Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Mar 10 - 16

by Wind_Sr
Mar 17, 2014 1:25 AM | 25 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

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
A new key visual along with the title of the series, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal, have been revealed.

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


Dragon Ball Kai (2014)
It has been announced that the cast for the series will remain as in the previous series, with the only exception being Videl, previously voiced by Yuko Minaguchi, who will now be voiced by Shino Kakinuma.

Source: Yaraon!
Previous Related News: New 'Dragon Ball Kai' TV Anime Announced to Air April 6


Sword Art Online II
It has been announced that the series will air July 2014.

Source: Dengeki Online
Previous Related News: 'Sword Art Online II' to Air in 2014


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

Cast
Sayaka Mibu: Haruka Tomatsu
Takeaki Kirihara: Tomokazu Sugita
Masaki Ichijou: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Shinkurou Kichijouji: Ayumu Murase

Source: Official site, Key visual via Dengeki Online


Strike Witches Operation Victory Arrow (O.V.A)
The previously announced OVA will consist of three 30-minute short stories set between the end of the second season and the movie. The OVA will depict the daily lives of the witches as they return to their respective homes and is planned to be released in the Fall.

Source: Official site, AniFav
Previous Related News: Anime 'Strike Witches' to Get New TV Series and OVA

News submitted by SeibaaHomu


Tokyo Ghoul
The main cast for the series has been revealed.

Cast
Rise Kamishiro: Kana Hanazawa
Ken Kaneki: Natsuki Hanae
Touka Kirishima: Sora Amamiya

Source: Yaraon!
Previous Related News: 'Tokyo Ghoul' Manga to Receive Anime Adaptation


Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
Additional cast for the series have been revealed.

Cast
Narration: Chisa Yokoyama
Syla: Keiko Han
Baldo: Takahiro Sakurai
Genrou Wodan: Shuuichi Ikeda
Genrou Catesby: Issei Futamata
Genrou Ratcliffe: Kousei Tomita
Nyoukan Ranra: Ruriko Aoki
Nyoukan Sunya: Mizue Oozuka
Nyoukan Mikia: Uki Satake

Genrou (元老) = elder statesman, Nyoukan (女官) = female officer

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


Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
The director and animation studio for the movie have been announced. A premiere date has yet to be given.

Staff
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Studio: MAPPA

Source: Comic Natalie
Previous Related News: Anime Movie of Historical Manga 'Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni' Announced


Other Anime News

Shingeki no Kyojin English Dub Cast
Besides Eren, FUNimation has revealed the cast for their Shingeki no Kyojin dub. Screenings of the dub will be shown at this year's Anime Boston, which will be held on March 21–23.

Cast
(Long list)

Source: 5th FUNimation cast announcement batch, All previous FUNimation cast announcements


Manga News

Ahiru no Sora
The series has now been resumed after a five-month hiatus due to mangaka Takeshi Hinata's health.

Source: Comic Natalie


Koe no Katachi
The 16th issue of Weekly Shounen magazine revealed that the manga Koe no Katachi will be ending after a few more volumes. The announced came from the series' mangaka, Yoshitoki Ooima. The manga is based on the popular one shot of the same name.

Source: Scan via ANN


Industry News

Top 10 Anime Males Japanese Female Otaku Want To Have as Their Boyfriends
A recent poll by anime site Charapedia asked 10,000 female otaku internet users which characters they would most like to have as their boyfriend. The top 10 include: Source: Crunchyroll

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Sailor Moon and SAO II in the same month?

My body wasn't ready for this. *___* /faints

Mar 19, 2014 2:42 PM by soulless4now

Top 10 Anime Males Japanese Female Otaku Want To Have as Their Boyfriends
A recent poll by anime site Charapedia asked 10,000 female otaku internet users which characters they would most like to have as their boyfriend. The top 10 include: Source: Crunchyroll


Hahahaha I love this!!! As a female otaku myself my picks from this list would be:

Hajime Saitou and Harada Sanosuke (I mean chile please, who in their right mind would not want to date any of the Shinsengumi guys from Hakuouki?? Hot, strong, honorouble, loyal and sexy?? Uuuum of course!!lol Saitou would be my number one choice. He seemed like the kind to love intensely!lol Sanosuke was funny warm and sweet. I'd totally date him too.

Its great seeing the Gintama guys doing great here! I was so surprised to see Gin as number one! I burst out laughing!! He would be such a fun boyfriend to have that is if he loved you in the first palce of course. Otherwise you'd just be following him around the way Ayame does.hahaha

Makoto chan!! Who in the world wouldn't date Makoto Tachibana!!! Sexy, sweet as pie and absolutely adorable!! Of course!!

Mar 17, 2014 12:49 PM by kazykoki

ToG25thBaam said:

See ya Koe no Katachi.


It will be better than some endless romance. Just guessing.

Mar 17, 2014 11:09 AM by KajaKamisama

seems like gintama is everywhere.

Mar 17, 2014 11:08 AM by Mr_Gutts

Persona 3 The Movie #2 PV2 ("PV06" on official site)
http://www.p3m.jp/trailer/

Mar 17, 2014 8:57 AM by tsubasalover

Haha, Levi is on that list xD

But if you were to ask me, it would be a tie between Shizuo, Levi, and Gareki o3o

Mar 17, 2014 8:53 AM by SnazzGary

I wanna find out the cast for Tokyo ESP xd

Mar 17, 2014 8:29 AM by Zack312

Levi sama <3

Mar 17, 2014 8:04 AM by DemonOfLove

Good to see the date for SAO II

Mar 17, 2014 7:14 AM by Klad

Welcome back Ahiru no Sora! :) Scanlation gotta increase their pace.

See ya Koe no Katachi.

Cool to see 4 Gintama characters in the top 10 list, Gin-san, Hijikata Toshiro, Okita Sougo, and Takasugi Shinsuke, the number of sadists lol.

Mar 17, 2014 7:03 AM by ToG25thBaam

8th Mekakucity Actors CM (featuring Soichiro Hoshi as Kousuke Seto)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK4NnlHx_U4

Mar 17, 2014 6:34 AM by pika09

2 Anime oldies that I used to watch and enjoy when I was a kid will be back again.
My brain keeps on telling me that Sword Art Online II will air this coming Spring season but I know that it will not. It's nice to know the real airing date, it's going to be hyped as shit!!!
I am really excited for Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei and Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii. It looks good and I like the voice cast.
Kana Hanazawa in Tokyo Ghoul :3
Shingeki no Kyojin English Dub Cast.....I shall check how it sounds.
Koe no Katachi is ending, I guess I should read it soon, the art looks really nice.
A lot of Gintama characters there at that poll.

Mar 17, 2014 6:08 AM by Tengai

grandy_UiD said:
Wind_Sr said:
Koe no Katachi
The 16th issue of Weekly Shounen magazine revealed that the manga Koe no Katachi will be ending after a few more volumes. The announced came from the series' mangaka, Yoshitoki Ooima. The manga is based on the popular one shot of the same name.

What? No :(

I guess it's good to end a series while it's going strong instead of dragging it out, but that's still bad news. Then again "a few more volumes" is kinda vague...

I think I've read somewhere that it will end after 3 more volumes. There are currently 3 volumes already out iirc so 6 volumes total maybe.

Mar 17, 2014 4:47 AM by EasyGo-er

Wind_Sr said:

Top 10 Anime Males Japanese Female Otaku Want To Have as Their Boyfriends
A recent poll by anime site Charapedia asked 10,000 female otaku internet users which characters they would most like to have as their boyfriend. The top 10 include: Source: Crunchyroll


That Gintama males =O!! Awesome XD. And Toradora english dub ._. . So late, but the voices are messed up TT_TT.

Mar 17, 2014 4:26 AM by kagamiin

Wind_Sr said:
Koe no Katachi
The 16th issue of Weekly Shounen magazine revealed that the manga Koe no Katachi will be ending after a few more volumes. The announced came from the series' mangaka, Yoshitoki Ooima. The manga is based on the popular one shot of the same name.

What? No :(

I guess it's good to end a series while it's going strong instead of dragging it out, but that's still bad news. Then again "a few more volumes" is kinda vague...

Mar 17, 2014 4:25 AM by grandy_UiD

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
A newkey visual along with additional cast have been revealed.


Hype level up.
Madhouse is teasing me so bad lately. I need a time machine right now.

Mar 17, 2014 4:19 AM by julyan

The second trailer of Persona 3 the Movie #2 - Midsummer Knight's Dream: Here

Hope this trailer will be included as well.

Mar 17, 2014 3:24 AM by Kazumi-

awesome we have a confirmed date on Sao 2 :)

Mar 17, 2014 3:18 AM by Cupcake

Gintoki SEMPAII.... OKITA SANNN.....HIJIKATA KUUNNN....TAKATSUKI CHANNN <3


Love ^3^

Mar 17, 2014 2:15 AM by Frost_Kiss

Stark700 said:
For Summer season, there's a PV out for Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! out now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DrtaUevsjc
Also confirmed to be Summer season according to the PV. Which means 9 months of Fate starting from Summer.
Glorious.

Mar 17, 2014 2:13 AM by belatkuro