I’m still waiting for someone to license Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth. Where else are you going to get Kayura Tsurugino dressed as Saber?
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.
- The Anthem of the Heart -Beautiful Word, Beautiful World- – Aniplex USA
- Arpeggio Blue Steel – Discotek
- Darkstalkers – Discotek
- Earl & Fairy – Discotek
- Free! – Discotek
ROFL is someone at Funimation asleep at the wheel?
- Galilei Donna – Discotek
- The Garden of Sinners/recalled out summer – Aniplex USA
I was wondering when they were going to put this out.
- Hanafuda – Fakku Books
- Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties – Sentai Filmworks
- Idol Dreams – VIZ
- ImoCho – Discotek
- Jinsei – Life Consulting – Funimation
- Kizumonogatari (light novel) – Vertical Inc.
- Knights of Sidonia – Sentai Filmworks
- My Monster Secret – Seven Seas
- Night on the Galactic Railroad – Discotek
Please release a remastered version, I beg of you!
- Ninja Slayer – Vertical Inc.
I wonder if Vertical will get the clearly American authors who are American to do the convention circuit.
- The One I Love – VIZ
- Please Teacher! – Right Stuf
- Please Twins! – Right Stuf
- QQ Sweeper – VIZ
- Robot Carnival – Discotek
- Seha Girls – Discotek
Several people I know screeched liked happy little birds when they announced this.
- Seraph of the End (light novel) – Vertical Inc.
- Shining Tears X Wind – Discotek
- Someday’s Dreamers – VIZ
- Street Fighter II (movie & USA TV series) – Discotek
- Strike the Blood – Discotek
- The Testament of Sister New Devil – Seven Seas
- Ultraman – VIZ
- Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust – Discotek
- Wish – VIZ
- Yosuga no Sora – Media Blasters
I think this is still one of the worst shows we have watched for a SWAT review.
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Manga de Wakaru Shinryonaika
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Side:P3
I thought it was odd that they would get the Persona 4 side but not the 3 side.
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Kagamigami, Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Black Clover
- Netflix adding Saint Seiya: Hades Chapter
- MangaBox adding Naku na Tomo yo, Gilthunder no Shinjitsu
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Legend of Koizumi Manga-ka Launching Lacrosse Series
Hopefully they play against a lacrosse team made up of world leaders at some point.
- Million Doll TV Anime Green-lit
- Special Chapter Announced for Strobe’s Edge Manga
- New Manga Starting from Creator of Blue Spring Ride
I wish this meant we’d be getting more Blue Spring Ride anime.
- Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE Getting New Chapter
There was a time when this would be more anticipated news.
- Anime Movie Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai Announced
- Alice in Borderland Manga Getting Special Chapter
- New 3X3 Eyes One-shot Manga Revealed
- Flash TV Anime Coming for BAR Kiraware Yasai
- 2nd Movie Announced for Children’s Series Tyrannosaurus
- MAPPA Creating TV Anime for Ushio & Tora
Unexpected and awesome!
- New Angelique Side Story Manga Starting
- Dance with Devils Franchise Getting TV Anime
- 2nd Season Announced for Diabolik Lovers
- Heavy Object Light Novels Getting Manga Adaptation
I have a much better chance of reading Heavy Object now.
- George Asakura’s Piece of Cake Getting Spinoff Manga
- New Manga Starting From Creator of Witch Craft Works
- Blast of Tempest Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Web Manga Majime-kei Kuzu no Nichijo Moving to Magazine
- New Manga Yokuoni Launching
- Q.E.D. Manga Getting Spin-off Manga
- Smartphone Manga ReLIFE, Momokuri, Nambaka, and Super Short Comics Getting Anime
- Kotobukiya Robot Line Getting Short Anime
- LEGO Ninjago Manga Starting
- Anime Bundled with Big Order Manga Volume
- Tohoku Earthquake Anime Short Announced
- 4-koma Series Danchigai Getting Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Fantasy Manga Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
YES! One of the shojo series I’d really been hoping for.
- Chaos Dragon: Sekiryu Sen’eki Role-playing Campaign Getting TV Anime
This is a very Alain production. Hopefully it will be good.
- More Aquarion Anime Revealed
After Aquarion EVOL I am looking foward to this.
- New Detective Conan OVA to be Bundled with Manga
- World Gold Only Knows‘ Manga-ka Starting New Series
- OVA Bundled with Seitokai Yakuindomo Manga
- New Anime Announced for Z/X Zillions of enemy X Franchise
- Ryoji Minagawa Drawing Parasyte One-shot
- 2nd Season Announced for Nyuru Nyuru!! Kakusen-kun
- Anime Shorts Revealed for Shojo Manga Tsubasa to Hotaru
- Yo-Kai Watch Getting Short Anime Promoting Tourism
- Comedy Spin-off Manga Announced for Yamikin Ushijima-kun
- Supernatural Shisho Novels Getting TV Anime
- Amagami Brilliant Park DVD/BD Including Unaired Episode
- Anime Green-lit for Aoharu x Kikanju Survival Game Manga
- Special Episode of Durarara!!×2 Sho to Be Released in Theaters
- Manga Adaptation of Sound Horizon Album Revealed
- Mystery Light Novels Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Anime Announced
I think I might be interested? This series is about a woman who loves bones . . . ?
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Terra Formars Getting Live-Action Film by Takashi Miike
- Sci-fi Comedy All Esper Dayo! Movie Announced
- TV Drama Announced for Mitarai – Tantei Mitarai Kiyoshi no Jiken Kiroku Manga
- Movie and TV Series Green-lit for Shisho Novels
- Edo Period Manga Futagashira Getting TV Series
With Ken’ichi Matsuyama!