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Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls Manga Ends in 7th Volume

posted on 2019-03-08 02:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of Basilisk sequel novels launched in July 2017

Manga Answerman - Why are there so many sound effects in manga?

by Deb Aoki, Mar 8th 2019

Machimaho Manga Artist Souryu Asks English Readers to Buy Official Releases

posted on 2019-03-08 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Exclusive: Udon Entertainment Licenses Stravaganza Manga

posted on 2019-03-08 14:17 EST by Jennifer Sherman
1st omnibus volume ships on August 13

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Manga Gets Spinoff Manga, Animated Promo Video

posted on 2019-03-08 17:01 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Digital manga supervised by creator Kore Yamazaki launch in April

Peek into Blade of the Immortal Vol. 8 in Our Exclusive Manga Preview

March 08, 2019 10:07pm CST
The next omnibus volume launches on March 13

Fairy gone Anime Reveals Manga Adaptation

posted on 2019-03-08 23:11 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls’ Ryōsuke Fuji draws manga adaptation

Level-5’s Ni no Kuni Game Series Gets Manga

posted on 2019-03-08 23:51 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tokyo Ravens: Sword of Song’s Ran Kuze launches manga in April


Sora Inoue Ends Mai Ball! Soccer Manga

posted on 2019-03-09 00:47 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about childhood friends who join high school girl’s soccer team launched in 2012

Devil May Cry 5 Game Gets Manga Spinoff About V

posted on 2019-03-09 01:28 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tomio Ogata draws manga on LINE Manga app

ANN Review - Hototogisu GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Mar 9th 2019


Viz Media Licenses Maki Enjōji’s An Incurable Case of Love Manga

posted on 2019-03-10 04:52 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Romantic comedy series about medical professionals ended serialization in January

ANN Review - Everyone’s Getting Married GNs 8-9

by Rebecca Silverman, Mar 10th 2019

The Hot Spring Idol Manga Is Here at Last

March 10, 2019 6:05pm CDT
Volume 1 of Onsen Musume makes the jump from web to print


Viz, Shueisha Publish Shiibashi’s Yui Kamio Lets Loose Manga in English

posted on 2019-03-11 02:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan author launched on Monday

Hajime no Ippo’s George Morikawa: ‘I’ve Probably Only Covered About Half the Material So Far’

posted on 2019-03-11 09:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author jokingly adds he will not take 30 years to write remainder of manga’s story

Buff Baki Guys Star in 30m Ukiyo-e Style Ad at Shinjuku Station

posted on 2019-03-11 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


GTO’s Tohru Fujisawa Starts Red Data Planet Manga

posted on 2019-03-12 00:32 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Creator first announced manga in 2013

Teasing Master Takagi-san’s Sōichirō Yamamoto, Kamio Fukuchi Launch New Manga

posted on 2019-03-12 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kaijū no Tokage (The Monster Lizard) launches on April 12

Detective Conan Manga Takes 1-Month Break

posted on 2019-03-12 11:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga returned from recent 4-week hiatus on February 13

ANN Review - 10 Dance GNs 1-2

by Rebecca Silverman, Mar 12th 2019

Princess Jellyfish Creator Will Draw Your Motherhood Story

posted on 2019-03-12 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


ANN Interview: Creating Manga Art with Rena Saiya and Danica Davidson

by Rebecca Silverman, Mar 13th 2019

Kodansha Comics, Vertical Add Bakemonogatari, Cells at Work! Code Black, Granblue Fantasy Manga

posted on 2019-03-13 17:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Also: Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest, more manga; 3rd Zaregoto novel

Tezuka’s ‘Sex Education’ Comedy Yakeppachi’s Maria Gets Limited Edition Release

posted on 2019-03-13 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


High-rise Invasion Manga Ends in Next Chapter

posted on 2019-03-14 05:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Tsuina Miura, Takahiro Ōba launched in 2013

Trinity Seven’s Kenji Saito, Takunomi.'s Haruto Hino Launch New Manga

posted on 2019-03-14 07:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga launches in Monthly Dragon Age on April 9

Top Publishers of Japanese Manga & Novels Announce Exciting 2019 Titles

Mar 14th 2019
New Kodansha and Vertical series include Bakemonogatari, Rayearth, new Fairy Tail & Cells at Work!


Broccoli Launches New Collaboration Project with Tokyo Ghoul Manga Author, “JACK JEANNE”

March 15, 2019 12:10am CDT
Sui Ishida : “I have been working on this for the last three years while writing Tokyo Ghoul.”

J-Novel Club Licenses The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan Novels

posted on 2019-03-15 05:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Izushiro launched magical fantasy series in 2015

Pokémon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 Manga Resumes After 1 Year Hiatus

posted on 2019-03-15 06:42 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hidenori Kusaka’s manga has been on hiatus since February 2018

My Hero Academia Tops U.S. Monthly Bookscan February List

posted on 2019-03-15 09:34 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
RWBY, Marie Kondo manga, One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul:re also rank

ANN Review - Beast † Blood Novel 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Mar 15th 2019

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses Dance in the Vampire Bund: A.S.O. Manga

posted on 2019-03-15 15:20 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Sequel series launched in May

Seven Seas Entertainment Licenses Gal Gohan Manga

posted on 2019-03-15 15:53 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series about high school “gal” launched in 2016


Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō Novel Inspires Manga

posted on 2019-03-16 00:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novel also gets anime film adaptation this year

Legendary Comics to Release Detective Pikachu Graphic Novel

posted on 2019-03-16 06:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Graphic novel to adapt film opening in U.S. on May 10

J-Novel Club Licenses Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill Novels

posted on 2019-03-16 07:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Isekai food series launched in 2016

Shiro Amano Returns to Pen Kingdom Hearts III Manga

posted on 2019-03-16 09:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Amano also draws art for 2 new Tomoco Kanemaki Kingdom Hearts novels

Batman Ninja Manga Ends in 2nd Volume

posted on 2019-03-16 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Masato Hisa launched manga adaptation of film last June

Kanoko Sakurakoji’s Black Bird Manga Gets New Chapter in April

posted on 2019-03-16 13:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Supernatural manga ran from 2007-2012, with stage play adaptation slated for end of March

Ayuko Hatta’s Haibara-kun wa Gokigen Naname Manga Ends in April

posted on 2019-03-16 15:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Romantic comedy manga by Wolf Girl & Black Prince author launched in May 2018

Mohiro Kitoh Pens 1-Shot Manga on March 26

posted on 2019-03-16 17:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author is recovering from surgery for spinal canal stenosis

‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ Novels Get New Spinoff Manga

posted on 2019-03-16 21:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Spinoff series follows girl named Phos from Eurazania

Viz Media Adds A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Manga, Announces Rerelease of Kazuo Umezu’s The Drifting Classroom Manga

posted on 2019-03-16 23:34 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company also announces print release of Jujutsu Kaisen manga, new imprint for “manga-inspired” works


J-Novel Club Licenses Ascendance of a Bookworm Novels

posted on 2019-03-17 05:03 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novels are inspiring upcoming TV anime, J-Novel Club previously licensed manga adaptation

Leiji Matsumoto Supervises New Comic Based on His Universe, Characters

posted on 2019-03-17 07:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Didier Tarquin, Lyse Tarquin to write, draw comic

ANN Review - Shortcake Cake GN 3

by Rebecca Silverman, Mar 17th 2019

J-Novel Club Licenses Full Metal Panic! Light Novel Series

posted on 2019-03-17 20:39 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Plans “complete retranslation” of all 12 main novel volumes


Ema Toyama Publishes 1-Shot Manga in Comic Yuri Hime Magazine

posted on 2019-03-18 01:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New work is Toyama’s 1st work featured in yuri magazine

Yuruyuri Manga Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with The Author’s Newly Drawn T-Card

March 18, 2019 2:10am CDT
“Yuruyuri x T Fan” registrants will be also able to purchase an original slide card case

Love Is an Eternal Pain in Reprint of Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song

March 18, 2019 1:06pm CDT
Reprint will offer expanded look at Tezuka’s 70s sci-fi love story

Captain Baseball Manga Gets New Sequel Series

posted on 2019-03-18 16:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Cozy Jōkura’s Captain 2 series launches on April 24


Liar Game, One Outs’ Shinobu Kaitani Launches New Manga

posted on 2019-03-19 01:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shin Shinchō Kōki centers on clones of Japanese warlords in high school of delinquents

Kenta Shinohara’s Astra Lost in Space Wins 12th Manga Taisho Awards

posted on 2019-03-19 02:55 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga tops 12 other nominations

Viz Media Announces Publishing Rights for Transformers: A Visual History

Mar 19, 2019

Get Your Shield Hero Manga Signed at Upcoming Shield Hero Event!

March 19, 2019 1:47pm CDT
Get an early release of Volume 10 of The Rising of the Shield Hero manga at Kinokuniya San Francisco on April 6!]


eigoMANGA Will Publish “First Squad - The Moment of Truth” Graphic Novel

Mar 20th 2019


ANN Review - My Hero Academia GN 17

by Nick Creamer, Mar 21st 2019

Shō Shibamoto Holds Kickstarter for More English Flower Knight Dakini Manga Chapters

posted on 2019-03-21 16:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Campaign launched on March 9, reached goal in 3 days

YouTube Manga Toshokan Z Service Trials Auto-Translate Options Worldwide

posted on 2019-03-21 16:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Ken Akamatsu asks English fans to give feedback on Love Hina videos.

High Score Manga Artist Chinami Tsuyama Says Cigarettes Now Banned in Ribon

posted on 2019-03-21 18:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy


Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san Manga Ends in 4th Volume

posted on 2019-03-22 05:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired TV anime in October

Shueisha, MediBang!, YES24 Collaborate, Launch Worldwide Manga Contest JUMPPAINT Global Artistic Manga Award

Mar 22nd 2019

Answerman - Why Are Most Manga Published in Black and White?

by Deb Aoki, Mar 22nd 2019

BookLive! E-Book Service Publishes Top 100 Boys-Love Manga List

posted on 2019-03-22 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


New Shield Hero Anthology Focuses on the Angelic Filo

March 23, 2019 4:09am CDT
11 creators team up to write new stories about a very feathery girl


ANN Review - Bungo Stray Dogs GN 10

by Rebecca Silverman, Mar 24th 2019


Akiko Higashimura’s Tokyo Tarareba Girls Manga Gets ‘Season 2’ Manga in April

posted on 2019-03-25 04:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series to follow young part-time workers at library

Etorouji Shiono Plans New Work After Übel Blatt Manga

posted on 2019-03-25 05:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

ANN Review - Plunderer Omnibus 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Mar 25th 2019


Top-Selling Comics in Japan: February 2019

posted on 2019-03-26 00:15 EDT by Egan Loo

Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan: February 2019

posted on 2019-03-26 01:00 EDT by Egan Loo

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Manga Ends in 6th Volume

posted on 2019-03-26 03:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of game launched in October 2017

AKB48’s Moeka Yahagi Stars in Mix Manga Commercial

posted on 2019-03-26 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Publisher Hachidori Launches Magazine for Golf Manga

posted on 2019-03-26 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Saiyuki Reload Blast Manga Resumes After 18-Month Hiatus

posted on 2019-03-27 16:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series went on hiatus in October 2017