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The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Novel Series Gets TV Anime

Kodansha Lanove Bunko’s editorial department blog revealed on Thursday that artist Norihito Sasaki, writer Nana Mikoshiba, and character designer Riko Korie’s The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Hyо̄ken no Majutsushi ga Sekai wo Suberu – Sekai Saikyо̄ no Majutsushi de Aru Shо̄nen wa, Majutsu Gakuin ni Nyūgaku Suru) light novel series and manga will get a television anime in January 2023. The wraparound jacket band on the light novel series’ fifth volume, which launched in some bookstores on Thursday, also announces the anime.

The Legendary Hero is Dead! Manga Gets TV Anime in 2023

Subaruichi’s The Legendary Hero is Dead! (Yūsha ga Shinda! Murabito no Ore ga Hotta Otoshiana ni Yuusha ga Ochita Kekka) manga is getting a television anime in 2023. A new website opened on Thursday, and it reveals a visual, promotional video, cast, and staff.

hololive VTubers Pose For Upcoming Doctor Strange Film Poster

The hololive Virtual YouTubers La+ Darknesss (also written as Laplus Darkness), Shirakami Fubuki, Aki Rosenthal, Oozora Subaru, Sakura Miko, Inugami Korone, Takane Lui, and Sakamata Chloe have teamed up for a visual replicating the poster for the Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness film.

Gainax Co-Founder, Evangelion Creator Hideaki Anno Receives Japan’s Medal

The Japanese government announced on Thursday that director Hideaki Anno is receiving the spring 2022 Medal with Purple Ribbon. The medal is awarded to “individuals who have contributed to academic and artistic developments, improvements and accomplishments.” Yasushi Akimoto, the founder of the AKB48 idol group franchise and the creator of the One Missed Call (Chakushin Ari) novel and film franchise, is also receiving the Medal with Purple Ribbon.

Days on Fes’ Kanato Oka Launches Kenran Bankara Manga

Manga creator Kanato Oka launched a new manga titled Kenran Bankara in Kadokawa’s Comic Newtype website on Tuesday. The manga is an adaptation of Junpaku Natsume’s Junpaku to Ōgon (White and Gold) light novel. “Chapter 0” debuted on Tuesday, followed by the first chapter on May 3, and the second chapter on May 10.

New Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers Trailer Shows Anime, Game Cameos

Disney+ unveiled a new trailer for the Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers live-action/animated hybrid film on Wednesday, and it’s full of Disney, anime, and video game references, and cameos.

Golden Kamuy’s Satoru Noda Relaunches Supinamarada! Ice Hockey Manga

The combined 22nd and 23rd issue of Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Satoru Noda will relaunch his Supinamarada! ice hockey sports manga. The magazine did not reveal the date of the relaunch. Noda’s Golden Kamuy manga also ended in the same issue.

hololive’s Houshou Marine Sets Sail In Animated Music Video

hololive Virtual YouTuber Houshou Marine debuted a lavishly animated music video on Wednesday for her original song “Marine Shukkō!!” (Marine Sets Sail!!).

Tetsuya Saruwatari Launches Manga Based on Moby Dick

The May issue of Shueisha’s Grand Jump Mucha magazine revealed on Tuesday that Tetsuya Saruwatari will launch a new manga mini-series titled Ahab in the magazine’s next issue on June 21. The manga will have a color opening page and will feature in the issue’s front cover. It will run for only three issues. The manga is based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick novel, which tells the story of whaling captain Ahab on his single minded quest to exact revenge on Moby Dick, the whale that robbed him of a leg in an earlier voyage.

Kaitō Queen wa Circus ga Osuki Anime Film’s Trailer

he official website for the theatrical original video anime (OVA) of Kaoru Hayamine’s Kaitō Queen wa Circus ga Osuki (Mirage Queen Aime Cirque) novel revealed a trailer on Thursday. The video reveals and previews the theme song “Gyakuten no Regina” (Reversal Regina) by Little Black Dress. There will be preview screenings at Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo on May 25 and at Umeda Burg 7 in Osaka on June 1. There will also be talk shows cast members at the preview screenings. Starting on May 6, a limited number of Mubichike cards with a movie stand will go on sale. The anime will premiere in theaters on June 17.

Healer Girl Original Anime Gets Manga Spinoff on May 26

The June issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine revealed on Wednesday that Studio 3Hz’ Healer Girl original anime will get a manga spinoff titled Healer Girl espressivo that will launch in the magazine’s next issue on May 26. Imo Ōno will draw the manga. The anime premiered on April 4. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

Sailor Moon Manga’s Final Arc Gets 2 Sailor Moon Cosmos Films in Early Summer 2023

A special program commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Sailor Moon anime revealed on Thursday that the “Shadow Galactica” arc, the final arc of Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga, will get a two-part anime film project titled Gekijōban Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Cosmos (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos the Movie) that will open in Japan in early summer 2023. A new official website opened and revealed a trailer and visual. The films will feature a returning cast.

Earth Defense Force 6 Game’s Trailer Reveals August 25 Launch

D3 Publisher announced on Friday that the Earth Defense Force 6 game will launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on August 25 in Japan. The company streamed an announcement trailer. The game will get a digital deluxe edition, which includes the game, season pass, and bonus items.

Blood Blockade Battlefront Back 2 Back Manga Gets Continuation in Fall

The 2022 spring issue of Shueisha’s Jump SQ. RISE magazine revealed on Thursday that Yasuhiro Nightow’s Blood Blockade Battlefront Back 2 Back manga will continue with a “third season” in the magazine’s fall issue (the manga will skip the magazine’s summer issue). The magazine previously revealed earlier this year that the manga as a whole will end in the spring issue, but the issue only featured the end of the “second season.”

GrimGrimoire OnceMore Remastered Game’s Trailer Previews Battles, Familiars

Nippon Ichi Software began streaming on Friday a new trailer for GrimGrimoire OnceMore, its remaster of Vanillware’s GrimGrimoire PlayStation 2 game, for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The gameplay video previews battles and familiars. The game will launch in Japan on July 28. The 2D real-time strategy game’s remaster will include improved high-resolution visuals, new voice recordings, and new features such as “Great Magic” and “Skill Trees.” There will be new fast-forward and in-battle save options, as well as a new hard difficulty.

Bandai Spirits to Build New Hobby Center Factory

Bandai Namco Holdings’ toy and hobby subsidiary Bandai Spirits announced plans on Thursday to build a new Bandai Hobby Center factory, with the company planning to acquire 4,506 tsubo (approximately 14,895 square meters) of land, and a planned production launch in 2024. The company is planning to prioritize workplace safety in the new factory.

Sony Streams Ultraviolet: Code 044, Viper’s Creed Anime on YouTube

Sony’s Throwback Toons YouTube channel began streaming the second episode of the Ultraviolet: Code 044 anime on April 20 and the 11th episode of the Viper’s Creed anime on Saturday.

Live-Action ‘Anime Supremacy!’ Film’s New Trailer Streamed

The staff for the live-action film adaptation of Mizuki Tsujimura’s Anime Supremacy! (Haken Anime!) novel began streaming an “anime will change the world” trailer for the film on Monday. The video will stream until June 30. The film will open on May 20. Kōhei Yoshino is directing the overall live-action film, and Yōsuke Masaike is writing the script. Toei Tokyo Film Studio is filming the work, and Toei will distribute the film. The film stars Riho Yoshioka, Tomoya Nakamura, Tasuku Emoto, and Machiko Ono. The film will also feature in-story anime projects that will feature the work of two different real-life staff.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Film’s PS4, Switch Game Previewed

MAGES. began streaming a second promotional video on Thursday for Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome ~Kimi to Sugoshita Itsutsu no Omoide~ (The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie: Five Memories of My Time with You), the video game adaptation of the Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie) sequel anime film. The game will launch with standard and limited editions for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on June 2. The limited edition comes with a five-disc drama CD set.

Disgaea 6 Complete Game’s Trailer Highlights Basics

NIS America began streaming a gameplay trailer on Tuesday for the complete version of its Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny game for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. Disgaea 6 Complete will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC in North America and Europe on June 28, and in Australia and New Zealand on July 2. Disgaea 6 Complete is a new version of the game that contains all previously released content and DLC. Nippon Ichi Software will release the Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny game for PlayStation 5 in Japan on June 16.

Kakegurui’s Homura Kawamoto Launches New Manga on May 20

Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ web manga service announced on Sunday that manga creator Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui) will launch a new manga titled Bakumatsu Tobaku Barbaroi (Bakumatsu Gambling Barbaroi) on the service on May 20. Kawamoto will write the manga, while Toyotaka Haneda is drawing the art.

My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1 Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime

Nazuna Miki and Subachi’s My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 (Level 1 dakedo Unique Skill de Saikyō desu) light novel series is getting a television anime.

Love Live! Sunshine!!, Hatsune Miku’s Music Video Previews Collaboration Song

The Love Live! Sunshine!! project’s YouTube channel began streaming a music video that previews the collaboration between the franchise’s Aqours unit and the Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku. The collaboration’s song “BANZAI! digital trippers” will debut on August 4. Love Live! Sunshine!! and Hatsune Miku are collaborating as part of the “We Are Challengers Project,” which marks the sixth anniversary of Love Live! Sunshine!! The collaboration includes a new song and an animated music video.

Uma Musume Pretty Derby Franchise Gets New Streaming Anime

The “Uma Musume Pretty Derby 4th Event Special Dreamers!!” at Yokohama’s Pia Arena MM announced on Wednesday that the franchise will have a new streaming anime (as opposed to a television anime, as most of the previous projects were). The new anime will depict T.M. Opera O, Admire Vega, Narita Top Road, and other Uma Musume (Horse Girls) going head-to-head to win Classic competitions. The staff will announce more details in the future.

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