This is sort of the quite time of the year as we are currently out of convention season and also in between anime seasons. The end of December will see a distinct up-tick in titles when the winter season starts.
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.
- Buddy Strike (chs. 1-3) – VIZ
- Eureka Seven: Gravity Boys & Lifting Girl – VIZ
- Fairy Tail Zero – Kodansha USA
- Lord Marksman and Vanadis – Seven Seas
- Magic Users Club – Right Stuf
- Monster Musume: I ♥ Monster Girls – Seven Seas
- Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun OVAs – Sentai Filmworks
- Utawarerumono OVA – Sentai Filmworks
- Wandering Island – Dark Horse
- Zyword – VIZ
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Dragon Half, Gintama (2015 special), Digimon Adventure tri, Yakitate!! Japan, Space Pirate Mito, Princess Knight, Fantastic Detective Labyrinth, Space Adventure Cobra, Cat’s Eye, God Mars
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- New Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai One-shot Announced
- 4-panel Spin-off Manga Revealed for Hozuki no Reitetsu ~Shiro no Ashiato~
- 3rd Season Announced for Yamishibai Horror Anime Shorts
- New Online Manga Magazine Comic Pool Starting
- Creator of Dazzle Launching New Manga
One day Minari Endo will finish Dazzle. One day . . .
- Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Manga-ka Beginning New Series
The Impatient Count and the Time Thief really felt like Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei with a paint of coat on it so I wonder if this will feel a bit more unique.
- Crayon Shin-chan Spin-off Manga Starting
- New Multimedia Project Utakata: Overdrive Revealed
- More Hakuoki Anime Announced
- OVA Bundled with Ajin: Demi-Human Manga
- Anime Green-lit for Comedy Manga Oshiete! Galko-chan
- Original Anime Project Bubuki Buranki Revealed
- 4th Shimajiro Anime Movie Announced
- Hetalia the World Twinkle Gets Extra Episode on DVD Release
- Shonen Jump Launches New Baseball Manga Buddy Strike
- Toei Working on Original Anime Sekai Suru Kado
- Short Anime and Sequel Announced for Show By Rock!!
- Thermae Romae Manga-ka Starts New 1-panel Series
- One Piece Getting New TV Special
Who thought it was a good idea to bring back the Davy Back Fight? Again?
- New Ushiro Manga Launching
- I’ll Give It My All Tomorrow Creator Starting 100-Man En no Onna-tachi Manga
- Gag manga Neko Kosen Revealed
- Manga-ka of Saikano Beginning New Series
- Yuu Nakahara Launching New Manga
- New Manga by Jun Mayuzuki Announced
- Puzzles and Dragons Game Getting Manga Adaptation
I have this nightmarish vision of a free-to-play manga.
- 6 OVAs Bundled with One-Punch Man DVD/BDs
- Love Roma Creator Drawing New Series of One-shots
- Anime Special Announced for Sushi and Beyond
- Gantz Getting New CG-Anime Movie
- New Manga Series Kaio Dante Launching
- Kuzushiro Releasing One-shot and Starting New Manga Series
- Working!! Manga-ka Beginning New Series
- Manga from Nanago Hoshikuzu Launching
- Nana of Banana Creator Working on New Manga
I will just assume that Nana of Banana is a manga in which Nana Osaki and Nana Komatsu replace the protagonists of Akimi Yoshida’s Banana Fish.
- Comedy Manga Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge Getting TV Anime
- Original Multimedia Project Luck and Logic Announced
- Another Terraformars Spin-off Manga Starting
- TV Anime Green-lit for Fairy Tail Prequel
- Alice in Borderland Creator Drawing One-shot
- Investor Z Manga-ka Beginning New Historical Series
- Two More NisiOisin Novels Getting Manga Adaptations
I hope Kate does not jump TOO high out of sheer joy that she leaves the gravitational pull of the planet.
- Anime Series Based on Chinese Novels Cong Qian You Zuo Ling Jian Shan Revealed
- Lovely Muco! Bundling OVA with Manga Volume
- TV Anime of Twin Star Exorcists Green-lit
I loved Binbougami ga! so I hope this does well.
- Movie Announced for Blame! Series
- Gakuen Alice Getting Short Manga Spin-off
- Creator of Cheeky Angel Starting New Comedy Manga
- Ushio & Tora Manga-ka Beginning Horror Series
- Tourism Date Masamune Anime Shorts Announced
- Manga Adaptation Revealed for Imoto Sae Ireba Ii Light Novels
- Good Morning Call Spin-off Manga Launching
It will be called Good Morning Call Saul.
- New La Corda D’Oro Manga Series Starting
- New PreCure Series Revealed to be Maho Girls PreCure!
I wonder if this is capitalizing on the recent popularity of Little Witch Academia.
- Nozo × Kimi Creator Launching New Manga
- New Comedy Manga Amano Megumi wa Sukidara ke! Starting
- Koji Kometa Drawing One-shot
- One-shot Coming from Shun Fujiki
- New One-shot Magiremono Revealed
- Next PreCure Movie Revealed
- Sugar Sugar Rune Manga to be Re-released in Full-color with Bonus Material
What the what! How cool! I hope some of this makes it to the new U.S. release.
- New Chibi Maruko-chan Special Announced
- Rose of Versailles Getting More Manga Chapters
Ditto about all this new material hopefully making it into the U.S. release.
- Geki Drive Toys Getting Manga
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Movie Announced for Seikatsu Manga
- Dame na Watashi ni Koi Shite Kudasai Manga Getting TV Series
- 2-episode Drama Coming for Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai
- Film Coming for Hakuoki SSL ~sweet school life~
- Museum Suspense Manga Getting Movie
- Drama for Sumika Sumire Romance Manga Announced
- Movie Coming for Shojo Series Good Morning Call
This is a real surprise considering the age of this series so I’m excited about it!
- New Movie and TV Series Announced for Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu!