We’ve done it! Finally made it to another weekend, and that means another weekly round-up. So get all cosy to spite Jack Frost, relax in your favourite reading nook, and let us bring you the top news stories of the week. No need to thank us, really, it’s our pleasure.

Groundbreaking manga editor fights cancer

Manga is art. Surely we’ve all realised that by now, and as with all art forms, manga flourishes from avant-garde experiments just as much as its tried-and-true adoptions and reworkings of pop culture. One of the gatekeepers of this truth, Garo editor Chikao Shiratori, is suffering from cancer, and a crowdfunding campaign is reaching out to find him as much help as possible.

Black Lagoon manga author plans new project

There’s been word from mangaka Rei Hiroe regarding a new project he’s working on right now. Last Saturday’s issue of Shogakukan’s Sunday GX magazine revealed that the creation in question will be a “big new dimension project”.

Fund for In This Corner of the World director’s overseas visits hits goal in 1 day

Sunao Katabuchi had plans to visit other countries screening In This Corner of the World, including the UK, France, Germany and South America. The crowdfunding campaign was launched this week and made a success, all in a day’s work.

Trailer released for Astro Boy prequel anime Atom the Beginning

The anime adaptation of Tetsuro Kasahara’s Astro Boy prequel manga, Atom the Beginning, opened its official website on Sunday. With the site’s launch came the reveal of a trailer – will A106 become a god, or a friend?

Sailor Moon adorns condoms to protect her fans from STIs

If you’ve got a wild weekend planned, here’s something you should read. Stick with Usagi, and no harm will come to you. At least, not from sexually transmitted infections.

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timothyach

Just wanted to say: Thank you Elisabeth O’Neill for Liking my comment on a post on another blog: “10 Reasons Why It Sucks To Be An Anime Fan.”

I’m looking forward to reading the posts on this blog. Finding new anime blogs is one of life’s greatest pleasures. 🙂

Elisabeth O'Neill

Thanks, we’re happy to have you here 😊

timothyach

Yay! ^_^

raistlin0903

Thanks for another week of so many cool and exciting new stories, reviews, and news coverage. Have a great weekend as well 😀

Karandi

Very thankful the weekend is here. Thanks also for sharing so many great news stories with us.