While February is the shortest month of the year there are still quite a few updates to be had on the anime and manga news fronts.
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.
- Awkward Silence – SuBLime
- The Book of Bantorra – Sentai Filmworks
- Colorful Harvest – Digital Manga Publishing
- Elemental Gelade – Digital Manga Publishing
- Genshiken: Second Season – Kodansha USA
- Get Backers – Sentai Filmworks
- Gintama: The Movie – Sentai Filmworks
- Haganai – Seven Seas Entertainment
- Heroman – Vertical Inc.
- I’ve Seen It All – Digital Manga Publishing
- An Ideal Day to Fall in Love – Digital Manga Publishing
- K-ON!! – Sentai Filmworks
- Kanjou Spectrum – Animate USA
- Kiss Ariki – SuBLime
- Kurenai – Sentai Filmworks
- Level-E – Funimation
- Limit – Vertical Inc.
- Mayo Chiki! – Seven Seas Entertainment
- Occult Academy – NISA
- Planzet – Sentai Filmworks
- Pretear – Funimation
- Sengoku Basara: The Last Party – Funimation
- Sleepless Nights – Digital Manga Publishing
- Space Adventure Cobra (movie) – Discotek
- The Man I Picked Up – Digital Manga Publishing
- Unlimited Bladeworks – Sentai Filmworks
Newly Streaming in the U.S.
- SuBLime added Love Pistols, Oku-san’s Daily Fantasies, The Bed of My Dear King, Husband Honeymoon, Bond of Dreams Bond of Love, How’s Your Ex?
- JManga added Japan Sinks, I Love You Chief Clerk!, Love My Life, Cousin, The Seduction Big, Angus’s Lost Lady, In the Arms of Sheikh, Backwards Honeymoon, Blue Moon Bride, Daniel and Daughter, The Celebrity Doctor’s Proposal, Million Dollar Men, Kodoku no Gourmet, TSUMANUDA Fight Town, Recorder and Randsell, The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer, Das Kapital, An Insatiable Passion, Amber By Night, The Cinderella Inheritance, Traded to the Sheikh, The Amalfi Bride
- Crunchyroll streaming Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Crackle streaming Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Hulu streaming Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Comic Friends added Kimagure Orange Road
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- New Web Anime Series Sekiei Ayakashi Mangatan Started
It is actually streaming and available in the U.S. but there are no English subs.
- Princes of Tennis II Gets OVAs
- Sanrio’s Onegai My Melody Getting Animated Feature
- Jewelpet Series is Getting a 4th Season and a Film
- Saint Seiya CGI Movie and New Anime Series Saint Seiya Omega Announced
Couple of interesting things about the new Omega series. First, it isn’t based on any of the manga, it is completely new, so it might be a great place for people to get into the series. Second, the character designer is Yoshihiko Umakoshi who did designs for Heartcatch Precure.
- +Tic Neesan Getting New Anime
- Otome Nadeshiko Love Diary 2 Will Have an OVA Bundled With It
- Bunny Drop‘s Manga-ka Starting New Series Itohen
I am curious how much the end of the Bunny Drop manga has soured people to the work of Yumi Unita especially among her English speaking fans.
- Black Jack Manga Returns in the Fall
I hope they still have some of the classic crazy town elements that made Black Jack what is was.
- Sankarea Gets OVAs Bundled with Books
- PSP Adventure Game La storia della Arcana Famiglia Anime Green-Lit
Seems like more and more girl oriented games are getting anime!
- GoRA Project Announced But No Details
- Goro Miyazaki Working on Samurai Era Film, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata Also Working on Projects
I haven’t had the chance to see Goro Miyazaki’s Up on Cherry Hill yet but I am curious about this new project. And Takahata working on something new is surely going to be wonderful.
- More Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume On the Way
- Newtype Ace Launches New Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Manga
- Amagami SS+ Gets New Path OVA
- Shiba Inoku-san 4-koma Getting Anime
- Otome Game Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku Anime Green-lit
- A New Installment of Rumic Theater Will Run in March
Takahashi’s Rumic Theater stories tend to be a bit more on the serious side and have a bit more social commentary while still retaining her comedic fair. I am curious where this story will fit into the Rumic Theater spectrum.
- Love Live! School Idol Project Getting Interactive Anime
- KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple Plus A New Manga Is Coming Out Alongside the New OVAs
- Madhouse Collaborating on Peanuts Shorts
What an unusual combination.
- Manga Bungo Series Adds Adaptions of Tiger Poet and Animal Farm
- Yurumates 3D Begins in April
- Koizumi Itsuki no Inbou a Haruhi Spin-Off Manga Scheduled
- Flash Animation Shorts Gakkatsu! to Begin on NHK Educational TV
- Speculative-Fiction Novel From the New World Getting Anime
- Hakuouki Sekkaroku Getting Many More Adaptions
- New BL Anime from Junjo Romantica / Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi Creator in the Works
- Fantasy Series Hinoko from Kare Kano Manga-ka to Begin in March
- Upotte!! Bundling OVA with 4th Manga Volume
- Master Keaton Manga Getting a Sequel
- Kindachi Case Files Returning to Weekly Serial
- AnoHana Manga to Start in Jump Square