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KyoAni President: 4 of 33 Injured Staff Still at the Hospital, the Rest Have Returned to WorkYesterday, 7am

  Three months since the devastating arson that was committed against Kyoto Animation’s 1st Animation Studio, KyoAni President Hideaki Hatta held a press conference to update the public on the company’s and its employees’ current status.

Studio Ghibli Films Confirmed to be Coming to HBO Max in Spring 2020Yesterday, 7am

  In a first for the legendary Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli has finally allowed its films to be streamed via a digital platform. This was announced by GKIDS, Ghibli’s American distributor, and HBO Max, an upcoming video-on-demand service from WarnerMedia Entertainment.

Studio DEEN to Co-Produce Two-Part Sailor Moon Eternal Movie with Toei

Finally an update on the much-awaited anime film project for the beloved Sailor Moon franchise: the official website of the upcoming two-part movie Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal has just announced that Studio DEEN will be animating the film alongside Toei Animation.

Bandai Namco Releases Digimon ReArise Smartphone Game in the West

  Good news to Digimon fans in the West: Bandai Namco has officially released the Digimon ReArise smartphone game for Western players. The game went live for Western territories this Wednesday, even though the earlier announced release date of the game was October 21.
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Atlus Reveals Opening Movie for Persona 5 RoyalSep 11, 7am

Atlus just streamed the slick new opening movie for the upcoming Persona 5 Royal, the enhanced follow-up to their highly-successful Persona 5 game. Without further ado, check it out below. While I’ll forever miss ”Wake Up, Get Out, Get Out There”, we get a groovy new song whose (presumably) English lyrics we’ll all struggle to understand.

Score a Date with a Finger-Lickin’ Good Colonel Sanders in Dating Simulator Game by KFCSep 11, 6am

In today’s edition of “things we never knew we needed but deep down we all knew we deserved ”: yes, you read that headline right. Worldwide fast food company KFC has just launched a dating simulator game which features Colonel Sanders as a hot anime --daddy-- guy.

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld Premiere Date Set on October 12Sep 10, 7am

Good news to SAO fans. The much-awaited second half of Sword Art Online: Alicization anime is set for an October 12 release in Japan.

Kaguya-sama Film Puts an End to Weathering With You’s 8-Week Box Office DominationSep 10, 7am

Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) has been dominating the Japanese box office, raking in 12.17 billion yen in ticket sales since it opened on July 19. Its dominance in the box office was not halted even by the likes of One Piece Stampede nor by Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World.

New Trailer & Details Revealed for OVA Adaptation of Yuri Manga “Fragtime”Sep 9, 7am

A new trailer for the upcoming theatrical OVA of Sato’s yuri manga Fragtime was just released this Monday. Check it out below: The trailer also reveals more cast members, listed below. Only Anzai’s role was named.

New PV, Release Date & Other Details Revealed for Madoka Magica Side-Story AnimeSep 9, 6am

Missed (cursing at) Kyuubey. Get ready as anime studio SHAFT is set to bring us back to the world of tragic magical girls.

Devil May Cry 2 Gets a Nintendo Switch Release on September 19Sep 6, 9am

Looking to re-play classic Dante on your Nintendo Switch. Well then, we have good news for you: CAPCOM has announced this Wednesday that they will release the second Devil May Cry game on the Nintendo Switch this month, on the 19th.

Violet Evergarden Film Delayed from Original January 2020 OpeningSep 6, 8am

Another sad news of a delayed anime film opening: the official website for the Violet Evergarden movie has just announced that the originally announced January 10, 2020 opening will not push through.

2019 Premiere of Yuri!!! On Ice Anime Film PostponedSep 6, 8am

Sad news for fans of -gay- skating anime series Yuri... On Ice: the official website of the franchise’s first movie Yuri... On Ice Movie: Ice Adolescence (Yuri... On Ice Gekijou-ban : Ice Adolescence) has just announced that the film’s opening date has been postponed.

Crowdfunding Launched for Karakai Jozu no Takagi-San VR AnimeSep 5, 6am

The future is here, and while we aren’t getting those flying cars yet we got something even better—Teasing Master Takagi-san in VR. If getting teased by your crush is your thing, then this might be the answer to your woes.
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