We are still warming up from the holiday freeze but there are some exciting titles announcements to keep you toasty in February and beyond. Also there are some interesting and unexpected one-shots that I am looking forward to. Wonder if any of them will get spun-off into longer stories.
The Line-Up is a monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, artbook licenses, streaming/broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime/manga projects, and live-action anime/manga adaptions.
New Licenses in the U.S.
- Accel World (manga) – Yen Press
- Ah My Buddha – Right Stuf
- Ajin – Vertical Inc.
So weird I was just reading about this series a few days before it got licensed, I am definitely curious.
- Barakamon – Yen Press
- BuraBuratto Buradora – Yen Press
- Clover (Meguru Toujou) – Amimaru
- Esuka Of Crimson – Amimaru
- Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress – NISA
- Garden of Words – Vertical Inc.
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Hiromu Arakawa) – Kodansha USA
OMGYESYESYES!!! And already available for pre-order.
- Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- – Sentai Filmworks
It sounds like Yuta joined a boy band.
- Magical Heart Kokoro-chan – Discotek
- Manga Dogs – Kodansha USA
- Maoyu: Archenemy & Hero – Sentai Filmworks
- Noragami – Kodansha USA
- The Pilot’s Love Song – NISA
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion – Aniplex USA
I am curious to finally see what all the hub bub is about.
- A Second Love is Full of Tears – Amimaru
- School Days – Discotek
- Short Peace – Sentai Filmworks
- Ubel Blatt – Yen Press
Clearly a manga about the director of 2005 Alone in the Dark film.
- Welcome to the Dreamland Cafe! – Amimaru
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Mai Mai Miracle U.S/U.K. Release by Anime Limited [funded]
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Squid Girl OVAs
I want to Meet Ika-chan at The Beach. Actually, I Want to Meet Ika-chan No Matter Where It is.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions S1
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Sun-Rock Ken
- Cartoon Network adding Blue Exorcist
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Stealth Symphony
- Manga Box adding Milk on the Farm
Insert a Masamune Shirow joke here.
- Nickelodeon adding Little Battlers eXperience
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Air Nandaka Velonica Anime Shorts Revealed
- Suspense Mystery Manga Yokohama-sen Doppelganger Announced
Serial murderer case? Let’s go!
- New Soccer Manga Barcelona no Taiyo Starting
- Addicted to Curry Creator Launching Manga Yokai Shojo -Monsuga-
I am curious to see how Addicted to Curry ended.
- Anime Green-lit Based on Monster Guide Kutsushita ga Daru Daru ni Nacchau Wake ~Imadoki Yōkai Zukan~
- New Manga Launching Inspired by Tokyo Disneyland Wedding
- Manga and TV Anime Announed for Pretty Rhythm All Star Project
- OVA Bundled with XXXHOLiC: Rei Manga
- Rosario + Vampire Season II Manga Getting Epilogue Chapter
- Broken Blade Movies Get New Footage and OVA
Note: We never needed more Girge. Ever.
- Manga Adaption Announced for Light Novels Amagi Brilliant Park
- Slapstick Comedy Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku Anime Green-lit
- Strange+ Manga-ka Starting New Title
- New Anime Film Trilogy Revealed for Initial D
Wahoo! The animation for this series gets better with ever new interaction.
- Creator of Kindaichi Case Files Starting New Manga Series
- Yamishibai Getting 2nd Anime Season
- Another Derodero Horror Gag Manga Launched
- Tiger & Bunny Crossing Over with God Eater 2
- New Saint Seiya Episode.G Manga Starting
- Domo-kun Getting TV Special for 15th Anniversary
- Gakuen Alice Manga-ka Releasing One-shot
- Blade & Soul Fantasy MMORPG Anime Green-lit
- TV Anime Announced for Hokago no Pleiades
- Half & Half Manga Starting Up Again
- Takako Shimura Working on New Manga Wagamama Chie-chan, Continuing Awajima Hyakkei, and One-shot Okite Saisho ni Suru Koto wa
Well aren’t we the busy bee?
- Dengeki Daisy Manga-ka Starting QQ Sweeper Series
The story seems be to about two neat freaks?! Haha, well I’m in.
- More Yuruyuri Anime Planned
- Kamen no Maid Guy Creator Working on New Manga
- Bonus Chapter Coming for Final Fantasy Type-0 Spin-off Manga
- Fantasy Light Novels Seiken Tsukai no World Break Gettting Anime
- Yugi Yamada Returning to Work on Manga Mahoro Eki-Mae Tada Benri-ken, Uchi no Kamisama ni wa Gakkari da, and Issho Tsuzukerarenai Shigoto
- Sequel to Sakura Diaries Manga Announced
- Creator of Love Roma Beginning New Manga
Love Roma was a sadly overlooked manga.
- Pupa Manga-ka Starting New Series Switch Witch
- New CG Anime Film Announced for Appleseed
- New Legend of the Galactic Heroes Anime Planned
Could so easily go either way. Hope for the best but plan for the worst.
BEST! NEWS! THIS! MONTH!
- More Anime Announced for Jewelpet Franchise
- Sci-fi Series Terra Formars Getting TV Anime and OVA
- Trinity Seven Anime Revealed
- New TV Anime Announced for Kindaichi Case Files
- Shojo Manga Series 12-Sai Getting OVA
- Movie Coming for Aikatsu! Idol Franchise
- Anime Series Revealed for Digital Card Game Dragon Collection
- TV Show Go! Go! Kaden Danshi Which Combines Animation and Live Action Getting Film
- Persona 3 BD/DVD Adds Deleted Scenes
My roommate will be interested in this. I assume it will just be more Aigis.
- Moyoco Anno Working on New Project Related to Insufficient Direction Manga
- More Dragon Ball Z Kai Announced
- Manga-ka of Berserk Drawing Bonus Chapter of Gigantomakhia
- A Certain Scientific Railgun S Official Visual Book Will Included New OVA
I wish this would get translated but sadly it is not to be.
- Side-stores for Attack on Titan Beginning on Smartphone App
- Rumiko Takahashi Draws New Addition to Rumic Theater
Sign me UP! Her one-off stuff can be very variable but also very interesting.
- BD/DVD of Brothers Conflict to Include Special Episode
- Creator of Itsuwaribito Utsuho Working on Horror One-shot
- Ouran High School Host Club Manga-ka Releases One-shot
Good to hear from her again.
- Special Detective Conan One-shot Running in Ciao
- One-shot Manga Out from Kids on the Slope Creator
- New Chibi Maruko-chan One-shot Announced
- 4 Special Manga One-shots of Fairy Tail Coming Out
- Ashita no Joe Creator’s Sumo Manga Getting Anime
- Anime Revealed for 4-kon Manga Himegoto
- New OVA in the Works for Squid Girl
- 2 Bonus Chapters Announced for Fist of the North Star Manga
- Pupa‘s Manga-ka Starting New Horror Manga
- Eat-Man Manga Getting New Series
- Extra Chapters Announced for 3 Attack on Titan Spin-offs
- Princess Jellyfish Creator Beginning New Title Tokyo Tarareba-jou
- Anime Announced for Comedy Light Novels Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?
- Natsumi Ando Releasing One-shot Tsunagaru ~Te no Hira no Sekai~
- Manga Amazing Hana Launching from Initial D Creator
- Post-war Boxing Manga Yuhi Starting
- OVA Green-lit for Gag Manga Kakko-Kawaii Sengen!
- 1-shot Crossover Announced for Kanpachi and Engaged to the Unidentified
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga