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News Briefs for Nov 17 - 23

by Snow
Nov 24, 2014 3:46 AM | 22 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

Absolute Duo
Supporting cast members for the TV series were announced, along with performers of the ending themes.

Imari Nagakura: Haruka Tomatsu
Rito Tsukumi: Yukari Tamura
Sakuya Tsukumo: Yui Horie
Tora: Natsuki Hanae
Tatsu: Yoshihisa Kawahara

Ending Theme Performance: Nozomu Yamamoto (Solo), Nozomu Yamamura & Haruka Yamazaki (Duet), and Ayaka Imamura & Ayaka Suwa (Duet)

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: News Briefs for Oct 20 - 26


Death Parade
Main cast members and additional staff members for the TV series were announced.

Cast
Quindecim: Tomoaki Maeno
Onna: Asami Seto
Nonaginta: Rumi Ookubo
Viginti: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Staff
Art Director: Satoru Hirayanagi
CG Director: Shigenori Hirozumi
Character Design, General Illustration Director: Shinichi Kurita
Color Design: Yoshinori Horikawa
Editing: Naoki Kawanishi
Film Director: Yuuki Kawashita
Music: Yuuki Hayashi
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Studio: Madhouse

Source: Official site
Previous related news: TV Anime of 'Death Billiards' Announced


Gangsta.
Supporting cast members for the TV series were announced.

Marco Adriano: Takahiro Sakurai
Loretta Cristiano Amodio: Kana Ueda
Constance Raveau: Ami Koshimizu
Galahad Woehor: Tetsu Inada

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Aug 18 - 24


Juuou Mujin no Fafnir
Main cast members for the series were announced.

Iris Freyja: Rina Hidaka
Yuu Mononobe: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Mitsuki Monobe: Manami Numakura

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


Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
Main and supporting cast members for the OVA series were announced, along with the third PV.

Char Aznable: Shuuichi Ikeda
Casval Rem Deikun: Mayumi Tanaka
Artesia Som Deikun: Megumi Han
Degwin Sodo Zabi: Jin Urayama
Gihren Zabi: Banjou Ginga
Sasro Zabi: Shinshuu Fuji
Dozle Zabi: Kenta Miyake
Kycilia Zabi: Akeno Watanabe
Zeon Zum Deikun: Eizou Tsuda
Astraia Tor Deikun: Ayumi Tsunematsu
Ramba Ral: Shigeo Kiyama
Jimba Ral: Chafuurin
Crowley Hamon: Miyuki Sawashiro

Source: Official site


Military!
Some staff and cast members were announced for the Winter 2015 anime.

Staff
Director: Hiroshi Kimura
Character Design: Yoshihiro Nakamori
Studio: Creators in Pack

Cast
Lieutenant Rutgalnikov: Nao Touyama
Second Lieutenant Haruka: Ayane Sakura
Souhei Yano: Yoshitaka Yamaya
Colonel Aria Grummans: Misaki Suzuki
Yukari Mizuno: Ayano Terasaki
Shakirov: Inori Minase

Source: Yaraon
Previous related news: 4-Koma Manga 'Miritari!' To Get Anime Adaptation


Shinmai Maou no Testament
Supporting cast members and the ending theme for the series were announced.

Yahiro Takigawa: Tomokazu Sugita
Kurumi Nonaka: Iori Nomizu
Takashi Hayase: Go Inoue
Kyouichi Shiba: Daisuke Hirakawa
Zest: Seiko Yoshida
Mamoru Sakazaki: Kenjiro Tsuda

Ending Theme: "Still Sis" by Kaori Sadohara

Source: Moca
Previous related news: News Briefs for Oct 6 - 12


Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (OVA)
Additional cast members for the series were revealed.

Ellen: Nozomi Furuki
Luigi: Emiri Katou

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Sept 29 - Oct 5
News submitted by KurtEngel


Other Anime News

Buddy Complex Streamed on Nico Live
A 90-minute edited version of the TV series with Mayuka Nasu's narration was streamed with the ending special, Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de, on November 23rd. The title of the edited version is Buddy Complex: Dare mo Shiranai Asu e.

Source: Nekonotemo


Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu Airs in 1-Hour Block
Episodes 8 and 9 will air back-to-back on NTV on November 27th to commemorate the release of the Kiseijuu live action movie (part 1 of 2), to premiere on November 29th.

Source: Official site


Manga News

Okane ga Nai To End
The yaoi manga series by Hitoyo Shinozaki and Tohru Kousaka will end in Comic Magazine Lynx's January issue, to be released on December 9th.

Source: ANN
News submitted by Unknownbutcool


Industry News

Seiyuu Rokuro Naya Passes Away
The voice actor passed away on November 17th in Tokyo Hospital from pneumonia. He was 82 years old. Rokuro's brother, Goro Naya, passed away in March 2013.

Source: Sponichi Annex
Previous related news: VA Naya Goro Passes Away

20 of 22 Comments Recent Comments

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

Nov 26, 2014 11:07 AM by Mr_Gutts

A couple of interesting previews there. I see that Shinmai Maou no Testament is going to air in Winter 2015. I am also looking forward to the Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo OVA.

Nov 25, 2014 12:53 PM by Tomislavr7

death parade = f yeah!

Nov 25, 2014 9:01 AM by alpha_shadow

affirming_flame said:
CLBGM said:
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ


Do you reckon Buddy Complex will get a second season? It didn't seem that popular.

I thought the whole revenge of Bizon arc would be a 2nd season but it was only a two episode special.


Lol I know that, I just wanted to post that comment cuz it would be nice to have a 2nd season but yeah, like you say, it's not popular enough to get a 2nd season.

Nov 25, 2014 7:27 AM by CLBGM

CLBGM said:
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ


Do you reckon Buddy Complex will get a second season? It didn't seem that popular.

I thought the whole revenge of Bizon arc would be a 2nd season but it was only a two episode special.

Nov 24, 2014 8:20 PM by affirming_flame

༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Buddy Complex 2nd Season please. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

Nov 24, 2014 7:07 PM by CLBGM

2 Kiseijuu episodes in one day? Awesome

Nov 24, 2014 12:11 PM by CapRooney

Absolute Duo, Death Parade, Testament and Gangsta all look good.

Nov 24, 2014 11:02 AM by thepath

Paulo27 said:
Absolute Duo, Fafnir and Testament sound so bad, jesus, Winter is looking so weak, outside of sequels I'm not really looking forward to anything in particular.
Looking forward to Project Itoh though.
these type of anime is the first thing i put to my ptw list lmfao

Nov 24, 2014 10:26 AM by moodie

The battle scenes in Origin look so good! Also im Loving the redjuice character designs for Project Itoh. Can't wait for them along with Death parade and Gangsta!

Nov 24, 2014 10:25 AM by VioLink

Absolute Duo, Fafnir and Testament sound so bad, jesus, Winter is looking so weak, outside of sequels I'm not really looking forward to anything in particular.
Looking forward to Project Itoh though.

Nov 24, 2014 8:48 AM by Paulo27

Added Magi: Sinbad no Bouken OVA 3 Trailer and CMs.

Nov 24, 2014 8:31 AM by tsubasalover

Holy shit, I stopped Okane ga Nai a long time ago---was sick of it, and it was boring. Surprised it's going to end. Maybe I'll catch up to it when it does.

R.I.P Naya

Nov 24, 2014 7:41 AM by SnazzGary

R.I.P
Naya

Nov 24, 2014 7:28 AM by AllenVonStein

OMG I was just enjoying Rokuro Naya as Degsby from Logh recently, and always look back at his performance as Senseui in YYH as memorable... I even pointed out his roles to family members recently when we heard him.. Rip Legend, you will be missed.

Nov 24, 2014 4:48 AM by SlickDragon

R.I.P Naya Rokurou

Nov 24, 2014 4:38 AM by Klad

Death Parade and Gangsta. :3
Just when I thought 'Okane ga Nai' looks fun......it's Yaoi....
RIP to Rokuro Naya~

Nov 24, 2014 4:29 AM by Tengai

I'm pretty excited for Kiseijuu episodes eight and nine to air on the same day.

R.I.P. Naya Rokuro.

Nov 24, 2014 4:13 AM by AL19

RIP Naya Rokurou

i heard 8bit handling Absolute Duo, i hope it doesn't end like grisaia

oh, fafnir doesn't have a harem genre, i guess i'll watch this but the synopsis is kinda generic...like bahamut, arsterick, blade dance which are harem shows IMO...

Nov 24, 2014 4:12 AM by MaxXZoe

I'm thinking of getting the Project Itoh novels tbh soon. Good to see another update on Sidonia. It might be a few more months away but each PV gets me hyped.

>Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (OVA)
Additional cast members for the series have been revealed.
Full anime adaptation when?

Anyways, I predict both Gangsta and Death Parade to debut for Spring.

Nov 24, 2014 3:54 AM by Stark700