Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Dec 15 - 22

by Wind_Sr
Dec 22, 2013 1:01 PM | 23 Comments
Here is a collection of news briefs for the last week in anime/manga news.

Upcoming Anime

Date A Live 2nd Season
The official site for the Date A Live anime announced that the second season of the series will air April 2014.

Source: Official Site
Previous Related News: Anime 'Date A Live' to Get Second Season


Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
It has been announced that the series will begin airing Spring 2014. The main cast has also been announced and is as follows:

Kokoa Hoto: Ayane Sakura
Chino Kafuu: Inori Minase
Sharo Kirima: Maaya Uchida
Rize Tedeza: Risa Taneda
Chiya Ujimatsu: Satomi Satou

Source: 0taku
Previous Related News: Manga 'Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?' to Receive Anime Adaptation


Haikyuu!!
Additional cast members for the series have been announced at the Jump Festa 2014 event. The latest cast members announced are as follows:

Keishin Ukai: Kazunari Tanaka
Chikara Ennoshita: Toshiki Masuda
Ittetsu Takeda: Hiroshi Kamiya
Kiyoko Shimizu: Kaori Nazuka
Toru Oikawa: Daisuke Namikawa

Source: Jump Festa 2014 via ANN
Previous Related News: Volleyball Manga 'Haikyuu!!' to Get TV Anime Adaptation Due Spring 2014


Other Anime News

Psycho-Pass
FUNimation has announced the cast for their upcoming dub of the series which is set to be released March 11, 2014. The dub cast is as follows:

Shion Karanomori: Lydia Mackay
Yayoi Kunizuka: Lindsay Seidel
Tomomi Masaoka: Jason Douglas
Shuusei Kagari: Scott Freeman
Nobuchika Ginoza: Josh Grelle
Shougo Makishima: Alex Organ
Akane Tsunemori: Kate Oxley
Shinya Kougami: Robert McCollum
Yuki Funahara: Alexis Tipton
Toyohisa Senguuji: Charlie Campbell
Rikako Oryo: Brina Palencia
Shouko Sugawara: Jamie Marchi
Choe Guseong: David Wald
Kaori Minase: Michelle Rojas
Joushuu Kasei: Linda Leonard
Dominator: Stephanie Young
Komissa: Jad Saxton
Jouji Saiga: Michael Federico

ADR Director: Zach Bolton
ADR Engineer: Cris George
Head Writer: John Burgmeier

English Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45p33SSWMJw
Source: FUNimation


Kaze Tachinu
Studio Ghibli's Summer 2013 movie has been nominated for and won various awards since its release on July 20th.

Sources: Anime!Anime! Summary List, Golden Globe Awards

20 of 23 Comments Recent Comments

hpulley said:
Pupa, magazine article quoting staff was right after all, five minutes duration ... twelve episodes, sixty minutes total, one disc.
http://www.pupa-anime.com/news/archives/pupablu-raydvd.html


Well that sort of sucks :( I wasn't expecting too much from the series to begin with, but now I'm really not.

Dec 26, 2013 7:30 PM by Wind_Sr

Pupa, magazine article quoting staff was right after all, five minutes duration ... twelve episodes, sixty minutes total, one disc.
http://www.pupa-anime.com/news/archives/pupablu-raydvd.html

Dec 26, 2013 3:23 AM by hpulley

I'm slightly concerned about what will happen with the Date A Live simulcast situation in the UK.

The first season is one of the ones that disappeared into the void when Anime on Demand got replaced by Animax.

Dec 25, 2013 10:32 PM by kuuderes_shadow

I'll also note that Funimation has announced their 3rd winter simulcast: Maken-Ki! Two

http://www.funimation.com/blog/?p=3242

Dec 25, 2013 2:30 PM by AbZeroNow

Date A Live 2nd Season, and an adaptation of Mahouka and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? and these 3 will be showing on April 2014. Can these news get any better than this? The anime series in the April 2014 lineup is really something. I can't wait.

Dec 24, 2013 10:46 AM by DeAnimation

Funimation's 2nd winter simulcast revealed! They're early this year!

It's Noragami! And the live action Space Battleship Yamato as well.
http://www.funimation.com/blog/?p=3188

And this also reveals that they have 5 boxes (3 to fill with Space Dandy already there) along with continuing title Tokyo Ravens. We're pretty sure Maken Ki 2 has to be one of the other three, leaving two more.

Dec 24, 2013 7:17 AM by hpulley

i have to watch this anime for real now.

Dec 23, 2013 8:46 AM by Mr_Gutts

For a second there, I thought it was New Briefs for Dec 15 - 22 ahahaha.

Haikyuu!!'s art looks like KHR's art, it's awesome!!!! I'll watch Haikyuu!!

I'm gonna wait for both Date A Live 2nd Season and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?

Dec 23, 2013 3:41 AM by Tengai

I can't wait for Spring 2014! >.<

Dec 23, 2013 2:12 AM by Natsumi7

Thanks. This is great. I don't have the time to check the news section every time so this is very helpful.

Dec 23, 2013 1:47 AM by -MgZ_

Spring 2014 come fast !

Dec 22, 2013 6:35 PM by Riez

Wind_Sr said:
No the PVs aren't going to put on here unless they go with something else already. Example would be the Psycho-Pass post. If you look at their respective series discussion forums you will already find the PVs there.

Saddening, the News section used to be what informed me of when a new PV was announced thanks it being one click away from the front page. Now I must play guessing games as to when a new PV is out constantly checking unumerable amounts of upcoming anime DB pages.

Wind_Sr said:
We aren't going to be putting them in two different places.

Something being posted twice on two different parts of a website? Oh the inhumanity!

Dec 22, 2013 5:24 PM by VioLink

^Thankyou for the Jojo hype. The Brynhildr PV looks good too.

Good to see Psycho-Pass dub getting released, hopefully it'll bring in some viewers in time for season 2.

Dec 22, 2013 5:04 PM by AlexTheRiot

VioLink said:
No mention of the Pretty Rhythm Movie being set for Spring 2014?
http://animeanime.jp/article/2013/12/23/16814.html

Or any of these PVs that were released recently?
Seikoku no Dragonar PV
http://www.seikokutv.com/special.html

Jojo Stardust Crusaders PV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQqkpbt2Ero

Gokukoku no Brynhildr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DhyjR_hbMs

Sasikin, Imouto PV and CM: http://anima7.info/news/?id=18519

Moretsu Pirates Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb-JJ7lG_bU

SoniAni PV2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkJqYhUxQjg

Not news worthy enough for a news thread or what?


No the PVs aren't going to put on here unless they go with something else already posted. Example would be the Psycho-Pass post. If you look at their respective series discussion forums you will already find the PVs there. We aren't going to be putting them in two different places. As for the Pretty Rhythm Movie that isn't going to be on here either. That is something that will get its on thread on the news board. No one has gotten to it yet or else it would be posted already. I'm heading out so I can't do right now. Another mod should post it soon or I'll do it when I get back.

Dec 22, 2013 4:51 PM by Wind_Sr

No mention of the Pretty Rhythm Movie being set for Spring 2014?
http://animeanime.jp/article/2013/12/23/16814.html

Or any of these PVs that were released recently?
Seikoku no Dragonar PV
http://www.seikokutv.com/special.html

Jojo Stardust Crusaders PV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQqkpbt2Ero

Gokukoku no Brynhildr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DhyjR_hbMs

Sasikin, Imouto PV and CM: http://anima7.info/news/?id=18519

Moretsu Pirates Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb-JJ7lG_bU

SoniAni PV2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkJqYhUxQjg

Not news worthy enough for a news thread or what?

Dec 22, 2013 4:17 PM by VioLink

Hoppy said:
I can't wait until Spring, it'll be pretty much be Yoshino vs Chino for anime girl of the season.

undoubtedly it's SHIBA MIYUKI
yoshino won't have much screen time :-P

Dec 22, 2013 4:09 PM by Himel_713

Have not heard about the dub cast, but hope they sound good so one day I will buy the dvd of psycho-pass.

Dec 22, 2013 3:11 PM by LegendGoldDark

kuuderes_shadow said:
So this is how this thing is going to be done is it?

I was thinking it would be created at the start and have people posting new info in it as the week went along (a bit like how the license/simulcast threads). Although I guess that would require people to actually know what is considered worthy of having its own thread and what goes in here instead...

+ should we submit news stories for things even if we know they are only going to go in here?

Or is what I thought it would be like how it's going to work in future and this week just an exception?


In regards to having this posted at the beginning of the week in the news board and having people post what should be in thread won't work. That isn't the point of this. Unless you mean what I'm going to talk about next.

An idea I like and I think we could implement is having this posted (before it's completed like at the beginning of the week) in a different forum and have people who would like to help out and post announcements do so on that thread. News mods can then add in what we find and what other people submit onto the thread there and at the end of the week post it to the news board. I certainly don't want people to feel that news mods are the only ones who pick all the news that gets posted. It's never been that way nor is it now.

As for what would be newsworthy in regards to that thread I could create something to give some direction.

Anything else you or anyone else wants to discuss about this feel free to PM me so that this thread doesn't head too far off-topic.

crosby_87 said:
This is a good idea, like things simple lol.

From what I have heard from the P.V. the Psycho-Pass dub is pretty good. Can't wait to get it!


That's true there was a trailer of the dub. I just watched it yesterday too I'm surprised I forgot to add it in. I'll do that now.

Dec 22, 2013 2:56 PM by Wind_Sr

This is a good idea, like things simple lol.

From what I have heard from the P.V. the Psycho-Pass dub is pretty good. Can't wait to get it!

Dec 22, 2013 2:22 PM by Nightwing

Wind_Sr said:
Hoppy said:
I can't wait until Spring, it'll be pretty much be Yoshino vs Chino for anime girl of the season.


When I first saw Chino I instantly thought of you. Mostly likely because I think Chino sort of looks like Yoshino and you have Yoshino all over your posts.

I'd say right now I'm really looking forward to Haikyuu. The PV looked pretty cool. If what was shown in the PV is actually how the points are going to be played out it's going to be a fun series to watch.


I like the art in Haikyuu, it also seems intense and I've heard that the manga has some lighthearted comedy in it, I'll give it a try.

Dec 22, 2013 1:42 PM by Hoppy