Author: Janiene Lerio

A Romance and Slice-of-Life Anime enthusiast who's currently hyper-fixated on One Piece may not be ideal in a perfect world, but it's the best description that describes me! I have been writing for as long as I can remember and being able to combine writing with another one of my hobbies is such a joy.

One Piece is a 20-year-long running manga and anime that follows the journey of the aspiring pirate king, Monkey D. Luffy, and his 10-member pirate crew composed of different people from all parts of the world. If you’re new to watching One Piece, it is established as early as the Romance Dawn Arc that the main ‘villains’ of the story is the government or the Marines. During the early parts of the story, it only made sense because the pirates are supposed to be the bad guys, but because the protagonist of One Piece is a pirate himself, then it’s…

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On the 31st of August 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Yabako Sandrovich’s Kengan Ashura manga announced that the second season of the anime will premiere on Netflix in 2023. A Teaser visual of the anime was also released, check it out here: Kengan Ashura Teaser Visual The Kengan Ashura sequel will feather the Kengan Annihilation Tournament Arc and the conclusion of the original story. Kengan Ashura’s first season (composed of two parts) premiered on Netflix globally starting with Season 1 Part 1 in July 2019. The second part (consisting of episodes 13 to 14) of…

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If you haven’t been reading or watching BL for long, you probably don’t have access to one of the sweetest, fluffiest genres on the internet: Shounen Ai. Shounen Ai basically just means Boys’ Love when translated into English, but if you’re not too much into angst, heavy drama, and spicy stories, then this genre isn’t for you.  There are numerous Shounen Ai or Boys’ Love mangas out there, too many to list even, but there are certain anime movies and series like Dokyuusei (Classmate) or Given which represent the Shounen Ai genre pretty well. However, a recently released anime adaptation…

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Shoujo Manga readers, this one may be for you. Hatsuharu’s Shoujo Manga “Ojou to Banken-kun (A Girl and Her Guard Dog)” is geared up for an anime adaptation under Ponyo Canyon Productions. ‘A Girl and Her Guard Dog ‘ is about Isaku, a girl who was forced to live with her Yakuza grandfather because her parents died in a car accident when she was just at the ripe age of 5. When she went with her grandfather, she was immediately accepted as part of the clan. Because of her family’s background and circumstances, Isaku was avoided by her peers, and…

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Let me guess, you’re trying to see who’s above Oikawa right? Well, have I got news for you. Haikyuu is a popular sports anime that shot to fame during the 2020 lockdowns. Thousands of people became avid anime watchers because of the show.  It kinda felt like having solace and comfort amidst going through the worst crisis in the history of mankind. But that’s not the point. Haikyuu is a sports anime about volleyball. But more specifically, Shoyo Hinata and the volleyball team of Karasuno High School were willing to give it all they got just so they could get…

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Have you ever felt…empty? Or maybe lately it’s been way too hard for you to come up with something that actually excites you? At some point in our lives, we find ourselves questioning what our purpose is in this world. We look for something substantial to keep us going or something that would break our same, old, boring routine. High schooler Yatora Yaguchi felt like nothing in the world he lived in made sense to him. Like everything he was doing was a chore. That was until he saw the blue Kyoto morning sky after a late night out with…

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Are you an aspiring mangaka or manga author? We’ve got great news for you! On the 30th of August 2022, Shuseisha launched “MANGA Plus Creators by SHUEISHA” a platform where all artists around the world can freely upload their work, with no hassle. This site gives creators immediate access to various audiences around the world, including Japan. MANGA Plus is a user-submitted manga app and web service for global audiences. Creators can submit their manga from anywhere around the world and it will be viewable via the MANGA Plus Creators by SHUEISHA service. Similar to other Manga service providers, MANGA…

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Have you heard the news yet? One Piece Film: Red is declared as the #10 all-time highest-grossing anime film in Japan, surpassing Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01: Thrice Upon A Time film, according to Oricon.  One Piece Film Red is currently the 29th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. As of Sunday, the 28th of August 2022, the Film has sold 8.2 million tickets equalling 11.454 billion yen (about $82.61M USD). One Piece Compared to Evangelion: 3.0 +1.01: Thrice Upon a Time which sold 10.28 billion yen (about $74.14M USD), One Piece Film Red sold $8.47 million more. The other…

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Crunchyroll announced during its Crunchyroll Expo 2022 that Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the prequel of the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen will begin streaming on the platform starting September 21, 2022.  Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the prequel to the Anime series with the same name. It follows the story of Yuta Okkotsu and his newly acquired cursed spirit. The cursed spirit is too powerful and uncontainable. Because of this, Yuta Okkotsu is enrolled in the infamous Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu Highschool where he meets teachers and sorcerers who will help him control his power. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/h3YKB_XWcb4 Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Trailer…

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Hunter x Hunter fans subscribed to Netflix, are you ready to rewatch your favorite show? On the 29th of August 2022, Nippon TV, Japan’s leading entertainment powerhouse, announced that they have licensed 13 of their most popular anime titles to stream on Netflix non-exclusively around the world starting September 2022. Yes! That Includes Hunter x Hunter.  These are the following titles licensed to start streaming on Netflix starting September 1st: First 38 episodes of Hunter x Hunter (in 104 countries including Spain, Italy, Finland, U.A.E, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia)Ouran High School Host Club, 26 Episodes (190 countries)Claymore, 26 Episodes…

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Spy x Family fans, the wait is finally over! Spy x Family’s Part 2 finally has a release date, and it is coming out much sooner than you think! On the 28th of August 2022, the official Twitter Page of the famous manga-anime Spy x Family confirmed that Cour 2 (second part) of the first season of the anime is finally releasing on the 1st of October this year (2022). See the Tweet below: https://twitter.com/spyfamily_anime/status/1563877811345031169 Spy x Family Cour 2 Key Visual Along with the announcement of the release of Cour 2, the Official Twitter page of the anime also…

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In case you’ve missed the news, the popular manga-anime, One Piece by Eiichiro Oda is set for a live action remake licensed under the in-demand streaming site, Netflix.  On the 23rd of August 2022, Emily Rudd, the actress who portrays Nami took to Instagram to express her heartfelt gratitude to the crew and the staff. “ what a wild & wonderful almost year this has been y’all i am so full of gratitude and big juicy ghibli-style tears” she writes. With the announcement of the finalization of the filming process, fans are definitely excited, but some still remain doubtful. Most…

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Do you dream of being a cute maid too? CY games and P.A. Works just revealed the release date of the long-awaited maid anime, Akiba Maid War. Set to premiere on the 6th of October, this series is definitely one for the books! If you’re looking for a new maid anime to anticipate, Akiba Maid War may just be the one for you. During the announcement of their premiere, Cygames and P.A. work also released the long-anticipated trailer and visual for the new anime series. The new trailer/visual teaser fashioned an eerie, yet cheerful maid cafe vibe. With the series…

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