The cute corruption of the anime zombie

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Zombies provide an outlet for that most mortal of fears and fascinations; death, and what comes after. It’s a universal thread that’s tugged by all cultures, linking all human thought. This gives the walking dead a power that transcend interpretive borders; for instance, between anime and the western viewer. Subtleties of language and cultural significance […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome back to our weekly round-up, where we set you up for the weekend with a look back at this week’s best bits. That includes headlines from anime land, new stuff around our blog, and the pieces we most enjoyed reading from you guys. For all this, plus a very special guest piece, just keep […]

Viz confirms no new season of Tokyo Ghoul

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Fans of Tokyo Ghoul got excited after what seemed like an off-hand comment from VIZ Media’s Kevin Hamric, saying a new season of the anime was on the way. But in light of a recent statement by Viz provided to Anime News Network, the senior director reportedly misspoke or was misquoted. The ICv2 website had previously posted an interview with […]

Viz announce Boruto, Tokyo Ghoul and Anonymous Noise manga for 2017

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VIZ Media previewed six new manga they’ve acquired for 2017 to fans who gathered at New York Comic Con this past weekend. They include the music-driven romance in Anonymous Noise, the story of a queer woman finding her place in the music scene in After Hours, a survival treasure hunt adventure in Golden Kamuy, and the […]

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 […]

FunimationNow adds Arslan for the UK, announces dub casts for Servamp and First Love Monster

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Since July 15th, FUNimation have been revealing the voice casts for their broadcast dubs of this summer season. The most recently announced was SERVAMP, and before its Saturday (July 16th) airing came FIRST LOVE MONSTER, both of which are streaming earlier than ever before to the UK and Ireland on FunimationNow. SERVAMP‘s cast, under director Sonny Strait of Vision of […]

FUNimation announce Barakamon dub cast

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On Tuesday (June 28th), FUNimation revealed their English dub cast for Barakamon, under ADR (Automatic Dialogue Recording) director Mike McFarland of FUNimation’s Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan and Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood dubs. They also posted a preview trailer, but this is region-locked to the US. With Attack on Titan and Black Butler head dub writer John Burgmeier working alongside scriptwriter Clint Bickham of CLANNAD, the starring cast are: Robert McCollum […]

News: VIZ Media offers free manga chapters on new Shonen Jump website

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VIZ Media have evolved to their next digital manga publishing form for their English edition of Shonen Jump magazine, introducing a new site featuring free chapters of series with heroes we know and love. Including, but not limited to, Haikyu!!, One Punch Man and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, they’ll also be publishing sequels and spin-offs such as Boruto and Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] to read […]

News: Tokyo Ghoul live-action movie casts lead actors

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The official website for the live-action film of Sui Ishida’s body horror manga Tokyo Ghoul announced the two leading cast members today. Masataka Kubota, the TV live-action Death Note‘s Light, is portraying the tragic protagonist Ken Kaneki, and Fumika Shimizu, the HK/Hentai Kamen live-action’s Aiko, co-stars as Toka Kirishima, alias “Rabbit”. The film is directed by Kentaro Hagiwara, and […]

News: Space Dandy and Tokyo Ghoul table top games announced

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Game publishers Ninja Division have joined with Seven Seas Entertainment to announce the formation of their new joint venture, a game company they’ve named Shinobi 7. Bringing Seven Seas’ license acquisition and curation knowledge together with Ninja Division’s game design, the company will be producing table top games based on hit anime, manga and pop culture […]