Anime Update

Weekly Anime Minute #16

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From a classic Sci-Fi film coming back to theatres for a limited time, to a new movie from a beloved series that’ll give its side characters their due process, we take a look at this week’s Anime Minute news!

1. Limited Screenings Of “Ghost In the Shell” Anime Movie

Are you a Ghost In The Shell fan? Well you’re in luck! Next month, Mamoru Oshii’s Sci-Fi game changing Ghost in the Shell anime is back in theaters for a limited theatrical event.

This is especially nice for those who are not looking forward to the live action adaptation coming out. The movie came out in 1995 and will be featured in two ways:  in Japanese with English subtitles on February 7th or with English audio on February 8th.

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2. “Little Witch Academia” OP Song! MV released!

If you’re a fan of the Little Witch Academia and anime soundtracks in general, good news! Toho Animation’s official YouTube channel blessed us with a two-minute music video for “Shiny Ray.”

The new theme song for the Little Witch Academia anime performed by rising star YURiKA. This is her debut song, so let’s show her some love and welcome her to the huge world of anime OP songs!

3. It’s all about the Heroines in SAO’s upcoming movie Ordinal Scale

Looks like fans who have wanted to see the heroines of Sword Art Online’s world are getting exactly what they want. The heroines will be getting more air time in Sword Art Online’s Ordinal Scale, the next movie in the series.

According to an interview with creator Reki Kawahara in the Sword Art Online Magazine volume 2 and the latest Dengeki Bungo Magazine, the girls, particularly, Silica, will be featured in the anime movie Ordinal Scale.

According to Dreadful Decoding’s translation of the interview:

“I was not aware of this while writing the story, but Liz’s and Silica’s screentime has increased. I even had 120 minutes to work with, so their screentime increased rapidly as I fleshed out the story. Particularly, Silica became a rather important key character.”

Ordinal Scale looks very promising!