Kids on the Slope

The odd couple: our favourite unlikely anime friendships

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Friendship doesn’t always make perfect sense on the surface. Many a time, it’s only in reflecting on where we’ve been and how we’ve grown together that we realise why our bonds have stayed so strong. Despite the ridiculous arguments and petty differences, the obstacles overcome keep true friends connected across all distances. So it is […]

Amanchu!

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 […]

Darling in the FranXX

Forget ‘cool’, let’s just enjoy anime together

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Dear readers, friends and fellow otaku, Because it’s come to light that Kim Kardashian likes anime, at least enough to dye her hair pink à la Darling in the FranXX’s Zero Two, we’ve seen some fans feeling worried. As kids, maybe they were bullied or made to feel alone by their love of anime. But […]

Naruto

Naruto creator’s new manga will be a series

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Masashi Kishimoto’s post-Naruto manga is a set-in-stone serialisation, it’s been confirmed by Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano. At a Tokyo press conference held on Monday (March 5th) Nakano announced that the new work is in progress, but otherwise left it at that. We do know that the manga will be a sci-fi story, as […]

Evidence of Edo-era ninja discovered in family records

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They were real enough to those of us who followed Naruto‘s journey through the mystical portals of Cartoon Network and Jetix, but in terms of tangible documentation of ninja existence in history, the evidence has always been thin on the ground. However, more stock to the myth has been unearthed by Toshiyuki Watanabe of Koka City, Shiga […]

Mushi-shi director talks characters, cast of Stan Lee co-creation The Reflection

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At the FicZone event held in Granada, Spain on April 1st, Hiroshi Nagahama took the chance to feed us more details on his latest directorial work, The Reflection, co-created by comics legend Stan Lee. According to Anime News Network’s report, the Mushi-shi director announced that idol group 9nine will not only perform the anime’s theme song, but make prominent […]

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 […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome, one and all, to another weekly round-up! As usual, we’ll be bringing you up to date on all the need-to-know news from the anime world. But we’ll also be dishing all the new happenings on and around our blog, including the excellent work you’ve been posting like wildfire. For all this as the perfect, informative […]

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 […]