Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Apr 14 - 20

by Wind_Sr
Apr 21, 2014 4:24 PM | 29 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

Omoide no Marnie
The main cast along with the theme song for the movie have been revealed.

Anna: Sara Takatsuki
Marnie: Kasumi Arimura

Theme song: "Fine On The Outside" by PRISCILLA AHN

Source: eiga
Previous related news: New Studio Ghibli Animated Movie 'Omoide no Marnie' Announced


Akame ga Kill!
A main cast member for the series has been revealed.

Akame: Sora Amamiya

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: 'Akame ga Kill!' Manga to Receive TV Anime Adaptation


Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:3 Ghost Tears
Additional cast for the movie have been revealed.

Akira Hose (Kusanagi's lover): Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Dr. Saiido: Aya Hisakawa
Emma: Ai Kayano
Ishikawa: Shunsuke Sakuya (Replaces Tomoyuki Dan who passed away)

Source: Cinema Today, Official site


Other Anime News

Isshuukan Friends. - Currently Airing
An additional cast member has been revealed.

Hajime Kujou: Shintaro Asanuma

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: Manga 'Isshuukan Friends.' to Get Anime Adaptation


Manga News

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Writer's New Light Novel "Doll Masters"
Writer of the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei light novel series, Tsutomu Satou, has begun writing a new light novel series titled Doll Masters. The series will begin July 10, 2014 in Dengeki Bunko Magazine.

Source: Scan via nekonotemo


Tohru Fujisawa Begins New "GTO" Manga Series "GTO: Paradise Lost"
Tohru Fujisawa, mangaka of GTO has begun working on a new GTO series titled GTO: Paradise Lost. The first chapter was released on April 14, 2014 in Young Magazine.

Source: Comic Natalie


'GE (Good Ending)' Mangaka Kei Sasuga to Begin New Manga Series
It has been announced that mangaka Kei Sasuga will be starting a new series titled Domestic na Kanojo this April.

The new series will begin in the 21st and 22nd issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine. The first chapter, being released April 23, 2014, will be 53 pages, with a lead color page.

Source: Scan via zukazuka
News submitted by Rokiebottom


Industry News

Sony Sells Entire Square Enix Stock
Sony has announced that it has sold all of its stock in the video game developer and publisher Square Enix. The stock was sold for around 15.3 billion yen (US$150 million).

Source: ANN

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

I can't wait to see akame ga kiru. I have read the manga it so fun. Hope that it's will be great when it got turn into anime.^_^

Apr 23, 2014 1:54 PM by crazymonkey00

GREAT TEACHER ONIZUKA IS BACK

Apr 23, 2014 11:01 AM by Mr_Gutts

OMG this had BETTER not affect FFXV or KHIII's development. WE NEED THOSE GAMES! THEY WILL SAVE FINAL FANTASY!

Apr 23, 2014 12:16 AM by Banshee-IV

Sony and their money issues....*tsk,tsk

Apr 22, 2014 11:33 PM by soulless4now

Rokiebottom said:

I think I didn't miss anything you posted. The most probable reason you hate GE is due to its ending, isn't it? just like other haters do.


There exists stupid humans, you are human therefore you are stupid. Doesn't it sound like a fine argument?

Rokiebottom said:

And I'm not talking down to you. chill!, I just guessed your mere judgment based on how pissed you are towards GE.


You were looking down on him, sugarcoating it doesn't change the fact that you did it. Seeing someone's opinion as inferior to your own is exactly what looking down on someone is.

kuuderes_shadow said:

Yay another person who tries to claim that someone who has a different opinion of something to their own is somehow 'wrong' as a result. Just what this site always needed.

95%+ of humanity, sadly.

Apr 22, 2014 4:13 PM by Shangetsu

Rokiebottom said:
The most probable reason you hate GE is due to its ending, isn't it? just like other haters do.

I already stated it myself that i hated the series after reading the whole thing. But if you continue to accuse me otherwise, fine, i'll just call you troll from now on
kuuderes_shadow said:
Although Amiluhur's post was laughably over the top..

Thanks. I'll take that as a pat on my back

Apr 22, 2014 3:44 PM by Amiluhur

Amiluhur said:

Oh, don't presume to talk down to me. And unless you're going to elaborate how my judgement is fundamentally wrong, i'm not buying everything you said.

And yeah, i hated the series after experiencing the whole thing, but maybe you just casually missed that point from my post


I think I didn't miss anything you posted. The most probable reason you hate GE is due to its ending, isn't it? just like other haters do.

And I'm not talking down to you. chill!, I just guessed your mere judgment based on how pissed you are towards GE.

Apr 22, 2014 11:28 AM by Rokiebottom

Rokiebottom said:
There has to be something fundamentally wrong with your judgment sense. GE is undoubtedly a good manga. Probably you are only those who hate and judge on the ending solely, pfft.


Yay another person who tries to claim that someone who has a different opinion of something to their own is somehow 'wrong' as a result. Just what this site always needed.

Although Amiluhur's post was laughably over the top...

In other news...
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Writer's New Light Novel "Doll Masters"
Writer of the Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei light novel series, Tsutomu Satou, has begun writing a new light novel series titled Doll Masters. The series will begin July 10, 2014 in Dengeki Bunko Magazine.


Interesting. I'll have to take a look into this when it starts.

Apr 22, 2014 9:45 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Rokiebottom said:
There has to be something fundamentally wrong with your judgment sense. GE is undoubtedly a good manga. Probably you are only those who hate and judge on the ending solely, pfft.

Oh, don't presume to talk down to me. And unless you're going to elaborate how my judgement is fundamentally wrong, i'm not buying everything you said.

And yeah, i hated the series after experiencing the whole thing, but maybe you just casually missed that point from my post

Apr 22, 2014 9:36 AM by Amiluhur

Snow_Queen said:
VanishingKira said:
Doll Masters seems like Mahouka 2.0 I bet that girl near the protagonist is his imouto too.Then even have a cover emblem like the bloom ones.


And again a high school setting, it seems... Despite that, the premise sounds interesting and I am looking forward to it.

The one VanishingKira was talking about is actually the cover for Mahouka Vol 13, not Doll Masters.

Anyway, it seems like it will be set after the events of Mahouka since there's a connection between the two based on the premise. I hope it will be fairly interesting too and this new series doesn't hinder his writing on Mahouka later.

Apr 22, 2014 8:28 AM by EasyGo-er

Amiluhur said:
'GE (Good Ending)' Mangaka Kei Sasuga to Begin New Manga Series
It has been announced that mangaka Kei Sasuga will be starting a new series titled Domestic na Kanojo this April.


ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?

No i mean seriously. Good Ending is easily the most frustating, annoying, emotions-destroyer, and retarded shounen romance i've seen in a very long time. The kind lead character got himself beaten to pulp to gain happy ending, while other jerk gained happy ending by being a jerk over and over again. Ugh. I don't even understand why i subjected myself to such endless torture and sat around it till the very end. This announcement will give me nightmare of course.

But, i will probably give it a chance if the main character is a kungfu master. Why? Because Good Ending would be far less frustating if the main dude could defend himself physically


There has to be something fundamentally wrong with your judgment sense. GE is undoubtedly a good manga. Probably you are only those who hate and judge on the ending solely, pfft.

Apr 22, 2014 8:19 AM by Rokiebottom

I will watch all of those Anime, and I am expecting Akame ga Kill! to be awesome.
I am just waiting for Isshuukan Friends to finish airing before I start watching it :3
Doll Masters seems nice. New GTO Manga series?!?! I didn't expect that. I still haven't watched the Anime and read the Manga though.
Why Sony, why?!?!

Amiluhur said:
'GE (Good Ending)' Mangaka Kei Sasuga to Begin New Manga Series
It has been announced that mangaka Kei Sasuga will be starting a new series titled Domestic na Kanojo this April.


ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?

No i mean seriously. Good Ending is easily the most frustating, annoying, emotions-destroyer, and retarded shounen romance i've seen in a very long time. The kind lead character got himself beaten to pulp to gain happy ending, while other jerk gained happy ending by being a jerk over and over again. Ugh. I don't even understand why i subjected myself to such endless torture and sat around it till the very end. This announcement will give me nightmare of course.

But, i will probably give it a chance if the main character is a kungfu master. Why? Because Good Ending would be far less frustating if the main dude could defend himself physically


:O I thought GE (Good Ending) is a good Manga when I added it on my list. I guess I should read it and see for myself.

Apr 22, 2014 6:20 AM by Tengai

VanishingKira said:
Doll Masters seems like Mahouka 2.0 I bet that girl near the protagonist is his imouto too.Then even have a cover emblem like the bloom ones.


And again a high school setting, it seems... Despite that, the premise sounds interesting and I am looking forward to it.

Apr 22, 2014 3:58 AM by Homura_

I'll certainly read the new GTO, I still hope they'll make new anime adaptions too.

Apr 22, 2014 3:27 AM by chocolateparody

Derozio said:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-22/hunter-x-hunter-manga-to-resume-in-june
wait so hunter X hunter getting back isn't a big enough news to warrant a new thread? Weird. :p

I mentioned about it (it was announced few hours ago), but I guess he didn't see my post, yet.

Apr 22, 2014 3:16 AM by tsubasalover

Can't wait to see how Doll Masters by Tsutomu Satou will turn out.

Apr 22, 2014 3:01 AM by SandyBoi

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-22/hunter-x-hunter-manga-to-resume-in-june
wait so hunter X hunter getting back isn't a big enough news to warrant a new thread? Weird. :p

anyway, looking forward to akame ga kiru. And GTO. :D

Apr 22, 2014 1:20 AM by Derozio

What does Sony intend to accomplish with this act? Is SE going to suffer any of this? Did any one particular person(s) or corporation buy said stock? This feels ominous. Perhaps this is foreshadowing SE's demise. They've sucked since the merge anyway.

Apr 21, 2014 11:58 PM by Doaj

'GE (Good Ending)' Mangaka Kei Sasuga to Begin New Manga Series
It has been announced that mangaka Kei Sasuga will be starting a new series titled Domestic na Kanojo this April.


ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?

No i mean seriously. Good Ending is easily the most frustating, annoying, emotions-destroyer, and retarded shounen romance i've seen in a very long time. The kind lead character got himself beaten to pulp to gain happy ending, while other jerk gained happy ending by being a jerk over and over again. Ugh. I don't even understand why i subjected myself to such endless torture and sat around it till the very end. This announcement will give me nightmare of course.

But, i will probably give it a chance if the main character is a kungfu master. Why? Because Good Ending would be far less frustating if the main dude could defend himself physically

Apr 21, 2014 11:21 PM by Amiluhur

still waitin on dat index news.....

Apr 21, 2014 10:57 PM by Calculus94