Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (7/30 – 8/5)

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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. It’s a bit later than usual for me to be posting it today, but that’s mainly because my parents just dropped off a new bookcase, and I’m dying to go reorganize all of my books and manga right now (also I didn’t get around to starting this post until yesterday…shhhhh). Anyways, it’ll be a shorter post today, but some highlights for this week are: Perfect Blue is coming back to theaters in the US, the Ghost in the Shell manga is going to be getting two new seasons, and Archie Comics is coming to Spotify. So, I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday. I’m off to reorganize my book collection!

Anime and Manga News

  • Chio’s School Road manga is slated to end on September 5th with the ninth and last volume of the manga on September 21st.
  • The Yuki Yuna is a Hero manga adaptation will end August 30th after coming back from a long hiatus last year that was due to the author’s failing health.
  • Fanthom Events is planning on screening Perfect Blue in US theaters this September in both dub and sub modes.
  • The anime adaptation for Demon Slayer: Kimestu no Yaiba will be premiering next Spring.
  • Makoto Shinkai is teasing a new film in the works for next year but there is no word on what the film may be about except boys and girls in adolescence.
  • Production IG has revealed that the new anime adaptation of Ghost in the Shell will have two 12-episode seasons.
  • Mitsuru Adachi’s Mix baseball manga will be getting an anime adaptation in Spring 2019.
  • Viz Media’s Boys Love imprint SuBLime has licensed Love in Limbo, Candy Color Paradox manga for US release.
  • Keisuke Sato’s Little Witch Academia manga set to end in August.
  • My Anime List has posted a recent update about site changes and features that are now available again on the website.
  • Steins;Gate 0’s English Voice Actor for Mayuri is discontinuing her role due to time constraints.

Comic News

  • A group of comic book creators have formed a new collective called Circle Pit Press, dedicated to a mutual elevation of its creators.
  • DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan Didio has expressed concern over what he calls an “oversaturation” of the direct market in response to the previously noted 6.7% drop in comic sales last year.
  • Ron Wimberly’s Romeo and Juliet hip-hop themed adaptation comic Prince of Cats has been greenlit for a film adaptation.
  • Spotify has announced they are partnering with Archie Comics for an animated series that will be streamed on the platform.

Featured Articles

  • Women Write about Comics discusses why Marvel Rising’s numbering scheme and Marvel Comic’s love of #1 issues has made it hard to newcomers to get into reading comics.
  • The Comics Beat sits down with Ken Niimura (I Kill Giants) on his work as a comic creator in both Japan and the US and some of the differences he’s encountered.
  • Crunchyroll sits down with a med student to talk about what the anime Cells at Work got rights with the show and what they think may happen in future episodes.
  • The Sakuga Blog discusses the start of digital animation in Japan, highlighting those revolutionaries of the web generation.
  • Comicbook.com sits down with My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi to talk about what western comic inspirations he drew from for his story.

Featured Videos

  • Innuendo Studios has created a video essay in which he makes the argument that Lady Eboshi in Princess Mononoke is wrong to do what she does.
  • Mother’s Basement lays out some good reasons for why we should be watching the new Pokemon Sun and Moon anime.

Featured WordPress Post

  • Welcome to the Hell Zone talks about the process of writing reviews and the kinds of questions that reviewers should consider when they go to start writing.

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2 thoughts on “Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (7/30 – 8/5)

  1. Thank you for featuring me!

    As always, I learned a bunch that I missed from these posts…Prince of Cats sounds amazing & I can’t believe I never knew there was a hip-hop comic about Romeo & Juliet…now I gotta get into that before the movie!

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