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– Vic Mignogna Court Case
   Monica caught pushing a false police report?
      #IStandWithVic Monica permabanned from Con
         #istandwithvic apology
   Will they ever learn?
   #kickmarsgurl- Stop 4 years of targeted harassment from @MarzGurl
      Finally, a cause #KickVic and “IStandWithVic” can get behind. Let’s #KickJTLovesCodeLyoko

Monica is doing a signing event with Todd Haberkorn
   Ronan Ja decided it was a good idea to tag OG Collectibles
      They slid into my DMs

Japan births fall to record low as population crisis deepens
   ∟Japan’s Population Drops for 12th Straight Year; Sharpest Fall Since 1950
   This community’s quarter century without a newborn shows the scale of Japan’s population crisis
   Japan’s government will play romantic matchmaker in a bid to shore up the birth rate. Experts say it will fail.
   Japan to create new visa pathways to lure high earners and top grads
   ∟Japan Has More Gaijin Than Ever With Record Number of Foreign Residents
Anime Insiders Worried Japan’s Growing Lack Of Creativity Will Allow China To Overtake The Industry

Studio Ghibli President to Resign as Alleged Scandal Rocks the Company

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Evacuated After Smoke Bomb Scare, Suspect Arrested
   ∟Heroic fisherman who caught PM Kishida’s attacker now a fashion icon

Harmony Gold Founder Frank Agrama Passes Away at 93

Pokemon Actor Announces Retirement Amid Cancer Battle
   Michele Knotz’s post about James Carter Cathcart


Convention news:

Fate/Strange Fake -Whispers of Dawn- TV Anime Special Has World Premiere at Anime Expo on July 1
Whack-an-otaku event held by idol singer unit in Tokyo

Live-Action Anime news:

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Stage Play Reveals Visual, Cast
Ya Boy Kongming! Manga Gets Live-Action Drama Adaptation This Fall
Live-Action Young Ladies Don’t Play Fighting Games Series’ Trailer Reveals Theme Song, Additional Cast
‘The Boys’ Star Karl Urban Reportedly In Final Talks To Tap In As Johnny Cage For ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot Sequel
Gran Turismo Live-Action Film’s Full Trailer and Poster Released
‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Producer Jon Landau Confirms Sequel In Development: “We’re Working On It”
   Christoph Waltz Happy To Return For Alita: Battle Angel 2
Live-Action One Piece Star Teaches Us How to Pronounce Luffy
   ∟One Piece Live-Action Won’t Launch Unless Eiichiro Oda is ‘Satisfied’
Chainsaw Man Just Got Its Own Porn Parody
   Manga vs Anime vs Live-Action

Streaming news:

Classic Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Anime Launches on Crunchyroll with Remastered English Dub
   Corrections about dub history
Disney+ Greenlights “Coming-Of-Age” Story About A Teenager Who Has A One Night Stand With Satan
Nippon TV Announcer Apologizes for Using Forbidden Term for Mixed-Race People

Theater Release news:

Kenji Kamiyama’s The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Film Sets Annecy Premiere Plans
THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Gets North American Theatrical Release Later this Summer
The Super Mario Bros. Movie Gets Select Japanese Dub Screenings in United States, Canada
Super Mario Bros. Movie Already Top of Japanese Movie Ticket Sales
   ∟The Super Mario Bros. Movie to Pass US$1 Billion at the Global Box Office This Weekend
      ∟Super Mario Bros. Creator Shigeru Miyamoto: ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Success Thanks In Part To “Overseas Critics” Giving “Quite Low Marks”

Series news:

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood retook the #1 spot
Nelvana Partners With Polygon Pictures for Development of New Anime
Unaired Pokémon: Black and White Anime Episode Scripts Go Public
Horrors Swarm in Feast of Amrita Anime Film Poster
Toei Animation Unveils Girls Band Cry Original Anime
P.A.WORKS’ Original Anime Film Komada – A Whisky Family Slated for November 2023
Am I Actually the Strongest? Isekai TV Anime Premieres in July 2023
Oroka na Tenshi wa Akuma to Odoru Fantasy Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation
The Do-Over Damsel Conquers the Dragon Emperor Fantasy Novel Gets Anime Adaptation
A Boy and His Dog Walk on the Wild Side in Ikimono-san TV Anime
The Dangers in My Heart Anime Accused of Deliberately Removing Korean Signage
‘Vinland Saga’ Anime Director Shuhei Yabuta Apologizes After Season Two Cuts Original Mangaka Yukimura Makoto’s Previously Unseen Backstory For Snake
Japanese Thoughts on Why There Aren’t Many Black Characters in Anime
Viz Media Makes Corrections To Latest ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Chapter After Fans Discover Original Localization Ruined A Hype Moment
‘Chainsaw Man’ Mangaka Tatsuki Fujimoto Confesses To Having Once Eaten A Pet Fish Instead Of Burying It
Lorena and the Land of Ruins Censored by Publisher NekoNyan
Final Fantasy XVI Banned in Saudi Arabia
Yoko Taro Gacha ‘404 Game Reset’ Lives up to Its Name With a Server Rollback
Blue Archive Accused of Stealth Marketing After Artists Post & Delete Fan Art Before Announcement
‘The Lord Of The Rings Online’ Character Creator Adds Facial Hair Option For Women: “We Want To Make As Many Players Feel Represented In The Game As Possible”
NIS America Censors Preview For ‘Disgaea 7: Vows Of The Virtueless’ Reverse Cover Art, Claims “The Final Printed Material Will Be The Original, Uncensored Version”
   NIS America outright admits they think censored games are better than originals

Release news:

Ashita no Nadja getting Japanese blu-rays
– Right Stuf
Right Stuf COO Christine Morgan Leaves Right Stuf/Crunchyroll

Random Merch news:
Anya’s Penguin from SPY x FAMILY Gets Deluxe Plush Treatment
Clever Cup Noodle-only measuring cup becomes instant ramen lovers’ new most-wanted kitchenware
Take a Bite Out of McDonald’s Japan’s First One Piece Anime Opening Recreation
Life-size 4.3 million-yen anime girl figure has soft-to-the-touch skin, varying firmness by spot
We open a mysterious package from China, unveil a cheeky surprise

Misc news:

“Keep your butthole pointed straight down” — Posture tips as Japan starts the new business year
Kabukicho Tower Gender-Neutral Toilets Compromising Privacy
Japan Sexual Minorities: ‘LGBT Bill Is Unnecessary,’ ‘Listen to the People, Not Just Activists’
Man Arrested for Upskirt Filming Girls at Park Restroom Admits to Having Done It 100 Times
Konbini Owner Arrested After Hidden Smartphone Found in Women’s Restroom
Elementary School Teacher Fined ¥300,000 for “Relentlessly Photographing” Female Runners
Old Man Urinating on Tracks Killed by Flying Cow That Was Hit by a Train
Pantless driver dies after being ejected through his sunroof while masturbating to porn on a cellphone when the car crashed and rolled over

AC’s Funhouse

The Nazis adored it; the Japanese commercialised it – now we’re all trapped in the cult of cute
Rachel Dolezal, the White woman infamous for claiming to be Black, fired over OnlyFans account
   She’s also on Cameo, apparently
Why are women’s prisons in California passing out condoms?
Why I Stopped Online Dating and Started Fingering My Own Ass
Luxury hotel chain offering karaoke in a large tub floating on the ocean
Would you pay 450 dollar for a unique picnic dangling 295 feet over a thundering waterfall?
Subway’s flying restaurant will serve sandwiches 1,000 feet in the air: How to book your free ride
Taupo McDonald’s Airplane
Paqui’s One Chip Challenge Pulled From Stores After Teen’s Death
Dick Amnesia Is a Real Thing
Does Guile’s Street Fighter video game crouching block work in real life?
Mr. Sato appears in a French photo album without his consent, goes mad with desire for vengeance
Netflix being sued for $2 billion by Egyptians for ‘distorting the image’ of Cleopatra in new doc
Godshard Chronicles: A Retro-Meets-Modern Action RPG
Tokyo capsule toy machine gives you real samurai-era antique coins, but are they worth anything?
Hot spring offers people of all ages chance to participate in Japanese school-style sports day
“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?

Matt Walsh Brings Video Game Infiltration Mainstream
   Mark Kern provides a simple critique to Matt Walsh
      Mark Kern exposes Daily Wire DMs
         Lauren Chen was blocked
      Matt Walsh decries being called out
         Lunar Archivist fixes Matt Walsh’s deflection
– Little Kuriboh accused of pedophilia by proxy
   ∟I was approached to talk about this during the Daman Mills coverage
      Ex-Girlfriend’s Friend
   Kirbopher’s Apology Post

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