Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Jan 6 - 12

by Wind_Sr
Jan 13, 2014 1:37 AM | 19 Comments
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
News submitted by LoLyeah

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.

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

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
News submitted by jimi888

19 Comments Recent Comments

for the next news briefs, you should mention about The Wind Rises being officially nominated for an oscar. :)

Jan 16, 2014 7:40 PM by Maora

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.

Jan 15, 2014 3:29 PM by Laciie

Thanks for posting it :)

Jan 15, 2014 3:25 AM by LoLyeah

Can't wait for Mekaku City Actors. I wonder if they will use kagepro songs for OP/ED

Jan 14, 2014 2:03 AM by puntung

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 13, 2014 4:57 PM by NlSHlKlN0

I wonder why The Simpsons decided to pay a tribute.

Jan 13, 2014 1:16 PM by RX-782

Kuzakawa directed Dog Days, Kancolle is in good hands.

Diomedia as the studio will ensure great visuals

xchee said:
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 8:23 AM by Hoppy

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 6:29 AM by Mr_Gutts

Count me in on the list of people excited for Mekaku City Actors!

Jan 13, 2014 6:15 AM by phoenixalia

Woo been meaning to know more about Kagerou Project, glad that it's finally on the move!

Jan 13, 2014 6:03 AM by ToG25thBaam

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 5:58 AM by Tengai

April 2014, didn't expect for Mekaku City Actors to air this soon
Can't wait for spring to come

Jan 13, 2014 5:13 AM by Andressina

Thanks for news.

Jan 13, 2014 4:42 AM by Vene

so much hype for Mekaku in this thread :O I like you guys :3

Jan 13, 2014 4:29 AM by smilewolfy

Thanks for the update! Can't wait to see an PV for Mekaku City Actors soon.

Jan 13, 2014 3:56 AM by Stark700

I can't wait to know the seiyuus for Mekaku City Actors.

Jan 13, 2014 2:53 AM by amplified

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

Jan 13, 2014 2:44 AM by xchee

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.

Jan 13, 2014 2:16 AM by Doaj