Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (7/9 – 7/15)

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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. This weekend is my first full weekend in my new apartment, so to say my past week has been hectic would be an understatement. So if this round-up seems a little sparse, you’ll know why. I tried my best to pull together what news I could find this week, but I may be lacking on some on the anime and manga front, so feel free to let me know if I missed anything in the comments below. As for some highlights this week: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is coming back to theaters; Dust 18, an Osamu Tezuka manga from the 70s has come back to print in a new 400-page volume; and Comichron points to a 6.5% drop in overall comic and graphic novel sales in 2017. I hope you all have a great rest of your Sunday and be sure to check out the featured articles and videos below as well.

Anime and Manga News

  • Fanthom Events is planning on screening Misaki Yuasa’s new anime film Night is Short, Walk on Girl across the US with English subtitles in August.
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie will be coming back to US theaters this August in celebration of the series 20th anniversary.
  • Funimation is bringing Dragon Ball Super: Broly to North American theaters in 2019.
  • The second season of Mob Psycho 100 will premiere in Winter of 2019.
  • An anime adaptation for Domestic na Kanojo has been announced.
  • Manga creator and video game designer Hiroshi Kajiyama has passed away.
  • My Hero Academia creator Kohei Korikoshi has revealed that he plans to end the manga series at around volume 30 depending on how future arcs progress.
  • Osamu Tezuka’s Dust 18 has been published for the first time in one 400-page print volume.
  • Studio Chizu has launched a countdown website that features The Girl Who Leapt Through Time anime film with an end date of July 18th.
  • The Kengan Ashura manga will be ending this August.
  • The Dive!! manga will be ending with the third volume.

Comic News

  • According to Comichron, comic and graphic novel sales dropped an overall 6.5% last year, with the kids comic market seeing the strongest growth.
  • Vertigo writer Eric Esquivel (Border Town) has reported receiving death threats ahead of his appearance at San Diego Comic Con.
  • Studio 8 has acquired the film adaptation rights to Rob Liefield’s and Image Comic’s property Prophet.
  • The third installment of Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy is coming this Fall from Dark Horse as well as a Netflix adaptation.
  • Image Comics published a new comic by Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead) this week entitled Die!Die!Die!, surprising everyone in the comic industry at how well it was kept a secret until the last moment.
  • Comixology is planning to announce a second wave of their new line of creator-owned Orginals at SDCC next week.
  • Dirt Diamonds’, an all-girl comic anthology, 9th volume is up on kickstarter with the new theme “Being”.
  • The US has denied a Visa for Italian cartoonist and SDCC guest Zerocalcare due to concerns over his political activism.

Featured Articles

  • Bookriot talks domestic abuse and how it’s displayed in comics, particularly with the characters of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
  • Gamespot sits down with some Netflix anime creators on how they would define anime and how the anime industry is evolving.
  • The Sakuga Blog takes a look at how we think about the different styles of anime studios, looking specifically at KyoAni’s work on Free!
  • Comic Book Resources wonders why comic publishers are so afraid of depicting married superheros.
  • Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro sit down with the New Statesman to talk genres, how they formed and why certain books are put into certain categories.

Featured Videos

  • Crunchyroll’s Anime Academy takes a look at the anime production process, detailing how an anime goes from storyboards to animation.
  • Funimation takes us through the process of creating a simuldub from translator to scriptwriter.
  • Censored Gaming goes into the various changes the Pokemon: Sun and Moon anime went through in its English version, including most recently a decision to scrap an entire episode.

Featured WordPress Post

  • Happy one year anniversary Irina! Take a look at one of her posts today on how to write great anime reviews.
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2 thoughts on “Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (7/9 – 7/15)

  1. Thank you soo so much! Not only for the shout out but also for that New Statesman article. Those are two of my very favorite authors and I got butterflies in my stomach reading an interview the gave together…
    Just awesome

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