The May Line-UpMay 31, 2012
Licensing news finally slowed down this month. But I don’t expect that to last since we are going into the summer convention season. However, there was plenty of interesting streaming/broadcasting news with the return of Toonami and new title surprises for Shonen Jump Alpha. So all in all still a month of happy news.
This is certainly the calm before the storm. I expect that this will seem like a blessing when the con season rolls in and there are nothing but announcements after announcements. I hope that the next few months bring us news of Mawaru Penguindrum or I am going to be very disappointed.
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.
- Hetalia Axis Powers (manga) – Right Stuf
I don’t care about Hetalia but I’m very curious about this new partnership of Right Stuf and TokyoPop. This could save a bunch of titles that were unfinished but I won’t get my hopes up too high.
I know you just hoping that the Right Stuf will save Steel Angel Kurumi. We all have that same hope.
- Mr. Mini Mart – Digital Manga Publishing
- Ninth Life Love – Digital Manga Publishing
- Priceless Honey – Digital Manga Publishing
- Ray’s Days – Digital Manga Publishing
Newly Streaming/Broadcasting in the U.S.
- Kadokawa Niconico Ace added Strike Witches: The Witches of Andorra
- JManga added Taverna Dark Cooking Club of St. George’s Girls’ School, Mo’Some Sting, Gee the Wiz-Cat, Doukyusei, Digital Nostalgia Original Illustration Works, Nagomi Club, Records of the Three Kingdoms, Miku-4, Kimi no Tamenara Shineru, Moehime, But I’m a Maid!
- Viki added Koutetsu Sangokushi, Don Dracula, The Three-eyed One, Marvelous Melmo
- Shonen Jump Alpha added Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration, Barrage
I am very curious to see how this Kenshin revival turns out.
- Toonami added Deadman Wonderland, Casshern Sins
- Digital Manga Guild added Itadaki! Panther, Obakeyashiki e Irrashai, Panic! Jin Jin, Shinku Chitai, Vampire ni Goyojin, Erementar Gerade: Flag of Blue
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- +Tic Elder Sister Gag Series Getting More Anime
- Butt-Biting Insect Kids’ Song Gets 5 20-minute Anime Episodes
Alrightythen! Every once and a while you really do see that “wacky Japan!”
- Highschool Water Polo Comedy Manga Mizutama Rindo Starts
Someone obviously heard that no one had made a water polo manga yet and had to get to work on this. Next month except to see a Tchoukball and Sepak Bola Api manga.
- New Thriller Series Rain Code from Read or Die Manga-ka Begins
- 3D Evangelion Short Being Included with Smartphone
- New Weekly Shorts Series from Studio MADHOUSE
- Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Disc to Include Unaired Episode
- Project 13 a Collection of Animated Music Videos Announced
- Manga Editor Series Mangirl! Getting Anime
- And Yet the Town Moves Manga-ka Working on Adaption Comic Hoshi Shinichi – Neratta Kinko
This story is about “a thief and a mysterious safe,” needless to say I’m interested! Sadly, it is a only a one-shot.
- Narihirabashi Denki Shoten is A New Series From Saturn Apartments Manga-ka
I hope this appears on the Sig IKKI site!
- Young Adult Sci-fi Novel Nerawareta Gakuen Getting Anime Film
- Driland Game Has Manga and Anime Adaptions on the Way
- Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster Anime Green-lit
- A 7th Volume of Gundam Unicorn Has Been Announced
Yet another announcement to upset Gundam fans.
- 009 Re:Cyborg Getting a Manga Adaption
- Tokusatsu TV Show Ryujin Mabuyer Being Manga into Manga
- Animeka A Series of Anime Robot Shorts Being Made
- Studio Ghibli Co-Producing The Red Turtle with French and Dutch Animators
- Robin and His 100 Friends Getting a Second Season
- Basalisk Manga-ka Working on Cutey Honey Remake
- Girls & Tanks Anime Announced
- 4th Iteration of the Otokogi Manga Launching
- Pro Wrestling One-shot from Riki-Oh Manga-ka
- Animated Film Windwalkers: Chronicles of the 34th Horde Will Be a French/Japanese Co-Production
- P.A. Works Series Tari Tari Getting Manga Adaption
- New Zettai Karen Children Project On the Way
I reluctantly admit I am curious to see what it is.
- Detective Opera Milky Holmes Getting Summer Special
- Kanaei Hazuki’s Manga Sukitte Ii Na Yo Getting Anime
This is by far my happiest announcement for the month! I just talked about this series in my shojo most wanted list.
- The Monster Seated Next to You Anime Green-lit
- Light Novel Series Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne— Being Made Into Anime
- New Digimon Game Digimon World Re:Digitize Getting Short Manga
- 1001 Manga Coming from D.N.Angel Manga-ka
- Figure Line Busou Shinki Getting New Anime Adaption
- Novel Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden Getting Manga Version
- Fantasy Series from BL Manga-ka Tooko Miyagi Starting in Asuka Magazine
- Akazukin Cha Cha N Getting Ongoing Monthly Manga
- New Fantasy Shojo Series Idea no Hana Beginning
- New Manga Uso Toki Rhetoric Launching in Hana to Yume
- New Manga Girl Love Variation Debuts Online
- Persona Manga Adaption Devil Survivor Out this Month
- Girls’ Generation Idol Group Getting Manga in Online Magazine Club Sunday
- Bodacious Space Pirates Becoming Manga
- ‘K’: Memory of Red Manga Based on ‘K’ Started
- Mushi Productions Working on Biographical Anime Film
- New Anime from Strike Witches Director Vivid Red Operation Announced
- New Hometown Manga Collection Features Works from Monkey Punch, Leiji Matsumoto, Hirumo Arakawa
- Josei Manga Clover Getting Sequel
- New Manga From Ping Pong Club Creator Started
- 4-koma Detective Manga Neko Tantei Announced
Well, I do always want more detective series, but I’m not sure this is what I had in mind!