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####Bakuman. Manga Gets 2 New Prequel Chapters This Month
posted on 2015-09-10 07:45 EDT
“Bakuman. age 13” short manga will follow Moritaka, Akito before they met

###Shonen Jump Ends Devilyman Manga, Starts New Series on September 2
posted on2015-09-10 06:15 EDT
Moromono no Jijō’s Shun Numa launches Samon-kun wa Summoner manga

###Nisekoi Manga Gets Special Marika Chapter in October
posted on 2015-09-10 08:30 EDT
Character had won “True Real Heroine Playoffs” contest at event in August

###Yen Press Licenses Akame Ga Kill! Zero Manga
posted on 2015-09-10 12:35 EDT
Prequel manga centers on Akame

###Kickstarter to Give Barefoot Gen Manga to Schools, Libraries Reaches Goal
posted on 2015-09-10 14:30 EDT
Last Gasp Publishing to distribute 4,000 copies of first-person account of Hiroshima bombing

###Strike Witches: Kurenai no Majo-tachi Manga Ends
posted on 2015-09-10 17:30 EDT
Manga about the 504th Joint Fighter Wing by Atsuto Shinozuka

###Yen Press to Offer Servant × Service Manga in Print
posted on 2015-09-10 18:30 EDT
Civil servant comedy manga gets 2-in-1 omnibus volumes starting in April

[size=16]Takeshi Kitano to Launch Online Magazine[/size]
posted on 2015-09-12 11:15 EDT by Lynzee Lamb
Publication will collect poems, column, manga

[size=16]Kazune Kawahara’s Aozora Yell Manga to End in November[/size]
posted on 2015-09-12 12:00 EDT
My Love Story!! creator’s high school romance series launched in 2008

[size=16]Baby & Me Tops Best of Hana to Yume Poll[/size]
posted on 2015-09-12 19:15 EDT by Lynzee Lamb

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/12/ancient-magus-bride-manga-to-get-drama-cd
September 12, 2015 7:55pm CDT
Seiko Yoshida (Madoka Magica’s Kyōsuke) narrated a promo for the series

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/12/dark-horse-schedules-releases-of-fatezero-manga-and-berserk-authors-sci-fi-giganto-maxia
September 12, 2015 8:45pm CDT
'“The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service:” Omnibus Edition Book Three and “Vampire Hunter D” Volume 23: Iriya the Berserker

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/12-1/at-age-77-manga-author-leiji-matsumoto-dreams-of-space-travel
September 12, 2015 9:35pm CDT
Matsumoto spoke about his memories and hopes in an interview for “Aniho Radio!” program

[size=16]The List: 7 Dessert-Obsessed Manga[/size]
posted on Sep 12th 2015
by Lynzee Lamb / ANN

###Mari Okazaki Ends Zutto Dokushin de Iru Tsumori Manga
posted on 2015-09-13 01:00 EDT
Suppli creator’s manga is based on essays about being a single woman

###Inio Asano, Kumiko Suekane, More to Start New Manga in Hibana Magazine
posted on 2015-09-13 07:00 EDT
Daisuke Igarashi, Mengo Yokoyari start manga; Gen Urobuchi’s light novel gets manga adaptation

###S.A’s Maki Minami Launches Koi wa Hito no Hoka Manga
posted on 2015-09-13 11:30 EDT
“Bewitching romance” series revolves around young woman who made a promise as a child

###Gakuen Alice’s Higuchi Ends Anne no Magomago Tosho Land Manga
posted on 2015-09-13 17:45 EDT
Author launched fantasy series in Hana to Yume magazine in August 2014

###“Ultraman” Manga Authors Prepare New “Getter Robo” Series
September 13, 2015 10:45pm CDT
Ongoing start in January issue of “Bessatsu Shonen Champion”

[size=16]Shonen Jump+, Animax’s Scenario Writing Award Winner Announced[/size]
posted on 2015-09-14 04:30 EDT
“Luger Code 1951” story by Ryōto Hagi will receive manga this year, anime adaptation in 2016

[size=16]Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman Gets Manga by Eat-Man’s Yoshitomi & Novel[/size]
posted on 2015-09-14 07:07 EDT
Anime’s writer also pens prequel novel Treacheries ~Uragirimono-tachi~

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-919061/marathon-time-cobra-the-animation-manga-25
Sept 14, 2015

We’ve unfortunately got some titles whose licenses are expiring at the end of this month, September 30, and will therefore be returning back to the Crunchy vault, so don’t miss your chance to catch these titles before they go back!

Cobra the Animation
Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun OVA
Cobra the Animation: Time Drive

Cobra is very well-known space pirate, but decides to change his face and to clear all his memories.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/15-1/igano-kabamaru-manga-sequel-to-be-released-as-one-shot-tankobon-in-october
September 15, 2015 3:50am CDT
First 32 pages will be published in Monthly You November issue

[size=16]Interview: Kodansha Advanced Media on the Future of Manga[/size]
by Deb Aoki, Sep 15th 2015

[size=16]Kodansha Comics Teases ‘Biggest’ Attack on Titan Manga Announcement for NYCC[/size]
posted on 2015-09-15 18:30 EDT

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2015/09/15/feature-monthly-mangaka-spotlight-3-oh-great
September 15, 2015 9:05pm CDT
A look at the works of Japan’s perverted master of sexy battle manga

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/16-1/overlord-anime-cast-promote-latest-log-horizon-releases
September 16, 2015 12:55pm CDT
Ainz Ooal Gown and Albedo travel into Elder Tales ahead of “Log Horizon” volume 10 release

[size=16]ANN Interview: Mangaka Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi[/size]
by Deb Aoki, Sep 17th 2015

One of Japan’s most recognizable and popular superheroes received a major reboot, courtesy of two artists with some wildly creative ideas on how to bring Ultraman into the 21st Century. Deb Aoki chats with both artists and their editors for some real insight.

###Press Release: Viz Media Launches New Supernatural Shojo Manga Series QQ SWEEPER
Sep 18th 2015
Paranormal Romantic Adventure About Soul Cleaners By The Creator Of DENGEKI DAISY Launches In October

###House of Five Leaves’ Author Ono Begins Lady and Oldman Manga
posted on 2015-09-18 19:30 EDT
Series about two people solving cases in 1960’s LA


###Press Release: Digital Manga, Inc. to Crowdfund Wonder 3 by Osamu Tezuka, The Creator of Astro Boy
Sep 18th 2015

###Digital Manga to Launch Kickstarter to Publish Tezuka’s Wonder Three Manga
posted on 2015-09-22 04:00 EDT
Campaign also aims to fund printing of “The Film Lives On” manga short

a show bout food? Yeah Sentai, you know ya want.
Now give us Wakakozake.

###Shinobu Ohtaka’s Magi Fantasy Manga Enters Final Arc
posted on 2015-09-19 04:15 EDT
Special TV program to air on September 29 with ‘latest information’ about franchise

###DMP’s Juné Manga To Add 24 Yaoi Manga Titles Digitally
posted on 2015-09-19 18:07 EDT
Releases will be “slightly” censored

###Viz’s SuBLime Adds Ten Count, Midnight Stranger, Don’t Be Cruel Manga
posted on 2015-09-19 19:30 EDT
Manga by Rihito Takarai, Bohra Naono, Yonezou Nekota

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/20/my-love-story-manga-cover-mimics-live-action-poster
September 20, 2015 8:30am CDT
Manga collection to the released October 3, then movie due the 31st

[size=16]Dark Horse Plans to ‘Increase Output of Japanese Titles At Least 25% in 2016’[/size]
posted on 2015-09-20 09:30 EDT
Dave Marshall replaces Scott Allie as company’s editor in chief

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/20-1/video-persona-5-artist-goes-to-work-in-an-hour-long-demonstration
September 20, 2015 3:40pm CDT
Watch “Persona” series artist Shigenori Soejima work on an illustration

###“Yowamushi Pedal” Manga Author on Cover of Japanese Bicycle Magazine
September 21, 2015 11:45pm CDT
Special issue comes with collaboration stickers

[size=16]Ai Yori Aoshi’s Fumizuki Launches Boku to Rune to Aoarashi Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-23 13:25 EDT
Series follows an artist who’s life is changed when he meets a girl

[size=16]Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen Manga Launches This Winter[/size]
posted on 2015-09-23 15:00 EDT
New manga adapts 4th arc of The Irregular at Magic High School novel series

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/23-1/soul-eater-authors-enen-no-shouboutai-manga-starts
September 23, 2015 3:05pm CDT
Sci-fi firefighting series launching in September 23rd’s Weekly Shonen Magazine’s 2015 issue 43

[size=16]Himōto! Umaru-chan Manga Has 2 Million Copies in Print[/size]
posted on 2015-09-23 19:30 EDT

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/23/aria-manga-perfect-edition-to-be-released-monthly-in-seven-volumes
September 23, 2015 10:45pm PDT
1st volume will go on sale on November 10

[size=16]Hajimete no Kōshien Manga Creator Masaki Himura Passes Away[/size]
posted on 2015-09-24 02:30 EDT
Manga creator also known for Shindere Shōjo to Kodoku na Shinigami, Nyūin Note

[size=16]Bakuman, Death Note Creators Launch Platinum End Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-24 05:00 EDT
“Story of angel & human” launches in Jump SQ. magazine on November 4

[size=16]Princess Jellyfish Manga Heads Toward Final Chapter[/size]
posted on 2015-09-24 13:45 EDT
Creator Akiko Higashimura resumed series in July

[size=16]Kadokawa’s English BookWalker App to Relaunch With Light Novels[/size]
posted on 2015-09-24 15:00 EDT
eBook platform to add 700 new manga and prose titles

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/24/final-chapter-of-knights-of-sidonia-manga-published
September 24, 2015 4:26pm CDT
Final chapter released in September 25th’s November issue of manga magazine “Afternoon”

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/09/24-1/young-animal-magazine-celebrates-march-comes-in-like-a-lion-adaptation-plans
September 24, 2015 5:11pm CDT
The September 25th release was accompanied by a bonus B6 clear file and day planner stick

###Selector Infected Wixoss -Re/verse- Manga Ends in October
posted on 2015-09-26 05:45 EDT
Selector Infected Wixoss spinoff manga by Meki Meki launched in August 2014

###Ai Tenchi Muyo! Manga Ends in October
posted on 2015-09-26 06:45 EDT
Haruna Nakazato launched manga adapting series of anime shorts last November

###Osamu Kaneko’s Slime Mori Mori Manga Ends
posted on 2015-09-26 07:45 EDT
Manga’s 11th and final volume slated for December 4

###One Week Friends’ Hazuki Launches Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame ni Manga on October 22
posted on 2015-09-26 08:45 EDT
Square Enix also previews romantic manga in bookstore pamphlet

###Final Ojamajo Doremi Light Novel Volume Shows Adult Doremi
posted on 2015-09-26 20:30 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

[size=16]Resident Evil/Biohazard: heavenly island Manga Goes on 3-Month Hiatus[/size]
posted on 2015-09-27 04:45 EDT
Manga based on survival horror game series returns on January 7

[size=16]Assassination Classroom Gets Spinoff Manga Series[/size]
posted on 2015-09-27 11:30 EDT
Koro-sensei Q! to launch on Friday with title teacher becoming a demon king

[size=16]Death Note/Bakuman Creators Show New Platinum End Manga’s Color Image[/size]
posted on 2015-09-27 22:00 EDT
Protagonist unveiled in story of human & angel launching on November 4

[size=16]Shiki’s Ryu Fujisaki Launches New Legend of the Galactic Heroes Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-28 05:30 EDT
Manga based on Yoshiki Tanaka’s space opera novel series debuts on October 8

[size=16]Missions of Love’s Ema Toyama Starts Aoba-kun ni Kikitai koto Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-29 03:00 EDT
Manga about unrequited love between boy & girl debuts on November 2

[size=16]KyoAni Award-Winning Novel Violet Evergarden to Ship on December 25[/size]
posted on 2015-10-01 00:00 EDT

[size=16]Gintama Manga Takes 2-Week Break Due to Author’s Sudden Illness[/size]
posted on 2015-10-01 04:30 EDT

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/10/01/school-live-manga-has-12-million-copies-in-print
October 01, 2015 4:15am CDT
But TV anime Blu-ray 1st volume sold only 1,308 units in its first week

[size=16]Sakigake!! Otoko Juku Official Spinoff Swaps All-Male Cast for All-Female[/size]
posted on 2015-10-01 13:45 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga
This vintage manga receives a modernized update, getting in touch with its feminine side.

[size=16]Press Release: Viz Media Delivers New Complete Manga Series Box Set Editions for Claymore and Rosario+Vampire[/size]
Oct 2nd 2015
Dark Fantasy Manga Series Box Set Debuts This Month Followed By Cheeky Supernatural Action In November; Each Set Contains 20+ Manga Volumes Along With Exclusive Bonus Premiums!

[size=16]Press Release: Viz Media’s Haikasoru Imprint Debuts Hanzai Japan Short Story Anthology[/size]
Oct 2nd 2015
New Short Story Collection From Haikasoru’s Anthology Series Features 16 Crime And Mystery Works From A Vanguard Of Critically Acclaimed Japanese And Western Authors

[size=16]Digital Manga Launches Kickstarter to Publish Tezuka’s Wonder 3 Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-10-02 23:20 EDT
Tezuka’s The Film Lives On manga also included as stretch goal for Kickstarter seeking US$46,500