Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– YouTube Partnership Program policy changes
This Month In Anime Episode #1
How to Survive a Harem Anime – Public Service Anime
Professional Subtitler Open Letter

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Blossom Detective Holmes: The Animated Mini-Series Project
“IT’S MY LIFE” Anime Short Commences Crowdfunding Efforts
Affordable Animator Dorm Crowdfund Opens for 2018
Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks to House Underpaid Animators

Convention news:

Crunchyroll Announces Dates and Location for Crunchyroll Expo 2018!

Live-Action Anime news:

2nd Gintama Live-Action Film Premieres on August 17 in Japan
“Bleach” Live-Action Film Reveals Visual of Hana Sugisaki as Rukia
New “Blood-C” Live-Action film “BLOOD-CLUB DOLLS” Slated for Fall 2018
Housewife Takes Pranks To a Weird New Level in Movie Based on Yahoo! Answers Post
Takashi Miike Works on His Second Tokusatsu TV Series for Girls “Majimajo Pures!”

Streaming news:

Dinosaur King Returns to U.S. TV on February 5
Tanuki to Kitsune Anime Shorts Premiere on Friday
“Aggretsuko” Brings Death Metal Karaoke to Netflix in April of 2018
Short Documentary On “Street Fighter” Illustrator Akira “Akiman” Yasuda Now Online

Theater Release news:

Mary and The Witch’s Flower, Returns to U.S. Theaters Dub 2/24/18 – Sub 2/26/18
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie to Screen Again in U.S. Theaters March 11-12
“Initial D Legend” Film Trilogy Gets US Theatrical Screenings Starting February 23rd
“MIND GAME” Returns to US Theaters for Limited Run in LA and NYC

Series news:

Universal Studios’ Illumination to Animate Super Mario Bros. Film
Hakyu Hoshin Engi Anime’s English Dub Cast Revealed
New Legend of the Galactic Heroes Anime Reveals Music Staff, Posts Main Theme
Nelvana, Sumitomo Partner to Co-Produce Anime With Aikatsu’s Shigeki Fujiwara
Tatsuki’s “Keifuku-san” DVD Release Delayed due to Massive Orders
“Tiger & Bunny” TV Anime Director Has Been Asked Not to Tweet about “A Certain Title”
French Comic “Radiant” Gets TV Anime on NHK E TV in October of 2018
Love Is on the Line in “Hello, This Is Terumi” Anime
Monthly Tezuka Mix Manga Magazine to Launch in April
Locke the Superman Manga Creator Yuki Hijiri Recuperates After Resuscitation
Watamote Manga Co-Creator Breaks Left Arm in Bicycle Accident
One Punch Man Artist Yuusuke Murata to Launch Manga Based on Back to the Future Film
“Shadow of the Colossus” Remake Trailer Highlights the Story

Release news:

IDW to Manage Tokyopop’s Foreign Rights for Non-English Markets
Discotek’s Cyborg 009 Anime License Includes God’s War Finale
Funimation’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid BD/DVD Includes OVA Episode
Sentai Filmworks Plans Legend of the Galactic Heroes Home Video for 2018
“Dagashi Kashi 2” Reveals Blu-ray Box Arts Drawn by Manga Author

Random Merch news:

Revolutionary Girl Utena Comes of Age With Rosy Alcohol
Anime Characters Become Adorable Accessories for Smartphone Cable
Shinobi 7 Plans Sonic the Hedgehog Miniatures Board Game
‘Girlish Pikachu’ Makes Her Debut in Crane Games This Week
“Kemono Friends” Serval Can Be with You in Her PC Cushion Form
Doraemon and Sanrio Collaborate for Ultimate Cat Cuteness
“Eromanga Sensei” Fans: Get Meruru’s Mug on a Mug
Show Your “Ranma 1/2” Style with New Clothing Line
Newly-Designed “Sailor Moon” Marriage Registration Paper Added
Animaru’s Hug Pillow Add-On Gives Snuggling More Dimensions
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Hug Pillows Celebrate 6 Manga Volumes in 5 Months
“Re:Zero”-themed Collaboration Hotel Room Opens in Akihabara Today
“Final Fantasy” Celebrates 30 Years of Music with 2-Disc Bluray Set
“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Attraction Offers Horror Maze and Cafe

Misc news:

No Anime Win at 45th Annie Awards
VFX-Japan Awards
Week 3 Voting is Now Underway at the Anime Awards!
Manga Author Naoki Urasawa Wins Two Awards at Angoulême Festival
“Fairy Tail” Creator Wins Special Award at France’s Angoulême Festival
February 1 is Officially Recognized as “PreCure Day” in Japan
Evangelion Bullet Train Goes Out with an Anime Bang
City Workers Recreate Laid-Back Camp’s Mt. Fuji Visual
“Dragon Ball Z” Super Saiyan 3 Hair is Pretty Awkward in Real Life
Semi-Scientific Analysis Of The Large Flan Dessert In “A Place Further Than The Universe”
“Super Mario Odyssey” Producer Reveals the Truth Behind Toad’s Head
Finland Goes Anime To Get Young People To Vote In Their Presidential Elections
Japanese Police Arrested Five Members of Chinese Manga Scanlation Group
Man Concerned Over His Wife’s Decision to Name His Daughter After Anime Character
Sony Hops on the Vinyl Bandwagon After 29 Years
Best Buy is pulling CDs from its stores — and people are freaking out
In Defense of Physical Media: Why You Should Keep Buying Blu-rays and DVDs

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