Persona 5 arrives with launch trailer, spoiler deterrents from Atlus

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The delays seemed like they would go on forever, but Persona 5 is finally here. The game stole its way onto shelves in North America and Europe on Tuesday, and to mark the date, Atlus USA posted a launch trailer. Atlus then took the chance to post a warning against streaming or spoiling the game for other fans. […]

Update: Persona 5 release set back, dual audio and new trailer revealed

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Atlus USA’s livestream for Persona 5 went ahead yesterday and, well, there’s some good news and some bad news. Getting the bad out of the way first, it was announced during the stream that the game’s western release date has been set back. Where before it was February 14th, 2017, now the US and Europe can expect […]

Update: Crunchyroll adds 1st FUNimation dub to catalog

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The ground-breaking partnership between Crunchyroll and FUNimation announced on September 11th was set in motion in earnest last week, as Crunchyroll made two FUNimation catalog titles available internationally on their streaming service. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Psycho-Pass were both added after being confirmed as part of the partnership’s original reveal. But now, another phase of the crossover has been […]

Review: Your lie in April Part 1

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Your lie in April is a delicate reminder of the uplifting powers of music and love, covering a collection of heartbreaks – a series of photographic moments carried with each character and informing their stories with each regrettable glance. When Kosei Arima, stuck in a rut after once being a piano prodigy, first meets the […]

News: Magical Girl Raising Project survival action anime’s trailer reveals cast, theme song and premiere

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The anime of Asari Endo and Maruino’s survival action light novel series Maho Shojo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project) now has a (region-locked) promo video streaming from the show’s official website, which reveals the anime’s cast, character designer, theme song and October premiere. Nisekoi‘s Chitoge, Nao Toyama, plays the protagonist Snow White in the story of a social game […]

News: Your lie in April author’s early football manga released by Kodansha

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An early manga by Your lie in April author Naoshi Arakawa has been given a digital release on iTunes by Kadokawa this week. The series Sayonara, Football was originally published in Magazine E-no in 2009, so it predates Your lie in April by a good two years, and seems to have an empowering outset, as middle-school girl Nozomi Onda is determined to play […]

Trickster’s 2nd trailer reveals opening theme and antagonist voiced by Gackt

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The official website for the Edogawa Rampo-inspired anime Trickster released a second promo video on Sunday (July 3rd), this time revealing a connected opening theme song and antagonist. Gackt will not only be performing ‘Kimi Dake no Boku de Iru Kara’ (‘I’ll Be the One Only for You’) to kick off each episode, he will also […]

Young Black Jack’s Yuichiro Umehara joins cast of Rampo-inspired Trickster anime

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Having announced the collaborative anime effort between TMS and Shugo Chara‘s Peach-Pit earlier this month, the official website for Trickster: Edogawa Rampo ‘Shonen Tantei-dan’ Yori (Trickster – From Rampo Edogawa’s ‘The Boy Detectives Club’) revealed on Wednesday (June 15th) that that it has cast Young Black Jack‘s lead seiyu Yuichiro Umehara as Ryo Inoue. Umehara joins Log Horizon‘s Daiki Yamashita as […]

News: Crunchyroll starts up summer streaming plans with ReLIFE

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Though looking out the window us Brits might doubt it, we assure you that the summer anime season will be here very soon, and Crunchyroll have kicked things off with UK simulcasts from July. Their first confirmed title is ReLIFE, and the series will be streaming worldwide outside of Japan, China, North Korea and Syria from Friday July 1st […]

News: Your Lie in April side-story collection to be published in August

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The July issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine, which hit shelves on Monday (June 6th), revealed that five Your Lie in April side-stories will be published as a collection on August 18th this year. The five one-shot chapters, written and illustrated by the original manga’s author Naoshi Arakawa, were originally bundled with the Japanese Blu-ray and DVD releases of the Your […]

TMS and Peach-Pit collaborate on Edogawa Rampo-inspired Trickster anime

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TMS Entertainment have revealed their studio’s new anime, given the title Trickster – Edogawa Rampo ‘Shonen Tantei-dan’ Yori, and based on the Boy Detectives Club by mystery novelist Edogawa Rampo, who took his penname from American gothic author Edgar Allen Poe. The promo video they released to announce the series, which will air in October featuring character designs by Rozen […]

News: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016 announces Anime of the Year finalists

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The Tokyo Anime Award Festival holds an annual ceremony to celebrate excellence in Japanese animation, and it’s announced the eight finalists for this year’s Anime of the Year in the theatrical film and anime TV series categories. The finalists were picked from a whopping pool of 489 entries released from November 1st 2014 to October 31st […]