Hello again friends and fellow bloggers! This busy month seems to have come to a height for us. There’s so much anime (and Star Wars!) to be watching amidst our Christmas preparations that there hardly seems time to draw breath. But let’s all take a breath together now and take stock of the week that’s been, because there’s plenty to look back over. Ready? And, breathe. News Captain Harlock creator Leiji Matsumoto recovers after suspected stroke After an event in Italy, Leiji Matsumoto had to be hospitalised under critical condition. But not to worry, because his condition quickly improved. NisiOisiN’s Bishonen novels get anime adaptation A new monster is rising, by which we mean a new NisiOisiN anime adaptation. Natsunagu! anime supports Kumamoto’s earthquake recovery efforts A full-length TV anime is being made to support revival efforts following the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes.  In the spotlight No handicap to heroism: how anime portrays disability Having a disability is often framed as something which makes an anime character stronger. But as far as true representation is concerned, Japan has to do a lot better. Your posts Did everyone get together behind our backs and plan to write the positive antidote to our feature or something? [...]