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Revival reveries: our top five anime that need a sequel

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Who would have thought we’d be hanging out with Cardcaptor Sakura again, after all this time? It’s a special feeling to be reunited with a show and characters that meant so much to so many of us in our younger otaku years. The trouble is, this ecstatic return has opened our hearts to mourning the […]

Update: No Game No Life -Zero- slates July opening date

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The No Game No Life anime movie that went into the dark after last summer’s reveal is finally back with a title, a teaser trailer, and now a release date. With a list of returning cast and staff, it’s been revealed in poster ads from Kadokawa that No Game No Life -Zero- will open in Japan on July 15th. The twist, […]

Weekly round-up

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It’s been a quiet one this week, but we still have plenty to share with you from the cosy corner of our blog, and the wider anime world. We’ve got fantasy updates from all the way along the grimdark and whimsical spectrum, plus some zombies thrown in with our news this week. After that we’ll […]

The medium is the message: how anime creates reality

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The nature of reality is amorphous, open to and yet immune to definition or explanation. The human mind still perplexes and eludes our greatest thinkers; narratives that explore the intangible ideas of reality are themselves abstract in nature. In anime we have an art form that is itself both conceptual and hyperreal in its depictions […]

Update: GoHands anime Hand Shakers unveils actors and artwork for key characters

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The Animate chain of anime character merch stores reaches its 30th anniversary this year, so to celebrate, K animation studio GoHands, Food Wars! production company Frontier Works and manga publishers Kadokawa are working on an original anime project called Hand Shakers. The show’s official website has now posted artwork displaying the designs for three key characters. At least four other […]

Update: No Game No Life author hints at upcoming anime film’s storyline (spoiler warning)

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No Game No Life‘s hikikomori step-siblings, gamers and soulmates, Sora and Shiro, are about to brave the crowds and make the next step to the silver screen. An anime film of Yu Kamiya’s light novels was announced during MF Bunko J’s streaming of the Summer School Festival 2016 on Sunday (July 17th), and Kamiya drew the […]

News: Trinity Seven anime film announced, Sentai Filmworks reveal TV anime dub cast

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The August issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Dragon Age magazine will announce tomorrow (July 9th) that the Trinity Seven – The Seven Magicians manga is being adapted as an anime film. Kenji Saito and Akari Nao’s series was previously made into a 12-episode anime which aired in October 2014, after the manga was launched in Monthly Dragon Age in 2011. At the same […]

81-year-old victorious in light novel competition’s first round

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Dreams should have no age limit, and an 81-year-old light novel author from Nagano prefecture stands as proof, as he’s made it past the preliminary selection stage for the MF Bunko J Light Novel Rookie of the Year Awards. The Kadokawa division Media Factory sponsor the annual writing competition which, this year, brought a pleasant surprise […]

News: Nichijou debuts at #1 on New York Times’ Manga Best Sellers list

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Vertical’s English release of Nichijou: My Ordinary Life, the much-adored comedy manga by Keiichi Arawi, hasn’t merely made the New York Times‘ Manga Best Sellers list for April 17th, but debuted right at the top. The newspaper describes the new #1 charting series as “[focusing] on the mundane lives of various characters who reside in a quiet suburban […]