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Studio Ghibli closes its official Twitter account at short notice
   North Korea allegedly launched a spy satellite
Japan Successfully Fires World’s First Ship-Mounted Railgun at Sea
Japanese Economy to Drop to 4th, Behind Germany for First Time in 55 years
Japan Enlisting Prison Inmates to Peel Shellfish
   ∟U.S. military in Japan bulk buys Japanese scallops as China’s Japanese seafood ban continues
Gackt: ‘Why Are 40% of People in Their 20s Virgins? Have More Sex!’
Oculus Quest3 Mixed Reality Lets Players Bring Cute Anime Girls Home
Saitama Public Schools Getting Taken Over by Gaijin Kids

Anime Fans Say a Rurouni Kenshin Dub “Shouldn’t Even Be Happening” After VA Donations

Advertiser Friendly Content Guidelines Updates on Adult Content

   One Piece Card Game Introduces Special Set for Netflix Live-Action Series

Japanese Netizens Waking Up to Perils of Foreign Credit Card Reliance

Report: Disney Asked Microsoft To Prevent AI Users From Infringing Its Trademarks
   Pixar Evangelion
   Pixar American Psycho
   Offensive AI Pixar Meme
Artists Lose First Round of Copyright Infringement Case Against AI Art Generators
   Matt Rife posts fake ‘apology’ with link to special needs helmets after stand-up special criticism
      Special Needs Helmets

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Masaaki Ninomiya’s Gannibal Horror Manga Series in English!

Live-Action Anime news:

Sega Talks About Possibly Making Persona & Yakuza Movies
Ikki Kajiwara’s Tiger Mask Wrestling Manga Gets Italian Live-Action Film Adaptation

Streaming news:

HIDIVE Announces Select Shutdown Outside of North America
Pokemon Gets Wooly With Netflix Show Pokemon Concierge
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Battle for Sanctuary Part 2 Premieres in 2024
Entrepreneur: ‘Japan Is Losing Tax Money Because of Mosaics in AV, Get Rid of Them!’
Former AV Star Sora Aoi on ‘Feeling Sorry for Kids of AV Actress Mothers’
   ∟Sora Aoi to Livestream Birth of Her Kids

Theater Release news:

Studio Ponoc’s The Imaginary Anime Film Adds Akira Terao, Hana Sugisaki
The Imaginary Anime Film Welcomes Five New Cast Members to Its Magical World
Gurren Lagann Anime Films to Get First U.S. Theatrical Screenings in January 2024

Series news:

Studio MAPPA in Trouble as Jujutsu Kaisen Production Breaks Down
JJK S2 Animators Reach Breaking Point At MAPPA, Anime’s Future Uncertain
Mission: Yozakura Family Anime Posts New Individual Character Visuals
‘Tis Time for “Torture,” Princess Anime Adds Two Dastardly Demons to the Cast
Goro Taniguchi’s BLOODY ESCAPE Anime Film Reveals New Trailer, Visual
The Magical Girl and the Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies TV Anime Officially Announced
Plus-sized Misadventures in Love! Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation
Senpai is an Otokonoko TV Anime Reveals New Teaser Trailer, Visual
Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! Anime Premieres January 10
Kadokawa Is Creating Its Own Anime Studio
Toei Animation Announces Global Expansion Plans
Saudi Arabian Broadcaster MBC Group Officially Joins Fuji TV And TV Asahi Production Committees, Announces Arabic Simulcasts For ‘Protocol: Rain’ And Yoko Taro’s ‘Kamierabi’
Akamatsu Ken Warns About International Pressure Censoring Manga
AI-generated episode of legendary Black Jack manga series unveiled
Golgo 13 Spinoff Manga Gunsmith Dave Returns With New Arc in February
Hunter x Hunter Creator to Reveal a ‘Dropped Ending’ in Case He Passes
Japanese Government Considering Taxing IT Giants on Game Apps by 2025
Shiravune Continues Inserting Politics in Criminal Border Translation
Chinese Streamer Dies After 5 All-Nighters of Genshin Impact
Microsoft Fully Onboard With Generative AI in Games
Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections dub seems off
   Someone tagged in Naruto’s voice actor
      Maile Flanagan claims she definitely didn’t record it that way
         Did they redo the voices with AI?

Release news:

ODD TAXI Manga Licensed by Denpa
Yen Press Reveals Extensive NYCC Acquisition Slate
   ∟Yen Press Licenses Sword Art Online Re:Aincrad and More
Alien Books Announces First Slate Of Manga Titles
J-Novel Club Expands to Europe With JNC Nina
   ∟J-Novel Club Announces Anime NYC 2023 Manga and Light Novel Slate
Aniplex lies about dub on Bunny Girl Senpai blu-ray
   Apparently Right Stuf already apologized for the miscommunication
– Right Stuf

Random Merch news:
Pull Tissue From the Head Orifice of Dragon Ball’s Saibamen
Japan Looks to Ban Synthetic Cannabinoid ‘HHCH’ After Many Fall Ill From Gummies
Japanese tea commercial actress created by AI, has some wondering if it’s the scandal-free future
Toei Develops Virtual Girl Lisa Using AI Tech
   A husband and wife exceeded Toei in 2015
         Telyuka Website
            18 Adult link?
Groom calls off wedding after finding explicit AI chats on bride-to-be’s phone
   People Can’t Access Their AI Girlfriend Because the Service Went Down After CEO Jailed for Setting His Apartment on Fire
Halloween costume idea: Dressing up as the Tokyo neighborhood that banned Halloween parties

Misc news:

“Men-only train car” to run in Tokyo as part of “Weak Men’s” association awareness campaign
Train Molester Arrested After Injuring Himself in Failed Escape Attempt
Kabukicho’s Female Prostitutes Seeing More Competition From Male ‘Tachinbo’
97-Year-Old Man Crashes Car: ‘I Wasn’t Driving a Car!’
Man in Japan arrested after sneaking into woman’s apartment and washing her lingerie
   ∟Man Arrested for Breaking & Entering to Wash Woman’s Underwear
City Worker Arrested for Stopping Car to Assault Woman to Look at Pantsu
Kyoto Man Arrested for Sending Horny Messages to Middle School Girl
Man Intrudes Into Women’s Baths Claiming He ‘Has Heart of a Woman’
   California doc proposes renaming genitals: Penises as ‘outies,’ clitorises as ‘d–klets’
Company Exec Arrested for Illegally Dumping 50kg of Urine Bottles
EasyJet pilot tells passengers flight from Tenerife to London is cancelled as passenger ‘defecated on floor’
Groom’s angry ex throws poop on him and new bride at wedding: ‘Stooping low’
A man gave himself poop transplants using his mom’s feces to treat his debilitating Crohn’s. Then he started experiencing her menopause symptoms.
Taco Bell employee sues over wild staff Christmas party that ended in three-way sex romps and revelers vomiting in guacamole bowl after frisky supervisor covered windows and cameras with wrapping paper

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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