There were still a few delightful presents to be had in licensing department. And this is the time of year when the winter simulcasts start getting announced, it seems like Funimation has swooped in to grab just about everything big this time around. We’ll see what CR has up their sleeves in January.
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.
- Buddy Complex – Funimation
- Dai – Shogun – Great Revolution – Sentai Filmworks
- Daimidaler: Prince VS. Penguin Empire – Funimation
- Danganronpa – Funimation
- DD Fist of the North Star – Sentai Filmworks
- Fragments of Horror – VIZ
- Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment – VIZ
- Go Nagai World – Discotek
- Hands Off! (digital only) – VIZ
- Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Sentai Filmworks
When are we going to get Heaven is a Place on Earth?
- Henshin – Image Comics
- Inari Konkon Koi Iroha (TV and OVA) – Funimation
- Iria – Zeiram the Animation – Discotek
- Little Mermaid (1975 Toei film) – Discotek
- Lupin III: Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone – Discotek
Sweet. Is the first time Discotek got a title so quickly?
- Maken-Ki! Two – Funimation
- Mikansei No. 1 (digital only) – VIZ
- Nobunagun – Funimation
- Noragami – Funimation
- RKD-EK9 – VIZ
- Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – Aniplex
- Saikano – Sentai Filmworks
- Selector Infected Wixoss – Funimation
- Selector Spread Wixoss – Funimation
- Sgt. Frog (digital only) – VIZ
I am flabbergasted. This is one of the last titles I saw getting license rescued.
- Terror in Resonance – Funimation
- Unlimited Psychic Squad – Sentai Filmworks
This is probably the more accessible part of Zettai Karen Children.
- Your Lie in April – Kodansha USA
- Yowamushi Pedal – Discotek
New Crowdfunding Projects
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Locodol OVA, Wake Up Girl ZOO!, One Piece x Toriko specials, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
- Funimation adding Samurai Warriors, Death Parade, Rolling Girls, Kamisama Kiss S2, Tokyo Ghoul √A, Shonen Hollywood – Holly Stage for 50, Assassination Classroom, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman
- Hulu adding Karate Baka Ichidai, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Cowboy Bebop
- Daisuki adding Tsukimonogatari
- Viewster adding Welcome to Irabu’s Office
- Anime Network adding Urashiman
- Aniplex Channel adding Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment, RKD-EK9
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Special Shonen Chapter of Princess Jellyfish Announced
I guess the title has enough of a male readership to warrant something like this.
- Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Resuming Archaic Smile Manga
- OVA to be Bundled with Isuca Manga
- Web Manga Coming from Tamiki Wakaki
- Elemental Gelade Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Historical Manga Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Getting TV Anime and OVA
- 3 x 3 Eyes Getting New Sequel Manga
That is a blast from the past!
- Manga Tsukumo Nemuru Shizume Announced
- Sesshi 100℃ Binetsu Manga Adaptation Green-lit for
- Manga Based on Novel Menhera Keiji Revealed
- Koibito no Chumon Uketamawarimasu! Manga Coming
- Manga Collaboration Rengoku Game Announced
- Quadrifoglio 2E Manga Starting
- New Manga Firewall-cho ni wa Bug ga Sumu Beginning
- Death Penalty Manga Announced
- Special Episode of Gakumon! ~Okami Shojo wa Kujikenai~ Released
- New Nisekoi OVA to be Bundled with Manga
- New Film from Mamoru Hosoda Bakemono no Ko Revealed
Easily my most anticipated anime movie of next year!
- 3rd OVA Announced for Fantasista Stella
- Future Card Buddyfight Second Season Confirmed
I hope the subtitle on the second season can live up to the main title’s insanity.
- Anime Project Announced for Ange Vierge Trading Card Game
- One Piece‘s Chopper Gets New Anime Short
- New Manga from Chu-Bra Creator Getting Anime
- Final Fantasy Type-0 Manga Bundled with Game
- Gunslinger Stratos Game Gets Anime and Manga
- Anime Adaptation Green-lit for Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Light Novels
- Naruto Getting New Film in 2015
- Ichi the Killer Manga-ka Beginning New Series
- New Yu-Gi-Oh! Film Announced
Can it beat card games on motorcycles in space?
- PriPara Getting 2nd Anime TV Series
- Chain Chronicle Smartphone RPG Getting TV Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Himoto! Umaru-chan Comedy Manga
- Chain Chronicle and Seven Deadly Sins Anime to Crossover
They love crossing over Seven Deadly Sins.
- Teekyu Spinoff Takamiya Nasuno Desu! to Get Anime
- New Pupa Project in the Works
- Movie Announced for Wake Up, Girls!
- New Comedy Anime by Hayate the Combat Butler Manga-ka Revealed
I always wanted to read Hata’s doujinshi. This is a great way to do that!
- Manga Adaptation Announced for Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time 6 Game
- Twin Angel: Twinkle Paradise Getting More Manga
- Tohru Fujisawa Starting Soul Reviver Sequel Manga
- Anime for Grisaia Visual Novel Trilogy Green-lit
- Mysterious Joker Getting 2nd Season
- 2nd Season Announced for I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying
Curse you Japan!
- Danganronpa AE Game Getting Spin-Off Manga
- Toshihiko Tsukiji and Shichisei Orion Collaborating on Kikensei Girl Manga
- Another Manga Announced for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Game
- OVA Bundled with The Testament of Sister New Devil Manga
- More Robot Girls Z Anime Green-lit
More robot girls being horrible to each other.
- 3rd Season Revealed for Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life
- New Angel Beats! Episode Included with BD Release
- More Library Wars: Love & War Manga Announced
- Bilingual Digital Manga Project Rainy Cocoa Getting Anime
I had never heard of this but now I need to check out the manga, just sounds like a unique project.
- Gintama Getting New TV Anime
- To Love-Ru Darkness 2nd Season Revealed
- Festival Anime Announced for Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai
- 2nd Season of Haikyu!! Announced
If you listen carefully you can hear Kate cheering.
- Anime Revealed for Gate: Jiei-tai Ka no Chi ni te, Kaku Tatakaeri Novels
- Air Master Manga-ka Starting New Series
- More Anime Announced for Aria the Scarlet Ammo
- Ane Log – Moyako Nee-san no Tomaranai Monologue Manga Getting 3rd OVA
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Another Library Wars Movie Coming
- Nobunaga Concerto Film Announced
- Historical Manga Gasso Getting Movie
- Shojo Series Himitsu – Top Secret Movie Announced
Neat! Eventhough I rarely get to see these live-action adaptations.
- Mushishi: The Next Chapter Movie Revealed