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Here is a collection of news briefs for the last week in anime/manga news. These briefs include announcements that would not normally receive their own news thread. Please check the News Board for previous major announcements. Last week's News Briefs can be found here.

Upcoming Anime

Mekaku City Actors
The series has been announced to air April 2014.

Source: New Shounen Brave PV
Previous Related News: Vocaloid Producer Jin's 'Kagerou Project' to Be Animated Under Name 'Mekaku City Actors' by Shaft
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Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu
A key visual on the official site announces that the movie will open in Japanese theaters March 8, 2014.

Source: Official Site


Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu
According to a scan from the upcoming February issue of Coro Coro Comic, the movie will open in Japanese theaters July 19, 2014.

Source: Scan via ANN


Kantai Collection: Kan Colle
A few staff members for the series have been announced and are as follows:

Director: Keizo Kusakawa
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Studio: Diomedea

Source: Scan via Yaraon


Soul Eater Not!
Some cast members and staff have been announced for the series.

Cast:
Tsugumi Harudori: Haruka Chisuga
Anya Hepburn: Saori Hayami
Meme Tatene: Aoi Yuki

Staff:
Director, Series Composition: Masakazu Hashimoto

Source: Earlbox


Other Anime News

Buddha 2
The upcoming film has been endorsed by the Dalai Lama by saying he is "thankful to have the world of the Buddha be spread by the film."

Source: Anime! Anime!
Previous Related News: Second Anime Film of Buddha Trilogy to Premiere on Feb 8, 2014


Strike Witches
It has been revealed on a blog by Kazuhiro Takamura, director for the series, that a "New Project" for the series will be released sometime in 2014. It was previously announced in October that a new season along with an OVA, tentatively titled "Operation Victory Arrow (O.V.A), were green-lit however no airing dates were given. The "New Project" reveal doesn't specify if whether the new season or the OVA is what will be coming this year.

Source: Yaraon
Previous Related News: Anime 'Strike Witches' to Get New TV Series and OVA


Industry News

Hayao Miyazaki
The latest Simpsons episode pays tribute to Miyazaki and his work by including references from movies Howl no Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle), Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away), Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro), along with a few others.

Source: Episode Trailer
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“News travels fast in places where nothing much ever happens.” ― Charles Bukowski
 
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I'm really excited for Mekaku City Actors, and I'm not actually sure why. The art caught my attention, but I think it's mostly the sweet name and how the plot sounds like Welcome to the NHK meets some kind of scifi/action plot. Definitely one I'm keeping an eye on.

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KanColle will be done by Diomedia? I'm almost sure it'll be just 10 episodes.
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I can't wait to know the seiyuus for Mekaku City Actors.
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Thanks for the update! Can't wait to see an PV for Mekaku City Actors soon.
 
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Jan 13, 2014 4:29 AM

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so much hype for Mekaku in this thread :O I like you guys :3
 
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Jan 13, 2014 4:42 AM

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Thanks for news.
 
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Jan 13, 2014 5:13 AM

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April 2014, didn't expect for Mekaku City Actors to air this soon
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Jan 13, 2014 5:58 AM
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Doaj said:
I'm really excited for Mekaku City Actors, and I'm not actually sure why. The art caught my attention, but I think it's mostly the sweet name and how the plot sounds like Welcome to the NHK meets some kind of scifi/action plot. Definitely one I'm keeping an eye on.


Fuck yeah, same here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Jan 13, 2014 6:03 AM

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Woo been meaning to know more about Kagerou Project, glad that it's finally on the move!
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Jan 13, 2014 6:15 AM
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Count me in on the list of people excited for Mekaku City Actors!
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Jan 13, 2014 6:29 AM

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i can say that i'm not that excited for soul eater not but count me in for the rest especially mekaku city actors
 
Jan 13, 2014 8:23 AM

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Kuzakawa directed Dog Days, Kancolle is in good hands.

Diomedia as the studio will ensure great visuals

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KanColle will be done by Diomedea? I'm almost sure it'll be just 10 episodes.


That may not be so detrimental in the sales category if it's done right, it's not so bad in this case especially if they don't follow any of the manga and novels. However, Diomedea must make sure the anime open to new viewers who haven't played the game or read the manga and novels because they may also be the new players for the games.


 
Jan 13, 2014 1:16 PM

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I wonder why The Simpsons decided to pay a tribute.
 
Jan 13, 2014 4:57 PM

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SO HYPED for Mekaku City Actors. I hope they don't screw this up. And I also hope they use the Kagepro songs in the anime somehow. I wouldn't mind seeing the Outer Science part animated with at least some of the actual song in it.
 
Jan 14, 2014 2:03 AM

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Can't wait for Mekaku City Actors. I wonder if they will use kagepro songs for OP/ED
 
Jan 15, 2014 3:25 AM

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Thanks for posting it :)
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Jan 15, 2014 3:29 PM

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Definitely excited for Mekaku City Actors. I've been following KagePro since practically the beginning. ;__;

I'm also glad that there is finally a date for the second Hakuouki movie. I still have to see the first one though.
 
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for the next news briefs, you should mention about The Wind Rises being officially nominated for an oscar. :)
 
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