Welcome, readers, to AniWeekly, hot and ready for your entertainment! This week, we’d like to take a few moments to wish a happy 25th anniversary to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo’s influential grey box hit retailers in the United States on August 23, 1991 with a $199 price tag (That’s about $351.61 with today’s buying power). The system was bundled with Super Mario World, which introduced loveable green dinosaur Yoshi to the world, and offered a varied launch lineup that included:
- Gradius III
It was a truly evolutionary console that ushered in classics like Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The system and continues to be a fan favorite even today. Happy birthday, Super NES. Here’s hoping countless others find your fantastic library as time goes on.
In the News
Sensha-do isn’t dead! A new Girls und Panzer series, titled Girls und Panzer: Saishuushou (Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter) is officially in production.
Next up, on “Bizarre Careers”… Khara’s Dragon Dentist short film is getting a TV adaptation! The feature will receive a pair of 45-minute specials, which will air on NHK BS Premium.
Ridin’ on, with iron in their blood and chips on their shoulders. nine new cast members were unveiled for the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. In addition, new character and mecha visuals, as well as 3-minute teaser hit the web to promote the news. (Spoiler Alert: Major spoilers for Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 1 )
Are you Team StaRing or Team Shadow? two promotional teasers for Idol Memories hit the web, offering fans a glimpse at in-show idol groups StaRing and Shadow.
Meet the Wagnaria crew… again! five new cast members and a pair of teasers were unveiled for this fall’s WWW.Working!! anime series. The two teasers introduce Hana Miyakoshi and Sayuri Muranushi to the world, in addition to their crazy workplace.
It’s “Sci-fi”, not “Syfy”, darn it! Sci-fi novel series Star of Guidance will receive an anime adaptation. The project is currently projected for a Fall 2018 début.
It’s not that kind of yuri. Numerous new cast members and a promo video for Yuri!!! on Ice hit the web. More interesting, though, is the opening of an English-language website for the series. The page features cast and crew details, as well as an English story synopsis.
Paging Dr. Ido. Dr. Ido to the set. The Hollywood Reporter, er, reports that Christoph Waltz is in talks to play Doctor Dyson Ido in James Cameron’s Battle Angel Alita film. The actor is best known in North America for his role in Inglourious Basterds.
So what kind of notes does Hinako take? 4-panel comedy manga Hinako Note is getting an anime adaptation! As of right now, details are slim, aside from the fact that it will be a TV series.
From the AniBlogging Community
I’m turning Japanese, I think I’m turning Japanese, I really think so! Justin at The OASG published a fantastic article that should speak to anybody seeking to learn Japanese. He reached out to several translators in the industry to learn just how they got started down the road of learning the language. It’s a pretty enviable lineup, packed with names like Michelle Tymon, Adrienne Beck, and Amanda Haley.
Weekly Fun Stuff!
Now you’re playing with power! Super power! In honor of the Super NES’s 25th anniversary, we’re here with three short videos from the console’s early life. The first is an early commercial for the system featuring a “before he was famous Paul Rudd.”
The second, an ad for classic Squaresoft/Nintendo collaboration Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
Finally, we’re taking a look at the other side of the story, the parents’ side. A local news piece shone a less-than-flattering light on gaming, as parents angsted over the sharp costs of a brand new console generation.
Sadly, the station had to be jerks and totally spoil the ending for Super Mario World, but I digress.