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Mine Yoshizaki’s Sgt. Frog Manga Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with Special Exhibition in Shibuya

June 26, 2018 5:10am CDT
The author’s drawing process video will be screened on the screen

Author Tite Kubo Picks Theme Songs for His Bleach Manga’s 68 Characters

June 26, 2018 6:10am CDT
From Ichigo’s “News From The Front” (Bad Religion) to Dondonchakka’s “Centerfold” (J Geils Band)

Hiro Mashima’s “EDENS ZERO” Simulpub Hits Crunchyroll Manga Today

June 26, 2018 7:06am CDT
First chapter goes live at 5:00pm Pacific Time

J-Novel Club Licenses An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Slave Elf Bride Light Novels

posted on 2018-06-26 10:01 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
1st e-book volume available in early August

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Manga Reaches Final Arc

posted on 2018-06-26 19:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of Attack on Titan prequel novels launched in 2013


Hiro Mashima Reveals Fairy Tail City Hero Spinoff Manga

posted on 2018-06-27 09:50 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Ushio Andō provides story, art for manga slated to debut in fall

Cross Infinite World Licenses The Eccentric Master and the Fake Lover Light Novels

posted on 2018-06-27 13:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
1st volume in series about girl who must consume bodily fluids debuts on August 31

Tales of Berseria Manga Will End in 2 Chapters

posted on 2018-06-27 20:59 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on PS4/PS3/PC role-playing game debuted in 2016

Tokyopop Licenses Yuri Kuma Arashi Manga

posted on 2018-06-27 21:59 EDT by Karen Ressler
1st volume listed for January

Bleach’s Tite Kubo Unveils ‘Burn the Witch’ 1-Shot Manga

posted on 2018-06-27 22:56 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
62-page manga debuts in Weekly Shonen Jump on July 14


Udon Ent., Morpheus Studios’ Manga Classics Line Becomes Separate Company

posted on 2018-06-28 05:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Otherworldly Izakaya “Nobu”'s Virginia Nitōhei works on adaptation of Dracula

See Masamune-kun’s Revenge Manga Illustrator’s Drawing Process in Video

June 28, 2018 5:30am CDT
The next 10th volume comes with an OAD including three “after story” episodes

Kenshiro Sakamoto Launches Fairy Tail Spinoff Manga About Happy

posted on 2018-06-28 06:58 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Spinoff by Pitch-Black Ten author launches “soon”

Code Vein Game Gets Manga Spinoff

posted on 2018-06-28 17:59 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Dark fantasy game launches in September

Kodansha Comics Announces 5 digital-first Debuts for July, Including RPG Actioner I’m Standing on a Million Lives on July 3

Jun 28th 2018


Ikki Tousen Gets Spinoff Manga in New Young King Bull Magazine

posted on 2018-06-29 10:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Magazine launches on August 4

ANN Review - My Monster Secret GN 10

by Nick Creamer, Jun 29th 2018

Manga Answerman - What Kind Of Raw Files Do Manga Publishers Work From?

by Deb Aoki, Jun 29th 2018

Konohana Kitan, Other Comic Birz Manga to Continue Online

posted on 2018-06-29 13:35 EDT by Karen Ressler
Destinations announced for Lily Hoshino’s Otome Yōkai Zakura, Akari Funato’s Under the Rose, more

Rental Magica’s Makoto Sanda Launches New Manga

posted on 2018-06-29 16:35 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga about boy with fear of stories, girl who writes social games debuts online

Seven Seas Licenses Yuhki Kamatani’s Shimanami Tasogare Manga

posted on 2018-06-29 18:10 EDT by Karen Ressler
Coming-of-age story with LGBT+ characters launched in 2015


ANN Review - Stupid Love Comedy GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jun 30th 2018

Itsuwaribito’s Yuuki Iinuma Ends Libra of the New Era Manga

posted on 2018-06-30 17:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about body double of noble in war-torn country launched in 2016


Comico Ends Netojū no Susume/Recovery of an MMO Junkie Manga Due to Author’s Health

posted on 2018-07-01 03:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired TV anime in October

ANN Review - Kitaro’s Strange Adventures GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 1st 2018

Blue Thermal Manga’s VR Promo Takes Players to New Heights

posted on 2018-07-01 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Gravity Rush 2 Manga Ends Next Month

posted on 2018-07-01 19:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga ends exactly 1 year after launch


Manga Briefs Roundup: June 2018

posted on 2018-07-02 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
20+ manga news items from June 2018

ANN Review - My Hero Academia GN 13

by Nick Creamer, Jul 2nd 2018


Detective Conan Manga Takes 7-Week Hiatus

posted on 2018-07-03 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff manga to serialize when main manga is on hiatus

Let’s! Haikyu!? Spinoff Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2018-07-03 19:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyu!! volleyball manga launched in 2014

Atsuo Ueda Launches Fairy Tail Sequel Manga on July 25

posted on 2018-07-04 11:02 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Hiro Mashima provides storyboards for Ueda’s art

Dark Horse Licenses Lynn Okamoto’s Elfen Lied Manga

posted on 2018-07-04 21:42 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga gets 1st English printing in May


Exclusive: ComiXology Debuts Harold Sakuishi’s Beck, Seven Shakespeares Manga Digitally

posted on 2018-07-05 10:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Beck debuts with 14 volumes, with volumes 15-34 upcoming

Graphixly & Celsys Announced a Partnership at Anime Expo to Enhance the Distribution of CLIP STUDIO PAINT in North America, South America and Europe

Jul 5th 2018

J-Novel Club Announces Print Publishing Line With In Another World With My Smartphone Novels

posted on 2018-07-05 16:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Novel series has sold more than 50,000 digital copies

J-Novel Club Licenses Amagi Brilliant Park, Kokoro Connect, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Novels

posted on 2018-07-05 16:30 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge and Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Gear Drive, JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World, more books

Crunchyroll Manga Adds Planet With, Holmes of Kyoto, Crossing Time

posted on 2018-07-05 16:42 EDT by Karen Ressler

Viz Media Adds Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection Manga

posted on 2018-07-05 18:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company also reveals more details for release of NieR: Automata: Long Story Long novel

Viz Media to Reprint Banana Fish Manga

posted on 2018-07-05 19:37 EDT by Karen Ressler


J-Novel Club Announces the Licensing of ‘Märchen der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight’

Jul 6th 2018

J-Novel Club Announces the Licensing of ‘Last and First Idol’

Jul 6th 2018

J-Novel Club Announces the Licensing of ‘Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles’

Jul 6th 2018

Assassination Classroom’s Yusei Matsui Judges Contest for Manga Beginners

posted on 2018-07-06 13:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Viz Media Licenses JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Manga

posted on 2018-07-06 18:53 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Publish ‘Burn the Witch’ 1-Shot by Bleach’s Tite Kubo

posted on 2018-07-06 19:45 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga debuts in English on July 16


Kodansha USA Adds The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days, Love in Focus, Witch Hat Atelier Manga

posted on 2018-07-07 20:52 EDT by Jennifer Sherman and Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Gleipnir, Hiro Mashima’s Playground, Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods, more


Sweetness & Lightning Manga Ends Next Month

posted on 2018-07-08 13:41 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga began in 2013, inspired 12-episode anime

Seven Seas Adds Railgun, Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Orphen Spinoff Manga; 3 Light Novel Series

posted on 2018-07-08 17:32 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Classmates, Transparent Blue, Dragon Quest Monsters+ manga

Yen Press Licenses Happy Sugar Life, Kakegurui Twins Manga, Penguin Highway, Walk on Girl, Mirai, Dive!! Novels

posted on 2018-07-08 17:55 EDT by Karen Ressler
Also: Bungo Stray Dogs, Woof Woof Story, 86 novels; Yume de Mita: Anoko no Tame ni, Plunderer, Nyankees manga

Shonen Jump Heroes Team up on Latest Magazine Cover

July 08, 2018 7:50pm CDT
Artists draw each other’s characters for anniversary release


ANN Review - Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle: Episode Lyu Novel 1

by Theron Martin, Jul 9th 2018

Darling in the Franxx 4-Panel Spinoff Manga Ends

posted on 2018-07-09 20:02 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga debuted alongside anime in January


Strike Witches ‘Suomus Misfit Squad’ Novels by Familiar of Zero’s Yamaguchi Get Reboot in October

posted on 2018-07-10 00:02 EDT by Karen Ressler
Original novels debuted from 2006-2008

2001 Nights’ Yukinobu Hoshino Begins Manga About Chinese Explorer Zheng He

posted on 2018-07-10 01:32 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga began on Tuesday

Moto Hagio Draws Kabuki Actors in The Heart of Thomas Style

posted on 2018-07-10 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Kochi Prefecture to Hold New Worldwide Manga Contest “World Manga Senbatsu”

July 10, 2018 10:10pm CDT
Details will be revealed at the 27th National High School Manga Championship of Japan in August


Hisone to Masotan, Death March Arisa Spinoff, Boys Be ~young adult~ Manga End

posted on 2018-07-11 01:50 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

ANN Review - Little Witch Academia GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 11th 2018

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students Manga Ends on August 4

posted on 2018-07-11 15:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Dark Horse Comics publishes Evangelion gag manga spinoff in English

Q Hayashida’s Dorohedoro Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on 2018-07-11 17:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Sci-fi manga launched in 1999

Dive!! Manga Listed as Ending With 3rd Volume

posted on 2018-07-11 19:00 EDT by Karen Ressler

Kengan Ashura Manga Ends in August

posted on 2018-07-11 21:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga is inspiring anime slated for 2019 on Netflix

Viz Media Announces New Supernatural Action Manga Series Black Torch

Jul 11th 2018

Women in Manga Tell Their Stories

Jul 11th 2018


Karin-po Manga by Takasugi-san’s Obento Creator Nozomi Yanahara Ends in August

posted on 2018-07-12 05:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about 2 sisters living together launched in June 2016

Trinity Seven Manga Gets New Spinoff Series

posted on 2018-07-12 05:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Misaki Mori draws Trinity Seven: Seven Days romantic comedy spinoff

Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter Anime Films’ Manga Ends

posted on 2018-07-12 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2nd volume of manga adaptation of film trilogy slated for fall

Weekly Shonen Jump’s 50th Anniversary Issue is Packed with Nostalgia

posted on 2018-07-12 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

New Tari Tari Novel Is Set 10 Years After Anime’s Story

posted on 2018-07-12 19:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New novel debuts serialization on August 1


Atsuko Nanba’s New Manga is Titled ‘Come on a My House’

posted on 2018-07-13 03:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Age-gap romance between teenage girl, 24-year-old man launches on August 10

Manga Answerman - Do English-Language Publishers Ever Collaborate On Manga Releases?

by Deb Aoki, Jul 13th 2018

New, Old Heroes Hang Out on Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Issue Cover

posted on 2018-07-13 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Osamu Tezuka’s Dust 18 Gets 1st Original Version Book Printing

posted on 2018-07-13 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


ANN Review - Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle GNs 2-3

by Theron Martin, Jul 15th 2018

Gegege no Kitaro Anime’s Mook Features Character Design Evolutions, Interviews, Original Designs by Shigeru Mizuki

posted on 2018-07-15 18:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins


Sengoku Basara Gets New Manga

posted on 2018-07-16 03:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Satsuki Urushiji debuts in September

ANN Review - Kitaro the Vampire Slayer GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 16th 2018

One Piece/Food Wars! Spinoff Manga About Sanji to Run in English Shonen Jump

posted on 2018-07-16 12:54 EDT by Karen Ressler
Eiichiro Oda collaborates with Yūto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki


Shonen Jump Issue Posted for Free for Limited Time Due to Flooding in Japan

posted on 2018-07-17 02:54 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shueisha posts last week’s issue due to delivery problems after record rainfall

Risa Itou Launches Oruchuban Ebichu Manga Sequel After 11 Years

posted on 2018-07-17 03:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original hamster comedy manga ended in 2007, inspired Gainax anime

Saburouta’s Citrus Manga Ends on August 18

posted on 2018-07-17 14:07 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired 12-episode series that premiered on January 6

Kamikaze Kaitō Jeanne, Sakigake!! Otoko Juku Creators Team Up for Salad Manga

posted on 2018-07-17 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Manga Explores Author’s Experience With Panic Disorder

posted on 2018-07-17 20:45 EDT by Karen Ressler

Detective Conan App Shares Ran Mouri’s Best Moments in Free Manga Event

July 17, 2018 9:35pm CDT
Read free manga extracts during Ran’s own special campaign