New horror title to be announced every week in October Kodansha Comics announced on Tuesday that it has released the first volume of Yae Utsumi’s Until Your Bones Rot (Hone ga Kusaru Made) manga digitally. The publisher is announcing a new digital horror title every Tuesday for the month... Read more
Manga magazine ended with December issue on Monday, ongoing series land in sister magazines, website The December issue of Houbunsha‘s Manga Time Kirara Miracle! magazine (seen right) revealed on Monday that due to the magazine ceasing publication, the Urara Meiroch? (by Harikamo), J?kamachi no Dandelion (Ayumu Kasuga), and Gankutsu-sō... Read more
This year’s 47th issue of Kodansha‘s Morning magazine is revealing on Thursday that Y?ji Moritaka and Keiji Adachi‘s baseball manga Gurazeni will have an “important announcement” in the magazine’s 48th issue on October 26. The manga will feature on the cover of the 48th issue, and the chapter in... Read more
Hiroyuki Nakano, editor-in-chief of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, announced at a press event for Shueisha‘s new 2017 publications on Monday that Eiichiro Oda‘s One Piece manga has more than 430 million copies in print worldwide. The series has 360 million copies in print in Japan and 70 million... Read more
Volume shipping on Tuesday also bundles Flash anime of manga The official website for CLAMP‘s HiGH&LOW g-sword manga revealed on September 16 that the DVD bundled with a limited edition of the manga’s compiled book volume will include an original five-minute anime titled “SWORD+MIGHTY-hen,” in addition to including the... Read more
Sankaku Head‘s manga inspired 2 TV anime series This year’s 47th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Young Jump magazine is revealing on Thursday that Sankaku Head‘s Himouto! Umaruchan manga will end in three more chapters, in the magazine’s 50th issue. The issue also asks fans to wait for a follow-up... Read more
Isobe Isobee Monogatari gets 2 side-story chapters in November, January This year’s 46th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the last chapter of Ry? Nakama‘s Isobe Isobee Monogatari ~Ukiyo wa Tsurai yo~ manga and Ry?hei Tamura‘s Hungry Marie manga on Monday. The issue also revealed that Isobe... Read more
Live-action film adaptation of manga opens in Japan on October 28 The November issue of Shueisha‘s Bessatsu Margaret magazine published a two-page side story by Kazune Kawahara for her Sensei! manga on Friday. The side story is set a number of years after the ending of the original manga.... Read more
Growth in Pokémon manga, multiple genres cited as factor Milton Griepp, CEO of comics industry news source ICv2, stated on October 5 that manga sales in the United States increased 29% to US$110 million in 2016, compared to 2015. Griepp reported the number during the ICv2 Insider Sessions conference... Read more
Masato Taniguchi’s Watashi no Tame ni Kassen Shinaide! -Renai Yōso Shika Nai Sengoku Drama- (Don’t Battle for My Sake!: Warring-States Drama With Only Romance Elements) manga has inspired a promotional video. The video will premiere on NHK‘s various channels on Saturday and air irregularly. The video will also debut... Read more