AniWeekly 106: Say “Hi Hi” To The Hype Train!

Welcome, readers, to an all-new AniWeekly! Though the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are cooling down, we’re still here to deliver the hottest goings-on in the anime world.

Even as the holidays draw close, the industry is showing no signs of slowing down. Surprise projects from fan favorite studios, new installments to fan favorites, and far more await as we dive into the biggest news and views of the week.

In The News

Hi hi, New England! Anime Boston announced their first major guests for 2017. J-Pop group Puffy AmiYumi will attend the convention as guests of honor. They’re also slated to perform at the convention, though specifics on the concert have yet to be announced.

Toonami’s ready to rock the Dragon twice as hard! Last week, Adult Swim announced that Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters will air on the network’s Toonami block. Both shows will première on January 7.

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A flat tire near the end of the ride. How embarrassing! The official Long Riders! anime website announced that the show’s final two episodes will be delayed to February 5.

It always helps to say you’re sorry. Gainax president Hiroyuki Yamaga published a formal apology regarding the news of their recent lawsuuit with Khara. Yamaga expressed regret for the unease caused to other companies, and noted that Gainax is restructuring to take on more of a planning and production focus.

Moon Prism Power, Class Up! Viz Media announced that they will host a theatrical première event for Sailor Moon R: The Movie. A screening event and gala will be held at Los Angeles’s The Theatre at Ace Hotel on January 13.

The Survey Corps is back! Funimation acquired the license for Attack on Titan‘s second season. The series will hit Japanese TV in April 2017.

Baby you’re a firework! Anime studio SHAFT is working on a new anime film. The feature, which adapts Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yo Kara Miru ka?, will hit Japanese theaters in August 2017.

It’s the Shirobako of the tourism industry! P.A. Works announced that they’re working a new anime TV series, titled Sakura Quest. The show will revolve around the lives of five women who work in a small town’s tourism bureau.

So… can we call this Stay Woke, Girls! yet? Earlier today, the Wake Up, Girls! team announced that the franchise will receive a new anime series. The show, titled Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shō, will air in 2017. The team will launch an audition to recruit actresses for three new characters.

Yes, this is the one with the filthy jokes. The latest issue of Shonen Magazine revealed that a Seitokai Yakuindomo movie is in the works. The flick will hit theaters on July 21, 2017.

Pockets full of dreams… Key/Visual Arts is working on a new visual novel. The project, titled Summer Pockets, will be written by Jun Maeda (Clannad, Angel Beats!).

High praise for Your Name. Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. won this year’s LA Film Critics Award for Best Animated Film. The feature beat out Zootopia, Kubo and the Two Strings, and The Red Turtle. Furthermore, the feature passed 20 billion yen in box office revenues, beating out Howl’s Moving Castle to become the second highest-grossing anime film in Japanese history.

Indivisible triggers? In my anime world? It can happen! Studio Trigger will collaborate with SkullGirls developer Lab Zero and Titmouse to produce the intro animation for upcoming game Indivisible.

This one’s sure to connect to fans! Gonzo announced that they’re working on an anime adaptation of smartphone RPG 18: Kimi to Tsunagaru Puzzle (18: The Puzzle That Connects To You). The series will hit Tokyo MX and BS Fuji in 2017.

From The AniBlogging Community

Flips, flaps, and… flowers? Atelier Emily returns to Flip Flappers to take a look at the distinct flowers that appear, and their symbolic significance.

Seeing the hope of tomorrow, today. Manga Therapy takes a thoughtful look at Dragon Ball, which they use to launch into a discussion of life, parenting, and how the series itself can teach lessons on both.

Weekly Fun Stuff!

Anyone who’s played Final Fantasy XV is undoubtedly familiar with the amount of title’s copious amounts of product placement. From Coleman camping gear to Nissin Cup Noodles, these real world brands stand out like a sore thumb.

Apparently, Nissin thought so, too. They teamed with Square Enix to produce a subtle (super subtle) trailer edit, which slyly incorporates their Cup Noodles into key scenes from the game. It’s ridiculously silly, but it’s also the trailer we absolutely needed.

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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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