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Weekly round-up

Here we are, just nine more sleeps to Santa, and another weekly round-up has rolled around. The cheer seems to be everywhere in the news too, the generations all coming together. Isn’t that what this time of year is all about? Anyway, we’re sure lots of you are still busy getting ready for your respective holidays, so now, without further ado, it’s time for…

Anime movies galore!

Former Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi has unveiled his new film Mary and the Witch’s Flower, and the Tatami Galaxy team is back for another Morimi novel adaptation. But one particular reveal has struck a lightning bolt right at the heart of our nostalgia…

More anime announced for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Fuji TV and its noitaminA anime block held a Project Unveiling Event livestream this week, and the major announcement was for more Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.

South Park gives a nudge to Yuri!!! on ICE and Crunchyroll

With Yuri on ICE!!! being the latest smash by crossover appeal, it’s no shocker that South Park squeezed in a reference. But a more unexpected name-check involved was for the show’s simulcast streamers Crunchyroll.

Akira prototypes uncovered for unreleased Game Boy title

Step aside Tomb Raider, Patrick Scott Patterson has unearthed some archaeological-level finds in his own field. The self-proclaimed Video Game Advocate has been posting vlogs of some old, unreleased Akira Game Boy cartridges he’s dug up.

Yamcha is champion of the Dragon Ball world in new spin-off manga

Here’s a silly one for your Saturday. Shonen Jump + are publishing a spin-off manga with, um, how to put this mildly…an unlikely hero. No time for losers, cuz Yamcha’s the champion!


Finally, as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out this week (it’s amazing, if you didn’t know), let’s take a look at how the franchise paid Japan back in inspiration over the last 40 odd years.

Mech suits, starships and space cowboys: Star Wars’ influence on manga and anime

2 Comments on Weekly round-up

  1. Nice that you are going these round ups: I actually missed a post this week, a mistake I am to correct immediately. Sorry about that 😳

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