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J-Novel Club Licenses 5 Manga, 5 Light Novel Series

Tearmoon Empire, Oversummoned, Overpowered, and Over it!, Rebuild World, more ― J-Novel Club announced during its panel at Anime Boston on Saturday that it has licensed the following manga and light novel series. All manga will have their first chapters available on Saturday. The first two parts of the first volume of all light novels will be available as well. Title: Now I'm a Demon Lord! Happily Ev...
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Digital Manga Service Azuki Licenses Mai Matsuda's Hikaru in the Light! Manga

Company to also add When Pink Rain Falls 2 manga from Star Fruit Books ― KiraKira Media Inc.'s digital manga service Azuki announced on Saturday at its Anime Boston panel that it has licensed Mai Matsuda's Hikaru in the Light! manga. The company also announced it plans to add Yoiyu's When Pink Rain Falls 2 manga from publisher Star Fruit Books. Azuki will add begin releasing Matsuda's Hikaru in the L...
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Karneval's Touya Mikanagi Launches Luce and the White Contract Manga on June 28

New manga centers on older sister with no parents who receives sudden strange request ― The July issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine revealed on Friday that Touya Mikanagi will launch a new manga titled Luce to Shiro no Keiyaku (Luce and the White Contract) in the magazine's August issue on June 28. The manga will be featured on the cover of the August issue, and the first chapter w...
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Comikey Adds Yukiya Kamikawa, Gorogoromikan's The Princess of Blue Roses Manga

Company also adds all localized titles from Manga One to its app ― Comikey announced on Friday that it has licensed artist Yukiya Kamikawa and writer Gorogoromikan's The Princess of Blue Roses (Ao Bara no Hime) manga (pictured at right) from Compass Inc. Comikey also announced it has licensed the following comics: Rodrigo Alvarez's Midnight Dogs, Aji's On a Leash, and Hungry Studio and Měizīzī's Even...
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Crossbone Gundam X-11 Manga Ends on June 24 (Updated)

Yūichi Hasegawa debuted manga in June 2021 ― This year's July issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Thursday that Yūichi Hasegawa Kidō Senshi Crossbone Gundam X-11 manga will end in its next chapter in the August issue on June 24. The manga launched in Gundam Ace in June 2021. Kadokawa published the manga's first compiled book volume on February 25. The manga is set in the same time fra...
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Akiko Higashimura Puts Bishoku Tantei Akechi Goro Manga on Hiatus, Launches New Manga

Higashimura to launch Gintarō-san Otanonimousu manga ― This year's July issue of Shueisha's Cocohana magazine revealed on Friday that Akiko Higashimura's Bishoku Tantei Akechi Gorō (Gourmet Detective Gorō Akechi) manga is going on hiatus. Higashimura will launch a new manga titled Gintarō-san Otanonimousu in the magazine's next issue. Higashimura's original Bishoku Tantei Akechi Gorō manga debuted as...
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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End GN 3-4

Honestly, the mixture of tragedy and hopeful beauty in this volume overall is enough to get me choked up even writing this. ― Volume 3: The first half of this volume of Frieren is the continuation of the big, interconnected story arc started in the previous volume with the forces of Aura the Guillotine attacking the gateway city to the human territories of the south. It's basically the big action cli...
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Jun Esaka, Takahide Totsuno Launch New Manga on June 10

New she is beautiful manga is based on Esaka's previous short story ― This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Jun Esaka and Takahide Totsuno are launching a new manga titled she is beautiful on the Tonari no Young Jump manga website on June 10. Esaka is writing the manga, and Totsuno is drawing the art. The manga is based on Esaka's runner-up winning story "...
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Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island Film Gets Prequel Manga in Gundam Ace Supplement

Magazine issue with prequel manga ships on June 24 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Thursday that the magazine will get a supplement titled Cucuruz Doan Ace in its next issue on June 24, focused specifically on the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Cucuruz Doan no Shima) anime film. The supplemental issue will contain more than 100 p...
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Tsukumo Asakusa's Dracula Yakin! Manga Adaptation Ends

2nd manga volume based on Satoshi Wagahara's light novels ships on June 22, 3rd volume on July 23 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine published the final chapter of Tsukumo Asakusa's manga adaptation of Satoshi Wagahara's Dracula Yakin! (Night-Shift Dracula) light novel series on Thursday. The manga's second volume will ship on June 22, and the third and final compiled book volume wil...
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Moto Hagio's Poe Clan Manga Debuts New Series

New arc titled "Ao no Pandora" takes place in Munich in 2016 ― Moto Hagio debuted the new manga series in her Poe no Ichizoku (The Poe Clan) manga in the July issue of Shogakukan's Flowers magazine (seen right) on Friday. The new series is the fourth sequel to the main manga, and is titled Poe no Ichizoku: Ao no Pandora (The Poe Clan: Blue Pandora). The new arc is set in Munich, Germany in 2016. The ...
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Tezuka's Dororo Manga Gets Japanese-S. Korean Vertical Comic Remake

Manga launches simultaneously in Japan, S. Korea in December, with global plans later ― Japanese distributor Media Do, Tezuka Production, and South Korean comic company Copin Communications announced on Thursday that the companies are producing a Japanese-South Korean vertical-scrolling webcomic remake of Osamu Tezuka's classic Dororo manga. The manga will serialize simultaneously in Japan and South ...
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Mujirushi Shimazaki Launches New Elio to Denki Ningyō Manga on June 3

Mori Kuroi draws short mini-series adventure manga set in steampunk near-future ― This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Mujirushi Shimazaki and Mori Kuroi will launch a new mini-series manga titled Elio to Denki Ningyō (Elio and the Electric Doll) in the Tonari no Young Jump manga website on June 3. Shimazaki will pen the manga, and Kuroi will draw the art...
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Kindaichi Case Files 30th Anniversary Manga Bundles NFT

The first compiled volume of Fumiya Sato and Seimaru Amagi's Kindachi Case Files 30th manga shipped on Monday with an added bonus for those who purchase the limited edition: a 30th anniversary exclusive "NFT" card, which comes with a gift code to redeem a full-color booklet titled Kindaichi NFT no Jikenbo (Kindachi NFT Case Files). The limited-edition "Legend Mystery People & Famous Scene 3D Card"...
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Yoshihiro Togashi Is Already Twitter's 2nd Most-Followed Manga Artist

Togashi created account on Tuesday to tease Hunter x Hunter's return ― Less than 72 hours after creating a Twitter account to tease the return of his Hunter X Hunter manga, Yoshihiro Togashi has gained over two million followers. He is second now only to My Hero Academia's Kohei Horikoshi (2.1 million followers). とりあえずあと4話。(@Un4v5s8bgsVk9Xp)May 24 Togashi hinted that the manga would return from its c...
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Armed Girl's Machiavellism Manga Ends in June

Series debuted in March 2014 ― This year's June isue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine revealed on Thursday that Karuna Kanzaki and Yūya Kurokami's Armed Girl's Machiavellism manga is ending in the magazine's next issue in June. Kanzaki began the series based on Kurokami's story in Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine in March 2014. Kadokawa shipped the 12th compiled book volume in Septembe...

Yoshihiro Togashi Teases Hunter x Hunter Manga's Return (Updated)

Manga has been on hiatus since November 2018 ― Yoshihiro Togashi created a Twitter account and teased on Tuesday that his Hunter x Hunter manga would return from its current hiatus. He posted a picture with a manuscript with the number "6" and stated that there were four more chapters "for now." Togashi commented in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine that he has finished the rough drafts for 10 c...
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Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san Manga Goes on Hiatus in June

Manga about cook in Kyoto geisha lodge launched in 2016, inspired 2021 anime ― This year's 26th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Aiko Koyama's Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san (Makanai in the Maiko Lodge) manga will go on hiatus beginning with the magazine's next issue on June 1. The magazine will announce the manga's continuation at a later date. The manga's...
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Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time Manga Ends '1st Part'

6th volume ships on June 17 ― This year's 26th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine published the final chapter of the first part of Takahiro Arai's Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time (Meitantei Conan: Zero no Tea Time) spinoff manga on Wednesday. The manga's sixth volume will ship on June 17. The magazine noted that Arai is preparing for a new serialization. Arai launched the manga in W...
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The Case Study of Vanitas Manga Goes on Hiatus in June

Jun Mochizuki launched manga in 2015 ― The June issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed last Friday that Jun Mochizuki's The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) manga will go on hiatus beginning with the magazine's next issue on June 22. The magazine's official Twitter account will announce the manga's continuation at a later date. Yen Press has been publishing the manga simultaneo...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 22-28

Somali and the Forest Spirit, Skate-Leading Stars anime; Phantom of the Idol, The Weakest Contestant of All Space and Time manga ship ― The weekly North American Anime, Manga Releases article will be off for the week of May 29-June 4, and will be back the next week. Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Black Clover Season 4 BD/DVDPlease Crunchyroll/Funimation US$54.98 May 24 Bla...
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Spriggan's Ryōji Minagawa Launches New Manga in June

Hellhound manga centers on young mercenary encountering battlefield "demon" ― The July issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine revealed on Wednesday that Ryōji Minagawa will launch a new manga titled Hellhound in the magazine's next issue on June 24. The manga will have a color opening page. The manga centers on Shō, a young man who becomes a mercenary for the sake of his family. When he meets a "demo...

Haruko Ichikawa's Land of the Lustrous Manga Returns from Hiatus in June

Manga went on hiatus in December 2020 ― The July issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine announced on Wednesday that Haruko Ichikawa's Land of the Lustrous (Hōseki no Kuni) manga is returning from its hiatus in the magazine's next issue on June 24. The manga went on hiatus in December 2020. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story: In a world inhabited by crystalli...
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Battery Manga Ends

Manga ends on July 23 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Asuka magazine revealed on Tuesday that Chikage Yuniwa's manga adaptation of Atsuko Asano's Battery novels will end in the magazine's September issue on July 23. The magazine had revealed in January that the manga was going on a hiatus and that Yuniwa was working on the manga's final chapter. Asano's novels revolve around Takumi Harada, a young man...
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SSSS.Gridman Spinoff Manga Gridman Dogma Ends

Hazumu Sazuka launched manga in April 2021 ― Shinchosha's Kurage Bunch website published the final chapter of Hazumu Sazuka's Gridman Dogma manga on April 26. The manga centers on man named Vise, who yearns to be a hero, but is never chosen. He meets a girl who is able to transform into a form of Gridman. The two dub themselves Hyper Agents, and journey in the computer world. They seek out those who ...
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Love and Heart's Chitose Kaido Launches New Manga in June

Aka no Tachi centers on kendo rivalry between indomitable girl, childhood friend ― The July issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine revealed on Tuesday that Chitose Kaido will launch a new manga titled Aka no Tachi (seen center right in image below) in the magazine's next issue on June 24. The manga will have a color opening page, with the first chapter being 50 pages long. The manga centers on Akane, a ...
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Kana Akatsuki's Shunka Shūtō Daikōsha Novels Get Manga in July

Nappa Komatsuda draws manga adaptation of novel series by Violet Evergarden author ― The July issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kana Akatsuki's Shunka Shūtō Daikōsha Haru no Mai (Four Seasons' Proxy Spring Dance) novel series is inspiring a manga adaptation by Nappa Komatsuda. The manga will launch in the magazine's September issue on July 23, with the first chapter being 5...
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Somari and the Guardian of the Forest's Yako Gureishi Launches New Manga on Gamma+ Website (Updated)

New isekai manga to debut in June ― Manga creator Yako Gureishi revealed on Twitter on Friday that they will launch a new manga titled Isekai Kakuriyo: Ayakashi Ku Kitan (Another World Afterlife: Mysterious Tales of Spirit Food) on Takeshobo's Web Comic Gamma+ website on June 24. Gureishi launched the Somari and the Guardian of the Forest (Somali to Mori no Kamisama) manga in 2015. Coamix published t...
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Rokujō Hitoma no Majo Life Manga Ends in June

Akitaka launched manga in February 2020 ― The June issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine revealed last Friday that Akitaka's Rokujō Hitoma no Majo Life (A Witch's Life in a Six-Tatami Room) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on June 22. The manga is about two witches named Maj and Lilica living together in one room. Both are low-ranked C-class witches, and so both do the jobs they can...
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Dark Horse Licenses Gou Tanabe's H.P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth Manga

Company will publish entire manga in 1-volume omnibus ― Dark Horse announced during its panel at Anime Central on Saturday that it has licensed Gou Tanabe's manga adaptation of H.P Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth (Innsmouth no Kage) story. The company will publish the manga in a single omnibus volume with a different cover design than the Japanese releases. Zack Davisson will translate the mang...
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The Spring 2022 Manga Guide

The final update is live! Check out over 40 manga titles and light novels here and find your next favorite series. ― Banner art by catfish Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2022 Manga Guide! You may have seen one of our seasonal Anime Preview Guides, where a team of critics writes up each new anime television premiere as it airs at the beginning of a season. Now, doing something like that for m...
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Nejiganameta Launches New Manga in Young Gangan in July

Ladies on Top manga creator posts preview image of new series on Twitter ― This year's 11th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that NEJIGANAMETA will launch a new manga titled Jigoku ni Ochite yo, Onii-chan (Go to Hell, Brother) in the magazine's 15th issue on July 15. NEJIGANAMETA posted a preview image on Twitter on Friday for the new series from the magazine. 発売中のヤングガン...
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Assault Lily Franchise Gets New Spinoff Manga

Minori Chigusa draws Assault Lily Last Bullet: Secret Garden Sweet Memoria manga ― The official website for the Assault Lily franchise revealed on Saturday that the franchise is getting a new spinoff manga titled Assault Lily Last Bullet: Secret Garden Sweet Memoria. Original franchise creator Ken'ei Obanazawa is credited with the original work, and Minori Chigusa will draw the manga. The manga will ...
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Tokyopop Licenses Nemui Asada's Loved Circus Manga

Manga listed for release on December 6 ― Tokyopop announced in its Anime Central panel on Saturday that it has licensed Nemui Asada's Loved Circus manga. Barnes & Noble lists the manga for release on December 6. Barnes & Noble describes the manga: An average, run of the mill office worker, Kei racked up a huge amount of debt trying to help his hostess girlfriend move away from her line of work. When ...
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Drawn & Quarterly to Release Yoshiharu Tsuge's Nejishiki Manga Collection in April 2023

Company to also reprint Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro manga in February 2023 ― ICv2 reported on May 12 that Drawn & Quarterly will release Yoshiharu Tsuge's Nejishiki collection of short manga in April 2023. Drawn & Quarterly will also begin reprinting Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro manga in February 2023 with a new cover. The company's release of the Nejishiki collection will feature a new translation by Ryan Ho...

Seven Seas Reveals GL/BL Labels; Licenses The Titan's Bride, More Manga

Girls' Love/Boys' Love labels to include manga, light novel titles ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday new Girls' Love and Boys' Love labels for its books. The company also revealed that it has licensed the The Titan's Bride (BL), There's No Freaking Way I'll Be Your Lover! Unless... (GL) light novel series and manga, Entangled with You: The Garden of 100 Grasses (BL), I'm Kinda Chubby and I'm Your H...
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Fist of the North Star's Tetsuo Hara Draws Jacket Illustration for Junretsu CD

Fist of the North Star manga illustrator Tetsuo Hara drew the jacket illustration for musical group Junretsu's newest single, which ships in Japan on June 8. The illustration depicts Yujiro Shirakawa as Kenshiro, Kazuyoshi Sakai as Raoh, Ryohei Odai as Toki, and Shota Gogami as Jagi. Sakai, who proposed the collaboration in the first place, professed to be a fan of Fist of the North Star since his...
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Golden Kamuy Manga Wins Japan Cartoonists Association Award

Taizan 5, Takao Saito, more also win awards ― The Japan Cartoonists Association (JCA) announced the winners of the 51st Japan Cartoonists Association Awards on Monday. Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga won the grand prize in the Comic division, and Koji Chiriakuta's Teinei na Kurashi wo Suru Gaki manga won the Cartoon division. Each grand prize includes a gold plaque, medal, and 500,000 yen (about US$...
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Julietta Suzuki's Meitantei Kо̄ko wa Yūutsu Manga Ends in June

Manga about young girl detective launched in September 2020 ― This year's 12th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Friday that Julietta Suzuki's Meitantei Kо̄ko wa Yūutsu (Detective Kо̄ko is Melancholy) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on June 3. The manga is set during the height of the Showa era, and centers on a little girl named Kōko who is in training to become a d...
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Something's Wrong With Us Manga Gets 2nd Side Story in July

1st "Shinkon-hen: Sakurairo no Renga" side story debuted in December, compiled in 17th volume ― The 17th compiled book volume for Natsumi Ando's Something's Wrong With Us (Watashi-tachi wa Dōka Shiteiru) manga revealed on May 13 that the manga will have a second side story that will launch in the August issue of Kodansha's Be Love magazine on July 1. While the main manga ended with the 16th volume, t...
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Shoko Hidaka's Anti-Romance Boys-Love Manga Ends

Seven Seas licensed manga, releases 1st volume in September ― The July issue of Gentosha's Rutile magazine published the final chapter of Shoko Hidaka's Anti-Romance manga on Friday. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga, and will release the first volume on September 20. The company describes the manga: Suou and Ryou have been friends since childhood. The hairstylist and writer have lived toge...
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Mari Yamazaki's Olympia Kyklos Manga Resumes, Nears Climax

Manga went on hiatus last August ― This year's 12th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine revealed on Wednesday that Mari Yamazaki's Olympia Kyklos manga will return from hiatus in the magazine's next issue on June 1, and it will near its climax. The manga went on hiatus in August last year so that Yamazaki can do preparatory work on the manga. It was originally announced with a return in winter. C...
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Hirano and Kagiura Manga Temporarily Moves to Quarterly Serialization

Yen Press licensed manga spinoff of Sasaki and Miyano, releases 1st volume in October ― The June issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine revealed last week that Shō Harusono's Hirano and Kagiura manga will temporarily move to a quarterly serialization schedule (one new chapter every three months). The magazine will announce when the manga will move back to a monthly serialization schedule at ...
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The Spring 2022 Manga Guide

Monsters abound in today's update from Witches to Devils Ecstacy to This Vampire Won't Give Up and more! ― Banner art by catfish Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2022 Manga Guide! You may have seen one of our seasonal Anime Preview Guides, where a team of critics writes up each new anime television premiere as it airs at the beginning of a season. Now, doing something like that for manga is tr...
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Coolkyoushinja's Futari Bocchi no Otasā no Hime Manga Ends in 5th Volume

Manga ends around chapter 100 ― The fourth compiled book volume of Coolkyoushinja's Futari Bocchi no Otasā no Hime manga revealed on Wednesday that the manga will end in the fifth volume at around chapter 100. The manga debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020. Coolkyoushinja launched a one-shot in 2019 prior to creating the series. Coolkyoushinja launched the Heion Sedai no ida...
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Golgo 13 Manga Gets 2nd Spinoff Manga in July

New spinoff teases "well-known" girl as main lead ― The June issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Zōkan magazine revealed on Tuesday that Takao Saito's long-running Golgo 13 manga will get a new spinoff manga. The magazine did not reveal the title, and only showed a silhouette of the main character. However, the magazine did tease that the character is a girl who is popular and well-known among fans of th...
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Chainsaw Man, Kaiju No. 8, Spy×Family, More Manga Nominated for Eisner Awards

Also: Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead ― Comic-Con International announced the nominees for this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Wednesday. The following manga were nominated in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category: Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man (translated by Amanda Haley) Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8 (translated by Da...

The Newest Manga App of 2022 Is Here! ~ Mangapon: Daily Comic App! ~

Available to download (iOS / Android) for free in over 70 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and more! ― Available to download (iOS / Android) for free in over 70 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and more! App launched on April 4th, 2022. WWWave of America Corp. has recently released Mangapon, a free manga reading app containing popular and exciting Jap...
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The Spring 2022 Manga Guide

We slide into May manga releases today with the LGBTQ+ series I Want to Be a Wall, Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible, and Cat + Gamer! Plus 15 more manga reviews to browse! ― Banner art by catfish Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2022 Manga Guide! You may have seen one of our seasonal Anime Preview Guides, where a team of critics writes up each new anime television premiere as it airs at the begi...
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Love to Lie Angle's merryhachi Launches Zenbu Kimi no Sei da Manga on June 17

New "yuri cosplay comedy battle" series to run in Ultra Jump magazine ― The official website for Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Merryhachi will launch a new manga titled Zenbu Kimi no Sei da (It's All Your Fault) in the magazine's July issue on June 17. The manga's first chapter will have an opening color page. Ultra Jump describes the manga as a "yuri cosplay comedy battle"...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 15-21

Belle, SSSS.DYNAZENON anime; Colorless, Crazy Food Truck manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Belle BDPlease GKIDS US$26.98 May 17 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 12 BDCite Viz Media US$44.98 May 17 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Set 12 DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Viz Media US$39.99 May 17 Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot BDPlease Ani...
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My Boyfriend in Orange Manga Creator Draws Birthday Illustration of Live-Action Film Actor

Film starring Snow Man idol group member Hikaru Iwamoto opens in Japan on July 18 ― My Boyfriend in Orange (Moekare wa Orange-iro) manga creator Non Tamashima drew an original illustration to commemorate the birthdays of actor Hikaru Iwamoto and the character he plays in the live-action film adaptation, the firefighter Kyōsuke. Kyōsuke celebrates his birthday on May 15, while Iwamoto's is on May 17. ...
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Fire Force Celebrates Manga Ending With Foldable Newspaper Ad Spelling 'Hope'

34th volume shipped on Tuesday ― Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force manga shipped its 34th and final volume on Tuesday. To commemorate the occasion, the Yomiuri Shimbun published a full-page ad depicting the main characters surrounded with flames. The text asks "Hope or despair?" along with instructions on how to fold the page. When folded, the fire spells out the Japanese characters for "hope." The series ...
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The Spring 2022 Manga Guide

Today check out the Wind Breaker, a brawler manga looking to change up the formula! Plus: Yagi the Bookshop Goat, Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie, My Brain is Different, The Fable, and The Abandoned Reincarnation Sage! ― Banner art by catfish Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2022 Manga Guide! You may have seen one of our seasonal Anime Preview Guides, where a team of critics writes up...
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The Spring 2022 Manga Guide

We're updating daily with a new batch of manga just for you! Today check out the Wind Breaker, a brawler manga looking to change up the formula! Plus: Yagi the Bookshop Goat, Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie, My Brain is Different, The Fable, and The Abandoned Reincarnation Sage! ― Banner art by catfish Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2022 Manga Guide! You may have seen one of our sea...
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Hypnosis Mic: Before the Battle - Dawn of Divisions Manga Ends on June 17

Manga launched in January 2021 ― The June issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge revealed on Tuesday that Yūichirō Momose and Rui Karasuzuki's Hypnosis Mic: Before the Battle - Dawn of Divisions manga will end in the magazine's next issue on June 17. Momose and Karasuzuki launched the manga in Shonen Magazine Edge in January 2021. Kodansha published the manga's second compiled book volume on April ...
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Rintaro Koike, Masayuki Taguchi's Black Joke Manga Goes on Hiatus

Manga will end in next chapter ― This year's sixth issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion Retsu magazine revealed on Tuesday that Rintaro Koike and Masayuki Taguchi's Black Joke manga is going on an indefinite hiatus. The magazine will announce the manga's return at a later date. The magazine also revealed that the manga will end in its next chapter when it returns. The magazine's fifth issue last mo...
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Tsutomu Takahashi's Tenmasō no Sanshimai Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Film opens on October 28 ― Toei announced that it is producing a live-action film adaptation of Tsutomu Takahashi's Tenmasō no Sanshimai - Sky High (The Three Tenmasō Sisters - Sky High) manga. The film will open in Japan on October 28, and will star: Non as Tamae Yuko Oshima as Nozomi Mugi Kadowaki as Kanae Ryuhei Kitamura, the director for the previous Sky High live-action series and film, returns ...
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The Spring 2022 Manga Guide

We're updating daily with a new batch of manga just for you! Today check out the Given creator's latest, Links! Plus: Blackguard, Banished From The Hero's Party, Hen Kai Pan, A Galaxy Next Door, and High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku! ― Banner art by catfish Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2022 Manga Guide! You may have seen one of our seasonal Anime Preview Guides, where a team of critics wr...
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Bubble Anime Film's Manga Ends on May 23

Manga adaptation of WIT Studio original film launched on April 22 ― The seventh chapter of Erubo Hijihara's manga adaptation of Bubble, the new original anime film by WIT Studio, revealed on Monday that the manga will end with its next chapter on May 23. The manga's second volume will ship on June 3. Netflix describes the anime: The story is set in Tokyo, after bubbles that broke the laws of gravity ...
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Laid-Back Camp Film Reveals New Visual, Bonus Manga Volume 13.5 for Theatergoers

Bonus book to include 24-page manga by Afro ― The official website for the anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga revealed a main visual on Sunday for the upcoming Eiga Yurukyan△ (Laid-Back Camp Movie) anime film. The site also revealed that theatergoers will receive a bonus "volume 13.5" for the manga. The book will feature a new 24-page manga by Afro titled "Rin to Nadeshiko n...
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My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Spinoff Manga Ends in Next Chapter on May 28

Manga centering on unofficial heroes protecting their city district launched in 2016 ― The latest chapter of writer Hideyuki Furuhashi and artist Betten Court's My Hero Academia: Vigilantes (Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals) manga on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website and app revealed on Saturday that the manga will end in its next chapter on May 28. Viz Media confirmed it will release the fina...

Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible Manga Gets TV Anime

Kana Hanazawa, Kengo Kawanishi star in anime at studio PINE JAM ― Shueisha announced on Friday that Nene Yukimori's Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob o Yurusanai) manga is getting a television anime adaptation. Yukimori drew an image to commemorate the announcement. Kazuomi Koga (Rent-A-Girlfriend both seasons, Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color) is directing the anime at studio PINE J...

46th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards' Winners Announced

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Nina the Starry Bride, Police in a Pod win ― Japanese publisher Kodansha announced the winners on Wednesday for its 46th annual Manga Awards. Best Shōnen Manga That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Taiki Kawakami Magazine: Shonen Sirius (Kodansha) Summary: Mikami's middle age hasn't gone as he planned: He never found a girlfriend, he got stuck in a dead-end ...
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Aoashi Manga Creator Draws Illustrations For Keirin Ad

Ad depicts a former baseballer, soccer player, and skater choosing to embrace keirin as a new path in life. Aoashi manga creator Yūgo Kobayashi drew the original illustrations featured in Japan Keirin Autorace Foundation and Keirin Promoters' Organization TV commercial for keirin (a form of motor-paced cycle racing). The ad depicts a former baseballer, soccer player, and skater choosing to embrace ...
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My Brain is Different: Stories of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders GN

My Brain is Different: Stories of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders is a highly personal book that shines a light on how the neurodivergent navigate a world that isn't set-up for them. ― I was diagnosed with ADHD in my mid-20's. For my entire life, I struggled with things other people, including my twin sister, seemed to have no issue with. I had trouble turning in homework, even if I had alread...
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My Love Mix-Up! Romantic Comedy Manga Ends in June

Wataru Hinekure, Aruko launched manga in 2019 ― The June issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret (Betsuma) magazine revealed on Friday that writer Wataru Hinekure and artist Aruko's My Love Mix-Up! (Kieta Hatsukoi) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on June 13. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the series: Aoki has a crush on Hashimoto, the girl in the seat next to ...
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Chainsaw Man Ranks #1 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan April List

Manga takes all 20 spots on monthly list ― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga ranked at #1 on NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for April. Manga took all 20 spots again in this month's list: #1 — Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 10 #2 — Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen volume 15 #3 — Tatsuya Endo's Spy x Family volume 7 #4 — Tatsuya Endo's Spy x Family volume 1 #5 — Gege Akutami's...
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Irodori Sakura Licenses Loving Living VR: A Jobless G.I.R.L.'s [Guy IRL] BL Manga

Manga launches digitally in May ― Irodori Sakura, the English localization imprint of Japanese dōjinshi publisher Irodori Comics, announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Yoikono tt's indie manga Loving Living VR: A Jobless G.I.R.L.'s [Guy IRL] BL. Irodori Sakura describes the story: Jobless, bored, and struggling to find a place in life, Izumi turns to VR to live vicariously through a sexy female...
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Kindaichi Case Files Gaiden Spinoff Manga Ends Limited Revival Run

Manga's revival run launched on March 2 ― The official Twitter account for Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app revealed on Wednesday that Shinpei Funatsu has ended the new limited "revival" serialization spinoff manga Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Gaiden R: Hannin-tachi no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files Spinoff R: Criminal Case Files). Funatsu launched the manga's revival run on March 2. Funatsu debuted the ...
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Rozen Maiden Manga Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Lavish New Covers

First two collector's edition volumes will ship on May 18 ― Peach-Pit's Rozen Maiden manga is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new collector's edition in Japan, featuring new, lavish cover art. The first two volumes in the seven-volume collector's set will ship on May 18, and subsequent volumes will be released in monthly intervals. The new covers depict the dolls wearing special 20th-annivers...
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Exclusive: Blade Runner: Black Lotus Anime's Sequel Comic Book Mini-Series Reveals Preview Pages, June 15 Release

Nancy Collins, Emid Balam launch 4-issue mini-series ― Titan Comics revealed on Thursday that it will release the first issue of the comic book sequel to the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series on June 15. The company also unveiled preview pages: IMG IMG br_bl_1_strip-1.jpg IMG br_bl_1_strip-2-censored.jpg IMG br_bl_1_strip-3.jpg IMG br_bl_1_strip-4.jpg Pre-orders are available now. The comic was ...
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Kadokawa's Bookwalker Offers Manga on War & Peace for Free for Donation Drive in Japan

Free manga include The Unwomanly Face of War, Barefoot Gen ― The Japanese version of Kadokawa's BookWalker website has made nine works on the site available for free from Tuesday, May 10 to Monday, May 16 as part of an awareness campaign Kadokawa dubs as "Ima Koso Sensō ni Tsuite, Kangaeyō" (It's High Time We Thought About War). For the duration of the campaign, BookWalker will be accepting donations...
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Summit of the Gods Film's Japanese Dub Previewed in Teaser

Animated film based on Jiro Taniguchi's manga opens on July 8 in Japan ― Film distributor Longride unveiled a teaser trailer for the Japanese dub of the France-Luxembourg animated film based on Jiro Taniguchi's The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga. The film will open in Tokyo's Shinjuku Piccadilly and Human Trust Cinema Yurakucho, as well in other theaters throughout Japan, on July 8. T...
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MyAnimeList, Honeyfeed Announce 2nd Web Novel Contest

US$3,000 cash prizes for winners in School, Rom-Com, Cyberpunk categories ― Anime database website MyAnimeList and web novel platform Honeyfeed announced the details of their second web novel contest on Monday. In addition to US$3,000 cash prizes for the winners in each of the three genre categories, the winning entries will be sent to manga publisher Kodansha to review for possible publication and/o...
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Seven Seas Licenses Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Fafnir the Recluse, My Secret Affection, Polar Bear Café, More Manga

Also: Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon, Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Fafnir the Recluse, Backstabbed in a Backwater Dungeon: My Party Tried to Kill Me, But Thanks to an Infinite Gacha I Got LVL 9999 Friends and Am Out For Revenge, Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten, My Secret Affection, and Polar Bear Café: Collector's...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 8-14

The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent, Full Dive anime; Death Note Short Stories, Devil Ecstasy manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Four for Foreplay DVD (adult)Please Kitty Media US$29.99 May 10 Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! BD/DVDCite Crunchyroll/Funimation US$64.98 May 10 Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full D...
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SPY×FAMILY GN 7

Everyone gets a turn to take center stage in this book, and that makes up for a slightly stalled main plot. ― One of the joys of Tatsuya Endo's Spy x Family is its varied cast of characters, most specifically the members of the Forger family. With only Anya (and to a degree Bond) fully aware of everything that's going on behind the façade of a perfectly normal upper-middle class home, misunderstandin...
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Manga's Growth In Popularity Is Here To Stay, Industry Leaders Predict

The momentum behind the likes of Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man, and Demon Slayer continues to outpace domestic comics. ― It has been over two years since My Hero Academia landed a spot as the first manga to crack the top three in the New York Time's best-selling graphic books list. Since then, manga has continued holding its place among the top of the list – with My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, and ...

Tawawa on Monday Manga Goes on Hiatus Until June 20

Manga faced controversy in April ― The combined 22nd and 23rd issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine revealed on April 25 that Kiseki Himura's Tawawa on Monday (Getsuyōbi no Tawawa) is going on hiatus until the magazine's 29th issue on June 20. The manga series began in 2015 as weekly pin-ups posted on artist Kiseki Himura's Twitter account. The main character, Ai, is a high school girl with large...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Manga Listed With TV Anime

Sequel manga launched in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in January 2021 ― Amazon's listing for this year's 24th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine features a cover image that lists that Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse (Mokushiroku no Yon-kishi) sequel manga will get a television anime adaptation. The magazine will officially ship on Wednesday. Suzuki launched the...
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Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs Spinoff Manga Launches in June

Noko Ōmi draws manga spinoff about kindergarten ― The official website for Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine revealed on Sunday that the magazine will launch a spinoff manga based on author Yomu Mishima and illustrator Monda's Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu) light novel series in the next issue on June 9. Noko Ō...
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CLAMP Draws Live-Action xxxHOLiC Film's Original Character Akagumo

Film opened in Japan on April 29 xxxHOLic manga creator team CLAMP drew an illustration of the live-action film's original character Akagumo. CLAMP first unveiled the illustration in response to fan request in a Twitter Space on April 29, the film's opening date in Japan. Akagumo, who is played by Hayato Isomura, is a subordinate to antagonist Jorо̄gumo, a young woman who controls spirits. Director...
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Jank Runk Family Manga Ends 3rd Part, Reveals 4th Part (Updated)

Manga's 3rd part launched in April 2020 ― This year's 11th issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine revealed on Tuesday that Hiroshi Takahashi's Jank Runk Family manga will end its third part in the 12th issue on May 24. The magazine also revealed that there will be a fourth part. The manga began its third part in April 2020. Takahashi launched the manga in Young Champion magazine in September...
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Tesla Note Artist Kōta Sannomiya Draws Blue Lock Spinoff

The June issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine revealed on Monday that Kōta Sannomiya (Tesla Note) will draw the upcoming spinoff manga of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock soccer manga. The manga will launch in the magazine's July issue on June 9. The story will focus on Seishirō Nagi before he enters the titular Blue Lock facility.. Kodansha Comics is publishing the origina...
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New Book Compiles Around 1,400 Kinnikuman Techniques

Find out how the wrestling moves work—even the superhuman ones ― The "Gakken no Zukan" picture field guide is an indispensable educational book series in Japan. While most entries are dedicated to documenting natural life, an upcoming installment takes on the task of compiling information from the Kinnikuman series—specifically the techniques depicted in the original manga and its sequel Kinnikuman N...
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Interview: Unico: Awakening Writer Samuel Sattin

A collaborative effort between acclaimed writer Samuel Sattin discusses his and Eisner Award-winning artist team Gurihiru's revival of the Tezuka classic. ― The Unico: Awakening manga is a collaborative effort between the Eisner Award-winning artist team Gurihiru and acclaimed writer Samuel Sattin to reboot Osamu Tezuka's Unico for a new generation of readers. With the launch of Unico: Awakening's Ki...
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Ekiden Danshi Project Manga by Saikano's Shin Takahashi Launches on May 16

Takahashi originally announced manga in 2018 ― Update on May 9, 2022: This year's 23rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on May 9 that Shin Takahashi's Ekiden Danshi Project manga will launch in the magazine's 24th issue on May 16. The magazine's website has also posted a preview image for the manga. ANN's original article from December 2021 is below. The first 2022 iss...
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Goblin Slayer Manga Artist Launches hololive Virtual YouTuber Fantasy Manga

Goblin Slayer's Kōsuke Kurose launches manga on Saturday ― The official Twitter account for Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that virtual YouTuber agency hololive's hololive Alternative project is getting a serialized manga titled Holoearth Chronicles Side:E Yamato Kasо̄ Kaiitan (Holoearth Chronicles Side:E Yamato Phantasia) by Kōsuke Kurose (Goblin Slayer manga) on the Manga UP! ...
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Boichi, Riichirou Inagaki's Dr. Stone Manga Gets Stage Play in July

1st stage play for manga to run in Tokyo, Kobe ― This year's 23rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki's Dr. Stone manga is inspiring a stage play titled Dr. Stone The Stage: Science World that will run in Tokyo from July 9-18 and then in Kobe from July 21-24. Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock) and Inagaki (author of Eyeshield 21) launched the manga ...
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Kurikaramaru's The Abandoned Reincarnation Sage Manga Ends

Kodansha USA began releasing manga in English last month ― Kodansha's Magazine Pocket website and app published the final chapter on Sunday of Kurikaramaru's The Abandoned Reincarnation Sage (Suterareta Tensei Kenja: Mamono no Mori de Saikyō no Daima Teikoku wo Tsukuriageru) manga. Kodansha USA Publishing began releasing the manga in English digitally on April 5. The company describes the manga. Bela...
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Rei Taki's Last Gender Manga Ends

Kodansha USA Publishing to release manga in English starting in October ― Kodansha's Comic Days website published the final chapter of Rei Taki's Last Gender (Last Gender: Nanimono demo nai Watashi-tachi) manga on April 10. Kodansha USA Publishing announced in March that it had licensed the series. Penguin Random House is listing that the first volume will release in English on October 11 and the sec...
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Seven Seas Licenses World's Fastest Level Up! Light Novels, My Sister, The Cat, More Manga

Also: No Longer Human...In Another World, The Knight Blooms Behind Castle Walls, Gap Papa ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the World's Fastest Level Up! light novel series, as well as the My Sister, The Cat, No Longer Human...In Another World, The Knight Blooms Behind Castle Walls, and Gap Papa: Daddy at Work and at Home manga. Seven Seas will release the first volume of Nagat...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Add Super Smartphone Manga on May 8 (Updated)

Series follows high school student with phone that can search for anything on Earth ― Viz Media announced on Friday that it will add author Hiroki Tomisawa (Senka no Kanojo, Who I Am: Kore ga Jibun da! to iu Kagayaki) and artist Kentarō Hidano's Super Smartphone (Sugoi Smaho) manga in English on Sunday. Shueisha's Manga Plus service will also release the series in English. The manga will launch in th...
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Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, Spy×Family Rank on NYT May Bestseller List

Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga, Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga, and Tatsuya Endo's Spy×Family ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early May. The 10th volume of Chainsaw Man ranked at #2. The 15th volume of Jujutsu Kaisen ranked at #3. The seventh volume of Spy×Family ranked at #5, and its first volume ranked at #7. Jujutsu Kaisen Vo...
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Sorry For My Familiar Manga Ends on June 7

Manga debuted in January 2016 ― This year's June issue of Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine revealed on Saturday that Tekka Yaguraba's Sorry for My Familiar (Uchi no Tsukaima ga Sumimasen) will end in the magazine's next issue on June 7. Sorry for My Familiar began in good! Afternoon in January 2016. Kodansha published the manga's 10th compiled book volume on January 7. Seven Seas licensed the mang...

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