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Type-Moon Reveals New Fate/Requiem Book for Comiket 95

posted on 2018-12-18 00:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New Fate story set in world “after the Holy Grail War”

The Promised Neverland Gets Comedy Spinoff Manga in January

posted on 2018-12-18 01:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Dragon Dentist’s Otaro Maijo, Arata Momose launch new manga with on December 25

Chibi Maruko-chan Manga’s Last Volume Includes Unpublished Work, Remake of 1st Chapter

posted on 2018-12-18 14:06 EST by Jennifer Sherman
17th/final volume ships on December 25

Haruhi Suzumiya Novel to Be Re-released from Kadokawa Bunko for Five Consecutive Months

December 18, 2018 8:10pm CST
Photographer Shiori Iwakura provides the new bunko’s cover photos


S-F Magazine’s Yuri-Themed Issue Gets Reprints Before Release

December 19, 2018 12:10am CST
The second time in Japan’s longest-running science fiction magazine’s 59-year history

Rumspringa no Jōkei Tops Kono BL ga Yabai! 2019 list

posted on 2018-12-19 13:46 EST by Lynzee Loveridge & Kim Morrissy

InkyPen Comics Subscription Service Launches for Switch, Lists Titles

posted on 2018-12-19 15:15 EST by Karen Ressler
Service has very limited manga selection but is “working on it”

Shonen Jump Announces Its 1st ‘Under 23’ Web Manga Award

posted on 2018-12-19 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Kodomo no Jikan Manga Removed From Online Store as ‘Precaution’ After Project-H Site is Banned From Shopify

posted on 2018-12-19 17:15 EST by Karen Ressler
Digital copies may or may not return to eManga’s store


Kimi to Boku. Manga’s Return Will be 3 Months Only

posted on 2018-12-20 01:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga resumed on Tuesday after being on hiatus since 2015

Shonen Magazine Edge Issue Featuring Hypnosis Mic Manga Debut Sells Out

posted on 2018-12-20 03:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
No plans for reprint of issue, but debut chapter also appears on next issue on January 17

March comes in like a lion Comes Face to Face with Honey & Clover in Shaft Ad

posted on 2018-12-20 14:15 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

64th Shogakukan Manga Awards’ Nominees Announced

posted on 2018-12-20 16:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Cells at Work!, Splatoon, Age 12, Dr. Stone, 1/100,000, more nominated


Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō Manga Approaches Climax

posted on 2018-12-21 00:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Trinity Seven Author Launches New Manga in February

posted on 2018-12-21 01:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Saito launches Gishin Eiyuu no Amadeus manga with Ichitaka

Manga Answerman - Who Decides Which Ecchi Manga Get Shrinkwrapped?

by Deb Aoki, Dec 21st 2018

Prohect-H Updates on Kodomo no Jikan’s Digital Sale Status

posted on 2018-12-21 15:00 EST by Karen Ressler

Sunrise Challenges Artists to Create Manga for Their Top Robot Heroes

December 21, 2018 5:10pm EST
Code Geass, GaoGaiGar, and more are all up for grabs in Yatate Bunko Prize

Rei Toma’s New Manga Takes Place in World of Dawn of the Arcana

posted on 2018-12-21 18:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kogetsu no Yume manga launches on January 24

Ryūhei Tamura Draws ‘Rappa Rendan’ Music 1-Shot Manga

posted on 2018-12-21 21:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda


Fairy Tail’s Hiro Mashima Draws Dragon Quest XI 1-Shot Manga

posted on 2018-12-22 03:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1-shot to tell story of Erik before he meets game’s protagonist

ANN Review: Cursed Princess and the Lucky Knight Novel

by Rebecca Silverman, Dec 22nd 2018

Kindai Mahjong Manga Magazine Changes to Monthly Publication

posted on 2018-12-22 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Kazuo Maekawa, professional mahjong player Sayaka Okada launch new manga on December 29


Naruto’s Masashi Kishimoto Partners with Illustrator Akira Ōkubo to Launch Samurai 8 Manga

posted on 2018-12-23 01:52 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series launches in Shonen Jump in spring 2019

My Hero Academia, The Promised Neverland Will be Available on Free Comic Book Day 2019

posted on 2018-12-23 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Lineup also includes Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition, Kino’s Journey, Pokémon Adventures, Robotech

Haruhi Suzumiya Artist Questions Fans About How ‘True’ Her New Art Is

posted on 2018-12-23 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Novels will be re-released by Kadokawa Bunko starting in January.

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Replace ‘Jump Start’ Initiative With More Serializations

posted on 2018-12-23 18:00 EST by Karen Ressler

CyberConnect2 President Writes Manga About Working in Games Industry

posted on 2018-12-23 19:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

J-Novel Club Releases Cooking with Wild Game, I Shall Survive Using Potions! Light Novels

posted on 2018-12-23 23:49 EST / ANN
Company also releases An Archdemon’s Dilemma - How to Love Your Elf Bride


KANTA ON MANGA / High schooler fills empty life with awakening in art

10:51 am, December 24, 2018 / The Japan News

Oh My Goddess! Manga Gets Job-Hunting Spinoff

posted on 2018-12-24 12:49 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Uhei Aoki, Kumichi Yoshizuki’s Aa Shūkatsu no Megami-sama manga launches on January 25

Wake Up, Girls! Leaders Manga Ends

posted on 2018-12-24 16:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Titular voice actress and singing unit holds final concert on March 8

170 Artists Collaborate for Comiket Heisei Tribute Anthology

posted on 2018-12-24 16:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Project-H Brand Manager Talks About Online Store Closure, Relaunch Possibilities

posted on 2018-12-24 20:00 EST by Karen Ressler
No comment yet on Kodomo no Jikan


Fairy Tail Creator to Draw One-Shot Dragon Quest XI Manga

December 25, 2018 3:05am EST / Crunchyroll
Hiro Mashima prepares to retell the story of Erik


Dragon Dentist Creator Prepares to Debut New Digital Manga

December 26, 2018 12:08am CST
This Love Cannot Be Any More Beautiful. is coming soon to Shonen Jump+

Girls’ Last Tour Creator Tsukumizu Launches New Manga

posted on 2018-12-26 11:50 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Shimeji Simulation tells surreal daily life story

Manga Artist Yutaka Abe Exhibition Offers Special Case Closed Production Insight

posted on 2018-12-26 13:45 EST by Victor Chaves
Step into the world of Yutaka Abe

Silver Kamuy Returns For New Year Manga Chapters

posted on 2018-12-26 18:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Twin Signal Biennial Sequel Manga Launches

posted on 2018-12-27 01:16 EST
Manga creator launched crowdfunding campaign for sequel in April

Goblin Slayer Gaiden 2: Tsubanari no Daikatana Spinoff Manga Launches

posted on 2018-12-27 14:01 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga adaptation runs alongside serialized spinoff novel

Akame ga Kill Zero Manga Ends Serialization in January

posted on 2018-12-27 16:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Prequel manga launched in 2013

Yakuza House-Husband Manga Gokushufudo Wins Pixiv Comic Ranking 2018

posted on 2018-12-27 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge
Categories include overall best manga, fantasy, animal, romance, drama, more themes

Princess Jellyfish’s Akiko Higashimura Launches New Manga Next Spring

posted on 2018-12-27 18:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Tokyo Tarareba Musume Returns bonus manga ends

Cross Infinite World Licenses Beast † Blood Sci-fi/Romance Light Novel

posted on 2018-12-27 18:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Akira Egawa draws art for English edition of Sato Fumino’s novel

Limit’s Keiko Suenobu Launches New Manga Next Summer

posted on 2018-12-27 19:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Rin Saitō also launches new series

ANN Review - My Hero Academia GN 16

by Nick Creamer, Dec 27th 2018

Devils’ Line Gets Side Story Manga After Finale

posted on 2018-12-27 21:00 EST by Karen Ressler
1st of 5 parts to focus on Shōta Akimura


Manga Time Kirara Carat Magazine to Have ‘Important Announcements’ in Next 3 Issues

posted on 2018-12-28 03:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Tomoko Ninomiya Aims to Resume Nanatsuya Manga in Spring 2019

posted on 2018-12-28 07:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
February issue published new chapter on Tuesday

Gundam Seed Astray: Princess of the Sky Manga Ends in January

posted on 2018-12-28 13:01 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga launched in 2015

Hoshi no Hitomi no Silhouette Manga by Whisper of the Heart’s Aoi Gets New Sequel

posted on 2018-12-28 14:50 EST by Karen Ressler
Story is set 20 years after 1980s shojo manga

Naked Ape Launches New Crime Suspense Manga in January

posted on 2018-12-28 17:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Suicide Line manga to run on Comic Tatan website

Fate/Grand Order Game Gets 4 ‘Epic of Remnant’ Manga

posted on 2018-12-28 19:00 EST by Karen Ressler
4 series to launch in different magazines in January/February


Excel Saga’s Rikudou Ends Super Cartesian Theater Manga

posted on 2018-12-29 02:04 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sci-fi manga follows girl who ends up controlling brain of her crush

ANN Review - So I’m a Spider, So What? Novel 4

by Theron Martin, Dec 29th 2018

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Gets New Spinoff Manga About Lucoa, Shota

posted on 2018-12-29 12:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga begins on January 25

Big Order/Future Diary Creator Ends Tantei Akechi wa Kyōran su Manga

posted on 2018-12-29 14:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Detective manga launched in March 2017

Kemono Friends 2 Gets Manga Adaptation

posted on 2018-12-29 16:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Ryū Naitō draws series launching in January


ANN Review - Umineko When They Cry Episode 7 Requiem of the Golden Witch Volumes 2-3

by Rebecca Silverman, Dec 30th 2018

Hugtto! Precure Manga Ends, Star ☆ Twinkle Precure Manga Begins in February

posted on 2018-12-30 13:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Same artist to continue with new series

Osamu Tezuka’s Adult Fantasy Manga I.L Gets Special Reprint

posted on 2018-12-30 14:15 EST by Victor Chaves


Busshi no Busshin Manga by Nabari no Ou’s Kamatani Resumes After 2 Years

posted on 2018-12-31 07:15 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about sculptor of Buddhist images launched in 2013

ANN Review - The Bride & the Exorcist Knight GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Dec 31st 2018

J-Novel Club Licenses 3 More Manga Series

posted on 2018-12-31 18:17 EST by Karen Ressler
I Shall Survive Using Potions!, The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!, Animeta! manga previews available now


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

posted on 2019-01-01 12:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kingdom, Chihayafuru, Detective Conan, One-Punch Man, Bakuon!!, Sword Art Online, Umimachi Diary, more


Edia’s Hifumi, Sankyo Launch New ‘Comic Polca’ Manga Label

posted on 2019-01-02 15:30 EST by Karen Ressler
‘I’m a severed head but I became a magical girl!’, A man with a thousand skills manga launch

Monthly Flowers Editors Ask for Help to Locate Original The Heart of Thomas Manga Art

posted on 2019-01-02 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Dragalia Lost Smartphone Game Gets New Manga on Cycomi Site

posted on 2019-01-03 04:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Each chapter to highlight different character

7 Manga Nominated for Angoulême’s Top Prize

posted on 2019-01-03 07:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Blue Giant, Shinya Shokudō, Saltiness, Wonderland, PLINIVS, more nominated

Sengoku Otome Manga Ends

posted on 2019-01-03 08:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on pachinko game launched last July

Harem Royale -When the Game Ends- Manga Ends on January 26

posted on 2019-01-03 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ryukishi07, Yukari Higa launched manga in 2016

New Sensual Phrase Shōjo Manga Series to Launch on February 5

posted on 2019-01-03 11:10 EST by Egan Loo
Mayu Shinjo to publish Sono Koe de, Sono Uta o in Sho-Comi before new game app launches

Kenji Saito’s Goodbye! Isekai Tensei Manga Changes Magazines

posted on 2019-01-03 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga transfers from Shōnen Magazine R to Monthly Shonen Magazine on February 6

ANN Review - The Rising of the Shield Hero Novel 13

by Rebecca Silverman, Jan 3rd 2019

Takane & Hana Manga to Have ‘Big News’ on January 19

posted on 2019-01-03 18:00 EST by Alex Mateo


Oh! Come on, VIZ, license this!!


Suu Morishita’s Shortcake Cake Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2019-01-04 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media releases manga in English

Fate/Grand Order Duel Manga Launches in February

posted on 2019-01-04 13:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Eiichirō Mashin draws manga based on board game that launched in August

It’s Black Clover Mania as Three Different Manga Volumes Arrive at Once

January 04, 2019 1:01pm CST
Quartet Knights adaptation hits shelves alongside gag manga and volume 19

High School Romance Gets Artsy in Adolescence Renaissance! David-kun

January 04, 2019 5:06pm EST
Works of art star in volume 1 of rom-com manga, soon to be in print

Fans Choose Who Rules in Prince of Tennis Popularity Poll

January 04, 2019 7:10pm EST
Vote for your fave once a day in the series’s 20th anniversary poll.

Naruto Star Gets Aggressively Tuneful in New Manga One CM

January 04, 2019 7:11pm CST
Showtaro Morikubo sings the praises of manga app’s major titles

Project-H Store Reopens With Kodomo no Jikan Manga

posted on 2019-01-04 21:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Website closed last month after ban from ecommerce platform


Shueisha Confirms Gintama Manga Will End in 77th Volume

posted on 2019-01-05 02:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Coolkyoushinja, Yasu’s Diotima Manual Manga Ends This Month

posted on 2019-01-05 06:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid creator, Toradora! illustrator launched in 2017

Gunjō no Magmell Manga Approaches Climax

posted on 2019-01-05 08:00 EST by Alex Mateo

ANN Review - Slumbering Beauty GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Jan 5th 2019

REC’s Q-taro Hanamizawa Ends Love App Manga on January 19

posted on 2019-01-05 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Love comedy series about “greatest love app ever” launched last March

Jormungand Creator’s Destro 246 Manga Gets Novel

posted on 2019-01-05 14:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original spinoff of manga about female assassins debuts on February 19

Hidenori Hara, Yu Koyama Each Launch New Manga

posted on 2019-01-05 16:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hara’s new manga launches on January 10, Koyama’s manga launches on February 9

‘Exhibition of Buddha Illustration by Manga Artists’ Arrives in Shiga Prefecture This Spring

posted on 2019-01-05 17:45 EST by Victor Chaves
Over 50 artists and 70 works interpret the religious figure

KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN Manga Author Teases Announcement on Twitter

January 05, 2019 10:12pm CST
Could a new project be in the works in 2019 for the Teasing Master?