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Kei Sanbe’s Mizutamari ni Ukabu Shima Manga Heads Toward Climax

posted on 2021-06-01 17:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga from ERASED author launched in November 2019


Mars Red Manga Ends in 3rd Volume

posted on 2021-06-01 21:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga launched in January 2020, 2nd volume shipped on April 15

Re:ZERO and A Couple of Cuckoos Collab Sees Emilia Sporting Cute Twintails

June 02, 2021 2:36am CDT
The light novel and manga team up in Weekly Shonen Magazine


Manga Creator Rumiko Takahashi Releases Her Hectic ‘Daily’ Production Schedule

June 02, 2021 4:23am CDT
The legendary creator Ranma ½ and Inuyasha opened a personal Twitter account the other day


Stellar Witch LIPS Manga Ends

posted on 2021-06-02 11:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about girl who turns into witch launched in October 2019


ANN Review - Fiancée of the Wizard GN 2-3

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 2nd 2021


Mangamo Manga Subscription App Adds 800 More Volumes of Kodansha USA Manga

posted on 2021-06-02 23:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New titles added to service include Edens Zero, Chihayafuru, Ajin, Silent Voice, more

Ultraman, Tiger & Bunny Artists Design New Suits for Marvel’s Avengers

posted on 2021-06-03 00:02 EDT by Egan Loo
Linebarrels of Iron’s Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi also draw covers for 6-issue Tech-On Avengers comic


DAYS Soccer Manga Gets New Mini-Series on June 9

posted on 2021-06-03 09:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
DAYS ~fragment~ side story manga will have 9 chapters, focuses on past, future of main story


Blood: The Last Vampire’s Katsuya Terada Holds Live Drawing on Instagram

posted on 2021-06-03 10:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Pie International to release Terada Katsuya Sketch artbook in US/Europe in January 2022


Magic International Manga Contest Reveals 2021 Winners

posted on 2021-06-03 11:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Seldon & Toan Tran’s Imago, Yu Rie’s Watch out! Magicaa win awards


Chainsaw Man Creator’s Captain America Is a Star-Spangled Nightmare

Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto recently drew a monstrous piece of fan art of Captain America-- and there’s a LOT to unpack.


From Shonen-ai to Yaoi: The History of Boys Love

The Boys Love genre’s long and storied history reflects the ever-changing nature of the manga industry itself.

Help SPY×FAMILY’s Anya Come Up With a Plan for Father’s Day

posted on 2021-06-04 17:30 EDT by Kim Morrissy
You can also study/work alongside Anya with 30-minute looping animation video

Paru Itagaki’s Bota Bota Manga Gets Overseas Release in 5 Languages

posted on 2021-06-05 08:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Short series launched in December and ended in February


More Manga for Your Nintendo Switch with Kodansha and InkyPen

Jun 5th 2021


Steins;Gate 0 Manga’s Taka Himeno Launches New Manga in June

posted on 2021-06-05 11:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adapts Sakaki Chizuki’s Sōzō Renkinjutsushi wa Jiyū o Ōka Suru story


High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World Manga Enters Final Arc

posted on 2021-06-05 13:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yen Press publishes manga, original light novels in English


Berserk: Why You Should Still Read the Manga, Now More Than Ever

Kentaro Miura’s passing has left Berserk in an uncertain place, but the dark fantasy epic is still worth reading.

Attack on Titan Ranks #1 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan May List

posted on 2021-06-06 09:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Manga takes all top 20 spots with volumes of Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, SPY x FAMILY, Tokyo Ghoul, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Komi Can’t Communicate, Hunter X Hunter, Jujutsu Kaisen


World’s Largest Manga NFT Marketplace Launch for Creators and Fans

Jun 6th 2021
SOZO Comics Announces Partnership with Trophee


Attack on Titan, 2 More Manga Rank on NYT June Bestseller List

posted on 2021-06-06 11:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra


5 Webtoons Where Romantic Rivalry Leads to Friendship

Romantic rivals typically compete for the same person’s affection, but these Webtoon rivalries lead to friendship instead.


Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc Manga Takes 2-Month Break

posted on 2021-06-06 17:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Attack on Titan Manga Thanks Fans for 12 Years With Titan-Sized Display in Shinjuku Station

June 07, 2021 2:28am CDT
The final volume of the epic series releases in Japan on June 9


Aya Kanno Finishes Storyboard for Final Chapter of Requiem of the Rose King Manga

posted on 2021-06-07 08:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author considers possible spinoff, prequel stories for franchise


20 Boys’ Love (BL) Manga Titles from TORICO are Coming to futekiya

Jun 7th 2021
Emi Mitsuki’s Where That Love Went and 19 other BL titles to be released on futekiya starting this month!


The Spring 2021 Manga Guide

by Lynzee Loveridge & Rebecca Silverman, Jun 7th 2021

Shiro Moriya’s Soloist in a Cage Manga Ends in Next Chapter on June 14

posted on 2021-06-08 00:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga resumed after 2-year hiatus in April


Maki Enjōji Launches New Manga on July 8

posted on 2021-06-08 01:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga is titled Amaku Naru Made Matemasen


Nobunagun’s Masato Hisa Launches Manga ‘Reboot’ of Mirrorman Series

posted on 2021-06-08 02:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga celebrates 50th anniversary of Tsuburaya Productions’ classic tokusatsu series


Magical Explorer Manga Goes on Long Hiatus Due to Author’s Recuperation

posted on 2021-06-08 05:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yukari Higa undergoes medical treatment


Saru Lock Reboot Manga Gets Spinoff 1-Shot

posted on 2021-06-08 06:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“Kenny to Gucchi, Soshite Tetsurō” 1-shot debuts in July


GTO: Paradise Lost to be ‘Last’ GTO Manga

posted on 2021-06-08 08:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tohru Fujisawa intends to go back to unfinished manga after finishing GTO: Paradise Lost


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

posted on 2021-06-08 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga returns on August 10


5 Office Romances You Should be Reading on Webtoon

Office romances hit the sweet spot of fantasy and reality – here are some of Webtoon’s best.


CBR Review: World Piece, Vol. 1: The Western Manga Falls Far Short of Its Influences

World Piece features basketball kung-fu robots and a shrunken Earth – but sadly, it can’t quite live up to the manga that inspired it.


Shonen Jump’s Kaiju No.8: Plot, Characters & How to Get Started

Shonen Jump’s latest big hit, Kaiju No.8 combines shonen action with kaiju-powered mayhem. Here’s everything you need to know to jump right in.


hololive Alternative Project Debuts Twitter Manga by Goblin Slayer Manga Artist

posted on 2021-06-08 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
HOLONOMETRIA explainer website also launched


5 Romance Webtoons For Those Who Love Shapeshifting Male Leads

From SubZero to Familiar Feelings, these fantasy romance webtoons are worth a read for fans of male leads who are shifty… in a good way.

Zettai Karen Children Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

posted on 2021-06-09 02:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premiered in 2005, launched final arc in August 2014


Star Fruit Books Licenses Hideshi Hino’s The City of Pigs Manga

posted on 2021-06-09 04:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Horror manga centers on devilish creatures who kidnap villagers with no explanation


Saint Seiya: Next Dimension Manga’s New Season Heads Toward Climax

posted on 2021-06-09 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched new season on Thursday


ANN Review - Yakuza Lover GN 1

by Caitlin Moore, Jun 9th 2021


Spy x Family, Junji Ito, and More Among 2021 Eisner Awards Nominees

June 09, 2021 12:57pm CDT
Other manga authors include Taiyo Matsumoto, Jiro Taniguchi, Yukari Takinami, Yoru Sumino and Idumi Kirihara


Newspaper Ad Promoting Attack on Titan Final Volume Shows Eren Getting “Isekai-ed”

posted on 2021-06-09 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
34th compiled volume shipped on Wednesday


Hitomi Takano Launches New Gene Bride Manga

posted on 2021-06-09 16:10 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga about a couple created through matching genetic information debuted on Tuesday


Ace of Diamond Manga Takes 2-Month Break So Author Can Do Research

posted on 2021-06-09 17:00 EDT by Alex Mateo


Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author’s Poor Health

posted on 2021-06-09 22:03 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hiatus begins on June 21, but new chapter still slated for next week

Warning - contains spoilers

Tokyo Revengers Is Outselling One Piece - What’s All the Hype About?

Combining sci-fi with gangster manga, Tokyo Revengers easily stands out among its more otherworldly competition, like One Piece.

The Spring 2021 Light Novel Guide

by Rebecca Silverman & Kim Morrissy, Jun 11th 2021


Naoki Urasawa Launches Drawing-Themed YouTube Channel With English Subtitles

posted on 2021-06-11 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy


March Comes In like a Lion Manga’s Long-awaited 16th Volume Set for Release in September 2021

June 11, 2021 7:48pm CDT
The shogi-themed coming-of-age manga has printed over three million copies


Fullmetal Alchemist to Announce New Project For Series’ 20th Anniversary

The publisher of Fullmetal Alchemist is teasing a brand new project for the series to commemorate its upcoming 20th anniversary.

Japanese NPO Opens New ‘Reiwa’ Tokiwa-so Complex for Budding Manga Artists

June 12, 2021 4:01am CDT
The apartment complex is situated in Hito on the outskirts of Tokyo


Poll asks adult manga fans to pick Weekly Shonen Jump’s greatest artist ever

Grown-ups weigh in on the question of whose art has stayed in their hearts into adulthood.


No Money BL Manga Artist Tohru Kousaka Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-06-12 11:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Otoko Shikanai Kuni no Alice manga launched on Wednesday as Okane ga Nai goes on short hiatus


Deadpool: Samurai Manga Enters Climax

posted on 2021-06-12 13:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sanshirō Kasama, Hikaru Uesugi launched manga last December


Wasteful Days of High School Girl Manga Goes on Hiatus After Author Gives Birth

posted on 2021-06-12 15:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bino recovers after birth of 1st child


Midnight Poppy Land: Everything You Need to Know Before Season 2

Midnight Poppy Land has returned for its Season 2 premiere. Here’s a recap of Season 1 and what to know as the popular Webtoon continues.

futekiya Licenses Boys’ Love (BL) Titles from Dogenzaka Shobo

Jun 13th 2021


ANN Review - Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 13th 2021


Amu Meguro’s Hinata no Blue Manga Enters Climax

posted on 2021-06-13 13:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga by Honey So Sweet author launched in April 2019


Aruko, Wataru Hinekure’s My Love Mix-Up! Manga Gets Short Spinoff

posted on 2021-06-13 15:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media to release main manga in English


CBR Review: Ya Boy Kongming! Improves the Man Out of Time Trope

Ya Boy Kongming! starts as a traditional man out of time manga, but it reimagines the trope and delivers on characters you want to root for.

Kaiju No. 8 Manga Has Passed an Impressive 3 Million Copies Printed and Sold

June 14, 2021 5:22am CDT
The series continues to be the fastest-selling manga in Shonen Jump+ history


Manga Planet Licenses Yumi Sudo’s Miyako Bijin Yawa

Jun 14th 2021
Shodensha Publishing’s award-winning manga is coming to Manga Planet!


DMP’s Juné Imprint to Release Only the Flower Knows, Hana no Miyako de Manga Physically/Digitally in 2022

posted on 2021-06-14 14:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Juné releases Twittering Birds Never Fly manga’s 5th volume in September, 6th in November


Chisaki Kanai Launches New Manga on July 12

posted on 2021-06-14 15:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Boku no Noroi no Kyūketsuki is “a vampire extermination story covered in blood, a curse, and love”


New Manga by Kakegurui Writer Takes Revenge Against Familiar Isekai Faces

posted on 2021-06-14 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Manga centers on killer of people reincarnated from another world


Zoids Wild 2+ Manga Ends

posted on 2021-06-14 16:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga’s compiled book volume ships on July 28

Rebuild of Welcome to the NHK Sequel Novel Releases in English

posted on 2021-06-15 04:09 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Sequel novel originally released in Japanese on May 16


ANN Review - Fist of the North Star GN Volume 1

by Grant Jones, Jun 15th 2021


How Webtoons Are Refreshing the Classic Fake Dating Trope

Fake dating is a plot device that’s stood the test of time. Here’s how these webtoons offer a fresh and unique twist to the classic trope.


CBR Review: Undead Girl Murder Farce Vol. 1 Is an Engaging, Agatha Christie-Style Mystery

French vampires, Japanese detectives and a gothic mansion in a small French town all take center stage in Vol. 1 of Undead Girl Murder Farce.


17+ Slice Of Life Manga That Will Keep You Interested


Hagure Idol Jigokuhen ‘Sexy Comedy’ Manga Reaches Climax in July

posted on 2021-06-16 02:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Rui Takatō launched manga in 2014


Smile Down the Runway Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on 2021-06-16 05:46 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga debuted in 2017, inspired anime in January 2020


Manga Planet Licenses Yumi Sudo’s Miyako Bijin Yawa Manga

posted on 2021-06-16 07:32 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Also: futekiya licenses Sampling Sex, The Nature of Master/Slave Relationship, Please Don’t Bite Me So Much! manga


Sublime Licenses Natsuki Kizu’s Links, Aya Sakyo’s Scattering His Virgin Bloom Manga

posted on 2021-06-16 08:32 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Both titles release on April 12, 2022


Arriving on June 16th (Wed.) to Love 365: Find Your Story: “Oops, I Said Yes?!” Recent 100 Shiin no Koi+ Release is Coming Out in English

Jun 16th 2021


Uzumaki Feeds Off the Claustrophobia of a Small Town

by Adeline Panamaroff, Jun 16th 2021


ANN Review - A Journal of My Father GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 16th 2021


Dragon Ball’s ‘Ultimate Ruler’ Is… Akira Toriyama Himself?!

Tori-Bot, Akira Toriyama’s author surrogate character, is the most powerful warrior in all of Dragon Ball. Eat your heart out, Goku.


DC Comics’ Superman Gets Gourmet Manga in Kodansha’s Evening Magazine

posted on 2021-06-16 21:14 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Space Battleship Tiramisu’s Satoshi Miyakawa, Kai Kitagō launch manga on June 22

Digital Manga Service Azuki Launches on June 28

posted on 2021-06-17 13:45 EDT by Alex Mateo
Azuki to offer manga from Kodansha USA at launch


Shonen Jump: Sui Ishida’s Chojin X Could Be a Reverse My Hero Academia

Though it’s also a superhero manga, Choujin X is the polar opposite of all the values that My Hero Academia upholds – which is part of its appeal.

I really do hope it’s like Viz’s Jump service.

Superman to star in upcoming gourmet manga series

It’s Superman like you’ve never seen him before…eating Japanese food.


Tomo Hanama’s Rom-Com Series Hensuki Reaches One Million Copies

June 18, 2021 9:47pm CDT
The 12-episode TV anime series is available on Crunchyroll

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My Hero Academia World Heroes’ Mission Film Listed With Novel

posted on 2021-06-19 03:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anri Takahashi pens novel shipping on film’s August 6 opening


Takeshi Nogami, Yuriko Nishiyama Each Launch New Manga on Manga Cross Site

posted on 2021-06-19 05:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nogami draws Haruka Reset manga, Nishiyama draws Tokugawa Otenba Hime manga


Junji Ito’s Souichi Tsujii Has ALL the Right Ingredients for an Anime Series

Few of Junji Ito’s stories and characters are easily adaptable to anime, including icons like Tomie Kawakami. But what about little Souichi Tsujii?