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Yamanashi Prefecture Declares State of Emergency for Its Declining Population
Japanese Communist Party Shuts Down Another Pool Swimsuit Photo Session
Foreign English Teachers in Japan Teaching Japanese Children LGBT Lessons
Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs Clarifies Copyright Law for AI Art

Kyoto Animation Arson Case Prosecutors Outline Trial Timeline, Focus on Criminal Responsibility
   ∟Kyoto Animation Opens Its Online Shop to International Fans


Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

AnimEigo to Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Macross II Anime Release

Convention news:

VINLAND SAGA Creator Makoto Yukimura to Make First US Appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2023
Anime Expo Screens U.S. Premieres for New Rurouni Kenshin Anime, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out Anime Film
Aniplex Details Three Day Slate of Anime Expo 2023 Events
The Eminence In Shadow 2nd Season Has World Premiere at Anime Expo 2023

Live-Action Anime news:

‘Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts’ Producer Says The Film’s “Cultural Society” Is Making Life Hard On The Human Characters
   ∟‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ TV Spot Appears To Spoil Major Autobot Death
   ∟‘Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts’ Actress Dominique Fishback Says “As Black And Brown People We Don’t Get The Opportunity To See Mind-Blowing Things”
   ∟‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Reportedly Includes “Heavy Dose Of Modern Day Hollywood Trendy Agendas,” Makes Optimus Prime “More Of A Loser”
   ∟‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Review – A Tiresome and Redundant “Action” Snoozefest

Streaming news:

Transformers wants your kids to Transform too
   They only feel safe among other non-binary people
      But computers are literally binary

Theater Release news:

SAND LAND Anime Film Reveals Main Poster Visual, Five Additional Voice Actors
Crayon Shin-chan First 3DCG Film Releases New Trailer Featuring Theme Song by Sambomaster
Child Body Mutilation Activists Claim ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’s’ Gwen Stacy Is Transgender
   Activists don’t realize the canon they’ve uncovered
      Spider-Man’s true colors
   Spider-Gwen #1

Series news:

One Piece TV Anime Enlists Henry Thurlow as First Ever Foreign Episode Director
No Longer Allowed in Another World TV Anime Sets 2024 Premiere with New Visual, Trailer
Ishura TV Anime Reveals Three More Characters and Cast
Red Fox webcomic gets anime
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc Gets 70-Minute Finale Episode
Fairy Tail’s Hiro Mashima Launches New Manga DEAD ROCK on July 6
Nisekoi Manga Gets New Story Set 10 Years Later
Boogiepop Supernatural Light Novel Series Returns After 4-Year Hiatus
Tales of Series Manga Canceled After Artist Found Trashing the Series in Old Tweets
Akira Toriyama’s Sand Land Game Adaptation Brings Tank Traversal & Combat
Atlus West Leaks ‘Persona 3 Reload’ And ‘Persona 5 Tactica’ Trailers
   ∟Everyone was recast
Capcom Expects Digital Game Sales to Account for Nearly 95% of Total by 2024
Alan Wake 2 and the death of disc-based video games
   THQ Nordic Wants to Make an Alan Wake 2 Physical Version
Chinese School Principal Mistakes Genshin Impact as Japanese Game

Release news:

Square Enix Store Canceled Final Fantasy XVI Steelbook Orders
One Piece: Ace’s Story and More Announced in VIZ Media’s Spring 2024 Slate
– Right Stuf
   Why they didn’t use the German HD upscale for Saber Riders

Random Merch news:
Hasbro Creates LGBTQ+ Merch Line Promoting “Youth Pride” Grooming Organization
Yu-Gi-Oh card bath towels in Japan keep duelists’ backs dry, if they have the skill to obtain one
Four Arrested for Selling “Water That Works Against Influenza” and Profiting 430 Million Yen
Sushiro Sushi Chain Sues ‘Soy Sauce Licker’ for 67 Million Yen in Damages
Japan’s “just-born” AI-generated swimsuit/lingerie model’s career/existence is officially over
Man Arrested for Amazon Return Fraud Using Switch Games Made 3.77 Million Yen
Man Arrested After Asking Online Pawn Shop Employee to Appraise His Penis

Misc news:

Aichi Police Injure Children & Mother on Wild Chase for Juvenile ‘Caught Smoking’
School Chairman Causes Death of a Student After Barbecue Mishap Using Alcohol
Old Man Arrested for Sexual Assault After Trying to Kiss Granddaughter
China Man Almost Dies After Shoving Live Eel Up Anus for Constipation Relief
Hokkaido company to start balloon ride service to the stratosphere
‘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”

AC’s Funhouse

AC’s Funhouse

The Nazis adored it; the Japanese commercialised it – now we’re all trapped in the cult of cute
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
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?

– 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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