Part of me always wonders if there are two people at Discotek who have a bet with each other that they can get the most people to say, “I can’t say I expected that!” whenever they announce a title. There are hardly bad choices but you can’t say that they are in any way easily predictable.
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.
- Absolute Solitude (light novel) – Yen Press
- Akame Ga KILL! – Yen Press
- Batman (Jiro Kuwata) – DC Comics
- Bayonetta: Bloody Fate – Funimation
Thankfully they picked this up before Bayonetta 2 came out.
- Ceres: Celestial Legend – Discotek
- Clay Lord: Master of Golems – Seven Seas
- Dance in the Vampire Bund 2: Scarlet Order – Seven Seas
- Evergreen – Seven Seas
- Flame of Recca – Discotek
- Free! Eternal Summer – Funimation
- Iris Zero – DMP
- Itazura na Kiss – Discotek
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 (manga) – VIZ
The door to more Jojo’s has opened once again. STEEL BALL RUN! STEEL BALL RUN! STEEL BALL RUN!
- Kagerou Daze – Yen Press
- Nisekoi X My Love Story Special – VIZ
- Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary – Seven Seas
- Pokemon Adventures X & Y – VIZ
- Satoshi Kon‘s Complete Short Stories – Dream Fossil – Vertical Inc.
- Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi – VIZ
My favorite news this month!
- Shin Mazinger Z Impact – Discotek
I think most people just assumed no one would ever get this title.
- The Super Dimension Century Orguss – Discotek
- Sword Art Online: Progressive (manga) – Yen Press
- Sword Art Online: Progressive (light novel) – Yen Press
- Trinity Blood (manga) – VIZ
- Violence Jack – Discotek
- Zombie-Loan – Discotek
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Captain Ken English release from DMP
- The File of Young Kindaichi Returns English DVD Release from AnimeSols
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Free! Eternal Summer, RE: Hamatora, Aldnoah.Zero, Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Glasslip, Argevollen, Super Robot Wars Original Generation – The Animation, SHONEN HOLLYWOOD -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-, Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-
- Hulu adding Aldnoah.Zero, Persona 4 the Golden Animation
- Daisuki adding Aldnoah.Zero, Persona 4 the Golden Animation
- Aniplex Channel adding Aldnoah.Zero, Persona 4 the Golden Animation
- Funimation adding Free! Eternal Summer
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Barom One, Doll The Hotel Detective, The Shadowman, Present for Me, Crayon Shin-chan
- MangaBox adding Why Can’t I Get a Girlfriend?, The Godlike Gambler Arimaria: Once Upon a Time, Ore Space Dandy
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Nisekoi X My Love Story Special
- Anime Sols adding Dororo, Wonder 3, Toshi Gordian
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- OVAs Announced for Hozuki no Reitetsu
- Another Manga Announced for PSYCHO-PASS
- New Spin-off Manga Revealed for K
Does anyone know how well this is doing in Japan?
- Gravitation Manga Getting New Series
- New Hatsune Miku Manga Series Announced
- Anime Film Green-lit for Yo-kai Watch Game Franchise
- Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara OVA Being Bundled with Novel
- PriPara Anime Getting Manga Adaption
- Anime Announced for 4-panel Otaku Comedy I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying
- Ryuta Amazume Starting New Manga About 90’s Manga Club
I’m curious to see how this turns out. It should be called “That 90’s Manga Club Show.”
- Date A Line Getting Anime Movie
- OVA Announced for Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
I’m really hoping this gets Miki Yoshikawa a bit more recognition in the English-speaking fandom.
- New Astro Boy Co-Production Animated TV Series Revealed
- Saint Seiya: Next Dimension Getting Manga Special Chapter
- Anime Green-lit for Happy Cooking Graffiti 4-panel Manga
- CLAMP Starting New Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Manga
The quest to make Tsubasa slightly more comprehensible!
- 3rd Anime Season Announced for High School DXD
- Brynhildr in the Darkness OVA Revealed
- Those Who Hunt Elves Manga-ka Working on New Series
- New Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie in Development
Screw the rules. I have sequels.
- Anime Announced for Shinra Bansho Choco Trading Card Game
- Isuca Manga Green-lit for Anime
- Special Anime Bundled with Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Creator of Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Beginning New Manga
- Survival Manga Gakko Gurashi! Anime Green-lit
- Manga Spin-off Announced for Appleseed Alpha Film
- Hare + Guu Creator Starting Dragon Quest Manga
- 2nd Season Coming for Selector Infected WIXOSS
- Seletctor Infected WIXOSS Getting Two Manga Adaptions
- Gag Manga Mobile Suit Gundam-san Anime Green-lit
I love nurse Sayla. Then again I just love Sayla.
- Anime Announced for Assassination Classroom
I always feel this series is one step from really taking off here. The manga is probably what it needs to blow up big.
- Vampire Knight Manga-ka Starting New Series
- New Short Comedy Manga Soreike! Yugo-kun Beginning
- Weekly Shonen Jump Adding New Series Mitsukubi Condor
- Barrage Manga-ka Starting New Series
Glad to hear this, I’m looking forward to whatever they do next!
- New Manga Yoakemono Starting in Weekly Shonen Jump
- Hiroaki Samura Launching New Romance Manga
- Unlimited Fafnir Light Novels Getting Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Girl Friend BETA Game
- Second Season Announced for Knights of Sidonia
- Elite Jack!! Anime OVA Being Bundled with Magazine
- School Comedy Spin-off Manga Announced for The Seven Deadly Sins
This did not really need to happen.
- Manga Theif Mysterious Joker Anime Green-lit
I’m so there.
- Rumiko Takashashi Drawing New One-shot
I always like to read her one shot work. It is not always the best but it is always were she has the most fun.
- Two Anime Films Announced for Arpeggio of Blue Steel
- Alice in Borderland Getting Three OVAs
- Go Nagai Launching New Manga
- More Mushishi: The Next Chapter and a New Special Coming in Fall
- Two More Fairy Tail Spin-off Manga Revealed
- Sabagebu! Shojo Manga Getting Spin-off Shonen Manga
- New OVA Green-lit for To Love-Ru Darkness
- Unaired Episodes of Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior Bundled with DVD/BD
- Gainax Working on Adaption of Arabic Comic Gold Ring
- Short Anime added to Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! BD
I am sure this is a tasteful look at Illya and her struggles.
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- TV Series Coming for Shonen Jump Series Jigoku Sensei Nube
- Film Announced for Assassination Classroom
- From Kobe Getting TV Series and Movie