AniWeekly 113: Breath of the Unicorn

It’s that time again, readers! Yes, another week’s come and gone, and the AniWeekly is here to remind you of everything awesome that happened.

Outside of the anime world, geeks across the globe have been buzzing, with the launch of Nintendo’s Switch console. The new hybrid, which can become a handheld on the fly, has signaled the launch of a shiny new entry in the Legend of Zelda franchise.

And, though fans have dipped their toes into the biggest Hyrule adventure yet, the anime world has continued to bring its own brand of heavy hitters. So join us, as we go over all the anime goodness that’s fit to read!

In the News

The Gundam lives once again! In a recent interview with the official Gundam Fan Club, it was revealed that the Odaiba Gundam statue’s coming back! Kind of! A new life-sized statue, which will be in the likeness of the Gundam Unicorn, will be erected this year.

That moon really is beautiful… A staggering seventeen new cast members were announced for upcoming anime series Tsuki ga Kirei. The new members include heavy hitters like Kikuko Inoue, Chiwa Saito, and Nao Toyama.

Who can wield Excaliborg now? In a sad turn this week, Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan illustrator Torishimo passed away on February 20. Funeral services were held a few days later, on the 24th.

Taking notes is hard to do! A new Hinako Note promo video hit the web, which reveals that the show will hit Japanese TV on April 7.

Disboard awaits once more… are you game? A new visual and a promo video for the No Game, No Life movie, titled No Game, No Life Zero, were officially unveiled. The teaser confirms a 2017 première for the film.

Aniplex wants us to go to Hell! (In a good way!) So, did you know a new Hell Girl anime is in the works? No? Well, it is! The series will feature a return of numerous key cast and crew members, including season 1 director Takahiro Omori and Ai Enma actress Mamiko Noto. Even better, a new visual and teaser for the show were officially unveiled to generate some hype for the title’s July première.

Avex… oh no. Avex finally released a comment on their big export ban, which came to light in December via retailer CDJapan.

Welcome to the Ballroom! We’ve got fun and games! Four new cast members were revealed for the upcoming Welcome to the Ballroom anime series. Nobuhiko Okamoto and Ayane Sakura are among the new additions to the team.

Prepare for a rainy 2018. Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed that the upcoming Koi wa Ameagari no You ni anime will hit Fuji TV’s noitaminA block in January 2018.

To Infini-T! And Beyond! The first cast and crew members were unveiled for Tatsunoko anniversary project Infini-T Force. Tomokazu Seki will play Gatchaman G-01 in the show, which is being helmed by Kiyotaka Suzuki (Psycho-Pass 2).

U.A. High is rejoining the Funimation campus. Funimation announced that they licensed My Hero Academia‘s second season. Funimation will give the series a subbed simulcast and a SimulDub day and date with the Japanese airing.

When dragons cry, humananity trembles in fear and sorrow alike. A new promo video and visual for the upcoming Fairy Tail Dragon Cry film hit the web. The new visual features Natsu on a castle tower. His left half is transformed into a dragon.

From The AniBlogging Community

The trickiest tale of delightful evil. Atelier Emily tackles Little Witch Academia again, dissecting the latest episode to highlight the many faces of delightful, if not occasionally evil character Sucy Manbavaran.

Weekly Fun Stuff!

We’re heading to Zelda territory this week, with “Terrible Fate” – a truly incredible tribute to Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The four-minute short spins a tragic origin story for Skull Kid, elaborating on the numerous hints scattered throughout the game proper.

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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