29 April marks the start of Golden Week in Japan! It is a cluster of national holidays around the end of April and the beginning of May that start with the birthday of Emperor Showa, who died back in 1989. Showa Day is now a time of pondering back to the tough Showa period and wishing the best for the future.
The term ‘Golden Week’ though was first used by film distribution companies because this week was a ‘golden’ opportunity for families and friends to visit the cinemas. That’s why many franchises like Doraemonand Detective Conan always release their yearly movies in spring.
Are you watching any movies this week? At least we know from this list that you are very interested in the live action adaptations that are scheduled to screen in Japan!
By the end of April we will also have seen the first episode from most of the new titles of Spring 2017, so don’t forget to check our impressions:
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, 21-27 April 2017!
Which articles really piqued your interest?
Anime adaptations are coming from all mediums. We now have all the new info you need for the upcoming anime based on Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, the popular game by Otomate! Read the article for a teaser video, visuals, and much more!
Convenience stores are part of everyday Japanese life. What if you could meet a cute boy on your way to the cereals aisle? Read all the latest info for the upcoming anime for the mixed-media project Konbini Kareshi (lit. Convenience Store Boyfriend)!
The latest Fairy Tail movie is going to be out in Japan on 6 May, but fans all around the world can wave their flags of victory: Anime movies are breaking the barriers of the island nation and this particular movie is going to be released in 16 more countries worldwide!
Do you like Kentucky Fried Chicken? Are you a fan of Yui Ogura? You can now combine two of your favorite things in these new mini-drama videos that will air on the Anime 24 channel of the internet TV station, AbemaTV!
The new anime movie of Fairy Tail is the talk of the town. To promote the new adventure of Natsu, the production of the anime will collaborate with many popular Japanese chains. First on the list is the Kyoto ramen chain Tenka Ippin.
Two Arata Kaizaki in the same place? Is ReLIFE on some weird promotion or something? Well, it’s a little less complicated than that, and you can read all about it in our top article for the past week. I think that most fans were excited about the featured image. They are both very cute.
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