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Princess Kaguya, Other Classic Japanese Tales Re-imagined as Boys-Love

posted on 2019-02-16 13:45 EST by Karen Ressler

ANN Review - Nyankees GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Feb 16th 2019

Love So Life Manga Artist Crowdfunds Animal Rights Manga

posted on 2019-02-16 16:45 EST by Kim Morrissy


Long Riders! Cycling Manga Resumes in Monthly Bushiroad on March 8 Under New Title

posted on 2019-02-17 05:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga that inspired 2016 anime had been on hiatus since March 2018

ANN Review - Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits GN 2

by Rebecca Silverman, Feb 17th 2019

Yu Aida’s 1518! Manga Ends on March 11

posted on 2019-02-17 12:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Gunslinger Girl author launched series in 2014

Naoki Urasawa’s Asadora! Manga Returns in April

posted on 2019-02-17 13:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga finished first arc, went on hiatus in January


Rozen Maiden 0 Manga Ends Next Month

posted on 2019-02-18 20:20 EST by Karen Ressler
Peach-Pit launched manga in 2016


Reigen-Centric Mob Psycho 100 Spinoff Manga Hits Shelves in Japan

February 19, 2019 9:06am CST
Single collected volume follows Reigen’s daily spirit consultation activities

‘4-Gatsu no Kimi, Spica.’ Manga Gets 2 New Chapters

posted on 2019-02-19 12:12 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New chapters celebrate live-action film

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Author Reveals Real-Life Locations He Visited For Research

posted on 2019-02-19 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Satoshi Wagahara also teases his next work.

13-Year-Old Manga Artist Makes Debut in Bessatsu Margaret Magazine

posted on 2019-02-19 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Nano Hazard Manga Reaches Climax

posted on 2019-02-19 20:10 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shōshō Kurihara, Kazaana launched manga last August


New Fate/Grand Order Web Manga Dives Deep into Epic of Remnant

February 20, 2019 3:05pm CST
Deep Sea Cyberbrain Paradise SE.RA.PH is now running on the Young Ace UP website

Gundam Twilight Axis Novel’s Manga Adaptation Ends

posted on 2019-02-20 20:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Ark Performance/Koujirou Nakamura’s original serialized novel ended in 2017


Dragon Ball Super Manga Tops U.S. Monthly Bookscan January List

posted on 2019-02-21 03:01 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Marie Kondo manga, My Hero Academia, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul books on list

Gunjō no Magmell Manga Gets Digital Volume Releases in Japan for Volumes 5-8

posted on 2019-02-21 04:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Volumes 5, 6 slated for March 4; volumes 7, 8 slated for April 4

Dark Horse Licenses Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles Manga

posted on 2019-02-21 09:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about girls exploring ramen shops inspired live-action TV series/specials, TV anime

Gintama Manga ‘Continues’ in App

posted on 2019-02-21 11:10 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Shueisha previously confirmed series to end in 77th volume this spring

Manga Artists Complain About Proposed Japanese Law Forbidding Pirated Media Screenshot Downloads

posted on 2019-02-21 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Nodame Cantabile, Negima!, Kaze to Ki no Uta manga artists share complaints.

Gangsta. Manga to ‘Probably’ Resume Next Month

posted on 2019-02-21 20:15 EST by Karen Ressler
Latest chapter debuted in September

Viz Media Announces the Release of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics

Feb 21st 2019
Lighthearted Companion Volume To FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Collects Bonus Comics And Never-Before-Seen Strips By Creator Hiromu Arakawa

Pani Poni’s Hekiru Hikawa Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-02-21 21:15 EST by Karen Ressler
Oretachi no Nichijō wa Hajimatta Bakari Da manga debuts next month


Creatures Family Days/Frankenstein Family Manga Ends

posted on 2019-02-22 01:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga inspired anime series last year

Heaven’s Lost Property’s Suu Minazuki Ends Dokunie Cooking Manga on March 8

posted on 2019-02-22 02:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about elf who constantly tries to convince monster to eat her launched in 2017

LaLa, Hana to Yume, Young Animal Magazines Launch Digital Versions Simultaneously

posted on 2019-02-22 03:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Manga Answerman - How often do English publishers sell at a loss?

by Deb Aoki, Feb 22nd 2019

Kakegurui Live-Action Film Gets Novel on March 22

posted on 2019-02-22 16:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Original creator Homura Kawamoto’s brother writes novel


Mixed Vegetables’ Ayumi Komura Launches New Mobakare Manga in March

posted on 2019-02-23 00:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Komura ended Kami-sama no Ekohiiki manga last May

ANN Review - The Promised Neverland GN 5

by Nick Creamer, Feb 23rd 2019

Twitter User Charts Length of Light Novel Titles Over Time

posted on 2019-02-23 16:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Longest title is from Keiichi Sigsawa’s ‘Strangled’ series.

Oregairu Illustrator Ponkan8 Holds Exhibit to Commemorate Release of Final Light Novel Volume

posted on 2019-02-23 19:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
14th and final volume of Oregairu is expected to go on sale on March 19.


Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara’ Anime Film Gets 2-Chapter Manga

posted on 2019-02-24 02:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

D.N.Angel Manga Heads Toward Climax

posted on 2019-02-24 04:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga to get “Complete Edition” version with 10 total volumes starting in 2020

Inio Asano’s Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction Manga Goes Back on Hiatus, Returns This Summer

posted on 2019-02-24 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

ANN Review - Sword Art Online novel 15 Alicization Invading

by Theron Martin, Feb 24th 2019

Kentarō Okamoto, Riri Sagara’s Are You Lost? Manga Has ‘Important Announcement’ on March 4

posted on 2019-02-24 12:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Girls und Panzer Celebrates Cute Animals and Food in 4-Panel Manga Anthologies

February 24, 2019 11:45am CST
Pair of releases arrive in Japan with adorable connecting covers

Kyoto International Manga Museum to Implement English Guided Tours

posted on 2019-02-24 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Takako Shimura’s New Manga’s Story, Visual, March Launch Unveiled

posted on 2019-02-24 22:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga will center on 2 adult women who fall in love in chance meeting

Mutō Black’s Daijirō Nonoue Launches New Manga in Shonen Jump Magazine

posted on 2019-02-24 22:45 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga is 1 of 2 new series to launch in magazine in early spring


23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Nominees Announced

posted on 2019-02-25 01:32 EST by Egan Loo & Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Promised Neverland, Umimachi Diary, more nominated

Umechazuke’s Kami no Ko Nonoko, Uta Isaki’s Bukimi no Tani no Roboko-san Manga End in Dengeki Daioh Magazine

posted on 2019-02-25 07:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Musshu’s Furidashi no Ochiro! manga also ends on Wednesday

ANN Review - Beauty and the Beast Girl GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Feb 25th 2019

ANN Interview: Boruto Manga Artist Mikio Ikemoto

by Kim Morrissy, Feb 25th 2019

Light Novel About Sex Slave Cancelled After Author’s Heated Tweets Against Illustrator

posted on 2019-02-25 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Yen Press to Release Angels of Death Episode.0 Manga

posted on 2019-02-25 13:45 EST by Jennifer Sherman
1st volume of spinoff series ships on March 19

New Chairman Kosaku Shima Manga is a That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Crossover

posted on 2019-02-25 14:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Übel Blatt Manga Ends in March

posted on 2019-02-25 17:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Series debuted in 2004

Babylon Novels Get Manga Ahead of Anime Adaptation

posted on 2019-02-25 18:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Nobuhide Takishita draws suspense series


Manga Plus Service Launches in Spanish, Offers Reborn!, Captain Tsubasa Manga

posted on 2019-02-26 00:02 EST by Karen Ressler

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Manga Ends in March

posted on 2019-02-26 01:02 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga adaptation of Attack on Titan prequel novels launched in 2013

Yozakura Quartet’s Suzuhito Yasuda Launches ‘Bootsleg’ Manga

posted on 2019-02-26 02:32 EST by Karen Ressler
Series launches in Shonen Sirius on March 26

ANN Review - Cooking with Wild Game Novel 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Feb 26th 2019

Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko Manga Ends in March

posted on 2019-02-26 17:20 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Venus Versus Virus Creator Ends Hōkago Kagura Vibes Manga

posted on 2019-02-26 19:20 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Tokyo Ravens artist centers on traditional dance club

Mikoto Yamaguchi’s Shinigami-sama ni Saigo no Onegai o Manga Gets Remake

posted on 2019-02-26 20:20 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Rose Guns Days Season One’s Kabuto Kodai (Sōichirō) draws new manga in March

Yotsuba&! Manga to Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary at Special Art Exhibition in April

February 26, 2019 11:10pm CST
The slice-of-life comedy manga has printed 16.7 million copies worldwide


Chihayafuru Creator: Manga Will Not End Until At Least October

posted on 2019-02-27 00:02 EST by Jennifer Sherman & Karen Ressler
Yuki Suetsugu thought manga would end this spring, when 3rd anime season was planned

Street Fighter: Wrestlepalooza #1 Covers Revealed, Pre-Orders Available

Feb 27th 2019

New Web Manga Focuses on Captain Harlock in Sengoku Period

posted on 2019-02-27 12:03 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Dokuganryū Masamune ~Sengoku no Arcadia Gaiden~ launched on Wednesday

ANN Review - Shut-In Shoutarou Kominami Takes On the World Omnibus

by Rebecca Silverman, Feb 27th 2019

Teasing Master Takagi-san’s Yamamoto Launches New Manga in March

posted on 2019-02-27 19:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New series is titled Sore Demo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru

The Rising of the Shield Hero Series Has Printed Impressive 4 Million Copies in Japan

February 27, 2019 10:10pm CST
Crunchyroll has simulcast the Kinema Citrus-animated TV series


Dengeki G’s Comic Magazine to End Regular Print Publication

posted on 2019-02-28 00:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Magazine will transition to web publication

Shudan!'s Takuma Yokota Launches New Manga in March

posted on 2019-02-28 02:33 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga follows useless public morals committeeman, high school girl with the inappropriate skirt length

Knight in the Area Duo Kaya Tsukiyama, Hiroaki Igano Launch New Manga

posted on 2019-02-28 05:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
“Real VR suspense” manga launches on March 4

Kia Asamiya Launches New Speope!! Manga Series in March

posted on 2019-02-28 08:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga centers on space pilot, robot in space opera adventure

Ritz Kobayashi’s Saki Manga Goes on Hiatus Until May

posted on 2019-02-28 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Mahjong series had previous 2-month break from August to October

Diamond Relaunches Comic Shop Locator Service with New, Mobile Friendly Design

Feb 28th 2019


Saikano’s Shin Takahashi Launches New Manga in April

posted on 2019-03-01 08:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kami o Kiri ni Kimashita centers on single father, son

Publisher Hakusensha Launches Blog ‘Manga Lab!’ with Contests

posted on 2019-03-01 13:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Titan Comics to Release Eldo Yoshimizu’s Ryuko Manga

posted on 2019-03-01 23:45 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st of 2 total volumes of series about female yakuza member launches in July


ANN Review - The Promised Neverland GN 6

by Nick Creamer, Mar 2nd 2019

Japan Cartoonists Association Formally Respond to Efforts to Expand Japanese Copyright Law

posted on 2019-03-02 14:45 EST by Kim Morrissy


Love*Com’s Aya Nakahara Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-03-03 04:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New romantic comedy series follows childhood friends as adults

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Manga Ends in April

posted on 2019-03-03 06:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Saru Hashino launched adaptation of TV anime spinoff in December 2016

Rensuke Oshikiri’s Pico-Pico Boy EX Manga Ends in Next Chapter

posted on 2019-03-03 08:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Autobiographical manga by Hi Score Girl creator launched in 2017

Ushijima the Loan Shark’s Manabe Launches New Manga This Fall

posted on 2019-03-03 11:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ushijima the Loan Shark ends in Weekly Big Comic Spirits after 15 years

ANN Review - A Bride’s Story GN 10

by Nick Creamer, Mar 3rd 2019

Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series - February 2019

posted on 2019-03-03 13:00 EST by J. Sherman, K. Ressler, C. Hodgkins

Sword Gai Evolve Sequel Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2019-03-03 15:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Original manga inspired 24-episode net anime on Netflix last year

Renta E-Book Site Names Best Manga of the Heisei Era

posted on 2019-03-03 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

INVADERS of the ROKUJYOMA!? Plans Heroine General Election with BOOKWALKER

March 03, 2019 4:07pm CST
Japanese fans with BOOKWALKER subscriptions get to pick who is the protagonist of the Volume 33 drama CD

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan’s Shiibashi Launches New Manga in Shonen Jump

posted on 2019-03-03 23:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga centers on young woman whose hair hides secret

One Piece Manga Has Printed 450 Million Copies Worldwide

March 03, 2019 11:10pm CST
Professional storyteller Matsunojo Kanda introduces “Adventure in the Land of Samurai” on the stage


Viz Media, Manga Plus Apps Publish The Last Saiyuki Manga Simultaneously in English

posted on 2019-03-04 01:45 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Daijirō Nonoue launched manga in Shonen Jump on Monday

Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl, Penguin Highway Manga End

posted on 2019-03-04 06:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kuromori-san wa Sumaho ga Tsukaenai, A Place Further Than the Universe manga also end

‘My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected’ Novel Series’ 14th Volume Delayed to April

posted on 2019-03-04 07:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

BookWalker Now Offers Simulpubs From Kodansha Comics

posted on 2019-03-04 08:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Doubt/Judge Manga Creator Tonogai Writes Novel

posted on 2019-03-04 09:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tonogai launched Kiseichū novel in Teller “chat novel” app

Yen Press Announces New Novel Acquisition: The Miracles of the Namiya General Store

Mar 4th 2019


Switch’s Naked Ape Launches Samurai ga Tensei Shitara Idol ni Natta Hanashi Manga

posted on 2019-03-06 11:35 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Story about reborn samurai becoming idol debuts on April 5


Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on 2019-03-06 13:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about loner baseball ace and classmate launched in 2012

SuBLime Licenses Seven Days Boys-Love Manga

posted on 2019-03-06 18:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
2-volume series gets print, digital release in December

International Manga Stars Crowned in KitKat Sponsored Silent Manga Audition® Extra Round!

Mar 6th 2019


Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Sequel Manga Ends

posted on 2019-03-07 03:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yoshiyuki Nishi launched manga in March 2018

Hirochi Maki Launches New Manga Series About Skater in April

posted on 2019-03-07 08:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Maki put Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? manga on hiatus last November to prepare for new manga

Kodansha Comics Adds Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment, Ran the Peerless Beauty, Asahi-sempai’s Favorite Manga Digitally

posted on 2019-03-07 12:03 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Momo’s Iron Will, My Pink Is Overflowing also launch in April