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Neko Works Confirms Newly Announced Inupara: Dogs Paradise Game is ‘Not a Joke’

Neko Works, the creators of the Nekopara visual novels, announced the Inupara: Dogs Paradise project with an opening song video and character profiles in multiple languages on Friday, April 1. The official YouTube channel began streaming the project’s opening video on YouTube, which features the theme song “Inu no Ōta” by singer Nanahira. The channel also pinned a comment stating in English that the video posted on April Fool’s Day was “Not a Joke.”

Made in Abyss Anime Season 2 Unveils July Premiere

The staff for Made in Abyss: Retsujitsu no Ōgonkyō (Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun), the second television anime season based on Akihito Tsukushi’s Made in Abyss manga. The three main cast members are returning.

Sōichirō’s Salad Viking Manga Gets 30-Second Animated Ad to Promote 1st Volume

The official YouTube channel for Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and Shonen Jump+ website and app began streaming a 30-second animated ad on Friday for Sōichirō’s Salad Viking manga. The ad celebrates the manga’s first compiled volume, which will ship on April 4. Sōichirō launched the manga on Shonen Jump+ on December 4, and Sōichirō publishes a new chapter every other week.

2nd Free! The Final Stroke Film’s Trailer Previews Franchise Finale

The official website for the Free! anime franchise revealed the full trailer for the second film in the new two-part anime film project Free! The Final Stroke on Friday. The trailer previews the anime franchise’s finale with the main theme song “This Fading Blue” by the disbanded unit OLDCODEX. The first film opened in Japan on September 17, and the second part will open in Japan on April 22. The staff members tease that the films are the “final chapter” for the franchise. The project’s tagline is, “Let’s go, to the stage of glory.”

Monster Hunter Riders Smartphone Game Ends Service on June 16

CAPCOM announced on Thursday it will end service on its Monster Hunter Riders smartphone game on June 16 at 12:00 p.m. JST. CAPCOM halted purchase of the in-game “orb” currency on Thursday. The game launched in Japan in February 2020.

Promo Video for Build Divide Anime’s 2nd Part

Aniplex began streaming a promotional video on Friday for BUILD-DIVIDE -#FFFFFF- CODE WHITE, the second cours (quarter of a year) for the anime in Aniplex, Yūhodō, and LIDEN FILMS’ Build Divide multimedia project. The video previews both the opening and ending theme songs. EGOIST is performing the anime’s second opening theme song “Gold,” and Who-ya Extended is performing the second ending theme song “A Shout Of Triumph.” The anime’s second cours will premiere on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11 on April 2 at 12:30 a.m. JST (effectively, April 3), before airing on other networks.

Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles CG Animated Series’ Trailer Reveals April 28 Premiere

Netflix and Dark Horse Comics unveiled a trailer for Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, the new CG animated series based on Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo comics. The video reveals that the series will premiere on April 28 on Netflix. Gaumont is producing the series, and Mumbai-based 88 Pictures is the CGI animation studio.

Sword Art Online Anime’s Recap Promo Video Commemorates 10th Anniversary

Aniplex began streaming a promotional video to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sword Art Online anime. The 16-minute video includes footage and music from the Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online II, Sword Art Online: Alicization, Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale, and Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night anime. The franchise will host a 10th anniversary event on November 6 in Tokyo.

Masamune-kun’s Revenge Anime Gets 2nd Season

The official website for the television anime of Hazuki Takeoka and Tiv’s Masamune-kun’s Revenge (Masamune-kun no Revenge) manga announced on Saturday that the anime will get a second season titled Masamune-kun’s Revenge R (Masamune-kun no Revenge R). The website streamed a promotional video that reveals the anime’s new logo. The website also released a comic strip on Saturday confirming the second season (pictured above). The website had previously released an April Fool’s comic strip on Friday jokingly announcing a “season 3” before even revealing a “season 2” (pictured below).

The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls U149 Manga Gets TV Anime

The final concert in “The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls 10th Anniversary M@gical Wonderland!!!” tour ended on Sunday with an announcement that Kyowno’s The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls U149 manga is launching a television anime adaptation by the studio Cygames Pictures.

Attack on Titan The Final Season Anime’s ‘Conclusion’ to Air in 2023

The Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 anime ended on Monday with an announcement that the Attack on Titan The Final Season’s “conclusion” will air on the NHK-General channel in 2023. The teaser’s English description calls the next part “Part 3,” but the Japanese text calls it “kanketsu-hen” (conclusion).

Pokémon Anime’s 25th Anniversary Promo Video Recaps Ash’s Journey

The official Twitter account for the Pokémon anime franchise began streaming a promotional video that commemorates the 25th anniversary of the anime series. The video recaps Ash’s journey and the Pokémon he has caught throughout the show’s run. It features the anime’s first opening theme song “Mezase Pokémon Master” by Rica Matsumoto, the Japanese voice actress for Satoshi (Ash).

Dark Horse to Publish 1st Berserk Manga Volume Since Kentarou Miura’s Passing

Dark Horse Comics confirmed with Crunchyroll on Monday that it will release the 41st compiled book volume of Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga, which includes the final chapters that Miura had created for the series, in November. The volume (English cover pictured right) will go on sale at comic stores on November 9 and in bookstores on November 22. The trade paperback release will include a two-sided color poster insert. This was the series’ first volume since Miura’s passing in May, and the first in three years.

N-INNOCENCE- Smartphone Game Gets Animated Promo Video

Japanese game developer Asobimo began streaming an animated promotional video for its upcoming N-INNOCENCE- smartphone game last Friday. The game will launch in Japan on April 20 and will be free to play but will have optional in-game paid items. Aina Suzuki performs the game’s theme song “Endless Pain.”

Tatsuki Fujimoto to Release New 200-Page 1-Shot on April 11

Shihei Lin, an editor for works such as SPY x FAMILY and Chainsaw Man, announced on Twitter on Monday that Chainsaw Man manga creator Tatsuki Fujimoto will release a new 200-page one-shot manga digitally on April 11. Shueisha will publish the manga on its Shonen Jump+ app and website.

Gundam 00’s Revealed Chronicle CG Anime on YT

The official YouTube channel for the Gundam.info portal site began streaming “EPISODE DEVISE” for Revealed Chronicle, the new CG anime project for the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime, on Monday. The channel streamed both the full 6½-minute episode and a trailer.

Funimation’s YouTube Channel Becomes ‘Crunchyroll Dubs’ Channel

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that Funimation’s YouTube channel has become the “Crunchyroll Dubs” channel. The channel will continue to stream anime clips, trailers, and full episodes of English-dubbed anime. The channel will also post a dubbed first episode every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET, starting with Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- on April 9.

Made in Abyss 3D Action RPG Launches in English This Fall

Spike Chunsoft began streaming an announcement video on Monday for Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness (Made in Abyss: Yami o Mezashita Rensei), its new 3D action RPG for the Made in Abyss franchise. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in fall 2022. The game will have an original story supervised by Akihito Tsukushi and will be available in both English and Japanese (with fully voiced event scenes). Numskull Games is publishing the physical version in Europe.

Breath Shooting Game in English

Aksys Games announced on Tuesday that Kaminari Games’ Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Sakuretsu!! Chorogon Breath, the scrolling shoot ’em up game based on Coolkyoushinja’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon) manga, will launch in English for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in North America in summer 2022.

GKIDS to Release 4 Anime Films by Makoto Shinkai on BD on June 7

GKIDS announced on Monday that it and Shout! Factory will release the following titles by director Makoto Shinkai (your name., Weathering With You) in Japanese with English subtitles and with English dubs on Blu-ray Disc on June 7 in North America. Voices of a Distant Star/ The Place Promised in Our Early Days/ 5 Centimeters Per Second/ Children Who Chase Lost Voices/ She and Her Cat. Voices of a Distant Star and She and Her Cat will be included as bonus features on the 5 Centimeters Per Second Blu-ray Disc release.

‘I’m Quitting Heroing’ TV Anime’s Blu-ray/DVD Adds New 2-Part Anime

The official website for the television anime of Quantum and Hana Amano’s I’m Quitting Heroing: Next Gig Is at the Demon Queen’s Castle (Yūsha, Yamemasu: Tsugi no Shokuba wa Maōjō) fantasy light novel series announced on Wednesday that the anime will ship in two Blu-ray Disc (or DVD) boxes on June 24 and August 24. The boxes will contain 12 television episodes and a new two-part anime titled “Kenshū Ryokō wa Mokuteki o Ushinau na” (Don’t Lose Sight of Why We Took This Research Trip). The anime premiered on Tuesday. Sentai Filmworks acquired exclusive rights to the anime, and is streaming it on HIDIVE and release it on home video.

I: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative Sequel Game’s Trailer

Spike Chunsoft began streaming on Tuesday a gameplay trailer for AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative, the sequel game to Kōtarō Uchikoshi’s AI: The Somnium Files. The video previews the new Virtual Reality, Truth Reenactment, and Wink Psync segments. The game will get costume and t-shirt DLC that will be available until July 14.

A Couple of Cuckoos Anime Reveals Half-Year Run, Mini-Anime, Opening Sequence

The official website for the television anime of Miki Yoshikawa’s A Couple of Cuckoos (Kakkō no Iinazuke) manga posted the main anime’s continuous half-year run, mini-anime, and clean opening sequence on Wednesday. Kiyoe Yoshioka performs the opening theme song “Dekoboko” (Bumpy). The anime will run for two cours (quarters of the year) with no breaks in between. The spinoff mini anime Kakkō no Iikagen will premiere on Kadokawa Anime’s YouTube channel on April 28.

Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts Manga Gets Side-Story Chapter

This year’s ninth issue of Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yu Tomofuji’s Sacrificial Princess & the King of Beasts (Niehime to Kemono no Ō) manga will have a side-story chapter in this year’s second issue of Hana to Yume’s sister magazine The Hana to Yume on April 26. That issue of the magazine will have the tagline “Dark Heroes.”

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