Weekly News Collection,Apr 17th-23rd

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Anime English Dub- Back Arrow

Funimation announced on Thursday that it will stream an English dub for the Back Arrow television anime beginning on Friday. The anime premiered on January 8. The series will run for two cours (quarters of a year). Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. AnimeLab and Wakanim are also streaming the series.


New Manga- Marvel Deadpool: Samurai, Marvel Meow, ‘Secret Reverse’

Viz Media announced on Thursday that it is collaborating with Marvel Comics to publish manga and comics based on Marvel characters. The companies will release Nao Fuji’s Marvel Meow based on the comic strips from Marvel’s official Instagram page on October 12, writer Sanshirō Kasama and artist Hikaru Uesugi’s Deadpool: Samurai manga in February 2022, and Kazuki Takahashi‘s (Yu-Gi-Oh!) “Secret Reverse” one-shot manga in summer 2022.


Restaurant to Another World TV – Season 2 Coming

The official website for Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine is hosting a cover image of the magazine’s June issue, and the image lists a second television anime season based on Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami’s Restaurant to Another World (Isekai Shokudō) light novel series. The same issue is launching Yamizawa-Morozawa’s new manga series adaptation, Isekai Shokudō ~Yōshoku no Nekoya~ (Restaurant to Another World: Western Cuisine Nekoya), on April 26.


Anime sequel- Dr. Stone: Stone Wars

The official Facebook page for Adult Swim‘s Toonami programming block announced on Wednesday that the block will begin airing Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, the second season anime of Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki‘s Dr. Stone manga, on May 15 at 1:00 a.m. EDT (effectively, May 16).

Live-Action: Tokyo Revengers Film’s Trailer Reveals Theme Song

The official website for Warner Bros. Japan‘s live-action film of Ken Wakui‘s Tokyo Revengers manga began streaming the full trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals and previews the film’s theme song “Namae o Yobu yo” (I’ll Call Your Name) by rock band SUPER BEAVER. Hiro Shimono, a prolific voice actor and self-professed fan of the original manga, narrates the trailer as he did for the previous teaser trailer.


End of No Guns Life Series (13th Volume)

Tasuku Karasuma announced on Twitter on Monday that his No Guns Life manga will end in its 13th volume.  Karasuma launched the manga in August 2014 after first publishing the story as a one-shot manga. Shueisha released the 12th compiled book volume on Monday. Viz Media will ship the 10th volume in English on May 18.  The manga inspired a television anime, the first half of which premiered in October 2019. Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The show’s second half was initially scheduled to premiere in April 2020, but was delayed due to the effects of the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The anime was rescheduled to July 2020 and then premiered on TBS on July 9. The show had 24 episodes.


Anime Adaptation- Rin Asano’s Deaimon Gets Anime Project

The official Twitter account for Kadokawa‘s Young Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Rin Asano‘s Deaimon manga is getting an anime project. The announcement did not reveal the anime’s format. The manga launched in the May 2016 issue of Young Ace. Kadokawa published the manga’s 10th compiled volume on November 4, and will publish the 11th compiled volume on May 1.


Anime Sequel- The Quintessential Quintuplets Film in 2022

The official Twitter account for The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) television anime announced on Sunday that the Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie) sequel will open next year. The film news came during the evening session of “The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ Special Event 2021 in Nakano Sun Plaza.”


New Manga- Michi Ichiho’s ‘Maо̄ no Kikan’ Short Story

The official Twitter account for Kodansha‘s Afternoon magazine announced last Tuesday that Nori Arashiyama will launch a manga mini-series about a family based on the short story “Maо̄ no Kikan” (Return of the Demon King) by Michi Ichiho‘s (Yes, No, or Maybe?) from the book Small Worlds on April 24.  The novel series inspired an anime that premiered in screenings around Japan as part of the BL FES!!-Boys Love Festival!!- on December 11.


New Manga- Tokyo Ravens: Sword of Song’s Ran Kuze

This year’s 20th issue of Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Ran Kuze‘s “Kuroiwa Medaka ni Watashi no Kawaii ga Tsūjinai” (My Cuteness Isn’t Getting Through to Medaka Kuroiwa) one-shot manga will have a full serialization that will launch in the magazine’s 26th issue on May 26.  The magazine previously teased the manga as a “1000% cute romantic war” between a popular girl and a romance-shunning guy. Kuze published the one-shot in the magazine’s combined fourth and fifth 2021 issue in December 2020.


Fairy Tail’s New Mobile Game – Gate of Nightmares

Square Enix and Kodansha announced a new smartphone role-playing game titled Gate of Nightmares featuring character designs and world-building by Fairy Tail and Edens Zero manga creator Hiro Mashima on Thursday. The game is slated for iOS and Android, but Square Enix did not reveal a release date. The game is planning to accept applications for beta testing for the game in the upcoming days.


New Game: Resident Evil 4 VR Game

Facebook‘s Oculus Studios began streaming a new video for the new virtual reality version of the Resident Evil 4 game for the Oculus Quest 2 headset system on Wednesday.  CAPCOM partnered with Facebook and developer Armature for the new version. The game will be played in a new first-person perspective, with movement handled via analog stick. Players can move their upper body independently, and can use the Touch controller to pick up items and interact with them.


New Game: Puzzle Bobble VR Game Launches on May 20

Taito and Servios announced on Thursday that they will release the Puzzle Bobble VR: Vacation Odyssey VR game for Oculus Quest on May 20.  The game features 100 new puzzles as well as different gameplay modes such as story mode, infinite mode, and online duel mode. It is compatible with both Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2. It also supports the Oculus Touch controller.


SINoALICE x Re:Zero Collab In-Game

Square Enix’s SINoALICE smartphone game’s collaboration event with the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime launched on Friday. It will run until April 30.  The original story event will feature music from the anime’s official soundtrack. In the story, Subaru is transported to the world of SINoALICE and fights to make his way back to the world of Re:Zero. Log in during the event period to obtain the Subaru Natsuki/Sorcerer character. Other limited-edition classes Emilia/Cleric, Reinhard/Breaker, Rem/Crusher and Ram/Paladin will be available through the gacha after playing through their corresponding story events.

Build Divide New Card Game and Anime

Media company Aniplex, card game design company Yūhodō, and animation studio LIDEN FILMS announced a new multimedia project titled Build Divide, with Kakegurui manga writer Homura Kawamoto and his younger brother Hikaru Muno credited for the original work. The project will have a trading card game, as well as an original television anime project titled Build Dive -#00000 (Code Black)-. It is Aniplex’s first trading card game with an original anime project. The first course (quarter of a year) of the anime will premiere in October later this year, with the card game also debuting in the same month. The second cours will premiere in April 2022.

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