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News Briefs for Mar 3 - 9

by Wind_Sr
Mar 9, 2014 10:29 PM | 27 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

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to
The official site for the series has revealed the main cast along with some additional staff.

Cast
Yuuki Aito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Sahoto Ashisu: Saori Hayami
Mihari Otosuna: Arisa Noto
Sena Kuroi: Rie Kugimiya

Staff
Prop Design: Yoshinori Deno
Art Director: Kenichi Tajiri
Color Design: Aiko Shinohara
Special Effect: Shin Inoie
Filming Director: Toshikazu Kuno
Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Sound Studio: Magic Capsule
Music Composer: Tomoki Kikuya
Music: Lantis

Source: Official site
Previous Related News: Manga 'Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation


Fuuun Ishin Dai☆Shogun
The official site for the series has revealed the main cast for the series.

Cast
Keiichirou Tokugawa: Tetsuya Kakihara
Kiriko Hattori: Ayako Kawasumi
Chiharu: Yukari Tamura
Hyakusuke: Hideki Ogihara
Houkouin: Miyuki Sawashiro

Source: Official site, Animate.tv
Previous Related News: 'Fuun Ishin Dai Shogun' TV Anime Announced Airing April 2014


Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
Additional cast for the series have been announced.

Cast
Shou Gongensaka: Youhei Oobayashi
Shuuzou Hiiragi: Mitsutaka Itakura
Youko Sakaki: Ryouko Yuui
Shuushou Hiiragi: Hiroki Touchi
Narrator: Kazuhiro Yamaji

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


Blade and Soul
A new key visual along with additional cast for the series have been revealed.

Cast
Yu Lan: Shizuka Itou
Ga Kante: Rikiya Koyama
Yuu: Marina Inoue
Hon Douken: Cho
Lon: Ryoko Shiraishi

Source: Animate.tv, PV via Animate.tv
Previous Related News: Korean MMORPG 'Blade and Soul' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation Airing Spring 2014


Captain Earth
Additional cast for the series have been revealed.

Cast
Peter Westvillage: Kouichi Sakaguchi
Rita Hino: Kaori Nazuka
Setsuna: Asuka Kudou
Jin: Kouki Uchiyama
Ai: Nozomi Yamamoto
Rin: Megumi Han
Baku: Toshiyuki Toyonaga

Source: Post via Newtype


Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka
Additional cast and staff for the series have been revealed.

Cast
Tippi: Motomu Kiyokawa
Chinoto Father: Show Hayami

Staff
Art Director: Satoru Hirayanagi
Filming Director: Kentarou Minegishi
Color Design: Miyuki Satou
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

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


Other Anime News

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014 Nominations for Anime of the Year
The nominations for Anime of the Year during this year's Tokyo Anime Award Festival have been announced. The winners will be announced on March 22, 2014.

Anime Movie of the Year:
Anime TV Series of the Year:
Source: Anime! Anime!


Kaze Tachinu
The movie received the Best Animation Award at the 2014 Japan Academy Prize (also known as the Japan Academy Awards).

Source: Cinema today


Manga News

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Mangaka of the series, Shinobu Ohtaka, wrote on her blog that she is going to focus on some major deaths in the second half of the manga. In the blog, she expresses her thoughts on how she is going to approach and handle this. She also officially declared the manga reaching its midway conclusion with the second half of the story slowly wrapping things up as it comes closer to its final conclusion.

Source: Shinobu Ohtaka's blog, ANN
News submitted by link9us

20 of 27 Comments Recent Comments

-Aku said:
Magi's mangaka was probably thinking: "How can I make my generic manga look more mature? Wait, I know: I'll kill off some main character!"

as if she doesn't already try her hardest by making everything so edgy you could cut yourself while reading/watching the series


I think it's trying to communicate with us.

Mar 11, 2014 12:27 AM by IronLobster

Wind_Sr said:
Tippi: Motomu Kiyokawa
Chinoto Father: Show Hayami

These are such manly voices in an anime of cute girls.

Mar 10, 2014 11:55 PM by arsonal

Zee530 said:
Wind_Sr said:

Anime TV Series of the Year:
Source: Anime! Anime!


Nice to see Space brothers getting some recognition.

Tengai said:
Anime TV Series of the year will definitely be Shingeki no Kyojin.


Looking at the merits of both shows, Uchu Kyodai can give AoT a run for it's money any day.

Space brothers has already gotten plenty of recognition in Japan.

Mar 10, 2014 7:11 PM by rederoin

Hoppy said:
kenshin_sama said:


Heck yeah! This is gonna be fun. :>


Even better Sena's also a small woman not a loli tsundere so there's a good chance I'll like her.

Yeah, it's definitely nice to see her voicing a different trope for once. I really do like KugiRie's voice acting, but I couldn't really appreciate how she was only used to voice young and angry tsundere girls. I remember how sweet her voice was for Hasta, that's mainly what got me started on traps. :3 But I still have a stronger preference to regular girls, so this'll be a definite plus for me!

I still can't help but look forward to this anime. I've had the manga on my PTR for quite some time now and I have quite a few friends that really enjoy it.

Mar 10, 2014 6:58 PM by -Kenshin-

kenshin_sama said:


Heck yeah! This is gonna be fun. :>


Even better Sena's also a small woman not a loli tsundere so there's a good chance I'll like her.

Mar 10, 2014 5:47 PM by Hoppy

Even after watching only the teaser of Akame ga Kill! makes me feel hyped for it. MUST COME SOON *w*

Mar 10, 2014 5:46 PM by quietsnowfall



Heck yeah! This is gonna be fun. :>

Mar 10, 2014 5:11 PM by -Kenshin-

I'm really hyped about mangaka-san to assistant-san!Bakuman rocked!

Mar 10, 2014 1:01 PM by nikiforos

Zee530 said:
Wind_Sr said:

Anime TV Series of the Year:
Source: Anime! Anime!


Nice to see Space brothers getting some recognition.

Tengai said:
Anime TV Series of the year will definitely be Shingeki no Kyojin.


Looking at the merits of both shows, Uchu Kyodai can give AoT a run for it's money any day.


I agree, but you know, Attack on Titan is hyped as hell everywhere.

Mar 10, 2014 11:49 AM by Tengai

Btw a mod needs to change the airing date of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu Ka?, that source clearly says 4/10 at 22:30 while MAL has it listed as 4/11.

Mar 10, 2014 9:15 AM by Hoppy

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to

looking to LMAO

Fuuun Ishin Dai☆Shogun

KINDA LOOK LIKE ANOTHER NOBUNAGA THE FOOL

Mar 10, 2014 8:31 AM by Mr_Gutts

Seems like another great manga is ending soon.

Fuuun Ishin Dai☆Shogun is a copy of Nobunaga the Fool? It looks like it is...

Mar 10, 2014 6:38 AM by b1GZZ

Wind_Sr said:

Anime TV Series of the Year:
Source: Anime! Anime!


Nice to see Space brothers getting some recognition.

Tengai said:
Anime TV Series of the year will definitely be Shingeki no Kyojin.


Looking at the merits of both shows, Uchu Kyodai can give AoT a run for it's money any day.

Mar 10, 2014 6:17 AM by Zee530

Anime TV Series of the year will definitely be Shingeki no Kyojin.
I like the voice cast of Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to and Blade and Soul.

Mar 10, 2014 2:51 AM by Tengai

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to, Blade and Soul and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? are all on my to watch list.

Another leading role for Hayami Saori. =D

Mar 10, 2014 2:47 AM by AlphaDeltaZeta

Looking forward to Break Blade!

Mar 10, 2014 2:32 AM by Hannah_Ana

gettin maself pumpd for da ping pong!

Mar 10, 2014 1:51 AM by NaturalPerm

Whoa Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Saori Hayami in Mangaka-san to Assistant-san. Not a fan of the manga but I might check this out.

Mar 10, 2014 12:51 AM by wanderingplayboy

-Aku said:
Magi's mangaka was probably thinking: "How can I make my generic manga look more mature? Wait, I know: I'll kill off some main character!"

as if she doesn't already try her hardest by making everything so edgy you could cut yourself while reading/watching the series
This is bait.

Mar 10, 2014 12:40 AM by RX-782

Looking forward to Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V since it's going to be directed by the same director of 5D's (a.k.a. best ygo arc).

Mar 9, 2014 11:25 PM by Ame_Sama