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February 9, 2019, 4:00 PM
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").

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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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D3 Publisher has released the first details and screenshots of Onechanbara Origin, its upcoming Tamsoft-developed remake of The Onechanbara and The Onechanbara 2 for PlayStation 4. ■ Introduction Onechanbara Origin resurrects The Onechanbara and T...

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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...

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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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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.

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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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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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...

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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...

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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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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!

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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...

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...

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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...

If you were wondering whether or not the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations series would be as long as Naruto, well, not if the authors behind the manga have anything to say about it. Shueisha's Manga Plus website posted an interview with Mikio Ikemo...

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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 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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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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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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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