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News Briefs for Oct 27 - Nov 2

by Snow
Nov 3, 2014 12:20 PM | 29 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

Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC
The cast members and part of the staff members, along with opening theme for the series have been announced. The trailer has also revealed with ending theme.

Cast
Gunzou Chihaya: Okitsu Kazuyuki
Iona: Mai Fuchigami
Takao: Manami Numakura
Haruna: Hibiku Yamamura
Kongou: Yukana
Maya: Mako
Hyuuga: Saki Fujita
Kirishima: Yumi Uchiyama
I-400: Rina Hidaka
I-402: Nozomi Yamamoto
Sou Oribe: Shinobu Matsumoto
Kyouhei Kashihara: Eiji Miyashita
Iori Watanuki: Minami Tsuda
Shizuka Hozumi: Nao Touyama

Staff
Art Director: Ayumu Miyakoshi
Character Design: Morita Kazuaki
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Sound Director: Satoki Iida

Opening Theme: "Blue Snow" by Trident
Ending Theme: "Rock on." by nano

Source: ANN
Previous related news: 'Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova' Movies Announced for 2015
News submitted by KurtEngel


Etotama
Studio Shirogumi has confirmed that Niconico will stream additional information about their upcoming anime, currently titled Etotama, on November 12th.

Source: Official site


Hoozuki no Reitetsu OVA
Additional cast members for the series have been announced.

Gon: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Miki: Ayaka Suwa
Ichiko: Satomi Sato
Niko: Yui Ogura

Opening Theme: "Jigoku no Sata mo Kimi Shidai" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars (with slightly different singers)

Source: AnimeAnime
Previous related news: 'Hoozuki no Reitetsu' to Include OVA


Isuca
Additional cast members for the series have been announced, along with performers of the theme songs.

Nadeko: Saeko Zougou
Mari: Akane Kohinata
Fumizuki: Yumeha Kouda
Kanae: Sarah Emi Bridcutt
Isuca: Ayumu Fujimura

Opening Performer: Afilia Saga
Ending Performer: TWO-FORMULA

Source: Yaraon
Previous related news: News Briefs for Sept 29 - Oct 5


Kamisama Hajimemashita◎
Additional cast members for the series have been announced.

Yachou: Hiro Shimono
Soushoubou: Akira Kamiya
Jirou: Wataru Hatano
Suirou: Daisuke Hirakawa
Botanmaru: Ayaka Saitou

Opening & Ending Theme Performer: Hanae

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: News Briefs for Sept 22 - 28


Kekkai Sensen
Some staff members for the series have been announced, along with a list of voice actors featured in the series.

Staff
Studio: Bones
Director: Rie Matsumoto
Scriptwriter: Kazunao Furuya
Character Designs: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Art director: Shinji Kimura

Cast
Ai Orikasa
Akio Otsuka
Akira Ishida
Daisuke Sakaguchi
Hikaru Midorikawa
Kazuya Nakai
Keiji Fujiwara
Mamoru Miyano
Mitsuru Miyamoto
Rie Kugimiya
Rikiya Koyama
Shinji Ogawa
Unshou Ishizuka
Yuu Kobayashi

Source: ANN
Previous related news: Manga 'Kekkai Sensen' to Get Anime Adaptation
News submitted by Stark700


Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season
Additional cast members for the series have been announced.

Reo Mibuchi: Wataru Hatano
Kotarou Hayama: Toshiki Masuda
Eikichi Nebuya: Takahiro Fujiwara

Source: Yaraon Scan
Previous related news: News Briefs for Aug 25 - 31


Plastic Memories
Some staff members for the series have been announced, along with a PV.

Director: Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
Character Design: Chiaki Nakajima
Studio: Doga Kobo

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Original Anime Project 'Plastic Memories' in Production


Yuri Kuma Arashi
Additional main cast members for the series have been announced.

Life Sexy: Junichi Suwabe
Life Cool: Mitsuki Saiga
Life Beauty: Kazutomi Yamamoto

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: News Briefs for Sept 22 - 28


Other Anime News

Appleseed Alpha
It has been confirmed that the movie will premiere in Japan on January 17, 2015.

Source: Moca News
Previous related news: News Briefs for Sept 29 - Oct 5


Broadcast Changes for Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de
It was announced via the official Twitter account that the fifth episode will air on November 5th, and the sixth episode will air on November 11th.

Source: Tweet
News submitted by KurtEngel


Manga News

Komomo Confiserie to End in Two Chapters
Maki Manami is announcing on Wednesday, via Hana to Yume Magazine, that she will end the manga Komomo Confiserie in the January 2015 issue of the magazine, to be released on December 5th.

Source: ANN
News submitted by KurtEngel


Industry News

Seiyuu Eri Sendai Married
Seiyuu Eri Sendai announced her marriage via her blog.

Source: Official blog


Seiyuu Kazuhiko Inoue Hospitalized
Kazuhiko Inoue's agency announced on their official site that the seiyuu has been hospitalized.

Source: B-Box Official site


Seiyuu Shizuka Furuya Now a Free Agent
Shizuka Furuya announced via her blog that she is now a free agent and is no longer working under Production Ace.

Source: Official blog

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

-Klad- said:
AllenVonStein said:

welcome to mal
True that, however.


I always care~
Oh and, congratulations to Eri Sendai :D

Nov 5, 2014 2:10 AM by Tengai

I hope Kazuhiko Inoue gets better soon!

Nov 4, 2014 9:57 AM by Laena

Yes, Hanae is gonna perform the OP & ED for Kamisama 2. That makes me happy.

Nov 4, 2014 9:00 AM by babymimi

I really love the fact that Kekkai Sensen is being produced by Bones

Nov 4, 2014 12:44 AM by Carefree859

einonymous said:
Aw, I hope Kazuhiko Inoue gets better...

Yeah I saw this news the other day :(

Haven't been reading Komomo Confiserie recently, but I thought it wasn't as a good as Seiyuu ka or Speical A. Hopefully her next work will be better.

Nov 3, 2014 11:07 PM by tingy

Stark700 said:
I think there's a slight mistake about the article though. I think NicoNico will be streaming info about the cast and characters with guests rather than the actual episode unless I'm reading it wrong.

I thought about the same thing, too. Thank you, I fixed it.

Nov 3, 2014 10:10 PM by tsubasalover

looking forward to that bones show.

Nov 3, 2014 10:09 PM by RedHead_Bride

Kamisama Hajimemashita in winter is the best news I've heard all week! And if Kekkai Sensen didn't sound interesting back when it was announced, it sure does now.

But more importantly, oh man, what happened? :/ Hope Inoue gets better. All the best to him.

Nov 3, 2014 7:10 PM by Laciie

Aw, I hope Kazuhiko Inoue gets better...

Nov 3, 2014 5:44 PM by einonymous

Oh no! Inoue has been hurt! I'll pray for him!

Eri is married now! Congratulations, Eri!

Nov 3, 2014 4:46 PM by TheAwesomeHannah

Stark700 said:
The most interesting news in this week's brief is probably the staff of Kekkai Sensen. Not only does it confirm that it will be one of three Bone's adaptation from a source material (I'm guessing Noragami S2 will be the other next year and there will be one other), we also have Rie Matsumoto directing the series, the same guy that did Kyousou Giga last year.

The manga imo is a bit average but I think the anime could work out quite well if done right.

Good to know that Kamisama Kiss S2 is going to be a Winter show. I wonder if Gangsta will be the next one to be added seeing we've been getting staff announcements here and there over the past few months. No doubt we will get more info on Sidonia S2 later this month too.

Not sure what I think about Etotama yet. Need more info on that...

Also, I wonder if KnB S3 will be a 2 cour. I think chances are likely. Still waiting for that PV.


Rie Matsumoto is a girl actually.

Nov 3, 2014 2:07 PM by Nachtwandler_21

that a lot of news

Nov 3, 2014 1:46 PM by Mr_Gutts

Stark700 said:
Well, here's the PV/Promo sample of Etotama:


Some cast/character designs:


I think there's a slight mistake about the article though. I think NicoNico will be streaming info about the cast and characters with guests rather than the actual episode unless I'm reading it wrong.


Do I see Watanabe character designs? Pick up, does look to be 3DCG, hope that's just the trailer though.

Nov 3, 2014 1:38 PM by Paulo27

It's nice to see that Hanae is continuing to do the theme songs for Kamisama Kiss. I really think her voice suits the show.

Congratulations to Eri Sendai and get well soon, Inoue.

Nov 3, 2014 1:28 PM by Sakana-san

-Klad- said:
It pisses me off how no one cares about someone who's got hospitalized.


Especially since he is one of the more well-known VA's.

Sad. I wonder what happened.

Nov 3, 2014 1:07 PM by SnazzGary

AllenVonStein said:
hype for Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season


YES! <3

Stark700 said:

Good to know that Kamisama Kiss S2 is going to be a Winter show. I wonder if Gangsta will be the next one to be added seeing we've been getting staff announcements here and there over the past few months.



I can't wait for Kamisama 2 and Gangsta would be nice too because I need more Suwabe

Nov 3, 2014 1:03 PM by Akie

AllenVonStein said:
-Klad- said:
It pisses me off how no one cares about someone who's got hospitalized.

welcome to mal
True that, however.

Nov 3, 2014 1:01 PM by Klad

-Klad- said:
It pisses me off how no one cares about someone who's got hospitalized.

welcome to mal

Nov 3, 2014 1:00 PM by AllenVonStein

Etotama is extremely adorable and possibly one of the most adorable shounen out there.

Nov 3, 2014 12:59 PM by Hoppy

It pisses me off how no one cares about someone who's got hospitalized.

Nov 3, 2014 12:59 PM by Klad