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Music franchise BanG Dream! will be heading to the big screen with three new movies! It was confirmed the voice actresses of bands Roselia and Poppin’ Party are set to return for their respective movies. As a popular Bushiroad franchise, BanG Dream! features numerous titles over mediums like rhythm games, manga, and anime. The project
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The live action Yowamushi Pedal movie adaptation has confirmed additional cast members! Bandou Ryota will play Osakan speedster Naruko Shoukichi, Ryusei Ryou will play all-rounder Kinjou Shingo, Yanagi Shuntarou will play “dancing” cyclist Makishima Yusuke, Sugawara Ken will play sprinter Tadokoro Jin, Inoue Mizuki (from idol band HiHi Jets) will play substitute cyclist Sugimoto Terufumi.
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Superhero manga One Punch Man has a Hollywood live action adaptation in the works! The live action project will be produced by Arad Productions for Sony Pictures, with a script by Venom’s Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Original webcomic creator ONE expressed his gratitude and excitement for the US adaptation on his personal Twitter account,
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Naruto spinoff anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will be delaying the broadcast of new episodes after May 3 due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Episode 154 will air as planned on Apr. 26, but the series will then begin reruns from episode 1. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations follows the adventures of legendary
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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 is joining the list of anime movies that has announced a delay in its release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anno Hideaki, creator of the hit anime, released a statement through the official Evangelion Twitter account, where he expressed sympathy for the pandemic’s victims and gratitude for those working to combat it.
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Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced to many stay at home, it is still vital for certain places and services to be staffed. To show gratitude for essential workers in fields like healthcare, retail, delivery and more, Japanese manga artists have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #GratefulForTheHeroes絵 (“GratefulForTheHeroesPicture”). Inspired by the words of
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Voice actor Fujiwara Keiji passed away on Apr. 12 at the age of 55 due to cancer. A veteran voice actor affiliated with Air Agency, Fujiwara was best known for playing Shinnosuke’s father Nohara Hiroshi in Crayon Shin-chan, as well as Reno in the Final Fantasy VII Advent Children remake, and Maes Hughes in Fullmetal
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Cells at Work! spin-off manga Code Black is getting a TV anime adaptation set to air in January next year! Code Black follows anthropomorphized cells who must combat the stress of an unhealthy lifestyle, including drinking, smoking, and lack of sleep. Strike the Blood’s Yamamoto Hideo will direct with Liden Films producing. Cast confirmed so
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Manga subscription service Mangamo has launched its app for iOS (iPhone and iPad), and is also offering a limited time 2-month free trial! Created by executives and leaders from Hulu, Crunchyroll, Netflix, VIZ and more, Mangamo aims to provide fans around the world with the opportunity to read manga and support creators at an affordable
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A brand new Aria anime project is set to arrive this winter! While details on the story are yet to be revealed, it was confirmed that voice actress Satou Rina will take over the role of Athena from Kawakami Tomoko, who passed away in 2011. Based on a manga by Amano Kozue, the series is
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Legendary visual novel Clannad is getting its first ever Western physical release! A regular edition and collector’s edition will be up for preorder through Limited Run Games for six weeks from Apr. 14, which is also the date that the game begins in the original story. The latter will give fans the chance to experience
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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forcing many to stay at home, people have turned to remote work and education, including online meetings and collaboration. Of course, it can be a little uncomfortable showing off your messy bedroom, living room or whatever place you’ve commandeered for a workspace – and that’s where virtual backgrounds come in!
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Fantasy anime How Not to Summon a Demon Lord will return for Season 2 in 2021! Fukuda Naoto, who illustrates the manga adaptation, has released a visual celebrating the good news. Inspired by Murasaki Yukiya’s series of light novels, the first season of the TV anime adaptation aired in 2018. It follows protagonist Sakamoto Takuma,
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The upcoming Violet Evergarden anime movie, originally scheduled for an Apr. 24 premiere, has been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In an announcement published on the official website, the producers apologized to those looking forward to the movie, also stating that the decision was made in light of government advice. The release is
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The long awaited sequel to popular superhero anime Tiger & Bunny will arrive in 2022 under the title Tiger & Bunny 2! Along with the announcement, a visual featuring lead characters Kotetsu T. Kaburagi and Barnaby Brooks, Jr. was released. Nishida Masafumi will return to write the script, with Katsura Masakazu to provide character and
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Popular superhero anime My Hero Academia is getting a fifth season! A new visual starring protagonist Deku was released along with the announcement, teasing the awakening of something new. Originally a manga created by Horikoshi Kouhei, My Hero Academia is set in a world in which possessing superpowers known as “Quirks” is the norm. The
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Doujinshi event Comiket has announced that their upcoming summer event, Comiket 98, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first to be cancelled in the history of the event, Comiket 98 was originally scheduled for May 2 to 5, an earlier period than usual as a result of preparations for the Tokyo 2020
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Crossover anime Isekai Quartet will be returning for a sequel! The series follows a group of chibified characters brought together from popular isekai shows Overlord, KonoSuba, Re:Zero, and Saga of Tanya the Evil. One day, a mysterious button appears – upon pressing it, they find themselves transported to a completely new “isekai” world. The sequel
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The rebooted Higurashi When They Cry TV anime has released a series of character introductions featuring Maebara Keiichi, Ryugu Rena, Houjou Satoko, Furude Rika, and Sonozaki Mion! Maebara Keiichi, played by Hoshi Souichirou, is a boy who has just moved to the village from the city. Naturally curious and possessing a hot-blooded spirit, he comes
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Rap battle franchise Hypnosis Mic has released a new trailer for its TV anime adaptation, Rhyme Anima! The trailer was unveiled at the end of the “Six Shots Until the Dome” live concert, which was broadcast exclusively on the AbemaTV Hypnosis Mic Channel on Mar. 29. Performed by Division All Stars, the members of the
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Sanrio franchise Show By Rock!! is getting a new TV anime titled Show By Rock!! Stars!! The key visual for the series features Rikao, a member of the band Yokazenohorizon, which will appear in the TV anime for the first time. Fans can also expect the return of familiar faces like Howan of Mashumairesh, Cyan
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