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News Briefs for Apr 21 - 27

by Wind_Sr
Apr 28, 2014 2:19 PM | 30 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

The main cast and character designs (can be found in source link) for the series were revealed at the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Project Stage event.

Usagi Tsukino: Kotono Mitsuishi
Ami Mizuno: Hisako Kanemoto
Makoto Kino: Ami Koshimizu
Rei Hino: Rina Satou
Minako Aino: Shizuka Itou

Source: ANN
Previous related news: New 'Sailor Moon' Series Due July 2014


Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune and [b]Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai[/b]
The movie has been revealed to named Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune and will premiere on December 6, 2014.

An event will be held to stream the recap movie Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai and will occur on October 11, 2014

Staff (for recap)
Director: Takao Kato
Compostion: Shigeru Morita

Source: New Lounge, Anime! Anime!
Previous related news: New Anime Movie of 'Yamato 2199' Due 2014

Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Some staff for the series have been revealed.

Director: Yoshimasa Hiraike
Character Design: Miwa Oshima
Studio: TMS Entertainment

Source: nekonotemo
Previous related news: 4-Panel Manga 'Gugure! Kokkuri-san' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation


Donten ni Warau
Additional cast for the series have been revealed.

Botan: Rina Satou
Hirari: Kenichi Suzumura

Source: Comic Natalie
Previous related news: Shoujo Manga 'Donten ni Warau' to Get TV Anime Adaptation


Amagi Brilliant Park
A new key visual for series reveals that it will air Fall 2014.

Source: Yaraon!
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Amagi Brilliant Park' to Be Animated


[b]Rail Wars![/b]
Some of the staff for the series have been revealed.

Series Composition: Masashi Suzuki
Character Design, Illustration Director: Makoto Uno
Sub Character Design, Illustration Director: Sayaka Koiso
Color Design: Hitomi Yano
Art Setting: Kouki Matsumoto
Art Director: Yukihiro Watanabe
CG Director: Yuuji Koshida
Music: Yoshiaki Shijisawa
Studio: Passione

Source: animate.tv
Previous related news: Light Novel Series 'Rail Wars! Nihon Kokuyu Tetsudo Koantai' to Recieve Anime Adaptation


Grisaia no Kajitsu
Some staff for the series have been revealed.

Director: Motoki Tanaka
Character Design: Akio Watanabe
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
Studio: 8bit

Source: Scan via Yaraon!
Previous related news: Adult PC Game 'Grisaia no Kajitsu' To Be Animated


Other Anime News

Haikyuu!! - Currently airing
Additional cast for the series have been revealed.

Hajime Iwaizumi: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Tetsurou Kuroo: Yuuichi Nakamura
Kenma Gozume: Yuki Kaji
Morisuke Yaku: Shinnosuke Tachibana

Source: Scan via ANN, nekonotemo

20 of 30 Comments Recent Comments

Chouninatte said:
The new character designs for Sailor Moon look really weird to me, but will have to wait and see for the animation.

May 5, 2014 11:56 AM by NemuriNezumi

The new character designs for Sailor Moon look really weird to me, but will have to wait and see for the animation.

May 5, 2014 11:01 AM by Chouninatte

Haikyuu!! is the best < 3

May 3, 2014 2:39 PM by lolw-a

Turekx said:
I'm really looking forward grisaia no kajitsu made by 8bit ^^


I think (hope) this could be a very enjoyable one.

May 2, 2014 1:47 PM by Hahalollawl

I'm really looking forward grisaia no kajitsu made by 8bit ^^

May 2, 2014 1:27 PM by Turekx

Thank you so much for this news in brief ! ;)

May 1, 2014 7:49 AM by terrablu2003

Mr_Gutts said:
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune and Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai

I'm glad they are new stories and not recap.

One is new and one is recap.

Apr 30, 2014 1:49 AM by tsubasalover

Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshimeguru Hakobune and Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai

I'm glad they are new stories and not recap.

Apr 29, 2014 9:29 AM by Mr_Gutts

I will watch all of those Anime, but Grisaia no Kajitsu :3

Apr 29, 2014 9:17 AM by Tengai


Pretty nice PV. It's got pretty interesting premise, balanced gender cast, and the train cars don't seem to be done in crappy CG. I also like the brawling scene with some thugs at the last couple of seconds, which means it will have some actions and not just some boring story about trains. The girls with unnaturally huge breasts kinda put a little damper on my expectations though.

Apr 29, 2014 2:56 AM by Amiluhur

kenshin_sama said:
Zetsumetsu Kigu Shoujo: Amazing Twins PV link goes to Rail Wars PV.

That has been fixed.

Apr 28, 2014 10:44 PM by tsubasalover

Zetsumetsu Kigu Shoujo: Amazing Twins PV link goes to Rail Wars PV.

Apr 28, 2014 9:19 PM by -Kenshin-

Messingo said:
A bit uneasy about 8bit doing Grisaia. My fingers are really crossed for this one.


Whats the problem? Their animation level is above average. And the quality of adaptation depends on director and main scriptwriter not the studio.

Apr 28, 2014 9:11 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Hmm, no new news about Tokyo ESP yet then..

Apr 28, 2014 9:03 PM by Zack312

Oh a Sailor Moon update?

Okay...

*heavy breathing* OMG!

Apr 28, 2014 8:19 PM by soulless4now

Rail Wars eh? That looks like something I should watch.

Apr 28, 2014 7:15 PM by Motherurck

parfaited said:
Yuki Kaiji's link goes to Kajita, Yuuki

though I wouldn't be surprised if they were the same person


Hmm close enough? Lol thanks changed it.

Apr 28, 2014 7:04 PM by Wind_Sr

kodokawa have bruth from softwere

Apr 28, 2014 6:53 PM by DateYutaka

Based Sunrise gave us the first 7 minutes of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn:PV(English)PV(Japanese)

#Hype
Wind_Sr said:
Aldnoah Zero: 2nd CM

Looks good.

Apr 28, 2014 6:51 PM by VioLink

A bit uneasy about 8bit doing Grisaia. My fingers are really crossed for this one.

Apr 28, 2014 6:24 PM by Messingo