Topics of discussion

Opening discussions:

– Answer #OCAPodcast questions
Premier Fan tickets available yet?
Lupin Legos!
Phishing scam targeting Funimation users?
Let’s talk Legend of the Galactic Heroes
   374 sold as of August 15th

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

AIC Plans Crowdfunding for El Hazard Sequel Project
ARIA Box Reveal
Gunsmith Cats Production Update
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Opens Crowdfunding for Improved Production

While we didn't anticipate beforehand that so many fans would be so passionate about including an English dub for the Phantom Trigger anime adaptation, we certainly heard those voices, and have been exploring multiple options for making it happen, and what amount we would need to set a stretch goal at. Unfortunately, despite reaching out directly to a number of US-based English anime distributors, most have not responded to our outreach. We will of course continue to explore all angles ourselves, but we encourage anyone and everyone interested in an English dub to reach out yourselves and recommend the Phantom Trigger anime adaptation for licensing - a strong community voice may be just what we need to make things happen.

Convention news:

Anime NYC to Host Aimer for Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel Event

Live-Action Anime news:

Rurouni Kenshin New Stage Play’s Main Cast Strike Poses in Flyer Visual
Live-Action Bleach Film Launches on Netflix U.S. on September 14
Battle Angel Alita Manga Creator Reacts to Live-Action Film’s Eyes, Scenery
Banks Take Control of Hollywood Tiger & Bunny Film’s Studio Global Road
Sequel to Netflix’s Death Note Film in the Works

Streaming news:

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Anime Gets 88-Hour ‘Endless Eight’ Streaming Event
Crunchyroll’s Ellation Launches New Division for Original Animated Content

Theater Release news:

Sword Art Online: Alicization – September 15
Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts – September 19, 22, 23
Mirai – November 30
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Anime Film Sells 1 Million Tickets
My Hero Academia tickets go on sale tomorrow!
Japan Box Office: My Hero Academia Film Drops to 7th Place in Its 2nd Weekend
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Novel Gets Sequel Novel as Theater Bonus

Series news:

Original DBZ song returns for Super Broly
Viking Boy Endures the Cold in Vinland Saga TV Anime Key Visual
Boogiepop and Others TV Anime Premieres in January
One-Punch Man Season 2 Coming April 2019
Patlabor EZY Anime Project Launches Website, Social Media Accounts
“Cruel Angel’s Thesis” Writers Reunite for New JoJo Theme
Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan TV Anime Looks for Love in All the Wrong Places (NSFW-ish)
Anime Production Studio amo Files for Bankruptcy
Leiji Matsumoto’s 80th Birthday Celebrated With New Art Exhibition
Polygon Pictures’ Star Wars Resistance Series Premieres October 7
Rei Hiroe’s Black Lagoon Manga Goes on Hiatus
My Love Story!! Gets Side Story Chapter in September
[New Life+] Manga Resumes Following Original Light Novel Author’s Controversy
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Super-Deformed Character Project Gets Mobile Game This Fall
Overlord: Mass for the Dead Mobile Game Introduces Virtual YouTuber Slimeko
Celebrate 31 Years of Metal Gear with the Real Voice of Solid Snake

Release news:

Sentai Filmworks
Funimation Offers The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi for Digital Purchase

   ∟Less than 1/3
Shout! Factory Lists Fireworks Home Video Release for November
   Fireworks + Exclusive Lithograph
Right Stuf, Eleven Arts Partner for Home Video Distribution
   ∟Penguin Highway Film Briefly Listed With Eleven Arts Release
Kaiji and More Coming from New Manga Publisher Denpa
– Right Stuf
Mazinger Z/Infinity Launches Mighty BD in Japan
City Hunter TV Anime 1st Season Gets HD Remastered Blu-Ray Box Release

Random Merch news:

Train up Servant-Style with Fate/EXTRA Last Encore Sweatpants
The 10 Most Stylish Anime Fashion Collaborations You Should Be Wearing!
Go Back to School with Cells at Work! Accessories
Prepare to Protect with Cells at Work! Cap
Get That Hat: Llenn’s Adorable Cap from Gun Gale Online Now Available
Totoro and Ponyo Sukajan Celebrate Ghibli Nostalgia
You Can Become Evangelion Unit-01 with Shoulder Cushion
Dunbine’s Dana-O’Shee Flies to Your Toy Shelf

Misc news:

Conan vs. Conan: Late-Night Host Squares up Against Anime Detective
Report: Anime Production Industry Reaches Record High Income With 200 Billion Yen
Lucky Star Shrine’s Iconic Torii Gate Collapses
Voice Actor Unshō Ishizuka Passes Away at 67
Pokémon 1st Edition Booster Box Sells for $56,000
Should the new Japanese national anthem be an anime song?
In New Book, Ghibli’s Suzuki Reveals Isao Takahata as Notoriously Difficult Director

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