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Key’s latest game, Heaven Burns Red, has been delayed until 2021. It was originally scheduled for release on iOS/Android on Feb. 28. The reason for the delay has been cited as the studio’s desire to deliver the best possible smartphone RPG experience to fans. The game is the first in 13 years from Key co-founder
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Inspired by Tsukushi Akihito’s manga of the same name, the series follows a young girl named Riko and her robot friend Reg as they explore a mysterious hole in the ground known as the Abyss. (C)Tsukushi Akihito, Takeshobo / Made in Abyss the Movie: Dawn of the Deep Soul Production Committee
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Season 2 of popular anime Fruits Basket will be hitting the airwaves this spring! An epic 7-minute trailer provides a quick overview of the Season 1 while gently teasing the developments of Season 2. Originally a manga by Takaya Natsuki, Fruits Basket revolves around recently orphaned high schooler Honda Tohru, who finds herself homeless after
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Known worldwide for its Studio Ghibli-produced movie in 1995, shoujo manga Whisper of the Heart is heading back to the big screen with a brand new live action adaptation. Hirakawa Yuichirou is to direct the movie. Protagonist Tsukishima Shizuku, who loves to read, will be played by Seino Nana, while aspiring violin-maker Amasawa Seiji will
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Braving the freezing temperatures, a whopping 750,000 comic lovers gathered at Tokyo Big Sight from Dec. 28 to 31 for Comiket 97! These fans were greeted by over 8000 doujinshi circles and 144 companies, and of course, heaps of amazing cosplayers! Like the last event, it was held over four days due to Olympics preparations
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Appare-Ranman!, an original anime project from P.A. Works, has released info and visuals for the main cast! Hanae Natsuki will play one of the show’s two central characters: Sorano Appare, a self-taught genius mechanic who can bring any machine to life, but isn’t so great with handling people. Yamashita Seiichirou will voice the other, a
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Classic mystery visual novel Higurashi When They Cry is set to receive a new anime adaptation! Passione will be heading the project, with Monogatari director Watanabe Akio providing character design. Infinite is to produce the series. [embedded content] Set in 1983, the franchise revolves around the sinister background to a seemingly peaceful rural village and
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Popular anime My Hero Academia will receive a new opening and ending theme song for the second half of Season 4! Rock band Kana-Boon will perform opening theme “Star Marker”, while Ryokuoushoku Shakai will perform ending track “Shout Baby”. Both will be introduced into the anime with the beginning of the School Festival arc on
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Media franchise The iDOLM@STER is getting a new console game! While details are yet to be announced, a trailer celebrating the franchise’s upcoming 15th anniversary has been released. [embedded content] Fans will be able to hear more about the game’s release during a presentation on Jan. 20, featuring series producer Sakagami Youzou, producer Kutaragi Hayato,
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Just after the end of its first season, popular anime Beastars has confirmed it will be back for Season 2! Inspired by the award-winning manga by Itagaki Paru, Beastars is set in a world in which anthropomorphised carnivores and herbivores co-exist. Gray wolf Legosi attends Cherryton Academy, where this balance is thrown into doubt in
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Mega Hobby Expo was welcomed into Akihabara UDX Akiba_Square for the second time this year on Nov. 30, with event host MegaHouse bringing tons of quality figures from its own upcoming lineups, plus other leading figure manufacturers like Kotobukiya, Aniplex, Alter, and more. Fan favorites and new faces alike were represented across the huge selection
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Like figures? Like free experiences? Well, WonHobby Gallery 2019 Autumn was definitely the place to be on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, gathering figures from iconic series like Nendoroid and figma from industry giants like Good Smile Company, Max Factory, and more. While entry itself cost absolutely nothing, a ticket to Tokyo is definitely a
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens, the seventh and latest installment in the popular card game franchise, is set to air in Apr. 2020! Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens marks the iconic franchise’s 20th anniversary. For the first time, it will feature an elementary school student as the protagonist, as well as “Rush Duel”, a new duelling mechanism. The series will be
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Science fiction anime World Trigger will be back for a new season! [embedded content] Inspired by Ashihara Daisuke’s manga, World Trigger is set in a world where humanity battles otherworldly invaders knowns as “Neighbours”. Four years after mysterious agency Border helps Mikado’s people to defend themselves against the threat, daily life is largely back to
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Popular franchise Gintama’s new anime movie will be heading back to the big screen in 2021! It’s been confirmed that Sakata Gintoki, Shimura Shinpachi, and Kagura will appear in the movie, played by their original voice actors. The new teaser visual features the trio in director’s chairs. Set in an alternate Edo period where aliens
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2D graphics creators of all levels gathered to share their passion and expertise at Bellesalle Kanda on Nov. 25 for Alive 2019, an event held by Live2D. Based in Tokyo, Live2D is the developer of an exciting animation technique which allows the animator to generate 2D graphics through layered parts without the need to animate
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The trailer features Taichi, who was in elementary school when the adventure began, as a university student. According to a heartbreaking revelation from Digimon researcher Menoa, now that the DigiDestined are becoming adults, their partner Digimon are disappearing. As a 20th anniversary project and the last chapter in the Digimon saga, Last Evolution Kizuna will
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Popular adventure anime Kingdom has confirmed its new creative team and released a dynamic teaser visual of Xin! Imaizumi Kenichi will direct with character design by Abe Hisashi, and series composition by Takagi Noboru. Based on Hara Yasuhisa’s manga of the same name, Kingdom is set in China’s Warring States period. It follows two young
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IDOLiSH 7’s return to TV screens will be under the title of Second Beat! Season 2 will add the Re:vale duo and other bands from the Okazaki Agency roster to the main cast. IDOLiSH7 is a multimedia idol raising franchise spanning games, music, and anime. The first season of the TV anime aired from Jan.
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