Review: Show By Rock!! – Complete Season 1

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I think, at some point, we’ve all known the rut Cyan is stuck in at the start of a new school year. She wants to prove her worth as a singer and musician as part of her school’s rock band. But even with all her lines memorised, about to open the door to the club […]

Poem: Death’s head and vectors

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  Oh diclonius, crowned captive in horns – Pan’s disciple abstinent of guilt and ego. There you dance for masters bare breasted and masked, drenched in the rainfall of your reckoning. A perfect fruit of lesser wombs, man nurtures its own destruction in blindness. The truth of Plato’s cave is the end of fearful creatures. […]

Viz confirms no new season of Tokyo Ghoul

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Fans of Tokyo Ghoul got excited after what seemed like an off-hand comment from VIZ Media’s Kevin Hamric, saying a new season of the anime was on the way. But in light of a recent statement by Viz provided to Anime News Network, the senior director reportedly misspoke or was misquoted. The ICv2 website had previously posted an interview with […]

Young avengers assemble for Marvel Future Avengers anime

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Assemble, all comic book and anime fans! Marvel have announced that an anime series titled Marvel Future Avengers will be airing in Japan this summer. Taking a shonen slant, the show will follow Makoto, a boy who finds himself superpowered after being caught up in an evil gene manipulation experiment. Of course, Makoto will meet Iron Man, Captain America, […]

Little Witch Academia’s Japanese home releases including English subtitles

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While Little Witch Academia will be coming to Netflix soon after the full series has aired in Japan, if you want to watch or own the show a little earlier, there’s some good news for those of us outside Japan. It’s been announced that the Japanese Blu-ray and DVD releases of Yoh Yoshinari’s anime will all include the […]

Love Live! Sunshine!! season 2 splashes down this fall

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Over the weekend, our sunshine girls from Aqours gathered for their first ever live at Yokohama Arena. It turned out to be a celebration in more ways than one. At the end of the Sunday concert for Aqours 1st LoveLive! ~Step! ZERO to ONE~, their Next Step project announcements revealed that the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime will return for […]

Japan launches moe campaign to combat climate change

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Japan has made a pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26% before the year 2030, as part of the international agreement on lowering carbon emissions that was reached in Paris in 2015. After a survey conducted by Japan’s Cabinet, it was found that young people were particularly blasé to the dangers of climate […]

Album review: Lipstick – Lipstick II

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The golden age of glam challenged social and sexual norms with provocative rockers and a catchy tune or two. It took pioneers like Marc Bolan and David Bowie to give the riffs and theatre some substance. The resurgence of glam in the new millennium has seen bands like The Ark pair the stylistics with deeply […]

Review: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb

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Rikka’s first mission may have been to discover the ethereal horizon, but it’s now time to turn from grieving for her lost, to learning to accept the love she has in her grasp. At the start of their second year of high school, she and Yuta, her chunibyo-denying friend, have moved in together under the […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome, one and all, to another weekly round-up! As usual, we’ll be bringing you up to date on all the need-to-know news from the anime world. But we’ll also be dishing all the new happenings on and around our blog, including the excellent work you’ve been posting like wildfire. For all this as the perfect, informative […]

Boruto anime adds more cast, staff and premiere date

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This Monday’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will be revealing more cast and staff for the new era of the Naruto anime, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As well as unveiling a new visual, the magazine will announce that the series will premiere on April 5th. Ah, a spring premiere for the springtime of Boruto’s life in anime. With that lovely […]

Update: Hayao Miyazaki may already be producing new feature film

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After The Wind Rises was released in 2013, Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement, at least from feature films. He said he would still be working on the Ghibli Museum Shorts, and the one in production right now is ‘Kemushi no Boro’ (‘Boro the Caterpillar’). But with true Miyazaki sticktoitiveness, he’s recanted his retirement and started work on a […]