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Jirō Sugiura's My Wife Has No Emotion Manga Gets TV Anime

Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Konomi Inagaki voice Takuma, Mina in July anime ― Kadokawa and Wright Film announced on Friday that Jirō Sugiura's My Wife Has No Emotion (Boku no Tsuma wa Kanjō ga nai) manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere in July on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS Asahi. Sugiura drew the below image to celebrate the anime's announcement. Toshiyuki Toyonaga voices Takuma (lef...
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Mayu Murata's Honey Lemon Soda Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation

Hiroshi Nishikiori directs anime at J.C.STAFF ― Wright Film announced on Friday that Mayu Murata's Honey Lemon Soda manga will get a television anime adaptation, and revealed a teaser visual. Murata also drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement: Hiroshi Nishikiori (A Certain Magical Index, IDOLiSH7 the Movie LIVE 4bit BEYOND THE PERiOD) is directing the anime at J.C.STAFF. Akiko Waba (Blu...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 25-March 2

I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills, Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army anime; The Blue Wolves of Mibu, A Kingdom of Quartz manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 February 27 Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure SDB...
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Tokyopop Licenses A Smart and Courageous Child, Watch Dogs Tokyo, A Beast's Love Is Like the Moon, More Manga

Also: The Man Who Shattered My World, The Genius Puppeteer Loves the Holy Knight Fiercely ― Tokyopop revealed on Monday that it has licensed the following manga: Title: A Smart and Courageous Child (Kashikokute Yūki Aru Kodomo) Creator: Miki Yamamoto Release: June 18 Summary: Every young couple has high hopes for their unborn child, and Sara and Kouta Takano are no different. But only days away from ...
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Exclusive: Titan Manga to Release Working for God in a Godless World Manga in English

Aoi Akashiro, Sonshō Hangetsuban's manga's 8th compiled book volume launched in Japan on December 27 ― Titan Comics' Titan Manga imprint announced on Thursday that it will release Aoi Akashiro and Sonshō Hangetsuban's Working for God in a Godless World (Kaminaki Sekai no Kamisama Katsudō) manga in English on October 29. The first volume of the manga is now available on pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & N...
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Hiromasa Okujima's Baban Baban Ban Vampire Manga Gets Live-Action Film, TV Anime Adaptations in 2025

Manga about vampire protecting boy's virginity launched in 2021 ― The official X (formerly Twitter) account of Hiromasa Okujima's Baban Baban Ban Vampire manga announced on Thursday that the series will get a live-action film and television anime adaptation in 2025. The live-action film is a joint production between Shochiku and TV Asahi. The announcement coincides with Japan's Garlic Day celebration...
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Toworu Miyata's Living With Him Boys-Love Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series

Ryūga Satō, Shō Sakai star in series premiering on April 11 ― NBC Universal Entertainment Japan announced on Thursday that Toworu Miyata's Living With Him (Kare no Iru Seikatsu) boys-love manga is getting a live-action series adaptation. The live-action series will premiere on Tokyo MX on April 11, and will also stream online. The series will star Ryūga Satō as Kazuhito Tanaka and Shō Sakai as Ryota ...
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Keiji Nakazawa Inducted into Eisner Hall of Fame

Late Barefoot Gen manga creator was previously nominated in 2020, 2023 ― The 2024 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards will induct late manga creator Keiji Nakazawa into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame this year. The judges will also induct Ron Turner, the founder of Last Gasp Publishing which released Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen and other manga in English. Nakazawa was previously nominated but no...
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Seven Seas Licenses Alpha Wolfgirl x Omega Wolfboy, Killer Shark in Another World Manga, More

Also: She's the Strongest Bride, But I'm Stronger in Night Battles: A Harem Chronicle of Advancing Through Cunning Tactics, Ripping Someone Open Only Makes Them Bleed ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the following titles: Title: She's the Strongest Bride, But I'm Stronger in Night Battles: A Harem Chronicle of Advancing Through Cunning Tactics manga Creators: Singyougaku (art)...
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Sundome's Kazuto Okada Launches New Manga on March 12

Okada to launch ecchi comedy Surikomi! ― This year's sixth issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine revealed on Tuesday that Kazuto Okada will launch a new manga titled Surikomi! (pictured right in image below) in the magazine's seventh issue on March 12. The ecchi comedy manga centers on Kenta, who is instilled with sensual memories during the summer of his fifth year in elementary. Now a hig...
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Boichi, In-Wan Youn's SuperString: Isekai Kenbunroku Manga Ends

Series launched on April 19 ― Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday will publish the final chapter of Boichi and In-Wan Youn's SuperString: Isekai Kenbunroku (Super String: Marco Polo's Travel to the Multiverse) manga on March 6. The LINE manga app is also publishing the final chapter. Boichi and Youn (Defense Devil, Island, Shin Angyo Onshi) launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in April 2023. The...
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Coffee Moon Manga Ends in March

Supernatural series launched in 2020 ― The April issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Maoh magazine revealed Mochito Bota's Coffee Moon manga will end in the next issue on March 27. Yen Press publishes the series in English and describes the story: Pieta, a Normal Girl, leads a normal, uneventful life in a world of constant black rain. As the rain pours down, like it always does, she takes her usual route to...
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Fate/Apocrypha Manga Ends

Manga adaptation of light novels launched in 2016 ― The April issue of Kadokawa's Comp Ace magazine revealed on Monday that the Fate/Apocrypha manga adaptation by Akira Ishida and Yūichirō Higashide will end in the next issue. Ishida launched the manga adaptation in Comp Ace in June 2016. Kadokawa shipped the 15th compiled book volume on October 26. Higashide first published the Type-Moon series as ...
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Manga Plus Adds Set it and Forget it, The Days of Diamond, Catenaccio Manga

Set it and Forget it debuted on Thursday ― Shueisha's Manga Plus announced on Wednesday that it is publishing the Set it and Forget it, The Days of Diamond, and Catenaccio manga. The company has posted chapters up to the latest one for each series. Kakaru and Kiri Tono debuted the Set it and Forget it (Hottarakashi Meshi) with five-star rice meister Rie Shibuya on Shonen Jump+ on Thursday. Manga Plus...
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Dopeman's Yūhei Ogino, MITA Ends Kodoku no Immortal Manga

Series launched in December 2022 ― The 21st issue of Kadokawa's Young Dragon Age magazine published the final chapter of Yūhei Ogino and MITA's Kodoku no Immortal on Monday. The second and final compiled book volume is scheduled for April 8. The manga's "immoral x suspense" story is about a man who entered the world of compensated dating or dating for money. He gets caught up in women's desire and l...
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Gundam F90 FF Manga Ends on March 26

Manga launched in June 2019 ― The April issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Monday that Kiyoshi Imanoya, Nobuyoshi Ino, and Sejoon Kim's Mobile Suit Gundam F90 FF (Fastest Formula) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on March 26. The manga's 11th and final compiled book volume will also ship on the same date. The manga launched on Gundam Ace in June 2019. Nobuyoshi Ino is writ...
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Hiroaki Magari, Yukiarare Launch New Manga in March

Heroine wa ×× wo Kasegitai debuts in Magazine Pocket on March 2 ― The Twitter account for Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app announced on February 23 that Yukiarare and Hiroaki Magari will collaborate on a new manga Heroine wa ×× wo Kasegitai (Heroines want to earn xx) that will debut on the service on March 2. Magari ran a successful Kickstarter project to animate Shunji Enomoto's Enomoto: New Elements ...
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Futari H Creator Aki Katsu Launches New Manga About Memories

Wasurena Tsuma no Kimi to premieres on March 27 ― The April issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Tuesday that Aki Katsu will debut a new manga Wasurena Tsuma no Kimi to (With You, My Forgetful Wife) in the May issue on March 27. The announcement teases a story about the aftermath of loved ones when someone loses all of their precious memories. Katsu (Psychic Academy, T...
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ACCA's Natsume Ono Ends Badon Manga

Manga ends on March 25 ― This year's March issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine revealed on Saturday that Natsume Ono's BADON manga will end in the magazine's next issue on March 25. Ono launched the manga in Monthly Big Gangan in January 2019. Square Enix published the manga's eighth compiled book volume on October 25. The story follows four ex-convicts who met in prison. Upon release,...
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Cocoon's Machiko Kyō Launches New Manga

Orizuru manga debuts on March 26 ― This year's April issue of Akita Shoten's Elegance Eve magazine revealed on Monday that Machiko Kyō (Cocoon) is launching a new manga titled Orizuru in the magazine's next issue on March 26. Kyō released the Cocoon manga in 2010, 65 years after the end of World War II. The manga is inspiring an anime (pictured right) that will air on NHK in summer 2025. Hitomi Taten...
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God Bless the Mistaken Volume 1 Manga Review

Bloom Into You's Nio Nakatani is no one-trick pony as she takes on a gentle slice of magic realism life tale in God Bless the Mistaken. ― Sometimes, a creator works on a series that is so good that it risks shadowing all of their other works. For Nio Nakatani, that series is Bloom into You, and fans of that one might find themselves a little dismayed that God Bless the Mistaken isn't a similar gentle...
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Tsukasa Fushimi, Hiro Kanzaki's Watashi no Hatsukoi wa Hazukashisugite Dare ni mo Ienai Novel Gets Manga Adaptation

Jako draws manga debuting on March 8 ― This year's fifth issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Thursday that Jako will launch a manga adaptation of writer Tsukasa Fushimi and illustrator Hiro Kanzaki's Watashi no Hatsukoi wa Hazukashisugite Dare ni mo Ienai (My First Love is So Embarrassing, I Can't Tell Anyone) light novel. The manga will launch in the sixth issue on March 8. The ...
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Kadokawa Launches Vertical-Scrolling Webcomic Adaptation of Elden Ring Game on March 29

Artist Hand Punch will draw webcomic available on Tatesc Comics website ― Kadokawa announced on Thursday that it will release a vertical-scrolling webcomic adaptation of FromSoftware's Elden Ring game titled Elden Ring Become Lord on March 29. Artist Hand Punch will draw the webcomic, which will be available on the Tatesc Comics website as well in several ebook stores in Japan. Kadokawa told ANN a re...
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Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent Mobile RPG's Manga Adaptation Ends

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent ~The story of Bargello family~ prequel manga launched on January 30 ― Square Enix's Manga UP! app and website published the fifth and final chapter of manga artist ot's Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent ~The story of Bargello family~, the manga adaptation of Square Enix's Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent mobile RPG, on Wednesday. ...
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New Shinkalion Change the World Anime Gets Manga Adaptation in April

Saikyō Jump to launch Shinkalion Dive the World manga on April 4 ― The official Twitter account of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine announced on Thursday that the manga adaptation of Shinkalion Change the World — the new television anime of Takara Tomy's Shinkalion toy line — titled Shinkalion Dive the World, will launch in the magazine's May issue on April 4. Mashino Sawazaki is credited for the orig...
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Taku Kawamura's False Child Manga Ends on March 22

Human drama manga launched in November 2022 ― The March issue of Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine revealed on Thursday that Taku Kawamura's False Child (Uso no Kodomo) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on March 22. Square Enix's Manga UP! Global, Kadokawa's BookWalker Global Store, and Comikey publish the manga digitally in English. Manga UP! Global describes the story: Imagine i...
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Smoking Behind the Supermarket with You Volume 1 Manga Review

The award-winning manga hinges on the humorous rapport between an overworked salaryman and the biker-chic woman who smokes behind the supermarket. ― Let me start by admitting that I think cigarette smoking (in fact, any kind of nicotine inhalation, whether cigar smoking, e-cig vaping, or snuff… uh… snuffing?) is gross. It's not just the myriad of horrific health complications, nor the hideous stench ...
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Square Enix Manga & Books Announces New Releases for November, December

Always a Catch!, Dragon and Chameleon manga to release in November, My Happy Marriage Art Book to release in December ― Square Enix Manga & Books announced at the ComicsPRO event on Saturday three new releases slated for November and December. Title: Always a Catch! How I Punched My Way into Marrying a Prince (Nigashita Sakana wa Ōkikatta ga Tsuriageta Sakana ga Ōkisugita Ken) Story: Mayo Momoyo Art:...
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Takako Shimura, Michi Ichiho Launch New Manga

Series debuts on April 25 ― The 69th issue of Shodensha's OnBLUE boys-love magazine revealed on Saturday Takako Shimura and Michi Ichiho will be launching a new series together in the 70th issue of the magazine on April 25. Ichiho launched the Yes, No, or Maybe? (Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka) boys-love light novel series with illustrations by Lala Takemiya in November 2014, and Shinshokan published the nov...
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Afternoon Magazine Editors, Skip and Loafer Creator Donate 10 Million Yen After January 1 Quake

The author of Skip and Loafer, Misaki Takamatsu, with the Afternoon editorial team and the Skip and Loafer anime team send their support to the relief efforts of the New Year's quake in their own unique ways. ― On New Year's Day the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture was devastated by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. While it's been nearly two months since the quake, people all over Japan are still se...
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holoX MEETing! Volume 1 Manga Review

This is probably a must-buy for holoX fans. However, I think it also functions perfectly well on its own. ― VTubers have exploded as a form of online entertainment in the past couple of years and it makes sense why. On a corporate and professional level, they have tapped into the appeal of mainstream idol cultures. This has given birth to various forms of media, from music to animations and even mang...

Etorouji Shiono Übel Blatt Dark Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime

Shiono's Übel Blatt II: The Knights of the Deceased King sequel manga launches ― Pony Canyon announced on Saturday that Etorouji Shiono's Übel Blatt dark fantasy manga is getting a television anime adaptation. Pony Canyon describes the story: Rumors stir throughout the land: when the wielder of the black sword draws his dark blade, all who stand in its path are torn asunder...! Köinzell, the mysterio...
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Yen Press Licenses Rejected by the Hero's Party, a Princess Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, Riviere and the Land of Prayer, More Manga, Novels

Also: Sword Art Online Alternative Clover's Regret, Hell Is Dark with No Flowers light novels ― Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed seven manga and three light novel series for release in August 2024. Title: The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess Short Story Collection manga Creator: Akiharu Touka Summary: In a world of her own creation, the lives of Konoha's many characters a...
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Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles Manga Ends Publication With Takeshobo, Will Continue

Author will reveal details about where, when manga will resume early next month ― Manga creator Naru Narumi announced on Twitter on Friday that her Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles (Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san) manga has ended publication with publisher Takeshobo as of the 83rd chapter that released on Friday on Takeshobo's Storia Dash website. The author stated she plans to resume the manga with a new ...
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Manga Up! Global Adds My Return to the Imperial Harem: The Tale of Snow White Sow, Gugure! Kokkuri-san Manga

Service also adds Aizawa-san Multiplies manga ― Square Enix's Manga Up! Global added Satsuki Nakamura, DOJA, Deshika Ichise, and Teruko Arai's My Return to the Imperial Harem: The Tale of Snow White Sow (Kōkyū mo Nidomenara: Shirobuta-hi Sairaiden) manga in English on Wednesday. It added Midori Endō's Gugure! Kokkuri-san manga in English on Friday. Additionally, Manga UP! Global added Seiichi Shiki's...
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Monthly Action's Final Issue Reveals Fates of Remaining Manga

Most manga move to Web Action, some headliners move to Manga Action sister magazine ― The final issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed the fates of the manga currently serializing in the magazine on Saturday. Coolkyoushinja's Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Yoshikazu Hamada's Tsugumomo, Yu Satomi's Sword of the Demon Hunter: Kijin Gentosho, emu.'s Wazato Miseteru? Kamoi-san., and Kiyomas...
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Kenji Saito, Hiro Hata's Misumi-san wa Misukasenai Manga Ends

Supernatural romance series launched in April 2021 ― The April issue of Akita Publishing's Monthly Champion Red magazine published the final chapter of Kenji Saito and Hiro Hata's Misumi-san wa Misukasenai (Misumi's Missed Insight) manga on Monday. The magazine also announced the fourth and final volume will ship on April 18. The series follows a high school student with psychic abilities and the be...
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From the Red Fog Manga's Mosae Nohara Launches New Manga

Nohara's Abel to Makai no Ō fantasy-adventure manga to launch on March 18 ― The March issue of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine revealed on Saturday that Mosae Nohara will launch a new manga titled Abel to Makai no Ō (Abel and the Demon World King) in the magazine's next issue on March 18. Nohara also announced the new manga on their Twitter account. 😈お知らせ😈本日発売のGファンタジー3月号にて、新作の告知を掲載させてもらっています...
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BookWalker Global to Release 'To Sir, Without Love: I'm Divorcing You' Manga in English

Iroto Tsumugi, Kori Hisakawa's manga launches on BookWalker for 3-month exclusivity period ― Bookwalker Global announced on Friday that it is releasing artist Iroto Tsumugi and original creator Kori Hisakawa's To Sir, Without Love: I'm Divorcing You (Haikei Mishiranu Danna-sama, Rikonshite Itadakimasu) manga digitally in English for a three-month exclusivity period before it launches on other platfor...

Kodansha to Publish 1st Official English Release of Ashita no Joe Manga

Ashita no Joe: Fighting for Tomorrow to get 8 oversized hardcover volumes, starting in December ― Media news website ICv2 reported on Thursday that Kodansha will publish Ikki Kajiwara (pen name Asao Takamori) and Tetsuya Chiba's Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow's Joe) boxing manga in English with the name Ashita no Joe: Fighting for Tomorrow. The company will release the manga physically in eight oversized ha...
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Taking Care of God Manga Review

Like the best science fiction, Taking Care of God posits an absurd situation to illuminate our present or near future: how will we care for our aging population? ― Fans of Chinese sci-fi may recognize the name Cixin Liu, the Hugo award-winning author of the short story that inspired this manga. The 2019 theatrical adaptation of his novel The Wandering Earth broke records as the highest-domestic-gross...
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This Week in Anime - A Look Back at Tatsuki Fujimoto Of The Prophecy

Director Kiyotaka Oshiyama will adapt Tatsuki Fujimoto's Look Back manga into an anime film this year, so there's no better time for review the inimitable creators' other one-shots. ― Director Kiyotaka Oshiyama will adapt Tatsuki Fujimoto's Look Back manga into an anime film this year, so there's no better time for TWIA to look back at the inimitable creators' other one-shots. Disclaimer: The views ...
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All You Want, Whenever You Want Manga Review

If you want your BL to be equal parts graphic raunchiness and sweet romance, All You Want, Whenever You Want is the perfect recipe. ― If there's one thing I very much appreciate about Tokyopop's current incarnation (apart from the fact that they've been doing quite well with their BL licensing choices), it's how they list content warnings on their product pages. Rather than simply noting that a book ...

RuriDragon Manga Confirms Short Print Return Before Going Semi-Monthly Digitally

Weekly Shonen Jump start 5 chapters on March 4 before digital move on April 22 ― The official Twitter account of Masaoki Shindō's RuriDragon manga announced on Wednesday the changes in the manga's serialization with its upcoming return. Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will publish five chapters of the manga from this year's 14th issue on March 4 until the 18th issue on April 1. The manga will ...
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Whoever Steals This Book Volume 1 Manga Review

A manga about fiction coming to life, Whoever Steals This Book's art for each new fictional world is distinct and captivating. ― Fiction about fiction is a weird, woolly, postmodern fantasy genre I tend to enjoy. The best examples from the Western comic oeuvre I can think of would either be Neil Gaiman's The Sandman or Mike Carey's The Unwritten. Both play with the structures and tropes of fantasy st...
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Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki's Conjecture Duo Launch New Manga Adaptation

Akogare no Sakka wa Ningen ja Arimasen Deshita manga launches on March 15 ― The March issue of Kadokawa's Comic Gene magazine revealed on February 15 the creative duo behind the Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki's Conjecture manga will launch a manga adaptation of the Akogare no Sakka wa Ningen ja Arimasen Deshita (The Author I Admired was not Human) light novel series (novel pictured at right) in...
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Voice Actor Nobuhiko Okamoto Drafts 'Boku no Kamikakushi' Death-Game BL 1-Shot Manga

Takuya Eguchi, Kazuki Ura brought Okamoto's manga characters to life at a reading event on February 10 ― Nobuhiko Okamoto: a talented Japanese voice actor, 3rd Class in Shogi Certification, and now, a BL manga creator! On February 10, Okamoto's "Boku no Kamikakushi" (My Spirited Away) one-shot death game BL manga launched on Hakusensha's Manga Park website and app. Mai Tomai drew the manga and Produc...
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Touken Ranbu Warriors Game Gets Manga Adaptation

Series launches on March 15 ― The March issue of Kadokawa's Comic Gene magazine revealed on February 15 that the Touken Ranbu Musou (Touken Ranbu Warriors) game will be getting a manga adaptation in the April issue of the magazine on March 15. Nashinoki will draw the manga and DMM Games/Nitro Plus are credited with the original story. The artist shared a celebratory image on Twitter. The author also ...

Rui Takatō's Booty Royale: Never Go Down Without a Fight! Manga Resumes Serialization on March 15

Manga went on hiatus after Takatō announced retirement from drawing manga in 2022 ― The 43rd issue of Nihonbungeisha's Manga Goraku Special digital magazine announced on Thursday that manga creator Rui Takatō's Booty Royale: Never Go Down Without a Fight! (Hagure Idol Jigokuhen) manga will resume serialization in the magazine's next issue on March 15. Takatō also announced the manga's return on his T...
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EXCLUSIVE: Titan Manga to Release Ameko Kaeruda, Yorifuji's The Elegant Courtly Life of the Tea Witch Manga in November

Manga launches digitally, in bookstores, comic shops on November 19; available now for pre-order ― Titan Manga announced on Thursday that it will release the first compiled book volume of Ameko Kaeruda and Yorifuji's The Elegant Courtly Life of the Tea Witch (Kōcha no Majo no Yūganaru Kyūtei Seikatsu) manga digitally, and at bookstores and comic shops on November 19. The manga is available now for pr...
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Chainsaw Man Ranks #1 on U.S. Monthly Bookscan January List

16 manga including Jujutsu Kaisen, Kaiju No. 8, Berserk, My Hero Academia, One-Punch Man, Komi Can't Communicate, One Piece, Dandadan make list ― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga ranked at #1 on Circana BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for January. This month's list featured 16 manga volumes, including: #1 — Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man volume 13 #3 — Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen ...
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Chainsaw Man, Kaiju No. 8, More Manga Rank on NYT February Bestseller List

― Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man, Naoya Matsumoto's Kaiju No. 8, Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen, and Kentarou Miura's Berserk Deluxe manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early February. Chainsaw Man volume 13 ranked at #9, Kaiju No. 8 volume 9 at #12, Jujutsu Kaisen volume 21 at #13, and Berserk Deluxe volume 1 at #14. The eighth volume of C...
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Boruto's Ukyō Kodachi Launches Chinese Cooking Manga on March 19

Manga's story begins with fateful encounter between Chinese cuisine chef, celebrity food consultant ― The April issue of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine revealed on Monday that Ukyō Kodachi will launch a new manga titled Ato 365 Hi no Dinner (Dinner for the Next 365 Days) in the magazine's next issue on March 19. Kodachi is credited with the original work, while Tsunaki Suda is credited for stor...
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Oshi no Ko, Ikoku Nikki Nominated for Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes

Blood on the Tracks, Tokyo These Days, PLINIVS, more also nominated ― The Asahi Shimbun paper announced the nine nominees for the 28th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize on Monday. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix, Black Jack) by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition. Ikoku Nik...
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Fūto Tantei Manga Takes Break Before New Arc Starts in April

Sequel project manga for Kamen Rider W launched in 2017 ― This year's 12th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that the Fūto Tantei manga will enter a short break before beginning the next arc in April. The magazine published the final chapter of the "Quest" arc in the same issue. The series recently entered its "last stage" on January 15. The manga is a sequel...
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Digimon Dreamers Manga Ends on March 4

Volume 2 ships in spring 2024 ― The Digimon Partners YouTube channel revealed in the description of the "Digimon Manga-kai DP Fan Meeting" video on Friday that Tenya Yabuno's Digimon Dreamers manga will end on March 4. Bandai publishes the comic in English and describes the story: One day, Ritsu Kodo, a young gamer, is suddenly whisked away into the digital world of the game he plays! There he meets...
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Gazing at the Star Next Door Volume 1 Manga Review

Gazing at the Star Next Door takes on a coziness and warmth that many other series lack. If you like sweet shoujo goodness, this is a series to pick up. ― With this second series released in English, Ammitsu has officially become one of my favorite creators. In Gazing at the Star Next Door, she takes the childhood friend trope, combines it with the celebrity romance, and somehow manages to come out w...
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The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess Manga Gets TV Anime

Romantic comedy centers on girl reincarnated into story she wrote in middle school ― Hakusensha announced on Saturday that Akiharu Tōka's The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess (Tensei Akujo no Kuro Rekishi) manga is getting a television anime adaptation. Tōka thanked readers and fans and expressed her gratitude to the anime staff in the above comment, adding they are looking forward to the ...
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SuBLime Reveals 5 New Boys-Love Licenses

Imprint also reveals 2024 release calendar, April 2025 release for final volume of Crimson Spell ― Viz Media's SuBLime boys-love imprint announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the following manga: Title: Takara's Treasure (Takara no Vidro) Author(s): Minta Suzumaru Release Date: September 2024 (print and digital, one volume) Summary: A wholesome college-aged romance between the star of the campu...
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Star Fruit Books Licenses Taro Kanafuro's Suburban Hell Manga; Stephan Lapin, Naoto Tsushima's "Handyman Quincy" 1-Shot

Taro Kanafuro's Suburban Hell gory horror manga will release this summer ― North American publisher Star Fruit Books announced on Friday that it has acquired the worldwide English rights to Taro Kanafuro's Suburban Hell manga. The company will release the one-volume manga this summer. The manga is a collection of seven short stories "focused on human decay and corruption in everyday suburban settings...
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Last Gasp Licenses Keiichi Koike's Ultra Heaven Manga Collection

Company to publish sci-fi manga in 3 volumes ― ICv2 reported on Monday that Last Gasp Publishing has licensed Keiichi Koike's Ultra Heaven manga. The company will publish the manga in three volumes. It is currently translating the manga but has not yet announced its final format, pricing, or release date. According to ICv2 Ultra Heaven is a "science fiction saga," and "is strongly influenced by Koike...
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Trillion Game Manga Gets Live-Action Film in 2025

Cast, staff return from live-action series last year ― The official Instagram account for the live-action series of Riichirou Inagaki and Ryoichi Ikegami's Trillion Game manga announced on Saturday that the manga will get a live-action film that will open in 2025. The film will feature a returning cast, including Ren Meguro from idol group Snow Man as protagonist Haru Tennōji, and Hayato Sano as Mana...
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Ema Toyama's Yōgisha A no Hanayome Manga Ends on February 28

Toyama launched manga in 2021 ― This year's second issue of Shogakukan's Betsucomi Flower digital magazine revealed on Wednesday that Ema Toyama's Yōgisha A no Hanayome (The Bride of Suspect A) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on February 28. The "erotic love suspense" manga centers on Hana, who returns to her family after her husband dies. She lives every day in an oppressive atmosphere, ...
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Shintarō Mugiwara's Tsuri Spirits Manga Ends

Manga based on Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits game launched in 2022 ― The March issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine published the final chapter of Shintarō Mugiwara's Tsuri Spirits (Fishing Spirits), the manga adaptation of Bandai Namco Entertainment's Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits game, on Thursday. Mugiwara published a special two-part manga for the game in the magazine in October an...
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Shonen Jump+ Launches New Manga Award

New award will judge submitted works purely on their strong points ― The editorial staff of Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ manga website announced on Thursday that it is launching a new manga award named "Kimi no Tsuyomi dake Shinsa! Itten Hyōka Mangashō" (Judging You Purely on Your Strength! A Manga Award Evaluating Just One Thing). The award claims that judges will evaluate manga only on their strong poin...
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Kagaku Manga Survival Study Manga Series Gets TV Anime

Study book series previously inspired 2 anime films ― Asahi Shimbun revealed on Friday that the Kagaku Manga Survival (Science Manga Survival) study manga series is getting a television anime adaptation. The all-color manga and study book series launched in 2008. Asahi Shimbun has published 85 volumes for the series as of January 19. The series originated in South Korea by Gomdori Co. and illustrator...
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Seven Seas Licenses Handsome Girl and Sheltered Girl, Otonari Complex Manga, Too Many Losing Heroines! Manga/Light Novels

Also: After School Etude, Loved by Two Fiancés manga ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the following titles: Title: Too Many Losing Heroines! manga and light novels Creators: Takibi Amamori, Imigimuru, Itachi Release: August Summary: Plain, boring, and friendless Nukumizu Kazuhiko has witnessed something completely baffling: popular girl Yanami Anna was friend-zoned by her chil...
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In the Name of the Mermaid Princess Volume 1 Manga Review

Yoshino Fumikawa and Miya Tashiro's manga tackles ableism and racism via a fantasy lens. ― In the kingdom of Blognig, it doesn't do to be anything but human. People born with animal features are not tolerated, even though they're a perfectly natural occurrence. Even if neither parent has them, and according to both law and custom, such "unhumans" are transported to other, more tolerant countries. Pos...
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Fe's Love of Kill Epilogue Spinoff Manga Ends

Epilogue spinoff launched in May 2023 ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine revealed on Thursday that the magazine's March issue published the final chapter of the epilogue side story of Fe's Love of Kill (Koroshi Ai) manga on Thursday. The manga's 14th and final compiled book volume will contain the side story chapters, and will ship on February 27. The spinoff ma...
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What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? Volumes 1-3 Manhwa Review

A kidnapping incident, a possible romantic triangle, and family business politics make What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? a page-turner. ― Although there are plenty of differences between manga and manhwa, a modern trend seems true for both: originating as a novel. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? began its life that way in 2013. GyeongYun Jeong's book has been adapted into a live-action television ser...
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Kimi ni Todoke's Karuho Shiina Launches 1st New Manga in 18 Years

Toppū to Beat manga centers on mysterious Hokkaido girl on journey to find herself ― Shueisha announced on Tuesday that manga creator Karuho Shiina will launch a brand-new manga titled Toppū to Beat (Blast of Wind and Beat) in the April issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine on March 13. The manga will be Shiina's first new series in 18 years since she launched her Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to...
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Maki Enjōji Launches New Manga on March 8

Zenbu Hatsukoi no Sei da manga centers on 30-something woman in relationship with college student ― The March issue of Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine revealed last Thursday that Maki Enjōji will launch a new manga titled Zenbu Hatsukoi no Sei da (It's All Because of My First Love) in the magazine's next issue on March 8. The manga will have a color opening page and will feature on the issue's cove...
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Shigekatsu Ihara Launches New Duel Masters Manga on February 28

Ihara to launch Story of Duel Masters Code Bestie worldview manga ― Manga author Shigekatsu Ihara revealed on their X/Twitter account that they will launch a new manga titled Story of Duel Masters Code Bestie — a worldview manga of Shigenobu Matsumoto's Duel Masters manga — on Shogakukan's Weekly CoroCoro Comic website on February 28. つー訳で今月末から週刊コロコロでストーリー オブ デュエルマスターズ コード・ベスティ始まるよ!よろしくね~! pic.twitte...
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Junji Ito's Tomie Gets New One-Shot Manga

Tomie: Control launches in Nemuki+ on April 12 ― This year's March issue of Asahi Shimbun's Nemuki+ magazine announced on Tuesday that it will publish a new one-shot from Junji Ito's Tomie manga series titled "Tomie: Control" in the magazine's next issue on April 12. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the manga's story: Tomie the complete classic horror series is now a...

Kawada's Martial Master Asumi Manga Ends

Manga's final volume to contain extra content ― This year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter on Tuesday of Kawada's Martial Master Asumi (Asumi Kakeru) manga. The manga's third volume will ship on March 4, and the fourth and final volume with extra content will ship on May 2. Kawada launched the manga in June 2023. Viz Media is publishing the manga digi...
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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess Author Piero Karasu Launches New Light Novel

Seijо̄-sensei no Mahо̄ wa Sunderu! listed for February 20 release ― Fantasia Bunko's website is listing the first volume of a new light novel by The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess author Piero Karasu titled Seijо̄-sensei no Mahо̄ wa Sunderu! (The Saint Teacher's Witchcraft is Progressive!) for release on February 20. The novel follows a powerful saint Tia as she becomes a teacher to ...
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Viz Media, Manga Plus Launch Super Psychic Policeman Chojo Manga in English

Supernatural series' simulreleases started on Sunday ― Viz Media and Shueisha's Manga Plus are publishing Shun Numa's Super Psychic Policeman Chojo manga in English, with simultaneous releases as the Japanese chapters. Both companies released the first chapter with the same translation on Sunday. The next chapter will be published on February 18. Manga Plus describes the series: The creator of Samon ...
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Momoko Kōda's My Special One Manga Resumes in Summer

Manga went on hiatus in October 2022 due to author's poor health ― The March issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed on Tuesday that Momoko Kōda's My Special One (Kimi ga Tokubetsu) manga will resume serialization this summer. The manga went on hiatus in October 2022 due to Kōda's poor health. Viz Media published the manga's fifth volume in English on February 6, and will release the ...
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Manga Author Kia Asamiya to Undergo Surgery After Eye Cataract Diagnosis

Asamiya's new manga Captain Symphonica delayed from January ― Manga author Kia Asamiya announced on his Twitter account on Friday that he will undergo surgery after he was diagnosed with eye cataract. According to Asamiya, he has been seeing double images, which slightly affected his work speed. This week is his first appointment at the hospital where he will have his surgery. Asamiya apologized to h...
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The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Manga Ends

Manga launched in June 2020, final volume shipped last Thursday ― Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga app published the 132nd and final chapter of Norihito Sasaki's manga adaptation of Nana Mikoshiba's The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Hyо̄ken no Majutsushi ga Sekai wo Suberu - Sekai Saikyо̄ no Majutsushi de Aru Shо̄nen wa, Majutsu Gakuin ni Nyūgaku Suru) light novel series on January 31. The ...
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I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince Story Gets Spinoff Manga Set in Modern Japan

Keiri Amamiya launches Gendai Teni no Daini Ōji manga on February 17 ― The official Twitter account for Kodansha's Magazine Pocket manga app announced last Friday that Keiri Amamiya will launch a spinoff manga of Kenkyo na Circle's I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Tensei Shitara Dainana Ōji Datta no de, Kimamani Majutsu o Kiwamemasu) light nove...
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Manga Up! Global Releases 'The Newbie Princess Doesn't Want a Game Over! Survive Through the Power of Simping' Manga in English

Author Shūmai Kogeta, artist Omiomi's manga launched in January 2023 ― Square Enix's Manga Up Global released author Shūmai Kogeta and artist Omiomi's The Newbie Princess Doesn't Want a Game Over! Survive Through the Power of Simping (Zako Hime-sama wa Ikinobitai! Shokei no Kiki wa, Hime Play de Norikirimasu) manga on Tuesday. Kogeta and Omiomi launched the the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online we...
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Blue Spring Ride Creator Io Sakisaka Launches New Series

New series debuts in Bessatsu Margaret in summer ― The March issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine revealed on Tuesday that Blue Spring RIde creator Io Sakisaka will launch a new series in the magazine in summer. Sakisaka's 13-volume Blue Spring Ride manga (pictured right) inspired a television anime series, an original anime DVD, and a live-action film in 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the tele...

NEET Kunoichi to Nazeka Dōsei Hajimemashita Manga Gets TV Anime

Hinaki Yano, Shōya Ishige star in romantic comedy series ― Anime studio Quad announced on Saturday that storyboarder Yakitomato and artist Kotatsu's NEET Kunoichi to Nazeka Dōsei Hajimemashita (For Some Reason I Started Living with a NEET Kunoichi) manga is getting a television anime. Hisashi Saito (Bamboo Blade, Haganai, Heaven's Lost Property) is directing the anime at Quad. Takashi Aoshima (Uzaki-...
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Trigun Manga's Deluxe Hardcover Edition Delayed to Fall 2024

Trigun Deluxe Edition was previously slated for last December ― Dark Horse Comics announced on Friday that it is delaying the release of its hardcover Deluxe Edition of Yasuhiro Nightow's Trigun manga, as well as its hardcover Deluxe Edition of the followup Trigun Maximum manga, to fall 2024. Both volumes are available for pre-order. Trigun Deluxe Edition was previously slated for launch in bookstore...
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My Hero Academia Manga Takes 1-Week Break Due to Author's Health

― The official Twitter account for Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga revealed on Saturday that the manga will not have a new chapter in this year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine as originally planned on Tuesday due to the author's "sudden illness." The manga is planned to return in the 12th issue of the manga on February 19. Horikoshi launched the manga series in Weekly...
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Gachiakuta Manga Volume 1 Review

Gachiakuta looks like a promising entry to satisfy readers with Mad Max-esque itch. ― From the outset, Gachiakuta's heavily graffiti-inspired art is striking – with deceptively simple and immediately cool-looking character designs depicted with clean, thick line-work contrasting with a grimy, lived-in world. The opening chapter, in particular, plays with perspective and warped proportions to instantl...
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Takashi Sano's Kimi ga Kemono ni Naru Mae ni Manga Gets Live-Action Series in April

Hiromitsu Katayama stars in show ― TV Tokyo announced on Friday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Takashi Sano's Kimi ga Kemono ni Naru Mae ni (Before You Turn Into a Beast) manga that will premiere on April 5. Hiromitsu Kitayama (seen below) plays protagonist Hajime Kanzaki. The manga's story centers on Hajime Kanzaki, a 31-year-old proprietor of a funeral parlor. One night, he...
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Seven Seas Licenses Witch and Mercenary Light Novel, Hatsune Miku: Cantarella Manga

Yuri Sonoda's Cat Companions Maruru and Hachi manga also licensed ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Witch and Mercenary light novel, Cat Companions Maruru and Hachi manga, and Hatsune Miku: Cantarella ~Poison of Blue~ manga. Seven Seas will release the first volume of Chohokiteki Kaeru and Kanase Benchi's Witch and Mercenary (Majo to Yōhei) light novels in pri...
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All About My Two Dads Manga Review

Together, the two men struggle with the highs and lows of raising a child in a story that, despite its title, is much more about being human than anything else. ― Ask any parent, and they'll tell you – raising a child isn't easy. It doesn't matter what your gender or sexual orientation is or if it's your first or fifth baby; every child is their own person. Roji's All About My Two Dads takes this tru...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 4-10

Handyman Saitou in Another World, Revenger anime; The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten, Gazing at the Star Next Door manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Handyman Saitou in Another World BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 February 6 Revenger BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 February 6 Tears to Tiara BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$79.98 February 6 Print Manga Releases ...
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Sukeban Deka Pretend Manga Ends on March 6

Spinoff manga of Shinji Wada's Sukeban Deka launched in 2021 ― The March issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine announced on Tuesday that Shingi Hosokawa and Sai Ihara's Sukeban Deka Pretend manga will end in the magazine's next issue on March 6. The manga spinoff of Shinji Wada's Sukeban Deka manga launched in Monthly Princess in August 2021. Wada is credited for the original work, Ihara ...
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Manga UP! Global Adds Yuusuke Kozaki's Donyatsu Manga

Manga launched in December 2011, inspired anime adaptation of 12 short episodes in 2013 ― Square Enix's Manga Up Global added Yuusuke Kozaki's Donyatsu manga on Thursday. Kozaki launched the manga in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in December 2011. Manga Up describes its story: Summer, 20XX. A chocolate doughnut-shaped creature that resembles a cat, Donyatsu, walks amongst the rubble of a fallen...
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Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange Manga's 1st Part Ends; Goes on Hiatus Before 2nd Part

Masahito Soda, Kuro Tomiyama launched manga in October 2020 ― The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine published the final chapter of the first part of Masahito Soda and Kuro Tomiyama's Megumi no Daigo: Kyūkoku no Orange (Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange) manga on Tuesday. The magazine also announced that the manga will go on hiatus before the start of the second part, but did not an...
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Mohiro Kitoh Draws Final Chapter of no-boulder Manga (Updated)

Bouldering manga launched in 2021 ― Manga artist Mohiro Kitoh (Bokurano) revealed that he has started drawing the final episode of his no-boulder manga, and teased a photo of his drawing on Sunday. Kitoh did not reveal details of when the manga's final chapter will be published. 「のボルダ」最終話の作画開始。病気をしてなければこの作品を描いてなかっただろうなと思うとなかなかに感慨深いですね。おセンチになる程ではありませんが。楽しんで描きましょう。#のボルダ pic.twitter.com/SOYOLQIQMm— 鬼頭莫宏...
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Re:Zero's 5th Arc Manga Adaptation Starts in February

"Stars that Engrave History" arc begins February 19 ― The official Twitter account for Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine announced on Tuesday that the manga adaptation of the fifth arc "Stars that Engrave History" from Tappei Nagatsuki's original Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- light novels will begin under the Comic Alive+ label of the ComicWalker website on February 19. To celeb...

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