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Peach-Pit Ends Nishina Tesura wa Mitsukaranai Manga on May 24

posted on 2018-05-17 00:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“2nd season” of Nishina Tesura series launched in March

Acclaimed Illustrator Haruhiko Mikimoto Compiles His Anime Character Design Works in New Book

May 17, 2018 1:30am CDT
From “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross” (1982) to “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress” (2016)

Shaman King Manga Gets Spinoff Manga About Tao Jun

posted on 2018-05-17 03:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shaman King The Super Star arc also launched on Thursday

Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store Manga Listed With Bilingual English-Japanese Release

posted on 2018-05-17 04:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Comedy manga inspired live-action series in 2016

Grand Jump Mecha Magazine Gets 2nd Issue on May 30

posted on 2018-05-17 10:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Magazine focuses on sexual stories

ANN Review - Sorry For My Familiar GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, May 17th 2018

Magical Somera-chan Sequel Manga Listed as Ending on May 22

posted on 2018-05-17 21:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga launched in 2015; original series inspired anime


Viz Publishes Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Manga Digitally

posted on 2018-05-18 02:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about undying ninja on quest to find elixir of immortality launched in January

Manga Answerman - How Do Manga Authors Get By When They’re Not Publishing Something?

by Deb Aoki, May 18th 2018

Comic Ryū Magazine Moves Online

posted on 2018-05-18 14:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Hour of the Zombie manga ends

Vertical Licenses Kino’s Journey, ‘Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest’ Manga, Sherlock Holmes and Hirodumi Ito Novel

posted on 2018-05-18 19:20 EDT by Karen Ressler
Blame!, Knights of Sidonia omnibus volumes announced


Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu’s Rina Yagami Launches New Manga in June

posted on 2018-05-19 02:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Country girl moves in with handsome actor in Tokyo in new manga

Yuu Watase Aims to Resume Arata: The Legend Manga This Year

posted on 2018-05-19 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga went on hiatus in August 2015

ANN Review - World’s End Harem GN 1

by Theron Martin, May 19th 2018

New Manga Tells Story of Pokémon Creator Satoshi Tajiri

posted on 2018-05-19 18:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


The Promised Neverland to Have ‘Super Important Announcement’ on May 28

posted on 2018-05-20 11:40 EDT by Karen Ressler

Shonen Jump Reveals New Vertical Manga Awards

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

CLAMP Draws Cardcaptor Sakura Art for Crew de Gozaimasu! Flight Attendant Manga

posted on 2018-05-20 16:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Feel the Suzuki Love in “Bakuon!!” Spinoff Manga

May 20, 2018 4:40pm CDT
“Duel!” manga artist gives Rin Suzunoki her moment in the spotlight

Viz Licenses Kakuriyo Manga

posted on 2018-05-20 21:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Loveless volume 13 slated for June

Tite Kubo’s “Bleach” Manga Opens Its Official Instagram Account

May 20, 2018 9:35pm CDT
The action fantasy series has printed over 120 million copies in Japan and the world


One Piece Manga Gets 2 Books in June, July Compiling Chapter Cover Stories

posted on 2018-05-21 07:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

KANTA ON MANGA / A worthy successor to a bubble-era classic

10:32 am, May 21, 2018 / The Japan News

Silent Möbius QD Manga Ends Next Month

posted on 2018-05-21 19:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Sequel manga launched in 2013

Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire’s Naoki Serizawa Ends Psycho Bank Manga

posted on 2018-05-21 21:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga about psychic powers launched in 2015

“Slam Dunk” Gets Restructured Manga Release

May 21, 2018 11:45pm CDT
Creator Takehiko Inoue designs new covers


DC Comics to Publish Batman & the Justice League Manga in October

posted on 2018-05-22 01:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa’s Shiori Teshirogi launched manga last June

“Kuromukuro” Sequel Novel to be Published from E-Book Label P.A.BOOKS on June 1

May 22, 2018 5:35am CDT
The cover and insert illustrations are newly drawn by the anime character designer Yuriko Ishii

Japanese manga artist illustrates the history behind the maid cafe cosplay uniform

May 22, 2018 / Sora News 24
From British servant’s quarters to the streets of Tokyo, Japan’s cute and sexy maid costume has travelled a long way to get where it is today.

Basilisk’s Segawa Ends Jū ~Ninpō Makai Tenshō~ Manga in June

posted on 2018-05-22 19:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on Makai Tenshō novel, which also inspired Ninja Resurrection OVA

Eat-Man The Main Dish Manga Enters ‘Final Arc’

posted on 2018-05-22 21:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga resumed after 2-year hiatus in January


We Fought a Zoo: Check Out an Exclusive “Gantz G” Manga Sample

May 23, 2018 11:00am CDT
Volume 1 hits store shelves on June 13

ANN Interview: Monogatari Illustrator VOFAN

by Zac Bertschy and Theron Martin, May 23rd 2018

Viz Media’s Haikasoru Science Fiction Imprint Releases Tobi Hirotaka’s The Thousand Year Beach

May 23rd 2018


World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman Light Novels End in June

posted on 2018-05-24 00:32 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Fantasy series launched in 2012, inspired manga & TV anime

Silver Spoon Manga Gets Another New Chapter on May 30

posted on 2018-05-24 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Boat Girls Become Manga Stars in “Azur Lane” 4-Koma

May 24, 2018 2:55am CDT
“Very Slow Advance!” kicks off in Palette Ichijinsha

Pre-Order Street Fighter Summer Sports Special #1

May 24th 2018

See Exclusive Sample Pages from “Fate/Zero” Manga’s Sixth Volume

May 24, 2018 11:00am CDT
Shinjiro’s take on the material arrives on June 6

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Gets 1-Shot Manga

posted on 2018-05-24 13:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Shūichi Asō’s main manga ended in February

Yen Press to Publish Goblin Slayer: Brand New Day Spinoff Manga Simultaneously With Japan

posted on 2018-05-24 18:15 EDT by Karen Ressler
New series premiered this week


Bessatsu Hana to Yume Shōjo Magazine Ends Publication on Saturday

posted on 2018-05-25 01:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Magazine debuted in 1977, serialized manga from Kaori Yuki, Chika Shiomi, Saki Hiwatari

Mengo Yokoyari Ends Scum’s Wish décor Spinoff Manga

posted on 2018-05-25 11:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series’ compiled volume ships on July 19

Manga Answerman - Do They Ever Retouch Unpolished Manga?

by Deb Aoki, May 25th 2018

Bessatsu Hana to Yume Magazine Manga’s Fates Revealed

posted on 2018-05-25 12:38 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Nanpei Yamada, Maki Minami end series in final issue

Kannagi’s Eri Takenashi Previews New Manga Series

posted on 2018-05-25 13:38 EDT by Karen Ressler
New manga apparently dated for July 27

Eromanga Sensei’s Elf Yamada Gets Her Own Spinoff Manga

posted on 2018-05-25 18:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
1st Eromanga Sensei spinoff to launch in late July

“City Hunter” and “Fist of the North Star” Creators Judge 2018 Silent Manga Audition

May 25, 2018 10:31pm CDT
Coamix challenges creators to let their art speak for itself


Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Re; Manga Launches

posted on 2018-05-25 02:00 EDT
Tomofumi Ogasawara draws manga centering on Zero Requiem plan

“30-sai no Hoken Taiiku” Gets Its Sequel Book for Men in Their 40s

May 26, 2018 4:30am CDT
The five-volume original series printed over 500,000 copies in Japan

ANN Review - Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon Novel 1

by Theron Martin, May 26th 2018

Vinland Saga Creator Makoto Yukimura Offers Used Pen Nibs

posted on 2018-05-26 16:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Postwar Horror Manga Exhibit Showcases Critic Yoshihiro Yonezawa’s Works

posted on 2018-05-26 18:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Rental Magica’s Makoto Sanda, Kado Designer Aco Arisaka Launch Bestia Manga

posted on 2018-05-27 07:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Fantasy series of humans, mythical beasts takes place in past London

Gundam Build Divers Break Spinoff Manga Launches in June

posted on 2018-05-27 09:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Gundam Build Divers anime premiered on April 3

ANN Review - My Hero Academia GN 12

by Nick Creamer, May 27th 2018

The Promised Neverland Manga Gets TV Anime in January 2019

posted on 2018-05-27 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Adaptation of manga by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu to air on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga Has ‘Super Important Announcement’ on June 4

posted on 2018-05-27 12:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Lycopene the Tomatoy Poodle Manga Moves to Jump+ Website, App

posted on 2018-05-27 13:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media previewed 1st 3 chapters in English when manga debuted in October

Yoshikazu Amami Launches One Piece Spinoff Manga Chin Piece on June 1

posted on 2018-05-27 15:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga “officially authorized” by Oda

Classroom of the Elite Spinoff Manga Focusing on Suzune Ends

posted on 2018-05-27 17:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Final volume ships on June 23

‘Beastars’ sees humanity through animal eyes

11:00 am, May 27, 2018 / The Japan News


Akimi Yoshida’s Umimachi Diary Manga Ends on June 28

posted on 2018-05-28 00:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about sisters living together launched in 2006, inspired 2015 Hirokazu Kore-eda live-action film

Fire Emblem Fates Manga About Leo Ends on June 28

posted on 2018-05-28 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga spinoff of game launched in January 2017

Princess Jellyfish’s Akiko Higashimura, Novelist Mariko Hayashi Launch New Manga

posted on 2018-05-28 04:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Emi Gorōmaru also launches manga

B.O.D.Y.'s Ao Mimori Ends Kare to Koi Nante Manga

posted on 2018-05-28 05:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about woman who reunites with momentary fling launched in 2015

Ichi the Killer’s Yamamoto Resumes Hikari-Man Manga After 2 Year Hiatus

posted on 2018-05-28 07:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about boy with unusual electrical sensitivity launched in 2014, went in hiatus in April 2016

Glass Mask Author Confirms She Will Continue Series to Finale After Betsuhana Ends Publication

posted on 2018-05-28 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The Spring 2018 Manga Guide

May 28th 2018

Tsuburaya’s Redman Series Inspires American Comic Book

posted on 2018-05-28 17:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Matt Frank, Gonçalo Lopes collaborate on Redman: The Kaiju Hunter


Shomin Sample/OniAi Artist Gekka Urū Launches Romantic Comedy Manga

posted on 2018-05-29 01:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shinozaki Himeno no Koigokoro Q&A centers on literary girl, logical boy dating for 1 month

ANN Review - Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, May 29th 2018

Hiro Mashima’s New Manga Gets Tentative Title, Simultaneous Release in 5 Languages

posted on 2018-05-29 11:27 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Eden’s Zero manga gets English release on Crunchyroll, Comixology, Kindle

Tentative Title, Launch Date Revealed for New Manga by Fuuka’s Kouji Seo

posted on 2018-05-29 13:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about rookie editor, rookie manga creator launches on June 20


Monthly Comic Birz Manga Magazine Ends on June 30

posted on 2018-05-30 00:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Home of Hetalia, Rozen Maiden, Otome Yōkai Zakuro, Konohana Kitan to change its “medium”

‘YOU’ Manga Magazine Ends on October 15

posted on 2018-05-30 02:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Canceled due to “continued decline in manga magazine readership”

Batman Ninja Anime Gets Manga by Nobunagun’s Masato Hisa

posted on 2018-05-30 13:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Manga launches on Friday

Detective Conan Manga Fan Creates ‘Must Read’ Volume List

posted on 2018-05-30 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Kodansha USA Adds 4 New Digital-First Manga Licenses

posted on 2018-05-30 17:20 EDT by Karen Ressler
Ema Toyama’s Kamikamikaeshi among digital debuts for June

Oricon Announces Top-Selling Manga/Light Novel Titles in The First Half of 2018

May 30, 2018 10:30pm CDT
“One Piece” keeps its top-selling position, “Attack on Titan” closely follows


Cross Infinite World Licenses Dawn of the Mapmaker Light Novel Series

posted on 2018-05-31 03:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st novel in series about girl who practices forbidden cartography launches on July 31

Shogakukan to Issue Reprints of 2 Shōnen Sunday S Magazine Issues

posted on 2018-05-31 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Hakusensha’s Young Animal Arashi Magazine Ends

posted on 2018-05-31 11:31 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Publisher launches Young Animal Resistance, Harem magazines

Crunchyroll Manga Adds Domestic Girlfriend Simulpub

posted on 2018-05-31 20:15 EDT by Karen Ressler
Recent chapters to launch on Friday


Amazon Japan Reports Top-Selling Manga in First Half of 2018

June 01, 2018 4:30am CDT

ANN Review: I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Novel 1

by Theron Martin, Jun 1st 2018

Manga Answerman - Why Do So Many Manga Artists Avoid Being Photographed?

Jun 1st 2018

Exclusive: Dive into “Berserk” Volume 39 Sample Page

June 01, 2018 11:00am CDT
Kentaro Miura’s next volume arrives on July 11

The Spring 2018 Light Novel Guide

Jun 1st 2018

Goblin Slayer Gets New Serialized Side Story Novel

posted on 2018-06-01 18:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New Goblin Slayer Gaiden 2: Tsubanari no Daikatana novel by Kumo Kagyu will have 9 chapters

One Piece Gets Crossover Manga With Fischer’s YouTuber Group, ‘Important Announcement’ on July 23

posted on 2018-06-01 22:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga launches in August


Ema Toyama Ends Both Missions of Love Couple Arc, Aoba-kun’s Confessions Manga

posted on 2018-06-02 00:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda and Crystalyn Hodgkins
“Couple Hen” manga started on March 2; one compiled book volumes slated for June 13

One Piece Gets Spinoff Manga About Koby Lookalike on Jump+ App

posted on 2018-06-02 04:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Nakamaru pens manga launching on June 18


Dragon Ball artist accused of plagiarism by tracing action scene from Captain Marvel comic

June 3, 2018 / Sora News 24
Original artist takes it with surprising grace, doesn’t seem to mind the transgression.

ANN Review - My Monster Secret - GN 9

by Nick Creamer, Jun 3rd 2018


Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc Does Not Return in Viz’s Shonen Jump

posted on 2018-06-04 13:20 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga author Nobuhiro Watsuki was charged with possession of child pornography last year

KANTA ON MANGA / Gambling manga deserves place in history

10:50 am, June 04, 2018 / The Japan News

My Hero Academia Creator Shows Support for Assistant’s Manga

posted on 2018-06-04 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Manga Art for Intermediates Brings Extra steps and Knowledge from a Japanese Mangaka

Jun 4th 2018


Dear Boys’ Hiroki Yagami Ends Tokiwa Bowl no Megami-sama Bowling Manga on July 6

posted on 2018-06-05 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga launched in May 2017

Seven Seas Replaces Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka Volume 2 Due to Misprint

posted on 2018-06-05 17:35 EDT by Karen Ressler

23 Shogakukan Manga Magazines Launch Anti-Piracy Campaign

posted on 2018-06-05 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Digital Manga: Kimagure Orange Road Kickstarter Rewards Will Begin Shipping Next Week

posted on 2018-06-05 20:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Company plans to begin with lower tier rewards