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News Briefs for Feb 2 - 8

by Snow
Feb 9, 2015 10:50 PM | 8 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

Hibike! Euphonium
Theme songs and additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Asuka Tanaka: Minako Kotobuki
Haruka Ogasawara: Saori Hayami
Kaori Nakaseko: Minori Chihara
Shuuichi Tsukamoto: Haruki Ishiya
Noboru Taki: Takahiro Sakurai

Opening Theme: "DREAM SOLISTER" by TRUE
Ending Theme: "Tutti! (トゥッティ!)" by Tomoyo Kurosawa, Ayaka Asai, Moe Toyota, Chika Anzai

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: News Briefs for Jan 19 - 25


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

Doug Hammer: Mamoru Miyano
Deldro Brody: Keiji Fujiwara
Zed O'Brien: Hikaru Midorikawa

Source: Ota-suke
Previous related news: News Briefs for Jan 12 - 18


Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
Main cast members for the TV series were announced.

Cast
Eruna Ichinomiya: Juri Kimura
Seisa Mikagura: Ari Ozawa
Otone Fujishiro: Saori Oonishi
Himi Yasaka: Ayaka Suwa
Shigure Ninomiya: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Bimii: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Staff
Music: Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Music Studio: Kadokawa (Media Factory)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

Source: Scan via Yaraon
Previous related news: Mixed Media Project 'Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku' Gets Anime Adaptation


Ore Monogatari!!
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Ai Sunakawa: Kikuko Inoue
Hayato Oda: Daisuke Namikawa
Yuriko Gouda: Kazuyo Aoki
Yutaka Gouda: Tessyo Genda
Osamu Kurihara: Junya Enoki
Nanako: Rina Kitagawa
Mariya Saijou: Rena Maeda
Yukika Amami: Ai Kayano

Source: Mantan Web
Previous related news: News Briefs for Jan 5 - 11


Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold
Cast and staff members were announced, along with a new PV. The series was also announced to be an ONA.

Cast
Leo Aiolia: Hideyuki Tanaka
Sagittarius Aioros: Yusaku Yara
Aries Muu: Takumi Yamazaki
Scorpio Milo: Toshihiko Seki
Taurus Aldebaran: Tessyo Genda
Aquarius Camus: Nobutoshi Canna
Virgo Shaka: Yuuji Mitsuya
Capricorn Shura: Takeshi Kusao
Cancer Death Mask: Ryoichi Tanaka
Pisces Aphrodite: Keiichi Nanba
Libra Douko: Kenyuu Horiuchi
Gemini Saga: Ryotaro Okiayu

Staff
Character Design: Motohashi Hideyuki
Director: Takeshi Furuta
Series Composition: Toshimitsu Takeuchi

Source: Official site
Previous related news: New Anime of 'Saint Seiya' Announced


Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Cast
Sukeroku Yuurakutei: Kouichi Yamadera
Miyokichi: Megumi Hayasubara
Yakumo Yuurakutei (7th generation): Hiroshi Yanaka
Amaken: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kikuhiko: Akira Ishida
Yakuza Aniki: Yasuyuki Kase
Ani-san: Shou Sudou
Banzai: Fuurin Cha
Bangesu: Kouji Yusa
Master Nekosuke: Shinpei Hayashiya

Staff
Character Design: Mieko Hosoi
Color Design: Hitomi Sano
Director: Shinichi Omata (Alias: Mamoru Hatakeyama)
Film Director: Shigemitsu Hamao
Music: Natsuna Shibue
Music Studio: Star Child Records
Rakugo Supervisor: Shinpei Hayashiya
Series Composition: Jun Kumagai
Sound Director: Kouji Tsujitani
Sound Producer: DAX Production
Studio: Studio DEEN

Source: Official site, Anime!Anime!
Previous related news: Manga 'Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu' Gets TV Anime


Triage X
Additional main cast members for the TV series were announced.

Yuuko Sagiri: Fuyuka Ooura
Miki Tsurugi: Masumi Asano
Sayo Hitsugi: Ryoko Shiraishi

Source: Ota-suke
Previous related news: News Briefs for Nov 24 - 30


Manga News

New Kazuma Kamachi Light Novel Series Announced
[url=https://myanimelist.net/manga/85471/]Toaru Majutsu no Heavy na Zashikiwarashi ga Kantan na Satsujinhi no Koukon Jijou[/url] was announced to be serialized in Shounen Gangan as a part of Kazuma Kamaki's 10th anniversary project. It will be a collaboration series that features characters from Heavy Object, Intellectual Village no Zashiki Warashi, Kantan na Monitor desu, Toaru Majutsu no Index, and Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijou.

Source: Otakomu


Industry News

Seiyuu Emi Nitta Goes on Hiatus Due to Vocal Cord Nodule
The agency of Emi Nitta announced that the seiyuu will be taking a hiatus for all of February and March due to vocal nord nodule.

Source: Yaraon


Seiyuu Junko Iwao Goes on Hiatus Due to Bronchitis
It was reported that the seiyuu will be taking a hiatus for all of February and March due to bronchitis.

Source: Sponichi


Studio Ghibli Remains Operational While Not Doing Any Work
The co-founder and producer of Studio Ghibli, Toshio Suzuki, who attended a press conference before the premiere of Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken, mentioned that the studio remains operational but is not doing any work. He also stressed that "We still cannot decide what to make" and how it's difficult to decide based on the current world situation.

Source: Oricon via Yahoo! Japan News


Terra Formars Gets Live Action Movie
According to the 11th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine, a live action movie of the series was green-lit. Director Takashi Miike will be in charge of the project.

Source: ANN

8 Comments Recent Comments

> Series Composition: Jun Kumadani

It's Jun Kumagai and he is in MAL database

> New Kazuma Kamaki Light Novel Series Announced

And once more misspelled. It's Kazuma Kamachi

Feb 10, 2015 3:53 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Lol the roach mans are prob going to look so fake.... and the gore...

Feb 10, 2015 8:47 AM by Luzius

Hopefully the new law that was passed in the Diet will keep those illnesses to a minimum since our VAs can get the rest they deserve when they need it and they'll be voicing our favorite characters at their very best.

Feb 10, 2015 8:34 AM by Hoppy

Get well soon, Seiyuu-tachi!!
Live action of Terra Formars directed by Takashi Miike?? I wonder about the effects.

Feb 10, 2015 4:46 AM by Tengai

Tough work as seiyuu! Get well soon, both seiyuus.

Studio Ghibli not doing anything? Waiting for bankruptcy? o_o Other than Miyazaki I believe they have a few more exceptional directors.

Feb 10, 2015 2:14 AM by ToG25thBaam

Terra Formars Gets Live Action Movie
According to the 11th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine, a live action movie of the series was green-lit. Director Takashi Miike will be in charge with the project.

Feb 10, 2015 1:51 AM by G_Spark233

Looks like a solid list this week regarding Spring shows. I wonder when Triage X's PV will debut though.

Still somewhat worried about Arslan Senki but the CM actually looks good there imo. The Studio Ghibli news is kinda interesting so I hope they have some projects planned this year once Ronja is done airing.

Feb 10, 2015 1:09 AM by Stark700

Feb 9, 2015 10:50 PM by Snow