As the Tokyo Metropolitan Government enacts new measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the world’s biggest city, the number of anime-related sightseeing locations closing increases, with the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, in outer Tokyo, closing its doors for three weeks from February 25. More details after the jump.
As the coronavirus spreads throughout Japan, more events are being canceled and more theme parks are closing up shop by the day. Mascot franchises, Pokémon and Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty, have closed up shop and canceled events amongst the ongoing, and deadly, coronavirus outbreak hitting Japan, which has reached triple digits. More details after the jump.
Congratulations are in order for manga creator Satoru Noda, who is taking a week off from his hit manga series Golden Kamuy to spent some time with his new child, the official Twitter account for the franchise announced on February 20. Hit the jump to see the announcment!
Koyoharu Gotoge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga series continues to make manga history as the highest selling franchise in Japan this year, taking up all 19 slots of the Oricon sales chart over the last week. Because of this, this makes the third week in a row where Demon Slayer has dominated the top 10, becoming the first series since tracking began in 2008 to hold all 10 positions for three weeks in a row. More details after the jump!
Diving into a realm not yet covered for the Persona series, the new “action-RPG” sequel to 2016’s Persona 5 is releasing in Japan on February 20 as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Before the release of the game, a demo was unmasked on the Japanese Nintendo eShop, letting our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, see what we were getting himself into.
Before you set your sights on Nook Inc’s newest Island Getaway Package – that can apparently get you killed – the CEO, Tom Nook, released an infomercial to let potential guests know what’s in store for them in the form of an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct. Check it out after the jump!
Keeping secrets would be hard when the kids of the Meguro River Detective Agency are on the case! The voice actors of classmates of Hime Goto, the lead girl of upcoming TV anime Kakushigoto, who form the Meguro River Detective Agency, were announced today alongside full character visuals. Hit the jump to uncover the clues!
Mere days after multimedia company Bushiroad canceled all events for the next month, the company announced on February 20 that they will be pulling out of AnimeJapan this year admit concerns about the ongoing threat of the coronavirus. Across the Pacific, Sony also announced that it’ll be pulling out of PAX East next weekend. Read on for more details.
Not to leave you out in the cold and miss a week of episodes from Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director's Cut, we're giving you a double dose of the TV anime with an extra episode, the first OVA, Memory Snow, launching on Crunchyroll today alongside the 7th episode of the Director's Cut. Chill out after the jump to learn more!
For the third day in a row, more anime-related events in Japan are being canceled or postponed due to fears surrounding the coronavirus in the country. Organizations representing Nippombashi Street Festa and Shibuya Design Festival announced on February 19 that both events, that were scheduled for March, would be canceled. More details are after the jump.
Pokémon rescue simulator, where you play AS a Pokémon, released a new trailer for the remake of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team for Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, previewing the updated gameplay of the series, the updated storybook art style, and teasing the story of the game. Hit the jump to check it out!
JAniCA and Yahoo! Japan announced on February 17 that donations towards supporting Kyoto Animation through the Yahoo! Net Fund, that was set up on July 26, 2019 would close on February 29 as Kyoto Animation and the Kyoto Prefectural Government closes the bank accounts that have been accepting donations from the public. More details after the jump.
Wedding bells are ringing as the release date of The Quintessential Quintuplets season 2 TV anime has finally been announced. Just as the last chapter of Negi Haruba's romantic comedy manga is released in this week's issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine, fans got their own wedding present in the form of information on series, including a new teaser trailer, new key visual, and more! Hit the jump to open it!
Right on time, the latest Pokémon: Twilight Wings web anime episode was released onto the official Pokémon YouTube channel today. The episode focuses on fighting-type gym trainer Bea and her struggling with the loss against the undefeatable champion of Galar Leon, taking out that frustration on her Pokémon. Punch the read more button to check it out!
The official website for Infinite Dendrogram TV anime announced today that broadcast of episode 7 would be delayed due to the ongoing threat of coronavirus around the world. This is the fourth TV anime series so far, after A Certain Scientific Railgun T, Asteroid in Love, and A3! SEASON SPRING & SUMMER, to be hit with a delay. More information is after the jump.