Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (4/23 – 4/29)

I’m running out of Koto pictures, but it seemed fitting to add one here this week.

Welcome back to another installment of “Last Week in Geekdom” where I comb through the internet for all the news you need to know so that you don’t have to. A couple quick snippets to emphasize before we dive in: (1) my Twitter feed has been blowing up this weekend with the announcement that “SHIROBAKO” is getting a movie that is currently in production so that should be exciting; (2) How did I not know that “Yu Yu Hakusho” was getting a new OVA this year that was apparently announced back in December but I missed it?!; and (3) the Eisner Award nominations were announced, so definitely check those out in the comics section below. I hope you all had a great week, and, as always, if I missed something feel free to let me know in the comments.

Anime and Manga News

  • An anime adaptation of No Nakatani’s yuri manga “Bloom into You” has been announced.
  • Episodes 11 and 12 of Marchen Madchen will air in May.
  • “Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skeleton Bookstore Employee Honda)” TV anime will premiere this Fall.
  • Studio Ghibli is planning on opening their own theme park near Nagoya in 2022, teasing many areas based on their popular films.
  • Hazuki Takeoka, mangaka for “Masamune-kun’s Revenge”, is planning to end his manga in 3 chapters.
  • “Mushishi” creator Yuki Urushibara has a new manga in the works entitled “Neko ga Nishimukya” and is slated to be launched this June.
  • “Golden Kamuy” has come away with the grand prize in the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
  • Engineers in Japan have created a fully functional Transformer that can switch between functional car and robot.
  • A new “Yu Yu Hakusho” OVA will be released in the 25th anniversary box-set and will feature the history of how Hiei and Kurama met.
  • A 3rd season of the “Overlord” anime has been announced with Studio Madhouse.
  • The “Fireworks” anime film has been given a US theatrical release date of July.
  • Kodansha Comics has announced 5 new digital-fist manga licenses. It will release one new digital title every week in the month of May.
  • “Gunjo no Magmell” manga gets an anime adaptation with Studio Pierrot.
  • A sequel for the “Princess Principal” anime has been announced.
  • The team behind “SHIROBAKO” announced at an event for the anime that a movie is currently in production that will continue where the anime left off.
  • The “Noragami” manga resumes in June after a year-long hiatus.

Comic News

  • A massage therapist has accused Stan Lee of inappropriate sexual conduct at a Chicago hotel.
  • Seith Mann is planning on adapting the comic “Black” into a movie with Studio 8.
  • The director for “Wonder Woman” has confirmed that the sequel will take place in the 1980’s.
  • Iconic DC comic series such as the “Killing Joke” and “Court of Owls” are getting novelizations through Titan Books.
  • The 2018 Eisner Award nominations have been announced, with “Giant Days”, “Monstress”, and “Black Panther” up for awards.

Featured Articles

  • The Sakuga Blog digs into how important outsourcing studios are for the anime industry after the disappearance of Studio Wanpack, the biggests of its kind.
  • The Guardian interviews prolific comic creator Frank Miller (“Sin City” and “The Dark Knight Returns”) on his life and some troubling comments he made in the past.
  • The Anime News Network delves into the history behind the events in “Golden Kamuy”, telling us the true story behind many plot points.

Featured Videos

  • Wisecrack examines the difference between satire and parody using “Watchmen” and “One Punch Man” as examples of each genre.
  • Mother’s Basement examines how “Persona 5 the Animation” is a waste of time and is substantially inferior to the game on several levels.

Featured WordPress Posts

  • Irina takes a look at anime deconstructions, moving away from the grim and into the realm of the silly that doesn’t seem to get enough attention.
  • Remy Fool writes a pretty interesting post on the use of the phrase “male gaze” when it comes to discussing and reviewing Yuri anime.


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