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The Best Light Novels Not Yet In English

by Kim Morrissy, Jun 6th 2018

[New Life+] Young Again in Another World Light Novel Shipments Halted

posted on 2018-06-06 11:20 EDT by Egan Loo
Anime also cancelled after furor over author’s “inappropriate remarks” on China, S. Korea

Manga Creator Starts Essay Series About Living with Bipolar Disorder

posted on 2018-06-06 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Itan Manga Magazine’s Print Edition Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2018-06-07 00:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Some serialized manga moves to Kodansha’s Comic Days website

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Manga Gets 2 Spinoff Manga

posted on 2018-06-07 03:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff manga about erotic stories, student council admirers launch on June 14, July 26

Crows Manga’s ‘Crows Respect’ Tribute Project Reveals Manga Creators

posted on 2018-06-07 04:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Dai Suzuki, Masayuki Saiwaki, Shinsuke Takahashi, Yūshi Kawata, Yukito Imōto, Yukai Asada, more join project

Tokyo Ghoul:re Manga Has ‘Big Announcement’ on June 14

posted on 2018-06-07 07:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

“Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime”—80 Digital Volumes of Manga to Go on Sale June 6

Jun 7th 2018

Angel Sanctuary’s Yuki Kaori Ends Alice in Murderland Manga in 11th Volume

posted on 2018-06-07 09:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series launched in 2014

I am a Hero’s Kengo Hanazawa to Launch Another New Manga in July

posted on 2018-06-07 13:59 EDT by Karen Ressler
Also: new 1-shot manga for Inio Asano

Hoshin Engi Gaiden Manga Ends on June 14

posted on 2018-06-07 14:59 EDT by Karen Ressler
Side story series launched in April

Salaryman Kintaro’s Motomiya, Usogui’s Sako Both Launch New Manga

posted on 2018-06-07 15:59 EDT by Karen Ressler
Motomiya’s new manga based on Hiroshi Takano’s story is omnibus series about jobs

Kodansha Suspends Print Publication of “ITAN” Magazine

June 07, 2018 5:04pm CDT
Bimonthly serial was previously the home of such manga as “Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju” and “Frau Faust”

Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator Manga Launches on June 27

posted on 2018-06-07 17:59 EDT by Karen Ressler

New Material Puzzle Manga is Series’ Last Arc

posted on 2018-06-07 20:59 EDT by Karen Ressler


Manga Answerman - Can Mangaka Work With Multiple Publishers At Once?

by Deb Aoki, Jun 8th 2018

New K-ON! Manga Launches in July

posted on 2018-06-08 12:27 EDT by Karen Ressler
kakifly is writing K-ON! Shuffle

Manga, Light Novel Creators Claim Sales Increase After Piracy Site’s Closure

posted on 2018-06-08 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
“Really, my royalties have increased 4-5 times! Even when it isn’t free, you all are reading it! I’m crying right now!”—Hika Mayama

Pop Team Epic Manga Creator’s Twitter Account Suspended

posted on 2018-06-08 18:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


ANN Review - The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel 10

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 9th 2018

Alice on Border Road’s Takayoshi Kuroda Launches New Manga on June 25

posted on 2018-06-09 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kuroda draws art, Michihiko Tōei pens story for manga about terrorist attack in Japan

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

posted on 2018-06-09 21:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Grand Blue Dreaming, One Piece, My Hero Academia, The Promised Neverland, Arslan, Tokyo Ghoul, more

Isekai Manga Offers Free “Trial” Download Made with Clipart

June 09, 2018 11:35pm CDT
“I’m Standing on 1,000,000 Lives” is first manga to be recreated entirely in Irasutoya


Manga Time Kirara Magazine Marks 15th Anniversary With Exhibition

posted on 2018-06-10 12:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Saitsuyo Densetsu Nakane Manga Collaborates With Mizuho Bank

posted on 2018-06-10 14:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Shonen Jump’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations Continue With 3rd Mix CD

posted on 2018-06-10 17:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Viz Media No Longer Has Rights to Shaman King Manga

posted on 2018-06-11 14:59 EDT by Karen Ressler

Pop Team Epic Manga Creator’s Twitter Account is Back

posted on 2018-06-11 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Barakamon Manga Ends With 18th Volume in December

posted on 2018-06-12 01:06 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about calligrapher launched in 2009, inspired TV anime, prequel spinoff

Silver Spoon Manga Goes Back on Hiatus After 4 Chapters

posted on 2018-06-12 11:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Manga returned on May 23


ANN Review - Astra Lost in Space GNs 1-3

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 13th 2018

Tokyo Ghoul:re Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on 2018-06-13 11:01 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series entered final arc in February


Trinity Seven Has ‘Super Important Announcement’ on July 9

posted on 2018-06-14 02:51 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

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

posted on 2018-06-14 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Kiss Him, Not Me’s Junko Prepares to Launch New Manga

posted on 2018-06-14 04:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Slice into Exclusive “Blade of the Immortal” Omnibus 6 Sample Pages

June 14, 2018 11:00am CDT
832-page collection hits stores on July 31

Viz Media Launches New Manga Spin Off Series My Hero Academia: Vigilantes

Jun 14th 2018

Saint Seiya: Next Dimension Manga Has 1 Chapter Left in Current Season

posted on 2018-06-14 16:35 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga returned for new season in May

Chica Umino’s Exhibit to Offer Exclusive Bonus March comes in like a lion Manga

posted on 2018-06-14 18:35 EDT by Karen Ressler


“The Seven Deadly Sins” Author’s Original Story Book Comes with Manga 33rd Volume or Movie Ticket

June 15, 2018 1:30am CDT
The story focuses on Meliodas and Elizabeth’s starting point ten years ago

Waka Kakitsubata’s My Sweet Tyrant/Akkun to Kanojo Manga Ends

posted on 2018-06-15 01:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ongoing TV anime adaptation of series premiered on April 6

ANN Review - Nameless Asterism GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 15th 2018

Manga Answerman - Do’s and Don’ts of Meeting Convention Guests from Japan

by Deb Aoki, Jun 15th 2018

My Hero Academia Ranks #4 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan May List

posted on 2018-06-15 12:38 EDT by Karen Ressler
RWBY, The Legend of Zelda, Tokyo Ghoul manga also rank

J-Novel Club to Suspend [New Life+] Novel Sales After July 1

posted on 2018-06-15 16:23 EDT by Karen Ressler
Cancellation follows controversy over author’s alleged discriminatory remarks


Chako Abeno’s Trinity Seven: Liese Chronicle Spinoff Manga Ends

posted on 2018-06-16 04:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Abeno launched series centering on Lieselotte Sherlock in February 2017

ANN Review - A Kiss, For Real GN 1 (ebook)

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 16th 2018


ANN Review - Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report (eBook)

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 17th 2018

One Piece Spinoff Manga Koisuru One Piece Launches on Jump+ App

posted on 2018-06-17 12:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Gag manga launches on June 18

Shonen Jump Magazine Launches 2 New Manga

posted on 2018-06-17 23:34 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Keiji Amatsuka, Takahide Totsuno launch new manga in June, July


ANN Review - Juana and the Dragonewt’s Seven Kingdoms GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 18th 2018

Homura Yūki’s Infinite Stratos Manga Goes on Hiatus Until Next Year

posted on 2018-06-18 11:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Preview Keiji Amatsuka’s ‘Seiji Tanaka’ Manga

posted on 2018-06-18 14:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga debuts on June 25

Back Street Girls Manga Returns From Hiatus

posted on 2018-06-18 17:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Comedy manga went on hiatus in March; anime premieres next month


J-Novel Club Licenses Lazy Dungeon Master Light Novel Series

posted on 2018-06-19 00:33 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st e-book volume available in late July

New Shonen Jump Anniversary Exhibit Celebrates Last 20 Years of Manga

June 19, 2018 1:15am CDT
New celebratory art and giant exhibits will populate “Volume 3” of the show

Leiji Matsumoto Confirms He is Working on New Galaxy Express 999 Manga

June 19, 2018 5:15am CDT
“I plan to finish it properly in the end, before I die.”

ANN Review - So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 2

by Theron Martin, Jun 19th 2018

Shonen Jump Editors Apologize for Eiichiro Oda’s Comments in One Piece Manga’s 89th Volume

posted on 2018-06-19 13:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Asta, Yami, & Yuno Vie for Top Spot in Black Clover Popularity Poll

posted on 2018-06-19 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

New Vampire Princess Miyu Installment Makes Its Way to Print

June 19, 2018 9:10pm CDT
Digital manga to receive its first print volume

Viz Media Launches New Supernatural Manga Series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Jun 19th 2018

Viz Media Announces One Piece Color Walk Compendium: East Blue to Skypeia

Jun 19th 2018


ANN Review - Little Princess in Fairy Forest Novel

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 20th 2018

Tokyo Tribe Creator Santa Inoue Launches Manga About His Move to Los Angeles

posted on 2018-06-20 12:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

ANN Interview: Goodnight Punpun Creator Inio Asano

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 20th 2018

Osamu Tezuka’s Marvelous Melmo Gets Reprint with New Materials

posted on 2018-06-20 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Autobots Roll Out to Help USS Enterprise Crew in Comic Cross-Over

posted on 2018-06-20 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Dokaben Baseball Manga Ends After 46 Years

posted on 2018-06-20 21:10 EDT by Karen Ressler
Original manga began in 1972, inspired anime adaptation


Z/X Code reunion Manga Goes on Indefinite Hiatus

posted on 2018-06-21 04:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Seresu also revealed as upcoming fall 2019 anime’s character designer

Tsuredure Children Manga Will End in 3 Chapters

posted on 2018-06-21 05:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga will end on July 11 if there are no delays

ANN Review - Requiem of the Rose King GN 8

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 21st 2018

Viz Media Releases New Pokémon Horizon: Sun and Moon Manga Series this Summer

Jun 21st 2018


Ano ko no, Toriko. Manga Gets New Serialization to Commemorate Film

posted on 2018-06-22 02:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New serialization debuts on July 5; film opens on October 5

Flowers of Evil’s Shūzō Oshimi Draws Shino-chan wa Jibun no Namae ga Ienai Manga Spinoff

posted on 2018-06-22 05:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
18-page spinoff will be included in film’s “official book” on July 13

Manga Answerman - Why Did Yen Press Give Away The Latest Volume of Overlord?

by Deb Aoki, Jun 22nd 2018

Saga of Tanya the Evil Writer Carlos Zen Launches New Manga

posted on 2018-06-22 14:10 EDT by Karen Ressler
Baikoku Kikan to debut online next week

Pop Team Epic Creator’s Cat Hijinks Manga Gets 1st Volume

posted on 2018-06-22 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Hybrid×Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia Light Novel Series Ends in July

posted on 2018-06-23 04:15 EDT / ANN
Novels inspired TV anime in July 2016

Review - Devilman: The Classic Collection GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 23rd 2018

Exhibition Honors Mari to Shingo Manga Creator Toshie Kihara

posted on 2018-06-23 18:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Nanbaka Manga Enters 4th Part

posted on 2018-06-24 06:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Futabasha lists manga’s 8th print volume as final volume

Bisco Hatori’s Behind the Scenes!! Manga Ends Serialization

posted on 2018-06-24 09:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga entered final arc in February

ANN Review - Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 24th 2018

Robot × Laserbeam, ZIGA Manga Both End in Shōnen Jump

posted on 2018-06-24 12:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kuroko’s Basketball’s Fujimaki launched Robot × Laserbeam in March 2017

New ‘Young King BULL’ Manga Magazine Launches on August 4

posted on 2018-06-24 21:10 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shonengahosha recently launched Young King Black special edition magazine on March 19


Hi Score Girl Manga Ends in 10th Volume in Winter

posted on 2018-06-25 00:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about boy, girl playing 90s arcade games launched in 2010 with TV anime premiering in July

Advice for Aspiring Manga Artists, from Manga Artists!

by TOKYOPOP, Jun 25th 2018

ANN Review - The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel 11

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 25th 2018

Singer, Voice Actress Aoi Yūki Stars in Approved Dōjinshi

posted on 2018-06-25 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Preview Takahide Totsuno’s Alice & Taiyo Manga

posted on 2018-06-25 15:59 EDT by Karen Ressler

Horror Manga Artist Junji Ito Draws for Inside Thriller Film

posted on 2018-06-25 20:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge