JManga Adds Sun-Ken Rock, Dousei Ai, Matantei Loki Manga
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
JManga announced at its panel at San Diego Comic Con on Friday that it will release the following manga:
- Boichi's Sun-Ken Rock volume 1 on July 26 (pictured far right)
- Setona Mizushiro's Dousei Ai volume 1 on July 26 (pictured at right)
- Sakura Kinoshita's The Mythical Detective LOKI (Matantei Loki) volume 1 on August 9
- Yuichi Yokoyama's Garden (release date to be determined)
JManga describes Boichi's Sun-Ken Rock manga as follows:
A Japanese teenage guy, Ken Kitano, goes off after the girl he likes, Yumin, to Seoul, Korea. However, because of his immense fighting skills and his strong spirits he catches the eyes of a gang...
JManga describes Mizushiro's (After School Nightmare, X-Day) Dousei Ai manga as follows:
"The first person to cause me sorrow was of my own gender." Tsubaki gets hurt by his classmate Kaoru, and Koutarou by his kind older brother. Yet, in their hearts, they still hold longing and deep devotion. Passion, heartache, despair, sadness… Loving with body and soul, this is the real life story of these boys.
JManga describes Kinoshita's (tactics) The Mythical Detective LOKI manga as follows:
Exiled in the world of humans, the Norse God of Trickery, Loki, must act as a boy detective to cleanse humans of the evils they struggle with in order to return to the world of the gods. When the body of a young woman is found missing its head, rumors start about a so-called “Dual-Wielding Grim Reaper.” Mystery buff high school student Mayura Daidouji goes to the Little Bird Detective Agency and tries to hire spectacled young man Yamino by mistake. What happens when she finally meets Loki, the boy detective......!?
PictureBox released Yokoyama's one-volume Garden manga last June. The book is an experimental piece involving a group of friends who break into a walled-off garden, and find themselves in a vast and alien world, full of inexplicable objects and machinery.
In addition, JManga revealed it will release its iOS and Android apps in October. The company is also working with Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Digital Comic Association of Japan on an "official" manga translation contest called "Manga Translation Battle." The contest is supported by the Japanese government, and the grand prize winner will receive a trip to Japan, and runners up will receive an iPad and other prizes.
JManga also revealed it will be releasing several titles from Kodansha that were previously released by Del Rey and Tokyopop. The company could not specify which titles it would be releasing, but it did note it would be reworking translations for the Tokyopop titles.
JManga previously revealed in its newsletter on Thursday that it will release the following titles next Tuesday:
- Makiko's Urameshiya (2)
- Nakao Hakua and Kappei Matsumoto's Anesthesiologist Hana (3)
- Takako Hashimoto's In the Sand Dunes Where the Black Feathers Dance
- Takako Hashimoto's How to Tame a Difficult Woman
- Harumo Sanazaki's To the Stage of Love with the Sheik
And it will release the following titles next Thursday:
- Kenzo Kitakata and Ha Seung Nam's Records of the Three Kingdoms (2)
- Akira Houjoh's The Witch of 2-A (2)
- Sandra Paul and Mayu Takayama's Domesticating Luc
- Debbie Macomber and Ryo Arisawa's The Apartment
- Gayle Wilson and Karin Miyamoto's Prisoner of the Tower