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ANN Review - Nier: Automata: Long Story Short Novel

by James Beckett, Jan 6th 2019

Asahinagu, Ushijima the Loan Shark Authors Plan to End Manga This Year

posted on 2019-01-06 13:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ushijima’s Manabe also plans to start new serialization this year


Takeshi Hinata’s Ahiru no Sora Manga Enters Final Arc

posted on 2019-01-07 05:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

My Hero Academia Manga Tops U.S. Monthly Bookscan December List

posted on 2019-01-07 08:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

KANTA ON MANGA / Children lost in space use wits to survive

10:55 am, January 07, 2019 / The Japan News

Banana Fish Manga Giveaway Winners

January 7, 2019

Yen Press Licenses Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san Manga, Little Witch Academia Novel, More

posted on 2019-01-07 16:36 EST by Karen Ressler
Count Fujiwara’s Suffering, Cocoon Entwined, “Secretly I’ve Been Suffering About Being Sexless,” Woof Woof Story, The Survived Alchemist With a Dream of Quiet Town Life! licensed

Eisner Winning Manga Creator Gengoroh Tagame Laments End of Adult Gay Manga Mags

posted on 2019-01-07 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Crusher Joe Rebirth Manga Gets New Series This Spring

posted on 2019-01-07 20:00 EST by Alex Mateo
2nd compiled book volume ships in March

Viz Media Announces the Release of Amigurumi Sweets: Crochet Fancy Pastries and Desserts

Jan 7th 2019
Learn How To Crochet Gorgeous Desserts That Become Fun Accessories Including Key Chains, Magnets, Pouches, And More!

JY Announces: Little Witch Academia: The Nonsensical Witch and the Country of Fairies Novel

Jan 7th 2019


Tokyo Ghoul Creator Teases Character From Mystery Project

posted on 2019-01-08 16:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Zettai Karen Children Manga Has ‘Big News’ Next Week

posted on 2019-01-08 18:30 EST by Alex Mateo


Detective Conan Manga Takes 4-Week Hiatus

posted on 2019-01-09 00:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Creator Gosho Aoyama to conduct research during break

Seven Seas Licenses Kimi ni Nare, Our Wonderful Days, How to Train Your Devil Manga, Reincarnated as a Sword Light Novels

posted on 2019-01-09 17:48 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga by Orange’s Ichigo Takano debuts in September

Tokyo Hotel Offers Readers a Quiet Escape with 5,000 Manga Volumes

posted on 2019-01-09 18:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Kodansha Comics to Celebrate 10 Years of Publishing with Different Spotlight Manga Every Month in 2019

Jan 10th 2019
For January, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira is the Manga of the Month—fans can get exclusive content and anniversary pin

Seven Seas Licenses Ichigo Takano’s Become You: Kimi ni Nare Music Manga

Jan 10th 2019

Wakako-zake Gets Spinoff Manga About Bar Near Train Station

posted on 2019-01-10 07:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nenzu Nyanbara draws Taishū Sakaba Wakao manga

My Hero Academia Takes 9 of Top 20 Spots on U.S. Monthly Bookscan December Manga List

posted on 2019-01-10 08:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga’s volume 16 topped list

One Piece Creator: The End is Near, But Series Will Be Just Over 100 Volumes

posted on 2019-01-10 12:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Oda also elaborates on true nature of One Piece treasure

Kadokawa Launches Dragon Novels Imprint for Novels Based on Tabletop RPGs

posted on 2019-01-10 17:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Imprint focuses on web, print novels with “new classical fantasy” theme

Seven Seas Licenses The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese, Ghostly Things Manga, Arifureta Spinoffs

&posted on 2019-01-10 18:10 EST by Karen Ressler*
4 new manga licenses announced for 2019

Manga Briefs Roundup: December 2018

posted on 2019-01-10 20:00 EST by Karen Ressler

Tokyopop’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey Nominated for Diamond Gem Awards

Jan 10th 2019

See How Chihayafuru Manga Author Draws Art Exhibition Key Visual in Video

January 10, 2019 11:00pm CST
The 20-minute full version clip with four sections will be screened at the venue


School-Live! Manga Ends in 12th Volume

posted on 2019-01-11 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga that launched in 2012 inspired TV anime, upcoming live-action film

Cells at Work Gets New Spinoff Manga on Saturday

posted on 2019-01-11 11:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kanna Kurono, Mio Izumi draw Hataraku Saibō Friend manga about Killer T Cell

Manga Answerman - Why Do Publishers Sometimes Stop Publishing Manga Before They’re Finished?

by Deb Aoki, Jan 11th 2019

Pop Team Epic Manga Publishes ‘Final Chapter’

posted on 2019-01-11 16:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga’s 3rd “season” launched in October 2017

Big Order/Future Diary’s Sakae Esuno Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-01-11 18:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of Bokuto Uno’s Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru novels launches in spring

The Prince’s Black Poison Manga Ends in 4 Chapters

posted on 2019-01-11 20:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kodansha Comics publishes manga digitally in English

Seven Seas Adds Evangelion Novels, Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms, Nicola Traveling Around the Demon’s World, The Brave-Tuber Manga

posted on 2019-01-11 20:09 EST by Karen Ressler


Black Clover Spinoff Artist: ‘Most Manga Artists Don’t Realize What Their Work Means to Others’

posted on 2019-01-13 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy


Sound! Euphonium Author’s New Novel is About High School Canoeing Team

posted on 2019-01-14 01:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st book in new novel series ships on February 1, bundles Sound! Euphonium collaboration story

Hiroshi Takahashi’s ‘Worst’ Manga Gets New Spinoff in February

posted on 2019-01-14 07:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Manga side story focuses on Tesshō Kawachi

Atsuko Ishida Launches New Manga in Tezucomi Magazine

posted on 2019-01-14 10:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Manga adapts Osamu Tezuka’s Rainbow Parakeet series

Kentaro Yabuki Says Darling in the Franxx Manga Will Have ‘Major Divergences’ From the Anime

posted on 2019-01-14 10:45 EST by Kim Morrissy


Prince of Tennis Character Popularity Poll Officially Adds Hamster, Beetle to the Running

posted on 2019-01-15 14:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Yakitate!! Japan Creator’s Erotic Book Sells over 20,000 Copies

posted on 2019-01-15 18:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Rayearth Character Designer Brings Back a Tezuka Classic

January 15, 2019 8:07pm CST
HeiSei Rainbow Parakeet goes into print today


Pop Team Epic Manga Launches ‘Season 4’ With Boys-Love Manga Artist Harada

posted on 2019-01-16 00:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Popuko, Pipimi drawn as handsome, cute schoolboys to start new season

Check Out Exclusive Sample Pages from CLAMP’s Wish Manga

January 16, 2019 9:03am CST
Dark Horse release is scheduled for January 30

Viz Media Announces the Release of Urusei Yatsura Signature Editions

Jan 16th 2019


Zettai Karen Children’s ‘Big News’ is Anniversary Event for Author

posted on 2019-01-17 01:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Bakemonogatari Manga Series Surpasses One Million Copies Printed

January 17, 2019 1:30am CST
Its latest fourth tankobon volume hits Japanese stores today

City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Film Gets Novel Adaptation

posted on 2019-01-17 05:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novel ships on February 8 to coincide with film’s opening in Japan.

Viz Media Licenses Dragon Ball: A Visual History Art Book

posted on 2019-01-17 15:10 EST by Karen Ressler
Hardcover book slated for this fall

Rumiko Takahashi Among Grand Prix d’Angoulême Award Finalists

January 17, 2019 3:05pm CST
Top Angoulême honor also nominates Chris Ware and Emmanuel Guibert

Comic Boost Manga Site Launches With New Manga by Ryo Ikuemi, Jingu Takao, More

posted on 2019-01-17 17:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Natsuki Sumeragi, Kei Toume, Yuji Shiozaki also launch new manga

Future Card Shin Buddyfight Manga Ends

posted on 2019-01-17 18:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Mitsuhisa Tamura’s manga based on Bushiroad card game launched in May

Dr. Stone Manga Gets Novel on February 4

posted on 2019-01-17 21:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Ichio Morimoto writes Dr. Stone Hoshi no Yume, Chi no Uta novel

Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Manga Artist Yō Kokikuji Ends Gekikara Jōsama wa Jibun o Basshitai Manga

posted on 2019-01-17 22:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Manga about girl who punishes herself with spicy food launched in September 2017


Cells at Work! Spin-off Manga “Friend” 1st Chapter Previewed in Video

January 18, 2019 1:30am CST
The latest spin-off focuses on the daily life of Killer T Cell

3 Administrators for ‘Haruka Yume no Ato’ Manga Linking Site Found Guilty

posted on 2019-01-18 07:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
3 suspects serve different sentences ranging from 2-3.5 years in length

Hakusensha Offers Manga Park App With Berserk, More in Africa

posted on 2019-01-18 18:15 EST by Jennifer Sherman
App launches in Kenya, Nigeria with 7 manga series

New 3x3 Eyes Manga Moves to Monthly Young Magazine

posted on 2019-01-18 19:15 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga launched online in 2016


JIN, Mahiro Satou’s Kagerou Daze Manga Ends on February 15

posted on 2019-01-19 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on JIN’s novel, Vocaloid song series launched in 2012

Ototachibana’s Shōnen Maid Manga Listed With Side Story Volume

posted on 2019-01-19 14:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Side story slated for March 1 focuses on Uchōten Boys characters

ANN Review - Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jan 19th 2019


Ushijima the Loan Shark Manga Ends in 5 Chapters

posted on 2019-01-20 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2004, inspired 4 live-action films

Naoyuki Kageyama’s Ace Attorney Manga Covering ‘Northward, Turnabout Express’ Arc Ends

posted on 2019-01-20 13:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Artist launched manga in September

ANN Review - Tia La Cherla GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jan 20th 2019

Voice Actor Yuuki Kaji Says Metamorphose no Engawa Manga is About the Meaning of Life

posted on 2019-01-20 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy


12th Manga Taisho Awards Nominate 13 Titles

posted on 2019-01-21 00:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Golden Gold, Nagi no Oitoma, Delicious in Dungeon nominated again

Junji Ito Pens ‘Wasuregatami’ 1-Shot Manga in February

posted on 2019-01-21 06:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage Manga’s ‘1st Part’ Ends

posted on 2019-01-21 07:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2014, Seven Seas publishes English version

Dr. Stone, Age 12, More Win 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards

posted on 2019-01-21 09:33 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Suteki na Kareshi, Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō, Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu also win

ANN Review - Goblin Slayer Novels 5-6

by Rebecca Silverman, Jan 21st 2019

Love App Manga by REC’s Q-taro Hanamizawa Returns This Spring

posted on 2019-01-21 13:58 EST by Karen Ressler
Hanamizawa also teases planned new series

Fuan no Tane Omnibus Manga Returns for New Series

posted on 2019-01-21 17:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Horror stories by PTSD Radio creator inspired 2013 film


‘Saint Seiya Origin’ Manga Will Get New Series Set in Poseidon Arc

posted on 2019-01-22 00:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2-chapter short manga ran on December 19, January 19

Doubt/Judge Creator Tonogai Launches Dead Company Manga

posted on 2019-01-22 00:50 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga centers on young man with special experience recruited by game developer

Fujoshi Cast Teihen Dōshi no Maunto Kassen Essay Manga Cancelled After Online Backlash

posted on 2019-01-22 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy


Tsukihime Manga’s Sasakishonen Ends Tsuki no Sango Manga

posted on 2019-01-23 09:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on novella by Type-Moon’s Kinoko Nasu launched in 2012

Comic Solmare’s Grand Prize Awarded to The Villager of Level 999 Manga

posted on 2019-01-23 20:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Celsys Holds International Comic/Manga Schools Contest for Students All Over The World

January 23, 2019 10:30pm CST
Deadline for the submissions is May 9, 2019


Rumiko Takahashi Wins Angoulême Grand Prix 2019 Prize

posted on 2019-01-24 01:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Award honors author’s lifetime body of work

Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix Manga Gets Sequel in Novel Form in April

posted on 2019-01-24 01:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Gosick’s Kazuki Sakuraba pens novel based on Tezuka’s manuscript

Maid-sama!'s Hiro Fujiwara Draws 1-Shot Manga in February

posted on 2019-01-24 02:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mato Kauta also launches new Hatoko-san wa Tokidoki Mahō Shōjo manga in February

Masamune-kun’s Revenge after school Spinoff Manga Ends

posted on 2019-01-24 04:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“After story” manga for Masamune-kun’s Revenge launched last September

Haganai Manga Reaches Climax in 18th Volume

posted on 2019-01-24 05:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Itachi’s manga adaptation of light novel series launched in 2010

Gakuen Babysitters’ Hari Tokeino, Meteor Prince’s Meca Tanaka to Each Draw 1-Shot Manga

posted on 2019-01-24 07:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1-shots debut in March, April

Daisuke Igarashi’s Designs Manga Enters Climax

posted on 2019-01-24 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about genetically engineered man-animal hybrids launched in 2015

Manga Artists Hajime Isayama, Yuki Suetsugu, Oh! Great, More Draw Mickey Mouse

posted on 2019-01-24 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Age 12’s Nao Maita Launches New Manga in March

posted on 2019-01-24 19:00 EST by Karen Ressler
New 1-shot manga to debut in February


Junji Ito’s Uzumaki Manga Gets Novelization

posted on 2019-01-25 00:02 EST by Karen Ressler
Masaru Satō, former senior analyst in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, writes novel

New Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! Manga Ends in February

posted on 2019-01-25 00:32 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Manga’s 1st new chapters in 20 years debuted in November

DanMachi: Arrow of the Orion Film’s 2nd Bonus Novel Tells Artemis’ Prequel Story

January 25, 2019 2:10am CST
Katsushi Sakurabi (Alice & Zoroku)-directed film will open on February 15, 2019

Manga Answerman - Do Comic Book Stores Still Hesitate To Stock Manga?

by Deb Aoki, Jan 25th 2019

ANN Review - Harem Royale -When the Game Ends- GN 1 (eBook)

by Theron Martin, Jan 25th 2019

Infinite Dendrogram Light Novels Get Print Release in English

posted on 2019-01-25 15:30 EST by Karen Ressler

Karada Sagashi Kai Manga Ends, Artist Launches New Series

posted on 2019-01-25 19:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in January 2018 after Karada Sagashi manga ended in December 2017

2nd Psycho-Pass SS Anime Film’s Manga Adaptation Starts on March 5

posted on 2019-01-25 20:30 EST by Karen Ressler


Poco’s Udon World Manga Ends Serialization on February 15

posted on 2019-01-26 01:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series about son of udon shop owner, tanuki inspired 2016 TV anime

A Place Further Than the Universe Manga Adaptation Ends in February

posted on 2019-01-26 03:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Original TV anime series premiered in January 2018

The Idolm@ster SideM Wake Atte Mini! Returns Manga Ends Serialization

posted on 2019-01-26 09:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga’s compiled volume ships with unaired anime episode on March 22

Yū Kirai’s Tales of TV 4-Panel Gag Manga Ends

posted on 2019-01-26 11:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga tells story of characters in game franchise working at TV station

ANN Review - For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jan 26th 2019

Glass Mask Creator Has Mixed Feelings About English Readers

posted on 2019-01-26 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Author Says He Only Discovered Story’s Theme in Volume 2

posted on 2019-01-26 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Two New Fate/Grand Order Manga Adaptations Are on the Way

January 26, 2019 9:05pm CST
Salem and Shinjuku are heading to the comic book page