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News Briefs for Sept 29 - Oct 5

by Snow
Oct 6, 2014 8:18 AM | 34 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

It has been announced that Makoto Fukumi will be the scriptwriter for the anime.

Source: Yaraon
Previous related news: Original Anime 'BREETSCHLAG' by Doga Kobo Announced

Cardfight!! Vanguard G
A new Vanguard series has been announced along with its main characters, cast members, opening theme, and performer of the ending theme.

Chrono Shindou: Mark Ishii
Shion Kiba: Junya Enogi
Tokoha Anjou: Izumi Kitta
Kouji Ibuki: Mamoru Miyano

Opening Theme: "BREAK IT!" by Mamoru Miyano
Ending Theme: Izumi Kitta

Source: Dengeki, Mamoru Miyano official site

Via the official Twitter for the anime series, it was announced that Durarara!!x2 will be split up into three seasons. Also announced were new characters and cast members, along with a new PV.

Durarara!!x2 Shou to air in January 2015
Durarara!!x2 Ten will air in July 2015
Durarara!!x2 Ketsu will air in January 2016

Aoba Kuronuma: Hiro Shimono
Vorona: Mao Ichimichi
Chikage Rokujou: Yuuki Ono
Kurage Akabayashi: Kappei Yamaguchi

Source: Tweet, Tweet
Previous related news: Second Season of 'Durarara!!' TV Anime Announced [Update 3/22]

Girlfriend (Kari)
Additional cast members have been announced.

Yuzuki Kiriyama: Mai Kadowaki
Kise Ukawa: Hisako Kanemoto
Makoto Hiiragi: Miho Arakawa
Ema Fukami: Noriko Hidaka
Rei Shinonome: Eri Kitamura
Noriko Kiryuu: Ryoko Shiraishi
Otome Kayashima: Yumi Uchiyama

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

A short list of cast members has been released for the series.

Sakuya Shimazu: Ibuki Kido
Shinichirou Asano: Keisuke Koumoto
Suseri Shimazu: Mao Ichimichi
Tamako: Kaori Sadohara

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

Additional cast members for the series have been announced.

Yutaka Honda: Shuuya Nishiji
Tatsuya Ochiai: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Erika Yano: Yuri Yamaoka
Tarou Takanashi: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Rinzu Ogasawara: Ai Kayano
Hayabusa Watanabe: Masaya Matsukaze
Yuka Okizu: Mai Nakahara

Source: Official site
Previous related news: New Original Anime 'Shirobako' by Tsutomu Mizushima and P.A. Works Announced [Update 8/16]

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

Meiko Otsuka: Yui Makino
Maria Sarushima: Yuki Takao
Shinichi Tamaki: Shinnosuke Tachibana

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

Other Anime News

Appleseed Alpha
It has been confirmed that Appleseed Alpha will be released in Japan during the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Source: AnimeAnime

Second OVA of Fantasista Stella and Ane Log Announced
The following OVA adaptations will be receiving a second episode:
  • Fantasista Stella, to be bundled with the limited edition of the manga's 9th volume on November 18th; and,
  • Ane Log, to be bundled with the limited edition of the manga's 6th volume manga on December 18th.
The second Imawa no Kuni no Alice OVA will also ship in December with the 13th volume of the manga.

Source: ANN
Previous related news: Weekly Shounen Sunday Announces Multiple OVA Adaptations

Tamayura Kanketsu-hen
It was announced during the Tamayura Momoneko-sama Festival 2014 that the first movie of a four-part movie finale, titled Tamayura Kanketsu-hen, will consist of two 30-minute episodes.

Source: Moca News
Previous related news: 'Tamayura' to Get Four-Part Movie Finale

Manga News

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion to Receive New Spin-off Manga
Young Magazine announced in its second issue that Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion will receive a new spin-off manga featured in the next issue. It will be titled Code Black: Soku Hiki no Lelouch.

Source: ANN

Mangaka of Tokyo Ghoul to Start New Manga
Young Jump magazine is revealing in its 45th issue that the next issue will feature the first chapter of Sui Ishida's new manga.

Source: ANN

Mangaka to Collaborate for Two New One-shots
Jump SQ magazine announced on Saturday that two new one-shots will be featured in the December issue. The first one will be titled RKD-EK9, and the second one will be titled "Nan Made Nara Koroseru?" They will both be written by Isin Nisio, creator of the Monogatari series. RKD-EK9 will be illustrated by Takeshi Obata, illustrator of Death Note, while "Nan Made Nara Koroseru?" will be illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda, creator of Rosario to Vampire.

Source: ANN

One Piece to Receive New Spin-off Manga
Saikyo Jump magazine announced on Saturday that One Piece will receive a new spin-off manga featured in its January issue.

Source: ANN
News submitted by riqueterremoto

Industry News

First Child of Yuuko Sanpei Born
The seiyuu announced on her blog that her first child was born.

Source: Official blog

20 of 34 Comments Recent Comments

That Drrr news!

Oct 8, 2014 5:59 PM by Jao

drrrrr will be back
but next year
it's in my willpower to be happy with that

Oct 7, 2014 1:35 PM by KoSparrows

Durarara news made my whole week already. I didn't think it'd be so many episodes coming out, 2015 is gonna be a good year! Though making it split cour makes it look like studio Shuka will only be depending on Drrr sales eh?
Also: They should try harder on Izaya's face and make it a taaad longer like before, or else the fangirls will get mad :P

Oct 7, 2014 11:18 AM by Yeri-chan

I will be looking forward to the one piece spin off

Oct 7, 2014 12:51 AM by MadaraUchiha69

They are going to split Durarara into three seasons, huh. I guess, that's a good news.
Spin-off Manga of One Piece and Code Geass?? I hope that it will get an Anime adaption, too.
I'll keep an eye on Sui Ishida's upcoming new Manga. Might be related to Tokyo Ghoul.
Congratulations to Yuuko Sanpei~

Oct 6, 2014 11:30 PM by Tengai

Shuhan said:
Those Drrr character designs look a bit different right? Or is just me?

I think it's a different studio.

Oct 6, 2014 8:42 PM by nobodysdawn

SnazzGary said:
Durarara!!x2 Shou to air in January 2015
Durarara!!x2 Ten to air in July 2015
Durarara!!x2 Ketsu to air in January 2016

kinda sounds like they'll pull of a massive cliffhanger and leave you there for months.

Oct 6, 2014 5:37 PM by LOAD

Congrats to Yuuko. :)

Oct 6, 2014 4:52 PM by AL19

One Piece x333
And yay for Drrr!! as well, these made my day <3

Oct 6, 2014 3:49 PM by Kyo-

Yeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssss, 3 more seasons for Durarara!!
Hmm, new Izaya's character design is the only one that looked strange to me.

Oct 6, 2014 2:48 PM by Narushisto

Imperial_Thunder said:
One Piece spin-off? You have my attention.

yeah me too I need more info though.

Oct 6, 2014 2:26 PM by Mr_Gutts

Woah, Durararax2 with three seasons... Now I'll have to watching for a long time...

Oct 6, 2014 1:35 PM by einonymous

Snow said:

[list][*]Durarara!!x2 Shou: PV

Hype, Aoba looks like a genderbent Kanbaru.

Oct 6, 2014 12:49 PM by VioLink

Yes! Happy about Durarara~
And Tokyo Ghoul mangaka to start a new manga. I should read Tokyo Ghoul before reading his new work, though.

Oct 6, 2014 12:42 PM by Samii

Another Code Geass spin-off? Meh.

Oct 6, 2014 11:14 AM by Uber_Dewber

Nachtwandler_21 said:
So we'll probably get 4 60 min Tamayura movies. I'm fine wuith it. Just hope they dont mean 2 2-part movies.

Correct, the titles will consist of two 30 min episodes each (1h of content).

Oct 6, 2014 10:47 AM by Snow

this winter = no anime for me.

One Piece spin-off?
Mangaka of Tokyo Ghoul will make new manga

You have my attention.

Oct 6, 2014 10:40 AM by AllenVonStein

I can sense Durarara fans partying already xD

Oct 6, 2014 10:35 AM by b1GZZ

So we'll probably get 4 60 min Tamayura movies. I'm fine with it. Just hope they don't mean 2 2-part movies.

Oct 6, 2014 10:14 AM by Nachtwandler_21

I really hate it when they divide stuff -_-

Oct 6, 2014 10:03 AM by Zee530