Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru Anime Season 2 Confirmed

Yesterday, a poster for Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint is announcing that production on a second anime season based on Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru light novel series has been green-hit. If a photo making the rounds on Japanese blogs is true, it looks like some welcome news sneaked out early.

Watari Wataru's romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hachiman Hikigaya with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer "service club," which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukino Yukinoshita.


“Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji” Manga Gets Anime Adaptation

According to the upcoming May issue of Bessatsu Margaret, Ayuko Hatta’s shoujo manga Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji is getting an anime adaptation.

The cast of the anime remains the same as the earlier drama CD. Kanae Itō will play Erika Shinohara, while Takahiro Sakurai will play Kyouya Sata. Other cast members:

Ai Kayano as Ayumi Santa
Mariya Ise as Marin Tachibana
Mikako Komatsu as Aki Tezuka
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yoshito Kimura
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Nozomi Kamiya
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Takeru Hibiya
Ayumu Murase as Yuu Kusakabe

The manga was launched in Bessatsu Margaret in 2011 and has inspired a novel and a drama CD.

The story centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyouya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika's weakness and treats her like his dog.


Ao Haru Ride Live-Action Movie Main Cast Revealed

The upcoming live-action movie adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Ao Haru Ride manga reveals its main cast today. The heroine Futaba Yoshioka will be played by Tsubasa Honda, a 21-year-old actress/fashion model. And Futaba’s first love Kou Mabuchi will be played by Masahiro Higashide.

and other cast members:

(from left to right)
Yua Shinkawa as Shuko Murao
Ryo Yoshizawa as Aya Kominato
Izumi Fujimoto as Yuuri makita,
Yu Koyanagi as Yoichi Tanaka

The movie is directed by Takahiro Miki(Solanin, Hidamari no Kanojo, We Were There), with script by Tomoko Yoshida (Gaku, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru). It will premiere on December 2014 in Japan.

The story revolves around Futaba Yoshioka, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kou Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kou again, this time under the name of Kou Mabuchi.

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Mashima Hiro To Launch Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine

Mashima Hiro, the author of Fairy Tail, has made a few announcements that brand new Monthly Fairy Tail magazine will launch. The magazine will cost 2,980 yen about 30 USD, and will include a DVD containing four episodes of the Fairy Tail anime.

He will launch a new serious, tentatively titled Fairy Tail Zero. The story will revolve around the secret origin of the wild and wacky Fairy Tail guild. He also tweeted this image featuring Mavis.

As he will be doing both Fairy Tail and Fairy Tail Zero at the same time, Mashima admitted that he is gonna be in hell with all the work that he will be doing.

This new Magazine will also feature other spin-off mangas by other creators, including one about FT’s nudist ice mage, Gray. He has not yet announced when the new magazine will be released.


Iron Knight Manga Ending

Tomohiro Yagi’s Iron Knight manga is ending, with the final chapter published in the 18th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. And new original contents will be included in 3rd volume of Tomohiro Yagi's manga.

Iron Knight is a manga series written and illustrated by Tomohiro Yagi and first published on December 5, 2013.

The story revolves around a young boy with a strong sense of justice named Teppei (a pun on the words "iron soldier") and his father is a police officer. Teppei lives a fairly normal life. However, one day, his normal life is destroyed when monsters turn his town into a place of ruin. In addition, for some reason, the sudden change has also caused Teppei's body to transform into an iron demon…


The World God Only Knows to Complete In Next Volume

It was announced that  Wakaki Tamik's The World God Only Knows manga,will end in the next volume, by the wraparound jacket band on the 25th volume.

This story described Keima Katsuragi, a second-year high school student, is an avid bishōjo game player.He is known for his legendary skills to be able to "conquer" any 2D girl in games.But when he received a mysterious email,Keima finds hismself chasing down real-life ladies in an attempt to help the peppy demon Elsie de Lute Irma capture "lost souls" escaped from the depths of hell.Keima must persuade many girls to love him to scare out the souls which are hiding in their hearts.

Crunchyroll, and Sentai Filmworks has already released the first two seasons on home video in North America based on this manga.Several sequel and spin-off OVAs are also inspired by this serious.

New "Durarara!!" TV Anime Announced

It’s been announced at Dengeki Game Festival 2014 on Sunday that A new Durarara!! TV anime has been green-lit for production, with the original cast and main staff of the first season!

Takahiro Omori will return to direct the new series, with scripts by Noboru Takagi, character designs by Takaharu Kishida and music composition by Makoto Yoshimori. But the new anime will be produced by studio Shuka, not Brains Base, the anime studio that produced the first series.

The story of the new series will be adapting the second arc of Ryohgo Narita’s light novel series Durarara!! which takes place a half year after the first series at Tokyo's Ikebukuro neighborhood.


K Anime Movie’s Title Confirmed

The official website for the upcoming K movie revealed on Tuesday that the film is titled “K - Missing Kings”. The site also releases a new official key visual, which notes “Bonds, once again."

The movie is set to premiere on July 12 in Japanese theaters, which is a follow-up of GoHands' 2012 anime series K. Angela will sing the theme song for the movie. There are no more details about the staff and cast so far.


"Kiwaguro no Brynhildr" Anime Commercial Streamed

The new commercial for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of sci-fi manga Kiwaguro no Brynhildr (Gokukoku no Brynhildr/Brynhildr in the Darkness) is released today.

Kiwaguro no Brynhildr is a sci-fi manga written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto (Elfen Lied). The manga began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump in January 2012. Its anime adaptation is scheduled to be premiere on Tokyo MX, Yomiuri TV, BS11, and other Japanese stations in April 2014.

The anime is directed by Kenichi Imaizumi (Reborn!, Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2) and produced by ARMS (Elfen Lied, Queen's Blade,Wanna be the Strongest in the World).

The story follows high school boy Ryōta Murakami, who cannot forget his female childhood friend whom he let die in an accident. Feeling that he must fulfill their promise of proving the existence of aliens, he has continuously looked up at the sky as a member of the astronomy club. One day, a girl named Neko Kuroha who looks exactly like his childhood friend appears as a transfer student. It turns out that she is a magic-user that has run away from a research lab.


Ryota Ousaka as Ryota Murakami
Risa Taneda as Neko Kuroha
Aya Suzaki as Kana Tachibana
M.A.O as Kazumi Schlieren-Sauer
Asuza Tadokoro as Kotori Takatori


Director: Kenichi Imaizumi
Script: Yukinori Kitajima (Hamatora)
Character designer/animation director: Hiroaki Karasu (Maoyu)
Animation Production: ARMS


18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Nominees Announced!

Twenty manga titles have been nominated for the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize “Reader Prize”, The Asahi Shimbun paper announced on Tuesday.

“Reader Prize” is created this year by Asahi Shimbun as a special event. Asahi Shimbun Digital members can vote for their favorite manga online. The voting period will end on March 14. The Osamu Tezuka official website and Asahi Shimbun will publish the results in late March. 

The Nominees Include (Random Order):

1. Manga: I
Author: Mikio Igarashi
Press: Shogakukan

2. Manga: Ajin
Author: Gamon Sakurai
Press: Kodansa 

3. Manga: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Author: Matsui Yusei
Press: Shueisha

4. Manga: Innocent
Author: Sakamoto Shinichi
Press: Shueisha

5. Manga: Uchuu Kyoudai
Author: Koyama Chuuya
Press: Kodansha

6. Manga: Area 51
Author: Hisa Masato
Press: Shinchosha

7. Manga: Ore Monogatari!!
Kawahara Kazune /Aruko
Press: Shueisha

8. Manga: Silver Spoon
Author: Arakawa Hiromu
Press: Shogakukan

9. Manga: Koe no Kitachi
Author: Ooima Yoshitoki
Press: Kodansha

10. Manga: Golgo 13
Author:Saito Takao & Kazuo Koile
Press: LEED

11. Manga: Sayonara, Tama-chan
Author: Kazuyoshi Takeda
Press: Kodansha

12. Manga: Sangatsu No Lion
Author: Umino Chika
Press: Hakusensha

13. Manga: Shissou Nikki 2 Aruchu Byoto
Author: Azuma Hideo 
Press: East Press

14. Manga: Juuhan Shuttai!  
Author: Matsuda Naoko
Press: Shogakukan

15. Manga: Seto Utsumi 
Author: Kazuya Konomoto
Press: Akita Shoten

16. Manga: Chaser
Author: Jokura Koji
Press: Shogakukan

17. Manga: Hitsuji no Ki
Author: Tasuhiko Yamagami / Artist: Mikio Igarashi
Press: Kodansha

18. Manga: Beshari-Gurashi
Author: Morita Masanori
Press: Shueisha

19. Manga: Boku dake ga Inai Machi 
Author: Sanbe Kei
Press: Kadokawa

20. Manga: Yowamushi Pedal
Author: Watanabe Wataru
Press: Akita Shoten

The Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize is a yearly manga prize awarded to manga artists or their works that follow the Osamu Tezuka manga approach founded and sponsored by Asahi Shimbun. The prize has been awarded since 1997, in TokyoJapan. The Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize includes The Grand Prize, Creative Prize, Short story Prize and Special Prize. 

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