This Week in Anime: Live-Action Bleach, InkyPen, and More…
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I’ll be honest, this week was a lot more interesting for me than the last few weeks. Sure, we got some new anime releases, and as always people writing some awesome stuff, but a lot of interesting things have been announced this week, and I’m just generally excited about what’s to come.
Here’s what’s new when it comes to shows.
Shonen-Jump Rom-Com “We Never Learn” Gets TV Anime
On Monday, the official website and Twitter account for the TV anime “We Never Learn” Announced new details about the project. Among these new details are the director of the show, who will be Yoshiaki Iwasaki(The Familiar of Zero, Love Hina). It was also revealed that the screenwriter will be Go Zappa, who screen wrote “Chronicles of the Going Home Club” and that Masakatsu Sasaki will be the character designer. Sasaki has previously done character designs for “Saki” and “A-Channel”
The show’s story will follow a well-educated boy hoping to successfully tutor two girls in order to get them scholarships. The only problem is that the two girls want to study outside of their talents. One is a science nerd who wants to study Liberal Arts, and the other is a reader who wants to be a scientist.
Fairytail Website Releases PV for Upcoming Series Finale
The official website for the Fairytail Anime released a Promotional Video for the final season of the fairytail anime. The video, shown above, gives small details about the new series, like character costumes and a glimpse of the actual story, among a cut of action scenes from the show.
Simultaneously, the site also released promotional art for the next season. The art depicts Natsu and Zeref, two characters who, in the last season, were revealed to be related.
The series is slated for a release this fall, with the first episode being released in October.
Bleach Live Action Movie Coming to Netflix
In a video that came out last week, Netflix announced their list of new arrivals for September. The most interesting reveal on that list? Bleach. According to the list, the live-action adaptation of bleach that was released in Japanese theatres earlier this year will be coming state-side. The movie will be released on Netflix on September 14th, according to the same video.
The live action movie covers the first major arc of the Bleach manga, known as the Substitute Shinigami Arc, because of its focus on the main character Ichigo Kurosaki.
New Service “InkyPen” Coming to Nintendo Switch
A new service called “InkyPen” recently announced that they would be available on the Nintendo Switch. The service is, surprisingly enough, a comic streaming service. As they write on their website, “InkyPen allows you to read thousands of comics from a wide selection of publishers and artists on Nintendo Switch. All content is available upon subscription, no premiums, no piecemeal content.”
This information is also interesting for another reason: the service seems to only be available on the Nintendo Switch. According to the Press Kit available on their website, The Switch is the only device on which the service is accessible.
The Price per month will be 7.99, and will give readers access to over 10,000 different comics and graphic novels, including many different manga series.
Here are so awesome articles from around the web this week.
What’s up with Crunchyroll?
Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews gives a bit more of a sober take on the recent debacle surrounding Crunchyroll, including their first-ever original series “High Guardian Spice.” Short, but definitely well written. Go ahead and give it a read.
Over on BiblioNyan, there is a great article about 5 books for newbs when it comes to Japanese books. I’ve definitely been more interested in reading Japanese literature, and the books they describe definitely sound awesome. Check it out.
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