Tag: Anime Expo

Anime Expo Announces Yoshitaka Amano as Guest

Anime Expo has announced that it will host artist Yoshitaka Amano at its 2016 convention.

Amano is most well known for his contributions to Vampire Hunter D and the Final Fantasy series, as well as his collaboration with English graphic novelist Neil Gaiman on Sandman: The Dream Hunters. He has been in the anime industry since he was 15, when he joined Tatsunoko Production, and has contributed to many anime and video game projects.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces New Manga for Its Service

Crunchyroll announced at its manga panel at Anime Expo that it will add the Princess Jellyfish, Takahashi-san is Listening, Scum’s Wish, Sweetness and Lightning, and The Morose Mononokean manga to its web distribution service.

Kodansha Comics licensed the first 12 volumes of Princess Jellyfish for North America and will release the first 2-in-1 volume in February 2016.

The first four volumes of Princess Jellyfish will launch on Crunchyroll on July 15, 2015 at 8pm EDT. Volumes will be added afterward at regular intervals.

Yū Hokuō serializes Takahashi-san is Listening (Takahashi-san ga Kiiteiru.) in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker. The series began in 2013 and Square Enix shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in April 2015.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Mengo Yokoyari’s Scum’s Wish (Kuzu no Honkai) began in Big Gangan magazine in 2012, and Square Enix shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in June 2015.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Gido Amagakure began Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma) in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine in 2013. The fourth compiled volume shipped in Japan in March 2015.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 15, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Kiri Wazawa began The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) in Square Enix’s Gangan Online in 2013 and the fourth compiled volume shipped in Japan in May 2015.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Source: ANN

Yen Press Announces New Manga Licenses at Anime Expo

Yen Press announced at its Anime Expo panel that it has licensed the following manga and will release them in print:

  • Maomichi Io’s My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected
  • Satsuki Yoshino’s Handa-kun
  • Koyuki’s Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade
  • Kōtarō Yamada’s Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet
  • Tsubasa Haduki’s Sword Art Online: Mother’s Rosario
  • Matra Milan’s Demonizer Zilch
  • Shinjiro’s Taboo-Tattoo
  • Takeshi Moriki’s How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Handa-kun was previously licensed as a digital-only release. Handa-kun is a spinoff of Yoshino’s Barakamon, and according to Yen Press it is selling better in Japan than the original.

Yen Press announced that it will release the following manga digitally.

  • Karuna Kujō’s Aphorism
  • Sakurako Gokurakuin’s Sekirei
  • Ritz Kobayashi’s Saki
  • Yen Hioka’s Black Detective
  • Naoe’s Aoharu x Machine Gun
  • Yoshiichi Akahito’s Corpse Princess
  • Souta Kuwahara’s Crimson Prince
  • Shamu Itou’s Renaissance Eve

The company also announced that it will begin simultaneous publication of the following Square Enix titles in October 2015:

  • Yana Toboso’s Black Butler
  • Satsuki Yoshino’s Handa-kun
  • Ato Sakurai’s Today’s Kerberos
  • Higasa Akai’s The Royal Tutor
  • Writer Homura Kawamoto and artist Tooru Naomura’s Kake Gurui
  • Karino Takatsu’s My Monster Girl’s Too Cool for You (Ore no Kanojō ni Nanika Yōkai, or My Girlfriend is Some Kind of Monster)
  • Tomoo Yokoyama’s Demon King Ena-sama Goes to a Manga School (Mansen Maō Shōjo Ena-Sama)

The last three are new license announcements.

Source: ANN

Viz Licenses Matsuri Hino’s Shuriken and Pleats and Bisco Hatori’s Behind the Scenes Manga

Viz Media announced at its Shojo Beat panel at Anime Expo that the imprint will release the Shuriken and Pleats (Shuriken to Pleats) manga by Matsuri Hino, as well as the Behind the Scenes (Urakata!!) manga by Bisco Hatori.

Hino launched the Shuriken and Pleats series in the September 2014 issue of Hakusensha’s LaLa magazine, and Hakusensha released the first compiled volume on February 5, 2015. The manga will end in the September issue of LaLa, which ships in Japan on July 24, 2015.

VIZ Media will debut the series in early Winter 2016.

Hatori launched Behind the Scenes in Hakusensha’s LaLa magazine in May 2014. Hakusensha published the first compiled volume on January 5, 2015.

VIZ Media will debut the series in Spring 2016.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Has the Rights to the Unaired Free! Eternal Summer Episode

FUNimation Entertainment confirmed at its Anime Expo panel that it has the rights to the unaired Free! Eternal Summer episode. The company will release the original video anime episode in 2016, and it will offer a discount to those who buy the Premium Edition of the television series from Funimation.com by September 29, 2015.

The Premium Edition will come with the contents of the Free! Eternal Summer Limited Edition plus a full-color art book, seven art cards, a sports towel, an Iwatobi decal and a Samezuka decal, and a collector’s box. The Premium Edition retails for US$119.98, and Funimation.com is selling the edition for US$89.98. Those who order the Premium Edition from Funimation.com will also be entered into a raffle to win a 1/8-scale figure of Haruka Nanase.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces Its Print Plans for the Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Manga

VIZ Media announced at its Shonen Jump panel at Anime Expo that it will release Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring (Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki) manga in print. The company plans to release the manga in Winter 2016.

The manga will end in its 10th chapter in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on July 6, 2015. Shueisha will publish the one compiled book volume of the series in Japan on August 4, 2015.

Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump on April 27, 2015. The manga was originally announced as a spinoff mini-series.

VIZ Media is publishing the manga in English in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on the same day the chapters are published in Japan.

Source: ANN