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  • 2022 Anime Rewind: The Best Moments and Memes in Anime

    Waku Waku! The BLUELOCK is real!

    How are you going to explain 2022 to the next generation of anime fans? From the One Piece Times Square takeover to Ash finally becoming Pokémon champion, 2022 was an incredible year for anime fans!

  • DEEP DIVE: How Uta and Ado Helped Make One Piece Film Red Into a Box Office Sensation

    We take a look into the most successful One Piece movie to date!

    Before One Piece Film Red even opened in theaters in Japan, the idol adventure film was poised to do well, but even the best box office analysts couldn’t imagine it would sail into the top ten films of all time in Japan, rivaling the likes of Hayao Miyazaki and Makoto Shinkai's anime flicks. Let's dive deep to see how it did so well!

  • Monday January 30, 2023
  • Fateful Final Battle Looms in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos Anime Films Full Trailer

    Daoko provides the theme song "Tsuki no Hana" (Moon Flower)

    The official website for the two-part anime film Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos The Movie posted a main visual and a 60-second full trailer today. The taglines are: "Sailor Guardians, The final battle begins" and "I believe, the future will come." Check out them out after the jump!

  • Blue Thermal Anime Film Dated for Blu-ray, Digital in North America

    Adaptation of Kana Ozawa's manga takes flight on March 14

    Based on the manga by Kana Ozawa, the Blue Thermal anime film first premiered in Japan last March before making its way to North America in November courtesy of Eleven Arts. Read on for the latest on the home video plans.

  • Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless, Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles Arrive in the West This Year

    Rhapsody comes first in the summer followed by Disgaea in the fall

    NIS America is localizing two new games and they are slated to be released sometime later this year, including Disgaea 7. Read on for more!

  • Hunter x Hunter: Arena Battle Mobile Game to End Service This March

    Card battler first launched in Japan in January 2020

    It's been three years since the Japanese launch of Hunter x Hunter: Arena Battle, and now Q-max let everyone know that service will come to an end on March 31, 2023 in Japan. Read on for more.

  • Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume Anime Film Cruises to 23rd on All-Time Japanese Box Office Charts

    Suzume opens outside of Asia on April 12

    As Suzume heads into its fourth month in Japanese theaters, its last full week in January shows just how much power Makoto Shinaki has with the film continuing in the top five box office. Check out the current box office details after the jump!

  • THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Anime Film Jumps Up to 51st Place on All-Time Japanese Box Office Charts

    The movie is now nestled between two Detective Conan films on the anime charts

    For the first time since THE FIRST SLAM DUNK first released in Japanese theaters, it has finally been dethroned from first place on the weekend rankings but that hasn’t stopped the Toei Animation-produced flick from continuing its rise through the all-time highest-grossing ranks in Japan. Get the new score after the jump!

  • One Piece Film Red Topples Howl’s Moving Castle to Sail to 6th Highest-Grossing Anime Movie in Japan

    The anime film has now officially left theaters in Japan

    Despite regaining a monstrous amount of steam again in the film’s last two weeks, One Piece Film Red has left theaters in Japan and has an official end total for its historic theatrical box office run, confirming predictions that it overtook Howl’s Moving Castle to be the sixth highest-grossing anime film in Japan of all time. All the details after the jump!

  • Like a Dragon: Ishin! Trailer Reveals More of Ryoma’s Treacherous Story

    The historic entry in the Like a Dragon franchise releases on February 21

    The latest trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin! was released today, dubbed the “Blade of Vengeance” and unveiling more about Ryoma’s tragic background and why he’s so bent on retribution. Slice past the jump to check it out!

  • Attack on Titan, Re:ZERO and More Revealed for AnimeJapan 2023 Main Stage Lineup

    Check out the character-filled key visual inside!

    A packed key visual and a packed main stage schedule are the latest news out of AnimeJapan 2023, which promises another blockbuster year of announcements and other tidbits at its tenth event. Hit the jump for the full picture!

  • Live-Action One Piece Series Sets Sail This Year with New Key Visual

    Stand behind Luffy as the journey begins

    Luffy is about to set sail! Netflix announced today that their live-action take on popular manga and anime series One Piece will be arriving in 2023. Plus, we get a sneak peek of our star. See it after the jump!

  • NisiOisiN Pens New Monogatari Novel to Release as Manga Adaptation Ends

    Both the novel and the last manga volume release on May 17

    Despite Monogatari’s many endings, the novel continues on with NisiOisiN revealing on January 25 that the next Monogatari novel, Ikusamonogatari, will be released on the same day as the final Bakemonogatari manga volume. All the details after the jump!

  • Frozen Hearts Begin to Melt in My Happy Marriage TV Anime PV

    New cast members revealed for upcoming adaptation based on fantasy / romance light novel series

    A dramatic new preview video and additional cast members have been revealed for My Happy Marriage (known in Japan as Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon), an upcoming TV anime based on the series of fantasy / romance light novels. Read on for more.

  • Drifters, Magus and Cradle Coffins Stand Together in New SYNDUALITY Anime Key Visual

    Main and secondary cast members were also revealed

    The year is 2242. Humanoid androids called Magus and Drifters in armored vehicles called Cradle Coffins populate the dystopian sci-fi world of upcoming anime project SYNDUALITY, which unveiled a new key visual and cast members today. Hit the jump for all the details!

  • Kinnikuman Anime Celebrates 40 Years by Flexing All Over Tokyo Tower

    The Super Kinnikuman Exhibition starts on March 18

    Muscle men are coming to Tokyo Tower this March ready to display a show of strength for the continuously popular Kinnikuman franchise. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the anime adaptation of Yudetamago’s original manga, the basement of Tokyo Tower will be kitted out for the Super Kinnikuman Exhibition. Details after the jump!

  • given Manga to Conclude 10-Year Run in March 2023

    Boys-love music series inspired anime, live-action drama

    After raising the roof for nearly a full decade with a beautiful story and multiple adaptations, the curtain is about to fall on Natsuki Kizu's boys-love music manga given. A "major announcement" will also be included, so hit the jump for all the details!

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