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  • Monday January 13, 2020
  • ROOM CAMP DVD/Blu-ray to Include Original Episode Collaborated with Yamaha's Motorcycle

    Laid-Back Camp's short spin-off series is now simulcast on Crunchyroll

    The official website for the winter 2020 TV anime HeyaCamp / ROOM CAMP has announced that its DVD/Blu-ray is set to be released in Japan on May 27, 2020. In addition to the TV anime's 12 episodes, the disc also includes a newly-produced original episode "Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike" (Sauna and Meal and Three-Wheeled Motorcycle). Hit the jump for more details.

  • Megumi Hayashibara to Release Slayers 30th Anniversary Album

    She will also join the anniversary event in Tokyo on March 29

    The official website for 52-year-old anime voice actress/singer Megumi Hayashibara announced on January 13 that she will release a three-disc special album for the 30th anniversary of Hajime Kanzaka's internationally popular fantasy light novel series Slayers on March 25, 2020. She has voiced the protagonist Lina Inverse since its first TV anime in 1995. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Nana Seino, Touri Matsuzaka Set to Star in Whisper of the Heart Live-Action Film

    Yuichiro Hirakawa (The Promised Neverland live-action film) is attached to direct

    It is officially announced today that a live-action film adaptation of Aoi Hiiragi's romantic coming of age manga Mimi wo Sumaseba / Whisper of the Heart is set to be released in Japan on September 18, 2020. 25-year-old Nana Seino and 31-year-old Touri Matsuzaka will star in the film's original part that is set ten years after the manga story. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Sister Princess Sakuya Finally Makes Her Virtual YouTuber Debut on January 20

    Karen's re-recorded Sister Princess song album will be available on February 12

    In the latest 16th episode streamed in Japan last night, Karen (voiced by Natsuko Kuwatani) announced that Sakuya (Yui Horie) will finally make her virtual YouTuber debut on January 20, 2020. Karen started her virtual YouTuber activity last September as part of the Sister Princess franchise's 20th-anniversary project, and Sakuya is the second sister joining it. Hit the jump for details.

  • BEASTARS Anime Finally Makes English Netflix Debut on March 13

    Netflix previously announced plans to release it "first thing 2020"

    Back in November, Netflix announced plans to premiere the BEASTARS anime outside of Japan "first thing 2020." Now that we're actually living in that time, eager anime fans are due an update, and Netflix came through with a concrete release plan. Read on for more.


  • Anime Fans React to the Anime Awards Nominees!

    With the nominees unveiled, fans around the world sound off!

    The Anime Awards is now open for voting, and on Friday, we got to see all of the nominees chosen by our panel of judges! Fans have taken to social media to react to the nominees, champion their choices for each category, and lament the exclusion of their favorites. Read on for some of what they had to say! 

  • Asuna and Alice Co-Sleeping Events Set the Mood in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Footage

    Bandai Namco shows off more co-sleeping gameplay during live stream

    If one of your ultimate goals in Sword Art Online games involves increasing your bonds with characters like Asuna and Alice, Bandai Namco is back with a special feature in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. Read on for more.

  • RADWIMPS on How to Weather the Storm of Popularity!

    We chat with the band responsible for the amazing sounds behind Your Name and Weathering With You, RADWIMPS

    Hot on the heels of Weathering With You’s global release, we got a chance to sit down with the band who have worked with Makoto Shinkai twice now: RADWIMPS! Following the amazing success of Your Name and their own musical endeavors, the group is back to score another film, and we wanted to ask them about what it’s like to make music for anime movies, what they’d do on a day off, and what anime they like. Curious to see what they had to say? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Deku Takes on Overhaul in My Hero One's Justice 2 Gameplay

    Both Izuku Midoriya Full Cowling 100% and Kai Chisaki Ver. 2 will be early unlocks for pre-orders

    Considering the storyline of the anime adaptation's current season, now's a great time for Bandai Namco to drop its latest My Hero One's Justice 2 trailer. Hit the jump to watch Deku throw down against Overhaul. 

  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Is a Love Letter to Anime

    Eizouken is an absolute treasure of animation, but it does something more: Making us fall in love with anime all over again!

    It’s easy to be spoiled for choice with anime today, but it takes a really special show to remind us why anime is so unique and magical. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken not only does that, but it helps us remember why we want to watch anime, why we love anime, and the special magic that only anime can produce! Curious to read more? Hit the jump to read on!

  • Made in Abyss Spices up New Film Release with Collab Cafe

    EJ Anime Theater will offer themed meals, drinks, and goods for viewers

    Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul comes to Japanese cinemas this week, and EJ Anime Theater is celebrating with a special menu in their cafe area! Check out the Made in Abyss themed treats and limited-edition goods after the jump.

  • Translating the Overhaul Arc into Animation (Part Two)

    Today, let's conclude our exploration of how the My Hero Academia anime brings the Overhaul arc to life!

    From the transforming corridors of the Hassaikai compound to the mighty powers of Overhaul himself, My Hero Academia's current arc has been a monumental challenge to translate into animation. Today let's conclude our exploration of how the My Hero Academia production has handled this impossible task!

  • Crunchyroll Adds ARP Backstage Pass to Winter 2020 Anime Lineup

    Series launches today at 8:30am Pacific Time

    Crunchyroll has another show joining its Winter 2020 Anime Lineup today. This time it's ARP Backstage Pass, which will be available to members today at 8:30am Pacific Time. Read on for more.


  • REVIEW: Friendships Go Beyond The Limits in My Hero Academia Heroes: Rising Anime Film

    The second My Hero Academia anime film is a rollercoaster of great animation and character moments

    Going plus ultra is the motto of the UA High's Class 1-A, in every facet of their lives. This includes when they're sent to an island for more work experience as heroes – without any supervision! Daryl Harding gives you his review of the newest My Hero Academia film from Japan, My Hero Academia Heroes: Rising. United States of Smash that read more button to see his thoughts!

  • Kirito x Joker! Sword Art Online Mixes It Up with Persona 5 Collaboration

    Worlds collide in Memory Defrag and Integral Factor mobile games

    Two great tastes are about to find out just how well they go together. Bandai Namco revealed plans for a collaboration between Persona 5 Royal and a pair of Sword Art Online mobile games, Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag and Sword Art Online: Integral Factor. Read on for more. 

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