Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: December 31st, 2017
Last entry for News of the Day in 2017.
Hiro Mashima to Launch New Manga Next Year
The creator of Fairy Tail announced that he intends to work his hardest to have a new manga ready to unveil next year.
Source: Hiro Mashima’s Twitter Account
Shaman King Resumes with New Arc
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Shaman King is getting a new arc in Spring of next year. Further details to be announced later.
Source: Comic Natalie
Violet Evergarden has Uncertain Premiere Date
It seems we’re getting mixed signals from Netflix as it lists the anime Violet Evergarden has premiering on its service on January 11th in Canada, the United Kingdon and in the Philippines. But in spite of this, the anime is still listed for a spring release in the United-States. It’s anyone’s guess if this is a mistake or if the US is getting screwed.
Source: Anime News Network
Top Box Office Anime 2017
Alright, so lets find out what topped the Japanese box office in terms of anime this year:
1: Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter
2: Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daiboken
3: Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
4: Mary and the Witch’s Flower
5: Eiga Yo-Kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double Sekai no Daiboken da Nyan!
6: Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale
I have included only anime and not live action titles for this list.
Source: Cinema Today
Comiket Final Attendance Revealed
In total, this Comiket saw 550 000 attendees, a 50 000 increase from last years’ and a step back to the numbers of previous years. Guess Comiket is still alive and good.
Source: Mantan Web