The Line-Up is a monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
Newly Licensed in the U.S.
- Amazing Nuts! – Discotek
- Chronicles of the Going Home Club – NISA
- Citrus – Seven Seas
- Dance in the Vampire Bund: Forgotten Tales – Seven Seas
- Dance in the Vampire Bund: Secret Chronicles – Seven Seas
- DearS – Discotek
- Deltora Quest – Cinedigm
- Engaged to the Unidentified – Sentai Filmworks
- Happiness! – Sentai Filmworks
- Hozuki no Reitetsu – Sentai Filmworks
- Kokoro Connect – Seven Seas
- Lupin III: Hemingway Papers Special – Discotek
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Seven Seas
- Magical Warfare – Sentai Filmworks
- Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It – Fantagraphics
- Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit – VIZ
- Nobunaga the Fool – Sentai Filmworks
- Nyaruko: Crawling With Love! S1 – NISA
- Sakura Trick – Sentai Filmworks
- Short Peace – Namco Bandai Games
- Super Sonico – Sentai Filmworks
- Tonari no Seki-kun – Vertical, Inc.
- Witch Craft Works – Vertical, Inc.
I can’t say I expected either of those as Vertical licenses. But Ed Chavez constantly mentions they are more than just the classic manga guys.
- Wizard Barristers – Sentai Filmworks
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Creamy Mami (Part 4) DVD Set by AnimeSols
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Mikakunin de Shinkokei, Strange+, Witch Craft Works, Oneechan ga Kita, Magical Warfare, Silver Spoon S2, ZX Ignition, Wake Up! Girls, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions REN, Sakura Trick, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Nisekoi, Wizard Barristers, Robot Girls Z
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Inside Mari, Silver Nina, Love Theory, Okitenemuru, Star Light Woman, Is This Girl for Real?!, Action Mask, King’s Game: Origin, Orange, Re Collection, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, And Yet the Town Moves, Spirit Circle
- Funimation adding D-Frag!, Nobunagun, Buddy Complex, No-Rin
- Daisuke adding World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Niseikoi, Buddy Complex
- CW adding Digimon Fusion
- Cartoon Network adding Black Lagoon
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Gets 6th OVA
- New Battle Angel Alita Manga Announced
- Satoru Hiura Returns to Draw Hotaru no Hikari SP
- Mushishi Getting New TV Anime Series
- Another Manga 1-shot Announced for Rose of Versailles
I wonder who this short will focus on.
- Shojo Series Ao Haru Ride Anime Green-lit
Shojo anime is on a roll lately!
- 3rd Episode Revealed for Queen’s Blade: Vanquished Queens
- Mascot Funasshi Getting Manga Series
- Vocaloid One-shot Coming from Kochikame Creator
- Dance in the Vampire Bund Creator Starts New Work
- SEGA RPG Hero Bank Has Anime in the Works
- OVA Bundled with Next Manga Volume of The Town Where You Live
- Miss Monochrome Manga Starting
How often does Miss Monochrome sing the 16th track from the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T.?
- Manga Recently, My Sister is Unusual to Bundled OVA
- Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha OVA Bundled with Manga
The show is peaceful enough that a manga OVA will probably be fun.
- OVA Bundled with Magi: Sinbad no Boken Manga
- Fantasy Shojo Series Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Getting TV Anime
Again! Shojo anime comin’ outta my ears here!
- X Maiden Web Anime Planned
- Witchcraft Works Manga Bundling OVA
- New Kuroko’s Basketball OVA Coming on BD/DVD of S2
These tend to be fun but super cheaply animated.
- Engaged to the Unidentified Anime Short Included on BD/DVD
- Creator of Prince of Tennis Starting New Weekly Shonen Jump Title
- Amagi Brilliant Park Light Novel Series Anime Green-lit
- Wandering Son Manga-ka Starting Sequel to Musume no Iede
- New Manga Adaption Announced of 70’s Tokusatsu Show Robot Detective
I wonder how “Reverse Thieves” that show will be.
- Horror Manga Tokyo Ghoul Getting Anime
- More Black Butler Anime Green-lit
Black Butler seems to be a series that always has a devoted fan base.
- Ping Pong Announced as Next Noitamina Show
- DVD/DB of Danganronpa the Animation Getting Extended Ending
- Anime Revealed for Fantasy Light Novels Momo Kyun Sword
- Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san Yuri Manga Getting Anime
- PreCure Franchise Creating Shorts to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
All the Precure!
- Caterpillar Series Will Continue with New Manga-ka
- School of Idols 4-koma Manga Futsu no Joshikosei ga Locodol Yattemita Getting Anime
- One Piece‘s Chopper Gets Stop-motion Short
- More TV Anime Coming for Sengoku Basara
- Hiro Mashima Starting New Ongoing Series While Continuing Fairy Tail
- Fantasy Action Series Akame ga KILL! Anime Revealed
- Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Creator Working on New Series
- New Marvel Anime Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher Announced
It would be really nice if this was very good.
- New Season of Pretty Rhythm Franchise Starting in Spring
- Maid Sama! Manga-ka Starting New Series Yuki wa Jigoku ni Ochiru no Ka?
- The Pilot’s Love Song Getting Manga Adaption
- Idolm@ster Releasing 0 Volume Manga at Film
- 2nd Season Officially Announced for Free!
I so thought this was already officially, but I’m still glad to hear the news again.
- Koi Shite! Runa Kiss Manga Launching
- Bonus Chapter Coming for Heaven’s Lost Property Manga
- Original Anime selector infected WIXOSS Revealed
- Kindaichi Case Files Getting Parody Flash Anime
- New Warring States Manga Kogarashi ga Fuku Starting
- Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki Getting New Manga
- New Anime Adaption of Fate/Stay Night Announced
I might maybe possible be interested in this. Especially if the rumors are true about this being an anime original story.
- Web Anime Revealed for Wonder Momo Game
- Crime Action Manga-ka Illegal Rare from Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Manga-ka Beginning
- Shonen Romance Comedy iShojo Launching
- Fantasy Series Stealth Symphony by Ryohgo Narita and Yoichi Amano Starting
- New Soccer Manga Tokyo Wonder Boys Revealed in Weekly Shonen Jump
- Anime Project Yuri Kuma Arashi Getting Manga
- Goro Miyazaki Directing CG TV Anime of Ronia the Robber’s Daughter
I’m both interested and terrified.
- Yasuhiro Imagawa Working on Anime Shorts of Wasimo
- A Town Where You Live Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Creator of Hidamari Sketch Launching New Manga
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Detective Manga Reverse Edge: Okawabata Tanteisha TV Series Staring Jo Odagiri Announced
- Happy Negative Marriage Manga Getting Direct-to-DVD Film
- TV Series Revealed for Forensic Manga Smoking Gun – Minkan Kasoken Chosa’in Nagareda Midori
- Film Announced for Slice-of-life Manga Little Forest
- BL Series No Touching at All Getting Film
- GTO Being Made into New Taiwanese Mini-series
People love that Onizuka.
- Classical Music Manga Maestro Film to Star Tori Matsuzaka
- Nobunaga no Chef Manga Gets Sequel TV Series