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Weekly round-up

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We’re feeling super sunny this weekly round-up, with lots of cool stuff to share. Did you miss out on the news that Kunihiko Ikuhara and Shinichiro Watanabe are back with new anime? Or our feature on the dead mothers trope in anime, and why it’s actually pretty positive? Just read on, and you’ll be caught […]

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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress sequel film revealed

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The Kabaneri train ain’t stopping. So says Fuji TV in their announcement that Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is getting an all-new anime film, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Unato Decisive Battle. According to director Tetsuro Araki, that’s a sequel, not a spin-off, so we will be seeing what happens after the series’ end. Set […]

Weekly round-up

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Here we are, just nine more sleeps to Santa, and another weekly round-up has rolled around. The cheer seems to be everywhere in the news too, the generations all coming together. Isn’t that what this time of year is all about? Anyway, we’re sure lots of you are still busy getting ready for your respective […]

More anime announced for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

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Fuji TV and its noitaminA anime block held a Project Unveiling Event livestream yesterday, and the major announcement was for more Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. Tetsuro Araki, director of the WIT Studio show, confirmed for wary fans himself that the new work will be animated. The TV anime’s follow-up is scheduled for sometime in 2018, […]

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 […]

Update: FUNimation add discounted all-access streaming plan as part of Crunchyroll partnership

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No need to pinch yourself, this really is happening. Anime streamers and distributors Crunchyroll and FUNimation announced a partnership as of September 8th that aims to “improve the fan experience and grow the current reach of anime.” With Crunchyroll focusing on streaming subtitled shows, and FUNimation expanding their initiatives in Broadcast Dubs and the home video […]

News: Japanese viewers pick their “Splendid Spring Anime”

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Summertime is here, the sun shining on the new anime season, and Japanese site Anime! Anime! have announced the results of their poll looking back on the blooms of spring 2016. They asked the fans in Japan which of all of this year’s spring series could be described as “splendid” or “magnificent”, and the top […]

Crunchyroll bringing own titles to Blu-ray and DVD, including Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

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Crunchyroll had a big announcement to make at Anime Expo on Saturday (July 2nd), adding some extra excitement to the usual licensing reveals. The streaming service now plans to bring some shows it’s currently streaming, as well as a few surprises, to the home release market on Blu-ray and DVD. First standing up to be […]

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 […]

News: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress takes on anime’s first credited makeup artist

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WIT Studio has set itself apart from the crowd once again with their zombie steampunk series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, but this time the difference falls in the credits rather than the content, as the team welcomes anime’s first ever fully credited Chief Makeup Animator, Sachiko Matsumoto. She has previously worked on WIT’s Hozuki no […]

Kabaneri, Assassination Classroom and other cancelled anime aired this week

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The second episode of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and the 15th of Assassination Classroom season 2, after being cancelled last week due to the Kumamoto earthquakes, aired as planned this week. Shonen Maid and Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto also resumed as scheduled on TBS and CBC. While Shonen Maid did air as normal in Kansai last week, Sakamoto  was also set to air in […]