Anime & Manga News

News Briefs for May 18 - 24

by Snow
May 24, 2015 12:20 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

Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Additional cast and staff members were announced, along with a key visual.

Cast
Nagamasa Midori: Kazuyuki Okitsu
Ichi Akabane: Eri Kitamura

Staff
Animation Production: Brains Base
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Junko Yamanaka
Director: Hideki Nakano
Series Composition: Kenji Konuta

Key visual

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


Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
Additional cast members were announced.

Izana: Akira Ishida
Garack: Yuuko Kaida

Source: Comic Natalie
Previous related news: News Briefs for Apr 20 - 26


Bikini Warriors
Cast members were announced.

Dark Elf: Chiaki Takahashi
Fighter: Yoko Hikasa
Mage: Ai Kakuma
Paladin: Kana Ueda

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: TV Anime Project for 'Bikini Warriors' Figure Series Announced


Classroom☆Crisis
Main cast members and additional staff members were announced, along with the theme songs.

Cast
Iris Shirasaki: Sora Amamiya
Mizuki Sera: Ari Ozawa
Kaito Sera: Showtaro Morikubo

Staff
Art Director: Takashi Aoi, Masahiro Obata
Background Art: Takuya Ebisawa
Chief Animation Director: Ayumi Kurashima, Satoshi Ishino, Takeshi Yoshioka
Director of Photography: Haruka Goto
Editing: Takeshi Sadamatsu
Mechanical Design: Toshinari Tanaka
Music: Yuuki Hayashi
Sound Director: Akiko Fujita

Opening Theme: "Cobalt" by TrySail
Ending Theme: "Anemone" by ClariS

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


Gakkou Gurashi!
It was announced in Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine that Ai Kayano will play the role of Megumi Sakura.

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: 'Gakkou Gurashi!' to Premiere Summer 2015


Gangsta.
Additional cast and staff members were announced, along with the theme song performers.

Cast
Beretta: Sayaka Ohara
Colt: Yuuta Kasuya
Erica: Yuu Shimamura
Mikhail: Atsumi Tanezaki
Sig: Shiori Izawa
Striker: Tomokazu Seki
Uranos Corsica: Hideyuki Umezu

Staff
Art Design: Masahiro Kubota
Art Director: Masatoshi Kai
Color Design: Yuuko Saitou
Director of Photography: Yuuichirou Nagata
Editing: Tomoki Nagasaka
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki

Opening Theme Performance: STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
Ending Theme Performance: Annabel

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: News Briefs for Mar 23 - 29


Haikyuu!! Second Season
Sumire Morohoshi will join the cast, starring as Hitoka Yachi.

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


Okusama ga Seito Kaichou!
It was announced via the official site that Ayana Taketatsu will play the role of Ui Wakana.

Source: Official site
Previous related news: News Briefs for Jan 19 - 25


Rokka no Yuusha
Main cast members were announced.

Adlet Mayer: Soma Saito
Chamot Rosso: Ai Kakuma
Framie Speeddraw: Aoi Yuuki
Goldov Auora: Kouki Uchiyama
Hans Humpty: Kenichi Suzumura
Maura Chester: Rina Satou
Nachetania Loei Piena Augustra: Yoko Hikasa

Source: Official site
Previous related news: News Briefs for Mar 16 - 22


Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai
Additional staff members were announced.

Character Design: Kousuke Kawamura
Director: Tomoyuki Kamamura
Series Composition: Kento Shimoyama
Studio: Silver Link

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


Wakaba*Girl
Main cast members were announced.

Mao Kurokawa: M.A.O (Mao Ichimichi)
Moeko Tokita: Mikako Izawa
Nao Mashiba: Rie Murakawa
Wakaba Kohashi: Ari Ozawa

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: 4-koma Manga 'Wakaba*Girl' to Receive Short TV Anime Adaptation


Other Anime News

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo & Yankee-kun to Megane-chan Crossover
It was announced that the limited edition Blu-ray and DVD box sets of Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV) will include a short crossover anime with Yankee-kun to Megane-chan. Cast members for Yankee-kun to Megane-chan characters were also announced.

Daichi Shinagawa: Yuuki Ono
Hana Adachi: Yoko Hikasa
Gaku Izumi: Takuma Terashima
Seiya Chiba: Tomoaki Maeno
Rinka Himeji: Mika Kikuchi

Source: Official site


Manga News

[b][u]Dragon Ball Super Gets Manga Adaptation[/u][/b]
It was announced in the latest issue of V-Jump magazine that the newly announced TV anime Dragon Ball Super will be getting a manga adaptation. Toyotarou will provide the artwork for the manga, while the story will be from the original creator, Akira Toriyama.

Source: Scan via ANN
Previous related news: New TV Anime 'Dragon Ball Super' Announced for Summer 2015


Industry News

Seiyuu Yuka Saitou Announces Marriage
The seiyuu announced on her official blog that she married fellow seiyuu Takeshi Kusao.

Source: Official blog

20 of 27 Comments Recent Comments

Snow said:
Hans Humpty: Kenichi Suzumura

god bless

May 26, 2015 12:16 PM by Mayuka

I was really excited for Rokka No Yuusha, but seeing the voice cast makes me scream, I love all of them. Oh God, I'm so happy!

May 26, 2015 12:15 PM by Lypse

Ohhh Dragon Ball Super as a manga, definitely gonna read that once it's published.

May 26, 2015 12:01 PM by Snappynator

I'm interested in seeing what Haikyuu Season 2 has to offer. The first was the most enjoyable sports anime I've seen since Prince of Tennis (in some ways, I liked it MORE than Prince of Tennis. Like No Ryoma Echizen). So, I look forward to that.

May 26, 2015 11:29 AM by Colonelfancy

Snow said:
Rinka Himeji: Mika Kikuchi

Interesting since it's been a while since seeing her doing voice casting (I did see her name on the cast list of stage act / musical with Miyu-Miyu).

May 25, 2015 11:23 PM by tsubasalover

A crossover for Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo and Yankee-kun to Megane-chan? I am in.

May 25, 2015 8:08 AM by Nashetania

Classroom Crisis seems interesting, hope it's a good one. Sora and Ari are supposed to be in something else I think...Monster Musume?

Anyways, Anime originals don't seem to be very common these days, so it's nice that Summer will have Charlotte and Classroom Crisis, and I guess the new Aquarion too, though Aquarion's not a new franchise.

May 25, 2015 1:18 AM by Hahalollawl

Monster Musume

What if Nina was the shot who was shot in the head, and Tenma saved her instead

May 25, 2015 12:16 AM by zetsu_shoren

kinda wanted Hosoyan to voice Hans instead cause dialect reasons

May 24, 2015 10:06 PM by stand

ToG25thBaam said:
EasyGo-er said:
The author said that the anime will adapt 9 volumes so I think it's pretty much confirmed that it will be 2-cour since I've never seen any 1-cour that adapted more than 6 volumes so far. Still doesn't change the fact that it will be pretty rushed though. This might be the next Tokyo Raven, heh.
Are you sure that your source is reliable? It's rare for a series like Taimadou to get 2 cours. It's really nice tho if it's true, but yea, it's gonna be quite rushed even if it's 2 cours, for 9 whole volumes.

Someone in animesuki said that the author revealed it in the afterword of the latest volume. I never read the LN and can't find the translations for it so I can't really confirm it though. Sry. :P

May 24, 2015 9:54 PM by EasyGo-er

EasyGo-er said:
The author said that the anime will adapt 9 volumes so I think it's pretty much confirmed that it will be 2-cour since I've never seen any 1-cour that adapted more than 6 volumes so far. Still doesn't change the fact that it will be pretty rushed though. This might be the next Tokyo Raven, heh.
Are you sure that your source is reliable? It's rare for a series like Taimadou to get 2 cours. It's really nice tho if it's true, but yea, it's gonna be quite rushed even if it's 2 cours, for 9 whole volumes.

May 24, 2015 9:31 PM by ToG25thBaam

"Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo & Yankee-kun to Megane-chan Crossover"

Yay!! Now if Yankee-kun can get an anime adaptation I will be sooo happy.

May 24, 2015 9:12 PM by Xealias

ToG25thBaam said:
I am hoping that Taimadou Gakuen gets more than 1 cour, the manga adaption ended at 16 chapters while the LN still goes on. ):

The author said that the anime will adapt 9 volumes so I think it's pretty much confirmed that it will be 2-cour since I've never seen any 1-cour that adapted more than 6 volumes so far. Still doesn't change the fact that it will be pretty rushed though. This might be the next Tokyo Raven, heh.

May 24, 2015 8:54 PM by EasyGo-er

i'm super hyped for gangsta, it looks like it'll be one of the better shows of the summer season. i'm also glad that ari ozawa is getting more work. i loved her as chiyo in gsnk, and it's great that she's getting a lot more exposure.

May 24, 2015 7:41 PM by flochelle

I don't care about Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, but I adore Yankee-kun to Megane-chan and I am loving that cast. OnoYuu is going to be amazing as Shinagawa and I'm freaking out about Maenocchi voicing Chiba. Perfect.

If I get any more excited about Gangsta, I will explode.
Paulo27 said:
Gangsta looks pretty good too, hope there's a lot of asskicking.
Did you see the PV? There's no shortage of action in the manga, that's for sure. I think it'll be pretty good in the anime.

May 24, 2015 4:08 PM by Itami

Bikini Warriors scan.

(*¬*)

May 24, 2015 2:10 PM by Ramkec

Classroom☆Crisis is gonna be good, like, just good.

Summer is gonna be extremely legit on the adventure end, Rokka no Yuusha and Chaos Dragon are both looking great, still waiting on news on Chain Chronicle though.

Gangsta looks pretty good too, hope there's a lot of asskicking.

May 24, 2015 1:19 PM by Paulo27

Gakkou Gurashi! PV...when? :(

Well, we got tons of updates for this relating to the character designs/voice castings recently. (and even samples too)

Very excited about Akagami this Summer as well as Gangsta. Also, Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai got another update so I assume that the show might debut for either Summer or more likely Fall.

May 24, 2015 1:02 PM by Stark700

Okusama ga Seito Kaichou is only 10 minutes per episode, wtf.

May 24, 2015 12:53 PM by Hoppy

I'm hyped af for gangsta.

May 24, 2015 12:52 PM by DatRandomDude