Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Feb 3 - 9

by Wind_Sr
Feb 9, 2014 7:16 PM | 30 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

Kiseijuu
It has been announced that the series will air Fall 2014.

Source: Crunchyroll
Previous Related News: Manga 'Kiseijuu' (Parasyte) to Receive Two Live-Action Films and a TV Anime Series
News submitted by link9us


Fairy Tail (2014)
More character designs from new character designer for the series, Shinji Takeuchi, have been revealed. The new designs for Gray Fullbuster and Erza Scarlet can be found here.

Source: Crunchyroll
Previous Related News: News Briefs for January 27 - February 2


Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
Some staff for the series have been announced.

Staff
Director: Hajime Kamegaki
Character Design: Ichirou Uno
Studio: Studio Pierrot

Source: Official site
Previous Related News: TV Anime Adaptation of 'Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii' To Air Spring 2014


Hitsugi no Chaika
The main cast for the series has been announced along with a new key visual (via Yaraon)

Cast
Chaika Trabant: Chika Anzai
Tooru Acura: Junji Majima
Akari Acura: Yuuko Hara
Frederica: Chiwa Saito

Source: Official site
Previous Related News: Light Novel 'Hitsugi no Chaika' to be Animated


Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
Additional cast for the series have been announced.

Cast
Tensai Ikkyuu: Kana Asumi
Daruku Hoshino: Kana Hanazawa
Isshin Yuiga: Kazuyuki Okitsu

Source: Official site
Previous Related News: Light Novel 'Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin' Gets Anime Adaptation for Spring 2014


Black Bullet
Additional cast for the series has been announced.

Cast
Shogen Ikuma: Hiromichi Tezuka
Kayo Senju: Megumi Han
Kikunojou Tendou: Tamio Ohki

Source: Yaraon
Previous Related News: Light Novel 'Black Bullet' to get TV Anime Adaptation


[b]Uchuu Kyoudai (Movie)[/b]
Information on the upcoming movie has been released. The movie will premiere August 9, 2014. It will be a prequel to the TV anime series and will be titled Uchuu Kyoudai #0 (Number Zero). The mangaka also added that the movie will revolve around the "origin of the dream."

Source: Comic Natalie
Previous Related News: Animated Movie for 'Uchuu Kyoudai' Announced for Summer 2014


Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Additional cast for the series have been announced.

Cast
Mari Watanabe: Marina Inoue
Hanzo Hattori Gyobushoujou: Ryohei Kimura
Katsuto Juumonji: Junichi Suwabe

Source: Yaraon
Previous Related News: Light Novel 'Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei' to be Animated


Manga News

Amagi Brilliant Park
It has been announced that the series will receive a manga adaptation based on the light novel series. The series will begin in the March issue Dragon magazine which will be released on February 8, 2014. The new manga comes after a new TV anime adaptation for the series which was announced earlier this year.

Source: Anime News Network
News submitted by itazuranamelody


Industry News

Katsuhiro Otomo and Hayao Miyazaki Win Awards

Katsuhiro Otomo, the famous anime and manga creator, was awarded the Winsor McCay Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held on Saturday.

Director Hayao Miyazaki was awarded with the Annie Award for Writing in an Animated Feature Production. He received the award for his work on Kaze Tachinu.

A complete list of awards, nominees, and winners can be found here.

Source: Anime! Anime!, Anime News Network

20 of 30 Comments Recent Comments

Gray looks delicious. <3

Feb 11, 2014 11:48 PM by soulless4now

Great writing! I have a lot of admiration for your writing. Thanks for all your valuable input on this topic.

Feb 11, 2014 10:20 PM by botttransluce

Gray and Erza looks nice in new verison

Feb 11, 2014 4:06 AM by sim0n2170

Oh good. There's now a chance that Mayumi can be voiced by a different person. I would even prefer it if Nakahara Mai would be Mayumi as I really don't think KanaHana fits her. As much as I know how large her voice range is, I don't think she can do and had done an onee-san type character which is what Mayumi's voice should be.
I'm satisfied nevertheless for Mari, Juumonji and Hanzo's.

Feb 11, 2014 1:37 AM by belatkuro

UPDATE:

Regarding the additional cast for Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei I removed 3 of the roles on the list. The 3 being:

Mayumi Saegusa: Kana Hanazawa
Suzune Ichihara: Mai Nakahara
Azusa Nakajou: Saki Okasawara

This is not to say that they are 100% not going to be voicing those roles, but I'm not as confident in the source as I was. The 3 cast that I kept in my original post are announced on the official site for the series which you can find here where the others are not as of right now. In the future that could change and if it does I will update this thread again.

Feb 10, 2014 11:24 PM by Wind_Sr



Added in, thanks.

Romedbaumann said:


Don't see it, sure you didn't mix it up with the Mekaku City Actors one?


Didn't mix them up. Someone pm'd me about this CM and I know I typed it in, but I was in class and I guess I didn't remember to hit the edit button. It is 100% there now haha

Feb 10, 2014 12:11 PM by Wind_Sr

Kana Hanazawa as Mayumi Saegusa HNNNNNNNGGGGG

Feb 10, 2014 11:32 AM by Nilsah

Wind_Sr said:
Romedbaumann said:
@ Wind_Sr

You could also add the new Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei CM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1glvtP_G07U)


Already added it in, thanks though.


Don't see it, sure you didn't mix it up with the Mekaku City Actors one?

Feb 10, 2014 11:17 AM by Romedbaumann

there's some good anime in this list

Feb 10, 2014 11:07 AM by Mr_Gutts

Wind_Sr said:
Romedbaumann said:
@ Wind_Sr

You could also add the new Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei CM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1glvtP_G07U)


Already added it in, thanks though.

SnazzGary said:
I don't know if this counts, but there is a new Yokozawa no Baai Trailer out. Not sure if that goes in the PV/TV ads...


Do you have a link to it?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO6HMci0gVY

Feb 10, 2014 10:05 AM by SnazzGary

Romedbaumann said:
@ Wind_Sr

You could also add the new Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei CM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1glvtP_G07U)


Already added it in, thanks though.

SnazzGary said:
I don't know if this counts, but there is a new Yokozawa no Baai Trailer out. Not sure if that goes in the PV/TV ads...


Do you have a link to it?

Feb 10, 2014 8:42 AM by Wind_Sr

I don't know if this counts, but there is a new Yokozawa no Baai Trailer out. Not sure if that goes in the PV/TV ads...

Feb 10, 2014 8:05 AM by SnazzGary

@ Wind_Sr

You could also add the new Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei CM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1glvtP_G07U)

Feb 10, 2014 7:55 AM by Romedbaumann

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin
Additional cast for the series have been announced.

Cast
Tensai Ikkyuu: Kana Asumi
Daruku Hoshino: Kana Hanazawa

Sweet :3

Ray_Light said:
Wah Megumi Han... Gon!!! xD
HanaKana, HanaKana everywhere
Such a shame she isn't voicing a main chara

Is it just me or Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei's seiyuu(s) are too overkill? xD


Not just you xD That's so awesome!!!!

I will watch all of these Anime :3

SurferDude said:
GARY Fullbuster ? Really ?


Dude, that name sounds funny ahahaha.

Feb 10, 2014 7:35 AM by Tengai

pika09 said:
Ah, you forgot the new Mekakucity Actors PV featuring Kido (voiced by Yuhko Kaida): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He8aIcm4ZI8


Thanks for letting me know. Added it in.

SurferDude said:
GARY Fullbuster ? Really ?


Whoops I type too fast for my own good :( Flipped the two letters around to fix it. Thanks for the heads up.

Feb 10, 2014 7:22 AM by Wind_Sr

Wah Megumi Han... Gon!!! xD
HanaKana, HanaKana everywhere
Such a shame she isn't voicing a main chara

Is it just me or Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei's seiyuu(s) are too overkill? xD

Feb 10, 2014 6:48 AM by Ray_Light

Gotta wait for that Uchuu Kyoudai movie, I'm pretty sure it'll be awesome

Feb 10, 2014 5:56 AM by giusex27

GARY Fullbuster ? Really ?

Feb 10, 2014 5:47 AM by SurferDude

belatkuro said:
Hattori's full name is Hattori Gyobushoujou Hanzo(yes that Hattori Hanzo). The kanji in the Yaraon source has 範蔵 which is Hanzo.

But man, kind of a miscast for KanaHana as Mayumi. As much as I love her, she just doesn't fit Mayumi. I was thinking more of Oohara Sayaka or Yuzuki Ryouka for Mayumi. Ah well, it's already there and she may surprise me when it comes.
The rest of the cast is great though, except for Azusa's who hasn't had a lot of roles.


HanaKana has done quite a variety of roles, so yeah, she might surprise you. Obviously she does the cute girly girls really well, but she has done some interesting roles (e.g. Fuwa Aika, Rana Linchen, Tsunemori Akane). So yeah, I think she has range.

Messingo said:

I agree man, with Marina voicing Mari, I can't wait to hear her~


She's done the dominant female voice so well...something about it I find so attractive...

Feb 9, 2014 11:45 PM by Hahalollawl

Hattori's full name is Hattori Gyobushoujou Hanzo(yes that Hattori Hanzo). The kanji in the Yaraon source has 範蔵 which is Hanzo.

But man, kind of a miscast for KanaHana as Mayumi. As much as I love her, she just doesn't fit Mayumi. I was thinking more of Oohara Sayaka or Yuzuki Ryouka for Mayumi. Ah well, it's already there and she may surprise me when it comes.
The rest of the cast is great though, except for Azusa's who hasn't had a lot of roles.

Feb 9, 2014 11:14 PM by belatkuro