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Manga inspired 24-episode anime series last year This year’s 34th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump published the final chapter of Kawada‘s Hinomaru Sumo manga on Monday. The manga’s 27th volume will ship in October, and the 28th and final volume will ship in December. Kawada thanked all his fans and readers for five years
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Volumes 39-48 of Initial D available digitally now Kodansha Comics announced at its panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Saturday that it has released volumes 39 through 48 of Shuuichi Shigeno‘s Initial D manga digitally in English today. Kodansha is also hosting other Initial D-related events at the convention. Comixology and Kodansha Comics released
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Video also previews “battle royale” game’s playable characters Bandai Namco Amusement began streaming a promotional video on Friday for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor, a new arcade game based on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime. The video previews the game’s playable characters, and reveals that the game’s delayed winter 2019 release date. The game was
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DeNA‘s iOS/Android game launches this summer The Pokémon Company began streaming a promotional video for DeNA‘s Pokémon Masters smartphone game on Thursday. The video three-versus-three battles, co-op battles, and the Pokémon Masters League tournament. The game is slated to launch for iOS and Android devices this summer. The game lets players “battle alongside your favorite
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Japanese anime studio Kyoto Animation was devastated by an arson attack on July 18, 2019 at around 10:00AM (JST). An explosion occurred at the studio, located in Kyoto, after a man poured gasoline around the building and set it on fire. At the time of the explosion, around 70 employees were in the building and
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Delayed to optimize localization The official English Facebook page of Square Enix‘s SINoALICE smartphone game announced on Tuesday that the Nexon‘s worldwide release of the game has been delayed to an as-yet unspecified date. The announcement explained that the release was delayed to “optimize the localization” of the game, noting that the current quality of
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The creators of Weekly Shonen Jump manga Dr. Stone, Inagaki Riichirou and Boichi, are set to attend Anime NYC 2019 as official guests! Dr. Stone began serialization in Mar. 2017, and was recently adapted into a TV anime starring Kobayashi Yusuke and Furukawa Makoto as its main characters. The series follows Ishigami Senku, an intelligent
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Classic manga Lupin III is heading back to the big screen with its very first 3DCG movie from Dec. 6! Titled Lupin III The First, the movie is directed by Stand by Me Doraemon‘s Yamazaki Takashi, and is the first installment in the franchise to be released after author Monkey Punch’s death. The story will
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Sega announced on Sunday the staff, cast, episode count, and October premiere for Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle, the new television anime adaptation of its Phantasy Star Online 2 game. The anime stars: (the cast members aside from Daisuke Ono are reprising their roles from the game) Masaki Tachibana (Princess Principal, The Legend of
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The “Yarō yo! Shironeko Project 5-Shūnen Kinen Special Nama-Hōsō” (Let’s Do This! White Cat Project 5th Anniversary Special Live Stream) event debuted the first teaser promotional video and visual for the television anime of Colopl‘s Shironeko Project smartphone game on Saturday. The video announced the anime’s main staff, main cast, Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle title,
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Dice battle game launches this summer XFLAG began streaming a promotional video on Saturday for Monster Strike Dream Company, a new spinoff smartphone game in the Monster Strike franchise. The game will launch this summer, and pre-registration is available now. The dice battle game will feature new character artwork. Social networking service mixi released the
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This year’s 33rd issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Yōkō Akiyama (Saguri-chan Tankentai) will launch a spinoff manga of Kōhei Horikoshi‘s My Hero Academia manga, titled My Hero Academia: Team Up Mission. The manga will get a prologue chapter in the Summer Volume 2 issue of Shueisha‘s Jump Giga magazine
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Fukuoka prefectural police and other agencies arrested a 26-year-old man and 24-year-old woman on Wednesday in relation to the ongoing criminal investigation regarding the Japanese manga piracy website Mangamura. The two Tokyo residents allegedly illegally uploaded Chapter 866 of Eiichiro Oda‘s One Piece manga onto the website around May 29, 2017. They reportedly admitted to
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