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I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss Reveals Opening


I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss anime revealed the opening sequence right after the premiere of the series earlier today. The premiere consists of two episodes, which are available to stream on Crunchyroll. Rie Takahashi’s ““Kyokan Sarenakute mo Ii ja Nai“ is the opening theme song:

Studio Maho Film is animating the anime, with Kumiko Habara as the director. Kenta Ihara is in charge of the series composition. Eri Kojima, Momoko Makiuchi, and Yuko Oba worked on the character designs. “Nomikku“ by ACCAMER is the ending theme song. The cast includes:

  • Rie Takahashi as Aileen Lauren Dautriche
  • Yuichirou Umehara as Claude Jeanne Elmir
  • Jun Fukuyama as Keith Eigrid
  • Yuki Ono as Belzebuth
  • Kana Hanazawa as Lilia Rainworth
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Almond
  • Toshiki Masuda as Cedric Jeanne Elmir

The I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss opening is also available on MBS’s YouTube channel but is region locked.

The anime is based on a light novel series written by Sarasa Nagase and illustrated by Mai Murasaki. It has been serialized since September 2017 under the Kadokawa Beans Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation, with art by Anko Yuzu, ran from June 2018 to August 2019 in Kadokawa’s Comp Ace.

Yen Press has licensed both the light novel and manga series in English, describing the plot as:
Avoid the bad ending at all costs! When her fiancé breaks up with her in front of the entire student body, noblewoman Aileen d’Autriche is devastated-or she would have been, if that wasn’t also the exact moment memories of her past life came crashing back! Turns out, she’s been reborn as the villainess of a dating sim…and according to the story, she’s slated to die at the hands of the demon king in three months! But Aileen’s already got a plan: Step one, get Demon King Claude to fall in love with her. Step two, live!

Source: Official Twitter
©Sarasa Nagase, Mai Murasaki / KADOKAWA / “I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss” Production Committee 2022





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James Cameron Reveals How Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Lost Titanic Role


Leonardo DiCaprio rose to the ranks of superstardom following his role in James Cameron’s Titanic. However, according to the director, the actor nearly lost out on his role for not wanting to audition for it.

RELATED: James Cameron Reveals How an Unused Avatar Script Turned Into a Graphic Novel

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cameron spoke about the legendary 1995 film. According to him, DiCaprio was always at the top of his list to play Jack, but the role almost went to someone else after DiCaprio refused to read for the role.

“‘Oh, I don’t read,’” Cameron said DiCaprio told him before the director shook his hand and said, “Well, thanks for coming by.” It was then, Cameron said, that DiCaprio replied, “Wait, wait, wait, if I don’t read, I don’t get the part. Just like that?’”

Cameron went on to say that he told DiCaprio that Titanic was “a giant movie that is going to take two years of my life, and you’ll be gone doing five other things while I’m doing post-production. So I’m not going to f— it up by making the wrong decision in casting. So you’re going to read, or you’re not going to get the part.”

The director went on to say that DiCaprio did end up reading for the part, although he did joke that “every ounce of his entire being is entirely negative right up until I said, ‘Action,’ and then he turned into Jack. And Kate just lit up, and they went into this whole thing, and he played the scene. Dark clouds had opened up, a ray of sun came down and lit up Jack. I’m like, ‘All right, he’s the guy.’”

RELATED: The Avatar 2 Trailer Shows Incredible Promise for The Way of Water

Of course, DiCaprio’s turn as Jack was what turned him from an already famous heartthrob into a superstar and would lead to countless roles for him in the future. As for Cameron, his next film, Avatar: The Way of Water, will premiere in theaters on December 16, 2022.



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TONIKAWA: Fly Me to the Moon Manga Unveils Cover for Volume 22


Kenjiro Hata posted on Twitter the cover of Tonikaku Kawaii (TONIKAWA): Fly me to the Moon Volume 22 on Saturday. The volume is available at the price of ¥627 (≒$4.5) and is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022. The manga is currently being serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.

The newly-unveiled cover shows Tsukasa Yuzaki holding a sword in her hand(s) with a serious look on her face. In front of her stands Kaguya with a big smile holding something in her left hand. “You can’t see what Kaguya has in her left hand without spreading the cover, so please buy the volume and check it!” the author says in the tweet.

Kenjiro Hata’s TONIKAWA Volume 22 Cover

Kenjiro Hata launched Tonikaku Kawaii (TONIKAWA) or Fly me to the Moon manga in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday in February 2018 and the first volume was released in May 2018. Seven Arcs is animating the anime adaptation and the first season aired from October to December 2021 with a total of 12 episodes. An OVA was released in August 2021 and a new episode was streamed in November 2022. The adaptation is receiving a second season and the premiere date is set for 2023.

Viz Media licensed the manga for English releases and released the 14th compiled volume on November 8, 2022. The next, 15th volume is scheduled to be released on January 10, 2023. The official website describes the plot of the first volume as:
From the day his parents named him, Nasa Yuzaki has felt connected to outer space…whether he likes it or not. His efforts to outperform the space program veer off course when an accident introduces him to Tsukasa, a mysterious girl with strange powers. Is she an alien, a moon goddess or something else? Since she insists on marrying him, Nasa will have plenty of chances to find out!

Source: Official Twitter, Official Website
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My Hero Academia Season 6: Katsuki Bakugo Gets New Visual, Voice Actor Comments


My Hero Academia Season 6 released a special character visual for Katsuki Bakugo along with the voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto’s comment. The anime unveiled a special character visual for Shoto Todoroki and Tomura Shigaraki, and three characters, Izuku Midoriya also known as Deku, and Dabi, will also get new visuals in the future. The anime is airing every Saturday in Japan and the next, 9th episode titled “Katsuki Bakugo: Rising” was broadcast on November 26.

Nobuhiko Okamoto, who voiced roles as Accelerator in the Toaru series and Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu!, is voicing Katsuki Bakugo in the My Hero Academia anime. He describes the visual as:
The expression on his face and what’s in his line of sight can lead to ideas of both his growth from a child to an adult and his change of mentality… Such a delicate expression lets me have a lot of stories behind him, which is why I think he is a profound character. His aggressive words and behavior make him look like a cliched character, but he actually isn’t at all, this is what the visual shows. The visual is thought-provoking even to me, his voice actor, so I believe it will cause every one of the fans to give it a lot of thought.

The voice actor also made a comment about the episode:
Finally, “Katsuki Bakugo: Rising” will be broadcast. For me, this was the most difficult episode ever to play as Katsuki Bakugo. I had to show a new aspect of Bakugo, which means I had to make viewers think “It’s not like Bakugo” but at the same time, I had to make them think “This is the Bakugo”. It was difficult to make the contradiction work. I’m glad those who watch and those who listen to the anime feel “weird”, and I hope everyone enjoys the “weirdness”.

The newly-released visual shows fully-armed Katuki Bakugo with an unusual expression on his face:

My Hero Academia Season 6 New Character Visual for Katsuki Bakugo

You can check new character visuals for other characters from the links below:

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My Hero Academia Spin-Off Mangaka Draws Kirishima

Animation studio Bones is animating the My Hero Academia anime series based on Kohei Horikoshi’s manga of the same name, which is being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump.

Source: Official Website, Official Twitter
© Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Production Committee





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