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Ami Nazru

Editor. Mother of cats. Lazy reader. Enthusiastic book collector. You'll find me browsing twitter for the latest news and updates from animanga industry.

 AI Support Tool For Manga Creation ‘ComicCopilot’ Hits 25,000 Users

Manga creation AI Comic Copilot

Shonen Jump+ editor-in-chief Yuta Momiyama revealed on May 29, 2023, that the new AI support tool that was launched to help with manga creation has been a huge success amongst budding mangaka and has received positive responses. ‘ComicCopilot‘ exceeded 25, 000 users in just 10 days of its launch. According to Momiyama, the large number … Read more

Crunchyroll Adds Soul Eater, Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro & 8 More Anime In India

Crunchyroll Launches New Anime Titles For India

Streaming giant Crunchyroll revealed to Animehunch on May 29, 2023, that they have added 10 new anime series to their library for fans in India this week. Given below is the list of the 10 new anime in Crunchyroll India: Genre: Action, Adventure, Shonen Crunchyroll describes the plot as: Maka’s a Meister and Soul is … Read more

Bleach TYBW Cour 2 Reveals New Trailer, July 8 Release Date & Worldwide Simulcast Details

Bleach TYBW Cour 2 KV

The official website of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War revealed a new trailer for the second cour of the anime on May 28, 2023. The trailer previews the new opening theme song. w.o.d. performed the opening theme song “STARS”. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War cour 2 is set to release on July 8, 2023. A … Read more

One Punch Man Illustrator Yusuke Murata Wishes To Start His Own Animation Studio

Yusuke Murata

One Punch Man illustrator Yusuke Murata recently had a conversation with Michael B. Jordan, which was published by Comic Natalie on May 26, 2023. During the course of the conversation Jordan mentioned that he’s been influenced by anime since the age of 8, and that he wants to collaborate with like-minded creators from the industry. … Read more

Kyoto Animation To Construct Two Memorials To Honour Arson Attack Victims

Kyoto Animation

Kyoto Animation has officially announced that they will be erecting two memorials as a symbol to honour the arson attack victims. According to the studio’s representative lawyer, Kyoto animation and the family of those affected by the arson have at last decided to go forward with the construction of the memorial. The first memorial will … Read more

Diego Maradona Declares One Piece The Greatest Anime As His Facebook Account Gets Hacked

Maradona facebook hacked

Late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona’s Facebook account got hacked on May 24, 2023, with the hacker posting numerous controversial messages on his feed. One of these messages included declaring One Piece as the greatest anime among those that are currently airing. As of writing, however, the post has been taken down. It doesn’t end … Read more

Oshi No Ko Episode 6 Gets Criticized For Replicating Deceased Hana Kimura’s Cyberbullying Tragedy

Oshi No Ko

Late professional wrestler Hana Kimura’s mother Kyoko Kimura has raised concerns regarding the content of episode 6 (Egosurfing) of Oshi No Ko anime that was streamed on May 17, 2023. The episode apparently resembled Hana Kimura’s cyberbullying trauma that eventually led her to end her own life. This was not taken well by Hana’s mother, … Read more

Steins;Gate Live-Action Adaptation Was Scrapped Over Rintarou Okabe’s Casting

Rintarou Okabe

When we talk about Steins;Gate live-action adaptation, the first thing that pops to our mind is the Hollywood one that went poof after its announcement. But are you aware that there were also plans for Steins;Gate Japanese live-action adaptation? Steins;Gate visual novel creator Chiyomaru Shikura made some huge revelation regarding the same as he shared … Read more

Crunchyroll Introduces Hindi User Interface For India; Adds 8 More Anime In May

Crunchyroll Reduces Subscription Costs In India

Crunchyroll revealed to Animehunch on May 22, 2023, that they have introduced a Hindi User Interface for the Indian fans. This means that fans can now now access Crunchyroll app in Hindi on Android and IOS devices. The localized version has been rolling out on the IOS devices from the beginning of this month, with … Read more

Attack On Titan Director Reveals Why He Chose A Simple Key Visual With No Characters For Final Season

Attack On Titan Final Season Part 3 Part 2

MAPPA Stage 2023 had recently unveiled a new key visual for Attack On Titan Final Season Part 3 Part 2 with the tagline “Farewell Eren”. The new key visual was quite different from the previous ones as it was neither character-packed nor did it feature a chaotic element, but instead adopted a more simplistic one. … Read more

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Reveals New Trailer Featuring Opening Theme Song

Jujutsu Kaisen Key Visual

MAPPA Stage 2023 held on May 21, 2023, revealed a new trailer for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2. The trailer featured the new opening theme song called “Ao no Sumika” performed by Tatsuya Kitani. The stage also revealed a new character visual for the Shibuya Incident featuring Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, Maki Zenin, Toge … Read more

New Initiative Gets Launched To Improve Working Conditions Of Anime Industry

Nippon Anime Film Culture Association

A recent press conference held on May 19, 2023, headed by Masuo Ueda, unveiled a new initiative called Nippon Anime Film Culture Association (NAFCA) launched to improve the working conditions of the anime industry. The association’s founding directors are Masaru Kitao (animator), Naomichi Yamato (director), Shunsuke Sakino (voice actor), and Yuko Kaida (voice actor), with … Read more

PVRINOX Reveals List Of Cities & Film Schedule For Makoto Shinkai Film Festival In India

Makoto Shinkai Film Festival

PVRINOX Pictures has revealed more details for the highly anticipated Makoto Shinkai Film Festival which will be taking place from May 19, 2023, onwards. All the five films of the director, namely Weathering with You, Suzume, 5 Centimeters per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and Your Name, will be screened on a daily basis at multiplex chains of PVR-Inox and … Read more

Japan’s Agency of Cultural Affairs Accidentally Lists URLs of Manga Piracy Sites For 6 Months On Website

Agency for Cultural Affairs

Japan’s Agency of Cultural Affairs, a special body of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), had previously allotted 123 million yen for anti-piracy measures in 2022. But a recent action of theirs seems to have gone completely against the goal they are working for, and actually aided piracy to a … Read more

MAPPA CEO Reveals Chainsaw Man Anime Didn’t Have Same Level Of Impact As Jujutsu Kaisen

Manabu Otsuka

In a recent interview with Tokyo Keizai, MAPPA CEO Manabu Otsuka had much to talk about Chainsaw Man anime in terms of its initial response to the level of impact compared to other anime produced by MAPPA. Chainsaw Man was the first anime MAPPA produced fully with their own funds with zero production committee involved. … Read more

Somali And The Forest Spirit Mangaka Expresses Frustration At The Anime Adaptation, Comic Zenon & Everything Wrong With The Industry

Somali And The Forest Spirit

The creator of Somali And The Forest Spirit manga Yako Gureishi went on lengthy rant, expressing their frustration regarding the manga’s anime adaptation and also criticized the treatment of the writers at Comic Zenon. The mangaka also addressed everything that was wrong with the industry, and also opened about their financial struggles in a chain … Read more

Promised Neverland Illustrator & Kakegurui Mangaka Start A New Beyblade Manga


Corocoro Comic magazine’s June issue announced that the illustrator of the The Promised Neverland manga, Posuka Demizu, has started a new manga on beyblade in collaboration with Kakegurui writer Homura Kawamoto and Hikaru Muno. The issue has published a full colour preview of the upcoming manga containing 70 pages. The manga is titled “Beyblade X“. … Read more

One Punch Man Webcomic Returns With Chapter 142 After 2 Years & Fans Are Beyond Excited

One Punch Man Webcomic

Illustrator of the manga adaptation of One Punch Man, Yusuke Murata, announced on his official Twitter account that its original webcomic by ONE has returned with a new chapter on May 13, 2023. ONE has published chapter 142 of One Punch Man‘s webcomic after almost 2 long years of hiatus. Fans are beyond excited by … Read more

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie Becomes The Highest Earning Movie Of The Franchise

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Movie

Toei’s latest fiscal report published on May 11, 2023, revealed that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has become the highest grossing movie of the franchise. The film has earned 13.8 billion yen worldwide, surpassing the earnings of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which garnered 13.5 billion yen. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero earned $38.1 million in … Read more

NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers Continue To Channel Their Inner Weeb In New Anime Inspired Schedule Video

Los Angeles Chargers anime inspired schedule video

National Football League’s Los Angeles Chargers are at it again as they showcased their love for the anime community by releasing a new anime inspired schedule video on May 12, 2023. The video reveals their new game schedule for the forthcoming season. It features several references to popular anime, including Hunter x Hunter, Spy x … Read more

Crunchyroll To Stream Korean Animation ‘Bastions’ Featuring Theme Song By BTS


Streaming giant Crunchyroll announced on May 10, 2023, that they have acquired the latest Korean animation superhero series ‘Bastions,’ which is produced by Thymos Media. Bastions revolves around a group of rookie superheroes in a world where superheroes compete for popularity. The five-part series will start airing worldwide on May 13, 2023, every Saturday, excluding … Read more

MyAnimeList Gets Hacked; Anime Titles Altered

One Piece Shocked Face

The largest anime and manga database website MyAnimeList has been taken down for an emergency maintenance due to a sudden vulnerability that has come up, as reported on the official website on May 10, 2023. “MyAnimeList is currently under emergency maintenance. Our team is working to investigate and repair a vulnerability that was discovered today … Read more

Shangri-La Frontier & Others Win 47th Kodansha Manga Award

Kodansha Shangri La frontier

The official website of the publishing giant Kodansha revealed the winners for the 47th edition of Kodansha Manga Award on May 10, 2023. Check out the winners in all the 3 categories, namely Shonen, Shojo and general category, below: Best Shonen Manga Winner: Rina Hard & Ryosuke Fuji’s Shangri-La Frontier (Weekly Shonen Magazine) The nominees under this … Read more

Nichijou Manga Creator Reveals Why He Restarted The Series After Ending It

Nichijou 1

In a recent interview with Manga Passion, mangaka Keiichi Arawi made a bunch of revelation regarding Nichijou manga, including the reason for restarting its serialization again after six years of concluding it, and also the character he relate to the most. Arawi had concluded Nichijou manga after the publication of its 10th volume in 2015, … Read more

Detective Conan: Kurogane No Submarine Film Becomes Franchise’s 1st Film To Earn 10 Billion Yen

Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine

The official Twitter account of the latest film of the Conan franchise, Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine, announced that it has set a new record to become the first film of the series to earn 10,304,483,700 Billion Yen at the box office. The film had a footfall of over 7,280,136 audience in the first 24 … Read more

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai  Anime Film Reveals New Trailer Featuring Theme Song

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out

The official website of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai revealed a new trailer for the upcoming film, titled Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out on May 7, 2023. The trailer featured the theme song of the film. Kaede Azusagawa (CV: Yurika Kubo) performed the theme song “Fukashigi no Karte”. … Read more

First Ever Makoto Shinkai Film Festival To Take Place In India In May 2023

Makoto Shinkai Film Festival

PVR Pictures announced on their official Instagram handle on May 6, 2023, that they will be holding the first ever Makoto Shinkai Film Festival in India from May 19, 2023, onwards. The festival will be in collaboration with JFF India, The Japan Foundation Delhi and CoMix Wave Films inc. It will feature some of the … Read more

Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto Was Forced To Create Chunin Exam Arc Even If It Killed Him

Naruto: Strongest female Naruto characters

In a resurfaced interview of Naruto‘s creator Masashi Kishimoto with Kobayashi, it was revealed that the mangaka had to change the original plans he had for the manga at the behest of his editor Kosuke Yahagi. Turns out Kishimoto didn’t intend to create a setting which majorly revolved around Naruto’s classmates, instead he wanted to … Read more

Netflix’s One Piece Live Action Will Be Delayed If Oda Is Not Satisfied

One Piece Live Action

A recent comment by Eiichiro Oda, which was posted on the official Twitter account of the upcoming One Piece‘s live action series, revealed that the series won’t be launched until he was satisfied. “Netflix has committed enormous resources to the production. It was announced that the show will launch in 2023, but they’ve promised that … Read more

Kotton-Kon 2023 Gets Lauded As One Of Northeast India’s Largest Anime Festival For Promoting Anime Culture

Kotton-Kon 2023

The second edition of one of the largest anime festivals in Northeast India, Kotton-Kon 2023, was conducted by the Cotton Anime Society in the Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha Hall of Cotton University on April 9, 2023. It featured various events such as Cosplay, Dancing, Singing, Anime Music Videos (AMV), Gaming with PS4, Anime Merchandise Stalls, … Read more

Japanese Illustrators Appeal For Laws To Protect Their Works From AI Software

Ai illustration Law

AI has been taking over the online world by storm in the guise of making work easier for humans. True, a huge impact is being made by AI everywhere, especially when it comes to writing, animating, illustrating, among others. But these impacts come with its downsides, which includes the downfall of human creativity with all … Read more

Lonely Castle In The Mirror To Compete In Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2023

Lonely Castle In The Mirror

The staff of Lonely Castle In The Mirror announced on their official website on April 28, 2023, that the anime film has been selected to compete in Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2023 under feature film category. The festival will be held in France on June 11-17, 2023. Lonely Castle In The Mirror is not … Read more

The 17th Japan International MANGA Award Starts Accepting Entries

17 International Manga Awards

The official website of the Japan International MANGA Award announced that they have started accepting entries for the 17th edition of the awards. The application started from April 14, 2023, with the last date being July 7, 2023. Only one entry will be allowed per applicants. Interested applicants can submit both published or unpublished manga … Read more

Shonen Jump To Launch Exclusive Manga Inspired Merch Of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure & Dr. STONE

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Shonen Jump revealed that they will be launching exclusive manga inspired merch for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Dr. Stone. It will be launched on the official website of Shonen Jump Store on April 26, 2023. 11 items from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure will be available to the fans for purchase, all of which is inspired from … Read more

Boys Over Flowers Manga Sets New Guinness World Record As ‘Most Published Shojo Manga’

Boys Over Flowers

Shonen Jump’s official website announced on April 20, 2023, that Yoko Kamio’s shojo manga Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango) has been certified by the Guinness World Record as the ‘Most Published Shojo Manga by a Single Author’. The manga has over 59,409,000 copies published and circulated in print alone. The mangaka Yoko Kamio has … Read more

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 English Dub Reveals Release Date & Cast

The Ancient Magus' Bride SEASON 2

Crunchyroll announced on April 19, 2023, that they will be streaming the English dub of The Ancient Magus’ Bride season 2 starting April 20, 2023. They also revealed the cast and staff that are involved in the English dub. Main cast for The Ancient Magus’ Bride season 2 English dub episode 1 includes: Staff includes: … Read more

Boruto Chapter 81 Release Gets Delayed As Manga Goes On Hiatus

Boruto:Naruto Next Generation

Masashi Kishimoto and Mikio Ikemoto’s Boruto: Naruto Next Generations chapter 81 is reportedly getting delayed. The manga is going on a hiatus for 4 months after the release of chapter 80 on April 21, 2023. The reason for the hiatus has not been revealed yet. The manga will, however, resume serialization in V-Jump’s issue#10/2023, meaning … Read more

Suzume No Tojimari Was Originally Set To Be A Romance Between Two Girls

Suzume No Tojimari

Makoto Shinkai’s original script for Suzume No Tojimari was not supposed to be your typical “boy-meets-girl” romance, but rather a romance between two girls. This was revealed by the director in a recent interview with Looper. According to Shinkai, he was tired of telling a story in the traditional way and wanted to take a … Read more

Makoto Shinkai To Visit Mumbai For Suzume No Tojimari’s Promotion On April 19 & 20 (UPDATED)

Suzume No Tojimari

With the release of Suzume No Tojimari just around the corner, Makoto Shinkai fans in India are on a hype train this month for reasons more than one. The first one obviously being the release of one of the most anticipated anime film by Makoto Shinkai in April, and the other being the legendary director … Read more

Shinpei Watanabe’s Ginka & Glüna Manga Ends With Chapter 29 & Fans Are Disappointed

Ginka & Gluna

The official Twitter account of Manga Plus announced on April 10, 2023, that Shinpei Watanabe’s Adventure manga Ginka & Glüna came to an end with the publication of chapter 29. The final chapter was published in Weekly Shonen Jump Issue #19, and simulpub on Shonen Jump & Manga Plus. Fans were disappointed by the abrupt … Read more

47th Kodansha Manga Award Reveals Nominees

47th Kodansha Manga Award

The official website of Japanese publisher Kodansha revealed the finalists for the 47th Kodansha Manga Award on April 10, 2023. A total of 15 manga have been shortlisted for this year’s award. The winners will be announced on May 10, 2023. The Kodansha manga award has three categories, namely the Shonen, Shojo and general category, … Read more

New One-Shot Manga For Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Gets Published

Jigokuraku one shot fi

Yuji Kaku announced on his official Twitter account on April 7, 2023, that a new special one-shot manga of Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku has been published on Manga Plus and Shonen Jump apps and websites. The one-shot, which is titled Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku—Side Story: Forest of Misfortune, can be read for free on the aforementioned sources. … Read more

Crunchyroll To Stream Demon Slayer Season 3 In India On April 9

Demon Slayer Season 3 1

Streaming giant Crunchyroll announced on April 7, 2023, that they will be streaming Demon Slayer season 3 in India from April 9, 2023, the same day as its release in Japan. The exact time for when it will be streamed is yet to be announced. Demon Slayer season 3, titled Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc, will release in … Read more

France Bestows Mangaka Rumiko Takahashi With ‘Knight Of The Order Of Arts And Letters’

rumiko takahashi

Rumiko Takahashi, known for her manga Urusei Yatsura & Inuyasha, has been awarded with the Frances’ Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government. The award ceremony was held on April 6, 2023, at the residence of the French ambassador in Japan. The … Read more

Tokyo Revengers 2 Live-Action Film’s New Trailer Introduces Main Characters

Tokyo Revengers 2 Live Action

The official website of the two-part sequel live-action film, Tokyo Revengers 2, revealed a new character introduction trailer on April 5, 2023. The trailer features the protagonist Takemichi along with his friends Atsushi Sendo, Kazushi Yamagishi, Takuya Yamamoto, and Makoto Suzuki from Mizo mid members. The video also previews the theme song “Gradation,” by SUPER … Read more

Isekai Stories Have No Originality, Says Gokudou-Kun Manyuuki Author

Usagi Nakamura

Usagi Nakamura, author of the light novel Gokudou-kun Manyuuki, voiced a very controversial opinion when asked about the current light novel industry in a recent interview. According to her, the success of the light novel industry was largely owed to Naro (i.e., independent novels, also implying to the website where people can publish their own … Read more

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Toshio Suzuki Takes Role Of President As Koji Hoshino Steps Down

Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli President Koji Hoshino announced on the official website of the studio that he had stepped down from the President and Chairman role at the end of March 2023. He will, however, continue to serve as the representative director until the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders, which will be held on June 2023, … Read more

Crunchyroll Apologizes For Removing Hell’s Paradise Anime From India

Hell's Paradise

Crunchyroll had previously revealed Spring 2023 anime line-ups for India, which included simulcasting the most anticipated anime, Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, in the platform for the Indian audience. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances the anime was not simulcast on April 1, 2023, in India, leaving fans in a confused state. The confusion only escalated when … Read more