Weekly round-up

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

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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.

English subbed Death Note 2016 trailer follows Light’s ‘Kira lives’ message

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?

Porter Robinson’s SHELTER explores our creative symbiosis with technology

‘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.

J-Novel Club launches to release digital light novel volumes worldwide

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.

Olympic candidate’s role model marksman is Fullmetal Alchemist’s Riza Hawkeye

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!

5 Comments on Weekly round-up

  1. I’ve watched one episode of occultic nine and …. it is a mess. That’s just from one episode, so it could have improved. Shelter got known for all the wrong reasons on reddit, which I’m sure you know why.

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    • I don’t know why 😛

      What were the wrong reasons? o-o;

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      • Elisabeth O'Neill // October 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm // Reply

        The video got removed from Reddit’s anime section for not being anime enough, and then death threats happened. People were ridiculous and then awful, basically. The link to our opinion piece on the whole debacle is up in the body of this post with the Shelter news summary, if you want to give it a read.

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        • Oh dear, this is the exact reason I can’t stand and generally avoid r/Anime, the people there take things way too far and make us look bad.

          Sounds like an interesting piece. I’ll go give it a read for more info! Thanks for the details 🙂


    • Elisabeth O'Neill // October 24, 2016 at 8:24 pm // Reply

      We both try and stick to the three episode rule with a new series, unless we find it unbearable to watch. 20 minutes really isn’t long to get everything established for a new story.

      Uh-huh, we know all about that 😔

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