Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Jan 5 - 11

by Snow
Jan 12, 2015 6:21 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

Arslan Senki (TV)
Staff members for the TV series were announced.

Character Design: Shingo Ogiso
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Series Composition: Makoto Uezu

Source: Tokyo Anime News
Previous related news: 'Arslan Senki' Gets Anime Adaptation

Ghost in the Shell (2015)
Staff members for the upcoming movie were announced, along with a new PV. It was announced to premiere early Summer 2015.

Animation Director: Toru Okubo
Character Designer & General Director: Kazuchika Kise
Director: Kazuya Nomura
Music: Cornelius
Screenplay: Tow Ubukata

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: New 'Ghost in the Shell' Movie to Premiere 2015

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced, along with a new PV.

Rio Wezley: Eri Kitamura
Corona Timil: Misato Fukuen

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

Ore Monogatari!!
The main cast members for the TV series were revealed.

Takeo Gouda: Takuya Eguchi
Rinko Yamato: Megumi Han
Makoto Sunakawa: Nobunaga Shimazaki

Source: ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Dec 22 - 28

Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Movie 1 - Me: Kizashi
The roles were revealed for the cast members announced last month.

Takumi Shindou: Aya Uchida
Susune Maekawa: Mayu Iizuka

Source: Moca-News
Previous related news: News Briefs for Dec 15 - 21

Other Anime News

Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season - Currently Airing
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Lemrina Vers Envers: Shiina Natsukawa
Yacoym: Kazuyuki Okitsu

Source: Official site

Tsukimonogatari Collaboration CM
A collaboration CM of author Nisio Isin's new light novel, titled Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku, and Tsukimonogatari aired at the end of the series' broadcast. The commercial can be found in the PV section.

Source: Tweet

Manga News

Kono Onee-san wa Fiction desu!? to End
The seventh volume of the series announced that the next volume will be the last. Crunchyroll is currently releasing the manga online under the English title, Is this Girl for Real!?.

Source: ANN

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Omake
An omake episode in light novel format was announced by G's Magazine. It will be titled Sono Ato no Sonoko.

Source: Nekonotemo

Kickstarter for Finder Series Announced
Digital Manga Inc. announced that a kickstarter campaign was created to restock the first to sixth volumes of the popular yaoi manga Finder Series by Ayano Yamane.

Source: Digital Manga Inc., Kickstarter Page
News submitted by Mythical-Katie

Industry News

Ghost in the Shell Live Action Movie
It was announced that Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson agreed to play the role of Kusanagi Motoko in DreamWorks' live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. The film has yet to be green-lit for production.

Source: Variety
News submitted by MeiEru

Seiyuu Satoshi Hino Married
The seiyuu announced via his blog that he married fellow seiyuu Saki Nakajima.

Source: Official blog

18 Comments Recent Comments

About GiTS live -action movie, I doubt about the ctitics and reception since the context set in the manga is completely diffrent from the live-action, which is far more complex and hold all the stakes it had, and to be adressed for a large aldult Japanese readers. BTW, Johanson as Major wont be a good choice.Finally, Rupert made some shits, so it ll be decent or completely garbage.

For the "Is this girl a fiction?" manga, too bad if it ends here, as we didn't know too much about the protagonists. More, the story feels too rushed to reach the conclusion.

Jan 14, 2015 12:57 AM by ghoullovesharem

Ore Monogatari anime? That's new to me. Surprised to see that Madhouse is going to animate it as well.

Jan 13, 2015 11:54 PM by ToG25thBaam

Ghost in The Shell got an official release date:

Jan 13, 2015 3:09 PM by SnazzGary

AL19 said:
Congrats to Satoshi Hino.

Jan 13, 2015 12:27 AM by SweetCoconut

Paulo27 said:
And speaking of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, it just got a dub.

This is great news. It brings more attention to an underrated series.

Jan 12, 2015 10:24 PM by arsonal

Kono Onee-san wa Fiction desu!? ending...I wonder if that means the anime adaptation coming it will cover the entire series.

Jan 12, 2015 9:57 PM by Jonesy974

Paulo27 said:
And speaking of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, it just got a dub.
That's pretty damn early.

I seen their pricing and it's worse than Aniplex, absolute fail.

Jan 12, 2015 4:38 PM by Hoppy

Yuuki Yuuna dub. Interesting.

Jan 12, 2015 4:08 PM by FireKiller87

Hype for Detective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire Sunflowers. Evil kaitou

Jan 12, 2015 3:02 PM by AllenVonStein

Purse Owner 3: Falling Down is coming out this spring? Then maybe we'll finally get the second film subbed

Jan 12, 2015 1:45 PM by Comic_Sans

And speaking of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, it just got a dub.
That's pretty damn early.

Jan 12, 2015 12:17 PM by Paulo27

FUCK. so no Mamoru Oshii for Ghost in the Shell. That makes me pretty sad...

Jan 12, 2015 10:59 AM by NaturalPerm

I am ready to wait for these Animu :3
Scarlett Johansson as Kusanagi Motoko, huh.
Looks like I can read Kono Onee-san wa Fiction desu!? soon.
Congrats to Satoshi Hino~ Saki Nakajima is pretty.

Jan 12, 2015 9:25 AM by Tengai

spring 2015 line up is indeed godly

FSN 2nd, Gintama 2015, DxD 3rd, Nisekoi 2nd, Sidonia 2nd, Oregairu 2nd, and Yamada-kun + AB sp.

Also some nostalgia series for some people like Saint Seiya new, Digimon new, Lupin new, Mahou shoujo nanoha new.

Godliness will soon attain a new standard.

Jan 12, 2015 9:24 AM by bunny1ov3r

Not one, two, but three new series announced for Spring! The lineup looks so godly now although I have some doubts about the GITS news. (the one about the TV series)

Ore Monogatari!!'s staff also looks awesome.

Jan 12, 2015 9:10 AM by Stark700

2 new characters for Tamayura, uh? I like their designs, kinda, not really a fan of megane-chans but depends on what personality they give her I guess, hopefully they don't get too much in the way of the story given how everyone already has their fair share of development and the story is bringing in brand new characters when it should be focusing on ending things and exploring its themes further. We'll see I guess, excited nonetheless.

For those wondering the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Omake will focus on Sonoko and what happened to her after the TV series.

Jan 12, 2015 8:29 AM by Paulo27

Congrats to Satoshi Hino.

Jan 12, 2015 7:01 AM by AL19

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.

Jan 12, 2015 6:21 AM by Snow