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“Splatoon 2” Kicks Off New Year With Octobrush Nouveau Weapon

Japanese calligraphy-inspired weapon now available in Switch sequel

Splatoon 2 is keeping up with tradition this year with the introduction of the Octobrush Nouveau weapon. Once again, the weapon’s addition will coincide with the January 2 event of “Kakizome,” or “first writing,” which is the term for the first traditional calligraphy writing of the year. Read on for more.

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GKIDS Licenses “Lu Over the Wall” and Other Masaaki Yuasa Anime

“Mind Game” and “Night is Short, Walk on Girl” also acquired

Director Masaaki Yuasa is on fire right now, especially with his Devilman crybaby anime making its Netflix debut in just a few days. He’s also seen plenty of feature film accolades recently, and North American distributor GKIDS took the opportunity to acquire a few of his heavy hitters. Read on for more.

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Eva Pilots Speak Volumes in New “Evangelion” Dictionary Set

If you look up “run away” in these dictionaries, there’s literally a picture of Shinji.

Looking for just the right thing to say? Let an Eva pilot help you! Gakken is reissuing five of its popular mini-dictionaries in Rebuild of Evangelion style — so Rei can help you express your emotions, and Asuka can find you the word you want in eight different languages. Preview the books after the jump!

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5 Reasons to be Excited for DARLING in the FRANXX

Studio Trigger teams up with A-1 Pictures for an exciting new sci-fi series

It was certainly a surprise when Studio Trigger took the opportunity to announce three new anime projects at Anime Expo this year. One would have been more than enough, but it now feels like we always have something to look forward to from the fan-favourite studio. The first is DARLING in the FRANXX, a sci-fi series directed by Atsushi Nishigori and produced in collaboration with A-1 Pictures. It’s also the upcoming series that I’m the most excited for. Here’s why.

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“Godzilla Island” Reduces Youtube to Rubble with Action Figure Mayhem

All 256 episodes of 1997 – 1998 TV short will be available on the official Godzilla Youtube channel for a limited time

Godzilla fans rejoice! For a limited time only on Toho Studio’s official Godzilla Youtube channel, you’ll have the chance to experience the low-budget goodness that is Godzilla Island, a 1997 – 1998 TV short starring action figures of some of the most famous monsters from the science fiction films of Toho Studios. Hit the jump to stomp Tokyo.

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Crunchyroll Favorites 2017: Video Games

Crunchyroll staff, writers, and contributors share their favorite video games of 2017!

Let’s take a look at our favorite titles of what has turned out to be an amazing year in gaming! Part Two of our annual three-part feature covers our favorite video games of 2017, featuring Crunchyroll’s newswriters, features contributors, and staff members! Hit the jump to see our 2017 favorites!

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Why You Should Watch “The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!”

First impressions can lie sometimes.

At first glance, The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! seems like the Ro-Kyu-Bu! series, which is also a story about a teenage boy mentoring underage girls in a competitive sport/game. But even if Ro-Kyu-Bu! wasn’t your thing and you have no interest in shogi, here’s why you should watch The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!

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“Zelda: Twilight Princess” Manga Gears Up for February Return

Creator duo Akira Himekawa has been using the time to recharge and prep

Named as one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been a success for mangaka duo Akira Himekawa. It spent the latter part of the year on break, but the pair popped up a new blog entry to announce that it will be coming back to Shogakukan’s Manga ONE app on February 26. Read on for more.