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News Briefs for Jul 28 - Aug 3

by Snow
Aug 6, 2014 10:01 AM | 22 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

Ai Tenchi Muyo!
Additional staff members have been revealed.

Staff
Director: Hiroshi Negishi
Character Design: Suzuhito Yasuda

Source: Tweet


Denki-gai no Honya-san
Main cast members have been revealed along with performers of the theme songs.

Cast
Hio: Natsumi Takamori
Sensei: Minami Tsuda
Rotten Girl: Ayana Taketatsu
Kameko: Mai Aizawa
Porn Agent: Yuu Kobayashi
Haruka Tsumori: Satomi Sato
Director: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Sommelier: Takahiro Tomita
Umio: Ryota Ohsaka

Opening Theme: Ayana Taketatsu
Ending Theme: denk!girls (Natsumi Takamori, Minami Tsuda, Ayana Taketatsu, and Mai Aizawa)

Source: ANN
Previous related news: Manga 'Denki-Gai no Honya-san' Gets TV Anime Adaptation For Fall 2014


Grisaia no Kajitsu
The main cast along with some staff members, studio, and theme song performers have been revealed.

Cast
Yuuji Kazami: Takahiro Sakurai
Yumiko Sakaki: Ryouko Tanaka
Amane Suou: Hiroko Taguchi
Michiru Matsuzaki: Kaori Mizuhashi
Makina Irisu: Tomoe Tamiya
Sachi Komine: Ai Shimizu

Staff
Studio: 8bit
Director: Tenshou
Character Design, General Art Director: Akio Watanabe
Character Original Plan: Akio Watanabe, Fumio
Series Composition: Eiji Kurata

Opening Theme: Maon Kurosaki
Ending Theme: Yoshino Nanjou

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: Adult PC Game 'Grisaia no Kajitsu' To Be Animated


Kantai Collection: KanColle
The series has been set to air during Winter 2015, and it was announced that battle scenes will be in 3D.

Source: Nekonotemo


Kiseijuu
The main cast along with staff members and the studio for the series have been revealed.

Cast
Migi: Aya Hirano
Shinichi Izumi: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Satomi Murano: Kana Hanazawa

Staff
Studio: Madhouse
Director: Kenichi Shimizu
Art Director: Fuminao Akai
CG Director: Naoya Fukushi
Character Design: Tadashi Hiramatsu
Chief Animation Director: Toshiyuki Komaru
Color Design: Ken Hashimoto
Director of Photography: Akane Fukuhara
Editing: Kashiko Kimura
Music: Ken Arai
Series Composition: Shoji Yonemura
Sound Director: Tomoaki Yamada

Source: Mantan Web
Previous related news: Manga 'Kiseijuu' (Parasyte) to Receive Two Live-Action Films and a TV Anime Series


Mujaki Rakuen
Main cast members have been revealed.

Cast
Shouta: Yasuaki Takumi
Konomi: Mayuka Nomura
Manatsu: Sachie Hirai
Rio: Ayano Niina
Nako: Nana Inoue
Sayo: Kanami Satou

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: Manga 'Mujaki no Rakuen' Bundles OVA


Nanatsu no Taizai
Part of the main cast along with some staff members have been revealed. Theme songs will be announced in the next issue.

Cast
Meliodas: Yuki Kaji
Elizabeth: Sora Amamiya
Hawk: Misaki Kuno

Staff
Character Design: Keigo Sasaki
Director: Tensai Okamura
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
Series Composition: Shoutarou Suga

Source: Yaraon
Previous related news: Manga 'Nanatsu no Taizai' Gets TV Anime Adaptation


Project Itoh
Key visuals for the series have been released, designed by redjuice.

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: noitaminA Announces 'Project Itoh' and 'Psycho-Pass' Movies for 2015


Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
Performers for the theme songs have been revealed.

Opening Theme: Satomi Sato
Ending Theme: Kaori Sasaki (CV: Hatsumi Takada) & Yui Furukawa (CV: Akane Tomonaga)

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: Visual Novel 'Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete' Gets Anime Adaptation


Manga News

Monthly Comic Blade Discontinued
It has been announced that Comic Blade will cease publication and be replaced with the publisher Mag Garden's new magazine titled Comic Garden. Many works from the magazine will be available online at the new Comic Blade website for free beginning next month. This announcement follows the similar discontinuation of Mag Garden's Comic Avarus.

Source: Natalie


Naruto Spin-off Manga
It was announced in the September issue of Saikyo Jump magazine that the November issue will contain a new spin-off manga of Naruto. The manga will feature Sasuke Uchiha and is titled Uchiha Sasuke no Sharingan Den.

Source: ANN


Industry News

Seiyuu Youko Honna Married
The seiyuu announced her marriage via her blog. Her spouse is not involved in the anime industry.

Source: Official Blog


Mangaka Hiroshi Obi Passes Away
The author of Ganbare Goemon passed away at age 54 due to a brain stem hemorrhage.

Source: ANN

20 of 22 Comments Recent Comments

I can't wait for that Sasuke manga. Not sure if it'll be funnier than the one with Rock Lee.

Aug 8, 2014 4:26 PM by soulless4now

gardevoir7 said:
Snow said:

Naruto Spin-off Manga
It was announced in the September issue of Saikyo Jump magazine, that the November issue will contain a new spin-off manga of Naruto.
The manga will feature Sasuke Uchiha and is titled Uchiha Sasuke no Sharingan Den.


They ended Rock Lee's manga for that!?


I think it's kishi with a pen name finally revealing the true name of his manga.

Aug 8, 2014 1:49 PM by ColorlessHuman

so sasuke is getting his own manga

Aug 8, 2014 1:17 PM by Mr_Gutts

gardevoir7 said:
Snow said:

Naruto Spin-off Manga
It was announced in the September issue of Saikyo Jump magazine, that the November issue will contain a new spin-off manga of Naruto.
The manga will feature Sasuke Uchiha and is titled Uchiha Sasuke no Sharingan Den.


They ended Rock Lee's manga for that!?
It's because Lee isn't an Uchiha.

Aug 7, 2014 4:14 PM by Minagatachi

mistress_kisara said:
Too bad the show its only 5 minutes long

Indeed, 5 minutes per episode. Well, that explains a lot.

Aug 7, 2014 10:21 AM by Subpyro

Subpyro said:
A 4-cour? That's rather uncommon nowadays. Well, well, this sure is interesting.


Too bad the show its only 5 minutes long

Aug 7, 2014 7:18 AM by mistress_kisara

millo said:

what? which one? i didnt read any 4-cour related news up there...

Snow said:
Upcoming Anime

Ai · Tenchi Muyo!
Additional staff members have been revealed.

Staff
Director: Hiroshi Negishi
Character Design: Suzuhito Yasuda

Source: Tweet

This one.

Aug 7, 2014 4:12 AM by Subpyro

Subpyro said:
A 4-cour? That's rather uncommon nowadays. Well, well, this sure is interesting.


what? which one? i didnt read any 4-cour related news up there...

Aug 7, 2014 12:01 AM by millo

Oh god yes More Ghost in the shell; though I prefer the English-dub for that anime.

Aug 6, 2014 5:55 PM by Rasco

Snow said:

Naruto Spin-off Manga
It was announced in the September issue of Saikyo Jump magazine, that the November issue will contain a new spin-off manga of Naruto.
The manga will feature Sasuke Uchiha and is titled Uchiha Sasuke no Sharingan Den.


They ended Rock Lee's manga for that!?

Aug 6, 2014 4:29 PM by gardevoir7

The additional information about Grisaia no Kajitsu is great! Finally...Haven't thought it would air next season. I'm curious about how they will adapt it. The VN is has a veeery long playing time.

Aug 6, 2014 1:34 PM by Azerola

A 4-cour? That's rather uncommon nowadays. Well, well, this sure is interesting.

Aug 6, 2014 12:42 PM by Subpyro

The link for the PV of Arise is wrong, it's the CM for Yuusha de aru

Aug 6, 2014 12:25 PM by Hatsuyuki

Great choice Sakurai as the voice of Yuuji (main character of Grisaia).

Aug 6, 2014 11:57 AM by kratos_aurion

Nice, looking forward to watch all of these animes and of cource narutos spin-off

Aug 6, 2014 11:39 AM by Naizo

Mujaki no Rakuen, Kantai Collection, Project Itoh, Kiseijuu and Nanatsu no Taizai are all worth watching

Aug 6, 2014 11:17 AM by thepath

I seen the original TV series as a child, one of my favorite upbringing and the last harem I ever enjoyed. When I heard they were making an anime for this, I was so excited like I did for Digimon (2015), but finding out its only 5 minute special episode... :(

Aug 6, 2014 10:34 AM by vansonbee

Ai Tenchi Muyo has horrendous character designs, kill it with fire magma.

I can't wait for the TGS flood with Kancolle news, more details on the Vita version will be announced around that time.

Aug 6, 2014 10:27 AM by Hoppy

Uchiha Sasuke no Sharingan Den, huh. Sasuke shall redeem himself.
Congratulations to Youko Honna~
Rest in peace to Hiroshi Obi~
I will watch all these Animu!! Kiseijuu, Nanatsu no Taizai, and Grisaia no Kajitsu :3

Aug 6, 2014 10:26 AM by Tengai

The Ai · Tenchi Muyo! designs looks so different..

Ah, it's a shame that Kantai won't be debuting for Fall. Oh well, at least we have Grisaia no Kajitsu and the confirmed voice casting. Really hoping to see an animated PV of Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete soon as well.

Aug 6, 2014 10:21 AM by Stark700