I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Tezuka.
Otakon and AnimeExpo start soon. I see a very busy line-up next month.
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.
- AiON – VIZ
- Folie À Deux – VIZ
- Lupin III: Voyage to Danger – Discotek
- Metamo Kiss – VIZ
- Persona 4 (manga) – UDON
- Welcome to the N.H.K. – VIZ
- The World is Still Beautiful – Sentai Filmworks
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Astérion French/Japanese Anime/Game Co-production – Pollux Animation
- Rainy Cocoa Anime Extended Cast – EMT Squared
- Storm Fairy Manga English Release – DMP
- Windwalkers International Animation Project – Forge Animation
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Prince of Tennis II OVA, Durarara!! X2 The Second Arc, Wagnaria!!3, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Actually, I Am, Aoharu x Machinegun, Miss Monochrome S2
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Unlimited Fafnir
- Funimation adding Snow White with the Red Hair, Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace, Gangsta, Seiyu’s Life!, Bikini Warriors, Prison School, Hetalia The World Twinkle, Aquarion Logos, Sky Wizards Academy, Junjo Romantica S3, Overlord, Castle Town Dandelion, SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
- Daisuki adding God Eater, Durarara!! X2 The Second Arc, Wagnaria!!3, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Folie À Deux
- Hulu adding Durarara!! X2 The Second Arc, Wagnaria!!3, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis
- Aniplex Channel adding Durarara!! X2 The Second Arc, Wagnaria!!3, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis
- Nickelodeon adding Miraculous Ladybug
- Disney XD adding Yo-kai Watch
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru Light Novels Getting Manga Adaptation
- Naruto Gets Comedy Manga Special Boruto
- Film Trilogy Revealed for Ajin
- One-shot Announced for Hime-chan no Ribon
Random but cool!
- Mystery Novel Series HaruChika Anime Green-lit
Since I’ve mildly warmed up to P.A.Works, I am looking forward to this.
- Utawarerumono Games Getting 2nd TV Anime
- New Five Star Stories Manga Volume Released
This now seems to be on a “whenever I feel like it” release schedule.
- Another Madoka Magica Manga Launching
- Boy Idol Franchise Idolish 7 Launching with Manga
- Horror Anime Shorts Kurayami Santa and Kowabon Announced
- Web Series Announced for 4-panel Manga Million Arthur Game
- Bilingual BBC Sherlock Manga Released
I’m surprised it took this long.
- Charlotte Anime Getting TV Special
- Himoto! Umaru-chan Manga to Bundle OVA
- OVA Sequel Announced for Locodol
- Beyblade Franchise Launching Another Manga
- New Pikachu Anime Special to Air
- Ichigo 100% Creator Starting New Manga Series
- TV Anime Announced for Comedy Manga Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor
The anime adaptation so many have been waiting for.
- Beyblade Burst Getting TV Anime
- Noitamina Anime Boku dake ga Inai Machi Revealed
- Cyborg 009 and Devilman Getting Crossover Movie
- Kuroko’s Basketball Final BD/DVD Includes OVA
Neither the anime or the manga are licensed for U.S. :(
- Short Bundled with Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! DVDs
I suppose this means I should think about writing a post for the last set of Prisma Illya specials.
- Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama TV Anime Coming Based on Children’s Toy Line
- Second PriPara 3D Film Announced
- Jellyfish Princess Manga-ka Launching New Title
It would be nice to see a Jellyfish Princess manga license now that the series is finished.
- Morning Two Launching Two New Titles Umigame Tamako-chan and Kino, Seijo ga Shinda Kohen
- TAGRO Starting New Manga Series
- Radio Show A, Abe Reiji Getting Anime Spin-off
- Naruto One-shot Bundled with Movie Ticket
- Anime Green-lit for Unhappy! Comedy Manga
- Avengers: Age of Ultron Getting One-shot Manga
- Studio Ghibli Working on Anime Short Taiko no Tatsujin
- I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying Creator’s Manga Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! Getting Anime
- Anime Green-lit for First Love Monster
I assume this series is about Takeo Goda trying to clear his name as he chases the serial killer, Johan Liebert.
- Brave 10 Creator Starting Joker Reboot Manga Based on Yu Maki’s Joker
- News Service App Hacka Doll Getting Manga Adaptation
- Manga Adaptation Announced for The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls S2
- New 4-kome Magazine Launching with Amato’s Tonari no Kyuketsuki-san, Kawahara-Koi’s Harukiya-san wa Ijippri, Oshioshio’s Sakura Maimai, Mitsuki’s Hinakonote, Mitsuki’s Watash no Tomodachi ga Sekaichi Kawaii, Miyakohito’s Lulumate, Hanako’s Shiritsu Seijo Gakuen Kirarin Ryo, To-Moe’s Seishun Sweet Track, Yuuki Takasaki’s Watashi no Go-shujin-sama wa Ningen Janai Ki ga Suru, Muku’s Nyoroko no Nama Hoso!, emily’s Pan de Peace!, Tarabagani’s Nyanko Days, pole’s Popopo no Oneesan
- Overlord BD/DVD Includes Anime Shorts
- 35 One-shots from CLAMP, Inio Asano, Hiroaki Samura, Tsutomu Nihei, Naoki Serizawa, Koji Kumeta, Yuki Kodama, Rensuke Oshikiri, Shohei Manabe and More Announced for Young Magazine‘s Anniversary
- Rainy Cocoa Getting 2nd Season
- New 3-part PreCure movie Series Revealed
- Nisekoi Manga to Bundled OVA of Spin-off Titles Magical Patissier and Shinkon
- Co-production of CG Vampire Hunter D Anime Series in the Works
- Kodacha Manga Getting New One-shot
Again, weird but cool!
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Comedy Manga Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan Getting Movie
- Drama Announced for Itsuka Tiffany de Choshoku o Food Manga
This is a manga all about eating breakfast at various places. Yes, we need this series.