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News Briefs for Jan 27 - Feb 2

by Wind_Sr
Feb 2, 2014 12:44 PM | 40 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

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
The official site has announced the cast and staff for the series. A new key visual for the series is also available.

Cast:
Kazunari Usa: Yuuichi Iguchi
Ritsu Kawai: Kana Hanazawa
Mayumi Nishikino: Rina Satou
Shirasaki: Gou Shinomiya
Sayaka Watanabe: Hisako Kamemoto
Sumiko: Sanae Kobayashi

Staff:
Director: Miya Shigeyuki
Series Composition/Script: Konuta Kenji
Character Design: Shinichi Kurita, Maki Kawano
Guest Character Design: Junko Yamanaka
Music: Akito Matsuda
Sound Director: Kengo Kawazoe
Music Produce: Lantis
Production: DAX Production
Studio: Brains Base
Theme Song Singer: fhána

Source: Yaraon!, Key visual
Previous Related News: Manga 'Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation


[b]Love Stage!![/b]
The official site for the series has announced some of the staff for the series.

Staff:
Director: Kenichi Kasai
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
Character Design: Youko Itou
Studio: J.C.Staff

Source: Official site
Previous Related News: Manga 'Love Stage!!' to be Animated


Fairy Tail (2014)
When it was announced that the Fairy Tail anime would reset April 2014, it was also revealed that Shinji Takeuchi would be taking over the role of character designs. Recently the new character designs for Natsu and Lucy were shown.

Character Designs:
Natsu
Lucy

Source: Crunchyroll
Related News Post: 'Fairy Tail' Anime to Restart April 2014


Escha & Logy no Atelie
The staff for the series has been revealed.

Staff:
Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki
Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Screenplay: Tatsuhiko Urahata, Tatsuya Takahashi, Yoriko Tomita
Character Design, Animation Director: Keiya Nakano
Monster Design: Etsunobu Iwanaga
Art Director: Chikako Shibata
Color scheme: Matsuoka Tamae
Director of Photography: Yasuhiro Akamatsu
Editing: Masahiro Goto
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Animation Production: Studio Gokumi

Source: Crunchyroll
Previous Related News: Game 'Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky' to Have TV Anime Adaptation Due 2014


[b]Kenzen Robo Daimidaler[/b]
Additional cast and staff have been revealed for the series along with a new PV.

Cast:
Shouma Ameku: Natsuki Hanae
Kiriko Kikuna: Shizuka Ishigami
Rikantsu Seaberry: Aya Suzaki
Kazuo Matayoshi: Takehito Koyasu
Penguin Emperor: Hideyuki Hori
Michael: Taishi Murata
Denis: Shintaro Asanuma
Jake: Kentarou Itou
Jim: Makoto Yasumura
Nelzon: Jun Fukushima
Narration: Rikiya Koyama

Staff:
Mechanic Design: Takahiro Yamada
Prop Design: Yutaka Miya
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Color Design: Yuuko Tsumori
Film Director: Emi Inoue
Editing: Bun Hida
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Music: Ryosuke Nakanishi
Music Produce: Lantis
Produce: Jenko
Production: Penguin Empire

Source: Animate.tv, Comic Natalie, Official site (for PV click past advertisement and scroll to middle of the page)
Previous Related News: Manga 'Kenzen Robo Daimidaler' Gets Anime Adaptation Due Spring 2014


Other Anime News

Most Popular 'Gundam' Anime Survey Results

According to a survey conducted by NTT DoCoMo, the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime has been rated as the most popular series in the Gundam franchise. The 'Voice of the People' survey for the month of December was conducted between November 28, 2013 and December 12, 2013 with 5347 votes being cast. The results have been listed below.

1. Mobile Suit Gundam
2. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
3. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
4. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
5. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
6. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
7. Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
8. Mobile Fighter G Gundam
9. Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
10. Gundam Build Fighters
11. After War Gundam X
12. Turn A Gundam
13. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
14. Other Gundam Titles

Source: Goo, Survey Results on Goo, Anime News Network


[u]Manga News[/u]

Sora no Otoshimono

It has been announced that the April issue of Shounen Ace magazine, to be released February 26, 2014, will include a bonus chapter for the series. The last chapter recently was published in the February issue of the magazine.

Source: Comic Natalie


[b]New Titles for Shounen Jump (Weekly) Announced[/b]

Four new manga titles will be launched over the next four issues of the Shounen Jump (Weekly) magazine, according to an announcement in its 10th issue.

Illegal Rare by Hiroshi Shiibashi will debut in the 11th issue (to be published on February 10, 2014).

iShoujo by Toshinori Takayama will debut in the 12th issue (to be published on February 17, 2014).

Stealth Symphony by Ryohgo Narita (story) and Youichi Amano (art), will debut in the 13th issue (to be published on February 24, 2014).

Tokyo Wonder Boys by Kento Shimoyama (story) and Tsunehiro Date (art) will debut in the 14th issue (to be published on March 3, 2014).

Source: Scan via ANN

Illegal Rare & Stealth Symphony on MAL

20 of 40 Comments Recent Comments

Well I'm kinda late but I'll comment anyways.

parfaited said:
Also Gundam fans let me love you and should I watch Turn A Gundam after working my way through most things?
I never quite figured out the ~placement~ of this series.

With being about half way through Turn A, there's really nothing special about it. Basically it's just average. I can't make a full opinion on it.

Also you should give SEED a chance, it's not as bad as you think. If you would like to know more about other Gundam shows just message me.

Uriel_The_Fourth said:
I know everyone has their own taste and such but holy shit Gundam Seed & Destiny ranked so high?! I can maybe understand Seed but Destiny was a fucking train wreck. From the ones I've seen nothing beats 08th team, Victory Gundam, Turn A and 00 (as far as HD Gundam are concerned). Oh well to each his own I guess.

Apparently when it comes to the Gundam shows, it seems people can't tell a good show from a bad show. It's hard to take so called "Gundam Fans" serious, when their views are terrible (It's like they didn't even watch the show). Thank you for using your brain. I agree with most of what you posted.

Feb 5, 2014 6:31 PM by MAL-Tony

Sora no Otoshimono

It has been announced that the April issue of Shounen Ace magazine, to be released February 26, 2014, will include a bonus chapter for the series. The last chapter recently was published in the February issue of the magazine.


looking forward for the bonus chapter :D

Feb 5, 2014 12:39 AM by OnePieceQ8

Gundam Wing is only#5?

Okay.

*cries*

Feb 4, 2014 11:29 PM by soulless4now

FUCK YOUR SURVEY TURN A IS #1 BITCH.

Feb 3, 2014 11:36 PM by YOROldNewYAgin

thepath said:
Love Stage is must watch because of Izumi Sena. She looks so cute.


You know that Izumi is a guy, right...?

Feb 3, 2014 8:14 PM by Laciie

Half_Bl00d said:
um... I see absolutely no difference in Natsu's and Lucy's designs... XD


Me neither

Feb 3, 2014 7:26 PM by Valaskjalf

Half_Bl00d said:
um... I see absolutely no difference in Natsu's and Lucy's designs... XD

^this!

Feb 3, 2014 6:49 PM by Hannah_Ana

I know everyone has their own taste and such but holy shit Gundam Seed & Destiny ranked so high?! I can maybe understand Seed but Destiny was a fucking train wreck. From the ones I've seen nothing beats 08th team, Victory Gundam, Turn A and 00 (as far as HD Gundam are concerned). Oh well to each his own I guess.

Feb 3, 2014 2:40 PM by FullmetalCarrot

Anything from Narita is a must-try for me, so I'll be checking out Stealth Symphony.

Feb 3, 2014 7:33 AM by MagnumMiracles

I wonder in what position gundam unicorn would have been had it been finished?

Feb 3, 2014 6:38 AM by Mr_Gutts

Love Stage is must watch because of Izumi Sena. She looks so cute.

Escha & Logy no Atelie- Fantasy with hot chicks. Thats also a must watch

Kenzen Robo Daimidaler - Echii and mecha ! Thats another must watch

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou- School and slice of life ?! No thanks

Feb 3, 2014 6:36 AM by thepath

Based Narita Ryohgo. Can't wait.

Feb 3, 2014 3:01 AM by Unchou

I'll keep an eye on those four new manga titles :3
Kana Hanazawa <3 I love this girl!!!

Feb 3, 2014 2:46 AM by Tengai

Lets see if the upcoming ones are good.

Feb 3, 2014 1:16 AM by CreamZi

Wind_Sr said:

According to a survey conducted by NTT DoCoMo, the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime has been rated as the most popular series in the Gundam franchise. The 'Voice of the People' survey for the month of December was conducted between November 28, 2013 and December 12, 2013 with 5347 votes being cast. The results have been listed below.

1. Mobile Suit Gundam
2. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
3. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
4. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
5. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
6. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
7. Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
8. Mobile Fighter G Gundam
9. Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
10. Gundam Build Fighters
11. After War Gundam X
12. Turn A Gundam
13. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
14. Other Gundam Titles


*sigh* Seed and Seed Destiny, but no Unicorn.

/edit
Never mind just TV shows...still SEED above Zeta...

Feb 2, 2014 8:41 PM by Maor

Hanazawa Kana voiced the girl that showed up in the second CM of Mekaku City Actors? No wonder I recognize that shy voice tone. That voice tone kinda reminds me to the voice of Fukasaku Aoi from Coppelion.

Feb 2, 2014 8:38 PM by Kazumi-

Nope_ said:
SEED wasn't so bad, it was pretty good, although there are a few plot holes, lots of stock footage, and long boring fights, but it still managed to be entertaining and just a bit better than ZZ that's forsure.
SEED really lacks slapping, and watch out for this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWjfbUfcJUM

Lack of slaps, oh that's already not sounding brilliant. As long as ZZ has at least one really good slap then we are golden.

That cry. Someone there asked "What's the matter" and those are my thoughts exactly ahaha.
YT comment said that he needs a bright slap LOL. Brighto- sannnnnnnn we need you.

Feb 2, 2014 3:09 PM by stand

Wind_Sr said:

Most Popular 'Gundam' Anime Survey Results

According to a survey conducted by NTT DoCoMo, the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime has been rated as the most popular series in the Gundam franchise. The 'Voice of the People' survey for the month of December was conducted between November 28, 2013 and December 12, 2013 with 5347 votes being cast. The results have been listed below.

1. Mobile Suit Gundam
2. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
3. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
4. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
5. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
6. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
7. Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
8. Mobile Fighter G Gundam
9. Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
10. Gundam Build Fighters
11. After War Gundam X
12. Turn A Gundam
13. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
14. Other Gundam Titles

Source: Goo, Survey Results on Goo, Anime News Network

I'm not surprised at the results of the survey but I am disappointed. Turn A and After War are so under appreciated. I'll never understand the fascination people seem to have with Seed Destiny, the most overrated of all the Gundam series. I can understand Seed to some extent, although it's far from my favorite.

Feb 2, 2014 2:57 PM by Layfonkun

jmal said:
VioLink said:
I'm sad that Gundam Unicorn and 08th ms team didn't make it on the list.

Was it even on the original survey? With it being the best selling Gundam of all time, I'm sure it would have gotten more than 19 votes (Age's total) if it were eligible. It looks like this is TV series only. 1st Gundam got more than half of all the votes though so it was definitely a blowout.

Okay yeah that makes more sense.

Feb 2, 2014 2:47 PM by VioLink

Wind_Sr said:
Numi said:
News Briefs for January 27 - March 2


Shouldn't that be 'News Briefs for January 27 - February 2'?


LOL woops. Surprised no one else said anything. Thanks for pointing it out.


NP. Also thanks for the news on the upcoming SJ titles. Some of them look full of potential, given who wrote them.

Feb 2, 2014 2:42 PM by Numi