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Saying Goodbye to Ash Ketchum

Another Western Anime Voice Actor Accused of Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault
   ∟Thorfinn Dub Voice Actor Mike Haimoto Accused of Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault
   My Account: Avery Smithhart

English VA For ‘Genshin Impact’ Character Tighnari Responds To Grooming And Underage Sexual Misconduct Allegations
   Doc of allegations
   Genshin fires his ass
   Genshin Impact Fires Voice Actor Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Escaping Mick, Smokey & Alcohol
   Mick Lauer’s initial response
   Mick Lauer releases a followup response
      Response video

World’s First Anime AMV Creator Has Passed Away
Space Battleship Yamato & Galaxy Express 999 Creator Leiji Matsumoto Dies
   ∟Fans leave flowers at statues of Maetal, Harlock following death of manga creator Leiji Matsumoto

Japan has discovered 7,000 new islands
   ∟China Woman Purchases Uninhabited Japanese Island
   ∟We investigate a block of abandoned Russian territory in Nagasaki
      ∟Sailor Moon Ice Skating Show Canceled Due to ‘Unstable World Situation’
Japanese candy company make tearful, heartfelt apology for raising their prices… by US$0.07
Japan Planning New Government Unit to Handle “Disinformation”
Controversial LGBT Bill in Discussion in Japan Ahead of Hiroshima G7 Summit
   ∟Japan’s Collapse Imminent as Foreign Minister Promises to “Realize Diverse Society”
Yale Professor says the solution to Japan’s aging population is to kill old people

Renowned Japanese Artists Taking a Stand Against Deranged Western Twitter Users

Megaton Musashi TV Anime Postpones Episode 27 Due to Production Delays
   ∟Technoroid OVERMIND TV Anime Postpones Episode 8 Broadcast Due to COVID-19
   ∟Spy Classroom Anime Delays 8th Episode Due to COVID-19
   The Nier: Automata anime returns this weekend following covid-related postponement


Japan’s Toei Unveils Ten-Year Growth Plan After Death of President-CEO Tezuka Osamu

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Godshard Chronicles: A Retro-Meets-Modern Action RPG

Live-Action Anime news:

Tetris Movie All About the Soviet Union & Politics
Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ Accused Of Pushing Transgender Ideology By Making Karen Gillan’s Nebula Look Like A Man
Warner Bros. Discovery To Create New ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Films That Will “Honor The Past, Look To The Future, And Adhere To The Strongest Level Of Quality”

Streaming news:

Netflix’s Pluto anime adaptation looks incredibly intense
NOISEMAN SOUNDINSECT OVA Officially Available on YouTube With English Subs
Watch More Dubbed Anime on Crunchyroll With New Dub Discoverability Feature
Mamoru Oshii Teaches 5+ Hour Video Course on Anime, Film Directing
Crunchyroll Lays Off Approximately 85 Employees Globally
Most Watched Female YouTube Gaming Streamers All Virtual YouTubers

Theater Release news:

Metropolis Director Rintaro Returns After 14 Years With ‘Manga Film’ Based on Sadao Yamanaka’s Works
City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust Anime Film Gets Fall 2023 Release
Boner Cheering Screening at Tokyo theater is latest sign of returning to post-pandemic (ab)normal

Series news:

‘Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack’ ADR Scriptwriter Defends Their Use Of Memes In Series’ Localization: “I Am A Storyteller, Not A Robot”
   ∟That doesn’t seem very poggers
New Pikachu character coming to Pokémon anime series after Ash’s retirement
   ∟New Pokémon TV Anime Catches Male Protagonist Details, Teases Mysterious Pokéball
Living Together is Loony in Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero PV
The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy TV Anime Reveals Main Cast
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Debuts in Spring 2024
Original TV Anime HIGHSPEED Etoile Revs Up With New Key Visual
MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES Anime Streams on Crunchyroll in April 2023
Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!! TV Anime Summons New Cast, Theme Song Artists
I Shall Survive Using Potions! Brews Up TV Anime Adaptation for 2023
Hyakusho Kizoku Anime based on Hiromu Arakawa’s Autobiographical Manga Announces Premiere Date
Magical Girl Destroyers TV Anime Adds Four New Cast Members
   ∟Magical Girl Destroyers TV Anime Cast Adds 8 Uber Nerds
Under Ninja TV Anime Celebrates Ninja Day with New Visual, Staff Announcements
Star Wars Composer John Williams To Provide Soundtrack For Ao No Orchestra Anime
   ∟Young Musicians Take a Bow in Blue Orchestra TV Anime Key Visual, Trailer
One-Punch Man Manga Illustrator Yusuke Murata Teases His First Anime Project
Animax India Censoring All the Breasts & Cleavage
ODDTAXI Reveals New RoOT/Route of OddTaxi Project
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Manga Names Part 9 Protagonist Jodio Joestar
Ero-Manga Website EMD 2nd Booted From Amazon Affiliates Over Explicit Images
Anti-J.K. Rowling Activist Creates List To Catalog Twitch Players Who Stream ‘Hogwarts Legacy’, Gets Shutdown After Less Than 24 Hours
   ∟Transgender Montana State Legislator Voices Approval For ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Twitch Tracking List: “It’s Bad To Pay For A Game Based On An IP That Directly Funds a TERF”
   ∟‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Reveals Transgender Character, Activists Still Not Happy
   ∟Boycott Failed: In Less Than Two Weeks ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Made Just As Much As ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s’ Entire Theatrical Run
   ∟‘Harry Potter’ Scribe J.K. Rowling Receives Public Apology From Trans Activist And Drag Queen Who Falsely Accused Her Of Being A Nazi
Gorgeous Chrono Trigger-Inspired RPG ‘Sea Of Stars’ Get August Release Date, Demo Out Now
   ∟Impressive RPG Sea of Stars Even Has Music Made by Yasunori Mitsuda
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Art Book Reportedly Leaked Online, Includes Spoilers for the Game
Resident Evil 4 Remake Allegedly Replaces Ashley’s Skirt With a “Skort”

Release news:

‘Daddy’ Joker and More DC Manga Get Official English Language Releases
10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Series Acquired by GKIDS
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero 4K blu-ray
– Right Stuf
8 Man gets blu-ray in Japan

Random Merch news:
Pop Team Epic Fashion Goods Turn Popuko and Pipimi Into Your OOTD
Tohru and Kanna Are Ready for Duty With Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Figures
Kotoko Goes for a Stroll With In/Spectre 1/7 Scale Figure
Rem Embraces Her Child Self in Adorable New Re:ZERO Figure
Ram is a power bottom
Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai Tsuki Uzaki Sweater Figure Exposes Much Skin
Beautifully Tan Anubis Bunny Girl Figure Inspired by Cosplayer Non
Mazda goes crazy in the sweetest way by making an insanely detailed chocolate Miata
Mothra wants to dominate your home’s interior as a gigantically awesome tissue cover
This Official Wailord Pokémon Plush Could Actually Squash You
Man Spends $23,000 on a Lifelike Wolf Costume to “No Longer Feel Human”
   Man Spends Nearly $16K on Lifelike Dog Costume to Fulfill Dream of Becoming an Animal

Misc news:

Giant metal orb appears on beach in Japan, anime fans say it’s probably Dragon Ball aliens
Takoyaki stand in Nagoya sold side orders of cocaine, police say
Osaka man arrested after paying phone bill in the middle of crime spree
Double Eyelid Surgery Ads Rampantly Targeting Teens in Japan
Wi-Fi routers help scientists “see” people through walls
Groom Caught Being Breastfed By His Mother On Wedding Day
Japanese Man Punched & Robbed for Taking Too Long on Convenience Store Toilet
Fukushima Man Defecates on Woman’s Bicycle Seat “I Was Attracted to Her”
Mermaid mummy stored at Japanese temple has true identity revealed after year-long study
“I’m the most famous thug in Saitama!” Japanese kids’ social media beef leads to beating, arrests

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