The Line-Up is a monthly rundown of newly licensed in the U.S., newly streaming in the U.S., crowdfunding projects, and newly announced anime and manga projects.
Newly Licensed in the U.S.
- Aqua Bless – Digital Manga Inc.
- Cardfight!! Vanguard – Vertical Inc.
- DNA^2 – Discotek
- Dragon Half – Discotek
Now all new fans can be sad that there are only two episodes!
- Eureka Seven – Funimation
- Fatal Fury OVA – Discotek
- Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends – Club Minutes – Seven Seas
- Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends – Now With 50% More Fail! – Seven Seas
- I Am Alice: Bodyswap in Wonderland – Seven Seas
- Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer – Seven Seas
- Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis – Discotek
- Mardock Scramble: Third Exhaust – Sentai Filmworks
- Myself; Yourself – Sentai Filmworks
- Nadia: Secret of Blue Water – Sentai Filmworks
They should come out with a “No Islands Arc” special edition.
- Princess Lucia – Digital Manga Inc.
- Strike Witches: The Sky that Connects Us – Seven Seas
- Strike Witches: 1937 Fuso Sea Incident – Seven Seas
- Strike Witches: One-Winged Witches – Seven Seas
- Witchcraft – Digital Manga Inc.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! S4 – New Video Group
- Kickstarter added Fantagraphics Spring 2014 List (includes Wandering Son vol. 7)
Newly Streaming of Broadcasting in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime added Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION New Year Special, Toriko
- Hulu added Six God Combination God Mars
I wonder what other old mecha anime we can get.
- Daisuke added Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION New Year Special
- Toonami added Space Dandy, Naruto Shippuden, Akira, Summer Wars, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, Blue Exorcist
Thankfully no one is sleeping on Space Dandy.
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA added Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
- Ghost in the Shell: Arise added webisode
New Anime/Manga Projects in Japan
- Sengoku Basara Getting New Manga
- New Shojo Manga Magazine Launching with Wagashi no An, Shokubutsu Zukan, Tiny Tiny Happy, Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara, Ryugajo Nanana no Maizokin, and Kuge Musha Matsudaira Nobuhira
This magazine is all manga based on literature. I’m unsure if that is a good or bad thing, it probably just depends on how long said novels were. Either way this probably makes them unlikely for license. But it is nice to see a new shojo magazine launching with a variety of stories.
- Puchimas! Manga Bundling New OVA
- Nintendo Releasing New Shorts The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link, Pikmin Nature Documentaries, Bravest Warriors, Wildheart Riukiu, and Bee and PuppyCat
- Berserk Creator Launching Manga Mini-Series
- Shakespeare’s Richard III Getting Manga Adaption by Otomen Creator
Now is the winter of our discontent.
- Manga Coming from Fukushima Worker About the Experience
- New Manga Killing Bites Launching
- Manga Adaption of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Anime Revealed
A manga based on an anime based on a video game. BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID.
- Anime Announced for Tennis Manga Baby Steps
Apparently Japan was listening when I said I wanted a tennis anime to watch (that wasn’t Prince of Tennis).
- Full-color Manga Bundled with Attack on Titan BD/DVD
- Nobunaga the Fool TV Anime Revealed
- Another Kiss X Sis OVA Bundled with Manga
- Game Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Getting Anime
- New Dance in the Vampire Bund Manga Announced
- GTO Sequel Manga to be Drawn by New Artist
I’m curious but the art is sort of . . . questionable.
- BL Manga Love Stage!! Anime Green-lit
This manga was a little too much for me, but the anime might be toned down so I’ll at least check it out.
- Time-travel Otome Game Meiji Tokyo Renka Anime Revealed
- Upcoming TV Anime Wake Up, Girls! Also Getting Movie
- Gantz Creator Writing Shojo Manga One-shot with Artist Ayuko
- Gangan Online Adding New Manga Busshi no Busshin -Kamakura Hanbun Busshiroku-
- Doraemon‘s First CG Film Announced
- Webcomic Prequel for Old Boy Revealed
I’m not sure this is a good idea. At all.
- Web Shorts Green-lit for Beyond the Boundary
- New Manga from Sherlock Bones Creator Starting
- SEGA’s Project 575 Getting Go! Go! 575 Anime
- Soul Eater NOT! Anime Revealed
- Anime Green-lit for 4-koma Series Gochumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
- Isshukan Friends Anime Adaptation Announced
- Horror Comedy Manga Pupipo! Getting Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Parasyte Manga
Plus, live action movies coming, too? What is with the sudden Parasyte love? So cool and unexpected!
- Two More K Manga in the Works
- New Anime Special Announced for Sazae-san
- Pupa Manga Gets Bonus Chapter
- Hayao Miyazaki Working on Samurai Manga
I’m curious to see him tackle manga again.
- Saint Seiya Creator Launching Cross-over Manga Featuring All of His Heroes
- Jinsei Light Novel Anime Revealed
- 1-hour Anime Special Announced for Mushishi
Very excited for this!
- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Getting Cross-over One-shot with Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
Oh this is going to be GREAT! I cannot wait.
- One-shot Announced for Peace Maker Kurogane
- Tokusatsu Series Garo Project Anime Green-lit
- 3DS Game Bravely Default Manga Revealed
I have never played the game but that name is so goofy.
- Bonus Manga Chapter Bundled with Coppelion DVD/BD
- New PreCure Series HappinessCharge PreCure! Unveiled
- Special Manga Announced for Akiba’s Trip 2 Game
- Soccer Manga Starting from Softenni Creator
- Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Getting New Manga
- New Stories of Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch Manga Announced
- 18th Detective Conan Movie Will Be Ijigen no Sniper
YAY featuring Shuichi Akai!
- Hideo Yamamoto and Hiroya Oku Collaborate on One-shot Yume Onna
- Magica Wars Getting TV Anime
- Manga Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Anime Green-lit
- Assassination Classroom Manga Bundling OVA
- Upcoming Majin Bone Card Game Getting Anime Project
- Shojo Manga Revealed for Level 5 Game Yokai Watch
- Takeshi Obata Adapting All You Need is Kill into Manga
- Gantz Manga-ka Starting New On-going Series
I hope it is a romantic comedy.