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Viz Licenses Record of Ragnarok Manga With Planned Fall Debut

posted on 2021-06-20 04:05 EDT by Adriana Hazra
11th compiled volume of manga shipped in Japan on Friday

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Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō Manga Ends in July

posted on 2021-06-20 08:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga spinoff launched in 2013, inspired net anime in 2018

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A Devil and Her Love Song Encore Manga Ends in July

posted on 2021-06-20 10:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Short serialization debuted on April 20 to commemorate main manga’s live-action adaptation

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Ryūhei Tamura’s Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

posted on 2021-06-20 11:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series from Beelzebub creator launched in June 2020

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ANN Review - SPY×FAMILY GN 5

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 20th 2021

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Flowerchild’s Warikitta Kankei Desu kara Yuri Manga Ends, Gets Epilogue in July

posted on 2021-06-20 15:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about student, teacher who meet via online dating app launched in 2019

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Shonen Jump Magazine Launches 2 New Manga in June, July

posted on 2021-06-20 20:16 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yūki Kawaguchi’s Red Hood, Minya Hiraga’s Neru: Bugei Dōgyō to launch in magazine

Yōkoso Aoki Hagane e! Tribute Manga Ends

posted on 2021-06-21 02:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tribute manga for Arpeggio of Blue Steel launched in 2017

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Horimiya Manga Gets Special 1-Shot Epilogue Chapter in July

posted on 2021-06-21 03:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga’s final volume also ships on July 16

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Chihayafuru Manga Listed as Heading Toward Climax in 47th Volume

posted on 2021-06-21 04:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
47th volume ships on August 12

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Shaman King’s New Spinoff Manga Adapts Spinoff Novel About Faust VIII, Eliza

posted on 2021-06-21 05:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aya Tanaka draws manga launching on July 3

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Yūshi Kawata, Yukito Manga Duo Ends Tamiko to Visual-kei to Manga

posted on 2021-06-21 06:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about girl meeting man dressed in visual-kei aesthetics launched in 2019

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Maru Asakura Ends Seifuku Shōjo Miseifuku Manga

posted on 2021-06-21 07:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about 2 childhood friends launched in 2016

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Tokyo Revengers Manga Gets Around Town With 20 Million Copy Print Run

June 21, 2021 10:04am CDT
The TV anime adaptation is streaming on Crunchyroll

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Voting Opens for Tsugi ni Kuru Manga 2021 Awards

posted on 2021-06-21 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
50 manga nominated in both print, web manga categories

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Bokurano’s Mohiro Kitoh Launches Bouldering Manga no-boulder

posted on 2021-06-21 16:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga debuts on July 9

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Ki Hong Lee Cast to Narrate Yen Audio’s Debut - Solo Leveling, Vol 1

Jun 21st 2021

Monogatari Series’ Shinomonogatari Novels Ship on August 19

posted on 2021-06-22 01:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2 novels ship simultaneously, conclude “Monster Season” arc that began in 2017

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Crusher Joe Rebirth Manga Returns on July 13 With Adaptation of 1st Novel

posted on 2021-06-22 08:02 EDT by Alex Mateo
Isuke Hari’s manga adaptation of Haruka Takachino’s sci-fi novels went on hiatus last October

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Diamond Announces Additional Plans to Celebrate Free Comic Book Day 20th Anniversary

Jun 22nd 2021

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Hajime no Ippo Manga Gets Digital Releases on July 1

posted on 2021-06-22 12:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
All 131 volumes, future chapters of ongoing 33-year-old manga to get digital releases

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ANN Review - Blue Flag GN 8

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 22nd 2021

Ablaze Licenses Crueler Than Dead Horror Manga

posted on 2021-06-23 04:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Company will also publish Versus Fighting Story e-sports comic

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Spy x Family Manga Adorably Announces 11.7 Million Copies Printed and Sold

June 23, 2021 4:08am CDT
The 7th volume of the hit series was released in Japan on June 4

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Asahi Shimbun: Top 10 Manga Piracy Websites Receive 240 Million Monthly Hits

posted on 2021-06-23 08:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Shueisha anti-piracy head: “Things are even worse than when Mangamura was at its heyday”

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Vinland Saga Manga Gets ‘Important Announcement’ on July 26

posted on 2021-06-23 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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ANN Review - Secret Urban Legends GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 23rd 2021

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Yasuke Anime Gets Manga on July 27

posted on 2021-06-23 17:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Satoshi Okunishi launches manga based on Netflix anime

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CBR Review: Kirby Manga Mania Is a Sweet Treat for (Young) Fans

2021-06-23T20:00:00Z
Kirby Manga Mania is a best-of collection of Kirby’s comedic chops best left to the tots.

Hensuki Novel Posts A Special CM to Celebrate Reaching One Million Copies, Narrated by Rina Hidaka

June 24, 2021 12:35am CDT
You can watch the 12-episode TV anime series on Crunchyroll

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Funimation, J.C. Staff’s Sing a Bit of Harmony Anime Film Gets Manga

posted on 2021-06-24 02:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Megumu Maeda draws manga this fall

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Golden Kamuy Manga Goes on Hiatus Until July 29

posted on 2021-06-24 11:00 EDT by Alex Mateo

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Digital Manga Service Azuki Adds Kaiten Books’ Manga at Launch

posted on 2021-06-24 13:45 EDT by Alex Mateo
Service launches on June 28 on iOS, Android, web

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Kodansha Comics Licenses Fate/Grand Order -Epic of Remnant- Pseudo-Singularity III, That’s My Atypical Girl, ONIMAI, More Manga

posted on 2021-06-24 17:01 EDT by Alex Mateo
Also: In the Clear Moonlit Dusk, Saving Sweets for After-Hours, My Darling Next Door

Shonen Jump+ Gets Reality Show to Find ‘Next Star Manga Creator’

posted on 2021-06-25 02:01 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
8-episode net show debuts next Friday with winner getting 5 million yen, serialization, book in print, anime adaptation

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Square Enix’s Deep Insanity Mixed Media Project Includes Manga

June 25, 2021 5:13am CDT
Each piece of media will represent stories in different timelines

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Junji Ito Illustrates Short Manga for Japanese Screening of The Lighthouse

June 25, 2021 5:22am CDT
“Yer fond of me lobster ain’t ye?”

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Check Out an Exclusive Cover Reveal for Mob Psycho 100 Volume 8!

June 25, 2021 11:00am CDT
Eighth volume arrives from Dark Horse on February 22, 2022

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Yen Press Licenses 2 Manga, 2 Light Novels for December

posted on 2021-06-25 13:15 EDT by Alex Mateo
Spy Classroom, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Vol. 0, more

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Renta! Announces July Manga Release Dates

Jun 25th 2021
More new boys’ love/yaoi, shojo and mature romance manga to be released in July.

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Online Manga Site Renta! to Release New Content Daily

Jun 25th 2021
New boys’ love/yaoi, shojo and mature romance manga releasing every day in English.

Translation: Let’s find the newest talent we can exploit and work to death

I wish that statement wasn’t true, but considering all the manga creators who have left this mortal coil from what appears to be overwork…

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A Sign of Affection Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Storyboard Writer Giving Birth

posted on 2021-06-26 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga tentatively planned to return in November

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Nikki Asada’s The Springtime of My Life Began With You Manga Ends in July

posted on 2021-06-26 03:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2019; Kodansha Comics publishes in English digitally

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Oreimo Gets New Kuroneko if Manga Spinoff in July

posted on 2021-06-26 05:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Airi Mori draws manga adaptation of novels exploring alternate Kuroneko ending

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Kaitei Manga From 2001 Nights’ Yukinobu Hoshino Ends in 4 Chapters

posted on 2021-06-26 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about voyages of Zheng He launched in 2018

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School-Live! Sequel Manga Ends in July

posted on 2021-06-26 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sequel manga launched in June 2020

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MyAnimeList to Hold English Web Novel Contest ‘MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest (2021)’

Jun 26th 2021

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Dream Eater Merry’s Yoshitaka Ushiki Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-06-26 11:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga Oikaze no Jin launches on July 21

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My Hero Academia: Overhaul Is a More Tragic Character Than Fans Realize

2021-06-26T04:00:00Z
One of My Hero Academia’s most appalling villains, Overhaul’s motive for ridding the world of Quirks is more sentimental than some fans may remember.

Kazusa Inaoka’s i tell c Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

posted on 2021-06-27 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about female detective with unusual methods launched on February 1

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ANN Review - Goblin Slayer Novel 11

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 27th 2021

Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man Manga Has 11 Million Copies in Circulation

posted on 2021-06-28 02:51 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Fujimoto launches 1-shot on Shonen Jump+ service on July 19

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Tsutomu Nihei’s APOSIMZ Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2021-06-28 06:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nihei launched manga in 2017

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Lovely Muco’s Takayuki Mizushina Launches New Manga in July

posted on 2021-06-28 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kiri Moya Biyori centers on illustrator with pet dog, cat

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Kakegurui Writer Homura Kawamoto’s Isekai Revenge Manga Canceled After 1 Chapter

posted on 2021-06-28 10:54 EDT by Alex Mateo
Cheat Slayer depicted villains with similar likenesses to other works’ protagonists

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Junji Ito Draws Synopsis Manga For The Lighthouse Film

posted on 2021-06-28 13:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee

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Hatsu Kiss Digital Magazine Shuts Down

posted on 2021-06-28 17:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga in magazine move to Palcy app

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Digital Manga Service Azuki Available Now on Web and iOS

Jun 28th 2021

Seven Seas Licenses Until I Meet My Husband, Survival in Another World with My Mistress! Novels, Manga

posted on 2021-06-29 02:54 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
5 Seconds Before a Witch Falls in Love, The Haunted Bookstore, The Girl in the Arcade manga also licensed

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Kaiju No. 8 Manga Temporarily Switches to Biweekly Schedule

posted on 2021-06-29 04:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

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Tarō Hitsuji’s Furuki Okite no Mahō Kishi Novels Get Manga in July

posted on 2021-06-29 05:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hitsuji launched novel series in December; Yoshihiro Kawabata draws manga

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Takayoshi Kuroda Launches New Buta no Fukushū Manga in July

posted on 2021-06-29 06:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga centers on bullied boy taking revenge in another world

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One Peace Books Launches The Rising of the Shield Hero Audiobook

posted on 2021-06-29 08:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Kurt Kanazawa narrates audiobook version of light novel

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Yoshimi Muneyama’s A3! WINTER Manga Ends in July

posted on 2021-06-29 10:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in August 2020

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Kakegurui Writer Apologizes for Canceled Isekai Revenge Manga

posted on 2021-06-29 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, Reincarnated as a Slime creators respond to controversy

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Seven Seas Licenses Classroom of the Elite, My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story Manga

posted on 2021-06-29 23:11 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: I’m a Wolf, but My Boss is a Sheep!, The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen, GUNBURED × SISTERS manga licensed

MyAnimeList, Honeyfeed Web Novel Contest Removes Controversial Submission Rule After Backlash

posted on 2021-06-30 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Original rules stated that authors waive creative rights through submitting

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Seven Seas Licenses The Muscle Girl Next Door, ‘Hello, Melancholic!’, Witches Manga

posted on 2021-06-30 22:34 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Sheeply Horned Witch Romi, 2.5 Dimensional Seduction manga licensed

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‘Magical Beast Sherbert’ Indie-Developed Manga Series Moves Forward With Crowdfunding Success

Jun 30th 2021

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Tokyo Revengers: 5 Things the Final Manga Arc Should Include

2021-06-30T04:00:00Z
The announcement of Tokyo Revengers’ final manga arc has spurred a laundry list of things that fans would love to see addressed.

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Zettai Karen Children Manga Ends on July 14 After 16 Years

posted on 2021-07-01 00:13 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series premiered in 2005, launched final arc in August 2014

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Yuruyuri Manga Author Provides Character Visual for Singer amatsuuni’s New Project “unichan”

July 01, 2021 12:35am CDT
“A magical girl who can be strengthened by someone’s tears of joy.”

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The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window BL Mystery Manga Gets Sequel Mini-Series

posted on 2021-07-01 07:22 EDT by Egan Loo
3-chapter manga launches on August 6

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Kodansha Comics Licenses The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, Island in a Puddle, More Manga

posted on 2021-07-01 11:02 EDT by Alex Mateo
Also: A Galaxy Next Door, Phantom of the Idol, Wandance, Welcome Back, Alice, Devil Ecstasy

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ANN Review - Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend: Roomies and Romance Volume 1

by Christopher Farris, Jul 1st 2021

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Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch Manga Gets Sequel in August

posted on 2021-07-01 22:28 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch aqua centers on Lucia’s daughter

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Seven Seas Licenses DARLING in the FRANXX, My Deer Friend Nokotan, Monologue Woven For You Manga

posted on 2021-07-01 23:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Weakest Contestant in All Space and Time, Correspondence from the End of the Universe, It’s Just Not My Night manga also licensed

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In Shonen Jump’s The Hunter’s Guild, Little Red Riding Hood Seeks Mass Extinction

2021-07-01T17:00:00Z
The new Shonen Jump series The Hunters Guild: Red Hood is an action-packed fairy tale reimagining with a morally ambiguous Little Red Riding Hood.

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Blue Exorcist Manga Goes on Hiatus Until April, as Kazue Katō Draws Manga of Twelve Kingdoms Author’s Horror Novel

posted on 2021-07-02 02:25 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
6-chapter Eizen Karukaya Kaiitan manga to launch in September

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ANN Review - My Dress-Up Darling GN 3 & 4

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 2nd 2021

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Tokyo Revengers Manga Has Over 25 Million Copies in Circulation

posted on 2021-07-02 14:02 EDT by Alex Mateo
Kodansha cites growing female readership for doubled circulation

J-Novel Club Anime Expo Lite 2021 Announcements

July 03, 2021 5:45pm EDT
Slate leans heavy into light novels with added pulp

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‘86’ Sci-fi War Anime Gets 4-Panel Manga Spinoff

posted on 2021-07-03 15:04 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
cotori draws manga launching on anime’s Twitter, website this month

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Denpa Licenses Ahndongshik’s Renjoh Desperado Action Comedy Manga

posted on 2021-07-03 19:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about wandering samurai woman looking for love ran from 2015-2018

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Seven Seas Entertainment Adds 7 New Manga, 2 Light Novels

posted on 2021-07-03 20:33 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Company will release The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent: The Other Saint, The Duke of Death and His Maid, 6 other titles in 2022

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The 5 Most Creative Isekai Romances to Read on Webtoon

2021-07-03T14:30:00Z
While surviving in a fantasy world can prove difficult, it can also lead to a romantic adventure. Here’s five isekai romance webtoons to read today.

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Third Window Films is Pleased to Announce the Release of Tezuka’s Barbara

Jul 3rd 2021

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Tokyo Revengers Manga Re-Prints Past 25 Million Copies

July 04, 2021 6:31am EDT
The popular TV anime series is being streamed weekly on Crunchyroll

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Nine Dragons Ball Parade Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

posted on 2021-07-04 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Baseball series by Mikiyasu Kamada, Ashibi Fukui launched in February

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Demon Slayer’s ‘Kimetsu Gakuen’ Spinoff Anime Shorts Get Manga

posted on 2021-07-04 11:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hell Warden Higuma’s Natsuki Hokami draws manga premiering on August 4

Viz Media, Manga Plus Release The Hunters Guild: Red Hood, Neru Manga

posted on 2021-07-05 03:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga debuted in 31st, 32nd Weekly Shonen Jump issues over past week

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Sakugan Anime Project Gets Manga This Summer

posted on 2021-07-05 08:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime premieres in October with Crunchyroll stream

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ICv2 Report: Manga Sales Reach All-Time High in 2020

posted on 2021-07-05 12:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Sales pass previous peak in 2007

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Golgo 13 Manga Scores Guinness Record for Most Published Volumes

July 05, 2021 12:17pm CDT
Takao Saito’s assassin manga surpasses Osamu Akimoto’s “KochiKame” with 201 volumes published

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Comikey Media Licenses 10 Shogakukan Manga Series

July 05, 2021 2:00pm CDT
Battle Game in 5 Seconds and more are on the way in English

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futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds 16 Home-Sha Inc. Titles

posted on 2021-07-05 16:00 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Manga Planet manga subscription service acquires Kodansha titles

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Shonen Jump Has a Manga MADE for the Live-Action Treatment

2021-07-05T04:00:00Z
An anime would likely be a hit, but Spy x Family is a manga that could succeed in live-action, where other Shonen Jump series have failed.

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How Blue Lock Uses Real-Life Soccer Stars to Drive Its Plot

2021-07-05T17:15:00Z
Unlike most sports manga, Blue Lock uses real-world soccer stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and more to drive its story.

Aoashi Soccer Manga Gets Spinoff on July 12

posted on 2021-07-06 03:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aoashi Brotherfoot manga focuses on Ashito’s older brother Shun

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Kakushigoto Compilation Anime Film Gets Manga Booklet Bonuses

posted on 2021-07-06 03:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2-booklet Himegoto manga available for theatergoers in film’s 1st 2 weeks

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Impossibility Defense’s Arata Miyatsuki Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-07-06 04:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsugunai Mahō Shōjo Kalenza manga launched on Tuesday

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Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with Special YouTube Program on July 12

July 06, 2021 12:34am EDT
The latest information on the series will also be revealed

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Udon Entertainment Licenses Persona 5 Mementos Mission Manga

posted on 2021-07-06 15:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda & Alex Mateo
Barnes & Noble gets exclusive version of volume 1 with new cover art, poster

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How Webtoon’s Live Comments Take Media Consumption to a New Level

2021-07-07T00:00:00Z
As Webtoon continues to grow in popularity, so does its unique media platform, which is building a community around its readers.

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Persona 5: Mementos Mission Volume 1 Manga Release and Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition Announcement by Udon Entertainment

Jul 7th 2021
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2021-07-07T19:00:00Z

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Sōsō Sakakibara, Yukiaki Kurando’s ‘Jaa, Kimi no Kawari ni Korosō ka?’ Manga Gets Prequel

posted on 2021-07-07 04:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Prequel manga about Amelie launches on August 3

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ASHIDAKA - The Iron Hero Manga Ends in Next Chapter in August

posted on 2021-07-07 05:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ryo Sumiyoshi launched manga in January 2020 with English simulpub

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Stargazing Dog’s Takashi Murakami Ends Pino Manga

posted on 2021-07-07 06:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sci-fi manga about human, robot interacting in pharmaceutical company launched in June 2020

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Ryū Mizunagi’s Witchcraft Works Manga Ends in Volume 17

posted on 2021-07-07 07:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Ryū Mizunagi’s romantic comedy manga launched in 2010, inspired 2014 TV anime

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ANN Review: Mashle: Magic and Muscles GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 7th 2021

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New champion for title of longest-running manga ever, creator explains how he’s lasted this long

2021-07-07T18:00:00Z
Golgo 13 has been killing people for over 50 years, and the series’ longevity is due in part to its artist’s rice-farmer mentality.

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Shangri-La Frontier Manga Streams Anime Promotional Video

posted on 2021-07-07 14:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Yūma Uchida voices Sunraku, Azumi Waki narrates trailer

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Junji Ito’s New Sensor Manga Gets Motion-Comic Trailer

2021-07-07T21:00:00Z
VIZ Media releases an unnerving new motion-comic trailer for Sensor, the upcoming cosmic horror manga from acclaimed author Junji Ito.

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2021-07-07T22:00:00Z

Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! Manga Vol. 1

by Christopher Farris, Jul 8th 2021

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AlphaPolis Launches Alpha Manga App for Smartphones

posted on 2021-07-08 14:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Alpha Manga includes Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy, Gate: Where the JSDF Fought, more

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Yen Press, LibraryPass Distribute Digital Manga to Libraries and Schools Through Comics Plus

posted on 2021-07-08 16:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Service to include Star Wars, Kingdom Hearts, New Japan Academy, Big Hero 6 manga

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Shonen Jump’s Newest Trend Is the Superpowered Odd Couple

2021-07-08T14:00:00Z
Shonen Jump is suddenly full of superpowered odd couples. Is the classic Golden Trio gone for good?

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Fullmetal Alchemist Creator Announces New Manga

2021-07-08T15:00:00Z
Hiromu Arakawa, the acclaimed manga author behind Fullmetal Alchemist, releases the first look at her latest manga series.