1970s Classic Robot Plastic Model Atlanger is Back with a Bishoujo Figure

    Japanese model manufacturer Aoshima Bunka Kyozai has announced that a new plastic model kit “Gattai Atlanger” from its newly-launched line “Shin Gattai Series” is set to be released in March 2021. The kit is the latest revival model of the company's popular robot plastic model series in the 1970s, “Atlanger.”   As an …

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VTuber Gawr Gura Hits Milestone of 1 Million Subscribers on YouTube

Hololive EN’s Gawr Gura surpassed the 1M subscriber milestone on YouTube this morning during a Minecraft stream in collaboration with fellow Hololive VTuber Mori “Calli” Calliope, who passed 500k subscribers during the same event.   Official Gawr Gura Illustrations by Amashiro Natsuki   “Gura” and “Calli” are VTubers — otherwise known as virtual YouTubers — who …

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Crunchyroll App Available on Playstation 5!

Crunchyroll's coming to the Playstation 5! Right at the PS5 launch, you’ll have access to over 1,000 different anime series on the Crunchyroll app. Your next-generation gaming experience gets even better with your favorite simulcasts streaming at the speed of Japan!   We’re grateful to our friends at Sony for this opportunity to join games like …

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Rotten Tomatoes Gushes Over Lupin III: The First with Perfect Tomatometer Score After Opening Screenings

The 2019 Lupin III: The First movie is winning hearts and minds with every screening, as the latest Lupin III film adaptation breaks with decades of tradition with a fully 3D animated production. This latest Lupin film is completely changing the perception of Japanese-produced 3D animation for the better, and it also helps that the narrative is …

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INTERVIEW: Sarah Emi Bridcutt Has Fun Being Bad as Myne in The Rising of the Shield Hero

  Interview conducted by Thomas Zoth   The Rising of the Shield Hero had a huge cast of memorable characters, but none were quite as infamous as Malty Melromarc (Myne). She threw protagonist Naofumi’s life into chaos mere hours after he was transported into a fantasy world, and used every opportunity she could to undermine …

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Original Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Game to Release on Nintendo Switch for a Limited Time

  After all these years, the original NES Fire Emblem game, Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, will be available in the west … but only for a limited time for the franchise's 30th anniversary. The game will come in both a digital version and a very collector's physical release. A trailer for the game was …

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TONIKAWA TV Anime VA Akari Kito Draws Enchanting Illustration of Tsukasa Yuzaki

  The official Twitter account for TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You unveiled a captivating illustration of the female protagonist of the series, Tsukasa Yuzaki, drawn by none other than her own voice actor, Akari Kito, in her “over the moon cute pajamas.”     【由崎司 役 鬼頭明里さん✨描き下ろし✨によるスペシャルイラスト公開????????】 鬼頭さんに司のイラストを描き下ろしていただきました…????✨素敵なイラストにコメントも☺️TVアニメ「トニカクカワイイ」引き続き応援よろしくお願いいたします‼️????#トニカクカワイイ pic.twitter.com/F3paATirE9 — TVアニメ『トニカクカワイイ』公式 (@tonikawa_anime) October 22, …

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Arrows Fly Again as Kyoto Animation’s Tsurune Gets Anime Film

  During a live stream premiere for the 2nd anniversary of Kyoto Animation archery franchise Tsurune, it was announced that a theatrical version of the series has been decided, with director Takuya Yamamura returning for the anime film. A special video was released for the announcement alongside the first visual and an illustration from Yamamura.     …

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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Can Coffee Collaboration Sales Exceed 50 Million

  Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is not content with just breaking manga sales records and Japanese movie box office records, even the previously reported can coffee collaboration between the franchise and Japanese soft drink company Dydo Drinco has been exceeding popular, selling over 50 million cans of the cold drink and bringing the total sales for all …

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Let’s Sing Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear’s Cute ED Song with Lyric Video

    Following the well-received premiere in Japan, the fall 2020 TV anime Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear has posted a lyric video for its ED theme song “Anone.” performed by Maki Kawase as its protagonist Yuna. In addition to the Japanese lyrics, the 90-second clip also introduces various scenes from the anime story.   Kawase …

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