The comfort and companionship of AI in anime

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In time, artificial intelligence could make our art, provide our services, and learn our means of thought. It will alter the nature of creativity, relationships and life itself. All while it slowly becomes invisible to the naked eye, walking among us as any other human would, their features and even micro-movements indivisible from our own. […]

Karakuri Circus

Ushio and Tora mangaka’s Karakuri Circus announces anime

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A “super important announcement” teased for Ushio and Tora creator Kazuhiro Fujita has turned out to be a new anime based on his second published manga, Karakuri Circus. Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine unveiled the news in this week’s issue, and the TV series’ official website and Twitter openings weren’t far behind. Where Ushio and Tora ran in Weekly […]

Dragon Ball Super - Goku

Dragon Ball Super anime movie adds staff and release date

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Even though the ending is imminent for the incredible TV comeback that was Dragon Ball Super, there are still plans for the anime yet. The franchise’s 20th anime movie has been tentatively titled Dragon Ball Super, and the film’s official website is listing it for a December 14th release in Japanese cinemas. To make this […]

Kids on the Slope

The odd couple: our favourite unlikely anime friendships

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Friendship doesn’t always make perfect sense on the surface. Many a time, it’s only in reflecting on where we’ve been and how we’ve grown together that we realise why our bonds have stayed so strong. Despite the ridiculous arguments and petty differences, the obstacles overcome keep true friends connected across all distances. So it is […]

Strike the Blood

Strike the Blood gets third OVA series

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Strike the Blood will be taking another bite of the vampire fantasy action in a third OVA series announced at the Dengeki Game Festival 2018 event. Strike the Blood III (or Third) has officially been green-lit with a short promo video, which you are free to watch though it can’t be legitimately embedded at this […]


Weekly round-up

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We’re feeling super sunny this weekly round-up, with lots of cool stuff to share. Did you miss out on the news that Kunihiko Ikuhara and Shinichiro Watanabe are back with new anime? Or our feature on the dead mothers trope in anime, and why it’s actually pretty positive? Just read on, and you’ll be caught […]

Darling in the FranXX

Forget ‘cool’, let’s just enjoy anime together

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Dear readers, friends and fellow otaku, Because it’s come to light that Kim Kardashian likes anime, at least enough to dye her hair pink à la Darling in the FranXX’s Zero Two, we’ve seen some fans feeling worried. As kids, maybe they were bullied or made to feel alone by their love of anime. But […]

Carol and Tuesday

Shinichiro Watanabe and BONES reunite for original anime Carol & Tuesday

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Almost in the same breath as revealing the new Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress movie, Fuji TV have announced the original anime Carol & Tuesday from Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe. The studio BONES series is set to premiere on Fuji TV’s new anime timeslot +Ultra in April 2019, and you can catch a teaser […]

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory slates April premiere

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It’s weathered a few delays, having originally been planned for fall last year, but Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will finally air this spring. It was pushed back because of a need for more production time, so it’ll surely be worth the wait when it premieres on April 13th. Katsuichi Nakayama, assistant director for Evangelion: 3.0 […]

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - Unato Decisive Battle

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress sequel film revealed

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The Kabaneri train ain’t stopping. So says Fuji TV in their announcement that Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is getting an all-new anime film, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Unato Decisive Battle. According to director Tetsuro Araki, that’s a sequel, not a spin-off, so we will be seeing what happens after the series’ end. Set […]

Sarazanmai - Kunihiko Ikuhara

Update: Utena director Kunihiko Ikuhara’s Sarazanmai gets 3rd teaser

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The first real details of Kunihiko Ikuhara’s new anime project are taking shape. During a Nico Nico Douga livestream of his series Revolutionary Girl Utena, it was revealed that the studio MAPPA team-up is titled Sarazanmai, and will premiere in Japan in 2019. Lapintrack tags in to co-produce with MAPPA, now famed for being the studio […]