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.
- After Hours Yuri – VIZ
- Ahogaru: Clueless Girl – Kodansha USA
- Akashic Records of the Bastard Magical Instructor – Seven Seas
- Beasts of Abigaile – Seven Seas
- Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga – Aniplex USA
- Brave Chronicle: The Ruinmaker – J-Novel Club
All this focus on light novels of late reminds me of Girlish Work.
- Concrete Revolutio – Seven Seas
- Delicious in Dungeon – Yen Press
- Don’t Meddle With My Daughter – Seven Seas
- Fairy Tail: Rhodonite – Kodansha USA
- Frau Faust – Kodansha USA
Josei retelling of the Faust legend by the Ancient Magus’s Bride manga-ka? Sign me up!
- Fukumenkei Noise – VIZ
YEAHYEAHYEAH!!! I loved Nosatsu Junkie (sadly never completed in English) so I’m glad to see more of her manga coming out. Plus, this is getting an anime!
- Generation Witch – Seven Seas
- Golden Kamuy – VIZ
- Green Legend Ran – Sentai Filmworks
- Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash – J-Novel Club
- Haikyu!! (S3) – Sentai Filmworks
- I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse – J-Novel Club
- Kigurumi Defense Squad – Kodansha USA
- Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight – Kodansha USA
- Kubikiri Cycle (light novel) – Vertical Inc.
- Land of the Lustrous – Kodansha USA
- Long Riders! – Sentai Filmworks
- Love and Lies – Kodansha USA
- Magic of Stella – Sentai Filmworks
- March Comes in like a Lion – Aniplex
I would be much more excited if this were not Aniplex.
- Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket – RightStuf
- Monster Girl Encyclopedia II – Seven Seas
- My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World – J-Novel Club
- My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness – Seven Seas
- My Little Sister Can Read Kanji – J-Novel Club
- No Game No Life, Desu! – Yen Press
- Occultic;Nine – Aniplex
- Occultic;Nine (light novel) – J-Novel Club
- One Piece Film Gold – Funimation
- Otome Mania!! – Seven Seas
- Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers- – Aniplex USA
- Red Riding Hood & the Big Sad Wolf – Seven Seas
- Regarding My Reincarnation as a Slime – Kodansha USA
- RWBY (manga) – VIZ
Now RWBY is officially anime . . . or something.
- Spice and Wolf: Spring Log – Yen Press
- Spice and Wolf New Theory: Parchment and Wolf – Yen Press
- Squid Girl – Sentai Filmworks
Shinryaku! Shinryaku! Ika Musume!
- Tales of Zestiria – Seven Seas
- Tokyo Ghoul:re – VIZ
- Vampire Knight memories – VIZ
- Waiting for Spring – Kodansha USA
- Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty – Kodansha USA
- Your Name (manga) – Yen Press
- Your Name (novel) – Yen Press
- Your Name Another Side: Earthbound – Yen Press
New Crowdfunding Projects
- The Animal Family: Stop-motion Anime Pilot
- MECHA-UDE: Japanese Animation by Sae Okamoto with Oort
- Tezuka’s Under the Air, The Crater, Melody of Iron Manga English Release
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Amazon adding Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, Great Passage, ViVid Strike!, Chi’s Sweet Adventure
I’m curious to see this now that it is finally legally streaming.
- Anime Network adding Matoi the Sacred Slayer, Flip Flappers, ClassicaLoid, Girlish Number, Long Riders!, Magic of Stella, Haikyu!! S3
- Cartoon Network adding Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Bloodivores, Time Bokan 24, Utano☆Princesama Legend Star, Drifters, March Comes in like a Lion, Occultic;Nine, Yuri on Ice!!!, Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On, Magic-Kyun! Renaissance, Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Show By Rock!!#, Joker S4, Trickster, Scorching Ping Pong Girls, Gakuen Handsome, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master, Sound Euphonium, Nazotokine, Crane Game Girls Galaxy, Teekyu S8, To Be Hero, Cheating Craft, Natsume Yujincho S5, Anime De Training! Xx!, Maho Shojo Nante Mouiidesukara S2, Kiitaro’s Yokai Picture Diary, All Out!!, Kiss Him, Not Me!, Miss Bernard said., Keijo!!!!!!!!, Flip Flappers, ClassicaLoid, Poco’s Udon World, Lostorage incited WIXOSS, Soul Buster, Haikyu!! S3, Sengoku Choju Giga: Ko, Girlish Number, The Glass Mask Year 3 Class D, Dragon Ball Super
- Daisuki adding Inukami!, Ju-Bei Chan 2, King of the Braves Gaogaigar, Dragon Ball Super
- Viewster adding Flip Flappers, ClassicaLoid, Utano☆Princesama Legend Star, Girlish Number, Matoi the Sacred Slayer
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding RWBY
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- Bungo Stray Dogs Manga to Bundle OVA
- Anime Shorts Announced for Buddy Go!
- New The Irregular at Magic High School Manga Starting
- Manga Adaptation Starting Based on Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shojo YU-NO Game
- Gourmet Girl Graffiti Manga-ka Launching New Series
- Anime Green-lit for Light Novel Series Tenshi no 3P!
- Zero Kara Hajimeru Maho no Sho Light Novels Getting Anime Adaptation
- 1-shot from Nisekoi Manga-ka Released
- Rurouni Kenshin Getting Short Spin-off Manga
This seems to be one of those series that always gets a few new chapters every few years.
- Creator of Chibi Maruko-chan Launching New Series
- OVA Prequel Revealed for Trickster Anime
- Movie Announced for Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama TV Series
- Black Tiger Manga Launching
Sadly this is not a manga about Tiger the Dark.
- OVA Bundled with Ajin Manga
- Short Movie Added to Sound! Euphonium DVD/BD
- Natsume Ono Starting New Web Manga
She does so much! This one is about eating.
- LeSean Thomas Launching New Co-Production with Crunchyroll
- SENGOKUCHOJYUGIGA TV Anime Getting 2nd Season
- Julietta Suzuki Starting New Manga Tripitaka Torinique
- Bamboo Blade Collaborating on New Manga Master Grape
- One-shot Space Brothers and Marvel Comics Crossover Released
That is an extremely unusual but pleasant team up.
- DAYS Spin-off Manga Launching
IT IS ABOUT KIMISHITA!!! <3
- Anime Shorts Announced for Vampire Series Higanjima X
- Mushroom Girls Project Getting CG Anime
- Net Anime Based on GJ8 Man Character Revealed
- Anime Adaptation of Escha Chron Project Announced
- Meiji Tokyo Renka Otome Games Getting TV Anime
- The Wallflower Manga-ka Starting New Short Series
- New Manga Boku dake Shitteru Ichimiya-san Launching
- Two More Manga Chapters Announced for The Rose of Versailles
Like Kenshin this is a series that always gets some addtional material every few years.
- Historical Manga Ko U-Den Beginning
- Getsuyobi no Tawawa Illustrations Getting Anime Shorts
- Tyrannosaurus Children’s Book Series Getting New Movie
- Strike the Blood 4-panel Gag Spin-off Announced
- Hetalia Creator Launching New Manga Comedy About Movie Recommendations
- Anime Special for elDLIVE Announced for Jump Festa
- Web Anime and TV Special Revealed for Mr. Osomatsu
- Prince of Tennis Getting New Movie
- Anime Green-lit for The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Gekijo
- Original Anime Co-Production Shelter Revealed
- New Crayon Shin-chan Movie Announced
- Pupa Manga-ka Launching Fantasy Manga Series
- Seiren Original Anime Project Revealed
- The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Getting New Web Manga
- Comedy Manga The Royal Tutor Anime Adaptation Green-lit
- Reboot of Leiji Matsumoto’s Gun Frontier Manga Launching
- Record of Grancrest War Light Novels Getting Anime
Just in case you were wondering this is from the author of Record of Lodoss War.
- More TV Anime Announced for High School DxD
- Anime Green-lit for Gamers! Light Novels
- Full Metal Panic! Getting New TV Series
My roommate will be thrilled.
- Anime Revealed for Starly Girls -Episode Starsia- Games
- 2nd Season Announced for Yuki Yuna is a Hero
- Spriggan Creator Starting New Manga RDB
- New Scapped Princess Manga Starting
- Schoolgirl Strikers Games Getting TV Anime
- Comedy Anime Kamigami no Ki Revealed
- Natsume Ono Launching ACCA Spin-off Manga
- Saint Young Men Creator Starting New Manga
- 3rd Season Revealed for Ai Mai Mi
All is right with the world.
- Ryohgo Narita and Nazuna Hakubai Collaborate on Short Manga
- Inazuma Eleven Getting New Web Anime
- New Side Story Manga Announced for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
- Qwaser of Stigmata Manga-ka Beginning New Series
- New Manga Announced for Ryukishi07 and Yukari Higa, Sumiko Onda, Yuami, Rami Hato, Sae Ishikawa, Kidanieru, Ryu Jiko, Kyoji Toono and Bonjin Hirameki
- Angel Beats! Getting New Manga Series
- Naoki Urasawa Launching New Manga
New Live-Action Adaptations of Anime and Manga in Japan
- Movie Announced for ReLIFE
- Tomodachi Game Manga Getting TV Series and 2 Movies
- Film Green-lit for Fukumenkei Noise Manga
- Ayame-kun no Nonbiri Nikushoku Nisshi Manga Getting Movie
- TV Series Announced for Swimming Manga Dansui!
- BL Manga Hidamari ga Kikoeru Getting Movie
- Chunen Superman Saenai-shi TV Series Green-lit
- Movie of Sensei! Manga Revealed
- Funohan Getting Film