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Lucky Star Spinoff Manga About Konata 15 Years Later to Launch Next Spring

Kagami Yoshimizu's main manga resumed publication on November 18 ― The third volume of Kadokawa's Mitaina magazine revealed on November 18 that a Lucky Star spinoff manga temporarily titled Konata 31 will debut in the magazine's next issue in spring 2023. The magazine teases the spinoff about Konata will take place 15 years after the main manga. Yoshimizu is credited with the original work, and Haruk...
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Lost Lad London GN 2

If the threat of racism was simmering beneath the surface of the first volume of Shima Shinya's mystery series Lost Lad London, it's definitely bubbled to the top in the second, as Detective Ellis struggles to keep Al safe. ― It's a terrible truth, but a truth nonetheless: people are often judged by the ignorant based on their race. If that fact was simmering beneath the surface of the first volume o...
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Glacier Bay's Crowdfunding Campaigns for Glaeolia 1 Reprint, Rei Hagiwara's Pandora Manga Reach Goals

Company also reveals Glaeolia will be available in stores in U.S., EU, U.K. ― Glacier Bay Books' crowdfunding campaigns for an English edition of Rei Hagiwara's Pandora manga and for reprints of the first volume of its Glaeolia indie manga anthology series have both reached their goals. THe Pandora campaign has three days left, but the Glaeolia campaign has ended. The company also announced that Glae...
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Killing Bites Spinoff Manga About Inaba Ends Regular Serialization

Manga spinoff launched in August 2020 ― Hero's Inc.'s Comiple website published the "final" chapter of Kazasa Sumita's Hoshigarisugi Desho!? Inaba-san (Desire Overload, Right Inaba!?) manga on November 25. While the chapter is labeled the "final chapter," the manga's afterword noted that it is only the temporary end of the manga's regular serialization. The manga's third compiled book volume will shi...
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Heaven's Lost Property, Plunderer's Suu Minazuki Starts New Manga in December

Minazuki's slapstick comedy manga to serialize in Monthly Shōnen Ace ― The January 2023 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine announced on November 26 that Suu Minazuki will start a new slapstick comedy manga series titled Yūryō Bukken Mō Dame Sō: Furo, Toilet to Tenshi wa Kyōdō Desu (The Superior Manor is Already Hopeless: Sharing a Toilet and Bathtub with an Angel) in the magazine's Febru...
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Kodansha USA Licenses The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss, Beast #6 Manga

Both manga debut digitally in December ― Kodansha USA Publishing announced on Thursday that it will publish The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss and Beast #6 manga digitally in December. Title: The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss (Toshi to Mahō wa Kiss Shidai) Author: Maho Funeno Debut Date: December 6 Summary: Tohru has a superpower – he manages to be invisible without any magic at all! In fact, the only one...
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Chi, Blood on the Tracks, Sakamoto Days, More Nominated for 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards

13 manga nominated in 4 categories, winners announced on January 18 ― The judging committee of the 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards revealed the nominees for this year's awards. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000). The winners will be announced on January 18. Best Children's Manga Title: Black Channel Author: Satoshi Kisaichi Serialized...
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Ablaze Releases Ryo Sumiyoshi's Centaurs Manga in English

1st volume ships in July 2023 ― A representative for the Ablaze publisher confirmed with ANN on Friday that Ablaze will release the first volume of Ryo Sumiyoshi's Centaurs manga on July 11, 2023 in English. The manga's description reads: An epic fantasy adventure set in an alternate medieval Japan, where humans co-exist with the mythic half man/half horse beasts known as centaurs, or "jinba". A wild...
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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 2022 — Jujutsu Kaisen 18 Sells 2.11 Million

Followed by 3 more Jujutsu Kaisen books, 4 One Piece, 10 SPY×FAMILY, 3 My Hero Academia, 2 Kaiju No. 8, Kingdom, Hunter × Hunter ― This list covers sales of physical copies surveyed from November 22, 2021 to November 20, 2022. Rank Title Author Estimated Sales 1 Jujutsu Kaisen 18 Gege Akutami 2,110,599 2 ONE PIECE 101 Eiichiro Oda 2,007,590 3 ONE PIECE 103 Eiichiro Oda 1,976,427 4 ONE PIECE 102 Eiich...
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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2022 — Jujutsu Kaisen Edges Out Tokyo Revengers

Jujutsu Kaisen sells 12.3 million, Tokyo Revengers sells 11.0 million, followed by SPY×FAMILY, ONE PIECE, My Hero Academia ― This list covers sales of physical copies surveyed from November 22, 2021 to November 20, 2022. Rank Title Author Estimated Sales 1 Jujutsu Kaisen Gege Akutami 12,282,260 2 Tokyo Revengers Ken Wakui 11,048,067 3 SPY×FAMILY Tatsuya Endō 10,600,571 4 ONE PIECE Eiichiro Oda 10,364...
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Mahjong Parlor of Love GN

A better-than-usual translation from Media Do isn't enough to sell this middle-of-the-road BL title. ― It's best to say this first: Mahjong Parlor of Love, another BL title licensed by Media Do, has a substantially better translation than previous titles from the same line that I have reviewed. The translation is fluid and natural, and if the cover shows the usual English title confusion, that's in n...
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Fantagraphics Publishes Shungiku Uchida's Minami's Lover Manga in English

Manga edition launches on June 27, 2023 ― Fantagraphics is listing Shungiku Uchida's Minami's Lover (Minami-kun no Koibito) manga for release as a hardcover book in English on June 27, 2023. Fantagraphics describes the manga: In this raunchy, moving, funny manga for adults, high school student Minami's girlfriend, Chiyomi, shrinks down to six inches tall — and moves in with him! Originally appearing ...
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Attack on Titan Creator Hajime Isayama at Anime NYC

The manga's controversial ending loomed heavily over the hit manga creator's appearance in NYC, culminating in an apology and cheers of reassurance from fans. ― It's no exaggeration that Hajime Isayama was a huge draw at Anime NYC. The event marked the Attack on Titan manga creator's first-ever appearance in the United States and while enthusiasm for the anime is still going strong, it was hinted bef...
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Kumo Kagyu's Goblin Slayer Day in the Life, Moscow 2160 Manga Start Simultaneous Serializations in December

Kagyu's 2 manga series to serialize in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan ― This year's December issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine announced on Friday that Kumo Kagyu's two new manga series titled Goblin Slayer Day in the Life (pictured below on left), and Moscow 2160 (pictured below on right) will start simultaneous serializations in the magazine's January 2023 volume on December 23. ...
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Kirei ni Shite Moraemasu ka. Manga From Sankarea's Mitsuru Hattori Ends in 10th Volume

Final volume of manga about girl who runs laundry store releases in summer 2023 ― The ninth volume of Mitsuru Hattori's Kirei ni Shite Moraemasu ka. (Will You Clean This For Me?) manga revealed on Friday that the manga will end in its 10th volume, which will ship in summer 2023. Hattori launched the manga in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in July 2017. The manga centers on Wakana Kinme, a bright...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Launch Ichigoki's Under Control!! Manga in English

Manga Plus will publish manga's 2nd chapter on December 4 ― Viz Media and Manga Plus both began publishing Seiji Hayashi's Ichigoki's Under Control!! (Ichigōki! Sōjūchū) manga in English on Sunday. Manga Plus will publish the manga's second chapter on December 4. Manga Plus describes the story: Ichigoki is a regular kid who can't wait to start high school. But an unexpected encounter with the fists o...
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Uzamaid, Shūmatsu no Kohinata-san Manga Both End on January 25

Both manga take break in December ― The January issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine announced on Friday that Kanko Nakamura's UzaMaid - Our Maid is Way Too Annoying! (Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!) manga, and Imari Arita's Shūmatsu no Kohinata-san manga will both end in the magazine's March issue on January 25. Both manga will also take a break and will not publish new chapters in the magazine'...
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Mutsumi Aoki's OsaMake Spinoff Manga Ends

Spinoff series about 4 Shida sisters launched in January 2021 ― The January 2023 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine published the final chapter on Saturday of Mutsumi Aoki's Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come: Otonari no Yon-shimai ga Zettai ni Honobono suru Nichijō (A Romantic Comedy Where the Childhood Friend Absolutely Will Not Lose: The Four Sisters Next Door Who Absolutely ...
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A Certain Scientific Accelerator's Arata Yamaji Ends Kaibutsu Shōnen Manga Next Month

Manga about boy who gains power of monster in exchange for his body launched in May ― The January 2023 issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine revealed on Saturday that Arata Yamaji's Kaibutsu Shōnen (Demonboy) manga will end in its next chapter in the February issue on December 26. Yamaji launched the manga on May 26. Kadokawa published first volume on September 26. The manga center...
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Haruki's Cat in a Hot Girl's Dorm Manga Ends

Seven Seas publishes manga about 10 residents of women's dorm, adopted cat in English ― Nihon Bungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku issue 2832 published on Friday the final chapter of Haruki's Cat in a Hot Girls' Dorm (Joshi-Ryō Neko no Tama-san) manga. The magazine also announced that Haruki will start a new series in its year-end and New Year's combined issue. Haruki launched the manga in Weekly Manga Go...
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Satoru Akahori's Menhera Samurai Manga Moves Online

Next chapter comes out on Hakusensha's Manga Park website on December 18 ― This year's 23rd issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Satoru Akahori's Menhera Samurai (Mental Health Samurai) manga is moving online. The next chapter of the manga will come out on Hakusensha's Manga Park website on December 18. Akahori launched the manga drawn by Kyūjo Matsumoto in Young Animal...
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Romantic Killer's Wataru Momose Launches New Manga on Jump+ in December

Comedy manga centers on honor-student boy, handsome man ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Wataru Momose will launch a new manga titled Boku to Jingi Naki Ojisan (Me and the Old Man Without Honor and Humanity) manga on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ service on December 3. The manga will update every Saturday. The "handsome man and honor student boy" co...
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Paru Itagaki's Beast Complex Manga Gets New Chapter

Chapter releases in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine on December 1 ― This year's 52nd issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine announced on Thursday that Paru Itagaki's Beast Complex manga will get a new chapter in the magazine's first issue of 2023 on December 1. Itagaki published the Beast Complex manga in Weekly Shonen Champion in 2016. Akita Shoten released one volume...

Kodansha USA Licenses Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir, 15 More Manga

Including I'm Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness, Boichi's ORIGIN, Virgin Love, Osamu Dazai's The Girl Who Became a Fish ― Kodansha USA Publishing confirmed on Thursday that it has acquired the following new manga titles: Title: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir Author(s): Koma Warita (story), Riku Tsuchida (illustration), ZAG with Toei Animation (original...
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Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! GN 3-5

Because the third volume is still in the “getting there” mode, volumes four and five end up feeling a little more rewarding, because we're finally getting the payoff from three books of Adachi stumbling around his own emotions. ― You might think that being suddenly given the ability to read the minds of those you touch would make dating easier. And to a degree, it does – Adachi, who became a “wizard”...
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The Skull Dragon's Precious Daughter GN 1 & 2

If you enjoyed Somali and the Forest Spirit, there's a very good chance that you will like Ichi Yukishiro's The Skull Dragon's Precious Daughter. ― There is one very obvious comparison to be made here, and it's actually one that holds up pretty well across these two volumes: if you enjoyed Somali and the Forest Spirit, there's a very good chance that you will like Ichi Yukishiro's The Skull Dragon's ...
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Kiminori Wakasugi's Ashita no Esa Kimi Dakara Manga to End in Next Volume

Survival manga launched in 2018 ― Manga creator Kiminori Wakasugi revealed on his Twitter account on November 18 that his Ashita no Esa Kimi Dakara manga will end in its 10th volume, which will release in May 2023. Wakasugi launched the manga in Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine in April 2018. The company published the ninth volume on November 18. The "academy survival" manga centers on a school wher...
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Nozomi Mino Reveals Title, Story Details for New Manga

Karasu to Usagi manga launches in December ― The January 2023 issue of Shogakukan's Cheese! magazine revealed on Thursday Nozomi Mino's new manga titled Karasu to Usagi (Crow and Rabbit), which will launch in the magazine's February 2023 issue on December 23. Shogakukan teased the new manga with the tagline, "This love is a taboo." Mino launched the Yakuza Lover (Koi to Dangan) manga in Shogakukan's ...
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Yuma Ando's code: nostra Manga Ends With 4th Volume

Ando, illustrator Hideyuki Akashi launched cyber action manga in December 2021 ― The third volume of Yuma Ando and illustrator Hideyuki Akashi's code: nostra manga revealed on November 18 that the manga will end in its fourth volume, which will ship in March 2023. The manga's story is about a dull man named Jin Kamiya, who obtained a quantum computer called "Nostra" that can predict the future. Jin t...
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The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash Novel 1

The Weakest Tamer probably didn't need to be an isekai story in the first place, but it offers an entertaining story of a girl and her trash-eating slime nonetheless. ― If there's any one piece of this novel that stands to be controversial, it's the fact that it's isekai. That's not because isekai is inherently bad or a divisive topic in general; by this point I daresay all of us know where we stand ...
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World Trigger Manga Takes Another 1-Month Break Due to Author's Health

Manga will return in January ― The official Twitter account for Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger manga announced on Friday that the manga will take another break in the January 2023 issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine on December 2 due to the author's poor physical health. The manga is slated to return in the February issue, which will ship on January 4. This year the manga also took breaks in Janu...
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So-he Inaba Launches New Manga on December 6

New manga is titled Isekai Henshūsha ― This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that So-he- Inaba will launch a new manga titled Isekai Henshūsha ~Manga de Sekai o Sukū Koto ni Narimashita~ (Other World Editor ~I'm Now Charged With Saving the World Through Manga~) on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump website on December 6. Ryū Horie is drawing the art. Inaba'...
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Atom The Beginning Manga Resumes After 9-Month Hiatus

― Update: The manga resumed on November 25, 2022. ANN's original article is below. The 100th chapter of Tetsuro Kasahara's Atom the Beginning manga revealed last Friday that the manga will go on hiatus until fall, when the manga will enter its new "Tobio Arc." The 100th chapter ended the manga's current arc. Atom the Beginning's story takes place in Japan after a great calamity. There were two geniu...
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Blue Lock Manga Illustrator Draws Illustration for Japan Win at FIFA World Cup

Yūsuke Nomura draws Isagi along with the caption: "A historic victory! Go and get 'em, Japan!" Blue Lock manga illustrator Yūsuke Nomura is as delighted as anyone to see the Japan team take its first win at the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Wednesday. Japan defeated the four-time World Cup champion team Germany 2-1 in a surprise victory. To celebrate the historic upset, Nomura drew an illustration of Blue...
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Be Very Afraid of Kanako Inuki! GN

Fans can hope that Kodansha's release of Be Very Afraid of Kanako Inuki! is testing the waters for a (re)release of her works because this slim volume is a collection of some of Inuki's favorite short stories she's written. ― Despite being a prolific horror manga creator, very few of Kanako Inuki's works have been released in English – Dark Horse translated School Zone and the now-defunct CMX release...
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3 New The Irregular at Magic High School Manga to Launch in 2023

3 manga series gets simulcast serializations in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy, Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh ― The December issue of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine announced on Friday that Tsutomu Satou's The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei) light novel will get three new simulcast manga serializations in the magazine, and in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Denge...
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Kamen Rider Kuuga GN 1

This manga provides enough differences from its source material to bring something new to the table for long-time fans. It also works as a horror series for newcomers. ― There's an odd sense of comparisons and contrasts in the situational timing of Titan Comics' release of the Kamen Rider Kuuga manga. We're living in a timeline where another Kamen Rider-related manga, FUUTO PI, is getting its anime a...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 20-26

The Heike Story, The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc anime; The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy, Under Ninja manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date The Heike Story BDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 November 22 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2 BD/DVDCite Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 November 22 The Irregular at Magic High...
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Reiji Kaitо̄'s Shinigami Tantei Elria no Kai Manga Ends in December

Manga launched in December 2021 ― The December issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge magazine announced last Thursday that author Reiji Kaitō and artist Momota Kanzaki's Shinigami Tantei Elria no Kai (The Death God Detective Elria's Solution) manga will end in the magazine's January 2023 issue on December 16. The manga centers on a protagonist who reincarnates into the world of his favorite detect...
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The Kingdoms of Ruin's yoruhashi Launches New Manga in December

New manga is titled Kokusan Shōjo Clarith ― The December issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge revealed last Friday that manga creator yoruhashi is launching a new manga titled Kokusan Shōjo Clarith (Domestically Produced Girl Clarith) in the magazine's next issue on December 16. The manga will have a color opening page, and will feature in the magazine's front cover. The manga teases the story wi...
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Btooom! U-18 Spinoff Manga Ends

Fantasy-action spinoff manga launched in 2018 ― The January 2023 issue of Shinchosha's Monthly Comic Bunch magazine revealed on Monday that Yōki Itō's spinoff manga Btooom! U-18, the spinoff of Junya Inoue's Btooom! manga will end in the magazine's February 2023 issue on December 21. Itō launched the manga in Monthly Comic Bunch in March 2018. The spinoff manga is about a NewTuber named KAN, whose li...
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'So I'm a Spider, So What?' Manga Spinoff Listed as Ending on 6th Volume

6th volume of manga about "Parallel Consciousness" personalities ships on January 10 ― Kadokawa is listing the sixth compiled book volume of Gratin Tori's Kumo desuga, nanika? Kumoko Yonshimai no Nichijō spinoff manga as the final volume. The volume will ship on January 10, 2023. The manga is a spinoff of author Okina Baba and illustrator Tsukasa Kiryu's So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ...
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Kindaichi Case Files Cat Spinoff Manga Heads Toward 'Final Stage'

Spinoff manga to Kindaichi Case Files launched last December ― This year's 24th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine announced on Tuesday that Yuki Sato's Kinnyaichi Shonen no Jikenbo spinoff manga of of Fumiya Sato, Yōzaburō Kanari, and Seimaru Amagi's Kindaichi Case Files (Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo) manga is entering its "final stage." The manga launched in Kodansha's Evening magazine last Decemb...
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Futari Escape Manga Ends in December

Comedy manga launched in July 2020 ― The January 2023 issue of Ichijinsha's Comic Yurihime magazine revealed on Thursday that Shōichi Taguchi's Futari Escape manga will end in the magazine's February 2023 issue on December 16. Taguchi launched the manga in Comic Yurihime in July 2020. Ichijinsha published the manga's first compiled book volume in November 2020, and the third volume in December 2021. ...
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Dragon Quest Saga: Emblem of Roto Manga Gets 2 Side Stories on December 2

Manga ran from 1991 to 1997, inspired 45-minute anime film in 1996 ― This year's 23rd issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Junji Koyanagi and Kamui Fujiwara's Dragon Quest Saga: Emblem of Roto (Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monshō) manga will have two special side stories that will appear in the magazine's next issue on December 2. Koyanagi and Fujiwara published the ...
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Free Comic Book Day 2023 Lineup Includes Shaman King Flowers, Choujin X

Also available: Rooster Fighter, Lovely Muco!, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun, more ― Diamond Comic Distributors announced last Wednesday the full lineup of titles for Free Comic Book Day 2023. A preview of Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King Flowers and Sui Ishida's Choujin X are among the available titles. The Gold Sponsor titles include Viz Media's preview of Sui Ishida's Choujin X and Shu Sakuratani...
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J-Novel Club Licenses 4 New Light Novels, 3 New Manga

Grand Sumo Villainess, I Parry Everything, Karate Master Isekai, more licensed ― J-Novel Club announced during its panel at Anime NYC on Saturday that it has licensed four new light novels and three manga. The light novels all have the first and second parts of their respective first volumes already available on J-Novel Club, and include Grand Sumo Villainess, Enough with This Slow Life! I Was Reinc...
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I Fell for My Friend's Older Sister + My Older Sister's Friend is Annoying

Originally a series of Twitter comic strips, Azusa Kina's collection of stories is more about vibes than actual plot. ― Sometimes I wish I could just say “that was cute” about a story and leave it at that, especially when it's not one that warrants a deep dive. While I do try to find appeal and merit in even the simplest of stories, what happens when the series in question was written as a diversion?...
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Dragon Ball Super Manga Resumes with New Arc in December

New arc features Goten, Trunks ― The January 2023 issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine announced on Monday that Toyotarō's Dragon Ball Super manga will resume with a new arc in the magazine's February 2023 issue, which Shueisha will publish on December 21. The new arc will feature teen Goten and Trunks as superheroes, and will tell a prequel story for the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film, before mov...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Launch Cipher Academy Manga in English

Manga Plus will publish manga's 2nd chapter on November 27 ― Viz Media and Manga Plus began publishing author NisiOisin and artist Yūji Iwasaki's Cipher Academy (Angō Gakuen no Iroha) manga in English on Sunday. Manga Plus will publish the manga's second chapter on November 27. Manga Plus describes the story: Iroha is an average student newly enrolled in Cipher Academy, a Spartan school where student...
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MF Ghost Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Author's Poor Health

Manga launched in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in September 2017 ― This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine announced on Monday that Shuuichi Shigeno's MF Ghost manga will go on an indefinite hiatus due to Shigeno's poor health. The magazine will announce when the manga will return at a later date. Shigeno (Initial D) launched the MF Ghost manga in Weekly Young Magazine in Septe...
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Kodansha's Shonen Magazine R Ends Publication in January

Kodansha will reveal fates of currently running manga in December ― The December issue of Kodansha's Shōnen Magazine R announced on Sunday that the magazine will end its publication in its February 2023 issue, which will release on January 20. The magazine will announce when and where (and in what medium) its running manga serializations will move to its January 2023 issue, which will release on Dece...
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Comikey to Add 8 More Manga, 100+ Titles from Square Enix

Company to also launch initiative to convert manga to webtoon format starting with Thank You, Isekai! ― Comikey announced at Anime NYC on Sunday that it plans to add over 150 more titles including manga and webtoons in the fourth quarter of 2022 and throughout 2023. The company revealed eight more manga titles, three of which launched on the service on Sunday. Comikey also stated that it has license...
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Dark Horse Adds Shin'ichi Sakamoto's Innocent Manga, The Art of Octopath Traveler Book

Company to release Innocent in omnibus format starting in November 2023 ― Dark Horse Comics announced at its panel at Anime NYC on Saturday that it has licensed Shin'ichi Sakamoto's Innocent manga and Square Enix's The Art of Octopath Traveler book. Innocent is the first manga from Sakamoto licensed in English. Dark Horse Comics will publish the manga in three 3-in-1 omnibus volumes starting with th...
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Azuki Licenses Shunsuke Sorato's Natsume & Natsume Manga

Azuki also adds Tribals, Toki, Myosotis manga from Star Fruit Books ― KiraKira Media Inc.'s digital manga service Azuki announced during its Anime NYC panel on Saturday that it has licensed Shunsuke Sorato's Natsume & Natsume manga. Azuki also announced that it will add the Tribals, Toki, and Myosotis manga from Star Fruit Books. Azuki already has a preview available for Shunsuke Sorato's Natsume & ...
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J-Novel Club Announces Print Publishing Partnership with Yen Press

1st offerings include Hell Mode, The Misfit of Demon King Academy, more ― J-Novel Club announced during its panel at Anime NYC on Saturday that it is partnering with Yen Press to publish print editions of J-Novel Club's digital releases. Yen Press will produce and distribute physical editions of some light novel and manga series under a newly created J-Novel Club imprint. The first titles as part of...
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Jinki's Sirou Tunasima Launches New Manga

Jinrōki Winvurga Hangyaku-hen manga launches in December ― This year's 12th issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion Retsu magazine announced on Tuesday that manga creator Sirou Tunasima will launch a new manga titled Jinrōki Winvurga Hangyaku-hen in the magazine's first 2023 issue, which will ship on December 20. The new manga (pictured above, left) starts with a young girl who lost her memory and wak...
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Crueler than Dead Author Kozo Takahashi Launches New Manga

Reina to 9-Nin no Otoko-tachi horror manga launches in December ― The 28th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Manga Goraku Special digital manga magazine revealed on Tuesday that manga creators Haruka Enatsu and Kozo Takahashi (Crueler Than Dead) will launch a new manga titled Reina to 9-Nin no Otoko-tachi (Reina and 9 Men) in the digital manga magazine's 29th issue on December 15. The horror suspense manga c...
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Golden Kamuy's Satoru Noda Relaunches Supinamarada! Ice Hockey Manga in Spring 2023

― The Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper reported on November 11 that Satoru Noda (Golden Kamuy) will relaunch his Supinamarada! ice hockey sports manga in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in spring 2023. The manga is set in Tomakomai in Hokkaido, and centers on top ice skater and Olympic hopeful Rō Shirakawa. When a sudden death in the family dashes his Olympic dreams, he meets the Genma brothers, a p...
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Pop Team Epic Manga Creator Bkub Okawa Draws Uma Musume Official Anthology Comic Cover

5th anthology collection ships on November 30 ― Seikaisha's "Twi4" (Twitter 4-koma) Twitter account announced on Monday that the Uma Musume Pretty Derby Anthology Comic Star 5 manga collection will ship in Japan on November 30. Pop Team Epic comedy manga creator Bkub Okawa drew the cover illustration. 【お知らせ】『ウマ娘』公式アンソロジーコミック第5弾、発売決定!『ウマ娘 プリティーダービー アンソロジーコミックSTAR 5』、11月30日発売です!! 読んだらもっと『ウマ娘』が好きになる、かわい...
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Tokyo Revengers Manga Gets Special Arc, Tokyo Revengers Extra Spinoff Serialization

Tokyo Revengers manga ended on Wednesday ― This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that manga creator Ken Wakui will reveal a special arc for his Tokyo Revengers manga at a large-scale exhibition in Roppongi, Tokyo around November 2023. The magazine also revealed that it is serializing Ken Wakui's Tokyo Revengers Extra spinoff manga based on his Tokyo Revenge...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 13-19

Given, Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace note anime; Futari Escape, As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Bleach 4-Film Collection BDPlease Viz Media US$29.98 November 15 Bleach 4-Film Collection DVDCite Viz Media US$24.98 November 15 Given BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll/F...
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'She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat' Manga Launches Marriage Equality Charity Shop

Manga creator Sakaomi Yuzaki commented: "I've always found it mystifying that this country, where there exists so many Girls' Love and Boys' Love works about homosexual relationships, still does not legally recognize same-sex marriage." ― The official Twitter account of Sakaomi Yuzaki's She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat (Tsukuritai Onna to Tabetai Onna) manga announced on Tuesday that it has la...
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Osamu Akimoto's Black Tiger Manga Ends

Intense gun action manga launched in December 2016 ― This year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that manga creator Osamu Akimoto's Black Tiger manga will end. The manga will take a break in Grand Jump's first 2023 issue on December 7. The manga will then return and start continuous publication of its last four chapters in the magazine's second 2023 issue on Decembe...
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Hunter x Hunter's Yoshihiro Togashi Says It Takes a Week to Redo a Single Panel

Manga resumed after almost 4 years on October 24 ― Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter X Hunter manga returned to serialization after a nearly four-year hiatus on October 24, but its production has been a grueling process according to Togashi's reports. The manga creator tweeted last Wednesday that under his current system, it takes a week to complete a retake of a single panel. He was referring to chapter 39...
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Black Clover Manga Takes 2-Week Break Due to Author's Health

Manga will return in magazine's 52nd issue on November 28 ― This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga is on a two-week break and will return in the magazine's 52nd issue on November 28. The manga was absent from the magazine's 50th issue, and will also be absent in the 51st issue. The magazine stated the break is due to t...
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Chainsaw Man Editor Confirms Manga Creator's New Twitter Account

Tatsuki Fujimoto's "little sister" account gets suspended; new account claiming to be Fujimoto begs everyone to believe it's him Chainsaw Man manga creator Tatsuki Fujimoto is not only a talented artist but also one of Twitter's quirkiest personalities. His presence on the platform is made even funnier because he technically only started posting under his own name this weekend, all the while beggin...
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VTubers Outnumber All Other Fandoms at Next Comiket

The category has 1,100 participating circles, up by 254 since Comiket 100 in August ― The Comic Market (Comiket) organizing committee revealed on Friday the complete list of circles (collaborative creative groups) participating in the upcoming Comiket 101 event. The most notable trend is that Virtual YouTuber fandom is now the clear winner among doujinshi circles. The category has 1,100 participating...
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Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits Game Gets Manga

Game's manga serialization starts in December ― The December issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine announced on Tuesday that the Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits game will get a manga serialization starting in the magazine's January 2023 issue, which will ship on December 15. Manga author Shintarō Mugiwara published a special two-part manga for the game in the magazine's November and Dec...
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Mini4King Manga Ends in Coro Coro Comics, Starts New Serialization Online

Manga's online serialization starts on December 17 ― The December issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Tuesday that Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King) and artist Yūki Imada's (Tengoku no Ragnarok) Mini4King manga ended its serialization in the magazine, but will start a new serialization on the Weekly Corocoro Comic website on December 17. Takei and Imada launched the manga a...
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Ayu Watanabe's Arashi-kun no Dakimakura Manga Ends on January 13

LDK manga creator launched manga in March 2020 ― The December issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed last Friday that Ayu Watanabe's Arashi-kun no Dakimakura (Arashi's Hug Pillow) manga will end in the magazine's February 2023 issue on January 13. The romance manga's story centers on a high school girl and a beautiful transfer student named Arashi Tsukinose who has insomnia. After slee...
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Yuriko Hara's Cocoon Entwined Manga Ends on December 12 (Updated)

Yen Press publishes manga in English ― The December issue of Kadokawa's Comic Beam magazine revealed last Friday that Yuriko Hara's Cocoon Entwined (Mayu, Matou) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on December 12. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: Clad in school uniforms practically breathing with life are the girls of Hoshimiya Girls' Academy, their hai...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Launch The Ichinose Family's Deadly Sins Manga in English

Taizan 5's manga launched in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine's 50th issue on Monday ― Viz Media and MANGA Plus both began publishing Taizan 5's The Ichinose Family's Deadly Sins (Ichinose-ke no Taizai) manga in English on Sunday. Manga Plus describes the story: Tsubasa Ichinose is a middle schooler who loses his memory in an accident. He is able to safely reunite with his family, but is soon f...
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Candy Color Paradox Boys Love Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series

Fantastics from Exile Tribe member Keito Kimura, M!LK member Jyutaro Yamanaka star in series premiering in December ― Flag Pictures announced on Sunday that Isaku Natsume's Candy Color Paradox (Ameiro Paradox) manga is getting a live-action television adaptation that will premiere on MBS' Drama Shower programming block on December 15. The series will also air on TV Kanagawa, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, TV ...
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Nana & Kaoru GN 1

BDSM-curious should check out Nana & Kaoru, a manga that respects the realities of its subject matter (and is pretty hot). ― An English localization for Nana & Kaoru has been a long-anticipated dream for both fans of cheesecake and BDSM enthusiasts alike. After years of false starts, Denpa and Fakku came together to release it in America finally. And thankfully, it's pretty much everything fans could...
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Shuna's Journey Manga Giveaway

Shuna's Journey, a new manga classic about a prince on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land, is now published in English! ANN is giving away 5 copies of the book to five lucky winners in the US and Canada. ― From legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki comes Shuna's Journey, a new manga classic about a prince on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land, never before published in ...
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Shinyaku Kani Kōsen Manga Ends on November 25

Sci-fi remake of Takiji Kobayashi's Kani Kōsen proletarian novel launched in June 2021 ― This year's 22nd issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Shigemitsu Harada and Shinjirō's Shinyaku Kani Kōsen (The Crab Cannery Ship: New Testament) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on November 25. The manga references communist Takiji Kobayashi's proletarian novel Kani Kōse...
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Midori Obiya Launches New Manga Mini-Series

Romcom manga is titled Chigau Miyahara Omae Janai! ― This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Friday that manga creator Midori Obiya launched a new manga titled Chigau Miyahara Omae Janai! (No Miyahara, It's Not You!) on the same day on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump website. The manga will be a short mini-series. Obiya is writing the manga, and Tsumuri Fujitaka is drawin...
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Go Nagai 50th Anniversary Tribute Book Contains New Harenchi Gakuen Story

Story is 1st new Harenchi Gakuen work in 27 years ― Shogakukan published a tribute book on Thursday for manga creator Go Nagai titled Mangaka Hon Special Nagai Go, which contains a new chapter of Nagai's Harenchi Gakuen manga. The new chapter is titled "Shinsōkaiten Harenchi Gakuen" (Newly Renovated Harenchi Gakuen). This is the first new Harenchi Gakuen work in 27 years, since Heisei Harenchi Gakuen...
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Man Arrested For Selling Bootleg Copy of Dragon Ball Manga's Debut Issue

Man allegedly sold 1984 issue 51 of Weekly Shonen Jump for 180,000 yen ― Ishikawa Prefectural Police revealed on Wednesday that they arrested a 50-year-old male resident of Tokyo's Sumida Ward for allegedly selling a bootleg copy of the 1984 issue 51 of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, the debut issue of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. The suspect supposedly stated after his arrest that he...
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A Kiss With a Cat Manga Ends on December 13

Miko Senri launched manga in August 2020 ― The December issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine revealed on Friday that Miko Senri's A Kiss With a Cat (Neko to Kiss) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on December 13. The manga's sixth volume will be the final volume. Kodansha USA Publishing licensed the manga and is releasing it digitally in English. The company describes the manga: Eri...
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Shiunji-ke no Kodomo-tachi Manga Resumes After 5-Month Hiatus

Rent-A-Girlfriend's Reiji Miyajima launched manga in February earlier this year ― Manga creator Reiji Miyajima announced on his Twitter account on October 28 that his Shiunji-ke no Kodomo-tachi (The Shiunji Siblings) manga will resume in this year's 22nd issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine on Friday. The manga went on hiatus on June 23 so that Miyajima could maintain a steady drawing schedule...
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The Vampire Dies in No Time Manga Takes 1-Month Hiatus Due to Author's Health

Manga returns on December 1 ― This year's 50th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion revealed on Thursday that Itaru Bonnoki's The Vampire Dies in No Time (Kyūketsuki Sugu Shinu) manga will go on hiatus on for about one month due to the author's poor health. The manga will return with its 310th chapter in the magazine's first 2023 issue on December 1. The manga went on a 1-week hiatus in Sep...
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Tokyo Aliens GN 1

This first volume of Tokyo Aliens is a solid start to what looks like a promising series, but plays it safe in regards to what's in store for future volumes – perhaps a bit too safe. ― This first volume of Tokyo Aliens is a solid start to what looks like a promising series, but plays it safe in regards to what's in store for future volumes – perhaps a bit too safe. The manga makes an excellent first ...
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Magical Girl Site Manga Creator Kentarō Satō Wants Royalties from Elon Musk

"Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk has been posting my drawings without permission, so I'd like a usage fee of one billion. In dollars." ― Twitter's controversial new CEO, Elon Musk, is an avid Twitter user, although not every user appreciates his presence on the platform. Between the flashier headlines around his business and personal life, Musk has faced mild criticism in the past for posting uncredited ...
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Yōtō ni Miirareshi Skeleton Manga Enters Climax

Manga debuted in September 2021 ― This year's December issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal Zero magazine revealed on Wednesday that Nobuhisa Tsuruoka's manga of Nozomi Ginyoku's Yōtō ni Miirareshi Skeleton ~Meikyū wo Shihai, Muteki no Gunzei wo Hikiiru "Saikyо̄" no Ken Maо̄ (The Skeleton Enchanted by the Cursed Blade: The Greatest Demon Lord, Who Conquers the Dungeon and Commands an Invincible Army.) ...
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Rookies' Masanori Morita to Launch New Manga Serialization

Morita has turned in completed 1st manuscript for new manga ― Manga creator Masanori Morita teased on Twitter that his new manga serialization is coming soon. He added that he has completed and turned in his first manuscript for a new serialization "for the fourth time in his manga career." Morita also clarified that it is not a sequel or spinoff. Update: The 24th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magaz...
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Next 2 Live-Action Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Episodes Air on December 26, 27

Issei Takahashi returns as Kishibe Rohan ― NHK announced on Wednesday that the two new live-action episodes based on Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai), Hirohiko Araki's spinoff from his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, will premiere on December 26 and 27 at 10:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. EST) on the NHK General channel. The company also unveiled a new visual: The seventh episode titled "Hot ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, November 6-12

Fruits Basket -prelude-, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S anime; Beyond The Promised Neverland, Go! Go! Loser Ranger! manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Fruits Basket -prelude- BDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$34.99 November 8 Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE BDCite Sunrise US$74.99 November 8 Kinmoza! Seasons 1 & 2 Complete Collection BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmwor...
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Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe Spinoff Manga Gets New Short Story Collection Novel

3rd volume of short story collection novel gets release on December 19 ― Shueisha's Jump J-Books website is listing that Hirohiko Araki's Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai) spinoff manga is getting a third short story collection novel volume titled Kishibe Rohan wa Taorenai (Rohan Kishibe Does Not Fall), which will get a release on December 19. Novelist Ballad Kitaguni is writing th...
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Assault Lily: League of Gardens - Full Bloom Manga Enters 'Final Battle'

Manga based on Assault Lily stage plays launched in July 2020 ― The December issue of Bushiroad's Monthly Bushiroad magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kei Aramoto, Ken'ei Obanazawa, Sayaka Sakuragi, and Kōsuke Tsukinami's Assault Lily: League of Gardens - Full Bloom manga is entering the "final battle." The manga is an adaptation of the Assault Lily: League of Gardens stage play series. The manga laun...
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Avant-garde Yumeko GN

A lot of us develop strong obsessions or attachments to certain things at various points in our lives. For some it can be sports, for others it can be love, but for the titular Yumeko of Avant-garde Yumeko, it's the penis. ― A lot of us develop strong obsessions or attachments to certain things at various points in our lives. For some it can be sports, for others it can be love, but for the titular Y...

Shonen Jump Magazine Launches 4 New Manga in Next 4 Weeks

Taizan 5, NisiOisin, Seiji Hayashi, more launch new manga ― This year's 49th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine will launch four new manga in the next four issues. Taizan 5's Ichinose-ke no Taizai (The Ichinose Family's Great Sins, top right in image above) manga will launch in the magazine's 50th issue on November 14. The manga centers on Tsubasa, wh...
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The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior Manga Canceled Due to Author's Poor Health

Bunko Matsuura launched manga in March 2020 ― The official Twitter account for Ichijinsha's Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on October 25 that Bunko Matsuura's manga adaptation of Tenichi and Suzunosuke's The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior (Higeki no Genkyō to naru Saikyō Gedō Last Boss Joō wa Min no tame ni Tsukushimasu.) light novel series has been canceled due to Matsuu...
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Did I Seriously Just Get Reincarnated as My Gag Character?! GN 1

The first volume of Did I Seriously Just Get Reincarnated as My Gag Character?! is funny, looks good, and doesn't have a mean bone in its body, making it an easy pick for a quick escape into a sillier world. ― Did I Seriously Just Get Reincarnated as My Gag Character?! is not a manga that has a lot of surprises, but it is surprisingly sweet and comfy to read. Look, I've made no secret of my general d...
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Miwako Sugiyama's Bite Maker Manga Ends on December 2

Sugiyama also plans new project ― This year's 45th issue of Shogakukan's &Flower digital magazine announced on Friday that Miwako Sugiyama's Bite Maker: The King's Omega (Bite Maker ~О̄sama no Omega~) manga will end in the magazine's first 2023 issue, which will release on December 2. The magazine also announced that Sugiyama is working on a new project. Sugiyama launched the manga in Shogakukan's di...

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