And with the Cowboy Bebop news all the old grumpy fans were somewhere almost close to happy for a second before their dark hearts filled with pitch and sadness again. But for everyone else there was quite a bit of older titles that will be back on the market as well.
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 (light novels) – Yen Press
- Angel Links – Funimation
This was clearly a “So you want Outlaw Star then you have to take this as well” license.
- Argento Soma – Sentai Filmworks
- Banner of the Stars – Funimation
I am glad to see people can experience Lafiel and Jinto’s adventures again.
- Banner of the Stars II – Funimation
Oh. And we got this too.
- Betterman – Sentai Filmworks
- Bloody Brat – Yen Press
- Brain Powered – Sentai Filmworks
I think I’m tempted to get this just to see what a train wreck it was.
- The Big O – Sentai Filmworks
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Funimation
- Code Geass: Akito the Exiled – Funimation
- Cowboy Bebop – Funimation
THANK THE LORD! Gimme my BDs!
- Crest of the Stars – Funimation
You shall call me ‘Lafiel’
- Cybersix – Discotek
- Danguard Ace: The Movie Collection – Shout! Factory
- Escaflowne: The Movie – Funimation
- Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture – Discotek
- Gakuen Polizi – Seven Seas
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Space – Sentai Filmworks
- Ghost Stories – Discotek
- Infinite Ryvius – Sentai Filmworks
- Intron Depot 5: Battalion (artbook) – Dark Horse
- Kill La Kill – Aniplex USA
- Kurokami The Animation – Sentai Filmworks
- My-HiME – Funimation
- My-Otome – Funimation
- My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ – Funimation
- My-Otome Zwei – Funimation
- Outlaw Star – Funimation
- Overman King Gainer – Sentai Filmworks
This is a series that deserves to stay in print even if it is a more obscure mecha show.
- Passage of the Stars: Birth – Funimation
- Phantom Theif Jeanne – VIZ
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story – Yen Press
- s-CRY-ed – Sentai Filmworks
- Sacred Seven – Sentai Filmworks
And only roommate and me cheer.
- Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai – Digital Manga
- Spell of Desire – VIZ
- Sword Art Online (light novels) – Yen Press
- Sword Art Online: Aincrad – Yen Press
- Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance – Yen Press
- Tales of the Abyss – Funimation
- Ultimate Girls – Media Blasters
- The Vision of Escaflowne – Funimation
I could probably go for a BD of this, too.
- What Did You Eat Yesterday? – Vertical Inc.
- The Wind Rises – Disney
I have to say I am a LITTLE surprised they picked this one up. Then again the name Hayao Miyazaki just has power.
- Witch Hunter Robin – Funimation
- Z-Mind – Sentai Filmworks
- Zegapain – Sentai Filmworks
Crowdfunding for English Release
Newly Streaming in the U.S.
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends Anime Starting in Fall
- Anime Green-lit for Super Seisyun Brothers
- 1-shot Manga Announced for AnoHana Movie
- New Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Manga Announced
- Attack No. 1 Getting New Comedy Manga Remake
- Manga-ka of Jiraishin Starting New Sky High Series
- Shinichiro Watanabe Announces Next Anime Space Dandy
The other bit of news that ALMOST made the grumps happy. Almost.
- OVA Revealed for Infinite Stratos 2
- More Broken Blade Anime in the Works
Yesss!!! Glad to hear this since the movies ended at a pivotal place.
- Kill Me Baby Adds Bonus Anime to CD Release
- One-shot Blue Exorcist Manga Becoming Ongoing Series
- Anime Green-lit for Historical Manga Donten ni Warau
- More Puella Magi Madoka Magica Manga Announced
- Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Special Cross-over Manga Announced for Nisekoi and Ore Monogatari!!
Very unusual since one runs in a shonen weekly magazine and the other in a shojo monthly anthology.
- Junichi Sato Reveals New Project Destructive Dangerous Foolish Girls – Amazing Twins
- 2nd Season of GJ Club Green-lit
- Another Manga Set in the Attack on Titan Universe Announced
- The Halloween Kid Getting Anime Special
- New Pokemon Anime Starting in the Fall
- Artbook Announced for Satoshi Kon
I am sure Evan Minto is very happy.
- Action Manga Guren 5 Starting in Comic Gene
- Yellow Creator Working on Historical Vampire Manga
- Yuu Higuri Starting Pirate Manga Princess Ledalia: Bara no Kaizoku
- Manga-ka of Kyudo Boys Beginning New Series
- Ken Akamatsu Reveals New Series UQ Holder!
I wonder given the premise if this will give fans come closure on Negima?
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Gets New Picture Drama
Just imagine a full Gundam Wing Frozen Teardrop anime. The fan reaction would be PRICELESS.
- Creator of Kamisama Dolls Starting New Sci-fi Manga
- Red Data Planet Manga Launching from GTO Manga-ka
Tohru Fujisawa has quite a bit on his plate right now.
- Second Season of Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life Green-lit
- 1-shot Manga of Killzone Games Announced
- Excel Saga Creator Starting Series Erotic Spectacle
I guess working with Masamune Shirow has really rubbed off on him.
- Spin-off Saint Seiya Manga Saintia Sho Launched
- Mystery Manga Starting from Mobile Police Patlabor and Birdy the Mighty Manga-ka
Something to keep our eyes on indeed.
- 3rd Season Announced for Teekyu
- Survival Game Shojo Manga Getting Anime
- New Spin-off Manga of A Certain Magical Index Starting Accelerator
I’m really surprised it took this long for it to happen.
- Shojo Manga Rokka Melt: Fiances Are Abominable Snowmen Starting
- More Junjo Romantica Anime in the Works
- Another Strike Witches Spin-off Manga Beginning