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 […]

Ghost in the Shell’s Tamio Ohki passes away

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The anime industry has wished farewell to yet another great talent. Voice actor Tamio Ohka, perhaps best known as Section 9’s esteemed Chief Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell, passed away on December 14th, age 89. His agency Mausu Promotion made the announcement on Tuesday, saying that he was being treated for an unspecified illness. As well as […]

This weeb and pleasant land: England in anime

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Though The Ancient Magus’ Bride is without doubt a fanciful and fantastical portrayal of England, it demonstrates perfectly how our country’s landscapes inspired our folklore. Amongst its withdrawn ‘cunning folk’ who practice magic, and faeries who prefer to be referred to as your good neighbours, we feel at home with every new episode, sequestered in childhood fairytale […]

Update: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure live-action film unveils teaser trailer

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Holy rock’n’rollers, at last we have a trailer for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable movie. It’s only a 30-second teaser, but it shows us the setting of Sitges, Spain that stands in as Morioh and, of course, Kento Yamazaki kicking ass and looking fancy as Josuke Higashikata. This teaser is surprisingly subdued, compared to what […]

The shame and the power: bloodlines of the anime vampire

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Anime and manga have had such a torrid romance with the vampire, you’d think Japan would have had some deep blood ties to its legend. Funny thing is, the vampire or the beast’s equivalent appears almost everywhere in Asian myth, except for Japan. Besides the ghoulish shadow spreading across the mainland of Southeast Asia, South […]

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 […]

Re:ZERO nominated twice in Sugoi Japan Awards 2017

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Anime, manga and light novel fans in The Land of the Rising Sun are now casting their votes in the 2017 Sugoi Japan Awards. This recognition of works deserving of appreciation overseas was a project kicked off by The Yomiuri Shumbun newspaper, showcasing manga, light novels and ‘entertainment novels’ from the last 3.5 years, and anime […]

Re:ZERO, Kabaneri, your name. sweep victories in Newtype Anime Awards

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The Machi Asobi anime, manga and game event held its 17th run this past weekend, at studio ufotable’s home of Tokushima. There, this year’s results of Newtype magazine’s Anime Awards were announced, as voted by fans. Their top picks from anime released between October 2015 and September 2016 were as follows: Best TV Broadcast  Kabaneri of the Iron […]

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 […]

Weekly round-up

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Regular visitors will know we like to keep our finger on the pulse, but it’s not always easy finding time to read every story. But worry no more. Our new weekly round-up collects together our favourite news stories from the past seven days in one easily digestible chunk. And without further ado, here’s the headlines. […]

BECK and the monsters of rock: best of the Brit rock anisongs

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BECK, the self-searching story of 14-year-old Yukio, a rock band and their dog, has been released in its complete form in the UK for the very first time. A fact that’s rather puzzling, given its worship of British monsters of rock and punk from The Beatles to the Pistols. While watching the show, the classic […]

News: Aniplex preview God Eater dub and reveal cast listing

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Aniplex of America have posted a preview of the English dub for their North American Blu-ray release of God Eater, a series that’s overcome some significant obstacles to get to this point in proceedings. During its original July 2015 premiere, only nine episodes of a total of 13 aired, the ninth ending with an announcement that […]