ANIME SHOWCASE: Video Clip Of YURI ON ICE Introduces OP Song Performed by Dean Fujioka

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“History Maker” will be digitally available on October 7

The official website for the figure-skating themed original TV anime Yuri!!! on ICE has posted a 60-second anime clip introducing its OP theme song “History Maker.” The English lyric song is written/composed/performed by 36-year-old Japanese actor Dean Fujioka, who is cast as Roy Mustang in the upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film. Check his song after the jump!

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Let your feelings of nostalgia awaken after you see this Pokemon fan retrospective

This beautiful Pokémon series showcase shows one fans love for the franchise

A Japanese Pokémon fan has put together a stunning retrospective on the main series. It’d be easy to be fooled into thinking this is something The Pokémon Company made themselves, but it’s the world of the 進化の軌跡チャンネル YouTube channel. This look back at the series includes every main entry of Pokémon (no Stadiums or Rangers, etc.) and really puts into perspective how far the series has come. Hit the jump to take a look!

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Revisit Sohma Clan With Funimation “Fruits Basket” Sweet Sixteen Series Set Promo

Release scheduled for August 1st

Last fall, time for the 15th anniversary of the adaptation of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket, Japan get a Blu-ray set of Akitaro Daichi and Studio Deen’s beloved shoujo anime. Since North America is getting it his year, Funimation is calling it their Sweet Sixteen set. A new preview reintroduces the characters. Get a look after the  jump.

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Japan Box Office: “Crimson Love Letter” Becomes Top-Grossing Film in Conan Franchise

The 21st film will surpass 5 million ticket sales in Japan soon

As expected, the 21st Detective Conan feature film Crimson Love Letter delivered a very good 117 million yen even in its 7th weekend of May 27-28. The film’s total domestic gross now tops 6.35 billion yen, surpassing last year’s 20th film Pure Black Nightmare (6.33 billion yen) and becoming the highest grossing film in the Detective Conan film series.

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See How “Dragon Quest XI” is Shaping Up on PS4 in New Screens

Next entry in the series is coming to PS4, 3DS, and Switch

The latest Dragon Quest XI hands-on preview recently went up on 4Gamer, bringing with it a handful of screenshots of the PS4 version. Check out some of the Samadhi region—including a look at horse racing, battles, and other features—in the batch after the jump.

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Fae Band Yosei Teikoku Unleashes the Tarot with New Album

Japanese purchases of “flamma idola” to come with limited-edition tarot cards.

The Empress of the Faeries has a special gift for her subjects. Select stores in Japan will be offering limited-edition tarot-style cards along with Yosei Teikoku’s upcoming release, flamma idola. Preview the art and find out where they’re available after the jump.

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BookWalk Global To Host “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” At Anime Expo 2017

This will be the first North American convention appearance for this best-selling light novel author

BookWalker has announced that light novel author Fujino Omori, the creator of fantasy-comedy series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? will be their special guest at Anime Expo 2017 on July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This will be the first N orth American convention appearance for this best-selling light novel author. More after the jump.

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"Listen To Me Girls, I'm Your Father" Author Passes Away

Source: "Listen To Me Girls, I'm Your Father" Author Passes Away Shueisha’s Dash X light novel imprint has announced the death of author Tomohiro Matsu on May 2nd at age 43 Shueisha’s Dash X light novel imprint has announced the death of author Tomohiro Matsu on May 2nd at age 43. The editorial department expresses their grief and prayers over the unexpectedly premature passing of the creator known for work that included Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, an 18-volume light novel series adapted into a 2012 anime, and Mayoi…

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Photo Gallery Takes Us on a Tour of P.A. Works' New Anime Studio

Source: Photo Gallery Takes Us on a Tour of P.A. Works' New Anime Studio Anime studio P.A. Works—with output that includes this season’s Kuromukuro as well as Shirobako, Charlotte, Hanasaku Iroha, Canaan, and more—recently moved house, and they’re eager to show off their new digs. If you ever wanted to see the inside of a freshly-opened anime production house, from the exterior to the entrance, hard-working studio, and beyond, P.A. Works’ website has you covered with some images.     Those who want to see a few more entrance shots and…

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Flash News Tiny Bites: Volume 1 for Week of May 15, 2017

Flash News Tiny Bites is a sparkling brand new blog series bringing you a curated digest of some of the BEST of the past week’s news stories, just in case you happened to miss some of them, (and they were the ones that the editor (that’s Me) thought you would be the most interested in. All the stories will have links to the source article, so that if you wanted to read more on a particular item that sparked your interest you can check out the rest of the article.…

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