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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bleach live-action film reveals its Rukia

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The live-action Bleach film sealed for release in 2018 has just revealed its Rukia in Shonen Jump magazine. Plans have been officially in place for this film since 2016, but knowing that Hana Sugisaki, fresh from starring in Mary and the Witch’s Flower, will be playing the Reaper to Sota Fukushi’s Ichigo is worth the […]

Shaman King celebrates 20th anniversary with new manga

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Kodansha brought in the new year by announcing that the Shaman King manga will get a whole new lease of life for its 20th anniversary. First published in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1998 to 2004, a new arc will begin in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine Edge from this springtime. More details will soon be arriving on the official anniversary website, but for now […]

Weekly round-up

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We’re just about ready for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down here. It was another busy week as usual at littleanimeblog HQ, chatting Alita’s eyes and our lingering love of Recovery of an MMO Junkie. Want to take a peek at the best bits? Go right ahead – read on! News Alita: Battle […]

Shonen Jump’s 50th inspires live-action series

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Weekly Shonen Jump celebrates its fifth decennial next year, and as part of the celebrations it’s getting no less than its own live-action series. Oh My Jump! ~Shonen Jump Shikyu o Sukuu~ (Oh My Jump! ~Shonen Jump Saves the World~) begins its story with a man who once dreamed of being a hero, and his contradictory and blatant […]

My Hero Academia anime movie confirmed

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With My Hero Academia‘s first Nintendo Switch game One’s Justice in the works, there was word that an anime movie was also in production. But all this secret identity nonsense is so old dusty comic book, right? Jump knows, so the magazine made good on revealing that Kohei Horikoshi’s manga is indeed inspiring an anime film. Oh, and it […]

Shonen Jump sets up one-shots for Bleach, Nisekoi and more

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Weekly Shonen Jump has closed out its 2017 year with a cover celebrating 20 years of One Piece, and good news involving some much-missed creators. A handful of heavy hitting mangaka will be coming back to Jump in 2018, the magazine revealed in preview of the year ahead. Yep, one-shots will be coming from Tite […]

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS slates its time to duel

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This Saturday’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will announce that Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS, the sixth anime in the franchise after Arc V, will premiere in May. Moving from a Sunday 5:30pm time slot to Wednesday evenings, a TV special Yu-Gi-Oh! Labo will air on April 5th to promote the new series. The magazine will also reveal two further duellists, […]

Update: One Piece bids farewell to Toonami, slates three-week run for Marine Rookie arc

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As the Zou arc heads towards closure with the wind in its sails, One Piece is set to embark on its next anime-original arc. Shonen Jump magazine announced last week that the venture in question is the Marine Rookie arc, beginning on March 19th. Kadokawa’s Monthly Newtype magazine added on Friday that the arc will end on April 2nd. A […]

Update: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure live-action film unveils teaser trailer

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Holy rock’n’rollers, at last we have a trailer for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable movie. It’s only a 30-second teaser, but it shows us the setting of Sitges, Spain that stands in as Morioh and, of course, Kento Yamazaki kicking ass and looking fancy as Josuke Higashikata. This teaser is surprisingly subdued, compared to what […]

My Hero Academia updates: manga hiatus, FUNimation streaming, possible two-cour season 2

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We’ve got a triple-whammy of My Hero Academia updates for you today. But there’s good news and bad news, so let’s get the bad out of the way. This Monday’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump won’t be running a new chapter of Kohei Horikoshi’s manga, announcing that the series is taking a one-week hiatus due to Horikoshi’s sudden illness. This […]