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Hello, MANGA.TOKYO otaku readers!
This season has more than 50 titles airing. How can an otaku make his anime list for the seasons? Of course, there are leftovers from Winter 2017, like Little Witch Academia, the offspring of favorite characters going on their own adventures in Boruto Naruto Next Generations, and prequel stories of a classic character in Atom the Beginning. And who could leave outside his list Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia? But there are some new original stories that deserve your attention like Re: CREATORS!
That’s why we decided to have our writers write about their impressions on the first episode of nearly every new title of this season! This list is going to be frequently updated, so don’t forget to bookmark MANGA.TOKYO!
But as always, we have another anime news recap for you. Here are the anime and otaku news that had the most page views this last week, 7-13 April 2017!
Which articles really piqued your interest?
May’n may have started her career with her given name, Mei Nakabayashi, but she became widely known when she changed to her current nick and performed as the singing voice of the character Sheryl Nome in the anime TV series Macross Frontier (she also performed the song ‘Hikari Aru Basho e,’ the ending theme to the 2016 anime television series Izetta: The Last Witch).
She is now ready to release two new singles as the galactic fairy for Macross’ 35th Anniversary!
Spring is the season of love and new beginnings. Our friends at Anime!Anime! took the chance and asked its readers about their favorite anime based on an otome game. If you want to learn more about otome games, you can read about Ayumi’s favorite titles!
It seems that POV short anime Room Mate has quite a few fans. After its sister title, One Room, saw a male protagonist interacting with three different girls, it’s time to experience the opposite. A female protagonist will interact with three very different (but handsome) boys.
How can anime survive without the sextuplets’ idiosyncratic nature? It can’t, and that’s why the staff and the voices of our favorite siblings will be returning for a second season!
Hinako Note is for many the CGDCT (cute girls doing cute things) anime of the season. The cuteness we will experience this season will have no end since Gekidan Hitotose, the special unit made up of Hinako Note’s main cast, will upload videos with the girls trying to say a tongue twister!
TV anime Himouto! Umaru-chan, based on a manga with the same title by Sankaku Head, will get a second season in Fall 2017!
The Hollywood adaptation may have flopped, but anime fans can rejoice because there is a new Ghost in the Shell anime in the works. Two anime veteran direvtors will join forces to bring us the latest iteration in the franchise, Kenji Kamiyama from GitS: SAC, and Shinji Aramaki from Appleseed and Appleseed: Alpha.
This visual of Yuya Endo as Levi trended on MANGA.TOKYO before the sad news that the stage adaptation of Attack on Titan was cancelled after the tragic death of acrobatics director Kazutaka Yoshino while he was inspecting equipment.
The latest Fairy Tail movie, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, will give an amazing bonus present to those who’ll watch the movie in Japanese cinemas during the first week: the 200-pages long storyboard book, written by Hiro Mashima himself!
We know that it must be tough for all our overseas readers to read about these awesome cinema presents. So, we thought that if our amazing otaku readers want to have the chance to get one of these presents, we might as well go and get some for an awesome anime giveaway! If you think it’s a good idea, please leave a comment and/or share the article below:
Yes it did, and Edward has blonde hair as a child. According to the director, the movie will remain true to the source material, so you have some time until the movie is released in Japanese cinemas on 1 December 2017 to watch the anime or read the manga all over again. Also, click below and see the trailer. It’s worth it.
The new season has already aired most of the new titles! We know how difficult it is to choose among so many anime so we decided to see (almost) all first episodes of Spring 2017 and share our thoughts with you:
We also have our list of episodic reviews for the season:
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.