Monday, March 21, 2016

Manga Monday (6) Manga Museums, Cool Casting News and More!


Could a Manga Museum become reality? Yes, if the Japanese have any say about it. Japanese lawmakers have formed a caucus to plan a Manga National Center ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The yet unnamed center will focus not only on Manga but it will also showcase Anime and Video Games as part of its exhibits.

In other news, Drifters, an up and coming Anime based on  Kouta Hirano's  manga of the same name has recently cast Junko Minagawa (Jeanne d'Arc),Kenji Nomura (Gilles de Rais), Junko Kitanishi (Anastasia), and Masahiko Tanaka (Rasputin). The Anime which centers on the real life Samurai Shimazu Toyohisa is due to release soon but has no set date as of yet. Until that time you can check out the trailer below.


Media distribution service Crunchyroll recently announced  that it will stream Anne-Happy, the television anime adaptation of Cotoji's Unhappy Go Lucky! comedy manga. The series will premier on April 7th and will stream exactly as it is seen by viewers in Japan. If you've never read the Manga, the series is about a group of girls who have been plagued with misfortune. In fact, they even attend a High School for the unlucky. Despite all this the girls try and make the best of their lot in life and work together to turn their luck around. It's a sweet story and one that I hope the anime developers do justice too.



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Lastly, Do you love Sailor Moon? Who am I kidding, of course you do. Well here's some exciting news for you. Original Sailor Moon voice actors Toshio Furukawa and Shino Kakinuma will be attending Anime Boston this upcoming weekend! Both actors will hold panels as well as autograph signings. Shino Kakinuma's panel will be held on Friday March 25th at 4pm, right before the Official Sailor Moon panel and Toshio Furukawa's will be Friday at 1:30pm. If you'd rather skip the panel and just get an autograph you'll have to wait for Saturday March 26th at 11am. Toshio Furukawa will be doing his own autograph session on Sunday March 27th at 10:30am. For more information go to the official Anime Boston page by Clicking Here.

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Well I guess that's about it for this week.
Have any news of your own to share?
What Anime are you most looking forward to?

Let me know in the comments below what you'd like me to cover in the next couple of weeks and also what you're reading or watching currently (if anything). I could use some recommendations!

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