Welcome, one and all, to a convention week edition of AniWeekly! With Anime Boston, Sakura-Con, and Anime Matsuri scheduled for next weekend, fans are gearing up for a heck of a party!
With all of the chaos and prep, though, AniWeekly is here to offer you a little oasis of fun and serenity. So kick back, relax, and soak in the soothing current of anime goodness.
In The News
We will, we will rock you! On Saturday, FUNimation revealed that they acquired the rights to two new shows. Show By Rock!! and The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan will both be released under the FUNimation banner. Details on simulcasts and streaming will be coming soon!
A drifting life. Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano’s latest manga, Drifters will be getting animated! The news was broken in Young King Ours magazine, though we’re still waiting on full details.
Ready the Veritechs! Variety reports that Sony Pictures acquired the live-action film rights to Robotech. 300‘s Mark Canton and Michael Gordon were already tapped to work on the film. Get ready, everyone, because Sony smells a franchise!
More KanColle? Yes, please! Get ready for more Poi, everyone. The last episode of the KanColle anime series revealed that a sequel project was greenlit for production!
Coluboccoro? We’re loco! The first trailer for Coluboccoro, a crowd-funded anime project by Kenji Itoso, was released to Kenji Studios’s official YouTube channel.
One punch to beat them all down! The first promotional video and character design sheets for the One-Punch Man anime series hit the show’s official website last week.
Fans can get a glimpse of Saitama and Genos in their animated glory!
From The AniBlogging Community
“[N]othing but cheap fan service and an excuse to show nudity every few seconds…” Otaku Review takes a look at High School DxD, the harem series with a devilish twist.
The thrill of the chase. Yamaguchi Hoshiko takes a look at Shirobako, the charming office dramedy that will forever be on our “to recommend” lists, and dissects exactly what makes the series tick.
Requiem for a vice. Last week, Anime Vice announced that they were shutting down. Kind of. They’re closing their website to focus on YouTube content.
Nigorimasen! takes a moment to remember the site and its greatest successes over the years.
Build-a-blog workshop! Otaku Journalist’s Lauren Orsini will be releasing her newest book soon. With the deadline creeping closer, the pieces are finally starting to come together. Earlier this week, Orsini showed off the cover for her upcoming work, Build Your Anime Blog.
Weekly Fun Stuff
Let’s a-go! One devoted Mario fan recreated Bob-Omb Battlefield, the first stage of Super Mario 64, in its entirety. Not every element is there – red coins are missing, Chain Chomp doesn’t bounce near his cage, and King Bob-Omb no longer waits on the peak of the mountain.
Still, it’s an impressive work that will have most Nintendo fans smiling. Even better, though, is the fact that the level is fully playable online!
This Week’s Featured Swag
You Got the No Face Mask!
This week, we’re featuring a new shirt, which melds two of the most revered titles in anime and gaming. This garment mixes the worlds of Majora’s Mask and Spirited Away in a whimsical, woodblock print-inspired style.
The sharp colors stand out against the black fabric, which gives the overall presentation a bold and refined look. It’s a must for Zelda fans and Ghibli fans, alike!
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