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

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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

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

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