Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Aug 18 - 24

by Snow
Aug 25, 2014 7:50 AM | 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

Ai Tenchi Muyo!
The premise of the new series and the character designs for six new characters were posted on the series' official site.

Synopsis
In the story, the world is in trouble because Washu is stirring up trouble again. In order to save the world from crisis, Tenchi goes undercover as a teacher in a girls' school; however, many problems arise as Tenchi is predisposed to finding trouble. (Source: ANN)

Source: Official Twitter
Previous related news: New 'Tenchi Muyo' Series to Start Fall 2014


Donten ni Warau
Additional cast members have been announced.

Sousei Abeno: Kousuke Toriumi
Mutsuki Ashiya: Yuuki Fujiwara
Zenzou Inukai: Takahiro Fujiwara
Chenran Shi: Hiroshi Iwasaki

Source: Natalie
Previous related news: Shoujo Manga 'Donten ni Warau' to Get TV Anime Adaptation


Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus
Additional cast members have been revealed.

Walter Bargest: Ryotaro Okiayu
Dustin Morgan: Yuuichi Nakamura
Keith Walter: Aki Kinone

Source: AnimeAnime
Previous related news: 'Fafner Exodus' TV Anime to Air Winter 2015


Gangsta.
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Gina Paulklee: Yoshiko Sakakibara
Doug: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Ginger: Mikako Komatsu

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: TV Anime Adaptation of 'Gangsta.' Green-Lit


Girlfriend (Kari)
Additional cast members have been revealed along with a PV that streamed the beginning of a press concerence. More will be announced at a later date.

Nonoka Sasahara: Haruka Tomatsu
Yuzuko Hazuki: Kaori Ishihara
Kanata Amatsu: Kikuko Inoue
Isuzu Shiranui: Aoi Yuuki
Koruri Tokitani: Yukari Tamura
Mahiro Natsume: Minori Chihara
Saya Kagurazaka: Minako Kotobuki
Mutsumi Shigino: Minami Tsuda
Nao Miyoshi: Maaya Uchida
Matsuri Kagami: Rie Kugimiya
Rino Suzukawa: Emiri Kato
Shinobu Kokonoe: Houko Kuwashima
Remi Tamai: Noriko Shitaya
Tsugumi Harumiya: Ayahi Takagaki
Haruno Yumesaki: Ai Kayano

Source: Tweet, Tweet
Previous related news: SNS Game 'Girlfriend (Kari)' Gets TV Anime


Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Additional staff members have been revealed along with the opening theme and the performer of the ending theme.

Art Director: Akiko Kikuchi
Color Design: Eri Suzuki
Editing: Kentarou Tsubone
Film Director: Tomoyuki Shiokawa
Music: Hajime Hyakkou
Music Studio: Mediafactory
Sound Director: Youta Tsuruoka

Opening Theme: "Welcome!! DISCO Kemo Kemo Ke" by Kokkuri-san (CV: Daisuke Ono). Narration by Inugami (CV: Takahiro Sakurai), Shigaraki (CV: Jouji Nakata)
Ending Theme: Atsushi Suemitsu

Source: Official site, Tweet, Tweet
Previous related news: 4-Panel Manga 'Gugure! Kokkuri-san' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation


Gundam Build Fighters Try
Performers of the theme songs have been announced.

Opening Theme: BACK-ON
Ending Theme: SCREEN mode

Source: Yaraon
Previous related news: 'Gundam Build Fighters' to Get Sequel [Update 6/12]


Log Horizon 2nd Season
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed along with the ending theme song performer.

Kinjou: Tsubasa Yonaga
Rieze: Rie Murakawa
Tetra: Yukiyo Fujii

Ending Theme: "Wonderful Wonder World*" by Yun*chi

Source: NHK
Previous related news: 'Log Horizon' 2nd Season Announced to Air Fall 2014


Nanatsu no Taizai
An additional cast member has been announced along with a TV ad. Two additional cast members will be announced next week.

Ban: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Source: Official site cast, Upcoming
Previous related news: Manga 'Nanatsu no Taizai' Gets TV Anime Adaptation


Orenchi no Furo Jijou
A full cast members have been revealed along with a new PV.

Wakasa: Yuuichirou Umehara
Tatsumi: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Takasu: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Maki: Kenjirou Tsuda
Mikuni: Natsuki Hanae
Kasumi: Ibuki Kido
Ahiru-chan: Yoshihisa Kawahara

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: Manga 'Orenchi no Furo Jijou' Gets TV Anime for Fall 2014


World Trigger
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Ai Kitora: Kana Hanazawa
Shuuji Miwa: Masakazu Morita
Masafumi Shinoda: Takeshi Kusao
Takumi Rindou: Keiji Fujiwara

Source: Yaraon
Previous related news: Manga 'World Trigger' Receives Anime Adaptation


Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
Additional staff members have been announced along with the opening and ending theme songs.

Concept Art: D.K & JWWORKS
Music: Keiichi Okabe x MONACA

Opening Theme: "Hoshi to Hana"
Ending Theme: "Aurora Days"
Both performed by Sanshuu Junior High Yuusha-bu (Haruka Terui, Suzuko Mimori, Yumi Uchiyama, Tomoyo Kurozawa)

Source: Tweet, Tweet, Tweet
Previous related news: Original Anime 'Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru' Announced [Update 7/29]


Other Anime News

New Initial D Movie Legend 2: Tousou
It has been announced that the second movie in the new trilogy will be titled "New Initial D Movie Legend 2: Tousou" and is expected to premiere in Summer 2015.

Source: AnimeAnime


Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA
A new standalone OVA has been announced to be released on October 22nd, along with a drama CD and special booklet. Chronologically, it will be the second of three OVA episodes; the first and third episode were previously announced to be bundled with volumes 10 and 11 of the manga.

Source: Ota-Suke


Manga News

New Durarara!! Manga
Sylph magazine announced on Friday that a new Durarara!! manga series will be featured in its December issue, to be released on October 23rd.

Source: ANN


Two-Week Hiatus for Hunter x Hunter
Weekly Shounen Jump magazine announced in the 39th issue that the manga Hunter x Hunter will go on a two-week hiatus. The mangaka, Yoshihiro Togashi, will undergo a treatment for a serious lower back pain and is expected to return for the 41st issue.

Source: ANN

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Snow said:
Two-Week Hiatus for Hunter x Hunter
Weekly Shounen Jump magazine announced in the 39th issue that the manga Hunter x Hunter will go on a two-week hiatus. The mangaka, Yoshihiro Togashi, will undergo a treatment for a serious lower back pain and is expected to return for the 41st issue.

Source: ANN


*laughs* Well, it's supposedly for his health, hope he gets better soon.

Aug 26, 2014 5:11 AM by b1GZZ

With that seiyuu cast, I will definitely watch Gangsta and Girlfriend (Kari).
Noto Mamiko voicing a prostitute is a win :3
I'll watch this new Tenchi Muyo! Anime, too.
Hunter x Hunter x Hiatus again =_=

Aug 26, 2014 3:39 AM by Tengai

xchee said:
Girlfriend really splurged on the VA department huh :p


There will be even more characters added soon.

Aug 26, 2014 1:12 AM by Stark700

Girlfriend really splurged on the VA department huh :p

Aug 25, 2014 7:56 PM by xchee

waaaaah i can't wait for Gangsta PV
T^T

Aug 25, 2014 7:16 PM by _Aki

And the hiatus begins.

Aug 25, 2014 5:25 PM by Minagatachi

Shadow-Chan said:
Who compiles these? Some character names are wrong.
Oh, official site has furigana? (because not all the sites has them) I went all the trouble to google them and still wrong! Sorry about that.

Aug 25, 2014 3:14 PM by tsubasalover

I still can't believe it. They're making an anime of Gangsta.
I mean I just read a few volumes and was like "wow this could be a really cool anime a shame it will never happen" and then a week after I logged into MAL and saw the news... Faith in industry restored.
Now I just hope Studio Pierrot doesn't get its hands on the project.

Aug 25, 2014 2:52 PM by Silent_Chime

First PV for the Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch OVA:

Aug 25, 2014 2:04 PM by LastChapter

hopefully 2 weeks won't become 2 years.

Aug 25, 2014 2:02 PM by Mr_Gutts

Snow said:
Orenchi no Furo Jijou
Correction to one of the cast members announced and additional cast members have been revealed along with a new PV.

Wakasa: Yuuichirou Umehara
KiryuuTatsumi: Nobunaga Shimazaki
TakanosuTakasu: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Maki: Kenjirou Tsuda
SangokuMikuni: Natsuki Hanae
Kasumi: Ibuki Kido
Ahiru-chan: Yoshihisa Kawahara

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: Manga 'Orenchi no Furo Jijou' Gets TV Anime for Fall 2014

Who compiles these? Some character names are wrong.

Aug 25, 2014 12:35 PM by Shadow-Chan

More Durarara can always make my day :3

Aug 25, 2014 12:01 PM by Yeri-chan

Gansta seems interesting. I hope it airs this fall season

Aug 25, 2014 11:32 AM by Extreme3708

tsubasalover said:
Hoppy said:
Hopefully Yui Ogura makes it into the voice cast for Girlfriend (Kari), it would be a terrible mistake not to, as Yui brings in character and drama CDs.

I'm sorry to spoil it, but her character was just announced through twitter few minutes ago. The announcement this time will probably be in the next Briefs since they are doing more announcement one per day starting today to September 2.


Very nice, I'm a very happy camper right now.

Aug 25, 2014 11:17 AM by Hoppy

Yun*chi for the Log Horizon S2 ED. Yes, yes. I like it.

Aug 25, 2014 9:56 AM by Kenchiin

Man, I'm loving the cast for Gangsta. I want a PV already, the wait is killing me.

I wonder what that new Durarara manga is going to be like...

Aug 25, 2014 8:45 AM by Itami

I was expecting Okiayu Ryotaro as Ban but Suzuki Tatsuhisa fits too.

Hyped for Gundam Build Fighters Try. This should be good.
I think you should use this PV link for it. It's from the official Youtube page of Gundam that streams the series and it even has English subs.

I guess Yuuki Yuuna will be a CGDCT show but I guess I should have expected that from the character designs. There's probably more to it than what's shown but I doubt it. We'll see I guess.

And at least we heard some reason from Togashi instead of lolhiatus for 2 years. Back pains are terrible.

Aug 25, 2014 8:43 AM by belatkuro

Hoppy said:
Hopefully Yui Ogura makes it into the voice cast for Girlfriend (Kari), it would be a terrible mistake not to, as Yui brings in character and drama CDs.

I'm sorry to spoil it, but her character was just announced through twitter few minutes ago. The announcement this time will probably be in the next Briefs since they are doing more announcement one per day starting today to September 2.

Aug 25, 2014 8:38 AM by tsubasalover

VioLink said:
Awesome BACK-ON is back on for gundam build fighter try, I hope the new ED artist does a good job as well.


:D

I see they listed the cast for Gangsta recently. Now that pisques my interest since there's a possibility the show could air Winter. (I highly doubt this Fall though)

Still waiting for a long PV fo Nanatsu no Taizai and World Trigger.

Aug 25, 2014 8:37 AM by Stark700

The Hiatus x Hiatus begins.

On a serious note, I hope Togashi will be okay.

Aug 25, 2014 8:32 AM by html