Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc Manga Goes on Hiatus

Japanese publisher Shueisha has announced that Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin manga is going on hiatus, due to Watsuki being charged for possession of child pornography. For more details on this, please read Anime News Network’s article.

The manga will not run in Shueisha’s Jump SQ. Magazine as of the January 2018 issue, which will ship on December 4, 2017. Shueisha commented that it is taking this news seriously, and that Watsuki expresses deep regret. The publisher added that it has not decided what to do with Watsuki’s manga volumes already in print, because the matter is still under discussion.

Watsuki first launched his 28-volume Rurouni Kenshin manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1994. The manga has more than 60 million copies in print.

Most recently, Watsuki and his novelist wife/story collaborator Kaoru Kurosaki launched the Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc (Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Hokkaido-hen) in Shueisha’s Jump SQ. magazine in September 2017.

Source: ANN

Kadokawa’s Nyantype Magazine Ceases Publication

The official website for Kadokawa’s Nyantype magazine has announced that the magazine will cease publication after the January 2018 issue on November 30, 2017. However, the staff are having discussions on continuing the “Nyantype” brand name with mooks (magazine/books) and special edition magazines.

The magazine launched in 2008 as a spin-off of Newtype magazine with a focus on bishōjo (pretty girl) characters. The magazine includes pinups and features, and was serializing Humikane Shimada and Nanateru’s World Witches: Contrail of Witches manga. The manga is also running online.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces New Publishing Acquisitions Set for Release in Summer 2018

VIZ Media announced new publishing acquisitions during its official panel held at Anime NYC.

The manga titles announced are scheduled for release beginning in Summer 2018 and include My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, an edgy spin-off set in the world of the hit Shonen Jump series My Hero Academia. Also announced was the tender LGBT coming-of-age drama, That Blue Sky Feeling.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES
Rated “T” for Teens · Debuts Summer 2018

In a superpowered society, there is nothing ordinary about evil anymore. Heroes, trained and licensed to protect and defend the public against supervillains, stand above all the rest. However, not everyone can be an official hero, and there are those who would use their powers to serve the people without legal sanction. But do they fight for justice in the shadows or for reasons known only to themselves? Whatever they fight for, they are called vigilantes.

THAT BLUE SKY FEELING
Rated “T” for Teens · Debuts Summer 2018

Outgoing high school student Noshiro finds himself drawn to Sanada, the school outcast, who is rumored to be gay. Rather than deter Noshiro, the rumor makes him even more determined to get close to Sanada, setting in motion a tale of first love.

Cast Announcement for the Devils’ Line Anime

A cast announcement has been made for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Devils’ Line manga:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is Yūki Anzai
  • Yui Ishikawa is Tsukasa Taira
  • Ryohei Kimura is Hans Lee
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya is Takashi Sawazaki
  • Miyuki Sawashiro is Juliana Lloyd
  • Takahiro Sakurai is Kirio Kikuhara
  • Hiroshi Kamiya is Takeshi Makimura

Source: ANN

Staff And Cast Announced for Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation

The official website for Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation, the television anime adaptation of Takara Tomy’s Shinkalion toy line, has revealed the anime’s staff and cast.

Takahiro Ikezoe is directing the anime at OLM. Ajia-do is credited for animation cooperation. Kento Shimoyama is in charge of series composition. Yuka Aono is designing the characters, and Keita Hattori is in charge of mechanical design. Toshiyuki Watanabe is composing the music, and Masafumi Mima is the sound director. SMDE is credited for CG animation.

The cast includes:

  • Ayane Sakura is Hayato Hayasugi
  • Manami Numakura is Akita Oga
  • Rie Murakawa is Tsuranuki Daimonyama

Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in 2018.

Source: ANN

New Cast Member Announced for the Second Season of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

This year’s 51st issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Eri Kitamura will voice Mikoto Aiura in the second season of the television anime of Shūichi Asō’s The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. manga.

The second season will feature a returning cast, and is scheduled to premiere in Japan in January 2018.

Source: ANN