This month Sentai Filmworks continues its trend of picking up anime titles for home release before they’ve premiered. But not as many streaming announcements as I’d imagined, perhaps the first week of October will be the explosion. To top it all off there was the unreal shock of Rose of Versailles getting licensed! Every month seems to hold something delightful to celebrate.
Hooray! It seems that Mawaru Penguindrum was finally licensed as it was always meant to be. But the Rose of Versailles announcement was even more unexpected. So it proves that no matter what all licenses are still theoretically on the table. It is just some are far more likely than others.
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.
- And Her in a Uniform – Digital Manga Publishing
- Boing Boing – Digital Manga Publishing
- BTOOOM! – Sentai Filmworks
- Busou Shinki – Sentai Filmworks
- Bust to Bust – Digital Manga Publishing
- Chuunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! – Sentai Filmworks
- Digimon S1 – New Video Group
- Dinner at the Shimoedas – Digital Manga Publishing
- Doubt – Yen Press
- Fate/Stay Night – Sentai Filmworks
The less popular Holy Grail War.
- Fetishisms: Gone Wild – Digital Manga Publishing
- Fetishisms: Gone Wilder – Digital Manga Publishing
- Fetishisms: Virgins – Digital Manga Publishing
- From the New World – Sentai Filmworks
- Girls und Panzer – Sentai Filmworks
- Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb – Sentai Filmworks
- Highschool of the Dead – Drifters of the Dead – Sentai Filmworks
- How to Dump Your Girlfriend with Style – Digital Manga Publishing
- How Good Was I? – Digital Manga Publishing
- Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry Blossom Pink – Seven Seas
- Letter Bee – Sentai Filmworks
- Makunouchi Deluxe – Digital Manga Publishing
- Mawaru Penguindrum – Sentai Filmworks
- Medaka Box Abnormal – Sentai Filmworks
- The Moon & the Sun – Digital Manga Publishing
- Naughty Boobs – Digital Manga Publishing
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Detective Diary – Dark Horse
- Ninja Scroll (movie) – Sentai Filmworks
I will be getting my Blu-Ray after all, joy!
- Nurse’s Paradise – Digital Manga Publishing
- Nurse’s Secrets – Digital Manga Publishing
- Otter #11 – VIZ
- Pink Bunny Play Time – Digital Manga Publishing
- Power Play! – Digital Manga Publishing
- Puppy Lust – Digital Manga Publishing
- Puru Puru Hearts – Digital Manga Publishing
- The Rose of Versailles – Nozomi Entertainment
This is one of those shows people had stopped hoping for, the flame of faith had gone out, and wouldn’t you know that would be the moment it happens!
- A Sensual Ladies Man – Digital Manga Publishing
- Splash to Love – Digital Manga Publishing
- Teach Me a Lesson – Digital Manga Publishing
- Trigun: Multiple Bullets – Dark Horse
I don’t know if I ever knew about this anthology of stories by multiple creators, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m also hoping the Trigun omnibuses Dark Horse is releasing will be beautiful.
- Utsubora – A Story of a Novelist – Vertical Inc.
Newly Streaming/Broadcasting in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll added Hiiro no Kakera S2, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take Me Eyes Off You, From the New World, Ixion Saga DT
- JManga added Encouragement of Climb, Ibara no Namida, Hanjuku Joshi, Gokujo Drops, Shiba Inuko-san
- Viki added The Rose of Versailles
- Kindle added Say Hello to Black Jack
- Shonen Jump Alpha added Cross Manage
A SPORTS manga, please let this be a new trend!
- VIZ added K
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Love Comedy Series Doubt! from Gosick Artist Launched
- Self-published Manga Ongaku Gets Film Adaption
- BBC Sherlock Gets Manga Version
Bringing slash fiction fans and fujoshi even closer together.
- Extra Episode of La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia Added to DVD Release
- Joshiraku Manga Volume to Bundle Anime
- Anime Announced for Beast Saga Game Franchise
- More Anime of Maken-Ki! Revealed
- A Second Season for High School DxD Green-lit and Unaired Episode to be Bundled with Novels
- Anime Mirai Project to Support Aruvu Rezuru – Mechanized Fairies
- Cutey Honey-inspired 1-shot Oedo Honey Announced
I am always slightly amused how Cutey Honey keeps on keeping on in Japan. She never goes too long without something about her being produced.
- OVA Revealed for Kuroko’s Basketball
And it will focus on Kise and Aomine’s past, needless to say this is right up my alley.
- New Series from Doujin Work Creator Due in Fall
- New Manga Oda-San ke no Ran Hoshi Will Run in Gangan Online
- Yamakan Working on Wake Up Girls! Anime
- 4-koma Series Aiura Reveals Anime
- I’ll Give It My All . . . Tomorrow Creator Starts New Series About Young Man Moving to Tokyo
- New Short Manga Musume no Iede By Wandering Son Creator Announced
- More Grandpa Danger Anime Revealed
- Another New Series Announced from We Were There Manga-ka
This woman is busy! I’m sure it will be as emotionally wrenching as her past works.
- CG Comedy Series Usavich Announces 5th Season
- Masamune Shirow and Koushi Rikudou Collaborating on New Manga
I would like to meet the person who saw this collaboration coming say 3 or 4 years ago.
- Upcoming PSP One Piece Game Includes New Anime
- More Persona 4 Manga on the Way
As it is about the detective character from Persona 4 I am interested in this.
- Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~ Creator Launches New 4-koma Manga
- Short Josei Manga Waterdrop Puzzle Starts
- Online Manga Series Marine Corps Yumi by Strike Witches Creator Debuts
- Good Job Club Light Novels Launching Manga with Same Artist
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Manga-ka Creating 1-shot for Shonen Jump
It looks like more Rohan Kishibe madness so I am very much looking forward to it.
- Cardfight!! Vanguard 3rd Season Green-lit
- OVA Announced for My Little Sister is Among Them!
- Sylph’s Brothers Conflict Franchise Reveals Anime Adaption and 4-koma Manga
- 3rd OVA Announced for Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple
I am sure Daryl Surat is pleased.
- More Idolm@ster Anime on the Way in an Adaption of 4-koma Manga Bundled with Dengeki Maoh
- Phi Brain Puzzle of God Continues with 3rd Season
- New Alternative Detective Opera Milky Holmes Anime Special Green-lit
I’ve been told they are actually competent in these alternate takes, but I just don’t know if I care.
- Anime Announced for Space Manga Majestic Prince
- A New Touhou Manga Project is Underway
- Saint Young Men Anime Film Green-lit
Probably the most important piece of anime news for the manga community all year.
- Ecchi Series Nozoki Ana Anime Green-lit
- A New Lupin III Special in the Works
- Second Season Announced for Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos and OVA