Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (10/29 – 11/4)


Welcome back to another installment 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 hope you all enjoyed the mythology special from last month. Please let me know in the comments whether you want to see more of it next year or if you have any other suggestions for an October special. It’s back to regular reviews and articles this week. As for news items this week: Crunchyroll has announced what titles will be leaving their platform following the end of their deal with Funimation; Dark Horse has sold a controlling interest in their company to a Chinese investor; and drama continues on the comicsgate front in two separate articles down below. Be sure to check out the videos and articles posted below, and be sure to have a great rest of your Sunday!

Anime and Manga News

  • Crunchyroll has announced a list of titles that will be leaving the platform following the end of their partnership with Funimation, including: Yu Yu Hakusho, Hyouka, and Snow White with the Red Hair.
  • Studio Pierrot has announced it is developing an original anime titled Hero Mask that will debut exclusively on Netflix on December 3rd.
  • Poco’s Udon World is now available for digital purchase on Amazon in Japanese with English subtitles.
  • HiDive will start streaming Run with the Wind on their platform, with new episodes still coming out as they air on Crunchyroll.
  • Wasteful Days of Highschool Girls is getting an anime adaptation, but no premiere date has been announced.
  • Kodansha Comics is releasing four new digital first manga this November.
  • Warner Brother’s Attack on Titan movie has selected Andy Muschietti for director.
  • Hayao Miyazaki and Akira Kurosawa are honored on BBC’s List of of Greatest Foreign Language Films.
  • Manga creator Kohske has asked fans to stop sharing scanlations of Gangsta citing heavy financial losses.
  • The Anime Tourism Association has announced the top 88 pilgrimage sites.

Comic News

  • Bleeding Cool details the in and outs of the defamation lawsuit brought against comic publisher Mark Waid by comicsgate member Richard Meyer.
  • Alleged Kentucky Kroger shooter had complained on social media about “SJW’s” and the casting of people of color in originally white roles.
  • A new Wolverine comic series is in the works that will explore multiple decades of Wolverine’s life, with each issue being a different time period.
  • Boom! Studios has cancelled a publication of webcomic series Husband and Husband following allegations that the artists plagiarized another comic in their previous graphic novel, Spellbound.
  • Dark Horse CEO/Founder explains the recent investment by Vanguard Visionary Assets in the company and what that will mean for the future of Dark Horse.
  • Netflix has moved up the release of the new She-Ra animated series by three days, now debuting on November 13th.
  • Izneo online comic subscription service is coming to the Nintendo Switch, advertising itself as the “Netflix of comics.”
  • Image Comics will be stopping DRM-free sales of their comics from their website beginning tomorrow, November 5th.

Featured Articles

  • Huffpost takes a look at prominent comic We Spoke Out and how it discussed the Holocaust long before the mainstream media.
  • Otaku She Wrote on Anime Feminist discusses how March Comes in like a Lion displays the necessity of support networks for people with anxiety and depression.

Featured Interviews

  • Bleeding Cool sits down with Valiant’s Fred Pierce to talk the state of the company and the industry in general.
  • talks with Wayward writer Jim Zub on his creation of the series and how he feels now that it’s coming to an end in Issue #30.
  • interviews Hex Wives writer Ben Blacker on his inspirations for the series and his depiction of misogyny and witchcraft.
  • Anime Feminist interviews Mirai director Mamoru Hosoda on depictions of parenthood and gender roles in Mirai and Wolf Children.

Featured Videos

  • Mother’s Basement presents some great points about the first episode of Goblin Slayer and how its directing creates exploitative scenes that ruins the accessibility of the show for a good portion of anime fans.
  • The Pedantic Romantic has done a follow-up video on her Anime Has a Sexual Harassment Problem video, expanding on more of her points.
  • Fandom Musings takes a look at certain fanservice tropes and how they might normalize sexual assault in anime.

Featured WordPress Post

  • Otaku She Wrote looks at Japan’s fascination with Audrey Hepburn and how that has translated into a multitude of homages to her in anime and manga.


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