Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Feb 9 - 15

by Snow
Feb 16, 2015 10:04 AM | 33 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

Baby Steps 2nd Season
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Atsushi Hira: Takuya Eguchi
Rames Krishna: Natsuki Hanae

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


[u]Denpa Kyoushi (TV)[/u]
It was revealed in Shounen Sunday that Hiroshi Kamiya will replace Daisuke Ono as Junichirou Kagami, the protagonist in Denpa Kyoushi.

Source: Yaraon


Kekkai Sensen
It was announced via Kekkai Sensen's official site that due to Shinji Ogawa's poor health, he will be replaced by Banjou Ginga for the role of Gilbert F. Altstein.

Source: ANN


Re-Kan!
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Daihen-zamurai: Yoshihisa Kawahara
Hanako-san: Mikako Izawa
Ero-neko: Kujira
Merry-san: Eriko Matsui
Ko-gal Spirit: Aya Uchida
Faceless Spirit: Futaba Kino

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


[u]Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai[/u]
Main and supporting cast members, as well as staff members for the TV series, were announced.

Cast
Tanukichi Okuma: Yuusuke Kobayashi
Ayame Kajou: Shizuka Ishigami
Anna Nishikinomiya: Miyu Matsuki
Hyouka Fuwa: Saori Gotou
Otome Saotome: Satomi Arai

Staff
Director: Youhei Suzuki
Series Composition: Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design: Masahiro Fujii
Production: J.C.Staff

Source: Yaraon
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai' to Get Anime Adaptation


Shokugeki no Souma
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Yuuki Yoshino: Maaya Uchida
Ryouko Sakaki: Ai Kayano
Shun Ibusaki: Taishi Murata
Zenji Marui: Yuusuke Kobayashi

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


Other Anime News

FUNimation Dubs Assassination Classroom, Death Parade, Tokyo Ghoul, and 7 More Shows
FUNimation announced on Friday that it will offer broadcast dubs beginning on Wednesday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST. FUNimation will launch a two-hour "primetime block" and will feature the broadcast dubs of Assassination Classroom, Death Parade, and Tokyo Ghoul √A, in that order, followed by a web show titled DubbleTalk.

The other broadcast dubs will air as follows:
The broadcast dubs will be available to FUNimation subscribers; the DubbleTalk web show will stream on FUNimation's site and Twitch TV.

Source: FUNimation
News submitted by Universalx


Manga News

12th Volume of Seitokai Yakuindomo to Bundle OVA
A scan of the latest issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine (to be released this Thursday) revealed that the 12th volume of manga Seitokai Yakuindomo will bundle a limited edition OVA.

Source: Scan via ANN


Industry News

Terra Formars Live Action Movie Premiere Date Announced
It was announced that the movie will premiere in Japan in 2016.

Source: ANN


Seiyuu Naomi Wakabayashi Gives Birth
Naomi Wakabayashi announced on her blog that she gave birth to a baby girl. She previously announced her pregnancy last September.

Source: Official blog

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

EasyGo-er said:
A better version for Kekkai Sensen PV2 for anyone interested:


Spring season would be the Bones season. They're bringing the sakuga back.

Feb 19, 2015 1:38 AM by RedHead_Bride

A better version for Kekkai Sensen PV2 for anyone interested:

Feb 19, 2015 1:34 AM by EasyGo-er

Thanks for the news !

Feb 18, 2015 7:48 AM by terrablu2003

Comic_Sans said:
Hiroshi Kamiya's going to replace Daisuke Ono in DK? Their voices aren't exactly similar this makes my KamiOno feels grow even more though
Jonesy974 said:
Oh Funi...Tokyo Ghoul blows. I think they overestimate how much people outside of Japan are going to buy into the dub.
Never ever underestimate the dub weebs


True. Weeb power triumphs over all. Just have to hope that the miracle of common sense is bestowed upon the weebs this time.

Feb 17, 2015 7:05 PM by Jonesy974

I'm really interested in how the Yuri Kuma Arashi dub will turn out. Keep it up, Funi.

Feb 17, 2015 2:31 PM by TravSavage

Can't wait for Kekkai Sensen

Feb 17, 2015 2:25 PM by ArbitraryMeme

Congrats Naomi Wakabayashi. Hopes She's Healthy

Feb 17, 2015 4:57 AM by anandthama

Congrats to Naomi Wakabayashi~

Feb 17, 2015 4:38 AM by Tengai

Hiroshi Kamiya's going to replace Daisuke Ono in DK? Their voices aren't exactly similar this makes my KamiOno feels grow even more though
Jonesy974 said:
Oh Funi...Tokyo Ghoul blows. I think they overestimate how much people outside of Japan are going to buy into the dub.
Never ever underestimate the dub weebs

Feb 17, 2015 4:05 AM by Comic_Sans

I'm sad that Hiro Shimono didn't get the role but at least its not Matsuoka (because he needs a break like seriously) and I didn't expect that Hiroshi Kamiya would get the role.

And Kyoukai no Kanata's trailer looks like Tamako Love Story 2.0

Feb 17, 2015 1:05 AM by SweetCoconut

Jonesy974 said:
Oh Funi...Tokyo Ghoul blows. I think they overestimate how much people outside of Japan are going to buy into the dub.

Yuri Kuma...good show, but I don't see the dub even coming close to the Japanese "gao gao. Shaba da-doo".

Rolling Girls...just...why? It's already doing pretty bad.

Speak for yourself. Everyone loves TG here and wil buy into it real quick

Feb 17, 2015 12:20 AM by Ironwez20

The broadcast dubbing is actually pretty big news if this is continues to be successful and becomes the normal, surprised it did not get its own thread.

I think Assassination Classroom has the most to gain as comedy works better in your own language

Feb 16, 2015 11:12 PM by eXtacy67

Oh Funi...Tokyo Ghoul blows. I think they overestimate how much people outside of Japan are going to buy into the dub.

Yuri Kuma...good show, but I don't see the dub even coming close to the Japanese "gao gao. Shaba da-doo".

Rolling Girls...just...why? It's already doing pretty bad.

Feb 16, 2015 9:21 PM by Jonesy974

Absolute Duo being dubbed already wow. 6 animes being dubbed so soon wow but they are all good choices

Feb 16, 2015 6:02 PM by Setsuna200

Snow said:
Naomi Wakabayashi announced on her blog that she gave birth to a baby girl. She previously announced her pregnancy last September.

Source: Official blog

What a beautiful baby girl!

Feb 16, 2015 5:20 PM by arsonal

dinesj21 said:
Why can't they just dub Noragami? :( If they don't plan on doing that then they should give it a second season.
Funimation can only dub shows they get the rights to dub, that they think will be profitable to dub. That's all they can do, in addition to subtitling them and putting them on home video when they get those rights. So far I guess they haven't got the rights or have decided it isn't profitable to dub Noragami. How can Funimation, an American streaming, dubbing and home video company create or itself fund a second season of an anime to which they don't own the original intellectual property????

Kodansha mostly, Avex, Bones... those are the companies on the production committee which have say in whether or not it gets a second season. Funimation... no.

Feb 16, 2015 4:08 PM by hpulley

Looking forward to seeing all those series dubbed.

Feb 16, 2015 4:00 PM by G_Spark233

Mm, we have more Spring updates this week. Interesting. I'm pretty hyped for Kekkai Sensen tbh. The Funimation dub news is also quite interesting there. I'm curious to see what Koro-sensei sounds like.

Feb 16, 2015 12:47 PM by Stark700

Why can't they just dub Noragami? :( If they don't plan on doing that then they should give it a second season.

Feb 16, 2015 12:42 PM by dinesj21

I'll be watching 4 of those Funimation dubs. Totally worth rewatching Assassination Classroom and Akatsuki no Yona again.

Feb 16, 2015 12:37 PM by soulless4now