Bandai Namco Reveals Soul Calibur VI Game for PS4, Xbox One, PC in 2018

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Land of the Lustrous remains on top of the throne, but March races up 7 places! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings!― Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let’s have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rank…

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To call this romcom divisive would be a gross understatement, mixing wry observations on the publishing industry with a heap of eyebrow-raising fetishes. Is this show’s journey worth taking despite several miles of speedbumps?― To call A Sister’s All You Need. divisive would be a gross understatement, as a romcom that mixes wry observations on the publishing industry with a heap of eyebrow-raising f…

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School Girl/Zombie Hunter prompts Heidi to wonder, “why don’t people play GOOD fanservice games?” PLUS: The return of Megaman, My Hero Academia and more!― It’s going to be an interesting weekend for game announcements. The Game Awards will be broadcasting tonight, and amongst all the cringe-inducing advertising there should be some big game announcements and trailers — including, most likely, some…

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This sequel to Hasekura’s long-running Spice & Wolf series flips the emphasis from economics to religion and opens the story’s world up to new readers once again. Theron Martin takes a closer look.― After finishing his Spice and Wolf novel series, Isuna Hasekura followed it up with some short stories set many years later. Two of those set the stage for this new series, which is technically a spin-of…

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Anime from the early 2000s often look kinda blurry and a little washed-out, even in HD – why do they look that way? Justin gets in to the technical details.― Ryan asked: As you covered before, in the early 2000s anime transitioned to being animated in a totally digital format. This locks the finished product to a set resolution. So my question is: what was the average resolution of a movie produced…

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“The original manga is a very deep story, and I wanted the movie to be as profound.” Our interview with the director of the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist is live now!― Earlier this year, the hotly anticipated live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie made its overseas premiere at AnimeNYC. To commemorate this event, the director himself, Fumihiko Sori, attended the convention on Sunday. I was lucky en…

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From wild premises that were canceled too soon to brilliant stories that have slowly been gaining steam, Nicholas Dupree illuminates the best shonen manga gems that you may have overlooked.― In the West, Shonen Jump is nearly synonymous with hit anime series. From Dragonball to One Piece to Naruto, the magazine has a well-earned legacy of crowd-pleasing action and adventure, but those hits aren’t qu…

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Despite its fanservicey premise, this is a fun series with an interesting plot and refreshing attitudes about sexuality and consent. Rebecca Silverman has the details.― Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension’s premise may be one of the more openly sleazy of the wish-fulfillment light novels. Not only is it the now-ubiquitous isekai tale of an ordinary Japanese high school boy summoned to another world a…

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This second season has expanded the series’ initial focus on Leonardo to give more love to the rest of its eccentric cast. Nick and Steve explore how this ensemble approach is working out so far.― Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond has expanded its focus on Leonardo from the first season to give more love to the rest of its eccentric cast. This week in anime, Nick and Steve explore how this ensembl…

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A shattered future. A past full of regrets. A world we barely recognize. And then, an update from Netflix…

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Sui Ishida shifts from Frankenstein to Kafka in this sequel series that brings the CCG and the ghouls closer than ever before. Rebecca Silverman dives into this dark continuation.―“I have a curious animal, half kitten, half lamb.” That’s the opening line of Franz Kafka’s 1931 short story A Crossbreed, a piece referenced both overtly and obliquely in the next arc of Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga, T…

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Like most fandoms, anime fans can sometimes be pretty wildly cynical – where does that attitude come from, and is it justified? Justin gets into it.― John asked: This has been a question that has been bothering me for some time. Why are most anime fans cynical? It seems as though the joy of anime has been sucked out of them and all they see is the bad. Yet they still watch. And complain. I wish thi…

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James takes a look at this uniquely soothing series about witches in the countryside, while Paul runs down all this week’s new releases and a festive Shelf Obsessed!― It’s that time of year when putting together the new release list becomes more of an adventure than usual. There’s a bunch of stuff coming out as publishers try to make it in time for the holidays, prices are all over the place as ret…

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Genshiken revs its harem shenanigans up to a fever pitch in a volume that pits suitor against suitor. Nick Creamer has the details.― If you’re still reading Genshiken at this point, you’ve likely accepted that it is no longer the manga it once was. A story that was initially renowned for its thoughtful realism and nuanced articulation of fandom friendships has gone through plentiful ups and downs si…

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