Not a whole lot of neat new stuff to discuss this week, but here goes:
- Drawn & Quarterly will be releasing 7 more volumes of Shigeru Mizuki’s foundational yokai manga Kitaro. It’s cool to see them doing more of Mizuki’s work, and specifically his fantastic stuff (as opposed to the more reality-grounded Nonnonba, Showa: A History of Japan, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, etc.) ; I imagine Toho might not play ball for a release of Kaiju Raban (and DC might have objections to the Rocket Man manga), but stuff like Akuma-kun or Mizuki’s adaptation of Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror still have a potential market in the west.
- Viz announced that One Punch Man will be getting a print release, which is good since that series is too amazing to not be put on shelves.
- If you missed the Avengers/Attack on Titan crossover on Free Comic Book Day (and, presumably in the pages of Brutus), you can still pick it up digitally from ComiXology.
- Speaking of free digital releases, there’s a decent beginner’s guide to Japanese horror that just hit from Otaku USA. You need to subscribe to their mailing list to get it, though.
- The trailer for the Ajin (AKA Demi-Human) movies looks really CGI heavy:
- Apparently Man of Action (Ben 10, Generator Rex) is working on a Mega Man TV series. Not sure what to make of this, but Generator Rex was fantastic, so I’m keen to give it a shot.
- Dokonjo Gaeru is getting a live-action TV drama adaptation starring Kenichi Matsuyama and Hikari Mitsushima. I’m fond of both of the actors, but man, that is a weird choice of a manga to try to adapt into live-action, considering that the main character’s shirt’s frog is supposed to be, y’know, an actual frog.
- Lastly this week, Tsuburaya continues its trend of goofy commercials featuring its characters: