On December 22 and 23, 2018, Jump Festa 2019 was held in Makuhari Messe in Chiba. This event, which will reach its 20th anniversary this December, is an annual festival that features content from the popular manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, its sibling magazines like Jump SQ. and V Jump, and the manga app, Jump+.
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Universal Cool Japan 2019 opened on January 18, 2019, and we were invited to check out the new attractions! It’s the 5th year of Universal Cool Japan and they are celebrating by offering the related attractions on the biggest scale they ever have before. The internationally beloved titles of Detective Conan, Lupin the Third, Sailor
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Hypnosis Mic, a multimedia project music project which launched in the spring of 2018, is set to release a commemorative CD celebrating first season battle winners Shinjuku Division Matenrou! The CD’s jacket features a golden scene of the victorious trio. Lead singer Jinguji Jakurai is sitting on the throne with Izanami Hifumi on one side
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Japanese anime is more popular now than it has ever been before. These interviews with anime studios will reveal the behind-the-scenes processes and emotions that go into making anime. This is a large-scale project done in collaboration with anime news sites throughout the world, such as the anime news site Anime!Anime!, Tokyo Otaku Mode, which
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Los Angeles-based food truck Okamoto Kitchen has launched a Kickstarter for the production of an original animated series that will bring anime together with delicious Japanese comfort food and the world of food trucks! Based on the real-life experiences of Okamoto Kitchen co-founders Gerald and Chizuru Abram, the anime follows Umesaki Haru, a girl who
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Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed the characters appearing in the upcoming fighting game Jump Force! Characters officially announced so far begin with One Piece‘s Monkey D. Luffy, Sabo, Roronoa Zoro, Sanji, Blackbeard, and Boa Hancock. Kurosaki Ichigo, Aizen Sousuke, Kuchiki Rukia, and Abarai Renji from Kubo Tite’s Bleach will also join the battle. Finally, Hunter
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With only a few days to go until its release, Square Enix has begun streaming an exciting 2 minute Kingdom Hearts III commercial featuring Sora, Donald, Goofy, Mickey and the rest of the crew! The commercial was first launched during a TV Asahi broadcast about the AFC Asian Cup’s Japan x Uzbekistan match. As well
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The Detective Conan franchise’s 23rd movie, Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire, has unveiled its main visual! Set in Singapore, the main visual is utterly gorgeous with karate master Makoto and gentleman thief Kid in the background looking as cool and brave as ever. Appearing in the center is Shinichi, holding the key to
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Jump into the world of the handsome Touken Danshi with a one-minute rundown about the basics of upcoming live action release Touken Ranbu: The Movie! The video is narrated by Yashima Norito, who plays Hashiba Hideyoshi in the film alongside Suzuki Hiroki as Mikazuki Munechika, Aramaki Yoshihiko as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro, Kitamura Ryou as Yagen Toushirou,
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Fate/Grand Order will be heading out to the US with the Fate/Grand Order U.S.A. Tour 2019! The popular smartphone game will kick off its tour with a two day stop in LA on Feb. 23 and 24. It will then make stops at Illinois’ Anime Central (May 17-19), Los Angeles’ Anime Expo (Jul. 4-7), Atlanta’s
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Comiket, the world’s largest doujinshi event, made its return with C95 on Dec. 29-31 at Tokyo Big Sight! Winter Comiket drew crowds as huge as ever, with a total of 570,000 visitors plus 34,900 doujin circles and 165 companies participating over the weekend. This year saw a huge increase in works inspired by the Internet’s
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Japanese anime is more popular now than it has ever been before. These interviews with anime studios will reveal the behind-the-scenes processes and emotions that go into making anime. This is a large-scale project done in collaboration with anime news sites throughout the world, such as the anime news site Anime!Anime!, Tokyo Otaku Mode, which
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Upcoming live action movie School-Live! has released a second trailer promising plenty of zombie-fuelled terror! Based on the manga by Kaihou Norimitsu and Chiba Sadoru, School-Live! follows four regular schoolgirls who live in their school and must fight to survive a sudden zombie outbreak. The live action adaptation is directed by Real Onigokko’s Shibata Issei
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Legendary visual novel Clannad is coming to the Switch this spring! The Switch edition promises to be an even more immersive experience with 5.1ch sound available throughout, while the original stereo track will also be included for those who want it. Along with the unique capabilities of the Switch, players can also play without the
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7-Eleven is holding an Ichiban KUJI lottery themed around Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card beginning on Jan. 26, 2019! Watercolor-style designs bring the beloved world of Cardcaptor Sakura to live including a gorgeous mirror based on Sakura’s Dream Wand, a blanket based on the Clear Card Flight, and mascot plush toys featuring Kero-chan and Suppi as
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Adventure anime Made in Abyss has confirmed the title for its upcoming movie: Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei! A new visual was released along with the announcement. The new movie will be the latest installment in the Made in Abyss franchise, based on Tsukushi Akihito’s manga. Taking place in a secret cave system
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The 3rd season of TV anime Bungo Stray Dogs will be airing in Apr. 2019! The key visual has been released along with reveals about the main staff and cast. Originally a light novel series written by Asagiri Kafka and illustrated by Harukawa Sango, the series follows the crime-solving group Armed Detective Agency, most of
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The anime movie adaptation of Saga of Tanya the Evil has released a full length trailer ahead of its Feb. 2019 opening. Adapted from Carlo Zen’s light novel series, the Saga of Tanya the Evil anime follows the adventures of a businessman who finds himself reincarnated as a little girl named Tanya von Degurechaff. Fighting
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