Review: HaNaYaMaTa

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We all fear a future where we never amount to anything. But when it overwhelms you, it’s the loneliest feeling to bear. Naru Sekiya admits that she is painfully average, playing up to a realism that doesn’t exist in her any more than anyone else. In truth, she idolises fairytale princesses who dazzle away all […]

Steins;Gate developers 5pb reveal plans for Re:ZERO game

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A teaser website has gone live revealing 5pb. Games’ plans to release a Re:ZERO visual novel. The game has been given the title Re:ZERO Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu -DEATH OR KISS- (Re: Life in a different world from zero -DEATH OR KISS-), but no release date or platform details are available as of yet. Writer Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrator Shinichiro […]

News: Cast photos of Section 9 from live-action Ghost in the Shell supposedly leaked

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We saw the first still of Scarlett Johansson as the Major in spring, then she and Pilou Asbæk, who co-stars as Batou, were snapped on set back in June. But could this be our first look at all of Section 9 in costume? With no clear origin for the images now floating around Asian sites like Apple Daily, […]

News: Anime planned for Issui Ogawa’s Star of Guidance sci-fi novels

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Four time Seiun Award-winning sci-fi author Issui Ogawa has announced the screen adaptation of his Michibiki no Hoshi (Star of Guidance) novel series, through his publishers Kadokawa Haruki Jimusho. There are plans for both an anime and 2018 “screen adaptation” of the four books set in a time of first contact with aliens, as they observe humanity’s first steps into […]

News: Inglourious Basterds’ Christoph Waltz may star in Alita: Battle Angel live-action film

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The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Wednesday (August 24th) that Christoph Waltz of Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained “is in early negotiations” to star in James Cameron’s live-action film adaptation of the Battle Angel Alita manga by Yukito Kishiro. If Waltz chooses to take on the role, he will play Doctor Dyson Ido, whom The Hollwood Reporter describes as “the cybersurgeon who finds […]

News: Kill la Kill animator guests on Steven Universe

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Studio 4°C had a guest animation slot on The Amazing World of Gumball just last weekend, so now it seems there’s a spate of anime celebrities contributing to Cartoon Network shows of late. This time Takafumi Hori, studio TRIGGER veteran of Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, has been granted a wish as a fan of Steven Universe and worked on […]

Update: Western release of Steins;Gate 0 gets less expensive limited edition

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With the original Steins;Gate visual novel now available on Steam at last, Rice Digital are preparing to bring Steins;Gate 0 to North America and Europe this year. To make it worth the wait they’re including a special collector’s Amadeus Edition, which has a UK price tag of £69.99 for PlayStation 4 or £59.99 for PS Vita, and includes the following items: Standard […]

Event: MCM Scotland 2016 hosts Reo Kurosu as guest of honour

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At MCM Scotland Comic Con 2016, it’s been announced that the guest of honour will be Reo Kurosu, producer of a little show called Fullmetal Alchemist. He’ll be there meeting fans on both days of the event – Saturday September 24th and Sunday September 25th – and on the Saturday he’ll also present a panel. The event is being […]

News: Card game Astro Boy: Edge of Time reimagines Osamu Tezuka’s classic characters

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In a new project supervised by “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka’s son, Makoto Tezuka, Active Gaming Media’s Project Atom have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a digital collectible card game inspired by Tezuka’s works. Astro Boy: Edge of Time, previously teased with a countdown website, is seeking to raise $50,000 by September 21st, and will feature […]

News: Buzzfeed Japan explains why Rio Olympic closing ceremony wasn’t right for a Pokémon appearance

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Present at the Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony on Sunday (August 21st), which handed the baton to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, were Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Tsubasa Oozora from the influential sports manga and anime Captain Tsubasa, Pac-Man and, of course, Mario in an irresistible pun thought up by Japanese Olympic Organizing Committee president Yoshiro Mori. But even […]

World War II anime film In This Corner of the World releases trailer, introduces cast and staff

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A 90-second full trailer has been released for the anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kono’s celebrated manga In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni), featuring the introduction of voice actor Non as the heroine, Suzu Hojo. Non is known elsewhere as Rena Nounen, under which name she played Aki Amano in the […]

Akame ga Kill! manga due to end in 15th volume

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Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro’s Akame ga Kill! manga released its 14th compiled volume on Monday (August 22nd), including the announcement that the series’ 15th volume will also be its last. The wraparound jacket band of volume 14 also revealed that the manga, including its spin-off prequel Akame ga Kill! Zero, has 3,300,000 copies in print. The 15th and final volume of the […]