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Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch Manga Gets Sequel in August

[ad_1] The August issue of Kodansha‘s Nakayoshi magazine announced on Friday that Pink Hanamori will launch Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch aqua, a sequel to her Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch manga, in the magazine’s next issue on August 3. The magazine teases that the manga will feature a “new blue romance” starring Lucia’s daughter….

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Live-Action Hakuōki Series Reveals More Cast

[ad_1] The staff for the live-action series of Otomate‘s Hakuōki otome game franchise revealed three new cast members on Friday. Kotoko Wakayanagi (center in image below) will play series heroine Chizuru Yukimura. This is the first heroine role for Wakayanagi, whom the staff selected from an audition of over 200 applicants. Film and television actor…

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Studio hb’s Original Travel Anime Tabi Hani Casts Miyu Tomita, Kaori Maeda

[ad_1] Original story about 2 girls traveling throughout Japan Studio hb announced on Friday that it has cast Miyu Tomita and Kaori Maeda as the main cast members for its original anime project Tabi Hani. Tomita will play Akari Yashima (first image below), a quiet high schooler who has inherited a love of travel from…

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Tite Kubo Draws Bleach Crossover Visual with Loki TV Series

[ad_1] Manga artist Tite Kubo drew an illustration of Bleach villain Aizen to promote the Loki TV series. Aizen is drawn in a similar pose to Loki in the show’s poster to emphasize the similarities in their traitorous and conniving personalities. Loki premiered on the Disney+ streaming service on June 9. The story is set…

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Peach Boy Riverside Anime Airing Out of Chronological Order

[ad_1] If, like some of our own critics, you found yourself confused by the events in the first episode of Peach Boy Riverside, it’s not your fault. The anime series is airing out of chronological order—that is not the order the events happen in Coolkyoushinja and Johanne‘s original manga. According to an interview with director…

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Gal & Dino Creator’s Sayonara, High School Manga Gets Live-Action Show

[ad_1] Masaki Nishigaki directs show about class caste system starring Aran Abe Moriko Mori (Gal & Dino) revealed on Twitter on Thursday that his Sayonara, High School manga is inspiring a live-action show. Masaki Nishigaki is directing the series, and writing the script. TUFF STUFF and T-ME are planning and producing the show. The show…

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Tezuka Productions Head Responds to Backlash Regarding Olympic Committee’s Use of Anime Characters

[ad_1] “The contract was signed at a time when nobody could have imagined the threat of coronavirus.” Last week, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) issued a series of tweets promoting the Tokyo Olympic Games using quotes attributed to characters from various anime series, including Astro Boy, Sailor Moon, and Crayon Shin-chan. As public opposition to…

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Report: Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds Game Topped US$100 Million Faster Than Pokémon Go Did

[ad_1] Mobile app data analysis organization Sensor Tower reported on Wednesday that Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, Netmarble‘s smartphone game based on Level 5‘s Ni no Kuni game series, reached over US$100 million in revenue during its first 11 days. The game reached this milestone faster than Niantic‘s Pokémon GO, which did so in 12…

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‘So I’m a Spider, So What?’ CG Assistant Addresses Production Issues Around Delayed Finale

[ad_1] “The outsourced animation on multiple episodes completely broke down, and Millepensee had to redo it all from scratch.” Naoya Fukushi, who served as a CG assistant at Tengu Kobo on the So I’m a Spider, So What? (Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?) anime, took to Twitter last Friday to explain the show’s production issues…