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Indie Animator Targeted By Hollywood For Using AI Voices

Kabukicho Tower ‘Genderless Toilets’ Discontinued After Floods of Complaints
   ∟Tokyo entertainment complex remodels restroom to remove gender-neutral setup
Transgender Ojisan in Pretty Cure Costume Preying on Young Girls


‘Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto’ Creator Nami Sano Dies at 36
‘This Is a National Crisis’: Japan Orders Investigation Into Covid Jabs As Excess Deaths Skyrocket

Disney Whistleblower Claims Company Systematically Persecuted Conservatives, Also Compensated Employees Based On How Woke They Virtue Signaled

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Live-Action Anime news:

Kenshiro ni Yoroshiku Live-Action Drama Serves up Revenge, Fist of the North Star Style
Don’t Call It Mystery Live-Action Series Gets ‘Reboot’ of 1st Episode
Head Of Mattel Films Robbie Brenner Says Daniel Kaluuya’s ‘Barney’ Movie Will Be “More Adult And Have Adult Themes”
   Hot Wheels Movie From JJ Abrams Gets Update
   Magic 8 Ball: Mattel Films is aiming to make a PG-13 thriller
   Lily Collins to Play Polly Pocket in Live-Action Movie From Lena Dunham
   Monopoly Movie in the Works Following Lionsgate & eOne Merger
Netflix’s One Piece live-action to cost $18 million per episode, say reports
   Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ Adds ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’s Ian McShane
   One Piece Press Notes
   ∟Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ Showrunners Open Up About Series Creator Eiichiro Oda’s Involvement In Live-Action Adaptation: “Anything New To The Series Had To Be Discussed Very Intensively”

Streaming news:

Twitter Japan Cannot Rebrand to ‘X Japan’ Due to a Legendary J-Rock Band
   ∟Japan’s new Spacia X train is like travelling in a luxury aircraft
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off “Its Own New Thing in Many Ways”: O’Malley
Good Night World Manga Logs onto Netflix for Anime Adaptation
BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Anime Gets HD Remastered Edition for Streaming
YouTuber Faces 2 Years for Spoiling Steins;Gate
Music critic demands cash from Activision over Crash Bandicoot clip that sampled his viral TikTok, Activision responds by just suing the guy

Theater Release news:

Japanese Internet Denizens Fighting ‘Barbenheimer’ With 9/11 Memes
   ∟Barbie Movie Official Apologizes After Japanese ‘Barbenheimer’ Outrage
   ∟United Nations Criticized for ‘Nuclear Weapons Off, Peace On’ Tweet in Japan
1993 Super Mario Bros. Film to Get 4K 30th Anniversary Screening in Japan
First 2 Space Battleship Yamato Anime Films to Get 4K Remaster Screenings This Winter
‘My Hero Academia: The Movie’ Officially Announced By Shueisha, Will Feature Original Story From Mangaka Kohei Horikoshi
Ghibli might finally be willing to let images of Hayao Miyazaki’s new anime be seen outside theaters
   ∟Ghibli’s Boy and the Heron gets October U.S. premiere, official screenshot, bird creature reveal
   ∟Studio Ghibli’s new anime may be the most expensive Japanese movie ever made, producer says
SAG-AFTRA Strike Costing Studios “About $600,000 Per Week”
   ∟Warner Bros. Discovery CFO Reveals Company Has Saved Over $100 Million Due To Ongoing Writers And Actors Strike
   ∟Former Paramount Pictures And 20th Century Fox CEO Barry Diller Warns Hollywood Is Doomed If Strikes Continue To Christmas
      ∟‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Voice Actor Billy Porter Says He Had “To Sell My House” In Order To Combat Potential Unemployment Resulting From SAG-AFTRA Strike
   ∟Over 1,000 SAG-AFTRA Members Call On Union Leaders To Push Back Against Any Negotiation Terms Involving AI
      ∟Studios Quietly Go on Hiring Spree for AI Specialist Jobs Amid Picket Line Anxiety
      ∟WandaVision Actor Reveals Marvel Digitally Scanned All Background Performers, “They Won’t Have Any Use For Us”
      ∟Disney Lays Off 150+ Crew Members From Upcoming ‘Tron: Ares’ Movie Amid Ongoing SAG-AFTRA And WGA Strikes
      ∟WGA Negotiators Not Concerned About Residuals Because Streaming Numbers Are Terrible

Series news:

MF Ghost Anime Brings More New Character Visuals to the Starting Line
I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness Hits Japanese TV in October
Dungeon People Manga About Managing a Fantasy Dungeon Gets TV Anime
URAHARA Original 3DCGI Anime Shares Teaser Video & Visual
Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru Web Manga Gets New Life as TV Anime
Devil May Cry’s Dante was inspired by Joseph Joestar from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Slayers Illustrator Araizumi Rui Embroiled in AI Art Witch Hunt
‘Raging Bolt’ Raikou Variant Reveal Shocks Fans Worldwide
Square Enix Censors English Language ‘Final Fantasy XVI’ Script, Softens Dialogue Regarding Iron Kingdom’s Treatment Of Female Captives
Blue Archive Korean Credit Card Collaboration Berating High Spenders
Street Fighter 6 tournament interrupted by a nude Chun-Li mod

Release news:

– Right Stuf
Disney just delivered potential death blow to DVDs and Blu-rays — here’s what’s happening
   Physical Media Still Matters in the Streaming Age and It’s Time for Streamers To Embrace It
   Walmart Reportedly in Talks to Take Over DVD & Blu-Ray Disc Business
New Intel chips won’t play Blu-ray disks due to SGX deprecation

Random Merch news:
Yu Yu Hakusho Gets Some Ugly Sweaters in Time for Christmas
Dare to dream deeply with the support of these two new giant Pokémon Huggers
Pokémon fan creates life-size Koffing that emits real gas
Mold growth and leakage possibly occurring on some Pikachu tails (dessert drinks), so don’t put them in your mouth
7-Eleven apologises for cockroaches in onigiri rice balls
Pennies found in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, customer says
This crazy car gadget totally blows, but does it do it in a good way?
Youtube in Japan Suddenly Plagued by Onahole Ad Before Videos
ONLY MAMS My teen son signed me up for OnlyFans so he could get more pocket money – he’s fully supportive of my career
Opera GX ensures your last words won’t be “please, delete my browser history.”

Misc news:

Mentally Disabled Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 27 School Kids
Man Arrested for Sexual Assault: ‘Her Womb Needed Positive Energy!’
74-year-old female teacher faces 600 years behind bars for sex assault on teen
‘Lake Tahoe Foot Fondler’ nabbed for allegedly touching toes of sleeping women
Woman with ‘world’s biggest cheeks’ shows natural look at age 18 before surgery
Man gets light bulb stuck in mouth while attempting online challenge
‘Help me, Jesus!’: Hawk appears to drop snake on woman before attacking to get it back
NJ town power outage blamed on bird that dropped fish on transformer
Woman who thought she was in a relationship with Stranger Things star Dacre Montgomery sent a scammer $10,000 and left her husband
Japanese Porn Star Drowns In Semen While Filming Bukkake Scene

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
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?
– 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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