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.
- 12 Beasts – Seven Seas
- Akame ga KILL! – Sentai Filmworks
- Argevollen – Sentai Filmworks
- The Art of Satoshi Kon (artbook) – Dark Horse
It is interesting to see all these Satoshi Kon titles getting licensed recently.
- Barakamon – Funimation
- Black Butler: Book of Circus – Funimation
- Blue Spring Ride – Sentai Filmworks
- Chaika the Coffin Princess – Sentai Filmworks
- Comic Penguin (magazine) – DMP
- Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter- – VIZ
- The Demon Prince of Momichi House – VIZ
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (manga) – VIZ
- Glasslip – Sentai Filmworks
- Hitler – Drawn & Quarterly
- Invaders of the Rokujyoma!? – Sentai Filmworks
- Jewel BEM Hunter Lime – Sentai Filmworks
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency (Part 2) – VIZ
The part that matters.
- Kill la Kill (manga) – UDON
- Let’s Dance a Waltz – Kodansha USA
I’m really looking forward to this, I hope it will be on CR Manga.
- Little Battlers eXperience – VIZ
- Magic Boy – Warner Bros.
- Maria the Virgin Witch – Kodansha USA
- Meteor Prince – VIZ
- Momokyun Sword – Sentai Filmworks
- Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun – Sentai Filmworks
- NouCome – Sentai Filmworks
- Nyaruko: Crawling With Love! S2 – NISA
- Osamu Tezuka Anime Character Sketchbook (artbook) – UDON
- Osamu Tezuka Character Illustrations (artbook) – UDON
- Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – Dark Horse
- PSYCHO-PASS S2 -Funimation
- PSYCHO-PASS movie – Funimation
- Rail Wars! – Sentai Filmworks
- Requiem of the Rose King – VIZ
- Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!– – Sentai Filmworks
- Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock- – Sentai Filmworks
Bakumatsu era Macross 7.
- Sengoku Basara: Judge End – Funimation
- Servamp – Seven Seas
- Shikigami Twilight Days – VIZ
- Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- – Funimation
- A Silent Voice – Kodansha USA
This is a title that could easily getting some major amount of critical praise now that it is being released physically.
- Space Pirate Mito – Right Stuf
- Super Dimension Fortress Macross (re-release) – Harmony Gold
That is crazy. I doubt we are getting any other parts of Macross through them but who knows.
- Suteki Tantei Labyrinth – Right Stuf
- Tokyo ESP – Funimation
- WHITE GIRL!
- Tony Takezaki’s Neon Genesis Evangelion – Dark Horse
- Trash Market – Drawn & Quarterly
- Vampire Knight: Life – VIZ
- Yakitate! Japan – Right Stuf
Right Stuf is very good at picking titles that make sense but are not at all expected.
- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches – Kodansha USA
The BEST news all month.
- Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san – Right Stuf
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Art (artbook) – UDON
- Yu-sibu – Sentai Filmworks
New Crowdfunding Projects
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Locodol, Rail Wars!, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories S2, Akame ga KILL!, DRAMAtical Murder, Sabagebu!-Survival Game Club!, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Blue Spring Ride, Great Teacher Onizuka, ToraDora!, HaNaYaMaTa, Momo Kyun Sword, Love Stage!!, FATE/KALEID LINER PRISMA ILLYA 2wei!, Encouragement of Climb S2, Ai Mai Mi S2, Strange+ S2, Bladedance of Elementalers, Invaders of the Rokujyoma!?, Nobunaga Concerto, Magimoji Rurumo, Himegoto
- Hulu adding Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo ESP
- Daisuki adding Black Butler: Book of Circus, Sword Art Online II, Sushi Ninja
- Funimation adding Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo ESP
- Crunchyroll Manga adding GTO: Paradise Lost, Japan Sinks
- MangaBox adding Fatal Frame: Shadow Priestess
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-, Shikigami Twilight Days
- Anime Sols adding Dororo, Gordion the Warrior
- Cartoon Network is adding Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- Nicktoons adding Little Battlers eXperience
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Anime Green-lit for Fantasy Manga Akatsuki no Yona
- Tokyo ESP Manga Crossing Over with Ga-rei
- Movie Announced for Beyond the Boundary
So is it Beyond Beyond the Boundary or is it Back Within the Boundary?
- Ore ga Ojo-Sama Gakko ni ‘Shomin Sample’ Toshite Usarareta Ken Light Novels Getting Anime
- Mighty No. 9 Anime in the Works
- New TV Special Announced for One Piece
- Action Manga Gangsta Anime Green-lit
- Tomoko Yamashita Publishing New One-shot
- Maki Enjoji Starting New Series SP X Baby
- Yowamushi Pedal Spin-off Manga Launching
- Creator of Law of Ueki Starting New Manga Psyche Mata Shite mo
- Godzilla Gets Special Manga Tribute
- Adachi Drawing New One-shot Baseball Manga
- Samurai Jam -Bakamatsu Rock- Game to Bundle Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Light Novels Kusen Madoshi Kohosei no Kyokan
- Bladedance of Elementalers BD/DVD Includes OVAs
- Machiisha Jumbo!! Creator Drawing One-shot
- New Dragon Ball Z Movie Announced
- Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! Manga Bundling Anime
I hope it is filled with Bazett.
- Anime Special for Gintama Revealed
- Jump Festa to Have New Assassination Classroom Anime Special
- Haikyu!! Gets Anime Special at Jump Festa
I’m glad to hear that the series is popular despite the fact that I’ll probably never to get to this special.
- Another OVA Green-lit for Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
- Big Hero 6 Getting Manga Adaptation
- Movie Revealed for Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal really seems to be taking off.
- OVA Coming for Ace of Diamond
- High School DxD Light Novel Bundles Anime
- Leiji Matsumoto Launching New Captain Harlock Ongoing Manga and One-shot
- Ace of Diamond Manga to Bundle Anime
- Light Novel Absolutely Duo Anime Green-lit
- Spin-off Manga Announced for Mitsudomoe
- Evangelion Manga Volume Adds Bonus Story
- Manga Adaptation Coming for Lupin III VS. Detective Conan Movie
- Creator of Wandering Son Starting New Manga Series
- Brothers Conflict OVAs Announced
- DVD/BD of Strange+ S2 Included Unaired Episode
- 2nd Season Green-lit of Master of Torque
- Chain Chronicle Smartphone RPG Getting Anime
- Another OVA Announced for Hori-san & Miyamura-kun Manga
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Game Getting Manga Adaptation
- More Magic Kaito Anime Green-lit
Maybe my favorite anime news of the month!
- 3rd OVA Coming for Magi: Adventures of Sinbad
- New Yowamushi Pedal Spin-off One-shot Revealed
- Kaseifu ga Ita Anime Bundled with Ciao Magazine
- No. 6 Manga-ka Starting New Series
I’m definitely interested in this series which centers on fireworks makers.
- Anime Green-lit for Gag Manga Miritari!
- New Fate/Stay Night Movie Announced
Fate fans have really wanted any adaptation of Heave’s Feel for awhile now. Hopefully this will be a series of movies.
- Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Bladeworks Getting TV Anime
Please be the Unlimited Blade Works Good End!
- Shojo Manga Series Himitsu no Oji-sama -Zettai Idol Project!- Starting
- Another Code Geass Spin-off Manga Launching
- The World God Only Knows Creator Draws New One-shot
- Pupa Manga-ka Beginning New Series
- Manga Adaptation Announced for Sora no Method
- Junjo Romantica Getting 3rd TV Anime Series
- New 0 Manga of Space Brothers Being Distributed at Movie
- Sabagebu! OVA Being Bundled with DVD/BD
- NisiOisin Working on New One-shot
I am sure Kate is on pins a needles waiting for this.
- New Futari H OVA Revealed
- Naruto Getting New Spin-off Manga
- Original Anime Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru Announced
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Shojo Manga Strobe’s Edge Getting Movie
- TV Series Announced for Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
- Itazura na Kiss Has Sequel in the Works
- 2 Films Announced for Attack on Titan