Welcome to the Anime Rapid Pulse for the week of January 13, 2018! This is a roundup of anime news stories that take care of themselves by the headlines alone. Not all news stories need paragraphs upon paragraphs to get the point across, but sometimes they are too important to be ignored. The Anime Rapid Pulse solves this by just rapid firing those news stories to you in one convenient post!

  • Niko Wakuhara’s The Secrets About Gorgeous Men licensed by Elex Media
  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody’s episode count set to 12.
  • AOP performed the opening theme song for Cutie Honey Universe
  • Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare manga ends
  • Crimson Love Letter manga begins serialization
  • Crunchyroll and FUNimation will stream Touken Ranbu Hanamaru season 2
  • Violet Evergarden begins streaming on Netflix, Episode count revealed to be 14
  • Sakura-con to host Japanese rock back OKAMOTO’S
  • New Five Star Stories manga volume ships on February 10
  • Rainman manga set to end this month
  • Hanebado! Badminton manga to have a big announcement on February 7
  • Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace receives a second stage play
  • Kaiju Girls second season listed as 12 episodes
  • Devilman: The Classic Collection pushed back until May 8
  • Hayao Miyazaki’s Boro the Caterpillar premieres in March
  • Joker Game manga ends
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil movie will serve as sequel to the TV anime series
  • Citrus anime listed as having 4 home video volumes
  • 1st Godzilla anime film will debut in 190 countries via Netflix on 1/17
  • Gangsta and Gundam ZZ released on DVD on 1/8
  • Hataraku Saiken manga will have big announcement on 2/2
  • Detective Pikachu release date tentatively set for March 23
  • Hakumei and Mikochi box set to include a new OVA
  • Dagashi Kashi manga author draws TV anime’s second season Blu-ray box arts

That’s going to wrap things up for this week. News headlines were compiled from Anime News Network and Crunchyroll

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.