This Week in Anime: Tokyo Ghoul, SSSS.GRIDMAN, and More…

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Another week, more news. Let’s get started.

Tokyo Ghoul:re Season 2 Premieres October 9th

It was announced earlier this week on Sunday that the second season of Tokyo Ghoul:re that is airing this season will start airing on October 9th. The season will be continuing the show which initially aired its first season earlier this year.

Also, this week came a new PV for the show’s second season which details some of the story in the upcoming episodes. The trailer shows what looks to be more of Kaneki’s conflict with his identity, and where he wants to be within society.

Russian State Media Outlet Releases False Information About Anime

In a report from the Russian State Media Outlet, the agency claimed that among other things, Anime is responsible for children having “suicidal thoughts.” It also claimed that anime would make them “rebel against their parents,” and that kids would be “inclined towards homosexuality.”

The article goes on to document the stories of a few different parents who say their kids have been adversely affected by anime. Despite that, the article does not cite any sources for their claims other than the support of a woman named Elena Ivanova.

The article was released last week, and according to the view count at the top of the page, has been viewed over 140,000 times.

New Anime SSSS.GRIDMAN to Air this Fall

Studio Trigger recently released a trailer a few key visuals for a new anime they are producing this fall. SSSS.GRIDMAN will air starting on October 6th, will follow Yuta Hibiki, a high school student who wakes up one day only to realize he doesn’t remember who he is.

The show is a reboot of an anime that aired between 1993 and 1994 and was produced by Tsuburaya Productions.

Article Shout-Outs

Here are some awesome articles and posts from this week.

Getting People to Watch Anime

Irina from I drink and watch anime has a great post about getting family and friends to watch anime. It’s a fun post, and a lot of it actually does make a lot of sense. Check it out.

Miss Kobayashi Anime vs Manga

Cactus Matt from Anime Q and A has another one of his Anime and Manga comparison posts, this time on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. As always, he does a good job weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each. Definitely give this one a read.


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