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News Briefs for Mar 2 - 8

by Snow
Mar 9, 2015 10:53 AM | 23 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

Denpa Kyoushi (TV)
It was revealed that SKE48 member Rena Matsui will make her debut as a voice actress with the role of Suzune Kagami, the heroine of the series.

Source: Mantan Web
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 16 - 22


Grisaia no Meikyuu & Grisaia no Rakuen
The official site revealed that Grisaia no Meikyuu will be a 1-hour TV special to air on April 13 at 2:15 a.m., while Grisaia no Rakuen will be a TV series beginning April 20.

Source: Official site
Previous related news: 'Grisaia' Gets More TV Adaptations to Conclude Trilogy


Kyoukai no Rinne (TV)
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Tsubasa Juumonji: Ryouhei Kimura
Masato: Tetsuya Kakihara
Miho: Sora Tokui
Rika: Aya Suzaki
Narrator: Tessyo Genda

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Jan 19 - 25


Lance N' Masques
Main cast members for the TV series were announced.

Youtarou Hanabusa: Daiki Yamashita
Makio Kidouin: Ari Ozawa
Yoriko Sodou: Manami Numakura
Alice Cleveland: Suzuko Mimori

Source: Otakomu
Previous related news: News Briefs for Sept 22 - 28


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

Yuuto Akama: Natsuki Hanae
Kyouma Kuzuryuu: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Sadamatsu Minatogawa: Makoto Furukawa
Asuhi Imizu: Ai Kakuma
Meika Katai: Reina Ueda
Kurumi Narumi: Ai Kayano
Yuriko: Asuka Nishi

Source: Otakomu
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 2 - 8


Nekota no Koto ga Kininatte Shikatanai.
Main and supporting cast members for the TV series were announced.

Nekota: Hiro Shimono
Mikiko Amane: Mikako Komatsu
Haruna Hoshi: Rie Murakawa

Source: Ribon
Previous related news: Shoujo Manga 'Nekota no Koto ga Kininatte Shikatanai.' Gets Anime Special


Ninja Slayer From Animation
It was announced that Ninja Slayer will be broadcast on the Japanese streaming website Nico Nico beginning April 16, 2015, and will subsequently be aired on Japanese television sometime in 2016. The announcement also revealed staff members for the series.

Art Director: Akira Katsuta, Lee Yeong-jae
Character Design: Yusuke Yoshigaki, Hiroyuki Imaishi, saitom, Serere Inato, Shinjiro
Director of Photography: Kentarou Kashiwagi
Series Director, Series Composition: Akira Amemiya
Sound Director: Fumihiroki Gou
Script: Yuu Satou
Original Character Design: Warainaku
Music: Shinichi Osawa, Kenji Fujisawa

Theme Song Performance: Boom Boom Satellites

Source: Anime! Anime!
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 23 - Mar 1


Nisekoi:
It was announced that Manami Numakura will play the role of Paula McCoy. The series will premiere on April 10, 2015.

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 23 - Mar 1


Project Itoh
It was announced that Gyakusatsu Kikan and Harmony will premiere in Fall 2015. The two movies will also receive manga adaptations, with Gatou Asou illustrating Gyakusatsu Kikan and Fumi Minato illustrating Harmony. The premiere date for Shisha no Teikoku is still unknown.

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: noitaminA's 2015 Line-Up Announced


Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai
Additional supporting cast members for the movie were announced.

Kichiya: Miyu Irino
Tea House Boy: Akiko Yajima
Samurai Envoy: Keiji Fujiwara
Bird Seller: Keiji Fujiwara

Source: Animate
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 23 - Mar 1


Urawa no Usagi-chan
The studio and staff members for the TV series were announced.

Character Design: Shintarou Matsushima
Director: Mitsuyuki Ishibashi
Music: Kuniyuki Morohashi
Original Character Design: NOB-C
Series Composition: Yuuichirou Hanamura
Sound Director: Fumihiroki Gou
Studio: A-Real

Source: Nicovideo
Previous related news: Original Anime 'Urawa no Usagi-chan' Announced For Spring 2015


Industry News

Seiyuu Youko Honna Announces Pregnancy
Youko Honna announced on her blog that she is in her sixth month of pregnancy.

Source: Official blog

20 of 23 Comments Recent Comments

Snk kuinaki sentaku 2nd preview looks awesome. Kind of curious how high the mal ranking will be when it ends. Since its already rated 8.51 here on mal.

Mar 25, 2015 1:31 PM by keragamming

A new SNK PV... I still haven't finished the parent series. Oh me, how silly

Mar 12, 2015 1:39 PM by purrsona

hpulley said:
Vindstot said:
Anyone else feels like the title "Nisekoi:" sounds incomplete? Are they going to add another title word after ":" or just leave it as it is? O.o
...
Calling it now: Season 3 will be entitled Nisekoi::
More like Nisekoi:(the ride will never end)

Mar 10, 2015 6:53 PM by Paulo27

Vindstot said:
Anyone else feels like the title "Nisekoi:" sounds incomplete? Are they going to add another title word after ":" or just leave it as it is? O.o
...
Calling it now: Season 3 will be entitled Nisekoi::

Mar 10, 2015 6:40 PM by hpulley

YES! Good to hear about Ninja Slayer.

Mar 10, 2015 6:06 PM by aniaakamoni

I hope Suzune's new VA will give justice to her character though she's a newbie. BUT WHY NOT ASUMIN?! INJUSTICE

Mar 10, 2015 8:10 AM by SweetCoconut

Nisekoi <3

Mar 10, 2015 2:47 AM by krzysiuu

vodall said:
Brynhild said:
So does Ninja Slayer being a NicoNico/ONA thing stop it from potentially getting licensed in NA?

Not at all. It's going to be streamable in NA regardless. But the English streaming section is currently greyed out on the official website, so it's possible that it's part of the upcoming CR/Funi simulcasts.


That's good to hear, I'm hoping more that it still is eligible for home video license though. (in the event that I enjoyed it)

Mar 9, 2015 11:15 PM by Brynhild

WOW!!!! So much blood on that AOT Ova PV!!! =D

APRIL 9!!!!!! CANT WAIT!!!!! I hope subs comes out fast!

Mar 9, 2015 9:45 PM by Machination

Comic_Sans said:
Ryoji my bby

Now the real question is: when the fuck will someone upload a subtitled version of Persona 3: Midsummer Knight's Dream on kissanime?

just download it on nyaa

Mar 9, 2015 6:30 PM by Jousuke

Grisaia no Meikyuu is actually just one hour long and won't be a TV series with a hour long first episode? Lol, haven't read this one so I don't know but yeah, I'll still watch it and who knows, maybe it'll be decent.

Glad for news on Project Itoh.

Keeping an eye out for Lance N' Masques, the key visual did have like 10 girls around the MC so it's probably more typical LN trash, we'll see.

And isn't Nekota no Koto ga Kininatte Shikatanai just a special it says TV series there.

Mar 9, 2015 6:28 PM by Paulo27

Interesting news about Ninja Slayer, I'll keep an eye on how this goes.

Mar 9, 2015 5:00 PM by Tomislavr7

Brynhild said:
So does Ninja Slayer being a NicoNico/ONA thing stop it from potentially getting licensed in NA?


Just depends. Since it is getting a TV broadcast in 2016 it may be bumped to simulcast then.

Mar 9, 2015 4:27 PM by IZEROII

Lance n' masques' cover looks quite shitty. at least there's no sign of magical highschool...

Mar 9, 2015 3:58 PM by NaturalPerm

Anyone else feels like the title "Nisekoi:" sounds incomplete? Are they going to add another title word after ":" or just leave it as it is? O.o

Been hyped for Project Itoh and still is! I'm expecting all the movies to turn out amazing! Will definitely check out the manga adaptations.

Mar 9, 2015 3:07 PM by Vindstot

Brynhild said:
So does Ninja Slayer being a NicoNico/ONA thing stop it from potentially getting licensed in NA?

Not at all. It's going to be streamable in NA regardless. But the English streaming section is currently greyed out on the official website, so it's possible that it's part of the upcoming CR/Funi simulcasts.

Mar 9, 2015 2:00 PM by Max

So does Ninja Slayer being a NicoNico/ONA thing stop it from potentially getting licensed in NA?

Mar 9, 2015 12:22 PM by Brynhild

Ninja Slayer From Animation,Denpa Kyoushi (TV),Grisaia no Meikyuu & Grisaia no Rakuen,Kyoukai no Rinne (TV)
i am waiting for these :)

Lance N' Masques i see it for the first time but it looks nice ^_^

Mar 9, 2015 12:01 PM by iwsifakismag

Awww, congrats to Youko Honna ^^

Mar 9, 2015 11:29 AM by Tengai

Lance N' Masques got an update? That means a possible Summer or Fall contender then.

Pretty excited about some of the Spring titles in particular Ninja Slayer, Kyoukai no Rinne (TV), etc. The Project Itoh films are also interesting based on premise.

Mar 9, 2015 11:23 AM by Stark700