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North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 9-15

Mashle: Magic and Muscles, Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning anime; Naruto: Sasuke's Story—The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust, Night of the Living Cat manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Buddy Daddies BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 June 11 Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning BD/DVDCite Shout! Factory US$26.98 June 11 Kitty's Vault Klassics: High 5 Pack BD (adult)...
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'Manly Appetites: Minegishi Loves Otsu's' Mito Launches New Manga

Manga adapts Akira Shikimi's Seijin Kōshaku-sama ga Last Boss da to Iu Koto o Watashi dake ga Shitteiru story ― Overlap announced on June 3 that manga creator Mito will launch a manga adaptation of Akira Shikimi's Seijin Kōshaku-sama ga Last Boss da to Iu Koto o Watashi dake ga Shitteiru ~Tensei Akujo wa Hametsu Kaihi o Mosakuchū~ (Only I Know that the Saintly Duke is the Last Boss ~The Reincarnated ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, June 2-8

Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill, Is The Order a Rabbit? anime; No Game No Life: Chapter 2 Eastern Union Arc, The Fragrant Flower Blooms With Dignity manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 June 4 Is The Order a Rabbit? Season 1 BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks U...
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Kadokawa Debuts Kadokawa Masterpiece Comics Label to Adapt Literary Classics into Manga

Manga adaptations of The Silent Miaow, The Legends of Tono, The Alchemist, more announced ― Kadokawa announced a new manga label named Kadokawa Masterpiece Comics on Monday, focusing on manga adaptations of worldwide literary classics. The label's first titles include a manga adaptation of Paul Gallico's The Silent Miaow (Neko-go no Kyōkasho) by Katana Sajima debuting on July 20, Kunio Yanagita's The...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 26-June 1

My Home Hero, Belladonna of Sadness anime; Only the Stars Know, Turns Out My Online Friend is My Real-Life Boss! manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Belladonna of Sadness 4K BDPlease Discotek US$39.95 May 28 BLUELOCK Season 1 Part 2 BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 28 Chie the Brat BDPlease Discotek US$69.95 May 28 Digimon Adventure 02 English Dub BDPlease Discote...
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Undead Girl Murder Farce Author Yugo Aosaki's Taiikukan no Satsujin Novel Gets Manga

Manga based on mystery author's award-winning debut work launches on June 21 ― The July issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine revealed on Monday that Yugo Aosaki's Taiikukan no Satsujin (Murder at the School Gym) novel is inspiring a manga adaptation that will launch in the Comic Alive+ website on June 21. The novel's story begins with a locked room whodunnit: the death of Kazegaoka school's broad...
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Kinnikuman Franchise Gets 2nd Mystery Novel on July 4

Oginuma X writes again, original creator Yudetamago supervises 2nd novel Kinnikuman Akuma Chōjin Atami Ryokō Satsujin Jiken ― Shueisha's Jump J-Books website is listing a second mystery novel for the Kinnikuman series titled Kinnikuman Akuma Chōjin Atami Ryokō Satsujin Jiken (Kinnikuman Devil Superhuman Atami Trip Murder Case), which will release on July 4. Oginuma X is again writing the novel, and o...
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Tokyopop Publishes Novels, Manga of Yū Nagira's My Beautiful Man BL Series

1st volume of novel, Megumi Kitano's manga debut on July 16 ― Tokyopop confirmed on Thursday that it has licensed Yū Nagira's My Beautiful Man (Utsukushii Kare) boys love light novel series, as well as Megumi Kitano's manga adaptation of the same novel series. Tokyopop will ship the first volume of both the novel and manga series digitally and in print on July 16. Tokyopop describes the novel series:...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 19-25

A Galaxy Next Door, The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World anime; Hirayasumi, Mysterious Disappearances manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Dead Mount Death Play Part 1 BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 21 Dr. Stone Season 3 Part 1 BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 21 Food Wars! The Second Plate BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 May 21 A Galaxy Next Do...
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Blue Lock Manga Listed With New Prologue Novel

Blue Lock: Tatakai no Mae, Bokura wa. Aryū, Barō, Yukimiya novel debuts on July 17 ― Amazon listed a new light novel for Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura's Blue Lock manga titled Blue Lock: Tatakai no Mae, Bokura wa. Aryū, Barō, Yukimiya (Blue Lock: Before the Fight, We are Aryu, Barō, Yukimiya) that will ship on July 17. The novel is penned by Momo Moegi and Nomura. The light novel series is se...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 12-18

KONOSUBA - An Explosion on This Wonderful World!, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 anime; My Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv999, Kei X Yaku: Bound By Law manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 14 Kitty Twin Treats - Volume 3 BDCite Kitty Media US$39.99 May 14 Kitty's Twin Treats - Volum...
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'Shōsetsuka ni Narō' Novel Website Scraped for A.I. Developer

Over 700,000 works sourced from self-publishing website ― Naro FanDB, an unofficial fan X (formerly Twitter) account for the Japanese novel website Shōsetsuka ni Narō, posted on April 27 that a public dataset from the RyokoAI project scraped about 711,700 works from the website. Datasets can be used for the training of A.I. models. Netizens questioned the ethics of using works from Shōsetsuka ni Narō...
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Kogitsunemaru's Possibly the Greatest Alchemist of All Time Light Novels Get TV Anime in January 2025

Main cast, staff, teaser visual, video revealed ― A website opened on Thursday to reveal a television anime adaptation of Kogitsunemaru's Izure Saikyō no Renkinjutsu-shi? (Someday Will I Be The Greatest Alchemist?) light novel series, which will premiere in January 2025. The website also revealed the anime's main cast, staff, and a teaser promotional video and visual. The novel series' illustrator Hi...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, May 5-11

Mob Psycho 100 III, KamiKatsu: Working for God in a Godless World anime; Star Wars: Visions: The Manga Anthology, Mobsters in Love manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date KamiKatsu: Working for God in a Godless World BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 7 Mob Psycho 100 III BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 May 7 Mob Psycho 100 III Limited Edition BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll...
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Banished from the Hero's Party Light Novels End With 15th Volume

Light novel series launched in 2017 ― The 14th volume of Zappon and Yasumo's Banished from the Hero's Party (Shin no Nakama janai to Yūsha no Party o Oidasareta node, Henkyō de Slow Life Suru Koto ni Shimashita) light novel series revealed on May 1 that the series will end in its 15th volume. Yen Press is publishing the light novels in English, and it describes the story: Red was once a member of the...
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Adachi and Shimamura Novels Will Not End in 12th Volume

Series planned up to characters' high school graduation ― Hitoma Iruma revealed in his April update post on the Kakuyomu website that the Adachi and Shimamura (Adachi to Shimamura) yuri novel series will not end in volume 12 as previously planned. The author noted he was unsure of when the series would end, but that he planned to continue the story until the characters' high school graduation for no...
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Yū Shimizu, Asagi Tōsaka's The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Novels End in 16th Volume

Novel series launched in 2019 ― The 15th volume of Yū Shimizu and Asagi Tōsaka's The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy (Seiken Gakuin no Maken Tsukai) light novel series revealed on April 25 that the novel series will end in its 16th volume. The final volume's release date has not been announced. Kadokawa published the first volume of Shimizu's novel series with Tōsaka's illustrations in May 20...
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Seven Seas Offers Audiobooks for I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, I'm in Love with the Villainess, 4 Other Titles

Other titles are I Had that Same Dream Again, At Night, I Become a Monster, Until I Meet My Husband, Loyal Soldier, Lustful Beast ― Seven Seas announced today the company is launching audiobook adaptations under its audiobook imprint Siren of Yoru Sumino's I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, I Had that Same Dream Again, At Night, I Become a Monster, Ryousuke Nanasaki's Until I Meet My Husband memoir, Inori ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 28-May 4

Blue Giant, The Dangers in My Heart anime; Fed Up With Being the Spoiled Queen's Genius Butler, I Ran Away and Built the World's Strongest Army, My Sister Took My Fiance and Now I'm Being Courted by a Beastly Prince manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Blue Giant BDCite Shout! Factory US$26.98 April 30 The Dangers in My Heart Season 1 BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmw...
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Mizuki Tsujimura's Gōman to Zenryō Novel Gets Live-Action Film

Taisuke Fujigaya, Nao star in September 27 film ― Mizuki Tsujimura's Gōman to Zenryō (Arrogance and Virtue) novel is inspiring a live-action film adaptation that will open on September 27. The film stars Kis-My-Ft2 idol group member Taisuke Fujigaya as Kakeru Nishizawa, and actress Nao as Kakeru's fiance Mami Sakaniwa. Kentarō Hagiwara (live-action Tokyo Ghoul, Blue Period) is directing the film. Yuk...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 21-27

Monogatari Final Season, Otaku Elf anime; A Brief Moment of Ichika, Soseki Natsume's Kokoro manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Monogatari Series - Final Season Complete Set BDCite Aniplex of America US$429.98 April 23 Otaku Elf BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 April 23 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date The Ancient Magus' ...
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Baku Yumemakura's Garoden Novels Get Netflix Anime on May 23

Ryōta Takeuchi stars as Jūzō Fujimaki in NAZ anime ― Netflix Japan revealed on Monday a trailer to announce the anime adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's Garoden novels titled Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf, which will premiere worldwide on the streaming service on May 23. Netflix Anime's YouTube channel is also streaming the anime's trailer with English subtitles. The anime stars: Ryōta Takeuchi as ...
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Hanashi Media to Release Observation Records of My Fiancée Light Novel Series in English

1st of 2-volume series to release digitally on July 30 ― Hanashi Media announced on Thursday that it will release author Shiki and illustrator Wan Hachipisu's Observation Records of My Fiancée: The Misadventures of a Self-Proclaimed Villainess (Jishō Akuyaku Reijō na Konyakusha no Kansatsu Kiroku) light novel series in English digitally. The company describes the story: Exceptionally gifted to his ow...
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Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night Anime Gets Novelization

Show's writer Yūki Yaku pens novelization, with 1st novel adapting 1st 4 episodes launching on May 20 ― Shogakukan is listing a series of novelizations for Doga Kobo's original television anime series Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night (Yoru no Kurage wa Oyogenai), with the first novel covering episodes 1-4 launching on May 20. Writer Yūki Yaku (Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki), the head writer and scr...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 14-20

Rozen Maiden anime; Trinity Seven Revision, Snowball Earth manga ship" ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Rozen Maiden BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$119.98 Sentai Filmworks Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date 15 Minutes Before We Really Date GN 2Please Yen Press US$15.00 April 16 Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki's Conjecture GN 3Cite ...
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Cross Infinite World Licenses Let's Get to Villainessin', Soup Forest, 3 More Light Novels

Also: By a Twist of Fate, I'm Attending the Royal Academy in Disguise, more ― Cross Infinite World announced on Tuesday that it has licensed five new light novel series: Title: By a Twist of Fate, I'm Attending the Royal Academy in Disguise Creators: Ringo (story), Tsukasa Satsuki (art) Release Date: May 31 (digital), physical version at later date Synopsis: Cesia, a mere servant, is attending the Ro...
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The New Gate Anime Gets Browser Game

Pre-registration for THE NEW GATE Best Collection is open now ― CTW announced on Friday the television anime of Shinogi Kazanami's light novel series The New Gate is getting a browser game adaptation titled THE NEW GATE Best Collection on the G123 service. Pre-registration is available now. The game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases. Players can craft gear and go on adventures with...
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Trapped in a Dating Sim Novelist Yomu Mishima Launches New Project in Fall

Final volume shipped on March 29 ― The 13th and final volume of of Yomu Mishima'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 revealed on March 29 the author will launch a new project in the fall. Mishima launched the novels on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Be Novelists) website in 2017 and ended it there in ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 7-13

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra anime; Engage, The Condemned Villainess Goes Back in Time and Aims to Become the Ultimate Villain manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra Complete Collection BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$49.98 April 9 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date A...
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Midori Amagaeru's Online! The Unbeatable Game Light Novel Ends in 27th Volume

Novel series' 26th volume releases on Wednesday; 27th, final volume to release on May 9 ― Writer Midori Amagaeru revealed on their X (formerly Twitter) account that their Online! The Unbeatable Game light novel series will end in its 27th volume on May 9. The novels' 26th volume (image right) will release on Wednesday. Yen Press licensed the novel series and released the first volume on December 12. ...
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J-Novel Club Adds 5 New Light Novels, 4 New Manga

Manga including To Another World... with Land Mines!, My Quiet Blacksmith Life in Another World, more launch on Friday ― J-Novel Club announced on Friday that it has licensed five more light novel series and four more manga series. The new licenses include: Title: From Two-Bit Baddie to Total Heartthrob: This Villainess Will Cross-Dress to Impress! (Mob Dōzen no Akuyaku Reijō wa Dansō Shite Kōryaku T...
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The Detective is Already Dead Gets Spinoff Novel About Charlotte

Spinoff novel ships on May 24 ― The official Twitter account for Nigojū and Umibōzu's The Detective Is Already Dead (Tantei wa Mō, Shindeiru) light novel series revealed on Tuesday that the novels will have a new spinoff novel titled Charlotte wa Tada, Jiken o Tokitai. Tantei wa Mō, Shindeiru. Code:RED that will ship on May 24. Hoko Hinachi is penning the novel, and Minori Chigusa is drawing the art....
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Rascal Does Not Dream Novel Series Enters Final Arc

Concluding 14th, 15th novels ship in August, October with drama CDs ― Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko label announced on Friday that Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta Yarō (Rascal Does Not Dream) light novel series is entering its final arc and approaching its conclusion. The 14th novel, titled Seishun Buta Yarō wa Girfriend no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of a Girlfriend), will ship on August 9. The ...
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Tsukasa Tanimai's Teogonia Novels Get TV Anime

Fantasy series follows struggle of boy living in harsh world ― Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures announced on Friday that Tsukasa Tanimai's Teogonia light novel series is getting a television anime adaptation. Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures describes the story: It's a time of warfare where relentless battles continue between human and demi-human tribes like the Ash Monkeys (Macaque) and pig people (Ogres) i...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 31-April 6

Black Bullet anime; Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You: Soulmate, Bless manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Black Bullet BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$28.99 April 2 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Acid Town Graphic Novel (GN) 5Please Tokyopop US$13.99 April 2 Bless GN 1Cite Kodansha USA US$13.99 April 2 Boruto: Naruto Next Gene...
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Natsuhiko Kyōgoku's Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari Novel Series Ends in Next Volume in June

Series' final novel Owari no Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari slated for release on June 19 ― Kadokawa is listing Natsuhiko Kyōgoku's Owari no Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari (image right) as the final novel of his Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari (Requiem from the Darkness or literally, Hundred Stories) novel series. The company will publish the final volume on June 19. Kyōgoku launched the novel series with Kōsetsu Hyaku...
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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novels Enter Final Arc in April, End in May

Novel series launched in 2014 ― Writer Chiaki Kisaki revealed on Twitter on Sunday that the Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens light novel series will end with the 14th volume on May 24. The novels will enter the final arc with the 13th volume on April 25. The story of the novels takes place in Fukuoka. At first glance, the city seems like a peaceful one, but under the surface, crime is running rampant. The cit...
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Icori Ando Launches Manga Adaptation of Naoki-Winning Hamon Novel

Manga series to serialize on Kadokawa's Comic Hu platform ― Kadokawa's Comic Hu announced on Twitter on March 29 that Icori Ando will adapt Hiroyuki Kurokawa's Naoki Prize-winning novel Hamon (Expulsion) into a manga series on the platform in late April. The Hamon book follows the unlikely pair of the construction consultant Ninomiya and the gangster Kuwahara. The book is the fifth in an overall "Eki...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 24-30

Berserk, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime; The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Stitches manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Berserk BDPlease Discotek US$59.95 March 26 Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 1 BDPlease Viz Media US$44.98 March 26 Fist of the North Star: Legend of Kenshiro BDCite Discotek US$29.95 March 26 Futakoi BDAnimeNe...
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1st Girls & Panzer das Finale Novel 'Temporarily' Pulled From Sale on Release Day

Due to production circumstances, MF Bunko J will not release novel now, but may do so later ― Kadokawa's MF Bunko J imprint announced that the first novel volume adapting the Girls und Panzer das Finale film series has been "temporarily" pulled from sale on Monday, the same day it was scheduled for release. The company stated that this was due to various circumstances of the production process. MF Bu...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 17-23

Urusei Yatsura anime; I Want a Gal Gamer to Praise Me, Sword Art Online: Progressive - Canon of the Golden Rule manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Urusei Yatsura Seasons 1-2 BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$89.98 March 19 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date #DRCL midnight children GN 2 (hardcover)Please Viz Media US$27.00 March 1...
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Seven Seas Licenses 1 Light Novel, 4 Manga Series

Seven Seas to release The Strange House manga, Monster Marriage Shop manga, more later this year ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the The Strange House manga; the I Abandoned My Engagement Because My Sister is a Tragic Heroine, but Somehow I Became Entangled with a Righteous Prince light novel and manga series; the Monster Marriage Shop manga; and the Chotto Dake...
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Ganbatte Ikimasshoi Novel Gets Theatrical Anime in October

Film stars Sora Amamiya, Akari Kitō, more star in high school sports anime ― Shochiku announced on Thursday that Yoshiko Shikimura's Ganbatte Ikimasshoi novel is getting a theatrical anime adaptation that will debut on October 25. The film's title roughly translates to "let's go and give it our best" but was used as a cheer (or rallying cry) at the high school alma mater in Ehime prefecture of the or...

Rei Kawahara's Accel World Light Novels Reach 'Climax' in Next Volume

Light novel series launched in 2009 ― The 27th volume of Reki Kawahara's Accel World light novels revealed on March 8 that the series will reach its "climax" in the next volume. Yen Press publishes the novels in English and describes the story: Prepare for a full dive! Even in the future, all the advances and innovation in the world can't change the dynamics of the school playground. And for Haruyuk...

I'm a Behemoth Light Novels Get TV Anime

Tasuku Hatanaka, Riho Sugiyama, Hinaki Yano to star ― Hakusensha announced on Monday that Nozomi Ginyoku's I'm a Behemoth, an S-Ranked Monster, but Mistaken for a Cat, I Live as an Elf Girl's Pet (S Rank Monster no “Behemoth” dakedo, Neko to Machigawarete Elf Musume no Pet Toshite Kurashitemasu) light novel series is getting a television anime adaptation. The anime will star Tasuku Hatanaka as Tama, ...
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Takaya Kagami's Dai Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu Sequel Light Novel Resumes Serialization, Starts Final Arc

Legend of the Legendary Heroes' light novel sequel previously announced to end in 18th volume ― Writer Takaya Kagami revealed on his X (formerly Twitter) account on Sunday that his Dai Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu sequel light novel series will resume serialization in Kadokawa's Dragon Magazine May issue on Tuesday, and it will also signal the start of the novel series' final arc. There was no previ...
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Fate/Strange Fake Novels End With 10th Volume

Series' 9th volume released on March 8 ― The ninth novel volume of Ryohgo Narita's Fate/strange Fake spinoff story revealed on March 8 that the series will end with its next volume. Narita noted in his afterword that he decided to adjust the novels' finale after deciding to write the story of the ninth volume and the last volume at the same time. Narita (Baccano!, Durarara!!) first published the Fake...
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Seven Seas Licenses An Autumn in Amber, a Zero-Second Journey, I'm the Heroic Knight of an Intergalactic Empire! Light Novels

Seven Seas releases An Autumn in Amber in September, I'm the Heroic Knight of an Intergalactic Empire! in August ― Seven Seas announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the An Autumn in Amber, a Zero-Second Journey and I'm the Heroic Knight of an Intergalactic Empire! light novels. Seven Seas will release author Mei Hachimoku and illustrator KUKKA's An Autumn in Amber, a Zero-Second Journey (Kohaku ...
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Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose Light Novels End with 13th Volume

Light novels launched in 2019 ― The 12th volume of Shūichi Nimaru's Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Come (A Romantic Comedy Where the Childhood Friend Absolutely Will Not Lose) light novel series revealed on March 8 the 13th volume will be the final one. The novels inspired an anime adaptation in April 2021. The anime starred Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Inori Minase, Ayane Sakura, Saori Onishi, and N...
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Nazuna Miki's 'I'm a Noble on the Brink of Ruin, So I Might as Well Try Mastering Magic' Light Novels Get Anime Adaptation

Ken'ichi Ishikura helms anime at Studio Deen, Marvy Jack ― Happinet announced on Friday that Nazuna Miki's I'm a Noble on the Brink of Ruin, So I Might as Well Try Mastering Magic (Botsuraku Yotei no Kizoku dakedo, Hima datta kara Mahō wo Kiwamete Mita) light novel series will get an anime adaptation, and revealed a teaser visual. The light novels' illustrator Kabocha, the manga adaptation artist Rio...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 10-16

Suzume, The Legendary Hero Is Dead! anime; One Piece: Shokugeki no Sanji, The Villainess's Guide to (Not) Falling in Love manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Akiba Maid War BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 March 12 The Legendary Hero Is Dead! BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 March 12 One Piece Season 13 Voyage 6 BD/DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll US$44.98 March 12 Suz...
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Yen Audio to Release Audiobook of Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Light Novels

Audiobook release set for August ― Yen Audio, Yen Press' imprint for audiobooks, announced on Monday that it will release an audiobook adaptation of Sunsunsun and artist Momoco's Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian light novels in August. The voice cast will be announced at a later date. Yen Press is releasing the novels in English, and it describes the story: Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou is Sei...
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Hanashi Media Licenses Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy Light Novels

1st volume debuts digitally on March 30 ― Hanashi Media revealed last Thursday it has licensed Kei Azumi's "alternate-world social reform fantasy" novel series Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- (Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Dōchū). The company will release the first novel volume in English digitally on March 30, with pre-orders now open. Hanashi Media describes the story: Makoto Misumi was an average, every...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 3-9

RWBY: Ice Queendom, Insomniacs After School anime; Medalist, A-DO manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Insomniacs After School BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 March 5 Redo of Healer BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 March 5 RWBY: Ice Queendom BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll US$49.99 March 5 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date A-DO Graph...
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How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Light Novels End With 20th Volume

Series debuted in May 2016, got anime adaptation in July 2021 ― The afterword in the 19th volume of Dojyomaru's How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (Genjitsushugi Yūsha no Ōkoku Saikenki) light novel series revealed last week that the series will end with its 20th volume. The anime adaptation debuted in July 2021. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The anime's second part premiere...

Yuu Tanaka's Reincarnated as a Sword Webnovel Ends

Series launched in September 2015 ― The Shōsetsuka ni Narō website published the final chapter of Yuu Tanaka's Reincarnated as a Sword (Tensei Shitara Ken Deshita) webnovel on Thursday. Tanaka launched the novels on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in September 2015, and Gentosha began publishing the series with illustrations by LLO in July 2016. The 17th volume will release in Japan on March 29. Tomow...
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Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory's Ikumi Hino Launches New Manga

Manga launching on March 27 adapts Yukito Mukaihara's story ― The April issue of Kadokawa's Comic Rex magazine revealed on Tuesday that Ikumi Hino will launch a manga adaptation of Yukito Mukaihara's Kabeyaku nado Fuyō to Tsuihō Sareta S-kyū Bōkensha, Dorei Kaihō Skill o Kushi Shite Shijō Saikyō no Kunizukuri (An S-Rank Adventurer Tank is Kicked from the Party and Uses His Slave Release Skill to Buil...
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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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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Manga Gets Novel Adaptation

Novelist Mei Hachimoku writes prequel novel slated for April 17 ― Shogakukan is listing a novel adaptation of Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe's Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (Sōsō no Frieren) manga titled Shōsetsu Sōsō no Frieren ~Zensō~ (Novel: Sōsō no Frieren ~Prelude~) for release on April 17. Mei Hachimoku (The Mimosa Confessions, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye light novels) is writing...
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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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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 18-24

Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible, Himouto! Umaru-chan R anime; BLOOD BLADE, Whoever Steals This Book manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Himouto! Umaru-chan R Premium Box Set BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$149.98 February 20 Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 February 20 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price ...
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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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Gundam Seed Freedom Novel Ends in 2nd Volume

2nd volume ships on March 26 ― Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine announced on Twitter on February 14 that the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM novel based on the film by scriptwriter Liu Goto will end with the second volume on March 26. The first volume shipped on January 30, and recently had a large reprint. Goto penned the novelizations for Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny a...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, February 11-17

My Life as Inukai-san's Dog, Spy×Family anime; I Want to End This Love Game, The White and Blue Between Us manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date My Life as Inukai-san's Dog BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$29.99 February 13 One Piece Season 13 Voyage 5 BD/DVDCite Crunchyroll US$44.98 February 13 Spy×Family Season 1 Part 2 BD/DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll US$69.98 Febru...
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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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Yen Audio to Release Audiobook Adaptation of your name. Novel

Audiobook slated for July 2024 release ― Yen Audio, Yen Press' imprint for audiobooks, announced on Monday that it will release an audiobook adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's your name. film and novel in July 2024. The novel will serve as the basis for the audiobook. The voice cast will be announced at a later date. Shinkai wrote a novel version of the film in June 2016 prior to the film's release that...
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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Novels' New Arc to End in 3rd Volume

New arc launched in December 2022 ― Kadokawa is listing the third volume for the new arc of Miri Mikawa and aki's Sugar Apple Fairy Tale light novel series, titled Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Gin Satō-shi to Kogane no Chikai (Sugar Apple Fairy Tale: Silver Sugar Master and the Golden Vow), as the final volume. The volume will ship on March 1. Writer Mikawa and artist aki launched the new arc's first volum...

One Piece Gets New Heroines Light Novel

Original Heroines light novel published in 2021 ― Shueisha revealed in a new listing that the One Piece franchise is receiving a new light novel titled ONE PIECE novel HEROINES [Colorful] on March 4. Jun Esaka will write the novel, and Sayaka Suwa will draw the illustrations. The novel will focus on the characters Hancock, Tashigi, Reiju, Uta, Nami and Robin. "episode: Hancock" tells the return of o...
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Seven Seas Licenses Mushoku Tensei: Special Book, Recollections, Redundant Reincarnation Novel Volumes

Special Book debuts in August, Recollections in May, Redundant Reincarnation in November ― Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation – A Journey of Two Lifetimes [Special Book], Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation – Recollections, and Mushoku Tensei: Redundant Reincarnation light novel volumes. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnatio...

Zombie no Arureta Sekai de Ore Dake ga Osowarenai Novels Get TV Anime

Story centers on man who does whatever he wants in zombie invasion ― Frontier Works announced on Thursday that Rokuro Uraji's Zombie no Arureta Sekai de Ore Dake ga Osowarenai (I am the only one who is not attacked in the world filled with zombies.) novel series is getting a television anime adaptation that will air on AT-X. The "zombie panic action" story takes place in a world that is suddenly floo...

North American Anime, Manga Releases, January 28-February 3

Bocchi The Rock!, Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don't Believe in Humanity Will Save the World anime ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Bocchi The Rock! BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.98 January 30 The Case Study of Vanitas Season 1 Part 2 BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 January 30 Giant Beasts of ARS BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$59.98 January 30 Lovely Complex BDPlea...

Zombie no Afureta Sekai de Ore Dake ga Osowarenai Novels Get TV Anime

Story centers on man who does whatever he wants in zombie invasion ― Frontier Works announced on Thursday that Rokuro Uraji's Zombie no Arureta Sekai de Ore Dake ga Osowarenai (I am the only one who is not attacked in the world filled with zombies.) novel series is getting a television anime adaptation that will air on AT-X. The "zombie panic action" story takes place in a world that is suddenly floo...
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Liz Takayama's Parallel World Pharmacy Light Novel Series Ends in 10th Volume

Manga adaptation continues with reconstructed story ― Kadokawa's MF Books imprint published the 10th and final volume of Liz Takayama's Isekai Yakkyoku (Parallel World Pharmacy) light novel series on January 25. The series ended on the user-submission site Shōsetsuka ni Narou (Let's Be Novelists) on September 21. Takayama launched the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narou website in 2015. Kadokawa's MF Bo...
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Ryō Kotohira's I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World Spinoff Light Novels Get Manga Adaptation

Miinosuke Seo to launch "Girls Side" manga adaptation in spring ― The March issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine revealed on Friday that Ryō Kotohira's Isekai de Cheat Skill o Te ni Shita Ore wa, Genjitsu Sekai o mo Musōsuru Girls Side ~Kareinaru Otome-tachi no Bōken wa Sekai o Kaeta~ (I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in The Real World, Too Girls Side: The...
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Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World Novels Listed as Ending in 16th Volume

J-Novel Club releases fantasy series in English ― Amazon is listing that Kenichi and illustrator Nem's Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World (Isekai Tensei no Bōkensha) light novel series will end in the 16th volume. The 15th and 16th volumes will both release on April 10. Kenichi began serializing the story on Shōsetsuka ni Narō in January 2015, and ended it there in July 2023. Mag Garden publis...
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Trapped in a Dating Sim Novels to End in 13th Volume in March

Novels inspired TV anime in April 2022 with 2nd season planned ― Micro Magazine is listing that the 13th volume of Yomu Mishima'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 will be the final volume. The volume is slated to ship on March 29. Mishima launched the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Be Noveli...
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Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig Novels End in Next Volume on March 8

Light novel series inspired TV anime that premiered in October ― Dengeki Bunko confirmed on January 19 that Takuma Sakai's Butareba: The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig (Buta no Liver wa Kanetsu Shiro) light novel series will end with its next volume on March 8. The volume is the overall ninth volume for the series, but is designated as the "n-th" volume. Amazon is also listing the volume will be th...
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'Party kara Tsuihō Sareta Sono Chiyushi, Jitsuwa Saikyō ni Tsuki' Novels Get TV Anime This Year

Kensho Ono, Kaori Maeda star in "isekai buddy fantasy" story ― Studio Elle announced on Friday that it is producing a television anime adaptation of author Kagekinoko and illustrator Kakao Rantan's Party kara Tsuihō Sareta Sono Chiyushi, Jitsuwa Saikyō ni Tsuki (The Healer Who was Banished From His Party is Actually the Strongest) light novel series that will debut this year. The anime adaptation als...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, January 21-27

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 anime; Witch Life in a Micro Room, My Boss is a Giant: He Manages My Every Need With Enormous Skill manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 BDPlease Crunchyroll US$69.99 January 23 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Part 1 BDCite Warner Bros. US$69.99 January 2...
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J-Novel Club Licenses 6 Novels, 7 Manga Titles

I'm a Noble on the Brink of Ruin, Zilbagias the Demon Prince, Death's Daughter and the Ebony Blade, more licensed ― J-Novel Club announced on Friday that it has acquired the following titles: Title: I'm a Noble on the Brink of Ruin, So I Might as Well Try Mastering Magic (Botsuraku Yotei no Kizoku dakedo, Hima datta kara Mahō wo Kiwamete Mita) novels Author: Nazuna Miki (story), Kabotya (art) Release...

The Apothecary Diaries Franchise Adds 7 Million in Circulation Since Anime Premiered

Franchise exceeds 31 million copies in circulation ― Natsu Hyūga and Touko Shino's The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) series has added seven million in circulation since the anime adaptation premiered on October 21. The franchise had 24 million books in circulation at the end of September 2023 prior to the anime's debut, and it has since exceeded 31 million copies. The franchise added th...
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The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human Manga Gets TV Anime

Jun Fukuyama, Hina Tachibana star in anime premiering this year ― Happinet revealed on Friday that author Ryousuke Hata, original character designer Kuma, and manga artist Anajiro's Maō-gun Saikyō no Majutsushi wa Ningen Datta (The Strongest Magician in the Demon Lord's Army was a Human) manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will debut this year. Kuma and Anajiro also drew illustrations...

Monogatari Series' Off Season, Monster Season Novels Get Anime

Returning staff includes Akiyuki Simbo, Akio Watanabe, more at SHAFT ― Aniplex announced on Thursday that the Off Season and Monster Season books in NisiOisin's Monogatari series are getting an anime adaptation at studio SHAFT titled Monogatari Series Off & Monster Season. Aniplex did not reveal the type of anime. The announcement states the anime is being "produced" this year. Akio Watanabe drew the...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, January 14-20

Love Flops anime, Steel of the Celestial Shadows manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Love Flops BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 January 16 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Dark Gathering Graphic Novel (GN) 5Please Viz Media US$11.99 January 16 Dead Company GN 3Cite Tokyopop US$13.99 January 16 Gacha Girls Corps GN 4Anime...
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86 War Drama Light Novels Enter Final Arc with Next Volume

13th volume shipped in Japan on January 10 ― Writer Asato Asato revealed in the 13th novel volume of her 86 light novel series on January 10 that the novel series is entering its final arc, titled "District 86," in the next volume. Yen Press is publishing the 86 light novel series in English, and it describes the story: The Republic of San Magnolia has been attacked by its neighbor, the Empire. Outsi...
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Honobu Yonezawa's Shōshimin Mystery Novel Series Gets TV Anime in July

Anime reunites several staff members from The Promised Neverland ― TV Asahi announced on Friday that Honobu Yonezawa's Shōshimin mystery novel series is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will air on the channel's NUMAnimation block in July. The anime is titled Shōshimin Series in Japanese, and the below visual features the English title How to Become Ordinary. Mamoru Kanbe (Elfen Lied, The...
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HarperCollins to Release Shion Miura's Run With the Wind Novel in English

Novel about long-distance Hakone Ekiden relay race inspired TV anime in 2018 ― HarperCollins confirmed with ANN on Thursday that it will release Shion Miura's Run With the Wind (Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru) novel in English. The HarperVia imprint will release the novel in a hardcover edition on October 15. The novel will have 464 pages and will retail for US$30. Yui Kajita is translating the novel. The ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, January 7-13

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes, Tsurune The Movie: The First Shot anime; The White Mage Doesn't Want to Raise the Hero's Level, Daisy Jealousy manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 January 9 One Piece Season 13 Part 4 BD/DVDCite Crunchyroll US$44.98 January 9 T...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, December 31-January 6

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie anime, Marriage Toxin manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie BDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll US$39.98 January 2 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Ayakashi Triangle GN 7Please Seven Seas US$13.99 January 2 Blue Box GN 8Cite Viz Media US$11.99 January 2 A Cat from Our...
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Takafumi Nanatsuki Starts Final Volume of Cake Ōji no Specialité Novels

Novels launched in 2015 ― Author Takafumi Nanatsuki announced on his Twitter account on Sunday that he has already started work on the seventh and final volume of his Cake Ōji no Specialité novels. Nanatsuki revealed in 2020 that the series' story will continue for "only a little longer." The novels' story centers on a cake-loving girl named Miu, and a handsome man named Hayato, who is keeping his t...
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'Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!' Novels Get Anime

J-Novel Club publishes novels, manga in English ― The official Twitter account for Hobby Japan's Comic Fire manga website revealed on Thursday that Suzuki Makishima's Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! (Nihon e Yōkoso Elf-san.) light novels are inspiring an anime adaptation. The announcement did not reveal the format of the anime. J-Novel Club is releasing both novels and the manga adaptation in English, and...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, December 24-30

Eureka: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, Overman King Gainer anime; Spy x Family: Family Portrait, Loyal Soldier, Lustful Beast novels ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Blue Comet SPT Layzner BDPlease Discotek US$69.95 December 26 Eureka: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution BDCite Crunchyroll US$39.98 December 26 Fist of the North Star Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fighting BDAnim...
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Aya Yajima's SPY×FAMILY: Family Portrait Novel Gets Audiobook Version in Japan

Audiobook version released in Japan on Wednesday; features voices of Miyuri Shimabukuro, Ryohei Arai ― Shueisha released on Wednesday an audiobook version of Aya Yajima's SPY×FAMILY: Family Portrait novel, the adaptation of Tatsuya Endō's SPY×FAMILY manga. The audiobook features the voices of Miyuri Shimabukuro and Ryohei Arai. SPY×FAMILY: Family Portrait is also the first novel from Shueisha's Jump...
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Hanashi Media Licenses The Dark Guildmaster's Smile Would Fit Best, My Pet is a Saintess Novels

Company debuts both series in English on January 30 ― Hanashi Media confirmed with ANN on Thursday that it has licensed author Ryou Mizokami and illustrator Kozou's The Dark Guildmaster's Smile Would Fit Best (Yami Guild no Master wa Kyō mo Hohoemu) and author Bunchou Muku and illustrator Akira Kasukabe's My Pet is a Saintess (Ore no Pet wa Seijo-sama) light novel series. Hanashi Media will release t...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, December 17-23

Farming Life in Another World, My Hero Academia Season 6 anime; Breakfast with My Two-Tailed Cat, Obey Me! The Comic manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Carole & Tuesday Premium Box Set BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$199.98 December 19 Farming Life in Another World BDCite Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 December 19 Masaaki Yuasa: Five Films Collector's Edition BDAnimeNewsN...
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Mei Hachimoku, Kukka's The Mimosa Confessions Light Novels to End in 5th Volume

High school LGBT+ series debuted in July 2021 ― Mei Hachimoku announced on his Twitter account on Tuesday that his and illustrator Kukka's The Mimosa Confessions (Mimosa no Kokuhaku) light novels will end in its fifth volume. Seven Seas licensed the light novels, and will publish them on June 4, 2024. The company describes the story: Growing up in a dreary suburb, Sakuma has little to brighten his hu...

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