Regular visitors will know we like to keep our finger on the pulse, but it’s not always easy finding time to read every story. But worry no more. Our weekly round-up collects together our favourite news stories from the past seven days in one easily digestible chunk. And without further ado, here’s the headlines.
For those we’ve lost
As if there wasn’t enough grief to handle with all the deaths we reported last week, we’ve lost two more anime stars since then: Fist of the North Star dub actor Gary Dubin, and Mind Game and Berserk artist Tooru Hishiyama. They will both be deeply missed, and our thoughts are with their loved ones.
Last week, NTV’s broadcast of Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro was interrupted by a message from Kira. Light Yagami, as portrayed by Tatsuya Fujiwara, made it known he would be returning for this year’s Death Note Light up the NEW World. So, what time could be more opportune for an English subtitled trailer?
‘SHELTER’ has arrived, and what a stunning sight to behold. Music producer Porter Robinson went to Sword Art Online‘s A-1 Pictures and Crunchyroll to create a music video for his new song. The two together tell the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives alone inside a simulation. But all is not as it seems.
Noticing that most of the latest and hottest light novels in Japan just weren’t getting English-language releases, Sam Pinansky founded the J-Novel Club. The company wants to release new novels in weekly installments for members worldwide, on their website and app for iOS and Android.
And finally, some inspiring news to set up your weekend. Olympic candidate and high school student Miki Nishikawa has taken the sharpshooter’s example, aiming for Tokyo 2020. You go girl!