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Marvel, Sekai no Owari Band Collaborate on End of the World Comic

posted on 2018-12-01 02:06 EST by Egan Loo
Project with music video, documentary began development 2 years ago

Miho Obana’s Honey Bitter Manga Ends

posted on 2018-12-01 02:55 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Long-running manga by Kodocha creator launched in 2004

Nekopara Manga Adaptation Ends

posted on 2018-12-01 11:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga based on NEKO WORKS’ visual novel launched in May

Coolkyoushinja, Yasu’s Diotima Manual Manga Approaches Finale

posted on 2018-12-01 13:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid creator, Toradora! illustrator launched last year

Saiyuki Creator Draws New Illustration for Character Genjo Sanzo’s Birthday

posted on 2018-12-01 13:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Qualidea Code’s Risō Maeda Launches New Manga

posted on 2018-12-01 15:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Moto Sekai Ichi-i Subchara Ikusei Nikki manga centers on gamer reincarnated into fantasy world

Harem Royale -When the Game Ends- Manga Approaches Climax

posted on 2018-12-01 17:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ryukishi07, Yukari Higa launched manga in 2016

Charlotte, Release the Spyce, Seishun Buta Yarō, Tenka Hyakken Manga End in December

posted on 2018-12-01 21:00 EST by Karen Ressler
4 series end in Dengeki G’s Comic on December 27


Shortcake Cake’s Suu Morishita Launches New Manga on December 28

posted on 2018-12-02 00:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga centers on “seaweed brothers” in underwater utopia

Gintama Manga Starts Final Run in Jump GIGA Magazine on December 28

posted on 2018-12-02 12:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Kazuhiro Fujita Exhibit Displays Extensive Artwork From Ushio & Tora, Karakuri Circus, More Manga

posted on 2018-12-02 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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

posted on 2018-12-02 16:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins


Fruits Basket Another Manga’s 1st 1-Shot Centers on Shiki

posted on 2018-12-03 00:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga ended in Monday, but Takaya will continue drawing 1-shots

One Piece Has Dominated Japan’s Yearly Manga Sales Ranking for 11 Consecutive Years

December 03, 2018 12:50am CST
Kugane Maruyama’s “Overlord” becomes the top-selling light novel series of 2018

Last Round Arthurs Light Novel Series Gets Manga

posted on 2018-12-03 11:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yen Press announced license of light novels last month

Demon Tune Manga by Blood Lad’s Yūki Kodama Moves to Jump+ Site

posted on 2018-12-03 12:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Preview Ne0;lation Manga

posted on 2018-12-03 17:00 EST by Karen Ressler


Rumiko Takahashi to Launch New Manga Series Early Next Spring

posted on 2018-12-04 07:01 EST by Egan Loo
Ranma/Inuyasha creator returns to Shonen Sunday after ending RIN-NE last December

ANN Review - Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization GN 1

by Theron Martin, Dec 4th 2018

World Trigger Manga Continues in New Home at Jump SQ Magazine

December 04, 2018 12:02pm CST
January 2019 issue brought with it the latest from Daisuke Ashihara

Akame ga KILL! Writer Takahiro Launches New Matoseihei no Slave Manga

posted on 2018-12-04 17:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! manga artist provides art


I figured she had at least one more in her


Dagashi Kashi’s Kotoyama Draws New 1-Shot Manga on December 26

posted on 2018-12-05 05:25 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

ANN Review - Cutie Honey: The Classic Collection [Hardcover] GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Dec 5th 2018

Heroic Voices Ring out in GaoGaiGar vs. Betterman Drama CD

December 05, 2018 5:05pm CST
Print manga will feature new album, including a cover of the GaoGaiGar theme

Senryū Shōjo Manga Has Important Announcement on December 12

posted on 2018-12-05 21:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion Comes to Crunchyroll

December 05, 2018 7:00pm CST
Anime series begins streaming in Jan


Detective Conan Manga Tops Da Vinci Ranking

posted on 2018-12-06 00:46 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Oya-san to Boku, One Piece, Haikyu!!, Chihayafuru also rank

The Promised Neverland Gets New Novel Spinoff

posted on 2018-12-06 01:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Novel about Isabella, Krone ships in January

Alicia’s Diet Quest Manga Ends in January

posted on 2018-12-06 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kodansha Comics began publishing manga digitally in English in November

Manga Tops Amazon Japan’s Best-Selling Kindle Book Ranking for 2018

posted on 2018-12-06 16:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Best-selling physical manga also listed

British Museum’s Manga Exhibition to be Largest Ever Outside of Japan

December 06, 2018 5:04pm CST
The event is scheduled to take place from May 23-26, 2019

My Hero Academia Creator Kōhei Horikoshi ‘Dekus’ the Hall with Boughs of Holly

posted on 2018-12-06 18:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Interviews With Monster Girls Gets Spinoff Manga About Yoko, Zashiko

posted on 2018-12-06 19:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Kae Hashimoto, Hajime Honda work on spinoff launching in January

Ginga ~The Last Wars~ Manga Ends on December 7

posted on 2018-12-06 21:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Sequel of Ginga Nagareboshi Gin manga about Akita dog launched in 2015


Trinity Seven’s Kenji Saito Ends Rednight Eve Manga

posted on 2018-12-07 03:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Saito, Kouzi Yokoyama launched supernatural manga in October 2014

Sound! Euphonium Series Gets 2 New Novels About Kumiko’s 3rd Year

posted on 2018-12-07 04:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“Hibike! Euphonium - Kitauji Suisōgaku-bu, Ketsui no Saishū Gakushō” novels slated for April, May

Hime-chan’s Ribbon Creator Ends Hinakosan no Wakeari na Hibi Manga

posted on 2018-12-07 04:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about 36-year-old grandmother runs in Ane Kei Petit Comic magazine

Dragon Age Magazine Relaunches Online Manga Channel

posted on 2018-12-07 05:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Dora Dora Sharp# site launched on Friday

Aki Sora’s Itosugi Ends Iinari Manga

posted on 2018-12-07 06:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about relationship between student, council president with dark secret launched in 2016

Knight in the Area’s Kaya Tsukiyama Prepares New Manga

posted on 2018-12-07 11:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Tsukiyama seeks regular assistant for series

Yen Press Licenses Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Novels

posted on 2018-12-07 13:29 EST by Karen Ressler
Spin-off series about Megumin launches in June

Manga Answerman - Why Do Some Shojo Publishers Use The Same Spine Design For Every Series?

by Deb Aoki, Dec 7th 2018

Viz’s Shonen Jump Switches to Free Simultaneous Publication

posted on 2018-12-07 14:09 EST by Jennifer Sherman
New US$1.99/month membership plan announced for back catalog

Hiroshi Takahashi’s ‘Worst’ Manga Gets Spinoff

posted on 2018-12-07 16:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga side story focuses on Guriko

Weekly Shonen Jump Offers New Year Cards From Its Artists

posted on 2018-12-07 16:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge
Also: ufotable, voice actors plan cards for fans

Japanese Government Aims to Impose Penalties for Downloading Illegal Books

posted on 2018-12-07 19:30 EST by Karen Ressler
New regulations would impose fines, prison time for paying for pirated media

Nakayoshi Includes Memorial Card for Manga Creator Yu Asagiri

posted on 2018-12-07 21:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Wanted to point this one out to everyone, this seems to be making waves as an extremely good deal.


It’s worked out pretty well for Comic Valkyrie (Who Publishes the Freezing Manga) Although the sites in Korean / Japanese, they have all the latest chapters for free.


‘You Don’t Know Gunma Yet’ Manga Ends in 11th Volume

posted on 2018-12-08 02:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired series of anime shorts in April

‘It will be breakfast at Tiffany some day’ Manga’s Story Approaches Climax

posted on 2018-12-08 04:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hirochi Maki’s manga inspired live-action series in October 2015

Scorching Ping Pong Girls Manga to End in Tonari no Young Jump in February

posted on 2018-12-08 11:32 EST by Egan Loo
Yagura Asano’s Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume manga inspired Fall 2016 anime

Real Account Manga Heads to Climax

posted on 2018-12-08 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Sayaka Mogi to Self-Publish Finale of Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice Manga

posted on 2018-12-08 13:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Pupa creator’s manga is getting digital English release

Sengoku Otome Manga Heads Toward Climax

posted on 2018-12-08 15:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Masaru Miyazaki Launches New Tezuka Biographical Manga With Girls und Panzer Artist

posted on 2018-12-08 17:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Takeshi Nogami draws story about people who produced Astro Boy anime

Kazuki Yamamoto Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for New Godhand Teru Manga

posted on 2018-12-08 19:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Original medical manga ran from 2001-2011, inspired live-action series

One Piece Voted Most Representative Manga of Heisei Era

posted on 2018-12-08 20:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

O/A’s Keiji Watarai Ends Piyoko to Makai-chō no Hime-sama Manga

posted on 2018-12-08 21:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Gag manga follows everyday lives of young women who live in supernatural town


Nisekoi Manga Gets New Spinoff Chapter

posted on 2018-12-09 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga commemorates release of live-action film adaptation on December 21

The Mike Toole Show - Jump-ing Ship

by Mike Toole, Dec 9th 2018


Manga Time Kirara, Carat, Max Magazines Gets Digital Editions

posted on 2018-12-10 01:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Digital editions will be available 1 month after physical editions

Artist Katsumi Kobayashi Remakes Gyara Manga by Ashura’s George Akiyama

posted on 2018-12-10 06:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga launches on January 4

Girls’ High Author Towa Oshima Draws 1-Shot Manga in January

posted on 2018-12-10 08:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019’s Series Ranking for Male Readers

posted on 2018-12-10 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Heavenly Delusion, Kengōji-san wa Mendōkusai, Astra Lost in Space top list

ANN Review - Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf Novel 3

by Theron Martin, Dec 10th 2018

Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019’s Series Ranking for Female Readers

posted on 2018-12-10 10:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Metamorphose no Engawa, Mystery to Iu Nakare, Nagi no Oitoma top list

Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019’s Top 20 Manga Magazine List

posted on 2018-12-10 10:04 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Afternoon, Flowers, Feel Young magazines top list

KANTA ON MANGA / Award-winning ‘Monstress’ heralds new era for female comic creators

10:55 am, December 10, 2018

Viz’s Shonen Jump Adds Haikyu!!, Demon Slayer, More to Simulpublishing Lineup

posted on 2018-12-10 17:09 EST by Karen Ressler
Chainsaw Man, ne0;lation, Gokutei Higuma, act-age, Jujutsu Kaisen!! also get simultaneous publication


【Conspiracy theory】 Does secret code show Rumiko Takahashi’s next manga serial will be her last?

December 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
Our reporter finds a freaky coincidence or a hidden message in the titles of the Inuyasha and Ranma 1/2 creator’s series to date.

Highschool of the Dead Manga Artist Says ‘It’s Not Easy’ to Draw Continuation

posted on 2018-12-11 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Manga’s author passed away in 2017

Kei Toume’s Kūden Noise no Himegimi Manga Changes Magazines, Has New Title

posted on 2018-12-11 17:01 EST by Jennifer Sherman and Karen Ressler
Manga launched in 2016 in now-defunct Comic Birz magazine

Viz Media Releases the Shojo Manga Series Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

Dec 11th 2018
A College Student Must Cook Her Way Out Of Being Eaten By Spirits In New Supernatural Romance Series


1st New Twelve Kingdoms Novel Story in 6 Years Slated for 2019

posted on 2018-12-12 00:50 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Fuyumi Ono finished first draft at 2,500 manuscript pages

Triage X Manga Artist Plans to End Series at 21st Volume

posted on 2018-12-12 01:20 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2009, inspired 2015 TV anime

ANN Review - After the Rain Omnibus 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Dec 12th 2018

Gear Up for Gantz Omnibus Volume 2 with an Exclusive Preview

December 12, 2018 10:06am CST
Second collection launches on January 2, 2019

Top 50 Best Selling Digital Manga and Light Novels on Book☆Walker - Overlord Tops Global Store Rankings

Dec 12th 2018


Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike Spinoff Manga Enters College Arc in January

posted on 2018-12-13 04:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Previous arc focused on Hiroshima Kureminami’s Eikichi Machimiya

New Revue Starlight Manga Launches in January

posted on 2018-12-13 05:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsubaki Ayasugi draws new manga for franchise

Kasane’s Daruma Matsuura Launches New Manga on December 25

posted on 2018-12-13 06:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ima/Uzuko Iku Kohakuiro no Hate manga is 3-chapter mini-series

Baki Gaiden - Scarface Spinoff Manga Gets Special Chapter on December 27

posted on 2018-12-13 07:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1-shot manga is set after Kaoru’s fight with Spec

GeGeGe no Kitarō Manga Gets Special New Chapter

posted on 2018-12-13 08:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New chapter centers on Edo yōkai in 1683

Kiss of the Rose Princess’ Aya Shouoto Launches New Manga on December 20

posted on 2018-12-13 09:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga about supernatural artist is titled Tsukigami to Bonbon

Citrus+ Manga Launches on December 18

posted on 2018-12-13 13:15 EST by Jennifer Sherman

NisiOisin Novel Characters Appear in Crossover Monogatari Novel

posted on 2018-12-13 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san Manga Has Important Announcement in January

posted on 2018-12-13 21:15 EST by Jennifer Sherman

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Manga Gets 2 New Chapters

posted on 2018-12-13 23:20 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Debuting on December 28, February 1 in Be Love magazine


Gundam Thunderbolt Manga Resumes, Ohtagaki Changes Art Style

posted on 2018-12-14 02:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga went on hiatus on September due to inflammation surrounding Ohtagaki’s left hand tendons

Be Love Magazine Switches to Monthly Publication

posted on 2018-12-14 02:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Futari H’s Aki Katsu Launches New Manga About Woman Who Marries 2 Men

posted on 2018-12-14 08:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga launched online on December 7

Manga Answerman - What exactly does a “manga editor” do?

by Deb Aoki, Dec 14th 2018

ANN Review - My Monster Secret GN 12

by Nick Creamer, Dec 14th 2018

Bloom Into You, Riddle Story of Devil Creators Talk Yuri in Latest Newtype Issue

posted on 2018-12-14 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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

posted on 2018-12-14 19:15 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Zelda: Twilight Princess, RWBY, Dragon Ball: Yamcha!, Mob Psycho 100, One Piece also rank

‘Dien Bien Phu’ contrasts cuteness and war

10:50 am, December 14, 2018


Mai Shows Off Her Disappearing Act in Large-Scale Seishun Buta Yarō Ad

posted on 2018-12-15 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy


ANN Review - Bad Friends GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Dec 16th 2018

Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store Manga Switches to Digital Publication

posted on 2018-12-16 11:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Ao-chan Can’t Study! Manga Ends, Sequel Manga Begins in January

posted on 2018-12-16 23:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sequel centers on “slightly more grown-up” Ao-chan


Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time 6 Manga Ends in January

posted on 2018-12-17 01:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tohko Mizuno’s manga adaptation of game launched in 2015

Shaman King The Super Star Manga Goes on 3-Month Hiatus

posted on 2018-12-17 02:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga returns on April 17

New RWBY Manga Launches on Shonen Jump+ App on December 20

posted on 2018-12-17 04:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media to publish manga simultaneously in English

Arpeggio of Blue Steel Gets New Tribute Manga in January

posted on 2018-12-17 07:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mental Model Research manga by Sayaka Itsuki centers on Mental Models in VR world

Viz’s New Shonen Jump Service Launches With 70+ Catalog Manga

posted on 2018-12-17 18:30 EST by Karen Ressler
25 series available for simultaneous publication

Fortnite Phenomenon Spreads to Coro Coro Comic

posted on 2018-12-17 18:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge