Fandom Report for Nov 2 2017: The Film You’ve Been Waiting For

Let’s get the big news out of the way, regarding the film everyone has been waiting for. Yes, it’s–

Bungo film

Bungo Stray Dogs! The trailer is out, as well as a spoiler-filled plot synopsis.

Oh, right. You wanted to hear about the second film that no one saw coming. Yes, it’s–

Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou.jpg

A live-action Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou!

…Oh, and we have good casting, give or take some annoying stunt casting, for Jon Favreau and Disney’s continued work to erase its 2D animation legacy in misguided assumptions that motion capture is somehow not animation, so-called realism is better than style, and live-action is somehow superior and completely divorced from animation. I already didn’t like the Beauty and the Beast remake as a concept, and I don’t like this remake either.

Post-Halloween Spookiness

Paris Review looks at Charles Dickens’s ghost club.

Cartoon Research looks at the audio adaptation of a classic Donald Duck Halloween short, featuring June Foray.


The line-up for my upcoming panel on teaching anime and manga will be announced next week.

Check JAMS Anime on Twitter for related news.

Toonami’s Countdown starts Saturday.

Free gets another season.

Anime now makes 2.0 trillion.

New info is out on Miyazaki’s next film.

A Full Metal Panic RPG will be in English…in Southeast Asia.


Nnedi Okorafor talks Afrofuturism.

GameXplain looks at hidden Donkey Kong references in Super Mario Odyssey.

The cult vampire film by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi gets a werewolf sequel.

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