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    Tuesday June 11, 2019
  • Ninja Girl & Samurai Master Teams Up with Nagahama City

    Kappei Yamaguchi reprises his role as Kinoshita Hideyoshi for a pair of promotional videos

    Nagahama City in Shiga Prefecture is the home of Nagahama Castle, a central location in Ninja Girl & Samurai Master (known in Japan as Nobunaga no Shinobi), and now the city and the TV anime have joined forces for a pair of promotional videos that highlight the local charms of Nagahama, including local cuisine and historical tourist destinations. Hit the jump to check them out.

  • Wednesday August 29, 2018
  • Voice Actor Yūichirō Umehara Returns for Tada Never Falls in Love Japanese Bluray Release

    Voice actor Tomokazu Sugita subbed in for Umehara when Umehara was suffering from an illness

    Voice actor Yūichirō Umehara was stricken by illness during the Japanese TV broadcast of Tada Never Falls in Love (known as Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai in Japan) and had to take time off to recover, but now that Umehara is healthy again, he's reprising his role as the gravure-loving nerd Hajime Sugimoto for Volume 4 of the Japanese Bluray release of the series. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday July 5, 2018
  • Dueling Bodyguards and Giant Birds Run Amok in Golden Kamuy OAD

    Original animation DVD is included as a bonus with the Japanese release of volume 15 of Satoru Noda's manga

    Golden Kamuy, an ongoing TV anime that adapts the adventure / survival / gourmet / gag manga by Satoru Noda about different factions searching for a cache of stolen Ainu gold in early 20th century Hokkaido, is returning for a second season in the Fall of 2018, but the series is also getting a pair of episodes that will adapt the "Attack Of The Mysterious Winged Terror!" and "Bodyguard Of The Snow-Swept Plains" chapters of the manga. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday June 18, 2018
  • Three Culinary Judges Join the Cast of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

    Episode 23 of food battle manga TV anime adaptation is now available for Premium Crunchyroll members

    Three new cast members have joined Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, an ongoing TV anime adaptation based on the food battle manga written by Yūto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki about a young man who seeks to prove himself as the best chef at a prestigious culinary academy. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday June 4, 2018
  • Sachiko Kobayashi Voices the Last Boss in "Cutie Honey Universe"

    Legendary enka singer plays the role of Panther Zora, the true leader of Panther Claw

    In a bit of casting that can only be described as "inspired", legendary enka singer Sachiko Kobayashi - who is nicknamed "Last Boss" by her fans due to her commanding presence and flamboyant stage-costumes - is joining the cast of Cutie Honey Universe as Panther Zora, the elder sister of Sister Jill and the true "last boss" of the story-line. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday May 26, 2018
  • Yui Ogura and Tomokazu Sugita Join the Cast of "You Don't Know Gunma Yet"

    Adaptation of culture shock comedy manga by Hiroto Ida is currently broadcasting in Japan and streaming on Crunchyroll

    Veteran voice actors Yui Ogura and Tomokazu Sugita are braving the wild and woolly wilderness of Gunma Prefecture as the latest additions to the cast of You Don't Know Gunma Yet, an ongoing short form TV anime based on the culture shock comedy by Hiroto Ida about a boy who bites off more than he can chew when he moves from Chiba to the untamed and unknown land that is Gunma. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday May 23, 2018
  • "Umamusume: Pretty Derby" Celebrates 100,000 Twitter Followers with New Visual

    TV anime of mixed media project by cygames, TOHO Animation, and Lantis is currently streaming on Crunchyroll

    Horse girl racing / idol raising TV anime Umamusume: Pretty Derby hit a social media milestone recently by reaching over 100,000 followers on Twitter, and to celebrate the official account for the TV anime of the mixed media project by cygames, TOHO Animation, and Lantis released an enthusiastic new visual featuring Team Spica and their trainer. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Tuesday May 8, 2018
  • "LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5" Shakes It Up with 7 Guest Screenwriters

    Guest writers include Keiichi Sigsawa of "Kino's Journey" and Kazushige Nojima of "Final Fantasy" fame

    Monkey Punch's gentleman thief character Lupin III still has some tricks up his sleeve, because the currently airing LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5 TV anime just announced seven guest screenwriters who will take a crack at depicting their favorite versions of Lupin as the series continues. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday April 24, 2018
  • Megumi Ogata is a Surly Cyborg in "Magical Girl Ore"

    Famous voice actress appears as the Kamen Rider spoof character Ichigo Fujimoto beginning in Episode 04

    If you were wondering who provides the voice of the surly Cyborg 1 (aka "Ichigo Fujimoto") in the most recent episode of Magical Girl Ore, look no further, because the voice actress Megumi Ogata has been officially credited with the role. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday April 22, 2018
  • Real-Life Jockey Makes the Jump to 2D in "Umamusume: Pretty Derby"

    Yutaka Take appears as himself in episode 05 of TV anime about girls who are also race horses

    It appears that even champion-level jockeys like to horse around from time to time, because Yutaka Take - a professional jockey who holds 7 national records in the sport of Japanese horse racing - is appearing as himself in the 5th episode of Umamusume: Pretty Derby. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Hearts Grow Distant in "Liz and the Blue Bird" Extended PV

    Theatrical anime film based on the "Sound! Euphonium" novels is currently playing in Japanese theaters

    Just in time for the theatrical release of Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori in Japanese, alternatively Liz und ein BlauerVogel in German), Kyoto Animation has released a three minute long extended preview video that explores the characters and conflicts of the film. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Saturday April 21, 2018
  • Go Beyond, Plus Ultra with "My Hero Academia" Season 3 OP Animation

    TOHO Animation Channel releases a non-credit version featuring "ODD FUTURE" by UVERworld

    My Hero Academia is back with a vengeance for a 3rd season of aspiring heroes-in-training facing off against new challenges and horrific villains, and now fans can enjoy a non-credit version of the opening animation (featuring the theme song "ODD FUTURE" by UVERworld) thanks to an official upload on the TOHO Animation channel Youtube page. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Friday April 20, 2018
  • Spirit Twins Run Wild in "Hozuki's Coolheadedness 2" VR Video

    360 degree video is designed to be used with smart phone VR viewers for maximum immersion

    In an unusual bit of promotional weirdness, Hozuki's Coolheadedness 2, an on-going TV anime based on the supernatural office comedy by Natsumi Eguchi about the bureacracy of Japanese Hell, has released a 360 degree VR video featuring the zashiki-warashi twins Ichiko and Niko teleporting all over a traditional Japanese-style living room. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Thursday April 19, 2018
  • "Higurashi - When They Cry" Crashes the Set of "Last Period" TV Anime

    Adaptation based on fantasy RPG smart phone game approaches new levels of meta with anime collaboration spoof

    Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair, an ongoing TV anime inspired by a fantasy RPG smart phone game, is teaming up with Higurashi - When They Cry, an anime based on a series of visual novels, in a collaboration that can only be described as "supremely meta". Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday April 17, 2018
  • No Squirrel is Safe in "Golden Kamuy" Mini-Animation Web Series

    "Golden Waypoint Theater" draws inspiration from the chapter intros of Satoru Noda's original manga

    Look out, wildlife, Asirpa's on the hunt! If you can't get enough Golden Kamuy in your life, NBC Universal is now publishing a supplemental mini-anime web series entitled Golden Douga Gekijou ("Golden Waypoint Theater") that is based on the humorous and informative chapter intros featured in Satoru Noda's original manga. Hit the jump to check it out.

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