Crunchyroll Announces Foreign Language Dubs

Crunchyroll has announced that the site will add foreign language dubs for the following anime on January 15, 2019:

  • KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!! – English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • In Another World With My Smartphone – German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
  • Interviews with Monster Girls – Spanish and Portuguese
  • Joker Game – Spanish, French, and Portuguese
  • Orange – Spanish, French, and Portuguese
  • Recovery of an MMO Junkie – Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride – German, Spanish, and Portuguese

All of the dubs are exclusive to Crunchyroll.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Adds Eight More English-Dubbed Anime Titles

Crunchyroll has announced that the following anime titles are now available with English dubs on the website. The shows are also available with subtitles:

  • 91 Days
  • Classroom of the Elite
  • The Morose Mononokean
  • Nanbaka
  • Orange
  • ReLIFE
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil
  • URAHARA

The titles are part of the previously announced list of nearly 50 English-dubbed anime titles Crunchyroll plans to add to the service “soon.”

Source: ANN

Eisner Awards Nominees Announced

The 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards panel of judges has announced its nominees for the best works in the comic book. Five manga titles are vying for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award:

  • Goodnight Punpun Volumes 1-4 by Inio Asano
  • Orange The Complete Collection Volumes 1-2 by Ichigo Takano
  • The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions
  • Princess Jellyfish Volumes 1-3 by Akiko Higashimuira
  • Wandering Island Volume 1 by Kenji Tsuruta

Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is also nominated for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award. The comic, originally published in Singapore, also received nominations for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/Artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design. It received more nominations this year than any other title.

In addition, VIZ Media’s publication of Takeshi Obata’s blanc et noir: Takeshi Obata illustrations art book received a nomination in the Best Comics-Related Book category.

Manga creator Rumiko Takahashi has again been nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame this year. She was also nominated last year but did not receive the award.

Source: ANN

Orange Manga to Get New Chapter in May 2017

The June 2017 issue of Futabasha’s Monthly Action magazine has revealed on that Ichigo Takano’s Orange manga will get a new chapter in the next issue on May 25, 2017.

Takano launched the original shōjo manga in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012 and moved it to Monthly Action in 2013. The manga ended in August 2015, and Futabasha published the fifth and final compiled book volume in November 2015.

Seven Seas Entertainment published the original manga in North America as two omnibus volumes.

Source: ANN

Orange Manga Among YALSA’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) released its 2017 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. 14 of the 104 titles on the list are manga, and Ichigo Takano’s Orange ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels for the year.

The 14 manga included on the list are:

  • Orange GN 1 by Ichigo Takano
  • Nichijou GN 1 by Keiichi Arawi
  • Haikyu!! GN 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  • Devil’s Line GN 1 by Ryo Hanada
  • Behind the Scenes!! GN 1 by Bisco Hatori
  • Horimiya GN 1-2 by HERO and Daisuke Hagiwara
  • Princess Jellyfish GN 1 by Akiko Higashimura
  • Tokyo Ghoul GN 3, 6, 7-9 by Sui Ishida
  • School-Live! GN 1-3 by Norimitsu Kaihō and Sadoru Chiba
  • Yona of the Dawn GN 1 by Mizuho Kusanagi
  • That Wolf-Boy Is Mine! GN 1 by Yōko Nogiri
  • A Silent Voice GN 4-7 by Yoshitoki Ōima
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun GN 1 by Izumi Tsubaki
  • Yowamushi Pedal GN 1 by Wataru Watanabe

Source: ANN

Tokyo Ghoul Is Best-Selling Manga For June 2016

Nielsen BookScan has announced the top twenty selling graphic novels for June 2016, and seven manga titles made it onto the list:

  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 7 by Sui Ishida (#2)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#5)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 by Sui Ishida (#9)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE (#12)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida (#15)
  • Orange: The Complete Collection Volume 2 by Ichigo Takano (#19)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 6 by ONE (#20)

Source: The Fandom Post

Another Cast Announcement for the Orange Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Orange manga:

  • Seiichirō Yamashita is Kakeru Naruse
  • Makoto Furukawa is Hiroto Suwa
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu is Saku Hagita

Hiroshi Hamasaki is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment and Telecom Animation Film, and Yuuko Kakihara is writing the scripts. Nobuteru Yuki is designing the characters. Yukio Nagasaki is serving as the sound director, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music.

Orange is scheduled to premiere in Japan in July 2016.

Source: ANN

Main Female Cast Announced for the Orange Anime

The main female cast has been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Orange manga:

  • Kana Hanazawa is Naho Takamiya
  • Natsumi Takamori is Azusa Murasaka
  • Rika Kinugawa is Takako Chino

Hiroshi Hamasaki is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment and Telecom Animation Film, and Yuuko Kakihara is writing the scripts. Nobuteru Yuki is designing the characters. Yukio Nagasaki will serve as the sound director, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi will compose the music.

Orange is scheduled to premiere in Japan in Summer 2016.

Source: ANN

Orange Manga Is Getting a Spin-off

It’s been reported that a spin-off of Ichigo Takano’s Orange manga will begin in the May 2016 of issue Monthly Action on March 25, 2016. A special edition Orange one-shot manga ran in the magazine’s April 2016 issue.

Takano began the shōjo manga in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012, but moved it to Futabasha’s seinen magazine Monthly Action in 2013. Takano ended the manga in the October 2015 issue of Monthly Action on August 25, 2015.

Source: ANN