Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Apr 28 - May 4

by Wind_Sr
May 5, 2014 10:47 AM | 23 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

Free!: Eternal Summer
It has been announced that the second season will named Free!: Eternal Summer. An additional cast member has also been revealed.

Sosuke Yamazaki: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Source: ANN, Official site
Previous related news: Second Season of 'Free!' Announced


Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Garasu Noda: Shiori Izawa
Satsuki Kashiwaba: Mikako Izawa
Misato Mizumoto: Minami Tsuda
Kaoru Mihara: Eriko Matsui
Mizuku Tada: Takehiro Murozono
Tatsuya Usami: Toshinobu Iida
Tomoko Usami: Mao Ichimichi

Source: Tweet from official Twitter account
Previous related news: Manga 'Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.' to Get Anime Adaptation


Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Harumi Sakuraba: Megumi Takamoto
Shizuka Kasagi: Aya Suzaki
Ruthkhania Nye Pardomshiha: Saori Hayami

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?' Gets Anime Adaptation for Summer 2014


Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!
Additional cast members for the OVA have been revealed.

Carpaccio: Saori Hayami
Peperoni: You Taichi

Source: animate.tv
Previous related news: Movie and OVA of Girls und Panzer Announced


Other Anime News

Kotonoha no Niwa
The movie has won the AniMovie Award at the recent Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival which was held April 22–27th.

Source: Anime! Anime!


Industry News

Cardcaptor Sakura North American Blu-ray/DVD Announced
It has been announced that NIS America will be releasing the Cardcaptor Sakura series on Blu-ray and DVD in North America.

Source: ANN

Seiyuu Jouji Yada Passes Away

It has been announced that on May 1st, seiyuu Kouji Yada passed away at the age of 81. He is best know for his roles as Dr. Gero and Zeff.

Source: Aoni official site

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Cardcaptor Sakura North American Blu-ray/DVD Announced

now I feel nostalgic

May 6, 2014 9:24 AM by Mr_Gutts

Free!: Eternal Summer???? Pretty cool name.
Fuck yeah, Hosoya will be joining the swimming team ahahaha.
I'll watch all of those upcoming Anime :3
I guess I should watch Kotonoha no Niwa soon.
Rest in peace, Kouji Yada. Never heard of him, but I thank him.

May 6, 2014 7:07 AM by Tengai

interesting news, but one more time no bleach remake =|

May 6, 2014 6:48 AM by Nephiz

Thanks for the new pills, although this time came before the national sites that I frequent ...!^^"

May 6, 2014 6:42 AM by terrablu2003

I'm not too big on the new character for Free! yet but you can't go wrong with Hosoyan. <3

May 6, 2014 3:53 AM by phoenixalia

Girls Und Panzer I want to see those Hippo team again.. hope for 2nd season though..

May 6, 2014 12:05 AM by Dark_Messiah

Face_Faith said:
Wind_Sr said:
Sosuke Yamazaki: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Summer will be glorious! ヽ(*´ー`*)ノ

I so agree with you! Hosoya!~ <3

May 5, 2014 8:24 PM by CamilaTiemi

Wind_Sr said:

It has been announced that the second season will named Free!: Eternal Summer. An additional cast member has also been revealed.

Sosuke Yamazaki: Yoshimasa Hosoya



A new rival? : O omg!

And i'm so sad to hear about Zeff's voice actor :( Rest in peace!

May 5, 2014 3:46 PM by Chibi-Alice

I'm happy to see Saori Hayami getting more roles this year. =)

My condolences goes out to friends and family of Jouji Yada. May he rest in peace.^^

May 5, 2014 3:31 PM by AlphaDeltaZeta

Infatuate said:
Lol had no idea about free.

Kyoani is officially shit and I expect nothing good from them in the future anymore.
Can't be worse than Chuunibyou Ren right?Atleast they'll be following the 2nd novel instead of doing a loose adaption.

Either way looking forward to seeing more Rin and the new character too.

May 5, 2014 3:20 PM by VanishingKira

Congrats to Kotonoha no Niwa :)

Ahh Cardcaptor Sakura. I saw it the pre-order on rightstuf a few days ago and was contemplating whether or not I should get it, and it's Blu-ray too!

May 5, 2014 3:02 PM by tingy

Free! 2nd... interesting.... the other is not so for me... e.e

May 5, 2014 2:51 PM by Montinihabato13

So Sousuke Yamazaki is a new main Character in free :O seiously can't wait for summer <3

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? .... I bet another harem >_>

Congratulations Kotonoha no Niwa :o But I didn't love it that much 7.5-8 /10

May 5, 2014 2:11 PM by Haine

Lol had no idea about free.

Kyoani is officially shit and I expect nothing good from them in the future anymore.

May 5, 2014 1:56 PM by Infatuate

I'm definitely buying the Cardcaptor Sakura series! A classic; I used to love it!

Sad to hear about Jouji Yada. :(

May 5, 2014 12:56 PM by malvarez1

Girls und Panzer <3

The Cardcaptor Sakura news is also interesting. I might consider purchasing a copy considering it's one of my all time favorite shows.

May 5, 2014 12:49 PM by Stark700

2nd season of Free! yaaaaaaaaaaaaattaa
can't wait ;a;

May 5, 2014 12:24 PM by lolw-a

Face_Faith said:
Wind_Sr said:
Sosuke Yamazaki: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Summer will be glorious! ヽ(*´ー`*)ノ

May 5, 2014 11:55 AM by NemuriNezumi

Sweet. I'm looking forward to the 2nd season of Free! and the inevitable embarrassing moments starring Rei.

May 5, 2014 11:40 AM by baskervillain

Awesome.

May 5, 2014 11:31 AM by LaLa69