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News Briefs for Sept 8 - 14

by Snow
Sep 15, 2014 4:05 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 cast members for the series have been revealed.

Tenchi Masaki: Masami Kikuchi
Momo Kawanagare: Nao Touyama
Beni Kinojou: You Taichi
Hachiko: Kana Yuuki
Hana Saryuu: Mao Ichimichi
Youri Fueyama: Ai Fukada
Yuki Fuka: Azusa Satou
Rui Aoi: Rui Tanabe
Ukan Kuribara: Ayako Kawasumi
Ryouko: Ai Orikasa
Aeka: Haruhi Nanao
Sasami: Chisa Yokoyama
Mihoshi: Yuko Mizutani
Washuu: Youko Kobayashi

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


Bonjour♪ Koiaji Pâtisserie
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Sayuri Haruno: Yui Ishikawa
Ibuki Aoi: Katsuyuki Konishi
Jin Aoi: Wataru Hatano
Ran Mochizuki: Ayane Sakura
Nadeshiko Minagawa: Yoshiko Sakakibara
Marshmallow: Sawako Hata

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: Original Otome ONA 'Bonjour♪ Koiaji Pâtisserie' Announced


Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed, along with a theme song and a PV.

Rino Juse: Rie Kugimiya
Nozomu Juse: Toshifumi Saka
Tanaka-san: Ryouko Shintani
Yamada: Daisuke Tonosaki
Mayotama: Sayaka Horino
Miki-san: Kaori Shimizu

Theme song: "Iikagen ni Shite, Anata" by Kaoru (CV: Yukari Tamura) & Hajime (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)

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


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

Nae Yuki: Rina Hidaka
Ichigo Kohinata: Ayana Taketatsu
Nozomi Miyauchi: Ryou Hirohashi
Tomo Ishii: Saki Fujita
Saeko Arisugawa: Mai Nakahara
Chizuru Onodera: Yuko Gibu
Kazuha Kumada: Sakura Ayane

Source: Official Twitter (multiple tweets)
Previous related news: SNS Game 'Girlfriend (Kari)' Gets TV Anime


Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed, along with performers of the theme songs.

Reika Sata: Mai Nakahara
Hitomi Sata: Aya Hisakawa

Opening theme: SpecialThanks
Ending theme: Oresama.

Source: Official site, Animate
Previous related news: Manga 'Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji' Gets TV Anime


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

Art Director: Shinichi Konno
Art Design: Lee Hyeon-Jeong
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Toshihisa Kaiya, Hitomi Tsuruta
Director: Mitsuru Hongou
Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Music: Kenji Kawai

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


Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (OVA)
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.

Nene Odagiri: Eri Kitamura
Ushio Igarashi: Daisuke Ono
Kentarou Tsubaki: Toshiharu Sasaki

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: Manga 'Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo' Gets OVA


Other Anime News

Cencoroll 2 Delayed
According to the anime's official site, the movie sequel has been delayed. The movie was supposed to premiere during Summer 2014.

Source: Official site
Previous related news: 'Cencoroll' Sequel Movie Premieres Summer 2014


Anime 'GuraP & Rodeo' Announced
A short anime based on band GRANRODEO has been announced. The anime will premiere during their show Rodeo Club in October and will also be available on Lantis' YouTube channel.

Cast
Rodeo: Kishou Taniyama
GuraP: Hiroki Konno ("King of Comedy")
Yuusuke Katakawa ("Hikari Goke")
Aya Saitou

Staff
Director, Script: Taketo Shinkai
Illustration: Jun Oson
OP & ED: e-ZUKA
Studio: Lantis, Pie in the sky

Source: Nekonotemo, PV


Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) World Broadcast Announced
According to the official Twitter of the anime, the series will be broadcasted at the same time worldwide.

Source: Official Twitter


Manga News

Fairy Tail to Feature One-Shot with Its 400th Chapter
Weekly Shounen Magazine announced on Wednesday that a new one-shot by Hiro Mashima will be featured in this year's 42nd issue, along with the 400th chapter of Fairy Tail. The one-shot will be titled Hoshigami no Satsuki.

Source: ANN


Magic Kaito to Receive Three Chapters
Shounen Sunday is announcing on Wednesday that Magic Kaito will resume its serialization for three chapters before going back on hiatus. The manga has been on hiatus regularly since a year after its serialization.

Source: ANN


Resident Evil 'Heavenly Island' Manga to Start This Winter
It was announced in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shounen Champion magazine that Naoki Serizawa will begin serializing a new manga inspired by the CAPCOM's Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan) horror survival video game series this winter. The manga will be titled Biohazard Heavenly Island.

Source: ANN
News submitted by Bilgamesh


Two New Pokémon Manga Serialized
Coro Coro Comics announced that a prologue for two new Pokémon manga by Shingo Hata will be featured in its October issue.

Source: ANN


Industry News

AnimeNation to Close After 20 Years
The site announced on Saturday that the company is closing its online retail shop after 20 years in business.

Source: Official site

20 of 22 Comments Recent Comments

Amiluhur said:
Two of the main heroines wear such revealing, stripperific outfit in the middle of battle . . So Madan is going to be action fanservice eh? Kind of shame since the show's got one of the more interesting premise of the fall season.


Only the vanadis don't need to wear armor, Lim the blond wears near full plate in battle.

Sep 17, 2014 4:49 PM by Newhopes

Two of the main heroines wear such revealing, stripperific outfit in the middle of battle . . So Madan is going to be action fanservice eh? Kind of shame since the show's got one of the more interesting premise of the fall season.

Sep 17, 2014 4:17 PM by Amiluhur

Preview for Madan is out:

Sep 17, 2014 1:30 AM by Stark700

keragamming said:
Makuro said:
Another two Pokémon manga has been serialized. I wonder when will Pokémon end.


Never. But it would be cool to end Ash story, that has been dragged on forever. Ash is also a pedo as well, having adventures with 12 year old girls.


Not sure what you mean here. The main Pokémon manga is Pokémon Special, where the main characters depends on the arc. The character known as Ash does not even exist.

There are several Pokemon manga that come from the movies (those that include "Gekijouban" in the title because of that), yet those last about 1 or 2 volumes. Those are the only mangas nowadays that might include Ash as a character.

The remaining (apart from Pokemon Special) usually are just spin-offs, such as the Pokémon Ranger or Pokémon Try.

Sep 16, 2014 6:41 PM by Kenchiin

Makuro said:
Another two Pokémon manga has been serialized. I wonder when will Pokémon end.


Never. But it would be cool to end Ash story, that has been dragged on forever. Ash is also a pedo as well, having adventures with 12 year old girls.

Sep 16, 2014 2:04 PM by keragamming

more pokemon manga coming our way

Sep 16, 2014 1:45 PM by Mr_Gutts

Another two Pokémon manga has been serialized. I wonder when will Pokémon end.

Sep 16, 2014 10:11 AM by Makuro

xchee said:
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo needs a tv anime adaptation ;__;


This will likely happen in the future.

Sep 16, 2014 9:00 AM by Stark700

Aw man, I am just sad to hear AnimeNation shutting down :/
I don't frequent the site, but 20 years, man.....

Sep 16, 2014 7:06 AM by Tengai

Danna ga nani - bleh..(what a mouthful title). The manga looks like something drawn by early grade schooler and it gave me headache. But having full cast of married couples once in a long time wouldn't hurt.

Sep 15, 2014 10:16 PM by Amiluhur

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo needs a tv anime adaptation ;__;

Sep 15, 2014 9:28 PM by xchee

Thanks Snow-san! :)

I need that Love Stage OVA *~*

Sep 15, 2014 8:09 PM by Kenchiin

Can't wait for Love Stage!! OVA.

Attack on Titan with Levi looks sooo epic! *o* So definitely going to watch it!! <3

Sep 15, 2014 7:05 PM by M00ner

Darn. I really wanted to see Cencoroll 2 this season...

Sep 15, 2014 5:09 PM by einonymous

Really cool news about Magic Kaito. 8)

Sep 15, 2014 2:13 PM by Chouninatte

How nice it would be if the Girlfriend series that got an anime adaption is the yuri one instead of this one..

And hopefully Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji wouldn't get too much hate because of.. well you know if you read the manga..

Can't wait for World Trigger, the shounen series that survived Jump in it's early phase. I haven't read it yet, gonna wait for the anime. Hopefully it's worth more than the good ones that got axed.

orithyea said:
Also, whilst I am not exactly the biggest fan of Mashima, I have to admire the fact that he manages to draw so much chapters in a short time span.
+1, guy works so hard.

Sep 15, 2014 1:21 PM by ToG25thBaam

Well at least we got some info about Cencoroll 2 to let us know it's still alive.

Man that sakuga in the SNK: Levi spinoff ova looks really good.

Lol just glancing over for World Trigger I saw "Hiroyuki" next to "Music" and was about to jump out of my chair in excitement but that went away when I read it all. Is Hiroyuki Sawano doing anything in fall besides the Levi spinoff and that Wii game?

Sep 15, 2014 9:30 AM by VioLink

-Klad- said:
SweetCoconut said:
Can't help but to wonder should I watch Girlfriend (Kari) because of the huge female casts with known seiyuus.


defenitely

Okay. Thanks.

Sep 15, 2014 7:05 AM by SweetCoconut

Mm, I think I saw the PV for Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken over the weekends but it looks a bit silly. Given that time slot, it'll probably be a short.

Still no PV for Girlfriend Kari yet. The World Trigger CM wasn't very impressive imo but I guess it should of been expected.

On another note, it'll be interesting to read three more chapters of Magic Kaito soon.

Sep 15, 2014 6:58 AM by Stark700

SweetCoconut said:
Can't help but to wonder should I watch Girlfriend (Kari) because of the huge female casts with known seiyuus.


defenitely

Sep 15, 2014 6:36 AM by Klad