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March 2024 Contest Ends Soon

Vision X • 03/16/2024

Just a quick heads up! Our March 2024 contest will end on March 30th! Don’t miss out on your chance to win a Jujutsu Kaisen T-Shirt and a $40 Amazon gift card!

Another thing I want to give my condolences on the passing of the legendary Akira Toriyama. He passed away back on March 1st, 2024 at 68 years old. His works meant so much to me personally and is the reason why I am an anime fan today.

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Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga Promotional Video Features Mulasaki-Imai’s Song

seren04 • 12/05/2023

Have you been a fan of exorcists vanquishing demons? The thrill of bestowing divine justice while holding a gun loaded with bullets & holy water?

Raised by a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura paved his way to become a respected exorcist and ceased to be overshadowed by his prodigy twin brother. The day came when truth sprung up to the surface. Their father revealed his real identity; the blood of Satan ran in his veins. Torn between good and evil, he stood his ground and kept his goal to become an exorcist despite his blood. He swore to defeat Satan himself!

A promotional video for Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga was streamed by Aniplex. The video previewed the ending song “Gakkyū Nisshi” written by Mulasaki-Ima. The upcoming arc will premiere on January 6.

The production team includes: Daisuke Yoshida as the director, Toshiya Ono as the script head, Yurie Oohigashi as the character designer and chief animation director, and Kohta Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Sawano are the composers.

UVERworld is singing the opening theme song, “Eye’s Sentry” for the anime.

The Blue Exorcist manga was launched in Jump SQ in 2009. It went on hiatus last July 2021 and resumed in May 2022. The manga adaptation consisted of a 25-episode and the Blue Exorcist: Kuro Runs Away From Home OAV both premiered in 2011. The Blue Exorcist movie then debuted in Japan in December 2012. The Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga television anime with 12 episodes aired in 2017.

The anime is based on Kato’s original manga from volumes 10-15. Several novels and stage plays have also been inspired by the franchise.

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October 2023 Contest

Vision X • 09/10/2023

Hello listeners! I wanted to let everyone know that we will be holding our next contest on September 23rd and will be giving away a Bleach T-shirt and a $40 Amazon gift card! This contest will end on October 28th, so keep that in mind! On another topic, we know that the radio occasionally experiences downtime and have been working on fixing the issue. Thanks to all of you for listening!

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Good Night World Netflix Anime Adaptation Features A Broken Family Escaped Through Online Game

seren04 • 08/14/2023

Have you ever despised reality to the point where you play games all day as a way of escapism? At least, you have a counterfeit family to return to in the game world. Unlike in reality where you have to deal with a broken family.

Goodnight World Netflix adaptation streamed a trailer featuring an online game called “Planet”, where a powerhouse team of four players known as “The Akabane Family” work together to vanquish monsters together, clash with other guilds, and many more.

They are a fictional team in the game while in reality, they represent a broken family. The family members include a shut-in older brother, a high-achieving younger brother, a father who is not respected by his own children, and a mother who neglects her household.

These four players are unaware of the warmth of family, as they have never experienced it in their lives. The only warmth they know comes from their online family in the game. However, they soon discover that this warmth is only temporary and that their true family is a broken one.

The anime is directed by Katsuya Kikuchi, who has previously worked on projects like “Idol Memories” and “The Royal Tutor.” Michiko Yokote is handling the writing and script supervision, while Rena Okuyama is in charge of character designs. Takatsugu Wakabayashi is responsible for composing the music, and Kuzuha will perform the opening theme song “Black Crack.” Nornis will provide the ending theme song “salvia.”

The manga was launched in 2016 by Okabe on Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday service. The first volume was released in April 2016, and the final volume was published in March 2017. Okabe will also release the prequel manga, Good Night World End, on Shogakukan’s Manga ONE website on August 1 at midnight JST.

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Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Anime’s Episode 5 Delayed to August 13

seren04 • 08/07/2023

Get ready to vanquish a horde of zombies with flying colors as corporate slave Akira breakthrough his repetitive work hell routine! Once again, Akira finds the world splashed with colors despite the zombie apocalypse happening around Japan.

There had been delays in episode releases of Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Anime, which premiered last July 9. For example, the fourth episode aired on July 30 and got July 31 released on some streaming platforms like Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix, due to production circumstances.

This time around the fifth episode will be delayed to August 13. Instead of the previously scheduled program, a special episode called “Zom 100 Tokuban ~Zombie kara Nigekiru tame ni Junbi shitai 100 no Koto~” (Zom 100 Special Program: 100 Things You Need to Prepare to Run Away from Zombies) will instead air in Japan on Sunday, August 6 at 5:00 p.m. JST.

The anime, licensed by Viz Media for North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand, premiered in Japan on July 9. It is a co-production by Viz Media, Shogakukan, and Shueisha Productions Japan. On July 9 at 5:00 a.m. EDT, the anime was available to watch on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix in the United States.

Akira Tendo, voiced by Shuichiro Umeda, is the protagonist of the anime, while Shizuka Mikazuki, played by Tomori Kusunoki, is a foreign company worker who follows a list of “100 things you must do to not become a zombie.” Kenichiro Ryuzaki is voiced by Makoto Furukawa, and Beatrix Amershauser is played by Minami Takahashi.

The anime is directed by Kazuki Kawagoe at studio BUG FILMS and assisted by Hanako Ueda. Hiroshi Seko is in charge of the scripts, Kii Tanaka is the character designer, Junpei Fukuchi is responsible for the zombie designs, Makoto Miyazaki is composing the music, Maiko Gōda is in charge of “music selection,” and dugout is responsible for sound production.

Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co., Ltd is producing the anime, and KANA-BOON is performing the opening theme song “Song of the Dead” and Shiyui is performing the ending theme song “Happiness of the Dead.”

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Mashle: Magic and Muscles Anime Season 2 Reveals To Feature Divine Visionary Selection Exam Arc

seren04 • 07/17/2023

Can you imagine working on those muscles and punching through life hurdles in a world where magic is supreme? Impossible, right? But not for a protagonist who proves time and again as he overpowers magic users with pure muscles and ends the first season of Mashle: Magic and Muscles with a strong punch!

Right after airing the finale episode, the official Twitter page of the anime revealed to release the second season on January 2024 and cover the most awaited Divine Visionary Selection Exam Arc. Mashle aims to become a Divine Divisionary in order to live a peaceful life with his grandfather. However, Mashle keeps making enemies along the way as he makes his strong presence known by pure incident. To prove this, the trailer further teased new faces and a new villain brewing a devious plot behind the scene.

The first season of the anime premiered in Japan last April 7. Crunchyroll streamed both Japanese and English dubs.

The staffs are as follows: Tomanari Tanaka directed the anime at A-1 Pictures, Yousuke Kuroda wrote the scripted series, Hisashi Higashijima took care of designing the characters, Masaru Yokoyama compose the music, Taiiki Okazaki performed the opening song “Knock Out”, and Philosophy no Dance performed the ending theme “Shu Cream Funk”.

The manga has a 12th compiled book volume and Shueisha published the 16th volume of the manga on April 4. Meanwhile, Viz Media’s Shonen Jump and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus respective services published the manga digitally.

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Natsume’s Book of Friends Celebrates 15th Anniversary & Reveals Season 7 Details

seren04 • 07/10/2023

Hold your horses and brace yourself as Natsume and Nyanko sensei will once again recapture our hearts in Natsume’s Book of Friends season 7!

The official website for Natsume’s Book of Friends confirmed it during their 15th-anniversary celebration, alongside streaming a video and a celebration image. The video features a series of montage recapping events from the first to the sixth season of the show. Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 6 ended last 2017 leaving eager fans for a potential continuation.

The story is centered on Natsume Takahashi who has the ability to see spirits or youkai and inherited a mysterious book from his grandmother, Reiko. Natsume previously had no idea about the book containing names of powerful spirits Reiko defeated in the past. Natsume only discovered it in his pursuit to find the truth and became friends with a might youkai Nyanko sensei. Together with his companion Nyanko-sensei, Natsume embarks on a quest to free these spirits from the book and unveil his family’s past.

The staffs for the new season are as follows: Takahiro Omori as chief director, Hideko Ito as the director, Sadayuki Murai as the scriptwriter, Akira Takata as the character designer, and Makoto Yoshimori as the music composer.

The manga of Natsume’s Book of Friends debuted in June 2023. The Natsume Yujin-cho the Moview: Ephemeral Bond premiered in September 2018. Aniplex of America screened the film at the Anime NYC convention in November 2018 and released the film on Blu-ray Disc. Natsume’s Book of Friends: The Stone Waker and the Strange Visitor movie premiered in Japan in January 2021.

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July 2023 Contest Dated

Vision X • 06/26/2023

I just wanted to provide an update about our second contest, which will begin on July 1st, 2023, and end on July 29th, 2023. This time we will be giving away an Oshi no Ko t-shirt along with a $30 Amazon gift card! All details, including the t-shirt, will be available once the contest begins. Thanks for tuning in everyone!

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Ragna Crimson TV Anime Reveals September 30 Debut in Second Promotional Video

seren04 • 06/26/2023

Love dark fantasy anime with dragons wreaking havoc and deranged villains plotting for your downfall at every chance they get? Then, Ragna Crimson is a must-watch for you! Bring along your friends and family with the same taste and wait for its debut this coming September 30 revealed in its trailer.

The trailer also teased the new cast including Reina Ueda as Ultimatia, Takehito Koyasu as Grymwelte, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Disas Trois, Kōzō Shioya as Temruogtaf, Yoshihito Sasaki as Michael, Takashi Matsuyama as King Femud, and Nobutoshi Canna as Future Ragna and the additional staff members including Art Director: Asuka Komiyama (Cosmo Project), Color Design: Taeko Mizuno (Studio Road), Director of Photography: Atsushi Satō (Studio Shamrock), 3D Director: Makoto Endō (Tri-Slash), Editing: Kentarou Tsubone (REAL-T), Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go, and Music: Kōji Fujimoto (Sus4 Inc.) / Osamu Sasaki.

The story is set in a dystopian future where the world has been ravaged by a mysterious disease known as the Red Eye Virus, a few survivors struggle to eke out a living in the ruins of civilization. The group of survivors known as the Ragna Crimson squad is tasked with hunting down and eliminating the remaining infected individuals. The squad is led by a skilled and ruthless warrior named Ragna Crimson, who is determined to protect the remaining survivors and restore order to the world.

As the story progresses, the squad encounters a variety of challenges and obstacles, including other groups of survivors who are not always friendly, and the harsh realities of living in a post-apocalyptic world. They also uncover secrets about the origins of the Red Eye Virus and the true nature of the world they live in.

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Features Kimetsu No Yaiba Singer LiSA’s Power Vocals

seren04 • 06/12/2023

Have you heard of Kimetsu No Yaiba opening song “Gurenge”? Wonder who was behind those power vocals giving you a strong punch? It’s no other than LiSA! And once again, she showcased her raspy voice singing the background song in the Japanese trailer of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

LiSA shared her adoration for Gwen, a cute yet strong Spider-woman, and singing the theme song for the Japanese dub was a great honor for her. She hoped fans would enjoy “REALize” as the heroes burst across the screen.

The story centered on Miles Morales, who reunited with Gwen Stacy, only to be catapulted across the multiverse and met a number of Spidermen in charge of protecting its very existence. Faced with an adversary, the heroes clashed over handling a threat. Miles found himself in a quandary, voicing his refusal to sacrifice the people he loves for the sake of millions of others. He must redefine the meaning of a hero with what he believes in.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows the events of the 2018 computer-animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It is set to premiere in the United States on June 2 and in Japan on June 16.

The main cast for the Japanese dub film is Miles Morales voiced by Kensho Ono, Gwen Stacy voiced by Aoi Yuki, Peter B. Parker voiced by Mamoru Miyano, and Miguel O’hara voiced by Tomokazu Seki.

The first film was inspired by anime and featured the work of Japanese animators and took home an Academy Award in 2018. The film’s creators including directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, as well as producer Phil Lord, have hinted that the sequel will include a nod to Toei’s Spider-Man.