Welcome back to another installment of “Last Week in Geekdom” where I comb the internet for all the news you need to know. I hope all of my US readers had a great Thanksgiving and a great holiday weekend. I just got back from visiting my family yesterday, so the next manga review will be going up tonight. Anyways, I feel like there might not be that much pressing news items this week because of the holidays, but see below for some of the news I managed to pull out this week. Notably: there’s a lot of chatter around manga endings and beginnings this week, presumably because it’s getting close to the end of the year; A Silent Voice is coming back to theaters in the US; and Image Comics finds themselves in a trademark dispute. Be sure to check out the articles and videos below, and I hope you all have a great rest of your Sunday!
Anime and Manga News
- Anime announcements:
- Manga announcements:
- Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet ends in March 2019
- Hunter x Hunter going on hiatus
- Between the Sky and Sea ends next week
- A Certain Idol Accelerator ends next week
- Magical Angel Creamy Mami spin-off manga December 21st
- Rei Toma (Water Dragon’s Bride) launching new manga in January
- Takako Shimura (Wandering Son) launching new manga Spring 2019
- A Boys Love artist is arrested in China for breaking obscenity laws and receives a 10 year long prison sentence.
- A Silent Voice film will be returning to theaters this January.
- Netflix has announced the premiere dates for four new anime series.
- Tokyo Otaku Mode has started a Kickstarter to get the manga SteveS about Apple co-founders translated into English.
- Studio Ponoc’s Modest Heroes film opens in US theaters January 10th and 12th.
- Penguin Random House will be releasing a Captain Marvel children’s book for kids age 2-5 years old.
- Abrams Books cancels the publication of the graphic novel A Suicide Bomber Sits in a Library after backlash and concerns over its content.
- You can now download more than 15,000 free Golden Age comics from the Digital Comics Museum.
- The police are called after Comic Con India hands out issues of Saga to children attendees in goodybags.
- A New York bar has sued Image Comics over a trademark dispute involving the publication and sale of the comic book Dead Rabbit.
- Stan Lee’s company Pow! Entertainment responds to Bill Maher’s comments about Lee’s legacy and the impact of comic books.
- Rob Lea on Medium takes a look at the scientific background and ideas behind many of Marvel’s superheroes.
- The Anime Feminist explores the portrayal of kink and BDSM in Horimiya between Miyamura and Hori.
- Creator at Large examines what American comic culture can learn from comic culture in France through the French comic convention Angouleme.
- Comic writer Bryan Edward Hills talks about the lengths he went to research his new series American Carnage such as talking to white supremacists.
- The Anime Feminist examines the depictions of sexual assault in Belladonna of Sadness and Perfect Blue.
Featured Twitter Threads
- @teioh talks about how unnerving it is to see white anime fans insisting there is no LGBT culture in Japan and Asia.
- @highimpactsex discusses Japanese subcultures and how the people in their counterculture movement are happy to be an endless rebel.
- The Real News hosts a roundtable discussion on the impact of Stan Lee on pop culture and Black America.
- Comic Tropes looks at the history of death and resurrection in comics, specifically superheroes stories from the big two.
- Wisecrack examines the history of villains and villainy and how modern villains are different from those of the past.
Featured WordPress Post
- Irina takes a comedic look at how to review an anime series without actually watching it this week.
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