A new year means a new selection of titles people can forget ever existed when they do their year in review. Don’t be like all those other suckers. Read the Line-Up every month and then look back on it and the end of the year.
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.
- AKB0048 – Sentai Filmworks
Can’t say I saw this coming. It just seemed like on of those series no one would ever pick up because the price would be astronomical.
- AMNESIA – Sentai Filmworks
- Colorful ~ The Motion Picture – Sentai Filmworks
- Disciplinarian – Digital Manga Inc.
- Fight Ippatsu! Juden-chan!! – Media Blasters
- Fruitful Body – Digital Manga Inc.
- Gunbuster 2: Diebuster – Discotek
But no Gunbuster 1?
- Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Sentai Filmworks
- Hanasaku Iroha – NISA
- Hard Temptation – Digital Manga Inc.
- Her Sensitive Spot – Digital Manga Inc.
- I’m Coming with You! – Digital Manga Inc.
- I’m Not Your Maid!! – Digital Manga Inc.
- K-ON! (movie) – Sentai Filmworks
- <sarcasm> Thank goodness </sarcasm>
- Kampfer: Fur Die Liebe – Sentai Filmworks
- The Last of the Mohicans – PictureBox
- Little Busters! – Sentai Filmworks
<sarcasm> Thank goodness Part 2 </sarcasm>
- Lost Letters – VIZ
- Love Love? – Sentai Filmworks
- Man of Tango – VIZ
- My Pretty Idol Girlfriend – Digital Manga Inc.
- The Mysterious Underground Men – PictureBox
- Naughty Wives – Digital Manga Inc.
- Nijigahara Holograph – Fantagraphics
- Nurse’s Sweet Naked Truth – Digital Manga Inc.
- Okamikakushi ~ Masque of the Wolf – Sentai Filmworks
- Patlabor (OVA) – Sentai Filmworks
Now I know what to get Narutaki for her birthday.
- Perfect Training – VIZ
- Place to Place – Sentai Filmworks
- Pokemon: HeartGold SoulSilver (manga) – VIZ
- Pretty Men Fighting Dirty – VIZ
- Psychic Detective Yakumo – Sentai Filmworks
- Sasami-san@Ganbaranai – Sentai Filmworks
- Space Adventure Cobra (TV) – Right Stuf
Someone at Discotek Media is probably shaking his fist at Shawne Kleckner as I writer this.
- Summer Wars (manga) – Vertical Inc.
I don’t really know much about this, but I’m definitely looking forward to it!
- Summer Wars: Material Book (artbook) – UDON
Unexpected but definitely not unwanted.
- Sweet Emotions – Digital Manga Inc.
- Sweet Monster – VIZ
- Tableau Numéro 20 – VIZ
More est em manga is very welcome!
- Tamako Market – Sentai Filmworks
- Tegami Bachi: Reverse – Sentai Filmworks
- Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 – Sentai Filmworks
This is something I’ll definitely pick up.
- Vagina Manifesto – Digital Manga Inc.
Newly Streaming in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll added Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru, Maoyu, Cuticle Detective Inaba, Student Council’s Discretion Level 2, Hakkenden: Toho Hakken Ibun, THE UNLIMITED Hyobu Kyosuke, gdgd Fairies 2, Bakumatsu Gijiden Roman, Da Capo III, AMNESIA, SENYU, Chihayafuru 2, VIVIDRED OPERATION, Problem Children Are Coming From Another World Aren’t They?, Kotoura-San, Little Busters!, AKB0048 next stage
- Funimation added PUCHIM@S, Senran Kagura, Minami-ke: Tadaima, Haganai NEXT, Hetalia The Beautiful World
- Anime Network added Tamako Market, Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
- JManga added Ameiro Kochakan Kandan
- Weekly Shonen Jump (USA) added One-Punch Man, Kintoki, Dragon Ball (full-color)
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Saikano Creator Working on Two Short Manga
- Anime of Nozoki Ana to be Bundled with Manga and Adding New Content
- Miki Yoshikawa Launching New Manga Series
- Arisa Manga-ka Starting New Series About Ballroom Dancing
Apparently ballroom dancing is the new thing! There is also a shonen sports manga out about it and probably a few more I don’t know about. None of these seem likely to be licensed though!
- New Manga About Pre-War Woman Manga-ka Announced
Again something that sounds really interesting but probably won’t be translated.
- Comedy Manga Daichi Tomoo Getting Anime
- Second Squid Girl OVA to be Bundled with Manga
Andrew from the Veef show rejoices!
- More Adventurier – Shinsetsu Arsène Lupin Announced
- I’ll Give It My All . . . Tomorrow Gets Spin-off Manga
- Manga-ka Yasuto Miura Launching New Series Hakka Shojo
- One-shot Mazinger Z VS. Kekko Kamen Running in Grand Jump
That does not seem like a fair fight.
- Nisekoi and Haikyu Get Crossover One-shot
- Co-production Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~ Announced
- Senran Kagura OVAs Included on DVD/BDs
- Monogatari Series Second Season Revealed
- Spin-off Webmanga of House of Five Leaves Begins
- Recorder & Randsell Creators Working On Two New Manga
- New Manga Launched from Venus Cappriccio Manga-ka
- Makoto Shinkai’s New Anime Short Revealed
- Tamako Market DVD/BD Getting Bonus Short
- New Anime Film Mina no Mori no Kanna-sensei Announced
- Another Hunter X Hunter Movie Planned
- New Ghost in the Shell Anime Announced
OH MY LORD! This was definitely the big announcement for me this month. Though I’d be happier if Kenji Kamiyama was on board, I’m still very hyped.
The changes make me go into this a little more cautiously than usual but I am still looking forward to this.
- BTOOOM! Creator Starting New Manga
- A Certain Magical Index Film Getting Manga Adaption
I love Index but I am not really looking forward to this. It could be a good manga based on an anime but I think it would be just better to watch the movie.
- Short Manga of Blast of Tempest Revealed
- Anime Announced for Yusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shūshoku o Ketsui Shimashita Series
- LIMIT Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Gokusen Creator Starting New Romance Comedy Manga
- New Manga for Those Who Hunt Elves Revealed
- Special 3 X 3 Eyes One-shot Launched
- SENYU Getting OVA
- Light Novel Series Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo Anime Green-lit
- Hetalia The Beautiful World BD/VD Release to Include Unaired Episodes
- Anime Announced for Series Unbreakable Machine-Doll
- More Tetsujin 28 Anime In the Works as Comedy Shorts
I was almost excited.
- New Fantasy Manga Launched from Metal Guardian Faust Creator
- Edo-era Action Series Joju Senjin!! Mushibugyo Getting Anime
- Short Space Brothers ~Itten no Hikari~ to be Bundled with Manga
More Space Brothers is always good.
- Genshiken: Second Season Anime Green-lit
I know at least one blogger is amazingly happy.
- 4-koma Spin-off of Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! Starts
- Toriko Film Adaption Coming in Summer
- More DD Fist of the North Star Anime on the Way
- 3rd Season Announced for Detective Opera Milky Holmes
- MMORPG Light Novels Log Horizon Anime Revealed
- Ryu Moto Launched New 4-koma Manga
I love Ryo Moto’s bright and cute style!
- Say Hello to Black Jack Creator Starts New Online Series
- Eat-Man Manga-ka Releases New One-shot
- New Manga Adaption of Don Quixote Started
- Rose Gun Days Gets Prologue Manga
That reminds me I should play Rose Gun Days part 1.
- Extra Episode of Boku no Imoto wa Osaka Okan Included on BD
- Manga Coming for Makoto Shinkai’s New Film
- Mawaru Penguindrum Getting Manga Adaption
As with any anime to manga adaptation I am wary but I will give it a chance with guarded expectations.
- Unaired Episode of Encouragement of Climb Added to BD
- New CGI Captain Harlock Film Announced
- Film Adaption Revealed for Shojo Horror Series Zekkyo Gakkyu