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Our Japanese language reporter visits a manga shop in Spain, learns a lesson about manga fandom

October 26, 2019 / SoraNews24
The most popular manga at this Spanish manga mecca right now isn’t, in fact, Dragon Ball!

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Lapis Re:LiGHTs Project Gets Manga

posted on 2019-10-26 00:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Multimedia project about idols who use magic also has planned anime, smartphone game

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Recently, my sister is unusual.'s Mari Matsuzawa Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-10-26 00:19 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Five Brides of Miharashi Apartment harem manga launched on Saturday

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2 More Arcs of The Irregular at Magic High School Novels Get Manga Adaptations

posted on 2019-10-26 00:42 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2 manga to adapt volumes 16-19 of original novel series

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Masami Yuuki’s ‘Shinkurō, Hashiru!’ Manga Transfers Magazines

posted on 2019-10-26 00:58 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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Soreyuke! Isekai Cheat Magician Spinoff Manga Ends

posted on 2019-10-26 03:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
4-panel comedy manga launched in August 2018

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Aiura’s Chama Ends Inning! Baseball Manga

posted on 2019-10-26 04:29 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Comedy manga launched in October 2016

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Yū Shimizu’s Seiken Gakuin no Maken Tsukai Novels Get Manga

posted on 2019-10-26 05:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sword fantasy novels by Blade Dance of Elementalers author launched in May

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Nichijō o! Spinoff Manga Ends

posted on 2019-10-26 06:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Suzume Somemiya’s comedy spinoff series launched in September 2016

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Cider no Yō ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru Original Anime Film Gets Manga Adaptation

posted on 2019-10-26 07:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Upcoming film to commemorate 10th anniversary of Flying Dog

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Cells at Work! Manga Exhibit Tours You Through the Human Body

posted on 2019-10-26 19:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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SSSS.GRIDMAN Launches Two Manga Spin-Offs

October 26, 2019 6:07pm CDT
Monthly Comic Alive launches both series in their latest issue

Boys Be… Artist Hiroyuki Tamakoshi Launches Gundam UC: Shishi no Kikan Manga

posted on 2019-10-27 06:32 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga to center on character Riddhe Marcenas

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Mobile Suit Gundam MS Senki Reboot Manga Approaches Climax

posted on 2019-10-27 07:32 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series reboots 1984-85 manga MS Senki: Kidō Senshi Gundam 0079 Gaiden

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Haikyu!! Manga Enters Final Arc

posted on 2019-10-27 11:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Volleyball manga launched in 2011

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Toriko Chiya’s Clover trèfle Sequel Manga Ends in November

posted on 2019-10-27 11:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Office worker romance series launched in June 2012

My Hero Academia -Heroes: Rising- Film Listed With Novel Version in December

posted on 2019-10-28 05:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
My Hero Academia: School Briefs’ Anri Yoshi pens novel that launches on same day film opens in Japan

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Gundam Build Diver Rize Manga Launches in November

posted on 2019-10-28 07:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Gundam Build Divers Break team returns for new manga

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Latest Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs Chapter Has Creative Censoring (NSFW)

posted on 2019-10-28 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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The Fall 2019 Manga Guide

by Rebecca Silverman & Faye Hopper, Oct 28th 2019

Popin Q Anime Film Meets Crowdfunding Goal for New Novella

posted on 2019-10-29 00:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Novella will have 5 short stories set after film’s story

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GALS! Shōjo Manga Returns After 17 Years

posted on 2019-10-29 00:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mihona Fujii’s original 1998-2002 run inspired 2001 Super GALS! TV anime

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Nyanko-sensei ga Iku! Spinoff Manga Ends

posted on 2019-10-29 09:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
4-panel comedy spinoff of Natsume’s Book of Friends launched in November 2013

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Mei-chan no Shitsuji DX Manga Gets Spinoff in November

posted on 2019-10-29 10:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff manga is titled Mei-chan no Shitsuji Mayonaka no Shitsuji-tachi

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Silver Spoon Manga Enters Final Arc on November 6

posted on 2019-10-29 15:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Hiromu Arakawa’s manga went on hiatus in June 2018

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World Trigger Manga Takes 1-Month Break

posted on 2019-10-29 18:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Daisuke Ashihara’s series resumes on December 4

Sword Art Online: Progressive - Hōei no Barcarole Manga Ends

posted on 2019-10-30 12:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shiomi Miyoshi’s manga adaptation of SAO: Progressive novels’ 3rd volume launched in April 2018

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Amatsuki’s Shinobu Takayama Launches New Manga in December

posted on 2019-10-30 14:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Takayama’s Mikansei Saikorotonics manga also ended on Monday

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The Rose of Versailles Volume 1 To Be Released By Udon Entertainment

Oct 30th 2019
UDON ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES THE HARDCOVER RELEASE OF THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES VOLUME 1

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Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyu!! Manga Crosses 35 Million Copies Printed

October 30, 2019 10:10pm CDT
The story enters its final arc from this week

‘Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun’ Manga Gets Collaboration Spinoff Manga

posted on 2019-10-31 14:20 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Collaboration manga with “◯◯ no Shūyaku wa Wareware da!” game video group launches in January

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Pokémon Sun & Moon Manga Ends, Gets Sword & Shield Sequel

posted on 2019-10-31 16:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
15th part of Pocket Monsters Special/Pokémon Adventures launches in Japan on November 21

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Kaiji Kawaguchi, Shinji Makari’s Sagara Manga Resumes After 6 Month Hiatus

posted on 2019-10-31 20:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Manga went on hiatus on May 9, resumes November 7

Nyx no Lantern’s Kan Takahama Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-11-01 07:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
О̄gishima Saijiki launches on November 27

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Touhou Project Franchise Gets New Manga

posted on 2019-11-01 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
ZUN, artist Mizutaki launch Touhou Suichōka: Lotus Eater-tachi no Suisei manga on November 26

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Rina Yagami Launches New Manga in Sho-Comix Magazine

posted on 2019-11-01 08:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Kimi ni Oboreru Shinzō manga launches on November 15

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Medical Professor Discusses Plausibility of Detective Conan’s De-Aging Drug

posted on 2019-11-01 18:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
It may not actually be impossible, says professor Shigeomi Shimizu

Death Stranding Game Gets Novel in Japan

posted on 2019-11-02 04:02 EDT by Alex Mateo
Novel ships in 2 parts on November 28; Steelbook version launches on February 28

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ANN Review - Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 1

by Theron Martin, Nov 2nd 2019

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Digital Manga Tool Clip Studio Paint Distributes Free Software to 10,000 Texas Schools

posted on 2019-11-02 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Touken Ranbu Franchise Gets Serialized Anthology Manga Next Spring

posted on 2019-11-02 16:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anthology manga commemorates 8th anniversary of Monthly Hero’s magazine

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Website Hires “BL Sommeliers” To Help Pick Your Perfect Story

November 02, 2019 4:07pm CDT
Chil-Chil tests its experts for recommendations and future international promotions

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Doraemon’s 2020 Film Gets Shōjo Manga Adaptation by High School Artist

posted on 2019-11-02 18:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga launches in Ciao magazine on November 30

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Sol Press Licenses Chivalry of a Failed Knight Light Novel Series

posted on 2019-11-02 20:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company releases 1st 3 novel volumes in English on November 16

Penguindrum’s Isuzu Shibata Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-11-03 00:02 EDT / ANN
Manga adapts upcoming smartphone game about singing group that exorcists monsters

Izumi Tsubaki’s Oresama Teacher Manga Ends Serialization on February 5

posted on 2019-11-04 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media publishes shōjo manga in English

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Shin Ekiben Hitoritabi Train Food Gourmet Series Gets New Manga

posted on 2019-11-04 10:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launches on January 21

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ANN Review - Sword Art Online novel 17: Alicization Awakening

by Theron Martin, Nov 4th 2019

Kenji Saito’s ‘Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated!’ Manga Ends on December 6

posted on 2019-11-05 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Trinity Seven’s Saito, Parabora launched manga in 2017

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Silver Spoon Manga Ends in 4 Chapters

posted on 2019-11-05 10:04 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga resumed serialization after hiatus on Wednesday

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Youthful attraction at the heart of manga artist’s debut collection

8:03 pm, November 05, 2019 / The Japan News
‘Muchu sa, Kimi ni’ by Yama Wayama

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Bakuon!! Manga Gets Taiwan Spinoff

posted on 2019-11-05 15:46 EST by Alex Mateo
Bakuon!! Taiwan-hen manga launched on Tuesday

Osamu Akimoto’s Black Tiger Manga Moves to Regular Serialization

posted on 2019-11-06 01:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Kochikame creator launched in December 2017

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We Never Learn Manga Gets 2nd Novel on December 4

posted on 2019-11-06 01:32 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hamubne pens novel based on Taishi Tsutsui’s romantic comedy manga

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Silver Spoon Manga Author Explains The Reason for Long Hiatus

November 06, 2019 1:10am CST
She has already completed its last four chapters a long time ago

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New Sakura Wars Game Gets Novel on December 19

posted on 2019-11-06 09:14 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ayumu Mugi pens novel based on new game

Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Novels’ Kickstarter Ends With US$165,811

posted on 2019-11-07 01:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Campaign reached all stretch goals

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One Piece Manga Has 460 Million Copies in Print Worldwide

posted on 2019-11-07 02:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

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Re:CREATORS Manga Ends in 6th Volume

posted on 2019-11-07 07:51 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on original anime launched in April 2017

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Izumi Miyazono’s Ai ni Nante Oborenai Manga Ends in December

posted on 2019-11-07 10:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Everyone’s Getting Married manga creator launched manga in September 2018

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Celsys Sponsors the 13th Silent Manga Audition, ‘Together for Peace,’ Organized by Coamix in Collaboration with UNESCO

Nov 7th 2019

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See Exclusive Pages from Gou Tanabe’s At the Mountains of Madness Volume 2

November 07, 2019 4:00pm CST
Second volume launches on November 20

Kabi Nagata Pens New Autobiographical Manga About Her Hospitalization

posted on 2019-11-08 02:27 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness author tells story of her alcohol dependence

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Arata Primal: The New Primitive Manga Ends

posted on 2019-11-08 02:32 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Katsutoshi Murase launched manga on February 8 with English version in MANGA Plus

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Cobra Gets New ‘Cobra: Over the Rainbow’ Manga

posted on 2019-11-08 02:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Buichi Terasawa draws new installment in classic manga series

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Manga Plus Adds The Vertical World, ‘East, Into the Night’ Manga

posted on 2019-11-08 02:51 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Vertical World debuted in Japan on January 10, ‘East, Into the Night’ on October 31

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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Manga Enters ‘Final Season’

posted on 2019-11-08 03:54 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga launched in 2011, adapts Hinowa Kōzuki’s light novel series

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Dark Horse Comics Promotes Vanessa Todd-Holmes to Vice President of Production and Scheduling

Nov 8th 2019

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1st Doraemon Manga Volume in 23 Years Features 6 Versions of 1st Chapter

posted on 2019-11-08 11:24 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Release marks 50th anniversary of series’ debut

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Shueisha Says Female Jump Editors Need to ‘Understand the Hearts of Boys’

posted on 2019-11-08 15:10 EST by Kim Morrissy
Weekly Shonen Jump has never had a female editor in its 50-year history

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Lum, Creamy Mami, and Orange Road Highlighted in New Studio Pierrot Mook

November 08, 2019 2:16pm CST
Pierrot Daikaibou outlines a trip of the studio’s vintage hits

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ANN Review - Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Nov 8th 2019

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What Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto Teaches Us About Rivals

November 08, 2019 4:00pm CST
For the manga great’s birthday, let’s all take a look at our relationships

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J-Novel Club Adds By the Grace of the Gods, The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes Light Novel Series

posted on 2019-11-08 23:36 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st parts of 1st volume available now for members

ANN Review - Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Novel 10

by Theron Martin, Nov 9th 2019

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Sneak Preview: Kodansha Comics’ 25th Anniversary Edition of CLAMP’s Magic Knight Rayearth

by Zac Bertschy, Nov 9th 2019

Makoto Yukimura Starts Drawing Final Arc of Vinland Saga Manga

posted on 2019-11-10 05:02 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga creator states final arc will take “several years”

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Kaito’s Blue Flag Manga Approaches Climax

posted on 2019-11-10 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
MANGA Plus, Viz Media publish series about “unlikely love quadrangle” in English

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Hiyoko Kobayashi’s Hantsu x Trash Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2019-11-10 10:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired 3 OADs in 2015-2016

Kill la Kill Manga’s Ryou Akizuki Launches Princess Principal Manga

posted on 2019-11-11 01:49 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga is based on 2017 steampunk spy action series

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Nanateru’s ‘KanColle: Suihesen no, Fumizuki’ Manga Ends

posted on 2019-11-11 02:06 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nanateru launched manga about Fumizuki, other members of Destroyer Division 22 in May 2018

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Gundam Thunderbolt’s Yasuo Ohtagaki Launches New Manga on December 17

posted on 2019-11-11 06:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Diana & Artemis manga is SF action story about “preserving peace on the moon”

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ERASED’s Kei Sanbe Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-11-11 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Mizutamari ni Ukabu Shima series launches on November 26

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Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle Manga Takes 2-Month Break

posted on 2019-11-11 10:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga returns on January 28

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My Hero Academia Ranks #3 on New York Times’ Graphic Books Bestseller List

posted on 2019-11-11 16:30 EST by Alex Mateo

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Amazon Lists English Release of Keiichi Koike’s Heaven’s Door: Extra Works Book

posted on 2019-11-11 17:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Last Gasp Publishing ships short manga collection on April 1

Shunsuke Noro’s Species Domain Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2019-11-12 00:33 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
High school manga with fantasy creatures launched in October 2013

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Karuho Shiina Prepares 4th Spinoff Chapter for Kimi ni Todoke Manga

posted on 2019-11-12 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

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Seirou Opera Manga Ends, Gets Side Story in December

posted on 2019-11-12 10:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Black Bird author launched in January 2015

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My Boy in Blue Manga Ends in 4 Chapters

posted on 2019-11-12 10:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Maki Miyoshi’s P to JK manga inspired live-action film in 2017

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Wolf Girl & Black Prince’s Ayuko Hatta Launches New Manga on December 13

posted on 2019-11-12 10:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ima, Koi o Shiteimasu centers on girl interested in scary but kind boy

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Pop Team Epic Creator Teaches Us (and Himself) to Play WIXOSS in New Manga

November 12, 2019 11:10am CST
The book itself can even be used in play… theoretically

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CELSYS Holds Third Annual International Comic and Illustration Contest for Art Students

Nov 12th 2019

As Miss Beelzebub Likes Manga Ends With 12th Volume Next Spring

posted on 2019-11-13 02:16 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
matoba’s manga launched in July 2015, inspired TV anime in October 2018

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Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Manga Ends With 12th Volume

posted on 2019-11-13 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Rin Mikimoto’s series that debuted in 2015 gets live-action film on December 6

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Lovesick Ellie Manga Enters ‘Climax’ in 11th Volume in May

posted on 2019-11-13 12:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Fujimomo’s launched manga in July 2015, with English digital release by Kodansha Comics

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Hakusensha Launches Web Magazine Horror Silky

posted on 2019-11-13 17:00 EST by Alex Mateo
1st issue features new works by Kaoru Ohashi, Ryou Azuki, more

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Is Japan’s biggest “boys” manga magazine really being read by little boys?

November 13, 2019 / SoraNews24
Weekly Shonen Jump’s name might not be entirely accurate, so our in-house fan offers an alternative.

Boarding School Juliet Manga Gets Epilogue Set 7 Years Later

posted on 2019-11-14 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“Volume 0” epilogue bundles with limited edition of manga’s 16th volume

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One Piece Editor Updates on Plans to End Manga in 5 Years

posted on 2019-11-14 21:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Editor Takuma Naitō: “If Oda says it will be five years, then it will surely end in five years”