Code Geass voice actor passes away

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Voice actor Kazunari Tanaka, renowned for his roles as Keishin Ukai in Haikyu!! and Shinichirou Tamaki in Code Geass, passed away just yesterday. His talent agency Aoni Production announced the sad news on their website today, saying his death aged 49 was due to a hemorrhage in his brain stem. Tanaka’s broad anime career also brought him to such […]

Review: Free! Eternal Summer – Collector’s Edition

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Such is the ubiquity of Free! that it’s difficult to think of simply as an anime or Koji Ohji’s light novel series, rather a franchise in the upper echelons of fandom that has snowballed into a marketing monolith. Yet outside the commodity is a potent yarn of determination, perseverance and friendship that are the core […]

Update: Haikyu!! season 3 reveals opening theme in new promo video

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Shonen Jump magazine’s August 29th issue announced that the third season of Haikyu!!, given its full title Haikyu!! Karasuno Koko vs Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koko (Karasuno High vs Shiratorizawa Academy) would premiere on October 7th. This news has now been followed up with Sunday’s (September 11th) third trailer for the series, revealing and previewing its opening theme ‘Hikariare’ by Burnout Syndromes. Back in […]

Update: Come face to face with team Shiratorizawa in new preview of Haikyu!! season 3

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On “Haiku Day” in Japan (August 19th or 8/1/9, pronounced ha/i/ku), or, going with an alternate pronunciation, Haikyu!! day, a Nico webcast celebrated with the release of a second promo video for season three. This one introduces us to Karasuno’s forbidding adversaries, the Shiratorizawa volleyball team. On July 18th, Shonen Jump magazine announced seven additions to the cast of Haikyu!!’s third series, […]

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 […]

Review: Haikyu!! Season 1 Collection 2

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The second collection of the hit volleyball anime picks up in the midst of vigorous training under coach Keishin Ukai’s tough love approach, whipping the Karasuno boys into shape ahead of the interscholastic preliminaries where only one team in 60 makes it through to the nationals. In between bouts of ball-time, the team talk strategy […]

Update: Mob Psycho 100 3rd promo previews extended clip of MOB CHOIR opening, Setsuo Ito’s lead performance

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The official website for studio BONES’ anime of ONE’s Mob Psycho 100 released a commercial video for the series, featuring Takahiro Sakurai narrating as Mob’s quack mentor Arataka Reigen. The ad also previews the show’s opening theme song ’99’, performed by the “mystery unit” MOB CHOIR. The show airs on July 12th, starring Setsuo Ito as Kageyama […]

News: VIZ Media offers free manga chapters on new Shonen Jump website

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VIZ Media have evolved to their next digital manga publishing form for their English edition of Shonen Jump magazine, introducing a new site featuring free chapters of series with heroes we know and love. Including, but not limited to, Haikyu!!, One Punch Man and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, they’ll also be publishing sequels and spin-offs such as Boruto and Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] to read […]

News: D.Gray-man Hallow’s latest promo video previews theme song by Lenny code fiction

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A new preview and visual for this summer’s D.Gray-man Hallow anime have been revealed on the official website for the show adapting Katsura Hoshino’s D.Gray-man manga. The video also previews the opening theme song by Lenny code fiction, ‘Key -bring it on, my Destiny-‘. The visual below for the July 4th series is a cleaned-up version of the […]

News: Handa-kun anime posts new ad announcing cast additions

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A new ad has appeared for the Handa-kun anime based Satsuki Yoshino’s  manga, which gives a preview of the Fo‘xTails opening theme ‘The LiBERTY’. The video also makes the announcement of three more cast, with Please tell me! Galko-chan‘s Kaede Hondo as Miyoko Kinjo, The Comic Artist and His Assistants‘ Miku Ito as Maiko Mori, and Dimension W‘s Kimiko Saito as Juri. The series premiering […]

News: Cast from Haikyu!! and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure join Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan

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A new batch of cast has joined the anime adaptation of Shuichi Aso’s psychic comedy Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan, following close behind the commercial promo video which was released last week. The four actors added on to the series were announced in this year’s 29th issue of Shonen Jump as follows: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Haikyu!!‘s Asahi Azumane) as Aren […]

Seven Rules for Happiness: our anime take on Shigeru Mizuki’s wisdom

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Even after surviving World War II, beloved manga artist Shigeru Mizuki always kept his verve in both life and creativity. As you might expect, such a life left a wise imprint, but when he passed away last year at the age of 93, he left us with the lingering enchantment of the yokai from his seminal GeGeGe […]