Goodness me the announcements stacked up this month! And quite of few them were unexpected delights from new anime of classic shows like Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon to the many licenses for the U.S. Con season is coming to a close with plenty to cheer about.
Convention season craziness leads this to be probably one of the most information packed Line-Ups you will see this year. There are some real surprises in the line up. Everything from old classics getting a new lease on life to unlikely pick ups most people would not have causally guessed. I suppose that is just con season for you.
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.
- Absolute Monarch Syndrome – Digital Manga Publishing
- Another (manga) – Yen Press
- Aki Sora: Yume no Naka – Media Blasters
- Akira – Funimation
- Aquarion EVOL – Funimation
After listening to the Veef Show review I am very interested in seeing this. That is some great timing all in all.
- ATOMCAT – Digital Manga Publishing
- Breasts of Temptation – Digital Manga Publishing
- BTOOOM! – Yen Press
- Caramel – Digital Manga Publishing
- Colorful Dreams – Digital Manga Publishing
- Detroit Metal City – Sentai Filmworks
- Disgaea 3: School of Devils (manga) – Udon Entertainment
- Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations – Udon Entertainment
- Evangelion Chronicle: Side A – Udon Entertainment
- Evangelion Chronicle: Side B – Udon Entertainment
- Extra Juicy – Digital Manga Publishing
- Fairy Tail: Hoo no Miko – Funimation
- Goddess of the Glass – Digital Manga Publishing
- Golden Boy – Discotek
Not the old series I expected Discotek to save but it is a fun show.
- Gundam the Origin – Vertical Inc.
VICTORY! If you only license one Gundam manga it should be this one. As I understand, if this does well Vertical will look at other Gundam manga.
Easily the best reveal of Otakon! And hardcover with color pages and extras like essays? This is going to be an amazing release. I need to pre-order ASAP!
- How to Make Him My Master – Digital Manga Publishing
- Idolhouse – Digital Manga Publishing
- An Innocent Relationship – Digital Manga Publishing
- Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – Sentai Filmworks
- Jubei-chan – Media Blasters
- Kokoro Connect – Sentai Filmworks
- A Letter to Momo – GKids
- Lies Are a Gentleman’s Manners – Digital Manga Publishing
- Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo – Discotek
- Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine – Funimation
- Maken-Ki! Battling Venus – Funimation
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Art Book – Udon Entertainment
- NAKAIMO: My Little Sister Is Among Them! – Sentai Filmworks
- One Piece: Strong World – Funimation
This is one of the strongest original movies. It is not good as a real One Piece story but for an original story it is quite entertaining.
- The Parasite Doctor Suzune – Digital Manga Publishing
- The Passion Of Gengoroh Tagame: Bara Master – PictureBox
- Qwaser of Stigmata – Sentai Filmworks
I wonder if they are going to milk this title for all it is worth?
- Range of Love – Digital Manga Publishing
- Read or Die: R.O.D. Official Archive – Udon Entertainment
More Read or Die is always good.
- Ring x Mama – Digital Manga Publishing
- Sankarea – Funimation
- So I Can’t Play H! – Sentai Filmworks
- Someday’s Dreamers II Sora – Sentai Filmworks
- Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection – Funimation
- Space Brothers – Sentai Filmworks
I am slightly surprised that they are picking this up. I think this is a title you should really pick up if you want to show licensors that sci-fi titles with older protagonists can sell. I’m not saying pick this title up if you don’t like it. But if you did like it you better damn pick it up.
- Stardust Traffic – Digital Manga Publishing
- Takasugi-san’s Obento – Digital Manga Publishing
- Tari Tari – Sentai Filmworks
- Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar – Funimation
- Triton of the Sea – Digital Manga Publishing
I’m glad this will be seeing a release, it was pretty precarious there for a while.
- Umineko: When They Cry – NIS America
I can’t say this is the strongest adaption but I found it charming.
- Unico – Digital Manga Publishing
- Uniformed Love – Digital Manga Publishing
- Welcome to the Erotic Bookstore – Yen Press
- With Love, From Mochizuki – Digital Manga Publishing
- Wolfsmund – Vertical Inc.
The author has a strong pedigree indeed. Can’t wait to see this when it comes out.
- Work for Pleasure – Digital Manga Publishing
Newly Streaming/Broadcasting in the U.S.
- Shonen Jump Alpha added Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Blue Exorcist, Tamakara-ga-hara
- Crunchyroll added Utakoi, Hakuoki Reimeiroku, Dog Days S2, Moyashimon Returns, Moyashimon, Nakaimo ~ My Little Sister is Among Them!
- IDA Entertainment added Gomera
- JManga added Love Dances in the Night, Sereila of Silver -The Kidnapped Princess Falls in Love with the Falcon King-, Twelve Hour Ruler, Nagomi Club, Pippira Note, The Black Sheep, Acting on Impulse, Lord Calthorpe’s Promise I, Summer in Italy, Sun-Ken Rock, Dousei Ai, Mythical Detective Loki, Garden, In the Sand Dunes Where the Black Feathers Dance, How to Tame a Difficult Woman, To the Stage of Love with the Sheik, Domesticating Luc, The Apartment, Prisoner of the Tower, Lady Lady, Onihei the Devilish Bureau Chief, The Morning I Met Goddess
- Cartoon Network added Samurai 7
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Shojo Series Kamisama Kiss Anime Green-lit
This is a series by Karakuri Odette manga-ka Julietta Suzuki! Even though this series is out in English I haven’t had a chance to pick it, but I’m still very much looking forward to the anime adaption.
- Web-manga Spin-off of Yuruyuri Starts
- Unaired Episode of So, I Can’t Play H! to be Bundled with Manga
- New Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Anime Revealed
All my feelings! This in my Sailor Moon announcement for the month.
- Murder Mystery Manga Starring AKB48 Launches
I’m actually really curious to read this if someone ends up fan-translation it.
- New Kaito Kid Specials Planned for August
August is looking good!
- Sailor Moon Getting More Anime in 2013
Easily the biggest and most surprising news of the month was the reveal at the 20th anniversary event of new Sailor Moon anime for next summer. Details are sparse beyond the 2013 date and it is rumored to be a worldwide broadcast.
- Romantic Comedy Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shura Sugiru Getting Anime
- Yahabee One-shot Being Done by Shaman King Creator
- Video Game Devil’s Third Plans Anime and Manga
- Another Kiss X Sis OVA Announced
- Visual Novel Continuation D.C.III ~Da Capo III~ Getting Anime
- Epilogue Garden of Sinners: Mirai Fukuin Anime Announced
I know that ever since the box set came out people have been asking for this. Glad to see it as it is a nice little wrap up for the series.
- Comedy Light Novel Series GJ-bu Chuto-bu Anime Green-lit
- My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected Light Novels Getting Anime
- New Dog Manga Aru Hi Inu no Kuni kara Tegami ga Kite Begins
- Cyborg 009 Getting New American Comic Adaption
I can’t say I saw that coming.
- Series About Manga-ka and Editor Getting Married Couple’s Safari Launched
- New Zombie Romantic Comedy Manga Starting in Monthly Princess Magazine
- New Anime Movie of Dragon Ball Revealed
- More Anime Announced for Zettai Karen Children
As always with a little bit I guilt I look forward to seeing what they do next.
- Hagio Moto Starting New Manga Serialization Queen Margot
More unexpected news of the month! Hopefully we won’t have to wait decades for this to have an English release.
- Seitokai Yakuindomo! Gets OVA and More Anime Projects
- Side-story Anime of The World God Only Knows Green-lit
- Webmanga of Video Game Franchise Klonoa Being Drawn By Big O Creator
- Short Manga Tough Spin-off Devils x Devil to Start
- New Manga Series Announced from Manga-ka of Tough and Riki-Oh
- One-shot Manga Announced for Real Idol Unit Momoiro Clover Z
- PS3 Game Tokyo Jungle About Wild Animals Gets Manga
- Manga Adaption of Pierrot ~Yoakemae~ Novel About Japanese Earthquake Announced
- New Anime Bundled with Next Volume of Junjo Romantica Manga
- Code:Breaker Manga Bundling Anime OVAs
- Buronson and Yuka Nagate Launching Silencer Manga
- New Manga by Rinko Ueda Sakura Juuyuushi Starting
- Soccer Manga from Real Bout High School Creator Begins
- More AKB0048 Anime Revealed for Next Year
- Rie Takada Starting New Romantic Comedy Manga Boku no Kanojo wa Yojinbo
- Comedy Fantasy Light Novels Mondai-Ji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? Getting Anime
- Manga Adaption Announced for Persona 4 Arena Game
- New Anime for Sakura TaisenSeries Bundled with Manga
I know it is not aimed at me but I will probably watch it just because it is Sakura Taisen.
- Shojo Series About Bullying/Suicide Forget-me-not Launching
Looking forward to this title from the lady who did We Were There. The subject matter is quite serious again.
- New Shonen Manga Vanilla Fiction from Maoh Creator Starting Next Month
- Hetalia Getting a 5th Season of Anime
- Unaired Episode of So I Can’t Play H! to be Bundled with Light Novel
- Ghost Hunt Getting Sequel Manga
- 14-Sai Reissue Adds New Ending
- Second Season Announced for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
- The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat Anime Green-lit
- Legend of Basara Manga-ka Starting Series Iromen
- More Initial D Anime Announced
YAYAYAYA!!! Hopefully this won’t be a lame OVA, we clearly need at 5th stage anime TV series.
- Bonus Chapter Added to Final Volume of Zetsubo Sensei Manga
I am very curious to see what he adds. It could totally change the ending if they want it to.
- Chiisakobee Manga Based on Historical Novel Beginning
- Another New Story from D.N.Angel Creator Slated