Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Sept 22 - 28

by Snow
Sep 29, 2014 3:42 AM | 17 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

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV)
A change in cast from the OVA has been announced.

Irina Jelavic: Shizuka Itou
Koro-Sensei: Jun Fukuyama
Tadaomi Karasuma: Tomokazu Sugita

Source: Yaraon Scan
Previous related news: Manga 'Ansatsu Kyoushitsu' to Get TV Anime And Live-Action Film [Update 6/25]


Girlfriend (Kari)
Additional cast members have been announced.

Miss Monochrome: Yui Horie
Yoko Tsukushiro: Aya Endou
Isuki Ishida: Chiaki Omigawa
Shizuko Toudou: Atsuko Tanaka
Akiho Shigeho: Megumi Toyoguchi
Yurara Mishima: Kaori Fukuhara
Shiori Shiratori: Mikako Takahashi

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


Juuou Mujin no Fafnir
Staff members for the series have been announced, along with the animation studio.

Character Design: Sachiko Yasuda
Director: Jun Takahashi
General Director: Keizou Kusakawa
Music Studio: Nippon Columbia
Series Composition: Yuki Enatsu
Sound Director: Satoki Iida
Studio: Diomedea

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Juuou Mujin no Fafnir' Anime Adaptation Green-Lit


Kamisama Hajimemashita◎
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed, along with a PV.

Mamoru (Human): Daiki Yamashita
Mamoru (Monkey): Hinata Kusunogi
Ookuninushi: Showtaro Morikubo

Source: Natalie
Previous related news: 'Kami-sama Hajimemashita' to Get Second Season


Kono Danshi, Sekka ni Nayandemasu.
The main cast members for the series have been announced, along with the theme song.

Ayumu Tamari: Shouta Aoi
Kouya Onihara: Daisuke Hirakawa

Theme Song: "glitter wish" by Shouta Aoi

Source: Konodan
Previous related news: New 'Kono Danshi' OVA Announced


Lance N' Masques
Staff members for the series have been announced, along with the animation studio.

Director: Kyouhei Ishikuro
Series Composition, Script: Hideaki Koyasu
Studio: Studio Gokumi

Source: Animate
Previous related news: Anime Adaptation of Light Novel 'Lance N' Masques' Green-Lit


Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
Staff members for the series have been announced, along with the animation studio. The anime will feature the same cast from the previous series.

Character Design: Masaaki Yamano
Director: Yuuki Itou
Producer (Kings Record): Akio Mishima
Producer (Aniplex): Hiroyuki Shimizu
Script: Naruaki Kobayashi
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Source: Yaraon
Previous related news: Manga 'Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid' to Receive TV Anime Adaptation


Owari no Seraph
Staff members for the series have been announced, along with the animation studio.

Character Design: Satoshi Kadowaki
Director: Daisuke Tokudo
Vice-Director: Masashi Koizuka
Image Board: Hiroki Shinagawa
Studio: WIT STUDIO

Source: Animate
Previous related news: Manga 'Owari no Seraph' to Get TV Anime


Yuri Kuma Arashi
The main cast for the series has been revealed.

Ginko Yurishiro: Miho Arakawa
Ruru Yurikesa: Yoshiko Ikuta
Kureha Tsubaki: Nozomi Yamane

Source: Yaraon Scan
Previous related news: 'Yuri Kuma Arashi' to Get TV Anime


Other Anime News

Fall 2014 Broadcast Changes
The first two episodes of Gundam: G no Reconguista, Sanzoku no Musume Ronja, and Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru will be broadcast in an hour-long slot each. In addition, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) will be broadcast in an hour-long slot for the first two weeks.

Source: AnimeAnime (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV)), Official site (Gundam: G no Reconguista), NHK (Sanzoku no Musume Ronja), Nekonotemo (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru)


Manga News

New Dog Days Manga Serialized
Comptiq Ace magazine announced on Friday that a new Dog Days manga by its original creator, Tsuzuki Masaki, with illustrator, Asuka Kanan, will be serialized for its next issue, to be released on October 25th. The manga will be titled Dog Days Suger.

Source: ANN


New Manga by Mangaka TAGRO & Illustrator Yasu
Comic Rex magazine announced on Saturday that a new manga by the creator of Hen Zemi, TAGRO, and the illustrator of Joshiraku, Yasu, will be serialized for its January issue.

Source: ANN


New Manga by Mangaka Daisuke Moriyama & Director Tarou Yokoo
Big Gangan magazine announced on their official Twitter account that a new manga by the mangaka of Chrno Crusade, Daisuke Moriyama, and the director of Drakengard, Tarou Yokoo, will be serialized for the January 2015 issue. The manga will be titled Kimi Shi ni Tamafu Koto Nakare.

Source: Tweet


Industry News

Artist Marina Announces Marriage
Marina announced her marriage via Twitter on September 26th.

Source: Official Twitter


Seiyuu Naomi Wakabayashi Announces Pregnancy
Naomi Wakabayashi announced on her blog that she is in her fifth month of pregnancy and will be on maternity leave.

Source: Official blog

17 Comments Recent Comments

Wow... so many hour-long slots...

Sep 29, 2014 9:02 PM by einonymous

Owari animated by WIT ?! Hmmm perhahs I should say HYPE

Sep 29, 2014 2:25 PM by JoksPacifist

well at least nobody died this week

Sep 29, 2014 2:23 PM by Mr_Gutts

Hiroyuki Sawano for Owari no Seraph please WIT.

Sep 29, 2014 1:27 PM by VioLink

Awesome,first 2 episodes of F/SN UBW are both an hour long.

Sep 29, 2014 12:26 PM by VanishingKira

Haha, Assassination Classroom got an anime adaptation, nice. I read some chapters of it and it was quite enjoyable. I saw its rank on Shounen Jump and it was higher than Bleach, so I was curious to see it's story.

Congrats seiyuu of Kudd! :) and to Marina as well.

Sep 29, 2014 12:07 PM by Makuro

Ahhh........All these Animu......
Congratulations to Naomi Wakabayashi and Marina~

Sep 29, 2014 10:45 AM by Tengai

"New Manga by Mangaka Daisuke Moriyama & Director Tarou Yokoo" sounds pretty interesting to me.

Sep 29, 2014 8:40 AM by Tomislavr7

Finally I'll get my yuru yuri fix...

Sep 29, 2014 7:49 AM by Infatuate

Even Miss Monochrome got into the anime, now we need to know the number of episodes and the length (full length, half length, 1-3 minutes, or 4-7 minutes).

Sep 29, 2014 7:26 AM by Hoppy

I'm hoping to see a full animated PV of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu soon. I saw a key visual of Irina sensei a few hours ago and it looked great.

Also at this rate, I think the Kamisama Kiss sequel will debut during Spring. Even the preview came out over the weekends. Perhaps Lance N' Masques might also join that list? I wouldn't be surprised.

And it looks like Wit Studio will work on Owari no Seraph. Honestly, I hope this show will debut in Spring to give it enough production time. I originally thought Madhouse or White Fox would of been the studio of choice though.

A lot of one hour series as well...I can't wait to see Fate Stay Night: UBW soon. Yuri Kuma Arashi should also be great for Winter.

Sep 29, 2014 6:35 AM by Stark700

I still like the Vomic cast better than the ones being announced here, but Fukuyama not voicing teenage roles (with his already strained voice) once in a while is a warm welcome.

Sep 29, 2014 5:20 AM by Amiluhur

Fukuyama Jun for Koro-sensei (y)

Sep 29, 2014 4:48 AM by 9gagdude

Snow said:
Marina announced her marriage via Twitter on September 26th.

Source: Official Twitter

Congratulations! Iwasawa would be proud. :')

Sep 29, 2014 4:20 AM by arsonal

amplified said:
What? Why the cast change? I think Seki, Horie and Suwabe are perfect for the teacher trio.


This. I love Sugita and all, but having him play in a role whose defining trait is to be uptight and unfunny doesn't sound appealing to me. If anything, I wanted a change in Nagisa's voice to make it a *tad* less feminine.

I'm more meh on the other two teachers.

Sep 29, 2014 4:06 AM by Exkalamity

What? Why the cast change? I think Seki, Horie and Suwabe are perfect for the teacher trio.

Sep 29, 2014 3:49 AM by amplified

PVs/TV Ads
A collection of promotional videos and TV advertisements from the past week.
Note: All PVs/CMs from the Fall season can be found on our Fall 2014 Preview thread found here.

Sep 29, 2014 3:42 AM by Snow