NieR:Automata Celebrates 4 Years and 5.5 Million Copies Sold

NieR:Automata, the critically acclaimed sequel to NieR:Replicant, has hit a double-milestone and is celebrating both its 4 year anniversary and some 5.5 million physical and digital copies sold for PlayStation 4, Steam, and Xbox One. It's a double celebration Since launching in Japan four years ago today, #NieR:Automata has surpassed 5.5 million shipments and digital…

Seven Seas Chills in Another World with Two More Isekai Licenses

Seven Seas Entertainment added two more isekai manga series to its lineup, including Miya Kinojo and Akine Itomachi's Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers and Toudai and Jiro Heian's I Got Caught Up in a Hero Summons, But the Other World Was at Peace!. Both series are due out in print…

Mamoru Hosoda’s Masterpiece The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Gets 4DX Screenings in Japan

Mamoru Hosoda's award-winning anime filmThe Girl Who Leapt Through Time is set to return to Japanese cinemas on April 2 for the 10th anniversary of Studio Chizu, the studio Hosoda set up to produce his newer works, and the 15th anniversary of the film. An updated poster of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time's classic…

Float Like a Butterfly With Shinobu Kocho’s Demon Slayer Toy Sword

Stinglike a bee with atoy replica ofShinobu Kocho's Nichirin Sword. The toywas revealed today to be the second sword reproduced for theDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no YaibaDX Nichirin Swordline of toys. The first in the line was Tanjiro's back in October 2020. Much like Tanjiro's sword,Shinobu's sword plays voice lines from the TV anime series and…

Idol Eggs Compete for Their World Debut in I★Chu The Stage ~La Cage aux Epines~

The official website for I★ChuThe Stage, the stage play adaptation project based on Liber Entertainment's dating sim/rhythm adventure mobile game I★Chu, has announced that its next show I★Chu The Stage ~La Cage aux Epines~ is set to be performed at Theater 1010 in Tokyo from April 15 to 19, 2021. Ticket sales will begin at…

Akai Family Coming Together in Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Film’s New Visual

The official website for the Detective Conan anime feature film series is updated with a new visual for its forthcoming 24th film Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan / Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet featuring the protagonist Conan Edogawa and the four members of the Akai family who hold the key of the film's main story….

Manga Sales at Japanese Bookstores in 2020 Up Huge 31.5% from 2019

On February 22, Nihon Shuppan Hanbai (Nippan), a major publishing agency in Japan, announced that last year's in-store sales rose 4.3 percent over the previous year according to a survey of store sales (covering about 1,700 stores). This is the first time since the survey began in 2000 that the sales number has exceeded that…

“SSSS.GRIDMAN” Heroine Akane Conveys Her Complicated and Painful Feelings in Character Song MV

To commemorate the current rerun in Japan, the SSSS.GRIDMAN TV anime franchise has newly produced a music video for Akane Shinjo (CV: Reina Ueda)'s character song “Motto Kimi wo Shiritai” (I want to know more about you). The song was originally released as the second character song single from the franchise in December 2018and was…

“Touken Ranbu Musical” Higekiri & Hizamaru Show Off Breathtaking Dance Performance in New MV

Two actors from the Touken Ranbu musical series, 21-year-old Hiroki Miura (Higekiri) and 23-year-old Akira Takano (Hizamaru) releases their first CD single “Seijyaku no Toushi” (Fighting Spirit of Silence) in Japan today, February 24, 2021. And the song's full music video featuring their breathtaking dance performance is now streamed on YouTube. The title song was…

Crunchyroll Adds Four Knights of the Apocalypse: The Seven Deadly Sins Manga to Simulpubs

A new manga simulpub is here to brighten up your Tuesday. Crunchyroll announced the addition of Four Knights of the Apocalypse: The Seven Deadly Sins, which has Nakaba Suzuki following up on the wildly popular The Seven Deadly Sins series. The first four chapters will go live in the catalog today at 5:00pm Pacific Time…