Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Feb 24 - Mar 2

by Wind_Sr
Mar 2, 2014 9:02 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

Himegoto
The main cast along with some staff members for the series have been announced.

Cast
18-kin: Yuka Saotome
Unko: Saki Ono
Albertina II: Hisako Toujou
Hime Arikawa: Yuuki Kuwahara

Staff
Director: Takeyuki Yanase
Script: Hyodo Kazuho
Character Design: Sakurai Masaaki

Source: Comic Natalie
Previous Related News: Crossdressing Manga 'Himegoto' Gets Anime Adaption


[u]Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara[/u]
Additional cast members for the series have been announced.

Cast
Mimori Seiteikojou: Yukari Tamura
Tsumugi Ryuukishihara: Aki Toyosaki
Mei Taimeizamurai: Sakura Tange
Kurumiko Taishikyougawa: Misaki Kuno
Hakua B Bladefield: Ai Kakuma
Miyuki Mckencie: Yuuka Nanri
Sakura (Sakurament): Rina Hidaka
No.0: Risa Taneda

Source: Animate.tv
Previous Related News: Light Novel 'Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara' To Be Animated


Gokukoku no Brynhildr
A recent PV has revealed the main cast for the series.

Cast
Ryouta Muragami: Ryota Ohsaka
Neko Kuroha: Risa Taneda 
Kana Tachibana: Aya Suzaki
Kazumi Schlierenzauer: Mao Ichimichi
Kotori Takatori: Azusa Tadokoro

Source: PV
Previous Related News: Manga 'Gokukoku no Brunhild' to be Animated


Ping Pong The Animation
The cast for the series has been announced.

Cast
Yuu Hoshino (Peko): Fukujyuurou Katayama
Makoto Tsukimoto (Smile): Kouki Uchiyama
Ryuuichi Kazama (Dragon): Shunsuke Sakuya
Manabu Sakuma (Akuma): Subaru Kimura
Wenga Kon (China): Huaxin Wen
Obaba: Masako Nozawa
Jou Koizumi: Yuusaku Yara

Source: Yaraon!
Previous Related News: Manga 'Ping Pong' Gets Anime Adaptation in Spring


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

Cast
Yurika Yumeji: Kanae Itou
Misashi Kurosu: Harumi Sakurai
Tetsunoshin Tsujimi: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Saki Yoshino: Misaki Kuno

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


Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (2014)
Some additional staff for series have been announced.

Staff
Character Design: Yukie Sakou
Art Director: Takashi Kurahashi, Yumi Hosaka
Music: Yasuharu Takanashi
Music Company: King Records

Source: Official site
Previous Related News: New 'Sailor Moon' Series Due July 2014


Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
A new key visual along with additional cast for the series have been revealed.

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

Note: These seiyuu were announced in a previous news brief; however, they were not posted on the series' official site and were taken off the thread. These seiyuu are now on the official site.

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


Hitsugi no Chaika
Additional cast members for the series have been announced on the PV.

Cast
Alberick Gillette: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Nicoli Avtotor: Kensuke Satou
Vivi Holopainen: Iori Nomizu
Zita Brusasco: Yumeha Kouda
Matheus Caraway: Shuuta Morishima
Leonard Stora: Kazutomi Yamamoto

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


Manga News

Pupa Mangaka Starts New Series
Pupa mangaka, Mogi Sayaka, recently began a new manga series titled Switch Witch. The first chapter of the series debuted in the 6th issue of Young Champion magazine which was released February 25, 2014.


Industry News

Seiyuu Akiko Hasegawa Announces Her Marriage

Seiyuu Akiko Hasegawa announced her marriage on February 25, 2014 through a post on her personal blog. It was mentioned that her spouse is not a member of the entertainment industry. She also thanked her fans and promised to continue working hard.

Source: Yaraon, Akiko Hasegawa's Blog post


Seiyuu Erino Hazuki Gets Married
Seiyuu Chinami Nishimura posted on her personal blog announcing that her former cast member in the Aria series, Erino Hazuki, had gotten married.

Source: Yaraon!, Chinami Nishimura's Blog post

20 of 23 Comments Recent Comments

Mr_Gutts said:
hype for most of the anime on this list.


Yeah!! A lot of good stuffs here, thanks :D

Mar 4, 2014 5:02 AM by Tengai

Rats, none of these new shows interest me.

Mar 3, 2014 9:17 PM by malvarez1

I really can't wait for Isshuunkan Friends. THE PV OSTS ARE SO DARN BEAUTIFUL. STARTING AIRING ALREADY.

Mar 3, 2014 7:24 PM by quietsnowfall

jmal said:

I am amused at how this makes it sound like they married each other.


LOL oops, I derp'd.

Mar 3, 2014 5:32 PM by Wind_Sr

jmal said:
Wind_Sr said:
Seiyuu Chinami Nishimura posted on her personal blog announcing that she and her former cast member in the Aria series, Erino Hazuki, had gotten married

I am amused at how this makes it sound like they married each other.


You mean they didn't? Because that was the impression I got from that sentence.

Mar 3, 2014 2:32 PM by Hahalollawl

Looking forward to Break Blade!

Mar 3, 2014 1:32 PM by Hannah_Ana

hype for most of the anime on this list.

Mar 3, 2014 1:00 PM by Mr_Gutts

Wind_Sr said:
PVs/TV Ads
A collection of promotional videos and TV advertisements from the past week.


Well if Ishuunkan Friends will have OSTs like the one in this PV I'm seriously gonna cry rivers. Gives off this Little Busters vibes somehow.

Mar 3, 2014 6:36 AM by Hatsuyuki

More news about Sailor Moon. I guess it's really happening this time.

Mar 3, 2014 6:28 AM by chocolateparody

belatkuro said:
KanaHana characters almost never win though.
sadface

Mar 3, 2014 5:30 AM by Infatuate

Yasuharu Takanashi's music for Sailor moon omgosh yes
It's strange, I've always imagined KanaHana voicing Miyuki when I was reading the novels so it's going to be weird hearing her as Mayumi.

Mar 3, 2014 3:39 AM by egnaro15

Wind_Sr said:
belatkuro said:
alexpte said:
Hitsugi no Chaika also released their first PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO7eXXIt8fA
Seems the rest of the cast is announced in this PV(around 1:21). Needs to be included in the news brief as well.


Thank you both. I added the PV in and for the cast at 1:21 I asked tsubasa if she took take a look at it. Should have that up soon.

The additional cast list for Hitsugi no Chaika is up now.

Mar 3, 2014 12:43 AM by tsubasalover

Thanks for the news updates ^_-

Mar 3, 2014 12:26 AM by Stark700

Ping Pong the Animation has some excellent voice actors in it, so looking forward to it.

Mar 2, 2014 11:40 PM by RX-782



Added in, thanks.

Mar 2, 2014 11:08 PM by Wind_Sr

belatkuro said:
alexpte said:
Hitsugi no Chaika also released their first PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO7eXXIt8fA
Seems the rest of the cast is announced in this PV(around 1:21). Needs to be included in the news brief as well.


Thank you both. I added the PV in and for the cast at 1:21 I asked tsubasa if she took take a look at it. Should have that up soon.

Mar 2, 2014 9:59 PM by Wind_Sr

Switch Witch, DEEN's next masterpiece

Mar 2, 2014 9:51 PM by Trequartista

alexpte said:
Hitsugi no Chaika also released their first PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO7eXXIt8fA
Seems the rest of the cast is announced in this PV(around 1:21). Needs to be included in the news brief as well.

Mar 2, 2014 9:47 PM by belatkuro

belatkuro said:
LiSA for Mahouka OP? Hype.

Really? Yay. ^^

Mar 2, 2014 9:43 PM by ToG25thBaam