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.
- Absolute Duo – Seven Seas
- Ajin: Demi-Human – Sentai Filmworks
- Alice & Zouroku – Seven Seas
- Babel II – Discotek
- Bokutachi wa Benkyo ga Dekinai – VIZ
- Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage – Seven Seas
- The Count of Monte Cristo (Ena Moriyama) – Seven Seas
- Cutie Honey A Go! Go! – Seven Seas
- Deathtopia – Kodansha USA
- Devilman G – Seven Seas
- Digimon Adventure tri. – Shout! Factory
- Dr. Stone – VIZ
- Dragon Half – Seven Seas
Oh wow! I have always been curious what this manga was like after seeing that legendary OVA.
- Hara Peko no Marie – VIZ
- Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night – Seven Seas
- Hatsune Miku Presents: Hachune Miku’s Everday Vocaloid Paradise – Seven Seas
- In This Corner of the World – Shout! Factory
- Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka – Seven Seas
- Midnight Eye Goku – Discotek
- Nisekyu – VIZ
- The Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (novel) – Seven Seas
Another title that I was intrested in reading but assumed no one would pick up.
- Robo no Ryugakuki – VIZ
- Robot x Laserbeam – VIZ
I would have NEVER assumed with was a golf manga even if you gave me 100 guesses.
- She and Her Cat – Vertical Inc.
- Sleeping Beauty (Yumi Unita) – Seven Seas
- Spirit Circle – Seven Seas
- The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! – Seven Seas
- To Your Eternity – Kodansha USA
Digital to catch-up, too! Yay!
- Tokidoki – VIZ
- U19 – VIZ
- Unmagical Girl – Seven Seas
- Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea – Seven Seas
- Wandaba Style – Sentai Filmworks
- Wave Listen to Me! – Kodansha USA
Pretty unexpected but sure radio talk show manga by the Blade of the Immortal guy!
Clearly this is an attempt is make a Fraiser manga thirteen years after the show went of the air. ;)
New Streaming or Broadcasting Announcements in the U.S.
- Amazon adding Chi’s Sweet Adventure, Onihei, The Great Passage, ViVid Strike!, Shin-chan Spin-off vol.1 Aliens vs. Shinnosuke, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, Scum’s Wish
- Anime Network adding Urara Meirocho, Bang! Dream
- Crunchyroll Anime adding Saga of Tanya the Evil, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Hand Shakers, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, Ai-Mai-Mi Surgical Friends, Monster Girls, ACCA, Fuuka, Chaos;Child, Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel, Seiren, Kemono, Gintama (2017), elDLIVE, Nyanko Days, Spiritpact, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju S2, Forest Fairy Five, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories S4, Super Lovers S2, Marginal #4, OneRoom, KonoSuba S2, Piacevole, Yowamushi Pedal New Generation, Chiruran 1/2, Kuroko’s Basketball OVA 75.5, BanG Dream!, Samurai Troopers
- Tubi adding Alien Nine
- Viewster adding True Tears
- Weekly Shonen Jump USA adding Tokidoki, Nisekyu, Bokutachi wa Benkyo ga Dekinai, U19, Robo no Ryugakuki, Dr. Stone, Hara Peko no Marie, Robot x Laserbeam
New Anime and Manga Projects in Japan
- A Second Kaiji Spin-off Manga Launching
- Bokurano Creator Starting New Manga Series
- Sekai o Yoku Suru Zankoku na Method Manga About Mass Murder Begins
- New Series from Kuma Miko Manga-ka Starting
- Go Ikeyamada Launches Seka-Chu!! Manga Sequel
- Salaryman Kintaro Manga-ka Launching New Series About Chinese Explorer
- Anthology Manga Announced for RWBY
How popular is RWBY is Japan? I’m never really sure.
- Flowers of Evil Manga-ka Releases One-shot
- Fantasy Shojo Manga Kujira no Kora wa Sajo ni Utau Getting Anime
Oooh looks good!
- Tokyo ESP Creator Starting New Manga Series
- Gag Manga Mahojin Guru Guru Getting Anime
- Anime Green-lit for Dragon’s Dogma Game
- Horimiya Manga-ka Launching New Series
- Toy Based Anime Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head Announced
- Trinity Seven Spin-off Manga Launching
- Creator of Ice Blade Releasing One-shot
- CLAMP Drawing High&Low Franchise Manga Adaptation
- Iron Work Jan! Sequel Manga Starting
More anti-hero food battle action alongside women with zeppelin breasts.
- Anime Revealed for Dynamic Chord Otome Game
- Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler Manga Getting Comedy Spin-off
- Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun Manga Getting TV Anime
- Manga Announced for Phantasy Star Online 2 Game
- Creator of S.A. Launching New Manga Pinpon Rush
- W Juliet Manga-ka Starting New Series
- TV Anime Green-lit for Adult Manga Soryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni . . .
- Idolm@ster Million Live! App Getting Manga
- New Movie Announced for Mazinger Z
- Weekly Shonen Jump Starting New Series Bokutachi wa Benkyo ga Dekinai, U19, Robo no Ryugakuki, Dr. Stone, Hara Peko no Marie, Robot x Laserbeam
So Robot x Laserbeam is from the Kuroko’s Basketball manga-ka and is about . . . golf!?
- Blame! Manga Adapting New Movie Announced
- Anime Special Coming for Zo Zo Zo Zombie-kun
- More Sailor Moon Crystal Anime Announced
- Anime Green-lit for Camping Manga Yurucamp
- Cross Manage Manga-ka Starting New Series
I was sad to see Cross Manage not really given a chance to grow so hopefully this will take off a little stronger.
- Comedy Manga Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Launching
- Tribute Manga Revealed for Ghost in the Shell Live-action Movie
- My Hero Academia Getting OVA
- Special Manga Chapter Announced for Cuticle Detective Inaba
- Original Anime Re:Creators Getting Manga Adaptation
- New Manga Adaptation of No Longer Human Announced
- Eureka Seven AO Getting New Final Episode
Can’t we just pretend like Eureka Seven AO never happened. The show itself does that in the end.
- Kurogane Manga Getting New Series
- Masaaki Yuasa Workig on Original Anime Film Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta
- Picture Book Kuma no Gakko Getting Anime Movie
- Anime Movie for Picture Book Tinny – Fusen Inu Monogatari Announced
- New Macross TV Anime Announced
I’m curious how much (if at all) this ties into Macross Delta.
- Dance with Devils Getting Anime Movie
- Spin-off Manga Announced for Ushijima the Loan Shark
- Tori Baku Senpai Nani Kakeru? Manga Starting
- New Future Card Buddyfight Anime Beginning
- Luck & Logic Card Game Getting New TV Anime
- Original Anime Tsuki ga Kirei Revealed
- Samurai Deeper Kyo Manga-ka Drawing More Short Detective Manga
Based on a Rampo story, like I was talking about on the podcast . . .
- TV Anime Announced for Sanrio Danshi
New Live-Action Adaptations of Anime and Manga in Japan
- 6th Season of Kodoku no Gourmet Announced
- More Tsuri Baka Nisshi TV Series Revealed
- Blood-C Movie with New Story Green-lit
- TV Series Coming for Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo
- Wakakozake Getting 3rd Season
But what we need is more anime!