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Amazia Launches Manga Flip App for the US

May 11th 2021

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Chise Ogawa’s Caste Heaven Manga Ends With 8th Volume

posted on 2021-05-11 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ogawa plans to end manga this year

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Drawn & Quarterly Publishes Nazuna Saito Short Manga Collection Offshore Lightning

posted on 2021-05-11 11:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Book debuts in February 2022

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ANN Review - This Wonderful Season with You GN

by Rebecca Silverman, May 11th 2021

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eigoMANGA Will Publish “Oldman” Graphic Novel

May 11th 2021

Youka Nitta Launches New Aishiteru dewa Amasugite Manga in June

posted on 2021-05-12 05:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sequel to Aishiteru dewa Omosugite manga shows “more adult” main characters

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Kaiten Books Partners with Pathway Book Service for Physical Distribution of Manga

posted on 2021-05-12 06:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Company to physically release volumes of Loner Life in Another World, “Shed that Skin, Ryugasaki-san!,” UzaMaid, more

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Shun Matsuena’s Kimi wa 008 Manga Enters Climax

posted on 2021-05-12 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Matsuena launched spy action manga in February 2018

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Yuriko Hara’s Cocoon Entwined Manga Goes on 4-Month Hiatus

posted on 2021-05-12 08:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga returns in August

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My Love Story, Aozora Yell’s Kazune Kawahara Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-05-12 14:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Taiyō Yori mo Mabushii Hoshi manga launches in June

Seven Seas Licenses Kabi Nagata’s My Wandering Warrior Existence Manga

posted on 2021-05-13 00:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness creator’s story of longing for love launches in March 2022

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Yasuo Ohtagaki Resumes Moonlight Mile Manga This Winter After 10 Years

posted on 2021-05-13 00:47 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ohtagaki put manga on hiatus to draw Gundam Thunderbolt; manga inspired 2007 anime

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Gundam Thunderbolt’s Yasuo Ohtagaki Draws New Dougram Manga

posted on 2021-05-13 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Get truth Fang of the Sun DOUGRAM color web manga launches on May 28

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Game Gets Novel Featuring Aerith, Tifa

posted on 2021-05-13 10:18 EDT by Alex Mateo
Kazushige Nojima writes Trace of Two Pasts novel launching on July 15

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45th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards’ Winners Announced

posted on 2021-05-13 14:20 EDT by Alex Mateo
Blue Lock, A Condition Called Love, Yuria Sensei no Akai Ito win awards

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Da Vinci July Issue to Include Eren x Mikasa “Romcom Collection”

posted on 2021-05-13 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Issue ships in Japan on June 5

Dick Fight Island Is Currently #1 Bestseller Romance Manga on Amazon

posted on 2021-05-14 02:00 EDT by Kim Morrissy
BL manga by Reibun Ike reached #1 Yaoi & LGBTQ+ Manga, #2 Action & Adventure Manga on Thursday

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Kodansha, Shogakukan, Shueisha Team Up with Marubeni to Start A.I. Driven Distribution Company

May 14, 2021 4:24am CDT
The biggest publishers in Japan will be teaming up to save costs

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The Art of Pain: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness Creator Nagi Kabata

by Kalai Chik, May 14th 2021

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ANN Review - I Think Our Son Is Gay Volume 1

by Lynzee Loveridge, May 14th 2021

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Rurouni Kenshin Series Gets New Novel on July 2

posted on 2021-05-14 15:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Novel centers on Kenshin, Kaoru’s wedding ceremony

Baki-Dou Manga Takes Short Break, Returns on June 3

posted on 2021-05-15 05:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga launched in October 2018

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SPY×FAMILY Domestic Spy Comedy Manga Gets Novel

posted on 2021-05-15 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aya Yajima’s novel ships July 2

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ComiXology, Kodansha Comics Release The Drops of God Manga’s Volumes 34-44 on May 18

posted on 2021-05-15 09:02 EDT by Alex Mateo
Final 11 volumes of manga to have English release for 1st time

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Renta! Announces Online Live Event with Tomo Kurahashi

May 15th 2021

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Sword Art Online: Project Alicization Manga Ends on June 11

posted on 2021-05-15 15:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2016

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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Manga Ends

posted on 2021-05-15 17:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tomo Hirakawa’s manga adaptation of game launched in 2019

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Rika Suzuki’s Tableau Gate Manga Ends With 26th Volume

posted on 2021-05-15 19:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tarot fantasy manga launched in 2007; 25th volume shipped on Friday

Studio Pierrot Starts New ‘+iRO’ Label With All Rush!! Manga

posted on 2021-05-16 05:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga tells behind-the-scenes stories about anime production

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Naoki Serizawa’s Saru Lock Reboot Manga Resumes This Summer

posted on 2021-05-16 09:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Reboot went on hiatus when author launched spinoff manga last November

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SPY×FAMILY Domestic Spy Comedy Manga Will Top 10 Million Copies on June 4

posted on 2021-05-16 11:41 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Award-winning manga about adopted family with secrets is Shonen Jump+'s 1st to reach milestone

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ANN Review - The Treasure of the King and the Cat Volume 1

by Grant Jones, May 16th 2021

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Smile Down the Runway Manga Ends With 22nd Volume in August

posted on 2021-05-17 01:06 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga debuted in 2017, inspired anime in January 2020

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Mixed Vegetables’ Ayumi Komura Launches New Vampire Romantic Comedy Manga

posted on 2021-05-17 08:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Henshoku Kyūketsuki wa Hito no Chi ga Kirai manga launched digitally on May 15

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Golgo 13 Manga Gets 1st Ever Spinoff in July

posted on 2021-05-17 10:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga hints at “assistant” to Duke Togo as protagonist

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Check Out a Preview of Sommelier Manga Drops of God Newest Volume

posted on 2021-05-17 17:36 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

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YuruYuri Manga Author Celebrates Her Artist Career’s 15th Anniversary at Special Exhibition

May 17, 2021 7:59pm CDT
A limited number of newly drawn art graphs will be sold

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Seven Seas Licenses Necromance Manga, I’m the Evil Lord of an Intergalactic Empire! Light Novels

posted on 2021-05-17 21:57 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Girl I Want is So Handsome!, The Two Lions, Kiruru Kill Me manga also licensed

Knight in the Area’s Kaya Tsukiyama Launches New Manga This Summer

posted on 2021-05-18 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsukiyama, Hiroaki Igano’s The Knight in the Area soccer manga previously inspired 2012 TV anime

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Doreiku’s Hiroto Ōishi Ends Zenra Kagyō Manga in June

posted on 2021-05-18 08:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about adult video industry launched in May 2020

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Shiro Moriya’s Soloist in a Cage Manga Enters Climax

posted on 2021-05-18 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga resumed after 2-year hiatus in April

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Shaman King Marcos Spinoff Manga Goes on 1-Month Hiatus Due to Author’s Tenosynovitis

posted on 2021-05-18 11:47 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga slated to resume on June 17

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Moto Hagio Publishes Memoir Addressing Her Feud With Keiko Takemiya

posted on 2021-05-18 12:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
The two legendary shojo manga artists were once friends who experienced a major falling out in the 1970s

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Saint Seiya: Next Dimension Manga Resumes on June 3

posted on 2021-05-18 13:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga’s 13th volume ships on June 8

Seven Seas Licenses I Am a Cat Barista, The Dragon Knight’s Beloved, The Walking Cat Manga

posted on 2021-05-19 00:42 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Might as Well Cheat, Hitomi-chan is Shy With Strangers, Who Wants to Marry a Billionaire? also licensed

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Minoji Kurata’s Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Manga Ends in June

posted on 2021-05-19 05:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media publishes manga in English about China’s last Assassin in 16th century

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Transparent Light Blue’s Kiyoko Iwami Launches New Manga in June

posted on 2021-05-19 06:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga is titled ‘Today, She is Not Here’

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The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Manga Enters Last Arc

posted on 2021-05-19 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Remake of Osamu Tezuka’s Dororo launched in 2018

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Übel Blatt’s Shiono Ends ‘Shachō, Koibito no Furi o Shite Watashi no Chichi ni Atte Kudasai.’ Manga in Next Chapter

posted on 2021-05-19 08:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about fake office relationship launched in April 2020

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Seven Seas Licenses Semelparous, The Savior’s Book Cafe Story in Another World, Succubus & Hitman Manga

posted on 2021-05-19 22:18 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
FukaFuka Dungeon Kouryakuki, Double Your Pleasure yuri anthology also licensed under Ghost Ship

Remembering the U.S. Censorship of Electric Tales of Pikachu Over 20 Years Later

posted on 2021-05-20 09:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Japanese media critic Kimi Rito humorously highlighted the changes

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ANN Review - Daytime Shooting Star GN 12

by Rebecca Silverman, May 20th 2021

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Woodpecker Detective’s Office Manga Ends

posted on 2021-05-20 18:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga’s 2nd, final volume ships on August 19

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Paranormally Powerful: Seven Seas Licenses Magaimono: Super Magic Action Entertainment Manga Series

May 20th 2021

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Seven Seas Licenses Harukaze no Étranger, The Country Without Humans, Furi-san is Scary! Manga

posted on 2021-05-20 23:42 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Reborn as a Barrier Master, The Exo-Drive Reincarnation Games, My Lovey-Dovey Wife is a Stone Cold Killer, The Witches of Adamas manga also licensed

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French Artist Jérôme Alquié to Draw Saint Seiya Comic

posted on 2021-05-21 12:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Masami Kurumada to support Alquié through different production steps

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ANN Review - Beauty and the Feast GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, May 21st 2021

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Yen Press Licenses 6 Manga, 4 Light Novels for November

posted on 2021-05-21 14:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time, Let This Grieving Soul Retire, more

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Sound! Euphonium’s Ayano Takeda, Musshu Launch New Manga

posted on 2021-05-21 16:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Hana wa Saku, Shura no Gotoku debuts on June 18

Seven Seas Adds Case Files of Jeweler Richard, Robo Sapiens, More Manga

posted on 2021-05-22 01:23 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Spinoff manga for My Next Life as a Villainess, Reincarnated as a Sword

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Princess Resurrection’s Yasunori Mitsunaga Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-05-22 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Evil Heroes manga debuts May 27 with Yoshimitsu Iruka as artist

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The Girls of BLACK LAGOON Dress Up for 20th Anniversary Visual

May 22, 2021 6:16am CDT
Exhibition scheduled to be held in July in Tokyo

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K-ON! Helps Manga Time Kirara and Kyoto’s Eizen Railway Celebrate 10 Years of Collaboration

May 22, 2021 7:31am CDT
The first collaboration of the two companies was for K-ON! The Movie back in 2011

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Tomonori Inoue’s Candy & Cigarettes Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2021-05-22 13:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Manga from Coppelion author launched in January 2017

All Berserk Deluxe Edition Manga Volumes Rank on Amazon’s Overall Best-Selling Books List

posted on 2021-05-23 04:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga’s 1st volume ranks in top 10 on retailer after announcement of Kentarou Miura’s passing

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Starting Gate! -Uma Musume Pretty Derby- Manga Reaches Climax of Final Arc

posted on 2021-05-23 08:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga launched on Cycomi website, app in March 2017

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ANN Review - I Cannot Reach You GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, May 23rd 2021

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Attack on Titan Manga’s Titan-sized Edition Recognized by Guinness World Records as “Largest Comic Book Published”

May 23, 2021 8:57pm CDT
The one meter-long special edition was sold out in about two minutes

Aya Shouoto Launches New Kagetoki-sama no Kurenai Kōkyū Manga in July

posted on 2021-05-24 03:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shouoto ended Otome no Omocha manga last month

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Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Tenshi no 3P!'s Sagu Aoyama Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-05-24 04:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“Remote island x girls x curry?!” manga launches in July

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I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die Manga Enters Final Arc

posted on 2021-05-24 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Umi Shiina launched manga in 2016

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15+ Manga That Won’t Let You Sleep Once You Start Reading Them

2021-05-23T23:00:00Z

Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence Film Gets Manga in June

posted on 2021-05-25 01:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yutaka Abe, Jirō Maruden draw manga adaptation of 2011 film

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Yūya Takahashi’s Monstaboo Manga Ends

posted on 2021-05-25 02:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about girl with dark secret meeting monster launched in June 2019

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Renta! Announces June Manga Release Dates

May 25th 2021

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor Manga Ends in June

posted on 2021-05-26 02:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aosa Tsunemi’s manga adaptation of Tarō Hitsuji’s light novels launched in 2015

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Venus Versus Virus’ Atsushi Suzumi Launches New Manga in June

posted on 2021-05-26 03:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga adapts Nagato Yamata’s Sekai Saisoku no Level Up story

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Tokyo Revengers Manga Enters Final Arc

posted on 2021-05-26 04:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ken Wakui’s manga launched in 2017; is inspiring TV anime, live-action film

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Zettai Karen Children Creator Takashi Shiina Confirms Manga’s End

posted on 2021-05-26 05:02 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga debuted in 2005

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Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Gets New Manga Centered on Chris

posted on 2021-05-26 06:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hiroyuki Tamakoshi draws new manga launching on June 26

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Heroines Hang Out in Triple Romantic Comedy Collaboration Comic

May 26, 2021 5:28am CDT
4-panel manga by Bcoca features leading ladies from Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro and more

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Gundam Ace Launches New Crossbone Gundam Manga in June

posted on 2021-05-26 10:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: New Gundam Pulitzer: Amuro Ray wa Kyokkō no Kanata e manga launches in August

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Sakura Wars’ Part II Manga Ends With 9th Volume in June

posted on 2021-05-26 11:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
8th, 9th volumes both ship on June 17

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Fact Check: Did Demon Slayer Really Outsell All of American Comics?

posted on 2021-05-26 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
We don’t know American comic sales numbers for 2020, but Demon Slayer was behind in 2019

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Yen Press Announces AidaIro Illustrations: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

May 26th 2021
A Gorgeous Artbook Collecting Color Illustrations From the Fan-Favorite Manga Series

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Manga Goes on Hiatus Until July 1

posted on 2021-05-27 00:12 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author Aka Akasaka takes break to write manga’s new act

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Kodansha Comics Licenses Ya Boy Kongming!, Police in a Pod, Undead Girl Murder Farce, More Manga

posted on 2021-05-27 10:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Also: Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, Quality Assurance in Another World

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Jun Maeda’s Debut Novel is a Queer Romance about Depression

by Kim Morrissy, May 28th 2021
Content warning: this article and the novel itself discusses suicide.

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The Drops of God: Everything You Should Know About the Hit Sommelier Manga

2021-05-28T23:30:00Z
The Drops of God is a 40-volume, lushly illustrated cult classic manga about the world of wine – and so much more.

Re:Zero Spinoff Manga About Wilhelm Ends

posted on 2021-05-29 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsubata Nozaki launched Kenki Koiuta manga in November 2018

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Tatsuhiko Hikagi Ends Watashi no Kizu wa Shindemo Kesanai Manga

posted on 2021-05-29 11:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Severing Crime Edge author launched manga in 2019

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Hato Kannazuki’s Maesetsu! Manga Ends

posted on 2021-05-29 13:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on original anime about comedians launched in July

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Cells at Work! Code Black’s Shigemitsu Harada, Taboo Tatoo’s Shinjirō Launch New Manga

posted on 2021-05-29 15:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shinyaku Kani Kōsen manga remakes Takiji Kobayashi’s Kani Kōsen proletarian novel

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Kaitei Manga From 2001 Nights’ Yukinobu Hoshino Ends With 9th Volume

posted on 2021-05-29 17:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about voyages of Zheng He launched in 2018

Manga Planet Licenses Takehiko Inoue’s Buzzer Beater Manga

posted on 2021-05-30 00:01 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Inoue’s futuristic basketball manga launches on website in June

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Key, Ryukishi07’s Loopers Kinetic Novel Gets Overseas Release

posted on 2021-05-30 02:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kinetic novel with illustrations by Kei Mochizuki launched on PC in Japan on Friday

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Black Clover Manga Has 15 Million Copies in Circulation Worldwide

posted on 2021-05-30 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds 4 Tokyomangasha Titles

posted on 2021-05-30 17:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Company licenses Kazuki Natsume’s Mods, Nights Before Night, I Hate, By My Side

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VIZ Reveals Covers for Animal Crossing: New Horizons Manga and More

May 30, 2021 12:02pm CDT
You can join the trip to the deserted island yourself this September

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Jujutsu Kaisen Manga’s Circulation Jumps 590% to 50 Million Copies Since Anime’s Debut

posted on 2021-05-30 23:29 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Volume 16 will have 2-million-copy Initial run on Friday

Re:ZERO - The Frozen Bond Manga Ends on June 6

posted on 2021-05-31 13:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of OVA launched in spring 2020

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Demon Slayer Dominates the Japanese Publishing Industry in Oricon’s Mid-Year Manga and Light Novel Rankings

May 31, 2021 11:28am CDT
JUJUTSU KAISEN isn’t too far behind, giving Demon Slayer a run for its money!

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Fate/Grand Order - mortalis:stella Manga Ends ‘1st Singularity’ Arc, Publishes Spinoff Chapter in July

posted on 2021-05-31 17:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shiramine’s manga launched in 2017; Kodansha Comics publishes series in English

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Glacier Bay Books Licenses Sayaka Mogi’s Final Testament to the Moon, 4 More Manga

posted on 2021-05-31 19:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Company will also publish Reincarnation, Mermaid Town, The Karman Line

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15+ Solid Webtoons You Need To Be Reading In 2021

2021-05-30T23:00:00Z