Kodansha Comics Is Having a Line-Wide Sale

Starting now until January 31, 2022, fans can save up to 50% off more than of 3,000 Kodansha’s Digital Manga.

Whether you’ve been wanting to start a new series like the fan favorite awkward office romance, Sweat and Soap, the viking action adventure, Vinland Saga, the critically acclaimed titles like the trans coming-of-age series, Boys Run the Riot, or a psychological thriller from the Shuzo Oshimi’s canon including, Blood on the Tracks, Happiness, and Flowers of Evil – this sale lets you sample and explore tons of manga without emptying your wallet.

This Kodansha Line-Wide Digital Manga sale is especially exciting for fans who have been excitedly watching the anime but haven’t yet read the manga. Now you can save big on hit anime-inspiring series like Attack on Titan, Tokyo Revengers, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Blue Period, and more.

Just visit one of our many participating digital vendors, including BookWalker, comiXology, Kindle, Google Play, Kobo, NOOK, izneo, MyAnimeList and more.

Source: Kodansha Comics

Avex Pictures Hosts Worldwide Stream of the Ouran High School Host Club Musical

Avex Pictures has announced that it is hosting two special livestream events for the Ouran High School Host Club musical. The Tokyo and Osaka performances will be available for seven days from January 23, 2022 and January 30, 2022, respectively, with prices varying between regions.

There are English websites with more information for the two performances of the Ouran High School Host Club musical:

Ouran High School Host Club is described as:

You’ll fall for the boys in the Ouran Host Club: Tamaki’s truly romantic. Kaoru and Hikaru offer displays of brotherly love. You’ll adore brainy Kyoya, innocent Honey, and manly Mori. Oh, and don’t forget Haruhi. He knows what girls want—of course, it’s because he’s a girl too. The Hosts must do their best to hide her secret, but Haruhi’s having a blast turning their perfect world upside down.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Setsucon Announces Finalists for the 2022 Setsucon Anime Awards

Setsucon has announced the finalists for the 2022 Setsucon Anime Awards, to be held virtually over Twitch on January 23, 2022, ahead of their annual convention held January 28-30, 2022 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. A committee-run convention under the Penn State Anime Organization, the Setsucon Anime Awards debuted in 2021 as an online event as part of their virtual Winter Fest. This year, the Setsucon Anime Awards kick off the convention week, although will remain virtual in order to allow for expanded reach and increased production quality.

The 2021 Awards saw Wit Studio’s Great Pretender take home Anime of the Year, while Fruits Basket: Season 2 took home Sequel of the Year. This year, Wit Studio returns with Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song while Fruits Basket looks to take two straight with their Final Season. Top shows, films, characters, and more fill the awards show, which celebrates anime and anime production of the Winter 2021 Season through the Fall 2021 Season.

The finalists for the 2022 Setsucon Anime Awards are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Anime of the Year

  • Horimiya
  • Mushoku Tensei
  • ODDTAXI
  • Sk8 the Infinity
  • To Your Eternity
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song
  • Wonder Egg Priority

Sequel of the Year

  • Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
  • Fruits Basket: Final
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • Moriarty the Patriot Season 2
  • My Next Life as a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom X
  • Yuru Camp Season 2

Film of the Year

  • Belle
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0
  • Gintama: The Final
  • Given
  • Josee, The Tiger and the Fish
  • Sing a Bit of Harmony
  • Summer Ghost
  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Character of the Year

  • Ai Ohto (Wonder Egg Priority)
  • Bojji (Ranking of Kings)
  • Jeanne (The Case Study of Vanitas)
  • Reki Kyan (Sk8 the Infinity)
  • Rimuru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2)
  • Tohru (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S)
  • Vivy (Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song)
  • Vladilena Milize (86—EIGHTY-SIX)

Studio of the Year

  • Bones
  • CloverWorks
  • Kyoto Animation
  • Madhouse
  • P.A. Works
  • Studio Bind
  • Trigger
  • Wit Studio

Best Action Anime

  • Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song

Best Adventure Anime

  • Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
  • So I’m a Spider, So What?
  • To Your Eternity

Best Comedy Anime

  • The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
  • Horimiya
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • Sk8 the Infinity

Best Drama Anime

  • Fruits Basket: Final
  • Higehiro
  • Mushoku Tensei
  • To Your Eternity

Best Fantasy Anime

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • Mushoku Tensei
  • takt op. Destiny
  • The World’s Finest Assassin

Best Mecha Anime

  • 86—EIGHTY-SIX
  • Back Arrow
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0
  • Gundam Hathaway

Best Music Anime

  • Love Live! Superstar!!
  • takt op. Destiny
  • Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song
  • Zombie Land Saga Revenge

Best Mystery/Horror Anime

  • The Case Study of Vanitas
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU
  • Moriarty the Patriot Season 2
  • ODDTAXI

Best Romance Anime

  • The Duke of Death & His Maid
  • Fruits Basket: Final
  • Higehiro
  • Horimiya

Best Sci-Fi Anime

  • 86—EIGHTY-SIX
  • Otherside Picnic
  • SSSS.Dynazenon
  • Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song

Best Slice of Life Anime

  • Horimiya
  • Komi Can’t Communicate
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • Super Cub

Best Sports Anime

  • Baki Hanma
  • Nomad: Megalobox 2
  • Sk8 the Infinity
  • Uma Musume Pretty Derby Season 2

Best Hero Award

  • Jolyne Kujo (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean)
  • Rimuru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2)
  • Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket: Final)
  • Vivy (Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song)

Best Villain Award

  • Akito Soma (Fruits Basket: Final)
  • James Moriarty (Moriarty the Patriot Season 2)
  • Rudolf Conductore (Back Arrow)
  • Satoko Houjou (Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU)

Best Boy Award

  • Fushi (To Your Eternity)
  • Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)
  • Kyo Soma (Fruits Basket: Final)
  • Langa Hasegawa (Sk8 the Infinity)

Best Girl Award

  • Ermes Costello (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean)
  • Hayase Nagatoro (Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro)
  • Jolyne Kujo (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean)
  • Vivy (Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song)

Best Ship Award

  • Rin x Nadeshiko (Yuru Camp Season 2)
  • Reki x Langa (Sk8 the Infinity)
  • Rudeus x Eris (Mushoku Tensei)/li>
  • Tohru x Kyo (Fruits Basket: Final)

Best Couple Award

  • Duke x Alice (The Duke of Death & His Maid)
  • Hori x Miyamura (Horimiya)
  • Kobayashi x Tohru (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S)
  • Tsuneo x Kumio (Josee, The Tiger, and The Fish)

Soundtrack of the Year

  • Attack on Titan: The Final Season
  • Back Arrow
  • Magia Record
  • Mushoku Tensei
  • Shadows House
  • takt op. Destiny
  • Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song
  • Wonder Egg Priority

Best Opening Song Award

  • Cry Baby (Tokyo Revengers)
  • Dawn (Back Arrow)
  • takt (takt op. Destiny)
  • Stone Ocean (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean)

Best Ending Song Award

  • Avid (86—EIGHTY-SIX)
  • Maid With Dragons (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S)
  • Pinky Hooky (Girlfriend, Girlfriend)
  • Symphonia (takt op. Destiny)

Best VA Cast (Japanese) Award

  • Komi Can’t Communicate
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • ODDTAXI
  • Wonder Egg Priority

Best VA Cast (English) Award)

  • Fruits Basket: Final
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
  • Sk8 the Infinity
  • Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song

VA (Japanese) of the Year

  • Reiji Kawashima
  • Rina Hidaka
  • Tomokazu Seki
  • Yuuki Kaji

VA (English) of the Year

  • Aleks Le
  • Cristina Vee
  • Kira Buckland
  • Matt Shipman

Best Overall Animation Award

  • The aquatope on white sand
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • Mushoku Tensei

Best Character Design Award

  • Cells at Work! Code Black
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
  • Shadows House
  • takt op. Destiny

Best Background Design Award

  • 86—EIGHTY-SIX
  • The aquatope on white sand
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
  • Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song

Best Fight Scene

  • James Moriarty v Sherlock Holmes (Moriarty the Patriot Season 2)
  • Tohru v Elma (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S)
  • Rimuru Tempest v Clayman (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2)
  • Vivy v Kakitani (Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song)

The 2022 Setsucon Anime Awards will take place on January 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm EST on Twitch.tv/Setsucon.

Nominees for Crunchyroll’s 2022 Anime Awards Announced

Crunchyroll has announced the nominees for its 2022 Anime Awards, and voting is open now.

Anime of the Year

  • 86 EIGHTY-SIX
  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • ODDTAXI
  • Ranking of Kings
  • Sonny Boy

Best Boy

  • Senku Ishigami – Dr. Stone Season 2
  • Izumi Miyamura – Horimiya
  • Odokawa – ODDTAXI
  • Bojji – Ranking of Kings
  • Ken ‘Draken’ Ryuguji – Tokyo Revengers
  • Manjiro ‘Mikey’ Sano – Tokyo Revengers

Best Girl

  • Vladilena Milizé – 86 EIGHTY-SIX
  • Tohru Honda – Fruits Basket The Final Season
  • Nobara Kugisaki – Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • Sarasa Watanabe – Kageki Shojo!!
  • Shoko Komi – Komi Can’t Communicate
  • Ai Ohto – Wonder Egg Priority

Best Protagonist

  • Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Yuji Itadori – Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • Joe – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD
  • Odokawa – ODDTAXI
  • Bojji – Ranking of Kings
  • Ai Ohto – Wonder Egg Priority

Best Antagonist

  • Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Tomura Shigaraki – My Hero Academia Season 5
  • Yano – ODDTAXI
  • Echidna – Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2
  • Ainosuke Shindo / “ADAM” – SK8 the Infinity
  • Tetta Kisaki – Tokyo Revengers

Best Fight Scene

  • Eren Jaeger vs. War Hammer Titan – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Naruto Uzumaki vs. Isshiki Otsutsuki – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Yuji Itadori & Aoi Todo vs. Hanami – Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • Yuji Itadori & Nobara Kugisaki vs. Eso & Kechizu – Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • Elma vs. Tohru – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • Vivy vs. Yugo Kakitani – Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-

Best Director

  • Yuichiro Hayashi – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Sunghoo Park – Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • Yo Moriyama – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD
  • Baku Kinoshita – ODDTAXI
  • Shingo Natsume – Sonny Boy
  • Shin Wakabayashi – Wonder Egg Priority

Best Animation

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (cour 1)
  • Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-
  • Wonder Egg Priority

Best Character Design

  • Tadashi Hiramatsu – Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • Baku Kinoshita and Hiromi Nakayama – ODDTAXI
  • Atsuko Nozaki – Ranking of Kings
  • Michinori Chiba – SK8 the Infinity
  • loundraw (FLAT STUDIO) and Yuichi Takahashi – Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-
  • Saki Takahashi – Wonder Egg Priority

Best Score

  • Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto – 86 EIGHTY-SIX
  • Yuki Kajiura and ‎Go Shiina – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Mabanua – MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD
  • PUNPEE, VaVa, and OMSB – ODDTAXI
  • Satoru Kosaki – Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-
  • DÉ DÉ MOUSE and Mito – Wonder Egg Priority

Best VA Performance (Japanese)

  • Ayane Sakura – Gabi Braun – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Yuki Kaji – Eren Jaeger – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi – Daisuke Jigen (Ep. 0) – Lupin The 3rd Part 6
  • Natsuki Hanae – Odokawa – ODDTAXI
  • Aoi Yuki – Kumoko – So I’m a Spider, So What?
  • Kanata Aikawa – Ai Ohto – Wonder Egg Priority

Best VA Performance (English)

  • Brittany Cox – Fena – Fena: Pirate Princess
  • Laura Bailey – Tohru Honda – Fruits Basket The Final Season
  • Adam McArthur – Yuji Itadori – Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • David Wald – Ainosuke Shindo / “ADAM” – SK8 the Infinity
  • Matt Shipman – Reki Kyan – SK8 the Infinity
  • Anairis Quiñones – Rika Kawai – Wonder Egg Priority

Best Opening Sequence

  • Boku no sensou – Shinsei Kamattechan – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Kaibutsu – YOASOBI – BEASTARS
  • VIVID VICE – Who-ya Extended – Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • Ai no Supreme! – Fhána – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • ODDTAXI – Skirt and PUNPEE – ODDTAXI
  • Cry Baby – Official HIGE DANdism – Tokyo Revengers

Best Ending Sequence

  • Shogeki – Yuko Ando – Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Yasashii Suisei – YOASOBI – BEASTARS
  • Shirogane – LiSA – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Nai Nai – ReoNA – SHADOWS HOUSE
  • Infinity – YUURI – SK8 the Infinity
  • Ganbare! Kumoko-san no Theme – “Watashi” (VA: Aoi Yuki) – So I’m a Spider, So What?

Best Action

  • Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc
  • Jujutsu Kaisen (cour 2)
  • SSSS.DYNAZENON
  • Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-
  • Wonder Egg Priority

Best Comedy

  • Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
  • Heaven’s Design Team
  • Komi Can’t Communicate
  • Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • ODDTAXI

Best Drama

  • 86 EIGHTY-SIX
  • Fruits Basket The Final Season
  • Kageki Shojo!!
  • ODDTAXI
  • To Your Eternity
  • Wonder Egg Priority

Best Romance

  • BEASTARS
  • Fruits Basket The Final Season
  • Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
  • Horimiya
  • Komi Can’t Communicate
  • The Duke of Death and His Maid

Best Fantasy

  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (cour 1)
  • Ranking of Kings
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)
  • The Case Study of Vanitas
  • To Your Eternity
  • Wonder Egg Priority

Best Film

  • Belle
  • Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
  • Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
  • Shirobako the Movie
  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Source: Crunchyroll

English Cast Announced for the LBX Girls Anime

The English cast has been announced for the LBX Girls anime:

  • Megan Taylor Harvey is Riko
  • Laura Stahl is Yui
  • Kayli Mills is Suzuno
  • Kira Buckland is Kyoka
  • Heather Gonzalez is Miharu
  • Rachel Slotky is Mana
  • Zeno Robinson is Nate
  • Doug Stone is Chief

Madeleine Heil and Laura Stahl directed the dub.

FUNimation Entertainment will begin streaming all of the episodes of the English dub on January 19, 2022.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Anime Blu-ray Review: Noragami Aragato Season Two

Noragami Aragato Season Two is a two-disc set that includes all 13 episodes of the second season of Noragami. The release includes both an English dub and the Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Noragami Aragato Season Two
English Publisher: FUNimation Entertainment
Format: Blu-ray
Release Date: July 30, 2019

Noragami Aragato continues to follow Yato, a minor god who doesn’t have a shrine. He, his Regalia named Yukine, and a living Phantom named Hiyori find themselves involved with more adventures that include the other gods.

There are two story arcs that make up Noragami Aragoto. The first involves Bishamon, the god of combat. She is still haunted by her past where Yato killed off all of her Regalia expect for Kazuma. Yukine makes friends with Suzuha, one of Bishamon’s Regalia, but Suzuha is used by another one of Bishamon’s Regalia in order to launch his plot to overthrow Bishamon. It turns out that Yato ends up being the key to stop this renegade Regalia’s plan.

The second story arc focuses on Ebisu, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. It turns out that he uses Phantoms as his Regalia, and this causes problems for the gods and the balance of the world. Yato, meanwhile, is forced by Nora and his “father” to return to his darker side as a God of Calamity. Ebisu’s story and Yato’s story turn out to be intertwined.

I originally watched Noragami Aragato when it was streaming as a simulcast on FUNimation’s streaming service. It was already a different viewing experience this time around because I could watch the series in larger chunks than the one episode per week that I originally saw them in. Also, I only had a break of a few days between the first and second season, instead of the roughly year-and-a-half between the end of the first season and the beginning of the second season that I had the first time I watched this series. Because of that, it made starting Noragami Aragato much easier to get into right away this time, since I didn’t have to spend time trying to remember characters and facts from the first season.

Overall, I still think that Noragami Aragoto is a stronger series than the first Noragami anime. Bishamon had a great story arc, which lasted for roughly half of the season. The other half of the season was devoted to Ebisu’s arc. The Ebisu arc is also strong and keeps the audience’s interest. And both story arcs had very compelling emotional aspects to them, which made the viewer care about the characters and what was happening to them. I also liked how Bishamon continued to evolve as a character during Ebisu’s arc. During Ebisu’s arc, Hiyori also went through some evolution as a character, and what happens to her during that arc ultimately helps to make her connection with Yato and Yukine even stronger in the long run.

At the end of the final episode, there was a teaser scene that revealed a very shocking piece of information to the viewer. It was something that I hadn’t expected, anyway. And the manner that this scene was done in made it clear that there was more to the story. Unfortunately, it’s been a little over six years since the final episode of Noragami Aragato aired, and there has yet to be another season to be released for Noragami. Which is unfortunate, because not only is there that teaser scene, but there are still at least a couple of loose plot threads hanging at the end of this season. At this point, I think the only way to find out how this story continues is to read the Noragami: Stray God manga, which is the original source material for this anime series.

The Blu-ray video for this set has 1080p High Definition 16:9 (HD Native), while the audio includes Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1 and Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 2.0. I had no complaints about either the video or the audio quality for this release.

When it comes to the bonus features, they are only included on the second disc. The box only plays up the two English voice actor commentaries, but there’s also original Japanese trailers, two versions of the textless opening, three versions of the textless closing, and trailers for releases that FUNimation Entertainment was promoting at the time this Blu-ray set was released. My only gripe with the extras is wondering why there were two versions of the textless opening included. Watching them both back-to-back, I couldn’t see any noticeable differenced in the animation. At least with the first two textless endings, I could see one noticeable change in the animation.

Even with my minor gripe with the bonus features, I would still recommend Noragami Aragato Season Two to fans of the Noragami anime who want to have all of the available episodes of the franchise in their anime home video library.

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MIYAVI Chosen to Sing the Opening Song for the Tribe Nine Anime

Called the “Samurai Guitarist” by many, MIYAVI has been performing both domestically and internationally. In September of 2021, he released his new album, Imaginary, and has just finished up a successful North America tour, where he performed shows in 19 different cities, as well as a Japan tour in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.

His highly anticipated new single “Strike It Out” is scheduled to go on sale on March 23, 2022. The title song “Strike It Out” is the opening theme song for the currently airing anime Tribe Nine. Although the CD has yet to hit stores, the title song was digitally released on streaming platforms at midnight on January 11, 2022.

Tribe Nine is the first joint project between Too Kyo Games, a group of creators led by Kazutaka Kodaka, who worked on the Danganronpa series, and Akatsuki. The Tribe Nine anime began airing on January 10, 2022 on TOKYO MX. It is also being broadcast on several other Japanese stations and is available for streaming on the Docomo Anime Store and other digital streaming services.

MIYAVI has gained worldwide attention as a guitarist for his unconventional “slap guitar” style, in which he plays the electric guitar with his fingers instead of a pick. He’s performed more than 350 live shows in 30 some countries, and has eight successful world tours under his belt. Other accomplishments include arranging the Japanese version of the theme song for the blockbuster film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, producing music for a Honda commercial, creating music for SMAP, and working with other various artists.

MIYAVI released his album Holy Nights in April 2020. Additionally, he launched a new project entitled “MIYAVI Virtual Live,” where he performed virtual live shows for his fans during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. This allowed him to express himself through the new medium of live streaming. In September 2021, he released his new album Imaginary, which was highly anticipated by fans all over the world, and completed a successful North America tour where he performed in 19 cities across the continent. In December 2021, he went on a Japan tour and performed in major cities across the country.

The artist also made a Hollywood debut in the movie Unbroken and was featured in Gucci’s global collection ad “Gucci Off the Grid.” MIYAVI continues to expand his modeling and acting work and has no intention of taking a break from any of his activities.

INFORMATION

The CD release for MIYAVI’s new single “Strike It Out,” the opening theme song of the anime Tribe Nine, has been confirmed.

Release date: March 23, 2022
Price: ¥1,430 (tax included) / ¥1,300 (excluding tax)
Product No.: LAPS-4009

Tracklist:
01. “Strike It Out” (opening theme song of Tribe Nine anime)
Lyrics: MIYAVI
Composition: Jeff Miyahara
Arrangement: Jeff Miyahara, MIYAVI, Lenny Skolnik

*Includes three bonus tracks including an instrumental version
*Only the title song “Strike It Out” has been pre-released on streaming platforms

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The 49th Angoulême International Comics Festival Is Postponed Until March 2022

The official website for the 49th Angoulême International Comics Festival has announced that it is postponing the event to March 17-20, 2022. The staff of the event cited the evolution of the pandemic as the reason for the postponement.

The 49th Angoulême International Comics Festival was scheduled to take place on January 27-30, 2022. The passes for the festival will roll over to the new dates. The festival staff is also in the process of arranging refunds for those who wish to apply.

Lemon Haruna’s Daruchan, Toshiya Higashimoto’s Le Bateau de Thésee (Theseus no Fune or Ship of Theseus), Keigo Shinzô’s Mauvaise Herbe (Nora to Zassō), Akira Oze’s Natsuko no Sake, Junji Ito’s Sensor, and Toranosuke Shimada’s Une brève histoire du Robo-Sapiens (Robo Sapiens: Tales of Tomorrow) manga are nominated for Best Comic at this year’s awards.

Source: ANN

U.S. Cinema Chain Alamo Drafthouse to Host Yearlong Studio Ghibli Film Screening Event

The movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is hosting the “Tales of Studio Ghibli” film screening event at 21 locations across the United States. The chain describes the event as a “yearlong celebration” of the anime studio.

The cineplex will host dinner and brunch screenings of the Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind films.

The cineplex’s website is currently listing screenings until June 1, 2022. Some of the screenings will feature a special menu.

Source: ANN

AsianCrush Adds the Revolutionary Girl Utena Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that AsianCrush is adding the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime to its service. The episodes are available in the United States and Canada with the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.

The story of Revolutionary Girl Utena is described as:

“Never lose that strength or nobility, even when you grow up.” When Utena was just a child and in the depths of sorrow, she found salvation in those words. They were the words of a prince, who bestowed upon her both a ring and the promise that it would lead her to him again. She never forgot the encounter. Now a teenager, Utena attends the prestigious Ohtori Academy; however, her strong sense of chivalry soon places her at odds with the student council and thrusts her into a series of mysterious and dangerous duels against its members.

Source: The Fandom Post