The February 2013 Line-UpFebruary 28, 2013
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.
- Blue Sunmarine No.6 – Discotek
Man this is a very unexpected blast from the past.
- A Centaur’s Life – Seven Seas
- Club for Cross Dressers – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Coffin of Cerebrum – Digital Manga, Inc.
- For Our Farewell Is Near – Kodansha USA
- Happy Marriage?! – VIZ
- Hentai Fantasy: School Girls – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Into Illusion – SuBLime
- Kamisama Kiss – Funimation
So happy I’ll be able to own this. It had the most satisfying ending of all the shojo from the fall anime season.
- Kill Me Baby – Sentai Filmworks
- Love in Hell – Seven Seas
- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (manga) – VIZ
- Manga Guide to Physiology – No Starch Press
- Manga Guide to Regression Analysis – No Starch Press
- Midnight Secretary – VIZ
- Momo, Girl God of Death ~ Ballad of a Shinigami – Sentai Filmworks
- Monster Musume – Seven Seas
- Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice – VIZ
- Princess & The Pilot – NISA
It is nice to see that on occasion someone picks up the movies that might otherwise go unconnected.
- Sherlock Bones – Kodansha USA
This manga was made just for me.
- Showa: A History of Showa Japan – Drawn & Quarterly
- Sickness Unto Death – Vertical Inc.
- Super Robot Wars OG: The Animation – Media Blasters
- Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars – Media Blasters
- Sweet Rein – VIZ
YESYESYES!!! Sakura Tsukuba is just so wonderful and I was afraid we wouldn’t see more of her work with CMX gone.
- The Tale of Boobs: Chichi Monogatari – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Tenjho Tenge – Discotek
This seems like one of those license to print money titles.
- Tropic of the Sea – Vertical Inc.
It is nice to get more of anything from Satoshi Kon although also a bit bittersweet.
- Voice Over!: Seiyuu Academy – VIZ
- World War Blue – Seven Seas
- You See, Teacher – Digital Manga, Inc.
Newly Streaming in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll added Straight Title Robot Anime, AKB0048 S1, GJ Club moe
It only makes sense to get the first season of the AKB0048 anime.
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA added World Trigger
- Cartoon Network added SoulEater
This seems a bit too late to capitalize on what could have been a much bigger release when it was still hot.
- Neon Alley added Fate/Zero (dub)
I will probably watch this because I am very silly.
- Nickelodeon added Digimon Fusion
- Otome’s Way added Rensou
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Mangirl! BD to Included Extra Episode
- Classic Tale Being Made into Anime Tenpo Suidoken NEO
- Two New Anime Original Announced Hinata no Aoshigure and Shashinkan
- Lily Hoshino Debuting New One-shot
Really want to read this!
- Megpoid Mascot Getting Manga Series
- Hour-long Crossover Special Announced for Toriko, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z
Who will eat the most meat?
- Nintama Rantaro Getting Anniversary Special
- Anime Adaption Coming for Fairy Tale Series Boku wa Oh-sama
- 4-koma Cyclops Shojo Saipu Anime Green-lit
- KissXSis Getting Another OVA Bundled with Manga
- Creators of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Starting New Project
- New Spin-off Fist of the North Star: Kinyoku no Garuda ~Nanto Goshasei Zenshi~ Revealed
Apparently they finally ran out of significant characters to make side stories about in the original series. Now they are making up new characters to spin off into side stories. Impressive.
- Go Nagai Launches Serialized Version of Manga Dororo and Enma-kun
- Ganso! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku Getting Color Crossover with Mitsudomoe
- Flower of Evil Manga-ka Draws Short Story
- Movie Announced for The IDOLM@STER
- 4-koma Series Sparrow’s Hotel Anime Green-lit
- New Shirley Story Announced from Kaoru Mori
Kaoru Mori was going into maid withdrawal just drawing A Bride’s Story.
- 5th Jewelpet Anime Revealed
- Fairy Tail Bundled 5th OVA with Manga
- New Fantasy Manga Shuuten Unknown Launching
- Manga About a Middle-school Chorus Club Starting
- Gundam Manga Starting Bright Noa Revealed
I assume it is just stories of Bright going around the solar system slapping people for justice.
- More Anime Announced for Inazuma Eleven GO
- Horror Manga-ka Junji Ito Beginning New Series
- Vampire PSP Game Diabolik Lovers Getting Anime
- Eagle Talon Announces 3rd Anime Series
- Manga-ka Rinko Ueda’s Short Hoikumen! Turned Into Full Series
- Special Jump Verses Issue of Shonen Jump Revealed
- Miyazaki Working on Hybrid Live-action/Anime Short
- Natsume Ono Released 2-Part Manga Short
- Rural Japan Comedy Non Non Biyori Manga Getting Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Social Game Odoriko Clinoppe
- Rumiko Takahashi Draws New One-shot
- Compilation Series of Gundam AGE Revealed
- OVA to be Bundled with Novel of Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!
- Manga Adaption Announced for Danganronpa Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei Anime
- Arina Tanemura Starting New Series 31 Ai Dream
- Marmalade Boy Getting Sequel Manga
I certainly didn’t expect this!
- Pearl Pink Manga-ka Beginning New Manga Otome to Meteo
- Script Writer for PSYCHO-PASS Launching Manga
- Biography Manga of Steve Jobs Announced
- Manga Launching for Saint Seiya Omega
- Glass Mask Gag Anime Revealed
- The Unlimited – Hyobu Kyosuke Getting Manga Version
- Crime Drama Manga Ultra Red Starting
I’m keeping my eye on this.
- New 4-koma Manga From Kemono to Chat Announced
- P.A. Works Making New Short Koitabi ~True Tours Nanto