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Classic manga Lupin III is making an epic return in winter 2019 with a new movie! While plot details are still scarce, in the less-distant future, on Jan. 25 fans will be able to enjoy the series’ first TV special in 6 years, titled Lupin III: Goodbye Partner. Lupin III revolves around the adventures of
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Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed the characters appearing in the upcoming fighting game Jump Force! Characters officially announced so far begin with One Piece‘s Monkey D. Luffy, Sabo, Roronoa Zoro, Sanji, Blackbeard, and Boa Hancock. Kurosaki Ichigo, Aizen Sousuke, Kuchiki Rukia, and Abarai Renji from Kubo Tite’s Bleach will also join the battle. Finally, Hunter
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With only a few days to go until its release, Square Enix has begun streaming an exciting 2 minute Kingdom Hearts III commercial featuring Sora, Donald, Goofy, Mickey and the rest of the crew! [embedded content] The commercial was first launched during a TV Asahi broadcast about the AFC Asian Cup’s Japan x Uzbekistan match.
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Smartphone app Kemono Friends 3 is set to get a spin-off series of anime shorts! Produced by SEGA, Kemono Friends 3 is the latest addition to the Kemono Friends franchise and follows the second season of the TV anime, which premiered on Jan. 7. In celebration of achieving over 10,000 preregistrations, the app is also
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The Detective Conan franchise’s 23rd movie, Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire, has unveiled its main visual! Set in Singapore, the main visual is utterly gorgeous with karate master Makoto and gentleman thief Kid in the background looking as cool and brave as ever. Appearing in the center is Shinichi, holding the key to
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The movie trilogy adapts the “Heaven’s Feel” route of the original Fate/stay night visual novel. The first installment, presage flower was released in 2017. The second, lost butterfly, opened in cinemas across Japan on Jan. 12. The special bonus gift for customers buying tickets during the second week of lost butterfly‘s release has also been
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Jump into the world of the handsome Touken Danshi with a one-minute rundown about the basics of upcoming live action release Touken Ranbu: The Movie! The video is narrated by Yashima Norito, who plays Hashiba Hideyoshi in the film alongside Suzuki Hiroki as Mikazuki Munechika, Aramaki Yoshihiko as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro, Kitamura Ryou as Yagen Toushirou,
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Fate/Grand Order will be heading out to the US with the Fate/Grand Order U.S.A. Tour 2019! The popular smartphone game will kick off its tour with a two day stop in LA on Feb. 23 and 24. It will then make stops at Illinois’ Anime Central (May 17-19), Los Angeles’ Anime Expo (Jul. 4-7), Atlanta’s
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Hit swimming anime Free! will be returning to the big screen in 2020 with an all new movie! The announcement’s video was also accompanied by a new visual. [embedded content] A compilation movie for Free!‘s third season, Dive to the Future, is also set for release on Jul. 7 and will also feature a new
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Comiket, the world’s largest doujinshi event, made its return with C95 on Dec. 29-31 at Tokyo Big Sight! Winter Comiket drew crowds as huge as ever, with a total of 570,000 visitors plus 34,900 doujin circles and 165 companies participating over the weekend. This year saw a huge increase in works inspired by the Internet’s
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Japanese anime is more popular now than it has ever been before. These interviews with anime studios will reveal the behind-the-scenes processes and emotions that go into making anime. This is a large-scale project done in collaboration with anime news sites throughout the world, such as the anime news site Anime!Anime!, Tokyo Otaku Mode, which
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Upcoming live action movie School-Live! has released a second trailer promising plenty of zombie-fuelled terror! [embedded content] Based on the manga by Kaihou Norimitsu and Chiba Sadoru, School-Live! follows four regular schoolgirls who live in their school and must fight to survive a sudden zombie outbreak. The live action adaptation is directed by Real Onigokko’s
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Legendary visual novel Clannad is coming to the Switch this spring! The Switch edition promises to be an even more immersive experience with 5.1ch sound available throughout, while the original stereo track will also be included for those who want it. Along with the unique capabilities of the Switch, players can also play without the
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With the release nearing, the game has released a new trailer introducing the multiplay system. The trailer features voice actors Sakamoto Maaya, who voices Jeanne d’Arc, and Tsuruoka Satoshi, who voices Gilles de Rais, explaining how to play the game. The Fate/Extella Twitter account is also running a special campaign in which fans can get
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7-Eleven is holding an Ichiban KUJI lottery themed around Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card beginning on Jan. 26, 2019! Watercolor-style designs bring the beloved world of Cardcaptor Sakura to live including a gorgeous mirror based on Sakura’s Dream Wand, a blanket based on the Clear Card Flight, and mascot plush toys featuring Kero-chan and Suppi as
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A campaign in which fans can get hold of PC/smartphone wall paper and official Twitter icons is currently running via the official website, which has also confirmed creative team and story information. The release date for the app has not yet been confirmed but it will be free to play with in-game purchases. ©Sotsu, Sunrise,
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Adventure anime Made in Abyss has confirmed the title for its upcoming movie: Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei! A new visual was released along with the announcement. The new movie will be the latest installment in the Made in Abyss franchise, based on Tsukushi Akihito’s manga. Taking place in a secret cave system
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The 3rd season of TV anime Bungo Stray Dogs will be airing in Apr. 2019! The key visual has been released along with reveals about the main staff and cast. Originally a light novel series written by Asagiri Kafka and illustrated by Harukawa Sango, the series follows the crime-solving group Armed Detective Agency, most of
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Comedy series KonoSuba will be heading to the big screen next year, and it’s teasing the adventures to come with a short video! Beginning as a series of light novels written by Akatsuki Natsume, the TV anime adaptation of KonoSuba aired its first season in 2016 with Season 2 following a year later. After being
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