Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Jan 20 - 26

by Wind_Sr
Jan 26, 2014 12:31 PM | 23 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

[u]Isshuukan Friends.[/u]
The official site for the series has revealed that the series will be airing Spring 2014. The site has also revealed the cast for the main characters along with the staff.

Cast:
Yuuki Hase: Yoshitaka Yamaya
Kaori Fujimiya: Sora Amamiya

Staff:
Director: Tarou Iwasaki
Series Composition: Shoutarou Suga
Character Design: Eri Yamasaki
Art: Satoshi Itou
Art Setting: Head Works
Color Design: Ritsuko Utagawa
Filming: Tomoyuki Shiokawa
Editing: Daisuke Imai
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Music: Irone Toda
Studio: Brains Base
Production: "Isshuukan Friends." Production Committee

Source: Official Site
Previous Related News: Manga 'Isshuukan Friends.' to Get Anime Adaptation


[u]Tokyo ESP[/u]
It has been announced that the series will begin to air Summer 2014.

Source: Yaraon!, Scan, Zoom-in of scan
Previous Related News: Manga 'Tokyo ESP' to be Animated


[u]Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.[/u]
TBS has announced the main cast and staff on the series' official site.

Cast:
Yukari Kohinata: Sachika Misawa
Nanako Usami: Miku Itou

Staff:
Director: Munenori Nawa
Series Composition: Yuniko Ayana
Character Design: Yumi Shimizu

Source: Yaraon!
Previous Related News: Manga 'Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.' to Get Anime Adaptation


Date A Live II
The official site for the Date A Live anime series has announced that Minori Chihara will voice the role of Miku Izayoi in the upcoming season.

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


[u]Manga News[/u]

Inu x Boku SS
It was previously announced that the manga series would be ending sometime in 2014. It has now been revealed that the series will be ending in the March issue of Gangan Joker mangazine which will be released February 22, 2014.

Source: Scan via ANN, Larger scan


[u]Industry News[/u]

[u]Anime International Company[/u]
Holdings company Aplix recently announced that they have transferred over all their stock in the anime studio AIC. The 8000 shares were sold at only 1 yen each totaling 8000 yen ($77 USD).

Recent series done by AIC include Sora no Otoshimono, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, OreImo, Date A Live, among others.

Source: Anime News Network


[u]Doraemon[/u]
For the 80th anniversary of the series, an exhibition will be held in Hawaii, U.S. between February 15th and April 20th this year. This is the first time the series has been brought overseas for an event.

Source: Comic Natalie

20 of 23 Comments Recent Comments

Well that was an interesting . . . car commercial

Jan 28, 2014 1:34 PM by viisan

I like that your compiling this smaller news into one thread. Gets rid of a lot of clutter and I don't have to keep clicking on threads.

Anyway Issuukan Friends is adorable, not exactly the best thing ever, but I've enjoyed reading it. I wonder if this means an adaptation of koe no katachi is possible someday. It deals with a similar premise, but much better fleshed out IMO.

Only other thing I care about is Tokyo ESP since its by the creator of Gai-Rei Zero. I read the manga for abit, wasn't very impressed. Hopefully the anime turns out okay though.

Jan 27, 2014 11:18 AM by LoneWolf

Xinception said:
Naruleach said:
Wind_Sr said:
  • Shingeki no Kyojin (Live-Action Movie): Preview of titans
  • Wow, this actually looks really cool. Hopefully it eventually gets subbed, and then I'll be able to watch it.


    Dat Colossal Titan.


    Damn, that looks really awesome!!!!!!

    This News Briefs thing is really helpful, thanks ^^

    Jan 27, 2014 9:29 AM by Tengai

    more pv watching people

    Jan 27, 2014 5:20 AM by Mr_Gutts

    Which percentage of the total shares do the 8000 shares (previously) owned by Aplix equal to?
    That piece of news might be not worth a damn depending on the answer.

    Jan 26, 2014 11:27 PM by Baphomet

    Wind_Sr said:
    Chibi-Alice said:
    Will there actually be a live action of SnK? Because that video is just a car commercial..
    Unless there's something i'm missing here?


    Yeah you can find a post about it here. Like I added to the end of the link it was preview to show what the titans in the live-action movie will look like.


    not really. in the article I read back at ANN, the movie staff stated that this commercial doesn't mean that the titans will look like that in the movie; it's still pretty early and this was just used as a very welcomed experience :x

    Jan 26, 2014 9:36 PM by Kikinho

    Stark700 said:
    I hope we get to see a full preview of Mekaku Actors soon.

    I'm sure we'll get one after the last CM. By announcing each seiyuu one by one they are building continuos hype. Showing PV now would kinda ruin the surprise.

    If they are going in order of the songs then Kido's(Blindfold code) seiyuu announcement should be next. I predict it will either be Miyuki Sawashiro or someone with a similar voice.

    Jan 26, 2014 8:13 PM by VioLink

    I hope we get to see a full preview of Mekaku Actors soon.

    Jan 26, 2014 7:08 PM by Stark700

    ihateeveryone said:
    Kinda wish they put more in the Hachapre preview than just their transformation, but oh well.
    Still enough for /pc/ to call it the worst Precure season yet

    Speaking of HapCha, I just came to the realisation that Tomatsu Haruka's character won't gain her Precure powers until half way through the show. Although considering half of Doki was enough for me to be turned right off of Ace I suppose she'll have a good amount of presence.

    Jan 26, 2014 7:00 PM by SeibaaHomu

    You know an anime is successful when it stars in a car commercial.

    Jan 26, 2014 6:37 PM by VioLink

    I got anticipated when Asumi Kana was announced as Ene's seiyuu in Mekaku City Actors since I am a big fan of Asumi Kana. *rubs hand excitedly* This is getting interesting.

    I dunno if this is related or not (but I hope this is a yes), but I got the news that Asumi Kana stars as Female Protagonist in the upcoming Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade stage play.

    Jan 26, 2014 6:20 PM by Kazumi-

    Chibi-Alice said:
    Will there actually be a live action of SnK? Because that video is just a car commercial..
    Unless there's something i'm missing here?


    Yeah you can find a post about it here. Like I added to the end of the link it was preview to show what the titans in the live-action movie will look like.

    Jan 26, 2014 4:31 PM by Wind_Sr

    Will there actually be a live action of SnK? Because that video is just a car commercial..
    Unless there's something i'm missing here?

    Jan 26, 2014 4:05 PM by Chibi-Alice

    Kinda wish they put more in the Hachapre preview than just their transformation, but oh well.

    Jan 26, 2014 4:00 PM by ihateeveryone

    Naruleach said:
    Wind_Sr said:
  • Shingeki no Kyojin (Live-Action Movie): Preview of titans
  • Wow, this actually looks really cool. Hopefully it eventually gets subbed, and then I'll be able to watch it.


    Dat Colossal Titan.

    Jan 26, 2014 4:00 PM by Xinception

    Wind_Sr said:
  • Shingeki no Kyojin (Live-Action Movie): Preview of titans
  • Wow, this actually looks really cool. Hopefully it eventually gets subbed, and then I'll be able to watch it.

    Jan 26, 2014 3:46 PM by Naruleach

    For Date a Live II, there was also an announcement much earlier than that for the seiyuus of two other characters. I think they should be mentioned as well.

    Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott: Okiayu Ryotaro
    Ellen Mira Mathers: Itou Shizuka

    Source


    Also, Seikoku no Dragonar will be airing on Spring. I dunno if this is a credible source though.

    Jan 26, 2014 3:12 PM by belatkuro

    that Isshuukan Friends friends series interests me, it looks really cute and also kind of sad since the girl has amnesia, reminds me a bit of chihiro's story in EF but looks more upbeat, i think ill be adding that to my ptw

    Jan 26, 2014 1:31 PM by JizzyHitler

    Antanaru said:
    I don't know much about that type of transactions in Japan but isn't 1 yen per share really cheap? Is AIC in some kind of trouble resulting in such poor price or is Aplix so desperate they need 70 bucks? ^^


    Perhaps their 'corporate' minds deem AIC not worth investing anymore.

    Personally, I don't know. AIC still has the Persona 3 movies to make more money.

    Jan 26, 2014 1:21 PM by Xinception

    I don't know much about that type of transactions in Japan but isn't 1 yen per share really cheap? Is AIC in some kind of trouble resulting in such poor price or is Aplix so desperate they need 70 bucks? ^^

    Jan 26, 2014 1:17 PM by Antanaru