General Manga News & Discussion

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Effective April 2, 2015

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Crunchyroll to Simultaneously Offer Kodansha Manga in 170 Countries

posted on 2013-10-26 15:40 EDT
Nikkei: US$4.99 monthly for full access to 12 titles on October 30, over 50 titles by next summer

It’s Here! Crunchyroll Manga Is Now Open!

October 30, 2013 11:09am CDT

SG Cafe: Hunter X Hunter and manga writer Yashihiro Togashi to come back after 2-year hiatus

April, 2014

Maki Murakami Sets New ‘Gravitation’ Manga Series

June 5, 2014

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” Gets a New Trailer, Manga, and Cast Details

July 17, 2014

New Captain Harlock Manga Titles Announced

July 19, 2014

Attack on Titan Manga, Cyborg 009 Comic Adaptation Gets Harvey Awards Nominations

July 19, 2014

A Fantasy World Spread Online: Welcome to the World of Hashimoto Suzu’s Webcomic!

July 19, 2014

Blue Spring Ride Shōjo Manga Set to End

posted on 2014-11-07 03:15 EST
Also: original anime DVD to be set in summer during fireworks festival with Tōma

The Top 20 Most Powerful Shounen Jump Manga: Fans weigh in on Naruto, One Piece, Gintama and more

Nov 16, 2014

One Punch Man fails to take #1 as fans choose the Top 20 mangas and light novels which deserve an anime adaptation

Nov 16, 2014

‘My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU’ wins Kono Light Novel Ga Sugoi for a second year in a row

Nov 16, 2014

All of Naruto’s 700 manga chapters and 220 anime episodes to be available for free in a new app as the curtain officially closes on a classic

Nov 16, 2014

Japanese manga sales in North America continue impressive turnaround

April 22, 2015

Drawn & Quarterly Founder Chris Oliveros Steps Down as Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

posted on 2015-05-09 08:00 EDT
Oliveros founded company in 1989 that went on to publish Shigeru Mizuki, Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s manga

Crunchyroll Adds Inuyashiki Manga by Hiroya Oku

posted on 2015-05-11 22:20 EDT

[size=16]Kadokawa Launches ‘ComicWalker GLOBAL’ Platform for Non-Japanese Works[/size]
posted on 2015-05-12 05:20 EDT
Free digital platform to formally debut in summer

[size=16]Interview: Tow Ubukata[/size]
by Hope Chapman and Sarah Nelkin, May 20th 2015

Tow Ubukata is one of Japan’s premier science fiction novelists and screenwriters, known for his work on Mardock Scramble, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Fafner, the new Ghost in the Shell Arise prequel and he collaborated on the sequel series to one of the biggest sci-fi hits in recent years, Psycho-Pass. He’s also handling script duties on Production I.G’s new Ghost in the Shell film, which releases in theaters in Japan this summer. We had the opportunity to interview him about his vaunted body of work and learn a little bit more about his inspirations.

[size=16]ANN Interview: Aya Kanno[/size]
by Rebecca Silverman, May 27th 2015

Aya Kanno is the successful mangaka behind the gender stereotype-skewering hit Otomen, which concluded its run a few years ago. She’s back now with Requiem of the Rose King, a big shojo-flavored melting pot that mashes up several parts of Shakespeare’s Henry the Sixth with Richard the Third; its first volume hit American shelves this past April. We had the chance to ask her a few questions during her appearance at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this month.

[size=16]Crunchyroll Manga Adds Donyatsu, Tales of Wedding Rings, Father and Son, Aizawa-san Multiplies[/size]
posted on 2015-05-29 20:30 EDT
Current titles by No More Heroes designer Yuusuke Kozaki, Dusk maiden of Amnesia duo Maybe
July 13, 2015 9:45pm CDT
Three new Square Enix titles available now are followed by two new Kodansha titles coming July 15th
July 27, 2015 3:00pm CDT

###NHK Documentary Series Peeks at Process of Drawing Manga
posted on 2015-08-27 17:15 EDT by Eric Stimson
Hosted by Naoki Urasawa

###Vertical Comics Adds Maybe’s The Abandoned Sacred Beasts Manga
posted on 2015-08-28 01:30 EDT
1st volume of “hard-boiled dark fantasy” manga ships in 2016

[size=16]Kodansha Comics Adds Fairy Tail Ice Trail, Noragami: Stray Stories Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-08-29 16:50 EDT
Company to release 2nd Fairy Tail: Masters Edition volume collecting volumes 6-10

[size=16]Boy who lost his entire family to atomic bomb in Nagasaki featured in manga series[/size]
posted on August 29, 2015
by MisakoI Takahashi / Staff Writer / The Asahi Shimbun
August 30, 2015 11:23am CDT
500 men and women weigh in on emotionally-wrenching comics via online poll

[size=16]Ryukishi07’s Iwaihime PC Horror Game Gets Manga Adaptation[/size]
posted on 2015-08-30 15:00 EDT
Ryukishi07 writes scripts for manga launching in Big Gangan in September

[size=16]009 Re:Cyborg Manga Ends in September[/size]
posted on 2015-08-30 16:00 EDT
Adaptation of Kenji Kamiyama’s film launched manga in May 2012

[size=16]The Pilot’s Love Song Manga Ends Next Month[/size]
posted on 2015-08-30 17:00 EDT
Takeshi Kojima launched adaptation of light novel series in February 2014
August 30, 2015 9:40pm CDT
Maybe’s 2104 action-fantasy runs in “Attack on Titan” home magazine “Bessatsu Shounen Magazine”
August 30, 2015 8:30pm PDT
Iif you weren’t reading her manga yet, she might become your new favorite manga author after reading Kosuke’s interactions with English language fans.

[size=16]Press Release: Weekly Shonen Jump Debuts on ComiXology and Amazon[/size]
Aug 31st 2015
Viz Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump Debuts on Comixology and Amazon

[size=16]ComiXology Adds Kodansha Manga, Viz’s Shonen Jump[/size]
posted on 2015-09-01 13:50 EDT
More than 350 titles from Kodansha Comics, digital manga magazine from Viz Media

###Shueisha, Animate, Kodansha, Kadokawa, Shogakukan Launch Joint Venture to Promote Anime, Manga in Asia
posted on 2015-09-02 04:30 EDT
New company Japan Manga Alliance will open physical store in Bangkok, Thailand

###Masato Hisa Ends Nobunagun Manga of Historical Figures vs. Monsters
posted on 2015-09-02 11:15 EDT
6th/final compiled volume to ship in October

###Manga for girls gets retrospective exhibition in Niigata
posted on September 02, 2015
by Atsushi Nagata / Staff Writer / The Asahi Shimbun
September 03, 2015 10:33am CDT
Speaking of Kenjiro Hata, his new sci-fi series “Ad Astra Per Aspera” debuted in “Weekly Shonen Jump” issue 40 on September 2nd

[size=16]So Cute It Hurts!! Manga to End in 4 Chapters[/size]
posted on 2015-09-03 13:30 EDT
Gō Ikeyamada previously revealed series was heading for finale

[size=16]Kurogane’s Haruto Ikezawa Launches Mononobu Manga in Shonen Jump[/size]
posted on 2015-09-03 18:30 EDT
“Hot-blooded youth shogi manga” begins in September 14 issue
September 03, 2015 12:05am CDT
Original series’ Collector’s Edition first two volumes are also released

[size=16]Ken Ogino’s Lady Justice Manga Ends in Shonen Jump[/size]
posted on 2015-09-04 04:30 EDT
Manga about normal boy, superhero girl launched in May

[size=16]Viz Media Adds Rizelmine, Guardian Hearts, Chocolate Cosmos, CLAMP School Detectives, Saber Marionette J Manga Digitally[/size]
posted on 2015-09-04 13:00 EDT
Chocolate Cosmos gets 1st English release

[size=16]Seven Seas Licenses I Was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-04 14:42 EDT
Anime based on original light novel premieres in October

[size=16]Seven Seas Adds 07-Ghost Creators’ Battle Rabbits Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-04 15:45 EDT
1st volume ships in July

[size=16]New York Times Manga Best Seller List, August 23-29[/size]
posted on 2015-09-04 16:30 EDT

[size=16]Seven Seas Adds Masamune-kun’s Revenge Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-04 17:02 EDT
High school romantic comedy follows a boy aiming to get revenge on a girl who bullied him

###Naruto #71 Ranks 2nd on U.S. Monthly BookScan August List
posted on 2015-09-05 00:00 EDT

###Ai’s Million Doll Manga Goes on Indefinite Hiatus
posted on 2015-09-05 02:00 EDT
Idol series creator to rest, continue manga within the year

###Sengoku Basara 4 - Bontenmaru-hen Manga Ends
posted on 2015-09-05 12:00 EDT
Manga about Date Masamune’s childhood launched in February 2014

###Ando’s Haiji to Yamao Manga Ends
posted on 2015-09-05 20:00 EDT
Manga about girl becoming mountaineer launched in January
September 06, 2015 4:05pm CDT
Joint venture of Animate and 4 major publishers aims to deter piracy, offer high-quality retail products

[size=16]New Manga Focuses on 29-Year-Old Women Drinking Beer[/size]
posted on 2015-09-06 19:15 EDT
Promotes a regional beer this week

I’d watch the anime… :beers:

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[size=16]Viz’s Shonen Jump to Add Kurogane Creator’s Mononofu Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-07 15:50 EDT
1st 3 chapters of “hot-blooded youth shogi manga” to be previewed in English

[size=16]Studio Deen Uploads Second MV for Waanabi.jk Manga[/size]
posted on 2015-09-07 17:45 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga

[size=16]Saint Seiya Next Dimension Manga Resumes in December[/size]
posted on 2015-09-08 15:45 EDT
Latest series commemorates Saint Seiya’s 30th anniversary

[size=16]Rumiko Takahashi’s Rin-ne Has ‘Important Announcement’ Next Week[/size]
posted on 2015-09-08 16:20 EDT

[size=16]Manga materials website offers thousands of reference poses for budding artists to download[/size]
posted on September 8th, 2015 / by Casey Baseel / Rocket News 24

###Author of “BTOOOM!” Appointed As Tourism Ambassador for Shimanto
September 09, 2015 9:49pm CDT
Shimanto in south-western Kōchi Prefecture is the hometown of Junya Inoue