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Chibi Maruko-chan Voice Actress TARAKO Dead at 63
‘Dragon Ball’ Creator Akira Toriyama Passes Away At Age 68 From Reported Acute Subdural Hematoma
   Dragon Ball: Japan manga creator Akira Toriyama dies
      Sonic recaps the Saiyan Saga
   ∟Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama passes away
      ∟Goku as a gorgeous girl? Artist reimagines iconic manga’s male hero minus his Dragon Balls
   ∟Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama Passes Away at Age 68
      ∟Manga & Game Industry Greats Mourn Akira Toriyama’s Death
         ∟Akira Toriyama mourned by the entire entertainment industry
            Yusuke Murata’s statement on Toriyama’s death
   Dragon Ball in the style of Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul)
      Jim Lee (Batman: Hush)
      Tite Kubo (Bleach)
      Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)
      Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)
      Kohei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia)
      Yusuke Murata (One Punch Man)
      Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter × Hunter)
      Tatsuki Fujimoto (Chainsaw Man)
      Gotouge Koyoharu (Demon Slayer)
      Gege Akutami (Jujutsu Kaisen)
      Yuki Tabata (Black Clover)
      Yukinobu Tatsu (Dandadan)
      Yoshifumi Tozuka (Undead Unluck)
      Yusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom)
      Shun Saeki (Food Wars!)
      Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat)
         He learned everything from Dragon Ball
      Takeshi Obata (Death Note)
      Tetsuo Hara (Fist of the North Star)
      Norihiro Yagi (Claymore)
      Hirohiko Araki (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
      Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
      Masakazu Katsura (Zetman)
      Nakaba Suzuki (Ultra Red)
      Haruichi Furudate (Haikyu!!)
      Koshi Rikudo (Excel Saga)
      Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin)
      Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)
      Mikio Itou (Normandy Secret Club)
      Hiroyuki Asada (Letter Bee)
      Kenjirou Takeshita (Happy World!)
   Akira Toriyama is responsible for Tite Kubo developing Bleach
   The worst take about Toriyama’s impact
      ∟He changed his account and someone took his @
      Toriyama influenced Togashi
         And Final Fantasy
            Also, Kirby lives in Goku’s house
               The Snifits look like Toriyama’s portrait
                  Doc Robot K-176 looks inspired by Toriyama
                     Prototype Gobline Enemy from Sonic
                        Dr. Slump influenced Sonic’s logo
                           Not just Sonic, but Mario too
   Toriyama’s influence will continue to echo through time
      Details on Dragon Quest involvement
         The invention of the slime
            DBZ is the shared cultural experience of people in South America
               They have parades in Colombia for Dragon Ball
                  Dragon Ball is everywhere in South America
                     Real Madrid fans support Toriyama
                        They did a massive Spirit Bomb in his honor
               Toriyama had his own influences and who he influenced will influence others
   Splatoon has influence of Toriyama
      The French version of Pokémon has DBZ on Red’s TV
         ∟Mainline Pokémon also appears to make references
   ∟Multiple cartoons have referenced DBZ
   People have come together in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse community to honor Toriyama
      Same with the Final Fantasy XIV community
         Everyone has been impacted in some way
            Even Dr. Slump fans showed up
   Sweet Baby Inc couldn’t help themselves
      Toriyama’s worst characters are better than Sweet Baby Inc’s best
      Mr. Popo is the greatest black anime character
   Here’s hoping he doesn’t fall off Snake Way
   Axe pays tribute
   Toriyama died during the year of the dragon
   Masako Nozawa destroys heaven in honor of Toriyama
   Toriyama’s comments on winning a Lifetime Achievement Award
Dragon Ball DAIMA is no longer releasing as a web anime

Japanese manga artists die 20 years younger than the average person

Rooster Teeth Shut Down By Warner Bros. Discovery, The Roost Podcast Network To Continue
   The last shot of RWBY is DC
   ∟What we’re all thinking

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Kimi no Na wa Producer Arrested for Lewd Acts With Minor
Japanese government to make first change to romanization spelling rules since the 1950s

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Godshard Chronicles: A Retro-Meets-Modern Action RPG

Convention news:

Live-Action Anime news:

New Fallout TV Series Gets a Release Date & Reveal Trailer
Parasyte: The Grey Live-Action Series Reveals New Teaser
Osamu Tezuka’s Midnight Manga Gets Live-Action Short Shot Entirely on iPhone

Streaming news:

Crunchyroll Adds Dragon Ball Super Anime’s English Dub
HIDIVE Launches Updated Website/Apps With Offline Viewing, New User Interface
Digimon to Launch Web Manga Platform With Manga in Japanese, English

Theater Release news:

The Boy and the Heron Film Wins Oscar for Best Animated Feature
   ∟Beardless Hayao Miyazaki has on-brand answer to what he likes about The Boy and the Heron
   Chad Miyazaki effortlessly comes out of retirement for Oscars
Godzilla Minus One Film Wins Oscar for Best Visual Effects
   ∟“Godzilla Minus One” VFX crew reacts to the film getting nominated for the Oscar for Best VFX
   GODZILLA MINUS ONE Accepts the Oscar for Visual Effects
   Never give up on your dreams
Nintendo, Illumination Confirm New Super Mario Animated Film on April 3, 2026
Venom R-rated Animated Movie In The Works From Seth Rogen
Warner Bros. Discovery Chief DEI Officer Endorses Discriminating Against Employees Who Disagree With DEI Ideology: “They’ll Leave Themselves, Which Is Great”

Series news:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hashira Training Arc TV Anime Reveals May Premiere in New Trailer
SAND LAND TV Anime Version Starts March 20 With Seven Episode Premiere
   ∟‘Sand Land: The Series’ To Feature New ‘The Angel Hero’s Arc’ Sequel Story Written By Akira Toriyama
Whisper Me a Love Song Anime Sets the Stage for April 13 Premiere with New Visual
Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss But I’m Not the Demon Lord Series Reaches One Million Copies
Vampire Dormitory Anime Reveals Premiere Date, Main Visual
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin anime announced
THE NEW GATE Anime Reveals Premiere Date, New Visual and Cast
Mission: Yozakura Family TV Anime Reveals 2nd Key Visual, Ending Theme Details
Original Anime Astro Note Reveals Premiere Date, Main Visual and Trailer
Pumpkin Scissors Manga Resumes After 4 Years
Yuzu settlement was likely to avoid discovery
   GBC, GBA emulator dev pulling their apps from distribution
Overwatch 2 x Cowboy Bebop Collaboration Revealed in Special Trailer
Several Wayforward Game Prototypes And Source Code Surface Online Following Data Leak
Order Us! players turn out to support game banned from Steam
Sweet Baby Inc. detected: What actually happened and why should you care?
   They came after Kabrutus’ list
      Based Valve saves the day
         Sweet Baby Inc. Detected reached a quarter million
   Sweet Baby Inc. Doesn’t Do What Some Gamers Think It Does
   The Game Director for Alan Wake 2 claims Sweet Baby Inc. isn’t the reason Saga Anderson is black
      Why Remedy Entertainment went all in on Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2
   ∟Mainstream Press, Video Game Devs Come Out In Full Force To Run Defense For Sweet Baby Inc.
   ∟Sweet Baby Inc. Is Not An All-Powerful DEI Supervillain – They’re A Symptom Of A Larger Problem
   So apparently one of the funding companies behind Sweet Baby Inc was founded by Eileen Holowka
   ∟Sweet Baby Inc/Weird Ghosts/Baby Ghosts Financials
Stellar Blade demo accidentally released on PlayStation Store, quickly removed
PlayStation gamers reportedly losing access to purchased games via serious bug

Release news:

Viz Media to Release Kagurabachi Manga in Print in Fall
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Random Merch news:
BOCCHI THE ROCK! Anime Inspires Giant Dice Cushion for All Your Conversational Needs
Fullmetal Alchemist Fans Can Now Drink Sake from Alphonse Elric’s Helmet
The SpongeBob Xbox Series X only costs $699, a small price to pay for art
Final Fantasy Terra, Cloud, And Lightning Sprite Lights Announced
Legendary shojo manga classics get reprints as miniature capsule toys with full-volume contents
Toyota Creates Real-life Pokemon Violet Miraidon Motorcycle
‘Vegan’ Bakery Exposed For Buying And Re-Selling Dunkin’ Donuts To Customers
Big Motor Insurance Fraud Scandal Ends With Company Bought Out
Nagoya elementary students caught defrauding classmate for nearly 1 million yen
Japan’s new ATMs automatically play anti-fraud videos to people talking on mobile phones

Misc news:

Saitama Assembly Member Who Shut Down Sexy Pool Shoots Resigns After Scandal
Upskirt photos lead Japanese high school to redesign cheerleader uniforms
Man with penis on his arm shoots his shot with Kate Beckinsale after she sends him message

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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