This weekend has our first MCU Phase 4 theatrical installment that moves the actively moves the timeline forward, along with our first film with a predominantly Asian lead cast.
Hakusensha’s editorial department and the writer’s official Twitter account have reported that Kentaro Miura, the writer and artist of the manga Berserk, has passed away at the age of 54 of an acute aortic dissection.
Berserk, which started in 1988 and was still ongoing as of Miura’s death has been adapted into several anime series, one in 1997 adapting the Golden Age Arc (which was followed by a trilogy of films adapting that arc), and a later series in the late 2010s picking up where the Golden Age Arc left off (which has run for 3 seasons).
Miura’s work had been credited as influencing various works, from video games like Dragon’s Dogma, Dark Souls, and Monster Hunter and the design of Cloud Strife’s Buster Swordin Final Fantasy VII, to various other anime and manga series like Demon Slayer and Vagabond, as well as the Netflix Castlevania animated series.
Marvel has put out a new sizzle reel promoting the film releases for phase 4, with updated release dates, including some new footage from The Eternals (from Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao).
I’m starting off our Halloween Countdown with the second film from the director of Beyond the Black Rainbow.
Variety is reporting that Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer at the age of 43. Most recently he was best known for the role of Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however his earlier film roles including playing the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, and the first African-American man to break the color barrier and play in the MLB, Jackie Robinson, in bio-pics for both people (Marshall and 42, respectively).
A lot of anime and a lot of award contenders this week.
A few new releases this week, a couple of TV series coming to an end, and a bunch of anime.
After the holiday break, our number of releases have started to step up.
The final installment of the new Star Wars trilogy is out in theaters, so it’s time for some thoughts on the film.