Happy Sunday everyone, and welcome to an all-new AniWeekly! This weekend, we saw several surprises pop up for fans of all stripes! Whether it was Madoka Magica‘s Gen Urobuchi penning a Godzilla script or news of a live-action Bleach flick, there was something for everybody.

In The News

I can think of at least two things wrong with that title! A new teaser trailer for Yuri!!! on Ice hit the web. The trailer offers a glimpse of the show in action, while unveiling eight new cast members.


Strike the blood. (Yes, sensei!) A new promo video hit the web for Strike the Blood II, which confirms the first cast and crew members for the project. Unsurprisingly, much of the folks who made the original series happen have returned to work on this new OVA.

The daze of summer are about to return! A new Kagerou Project anime is in the works! Though the details are still unknown, the project will be titled Mekakucity Reload.

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The Goddess of Wings has descended once again! Funimation gave its first tease of their upcoming Vision of Escaflowne English dub! Two trailers, one for the series and one for the movie, were relesed to promote their upcoming releases.

The Shinigami are taking their acts to the real world! A live-action Bleach movie is in the works! The feature, which hits theaters in 2018, will star Sota Fukushi as Ichigo.

GOD-ZILLA! Gen Urobuchi has gone from penning trendsetting magical girl titles, to puppet shows. Now, he’s ready to tackle the King of the Monsters! Urobuchi will write the script for an anime film entry into the Godzilla franchise. The project, which is being produced by Polygon Pictures, will hit theaters in 2017.

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O-Ei’s taking a journey through history and across oceans for her next exhibition. Film distributor GKids will screen Miss Hokusai in North America. The film will be shown in 20 cities across North America, including New York and Los Angeles.

Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand! Media Blasters unveiled the full English dub cast for Rio – Rainbow Gate! The series will star Amber Lee Connors as Rio, and Amanda Julina as Mint Clark.

From The AniBlogging Community

Time to bust some cannons! Ogiue Maniax had the chance to talk with Cannon Busters creator LeSean Thomas. Their conversation is a fascinating read, covering Thomas’s career, views on anime in the classroom, and, of course, Cannon Busters.

I get knocked down, but I get up again! Manga Therapy published a brief, introspective piece about friendship and the sheer quirks of being human.

It’s kind of like a road, paved with connections and memories. Lauren at Otaku Journalist published a short article that describes the crazy, connected world we live in, as bloggers and as people.

Direct to Video movies are always bad, right…? Steve at The Otaku Network put together a fun write-up of the OVA, detailing its history to its enduring significance in the anime market today.

Weekly Fun Stuff!

With the closing of the Rio Olympics, all eyes were on Japan to really make a huge splash when unveiling the upcoming Tokyo games. And splash, they did.

Japan delivered a splashy, flashy presentation, which intercut footage of Japan’s finest athletes with pop-culture icons. From Mario, to Pac-Man, to Captain Tsubasa and Doraemon, the two-minute teaser is a celebration of the very things we geek out about on a daily basis!