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Ufotable and Its Founder Hikaru Kondo Formally Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges, Forced to Pay Back 137 Million Yen
Animation Director Ippei Ichii Claims MAPPA Offered Low Rates For Netflix-Made Anime
   ∟Anime Studio MAPPA Responds to Claims of Low Pay From Animators
   Twitter thread from Sakugabooru
   ∟Anime Studio MAPPA Opens Branch Office to Produce Chainsaw Man and Help Improve Animator’s Working Conditions

Tokyo Goes Into 4th State of Emergency Until August 22 With Olympics 2 Weeks Away
   German Soccer team goes anime for the Tokyo Olympics
Philece Sampler, Digimon and The Legend of Korra Star, Dies at 67

Japan’s No. 2 raises possibility of joining US in defending Taiwan
GONZO Launches “SAMURAI cryptos” Project featuring Original Samurai Characters

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Anime Tube: The latest case of “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is”
   Anime Tube®: The Future of Anime Apps
   The Anime Tube Kickstarter Is Not the Sound Investment it Claims to Be
   Shawne Kleckner’s Tweets
   AnimeTube’s replies
   Schmullus’ Tweet
RE:cycle of the PENGUINDRUM Compilation Film Splits Into 2 Parts, Confirms New Footage
Girl and Past | Anime Short Film
Paypal Locks Out Western Eroge Developer From Kickstarter Funds

Convention news:

Westerner Slanders Kaho Shibuya, Claims Anime Matsuri Will Have “Orgy”
Special Dragon Ball Super Event Panel Being Held During Comic-Con @ Home

Live-Action Anime news:

Baki Boys’ Love Live-Action TV Drama Reveals a Boatload of New Info

Streaming news:

Baki: Son of Ogre Anime Enters the Arena on Netflix This Fall
   ∟Vigorous Hanma Baki Anime Really Going All Out
Netflix’s New Spriggan Anime Postponed to 2022 to Improve Its Quality Further
Ghost in The Shell SAC_2045 1st Season Gets A Compilation Film in 2021
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Vividly Tells Vesemir’s Story
Star Wars: Visions Anime Anthology Reveals Studio Lineup, New Preview
Evangelion 3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon a Time Goes International on Amazon Prime on August 13
Belladonna of Sadness streaming on Criterion
VTuber Agency hololive Introduces 1st English VSinger IRyS, Social Media Accounts Immediately Get Restricted

Theater Release news:

Madhouse Reveals Original Anime Film Goodbye, DonGlees!
ISEKAI QUARTET Anime Film Announced with 2022 Premiere Plans

Series news:

The Rising of the Shield Hero 2 Anime Season Delayed to Next April
Vinland Saga Season 2 TV Anime Confirmed to Be In Production
Demon Slayer Season 2 TV Anime Announcement to Come on July 13
Good News: Hello Kitty Shinkalion Is Canon
Love of Kill TV Anime Introduces Its Assassins, Staff, and Teaser Visual
BL Manga The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window’s TV Anime Adaptation Premieres October 2021
Shinka no Mi TV Anime Goes Bananas in October of 2021
Death Note Creators’ Platinum End TV Anime Reveals October Start in 1st Main Trailer
Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting TV Anime Premieres July 12
When Will Ayumu Make His Move? TV Anime Advances in July of 2022
Uramichi Onii-san Comically Dark & Gloomy
Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai Preciously Struggling to Survive
Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life Easily the Most Moe Show of the Season
Monster Making Manga ‘Kuroitsu-san from The Monster Development Department’ Gets Anime Project
New Japanese Trailer For The Deer King Anime Film Unveils Theme Song, New Key Visual Released
Ecchi Battle Manga Ikki Tousen Spin-Off ‘Shin Ikki Tousen’ Gets TV Anime in 2022
Yu Muraoka’s Girls Judo Manga Mou Ippon! Gets Anime Adaptation
Russia Bans Akira Film For the Sake of the Children
   Original Telegram post
   ∟Anime masterpiece seemingly banned in Russia due to fears of mentally damaging kids
Kimetsu no Yaiba Spinoff Manga Chuko Ikkan Kimestu Gakuen Rumored
Blue Exorcist Manga Series Goes on Hiatus for 8 Months so Kato Can Draw New Limited Series
Haruhi Suzumiya Collaborates with Famous Japanese Host ROLAND for His New Book
Batman Writer Praises Manga’s Success, Explains the Degradation of Western Comics
Nintendo Reveals Improved Switch with OLED Screen for October 8
Atlus Reveals Updates Persona Sales Numbers, Franchise Has Sold 15 Million Copies Worldwide
SUPER ROBOT WARS wins Guinness World Record
The Leaked Resident Evil: Outrage Might Have Rebecca Exploring a University
Final Fantasy VII Remake Co-Director: “Expressing Diversity Is Important”
Considerate Modder Reapplies Butt Shots in Mass Effect: Legendary Editions
Zelda hacker arrested by police in Japan for selling modified Breath of the Wild save data
NEO: The World Ends With You Changes Translation to Bash Capitalism
Guilty Gear Strive censors itself to appease the bloodsucking, deranged Chinese government

Release news:

Evangelion 3.333 4K UHD Blu-Ray to Come With Making-of Special Feature
After 40 years, Miyazaki’s first solo-directed anime is finally coming to North America
Robert J Woodhead saved Fatal Fury
Captain Tylor artbook irresponsibly shipped
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Girlfriend, Girlfriend DVD/Blu-ray 1st Volume Comes with The Manga’s Prototype Doujinshi
Seven Seas Licenses Mature-Rated DARLING in the FRANXX Manga
J-Novel Club Anime Expo Lite 2021 Announcements
VIZ Announces Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Manga and More

Random Merch news:

UNIQLO Teams up with Demon Slayer for New Line of Collab T-Shirts
A sign of the times: Japan now has “hand sanitizer stand” gacha capsule toy machines
Toru Hagakure Exclusive Figure
No Game no Life Shiro Alice in Wonderland Figure Extremely Moe
Ram: Battle with Roswaal Ver.
Godzilla and Hamtaro Collab Again for Mighty Cute Crossover Goods
The Cleaver of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni’s Rena Can Now Be Owned
Japanese bag maker to sell bag specifically for carrying around a watermelon

Misc news:

South Korean University Offering Digital Currency For Using Toilet
A.I. Japanese bar Mama-san is ready to listen to your troubles at her virtual bar
Engrish mistake turns innocent sign into X-rated notice at Japanese store
Woman Who Wants Biggest Lips in the World Already Has 25 Injections
Japanese masturbatory aid Tenga’s rocket project is a go, shaft will pierce the heavens soon
Japanese Man Arrested After Leaving Corpses of Parents in Refrigerator
Japanese restaurant in former yukaku red light district struggles to preserve its history
Japanese politician Skull Reaper A-ji sues city for refusing to show his masked face

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Japan to amp up its “Electronic Warfare Force,” which pleases tokusatsu fans
Drug Trafficker Escapes Death Row by Digging Out of His Cell
49-year-old comedian can identify any Pretty Cure figure blindfolded
The Japanese town where cucumbers are forbidden


Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators, prohibit walking up and down
Middle School Teacher Arrested for Injuring Students Over Eating His Ice Cream
Can’t keep your “little buddy” in the right position? New men’s underwear is here to help!
We piss our pants over and over to find the most comfortable baby diaper to pee in
Shogun arrested in Japan for being a peeping Tom
Why does a ’90s drama theme song calm crying babies? An acoustics expert explains

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