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Wednesday News- September 18, 2019

Wednesday News- September 18, 2019

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force Switch Game Gets Physical Release This Winter- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-17/fairy-fencer-f-advent-dark-force-switch-game-gets-physical-release-this-winter/.151188

Danganronpa Manga’s Takashi Tsukimi Launches New Manga on Thursday- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-18/danganronpa-manga-takashi-tsukimi-launches-new-manga-on-thursday/.151241

Pokemon Sword/Shield Games Reveal New Pokemon Sirfetch’d- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-18/pokemon-sword-shield-games-reveal-new-pokemon-sirfetchd/.151245

NHK Launches Inuyasha, Ranma 1-2 Creator Rumiko Takahashi Mega-Poll- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-09-17/nhk-launches-inuyasha-ranma-1-2-creator-rumiko-takahashi-mega-poll/.151228

Funimation Adds Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Free! Anime Films- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-17/funimation-adds-fairy-tail-dragon-cry-free-anime-films/.151224

Anime

  • The Case of Hana & Alice BD
  • Classroom of the Elite Essentials BD
  • Di Gi Charat Ultimate Collection BD
  • Initial D Theatrical Collection BD
  • Nobunagun Essentials BD
  • Phoenix Perfect Collection BD
  • Pokémon: Black and White 4-Movie Collection BD
  • Pokémon: Black and White 4-Movie Collection DVD
  • Super Lovers Complete Series Essentials BD

Manga

  • 20th Century Boys The Perfect Edition Graphic Novel (GN) 5
  • After the Rain GN 5
  • Ajin – Demi-Human GN 13
  • BEASTARS GN 2P
  • Breath of Flowers GN 2P
  • Cats of the Louvre GN
  • Children of the Whales GN 12
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls GN 1
  • Defying Kurosaki-kun GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Devil’s Line GN 13 (Digital Only)P
  • Dorohedoro GN 23
  • Dragon Quest Monsters+ GN 4
  • Fairy Tail: Happy’s Heroic Adventure GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Great Cleric GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Harem Days The Seven-Starred Country GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • The Ideal Sponger Life GN 3
  • If I Could Reach You GN 1
  • I Hear the Sunspot GN 4
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives GN 3
  • Levius GN (hardcover)
  • Living-Room Matsunaga-san GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Made in Abyss GN 7
  • Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka GN 7
  • No Guns Life GN 1
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets GN 10 (Digital Only)P
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 34
  • Shinobi Life GN 12 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • Somari and the Guardian of the Forest GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Tokyo Alice GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts GN 8-9 (Digital Only)
  • Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! GN 1
  • The Way of the Househusband GN 1
  • Witch Craft Works GN 12 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Ai: The Somnium Files PS4, Switch, PC game
  • Amagi Brilliant Park Novel 7 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 4
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch Game
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Novel 9 (Digital Only)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Switch game
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered PS4, PC game
  • Restaurant to Another World Novel 2
  • Restaurant to Another World Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Sega Genesis Mini console

 

Wednesday News- September 11, 2019

Wednesday News- September 11, 2019

Review: The Twelve Kingdoms The Complete Series Blu-ray – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/the-twelve-kingdoms/the-complete-series-blu-ray/.150674

Zenonzard The Animation Episode 1 Slated for January – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-09-10/zenonzard-the-animation-episode-1-slated-for-january/.150941

Funimation to Screen One Piece Stampede Film in U.S., Canada This Fall – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-09-10/funimation-to-screen-one-piece-stampede-film-in-u.s-canada-this-fall/.150948

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Anime Premieres on October 12 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-09-10/sword-art-online-alicization-war-of-underworld-anime-premieres-on-october-12/.150939

Review: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! GN 1 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/my-next-life-as-a-villainess/all-routes-lead-to-doom/gn-1/.150736

Anime

  • The Book of Bantorra Complete Collection BD
  • Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu Classics BD
  • Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid Classics BD
  • Infini-T Force Complete Series BD
  • Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King BD
  • My First Girlfriend is a Gal Essentials BDP

Manga

  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest: Zero Graphic Novel (GN) 1P
  • Become You GN 1
  • The Brave-Tuber GN 1
  • Chio’s School Road GN 5
  • Edens Zero GN 4
  • Fate/Grand Order – mortalis:stella GN 1
  • Giant Killing GN 16P (Digital Only)
  • Hayate the Combat Butler GN 34
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord GN 5
  • Inside Mari GN 6
  • King’s Game GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Love Me, My Knight GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Mizukagekusa GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious GN 2
  • My Boy GN 5
  • Pokémon Sun & Moon GN 5
  • Queen Bee GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Splatoon GN 7
  • The Tenth Prism GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor GN 7
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Yo-kai Watch GN 12P

Other

  • Cooking with Wild Game Novel 4 (Digital Only)
  • Daemon X Machina Switch Game
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Novel 10 (Digital Only)
  • Utawarerumono Zan PS4 Game

Wednesday News- August 21, 2019

Wednesday News- August 21, 2019

5 Digimon Anime Shorts Planned for 20th Anniversary Memorial Story Project- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-08-20/5-digimon-anime-shorts-planned-for-20th-anniversary-memorial-story-project/.150252

Review: Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter GN 4 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/accomplishments-of-the-duke-daughter/gn-4/.150158

New Saukra Wars Game Gets Manga on September 12- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-08-21/new-sakura-wars-game-gets-manga-on-september-12/.150279

Pokemon Sword/Shield Games’ Video Previews New Town- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-08-21/pokemon-sword-shield-games-video-previews-new-town/.150255

Dragon Star Varnir Game Launches on Steam on October 9- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-08-21/dragon-star-varnir-game-launches-on-steam-on-october-9/.150209

Anime

  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Essentials BD
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High Essentials BD
  • The Big O Steelbook BD
  • Free! Dive to the Future Season 3 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Keijo!!!!!!!! Essentials BD
  • Orphen BD
  • Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl Complete Season DVD
  • Record of Grancrest War BD 2
  • Ronja the Robber’s Daughter BD
  • Waiting in the Summer BD

Manga

  • Barakamon Graphic Novel (GN) 18
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 7
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun GN 14
  • Creature! GN 19 (Digital Only)
  • Defying Kurosaki-san GN 11
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer! GN 14
  • Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest GN 1
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest GN 2
  • Golden Kamuy GN 11
  • Harem Days The Seven-Starred Country GN 11 (Digital Only)P
  • Investor Z GN 4 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • Log Horizon GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Love Voice GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Elma’s Office Lady Diary GN 2
  • Mushoku Tensei – Jobless Reincarnation GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt GN 12
  • Mushoku Tensei – Jobless Reincarnation GN 9
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season GN 3
  • Ran And The Gray World GN 4
  • Shinobi Life GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Somari and the Guardian of the Forest GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Sorry For My Familiar GN 5
  • Stravaganza GN 1
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization GN 4
  • The Tenth Prism GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Tokyo Alice GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re GN 12
  • Triage X GN 18
  • Trinity Seven GN 17
  • Urusei Yatsura GN 3(Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • Vampire Dormitory GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Wonderland GN 3

Other

  • Bungō Stray Dogs Novel 1
  • I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Novel 15 (Digital Only)
  • Mega Man Battle Network Official Complete Works Art Book (hardcover)C
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA Novel 1 (Digital Only)A
  • Oninaki PS4, Switch, PC game
  • Outbreak Company Novel 10 (Digital Only)
  • Puyo Puyo Switch game
  • Reincarnated as a Sword Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Novel 6
  • Yakuza 3 Remastered (The Yakuza Remastered Collection) PS4 gameA
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Switch gameP

 

Wednesday News- July 31, 2019

Wednesday News- July 31, 2019

Nintendo Switch Console Sells 36.87 Million Units Worldwide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-07-30/nintendo-switch-console-sells-36.87-million-units-worldwide/.149524

Bakemonogatari Manga Enters Hiatus Due to Author’s Sudden Illness- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-31/bakemonogatari-manga-enters-hiatus-due-to-author-sudden-illness/.149552

Monster hunter World: Iceborne Game Launches for PC in January 2020- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-07-31/monster-hunter-world-iceborne-game-launches-for-pc-in-january-2020/.149558

Answerman: How Do Japanese Guest Get Invited To Conventions?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2019-07-31/.149540

Anime

  • Elfen Lied Steelbook BD
  • Love Stage!! BD
  • Lupin the 3rd: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid BD
  • Maken-Ki! Season 1 Essentials BD
  • New Cutey Honey OAV BD
  • Noragami Aragoto Classics BD
  • Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl DVD
  • Sakura Quest Complete Series BD
  • Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei Season 2 BD
  • Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE, Yowamushi Pedal Re: ROAD BD

Manga

  • The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Asahi-sempai’s Favorite GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Back Street Girls GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Cocoon Entwined GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • D-Frag! Graphic Novel (GN) 13
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 19 (Digital Only)
  • Dragon Zakura 2 GN 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • Drowning Love GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Fairy Tale Battle Royale GN 3
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Harukana Receive GN 4
  • High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World! GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Hotaru’s Way GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Insufficient Direction GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Kalyx GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Killing Me! GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid GN 8
  • Mob Psycho 100 GN 3
  • My Boy in Blue GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! GN 1
  • My Sadistic Boyfriend GN 4 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General GN 4
  • Princess Resurrection Nightmare GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san GN 1
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 1 (Digital Only)Ple
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? GN 6 (Digital Only)C
  • Torture Princess – Fremd Torturchen GN (Digital Only)
  • To Love-Ru GN 15-16
  • UQ Holder! GN 17
  • Woof Woof Story – I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir! GN 1 (Digital Only)C (Digital Only)
  • Yuri Life GN (Digital Only)
  • Zo Zo Zombie (Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun) GN 1-4 (Digital Only))

Other

  • Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Novel 10
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete PS4, Switch game
  • London Detective Mysteria PC game
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Novel 2
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Novel 3C (Digital Only)
  • Seriously Seeking Sister! Ultimate Vampire Princess Just Wants Little Sister; Plenty of Service Will Be Provided! Novel (Digital Only)
  • Voices of a Distant Star Novel

 

Wednesday News- July 24, 2019

Wednesday News- July 24, 2019

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Manga Ends on August 24

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Manga Ends on August 24 –https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-24/the-demon-prince-of-momochi-house-manga-ends-on-august-24/.149288

Funimation Streams Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-24/funimation-streams-miss-caretaker-of-sunohara-sou-anime/.149296

Answerman: What Will Happen to Kyoyo Animation?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2019-07-24/.149242

This Week in Anime: Dr. Stone Breaks the Mold of Shonen Jump Adventures- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-07-23/.149251

Anime

  • Armored Trooper Votoms OVA Collection 2 BD
  • Assassination Classroom Season 1 Classics BD
  • Cutie Honey Universe BD
  • Cutie Honey Universe Premium Box Set BD
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 1 Essentials BD
  • Nichijou BD
  • Noragami Season 1 Classics BD

Manga

  • Angels of Death GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • The Bride & the Exorcist Knight Graphic Novel (GN) 4
  • Btooom! GN 25 (Digital Only)
  • Buffalo 5 Girls GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Can You Just Die, My Darling? GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • A Certain Magical Index GN 18
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun: Astral Buddy GN 2
  • Children of the Whales GN 1-11 (Digital Only)
  • Citrus GN 10
  • The Diary of Ochibi-san GN 1-8 (Digital Only)
  • DIVE!! GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Dreamin’ Sun GN 9
  • ēlDLIVE GN 10 (Digital Only)P
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life GN 15 (Digital Only)P (
  • Eromanga Sensei GN 3
  • Gleipnir GN 3
  • Goblin Slayer! Brand New Day GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Great Cleric GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Harem Days the Seven-Starred Country GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • How to Treat a Lady Knight Right GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives GN 2
  • Inside Mari GN 5
  • Interspecies Reviewers GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Investor Z GN 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • Love in Focus GN 3
  • Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen GN 1 (Digital Only)P
  • Murciélago GN 11
  • My Boyfriend in Orange GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • New Game! GN 6
  • Nyankees GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare GN 2
  • Persona 3 GN 10
  • Ride-On King GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts GN 6
  • The Saga of Tanya the Evil GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Sekirei GN 9
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 33
  • Shinobi Life GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Somari and the Guardian of the Forest (Somali and the Forest Spirit) GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Heed My Call, Beast! Part 2 GN 2
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san GN 1-5 (Digital Only) (Digital
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san GN 5
  • The Tenth Prism GN 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • Tokyo Alice GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • To Your Eternity GN 10
  • Umineko When They Cry Episode 8: Twilight of the Golden Witch GN 2
  • Waiting for Spring GN 11
  • Witchcraft Works GN 12
  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Omnibus GN 19-20
  • Zo Zo Zombie (Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun) GN 4

Other

  • Amagi Brilliant Park Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Date A Live Rio Reincarnation PS4 gameP
  • Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch If You’ve Got a Ringer Novel 4Pl
  • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Novel 3
  • Durarara!! Novel 13 (Digital Only)
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses Switch game
  • Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One Novel 2
  • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Novel 8 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • I Shall Survive Using Potions! Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Kill la Kill IF PS4, Switch, PC game
  • Last Round Arthurs: Scum Arthur and Heretic Merlin Novel 1P
  • Lazy Dungeon Master Novel 6 (Digital Only)P
  • Pokémon Rumble Rush PS4, Switch, PC game
  • Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Novel 4
  • Toradora! Novel 6
  • WorldEnd:What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us? Novel 4

 

Wednesday News- July 17, 2019

Wednesday News- July 17, 2019

Doraemon: Story of Seasons Game’s English Promo Video Streamed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-15/doraemon-story-of-seasons-game-english-promo-video-streamed/.149017

The List: 7 More Deadly Games of Survival- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2019-07-13/.148964

Astra Lost in Space is Off to a Stellar Start- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2019-07-16/.149025

New Strike Witches Anime Film Reveals Video, Visual- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-16/new-strike-witches-anime-film-reveals-video-visual/.149045

Pokemon Go Game Launches One Piece, Kumamoto Collaboration- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-16/pokemon-go-game-launches-one-piece-kumamoto-collaboration/.149026

Anime

  • Asura Cryin’ DVD 2
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations BD 2
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations DVD 2
  • Claymore Essentials BD
  • Fuuka Complete Series BD
  • RIN – Daughters of Mnemosyne Essentials BD
  • Witchblade Essentials BD

Manga

  • Angels of Death Graphic Novel (GN) 7
  • Altair: A Record of Battles GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Arte GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Barakamon GN 18
  • BEASTARS GN 1
  • Cocoon Entwined GN 1
  • Count Fujiwara’s Suffering GN
  • Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction GN 6
  • DIVE!! GN 3
  • Fire Punch GN 7
  • Futaribeya GN 5
  • Gabriel Dropout GN 7
  • Goblin Slayer! Brand New Day GN 1
  • High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World GN 4P
  • Interspecies Reviewers GN 2
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria GN 8
  • Killing Me! GN 1
  • Kino’s Journey GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Mizukagekusa GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Nyankees GN 3
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets GN 4
  • The Saga of Tanya the Evil GN 7
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san GN 1
  • Sky Hawk GN
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? GN 6P
  • The Survived Alchemist With a Dream of Quiet Town Life GN 1
  • Terra Formars GN 21P
  • Torture Princess – Fremd Torturen GN
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Triage X GN 18
  • Woof Woof Story – I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir! GN 1
  • Yuri Is My Job! GN 4
  • Yuri Life GN

Other

  • 009-1: The End of the Beginning BD
  • 86 Novel 2P
  • The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Hero Novel 1
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2: Fragments Before Novel
  • Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network GN (Digital Only)
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 9 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel 9
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Novel 8 (Digital Only)
  • My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Novel 4  (Digital Only)

Manga Monday- Overlord

Manga Monday- Overlord

Overlord is a Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. It began serialization online in 2010, before being acquired by Enterbrain. Thirteen volumes have been published since July 30, 2012. A manga adaptation by Satoshi Ōshio, with art by Hugin Miyama, began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Comp Ace from November 26, 2014. Both the light novels and the manga are licensed in North America by Yen Press, with a release date of November 8, 2016.

Reception

In June 2015, prior to the release of the anime and manga, the light novel series had about 600,000 copies in print in Japan with eight volumes. By August 1, 2015, the light novel and manga series had a total of 1 million copies in circulation in Japan. On August 4, a 600,000-copy reprint of the novels was announced. As of August 20, 2015, the nine-volume Overlord light novel series and two-volume manga series have, together, more than 1.5 million copies in circulation in Japan. As of September 18, 2015, Overlord light novel and manga has over 2 million copies in circulation. As of May 2016, the Overlord light novel series had 2.5 million copies in print. Overlord has since been named the top-selling light novel series of 2015. As of April 2018, the light novel and manga combined had over 7 million copies in print.

The light novel ranked first in 2017 in Takarajimasha’s annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, in the tankōbon category. It ranked fourth in 2018.

In reviewing the anime adaptation, Kotaku called the Overlord anime a “magnificent power fantasy” which “brings up a very relatable theme for anyone who has played an MMORPG before.” However, a review by Monsters and Critics claimed that “fans were not too happy with the CGI animation” produced by studio Madhouse for the third season and the “biggest disappoint was Overlord Season 3 Episode 12, which animated the epic scene showing the Dark Youngs.”

Plot

In the year 2126, a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game or DMMORPG called Yggdrasil was released. It stands out among all other DMMORPGs due to its unusually high ability for the player to interact with the game. After an intense 12-year run the game servers are about to be shut down. Within the game exists a guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, once consisting of 41 members and credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game. Now only 4 of the members remain, the other 37 having quit the game. Of those 4 only one, an elder lich character named Momonga, continues to play as the guild leader and maintaining their headquarters, The Great Tomb of Nazarick. He invites the remaining guild members but of those only one appears and only for a short while before leaving. While saddened by this, he accepts the reality that his friends have their other lives (both lives are real) to take care of and decides to stay logged in until the servers shut down.

When the shut-down time arrives, however, Momonga finds that the game hasn’t vanished. Instead it appears as if Yggdrasil has been recreated as its own reality along with its various NPCs having been brought to life while Momonga has been trapped in the form of his game avatar, leaving him unable to use the normal player functions, such as General Message, or even to log out. With no other option, Momonga sets out to learn if anyone from the real world is also in this new world with him. Taking on the name of Ainz Ooal Gown, a message to any other players, Momonga begins exploring the world in an attempt to figure out what has happened while searching for anyone or anything that could help him solve this mystery, while ensuring the safety of Nazarick.

 

Wednesday News- July 10, 2019

Wednesday News- July 10, 2019

Review: Neon Genesis Evangelion Episodes 1-26 streaming- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/neon-genesis-evangelion/episodes-1-26/.148638

One Piece Stampede Anime Film Get Novel in August- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-10/one-piece-stampede-anime-film-gets-novel-in-august/.148850

Nintendo Switch Lite Announced for Release on September 20- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-10/nintendo-switch-lite-announced-for-release-on-september-20/.148862

Kadokawa Reveals Maesetsu! Original Anime with Lucky Star Creator Kagami Yoshimizu- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-10/kadokawa-reveals-maesetsu-original-anime-with-lucky-star-creator-kagami-yoshimizu/.148860

Anime

  • In Another World With My Smartphone Essentials BD
  • Island Complete Series BD
  • Pet Shop of Horrors BD
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Essentials BD

Manga

  • Blade of the Immortal Omnibus Graphic Novel (GN) 9
  • Case Closed GN 71
  • Descendants Complete Collection GN
  • Don’t Count Your Tanukis GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Himouto! Umaruchan GN 6
  • Hitorijime My Hero GN 4
  • King’s Game GN 2 (Digital Only)A
  • Kira-kun Today GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Knights of Sidonia Master Edition GN 2
  • Konohana Kitan GN 5
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GN 5
  • The Magnificent Grand Scene GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Magus of the Library GN 1
  • Mythical Beast Investigator GN 1
  • RIN-NE GN 30
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World GN 1
  • Tomo-chan is a Girl! GN 4
  • Usagi Yojimbo Limited Edition GN 33C
  • World’s End and Apricot Jam GN 6 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Novel 6
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 1 Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Novel 7 (Digital Only)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4, Switch game
  • Full Metal Panic! Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • God Eater 3 Switch game
  • Record of Wortenia War Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Senran Kagura Peach Ball PS4, Switch game
  • Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! Novel 2 (Digital Only)C (Digital Only)
Wednesday News- June 19, 2019

Wednesday News- June 19, 2019

Hakubo Anime Film’s New Trailer Streamed – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-06-17/hakubo-anime-film-new-trailer-streamed/.147932

Crunchyroll’s Simulcast of Dr. Stone Anime Debuts on July 5 – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-06-19/crunchyroll-simulcast-of-dr-stone-anime-debuts-on-july-5/.148005

Women Pick Their Most Anticipated Summer 2019 Anime Films – https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-06-18/women-pick-their-most-anticipated-summer-2019-anime-films/.147991

Crunchyroll Adds Fire Force Anime for Summer Simulcast (Update)- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-06-18/crunchyroll-adds-fire-force-anime-for-summer-simulcast/.147977

Anime

  • Basquash! BD
  • Buddy Complex Essentials BD
  • Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire Essentials BD
  • Love Tyrant BD
  • Modest Heroes BD/DVD
  • Noein Essentials BD
  • One Piece Special – Adventure of Nebulandia BD/DVD
  • Sailor Moon Sailor Stars BD/DVD Set 1
  • Sailor Moon Sailor Stars DVD Set 1
  • Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Limited Edition BD/DVD Set 1

Manga

  • 20th Century Boys The Perfect Edition Graphic Novel (GN) 4
  • Again!! GN 9
  • Alice in Murderland GN 11 (hardcover)
  • Animeta! GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • APOSIMZ GN 3
  • Are You Lost? GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • As Miss Beelzebub Likes GN 6
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 GN Box
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 6
  • BTOOOM! GN 25
  • Bungō Stray Dogs GN 11
  • A Certain Scientific Accelerator GN 9
  • DAYS GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Dead Mount Death Play GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Defying Kurosaki-kun GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Divine Raiment Magical Girl Howling Moon GN 1
  • For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams GN 2 (hardcover)
  • Gangsta: Cursed GN 5
  • Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One GN 2
  • Golden Kamuy GN 10
  • Hakumei & Mikochi – Tiny Little Life in the Woods GN 6
  • Happiness GN 9
  • Hatsu*Haru GN 7
  • Harem Days The Seven-Starred Country GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Heaven’s Design Team GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Infinite Dendrogram GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Kaiju Girl Caramelise GN 1
  • Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler GN 10
  • Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! GN 1
  • Little Miss P GN
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Monster And The Beast GN 1
  • My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected GN 11
  • Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary GN 9
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season GN 2
  • One Week Friends GN 7
  • Prison School GN 13
  • Saint Young Men GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Seto Utsumi GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Silver Spoon GN 9
  • Starving Anonymous GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online GN 3
  • A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! GN 7
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re GN 11
  • Ultraman GN 12
  • Whenever Our Eyes Meet GN
  • The Witch’s House – The Diary of Ellen GN 2
  • Yuri Bear Storm GN 3

Other

  • Accel World Novel 18
  • The Asterisk War Novel 10
  • Bloodstained: PS4, Xbox One, PC game Novel 2
  • Bungō Stray Dogs Novel 1
  • A Certain Magical Index Novel 19
  • The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Novel 6
  • The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious Novel 1
  • I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Novel 14 (Digital Only)
  • Infinite Dendrogram Novel 9 (Digital Only)
  • The Irregular at Magic High School Novel 12
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Novel 9
  • Katanagatari Novel 2 (hardcover)
  • My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected Novel 7.5
  • The Night is Short Walk On, Girl Novel
  • Outbreak Company Novel 9 (Digital Only)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Novel 10
  • Restaurant to Another World Novel 1
  • Sword Art Online: Progressive Novel 6
  • Woof Woof Story – I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir! Novel 2

 

Light Novel Tuesday- Tokyo Ghoul

Light Novel Tuesday- Tokyo Ghoul

Light novels

Four light novels have been released thus far and all are written by Shin Towada, with illustrations done by series creator Sui Ishida.

On June 19, 2013, Tokyo Ghoul: Days was released, Illustrations were done by the series creator Sui Ishida and written by Shin Towada and serves as sidestory/spin off that focuses on the daily lives of characters from the Tokyo Ghoul series.

Tokyo Ghoul: Void was released on June 19, 2014, and fills in the 6 month time gap between volumes 8 and 9 of the first series.

The third novel Tokyo Ghoul: Past was released on December 19, 2014. Past takes place before the events of the main series and focuses on further backstory of certain Tokyo Ghoul characters, including Touka Kirishima, Ayato Kirishima, and series protagonist Ken Kaneki.

The fourth novel, Tokyo Ghoul:re: quest  was released on December 19, 2016. It takes place during the events of Tokyo Ghoul :re, focusing on the Quinx, CCG, and other characters.

Plot

The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul. This was accomplished because some of Rize’s organs were transferred into his body, and now, like normal ghouls, he must consume human flesh to survive. The ghouls who manage the coffee shop “Anteiku” take him in and teach him to deal with his new life as a half-ghoul. Some of his daily struggles include fitting into the ghoul society, as well as keeping his identity hidden from his human companions, especially from his best friend Hideyoshi Nagachika.

The prequel series Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] follows the youths of Kishō Arima and Taishi Fura, two characters from the main series who become acquainted when they join forces to investigate the death of Taishi’s friend by the hands of a ghoul, leading to Taishi eventually following Arima’s path and joining the CCG (Commission of Counter Ghoul), the federal agency tasked into dealing with crimes related to ghouls as well.

The sequel series Tokyo Ghoul:re follows an amnesiac Kaneki under the new identity of Haise Sasaki (the result of horrific brain damage sustained from Kishō Arima). He is the mentor of a special team of CCG investigators called “Quinx Squad” that underwent a similar procedure as his, allowing them to obtain the special abilities of Ghouls in order to fight them, but still being able to live as normal humans.