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– Vic Mignogna Court Case
   Monica caught pushing a false police report?
      #IStandWithVic Monica permabanned from Con
      Vic Mignogna’s Anime Convention Attendance
      Monica Rial’s Anime Convention Attendance

Monica is doing a signing event with Todd Haberkorn

Daman Mills is voicing Joe in the new Digimon



Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Godshard Chronicles: A Retro-Meets-Modern Action RPG

Live-Action Anime news:

Taika Waititi Reportedly Moving Forward With His Live-Action ‘Akira’ Adaptation: “Sounds Like All His Focus Is On That Project”
Live-Action Knuckles Spin-Off Series Reveals Cast Joining Idris Elba
Shueisha’s Official ‘One Piece’ Columnist Denies Report That Netflix’s Live-Action Adaptation Flopped During Test Screenings
Knights of the Zodiac Live-Action Film Featurette Shows Behind-The-Scenes Look at Action Scenes
   ∟‘Saint Seiya’ Creator Masami Kurumada Live-Action Gives Thumbs Up To Sony’s Upcoming ‘Knights of the Zodiac: The Beginning’ Live-Action Film

Streaming news:

Classic Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Anime Launches on Crunchyroll with Remastered English Dub
Lost ’90s American Animated Saint Seiya Pilot Episode Goes Public
Forces and Styles Collide in Stars Wars: Visions Volume 2 Trailer
The Scott Pilgrim Anime Has Some Serious Industry Heavyweights Behind It
Ishura TV Anime Reveals Two More Main Cast Members
Media Blasters is issuing Copyright Claims
Netflix kisses mail-order DVDs goodbye

Theater Release news:

Resident Evil Death Island 3DCG Film Gets Japanese Theatrical Premiere On July 7
Detective Conan 26th Feature Film Scores Record-Breaking First Day Gross
   ∟Detective Conan Goes Big on 3D Billboard to Advertise 26th Anime Film
AMC Theaters, Cinemark, Regal List Shin Kamen Rider Film for U.S. Release in May
THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Heads to Cinemas Across the UK, Ireland, Malta
Lonely Castle in the Mirror Anime Film Heads to North American Theaters
Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume Anime Film Earns $5M at US Box Office
   ∟Suzume’s Chinese Box Office Gross Surpasses Japan’s Marking Second Anime Film to Do So
   ∟Suzume Is Now the Most-Attended Japanese Film of All Time in South Korea
   ∟Suzume Sails Past One Piece Film Red to Be 4th Highest-Grossing Anime Film of All Time Worldwide
Super Mario Bros. Movie Becomes Biggest Film of 2023 at Over $600M
   ∟Super Mario Bros. Movie Tops $700 Million at Global Box Office
   ∟Nintendo Changing a Super Mario Bros. Movie Character’s Name in Japan to Avoid Racism
      Which one’s Spike?
   Colombians wish Luigi was gay
   ∟Miyamoto says “no doubt” they’ll make another movie, teases using other Nintendo IPs

Series news:

New Pokemon Anime Has Main Heroine Taking Remote Classes Online
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 Anime is Ready to Rise This October in New Teaser
Undead Murder Farce Anime Uncovers Aya Rindo Character Visual
Me & Roboco TV Anime Has Comedian Kendo Kobayashi Join the Cast as Himself
Yuusha ga Shinda! Enjoys Thighs as Thick as Radishes
Mahou Shoujo Magical Destroyers Has Oppressed Otaku Fighting Back
   ∟Mahou Shoujo Magical Destroyers An Endless Hallucination
Oshi no Ko Wants All Eyes on Itself
   Why ‘Oshi no Ko’ is the WTF Anime of the Season!
   ∟Oshi no Ko Self-Aware of Its Own Cuteness
   Oshi no Ko toppled Fullmetal Alchemist on MAL
Skeleton Knight in Another World Anime Studio KAI Posts 381 Million Yen Loss
Beelzebub Author Ryuhei Tamura Launches New Sci-Fi Manga COSMOS
Charcoal looking panels in Berserk were originally in color
Berserk Volume 42 Busts Through with Very Limited Edition Guts Figure
Super Mario Bros. Is 1st Game Music Inducted to U.S. National Recording Registry
Leaked Footage Suggests Sega And Atlus Are Developing A ‘Persona 3’ Remake
Thalassophobia Accessibility Mode Added To ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ For Those Afraid Of Underwater Sections
Nintendo wins court battle against site involved with game piracy
Switch Hacker Released From Prison, Owes Nintendo $14.5 Million in Damages
Konami Worker Charged With Attempted Murder After Beating Ex-Boss With Fire Extinguisher
   ∟Video game maker Konami employee tries to kill old boss with fire extinguisher

Release news:

– Right Stuf
Ashita no Joe Anime Gets 4K Blu-ray Release in Japan
Korean Evangelion Rebuild steelbooks

Random Merch news:
Cuddle up with Pokémon-Inspired Huge Snorlax Pillow
Japan’s new tiny ninja capsule toy collection turns your desk into a secret hideout
Pregnant anime voice actress photo standees: A new frontier in otaku merch
Sega And Uncanny Brands Team Up To Reveal A Sonic Waffle Maker
Yokohama Full-Scale Gundam Now Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors
The strongest peeing boy statue in Japan is a hidden gem of sightseeing in Saitama

Misc news:

Drug dealers in Japan forget their pot stash in rental car, ask agency clerk to not look inside
Sapporo lowers age at which kids are barred from opposite sex’s bath at hot springs, public baths
After 43 lip procedures, 25-year-old says ‘extravagant appearance’ hinders her love life
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Ojisan in Bloomers Terrorizing Train Stations

AC’s Funhouse

Polygon Pushes False Narrative That ‘The Legend Of Zelda’ Series Explores Queer Themes, Claims Link Is “A Gay Icon”
Godshard Chronicles: A Retro-Meets-Modern Action RPG
Fan Collects Over 1 Thousand Copies Of The Original Dragon Quest
‘One Piece’ Creator Eiichiro Oda Defends Series’ Fan Service: “Having Females Show Their Sexuality Out Of Their Own Volition Is A Much Needed Revolution For The Representation Of Heroines In Manga”
Hokkaido company to start balloon ride service to the stratosphere
Tokyo train operator begins issuing body cameras, but it’s not employee conduct that worries them
‘Try Not To Cum Challenge’ Champion Caught Using Performance-Enhancing Antidepressants
New Pop-Up Asks Hentai Watchers If They Even Read the Manga First
“Get them drunk then chop off their heads.” Samurai’s assassination plot against U.S. envoys found
“Android” arrested for rice ball theft in Japan, Android Woman denies involvement
Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan?
Teacher Calls in Bomb Threat “Work Was Too Tiring!”

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