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Korean Politician Goes On Hunger Strike in Protest of Japan’s Water Release
   ∟Korean Politician Hospitalized After Fasting in Protest of Japan’s Water Release
   ∟Chinese Fish Market Reports 80% Drop in Sales After News on Japan’s Water Release

China Angered Over German Foreign Minister Calling Xi Jinping a ‘Dictator’
Great Wall of China Damaged Beyond Repair by Lazy Workers

Kyoto Animation Arson Trial Day 7: Suspect Answers Further Questions on Intentions
   ∟Kyoto Animation Arsonist: ‘Victims? What About KyoAni Stealing My Work?!’


Writers reach tentative deal with studios to end strike after nearly 150 days
   ∟In AC’s Face
   ∟Financial Analyst Claims New WGA Deal Will Put Writers Out Of Work As Studios Cut Film And TV Productions
      ∟Hollywood Screenwriter Explains How Woke, Diversity Hires Will Be Out Of Jobs Under New WGA Deal
         Whoopi Goldberg breaks rank from strike to promote One Piece
   ∟US Actors’ Union Members Vote to Authorize Strike for Video Game Performers

Nippon TV Acquires Studio Ghibli as Subsidiary
   ∟Nippon Television to Acquire Studio Ghibli
   ∟Studio Ghibli to be acquired by Nippon TV as subsidiary company in stock purchase
   Studio Ghibli sold to Nippon TV after finding no successors for Hayao Miyazaki

Convention news:

My Hero Academia UA HEROES BATTLE Original Episode Announced, Premiere Hosted at NYCC

Streaming news:

Female Scalper Apprehended & Manhandled by ‘Citizen’s Arrest YouTuber’
FLCL: Shoegaze Anime Premieres on September 30 Following FLCL: Grunge’s Finale on September 23
Onimusha Anime Unveils Trailer, Cast, More Staff, Theme Song, November 2 Netflix Series Debut
KENGAN ASHURA Anime Season 2 Continues in 2024
Ramona Flowers Is No Longer an Amazon Courier in New ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Series
Gaijin Streamer ‘Johnny Somali’ Arrested in Japan Days After Getting Beat Up

Series news:

Watari-kun’s is About to Collapse Manga Gets Anime
Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon TV Anime Gets 2nd Season
Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside Season 2 Anime Sets January Premiere with New Trailer
Magical Explorer Light Novels Have Anime in the Works
Tenkousaki no Seiso Karen na Bishoujo ga, Mukashi Danshi to Omotte Issho ni Asonda Osananajimi datta Ken Light Novel Series Gets Anime Adaptation
Mysteries Abound in Ron Kamonohashi’s Forbidden Deductions TV Anime Trailer
Date A Live V TV Anime Unveils Second Lineup of Character Visuals
Hokkaido Gals Are Super Adorable! TV Anime Hits the Slopes in New Character Visual, Trailer
The Insipid Prince’s Furtive Grab for The Throne Light Novels Ascend to Anime Adaptation
The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 Anime Unveils Main Visual
Kinnikuman Anime Gets Pumped Up for 2024 TV Broadcast
Tales of Wedding Rings TV Anime Saves the Date with New Character Visuals
The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess TV Anime Reveals 7 More Cast Members
Devil May Cry Anime Series by Netflix Gets a First Look
Family BL Manga Tadaima, Okaeri Gets Anime Adaptation
McDonald’s Japan Ad Goes Viral Thanks to Family Values Over Western Politics
   ∟McDonald’s ad in Japan causes controversy overseas
      It was ThatStarWarsGirl’s Tweet!
Kagurabachi becomes the “new GOAT of manga” thanks to the power of memes
Girlfriend, Girlfriend Manga Author to Release Essay Book about Why He Made Debt of 50 Million Yen to Purchase Watches
Haruhi Suzumiya Franchise Gets New Light Novel Volume, Concert Event
Nintendo now supports passwordless sign-ins
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Will Still Let Cloud Date the Girls
   ∟Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Director Confirms Same-Sex Dating
   Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth won’t carry over your Remake save
   ∟Late Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara to Still Voice Reno in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Game
   Final Fantasy VII Remake Trilogy Will ‘Link Up’ With Advent Children
Epic Games Is Laying Off 830 Employees, or 16% of its Staff
Azur Lane Kashino Skin Scaring With Voluptuous Mounds
Goddess of Victory: Nikke New Character Tia a Busty Delight
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan Leaves Position in March 2024
League of Legends Under Fire for Using Trans Gamers in ‘Esports for Women’ Promo

Release news:

Pushkin Press Publishes Kyōdai Nishioka’s Kafka Manga in English
The Mimosa Confessions Light Novels and More Revealed for Seven Seas
   ∟Monster Cats Manga Leads Latest Seven Seas Licenses
March Comes in Like a Lion gets special Kentaro Miura drawn dust jacket
Ayakashi Triangle BD even more censored than the broadcast
Right Stuf Phases Out, Migrates All Products to Crunchyroll Store on October 10
   ∟Crunchyroll Store Becomes Ultimate Destination for Anime Merch, Manga and More Following Right Stuf Integration
   ∟Why have they not learned that Crunchyroll is the toxic brand?
   ∟Crunchyroll promises to honor Right Stuf pricing
      ∟Crunchyroll also claims they will retain Right Stuf’s packaging quality
      Crunchyroll announces they dropped their prices
         ∟But the pricing doesn’t reflect the Got Anime membership
   Crunchyroll Help Center
   Justin Sevakis worries that the Right Stuf podcast will be lost
      ∟Anime Herald archived it
– Right Stuf
   The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 rerelease
   Masaaki Yuasa: Five Films
   Spirited Away: Live On Stage
As Netflix ends its DVD rental service, Scarecrow steps in

Random Merch news:

LEGO Creates Braille Bricks for Blind and Visually Impaired Children
   ∟Fuck Blind People
Details of the Pokémon/Van Gogh art museum crossover are just as adorable as we’d hoped
Pokemon Card Thieves Finding New Ways to Steal From Card Shops
Woman accidentally sold sealed Pokemon card boxes for $30
New line of Ranma 1/2 lifestyle and fashion anime goods is here to help fans feel complete
   ∟Ranma 1/2 Collabs with Felissimo for Second Run of Retro Manga Inspired Goods
Yu-Gi-Oh! Black Luster Soldier Figure Coming from BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby Division
Lupin Part 4 diorama
Statue maker Gaming Heads claims Sony told it to destroy all PlayStation themed stock
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Mask is Now a Tasty Jelly
Super Mario Bros. Wonder insulated cups coming to 7-Eleven Japan
Official microwaveable Cup Noodle-Use Measuring Cup is now a reality, could be yours if you act fast
Stay in a Japanese hotel room…with a train inside it!
Shrek’s Swamp now an Airbnb stay in Scotland
Japanese prison will become luxury hotel managed by country’s premier resort company
Marubeni CM Goes All-Out With King Ghidorah and Final Fantasy V Music

Misc news:

Woman rescued from outhouse toilet after climbing in to retrieve Apple Watch, Michigan police say
Mental Hospital Ordered to Pay 3 Million Yen for Forcing Hikikomori Into Care
Japanese AV Actress Among Others Busted for Prostitution in Hong Kong
‘Trans-age’ Japanese man born in 1984 identifies as 28-yr-old
A Group of 20 Men Are Running Around Naked in Fukuoka
   ∟Naked Ishigaki man arrested after buying underwear and stealing scooter while drunk
Police Lieutenant Resigns After Groping Woman on Bus: ‘It Made Me Happy!’
Woman Dies After Being Hit by Two Motorcycles While Lying on Street
   ∟Man Arrested for Flashing His Penis While Riding a Motorcycle
Man Arrested for Breaking Into High School: ‘I like High School Girls!’
Legendary Molester Arrested After 10 Years of Groping Schoolboys
Woman fined for fighting back ‘too much’ during sex attack
‘Try Not To Cum Challenge’ Champion Caught Using Performance-Enhancing Antidepressants
New Pop-Up Asks Hentai Watchers If They Even Read the Manga First

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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