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Thu, 11 Jul ’13

Week in Review: Miyazaki and Assassin’s Creed

Plus, a double dose of Titan Corp!

The Wind is Documented – Anime legend Hayao Miyazaki is busy at work on the newest Studio Ghilbi film, The Wind Rises, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Mami Sunada will be there to capture it all for a new film entitled The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. This will cover Miyazaki’s work, second-in-command Isao Takahata’s work on The Tale of Princess Kaguya and will also feature various slices of general Ghibli life.

Assassin’s Manga – And you thought Luffy and crew were the only pirates sailing around the seven seas of manga! Welcome to the NHK mangaka Kendi Oiwa has announced his newest manga project, an adaptation of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, to be published Jump-X magazine. The series will feature the ocean-bound adventures of Edward Kenway as he tries to survive against the forces of Templars and Assassins. Avast ye(s please)!

No Decoder Ring? Attack On Titan has quickly become of the industry’s most beloved series, and now lucky Japanese fans of the franchise can show their love by becoming official members of the Corps! Anime good’s chain Animate will be giving away official Survey Corps certificates and ID cards to promote the show. Jet-powered grappling hook backpacks not included…yet.

Attack on Your Home Console – In other “Attack on Titan becoming the most popular anime ever” news, producer George Wada revealed that not only is there a social media game already launched and a live-action movie on the way, but Titan will be getting the home video game console treatment sometime in 2014.