Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Feb 17 - 23

by Wind_Sr
Feb 24, 2014 2:47 PM | 28 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

[b]Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V[/b]
The main cast for the series have been announced.

Cast:
Yuuyua Sakaki: Kensho Ono
Yuzu Hiiragi: Yuuna Inamura
Reiji Akaba: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Source: Yaraon!
Previous Related News: 'Yu-Gi-Oh!' to Receive New TV Anime to Air Spring 2014


[b]Date A Live II[/b]
Several new key visuals were revealed along and additional cast were announced for the series.

Cast:
Shiori Itsuka: Saeko Zougou
Mikie Okamine: Satou Kanami
Mildred F Fujimura: Saki Ogasawara
James A Paddington: Toshiharu Nakanishi
Jessica Bailey: Yuki Kaida
Elliot Woodman: Jouji Nakata

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


[b]Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii[/b]
A new key visual along with additional cast for the series have been announced.

Cast:
Nike Lemerchier: Rena Maeda
Livius I: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Neal: Tomokazu Sugita
Mira: Mariya Ise
Nia: Ai Kayano
Kara: Yuka Terasaki
Rani: Daisuke Namikawa

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


[b]Isshuukan Friends.[/b]
A new key visual can be found on the official site for the series. Additional cast were also revealed.

Cast:
Shogo Kiryuu: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Saki Yamagishi: Rumi Ookubo

Source: Animate TV
Previous Related News: Manga 'Isshuukan Friends.' to Get Anime Adaptation


[b]Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka[/b]
A new key visual, character designs, along with additional cast for the series have been revealed.

Cast:
Maya: Sora Tokui
Meg: Rie Murakawa
Bluemountain Aoyama: Saori Hayami

Source: Official site
Previous Related News: Manga 'Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?' to Receive Anime Adaptation


[b]Barakamon[/b]
It has been announced that seiyuu Daisuke Ono will be voicing the lead character in the anime adaptation of the Barakamon manga.

Studio: Kinema Citrus

Cast:
Seishuu Handa: Daisuke Ono

Official Website: http://www.barakamon.jp/

Source: Natalie
Previous Related News: Manga 'Barakamon' to be Animated


[b]Tokyo Ghoul[/b]
Some of the staff for the series have been announced.

Staff:
Director: Shuhei Morita (nominated for this year's Oscar Short Animation Award for Kyuujyuukyuu)
Character Design: Kazuhiro Miwa
Series Composition: Chouji Mikasano
Studio: Studio Pierrot

Source: Yaraon!


Other Anime News

Eagle Talon Extreme Anime Announced

The official website for the Flash anime franchise, Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume has announced a 5th addition: Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume EX. The new series will premiere in April.

The franchise centers on the antics of the titular group, the Secret Society Eagle Talon Extreme, and their bumbling attempts to take over the world.

Source: Scan via ANN


Manga News

Kodansha Comics North America Announces Manga Licences
Kodansha Comics recently announced that it has acquired the publishing licenses for the mangas Noragami and GDGD-DOGS.

Source: Kodansha Comics Official Tumblr Noragami Manga Announcement, Kodansha USA Official Twitter GDGD-DOGS (Manga Dogs) Announcement


Industry News

Seiyuu Takuma Terashima Deletes Twitter Account Over Harassment
The agency representing seiyuu Takuma Terashima announced via its blog that his Twitter account is now closed. It cited inappropriate and potentially dangerous messages addressed to the seiyuu as the reason for the closure. The blog post also addresses an apology to the fans.

Source: Oricon

20 of 28 Comments Recent Comments

^^^The timing does seem curious. Indeed, if it was related to the Kokoro Connect incident, you would think they would have closed the thing down a while ago...Has anything else happened recently that could have precipitated this closure?

Feb 26, 2014 8:22 PM by Hahalollawl

Hoppy said:
Hahalollawl said:
Hoppy said:
Laciie said:
Io_Otonashi said:
NyuuuuSaaaan said:
Wind_Sr said:
Seiyuu Takuma Terashima Deletes Twitter Account Over Harassment

What kind of harassment? Don't tell me someone's still mad about the Kokoro Connect thing.


Fujoshis. Fujoshis everywhere!


... what does this have to do with fujoshis?


The fujoshis involved need to learn the art of forgiveness, he didn't kill anyone, do dope, or even badmouth anyone in the fanbase, things worth the hate he's getting.


How involved was he in that anyways? Was he like the main planner or something?

Anyways, as much as I like Kokoro Connect, what they did was pretty f'ed up IIRC.

I actually think what they did was probably worse than doing dope or badmouthing the fanbase...in that it reflects particularly poorly on the perpetrators' character. Doing something stupid is different from doing something mean/cruel. Maybe I have a different perspective than the fans in Japan though...

Which isn't to say that it's necessarily unforgivable (did he apologize?). And I'm not condoning the harassment either. If it really pisses of the fans why don't they just vote with their $$$ and not buy anything he is in? No need to harass the guy...


http://breadmasterlee.com/2012/08/30/terashima-takuma-in-ijime-connect/

He did apologize as well, I've always wondered why didn't his fans just boycott him entirely, tear some merchandise, and move on, it doesn't have to go to outright harassment.


Where does it say that people are still pissed about the Kokoro Connect incident? And that's why people are harassing him? This doesn't make any sense, considering that the Kokoro Connect incident took place in 2012. I'm fairly sure they would have closed his twitter account sooner if this was the reason especially since people would have taken a dislike to him after the event itself. In fact it would make more sense if his twitter was closed down due to harassment then rather than now because that was immediately after the event. The reason for his twitter account being shut down isn't disclosed (neither is the information pertaining to who's doing the harassing; all we know is that he's been getting dangerous and inappropriate messages) at all (as far as I've seen; if you have a source go ahead and link it) so I'd suggest you don't make baseless assumptions.

Feb 26, 2014 1:30 PM by Laciie

Awwwyeahhh!!!!
Date A Live II, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii (really nice key visual), Isshuukan Friends, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka (looks really cute), Barakamon, and Tokyo Ghoul :3
I added GDGD-DOGS on my plan to read list.
What Takuma Terashima and his accomplices did to that young and novice seiyuu was really not good. I feel sorry for the guy, but that's not a reason to harass Takuma Terashima =_= What they're doing is just the same!!!

Feb 26, 2014 10:56 AM by Tengai

Hahalollawl said:
Hoppy said:

http://breadmasterlee.com/2012/08/30/terashima-takuma-in-ijime-connect/

He did apologize as well, I've always wondered why didn't his fans just boycott him entirely, tear some merchandise, and move on, it doesn't have to go to outright harassment.


Yeah. If the dude's as much of an @sshole as that incident would suggest, just don't buy anything he is in...I'm not sure he deserves to be forgiven (did he really apologize, or just say it was some kind of "misunderstanding"?), but I'm also not sure he should be harassed either.


Problem is its not like this guy does any solo projects, boycotting him means punishing inocent people who worked hard for the anime and had nothing to do with it.
Harrassment would be a hypocritical thing to do since its kind of why this whole thing started in the first place.

Feb 25, 2014 6:42 PM by 3ocean

Yay Barakamon!!!!!!!!!
OnoD!!! xD



Poor Terashima Takuma-san :(
I like his Villain in glasses

I thought Kokoro Connect incident already finished long time ago
Why can't some people just... Let it flow
It was just some pure misunderstanding

Feb 25, 2014 7:17 AM by Ray_Light

I am SO looking forward to another season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and the final episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn!!

Feb 25, 2014 5:33 AM by Hannah_Ana

Hoppy said:

http://breadmasterlee.com/2012/08/30/terashima-takuma-in-ijime-connect/

He did apologize as well, I've always wondered why didn't his fans just boycott him entirely, tear some merchandise, and move on, it doesn't have to go to outright harassment.


Yeah. If the dude's as much of an @sshole as that incident would suggest, just don't buy anything he is in...I'm not sure he deserves to be forgiven (did he really apologize, or just say it was some kind of "misunderstanding"?), but I'm also not sure he should be harassed either.

Feb 24, 2014 9:50 PM by Hahalollawl

Oh god spring is coming...so many series to follow O___O

...and my guilty pleasure: CGDCT anime. I'm actually excited for Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka.

Feb 24, 2014 9:45 PM by xchee

Hahalollawl said:
Hoppy said:
Laciie said:
Io_Otonashi said:
NyuuuuSaaaan said:
Wind_Sr said:
Seiyuu Takuma Terashima Deletes Twitter Account Over Harassment

What kind of harassment? Don't tell me someone's still mad about the Kokoro Connect thing.


Fujoshis. Fujoshis everywhere!


... what does this have to do with fujoshis?


The fujoshis involved need to learn the art of forgiveness, he didn't kill anyone, do dope, or even badmouth anyone in the fanbase, things worth the hate he's getting.


How involved was he in that anyways? Was he like the main planner or something?

Anyways, as much as I like Kokoro Connect, what they did was pretty f'ed up IIRC.

I actually think what they did was probably worse than doing dope or badmouthing the fanbase...in that it reflects particularly poorly on the perpetrators' character. Doing something stupid is different from doing something mean/cruel. Maybe I have a different perspective than the fans in Japan though...

Which isn't to say that it's necessarily unforgivable (did he apologize?). And I'm not condoning the harassment either. If it really pisses of the fans why don't they just vote with their $$$ and not buy anything he is in? No need to harass the guy...


http://breadmasterlee.com/2012/08/30/terashima-takuma-in-ijime-connect/

He did apologize as well, I've always wondered why didn't his fans just boycott him entirely, tear some merchandise, and move on, it doesn't have to go to outright harassment.

Feb 24, 2014 9:23 PM by Hoppy

Hoppy said:
Laciie said:
Io_Otonashi said:
NyuuuuSaaaan said:
Wind_Sr said:
Seiyuu Takuma Terashima Deletes Twitter Account Over Harassment

What kind of harassment? Don't tell me someone's still mad about the Kokoro Connect thing.


Fujoshis. Fujoshis everywhere!


... what does this have to do with fujoshis?


The fujoshis involved need to learn the art of forgiveness, he didn't kill anyone, do dope, or even badmouth anyone in the fanbase, things worth the hate he's getting.


How involved was he in that anyways? Was he like the main planner or something?

Anyways, as much as I like Kokoro Connect, what they did was pretty f'ed up IIRC.

I actually think what they did was probably worse than doing dope or badmouthing the fanbase...in that it reflects particularly poorly on the perpetrators' character. Doing something stupid is different from doing something mean/cruel. Maybe I have a different perspective than the fans in Japan though...

Which isn't to say that it's necessarily unforgivable (did he apologize?). And I'm not condoning the harassment either. If it really pisses of the fans why don't they just vote with their $$$ and not buy anything he is in? No need to harass the guy...

Feb 24, 2014 9:10 PM by Hahalollawl

I just can't keep up with the Yugioh series. >_<

Feb 24, 2014 8:35 PM by soulless4now


Mineva looks nice in her royal uniform, all hail the princess of Zeon! And is that a new Zaku for Full frontal? Looks huge.

Feb 24, 2014 6:35 PM by VioLink

^Is it even about the Kokoro Connect incident? He has tons of fangirls last time I checked (since he voiced Otoya in Utapri)

Feb 24, 2014 6:24 PM by mistress_kisara

Laciie said:
Io_Otonashi said:
NyuuuuSaaaan said:
Wind_Sr said:
Seiyuu Takuma Terashima Deletes Twitter Account Over Harassment

What kind of harassment? Don't tell me someone's still mad about the Kokoro Connect thing.


Fujoshis. Fujoshis everywhere!


... what does this have to do with fujoshis?


The fujoshis involved need to learn the art of forgiveness, he didn't kill anyone, do dope, or even badmouth anyone in the fanbase, things worth the hate he's getting.

Feb 24, 2014 5:53 PM by Hoppy

Io_Otonashi said:
NyuuuuSaaaan said:
Wind_Sr said:
Seiyuu Takuma Terashima Deletes Twitter Account Over Harassment

What kind of harassment? Don't tell me someone's still mad about the Kokoro Connect thing.


Fujoshis. Fujoshis everywhere!


... what does this have to do with fujoshis?

Feb 24, 2014 5:30 PM by Laciie

Oh yes! Another Mekaku City Actors CM! :D

Feb 24, 2014 4:47 PM by Kazumi-

NyuuuuSaaaan said:
Wind_Sr said:
Seiyuu Takuma Terashima Deletes Twitter Account Over Harassment

What kind of harassment? Don't tell me someone's still mad about the Kokoro Connect thing.


Fujoshis. Fujoshis everywhere!

Feb 24, 2014 4:28 PM by Io_Otonashi

I rewatched that Gundam Unicorn ad so many times, that Sinanju piloting that giant mobile suit is just amazing

Feb 24, 2014 4:07 PM by LastChapter

Wind_Sr said:

It has been announced that seiyuu Daisuke Ono will be voicing the lead character in the anime adaptation of the Barakamon manga.


YEEEEEESSSS!! : DD
I wanna see OnoD in more quirky roles!

Feb 24, 2014 4:04 PM by Chibi-Alice

Looking forward to a Tokyo Ghoul PV soon in the future. I also need to start watching Gundam Unicorn soon...

Feb 24, 2014 4:02 PM by Stark700