This Week in Anime: 2-22-18

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Henlo, Anifriends,

First, let me say I apologize the blog has been a little lite on content as of late. School and other stressors have been getting in the way of being able to be creative. I will have something a bit different up tomorrow, so look forward to that. With that being said, in a return to spirit this week, there were a lot of anime announcements this week, both new releases and release days for already announced projects.

“DanMachi” Announcement Reveals Season 2 and An Original Movie Are Coming

At the recent Wonder Fest event in Japan, it was announced that DanMachi will be receiving not only a second season but an original movie written by Fujino Omori, the series’ creator. Not many details have been released, so it is unclear whether or not J.C. Staff, who created the show’s first season, will be returning to work on season two. A trailer has already been released for the second season:

As someone who has not seen DanMachi’s first season, I cannot really say I am all that excited. I have heard many good things about the show’s first season, but until I see it, I will just have to go on others reactions.

“Kaiji” Spin-off Manga Gets Anime Adaptation

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The popular franchise “Kaiji,” which centers around a man caught in debt trying to gamble his way out, inspired a spin-off about the series’ first main antagonist, and now that spin-off will get its own anime. The series titled “Middle Management Chronicle Tonegawa” is a comedy that centers around Tonegawa’s dealings with other Black Suits in the underworld of gambling.

Similar to “Danmachi,” “Kaiji” is a series I have yet to properly dive into on a serious level. It does look like a show I would enjoy a lot, but being so busy lately, I cannot just dump 12+ hours into a series anymore, so it will have to stay on the back burner for now.

“Piano no Mori” and “Tokyo Ghoul:re” Get Official Release Dates

Both “Piano no More” and “Tokyo Ghoul:re” have received official release dates for the spring season of 2018. “Piano no Mori will premiere on April ninth, and “Tokyo Ghoul:re” will be released on April third.”

Based on the information that has been released so far, Piano no Mori doesn’t really look that promising. However, I am extremely excited for the continuation of Tokyo Ghoul. It was a series that really grabbed my attention when I first started it, and now that it is back I cannot help but just sit anxiously waiting.


What do you guys think? Excited for any of these announcements? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos! Also, if you like what you’re reading and want to support The Aniwriter, consider supporting the blog on Patreon. It would mean a lot and you can do so for as little as a dollar.

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