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Description:Shaman King Manga Gets Brand-New TV Anime Next April Anime to adapt all 35 volumes of new complete edition by Hiroyuki Takei Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero Manga Gets TV Anime Manga by Fairy Tail creator launched in June 2018 This Week in Games - Gimme (PlayStation) Five Heidi has some BIG thoughts on the PlayStation 5 reveal plus more new game announcements than you shake a JoyCon at. Welcome to the Isekai, Otome Game Villainesses It's Catarina's personality that makes the difference, because unlike so many male protagonists who are (let's face it) flavorless potatoes baked into human form, Catarina is funny and endearing. The Spring 2020 Light Novel Guide Part I The light novel library continues to grow with more variety than ever before. Rebecca Silverman takes a look at Bibliophile Princess, At Night, I Become a Monster, Adachi and Shimamura and more in the first half of the Light Novel Guide! The Spring 2020 Manga Guide A new week, a new pile of books! New Today: CHERRY MAGIC! • GOODBYE, MY ROSE GARDEN • MYSTERIA ROMANTICA • STAR-CROSSED • Hero Life of a Self-Proclaimed Mediocre Demon • The King of Fighters: A New Beginning • My Dress-Up Darling • Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku • Demon Lord, Retry • The White Rose Black Lion • The Hero is Overpowered • Orient • Dolly Kill Kill • My Roomie Is a Dino • Wave, Listen to Me • Gigant • Kakushigoto This Week in Anime - What the Hell is Going On in Dorohedoro? There's never been anything quite like Q Hayashida's Dorohedoro. Sorcerers, hell-adjacent mobsters, and... giant flesh-eating cockroach that plays baseball? Amplifying Black Voice Actors in Anime It's time to spotlight some of the Black voices behind your favorite characters. You know Jet Black, Hawks, Chise, Char Aznable, and Boruto, now get to know the VAs bringing them to life. LiSA's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Song Is Japan's 3rd Most Downloaded Single Ever "Gurenge" has 903,857 download sales after 27 consecutive weeks in top 10 List of Shows, Films, Manga, Games Affected by COVID-19 (Updated June 13) All of ANN's coverage of works hit by new coronavirus disease This 1995 anthology is back on RetroCrush and brings together anime industry giants Katsuhiro Otomo, Satoshi Kon, Yoko Kanno, and Tensai Okamura. Hence there's a lot of premium talent at work in this project, and it shows in the results. ― This 1995 anthology project was originally released on (subtitled-only) DVD in the West in 2004 and subsequently rereleased in both 2005 and 2016 in combo packs wi... Oftentimes too crazy to be believed, the second season of Netflix's Baki anime series shows a new, deeper understanding of series' tone immediately. ― The word that best characterizes Baki the Grappler is impact. Nothing in this series is played subtly or with any degree of reservation. Everything—from Baki drinking sweetener infused water to fights where people's faces are ripped off—has an intensit... Find yourself hacking, slashing, bombing, and shooting your way through hordes of enemies to the nostalgic tune of classic Zelda tracks, re-imagined in a Chiptune/EDM style. ― Cadence of Hyrule is of the most unique games I've ever touched. When Crypt of the NecroDancer creator Ryan Clark approached Nintendo seeking permission to add characters from the Zelda franchise to his game as DLC, he was met ... Got baby sister blues? So does Kun, but he'll need to go on a big journey to learn just how important family really is. Can a 4-year-old carry a whole film? Well... ― Growing up is tough work for a kid but 4-year-old Kun is in for a doozy as he goes traveling through time and space to learn the important lessons of family...some more harrowing than others. Does Mamoru Hosoda capture the magic of chi... Sci-fi fantasy epic launched in 2006 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Friday that Ranjō Miyake's Imuri manga will end in the magazine's August issue, which will ship on July 10. The manga launched in Monthly Comic Beam in 2006. Kadokawa published the manga's 25th volume on November 11. The manga won an Excellence Award in the Manga Division of the Japan Media Art... 112-episode anime originally aired in 1992-1995 ― Netflix India is listing the Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files anime on its streaming service. The anime will stream on the service starting on June 26. Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files has 112 episodes. Netflix India describes the series: After dying to save a bot, delinquent tough guy Yusuke Urmeshi is granted another chance at life by redeeming himself as a "Sp... Manga launched in 1997, inspired anime in 2004 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine revealed on Friday that Masatoshi Usune's Desert Punk (Sunabozu) manga will end in two chapters. The next chapter will release in the magazine's September issue, which will ship in August. Usune launched the manga in Monthly Comic Beam in 1997. The manga returned in 2004 with a new arc focusing o... Viewster streaming service to be incorporated into CONtv Anime ― Cinedigm launched the linear streaming and advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) network CONtv Anime on Monday. CONtv Anime streams Japanese animated films and series across platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, iOS, Android, Vizio, and others. Cinedigm will release the channel on other platforms and Smart TV brands in North Ame... Akira Akatsuki, Adachitoka, Rie Arai, Ammitsu contribute 1st 4 manga to counter piracy ― Japan's Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA), an organization that aims to reduce worldwide piracy and actively promote the international distribution of Japanese content, began posting manga specifically created to counter piracy on its official website as part of the "Manga Anime Guardians Project" ... Fighting game launches on PS4 in early 2021 after delay ― Arc System Works unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming Guilty Gear -Strive- fighting game during IGN's Summer of Gaming live stream on Friday. The trailer reveals returning character Ramlethal Valentine. Arc System Works is delaying the release of the game from late 2020 to early 2021 due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-1... Also aims to allow travel to, from prefectures ― The Tokyo Metropolitan Government lifted on Thursday the alert it had ordered due to the recent spike in new cases of COVID-19. Tokyo also entered the third and final stage of its recovery road map for COVID-19 at midnight on Friday, and it aims to end closure requests for live music venues one week later on June 19. However, the national and metropoli... Film once slated for May 2020, then November 2020 before COVID-19 held up Warner's film slate ― Director Adam Wingard and Legendary Pictures announced on Friday that Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment's Godzilla vs. Kong film has been delayed from November 20, 2020 to May 21, 2021. The film was once slated to open on May 22, 2020. Wingard cited "all that is going on" as the reason, whi... Release to add English audio in free patch after launch ― Atlus announced on Friday that it will release Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim PlayStation 4 game in English on September 8. The game will feature Japanese and English audio, as well as subtitles in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German. The release will be available with Japanese audio at launch, and a free patch will add Englis... Film opens in Japan on June 26 ― Baki The Grappler manga creator Keisuke Itagaki drew an illustration to promote the Rambo: Last Blood film. He also commented: "Fury and revenge: as long as it has these two things, then Rambo can continue indefinitely. I mean, he doesn't die this time either!" The film, which is directed by Adrian Grünberg, is the fifth installment in the Rambo franchise and a sequel... Virtual festival takes place from August 20-September 2 ― Montreal's 24th Fantasia International Film Festival announced on Tuesday that it will screen the live-action adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Barbara manga this year. The film will have its North American debut at the virtual film festival, which will stream from August 20 to September 2. The Fantasia International Film Festival describes the fil... Staff considers safety measures for COVID-19 ― The official Twitter account for the Thunderbolt Fantasy puppet-show franchise revealed on Friday that the show's third season has been delayed as the production staff considers safety measures for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The season was scheduled to premiere this year. The show's official website and Twitter account will announce the new ... The dance halls may be closed, but the show must go on. The Tokyo Ballet performing company has collaborated with George Asakura's Dance Dance Danseur manga to release a video showing the dancers' training routines under COVID-19. The Tokyo Ballet commented as follows: "The Tokyo Ballet has suspended its planned performances due to coronavirus. For the past month-and-a-half, our dancers have not e... Funimation pledges US$1 million; The Pokémon Company contributes US$5 million ― Funimation announced on Thursday that it will donate "a minimum of $1 million to organizations that stand for social justice and racial equality" over the next four years. The company plans to increase that fund as it continues to make donations. Funimation said that it will also implement an engagement program involving ... This 1995 anthology is back on RetroCrush and brings together anime industry giants Katsuhiro Otomo, Satoshi Kon, Yoko Kanno, and Tensai Okamura. Hence there's a lot of premium talent at work in this project, and it shows in the results. ― This 1995 anthology project was originally released on (subtitled-only) DVD in the West in 2004 and subsequently rereleased in both 2005 and 2016 in combo packs wi... The courtship happened in the midst of COVID-19 lockdown ― Japanese pop-singer TiA announced on her blog on Friday that she has gotten married. She wrote the blog post in Japanese, along with the English message: "Today, I have some important news. Yes, I got married. I'm very happy now." She further mentioned that the person she married was born in the same year as her. He was born on June 10, while... 2-chapter story will show characters after manga's final chapter ― The July issue of Shogakukan's Betsucomi magazine revealed on Saturday that Kaneyoshi Izumi will publish a two-chapter epilogue for her Seiho Boys' High School! (Men's Kō) manga beginning in the magazine's next issue in July. The new chapters will depict the characters after the manga's final chapter. The first chapter will have 37 pa... Episode delayed from May 8 due to COVID-19 ― The official website for Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Shichi Tamashii no Ryūjinmaru (Seven-Souled Ryūjinmaru), anime studio Sunrise and Bandai Spirits' Tamashii Nations toy brand's new project in the franchise, revealed on Friday that the series will resume with episode 3 on the Bandai Spirits YouTube channel on June 19 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The staff will announce a... Series premieres on July 4 after COVID-19 delay ― The official website for the television anime of Shu's The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha ~Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shison-tachi no Gakkō e Kayō) light novel series revealed on Friday that Tomori Kusunoki is performing the en... Animal Crossing: New Horizons stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: June 1-7 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 97,810 4,783,229 2NSwSekai no Asobi Taizen 51 Nintendo June 5 64,443 64,443 3NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 29,487 986,046 4NSwXenoblade: Definitive Edition Nintendo May 29 16,786 107,575 5NS... Game releasing for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam ― Publisher Outright Games and developer Coatsink announced on Thursday that a new Transformers game titled Transformers: Battlegrounds will release on October 23. Transformers: Battlegrounds will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Outright Games has launched an official website and a teaser trailer f... Series starring Naniwa Danshi was originally planned to start in July ― TV Tokyo's official website for the live-action series adaptation of Kaneyoshi Izumi's Seiho Boys' High School! (Men's Kō) manga revealed on Friday that the series is delayed from its planned July debut. The show was planned to air on TV Tokyo's "Dramaholic!" block. The staff are delaying the show due to the new coronavirus disea... Yorushika performs "Usotsuki" ending song, as well as "Hana ni Bōrei" theme song ― Twin Engine began streaming a new video for Studio Colorido's second feature-length anime film A Whisker Away (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu) on Friday. The video reveals and previews the film's ending theme song "Usotsuki" (The Lying Moon) by Yorushika. Yorushika will also perform the anime's theme song "Hana ni Bō... George Cockle, Tomoko Shiota, more join cast for series launching on Netflix on July 9 ― Netflix revealed more cast members on Friday for Japan Sinks: 2020, Science SARU and Masaaki Yuasa's upcoming anime series adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu's Japan Sinks (Nihon Chinbotsu) science-fiction novel. The new cast includes: George Cockle as Daniel Zakovic Tomoko Shiota as Kanae Murota Taichi Takeda as Saburō... Game will come preloaded with PS5 consoles ― Sony announced during its "PlayStation 5 - The Future of Gaming" livestream presentation on Thursday that Japan Studio is developing the Astro's Playroom game for the PlayStation 5. The game will come pre-loaded with PS5 consoles. Sony describes the game: Astro and his crew lead you on a magical introduction through PS5 in this fun platformer that comes pr... Manga by Fairy Tail creator launched in June 2018 ― Manga creator Hiro Mashima announced on Friday that his Edens Zero manga is getting a television anime adaptation. He asked fans to "Stay tuned for incoming updates!" This year's 28th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine teased on Tuesday that the manga would have an "important announcement" in the magazine's next issue on June 17. Kodansha Co... Game to include classic vehicles, tracks, Simulation Mode ― Sony announced during its "PlayStation 5 - The Future of Gaming" livestream presentation on Thursday that Polyphony Digital is developing the Gran Turismo 7 game for the PlayStation 5. Sony describes the game: From classic vehicles and tracks to the reintroduction of the legendary GT Simulation Mode – GT 7 brings together the best features f... Game set in dystopian near-future slated for 2022 for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC ― Sony announced during its "PlayStation 5 - The Future of Gaming" livestream presentation on Thursday that Capcom is developing the Pragmata video game for the PlayStation 5. The game will also launch for Xbox Series X and PC. Capcom is streaming an extended version of the trailer shown during the livestream. The game is "s... Custom RPG editor launches this summer ― Kadokawa and Degica announced on Thursday that they will launch a new entry in the RPG Maker (RPG Tsukūru, or Tkool) series titled RPG Maker MZ (RPG Tsukūru MZ) for PC via Steam this summer. The game will feature new and returning tools for players to create customized RPGs, including a map editor, character generation, an asset collection, a database for adju... Anime streams in Japan to feature 2 versions of show ― The official website for the television anime of Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday. The video reveals that the show will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 10 at 25:35 (effectively July 11 at 1:35 a.m.). The show will also air on To... LandQ studios' anime of idol game was slated for limited summer theatrical run ― The official website for the Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru anime film of Donuts' Tokyo 7th Sisters smartphone game announced on Friday that the film has been delayed from this summer. The anime's production committee cited ongoing deliberations on the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japa... Trailer streamed for game by Shinji Mikami's Tango Gameworks studio ― Sony announced during its "PlayStation 5 - The Future of Gaming" livestream presentation on Thursday that Bethesda Softworks is launching Tango Gameworks' Ghostwire: Tokyo game for PlayStation 5 in 2021. Tango Gameworks revealed that the game will also get a PC release. The official PlayStation YouTube channel began streaming a tra... Eiji Takeuchi, Mei Shibata, Yoshino Aoyama, Eri Kitamura, Kohsuke Toriumi join cast ― The official website for the original television anime series Deca-Dence and Funimation began streaming the anime's full promotional video and a new commercial on Friday. The promotional video unveils more cast members and the anime's July 8 premiere. The new cast members are: Eiji Takeuchi (Hinamatsuri, Terra Forma... Voices of mole Scop, crow Yata in July anime ― The official website for the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga began streaming a new character promotional video for the second anime season on Friday. The video reveals that Kentaro Ito and Sho Hayami will join the cast as the mole Scop and the crow Yata, respectively. The two animals were former inhabitants of Oasis. Other ... Anime to adapt all 35 volumes of new complete edition by Hiroyuki Takei ― The official website for Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga announced on Friday that the manga is inspiring a brand-new television anime that will premiere next April. The anime will adapt all 35 volumes of the manga's new complete edition, which Kondasha will start publishing in print volumes on June 17. The website also annou... 3rd final anime season now slated for July 9 ― The official website for the anime of Wataru Watari's My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) light novel series began streaming a third promotional video for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Kan), the third anime season, on Friday. The v... Anime of Seiko Tanabe's romance short story was slated for this summer ― The official website for the anime film of Seiko Tanabe's short story Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) announced on Friday that the film has been delayed from its scheduled summer opening. The website cited the ongoing discussions on the state of Japan due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease... Reruns of live-action Gokusen, The Full-Time Wife Escapist earn 12.7%, 10.3% ― Gokusen 2002 Tokubetsu-hen, a combined airing of the first two episodes of the 2002 live-action television series adaptation of Kozueko Morimoto's Gokusen manga, aired on NTV on Wednesday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m., and it earned a 12.7% rating. Last week's episode of Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu Muzukyun! Tokubetsu-hen, ... Trailer streamed for Luminous Productions' action/adventure game ― Sony announced during its "PlayStation 5 - The Future of Gaming" livestream presentation on Thursday that Square Enix and its subsidiary studio Luminous Productions are launching a new game tentatively titled Project Athia for PlayStation 5. Square Enix revealed that the game will also get a PC release. The official PlayStation YouTub... Beta stream launches on Thursday ― Bandai Namco Arts announced on Wednesday that it will release a free streaming program called MixBox. The beta version of the "video streaming program that connects you 24/7" will launch on the Lantis YouTube channel at 11:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday and remain online for 24 hours. Bandai Namco Arts launched an official website and Twitter account for MixBox on Wednesda... Clothes are the ultimate weapons, so here we have Tsumugu, a clothes-hunting antifa (that is, “Anti-Fashion”) operative who brings a whole new meaning to the term “going commando." Trailer streamed for 8th entry in survival horror game series ― Sony announced during its "PlayStation 5 - The Future of Gaming" livestream presentation on Thursday that Capcom is launching the eighth entry in the Resident Evil survival horror game series titled Resident Evil Village for PlayStation 5 in 2021. Capcom revealed that the game will also launch for Xbox Series X and PC. The official PlayS... Trailer streamed for remake of 2009 PS3 game ― Sony announced during its "PlayStation 5 - The Future of Gaming" livestream presentation on Thursday that Bluepoint Games and SIE Japan Studio will release a remake of FromSoftware's Demon's Souls game for PlayStation 5. Sony began streaming a trailer: The game will include a new “Fractured Mode." The game will also feature two graphics modes: one focuse... DLC launches on PC, PS4, Xbox One on June 23; Switch in July ― Publisher 505 Games and developer ArtPlay announced on Wednesday that the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night game will add the Boss Revenge Mode and Chroma Wheel features as free DLC for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 23, and for Nintendo Switch in July. The companies announced that the game has sold more than 1 million copies. Th... Delays to Black Clover S1, Fairy Tail Collection 4, New Game and ID Invaded ― Manga Entertainment has announced date changes to four of its upcoming titles. Black Clover S1 has moved back to July 27. Both Fairy Tail Collection 4 and New Game (right) have moved back to August 24. ID Invaded (left) has moved back to October 19. The current Manga schedule is as follows: June 22 The Rising of the Shield ... Series had delayed new episodes since May 29 ― The official website for Zoids Wild Zero, the second season of the Zoids Wild anime, revealed on Thursday that the series will resume new episodes with its 33rd episode on June 19. The website announced on May 21 that the anime would delay new episodes due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the show's production. The anime premie... Film gets digital release on September 1 ― GKIDS and Shout! Factory announced on Thursday that they will release Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's The Wind Rises film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America on September 22. They will also release the film digitally on September 1. The Blu-ray Disc will include a booklet, feature-length storyboards, and a "10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki" documentary e... Plot-wise, these episodes introduce us to three important characters: Allen, Dilandau, and Folken. MediaOCD owner Justin Sevakis posted a tweet thread on behalf of Discotek asking the community's help in locating the English dub masters for Mon Colle Knights and the third season of Medabots. So, as some people found, @discotekmedia has Mon Colle Knights. Only problem, the Fox Kids dub masters can't be found ANYWHERE. Recutting from Japanese masters is not possible either. We are officially aski... Manga based on multimedia project with upcoming TV anime ― Kadokawa's Comic Newtype manga website launched the first chapter of Hiroki Haruse's manga for the Idoly Pride multimedia idol project on Thursday. The next chapter will launch on June 30. Haruse drew the Allison and Lillia Treize manga, based on Keiichi Sigsawa light novels of the same name. The same novels inspired the Allison Lillia te... New dates are August 6 and 7 2021, tickets purchased for the original dates in September 2020 remain valid ― The Twitter feed of the SSE Arena at Wembley has announced that the live concerts featuring composer Joe Hisaishi, previously scheduled for September 18 and 19, have been moved back to Friday August 6 and Saturday August 7 of 2021. Tickets purchased for the original dates remain valid. The eve... The episode concludes on a cliffhanger with nearly everyone in danger, and Tower of God's bloody track record suggests that at least some characters will face real consequences. Kodansha Comics publishes manga digitally in English ― The ninth compiled book volume of Azusa Mase's You Got Me, Sempai! (Mairimashita, Senpai) manga revealed on Thursday that the series will enter its climax in the 10th volume in December. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story: Serina arrives at school one day to discover her desk has been vandaliz... Lynn has been in love with Licht since he saved her back in episode 3—despite his constant sexual harassment. Yet, ever since Hina re-entered the picture, Lynn has been a bit of a third wheel. Oftentimes too crazy to be believed, the second season of Netflix's Baki anime series shows a new, deeper understanding of series' tone immediately. ― The word that best characterizes Baki the Grappler is impact. Nothing in this series is played subtly or with any degree of reservation. Everything—from Baki drinking sweetener infused water to fights where people's faces are ripped off—has an intensit... Panels by Junji Ito's original manga are used as guides ― The Uzumaki anime's official English Twitter account previewed storyboards from the anime, noting that, "As you can see, we are using Ito-san's manga as our guide." The anime is based on the manga of the same name by acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito. UZUMAKI fans, we are working hard on the series and will have more updates for you soon... Dub trailer previews DLC character Hawks ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Thursday that an English dub for all characters is available for the My Hero One's Justice 2 (My Hero Academia: One's Justice 2) game as a free update. The company also began streaming a dub trailer that highlights the paid DLC character Hawks (voiced by Zeno Robinson). Hawks is joining the game as part of the ... Publishers Crunchyroll Games, Viz Media say they will now work closely with developer 'to ensure all talent is paid appropriately' ― The official Twitter account of Crunchyroll Games announced on Thursday that a casting call for the upcoming Grand Alliance smartphone RPG has been removed. It indicated that publishers Crunchyroll Games and Viz Media were not previously involved in the voiceover proces... Nobuhiko Okamoto, Aimi Tanaka, Maaya Sakamoto join cast ― The official website for the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime revealed a promotional video, additional cast, a key visual, and the July 8 premiere for the second season on Thursday. The second half of the second season will premiere in Japan in January 2021. The video previews Konomi Suzuki's opening theme song "Realize." The new... 83-year-old also composed for Fist of the North Star, Infinite Ryvius, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ― Composer and arranger Katsuhisa Hattori passed away due to heart failure at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday at 8:42 a.m. He was 83. The Tokyo native was the son of People's Honour Award-winning composer Ryōichi Hattori. He studied at Conservatoire de Paris and launched his career around the time of t... Both seasons to stream starting on July 15 ― Muse SG revealed on its Facebook page on Monday that it will be streaming both seasons of the One-Punch Man anime on the Muse Asia YouTube channel. The first episode will be streamed on July 15 at 1:30 a.m. IST. Subscribers from India can stream the anime series for free. Muse Asia's YouTube channel is also available in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippine... 3rd, 11th seasons air simultaneously ― The third-party TV guide listings app "What's On India: TV Guide App" is currently listing that Marvel HQ is airing the Pokémon: The Johto Journeys anime and the Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension (Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension) anime. As of Thursday, the app lists that the channel is airing Pokémon: The Johto Journeys at 3:30 p.m. IST and 5:30 p.m. IS... Films opens in Hong Kong on June 18 ― Hong Kong film distributor Neofilms began streaming a Chinese-subtitled trailer on Wednesday for Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata fine, the anime film based on Fumiaki Maruto's Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend light novel series. Neofilms will open the film in Hong Kong on June 18. The film opened in Japan on October 26 on 121 screens, ranked at #5, and ear... Promo video streamed for iOS/Android game ― Square Enix announced on Wednesday that it will launch Dragon Quest Tact, the tactical role-playing game based on the Dragon Quest franchise, for iOS and Android devices this summer. Pre-registration is available now. The company began streaming a promotional video. The free-to-play game will include in-app purchases. In the game, players will command the f... Manga's 2nd compiled book volume ships on July 20 ― This year's 28th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Yasuhiro Fukuda's Cells at Work! Baby (Hataraku Saibō Baby) spinoff manga of Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! manga is going on hiatus. Kodansha will release the manga's second compiled book volume on July 20. The manga previously took a two-month hiatus from December 2019... Seiya Miyajima directs spinoff based on daily lives of Uma Musume ― The official website for the anime of the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise's spinoff manga series Umayon began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals the anime's staff and July 7 premiere date on Tokyo MX and BS11. The site also unveiled a second new key visual. Seiya Miyajima (BanG Dream! Girls B... emma, Win Morisaki star as Bela man who slowly goes mad after meeting her ― ADK Emotions announced on Thursday that it is producing Yōkai Ningen Bela (Humanoid Monster Bela), a live-action film based on the character Bela from the Yōkai Ningen Bem (Humanoid Monster Bem) franchise. The film will open in Japan on September 11. The teaser visual below has a tagline that reads, "The illusive final epis... Show debuted on Netflix with all episodes worldwide on June 4 ― The official website for Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga (Baki: Dai Raitaisai-hen), the second new anime season of Keisuke Itagaki's Baki (New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero) manga, began streaming a new promotional video on Thursday. The video reveals the anime's July 6 television premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS... Dub begins streaming on July 1 ― Funimation announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the English dub of The Promised Neverland anime on July 1 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Adult Swim's Toonami block premiered the anime's English dub from Bang Zoom! in April 2019. The dub features Erica Mendez (My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, The Rising of the Shield Hero) as... This week, Kaguya-sama: Love is War changes things up a bit by taking a small break from the two leads and devoting two-thirds of its runtime to supporting characters. Only Gleipnir, however, is brave enough to test the mettle of its main couple with a literal war crime Many similar Greatest Anime Betrayals often feel pretty contrived – Yuka's being tricked, yes, but only because she's being told what she's been wanting to hear, and having her worst instincts validated. 'If the anime is a hit, it's a win for Netflix. But if it's a loss, it's our win.' ― The Tokyo Keizai's online newspaper published an article on Friday profiling the streaming company Netflix's investment into Japanese anime. The newspaper interviewed a number of anime industry insiders who have worked with Netflix on marketing or creating original anime programming for the platform. Notably, the art... Listen, Learn, Support, Ask, and Acknowledge ― On June 3, both Sanrio's official English Twitter account and the Hello Kitty Twitter account tweeted their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. "We stand for friendship, kindness and inclusivity," reads their statement. "Sanrio was built on the foundation of social communication for people to express their heartfelt feelings of respect and love ... Tiger Bunny does better than most series at finding a good balance between action elements and more introspective content, and these two episodes are strong examples of that. Series premieres in Japan on July 10 ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Rent-A-Girlfriend anime worldwide except in Asia as part of the summer 2020 season. Crunchyroll describes the story: Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but was dumped after a month. "Ugh... Damn it. I never want to go through that again... Dub of OVA episode 14.5 part 1, part 2 debuts on Saturday ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the English dub of the original video anime (OVA) episodes 14.5 part 1 and part 2 for the Ascendance of a Bookworm anime on Saturday. The service will then begin streaming the English dub for the second half of the television series in North America, Central America, South Ameri... Don't look now but Fruits Basket just dropped a major reveal. There is no longer any ambiguity about the nature of Akito's power over the Zodiac. Ryūkō Azuma draws Uchū Senkan Yamato Next/Star Blazers Λ ― Ryūko Azuma launched Uchū Senkan Yamato Next/Star Blazers Λ (read as "lambda"), a new manga for the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato franchise, on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype web manga site on Wednesday. The first two chapters of the manga launched for a total of a 100-page debut. Junichirō Tamamori, the mechanical designer for the new anim... Animators working in Japan also share earnings ― The #AnimationPaidMe hashtag started trending this week, where animators publicly revealed their earnings to draw attention to wage disparities in the field. The hashtag initially began as an offshoot of the #PublishingPaidMe and #GameDevPaidMe hashtags, which focused on wage disparities between white and Black practitioners in the U.S. in the wake of ... Find yourself hacking, slashing, bombing, and shooting your way through hordes of enemies to the nostalgic tune of classic Zelda tracks, re-imagined in a Chiptune/EDM style. ― Cadence of Hyrule is of the most unique games I've ever touched. When Crypt of the NecroDancer creator Ryan Clark approached Nintendo seeking permission to add characters from the Zelda franchise to his game as DLC, he was met ... Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse's Rodney Rothman directs with script by Meghan Malloy ― Variety and Deadline reported on Wednesday that Amazon is developing an English-language live-action series adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga. Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse) is directing the adaptation, and Meghan Malloy (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse... Shibata, Makoto Sawa's Hits manga centers on assassin ordered to target her doppelganger ― The July issue of Hero's Inc.'s Monthly Hero's magazine revealed on June 1 that Yokusaru Shibata and Makoto Sawa will launch a new manga titled Hits that will launch in the magazine's next issue on July 1. Sawa posted a photo on Twitter of the magazine's preview of the manga (left in image below). The "hitman a... Gag comedy manga debuted in 2008 ― This year's July issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine revealed on May 28 that Aloha Higa's Shirokuma Café: Today's Special (Polar Bear's Café: Today's Special) manga will resume in the magazine's next issue on June 27. Higa began the Shirokuma Café series in 2008. The manga serialized in Shogakukan's Flowers magazine until it moved to Cocohana in 2014 under the nam... Manga adaptation of BONES, Shinichiro Watanabe's anime debuted in May 2019 ― Manga creator Morito Yamataka announced on Twitter last Thursday that he is ending the manga adaptation of Carole Tuesday, the original anime by supervising director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance) and anime studio BONES, with the 16th chapter in July. The manga debuted in Kadokaw... 5th anniversary event scheduled for August 10 in Tokyo ― The official website for the Fate/Grand Order Fes. events announced on Wednesday that this year's event, titled "Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2020 in TOKYO DOME ~5th Anniversary~," is canceled due to measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The organizers said that they want to protect the health of attendees, as well ... New season to premiere on July 7 ― Animax Japan began streaming a full promotional video for the second television anime season based on Yoshiyuki Nishi's Muhyo Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation manga on Wednesday. The video previews the trials that await Roji as he goes off to the Magic Law Special Training Facility. The video also previews the opening theme song "Inochi no Akashi" (Proo... Originally slated for July ― The official website for the television anime of Sou Hamayumiba's Dropout Idol Fruit Tart (Ochikobore Fruit Tart) manga announced on Wednesday that the anime has been delayed from July to October, due to the effects of the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The production committee will announce more details such as the precise premiere date on the anime's ... Kenta Miyake, Kaito Ishikawa, Ryunosuke Watanuki, Taro Kiuchi, Hiroshi Iwasaki, Kenji Nakata join cast ― The official Twitter account for Ichigo Animation and Mamoru Oshii's new anime series VladLove began streaming a teaser trailer for the anime on Wednesday. The account also revealed more cast and staff members for the anime. The male cast for the anime includes the Karate Club members and other ch... ― This year's 28th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Tuesday that Hiro Mashima's Edens Zero manga will have an "important announcement" in the magazine's next issue on June 17. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English both digitally and in print, and it describes the story: At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. Bu... Delayed from original April 25 premiere date ― The official website for the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime announced on Wednesday that the Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2 anime will premiere on July 11 on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, MBS, and AbemaTV, on July 12 on AT-X, and on July 14 on TV Aichi. A week prior to these premieres, each respective channel will als... Manga's 4th compiled book volume ships in Japan on August 4 ― Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website published the final chapter of Otaro Maijo and Arata Momose's Spotless Love: This Love Cannot Be Any More Beautiful. (Kono Koi wa Kore Ijō Kirei ni Naranai) manga on Tuesday. The manga's fourth compiled book volume will ship in Japan on August 4. Shueisha's MANGA Plus app and website published the manga's fi... The official website for the television anime of Yoshino Origuchi's Monster Girl Doctor (Monster Musume no Oisha-san) light novel series announced the anime's July 12 premiere date on Wednesday. The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV on July 12, and on BS11 on July 14. Yoshiaki Iwasaki (We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, The Familiar of Zero, Last Period: the journey to the end of the de... Ore-tachi no Game Set finale OVA's May theatrical screenings were canceled due to COVID-19 ― The official website for ORESUKI Are you the only one who loves me?, the television anime of Rakuda and Buriki's Ore wo Suki na no wa Omae Dake ka yo (Are You Really the Only One Who Likes Me) light novel series, announced on Wednesday that the Ore wo Suki na no wa Omae Dake ka yo: Ore-tachi no Game Set (ORES... Episode 8 airs next week after reruns since May 30 ― The staff of Hakushon Daimaō 2020, Tatsunoko Production's new television anime based on the 1969 Hakushon Daimaō (The Genie Family) anime, confirmed on Tuesday that the anime will resume new episodes with its eighth episode on June 20. The anime's official Twitter account had reported on May 25 that the anime would delay new episodes and begin airi... There's lots of stuff in Outlaw Star that screams “I'm from the 90's!” but a remarkable amount of it has aged pretty well. Not so for Fred Luo. Iskandar's brash interference in the duel between Saber and Lancer only irritates both of them, but his bold declarations serve their intended purpose: he draws out two of the others. Bungo Stray Dogs Dead Apple, Mob Psycho 100 II anime; How Do We Relationship?, The Girl With the Sanpaku Eyes manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Bungo Stray Dogs Dead Apple BD/DVDPlease Funimation US$34.98 June 9 Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3 BD/DVDCite Funimation US$64.98 June 9 Heroic Age Essentials BDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimation US$34.98 June 9 Michiko and Hatchin C... This is is a hilarious self-contained episode that succinctly introduces new characters while giving our most innocent pair their own little adventure. 2000 series begins streaming on Tuesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the Mon Colle Knights anime on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EDT in the United States and Canada. Crunchyroll describes the anime: Scientist Ichiroubei Hiiragi discovers the existence of Six Gates, an otherdimensional world full of monsters and powerful hidden treasures known as Mon Mon Items. Determined to... Game gets English release for PS4, Switch, PC ― Spike Chunsoft announced on Tuesday that it will release the Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne (Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Itsuwari no Ōsen Kōho) game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in the West this winter. IMG unnamed-26-.jpg IMG unnamed-27-.jpg IMG unnamed-28-.jpg IMG unnamed-29... Got baby sister blues? So does Kun, but he'll need to go on a big journey to learn just how important family really is. Can a 4-year-old carry a whole film? Well... ― Growing up is tough work for a kid but 4-year-old Kun is in for a doozy as he goes traveling through time and space to learn the important lessons of family...some more harrowing than others. Does Mamoru Hosoda capture the magic of chi... Worst Gaiden Zetton-sensei series launches on July 6 ― The July issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Friday that the new project for Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows and Worst manga includes the Worst Gaiden Zetton-sensei manga, which will debut in the magazine's next issue on July 6. The manga will focus on Crows character Hanazawa "Zetton" Saburō fulfilling his dream of wor... ― Japan's national broadcaster NHK is under fire after its reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement in America included a cartoon that depicted Black protestors as racist caricatures. On Sunday June 7, the station's program The World Now included a computer animated segment which purported to explain what was happening in America. The Black protestors were depicted in the animation as angry musc... Usoyomi to Gishoku no О̄jo launches on July 6 ― This year's July issue of Akita Shoten's Princess magazine revealed on Friday that Mizue Odawara (Which Hana?) is launching a new manga titled Usoyomi to Gishoku no О̄jo in the magazine's next issue on July 6. The manga's first chapter will have 50 pages, including color pages. Odawara also revealed an image for the series on her Twitter account. The ma... Anime currently takes 'twice' as long to produce, 'three times' as long to dub ― The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan-Web online news outlet reported on Sunday that, based on interviews it had conducted with a number of anime industry insiders, anime is currently taking "twice" as long to produce overall, and "three times" as long to dub. An insider at a studio that shifted to remote work in late March said... Manga inspired anime film that opened in Japan in February ― Manga creator Kou Yoneda revealed in an article in this year's July issue of Kadokawa Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci on Friday that she is planning to end her boys-love manga Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai) in two to three volumes. Digital Manga Publishing publishes the manga in English, and i... Manga debuts in Monthly Bushiroad on July 8 ― This year's July issue of Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad revealed on Monday that the Assault Lily mixed-media franchise is inspiring a new manga in the magazine's next issue on July 8. The Assault Lily Project is a mixed-media franchise based on 1/12-scale action doll figures conceived by doll maker Azone International and creative group acus in 2013. The ... Disgaea spinoff games ship for Switch in N. America on October 13 ― NIS America revealed on Tuesday a trailer and the October 13 release in North America for Nippon Ichi Software's Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded game collection for the Nintendo Switch. The collection will include Nippon Ichi Software's Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? and Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! games, along wi... Updated release includes Japanese, English, Chinese options ― Prototype announced on Tuesday that it will publish the first two volumes of Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game digitally for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on June 25. The release, titled Grisaia: Phantom Trigger 01 02, will have language support for Japanese, English, and Chinese (Simplified). Prototype began streaming the opening m... Haiku Salut creates alternative soundtrack from the group's own back catologue, watch party on Saturday ― The British music group Haiku Salut, which describes itself as "an instrumental dream-pop-post-folk-neo-everything trio from the Derbyshire Dales," has created an alternative soundtrack to Hayao Miyazaki's film Spirited Away. This soundtrack is mostly made up of newly edited tracks from the group... Film opened in Japan last October ― Hong Kong film distributor Neofilms announced on Monday that it will begin screening Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata fine, the anime film based on Fumiaki Maruto's Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend light novel series, in Hong Kong on June 18. The film opened in Japan on October 26 on 121 screens, ranked at #5, and earned 136,362,600 yen (about US$1.25 million... 1st episode available on June 14, with new episode daily, available only until September 30 ― Muse Asia, Muse Malaysia, and Muse Vietnam all announced on Monday that they will add both seasons of the television anime based on ONE and Yūsuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga. The first episode will be available on June 14 at 8:00 p.m. GMT +8, with one new episode every day at the same time until July 7. Th... Ryo Kitazono performs theme song "Over the little night" ― The official website for the live-action Blood-Club Dolls films in Production I.G and CLAMP's Blood-C franchise posted a trailer and new key visual for the Blood-Club Dolls 2 film on Tuesday. The trailer reveals and previews the film's theme song "Over the little night" by Ryo Kitazono, and also reveals the film's July 11 opening date. Takumi... Only 4 major new films playing in Japanese theaters 4 weeks after reopening ― With the release of many new films postponed, the top 10 rankings at the Japanese box office for this weekend include seven previously released films. Japanese theater chains began to shut down in March due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Box office performance fell 90% by the first week of April compared to the ... ― Voice actors Kappei Yamaguchi (Inuyasha's title character) and Satsuki Yukino (Inuyasha's Kagome) both reported on their respective Twitter accounts on Monday about when they were confirmed for the Inuyasha anime. Their posts did not specifically mention being confirmed for the upcoming Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyō no Yashahime) anime spinoff, only on their participation in the Inuyasha f... Episode 4 rescheduled from May 1 to July 24 ― The official website for P.A. Works' original television anime Appare-Ranman! announced on Tuesday that the anime will restart its broadcast from the first episode on July 3 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. It will also do the same on TV Aichi beginning on July 7, and on Kitanihon Broadcasting on July 10. The fourth episode will premiere on... ― The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's Mantan Web site unveiled a new still from Sony Pictures' live-action film adaptation of CAPCOM's Monster Hunter action game franchise on Tuesday. The still shows Milla Jovovich in costume as her character Lt. Artemis, armed in her left hand with a "Slinger," one of the new devices introduced in Monster Hunter: World, the latest game in the franchise. The film will ... Saori Hayami cast as heroine Uzaki's mother ― The official website for the television anime of Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) manga began streaming the anime's third promotional video on Tuesday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Nadamesukashi Negotiation" (Negotiation by Comforting) by Kano and Naomi Ōzora as her character Uzaki-chan. It a... It finally happened, the “All Routes Lead to Doom!” part of My Next Life as a Villainess' title has come to fruition, though not in the way Catarina expected. Collaborated on Clannad After Story, Angel Beats!, Charlotte anime with nagie, Lia, Jun Maeda ― Arranger and sound engineer nagie announced on Monday that composer and pianist Ai Kamachi passed away on May 30. She was 48. Born to a jazz pianist father, Kamachi studied at the Kunitachi College of Music. She became a professional composer under the tutelage of Toshi Ichiyanagi. Kamachi is perhaps best ... So just up front here, this episode ends on an absolutely vicious cliffhanger, which had me genuinely considering seeking out the manga to read through and find out what happened. Although it isn't an entirely fair or accurate thing to say, this feels very much like The Feminist Episode of Arte. According to Nescafé, Shinji likes his coffee black ― Ever wondered what kind of coffee the Evangelion pilots drink? Well, wonder no more, because Nescafé has the answers. The Evangelion series is collaborating with the coffee manufacturing company in order to create limited-edition "Nescafé: Golden Blend Barista" machines with an image of Unit-01 on their sides. The product's website offers recipes ... There's such a lack of structure to this week's episode that I honestly had a hard time figuring out where to start with this review. The big thing “Cross Road Blues” pulls from Johnson is the titular crossroad, no doubt built on the posthumous legend around the man's legendary guitar skill. Sagamiya Foods first released tofu in the shape of Zaku heads in 2012 ― In 2012, the Gundam series inspired tofu shaped in the heads of Zakus, the enemy grunt mobile suit from the classic Mobile Suit Gundam anime. Now, in June 2020, Sagamiya Foods is releasing its 5th tofu collaboration with Gundam, this time focusing on a Hyaku-Shiki head. According to the product's website, there's apparently some ... Musical guests offer "special message," performance footage ― Funimation announced on Monday that its FunimationCon 2020 virtual anime convention will host Blue Encount, FLOW, KANA-BOON, and Luna Haruna. In cooperation with Sony Music Labels, the Japanese artists will provide a "special message," concert footage, and music videos for the event, which will include a DJ set by DJ MarGenal. FunimationCo... Despite this week's episode being one of Kakushigoto's silliest, it begins with what feels like a direct and personal two-pronged attack on me. Romantic drama manga to end on June 10 ― Domestic Girlfriend creator Kei Sasuga tweeted on Sunday that she has been receiving "an overwhelming amount of jocular insults, criticisms, and prolonged harassment" from overseas Twitter users. The comments from overseas users appear to be in reaction to the final chapters of the manga; the series will end on June 10. Sasuga's full tweet thread is translated... Nihon o Tsukutta Otoko ~Shibusawa Eiichi Aoki HIbi~ centers on "father of Japanese capitalism" ― This year's 13th issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yasushi Hoshino will launch the Nihon o Tsukutta Otoko ~Shibusawa Eiichi Aoki HIbi~ (The Man Who Made Japan: Shibusawa Eiichi's Green Days) manga in the next issue on June 23. The 41-page first chapter will include c... Episode 10 re-airs on June 14 ― The official website for Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle! — the television anime of the smartphone strategy role-playing game Shachō, Battle no Jikan Desu! — announced on Tuesday that episode 11 will premiere on AT-X on June 21 at 11:30 p.m. after a one-week delay. The announcement cited "circumstances with production progress" as the reason for the delay. ... Story centers on eccentric older sister, heartbroken younger brother ― The July issue of Shodensha's Feel Young magazine announced on Monday that Haruka Kawachi will launch the Musashino Rondo manga in the next issue on July 8. The magazine describes the series as a "love story that interweaves one-of-a-kind characters." The story centers on an eccentric older sister and a younger brother with a brok... Takuma Morishige's Tonari no Seki-kun Junior runs in Comic Flapper ― Takuma Morishige announced on his Twitter account on Sunday that his My Neighbor Seki (Tonari no Seki-kun) manga is inspiring a new series that will debut in Kadokawa's Comic Flapper magazine on July 4. The series is tentatively titled Tonari no Seki-kun Junior. Morishige published a new chapter for the main My Neighbor Seki series ... Trailer previews Suxamethonium's action RPG ― Playism announced on Saturday that it will release Suxamethonium's Hakoniwa Explorer Plus action role-playing game digitally for the Nintendo Switch on June 18. Playism began streaming an English trailer for the release on Sunday. The supported languages for the Switch release will be Japanese, English, and Chinese (Simplified). Playism describes the "act... Switch edition includes features of base game, DLC ― Playism announced on Saturday that it will release Smoking WOLF's One Way Heroics Plus game digitally for the Nintendo Switch in Japanese and English on June 18. Playism began streaming an English trailer for the release on Sunday. The Switch edition of the forced side-scroller role-playing game will have features from the original One Way Heroics ... Companies plan BD, EST release in N. America ― Shout! Factory and Anime Limited announced on Monday that the companies will be partnering with each other to release the B: The Beginning anime in North America later this year, with plans for a Blu-ray Disc release and an EST (electronic sell through) release. Anime Limited had announced during its Cloud Matsuri panel on May 30 that it will be releasin... Event will feature guests from Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind ― Warner Bros. Japan announced on Monday that its first virtual anime panel named "Stay Connected with Anime" will take place on July 3. The event will feature guests from the staff and cast of the company's flagship anime titles Is... Ban on "leech sites" goes into effect on October 1 ― Japan's parliament enacted the proposed revised copyright law on Friday to expand the law to punish those who knowingly download illegally uploaded or pirated manga, magazines, and academic works. The revised law will go into effect on January 1. The revision also bans "leech sites" that aggregate and provide hyperlinks to pirated media starting on... Asia is dominant region for export, followed by N. America ― Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications released its 2018 "Analysis of the State of the Expansion of Broadcast Content Overseas" report on June 2. According to the study, the value of broadcast content exports in fiscal year 2018 was 51.94 billion yen (about US$474 million), a 16.8% increase from the previous year, and a 3.7... Shin-chan, Doraemon anime titles available on subscription ― Reliance's Jio telecom service announced on YouTube on Saturday that its prepaid cellphone plans will be offering a free subscription to the Disney+ Hotstar streaming service. The company released the details of the offer on Twitter on Sunday. Disney+ Hotstar VIP worth ₹399 for 1 year at no extra cost. #JioTogether #DisneyPlusHotstar#Rechar... Originally slated for April 17, 2020 ― Japanese film distributor Toho announced on Monday that it is rescheduling the release of the Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan (Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet) film to April 2021. The film was delayed from its original date of April 17, 2020 due to concerns about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Detective Conan manga creator Gosho Aoyama personally w... Bitansan na Bokura summer youth story centers on 4 "swimming boys" ― The official Twitter account for Kodansha and pixiv's Palcy manga app announced on Saturday that Haruka Fukushima will launch a new manga titled Bitansan na Bokura (Our Fizzy Group) on the app on June 26. The "youth story" manga will center on four "swimming boys" in the middle of summer. Tokyopop previously published Fukushima's In... Made in Abyss creator Akihito Tsukushi designed character for VR/CG 'Mokuri Project' ― The official YouTube channel for Yoshitada Fukuhara's (Kemono Friends, Kemurikusa) "Mokuri Project," a virtual-reality and 3DCG animation project about the cat-like character Mokuri, unveiled a new CG anime short for the project on April 26. Fukuhara launched a crowdfunding campaign for the project on the Makuake s... Available in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Hong Kong ― KLab Inc. announced on Friday that the Bleach: Brave Souls game will launch in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Hong Kong this summer. The company launched pre-registrations for the game in these territories on Friday. KLab Global originally l... Discussion meet can be viewed on YouTube ― Anime fans from the city of Kolkata, India, and members of Kolkata Anime Club organized a virtual anime discussion meet on May 31. Independent researchers Senjuti Ghosh and Sujata Raychaudhuri hosted the meet on the Google Meet service. Shubham Biswas compiled the discussions into videos. The hosts divided the discussion into four segments: The definition of... 1st part ends with 85th chapter ― Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website and app announced on Sunday in the 84th chapter of LINK and Kotaro Shono's World's End Harem (Shūmatsu no Harem) manga that the manga series will end its first part on June 21 with its 85th chapter. Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ service revealed that the "climax" of the first part of the manga was underway in its 82nd chapter on May 10. The ... 1st film premieres on June 22 ― Animax Asia announced last Friday that it will air the six-part K: Seven Stories theatrical anime project. The company will premiere the first film on June 22 at 10:00 p.m. GMT +8, and will air two new films every Monday and Tuesday. The six-film project debuted between July and December in Japan in 2018. Odex screened the films in Singapore in 2018. Shingo Suzuki retu... Pitch contest winners recognizes both professionals, amateurs with cash prizes ― Toei Animation announced the winners for its "100-Year Anime Project" contest for original anime last Friday. The project's name originates from its goal: to create an anime that will "continue for the next 100 years." The project allowed participants to submit proposals for an anime project in one of four different "cou... Partnership's 1st production is upcoming The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime ― Bandai Namco Arts and anime studio 8-bit both announced on Monday that they have entered into a business partnership to focus on producing animation-based video works and related content. The partnership will produce the upcoming The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensu... 2 other new manga launch in June, July ― This year's 27th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine will launch four new manga in the next four issues. Kentaro Yabuki will launch the Ayakashi Triangle manga (seen above) in the magazine's 28th issue on June 15. The "ayakashi romantic comedy" manga centers on Matsuri, who protects his childhood friend Suzu fro... San Japan staff: "Please do not hold the stupidity of one man against the work of countless POC and LGBTQ+ individuals who have worked for over a decade to make this a model conference." ― Staff of the San Antonio-based convention San Japan announced on Saturday that chairman Dave Henkin will step down immediately following "hurtful and ignorant comments" he made on his private Twitter account. Henki... Hideo Yamamoto launched series in 2014 ― This year's 28th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Hideo Yamamoto's Hikari-Man manga will end serialization in its next chapter. The magazine did not confirm if the manga will appear in the next issue on June 15. The manga's seventh compiled volume had revealed in March that the eighth volume would be the final vol... 2-episode anime on BD ships with 24th volume on December 4 ― This year's 27th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter on Monday of Tadahiro Miura's Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san) manga. The manga will get a special chapter in the summer issue of the Jump GIGA magazine. The 26th issue had teased that the manga would reach its "climax" in t... Sora Amamiya, Aoi Yūki, Nao Toyama, Rie Takahashi co-star in romantic comedy ― The official website for the television anime of Reiji Miyajima's Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga posted the anime's first full promotional video on Sunday. The video introduces the romantic comedy's story, previews Shun Horie's voice as the male lead Kazuya Kinoshita for the first time, and lists more staff... Universal Studios Japan reopens on June 19 ― Below are mentions of anime, manga, and game events (physical and digital), companies, and places in Japan and elsewhere that have been affected by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the last week. Places in Japan Universal Studios Japan announced on Monday that it will reopen for business on June 19, but will only be open for visitors from... 2D side-scroller launches on PC 4 years after debut on 3DS ― Inti Creates announced on Twitter on Saturday that its side-scroller action game Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 will launch on PC via Steam on June 22. From mountains high to valleys low...From cities big and small...From beyond the clouds and across the seas...We have heard your cries."GV2 Steam when?"At last, we have an answer for you! Azure Str... Second volume of series released by Manga Entertainment ― On Monday June 8, Manga Entertainment will release the second volume of the series Radiant as a DVD and Blu-ray. It is described as follows: "Seth, a sorcerer destined to find Radiant, sets his sights on Caislean Merlin for answers. He's desperate to find out what the Knight Sorcerers know, but can he trust them? In the wake of all that is unk... Video highlights in-franchise idol groups supernova, Kono Hana wa Otome ― The official Twitter account for KLab Games and Kadokawa's "Magic x Idol" mixed-media project Lapis Re:LiGHTs revealed a new promotional video on Saturday that highlights the in-franchise idol groups supernova and Kono Hana wa Otome. The video also reveals that the anime will premiere on July 4 at 10:00 p.m. on Tokyo MX and BS1... 16 manga volumes including Beastars, My Hero Academia, Uzumaki, more rank on top 20 ― Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 12 ranked at #2 on NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for May. This month's list featured 16 manga volumes, including: #2 — Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 12 #3 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 1 #4 — Kōhei Hor... 2 manga to launch in Comic Zero-Sum magazine, Zero-Sum Online ― The official website for MBS' GET UP! GET LIVE! franchise unveiled the staff, cast, July 10 premiere, and key visual for its upcoming short anime GET UP! GET LIVE! #GeraGera featuring super-deformed characters on Sunday. The website also announced two upcoming manga adaptations. The Tenshin comedy duo's Seitarō Mukai (Maesetsu!) is credi... Kiramager star Rio Komiya recovered from COVID-19, with filming resuming on June 1 ― Toei's live-action tokusatsu (special-effects) series Kamen Rider Zero-One and Mashin Sentai Kiramager will both resume airing new episodes on TV Asahi and its affiliates on June 21. On that day, Kamen Rider Zero-One will air episode 35.5 "Nani ga MetsubōJinrai o Tsukutta no ka?" (What Created MetsubōJinrai.net?), wh... Suspect of Kyoto Animation arson alleged that studio 'stole his novel' ― Anime studio BONES released a statement on its website on Wednesday asking the general public not to submit story ideas. The company states that "this is to avoid any unfortunate disputes or controversies that may arise from any coincidental identicality or similarities between the submitted ideas and intellectual property origi... Painter Anzu Kanie to co-direct project with planned release in 2022 ― The Motion Gallery website launched a crowdfunding project on Saturday to fund a feature-length anime film project based on Finnish author Leena Krohn's Sfinksi vai Robotti (Sphinx or Robot) book. The book's release in Japan is titled Sphinx ka Robot ka, and it contains three works, including the Taiyō no Kodomo-tachi (Children of... Manga adapts novels by Elegant Yokai Apartment Life author Hinowa Kōzuki ― The July issue of Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine published the final chapter of the "first season" on Friday of Hinowa Kōzuki and Mimori's Jigokudō Reikai Tsūshin (Jigokudō Spiritual World Communication) manga. The manga's second season will start this fall. The manga entered the final arc of its first season in May 2018.... RPG available for pre-registration ― KLab Inc. announced on Friday that the Bleach: Brave Souls game will release in India this summer. The company launched pre-registrations for the RPG game in India on Friday. The game will also launch in the following countries in South Asia: Sri Lanka Nepal Pakistan KLab Global originally launched the English-language version of the iOS and Android game in Januar... Mashin Mukashi-Banashi Gekijō retells classic folk tales ― Mashin Sentai Kiramager, the 44th and most recent series in Toei's long-running live-action Super Sentai franchise, is inspiring a spinoff short anime. Mashin Mukashi-Banashi Gekijō (Mashin Folk Tale Theater) will debut on the official Toei Tokusatsu channel on YouTube on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (Saturday at 9:00 p.m. EDT). The anime features th... Artist lineup includes Sumito Ōwara, Paru Itagaki, Arina Tanemura, Inio Asano, more ― The summer children's book fair "Kimi wa Mada, Meisaku no Omoshirosa wo Shiranai" (You Still Don't Know How Interesting the Classics Are) is issuing new editions of eight classic children's novels, with covers drawn by acclaimed manga artists. The list of participating manga artists is as follows: Inio Asano (Solani... Discotek to release Caligula, Lupin III: Dragon of Doom, Crusher Joe: The OVA's anime on BD on August 25 ― Discotek Media announced on Friday that it has licensed Caligula, the television anime adaptation of FuRyu's The Caligula Effect game, and it will release the series on Blu-ray Disc on August 25. The company also revealed details of four other previously announced anime releases. Discotek will r... Tour was scheduled for July with stops in U.S., Canada, Mexico ― Rock band RADWIMPS announced on Thursday that they are canceling their world tour this year due to concerns about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The tour was scheduled to have stops in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The canceled tour dates and venues are as follows: Los Angeles (The Wiltern): July 15 Dallas (Ca... Love Live! voice actress Pile also participates in the Blackout Tuesday hashtag, among other artists and celebrities ― Chihayafuru manga creator Yuki Suetsugu tweeted about her support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday. She initially tweeted her general thoughts on racism before eventually using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. Her first tweet is translated as follows: "I seriously hate t... When the Clock Strikes Z, Monster Tamer, The Epic Tale of the Reincarnated Prince Herscherik novels debut ― J-Novel Club announced on Friday that it has licensed the When the Clock Strikes Z, Monster Tamer, and The Epic Tale of the Reincarnated Prince Herscherik light novels, as well as the Bibliophile Princess manga and The Tales of Marielle Clarac manga. Parts of the first volume of each work will ... 1994-5 TV series will be released in two parts on July 27 and August 24; second part will also include the Rayearth OVA on extra DVD ― Anime Limited has announced that it will release the 1994-5 TV series Magic Knight Rayearth on Blu-ray in two parts. Part 1 (pictured right) will be released on July 27, and Part 2 (pictured left) on August 24. The first set will contain the first 27 episodes. The sec... It does raise the question of how much substance Ouran will actually have by the end of it, especially as it does make motions towards more impactful subjects. Average print circulation for Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018 was 1.64 million ― Shueisha released its "Media Guide 2020" document in May, which gives information about its various magazines to advertisers, including the company's manga magazines. The guide lists print circulation numbers and demographic information for the magazines. The circulation numbers listed below are average numbers for the time p... Last week Tower of God had no shortage of action; this week, the characters face the consequences. ― The 12th volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga ranked at #11 on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early June. The New York Times posted its first Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list in October, and it is one category of the newspaper's new bestseller lists. Dragon Ball Super volume 6 ranked at #14 on the list in October,... Kaori Tsurutani's series follows elderly woman, high school girl on journey through boy's love fandom ― Manga creator Kaori Tsurutani revealed on Twitter on Friday that her BL Metamorphosis (Metamorphose no Engawa) series has "a little bit remaining." The manga's 47th chapter debuted on Kadokawa's Comic Newtype web manga site on Friday. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the series in English, and... Series centers on tall woman, short man who waltz together ― The July issue of Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Garden magazine announced on Friday that Kikori Morino will launch the Dekoboko no Waltz (Uneven Waltz) manga in the next issue on July 4. The manga centers on a female teacher who is around 180 centimeters (about 5 feet 11 inches) tall and a man who is about 160 centimeters (about 5 feet 3 inche... New titles release on June 12-13 ― Manga Planet announced on Thursday that it has acquired the licenses for the manga titles Butterfly Storage by Icori Ando and The Flavours of Kumika by Akihiro Ononaka from Tokuma Shoten. The following titles will release on the Manga Planet website in June: Title: Butterfly Storage Author: Icori Ando Debut Date: June 12 Synopsis: When a person dies, their soul turn... 12-episode series delayed from planned fall debut ― The official website for Ichigo Animation and Mamoru Oshii's new anime series VladLove began streaming a Maki Watabe character video on Friday. The 12-episode anime was originally slated to debut this fall but was delayed due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The anime's previously announced cast and characters are: ... Live-action Kingdom film earns 16.5% rating, NHK's VTuber show earns 3.8% rating ― The live-action film of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga aired on NTV on Friday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned a 16.5% rating. Editor's Note: Many of the anime below are currently airing reruns due to the ongoing new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Saza... Animal Crossing: New Horizons stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: May 25-31 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 102,749 4,685,419 2NSwXenoblade: Definitive Edition Nintendo May 29 90,789 90,789 3NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 39,518 956,559 4PS4Eiyū Densetsu Ao no Kiseki: Kai Nihon Falcom May 28 12,0... Tarot fantasy manga launched in 2007 ― The July issue of Akita Shoten's Princess magazine announced on Friday that Rika Suzuki's Tableau Gate manga is entering its climax. The manga's 24th compiled book volume will ship on August 17. The manga's story centers around the lonely boy Satsuki, who comes into the possession of the "Tablet," a collection of tarot illustrations. He soon makes the acquaintan... Staff cite COVID-19 as reason for delay ― The official website for the Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION anime franchise revealed on Friday that the Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION 2 sequel is delayed again from July to October. The staff cited the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as the reason for the delay. The anime was originally scheduled to premiere in 2019, before being delayed to Apri... "Live-action movie game" also planned for PS4, PC ― The official Twitter account for the the Death Come True game revealed on Friday that the game will launch on June 25 for the Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. The game will retail for 1,960 yen (about US$17.90). The game is also planned to launch for Playstation 4 and PC at a later date. The staff are also streaming a new video featuring Jiro Sato... Anime based on S. Korean smartphone RPG will premiere this fall ― The official website for King's Raid: Ishi o Tsugumono-tachi (Heirs of the Will), the television anime adaptation of South Korean developer Vespa's King's Raid smartphone RPG app, revealed on Friday that the anime will have two original characters. The characters are dark elves and siblings, and their cast members are: Ryōta Suzuki as ... Manga remake of Osamu Tezuka's manga classic about conman actor launched last September ― The July issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Friday that Chika Nakatani's Gekidan Nijū-Mensō VS Nanairo Inko (The Troupe of Twenty Faces vs. Rainbow Parakeet), a remake manga of Osamu Tezuka's Rainbow Parakeet (Nanairo Inko) manga, will end in the magazine's next issue on July 6.... Hokazono, Nao Kurebayashi's manga launched on June 2; Okada, Hitomi Takano's manga launches on June 28 ― The LINE manga app announced on Tuesday that it will launch eight new manga in June, including two new manga by Masaya Hokazono (Inugami), Nao Kurebayashi, Shinichi Okada (Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei), and Hitomi Takano (My Boy). Masaya Hokazono and Nao Kurebayashi's Naoko ~Pumpkin Night Gai... Shinta Sakayama's manga featuring erotic scenarios debuted in June 2018 ― The official Twitter account of Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen) manga revealed on Thursday that Shinta Sakayama's Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Dōjin-ban (Kaguya-sama: Love is War - Dōjin Edition) spinoff manga will end at the end of this month on Shueisha's Tonar... 4 net episodes about grandma exploring meaning of "mottainai" ecological awareness ― Kodansha unveiled a new short net anime based on Mariko Shinju's Mottainai Grandma picture book series on Friday. Kodansha is producing the anime alongside the Japanese government's Ministry of the Environment. Keiko Toda voices the titular Grandma in the anime. The first episode, released on World Environment Day,... Manga based on Hyakunin Isshu poem anthology debuted in March 2018 ― Fumiyo Kouno (In This Corner of the World's) ended her Hyakuichi - hyakuichi (101 - One Hundred One) manga on its 100th chapter in Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine on Friday. The official Twitter account for the magazine had revealed last Friday that the manga was ending. フルカラー1コマ漫画連載「#百一」 今週は裏表紙の裏 ❣️ そして今回が第99回 来週発売号の第... 3rd final season was scheduled for April before COVID-19 delay ― The official website for the anime of Wataru Watari's My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.) light novel series began streaming a new promotional video for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Kan), the third anime season, ... 'POKÉTOON: Scraggy and Mimikyu' is available on YouTube ― The Pokémon Kids TV YouTube channel released an animated short on Friday titled "POKÉTOON: Scraggy and Mimikyu." The four-minute video shows strong influences of classic American cartoons such as The Looney Tunes. The "Chase the Beans" episode shows Scraggy's slapstick escapades as he tries to collection all the beans on the train. He encounte... Paid digital content grew 21% to 240.4 billion yen ― The Japan Video Software Association (JVA) and Digital Entertainment Group Japan (DEG Japan) released on May 27 their report on the video market in Japan from January to December 2019. The report revealed that the Japanese video market was worth a total of 563.8 billion yen (about US$5.23 billion), a 0.2% increase from 2018. The market encompasses ... Furukawa plays Company 4 captain, academy instructor in July anime ― The official website for the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga began streaming a new video for the anime on Friday, which reveals that Daisuke Ono will join the cast as the character Pan Ko Paat. The character is the captain of the Fire Force Company 4, and was also Shinra and Arthur's instructor at the ... Manga of Kei Ii's mystery novel debuted on Friday ― Shinya Minami launched a manga adaptation of Kei Ii's Woodpecker Detective's Office (Kitsutsuki Tantei-Dokoro) mystery novel in the July issue Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd magazine on Friday. The manga debuted with color pages. The novel's story is set in 1909 during Japan's Meiji era, and centers on fictional versions of real-world poet Takubo... Idea Factory/Compile Heart's VVVtunia game delayed to August 6 in Japan ― Idea Factory International announced on Thursday that it will release Idea Factory and Compile Heart's VVVtunia game under the title Neptunia Virtual Stars physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 in the West in 2021. The release will have Japanese and English audio and English subtitles. Idea Factory International descri... When the focus is on our dysfunctional wolf pack, the show is at its best. Kiba and Hige are the simplest and least developed of the two so far, but they're likable, which goes a long way in vague setups like this. June 4 is Bug Day in Japan ― Manga artist Inio Asano drew an original character for a full-page ad published in Thursday's issues of the Asahi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun newspapers. The art was commissioned by the pharmaceuticals manufacturer Earth Corporation, and commemorates "Bug Day" on June 4. In 2017, Earth Corporation rebranded its insect repellent products from "bug killers" to "bug care." T... The Poe Clan, Witch Hat Atelier, My Solo Exchange Diary among other nominees ― Comic-Con International announced the nominees for this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Thursday. Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband is nominated in the Best Humor Publication category, while Kabi Nagata's My Solo Exchange Diary (volume 2) is nominated in the Best Reality-Based Work category. Gou Tanabe... Duck isn't the only one who is figuring out that she's living in a storybook – Rue and Fakir are also very much aware with the strong implication that they are trying to keep it from being completed as their original author intended. Jail now knows the truth of the world: that his country and people are sustained by the suffering of others. Various Japanese musicians and celebrities also speak out against racism ― On Sunday, Japanese rapper Lotus Juice wrote a series of tweets expressing his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The rapper, who lived in New Jersey since he was eight years old before returning to Japan to attend university and start his music career, recounted his experiences with racism in the United States as fo... Developers make "final adjustments," fix issues from beta ― The official English website for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of Crestoria smartphone game for iOS and Android announced on Thursday that the game has been delayed from its slated release in early June. The game's producer Tomomi Tagawa said the developers are making "final adjustments, and fixing any issues found during the beta test.... Comedy manga is inspiring currently airing TV anime ― Kōji Kumeta's Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition manga will end in the August issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine on July 6. Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web website reported that the July issue shipped on Friday, but the magazine's official website lists the issue as shipping on Saturday. The manga's 11th volume previously announced on Ma... Game adds new dungeon, monsters, quests, costumes, more ― Entergram opened an official website for its Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! ~Kibō no Meikyū Tsudoi Shi Bōkensha-tachi Plus~ PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch game on Thursday to reveal the game's added features and August 27 release. The game will add the new dungeon "Goblin Caves," more Guild Quests, event CG, and new costumes as rewar... Series resumes 9:00 a.m. Sunday timeslot on Fuji TV ― The official Twitter account of the Digimon franchise announced on Sunday that the Digimon Adventure: anime will restart its broadcast on June 7 at 9:00 a.m. JST. Fuji TV and other networks will begin rebroadcasting the series from episode 1. The anime is resuming its previous Sunday timeslot from before new episodes were delayed. The anime's offi... Sequel to Root Letter launches in Japan on July 30 after delay ― Kadokawa Games began streaming the third trailer for its Root Film game for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on Thursday. The video previews the theme song "Utakata no Hikari" (Ephemeral Light) performed by i☆Ris. The game will debut in Japan on July 30 after a delay. The game was originally slated to launch on April 23. PQube and Kado... Shows air alongside Perman, Shin-chan, Hagemaru ― The third-party TV guide listings app "What's On India: TV Guide App" is currently listing that Hungama TV is airing the Pokemon: DP Galactic Battles (Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles) anime and the Beyblade Burst anime. As of Thursday, the app lists that the channel is airing Pokemon: DP Galactic Battles (Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl: Gal... Film opened in Japan last October ― Hong Kong film distributor Neofilms announced on Sunday that it will screen Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata fine, the anime film based on Fumiaki Maruto's Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend light novel series, in Hong Kong this month. The film opened in Japan on October 26 on 121 screens, ranked at #5, and earned 136,362,600 yen (about US$1.25 million) in its ... Approximating the Distance Between Two People novel debuted in 2012 ― Indonesian publisher Penerbit Haru announced last week that it has licensed Honobu Yonezawa's Approximating the Distance Between Two People (Futari no Kyori no Gaisan), the fifth novel in the Kotenbu series. The novel is framed in two parallel stories, centering on Oreki running the school's Hoshigaya Cup marathon race, while also ... Shōnen series streams in Japanese with English subtitles ― Netflix India started streaming the second season of the shōnen anime series Baki on Thursday under the title Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga. The Netflix original anime series is available in Japanese with English subtitles. Netflix India describes the anime series: While martial arts champion Baki Hanma trains hard to surpass his leg... Anime premieres with 2 episodes on June 29 ― ABS-CBN's Yey! channel announced on Monday through a commercial that it will air the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card anime. The channel will premiere with two episodes on June 29 at 6:00 p.m. GMT +8, with new episodes every weekday at 6:30 p.m. GMT +8. The anime premiered in January 2018 and aired for 22 episodes. Morio Asaka returned from the first televisi... Anime premiered last July ― Muse Vietnam announced on Wednesday that it has added the television anime adaptation of CHIROLU's If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Uchi no Ko no Tame Naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maō mo Taoseru Kamoshirenai.) light novel series. The company added all 12 episodes on Monday. The anime premiered last July. J-Novel Club is releasing the light novels dig... Takemaru Yokoshima draws new manga for July 4 launch ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine revealed on Thursday that Sanrio's Show By Rock!! franchise will have a manga adaptation based on the franchise's original television anime. Takemaru Yokoshima (Fate/Grand Order Duel: YA Tokuiten Misshitsu Yūgi Makyō Shibuya: Shibuya Kettō J) is drawing the manga, which will launch in the magazine's... Anime premieres on TV in Japan, streaming on Crunchyroll in July ― Crunchyroll revealed on Wednesday the theme song artists for the television anime of Yongje Park's The God of High School manhwa. KSUKE is performing the anime's opening theme song "Contradiction feat. Tyler Carter," and band CIX are performing the ending theme song "WIN." Both songs are new tracks created for the anime. The anime wil... Anime spinoff series centers on Accelerator character ― Muse Malaysia added the television anime of Arata Yamaji's A Certain Scientific Accelerator (Toaru Majutsu no Index Gaiden: Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator) manga on Sunday. The company added the first episode on Sunday and has been adding one new episode every day. The anime premiered in Japan in July 2019. Nobuharu Kamanaka (Big Order) directed th... Keiichiro Kawaguchi directs, Mitsutaka Hirota writes script, Akiharu Ishii designs characters for new anime in Prince of Tennis franchise ― This year's July issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine confirmed on Thursday the staff for The New Prince of Tennis: Hyotei vs Rikkai Game of Future, the new anime in Takeshi Konomi's Prince of Tennis franchise. Keiichiro Kawaguchi (ISLAND) is directing the anime... Crunchyroll Expo 2021 scheduled for August 6-8 ― Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it has canceled this year's Crunchyroll Expo convention, due to the nature of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and in order to emphasize the health of attendees, staff, exhibitors, and guests. The event's website will post information regarding ticket transfers and refunds later this week. Crunchyroll Expo ... Goro Miyazaki's CG movie of Howl's Moving Castle author's novel premieres on TV this winter ― The Festival de Cannes announced its Official Selection of films on Wednesday, and the list includes Studio Ghibli and Goro Miyazaki's newly announced Earwig and the Witch (Aya to Majo) anime movie. The announcement reveals the movie's 82-minute runtime and its international sales agent, French distributor W... Originally slated for July 23 ― Sunrise announced on Thursday that it has delayed the opening date for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film project due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The film's website and social media accounts will announce a new opening date for the film as soon as it is decided. The film was originally slate... Capcom Pro Tour Online, PC Gamer's PC Gaming Future Games Shows announce postponements ― Square Enix announced on Tuesday that it will donate US$250,000 to support the Black Lives Matter organization and other charities, and will match employee donations. Similarly, The Pokémon Company International announced on Wednesday that it will make a US$100,000 donation to the National Association for the A... Comes in 4 colors, each with 4 unique games ― Sega provided more details on the October 6 launch of the Game Gear Micro, a miniature version of its classic handheld Game Gear system, in Japan on Wednesday. The Game Gear Micro will launch in four different variants, each with its own color and unique four-game lineup. The system will retail for 4,980 yen (about US$46). Sega began streaming a trailer: ... BURNOUT SYNDROMES' special unit performs theme with Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ― This year's July issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine revealed on Thursday that the television anime of Ryōma Kitada's Dokyū Hentai HxEros manga will premiere on July 3. The anime's official website also revealed the anime's second key visual and the anime's theme song artists. HXEROS SYNDROMES — a new special unit produced by... Tops Oricon's overall Blu-ray Disc DVD charts ― The Blu-ray standard edition of Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) anime film ranked #1 on Oricon's overall Blu-ray Disc ranking for the May 25-31 week, with 59,136 units sold, while the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition of the film ranked #2 with 40,364 units. The film's DVD standard edition also ranked #1 on the overall DVD ran... To top everything off Youko's now being stalked by a spectral gremlin of a man who constantly taunts her with her deepest fears and traumatic memories. Children of the Sea creator Daisuke Igarashi draws Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ― The latest issue of the culture magazine Brutus, which went on sale on Monday, is themed around "love for manga," and features six illustrations by various manga artists drawing images of other manga that they love. The list is as follows: Daisuke Igarashi (Children of the Sea) drew Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Rens... That friction, and how the two are going to have to learn to work together, is one of the many factors which make this series great. Sound! Euphonium The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day, Tokyo Godfathers anime; Rent-A-Girlfriend, Sarazanmai Reo and Mabu manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Aria the Origination Season 3 + OVAs BDPlease Nozomi Entertainment US$64.99 June 2 Classes in Seduction BD (adult)Cite Critical Mass US$19.99 June 2 Demon Lord, Retry! BDAnimeNewsNetwork Funimation US$64.9... Digital copies of 'Endless ~Across the Time~' song are available to download from anime's website after donation ― The Gibiate anime series announced on Monday that it will sell digital downloads of the ending theme song "Endless ~Across the Time~" for users who donate money to the project's charity fund. All proceeds will go to COVID-19 relief funds and supporting medical professionals combating the... Filming will have safety guidelines in place to minimize contact between people ― TV Asahi announced last Saturday that it has resumed filming on seven television programs, including the Kamen Rider Zero-One and Mashin Sentai Kiramager tokusatsu (live-action special-effects) live-action series, with guidelines to ensure the safety of the production. The announcement confirmed an earlier report by the... Bluefin Brands will distribute the set overseas ― Bandai Spirits, the makers of the iconic Gunpla kits, have produced a model kit for Nissin's Cup Noodle brand. The life-sized "Best Hit Chronicle 1/1 Cup Noodle" kit is based on a variety of Cup Noodle that was born in 2019, and will go on sale on September 18. Blufin Brands announced it will distribute the kit to those of us on the otherside of the P... Plot and character development are normally good, but there is such a thing as being too meticulous about it, and that is the major early flaw of this series. Smartphone version of browser game launched in 2015 ― The official website for Square Enix's Dragon Quest Dokodemo Monster Parade smartphone game announced on Monday that the game will end its service on July 31. The game tasks players with managing a traveling caravan of monsters to accomplish missions. The game is the smartphone version of the earlier Dragon Quest Monster Parade browser game. That ... VVVtunia delayed to August 6, Mary Skelter Finale to October 8 ― Compile Heart announced on Tuesday that it has delayed the release of both its VVVtunia and Kangokutō Mary Skelter Finale games. VVVtunia was originally slated for release for the PlayStation 4 on July 2, but is now slated for August 6. Kangokutō Mary Skelter Finale was previously slated for release for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch on Au... Javier Grillo-Marxuach: "If you're doing Cowboy Bebop, you're doing Cowboy Bebop." ― Science fiction news website io9 posted an update on Netflix's live-action adaptation of Sunrise's Cowboy Bebop anime on Tuesday after speaking with writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach. Grillo-Marxuach confirmed that Ein will be a corgi, just as in the original anime. He also told io9 that the show's style and substance wi... This is not some fluffy shoujo story – there's blood and gore and, more to the point, deaths that feel senseless. Escaflowne isn't just transporting Hitomi to Gaea or introducing Van as a love interest; it's showing us the start of a war. Series' 7th, final compiled book volume ships on August 6 ― This year's July issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine revealed on Wednesday that Haruyuki Yoshida's Cells at Work: Bacteria! (Hataraku Saikin) spinoff of Akane Shimizu's Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on July 3. The manga's seventh and final compiled book volume will ship in Japan on August 6. K... 4 series debut digitally in English in July ― Kodansha Comics' website is listing four new manga titles that will debut digitally in July. The following titles are new licenses that will launch on Tuesdays in July: Title: Cells at Work: Bacteria! (Hataraku Saikin) Creators: Akane Shimizu, Haruyuki Yoshida Debut Date: July 7 Synopsis: Cells are not the only things at work in your body! Deep in your gu... Gakuto Mikumo's series launched in 2011, inspired TV anime in 2013 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko imprint revealed on Wednesday that the main story of Gakuto Mikumo's Strike the Blood novel series will end in the 22nd compiled book volume on August 7. The novels debuted in 2011 with Manyako's illustrations, and the 21st volume shipped on January 10. TATE serialized a mang... Also: Misato Fukuen, Sawako Hata, Sarah Emi Bridcutt ― The staff of the fifth season of the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki original video anime (OVA) series revealed six new cast members for the anime on Wednesday. The new cast members include: Yoshiya Naruke as Shō Kukoma Hana Takeda as Miron Pham Kei Shindou as Dird Shank Misato Fukuen as Alea Varta Sawako Hata as Apuesta da Rumah Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Palt... Film opens in November after COVID-19 delay ― The official website and Twitter account for the Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer Zetsubō no Yoake (Lucifer Dawn of Despair) film began streaming a promotional video for the film on Wednesday. The video previews the film's theme song "Eiyū no Uta" (Heroes' Song) by Masayoshi Ōishi. The film has been rescheduled for November. The film had been delayed fro... Lawyer: Kondo already filed corrected return, paid owed amount ― The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on Wednesday that the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office has charged the anime studio ufotable and ufotable's founder, representative director, and president Hikaru Kondo with violating the Corporation Tax Act and Consumption Tax Act by failing to pay 139 million yen (about US$1.28 million) in taxes.... Hayao Miyazaki develops studio's 1st 3D CG feature helmed by his son for NHK TV this winter ― Studio Ghibli announced on Wednesday that it is producing an anime movie adaptation of author Diana Wynne Jones' Earwig and the Witch (Aya to Majo) novel for a television premiere on the NHK General channel this winter. Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro Miyazaki is directing the movie as the studio's first full 3D C... 4 shorts entirely done via remote work for June 10 premiere ― AT-X and anime studio Gaina (formerly Fukushima Gainax) revealed a new anime series titled Staying Babies, a spinoff of its Hulaing Babies anime, on Wednesday. The anime will have four episodes, all produced remotely during Japan's state of emergency. The shorts will premiere on AT-X on June 10 during station identification breaks and will... 5-minute episodes about comedian/manga creator his landlady debut on 5 consecutive days ― NHK announced on Wednesday that the television anime of Tarō Yabe's Oya-san to Boku (Landlady and Me) essay manga will have five new five-minute episodes, with one new episode airing every day on NHK from June 8 to 12. The anime's 10th episode will star comedian Tomoharu Shoji as himself. The anime's first run... New system evokes Sega's classic Game Gear handheld console ― Sega announced on Wednesday that it will release the Game Gear Micro, a miniature version of its classic handheld Game Gear console. Sega will reveal more details about the console at 1:00 p.m. in Japan (midnight EDT). Sega released the original Game Gear in 1990. Compared to its contemporaries, the platform featured a full-color backlit s... Originally slated for July 10 ― The official website for Gekijōban Seitokai Yakuindomo 2, the second film based on Tozen Ujiie's Seitokai Yakuindomo manga, announced on Wednesday that the film's production committee has delayed the film's opening due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The site will announce a new opening date as soon as it is decided, and people who bought adva... Voice actress Yui Ishikawa, anime staff members also allegedly threatened ― Police arrested 21-year-old male Kyoto resident Fukuta Kishimoto on Tuesday on suspicion of intimidation and forcible obstruction of business. According to the police's statement, the suspect had been threatening anime staff and cast members over the Internet. According to the Sankei Shimbun newspaper and the public televisio... ― Sony announced on Twitter on Monday that it has postponed its event, originally scheduled for June 4, that will highlight its upcoming PlayStation 5 console's game lineup. Sony stated that it does "not feel that right now is a time for celebration" and instead wants to "stand back and allow more important voices to be heard." Protests have flared across multiple cities in the United States after t... This episode features the return of Suzume and Saren from episode four—and is the weakest episode in the series besides that one. Happy birthday Mitsuri Kanroji! ― The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba franchise is celebrating multiple things as we head into June: Mitsuri Kanroji's birthday on June 1, and the start of rainy season in the Shikoku region in Japan. 【#6月1日は甘露寺蜜璃の誕生日!!】本日6月1日は、鬼殺隊恋柱・甘露寺蜜璃の誕生日です!この特別な日を祝して、蜜璃のヘッダーをプレゼント!!魅力的なものにキュンと心をときめかせる蜜璃のヘッダー、是非ご活用ください。 pic.twitter.com/bzVFoyAveA— 鬼滅の刃公式 (@kimetsu_off) May 31, 2020... Manga adapts Hanyū's story of healer with resurrection ability who wants revenge on humans ― The July issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine revealed on May 27 that Risumai will launch a manga adaptation of Hanyū's Cheat Skill 'Shisha Sosei' ga Kakusei Shite, Inishie no Maōgun o Fukkatsu Sasete Shimaimashita ~Daremo Shinasenai Saikyō Healer~ (I Accidentally Resurrected the Demon King's Anci... ― CG anime studio Orange president and founder Eiji Inomoto revealed in an interview during Anime Limited's Cloud Matsuri online event on Saturday that the company is working on a CG remake of an unnamed title that "might be familiar." The studio is known for its adaptation of Haruko Ishikawa's Land of the Lustrous manga, and most recently, Paru Itagaki's BEASTARS manga. The studio has also done CG ... Well, I figured it was coming. It's never a good sign when a prominent character in the early episodes doesn't get so much as a still-frame in the opening. Eva-themed razor blades also announced ― Eight years ago, the Japanese company Santen Pharmaceutical held a "Human Refreshment Project" promotion featuring characters from the Evangelion series for their Sante FX line of medicated eye drops. Now they're back with "The New Humanity Awakening Project," which sets out to open humanity's eyes with the help of their eye drops. The company released an ad f... Studio co-founder, CEO confirms project is not Masaaki Yuasa's Japan Sinks: 2020, Inu-Oh ― Anime studio Science SARU's CEO Eunyoung Choi revealed in an interview during Anime Limited's Cloud Matsuri online event on Saturday that, besides Masaaki Yuasa's upcoming Japan Sinks: 2020 Netflix anime and Inu-Oh anime film, Science SARU is also working on "another TV show with another director." Choi and Yua... Sayaka opens this week's episode with a clear articulation of one of Gleipnir's running themes: the thin line between humanity and monstrosity. There's a slightly voyeuristic quality to much of this case. That may be too direct a word for what's going on, though, because there are many degrees of watching, or the idea of “watching,” that are present. Trailer previews new Pokémon, additional features ― The Pokémon Company revealed on Tuesday a new promotional video and the June 17 launch for "The Isle of Armor," the first of two expansions for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games. The video previews new features and Pokémon in the expansions. New Pokémon in "The Isle of Armor" and "The Crown Tundra," which is sla... Metropolis moved to phase 2 of recovery plan on Monday ― The Tokyo Metropolitan Government issued an alert on Tuesday after Tokyo recorded 34 new infections of the new coronavirus on the same day. Officials stated that the rise in new COVID-19 cases is largely due to nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections and nightlife activities in Shinjuku. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged caution in light of T... Theme park anticipates no delays due to COVID-19 ― Construction contractor Kajima Corporation is under a provisional contract to construct the first three areas of the planned Ghibli Park for 10,657,900,000 yen (about US$98,323,700), with construction beginning in July. Those areas of the theme park are slated to open in fall 2022, and the developers anticipate no delays related to the new coronaviru... Delays to One Piece Stampede, The Rising of the Shield Hero ― Manga Entertainment has announced date changes to four of its upcoming titles. One Piece Stampede (right) and The Rising of the Shield Hero Part 1 (left) had both been previously scheduled for June 8; they have now both moved back two weeks to June 22nd. Fairy Tail Collection 3 has moved back to July 13 and The Rising of the Shield Hero Pa... Video clip previews dub starring Luci Christian, Jason Douglas ― Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for After the Rain, the television anime of Jun Mayuzuki's Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (Love is Like After the Rain) manga, last Wednesday. The company began streaming an English dub clip. The cast members are: Luci Christian as Akira Jason Douglas as Kondo Shelley Calene-Black as Akira's Mo... Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon anime with Sesshomaru, Inuyasha's daughters premieres in fall ― The official Twitter account for Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyō no Yashahime), the new anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha series posted the original designs by Takahashi for three characters from Friday to Sunday. Towa Higurashi Setsuna Moroha The Twitter account also posted a character com... Love rhythm game launched in 2015; new Étoile Stage game debuted in April with anime planned ― The official website for Liber Entertainment Inc.'s original I★CHU smartphone game announced on Friday that the game will end its online service on July 6. However, Liber Entertainment will update the game on the same day to work offline. This offline version will be available until December 13, although pl... Shinrei Kissa Extra no Himitsu: The Real Exorcist, Bloodshot rank #1, #5 as only new films ― With the release of many new films postponed, the top 10 rankings at the Japanese box office for the past three weekends include nine previously released films. Japanese theater chains began to shut down in March due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Box office performance fell 90% by the first week ... Delayed episode 4 to premiere on July 28 ― The production committee for Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater, the television anime of Yasuyuki Kosaka's Hōkago Teibō Nisshi manga, announced on Tuesday that the anime will restart its airing from its first episode in July. The anime will restart on AT-X, Tokyo MX, and MBS on July 7, on BS11 on July 8, and on RKK Kumamoto Housou on July 10. It will also r... Video streamed for Gekijо̄ban BEM~BECOME HUMAN movie directed by Hiroshi Ikehata ― The production committee of the new BEM anime in the Yōkai Ningen Bem (Humanoid Monster Bem) franchise announced on Tuesday that the anime will get a new movie titled Gekijо̄ban BEM~BECOME HUMAN in Japan this fall. The anime's official YouTube channel began streaming an announcement video: The staff revealed the movie'... Sequel novel series ended in January after 5 years ― Author Yukito Ayatsuji announced on his Twitter account on Monday that he has submitted the 1,200-page final draft for the compilation of his Another 2001 sequel novel series. He is aiming to have the compilation out by September. Another 2001 is the second sequel to Ayatsuji's Another horror novel. Ayatsuji launched the story in Kadokawa's Shōsets... In-story idol unit's 4th single sells 24,000 before upcoming new film ― "Mirai wa Onna no Tame ni Aru" (The Future Is For Women), the fourth single from the Macross Delta anime's in-story idol unit Walküre, sold about 24,000 copies to rank #1 in Oricon's weekly single chart for the May 25-31 week. This is the first time that the Walküre group has topped the ranking. The single shipped on May 27. Asid... Available on Tuesday ― Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will add Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki Dai-4-Ki, the fourth original video anime (OVA) season in the Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki OVA series. The season will be available on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EDT for users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries... Selection for the 10-day digital film festival on YouTube was curated by Tokyo International Film Festival ― The We Are One: A Global Film Festival announced last Wednesday will stream the Happy Machine short film directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Japan Sinks), which was originally created for the Genius Party anthology of short films produced by Studio 4℃. T... Voice of Date a Live's Kurumi announced her marriage in 2013 ― Voice actress Asami Sanada (Date a Live's Kurumi, K-ON!'s Sawako, Di Gi Charat's title character) announced on her blog on Friday that she got divorced last year. She wrote: "It was a decision I made to be forward-looking in all ways. I'm sorry to all of you who celebrated my marriage, and that it took me so long to announce my divorce be... Titles slated for August-Septemer delayed to December 2020-April 2021 ― Square Enix Manga Books, Square Enix's North American publishing division, announced on Monday new release dates for manga affected by the new coronavirus disease's (COVID-19) impact on the company's production, shipping, and sales. The new release dates for the first volumes of the following manga, which the company announced ... Hinako Inoue draws manga of Tanaka, LLO's series ― Hinako Inoue launched the Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita Another Wish manga, a spinoff of Yuu Tanaka and LLO's Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita) light novel series, in the 48th issue of Micro Magazine's Comic Ride web manga magazine on Monday. The manga will begin free serialization on the Comic Ride website on June 30. In the manga's ... After serving as a horrified observer for the entirety of last week's episode, Miko takes center stage in this week's first tale. Takahiro Uezono will replace Yabuta as 3DCG director on new season directed at MAPPA ― Vinland Saga director Shūhei Yabuta announced on Twitter on Friday that he storyboarded and directed the promotional video for the Attack on Titan The Final Season anime that debuted on the same day. He wrote: "By a curious coincidence, I drew the storyboard and directed the PV of #AoT Final Season! I'm so grateful... Kotone Suzunami joins for game's season 2 released on Thursday ― Mobcast's Evangelion Battlefields smartphone shooter game launched its second season on Thursday, introducing a new pilot character named Kotone Suzunami. The character is voiced by Megumi Han. Kotone is described on game's website as follows: "A new pilot who suddenly appeared at NERV. She is a classmate to Shinji and the others and re... Game ships in Japan on July 9, West on July 10 after delay ― Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming a new trailer on Monday for the Sword Art Online Alicization: Lycoris game. The trailer previews character customization and exploration. Bandai Namco Entertainment postponed the release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to July 9 and for PC via Steam to July 10 in Japan due to safety considera... Incidentally, it's made ever-so-slightly clearer that staying friends may have worked out in the long run for Shinako and Rikuo's now-burgeoning relationship. If there's one nice change about the Venice arc of Arte, it's that we get to see Arte interact with more female characters, which gives the show a chance to make up a little bit for cutting the Darcia storyline. Hiina Narumi performs theme song "Okashiiwa!" ― The official website for The Legend of Super Normal City Kashiwa (Chō Futsū Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu), the anime project that promotes the city of Kashiwa, Chiba, began streaming a promotional video on Monday for the third season titled Chō Futsū Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu R. The video previews Hiina Narumi's theme song "Okashiiwa!" The season will premiere o... As much fun as it is to watch Myne go through her antics, she is clearly not heeding Ferdinand's advice about being discreet and cautious, and I expect that's going to come back to bite her before the season ends. Volume listed with 2 new episodes ships on December 4 ― Amazon is listing the 24th compiled book volume of Tadahiro Miura's Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san) manga as bundling an anime Blu-ray Disc when it ships on December 4. The listing states that the Blu-ray Disc will include two episodes: "Noroware no Kogarashi" (Cursed Kogarashi) and "Giri Giri!? Onsen Happening" (In the... Paramount Pictures Japan streams trailer, poster video ― The official Japanese website for Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog film announced on Monday that the film will open in Japan on June 26. Paramount Pictures Japan also began streaming a trailer (full and 30-second versions) and a poster promotional video. Towa Pictures announced on March 6 that it is delaying the opening of the film in Jap... 1st promo video previews Civilian's opening theme song ― The official website for the television anime of Shu's The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History's Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants (Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha ~Shijō Saikyō no Maō no Shiso, Tensei Shite Shison-tachi no Gakkō e Kayō) light novel series revealed the first promotional video, opening theme s... Award-winning film debuted in Japan in July 2018 ― Netflix began streaming Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai anime film in the United States on Monday. The film is available with both an English dub and subtitles. The 100-minute film opened at #2 at the box office in Japan in July 2018. GKIDS and Fathom Events began screening the film in 700 U.S. theaters in November 2018, and the film also screened that Decembe... Manga inspired TV anime in April 2018 ― The Amazon listing of the 76th issue of Enterbrain's Harta magazine states that that Masao Ohtake's Hinamatsuri manga will end serialization in the issue on July 15. The 18th compiled book volume of the manga announced on April 15 that the manga will be ending with its 19th compiled volume in summer 2020. Ohtake launched the manga in Enterbrain's Fellows! magaz... Seinen anime series streams in Japanese with English subtitles ― Netflix India started streaming the seinen anime series Scum's Wish on Monday. The anime series is available in Japanese with English subtitles. Netflix India describes the 2017 anime series: Two teens in a "perfect" relationship keep a dark secret: they've agreed to use each other because they cannot be with the ones they truly want. F... 3rd compiled volume releases on July 27 ― Atlus announced on Twitter on Thursday that the 18th and final chapter of Rokuro Saitō's Persona 5: Mementos Mission manga will release on June 27 in the August issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Maoh magazine. The third and final compiled volume of the manga will ship on July 27. 斉藤ロクロ先生が描くコミック『P5 メメントスミッション』の最新情報をお届け!6月27日発売の電撃マオウ8月号に最終話となる第18幕が掲載。そして、7月27日に単行本第3巻... More episodes of Plunderer, Nekopara, Fruits Basket, Railgun T also added ― Funimation started streaming the final English-dubbed episode of the If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die anime on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Funimation also began streaming the following English-dubbed episodes in the last two weeks: Fruits Basket episode 6: June 1 at 1:05 p.m. EDT If My Favorite Pop I... Fan art contest also announced ― The official website for the Space Channel 5 VR PlayStation VR game announced the release date and details for the Space39 Miku Pack DLC on Saturday. The DLC will release on July 27 and will enable players to dance with the game's character Ulala and the Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku. The Space39 Miku Pack will also enable a cosmetic upgrade for the character Ulala ... Awards also honor Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! actress Sairi Itō for Midori Asakusa role ― The Japanese Broadcast Critics Association announced the winners of the 57th annual Galaxy Awards on Monday. The live-action television series adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?) manga won the My Best TV Award. The GeGeGe no Kitaro anime won the Special Award. Actress... Touhou doujin game ships on PS4, Switch this summer ― Developer Cubetype announced a new Touhou Project dojin (indie) game titled Touhou Labyrinth: Gensōkyō to Tenkan no Taiju on Saturday. The game will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Switch in Japan this summer. The game is a dungeon crawling RPG. Cubetype previously released its Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle game on the PS4 and PS Vita in Japan in... Watanabe is former member of AKB48 idol group, voiced role in AKB0048 anime ― Talent management agency Production Ogi announced on Monday that Mayu Watanabe is retiring from the entertainment industry for "health reasons." The announcement added that Watanabe's health had been declining for years, with no sign of recovery. After numerous meetings, Production Ogi decided to respect Watanabe's decision... Museum closed on March 5 due to COVID-19 ― The official website for the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum announced on Monday that the museum will re-open on Friday, June 5, but will only admit half of its usual number of daily visitors, with temperature checks and mask requirements for entry. The museum had closed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on March 5. Fujiko F. Fujio was t... Saredo Itoshiki Otsuma-sama manga adapts Daisuke Suzuki's autobiographical novel ― This year's July issue of Kodansha's Be-Love magazine revealed on Monday that Miwa Ueda will launch a new manga titled Saredo Itoshiki Otsuma-sama (Even So My Dear Wife) in the magazine's August issue on July 1. The manga is based on Daisuke Suzuki's novel of the same name. Suzuki's novel launched in 2018. The novel te... Cram schools, theaters, gyms, retail shops reopen in capital ― The Tokyo government moved to the second phase of its multi-phase recovery road map for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday. While the Tokyo government is planning to move to each new step every two weeks, it may move to the third phase early if new infection cases remain low. The second phase of the plan calls for the reopen... Akiyama debuted in 1966; drew Haguregumo, Ashura, Gyara manga ― Manga creator George Akiyama (real name Yūji Akiyama) passed away on May 12. He was 77. His relatives held a private funeral. According to Shogakukan, Akiyama was planning his next work. Akiyama was born in 1943, and made his manga debut with Gaikotsu-kun (Skeleton-kun) in 1966. Akiyama was perhaps best known for his Haguregumo manga, wh... Delayed from original April premiere date ― The official website for the television anime of Tasuku Karasuma's No Guns Life manga revealed on Monday that the show's second half will premiere on TBS this July. The anime was previously scheduled to premiere in April, but was delayed due to the effects of the spread of the new coroanvirus disease (COVID-19). Composer Hiroyuki Sawano's "SawanoHiroyuki[nZ... Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuichiro Umehara, Haruki Ishiya join cast as Ehrenfest knights ― The official website for the television anime of Miya Kazuki's "biblia fantasy" novel Ascendance of a Bookworm (Honzuki no Gekokujō: Shisho ni Naru Tame niwa Shudan o Erandeiramasen) revealed three new cast members for the anime's second part on Monday. The new cast members include: Toshiyuki Morikawa, the commander ... Risae Matsuda, Satsumi Matsuda, Rumi Okubo, Ikuya Sawaki join cast ― This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed additional cast members, the July 7 premiere date, and a new visual for the second season of the television anime of Yoshiyuki Nishi's Muhyo Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation manga on Monday. The additional cast members include: Risae Matsuda as Li... Just how many times can we see yet another character fall hopelessly in love with Catarina Claes before the formula becomes stale? In “I Won't Believe You”, we finally get to meet the man that broke Minare's heart, which leaves us with an episode that is almost solely focused on the pair's tense reunion. “Freedom” is a classic low point for the main characters to build up the final climax, and works pretty well just for how earnest and desperate our scruffy hero is while trying to keep hell from breaking loose. I'm going to have to side with Hime on this one: disco balls should become a Christmas decoration staple. Kinyō Road Show will broadcast film with Masakazu Morita's narration on supplementary sound channel on May 29 ― Masakazu Morita, the anime voice actor of Kingdom protagonist Shin, provided audio description for the visually impaired for a television broadcast of the live-action film adaptation on Friday. The film broadcast on the "Kinyō Road Show" (Friday Road Show) program on NTV, and Morita's narra... ― The official website for the anime adaptation of Kumanano and 029's Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear light novels released the second key visual for the show on Friday. Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) is directing the anime at EMT Squared. Takashi Aoshima (Himouto! Umaru-chan, Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily) is in charge of the series scripts, and Yuki Nakano (A Destructive God ... Museum was closed from February 29 due to COVID-19 ― The Type-Moon Museum's will reopen on June 5 after temporarily closing from February 29 due to COVID-19. The museum, which celebrates Fate/stay night's 15th anniversary, was originally planned to be held at the Sony Music Roppongi Museum from December 20 to April 5. It will now run until July 12. Several changes have been implemented with the reope... "Character Pack 1" DLC with Cracker, Smoothie launches this summer ― This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam will add the character Charlotte Cracker as the game's second DLC character. Charlotte Cracker will be available in ... Tadahiro Miura's manga launched in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016 ― This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine teased on Monday that the magazine's 27th issue will feature an "important announcement" for Tadahiro Miura's Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san) manga on June 8. The issue also teased that the manga will reach its "climax" in the 27th issue. A televis... Countrywide "remote auditions" to be held for protagonist ― This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Tatsuya Matsuki and Shiro Usazaki's act-age manga is inspiring a stage play that will premiere in 2022. The magazine's 25th issue had teased last week that the 26th issue would have an "important project announcement" for the manga. The manga also "enter... Gamescom digital event takes place from August 27-30 ― Below are mentions of anime, manga, and game events (physical and digital) and places in Japan and elsewhere that have been canceled, postponed, or have reopened in the last two weeks. Events in Japan Canceled The official website for the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story television anime announced on May 15 that the Kamiha☆Matsu... BD/DVD to include Japanese/English audio, English subtitles ― Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts announced on Friday that they will release the Sound! Euphonium The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on June 2. The companies released a digital version of the film on May 19. The BD/DVD will include both Japanese and English audio as well as English subtitles. Kyoto Animation... Also Berserk (1997) Blu-ray Steelbook, new Black Clover and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, standard two-part Blu-ray of Your Lie in April ― On Monday June 1, MVM will release a Blu-ray Steelbook edition of Shinichiro Watanabe's 2004 series Samurai Champloo. It is described as follows: "Death, betrayal, and.... hip hop! Mugen's a buck wild warrior: violent, thoughtless and a womaniser. Jin is a vagr... Delayed since April, along with Pokémon: Twilight Wings, 23rd film ― The official Twitter account for the Pokemon anime franchise announced on Sunday that the Pokémon Journeys: The Series will resume airing new episodes on Sunday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m. (5:00 a.m. EDT). The staff had temporarily suspended part of its production of the series due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the state of... Line-up also includes Your Name, The Anthem of the Heart and Fireworks (Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?) ― During the Cloud Matsuri online festival, Anime Limited has announced the line-up of films that will be shown on Screen Anime from June 25. The films are: Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You (pictured) and Your Name The Anthem of the Heart Fireworks (Uchiage Hanabi, Shita... Horror-inspired RPG to have English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese subtitles ― Idea Factory International began streaming an English opening movie trailer for Compile Heart's Death end re;Quest 2 game on Friday. The video reveals that the game will be released for Playstation 4 and PC via Steam in summer 2020. The Steam version of the game will have English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese subtitle... Other announcements include home releases of B: The Beginning, Demon Slayer, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection, Planetes ― Anime Limited announced several new releases during its Cloud Matsuri panel on Saturday. They include a Neon Genesis Evangelion Ultimate Edition coming in 2021, which will include the original TV series and the films Death (True)² and The End of Evangelion The company's up... Detective Pikachu airs with 11.8% rating ― The Detective Pikachu film aired on NTV on Friday, May 22 at 9:00 p.m., and it earned an 11.8% rating. Editor's Note: Many of the anime below are currently airing reruns due to the ongoing new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV May 24 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 9.8 Detective Conan NTV M... Demon Slayer, Evangelion TV, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection, Planetes, K: Seven Stories licensed for UK BD ― British distributor Anime Limited (All the Anime) announced during its Cloud Matsuri panel on Saturday that its upcoming Blu-ray Ultimate Edition of the B: The Beginning anime will be available in the United States, in addition to the United Kingdom. Anime Limited is still working on... Okko's Inn anime airs with 1.6% rating ― The Okko's Inn anime film aired on NHK E-Tele on Saturday, May 16 at 3:25 p.m., and it earned a 1.6% rating. Editor's Note: Many of the anime below are currently airing reruns due to the ongoing new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV May 17 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 10.8 Detective Conan ... Story centers on a young girl, her ex-army-sergeant maid ― Kaiten Books announced on Friday that it has licensed Kanko Nakamura's UzaMaid: Our Maid is Way Too Annoying! (Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!) manga for physical and digital release. Futabasha began publishing the manga in its Manga Action magazine in August 2016. The company published the sixth volume in Japan on March 12. The manga inspired a t... "Project Immortal," "Project Mikhail" smartphone games slated for 2021 ― The official YouTube channel for the Muv-Luv franchise began streaming high quality videos on Friday for the "Muv-Luv Alternative in Animation" project and the "Project Immortal" (tentative title) and "Project Mikhail" (tentative title) smartphone games. âge had livestreamed the videos during a multi-day streaming event earlier ... ― The official website for the Sōkō Musume Senki television anime adaptation launched on Friday revealing a new visual for the anime. DMM Games announced the anime for its Sōkō Musume (Armored Girls) game franchise during the AnimeJapan 2019 event. The anime's story will be based on the story of Sōkō Musume Mizel Rem Crisis, the rebooted version of the franchise's game that launched on May 21. The g... Sally Amaki of 22/7 to emcee English event ― Aniplex of America announced on Thursday that Aniplex Inc. will host the English "Aniplex Online Fest" event on July 4-5. The event will be free to attend and will be streamed on YouTube. The Chinese version of the virtual festival will be streamed on bilibili. Sally Amaki, a member of the Japanese idol group 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijūni), will host the English... 8 titles release in June ― Digital Media Rights revealed on Friday that it has licensed four new anime titles for its RetroCrush streaming service. The titles The Story of Saiunkoku, True Tears, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, and Miss Machiko are new additions to the roster of recent licenses the company acquired. The company also announced the release dates for eight anime titles that will stream ... 700-year-old Kanze school, Blood-C creative team, leading VR researchers collaborate ― Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga is inspiring a "VR Noh" stage play production that will run at Tokyo's Setagaya Public Theatre on August 22 and 23. The production unveiled a visual of the lead character Motoko Kusanagi in Noh attire on Saturday with the tagline, "To a cyber world that has transcended tra... Season would have premiered in July ― The official website for Fujino Ōmori and Suzuhito Yasuda's light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? announced on Saturday that the third anime season has been delayed from July to "October or later." The website cited the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and the website and the anime's official Twitter account will a... Early copies of "card battle RPG" in Japan include Dark Dragoon Forte card ― The official website for Shadowverse: Champion's Battle, the Nintendo Switch game of Cygames' Shadowverse online collectible card game, revealed the first trailer and November 5 release for the game on Friday. The first copies of the "card battle RPG" will include the Premium Rare Card Dark Dragoon Forte. The original collec... Includes poster, art book and extra picture dramas ― Anime Limited has announced that it will release the series Megalobox as a Collectors Blu-ray on July 27. The edition will contain a poster and a 120-page art book, including several interviews with the staff. On-disc extras will include over 80 minutes of interviews. There will also be a 'bonus' DVD disc including two audio picture dramas, in Japa... Game launched in Japan, West in October 2014 ― The official website for Mistwalker's Terra Battle smartphone game announced on Friday that the game will end service worldwide on June 30. The announcement noted that staff determined they "would not be able to continue providing the necessary quality of service moving forward." Sales of the Energy in-game currency ended on Friday. A message from the ga... Many in the industry, including the staff of Anime News Network, have spent the past week in mourning the loss of our dear friend and colleague Zac Bertschy. As the executive editor and content craftsman of this website, Zac's prestige reached beyond just Anime News Network to anime fandom and the industry at large. Today, anime streaming service Crunchyroll published an editorial honoring Zac's a... A self-aware shoujo show-off, Ouran's immediate appeal is how it revels in the tropey portrayals of the boys of its titular Host Club. Editor reports that Daisuke Ashihara is recovering ― The editor of Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga announced on the series' official Twitter account on Friday that Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine will publish part of the upcoming 197th chapter's content as a rough-draft version due to the creator's health. The magazine's editorial department had considered a hiatus for the manga due to Ashihara's... My Twitter mutuals have made me very aware of their abiding love for somebody named Aisha Clan-Clan, but otherwise I'm totally in the dark about anyone's personalities. Season 5 to resume with episode 1 after rerun of season 4 episodes ― The official website for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate, the fifth season of the Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma anime, announced on Saturday that the anime will resume on July 3. The website reported earlier in May that future new episodes would be delayed further "until July or later" due to the effects of the new coro... Voice actor reveals ongoing throat discomfort, scarring ― Voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto announced on his official blog on Friday that he will go on hiatus for about one month beginning on June 1 due to throat treatment and the accompanying surgery. Okamoto explained that he has been having throat discomfort, and a recent medial examination uncovered scarring on his vocal cords. Okamoto's talent agency... Circulation reportedly fell to 1,572,833 from 1,602,083 in previous quarter ― The Japan Magazine Publishers Association (JMPA) revealed on Thursday that print circulation of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine fell to 1,572,833 during the period of January to March 2020. The JMPA had reported the magazine's print circulation at 1,602,083 for October through December. The magazine's circulation for... Animal Crossing: New Horizons stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: May 18-24 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwAnimal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo March 20 102,553 4,582,670 2NSwRing Fit Adventure Nintendo October 18, 2019 11,746 917,041 3NSwSplatoon 2 Nintendo July 21, 2017 10,144 3,427,383 4NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 8,974 2,955,429 5NSwM... PQube, Rice Digital's release previously planned for spring ― PQube announced on Twitter on Saturday that it and Rice Digital's release of 5pb.'s Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate game for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in the West is delayed to "later this summer" due to "some development delays incurred by the virus lockdown." The announcement ... 1-minute shorts continue office worker's story with returning cast ― Sorosoro Tanigawa's Taeko no Nichijō (Taeko's Everyday Life) manga is inspiring a new television anime series that will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 1. New one-minute episodes will premiere Monday through Friday at 5:59 p.m. A company employee named Tanaka, who lives in the outskirts of Tokyo, is reprising her role as the title char... Manga ended on Thursday ― The July issue of Shogakukan's Flowers magazine revealed on Thursday that Taeko Watanabe's Kaze Hikaru manga will have a spinoff story chapter that will appear in the magazine's January 2021 issue on November 28. The manga also ended in the July issue on Thursday. The final chapter was 100 pages long, and had a color opening page. The manga entered its climax last October, a... Tama Yūgyōji's spinoff manga for smartphone game launched in January ― The July issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on Thursday that Tama Yūgyōji's Magatsu Wahrheit: Hitotsukiri no Madōsho (The One Grimoire) manga will end in the magazine's next issue in June. The manga is a spinoff of KLab Games' Magatsu Wahrheit smartphone role-playing game, and focuses on the character E... Announced by cast on film's original opening date, Friday ― Ryō Ryūsei and Atsuhiro Inukai, the stars of the live-action film of Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming comedy manga, announced on Friday that the film will now open in Japan on August 7. The actors made the announcement during a live-streaming special on Instagram on Friday, May 29 – the original opening date of the fil... 1st TV anime to use late Queen singer's song as theme ― The official website for WIT Studio's original television anime series Great Pretender began streaming a special promotional video for its theme song on Friday. The video announces that the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury's cover of The Platters song "The Great Pretender" will be the anime's theme song. This is Japan's first television anime t... Asano draws manga of original anime series ― Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump web magazine published a "chapter 0" for a new serialized manga adaptation of Trigger's original television anime BNA: Brand New Animal anime on Friday. Asano is drawing the manga. The first six episodes of the anime debuted exclusively on Netflix on March 21 in Japan, and episodes 7-12 debuted on Netflix in Japan on May 6. ... Ayahi Takagaki, Makoto Furukawa, Fumiko Orikasa, Hiroshi Yanaka, Sachi Kokuryu join cast ― The official website for the television anime of Bun'ō Fujisawa's MARS RED dramatic stage reading productions revealed five more cast members on Friday. The new cast includes: (from left to right in above image: Ayahi Takagaki as Misaki, the actress playing the protagonist in "Salome" Makoto Furukawa as Rufus G... Dorohedoro's Yuichiro Hayashi directs series ― The official website for the Attack on Titan The Final Season anime began streaming the show's promotional video on Friday. The video reveals the show's staff, including the new animation studio MAPPA (Dorohedoro, In This Corner of the World, Yuri!! on Ice). Yuichiro Hayashi (Dorohedoro, Garo the Animation, Kakegurui both seasons) is directing the anime ... Full schedule announced, including appearances by Studio Orange founder Eiji Inomoto; Beastars director Shinichi Matsumi; Eunyoung Choi, CEO of Science SARU; staff of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!; Shuzo John Shiota, President of Polygon Pictures ― The Cloud Matsuri online festival will run on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, streamed on the event's website at https://www.cloudmatsuri.com/. The sch... Re:Zero Director's Cut premieres on June 15 A Destructive God Sits Next to Me on June 18 ― Animax Asia announced on Friday that it will air the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director's Cut and A Destructive God Sits Next to Me anime in June. Animax Asia is streaming English-subtitled trailers for both anime. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director's Cut will premiere on June 15 a... Itsuwari no Ōsen Kōho centers on Royal Selection storyline, debuts this winter ― Spike Chunsoft announced on Friday that it is developing a new game based on the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- franchise titled Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Itsuwari no Ōsen Kōho (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The False Royal Election Candidate). The game will debut for the PlayStation 4,... Zipman!!'s Yūsaku Shibata draws series about Avan ― The live-streamed Dragon Quest Day special "Latest Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Info: Dai Send-Off Special" revealed on Wednesday that Riku Sanjō and Kôji Inada's Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken) is getting a new manga series in Shueisha's V Jump magazine. Sanjō is credited with the original work, and Yūsaku Shibat... Furukawa plays Ogun Montgomery in new season premiering July ― The official website for the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga revealed on Friday that Makoto Furukawa will join the cast of the anime's second season as the character Ogun Montgomery (seen below), a Company 4 member who is always considerate of his colleagues. He was friends with Shinra and Arthur during thei... Eri Kitamura, Shinichiro Miki, Rei Sakuma, Oolongta Yoshida, Fukushi Ochiai join cast of June 18 Netflix film ― Twin Engine began streaming a new promotional video for Studio Colorido's second feature-length anime film A Whisker Away (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu) on Friday. The video reveals new cast members for the film, and shows the world from the perspective of protagonist Muge as she is int... Anime of Azone/acus action dolls originally slated for July ― The official website for the Assault Lily mixed-media franchise announced on Thursday that Assault Lily Bouquet, the franchise's television anime, has delayed its premiere date to October to prioritize the safety of its cast and staff during the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The anime was originally slated to premiere in Jul... Jeff Fowler returns as director; Pat Casey, Josh Miller return as scriptwriters ― Paramount Pictures announced on Thursday that it is producing a sequel to its Sonic the Hedgehog film, with Jeff Fowler returning as director, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller as returning scriptwriters. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, and Toru Nakahara are credited as producers on the new film, while Hajime Satomi, Haruki Sa... Actors Kento Yamazaki, Ryō Yoshizawa, Kanna Hashimoto director Shinsuke Satō reunite ― The official website for the live-action film of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga announced on Friday that the film will have a sequel. Shinsuke Satō (live-action Gantz, Death Note Light up the NEW world, Bleach) will return as director. Kento Yamazaki, Ryō Yoshizawa, and Kanna Hashimoto are all returning from the p... Online-only event will be streamed via YouTube Premium on May 30 ― Music from the Uta no Prince-sama and Symphogear franchises will feature in King Records's 3rd live music event "King Super Live Online 2020." The event will be held entirely online on King Amusement Creative's YouTube channel via YouTube Premium on May 30. On top of the main voice cast from Uta no Prince-sama and Symphogear, the list... Hiroyuki Yoshino, Nanako Mori, Kensho Ono, Umeji Sasaki join cast ― Netflix revealed a trailer, four additional cast members, and the July 9 premiere on Friday for Japan Sinks: 2020, Science SARU and Masaaki Yuasa's upcoming anime series adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu's Japan Sinks (Nihon Chinbotsu) science-fiction novel. The newly announced cast members are:(Note: character name romanizations are not c... Like a howl piercing through the bitter cold of a pitch-dark night, Wolf’s Rain strikes at a more primal and sensual part of its viewers brains. Digital artwork vendor Anique is selling artwork from the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime through blockchain. Interested users can sign up for Anique's "Joint Partners Privileges" for 1,500 yen (approximately US$13) to receive digital certificates with their names written on it. Joint partners will also receive a unique 66-digit blockchain transaction ID, which will be generated with a special ... Princess Tutu draws from the classic tradition of mixing horror with wonder, creating a new literary fairy tale crafted from strands of older ones, and even eighteen years after it first aired, it still holds onto its magic. Fortunately, the clouds have been added to the DVD/BD ― Weathering With You was released on Bluray and DVD in Japan on Wednesday, and to celebrate the occasion, director Makoto Shinkai shared some tidbits about the film on Twitter. In particular, Shinkai pointed out one major difference between the film's theatrical release and its home video version: a cut from the original version of the climax sce... When people talk about the top 10 anime betrayals, I didn't think they were talking about just one episode of Tower of God! Compile Heart previews release with opening movie, promotional video ― Compile Heart announced on Thursday that it and Felistella's Azur Lane: Crosswave game will get a release for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 17. The company began streaming the opening movie and a promotional video for the release. The game shipped in Japan for the PlayStation 4 last August. Idea Factory International r... This episode is filled with revelations about the past and dangers lurking in the near future. But really, the episode as a whole is about the fine line between being a hero and a villain. Game launches for PS4, Switch, iOS, Android on same day in Japan ― The official PlayStation Blog announced on Thursday that the remastered version of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles game will launch in the West for the PlayStation 4 on August 27. The game will also debut for the Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android devices simultaneously. The website began streaming a release date announcement tr... Due to "circumstances"; episodes 4-7 were previously delayed in May ― The official website for Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement- (Bungō to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma), the television anime of DMM Games' Bungō to Alchemist game, announced on Friday that the anime has delayed the eighth episode to Friday, July 3. The website cited "circumstances" as the reason. Niconico, TV Tokyo's AniTele (... Story centers on high schooler who finds his father is creator behind popular VTuber ― Kaiten Books announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Wataru Akashingo's My Dad's the Queen of All VTubers?! (Oyaji ga Bishōjo ni Natteta Hanashi) manga for physical and digital release. Kaiten Books describes the manga's story: VTubers, these online entertainers have seen a sudden surge in popularity, capturing... Original game launched for PS4, PS Vita in Japan last June ― Entergram announced on Thursday that its Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! ~Kibō no Meikyū Tsudoi Shi Bōkensha-tachi~ dungeon role-playing game inspired by Natsume Akatsuki's KONOSUBA (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! or Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!) light novel series is getting an updated version for the Pla... Site also streams Dear Brother, Jungle Emperor Leo, Legend of Moby Dick, Ambassador Magma, more ― Digital Media Rights announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Tezuka Productions to release nine anime titles on its service starting on June 5. Black Jack and A Time Slip Of 10000 Years: Prime Rose will launch on June 5, and the remaining titles will premiere from June to August. RetroCrush has ... DLC character Iroha launched on May 13 ― SNK's official YouTube channel announced on Tuesday that the Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) game will launch for PC on the Epic Games Store on June 11. The game's director Nobuyuki Kuroki also provided a video message about the game's PC launch and pre-order campaign. Epic Games announced on March 23 that the game would launch for PC this spring. The PC ver... Film would have opened in June; "preview screenings" of film's special edition to stream on June 13-14 ― The official website and Twitter account for Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer Zetsubō no Yoake (Lucifer Dawn of Despair) announced on Thursday that the film has been rescheduled for November. The film had been delayed from its June opening to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COV... Organizers aim to reschedule for August 27-29, 2021 in Saitama ― The official website for the "Animelo Summer Live 2020 -Colors-" concerts announced on Thursday that the concerts have been delayed. The concerts' executive committee, Dwango, and Nippon Cultural Broadcasting explained that they are prioritizing the health and safety of the attendees, performers, and people involved in the concerts, in ... RPG to feature 4-player cross-platform play ― The official Twitter account for the remastered version of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles game announced on Thursday that the game's new release date in Japan is on August 27. ✨2020.8.27発売決定✨『ファイナルファンタジー・クリスタルクロニクル』Nintendo Switch、PS4、スマホで登場!
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