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goblin slayer
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Goblin Slayer: Why You Shouldn’t Watch It, and Why You Should

One of the most controversial anime series to have come out in 2019 is Goblin Slayer, a dark fantasy series adapted from the manga and light novel series of the same name. Written by Kumo Kagyu and adapted into manga by Kosuke Kurose in the Monthly Big Gangan magazine, Goblin Slayer was the subject of controversy because of depictions of violence and sexual assault. The sensitive scenes in ...

sandshrew
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Sandshrew Makes an Appearance as Tottori Prefecture’s Mascot

For the second year, the bipedal mammalian Pokemon Sandshrew has been designated as the mascot of Tottori Prefecture. The fact that Sandshrew (especially in huge mascot form) is adorable is enough to warrant being chose, but there’s also another very good reason: Tottori prefecture is known as the only desert region in the main islands of Japan, making them as closely associated with sand and ...

Mario
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Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey Trailer Released

We’re already at the end of the year, but Nintendo isn’t about to go out without so much as a whimper. They have released Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan last December 27, and they’re getting ready to release the collection for the North American and European market on January 11 and January 25, respectively. To the ...

super dragon ball heroes
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WATCH: New Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission Trailer

The Jump Festa ‘19, which happened over the weekend, expectedly saw a lot of new announcements for shonen-related videogames. One of the standouts was a new trailer for the card-battling action game Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, which will see the arcade game franchise finally make its way to home and portable consoles via the Switch. The expected release date in Japan is April 4, ...

super dragon ball heroes
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Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission on Switch Gets a Release Date for Japan

If you love your card games and your Dragon Ball, and you are conveniently based in the land of the rising sun – you’re in luck. A new installment in the card-based Dragon Ball Heroes series, dubbed Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch in Japan. And they have already announced a launch date for it: April 4, 2019. Aside from a release date, Bandai ...

shonen jump
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Shonen Jump Will Be Free to Read Soon

For a long time now, Japanese publishers tried their best to stem the tide of piracy and unofficial scanlations of their work and while there have been convictions, it seems like a battle of attrition that the publishers are eventually going to lose, as the scanlation community pretty much works like a hydra – cut off one head and two more take its place. That may all change soon, as Shonen ...

sword art online
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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet DLC Expansion Coming to Japan This Week

Riding on the momentum of the Sword Art Online Alternative anime, the Gun Gale Online-themed game Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be releasing its first DLC expansion in Japan. The DLC contains a new story titled “Ambush of the Imposters” and a raft of new characters, including the Satoshi Tsuruoka-voiced Dyne, Gou Shinomiya-voiced Yamikaze, and Hibiku Yamamura-voiced Musketeer X—as ...

god eater 3
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WATCH: God Eater 3 Confirmed for PS4 and PC

While a third iteration of the monster hunting game (which eventually saw a prequel anime and a full series) God Eater has been teased by Bandai Namco for a long time now, but their most recent promo video cemented a key detail: the target platforms. According to the promo video, God Eater 3 will be released for the Playstation 4 platform and as a PC Digital release via Steam. There are no ...

grand order
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New PV Released for Fate/Grand Order Arcade

Type-Moon has just unveiled a new promo video for the upcoming arcade anime fighter, Fate/Grand Order Arcade. Based on the popular light novel/anime franchise, Fate/Grand Order will feature more than 20 playable characters fighting against each other in fast-paced, flashy combat in either multiplayer team battles or a single player mode. The promo video contains a lot of footage, but most of them ...

valkyrie profile
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Square Enix Teases Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth-Related Project

Square Enix has recently released a teaser trailer for an upcoming project that is related to the Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth property. Details are scarce, but video game aficionados of a certain age will remember that the last Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth release was in 2006, which is a PSP port of an RPG that first debuted on the original Playstation. The teaser trailer doesn’t reveal anything ...

hero academia
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My Hero Academia Reveals Trailer for Season 3

The superhero-themed shonen anime My Hero Academia is getting ready for the premiere of its 3rd season on April 7, 2018. As part of a campaign to get fans as excited as they can be for the upcoming season, a new trailer is currently making the rounds on the World Wide Web. The trailer features the new opening theme for the series, UVERworld’s “ODD FUTURE.” We took the liberty of embedding ...

Bleach
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WATCH: New Trailer for Bleach Live Action Adaptation

One of the most anticipated live action adaptations of anime is the one that’s meant for Bleach. Part of it is because Bleach is extremely popular, and the other part is the fact that the franchise was running on fumes towards the end, and many fans felt that it did not get the proper send-off it deserved. So seeing the franchise live on, even as a live action adaptation, is enough to get ...

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