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News Briefs for May 4 - 10

by Snow
May 10, 2015 1:00 PM | 33 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

[u]Aquarion Logos[/u]
Additional cast members were announced.

Sakurako Soda: Ryoko Shiraishi
Shouko Iwagami: Saima Nakano
Sougon Kenzaki: Jouji Nakata

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: 'Aquarion' 3rd TV Anime and Special OVA Announced for Summer 2015


Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Senyaku
The main cast members were announced.

Eiha: Miyuki Sawashiro
Ibuki: Marina Inoue
Kagraba: Unshou Ishizuka
Ro Chenfa: Maaya Uchida
Soirot Clasbari: Soma Saito

Source: Moca News
Previous related news: 'Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Senyaku' to Air Summer 2015


[u]Digimon Adventure Tri.[/u]
The series was announced to be a six-part movie. Additional cast members were also announced.

Hikari Yagami: M.A.O (Mao Ichimichi)
Jou Kido: Junya Ikeda
Koushirou Izumi: Mutsumi Tamura
Mimi Tachikawa: Hitomi Yoshida
Sora Takenouchi: Suzuko Mimori
Taichi Yagami: Natsuki Hanae
Takeru Takaishi: Junya Enoki
Yamato Ishida: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Source: Promotional Video
Previous related news: Original Cast and Theme Songs Return for 'Digimon Adventure Tri.


[u]Gatchaman Crowds Insight[/u]
The main cast members from the first season were announced to return. Additional cast members were also announced.

Gel Sadra: Kana Hanazawa
Rizumu Suzuki: Yuuichirou Umehara
Tsubasa Mizudachi: Kaori Ishihara

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


[u]God Eater[/u]
Additional staff members were announced.

Art Director: Masaru Yanaka
CG Director: Masato Takizawa
Color Design: Emi Chiba
Director of Photography: Kentaro Waki, Seiji Matsuda
Editing: Tsuyoshi Imai

Source: Promotional Video
Previous related news: News Briefs for Apr 27 - May 3


Himouto! Umaru-chan
The main cast members were announced.

Nana Ebina: Akari Kageyama
Kirie Motoba: Haruka Shiraishi
Sylphynford Tachibana: Yurina Furukawa
Umaru Doma: Aimi Tanaka

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Apr 27 - May 3


Meiji Tokyo Renka: Yumihari no Serenade
Additional cast members were announced.

Mei Ayazuki: Sumire Morohoshi
Tousuke Iwasaki: Yoshimasa Hosoya

Source: Official site
Previous related news: 'Meiji Tokyo Renka' to Premiere Summer 2015


One Punch Man
Additional cast members were announced.

Sonic: Yuuki Kaji
Tatsumaki: Aoi Yuuki

Source: Official site
Previous related news: TV Anime Adaptation of 'One Punch-Man' Green-Lit


Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
The main cast and staff members were announced, along with the studio.

Cast
Ikki Kurogane: Ryota Osaka
Stella Vermillion: Shizuka Ishigami
Shizuku Kurogane: Nao Touyama
Nagi Arisui: Shintaro Asanuma

Staff
Character Design: Sei Komatsubara
Director: Shin Oonuma
Series Composition: Shogo Yasukawa
Series Director: Jin Tamamura
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Studio: Silver Link, Nexus

Source: Anime!Anime!
Previous related news: Light Novel 'Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry' Receives Anime Adaptation


Other Anime News

Diamond no Ace: Second Season - Currently airing
It was revealed that Akira Ishida will play the role of Hisashi Watanabe.

Source: Official site
Previous related news: News Briefs for Apr 20 - 26


Manga News

MF Bunko J Announces Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Illustrator Replacement
It was announced that illustrator Hanpen Sakura will be replaced by Yuuji Nimura, the artist of Meiyaku no Leviathan, due to Sakura's poor health.

Source: Official site


Industry News

Live-Action Ore Monogatari!! Movie
Bessatsu Margaret magazine announced in its June issue that the manga will receive a live-action movie adaptation.

Source: Scan via ANN


Seiyuu Tsubasa Yonaga Announces Marriage
Tsubasa Yonaga announced on his Twitter that he married fellow seiyuu Yuka Nishigaki.

Source: Official tweet

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

soulless4now said:
All I wanted was to relive my childhood and watch a Digimon tv series, but now I find out it'll be a movie series. Curse my broken heart!
So much of this right now...

May 17, 2015 3:28 PM by Astros

Grey-Zone said:
It's good that Silver Link gets to animate the LN series that deconstructs the whole magic high-school setting and most of its usual tropes in a subtle way. By now it's become quite amusing how people are already looking down on it just after reading the so-called "generic synopsis". Oh well, the actual thing will speak for itself if well adapted.
It's a good thing Rakudai was not given to IMS instead...


Indeed! Definitely looking forward to the show. Once the infamous echo chamber of clueless fools has finally left the room and the viewers can enjoy the result, this can be very much fun. At least, the show has a very uncommon way to develop the characters :)

Knocking on wood!

May 12, 2015 9:21 AM by Mentar

[u]God Eater[/u]
Additional staff members were announced.

Art Director: Masaru Yanaka
CG Director: Masato Takizawa
Color Design: Emi Chiba
Director of Photography: Kentaro Waki, Seiji Matsuda
Editing: Tsuyoshi Imai

Source: Promotional Video
Previous related news: News Briefs for Apr 27 - May 3

May 11, 2015 11:55 PM by anandthama

holy shit, I guess I missed the original news posting for Chaos Dragon. That writer collaboration sounds incredible, and top writers coming together to write a story through tabletop roleplaying sounds genius. Anybody who mocks that idea is clearly unaware of how good storywriting can be when created through roleplaying. I'm seriously hyped for this.

everything else here Idrc about except maybe the Ore Monogatari live movie.

May 11, 2015 10:13 PM by Zadion

Hmm... A live action version of Ore Monogatari? I saw a convincing cosplay of Takeo, Yamato, and Rinko once, so it's definitely possible to copy their appearances. I just don't know how they are going to pull off Takeo's heroic feats like wrestling a wild boar. I guess CGI will have to be used.

SN: Ore Monogatori is doing really well! An anime, a manga, and a live acTion version! Whoa!

May 11, 2015 5:51 PM by Desk05

live action Ore Monogatari? i wonder who will play Takeo lol

May 11, 2015 4:02 PM by Ryuunosuke_21

Definitely checking out God Eater and Chaos Dragon.

May 11, 2015 3:36 PM by mkoonihh

Well that's just freaking great! Digimon Adventure Tri will become a movie series, the waiting will continue. what's worst is that Taichi (one of my favorite childhood characters) is going to be voiced by one of my least favorite Seiyuus...wow Trollei animation you sure know how to make brilliant decisions...

May 11, 2015 3:30 PM by TheUnknownHunter

All I wanted was to relive my childhood and watch a Digimon tv series, but now I find out it'll be a movie series. Curse my broken heart!

May 11, 2015 3:22 PM by soulless4now

Digimon Tri is going to be a movie series??
uhh...Not sure how to feel about that. I guess it's less likely to have shitty animation.

May 11, 2015 4:31 AM by Earwen

Klad said:
Ore Monogatari live action movie? Not sure about this..

May 10, 2015 11:25 PM by LoneWizzy

Grey-Zone said:
It's good that Silver Link gets to animate the LN series that deconstructs the whole magic high-school setting and most of its usual tropes in a subtle way. By now it's become quite amusing how people are already looking down on it just after reading the so-called "generic synopsis". Oh well, the actual thing will speak for itself if well adapted.
It's a good thing Rakudai was not given to IMS instead...


By the way I can't be the only one who is at least slightly disappointed that the VAs for the Chaos Dragon characters are not their original players... though in that case it would be quite hard for urobuchi to voice his own character when he has been gender-bent...

ayyy

May 10, 2015 11:21 PM by Paulo27

Congrats Mihashi on your marriage. XD

May 10, 2015 6:34 PM by ToG25thBaam

gissellebatista said:
Tsubasa Yonaga married? Damnnnn. Brb crying

Never heard of him B4.

May 10, 2015 6:18 PM by AllenVonStein

[ This is complete Bullcrap[ /b]
[bl LIKE LITATARY BULLCRAP[/b]

May 10, 2015 6:01 PM by Swagdara_Uchiha

very disappointed about Digimon Tri :(. Taifuu no Noruda looks great though

May 10, 2015 5:52 PM by Emiko_

Digimon Tri was sooo Disappointing. TOEI surely trolling us so hard.

May 10, 2015 5:37 PM by AriaAsNimrod

That God Eater PV... uhhh, it looks like a mix of 3DCGI and 2D characters, it's hard to explain.

Basically, it's pretty darn good CGI.

May 10, 2015 3:21 PM by Yehart

It's good that Silver Link gets to animate the LN series that deconstructs the whole magic high-school setting and most of its usual tropes in a subtle way. By now it's become quite amusing how people are already looking down on it just after reading the so-called "generic synopsis". Oh well, the actual thing will speak for itself if well adapted.
It's a good thing Rakudai was not given to IMS instead...


By the way I can't be the only one who is at least slightly disappointed that the VAs for the Chaos Dragon characters are not their original players... though in that case it would be quite hard for urobuchi to voice his own character when he has been gender-bent...

May 10, 2015 2:46 PM by Grey-Zone

Tsubasa Yonaga married? Damnnnn. Brb crying

May 10, 2015 2:21 PM by gisselle