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This Week in Anime: Fairytail, Maquia and More…

Hello, Anifriends!

We are back again this week to talk about some anime-related news. Nothing super exciting like last week, which you can read here, but Fairytail fans should be excited if you have not been in the loop. With that being said, let’s get started.

Details on Fairytail Sequel Manga and Anime Cast


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A couple of important pieces of Fairytail new were revealed this week. The first of which are new details on the Fairytail manga sequel that was announced last week. The manga will be supervised, not written by, Hiro Mashima, and the story will apparently focus on the guild after the end of the original manga. In other words, it looks like this is going to be a direct sequel.

The second piece of news concerns the status of the cast for the Fairytail anime. Among those who have listed their return are Tetsuya Kakihara as Natsu, Aya Hirano as Lucy, Rie Kugimiya as Happy, Yuichi Nakamura as Gray and Sayaka Ohara as Erza. A-1 Pictures will be returning to produce the series, and Shinji Ichihara will reprise his role as director.

The Fairytail manga is one that I have always wanted to get around to reading but have never had the time. If I ever do though, I am really glad that there will be a sequel waiting for me as well. As for the anime, I am always excited for more Fairytail. I know that it is not exactly one of the best Shonen series out there, but I am kind of biased because I grew up with it.

Anime Film Maquia Comes to North America


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About a month ago it was announced that P.A. Works would be debuting a new anime film named Maquia, the story of a girl whose family and home are destroyed and has to escape in order to start a new life. It has now been announced that the company Eleven Arts will be licensing and screening the film in North America. It was reported that the film will be screened in multiple theatres on July 20th.

I was genuinely interested in this film as soon as I saw it, and now that it is coming to theatres, I will be eagerly waiting to buy my tickets. Actually, more anime films coming to theatres, in general, is good, because it means western audiences can have the opportunity to enjoy anime in a format that we only usually reserve for blockbuster releases.

Cowboy Bebop’s Anniversary: A Special


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Unfortunately, I missed this story from last week because I was not paying attention, so I thought I would make up for it now. Last week, on April 3, Cowboy Bebop hit its 20th anniversary, originally airing on April 3rd, 1998, produced by Studio Sunrise.

Full disclosure: I have only seen 4 episode of the show, and I probably will not end up finishing it for a while. I wanted to take the time to make a comment because I think it is important to celebrate milestones like this. Anime has been a niche community for most of its existence and is only now getting mainstream recognition from mainstream culture. If we don’t celebrate important pieces of art in the anime community, then people will not know what makes it so special to begin with.

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This Week in Anime: 3-1-18

Welcome back, one and all, to another edition of This Week in Anime. Unfortunately, there is not much worth talking about this week, but that does not mean there is nothing to talk about. With that being said, let’s get into the stories.

Air Gear Mangaka to Adapt Bakemonogatari into a Manga

Ito Ogure, who is best known for his hit series Air Gear, was recently announced by Kodansha comics to be working on adapting the Bakemonogatari series into manga form. Kodansha had been teasing fans of the series for over two weeks about who exactly was going to be heading the project and today made their decision public. Ogure has been criticized in the past for his lack of narrative flair, but was chosen by Kodansha for his impressive artwork.

I can’t say that I’m particularly attached to the Monogatari series, seeing as I’ve never seen it, but as someone who has read some of the Air Gear manga that it will look good. Ogure as a mangaka is basically the exact opposite of Hijame Isayama(Attack on Titan), in that his art is really good, but his stories are somewhat lackluster.

New/Upcoming Releases

Since there is not a lot of other specific anime related news, here are some upcoming series/movies you might have missed.


Maquia centers around a group of people known as the lolf, who happen to have access to eternal youth. Jealously of this small people rises, and eventually, the village gets attacked. Left stranded after her home is destroyed, Maquia finds herself all alone, until one day she decides to adopt an orphan boy, and her life with him becomes ever more complicated.

I’ll be honest: I don’t expect much from the film. That doesn’t mean I think it will be bad, however, I do need to see a bit more before I’m fully convinced this will be something special. The writing credit of Mari Okada is something to look at, but overall, at least for now, I’ll pass.

Grand Blue

College is a time in life that largely gets ignored in anime, but the announcement of a new summer anime is looking to change that.

Grand Blue follows Iori Kitahara, a new college student in Izu City. Iori decides that he really wants to join his colleges diving club, only to find out that the others are pretty crazy. Even though Iori really wants to dive, his crazy new friends and a lot of alcohol always seem to be getting in the way.

This could be fun…is really all I can say. The trailer shown above is not much to go, and the director is Shinji Takamatsu, who has most prominently worked on Gintama before this series. I guess I’ll say I’m optimistic, at least for now.

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