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Exclusive: Comixology Offers American Comic Goliath Girls Simultaneously in Japan

posted on 2018-07-18 17:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Preview released in Japanese, English

Seven Seas Announces Ten New Licenses at Anime Expo 2018: Manga, Light Novels, and a Card Game

Jul 18th 2018


Yuruyuri Manga Goes on Indefinite Hiatus

posted on 2018-07-19 02:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2008; inspired 3 TV anime seasons, OVA anime, specials

Viz Media Licenses Mari Okazaki’s Will I Be Single Forever? Manga

posted on 2018-07-19 02:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga debuts digitally on July 24

Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun Manga Goes on Hiatus Until October

posted on 2018-07-19 05:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga to resume in Grand Jump’s 21st issue

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

posted on 2018-07-19 09:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Haikyu!!, Food Wars, Snow White with the Red Hair, Seven Deadly Sins, Splatoon, more

Buddha Laughs Through High School in Nara Shiki Tanashi Manga

posted on 2018-07-19 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Viz Media to Release Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura Manga

posted on 2018-07-19 18:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Also: 2 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind books

Udon Entertainment Licenses FLCL Archives Art Book, Mega Man X: Mega Mission Manga

posted on 2018-07-19 21:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Release windows updated for Infini-T Force manga volumes, Atsushi Nishigori art book


Fantagraphics Adds Moto Hagio’s The Poe Clan Manga

posted on 2018-07-20 00:52 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Print releases of classic manga slated for late 2019 - early 2020

Jump Square Magazine Launches Countdown Site for Announcement on July 26

posted on 2018-07-20 05:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Final Fantasy XV Game Gets Digital Spinoff Manga About Carbuncle

posted on 2018-07-20 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kino Takahashi draws manga debuting on Monday

Freemium Online Manga Now Available Through Tokyo Otaku Mode

Jul 20th 2018

Kamisama Kiss’ Julietta Suzuki Launches New Ninkoi Manga on August 4

posted on 2018-07-20 09:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Romantic comedy story follows modern-day ninja

Kanan Minami’s Awa-Koi Manga Goes on Long Hiatus

posted on 2018-07-20 10:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu one-shot also delayed due to creator’s poor physical condition

Manga Answerman - Why Are American Manga Publishers So Coy About Licenses?

by Deb Aoki, Jul 20th 2018

Drawn & Quarterly to Publish Collected Works of Yoshiharu Tsuge

posted on 2018-07-20 15:02 EDT by Karen Ressler
7-volume set compiles manga by pioneering artist known for Neji-Shiki

Media Do International Licenses Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki Manga

posted on 2018-07-20 16:41 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series slated for digital release starting in August

Dr. Stone Popularity Poll Picks Senku as King

posted on 2018-07-20 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Gengoroh Tagame’s My Brother’s Husband Manga Wins Eisner Award

posted on 2018-07-21 02:28 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Akira manga’s 35th anniversary edition also wins 2 awards

My Hero Academia Manga Nabs 7 of Top 20 Spots on U.S. Monthly Bookscan June List

posted on 2018-07-21 04:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
My Solo Exchange Diary, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Tokyo Ghoul, Splatoon, RWBY, Zelda also appear on list

Viz Media to Release Anri Yoshi’s My Hero Academia: School Briefs Novel Series

posted on 2018-07-21 22:09 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Short story collection debuts in spring 2019


Gifū Dōdō!! Naoe Kanetsugu: Maeda Keiji Hana-gatari Manga to End in 14th Volume

posted on 2018-07-22 03:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga is final series in Tetsuo Hara, Nobuhiko Horie’s story of samurai Maeda Keiji

1st K: Seven Stories Anime Film Inspires Manga

posted on 2018-07-22 05:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
R:B ~Blaze~ film based on novel opened in Japan on July 7

DanMachi Spinoff Manga Familia Chronicle: Episode Lyu Ends in 6th Volume

posted on 2018-07-22 07:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga adapts light novel that centers on character Lyu Leon

Digital Manga, Inc. Listed as Suspended by Secretary of State in California

posted on 2018-07-22 18:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Company’s privileges are suspended within California


Masakazu Ishiguro’s Tengoku Dai Makyō Manga Gets 30-Second Animated Video

posted on 2018-07-23 01:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by And Yet the Town Moves creator launched in January

Kodansha Comics Adds 3 Digital Manga, 5 Digital Yaoi Manga in August

posted on 2018-07-23 02:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
P to JK, Back Street Girls, Peach Girl among manga licensed

Kodansha Comics Reveals Authors, Story Descriptions for The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network Anthology

posted on 2018-07-23 03:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Max Gladstone, Alex de Campi, Genevieve Valentine, more contribute to anthology launching this fall

Oshiego ni Kyōhaku Sareru no ga Hanzai Desu ka? Light Novels Get Animated Video

posted on 2018-07-23 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Light novel series by HENNEKO author launched in March

Babymetal Reveals A!SMART Variant Cover for Apocrypha Graphic Novel

Jul 23rd 2018

Kasane Manga Ends on August 10

posted on 2018-07-23 13:57 EDT by Karen Ressler
Live-action film wins audience award at Swiss film festival

One Piece Gets a Food Wars! Makeover in Latest Shonen Jump

July 23, 2018 3:05pm CDT
Crossover, sketch cards, and more fill the 21st-anniversary issue

New Aphorism Manga Launches in Shonen Gangan

posted on 2018-07-23 18:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Original survival horror manga ran from 2008-2016

Eat Man’s Akihito Yoshitomi Launches New Manga

posted on 2018-07-23 20:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga about girls’ magic school launches this week

Viz Media Announces New Publishing Titles Set to Debut in Early 2019

Jul 23rd 2018


Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Game Gets Manga

posted on 2018-07-24 09:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Adaptation of game debuts with Fujino Fuji’s art on August 24

Best and Worst Manga of 2018 Results - Comic-Con International

posted on 2018-07-24 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Miho Obana’s Honey Bitter Manga to End in 1 or 2 Chapters

posted on 2018-07-24 19:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Long-running manga by Kodocha creator launched in 2004

Tokyopop to Release Collector’s Edition of Kozue Amano’s Aria Manga

posted on 2018-07-24 20:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company previously released 6 volumes of 12-volume manga in 2008-2010

Manga Giants Riyoko Ikeda, Suzue Miuchi, Macoto Takahashi Appear on TV Program

posted on 2018-07-24 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Princess Jellyfish’s Akiko Higashimura Launches New Manga in October

posted on 2018-07-25 05:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga centers on 3 women from different generations

Fairy Tail’s Happy Spinoff Manga Launches

posted on 2018-07-25 14:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Also: title revealed for sequel manga

Ribon Shōjo Manga Magazine’s Book Showcases Classic Bundled Bonuses

posted on 2018-07-25 14:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Viz Media Debuts Comprehensive Digital Collection of Pokémon Manga

Jul 25th 2018


Chrono Ma:gia Manga Goes on Hiatus While Author Recovers Health

posted on 2018-07-26 09:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Adaptation of GungHo Online Entertainment’s smartphone game launched on April 18

Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai R Manga Ends With 6th Volume

posted on 2018-07-26 09:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aya Nakahara’s manga launched in 2016 as sequel to earlier romantic comedy manga

Idumi Kirihara’s Mata, Onaji Yume o Miteita Manga Ends in August

posted on 2018-07-26 10:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Adaptation of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas author Yoru Sumino’s novel launched in September

Aria the Scarlet Ammo’s Chūgaku Akamatsu Writes New Manga

posted on 2018-07-26 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Battle Royale: Angels’ Border’s Mioko Ohnishi draws art for Fenrir historical fantasy manga

Clockwork Planet Manga Ends in August

posted on 2018-07-26 19:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga based on Yuu Kamiya, Tsubaki Himana’s light novels launched in 2013

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: Mace of Judgement Side Story Manga Ends

posted on 2018-07-26 21:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Series based on Junichi Kamino’s novel began in November 2016


Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter Manga Ends

posted on 2018-07-27 02:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of franchise’s 21st anime film launched in January

Kakegurui Spinoff Manga Artist Launches Spinoff Manga of Isekai Cheat Magician Light Novels

posted on 2018-07-27 03:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original light novels by Takeru Uchida have anime in the works

Magical Girl Site Sept Spinoff Manga Ends on August 23

posted on 2018-07-27 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toshinori Sogabe launched spinoff of horror manga last October

The Irregular at Magic High School: Double Seven Manga Ends in 3rd Volume

posted on 2018-07-27 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
3rd volume of manga adapting novels’ 12th volume ships in spring 2019

Aria: The Masterpiece and Yuri Bear Storm Announced by Tokyopop at SDCC 2018

Jul 27th 2018
Masterpiece Edition of Runaway Hit Aria and Manga Adaptation of Yuri Bear Storm Launching in Early 2019

International Manga Stars Crowned in Latest Silent Manga Audition®

Jul 27th 2018

Manga Answerman - Why Isn’t My Favorite Manga Licensed In America?

by Deb Aoki, Jul 27th 2018

Moto Hagio’s New The Poe Clan Unicorn Manga Goes on Hiatus, Returns in Spring 2019

posted on 2018-07-27 13:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Sequel to original series launched in May

ANN Review - Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Novels 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 27th 2018

Kumamon Mascot’s Origin Story Told in Educational Manga

posted on 2018-07-27 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Honjitsu Watashi wa Enjō Shimashita Manga Cancelled Due to Online Controversy

posted on 2018-07-27 19:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


ANN Review - The Promised Neverland GN 2

by Nick Creamer, Jul 28th 2018

Elf Yamada Cooks Up a Storm in New Eromanga Sensei Spin-Off Manga

July 28, 2018 3:42pm CDT
“Eromanga Sensei Yamada Elf Dai-sensei no Koisuru Jushin Gohan” debuts in September issue of “Dengeki Daioh”


ANN Review - Those Summer Days eBooks 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 29th 2018


My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film’s Bonus Manga Previewed

posted on 2018-07-30 05:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“No.0 ALL MIGHT: RISING” manga included in book for theatergoers in Japan

“Masterclass One-Shot Showcase: Volume 2", Showcasing the Very Best in International Manga

Jul 30th 2018

When a small town clicks with manga masses in Japan, overseas

July 30, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Publish ‘HOT’ 1-Shot Manga by Reborn!'s Akira Amano

posted on 2018-07-30 15:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga about ice hockey debuts next week


GL Bunko Imprint Offers Girls Kingdom Yuri Novels in English

posted on 2018-07-31 01:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nayo, Shio Sakura’s novels include original Japanese text, English translation

ANN Review - Harukana Receive GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 31st 2018

Inuyasha’s Rumiko Takahashi Draws Cover for Historical Romance Novel

posted on 2018-07-31 20:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


ANN Review - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Aug 1st 2018

Keisuke Sato’s Little Witch Academia Manga Ends in August

posted on 2018-08-01 18:01 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yen Press publishes manga adaptation of anime in English

SuBLime Licenses Love in Limbo, Candy Color Paradox Manga

posted on 2018-08-01 18:59 EDT by Karen Ressler
Both manga to get print, digital releases

YuruYuri Manga Author Gets In Touch With Her Domestic Dragon Side

August 01, 2018 10:07pm CDT
Namori shares a portrait of Tohru from “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” on her official Twitter account


ANN Review - Hatsu*Haru GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Aug 2nd 2018

Ritz Kobayashi’s Saki Manga Goes on Hiatus Until October

posted on 2018-08-02 11:12 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Mahjong series also had 2-month break from July to September 2017

Manga Publishers Team Up for ‘Stop! Piracy Edition’ Info Campaign

posted on 2018-08-02 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Viz Media Launches Coming-Of-Age LGBT Manga Series That Blue Sky Feeling

Aug 2nd 2018
Tender Portrayal Of A Relationship Between A Pair Of High School Students Debuts This Summer

Viz Media Announces the Release of New Shojo Manga Series Shortcake Cake

Aug 2nd 2018
High School Student Ten’s Life Changes Forever When She Moves Into A Boardinghouse Full Of Male Housemates

Japanese Yaoi Manga Artists Reveal Exclusive Illustrations for English Fans

Aug 2nd 2018
In Appreciation of Users Who Buy Their Official English Work Through Renta!

Vintage Baseball Manga Make It to Koshien with New Collaboration

August 02, 2018 10:25pm CDT
Touch and Major 2nd bento will be available for a limited time

Manga artist, publisher ask readers to put old books online

August 2, 2018 at 17:05 JST / The Asahi Shimbun


Manga Answerman - Is It Common For Mangaka To Have A Lot Of Uncredited Assistants?

by Deb Aoki, Aug 3rd 2018

Celsys to Attend Manga Koshien Contest

Aug 3rd 2018

Tezuka Mix Magazine to Launch as Tezucomi in October

posted on 2018-08-03 18:24 EDT by Alex Mateo
Magazine to celebrate work of manga creator Osamu Tezuka

KANTA ON MANGA / Why 1968 was the start of something special for manga

10:51 am, August 03, 2018 / The Japan News


Yuki Yuna is a Hero Manga Ends on August 30

posted on 2018-08-04 00:02 EDT
Manga began in 2014

As the Gods Will’s Muneyuki Kaneshiro Launches Blue Rock Soccer Manga

posted on 2018-08-04 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda*
Yusuke Nomura draws manga about team preparing for 2022 World Cup

Chio’s School Road Manga to End on September 5

posted on 2018-08-04 08:48 EDT by Egan Loo
Final book volume, TV anime finale also slated for next month

ANN Review - After Hours GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Aug 4th 2018


Love Live! Sunshine!! School Idol Diary: Chika Riko Yō-hen Novel Gets Manga

posted on 2018-08-05 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation focusing on Aquors second-year students launches on August 30

Missons of Love’s Ema Toyama Launches 1-Shot Manga on September 3

posted on 2018-08-05 15:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“Jimi Kon” manga centers on high school girl who vows to marry childhood friend when she turns 16

Ribon Magazine Editor-in-Chief Praises Aoi Makino’s New Sayonara Mini Skirt Manga

posted on 2018-08-05 18:04 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Maid Sama! Anime Cast Reunite for 1st Drama CD in 4 Years

posted on 2018-08-05 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Jump Collaborates With Southern All Stars Band for Anniversaries

posted on 2018-08-05 20:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


The Irregular at Magic High School Gets Spinoff Novels About Assassin Challenging Tatsuya

posted on 2018-08-06 01:40 EDT by Karen Ressler
Novel to serialize online, star new heroine Yuki Hashibami

The Seven Deadly Sins Manga to End in ‘About a Year’

posted on 2018-08-06 09:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Creator Nakaba Suzuki plans manga for 40 volumes

Fruits Basket Another Sequel Manga Ends With Next Chapter

posted on 2018-08-06 09:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Artist teases additional stories after the end

Pompo: The Cinéphile Manga Gets Sequel Volume in September

posted on 2018-08-06 10:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga also gets spinoff about aspiring actress

Manga Action Magazine Marks 50th Anniversary With Bookstore Campaign

posted on 2018-08-06 12:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman