Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (8/5 – 8/11)

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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 finally back after a week of dealing with a bad cold, and will hopefully have more content for you this week. In other news: Comiket is this weekend, and they have so far attracted 530,000 people; comic writer Jai Nitz has been accused of multiple sexual assaults on women at the University of Kansas; and a No-Deal Brexit may mean an increase in prices for comic readers in the UK. Be sure to check out articles and videos linked below, and as always, have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

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Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (7/22 – 7/28)

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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 this post was a little late today, I was celebrating my cousin’s graduation this weekend and didn’t get the time to finish this up until right now. Anyways, news has still been surrounding the Kyoto Animation fire and the developing coverage of support and the aftermath. So you can see below a list of new articles about the Kyoto Animation tragedy, but this will probably be the last week I do this unless there’s some other big news. As for other highlights this week: a “pro-otaku” politician has been elected to the Japanese House of Councilors who has been supporting legislation backed by many otaku fans; George Takei’s graphic novel They Called Us the Enemy makes it to the New York Times Bestseller list; and Stan Lee gets a street named after him. Be sure to check out 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 (7/15 – 7/21)

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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. Admittedly, a lot has happened this week in the anime and comics news realm. With San Diego Comic-Con taking over this weekend and Kyoto Animation being the target of an arson attack, there’s definitely a lot of news to go around and I’ve tried to capture the main points below. The anime and manga news section now contains a list of coverage for the Kyoto Animation fire so you all can get updated on everything. I’ve also included a list of SDCC announcements in the Comics section. In terms of highlights for this week: one of Kyoto Animation’s buildings was hit by an arson attack killing 34 people; Alan Moore has finally retired from writing comics; and the 2019 Eisner Award winners were announced over the weekend. Be sure to check out the videos and articles below as well, and as always, enjoy the rest of your Sunday! To all those with heat wave advisories like me, stay cool! Continue reading

Last Week in Geekdom – Your Weekly News Round-Up (7/8 – 7/14)

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Welcome back to another “Last Week in Geekdom” where I comb the internet for all the news you need to know so you don’t have to. Sorry the blog has been lacking in content the past couple weeks. Something always seems to come up when I want to sit down and write. I’ll hopefully be getting more things up this week. Anyways, as for highlights from this week: WarnerMedia is launching a new streaming service HBO Max which will feature content from DC Universe and Crunchyroll; Paper Girls has been greenlit for a series on Amazon Prime; and a new boys love manga subscription service started this week. As always be sure to check out the articles and videos down below, and have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

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

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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 being fairly non-existent these last couple days. I needed a break after some work stress, getting evacuated from my apartment for a day, and then the July 4th holiday craziness. Suffice it to say it’s been a long week. I’m hoping to get more posts up next week, finish up Fruits Basket, and start talking about the crap-ton of manga sitting on my selves. But anywho…this week has been pretty busy in terms of anime announcements too with Anime Expo bringing us so much to talk about. Highlights for this week: Sandman is getting a TV series with Netflix; Crunchyroll is partnering with Viz media; and MAD Magazine is shutting down after 67 years of publication. Be sure to check out 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 (6/17 – 6/23)

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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 didn’t miss me last Sunday, but I’m back now and hoping to get more posts up this week to finish off Pride Month and our read-through of Fruits Basket. As for highlights from last week: the internet was abuzz with talk of Evangelion this week after Netflix released its new dub last week, particularly translations and the absence of the iconic ending; Avengers: Endgame is coming back to theaters with new after-the-credits scenes; and DC Comics is doing away with imprints entirely and moving towards an age labeling system for its comics. As always check below for some good articles and videos and have a great rest of your Sunday! Continue reading

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

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