News Weekend Wrapup: 21/Jul - 27/Jul
The Sydney Manga and Anime Show (to be held this coming weekend) will have The Rebuild of Evangelion animation director joining voice actors Masakazu Mortia (Bleach) and Haruko Momoi (Stiens;Gate) for the Saturday event.
The first initial shot taken from the start of filming for the 2014 sequel to live-action Rurouni Kenshin was posted online by star Takeru Satoh's staff. The photo of Satoh as Kenshin Himura in a traditional Japanese building marks the beginning of shooting.
Shūichi Shigeno's Initial D car-racing manga is inspiring an anime film, Shin Gekijō-ban Initial D (New Initial D the Movie), next summer. A new series titled "Final Stage" will cover the manga's final battles. Initial D has been published in Kodansha's Young Magazine since 1995 and concludes in today's issue on Monday the 29th of July.