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News Briefs for Aug 25 - 31

by Snow
Sep 1, 2014 11:22 AM | 24 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

Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Ikkei Takamine: Showtaro Morikubo
Miyu Serizawa: Rina Satou
Sayumi Ureshino: Miyu Kashiwagi
Aoi Takigawa: Kei Mizusawa
Sayori Shirasaki: You Taichi
Nanai: Taiten Kusunoki
Gizaemon: Satoshi Tsuruoka

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


Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken
The main cast for the series has been announced along with the performers of the opening theme.

Kaoru: Yukari Tamura
Hajime: Kenichi Suzumura

Opening theme performed by: Yukari Tamura & Kenichi Suzumura

Source: Official site
Previous related news: 4-Panel Web Manga 'Danna ga Nani wo Itteru ka Wakaranai Ken' Gets Anime Adaptation


Gugure! Kokkuri-san
Additional cast members for the series have been announced.

Tama: Yukana
Jimeko: Hisako Kanemoto
Yamamoto-kun: Kazutomi Yamamoto
Narration: Yukari Tamura

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


Grisaia no Kajitsu
Additional cast and staff members have been announced.

Cast
Makina Irisu: Tomoe Tamiyasu
Sachi Komine: Ai Shimizu
Chizuru Tachibana: Natsumi Yanase
Yuria Harudera: Erika Narumi

Staff
Animal Prop Design: Hiroaki Motoiki
Art Director: Kazuhiro Inoue
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
CGI Director: Masahito Takahashi
Color Design: Tomomi Murakami
Edit: Mutsumi Takemiya
Film Director: Yuuya Kumazawa
General Illustration Director: Mitsutaka Echigo, Kenichirou Katsura
Music: Elements Garden
Prop Design: Shigeyuki Koresawa
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

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


Girlfriend (Kari)
Additional cast members for the series have been announced.

Momoko Asahina: Yui Ogura
Kinako Himejima: Kaori Mizushima
Haruka Kazemachi: Saori Hayami
Kyouko Tachibana: Ryouko Shintani
Imu Nejikawa: Aki Toyosaki
Marika Saeki: Kanae Itou
Nagiko Kurokawa: Saori Gotou
Kuromi Eto: Aya Suzaki

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


Isuca
Additional staff members along with the studio and performer of the opening theme have been announced.

Studio: Arms
Director: Akira Iwanaga
Series Composition: Masashi Suzuki

Opening theme performed by: Afilia Saga

Source: Moca
Previous related news: Manga 'Isuca' Gets Anime Adaptation [Update 6/28]


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

Character Design, General Illustration Director: Toshihisa Kaitani
Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Series Director: Mitsuru Hongou
Music: Kenji Kawai

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


Other Anime News

Tokyo Ghoul - Currently Airing
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Kazukichi Banjou: Kentaro Ito
Ayato Kirishima: Yuki Kaji
Kishou Arima: Daisuke Namikawa
Kousuke Houji: Show Hayami
Masamichi Takizawa: Shinnosuke Tachibana
Niko: Kenjirou Tsuda
Kie Muramatsu: Mika Doi
Yukinori Fujihara: Yutaka Nakano
Juuzou Suzuya: Rie Kugimiya

Source: Nekonotemo


Kuroko no Basket Third Season
It has been revealed that the third season will begin airing Spring 2015.

Source: Crunchyroll

News retracted: Upon further inspection of the scan included on Crunchyroll's article, there is no mention of March.


Manga News

Creators of 07-Ghost to Start New Manga
The authors of 07-Ghost, Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara, announced in the September issue of Monthly Comic ZERO-SUM that their latest work, titled Bato Rabbits, has been serialized and will begin in the November issue.

Source: ANN


Creator of Glass Mask to End Her Work
It has been revealed in Kadokawa's Entermix magazine that manga Glass no Kamen (The Glass Mask) will gradually come to its end. Though the date of the final chapter hasn't been announced yet, Suzue Miuchi, the creator of the manga, avowed that everything good should end and her work is no exception.

Source: ANN

News submitted by Bilgamesh


Hunter x Hunter Manga Hiatus Continued
The Hunter x Hunter manga's hiatus will continue for at least another week. Last week it was announced that the manga would be going on a two-week hiatus due to mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi's back pain.

Source: WSJ Scan


Manga Naqua-den to End in September
According to Monthly Shounen Sirius, Yasunori Mitsunaga's manga Naqua-den (Nakuaden) will end in the following issue on September 26th. Naqua-den is a side story of Princess Resurrection.

Source: Monthly Shounen Sirius's website

News submitted by Bilgamesh


Industry News

Animator Toshio Hirata Passes Away
It was announced that the animator, Toshio Hirata, passed away on August 25th at age 76.

Source: GetNews


Hayao Miyazaki to Receive Academy Honorary Award
An Honorary Award will be presented to Miyazaki on November 8th at the 6th Annual Governors Awards, as well as to French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and actress Maureen O'Hara. Past years' winners can be found here.

Source: Official site

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

xchee said:
I'm convinced Girlfriend producers have a checklist of popular female VAs to cast. How many characters does the show have anyway O___o


Yeah, how many?? Though, I don't have a problem with that. I love those seiyuus <3
Glass Mask is pretty interesting. 1976, huh. I like that!!
Congrats to Hayao~
R.I.P. to Toshio Hirata :/

Sep 5, 2014 7:29 AM by Tengai

Awesoome. More anime for PTW :3

Sep 3, 2014 6:21 AM by Makuro

miyazaki Banzai and I wonder why am'i not surprised about the hunter news?

Sep 2, 2014 2:03 PM by Mr_Gutts

Snow said:


Kuroko no Basket Third Season
It has been revealed that the third season will begin airing Spring 2015.

Source: Crunchyroll

News retracted: Upon further inspection of the scan included on Crunchyroll's article, there is no mention of March.


Soooo is this true ? Because I'm a big fan of the franchise so I really wanna know...

Sep 2, 2014 12:14 AM by Hatsuyuki

Hopefully the ending to Glass Mask will be satisfying.

Sep 1, 2014 11:58 PM by Homura_

I'm convinced Girlfriend producers have a checklist of popular female VAs to cast. How many characters does the show have anyway O___o

Sep 1, 2014 9:27 PM by xchee

I waiting to see shingeki no kyojin the movie to come out good (prefer something new in this movie not the rebuild version of T.V. Anime)

Sep 1, 2014 8:24 PM by crazymonkey00

I guess I'll have to start getting used to these HxH hiatuses once I start the manga after the anime ends =P Well maybe this will be a first for me for a while since it's health issues? Hopefully Togashi sensei's back feels better soon!

Sep 1, 2014 8:17 PM by Ando-

Hunter x Hunter on hiatus again T_T. Get well soon Togashi sensei.

Sep 1, 2014 7:33 PM by Shiroyume36

Hoppy said:
Aikatsu has been licensed for streaming.
Thanks for the heads up. That would go into the Licenses thread.

Stark700 said:
Grisaia no Kajitsu has been confirmed to air on [url=http://www.grisaia-anime.com/onair/index.html]October 5th.[/]
We already announced the season, so the exact date is something for the anime entry and isn't really newsworthy.

Stark700 said:
And Hunter x Hiatus isn't the only one with a break I think. The Railgun manga also is currently on break/delayed. Should that be included as part of the news too?
Since the chapter was supposed to appear in the issue released on August 27th and it's already September 1st, we figured that the news was minor and users up to date with the series would already know the chapter didn't appear in the mag. If the chapter was supposed to have been released next week, for example, we would have still included it.

Stark700 said:
Wait, is this actually confirmed for Spring 2015? I noticed that the news source on CR didn't list it as Spring. It mentions "March" which is a very odd time to be an airing date. I didn't see another source that lists KnB Season 3 to air during Spring.
March = Spring season (i.e. end of March or early April). Looking at the scan that CR included with the news though, there is no mention of March. Perhaps the author mistook the 3 in 3rd season as March. Will correct it now, thanks.

Sep 1, 2014 3:59 PM by Kineta

Rie Kugumiya playing as a yandere psycho is exciting. Bwahaha.

Sep 1, 2014 3:13 PM by SweetCoconut

;-; HxH,i kinda feel bad for Togashi.
ლಠ益ಠ)ლ Tokyo Ghoul(the anime) is dead to me,good job Pierrot at not failing to destroy the adapation.

Sep 1, 2014 2:40 PM by -Okami

Aikatsu has been licensed for streaming.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-01/daisuki-to-stream-aikatsu-tv-anime/.78272

The episodes will be available for free with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, Central & South America (except for American Samoa, Guam, Palau, Marshall Islands and Northern Mariana Islands), Europe (all countries), Africa (all countries except Mauritius), Oceania (all countries except Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Nauru, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Micronesia, Federated States and Western Samoa), the Middle East (all countries), and Antarctica.

Sep 1, 2014 2:06 PM by Hoppy

Glass no Kamen to end? It sure ran for a long time. I wonder if they'll make another remake covering the entire series.

Sep 1, 2014 12:51 PM by chocolateparody

I'm so ready for 3rd season of Kuroko no basket.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san looks intresting too.

Sep 1, 2014 12:40 PM by Sensus_97

Grisaia no Kajitsu has been confirmed to air on October 5th.

So Isuca got an update recently. Based on that, it'll probably air during Winter if not sooner. I highly doubt Fall though. Still no official animated PV of World Trigger yet but I'm not expecting animation quality to be top notch. Given that time slot as well...

And Hunter x Hiatus isn't the only one with a break I think. The Railgun manga also is currently on break/delayed. Should that be included as part of the news too?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-30/a-certain-scientific-railgun-manga-new-arc-delayed-due-to-artist-sudden-illness/.78073

Snow said:
Kuroko no Basket Third Season
It has been revealed that the Third season will begin airing Spring 2015.

Source: Crunchyroll
Previous related news: 'Kuroko no Basket' Third Season Green-Lit


Wait, is this actually confirmed for Spring 2015? I noticed that the news source on CR didn't list it as Spring. It mentions "March" which is a very odd time to be an airing date. I didn't see another source that lists KnB Season 3 to air during Spring.

This is what I got from ANN:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-20/3rd-kuroko-basketball-season-release-month-not-announced/.77831

Unknown season/month.

Sep 1, 2014 12:28 PM by Stark700

HunterxHunter hiatus continues

Sep 1, 2014 12:05 PM by WyNdZ

Creators of 07-Ghost to Start New Manga

Good, good ^^

Sep 1, 2014 11:58 AM by KajaKamisama

Frost_Kiss said:
Hunter x hunter will be hiatus for ever. His wife should take care if him.

Deteriorating health is a bitch. At least he is on hiatus for legit reasons and not because he became obsessed with idols.

Sep 1, 2014 11:53 AM by dankzel

Third season of Kuroko no Basket <333333

Sep 1, 2014 11:42 AM by Kenchiin