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News Briefs for Mar 16 - 22

by Snow
Mar 23, 2015 2:05 PM | 35 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

Aoharu x Kikanjuu
The main cast members for the TV series were announced. The series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Hotaru Tachibana: Mikako Komatsu
Masamune Matsuoka: Tomoaki Maeno
Tooru Yukimura: Yoshitsukgu Matsuoka

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: Survival Game Manga 'Aoharu x Kikanjuu' Gets TV Anime


Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
Additional cast members were announced. The series is set to air in Summer 2015.

Mitsuhide Rouen: Yuuichirou Umehara
Kiki Seiran: Kaori Nazuka
Obi: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Ryuu: Yuuko Sanpei

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: Manga 'Akagami no Shirayuki-hime' Gets TV Anime Adaptation for Summer 2015


Gatchaman Crowds Insight
The official site revealed that the main staff will return for the sequel. New characters were also teased in a key visual. The series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Key visual:

Source: Official site
Previous related news: 'Gatchaman Crowds 2nd Season' to Premiere in 2015


Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
The official website announced some cast and staff members, the studio, and released the first PV. The series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Cast
Youji Itami: Junichi Suwabe
Tuka Luna Marceau: Hisako Kanemoto
Lelei la Lalena: Nao Touyama
Rory Mercury: Risa Taneda

Staff
Director: Takahiko Kyogoku
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Character Design: Jun Nakai
Music: Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Production: Genco

Theme Song Performers:
OP: Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets
ED: Rory (CV: Risa Taneda), Tuka (CV: Hisako Kanemoto), Lelei (CV: Nao Touyama)

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: Fantasy Series 'Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakeri' Gets TV Anime Adaptation


Haikyuu!!
A scan of Weekly Shounen Magazine's upcoming issue, which will be released on March 23, revealed that the Haikyuu!! anime movie will be split into two parts. The first part, titled Haikyuu!! Owari to Hajimari, will premiere on July 3. The second part, titled Haikyuu!! Shousha to Haisha, will premiere on September 18. It was also announced that the first part of the movie will include additional scenes.

The scan also revealed that the second season, Haikyuu!! 2, will premiere in Fall 2015.

Source: Scan via Yaraon, Tweet
Previous related news: 'Haikyuu!!' Gets Anime Movie


Jitsu wa Watashi wa
The cast and staff members, along with the studio, were announced. The series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Cast
Youko Shiragami: Yuu Serizawa
Nagisa Aizawa: Inori Minase
Mikan Akemi: Reina Ueda
Shiho Shishido: Aya Uchida
Akane Koumoto: Mao Ichimichi
Akari Koumoto: Emi Nitta

Staff
Director: Yasutaka Yamamoto
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Character Design: Hirotaka Marufuji
Series Composition: Kenichi Yamashita

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Romantic Comedy Manga 'Jitsu wa Watashi wa' Gets TV Anime


Junjou Romantica 3
It was announced that the main cast and staff members from the previous season will return for season 3. The TV series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: 'Junjou Romantica' to Get Third Season


Overlord
The official website announced the staff members and studio for the anime series. A PV was also released, and the series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Director: Naoyuki Itou
Studio: Madhouse
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Yoshimatsu Takahiro
Series Composition, Screenplay: Yukie Sugawara
Production: Overlord Production Committee

PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuNAPPcjDr4

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Overlord' Anime Project in Production


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

Ashuramaru: Hibiku Yamamura
Lacus Weld: Takuma Nagatsuka
René Simm: Yuuichirou Umehara

Source: Ota-suke
Previous related news: News Briefs for Mar 9 - 15


Rokka no Yuusha
Staff members were announced through a new PV. The series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Director: Takeo Takahashi
Studio: Passione
Assistant Director: Sei Sanpei
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Sayaka Koiso
Music: Michiru Oshima
Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata

Source: Moca
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Rokka no Yuusha' to Receive Anime Adaptation


Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
Additional cast members were announced for the series, which will begin to air in July 2015.

Raiki Gouriki: Kenta Miyake
Kosuri Onigashira: Yui Horie
Oboro Tsukimigusa: Sumire Uesaka
Binkan-chan: Yui Ogura

Source: Otakomu
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.

Koujirou Shinomiya: Yuuichi Nakamura
Hinako Inui: Mamiko Noto
Gin Doujima: Taketo Koyasu

Source: Tweet
Previous related news: News Briefs for Mar 9 - 15


To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd
The second season was revealed to be a TV anime and that it will debut in Summer 2015.

Source: Yaraon


Wake Up, Girls! Zoku
It was announced that the movie would be split up into two parts and that it will premiere in September and December 2015.

Source: Animate


Yuru Yuri 3rd Season
The main staff members from Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! will return, as well as the original main cast. The official title of the third season will be Yuru Yuri San Hai!.

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: 'Yuru Yuri' TV Anime Gets Third Season


Other Anime News

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) - Currently Airing
Additional cast members for the TV series were announced.

Gakushuu Asano: Mamoru Miyano
Akira Takaoka: Kenta Miyake

Source: Scan via ANN


Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata - Currently Airing
It was announced that episodes 11 and 12 will air back-to-back on March 26.

Source: Fuji TV

20 of 35 Comments Recent Comments

I cant wait for this show
i need to catch up in the manga now

Apr 14, 2015 11:11 AM by jnw93

The only thing I hope is that they don't censor the one sided massacre, that the manga showed, as I am looking forward to a "justified slaughter." Unlike Code Geass, Kakumeiki Valvrave, or Cross Ange, as opposed to seeing a genocide of poor innocent people, I wish to see a one sided overkill scene that contains complete JUSTICE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuNAPPcjDr4
I will enjoy seeing the next "Log Horizon" anime, these sort of genres are quite popular.

Apr 12, 2015 11:15 AM by greed2

For Owari no Seraph, 12 eps for Spring and another 12 eps for Fall, making a total of 24 eps.

Mar 30, 2015 4:13 PM by EasyGo-er

have they announced how many episodes the adaptation will be yet?

Mar 30, 2015 3:40 PM by Eragon7

Just 1 more week for all those Spring anime. The wait is killing me. xD

Mar 27, 2015 12:30 AM by EasyGo-er

EasyGo-er said:
Jonesy974 said:
Owari no Seraph: My hype for this show is literally off the charts...and it has been since it was announced. Literally everything I wished for with this show has happened so far
- 2 cour
- great studio
- Sawano OST
- godly fucking sieyuu cast. I can picture every seiyuu voicing the characters perfectly. Every voice fits so well.

And the sieyuu cast keeps getting better. I can definitely see Hibiku voicing Ashuramaru. Perfect voice: low enough to sound like a monotone demon, but just high enough to suit a demon loli.

hype hype hype hype hype.

^Same. And here's PV2 for maximum hype lol.



Staahhhp. All dis hype is bad for my heart.

Mar 26, 2015 6:38 PM by Jonesy974

Oh boy, lots of Animu to look forward to~

Mar 25, 2015 3:31 AM by Tengai

>> Gatchaman new characters were also teased in a key visual. The series will premiere in Summer 2015.

Who ???
If you refered to blonde-hair-like-girl
That wrong
He was Rui Ninomiya, main antagonist-turn-become-good-boy from season 1
No new character appear in key visual expect that new monster but is not character

Mar 25, 2015 12:15 AM by Shunaria

The Ghost in the Shell pv was pretty cool despite it being basically 2 minutes recap and about 30 seconds of "new" material

Also RIP Rokka no Yuusha. Studio is blegh and the director a mixed bag. Only Spice and Wolf stands out. Rest of his credits are complete shit.

Mar 24, 2015 6:13 AM by NaturalPerm

A lot of good stuff. I think this year will be one of top years for anime.

Mar 24, 2015 4:19 AM by thepath

Hyped for OPM !

And i'm gonna keep a moderate expectation on Rokka no Yuusha and Overlord

Mar 24, 2015 3:47 AM by loli_a_ravioli

EasyGo-er said:

^Same. And here's PV2 for maximum hype lol.



Nerf Sawano pls. I'm hyped!

Mar 24, 2015 1:31 AM by RedHead_Bride

ohh so there is rokka no yuusha anime? i have only read 1 volume and it's pretty great. let's see how the anime are

and that one punch man pv looks good too

Mar 24, 2015 12:43 AM by ChaosSaviour

Jonesy974 said:
Owari no Seraph: My hype for this show is literally off the charts...and it has been since it was announced. Literally everything I wished for with this show has happened so far
- 2 cour
- great studio
- Sawano OST
- godly fucking sieyuu cast. I can picture every seiyuu voicing the characters perfectly. Every voice fits so well.

And the sieyuu cast keeps getting better. I can definitely see Hibiku voicing Ashuramaru. Perfect voice: low enough to sound like a monotone demon, but just high enough to suit a demon loli.

hype hype hype hype hype.

^Same. And here's PV2 for maximum hype lol.

Mar 24, 2015 12:06 AM by EasyGo-er

Hmmm lets see.

Gate: The seiyuu list is pretty good. It's being done by A-1, so you either love it or hate it already. I enjoy almost everything A-1 puts out that I happen to watch, so I have high expectations.

Also, Kishida Kyoudan & the Akeboshi Rockets?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? FUCK YES. Goddamn I love them. Cannot wait to hear this OP.

Jitsu wa Watashi wa: Beyond fucking pumped for this. So goddamn hilarious. Been waiting for an anime for so long.

The art looks pretty damn good. It looks like they polished it enough to make it accessible for a lot more people, but they didn't stray so far away that it looks entirely different. The colors look awesome too.

The studio and seiyuu list have me nervous. I've never watched a single goddamn thing by TMS, so I have no idea what to expect. Rolling through their page, they have quite a few VERY low scores.

And the seiyuus are all incredibly talented and all people who I enjoy, but as of now I really cant picture their voices with those characters. So I'm a bit nervous about that.

Overlord: I know nothing about it, but it looks cool. Saw the LN art on Haruhichan and it looked amazing. Madhouse's art looks different, but I still like it.

And it's being done by Madhouse. Which means 85-90% chance we get a pretty faithful adaptation. 99% chance it does well and we never see a sequel.

Rokka no Yuusha: Not sure. I thought the art in the preview looked fucking awesome. It has a bunny girl too.

Passione doesn't really have anything under their belt besides Rail Wars...which they got a lot of flack for. Buuuut...I love fanservice so I really enjoyed Rail Wars, plus the art was really damn good. It's hard to deny that.

Though, RnY has any uncensored ecchi, I'll be a bit worried. Especially after the one Rail Wars episode that was actually MORE uncensored on TV, and then for some fucking retarded reason not only did Passione keep it censored in the BD, but they made the censors worse.

Owari no Seraph: My hype for this show is literally off the charts...and it has been since it was announced. Literally everything I wished for with this show has happened so far
- 2 cour
- great studio
- Sawano OST
- godly fucking sieyuu cast. I can picture every seiyuu voicing the characters perfectly. Every voice fits so well.

And the sieyuu cast keeps getting better. I can definitely see Hibiku voicing Ashuramaru. Perfect voice: low enough to sound like a monotone demon, but just high enough to suit a demon loli.

hype hype hype hype hype.

Mar 23, 2015 10:59 PM by Jonesy974

Super duper excited for Game of Laplace.

Mar 23, 2015 10:50 PM by Brynhild

I'm looking forward to almost all of these, xD
Looking forward ot Overlord, Seraph of the End & Jitsu wa Watashi wa probably the most. :) (Havent seen Yuru Yuri yet tho).

Mar 23, 2015 9:26 PM by Alluka-Chama

So hyped for OPM

Mar 23, 2015 8:36 PM by G_Spark233

Oh gawd, spring season already so good and now I see some good series coming up in summer. Cant wait :)

Mar 23, 2015 8:35 PM by FoodIsYummy

Paulo27 said:
Moodie said:
u can take that hype and throw it away once i tell u this

the studio that did railwars is doing it
That's all they have done though and the PV looks great, I'll have hope.
i can see major faults with the quality of the pv but i wont judge right now i really hope its good cuz the LN surely is amazing

Mar 23, 2015 5:03 PM by moodie