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‘Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure’ Debuts May 21 In LA

The narrative symphonic experience brings Toei Animation’s popular ‘Dragon Ball’ anime franchise to life with live vocals, a 60-piece orchestra, and the music of composer Shunsuke Kikuchi; tickets for the immersive multimedia event go on sale March 11.

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‘Korokoro’ Invites Players into a Free-to-Play Metaverse Anime Drama

Bang Zoom! Entertainment launches an audio-anime story via a 10-episode mini-podcast; players ultimately enter Sumomo City website where the adventure begins.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Poupelle Of Chimney Town’ Coming to Premium VOD May 3

The film, based on the popular book by Akihiro Nishino, tells a tale of friendship, courage and hope; coming to digital May 17 and Blu-ray + DVD combo May 31.

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‘Pokémon Legends Arceus’ Being Made into an Online Anime Series This Year

The forthcoming series was teased over the weekend with some chilly artwork set in the show’s fabled Hisui region.

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Exclusive Funimation Library Now Available on Crunchyroll

Post-merger consolidation of SVOD services under the Crunchyroll brand offers fans greater access to extensive anime with subs, dubs, films, and simulcasts in over 200 countries.

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Core Partners with Metaverse Gaming League on Anime Jam Competition

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 25, 2022 at 9:27am

Developers can recreate or create new anime and manga-inspired environments, characters, and gameplay to win a share of $50,000 in prize money.

Yes My Precious! Headline News

‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Gets Release Date

The forthcoming animated journey to Middle-earth, directed by ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ helmer Kenji Kamiyama, will hit theaters in 2024.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Only Yesterday’ and ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya’ Coming Home

From Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata, GKIDS and Shout! Factory bring the popular animated films to limited edition Steelbook; both Blu-ray & DVD combo packs feature hours of bonus features and will be released April 19.

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Tubi Inks Deal with GKIDS to Bolster Animation Offerings

Agreement bring to free streaming platform top animated film such as the Oscar-nominated ‘Ernest & Celestine,’ and ‘A Cat in Paris,’ and Goya Award-winning ‘Nocturna;’ additional titles will roll out later this year.

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Funimation Announces ‘Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2’ English SimulDub

Coming to the streamer's global territories and European platform, as well as Crunchyroll in the U.S., the award-winning anime franchise Japanese simulcasts will be available with an English dub beginning February 13.

And the Winner Is! Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Sixth Annual Anime Awards Winners

‘Attack on Titan Final’ takes top award as Anime of the Year as well as honors for Best Antagonist, and Best VA Performance in Japanese; ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Cour 2 garnered 4 awards including Best Girl, Best Fight Scene, Best Character Design, Best Action.

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Shout! Factory's ‘Gintama: The Very Final’ Now Out On Blu-Ray and DVD

The concluding chapter of creator Hideaki Sorachi’s celebrated series hits home video in a package with both versions of the film and some enticing exclusive features.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar Conjures Up a 2002 Tween Heaven in Domee Shi’s ‘Turning Red’

Helmed by the Oscar-winning ‘Bao’ director, the studio’s new animated comedy, filled with teenage pop idols, jean skirts, and pastel hues, is a quirky, funny, anime-influenced ode to dorky kids everywhere; film hits Disney+ March 11.

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‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Gets New Teaser, North American Release Date

The prequel to the acclaimed anime series will explore the history of a high school for sorcerers, and the cursed energy of its strange students.

A Bold Take on Romance Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Josee, the Tiger and the Fish’: Embracing People with Disabilities in Anime

Kotaro Tamura’s brave, emotional animated love story features one of the first lead characters in a romance anime to use a wheelchair.

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Crunchyroll, Fuji TV, and Slow Curve + Ultra Partnership Kicks off with New Anime Titles

Companies shared new programming details at last week’s +Ultra event in Tokyo; previously announced ‘Estab Life: Great Escape’ to debut in April 2022 with newly revealed title ‘Ooyukiumi No Kaina’ coming in January 2023.

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Adult Swim Promotes Gill Austin to VP/Creative Director

The Cartoon Network veteran began in 1996 as an intern working on ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast,’ before becoming a production assistant on the launch of Toonami; will now lead creative direction and implement all network promotion, communication, and sponsorships.

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Crunchyroll Drops ‘FreakAngels’ First Look Clip

Voice cast revealed for upcoming original animated series about a group of psychically powered friends and the dangers that await them; the Crunchyroll Original hits the streamer January 27.

Sing a Bit of Harmony ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sing a Bit of Harmony’: The Rise of Music in Anime

In Yasuhiro Yoshiura, FUNimation, and J.C. Staff’s animated feature, an A.I. dropped into a high school to test her ability to fit in uses song to share feelings, resolve conflict, and bring happiness to those around her; film, hitting U.S. theaters January 23, treads new ground where what is sung is as important as what is said.

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Crunchyroll Drops ‘Shenmue the Animation’ Trailer and Release Date

Voice cast and key art revealed for the highly anticipated Crunchyroll and Adult Swim original series; based on the hugely popular 1999 SEGA video game, the 13-episode anime kicks off February 5.

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Vote Now for the Sixth Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Anime of the Year nominees include ‘86 Eighty-Six,’ ‘Attack on Titan Final’ Season Part 1, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen,’ ‘Oddtaxi,’ ‘Ranking of Kings’ and ‘Sonny Boy;’ fans can vote now, every day, in every category, through January 25 – winners will be announced February 9.

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