Manga 'Koi to Uso' Gets TV Anime for Summer 2017

It was announced that Musawo's manga from Manga Box's Koi to Uso will get a TV anime adaptation for Summer 2017. The anime will be directed by Seiki Takuno (Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari) and produced by LIDENFILMS.

Lies are forbidden and love is doubly forbidden. In the near future, when young people in Japan turn sixteen, they are assigned a marriage partner by the government. People don't have to go through the trouble of looking for someone, and everyone accepts that the country will find a compatible partner to make them happy. Yukari Nejima is fifteen years old. He lives in a small corner of the country, and just can't seem to get ahead in life. Both academically and athletically, he's below average. But within him, he hides a heart burning with passion! In this world in which love is forbidden, what will happen to him when he falls in love? (Source: Manga Box)

Koi to Uso is simultaneously published in Japanese, Chinese, and English (as Love and Lies) on DeNA's Manga Box app since August 10, 2014. Kodansha Comics USA has licensed the series in print and will release the first volume on August 22, 2017.


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Source: Moca News

Japan's Weekly Blu-ray and DVD Rankings for Feb 13 - 19

Here are the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings for February 13 -19

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

*1. 5,484 *5,484 Hibike! Euphonium 2 Vol.3
*2. 4,660 28,597 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Legend Star Vol.2
*3. 1,343 *1,343 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! Love! Vol.6
*4. *,943 **,943 Magic-Kyun! Renaissance Vol.3
*5. *,831 **,831 Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan Vol.3
*6. *,585 32,036 Love Live! Sunshine!! Vol.5 Special Limited Edition
*7. *,582 43,852 Yuri!!! on Ice Vol.2
*8. *,458 48,983 Yuri!!! on Ice Vol.1
*9. *,367 **,367 Days Vol.5 Limited Edition
10. *,278 *6,171 Sword Art Online Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition

11. *,267 *3,603 Gintama' Blu-ray BOX Vol.2 Limited Edition
12. *,249 **,249 Super Sonico The Animation Super Blu-ray BOX
13. *,208 13,559 Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai Vol.3 Limited Edition
(cut-off 208)

*1. 2,484 14,138 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Legend Star Vol.2
*2. 1,708 *1,708 Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! Love! Vol.6
*3. *,484 24,603 One Piece Film: Gold Standard Edition
*4. *,482 **,482 Magic-Kyun! Renaissance Vol.3
*5. *,455 88,779 Tonari no Totoro
*6. *,443 **,443 Days Vol.5 Limited Edition
*7. *,441 **,441 Hibike! Euphonium 2 Vol.3
*8. *,371 19,161 Yuri!!! on Ice Vol.2
*9. *,270 **,270 Mahoutsukai Precure! vol.9
10. *,266 **,266 Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan Vol.3

11. *,252 **,252 Mahoutsukai Precure! vol.10
12. *,247 22,012 Yuri!!! on Ice Vol.1
13. *,242 30,198 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
14. *,233 *8,354 Sore Ike! Anpanman: Omocha no Hoshi no Nanda to Runda
15. *,212 39,892 Majo no Takkyuubin
16. *,200 *4,079 Doraemon Movie 33: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum Super Price Edition
17. *,161 19,371 One Piece Film: Gold Golden Limited Edition
18. *,152 *2,047 Meitantei Conan Part 25 Vol.1
19. *,136 27,626 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
20. *,134 *1,138 Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi Vol.3 Limited Edition
(cut-off 134)

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

'Berserk (2017)' New Cast Members Announced

The official website for Berserk (2017) has announced new cast members for the anime, as well as the theme songs. The anime is slated to air in Spring 2017 on the Animeism time slot of MBS in addition to WOWOW and more.

Ibarera: Satomi Arai (Pop in Q)
Flora: Sumi Shimamoto (Detective Conan)
Sonya: Yoshino Nanjo (Joshiraku)

Opening theme song performance: "Sacrifice" by 9mm Parabellum Bullet
Ending theme song performance: "Issai wa Monogatari" by Yoshino Nanjo feat. Nagi Yanagi

Cast members Hiroaki IwanagaYoko HikasaKazuyuki Okitsu, and Hiro Shimono will attend an event on April 2. Theme song artists 9mm Parabellum Bullet and Nagi Yanagi are also scheduled to perform along with inserted song artist Susumu Hirasawa.

Source: Moca News

TV Anime 'Nobunaga no Shinobi' Gets Second Season for Spring 2017

The fifth issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal has announced that Naoki Shigeno's 4-koma manga Nobunaga no Shinobi will receive a second season. It is slated to begin its broadcast in Spring 2017.

Nobunaga no Shinobi began its serialization in Young Animal in June 2008 and currently has ten compiled volumes in print, with the 11th volume releasing on February 28. The first TV anime is being produced by TMS Entertainment and began its broadcast in Fall 2016. It is currently airing with 21 episodes so far. A five-minute "episode 0" was streamed online in March 2016. Crunchyroll is currently simulcasting the anime worldwide, excluding Asia.

Source: Scan via Earlbox


Queen’s Blade Unlimited Announced

A new anime has been announced for the legendarily sexy Queen’s Blade series entitled “Queen’s Blade Unlimited”, certain to answer the prayers of the many who believed the franchise had been neglected and forgotten.
Queen’s Blade Unlimited, which will be a new mixed-media project, has not only an anime in the works but a brand new figure line to accompany it, with the creators apparently possessing a great deal of confidence in their franchise – or are just certain that Queen’s Blade’s sex appeal will secure a wealth of sales…
The news came by way of the official Queen’s Blade website, which also mentioned that the franchise’s beloved women will be getting a redesign, a decision that will no doubt enrage those who had loved their original looks – though most are likely happy that the sexy warrior maiden anime is returning at all.
There has been no confirmed air date for the Queen’s Blade Unlimited anime at this point in time.


Cellphone Game 'The iDOLM@STER SideM' Gets Anime Adaptation

It was announced at The iDOLM@STER SideM 2nd STAGE ~ORIGIN@L STARS~ event, which was held today at the Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Chiba, Japan, that the cellphone game The iDOLM@STER SideM will receive an anime adaptation. An official website for the anime also opened revealing a teaser visual and a promotional video. More information, including the anime's production staff and a new visual, will be announced on the "315 Day," which is named after "315 Production" on March 15 via a Nico Nico Live Broadcast Event. Shuugo Nakamura, who voices Teru Tendou, and Yuuma Uchida, who voices Kaoru Sakuraba, along with other special guests will be at the said event.

The iDOLM@STER SideM is the male counterpart of The iDOLM@STER series. It centers around the idol recruitment of 315 Production. The idols are divided into three categories, namely the Physical, Intelligent, and Mental Idols, as well as 15 idol units.


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'Renai Boukun' Staff and Main Cast Members Announced

The official website for the Renai Boukun TV anime has announced staff and main cast members for the upcoming anime, along with new key visual. It is slated to broadcast in Spring 2017 via TV Tokyo, BS Japan, and more.

Guri: Yoshino Aoyama (Wake Up, Girls!)
Seiji Aino: Kensho Ono (Kuroko no Basket)
Akane Hiyama: Manami Numakura (Fuuka)
Yuzu Kichougasaki: Yuki Nagano
Shikimi Shiramine: Yumi Hara (Overlord)

Director: Atsushi Nigorikawa (Anitore! XX)
Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi (Ore Monogatari!!)
Character Design: Mariko Itou (Log Horizon)
Key Animation Director: Miyako Yatsu, Junichi Kitamura (Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou)
Music: MONACA (Working!!)
Studio: EMT²

Source: Moca News