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– Coronavirus News
Over 4,800 Boxes of Ice Cream in China Found to Be “Coronavirus” Flavor
Persona 5 Strikers Western Dub Was Delayed Due to COVID-19
Space Battleship Yamato Compilation Delayed due to State of Emergency Declaration
Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Movie’s Midnight Screenings Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
Evangelion can (not) get released – Final Rebuild film gets delayed again
Tokyo’s latest plan to boost birth rate: Pay people 100,000 yen per baby they give birth to
Fukuoka town erects 7-meter gorilla scarecrow as symbol of strength against COVID-19

– KyoAni Studio 1 Arson Sources
Japanese Junior High Student Wins Silver at IEYI for Inventing Detachable Metal Bars

Elon Musk Tweets Idolmaster Meme, Bandai Namco Stonks Rise

Shueisha Copyright Takedown Hoax Allegedly Caused by Obsessed Stalker
Shueisha Denies Involvement in Recent Twitter Copyright Takedowns

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Ghost of Tsushima Fans Push Restoration of Ancient Shrine Gate Far Beyond Goal

Convention news:

Live-Action Anime news:

Streaming news:

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan JoJo’s Spin Off Anime Pens in February 18 Start
HIDIVE to Allegedly Stream Redo of Healer ‘Complete Recovery’ Uncensored Version
Cells at Work! Code Black Episodes Three and Four to Air Together as One Hour Special
Promare and Other Anime Movies Added to HBO Max
The Second Season of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Will Premiere This July
FEATURE: Explore 2020’s Most Popular Anime on Crunchyroll Around the World!
NHK announces “substantial” fee reduction, Japanese Internet reacts with jeering

Theater Release news:

Evangelion: 3.333 Film Begins IMAX Screenings One Day Later Than Scheduled
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Anime Film Steamrolls Past 35 Billion Yen at Japan Box Office
Gintama: THE FINAL Takes 1st Place in Box Office, Topples Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
Hentai Kamen Creator “Piggybacks” Off Demon Slayer’s Success with an Illustration
Toho Revises Earnings Forecast Upward Significantly Due to Demon Slayer’s Huge Success
Violet Evergarden: The Movie Brings Home Over 2.1 Billion Yen at Japanese Box Office
Earwig and The Witch Premieres in the West February 3
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Film to Debut Dub Alongside Subbed Version in U.S. Theaters
Knights of Sidonia: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi Trailer Depicts Fierce Battle for Survival of Humans

Series news:

Bleach Creator Tite Kubo to Open ‘Klub Outside’ Fan Club With Exclusive Illustrations
Production Sketches of Bleach Previewed Ahead of Tite Kubo’s Klub Outside Opening
Tanjiro VA Leads Original TV Anime Odd Taxi from Pokémon Studio OLM
Assault Lily Project to Get Shaft-produced Mini Anime in Summer 2021
More Girls Join the Soccer Club in Farewell, My Dear Cramer TV Anime
Girl-Meets-Motorcycle TV Anime Super Cub Set to Premiere in April 2021
Old and New Voices Bring Tao and Li to Life in the Shaman King Reboot TV Anime
Madness and Mayhem Run Wild in High-Rise Invasion Anime Trailer
Shinsengumi Kitchen Diary Promises Tasty Time Travel Adventures
Yashahime Anime Accused of Promoting Child Grooming
Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga Outsells Entire US Comics Market Significantly
DAYS Soccer Manga Series Scores Its Final Chapter Next Week
Japanese Fans Rank the Manga Series They Want to See End Before They Do
THE PROMISED NEVERLAND Has a Game App in the Works
New Pokémon Snap Whips Out the Camera on April 30, 2021
CD Projekt RED Faces Huge Financial Fine If They Fail to Fix Cyberpunk 2077
New Dungeons & Dragons Book Will Be “Wheelchair Accessible”

Release news:

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Random Merch news:

Demon Slayer Helps Japan Post Sell Record Number of New Year’s Cards
Demon Slayer Stars Protect Your Drinks as New Cup Clinger Figures
Fire Up Your Demon Slayer Technique with Rengoku’s Replica Nichirin Sword
It’s a trap (Japanese capsule toy)!
Fall Asleep With These New Chika and Miko KAGUYA-SAMA Dakimakura
Check out the Flashy Toy Re-Release of Kaneda’s Bike from Akira
Lego’s Botanical Collection opens up a world of permanent petal play for stressed adults
Spanish leather designer Loewe releases limited edition My Neighbor Totoro collection
Save those coins – Extra-expensive capsule machine toys are on their way in Japan
Foo Fighters unveil an exclusive new Japanese sake
Try The Taste of “Harem Water” from The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter
English mistake on new Japanese beer leads to suspension of sales before its release
Sapporo decides to sell new Japanese beer with English mistake on label
7-Eleven Japan to double the shelf life of their onigiri rice balls
7-Eleven under fire in Japan for mysterious holes in their onigiri rice balls
7-Eleven Japan’s “Paper Tiger” sandwich sparks controversy over deceptive packaging
7-Eleven Japan’s banana milk sparks controversy over deceptive packaging
Deceptive strawberry milk package angers 7-Eleven customers following banana scandal
“The hell with sound judgement” says Red Bull ad, but Japanese people don’t seem to agree
Genital manju sweets, with a dash of “pubic hair”, raise eyebrows in Japan
We attach chemical butt-warmers to our crotches but really should know better

Misc news:

What will 2021 mean for Valentine’s Day in Japan? Survey asks teens their chocolate plans
China Develops Helmets for Soldiers With Self-Destruct Button: Report
China Menaced by Exploding Watermelons
China Menaced by Exploding Down Jackets
China Menaced by Exploding Monitor
China Menaced by Exploding Toilet
China Menaced by Exploding Coins
China Menaced by Exploding China
Thief Stole Toilet Bowls from New Building Residences
Serial toilet thief captured by police in Japan
Man confuses plastic food samples for real thing then gets arrested for trying to steal cash
Canadian Woman Fined for Walking Husband on Leash to Dodge Curfew
Two High School Girls Arrested for Forced Middle School Girl Naked Submission
Hacker Hijacks Electronic Chastity Cage: “Your C*** Is Mine Now”