This Week in Anime: Aggretsuko, Princess Mononoke, and More…
Hello again, friends!
Sorry I missed last week. I was planning on releasing it a day late after I had settled in from my trip to Anime Midwest. Btw, I went to Anime Midwest. I never actually made an update about that, so I apologize about that as well. Anyway, without further ado, your weekly dose of anime-related news.
Here are the new announcements for this week.
Aggretsuko Receives Second Season
At a panel during Anime Expo 2018, Netflix announced that one of their more popular shows, Aggretsuko, will be receiving a second season. The announcement was made during their NETFLIX ANIME panel, where they also talked about the release date of Castlevania season 2. The show will be released sometime in 2019
Aggretsuko’s story follows an Anthropomorphic Red Panda named Retsuko, who works at a terrible desk job that she hates more than anything else. In order to get rid of her anger, she goes to Karaoke and sings Death Metal.
Netflix’s Ultraman Adaptation to be Released in 2019
Along Aggretsuko and others, the newest incarnation of a much older series Ultraman will be coming to Netflix next year. The show is based on the Manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimiguchi in 1967. A specific release date has not yet been confirmed, but it will be a worldwide release so there will be no delays.
Ultraman follows Shinjiro, a normal teen living his normal teen life when all of sudden he gets blessed with incredible powers. The “Ultraman Factor” as its called, awakens within him, and he must now use his powers to protect the earth.
Studio Trigger Becomes the First Studio to Use Patreon
This Week, Studio Trigger, creators of shows such as Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia, has launched their very own Patreon. The Page already has over 2,500 supporters and the studio is now receiving over 8000 dollars a month. On the studio’s page, they say that Trigger “strives for a global audience and values communications with our fans.”
It is no secret that animation studios often have very little money to finance new projects so it would make sense to set up a Patreon page. As their page further describes, “With your support, we would like to forward funds into various aspect of the studio. Possibly a new line of merchandise, attending/conducting more events, or simply providing a little more to our staff.”
Many in the anime community, including prominent Anime YouTuber Digibro, argued that studios should move to a more people focused business model and rely more on services like Patreon.
Princess Mononoke to Return to Theatres for Select Screenings
As part of the 2018 Studio Ghibli Fest, one of the groups most famous works, Princess Mononoke, will be airing in theatres once again for a small period of time. Both GKIDS and Fathom Events will be sponsoring three dates on which the film will premiere: Sunday, July 22, 12:55 Local time, Monday, July 23, 7:00 Local time, and Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 Local Time.
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A Better Anime Awards?!
Ayano of KawaiiPaperPandas is collaborating with Raistlin on a new project that has been tenuously named the WordPress Anime Awards. After much anger at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards last year, she and Raistlin decided that it was time to start their own.
Anime That Ruin Childhood Dreams
Scott of Mechanical Anime Reviews put out a list of series that on the surface look innocent, but are actually quite terrifying. Many series like this look like this because of the aesthetic quality of anime production, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be truly horrifying. A great list and an article you should definitely give a read.
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