Not a ton of stuff caught my attention this month. That being said, there were still plenty of new announcements from Japan! And with summer con season over it isn’t surprising to hear license news dip a bit. But of course we can expect next month to have plenty of streaming news with the new season about to start.
After the last two months that have been a flurry of announcements due to convention season August seems down right tranquil. Everyone but Discotek and Digital Manga Publishing seem to be taking a breather and working on all the things they just announced. But don’t worry. The falls season starts soon enough and that means more announcements indeed.
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.
- Cosplay Girlfriend – Digital Manga Publishing
- Fetish Grab Bag – Digital Manga Publishing
- Festishisms: Sexy Wives – Digital Manga Publishing
- Festishisms: Immoral – Digital Manga Publishing
- Happy Girls – Digital Manga Publishing
- Hello Work – Digital Manga Publishing
- Hurricane Polymer (OVA) – Discotek
I can’t say I expected that one. Goes to prove that you can never say never with anime licenses. (Unless it is Macross 7.)
- Knock Me Up – Digital Manga Publishing
- Ladies Full of Love – Digital Manga Publishing
- Late Bloomers – Digital Manga Publishing
- Love, Elections, and Chocolate – Sentai Filmworks
- Lupin III: Red VS. Green – Discotek
I was not that crazy about this special, I’m curious how others feel about it.
- Moe-Maniax – Digital Manga Publishing
- Sex Toys – Digital Manga Publishing
- Tekkaman Blade II (OVA) – Discotek
- Virgin Games – Digital Manga Publishing
- Wife in Short Shorts – Digital Manga Publishing
Newly Streaming/Broadcasting in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll added Traveling Daru
- Anime Network added Love, Elections, and Chocolate
- JManga added The Sheikh and a Desert Pearl, Forbidden Love with a Prince, Duetto, Candy, Tokyo Lastochika, Yuruyuri, Shirumashi Pilgrim, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, Record, The London Game, Hanagatari Tenshoin Atsuhime, Endless Rain, Ilegenes -Track of a Black Gleam, Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Idol-centered Card Game Aikatsu! Announces Anime Adaption
- New SHAFT Anime Prism Nana Project Revealed
I thinking this is not the next Madoka. It looks a bit more K-ON! magical girls. But we shall see.
- Metal Fury (Beyblade 4D) Planned for the Fall
- More To Love-Ru Darkness Anime Bundled with Manga
Even fire proves unable to kill To Love-Ru.
- New OVA Green-lit for Corpse Party Games
- Nazotoki-hime wa Meitantei Manga Bundles OVA
- Maki Yoko Starting New Manga in Ribon Magazine
YAY! Finally! She has been working on collaborative work for a while now so I’m glad to see her getting back to the sugary romances of Ribon.
- Spy Penguin Anime Series to be Released Through Monthly Magazine
- Special Cowboy Bebop BD Release to Have New Extras Including Ein Picture Drama
I wish someone would pick this up. It seems like a sure thing.
- H-Comedy Rescue Me! Has Anime Scheduled
- Anohana Film From Menma’s Point of View Announced
- Anime Version of The Flowers to Evil Green-Lit
- Lychee Light Club Anime Revealed
I think everyone can agree. This is not the first manga everyone expected to be adapted.
- Otome Game Amnesia Getting Anime
- Tiger & Bunny Character Designer Draws New One-shot Manga for the Series
There are quite a few Tiger & Bunny manga out there now, I really wish someone would get an English release going!
- Kia Asamiya Starting Car Racing Manga
- Go Nagai Launches New Devilman Spin-off Manga
- New One-shot and New Series from Manga-ka of Kyo Koi o Haijimemashita Launching
- 4-koma Manga Yuyushiki Has Anime Green-lit
- New OVA Announced for Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
- Tennis Gag Manga Getting Anime Series
- Part-wolf Detective Anime Cuticle Detective Inaba Announced
I feel like a lot of the detective anime announced lately is just kinda bizarre.
- Boys Be… Manga Gets a New Series of Short Stories Called ~adult season~
- 10 Legendary Warriors Manga Ju ~Ninpo Makai Tensho~ Based on Novels Starts
- Tramps Like Us Manga-ka Starting New Series
Sadly it is not entitled “Baby We Were Born To Run.”
- Manga about Life and Death Half & Half Set to Begin Series
- Anime Beach Special of Fairy Tail Bundled with Next Manga Volume
- Kagero Project Announces Anime Adaption
- Himeyuri Alumnae Incorporated Foundation Creates Anime Short
- To All The Corners Of The World Getting Anime Film Adaption
What throws me off about this is the director worked on Mai Mai Miracle . . . and Black Lagoon. What a weird combo!
- Game Studio Overdrive Creating Anime Concert for 5th Anniversary of Kira Kira
- Crossover Manga Announced for Kasaan and My Three Daughters
- Cat Comedy Manga Kremlin Getting Anime
- First Love Stories Dandy Maniac From Futari-H Creator Starting
- New Series Alice to Zoroku Beginning in Monthly Comics Ryu
- Two Additional Installments of Samurai Deeper Kyo Available Through Mail-order
It is finally time for the 5 mariachis to try to defeat Kyo!
- Arina Tanemura Working on Full-color Manga Short
I’m not sure how this will be released in a collected format but pretty much everything else by her has come to the States so here’s hoping!
- Visual Novel Rose Gun Days Getting Manga Adaption
This should be fun. I wonder if Yen Press will pick it up by default?
- Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life Manga Getting 3D Anime Shorts
- Original Concept Anime Nagi no Asu Kara Green-lit
- Tomino Project G-RekoEntering Production
The real question is which Tomino are we going to get? Happy Tomino, crazy Tomino, depressed Tomino, or some combination of the above?
- Shojo Reverse Harem Manga Series Akai Ito Launched
- Short Announced for Hot Spring Series Yumekuri
- Webmanga Fantasy Senyu Announced Anime Adaption
- New Chapter of Kizuna – Bonds of Love boys-love Manga Revealed
- Tetsuwan Birdy Evolution Getting 1-shot Epilogue
- 4-koma Romantic Comedy Koutoura-san Getting Anime
- Anime Announced for RPG God Dimensional Game Neptunia VIt was really only a matter of time before the video game that makes consoles into sexy girls got animated.
- New Duel Masters Manga Rev. Launched in Shonen Sunday
- New Manga Based on Composer DECO*27’s New Album Begins
- After School Midnighters Announces Sequel Film
I’m hoping I’ll be able to see the first movie sometime soon what with them throwing it into the Oscar ring.
- Second Season Revealed for Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls
- Bonus Episode of Accel World Bundled with New Game
- Jewelpet Twinkle BD Release to Include Extra Episode