A decent smattering of announcements to kick off the new year.
The GTO anime on Crunchyroll and Kill la Kill on TV surprised me more than anything else. Yen Press getting a ton of Light Novel titles no longer surprises me as much as perplexes me.
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.
- Appleseed a – Kodansha USA
- Black Bullet – Yen Press
- Black Bullet (light novels) – Yen Press
- Captain Harlock (CG movie) – Ketchup Entertainment
- Dark and Deadly – VIZ
- Date a Live II – Funimation
- Die Wergelder – Kodansha USA
- Dragonar Academy – Funimation
- Duklyon: CLAMP School Defenders – VIZ
Does this put us one step closer to a re-release of CLAMP Campus Detectives?
- Durarara!! (light novels) – Yen Press
- Fairy Girls – Kodansha USA
- The Familiar of Zero: Rondo of Princesses – Sentai Filmworks
- Golden Time – Seven Seas
- Gourmet Girl Graffiti – Sentai Filmworks
- Kiss Him, Not Me – Kodansha USA
- Link to the Past – VIZ
- Livingstone – Kodansha USA
- Maria the Virgin Witch Exhibition – Kodansha USA
- Merman in My Tub – Seven Seas
- Mushoku Tensei – Seven Seas
- No-Rin – Funimation
- Patlabor: The Movie – Sentai Filmworks
- Persona 3 (movie) – Aniplex USA
- Puella Magi Homura Tamura – Yen Press
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica Homura’s Revenge – Yen Press
- Riddle Story of Devil – Seven Seas
- Rust Blaster – Yen Press
- The Science of Attack on Titan – Kodansha USA
- Shirahime-Syo – VIZ
- Sketchbook ~full color’S~ – Right Stuf
- Strike the Blood – Yen Press
- Strike the Blood (light novels) – Yen Press
- Student Council’s Discretion Lv.2 – Sentai Filmworks
- The Third: Aprentis Girl on the Desert Planet – VIZ
- Tokyo ESP – Vertical Inc.
I am curious to see where the manga goes after the anime ends.
- What Can You Kill? – VIZ
- When Marnie Was There – GKids
- The World God Only Knows (OAVs) – Sentai Filmworks
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Chuya-den ~To regain the missing sun~ Anime – Wao World
- Restock Ayano Yamane’s Boys-Love Works in English – DMP
- Tezuka’s Alabaster English Release – DMP
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding KanColle, Magic Kaito 1412, The Testament of Sister New Devil, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Durarara!!×2, Gourmet Girl Graffiti, World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Fafner: Exodus, Unlimited Fafnir, Military! Comedy, Samurai Warriors, Isuca, GTO, Zatch Bell, Kuroko’s Basketball S3, Mononoke, Saint Seiya (Sanctuary Arc)
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Side:P4
- Funimation adding Absolute Duo, Yurikuma Arashi, Maria the Virgin Witch, Yoru no Yatterman
- Daisuki adding Kuroko’s Basketball
- Hulu adding Lupin III VS. Detective Conan (movie)
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Dark and Deadly, What Can You Kill?, My Hero Academia
- Cartoon Network adding Kill la Kill
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Makoto Shinkai Beginning Work on New Film
I’m ready! Though I still haven’t Garden of Words yet . . .
- Riki-Oh Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Takeru Kirishima Drawing 4 One-shot Manga
- Fairy Tail Special Manga Chapters Getting Anime
- New Manga Yokai Denki Roku69Bi Starting
- Tales of Zestiria Manga Launching
- New Kinnikuman One-shot Announced
- Kochikame Creator Drawing One-shot
- Another Rose of Versailles Manga Story Coming
There is a lot of love for Rose of Versailles recently, not that I’m complaining, but what prompted it I wonder.
- Flowers of Evil Manga-ka Starting New Series
- New Manga White Note Pad Beginning
- A Certain Magical . . . Franchises Getting Crossover Manga
That includes Kazuma Kamachi’s series outside of the Index universe.
- New Ultraman Comedy Manga Ultra Kaiju Giginka Keikaku: feat. POP Comic Code Launching
- Kindaichi Case Files Getting New Stories
- Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer Creator Drawing One-shot
- One-shot Manga Announced for Digimonstory Cybersleuth Game
- New Dragonball Movie Getting Manga Adaptation
- 4th OVA Green-lit for Magi Spin-off Manga
- TV Anime Revealed for Denpa Kyoshi – He Is a Ultimate Teacher
- Color One-shot for Fairy Tail Being Drawn by Hiro Mashima
- Anime Film Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima Announced
- Taboo-Tattoo Action Manga Getting Anime
This is the artist who does the Fate/Zero manga.
- Complication Movie Green-lit for S1 of Haikyu!!
- More Saru Lock Manga in the Works
- Mysterious Girlfriend X Creator Drawing Parasyte One-shot
- TV Anime Announced for Sushi and Beyond Book
- BL Comedy Manga Narudoma Getting Anime
- Ryo Nakama Releasing 2-Chapter Unchi Nekonchi Manga
- Jiro Taniguchi’s Summit of the Gods Manga Getting European Animated Film
- One Week Friends Getting Special Manga Chapter
- Manga Adaptation Announced for Kuroko’s Basketball Novels
Whataminuteholdthephone! There are Kuroko’s novels???
- Sequel to Seinen Hakkaten BL Manga Launching
- Takashi Murakami Project Getting TV Anime
- Kill Me Baby Creator Starting New Manga
- New Digital Ballet Series Ahiru no Ballet Starting
- Battle Spirits Franchise Getting New Anime and Manga
- 3rd Shimajiro Anime Film Announced
- Taiyo no Ie Spin-off Manga Beginning
- Rei Toma Starting Bride of the Water God Manga
- Major Manga Starting Again After 5 Years
We really need to catch up on that anime.
- Weekly Shonen Jump Starting 4 New Manga: Kagamigami, Black Clover, Ningen Rogy, Ultra Battle Satellite
- Anime Shorts Green-lit for Shojo Series Onnanoko tte
- New One-shot Fushigi Yugi Chapter Released
- New Kodoku no Gourmet Manga Planned After 18-Years
- Zombie Manga I Am a Hero Getting Spin-off Series
- 2nd Season Announced for Is The Order a Rabbit?
- Gundam the Origin Getting 4-koma Spin-off Manga
- TV Anime Announced for Vampire Comedy Jitsu wa Watashi wa
- Yuki Midorikawa Drawing One-Shot
- Shokotan Autobiographical Essays Getting TV Anime
- Three New Series Launching in Shonen Jump+
- Chibi Devil! Manga-ka Beginning New Series