Another weekend begins with another weekly round-up, gathering our top news to make things easier for you, our lovely readers. This week was a touch on the slow side again, but we’ve still got four brilliant stories for you. So get stuck in – just don’t let the bacon and eggs burn.
Steamrollering through its box-office competition, your name. is now set to conquer the Oscars. Makoto Shinkai’s film has made the awards’ official considerations list, and will now compete to be selected for nomination.
The Entertainment Tonight news programme caught up with Scarlett Johansson for an interview on the set of the live-action Ghost in the Shell. Another quick teaser for the movie also arrived, with even more intense combat from the Major.
Japan’s opening day for Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange is coming up surely, though much more slowly than ours. To promote the film’s January release, Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine will be running a one-shot prequel manga titled ‘Doctor Strange: Episode 0’.
And now, setting up your Saturday with some unexpected movement from our dearest snack-scoffing cola-chugging slob. Shueisha announced a new IP licensing deal that will let international companies adapt some of the publishers’ manga properties. First in line, it seems, is a live-action Umaru-chan…for China?