Fans know how quickly things change in the anime world. There’s a lot of waiting to find stuff out and not knowing what will be translated into English, or even subtitled. We never know if we will get the chance to experience some of our favorite Japanese shows. When we finally get that news, though, we don’t forget it. That’s why we should take a moment to talk about the top 15 anime and manga announcements in 2015.
15. Universal Studios Will Host Nintendo-Themed Attractions
While this is not specifically anime related, we as anime fans can be hopeful. Universal Studios in Japan has hosted anime-themed attractions based on some of the most popular anime, including One Piece and Attack on Titan. This could mean big things for anime fans, and we may be able to see some awesome anime at some of our favorite amusement parks soon.
14. Heroic Legend of Arslan Gets New Video Game
A decently popular manga turned brand new anime is now being made into a video game. The third volume of the manga will be published in America later this month, and Funimation streams it as it airs in Japan. We’ll see if this anime offers a great video game option, and hopefully fans will be pleased.
13. Punch Line Anime Acquired by Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Films plans on releasing Punch Line, a popular anime that has been streaming with Crunchyroll since its premiere. It’s a comedic pleasure that fans are excited to see released. Warning, adult themed.
12. Sengoku Basara vs. Devil May Cry Stage Play
The first Devil May Cry stage adaptation is a crossover with Sengoku Basara. Hopefully American fans will get a chance to see a piece of the action.
11. Death Note Live Action TV Drama
Fans were a bit disappointed with the live action movie, but hopefully with the release of the live action TV show, Death Note fans, including myself, will have a pleasant surprise. Fan excitement brings this news to number 11 on our list of the top 15 anime and manga announcements for 2015.
10. Sinbad: The Flying Princess and the Mysterious Island
Big names in Japanese animation are coming together to celebrate Nippon Animation’s 40th anniversary by releasing a brand new take on a worldwide favorite. They are sure to offer something many will enjoy. Sinbad is set to be released in July.
9. Attack on Titan Movie
Though many fans were uncertain in the beginning, after the release of the Attack on Titan trailer earlier this year, fans are eager to experience Attack on Titan’s live action film. This makes it one of the top 15 stories in anime this year.
8. New Naruto Movie
Though tied to a favorite among many anime and manga lovers, the new Naruto movie will be focused on new characters and the adventures of Naruto’s son. This is why it didn’t make it higher on our list.
7. Shonen Jump Ending Manga
Sad news for many manga fans as Shonen Jump has decided to discontinue quite a few of their manga. Stay tuned to see if your favorites are on the list. The wait for fans is what makes this a top pick for anime news of 2015.
6. J-Stars Victory Vs Coming to North America
A game that offers crossovers of your favorite anime is soon coming to America and Europe this year. You’ll be able to play as some of your favorite characters through your favorite anime-verses.
5. All the Yu-Gi-Oh, All the Time
Its hard for me to pick just one thing happening with Yu-Gi-Oh since they’re doing a long celebration of their 20th anniversary heading into 2016. We can expect a remaster of Duel Masters, a new show, and so much more.
4. Funimation Acquisitions
Some fans were surprised by how many anime Funimation has acquired this spring season. That means a lot of new shows for fans. As a subscriber myself, I’m ready for some new shows I can binge on.
3. Digimon Adventure Tri.
A new Digimon adventure is coming out that serves as a direct sequel to the original 1999 show and celebrates the franchise’s 15th anniversary. Fans will sadly have to wait until November for this new 3D show.
2. New Naruto Chapters
Fans were devastated when they heard Naruto was ending. When the franchise rebuked and started releasing chapters again, fans were ecstatic. It’s definitely one of the top anime and manga news stories of 2015.
1. Dragon Ball: Super
For the first time in almost two decades, Dragon Ball is coming out with a new television series. Fans are incredibly excited to watch the new show coming out this July, following the new movies. There is no question that this is the top story in anime news for 2015.