Kun Gao of Crunchyroll is confident that anime has already started gaining mainstream status. More people have access to the medium, and most anime shows are simulcasting on the the five most popular streaming platforms, including Crunchyroll. The love that exists for anime can also be traced to the increasing number of crowdfunding attempts: Last week it was Tomoyasu Murata’s The Animal Family. This week we have Yutaka Yamamoto’s Hakubo. But that love can also be found in both your excitement for new projects like Hinako Note, your support on past series like Planetarian, and your interest in the anime movies and live action adaptations that are coming our way.
So, here they are: the anime and otaku news that had the most page views this last week, 3-9 March 2017!
Which article really piqued your interest?
You may not know the name Yutaka Yamamoto, but you definitely know a few of the projects he has worked for: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star! Now he wants to draw on the power (and the money) of the fans for his next anime movie project, Hakubo.
Attack on Titan is coming back this April Fools’ Day. Don’t worry, this is not going to turn into a crooked joke (at least we hope). The production is slowly building the hype: the latest info we got was the title of the opening theme that’s going to be performed by Linked Horizon!
Another production that is slowly getting the fans excited is the upcoming live action adaptation of parody anime Gintama. We have already seen the visuals for many of the main characters, and this week it was time to see the Shinsengumi!
Key are known for their amazingly sentimental visual novels. The anime adaptation for Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~was praised for its subtle approach and short duration. In this new planetarium show based on the story of the 2016 anime, Yumemi Hoshino will have another chance to explain the starry sky to us.
Miku Hatsune needs no introduction. Even if you are new to Japanese culture, you have probably already heard her name and the music style she represents: Vocaloid. In this new collaboration with the Japanese government, Miku is singing about Japanese food. The video has English subtitles, so check it out!
Fans of No Game No Life have been waiting for a sequel to the Spring 2014 anime. The good news is that we’ll get something based on the light novel series. The bad news is that it’s not a sequel, but a prequel anime movie.
Kemono Friends is one of those shows that managed to become popular out of nowhere. If you read anime critics and saw anime videos during the first week of Winter 2017, you probably saw the negative comments and harsh critiques. Yet, fans don’t care what other people say, and the series went on a frantic surge of popularity through Twitter.
Sagrada Reset is leading the pack with its new PV and visuals. The story of the extraordinary people living in the town of Sakurada will begin on 5 April. It’s also going to host a special talk show at the huge anime event ‘AnimeJapan2017’. MANGA.TOKYO is going to be at the event, so keep on checking our latest posts!
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We are also having a little anime survey on the best anime of Winter 2017 and the most awaited of Spring 2017. We want to hear the opinion of all true otaku, YOU! By taking the otaku survey you also enter an amazing anime giveaway to win Kimi no Na wa items and MANGA.TOKYO original anime goods from Winter Comiket 91! The deadline is Friday 31 March 2017 at 12 p.m. (JST). Check the articles below for more info and links to the survey!