Slow news week recap

Between the Gridman podcast recording and the guest spot on Kaijucast, I didn’t have much time last weekend to do a news recap, but there also wasn’t a whole lot to go over. So, instead, this weekend is another two-fer. Welcome to any newcomers finding the blog after that Kaijucast episode, by the way!

  • A new kaiju comedy VR experience is coming to Sundance: Kaiju Confidential. It looks neat, though I imagine many fans don’t have a headset to experience it on.

  • Somehow I completely missed it until now, but Shingo Honda’s grim kaiju survival manga Hakaijuu actually has been getting a US release on the Kindle store, under the title Creature!

  • Seven Seas will be releasing the Evangelion Anima novels in English. This is fantastic news, especially since the fan translation efforts were shut down. Really, I’m surprised it’s taken as long as it has; we’ve all been waiting with eager anticipation. (Now for Ultraman Another Genesis…)

  • Blast’s Kickstarter for their new project Blader has a week to go. It looks great, so everyone make a pledge!

  • A new teaser for Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System:

  • Speaking of Urobuchi stuff, Kamen Rider Gaim‘s Zangetsu is getting his own stage play. This poster looks pretty moody (for a melon-themed superhero), so I’ll assume it isn’t about the characters playing soccer.

  • In other Rider news, Kamen Rider Zi-O is getting a web spinoff in March called Rider Time Shinobi, about Shinobi, obviously. Between this and Kaiju District Gyaras, Toei really is going full force into this streaming service thing.

  • Also on the web will be a four-episode series as a prequel to the live-action School Live film. Given the nature of School Live, this seems unnecessary, but it does seem like more and more Japanese movies have the compulsion to do these sorts of tie-ins nowadays.
  • Also a web original: an upcoming anime based on Kagoshima’s local heroes, Kiirender.

That’s a wrap for now; as always, if there’s something I missed, please leave a comment!

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