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.
- Assassin’s Creed: Awakening – Titan Comics
- Astra Lost in Space – VIZ
- Berserk (2016) – Crunchyroll
- Big Order (anime) – Crunchyroll
- Big Order (manga) – Yen Press
- Bungo Stray Dogs – Yen Press
This is really unexpected!
- Clockwork Planet (light novel) – Kodansha USA
- Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! – Ponycan USA
- DAYS – Ponycan USA
- The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku (light novel) – Seven Seas
I’m Hatsune Miku, from Crypton Future Media. First off, I’m not interested in ordinary people. But, if any of you are a virtual idol please come see me. That is all!
- Dragon Ball Super – VIZ
- Dragon’s Crown – Udon Entertainment
- Dreamin’ Sun – Seven Seas
- Drifters – Funimation
- ERASED – Yen Press
- Finder – VIZ
- Fire Force – Kodansha USA
- Free!! – Crunchyroll
Discotek already released this so I’m be curious if CR is going to do something completely different with it.
- Galaxy Angel – RightStuf
I am EXCITED!
- Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence – Funimation
- Gintama – Crunchyroll
- Gokudo – Discotek
- Gundam: Reconguista in G – RightStuf
- Hatsune Miku: Rin-Chan Now! – Dark Horse
- H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories (manga) – Dark Horse
- The Isolator (manga) – Yen Press
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 (anime) – VIZ
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4 (manga) – VIZ
Good to see the Jojo’s momentum has not stopped.
- Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – Crunchyroll
- A Kiss and White Lily for Her – Yen Press
- Koi Koi Seven – Discotek
- Kuromukuro – Ponycan USA
- Lost Village – Ponycan USA
- Magical Girl Site – Seven Seas
- Miss Hokusai – GKids
- Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket – RIghtStuf
- Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Afterglow of Zeon – RIghtStuf
- Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory – RIghtStuf
- Mobile Suit Gundam F91 – RIghtStuf
- Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt – VIZ
- Mobile Suit V Gundam – RightStuf
SO MUCH GUNDAM!
- Murciélago – Yen Press
- Myriad Colors Phantom World – Crunchyroll
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students – Dark Horse
- Nisemonogatari (light novel) – Vertical Inc.
- Plum Crazy! Tales of a Tiger-striped Cat – Seven Seas
- The Promised Neverland – VIZ
- Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers (manga) – Yen Press
- Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers (light novel) – Yen Press
I am curious how much the series can pull out from the ending of the first book.
- Show by Rock!! Short!! – Funimation
- Smokin’ Parade – Yen Press
- Species Domain – Seven Seas
- Spirits & Cat Ears – Yen Press
- Twin Star Exorcists – Crunchyroll
- The Water Dragon’s Bride – VIZ
- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches – Crunchyroll
I wish you were better.
- Your Name – Funimation
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Amazon adding Crayon Shin-chan Gaiden Alien vs. Shinnosuke, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, Genesis Climber Mospeada
- Cartoon Network adding ONE-PUNCH MAN, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
- Crunchyroll Anime adding OZMAFAI!!, Momokuri, DAYS, B-Project, New Game!, Bananya, Hitori no Shita the outcast, Hybrid×Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Ange Vierge, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!, This Art Club Has a Problem!, Naria Girls, Mob Psycho 100, This Boy Suffers from Crystallization, Sea Prince and the Fire Child, Sound! Euphonium OVA, One Piece: Heart of Gold, Re:Zero Shorts, Street Fighter II (the movie)
- Crunchyroll Manga adding Sukedachi 09, The Grim Reaper and an Argent Cavalier
- Funimation adding Planeterian, One Piece: Heart of Gold
- Gundam.info adding Mobile Suit Gundam Film Trilogy
- Netflix adding Little Witch Academia (TV series), Gon, BLAME!
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Lament of the Lamb Manga-ka Beginning New Series
- New TV Anime Announced for Twin Angel
- Anime Green-lit for Azure Striker Gunvolt Game
- Ajin OVA Bundled with Manga
- Grappler Baki Getting New OVA Bundled with Manga
- Manga Spin-off Announced for Prison School
- Trinity Seven Movie Revealed
- Anime Green-lit for Multimedia Project BanG Dream!
- Puppet Series Thunderbolt Fantasy Getting Manga Adaptation
We have been enjoying the main show. It will be interesting to see how well the shows translate into a manga.
- Original Magical Girl Series Matoi the Sacred Slayer Revealed
- Parody Anime Short of Heidi Girl of the Alps Announced
- BL Manga Hitorijime My Hero Anime Green-lit
- New Original Idol Anime Idol Memories Announced
- Creator of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Starting New Anime Project
- Crows Manga-ka Launching New Series
- Movie Revealed for No Game No Life
I never liked the series but it only makes sense that they would make a movie to try to kickstater this franchise again.
- My Hero Academia Getting Spin-off Manga
- Kimetsu no Yaiba, Hinomaru Zumō, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, and Straighten Up! Welcome to Shika High’s Competitive Dance Club Side Story Manga Coming
- Spin-off Manga Announced for Mr. Osomatsu
- 3 New Cyborg 009 Films Planned
Hopefully they are better than 009 Re:Cyborg.
- Bakuon!! Manga Bundling Another OVA
- Anime Green-lit for Saiyuki Reload Blast
- Gabriel Dropout Anime Announced
- Anime Shorts Revealed for Soreike Arakita-kun Gag Yowamushi Pedal Spin-off
- Movie Coming for Game Monster Strike
- The Promised Neverland, Love Rush!, and Red Sprite Manga Launching in Shonen Jump
- Multi-media Project Megaton-kyu Musashi Getting Anime
- Mobile Police Patlabor Getting Anime Short
I am sure lots of the older mecha fans are happy to see that Patlabor has not faded away completely.
- More Anime Announced for Inazuma Eleven
- New Anime De Training! Ex Anime Green-lit
New Live-Action Adaptations of Anime and Manga in Japan