Happy Monday everyone, and welcome to an all-new AniWeekly! Last week, fans from around the globe gathered for Anime Expo 2017. Countless big reveals were made, and fans of all stripes found something to geek out about.

With the event over, though, there’s little time to rest. The summer anime season just kicked off, and it’s looking to be as packed as ever. So, before we nestle into the new season, let’s take a minute to enjoy all the news and content that’s fit to read this week!

In the News

Ride on, shooting star. After what feels like an eternity, we’ve finally received our first details on FLCL 2 & 3. Our first staffing details, as well as a trailer for the project were officially unveiled. Before you ask: Yes, the Pillows are handling the soundtracks again. Both titles kick off in 2018!

Hacking to the gate! Over the weekend, Kadokawa revealed that they’re working on a new “Steins;Gate World Line Project.” Though details are a bit sparse, the program’s set to launch in 2018 – 2019.

FRANKXX-ly, this is intriguing. We received our first details on Trigger & A-1 Pictures co-production DARLING in the FRANKXX on July 5, which included staff details, a visual, and a trailer. IDOLM@STER anime director Atsushi Nishigori was tapped to direct the project.

Musasino-t gonna happen for a while. The official Musasino! anime’s Twitter account revealed that the show’s premeire was delayed indefinitely. The show was originally slated for a Summer 2017 première.

Truly, they were the whale children. The latest issue of Akita Shoten’s Monthly Mystery Bonita magazine revealed the first cast members for the Children of the Whales anime series. More important, though, was that they revealed the show’s streaming status as a Netflix Original.

GOD-ZILLA! Toho Animation started streaming the first trailer for Godzilla: Monster Planet. The 30-second trailer ends with a quick glimpse at the King of the Monsters, himself.

The Arcadia awaits for one more journey. Gainax announced that they’re working on a film trilogy based on Leiji Matsumoto’s works. The first flick, Zero Century Emeraldas, will hit Japanese theaters in 2020. Gainax co-founder and president Hiroyuki Yamaga is helming the project.

A galactic hero falls in the line of duty. Studio Artland Inc. closed its doors. The studio ceased all operations as of June 30, and brought on a lawyer to handle post-operation affairs. According to Teikoku Databank, the studio was carrying 298 million yen ($2,619,482.58 USD) in debts at the start of the year.

Hollow hunting for fun and profit. The first teaser trailer for the live-action Bleach movie hit the web, offering a look at Ichigo as he takes down a Hollow.

Do you even pose, bro? A new trailer for the live-action Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable movie hit the web. The new teaser focuses on Josuke and his Stand, Crazy Diamond.

So… Girls With Guns of Grisaia? A new anime project based on Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is in the works. A visual for the project, as well as a confirmation that series character designer Akio Watanabe will reprise his duties on the show.

The ride never ends. At a fan event, news broke that a fourth season of Yowamushi Pedal is in the works. The series will air in January 2018.

It’s Cinderella time once again. Bandai Namco announced that a second season of The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Theater is in the works. The series will air this October on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11.

From the AniBlogging Community

The place of the Gods. Atelier Emily takes a look at Made in Abyss, and ties the show’s themes to those of Stephen Vincent Benét’s By the Waters of Babylon. It’s a fascinating read that goes beyond the most superficial elements of the show.

Weekly Fun Stuff!


This week, the Sailor Guardians are stepping away from the battlefield, and onto the ice. At an exhibition contest in Tokyo, Evgenia Medvedeva took to the ice with a Sailor Moon inspired routine. Medvedeva’s run was so strong that she easily sailed to victory with the Exhibition World Team Trophy.