix Reveals New 'Project Octopath Traveler' RPG for Nintendo Switch

Bravely Default team works on new project ― Nintendo announced during its livestream presentation on Friday that Square Enix is working on a new original role-playing game project for the Nintendo Switch platform tentatively titled "Project Octopath Traveler." The same team who worked on the Bravely Default game is working on the game. Square Enix released the original Bravely Default: Flying Fairy g...
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Monolith Soft Reveals Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Sequel Game For Switch

Character designs by Masatsugu Saitō, music by Yasunori Mitsuda, ACE, Kenji Hiramatsu, Manami Kiyota ― Nintendo announced during its livestream presentation on Friday that developer Monolith Soft is developing the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sequel game for the Nintendo Switch platform, and unveiled a trailer for the game. Tetsuya Takahashi returns as the game's executive director. The game features chara...
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Nintendo Unveils Fire Emblem Warriors Game for Switch

Musou (Warriors) series' Omega Force, Team Ninja developing holiday 2017 game ― Nintendo announced during its livestream presentation on Friday that Koei Tecmo Games, its Omega Force team, and its Team Ninja team, are developing a new game titled Fire Emblem Warriors (Fire Emblem Musou) for the Nintendo Switch. The game is slated for this year's holiday season. Nintendo unveiled a trailer for the gam...
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Nintendo Announces Splatoon 2 Game For Switch

Sequel game launches this summer ― Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 livestream event on Thursday that it is developing Splatoon 2 for the Switch console. Hisashi Nogami, the game's producer, introduced the game's first footage. The game will use both the Joy-Con and Pro controllers, and can be played in both TV Mode and Handheld Mode. Players can play matches against op...

New The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Trailer Reveals March 3 Release (Updated)

Game launches on same day as Switch platform ― Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 livestream event on Thursday that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch on both Nintendo Switch and Wii U on March 3, the same day the Switch itself launches. Nintendo also streamed a new trailer for the game. Nintendo revealed the game was in development in 2013, and revealed ...

Nintendo Switch Launches on March 3 for US$299.99

Switch will have paid online service that will be free until fall, no region locking for games ― Nintendo revealed during its livestream presentation on Friday that it will release its hybrid home/handheld Switch game system on March 3 in Japan, the United States, Canada, major European countries, Hong Kong, and other territories. The console will be priced at 29,980 yen in Japan, and US$299.99 in No...

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Neko Atsume Film's New Trailer Reveals Additional Cast

Film casts Tomoro Taguchi, Tae Kimura, Kayoko Okubo ― The official website for the Neko Atsume no Ie (Neko Atsume's Home) film based on Hit-Point's smartphone app Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector began streaming a new trailer on Wednesday, revealing additional cast members. The additonal cast includes: Tomoro Taguchi (live-action Gantz) as Asakusa, the heroine Michiru's senior editor Tae Kimura (live-act...
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Seven Seas Licenses The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! Spinoff Manga

Seven Seas also announces eBooks for global distribution ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed Fumihiro Kiso's The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! spinoff manga and plans to release the first single volume on September 26. The volumes will carry a mature rating, so they will be shrink-wrapped in stores. Seven Seas also announced that it will make the original The ...
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Precure Dream Stars! Film Announces Guest Cast, Story

Hiroshi Miyamoto directs film slated for March in Japan ― The staff of the upcoming Eiga Precure Dream Stars! (Precure The Movie: Dream Stars!) anime film revealed a trailer, new poster visual, story summary, and guest cast on Friday. The staff also announced that Hiroshi Miyamoto, the director of the CG "Precure to Refi no Wonder Night!" part of the Go! Princess Pretty Cure the Movie Go! Go!! Gorgeo...
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SMAP Idol Group Members Issue Farewell Messages to Fans

The popular idol group SMAP broke up on December 31 after performing music together for more than a quarter century. Although the pop stars are continuing with their solo careers, they issued SMAP farewell messages to fans on January 5. Here is their joint messages as a group: Everyone's support, all of it, is reaching us. We're taking in everyone's feelings, all of them. Gratitude from the heart....
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Seven Seas Licenses Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night Manga

Manga based on Hatsune Miku song/video ships on May 2 ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Thursday that it has licensed Hitoshizuku-P × Yama△ and Tsubata Nozaki's Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night manga. Seven Seas will release the manga in single volume editions printed with an oversize trim, beginning with the first volume on May 2. The manga follows newcomer actress Miku, who is cast in a lead role,...
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KONOSUBA 2 - Episode 1

"The beginning of KONOSUBA's second season shows no sign of letting up, as all the things that you both loved and hated about the first season are back in all their glory."

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film's English Dub Clip Shows Joey

Also: Billy Bob Thompson plays Kudaragi in movie opening on January 27 ― The official Yu-Gi-Oh! YouTube channel began streaming on Thursday a video clip from the English dub of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions anime film. The clip shows a scene where Joey Wheeler (Wayne Grayson) is quickly biking to school. Additionally, the company began streaming an interview with Eric Stuart, th...
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Twin Star Exorcists ‒ Episode 39

"This was probably the single ugliest episode the show has produced since the nadir of Shimon's introduction all the way back in Episode 5."
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Crunchyroll to Stream Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 4

Horror anime series of shorts premieres Sunday ― Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 4, the fourth season of the horror anime series of shorts as it airs in Japan. The first episode will premiere worldwide outside of Asia on Sunday, January 15 at 2:15 p.m. EST. The season will feature 13 different people (including actors...
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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, December 26-January 1

Yowamushi Pedal, Boruto, Yo-Kai Watch films air ― The Yowamushi Pedal Re: ROAD compilation film aired on TV Tokyo on Tuesday, December 27 at 1:35 a.m. and earned a 1.2% rating. The Yowamushi Pedal Re: RIDE compilation film aired on TV Tokyo on Monday, December 26 at 1:55 a.m. and earned a 0.9% rating. Boruto: Naruto the Movie aired on TV Tokyo on Sunday, January 1 at 1:30 a.m. and earned a 0.9% ratin...
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Yuri!!! on Ice's Title Song Features in Figure Skating Music Book

Most fans of the Yuri!!! on Ice anime agree that the show was "born to make history." The first home video volume shipped on December 30 and sold a combined 50,878 copies. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases ranked #2 and #3 on their respective Oricon sales charts. The anime's soundtrack CD also debuted #1 on Oricon's weekly digital album chart for the week of December 19-25. Now the series' title s...

Fukushima Teacher Threatens Students With 'Death Note'

Teacher reprimanded, school apologizes to families ― An elementary school in Fukushima Prefecture held a meeting on Wednesday that to discuss incidents of one teacher telling students "I'll write your name in a Death Note!" During the meeting, the school reportedly apologized to the students' guardians. According to the school, the male teacher in his 30s used his own tablet to display an image of a ...
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A-Fit Team Shows Anime Fans How to Exercise to "Cruel Angel's Thesis"

Anisong Fitness is an exercise program designed to get anime fans (or whoever else ate too much fried chicken and rice cake soup over the holidays) moving with catchy, energetic anime songs. Starring Gō Takahashi as the A-fit Teacher and Yūki Takada, Yakko and (the animated) Sakura Asahina as A-fit Girls, the program comes up with fun, dance-like moves to make sure viewers get their workout. The ...

One Piece Film Gold Earns US$164,409 on 1st Day at U.S. Box Office

Anime film screening in N. America on January 10-17 ― Box Office Mojo reported that Funimation's theatrical release of the One Piece Film Gold anime movie earned US$164,409 at 371 theaters on Tuesday. The film opened in theaters in the United States and Canada on Tuesday, and the English-dubbed screenings will continue until January 17. The One Piece Podcast began streaming the English dub's Dice cli...
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Blood Lad Manga's Anime Promo Video Celebrates Final Volume

Manga's 17th volume shipped in December after series' end in September ― Kadokawa began streaming an anime promotional video on Thursday for Yūki Kodama Blood Lad manga. The video celebrates the manga's 17th and final compiled book volume that shipped in Japan on December 31. Kenji Fujisaki returned from the manga's television anime adaptation as animation director for the video. The studio NAZ produ...
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Meet the Real-life "Yuri on Ice"

Yuri!!! on Ice, the tale of a failing figure skater's rise to the top, is like a fairy tale. But much of it actually happened.

Amazon U.S. Launches Anime Strike Paid Streaming Service

Retailer holds exclusive streaming rights for Chi's Sweet Adventure, Onihei, The Great Passage, more ― Update 2017.01.14 - Comments from Michael Paull, VP of Digital Video at Amazon, are available below. Amazon U.S. launched the Anime Strike streaming service on Thursday as its first branded on-demand subscription service. The paid service is offering more than 1,000 television anime episodes and fil...
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The Eccentric Family 2 Anime's 1st Video Streamed With English Subtitles

Junji Majima, Yōko Hikasa, Yūichi Nakamura, Bin Shimada join cast of April 9 anime ― The official English Facebook page for The Eccentric Family 2 (Uchoten Kazoku 2) sequel anime series began streaming an English-subtitled version of the anime's first promotional video on Thursday. The video includes English text and shows the new cast with their roles, alongside the returning cast. The new cast memb...
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3rd Yo-kai Watch Film Climbs to #1, Resident Evil Falls to #2

Kizumonogatari III opens at #9, your name. stays at #3, In This Corner of the World back to #10 Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double no Sekai no Daibōken da Nyan! rose from #5 to #1 at the Japanese weekend box office in its fourth weekend. The film earned 225 million yen (about US$1.96 million) and sold 194,400 tickets over the weekend from January 7-8. The film has earned over 2 billion y...
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Arcana Famiglia Game Franchise Gets 2 New Stage Plays in March, September

1st play is prequel, 2nd play will continue story from last September's play ― The official website for the stage play adaptations of the La storia della Arcana Famiglia video game franchise announced that two new stage plays have been green-lit, and will run in March and September. Ryōhei Shioguchi (seen below in costume) will reprise his role from the first stage play as Jolly. The first of the new...
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Popin Q Anime Film's Smartphone Game Video Shows Gameplay

Anime's main cast reprise roles for rhythm game arriving this winter ― SEGA began streaming a promotional video for Popin Q Dance for Quintet!, its smartphone game of Toei Animation's Popin Q anime film, on Wednesday. The video shows the game's rhythm-based gameplay, along with the accompanying performance scene. The game is a rhythm game featuring songs from the film, and it is slated for release th...
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Nioh PS4 Game's Cutscene Video Introduces Okatsu

RPG launches on February 7 in N. America, on February 8 in Europe ― Koei Tecmo Games began streaming a cutscene video from the Nioh "dark warring-states action RPG" for the PlayStation 4 on Tuesday. The cutscene video, which is available in 4K resolution, shows protagonist William conversing with a kunoichi named Okatsu, who remarks on William's hair color. The game launches for the PlayStation 4 on ...
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Anime Expo 2017 to Host Macross Singer Mari Iijima

Los Angeles convention takes place on July 1-4 ― Los Angeles convention Anime Expo announced on Wednesday that the convention will host singer and voice actress Mari Iijima as a guest. She last attended the convention in 1999 where she debuted her album No Limit. Iijima is perhaps best known as the voice of Lynn Minmay, the pivotal idol singer in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross television anime,...
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Gravity Rush 2 Game Streams Live-Action Promo Video Starring Nogizaka46's Marika Itō

Game slated for release in N. America on January 20 after delay ― PlayStation Japan began streaming a four-minute live-action "Gravity Cat" promotional video on Thursday for the Gravity Rush 2 PlayStation 4 game. The video stars Nogizaka46 member Marika Itō and Shizuru Takada. The video features gameplay footage at the end. Additionally, video game news website GameSpot began streaming two gameplay v...
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Astro Boy: Edge of Time Game Adds Japanese Cast Members

Smartphone, PC game brings together Osamu Tezuka characters ― Active Gaming Media revealed four cast members for the Japanese version of its Astro Boy: Edge of Time (titled Atom: Jikū no Hate in Japan) digital card game based on the works of manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka. The revealed cast includes: Nobunaga Shimazaki as the Male Protagonist Satomi Satou as the Female Protagonist Mami Koyama as the Phoe...
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Director Hideki Kamiya Comments on Scalebound Game's Cancellation

Microsoft Studios announced cancellation of Xbox One game on Monday ― Game director Hideki Kamiya of Platinum Games commented on the cancellation of the company's Scalebound action game on Tuesday: As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been canceled. I'm very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this game. Sorry to bring you such bad news at the start of the year. All I ...
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Osamu Tezuka's Illustrations for Rakugo Actor Uncovered

Late rakugo actor's family discovered drawings in envelope ― The family of the late rakugo actor Katsura Harudanji III discovered an envelope containing art by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka last month. The envelope contains nine drawings that Tezuka drew during his student days to promote a traveling show by Katsura Harudanji II. Katsura Harudanji II and Tezuka lived close to each other when Tezuka stay...

Amazon U.S. Adds Placeholder Pages for Scum's Wish, Onihei, The Great Passage Anime

Also adds pages for Chi's Sweet Adventure, ViVid Strike!, 3 Nanoha series, Shin chan spinoff ― Amazon U.S. posted placeholder pages for the Chi's Sweet Adventure, Onihei, The Great Passage, ViVid Strike!, Shin chan Spin-off vol.1 Aliens vs. Shinnosuke, Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA, Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA A's, Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA StrikerS, and Scum's Wish anime for its Amazon Prime Video s...
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The Eccentric Family Anime to Serve as Special Goodwill Ambassador For Kyoto

Anime series also gets special gallery train on Kyoto's famed Eizan Railway ― P.A. Works hosted a special "Tanuki Gathering At The Forest Of Tadasu" event on Thursday for its The Eccentric Family (Uchoten Kazoku) franchise. In addition to a wealth of new information about The Eccentric Family 2 sequel anime series, the event also revealed that the franchise has been inaugurated as a Kyoto Special Goo...
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Live-Action Blade of the Immortal Film's Stills Show Erika Toda, Sōta Fukushi in Costume

Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki star, Takashi Miike directs April 29 film ― The staff for the live-action film of Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal "neo period drama" manga unveiled new stills of actress Erika Toda and Sōta Fukushi in costume as their characters Makie Otono-Tachibana and Kagehisa Anotsu on Wednesday. The first and second images below show Toda, while the third image shows Fukushi. ...
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Servamp Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's Health

Strike Tanaka suffering from pain in intervertebral disk, shoulder ― The official Twitter account of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine revealed on Wednesday that Strike Tanaka's Servamp manga will go on hiatus beginning with the magazine's February issue on Saturday. The magazine explained that Tanaka's intervertebral disk and shoulder have been causing her intense pain, which have rendered her ...
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Viz Streams New Sailor Moon R: The Movie English Dub Trailer

Film to open in 300 theaters across U.S. ― Viz Media began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for the Sailor Moon R: The Movie (Sailor Moon R Movie: Promise of the Rose) anime film on Thursday. Viz Media and Eleven Arts will host a premiere screening on January 13 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The event will include a Q&A session with the English language staff and cast. The screening ...
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