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KADOKAWA’s Manga & Light Novel Library Reopens with 35,000 Books

July 09, 2021 1:25am EDT
18 Japanese publishers are cooperating with this world’s largest light novel library

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ANN Review - Ragna Crimson GN 2

by Grant Jones, Jul 9th 2021

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VIZ Announces Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Manga and More

July 09, 2021 12:58pm CDT
New Kazuo Umezz book, Uzumaki coloring book… there’s a lot to look forward to

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Publishers, Retailers Comment on Current Manga Shortages

2021-07-09T15:30:00Z
Popular manga such as Attack on Titan and Chainsaw Man have been sold out for months, and industry experts say the shortages aren’t over yet.

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Demon Slayer Spinoff Stories of Water and Flame Announced

2021-07-09T19:45:00Z
More stories set in the world of Demon Slayer are set to arrive when Viz releases the spinoff manga Stories of Water and Flame later next year.

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Shonen Jump: Why Witch Watch Is Hexing Its Magical Competition

2021-07-09T19:45:00Z
Shonen Jump’s Witch Watch subverts expectations for its genre, characters and tone, making it a fresher magic manga experience than its competition.

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Viz Announces Star Wars Tribute Book Featuring 45 Manga Artists

2021-07-09T20:45:00Z
Star Wars: Tribute to Star Wars, a newly announced artbook from VIZ Media, will feature artwork from 45 manga artists, including Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

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My Hero Academia, Chainsaw Man 3 More Manga Rank on NYT July Bestseller List

posted on 2021-07-09 18:00 EDT by Adriana Hazra

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The Misfit of Demon King Academy Manga Canceled Due to Author’s Illness

posted on 2021-07-10 17:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author Kayaharuka undergoes treatment for pancreatic cancer

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Review: As the Villainess, I Reject These Happy-Bad Endings! (Novel)

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 10th 2021

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2021-07-10T20:45:00Z

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Sukeban Deka Gets New Manga Spinoff in August

posted on 2021-07-10 19:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga centers on Takanoha High School student Asami

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Oh dear lord!

:pray::pray::pray:

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My Hero Academia Ranks #1 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan June List

posted on 2021-07-11 00:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Manga takes all top 20 spots with volumes of Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, Death Note, Attack on Titan, SPY x FAMILY, Uzumaki, The Promised Neverland, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun on list

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Tesla Note Manga Switches to Magazine Pocket App

posted on 2021-07-11 05:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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Demon Slayer Gets New Novel on July 16

posted on 2021-07-11 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New novel adapts manga, upcoming anime’s Entertainment District Arc

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Beast Complex Manga Gets New Short Story

posted on 2021-07-11 13:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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Ryōji Minagawa, Fukurō Izumi’s “Dante” Ocean King Manga Ends in August

posted on 2021-07-11 15:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga set in 18th century during European Age of Sail debuted in December 2015

I’m Standing on a Million Lives Manga Gets Novel

posted on 2021-07-12 04:05 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Sawako Hirabayashi penned novel that launched on Friday

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Law of Ueki Author Ends Ponkotsu-chan Kenshōchū Manga in 10th Volume

posted on 2021-07-12 05:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2019, 10th volume ships on August 18

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Kenji Saito, Haruto Hino’s Samayoeru Tenseisha-tachi no Revival Game Manga Ends

posted on 2021-07-12 08:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Trinity Seven writer, Takunomi. author launched in 2019

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Shiwo Komeyama’s Umeidō Hiyo to Danna-sama no Yabō Manga Ends

posted on 2021-07-12 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bloody Cross author’s manga about futuristic maid launched in 2016

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Comikey Service to Release 8 Shogakukan Manga in English Digitally

posted on 2021-07-12 15:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga include Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting, Killer in Love, Killer Vamp, Reptile Secrets, more

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Defying Kurosaki-kun Manga Reaches Climax

posted on 2021-07-12 17:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga’s 1st part of final chapter launches on August 12

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Bloody Monday’s Kōji Megumi Finishes Drawing Final Chapter of Kangibanka Manga

posted on 2021-07-12 17:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga based on Shōgo Imamura’s Jinkan novel debuted in November

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Gurazeni Spinoff Manga Takes Break for Artist’s Health

posted on 2021-07-12 18:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Gurazeni: Natsunosuke no Seishun manga launched in March 2020

ICv2: COVID-19, Supply Chain Issues Cause Manga Shortage in N. America

posted on 2021-07-13 00:20 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Publishers Weekly: issues will cause supply chain challenges in book industry into 2022

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Shin Shinchō Kōki Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2021-07-13 07:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about clones of Japanese warlords in high school of delinquents launched in 2019

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Kyōtarō Azuma Launches New The King of Fighters Manga About Shingo

posted on 2021-07-13 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launches on July 19

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Me & Roboco’s Heroine Becomes Real-Life AI for Manga’s 1st Anniversary

posted on 2021-07-13 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
LINE chat bot launched on Monday

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One Piece to Feature Where’s Waldo? Crossover in July 19 Weekly Shonen Jump Issue

posted on 2021-07-13 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Sou-Bou-Tei Kowasu Beshi Manga Ends on July 21

posted on 2021-07-14 09:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Manga will end in 25th volume this summer

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Law of Ueki Author Ends Ponkotsu-chan Kenshōchū Manga on July 21

posted on 2021-07-14 10:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

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Beastars’ Paru Itagaki Pens New Sanda Manga

posted on 2021-07-14 12:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga about declining birth rate launches on July 21

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ANN Review - Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 14th 2021

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The Promised Neverland Creators Announce New Project for Series’ Anniversary

2021-07-14T14:45:00Z
The creators of The Promised Neverland manga will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the acclaimed manga’s release by publishing a new work.

Shueisha to Replace All Reproduction Demon Slayer Chapter Manuscripts After Gotouge Intervened

July 15, 2021 2:21am CDT
The reproductions were sold at Jump Festa Online and through Weekly Shonen Jump

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion Manga Ends in August

posted on 2021-07-15 09:59 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga’s 8th part debuted in May 2011

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Tokyopop Licenses Ayako Noda’s Double Manga

posted on 2021-07-15 14:50 EDT by Alex Mateo
1st volume debuts digitally in September, physically on January 25

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Bloody Monday’s Kōji Megumi’s Kangibanka Manga Ends

posted on 2021-07-15 17:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga’s 4th, final volume ships on September 16

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Shadows House Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2021-07-15 18:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga returns on August 26

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10 Types of Anime Drawing Styles That Artists Should Know About!

2021-07-14T23:00:00Z

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Jujutsu Kaisen Set to Return From Hiatus

2021-07-15T13:45:00Z
After taking a break for health reasons, creator Gege Akutami and the Jujutsu Kaisen manga are set to return to the pages of Shonen Jump.

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Chainsaw Man Creator to Release New Story on Shonen Jump+

2021-07-15T15:50:00Z
A new feature length, one-shot manga from Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto is set to premiere on the online Shonen Jump+ service.

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International Comic/Manga School Contest - Winning Student Entries Selected from Among 1,245 Schools in 85 Countries and Regions

Jul 15th 2021

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Jujutsu Kaisen Manga to Resume on August 2 After Hiatus for Health Reasons

posted on 2021-07-15 23:11 EDT by Egan Loo
Creator Gege Akutami had said hiatus would last around a month

Chōyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi Manga’s Creator Kei Sugita Teases Return

posted on 2021-07-16 12:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Sugita had taken break due to medical treatment

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Yen Press Announces Additional Titles For Yen Audio Imprint

July 16, 2021 12:09pm CDT
Introductory panel being held at VCRX next month

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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga Gets Spinoff After Finale

posted on 2021-07-16 21:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Main manga ended on Friday after running for over 6 years

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Let’s Play & SubZero: Catch up on the Two Popular Series Returning to Webtoon

2021-07-16T04:00:00Z
Two of Webtoon’s most popular romance series, Let’s Play and SubZero, have returned from hiatus. Here’s what you may have missed.

Comikey Releases Promise Cinderella, Cursed Sword, Record of Ragnarok, More Manga

posted on 2021-07-17 23:51 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga publisher to also release Girl Crush, Beneath the Mask manga in August

Shaman King’s Hiroyuki Takei Launches Mini 4 King Manga With Artist Yūki Imada

posted on 2021-07-18 03:48 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga centers on kids who race Laser Mini 4WD cars

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Ichigo Takano’s Orange Manga Gets New Chapter About Azusa

posted on 2021-07-18 04:17 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st new work in manga in 4 years launched on Friday

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Yen Press Reveals Audiobook Voices for Sword Art Online, Overlord, The Saga of Tanya the Evil Novels

posted on 2021-07-18 07:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Yen Audio will host Virtual Crunchyroll Expo panel in August

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Harvey Awards Nominate Chainsaw Man, Remina, 3 More Manga

posted on 2021-07-18 09:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Asadora!, Boys Run the Riot, SPY x FAMILY manga also nominated

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Dr. Stone Manga Takes 1-Issue Break So Authors Can Do Research

posted on 2021-07-18 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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Promised Neverland Creators, My Hero Academia Each Get 1-Shot in Shonen Jump

posted on 2021-07-18 11:20 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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Kochikame Manga Gets 201st Volume in October

posted on 2021-07-18 11:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New volume to compile 1-shots published in last 5 years since manga ended

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One Piece Manga Tops 490 Million in Circulation Worldwide

posted on 2021-07-18 12:45 EDT by Egan Loo
Volume 100 celebration includes space project, Where’s Waldo crossover, more

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Why Romance Webtoons Often Star Impoverished Female Leads

2021-07-18T04:00:00Z
Popular romance webtoons often feature financially struggling female leads - here’s what makes their storylines so compelling.

Karino Takatsu’s Dust Box 2.5 Manga Ends on August 6

posted on 2021-07-19 06:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Working!! manga author’s manga about voice actors launched in 2015

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Atsuko Nanba: Protagonists’ Story in Come on-a My House Manga Nears End

posted on 2021-07-19 09:15 EDT by Adriana Hazra
6th compiled volume will ship in winter 2021

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Hiroya Oku’s Gigant Manga Ends in 10th Volume

posted on 2021-07-19 11:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Gantz, Inuyashiki author launched manga in 2017

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The Grim Reaper and an Argent Cavalier’s Irono Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-07-19 11:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ryū no Hanayome Okotawari manga launches on August 18

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ANN Review - Shino Can’t Say Her Name GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 19th 2021

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Sayori Ochiai’s Gingitsune Manga Returns from Hiatus

posted on 2021-07-19 16:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga went on hiatus in January

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Kakegurui’s Homura Kawamoto Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-07-19 17:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga about isekai princess launches on August 19

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Monsters Manga by One Piece Creator to Be Adapted Into Voiced Comic

2021-07-19T04:00:00Z
Weekly Shonen Jump will adapt One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda’s 27 year old manga one-shot into a voice comic for its YouTube channel.

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My Hero Academia One-Shot Special Coming to Shonen Jump

2021-07-19T04:00:00Z
Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announces a brand new My Hero Academia one-shot by Yoko Akiyama, writer of series spinoff My Heroine Academia.

Viz Media, Manga Plus Publish Chainsaw Man Author’s New 140-Page 1-Shot in English

posted on 2021-07-20 03:38 EDT by Adriana Hazra
1-shot titled Look Back launched on Sunday

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Satanophany Manga by Deathtopia’s Yoshinobu Yamada Enters Final Stage

posted on 2021-07-20 05:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about normal girl in prison full of murderous women launched in 2017

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Legendary Comics Announces New Anime Companion Graphic Novel Pacific Rim: Blackout, Revealing the Cover, and a New Pacific Rim: Ultimate Omnibus Collection

Jul 20th 2021
Now available for pre-order exclusively on Kickstarter, the graphic novel tells an all-new adventure featuring fan favorite Herc Hansen in a prequel story based on the hit Netflix Original Anime Series “Pacific Rim: The Black” and the Omnibus Collection brings four past stories together in one volume for the first time

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Terraformars’ Kenichi Tachibana Draws New Sci-Fi Manga Gigantis

posted on 2021-07-20 11:45 EDT by Alex Mateo
Story about mysterious creature launches on August 4

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Yen Press Announces Kingdom Hearts: The Novel Collector’s Edition

Jul 20th 2021
A Limited-Edition Box Set Collecting the Novel Adaptations of the Iconic Video Game Series

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CBR Review: Taiyo Matsumoto’s No. 5, Vol. 1 Is a Confusing Superhero Manga for Most Tastes

2021-07-20T19:30:00Z
Taiyo Matsumoto’s No. 5 is being reprinted by Viz Media, but inconsistent art and confusing storytelling make it hard to love.

Senyū’s Robinson Haruhara Launches New Manga

posted on 2021-07-21 03:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Majin Reino to Sennen no Fūin full color comedy manga launches on Wednesday

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Pani Poni’s Hekiru Hikawa Launches New Manga in August

posted on 2021-07-21 04:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kaori-san wa Tensei Shitemo Kenka ga Shitai centers on dark lord, hero reincarnated as high school students

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Renta! Announces August Manga Release Dates

Jul 21st 2021

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Natsume Ono Launches The Gamesters Manga With ‘Chapter 0’ in August

posted on 2021-07-21 06:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Full serialization of manga about millionaire, apartment doorman in plot launches this winter

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Genzaburo Yoshino’s How Do You Live? Novel Inspiring Ghibli Film Gets English Release in October

posted on 2021-07-21 07:15 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Bruno Navasky translates novel, Neil Gaiman writes foreword

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Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Haruna Ikezawa, Ultraman Z Win at 52nd Seiun Sci-Fi Awards

posted on 2021-07-21 07:37 EDT by Egan Loo
Jyōji Hayashi’s Logistics of Star System Izumo novel wins “Best Japanese Long Story” award

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BookWalker to Release She’s Adopted a High School Boy! Manga on August 3

posted on 2021-07-21 08:15 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Company to also release “Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? The A+ Full Color Lesson Book!”

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Romance Manga Depicts “New Normal” of Mask Wearing

posted on 2021-07-21 10:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
In Akito Aihara’s new manga, just showing your mouth to someone of the opposite sex has a special significance

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ANN Review - My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Novel 9

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 21st 2021

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Battery Manga Ends in September

posted on 2021-07-21 15:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga based on Atsuko Asano’s baseball novels launched in 2005

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HarperVia Publishes The Tatami Galaxy Novel & Sequel in English in 2022, 2023

posted on 2021-07-21 22:09 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Emily Balistrieri translates Tomihiko Morimi’s novels

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Tokyo Revengers Manga Tops 32 Million Copies in Circulation

posted on 2021-07-22 04:34 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga’s TV anime premiered on April 10, live-action film opened on July 9 at #1

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Blackguard Manga by Devils’ Line’s Ryo Hanada Ends With 5th Volume

posted on 2021-07-22 18:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga debuted in September 2019

Sora Inoue, Namiryū Takano Launch New Short Manga

posted on 2021-07-23 10:45 EDT by Alex Mateo
Reisui to Shakunetsu no Aida launches on August 12

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ANN Review - Reborn to Master the Blade Novel 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 23rd 2021

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Yen Press Licenses 2 Manga, 2 Light Novels for January 2022

posted on 2021-07-23 13:20 EDT by Alex Mateo
Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, From the Red Fog, more

A Couple of Cuckoos’ Miki Yoshikawa Launches New Manga in October

posted on 2021-07-24 05:54 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga is titled Hiiragi-san no Kyūketsu Jijō

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Akitaka’s Ochikazuki ni Naritai Miyazen-san Manga Ends in August

posted on 2021-07-24 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga’s magazine, web versions to both end

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Stellar Witch LIP☆S’ Kotoko Ichi Launches New Manga in September

posted on 2021-07-24 11:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kono Kiss wa Kimi wo Korosu Made manga centers on girl who meets demon in her dreams

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Hiroshi Motomiya Ends Takeki Ōgon no Kuni: Inō Tadataka Manga

posted on 2021-07-24 13:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga’s 2 compiled book volumes ship on October 19

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Junji Ito’s Remina, Venus in the Blind Spot Manga Win Eisner Awards

posted on 2021-07-24 14:15 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo also won Best Continuing Series, Best Lettering

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Udon Entertainment to Publish Rose of Versailles Episodes Manga

posted on 2021-07-24 14:56 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Epilogue manga will ship as 2-volume omnibus in late spring 2022