Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for May 12 - 18

by Wind_Sr
May 19, 2014 5:31 PM | 28 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

Hanamonogatari
It was originally announced that the series would air May 31, 2014; however, the series has now been delayed five weeks and will begin airing on August 16, 2014. The five episodes missed due to the delay will all air on August 16th.

Source: Tweet 1, Tweet 2
Previous related news: 'Hanamonogatari' in Production for 2014 as 'Monogatari Series: Second Season +α'


New Initial D Movie: Legend 1 - Kakusei
The main cast members for the movie have been revealed.

Takumi Fujiwara: Mamoru Miyano
Keisuke Takahashi: Yuuichi Nakamura
Ryousuke Takahashi: Daisuke Ono
Itsuki Takeuchi: Minoru Shiraishi
Natsuki Mogi: Maaya Uchida
Bunta Fujiwara: Hiroaki Hirata

Source: PV
Previous related news: 'Initial D' Movie Announced to Be Part of a Trilogy


Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
A new key visual and the staff for the movie series have been revealed.

Director: Takashi Imanishi
Character Design: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Tsukasa Kotobuki
Original Mechanical Design: Kunio Okawara
Mechanical Design: Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Mika Akitaka, Junichi Akutsu
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Music: Takayuki Hattori
Direction/Arrangement: Kiyoshi Egami, Ichirou Itano
Illustration Director: Hiroyuki Nishimura
Mechanical Illustration Director: Takuya Suzuki
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda, Yukiko Maruyama
Color Design: Nagisa Abe
Filming Director: Takeshi Kuzuyama
Editing: Masahito Yoshitake
Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
Chief Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Studio: Sunrise

Source: Gundam Info
Previous related news: Two New Gundam Movies Announced


Hanayamata
A new key visual can be found on the official site. Every two days, a new character will be revealed in the key visual. Two characters are shown at the time of this post. Two additional cast members have been revealed as well.

Sally Sensei: Megumi Toyoguchi
Kachi Oufuna: Tsuyoshi Koyama

Source: Official site, ANN
Previous related news: Manga 'Hanayamata' Receives Anime Adaptation


Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49
Additional cast members for the series along with the opening theme have been revealed.

Ran Kazehara: Shintaro Asanuma
Shiima Hayamizu: Kousuke Toriumi
Ryuunosuke Date: Daisuke Kishio

Opening: "Hello Sekai (ハロー世界)" by Shounen Hollywood (the main 5)

Source: nekonotemo
Previous related new: Novel 'Shounen Hollywood' Gets TV Anime Adaptation for Summer 2014


Kiniro Mosaic 2nd Season
It has been announced that the second season will keep the same cast and staff as the first season.

Source: nekonotemo
Previous related news: 'Kiniro Mosaic' to Get Sequel


Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
The official site for the anime has been opened. The site has revealed that the series will begin airing October 2014 and also lists some of the staff.

Original Creator: August
Original Character Design: bekkankou
Director, Character Design, Animation Director: Kenichi Konishi, Tomomi Kamiya, Asami Sodeyama, Kaori Hayashi, Yu Nobuta
Series Composition: Kiyoko Yoshimura
Music: Active Planets
Studio: Hoods Entertainment

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Adult PC Game 'Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai' To Be Animated

Manga News

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san
A scan from the upcoming issue of Shounen Magazine reveals that the series will be ending in the next issue of the magazine which will be released on May 28, 2014. The manga received a TV anime adaptation along with an OVA.

Source: ANN

Edit: Added in news for Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai[/b][/u]

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Nice. Im waiting to see those anime

May 21, 2014 4:53 PM by crazymonkey00

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

finally a synopsis

May 21, 2014 7:00 AM by Mr_Gutts

Wind_Sr said:
I have also added in news on airing date/staff for Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai. Please take a look if you have already looked at the first post :)


Ah interesting and it looks like a Fall's show. I saw the other official site update a few days agoo too.

May 20, 2014 8:26 PM by Stark700

SHAFT trolling us all with something that's never be released... I bet it will be delayed to December comes August.

May 20, 2014 8:03 PM by bunny1ov3r

Nice news, thank you very much...

May 20, 2014 8:05 AM by terrablu2003

Sweet!!
Those PVs :3

May 20, 2014 6:35 AM by Tengai

I have also added in news on airing date/staff for Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai. Please take a look if you have already looked at the first post :)

May 20, 2014 12:54 AM by Wind_Sr

tsubasalover said:
j0x said:
still no news about Initial D Final Stage? that should have been their priority first instead of a remake movie


Sorry, I missed the info. This CM, which was posted on April 12, says it began on May 16, 2014.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUkr4VAq-bg


cool that means fansubs will be out soon, thanks for the news

May 20, 2014 12:52 AM by j0x

j0x said:
still no news about Initial D Final Stage? that should have been their priority first instead of a remake movie


Sorry, I missed the info. This CM, which was posted on April 12, says it began on May 16, 2014.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUkr4VAq-bg

May 20, 2014 12:22 AM by tsubasalover

da hell, delayed by five weeks they said. :/
But yeah its good to hear that those 5 eps will aired all at once on August 16th. Worth to wait.

May 19, 2014 11:31 PM by hublaa

Aww, Hanamonogatari is delayed. SHAFT, you troller.

Anyways, nuff said, SAO II will cover 2 volumes of the novel, so it means, this season can only get 12 episodes?

May 19, 2014 10:36 PM by SweetCoconut

So they removed all the previous cast for the Initial D remake movie, why not.

And Shaft being procrastinative as usual with Monogatari Series, at least it will be worth the wait.

May 19, 2014 10:24 PM by Kionys

SAO was a flawed show, but i enjoyed it thoroughly ("so bad it's good" kind of thing, i suppose). The wacky plot, hilarious imouto stuff, and over the top villain were the most obvious banal aspects of the show that surprisingly i didn't mind too much, instead i found them to be completely hilarious and entertaining. Call me a dork all you want, but the Suguha-Kirito drama on eps 22 totally had me in stitches. So yeah, so long as SAO II can maintain the same level of wackiness for the whole season, it'll have a chance to be a great guilty pleasure.

Btw, genderbending Kirito with fluttery long hair on the PV looks pretty hot.

May 19, 2014 7:29 PM by Amiluhur

FullmetalCowboy said:
Seeing as Sword Art Online II has "guns" in it, I am calling bullshit on this one. The show's called "Sword Art Online" right? Why the hell are there going to be guns in SAO II.

Because it'll be a different game (Gun Gale Online). The author also wanted the title to be consistent, but you'll see that the new game will tie in to Aincrad more than you think.

amehmood16 said:
It's called Gun Gale Online, a new VRMMORPG. That's pretty much the whole story of SAO, Kirito just keeps going into different games and whooping ass along with gaining new harem members. Since this is only going to be a one cour, I hope it will be a lot better in terms of pacing and content shown.

I don't remember any sources stating it'll be one cour, but I would be glad it would be seeing that the TV series should end before Mother's Rosario and make that arc into a movie. GGO will be the last new game Kirito will be entering. Can't wait to see the Alicization arc animated however, that's where this series really shines. As for the harem members, at least the later girls (and guys) actually are part of the plot. Silica, Liz, etc. were just characters from the novel's side stories in volume 2 that don't have much to do with the progression of the story other than Yui.

May 19, 2014 7:23 PM by LastChapter

i believe gundam is what everybody waiting for aside from GGO.
which is kirito is awefully strange designed

May 19, 2014 7:18 PM by illiara

It's called Gun Gale Online, a new VRMMORPG. That's pretty much the whole story of SAO, Kirito just keeps going into different games and whooping ass along with gaining new harem members. Since this is only going to be a one cour, I hope it will be a lot better in terms of pacing and content shown.

May 19, 2014 7:16 PM by Calculus94

Seeing as Sword Art Online II has "guns" in it, I am calling bullshit on this one. The show's called "Sword Art Online" right? Why the hell are there going to be guns in SAO II.

May 19, 2014 7:03 PM by FullmetalCowboy

Wind_Sr said:
alexpte said:
People were complaining about the quality of the latest SAO II trailer, I find myself actually enjoying it. Fingers crossed that A-1 won't fuck up, but seeing the first season plus that fanservice special, they probably will.


Same, I enjoyed it as well. I thought the first season was fairly good, but some improvements definitely could have been made. I'm very curious to see how this upcoming season will turn out.


same for me - People who complain probably they watched log of horizon and forgot about SAO

May 19, 2014 6:38 PM by AllenVonStein

Wind_Sr said:
alexpte said:
People were complaining about the quality of the latest SAO II trailer, I find myself actually enjoying it. Fingers crossed that A-1 won't fuck up, but seeing the first season plus that fanservice special, they probably will.


Same, I enjoyed it as well. I thought the first season was fairly good, but some improvements definitely could have been made. I'm very curious to see how this upcoming season will turn out.

Stark700 said:
Bakumatsu Rock had a first PV?


Ah I thought I remembered seeing a PV for it before this one, but checking it now I think I was thinking of the game for some reason. I'll change it.


I thought that PV was the game's, though...

May 19, 2014 6:36 PM by Laciie