The April 2013 Line-UpApril 30, 2013
This is one of those months where most of the news I remember is related to the new season of anime, like what titles are simulcasting and what Sentai Filmworks has decided to grab up (practically) sight unseen.
In this new digital world, if your are not licensing things almost immediately, you’re licensing them too late. That is the currently reality. I am wondering how quickly this will happen with manga that still has breathing room.
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.
- Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party – Seven Seas
Yeah, I’m probably gonna check this out.
- Alice Love Fables: Toy Box – Seven Seas
- Bloody Cross – Yen Press
- Crater, The – Kansai Club Publishing
- Devil Survivor 2: The Animation – Sentai Filmworks
- The Flowers of Evil -Sentai Filmworks
- The Garden of Words – Sentai Filmworks
That was quick. I have rarely seen things licensed BEFORE they are released in theaters.
- Gold Pollen and Other Stories – PictureBox
- HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat – Sentai Filmworks
- Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls S2 – Sentai Filmworks
- Majestic Prince – Sentai Filmworks
- My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU – Sentai Filmworks
- New Dominion Tank Police – Sentai Filmworks
- Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams – Media Blasters
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings – Aniplex
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal – Aniplex
- Photo Kano – Sentai Filmworks
- Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows – Seven Seas
- The Severing Crime Edge – Sentai Filmworks
- Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan – Sentai Filmworks
- Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% – Sentai Filmworks
- Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000% – Sentai Filmworks
- World Map Room – PictureBox
- Yuyushiki – Sentai Filmworks
Newly Streaming in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll added Hayate the Combat Butler Cuties, Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos W, Devil Survivor 2, Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 2000%, Majestic Prince, The Flowers of Evil, The Severing Crime Edge, Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Bride, Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Zettai Boei Leviathan, Yuyushiki, Arata: The Legend, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Photo Kano, Attack on Titan, HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
- Funimation added Karneval, The Devil Is a Part Timer, Date A Live, RDG Red Data Girl, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Attack on Titan
- YEN Press added Highschool of the Dead (simul-release with Japan)
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA added Mario
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Senyu Getting a Second Season
- Unaired Anime Bundled with Blood Lad Manga
- Date A Live Getting Spin-off Manga
- CAPCOM Title Gaist Crusher Becoming Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Comedy Manga Tonari no Seki-kun
- Kyoto Animation Working on Anime Adaption of Kyokai no Kanata
- More TV Anime Announced for Yozakura Quartet
- New Gatchaman Anime Revealed
This looks like a really STRANGE Gatchaman spin-off.
- Cutey Honey VS. Devilman Lady Manga Starting in Summer
- Kingdom 1-shot Running in Weekly Shonen Jump
- Anime of Tonari no Seki-kun Bundled with Manga
- More Infinite Stratos Anime in the Works
- Aki Sora Creator Working on New Manga
- Noitamina Block to Running Original Work this Fall
- Attack on Titan OVA Bundled with Manga
It will be all about potatoes.
- Spin-off Manga Launching for Sword Art Online
- Minami-ke Manga to Bundle Anime
- Manga-ka of Bloody Monday Starting New Series
- More Anime Announced for White Album
- Lucky Star Spin-off Anime to be Bundled with Manga
- Bonus Anime Included on Disks of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos W
- High School Debut Gets 1-shot Sequel
- Yoko Kanno CD Includes Anime
- 1-shot from Kimi ni Todoke and High School Debut Creators Announced
- Cross-over Fairy Tail and Rave Master Manga Getting Anime
- Love*Com Creator Starts Josei Series
Why must we English-speakers be deprived of her series?
- New Rose of Versailles 1-shot Revealed
- Infinite Stratos Novels Getting More Manga
- Gen Urobuchi Working on Project for Children
I’m hoping it is super fluffy and happy just to throw everyone off their game.
- Anime of Gingitsune Green-lit
- Short of Tezuka’s Majin Garon Made for Museum
- Baki the Grappler Getting New Spin-off Manga
- Spin-off Manga of Blue Exorcist Starting
- Lupin the Third VS. Detective Conan Movie Premiering in Winter
I hope Lupin steals a famous landmark like he is Carmen Sandiego.
- New Series Started from Nosatsu Junkie Manga-ka
This one is about musicians, I’m sure there will be cross-dressing, need.
- Ghost Story Collection from Novelist Fuyumi Ono Getting Manga
- Double Hard Series Getting CG Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Samurai Manga Gifu Dodo!! Naoe Kanetsugu -Maeda Keiji Sake Gatari-
- Outbreak Company Light Novels Announce Anime
That premise fills me with a small amount of dread.
- Anime Revealed for Transformers Go! Toy Line
Considering that Transformers Go! looks so Gundam-like this is hardly a surprise.
- Kitakubu Katsudo Kiroku Anime Announced
- New Bamboo Blade Manga Starting
- New Manga Series Mobile Suit Gundam: Far East Japan Revealed
The One Year War will never end.
- KyoAni Swimming Anime Promo Becoming Full Series
Much like the One Year War this conflict will probably never end as well.
- Venus in Love Creator Launching New Manga
- Manga-ka of A-Channel Starting New Series
- Girls & Panzer Getting Another Spin-off Manga, Anime Movie, OVA, and Fan-Disk
- Comedy Manga Love Karma Launching
- Koe de Oshigoto! Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Manga-ka of Godchild Working on Manga “Mini-series”
- Original Anime About Sabae City High School Boys in Production
- Sequel Manga to Kamen Teacher Launched
- New Manga Series about Jazz Starting
- Patlabor Creator Launched New Manga
- Manga-ka of Princess Jellyfish Starting New Title