Welcome, readers, to an all-new AniWeekly! It’s been an exciting week, filled with unexpected twists and shocking turns of events.

But enough about the US Presidential Election.

This week, the unexpected became reality, as old favorites and familiar faces made their big returns in the anime world. We’re here to brief you on the biggest news and most outstanding happenings as we deliver your weekly dose of anime fun!

In The News

The master returns once again. Acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki is returning to the director’s chair! In a recent NHK special, the director revealed that he wants to direct another feature film. Furthermore, he’s already begun drawing storyboards, and plans to draw up to 100 film cuts.

Fuuka, yes! Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine dished out the the first cast and crew details for the Fuuka anime series. Lynn will play the lead role as Fuuka Akitsuki, while Kazuyuki Okitsu fills the role of Kazuya Nachi. KanColle director Keizou Kusakawa was tapped to helm the project.


It’s time to meet the Major… again. A new trailer for the live-action Ghost in the Shell film hit the web. The two-minute teaser offers an extended look at the film, as Scarlett Johansson narrates.

Yuki Yuna’s taking her adventures to the big screen. Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Sho (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter) will hit Japanese theaters as a film trilogy. The first movie hits in March 2017.


Moon, movie power, Make Up! Viz Media announced that they’re bringing Sailor Moon to theaters in North America. The company will partner with Eleven Arts to give Sailor Moon R: The Movie a theatrical run in January 2017.

The wolves will hunt, once again. Funimation announced that they rescued the license to Wolf’s Rain. The series will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in February 2017.

Shorewood 25mm Blu-ray Ocard

Our wishes go out to Izumi Matsumoto. Digital Manga reports that Kimagure Orange Road creator Izumi Matsumoto’s condition is in decline. The author suffered a relapse of cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia (depleted cerebrospinal fluid) at the end of April, and was bedridden for several months. The company is accepting “get well” cards from fans, which they will deliver to Matsumoto.

From The AniBlogging Community

Hideaki Freaking Anno! Digibro at My Sword Is Unbelievably Dull returns to 2014 series Shirobako, to dissect one climactic scene that occurs late in the first season. It’s an interesting read, that shows a genuine love both for Shirobako, and for the countless hard-working folks who make this crazy medium happen.

Proofreading is serious business. Marthaurion at Marth’s Anime Blog shares their experiences as a subtitle proofreader. It’s a short, but enlightening article that sheds light on a little-appreciated aspect of the anime industry.

A tale of pure illustion and the painter. Atelier Emily takes a look at Flip Flappers, and the way the series blends artistry with history, showing various facets of a character with the aid of the show’s Pure Illusions.

Weekly Fun Stuff!

Horror flicks, love them or hate them, are a collection of tropes and traditions to the point that they’ve become fairly silly for many. 2012’s Cabin in the Woods managed to bring these many tired, often cheesy gimmicks together into an experience that was smart, subersive, and genuinely enjoyable for fans across the globe.

YouTuber shorisquared brought this idea to the anime world with their AMV OH HELL NO: The Sensible Horror AMV. Using Cabin in the Woods‘s trailer as a starting point, they blended numerous titles together into an AMV that’s genuinely funny, and beautifully paced.