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    Saturday August 15, 2020
  • Kyoto Animation's Free! Swims Again in 2021 in Anime Film

    Free!'s latest anime film was delayed from Summer 2020

    After being delayed, Free! swims again in 2021 in a "completely new movie." A new trailer and visual for the upcoming film was released, with a tease of who might be swimming together in the next big sporting event. Splash past the jump to check out the boys!

  • Rent-a-Girlfriend Creator and TV Anime Staff Celebrate Ruka's First Appearance

    As did the rest of Japan, causing the series to trend in Japan!

    The 6th episode of the Rent-a-Girlfriend TV anime aired last night in Japan marking the first appearance of the third heroine of the series, Ruka Sarashina. This caused the series to trend on Twitter in Japan, as well as have the manga creator and animation staff celebrate her appearance! See it all past the jump! 

  • Friday August 14, 2020
  • Enjoy Squirtle's Day at the Beach in New Pokémon ASMR Video

    Listen to it splash around and chase down Wingull

    Need to cool down at the beach? The official Pokémon YouTube channel has you covered with a sunny ASMR video of Squirtle frolicking around a beach having fun in the sun, with special appearances from some legendary water Pokémon. Catch the adorable 15-minute short video after the jump!

  • 2nd Batch of Pokémon Journeys TV Anime Episodes to Be Released in the US on September 11

    The journey continues ... September 11

    Keen-eyed Pokémon fans in the United States have noticed when the next batch of episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series will be released on Netflix, finally letting viewers know what happened after the Dynamax of a cliffhanger in the latest episode to be released on the platform. Catch the information after the jump!

  • Muzan Kibutsuji's Voice Actor Toshihiko Seki Recovers from COVID-19

    "Please keep up the good work" of "washing hands," said Seki

    We reported last week that long time actor and voice actor Toshihiko Seki, known for voicing the Muzan Kibutsuji in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba had contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19). Thankfully, today his agency, 81 Produce, released a statement that after two negative PCR tests, Seki had recovered from COVID-19. More information after the jump.

  • Date Spot of the Year, the Upcoming Rent-a-Girlfriend Exhibition, Shares New Visual of Smiling Heroines

    The exhibition starts in Tokyo in October and moves to Osaka in December

    After being announced in mid-July, the first main visual for the Rent-a-Girlfriend exhibition was released today, showing all four heroines from the manga and TV anime smiling, beside Sumi, who looks apprehensive as always drawn by manga creator Reiji Miyajima. Go past the jump to check it out!

  • Thursday August 13, 2020
  • Take a Scoop From This Beautiful Anime Ad for Ice Cream in Japan

    The Häagen-Dazs advert features an animated version of actor and model Ayami Nakajo

    Summer in Japan usually means new limited flavors of your favorite drink or snack. Not for luxury ice cream company Häagen-Dazs, who have launched their Rum Raisin flavor in Japan permanently. To celebrate the occasion, the ice cream company created a luxurious-looking anime advert featuring actor and model Ayami Nakajo in anime form. Take a bite out of it after the jump!

  • Cool Down with My Hero Academia Creator's Version of World Trigger's Nasu and Katori

    Kohei Horikoshi gifted the illustration to World Trigger manga creator Daisuke Ashihara!

    Sometimes it's great having friends in the manga business, especially when you have your own series. My Hero Academia manga creator Kohei Horikoshi and World Trigger manga creator Daisuke Ashihara are such good pals that Horikoshi drew World Trigger's Rei Nasu and Yoko Katori as a present to Ashihara, which kindly let the official World Trigger Twitter account post. Check it out after the jump!

  • Princess Connect! Re: Dive TV Anime Bursts Through for Season 2

    New trailer and visual released for the CygamesPictures-produced TV anime

    Just when you thought you'd seen the last of the beautiful land of Astraea and the Gourmet Guild, they will all be returning in Princess Connect! Re: Dive season 2! A new trailer and visual was released for the CygamesPictures produced anime series, which can be gobbled up after the jump!

  • Studio Trigger Producer Releases Anime Production Handbook for Free

    The handbook is available in Japanese from the AJA website

    Kazuya Masumoto, a producer at Studio Trigger, known for working on hits such as Promare, Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, SSSS.GRIDMAN, and many more productions at Trigger and the previous incarnation of anime studio at Gainax, has released a handbook on anime production from the production desk side, rather than as an animator. Learn more about the handbook after the jump!

  • Kyoto Animation Suspends Kyoto Animation Awards Until Further Notice

    The 11th Kyoto Animation Awards were canceled last year after the arson attack on the studio

    After suspending the 11th Kyoto Animation Awards last November in the aftermath of the arson attack on the studio in July 2019, Kyoto Animation announced today that it had considered rehosting the award event in 2020, but "as a result of comprehensive consideration" have decided to suspend the event until further notice. More information after the jump.

  • Kimi wa Kanata Cast New Characters in Anime Film That Brings Ikebukuro to Life

    Original anime film Kimi wa Kanata releases in Japan on November 27

    The upcoming original anime film Kimi wa Kanata (You are Beyond) from Yoshinobu Sena at Digital Network Animation announced on today that the Ikebukuro-set film will have Saori Hayami and Yui Ogura joining the cast. Learn more about the film and characters after the jump!

  • Wednesday August 12, 2020
  • Dragon Needs a Home in 1st Trailer for Dragon Goes House-Hunting TV Anime

    Even a dragon needs somewhere to go home to after a long day at work

    The TV anime adaptation of writer Kawo Tanuki and artist Choco Aya's fantasy manga Dragon Goes House-Hunting released its first epic trailer today, complete with the booming voice of a typical Hollywood blockbuster which sets the mood for the TV anime series. Put your home loan down past the jump to check out the trailer!

  • The Boys of Mr. Osomatsu Are Lookin' Fly in Full Season 3 TV Anime Character Designs

    Season 3 of Mr. Osomatsu is scheduled to start in October

    The sextuplets of Mr. Osomatsu have swapped their hoodies for varsity jackets in the newest character designs for the upcoming season 3 TV anime, which is scheduled to begin in October. Check out the cool designs for the bad boys after the jump!

  • Iwa Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- Lead New TV Anime Block 'ANiMAZiNG!!!' on October 3

    A new visual of the TV anime was released to celebrate the news

    Upcoming TV anime Iwa Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- will be the first anime to be shown on ABC/TV Asahi's new anime block ANiMAZiNG!!! when it premieres on October 3. A new visual featuring the 4 main girls from Hanamiya Girls High School was released to coincide with the news. Climb past the jump to check it out!