The first 2019 issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine has announced that Takeshi Nogami will launch the TV Anime Sōsaku Hika ~Tezuka Osamu to Anime o Tsukutta Wakamono-tachi~ (The Untold Story of the Creation of TV Anime: Osamu Tezuka and the Young People Who Created Anime) manga based on Masaru Miyazaki’s original work in the eighth 2019 issue on January 24, 2019.
The non-fiction manga will tell the story of how Osamu Tezuka and a team of “reckless young people” took on the challenge of producing the first weekly television anime. Tezuka himself helmed the production of the 1963 Astro Boy anime at his Mushi Production studio, and it became Japan’s first half-hour animated series. The show pioneered animation techniques and production methods that gave rise to the earliest aesthetics and styles of television anime.
Sayaka Mogi announced in the January 2019 issue of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine that she will self-publish the rest of her Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice (Akazukin no Ōkami Deshi) manga. She will reveal more information on her Twitter account in the future.
The same issue published the end of the “first part” of the manga. Mogi launched the manga in the magazine in September 2017. Kodansha published the manga’s second volume on July 9, 2018, and will publish the third volume on February 8, 2018. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English digitally.
The 28th chapter of Yagura Asano’s Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume (Scorching Ping Pong Girls) manga has announced that the manga will end on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump web magazine in the next chapter on February 1, 2019. Asano added on Twitter that the next compiled book volume will ship in Japan in March 2019.
Asano is uncertain about finding another venue to immediately continue drawing or starting a new work entirely, but vowed not to give up.
More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the The Rising of The Shield Hero light novel series:
- Sarah Emi Bridcutt is Myne
- Yutaka Nakano is Aultcray Melromarc XXXII
- Hiroki Yasumoto is Elhart
Takao Abo (Norn9) is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus. Keigo Koyanagi is in charge of series composition. Masahiro Suwa is adapting Minami Seira’s original character designs for animation. Kevin Penkin is composing the music.
The Rising of The Shield Hero will premiere with a two-hour special on January 9, 2019. The series will run for two consecutive cours.
Ellation’s VRV bundle streaming service has confirmed that the full library for the HIDIVE streaming service is now available on VRV.
The content includes current simulcast series such as Bloom Into You (English dub), Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School, The Girl in Twilight, and Release the Spyce (English dub).
VRV started adding HIDIVE’s content on November 3, 2018, and had originally planned to add all the content from HIDIVE onto the service by the end of November 2018.
Seven more cast members have been announced for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime:
- Shinshū Fuji is Risotto Nero
- Jun Fukushima is Formaggio
- Ken Narita is Illuso
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki is Prosciutto
- Subaru Kimura is Pesci
- Junji Majima is Melone
- Nobuhiko Okamoto is Ghiaccio
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind premiered in Japan on October 5, 2018, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. VIZ Media has licensed the anime.
Netflix’s sci-fi focused Twitter account has announced that the new Ghost in the Shell anime is titled Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. The anime will premiere on Netflix in 2020.
Kodansha and Production I.G announced a new anime based on Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell manga in April 2017. Production I.G. USA president Maki Terashima-Furuta had previously stated during an interview that the anime would have two 12-episode seasons, with Kenji Kamiyama directing one of the seasons, and Shinji Aramaki directing the other.