Japanese mangaka are internationally popular, but it is not only Japanese people who have mastered special comic or drawing skills. Many other internationally established artists have discovered the art for themselves. But how does their everyday life look like? Which dreams are they following and what kind of difficulties did they have to face? An
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The 55th Prize Fair held its Tokyo edition on Feb. 19 at TOC Ariake, once again showcasing some of the fantastic prize set for release from July to September 2019. As one of the exhibiting companies, Banpresto brought some of their best new products to the stage with a collection of figures inspired by both
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Popular superhero anime One-Punch Man will be returning to TV screens from Apr. 2! Alongside the confirmation of the broadcast date, the show also released a new key visual featuring Saitama looking goofy as usual alongside a host of key characters. It was also announced that voice actor Furukawa Makoto, who plays Saitama, will perform
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Popular anime Gintama has announced that it’s not done just yet, with a brand new anime project in the works! The last season of the TV anime concluded abruptly with a trial in which Gintoki was the judge, and so far there isn’t any indication as to how the franchise’s animated side will continue. Set
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Board game maker The OP is teaming up with Kingdom Hearts for a special RPG-style version of its Talisman game. Talisman is a tabletop RPG-style “sugoroku” dice game from Games Workshop, which is known for the Warhammer series. The player chooses a character and then plays through the three-level board fighting battles and encountering events
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The live action/animation hybrid Hollywood movie adaptation of Nintendo 3DS game Detective Pikachu has released its second full length trailer! The latest trailer showcases a few more of the iconic Pokémon who will be appearing in the movie which follows the titular Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) as he teams up with detective’s son Tim
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Set to air from Apr. 10, original anime CAROLE & TUESDAY has revealed not only a second key visual and a new promotional video, but also its main cast plus opening and ending theme information! Shimabukuro Miyuri and Ichinose Kana, both relative newcomers to the industry, will play protagonists Carole and Tuesday respectively. Other cast
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In the Feb. 22 edition of manga magazine Jump Giga, it was announced that Sorachi Hideaki’s Gintama will continue through an official app. Set in an alternate Edo period where aliens have invaded the earth, Gintama follows the adventures of samurai Sakata Gintoki and his friends Shinpachi and Kagura as they struggle to pay the
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Popular anime Digimon Adventure will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on March 6, 2019! A newly released key visual features a number of the DigiDestined along with their trusty Digimon companions, including protagonist Yagami Taichi and Agumon. A selection of commemorative pixel art merchandise will be available from Village Vanguard from Mar. 6, with GraffArt
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Popular otome game publisher and developer Voltage Inc. will be launching a new app titled Ayakashi: Romance Reborn for iOS and Android this summer! Promising a love story 1000 years in the making, Ayakashi: Romance Reborn begins when your Onmyoji Diviner skills are awakened by a mystic wand. With the capital under attack from evil
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The TV anime is inspired by the Babylonian arc of the popular smartphone RPG spin-off to the Fate franchise. Akai Toshifumi will direct with lead character design by Takeuchi Takashi, character design by Takase Tomoaki, and music by Haga Keita and Kawasaki Ryou. CloverWorks will produce. Voice talents confirmed so far include Takahashi Rie as
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The Hollywood live action/animation hybrid Detective Pikachu movie has released its latest trailer. Inspired by the Nintendo 3DS game of the same title, the movie stars Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pokémon icon Pikachu and opens in the US on May 10. Toho will distribute the film in Japan for a planned May
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Anisong streaming service ANiUTa has selected J-Rock band OxT as its artist of the month for Feb. 2019! Pronounced “okuto”, OxT is a digital rock duo featuring vocalist Oishi Masayoshi and guitarist Oshima Tomohiro (also known as Tom-H@ck). The latter composes for the unit, while Oishi has also written and/or performed songs for Monthly Girls’
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Based on the manga by Coolkyousinnja, the series follows tired office lady Kobayashi, who ends up living with a dragon that has transformed herself into a human girl in a maid outfit. The first season of the TV anime was broadcast from January to April 2017. Official merchandise featuring new illustrations from Coolkyousinnja is also
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Popular smartphone game Shoumetsu Toshi will be getting a TV anime adaptation set to air from April. A new key visual just released for the show features Yuki’s brother Souma as well as Taiyou, Tsuki, and Suzuna. Takahashi Hidenori will play Taiyo and Imai Asami will play Tsuki. As previously announced, Asai Ayaka will voice
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The second Trinity Seven movie which opens in Japan on March 29 has confirmed its official title. Heavens Library & Crimson Lord is the second animated film in the Trinity Seven franchise which began with Saitou Kenji and Nao Akinari’s manga. Adapted as a TV anime in 2014, the first Trinity Seven movie, The Eternal
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