Weekly round-up

We’re back for the first weekly round-up in…how long? Too long, that’s what! But the main thing is, we’re happy to be here to bring you all the best of this week’s news, reviews and features from littleanimeblog, as well as all the great writing we’ve seen from you guys these past few days. Let’s get started!


Pokémon games sell over 3 million copies

We saw the Pokémon anime reach its 1000th episode in November, but now the franchise has broken through an even bigger milestone.

Made in Abyss gets anime sequel

Everyone who’s shed their tears for Made in Abyss and yearned for more, fear not, for a sequel’s a short dive away.

Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist director explains all-Japanese casting

Confusion swirled over the all-Japanese cast of Fumihiko Sori’s live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film. But Sori has stepped in to explain his line of thinking over the decision.

Miyazaki’s new movie is “action-adventure fantasy”

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has described Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming film as a hand-drawn “action-adventure fantasy”.

Production I.G produced Ultraman anime unveiled

Finally, a countdown to a “major announcement” for the Ultraman manga came to fruition this week, and it’s certainly major.

Blog spotlights

Here’s where we wrap up the posts we’re most proud of from this week, just for you! Let’s see what we’ve got…

Forget me not: anime’s amnesia problem

Dominic whipped up an unforgettable piece about the ever-present amnesia trope, where it flops, and where it’s much more than just a convenient story prop.

Review: Norn9

Fly away with the denizens of Norn and melt into its serene beauty.

Cool stuff from around the we(e)b

Here’s a new little feature we’ve brought to our regular round-up, where we’ll share bulletins and tidbits of stuff that’s made us smile. Let’s have a look at what wowed us this week, shall we?

It’s-a me, Super Mario cereal!

Kelloggs and Nintendo are milking the popularity of the Switch, pouring out a new cereal set to hit shelves in North America in December. If that weren’t marshmallowy goodness enough, the box doubles as its own ‘amiibo’ you can tap with your Switch for gold coins or a heart in Super Mario Odyssey. Friends in the States, send us a box?

Dark Souls meets Cuphead in fan-made mashup

Every new game that’s tough is doomed to run up against Dark Souls comparisons, and it was no different for Cuphead. But rather than have them flail at each other, YouTube channel 64 Bits got them to work together in chunky retro glory. So cute!

Snuggle while you work with Mew computer cushion

On the overflowing list of things I want is this Mew cushion, who helps you improve your posture as well as offering cuddle breaks – something I find myself craving quite often. The plushie’s keyboard arm rest is removable too, so they can be displayed separately, if you so desire.

Cosplay? Sorted.

Last but not least, if you’re a UK otaku who loves to cosplay, Cosplay Sky is your one-stop shop for all the togs, wigs and props you need. Their stock really is extensive, but we especially adore their Ciel costume. All the accessories, I can’t even.

Your posts

Now for our favourite bit, giving you creds for your awesome posts. Let’s look at all you’ve been doing to keep our brains happily ticking over.

The Cinemoptimist – Perfect Blue and Black Swan: An Homage to Insanity – We recently rewatched Perfect Blue, and The Cinemoptimist was there to sate our thirst for discourse, comparing and contrasting Satoshi Kon’s masterpiece with Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and discussing how they exist together in homage to insanity.

I Drink and Watch Anime – Soul Eatin Mondays – week 13 – This is one chuckle-worthy blog we’ve somehow only just stumbled across. We’re loving catching up on Irina’s Soul Eater challenge with added drinking games (even though I can’t partake because baby) and she wrote a great little guide to Blogger Decorum in tandem with Remy Fool too.

Lethargic Ramblings – In with the New: My Struggle to Get Into Older Anime – Safe to say that Lethargic is one of the bloggers we most missed keeping up with on a regular basis during our hiatus. But it’s great to see they’re still writing thoughtful pieces like this one.

That’s it for this round-up, but here’s to many more to come! Enjoy your weekends, and we’ll see you all again next week.

4 Comments on Weekly round-up

  1. Thank you very much for featuring my post this week!

    And also, welcome back from hiatus! It was just the other week too when I wondered when you guys were coming back!

    It’s wonderful to see you back! Seems I have a few posts of yours to catch up on since you came back too. I’ll get to them!

    Thanks again!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elisabeth O'Neill // December 2, 2017 at 1:13 pm // Reply

      You’re very welcome, and thank you! Really does feel good to be back, and the idea that people were thinking about us while we were away is just 😵😆☺️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Aww thank you for the shout out and the great posts. I had been lucky enough to have seen some of them but that dark souls cuphead mashup was amazing!

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