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February 10, 2019, 1:30 AM

The Daily Sports newspaper reported on Friday that voice actor Kinryuu Arimoto passed away due to esophageal cancer on February 1. He was 77. Arimoto was born in Tottori prefecture on February 11, 1941, and he attended Waseda University.

Gematsu Sal Romano

Ni no Kuni anime film announced Directed by Yoshiyuki Momose. Warner Bros. Japan and Level-5 have announced a Ni no Kuni anime film animated by OLM, Inc. and due out this summer in Japan. Here are the details: ■ Staff Overall Direction / Original ...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

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").

GoBoiano Media Aaron Magulick

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!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

We learned back in May 2018 that the manga series Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki by Masaki Ando is getting an anime adaptation and things are now getting serious. The latest update comes with a new key visual you can see below as well as a premiere ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

All good things must come to a close and the Majestic Prince has now been slated for its own closure. The manga series comes from Rando Ayamine and Hikaru Arashima which began in 2011 and has fifteen volumes out so far.

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

The feature film for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? : Arrow of Orion! is set for a Japanese debut on February 15th, 2019 and we saw last fall that Sentai Filmworks has acquired the rights for the film and that they are looking a...

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Next season, Netflix will finally debut one of the most anticipated anime of 2019, Ultraman. It adapts Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga, and it's certainly coming in with a ton of hype.

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BanG Dream! will be getting its male counterpart very soon. Bushiroad announced it last year when they introduced the franchise's first all-male band,"Argonavis". The band currently includes Shuuta Morishima (keyboard), Seiji Maeda (bass), Daisuke...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© DMM GAMES / Visualworks With a game project slated for release in the winter 2019 season, DMM previously revealed that an anime adaptation of the Namu Amida Bu! -Rendai Utena- project will land sometime in 2019.

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Megumi Ogata is one of the most iconic seiyuu in Japan. She's best known for voicing male characters, though she's also quite good at voicing a few (masculine) female characters as well. And now, she has a new venture, as she has established her o...

Gematsu Sal Romano

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...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

© Makoto Fukami / Seigo Tokiya / SQUARE ENIX · Magical Girl Special Warfare Asuka Production Committee This past summer gave us the reveal that Makoto Fukami and Seigo Tokiya's Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka property as part of the winter 2019 sea...

Siliconera Sato

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.

PS4/Xbox One/PC game launches on March 22 Sony and FromSoftware began streaming a trailer for FromSoftware's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice game on Thursday. The trailer previews the game's story, showing the titular protagonist and how he acquired his...

Siliconera Sato

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.

Siliconera Sato

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.

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...

Trinity Seven: Heaven's Library & Crimson Lord is set to follow up 2017's Trinity Seven the Movie: Eternity Library & Alchemic Girl anime film when it hits theaters in Japan on March 29. While we wait for the overseas premiere-and hopefully some k...

Siliconera Sato

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...

With the event just over a week away, Crunchyroll has revealed the Anime Awards 2018 presenter lineup for this year's event celebrating the best of the best over the last year in the medium. According to Twinfinite, the lineups were revealed in a ...

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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 ...

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