Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Feb 16 - 22

by Snow
Feb 23, 2015 12:31 PM | 22 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)
Main cast members for the TV series were announced, along with a new CM.

Guibu: KENN
Farangis: Maaya Sakamoto

Source: Official site
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 2 – 8


Denpa Kyoushi (TV)
Main and supporting cast members, as well as staff members for the TV series were announced. The series will premiere on April 4, 2015.

Cast
Koyomi Hiiragi: Suzuko Mimori
Araki Koutarou: Aki Toyosaki
Sachiko Tanaka: Ayane Sakura
Kiriko Shikishima: Azusa Tadokoro
Kanan Chinami: Rina Hidaka
Makina Mamozono: Saori Oonishi
Minako Kanou: Sora Amamiya

Staff
Character Design: Isao Sugimoto
Director: Masato Satou
Music: Ryuichi Takada
Series Composition: Atsushi Maekawa
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Opening Theme: "Youthful Dreamer" by TrySail
Ending Theme Performance: Tokyo Performance Doll

Source: Natalie
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 9 - 15


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

Michaela Watch: Nana Mizuki
Vivian: Miyuki Sawashiro
Master: Riki Kagami

Source: Official Twitter
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 9 - 15


Ore Monogatari!!
Music and theme song performers for the TV series were announced.

Music: S.E.N.S.

Opening Theme Performance: Trustrick
Ending Theme Performance: Local Connect

Source: ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 2 – 8


Punchline
Main and supporting cast members for the TV series were announced. The series will premiere on April 9, 2015.

Yuuta Iridatsu: Marina Inoue
Mikatan Narugino: Sora Amamiya
Ito Hikiotani: Minako Kotobuki
Meika Daihatsu: Rie Kugimiya
Lovera Chichibu: Haruka Tomatsu
Chiranosuke: Yuri Yoshida

Source: Twitter post
Previous related news: noitaminA's 2015 Line-up Announced


Other Anime News

86th Volume of Detective Conan to Bundle New OVA
It was revealed in Shogakukan's catalog of the limited edition 86th volume of manga Detective Conan that it will bundle the two hour special that was aired on December 26, 2014.

Source: ANN, Ota-Suke


MBS Broadcast Schedule Changes
Producer Hiroo Maruyama announced on Twitter that the broadcast schedule of the programming block Animeism will be switched from Thursday midnight to Friday midnight starting April.

Source: Nekonotemo


The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls - Currently Airing
It was revealed at the end of episode 7 of The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls that the broadcast of the eighth episode will be postponed to air on March 7, 2015. The anime's usual Friday night time slot will instead air The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls "Special Program," which will be a recap episode hosted by the three main voice actresses Ayaka Ohashi (Uzuki Shimamura), Ayaka Fukuhara (Rin Shibuya), and Sayuri Hara (Mio Honda).

Source: Otakomu
News submitted by Sakata_Kintoki

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Special Program on MAL

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Snow said:
[u]86th Volume of Detective Conan to Bundle New OVA[/u]
It was revealed in Shogakukan's catalog of the limited edition 86th volume of manga Detective Conan that it will bundle a 90-minute OVA.

It was just revealed that the OVA bundled in 86th volume will be the two hour special that was aired on December 26, 2014.

Source: Ota-Suke

Feb 27, 2015 6:44 AM by tsubasalover

Ayy really looking forward to Punchline.

Feb 24, 2015 1:29 AM by Z4k

AllenVonStein said:
Cant wait for Detective Conan New OVA
Hype

the anime has 762 episode and sill ongoing lol


I know, right.

Feb 24, 2015 1:25 AM by Tengai

sakura-hanabi said:
Better PV for Punchline than the first, but I don't know why it's already so popular. If it was done by Trigger, I could get more excited.

It's MAPPA and this is their first ecchi-focused show among Zankyou, Bahamut and Garo. People are expecting it to be something else other than ecchi and I have the same expectation since the staff said there will be fights in the show but the PVs had only shown ecchi only so far which I think might be intentional. We all could be wrong though, haha.

Feb 24, 2015 12:23 AM by EasyGo-er

detective conan OVA!

and kenn in arslan
happy news~

Feb 23, 2015 10:47 PM by Mayuka

Punchline looks like another stupid harem. Definitely not watching that.

Other than that, Itoh Project looks interesting. I'll be looking forward to that.

The others, I'll keep my eyes open to see if they're worth the watch.

Feb 23, 2015 10:44 PM by M00ner

Better PV for Punchline than the first, but I don't know why it's already so popular. If it was done by Trigger, I could get more excited.

Feb 23, 2015 10:03 PM by chifuyu

I'm really excited for Punchline, personally.

Feb 23, 2015 9:23 PM by Doaj

Punchline is written by Uchikoshi and someone told me that he's really confident about this project. I'll wait till the series is out to judge, although the PV certainly makes me think that this won't be his usual kind of story

Feb 23, 2015 8:17 PM by Aku

VanishingKira said:
Punchline looks like it's going to be just as bad as Rolling Girls.
except u havent seen anything about punchline to make u think that

Feb 23, 2015 6:31 PM by moodie

90 MINUTE OVA FROM DC? WHY NOT JUST CALL IT A MOVIE?

Feb 23, 2015 4:05 PM by onesnowyday_

Punchline looks like it's going to be just as bad as Rolling Girls.

Feb 23, 2015 3:30 PM by VanishingKira

Cant wait for Detective Conan New OVA
Hype

the anime has 762 episode and sill ongoing lol

Feb 23, 2015 3:25 PM by AllenVonStein

So that Punchline pv made it clear how stupid the show is going to be...
ah well. Looking forward to an Arslan Senki pv with actual animation ~

Feb 23, 2015 2:55 PM by NaturalPerm

Nice news on anime I'm interested in. I want summer to come soon.

Feb 23, 2015 2:55 PM by Luzius

Man, Sora Mamamiya's (Amamiya) everywhere.

Feb 23, 2015 1:58 PM by Raycee

My god those Arslan Senki character designs, I just don't get it, I really don't.

I'm really looking forward to Project Itoh but that PV isn't really that interesting to be honest.

I also just noticed that Kekkai Sensen suffers from J.C. Staff's noses syndrome, again, why? Just ugh.
Like, why does Shokugeki no Souma have such lack luster noses? J.C. Staff is also doing that Dungeon anime next season and that has good nose designs, just really confused.

Feb 23, 2015 1:13 PM by Paulo27

I hope Arslan Senki is good as they say.
I can't wait for this April ^_^

Feb 23, 2015 1:03 PM by iwsifakismag

Well Bones is adapting Kekkai Sensen so my hype is off the roof! Just hoping it has that awesome animation style shown in the PV as well as similar sound tracks.

Arslan Senki is still hiding under the shadows. Hoping it offers us an amazing PV later. But I wonder why people seem so hurt over the art? It looks pretty good.

Feb 23, 2015 12:56 PM by Yehart

I'm still really hoping that Punchline doesn't suck. I can't get my hopes up, anyway; colourful anime is style over substance 99% of the time.
Edit: After watching that second PV, it's probably impossible. That's kind of disappointing, but I know Noitamina only rolls out like one good thing a year.

Feb 23, 2015 12:44 PM by Max