This Week in Anime: OWLS, Tokyo Ghoul, and More…
I’ve been trying for a little bit now to think of a good opening line for my posts, but nothing has really come to me. Until I think of one, the intros for my posts will continue to be improvised on a case by case basis. Regardless, welcome back to this week in anime. Let’s get started.
Here are some of the newer shows that have been announced within the last week.
Tokyo Ghoul:re Confirmed for Second Season
A second season to the sequel series of Tokyo Ghoul has now been officially confirmed by Studio Pierrot. The second season will air this October during the fall 2018 anime season. A few changes have been made to the production staff, including a change in the director from Shuhei Orita to Odahiro Watanabe.
For those who are unaware, Tokyo Ghoul:re’s story centers around Ken Kaneki, who is now Haise Sasaki after the CCG captured him and erased his memories. Haise, with many questions about his unknown past, now works for the CCG as a ghoul investigator and leads a special squad of artificial ghouls. Using his position at the CCG, Haise continues to look for clues about who he was.
“The Deer King” Novels to Receive Anime Adaptation
A series of Japanese novels known as “The Deer King” is reportedly in the works for an anime adaptation. The series, written by author Nahoko Uehashi, has become a favorite among many Japanese readers, with over 1.5 million copies in print, according to the latest stats. There are currently no other details known about the production, as of the writing of this piece.
The story of the novels mostly revolves around a character named Van. After losing a war to protect his kingdom and his village, Van is sent away to be a slave in the salt mines. Around the same time, a serious illness shows up, and almost everyone in the mines is infected. Van then uses the opportunity, and along the way meets a doctor who is looking for a cure.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure to Premiere this Fall
It was announced earlier this morning that the 5th part of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure series will air in the Fall of this year. Titled Golden Wind, the series story will pick up right where part four left off. The series will be animated by David Production and will be directed by Yasuhiro Kimura and Hideya Takahashi.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure follows the Joestar family and tells of the many adventures and battles faced by the family’s many generations.
Robotics;Notes Visual Novel to be Released on Nintendo Switch
On Sunday, during a live stream, the president of video game developer MAGES revealed that the visual novel for the popular series Robotics;Notes will be getting ported to the Nintendo Switch. Robotics;Notes was originally available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 when it was initially released.
The story of Robotics;Notes follows Kai, a regular high school kid whose childhood friend Aki forces him to join the Robotics club at her school so that she can follow in her sister’s footsteps. On the way to achieving this goal, Kai and Aki will find themselves caught up in a conspiracy to take over the world.
Here are some articles I really enjoyed reading this week.
Interviews with the Megalobox Crew
This week, Crunchyroll got a few exclusive interviews with a few of the members of the Megalobox team. This first article is an interview with the series director, and the second article is talks with both the composer and sound director for the series. Both are enjoyable reads and give great insight as to some of the inspiration behind the decisions made in the production of the show.
OWLS Post Shoutout
I absolutely had to give a shoutout to my fellow OWLS member Naja and her wonderful piece on Piano no Mori. Its an in-depth look at the show’s main characters and provides great insight as to their motivations and what makes them tick. I would highly recommend giving it a read.
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