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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…

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Amazon Prime Video to Stream Final Evangelion Film on August 13

[ad_1] Amazon Prime Video announced on Thursday that it will exclusively stream Evangelion: 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the new version of the “final” Evangelion film, worldwide (except Japan) on August 13. The company streamed a trailer: Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 is the new version of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, and…

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Kodansha Comics Licenses The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, Island in a Puddle, More Manga

[ad_1] Also: A Galaxy Next Door, Phantom of the Idol, Wandance, Welcome Back, Alice, Devil Ecstasy Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the following manga and books. These titles will launch in spring 2022, and they will all get physical releases. Title: The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the ApocalypseCreator: Nakaba…

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This Week in Anime – Is Godzilla Singular Point TOO Smart?

[ad_1] Director Atsushi Takahashi, sci-fi writer and ex-physicist Toh Enjoe, and Studio BONES and Studio Orange introduce their entry in TOHO‘s Kaijuniverse with Godzilla Singular Point. The fantastically animated spectacle looks promising, but is it bogged down by its sci-fi jargon script? ALSO: Back for a special one-time appearance is Andy Pfieffer (@ATastySub) to share…

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Platinum End Anime’s English-Subtitled Trailer Reveals More Staff, Uninterrupted 24-Episode Run

[ad_1] The official website for the television anime of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba‘s Platinum End manga debuted the first English-subtitled trailer on Thursday. The video announces that the anime will have an uninterrupted 24-episode run to adapt the manga’s entire story, and also revealed more staff members. Hideya Takahashi (Strike Witches: Road to Berlin,…

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Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag Smartphone RPG Ends Service on August 30

[ad_1] Game launched in 2016 The official website for Bandai Namco Entertainment‘s Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag smartphone game announced on Thursday that the game is ending service on August 30. The game launched in Japan in August 2016 in Japan, and launched worldwide in January 2017. The side-scroll-type action RPG features both the television…

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1st-Person Anime Yoshimaho: Yoshi Yoshi Magic Posts 1st English-Subtitled Episode

[ad_1] Shorts imagine viewer is transported into 5-year-old body at day care center The official website for DLE, ABC Frontier, marketing company Mash, and production company helo.inc‘s Yoshimaho: Yoshi Yoshi Magic original anime project began streaming the first English-subtitled episode on Thursday. The first episode stars Kentarō Kumagai as Jun, and each of the future…