Weekly News Update: August 16-22, 2015

  • New VA cast members revealed for anime Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji.
  • Anime adaptation of otome game Norn9: Norn + Nonette reveals staff and cast members.
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 (PC, PS Vita, Android, iOS) to be released for PS4 platform in 2016.
  • Visual novel Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (PS Vita) will get an anime adaptation.
  • Square Enix’s Dive In streaming service will end on September 13, 2015.
  • A smartphone game is in the making for the manga seriesNoragami titled Noragami ~Kami to Enishi~. It is slated for a fall release.
  • Release date for PC horror game Iwahime, written by Ryukishi07 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), is on November 27, 2015.
  • 28th Animator Expo Short will be Endless Night directed by Sayo Yamamoto (Michiko to HatchinLupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine).
  • The lineup for the 3rd season of Japan Animator Expo is updated.
  • Studio 4°C to offer Mind Game and Genius Party in the US.
  • Boys Over Flowers musical reveals cast members. The play will open on January 2016.
  • ufotable to air another extra episode of God Eater on August 23, 2015 instead of episode 6.
  • G Fantasy magazine’s August 18, 2015 issue adds an extra edition for Kuroshitsuji featuring the top 6 characters in a popularity vote.
  • Shingeki no Kyojin WALL OSAKA exhibition will be held at Grand Front Osaka (North Building) from September 11, 2015 to October 18, 2015.
  • Kami-sama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama reveals staff and cast members. The series premiere’s on October 1, 2015.
  • Mizushima Hiro (Kuroshitusji, BeckAbsolute Boyfriend) will guest star on HBO series Girls‘ 5th season next year.
  • AnoHana live-action adaptation reveals the adult cast with their young counterparts. The special episode will air on September 21, 2015.
  • Beginning August 20, 2015 to August 23, 2015, Nico Nico Live will stream up to 13 episodes of Majestic Prince.
  • Terra Formars volume 14 confirms sequel for the anime series.
  • Ashley Wood (Metal Gear Solid, Halo 3) guest artist’s on Ultra Jump‘s September 2015 issue, illustrating Karasuma Tasuku‘s No Guns Life.
  • Project X Zone 2 reveals reappearance of character Saya. Game’s roster is updated.
  • Monthly COMIC Liu commemorates their 100th issue (released on August 18, 2015) by giving out 100 t-shirts with either of the designs included in the issue. If a shirt is wanted, the deadline for the application is on September 18, 2015.
  • Super Danganronpa 2 ~Sayonara Zetsubo Gakuen~ stage play reveals new visuals.
  • Hana to Yume magazine reveals new musical for Kamisama Kiss as well as an OAD. The musical will run from January 15, 2016 to January 21, 2016. The OADs will be bundled with volume 23-24th limited editions.
  • Alice in Borderland spinoff, Alice on Borderroad, began serialization at Monthly Sunday GX’s September issue.
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment announces that Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4, PS Vita) is in the works.
  • Nitroplus Blasters Heroines Infinite Duel (PS3/4) adds Gakkou Gurashi!‘s Takeya Yuki as a partner character.
  • Digimon World -Next 0rder- (PS Vita) will introduce its female protagonist on V Jump magazine’s October issue.
  • Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Yokohama Sōran-hen ends on G Fantasy’s October issue.
  • Garaku.mag magazine’s 9th issue will be its last issue before it ceases its publication.
  • Yo-Kai Watch anime series will premiere in Disney XD this fall.
  • Manga series Bungō Stray Dogs will get an anime adaptation by Studio BONES.
  • The cast for the Touken Ranbu musical play has been revealed. The musical will run from October 30, 2015 to November 8, 2015.
  • Anime adaptation of the light novel series Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja nai to Omotta?‘s cast has been revealed.
  • Aikatsu! gets a new film in the summer of 2016.
  • The first novel volume of Itachi Shinden will ship out on September 4, 2015, while the second volume on October 2, 2015.
  • Manga series Itsuka Tiffany de Chōshoku o‘s drama adaptation will premiere this fall.
  • Kuroshitsuji‘s musical play Kuroshitsuji -Chi ni Moeru Licorice- gets to run in three cities in China—Shanghai from December 11-13, 2015, Beijing from December 18-20, 2015, and Shenzhen from December 25-27, 2015.
  • One Piece gets a new anime film this summer 2016.
  • Online game Touken Ranbu will get a manga anthology, called Tōken Ranbu Gakuen, beginning August 28, 2015.
  • Manga series Itazura no Kiss gets a film adaptation, calledItazura na Kiss the Movie ~High School-Hen~, for a fall 2016 release.
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