Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (5/21-5/28)


Welcome back to another edition of “Last Week in Geekdom” where I comb the internet for all the news you need to know so you don’t have to. I’ve missed the last two weeks worth of news between writing up my last long-form article and taking a short break, so if anything amazingly important happened during that time, feel free to let me know in the comments below. Also, as always, feel free to let me know if I overlooked anything here. It’s been a busy coupe weeks for me, so I wouldn’t be surprised if something slipped through the cracks. In some important news highlights for this week, Crunchyroll has added some new series to their streaming list and Netflix has picked up Locke & Key for a TV series adaptation. I also suggest checking out some of the articles linked below, especially the one from Anime Feminist. Also be sure to follow me on Twitter if you want some more geeky news related posts.

Anime and Manga News

  • The Ghibli Documentary, “A Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” is now available for streaming on Crunchyroll.
  • Toonami is in talks with multiple Japanese animation studios to produce new shows for the channel. You can hear this announcement at minute 33:00.
  • A new preview for the upcoming Banana Fish anime has been posted.
  • Crunchyroll adds “Mind Game”, “Hyouka”, and “Record of Lodoss War” as well as some others to their catalog.
  • Comedy manga series Ueno-san wa Bukiyou (How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno) will be receiving a TV anime adaptation.
  • Codate has established “No Pictures” animation studio that will focus on animated shorts.
  • A TV anime adaptation of the action-fantasy light novel Nidome no Jinsei wo Isekai de has been announced for October 2018.
  • GKIDS licenses Ronja: The Robber’s Daughter for release in the US.
  • Uma Musume’s fourth Blu-ray will contain a completely new animation. The release is scheduled for November 14th.
  • Discotek has licensed Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card, Devilman Crybaby, and more for Blu-ray release.
  • Crunchyroll is removing Baby Steps from it’s streaming library today.
  • Voice Actress Hisako Kanemoto is a taking a hiatus to study abroad, returning in March 2019.
  • The World of Machida-kun manga by Yuki Ando is set to receive a film adaptation although they haven’t announced if it’s animated or live action.
  • Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch Re; (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Re;) manga by Tomofumi Ogasawara has launched Kadokawa’s Comic Newtype website.
  • Vinland Saga creator Makoto Yukimura is offering 150 used pen nibs to fans in celebration of being published in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine 150 times.

Comic News

  • The original Dick Tracy returns Summer 2019 with a full-length graphic novel.
  • Supergirl returns to DC Comics’ lineup this August with a new creative team and a new costume.
  • HBO’s adaptation of The Watchmen has started putting together its cast list including Don Johnson and Regina King.
  • Dark Horse has announced a ton of new comics slated to be published in August of 2018.
  • Check out all the new comics being released in August 2018 by Image Comics.
  • Netflix has picked up comic series Locke & Key for a TV adaptation after being passed up by Hulu.
  • The first look at the art for the new Babymetal graphic novel is in. The release date is set for this October.

Featured Articles

  • Jeff Rouner from the Houston Press discusses why comic publishers should start moving away from monthly single issues and start focusing on trade books.
  • The Sakuga Blog goes in-depth into how Hyouka crafts their own form of character expression through the unique daydreaming sequences.
  • Marion Bea writes for Anime Feminist on the need for better and more nuanced female characters in shonen manga.

Featured Videos

  • Mother’s Basement discusses how CGI has impacted the creation of animation and the different feel that traditional animation can bring to a series.
  • Pause and Select examines how space and time are presented in the Please! series and how the series uses spaces and pilgrimages to comment on memory.

Featured WordPress Posts

  • Irina discusses the importance of writing and reading fluff pieces as a form of mental healing or recovery in contrast to some of the more in-depth and thesis-like posts.
  • Ayappi has written a really helpful post on how to balance a busy otaku lifestyle while also trying to study Japanese.


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