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Tenga

Nearly half of young Japanese men in survey have never had a girlfriend, zero-boyfriend women rise too
   JList Dakimakura Tweet
Seedy ‘Sexual Consent Service’ Kiroku Launches in Japan
Kadokawa cancels publication of book on the dangerous allure of transgenderism
Japan to delay bill blocking sex offenders from working with children

Japan’s Kanji of the Year for 2023 reveals the worries of Japanese society

Pickups

Kunihiko Ikuhara Wins Lawsuit Against Woman Claiming Plagiarism
   ∟Woman Claims Illustrations Plagiarized by Revolutionary Girl Utena

Toei Sued by Female Former Employee for Overworking & Sexual Harassment

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Macross II: Lovers Again Alus Edition
   Macross II UHD Poll

Convention news:

Nintendo Japan Live Event Canceled Due to Threat
E3 is Officially Dead, the ESA has Announced

Live-Action Anime news:

Time-Traveling War Movie Criticized for Glorifying Japanese Suicide Bombers
Yu Yu Hakusho did not use the legacy dub cast
   Vic BTFOs Jordan
Trailer For “Project Shadow” Fan Film Short Released, Blows Away Internet
1st Black Jack TV Drama in 24 Years Premieres in 2024
Silent Service Live-Action Film Gets New Series on Amazon Prime With Worldwide Streaming
Death Stranding Live-Action Film on the Way from A24 and Kojima Productions

Streaming news:

Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds Documentary Debuts on Disney+ Worldwide in Spring 2024
New Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Follows The Boy and the Heron Production
Pop Team Epic Segment Bob Epic Team to Air 29-Hour “Endurance Marathon”
Watch the PSYCHO-PASS: Providence Movie Now Available on Crunchyroll
Director Carl Rinsch has taken Netflix for a ride
   The amazingly high amount of red flags
      The Strange $55 Million Saga of a Netflix Series You’ll Never See
‘Rudolph,’ ‘Frosty the Snowman’ showings to be blacked out on CBS streaming platforms
Omegle Kills Off Anonymized Video Chat After Years of Abuse
Twitch Relaxes Sexual Content Policy Following Backlash To Predatory Female Streamers; “Twerking, Grinding, And Pole Dancing” Now Freely Allowed With No Content Labels
   ∟Twitch Immediately Reverses Course On Loosened Sexual Content Policy, “Depictions Of Real Or Fictional Nudity” Once Again Banned
   StrawberyTabby’s take on topless streaming
      It’s okay as long as it’s art
      ∟Mass Bannings as Streamers Explore Twitch ‘Artistic Nudity’ Boundaries
         Marina got banned for 1 day

Theater Release news:

Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron Anime Film Tops US Box Office

Series news:

Anime:
Grendizer U Anime Trailer Previews Theme Songs, More Cast Announced
   Saudi film production firm reveals 1st ‘Grendizer U’ trailer
Mission: Yozakura Family Anime Posts New Individual Character Visuals
   ∟Mission: Yozakura Family TV Anime Posts First Key Visual
Unnamed Memory TV Anime Unveils Majestic Character Visual
   ∟Unnamed Memory TV Anime Unveils Main Visual and Trailer, Release Date
The New Gate TV Anime Adaptation Announced for 2024
   ∟2.5 Dimensional Seduction Anime Reveals 753’s Voice Actor in Character Trailer
MONSTERS: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation Anime to Stream Worldwide in January 2024
My Instant Death Ability is So Overpowered TV Anime Turns Up the Heat in New Trailer
Dandadan TV Anime Reveals October 2024 Premiere in New Trailer
Vampire Dormitory TV Anime Reveals Teaser Visual and Trailer, Release Date
DLE Produces Modern Day Spinoff Anime to Akira Miyashita’s Sakigake!! Otoko Juku Manga
Web Manga Puniru wa Kawaii Slime Gets TV Anime Adaptation
Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included Anime Announces Premiere Date, More Voice Cast Members
SPY x FAMILY Season 2 Visual Gets Yor and Becky All Fired Up
Black Butler Anime Enters Public School Arc in April 2024
The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess TV Anime Adds Aoi Yuki to Cast
A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation
Sai-Kyo-Oh! Zukan Children’s Book Series Gets Anime Starting on January 6
Celebrate the Upcoming Holidays With the Cute Girls of Re:ZERO
MADHOUSE’s Orb: On the Movements of the Earth Anime Confirms 2024 Premiere
The Ideal Sponger Life Light Novels Get Anime Adaptation
The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil Anime Brings Legendary Shonen Stars to the Cast
THE ONE PIECE Remake Anime Announced from WIT STUDIO
Games:
Hunter x Hunter ‘Full-Scale’ Fighting Game Revealed
Remake of Night Shift Nurses will be censored to satisfy “current ethics regulations”
Hideki Kamiya says its “a shame” he won’t get to continue the Bayonetta franchise, but says PlatinumGames likely will
   ∟Bayonetta director wanted to make nine games, will take the plans for five of them to his grave, and says working with Hideo Kojima would be a “disaster”
Zelda producer doesn’t get why some fans want to go back to the “limited” and “restricted” games before Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom
Matan was trespassed

Release news:

Aniplex addresses the missing dub on Rascal
Paprika 4K
   Sevakis’ thoughts on Paprika 4K
– Right Stuf
INSOMNIACS AFTER SCHOOL COMPLETE COLLECTION
   AKIBA MAID WAR COMPLETE COLLECTION
   URUSEI YATSURA (SEASONS 1 & 2) COLLECTION
   REDO OF HEALER COMPLETE COLLECTION
True Lies gets a controversial 4K upgrade (too much AI?)
   Example 1
      Example 2
         Example 3

Random Merch news:

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Original Dragon Ball Art Sells for Eye-Watering Sum at Auction, More Than Doubling Berserk
Porco Rosso punching puppets bring anime rivalry to life in beautiful way
New Calcifer and Hin goods go on sale in Japan, most sell out as soon as they’re released
Year of the Dragon Pooh! Disney Japan’s plushies gets early Chinese zodiac changeover
   What animals the Chinese dragon came from
‘Dungeons & Dragons’ And ‘Power Rangers’ Owner Hasbro Announces 1,110 Further Job Cuts, Shutters One Office As Toy Sale Struggles “Likely To Persist Into 2024”
Tokyo’s 400-year-old Shinto shrine welcomes Roombas to help with annual susuosame ceremony
Japan’s New Tallest Building Opens After 35 Years of Development
Japanese Experiencing Camping Burnout After Pandemic Boom

Misc news:

Couple horrified to discover they’ve been drinking toilet water for 6 months
Mystery after doctors find live fly buzzing around inside man’s intestines
Inside man with six wives’ bizarre ‘love mansion’ – complete with six-metre bed and sex dungeon
Trans woman giving oral sex ‘shot from inches away’ after bloke felt ‘suspicious’
Mum of woman who pretends to be a horse admits she finds it ‘odd’
Naked man arrested after being filmed ‘having sex with tree’ in middle of UK heatwave
Paris Hilton admits she didn’t change son Phoenix’s nappy until he was a month old

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
      Ex-Girlfriend’s Friend
   Kirbopher’s Apology Post

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