Starting new for 2012 we will posting the newly licensed, newly streaming, and newly announced anime and manga for each month. More than anything, I wanted to keep a list like this so I thought why not make it a blog post at the end of the month to keep me on top of doing it. It is amazing how much was announced this month, I guess it is because it is the beginning of the year!
I have to say this is a brilliant little idea from Narutaki. If you have ever done a year in review article you will find that the while you might remember the last week’s news crystal clear what was licensed and when all tends to blur together after a few months. Hopefully this monthly post will help us, and anyone who needs it, have a clearer picture of what was picked up over the year.
Newly Licensed in the U.S.
- Ano Natsu de Matteru (Waiting in the Summer) – Sentai Filmworks
- Another – Sentai Filmworks
- Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo – S’more Entertainment
- Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – Funimation
- Brave 10 – NISA
- Captain Commando – Udon Entertainment
- Daily Lives of High School Boys – NISA
- Familiar of Zero F – Sentai Filmworks
- Flutter – Digital Manga Publishing
- Galaxy Express 999 TV – S’more Entertainment
I am very curious to see how well this does for the new company. Such a strange title to pick as one of your first out of the gate.
- Growing Up with Hello Kitty – AnimEigo
- Highschool DxD – Funimation
- Inu x Boku SS – Sentai Filmworks
- Listen to Me Girl, I’m Your Father – Sentai Filmworks
- Locke the Superman – Discotek
- Motto To Love-Ru -Trouble- – Sentai Filmworks
- Polyphonica Crimson S – Maiden Japan
- Poor Poor Lips – ALC Publishing
- Somedays Dreamers – Sentai Filmworks
- Velvet Kiss – Digital Manga Publishing
- Venus Wars – Discotek
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal – VIZ
- Zettai Karen Children (Psychic Squad) – Sentai Filmworks
Interesting name change. If nothing else the retitled name gives you a slightly better idea of what the show is about. Maybe they also just wanted to get away from the children part.
Newly Streaming in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Streaming Recorder and Randsell, Nisemonogatari, Brave 10, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Poyopoyo, Knight in the Area, Inu X Boku SS, Familiar of Zero F, Another, Bodacious Space Pirates, and Listen to Me Girls I’m Your Father
- VIZ Streaming Rinne no Lagrange
- Crackle Streaming Kurozuka
- JManga Adds Hyakushou Kizoku, Poor Poor Lips, Doll the Hotel Detective, Tenka Ichi!!
- NicoNico Streaming High School DxD, Senki Zesshou Symphogear, and Detective Opera Milky Holmes S2
- NicoNico Douga Streaming Black Rock Shooter
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Young Magazine Launches 6 New Manga in 7 Weeks
- Coming-of-age Teen Manga From Houzuki-san Chi no Aneki Creator Begins in March
- Renai Distortion Restarts in New Magazine
- Jormungand Manga-ka Starting New Manga in April
- Seigi Keikan Monju Manga-ka Launching New Title This Spring
- History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi Getting OVAs in March and May
- Anime of Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden Gag Manga Based on the Naruto Character Coming Soon
- Kouji Kumeta and Yasu’s Collaborative Comedy Manga Joshiraku Getting Animated
- Momo Pro Z Wrestling Manga Based on Idol Group Begins in February
- Well-known Creators Contribute to “Manga of the Dead” Website
- Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume Gaiden Mukashi no Yoshida-kun Anime Started on Jan. 21
- Rising Star Anime About Cricket Being Made For India
- est em Starting New Series Ippo
est em was one of the first BL manga-ka I read that really drew me in to the stories. Her short manga collections are quirky, tragic, and all manner of things in between.
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Movie and Nunnally of the Wonderland OVA Announced
I can’t help but feel like this took a lot longer to come around than it should have, it has been many years now since the original TV series finished. Still I’m looking forward to the new projects even if I’m a little cautious about them.
- Leiji Matsumoto’s Ozuma Gets 6 Episode Anime
- The Devil Does Exist Manga-ka Starts New Elite High School Series Classroom of Peacocks
The children of celebrities all attending a school, what mischief!
- BL Manga Tight-rope Getting An OVA
- GTO Spin-off Manga Inohead Gargoyle Starts
An unusual character from GTO to spin-off into his own manga but it just might work.
- Uta no Prince-sama Maji 1000% Love 2nd Season Announced
Definitely my favorite piece of news this month!
- BakuTech! Bakugan Series Announced
- Eyeshield 21 Artist Murata Reveals Magical Girl Work
Man everyone want in on magical girls every since Madoka.
- Shonen Sunday Super Adds Gundam AGE Side Story
- Kickoff to the Galaxy!! A New Soccer Anime Based On the Novel Galactic World Cup
There is so much soccer anime for 2011! This makes the third anime announced for the year.
- Phi Brain Puzzle of God Is Getting a 2nd Season
- Sora no Otoshimono Coming Back For a 3rd Season
- Yankee-kun to Megane-chan‘s Yoshikawa Starting New Manga in February
I can’t wait to see what she does next!
- Bunny Drop Manga-ka Launching Digital Manga About The Creative Process
- Romance-Horror Manga Yume Yume Utsutsu Begins in February
- Yuri Manga-ka Milk Morinaga Will Start a New Series in June
- Ultra Jump Announces New Manga Tail Star from Cloth Road Artist
- New Manga Utau! Heian-kyou About Heian Period Aristocrats Starting in March
- Animal Comedy Shirokuma Cafe Gets Animated in Spring
- Ouran‘s Manga-ka Released Detarame Mousouryoku Opera One-Shot
I love that a bunch of performers in need of help fall out of the girl’s closet. It is too bad it is so difficult to get one-shots in the U.S.
- Kuzu!! a Spin-Off Series to Crows Gangster Manga Will Begin in Young Champion
- Patema Anime Film Due Out This Year Getting Manga Adaption
- Star Driver Movie Coming Soon
I hope it builds on the ending and it is not just a compilation movie.
- Princess Resurrection‘s Manga-ka Starting New Simultaneous Series
- Sakamichi no Apollon Manga Finishes Up While New Spin-Off Is Announced