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Grand Marshal’s Gala

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Anime News Network is helping the Alchemy Stars Operations Team celebrate the one-year anniversary of the hyper popular mobile game. Haven’t heard about Alchemy Stars yet? Read more about it here.

These two contests are being run by the Alchemy Stars Operations Team, but there’s a special bonus for ANN Readers. Read on to find out more.

Happy 1st Anniversary Navigators!

Time sure flies when you are having fun. Can you believe it’s already been a year since Alchemy Stars made its dazzling debut? We are extremely thankful to all our lovely Navigators who have been part of this magical journey. To celebrate this milestone, we are bringing you a two-part community event that is also tied to our Bingo Bonanza event. Firstly, we’d like to call upon the meme lords to bring joy and laughter to Reinhardt’s life. Secondly, rumor has it that the Grand Marshal likes collecting self-portraits to adorn her office. Come join in the festivities and celebrate our anniversary in style!

Meme Marshal

Being the Grand Marshal is a difficult job. Sometimes Reinhardt has to explain very complex battle strategies and ideas to her subordinates. Perhaps you could assist her?

For this event, we’d love for you to:
– Submit one (1) meme using the meme template provided below.

Meme Marshal Event Period
Global: May 27 2 (UTC+0) – June 17 (UTC+0)
US: May 27 (UTC-5) – June 17 (UTC-5)

Twenty (20) Meme Marshal entries will be randomly selected from all platforms to each receive a merchandise goodie bag.

Regal Reinhardt

Reinhardt is one of Illumina’s greatest ever commanders. It’s only fitting that her likeness be captured and documented for posterity. Are you up to the task?

For this event, we’d love for you to:
– Submit one (1) piece of fanart with Reinhardt in it.
– There can be other Alchemy Stars characters in your artwork, but it must include Reinhardt as well.

Regal Reinhardt Event Period
Global: May 27 (UTC+0) – June 30 (UTC+0)
US: May 27 (UTC-5) – June 30 (UTC-5)


Fifteen (15) of the best Regal Reinhardt entries will be selected by the Alchemy Stars team to each receive a $30 USD Amazon gift card or cash equivalent.

How to Enter

We’d like you to enter your submission either on social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) in a public post.

To finalize your submission, please use the CORRECT event hashtags! All submissions must contain all 3 hashtags for the event you are entering.

Meme Marshal – #AS1Year #ASANN #AlchemyStarsMarshal

Regal Reinhardt – #AS1Year #ASANN #AlchemyStarsReinhardt

Navigators can submit multiple entries on each platform.

ANN Bonus Prizing
Stay tuned, we’ll soon be announcing a special bonus prize for each contest, available to ANN readers who enter the contest using the #ASANN hashtag.


Please submit original art, images, and captions only. Do not enter the contest on behalf of other Navigators.

Works of the following nature will be removed by Alchemy Stars team: illegal content, works that plagiarize or defraud the work of other creators, those with no relation to Alchemy Stars, works that contain any form of advertising, works that have been used in commercial settings or have plans of commercialization, those that are already submitted to other contests (whether it’s hosted by Alchemy Stars or not), works that are submitted after the deadline has passed, and those that are deemed inappropriate by Alchemy Stars official operations team.

Navigators can submit multiple entries. If a submission is selected as a winner, all other entries will be disqualified.

Navigators can only win one reward – Navigators cannot win multiple times in a single event.

Navigators are not allowed to use multiple accounts in an attempt to win multiple prizes.

If anyone is found to have broken any of the rules, they will be disqualified from the event and banned from all future events.

The Alchemy Stars team reserves the right of decision on the choice of winners.


All submissions, whether selected as winners or not, may be used on Alchemy Stars official channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Discord, Reddit and YouTube) as well as in-game announcements. The submissions might be altered or edited. The submissions’ owner’s social media account name that is used for entering the contest might also be mentioned, as well as the post copy.

Alchemy Stars operations team might contact the winners for the original raw file of the submission.

The rules and details of the event may be changed without advance notice.

Thank you for sticking along for this wild ride! We hope to have many more incredible memories in Astra!

This contest is organized and operated by the Alchemy Stars Operations Team at Proxima Beta Pte.Limited. The original contest page can be viewed at

Attack on Titan X Secretlab Gaming Chair Giveaway

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Secretlab and Funimation have launched the official Attack on Titan gaming chair, which comes with a pack of Cleaning Levi wipes! As a special treat for ANN readers, Secretlab is giving away one set of these products each to two lucky winners. One winner will be selected at random from all entrants (open to everyone) and the second winner will be selected at random from subscriber entrants (open only to ANN subscribers).

Attack on Titan is a global phenomenon on the back of a meteoric rise in popularity since the manga began serialization in 2009. Hajime Isayama‘s portrayal of a post-apocalyptic world, rife with charismatic characters and gripping plot twists, has kept fans enamored for over a decade thanks to its key themes of hope and perseverance amid darker political and philosophical undertones.

The Secretlab Attack on Titan Edition chair incorporates elements of the Scout Regiment’s uniform to create a nostalgic ode to the legendary series. Upholstered in Secretlab NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette in a tan color palette, the chair features harness strap detailing and khaki suede panels along its side wings, a play on the omni-directional mobility gear the Scouts are equipped with when facing the Titans in combat.

Represent humanity’s bravest branch with the “The Wings of Freedom” insignia emblazoned on both sides of the chair’s backrest — a poignant representation of mankind’s eternal desire for freedom. The dark military green on the back of the chair pays homage to the hooded cape donned by the Scouts on their fearless expeditions outside the Walls. Every Attack on Titan Edition chair is equipped with multiple patent-pending technologies and features of the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022. Fans can enjoy award-winning comfort in sizes Small, Regular or XL, whether they’re revisiting their favorite volumes of the manga, or staying on the edge of their seats as they follow the latest storyline developments of the anime. Fans who have yet to catch Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 can stream all the newest episodes on Funimation.

About Secretlab

Established in 2014, Secretlab has redefined what people think of when it comes to gaming chairs. Driven by extensive research, development, and cutting-edge engineering, Secretlab’s award-winning chairs are the top choice of the world’s premier gaming tournaments, championship-winning teams and over 1,000,000 users worldwide. Today, Secretlab’s proprietary technology and design innovations continue to push the boundaries in ergonomic comfort and the science of sitting, winning over 40 Editor’s Choice and Best Hardware Awards from leading international publications and reviewers.

To learn more about Secretlab, visit, or follow Secretlab on Facebook, Instagram (@Secretlab) and Twitter (@secretlabchairs) pages.


Katia Heredia, Capistrano, USA
Derek Lyons, Washington, USA

Didn’t win? It’s not too late to pre-order the Secretlab Attack on Titan Edition chair from website.

Shirobako Blu-ray Giveaway

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As a special treat in celebration of the release of the highly anticipated movie from the fan-favorite series Shirobako, Shout! Factory is giving away 1 Shirobako movie Blu-ray to three lucky winners.

About the Film

Four years after the events of the series, Musashino Animation has gone through drastic changes and things are looking bleak for the studio. One day, Aoi Miyamori is offered a role managing a new theatrical animation project. With only a few months left before the deadline, can MUSANI complete the project in its current state? It’s up to Aoi to work alongside both familiar faces and new to finish the project in time!

Giveaway Ends December 10, 2021 at 23:59 EST. Good luck!

Justin Murray, Lake Country, BC
Vincent Averello, Bayonne, NJ
Jason Fetters, Tampa, FL

Didn’t win? The Shirobako movie is available now on Blu-ray and DVD, get it here.

Anime Frontier Ticket Give-Away

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Anime Frontier is less than 2 weeks away!

If you’ve been trying to decide whether or not to go, we’ve got you covered, why not go for free? Thanks to our friends at Leftfield Media, ANN is giving away 3-weekend tickets to the brand new North Texas Convention.

Anime Frontier is will be an epic 3-day convention put on by the folks behind Anime NYC. It will be taking place the weekend of December 3rd – 5th, 2021 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Guests at the event will include Bryce Papenbrook, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Chris Sabat, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Robbie Daymond, Tia Ballard, Sean Schemmel, Anairis Quiñones and more!

There will also be a virtual appearance by I☆RIS (Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, Alice in Borderland, Magical Sempai) and a live Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY concert.

Want to win ? Enter your details below, and check back here on Saturday!

On top of three free tickets, there will also be a surprise participation prize for anyone who enters!

Convinced you want to go and don’t want to take your chances on the give-away? Get your tickets here.

By entering this contest, you consent to receive one (1) (and only one) marketing e-mail from Leftfield Media / Anime Frontier.

Anime NYC Giveaway

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Enter to win a pair of 3 Day Badges to Anime NYC 2021 happening November 19-21 at the Javits Center! To enter, simply subscribe to the Anime NYC newsletter before 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 14!

One (1) lucky winner will gain weekend access to a showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the heart of New York City! Winner will be notified Monday, November 15, 2021.


Anime NYC is New York City’s anime convention and it’s returning November 19-21 to the Javits Center, in the heart of the city.

A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture, Anime NYC 2021 will feature:

• A Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Special Event featuring US voice actors Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro), Aleks Le (Senitsu), and Bryce Papenbrrok (Inosuke)

• A special hololive English -Council- Anime NYC Special Panel featuring VTubers Ceres Fauna, Hakos Baelz, Nanashi Mumei, Ouro Konii, and Tsukumo Sana.

• Screenings of not one, but two Love Live! Concerts films

• The east coast premier of POMPO THE CINEPHILE and an early screening of Mamoru Hosoda‘s BELLE, courtesy of GKIDS.

A special screening of the anime classic MADOX-01 featuring a live introduction from the director, Shinji Aramaki (who will also host a special panel).

And much more, including Itasha, Japanese food, Destination Cosplay, and gaming.

Join in for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, and cosplay in the heart of NYC! Tickets are available now at

Scarlet Nexus Giveaway

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In partnership with Anime News Network, 2Game is giving away 5 copies of SCARLET NEXUS (PC version), the just released Bandai Namco Entertainment action role playing game tied into the highly anticipated anime that will premiere on July 1.

The give-away will run from June 25 to July 9, and is open worldwide, but if you don’t want to wait, we also have 10% off discount codes that you can use to buy the game right now, or any other game on the 2Game store. They’ve got tons of games! You just need to use the coupon code ‘ANN’ at checkout. Browse their store here.

About The Game

In the far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changed the world as we knew it. As humanity entered this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a hunger for human brains. Highly resistant to conventional attack methods, extreme measures needed to be taken to battle the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity.

Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, were our only chance to fight the onslaught from above. Since then, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defence.

Featuring a dual story, begin your adventure with either Yuito Sumeragi, an energetic recruit from a prestigious political family or Kasane Randall, the mysterious scout whose power and skill has gained great notoriety among the OSF. As their different experiences interweave with each other, it is only then that you will reveal the full story and unlock all the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.


Kinetic Psychic Combat – Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies.

Exterminate the Others – Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, highly resistant to conventional attack methods and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness.

Discover a Brain Punk future – Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction.

A Dual Story Experience – Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism, crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.

ANNual Pumpkin Carving Contest 2020 w/ Ciarán Strange!

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Anime News Network‘s annual pumpkin carving contest is back in BIG WAY! Sharpen your knives and your carving skills and you could walk away with not only a GARGANTUAN stash of anime goodies, but also the coveted title of Pumpkin Carving Champion. In the past, we’ve seen entries that range from intricate to terrifying, from cute to just plain weird. This year, we’re all excited to see what you’ll be bringing to the butcher table.

Joining us this year as a guest judge is none other than voice actor Ciarán Strange! Ciarán has caught attention for his stellar performance as Luca Esposito in Astra Lost in Space. He’s also lent his acting chops to Infinite Dendrogram, Hatena Illusion, and ACTORS: Songs Connection. Outside of the anime world, Ciarán is the voice of Lorelai in the Borderlands 3 video game, the author of of Black Tie and its sequel Red Tape, and the host of his own video game Twitch channel TheCoffeeCommander.

Ciarán will bring his own brand of strangeness to ANN’s Halloween festivities!

Our prizes are still coming in, but we’ve already received generous donations from Right Stuf, GKIDS, Viz Media, Square Enix Manga and Books, and Shout! Factory. Check out the list below and keep checking back for more prize updates!!

Approaching nearly a grand in value, the cryptmaster prize will go to the very best in squash craftmanship. The lucky winner will take home:

  • The Night is Short Walk On, Girl film
  • Mind Game film
  • Lu over the wall film
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Blu-ray Sets 1-5
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna T-shirt
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna Funko (Matt Ishida)
  • Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna water bottle
  • Land of the Lustrous TV series Blu-ray

Square Enix Manga and Books has generously provided 10 manga and light novel volumes (much better than tissues, right?) to give away two random entries! Not confident in your carving ability? Try your best and you could still walk away with some exciting stories to read!

The manga and light novel prize pack includes Wandering Witch – The Journey of Elaina, Soul Eater: The Perfect Edition, Hi Score Girl, and more!


  • Send in only TWO images of your finished pumpkin—one lit up at night, and one during the daytime with a sign in front of it that says “Anime News Network 2020″.
  • In your email, please include the name or handle that you would like us to use on the website.
  • Entries are due by 11:59 PM PST, November 01, 2020. No exceptions.
  • Only real pumpkins can be used. Sorry, that means no craft pumpkins. Alternative non-pumpkin gourds are also acceptable.
  • Usage of markers or other coloring methods is allowed for contrast purposes.
  • All entries should be emailed to [email protected]
  • Anyone can enter, but prizes will only be shipped to addresses within the U.S. or Canada.

  • How many times can I enter? As many times as you want.
  • When will the winners be announced? Good question. After the contest, the ANN staff get together and butt heads over the entrants for a week or so, but the more entries we get, the harder it is.
  • Is there a theme? Nope, no theme, but try to keep the pumpkins related to anime/manga/games.

Need a little inspiration? Here are some of the amazing entries from previous years to get you motivated! Click to enlarge!

The Fine Print: Although unlikely to happen, Anime News Network reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time. Unless otherwise stated, give-aways are limited to one entry per person/e-mail address/mailing address/ip address/household; duplicate entries will be disqualified. Contest is open to any and all residents of the planet Earth and neighbour parallel dimensions, but prizes will only be shipped within the continental United States and Canada (elsewhere, you have to arrange to have it sent to someone living in the appropriate area, and they can send it to you.) Winners’ names will be posted on, their mailing addresses will be provided to our shipping agent of choice (ie: USPS) and no one else. Winners’ addresses and e-mail addresses will be erased once the prizes have been shipped. Non-winners’ names, e-mail and mailing addresses will not be given out to any one and will be erased when the winners have been confirmed. Non-winners will not be contacted, spammed or harassed in any way. We reserve the right to retroactively add new rules when and how we see fit.

Win Tickets to Anime NYC – NYC's Biggest Anime Convention!

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New York City’s biggest Anime Convention, Anime NYC is coming up on NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019 in Manhattan’s Javits Center! Amazing list of guests, features, and more await you.

As a special treat for ANN Readers, we are giving away weekend passes to 10 lucky winners!

Anime NYC‘s features include…

Anime NYC welcomes the globally renowned Lantis Matsuri concert series to New York City for the first time! This special concert at New York City’s largest Japanese pop culture convention will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis and feature popular anime song or “anisong” performers JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours!

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and GKIDS Films are proud to present director Makoto Shinkai‘s latest film at Anime NYC! WEATHERING WITH YOU‘s East Coast Premiere will serve as Anime NYC‘s Closing Film on Sunday, November 17. Anime NYC will present the film two months before its theatrical release in January across North America.

Awesome Guests
See your favorite artists, voice actors, and notable personalities in this year’s Anime NYC!

Here’s just a few of the amazing guests coming to Anime NYC:

Ticket information can be found here.

Giveaway has ended! Congratulations to our winners:

Marcus Vargas
Benjamin Preis
Jia Hui Li
Zachary Salo
Wenjing He
Alexander Petridis
Nick Andrzejewski
Tiarra Vang
Scott St. Germain
Kristen Morie

Win 3 Tickets to ANIME NYC Lantis Matsuri 2019!

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Anime NYC welcomes the globally renowned Lantis Matsuri concert series to New York City for the first time!

This special concert at New York City’s largest Japanese pop culture convention will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Japanese music label Lantis featuring popular “anisong” performers JAM Project, TRUE, ZAQ, and Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours!

Tickets are currently sold out. But as a treat for ANN readers, three lucky winners will be able to win one ticket each to watch this highly-anticipated concert!

Here is a full description on what each winner will get:

● VIP Ticket ($135 value)
○ Early Entry
○ Seating Block Closest to Stage
○ Collectible Lantis Matsuri Pass
Lantis Matsuri Starting STYLE!! 2019 Blu-ray signed by JAM Project, TRUE, and ZAQ
○ Limited Edition Guilty Kiss from Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Poster
○ Limited Edition Lantis Matsuri Knapsack

Lantis Matsuri will bring together immensely popular Japanese singers with celebrated careers spanning some of the most popular anime of the last two decades, and Anime NYC couldn’t be more proud to celebrate Lantis‘s 20th Anniversary with them!

Don’t want to risk missing the concert? Buy can still buy regular tickets here, but tickets are limited!

Giveaway has ended! Congratulations to our winners.
Blaise D. West
Kyle Dawson
Anont Chinskul