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 […]

Update: Naruto Shippuden anime ends with tonight’s 500th episode

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February is the month of love, when spring first starts stirring in the air. So what better time could there have been to celebrate Naruto and Hinata’s marriage with Naruto Shippuden? Starting from the 16th with episode 494, the anime began adapting Sho Hinata’s 2015 novel Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding. This arc is ending […]

Boruto anime adds more cast, staff and premiere date

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This Monday’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will be revealing more cast and staff for the new era of the Naruto anime, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As well as unveiling a new visual, the magazine will announce that the series will premiere on April 5th. Ah, a spring premiere for the springtime of Boruto’s life in anime. With that lovely […]

Man arrested for death threats against Naruto seiyu Nana Mizuki

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A man was arrested on Monday on the charge of forcible obstruction of business, after allegedly posting death threats against singer and voice actor Nana Mizuki on Twitter. Akihiro Fukushima, a 32-year-old part-time worker from Nagahama City, reportedly admitted his offence to officers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. According to their investigation, he said “I emailed […]

Manga Entertainment bring Yo-Kai Watch and more to the UK

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Watch out! What’s that heading for the UK? Why, it’s the little monster hit Yo-Kai Watch, courtesy of our friends over at Manga Entertainment. The complete season one is slated for May 8th on DVD, but it’s available for pre-order right now. Besides that, we’ll just have to wait for Keita, Whisper and Jibanyan to make the […]

Review: Naruto Shippuden Box 27

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If there’s any truth in a calm before a storm, then this collection is exactly that. As the Fourth Shinobi World War rumbles on towards its zenith, Box 27 offers three distinct stories, connected in the shared chaos of the conflict and the allure of a dreamt utopia when everything around you crumbles into anarchy. […]

Update: Shippuden reveals upcoming Boyhood Arc character retrospectives

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At last Naruto and Sasuke kicked the passive aggressive act, thrashing out all their frustrations in the double-sized episode ‘Final Battle’. As of Naruto Shippuden‘s October 6th episode ‘Unison Sign’, it had covered 698 chapters of Masashi Kishimoto’s 700-chapter manga. And then, finally, we reached the end of Naruto’s story with the anime’s episode 479 (or 699 if […]

Review: Naruto Shippuden Box 26

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As The Fourth Shinobi World War continues to unfurl over tens of episodes, it feels a lot like the ninja equivalent of cold war. These two immeasurably powerful forces collide, taking inches of ground at a time. For the last few collections, the protracted battles have felt exactly like the stalemate situation of static warfare, […]

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 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. For […]

Update: Kizumonogatari Nekketsu-hen movie’s trailer affirms August release and announces new cast

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Monogatari writer NisiOisin’s official Twitter announced on June 3rd, which also marked Nadeko Sengoku’s birthday, that the new Nademonogatari novel set from her perspective has been slated for a July 29th release in Japan. This comes after the sunny promo material that confirmed the summer scheduling, which followed January’s note with Wazamonogatari‘s release that another two novels were set to […]

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 […]