Even without major con announcements, these last couple of month’s have been flush with licenses. I’m expecting the summer to double them.
Anime Expo and Otakon are still the two conventions that anime companies still save big licenses for even in this age of the Internet.
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 Boy and the Beast – Funimation
- Danganronpa: The Animation – Dark Horse
- Devily Man (ch. 1-3) – VIZ
- Eureka Seven (manga) – VIZ
I remember this manga getting some scathing reviews from fans for what it changed in relation to the plot of the anime. But no matter what it is still better than the movie. (Or anything else that will go unnamed.)
- Flower of the Deep Sleep – VIZ
- Giganto Maxia – Dark Horse
- Glass Wings – VIZ
- Hamatora – Sentai Filmworks
- I Am a Hero – Dark Horse
- Igai: The Play Dead/Alive – Seven Seas
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure S1 – Warner Home Video
And the crowd went wild.
- My Love Story!! – Sentai Filmworks
- Naruto: Kakashi’s Story (light novel) – VIZ
- Naruto: Sakura’s Story (light novel) – VIZ
- Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story (light novel) – VIZ
- Of the Red, the Light and the Ayakashi – Yen Press
- Orange – Seven Seas
- Patlabor WXIII – Sentai Filmworks
- Persona 4 the Golden – Aniplex USA
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion- – Yen Press
- Punch Line – Sentai Filmworks
- RG Veda – Dark Horse
- School-Live! – Yen Press
- Senran Kagura: Official Design Works (artbook) – Udon Entertainment
- Tomodachi x Monster – Seven Seas
- Triage X – Sentai Filmworks
- The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura – NISA
- Uzumaki Naruto: Illustrations (artbook) – VIZ
- Welcome to Shika High’s Competitive Dance Club (ch. 1-3) – VIZ
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Anime Short of Kurukuru Kurumi-chan – Kurumi Friends Project
- Expanded Animator Dorms – NPO Animator Supporters
A very worthy cause!
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Amagi Brilliant Park, Robot Girls Z Plus, Dallos, DNA2
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Inuyashiki, PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!, Donyatsu, Tales of Wedding Rings, Father and Son, Aizawa-san Multiplies
- Daisuki adding The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki chan, Triage X, God Eater
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Devily Man, Welcome to Shika High’s Competitive Dance Club
- MangaBox adding Survival ~S Shonen no Kiroku
- Cartoon Network adding Akame ga Kill, Michiko & Hatchin
Michiko & Hatchin always seemed like an anime that would do well on American TV. I hope it does well.
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Tahi Saihate and Mitsuru Hattori Launching Manga Bokura wa Satsui Biyori
- Ninja Manga Shonobi no BAN Starting
- Second Season Announced for Rage of Bahamut
Hopefully a good time will be had by all.
- Michiharu Kusunoki and Mizu Sahara Collaborating on New Manga
- Moonlight Mile Creator Working on New Manga with Yuki Ohta
Will it have all the added gratuitous sex of Moonlight Mile?
- Manga-ka of Kodomo no Jikan Beginning New Series
- Hanayamata Creator Turning One-shot into Series
- Remake Manga Survival ~S Shonen no Kiroku Launched
- Sequel Anime Green-lit for Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
- Anime Adaptation Announced for Comedy Manga Kare Baka ~Wagahai no Kare wa Baka de R~
- Anime Shorts Based on Hacka Doll App Revealed
- Kengan Ashura Anime Adaptation Announced
- TV Anime Green-lit for Young Black Jack
- New Manga Fate/Extra CCC Launching
I am interested in this although I think Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail is the more oringal idea.
- Kanadian Families CG Anime to be Bundled with Book
- Anime Announced for Muv-Luv Spin-off
- New Fantasy Manga Winged Mermaids Launching
- Kaiji Spin-off Manga Announced
- More Joshiraku Manga Coming
- Memoirs of an Amorous Gentleman Gets Anime Short
The style is cool, silent film-like, but there isn’t much animation or voice acting.
- New Dragonball TV Series Getting Manga Adaptation
- Motorcycle Series Bakuon!! Anime Green-lit
- Compilation Film Revealed for Yowamushi Pedal Anime
- Ice Blade Manga-ka Starting Boxing Series
- Ultraman Anime Shorts Announced
- TV Anime Green-lit for Bikini Warriors Figure Line
<Sarcastic> I am surprised that a figure line like that would ever get an anime. </Sarcastic>
- New Fairy Tail OVA Revealed
- 2nd Film Coming for Fairy Tail Series
- Level-5 Game Ushiro Getting Manga Adaptation
- Manga Adaptation Announced for Yo-kai Watch Spin-off
- Anime Announced for Monster Strike Mobile Game
- QQ Sweeper Creator Starting Sequel Manga
- Light Novels Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Getting Anime
- Sci-fi Comedy Light Novel Series Hundred TV Anime Announced
- New Zettai Karen Children Manga Spin-off Announced
I did not realize Andy Hinomiya was that popular a character.
- OVA Bundled with Akatsuki no Yona Manga
- Anime Based on Voice Actress Radio Show Green-lit
- Initial D Creator Starting Women’s Baseball Manga
- New Queen’s Blade OVA Announced
- City Hunter Getting New OVA
- Hiroyuki Yamaga and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Working On Diver Anime
- Anime Crossover Short Revealed for Yamada-kun and the Seven Withces and Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
Gimme, gimme, gimme.
- Anime Green-lit for Light Novels Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!
- Biographical Manga Honda Soichiro Honden Getting Anime Shorts
- 2nd Season Announced for Q Transformers
We are never going to get this show streamed huh?
- New Manga Salon de Jack the Ripper Starting
- Princess Jellyfish Manga-ka Releasing One-shot Bishoku Tantei
- New Speed Racer Series in Development
- Smartphone Game Divine Gate Getting Anime Adaptation
- Toriko Creator Drawing One-shot
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga