This Week in Anime: Death Note, Vinland Saga, and More…
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This week has a pretty diverse but short amount of news. Some of it you may or may not have been expecting, and some you might have already known about. Either way, let’s get into it.
“Death Note” Film Made by Netflix to Receive Sequel
It was announced recently by Netflix that a sequel film to Adam Wingard’s 2017 Death Note adaptation is in the works. Currently, not much is known about the film, including whether or not Wingard will return to direct it. However, Greg Russo, a writer for “Mortal Combat” and the upcoming “Resident Evil” movie, is currently working on the script.
Many were unsure of the potential of a sequel to Netflix’s live-action rendition of Death Note because of the film being met with middling reviews. However, Wingard had previously pitched the live action version as a trilogy but was given a single movie instead.
Kakegurui Second Season to Air in January 2019
It has been confirmed this week that Kakegurui’s second season, which was confirmed for production earlier this year, is scheduled to be released in January of next year. The announcement was made in tandem with the announcement for a second season of the show’s live-action drama counterpart. It has also been confirmed that all of the previous staff will be returning for the season and studio MAPPA will again be handling the production.
The story of Kakegurui centers around a school where your ability to gamble determines your social status, and if your really bad, you might even become a slave. However, none of this scares the school’s newest transfer student, Yumiko Jabami, who sets out to have the ultimate gambling experience.
Crunchyroll to Release Original Content Through Elation Studios
Elation, the parent company of Crunchyroll and VRV, announced yesterday that they would be opening a new division dedicated to creating original content. Named Elation Studios, one of the divisions first projects will be an original series on Crunchyroll named High Guardian Spice, a show about four girls going to school in order to be Guardians, protectors of the magical realm.
Elation Studios will be headed Magaret Dean, who formerly worked at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and is the current president of Women in Animation. The Studio’s first project High Guardian Spice is being created by Raye Rodriguez, who has said that he’s been a lifelong anime fan. Audu Poden, the director of Animaniacs, will be mentoring Rodriguez during the show’s production.
Vinland Saga Staff Revealed
The official website for the production of the highly popular manga Vinland Saga announced on Monday the show’s key staff and released a visual for the show. Shuhei Yabuta, who has previously directed Inuyashiki, will be directing the show, and Studio Wit, responsible for Attack on Titan and The Ancient Magus Bride, will be handling the production. Additionally, the animation director for Hunter X Hunter Takahiro Abiru will be handling the character designs.
The story of Vinland Saga centers around Thorfinn, the son of one of his clans greatest warriors. However, one day his dad is killed by a mercenary group, and in order to get his revenge, Thorfinn joins the group. This decision gets him involved in the possible overthrow of England.
And now for this week’s awesome articles
Chloe from The Spooky Red Head wrote about her recent experience in an anime club at her university. Not to give any spoilers, but her experience wasn’t exactly positive, to say the least. Still, a fun an interesting post, and one you should definitely give a read.
A City of Gold?
Mel from Mel in Anime Land released their OWLS post today and talked about an anime that I was not aware of called “The Mysterious City of Gold.” Also very much worth reading, so you should check it out.
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