Thanasis is a writer, professional geek, and assistant editor at MANGA.TOKYO. He started watching anime with the mecha shows of the 70s and hasn't stopped since. He loves JRPGs.
Hello, MANGA.TOKYO otaku readers!
The new season is here! Spring 2017 kickstarted last weekend with Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia! The series are part of our episodic anime reviews, so we already have an amazing review for both episodes:
We are going to cover 10 titles this season. Read through to the end for a complete list! Until then, we have another anime news recap for you. Here are the anime and otaku news that had the most page views this last week, 31 March to 6 April 2017!
Which articles really piqued your interest?
The western media are still raging over the whitewashing accusations over the casting of the Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Countless articles have been written about this (one of my favorites being this) but the fact is that the movie is releasing today, 7 April 2017, in Japanese cinemas. We are curious to see the reactions of the Japanese audience.
Senki Zesshou Symphogear, the music-themed series by Noriyasu Agematsu, is getting a new season. The girls are going to dress once again their Symphogear armors and battle Noise!
A new series and a new OVA? After 17 long years, and before the new Cardcaptor Sakura comes to our screens in 2018, the production will release an original video animation! We have a few anime visuals and a teaser video for the upcoming OVA.
NieR: Automata, the new action RPG by Square Enix, is getting one favorable review after the other. It surpassed one million units sold in just a month after its release!
Marukome continues its long-standing tradition of using anime commercials to promote its famous miso paste! The new commercial aired in 6 April 2017 with the theme ‘family.’
Polygon Pictures and Tsutomu Nihei are ready to release their second anime after Knights of Sidonia. BLAME!, is the debut manga of Nihei, and the anime adaptation will come out this May. See the second full trailer!
Aoba Suzukase and her senpai will be back for the second season of New Game! The series added an exclamation mark to note the continuation of the story, so this time we have New Game!! The first season aired in Summer 2016.
Voice actors are entertainment machines these days. Nao Tayama is going to sing both OP and ED of Spring 2017 anime Tsuki ga Kirei. Like one of our readers said, ‘If Nao-chan sings it, it’s going to be good.’
The anime adaptation may be over (for now – there is already an announced second season in the works) but Chika Umino’s 3-gatsu no Lion has already released the first part of the movie adaptation. Here we have a trailer for Part 2 that is going to be released on 22 April.
Koi to Uso (Love and Lies) is getting both an anime adaptation and a live-action movie! Curious to see the main cast of the movie? Here it is!
You can also check our brief YouTube video with the titles of all the titles (below). MANGA.TOKYO will soon be back with another weekly digest.
The new anime season is here! We are adding titles to our Spring 2017 anime info page, and already we have our list of episodic reviews:
You can also check our reference article, perfect for our tech-savvy readers! All the official pages and hashtags: