Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (6/3 – 6/9)

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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 hope you all are enjoying Pride Month so far. I have some plans for more rant reviews coming up in the next few weeks as well as finally finishing our Fruits Basket read-through. Anyways, for highlights this week: the United Nations is considering a proposal to ban all questionable depictions of minors in media which would include anime and manga; DC’s Vertigo imprint may be shutting down soon; and Marvel is reconsidering how it handles the death of its characters in future comics. Be sure to also check out the articles and videos down below, there are a ton of great Pride Month content. As always, let me know if I’ve missed something important, and have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

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Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (5/27 – 6/2)

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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. June in Pride Month and I’m thinking of reviewing a bunch of queer and LGBT comics and manga along with finishing my Fruits Basket read-through, so you can hit me up down below in the comments or on Twitter with your favorites. In terms of highlights for this week: the Japanese government is looking into new guidelines for the anime industry to improve working conditions; Akira Toriyama has been knighted in France; and Robert Pattinson has been officially confirmed as the new Batman. Check below for more interesting articles and videos. Youtube was down for a while this afternoon, but videos should now be linked below. As always, if I missed something important, let me know in the comments and have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (5/20 – 5/26)

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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 know I’m a little late this week, but it’s just too nice outside right now to stay inside all day writing. I hope you all are having similarly nice weather this weekend especially those of you in the US who have tomorrow off like I do. Anyways, highlights for this week’s news are as follows: Warner Bros has released more information and a release date for the live action Akira movie; Controversy is brewing on twitter among the Unionize Comics crowd over the recently deceased Marvel colorist Justin Ponsor; and tons of new anime are coming to Netflix next month including the second season of Aggretsuko. Make sure you also check below for a ton of cool articles and videos from this week, and, as always, have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (5/13 – 5/19)

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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. I’m writing this on Saturday night so I apologize if I miss anything that has been announced on Sunday. The anime and article sections are also a little sparse for news and content this week, but I expect more news will be forthcoming closer to the end of the anime season. In terms of highlights for this week: Penguin Random house is teaming up with Square Enix to release a new line-up of English-language manga; new developments are revealed in the Oni Press/Lion Forge merger; and Shinichiro Watanabe has directed a cool new music video with Flying Lotus that looks pretty great. Be sure to check out the other items and videos linked below and let me know if I missed anything cool this past week. As always, have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (5/6- 5/12)

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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 have returned from my short hiatus and am feeling much better, so I’ll be hopefully going back to a Wednesday/Saturday schedule of reviews with our regular Sunday news for the following weeks. If anything changes or I feel the need for another short break, I’ll let you all know. For now, the highlights of this week are: Lion Forge and Oni Press have merged leading to a bunch of layoffs in the industry; Funimation has hired ex-Crunchyroll exec to be their new GM; and Marvel topped 50% marketshare last month for the first time in nearly a decade. Be sure to check out the articles and videos I linked to below as well. There’s some good stuff this week, especially from Twitter. Let me know if I’ve missed anything, and as always, enjoy your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom- Your Weekly News Round-Up (4/8 – 4/14)

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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. Anime Boston is coming up next week as is Easter weekend, so the next news post may be cancelled, but I’ll let you know. As for news items this week: the Studio Madhouse employee who collapsed seeks compensation for more than 200 hours of unpaid overtime; Disney+ begins to announce the new Marvel series coming to its platform; and the Library of Congress considers digitizing its whole collection over the next couple years. Be sure to check out the articles and videos linked below and let me know if I’ve missed anything. As always, enjoy your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom: Your Weekly News Round-Up (4/1 – 4/7)

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Welcome back to another installment in “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 finally back after a very long and tiring weekend at PAX East, but I had an amazing time and will be getting some more reviews up this week hopefully. My Fruits Basket read-through is still going on and volume five’s review will be posted sometime this week, so keep an I out or feel free to catch up on 1-4 if you haven’t already. In terms of news items this week: Studio Madhouse is in the news after one of thier employees collapsed from overwork; Netflix has announced the casting for the Cowboy Bebop live-action series; and Captain Marvel has hit the 1 Billion worldwide sales mark. Be sure to check out some of the articles and videos linked below and, as always, enjoy your Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (3/18 – 3/24)

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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. Its looks to have been a slow news week in terms of major items to talk about but a massively busy week in terms of new anime announcements. I’m sure I missed some, but I made sure to list some of the majorly talks about anime announcements below. In terms of news for this week: Crunchyroll is upping its subscription price; Viz Media is calling for original graphic novel pitches for its new imprint; and KamehaCon is coming under fire after going back on its cancellation of Vic Mignogna’s convention appearance. Be sure to also check out the videos and articles below. I might be off next Sunday since I’ll be attending PAX East, but I’ll let you all know via here or Twitter if that is indeed the case. As always, have a great Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (3/11 – 3/17)

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Welcome back to another installment in “Last Week in Geekdom” where I comb the internet for all the news you need to know so you don’t have to. Apologies about the lack of news last week, I just realistically could not complete it in time after getting no sleep the night before. This week’s a little thin on featured articles and videos, but there are still a lot of news and announcements to go over especially in the anime area. The anime season’s coming to a close which means more announcements for upcoming shows. I haven’t captured them all, so let me know in the comments if I left something off that should have been mentioned. Also let me know in the comments if you found a particularly interesting article or video that could have been included here as well. As for highlights from this week: Adult Swim and Crunchyroll form a partnership; Netflix is releasing a ton of new anime original content; and James Gunn has been rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Check out the other content posted below and, as always, have a great Sunday! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (2/25 – 3/3)

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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, but I managed to get an extra post up last week, so if you haven’t seen my most recent Waxing Philosophical, I would suggest giving it a look. As for news items for last week: Japan Cartoonists Association has voiced some support and issues with Japan’s changes to their copyright code; Captain Marvel has been getting review bombed on Rotten Tomatoes; and manga sees a good year sales wise with Viz Media. Be sure to check out the articles and videos I’ve linked below, and as always, have a great Sunday! Continue reading