This Week in Anime: 3-15-18

Hey Anifriends!

I want to first apologize for not having a post up last week. Real life has been a real pain as of late, but I didn’t want to skip giving the news twice in a row because I want to make sure you’re caught up on the most important news. With that being said, let’s jump into it, shall we?

Comedy Version of Romeo and Juliet Gets Anime Adaptation

The story of Romeo and Juliet has been a part of Anime culture ever since Gonzo released a TV anime based on the classic Shakespeare play in 2007. The show, titled Romeo X Juliet, focused more on the Drama aspect of the original story, and also featured mechs. Now, 11 years later, a new twist is being added to the original story: A comedy version titled Boarding School Juliet where the show’s main couple are rival heads of different school dormitories. The show currently has no release date, and none of the production staff has been announced.

As someone who enjoys anime Rom-Coms a lot, this seems like the exact type of show that I could sit down and relax watching, and maybe even get a little teary-eyed at. This definitely looks like something that could be really good, especially with the comedy twist around the two main characters.

First Hand-Drawn Animation Studio in Pakistan Working on Full-Length Feature Film

An article on Goboiano from this week highlighted the work of Mona Animation Studio, Pakistan’s first hand-drawn animation studio. The studio is working on their first project, titled The Glassworker, which Director and head of Mona Animation Usman Riaz said will likely be ready by 2020.

Riaz said in a promotional video released as part of their kickstarter campaign that the studio was once a pipe dream, but that all of the people working under were inspired by watching Ghibli films in their childhood.

Many who were featured in the video said that they had previously never worked in animation, but that Mona had given them the ability to make their dreams a reality.

Overall, this looks like something really cool. It’s exciting when fans can come together and pay tribute not just as fans, but as artists themselves. Not to mention that the actually movie itself also worth watching. Personally, I wish them the best of luck in getting this done.

Shinichiro Watanabe’s “Carol and Tuesday” Will Air in 2019

Shinichiro Watanabe has behind some of anime’s most loved series. From Cowboy Bebop to the more recent hit Psycho-pass, the man truly knows how to please his fans. For his next project, though, it looks as though he might be going in a slightly different direction.

Set to air in 2019, his latest project, Carol and Tuesday, will be a music focused series. Not much else has been released information wise, but the show will be produced by Studio Bones, who has worked with Watanabe on many of his previous projects.

Considering the lack of information, I am a little more hesitant to endorse this, but I can definitely see potential based on the trailer that’s already been released. And considering it’s Watanabe, I have no doubt that their will at least be passion put into it.

What do you guys think though? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!


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