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Love Live! Superstar!!’s Nako Misaki Tests Positive For COVID-19
Tokyo, Osaka to Come Out of State of Emergency as Cases Rise and Olympics Loom
Japan Will Begin Issuing “Vaccine Passports” Starting in July
Tokyo Olympics to allow spectators, provided they “cheer quietly”
Please drink alone in your room and don’t have sex, Tokyo Olympics tells athletes

Wolf Boy Ken, Sally the Witch Composer Asei Kobayashi Passes Away Aged 88

Voice Actor Koichi Yamadera and Talent Okada Robin Shoko Announce Marriage
   ∟Anime voice actor star of Cowboy Bebop marries former idol less than half his age

‘Prepare for War,’ China Military Warns in New Propaganda Poster for Taiwan

Source Images of Pokémon Card Backgrounds
   The most overused game graphic you never noticed | Texture Archaeology

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Classic Valis Games Line Up Crowdfunding for Switch Release

Convention news:

Lucasfilm & Anime Expo Lite Announce STAR WARS: VISIONS Panel

Live-Action Anime news:

Rurouni Kenshin Live-action Film’s “Final Chapter” Surpasses 5 Billion Yen at Box Office

Streaming news:

Sgt. Frog Anime Leaps to the Crunchyroll Catalog Today
Crunchyroll Adds The Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta To Catalog
Boys’ Love Anime Film The Stranger by the Shore Heads to Funimation
BEASTARS Season 2 Makes Netflix Debut on July 15
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop Anime Film Hits Netflix on July 22
Thermae Romae Novae Anime Reveals Teaser Visual and Main Staff
Carole & Tuesday Director Helms Anime Adaptation of Mark Millar’s Super Crooks
CLAMP, WIT STUDIO, Netflix Team Up for New Anime Based on Brothers Grimm
Netflix Announces Bright: Samurai Soul
Record Of Ragnarok Anime Denied Release on Netflix in India
Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory to Get 3 Different Versions on July 14
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Reveal Fena: Pirate Princess Trailer, Main Staff, and More
Digital Manga Service Azuki Announces June 28 Global Launch
Interspecies Reviewers yeeted off Anime Lab

Theater Release news:

Newest BELLE Trailer Confirms US Theatrical Release Set For Winter 2021
Funimation Plans Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Anime Film Screenings for North America
‘Final’ Evangelion Anime Film Weekend Jumps Over 900% Over Previous in Japan
   ∟Evangelion 3.0+1.0 10th Highest-Grossing in Japan With 9.33 Billion Yen at Box Office
Japan Box Office: Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Surpasses One Billion Yen Mark
Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch Gets New Theatrical Release Date for Japan
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Anime Film Reveals December 24 Premiere With New Visual
Heroes Get Some Hand-On Training in New My Hero Academia Visual for Upcoming Arc
   ∟World Heroes Mission Theatergoers to Receive Bonus Booklet including New Manga

Series news:

Junji Ito’s Uzumaki Anime Adaptation Pushed to Next Year
Shingo Natsume’s Sonny Boy Anime Reveals New Key Visual, Promo
Teens Take Back Reality in D_CIDE TRAUMEREI THE ANIMATION Trailer
Rusted Armors Anime Project Reveals First Character Visual
Let’s Make a Mug Too Anime Fires Up Second Season This October
Sho Harusono’s Boys Love Manga Sasaki and Miyano Gets Anime by Studio DEEN in 2022
Saga of Tanya the Evil TV Anime Continues to March on in Season 2
Cooking with Valkyries Anime Returns for Its 2nd Season on July 18
Banished from the Heroes’ Party TV Anime Reveals More Companions
Demon Lord Shrinks Down in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! Character Settings
   ∟VTubers Aqua, Subaru, and Nene Sing ED for The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
Vampire Rock Anime Visual Prison Unveils New Art and Crew
Final Fantasy IX Being Developed As Animated Series By Square-Enix And French Studio
Hotondoshindeiru’s Uncle from Another World Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation
Grab the tissues: Preteens and teens pick the anime that makes them cry the most
Mentally Ill K-Pop Cultists Attack Hero Academia Twitter Account
Kaiju No. 8 Manga Has Passed an Impressive 3 Million Copies Printed and Sold
Tokyo Revengers Manga Gets Around Town With 20 Million Copy Print Run
Superman to star in upcoming gourmet manga series
Isekai Quartet Kadokawa Crossover Anime Gets a Cute Side-Scrolling Platformer
Mushihimesama, One of the Best Bullet Hell Shooters, is Now on Switch
Nintendo Announces First New 2D Metroid Game in 19 Years, Metroid Dread
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Expansion Adds More Horrifying Content
Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Roster
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Gets Gameplay Trailer, Planned 2022 Release
Pokémon GO Developer Niantic Reveals Transformers Mobile Game
Guilty Gear -Strive- Censors Mention of Taiwan, Uighur From In-Game Lore
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Censors Cleavage & Thighs
Take-Two Interactive Uses E3 Panel to Talk About Diversity & Inclusion Instead of Games
Space Jam 2 is getting a video game tie-inSpace Jam 2 is getting a video game tie-in

Release news:

VIZ Media Licenses Record of Ragnarok Manga for Fall 2021
Funimation Announces Robotech Streaming and Home Video Launch
Remastered Evangelion 3.333 Anime Film Gets 4K Blu-Ray Release in August
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The Woman Called Fujiko Mine audio mixdown
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Tops 2021 Physical Release Charts On 1st Day
   ∟Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Film Sells Over 1 Million Copies on Home Video in 3 Days

Random Merch news:

Yokohama’s Walking Gundam Recreated as 1/48-Scale Light-Up Bust
   ∟New Chogokin Figure Brings Yokohama’s Walking Gundam to You
Computer Hardware Manufacturer ASUS Launches Gundam Tie-In For Sale In The US
Mario kimono, Bowser underwear part of gigantic Nintendo/Japanese fashion brand collab
Carry Your Own Nezuko in This New Demon Slayer Luggage
$1,000 Yu-Gi-Oh! Blue-Eyes White Dragon Cards Sell Out Immediately
Now you can fractionally own Pokémon cards
Japanese NPO Opens New ‘Reiwa’ Tokiwa-so Complex for Budding Manga Artists
Style Hard With Officially Licensed Very Limited Version Of Kaneda’s Jacket From Akira

Misc news:

Cardboard cosplayer makes amazing costumes of mecha…and star of Lethal Weapon?!?
Anti-selfie tech? Government pleads with cellphone carriers to curb inappropriate photos
Man stealing uniform from school caught by mysterious man in restroom in middle of night
Restaurant worker putting pubes on curry heralds return of baito-terror
Busy morning in Sapporo as bear attacks coincide with naked man walking around town
Yamagata kids on way to school accidentally say “good morning” to wild bear
Spaniard Handed 15 Years Imprisonment for Murdering & Eating Mother
Japanese man deported for eating cats

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