3/26/20
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Voice actor Hiroshi Masuoka has passed away from cancer. He was best known for voicing Masuo Fuguta in Sazae-san and Jam Ojisan in Anpanman, both of which he did until last year. Masuoka was 83. May he rest in peace.

3/19/20
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Due to the effects of coronavirus covid-19, Funimation will delay simultaneous dubs for the spring anime season. The company is temporarily halting production so all staff to work from home. Simulcast subs, however, will not be impacted.

3/10/20
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The second season of anime Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World will be delayed due to Covid-19. It was supposed to start this April, but the show will instead begin this July due to this year’s epidemic. 

3/5/20
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As of now, the Anime Expo is still scheduled for early July in Los Angeles. “With that being said,” reads an official statement, “the health and safety of our community is our number one priority. During the coming weeks, we will continue to monitor the situation, review the guidance by global health authorities, and

2/27/20
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This year’s Anime Japan, one of Japan’s largest anime festivals, has been canceled. It was supposed to be held from March 21 to March 24 at Tokyo Big Sight. “Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and the call from the Japanese government to cancel large-scale events,” organizers wrote on Twitter, “but above all

2/26/20
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The manga artist group Clamp is partnering with Netflix. Details are currently scant about the anime project the group is doing for the streaming service. 

2/24/20
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The Ghibli Museum in Tokyo will be closed until March 17 due to coronavirus concerns. The call to close the museum was made in accordance with Tokyo’s decision to cancel events in the next three weeks to help prevent the outbreak from spreading. The Ghibli Museum will refund purchased tickets. 

2/21/20
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Here’s the teaser for the upcoming Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter - The Final/The Beginning movies. The Final, which opens in Japan on July 3, centers on Kenshin’s battle with a weapons dealer, while The Beginning, opening in Japan on August 7, recounts the swordsman’s younger days. No word yet on international

2/17/20
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The upcoming seventh episode of A Certain Scientific Railgun T will be delayed due to the effect coronavirus (COVID-19) has on production. In its place, the show’s sixth episode will be re-aired. The new broadcast date will be announced on the show’s official site at a later date. 

2/13/20
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The CG-animated Dragon Quest movie is now streaming on Netflix. It’s called Dragon Quest Your Story in the West, and it’s something to watch once you’ve finished Locke & Key, Bojack, and the latest season of Sabrina.

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