Just because it is December does not mean the licensing ever stops.
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.
- Asterisk War – Yen Press
- Asterisk War (light novel) – Yen Press
When will we get the Battle of *.* spin-off series?
- Baccano! – Yen Press
- Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight – Dark Horse
- Boys Over Flowers Season 2 – VIZ
- Crown of Thorns – VIZ
- Dai-Guard – Discotek
Glad to see a unique little series like this get pulled out of obscurity.
- ERASED – Aniplex USA
- Fruits Basket – Yen Press
This series is far less obscure than Dai-Guard.
- Holy Corpse Rising – Seven Seas
- How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King – Seven Seas
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria (light novel) – Yen Press
It is still wrong.
- Land of the Rising Dead: A Tokyo School Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse – Seven Seas
- Liselotte & Witch’s Forest – Yen Press
- Love in Hell: Death Life – Seven Seas
- Lupin the Third TV Series 2 – Discotek
This one was probably the hardest to get and the biggest commitment.
- Magia the Ninth – Seven Seas
- Man of Many Faces – VIZ
- Memoir of Vanitas – Yen Press
- Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid – Seven Seas
- Momogumi Plus Senki – VIZ
- Monster Girl Encyclopedia (artbook) – Seven Seas
- My Girlfriend is a T-Rex – Seven Seas
- My Pathetic Vampire Life – Seven Seas
- Norn9 – Sentai Filmworks
- NTR: Netsuzou Trap – Seven Seas
- Please Tell Me! Galko-chan – Seven Seas
- Pride and Prejudice (Shiei) – Seven Seas
- Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation – Sentai Filmworks
- Requiem From the Darkness – Discotek
- Re:Zero – Yen Press
- Re:Zero (light novel) – Yen Press
- The Seven Princes of the Thousand Year Labyrinth – Seven Seas
- Tonari no Seki-kun – Sentai Filmworks
- Twinkle Stars – Yen Press
I was always a little surprised this series never got more discussion centered around it.
- Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle – Sentai Filmworks
- Yamishibai – Sentai Filmworks
New Crowdfunding Projects
- SAKIRA’s BL Manga – DMP
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Cartoon Network adding Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Beyblade, Beywheelz, Beyblade: Metal Fury, Beyblade: Metal Masters, Kuroko’s Basketball OVAs, Jin-roh, Fist of the North Star (movie), Garakowa -Restore the World-, ERASED, Deltora Quest, Slam Dunk, Samurai Pizza Cats, Locodol OVA, Mr. Osomatsu special, Zombie-Loan, Hyakko, One Piece ~Adventure in Nebulandia~ special, Kiznaiver, Tenjho Tenge, Lupin the 3rd Part 4
I can finally watch Lupin’s Italian Adventures!
- Crunchyroll Manga adding ReLife, momokuri, Nanbaka
- Funimation adding Dimension W, Grimgar, Pandora, Divine Gate, Prince of Stride, Dagashikashi, Luck & Logic, Erased, Haruchika, Fairy Tail 0, Snow White with the Red Hair S2, One Piece ~Adventure in Nebulandia~ special
- Pokemon.com adding Hoopa: the Mischief Pokemon, Hoopa’s Surprise Ring Adventures
- SMAC! Web Magazine adding Angel Heart
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Boruto one-shot, Boruto series
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- ONE’s Mob Psycho 100 Manga Green-lit for Anime
I’m sure it will be brilliant.
- Anime Announced for Danganronpa 3 Game
- Seraph of the End OVA Bundled with Manga
- Anime Green-lit for Ensemble Stars! Game
- OVA Bundled with Prison School Manga
- Medaka Box Creators Working on New Manga Together
This seems odd considering it always seemed that Medaka Box was always one step from getting canceled.
- 7th Season of Teekyu Green-lit
I am always surprised that they keep making more of this series.
- Yo-kai Watch Getting 3rd Anime Movie
- New PA Works Anime Kuromukuro Revealed
- 4th Season Announced for Ketsuekigata-kun!
- Anime Green-lit for Pachinko Aira Project
- Renai Bokun Romcom Manga Getting Anime Adaptation
- 2nd Season Announced for Food Wars!
- Makoto Shinkai Working on New Film Kimi no Na wa
- Koyomimonogatari Getting Short Anime
- TV Anime from Sanrio Rilu Rilu Fairilu Revealed
- 2nd Season Green-lit for Concrete Revolutio
- HERO Launches New Manga Series Amamizu Linda
- New Lupin III TV Special Revealed
- Oh! Great Drawing new Air Gear One-shot
- Ryukishi07 Beginning New Project Hotaru-Bi no Tomoru Koro ni
- Hiroshi Shiibashi and Riku Sanjo Collaborate on One-shot Cremators
- New Osamatsu Manga Starting in YOU Josei Magazine
- Original Anime Shirogane no Guardian Revealed
- Bono Bono Comedy Series Getting New TV Anime
- Beet the Vandel Buster Manga Returning
- New OVA Announced for Saber Marionette J
For everyone who was complaining that Tenchi Muyo was too obscure a fallen series to reboot.
- Vampire Fantasy Manga Love & Hate Launched
- Medaka Box Artist Drawing Lugar Code 1951
- Gundam Build Fighters Spin-off Manga Starting
It is about Yuki so that sounds good.
- Guardian Angel Getten Sequel Manga Begins
- Anime Shorts Based on Twin Models Mim and Mam Announced
- Saikano Creator Starting New Manga
- Manga Adaptation Announced for Macross Delta
- Anime Green-lit for Clockwork Planet Light Novels
- Kuroko’s Basketball Manga-ka Releasing One-shot
Yay! Archery! Maybe this will make it into the U.S. magazine.
- New Berserk Anime Revealed
Will they finally give the people what they want?
- Wake Up Girls! Getting New Anime Short
- Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! OVA Bundled with Book
- Boruto One-shot and Series Announced
- New Rozen Maiden Manga Starting
Must I personally end this series?
- Anime Special Revealed for Pokemon XY & Z
- Naruto Spin-off Novels Getting TV Anime
- Go Ikeyamada Launching New Romance Series
- 3rd Season of PriPara Green-lit
- Another OVA Coming for To Love-ru -Trouble- Darkness
- Ace Attorney Getting New Manga Series
- New D.Gray Man Anime Revealed
Will this announcement be followed by one about the manga wrapping up??? Please???
- TV Anime Announced for Nora, Princess, and Stray Cat Game
- Teekyu Spin-off Anime Green-lit
- Working!! Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Multimedia Project Gekidol Revealed
New Live Action Adaptions of Anime and Manga
- Movie Announced for Aozora Yell Manga
- Shojo Series Mars Getting TV Series
That’s certainly a blast from the past!
- Movie Based on Dokumushi Horror Manga Green-lit
- I Am a Hero Getting Movie Tie-in TV Special
- Special Announced for Kodoku no Gourmet
- Teiichi no Kuni Movie Announced