Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Oct 6 - 12

by Snow
Oct 13, 2014 7:35 AM | 19 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

God Eater
Staff members for the series have been announced.

Character Design: Keita Shimizu
Director: Takayuki Hirao
Music: Gou Shiina

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: RPG Game 'God Eater' Anime Adaptation Announced


Psycho-Pass Movie
Staff members for the movie have been announced, along with a TV ad.

Character Design: Naoyuki Onda, Kyoji Asano
Character Original Design: Akira Amano
Director: Naoyoshi Shiotani
General Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
General Illustration Director: Naoyuki Onda
Music: Yugo Kanno
Production: Psycho Pass Production Committee
Script: Gen Urobochi, Makoto Fukami
Story Original Planning: Gen Urobochi
Studio: Production I.G

Source: Moca News
Previous related news: noitaminA Announces 'Project Itoh' and 'Psycho-Pass' Movies for 2015


Shinmai Maou no Testament
The main cast members for the series have been announced, along with its staff members, studio, and opening theme.

Cast
Basara Toujou: Yuuichi Nakamura
Marika Naruse: Kaori Fukuhara
Mio Naruse: Ayaka Asai
Yuki Nonaka: Sarah Emi Bridcut
Chisato Hasegawa: Yuu Asakawa
Jin Toujou: Keiji Fujiwara

Staff
2D Design, Special Effect: Tomoki Murakami
Action Animator: Eiji Ishimoto
Art: Bibou
Art Director: Ryouka Kinoshita
Character Design: Yoshihiro Watanabe, Shimpei Kobayashi
Color Design: Takanaka Kanakubo
Design Works: Masami Imai, Mina Ootaka, Yoshihiro Ishimoto
Editing: Shoumei Kimura
Film Studio: T2 Studio
Filming Director: Tsubasa Yokoyama
General Illustration Director: Yoshihiro Watanabe, Shen Hong
Key Animation: Masami Imai, Kazuya Morimae
Music: Yasuharu Takahashi
Music Studio: Nippon Columbia
Setting: Saaya Kinjou
Sound Director: Tsuyoshi Takahashi
Sound Studio: Glovision
Studio: Production IMS

Opening Theme: "Blade of Hope" by sweet ARMS

Source: Moca News
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Shinmai Maou no Testament' Receives Anime Adaptation


The Rolling Girls
The main cast members of the series have been announced, along with a PV and three additional TV ads.

Nozomi Moritomo: Ari Ozawa
Yukina Ksaka: Rina Hidaka
Ai Hibiki: Risa Taneda
Chiaya Mizono: Yumiri Hanamori

Source: Gekkan Comic Garden
Previous related news: Original Anime 'The Rolling Girls' by Wit Studio Announced


Other Anime News

Girlfriend (Kari) - Currently Airing
The final batch of cast members have been announced, along with two theme songs.

Kaho Mishina: Eriko Matsui
Satoru Kimijima: Mutsumi Tamura
Moeka Nitta: Tomosa Murata
Risa Shinomiya: Yoko Hkasa
Mei Morizono: Shiori Mikami

Opening Theme: "Tanoshiki Tokimeki" by Neuron★Creamsoft
Ending Theme: "Hareru kanaa" by Satomi Sato

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


Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis - Currently Airing
Additional cast members for the series have been announced.

Gabriel: Ayumi Fujimura
Michael: Shouta Aoi
Raohael: Ayumi Tsuji
Uriel: Eri Oozeki

Source: Official site


Manga News

LINE Book Distribution
Kodansha and Shougakukan have announced that they, together with LINE Corporation, will start distributing manga in English and Mandarin under the name of LINE Book Distribution.

Source: AnimeAnime


Light Novel Adaption of Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise
It has been announced that Gen Urobuchi's original anime, Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise, will receive a light novel adaptation.

Source: Moca News


Shaman King: Flowers to End
Along with the publication of the magazine itself, Shaman King Flowers will come to an end in the final issue of Shueisha's Jump X magazine. The following note was added to the final issue: "Please wait for more information on the future of the Shaman King franchise." On December 19th, the manga's sixth compiled book volume will be published by Jump X.

Source: ANN
News submitted by epona999


Industry News

Seiyuu Iemasa Kayumi Passes Away
It was announced via 81 Produce's official site that seiyuu Iemasa Kayumi passed away on September 30th at the age of 81.

Source: Official site

19 Comments Recent Comments

Rage of Bahamut looks like it has potential & the Psycho-Pass movie make me very happy indeed. It's also interesting to see news of the God-Eater adaptation.

Oct 15, 2014 11:48 AM by BloodyPicard

R.I.P BIG DADDY

Oct 15, 2014 11:44 AM by Mr_Gutts

Snow said:

It was announced via 81 Produce's official site that seiyuu Iemasa Kayumi passed away on September 30th at the age of 81.
Source: Official site


Rest in peace James Black

Oct 13, 2014 10:08 PM by EvilDoll

R.I.P. Iemasa Kayumi.

Oct 13, 2014 3:48 PM by AL19

I feel realy sad about Shaman King Flowers ending..

Oct 13, 2014 1:50 PM by MrEpicMichael

Snow said:
Shaman King: Flowers to End
Along with the publication of the magazine itself, Shaman King Flowers will come to an end in the final issue of Shueisha's Jump X magazine. The following note was added to the final issue: "Please wait for more information on the future of the Shaman King franchise." On December 19th, the manga's sixth compiled book volume will be published by Jump X.

Source: ANN
News submitted by epona999

Even if I am not liking it as much as the originals... I do not want it to end without a properly closure, I hope Takei can find another magazine :(

Oct 13, 2014 1:09 PM by YukinoAsakura

ooh, God Eater seems to hold the most promise among the above mentioned, mostly because of its name. the rest don't really capture my interest except Psycho though I would have to finish the first season first.

Oct 13, 2014 11:22 AM by R2

HuaXue said:


Kind of sad shaman king flowers is ending as well.


That shit should've never existed to begin with.

Oct 13, 2014 10:17 AM by Kenchiin

RIP Iemasa Kayumi

Kind of sad shaman king flowers is ending as well.

Oct 13, 2014 9:58 AM by HuaXue

RIP Kayumi Iemasa

Oct 13, 2014 9:53 AM by Kenchiin

So that's the last batch of girls for Girlfriend (Kari), well with so many girls you'd have to stop or the merchandise manufacturers will be overwhelmed. Hopefully Chloe and Matsuri get a character CD.

Oct 13, 2014 9:52 AM by Hoppy

-Klad- said:
R.I.P Iemasa Kayumi


Rest In Peace~ T^T

Oct 13, 2014 9:24 AM by Tengai

-Klad- said:
R.I.P Iemasa Kayumi


The Rolling Girls seems cool might watch it.

Oct 13, 2014 8:31 AM by Luzius

belatkuro said:
And Girlfriend(Kari) keeps on adding casts.

There will be no cast announcements anytime soon. This past Saturday (Japan time) was the final day of cast announcement this time. It's because there's already many characters from the game that the cast announcements are mostly review for those who played the game.

Oct 13, 2014 8:25 AM by tsubasalover

Wasn't it ARMS who was doing Shinmai Maou? Seems they changed studios huh. I'm expecting QUALITY panty shots then with that studio. The cast is not too shabby.

I'll try out Rolling Girls just for Ozawa Ari. Glad she's getting another lead role and I hope this continues for her.

Wasn't there news of new casts for Nanatsu no Taizai? Think that should included.

And Girlfriend(Kari) keeps on adding casts. I got dizzy already from the first episode and they're still adding more. Not to mention I'm disappointed with how it seems to be going. Ah well.

Oct 13, 2014 8:17 AM by belatkuro

Pretty excited about the PP movie next year. Also, God Eater got a recent update again. I wonder if that means the series will be ready to debut next year during...possibly Spring? I doubt Winter though. The Rolling Girls anime looks kinda amusing and...

R.I.P Iemasa Kayumi.

Oct 13, 2014 8:14 AM by Stark700

Shaman King: Flowers got axed....And there i was hoping for something....but still the current arc is kinda annoying so i'm not so surprised after all.

And R.I.P Iemasa Kayumi.

Oct 13, 2014 8:01 AM by -Okami

R.I.P Iemasa Kayumi

Oct 13, 2014 7:52 AM by Klad

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.

Oct 13, 2014 7:36 AM by Snow