Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
Premier Fan tickets available yet?
Law of Ueki missing subs
Discotek to Replace Law of Ueki Disc Due to Missing Subtitles
– Discotek’s Otakon Hints

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Opens Crowdfunding for Improved Production

Hello Backers,
I sincerely apologize for the lack of updates. We are working on the Kimagure Orange Road Kickstarter and expect to finish that project by the end of January. Once we finish that project, we will be dedicating our time to Kodomo no Jikan.
Right now, we are set to release Kodomo no Jikan omnibus vol. 1 digitally to our backers by next Friday (August 10). It is a little nudge forward but soon you will own a digital copy of the first omnibus. A week after backers have received their digital copy, we will publish it on the eManga store at (Omnibus vol. 1 will be print-ready as well)
Despite what you hear, we are still working on publishing manga and more importantly, working on kickstarters. I appreciate your patience throughout this process.
And by looking through the comments, I noticed a lot of comments regarding updates(lack thereof). While I am always disheartened to update little to no progress, I will try my best to post updates on small details and things of that nature.
Please note that I am also in charge of a department here at DMI but if you message us via Kickstarter, I will respond to you and answer to the best of my capabilities.

Convention news:

Crunchyroll Expo to Host Premiere Screening of Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Anime
Crunchyroll Expo to Host Designer Yoshitoshi Abe, Writer Makoto Uezu

Live-Action Anime news:

Hasbro Plans Power Rangers Film Follow-Up
20 Kamen Riders to Be Memorialized in Heisei Generation Forever Film
Gintama 2nd Web Drama New Trailer Shows Weird Fusion with Dragon Ball World?

Streaming news:

Funimation Offers Sound! Euphonium Season 1 for Digital Purchase
Black Jack, Astro Boy, Phoenix Anime Stream With English Dubs on Amazon Prime
Funimation loses Darker Than Black streaming license on 8/31

Theater Release news:

GKIDS and Fathom Events Bring Grave of the Fireflies to U.S. Theaters
Fandango Lists Fathom Events Screenings of Perfect Blue Film in U.S.
Anime Recap: ALL-NEW Pokémon Movie Hits the U.S. & MORE

Series news:

Makoto Shinkai Says on Twitter: His New Feature Film is Set for Next Year
Digimon Gets New Film Project With Original Anime’s Staff, Aged Characters
Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch Sequel Is One February 2019 Film
Karakuri Circus TV Anime 1st PV Announces Its October 2018 Premiere
New Ghost in the Shell Anime Will Have 2 Seasons
INGRESS THE ANIMATION Blurs Boundaries with Real Time Story Event
Hayao Miyazaki Needs 3-4 More Years to Finish Next Film
Sakuga Weekly: Attack on Titan, Captain Levi, and the Epic 3D Maneuver Gear Chase
All-New City Hunter Anime Film Posts 1st Teaser Trailer and Visual for February 8, 2019
Yo-kai Watch Character’s Groin Target in Latest BPO Complaint
Honjitsu Watashi wa Enjō Shimashita Manga Cancelled Due to Online Controversy
Lupin III Expounds upon the Charms of the Ladies of Ocean’s 8
Manga Publishers Team Up for ‘Stop! Piracy Edition’ Info Campaign
Fate/Grand Order Smartphone Game Gets Both TV Anime, Anime Film Projects
Steins;Gate’s Chiyomaru Shikura Previews Bonus 8-Bit-Style Demake

Release news:

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Satoshi Kon’s PERFECT BLUE
Why Are Big Hollywood Studios Buying Anime Distributors?

Random Merch news:

Crunchyroll-Hime Ani Statue – GWP!
Cut Yourself a Slice of Fail Cake at Yotsuba&! Café
Say “Cheers” to the Ladies of Old-School Anime with New Sake Blends
With Fans! Previews Love Live! Sunshine!! Hanamaru Kunikida Blu-ray Jacket Ver. Figure
Adorable Cells at Work! Merch Does a Body Good
Go Sporty or Chic with New Hatsune Miku Apparel
Capture Clear Card Style with Cardcaptor Sakura Cosplay Dress
Get DigiDestined Style with Mimi’s Pink Cowboy Hat
Suit up with Full-Sized Robin Mask Reproduction from Kinnikuman

Misc news:

Kaito Kid Abducts YTV’s Detective Conan Statue
AT&T Acquires Full Ownership of Otter Media
AT&T Buys Out Crunchyroll’s Otter Media
Pixiv “Banning Loli Because of Police Warnings”