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February 9, 2019, 8:30 AM
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Voice actor Kinryu Arimoto began his career in the mid-1960s. Since then, he lent his vocal talents to numerous anime. Perhaps his most famous role was the One Piece pirate Edward Newgate (aka "Whitebeard").

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Are you ready for some seasonal rankings? We're halfway through the winter 2019 season and NTT Docomo, Japan's largest mobile service, has polled anime fans. 63,688 votes were cast, painting a clear picture of this season's successes!

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There are only a few more months left of the Heisei period, which will end when the current emperor abdicates and his son takes over. The era name will change to an as-yet undisclosed new one and, while Japan will not itself immediately transform ...

Upcoming anime movie Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! Kurenai Densetsu has released its second teaser trailer! Set to a dramatic soundtrack, the trailer features the crew receiving a letter involving the Crimson Demons, which they respond to...

This will be the last Valentine's Day of the Heisei era and fans are reflecting on what makes for a perfect manga romance and an ideal partner. The BookLive site polled its users to find out which manga couples and characters stole readers' hearts.

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Monster Hunter: World's collaboration with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was a big surprise revealed in December and Hunters can now check it out, as it is live on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.


Tc Candler has become renowned worldwide for their annual compilation of the most beautiful/handsome faces. The tradition began 29 years ago in 1990, originally as a small student project. Thanks to the internet it has become somewhat of a phenome...

Anisong band JAM Project announced at its Jan. 26 concert in Tokyo that they will be releasing two new singles on April 24! The first of the two singles will be One-Punch Man opener "Uncrowned Greatest Hero" ("Seijaku no Apostle" in Japanese) whic...

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Persona 5 the Animation will wrap things up with a "Stars and Ours" special, where we'll see the Phantom Thieves' last battle. Atlus announced that it will air in Japan on March 23, 2019. across Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV.

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Devil May Cry 5 pre-launch previews, gameplay, and screenshots Several outlets went live today with the final hands-on previews of Capcom's Devil May Cry 5, which include new gameplay and screenshots. Here are a few of the outlets covering the gam...

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The classic supernatural anime, Humanoid Monster Bem, is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. And to celebrate this golden achievement, the anime will be getting a more modern twist with a new TV anime!

Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: anime. heros-ultraman. com (Japan), netflix. com/ultraman (US) Official Twitter Account:@ heros_ultraman A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Tsuburaya Productions has provided SciFi Japan with an update (including ...

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Chara-Ani released a new trailer for Langrisser I & II that highlights what's new for the remake of the first two Langrisser games. In addition to new designs by Ar Tonelico artist Ryo Nagi, it will be fully-voiced.

A rather dedicated fan of the Macross series has recently finished a new life-sized papercraft model of Freyja from Macross Delta (alongside his Lynn Minmay creation), an impressive work of art that may, unfortunately, induce paper-cuts in unpleas...

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PlatinumGames is known for not following conventional game design concepts when it comes to development, but it also shows in their office design. Here's a video tour of the company's sleek Osaka office.

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Mikage, the new company established by former Imageepoch president Ryoei Mikage, has announced Criminal Girls X, the 10th anniversary project for the 2010-launched RPG series. In Japan, where Nippon Ichi Software has granted Mikage use of the Crim...

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It's February, which means we're now halfway through the current Winter 2019 anime season. And just like every season, there are titles which people have already dropped, as well as ones that people are continuing to watch.

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The free-to-play PC game Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation kicked off a special collaboration with DanMachi, or Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon, in celebration of its upcoming film adaptation.

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Langrisser I & II demo now available in Japan Try out a total of six stages between the two titles. A demo for Langrisser I & II is now available for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and Switch via the Nintendo eShop in Japan.

ARGONAVIS, the latest band to be added to the BanG Dream! roster, has released its first key visual! Featuring vocalist Itou Masaharu as Nanahoshi Ren, guitarist Hinata Daisuke as Goryou Yuuto, bassist Maeda Seiji as Matoba Wataru, and keyboardist...

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5pb. released a new trailer showing the animated opening video of Our World is Ended, which is rereleasing as an updated version in Japan called Judgment 7: Our World is Ended. Our World is Ended originally released on the PS Vita in 2017.

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Mangaka Kouhei Horikoshi already has a lot of awards under his belt, and it looks like he added another one. The My Hero Academia official twitter page announced that the mangaka recently won an award in South Korea.

Bringing together many of the most popular anime and manga series to spring forth from the voluminous pages of Weekly Shonen Jump, Jump Force intends to be the one, all-encompassing crossover brawler. Just like the old arguments about who would wi...

Crunchyroll has announced the host for this year's Anime Awards. The company also revealed the list of presenters that will be revealing the winners for each award during the ceremony. For 2019's Anime Awards, voice actress Cristina Vee is schedul...

Movie Title Alita: Battle Angel Director Robert Rodriguez Star Cast Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Harley, Keaan Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez Alita: Battle Angel is an astutely mounted s...

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The leap from manga to live-action is a lot easier than it is to anime for a lot of properties and a new one is on track for this spring. The Iyasaretai Otoko manga is set for an April 2019 debut on TV Tokyo and heading to BS TV Tokyo in July.

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By Alistair Wong . February 7, 2019 . 10:30am Today, PQube announced that they are working with Japanese studio ART Co. Ltd. to make their first game project, a visual novel titled Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa.

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After launching a countdown timer on the Monogatari series official website, it finally reached zero to reveal a new project. To be specific, it celebrates the franchise reaching its 10th anniversary. One of the celebrations includes an anniversar...

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Nippon Ichi has released the second trailer for Destiny Connect, which shows off some of the story beats that talk about how hard it is to change destiny. The trailer reveals that the children that Sherry meets in Clockney's past are in fact her f...

Adventure series Vinland Saga has released its first trailer for its TV anime adaptation, which is set to air in 2019! Based on the manga by Yukimura Makoto, Vinland Saga is a historical series inspired by the Viking legends.

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