Shout! Factory and Funimation Films To Bring Anime Movie “In This Corner of the World” to U.S. Cinemas In August

Based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, the anime film is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi at studio MAPPA

Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, has teamed up with Funimation Films for their distribution of In This Corner Of The World in U.S. cinemas on Friday, August 11, 2017. Based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, the anime film is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi at studio MAPPA. More after the jump.

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Crunchyroll Adds “Overlord”, “Last Exile”, “Freezing”, “Death Parade” and Season Three of “High School DxD BorN” to Anime Catalog!

All series available starting today

Hang on to your hats! The flood gates from the Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership have opened again as a batch of  new titles join the CR catalog of anime, including Overlord, Last Exile, Freezing, Death Parade, and Season Three of High School DxD BorN. Read on for full details!

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Duolingo the Language Learning Platform adds Japanese Course

Japanese for English speakers was their most requested course in Duolingo’s five-year history

After offering 70 languages, Duolingo, a freemium language-learning platfomr/smartphone apps, has been getting about as many requests for Japanese coverage as you’d expect. In other words, Japanese for English speakers was their most requested course in Duolingo’s five-year history. After a recent Facebook teaser on April 20th, that Japanese course has arrived with the app’s 5.1.0 update. More after thejump.

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“Saint Seiya” Inspires International Live-Action Production

Tomasz Bagiński, the animator/illustrator behind The Witcher game cinematics will helm.

Japan’s Toei Animation has teamed up with Hong Kong-based A Really Good Film Company (ARGF) to produce an English-language, live-action movie based on mythology/martial arts epic Saint Seiya: Knights Of The Zodiac. What’s being described as “Hollywood” movie in Japanese movie press has ARGF joining Toei Animation as its development and China co-production partner with Greater China distribution planned. 

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“My LIttle Monster” Hits the Big Screen in 2018 Live-Action Film

Tao Tsuchiya and Masaki Suda will play the leads in adaptation based on Robico’s romantic comedy manga

Tao Tsuchiya and Masaki Suda will be playing the lead roles in My Little Monster (known as Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun in Japan), an upcoming live-action film based on the romantic comedy manga by Robico that chronicles the volatile relationship of an unlikely pair of teenagers. Hit the jump to learn more.

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Toei And Funimation Announce Slate Of “Dragon Ball” Merchandise Licenses

These agreements with multiple partners in a variety of merchandise categories encompass both the Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z anime series

Toei Animation Inc. and Funimation Entertainment have announced new and renewed license agreements for the Dragon Ball franchise.  These agreements with multiple partners in a variety of merchandise categories encompass both the Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z anime series. More after the jump.

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“Black Lagoon” Anime Gets Rebroadcast Along With Manga’s Return

Coming on May 19th, Rei Hiroe’s exotic action manga Black Lagoon returns to manga magazine Sunday GX

Coming on May 19th, Rei Hiroe’s exotic action manga Black Lagoon returns to manga magazine Sunday GX. Along with this is the announcement that the 2006 Madhouse anime adaptation and its Second Barrage follow-up are getting a re-broadcast on Tokyo MX starting June 6th. More after the jump.

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Stretch Back For A Look At “Fate/EXTRA Last Encore” Anime Visual

Shaft TV anime planned for winter

Back in 2013, anime studio Shaft of MadoGatari fame animated an opening for Fate/EXTRA CCC, Image Epoch/Marvelous Entertainment’s second Type-Moon inspired PSP dungeon crawler RPG. Coming up in winter, they will be producing a Fate/Extra – Last Encore TV anime. After a bit of a lag, the visual that promoted this at March’s Anime Japan 2017 was published on the series site today.

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“High School Fleet” Hoists Anchor with “Yokosuka Curry Festival 2017”

Collaboration includes limited edition character goods at 2 days food festival in Mikasa Park

The girls of 2016 TV anime High School Fleet are setting up shop at the “Yokosuka Curry Festival 2017”, an event that celebrates the culinary world of curry and that is held on June 03 – 04, 2017, at Mikasa Park in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.

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Hajime Kamoshida and Kiseki Himura Team Up For Original Anime

As-yet-untitled project was originally teased on April 01, 2017, and thought to be an April Fool’s Day joke

According to a “flying get” report from the cover of the July issue of Gakken’s Megami Magazine, light novelist Hajime Kamoshida (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) and artist Kiseki Himura (Tawawa on Monday) are combining their talents for an as-yet-untitled new anime project with animation production by Pine Jam (Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara). Hit the jump to learn more.

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