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.
- Black Jack the Movie – Discotek
- Captive Hearts of Oz (original manga produced by Seven Seas) – Seven Seas
- Char’s Counterattack – RightStuf
It is a very pretty movie if nothing else.
- D.Gray Man – Funimation
- Demon Lord Dante – Discotek
- The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún – Seven Seas
- Ghost Diary – Seven Seas
- Gundam Build Fighters Try – RightStuf
Now it is just a matter of waiting for the new OVAs.
- Hana & Hina After School – Seven Seas
- Ichi-F: A Worker’s Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant – Kodansha USA
- Jungle Emperor Leo – Discotek
- Kase-san and . . . – Seven Seas
- Kindred Spirits on the Roof – Seven Seas
- Momokuri – Sentai Filmworks
- Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (live action) – Funimation
- Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (live action) – Funimation
- Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (live action) – Funimation
- There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor – Seven Seas
- Tokyo Undead – Seven Seas
- True Tears – Discotek
New Crowdfunding Projects
- Gakuen Handsome TV Anime
The only upcoming anime that matters.
- Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend Manga English Release
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Amazon adding Baby Steps (live-action), Happy Marriage!? (live-action)
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Bono Bono, Miss Machiko, RELife, Fudanshi Koko Seikatsu, Qualidea Code, 91 Days, Taboo Tattoo, Orange, Mob Psycho 100, Sweetness & Lightning, Alderamin on the Sky, Active Raid Second, The Morose Mononokean, Amanchu!, Rewrite
- Crunchyroll Manga adding How to Keep a Mummy
- Daisuki adding Tales of Zestiria the X
- Funimation adding D. Gray-man, Servamp, Tales of Zestiria, Danganronpa 3, Love Live! Sunshine!!, First Love Monster, Handa-kun, Tsukiuta, Time Travel Girl, XechS, Regalia, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!, Cheer Boys!!, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Puzzle & Dragons X
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Anime Movie Announced for Historial Manga Series Haikara-san ga Toru
Hadn’t heard of this before, but now I’m looking forward to it.
- Tokyo Ghoul Manga-ka Draws Hunter x Hunter Special Chapter
- 2017 Anime Tamago Shorts Announced
- gdgd Fairies Staff Working on New Original Anime Maho Shojo? Naria Girls
But is it going to have janky CG?
- 2nd Season Announced for Super Lovers
- Heybot! TV Series Revealed
- Anthology Movie Green-lit for Card Game Force of Will
- Net Short Announced for Kimagure Concept Manga
- Anime Revealed for Italian Cooking Manga Piacevole!
- KochiKame Getting 40th Anniversary Anime Project
I am almost as old as KochiKame. Does that say more about me or KochiKame?
- Rurouni Kenshin Creator Working on New Manga
I’m curious if this title will get more traction than his recent work.
- Anime Short Bundled with Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya DVD/BD
That OVA title is not helping the reputation of this series.
- Literature Gag Manga Miss Bernard Said Anime Announced
- X-Day, After School Nightmare Manga-ka Launching New Series
Yay! I’m ready!
- More Sword Art Online Books Being Adapted into Manga
- Yuusuke Murata Working on New Food Manga
- Brave10 Creator Starting New Series
- UQ Holder Getting Anime TV Series
I assume this will get the same mediocre anime that most Ken Akamatsu gets.
- Romantic Comedy Manga About Undead Town Ikitemasu ka? Honda-kun Starting
- Anime Announced for Armed Girl’s Machiavellism Manga
- Little Witch Academia TV Series Green-lit
And Anitwitter rejoiced.
- 2nd Season Announced for My Hero Academia
I wonder if this series will gain any more traction in the US.
- Mysterious Joker Getting 4th Season
- TV Anime Revealed Masamune-kun’s Revenge
- New Sword Art Online Manga Launching
- Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Film Getting TV Special
- New Blue Exorcist Anime Announced
- Assassination Classroom Getting New Anime Films
- Anime Green-lit for Shumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka? Light Novels
- Complication Movies Revealed for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
- New Satelight TV Series Announced
New Live-Action Adaptations of Anime and Manga in Japan
- TV Series Announced for Food Manga Gourmet!
- Tokyo Ghoul Movie Revealed
- Kodoku no Gourmet Getting TV Special
- More Episodes Announced for When They Cry – Higurashi
- Psychometrer Gag Spinoff Manga Debusen Getting Short Web Series
- Gintama Getting Movie Adaptation