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

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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.


This Week in Anime: OWLS, Tokyo Ghoul, and More…

I’ve been trying for a little bit now to think of a good opening line for my posts, but nothing has really come to me. Until I think of one, the intros for my posts will continue to be improvised on a case by case basis. Regardless, welcome back to this week in anime. Let’s get started.

New Anime

Here are some of the newer shows that have been announced within the last week.

Tokyo Ghoul:re Confirmed for Second Season


A second season to the sequel series of Tokyo Ghoul has now been officially confirmed by Studio Pierrot. The second season will air this October during the fall 2018 anime season. A few changes have been made to the production staff, including a change in the director from Shuhei Orita to Odahiro Watanabe.

For those who are unaware, Tokyo Ghoul:re’s story centers around Ken Kaneki, who is now Haise Sasaki after the CCG captured him and erased his memories. Haise, with many questions about his unknown past, now works for the CCG as a ghoul investigator and leads a special squad of artificial ghouls. Using his position at the CCG, Haise continues to look for clues about who he was.

“The Deer King” Novels to Receive Anime Adaptation

The Deer King

A series of Japanese novels known as “The Deer King” is reportedly in the works for an anime adaptation. The series, written by author Nahoko Uehashi, has become a favorite among many Japanese readers, with over 1.5 million copies in print, according to the latest stats. There are currently no other details known about the production, as of the writing of this piece.

The story of the novels mostly revolves around a character named Van. After losing a war to protect his kingdom and his village, Van is sent away to be a slave in the salt mines. Around the same time, a serious illness shows up, and almost everyone in the mines is infected. Van then uses the opportunity, and along the way meets a doctor who is looking for a cure.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure to Premiere this Fall


It was announced earlier this morning that the 5th part of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure series will air in the Fall of this year. Titled Golden Wind, the series story will pick up right where part four left off. The series will be animated by David Production and will be directed by Yasuhiro Kimura and Hideya Takahashi.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure follows the Joestar family and tells of the many adventures and battles faced by the family’s many generations.

Robotics;Notes Visual Novel to be Released on Nintendo Switch


On Sunday, during a live stream, the president of video game developer MAGES revealed that the visual novel for the popular series Robotics;Notes will be getting ported to the Nintendo Switch. Robotics;Notes was originally available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 when it was initially released.

The story of Robotics;Notes follows Kai, a regular high school kid whose childhood friend Aki forces him to join the Robotics club at her school so that she can follow in her sister’s footsteps. On the way to achieving this goal, Kai and Aki will find themselves caught up in a conspiracy to take over the world.

Awesome Articles

Here are some articles I really enjoyed reading this week.

Interviews with the Megalobox Crew

This week, Crunchyroll got a few exclusive interviews with a few of the members of the Megalobox team. This first article is an interview with the series director, and the second article is talks with both the composer and sound director for the series. Both are enjoyable reads and give great insight as to some of the inspiration behind the decisions made in the production of the show.

OWLS Post Shoutout

I absolutely had to give a shoutout to my fellow OWLS member Naja and her wonderful piece on Piano no Mori. Its an in-depth look at the show’s main characters and provides great insight as to their motivations and what makes them tick. I would highly recommend giving it a read.

What do you guys think of this week’s anime-related news? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to support the Aniwriter through donations or are just feeling generous, consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. Otherwise, thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!

Opening of the Week: Asphyxia by Co Shu Nie (Tokyo Ghoul:re OP)

Tokyo Ghoul:re has been airing this season and…eh, it’s been alright. Personally, I think the show was definitely a bit hyped up. So far, its been really nothing but set up, which only leads me to believe that :re season two is going to be confirmed at the end of the show, which, would not be the worst thing. But aside from that, how does the show’s opening fair?

Well, this is probably going to end up being one of the more negative Opening of the Week posts, because, for me, Asphyxia is really only alright. The band, made up of two members, Mirai Nikamura and Shunsuke Matsumoto, to distinguish the song from other opening themes in the same vein other than the pacing of the music.

The band starts the song with a slow buildup, transitioning into a short but fast-paced piano section followed by a seemingly light electric guitar, which is shoved into the background and hardly makes an impact on the music overall.

Nikamura, the groups lead singer and guitarist, uses her voice well enough, but her voice throughout the song feels a bit high pitched for the atmosphere the song is clearly trying to create with the music. On top of that, her singing often falls off of the rhythm of the music, sounding a lot like she is not trying.

Overall, the opening does not do much to impress, both musically, as well as in the visual department, which does little to differentiate itself from other openings. It is definitely better than the second season opening, but not better than the first by any stretch of the imagination.

What do you guy’s think about this OP from Tokyo Ghoul:re? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to support the Aniwriter through donations or are just feeling generous, consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. Otherwise, thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!

Tokyo Ghoul:re Episode 1 Reaction

Another popular series which is now back on the air, Tokyo Ghoul:re has been extremely anticipated by fans, even six months ago when all we had was a PV. Many did not like the show’s second season for a variety of reasons, including a few divergences from the manga. So, how does this new series stack up?

Well first, let’s talk about the story. Two years after the incident with Aogiri Tree, things have returned to a relative calm. Relative being the key word here. In that time, the CCG, a group of dedicated Ghoul Hunters, have now started a new squadron called the “Quinx,” a group of half-ghouls lead by none other than Kaneki himself, now called Haise Sasaki.

Considering I never read the manga and that I have not bothered to spoil much of the storyline for myself, I went into :re only knowing that there was a two-year time skip. Other than that, I was just wondering exactly what this new season of Tokyo Ghoul had to offer. So, what did it have to offer?

Well, certainly a lot more than My Hero Academia’s first episode. Right away the show begins introducing the cast that is presumably going to have the lion share of the screentime for the season. The first two that we meet are Uri and Shirazu, two members of the Quinx squad and ones that do not seem particularly intelligent. The episode opens with them fighting a Ghoul, who they easily kill, but instead of making sure it is dead, they immediately have to get rescued by Sasaki.

I will say that the sub-plot with Urie that seems to be forming right at the beginning about his wanting to ascend further in the ranks of the CCG should keep the show interesting. Although, his backstory seems a bit generic, to say the least.

Overall, the episode was a fantastic start, and I am curious to see where it goes from here.

What do you guys think of the first episode of Tokyo Ghoul:re? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to support the Aniwriter through donations or are just feeling generous, consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. Otherwise, thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!