It’s Not About Being First! The Nature of Heroism in “My Hero Academia!”

The results of the UA Sports Festival serve as a reminder of what it means to be a hero

You can’t win ’em all, but how you lose can say a lot about you. Deku’s defeat may be a tremendous blow to his goal, but the nature of his loss only strengthens his claim to the title of Symbol of Peace. See how My Hero Academia cleverly reinforces its themes of heroism through self-sacrifice, after the jump!

Darkness Falls in “Shadow of Laffandor” TV Anime

Adaptation of “music x sound RPG fantasy picture story” debuts on Tokyo MX and Sun TV on July 12, 2017

Shadows of Laffandor, a “fantasy picture story” published by Warner Music Japan that mixes elements of music and audio-based RPGs, is being adapted into a TV anime that will broadcast on Tokyo MX and Sun TV beginning on July 12, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.

Crunchyroll Brings a Ton of Discounted Anime to Steam Summer Sale

Nearly 75 titles are available right now!

The Steam Summer Sale is officially live, but did you know you can do more than add to your colossal backlog of games? Crunchyroll has nearly 75 titles available both as full season bundles and individual episodes, all at the kind of deep discount we’ve come to expect from Steam’s mighty sale. Read on for more.

“Dynasty Warriors 9” Enters the Open World in Its Debut Trailer

Next game is coming to PS4 in Japan, unannounced platforms in the west

Koei Tecmo is doing something different with Dynasty Warriors 9, taking its familiar crowd-control combat and moving it into an open world. It’s coming to PS4 in Japan, with western platforms still to be announced, and you can see some footage in the debut trailer after the jump. 

Manga Author’s Health Prompts “Black Clover” Week’s Hiatus

Yūki Tabata recovers from hospitalization due to asthma

An early look at next Monday’s issue of Shonen Jump reveals that the following week’s issue will be without Yūki Tabata’s fantasy action series Black Cover as the author recovers from hospitalization due to asthma. 

M・A・O and More Join the Cast of “Nanamaru Sanbatsu”

TV anime based Iqura Sugimoto’s manga about competitive quiz game players hits NTV on July 04, 2017

Quiz animation Nanamaru Sanbatsu, an upcoming TV anime based on the manga by Iquta Sugimoto about the highly competitive world of high school quiz games, has announced a quintet of new cast members. Hit the jump to learn more.

“My Hero Academia” Anime Second Cour Theme Song Performer And Cast Addition Spotted

Get ready for Field Training Arc as anime moves into summer cour on July 8th

Next week’s issue of Shonen Jump will be a big one for My Hero Academia as the manga magazine prepares for the July 8th kick off of the second cour of the super hero series’ second anime season. Along with LiSA’s (Sword Art Online, Fate/ Nisekoi) previously announced new end theme”Datte Atashi no HERO,” amazarashi (Tokyo Ghoul √) will be on new opening, “Sora ni Utaeba.” More after the jump.