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Noragami Manga Resumes in June After Year-Long Hiatus

posted on 2018-04-27 00:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga went into extended hiatus last year due to Adachitoka member recovering from illness

Kiyohiko Azuma’s “Yotsuba&!” Manga Has 16.7 Million Copies in Print Worldwide

April 27, 2018 3:05am CDT
Over three million copies have been printed outside of Japan

Aria Magazine Manga Series’ Fates Revealed

posted on 2018-04-27 14:15 EDT by Karen Ressler
Alice in Murderland, Mermaid Boys, more continue

Honey and Clover Characters Appear in March Comes in like a lion Manga

posted on 2018-04-27 14:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Fire Emblem Fates Manga About Leo Approaches Finale

posted on 2018-04-28 13:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga spinoff of game launched in January 2017

WorldEnd (SukaSuka) Manga Ends in May

posted on 2018-04-28 15:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of Akira Kareno’s light novel series launched in June 2016

“Overlord” Light Novels Log off Until 2019

April 28, 2018 2:35pm CDT
Volume 14 expected sometime next year

Negiho’s YUI Ends Dekisokonai no Monster Trainer Manga

posted on 2018-04-28 17:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
4th volume of manga adaptation of Takumi Minami light novel series slated for May 23

Sgt. Frog Manga Offers Easter Island Moai-Inspired Mini Statues

posted on 2018-04-28 20:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


ANN Review - Infinite Dendrogram Novels 3 & 4

by Rebecca Silverman, Apr 29th 2018

“Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online” Novel Reaches One Million Copies in Print

April 29, 2018 9:50pm CDT
Its TV anime adaptation is now available on Crunchyroll


Golosseum’s Yasushi Baba Launches Ride On King Manga

posted on 2018-04-30 01:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about president who sets out to “ride” fantasy world launches on May 26

City Hunter Gets Spinoff Manga About Umibōzu

posted on 2018-04-30 10:20 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
IPPO’s est em launches series about café owner, his customers

Cactus’s Secret’s Nana Haruta Launches New Manga

posted on 2018-04-30 13:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Haruta concluded Tsubasa to Hotaru manga in December

Mikoto Asou Ends Soko o Nantoka Shōjo Lawyer Manga

posted on 2018-04-30 16:15 EDT by Karen Ressler
Series began in 2007, inspired 2 live-action series

Hitomi Takano’s My Boy Manga Changes Publishers, Magazines

posted on 2018-04-30 18:15 EDT by Karen Ressler

Yōichi Takahashi Draws ‘Captain Tsubasa Memories’ 1-Shot Spinoff

posted on 2018-04-30 21:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman and Karen Ressler
Story takes place in Tsubasa’s elementary school years


Cloth Road’s okama Draws Manga Adaptation of Fantasy Novels

posted on 2018-05-01 09:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Story centers on swordsman, mage who spare each other in war

DIVE!! Manga’s Masahiro Ikeno Launches Fantasy Series on May 26

posted on 2018-05-01 10:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Adapted story centers on warrior driven out of hero’s party

Vice & Luna - It All Returns to Nothing

May 1st 2018

Ayumi Komura Ends Kami-sama no Ekohiiki Manga

posted on 2018-05-01 12:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
5th volume ships on June 25 with 1-shot “prototype” for manga

Takatoshi Nakamura, Kiyotsugu Yamagata’s Märchen Mädchen Manga Ends

posted on 2018-05-01 13:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on light novel series by late author Tomohiro Matsu launched last October

ANN Review - Perfect World GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, May 1st 2018

The Thousand Noble Musketeers Game Gets Manga in June

posted on 2018-05-01 21:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Smartphone game about anthropomorphized black powder weapons also inspires anime this summer


2 New Manga Launch in Shonen Jump This Month

posted on 2018-05-02 00:32 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Masayoshi Satoshō, Kazusa Inaoka ran similar manga in Jump Giga

Shogako Tachibana’s Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A Spinoff Manga Ends

posted on 2018-05-02 11:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff of Aria the Scarlet Ammo novels inspired anime in 2015

Clover’s Tetsuhiro Hirakawa, Hakaiju’s Shingo Honda Draw 1-Shot Manga for Crows Tribute Project

posted on 2018-05-02 12:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Crows Zero II spinoff, Saiko horror manga writer contribute to new 1-shot collection

Nobunaga no Shinobi’s Naoki Shigeno Ends Uchi no Daikazoku Manga in June

posted on 2018-05-02 13:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Family comedy manga about single father, 8 children launched in 2004

One Manga Author is Teaching His Craft to Prisoners

posted on 2018-05-02 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Anne Happy’s Cotoji Launches Seirei-sama no Nangi na Nichijō Series

posted on 2018-05-02 21:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga about fire spirit originally ran as 3-chapter guest series

Viz Media Releases First Volume of the RWBY Official Manga Anthology Series

May 2nd 2018


Megami Magazine, Otomedia Magazines Get Electronic Editions

posted on 2018-05-03 06:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Both magazines’ June issues are 1st with electronic editions

Twin Signal Manga Sequel’s Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Main, Stretch Goals

posted on 2018-05-03 07:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Stretch goal brings project’s total chapters to 15

My Sweet Tyrant Creator Waka Kakitsubata Launches New Manga

posted on 2018-05-03 14:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Kadokawa’s new label also launches manga by Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san creator

eigoMANGA Publishes ‘Vanguard Princess’ Video Game As A Comic Book Series

May 3rd 2018


ANN Review - Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream Novel

by Rebecca Silverman, May 4th 2018

Manga Answerman - Does Buying English-Language Manga Releases Support the Mangaka?

by Deb Aoki, May 4th 2018

Shonen Jump Kicks off Shonen Hero Fan Art Contest

May 04, 2018 5:15pm CDT
Draw your faves for a chance at cash, goods, and jobs!


ANN Review: Mononoke Sharing GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, May 5th 2018

Tokyo Station Displays Yotsuba&! Manga’s Original Manuscript Pages

posted on 2018-05-05 17:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Japanese manga strip fetches record price at Paris auction

May 6, 2018 at 06:29 am JST / Japan Today

ANN Review: Spice & Wolf Volume 19: Spring Log II

by Theron Martin, May 6th 2018


Kengo Hanazawa’s New Manga’s Title, July Debut Revealed

posted on 2018-05-07 00:30 EDT / ANN
New manga tentatively titled Under Ninja, switches to Young Magazine

Top writer opens manga academy to nurture talent in his hometown

May 7, 2018 at 08:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

KANTA ON MANGA / Previously hidden episodes show beloved Sazae-san in a new light

10:51 am, May 07, 2018 / The Japan News

ANN Review: Obsessions of an Otome Gamer eBook 1 - Elementary School Years

by Rebecca Silverman, May 7th 2018

Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series (March - May 2018)

posted on 2018-05-07 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Black Clover, Food Wars, Chihayafuru, Naruto, Golden Kamuy, Overlord, Sound! Euphonium, Log Horizon, more

Daijiro Morohoshi’s Manga Book Wins Japan Cartoonists Association Award

posted on 2018-05-07 11:20 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Gengoroh Tagame’s My Brother’s Husband manga wins excellence award

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Preview Momiji no Kisetsu Manga

posted on 2018-05-07 12:46 EDT by Karen Ressler
Masayoshi Satosho’s series premieres next week in Shonen Jump

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

posted on 2018-05-07 16:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Tokyo Ghoul:re, Attack on Titan, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul also rank

We Never Learn Manga’s Lead Heroines Ranked in Jump Polls

posted on 2018-05-07 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Fist of the North Star’s Buronson Opens Manga Academy in Hometown

posted on 2018-05-07 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Digital Manga Merges eManga, Akadot Retail Websites

posted on 2018-05-07 21:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Company advises eManga customers to back up purchases


Attack on Titan: Junior High Manga Gets 3 New Chapters

posted on 2018-05-08 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New chapters of Attack on Titan comedy spinoff debut in June-August

Comico Appoints Ushio & Tora Editor Musha as Editor-in-Chief

posted on 2018-05-08 14:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Musha previously worked at Shogakukan for 30+ years

Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider Creator Ishinomori’s Early Shōjo Manga Gets Limited Reprint

posted on 2018-05-08 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Sugar Sugar Rune’s Moyoco Anno Holds 1st Large-Scale Exhibition in Fukuoka

posted on 2018-05-08 20:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Zero Takes the Lead in “Detective Conan” Spinoff Manga

May 08, 2018 8:25pm EDT
“ZERO’s Tea Time” launches this month


Jump magazine releases YouTube style app for manga, gives 100% ad revenue to content creators

May 9, 2018 / Sora News 24
Jump Rookie may be the best thing to happen to manga since big glassy eyes


Baki Gaiden - Scarface Spinoff Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2018-05-10 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff about Kaoru Hanayama launched in 2004, relaunched in 2014

Someday’s Dreamers’ Yoshizuki Ends 8-jō Carnival Manga

posted on 2018-05-10 06:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about boy, girl who upload dance videos online launched last November

Megane Mihoshi’s Renai Bōkun/Love Tyrant Manga Ends in 14th Volume

posted on 2018-05-10 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired 12-episode TV anime that premiered in April 2017

Fairy Navigator Runa’s Miyoko Ikeda Writes Sailor Moon Novels

posted on 2018-05-10 10:11 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
1st volume ships in June

ANN Review: Monster Tamer Girls GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, May 10th 2018

Samurai Harem’s Yuu Minamoto Ends Wagamama Honey Holic Manga in June

posted on 2018-05-10 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Minamoto launched manga about romance between boy, succubus girl last August

42nd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards’ Winners Announced

posted on 2018-05-10 11:31 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
BEASTARS, Tōmei na Yurikago, Sanju Mariko, Fragile win

Kiss Him, Not Me Manga Gets Special Side Story Chapter in June

posted on 2018-05-10 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
37-page side story will show Shinomiya meeting Nanashima in college

Ao-Natsu’s Atsuko Nanba Launches New Manga in Summer

posted on 2018-05-10 14:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Age-gap romance centers on high school girl, 24-year-old man

Intersex Manga Creator Shō Arai Publishes Book About Sexual Minorities

posted on 2018-05-10 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Haruto Hino’s Takunomi. Manga Ends on May 25

posted on 2018-05-11 02:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about women drinking at home inspired anime that premiered in January

Toshinori Sogabe’s Scrapped Princess Manga Ends

posted on 2018-05-11 03:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ah My Buddha creator launched manga in 2016

The Revolution Returns in New “Utena” Manga

May 11, 2018 12:55am EDT
Three-part series returns to story after more than 20 years

ANN Review: The Young Master’s Revenge GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, May 11th 2018

Manga Answerman - Why Isn’t All My Favorite Manga Available Digitally?

by Zac Bertschy, May 11th 2018

Potentially Stolen Ai & Makoto Manga Material Appear on Auction Site

posted on 2018-05-11 12:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Rainbow Days Film, Manga Inspire 3 Novelizations

posted on 2018-05-11 14:15 EDT by Karen Ressler
Live-action film also gets official book


Dojinshi manga artist makes fan’s day with special promise for the next two years【Manga】

May 12, 2018 / Sora News 24
Artist meets fan who loves his work yet can’t buy it, but not because she can’t afford it

Gakken’s Animedia Gets Reprints for The Second Time in The Magazine’s 37-Year History

May 12, 2018 2:55am EDT / Crunchyroll
The 22nd Conan film will become the top-grossing one in the anime franchise

A gripping tale of children fighting their destiny

10:51 am, May 12, 2018 / The Japan News

Read all about it! Manga on Aoi Festival aimed at tourists, too

May 12, 2018 at 18:15 JST / The Asahi Shimbun


Astro Boy Manga Page Auctions for 5 Times Expected Amount

posted on 2018-05-13 20:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Police in 2 Prefectures Investigate Mangamura Pirate Site After 4 Japanese Publishers File Criminal Charges

posted on 2018-05-14 02:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Newspaper: Kodansha, other publishers file complaints on behalf of Hajime Isayama, Eiichiro Oda

Fairy Tail Manga’s Hiro Mashima Teases ‘Secret’ Project

posted on 2018-05-14 10:40 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Separate new manga launches on June 27

ANN Review - Kaguya-sama: Love is War GN 1 & 2

by Rebecca Silverman, May 14th 2018

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Preview New Kimi wo Shinryakuseyo! Manga

posted on 2018-05-14 16:30 EDT by Karen Ressler

Kenji Hamaoka’s New Sensei! Shimekiri desu yo~ Manga Launches in June

posted on 2018-05-14 21:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
First chapter debuted in March

Zero Two and “Franxx” Singer Share Kiss of Death in New Manga Art

May 14, 2018 10:05pm CDT
Web manga illustrator Kentaro Yabuki brings Mika Nakashima into the world of the manga


Silver Spoon Manga Gets New Chapter on May 23

posted on 2018-05-15 12:03 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Hiromu Arakawa’s series went back on hiatus last July

BOUND TO PLEASE / Enter Tsutsui’s bizarre world, where taboos are cast aside

10:00 am, May 15, 2018 / The Japan News

Hajime Isayama Shares His Inspiration for Attack on Titan

posted on 2018-05-07 12:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy


Bakemonogatari Manga’s 1st Volume Bundles Short Story by NisiOisin

posted on 2018-05-16 00:50 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also includes new short manga & color cards by Fairy Tail, Soul Eater creators

Voice Actor Yuki Kaji’s First Book “Everything Becomes Your Power Someday” Gets Reprints Just in 2 Days

May 16, 2018 2:55am CDT
Popular voice actor reveals the challenging experience he went through during his training period

Weekly Shonen Sunday Offers Its Last 24th Issue for Free for Three Days

May 16, 2018 4:55am CDT
The current circulation of the magazine in Japan is 306,000 copies

Exclusive: Seven Seas Licenses Two “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” Novels

May 16, 2018 2:00pm CDT
“The Golden Yarn” kicks things off when it hits shelves this December

Viz Media Launches The New Manga Series Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

May 16th 2018