Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for May 26 - Jun 1

by Wind_Sr
Jun 2, 2014 3:56 PM | 27 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

Akame ga Kill!
It has been announced that the series will be two-cour.

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


Hanayamata
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed along with the opening and ending themes.

Sally Sensei: Megumi Toyoguchi
Katsu Oofuna: Tsuyoshi Koyama

OP: "Hana wa Odoreya Irohaniho (花ハ踊レヤいろはにほ)" by Team Hanayamata (main 5)
ED: "Hanayuki (花雪)" by smileY inc.(スマイリー) (Unit consists of Yuka Ootsubo & Yuuyu P)

Source: animate.tv
Previous related news: Manga 'Hanayamata' Receives Anime Adaptation


Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku
The cast for the series has been revealed.

Kotetsu: Suzuko Mimori
Ootetsu: Kazuya Ichijo
Junko Mama: Kanako Tojo
Sakura: Izumi Kitta

Source: Comic Natalie
Previous related news: 'Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku' Manga to Receive TV Anime Adaptation


Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Ken Miyamae: Kenta Miyake
Mitsuya Maeno: Daisuke Ono
Yukari Miyako: Ayako Kawasumi

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Manga 'Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun' Adapted for Summer 2014


Zankyou no Terror
FUNimation Entertainment has announced that they have acquired the rights to simulcast the series and will be holding the world premiere screening at this year's Anime Expo on July 5th.

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


Hybrid Child (OVA)
The cast and staff for the OVA have been revealed.

Cast
Kotaro Izumi: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Shizuki: Daisuke Hirakawa
Yuzu: Tsubasa Yonaga
Ichi Seya: Ryouhei Kimura
Tsukishima: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Kuroda: Yuuki Ono
Music Studio: Lantis
Studio: Studio Deen

Staff
Director: Michio Fukuda
Series Composistion: Aki Itami
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
Color Design: Ayako Matsunaga
Film Design: Masayuki Kawaguchi
Editing: Masahiro Matsumura
Music Director: Kazuya Tanaka
Music: Hijiri Anze

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Manga 'Hybrid Child' To Be Animated


Aldnoah.Zero
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Rayet Areash: Sachika Misawa
Inko Amifumi: Mikako Komatsu
Calm Craftman: Taishi Murata
Nina Klein: Ai Kakuma
Okisuke Mikuni: Yoshitaka Yamaya
Yuki Kaiduka: Sayaka Oohara
Koichiro Marito: Kazuya Nakai
Soma YaGarai: Kousuke Toriumi
Darzana Magbaredge: Ai Kayano
Kaoru Mizusaki: Yuu Shimamura

Source: Official site
Previous related news: New Original TV Anime 'Aldnoah Zero' Announced


Tokyo ESP
The cast and staff for the series have been revealed.

Cast
Rinka Urushiba: Ibuki Kido
Kyotaro Azuma: Keisuke Koumoto
Minami Azumi: Sachika Misawa
Murasaki Edoyama: Azusa Tadokoro
Ayumu Oozora: Megumi Ogata
Kobushi Kuroi: Mai Aizawa
Rindo Urushiba : Tetsu Inada
Professor: Yoshihisa Kawahara
Inspector Nabeshima: Yoshito Yasuhara
Master Yodani: Kazuhiko Inoue
Chairman Edoyama: Jouji Nakata
Hotokeda: Tessyo Genda
Shin Kakuno: Masashi Ebara
Sukesaburo: Mugihito
Reia Oozora: Fuyuka Ooura
Casey: Hirokazu Hiramatsu

Staff
Director: Shigehito Takayanagi
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Script: Katsuhiko Takayama, Yasuko Kamo
Series Composition, Script: Hideyuki Kurata
Chief Animation Director, Character Design: Masaaki Takiyama
Character Design: Mitsuru Ishihara
Art Director: Ryouka Kinoshita
Executive Producer, Planning: Takeshi Yasuda
Music: Lantis
Studio: Xebec

Source: Crunchyroll, Moca News
Previous related news: Manga 'Toyko ESP' to be Animated


Other Anime News

Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Possible spoilers regarding the next arc in the series are below.


Manga News

Black Bullet Manga to End This Month
A scan from Dengeki Maoh magazine reveals that the manga adaptation of Black Bullet will be ending in the August issue of the magazine. The issue will be released on June 27th. The light novel series still remains ongoing.

Source: Scan via ANN

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uran10 said:
Sooo am I the only one impressed by Kill la Kill's english dub?

nope, it seems pretty good

Jun 4, 2014 5:36 PM by asume5

uran10 said:
Sooo am I the only one impressed by Kill la Kill's english dub?


Yep。

You got some pretty low standards, son.

Jun 4, 2014 4:37 PM by Banshee-IV

Mr_Gutts said:
so black bullet is coming to an end i guess they were to close to the light novel or something.

Um, manga adaptations of any LNs are usually based on an arc or a few arcs in the LN instead of the whole novel. Mahouka for example, has 4 manga adaptations, each one based on an arc in the LN.

Jun 4, 2014 8:23 AM by EasyGo-er

so black bullet is coming to an end i guess they were to close to the light novel or something.

Jun 4, 2014 8:19 AM by Mr_Gutts

Man, I can't wait to see Kuroshitsuji and Tokyo Ghoul. Those CMs.

Jun 3, 2014 2:19 PM by Itami

The Tokyo Ghoul PV is magnificent , loved the animation of it.

Jun 3, 2014 2:04 PM by Hatsuyuki

I guess Hunter x Hunter will be ending soon.

Togashi better make sure the manga runs for awhile this time!!

Jun 3, 2014 9:54 AM by malvarez1

Thanks boy ! ;)

Jun 3, 2014 8:48 AM by terrablu2003

Cant wait for Akame ga Kill

Jun 3, 2014 5:00 AM by hublaa

Nice briefs....

Jun 3, 2014 4:48 AM by Montinihabato13

Sooo am I the only one impressed by Kill la Kill's english dub?

Jun 3, 2014 4:15 AM by uran10

neehow said:
AHHH more boring cartoons are coming. Where IS MY ATTACK ON TITAN RETARDED GIANT NAKED PEOPLE VERSION 2.0 COMING FRICK


What?
Anyway.........fuck yeah for these upcoming "boring cartoons" !!!

Jun 3, 2014 3:03 AM by Tengai

Black Bullet's Manga was meh for me anyways. the Light Novels are still ongoing. i would be sad if the 8th volume was the last one for it.

Just like always the Manga Adaptions of light novels/serial novels/visual novels are really a hit or miss. most are really not that great

Jun 2, 2014 8:55 PM by FatalFandom

A shame that Black Bullet manga is ending soon. Despite having inferior artsyle and less recognizable characters design, i find the manga 100X better than anime. Characters more fleshed out, certain plot points feel plausible, and actually gives me time to emphatize with each characters. Well, basically stuff that the show didn't even bother to deal with.

Jun 2, 2014 8:41 PM by Amiluhur

Stark700 said:
I wonder how faithful the material will be for Akame ga Kill considering a recent chapter just came out.


The latest chapter was basically filler, with the number of pages amounting to less than double digits. I'm not worried about the faithfulness, I'm more worried about the inevitable censorship. I'm anticipating the anime will end in a cliffhanger perhaps

Jun 2, 2014 7:06 PM by LastChapter

seriously, i've never thought it will be like this

Jun 2, 2014 6:57 PM by illiara

Akame ga Kill! two-cour. that's the good news for me.

Jun 2, 2014 6:52 PM by AllenVonStein

I'm sad that Black Bullet manga is ending since I really enjoyed how the manga took it's time and added to the story and characters, making many of the memorable moments much more emotionally powerful.

Jun 2, 2014 6:51 PM by Exkalamity

More PVs for SAO II. I still have hopes that the adaption would be better than the first season since Gun Gale Online is much less expanded than Aincrad and Alfeim Online.

Jun 2, 2014 6:41 PM by LastChapter

Akame ga Kill! a two cour? Well I didn't expect that one

Jun 2, 2014 6:39 PM by YukinoAsakura