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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!


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


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


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


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

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


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


Aiura’s Chama Ends Inning! Baseball Manga

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


Haikyu!! Manga Enters Final Arc

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Oct 30th 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

by Theron Martin, Nov 2nd 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


One Piece Manga Has 460 Million Copies in Print Worldwide

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


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


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


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

Nov 7th 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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

Nov 8th 2019


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


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


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


ANN Review - Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Nov 8th 2019


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


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


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”


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


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


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


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”


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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”