Simple pleasures: our favourite foodie anime

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Food is a basic requirement for life, but that simplicity has the power of telling our most personal stories, while bringing us together under that human need. It’s the same in anime as in our everyday, the universal pleasures of cooking and eating opening up to powerful narratives of healing, sharing and growing. On an […]

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Goblin Slayer light novels get a gory anime

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The first volume of Kumo Kagyu’s Goblin Slayer light novels caused enough of a stir upon release that an anime project was pretty much inevitable. At last weekend’s Wonder Festival, it was announced that the series’ time to splatter blood, gore and various other gooey substances over TV screens is now. Here’s a teaser to […]

Gun Gale Online anime fires up in April

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The latest anime update for Sword Art Online is downloading fast, the official Twitter for Gun Gale Online announcing the series will premiere in April. Among the locked and loaded cast, we have Tomori Kusunoki as Llenn, Flip Flappers’ Yoko Hikasa as Pitui, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure‘s Kazuyuki Okitsu as M and Food Wars!’ Chinatsu Akasaki as Fukaziroh. The Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online light […]

Anime green-lit for Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

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The next dropped-in-another-world anime is all set to go, so get ready for Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest. The show is based on Ryo Shirokame’s light novel series of the same name, and directed by Jun Kamiya of Kingdom at studio WHITE FOX. Further staff announced include Kazuyuki Fudeyasu of Is the order a rabbit? on series scripts, with […]

Batman Ninja movie reveals Japanese cast and trailer

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The Batman Ninja anime film unveiled more of its bats in the belfry at Tokyo Comic Con today. Four of the film’s key cast were announced, alongside a theatrical release on the way for Japan. There was also a Japanese trailer, available English subbed, and a new visual revealed by Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. […]

Review: Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?

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Secretly, there is more going for Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? than its close encounters of the cute kind. And yet, this is one of those shows that undermines itself, seemingly for the sake of grabbing the average light novel anime viewer. Superior destiny and harem in place for its ‘normal nice guy’ hero Kotaro Satomi, […]

For the love of curry

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Even the most casual anime fans could point out the Japanese love affair with curry. While we at littleanimeblog.com love every iteration of curry (though Thai steals the top spot), the Japanese palate is attuned to Indian flavours. Funnily enough, it was us imperialist Brits that first introduced Indian cuisine to the land of the […]

Sakurada Reset anime time-travels this spring

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Yutaka Kouno’s light novel Sakurada Reset, a sci-fi fantasy where supernatural powers are the norm, is getting an anime series this spring. The show’s official website revealed the news yesterday, along with the anime’s staff and a teaser visual. Ready for a time-travelling tale from the director of Non Non Biyori and Tanaka-kun is Always Listless? We sure are! Yep, Shinya […]

J.C.Staff mark anniversary with video celebrating all their anime

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J.C.Staff are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and what better way to put a pin in the occasion than with a video of all the anime they’ve produced since 1986? See how many you can name (we got 18!). Tomoyuki Miyata’s studio, the J.C. standing for Japan Creative, had its first release with the Yotoden OAV […]

Goblin Slayer drama CD unveils English promo and cast listing

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GA Bunko, the publishers of the now-infamous dark fantasy light novel series Goblin Slayer!, announced last month that the fourth volume by Kumo Kagyu and Noburo Kannatsuki would be given a special edition with an audio drama CD. Now this latest instalment is available to pre-order in Japan ahead of its January 15th, 2017 release, and a […]

News: Umaru-chan studio’s lazy angel anime welcomes archangel Kana Hanazawa

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With the first promo video released on the official website for the comedy anime Gabriel Dropout, a main cast of angels and demons is revealed. The trailer below also confirms the staff and plot for the show based on Ukami’s ongoing manga. The anime stars, as follows: Miyu Tomita (Aikatsu Stars!‘ Yume Nijino) as Gabriel White Tenma […]

Update: GoHands anime Hand Shakers unveils actors and artwork for key characters

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The Animate chain of anime character merch stores reaches its 30th anniversary this year, so to celebrate, K animation studio GoHands, Food Wars! production company Frontier Works and manga publishers Kadokawa are working on an original anime project called Hand Shakers. The show’s official website has now posted artwork displaying the designs for three key characters. At least four other […]