Weekly round-up

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We’re feeling warm and cosy here at the blog with Christmas celebrations a-coming, so we’ll be winding down the anime antics until the New Year. Even keeping this last round-up until January on the short side, we still wanted to share a few goings-on, as well as some of your fine writing. Blog spotlights Our […]

Kitsch, canoodles and KFC: a Japanese Christmas in anime

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Christmas as a concept is young one in Japan, having only existed for the last few decades. It shows its shiny youthfulness in being a time spent spreading and sharing happiness with one another, bearing no current connection to religion with so few Christians in Japan – well under 3% of the entire populace, in […]

Mob Psycho 100 manga comes to a close

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We’ve had tons of fun on the job with Mob, psychic and exorcist, but his reluctant adventures are coming to an end. Anonymous author ONE recently revealed on Twitter that his manga Mob Psycho 100 will end in this week’s upcoming chapter. Yes, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama will have his last hurrah in comic form on Shogakukan’s Manga ONE app […]

Ghost in the Shell’s Tamio Ohki passes away

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The anime industry has wished farewell to yet another great talent. Voice actor Tamio Ohka, perhaps best known as Section 9’s esteemed Chief Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell, passed away on December 14th, age 89. His agency Mausu Promotion made the announcement on Tuesday, saying that he was being treated for an unspecified illness. As well as […]

Eiichiro Oda teases future of One Piece from 2018

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Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece, didn’t even need to be present to cause a stir at Jump Festa last weekend. In a handwritten message projected during a stage presentation, he teased several upcoming developments for his swashbuckling manga. Chief among these was the start of the Wano Country arc from next year. Not to sound like a […]

Hollywood’s live-action One Piece to begin with East Blue arc

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We’re prepared for the fact that One Piece is coming to Hollywood. But an excellent question is, where to start? Well, how about the very beginning? Out of the barrage of arcs in Eiichiro Oda’s manga, producer Marty Adelstein said the live-action series will start from the East Blue arc and “broaden from there”. This came to […]

20th Dragon Ball movie unveiled

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More than thirty years after the release of the first Dragon Ball movie, the franchise’s 20th feature has been announced by Toei Animation. At the Jump Festa 2018 event held in Japan last weekend, the as-yet-untitled film was confirmed for December 2018 release. That’s not to say there were no more details. It was hinted that the theme […]

Little Witch Academia writer Michiru Shimada passes away

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We have sad news today, friends. Michiru Shimada, known for her stunning writing on beloved anime including One Piece and Little Witch Academia, has passed away. Her daughter had the task of making this announcement to the public on Friday, her mother having died at just 58 years of age. Shimada had a scriptwriting career […]

Weekly round-up

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We’re just about ready for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down here. It was another busy week as usual at littleanimeblog HQ, chatting Alita’s eyes and our lingering love of Recovery of an MMO Junkie. Want to take a peek at the best bits? Go right ahead – read on! News Alita: Battle […]

Bleach mangaka thanks fans for help in finding sender of boy’s dying wish

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Last year, an ill and exhausted Tite Kubo pushed on through to complete his Bleach manga. A little while after, he returned to Twitter and shared the bittersweet story that gave him the motivation to keep creating until the end. That story was of a terminally ill boy’s final wish. He had eighteen months to live, and […]