This Week in Anime: Kingdom Hearts 3, The Anime Dormitory, and More…
There is definitely a lot to cover this week. B: The Begining, one of Netflix’s flagship projects for its mission to bring more anime to its platform, has been confirmed for a second season, Kingdom Hearts 3 now has an official release date, and a new project is being launched by “The Animator Supporters.” Lets get started.
Here this week’s announcements for new animated projects
“B: The Beginning” Receives Second Season
At the Annecy International Festival of Animated film this year, Netflix excited many fans by announcing a follow-up to one of their most popular exclusive titles: “B: The Beginning. According to Netflix, the second season will supposedly be released “soon,” presumably in 2018.
The show’s first season was released in 2017 as part of Netflix’s attempt to have more exclusive anime titles on their platform. The story follows Keith Flick, a detective that has been recently assigned to investigate a double-murder, which is suspected to be part of the work of a dangerous serial killer. Joined by Koku, Keith works to bring the serial killer to justice.
“As Miss Beelzebub Likes” Gets TV Anime
Have you ever wondered what meeting Beelzebub would be like? Well, you can find out in the new series animated by Liden Films. The latest issue of Square Enix’s Shonen Monthly GanGan announced that the series would be receiving a full TV anime in October of this year.
The Story centers around Murin, who finally gets his dream job of being able to serve the demon king Beelzebub. However, when he finally gets the chance to meet his new boss, Murin find himself a little disappointed.
Non-Profit Group “The Animator Supporters” Launches New Campaign to Give Animators the Profits
In their newest effort to help struggling Animators living in Japan, a non-profit group known as “The Animator Supporters” has launched a new campaign that will help animators make an anime on their own. According to the group’s GoGetFunding page, the reason that they decided to launch the project is because of the current system of anime leaving many aspiring animators in poverty. “The next stage is, to create a new anime-making system in which profits made by the sales of anime actually return to animators. One of the biggest reasons why animators’ salaries are so low is the current anime-making system.”
“The Animator Supporters” are conducting the project with a group of animators that they had previously participated in a different project known as “The Animator Dormitory.” That project helped raise money for animators looking for housing in Tokyo, where housing costs are high, and where most of the major animation studios, including fan favorites like Production I.G., A-1 Pictures, and Madhouse, are located. According to the group, “The Animator Dormitory” is expected to house about 35 animators by the end of the year.
Kingdom Hearts 3 Gets Official Release Date
During the slew of exciting announcments that came out of E3 this year, one stood out as being particularly long-anticipated. After years of waiting since its first announcement at E3 in 2015, Kingdom Hearts 3 has received an official release date. It is has been confirmed by the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account that the game will be released on January 29th, 2019.
Time to call some attention to things I enjoyed reading this week.
A Highly Anticipated Viewing of Hyouka
In an Article on Crunchyroll New, Joshua Stevens wrote about his first time watching Hyouka. It was a very well written piece, and Stevens made a lot of interesting comparisons, especially between Hyouka and another KyoAni show, Chunnibyo. You should definitely check it out.
LitaKino of LitaKinoAnimeCorner wrote about why Sailor Jupiter is her blog’s mascot. It is a fun read, even if you are not familiar with her content. Everyone loves a good origin story, right? Either way, it is enjoyable.
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