Wednesday News- June 20, 2018

Cells at Work Anime’s TV Ads Preview Theme Songs- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-06-19/cells-at-work-anime-tv-ads-preview-theme-songs/.133096

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Debuts on September 25 in North America, Europe, Australia- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-06-19/valkyria-chronicles-4-debuts-on-september-25-in-n-america-europe-australia/.133106

The List: 6 Anime to Watch With Your Dad- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-list/2018-06-16/.132982

Uma Mususme Producer Wants to Make New Series- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-06-19/uma-musume-producer-wants-to-make-new-series/.133103

Anime-

  • BanG Dream! BD
  • Dragon Ball Super Part 4 BD
  • Dragon Ball Super Part 4 DVD
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Limited Edition Season 1 Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 1 Part 1 BD/DVD
  • The Royal Tutor BD/DVD
  • Seven Mortal Sins BD/DVD
  • A Spirit of The Sun BD

Manga-

  • Cosplay Animal GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Drowning Love GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Fuuka GN 18 (Digital Only)
  • Golden Kamuy Graphic Novel (GN) 5
  • Hoshin Engi GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Karate Heat GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Konohana Kitan GN 1
  • Love and Lies GN 6
  • Magatsuki Omnibus GN 9-10
  • Masamune-kun’s Revenge GN 8
  • Perfect World GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Pumpkin Scissors GN 21 (Digital Only)
  • Sweet Blue Flowers GN 4
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime GN 6
  • To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts GN 6
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re GN 5

Other-

  • Infinite Stratos GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
  • The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition (Hardcover)
  • The Lost Child Nintendo Switch/PlayStation 4 Game
  • Mario Tennis Aces Nintendo Switch Game
  • New Gundam Breaker PlayStation 4 Game
  • Outbreak Company GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Robotech Comic 2

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Wednesday News- June 13, 2018

Super Mario Party Switch Game Announced for October 5 Release- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-06-12/super-mario-party-switch-game-announced-for-october-5-release/.132815

Review: Flip Flappers Limited Edition Blu-ray- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/flip-flappers/limited-edition-blu-ray/.110757

The World Ends With You- Final Remix-  Launches for Switch This Fall- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-06-12/the-world-ends-with-you-final-remix-launches-for-switch-this-fall/.132823

B: The Beginning Anime Gets 2nd Season- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-06-12/b-the-beginning-anime-gets-2nd-season/.132816

Anime-

  • Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor BD/DVD
  • Berserk Season 2 BD/DVD
  • D.Gray-man Season 4 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Eromanga Sensei Volume 1 BD
  • New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 3: Dream BD/DVD
  • Pokémon – Advanced Battle Complete Collection DVD

Manga-

  • After Hours GN  2
  • Again!! GN 3
  • Aho Girl GN  7
  • Boarding School Juliet GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Captain Harlock The Classic Collection GN 1 (Hardcover)
  • CITY GN  2
  • DNA Doesn’t Tell Us GN  2 (Digital Only)
  • GANTZ:G GN 1
  • GTO: Paradise Lost GN  9
  • High Rise Invasion GN Omnibus 1
  • Hoshin Engi GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • Kamikamikaeshi GN  1 (Digital Only)
  • Living-Room Matsunaga-san GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Loveless GN 13
  • Magi GN 30
  • Shokuryō Jinrui: Starving Anonymous GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle GN 1
  • Splatoon GN 3
  • To Your Eternity GN 5
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku GN  5

Other-

  • Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Novel 1
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel 11
  • Super Bomberman R PlayStation 4 Shiny Edition

Wednesday News- June 6, 2018

Code Vein Game’s Trailer Reveals September Release Date- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-06-05/code-vein-game-trailer-reveals-september-release-date/.132464

Review- Sailor Moon SuperS Part 1 Limited Edition BD/DVD- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/sailor-moon-supers/part-1/.132346

FLCL Returns in Two New Flavors- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-06-05/.132467

Encouragement of the Climb Anime Premieres on July 2- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-06-05/encouragement-of-the-climb-anime-premieres-on-july-2/.132475

Anime-

  • Anonymous Noise BD
  • Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic BD/DVD
  • Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic DVD
  • Kabukibu! BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Collection 2 BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Collection 2 DVD
  • My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 2 Limited Edition BD/DVD
    Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side Premium Edition BD/DVD

Manga-

  • ACCA 13 Graphic Novel (GN) 3
  • Akame ga KILL! ZERO GN 7
  • Angels of Death GN 3
  • Astra Lost in Space GN 3
  • Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle GN 3
  • Beware the Kamiki Brothers! GN 2
  • Blue Exorcist GN 19
  • BTOOOM! GN 21
  • Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju GN 7
  • DNA Doesn’t Tell Us GN 2
  • Durarara!! Re;Dollars Arc GN 1
  • Haikyu!! GN 24
  • Eclair GN
  • Fate/Zero GN 6
  • Flying Witch GN 6
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 24
  • Haikyu!! GN 24
  • Hoshin Engi GN 10
  • Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl GN 6
  • Kuroko’s Basketball GN Omnibus 12
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 2
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life GN 2
  • My Hero Academia GN 13
  • My Solo Exchange Diary GN 13
  • One Piece GN Omnibus 24
  • Princess Jellyfish GN 9
  • The Promised Neverland GN 4
  • Queen’s Quality GN 4
  • Satan’s Secretary GN 1
  • Stupid Love Comedy GN 1
  • Takane & Hana GN 3
  • Vinland Saga GN 10 (Hardcover)
  • Yokai Girls GN 3
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 12
  • You Got Me, Sempai! GN 2
  • The Young Master’s Revenge GN 2

Other-

  • As the Gods Will BD/DVD
  • Demon King Daimaou Novel 5
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Novel 11
  • Napping Princess Novel
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi PlayStation 4/PC Game
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of the Sushido Nintendo Switch Game

Wednesday News- May 30, 2018

The Spring 2018 Manga Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2018-05-28/the-spring-2018-manga-guide/.132117

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Game Launches in the West- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-29/valkyrie-profile-lenneth-game-launches-in-the-west/.132146

Code Geass Writer, Director Confirm Return for ‘Next’ Sequel- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-29/code-geass-writer-director-confirm-return-for-next-sequel/.132177

My Hero Academia Creator Kohei Horikoshi to Attend San Diego’s Comic-Con Int’l- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-29/my-hero-academia-creator-kohei-horikoshi-to-attend-san-diego-comic-con-intl/.132167

Anime-

  • Fist of the North Star The Movie BD
  • Granblue Fantasy the Animation Volume 1 BD
  • Like the Clouds, Like the Wind BD
  • Lupin III: Part IV English-Dubbed BD
  • Monster Rancher English Collection BD
  • Oreimo BD
  • Show By Rock!!# + Shorts BD/DVD
  • Star Ocean EX Complete Series BD
  • Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side BD
  • Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side DVD
  • Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side Premium Edition BD/DVD
  • Tokyo Underground Complete Series BD

Manga-

  • Boarding School Juliet GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Hoshin Engi GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Graphic Novel (GN) 1
  • Kasane GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • A Kiss, For Real GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Merman in My Tub GN 7
  • New Game! GN 2
  • Peach Mermaid GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • The Prince’s Black Poison GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Shōjo Fight! GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Spirits & Cat Ears GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Shokuryō Jinrui: Starving Anonymous GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • To Love-Ru GN 7-8
  • Tsuredure Children GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Waiting for Spring GN 6

Other-

  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride Official Guide Book Merkmal
  • The Dark Maidens Novel
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope PlayStation 4/Nintendo Switch Game
  • Kabukimonogatari Novel
  • Little Princess in Fairy Forest Novel (Digital Only)
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection PlayStation 4 Game

Wednesday News- May 2, 2018

News-

Ryotaro Okiayu, Aimi Tanaka, Sayaka Senbongi Join Food Wars! The Third Plate Anime’s Cast- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-01/ryotaro-okiayu-aimi-tanaka-sayaka-senbongi-join-food-wars-the-third-plate-anime-cast/.130986

Review: Perfect World GN 1- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/perfect-world/gn-1/.130592

The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/preview-guide/2018/spring/.129741

Anonymous Noise Anime’s English Dub Cast Revealed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-05-01/anonymous-noise-anime-english-dub-cast-revealed/.131072

Serial Experiments Lain’s Chiaki J. Konaka Discusses Writing Game, Anime’s Stories- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-05-01/serial-experiments-lain-chiaki-j-konaka-discusses-writing-game-anime-stories/.131027

Anime-

  • Atom The Beginning BD
  • Ayakashi DVD
  • Fair, then Partly Piggy BD/DVD
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower BD/DVD
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower DVD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Collection 1 BD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Collection 1 DVD
  • Naruto Shippūden Set 34 DVD
  • Space Warrior Baldios Movie BD
  • Toriko the Movie: Secret Recipe of Gourmet God! DVD
  • Zatch Bell: 101st Devil DVD
  • Zatch Bell: Attack of Mechavulcan DVD

Manga-

  • Anonymous Noise GN 8
  • Battle Divas – The Incorruptible Battle Blossom Princess Novel 1
  • Beware the Kamiki Brothers! GN 1
  • Black Clover GN 11
  • Bleach Omnibus GN 23
  • Chi’s Sweet Adventures GN 1 (Color)
  • Everyone’s Getting Married GN 8
  • Haikyu!! GN 23
  • Hoshin Engi GN 5
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Stardust Crusaders GN 7 (Hardcover)
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War GN 2
  • Kimi ni Todoke GN 29
  • Lord Marksman and Vanadis GN 7
  • Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report Novel 1
  • Nameless Asterism GN 7
  • Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend GN 3
  • One Piece GN 86
  • Oresama Teacher GN 24
  • Strawberry Panic! Novel 2
  • Strongest Gamer – Let’s Play in Another World Novel 1
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 26
  • Toriko GN 42
  • Twin Star Exorcists GN 12

Other-

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch Game

Wednesday News- April 4, 2018

News-

Magi Creator Shinobu Ohtaka to Launch Orient Manga- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-03/magi-creator-shinobu-ohtaka-to-launch-orient-manga/.129892

Anime Spotlight: STEINS; GATE 0- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-spotlight/2018/spring/steins-gate-0/.129481

Review: Yuri!!! on ICE BD+DVD- The Complete Series [LE]- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/yuri-on-ice/bd-dvd-the-complete-series-le/.127657

Happy Elements’ Phantom in the Twilight Anime Streams 1st Promo Video- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-04/happy-elements-phantom-in-the-twilight-anime-streams-1st-promo-video/.129931

Anime-

  • My Hero Academia Season 2 BD/DVD
  • My Hero Academia Season 2 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Utano☆Princesama Legend Star BD
  • Utano☆Princesama Legend Star DVD

Manga-

  • 7th Garden GN 8
  • Absolute Duo GN3
  • Ace of Diamond GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Assassination Classroom GN 21
  • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall GN 13
  • Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition GN 3 (Hardcover)
  • A Centaur’s Life GN 14
  • Chihayafuru GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Dreamin’ Sun GN 6
  • Fire Force GN 9
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma GN 23
  • Haikyu!! GN 22
  • Kenka Bancho Otome Love’s Battle Royale (Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys) GN 1
  • Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus GN 11
  • Moteki GN 1
  • My Hero Academia GN 12
  • Naruto Omnibus GN 22
  • Not Lives GN 8
  • Platinum End GN 5
  • Princess Jellyfish Omnibus GN 8
  • The Promised Neverland GN 3
  • Pumpkin Scissors GN 20 (Digital Only)
  • Rurouni Kenshin Omnibus GN 6
  • Seraph of the End GN 14
  • Takane & Hana GN2
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! GN3
  • The Water Dragon’s Bride GN 5
  • Yona of the Dawn! GN 11
  • You Got Me, Sempai! GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Yozakura Quartet GN 21 (Digital Only)

Other-

  • Penny Punching Princess Nintendo Switch/PlayStation Vita Game
  • Tokyo Ghoul Live-Action Movie BD/DVD
  • Tokyo Ghoul Live-Action Movie DVD

Wednesday News- November 15, 2017

News-

The Fall 2017 Manga Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-11-06/the-fall-2017-manga-guide/.123620

Shining Resonance Game Gets PS4 Remaster in March 2018- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-14/shining-resonance-game-gets-ps4-remaster-in-march/.124012

The Fall 2017 Light Novel Guide- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2017-11-10/the-fall-2017-light-novel-guide/.123879

The Game Awards 2017 Nominees Revealed- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-11-15/the-game-awards-2017-nominees-revealed/.124026

Anime-

  • 91 Days BD/DVD
  • 91 Days Limited Editions BD/DVD
  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Volume 1 BD
  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Volume 1 DVD
  • Haikyu!! Season 1 Complete Collection BD
  • Haikyu!! Season 1 Complete Collection DVD
  • In This Corner of the World BD/DVD
  • In This Corner of the World DVD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 1 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 1 Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 1 Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Pokémon Indigo League Season 1 BD
  • Rosario + Vampire Complete Series BD/DVD

Manga-

  • Anne Happy Graphic Novel (GN) 7
  • Aoba-kun’s Confessions GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • BTOOOM! GN 19
  • The Case Study of Vanitas GN 3
  • Chihayafuru GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Daigo The Beast: Umehara Fighting Gamers! GN 1
  • Delicious in Dungeon GN 3
  • Demonizer Zilch GN 4
  • Dimension W GN 8
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Drowning Love GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Fairy Tail GN 62
  • First Love Monster GN 8
  • Forbidden Scrollery GN 1
  • Frau Faust GN 2
  • Generation Witch GN 2
  • Girls’ Last Tour GN 3
  • Grand Blue Dreaming GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Holy Corpse Rising GN 4
  • House of the sun. GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • The Isolator GN 2
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? GN 8
  • Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler GN 3
  • Karneval GN 8
  • Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl GN 4
  • Kokkoku: Moment by Moment GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! GN 5
  • Love’s Reach GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Magical Sempai GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid GN 5
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers GN 3
  • My Monster Secret GN 8
  • Peach Heaven GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Pokémon XY GN Box Set
  • A Polar Bear in Love GN 1
  • Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne d’Arc GN 5
  • Requiem of the Rose King GN 7
  • RIN-NE GN 25
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero GN 7
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers GN 4
  • The Royal Tutor GN 4
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 23
  • Spirits & Cat Ears GN 4
  • A Strange and Mystifying Story GN 1
  • Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online GN 1
  • Today’s Cerberus GN 6
  • Trinity Seven GN 11
  • UQ Holder! GN 12
  • your name. GN 2

Other-

  • A Certain Magical Index Novel 13
  • Demon Gaze II PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Vita Game
  • Durarara!! Novel 8
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope PC Game
  • Magical Girl Raising Project Novel 2
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Nintendo 3DS Games
  • Re:Zero Ex Novel 1
  • So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 1
  • Sword Art Online ABEC Artworks
  • Tokyo Tattoo Girls PlayStation Vita Game
  • Wolf and Parchment Novel 1

Film Friday- Hakuōki

Two new films were released in 2013 and 2014. First film was released in August 2013 and was released on DVDs February 2014. The film is a retelling of both seasons in greater detail and with a slightly different ending. The second film was released on March 8, 2014. The anime television series and films have been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America.

Hakuōki is a otome video game series by Idea Factory, first designed for the PlayStation 2 and then later ported to PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS. It has been adapted into anime series animated by Studio Deen; the first season began airing in Japan on the TV Kanagawa and UHF stations on April 4, 2010. The second season began airing on October 10, 2010 and ended on December 12, 2010. The series has also been adapted as two different manga series. A third series based on the prequel, Hakuōki Reimeiroku aired in summer of 2012.

Plot

Chizuru Yukimura heads to Kyoto to search for her father, finding herself attacked by mad men before they are cut down by members of the Shinsengumi who take her into custody for interrogation. Upon learning that she is a girl and the daughter of a doctor who developed the Water of Life elixir that turns those that drink it into invincible blood lusting berserkers called Rasetsu, the Shinsengumi decide to keep her as an aide in their search. In time, as the Shinsengumi aid the shogunate in the Bakufu, Chizuru begins to develop a bond with the Shinsengumi and its aloof member Toshizo Hijikata. However, as time passes, Chizuru and Shinsengumi confront a mysterious faction who call themselves Oni (Demons) and that Chizuru is also an Oni with father revealed to be experimenting on the Water of Life to create the Rasetsu to wipe out the human race.

Chizuru Yukimura 
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski (English)
Chizuru is the main protagonist of the series. She comes to Kyoto in search of her missing father, Kodo Yukimura, a practitioner of Western medicine. Unknown to Chizuru, her father under orders from the Shogunate develops the Water of Life, an elixir that increases the drinker’s healing abilities, speed, and strength yet could turn the drinker into a mindless killing monster called a Rasetsu. At the beginning of the series, she is seen being chased by two men, who were suddenly attacked by two Rasetsu. She witnesses Hajime Saito kill off the Rasetsu and is then taken to the Shinsengumi headquarters by Toshizo Hijikata, where they allow her to stay, because they too were in search of her father. Eventually, she falls in love with Hijikata Toshizo.
Chizuru has a secret unknown to herself: she is in fact a pureblood member of the Oni Ichizoku (the Demon Clan), and the head of the Oni of the East is of Yukimura descent. Because Oni have scattered and declined in numbers over the centuries, Chikage Kazama seeks her out to create a lineage of pure-blooded Oni. She is the wielder of a short sword which is a mate to with Kaoru’s katana. They are part of the Yukimura Family’s heirloom.
Toshizo Hijikata
Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese); Andrew Love (English)
Hijikata is the Vice-commander of the Shinsengumi and makes most of the Shinsengumi’s decisions. He is called Oni-fukuchou (Demon Vice-commander) and is both feared and respected by his men. He is also often referred to as “Toshi” by Kondo. Hijikata is the one who brought Chizuru back to the Shinsengumi headquarters the night she witnessed a Rasetsu on the loose that attacked two men chasing her. He is responsible for her welfare, and even though he acts as if this were to his dismay, he cares for Chizuru’s safety, and is often shown protecting her during battles. Hijikata drinks the Water of Life and becomes a Rasetsu in order to defeat Chikage, fueled by rage after seeing fellow Shinsengumi warrior Genzaburo Inoue dead. Even though Inoue had been killed by Satchō warriors (Satsuma-Chōshū alliance), Hijikata takes it out on Chikage, starting a duel as Chikage goads him. At the end of Season 2 he acknowledge his love for Chizuru. At the end of the anime series he either dies from a combination of the Water of Life and wounds that he attained through a battle with Chikage Kazama, or he lives (as suggested by the fact that his body didn’t disappear). His ending is ambiguous. But hinted that he’s still alive as wiping Chizuru’s tear and saying her name while smiling at her. He is based on the historical Hijikata Toshizō.
Souji Okita
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese); Blake Shepard (English)
Okita is the First Division Captain and a peerless swordsman. He suffers from tuberculosis, and is later visited by Nagumo Kaoru who gives him a bottle of the Water of Life to cure his tuberculosis. Driven by guilt at being incapacitated by his illness, Okita drinks the elixir. Although he becomes a Rasetsu, the Shinsengumi discover that he does not benefit from accelerated healing when wounded by silver weapons, thus discovering the weakness of Rasetsu. Souji was sent away because his illness got worse, but he later showed up to confront Hijikata about Kondo’s death. He was last seen protecting Hijikata from rogue samurais, and turned into ashes after killing all the rogues. He is based on the historical Okita Sōji.
Hajime Saito 
Voiced by: Kōsuke Toriumi (Japanese); Leraldo Anzaldua (English)
Saito is the leader of the Third Division who is a master of the left hand sword technique and is a skilled swordsman who evens Okita’s skills. He is taciturn but also very loyal, polite, and wise. He often analyzes the situation before attacking to figure out which actions are necessary to complete the mission. Saito left the Shinsengumi apparently to join Itou’s group, but later it turns out that he was commanded by Hijikata to infiltrate Itou’s group for information concerning Itou’s plans. In the anime he is seen making a final charge against the enemy as his comrades are all slain. He is based on the historical Saitō Hajime.
Heisuke Todo 
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese); Greg Ayres (English)
Heisuke is the Eighth Division captain of the Shinsengumi. He is around the same age as Chizuru and is very protective of her, before he died. He leaves the Shinsengumi, following Itou along with Hajime Saito, but later returns. He too has taken the Water of Life to recover from injuries. He is based on the historical Tōdō Heisuke.
Sanosuke Harada 
Voiced by: Kōji Yusa (Japanese); Illich Guardiola (TV), Phil Hyde (Movies) (English)
Harada is the Tenth Division Captain and prefers the spear to the sword, but he is seen carrying both. In the anime he has a fierce rivalry with Kyō Shiranui, pitting his spear against Shiranui’s pistol. He is based on the historical Harada Sanosuke.
Chikage Kazama
Voiced by: Kenjirō Tsuda (Japanese); Corey Hartzog (English)
Member of the Bakumatsu, enemies of the Shinsengumi. He is the strongest Oni of the West and is after Chizuru, so that they can mate and create stronger Oni. His reasons for this are unknown, but his attempts to take Chizuru have so far been thwarted by the interference of the Shinsengumi. Despite being arrogant and cynical, he is not entirely cold-blooded as he later saves Chizuru (although this might have been for his own purposes) and even escorted her back to the estate rather than harassing her. Kazama is usually followed by his two demon companions Amagiri and Shiranui, and it is implied by Sen-hime that he is a royal blood, like her. In his Oni form, he grows white horns and his hair fades to match. His eyes also become yellow. But later in the series and OVA he is seen to truly love Chizuru.

Wednesday News- October 18, 2017

News-

This Week in Anime: How Does the Kino’s Journey Remake Compare to the Original Series?https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2017-10-17/.122817

Detective Cona 30th Anniversary Book is a Year and a Half in the Making- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-10-18/detective-conan-30th-anniversary-book-is-a-year-and-a-half-in-the-making/.122892

News: Nintendo Explains Why Mini Super Famicom Lack EarthBound RPG- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-10-17/nintendo-explains-why-mini-super-famicom-lacks-earthbound-rpg/.122824

News: Kodansha Comins Publishes Until Your Bones Rot Manga Digitally- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-10-17/kodansha-comics-publishes-until-your-bones-rot-manga-digitally/.122844

Anime-

  • Howl’s Moving Castle BD/DVD
  • Howl’s Moving Castle DVD
  • Hunter x Hunter Set 3 BD
  • Hunter x Hunter Set 3 DVD
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service BD/DVD
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service DVD
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Rikka Version (Takanashi Rikka • Kai ~Gekijō-ban Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!~) BD/DVD
  • My Neighbor Totoro BD/DVD
  • My Neighbor Totoro DVD
  • Orange BD/DVD
  • Orange Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • Ponyo BD/DVD
  • Ponyo DVD
  • Princess Mononoke BD/DVD
  • Princess Mononoke DVD
  • Spirited Away BD/DVD
  • Spirited Away DVD
  • Super Lovers Season 1 BD/DVD
  • WWW.WAGNARIA!! Volume 2 BD

Manga-

  • Beasts of Abigaile Graphic Novel GN 2
  • Disney Fairies Tinker Bell’s Secret GN
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Ghost Diary GN 3
  • Hachune Miku’s Everyday Vocaloid Paradise (Hachune Miku no Nichijō Roipara!) GN 1
  • Hatsune Miku: Rin-Chan Now! GN 3
  • Helvetica Standard Bold GN (Color)
  • Hotaru’s Way GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • House of the sun. GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Inuyashiki GN 9
  • Kasane GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai GN 3
  • Peach Heaven GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Terra Formars GN 19
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re GN 1
  • Ultraman GN 9
  • Until Your Bones Rot GN 1 (Digital Only)

Other-

  • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth 3DS Game
  • The Evil Within 2 PS4/Xbox One/PC Game
  • Fire Emblem Warriors 3DS/Switch Game
  • Garo TV Colletion BD
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel 9

Wednesday News- September 27, 2017

News-

Review: K: Return of Kings- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/k/return-of-kings/blu-ray-dvd/.121812

In Another World With My Smartphone Finale- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/in-another-world-with-my-smartphone/episode-12/.121907

Answerman:Why Don’t Manga Publishers Announce When Books Go Out Of Print?- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/column/2017-09-27/.121915

Kino’s Journey TV Anime’s 2nd Promo Video Previews Ti, Nagi Yanagi’s Song- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-09-27/kino-journey-tv-anime-2nd-promo-video-previews-ti-nagi-yanagi-song/.121931

Anime-

  • Crusher Joe: The OVA’s DVDP
  • Dance with Devils BD/DVD
  • Hyou-ka Part 2 BD/DVD
  • Joker Game BD/DVD
  • Kaiba BD/DVD
  • Naruto Shippūden Set 32 DVD Uncut
  • Occultic;Nine Volume 1
  • Project A-Ko 2: Plot of the Daitokuji Finalcial Group DVD
  • Project A-ko 3: Cinderella Rhapsody DVD
  • Project A-Ko 4: Final DVD
  • Puzzle & Dragons X Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Soul Link DVD
  • Ushio & Tora Premium Box Set BD/DVD

Manga-

  • 12 Beast GN 5
  • All Out!! GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Altair: A Record of Battles GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Aphorism GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Crimson Prince GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Days GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Deathtopia GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Flying Witch GN 3
  • Frau Faust GN 1
  • Giant Killing GN 6 (Digital Only)
  • In/Spectre GN 6
  • Infini-T Force GN 1
  • Marai Holic GN 11
  • Otome Mania!! GN 2
  • Princess Jellyfish GN 6
  • Princess Resurrection GN 18 (Digital Only)
  • Real Girl GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • Sekirei GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Shojo Fight GN 1 (Digital Only)
  • Species Domain GN 3
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! GN 1
  • Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] GN (Digital Only)
  • Tsuredure Children GN 3 (Digital Only)

Other-

  • Blue Reflection PS4/PC Game
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony PS4/Vita/PC Game
  • Ghost in the Shell: The Official Movie Novelization
  • Gundam Versus PS4 Game
  • I Became the Secretary of a Hero! Volume 1 (Digital Only)
  • Monster Girl Encyclopedia Volume 2 (Hardcover)
  • Pokken Tournament DX Switch Game
  • Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash PS4 Game
  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders PS4/Vita Game
  • A Small Charred Face Novel