I appreciate the mixture of both newer and older anime being featured by anibloggers in their recent posts. It’s always nice to read anime fans’ impressions of older titles.
These are the blog posts that caught my eye this week:
Voice actor Tadashi Nakamura passed away in a hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture due to blood poisoning from gall bladder inflammation on November 11, 2019. He was 89 years old at the time of his passing.
Nakamura’s anime credits include roles in Mamoru Hosoda’s anime films, Giant Robo‘s Shokatsuryō Kōmei, Kyojin no Hoshi‘s Tetsuharu Kawakami, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040‘s Quincy Rosenkroitz, and Tetsujin 28‘s Dr. Bigfire.
He also narrated the Japanese version of the American sitcom Bewitched, and voiced Charlie in the Japanese-dubbed version of the original Charlie’s Angels television series.
The December 2019 issue of Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine has announced that Hiroumi Aoi’s Shibuya Goldfish (Shibuya Kingyo) manga will take a break for one issue, but will return on January 22, 2020, which will begin the final arc of the manga.
Aoi launched the manga in Gangan Joker in September 2016. Yen Press is publishing the manga in English.
Netflix has announced that it will debut the second season of the Teasing Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san 2) anime on December 6, 2019.
The second season premiered in Japan on July 7, 2019. Crunchyroll simulcast the first season of the anime as it aired in Japan, and FUNimation streamed the first season with an English dub.
FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime and the first two seasons of the Black Butler anime will return to its streaming service on November 20, 2019. Both shows will be available in English and in Japanese with English subtitles. FUNimation noted that more content from Aniplex is “coming soon” to its service.
The company’s home video and streaming rights for the 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood series and the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa film expired in March 2016. The company’s rights for the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist series expired in July 2016.
FUNimation’s license for the first Black Butler series expired in May 2017, and its license for Black Butler II expired in June 2018.
Pop culture events organizer Reedpop has announced that it is partnering with Crunchyroll to produce the Crunchyroll Expo convention, starting with the event in 2020. The event will be held at San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California from September 4-6, 2020.
Reedpop is an organizer of pop culture events worldwide. The company was founded in 2006 and has since acquired fan conventions including New York Comic Con, Florida Supercon, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, and PAX West.
Crunchyroll also announced that the first wave of tickets for next year’s event will go on sale on November 26, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
Kyoto Animation has confirmed that it decided to cancel the 11th Kyoto Animation Awards after further internal discussions. The awards organizer explained that it would have been difficult to continue the screening and judging process with the current state of the studio. The studio will contact applicants about what will happen with their manuscripts by email by the end of November 2019, and asked applicants to contact the awards organizer if they do not hear back by December 2019.
The studio had announced on April 19, 2019 that it would hold the annual awards again. However, the studio then announced on August 14, 2019 that it suspended its plans for the awards, after the fire at its 1st studio building on July 18, 2019.
Kyoto Animation and Animation DO also announced that they are accepting applicants for their next intensive professional training course from November 20-December 18, 2019.