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News Briefs for Dec 22 - 28

by Snow
Dec 30, 2014 4:38 AM | 18 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
Additional cast members were announced for the series, and a trailer was released.

Ashigara: Suzuko Mimori
Myoukou: Ayaka Fukuhara
Hiei: Mao Ichimichi
Haguro: Hiromi Igarashi

Source: Animate


Charlotte
Dengeki G's February 2015 issue announced further details about the upcoming Key x P.A. Works anime. The story will focus on four characters on the student council, one of which is a member of one of two bands in the series. The songs sung by the bands will be rock, and the vocalists will be female. Unlike Angel Beats!, the characters' seiyuu will sing for their characters. Jun Maeda will produce all OP, ED, and insert songs for the series (composition and lyrics). The story will be somewhat similar to Angel Beats!, but will focus more on each character. The first half the series will be calm, and then it will progress with vigor.

Two characters were also revealed: Yuu Otosaka, who looks like an A student but is not good at studying; and Nao Tomori, the student council president who is very firm and studious, but has behavior problems.

Source: Otakomu


Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
Additional cast members were announced for the series, and a PV was released.

Eina Tulle: Haruka Tomatsu
Syr Flover: Shizuka Ishigami

Source: Yaraon


Hibike! Euphonium
Staff members were announced for the series in a new PV.

Art Director: Mutsuo Shinohara
Character Design: Keiko Ikeda
Color Design: Akiyo Takeda
Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Film Director: Kazuya Takao
Instrumental Setting: Hiroyuki Takahashi
Music: Akito Matsuda
Production: "Hibike!" Production Commiitte (Kyoto Animation, Pony Canyon, Lantis, Rakuonsha)
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Series Production Direction: Naoko Yamada
Studio: Kyoto Animation

Source: Promotional Video
Previous related news: Novel 'Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Koukou Suisogaku-bu e Youkoso' Gets TV Anime


Seiken Tsukai no World Break
Additional staff and cast members were announced for the series.

Staff
Sound Director: Takayuki Inagaki
Sound: Sound Wing

Cast
Sophia Mertesacker: Machico
Yuri Olegovic Zhirkov: Nichika Oomori
Katya Eschvna Honda: Sakura Ayane
Sir Edward Lombard: Wataru Hatano
Jin Isurugi: Yuuichi Nakamura
Gen Isurugi: Ryou Sugisaki
Tokiko Kanzaki: Yuu Kobayashi
Tarou Tanaka: Tooru Ookawa
Andou Suruga: Akira Ishida
Charles Saint-Germain: Takehito Koyasu
Arlene Highbury: Rie Kugimiya
Zhixin Lu: Hikaru Midorikawa
Vasilisa Yuryevna Mostovaya: Fumi Morisawa

Source: Official site


Show By Rock!!
Additional cast members were announced for the series.

Cyan: Eri Inakawa
Chuchu: Sumire Uesaka
Moa: Ayane Sakura
Retoree: Manami Numakura
Crow: Kishou Taniyama
Aion: Kouki Uchiyama
Yaiba: Tetsuya Kakihara
Rom: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Darudayuu: Megumi Han
A: Saori Hayami
Un: Eriko Matsui
Shuu Zou: Mamoru Miyano
Kai: Ryouta Oosaka
Riku: Ayumu Murase

Source: Moca News


Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD
Additional cast members were announced for the series.

Melodiya: Juri Nagatsuma
Harmony (Black): Juri Kimura
Harmony (White): Chitose Morinaga
Shout: Minami Takahashi
Rhythmic: Yurika Kubo

Source: Nekonotemo (February 2015 issue of Dengeki G's magazine)


Tokyo Ghoul √A
Additional cast members were announced for the series.

Tatara: Kouji Yusa
Eto: Maaya Sakamoto
Naki: Hiro Shimono
Kurona Yasuhisa: Aoi Yuuki
Nashiro Yasuhisa: Haruka Tomatsu
Donato Porpora: Kazuhiko Inoue
Akira Mado: Asami Seto
Take Hirato: Takayuki Kondou

Source: Marv


Other Anime News

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
The Black Moon arc will begin on January 17, 2015, and two additional cast members along with a PV were released.

Chibiusa: Misato Fukuen
Sailor Pluto: Ai Maeda

Source: Animate


Manga News

Toshokan Sensou: Love & War Sequel Announced
The concluding chapter of Toshokan Sensou: Love & War ran in LaLa magazine's February 2015 issue and announced that a follow-up series, titled Toshokan Sensou: Love & War Bessatsu-hen, will begin in the May issue (releasing on March 24th). A special chapter will also run in LaLa DX's March 2015 issue, to be released on February 10th.

Source: Natalie
News submitted by Hiryu12


Industry News

Hidetoshi Nakamura Passes Away
The seiyuu and actor passed away on Christmas Eve (December 24th) at the age of 60 years.

Source: 81produce

18 Comments Recent Comments

Huh, so Library Wars is getting a sequel?

…that's great, with me only on Volume 3 of the original story! ( ゚д゚)

Jan 1, 2015 9:59 AM by BlazingOptimist

Not really buying Charlotte yet, but it is the same creator as Angel Beats and Little Busters ( which i both loved), so i expect good things - especially since how they keep bringing up Angel Beats into it........

Edit: But i do love how they are focusing on a much smaller amount of characters

Dec 30, 2014 8:49 PM by Machination

R.I.P. Hidetoshi Nakamura.

Dec 30, 2014 4:33 PM by AL19

I like the additional cast for Tokyo Ghoul.
RIP Hidetoshi Nakamura~

Dec 30, 2014 10:27 AM by Tengai

Eto will be voiced by Shinobu-chan! Rejoice!!

Dec 30, 2014 9:40 AM by PriestSlayer

Thanks for the news !

Dec 30, 2014 9:38 AM by terrablu2003

Would you look at that, Charlotte sounds like another angst-filled teen story that takes the same routes that most of Maeda's do. Will it have lots of girls surrounding one boy who helps their problems?

No thanks. Over-angsty stuff is a major turn off. It can become real awkward when you are thrown into constant sadness and don't feel anything because, "I WANT YOU TO FEEL, SO FEEEEEL"

Hidetoshi Nakamura Passes Away

R.I.P

It's sad that these news in the forums don't get as much recognition as an anime coming out.

Dec 30, 2014 8:14 AM by SnazzGary

Charlotte sounds nice.
That Kyoani anime though... ugh, hate the character designs.

Dec 30, 2014 7:59 AM by Paulo27

tsubasalover said:
AllenVonStein said:
I don't see tokyo ghoul second PV. Wasn't supposed to come out 25 december

It is still officially not out online.
http://www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul/special.html

ok .thnx

Dec 30, 2014 6:42 AM by AllenVonStein

AllenVonStein said:
I don't see tokyo ghoul second PV. Wasn't supposed to come out 25 december

It is still officially not out online.
http://www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul/special.html

Dec 30, 2014 6:32 AM by tsubasalover

I don't see tokyo ghoul second PV. Wasn't supposed to come out 25 december

Dec 30, 2014 6:22 AM by AllenVonStein

RIP
Hide Toshi Nakamura

Dec 30, 2014 6:18 AM by Mr_Gutts

Asami Seto as Akira. Sweet.

Dec 30, 2014 6:12 AM by SweetCoconut

Kineta said:
YumeHunter said:
Wasn't Assassination Classroom's PV from 22nd?

Snow said:
Note: All PVs/CMs from the Winter season can be found on our Winter 2015 Preview thread found here.

We separate them once the Season PV thread goes up.
Oh whoops didn't notice that. Thanks anyways

Dec 30, 2014 5:29 AM by Raina-

YumeHunter said:
Wasn't Assassination Classroom's PV from 22nd?
Snow said:
Note: All PVs/CMs from the Winter season can be found on our Winter 2015 Preview thread found here.

We separate them once the Season PV thread goes up.


I'm quite surprised at some of the VAs cast as supporting characters in World Break:
The PV didn't look like anything special at all, but the supporting cast has raised my interest slightly. Koyasu, why don't you act in many series anymore ;_;

I'm looking forward to picking up Toshokan Sensou: Love & War now that it has completed, too.

Dec 30, 2014 5:21 AM by Kineta

Wasn't Assassination Classroom's PV from 22nd?

Dec 30, 2014 5:16 AM by Raina-

A lot of previews this week...

And not to mention, some new additions to the Spring lineup. April looks godly next year. I wonder when Charlotte will air though. My bet is Summer now at earliest. Hope it will be 2 cour too.

Dec 30, 2014 4:55 AM by Stark700

PVs/TV Ads
A collection of promotional videos and TV advertisements from the past week.
Note: All PVs/CMs from the Winter season can be found on our Winter 2015 Preview thread found here.

Dec 30, 2014 4:38 AM by Snow