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.
- The Attack on Titan Anime Guidebook – Kodansha
- The Attack on Titan Coloring Book – Kodansha
This seemed like a very silly license until I remembered there was an adult coloring book trend.
- Chaika the Coffin Princess S2 – Sentai Filmworks
- Clamp School Detectives – Section23
- Corpse Party (Live-Action) – Section23
- Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody! – Yen Press
- Farewell, My Dear Cramer – Kodansha
Simulpub women’s sport manga, who knew we’d see the day!
- Flying Witch – Vertical Inc.
- Goblin Slayer! (Manga) – Yen Press
- Goblin Slayer! (Light Novel) – Yen Press
- Gundam Build Fighters – RightStuf
Glad to see this fun series finally get a physical release.
- Hanakyou Maid Team: La Verite Anime – Sentai Filmworks
- Happiness – Kodansha
- KonoSuba – Yen Press
- Momotaro, Sacred Sailors – Funimation
- Persona 3 – Udon Entertainment
I am surprised it took this long to license this manga.
- Secret of the Princess – Seven Seas
- Takuan and Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary – VIZ
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Gainax, Livedoor Co-Founders Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for ‘Rocket-Dan‘ Anime Short
- Digital Manga Prepares Kickstarter To Crowdfund “Kodomo No Jikan” Manga Release
Rut Ro Raggy.
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Cartoon Network adding Iron Blooded Orphans
- Crackle adding Robotech, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE, Yowamushi Pedal Re: ROAD, Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie, You’re Being Summoned, Azazel, Sketchbook ~full color’S~, Lost Universe, Ah My Buddha!!, Ringing Bell, Library War TV, Encouragement of Climb
- Crunchyroll Drama adding Nodame Cantabile
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Space Patrol Luluco
- Discotek adding Miss Machiko
- Kodansha adding Toppu GP
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Takuan and Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary
- Yen Press adding Goblin Slayer
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Ajin Getting 2nd Season
I wonder if this means it is doing well on Netflix.
- Supernatural Comedy Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan TV Anime Announced
- OVA Bundled with Next The Heroic Legend of Arslan Manga Volume
- New Zekkyo Gakkyu: Tensei Anime Short Green-lit
- More Tsubasa to Hotaru Anime Announced
- Another Fairy Tail Manga Spin-off Launching
- Zaregato Novels Getting Anime Project
- Anime Based on Kobito-Zukan Picture Books Announced
- Soccer Manga Starting from Your Lie in April Manga-ka
- Indie Anime Onara Goro Project Getting TV Shorts
- New Anime Special Announced for Is the Order a Rabbit??
- Weekly Shonen Jump Launching New Series Takuan to Batsu no Nichijo Enmacho
- Sket Dance Manga-ka Starting New Series Astra Lost
I’m curious to see how a sci-fi story does on Jump.
- OVA Series Announced for Strike the Blood
- Makoto Shinkai Publishes Kimi no Na wa./your name. Novel Before Film Opens
- Battery Novels By No. 6 Author Get New Manga by Wandering Son’s Shimura
- Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Gets ‘New Special Footage’ on TV in August
I am curious if this will be one of those OVA projects for the series they talked about last year.
- Strike Witches Spinoff TV Anime Brave Witches Debuts in Fall
- Naoki Serizawa: ‘I Want to Start New Manga Series in Late 2016-Early
- Koe Koi Romance Manga Gets Screen Adaptation
- Magic-Kyun Renaissance Project Gets TV Anime About Boys at Magical Arts High School
- Kagerou Project’s JIN Launches Nirvana Manga in June
- Hyouka Anime’s Original Novel Series Adds New Volume
- Hentai Kamen Manga’s Creation Told in 1-Shot on Shonen Jump+ App
- Detective Opera Milky Holmes Gets New Anime on December 31
The nemesis of all goodness returns.
- Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters Project Revealed With TV Anime, Game
- Kamisama Kiss Manga Gets New Anime DVD in December With Fanbook
- Kairi Shimotsuki Launches Brave10 Spinoff Manga in June
- ‘Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!‘ Spinoff to Be Published After Author’s Passing
- Inio Asano Resumes Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction Manga
- One Piece Anime Gets ‘Heart of Gold‘ TV Special Featuring Shun Oguri on July 16
This is working as a tool to get me interested in the new One Piece movie.
- “Wakaba Nogi is Hero” Gets New Manga Series and Drama CD
- Natsume Ono’s ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka Manga Gets TV Anime
- Nobunaga no Shinobi TV Anime Premieres This Fall
- Rensuke Oshikiri’s Hi Score Girl Manga Resumes in July
- I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying’s Coolkyoushinja Launches New Fukumaden Manga
- Viz Media Plans Animated Series Based on Japanese Children’s Property Gakkimals
- Fudanshi Kōkō Seikatsu TV Anime About Male Yaoi Fan Slated for July 5
- The Betrayal Knows My Name Manga Returns From Hiatus, Schedules 12th Volume
- Aki Toyosaki, Minako Kotobuki Star in July TV Anime Time Travel Girl
- A Silent Voice’s Ōima Launches New Fantasy Manga in Fall
I am sure Kate is insanely hyped up for this. The wolf in the promo picture just utterly seals that deal.
- Saki Mahjong Manga Gets Toki Spinoff in June
- Tales of Zestiria the X TV Anime Premieres July 3
- YTV Presents English “The Morose Mononokean” Anime Listing
- KyoAni Award-Winning Novel Violet Evergarden Gets Anime Project
- CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura Manga Gets New Anime Project
WOW! That was a quick turn around for an anime.
- Fumiko Fumi Launches New Manga Collaboration With Essayist Sayawaka in June
- Ginga e Kickoff!!’s Wakamatsu Launches Sengoku Baseball Manga
Not the direction I expected that author to go in.
- Astro Boy Prequel Manga Atom the Beginning Gets Anime Adaptation
- Partial Lineup Revealed for New Shonen Jump GIGA Magazine
- Rumiko Takahashi’s New One-Shot Manga to be Released Next Week
I love that it is described as a “mystery-ish love comedy” and “love comedy-ish mystery.”
New Live-Action Adaptations of Anime and Manga in Japan
- TV Series Announced for Happy Marriage!? Manga
- Gambling Manga Usogui Getting Movie Adaptation
- P to JK Romcom Movie Revealed
- Tramps Like Us Getting New TV Series
- New TV Series and Two Movies Announced for Ushijima the Loan Shark
- Noragami Stage Play Gets New Run in February
- Shinya Shokudō Manga Gets 4th Live-Action Season, 2nd Film
- ‘Okuda Tamio ni Naritai Boy’ Romance Manga Gets Live-Action Film
- Yowamushi Pedal Gets Live-Action TV Drama
- Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Gets Live-Action Film in Winter 2017
- Emi Takei Stars in Live-Action Show of Seisei Suru Hodo, Ai Shiteru Romance Manga
- Baby Steps Tennis Manga Gets Live-Action Drama Adaptation
- Laughing Under the Clouds Manga Gets Live-Action Film Adaptation