AniWeekly 67: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A huge welcome and Happy Holidays to everybody that’s tuning into this week’s AniWeekly! Christmas at the end of the week, and the world seems a little festive as people prepare for the man in red to make his journey across the globe, delivering anime to the good boys and girls out there.

This past week has been a whirlwind of interesting news, from a new D.Gray-man anime series, to an update on the Psycho-Pass game. There’s something for everyone, as we head into the big holiday week!

In The News

It’s ba~ck! Earlier today, Shueisha revealed that a new D.Gray-man anime series is in the works. The show will kick off in 2016, with Ayumu Murase and Shinnosuke Tachibana playing the roles of Allen Walker and Howard Link, respectively.

What’s your Criminal Coefficient? Game developer 5pb. announced that they’re porting  Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (Psycho-Pass: Sentaku Naki Kōfuku). The title, which began its life as an XBox One exclusive, will hit the PlayStation 4 and Vita next spring.

Psycho-Pass Radio Show Visual 001 - 20151216

Netflix & Chill with the witches of Luna Nova ! Last week, both Little Witch Academia films joined Netflix’s ever-expanding anime lineup.

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The journey of the shepherd transcends Zestiria. Last week, Bandai Namco announced that Tales of Zestiria the X, a series based on RPG Tales of Zestiria, is in the works. Studio ufotable (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) is working on the project, which hits the air next year.

OBJECTION! The question is, if a Phoenix Wright anime is in the works, who’s working on it!? Last week, news outlet Oricon accidentally leaked the cast and crew for the upcoming Ace Attorney anime series. Space Brothers director Ayumu Watanabe is directing the series at A-1 pictures. The role of Phoenix will go to Yuuki Kaji.

Two stars, one staff. The first cast and crew for Twin Star Exorcists was revealed last week. Persona 4 the Golden Animation director Tomohisa Taguchi will helm the series, while Kikuko Sadakata handles character designs.

From The AniBlogging Community

A message to a generation. Manga Therapy published a short message to the Millennial generation, and finding that balance of opinion and compromise in the world today.

Happy 5th anniversary, OASG! Organization Anti-Social Geniuses set up shop five years ago, on December 18th. We’d like to wish a happy 5th anniversary to everybody on the crew!

Weekly Fun Stuff!

Tracking Annual Gift Man! For the past 60 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, has tracked Annual Gift Man as he made his way from the moon, to deliver toys to good girls and boys across the globe. And, without fail, they’re back again this year!

For those who want something a bit more “anime-centric,” we’ve got you covered.

Hatsune Miku is here to tell the world that, while a fun occasion, Christmas is definitely a part-time job in itself!

Happy Holidays, everyone! Thanks for joining us in for AniWeekly’s first full year! This is our last installment of the year, so kick back, watch some anime, and join us in the new year for more weekly doses of fun!

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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