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A.R. Madillo

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Muse Asia Channel Gets Terminated By YouTube For ‘Violating Policy’, Restored Within Hours [Updated]

Muse Asia

The official Facebook page of Muse Singapore, revealed that multiple channels of Muse Asia, one the largest licensors of anime in Asia, were terminated by YouTube on March 30, 2023. Six of Muse Asia’s channels, including Muse Asia, Muse India, Muse ID Dub, Muse TH Dub and Muse Viet Dub, were taken down. The reason … Read more

A Retuner’s Magic Should Be Special Manhwa Gets Anime Adaptation

A Returner's Magic Should Be Special

Anime production company Aniplex, made an announcement at this year’s AnimeJapan on March 25, 2023, that Korean webcomic series A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special will be getting an anime adaptation. The anime is slated to release sometime in 2023. Crunchyroll will be simulcasting the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, … Read more

Why Did Kawaki Kill Boruto? Why Take This Drastic Step?

Kawaki Kills Boruto

If Kawaki getting back the karma seal seemed like a huge surprise to you, then you definitely wouldn’t have been prepared for the moment where Kawaki killed Boruto in the series. As they were fighting Code, Momoshiki suddenly takes over Boruto’s body, despite the latter having taken the meds supressing Otsutsuki-fication. Not only does this … Read more

Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023 Announces Winners (Updated)

Crunchyroll Anime Awards

The Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2023, which is currently taking place in Tokyo on March 4, 2023, announced the winners across numerous categories. The results were decided based on fans’ votes from over 200 countries and territories. More than 30 anime studios, eight streaming platforms, over 50 series, films and voice actors are being represented in … Read more

Hunter x Hunter’s Phantom Troupe Inspired Gang Wreaks Havoc In Streets Of Ukraine

Photom Troupe Redan

The Ukrainian government had reported that a massive brawl had broken out in Kharkiv, which led to the police detaining 257 teenagers who were involved in it. It has come to light recently that the teens who wreaked havoc in the streets were inspired by the infamous Phantom Troupe from Hunter x Hunter. This militia … Read more

Oda Confirms Roronoa Zoro Is Related To Ryuma In Family Tree!

Zoro One Piece

Eiichiro Oda, the author of One Piece manga, revealed Zoro’s entire family tree in recent SBS, confirming a long-standing theory in the fandom. According to the family tree that Oda revealed, Zoro is indeed related to, and is a direct descendant of the legendary swordsman from Wano, Shimotsuki Ryuma. He is also confirmed to be … Read more

JJK Chapter 215 Spoilers: Maki Joins The Fight Against Sukuna


The following article contains spoilers from the latest Jujutsu Kaisen chapters, proceed at your own discretion! The recent JJK chapters have been a ride with Gege Akutami presenting us with twists and turns that were unimaginable. First shocker was Tsumiki being possessed by an ancient sorcerer whose identity was not revealed. Gege followed it up … Read more

Sword Art Online Scherzo Of Deep Night To Release In India On April 14

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night

The official Instagram account of PVR Pictures revealed on Feb 22, 2023, that the latest movie in the Sword Online Progressive franchise will release on April 14, 2023. The movie is titled Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night. The movie was previously slated to release on Feb 10, 2023 but got delayed. … Read more

Space Battleship Yamato & Captain Harlock Creator Leiji Matsumoto Passes Away

Leiji Matsumoto

Prominent manga author, anime director and illustrator, Leiji Matsumoto, passed away on Feb 13, 2023 due to an acute heart failure in a hospital Tokyo. He was 85 years old. Matsumoto was widely recognized for his work in Space Battleship Yamato (as director), Captain Harlock (manga creator), Galaxy Express 999 (manga creator) and Queen Emeraldes … Read more

Fans Point Out Glaring Similarities In Kaiju No. 8’s Latest Chapter To Neon Genesis Evangelion

Kaiju No.8

Kaiju No. 8 chapter 80 released on Manga Plus and Viz Media’s Shonen Jump apps on Feb 16, 2023. And fans who read it, wasted no time in pointing out the similarities between the developments that took place in the chapter to that of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The article below contains some spoilers for both … Read more

Takahiro Sakurai Gets Replaced From His Role In Upcoming Original Anime Ayaka

Takahiro Sakurai

The official website of the upcoming original anime Ayaka, announced on Feb 15, 2023 that voice actor Takahiro Sakurai has been replaced. Sakurai was set to voice Haruaki Kurama in the anime, however, according to the official website, he was replaced due to “various circumstances”. “We would like to inform you that Takahiro Sakurai, who … Read more

Huge Luffy Banner Spotted At PSG vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Clash

Luffy at PSG vs Bayern

A huge banner (tifo) of One Piece protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy, was spotted at the UEFA Champions League clash between the titans of footballing world, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Bayern Munich. The banner, which was brought by PSG fans to the match, shows Luffy throwing punches in one of his iconic moves. One of … Read more

Cartoon Network Announces Dragon Ball Z Kai’s Release In India At Mumbai Comic Con

Dragonball Z Kai

Cartoon Network had a surprise in store for Dragon Ball Z fans at Mumbai Comic Con 2023. The channel announced that they will be releasing Dragon Ball Z Kai in India. The anime will air on the channel in summer this year. The exact release date was not revealed. Cartoon Network’s booth at Mumbai Comic … Read more

New Attack On Titan Illustration By Hajime Isayama Features In Bessatsu Shonen Magazine Cover


The cover page of the March 2023 issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, which released on Feb 9, 2023 in Japan, came with a special Attack on Titan illustration by author Hajime Isayama. The illustration featured majority of the characters from the manga (and includes a major spoiler for anime watchers). You can check out the … Read more

Gundam Witch From Mercury English Dub Gets Embroiled In Ethnicity Row Over Suletta’s Casting

Suletta Mercury English Dub

While issues surrounding localization and unionization have been prominent in the anime industry, especially the west, in recent times; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury finds itself embroiled in a new sort of issue, which may or may not define how voice actors will be cast in the future. On Feb 1, 2023, Crunchyroll … Read more

Netflix Faces Heavy Backlash As It Cites ‘Labor Shortage’ For Using AI Generated Backgrounds In New Anime Film

Dog and Boy

The official twitter account of Netflix Japan put out the platform’s latest collaboration work, a short anime movie titled ‘Dog and The Boy’ on Jan 31, 2023. The streaming site claimed in their tweet that they had used AI based Image Generation Technology for the all the background cuts in the 3-minute long video. The … Read more

AnimeJapan 2023 Reveals Line-ups For Red, Green & Blue Stages

Anime Japan 2023

The official website of AnimeJapan 2023 revealed the line-ups for its main stages, Red, Blue and Green, on Jan 30, 2023. A new key visual featuring characters from Lycoris Recoil, Attack on Titan, Lupin III, Konosuba, Chibi Maruko-san and other popular series was also revealed to commemorate the announcement. The Red and Green stages are … Read more

Shinichiro Watanabe Says Cowboy Bebop’s Netflix Live-Action Adaptation Is Far Below The Anime

Shinichiro Watanabe

Shinichiro Watanabe, the director who crafted the iconic Cowboy Bebop anime, recently gave an interview to Ollie Barder of Forbes, talking in depth about his journey as an anime director and what went behind each of the titles he worked on. While talking about the Cowboy Bebop anime, the topic naturally turned to the Netflix … Read more

Doraemon Anime Saves Life Of A 6-Year-Old In Building Collapse


A multi-storey building in Lucknow, India collapsed on the evening of Jan 24, 2023, leaving three people dead. The building was allegedly built using low quality materials and did not have the necessary permits. Rescue operations were underway, and 16 individuals were pulled out from the rubble as of Thursday, Jan 26, 2023. And among … Read more

‘Akane Banashi’, ‘Goodbye, Eri’ & Others Get Nominated For Manga Taisho Awards 2023

Manga Taisho Awards 2023

The official website of Manga Taisho awards revealed a list of 11 manga titles that have been nominated for the 16th edition of the awards on Jan 24, 2023. Among the titles that got nominated were Akane Banashi, Goodbye, Eri, The Summer Hikaru Died and others. These 11 titles were decided after the first round … Read more

Naruto’s VA Junko Takeuchi Voices MrBeast In His Japanese Dub Videos

Mr. Beast And Naruto

Popular YouTuber MrBeast has been dubbing his videos in multiple languages recently, especially Japanese. While there were news about the YouTuber hiring a “major” anime voice actor for the dub, it seems that majority of the fans missed out who really was voicing his videos in Japanese. However, his recent reply to a tweet has … Read more

Akane-banashi, Choujin X, Dandadan & Others Make It To AnimeJapan’s List Of Manga Fans Want To See Animated

Anime Japan 2023

The official twitter account of AnimeJapan revealed a list of nominees for their annual “Manga We Want to See Animated Ranking” poll on Jan 20, 2023. Among these are some prominent new ones including Blue Box, Akane-banashi, Choujin X, Dandadan, Sakamoto Days, MarriageToxin, Gachiakuta and others. A total of 92 manga are present in the … Read more

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Announces Nominees For Its Seventh Edition

Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominations

Crunchyroll revealed a list of nominees for their seventh annual Anime Awards on Jan 19, 2023, with more than 30 anime studios, eight streaming platforms, over 50 series, films and voice actors being represented in it. Voting is now open for fans from over 200 countries and territories. The voting will be on till Jan … Read more

One Piece Anime Might Continue For 10 More Years, According To Luffy’s VA Mayumi Tanaka

Mayumi Tanaka

Speaking at a stage event that was held to commemorate the culmination of One Piece Film: Red‘s successful run at Japanese theatres, Luffy’s voice actress Mayumi Tanaka made a comment indicating that One Piece anime might not end for the next 10 years. Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy’s VA), Shuichi Ikeda (Shanks’ VA) and Kaori Nazuka (Uta’s … Read more

Tickets For Sword Art Online’s Scherzo Of The Deep Night Now On Sale In US & Canada

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night

The tickets for Sword Art Online Progressive’s sequel movie, titled, Sword Art Online The Movie – Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night, are now on sale in US and Canada. Fans can purchase the tickets for the movie at Fandango for the English dub and subtitled releases. The movie is set to release in North American theatres … Read more

No Attack On Titan Spin-Offs For Now; But Isayama Has A Levi Ackerman Backstory In Mind


In a recent interview with Crunchyroll, Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama talked in depth about various aspects of his manga, including whether he had planned any additional spin-offs for characters in the series, namely Hange Zoe and other members of the Levi Squad. Talking in the interview, Isayama said that he has a backstory … Read more

Anime Piracy Just Became Legal In This Country For A Reason That’ll Surprise You

Tweet Blaming Anime Inspiring Buffalo Shooting

For the past couple of years, Japanese publishing companies and CODA have been increasingly vocal about the detrimental effects of manga and anime piracy, with the manga industry alone recording a loss of over 1 trillion yen in 2021. As the authorities became more vigilant, the crackdown on the websites which facilitated the piracy of … Read more

Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-Oh Falls Short As Pinocchio Grabs Golden Globe


Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won Best Motion Picture – Animated category award at the 80th Golden Globe, which took place on Jan 10, 2023 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, as Masaaki Yuasa’s widely acclaimed anime film, Inu-Oh, missed out on the honors. Inu-Oh, the only anime film to be nominated for the … Read more

Ayakashi Triangle Anime Gets Censored On Crunchyroll, Fans Voice Discontent

Ayakashi Triangle

The anime adaptation of Kentaro Yabuki’s Ayakashi Triangle manga started streaming on Crunchyroll from Jan 9, 2023. However, fans who were looking forward to enjoying all the ecchi stuff from the series had their dreams dashed, as the streaming giant released a censored version of the anime. The first episode of the anime consisted a … Read more

Hisoka vs Chrollo Face Off Gets Highlighted In New Hunter x Hunter PV

Hunter X Hunter

The official twitter account of Jump’s YouTube channel revealed a new PV featuring the face off between Chrollo Lucilfer and Hisoka Morrow (teased as Hisoka vs Chrollo) from Hunter x Hunter, on Jan 9, 2023, at 8:00 pm JST (6:00 am EST, 3:00 am PST). The voice actors of both the characters, Mamoru Miyano (Chrollo … Read more

Jacksonville Jaguars Post Attack On Titan Inspired Poster Before Their AFC South Division Final

Lawrence US Football

Before their all-important clash with Tennessee Titans in the finals of ‘2022 American Football Conference South Division’, US Football Team Jacksonville Jaguars tweeted an Attack on Titan inspired poster teasing the face-off on Jan 7, 2023. The poster featured Jaguars’ quarterback Trevor Lawrence all fired up, and Titans’ Derrick Henry looming over the Jaguars’ home … Read more

Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Manga Has 3.5 Million Copies In Circulation

Nagatoro san anime

Nanashi, the author of Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, put out a tweet on Jan 6, 2023, revealing that the manga now has 3.5 million copies in circulation worldwide including both physical and digital sales. The numbers were calculated after the printing of the manga’s 15th volume, which released on Jan 6, 2023. The … Read more

Sword Art Online Scherzo Of Deep Night To Release In India On February 10

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night

UPDATE: The release date for the movie has been changed and updated. Check out the latest article here with new release date! The official website of PVR Cinemas has listed the latest movie in the Sword Online Progressive franchise for release on Feb 10, 2023. The movie is titled Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- … Read more

Popular Japanese Coplayer Earns Over A Million Dollars Every Year Through Cosplay

Enako Cosplay

At a recent New Year’s special program which was being aired on Kansai TV, it was revealed that popular Japanese cosplayer Enako earns around USD 1.53 million (over 200 million yen) every year through her cosplaying gigs alone. Enako had stated multiple times in the past that she made over 100 million yen annually. So … Read more

Writer Jun Maeda Leaves Twitter Following Criticism Of His Smartphone Game’s Event Story

Jun Maeda Left Twitter

Japanese writer Jun Maeda, who is known for his work on Clannad, Air and Angel Beats among others, deleted his twitter account recently following criticism from fans regarding an event story in his smartphone game Heaven Burns Red. Fans were of the opinion that the latest event story from the game, which runs till Jan … Read more

Bleach TYBW’s Second Cour Will Have Battle That’s Not There In The Manga

Bleach fillers list

In an interview that was published on the official website of Bleach Thousand Year Blood War anime, the manga’s author Tite Kubo revealed that the second cour of the adaptation will have an anime original battle. Kubo had wanted to include this battle in the manga, but for some reason he could not. However, the … Read more

Naruto & Sasuke Miss Top Spots In Naruto’s Worldwide Popularity Poll’s Preliminary Results

Narutop 99

The official twitter account of Naruto and Boruto revealed the preliminary results of Naruto‘s worldwide character popularity poll, titled NARUTOP99, on Dec 23, 2022. And surprisingly, the protagonists of the series, Naruto, Sasuke and even Sakura, have missed out on the top three spots of the poll. According to the tweet, over a million votes … Read more

Chainsaw Man Drops Himeno’s Character PV As Part Of Final Episode Countdown

Chainsawman Episode 8

The official YouTube channel of MAPPA studio revealed a character PV for Himeno as staff countdown to the twelfth and final episode of Chainsaw Man season 1. The PV comprises of Himeno’s scenes from the previous episodes of the anime, featuring a chill, melodramatic tone. The 12th episode of the anime will air on Dec … Read more

Hunter x Hunter Manga To Go On A Hiatus Again From Chapter 401

Hunter x Hunter

Leaks that surfaced on Twitter on Dec 21, 2022, revealed that Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter manga will be going on a hiatus again. The manga will be taking a break after chapter 400 keeping in mind the author’s health. Chapter 400 will be published on Dec 18, 2022 as scheduled before. The editorial department … Read more

One Piece Film: Red’s New Genesis Theme Song Crosses 100 Million Views

Uta One Piece

The official twitter account of Ado announced on Dec 19, 2022, that the official music video for One Piece Film: Red‘s theme song, New Genesis, which she performed has crossed 100 million views on YouTube. The video crossed the milestone six months after its release. The lyrics and composition for ‘New Genesis’ was handled by … Read more

Chainsaw Man Anime Reveals New Aki Trailer As Part Of Final Episode’s Countdown

Aki Chainsawman

The official YouTube channel of MAPPA Studio revealed a new trailer focusing on Aki on Dec 20, 2022, as Chainsaw Man anime approaches the end of its first season. The trailer, which is close to one minute, compiles scenes involving the character from the previous episodes of the anime. The 12th episode of the anime … Read more

Vinland Saga Season 2 Reveals New Trailer Featuring Ending Theme Song By LMYK

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Vinland Saga Season 2 dropped a new trailer on Dec 19, 2022, featuring the new ending song performed by LMYK. The song is titled “Without Love” and is LMYK’s new single, and expresses “love, loss and freedom”. It is produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and will be available on digital platforms from Feb … Read more

Sand Land’s Anime Adaptation To Release In 2023

Sandland Project

The official website of Akira Toriyama and Bandai Namco’s Sand Land project revealed a new teaser, confirming that Toriyama’s short manga is getting an anime adaptation. The trailer previews the characters and the unique world that Toriyama has created in the series. Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga and Anima are in charge of animating Sand Land. The … Read more

My Hero Academia Manga’s Ending Is ‘Very Close’, Horikoshi Says At Jump Festa 2023

My Hero Academia Vol 1

My Hero Academia‘s special panel at Jump Festa 2023’s Jump Super Stage screened a special message from the manga’s author Kohei Horikoshi, in which he talked about the series’ ending. The author, who had stated at the previous Jump Festa that My Hero Academia manga will be ending in a year, said that his estimation … Read more

Viz Media Increases Subscription Price For Its Shonen Jump Service

Shonen Jump

American manga publishing company Viz Media announced on Dec 13, 2022, that they have increased the subscription prices of their Shonen Jump service to USD 2.99. The previous subscription charges were USD 1.99. The new rates will be in effect from January 2023. Viz Media added that payments on the platform through PayPal will no … Read more

Crunchyroll Reveals US, Canada, UK, Australia & New Zealand Release Dates For Sword Art Online Scherzo Of The Deep Night

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night

Streaming giant Crunchyroll announced on Dec 13, 2022, that Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night, the second movie in the Progressive series, will release in multiple English speaking territories worldwide, including US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. Crunchyroll, along with Aniplex of America, are in charge of distributing the … Read more

Masaki Yuasa’s Ino-Oh Film Gets Nominated For Golden Globe


Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-Oh earned a place among the list of nominees that was announced for the 80th Golden Globe awards on Monday, Dec 12, 2022. Inu-Oh earned the nomination in the Best Motion Picture, Animated, category and will go up against Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio and Pixar’s Turning Red, among others. Inu-Oh is the only … Read more

Netflix Joins Hands With Legendary To Produce My Hero Academia’s Hollywood Live Action Film

Netflix Joins Hands With Legendary Pictures

Entertainment website Deadline reported on Dec 12, 2022, that streaming giant Netflix has come on board to produce and distribute the live-action adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga. Netflix will be teaming up with Legendary Pictures Productions (Dune, Interstellar, Dark Knight Trilogy), who are already producing the movie. Shinsuke Sato, who’s portfolio includes … Read more

Ao Ashi & Blue Lock Authors Reveal New Illustrations Following Japan’s Loss

Japan losing against Croatia

Japan were labelled the giant killers of the FIFA World Cup 2022 currently taking place in Qatar, after they managed to defeat Germany and Spain in the group stages. After each of these victories, Blue Lock and other soccer manga trended on social media platforms, and their authors released an illustration to celebrate their nation’s … Read more