Welcome to another weekly round-up, where we’ll be bringing you the very latest from our blog and the wider anime world. Whether it’s news, the best of the week’s aniblogs or features about magical girls, you’re well taken care of here. Especially if you’re after the latter, because we have two of those to share this week!
To celebrate 50 years of mangaka Go Nagai’s career, the demonic power of Devilman will reclaim the world in a new anime.
The second Overlord compilation film screened last Saturday, bringing glorious news to fans of the anime. It’s also been announced that kid adventurer Kino and his trusty motorcycle Hermes will be back for a new Kino’s Journey anime.
After asking fans to “please wait” for a new A Certain Magical Index season last spring, Kazuma Miki, anime producer and former editor of the Index light novels, is back to assure us that plans are still in the works.
Happy as we may or may not be with the casting of the live-action Ghost in the Shell, the film’s Japanese dub will at least feature some welcome voices.
Ordinal Scale is officially coming to cinemas in the UK and Ireland, and the same goes for In This Corner of the World. Woot!
My Favourite Anime: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
The lovely Ashley of Ashley’s Anime shares why this paradigm shift for the magical girl also caused a shift in her self-image as a queer woman.
In response to a thought-provoking piece from Anime Feminist, we dive into how Madoka Magica brings the magic of hope to a mature audience.
You guys might already have heard, but just in case, we recently made our Patreon debut. If you’d consider becoming a patron, we’d really appreciate it. To thank you for all your support so far, we’d love to give some back by putting more creative control in your hands. As little as $1 a month would be a big help towards that, as well as building our site.
But enough about us, let’s look at the cool stuff you’ve been writing! From Scum’s Wish and sanctuary in anime, to the problem of overpowered protagonists, we had loads of interesting stuff to read this week.
Atelier Emily – Paneling 101: Scum’s Wish and Doukyuusei – The direction in both these shows is made a little special through the use of panels. This piece is a wonderfully succinct look into exactly how they highlight the heavy emotions of Scum’s Wish and Doukyuusei.
Lethargic Ramblings – Lethargic Ramble: The Kirito Problem – We too find it irksome when yet another OP anime hero comes swaggering onto our screens. Things come so easy to them that we can’t find a reason to care, and this post traces the problem back to Kirito of SAO. We’re cool with the Beater, but let’s get back to heroes who win our hearts through hard work, kay?
Fujinsei – Sanctuary in One Piece: Status vs. Nakama – We’ve really been enjoying keeping up with the OWLS’ sanctuary-themed blog tour this month, but this one in particular caught our eye. Arria not only studies how ‘Shichibukai’ status in One Piece reflects celebrity in Japan, but how her own little slice of nakama came in joining the OWLS in their quest for otaku justice. Bless!
My Fujoshi Life – Hidekane Zine Now Up For Preorders! – We want to support any otaku who sets out to create something that will brighten the lives of their fellow anime fans. So we thought we’d point you over to Crimson and LynLyn‘s zine for Tokyo Ghoul HideKane fanfiction. What we especially admire about this project is that all its contributors are paid, a courtesy that’s all too rare in this world of underappreciated writers. So check it out, and consider supporting the zine by buying yourself a copy.
Right, we’re out for another week. But rest assured, we’ll be back to otaku it up with the whole lot of you very soon.