Anime

This year’s summer edition of Wonder Festival, the world’s biggest figure festival, is set for Jul. 29! As always, it will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. After recording 54,796 visitors at Wonder Festival 2018[Winter], the event is aiming for 56,000 visitors this time around. Fans will be able to gain a glimpse of
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This June, Takei Hiroyuki’s hit manga Shaman King will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the serialization of a new series in Shounen Magazine Edge! Titled Shaman King The Super Star, the new series will begin serialization with the June edition of the manga, which is scheduled to hit shelves on Jun. 17. While specific details
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Soon, summer will be officially back, and Niantic is wasting no time showing Pokémon Trainers around the world what they have to look forward to! Building upon the debut of their live summer events from 2017, live events for smartphone game Pokémon GO are currently in the works for three cities across the world: Dortmund,
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Hit swimming-themed anime Free!’s official Twitter has confirmed a number of details regarding the upcoming new season, Dive to the Future, including a July broadcast date and the artist behind its opening theme. The teaser PV reintroduces the familiar faces of Haru, Rin, Makoto, Rei, and Nagisa, who will be returning as college students. Many
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Studio 3Hz and Actas’ anime series Princess Principal is set to continue with a six-part film series that will premiere in 2019! The announcement was made at “Princess Principal STAGE OF MISSION,” a live event that took place on Apr. 29 at the Maihama Amphitheater in Urayasu, Japan. A new visual also accompanied said announcement.
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Anime series Shirobako is set to receive an new animated movie! Shirobako follows five girls chasing their dream of creating an anime in various roles, including animating, voice acting, writing and producing 3D computer graphics. The original anime aired from Oct. 2014 to Mar. 2015. A visual of protagonist Miyamori Aoi, a first-year production assistant
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Sailor Moon has celebrated the release of its new tribute album, “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The 25th Anniversary Memorial Tribute,” with an impressive character bento assembly video of everyone’s favorite magical girl! This video showcases the step-by-step process of assembling a yummy bento starring Tsukino Usagi as Sailor Moon. Her Transformation Brooch and the symbols
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The live action film adaptation of Oku Hiroya’s science fiction manga Inuyashiki has won the Golden Raven at the 2018 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival! The film was directed by Satou Shinsuke, who is well known for the live action Gantz movie, the original work for which was also created by Oku. Like the original
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Manga author Mashima Hiro has revealed on Twitter that the final season of Fairy Tail will be broadcasting fall 2018. Mashima tweeted, “Sorry to keep you waiting. The Fairy Tail TV anime’s final season airs fall 2018!” From 2011 to 2016, the manga received anime adaptations spanning seven seasons, as well as a prequel in
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The English version of hugely popular Japanese rhythm game BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! is finally out on iOS and Android! BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! is the top-grossing Japanese rhythm game to date. Preregistration for the international release opened in February, gathering more than 30,000 fans. In the game, players use simple controls to
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Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Takahata Isao, renowned for works like Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of Princess Kaguya and Only Yesterday, passed away at a hospital in Tokyo on Apr. 5. Takahata was born in Ujiyamada (currently Ise), Mie prefecture on Oct. 29, 1935. His first venture as a director was the
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The TV anime adaptation of Violet Evergarden reaches its conclusion this week with episode 13. However, according to an announcement made via the show’s official Twitter account, it won’t be the last we see of the Auto Memory Dolls as an entirely new anime project is currently in the works. Adapted from Akatsuki Kana’s popular
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Most people know about Studio Ghibli and its famous animated films that feature delightful characters, unforgettable storylines, and breathtaking scenery. Some may have watched every single film (perhaps twice or even three times), but not many know that numerous scenes found in the films are based on real locations in Japan. For those who have
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The stage adaptation of Suzuki Nakaba’s popular fantasy manga The Seven Deadly Sins has released its very first visual along with the main cast and performance dates. Naya Takeru will play the protagonist, Meliodas, with Nogizaka46’s Umezawa Minami as Elizabeth Liones. Other cast members so far confirmed include: Arisawa Shoutarou as Ban, Hasegawa Kasumi as
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Studio Ponoc, the animation studio founded by Arrietty’s Yonebayashi Hiromasa, has announced a new anthology film project! Slated to premiere on Aug. 24 in Japan, the project’s first work is titled Modest Heroes and includes three stories. The first, Kanini and Kanino, will be directed by Yonebayashi and will feature the adventures of a pair
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