I’m really liking the new VIZ Jump First Initiative releasing the first few chapters of all these new manga titles. I’ve been surprised to see so many sports titles, but so far none of those have stuck.
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.
- Alice in the Country of Hearts: Junk Box – Seven Seas
- Alice in the Country of Hearts ~White Rabbit and Some Afternoon Tea~ Part 1 – Seven Seas
- Brothers Conflict – Funimation
- Celestial Method – Sentai Filmworks
- Descendants of Darkness – Discotek
- DURARARA!!x2 – Aniplex USA
One wonders if we might get more Baccano! as well.
- E-ROBOT – VIZ
- Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly – DMP
- Expelled from Paradise – Aniplex USA
- Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons – Sentai Filmworks
- Gakkyu Hotei – VIZ
- Gingitsune – Sentai Filmworks
- IGPX – Discotek
- Kingdom Hearts (light novels) – Yen Press
- Komomo Confiserie – VIZ
- Lupin III: Bank of Liberty – Discotek
- Magic Knight Rayearth – Discotek
- Maid-sama! – VIZ
Glad this series is going to be re-released and finished!
- Makai Oji: Devils & Realist – Sentai Filmworks
- Ping Pong the Animation – Funimation
- Puchimas! -Petit Idolm@ster- – Funimation
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Rebellion Story – Yen Press
- Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Discotek
- Shirobako – Sentai Filmworks
I wonder how much they will add material to explain all the in jokes.
- Student Council’s Discretion – Sentai Filmworks
- Sword Art Online: Girls Ops – Yen Press
- The Table Tennis of Ageha (chs. 1-3) – VIZ
- Tokyo Ravens – Funimation
- Twin Star Exorcists – VIZ
As someone who loved Binbougami ga! I can’t wait to read this.
- Wolf Girl & Black Prince – Sentai Filmworks
- The World God Only Knows: Goddesses – Sentai Filmworks
New Crowdfunding Projects
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Maga-Tsuki
- BookWalker adding Ga-Rei, Magical Warfare, Riddle Story of Devil, Tokyo Ravens
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding The Table Tennis of Ageha, E-ROBOT, Gakkyu Hotei
- Cartoon Network is adding Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Hellsing Ultimate, Summer Wars, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Dragon Ball Z Movie 8: The Legendary Super Saiyan, Akira, Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
- MangaBox adding Le Vin
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Sayonara Zetsubo-sensei Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Flash Anime Green-lit for Gakumon! ~Okami Shojo wa Kujikenai~
- New Heroic Legend of Arslan Anime Green-lit
I’m guessing if anything it going to help this title explode it will be a good anime adaptation.
- Another K Manga Starting
- BBC’s Sherlock Getting a 3rd Manga
- Special Manga Cross-over of Attack on Titan and Marvel Universe Revealed
- One-shot for Comiket Announced for Blood Alone
- New Hana-Kimi Chapter Coming
- Yok-kai Watch Getting 2nd Anime Movie
- Anime Green-lit for Samurai Warriors Game Franchise
- Naruto Manga Mini-series Announced
- Spin-off Manga for Working!! Revealed
- Takeshi Obata Redrawing Nobuaki Enoki’s Gekkyuu Houtei
- Takujou no Ageha Ping Pong Manga Starting in Weekly Shonen Jump
- New Weekly Shonen Jump Manga Series E-Robot Starting
- Unaired Episode of Trinity Seven Bundled with Manga
- Mitsukazu Mihara Beginning New Manga
- Gintama Manga Bundling Anime DVD
- Anime Green-lit for Shojo RomCom My Love Story!!
This is definitely the next shojo romance I hoped to see an anime of.
- Unaired Anime Episode Bundled with Wolf Girl & Black Prince Manga
- Anime Specials Announced for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
- New Cardfight!! Vanguard Manga Begins
- Wandering Son Creator Releasing Short BL Manga
- Drama and Music CD Series Tsukiuta Anime Green-lit
- Naruto Getting Anime Special Before Movie
- New Doraemon Movie Manga Adaptation Revealed
- 4-koma Series Joukamachi no Dandelion Getting Anime
- New Women’s Monthly Comic Magazine Starting
- Original Anime Project Chou Jikuu Robo Meguru Announced
- Angelique Game Gets New Manga Adaptation
- Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm Adult Game Anime Green-lit
- Anime Announced for A Silent Voice Manga
I am excited but also a little worried. They have to get this series really really right or it is going to be a disaster!
- Go Nagai Releasing New One-shot
- Bonus Manga Volume Revealed for Pandora Hearts
- RIN-NE Anime Green-lit
I am a little surprised this took so long.
- Dawn of the Arcana Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Compilation Movie Announced for Knights of Sidonia
- Blame Manga Being Animated
- Fantasy Light Novels Rokka no Yusha Getting Anime
- OVA Bundled with Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! Novel
- A Silent Voice Creator Working on Sci-fi Manga
I am very curious to see how she works in such a very different genre.
- Visual Novel The Labyrinth of Grisaia Manga Adaptation Announced
- New Manga Series Ta-Tan Starting
- Akaboshi Haiku-jo Manga Beginning
- New Agatha Christie’s Poirot Manga Adaptions Starting
My mom would love this.
- Yuu Nakahara Drawing New One-shot
- Spin-off Series Nozo x Kimi Getting Another OVA
- Remake of Sanrio’s Nutcracker Fantasy Premiering
- Animation Project Hokago no Pleiades Getting 4-koma Manga
- Kaiji Kawaguchi Starting Aircraft Carrier Manga
- Saki Episode of Side A BD to Include New Anime Short
- More Garo Anime Announced and 2 New Manga Series
- Welcome to the NHK Manga-ka Beginning New Title
- More Please Save My Earth Manga Announced
- Creator of KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple Drawing 3 One-shots and Starting New Series
- 2nd Persona Q Manga Launching
- Season 2 of Attack on Titan Revealed
It will be interesting to see how much this reinvigorates the still fairly healthy Attack on Titan phenomenon.
- Vampire Knight Getting New Manga Chapter
- Gatchaman Remake Revealed
- New Record of Lodoss War Story Bundling Unaired Anime Shorts
- New Hetalia Anime Green-lit
- New Manga for Tai-Mado Gakuen 35 Shiken Shotai Light Novels Revealed
- Magical Girl Spin-off Manga Announced for Nisekoi
- Original Anime Punch Line from MAPPA Revealed
- Kotetsujo no Kabaneri Original Anime Project Announced
- Mystery Novel Subete ga F ni Naru Getting Anime
Serial murder mystery!
- Anime Based on Edogawa Ranpo Story Announced
- Film Green-lit for Novel Shisha no Teikoku
- Go! Princess PreCure Revealed as Next Series in Franchise
- 2 Movies Slated for Beyond the Boundary
- Short Manga Inspired by Sekai no Owari Revealed
- Princess Resurrection Creator Starting Detective Manga
- TV Anime Announced for Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Everyone get hype because this is gonna blow open the door for Yamada-kun fandom!
- Hozuki no Reitetsu Getting Special Manga Chapter