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Tokyo Ghoul :re anime announced for 2018

A website has been launched announcing an anime for the sequel to Sui Ishida’s hit manga, Tokyo Ghoul :re. 

Along with the website, a short announcement video was also released revealing Natsuki Hanae (Ken Kaneki in the first two seasons) in the role of new lead character: Haise Sasaki.

Both the manga and anime conclusions to Tokyo Ghoul left a lot of unanswered questions, so hopefully this adaptation will shed some light on those answers for those of us who have yet to read the sequel series.

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Three new season three’s announced for 2018

All too often with anime we are given one or maybe two seasons before the production companies decide there’s no more money for light novel promotion through anime and the story is forever left unfinished.

It is refreshing then when we get the magical season three and in the past couple of days not one, not two, but three shows have announced third seasons! At the end of the final episode of it’s second season, My Hero Academia, one of this years biggest shows, announced a third season was in the works.

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Over at Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival we also got two more seasons threes with the Alicization arc of the light novel will be adapted for TV next year. It was also announced that the spin-off novel Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online will get an anime adaptation.

Finally, my personal highlight of the weeks announcements, is the third season of a A Certain Magical Index. The light novels have come along way since the airing of the second season in Fall 2010/Winter 2011 with a the original series finishing and a sequel 17 volumes in. It was also announced as part of ‘A Certain Project 2018’ which suggests we’ll get another anime in the year though whether it’ll be a Railgun season 3 or an Accelerator season 1 or something else entirely was not revealed.

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The ‘Return to Work’ update!

Hi everyone! I’m back, and hopefully this time, I’ll be back for good. I handed my dissertation in and finished four years of studying history at university to an end of Friday. While this means I’ll be entering the real world (and selling books as a full time job for a while!), it also has the upshot of meaning I’ll only be writing on my blog from now on.

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Like the post I put up at the end of July, this is just a little update, before the real articles get going again, to let you all know what I managed to fit in around all of my work in August.

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Netflix to stream Fate/Apocrypha outside of Japan on November 7th

Fate/Apocrypha is one of the bigger anime set for release in Summer 2017, but if you live outside of Japan, you would be better of considering it a Fall 2017 anime. The reason for that you ask? Netflix got the rights.

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Before I go into full rant mode, let me just fill you in on some of the other details of this anime. Fate/Apocrypha is set in a parallel universe to Fate/Stay Night and tells the story of how, after the third holy grail war (that is the war before Kiritsugu Emiya and the events of Fate/Zero) the greater grail is stolen, leading to an attempt by the Mages’ Association to reclaim it. A seven on seven greater grail war ensues between two factions. For the original source material, you’ll need to learn Japanese or find some fan translations of the five volume light novel series.

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Summer 2017 anime to look out for

The anime of Spring 2017 are coming to an end and it is time to look forward to the next season of TV anime. I’m going to talk about the shows I’ll be watching as well as some of the others than I may or may not go for depending on their initial reception.

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This is the show I’m most excited for this summer. Take the core concept of Fate/Stay Night and turn it on its head, turning a battle royal between seven masters and servants into a war between teams. The Red team – the Mages’ Association versus the Black team – the rebellious Yggdramillennia faction. I haven’t read the light novels, so there are lots of specifics I don’t know. I’m certainly looking forward to a new anime entry to the Fate franchise and hopefully A-1 Pictures won’t let us down! (Oh, and Egoist likely performing the opening, so there’s another tick in the box!)

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Attack on Titan season 3 to cover more manga material than season 2?

The long anticipated second season of Attack on Titan finished today with episode twelve with yet another significant reveal and no shortage of death and carnage for Eren and the Scouts. I’ll come to review this final episode and the season as a whole in the coming days, but now I want to talk about the announcement that sometime next year, we might, just might, get a season three.

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And the results are in! #2

Like everyone over the age of 18 in the UK, the polls have closed for you and the results are in on my ‘election’ of the next sequel you want me to watch.

Once again the results were super closer, with only one vote in it, but I’m happy to announce I will be watching Durarara!!x2 Shou as my next readers choice!

Thanks for voting and hopefully you’ll be back to read any features I do on the series as well to vote again in my next poll!

Help me choose what to watch! #2

Hi everyone!

You may remember a little while ago I asked for you all to choose the next anime I should next and by the narrowest of margins you pointed me in the direction of Spice and Wolf, an anime that had been on my plan to watch list for far to long. Today I watched the final episode of season one and am preparing my review which means I need some help deciding what to watch next!

I thought I’d try and keep this interactive interesting so this time I’ve limited the selection to sequels. That is shows that I’ve already seen a season of and for whatever reason didn’t get a chance to continue at the time. It’s a slightly longer list than last time and has at least one show that I’m not sure about myself (can you guess which?) – but I leave myself at the mercy of you, the gentle reader.

Feel free to select more than one if you can’t decide, many is better than none!

Thanks for taking part and I’ll post the results at the start of next week!

 

And the results are in!

So about a week ago I asked you all to help me out and choose what non-seasonal show I should watch next. Thanks if you voted and if you missed out then don’t worry, I’ll be giving you all another chance to decide what I do with my free time sometime in the future!

In case you missed the original post and can’t be bothered to look back on it the five options were:

  • Hyouka
  • Spice and Wolf
  • Air
  • Higashi no Eden
  • Kill la Kill

And the winner, by only one vote, was Spice and Wolf! It’s been on my plan to watch list for a long time so I’m looking forward to get start with it in the next couple of days. If you’re disappointed or didn’t vote, as I say I will be doing some more of these in the future – possibly on themes – so keep your eyes open for that!

 

Help me choose what to watch! #1

My plan to watch list feels like an ever growing pit that increases by five every time I watch something – serves me right for watching so many seasonal shows I guess.

I’m crawling towards the finish line with Hand Shakers and I really want to be able to binge something good when I’m done. So I’d like to humbly ask you all for some advice. I’ve picked five shows that I’ve been meaning to watch for ages and stuck them in a poll. If you’ve got fifteen seconds to cast your eye over a list, please do and tell me what I should watch next!

And if you won’t do it for me, do it for Yui instead.