Welcome, one and all, to a the post-Anime Boston edition of AniWeekly! As many of you know, last week was a trio of major anime conventions: Anime Boston, Sakura-Con, and Anime Matsuri. And, with big conventions comes major coverage.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve put out the call for groups covering the event. And, while we did get some submissions, we decided to take things a bit further and looked through the reams of coverage to put together a list of links you should check out for the full con experience!
In The News
Nico-nico ni! To pump fans up for the June release of Love Live! The School Idol Movie, the official Love Live! homepage is adding video greetings from the leading ladies’ voice actors. Leading the charge is Sora Tokui, who plays pint-sized diva Nico Yazawa.
Shiny makeup, shine on! Toei Europe may have confirmed more Sailor Moon Crystal is on the way. In a recent post, Toei Animation Europe mentioned that a second season of the series is in the works, and slated or a summer 2015 première.
Chihayafuru Season 3, when? The latest collected volume of the Chihayafuru manga announced that a live-action film based on the series is in the works. If you haven’t checked out the anime, be sure to give it a look! You’ll be glad you did.
Busting Cannons for Fun and Profit Last week, LeSean Thomas and the Cannon Busters crew announced that the project officially entered production at Satelight. If you’re curious about the project, we did a full writeup in November. Best of luck, guys!
Can you slay all 26 Ninjas? On Saturday, the Ninja Slayer staff confirmed that the series will run for 26 episodes, each having a 15 minute run time.
It’s new Ghibli work… kind of. Studio Ghibli recently produced a 30-second commercial for the Nisshin Seifun Group. The short ad is a continuation of a series of ads, the first two of which were produced in 2010 and 2012.
From The AniBlogging Community
Lauren of Otaku Journalist worked Anime Boston as a staff member this year, writing for the con’s blog. She took a moment to highlight her articles, which include coverage of panels like “Gender Identity in Convention Culture” and “How to Get a Job in the Anime Industry According to Crunchyroll.”
The Otaku Into It podcast were on-hand at Anime Boston this year, and managed to score a short interview with Cherami Leigh! It’s one of their rare “all ages” shows, and a generally fun listen, overall.
Otaku Review published a number of articles from Sakura-Con, including the latest news, and a short, yet sweet photo gallery from the event.
Japanator put together an impressive gallery of cosplay from the floor of Anime Matsuri.
Within A Flash Of Lighting was on the scene at Sakura-Con, where they gave a fantastic write-up of the con’s Garnidelia concert.
Brianna Murch from The Daily Geekette gave a rundown of her favorite events and sights at Anime Boston 2015.
Weekly Fun Stuff!
Bandai-Namco announced that a sequel to the niche favorite Project X-Zone is in the works. The strategy series saw a surprising response in North America, where fans fell in love with the strategic combat and mounds of fan service.
Personally, I’m stoked because it’s a return of Sakura Wars… kind of!
This Week’s Featured Swag
This week, the Digital Diva comes to AniWeekly! Our featured item is an adorable 4-inch figure from Good Smile Company, which depicts Hatsune Miku in her most adorable form.
The Hatsune Miku Nendoroid is well-sculpted, with fantastic detail all over, from her outfit, to her twin tails. She features three faces (smiling, singing, shocked), and several points of articulation to ensure the perfect pose every time. It’s a must-have for any Hatsune Miku fan!
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