This Week In The Nerd Fandom: January 31st, 2023


Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of This Week, In The Nerd Fandom. As you probably have noticed, I skipped a week, but I’m making up for it this week. Let’s look at the biggest announcements that happened recently!

Erica Lindbeck Joins My Hero Academia, To Voice Lady Nagant!

My Hero Academia- Lady Nagant
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Let’s start with one of the biggest announcements. Three days ago, it was announced that Erica Lindbeck (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Helluva Boss, and Hunter x Hunter) is joining the cast of My Hero Academia’s Sixth Season as Lady Nagant. Two weeks ago, Atsumi Tanezaki joined the cast, voicing Lady Nagant in the Japanese Version. The Dubbed Episode, Tartarus is available now on Crunchyroll.

Wizards of The Coast Announces The OGL Is Here To Stay As Is.

The Wild Beyond The Witchlight Wallpaper- Dungeons & Dragons
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After it looked like Hasbro’s Wizards of The Coast shot themselves in the foot with their previous announcement and faced extreme backlash, they decided to keep their OGL (Open Game License) as is. And to top it all off, the entire SRD 5.1 will be available under a Creative Commons license. For more on this, head over to DnD Beyond for full details.


Zach M. Stafford’s Popular Webcomic Series Extra Fabulous Gets A First Print Collection at Skybound

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The popular humor webcomic series, Extra Fabulous, is ready to leap onto Comic Book Shelves in a new 240-page collection from Skybound Entertainment titled Good Comics For Bad People: An Extra Fabulous Collection. Fans will be able to purchase this new collection in November 2023. Head over to Newsarama for more details.

The Baton Has Been Passed! “Delicious Party” Cure Precious Passes the Baton to “Hirogaru Sky!” Cure Sky

After an emotional finale, Delicious Party Pretty Cure has come to an end. Never fear, Cure Sky will continue the never-ending battle to defeat evil in her new series, Hirogaru Sky! Precure. It will premiere in Japan on February 5th, 2023. You can watch Delicious Party! Pretty Cure on Crunchyroll, for more information on this event, Crunchyroll has the details.


Netflix’s One Piece Series Sets Sail This Year, With New Key Visual

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Despite new criticism surfacing regarding Netflix’s approach to Cowboy Bebop, a brand new key visual was released for the live-action adaption of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece. We get to see IƱaki Godoy dressed as Monkey D. Luffy. The series is set to premiere sometime in 2023, fans can now bookmark the series page, with a look at our favorite Straw Hats and the Going Merry.

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Critical Role Signs Multi-Year Deal With Amazon Studios, Announcing A New Series, Mighty Nein.

Big news coming from the creators of Vox Machina, the multimedia company known as Critical Role has signed a multi-year deal with Amazon Studios. In this new deal, Critical Role will continue to produce under the banner Metapigeon, which will develop its own original television shows, films, and content while continuing to partner with creative talent on a new slate of projects, both in and outside of the Critical Role universe.

The first new title under the agreement is Mighty Nein, which follows a group of wayward misfits who hold the key to preventing their kingdom from plunging into chaos after an arcane artifact capable of reshaping reality falls into the wrong hands. For more information on this new deal, head over to Cartoon Brew for more details.

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