Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for Apr 20 - 26

by Snow
Apr 26, 2015 12:00 PM | 20 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

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
Additional cast members were announced.

Mihaya: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
Raji: Jun Fukuyama

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Mar 16 - 22


Diabolik Lovers More,Blood
It was announced that the cast and staff members from the first season, with the exception of series composition, are returning. Hiroko Kanesugi was announced to be in charge of the series composition.

Source: Official tweet
Previous related news: Rejet Announces 'Diabolik Lovers' Second Season


High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days
Main staff members were announced.

Character Design: Futoshi Nishiya
Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto
Distributor: Shochiku
Production: Highspeed Production Committee
Studio: Kyoto Animation

Source: Official website
Previous related news: Light Novel 'High☆Speed' Receives Anime Movie Adaptation


Million Doll
Additional cast members were announced.

Momona: Yui Watanabe
Rina: Mayu Iizuka

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


Ushio to Tora (TV)
Additional cast members were announced.

Reiko Hanyuu: Yui Makino
Shigure Aotsuki: Keiji Fujiwara

Source: Nekonotemo
Previous related news: News Briefs for Mar 23 - 29


Other Anime News

Diamond no Ace: Second Season - Currently airing
It was revealed that Daiki Yamashita will play the role of Takuma Seto.

Source: Official website
Previous related news: News Briefs for Apr 6 - 12


Manga News

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
It was announced in the June issue of Monthly Asuka magazine that Shinrei Tantei Yakumo will go on an indefinite hiatus while the author is on maternity leave.

Source: Scan via ANN


Industry News

Mangaka Kou Kojima Dies
Kou Kojima died due to a brain hemorrhage. He was 87 years old.

Source: Official website


Seiyuu Hiroyuki Nishimoto Dies
Hiroyuki Nishimoto died due to an aortic dissection. He was 88 years old.

Source: Sankei


Seiyuu Noriko Shitaya Announces Marriage
Noriko Shitaya announced that she got married. Her husband is not related to the industry.

Source: Official blog

20 Comments Recent Comments

Kundalini said:
Why does Diabolik Lovers even need an S2?
They should invest in other series. Dammit, I need Chihayafuru already.

XoX

mayukachan said:
fite me irl
this is a way for them to redeem themselves for having a shitty cast because now they have kimura ryohei, suzuki tatsuhisa and takahiro sakurai which are beast

unless there's actually a whorethwhile change in the plot, lol, even good seiyuus are useless.

waterfallsxo said:
You can never have enough Bitch-chan Kundalini.

X))))
Bitch-chan doesn't even have any scars from bitemarks! She's always so superclean. She superheals herself so she can go get pumped more. She wants it so bad but she never gives any. lol

and the brothers should fight more, ho! they're too kind, they should rip her already.

Apr 28, 2015 10:33 AM by Kundalini

Kundalini said:
Why does Diabolik Lovers even need an S2?
They should invest in other series. Dammit, I need Chihayafuru already.

XoX


You can never have enough Bitch-chan Kundalini.

Apr 27, 2015 6:05 PM by waterfallsxo

RIP Kojima-sensei.

Surprised there's no mention of his awards.

Apr 27, 2015 4:28 PM by Mirorin

Kundalini said:
Why does Diabolik Lovers even need an S2?
They should invest in other series. Dammit, I need Chihayafuru already.

XoX

fite me irl
this is a way for them to redeem themselves for having a shitty cast because now they have kimura ryohei, suzuki tatsuhisa and takahiro sakurai which are beast

Apr 27, 2015 9:50 AM by Mayuka

Why does Diabolik Lovers even need an S2?
They should invest in other series. Dammit, I need Chihayafuru already.

XoX

Apr 27, 2015 9:47 AM by Kundalini

R.I.P

Apr 27, 2015 9:37 AM by Klad

G_Spark233 said:
AL19 said:

Apr 27, 2015 9:35 AM by Comic_Sans

Wow, only now I realize Akagami no Shirayuki Hime gets an anime.. Looks like the character designs are off though(and I was hoping for better..) But yay for Raji and Mihaya's seiyuu, love those two x3

Apr 27, 2015 1:06 AM by Phraze

RIP Kojima and Nishimoto.


hyped for Ushio & Tora though.

Apr 26, 2015 10:32 PM by Brynhild

R.I.P. Kojima-sensei and Nashimoto-san.. (._.)

Paulo27 said:
What the fuck that Sanzoku Diary PV, looks like shit.

Lol. Yeah. Well, at least the insert song was good though.

Noticed that many seiyuu are getting married lately! O.o

Apr 26, 2015 5:31 PM by Vindstot

AL19 said:
Grusomhed said:
R.I.P. Hiroyuki Nishimoto and Kou Kojima.

Apr 26, 2015 5:30 PM by G_Spark233

What the fuck that Sanzoku Diary PV, looks like shit.

Apr 26, 2015 4:34 PM by Paulo27

Grusomhed said:
R.I.P. Hiroyuki Nishimoto and Kou Kojima.

Apr 26, 2015 3:24 PM by AL19

Super hyped for Lupin III now.

Apr 26, 2015 2:47 PM by soulless4now

RIP Hiroyuki Nishimoto and Kou Kojima :(

Apr 26, 2015 2:32 PM by Emiko_

Mayu Iizuka? Never heard of her, hopefully more rookies will be chosen for roles in Million Doll. I'm familiar with Yui Wantanabe though due to her voicing Nao Yokoyama from Million Live. I wouldn't mind a PV for Million Doll though

Apr 26, 2015 2:06 PM by Hoppy

Shit another manga get on an indefinite hiatus.
Hopefully the comeback will be Good

Apr 26, 2015 12:18 PM by AllenVonStein

R.I.P. Hiroyuki Nishimoto and Kou Kojima...:(

Also, good to see Ushio & Tora getting another update. Can't wait for a preview soon.

Apr 26, 2015 12:17 PM by Stark700

R.I.P. Hiroyuki Nishimoto and Kou Kojima.

Apr 26, 2015 12:01 PM by Nashetania

PVs/TV Ads
A collection of promotional videos and TV advertisements from the past week.
Note: All PVs/CMs from the Spring season can be found in our Spring 2015 Preview thread found here.

Apr 26, 2015 12:00 PM by Snow