Oh my, there’s been so much good news this week, we didn’t know how to cut it down to five stories. So, seeing as last week’s round-up fell a bit short, we bumped it up to six this time. Enjoy our latest updates on the anime world, brought together to keep you in the know the easy way.

Hayao Miyazaki hard at work on new hand-drawn feature film

With 2013’s The Wind Rises, Hayao Miyazaki retired from making feature films. But with true Miyazaki sticktoitiveness, he’s recanted his retirement and started work on a new movie.

Live-action Ghost in the Shell’s first full trailer unveiled

It’s here at last, the first two-minute trailer for the live-action Ghost in the Shell. While can see a few familiar scenes play out in miniature, at the same time we’re faced with more blockbustery action than we might be comfortable with.

Persona 5 release set back, dual audio and new trailer revealed

Atlus USA’s livestream for Persona 5 went ahead this week and, well, there’s some good news and some bad news. Read on, and we’ll get the bad out of the way first.

Gainax co-founder opines on “awful” your name.

Brace yourselves for some serious old guy rage. Toshio “Otaking” Okada, co-founder of studio Gainax, tears into your name. and those dreadful women who think it’s a masterpiece.

Final Rebuild of Evangelion film in progress?

UK Anime Network recently had the pleasure of interviewing Takeshi Honda, animation producer for Neon Genesis Evangelion and the Rebuild of Evangelion films. As his sign-off, he had some hopeful words on the progression of the last Rebuild movie.

Tite Kubo shares bittersweet story of ending Bleach

And to see you off, the author of Bleach used his return to Twitter to share a special memory of how he found the strength to end his manga. The work a creator puts into their art can mean the world to a fan, but sometimes, inspiration works both ways.

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The Otaku Judge

Persona 5 delayed nooooooo.

Elisabeth O'Neill

We feel your pain.