There are no more rules. There are a few titles that just can’t be licensed but other than that all the dreams are possible.
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.
- Angel Beats!: Heaven’s Door – Seven Seas
- Another Episode S (light novel) – Yen Press
- Aoharu x Machinegun – Yen Press
- Aoharu x Machinegun – Sentai Filmworks
- Aphorism – Yen Press
- Attack on Titan: Ilse’s Notebook (OVA bundled with manga) – Kodansha USA
- Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (novel) – Vertical Inc.
- Baccano! (light novels) – Yen Press
WOW! This is one of the few light novel titles that Ani-twitter has always secretly dreamed of.
- Behind the Scenes – VIZ
From the manga-ka of Ouran High School Host Club, I’m very excited about this!
- Best Blue (ch. 1-3) – VIZ
- Big Windup S2 – RightStuf
- Black Detective – Yen Press
The description of this seems kinda ehhhh, but I’ll still check it out.
- Blanc et Noir (Takeshi Obata artbook) – VIZ
- Boruto the Movie – VIZ
- Breaking In – DMP
- Capture Me – DMP
- Complex Age – Kodansha USA
- Corpse Princess – Yen Press
- Crimson Prince – Yen Press
- Deep Pursuit – DMP
- Demon King Ena-sama Goes to a Manga School – Yen Press
- Demonizer Zilch – Yen Press
- Devil’s Line – Vertical Inc.
- DRAMAtical Murder – Sentai Filmworks
- Forget Me Not – Kodansha USA
- Fukufuku Kitten Tales – Vertical Inc.
- Gaiking – Discotek
- GATE – Sekai Project
- Gate: Jiei-tai Ka no Chi ni te Kaku Tatakaeri – Sentai Filmworks
- A Girl by the Shore – Vertical Inc.
- The Gods Lie – Vertical Inc.
- Goodnight Pun Pun – VIZ
- The Heiress and the Chauffeur – VIZ
- Himouto! Umaru-chan – Sentai Filmworks
- How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – Yen Press
- K: Missing Kings (anime) – VIZ
- K: Return of Kings (anime) – VIZ
- Kake Gurui – Yen Press
- La Corda D’Oro Blue Sky – Sentai Filmworks
- Legend of the Galactic Heroes – Sentai Filmworks
- Legend of the Galactic Heroes (novels) – VIZ
I’m buying a bunch of these to give as gifts.
- Log Horizon: West Wind Brigade – Yen Press
- Magatsuki – Kodansha USA
- Monster Musume – Sentai Filmworks
- My Monster Girl’s Too Cool for You – Yen Press
That is one heck of a title.
- My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected (light novels) – Yen Press
- Mysterious Girlfriend X – Vertical Inc.
- Nichijou – Vertical Inc.
- Noein – Funimation
- Non Non Biyori Repeat – Sentai Filmworks
- NTR: Netorare – DMP
- One Punch Man (anime) – VIZ
- The Other Side of Secret – Seven Seas
- Paradise Residence – Kodansha USA
- Passionate Lovers – DMP
- Peachy Triangle – DMP
- Pita-Ten – RightStuf
Now that is a blast from the not too distant (but still pretty far) past.
- Princess Jellyfish – Kodansha USA
We thought the time for this had come and gone, we were happily wrong!
- Project Itoh – Funimation
- Queen Emeraldas – Kodansha USA
- Real Account – Kodansha USA
- Renaissance Eve – Yen Press
- The Rose of Versailles – Udon
I . . . I . . . I . . . I’m speechless.
- Saki – Yen Press
Let us see how the yuri bait mahjong manga does.
- School-Live! – Sentai Filmworks
- Science Ninja Team Gatchaman – The Movie – Sentai Filmworks
- Sekirei – Yen Press
- Shuriken and Pleats – VIZ
- Speed Racer – Funimation
- Steins;Gate – Udon
- Stop Quibbling About Love – DMP
- Sugar Sugar Rune – Udon
- Sweet Dreams – DMP
- Sword Art Online: Mother’s Rosario – Yen Press
- Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet – Yen Press
- Tamayura: Hitotose – RightStuf
- To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd – Sentai Filmworks
- The Town Where You Live – RightStuf
- Umi Monogatari – Rightstuf
- Ushio & Tora – Sentai Filmworks
- Wakaba Girl – Sentai Filmworks
- When They Cry – Sentai Filmworks
The 2nd half will hopefully FINALLY be legal.
- Wicked City – Discotek
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Red Ash: Magiciada Anime Short – Studio 4C
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Ushio & Tora, GATE, Wakaba Girl, Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc, My Wife is the Student Council President, Monster Musume, Million Doll This Summer, The Perfect Insider, Symphogear GX, Teekyu S5, Gatchaman Crowds insight, Non Non Biyori repeat, Himouto! Umaru-chan, Danchigai, School-Live!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Makuranodanshi, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! S3
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Princess Jellyfish, Sweetness and Lightning, Scum’s Wish, Takahashi-san is Listening, The Morose Mononokean
- Crunchyroll Drama adding Death Note, Akagi, Ultraman X
- Funimation adding Venus Project: Climax, Chaos Dragon
- Daisuki adding Concrete Revolutio
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Best Blue
- MyAnimeList adding The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, God Eater
- Cartoon Network adding Parasyte -the maxim-
- Viewster adding Key the Metal Idol
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Studio Bones Working on New Series Concrete Revolutio Chojin Genso
- Onsen Yosei Hakone-chan Anime Green-lit
- Comedy Classicaloid TV Anime Revealed
- New Magazine Jump Square Crown Launching with D.Gray Man and Blood Blockade Battlefront
The return from hiatus (again) of D.Gray Man, I really hope this leads to a finale in the near future.
- Dimension W Getting TV Anime Adaptation
- Another OVA Coming for Shojo Series Age 12
- Best Blue Swimming Manga Launching in Weekly Shonen Jump
- NisiOisin’s Novel Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku Getting Manga Adaptation
Hopefully this is less aggravating than the Zaregoto Series.
- 4th Season Revealed for Uta no Prince-sama
- Osomatsu-kun Gag Manga Getting New TV Anime
- Baseball Novel Yakyubu Aruaru Anime Short Announced
- Saint Seiya Creator Starting Semi-Autobiographical Manga
- Owarimonogatari TV Anime Green-lit
- Kenjiro Hata Writing New Manga Series with Unnamed Artist
I am super curious about every part of this.
- Soul Eater Manga-ka Starting New Series about Firefighters
- New Saber Marionette Anime Announced
Who knew there was Saber Marionette nostalgia?
- Manga Adaptation Revealed for Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Novel
- Ice Blade Creator Launching New Manga Series
- New Anime Film Announced for Chibi Maruko-chan
- Corpse Princess Manga-ka Beginning New Series
- Seinen Manga Otome no Teikoku Getting Anime Short
- Phantasy Star Online 2 Anime Green-lit
- Manga-ka of Hi Score Girl Starting New Series HaHa
- Moe Yukimaru Starting New Manga in Ribon
- Gingitsune Manga-ka Launching New Title
- Anime Movie Green-lit for Kokuhaku Jikko Iinkai Project
- Servamp Manga Getting Anime Adaptation
- More The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Anime Announced
- Unaired Anime Episode Included with Sky Wizards Academy Novel
- Makura no Danshi DVD to Add Unaired Episode
- New Volume of Junjo Romantic Bundling OVA
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Revealed
After Gundam AGE and G-Reco hopefully this will be a solid shot in the arm for the series.
- Kodansha Launching New Magazine Shonen Magazine Edge
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V Getting Manga Adaptation
- New Fruits Basket Sequel Manga Announced
Unexpected! This got me thinking about the original Fruits Basket manga released by TokyoPop in the U.S. Might we see a re-release soon?
- Alice in Borderland Spin-off Manga Revealed
- Anime Green-lit for Light Novel Series Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
- Another Locodol OVA Announced
- Sexy Commando Manga-ka Beginning New Series
- New Tokyo Ghoul OVA Revealed
- Fairy Tail Manga-ka Drawing Parasyte One-Shot Manga
Is everyone doing a Parasyte One-Shot?
- More World Trigger Anime in the Works
- New Manga Seifuku Robin Son Launching
- Event Anime Special Announced for Food Wars
- Deadman Wonderland Creators Working on New Manga Smokin’ Parade
- New Gundam SEED Astray Manga Beginning
- Toei Creating Anime Based on Temple Horror Movie
- Two Little Witch Academia Manga Starting
- Baruto One-shot Manga Announced
- CG Film Revealed for Children’s Book Rudolph to Ippaiattena
- Flash Anime Coming for Neko E Nikki
- New K Manga Starting
- Stitch! Anime Getting New TV Special
- Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro Gag Manga Getting Anime Adaptation
- Chibi Maruko-chan Movie Tie-in Manga Launching
- TV Anime Announced for Attack on Titan Spin-off Manga
- Anime Shorts Mori no Ongakudan Revealed
- Flying Witch Anime Green-lit
- Another OVA Bundled with Manga of To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness
- Seraph of the End Event Anime Announced
- Children’s Detective Novels Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note Getting TV Anime
This looks really cute, I’m excited!
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Shojo Manga Age 12 Getting 2 Live-action DVDs
- Angel Heart Series Announced
I remember City Hunter fans receiving this series with less than open arms.