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.
- Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (movie) – Aniplex USA
- Blade & Soul – Sentai Filmworks
- Blade of the Spirit Master – DMI
- Fate/stay Night (manga) (license rescue) – VIZ
You can’t keep a good female King Arthur down.
- Future Diary (manga) (license rescue) – VIZ
- High School DxD New – Funimation
- Hyperdimension Neptunia – Funimation
- K-ON! S1 – Sentai Filmworks
- Mononoke – Cinedigm
- No Pants, No Problem – DMI
What a title.
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon – VIZ
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal – VIZ
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon R – VIZ
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon S – VIZ
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Sailor Stars – VIZ
Myself 13 year-old-self would never believe this.
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon SuperS – VIZ
- Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW – GKids
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V one-shot – VIZ
New Crowdfunding Projects
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, The Princess and the Pilot (movie)
- Crunchyroll Manga adding The Mythical Detective LOKI (“Manga 2.5”), Karasuma Kyoko no Jikenbo (“Manga 2.5”), The Tenth Prism
- ComicWalker adding Kantai Collection Black Order
- MangaBox adding Genji the Death’s Friend, Oh God! Dear God!, Shinjuku DxD, Old Man Frog, Tawara Cat, Bushido Academy, Destroyed Century JOKER, The Wheel of Life, BEYOND EVIL, Eyaminokami – The Plague Princess, Student Council ~ Total Takeover, Money Fight, Kindaichi Case Files: The Mini-Vacation, Mission in the South!, The Host-man
- Amimaru adding Yuana and the Silver Moon
- Disney XD adding Doraemon
- Cartoon Network adding Dragon Ball Z Kai, Cowboy Bebop, Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special I
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V one-shot
- Funimation adding Terror in Resonance
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- OVA Revealed for Kamigami no Asobi
- Manga Otoko-Zaka from Saint Seiya Creator Returning
- Film Coming for gdgd Fairies
- Two More Spin-off Manga Announced for Terra Formers
- TV Anime Revealed for Persona 4 Golden Game
Every time a new Persona 4 title comes out I can hear the howling of fans who want Persona 5 yesterday in the background.
- Ao Haru Ride Manga to Bundle OVA
- Fantasy Manga Temprism by Masahito Soda Starting
- Manga Announced for Chain Chronicle Smartphone Game
- Manga-ka Maybe Begins New Series Katsute Kami Datta Kemono-tachi e
- Nobunaga Concerto Getting Anime
- Shihoko Shimura Launching Manga Naduke Somu
- Manga About a Screenwriter Drama Urimasu Starting
- Comic Artist & His Assistants DVD/BD Adding OVAs
- Manga Adaption of Manabi Straight Announced
When are they going to make Manabi Straight Flush?
- Fantasista Stella Soccer Manga Getting OVA
- OVAs to be Bundled with Volumes of Joju Senjin!! Mushibugyo Manga
- Nozo x Kimi OVA Revealed
- Manga Ane Log – Moyako Nee-san no Tomaranai Monologue Bundling OVA
- Survival Series Alice in Borderland OVA Announced
- Gourmet Food Series Go Ohinata’s Medamayaki no Kimi Itsu Tsubusu? Getting TV Anime
- Kurage no Shokudo Novel Anime Adaption in the Works
- Anime Green-lit for 4-koma Series Orenchi no Furo Jijo
- Samurai Deeper Kyo Creator Starting Music Manga
The lady who does Samurai Deeper Kyo is nothing if not entertaining.
- More Gundam Build Fighters Announced
More of the Meat Bun Chronicles.
- Nisekoi Manga to Bundle New OVA
- Shrine of the Morning Mist Manga-ka Starting New Series
- High School Sumo Manga Starting
- New Gundam Manga About Beltorchika’s Children Revealed
No more Chan Agi and more Beltorchika Irma is always a good thing.
- New Post-Apocalyptic Manga Starting
- Food Manga by Kotomi Aoki Beginning
- Ero-comedy Series Jun-ai Junkies Coming from Kyo Hatsuki
- Yu-Go Okuma Starting Another Black Jack Spin-off Manga
Yes, we need more Black Jack!
- Game Akiba’s Trip 2 Gets Webmanga Adaption
- NisiOisin Working on New Manga Series
Another of Kate’s enemies continues to find work.
- Kodomo no Jikan Manga-ka Beginning New Manga
- Seitokai Yakuindomo Manga to Bundle OVA
- New Series Starting from Manga Duo naked ape
- 2nd Season of Yowamushi Pedal Green-lit
And the first season hasn’t even ended yet, the popularity of this series is clear.
- New Tenchi Muyo! Anime Shorts Announced
It seems that Tenchi Muyo continues on as if it were some sort of immortal beast.
- Unaired Anime Bundled with Chaika – The Coffin Princess Novel
- TV Anime Revealed for World Trigger Manga
- New Shojo and BL Magazine Emerald Launching
- Inui-san! OVA Included with Ciao Magazine
- Kuroko’s Basketball Reveals 3rd Season in the Works
- Anime Special Announced for Tales of Zestiria Game
- Prince of Tennis 4-koma Tribute Manga Reveals Anime Shorts
- Trigun Creator’s Manga Blood Blockage Getting Anime
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga