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This Week in Anime: 2-22-18

Henlo, Anifriends,

First, let me say I apologize the blog has been a little lite on content as of late. School and other stressors have been getting in the way of being able to be creative. I will have something a bit different up tomorrow, so look forward to that. With that being said, in a return to spirit this week, there were a lot of anime announcements this week, both new releases and release days for already announced projects.

“DanMachi” Announcement Reveals Season 2 and An Original Movie Are Coming

At the recent Wonder Fest event in Japan, it was announced that DanMachi will be receiving not only a second season but an original movie written by Fujino Omori, the series’ creator. Not many details have been released, so it is unclear whether or not J.C. Staff, who created the show’s first season, will be returning to work on season two. A trailer has already been released for the second season:

As someone who has not seen DanMachi’s first season, I cannot really say I am all that excited. I have heard many good things about the show’s first season, but until I see it, I will just have to go on others reactions.

“Kaiji” Spin-off Manga Gets Anime Adaptation


The popular franchise “Kaiji,” which centers around a man caught in debt trying to gamble his way out, inspired a spin-off about the series’ first main antagonist, and now that spin-off will get its own anime. The series titled “Middle Management Chronicle Tonegawa” is a comedy that centers around Tonegawa’s dealings with other Black Suits in the underworld of gambling.

Similar to “Danmachi,” “Kaiji” is a series I have yet to properly dive into on a serious level. It does look like a show I would enjoy a lot, but being so busy lately, I cannot just dump 12+ hours into a series anymore, so it will have to stay on the back burner for now.

“Piano no Mori” and “Tokyo Ghoul:re” Get Official Release Dates

Both “Piano no More” and “Tokyo Ghoul:re” have received official release dates for the spring season of 2018. “Piano no Mori will premiere on April ninth, and “Tokyo Ghoul:re” will be released on April third.”

Based on the information that has been released so far, Piano no Mori doesn’t really look that promising. However, I am extremely excited for the continuation of Tokyo Ghoul. It was a series that really grabbed my attention when I first started it, and now that it is back I cannot help but just sit anxiously waiting.

What do you guys think? Excited for any of these announcements? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos! Also, if you like what you’re reading and want to support The Aniwriter, consider supporting the blog on Patreon. It would mean a lot and you can do so for as little as a dollar.



This Week in Anime: 2-1-18

Welcome, once again Friendos! Time to talk about some anime news. There are a lot of interesting stories this week, some of which I’m really happy about. With that said, let’s get started.

Log Horizon Volume 11 to be Released in March

After a long period of uncertainty for English speaking fans after the author Mamare Touno was charged with tax evasion, the 11th volume of Log Horizon has been slated for a released date. The announcement came from Kadokawa’s official website, which has the official release date set on March 20th. Touno has also released volumes 12 and 13 online without illustrations from Kazuhiro Hara.

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ve probably heard me talk about Log Horizon before, because I love it. I still haven’t read most of the light novels, but hearing that the volumes are back on a regular release schedule makes me feel a lot better about starting reading it again.

Piano Forest TV Anime Reveals Production Details

Originally a manga in 1998 and a film by Studio Madhouse in 2007, The Piano Forest is receiving a full TV anime, and the details of the production were released on Wednesday. The staff includes Director Gaku Nakatani who previously has mainly worked in visual effects for 3D animated films, including Monsters vs. Aliens. Sumie Kinoshita, who had previously worked on Girlish Numbers and A Sister’s All You Need, is credited as both character designer and lead animation director. Other information can be found here.

While I did enjoy the 2007 Madhouse adaptation, I’m not entirely convinced based on the info here that this is going to be a quality production. Nakatani’s lack of credentials in the directorial seat does not necessarily mean he cannot make a good show, but I do question his knowledge in areas that would make this a more tightly focused series overall.

One Punch Man Mangaka to Make “Back to the Future” Manga

At an event celebrating the premiere of the movie Ready Player One, Mangaka Yuusuke Murata, responsible for the hit series One Punch Man, announced he would be working on a manga adaptation of the hit movie series Back to the Future. The Manga will officially be called BTTF and will be supervised by the movie’s original screenwriter Bob Gale. Details about the manga, other than it being a direct adaptation of the films, are scarce, but Murata does hope to have the first volume out by April 20th, 2018.


Honestly, I cannot wait to see how this turns out. I am a big fan of Murata’s art style and based on the promotional art released already, this could end up being something great, especially when considering how big a fan Murata is.

What do you guys think about the stories this week? Excited about something I did not mention? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos! Also, if you like the content your reading, consider supporting The Aniwriter on Patreon. It would help pay for supporting the site and being able to make better content.

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