Say “I Love You”. Manga to End Serialization

The August 2017 issue of Kodansha’s Dessert magazine has revealed that Kanae Hazuki’s Say “I love you”. manga will end in the magazine’s September 2017 issue on July 24, 2017. The September 2017 issue will feature the manga on the cover, and the final chapter will include an opening color page.

Hazuki launched the manga in 2008 in Dessert, and as of October 2016 the series had almost 7.2 million copies in print in Japan. The manga was nominated for Kodansha’s 40th annual Manga Awards last year. Kodansha Comics released the manga’s 17th volume in English on February 7, 2017.

Source: ANN

School-Live! Manga to Go on Hiatus

The August 2017 issue of Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine has revealed that Norimitsu Kaihō and Sadoru Chiba’s School-Live! (Gakkō Gurashi!) manga is going on hiatus starting with the magazine’s September 2017 issue. The manga is planned to return before the end of the year.

Kaihō and Chiba launched the manga in Manga Time Kirara Forward in 2012, and Houbunsha published the manga’s ninth compiled volume in Japan on March 11, 2017.

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Crunchyroll Adds Hina Logic: From Luck & Logic to Its Summer 2017 Lineup

Crunchyroll has announced that it is streaming the Hina Logic: From Luck & Logic anime adaptation of Bushiroad’s Luck & Logic card game. Crunchyroll premiered the first episode at 12:00 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2017. The series is available for members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, and Latin America.

While the anime will premiere on television in Japan on July 1, 2017, the anime premiered online in Japan at 12:00 p.m. JST on June 24, 2017 on Bandai Channel, d Anime Store, Hikari TV, U-NEXT, and Anime Hōdai. The anime will have 12 episodes.

Doga Kobo is animating the series. Hiroaki Akagi is directing the series, and Yukie Sugawara is handling the series composition. The anime features original character designs by Yū Akinashi, Mari Shimazaki, Ariko, and Kana Kuramoto. Kyōko Nagata is credited with the original animation character plans, and Satomi Kurita and Manabu Nii are the character designers. Ken Itō is composing the show’s music at Lantis.

TRUE performs the show’s opening theme song “Butterfly Effector,” and main voice cast members Madoka Asahina, Hibiku Yamamura, and Natsumi Takamori perform the ending theme song “Baby Bird ~Gakuen Logic~.”

Source: ANN

Four More Cast Members Announced for the Haikara-san ga Tōru Anime Films

Four more cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime film adaptations of the Haikara-san ga Tōru manga:

  • Takahiro Sakurai is Tōsei Aoe
  • Kazuya Nakai is Shingo Onijima
  • Yuuki Kaji is Ranmaru Fujieda
  • Asami Seto is Tamaki Kitakōji

The first film, titled Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Zenpen – Benio, Hana no 17-sai, will open in Japan on November 11, 2017. The second film is titled Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Kōhen – Tokyo Dai Roman. While both films were previously scheduled to open in 2017, the second film is now slated to open in 2018.

Kazuhiro Furuhashi is directing and writing the script, but only for the first film. Mitsuko Kase is directing the second film. Terumi Nishii is designing the characters. Michiru Oshima is composing the music. Nippon Animation is in charge of animation production.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Appoints Shu Nishimoto as President

Aniplex of America has announced that Shu Nishimoto was appointed the new company president on June 21, 2017. Nishimoto is replacing Hideki ‘Henry’ Goto, who will take on the role of Head of International Business Development at Aniplex in Tokyo.

Nishimoto joined Aniplex as Manager of Sales in 2009. In 2014, he joined Aniplex’s California-based subsidiary Aniplex of America as Vice President of Licensing in 2014. He worked on distribution deals with Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu.

Source: ANN

English Dub of Food Wars! to Premiere at Anime Expo

Sentai Filmworks has announced that the English dub of the Food Wars! anime will premiere at Anime Expo on June 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. PDT. Attendees of the screening will also receive an exclusive poster.

Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s manga Shokugeki no Sōma inspired two television anime series. The first anime season of Food Wars! aired for 24 episodes from May to September 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime adaptation as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America. Sentai Filmworks also licensed Food Wars! The Second Plate, the second anime season. The 13-episode series aired in July-September 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

A third season of the anime is premiering in Fall 2017.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 1-4, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. In addition, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30, 2017.

Source: ANN