I didn’t know an Artemis Fowl movie was coming, and I’m very happy about that. It’s actually a book series that I already wondered if it was never going to get a cinematic release. I read the first 3 or 4 books years ago, and had A LOT of fun with it.
The downside is that they changed some character’s gender and color, and I wasn’t necessary. Changing a middle-eastern to a black person, or an Asian to black is not going to improve the diversity of the movie, only screw up with some plot points.
just hope the same that happened to Percy Jackson doesn’t happen here. You can see a discussion about the upcoming movie on this Reddit thread below.
I’m SO excited for this. And the best is that we will also get a second season (Sword Oratoria is a spin-off). I had so much fun with the first season, and was even wondering about reading the light novels. But I’ll stick to the animated version I guess.
Suzuka Nagami is a beautiful third-year middle school student who has excellent grades and is the student council president. She wrote a novel about a little sister who dotes on her older brother, and the the novel wins a light novel award. After they discuss the matter, Yuu is the one who debuts as a proxy light novel author instead of Suzuka, under the pen name Chikai Towano.
This is a light novel adaptation that is going to air during the Fall 2018 anime season: Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai. It still doesn’t have an English title and it being made by CloverWorks studios.
Synopsis: There’s a rumor about a mysterious phenomenon call “puberty syndrome.” For example, Sakuta Azusagawa is a high school student who suddenly sees a bunny girl appear in front of him. The girl is actually a girl named Mai Sakurajima, who is Sakuta’s upperclassman who is also a famous actress who has gone on hiatus from the entertainment industry. For some reason, the people around Mai cannot see her bunny-girl figure. Sakuta sets out to solve this mystery, and has he spends time with Mai, he learns her secret feelings. Other heroines who have “puberty syndrome” start to appear in front of Sakuta.
You can check more info on AniList and MyAnimeList. You can read a fan translation of the first volume of the light novel here.
Another Waiting on Wednesday for you. This time with From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to “Anohana” and “The Anthem of the Heart”, by Mari Okada, a Japanese screenwriter. I’m not usually interested in non-fiction, especially autobiographies, but I’m kinda curious about this one. You can buy it on Amazon, of course.
From the writer of “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” and “The Anthem of the Heart” comes the next expressive tale of the fight against one’s own demons.
Mari Okada grew up in rural Chichibu, a truant for most of her adolescent life. She observed school life from afar, often refusing to leave the confines of her room. But with the fateful encounter of a visiting school teacher, Okada found a way through the echelons of school using her untapped skill of turning words on a page into a unique voice that truly captured the essence of youthful spirit.
From her own personal desires to leave home and find a place in “the world outside,” Okada came face-to-face with her own anxiety and let her stories speak out on her behalf of her struggles to truly find peace with the world around her.
“From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to ‘Anohana’ and ‘The Anthem of the Heart'” is a gripping autobiography that details the not-so-succesful life of one of anime’s biggest
It’s been some time since my last Waiting on Wednesday post, but here it is again! This time with an Urban Fantasy book: Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1), by Rebecca Roanhorse.
For me, seems like a very welcome alternative to the usual white woman/shapeshifter + sexy vampire/werewolf fighting in a big city that is so common in urban fantasies with female characters. You can pre-order it on Amazon.
While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters.
Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last—and best—hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much larger and more terrifying than anything she could imagine.
Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel to the rez to unravel clues from ancient legends, trade favors with tricksters, and battle dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology.
As Maggie discovers the truth behind the disappearances, she will have to confront her past—if she wants to survive.
I didn’t know about this movie (and the comic book) until this week, when the poster was released. It looks SO GOOD, and after watching the trailer, I can’t help but be excited for it. It was made in Belgium and is set to premiere on March 23, 2018.
Another week, another Waiting on Wednesday. This time it’s a Korean Drama featuring Gong Seung Yeon, who was in some other dramas that I really enjoyed, like Introverted Boss, Circle and Netflix’s My Only Love Song.