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.
- The Angel of Elhamburg – Yen Press
- Another (light novel) – Yen Press
- Black Bullet – Sentai Filmworks
- Captain Earth – Sentai Filmworks
- Card Captor Sakura (license rescue) – NIS
- A Certain Magical Index (light novel) – Yen Press
I am still a little shocked anyone picked up this series. I am very excited at the same time. I’ll destroy that screwed up illusion of yours!
- Chi’s New Address – Discotek
- Chi’s Sweet Home – Discotek
- The Comic Artist and His Assistants – Sentai Filmworks
- Drug & Drop – Dark Horse
- Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara – Yen Press
- Hols Prince of the Sun – Discotek
Discotek does like mining those old classic anime movie archives.
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (light novel) – Yen Press
Great title for what is probably a horrible series.
- Is the Order a Rabbit? – Sentai Filmworks
- Kamigami no Asobi – Sentai Filmworks
- Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara – NISA
- King of Eden – Yen Press
- Legal Drug – Dark Horse
- Love at Fourteen – Yen Press
- Love Lab – Sentai Filmworks
- Love Live! School Idol Project S2 – NISA
- No Game No Life – Sentai Filmworks
Kate is fan #1 of this series.
- One Piece Movie Z – Funimation
- OPUS – Dark Horse
- Oreimo: Kuroneko – Dark Horse
- Pandora Hearts ~odds and ends~ (artbook) – Yen Press
- Persona 3 (movie) – Aniplex USA
- Seraphim: 266613336 Wings – Dark Horse
- Sherlock Hound (license rescue) – Discotek
It doesn’t sound like there is going to be an extra special stuff for this release, but still I’ll probably end up picking it up despite already owning it. And you should too!
New Crowdfunding Projects
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Majin Bone, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, Kamigami no Asobi, Mushishi: The Next Chapter, One Week Friends, Blade and Soul, La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky, The World is Still Beautiful, Love Live! School Idol Project S2, The Kawaii Complex Guide to Manners and Hostel Behavior, Mekaku City Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, The File of Kindaichi Returns, Fairy Tail, Baby Steps, Haikyu!!, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Captain Earth, Brynhildr in the Darkness, HeroBank, Oreca Battle, Dragon Collection, The Comic Artist and Assistants, Black Bullet, MAGICA WARS, No Game No Life, Chaika – The Coffin Princess, Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara, Dai-Shogun – Great Revolution, Is the Order a Rabbit?, Nanana’s Buried Treasure
- Funimation adding Puchim@s 2, Selector Infected Wixoss, Daimidaler, Fairy Tail, Dragonar Academy, Ping Pong: The Animation, Soul Eater NOT!, Riddle Story of Devil, Date A Live II
- Hulu adding Mekaku City Actors
- Aniplex Channel adding Mekaku City Actors, Sword Art Online II
- Daisuki adding Mekaku City Actors, Mushishi: The Next Chapter, Nanana’s Buried Treasure, M3 the Dark Metal
- Crunchyroll Manga adding JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Fuuka, Insufficient Direction
- ComicWalker adding Menacing DOG’S -Another Secret, Tsuiteru Kanojo, Re: Magical Girl, Eyesight Test, Accel World, Char’s Daily Life, 1001, MegMeg☆SingerSongFighter, Mosaic Roll, Sleazebag! Hanamura-san, Sword Art Online Fairy Dance
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Dragon Ball (bonus story)
- MangaBox adding Red Blood Red Legacy, Kindaichi Case Files: The Mini-Vacation, Kindaichi Case Files: Takato Shonen no Jikenbo
- Cartoon Network adding Attack on Titan
There we go! I was wondering why this hadn’t already happened.
- Wani-Bites adding anthology collections
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Crows Gaiden – Katagiri Ken Monogatari Mini-series Launching
- Second Season Announced for Ai Mai Mi
- Ninja Slayer Novels Getting Anime Adaption
This news was only made greater by the announcement of production being done by Studio Trigger, honestly this is a series custom-made for them.
I do wonder how well this will do in America. What am I talking about? We all know this series was a blockbuster hit here in America. Where it was made.
- Sequel Manga Starting for Jigoku Sensei Nube
- Attack on Titan Compilation Movies Announced
- Fumiyo Kono Launched One-shot Manga Hijiyama-san no Mimi
- Tohru Fujisawa Teamed-up with Hirokazu Ochiai for New Manga Eyami no Kami
- Survival Horror Manga Tohyo Game: Anata ni Kuroki Ippyo o Announced
- IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Game Getting TV Anime
- Another Attack on Titan OVA Revealed
- Arpeggio of Blue Steel Gets New Anime Shorts
- Second Season Announced for Non Non Biyori
- New Manga Red Blood Red Legacy Launching
- Shojo Series Wolf Girl & Black Prince TV Anime Announced
- Prophecy Manga Getting Spin-off Title
I’ve been looking forward to Vertical’s release of Prophecy so if it does well maybe we will get this too.
- Anime Shorts Revealed for Ghost in the Shell ARISE
- New Manga Series Deathtopia Launching
- Single Dad Manga Oyakokko Starting
- Samurai Deeper Kyo Manga-ka Beginning New Series
Oh boy. The king of manga so silly it is good is back in action!
- Yuji Moritaka and Yuichi Kinoshita Collaborating on New Comedy Manga
- Motorcycle Manga Deko Boko Launching
- Erika Sakurazawa Starting Ballet Manga
Sounds like a match made in heaven!
- Cat Mascot Dayan Getting Anime Shorts
- Happy Marriage!? Manga-ka Beginning New Series
- Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka Launching Guran Buru Manga
- Yu Yamamoto Starting New J9 Anime Project
- Futari H Manga-ka Launching New Series
- Second Season Announced for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
- Spin-off Manga Series Kindaichi Case Files: The Mini-Vacation and Kindaichi Case Files: Takato Shonen no Jikenbo Starting
The Kindaichi Case Files are back with a vengeance.
- Horror Game Siren Getting Manga
- Hentai Kamen Returning in New Manga
- Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Getting New Manga
Here is hoping that Crunchyroll manga will pick this one up.
- New Manga Adapting Haunted Campus Novel Series Starting
- Mystery Novels Satsujin Shoshinsha -Minkan Kagaku Sosain Kirino Mai- Getting Manga
Serial killer case, I’m in!
- Warring States Manga Shiyukoku no Jin Beginning
- Fantasy Novels Bokuboku Sensei Being Adapted into Manga
- Inio Asano Launching New Manga Series Honobono no Fufu
This is a different tone than his normal work which makes me extra curious to read it.
- Gourmet Coffee Manga Boku wa Coffee ga Nomenai Starting
- Pokemon XY Planetarium Anime Announced
- Anime Revealed for AntiMagic Academy “The 35th Test Platoon” Light Novels
- Ghost Talker’s Daydream Creator Starting New Manga
- Ryuta Amazume Launching New Series in Young Animal Arashi
- Moyashimon Manga-ka Draws One-shot
- Riki-Oh Creato Launches One-shot in Young Jump and One-shot in Grand Jump Premium
- Mystery Action Series Starting Albert Einstein Announced
- Neko Pitcher Gets TV Anime Shorts
- Shonen Series The Seven Deadly Sins Getting TV Anime
I am very excited to see this get animated. I think this series has a good deal of potential to take off.
- Anime Shorts Included on Blade & Soul BD/DVD Release
- Daimidaler BD/DVD Includes Mini OVA
- Sega Hard Girls Project Inspires Anime
- Milan Matra Debuts New One-shot Sister Blood
- Terra Formers Spin-off Manga Starting
- Manga One-shots Coming for Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
- 30th Anniversary Magazine Revealed for Fist of the North Star
- Bisco Hatori’s New Manga Urakata!! Revealed
- New Manga Based on Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak Starting
That sure is something.
- Slapstick Comedy Magimoji Rurumo Getting Anime
- Cuticle Detective Inaba Creator Launching New Manga
- Drama CD of Steins;Gate Getting Manga Adaption
- Kimi to Kami Hikoki to Being Remade by New Artist
- Mari Okazaki Starting Heian Era Manga Series
- Tsugumi Ohba and Robico Working on One-shot Manga Together
- New OVA Announced for Futari H
- Historical Manga Miss Hokusai Getting Anime Film by Production I.G
Sounds like a wonderful story about art and a father and daughter. It is great to see Production I.G doing more work like this.
- New Manga Series Announced for Kantai Collection -Kan Colle-
- Shojo wa Shoka no Umi de Nemuru Novels by Spice & Wolf Author Getting Manga Adaption
- Manga Series Dare mo Shiranai To no Aru Machi Announced
- Missile to Plankton Manga Based on Humanity has Declined Author’s Story Revealed
- Rurouni Kenshin Spin-off Manga About Shishio Announced
Wow. I can’t believe I missed this new until looking over the list.
- Gravitation Manga-ka Released One-shot
- Ema Toyama Launch Watanuki-san ni wa Boku ga Tarinai Manga
- Anime Green-lit for Light Novels Lance N’ Masques
- Final Collected Volume of Evangelion Manga Adding New Content
Curious to see how the manga ended.
- New Manga Tonegawa Ririka no Lab Story Teaming Author Aito Aoyagi with Young Artist
- Comedy Denki-Gai no Honya-san Anime Green-lit
- Second Season of Hamatora the Animation Confirmed
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Third Film Based on Crows Manga Series Coming Out
- Film Announced for Jellyfish Princess Manga
I feel like all the manga I like right now are getting movies!
- Prophecy Thriller Manga Getting Movie Adaption
- New Lupin III Movie Beginning Production
- Movie Version of Zombie Manga Z ~Zed~ Green-lit
- TV Series Announced for Gu-Gu Datte Neko de Aru
- Movie Revealed for Gaki Rock Manga
- Shojo Manga Kin Kyori Renai Film Announced
- Akira No. 2 Action Manga Getting Movie
- 2nd TV Series Green-lit for Soko o Nantoka Shojo Lawyer Manga
- New Live Action Series Announced for Kindaichi Case Files
Even more Kindaichi Case Files!
- Shonen Manga Naze Todoin Masaya 16 Sai ha Kanojo ga Dekinai no ka? Getting Drama