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No Turnips Required: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Remains #1 in Recent Japanese Video Game RankingsJul 10, 8am

Another month and Animal Crossing: New Horizons still remains number #1 in Japan in Famitsu’s recent Video Game Rankings from June 29 to July 5. Second place goes to Sekai no Asobi Taizen 51, Ring Fit Adventure is in Number 3.

Anime Convention ‘Anime Matsuri’ is Rescheduled for 2021Jul 10, 8am

In a daily briefing on Wednesday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that the organizers of the anime and cosplay convention Anime Matsuri will be suspending this year’s event and is rescheduled to next year.

Museum that Replicates Osamu Tezuka’s Former Home is Now OpenJul 10, 5am

For those who have no idea, Osamu Tezuka is named as the “Godfather of Anime and Manga”, notable for creating Astro Boy, Black Jack, Kimba the White Lion, and so on. For those who are fans of his work, you might consider visiting a museum which actually replicates his former residence.

‘My Hero Academia’ Manga Series Ranks at #20 on 2019 U.S. BookScan ListJul 10, 4am

It was revealed on Tuesday by website The Comics Beat on its annual analysis of NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list of 2019 that My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi is the 20th best-selling graphic novel for that year, sold 98,720 copies in the United States alone.

The 21st Volume of ‘Demon Slayer’ Manga Sold 2 Million Copies in Just 3 Days! Jul 10, 3am

It was reported on Friday by Oricon that both the regular and limited editions of the 21st Volume of the ‘Demon Slayer’ manga sold more than 2 million copies in just three days since its release. Aside from this, they were ranked #1 and #2 respectively in Oricon’s manga chart.

14-Year Old Middle School Student Wins Audition to Sing Theme Song of “Deemo” Anime FilmJul 9, 4am

Music company Pony Canyon has announced that a 14-year old middle school student named Hinano Takashima has won their DEEMO THE MOVIE – Utahime Audition Final round of contests. She will thus be singing the theme song to the anime film adaptation of popular rhythm game Deemo.

The End is Near for “Haikyuu!” As Manga Enters “Climax” of Final ArcJul 8, 5am

All good things must come to an end—including, sadly, the story of our favorite volleyball boys, as the 31st issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump announced this Monday that Haikyuu. will be reaching the “climax” of the story’s final arc on July 13.

Japanese VAs Announce their Marriages: Kana Hanazawa & Kensho Ono, Nana Mizuki, Kenjiro Tsuda Jul 8, 5am

In a span of two days this week we already have a total of three marriage announcements from popular Japanese voice actors. First to announce this week is popular singer and voice actress Nana Mizuki, who made the surprise announcement on her blog Tuesday morning.

GKIDS Acquires Studio Ghibli’s First 3DCG Film “Earwig and the Witch”, Set for 2021 N. American Release Jul 8, 4am

American distributor GKIDS has announced that they have acquired the license for the North American release of Studio Ghibli’s first 3DCG movie, Earwig and the Witch (Aya to Majo). According to GKIDS’ website, they will be releasing the film in North American cinemas in early 2021.

“Ahiru no Sora” Manga Author Expresses Dislike for Anime Adaptation of His SeriesJul 7, 5am

  A recent tweet by Ahiru no Sora manga author Takeshi Hinata is currently getting attention, as he did not mince words in criticizing the anime adaptation of his basketball-themed manga. On Friday, he quote-tweeted a tweet from the official Twitter account of the Ahiru no Sora anime series and said, “You’re the worst”.
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