Review: Future Diary Collection 1

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Even at 14, Yukiteru “Yuki” Amano strikes a world-weary figure, stuck somewhere on the road to apathy and stopping only to jot down the mundanity. He keeps his thoughts in diary form on his flip phone for no other reason than boredom. “My phone is my life,” Yuki proclaims minutes into the first episode, immediately […]

News: Your Lie in April live-action movie opens in September

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Kodansha has made the reveal through its Comic Plus portal site’s Twitter that the live-action movie of Naoshi Arakawa’s story of hope and courage, Your Lie in April, will come to Japan in September. Starring as the story’s hero, the hopeless piano prodigy Kōsei Arima, will be the Death Note live-action series’ L, Kento Yamazaki. […]

News: Monster Musume everyday anime shorts get Blu-ray release

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The short anime video collection Almost Everyday OO! Raw-ish Video will be released on Blu-ray soon in Japan, giving a peek into the daily lives unseen in the Monster Musume anime series. And as for extras, they’re spoilt for choice. The bonus additions to the original net animations include footage of the Interspecies Exchange Party, […]

News: Love Live! Sunshine!! announces trio unit’s name choices

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Welcoming fans into their idols’ world once again, Love Live! Sunshine!! will follow in the tradition of holding a vote for the new sub-unit’s group name. On February 1st, the ten names will be up and gathering the first votes for which banner will be placed beside Printemps, BiBi, and Lily White. Meanwhile, the Aqours […]

Review: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

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Sasami Tsukuyomi sees the world outside her home as series of news and security feeds, as she can’t take a step beyond her front door without collapsing from fear. Her social anxiety has flourished from her older brother Kamiomi’s indulgence, so he tries to put it right by urging her to go to school. But […]

News: Original anime Endride joins spring season hoard

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On top of the wave of manga (plus one MMO) adaptations, the original anime Endride will air on Nippon Television in April. Regular junior-high student Shun Asaga finds himself transported to the world of Endra, an alternative “Hollow Earth”. When he meets the captive prince Emilio, they both agree to work together to achieve their separate […]

News: Three manga and an MMO inspire latest wave of spring anime

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There’s a whole hoard of anime adaptations that have just been announced for the spring season. So, here’s a round-up of all the manga-based series, plus one MMO-inspired show for good measure. First off, Cyberstep’s fantasy MMORPG Onigiri is being adapted as a series which will broadcast in April. In the game, Oni and her […]

Evangelion – The Shinji Ikari Raising Project manga ends next month

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After over a decade’s run, Osamu Takahashi is bringing his Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Shinji Ikari Raising Project manga to a close next month. The final chapter of the 2005 spin-off from Gainax’s Shinji-raising game, where the player guides the young plugger through life, will be released on February 26th in the April issue of Monthly […]

News: Great Detective Pikachu gets his sleuth on in game teaser

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Remember that “top secret” Pikachu game that was announced in 2013, where the cuddliest Pokémon was supposed to be a fully coherent detective? Back then it was expected to be out in the world in two years’ time, and that deadline passed last October, so all of us likely forgot about it. But now it […]

News: Hollywood’s Ghost in the Shell moves from Disney to Paramount

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Plans have now changed for the distribution of DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell live-action movie. Variety reported that both distributor and co-financier responsibilities have changed hands from Disney to Paramount, and this is presumably linked to the fact that while DreamWorks’ distribution agreement with Disney is expiring in August, it hasn’t been renewed. The film’s […]

News: Kamen Rider’s new movie and lead actor go back to their roots

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This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Kamen Rider tokusatsu TV series’, and to celebrate, Toei Animation have announced the new movie Kamen Rider #1. The title hints at a return to the masked hero’s origins in some sense, and the casting certainly seems to confirm that. In the latest issue of Shogakukan’s Televi-Kun children’s manga […]