Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Mar 9 - 15

by Snow
Mar 16, 2015 2:51 PM | 27 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)
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced, along with a new CM featuring the opening theme song.

Andragoras III: Takayuki Sugou
Tahamine: Atsuko Tanaka
Vafleez: Eizou Tsuda
Karlan: Tooru Ookawa
Kishanward: Hiroki Yasumoto
Kupard: Kenta Miyake
Shabul: Katsuyuki Konishi
Inkentis VII: Toshiharu Sakurai
Giskarl: Takehito Koyasu
Bodan: Shirou Saitou

Opening Theme: "Boku no Kotoba de wa nai, Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba" by UVERworld

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


Danchigai
Main cast and staff members, as well as the first key visual for the TV series, were announced on the official site. The TV series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Cast
Mutsuki Nakano: Satomi Akesaka
Yayoi Nakano: Mikako Komatsu
Uzuki Nakano: Sora Tokui
Satsuki Nakano: Sayaka Horino
Haruka Nakano: Atsushi Abe

Staff
Director: Hiroshi Kimura
Character Design: Eriko Ito
Sound Director: Masakatsu Oomuro
Production: Dream Creation
Anime production: Creators in Pack
Sound production: Dax Production

Source: Official site
Previous related news: 4-koma Manga 'Danchigai' Gets TV Anime


Eikoku Ikka, Nihon wo Taberu
Main cast members for the TV series were announced.

Michael Booth: Eiji Takemoto
Lissen Booth/Emil Booth: Yukiko Mannaka
Asger Booth: Ryou Hirohashi

Source: Anime! Anime!
Previous related news: English Essay 'Sushi and Beyond' Gets TV Anime in Spring 2015


Heavy Object
The official website revealed the staff and premiere date.

Director: Takashi Watanabe
Sub Director: Chikara Sakurai
Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Character Design: Atsuko Watanabe
3DCG: Sanzigen
Music: Iuchi Maiko
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Animation Studio: J.C. Staff

Source: Dengeki Online
Previous related news: Anime Adaptation of Light Novel 'Heavy Object' Announced


Hibike! Euphonium
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Takuya Goto: Kenjirou Tsuda
Nashiko Nagase: Miyuki Kobori
Natsuki Nakagawa: Konomi Fujimura
Yuko Yoshikawa: Yuri Yamaoka
Aoi Saito: Yoko Hikasa
Mamiko Oumae: Manami Numakura
Michie Matsumoto: Aya Hisakawa

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


High School DxD BorN
Additional cast members, as well as the ending theme song, for the TV series were announced. (The opening theme song was announced in January.)

Rossweisse: Ai Kakuma
Kuroka: Minami Takahashi
Sairaorg Bael: Yuuichi Nakamura

Opening Theme: "BLESS YoUr NAME" by ChouCho
Ending Theme: "Give Me Secret" by StylipS

Source: Tweet 1, 2
Previous related news: 'High School DxD 3rd Season' to Air in Spring 2015


Million Doll
It was announced that Aina Kusuda and Miku Itou will join the main cast.

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: Idol Web Manga 'Million Doll' Gets TV Anime for Summer 2015


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

Sayuri Hanayori: Atsumi Tanezaki
Shigura Yukimi: Yui Ishikawa
Norito Goshi: Daisuke Ono
Mito Jujo: Yuu Shimamura

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


Shokugeki no Souma
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced. The TV series will premiere on April 4.

Mayumi Kurasu: Ai Kakuma
Senzaemon Nakiri: Banjou Ginga
Urara Kawashima: Rina Hidaka
Jouichirou Yukihira: Rikiya Koyama

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Feb 9 - 15


Manga News

Creators of 'Freezing' to Start New Manga Series
The official site of Yawaraka Spirit announced that Dal-young Im and Kwang Hyun Kim, the creators of Freezing, will start a new series titled Monochrome: Teito Ninpouchou. The story follows the adventures of a ninja woman and her battles against formidable fighters. The first chapter will be available via the official site on March 18.

A key visual for the manga was also revealed.

Source: Official site
News submitted by ShiroiRyu


Industry News

BL Manga Seven Days Gets Live Action Movie
It was announced that a live action movie of the series is in the works. Tomoki Hirose and Takeshi James Yamada will play the role of the two main characters.

Official site: http://sevendays-movie.com/

Source: Eiga


Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi Leaves Studio Ghibli
Hiromasa Yonebayashi announced on a talk show event, held March 12, that he left Studio Ghibli. He worked on the Japanese Academy Award-winning film Karigurashi no Arrietty and the recently nominated Omoide no Marnie, by the same award-giving body.

Source: Oricon


Mangaka Aoyama Gosho Hospitalized
It was announced that the mangaka was hospitalized and will be discharged this summer. The serialization of Detective Conan will be released irregularly.

Source: Yahoo! Japan via Otakomu


Seiyuu Shinji Ogawa Dies at 74
Shinji Ogawa's talent agency website announced that the seiyuu succumbed to bronchiolitis on March 7. It was previously reported that his health deteriorated and that he was replaced by Banjou Ginga in a supporting character role in Kekkai Sensen.

Source: Herringbone official site


Seiyuu Mitsuhiro Ichiki Marries
The seiyuu announced on his blog that he married fellow seiyuu Nana Inoue.

Source: Official blog

20 of 27 Comments Recent Comments

Can't wait aaa

Mar 22, 2015 6:37 AM by uhm

I'm looking forward to most of these. Maybe Food Wars & Seraph of the End the most from that list.

Mar 21, 2015 10:22 PM by Alluka-Chama

Sorry for Ayoma

R.I.P Shinji Ogawa

Mar 17, 2015 3:40 PM by Klad

Snow said:

BL Manga Seven Days Gets Live Action Movie
It was announced that a live action movie of the series is in the works. Tomoki Hirose and Takeshi James Yamada will play the role of the two main characters.

Official site: http://sevendays-movie.com/

Source: Eiga




Looking forward to this :)

Mar 17, 2015 10:51 AM by TheSunnyGoMerry

I like Rossweisse's voice actor so pumped for that!

R.I.P. Shinji Ogawa

Mar 17, 2015 10:43 AM by MrEpicMichael

Awesome news about Seven Days. :O

Ack, unfortunate news about Aoyama though, hope everything goes well.

Face_Faith said:
(By the way I definitely appreciate the use of "BL" here recently (?) instead of the usual "shounen ai"/"yaoi" like in the DB here on MAL.)


I totally agree, so glad it's catching on! Though on goodreads.com people still use 'yaoi' for the most part. I think because it's such a popular tag by now, changing it would take some work/time. Now if only GL would catch on too... Though I sure wouldn't want 'NL' to catch on.

Mar 17, 2015 10:35 AM by Chouninatte

Missed a news about new voice cast for Danmachi. Came out last Friday.
http://www.danmachi.com/character.html

Bete Loga: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Ryuu Lion: Saori Hayami
Loki: Yurika Kubo
Freya: Yoko Hikasa

Mar 17, 2015 8:52 AM by belatkuro

I liked that art from the authors of Freezing.

Prison School trailer looked pretty interesting to me.

Mar 17, 2015 2:02 AM by Tomislavr7

FireEmblemIke24 said:
AllenVonStein said:
lol Prison School: PV

min 0:27 the most fucked up character I have seen so far .whats wrong with his ears


the ears for andre is so bad xD


No, look at his face, man.
Anyway, I hope it's not censored as fuck.

Rachmaninow said:
Seiyuu Shinji Ogawa Dies at 74
Shinji Ogawa's talent agency website announced that the seiyuu succumbed to bronchiolitis on March 7. It was previously reported that his health deteriorated and that he was replaced by Banjou Ginga in a supporting character role in Kekkai Sensen.

How is this not worth an own post, you heartless bastards? I know we're just a bunch of anime fans here discussing all kinds of weird shit, but even we should honor a person's death with a simple post at least. Jesus...

May you rest in peace, Stresemann-sensei. A wonderful seiyuu who undoubtedly defined the various roles he played. My heartfelt condolences go to his family and loved ones.


Rest in peace~

Mar 17, 2015 1:58 AM by Tengai

Seiyuu Shinji Ogawa Dies at 74
Shinji Ogawa's talent agency website announced that the seiyuu succumbed to bronchiolitis on March 7. It was previously reported that his health deteriorated and that he was replaced by Banjou Ginga in a supporting character role in Kekkai Sensen.

How is this not worth an own post, you heartless bastards? I know we're just a bunch of anime fans here discussing all kinds of weird shit, but even we should honor a person's death with a simple post at least. Jesus...

May you rest in peace, Stresemann-sensei. A wonderful seiyuu who undoubtedly defined the various roles he played. My heartfelt condolences go to his family and loved ones.

Mar 17, 2015 1:23 AM by Rachmaninow

Snow said:

Mangaka Aoyama Gosho Hospitalized
It was announced that the mangaka was hospitalized and will be discharged this summer. The serialization of Detective Conan will be released irregularly.

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Mar 17, 2015 12:59 AM by NoBleachNoLife

Snow said:


Seiyuu Shinji Ogawa Dies at 74
Shinji Ogawa's talent agency website announced that the seiyuu succumbed to bronchiolitis on March 7. It was previously reported that his health deteriorated and that he was replaced by Banjou Ginga in a supporting character role in Kekkai Sensen.

Source: Herringbone official site


I wonder if this will affect the last two episodes of Aldnoah? I'm sure they probably already had it tracked out... just wondering though.

Rest in Peace, though.

Mar 16, 2015 11:10 PM by Brynhild

Creators of 'Freezing' to Start New Manga Series

LOL atleast finish all your other manga/manhwa first :(
Hope this one bombs so they learn their lesson.

Mar 16, 2015 10:26 PM by ichii_1

Prison School PV is looking good!

Mar 16, 2015 9:50 PM by Machination

Shinji Ogawa died. That's a shame.

So is his role as the emperor in Aldnoah.Zero his final role then? Assuming nothing else has been pre-recorded.

Mar 16, 2015 6:58 PM by Jonesy974

Paulo27 said:
J.C. Staff for Heavy Object? Sure, let's go with that, hope they don't work on anything for Summer.

They already announced "Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai" for Summer a while ago. Hopefully, they'll give their best on Heavy Object though.

Mar 16, 2015 5:28 PM by Vindstot

RIP Shinji Ogawa

Mar 16, 2015 5:21 PM by AL19

Yay new song from uverworld.

Mar 16, 2015 4:48 PM by DatRandomDude

Snow said:
BL Manga Seven Days Gets Live Action Movie
It has been announced that a live action movie of the series is in the works. Tomoki Hirose and Takeshi James Yamada will play the role of the two main characters.

Oh~, the news made it on MAL, yay~ ヾ(*´▽`*)ノ (By the way I definitely appreciate the use of "BL" here recently (?) instead of the usual "shounen ai"/"yaoi" like in the DB here on MAL.)

Snow said:
Mangaka Aoyama Gosho Hospitalized
It was announced that the mangaka was hospitalized and will be discharged this summer. The serialization of Detective Conan will be released irregularly.

Hopefully he will soon be as healthy and lively as his comments make him seem!

Snow said:
Seiyuu Mitsuhiro Ichiki Marries
The seiyuu announced on his blog that he married fellow seiyuu Nana Inoue.

So happy for him! *sniff* Congratulations! (Pд`q。)

Mar 16, 2015 3:58 PM by Face_Faith

J.C. Staff for Heavy Object? Sure, let's go with that, hope they don't work on anything for Summer.

Lol @ BL action movie.

That PV for Gargantia, hype.

Tamayura is just beautiful, no words.

RIP Shinji Ogawa, damn, we might still get to hear him in A/Z... that's sad.

Mar 16, 2015 3:48 PM by Paulo27