There wasn’t much news for Toonami this week, but many series on the block were able to make some headlines that fans will want to check out. Plus, we honor a legend within the acting community who sadly passed away this week. One that many are still grieving since the news broke, as everyone remembers Kevin Conroy for providing the perfect voice for Batman. We have all the info you want to know in this latest edition of This Week From Toonami.
This week, Toonami released another game review for Cursed to Golf. If you are a fan of the sport and Rouge-like games, this is the perfect title for you to try out (we also can’t believe this is a thing and love how crazy it sounds!). In the game, you have to complete 18 holes to return to life, and T.O.M mentions how each one is more challenging than it sounds. You need to hit par, or you go back to the beginning; if you happen to have a bad bounce and the grounds crew will change up each hole after you fail, make it feel much more intuitive. Overall, this game is a lot more fun than one would think, as Toonami gave it the unique score of nine out of 18, making us believe that the score is nine out of 10. We might have to pick this one up, considering how glowing the review is!
A new key visual for the final (?) season of Attack on Titan was released this week, getting fans ready for part three, set to debut in 2023. Of course, this third part has been labeled the “conclusion” for the Attack on Titan franchise, but we will believe it when we see it (maybe we will get another twenty parts, who knows). Still, it’s exciting because this might mean the final part will be able to air on the block giving Toonami fans the conclusion they have wanted since it first appeared on Adult Swim.
Manga author Yuki Tabata will be taking a small hiatus for the next two weeks due to Tabata catching a “sudden illness,” according to Weekly Shonen Jump (reported by Anime News Network). This isn’t the first time Black Clover has been on hiatus, with Tabata taking some time to prepare for the final story arc. We do hope that Tabata can recover swiftly and that he will be able to return to creating one of the best stories in Weekly Shonen Jump, and we want him to take all the time he needs to be able to draw once more.
Crunchyroll announced this week that they will premiere the first episode of Trigun Stampede at Anime NYC on Nov. 18. There is so much anticipation for this newest anime for one of the most well-known series in the community, especially since it’ll be done in CG instead of the traditional 2D animation fans are fond of viewing. Of course, Studio Orange are no strangers to producing high-quality projects and will be able to see the fans’ reactions as they, too, will be at the world premiere. Hopefully, it turns out to be what Trigun fans have wanted for some time and should be a popular panel to attend at the convention.
One Piece Film Red continues to stay atop in Japan as it was the highest-earning film for its fourteenth week, with Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo staying at second (while being third at ticket sold, it was able to hold the second place spot due to overall Yen earned). It’s been a remarkable accomplishment for the One Piece movie as it has globally made nearly $122 million, with another almost $10 million coming from the U.S. Proving once again how animated films can do well in the states despite what some might believe (its rating is high on Rotten Tomatoes too). We cannot be more pleased with the comradery this beloved franchise has provided and hope that you have found some time to check out why this film has been as popular as it has been!
Bandai Namco Entertainment streamed a new trailer for One Piece Odyssey Monday, highlighting Water 7. As the gang travels in the world of their memories, the adversaries from CP9 are back and stronger than before. Usopp was kidnapped, meaning that Luffy and the crew will again travel to the island to rescue their friend. The two-minute trailer has many callbacks from the original story arc, including hearing Robin (much more calmly) that she wants to live, adding an excellent touch for those waiting for the new game (which looks better and better with every preview).
Game developer KLab announced that it had acquired the rights to make My Hero Academia online games for release worldwide. According to Anime News Network, The company plans to develop several online games that players worldwide can play. We aren’t sure what these games will be like, but it will be interesting to see what the developer decides to do in the future.
We are sad to report that DC Comics confirmed Friday that beloved actor Kevin Conroy passed away due to cancer. He was 66. Most known for providing his voice for the iconic role of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series (as well as other Batman series or films), fans will deeply miss his voice. Many are devastated learning that he can no longer put on the cape and provide his voice for the man fans he’s gained through the years. We cannot begin to express our sadness at this terrible loss and send our condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones during this awful time. Thank you for being the hero of the night and making the lives of so many young animation fans better by bringing to life one of the most important heroes in U.S. history.
We must rewind the clock a bit as we must remember to share with you all the latest Toonami Faithful Podcast Exclusive Interview! Host Andrew “Sketch” Hingson, alongside Varun “VLordGTZ” Gupta, was joined by the producer of Housing Complex C and President of Production I.G. USA, Maki Terashima-Furuta. The group discusses the development of the latest Toonami original and what made the project special to Terashima-Furuta. She can paint a wonderful picture of what made Housing Complex C a reality and the decision to use a studio that’s more known for visual novels instead of anime. We hope you can check out this latest interview because we are always happy to spend some time chatting with one of the best in the business!
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