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News Briefs for Nov 3 - 9

by Snow
Nov 10, 2014 2:25 PM | 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

Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika
Cast members for the series were announced.

Ryou Shinai: Shinichirou Miki
Asuna Kangoshi: Yurika Endou
Iyashi Kangoshi: Youko Hikasa
Himeru Kangoshi: Maaya Uchida
Sukizou Kangoshi: Kanichi Ogata

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: 'Manga de Wakaru Shinryounaika' to Get Anime Adaptation


Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
It was announced that the second cour of the series, featuring the Black Moon Arc, will premiere in Winter 2015.

Source: Natalie


Durarara!!x2 Shou
Additional cast members for the series were announced.

Akane Awakusu: Misaki Kuno
Mikiya Awakusu: Yasuyuki Kase
Dougen Awakusu: Shozou Iizuka
Egor: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Sion: Satoshi Mikami
Emilia Kishitani: Atsumi Tanezaki
Shuu Aozaki: Kiyoyuki Yanada

Source: Official site
Previous related news: News Briefs for Sept 29 - Oct 5
News submitted by KurtEngel


Kantai Collection: KanColle
Staff members for the series were announced in the second promotional video.

Staff
Art Director: Maho Takahashi
Character Design, General Illustration Director: Naomi Iwade, Mayuko Matsumoto
CG Director: Eiji Inomoto
CG Modeling Director: Hideki Kawabata
CG Producer: Orange
Color Design: Shuuji Uemura
Creature Design: Sorato Shimizu
Director: Keizo Kusakawa
Editing: Yuuji Oka
Effect Director: Takashi Hashimoto
Film Director: Yasuyuki Itou
Mechanic Design: Tsutomu Miyazawa, Kouta Moroishi
Music: Natsumi Kameoka
Music Studio: flying Dog
Original Concept: Kensuke Tanaka
Planning: Takeshi Yasuda
Producer: Kancolle Union Kantai Headquarter
Production General Leader: Shinichirou Inoue
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Sound Director: Junki Kameyama
Sound Producer: Glow Vision
Studio: Diomedea
Supportive Character Design: Yoshinori Shizuma, Shiwafu, Konishi

Source: PV2
Previous related news: Browser Card Battle Game 'Kantai Collection -KanColle-' to Get TV Anime


Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down
It was announced on the official website of the anime that the movie will premiere in Spring 2015. It was also announced that the cast of the second movie will return, along with some new staff members.

Staff
Animation Director: Keisuke Watabe
Art Director: Toshihiro Kohama
Character Design: Keisuke Watabe
Director: Keitarou Motonaga
Editing: Takashi Sakurai
Music: Shoji Meguro, Tetsuya Kobayashi
Script: Jun Kumagai
Sound Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Supervisor: Seiji Kishi

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: The Title For Third Movie of 'Persona 3' Announced
News submitted by KurtEngel


Seiken Tsukai no World Break
Staff members and additional cast members for the series were announced, along with both theme songs.

Cast
Maya Shimon: Yui Ogura
Haruka Momochi: Maaya Uchida

Staff
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Series Composition: Hiroshi Yamaguchi
CG Director: Mao Ueki
Character Design: Masakazu Ishikawa
Color Coordinate: Shigenobu Kaihoko, Kyoko Otake
Edit: Keisuke Yanagi
Equipment Design: Kazhuhisa Kosuge
Mecha Physical Design: Sung-hoo Park
Sound Director: Takayuki Inagaki
Sound Studio: Sound Wing
Studio: Diomedea
Sub-character Design, General Illustration Director: Hajime Watanabe

Opening Theme: "Hi no Ito Rinne no Gemini" by petit milady
Ending Theme: "Magna Idea" by fortuna

Source: Official site, Tweet, Nekonotemo
Previous related news: News Briefs for Sept 15 - 21


Shokugeki no Souma
Staff members and a cast member for the series were announced.

Cast
Souma Yukihira: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Staff
Character Design: Tomoyuki Shitaya
Director: Yoshitomo Kinani
Music: Tatsuya Kato
Series Composition: Shougo Yasuka
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Studio: J.C.Staff

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: Manga 'Shokugeki no Souma' Gets TV Anime


Yoru no Yatterman
Staff members for the series were announced.

Staff
Character Design: Keisuke Gotou
Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara
Mechanic Design: Akira Amamiya
Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Studio: Takenoko Production

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: 'Yoru no Yatterman' in Production


Other Anime News

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu - Currently Airing
Additional cast members for the series were announced.

Hideo Shimada: Akira Ishida
Makiko Hayase: Yuu Serizawa
Mamoru Uda: Takuma Suzuki
Uda's parasyte (Jaw): Ayumu Murase
Takeshi Hirokawa: Yuu Mizushima

Source: Natalie


Giovanni no Shima and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari Submitted for Oscar Nomination
It was announced on the official site that Giovanni no Shima and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari were submitted to the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards.

Source: Official site


Manga News

Ao Haru Ride Close to the End
It was confirmed in the December issue of Bessatsu Margaret that Ao Haru Ride is reaching its climax.

Source: Scan via ANN


Hamatora to End
Young Jump magazine is announcing in its 50th issue that the manga will end on December 11th.

Source: ANN


New Naruto Manga
It was announced that a short story related to Naruto will be published in Spring 2015. More information will be announced later.

Source: Otakomu


Sankarea Receives Special Chapter
Bessatsu Shounen Magazine announced that a side-story of Sankarea, titled Shiromabito, was released in the December issue on November 8th. Shiromabito features a story about a certain pair of siblings and their experiences during a summer day.

Source: Natalie


Industry News

Seiyuu Hekiru Shiina Married
The seiyuu announced her wedding on Saturday. Her husband has no relations to the anime industry.

Source: Official site


Seiyuu Kazuko Yanaga Passes Away
81 Produce announced on their website on Tuesday that seiyuu Kazuko Yanaga passed away at age 67.

Source: 81 Produce

20 of 34 Comments Recent Comments

Winter 2015 looking very promising!!

Nov 18, 2014 1:39 PM by Ra

Hamatora is ending? that was so sudden
Good news for naruto fans

Nov 12, 2014 5:58 AM by Makuro

>Souma by Juicy Staff

Eh...

Nov 12, 2014 2:08 AM by skapandi

SanjiCC said:
Can they just announce that Owari no Seraph will air winter already?

WIT already has Rolling Girls for their Winter show, so the best bet is probably it airing in Spring. I guess J.C Staff will start airing either Danmachi or Souma from Spring onwards so I'm hoping both of it won't be aired at the same time so they can focus on each one at a time.

Nov 11, 2014 11:38 PM by EasyGo-er

RIP Kazuko Yanaga.

Nov 11, 2014 1:50 PM by Laena

Well, not surprising Ao Haru Ride's gonna end soon.

Nov 11, 2014 11:43 AM by jhobi

Super hyped for winter!

Nov 11, 2014 11:25 AM by VioLink

RIP Kazuko Yanaga :(

Snow said:

It was confirmed in the December issue of Bessatsu Margaret that Ao Haru Ride is reaching its climax.

That was expected, considering all the dorama in the latest chapter of the manga. Would've been more surprised if they didn't make an announcement like this right around now :/

Good news for Naruto fans :D

Also, so much hype for Durarara. Nice to have all my favourite seiyuu in one place again. Like an Awesome Seiyuu Party ;-;

Nov 11, 2014 2:39 AM by KawaiiSenpaii

I think, I can already see what the short story related to Naruto will be about.
I will watch all those Animu :3 Especially Shokugeki no Souma, I really like its character designs, and that girl.
Giovanni no Shima and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari looks great, no wonder.
They should animate all of the Ao Haru Ride chapters.
Congrats to Hekiru Shiina~ RIP to Kazuko Yanaga~

Nov 11, 2014 2:24 AM by Tengai

Can they just announce that Owari no Seraph will air winter already?

Nov 11, 2014 1:55 AM by JudeMaxwell

cant wait to Durarara!!x2
Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika first time
i hear about this anime it cover mental disorders
as a comedy show, i got to watch this.

Nov 11, 2014 1:01 AM by Nisx

Definitely excited for Souma, and I pray they give the manga justice!

Nov 10, 2014 9:34 PM by oooVasAooo

Rest in peace, Kazuko Yanaga. The news about Naruto aren't that new, but that happens when you are waiting for News Briefs. Bittersweet news overall.

Nov 10, 2014 9:31 PM by Subpyro

Why are all my fav shoujo manga ending one after another? And also Naruto :(

Anyway, hoping Ghibli can take the Oscar this time around. Kaguya-hime looks pretty good.

Nov 10, 2014 6:49 PM by BatoKusanagi

Doaj said:
Paulo27 said:


There's at least 10 shows that will keep going, 12 would be the max I think.
Honestly not that hyped for Winter, not at all really, then again, Fall has been amazing for me so far and the shows that will keep going are good ones, Durarara and A/Z S2 will be nice, everything else is just like "I'll watch it, I guess", lots of CGDCT next season though so that's nice at least, will be a nice break from the action packed Fall.


I'm actually more excited for Spring season next year than I am for winter. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Stardust Crusaders, KnB3, Tsukimonogatari, Durarara, and Tokyo Ghoul are the only winter shows I'm looking at still (And most are sequels or continuations), while I already have Lupin III: Part IV, Digimon, Baby Steps, Ninja Slayer, and Doamiger Z, which is impressive considering less than half as many shows have been announced.


Spring is too early to call for me as only 2 anime I want to watch were announced, hopefully Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic airs in the Spring.

Nov 10, 2014 6:03 PM by Hoppy

Paulo27 said:
Hahalollawl said:


I don't know if you're right or wrong, but what makes you think that? Isn't it a significant drop off in the number of new shows compared to this season? I think this season has 40 new shows and Winter 2015 has less than 30 right?


There's at least 10 shows that will keep going, 12 would be the max I think.
Honestly not that hyped for Winter, not at all really, then again, Fall has been amazing for me so far and the shows that will keep going are good ones, Durarara and A/Z S2 will be nice, everything else is just like "I'll watch it, I guess", lots of CGDCT next season though so that's nice at least, will be a nice break from the action packed Fall.


I'm actually more excited for Spring season next year than I am for winter. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Stardust Crusaders, KnB3, Tsukimonogatari, Durarara, and Tokyo Ghoul are the only winter shows I'm looking at still (And most are sequels or continuations), while I already have Lupin III: Part IV, Digimon, Baby Steps, Ninja Slayer, and Doamiger Z, which is impressive considering less than half as many shows have been announced.

Nov 10, 2014 5:57 PM by Doaj

Hahalollawl said:
Hoppy said:
Winter 2015 will be the best season of 2015 by default.


I don't know if you're right or wrong, but what makes you think that? Isn't it a significant drop off in the number of new shows compared to this season? I think this season has 40 new shows and Winter 2015 has less than 30 right? At this point I don't know how many I'll enjoy, but less than 30 shows does seem relatively sparse.


Almost everything that I can't wait to watch for next year is in Winter 2015, it's not the sheer quantity of anime but how many can't miss anime I want to watch there is. I've been literally jumpy and impatient when it comes to anime this entire season to the point that I'm having the urge to count the days.

Nov 10, 2014 5:40 PM by Hoppy

Hahalollawl said:
Hoppy said:
Winter 2015 will be the best season of 2015 by default.


I don't know if you're right or wrong, but what makes you think that? Isn't it a significant drop off in the number of new shows compared to this season? I think this season has 40 new shows and Winter 2015 has less than 30 right?


There's at least 10 shows that will keep going, 12 would be the max I think.
Honestly not that hyped for Winter, not at all really, then again, Fall has been amazing for me so far and the shows that will keep going are good ones, Durarara and A/Z S2 will be nice, everything else is just like "I'll watch it, I guess", lots of CGDCT next season though so that's nice at least, will be a nice break from the action packed Fall.

Nov 10, 2014 5:12 PM by Paulo27

Hoppy said:
Winter 2015 will be the best season of 2015 by default.


I don't know if you're right or wrong, but what makes you think that? Isn't it a significant drop off in the number of new shows compared to this season? I think this season has 40 new shows and Winter 2015 has less than 30 right? At this point I don't know how many I'll enjoy, but less than 30 shows does seem relatively sparse.

Nov 10, 2014 5:06 PM by Hahalollawl

I honestly am a bit surprised on the Durarara!!x2 Shou, I'm glad I visited this thread~( I'm not uptodate with my animu)

Nov 10, 2014 4:53 PM by Rasco