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Cosmic Dawn Episode 1 Part 1

Go Nagai Wonderland Museum Update: Exhibits Are Safe, Says Dynamic Pro
Taiwanese Donations Top 1.18 Billion Yen for Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief
Chinese Smartphones Censoring Taiwan Flag & Other Country Flags
52.8% of Japanese Feel Closer to Koreans, Only 12.7% for Chinese
1 in 4 Japanese Who Married in 2023 Met Through Dating Apps
Tokyo Government to release official dating app
   ∟Japan’s biggest dating app says young people not interested in romance, creates AI girlfriend app
Japanese man has 4 wives, plans on 54 kids
   Japanese Man, 35, Has 4 Wives And 2 Girlfriends, Hasn’t Worked In 10 Years As He Lives Off Them
Gaijin Workers in Japan Surpass 2 Million for the First Time
‘I am absolutely Japanese’: Ukrainian-born model sparks debate by winning Miss Japan pageant

Kyoto Animation arsonist given death penalty over 2019 mass murder
   ∟Appeal filed to block death sentence for Kyoto Animation arsonist
      ∟Kyoto Animation Arsonist Defense Team Appeals Sentencing
   ∟Kyoto Animation arsonist sentenced to death
   ∟Kyoto Animation president, arsonist’s attending physician comment following death penalty ruling


Japan Internet Bill Amendment Aimed Towards Reducing Libel Cases

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Macross II: Lovers Again Alus Edition

Convention news:

Volunteers, Former Senior Staff Boycott Ohayocon Convention
Studio Ghibli Signs Cooperation Deal with Chinese Company Alibaba for Animation Production, Immersive Exhibitions
Shinto shrine naked festival ritual asks men to cover up for first time in three-century history
Japan gaining awareness over western critical race theory

Live-Action Anime news:

Warner Bros. Discovery Partners With Tom Cruise To Develop “New Slate Of Original And Franchise Films”, Studio Reportedly Hoping Deal Results In ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Sequel
An Older Guy’s VR First Love Manga Gets Live-Action Series in April
Live-action Oshi no Ko adaptation coming to Amazon, movie to theaters
   ∟Japanese Share Their Favorite Parody AVs to Diss Oshi no Ko Live-Action
Kaiju History: Godzilla Once Teamed Up With “Jesus” To Devastate Humanity In An Insane Unmade Proposal

Streaming news:

Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation by Eiichiro Oda Gets Worldwide Streaming Release Date
Toonami to Air Both Dub/Sub for Ninja Kamui Anime
Toriyama’s Sand Land CG Anime Adaptation Sentenced to Hulu Prison
Manyu Scroll is streaming on Crunchyroll
   There are uncensored tits in the first 5 seconds
The Imaginary Anime Film and Studio Ponoc Land New Global Distribution Deal
Rob Pereyda Launches Henshin Anime Consulting Practice
Thai Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Making Fun of the King on Social Media

Theater Release news:

SAG-AFTRA Signs Deal With AI Tech Company Replica Studios To Allow “The Use Of Digital Voice Replication In The Video Game Industry”
Warner Bros. Animation Executive Sam Register And Hollywood Insiders Don’t Want Voice Actors Or Storyboard Artists To Worry About AI Taking Their Jobs
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Gets US Screenings Ahead Of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Aniplex and Crunchyroll Announce Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- Global Theatrical Dates
Original Anime Film A Few Moments of Cheers Announced for Summer 2024
Colombian Graphic Designer Scams National Media Into Believing She Worked “Hand-In-Hand” With Hayao Miyazaki On ‘The Boy And The Heron’

Series news:

Aniplex’s Latest Anime Teaser is Literally Just the Letter “O”
   ∟Aniplex Teases Another Mystery Anime — This Time with the Letter M
   ∟Monogatari Series Returns with Off and Monster Seasons Anime Adaptation for 2024
Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp Film Runs 8-Minute ‘Longest Ad in Japanese TV History’ on New Year’s Day
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 4 Anime Announced
Space Brothers Author: Anime Planned to Continue After Manga Ends
Why Does Nobody Remember Me in This World? Anime Reveals Teaser Visual, Main Voice Cast Members
The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord’s Army was a Human TV Anime Announced for 2024
Unnamed Memory TV Anime Hits the Lake in Second Scenery Visual
Dragon Raja Donghua’s Japanese Version Previewed, Main Cast Revealed
Chillin’ in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers Anime Premieres in April 2024
A Nobody’s Way Up to an Exploration Hero TV Anime Sets 2024 Premiere with First Visual, Trailer
Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything with Low-Level Spells Light Novel to Get Anime Adaptation
Nanare Hananare TV Anime Reveals Main Cast in New Character Video
Ten Count BL Anime Canceled Due to Production Issues
Plus-Sized Elf anime confusing culture war puritans on both sides
Zom 100 localization inserts “Coddled Snowflakes” dialogue
Resurfaced Video Shows Former Funimation Scriptwriter Jamie Marchi Proudly Touting Wild Changes Made To ‘Panty & Stocking’ English Dub: “You Want It To Be Different And Original”
   Why did she feel it was important to insert Roman Polanski into the script?
What is the Anime Localization Controversy?
   ∟Anime News Network article on bad localization unsurprisingly dishonest
Lycoris Recoil Creator Asaura Launches Double Helix Blossom Manga
Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol Light Novel Gets Manga Adaptation
Popular Japanese rhythm game sets cancellation record by announcing release date and closure in the same tweet
   Announcement Tweet
China regulator removes draft video game rules from website; shares jump
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is making the utterly bizarre decision to lock New Game+ behind a $15 upgrade
SYNDUALITY: Echo of Ada shows off customization in new trailer
In Escalation Of Anti-Modding Crusade, Capcom Now Adding Enigma DRM To PC Catalog
   We got called out as Fake News
      Capcom reverses Resident Evil Revelations update with Enigma DRM
      ∟Monster Hunter Rise Next to Be Terrorized by Enigma DRM
Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection III criticized for lazy censorship
Bandai Namco Localization Teams Admit They Order Japanese Devs To Censor Their Female Character Designs: “We Tell Them That The Cleavage Is A Bit Too Exposed, Or The Skirt Is A Bit Too Short”
   ∟Localizers admit to proactively censoring games for western audiences
   Katrina laments anime can’t be changed as easily
Tekken Staff Added Boob Jiggle Into the Games Behind Director’s Back
Sony Ceo Says Playstation’s Gaming Future Will be on Pc, Mobile, and Cloud
Microsoft allegedly lays off entire Xbox physical game department
Ubisoft Touts Subscription Services As The Future Of Gaming, Says Players Need To Start “Feeling Comfortable With Not Owning Their Games”
Open-World Survival Crafting Game Palworld Sells 1 Million in 8 Hours
   Sold more than 8 million copies in less than 6 days
      Steam Charts
         Palworld’s success rubs other games’ faces in the dirt
         It succeeds where other games flounder
   ∟Palworld Developers Seemingly Working on a Palworld Card Game
   The devs rationalized adding guns because Americans like to shoot things
      It’s an orgy of successful games
   Palworld Devs Says They Have Received Death Threats Amid Pokémon ‘Rip-Off’ Claims
      ∟Controversy Rising With ‘Pokemon With Guns’ Palworld Designs
         Apparently there are even some in the game code that got removed
            Animation cycle comparison
         Palworld Pokémon plagiarism accusations pile up as CEO responds
            The rationale for the rampage
         Edgeloop comparison
         ∟Pokémon talking to their Lawyers
   Palworld creator AI tweets taken out of context
      Naughty Dog developer claims Palworld must have cheated
         ∟Palworld built that in a cave
   Nintendo DMCAs Palworld Mod That Makes Everything Pokémon
      Nintendo comes after Pokemon Palworld mod
         ∟The Pokemon Company Makes an Official Statement on Palworld

Release news:

Viz Media Publishes Eiichiro Oda’s ‘Monsters’ 1-Shot Manga in English
Crunchyroll’s Exclusive Initial D Omnibus Manga Variant Cover Revealed
Crunchyroll further absorbed into Sony
– Right Stuf
Walmart Reportedly Starting to Purge Physical Games Next Week
   Apparently they will be sold or destroyed
   Or not sold and still destroyed

Random Merch news:
Cardcaptor Sakura 25th anniversary figure open for pre-orders
SSSS.GRIDMAN Anime’s Rikka Takarada Joins Good Smile POP UP PARADE Figure Line
Chun-li statue is thicc and ready to squat on your face
Hello Kitty Crocs take kawaii fashion to new heights in Japan
Iconic Cartoon Network Building Signage Sold Letter-By-Letter In Ebay Auction
Japanese Food Container Lid Licker Continues in Soy Sauce Licker’s Footsteps

Misc news:

Man Arrested for Camera in Toilet: ‘I Wanted to See What Made Them Dirty!’
Utah Teen Facing Charges After Allegedly Taping Fish To ATMs
Man Undergoes Penis Enlargement Procedure, Sues Doctor After Organ Shrinks
Cops clash with dozens of Orthodox men in synagogue as riot breaks out over secret underground tunnel
   Fact Check: Only dirt and tools found in New York tunnel, not mattresses or booster seats
   Cease Fires are Anti-Semitic
   Who funded the Tokyo Trans March
   There were actually 4 mattresses
      It’s okay cause they were just in the walls
   It’s not like there was a whole-ass daycare or anything
   Greta Thunbergsteinenbaum slips up

AC’s Funhouse

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
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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