News Weekend Wrapup 27/9 - 3/10
Convention season is just about over, so that means we can return to the Weekend Wrapups! This week's picks appear to be death and life themed and i'm not quite sure how that happened;
- Anime Hall of Fame cancelled: They have decided that the money is better spent elsewhere.
- Gantz returns this week: The final phase of this bloody, gore filled manga should be excellent.
- Saiyuki starts on Screening Room+: Code Geass R2 to start soon.
- Gigantor Revealed: 19 meters of glorious mecha!
- A sydney student is found with detailed Death Note.
It's not flawless, but Attack on Titan's dub is raw in the best way, successful at yanking out heartstrings and more impressively, maintaining the show's healthy sense of humor. The end result is one of the strongest dubs heard in many years.
Do screeners really sway critics to giving positive reviews? Is this the end of an era? Why can't you see the dub of Blue Dragon anywhere? And why are late night anime selling more on Blu-ray?
Jason checks out Hideki Ohwada's politically-charged mahjong manga, The Legend of Koizumi.
Yamato 2199 starts with a slow burn, but as the titular space battleship rises into space, the series finds its stride and only gains momentum.
In our second Space Dandy interview, Mike talks to Bahi JD, an animator who started with animated GIFs and wound up working on Kids on the Slope!
This week, Todd herds Kickstarters about hamsters, transhumanism, and pure chaos! Plus Freedom Wars, Oreshika, and an unoriginal take on Sega classics.
Giovanni's Island is as powerful as it is predictable. It may be one of the few films to focus on the Kuril Islands, but its tale will prove immediately familiar to anyone acquainted with cinema's typical treatments of war-torn children.
One of the few anime biographies, Nitaboh is surprisingly formulaic for being a true story.
Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky is in fact about girls with no pants, but if you can get past that conceit, it's an enjoyable book. It's more of a fun diversion than a series to sink your teeth into, but it is also a good way into the franchise.
Deadman Wonderland is overall a very gripping series, at least in its first two volumes. The story is dystopian, frightening, and guaranteed to make you angry.