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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 […]

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Weekly round-up

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Wonder of wonders, we’ve had honest-to-goodness snow over here in Blighty! But we didn’t let that slow down our blogging game. You see, we’re just that dedicated to you guys. So we have a new Classics Corner, anime’s lessons in healthy social media use and, as always, our favourite posts from you. But before that, […]

Simple pleasures: our favourite foodie anime

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Food is a basic requirement for life, but that simplicity has the power of telling our most personal stories, while bringing us together under that human need. It’s the same in anime as in our everyday, the universal pleasures of cooking and eating opening up to powerful narratives of healing, sharing and growing. On an […]

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Banana Fish anime unveils first trailer and summer premiere

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Come for the title, stay for the street gangs and New York sunsets, as Banana Fish receives its first trailer and cast announcements. The studio MAPPA anime based on Akimi Yoshida’s manga is heading for its premiere in July, with Amazon Prime streaming the series inside and outside of Japan. If you want that first […]

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Gintama lead voicing One Piece anime’s Katakuri

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It’s time for a long-awaited villain to take to the anime waves in One Piece. As it turns out, people with naturally wavy hair can be that bad. Or their voice actors can, anyway. Shonen Jump magazine revealed this week that Tomokazu Sugita, voice of Gintama’s Gintoki, is joining the cast of the One Piece […]

Update: Dragon Ball Super will end in March

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After Dragon Ball Super flew onto TV screens in 2015 with a resoundingly warm welcome back from fans, we’re coming to the end days of anime antics with gods and the multiverse. The series will end its broadcast run in March, to have its timeslot adopted by the new GeGeGe no Kitaro anime airing from April 1st. Since […]

FUNimation announces English cast for now-streaming simuldub Pop Team Epic

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FUNimation are now streaming their simuldub of the social-media-stir-crazy Pop Team Epic, if you were curious how exactly this enigma of a series would translate. Episode one went up as of Tuesday 23rd, and with it they announced the show’s English cast, as well as the dub actors for Junji Ito Collection and Katana Maidens ~ Toji no […]

Weekly round-up

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Hi, hi, hi to you all and welcome to a round-up full of fun to brighten those mid-January blues. With updates on the latest, greatest otaku events incoming, and an elementary exploration of the anime detective, you’re sure to have something to smile about by the time we’re done here. Let’s go right ahead and […]

Toonami snaps up Dragon Ball Super’s English-dubbed Future Trunks arc

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No need to invent time-travel to see Dragon Ball Super‘s Future Trunks arc dubbed. As long as you’re lucky enough to have Toonami broadcasting to your abode, unlike us schlubs in the UK, it’ll be on your way very soon. FUNimation tweeted that Eric Vale will reprise his role as Trunks, the character’s new blue dye […]

Eiichiro Oda teases future of One Piece from 2018

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Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece, didn’t even need to be present to cause a stir at Jump Festa last weekend. In a handwritten message projected during a stage presentation, he teased several upcoming developments for his swashbuckling manga. Chief among these was the start of the Wano Country arc from next year. Not to sound like a […]

Hollywood’s live-action One Piece to begin with East Blue arc

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We’re prepared for the fact that One Piece is coming to Hollywood. But an excellent question is, where to start? Well, how about the very beginning? Out of the barrage of arcs in Eiichiro Oda’s manga, producer Marty Adelstein said the live-action series will start from the East Blue arc and “broaden from there”. This came to […]

Little Witch Academia writer Michiru Shimada passes away

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We have sad news today, friends. Michiru Shimada, known for her stunning writing on beloved anime including One Piece and Little Witch Academia, has passed away. Her daughter had the task of making this announcement to the public on Friday, her mother having died at just 58 years of age. Shimada had a scriptwriting career […]