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  • Mobile Suit Gundam Anime That Started It All Launches on Crunchyroll

    Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's 1979 series goes live today

    The original Mobile Suit Gundam anime launches on Crunchyroll today! Read on for details and get ready to dive into a true classic. 

  • Tuesday January 26, 2021
  • Koei Tecmo Boasts High Earnings in 3rd Quarter Thanks to Hyrule Warriors

    Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is the best-selling Musou title ever

    Japanese gaming studio Koei Tecmo released their 3rd quarterly report for 2020 yesterday and announced that the company has so far had one of the most profitable years in 4 years thanks to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Read more details on Koei Tecmo's great quarter after the jump!

  • Monday January 25, 2021
  • Akane Shimizu's Medical Manga Series Cells at Work! Ends Today

    The last story in the series has revolved around the coronavirus

    Popular comedy biology manga series Cells at Work! ended its run in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius today with the release of the March 2021 issue. The final two-part story looked at the new coronavirus and its internal effects on the body from the perspective of the characters in the series. See the full color spread after the jump!

  • 1,500th Episode of Megumi Hayashibara's TOKYO Boogie Night to be Live-streamed Worldwide on YouTube

    One of the longest-running voice actress radio show started airing in Japan in April 1992

    TBS Radio announced today that the memorial 1,500th episode of voice actress Megumi Hayashibara's (Rei Ayanami in Neon Genesis Evangelion) long-running radio show "Megumi Hayashibara's TOKYO Boogie Night" will be live-streamed worldwide on YouTube from 14:00 on January 31 (JST) / 21:00 on January 30 (PT). Hit the jump for more details.

  • JUJUTSU KAISEN Manga Achieves 25 Million Copies Printed and Sold

    Series has added 5 million more books to its total in 2 weeks!

    The official Twitter account JUJUTSU KAISEN announced today that the manga series has printed and sold over a whopping 25 million copies, including digital copies. This comes only two weeks after the same Twitter account announced over 20 million copies of the Gege Akutami series had been bought and sold! More details after the jump!

  • Yui Ogura's New Song Revealed in Smartphone Game Blue Archive Anime PV

    The RPG about "finding miracles in everyday life" will be available on February 4

    The official website for voice actress Yui Ogura has announced that her 13th single "Clear Morning" is set to be released on March 31, 2021. The title song will be used as the theme song for Yostar's upcoming smartphone RPG Blue Archive, in which she is also cast as one of its main characters, Shiroko. Check her brand new song in the game's anime PV after the jump!

  • Touken Ranbu Online to Make English Language Debut on February 23

    The sword men are headed to PC in English for the first time

    It's almost time to help raise the sword men of Touken Ranbu to greatness, as Touken Ranbu Online prepares to make its English language debut. Read on for details. 

  • Japan's Book Sales in 2020 Up 5% from 2019 Thanks to Demon Slayer

    Sales of the printed edition manga also increased by a huge 24 percent

    The Publishing Science Institute, which conducts research and surveys on the publishing industry, had announced that the estimated combined book sales of paper and digital editions in Japan in 2020 was 1,616.8 billion yen (15.59 billion USD), which was up five percent from 2019 mainly thanks to a huge hit of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Paradigm Paradox Otome Visual Novel Shows Off Its Opening Movie

    Japanese Switch launch is set for May 27

    Otome visual novel Paradigm Paradox is due out on Switch in Japan on May 27, and Idea Factory is cooking up both standard and limited edition versions for the occasion. Check out the opening movie after the jump.

  • Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Set for Q2 2021 in the West

    The Monster World IV remake launches in Japan on April 22

    A full remake of classic Mega Drive platform adventure game Monster World IV was announced back in August of 2020 as Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, and now we have a release window to look forward to. Read on for more, including a new trailer!

  • Watch Macross Delta Freyja VA Minori Suzuki's Latest Concert Digest

    It has been just three years since her solo singer debut in January 2018

    The official YouTube channel for voice actress Minori Suzuki, best known as the voice of Freyja Wion in the Macross Delta anime franchise, has posted a six-minute digest of her latest live concert "Suzuki Minori 2nd LIVE TOUR 2020 ~Now Is The Time!~" held in Tokyo in December 2020. Watch her cool and cure performances after the jump!

  • Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town ED Theme MV Filled with Dazzling Cuteness

    The five-member idol group's sixth CD single hits stores March 17

    Following the OP theme by Haruka Yamazaki, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan has posted a short version music video for "I’mpossible?," the ED theme for the winter 2021 TV anime Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town? performed by the five-member idol group Luce Twinkle Wink☆. Watch the clip filled with dazzling cuteness after the jump!

  • "Anime of the Year" Fan Submissions for the Anime Awards Livestream!

    Let your voice be heard at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards!

    Voting for the Anime Awards may have closed, but the anticipation for the winners continues to build! We're counting down the days until our annual Anime Awards Livestream, hard at work to celebrate your favorite anime of the last year the way they deserve. As part of this, we would love to include YOU -- yes, you! The Anime Awards wouldn't be the community event it's become these last five years without the people that make up the community, and we want to share your voice with fans around the world.

  • FEATURE: Why You Should Give The Original Mobile Suit Gundam A Shot

    This 1979 show is a great watch in 2021!

    If you haven't seen the original Mobile Suit Gundam, now is your chance! It's a series that, despite dozens of spin-offs and over four decades of franchise history, still remains deeply important and ridiculously entertaining. Hit the jump to find out why!

  • My Hero Academia Dominates the U.S. Graphic Novel Charts for 2020

    The other series closest to the top is Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer

    Last week we posted about My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and the work of Junji Ito making the New York Times top 10 for January. These titles and a few more also managed to top the larger 2020 lists according to the recent charts based on NPD BookScan data, so read on for a closer look.

  • Chill Out Three Times Faster in Your Own Char Aznable Loungewear

    BanColle! releases Red Comet sweats for Gundam fans

    Get ready to relax like the Red Comet himself! A new line of Char Aznable loungewear from BanColle! is waiting for all you Gundam fans. Check it out after the jump!

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