This Week in Anime: 12-14-17

Sorry guys, you might end up seeing this a day late because I had a lot going on. School is just about done, and then I am finally on break. Yes! Anyway, here is this week’s important anime news. Oddly enough, a lot of movies were announced this week.

My Hero Academia Movie to Premier in Summer 2018

Along with the series’ third season, It has been announced that My Hero Academia will be receiving a movie. Mangaka Kohei Horikoshi hinted at the movie’s plotline, specifying that the movie will focus on a certain character’s background. Many fans have taken this to be a hint at a movie focused around All Might, who has been left mysteriously undeveloped. There are currently no other details about the movie.

Live Action Battle Angel Alita Trailer Released

Based on the 1990 manga by Yukito Kishiro, Alita Battle Angel will be coming to theatres in 2018. The movie is set to be produced by famed director James Cameron, responsible for Alien and Avatar, and will be directed by Robert Rodriguez, who was chosen by Cameron because of his similar love for the series. Rodriguez is mostly known for his direction of From Dusk til Dawn and the Spy Kids films. The movie will follow the story of the original manga, about Alita, a cyborg who has lost her memories and is rebuilt by Dr. Daisuke Ido after he found Alita in a scrap pile. She spends her time hunting down cyborg criminals and playing the fictional sport motoball.

Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai no Mirai Released

Another new trailer was released this week. This time: Mamoru Hosoda’s next film. The acclaimed director is responsible for film’s like Wolf Children and The Girl Who Lept Through Time will be directing this film which is set to air in July of next year. On the home page of the movie’s website, Hosoda left a message for viewers about the story of the movie, saying:

One house and one garden. I would like to draw out a huge loop that is made up of a large circulation of life and human life through only one family that
is everywhere . I want to talk about the biggest theme using the smallest motif . I would like to open up new expressions for new family members using entertainment methods . It seems calmly at first sight, in fact, it has a great ambition.

A lot of exciting news for me this week, but what did you guys think? Will any of these movies be good? Will they all be bad? Let me know in the comments down below. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!


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