Weekly round-up

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It may well be the back end of winter, but we’ve got some hot stuff this weekly round-up. Hot stuff in the streets with the first trailer for Banana Fish, hot stuff from the gender non-binary beauties of this week’s feature…you get the picture, anyway. So what do you say that, first of all, we get […]

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Lyrics for lovers: our favourite anime love songs

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Sometimes, just a few lyrics can perfectly encapsulate something you never even knew you wanted to say. A song shared with someone you love can tie those words or that melody to that person for life, no matter the time or distance apart. Through this same power, music can give anime a resonance with our […]

Idiots rule: our favourite anime dunderheads

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As someone a bit prone to airheadedness myself, I have a soft spot for characters who wear their fool’s colours with pride. Anime is packed with champions and their irreplaceable comrades who prove that having the fastest brain isn’t all-important in achieving your goals. As you’re about to see, a pure, kind heart and keeping […]

Weekly round-up

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Hi again! Only us, back to round up a week in which Breath of the Wild won all the awards, and Ryan Reynolds was named as Hollywood’s Pikachu while elsewhere Pikachu was named an ambassador of Osaka. Don’t worry, all this will start to make sense once you read on. Let’s get to it! News Game of […]

Weekly round-up

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It’s that time again! You’d best get ready for some exciting stuff from Death Note, Free! and the ani-zombie crew, because we’ve got all that and more to beam your way today. In just a moment we’ll also catch up with the lovely stuff you’ve written this week. But first up, here’s the headlines. First trailer […]

Review: Fullmetal Alchemist – Collector’s Edition Part 1

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Fullmetal Alchemist is such a ubiquitous presence that near any anime fan is familiar with the premise. Two upstart alchemists perform the forbidden act of human transmutation to revive their mother. It goes wildly wrong, one brother losing a leg, and the other his entire body. In desperation, the older sibling sacrifices his arm to […]

Toriko manga set to serve up last helping

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Gintama is drawing swiftly to its close, Bleach has reaped its last, KochiKame has ended after a 40-year run, and now another of the Shonen Jump old guard is due to publish its last chapter. Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro’s gourmet battle manga Toriko will see its “climax” go to print on November 14th, as an expanded “full course” edition chapter 31 pages long. Shimabukuro […]

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 […]

Update: Digimon Adventure tri. English dub previews Joshua Seth’s return as Tai

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US film distributors Eleven Arts spent five weeks from July announcing the voice actors for theirs and Toei Animation’s English dub of Digimon Adventure tri. Chapter 1: Reunion. Most recently, their fifth and final dub cast round-up added the original Tai and Sora dub actors from Digimon Adventure, as well as the following: Joshua Seth (returning) as Tai Colleen O’Shaughnessey (returning) […]

Update: Keijo!!!!!!!! reveals voice cast and character designs for Nozomi’s rivals

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Wednesday’s (September 7th) issue of Shogakukan’s misleadingly titled Shonen Sunday magazine revealed Nozomi’s rivals in Keijo!!!!!!!!, the swimsuit sporting anime adapted from Daichi Sorayomi’s manga. Alongside the voice cast listing for the three elite opponents joining the tournament, and the show’s premiere date announcement of October 6th, the girls were also given character design previews as below: […]

Naruto and Hunter x Hunter creators discuss plans for future projects

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In this Saturday’s (August 20th) issue of Jump GIGA magazine – formerly known as Shonen Jump NEXT!! – an interview with Masashi Kishimoto and Hunter x Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi will run with both authors discussing their plans for future projects. In YonkouProductions’ translated preview of the nine-page interview, the Naruto author says that he’s already started his research, and judging from Togashi’s sole remark, it […]

A Silent Voice anime movie reveals trailer, new cast and previews theme song

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Kyoto Animation’s anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s A Silent Voice manga revealed a new visual and trailer on Thursday (July 7th). The video previews the theme song by AIKO, ‘Ai no Shita no wa’ (‘Loving Is’). The film’s official website also revealed new cast with their character designs, making seven additions to the previously announced leads, Osomatsu-san‘s Miyu Irino […]