News: Akira creator’s comments suggest a return to Neo-Tokyo for new TV series

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Appearing as Guest of Honour at the Angouleme comics festival in Paris, Katsuhiro Otomo, the original creator of Akira and Steamboy, gave his attended audience of manga, anime and sci-fi fans alike a pleasant shock. When posed a question about the likelihood of his return to the tortured landscape of Akira for a future screen […]

News: Second Beyblade Burst trailer introduces characters

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With the Beyblade Burst anime coming up in this year’s spring season, the Beyblade toy makers Takara Tomy have released the latest promo trailer. It gives us our first full introduction to the main characters, Bart Aoi, the hot-blooded wielder of the blade Valkyrie, and the elite blader and wielder of Spriggan, Shū Kurenai. Though […]

News: Kohske prepares for Gangsta.’s return

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Fans of Kohske’s Gangsta. have been missing the manga ever since November, when the author’s struggle with health problems meant she was briefly hospitalised, and that she had to set the series aside as she focused on getting well.  But Kohske has recently posted on Twitter thanking her readers for their support, and assuring us […]

Bessatsu Margaret editor reveals My Love Story!! is close to pinnacle point

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The editor-in-chief of Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine, Takaaki Imai, has revealed that Kazune Kawahara and Aruko’s manga My Love Story!! is nearing its end, and is presumably due for a dramatic peak in the near future. In his interview with the Japanese entertainment news website Comic Natalie, when asked about future plans for Bessatsu Margaret, […]

Review: Nyan Koi!

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Jyunpei Kousaka only begins to realise his mistake when he wakes up to find he can understand his family’s grumpy cat, Nyamsus. It makes him cast his mind back to the walk home from school the day before, when he managed to decapitate a statue to the feline guardian spirit neko-jizou-sama. But still he doesn’t […]

News: Rukia’s Japanese voice actor will appear at Newcastle’s SunnyCon

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The SunnyCon convention in Newcastle will have a very special guest this year, in the voice actor Fumiko Orikasa known for playing none other than Rukia in Bleach. The event being held from June 17th–19th at the St. James Park football stadium will be Orikasa’s first appearance at a UK event, and she will be […]

News: Actually, I Am/My Monster Secret creeps between One Punch Man and Tokyo Ghoul in New York Times’ Manga Best Sellers

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It seems like our friends in the US are branching out with their manga best sellers, with the wave of One Punch Man and Tokyo Ghoul volumes easing a little in the New York Times’ January 31st top 10. A new entry creeping in this week alongside Blue Exorcist volume 14 is My Monster Secret […]

News: Soundtrack listing lets slip Iron-Blooded Orphans second season?

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Officially, the Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans anime has nothing planned beyond the first series’ 25 episodes. But unofficially, Amazon Japan might just have given the game away. The product listing for a soundtrack to be released on March 23rd is described as featuring music from the anime’s “first season”, which premiered on October 4th. Though Gundam’s […]

News: Akira Toriyama shares fans’ disappointment with Dragon Ball Super

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Six months after Dragon Ball Super began on Fuji TV, it’s safe to say it’s been a bit of a flop, especially considering the stratospheric success of Dragon Ball Z. And fans haven’t exactly been quiet concerning why that is. The main qualm has been the quality of the art, and anyone wondering how bad […]

News: Gundam: The Origin III gets release date, Thunderbolt web anime gets new trailer

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Today the official Gundam portal site announced that Gundam: The Origin’s third episode, Akatsuki no Hōki (Dawn of Rebellion), will be coming to 15 cinemas in Japan on May 21st. On the same day those who can’t make it to the screenings, or simply can’t wait to watch it again, will be able to stream […]

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News: Digimon World -Next 0rder- game gets new five-minute promo

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The Digimon and their DigiDestined friends team up for a very wordy five-minute video, introducing characters and walking through the workings of the Digimon World -Next 0rder- game’s battle system, in the latest promo from Bandai Namco released today. Behind the explanation, including the ‘EXE’-Volution function that allows two partner Digimon to combine and assist in […]

News: Cookie magazine’s Good Morning Call screen adaptation details revealed

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All the way back in November, it was announced in the NANA manga’s ancestral home Cookie that Yue Takasuka’s Good Morning Call would be getting a “screen adaptation”. With no other details given until now, the adaptation’s staff have finally confirmed that Nao Yoshikawa and her super-cool classmate and crush Hisashi Uehara will be the stars of […]