Netflix has announced that it will stream Shikioriori (Poem of Seasons Woven Together), CoMix Wave Films’ collaboration anime anthology project with Haoliners, globally on August 4, 2018 under the title Flavors of Youth -International Version-.
It was also announced that the film will have its world premiere at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 6, 2018. Director Yoshitaka Takeuchi and producer Noritaka Kawaguchi will attend the premiere for a Q&A.
The film will open in Japanese theaters on August 4, 2018, and will have a three-week limited run.
Anime NYC has announced that anime voice actor Tohru Furuya will be a guest at their upcoming convention.
Furuya’s credits include Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Yamcha in Dragon Ball, Rei Furuya in Detective Conan, Sabo in One Piece, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya, Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road, and Ribbons Almark in Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
Anime NYC will be taking place at the Javits Center in New York City from November 16-18, 2018.
I’ll be using “aka” designations for the characters, so readers who are only familiar with the English names from Star Blazers will know who I’m talking about.
After the cliffhanger of last week’s episode, we see that the Yamato is fine, even though there is some damage and fire that must be dealt with.
It seemed like the command center on the 11th planet had been totally destroyed, but it turns out there are a handful of survivors… including Hijikata (aka Captain Gideon). Saito (aka Sergeant Knox) leads a group of his men to mount a rescue operation.
Lieutenant Keyman, the Gamilan who has been traveling with the Yamato crew, is still as aloof as ever, but he’s also giving hints and helping in subtle ways. This is very important for how the Yamato ends up resolving a dilemma they find themselves in. That dilemma is discovering that the Gatlanteans are planning to execute a maneuver that could destroy the Earth.
Susumu Kodai (aka Derek Wildstar) finds himself in a predicament. In order to stop the Gatlanteans from executing their plan, he needs to have the Yamato fire the Wave Motion Gun. However, Susumu is torn because of the promise that Captain Okita (aka Captain Avatar) made to Queen Stasha (aka Queen Starsha) about never using the Wave Motion Gun again. This real is quite the ethical dilemma and struggle for Susumu, but through encouragement from Sanada (aka Sandor), he makes the decision to use it. Normally, I wouldn’t have stated this in the write-up, since it technically is a spoiler, but the title of the episode kind of gives this away. LOL!
Even though Lieutenant Keyman does give some subtle help in this episode, I’m still very suspicious about his motives… and the preview for the next episode seems to provide potential corroboration for the feelings I’ve had about this character over the past couple of episodes. It’s going to be interesting as the series progresses to see whether or not my suspicions about him end up being valid.
Otakon has announced that anime voice actor Josh Grelle will be a guest at their upcoming convention.
Grelle’s credits include Armin in Attack on Titan, Yuri Katsuki in Yuri!!! on Ice, Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish, Sadao Maou in The Devil is a Part-Timer!, Toyohisa in Drifters, Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, and Zen in Snow White with the Red Hair.
Otakon will be taking place at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from August 10-12, 2018.
The July 2018 issue of Shueisha’s V Jump magazine has announced that Tatsuhiko Urahata and Takuya Fujima’s Z/X Code reunion manga will go on indefinite hiatus due to the creator’s sudden illness. The magazine did not specify which of the creators was sick. The magazine did not publish a chapter in the July 2018 issue.
Urahata and Fujima launched the manga in V Jump in November 2017, and the first compiled volume will ship on October 4, 2018.
Seven cast members have been announced for the forthcoming The Laws of the Universe: Part 1 anime film:
- Yuichiro Umehara is Alpha
- Sayaka Ohara is Gaia
- Ayumu Murase is Dahar
- Shinnosuke Tachibana is Eros
- Hiroki Yasumoto is Geopard
- Miki Itou is Inkar
- Daisuke Namikawa is Professor Yoake
The Laws of the Universe: Part 1 is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters in Fall 2018.
Anime Expo has announced that it will host the United States premiere of P.A. Works and Mari Okada’s Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms original anime film. The screening will take place on July 6, 2018.
Eleven Arts will screen the film in theaters in the United tates. and Canada beginning on July 20, 2018. The film will premiere in Canada as an official competitor at the Fantasia Film Festival, which takes place in Montreal from July 12-August 1, 2018.
The film is the directorial debut of anime screenwriter Okada. She wrote the film’s script at P.A. Works.
Anime Expo will be taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from July 5-8, 2018. There will be a pre-show event on July 4, 2018.