Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Feb 10 - 16

by Wind_Sr
Feb 16, 2014 11:20 PM | 22 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

Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky
Additional cast for the series have been announced.

Shirou Hozumi, Kazuki Hihara: Morita Masakazu
Wataru Kanou: Hiroshi Okamoto
Kouhei Iori: Keiichirou Yamamoto
Mutsumi Seizawa: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Takafumi Hido: Hiroaki Miura
Shiori Myouga: Risa Shimizu
Ryouko Mikage: Sayaka Oohara
Alexi Zhukov: Kenyuu Horiuchi

Source:, Anime! Anime!
Previous Related News: Otome Visual Novel 'Kiniro no Corda 3' to be Animated (Confirmed as TV Series Due Apr 2014)

Ao Haru Ride
It has been revealed that animation studio Production I.G will be animating the series. Some additional cast were also revealed.

Aya Kominato: KENN
Yuuri Makita: Ai Kayano
Shuuko Murao: Mikako Komatsu

Source: 0takomu
Previous Related News: Manga 'Ao Haru Ride' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation

Other Anime News

Shingeki no Kyojin
FUNimation has announced on their official site some of the staff that will be working on the English dub of the project.

ADR Director: Mike McFarland
Head Writer: John Burgmeier
Script: J. Michael Tatum, Tyson Rinehart
ADR Engineer: Kenneth Thompson

FUNimation has also stated that they will be revealing the dub cast for the series in the days leading up to Anime Boston.

Source: FUNimation
News submitted by SnazzGary

Manga News

A scan from the upcoming issue of Morning magazine reveals that the series will be on hiatus for the next four months.

Source: Scan via ANN
News submitted by AqworldThunder

Industry News

Fans Choice Coolest "Old Guy" Voice Actors
Fans were asked to pick who they thought were the coolest "old guy" voice actors. The top 10 chosen are as follows:
  1. Akio Ootsuka
  2. Shuuichi Ikeda
  3. Kouichi Yamadera
  4. Akira Kamiya
  5. Kazuhiko Inoue
  6. Kiyoshi Kobayashi
  7. Keiji Fujiwara
  8. Norio Wakamoto
  9. Tessyo Genda
  10. Hiroaki Hirata
Source: Goo Ranking, ANN

Voice Actor Campbell Lane Passes Away
Voice actor Campbell Lane, best known for voicing the narrator in Gundam Wing passed away on January 30, 2014. He was 78 years old. He is survived by his wife Diane, their children, and grandchildren.

Source: ANN, The Province

20 of 22 Comments Recent Comments

RIP to Campbell Lane. GW will always be the ish.

I'm excited for AoT dubbed. I just saw it last month, but that's a series I wouldn't mind rewatching.

Feb 20, 2014 11:21 PM by soulless4now

smart move funimation this will bust up their sales

Feb 18, 2014 9:17 AM by Mr_Gutts

Vongole said:
I saw the full list of the Cool Old Guy VAs, and I was like wth? Why is Ono D in the list? He's definitely not considered an 'Old Guy'...

It should be rephrased into "voice actors with the cool voice when voicing old guys characters."

OnoD does have a voice of ikemen old guy even if he's not that old.

Feb 17, 2014 6:44 AM by tsubasalover

Sweet news and PVs!!!!!

But rest in peace, Campbell Lane.

Feb 17, 2014 5:30 AM by Tengai

Ao Haru Ride getting an anime?!
Gotta read it quick now!

The PV for Konaha@ Please have either Hibiya or Seto next <3

Feb 17, 2014 4:45 AM by Zelot

NeoAnkara said:

Can't wait, man! :D

Feb 17, 2014 4:31 AM by Kazumi-

Feb 17, 2014 4:18 AM by NeoAnkara

woooow Ootsuka's no.1 Kyoraku's seiyuu

Feb 17, 2014 4:12 AM by lolw-a

I saw the full list of the Cool Old Guy VAs, and I was like wth? Why is Ono D in the list? He's definitely not considered an 'Old Guy'...

Feb 17, 2014 3:57 AM by Vongole

Wind_Sr said:
Mekakucity Actors
I'm so excited for this!
Too hyped

Feb 17, 2014 1:08 AM by animeoshiri

Am I the only one thinking that Vagabond going on hiatus will lead to an announcement of an anime adaption when it returns.

Feb 17, 2014 12:59 AM by VanishingKira

I'm wondering how the english voice acting of Shingeki no Kyojin will turn out. I hope it does well and we'll see voices that fit with the character.

Feb 17, 2014 12:47 AM by Kuro-chin

Akio Ootsuka
Shuuichi Ikeda
Kouichi Yamadera
Akira Kamiya
Kazuhiko Inoue
Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Keiji Fujiwara
Norio Wakamoto
Tessyo Genda
Hiroaki Hirata

All of a sudden I love Japan

Feb 17, 2014 12:31 AM by RX-782

Wind_Sr said:

Formatted for me and everything! Thanks, added in.

No prob, thanks for the news briefs. Like others have said putting the PVs in one place was a really good idea.

Feb 17, 2014 12:00 AM by VioLink

Formatted for me and everything! Thanks, added in.

Feb 16, 2014 11:58 PM by Wind_Sr

Persona 3 the movie: #2 Midsummer knight's Dream: PV
AIGIS <3333 + New lotus Juice!

The first movie BDs will be released May 14th and will have seven minutes of cut footage. I can't wait!

Feb 16, 2014 11:50 PM by VioLink

Thanks for the news, now to check out those PVs.

Feb 16, 2014 11:47 PM by SandyBoi

Can't wait for Kiniro no Corda 3 and Ao Haru Ride!

Frost_Kiss said:
This year is for Fujoshies

AND shoujo fans.

Feb 16, 2014 11:41 PM by phoenixalia

This year is for Fujoshies

Feb 16, 2014 11:41 PM by Frost_Kiss

Kiyoshi Kobayashi only number 6? Blasphemy!

Love these updates though. Really.

Feb 16, 2014 11:40 PM by Doaj