December of 2022 was a month full of news from big shows thanks to Jump Festa 2022, which was held between December 17 and 18. As a matter of fact, our wrap-up article on the two-day events was the second-most viewed article. But it doesn’t mean no other articles caught the attention of readers. Here are some of the articles that caught your eye and that were among the top read in the last month.
The most-read article of the month was about Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series’ new information: a new trailer revealed that the upcoming anime Swordsmith Village Arc is scheduled for April 2023. The first episode will be 1 hour special.
The third most-read article went to yet another action anime series: international release dates for currently-screening That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond. The film adaptation premiered on November 25 in Japan, and the movie is coming to the United Kingdom and Ireland on January 18 (the earliest international premiere), followed by January 19 Australian premiere.
Other popular articles in this category were: Blue Exorcist‘s new anime announcement, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 sneak peek, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 teaser visual with Yumi Uchiyama’s reprising role as Rudeus Greyrat.
Although no manga announcements were found in the list of popular articles, our coverage of two manga artists’ posts on Twitter were fairly read.
Kotoyama, the author of the ongoing Call of the Night manga, posted a photo of a 1/7 scale figure for Nazuna Nanakusa, created based on the creator’s newly drawn illustration and with his supervision. The tweet came with a cheerful caption “Wooowww” and the post has garnered 46.4 thousand likes on the platform.
The other artist in this category was, Shun Saeki, known as the artist of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma manga. His tweet was a fanart of sorts: it was an illustration of Hitori Goto from Bocchi the Rock! anime. It was posted days after the broadcast of the final episode, on December 28, and yet the article made our readers curious.
Voice Actor News
Miku Ito, best known as the voice actress of Miku Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets franchise, released a comment on Twitter after a Japanese tabloid Bunshun reported about her private life. She expressed her apology for the trouble caused by her private life without referring to it further, but with her resolution to keep up with her continued development as a voice actress and artist.
Two anime shows My Dress-Up Darling and Chainsaw Man continued to catch readers’ attention from last month in this category: Marin Kitagawa from My Dress-Up Darling is turning into a 1/7 scale swimsuit figure based on the scene from the anime in which Marin’s measurements are being taken by Wakana Gojo. As previously announced, Chainsaw Man‘s Power on the other hand is being adapted into a 1/7 scale figure based on the bathroom scene from episode 4, and the product received new preview images in the month.
December 2022 In News
That’s all for the highlights of news articles published during December 2022. Hopefully, this article serves as you well as an overview of the biggest news of the past month,
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