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News Briefs for Jan 26 - Feb 1

by Snow
Feb 2, 2015 3:46 PM | 31 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 Cadenza
Additional cast members for the movie were announced. The movie will premiere on October 3, 2015.

Musashi: Rie Kugimiya
Shouzou Chihaya: Jouji Nakata

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: 'Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova' Movies Announced for 2015


Arslan Senki (TV)
Main cast and staff members for the TV series were announced, along with a new CM.

Cast
Arslan: Yuusuke Kobayashi
Daryun: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Narsus: Daisuke Namikawa
Elam: Natsuki Hanae

Staff
3D CGI: SANZIGEN
Art Director: Tadashi Kudou
Character Design: Ushio Tazawa, Kazuo Watanabe
Chief Character Design: Shingo Ogiso
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Music: Taro Iwashiro
Photography: Graphinica
Series Composition: Makoto Uezu
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
Sound Studio: Magic Capsule
Studio: LIDENFILMS, SANZIGEN

Source: Official site
Previous related news: News Briefs for Jan 5 - 11


Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
It was announced via the official Twitter that the series will be delayed and air in Summer 2015. A PV was also released.

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: News Briefs for Dec 1 - 7


Owari no Seraph
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Kureto Hiiragi: Tomoaki Maeno
Shinya Hiiragi: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

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


Plastic Memories
Main and supporting cast members for the TV series were announced, along with a new PV.

Isla: Sora Amamiya
Tsukasa Mizugaki: Yasuaki Takumi
Michiru Kinushima: Chinatsu Akasaki
Kazuki Kuwanomi: Megumi Toyoguchi
Zack: Sayuri Yahagi
Constance: Satoshi Hino
Yasutaka Hanada: Kenjirou Tsuda
Takao Yamonobe: Nobuo Tobita
Sherry: Aimi Terakawa
Eru Miru: Sumire Uesaka

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: News Briefs for Oct 27 - Nov 2


Show By Rock!!
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced, along with a new PV.

Logia: Rina Hidaka
Tsukino: Ai Kayano
Jacqueline: Rie Murakawa
Holmy: Hiromi Igarashi

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


Other Anime News

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) - Currently Airing
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Ritsu: Saki Fujita
Itona Horibe: Megumi Ogata

Source: Scan via Yaraon


Manga News

New Kodoku no Gourmet Volume Published
After 18 years, manga Kodoku no Gourmet is receiving its second volume. It will collect chapters which were serialized sporadically in Weekly Spa! magazine since the last volume was published.

Source: ANN


Magazine Hosts Poll for Next Anime
Ura Sunday is collecting votes from fans via its Manga ONE application to determine which one of 15 eligible manga will be made into an anime adaptation. The votes will be tallied April 30th. Series that have already been adapted are ineligible. Of Ura Sunday series currently in our DB, all entries are eligible aside from Hero Hearts and Magi: Sinbad no Bouken.

Source: ANN


Industry News

ViViD Disbands
The visual-kei band which performed theme songs for anime, such as Bleach's OP14 "BLUE" and Magi's OP2 "Hikari," announced via Twitter that they will be disbanding on April 29th after their tour.

Source: Nekonotemo


Seiyuu Sayuri Yahagi Married
The seiyuu announced her marriage.

Source: Ota-suke

20 of 31 Comments Recent Comments

Will watch all these Animu :3
Kodoku no Gourmet sounds interesting to me~
Congrats to Sayuri Yahagi ^^

Feb 5, 2015 12:58 AM by Tengai

Oh damn, second Arpeggio movie is finally going to introduce Gunzo's dad.

Shit is gonna get real.

Feb 4, 2015 6:41 PM by Jonesy974

yakami95 said:
Owari no Seraph not yet been released, and has already confirmed the second season

Haven't you heard of a split-cour? It's a 2-cour show with a one season break in between. This is the same case as Fate/Zero, FSN - UBW, Aldnoah and Valvrave. There's even the rare cases like JoJo Part 3 (4-cour split into two 2-cour) and Durarara!!x2 (3-cour split into three 1-cour) now. There will probably be more shows that follows in this same trend soon.

Feb 4, 2015 8:00 AM by EasyGo-er

TheNaturalPerm said:
-Aku said:
i'm still wondering if Arslan Senki will be a full 3DCGI anime... i hope not

most definitely not. there merely is one studio thats exclusively doing the CG parts and Lidenfilms will be in charge of the normal animation.

Still...I don't like the fact that a studio as inexperienced as LIDENFILMS gets to handle Arslan Senki. It's only their second full length episode tv series with the first one being Terrible Formars :|

I haven't watched Terra Formars but I sure hope they won't make Arslan Senki like it.

Feb 4, 2015 7:12 AM by Samii

Owari no Seraph not yet been released, and has already confirmed the second season

Feb 4, 2015 2:08 AM by yakami95

Shadow-Chan said:
All my votes for Bishonenness.
Snow said:
Magazine Hosts Poll for Next Anime

Not sure if everyone is aware, but you don't have to get the MangaONE app to vote.
You can also vote from Ura Sunday, for any manga once every 12 hours.
You sumbit your vote by clicking 投票する, commenting is not necessary.
投票有難うございました。よろしければコメントをどうぞ!

Feb 4, 2015 1:26 AM by Shadow-Chan

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu:
Itona Horibe: Megumi Ogata

Arslan Senki:
Daryun: Yoshimasa Hosoya


Now that's awesome!

Feb 3, 2015 10:15 AM by iLostReason

Snow said:
Itona Horibe: [b][u]Megumi Ogata[/b][/u]
ORGSMING

Feb 3, 2015 10:09 AM by Comic_Sans

Since sanzigen is also animating arslan senki i guess it will have large cgi fights
I dont mind that as much as the character designs

Feb 3, 2015 9:04 AM by Maor

i'll take lidenfilms//sanzigen over pierrot anyday

Feb 3, 2015 9:01 AM by Brynhild

All my votes for Bishonenness.

Feb 3, 2015 5:23 AM by Shadow-Chan

-Aku said:
i'm still wondering if Arslan Senki will be a full 3DCGI anime... i hope not

most definitely not. there merely is one studio thats exclusively doing the CG parts and Lidenfilms will be in charge of the normal animation.

Still...I don't like the fact that a studio as inexperienced as LIDENFILMS gets to handle Arslan Senki. It's only their second full length episode tv series with the first one being Terrible Formars :|

Feb 3, 2015 4:16 AM by NaturalPerm

Kuusen Madoushi, Owari no Seraph and Plastic Memories look good to me

Feb 3, 2015 3:53 AM by thepath

Congratulations Paisen.. and she's also in plastic memories, can't wait

Feb 3, 2015 3:25 AM by Kaca_

Arslan Senki is looking a joke, MC reminds me of Hime from A/Z, come on, not even two studios with all caps name is going to save it.

Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan got delayed but still no good PV, I'm interested in this but Diomedea is going to have to give it their all to get me watching.

Plastic Memories is looking great.

I've added Show By Rock to my plan to watch but I'm not sure if it'll ever move on to another list, waiting for more PVs.

Suisei no Gargantia: Meguru Kouro, Haruka OVA 2 is looking interesting, hoping for more stuff after this.

Tamayura is still doing what it does best, what a masterpiece, really excited for the movie.

Feb 3, 2015 1:03 AM by Paulo27

mayukachan said:
Kureto Hiiragi: Tomoaki Maeno
Shinya Hiiragi: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

HOT DAMN
Yes!!!!

Great choice from WIT. Decim from Death Parade really suits Kureto and I just know Tatsuhisa Suzuki can pull off that cool guy voice. I hope there's PV2 coming out later.

As for Arslan Senki, it will probably be a 2D-CGi hybrid anime just like how they handled the Initial D trilogy since both are made by LIDENFILMS x Sanzigen.

OreGairu's artstyle is different because of the change for character designer, not the studio. Though I'd admit that Yui almost seems like Misaka Mikoto in a few scenes lol.

Feb 2, 2015 10:10 PM by EasyGo-er

Snow said:
Magazine Hosts Poll for Next Anime
Ura Sunday is collecting votes from fans via its Manga ONE application to determine which one of 15 eligible manga will be made into an anime adaptation. The votes will be tallied April 30th. Series that have already been adapted are ineligible. Of Ura Sunday series currently in our DB, all entries are eligible aside from Hero Hearts and Magi: Sinbad no Bouken.

Source: ANN
Now that's interesting, wonder which will it be. Hope it's good.

Feb 2, 2015 9:57 PM by ToG25thBaam

Ohh Iwashiro Taro working on Arslan Senki? Yeees. His Suisei no Gargantia's soundtrack was so memorable.

Feb 2, 2015 7:05 PM by tingy

PokeBaal said:
Anime for Mob Psycho 100 PLS Japan!


Hopefully this is the one that gets the most votes in the end.

Regarding the news briefs, I have mixed thoughts on Arslan Senki's studio but we'll see. Definitely looking forward to Owari no Seraph's 1st cour for Spring Season. And this month, I hope they announce Non Non Biyori Repeat as a Spring title. There's been too many teasing with the news!

Feb 2, 2015 5:25 PM by Stark700

Kureto Hiiragi: Tomoaki Maeno
Shinya Hiiragi: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

HOT DAMN
Yes!!!!

Feb 2, 2015 4:50 PM by Mayuka