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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 […]

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The pop team: our favourite four-panel anime

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The four-panel manga uses the most basic of frameworks to fire off gags at startling pace, as well as offering unexpected, haiku-like views into life’s little dramas. It’s all on that third step of what’s known as Kishoutenketsu structure; the climax, an unforeseen development. Like or loathe it, the web-yonkoma-turned-anime Pop Team Epic uses the four steps […]

Man arrested following threats sent to K-ON! actress Ayana Taketatsu

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department have arrested a man on suspicion of sending threatening emails to anime voice actress Ayana Taketatsu. In disturbing findings, unemployed 32-year-old Hidehiko Yokoyama is an acquaintance of Taketatsu, who once called himself the leader of her fan club even though the company-managed group has no leaders. According to investigation, the […]

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 Amongst its withdrawn ‘cunning folk’ who practice magic, and faeries who prefer to be referred to as your good neighbours, we feel at home with every new episode, sequestered in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 […]

Event: Naoko Yamada to attend Q&A at Glasgow screening of A Silent Voice

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Naoko Yamada, director of A Silent Voice, will be making a rare trip out of Japan to attend a screening of her film in Glasgow. The screening will take place on February 23rd at the Glasgow Film Theatre, as part of the Glasgow Film Festival running from February 15th – 26th. Yamada, who’s also celebrated for her directorial […]

Update: Kodansha Comics offer free 1st chapter of A Silent Voice author’s new manga

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Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine has been running A Silent Voice creator Yoshitoki Oima’s new manga since the fall, and it’s due its 10th chapter on January 24th. To celebrate the success of the spiritual fantasy To Your Eternity, Kodansha Comics want to bring the series to overseas readers through the digital platforms comiXology and Kindle. So, on the 24th as the latest […]

Update: English-subtitled Eccentric Family 2 trailer welcomes home new and returning cast

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A mysterious gathering of tanuki occurred in the forest of Tadasu on Thursday. Those present at the Shimogamo Shrine came away with new knowledge about P.A. Works’ Eccentric Family 2 sequel anime. New and returning cast, theme song performers and staff were revealed, along with the new visual below. At another Eccentric Family event held at the Kyoto International Manga […]

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 […]

Update: Scum’s Wish anime reveals trailer, cast, premiere

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The anime adaptation of Mengo Yokoyari’s Scum’s Wish manga has its first long-awaited trailer since the show’s announcement way back in March. This first full promo video also announces the series’ main cast, as well as its slated January 12th premiere. Go ahead and meet all the characters, looking sweet as anything. Those stars and their roles are: […]

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. […]

High school physics club’s Tesla coil performs K-ON! opening theme

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Once upon a time (around 1981) Nikola Tesla created his famous electrical resonant transformer circuit, which had the added bonus of being a pretty nifty noisemaker, as well as producing varying strengths of electrical currents. The musical version, or “singing Tesla coil”, has been experimented with by the likes of Björk, and now the Takatsuki High […]

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 […]