Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (11/18 – 11/24)

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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. Sorry about the lack of posts lately. I got some bad news this week both work related and personal so I’ve been trying to relax and do some other things to take care of myself. Things might be a little slow with the holidays coming up, but I’ll try and get one or two reviews up next week if I can. Anyways, in terms of highlights for the week: Kyoto Animation is preparing to tear down the studio damaged by arson very soon; a new manga subscription service has just launched; and Alan Moore’s getting a lot of flack on the internet again. Be sure to check out the articles and videos below, and as always, have a great rest of your Sunday. Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (11/11 – 11/17)

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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. Sorry about the lack of posts lately. I took a day drip last weekend and now the new Pokemon game has sucked up some of my time. Posts will continue though, just not on a regular schedule, and will probably slow a bit around the holidays due to travel and family obligations. Anyways, as for highlights for this week: the new Sandman TV series is confirmed as having two seasons; One Piece will be ending its manga run in five years; and Eisner award-winning comics journalist Tom Spurgeon has passed away. Be sure to check out the articles and videos below, and as always, have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (10/21 – 10/27)

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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. The month of October is coming to an end and I must say it’s been fun visiting fantasy and witch-themed manga and anime for the last month. I’ve got at least one more review for you all next week before October and spooky-season ends, but I also hope you’ll go back and take a look at the rest of the reviews as well. As for news highlights this week: Japan responds to the Kyoto Animation fire with new regulations; the Joker has become the highest grossing R-rated film to date; and rumors are abound that actor Jared Leto tried to shut down the new Joker film. Be sure to check out the articles and videos linked below and, as always, have a great Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (10/14 – 10/20)

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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 month has been very hectic for me with the October Fantasy Special reviews (which you should all read, if you haven’t already checked them out) and the yearly Inktober art challenge. New reviews will keep coming out though, so keep an eye out! This week in news was a lot more busy than last week. Some highlights from the week: GKIDS announced that pretty much all Ghibli movies will be available for streaming on HBO Max next Spring; Crunchyroll will be partnering with WebToons to bring more animated content based off their comics; and Netflix is planning a new animated series based off the hit graphic novel series BONE. Be sure to check the articles and videos down below, and as always, have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-up (10/7 – 10/13)

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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 been a busy week for me in terms of October specials, so if you haven’t checked out some of my reviews of magic and fantasy-themed anime, manga, and comics I’d highly suggest heading over to my home page and scrolling through. A new special will be going up tomorrow. However, it’s been a very slow week for news. I had a lot of trouble finding major news items for the anime and manga section but there were quite a few series announcements that I listed below. What I’m really excited about is the announcement that Lore Olympus from Webtoons is getting an animated series from the Jim Henson Company. There’s also been a lack of good articles this week, but some pretty good videos I’ve linked below. Be sure to check those out, and have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (9/23 – 9/29)

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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. Next week starts the October Halloween specials on the blog, and I hope you all will stop by during next month to check out some great fantasy/magical anime and manga I’ll be highlighting. As for highlights from this week: Sony Pictures has merged Funimation and Aniplex to improve their world-wide distribution; HIDIVE and MyAnimeList have formed a partnership; and the Joker movie is drawing a lot of controversy and fears of violence as it begins screening in theaters. Make sure to check out some of the articles and videos linked below as well, and as always, have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (9/16 – 9/22)

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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. I’ve been slowly getting back into writing and will have an announcement on some special posts for the month of October coming up next week, so keep an eye out for those. There wasn’t too much going on in the anime/manga front for news this week except for a few key season announcements. As for highlights for this week: Promare hit #3 on one of its days in theaters in the US; The Boondocks will be getting a reboot on HBO Max; and “Carmen San Diego” is under fire after its Philipine studio fired an animator for asking for better pay. Be sure to check out the interviews and videos linked below, and as always, have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (9/2 – 9/8)

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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. I’m back from vacation and trying to put together a few posts for the blog. I know it’s been sparse lately, but between work, wedding planning, and general exhaustion I just haven’t had the energy or head space to write anything. I’ll get back into though, and you can count on consistent news posts like these in the interim. Anyways, in terms of highlights from this week: the court case brought by Vic Mignogna against Funimation and various voice actors has been dismissed; the piracy site MangaRock has shut down and is rebranding to an official comics platform; and Marvel is partnering with Shonen Jump to bring some Marvel themed manga to their audience. Be sure to check out the articles and videos list below (I highly recommend The Cartoon Ciphers video), and as always, enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (8/12 – 8/18)

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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. Don’t worry guys, I’m still alive, just dealing with some writer’s block at the moment that I’m hoping to push through. I’ve been trying to get some posts up this week, but it just hasn’t been working out. I’ll have something up for you all soon. In the meantime, as for news for this week: Our Dreams at Dusk was nominated for a Harvey Award; the Lumberjanes live action movie has been cancelled; and a new Magicians spin-off comic series is in the works. In general there wasn’t much news on the anime and comics front, but there were a lot of interviews comic out which I have linked to below so be sure to check some of those out. And, as always, have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading