The March Line-UpMarch 31, 2012
The news never stops and with a new anime season starting next month we have a good deal of streaming announcements as well as the normal amount of anime and manga licenses. I have to say that despite the major losses in the industry the licensing is still fairly health.
The Line-Up is a monthly rundown of newly licensed in the U.S., newly streaming in the U.S., and newly announced anime and manga projects.
Newly Licensed in the U.S.
- 07-Ghost (manga) – VIZ
- AnoHana – NISA
This looks like the perfect fit. AnoHana is really a title that needs a boutique release.
- Casshan: Robot Hunter OVA – Discotek Media
- Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below – Sentai Filmworks
- Guardians of Luna – Seven Seas Entertainment
The cover of this hurts me in so many ways from the generic art and coloring to the terrible type.
- Hatsukoi Limited – Sentai Filmworks
- Honey*Smile – Digital Manga Publishing
- Hot & Steamy – Digital Manga Publishing
- Love Makes Everything Right – Digital Manga Publishing
- Love On the Job – Digital Manga Publishing
- My Good Boy – Digital Manga Publishing
- Otome Yokai Zakuro – NISA
- Phi Brain Puzzle of God S2 – Sentai Filmworks
- Samurai Pizza Cats – Discotek Media
Best announcement of the month. Discotek has gone down the rabbit hole and I don’t mind!
- Secret Thorns – Digital Manga Publishing
- Shin Getter Robo VS. Neo Getter Robo – Discotek Media
- Squid Girl S2 – Media Blasters
I am still a little shocked to see Media Blasters is still picking up titles. Hopefully they can hang in there.
- Starts with a Happy Ending – Digital Manga Publishing
- This Boy Can Fight Aliens – Sentai Filmworks
- Wild Honey – Digital Manga Publishing
- Yawaraka Onnanoko – Digital Manga Publishing
Newly Streaming in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll added Hiiro no Kakera, Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos, blossom, OZMA, Space Bros., Folktales from Japan, You and Me S2, Saint Seiya Omega
- JManga added The Shadowman, Barom One, Kimi no Tamenara Shineru, A Date with a Billionaire, Something from the Heart, Mistress Bought and Paid For, Yokan – Premonition, The Bride of Montefalco, A Bed of Sand, Marriage Scandal – Showbiz Baby!, Royally Bedded, Regally Wedded, Powerful Persuasion, The Millionaire’s Pregnant Mistress, The Sheikh’s Ransomed Bride, Pilgrim’s Castle, Night on the Galactic Railroad, The Spanish Duke’s Virgin Bride, By Love Alone, Pregnant by the Millionaire, Lovechild, The Billionaire Boss’s Forbidden Mistress, The Book of Five Rings, Professional Swordsment of the Edo Era
- Viki added OZMA, Black Jack, Black Jack 21, Astro Boy, Oniisama E…, Master of Epic, Penguin Girl, Waimo-kun
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Pokemon’s New Theatrical Short to be 2D
- Folklore Anime Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi to Begin
- Children’s Witch-in-Training Book Novel Kuromajyo-san ga Touru!! Getting Anime
- Hosoda’s New Film Also Getting Manga Adaption
This would be more interesting if manga based on anime movies not almost guaranteed to be horrible.
- Studio DEEN to Contribute Animated Short for Pray for Japan Documentary
- Zipang Manga=ka Draws Earthquake One-Shot Ore Shika Inai ~Kuroi Nami o Nori Koete~
- More Kyousogiga Anime on the Way
This series has such a manic pacing that I really need to watch the first episode again.
- Director Yutaka Yamamoto Working on New ‘Charity Animation’ Project
- Production I.G collaborating to create Mass Effect: Paragon Lost prequel
My roommate and I will surely check this out but we have the proper low expectations.
- Kuroko no Basuke Gets Special Before TV Anime Starts
- Space Brothers Manga to Bundle OVA with Next Volume
- Psychological Suspense Nove Aku no Kyoten Getting Manga Adaption
- Adachi Plans New Baseball Manga for Summer
- Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Anime Confirmed
Oh anything involving Illya.
- Starchild Reveals K Anime Project
- Inazuma Eleven‘s Next Soccer Anime Will Feature Time Travel
- Squid Girl Gets New OVA Bundle
- Queen Blade: Rebellion Adds OVAs to DVD Release
- First Hunter x Hunter Movie Comic Soon
- New Full-Color One Shot Manga by Katsuhiro Otomo Ran This Month
- Webcomic Spin-Off Manga of Your and My Secret Starting
I am curious to see how Ai Morinaga embraces releasing her manga as a web comic.
- New OVA One Off from Aria Director Revealed
- Devilman G Spin-Off Manga Launched With Story But Not Art by Go Nagai
- More Seitokai no Ichizon Anime on the Way
- Usogui Gambling Manga Gets OVA Bundle
Always fun to see new crazy gambling manga getting anime
- Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san Getting Full Length Anime
- Neko no Sumu Shima Quake Short Aired
- Suicide Prevention Manga Risk Ride Made by Christian Group
- First Theatrical Anime Film of Japanese Classic Nansou Satomi Hakkenden
- Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi Historical Josei Manga Getting Summer Anime
Lots of josei manga getting anime this year, this seems to ebb and flow.
- Inu X Boku DVD Will Have Unaired Episode
- Seitokai Yakuindomo Creator Launching New Series Puchi Puchi Tan Tan Puchi Tan Tan
- 2nd Season Green-Lit for Recorder and Randsell
- A New Happy Science Religious Anime Film Coming This Fall
And all the people who run bad anime panels REJOICE!
- Gag Mecha Battle Ippatsu Hyaku-Chuu! Devander Anime OVA Being Made of Tatsunoko’s Anniversary
- Studio 4C Produces Toyoto Web Anime
- Kono Danshi, Uchuu-jin to Tatakaemasu Sequel Announced
- Panda no Tapu Tapu Shorts About a Chubby Panda Starting
- Sapporo Mascot Getting Anime Short Series
- Toei Animation And Lots of Big Names Starting New Anime Film Project Exiled From Paradise
Very interested in this! Seiji Mizushima is a director I’m always checking in on and Gen Urobuchi is a hot name right now.
- Fantasy Series Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de Anime Announced
- Guilty Crown PC Game Gets Anime Short Bundle
- Moyashimon Getting More Anime This Summer
- Cram School Guides Shinken Zemi Koukou Kouza Getting Anime Adaption
- Upcoming Anime Hyouka Gets Special Anime Bundled with Manga
- Wild Adapter OVA Announced
- Katsuhiro Otomo Starting New Long Manga Series
I am a little surprised to see him go back to manga. I am curious to see what has inspired him to do so.
- Anime Adaption of Little Busters Revealed
- 2nd Season of Tamayura Anime Green-Lit
- OVA Upcoming for Rinne to Lagrange
- CG Series gdgd Fairies to Continue
- 4-koma Elementary School Girl Series Chitose Get You!! Anime Announced
- Tourism Anime Shorts The Four Seasons Streaming in 5 Languages
I just talked about these in the ongoing investigations. Nicely produced shorts and makes me curious about the area.
- New Vocaloid-Inspired Manga Mikubon Vocaloid in Wonderland Starting
- Metal Fight Beyblade 4D Anime Will Have N.A. Only BeyWheelz Chapter
- More Anime for Junjo Romantica on the Way as an OVA
- AKB48 Mascot Getting Anime
I am waiting for the anime about the pets of AKB48.
- Recorder and Randsell Getting Unaired Anime Bundle
- Short Peace Anime Omnibus Project Revealed
- Josei Romance Manga Natsuyuki Rendezvous Getting Noitamina Anime
- Unaired Episode of Is This a Zombie? to be Bundled with Manga
- Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Creators Working on Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4-koma Manga
- Augmented Reality PC Game Robotics;Notes Coming to the Noitamina Block
The second I saw this was based on a visual novel I knew there was going to be “spirited discussion” about the choice.
- Noitamina Adds Original Concept Anime Psycho-pass for Fall
- To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness Anime Has Been Green-lit