I still wonder if anyone will get Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth. Maybe I’m the only person who actually likes that movie.
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.
- Aldnoah.Zero Season One – Yen Press
- Amagi Brilliant Park – Sentai Filmworks
- Cat Diary: Yon & Mu – Kodansha USA
- Devil Survivor – Kodansha USA
- Dororo – Discotek
- Dragon’s Rioting – Yen Press
- Food Wars – Sentai Filmworks
- Franken Fran – Seven Seas
- Garakowa – Pony Canyon
- Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture – Funimation
- Giant Gorg – Discotek
Are they going to license Heavy Metal L-Gaim and Blue Comet SPT Layzner next?
- Grenadier – VIZ
- Handa-Kun – Yen Press
- Hayate the Combat Butler – Sentai Filmworks
Hooray! The best Hayate is back on DVD!
- Hello! Kin-iro Mosaic – Sentai Filmworks
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? – Sentai Filmworks
- Lance N’ Masques – Pony Canyon
- Library Wars – Discotek
- Lupin III VS. Detective Conan (special and movie) – Discotek
Remember. They are picking this up more for the Lupin as opposed to the Detective Conan.
I will buy them, even though they aren’t that great.
- Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun – Yen Press
- My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! – Sentai Filmworks
- Ninja Slayer Kills – Kodansha USA
- Not Lives – Seven Seas
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Side P3 – Kodansha USA
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Side P4 – Kodansha USA
- Re-Kan! – Sentai Filmworks
- Red Hot Chili Samurai – VIZ
- RIN-NE – Sentai Filmworks
RIN-NE and Re-Kan! not only sound similar but they are both about ghosts.
- Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers – Pony Canyon
- The Royal Tutor – Yen Press
- Sakura no Himegoto – Yen Press
- Scarlet Empire – Yen Press
- Servant X Service – Yen Press
- Shut-In Shoutarou Kominami Takes on the World – Yen Press
- Sonic X – Discotek
- Sound! Euphonium – Pony Canyon
- Today’s Kerberos – Yen Press
Sadly not a Cardcaptor Sakura spin-off manga.
- Unknown – Yen Press
- Uta no Prince-sama – Maji Love Revolutions – Sentai Filmworks
- Vampire Hunter D (movie) – Sentai Filmworks
- When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles – Yen Press
- Wish Upon the Pleiades – Sentai Filmworks
- Yo-kai Watch (manga) – VIZ
- Yowamushi Pedal – Yen Press
I am curious to see how well this series does for them.
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Clockwork Apple and Brave Dan Manga English Release – DMP
- Coluboccoro Anime – Kenji Studio
- Dragon Emperor Live Action Adaptation – Takeshi Ichihara
- The Records of Genshu Manga Conclusion and Translation – Shuzo Noguchi and Awesome Japan
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Joker S2, Nisekoi S2, Re-Kan!, Uta no Prince-sama Revolutions, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Food Wars, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Etotama, Punch Line, Hello!! Kinmoza, Tesagure! 3, Urawa no Usagi-Chan, Wish Upon the Pleiades, My Love Story!!, RIN-NE, Triage X, Gintama (2015), Teekyu S4, Takamiya Nasuno Desu!, Saint Seiya – Soul of Gold, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
- Funimation adding The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Mikagura School Suite, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture, Rainy Cocoa
- Hulu adding The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Mikagura School Suite, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture, Rainy Cocoa, Lupin the Third: Jigen’s Gravestone
- Hanabee adding Plastic Memories, Re-Kan!, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
- Viewster adding Fate/stay night: UBW, Gunslinger Stratos, Plastic Memories
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- OVA Revealed for Game Gakuen Handsome
- Magical Somera-chan Anime Green-lit
- 2 OVAs Announced for Gundam Build Fighters Series
Will we see Domon Kasshu in action in these OVAs?
- Hero Company OVA Revealed
- Dragon Ball Arcade Game Getting Manga Adaptation
- Light Novels The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water Anime Revealed
- ReLIFE Anime Announced
- New Manga Coming for Fate/Stay Night Game Path
People can remember to hate Sakura again!
- Tiger & Bunny Short Coming for Concerts
- Silver Spoon Manga Starting Up Again
- Unaired Sound! Euphonium Short Added to BD/DVD
- March Comes In Like a Lion Spin-off Manga Announced
They missed an opportunity to name the prequel “February Comes like a Bunny.”
- 2nd Season of Yo-Kai Watch Green-lit
- New Gurren Lagann manga Starting
- 5th Season of Teekyu Announced
- Samurai Girls OVA Bundled with Artbook
- Another OVA Coming for Kamisama Kiss
I still haven’t even watched the second season.
- Anime TV Series, Movie, and Manga Announced for New Game Franchise Snack World
Not enough actual snacks.
- Original Anime Film Taifu no Naruda Revealed
- Shojo Manga Announced Based on Ju-on Horror Films
- Another Yowamushi Pedal Spin-off Story Manga Coming
Can Kate just will manga into existence?
- Pre-max One-shot Getting Manga Series
- Tail of the Moon Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Anime Shorts Announced for Film Gokudo Daisenso
- Film Coming for WIXOSS Franchise
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan BD/DVD Bundling 4-koma Manga and Anime
Will it have enough Daryun for Kate?
- K: Dog & Cat Manga Launching
- OVA to be Bundled with Seven Deadly Sins Manga
- More OVAs Revealed for Noragami
- Creator Jun Yuzuki Starting New Manga Series
- Weekly Shonen Jump Launching 3 New Series: Sesuiji wo Pin! to ~Shikako Kyogi Dance-bu e Yokoso~, Lady Justice, Debiri-man
Will any of these stick?
- New Devilman Anime Announced
- Another Magi OVA in the Words
- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches BD/DVD to Bundled Yankee-kun to Megane-chan Crossover Anime and Manga
I look forward to watching that. The manga cross over was silly but cute. If nothing else it is nice to see the Yankee-kun crew animated for a bit.
- TV Anime Green-lit for Itoshi no Muco
- Ice Blade Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Creator of One Week Friends Launching New Manga
- New ATASHIn’CHI Anime Announced
- Peach-Pit Drawing Parasyte One-shot
Next up: Tetsuo Hara does a Princess Jellyfish One-shot.
- Wake Up Girls! Manga Starting
- Music Manga Series Gakudan! Launching
- Cycling Manga Long Rider! Getting TV Anime
- 2nd Season Announced for Assassination Classroom
- Akira Toriyama and Masakazu Katsura Collaborating on New Manga
- TV Anime Announced for Okusama ga Seito Kaichou!
- Yuki Kura Releasing One-shot Manga Ao Sora Sketch
- Dragonball Getting New TV Anime
- Anime Green-lit for BL Manga Super Lovers
- Food Wars! DVD/BD to Include Anime Shorts
- Baiyaku Kakebacho Kazuryu Getting Manga Remake
- Manga Adaptation of Game Chaos;Child Revealed
- Hi Score Girl Manga-ba Beginning New Series
- Sequel Manga Launched for Girls und Panzer
- More Cross Ange Anime Coming
- Comedy Manga Kotoura-san Getting Spin-off Manga
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Live Action Series Announced for Attack on Titan
- Movie Green-lit for Shojo Manga Senpai to Kanojo
- Setoutsumi Manga Getting Film
- TV Series Announced for Cooking Manga Gin no Spoon
- Chihayafuru Movie Announced
- Two Movies Green-lit for Seven Days BL Manga
- Death Note Getting TV Drama
OK, what is up with the Death Note revival?
- BL Series Udagawa-cho de Mattete yo Getting Film
- Orange Manga Film Green-lit
- Sequel Movie Announced for Assassination Classroom