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Wednesday News- September 9, 2020

Wednesday News- September 9, 2020

Evangelion Theme ‘Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ Tops Anisong General Election- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2020-09-07/evangelion-theme-cruel-angel-thesis-tops-anisong-general-election/.163500

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Game’s Trailer Previews English Dub- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-09-08/13-sentinels-aegis-rim-game-trailer-previews-english-dub/.163801

Breath of the Wild Prequel Game Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Announced- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-09-08/breath-of-the-wild-prequel-game-hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-announced/.163803

As the Gods Will’s Akeji Fujimura Launches New Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-09-08/as-the-gods-will-akeji-fujimura-launches-new-manga/.163780

Anime

  • Diabolik Lovers Complete Collection BD
  • Ghost in the Shell 4K HDR/2K BD
  • One Piece Season 10 Part 2 DVD
  • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends The Last Grand Trial DVD
  • Sakura Quest Complete Collection Essentials BD

Manga

  • Ace of the Diamond GN 28 (Digital Only)
  • Ajin – Demi-Human GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • APOSIMZ Graphic Novel (GN) 5
  • Caste Heaven GN 3
  • Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! GN 6
  • Clover GN (hardcover)
  • Cooking with Wild Game GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Demon Lord, Retry! GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Dungeon of Black Company GN 5
  • Elfen Lied Omnibus GN 4
  • Failed Princesses GN 2
  • Fly Me to the Moon GN 1
  • Gal Gohan GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Giant Killing GN 22 (Digital Only)
  • The Ideal Sponger Life GN 6
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives GN 7
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear GN 2
  • Mushoku Tensei – Jobless Reincarnation GN 11
  • Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Pokémon Sun & Moon GN 8
  • RIN-NE GN 35
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero GN 14
  • Sailor Moon Eternal Edition GN 9
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 39
  • Splatoon GN 10
  • Therapy Game GN 2
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 17 (Digital Only)
  • We Must Never Fall in Love! GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Who Says Warriors Can’t be Babes? GN 1
  • Yōkai Watch GN 15

Other

  • Adachi and Shimamura Novel 2
  • Black Summoner Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Novel 2 (Digital Only)P
  • Holmes of Kyoto Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Holy Knight’s Dark Road Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Invincible Shovel Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Monster Girl Doctor Novel 6
  • Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?! Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • RPG Maker MV Switch, PS4 game
  • Sarazanmai Novel 1
  • Seirei Gensouki – Spirit Chronicles Novel 11 (Digital Only)
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World Novel 6

 

Wednesday News- August 26, 2020

Wednesday News- August 26, 2020

Crunchyroll Announces New Membership Tiers With Offline Viewing, Multiple Concurrent Stream- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-08-25/crunchyroll-announces-new-membership-tiers-with-offline-viewing-multiple-concurrent-streams/.163274

Review: My Hero Academia: Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/my-hero-academia/make-it-do-or-die-survival-training/.163021

‘Love Me, Love Me Not’ Anime Film Features Cameos by Live-Action Version’s Cast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-08-26/love-me-love-me-not-anime-film-features-cameos-by-live-action-version-cast/.163306

Finale Episodes Princess Tutuhttps://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/princess-tutu/episodes-25-26/.163169

Anime

  • Caligula BD
  • Combattler V BD
  • Crusher Joe OVA Series BD
  • Domestic Girlfriend Premium Box Set BD
  • Fuuka Essentials BD
  • Gundam Reconguista in G Movie Part 2 Perfect Pack BD (import)
  • Human Lost BD
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service Steelbook BD/DVD
  • Lupin III: Dragon of Doom BD
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Steelbook BD/DVD
  • The Pet Girl of Sakurasou BD
  • VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire BD

Manga

  • Abe-kun’s Got Me Now! GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter Graphic Novel (GN) 6
  • Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor GN 9
  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest: Zero GN 3
  • ASHIDAKA -The Iron Hero- GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Astro Boy GN 15-16 (Digital Only)
  • Attack on Titan GN 31
  • Bakemonogatari GN 4
  • Beast Children GN 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • A Centaur’s Life GN 18
  • A Certain Magical Index GN 22
  • Chi’s Sweet Home Complete Box Set GN
  • D-Frag! GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Destiny Lovers GN 3
  • Double Taisei GN 1-3 (Digital Only)
  • Drifting Dragons GN 5
  • Fiancée of the Wizard GN 1
  • Fire Force GN 19
  • A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation GN 1
  • The Girl With the Sanpaku Eyes GN 1
  • Guilty GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Hayate the Combat Butler GN 13-14 (Digital Only)
  • High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World GN 8
  • Hotaru’s Way GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • I Fell in Love After School GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Im: Great Priest Imhotep GN 4
  • Inside Mari GN 7
  • In/Spectre GN 12
  • Interspecies Reviewers GN 4
  • Kounodori: Dr. Stork GN 16 (Digital Only)
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 9
  • Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Lychee Light Club GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Magika Swordsman and Summoner GN 13
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy GN 2
  • My Dress-Up Darling GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • My Room Is a Dungeon Rest Stop GN 3
  • Non Non Biyori GN 13
  • Re:Monster GN 5
  • Rent-A-Girlfriend GN 2
  • RIN-NE GN 11-12 (Digital Only)
  • Sazan & Comet Girl GN (Digital Only)
  • School-Live! GN 12
  • Smokin’ Parade GN 8
  • Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town GN 2
  • Sweet Reincarnation GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Waiting for Spring GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Wave, Listen to Me! GN 3
  • When We Shout for Love GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The World’s Strongest Rearguard – Labyrinth Country’s Novice Seeker GN 2

Other

  • Adachi and Shimamura Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Novel 9
  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions PS4, Switch, PC game
  • Death end re;Quest 2 PS4 game
  • Demon Lord, Retry! Novel 4 (Digital Only)
  • The Garden of Words Novel (hardcover)
  • Giraffe and Annika PS4, Switch game
  • Goblin Slayer Novel 10
  • Jump Force Deluxe Edition Switch game
  • Kandagawa Jet Girls PS4, PC game
  • Katanagatari Novel 4 (hardcover)A
  • Monster Girl Doctor Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • Monster Tamer Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA Novel 3
  • The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Udon’s Art of Capcom 2 Artbook (hardcover)

 

Thursday News- August 20, 2020

Thursday News- August 20, 2020

Heaven’s Design Team Anime’s Teaser Unveils More Cast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-08-19/heaven-design-team-anime-teaser-unveils-more-cast/.163074

Touhou Sky Arena: Matsuri Climax Game Gets PC Release- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-08-19/touhou-sky-arena-matsuri-climax-game-gets-pc-release/.163058

Shirobako Anime Film Returns to Theaters With Remastered Footage on August 28- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-08-19/shirobako-anime-film-returns-to-theaters-with-remastered-footage-on-august-28/.163075

Review: Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/final-fantasy-xv/the-dawn-of-the-future/.162739

Anime

  • Beyond the Boundary Collector’s Edition BDPl
  • Ensemble Stars! Part 1 BD
  • Fragtime BD
  • Island Essentials BD
  • Pokémon – Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles Complete Collection DVD

Manga

  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Jack Flash and the Faerie Case Files Graphic Novel (GN) 1P
  • Angels of Death GN 10
  • Aoharu x Machine Gun GN 18
  • As Miss Beelzebub Likes GN 10
  • Bibi & Miyu GN 1
  • Black Butler GN 29
  • Bloom Into You GN 8
  • Blue Flag GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition GN 5 (hardcover)
  • Cells NOT at Work! GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair GN 2
  • The Death of Replicist GN 2
  • Dolly Kill Kill GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro GN 3
  • Fairy Tail: Happy’s Heroic Adventure GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Flower Demon Door of the Sakaimeya GN 4P
  • The Fox and Little Tanuki GN 2
  • GE – Good Ending GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Gleipnir GN 7
  • Golden Kamuy GN 17
  • Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends GN 18P
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord GN 8
  • How to Train Your Devil GN 3
  • I Don’t Know How to Give Birth! GN
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria GN 12
  • The Island of Giant Insects GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler GN 12
  • Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Living-Room Matsunaga-san GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Loner Life in Another World GN 1
  • Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story GN 2
  • Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Moonlight Moratorium GN 3 (Digital Only)P
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season GN 7
  • Ōoku: The Inner Chambers GN 17
  • Orient GN 5 (Digital Only)P
  • Overlord: The Undead King Oh! GN 4
  • Parallel Paradise GN 2
  • Phantom Tales of the Night GN 5
  • Plus-Sized Elf GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Omnibus Edition GN
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai GN
  • Redefining the META at VRMMO Academy GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Reincarnated as a Sword GN 3
  • The Rose of Versailles GN 3 (hardcover)
  • Saiyuki The Original Series Resurrected Edition GN 2 (hardcover)
  • Saki the Succubus Hungers Tonight GN 3
  • Shōjo Fight! GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? GN 8
  • Space Brothers GN 37 (Digital Only)
  • Spirits & Cat Ears GN 9
  • Sweat and Soap GN 3
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization GN 6
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san GN 9
  • That Blue Summer GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • To LOVEru DARKNESS GN 16
  • Toradora! GN 9
  • Urusei Yatsura GN 7
  • Venus In The Blind Spot GN (hardcover)
  • Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs GN 10 (Digital Only)P
  • Zo Zo Zombie GN 8

Other

  • 86 Novel 5
  • Aokana: Four Rhythms Across the Blue PS4, Switch game
  • Bleach: Brave Souls PC game
  • Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Novel 4
  • The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Novel 1
  • Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Novel 10 (Digital Only)P
  • The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Heroes Novel 4
  • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Novel 6
  • Final Fantasy I*II*III Novel
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Novel 12 (Digital Only)
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai Novel 2
  • Skeleton Knight in Another World Novel 5
  • Slayers Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Sword Art Online Novel 20

Film Friday- Sakura Wars

Film Friday- Sakura Wars

Sakura Wars is a Japanese steampunk media franchise created by Oji Hiroi and currently owned by Sega. It is focused around a series of cross-genre video games. The first game in the series was released in 1996, with five sequels and numerous spin-off titles being released since then. The series—set during a fictionalized version of the Taishō period—depicts groups of women with magical abilities using steam-powered mecha to combat demonic threats.

The original Sakura Wars was an ambitious title for the then-in-production Sega Saturn. The first game’s overlap of the tactical role-playing, dating sim and visual novel genres prompted Sega to classify it as a “dramatic adventure”, a moniker which has endured during the series’ lifetime. Both Red Entertainment and Sega co-developed most of the games until 2008, when the series went on hiatus. Sega rebooted the series as sole developer because of fan demand. Recurring elements include anime cutscenes created by notable studios including Production I.G, and music by composer Kohei Tanaka.

The series has sold over 4.5 million copies as of 2010, and garnered both critical and popular acclaim. The original Sega console games have been voted among the most popular for the Saturn and Dreamcast. The Sakura Wars franchise includes numerous anime productions, manga, and other media projects such as stage shows. With the exception of Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love and the 2019 soft reboot, the video game series has not been released in English. Several of the anime series have been localized for English territories.

Related media

The Sakura Wars series met with considerable success, spawning a multimedia franchise and having its own themed cafe between 1998 and 2008.

Red Company and Sega have expanded the Sakura Wars series into various media. These include anime, manga, stage shows, several light novels, concerts and CD album releases of soundtracks. The latter have met with substantial commercial success. Despite a shared identity, Hiroi took care to keep each of these elements distinct and separate from each other. A dedicated themed cafe and merchandise store based in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo, Sakura Wars Taisho Romando, opened in 1998. Taisho Romando remained open for ten years until it closed in March 2008.

A prominent feature was an annual stage show dubbed Sakura Wars Kayou Show supervised by Hiroi, for which new musical numbers were created by Tanaka The show featured the cast reprising their roles and performing stage shows drawn from the series. Each character had songs themed after their characters. The cast, which grew to include those of later games, remained for the entire run with the exception of actress Michie Tomizawa who retired from the series and her role as character Sumire Kanzaki in 2002. Tomizawa appeared as a guest in later revival concerts. The original stage shows ran regularly from 1997 to 2006. Since then, it has seen irregular revivals with both the first cast and later additions. The stage shows were originally meant to end in 2008 along with the franchise, but fan support allowed future revivals. A stage adaptation of the 2019 game was planned to run from March 5–8, 2020 at Sogetsu Hall. However, on February 26, 2020, Sega announced that the event would not take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The play will now be postponed to winter 2020 with precautions to protect the spread of the virus.

Hiroi wrote a manga adaptation of the first Sakura Wars, which began serialization in 2002. The original run finished in December 2008, but its popularity led to a second series continuing the narrative. Since 2003, the manga has been published as tankōbon by Kodansha. A comedy manga titled Sakura Wars: Show Theater, which featured comedy skits of characters from each main Sakura Wars location, was serialised between 2005 and 2009, and published by Kodansha in four volumes between 2006 and 2009. A manga adaptation of the 2019 game, Shin Sakura Taisen: The Comic, began serialization in 2019 by Shueisha. It was written by Ishii, and illustrated by Koyuri Noguchi.

A spin-off manga Sakura Wars: Kanadegumi was created by Chie Shimada, based on concepts from the Sakura Wars team, and published in the shojo magazine Hana to Yume published by Hakusensha. In contrast to the main series, it was aimed at a female audience and shifted the narrative to a male harem set-up; main protagonist Neko Miyabi is assigned to the titular Kanadagumi, and develops relationships with its five male members. Originally a two-chapter special published between November and December 2011, it was expanded into a full series in February 2012. The manga ran from 2012 to 2013. Between its debut and final issue, the manga inspired both an anime short and a dedicated stage show. It was published in four tankōbon by Hakusensha between September 2012 and July 2013.

Film and television

Multiple anime films, television series and original video animations (OVAs) have been produced that are based either on individual Sakura Wars games or on the series as a whole. The first was an OVA, titled Sakura Wars: The Gorgeous Blooming Cherry Blossoms. The OVA was released as four 30-minute episodes from 1997 to 1998, following the cast of the first game. A second OVA series, The Radiant Gorgeous Blooming Cherry Blossoms, was released as six 30-minute episodes from 1999 to 2000, relating side stories from between Sakura Wars and the end of Thou Shalt Not Die. Further OVA series based around the characters of Is Paris Burning? and So Long, My Love (École de Paris; Le Nouveau Paris; Sumire; New York, New York) were released from 2003 to 2007. The OVAs were produced by Radix Ace Entertainment until New York, New York in 2007, when production shifted by Anime International Company.

An anime television series based on the first game was co-produced by Red Company, Madhouse and Studio Matrix. The 25-episode series was broadcast on the Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 8 to September 23, 2000. While based on the first game’s narrative and preserving Hiroi’s vision, the series changed and added in several events. A major problem was remaining faithful to the source material within a TV format. In 2001, an animated theatrical film, Sakura Wars: The Movie, was released. The film takes place between Is Paris Burning? and Fall in Love, Maidens and features new character Ratchet Altair who would later appear in So Long, My Love. The film was animated by Production I.G; production took three years and was inspired by the wish to expand the series animation beyond what the short cutscenes and OVA projects had achieved. A second anime television series, titled Sakura Wars the Animation and serving as a sequel to the 2019 Sakura Wars, premiered on April 3, 2020. It is animated by Sanzigen, which helped create the animated sequences for the game.

In North America, the first two OVA series and the television series were localised by ADV Films. École de Paris and Sumire were dubbed and released by Funimation, The film was released in North America by Pioneer Entertainment in 2003, and later by Funimation in 2013. Funimation is streaming the 2020 anime for a simulcast release in North America and the United Kingdom.

Setting and characters

The Sakura Wars series is set during a fictionalised version of the Taishō period, with the chronology currently running from 1923 (Taisho 12) to 1940 (Taisho 29). The games are set in the cities of Tokyo, Paris and New York. The setting combines real locations with fantastical events and steampunk-based technology. The central conflict of the series is between demonic forces created by the ingrained darkness in human hearts. To combat this in Tokyo, the Japanese government created a unit of steam-based mecha called Koubu powered by spirit energy. While a few men are capable of using them, women form the main combat units because of their stronger spiritual power. This group is known as the Imperial Assault Force, based in a theater and working undercover as the Imperial Theater Revue. The group to which the protagonists belong is the Flower Division (Hanagumi), the main combat troop. Other groups make cameo appearances in the story if present.

The first four games follow the military and romantic exploits of Imperial Army officer Ichiro Ogami. Originally assigned to the Imperial Assault Force in Tokyo, he later traveled to Paris and trained the newly-formed Paris Assault Force before returning to Tokyo and commanding the two united Flower Divisions during the events of Sakura Wars 4. For So Long, My Love, the lead protagonist was changed to Ogami’s nephew Shinjiro Taiga, who is sent in place of Ogami to train the New York Combat Revue. The 2019 soft reboot of Sakura Wars takes place in 1940, twelve years after an event called the “Great Demon War” saw the destruction of all three original Flower Divisions. New divisions were created across the world and began competing with each other, with the newly-reformed Tokyo Flower Division being the main protagonists.

Wednesday News- July 29, 2020

Wednesday News- July 29, 2020

Seven Deadly Sins Series Gets 1-Shot Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-07-29/seven-deadly-sins-series-gets-1-shot-manga/.162331

Phantasy Star Online 2 Game Gets Steam Release on August 5- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-07-29/phantasy-star-online-2-game-gets-steam-release-on-august-5/.162326

Crunchyroll Surpasses 3 Million Subscribers- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-07-29/crunchyroll-surpasses-3-million-subscribers/.162324

Aksys Games Launches Piofiore: Fated Memories Switch Game on October 8- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-07-29/aksys-games-launches-piofiore-fated-memories-switch-game-on-october-8/.162329

Anime

  • Detective Conan – Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small BDP
  • Demon City Shinjuku BD
  • Eiken BD
  • Galaxy Express 999 TV Series Collection 2 BD
  • Love Hina Again BD
  • Medabots Season 2 BD
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season BD
  • Revue Starlight Premium Box Set BD

Manga

  • Abe-kun’s Got Me Now! GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Altair: A Record of Battles GN 20 (Digital Only)
  • Bakemonogatari GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Barakamon GN 18+1 (Digital Only)
  • BL Metamorphosis Graphic Novel (GN) 2
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 16 (Digital Only)
  • Cells at Work! Baby GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • City GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • DAYS GN 19 (Digital Only)
  • Dolly Kill Kill GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • GE – Good Ending GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Hayate the Combat Butler GN 11-12 (Digital Only)
  • Hell Warden Higuma GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • High-rise Invasion Omnibus GN 7
  • Hi Score Girl GN 3
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • I Fell in Love After School GN  6 (Digital Only)
  • I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Kakafukaka GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Kingdom of Z GN 1
  • The King of Fighters: A New Beginning GN 3P
  • Little Devils GN 4
  • MabuSasa GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • My Room Is a Dungeon Rest Stop GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • ne0;lation GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • RIN-NE GN 9-10 (Digital Only)
  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Saint Young Men GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Sue & Tai-chan GN 1 (Digital Only)ly)l
  • Soul Eater Perfect Edition GN 1 (hardcover)
  • That Blue Summer GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • When We Shout for Love GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Witchcraft Works GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Yuzu the Pet Vet GN 2

Other.

  • Bibliophile Princess Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Cooking with Wild Game Novel 8 (Digital Only)
  • Fairy Tail PS4, Switch, PC game
  • Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers The Art of Reflection -Histories Forsaken- Artbook
  • Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Wizard Novel 2
  • Megadimension Neptunia VII Switch game
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON PS4 game
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Novel 6
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 PC, Xbox One game

Wednesday News- July 1, 2020

Wednesday News- July 1, 2020

Misaki Saito Ends Keishichō Battōka Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-06-30/misaki-saito-ends-keishicho-battoka-manga/.161229

Sunrise Registers ‘Love Live! Superstar!!’ Trademark- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-06-30/sunrise-registers-love-live-superstar-trademark/.161231

Sonic the Hedgehog Film Opens at #6 in Japan, But Ghibli Takes Top 3- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-07-01/sonic-the-hedgehog-film-opens-at-no.6-in-japan-but-ghibli-takes-top-3/.161298

Game Review- Pokémon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/game/pokemon-sword-and-shield-isle-of-armor/.161213

Anime

  • After the Rain BD
  • Astroganger BD
  • Black Clover Season 2 Part 5 BD
  • Black Clover Season 2 Part 5 Artbook BD
  • Bleach Set 7 BD
  • City Hunter Season 1 Part 2 BD
  • Crusher Joe: The Movie BD
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Limited Edition BD
  • Lupin III: Goodbye Partner BD
  • Midnight Occult Civil Servants BD
  • Ninja Scroll BD
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl BD
  • Run with the Wind Premium Box Set BD
  • Sengoku Basara – Samurai Kings: The Last Party Season 2 Part 5 BD

Manga

  • A Devotion That Changes Worlds GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends GN 18 (Digital Only)
  • Infinite Dendrogram GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Koimonogatari Graphic Novel (GN) 1
  • Konohana Kitan GN 8
  • Love Me for Who I Am GN 1
  • Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! GN 5 (Digital Only)C
  • Otherworldly Izakaya “Nobu” GN 7
  • Suzuki Just Wants a Quiet Life GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • To Love Ru Darkness GN 16 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack PS4 game
  • Full Metal Panic! Novel 7 (Digital Only)
  • Hello, I am a Witch and my Crush Wants me to Make a Love Potion! Novel (Digital Only) (Digital Only)
  • The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Switch gameC
  • My Next Life as a Villainness: All Routes Lead to Doom! Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA Novel 3 (Digital Only).
  • One-Punch Man: Road to Hero 2.0 iOS, Android game
  • The Wonderful 101: Remastered PS4, PC, Switch game

 

Wednesday News- June 17, 2020

Wednesday News- June 17, 2020

The Spring 2020 Light Novel Guise Part II- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2020-06-15/the-spring-2020-light-novel-guide-part-i/i/.160527

Fire Force Anime Season 2 Premieres on July 3- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-06-17/fire-force-anime-season-2-premieres-on-july-3/.160721

The List: 5 Anime We’re Excited for in 2020- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2020-06-14/.160575

Yu Yu Hakusho Comes the GRAND SUMMONERS in New Collaboration- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/advertorial/2020-06-17/yu-yu-hakusho-comes-to-grand-summoners-in-new-collaboration/.160653

Anime

  • Domestic Girlfriend BD
  • Mysteria Friends Premium Box Set BD
  • Tales of Zestiria the X Complete Series Essentials BD
  • YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. Part 1 BD
  • YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. Part 2 BD

Manga

  • 20th Century Boys Perfect Edition Graphic Novel (GN) 8
  • Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Blue Flag GN 2
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Canis Dear Mr. Rain GN
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund: Age of Scarlet Order GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction GN 8
  • Dolly Kill Kill GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 25 (Digital Only)
  • Don’t Call Me Daddy GN
  • Drifting Classroom Perfect Edition GN 3 (hardcover)
  • Flower Demon Door of the Sakaimeya GN 25 (Digital Only)
  • GE – Good Ending GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Golden Kamuy GN 16
  • Granblue Fantasy GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Hinamatsuri GN 8
  • I’ll Win You Over, Sempai! GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition GN 4 (Digital Only)Pl
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear GN 1
  • Lily Fairy Tale: Little Red Cap and Cinderella GN (Digital Only)
  • Love on the Other Side: A Nagabe Short Story Collection GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Maga Tsuki GN 11-13 (Digital Only)
  • Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition GN 1
  • Masamune-kun’s Revenge GN 11
  • Men’s Life: Her Secret Life in the Boy’s Dormitory GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • My Boy GN 1-5 (Digital Only)
  • No Vampire, No Happy Ending GN 1
  • Satoko and Nada GN 3
  • Shōjo Fight GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • SHWD GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 3 (Digital Only)P
  • Suzuki Just Wants a Quiet Life GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • That Blue Summer GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Tomo-chan is a Girl! GN 7
  • Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Weathering With You GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • When Budding Lilies Bloom GN (Digital Only)
  • Witch Hat Atelier GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs GN 9P

Other

  • Classroom of the Elite Novel 4.5
  • Her Majesty’s Swarm Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Invincible Shovel Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • Magical Girl Raising Project Novel 8
  • Namco Museum Archives Vol 1 PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC game
  • Namco Museum Archives Vol 2 PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC game
  • Wild Times With a Fake Fake Princess Novel 1 (Digital Only)

 

Wednesday News- June 3, 2020

Wednesday News- June 3, 2020

Review: City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyeshttps://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/city-hunter/shinjuku-private-eyes/.143666

Cells at Work: Bacteria! Manga Ends in July- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-06-03/cells-at-work-bacteria-manga-ends-in-july/.160201

Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Shop Writer Teases Similarities, Changes- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-06-03/netflix-live-action-cowboy-bebop-show-writer-teases-similarities-changes/.160202

Strike the Blood Novel Series’ Main Story to End- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-06-03/strike-the-blood-novel-series-main-story-to-end/.160224

Kodansha Comics Licenses Cells at Work! Spinoffs, That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-06-03/kodansha-comics-licenses-cells-at-work-spinoffs-that-time-i-got-reincarnated-as-a-workaholic-slime-manga/.160200

Anime

  • Aria the Origination Season 3 + OVAs BD
  • Demon Lord, Retry! BD
  • Mix Part 2 BDP
  • Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ Essentials BD
  • Robotics;Notes Essentials BD
  • Sound! Euphonium The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day BD/DVD
  • Strike Witches: 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING Take Off! BD
  • Tamako Market Love Story Collection BD
  • Tokyo Godfathers BD/DVD

Manga

  • Ao Haru Ride GN 11
  • Black Clover GN 21
  • A Centaur’s Life GN 18 (Digital Only)
  • Chihayafuru GN 20 (Digital Only)P (Digital Only)
  • A Condition Called Love GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba GN 13
  • Dragon Ball Super GN 9
  • Dungeon Builder: The Demon King’s Labyrinth is a Modern City! GN 2
  • Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 36
  • How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? GN 3
  • Jujutsu Kaisen GN 4
  • Knight of the Ice GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • LDK GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • Love Me for Who I Am GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Magical Girl Site GN 12
  • Marginal Operation GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid GN 9
  • My Hero Academia GN 24
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes GN 7
  • Natsume’s Book of Friends GN 24
  • The Promised Neverland GN 15
  • Queen’s Quality GN 9
  • Rent-A-Girlfriend GN 1
  • Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō GN 10
  • Saki the Succubus Hungers Tonight GN 2
  • Sarazanmai: Reo and Mabu GN
  • Smile Down the Runway GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Something’s Wrong With Us GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • SPY×FAMILY GN 1
  • To Be Next to you GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • To Your Eternity GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • We Never Learn GN 10
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V GN 7
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 24
  • Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs GN 9
  • Yuzu the Pet Vet GN 2 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Altina the Sword Princess Novel 4 (Digital Only)
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 2 Novel 2P
  • Breath of Fire Official Complete Works book (hardcover)
  • By the Grace of the Gods Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Can Someone Please Explain What’s Going On?! Novel 2 (Digital Only)
  • How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Novel 10C
  • In Another World With My Smartphone Novel 10
  • The Invincible Shovel Novel 1
  • Kokoro Connect Novel 9 Part 1 (Digital Only)
  • The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Novel 11 (Digital Only)
  • Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide Updated Edition arbook (hardcover)
  • Mega Man Star Force Official Complete Works artbook (hardcover)
  • Record of Wortenia War Novel 6 (Digital Only)

Wednesday News- May 20 , 2020

Wednesday News- May 20 , 2020

 

Kentarō Katayama Denpa teki na Kanojo Novels Get Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-05-19/kentaro-katayama-denpa-teki-na-kanojo-novels-get-manga/.159678

Netflix Streams Cardcaptor Sakura Anime in U.S., Canada on June 1- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-05-19/netflix-streams-cardcaptor-sakura-anime-in-u.s-canada-on-june-1/.159699

Phantasy Star Online 2 Game Launches on PC in N. American on May 27- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2020-05-19/phantasy-star-online-2-game-launches-on-pc-in-n-america-on-may-27/.159697

The List: 5 Worst Anime Relationships- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2020-05-17/.159596

Anime

  • King of Thorn Essentials BD
  • Promare BD/DVD
  • Promare DVD
  • Promare Steelbook BD/DVD
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 1 BD/DVD
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 1 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Senryū Girl BD

Manga

  • BEASTARS Graphic Novel (GN) 6
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun: Astral Buddy GN 3 (Digital Only)A
  • A Devotion That Changes Worlds GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Dolly Kill Kill GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Flower Demon Door of the Sakaimeya GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • GE – Good Ending GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Granny Girl Hinata-chan GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku GN 2
  • I’ll Win You Over, Sempai! GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Knight of the Ice GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Levius/est GN 4
  • New Game! GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Nobo and Her? GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • No Guns Life GN 5
  • Ping Pong GN 1
  • Ran And The Gray World GN 7
  • The Reprise of the Spear Hero GN 2
  • Saiyuki GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 38 (Digital Only)
  • Something’s Wrong With Us GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Space Brothers GN 36 (Digital Only)
  • Species Domain GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • That Blue Summer GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • To Your Eternity GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Urusei Yatsura GN 6
  • The Way of the Househusband GN 3
  • Yozakura Quartet GN 25 (Digital Only)

Other

  • Banner of the Stars Novel 3 (Digital Only)
  • Bibliophile Princess Novel 2 (Digital Only)A
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • The Wonderful 101: Remastered Switch, PS4, PC game

Wednesday News- May 13, 2020

Wednesday News- May 13, 2020

Tokyopop Reveals New Release Dates for Delayed Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-05-12/tokyopop-reveals-new-release-dates-for-delayed-manga/.159368

The List: Top 5 CLAMP Anime- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2020-05-10/.159399

Sekai Games to Release faultmilestone one for PS4 on May 22- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-05-13/sekai-games-to-release-fault-milestone-one-for-ps4-on-may-22/.159508

World’s End Harem Gets 3rd Spinoff Manga With Reverse Harem Story- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-05-13/world-end-harem-gets-3rd-spinoff-manga-with-reverse-harem-story/.159499

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Game’s Trailer Previews Story- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-05-12/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-iv-game-trailer-previews-story/.159480

Anime

  • Code:Breaker Essentials BD
  • Devil May Cry Essentials BD
  • Howl’s Moving Castle Steelbook BD/DVD
  • Maid Sama! BD
  • Ponyo Steelbook BD/DVD
  • Vampire Hunter D OVA Steelbook BD

Manga

  • Ace of the Diamond GN 26 (Digital Only)
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm GN 4 (Digital Only)A
  • Beyond the Clouds GN 1-2 (Digital Only)
  • Cat Shit One Graphic Novel (GN) 1
  • City GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • The Dorm of Love and Secrets GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Dungeon Builder: The Demon King’s Labyrinth is a Modern City! GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Flying Witch GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition GN 9 (hardcover)
  • Giant Killing GN 20 (Digital Only)
  • Given GN 2
  • The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear GN 1 (Digital Only)A (Digital Only)
  • Masamune-kun’s Revenge GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • The Mermaid Prince GN 4 (Digital Only)A
  • Pokémon Sun & Moon GN 7
  • RIN-NE GN 33
  • Sarazanmai: Reo and Mabu GN (Digital Only)
  • Shed that Skin, Ryugasaki-san! GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Splatoon GN 9
  • To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Tokyo Revengers GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • Transformers GN 2 (hardcover)
  • A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow GN 3
  • Wandering Witch GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Yo-kai Watch GN 14

Other

  • Classroom of the Elite Novel 5 (Digital Only)
  • Cooking with Wild Game Novel 7 (Digital Only)C
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix Switch game
  • Outer Ragna Novel 2 (Digital Only)A