Before we begin, I’d like to extend a happy Chanukah to our readers! The Festival of Lights began on December 6, and its eighth crazy night kicks off tomorrow.

That said, it’s on to the AniWeekly fun! This week was an interesting one, as we saw new life come from Madoka Magica and a pair of hotly anticipated sequel announcements. So grab a drink, kick back, and enjoy the best of the anime web!

In The News

Hip-hop Samurai action! Toonami announced that they’ll begin airing Samurai Champloo in 2016. The series will take the place of Michiko and Hatchin in the programming lineup on January 2.

Working? Not anymore. Retailer Robert’s Anime Corner Store reports that NIS America’s license for Wagnaria!! season 1 lapsed, with no plans to renew.

The Madoka Magica Returns. The latest issue of Newtype magazine announced that a new Puella Magi Madoka Magica project is in the works. A recent concept film was shown at last month’s “Commemorating 40 Years of Shaft~ Madogatari” fan event, which will serve as an “extravagant” storyboard.

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Candy store dreamin’. The first promotional video for Dagashi Kashi hit the web last week. The 60-second teaser gives the first real glimpse of the series in action.

The Revolutio will be televised. A new season of Concrete Revolutio is in the works! The season will kick off in April 2016.

Sore ga spice~! Fans of the delightfully delicious Food Wars have been waiting with bated breath since the series went off the air. Hopes for a second season lingered, and an announcement always seemed painfully close. The wait is over, though! A new season of Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is officially in the works!

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The return of the auteur. acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai is back in action! The 5cm Per Second creator is working on a new film, titled Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)

From The AniBlogging Community

The riddle of the one who glares. Atelier Emily published a fantastic dissection of Owarimonogatari character Sodachi Oikura. From her tragic past, to the frustrations of the present, all is lain out on the table for discussion.

The good, the bad, the… edutainment? Otaku Lounge takes a look at six titles that, while of varying quality, find ways to convey some interesting trivia or educational content to the viewer.

Weekly Fun Stuff!

Madoka Magica‘s soundtrack is a thing of beauty. It’s an aural treat which arguably stands nenar the top of Yuki Kajiura’s body of work. The folks at Animenz Piano Sheets delivered their own take on the show’s tunes, with an enchanting seven-minute piano medley.