Happy Sunday, everyone, and welcome to an all-new AniWeekly! This was a pretty big week across the board, with numerous new shows, and a bunch of big reveals for titles like The Promised Neverland and Shikioriori.
In addition, this is our first AniWeekly column on the new framework! There’s a lot we can do, so we’ll be playing with a few ideas and approaches that the flexibility offers us. If you like it, let us know on Twitter!
For now, though, there’s a lot to dive into, so let’s get rolling!
In the News
One more time, let’s welcome the Kitauji High School band. During a fan event, Kyoto Animation announced that feature film Gekijōban Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale will hit theaters in 2019.
Neverland is never far away. We got fresh details on The Promised Neverland last week! The series, which hits the noitaminA block in January 2019, saw its first trailer and key visual released.
Soon, that city shall appear once more… During a fan event, news broke that popular smartphone game Shōmetsu Toshi will get an anime TV series by Madhouse.
Three tales, one movie. A new trailer and key visual for Shikioriori hit the web, offering a quick tease of the feature in action. The movie premieres on August 4.
You don’t know Aichi Yet. The fourth compiled volume of Masaki Andō’s Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki announced that the title will get an anime TV series.
This trash classic is coming back. Hide your kids and hug your family, because one of the most infamous OVAs in anime history is making its way back to stores. Discotek announced that they’ll release Angel Cop, complete with uncensored subtitles and Manga Entertainment’s potty-mouthed dub.
A cruel angel’s delay. Studio Khara published a series of job listings to their website. The company is looking to hire staffers for upcoming film Shin Evangerion Gekijōban:|| (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0). The outfit is looking for 2D animators, 3D CGI animators, and visual effects staffers.
It’s official: The Roadbuster rides again! The Kickstarter campaign for Kenichi Sonoda’s Bean Bandit anime beat its 15-million yen ($136,948.78 USD) funding goal. The project will receive an anime short, the length of which will be determined by overall funding by the end of the campaign.
A spiky seed to swallow for sub fans… Toonami took to Facebook to announce that the subtitled versions of FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative will see their releases delayed until November. The network explained that the decsion was being made “out of respect for [their] Japanese partners.”
Next on Shadow Star Sugar Life… A new trailer for Happy Sugar Life hit the web, along with a confirmation that hte show will air on July 13.
Guile’s theme goes with anime. A new key visual, plus eleven cast members were confirmed for Hi Score Girl. The list of new roles includes names like Tomokazu Sugita, Kana Ueda, and Daiki Yamashita.
A final ass dance for the road, if you please… The official Crayon Shin-chan anime website announced that Akiko Yajima will retire from the show. Yajima has played the titular Shinnosuke (“Shin-chan”) Nohara since the anime’s première on April 13, 1992. The final episode featuring her voice will air on June 29.
The dynamic duo is back! (Not that one) Indie animation group Irodori took to Twitter to unveil a new short for their Hentatsu anime project. The 74-second short features the two leads enjoying a pleasant chat in a park.
— たつき／irodori (@irodori7) May 31, 2018
We are strong, no one can tell us we’re wrong! Last week, news broke that Aka Akasaka’s Kaguya-sama: Love Is War will get an anime TV series.
I am the wind~! Right on the heels of Kaguya-sama came news that Shion Miura’s Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru novel will get an anime series. Robotics;Notes director Kazuya Nomura will helm this one at Production I.G.
Hitting the States like a Blues Drive Monster. Adult Swim announced that they will host a six-city concert tour for The Pillows. The tour, which was named the “Mono Me You Sun Tour,” will feature rock group Noodles and Cullen Omori as opening acts. Six cities are planned, including Boston, New York, and Seattle.
The Survey Corps rides again, to a truly grand stage! Funimation announced that they will present the world première of Attack on Titan‘s third season in theaters across the United States and Canada. The run marks the first time that the Attack on Titan anime has hosted a world première in North America.
Plus Ultra! Viz Media announced that My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi will attend Comic-Con International 2018 as a guest. The author will host several panels and autograph events over the course of the weekend.
From the AniBlogging Community
The nature of the everyday… cythoplazma published an intriguing read on Steins;Gate 0, which looks at the time traveling antics, and the very concept of the normal “Everyday” that sparks people to move, and to act.
Good teachers never die… they just… well… yeah. Irina at I Drink And Watch Anime takes a moment to offer respect for the unsung hero of School-Live!. That’s right, she’s talking about Megu-nee.
A bold risk for a tale of two birds in a cage… Matthew Li from Yatta-tachi takes a look at Sound! Euphonium film Liz and the Blue Bird. In a thoughtful essay, Li breaks down the film’s claustrophobic storytelling, and the ways it uses its format as a sequel to deliver something beautiful and unique.
Truly a horrific industry… Zodiac River at Anime Feminist published a discussion on Helter Skelter, taking a close look at the way the series uses Liliko to shine a light on the exploitative Beauty-Industrial Complex, and its ability to utterly ruin those caught in its grasp.
Weekly Fun Stuff!
Sure, this one’s gotten around a bit, but it’s still a fun video! At J-Pop Summit 2016, GARNiDELiA brought a bit of a surprise with them. During their set, the duo began a cover of Neon Genesis Evangelion theme song Cruel Angel’s Thesis. It’s very them, and it’s pretty clear that it was a hit with the crowds, as well!
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