Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Jan 12 - 18

by Snow
Jan 20, 2015 8:56 AM | 13 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

Etotama
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Chuu-tan: Sayaka Ohara
Shaa-tan: Hitomi Nabatame

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


Kekkai Sensen
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Blitz T. Abrahms: Akio Otsuka
Patrick: Unshou Ishizuka

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


Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken
Staff members and the studio were announced. The title of the anime was changed from the original title of the light novel, Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken. Rachirareta means being kidnapped or abducted whereas Gets Sareta translates to "gets taken away," and results in a less serious title.

Director: Masato Jinbo
Series Composition: Kento Shimoyama
Studio: Silver Link

Source: 0takomu
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni 'Shomin Sample' Toshite Rachirareta Ken' To Get Anime Adaptation


Sore ga Seiyuu!
Main cast members and studios for the TV series were announced.

Cast
Rin Kohana: Marika Kouno
Futaba Ichinose: Rie Takahashi
Ichigo Moesaki: Yuki Nagaku

Staff
Music Studio: Evil Line Records
Studio: Gonzo

Source: 0takomu
Previous related news: 4-Koma Manga 'Sore ga Seiyuu!' TV Anime Announced


Other Anime News

Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
The official site announced that Kaguya-hime no Monogatari was nominated for the Animated Feature Film category of the 87th Academy Awards. Giovanni no Shima, which was also submitted to the same category, was not nominated.

Source: Official site


Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal TV Broadcast
The world-wide ONA series will be broadcast on TV in Japan starting April 2015. Schedule and station information will be announced at a later time.

Source: Twitter


Manga News

Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san.
It was announced that the manga will resume its serialization. The series went on hiatus in May 2014.

Source: Natalie


Bleach Chapter Delayed One Week
The mangaka announced in a series of tweets that the chapter for this week's issue of Shounen Jump, released on January 19th, will be delayed by one week due to an illness.

Source: Twitter


Seikon no Qwaser Close to the End
Mangaka Hiroyuki Yoshino mentioned in the 20th volume of the manga that the next volume would include the beginning of the final battle.

Source: ANN


Industry News

Chikao Otsuka
The seiyuu passed away on January 15th from ischemic heart disease.

Source: Aoni Productions


Kazumasa Hirai
The mangaka passed away on January 17th.

Source: AnimeAnime


Ghost in the Shell
The live action adaptation by DreamWorks is expected to premiere on April 14, 2017.

Source: AnimeAnime

13 Comments Recent Comments

Iudex said:
R.I.P Chikao Otsuka and Kazumasa Hirai.

Jan 21, 2015 8:33 PM by KnightA

Iudex said:
R.I.P Chikao Otsuka and Kazumasa Hirai.


I hope Kimito's (Shomin Sample) VA isn't Matsuoka Yoshitsugu. Seriously, all of us are sick of his voice this year

Jan 21, 2015 8:08 PM by PitchBlack99

Mosst of these look really good

Jan 21, 2015 12:51 PM by Alluka-Chama

Snow said:
Seikon no Qwaser Close to the End
Mangaka Hiroyuki Yoshino mentioned in the 20th volume of the manga that the next volume would include the beginning of the final battle.

Source: ANN


Season 3 pl0x

Jan 21, 2015 12:14 PM by CLBGM

good for Kaguya-hime no Monogatari ^^

Jan 21, 2015 7:28 AM by Yohimo_asakura

I shall watch all Ghost in the Shell Anime before that movie premiers.
Alright, Seikon no Qwaser Manga is about to end :3

Iudex said:
R.I.P Chikao Otsuka and Kazumasa Hirai.


Yeah, rest in peace~

Jan 21, 2015 4:44 AM by Tengai

i think it's time for me to watch Ghost in the Shell.

Jan 21, 2015 3:29 AM by jonjoy

Godammit another Bleach-chapter delayed. I was waitting two weeks for the next chapter and now I will have to wait another one. The waiting is killing me :'(

Jan 21, 2015 2:06 AM by femto999

Iudex said:
R.I.P Chikao Otsuka and Kazumasa Hirai.

Jan 20, 2015 9:38 AM by AL19

R.I.P. Otsuka, Chikao and Hirai, Kazumasa

What Seikon no Qwaser Will enter final battle!!Man loving this manga...Well can't wait to see how that happens!

Jan 20, 2015 9:27 AM by MrEpicMichael

RIP Chikao Otsuka and Kazumasa Hirai :(

Still pretty hyped about Kekkai Sensen for Spring. I really hop we get another PV soon.

Jan 20, 2015 9:14 AM by Stark700

R.I.P Chikao Otsuka and Kazumasa Hirai.

Jan 20, 2015 9:01 AM by Marasmus

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 20, 2015 8:56 AM by Snow