Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Sept 15 - 21

by Snow
Sep 22, 2014 3:58 AM | 40 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

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

Emi Sagara: Nao Touyama
Hina Niigaki: Madoka Yonezawa
Sumire Yomogida: Hiromi Igarashi
Akari Amari: Chinatsu Akesaki
Michiru Tomura: Kana Asumi
Yukie Yatsuka: Asami Imai

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


Log Horizon 2nd Season
The animation studio has been confirmed to change from Satelight to Studio DEEN.

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


Psycho-Pass 2
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed, along with a change of staff and studio.

Cast
Tougane Sakuya: Keiji Fujiwara
Mika Shimotsuuki: Ayane Sakura
Mie Sasai: Marina Inoue
Sho Hinakawa: Takahiro Sakurai
Kirito Kamui: Ryouhei Kimura

Staff
Plan Supervision: Katsuyuki Motohiro & Gen Urobochi
Script: Jun Kumagai
Series Composition: Tow Ubukata
Studio: Tatsunoko Production

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


Seiken Tsukai no World Break
The main cast and studio for the series have been revealed, along with a PV.

Cast
Moroha Haimura: Kaito Ishikawa
Satsuki Ranjou: Ayana Taketatsu
Shizuku Urushibara: Aoi Yuuki

Staff
Studio: Diomedea

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Fantasy Light Novel 'Seiken Tsukai no World Break' Gets Anime Adaptation


Other Anime News

Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 3 & 4 Premiere Dates
It was announced during Bandai Namco Anime Camp 2014, that Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 3 - Kagayaku Mono Ten yori Otsu will premiere in May 2015 and Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 4 - Nikushimi no Kioku Kara in July 2015.

Source: Tweet, Tweet


First Shingeki no Kyojin Movie to Receive Early Preview
The first of the two Shingeki no Kyojin recap movies will receive an early preview at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival held on October 23rd - 27th.

Source: AnimeAnime


Manga News

Hiyokoi to End
The manga revealed in its 13th volume that the next volume in the series will be its final one.

Source: ANN
News submitted by scabab


Hunter x Hunter on an Indefinite Hiatus
Hunter x Hunter has been set on an indefinite hiatus due to the health conditions of the mangaka being worse than expected.

Source: Yaraon!


Mangaka of Chitose Get You!! to Serialize New Manga
The official site of Takeshobo announced on Thursday that the mangaka of Chitose Get You!!, Etsuya Mashima, has serialized a new manga. It will be titled Tsuitto MARCH.

Source: Official site


New Gunnm Manga Serialized
Evening Magazine is announcing in its 20th issue that a new entry in the Gunnm manga series (also known as Battle Angel Alita) by Yukito Kishiro has been serialized for its 22nd issue. The manga will be titled GUNNM: Kasei Senki.

Source: Scan via ANN


Sword Art Online to Receive New Light Novel
Dengeki Bunko announced on their official site that Sword Art Online will receive a new light novel by Keiichi Sigsawa and Kouhaku Kuroboshi, author and illustrator of Kin no Tabi, respectively. The light novel will be titled Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online I: Squad Jam.

Source: Official site
New submitted by LastChapter


Industry News

Seiyuu Sakura Nogawa to Return
Sakura Nogawa seiyuu stated on her blog that she will return to work after being on hiatus since last summer. She will be featured in the ending theme of Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow.

Source: Official blog

20 of 40 Comments Recent Comments

I feel bad for fans of Hunter x Hunter. The medical issues mixed with two new Dragon Quest games on the horizon...oh boy...

Sep 24, 2014 11:58 PM by soulless4now

Oh nice, new gunnm.

Sep 24, 2014 1:56 AM by D-Sist

meh animation looks pretty much the same in pv and Log Horizon didnt have amazing animation in the first place

Sep 23, 2014 10:33 PM by Quoo

Lol fucking studio deen.

Sigh

Sep 23, 2014 5:19 AM by Infatuate

hope Togashi sensei will get better soon.

Sep 23, 2014 4:52 AM by illiara

DEEN will probably milk Log Horizon for all it's worth just like they have done with previous animes once considered good until DEEN took over.

Sep 23, 2014 4:47 AM by PantsuPillow

Snow said:

Hunter x Hunter on an Indefinite Hiatus
Hunter x Hunter has been set on an indefinite hiatus due to the health conditions of the mangaka being worse than expected.

Source: Yaraon!


Who didn't expect this ? After all, a new Dragon Quest game is being released.

Sep 23, 2014 2:22 AM by Hatsuyuki

Snow said:
Hunter x Hunter has been set on an indefinite hiatus due to the health conditions of the mangaka being worse than expected.

Get well soon, Togashi :)
HxH is never going to end, is it? :(
Maybe infinite hiatus was the right term...

Sep 23, 2014 1:45 AM by KawaiiSenpaii

Studio DEEN aka the studio that butchered Fate/Stay Night. I'm not hopeful.

Sep 23, 2014 1:24 AM by natsucule

This Girlfriend (Kari) is a must watch for me because of those cast members!!
"The animation studio has been confirmed to change from Satelight to Studio DEEN." Why, just why.
New SAO light novel, huh.

b1GZZ said:
Wyzdm said:

I cry every time


I *facepalm* every time.


Why are you facepalm-ing?? Anyway, I hope he gets well soon.

Sep 23, 2014 12:34 AM by Tengai

Another hiatus for Hunter x Hunter? NOOOO!

Meanwhile, I really liked the Kino's Journey anime, so reading a SAO novel from that author would be interesting. I hope Yen Press licenses it.

Sep 22, 2014 4:20 PM by malvarez1

Imperial_Thunder said:
Snow said:

Sword Art Online to Receive New Light Novel
Dengeki Bunko announced on their official site, that Sword Art Online would receive a new Light Novel by Keiichi Sigsawa, author of Kin no Tabi, and Kouhaku Kuroboshi, illustrator of Kin no Tabi. The Light Novel will be titled Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online I: Squad Jam.


This might actually make me consider reading SAO....

ikr

Sep 22, 2014 3:49 PM by L_O_V_E_L_A_I_N

Worried about PP2 because of the new studio and director.

Sep 22, 2014 3:43 PM by VanishingKira

Ramkec said:
No news about S3 of High School DxD being announced?

I'm pretty sure I read the announcement on ANN for it few days ago.



http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1201705

Sep 22, 2014 3:38 PM by SandyBoi

No news about S3 of High School DxD being announced?

I'm pretty sure I read the announcement on ANN for it few days ago.

@below, that's it then, sry and thx.

Sep 22, 2014 3:37 PM by Ramkec

I call it the news about hunter x hunter

Sep 22, 2014 2:49 PM by Mr_Gutts

Hunter x Hunter has been set on an indefinite hiatus due to the health conditions of the mangaka being worse than expected.
Pretty sad news :(

Sep 22, 2014 2:40 PM by FireHeart

Wyzdm said:
Snow said:

Hunter x Hunter has been set on an infinite hiatus due to the health conditions of the mangaka being worse than expected.

Source: Yaraon

I cry every time


I *facepalm* every time.

Sep 22, 2014 2:33 PM by b1GZZ

Wow PP2 is also getting a studio change? :o Wasn't expecting that. Hmm only watched a few anime from Tatsunoko so not sure what to expect.

Log Horizon 2 on the other hand, I think it's not that terrible of a news. I mean I know Studio DEEN gets quite a lot of hate, but I don't think they can do a worse job than Satelight, considering how the first season wasn't really beautiful or anything to look at. Anyways looking at the PV, it doesn't seem like there are any major changes in the art style, it looks good actually.

Sep 22, 2014 1:58 PM by tingy

OMG HxH is done for. This is very depressing news. Hope he gets better but this really saddens me.

Sep 22, 2014 1:12 PM by IZEROII