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News Briefs for April 13 - 19

by Snow
Apr 19, 2015 12:46 PM | 29 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

Bakemono no Ko
Cast members were announced, along with new key visuals. The movie will premiere on July 11, 2015.

Kumatetsu: Koji Yakusho
Kyuuta (younger): Aoi Miyazaki
Kyuuta (older): Shota Sometani
Kaede: Suzu Hirose
Tatara: Yo Oizumi
Hyakushuubou: Lily Franky
Soushi: Masahiko Tsugawa
Iouzan: Kazuhiro Yamaji
Ichirouhiko (younger): Haru Kuroki
Ichirouhiko (older): Mamoru Miyano
Jiroumaru (younger): Momoka Oono
Jiroumaru (older): Kappei Yamaguchi
Chiko: Sumire Morohoshi
Kyuuta's father: Keishi Nagatsuka
Kyuuta's mother: Kumiko Aso

Source: Official site
Previous related news: New Animated Movie 'Bakemono no Ko' Announced for Summer 2015

Ghost in the Shell (2015)
It was announced that EXILE member Naoto will debut as a voice actor in the upcoming movie. He will be voicing the character of Osamu Fujimoto.

Source: Eiga

Jitsu wa Watashi wa
A scan revealed that Natsuki Hanae will be playing the role of Asahi Kuromine, the protagonist of the series.

Source: Scan via ANN

Joukamachi no Dandelion
Additional staff members were announced.

Design: Shinpei Kobayashi
Director: Noriaki Akitaya
Script: Reiko Yoshida
Studio: Production IMS

Source: Otakomu
Previous related news: Manga 'Joukamachi no Dandelion' Gets Anime Adaptation

Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
The staff members and some of the main cast were announced.

Miia: Sora Amamiya
Papi: Ari Ozawa
Centorea: Natsuki Aikawa

Chief Animation Director, Character Design: Takaya Sunagawa
Chief Animation Director, Sub Character Design: Shunji Akasaka
Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara
Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi, manzo
Series Composition, Script: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita
Studio: Lerche, Seva

Source: Otakomu
Previous related news: Manga 'Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou' Gets TV Anime for Summer

Sore ga Seiyuu!
Staff members were announced.

Art, Design: Inose Yukie
Art Director: Tomohiro Ono
Character Design: Masakatsu Sasaki
Color Design: Ritsuko Utagawa
Director: Hiroshi Ikehata
Director of Photography: Hayashi Koujirou
Editor: Hirose Kiyoshi
Music: Yukari Hashimoto
Music Production: Evil Line Records
Prop Design: Sayaka Takase
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Studio: Gonzo

Source: Official site
Previous related news: Manga 'Sore ga Seiyuu!' Gets Anime Adaptation

Other Anime News

Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season - Currently airing
The official site announced that Ryota Osaka will play the role of Chihiro Mayuzumi.

Source: Official site

Nisekoi: - Currently airing
It was announced that Megumi Toyoguchi will play the role of Hana Kirisaki, the mother of Chitoge Kirisaki.

Source: Otakomu

Manga News

Tegami Bachi
The 19th volume of the manga announced that the next volume, to be released this winter, will be its final volume.

Source: Scan via ANN

xxxHOLiC: Rei
It was announced via a scan that the manga will resume serialization in the combined 22nd/23rd issue of Weekly Young Magazine after being on hiatus since July 2014.

Source: Scan via ANN

Industry News

Manga Death Note Gets Live-Action TV
It was announced that Death Note will receive a live-action TV drama to premiere in July.

Source: Scan via ANN

Seiyuu Aikawa Kinya Passes Away
The seiyuu passed away on Thursday at the age of 80.

Source: Mainichi

Seiyuu Akiko Hasegawa Announces Pregnancy
The seiyuu announced her pregnancy via her blog. She will also be taking a hiatus.

Source: Official blog

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

*completely late*

Started reading Tegami Bachi a while ago, it's ending? ;-; Guess I'll have to start reading again soon...

Apr 24, 2015 10:07 PM by vikki7783

What, tegami Bachi is ending ;_;

Apr 21, 2015 9:24 AM by DreamingLily

Lol and Doukyuusei revealed as a movie didn't make the 19th of April, so will be announced next week instead I guess.

Tegami Bachi finally ends soon though! Time to read it.

Apr 20, 2015 3:17 PM by Mirorin

DatRandomDude said:

Not sure for the director tho..
don't worry, he's a really good director with a lot of connections to other young talents like himself. the show will look good with rather flamboyant animation.

Apr 20, 2015 12:04 PM by Brobot

R.I.P., Aikawa Kinya.

Apr 20, 2015 10:44 AM by Nashetania

Really can't wait for Bakemono no Ko & Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. The PV's are gorgeous. Action + humor for the first one, emotion + an interesting atmosphere for the second one.
It's been a while since I felt so excited about new releases ^^

Apr 20, 2015 10:37 AM by vnusia

mayukachan said:
>miyano mamoru

Rest in peace to Aikawa Kinya~
Congrats to Akiko Hasegawa :D

Apr 20, 2015 5:38 AM by Tengai

RIP Kinya Aikawa.

Apr 20, 2015 4:50 AM by AL19

Not looking good for Monster Musume fans. Staff+Studio is pretty shitty.

Apr 20, 2015 2:41 AM by NaturalPerm

Poor Death Note, will it ever be given a break x333 Hope the dorama will be decent tho!
And another pure fanservice summer season so far. 8,/ Please be better than winter.

Apr 19, 2015 11:02 PM by me_here_me_there

Tegami Bachi is ending already? Hopefully it gets another season for the anime.

Apr 19, 2015 9:23 PM by ToG25thBaam

Monster musume has a nice team

Apr 19, 2015 9:09 PM by yakami95

mayukachan said:
>miyano mamoru

Same! I should stop doing that tho. Then I get stuck watching weird stuff like Rainy Cocoa. :D

Apr 19, 2015 5:25 PM by waterfallsxo

I will look forward to reading the final chapters of Tegami Bachi.

Apr 19, 2015 5:03 PM by Numi

Looks like were getting more Death Note!!!!! The live action movie was really good, i hope this one is too!

Apr 19, 2015 4:52 PM by Machination

Hahalollawl said:
I could be wrong, but I thought it was Ozawa Ari.
Fixed. Thanks for pointing it out!

Apr 19, 2015 4:45 PM by Sakana-san

Apr 19, 2015 3:27 PM by Hahalollawl

Death Note live action TV drama! :O

Apr 19, 2015 2:57 PM by Shonase

Bakemono no Ko is looking good. Probably be one of the best anime of Summer.

Hopefully Death Note live action TV will be decent just like the films.

Apr 19, 2015 2:19 PM by Vindstot

>miyano mamoru

Apr 19, 2015 2:15 PM by Mayuka