Month: November 2018

A new preview for the upcoming fighting game Jump Force has confirmed the addition of two playable characters from the classic manga Rurouni Kenshin! The legendary assassin Himura Kenshin and anti-government terrorist Shishio Makoto will be joining the fight alongside other popular characters from Weekly Shonen Jump! Though the preview is brief, it does give
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Japanese anime is more popular now than it has ever been before. These interviews with anime studios will reveal the behind-the-scenes processes and emotions that go into making anime. This is a large-scale project done in collaboration with anime news sites throughout the world, such as the anime news site Anime!Anime!, Tokyo Otaku Mode, which
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During a special Fate/Grand Order program on Nov. 27, it was announced that the popular franchise is set to launch a new anime entry as part of the Fate/Project New Year’s Eve TV Special 2018! TROYCA will handle the animation, but no other details have been revealed aside from a teaser visual. As well as
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Cowboy Bebop will be getting a live action US TV adaptation produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix! Although cast info is yet to come, it’s been revealed that the original director of the acclaimed anime, Watanabe Shinichiro, will serve as a consultant for the 10 episode series, which will stream worldwide via Netflix. Based on
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Upcoming stage play Kuroko’s Basketball: Ultimate-Blaze has released its main visual featuring the complete cast for the show! Inspired by Fujimaki Tadatoshi’s popular sports manga, Ultimate-Blaze is planned to be the concluding chapter in a series of Kuroko’s Basketball stage adaptations which began with The Encounter in 2016 and continued with Over-Drive in 2017, and
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The live action film adaptation of Kakegurui has confirmed a release in May 2019. Along with this, a striking teaser poster was also released, featuring Hamabe Minami as protagonist and compulsive gambler Jabami Yumeko! The gambling series first hit the scene in 2014 as a manga in Gangan Joker illustrated by Naomura Toru and written
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It’s been confirmed that baseball manga Ace of Diamond Act II will receive an anime adaptation in 2019! The announcement was made at an event at the Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo on Nov. 25. Voice actor Osaka Ryouta will reprise his role as Sawamura, but other details are being kept under wrap until later.
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Bandai Namco Amusement has revealed a key visual and new information about the universe and system of Sword Art Online Arcade: Deep Explorer, the arcade game spinoff from the Sword Art Online franchise! The dungeon crawler RPG will revolve around a mysterious area of the Seed Network known as the “Unknown”. The player will support
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A new key visual featuring a whopping 23 characters from the upcoming second season of Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler has been revealed, teasing the gambling drama to come. Gambling addict Jabami Yumeko and student council president Momobami Kirari are front and center, which makes sense considering the season will open with the dissolution of the
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Smitten with the idea of raising your own Eevee? A new collaboration between Tamagotchi and Pokémon means you’ll soon be able to do so anywhere you go! This version of the digital pet game will task Trainers with caring for an Egg that’ll eventually turn into an Eevee. From there, Eevee will need plenty of
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Mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam first arrived on Japanese television screens back in 1979 and went on to evolve into a massive franchise encompassing manga, novelizations, games and more. After decades of popularity, it will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019 with a number of huge projects! The theme for this anniversary is “Beyond”,
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From now on, fans of the much loved Pokémon Eevee should make sure to clear their diaries every year for Nov. 21, because there’s now an officially recognized Eevee Day! Formally recognized by the Japan Anniversary Society this year, Eevee Day plays on the Japanese pronunciations for the iconic Pokémon plus the numbers one and
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A new action-packed preview has been uploaded for the upcoming live action film Touken Ranbu! Based on the hit game by Nitroplus and DMM Games, the film stars cast members Suzuki Hiroki, Aramaki Yoshihiko, Kitamura Ryou, Wada Masanari, Iwanaga Hiroaki, Sadamoto Fuma, Shiina Taizo, Hirose Tomoki, Yamamoto Koji, and Yashima Norito as the handsome anthropomorphized
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Iconic shoujo manga series Fruits Basket will be getting a brand new anime adaptation handled by a new creative team and starring an original voice cast! Originally created by Takaya Natsuki, the phenomenally popular manga ran in Hana to Yume from 1998 to 2006. It follows the adventures of high school girl Honda Tohru who
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Comedy anime Cells at Work! is set to air a brand new episode! Titled “Kaze Shokogun”, the new episode was announced at the “Hataraku Saiten” event held on Nov. 18. It will be broadcast on Tokyo MS, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11. Fans overseas will also be able to stream it after the domestic
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Animate Girls’ Festival 2018 was held in Ikebukuro in the famous Sunshine City building on November 10 and 11. It’s an event focused mainly on selling merchandise that bills itself with the slogan “the wonderland for otome (maidens).” As you can tell by the name, it’s aimed towards women and as a result, the merchandise
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Shaman King The Super Star is being serialized in Shonen Magazine Edge as a part of the celebrations for the original manga’s 20th anniversary. That’s not all, though – the first volume of another manga spin-off titled Shaman King Red Crimson was also released. Created by Jet Kusamura, it follows Tao Jun, the sister of
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Gamers can now have the unique experience of using magic and busting ghosts for a real estate job with a recently released puzzle game exclusive to Nintendo Switch, titled Madorica Real Estate! Madorica Real Estate was published by Gift Ten Industry. Known for virtual reality board games such as Mask of ANUBIS and Mask of
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The Chihayafuru TV anime has released a key visual for its long awaited third season! The visual features Chihaya, Taichi, and Arata surrounded by autumn leaves and holding karuta cards with their innermost thoughts written on the front, neatly hinting at the storyline for the upcoming season. Based on the popular manga by Suetsugu Yuki,
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The Detective Pikachu live action movie has released its first full length trailer! Based on the hit Pokémon game of the same name, the movie will follow unsuccessful Pokémon trainer Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) as he investigates the disappearance of his detective father, Harry. However, he soon finds himself teaming up with an unlikely ally:
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Adorable princesses, overpowered heroes, handsome idols and much more were on display for all to see at the 54th Prize Fair, held on Nov. 7! As one of six leading toy and prize manufacturers featured at the expo, Banpresto aimed to please with all sorts of goodies themed around popular anime and Disney titles. Why
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Popular rap project Hypnosis Mic has revealed teaser visuals for its upcoming manga adaptations! The three adaptations will begin serialization in December in three magazines: Shonen Magazine Edge, Monthly Shonen Sirius, and Monthly Comic Zero Sum. Each will tell a different story revolving around the main characters of the project. Hypnosis Mic is set in
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Sailor Moon is teaming up with character-themed jewellery brand U-Treasure for a third series of accessories featuring rings and a necklace. The Cosmic Heart Ring is available in K18 yellow gold (50,000 yen), silver with yellow gold coating (18,000 yen), and silver (18,000 yen). Inspired by the popular 2017 edition, the rings come in five
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Tokyo Otaku Mode is teaming up with Kotobukiya for the very first scale figure of Virtual YouTuber Siro! Her popularity has been steadily increasing since she first joined the scene in 2017, and now she’s excited to meet all of her fans and join their figure collections. Her unforgettable dress is featured in all of
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