Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for May 19 - 25

by Wind_Sr
May 26, 2014 2:33 PM | 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

Jinsei
Some staff for the series have been revealed.

Director: Keiichirou Kawaguchi
Series composition, Script: Naruhisa Arakawa
Screenplay: Tsuyoshi Tamai
Character Design: Tomoyuki Shitaya
Studio: Feel

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Anime Project for Ougyou Kawashigi's 'Jinsei' Green-lit


Akame ga Kill!
Some main/additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Tatsumi: Soma Saito
Mein: Yukari Tamura
Leone: Yuu Asakawa
Rabac: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Schere: Mamiko Noto
Braht: Katsuyuki Konishi
Esdese: Satomi Akesaka
Najenda: Risa Mizuno

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


Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Additional cast and staff for the series have been revealed.

Cast
Tomoya Aki: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Michiru Hyoudou: Sayuri Yahagi

Staff
Director: Kanta Kamei
Script: Fumiaki Maruto
Music: Hajime Hyakkoku
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Source: Official site
Previous related news: noitaminA's Summer, Fall and Winter Line-Up Announced


Glasslip
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Hina (Touko's younger sister): Nao Touyama
Momo (Yuu's older sister): Ai Kayano

Source: PV
Previous related news: Original Anime 'Glasslip' by P.A. Works to Air Summer 2014


Himegoto
Additional cast for the series have been revealed. Episodes will be 6 minutes each and will begin airing July 7th.

Kaguya Arikawa: Chinatsu Akasaki
Ichigou: Minami Tsuda
Mitsunaga Oda: Ayane Sakura
Hiro: Azusa Tadokoro
Tadokoro: Takuga Eguchi

Source: Scan via Yaraon!, Natalie
Previous related news: Crossdressing Manga 'Himegoto' Gets Anime Adaption


Majimoji Rurumo
Some cast members for the series have been revealed along with the opening and ending themes.

Rurumo: Suzuko Mimori
Chiro: Misato Fukuen
Sumiko Inoue: Shizuka Ishigami
Kouta Shibaki: Makoto Takahashi
Tanako Kujirai: Yurika Endou

Opening: "Seiippai, Tsutaetai! (せいいっぱい、伝えたい!)" by Suzuko Mimori
Ending: "Futari no Chronostasis (ふたりのクロノスタシス)" by Yurika Endou

Source: Scan via Yaraon!
Previous related news: Manga 'Majimoji Rurumo' Gets TV Anime Adaptation


Manga News

Manga Service x Servant Ending Next Month
A scan from Young Gangan magazine reveals that manga series Servant x Service will be ending in the next issue which will be released June 25th. The series received a TV anime adaptation which began airing July 2013 and ended September 2013.

Source: Scan via ANN


Industry News

Singer HIMEKA Ends Career in Japan
Singer HIMEKA has announced on her official Twitter that she will have to end her music career in Japan. Her previous contract expired on April 1st, and since she could not find a new agency, she will have to return back home to Canada.

Source: Tweet, Crunchyroll

News submitted by arsonal


Seiyuu Youko Honda Announces Marriage
Seiyuu Youko Honda has announced on her personal blog that she got married on May 25th.

Source: Youko Honda blog post

20 of 23 Comments Recent Comments

Amiluhur said:
Oh, i knew that Saenai Heroine is Fumiaki's work and i definitely expect faithful adaptation from him. The question is, will he be able to give much improvement and create a quality adaptation (storytelling-wise) given the fact that his material is yet another LN with very standard conventions?

Well, I guess that depends on whether he himself believes that his novel could be improved or not, like adding/changing stuff in the anime that he cant redo in the novel now, and stuff like that.

Either way, I'm expecting a good adaptation too and I look forward to any anime that does the original material justice.

May 28, 2014 1:26 PM by AdolTheRed

I will watch all of those upcoming Anime :3
I want Anime season 2 of Servant x Service!! I added the Manga on my plan to read list.
Never heard of HIMEKA and any of her songs, but I checked her out just now and she is so beautiful *^* I feel sorry for her :/ I hope she continues her music career in Japan someday again. Imma check out her songs later.
Also, congratulations to Youko Honda on her marriage ^^

May 28, 2014 8:41 AM by Tengai

Oh, i knew that Saenai Heroine is Fumiaki's work and i definitely expect faithful adaptation from him. The question is, will he be able to give much improvement and create a quality adaptation (storytelling-wise) given the fact that his material is yet another LN with very standard conventions? And the idea that this kind of thing is going to air on noitaminA is just . . . nah, they've got that Nanana show this season, so whatever.

Honestly though, LN with this kind of premise and characters usually make me laugh. Though intentionally or not is different issue.

May 27, 2014 4:00 PM by Amiluhur

Amiluhur said:

Oh God how torn i am right now. The very mention of Maruto Fumiaki in charge of script has gotten my hopes up a lot considering how awesome White Album 2 turned out to be. But knowing the kind of material he's getting his hands on (Well, if 12 manga chapters i've read is any indication) i just can't help but being pessimistic. Heroine no Sodatekata doesn't strike me as any different than your standard "Loser-dealing-with-bunch-of-beautiful-and-overbearing women" thing that so many LNs are so fond to indulge themselves upon, with standard stock of characters and very convenient storytelling. Of course execution is what matters more than anything, but that kind of story usually doesn't leave much room for anything else, nor being able to be more than what it looks like on the surface.

Isnt he the one who wrote the original novel that the anime is adapting? He even wrote the story for the manga adaptation of the same series too apparantly.

If the person wrting the script for an anime adaptation of a novel that he himself wrote, and even has experience in animes too, then I imagine that the anime adaptation would be as good as it can get if not even better than the original material. But thats just me being optimistic since the author of the novel is heavily involved in the anime too, and that usually leads to a decent - really good adaptation from what I've seen.

May 27, 2014 2:47 PM by AdolTheRed


Oh God how torn i am right now. The very mention of Maruto Fumiaki in charge of script has gotten my hopes up a lot considering how awesome White Album 2 turned out to be. But knowing the kind of material he's getting his hands on (Well, if 12 manga chapters i've read is any indication) i just can't help but being pessimistic. Heroine no Sodatekata doesn't strike me as any different than your standard "Loser-dealing-with-bunch-of-beautiful-and-overbearing women" thing that so many LNs are so fond to indulge themselves upon, with standard stock of characters and very convenient storytelling. Of course execution is what matters more than anything, but that kind of story usually doesn't leave much room for anything else, nor being able to be more than what it looks like on the surface.

May 27, 2014 7:14 AM by Amiluhur

Wind_Sr said:

Glasslip
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Hina (Touko's younger sister): Nao Touyama
Momo (Yuu's older sister): Ai Kayano

Source: PV
Previous related news: Original Anime 'Glasslip' by P.A. Works to Air Summer 2014



Seems like what you would expect from P.A. Works...gorgeous animation. However, does anyone else not quite get why the show is called Glasslip? I mean, I guess the main girl works with glass and wants to be a glass artisan, okay that's fine but from what I've seen, the glass hasn't seemed to have played all that significant a role in the videos so far...maybe I'll find out later.

May 27, 2014 12:59 AM by Hahalollawl

Smooki said:
looking soo forward to akame ga kill xD

May 26, 2014 11:50 PM by bunny1ov3r

Glasslip feel more like Hanasaku Iroha with nano.RIPE.

May 26, 2014 11:01 PM by NeoAnkara

Wind_Sr said:


They look very close to their manga design, nice job WF.
Wind_Sr said:
  • Ao Haru Ride: 2nd PV

  • Muh maaya Uchida

    Hooray for more Major and the gang!
    Wind_Sr said:
  • Glasslip: 2nd PV

  • Seems like it will be 2 boys trying to get the main girl while the model likes one of the boys, and on the side the guy with the headband and the glasses girl seem to be paired up. That's just my guess though.
    Wind_Sr said:
  • Aldnoah.Zero: 4th CM

  • Man this is looking good.

    May 26, 2014 10:56 PM by VioLink

    Can't wait for Akame ga Kill and Glasslip. :D

    And also Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata in Jan '15 :)

    May 26, 2014 9:19 PM by SandyBoi

    Glasslip staff :o

    May 26, 2014 7:36 PM by Haine

    Wind_Sr said:
    Singer HIMEKA Ends Career in Japan
    Singer HIMEKA has announced on her official Twitter that she will have to end her music career in Japan. Her previous contract expired on April 1st, and since she could not find a new agency, she will have to return back home to Canada.

    HIMEKA is thoroughly underrated as an Anisong Grand Prix winner. I hope it wasn't the fact that she is not Japanese that made her unable to get jobs as an anisong singer.

    May 26, 2014 6:44 PM by arsonal

    Stark700 said:
    Behemoth11 said:
    Service x Servant comes to an end finally.


    I'm hoping there will be enough material for another season.


    Far better than Working! imo. I hope there is enough material for another season as well but since it's ending would they even make another season? I may have to start reading manga.

    May 26, 2014 6:22 PM by Elmm

    looking soo forward to akame ga kill xD

    May 26, 2014 5:05 PM by smooki91

    Nice briefs... but,i don't know that manga of SxS is so short... About the 2nd Season of Yowapeda and the Mushibugyou OVA... Interesting... The animes of the next season, Akame and Ao Haru Ride are the most expected,i think... ^^

    May 26, 2014 4:17 PM by Montinihabato13

    S x S has just 4 volumes? Does anyone knows how many chapters total and how many were adapted?

    May 26, 2014 3:42 PM by Nachtwandler_21

    Oh, Servant x Service is ending. I hope it gets another season, I think it sold pretty well if I remember correctly. If not, then I'll just read the manga. Hopefully Hasabe and Lucy end up together.

    May 26, 2014 3:14 PM by Fujaku

    tsubasalover said:

    It has been posted in previous Briefs.


    Ah I see.

    May 26, 2014 3:04 PM by Stark700


    It has been posted in previous Briefs.

    May 26, 2014 2:55 PM by tsubasalover

    Behemoth11 said:
    Service x Servant comes to an end finally.


    I'm hoping there will be enough material for another season.

    May 26, 2014 2:54 PM by Stark700