J-Novel Club drafts in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse

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The new digital light novel publishers J-Novel Club have announced that they are now offering two more titles to their readers. The first is Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, the very same that inspired this year’s anime, added to the service alongside I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse. So, what are you waiting for? […]

Review: Loot Anime Halloween Crate

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Anime fans in the UK have a harder time nurturing their obsession compared to our American cousins. Crunchyroll’s joint venture with Loot Anime was a case in point, but us Brits need worry no longer. The kind folk over at Subscription Radar are shipping anime crates across Blighty and we’ve teamed up to make sure […]

Happy Birthday to Goku seiyuu Masako Nozawa

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From roles in 1963’s Astro Boy all the way through to Dragon Ball Super, Masako Nozawa was there when anime took its first test flights, and as it grew into today’s globally celebrated art form. She’s best known as the voice of Dragon Ball‘s Goku, and also plays Gohan, Goten, Goku Jr, Black Goku and Bardock. It’s a feat of generations that’s seen […]

Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi gets out and about, stirring fans’ hopes

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At the end of June, the Hunter x Hunter manga was put back on hiatus after an all too brief return in April. And once again, it was Yoshihiro Togashi’s chronic back pain that forced him to stop work on his much-missed series. But it seems he may be feeling a little better, as he managed to […]

Event: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions coming to UK cinemas

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Manga Entertainment and 4K Media have shuffled their decks together to bring the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! movie to UK and Irish cinemas. Yes, friends and duellists, The Dark Side of Dimensions will be coming to us at last. From February 1st, 2017, we’ll be able to see Yugi, Joey, Tristan, Téa, Bakura, Kaiba and all our old friends/frenemies again for a […]

One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda supports Kumamoto quake recovery project

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The Kumamoto earthquakes devastated Kyushu in April of this year. Killing 120 people, they tore through several of the region’s iconic landmarks, including Kumamoto Castle which had stood since the 15th century in Kumamoto city. Kumamoto city itself is also known for being the birthplace of manga artist Eiichiro Oda. And so, Oda has stood in […]

Leiji Matsumoto’s Gun Frontier manga rebooted

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Leiji Matsumoto, the esteemed creator of Space Battleship Yamato, Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999, has had his 1972 manga series Gun Frontier adapted for a reboot manga by Yuzuru Shimazaki. The new manga launched in Akita Shoten’s Monthly Champion RED magazine this month, titled Gun Frontier ~Harlock & Tochirou Seishun no Tabi~ (Gun Frontier ~Harlock & Tochirou’s Youthful Journey). The series is […]

Update: Teaser heralds return to KonoSuba for second season

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The official website for the anime adaptation of KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!! revealed in June that the show’s second season would begin in 2017. Now, the site has been updated with a visual and teaser, bringing us back to that wonderful world and its characters. More details have also arrived, announcing that the new […]

High School DxD, Full Metal Panic! and Yuki Yuna is a Hero announce new anime seasons

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Three anime series with devout followings have been lined up for new seasons in pretty much one fell swoop. This past weekend’s Fantasia Bunko Big Thanks Festival announced the teased return of Full Metal Panic!, as well as more High School DxD. And on Sunday, Yuki Yuna is a Hero‘s second season was announced on the show’s official Twitter. […]

Doraemon voice actor Kaneta Kimotsuki passes away

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TV Asahi News announced on their official Twitter that voice actor Kaneta Kimotsuki has passed away at the age of 80. He may be most beloved for portraying Takeshi Gouda in the original 1973 Doraemon anime, then going on to voice Suneo in the series’ 1979 adaptation. Taking on the role of Gouda until Kazuya Tatekabe took over in 1979, he […]

Manga artist Hiroyuki Shoji dies in cycling accident

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Manga artist Hiroyuki Shoji passed away on October 20th, as Shueisha’s Miracle Jump magazine bore the sad duty of reporting. It’s been confirmed that he died in a cycling accident, after police were called to Gose city, Nara prefecture where he’d been found lying bleeding from his head. At around 9:50pm that day, a passerby found him lying […]

Update: Dragon Ball Super begins simulcasts across US and Europe

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International Dragon Ball fans can Cha-La Head-Cha-La with delight, as Toei Animation announced that they’re running simulcasts of Dragon Ball Super on Crunchyroll, Daisuki and Anime Lab from this month on. Crunchyroll’s stream is available to the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for both free and subscription members. And with subscriptions only, Latin American and South African viewers […]