Another eclectic month in licensing but little new streaming news. It seems that the U.S. companies are getting much better at get titles quickly. That is a good things as the longer titles are in limbo the more likely people are going to just start watching the fansubs.
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.
- Accel World (shorts) – VIZ
- Apple & Honey – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Attack on Titan – Funimation
It makes sense. This is THE series everyone is talking about this season.
- This Boy Caught a Merman – Sentai Filmworks
- Crimson Spell – VIZ
- Di Gi Charat (TV, OVAs, Special) – Sentai Filmworks
Surely I’m Gonna Be An Angel! is next. (Not really.)
- Digimon Frontier – New Video Group
- Dragonar Academy – Seven Seas
- Elfen Lied (TV and OVA) – Sentai Filmworks
- Fetishisms with Dignity – Digital Manga, Inc.
- From Up on Poppy Hill – GKids and Cinedigm
Looking forward to owning this, Disney was crazy for passing it up.
- A Fujoshi’s Guide to Japanese 1 – Otome’s Way
- Gatchaman (TV, OVA) – Sentai Filmworks
I know that some of the later box sets go for incredibly high prices because they had low print runs but no one is relicensing Dunbine for the same reason.
- Gay Erotic Manga And The Men Who Make It – PictureBox
- Godannar – Sentai Filmworks
Such a goofy fan service heavy series but also a fun mecha series. Glad to see it will be in print again.
- Holy Knight – Digital Manga, Inc.
- K – VIZ
- A Letter to Momo – GKids and Cinedigm
- Leviathan: The Last Defense~ – Sentai Filmworks
- Love Story of a Kinky Girl – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Makai Oji: Devils and Realist – Seven Seas
Looks interesting, but it is Seven Seas so I am wary.
- Mighty Space Miners – Discotek
Tim Maughan is surely thrilled.
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – Right Stuf
- Monster Rancher – Discotek
- Not Enough Time to Pull It Out – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Otome’s Way Anthology 1 – Otome’s Way
- Pretty Please – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Rio Rainbow Gate – Media Blasters
I’ll take my chance ’cause luck is on my side.
- Starzinger: The Movie Collection – Shout! Factory
I’m going to pretend our Golden Ani-Versary of Anime post got this licensed.
- Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky – Seven Seas
- Wolf Magic – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Yami to Boshi to Hon no Tabibito – Media Blasters
- You’re Too Hot for Me – Digital Manga, Inc.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! S1 – New Video Group
Newly Streaming in the U.S.
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Akagi and Kaiji Manga-ka Launching Series
- Creator of Special A Starting New Manga
- Gag Series Fate/Zero Cafe Getting Anime
And yet still no Fate/Hollow Ataraxia anime. Booo. But still more Saber is wonderful so I will be happy with what I get.
- Yuu Watase Reveals One-shot About a Cat
- Sword Art Online Progressive Novel Getting Manga Adaption
- New Manga From Original Creator Announced for Locke the Superman
- Fullmetal Alchemist Manga-ka Starting The Heroic Legend of Arslan Manga Adaption
Wow, this is awesome I’m so excited!!! Please be licensed ASAP.
- OVA to be Bundled with Kamisama Kiss Manga
I’m quite glad to hear this, Kamisama Kiss seemed to be the under-appreciated shojo anime of 2012.
- Maken-Ki! Battling Venus Getting More Anime
- Second Season of Chunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! Green-lit
I have to wonder if this was a series that should have just ended with the first season.
- Manga Tokyo ESP Announces Anime
- Baseball Series Ace of Diamond Launching Anime
- Series about Otaku Dad by Dance in the Vampire Bund Manga-ka Starting
- Robodog CG Anime Film in Production
- Action Manga Nobunagun Getting Anime
- Strobe’s Edge Creator Releasing One-shot
- Kimi ni Todoke and Aozora Yell Getting 1-shot Crossover Manga
I’m liking that more creators are doing fun little crossovers.
- Manga-ka of Black Bird Launching New Series Last Notes
- Chihayafuru OVA to be Bundled with Manga
- Creator of Tough Starts Wrestling Manga Lock Up
- The Princess and the Pilot Prequel Anime Green-lit
- Studio 4C and Toyota Working on New Anime
- My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Getting Spin-off Anime and OVA
- Anime Revealed for Knights of Sidonia
- Animals in Post-Apocalyptic World Manga Getting Anime
- Blazblue Game Franchise Anime Green-lit
Oh boy. An anime based on fighting game with a notorious story. I have to wonder if that is enough right turns to somehow wind up making a left turn.
- Ultra Super Pictures Announces Original Anime Arumoni
- A-1 Pictures Working on Anime Mirai Project
- Shinei Animation Reveal New Anime Paroru to Miraijima
- Studio 4C Announces New Title for Anime Mirai
- Sundome Manga-ka Starting New Series
- CG Shorts of The Midnight Animals Revealed
- BL Manga Love-Stage!! Getting Anime
- Natsume’s Book of Friends OVA Revealed
- Anime Green-lit for Sci-fi Manga Arpeggio of Blue Steel
- Romantic Comedy Nisekoi Anime Announced
- K Getting Anime Movie
- Mitsuru Adachi Working on New One-shot
- BD of A Certain Magical Index Movie to Include Bonus Anime
Even more reasons for me to be anticipating the movie.
- Valvrave the Liberator Starting Spin-Off Manga
Thank goodness the most important character is getting a spin-off.
- Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! Manga to Bundle Anime
As with anything related to Illya I am interested but wary. ESPECIALLY when they are unconstrained by broadcast standards.
- Shojo Manga Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! Bundles OVA
- Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Starting Spin-off Manga
I don’t hold out much optimism for projects like this, but it does feature my favorite character Bellows so I’m mildly curious.
- Otome Game Trick or Alice Getting Anime
I like Alice in Wonderland but my goodness we are getting to the point of over-saturation.