In a rare turn, Anime Expo is straddling the line between June and July so most of the announcements have ended up here! But I’m sure San Diego Comic-Con and Otakon will bring plenty of news for July as well. Still the licensing and streaming announcements this month are staggering. I’m really looking forward to another anime season where almost everything is being simulcast!
Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war. So begins the turbulent time that we know as Convention Season. Right out of the gate Anime Expo lays down some righteous licensing smackdowns as well as the now normal deluge of streaming announcements that come with a new anime season. But if this seems hectic it is still only the beginning. Next month will not have as many streaming shows but the title pick ups should be just as impressive. Lets hope that the rumor that Penguindrum is licensed is not just people trying to get our hopes up!
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 Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game – Seven Seas
I’ve yet to try out the Alice series, not sure why since I love Alice in Wonderland, I love pretty guys, and the series seems pretty popular.
- Aoi Hana (anime) – Right Stuf
I think this was a title most people assumed would never be picked up.
- Appleseed XIII – Funimation
- Aria the Scarlett Ammo – Funimation
- Blood-C – Funimation
- Blood-C: The Last Dark – Funimation
The Aristocrats! Part 2
- Campione! – Sentai Filmworks
- Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below – Sentai Filmworks
- Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble – Seven Seas
- From Up on Poppy Hill – GKids
I’m pretty excited about this if only because having GKids in the market for distributing foreign animated films creates a lot of possibilities. And it is Ghibli. And even though I wasn’t impressed with Goro Miyazaki’s first directorial attempt, I’m willing to give him another chance.
- Gegege no Kitaro – Drawn & Quarterly
A rather unexpected title considering its age. Curious to see how this does.
- Hakuoki Reimeiroku – Sentai Filmworks
- The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat – Digital Manga Publishing
- Hiiro no Kakera – Sentai Filmworks
- Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere S2 – Sentai Filmworks
- Hyaako (anime) – Right Stuf
I’m glad this quirky little series got picked up. Maybe someone will get the manga as well.
- Idolm@ster Xenoglossia – Sentai Filmworks
- Ikki Tosen: Great Guardians – Funimation
- Ikki Tosen: Xtreme Xecutor – Funimation
- Jormungand – Funimation
- Juicy Cider – Digital Manga Publishing
- Knights of Sidonia – Vertical Inc.
As with most Vertical titles this just looks worth checking out for how usual it is. Always nice to see some sci-fi manga.
- La Storia della Arcana Famiglia – Sentai Filmworks
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky – Sentai Filmworks
- Love Hair – Digital Manga Publishing
- Love Infusion – Digital Manga Publishing
- Mad Bull 34 – Discotek
- Mayo Chiki! – Sentai Filmworks
- Michiko and Hatchin – Funimation
ABOUT TIME FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
- Mikunopolis – Aniplex USA
- Natsuyuki Rendezvous – Sentai Filmworks
- Ristorante Paradiso (anime) – Right Stuf
Newly Streaming/Broadcasting in the U.S.
- JManga added The Word of Buddha, The Metamorphosis, One Thousand and One Nights, Walkin’ Butterfly, Yuruyuri, Sorairo Girlfriend, Haru Natsu Aki Furu, Sereila of Silver The Knight Princess of Orlelian, A Dream Woven With a Sheik, A Husband to Belong To, A Question of Pride, Accidental Mistress, Cowboys, Babies and Shotgun Vows, Dark Heritage, Marriage at a Price, Married by Mistake!, Practice Husband, Love Spice, Queen’s Stairs, Roman Holiday, Peace Maker, Bedded or Wedded?, The Marine & the Princess, Marriage Wanted, Caribbean Desire, Purchased for Revenge, The Billionaire’s Virgin Mistress, The Sheik’s Reluctant Bride
- Funimation added Kingdom, Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Binbogami ga!
- Crunchyroll added Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Ambitions of Oda Nobuna, YuruYuri S2, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere S2, Chitose Get You!!, Campione!, So I Can’t Play H!, Jinrui Wa Suitai Shimashita, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Kokoro Connect, La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia, Tari Tari, Sword Art Online, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit
- TMS’s Youtube Channel added Cardfight!! Vanguard (dub)
- VIZ added Evangelion manga (as a simul-release)
- Cartoon Network added Scan2Go
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- New Dark Fantasy Manga from Yamato Yamamoto and Takaya Kagami Coming
I’m kinda curious about this, but then again it is from the author of Legend of Legendary Heroes . . .
- Samurai Ace Magazine Launched this Month
- Short The Computer Revolution: The Birth of the Most Powerful and Fastest Brains from Parasite Eve Creator Premiered
- More Yurumates3D on the Way
- Two New Kindaichi Case Files OVAs Announced for 20th Anniversary
Good to see that Kindaichi Case Files is still solving cases. It might not be Detective Conan popular but that never stops the series.
- Jeribu!! Sex Comedy Manga Launching in Comic Birz
- Short Medabots Manga Coming to Weekly Shonen Jump
- Btoom! Action Manga Being Made into Anime by MADHOUSE
- New 2012 Young Animator Training Project Money Goes to Gonzo, Trigger, Pierrot, and MADHOUSE
- Yama no Susume Anime Green-lit
- Mixed Media Project Arata-naru Sekai About a Depopulated Future Planned
- New Puella Magi Madoka Magica Manga Series Announced
- “Noisy Citrine” Side-story for Puella Magi Oriko Magica Coming
- Chihayafuru Anime Continuing With Second Season
- Saki Episode of Side A Gets Extra Episodes
Now with added taco content?
- Bonus Manga of Hotaru no Hikari Ran
- Declining-Birthrate Romantic Comedy Manga Sakura Sakura Begins
- Web-Manga Chronicling Dieting Launched
- Major Anime Releasing 15-minutes of Unseen Footage
I wonder if they kill more characters in that 15-minutes of unseen footage?
- New Series From Bunny Drop Manga-ka Yokke Kazoku Beginning Late Summer
I know the ending of Bunny Drop was divisive, but I haven’t gotten there yet so I’m happily looking forward to her next series.
- Robot Girl Manga Arumi-chan no Gakushucho Launched in Young Jump
- Inazuma Eleven GO VS. Danboru Senki W Film Announced
- Monthly Shonen Sunday Running One-shot From Kekkaishi Manga-ka
DO WANT! Come on VIZ, make this happen. I’m also on the edge of my seat to find out when she’ll be starting a new series!
- Hajime no Ippo Creator Starting New Series About the Japan Earthquake
- New Baseball Manga Coming from Manga-ka of Silent Service and Zipang
- Minami-ke Bundles DVD with Manga
- New Manga Misako from Air Master Creator Starting
- Mascot Blood Bunny Getting Anime Shorts
- GTO Spin-off Manga Will Star Onizuka’s Friend Ryuuji Danma
This is great! Considering he was the equally main character in Shonan Junai Gumi it is great to see Ryuuji Danma rise back up to having main character status again.
- Manga Pomeromeko from Madoka Team Begins
- New Series from Manga-ka Kiriko Yumeji Starts
- Gyo Manga-ka Premieres Essay Manga Junshoku Madara Nikki
- Usogui OVA Bundled with Manga
- TV Anime of Magi Revealed
- New Comedy from Legend of Koizumi Creator Fuhyo Hakai Tenshi Lovekyuri Launched
- Manga Announced for Robotics;Notes
- Ixion Saga Online Fantasy Game Getting Anime TV Series
- Three New Moyashimon Shorts Released
- Tenshi Ja Nai!! Manga-ka Starts New Series About College Girl and a Mysterious Cat
- Nerd-chan Mascot Anime Green-lit
- Medaka Box Continues With a 2nd Season
- Two New Manga Assassination Classroom and Takamagahara Starting in Weekly Shonen Jump
I’m hoping these will come to Shonen Jump Alpha!
- Production I.G Creates Olympic Shorts
- New Web Manga From Nyan-koi Creator Launches
- OVA Motion Comic Naruto Given to Moviegoers
- Shaman King Manga-ka to Release One-shot
- Teaching English Magical Girl Shorts Being Produced
- Grandpa Danger Gets OVA
- New Lyrical Nanoha Manga Innocent to Launch
- Peach-Pit Starting a New Seires
- Idolm@ster Shiny Festa Games Will Include New Anime Episodes
- Eight Idolm@aster-inspired Manga Starting
That is a lot of manga.
- 2-hour One Piece Special About Nami to Air
Yes please! May I have another?
- The Misfortune of a Certain Zombie Girl Light Novels Get Green-lit for Anime
- Sho-Comi Launching New Manga From Go Ikeyamada
- Creator of Sgt. Frog Drawing Dragon Quest Monsters+ Gaiden One-shot
- Comedy Manga Today’s Asuka Show Getting Anime
- Fantasy Series Demon Queen and Hero Anime Adaption In the Works
- Revolutionary Girl Utena Manga-ka Launching New Series
- Spin-off Chapter of Magico Manga Announced
- 4-koma Series Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Gets OVA this Summer
- Bodacious Space Pirates Movie Announced
- Disc Release of Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita Will Include New Shorts