Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Apr 7 - 13

by Wind_Sr
Apr 13, 2014 10:46 PM | 19 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

Sword Art Online II
Some staff members for the series have been revealed. From what staff has been revealed so far, there have been no changes from the first season.

Director: Tomohiko Itou
Character Design: Shingo Adachi
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Source: Scan via nekonotemo
Previous related news: 'Sword Art Online II' to Air in 2014


Barakamon
Additional cast for the series have been revealed.

Takou Kawabushi: Junichi Suwabe
Kousuke Kanzaki: Yuki Kaji

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Manga 'Barakamon' to be Animated


Momo Kyun Sword
The cast for the series has been revealed.

Momoko: Ayana Taketatsu
Onihime: Minami Tsuda
Goddess Ringo: Shiori Mikami
Kaguya: Mikako Komatsu
Princess: Masumi Asano
Monkey God: Showtaro Morikubo
Chiken God: Asami Imai
Dog God: Wataru Hatano
Kushinada: Asami Shimoda
Goddess Suika: Suzuko Mimori
Goddess Maron: Rumi Ookubo
Goddess Karin: Yuka Ootsubo

Source: nekonotemo
Previous related news: Web Light Novel 'Momokyun Sword' Gets Anime Adaptation For 2014


Tokyo Ghoul
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Shuu Tsukiyama: Mamoru Miyano
Yoshimura: Takayuki Sugou
Hinami Fueguchi: Sumire Morohoshi
Koutarou Amon: Katsuyuki Konishi

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: 'Tokyo Ghoul' Manga to Receive Anime Adaptation


Hanayamata
Some cast and staff members have been revealed.

Cast
Naru Sekiya: Reina Ueda
Hanna N Fontenstand: Minami Tanaka
Yaya Sasame: Kaya Okuno
Tami Nishimikado: Yuka Ootsubo
Shinchi Tokiwa: Manami Numakura

Staff
Director: Atsuko Ishizuka
Series Composition, Script: Reiko Yoshida
Character Design: Atsuko Watanabe
Music: MONACA
Music Studio: DIVEⅡentertainment
Studio: Madhouse

Source: nekonotemo
Previous related news: Manga 'Hanayamata' Receives Anime Adaptation


Manga News

'Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu' Author Starts New Manga
Author of the Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu light novel series, Kenji Inoue, has started a new manga series along with artist Kimitake Yoshioka titled Guran Buru. The first chapter was released April 7, 2014.

Synopsis
The manga centers on the budding youthful drama of a college student living along in a coastal city who meets a scuba-diving and fun-loving upperclassmen. (Source: ANN)

Source: Comic Natalie

19 Comments Recent Comments

Hyped for Tokyo Ghoul!

Wind_Sr said:

  • K: Missing Kings: PV


  • Finally a pv for this! Thanks~

    Apr 16, 2014 12:29 AM by snuffless

    Mr_Gutts said:
    got high hopes for all except Momo Kyun Sword and Hanayamata


    I wonder what the production committee was thinking when they green lit Momo Kyun Sword...I hope it was something more complex than hot girl+folk tale=profit...as much as I like hot girls that seems overly simplistic.

    Apr 15, 2014 8:46 PM by Hahalollawl

    got high hopes for all except Momo Kyun Sword and Hanayamata

    Apr 15, 2014 11:51 AM by Mr_Gutts

    Wind_Sr said:

    Sword Art Online II
    Music: Yuki Kajiura


    Cool...

    Apr 14, 2014 9:41 AM by geralt

    Forgot all about SAO II... I'll pass on it.

    Apr 14, 2014 8:54 AM by Uber_Dewber

    The new SAO season sounds dumb so far....

    Female Kirito...ugh.

    Apr 14, 2014 8:31 AM by malvarez1

    ichii_1 said:
    Hoppy said:
    Hanayamata will be quite fun this Summer, I really need to read the manga.

    We're not allowed to have fun, anime is serious business :(


    The only thing selling these days is fun, serious business doesn't sell BDs lol.

    Apr 14, 2014 8:27 AM by Hoppy

    Hoppy said:
    Hanayamata will be quite fun this Summer, I really need to read the manga.

    We're not allowed to have fun, anime is serious business :(

    Apr 14, 2014 8:26 AM by ichii_1

    Thanks for the news ! ;)

    This summer season 2014 is coming on well!

    Apr 14, 2014 8:22 AM by terrablu2003

    Hanayamata will be quite fun this Summer, I really need to read the manga.

    Apr 14, 2014 8:06 AM by Hoppy

    Wind_Sr said:

    Momo Kyun Sword
    The cast for the series has been revealed.

    Onihime: Minami Tsuda
    Goddess Ringo: Shiori Mikami
    Goddess Maron: Rumi Ookubo
    Goddess Karin: Yuka Ootsubo


    Yuru Yuri? Haha!

    Apr 14, 2014 6:56 AM by xchee

    Sword Art Online II,Tokyo Ghoul, K and IS... I can't wait anymore... e.e

    Apr 14, 2014 6:20 AM by Montinihabato13

    Good luck, Sword Art Online II ^^
    I like the cast of Barakamon and Momo Kyun Sword.
    My man Mamoru Miyano on Tokyo Ghoul!!!!!
    The new Manga of Kenji Inoue sounds nice, will wait for it.
    Imma watch all of these Anime.

    Apr 14, 2014 6:15 AM by Tengai

    A noticeable news is Hanayamata again that I almost forgot to air this summer. Can't. Freaking. Wait.

    Apr 13, 2014 11:35 PM by Stark700

    Tokyo Ghoul manga is awesome and i've rarely gotten decent horror anime in recent years. Definitely my top pick for next summer.

    Will definitely watch Sword Art Online 2nd season, if only to see how much humorous drama this series can bring back compared to 1st season.

    Still unsure about Hanayamata, but i'll still give it a chance anyway

    Apr 13, 2014 11:35 PM by Amiluhur

    UNICORN HYPE! I'm liking that Infinite Stratos PV.

    Apr 13, 2014 11:17 PM by LastChapter

    Wind_Sr said:
    Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (episode 7): 2nd PV

    English version
    Man I am so hyped for this and Aimer's StarRingChild sounds amazing.
    Wind_Sr said:
  • Aldnoah Zero: CM

  • Dat Sawano
    Wind_Sr said:
    K: Missing Kings: PV

    Looks good I wonder what it will be about.

    Apr 13, 2014 10:59 PM by VioLink

    Lol How will the new sword art affect things I wonder.

    Apr 13, 2014 10:58 PM by calmfu

    PVs/TV Ads
    A collection of promotional videos and TV advertisements from the past week.
    Recent PVs and CMs from series that air during the Spring anime season can be found here

    Apr 13, 2014 10:46 PM by Wind_Sr