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    Bones' Space Dandy Anime Debuts on January 4 With Ian Sinclair

    Funimation announced on Thursday that BONES' upcoming science-fiction comedy anime Space Dandy will premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block on January 4 at 11:30 p.m. Funimation also unveiled the English voice cast, alongside the Japanese cast, and the first full promotional video subtitled in English:

    Japanese Cast
    English Cast
    Junichi Suwabe
    Ian Sinclair
    Uki Satake (9nine)
    Alison Viktorin
    Hiroyuki Yoshino
    Joel McDonald
    Dr. Gel
    Unshou Ishizuka
    J. Michael Tatum
    Kosuke Hatakeyama
    Micah Solusod
    Banjou Ginga
    Kent Williams
    Alexis Tipton
    Houko Kuwashima
    Colleen Clinkenbeard
    Masaaki Yajima
    R Bruce Elliott

    Toonami then unveiled its full lineup for January 4, including its debut of Naruto Shippūden:

    • 11:30 p.m. – Space Dandy
    • 12:00 a.m. – Bleach
    • 12:30 a.m. – Naruto Shippūden
    • 1:00 a.m. – One Piece
    • 1:30 a.m. – Soul Eater
    • 2:00 a.m. – Sword Art Online
    • 2:30 a.m. – FLCL
    • 3:00 a.m. – Uncut Naruto (starting from episode 1)
    • 3:30 a.m. – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    • 4:00 a.m. – Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    • 4:30a – IGPX
    • 5:00a – Star Wars: Clone Wars
    • 5:30a - Inuyasha

    The series will premiere in Japan on January 5 at 11:00 p.m. Animax Asia will also premiere the series in Southeast Asia on that day. Animax Korea is showing the anime in South Korea, while Madman Entertainment's Screening Room is streaming with English subtitles in Australia and New Zealand at the same time as the Japanese broadcast. Anime Limited licensed the anime for English and French-speaking countries and regions in Europe, while AV Visionen will stream the series with German subtitles in AV Visionen.

    Space Dandy is the upcoming science-fiction comedy series from director Shinichiro Watanabe (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Kids on the Slope) and studio BONES.

    The story revolves around Dandy, an alien-hunter. His job is to seek out new aliens never seen before, and receives a reward whenever he finds a new species. His mission is to find those new species faster than anyone else as he travels the galaxy. Together with the bucket-of-bolts robot QT and the dimwit alien Meow he picked up along the way, he comes into contact with new planets and their inhabitants.

    Staff members include:

    • General Director: Shinichiro Watanabe
    • Director: Shingo Natsume
    • Scriptwriters: Dai Sato, Keiko Nobumoto, and Kimiko Ueno
    • Character Design: Yoshiyuki Ito
    • Spaceship Design: Thomas Romain
    • Theme Song: Yasuyuki Okamura
    • Animation Production: BONES

    Yasuyuki Okamura (City Hunter 2) is performing the theme song "Viva Namida" and another song, "Healthy Merci."


    Netflix to Stream Knights of Sidonia Anime in Summer 2014

    The media streaming and rental service Netflix announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia manga in all Netflix territories in summer 2014. The company noted that it will stream the complete 12-episode "firstly and exclusively" on Netflix, and it will include both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and in "dubbed local language dialogue."

    The series will debut in Japan in spring 2014.

    The show's Japanese-language cast is as follows:

    • Ryota Ohsaka as Nagate Tanikaze
    • Aya Suzaki as Shizuka Hoshijiro
    • Aki Toyosaki as Izana Shinatose
    • Takahiro Sakurai as Norio Kunato
    • Hisako Kanemoto as Yuhata Midorikawa
    • Eri Kitamura as Honoka Series
    • Sayaka Ohara as Captain Kobayashi
    • Tomohiro Tsuboi as Ichirō Seii
    • Takehito Koyasu as Ochiai
    • Satomi Arai as Lala Hiyama
    • Atsuko Tanaka as Samari Ittan
    • Nanako Mori as Eiko Yamano
    • Takako Honda as Sasaki
    • Kousuke Toriumi as Tsuruuchi
    • Ayane Sakura as Mozuku Kunato
    • Osamu Saka as Shinsuke Tanba

    The manga's story takes place after humans flee Earth due to the devastating invasion of alien creatures called Gauna. Humans travel through space in giant ships while the Gauna continue to pursue them. As a new human culture develops, people fight the Gauna with Morito (Guardian) robotic mecha. A young man named Nagate Tanikaze trains as a Morito pilot aboard the spaceship Sidonia and defends its people from Gauna attacks.

    Kobun Shizuno (G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, Detective Conan movie) is directing the film with co-director Hiroyuki Seshita (Street Fighter x Tekken, Final Fantasy). Sadayuki Murai (Steamboy, Millennium Actress) is writing the scripts and serving as series script supervisor, and Yuki Moriyama (Street Fighter x Tekken, Dino Dominion) is adapting the characters for animation.

    The anime marks the 30th anniversary of POLYGON PICTURES, a studio that has earned Daytime Emmy Awards (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and an Annie Award (Tron: Uprising).

    Nihei launched the manga in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine in 2009, and Kodansha published the 11th volume in Japan in October. Vertical is releasing the manga series in North America, and the company published the sixth volume this month.


    Yama no Susume Mountain-Climbing Anime Gets 2nd Season

    Presepe News confirmed that a second anime season based on Shiro's Yama no Susume (Encouragement of Climb) manga was announced at the Yama no Susume Fan Event on Sunday. The second season will have 15-minute episodes — unlike the first season, which had five-minute episodes — and will run for two cours or half a year.

    The manga and anime tell the story of childhood friends: Aoi, a girl who prefers staying inside and who has acrophobia, and Hinata, a girl who loves mountains. The two decide to climb a mountain in order to once again see the morning sun from its peak as they did when they were young.

    The anime adaptation of Shiro's manga premiered in Japan earlier this year, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The website maintainer of a Yama no Susume fan site said in October that he "can't wait for a second anime season next April," although the site removed these words later.


    Uta no Prince-sama Anime Gets 3rd Season in 2015

    Composer Noriyasu Agematsu of the music group Elements Garden confirmed that a third anime season based on Broccoli's Uta no Prince Sama female-oriented dating simulation games was announced at the Uta no Prince Sama Maji LoveLive 3rd Stage event on Sunday. The anime is scheduled to begin airing in Japan in 2015.

    The anime adapts a dating simulation video game for female players developed by Broccoli. In the slapstick romantic comedy, the female protagonist goes to a school for the performing arts with boys who are budding idols.

    The original Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000% anime aired in Japan in July 2011, and ended in the September of that year. Niconico streamed that series outside of Japan as it aired. Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 2000%, the second series, premiered in Japan earlier this year.

    Sentai Filmworks licensed the first and second anime series for home video release in North America.


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    Yu-Gi-Oh! Gets New Arc-V TV Anime Next Spring

    The third 2014 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, will premiere next spring. The anime will feature a new protagonist, Yūya Sakaki, and the magazine previewed a visual of Yūya and a few key monsters. More details will be in future issues of Weekly Shonen Jump and V Jump magazine.

    Weekly Shonen Jump calls the new series the fifth Yu-Gi-Oh! project, preceded by Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. (The very first Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime from Toei Animation and TV Asahi in 1998 is often not grouped with the others, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II sequel is combined with the first Zexal series.)

    The current Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II, premiered in Japan in October 2012. Konami began airing this series on The CW's Vortexx programming block in the United States in August.


    Fumiko Fumi's Manga Gets Live-Action Films in 2014

    Live-action film adaptations of Fumiko Fumi's Onna no Ana (pictured right) and Koi ni Tsukimono manga have been green-lit for release next year. The wraparound jacket band on Fumi's fourth Bokura no Hentai manga volume made the announcement on Friday.

    Kōta Yoshida (Usotsuki Paradox film) is directing the film Onna no Ana, while Koi ni Tsukimono will be a three-part omnibus from Tokyo University of the Arts' School of Film and New Media. The official website of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine and other venues will provide more details later.

    Onna no Ana (literally, Girl's Hole) is a collection of short stories ("Girl's Hole," "Girl's Head," "Girl's Pig," "Girl's Beast") about boys and girls linked by strange connections at a certain school. Koi ni Tsukimono (Bundled With Love) is Fumi's latest short story collection (pictured below) which will debut on February 13, 2014.


    Attack on Titan Spin off Causes Magazine's Print Run to Increase 10-Fold

    Kodansha decided to make another printing of the January 2014 issue of Aria magazine, which launched Hikaru Suruga and Gan Sunaaku's Attack on Titan: No Regrets (Shingeki no Kyojin Gaiden: Kuinaki Sentaku) spinoff manga. The first printing of the issue was already five times greater than the magazine's usual print run, but after the second printing, the issue will now have 10 times more copies than usual.

    The issue's first printing shipped on November 28, and the second printing will arrive in stores around December 16. According to the Japanese Magazine Publishers Association, Aria had a verified monthly circulation run of 13,667 from July to September, before the Attack on Titan spinoff launched.
    The Attack on Titan: No Regrets manga focuses on Levi's past, including his first encounter with Commander Erwin and how he entered the ****** Corps. The manga is on the cover of both the January issue (pictured above) and the February issue (pictured left), which ships on December 28. Suruga is drawing the manga, and Sunaaku (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) from Nitroplus is in charge of the manga's scripts. Sunaaku is also penning Kuinaki Sentaku (No Regrets) visual novels that are shipping with the third and sixth Blu-ray Disc volumes of the Attack on Titan television anime series.

    Hajime Isayama's original Attack on Titan manga has already inspired Saki Nakagawa's Attack on Titan: Junior High (Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō) spinoff comedy manga series and is inspiring the Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga by Satoshi Shiki that is based on Ryō Suzukaze's light novel series of the same name. Vertical is publishing the light novel series in North America.

    Kodansha Comics is publishing Isayama's original Attack on Titan manga in North America, along with the Attack on Titan: No Regrets and Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga. It is also publishing the Attack on Titan: Junior High manga and the Attack on Titan Guidebooks: INSIDE & OUTSIDE.


    Final Fantasy Type-0 Spinoff Manga Ends in January

    The January issue of Square Enix's Monthy Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Thursday that the last chapter of Takatoshi Shiozawa's Final Fantasy Type-0 Gaiden: Hyōken no Shinigami spinoff manga will run in the following issue on January 11. The fourth compiled volume shipped last month.

    Shiozawa launched the series last year with editorial supervision by Tetsuya Nomura. The manga centers on the character Kurasame.

    Shiozawa previously launched a manga adaptation of the Final Fantasy Type-0 game in 2011's December issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan. Square Enix released the original role-playing game on the PlayStation Portable console in Japan last year.


    Bishōjo Gag Comedy Manga Angel's Drop to End in December

    G-mode's Comic Meteor website announced on Wednesday that Chizuna Nakajima's bishōjo gag comedy manga Angel's Drop (Tenshi no Drop) will end in its 85th chapter on December 25.

    The story centers on Botan and Shinobu, two childhood friends who enroll in St. Azumaria Girls' Academy. Their encounter with an "angel" named Un-chan lead to strange things happening in their lives. The manga openly describes itself as covering yuri, hentai, omorashi, and other elements of fetishism not usually seen in shōnen manga.

    Nakajima launched the manga on the Flex Comix Blood site in 2011, but after Flex Comix Blood shut down a year later, the manga moved to Comic Meteor website. The fourth volume was published in June.

    The manga inspired a television anime from director Koji Ito (Megane na Kanojo, Geisters - Fractions of the Earth) and the anime studio AIC Frontier (Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahō Shōjo) this year. Rei Matsuzaki (Oda Nobuna no Yabō's Niwa Nagahide) played Botan, Mai Goto (Phi-Brain - Puzzle of God's Airi Mizutani) played Shinobu, and Hiromi Igarashi (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!'s Hina Takanashi) played the angel Un.


    Ghibli Adapts Joan G. Robinson's When Marnie Was There Novel Into Anime

    Film distributor TOHO announced its 2014 lineup on Thursday, and revealed that Studio Ghibli's next film will be an adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's English children's novel classic When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie) next summer. Hiromasa Yonebayashi is returning to direct his second film after 2010's The Secret World of Arrietty.
    Amazon posted a publisher's description of the novel:

    Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...
    The novel is one of the 50 books that Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki recommended in a list he created for children. In September, Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films after his 11th film, The Wind Rises.

    The film's website has the tagline, "There is a magical circle invisible to the naked eye in this world."

    Keiko Niwa (Ocean Waves, From Up On Poppy Hill, The Secret World of Arrietty), Masashi Ando (character designer on Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Paprika), and Yonebayashi co-wrote the screenplay, and Takatsugu Muramatsu (Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri) is scoring the soundtrack.


    Gantz's Hiroya Oku Outline New Inu Yashiki Manga Series

    Update: Yamamoto is listed for the "Yume Onna" one-shot, not the Inu Yashiki series.

    The first 2014 issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine is announcing on Tuesday the first details of the next serialized manga from Hiroya Oku (Gantz, HEN). Oku is drawing the series, titled Inu Yashiki (Dog Mansion).

    This year's 53rd issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine announced on Thursday that a new series from Oku will launch in the fourth 2014 issue of Evening on January 28. The next two issues of Evening will have special features in a countdown to the start of Inu Yashiki. The second issue of 2014 will include an interview with Oku. A “super-extravagant” plan will be unveiled in the third 2014 issue before the manga debuts in the following issue.

    Oku launched his Gantz manga in Young Jump in 2000. The "Final Phase" of the manga began in 2009, and the manga ended earlier this year with 37 compiled volumes published. The manga inspired a television anime series animated by Gonzo and released by ADV Films in North America. NEW PEOPLE Entertainment released the two live-action film adaptations in North America. Dark Horse Comics published the 29th English volume of the manga in North America last month.

    Oku and manga creator Hideo Yamamoto (Homunculus, Ichi the Killer) collaborated on a one-shot manga called "Yume Onna" (Dream Woman) that Morning published on Thursday.


    Tokyo Ravens, Date A Live Get Spin-Off Manga in Dragon Age Magazine

    The January 2014 issue of Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Age magazine announced on Monday that three new manga will start serialization in the magazine's February issue, which is scheduled to ship on January 9.
    The first manga, titled Koma Hibiki, is a shogi manga being adapted from Sou Sagara (HENNEKO) and Yukiya Murasaki's original story with art by Naya Minadori and advising from Michio Takahashi.
    Yui Hinamori is drawing a a spin-off manga of Kōshi Tachibana's Date A Live light novel titled Date A Party. The manga tells the everyday lives of the characters.The final manga is a spin-off of Kouhei Azano's Tokyo Ravens light novel, titled Tokyo Ravens -Girls Photograph-. Kōji Yokoyama is drawing the manga with scripts by Touko Machida. The manga focuses on the female characters in the series.
    Ringo drew the main Date A Live manga in Kodansha's Shōnen Ace magazine. Date A Origami, drawn by Maya Mizuki, is a four-panel manga running in Dragon Magazine Age Premium, and the Date A Strike manga by Kakashi Oniyazu is currently running in Dragon Age. Funimation streamed the television anime adaptation of the light novel series as it aired, and the anime is getting a second season.

    Atsushi Suzumi is drawing the main Tokyo Ravens manga adaptation of the light novel series in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine. Ran Kuze is serializing the Tokyo Ravens: Sword of Song spinoff manga in Kodansha's manga in the Monthly Shōnen Rival magazine. Funimation is streaming the television anime adaptation as it airs.


    Sekai Seifuku Anime Gets Manga Adaptation by Hamao

    Ichijinsha announced on Wednesday that manga artist Hamao will launch an adaptation of the upcoming Sekai Seifuku ~ Bōryaku no Zvezda (World Conquest: Stratagem Star) anime in the February 2014 issue of Comic Rex magazine, which will ship on December 27. Hamao is best known for his erotic manga work.

    Tensai Okamura (Blue Exorcist, Darker than Black, Wolf's Rain) is directing the brand-new television anime at A-1 Pictures. Type-Moon's Meteo Hoshizora and Okamura are in charge of the series scripts. Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Allison & Lillia, Kino's Journey, Sky Girls) created the original character designs, and Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist, Night Raid 1931) is adapting them for animation. Tatsuya Katou (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Medaka Box) is composing the music. Maaya Sakamoto and rock group "the band apart" will perform the opening theme, while voice actress Aoi Yūki will perform the ending theme.

    The series will premiere in January on MBS, Tokyo MX TV, and other stations.


    Gurren Lagann Baseball Manga to Launch in December

    The January issue of Monthly Hero's magazine announced on Saturday that the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Otoko Doahō!-hen (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Total Idiot Man!) baseball manga will launch in the next issue on December 28. Gurren Lagann writer Kazuki Nakashima is credited with the script; he wrote the original Otoko Doahō! Gurren Lagann drama CD that was bundled with the Gurren Lagann anime's DVDs. Saki Nonoyama (Enma) will draw the art.

    The story re-imagines the characters of the anime as baseball players at Dai-Gurren Academy, and they meet a mysterious old man over a bowl of ramen with roast pork.

    The Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Otoko Ippiki-hen (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lone Man) manga ended in the same January issue. Like Otoko Doahō!-hen, Nonoyama adapted Otoko Ippiki-hen from a drama CD that was bundled with the anime's DVDs. Hero's and Shogakukan Creative will publish the compiled book volume of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Otokoippiki-hen on December 27.

    Otoko Ippiki-hen launched in the magazine's September issue this year. The story takes the cast of Gainax's robot anime and puts them in modern-day Japan. It follows the adventures of Kamina and other characters who attend Dai-Gurren Academy.

    Manga creator Kotaro Mori's manga adaptation of the original television series ended in May. Mori launched the manga in MediaWorks' Monthly Dengeki Comic GAO! magazine in April 2007, and the series was later moved to the publisher's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine in 2008. Bandai Entertainment released six volumes of the series in North America before the company stopped producing and distributing new DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and manga releases in January 2012. MediaWorks shipped the ninth volume of the series in Japan in September.

    Previous manga inspired by the anime include the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Guren Gakuenhen school manga and the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Rasen Shōnen-tan (Spiral Boy) manga that takes place in a parallel world. Both manga were republished as single-volume compiled book releases.

    Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann television anime premiered in Japan in 2007. Aniplex USA released the Japanese Blu-ray Disc box set in the United States and Canada in June. The box set includes three previously released drama CDs (including Lone Man) and one all new drama CD created for the release.


    Gaming News

    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc's English Trailer Posted

    NIS America began streaming an English trailer on Thursday for its upcoming release of the Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc PlayStation Vita game.

    The game is slated to ship in the United States on February 11 and in Europe on February 14.

    Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc PlayStation Vita game is a revised and revamped edition of the original title for the PSP that was released in Japan in 2010. In the game the player plays as Makoto Naegi, an average teenager who gets accepted into the prestigious Hope's Peak Academy high school. When he arrives at the school, he and the students find out they are trapped in a battle of survival.

    The game inspired a television anime series that premiered on July 4. Funimation streamed the series as it airs.


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    Much late. The only thing that I think anyone really cared about was Inu Yashiki and I posted that shit like a week ago. Still, glad to see your back with the news. Keep the Shoujo limited you faggot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AqworldThunder View Post
    Much late. The only thing that I think anyone really cared about was Inu Yashiki and I posted that shit like a week ago. Still, glad to see your back with the news. Keep the Shoujo limited you faggot.
    How bout I do this monthly instead?

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