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Square Enix Launches New Light Novel Label With 9 Titles, Including 3 Titles From Earth Star Entertainment

posted on 2020-11-08 02:22 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
‘Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!’ switches from Earth Star to Square Enix


Shonen Jump Launches 2 New Manga, Including New Series by Toriko’s Shimabukuro

posted on 2020-11-08 10:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
“Architecture battle” manga Build King launches on November 16


Attack on Titan Manga Gets Full-Color Serialization

posted on 2020-11-08 10:10 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Serialization to run in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine


ANN Review - Ancient Magus Bride - Ancient Magus Bride - Jack Flash and the Faerie Case Files GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Nov 8th 2020


Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon’s Fujino Ōmori Writes Story for New Manga

posted on 2020-11-08 22:04 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toshi Aoi draws Tsue to Tsurugi no Wistoria manga that tells “1 more dungeon story”


Manga Planet Licenses Seven Yuri Super Light Novels from Parsola Inc.

Nov 8th 2020
First Love Story: Shino x Asuka Story, Yuri Will Not Blossom at Work!, and five other yuri super light novels to be released on Manga Planet!

Laughing in Purgatory Manga Launches on Mangamo

posted on 2020-11-09 01:00 EST by Adriana Hazra
Kemuri Karakara’s prequel manga to Laughing Under the Clouds launched in 2014


07-Ghost’s Yuki Amemiya, Yukino Ichihara Recruit Assistants for New Serialization

posted on 2020-11-09 03:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Position is listed with drawing backgrounds for fantasy story


Guilty Children Manga Adaptation Ends in Next Chapter

posted on 2020-11-09 05:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga adaptation of novel by Bungo Stray Dogs’ Kafka Asagiri launched last year


Rookies’ Masanori Morita Teases New Manga

posted on 2020-11-09 06:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda


Rando Ayamine Launches New Manga With Artist Ao Aono

posted on 2020-11-09 08:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kinki Inōryoku no Kijutsushi centers on new disease that gives people supernatural powers


Infini-T Force Manga Nears Climax

posted on 2020-11-09 09:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Ukyō Kodachi, Tatsuma Ejiri launched in 2015; inspired CG series, film


Junji Ito Reveals Amazing Custom Artwork for Yon & Mu Contest Winner!

November 09, 2020 11:02am CST
See what the horror manga legend cooked up for the Grand Prize


Shogo Aoki Launches Blood Doom Vampire Manga

posted on 2020-11-09 14:15 EST by Alex Mateo
Series debuts in Dragon Age magazine on December 9


Tawawa on Monday Manga Gets Serialization in Weekly Young Magazine

posted on 2020-11-09 15:15 EST by Alex Mateo
Manga based on Kiseki Himura’s weekly illustrations debuts on November 16


Local Manga Licenses ri-ru-'s The Perfect Son, Prince Noir Boys-Love Manga

posted on 2020-11-09 16:15 EST by Alex Mateo
The Perfect Son debuts in English in November

Ikigami Creator Motoro Mase’s Nenkin Ningen Hitomoji Manga Enters ‘Final Series’

posted on 2020-11-10 00:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about disease that turns humans into amoebas launched in 2016


Attack on Titan Manga Is 1% to 2% From Completion

posted on 2020-11-10 06:04 EST by Egan Loo
Creator Hajime Isayama had said that he aims to end manga this year


Jank Runk Family Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2020-11-10 13:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda


Celsys Opens International Comic/Manga School Contest for Students Worldwide

Nov 10th 2020
Students get chance at publication with Sponsor Publishers


Seven Deadly Sins Sequel Manga Launches in January

posted on 2020-11-10 16:46 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Weekly Shōnen Magazine teases main characters

ANN Interview: My Broken Mariko Creator Waka Hirako

by Lynzee Loveridge, Nov 11th 2020


Detective Conan Police Academy Spinoff Manga Ends on November 18

posted on 2020-11-11 13:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff launched in October 2019


Sekirei’s Gokurakuin Ends Rokushō! Manga in December

posted on 2020-11-11 14:32 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Action manga about Japanese mythology launched in November 2018


ANN Review - My Broken Mariko GN

by Rose Bridges, Nov 11th 2020

Shino Torino Launches ‘Hajimemashite, Okaa-san’ Manga in December

posted on 2020-11-12 08:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga set in near future with widespread egg cell banks launches on December 12


Zoids Wild 2+ Manga Debuts in December

posted on 2020-11-12 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga features Xenorex as protagonist’s Zoid


Crying Freeman’s Ryoichi Ikegami, Dr. Stone’s Riichirou Inagaki Launch Trillion Game Manga

posted on 2020-11-12 13:19 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga centers on someone who threatens “IT empire”


The Fall 2020 Manga Guide

by Rebecca Silverman & Caitlin Moore, Nov 12th 2020


Enmaku Launches Ninja World USA Manga on November 20

posted on 2020-11-12 15:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Toji, Nobita, Kazuhiko Kakoi, Shigeki Hoshino work on manga about Ninja’s modern day exploits

Kodansha Comics Licenses New Manga by Ema Toyama, Kaori Yuki, More

posted on 2020-11-13 12:45 EST by Adriana Hazra
Titles include Boys Run the Riot, Beauty and the Beast of the Lost Paradise, The Invincible Reincarnated Ponkotsu


ANN Review - Last Round Arthurs GN 1

by Grant Jones, Nov 13th 2020

J-Novel Club Adds 5 Light Novels, 2 Manga

posted on 2020-11-14 01:34 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Apothecary Diaries, The Ideal Sponger Life novels; Der Werwolf, ‘Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!’ manga


Seven Seas Reveals ‘Airship’ Imprint for Light Novels, Prose Novels

posted on 2020-11-14 01:53 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Novels make up 25% of company’s title list now; new licenses to be announced on November 30


Manga Subscription App Mangamo Now Available in Southeast Asia for iOS and Android

Nov 14th 2020
Read Legally in English with More Manga Titles Than Any Other English-Language Manga or Comics Subscription Service

Sohryuden - Legend of the Dragon Kings Novel Series Ends on December 23 in 15th Volume

posted on 2020-11-15 04:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yoshiki Tanaka’s supernatural fantasy series debuted in 1987, inspired 1991-1993 OVA series


My Sweet Girl Manga Ends in 13th Volume

posted on 2020-11-15 06:00 EST by Adriana Hazra
Final volume ships in April 2021

Masashi Kishimoto Takes Over as Writer for Boruto Manga

posted on 2020-11-16 00:51 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Staff state change was “planned from beginning”


CoroCoro Aniki Manga Magazine Moves From Paper to Digital Only

posted on 2020-11-16 02:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Seasonal magazine spinoff of Coro Coro Comics launched in 2014


Online - The Comic Manga Listed as Ending in 15th Volume

posted on 2020-11-16 03:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
MangaBox published manga in English about woman forced to play video game with life-and-death stakes


Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight’s Rin Mikimoto Launches New Manga in January

posted on 2020-11-16 03:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga teased as “different flavor from usual Mikimoto story”


Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump Fans Rank The Series That Made Them Cry

November 16, 2020 2:56am CST
The top 2 are expected, but the third will surprise!


Jagaaan Manga by As the Gods Will’s Muneyuki Kaneshiro Enters ‘Last Battle’

posted on 2020-11-16 04:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Supernatural battle manga launched in 2017


Viz Media, Manga Plus Publish Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro’s Build King Manga

posted on 2020-11-16 05:05 EST by Adriana Hazra
2nd chapter launches on Friday


Demon Slayer Says Goodbye in Spoiler-Filled Final Cover for Manga Series

November 16, 2020 5:14am CST
The last volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba shipped in Japan on December 4


futekiya Boys-Love Manga Service Adds 10 EIWA Publishing Titles

posted on 2020-11-16 14:07 EST by Adriana Hazra
Manga include Ikitsuku Saki wa Amai Koibitom, Omae Gonomi no Ore wa Dore?


Gunslinger Girl Manga Creator Yu Aida Prepares New Series

posted on 2020-11-16 20:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Aida began recruiting background assistant in October

Rail Wars! Light Novels End in 20th Volume

posted on 2020-11-17 00:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series about conflict surrounding Japanese railways launched in 2012, inspired 2014 TV anime


Hana to Yume Gets New Digital BL Spinoff Magazine

posted on 2020-11-17 10:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Trifle by Hana to Yume magazine launches this Thursday


Mixed Vegetables’ Ayumi Komura Draws New 1-Shot Manga

posted on 2020-11-17 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“Akane-chan no Fushidara na Konkatsu” centers on fox looking for her “destined man”


Innocent’s Shin’ichi Sakamoto Launches New Manga Based on Dracula

posted on 2020-11-17 13:00 EST by Alex Mateo
#DRCL Dracula Midnight Children launches in early 2021; 1-shot preview debuts on December 2


Koi wo Shiranai Bokutachi wa Manga by Rainbow Days’ Minami Mizuno Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2020-11-17 14:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Series launched in June 2018


ANN Review - Therapy Game GN 1 & 2

by Rebecca Silverman, Nov 17th 2020

Saint Seiya Series Gets New Manga on December 19

posted on 2020-11-18 13:59 EST by Alex Mateo
Trinity Seven’s Kenji Saito, Shinshu Ueda to launch Saint Seiya Meiо̄iden Dark Wing

All of The Past Volumes of Haruhi Suzumiya Novel Series to be Available for Free in Japan

November 19, 2020 1:10am CST
The long-awaited 12th volume “The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya” will be released on November 25


Manga Subscription App Mangamo Now Available for Android and iOS in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nov 19th 2020Read Legally in English with More Manga Titles Than Any Other English-Language Manga or Comics Subscription Service


ANN Review - Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Episode Freya

by Theron Martin, Nov 19th 2020


Ame no Hi mo Kami-sama to Sumō o Manga Ends With 14th Chapter

posted on 2020-11-19 16:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on novel by In/Spectre’s Kyo Shirodaira launched in December 2019


KILLING ME/KILLING YOU Manga’s Imomushi Narita Personally Animates Video for Manga

posted on 2020-11-19 22:08 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hiromi Igarashi, Wataru Usami voice protagonists in video


‘Can You Just Die, My Darling?’ Manga Ends in 2 Chapters

posted on 2020-11-20 15:30 EST by Adriana Hazra
4th volume shipped on August 17


Seven Seas Teams Up with Penguin Random House for Distribution

November 20, 2020 2:12pm CST
Partnership kicks off worldwide sales and distribution agreement on July 1, 2021


Coro Coro Comics Cover Designer Sets Guinness World Record

posted on 2020-11-20 16:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tariji Sasaki’s 34-year career as cover designer recognized


EX-ARM Another Code Manga Ends

posted on 2020-11-20 17:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on novel spinoff launched in February


ANN Review - Shed That Skin, Ryugasaki-kun! Vol. 1

by Caitlin Moore, Nov 20th 2020


Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater Manga Goes on Hiatus in December

posted on 2020-11-20 17:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga previously went on hiatus in July due to Kyushu flooding

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Viz Media, Manga Plus Publish Sakamoto Days Manga in English

posted on 2020-11-21 05:32 EST by Adriana Hazra
2nd chapter launches on November 29


Tokyopop Expands Trade Distribution with IPG

Nov 21st 2020

D.N.Angel Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on 2020-11-23 00:02 EST by Adriana Hazra
New complete edition of manga volumes will begin in January


Tokyo Ghoul’s Sui Ishida Unveils New Chо̄jin X Manga

posted on 2020-11-23 13:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Tokyo Ghoul creator has finished storyboard for next manga


ANN Review - If Witch, Then Which? GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Nov 23rd 2020

Tokyopop Adds Laughing Under the Clouds, 4 More Manga

posted on 2020-11-24 00:15 EST by Adriana Hazra
Tokyopop partners with Independent Publishers Group for distribution


Mangamo Manga Subscription App Launches on Android

posted on 2020-11-24 13:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Sony invests in Mangamo; app adds The Most Tsundere Boss in History, The Warrior Demigods, Champions of Sparta manga


ANN Review - Kageki Shoujo!! The Curtain Rises

by Caitlin Moore, Nov 24th 2020


Ishura Gets Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Guidebook’s Most Votes Ever

posted on 2020-11-24 18:52 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Chitose kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka tops bunkobon rankings


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga’s Final Volume Adds New Epilogue Chapter

posted on 2020-11-24 21:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
#23 adds 3.95 million to series’ 120-million circulation; spinoff volume has initial run of 1 million


Watch Aya Hirano-Narrated CM for The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Novel

November 24, 2020 10:30pm CST
You can also watch how the Haruhi ukiyo-e woodblock print is created in video


Aya Hirano’s Music Released on Streaming Services to Celebrate New Haruhi Suzumiya Book Release

November 24, 2020 10:49pm CST
Tokorozawa Sakura Town announces that Haruhi is “here!”

Renta! Announces December Manga Release Dates

Nov 25th 2020
More new boys’ love/yaoi, shojo and love manga to be released in December.


ViacomCBS Sells Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House

posted on 2020-11-25 19:57 EST by Alex Mateo
Simon & Schuster distributes Viz Media manga; Penguin Random House handles Seven Seas, Kodansha USA, Square Enix Manga & Books

Shojo Fight Volleyball Manga Goes on 6-Month Hiatus

posted on 2020-11-26 06:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yoko Nihonbashi’s manga returns in May 2021 as “short mini-series”


Shigurui’s Takayuki Yamaguchi Ends Efu no Shichinin Manga

posted on 2020-11-26 07:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about girl surviving through political purges at end of Warring States launched in 2015


Keitarō Takahashi’s ‘Hinmin, Seihitsu, Daifugō’ Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on 2020-11-26 08:05 EST by Adriana Hazra
Manga’s 6th compiled volume shipped on May 19


Kazu Inabe, Ikumi Fukuda Launch New Sci-Fi Manga in December

posted on 2020-11-26 09:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Magazine teases “orthodox sci-fi” story


The SMA14 Results Are In

Nov 26th 2020


New Sengoku Basara Manga Reveals Title, Debut Date

posted on 2020-11-26 11:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sengoku Basara: Sōkyoku no Mahoroba debuts online on Friday, in magazine on December 1


Makoto Sanda, Aco Arisaka’s Bestia Manga Ends

posted on 2020-11-26 13:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in June 2018; Yen Press publishes series in English


Chikage Yuniwa’s Battery Manga Resumes

posted on 2020-11-26 14:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on Atsuko Asano’s baseball novels launched in 2005


Tokyo Ravens: Sword of Song’s Ran Kuze Draws 1-Shot Manga

posted on 2020-11-26 15:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
“Kuroiwa Medaka ni Watashi no Kawaii ga Tsūjinai” romantic comedy debuts in December


Koi Ikeno Ends 1st Part of Bloody Bride Manga, Launches New Tokimeki Tonight Next Year

posted on 2020-11-26 16:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bloody Bride launched in March

Gundam Ace Magazine Unveils 3 New Gundam Manga

posted on 2020-11-27 01:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kemeko Deluxe!'s Masakazu Iwasaki draws manga with Haman Karn as career office woman


Yo-kai Gakuen Y Manga Ends With 3rd Volume

posted on 2020-11-27 06:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
3rd volume ships on January 28


Shikizakura Original Anime Gets Manga in December

posted on 2020-11-27 07:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hayato Aoki draws manga based on 2021 TV anime


Keiko Nishi’s Hatsukoi no Sekai Manga Approaches Climax

posted on 2020-11-27 08:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about 40-year-old unmarried woman who reaches turning point in life launched in 2016


Sasuga no Sarutobi’s Fujihiko Hosono Draws 2-Part Mini-Series Manga

posted on 2020-11-27 09:05 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hakuboku “E-sports x romance” manga launches on December 10


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga Creator Apologizes for Last Volume Not Adding New Epilogue Pages

posted on 2020-11-27 11:02 EST by Egan Loo
Koyoharu Gotouge explains jacket blurb is in error, but volume will have other exclusive content


Kodansha Comics Licenses 8 New Manga by Miki Yoshikawa, Kanae Hazuki, More

posted on 2020-11-27 12:31 EST by Adriana Hazra
Titles include Harem Marriage, A Couple of Cuckoos, Will It Be the World or Her?


Itachi’s Haganai Manga Ends

posted on 2020-11-27 17:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of light novels launched in 2010


High School DxD’s Slashdog Prequel Manga Ends

posted on 2020-11-27 18:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Original novel illustrator Kikurage launched series in December 2019


Senpai’s Voice Played by Daiki Yamashita Revealed in Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Manga New CM

November 27, 2020 11:00pm CST
Hirokazu Hanai (Dances with the Dragons)-directed TV anime adaptation is set for April 2021

Gintama: The Final Film Gets Novel Adaptation in January

posted on 2020-11-28 04:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film, novel adaptation adapting manga’s finale both release on January 8


Taishi Tsutsui Finishes Storyboard for Final Chapter of We Never Learn Manga

posted on 2020-11-28 09:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga entered “parallel story” arcs in March


Hetalia Creator Reimagines Japanese Leaders in Upcoming Manga Prime Minister Club

November 28, 2020 4:05pm CST
Fans are already divided on the new Jump SQ title


50-year-old Japanese comic series Doraemon a smash hit in pandemic


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Her Blue Sky Manga Ends in Next Chapter in January

posted on 2020-11-29 02:00 EST by Adriana Hazra
Comic Newtype website will publish final chapter on January 29


Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Inspires Manga From Pretty Cure Manga Creators

November 29, 2020 1:11am CST
The manga will be supervised by Naomi’s older sister Mari


Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! Manga Ends 3rd Part, Story Continues

posted on 2020-11-29 04:00 EST by Adriana Hazra
Hiroshi Hiroyama launched latest sequel manga in 2012


Hidekaz Himaruya’s New Manga to Focus on Prime Ministers

posted on 2020-11-29 08:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Comedy manga by Hetalia author launches on January 4


The Promised Neverland Manga Gets New Bonus Chapter About Sister Krone

posted on 2020-11-29 10:15 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
36-page new chapter debuts on December 7


QUIZ: Can You Tell Which of These Light Novel Titles are Made Up?

November 29, 2020 10:00am CST
Light novels have the most interesting titles