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Documentary Following Kyoto Animation Arson Doctor to Air on September 1
   ∟Japanese Creators: “Please Don’t Send Us Your Ideas”

China bans seafood from Japan after the Fukushima nuclear plant begins its wastewater release
   ∟China Bans Import of Seafood and All Marine Products From Japan
      ∟Long Lines at Hong Kong Sushi Restaurants Following Japanese Seafood Ban
         ∟Chinese Sushi Shop Burns Down as a Suspicious Man Is Seen Escaping
            ∟China Salt Hoarders Told: ‘Don’t Be Like Koreans, We’re More Reasonable!’
               ∟Korean Politician: ‘Japan’s Release of Contaminated Water Is a Declaration of War!’
                  ∟Korean Politician Goes On Hunger Strike in Protest of Japan’s Water Release
   ∟Japanese ministers eat Fukushima fish to show it’s safe after nuclear plant wastewater is discharged


Sony Profits Down 31% From Underperforming Finance & Film Businesses
   ∟Leaked Microsoft Email on Acquiring Publishers to ‘Spend Sony Out of Business’

Live-Action Anime news:

Barbenheimer Movie In Development, Tells Story Of Dolls Creating An A-Bomb (This Is Not A Joke)
The Garden of Words Stage Play Unveils Main Visual, Set Photos
First-ever live-action Pokémon-themed TV drama on the way with former idol singer starring
Live-Action Golden Kamuy Film Reveals Premiere Date, Teaser Trailer and More
   Side-by-side comparison
Naruto live-action film confirmed to be under production with The Witcher’s scriptwriter
   Kishimoto himself confirmed it
      Kishimoto provides a timeline
Netflix’s Live-Action ‘One Piece’ EP Marty Adelstein Reflects On Failed ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Adaptation: “What We Learned Is That The Fans Are Expecting You To Be True To The Source Material”
   One Piece: Despite Playing a Major Role, Sanji Actor Taz Skylar Paid Nearly 1.4X Less Than Emily Rudd, Mackenyu – Report Claims
      Why might that be?
   Netflix Live-Action One Piece promoted through Fortnite

Streaming news:

‘Naruto’ Four-Part Anime Special Hit With Indefinite Delay, Studio Pierrot Using Extra Time “To Further Raise Its Quality”
   ∟New Naruto 4-Episode Anime Delayed to ‘Increase Quality’
Crunchyroll Adds Offside Soccer Anime
Across the Spider-Verse Fans Notice Andy Samberg Line Removed From Digital Release
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Anime’s 2nd Compilation Film Reveals Title, Teaser, November 23 Debut

Theater Release news:

Lord of The Rings: The War Of The Rohirrim Anime Film Delayed to December 2024
Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Manga Gets Two-Part Anime Film in Spring 2024
City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust Anime Film Collaborates with Lupin The Third, Tama & Friends
Ron Friedman’s first Transformers The Movie script now online

Series news:

Dragon Ball Anime Rights Reportedly in Limbo Amid Shueisha Shake Up
   Todd Blankenship’s thread
TRUMP Gothic Stage Play Inspires Delico’s Nursery Anime Spinoff
Kaiju No. 8 Anime Cleans Up in First Monthly 100 Monster View Visual
Baki Hanma Anime Knuckles Up in Season 2 Key Visual
The Apothecary Diaries TV Anime Reveals Three-Episode Premiere With New Visual
The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountain Hits Japanese TV on October 7
The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess TV Anime Paints the Town Red in New Visual, Trailer
Reign of the Seven Spellblades Anime Conjures Up Four More First-Year Cast Members
The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You Anime Gets into Weird Science in Kusuri’s Character Teaser
Shangri-La Frontier TV Anime Dives Deep on October 1
Magic Life is Mixed Up in Dekoboko Majo no Oyako Jijou Anime PV
Tough Training Begins in The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic TV Anime Trailer
Undead Unluck Anime Character Trailer, Additional Cast Revealed
Rail Romanesque Season 2 Anime Reveals 8 Train Girls for Upcoming Episodes
Heat the Pig Liver TV Anime Teaches You Proper Swine Cleanliness in New Visual
Why JoJo stand names were changed outside of Japan
Manga Archive Organization Dedicated to Archiving Manga Materials Founded
   ∟Japanese politicians want to stop export of anime art materials by creating national media center
Morohe Yoshida, Ryōta Yuzuki Launches New Manga on September 12
English Release of Susumu Higa’s Okinawa Manga Delayed Due to Censorship Issue with Chinese Printer
‘Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation’ Author Responds After Western Critics Accuse His Writing Of A Nuanced Slavery Storyline As Being A Personal Endorsement Of The Act
Charles Martinet Retires After 31 Years of Voicing Mario
   Charles Martinet On His New Role As Mario Ambassador: “I Don’t Know What That Is Yet”
PS5 USB ports reportedly ‘melted’ at Evo 2023 esports tournament
Armored Core 6 players are making amazing Gundam, Evangelion, and Kirby mechs
   ∟Armored Core VI Finally Gets a Thomas the Tank Engine Mod
      Thomas the TANK Engine
Japanese vs Western Video Game Female Character Designs Compared
   You will play as ugly character and you will be happy
Lara Croft has never looked better than she does in… Call of Duty?
   Looks pretty good for a man
Blue Archive ‘MomoTalk AI Conversation’ Function in Testing
Call of Duty enlists AI to eavesdrop on voice chat and help ban toxic players starting today
Xbox Introduces a New “Strike” System for Toxic Players, But it’s 8 Strikes Until You’re Out
Nintendo: ‘Please Be Considerate of Others When Playing Online’

Release news:

Owner of world’s largest comic collection extends record and has read all 138,000
– Right Stuf
   Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series (Steelbook)
   Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (Walmart Exclusive) (Steelbook)

Random Merch news:
Square Enix has recreated a famous Final Fantasy VII scene in LEGO, and you can win it
White April O’Neil ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ Action Figure Leads To Speculation Character Could Be Changed For Markets Outside The United States
Yu-Gi-Oh! Brings Millennium Rod to Life for All Your Card Game Fun
Music Anime ‘Sound! Euphonium’ Movie Ticket Bonus Rather Lewd
Raise a Glass to Lupin the 3rd with Kutani Ware Sake Glass Set
Japanese prison mascot appears in children’s colouring book made by prison inmates
In Japan, you can buy ramen noodles made by prison inmates, but is it any good?
Mountain Dew opening the Mountain De Yu public bath house in Tokyo for Mountain Day
Horny, frugal moms are saving money by using kids’ gymnastics product as sex toy
Chinese Anti-Cheating Belt Uses GPS to Track Location & Unbuckles
China Toilet Makes Users Watch QR Code Ads for ‘Free’ Toilet Paper
Daihatsu dealership takes down controversial tweet boasting that they like trees
‘Emotional support stripper’ in Ukraine has run in with mafia after weird Putin request
How to go buy condoms without spoiling the mood with the help of Schrödinger’s toilet and robots

Misc news:

“Hentaiger” Tiger Mask-Wearing Exhibitionist on the Loose
High School Boy Arrested for Voyeurism After Recording Obasan at Hot Springs
Shizuoka Police Officer Arrested for Beating Up a Tokyo Police Officer
Unemployed Man Takes Taxi Without Paying to Turn Himself in to Police
Female Cook Falls & Drowns in a Nursery School Grease Trap
Man Arrested After Taking ‘Dead Drunk’ Woman to a Hotel
Teacher who posted about teaching children consent arrested for allegedly raping 14-year-old student
Transgender ‘Muslim Woman’ Demands Ex-Boyfriend Return His Frozen Testicles
Man Kills Company President Before Hire: ‘I Got Him Before He Could Get Me’

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?

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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