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– Vic Mignogna Court Case
   The Duncan Wentz account has been deleted
   ∟There will allegedly be another episode of the In Touch Podcast
   Anime Matsuri Creates A New Dubbing Studio With Vic Mignogna
      ∟Anime Matsuri Special Presentation Stream
      🔴 #AnimeGate and the Divide in Fandoms ; Dragonball, YouTubers, Voice Actors and Con Circuits
         KickVic already coming out to play
            MarzGurl makes the classic evil villain mistake of revealing how to undo the curse
               Monica is quick to strike back at the VAs who opposed her clique
                  ∟Vic Mignogna is blocked
                  ∟Jacob Takanashi is blocked
                  ∟Morgan Berry is blocked
                  ∟Krystal LaPorte is blocked
                  ∟Ashley Nichols is blocked
                  ∟Jeff Johnson is not on Twitter
                  ∟Linda Young is blocked
                  ∟Cynthia Cranz is blocked
                  ∟Tiffany Vollmer is blocked
                  ∟Haileigh Todd is blocked
                  ∟Bryan Massey is blocked
                  ∟Karen Sharpe is not on Twitter
                  ∟Nola Klop is blocked
            Leave it to Morgan Berry to jump ship at the first sign of opposition
               Too late Morgan, they hate you
         ∟Vic is still on good terms with Linda Young and Kent Williams
      ∟Nippon Animation
         Physical releases coming?

Shinzo Abe’s Assassination

Japan’s Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Shot: “I Was Discontent With Him”
   What Cardiopulmonary Arrest means in Japan
   All five major Japanese newspapers ran the same headline
   ∟Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Shot and Killed During a Speech in Nara City
      ∟Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe confirmed dead, doctors reveal details of his treatment
   Chinese sending death wishes to Abe
      Dance Club in China celebrating Abe’s death
         Another Dance Club in China featured a picture of Abe with “a good day” on each side of his head
      Buy one get one free!
      They’re even selling figures of Abe’s killer
   ∟Company known for Pokémon cards and toys under fire for tweet about visiting Yasukuni Shrine
      Yasukuni Shrine
         Controversies surrounding Yasukuni Shrine
   ∟Outrage Cultists Get Boku no Hero Academia Censored Over Name
      Unit 731
         Abe training jet photo sparks outrage in South Korean media
      Nobusuke Kishi
         Abe leads charge for Japan to boost defense spending to 2% of GDP
   ∟Shinzo Abe Assassination Exposes Political Ties Behind the “Unification Church”
      Built on Nobusuke Kishi’s land
         Assassin’s mother donated nearly $1M
            His uncle got most of it back only for her to lose it again
      Sun Myung Moon
         Rev. Sun Myung Moon presides over Unification Church’s mass wedding of 40,000 people
            ∟Unification Church Mass Wedding: From Strangers to ‘I Do’
         The Washington Times
            Connection to Jean Marie Le Pen
               Connection to GOP
                  Trump spoke at a 9/11 ‘Moonies’ conference organized by the widow of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, praising the controversial Unification Church
      Moon Kook-jin
         ∟🇰🇷 South Korea: In the kingdom of reverend Moon | 101 East
         Unification Church opens car plant in North Korea
            Locked and Loaded for the Lord
   ∟Metal Gear Solid And Death Stranding Creator Hideo Koijma Falsely Identified As Shinzo Abe Assassin By Greek Media, French Politician
      Translation in Japanese
      Kojima Threatens Legal Action Over False Identification As Shooting Suspect
   Fact Check: Netizens falsely share US comedian’s photo as ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s suspected assassin


Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Kazuki Takahashi Found Deceased At Age 60 Floating Off Japan Coast
   ∟Yu-Gi-Oh! creator’s dead body found floating in ocean off coast of Okinawa
      ∟Autopsy results, cause of death released for Yu-Gi-Oh! manga creator Kazuki Takahashi

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:


Convention news:

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Prologue to Debut at Comic-Con
Anime North Guest List
   Sold out of Friday-only and Saturday-only admission
   Registration Desk will be capping the badge pick up line at 8PM
      Will people have to go home?
         If you are in the line now, you will get your badge
      3 hours in line for nothing
         Everyone agrees
   Fully aware of the problems with the reg line
      Staff on the ground contradicting official social media posts
   We are sorry and apologize for a situation that should never have happened
      They have identified the bottlenecks
         Unclaimed Friday admissions good all weekend
   We have had to cap all admission sales
   Hentai of Horrors panel cancelled
      Doll Community Feud cancelled
      Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern cancelled
      Lex Winter cancelled

Live-Action Anime news:

Netflix Taps Stranger Things Creators To Helm Live-Action Death Note Series
Netflix Cowboy Bebop Series Earns Emmy Nomination
Netflix Resident Evil More Humiliating Than Expected
   ∟Japanese Fans Criticize Netflix’s Resident Evil “More Like Politically-Correct Hazard”
Nintendo Set to Acquire Visual Content Company Dynamo Pictures
Shuhei Uesugi Joins Live-Action Yu Yu Hakusho Cast as Kazuma Kuwabara

Streaming news:

TIGER & BUNNY 2 Sets Global Premiere Date for Second Part
Shuumatsu no Valkyrie Season 2 Will Have More Humans & Gods Clashing
Netflix Bastard!! Anime English Dub Showing Discrepancies
Second Batch of BASTARD!! Episodes Set to Debut This September

Theater Release news:

Goodbye, Don Glees! Anime Film Hits U.S. Theaters in September
Toei Considers Legal Action Against Illegally Recorded Uploads of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Footage
   Dragon Ball Super returning 2023?

Series news:

Trigun Stampede Giving Vash Strange New Design
   ∟Trigun Stampede Receives First Trailer, Reveals New Look For Vash The Stampede
      What’s the point of Trigun without Johnny Yong Bosch?
         On second thought…
      Trigun Ep. 1 | The $$60,000,000,000.00 Man
Solo Leveling Anime Officially Announced, Coming 2023 From Aniplex and Crunchyroll
   The Solo Leveling Anime Might Not Follow The Original Manhwa Series
Muscles and Magic Manga Mashle Gets TV Anime in 2023
Slam Dunk Anime Film Shows Off 3DCG Style in Teaser Trailer
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Has All the Memorable Characters
   The Bleach Tranny?
Studio Trigger Announces Return Of Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt
   No excuse except continuity
Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Eager to Explore the New World Once More
Mob Psycho 100 III Reveals Epic New Key Art, Opening Theme Song
Tomo-chan Is a Girl! to Receive Anime Adaptation in January 2023
   Lexi Nieto
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai Narrator English Dub “Worse Than An Abridged Series”
Fate/Grand Carnival English Dub Keeps Osakabehime’s Inaccurate Dialogue
“I couldn’t…wipe my own butt” – Hunter x Hunter manga creator discusses medical issues
   ∟Yoshihiro Togashi Addresses His Health Problems in Art Exhibition Message
      ∟Sailor Moon creator is hot
Ecchi is disappearing from the Weekly Shonen Jump
Love Hina creator Ken Akamatsu wins election for Japanese government spot
   ∟New politician Ken Akamatsu creates task force to preserve classic games in a playable state
Bandai Namco Confirms Rumor of Servers Being Hacked
IdolMaster: Million Live Theater Days Making the Idols Slightly Sexier
Overwatch 2 Alters Immeasurably Offensive Design
Overwatch 2’s D.Va Boasts a Buffed Posterior
Bandai gave legendary Elden Ring player ‘Let Me Solo Her’ a real sword
   ∟The Story of “Let Me Solo Her” Explained – Elden Ring
Minecraft Java Update Introduces Player Chat Reporting, Grants Microsoft Ability To Ban Players From Private Servers
   ∟BULLY HUNTERS – Full Stream – 04/12/2018
Nintendo Fan Buys $40k in Stock to Ask About F-Zero
Lollipop Chainsaw Remake Confirmed for 2023
   ∟Lollipop Chainsaw Remake Announced, Promises “A More Realistic Approach to Graphics,” Fans Fear Censorship
      ∟Lollipop Chainsaw remake dev addresses censorship, says they will negotiate with platform holders
Study Finds “Video Games With Sexualized Content” Do Not Cause Misogynistic Attitudes Or Body Image Issues
   ∟Sexy Sax Man Careless Whisper Prank feat. Sergio Flores (directors cut)

Release news:

Seven Seas BTFOs localizers
Denpa Licenses panpanya’s FISH SOCIETY Manga
Nozomi Entertainment Announces Licensing of Several Macross Anime Series
Anime Limited announces upcoming release of Macross Plus on Blu-ray in North America, UK and Europe
AnimEigo Bringing Out ‘Macross II’ Anime Blu-ray Release
   Next Kickstarter isn’t Macross II
– Right Stuf

Random Merch news:
Shield Hero Child Form Raphtalia Figure Indescribably Cute
Nier: Automata A2 Figure Scantily Clad & Ready to Fight
Commercial Replica of Fullmetal Alchemist’s Alphonse’s Helmet Weighs 11kg

Misc news:

Facebook Labeling 2D Lolita Content “Child Sex Abuse Material”
Gifu man arrested for entering other person’s home and hanging women’s underwear to dry
Tokyo man arrested for putting brother’s skull out for recycling collection
Adult video mosaic destroyer’s trial ends with guilty verdict in Kyoto district court
No sexual partner? WHO to classify you as disabled now, say reports
‘Summer Penis’ Is Real: Doctors Agree That Heat May Make Men’s Penises Appear Larger
China Man’s Urinary Problem Has Doctors Discovering Shocking Cause

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