AN Forums

General Manga Industry News & Discussion


Viz Media Announces a New Dragon Ball Manga Release and the Final Bleach Box Set

Oct 24th 2018

Tonari no Kashiwagi-san Manga Gets Sequel in November

posted on 2018-10-24 07:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kinusa Shimotsuki’s manga about girl who is secret otaku ran from 2010-2016

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Manga Approaches Climax

posted on 2018-10-24 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Coolkyoushinja’s manga inspired Kyoto Animation series, 2 spinoff manga

Keiko Suenobu’s Life 2 Manga Ends

posted on 2018-10-24 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga’s 6th volume slated for November 21

Wandering Son’s Shimura Ends Koiiji Manga in November

posted on 2018-10-24 13:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shimura launched romance manga in 2014

Sankaku Head Launches New Maid in Hikkomuse Manga on November 8

posted on 2018-10-24 23:49 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga from Umaru-chan creator centers on “introverts, maid cafes”


Fumiyo Kouno Continues ‘Hijiyama-san’ 1-Shot Manga in November

posted on 2018-10-25 00:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Dawn of the Arcana’s Rei Tōma Draws 1-Shot Manga in November

posted on 2018-10-25 01:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author ended The Water Dragon’s Bride manga on September 22

The Quintessential Quintuplets Manga Surpasses One Million Copies in Print

October 25, 2018 2:30am CDT
Tezuka Productions-produced TV anime adaptation is set to premiere in January 2019

Shudan!'s Takuma Yokota Turns 1-Shot Manga About Magic the Gathering Into New Serialization

posted on 2018-10-25 04:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Katsura Ise is credited with original work for manga launching on November 26

Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san’s Kuzushiro Launches Akuma no Mama Manga

posted on 2018-10-25 06:47 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga centers on little girl who summons demon to be her mother

Shortcake Cake’s Suu Morishita Launches New Manga on November 12

posted on 2018-10-25 07:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media publishes Morishita’s Short Cake Cake manga in English

Kiss of the Rose Princess’ Aya Shouoto Launches New Manga on Gangan Online Website

posted on 2018-10-25 07:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media publishes artist’s The Demon Prince of Momochi House manga in English

ANN Review - Seirei Gensouki - Spirit Chronicles Novel 1: Kingdom of Lies

by Rebecca Silverman, Oct 25th 2018

Yuri Comedy “I like OPPAI best in the world!” Gets Audio Drama Adaptation

October 25, 2018 12:04pm CDT
Drama CD will be included as a pack-in bonus for special edition of Volume 03 of Wakame Konbu’s manga

EXCLUSIVE: 8 Stunning Pages from Babymetal Heavy Metal Group’s New Graphic Novel Apocrypha

posted on 2018-10-25 13:50 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Nagasarete Airantou’s Takeshi Fujishiro Ends Café Detective Club Manga in November

posted on 2018-10-25 19:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga launched in 2009

Legendary Comics Announces Upcoming Graphic Novel Pitting Godzilla Against a Mythic New Adversary in Godzilla Aftershock

Oct 25th 2018
Set to be released online and in stores in Spring 2019 Fans invited to attend special Legendary Comics’ MonsterVerse panel at Los Angeles Comic Con on October 27 for a chance to receive a limited-edition Godzilla: Aftershock poster

DanMachi Spinoff Manga Familia Chronicle: Episode Lyu Ends Serialization

posted on 2018-10-25 21:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga adapts light novel that centers on character Lyu Leon

Eisner Winner Gengoroh Tagame Contributes to Touken Ranbu Manga Anthology

posted on 2018-10-25 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Jump Paint by Shueisha Reached 1 Million DL, Bakuman Manga Available for Free

Oct 26th 2018

A Certain Idol Accelerator Manga Approaches Climax

posted on 2018-10-26 03:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
4-panel comedy spinoff of A Certain Scientific Accelerator manga launched in 2015

Detroit Metal City’s Wakasugi Ends Rhyming Man Manga in 3 Chapters

posted on 2018-10-26 03:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about boy who takes father’s place in rap battle launched in May 2017

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Film Gets Companion Graphic Novel in Spring 2019

posted on 2018-10-26 04:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Godzilla: Aftershock introduces characters for May 2019 film

Gundam NT Anime Gets Manga, Novel in November

posted on 2018-10-26 06:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Gundam 00 manga’s Kōzō Ōmori draws manga, Kiyoto Takeuchi pens novel

Tomoko Ninomiya’s Nanatsuya Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2018-10-26 06:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about pawn shop workers by Nodame Cantabile author launched in 2013

Writer Tadashi Agi to Launch 2 New Serialized Works in 2019

posted on 2018-10-26 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Tetsuo Hara, Nobuhiko Horie, Masato Deguchi Launch Maeda Keiji Kabuki Tabi Manga in February

posted on 2018-10-26 09:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga is latest series about samurai Maeda Keiji

Rei Izumi Ends Shiritsu Campanella Gakuen Danshi Kateika-bu Comedy Manga

posted on 2018-10-26 10:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
.hack//Legend of the Twilight manga artist launched series last November

Manga Answerman - What Tools Does A Mangaka Use To Make Manga?

by Deb Aoki, Oct 26th 2018

GeGeGe no Kitarō’s Nurikabe Finds a New Life as a Handsome Wall

posted on 2018-10-26 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Makoto Kubota to Continue Tentai Senshi Sunred Manga Independently

posted on 2018-10-26 18:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
Comedy manga inspired two television anime series

Slayers Novel’s Latest 16th Volume Immediately Gets Reprints

October 26, 2018 9:15pm CDT
The fans were waiting for the release for 18 years since the previous volume in 2000


ANN Review - Radiant GN 1

by Theron Martin, Oct 27th 2018

S.A’s Maki Minami Launches New Manga in December

posted on 2018-10-27 17:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Oshapiku Shite Kimasen ka? manga centers on 4 girls who meet to eat good food


Shonen Jump’s Series of Manga Shorts About Creators as Rookies Continues with Yusei Matsui, Tadatoshi Fujimaki

posted on 2018-10-28 12:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toriko’s Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro published 1-shot on October 15

Mist Gears Project Reveals Debut Dates for Manga, Novel

posted on 2018-10-28 13:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Stealth Symphony’s Yōichi Amano draws manga, illustrates novel launching on Monday

Tezuka’s The Book of Human Insects Manga Gets Reprint, Publisher Holds Book Fair

posted on 2018-10-28 18:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Keiko Nishi Launches New Manga in Big Comic Spirits Magazine on November 5

posted on 2018-10-29 00:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kyudo Boys author ended Shiro ga Ite manga on March 14

Bleach Novel Series to End With 3rd Volume

posted on 2018-10-29 00:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Serialized novel launched in April 2017, 2nd volume slated for November 2

Inio Asano’s Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction Manga Resumes in December

posted on 2018-10-29 11:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series went on hiatus in February

Manga Creator Kohske Asks Scanslators to Stop Sharing Gangsta.

posted on 2018-10-29 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Sol Press to Launch Digital Light Novel, Manga, Visual Novel Platform

posted on 2018-10-29 17:25 EDT by Karen Ressler
Platform will be similar to Steam, have a mobile app

SolPress Announces New Light Novel, Visual Novel Licenses

posted on 2018-10-29 18:09 EDT by Karen Ressler
2 new light novel titles, 8 new visual novels


Tsuredure Children Author Provides Voices for “Kanako’s Life as an Assassin” Motion Comic

October 30, 2018 10:06am CDT
New 4-panel comic by Toshiya Wakabayashi demonstrates why it’s not a good idea to mess with office ladies

Viz Media Delivers Pokémon Fun in the New Pokémon Comics: Classic

Oct 30th 2018
New Volume Joining The POKÉMON POCKET COMICS Series Features Four-Panel Comics, Trivia, Jokes, And Fan-Favorite Pokémon Characters


Dark Horse Partners With Chinese Company Vanguard Visionary Associates

posted on 2018-10-31 12:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Investment will allow Dark Horse to develop properties, expand internationally

ANN Interview: Junji Ito’s Frankenstein

by Rebecca Silverman, Oct 31st 2018

Man Arrested for Uploading One Piece Manga Using Perfect Dark Software

posted on 2018-10-31 15:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
54-year-old Kyoto male admitted to uploading manga

Kodansha Comics Adds Can I Kiss You Every Day?, Alicia’s Diet Quest, ‘Good Dog, Cerberus!,’ Blissful Land Manga Digitally

posted on 2018-10-31 21:50 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kodansha Comics launches new all-ages manga every week from November 20 through December


Cross Infinite World to Release The Cursed Princess and the Lucky Knight Novel, Tia La Cherla Manga

posted on 2018-11-01 02:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Novel slated for December 10 digitally, manga slated for November 30 digitally

Denpa Kyōshi’s Takeshi Azuma Launches Badminton Girls Manga

posted on 2018-11-01 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adapts DMM Games’ 1st original project

Shueisha Launches 2 New Regular Grand Jump Sister Magazines

posted on 2018-11-01 04:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Grand Jump Premium magazine rebrands as Grand Jump Mucha

Udon Entertainment Announces the English Language Hardcover Release of The Eyes of Bayonetta 2

Nov 1st 2018

Udon Entertainment Celebrates the Hardcover Release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 1 and Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Nov 1st 2018

Watch 37 Manga Creators Draw Magazine Poster Together in Video

posted on 2018-11-01 19:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Viz Media Announces the Release of Ran and the Gray World Manga Series

Nov 2nd 2018
A Young Sorceress Embarks On An Amazing Coming-Of-Age Adventure In New VIZ Signature Series

Viz Media Launches the Record of Grancrest War Manga Series

Nov 2nd 2018
New Fantasy Adventure Series Arrives From The Visionary Creator Behind The Record of Lodoss War

You Still Have One Month to Enter SMA’s Tastiest Round

Nov 2nd 2018

ANN Review - The Champions of Justice and the Supreme Ruler of Evil eBook

by Rebecca Silverman, Nov 2nd 2018

Promo Music Video Squeezes 5 Romcom Manga Onto 137 Grains of Rice

November 02, 2018 9:09am CDT
Team-up between Shogakukan and Kubota features scenes from “Urusei Yatsura”, “Afro Tanaka”, and more

Manga Answerman - How Do Censorship Rules Work for Hentai?

by Deb Aoki, Nov 2nd 2018


Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series - October 2018

posted on 2018-11-03 12:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Previously Teased ‘Project’ for Moriarty the Patriot Manga is Character Popularity Poll

posted on 2018-11-03 14:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Aoi Ikebe’s Princess Maison Manga Ends

posted on 2018-11-03 16:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series inspired live-action TV series in October 2016

Twin Star Exorcists Franchise Gets 3rd Novel on December 4

posted on 2018-11-03 18:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novel tells unknown past of Seigen, Shimon, Tenma


Record of Lodoss War New Work Ships on April 1

posted on 2018-11-04 04:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

ANN Review - Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! GN 1

by Theron Martin, Nov 4th 2018

Ryoko Fukuyama’s Anonymous Noise Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

posted on 2018-11-04 10:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired TV anime, live-action film in 2017

Attack on Titan Creator’s Early Manga That Shonen Jump Rejected Is Now Online for Free

posted on 2018-11-04 21:25 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hajime Isayama drew “Humanity Vs. Giants” when he was 19 years old

Akira Amano’s ēlDLIVE Manga Ends

posted on 2018-11-04 22:21 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Reborn! author inspired TV anime in 2017


Studio 4°C Launches Sentai Graphic Novel

posted on 2018-11-05 06:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kamishika Nakamura, Takahiro Tanaka, Wakako Takahashi work on manga

Starving Anonymous Horror Manga Ends

posted on 2018-11-05 15:10 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Yuu Kuraishi, Kengo Mizutani, and Kazu Inabe’s series launched in 2016

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

posted on 2018-11-05 16:10 EST by Jennifer Sherman

New Shigeru Mizuki Yokai Book Includes Previously Unreleased Work

posted on 2018-11-05 19:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Naoue Kikuchi, Shunju Aono Each Launch New Manga in December

posted on 2018-11-06 12:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Mushiro Utsu na no de Kekkon ka to launches on December 2, Minna no Uta on December 15

ANN Review - The Hero and His Elf Bride Open a Pizza Parlor in Another World Novel 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Nov 6th 2018

J-Novel Club Teases 5 Manga, 5 Light Novel Releases

posted on 2018-11-06 18:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman


One thing I’ve really come to dislike about the Japanese Manga Industry, Is their Light Novel Adaptations. Which 99% of the time end prematurely.


Viz Media Releases the High School Romantic Comedy Series We Never Learn

Nov 7th 2018

Viz Media Announces the Release of the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! Manga

Nov 7th 2018
Manga Depicts Ash And Pikachu’s First Adventure Together

Readers Find Super Mario Bros. 3 Book Filled With Grabbing Pussy Poetry

posted on 2018-11-07 19:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Socrates in Love Artist Kazumi Kazui Starts New Manga in March

posted on 2018-11-08 03:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Demashita! PowerPuff Girls Z’s Shiho Komiyuno also launches new manga in February

Sayaka Mogi’s Oni Kui Shōjo to Tsuki Fukurō Manga Nears End

posted on 2018-11-08 04:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Creator works on final chapter of fantasy series launched in 2016

Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2018-11-08 07:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about real estate agents debuted in 2015

All Out!!'s Shiori Amase Starts New Manga Series in December

posted on 2018-11-08 08:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Historical manga will follow Yoshida Shōin

My Hero Academia Takes 11 of Top 20 Spots on U.S. Monthly Bookscan October Manga List

posted on 2018-11-08 09:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman

ANN Review - The Ancient Magus’ Bride GN 8

by Nick Creamer, Nov 8th 2018


Maki Enjoji’s Everlasting Love Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on 2018-11-09 02:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Happy Marriage!?, SP Baby author launched in February 2016

Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2018-11-09 08:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Gag comedy series about demons launched in 2007

Persona Q2 Game Gets Manga by Akaume

posted on 2018-11-09 12:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman
2nd chapter launched on Comic Walker on Friday

Minami-ke’s Coharu Sakuraba Launches New Manga in December

posted on 2018-11-09 14:03 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nii-chan no Otōto centers on famous man who wears mask when meeting younger brother

Fans Choose Top 10 Moments From Dragon Ball Manga

posted on 2018-11-09 14:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Sol Press Licenses Ryukishi07’s Harem Royale Manga, FUNA’s ‘Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement’ Novels/Manga

posted on 2018-11-09 17:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Company announces 1st 2 titles in partnership with Kodansha

Akita Katsu Launches ‘Futari H Another’ Spinoff Manga on November 29

posted on 2018-11-09 20:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga’s story centers on virgin boy & girl falling in love


Kemono Friends Serval VA Yuka Ozaki to Release Comic Essay about Life with Her Cat

November 10, 2018 2:05am CST
She also reveals her routine as anime voice actress and its backstage (

Urusei Yatsura, Hayate the Combat Butler Feature in Viral Video By Agricultural Equipment Company

posted on 2018-11-10 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

2nd Issue of Tezucomi Mag Adds 3 More Manga, Princess Knight Medal

posted on 2018-11-10 19:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Wine Is Now Girls in Two-Volume Manga

November 10, 2018 7:35pm CST
Anthropomorphized wine manga is a favorite of Japan’s national football team

Get Your First Look at “Comicalized” Hypnosis Mic Rappers

November 10, 2018 9:10pm CST
The Dirty Dawg appear in manga announcement


Dragon Ball Super: Broly Anime Film Gets Novel

posted on 2018-11-11 04:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novel ships on same day film opens on December 14

Dr. Stone Manga Has ‘Important Announcement’ on November 19

posted on 2018-11-11 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Black Lagoon’s Rei Hiroe to Launch New Manga Next Spring

posted on 2018-11-11 10:16 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
“Youth war drama” takes place on frontline of countries at war

Keiji Amatsuka’s Seiji Tanaka Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

posted on 2018-11-11 11:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga launched on June 25

Darwin’s Game Manga Gets Novel

posted on 2018-11-11 12:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novel to tell past of manga’s characters

Parasyte’s Hitoshi Iwaaki, Artist Daisuke Muroi End Reiri Manga

posted on 2018-11-11 13:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sengoku era manga launched in December 2015

Red Sprite’s Tomohiro Yagi Publishes 1-Shot in Shonen Jump

posted on 2018-11-11 22:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Dorohedoro’s Q Hayashida Launches New Manga in March

posted on 2018-11-11 23:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New sci-fi manga features protagonist who fights against aliens

Barakamon’s Satsuki Yoshino Starts New Series in December

posted on 2018-11-11 23:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Barakamon’s final serialized chapter, final compiled volume both ship on December 12