The Line-Up is a monthly rundown of new anime, manga, novel, and artbook licenses for the U.S. It also lists new streaming/broadcasting announcements and posted crowdfunding projects available to U.S. residents. And finally, it includes anime/manga projects and live-action anime/manga adaptation announcements from Japan.
New Licenses in the U.S.
- Attack on Titan: No Regrets OVA – Kodansha USA
- Azumanga Daioh – Sentai Filmworks
This title was just falling out of the popular consciousness so it is probably the best time to rescue it.
- Cromartie High School – Discotek
- Girls Beyond the Wasteland – Sentai Filmworks
- Gunbuster: The Movie – Sentai Filmworks
- Kannazuki no Miko – VIZ
- Knights of Sidonia S2 – Sentai Filmworks
- Nurse Witch Komugi R – Sentai Filmworks
- Saving Life – VIZ
- Strawberry Marshmallow – Sentai Filmworks
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (S3) – Cinedigm
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Magical Taruruuto-kun Sequel Manga – Double L
- Vanilla Essence Hentai Manga Anthology English Release – Project-H
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Anime Network adding Norn9, Girls Beyond the Wasteland
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Schwarzes Marken, Myriad Colors Phantom World, AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, Nurse Witch Komugi R, Active Raid, Tabi Machi Late Show, Yamishibai 3, Oya-san wa Shishunki!, GATE S2, Phantasy Star Online 2, Ojisan and Marshmallow, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Sekko Boys, Please Tell Me! Galko Chan, BBK/BRNK, Teekyu S7, Sweet Blue Flowers, Princess Nine, Towards the Terra (movie), Ristorante Paradiso, KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Sound of the Sky 7.5, Ghost Stories
- Crunchyroll Drama adding Wakakozake S2, Shiratori Reiko, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store
- Funimation adding Rainbow Days
- Hulu adding Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, Norn9, Girls Beyond the Wasteland
- Netflix adding Detective Conan
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Latest PreCure Series Maho Tsukai PreCure! Getting Manga Adaptation
- Hatsukoi no Sekai Manga Launching
- Naked Ape Adapting Edogawa Rampo Novel Koto no Oni into Manga
There have been a lot of Rampo adaptations recently.
- Dimension W Getting Short Anime
- New Utawarerumono Manga Starting
- Manga Adaptation of Shojo-tachi wa Koya o Mezasu Game Announced
- Another Love Live! School Idol Diary Manga Launching
- Multimedia Project BanG Dream! Getting Manga
- New Manga Beginning for Trading Card Game Ange Vierge
- Active Raid Getting Digital Manga Adaptation
- Novel Joker Game Getting Manga Adaptation Prior to Anime
- Dear Boys Manga-ka Launching Short Sequel Series
- TV Anime Announced for She and Her Cat Shorts
- Two Manga Series Based on the Splatoon Game Starting
Splatoon seems to have a really solid popularity.
- Soccer Manga DAYS Anime Green-lit
This looks promising!
- Studio Trigger Beginning New Original TV Anime
- Valkyrie Drive Series Getting New Manga
- Mari Okazaki Starting Food Manga
- OVA Bundled with Non Non Biyori Manga
- Medical School Manga Haru yo, Kuru na Launching
- New Love Live! Anime TV Series Announced
- Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Getting OVA
- Bloody Cross Manga-ka Starting New Series
- Gender-switched Judo Bu Monogatari Manga Announced
- Minoru Furuya Launching Manga in Evening
- TV Anime Announced for Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
I have always enjoyed that manga’s title.
- Manga About Doujin Games Magic of Stella Getting Anime
- Manga Starting Based on Picture Book Series Tinny – Fusen Inu Monogatari
- 4th Season of Uta no Prince-sama Green-lit
And the beat goes on. I couldn’t get through season 2, maybe I should try again?
- Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash BD/DVD Included OVA
I assume it is more boring conversations.
- 4-panel Spin-off Manga of Seven Deadly Sins Starting
I always feel like Seven Deadly Sins is one small but very important step away from being really popular.
Yeah, the groping.
- New Franchise Kamiwaza Wanda Launching with Manga and Anime
- Tourism Shorts for Saga Prefecture Announced
- ReLIFE Anime Green-lit
- Guidebook for Blood Blockade Battlefront Includes OVA
- Neko Neko Nihonshi TV Anime Revealed
- Gag Series Shonen Ashibe Getting New Anime
- Manga About Former Prime Minister of Japan Hayato Ikeda Starting
- Oh My Goddess! Creator Starting New Manga
It is always odd to think they finally wrapped up Oh My Goddess!
- New Gintama OVA Bundled with Manga
- Series of 1-shots Announced for Big Comic Spirits Magazine 35th Anniversary
- She and Her Cat Getting Manga Adaptation
- Original Anime Movie Popin Q Revealed
Interesting that this is a magical girl stand-alone movie, I wonder if it will be expanded into more.
- TV Anime Green-lit for Seisen Cerberus Mobile Game
- New Nodame Cantabile 1-shot Announced
- 1-shot Revealed for Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! Manga
- Onigiri Fantasy MMORPG Getting TV Anime
- My Wife is the Student Council President 2nd Season Green-lit
- TV Anime Coming for Shojo Series Age 12
- Fantasy Anime Endride Revealed
The random team-up of the creators of Bastard!! and Rurouni Kenshin.
- 4-panel Comedy Pan de Peace! TV Anime Announced
- Yojo Senki Light Novels Getting Anime
- Voice Actor Manga Girlish Number Anime Green-lit
- Sayonara Zetsubo-sensei Manga-ka Drawing New 1-shot
New Live-Action Adaptations of Anime and Manga in Japan
- Special Announced for Saijo no Meii Medical Manga
- 2nd Season Green-lit for Natsume Ono’s Futagashira
I wish this manga would get licensed!
- Corpse Party Movie Getting Sequel
- Sequel Movie Announced for Mogura no Uta Directed by Takashi Miike
- Itazura na Kiss Getting 2nd Film
- U-31 Soccer Manga Getting Movie
- TV Show Announced for Time-travel Food Manga The Last Restaurant
- Omukae Desu TV Series Green-lit