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okyatoks
April 22, 2006, 10:56 AM
Rules:
Post any manga related news that does not fit in another thread here. Remember, post any anime related news, including adaption announcements in the General Anime thread. (http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1526537#post1526537) destiny4ever
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"Wicked" Manga Becomes Live Action

Source: Superhero Hype (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4078)
Author: Garth Franklin

Japanese manga "Wicked City" is to being remade as a live-action English-language feature
by Germany's Stallion Film with "Spawn" helmer Mark Dippe directing reports Superhero Hype.

The sci-fi/action tale deals with beasts from a parallel dimension and
a secret resistance organization trying to prevent the apocalypse.
The $50 million-$60 million budget project will lense early next year.

The original books by Hideyuki Kikuchi, bestsellers in the early 1980s,
were adapted as the anime series "Yoju toshi" by Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
Dippe and Johnny Hartmann are penning the screenplay.

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From: Mainichi Daily News (http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/)


Mobile manga beats out hard copy for lazy literati

Japan remains the world's undisputed manga monarch, but the way Japanese
are enjoying cartoons is undergoing a fundamental change,
according to Sunday Mainichi (4/23).

Though manga readership has been declining here for over a decade,
Japanese comics are more popular overseas than ever before.

Among the main reasons given for the decline in domestic manga readership
has been the proliferation of the Internet and mobile phones.

Now, however, NTT solmare has carved a tidy niche for itself after merging the
competing interests and its "Comic Site" has become the biggest mobile phone
site dedicated to manga in Japan.

"We've passed 10 million downloads since starting the service in August 2004,"
a spokesman for the Osaka-based mobile phone company tells Sunday Mainichi.
"We get about 2 million to 3 million downloads a month."

Yoshihiro Nakajima, head of Impress Corp.'s Internet lifestyle lab,
speaks of the impressive growth of the Japanese electronic book market in recent years.

"In 2002, electronic books earned about 1 billion yen. By 2003, that had grown to 1.8 billion yen.
But by 2004, the market was worth 4.5 billion yen. Of that, mobile phone e-book business
skyrocketed to account for around 1.2 billion yen," Nakajima tells Sunday Mainichi.
"Manga sales have grown phenomenally over the past year and it wouldn't be
surprising if sales doubled again over the coming year."

more: Link here (http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/waiwai/news/20060414p2g00m0dm015000c.html)

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From www.themovieblog.com (http://www.themovieblog.com/archives/2006/04/lindsay_lohan_in_sailor_moon_movie.html)

Lindsay Lohan in Sailor Moon Movie?

Ok, file this one under "Really stupid idea that would still make a billion dollars".
There is word going around right now that a live action Sailor Moon movie could be in the works,
and that the girl being looked at for the lead sailor herself is none other than Lindsay Lohan.
Oh my sweet heavens.

The good folks over at Cinematical offer us this:

The story comes from the Japanese magazine called Animage, who report Fox has claimed the rights to Sailor Moon,
and hopes to make a live-action, English langauage version of the popular story. And that's not all!
The magazine further reports Fox's desire to enlist the writing/directing talents of geek kingpin Joss Whedon,
and the acting ... erhem ... talents of Lindsay Lohan, presumably for the title character.

more story: www.egotastic.com (http://www.egotastic.com/entertainment/celebrities/lindsay-lohan/lindsay-lohan-as-sailor-moon-001129)

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From : ANIMAXIS.COM (http://www.animaxis.com/en/zine/newsletter/view.asp?id=N001565)

"CLANNAD" Comes to the Big Screen

An anime feature film based on the Key-produced romance
adventure game "CLANNAD" is set to hit theaters in 2007.

The original "CLANNAD" game debuted in April of 2004, with a Playstation 2 version
released in February of this year. An official manga adaptation and several anthology comics have followed.

Many of the specifics of the film are as yet unknown, but it is somewhat rare for
a game-based movie to be produced without a TV series or OVA release first.
However, with past hits like "Kanon" and "Air", Key has amassed a considerable fanbase,
and it appears they are counting on the fans' movie attendance.

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From: LibraryJournal.com (http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6325076.html)

Supervisor Pulls History of Manga from San Bernardino Library

Responding to complaints from a parent whose 16-year-old son was offended by explicit sex scenes in a history
called Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics (Laurence King Publishing), San Bernardino County Board of
Supervisors, CA, Chairman Bill Postmus has ordered the book removed from the library system.
(Postmus said the book had "obscene images," including "reproductions of pornographic cartoons depicting sex acts,
including sex with animals," though obscenity must be determined by a court.) County Librarian Ed Kieczykowski told LJ
that the book was purchased because of a positive review in LJ and that more than 20 other library systems in the state bought it.
He said he explained the library's selection and reconsideration policy to the supervisor and they looked at the book together.
Kieczykowski estimated that less than two percent of the book was sexually explicit, but Postmus "particularly didn't like the page the cartoon character was having sex with the hamster. He said, 'Do you think this is acceptable for our community?'
I said that we take the book as a whole, but I could understand why people would be upset."

So Kieczykowski agreed to withdraw the book. "This is one of those books that could go either way," he said,
adding that because the library system shares a catalog with the Riverside County Library System, residents could still access the book.
Postmus also was concerned that the book, though in the adult section, was near collections of comics that minors might seek out.
Postmus also called for the library "to draft a plan to protect children from inappropriate books and other materials."
Kieczykowski said that most residents have no quarrel with the library's procedures, but the library would look into the
concept of a J-card. Judith Krug, director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, said this
was the first manga-related book withdrawal that had come to her attention. Librarians have asked for more finely
grained descriptions of the content and age-appropriateness of manga.

barbapapa
April 23, 2006, 03:54 PM
Some random news about series ending:

1. Samurai Deeper Kyo, will end in Shonen Magazine Issue #23
2. 20th Century Boys, has already ended in Big Comic Spirits issue #21-22, the 22nd and final Volume will be on sale in October[br]Posted at: April 22, 2006, 08:31:38 PM_________________________________________________Wow, they're dropping like flies.

Genshiken ends in issue #7 of Afternoon. I suppose that makes 8 Volumes total.

Saiga no Ueki
April 25, 2006, 09:22 PM
From www.themovieblog.com (http://www.themovieblog.com/archives/2006/04/lindsay_lohan_in_sailor_moon_movie.html)

Lindsay Lohan in Sailor Moon Movie?

Ok, file this one under "Really stupid idea that would still make a billion dollars".
There is word going around right now that a live action Sailor Moon movie could be in the works,
and that the girl being looked at for the lead sailor herself is none other than Lindsay Lohan.
Oh my sweet heavens.

The good folks over at Cinematical offer us this:

The story comes from the Japanese magazine called Animage, who report Fox has claimed the rights to Sailor Moon,
and hopes to make a live-action, English langauage version of the popular story. And that's not all!
The magazine further reports Fox's desire to enlist the writing/directing talents of geek kingpin Joss Whedon,
and the acting ... erhem ... talents of Lindsay Lohan, presumably for the title character.

more story: www.egotastic.com (http://www.egotastic.com/entertainment/celebrities/lindsay-lohan/lindsay-lohan-as-sailor-moon-001129)
This has been prooven as being false:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/


Sailor Moon Movie News False (2006-04-25 15:11:20)
Several news sites have repeated a rumor that the latest issue of Animage reports Lindsay Lohan and Joss Whedon will be involved in a Fox produced live-action Sailor Moon movie. ANN has verified that neither the April nor May issue of Animage says any such thing. Joss Whedon is currently slated to direct the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, due out in 2007. No cast details for that film have been announced.

JeffDoogins
April 26, 2006, 08:48 AM
Death Note Live Action movie uses Chilli peppers theme song


posted on 2006-04-06 12:59:01
source: Sankei

Dani California, a song from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers upcoming album Stadium Arcadium, will be the theme song for the upcoming Death Note live-action movie. The Dani California video can be viewed in its entirety. Thanks Vitruvius.

Major cast roles :
Erika Toda as Misa

Ken'ichi Matsuyama as L

Tatsuya Fujiwara as Raitio

Shin Shimizu as Aizawa

Shunji Fujiwara as Watari

Sota Aoyama as Matsuda

Takeshi Kaga as Souichiro

Tatsuhito Okuda as Ukita

Yuu Kashii as Shiori

Asaka Seto as Naomi

Hikari Mishima as Sayu

Ikuji Nakamura as Mogi

Michiko Godai as Sachiko

Shigeki Hosokawa as Ra

Source and website: http://animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6383

okyatoks
May 23, 2006, 03:21 PM
From: Star Bulletin (http://starbulletin.com/2006/05/21/features/story05.html)

‘Manga Clip Art’ instantly fills gaps in art ability
By Burl Burlingame
bburlingame@starbulletin.com (http://bburlingame@starbulletin.com)

Some people are good at sketching. Others are good at drawing, inking and coloring. And others are good at story, dialogue and editing. That's why most comic books have a whole bullpen of talent listed. It's a team effort. Of course, you can do everything yourself, but that takes forever.

And now there's the added distraction of digitizing your images, either for reproduction or for Web use. It's a whole other layer of hassle, but it provides the best possible compromise of comic art production.

For those who just want to get on with the business of telling a story, there's "Manga Clip Art," by artist Hayden Scott-Baron and a host of collaborators. The book also comes with a CD-ROM of digitized images that can be manipulated to create your own manga.

In case you forgot, manga means, pretty much, "irresponsible images," a term the great woodblock artist Hokusai coined to describe the doodles he drew for his own amusement. These days, manga has become a kind of stylized, street-savvy comic-book style with fairly broad illustrations that border on the cartoony. "Manga Clip Art" provides a brief introduction, but it is primarily a catalog of the images on the disc.

The disc also provides a temporary license-free version of PhotoShop Elements, a kind of stripped-down edition of the classic bit-editing computer program, but Elements does everything you need it to here. The book contains basic instructions on image-editing and PhotoShop ins-n-outs.

It all works by layers. Each character has multiple editions of limbs, heads, outfits, guitars, monsters, robots, accessories and such. You click on the layers that best suit the character you're "drawing," make fine-tuning adjustments, then "flatten" the visible layers into a single image. This is then exported for coloring -- several pages are devoted to the art of coloring with digital tools -- and then the image is plopped into a background and dialogue added.

For beginners this is a gas, rather like playing with paper dolls. But the book also provides a refresher course for professionals in the digital-art realm. It can also be used to create storyboards for video production, and it goes without saying that the art here can be changed to suit your own characters, and the techniques used here will also work when you're starting from scratch. Oops, I actually did just say that!

On the downside, no word balloons are included, nor is there even any discussion of word balloons. To run it successfully, you need a Mac or Windows machine with a fair amount of horsepower under the hood. I had to use one of the artist's machines at the Star-Bulletin to accomplish this illustration, which took less than an hour from startup to save. Your plain-vanilla G3 iMac will chug.

I noticed that the illustrations are cleverly rendered so that the Paintbucket tool, used to fill areas, works without interruption. Shading and highlighting are easiest done with the Dodge/Burn tool. You'll also spend a fair amount of time worrying about color and textures more than anything else, but that's good for you.

I wonder if this is how "Garfield" is drawn.

"Manga Clip Art" is listed at $19.95 and likely provides more hours of fun than a $200 video game. PhotoShop Elements as provided on the disc is good for 30 days. The program is about $90 new from Adobe but was likely bundled with your digital camera for free. EBay prices averaged $20 for the program.

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From: Daily Yomiuri Online (http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/book/20060520TDY23003.htm)

Manga migrating to new medium: Will pixels pummel paper?

Kenichi Sato / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer

Seemingly foreshadowing the future, several Internet manga comic magazines have recently been launched. How will the trend affect print magazines, the conventional outlet that has won manga fans worldwide?

Consider the case of Comic Seed!

When a user clicks on an arrow on the screen, the next pair of facing pages appears, just as if the user had turned a page of a print comic magazine. Although this is entirely onscreen, the feeling of following the pictures is not too far removed from the analog experience. The titles include stories about a witch girl and about the computer game industry.

The current incarnation of Comic Seed! was launched by Futabasha Publishers Ltd. in April. The Web magazine was originally managed by another publisher from 2002 to 2005. Futabasha also issues about 10 print comic magazines and now distributes Web-only content on top of that.

Koji Shimano, the head of the company's comic publishing department, says: "Web magazines do not have printing and binding costs, so the total cost is less than half that of a print magazine. We'll create a business model in which we increase readership of the free Web magazine and make profits from ad revenues and sales of [eventual] paperback compilations of each title."

Also in April, Softbank Creative Corp. launched Blood magazine in three forms: a print monthly magazine, paid distribution via cell phone Internet service and a Web magazine. The multimedia debut aims to draw attention as well as to prompt the further development of technology to digitally process manuscripts.

The company is eyeing distributing more manga through various media in the long run.

Blood Editor in Chief Naohiro Nakamoto says: "Most manga manuscripts are still analog [handwritten on paper], and it's behind other publishing fields. If we could have them in digital format from the beginning, it would be easy to distribute overseas."

Behind the trend is the shrinking print magazine market and the expansion of digital comics on cell phones and personal computers.

Sales of print comic magazines have decreased for 10 consecutive years. The figure was 242 billion yen in 2005, down five percent from the previous year. Paperback comic book sales overtook magazines for the first time that year, hitting 260 billion yen.

Publishers continue the operation of print comic magazines, even though many of them are in the red, for the sake of publishing paperback compilations of hit titles from the magazines.

Meanwhile, according to the Institute of Internet Lifestyle, an arm of publisher Impress, the electronic book market in fiscal 2005 is expected to double from the previous year, to about 9 billion yen. One of the significant growth factors in the field is digital comics that can be seen on cell phone screens.

Shogakukan Inc. is on its way to fully digitizing its 20,000 comics. Senior manager Katsumi Amakasu says: "There's an increasing demand from the readers that they want to buy only the titles they want to read."

By contrast, a typical print magazine contains the latest installments of multiple unrelated stories by various artists and writers, although all from the same publisher.

"A Web comic magazine that gathers the titles they want to read even across publishers' boundaries may emerge some day," Amakasu predicts.

So, will Web and mobile manga ever overtake print manga?

Manga critic Yoshihiro Yonezawa says: "The way of reading Japanese manga has developed along with print magazines, which have high degree of freedom. Transition to the Net is unlikely to happen anytime soon."

As more and more young people get used to reading on a screen, the real issue seems to be how to create new forms of expression that will exploit the potential of digital distribution.
(May. 20, 2006)


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From: IGN.com (http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/704/704592p1.htm)

Transformers Cast Confirmed
You heard it here first!
by Stax

May 3, 2006 - IGN FilmForce first reported a few weeks ago that the cast of the live-action Transformers movie was shaping up to be quite an ensemble, with the likes of Oscar winner Jon Voight, Josh Duhamel, Bernie Mac and John Turturro leading the contenders to play the human roles in the film.

Variety has confirmed that Voight has been cast, and "Josh Duhamel, Bernie Mac, John Turturro, Megan Fox and John Robinson are expected to round out the cast. Travis Van Winkle and Shia LeBeouf have already been announced."

The trade adds that "many of the rumored names are not likely to end up in the film." Well, by Variety's own count 7 of the 10 names we mentioned (excluding Michael Clarke Duncan, Tyrese and Rachael Taylor) are now confirmed so that can hardly qualify as "many." That darn "new math" must be to blame.

The DreamWorks-Paramount project, which bears a $100+ million price tag, starts filming later this month under the direction of Michael Bay.

The Transformers is slated to open July 4, 2007.



From: IGN.com (http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/702/702897p1.htm)

Star Blazers Returns
New progress on anime-based film.
by Stax

April 24, 2006 - According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-awaited, live-action feature film version of
Star Blazers has found new life in Hollywood. The trade reports that Benderspink and producer Josh C. Kline
are the latest collaborators to try to bring the 1970s anime classic, a.k.a. Space Battleship Yamato, to the silver screen.

Disney had developed a live-action version of the franchise during the 1990s, scripted by Tab Murphy, but that eventually fell apart.

Benderspink and Kline are on the hunt for a new screenwriter. The film will be produced by Kline, JC Spink and Chris Bender; Brian Spink will co-produce.

As THR reminds us, "The story is set in the 22nd century after an alien attack on Earth has forced survivors to live in underground cities.
After a message arrives from a distant planet promising a cure for the proliferating surface radiation,
Earth's last vestige of hope rests on the crew of a powerful yet untested spaceship,
which must reach the purported new ally and return home before mankind ceases to exist."


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Man pinched for staying at manga cafe for 34 days without paying bill
From : Mainichi Daily News (http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/national/news/20060412p2a00m0na018000c.html)


Mainichi Daily News are running an interesting article about a Japanese man
that decided to live in a manga cafe after running out of money. This case happened in Gifu Japan where
the man lived in the Manga cafe for 34 days without paying for it.

Manga cafe's are places where you can rent a small private room (about the size of a cubicle) for a set length of time.
Most of these establishments have large libraries of manga you can browse and read at your own leisure during your stay.
They are open 24 hours a day and provide some food, and sometimes common ammenities like showers.

The man was lucky enough to stay 34 days in the Manga Cafe and racked up a bill of about $1500.
He was arrested a couple of days ago by the police for fraud.

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A man who stayed at a comic-book cafe in Gifu for over a month and ate there
without paying was arrested Wednesday, police said.

The unemployed man, referring to himself as Kiyoshi Ikeda, 37, was arrested for fraud.
He has reportedly admitted having stayed at the cafe intentionally.

"I ran out of money and I thought I'd stay there until I got kicked out," he was quoted as telling police.

Investigators accuse Ikeda of staying at the cafe in Gifu for 34 days from March 10 until the predawn hours
of Wednesday and eating and drinking there with no intention of paying. He allegedly failed to pay about 150,000 yen in fees.

The manga cafe where Ikeda stayed was open 24 hours a day.
He reportedly lived in a room at the cafe costing 1,000 yen for nine hours.
After ordering a grilled beef dinner on March 10, he reportedly survived on only coffee and toast every morning.
The room had a sofa and a washbasin, which he reportedly used to wash his underwear.

Ikeda had been a regular visitor to the cafe since about January.
His long stay didn't arouse suspicion because the staff members worked on shifts.
Workers reportedly failed to notice that he wasn't keeping up with payments.

The cafe handed him over to police after asking him to pay a bill on Wednesday
and discovering that he was carrying only 16 yen. (Mainichi)

barbapapa
June 18, 2006, 08:29 AM
Another series dropped from Shonen Jump: Beshari Kurashi
It'll be moved to Akamaru Jump for now

NeoShweaty
June 18, 2006, 08:26 PM
what the fuck? is beshari going to end soon or just moving?

barbapapa
June 19, 2006, 06:29 AM
The final chapter will be in the next Akamaru Jump. So it's just moving and ending right away.

NeoShweaty
June 19, 2006, 08:09 AM
damn it got cancelled quick. At least it means i wont have to buy that much manga.

Koen
August 02, 2006, 04:39 AM
I did not know where to put it, but katekyo hitman reborn! will air on tvtokyo autumn. Tv tokyo will air this anime on saturday 10.30

jiehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Kaiten
August 22, 2009, 09:37 PM
Post any manga related news that does not fit in another thread here. Remember, post any anime related news, including adaption announcements in the General Anime (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52662) thread.

Freesia to end in issue 10 of IKKI, on sale 8/25.
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Nodame Cantobile to end in the next issue of Kiss, on sale October 10th.

Source: Anime News Network. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-09-24/nodame-cantabile-to-end-on-october-10)
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Akita Shoten has announced a partnership with Kodansha for domestic and international copyright. They will cosign part of their copyright business for manga to Kodansha in order to take advantage of Kodansha's larger market share and licensing no how in hopes of expanding their international licensing and anime adaptions. Kodansha is Japans largest publisher, Akita Shoten mostly publishes manga.

Kodansha confirmed their plans to directly publish manga in the U.S. For the time being they will focus on back catalog; as previously announced they will begin by reissuing Akira and Ghost in the Shell. As of right now there are no plans to directly release newer titles or exclusively release manga through Kodansha U.S.A. That said they did not extend their licensing agreement with Tokyopop and their contratct with Del Ray expires after 2010.

Negative Syndicate
September 19, 2009, 08:30 AM
I found a shocking news, but I don't know where I should post it, so I'll just make a new thread, here. But, some people might know this news.

Usui Yoshito, the author of Crayon Shin-chan, was disappeared since he was hiking on Gunma Prefecture, on September 12, 2009.

On September 19, 2009, the police found a dead body with a clothing that matches with Usui's. We still don't know whether this dead body is Usui or not.

Rainier
September 19, 2009, 09:58 AM
...Damm.

I hope he is alive and if he isnt I hope it's not because of a Mangaka Serial Killer. That would the the WORST.

BBB Banana
September 19, 2009, 03:06 PM
No it isn't a mangaka serial killer seems like he fell while mountain climbing (the body wasn't confirmed as him but sadly everything points to that).

Rainier
September 19, 2009, 08:54 PM
Oh, I see.
I hope he rests in peace, can't say a lot, I never thought Crayon Shin-chan was amazing, just sometimes good.

Could you even imagine how would it be like to have a Mangaka Serial killer in town? Lmao.

kewl0210
September 19, 2009, 11:35 PM
I'd think "Shocking News" would be more appropriate than "shocking new". Regardless, this is pretty weird. Especially for such a famous mangaka.

fixed the title ^^

sharmine
September 20, 2009, 06:51 AM
yea..i read abt the news as well, i hope it's not him.. PLZ.....shin chan won't be alive w/o U T_T

Googlez_kun
September 20, 2009, 07:27 AM
what??...wow,that's sad news....well in my opinion he left a masterpiece behind,i always loved shinchan,allready as a little kid i loved sitting in front of my tv and watching the shinchan anime^^
yesterday i just started reading the manga and today i have to hear that the author may be dead:(

Negative Syndicate
September 20, 2009, 07:32 AM
I just got a news.

It is confirmed that the dead body is Usui Yoshito.:(

Googlez_kun
September 20, 2009, 07:43 AM
I just got a news.

It is confirmed that the dead body is Usui Yoshito.:(

that's really sad:(
well...then i just hope that he had a nice life:)

R.I.P. Usui Yoshito!

Siberia
September 20, 2009, 09:44 AM
That was so sad to hear that....should we make an official thread for his news?

btw, rest in peace....

(I saw the post few months ago which was about 'what if Usui Yoshito is dead, how will the story be continued... " I guess the thread maker is in trouble now =.=)

pandaaqueen
September 20, 2009, 09:47 AM
R.I.P. ._.

My deepest condolences to the family!

BBB Banana
September 20, 2009, 10:22 AM
It's not a surprise since everything pointed to his death :( but mow unfortunately is confirmed.

Negative Syndicate
September 20, 2009, 10:27 AM
This is very sad news. We lost one of the greatest mangaka.:(

May Rest In Peace, Usui Sensei.

Then, what's going happen to Crayon Shin-chan?

Akiyama
October 25, 2009, 06:17 AM
The December issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine has announced on Saturday that Mushishi creator Yuki Urushibara is launching a new manga called Suiiki (Waters) in the next issue on November 25. The fantasy-themed story centers on a middle school student on the swim team during a mysterious summer vacation. ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-10-25/mushishi-urushibara-launches-suiiki-manga-next-month)

It's going to be great, I just know it! :spaz:

Kaiten
October 25, 2009, 10:56 AM
Mushishi is one of the greatest manga ever. I look forward to Suiiki.

salam-daim
October 25, 2009, 05:45 PM
I read now mushishi, and I dont like this kind of story about a mysterious illness and mysterious remedy, but I am in first volume, that's ameliorate in the next volumes or not?

Kaiten
November 29, 2009, 11:57 PM
If you don't like volume 1 don't expect more form volume 2. It's modernized folktales and fables, very subtext heavy.
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Baby and Me mangaka Ragawa Marimo will begin a new series in Monthly Shonen Magazine called Mashiro no Oto (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-11-06/baby-and-me-ragawa-to-launch-mashiro-no-oto-manga). Initially intended to run as a 111p one shot in issue 1, MSM has already decided to give it a full serialization. The one shot will run as planned in December, the series itself will begin in April. This will be Ragawa's first published shonen.
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The upcoming seventh volume of light novel series Mayoi Neko Overun! will announce an upcoming anime. A manga adaption has also been announced, scheduled to run in Jump SQ.
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Shugo Chara (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-11-29/peach-pit-shugo-chara-manga-to-end-in-japan-next-month) to end in the next issue of Nakayoshi, out in Japan on December 28.

Kaiten
November 30, 2009, 01:32 AM
Toriyama in YJ? Interesting. And not a one shot this time. Any idea who is writing and who is doing the art?

KuwabaraTheMan
November 30, 2009, 02:06 AM
Very interesting. I'll definitely be looking forward to what Toriyama cooks up. It's been a long time since he did something other than a one shot.

Kaiten
November 30, 2009, 02:12 AM
This is the first time I can recall him being serialized in a seinen anthology. Should be very interesting. I'm so curious how he does.

Drmke
November 30, 2009, 10:59 AM
Damn that sounds awesome. Haven't really seen much of Toriyama save the occasional one-shot. I love Katsura's art and mixed with whatever crazy adventure story Toriyama's sure to come up with, I'm really looking forward to this.

Kaiten
November 30, 2009, 12:13 PM
Damn that sounds awesome. Haven't really seen much of Toriyama save the occasional one-shot. I love Katsura's art and mixed with whatever crazy adventure story Toriyama's sure to come up with, I'm really looking forward to this.

Did you read the one shot they did together in SQ a year or two ago?

Drmke
November 30, 2009, 04:32 PM
Did you read the one shot they did together in SQ a year or two ago?

I think I've heard about it, but I have no idea what its called.

Kaiten
November 30, 2009, 05:37 PM
Sachie - chan no Guu!! (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=26384). It was pretty good, give it a try!

Drmke
November 30, 2009, 06:03 PM
That was pretty good! I wonder if they will do something light-hearted like that or maybe something darker...they are in Weekly Young Jump after all.

Kaiten
December 10, 2009, 02:31 PM
Looks darker. The pic has a dark sci - fi/mecha look to it. Vaguely reminds me of the art of Zetman.
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Beck mangaka Harold Sakuishi will return with a new series: Nananin no Shakespeare - Seven Shakespear in issue 3 - 4 of Big Comic Spirits.

http://imagefruity.com/images/f285n9n3s0dqgl45f8.jpg (http://imagefruity.com/images/f285n9n3s0dqgl45f8.jpg)

Hana Yori Dango mangaka Yôkô Kamio will return with a new, as yet unnamed series in issue 3 of Betsuma (February)

http://imagefruity.com/images/h9q1brgjt6ctcpexc1.jpg (http://imagefruity.com/images/h9q1brgjt6ctcpexc1.jpg)

Doubt mangaka Tonogai Yoshiki will return with a new series: Judge in issue 2 of Monthly Shonen Gangan (January)

http://imagefruity.com/images/jejy13iihifo04p4ez6.jpg (http://imagefruity.com/images/jejy13iihifo04p4ez6.jpg)

source: News Paradise (http://www.news-paradise.com/)

Drmke
December 10, 2009, 04:32 PM
Harold Sakuishi's new manga looks like it might be worth a try. Also, Judge will probably be good as well.

Kaiten
December 10, 2009, 11:52 PM
Both could be good, I don't have high expectations that they will actually be translated though. Hana Yori Dango is one of the greatest shojo ever, I'm looking forward to Yoko Kamio's new series. Again, assuming it actually gets translated.

Mushashi
December 11, 2009, 12:19 AM
id be happy to translate that series, then past it on to another group to do everything else, i couldnt be botherd to clean or typesett atm, but a translation wouldnt take me long at all.

Akiyama
December 22, 2009, 05:39 AM
Shugo Chara! Encore! Manga to Launch in February
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa197/esker08/629370.jpg
Source ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-19/shugo-chara-encore-manga-to-launch-in-february)
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The official website of Houbunsha's Comic Gear magazine has announced on Tuesday that it will end publication in the third issue, which will ship in January.

Full article at ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-22/comic-gear-mag-stops-publication-in-january)

Kaiten
December 22, 2009, 10:27 AM
Comic Gear was basically a manga co - op. Sad it didn't work but from what I heard even other mangaka scorned it.

Pantsutastic
January 05, 2010, 03:15 AM
Inoue Confirms End of Vagabond Manga by Year's End
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-01-04/inoue-confirms-end-of-vagabond-manga-by-year-end

Akiyama
January 15, 2010, 11:09 AM
"Tsutomu Takahashi (author of Sidooh, Jiraishin) published in the Super Jump # 04 (On Sale January 27) a One Shot. Celui-ci se nommera Sky High 4 . It will be called Sky High 4." - news-paradise (http://www.news-paradise.com/)
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa197/esker08/thumbnails/th_scan009w.jpg (http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa197/esker08/thumbnails/scan009w.jpg)
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Berserk by Kentaro Miura is back in the Young Animal # 03 (Which is released January 22). -

Hideo Yamamoto said in the summary page of Big Comic Spirits # 07 (Which comes out January 18) that Homunculus will end this year.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa197/esker08/Misc/scan005o.jpg
both are from - news-paradise (http://www.news-paradise.com/)

Koen
January 16, 2010, 11:19 AM
Hiroyuki Takei Reprends Jumbor

Hiroyuki Takei (Auteur de Shaman King) va reprendre Jûki Ningen Jumbor (Série en 12 chapitres parue dans le Shônen Jump en 2003). Retour prévu dans l'Ultra Jump #03 (Qui sortira le 19 Février). La série se nommera simplement Jumbor. Hiroyuki Takei avait déja publié un nouveau chapitre de Jumbor dans l'Ultra Jump #11 (Sortit le 19 Octobre 2009).

Big news for the fans Hiroyuki Takei

It says: Hiroyuki Takei will re-release Juki Ningen Jumbor (Series of 12 chapters from WSJ). Juki Ningen Jumbor will make a return in ultra jump #3 (release: 19th februari). The series will be named Jumbor. It seems he already published a champter in Ultra Jump #11 (released 19th october)

credits: News-paradsie

LilaChan
February 04, 2010, 12:00 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-04/idol-shoko-nakagawa-life-story-made-into-shojo-manga


The March issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine has announced on Wednesday that the Nakagawa Shōko Monogatari (Shoko Nakagawa's Story) manga will launch in the next issue on March 3. Although voice actress/singer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa has drawn her own manga before, Asumi Hara (Saikyō Seito-kai Tsubakiyo) is drawing this biography for Nakagawa. The story will deal with Nakagawa's coming-of-age as she dealt with grade-school bullying and the passing of her father. Nakagawa's father, the popular Japanese actor and singer Katsuhiko Nakagawa (Choriki Robo Galatt, 1985's Toki o Kakeru Shōjo), died when she was only 9 years old.

I knew Nakayoshi had a manga on Morning Musume...but at the very least they did have some young female fans. Shokotan fans are mainly otakus, with a half and half split with male and female. I have no idea why they're drawing a manga on Shokotan...

Kaiten
March 23, 2010, 01:10 PM
http://thumbnails27.imagebam.com/7173/230c6771725688.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/230c6771725688/)

Natsume Ono, mangaka of Ristorante Paradiso and House of Five Leaves, will launch a new series called Nigeru Otoko in the May issue of Manga Erotics F. Nigeru Otoko revolves around an encounter with a bear in a forest where a girl has gotten lost. Hopefully a translator with really good taste steps forward so something by Ono-sensei is finally available online ;)

Yubisaki Milk Tea (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1232) will end in the next issue of Young Animal. That issue will also contain an important announcement about Detroit Metal City.
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Detroit Metal City will end in the 10th issue of Young Animal, on sale April 23 in Japan. Thanks to raw-paradise for the news.

Rei Ayanami
March 25, 2010, 12:25 PM
Twilight Graphic Novel Sells 66,000 Copies in First Week

According to a press release by the North American manga publisher Yen Press, the graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight vampire novel by manhwa artist Young Kim has sold 66,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week. Yen Press said that this is a record for the amount of graphic novels sold in a single week in the U.S. The graphic novel was released on March 16.

The graphic novel had a first printing of 350,000 copies, which also set the record for the largest first printing
for a graphic novel. The first novel in the series is being adapted into two volumes, although the second volume has yet to be scheduled. Kim's artwork is primarily in black and white, with color insert pages in the volumes.

Yen Press will be announcing the release date for the second volume soon. Source: ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-25/twilight-graphic-novel-sells-66000-copies-in-first-week )

Kaiten
May 11, 2010, 10:50 AM
34th annual Kodansha Award Winners Announced:

*Kodomo: Inazuma Eleven (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=31036)
*Shonen: Ace of Diamond (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=10294)
*Shojo: Kuragehime (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=38146)
*Best General Manga: Giant Killing (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=12685)

Ace of Diamond previously won the 2008 Shogakukan Award for shonen. It's a good manga but I'm not sure it's so good it deserve two major awards.

Alan Smithee
May 11, 2010, 10:56 AM
It's really not.

Drmke
May 12, 2010, 03:59 PM
Some awesome news :tem

Buronson (writer of Fist of the North Star, Sanctuary, Heat, Strain, Fist of the Blue Sky, etc.) has started a new manga with Daichi Matsuse as the artist called "Full Swing"
http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af154/drmke/fullswing.jpg

It will premiere in the June issue of Monthly Shonen Sunday.

Link to the article can be found here (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-05-12/fist-of-the-north-star-buronson-launches-full-swing-manga).

Kaiten
June 17, 2010, 01:02 PM
Kodansho announced that Alive (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=2600) writer Tadashi Kawashima (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-17/alive-manga-writer-tadashi-kawashima-passes-away) died on Tuesday of liver cancer. He was 42.

Drmke
June 17, 2010, 01:27 PM
I never read Alive but after reading what the author went through to finish it before he died is amazing. I may actually read it soon.

Googlez_kun
June 17, 2010, 03:27 PM
D:
One of my favourite series!
What a shame he died,Rest in Peace.

Koen
June 17, 2010, 04:27 PM
42 is way too soon to die... This writer could have given more to the writer's/manga world. Life canbe really hard

Kaiten
June 18, 2010, 11:16 PM
It's really tragic. He wrote the final chapters, and began working on a new series, from his sick bed.
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The final issue of Weekly Comic Bunch will ship on August 27. The status of it's series, including the popular City Hunter spin off Angel Heart and Fist of the Blue Sky (Fist of the North Star prequel), has not been announced. Publisher Coamix is considering launching a new anthology this fall.

Comic Yuri Hime S will ship it's last issue on September 18. Yuri Hime S is a quarterly yuri magazine aimed at men. Comic Yuri Hime, aimed primarily at women, will change from quarterly to bi-monthly. Comic Yuri Hime will now "combine the essence of the two", catering to both men and women.

ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-18/comic-bunch-comic-yuri-hime-s-mags-to-end-publication)

Negative Syndicate
June 19, 2010, 10:40 AM
So Tenjo Tenge going to end. Then, I think Ultra Jump really needs another hit series because Tenjo Tenge is highest selling series in UJ, plus I think Steel Ball Run (another hit series) is also near the end.

Kaiten
June 24, 2010, 04:36 PM
Ouran High School Host Club is entering it's final arc, according to the current issue of LaLa. The exact ending has not been reported. The magazine is also launching Host Club: the Last Party fan campaign. The campaign will include a fan art contest, vote for favorite title page, and favorite quotes. The favorite quotes will be recorded by the anime's cast and available as a special mail away offer in the October issue of LaLa. Ouran has been running since 2003.

ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-24/ouran-high-school-host-club-manga-to-enter-final-arc)

Drmke
June 25, 2010, 03:22 PM
If Nabari is ending, I'm almost inspired to catch up on it. I may just wait till it finishes to read it all.

Kaiten
June 28, 2010, 02:05 PM
House of Five Leaves ending is sad, or would be if it were scanlated. I'm looking forward to the volumes being released this fall. Natsume Ono is one of my favorite mangaka.
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Battle Angel Alita: Last Order (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-28/battle-angel-alita/last-order-manga-put-on-hiatus) (GUNM: Last Order) will go on indefinite hiatus after chapter 100, due in the next issue of Ultra Jump. Mangaka Yukito Kishiro has not decided when or if it will return.

Googlez_kun
June 28, 2010, 02:11 PM
House of Five Leaves ending is sad, or would be if it were scanlated. I'm looking forward to the volumes being released this fall. Natsume Ono is one of my favorite mangaka.
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Battle Angel Alita: Last Order (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-28/battle-angel-alita/last-order-manga-put-on-hiatus) (GUNM: Last Order) will go on indefinite hiatus after chapter 100, due in the next issue of Ultra Jump. Mangaka Yukito Kishiro has not decided when or if it will return.

Is there a reason for this?
Or did the manga-ka just get tired of it?

Kaiten
June 28, 2010, 02:37 PM
The full story is in the link but it seems he got in a fight with his editor.

Kaiten
July 06, 2010, 10:45 PM
Now former editor-in-chief of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a Tokyo Bar. ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-06/ex-shonen-sirius-editor-arrested-for-assault-battery)

Jaymie
July 07, 2010, 02:59 PM
NABARI NO OU IS ENDING???????? IN TWO MONTHS???????? Wow. I know that the big bad was just defeated, but he was only revealed to be the big bad like a chapter ago. I hope she doesn't rush this.

destiny4ever
July 09, 2010, 09:00 PM
Florida Mother Protests Manga in Public Library (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-09/florida-mother-protests-manga-in-public-library)

Crestview mom claims manga put son in therapy; city, library choose to keep manga



A mother in Crestview, Florida protested the availability of mature manga at her city's public library and claimed her teenage son was negatively affected after picking up a volume from the general circulation shelves. The parent, Margaret Barbaree, said that the manga had adult themes which she described as "graphic" and "shocking." Barbaree is the founder of a citizens group called Protect Our Children, and she presented her case to the Crestview City Council on June 28.

Barbaree told the council, “My son lost his mind when he found this. Now he's in a home for extensive therapy.”

To read the rest of the article please click on the link at the beginning of the post.

Drmke
July 09, 2010, 10:08 PM
Ahaha. I love stuff like this. Its just like with "mature" music and television. Yeah seeing "graphic images" put her son in therapy. This is just another case of a parent trying to find an excuse as to why she didn't raise her son well enough. Kudos to the library for not backing down to her attack.

Btw, I really wanna know what manga it was. :tem

Drmke
July 10, 2010, 12:20 PM
What's "oad"? Is that an ending?

Akiyama
July 10, 2010, 12:24 PM
Original Anime DVD http://planetsmilies.net/person-smiley-1290.gif

Rei Ayanami
July 19, 2010, 12:45 PM
Seven Seas Hints at Amnesia Labyrinth Manga License


The North American manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment is revealing three new licenses through puzzles on its Twitter account between Sunday and Tuesday. On Monday, Seven Seas provided the following hints for the second manga title: the anagram "Inhabit Manslayer" and the riddle below:

In what kind of maze are you in a daze? Forget where you're going? You're stuck here.

Nagaru Tanigawa, the author of the Haruhi Suzumiya light novels, and artist Kohane Natsumi launched a mystery manga called Kagerō Meikyū (Amnesia Labyrinth) in the July 2008 issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko Magazine. ASCII Media Works has since published the second of the manga's two compiled book volumes last December. The story follows a boy who transfers from a distant all-boys academy to a school near his own home after summer vacation. At the strong urging of a female classmate, the boy investigates a spate of serial killings at his new school.

Seven Seas will not have a panel at this week's Comic-Con International in San Diego, but it will have a booth (#2303). The publisher already hinted on Sunday that it licensed Zekkyō's manga version of Yuyuko Takemiya's Toradora! romantic comedy light novels series. SOURCE: ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-19/seven-seas-hints-at-amnesia-labyrinth-manga-license)

Rei Ayanami
July 26, 2010, 07:50 PM
Air Gear in Hiatus :
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2010/07/26/Pause-pour-Air-Gear

Guess he's taking a break with Tenjou Tenge over

Yusaku Jon 3
July 27, 2010, 08:07 PM
Ahaha. I love stuff like this. Its just like with "mature" music and television. Yeah seeing "graphic images" put her son in therapy. This is just another case of a parent trying to find an excuse as to why she didn't raise her son well enough. Kudos to the library for not backing down to her attack.

Btw, I really wanna know what manga it was. :tem

I'd like to ask the question why she isn't raising the kid to avoid certain things, if she's so concerned about him being overwhelmed by them. My parents didn't want me sneaking a peek at R-rated movies (though that never stopped me from finding out what it was all about -- lots of more worldly cousins had their dirty laundry all over places that I could walk up and find it at the time).

Bomber D Rufi
July 28, 2010, 12:42 PM
Kabukumon end 19th August :
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2010/07/28/Kabukumon-Tire-sa-Reverence

Zerosen end 4rd August :
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2010/07/27/Zerosen-se-Termine

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo - Renkinjutsu Satsujin Jiken end tomorrow :
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2010/07/27/Fin-de-Kindaichi-Renkinjutsu-Satsujin-Jiken
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Hoshi no Samidare - Lucifer And The Biscuit Hammer end Next Month :
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2010/07/28/Fin-de-Hoshi-no-Samidare
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Angel Heart Season 1 end next week :
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2010/07/28/Fin-de-la-Saison-1-dAngel-Heart

Homunculus end this winter :
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2010/07/28/Details-sur-la-Fin-dHomunculus


Sad to see Hoshi no Samidare go...no anime and no license either. :( I thoroughly enjoyed the series, and after reading the last few chapters I guess it makes sense that it's on it's way out now.

In other news, Appearance of the Yellow Dragon! has apparently ended, although the way it seems to be phrased on Clubsunday's site, it's more like a hiatus than an ending. I dunno, take it as you will.

Rei Ayanami
July 30, 2010, 07:19 AM
To Love-Ru Spinoff Manga Series to Launch in October
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3539/4177601.jpg

Kaiten
August 07, 2010, 12:00 PM
I'm really excited about the FMA side story, really curious about what it can be. The issue will also come with Mustang and Black Hayate figures as well as a mail away offer for stickers, and a comic box in the shape of Ed's suitcase. The final chapter will be reprinted too, since the issue it originally ran in sold out through out Japan.

Googlez_kun
August 07, 2010, 12:08 PM
K-on! end next month :
http://twitter.com/manganewsjapon/status/20538243976
Nooooooooo!:crying


Special Chapter for Fullmetal Alchemist on september :
http://twitter.com/manganewsjapon/status/20554791630
Sounds really awesome.It's probably be something like an epilogue,i'm looking forward to it.

Akiyama
August 12, 2010, 01:20 PM
Reinôryokusha Odagiri Kyouko no Uso (Kaitani Shinobu) will be adapted to drama : http://twitter.com/manganewsjapon/status/20953586611
This is awesome news, I never had a chance to read the manga but the drama will be just fine. All I know about the series is that it involves a crime fighting mentalist. I'm so happy right now, October will be here soon. :dance

Kaiten
August 19, 2010, 05:25 PM
Is Comic Zeon new? Who's the publisher?

Jaymie
August 19, 2010, 08:37 PM
Umineko No Naku Koro Ni Chiru (http://livedoor.2.blogimg.jp/sakutaro11/imgs/c/4/c48d2b4f.jpg)will be starting this Fall, with Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch in Gangan Joker starting in October, and Episode 6: Dawn of the Golden Witch in GFantasy starting in November.

So there will be four Umineko series running simultaneously. I feel sorry for the people who don't follow the Visual Novels...

arsene.lupin
August 31, 2010, 09:29 PM
thanks Heiji for reviving new-paradise.

Kaiten
September 01, 2010, 11:20 PM
Anything new by Hiromu-sensei is very welcome. I can't wait!

CBlitz
September 01, 2010, 11:23 PM
I hope she starts up a new series soon, oneshots aren't enough!

Kaiten
September 01, 2010, 11:25 PM
Not at all :3c

Hopefully she won't take two years to start a new one.

Negative Syndicate
September 01, 2010, 11:31 PM
I think Arakawa does need some break. She didn't take any break, even during her pregnancy.

destiny4ever
September 08, 2010, 08:12 PM
Takehiko Inoue Delays Vagabond Manga's Return & Finale (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-09-08/takehiko-inoue-delays-vagabond-manga-return-and-finale)

Historical manga, on hold since 300th chapter ran in July, will now end next year

Manga creator Takehiko Inoue announced on his website on Monday that his Vagabond series will remain on hiatus while he watches over his health. Inoue had announced on August 5 that a chapter of the historical manga would not run in Kodansha's Morning magazine that week due to his health. While he reported on August 23 that the brain and heart tests revealed that he was fine, he continued to rest his body and delayed Vagabond's return past its scheduled return date of September 2.

His other ongoing series, the wheelchair basketball manga REAL, did appear in this year's 39th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine on August 26.

Vagabond last ran in this year's 35th Morning issue (pictured at right), which shipped on July 29. Inoue also drew the cover of that issue to mark the 300th installment of Vagabond. Inoue had announced that he would end the series this year, but his hiatus has delayed the planned finale until next year.

Inoue has been drawing Vagabond in Morning since 1998, and Kodansha published the 33rd compiled volume in Japan in May. Viz Media will publish the 33rd volume in North America next month. Viz also publishes Inoue's Slam Dunk and REAL manga.

Drmke
September 08, 2010, 10:29 PM
Bam! I totally called Vagabond not ending this year!! :tem. Don't believe me? Go read some Vagabond threads....and post. :oh

destiny4ever
September 13, 2010, 03:47 PM
Extra chapter of “Fullmetal Alchemist” in “Shonen Gangan”!

by Shiso

An extra chapter of completed series, Hagane no Renkinjyutsushi (Fullmetal Alchemist), was published in Shonen Gangan’s October issue (http://www.himeyashop.com/popup_image.php/pID/10365) (published on September 11th).

Titled “The end of another journey (もうひとつの旅路の果て)” , the heartwarming story revolves around a day in the life of the brothers (Edward and Alphonse) and their fellows in their hometown.

The last comic of Fullmetal Alchemist will be the 27th volume, and will be published on November 22nd.

Source: MANTAN Web

Kaiten
September 21, 2010, 03:19 PM
A sequel to Genshiken, called Genshiken Nidaime has been announced. Like the first series it will be serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon anthology.

ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-09-21/genshiken-manga-returns-as-genshiken-ii)

DidCart
September 21, 2010, 07:54 PM
A sequel to Genshiken, called Genshiken Nidaime has been announced. Like the first series it will be serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon anthology.

ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-09-21/genshiken-manga-returns-as-genshiken-ii)

One of the happiest days of my life.

Drmke
September 22, 2010, 11:16 AM
Waters is ending already? Not surprising. Didn't seem like it was meant to be a long manga anyway.

Kaiten
September 22, 2010, 02:56 PM
Suddenly stopped caring about the Jump one shots, the six in BCS are ten times better. I really want to see the ones by Taiyo Matsumoto, Adachi, and Fukuchi.

Bomber D Rufi
September 22, 2010, 08:20 PM
Suddenly stopped caring about the Jump one shots, the six in BCS are ten times better. I really want to see the ones by Taiyo Matsumoto, Adachi, and Fukuchi.

QFT.

Fukuchi is one of my all time favorite manga artists, right up there with Sorachi and Oda. Considering that this is a seinen mag though, I wonder if he'll do something a little bit more mature than Ueki and Takkoku?

Kaiten
September 23, 2010, 12:24 PM
It should be interesting, at least. A few years ago when Inoue Kazurou did Undead it was a pretty sharp break from his typical series, at least the two chapters that were translated were. BCS is a pretty quirky anthology, it's hard to know what to expect.

Asarii
September 27, 2010, 06:17 PM
As most of us very well know, ONE PIECE will be returning to Weekly Shonen Jump next week. Before the series' return, here is Oda Eiichiro's comment from Issue 43:

"Thanks to you, I was able to rest my body. Thank you for this happy time. Now, I’m full charged. The “Shinsekai-hen” will be a story moving toward the ending of ONE PIECE. I am very excited to think about the next adventure, as if I’m start a whole new series. Please look forward to see the adventure to the new world."

SOURCE (http://www.tokyohive.com/2010/09/one-piece-to-resume-on-weekly-shonen-jump/)

Special thanks to aramatheydidnt. :)

saladesu
September 28, 2010, 12:55 PM
The November issue of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine has announced on Tuesday that Saiyuki manga creator Kazuya Minekura is putting her manga serial work on indefinite hiatus due to her poor health. Minekura provided more details on her blog on Tuesday.

Until her hiatus, Minekura had been drawing Saiyuki Reload Blast in Monthly Comic Zero-Sum and Saiyuki Ibun in Ichijinsha's Zōkan Zero-Sum Ward magazine.

source (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-09-28/saiyuki-minekura-puts-manga-on-hiatus-due-to-health)

Drmke
October 25, 2010, 12:26 AM
Ew a Level E anime? Why I wonder?

saladesu
November 01, 2010, 06:41 PM
CLAMP's one shot "Gate 7" that was published in this month's Jump SQ will be serialised from next March's issue onwards.

source (http://jumpsq.shueisha.co.jp/contents/topic-clamp/)

Personally I just wish they'd finish what they started. It's been years and still no sign of a continuation for either X/1999, Clover or Legal Drug :<

Bomber D Rufi
November 10, 2010, 01:29 AM
The Beezlebub anime will be drawn by *long sad sigh* Studio Pierrot. Of course we all know it starts in January, and the VA cast will be the same as the Jump fiesta OVA.

Bomber D Rufi
November 10, 2010, 02:58 PM
Pierrot+ and David Production drawing Level E anime.

Looking forward to Arakawa's new project! :)

destiny4ever
November 10, 2010, 06:24 PM
One Piece Manga Volume 60 Sells 2 Million+ in 4 Days (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-10/one-piece-manga-volume-60-sells-2-million+in-4-days)

1st book to sell 2 million+ in 1st week since Oricon began posting its charts in 2008

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The market survey firm Oricon reports that the 60th volume of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga sold 2,094,123 copies between its first official day of sales (November 4) and November 7. It is the first book to sell over 2 million copies in its first week of sales since Oricon began reporting its book ranking charts in April of 2008. This volume topped the previous first-week sales record held by the 59th volume, which sold 1,852,541 copies in August.

The 60th volume already holds a record for having 3.4 million copies published in its first print run. The series overall now has 200 million copies in print. The official fan book One Piece Green -Secret Pieces- also went on sale on November 4 and sold 452,662 copies to rank #3 on the comic sales chart.

Source: Oricon

bellcrossage
November 12, 2010, 02:01 AM
There's a news story on ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-12/37-japanese-publishers-to-launch-n-american-manga-portal) that states that there is going to be a manga portal in North America by March of 2011 from 37 Japanese Publishers. Shueisha, Kodansha, Akita Shoten, Kadokawa Shoten and Shogakukan are all involved with this venture. There is supposed to be a beta for the site by year end.

This is interesting because it seems that they're going full-on fighting scanlations by doing this. I wonder how the landscape will change with this massive (in my opinion) announcement.

Kaiten
November 12, 2010, 02:31 AM
This is why they went to the trouble of fighting the online readers last summer. Hopefully it's good. If there online reader looks like the one VIZ uses, no thanks. And hopefully they don't make people pay.

I don't know how much this will change things. Crunchyroll hasn't stopped fansubs, just made them crappier. I assume the publishers will bring out a lot of manga scanlators have ignored and the scanlators will get what the publishers miss.

Asarii
November 13, 2010, 12:38 AM
What I like most about scanlations is that they're done by fans for fans. They take no profit from doing what they do; it's all volunteer work. I respect the professionals as well, but there's something lacking.

I also like to be caught up so hopefully the online reader will be efficient with speed (w/o sacrificing quality).

M3J
November 13, 2010, 12:42 AM
Professionals lack love that the fan scanlators have. :(

As Kait said, hopefully online is free and has good quality. However, the fact that they got rid of competition could mean that it may not be free, since people would opt for free manga sites over a professional manga site where one has to pay.

Asarii
November 13, 2010, 12:56 AM
They need a REALLY good marketing strategy that would attract scanlation readers (us) to go to their site. I have two questions: what are the benefits? What can be expected from it?

Hopefully they will be answered in the next few months.

M3J
November 13, 2010, 02:28 AM
The translations would tend to be more accurate, though it may be more censored. The quality would be good and the site speed might be good enough since it's a professional service. Their marketing strategy can be from ads and word-of-mouth from otaku if they have good service. I wonder if they'll do beta for selected people... no better way to get attention than that.

Kaiten
November 14, 2010, 03:23 PM
They need a REALLY good marketing strategy that would attract scanlation readers (us) to go to their site. I have two questions: what are the benefits? What can be expected from it?

Hopefully they will be answered in the next few months.

Publishers directly translating and posting their manga online does have it's advantages. They don't need to hunt for raws, find a translator, or base what is posted on their own tastes. Most likely they will translate and post a larger amount of manga then will ever be available in stores or scanlated. The only overhead is paying translators so they don't have to discriminate between what will or won't sell. Since manga is far more popular than anime they will post a ton of obscure series, if something gets enough hits it will probably be licensed.

Akiyama
November 19, 2010, 08:05 PM
The next installment of Raiden-18 (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1442) will be in the January issue of Sunday GX, it's been 5 years since the last chapter.

Xadyu
November 19, 2010, 08:24 PM
The next installment of Raiden-18 (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1442) will be in the January issue of Sunday GX, it's been 5 years since the last chapter.

And what exactly should we think of this? Is it a series or an one-shot? Sequel, prequel, spin-off?

Negative Syndicate
November 19, 2010, 08:45 PM
And what exactly should we think of this? Is it a series or an one-shot? Sequel, prequel, spin-off?

I think it will be one shot.

Newkerzy
November 26, 2010, 10:00 AM
Ken Akamatsu supports free manga. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-25/negima-akamatsu-wants-to-put-dojinshi-on-manga-site)

Wow, :zomg a big-name mangaka uploads his manga for everyone to download for free!!!! He even says he has found a way to make a profit out of it too. God, I hope he can convince the Big 3 to upload their mangas (even if secretly) :ninja Hell, for all I know, he should be one of the big guys for OneManga. (director of convincing-the-big-3-to-upload-their-mangas)

I think this is a huge step in manga history. There's no doubt the manga industry will soon be revolutionized. With a big-name like him, hopefully major manga publishers will take this change seriously. Now all we have to do is take this to the next step: Scanlations.

Akiyama
November 27, 2010, 08:23 PM
1 step forward and 2 steps back.

J-Comi Starts: “450,000 DLs, But Nobody Bought a Thing!” (http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/11/27/j-comi-launches-450000-dls-but-nobody-bought-a-thing/)

At first it made me laugh but then I was sad. Thinking of all the possibilities this could have spured in the future has decrease in my mindset. Ken Akamatsu had good intentions but maybe next time they can have a better plan.

kewl0210
November 27, 2010, 08:33 PM
You honestly can't use Sankaku Complex like it's a legitimate news source. Half their stuff is made up the other half is unwarrented extrapolation.

Just, in general. They're like if 4chan had a news website.

Akiyama
November 27, 2010, 08:45 PM
They do source Ken Akamatsu's twitter http://twitter.com/#!/KenAkamatsu/status/8312115060277248 As long as their translation is correct it seems to be true. I don't even visit this site so I'm not fimiliar with their background. Thanks Kewl.

kewl0210
November 27, 2010, 08:54 PM
They'll do something like take something out of context and blow it up to try to be trolls, like on 4chan. Then back it up with comments from trolls on 2ch like those things are legitimate news sources or offhand comments mean something or another. That's why they phrase their headlines like "such and such is a failure" to grab people's attention, because it's severely exaggerated or blown up. The guy could've been kidding or exaggerating on his twitter, and then they draw their own conclusions and extrapolate to get people riled up .

You'll also notice half their news posts are about how "eroi" hentais and visual novels are and stuff like that, and their borders are lined with ads for porn sites. Which doesn't exactly scream "legitimate". Nothing written their is an objective representation of the truth.

blai
December 02, 2010, 05:57 AM
Highest-selling manga of 2010:


1. ONE PIECE 32,343,809
2. NARUTO 7,409,068
3. Kimi ni Todoke 6,572,813
4. FAIRY TAIL 5,739,526
5. BLEACH 5,204,193
6. Fullmetal Alchemist 5,165,052
7. Gintama 3,978,439
8. Katekyou Hitman REBORN! 3,479,219
9. Nurarihyon no Mago 3,269,379
10. Nodame Cantabile 3,246,355


So, to summarize;
OP sold over twice as much as in -09 and are still showing sale progress, Kimi no Todoke sold a lot of their late volumes with very few sales in the first semester, surprising.
Bleach still sells averagely more than FT per new volume but FT has sold a lot of their older volumes and actually beat Bleach and took it's spot from last year.
FMA takes the sixth spot because of the amount of backlog sales and the final volume which sold tenfold it's previous volumes. Sale increase probably due to it's ending.
Nodame also ended this year and sold a lot of volumes during the first semester with a big decrease towards the second but still managed to stay in the top ten, but not by a big margin.
And lastly Nurarihyon no Mago can thank the anime for bringing in a huge boost of volume sales.



SOURCE (http://contents.oricon.co.jp/entertainment/ranking/2010/bookrank1201/index13.html)


Don't know if this has been posted somewhere else or if it belongs somewhere else as I'm not super-familiar with this section. So please move/delete if necessary.

Thanks,

Blai

andysislands
December 05, 2010, 01:25 AM
From the latest issue of Shonen Jump USA, here's some circulation numbers about monthly Shonen Jump in the US and Canada by Viz:

Averages from October 2009 - September 2010:
Total: 290,629
Percent paid: 84.16%

January 2011 issue:
Total: 353,850
Percent paid: 61.10%

For all the numbers you can read them here: http://shamanking-nation.com/english/usa-release/shonen-jump-usa-circulation-data/

Akiyama
December 05, 2010, 04:57 PM
Looking good for SJ, survive for many years to come. I think the guys over at One Piece Podcast provided a picture that confirms the 100th issue is featuring Cross Epoch, the OP x DB cross over. I'm going to check out the NuraMago reader site when it opens on December 7th.

Negative Syndicate
December 06, 2010, 12:13 PM
http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1012/06/news069.html

Shonen Jump also going to distribute free manga at Akamatsu's website to support him.

Based on 2ch, it said that a series Shonen Jump going to distribute most likely be Belmonde Le VisiteuR.

Newkerzy
December 06, 2010, 09:24 PM
.....What?? no BIG 3?? or even some Enigma?? Good god, JUMP once again you're pretty much being an idiot.

Negative Syndicate
December 06, 2010, 09:41 PM
.....What?? no BIG 3?? or even some Enigma?? Good god, JUMP once again you're pretty much being an idiot.

I agree that they should have distributed one of Big 3. But I don't think Enigma should be distritube in free.

Drmke
December 06, 2010, 10:43 PM
.....What?? no BIG 3?? or even some Enigma?? Good god, JUMP once again you're pretty much being an idiot.

Why give away their biggest selling manga for free when they know people are already going out buying them in large numbers?

Kaiten
December 06, 2010, 10:56 PM
.....What?? no BIG 3?? or even some Enigma?? Good god, JUMP once again you're pretty much being an idiot.

J-Comi is still in beta testing. The formal launch won't be until January. The stated purpose of the site is to distribute manga that is out of print in Japan, not mega hits like the big 3. The site isn't affiliated with a publisher but started by Love Hina/Negima mangaka Ken Akamatsu. There will be an online platform, with translations for international audiences, started by a coalition of Japanese publishers. This isn't it. As far as I know there has not been any announcement that J-Comi will be localized for international audiences.

Newkerzy
December 06, 2010, 11:36 PM
True. But Akamatsu could very well be used as an example for the prospect of mangakas publishing their manga for free on the net. And this can also be an indirect implication that Akamatsu agrees with scanlations. This can also be seen as the first step for free scanlations getting support from mangakas.

If we can just get the OpenManga guys here to do a beta collaboration with him, we can show him how profitable the international market is on the net. Then, all we need to do is ask him to spread the word. I can't think of anyone else that would be a perfect PR for the cause of having free scanlations on the net and help convince some publishers and mangakas to create a manga site.

Negative Syndicate
December 10, 2010, 01:12 PM
http://www.asahi.com/national/update/1210/TKY201012100115.html

It looks like regulation for selling manga with "graphic image" to readers under 18 was passed in Tokyo. Also, manga with characters who is above 18 years-old (this part is too broad) will also be considered in this regulation.

I wonder how this reguation will affect on shonen magazines.
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http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=soc_30&k=2010121000797

10 publishers (including Shueisha, Kodansha, and Shogakukan) will make boycott on upcoming Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011 for against new manga regulation.

Bomber D Rufi
December 26, 2010, 02:19 AM
Nakayama Atsushi is looking for assistants for his next serialization. I dunno if it's for Young jump or anything like that, but since it's advertised on their site, I think it's safe to assume he's going to be headed here. Perhaps he plans to serialize that one shot from a while back?

http://yj.shueisha.co.jp/assistant/nakayama/

Saitama,
Guys around 30 (Or lower) preferred.
Proficiency in Comic studio preferred.
Be prepared to work 3~4 days a week. (Stay overs possible.)

Anyone here up for it? :-P Lol.

Bomber D Rufi
December 26, 2010, 02:28 AM
One Shot (Love Comedy) for Miracle Jump #01
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2010/12/21/Miracle-Jump-%3A-Precisions

Is it just for that? Cause the thing on the advert for new assistants says new 'Serialization'. not one-shot. I think the one shot is a done deal, and he's looking to start a series.

Newkerzy
January 04, 2011, 12:20 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-01-03/j-comi-google-work-on-comic-viewer-with-foreign-support

Well, I'm glad that Akamatsu's J-comi is doing well and he obviously sees the HUGE potential in western readers. Not only that, the best part is that is the website will be user-oriented. Now, if JUMP's really serious about a manga site, they should follow Akamatsu's format. (wonder if Akamatsu can convince his magazine to let him publish Negima on his site, just as a test run for on-going series)

Kaiten
January 17, 2011, 01:22 PM
Nominees of the fourth Manga Taisho Awards have been posted. Series are chosen by a nominating committee composed mostly of bookstore staffers. All series have to have started in 2010 or have less than ten volumes released. Gaku - Minna no Yama (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=13401) won in 2008, Chihayafuru (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=28805) in 2008, and Thermae Romae (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=42953) in 2010.

2011 Nominees:
I am a Hero (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=43241)
Otoyome-gatari (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=37308)
Omo ni Naitemasu (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=50956)
Kokukoku (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=31434)
Sayonara mo Iwazu ni (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=46081)
Saru (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=52096)
3Gatsu No Lion (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=13885)
Un chocolatier de l'amour perdu (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=38680)
Shingeki no Kyojin (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=47446)
Drifters (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=42555)
Don't Cry Girl (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=39587)
Hana no Zubora Meshi (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=61469)
Mashiro no Oto (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=49396)

3Gatsu no Lion and I am a Hero were previously nominated, in 2008 and 2009 respectively. I read four nominees: I am a Hero, Otoyome-gatari, 3Gatsu no Lion, and Shingeki no Kyojin. I'd be happy with any winning. Drifters is the only other nominee that's been scanlated.

Galactic Tomahawk
January 18, 2011, 05:09 AM
Would be awesome if I Am A Hero won, especially since it's already been up a couple times.

Also Saru and Chocolatier sound really interesting.

saladesu
January 20, 2011, 12:01 PM
Cyber Manga iPhone App
A 2-man mangaka unit Kinohana Sakuya have developed a free application for the iPhone/iPad, called "Cyber Manga #1", which will have manga panels moving just like in anime. When the user taps on the manga panel, the anime will begin. The lines will be voiced by seiyuus Hiyama Nobuyuki, Ogata Megumi and Horie Yui. The selling point of this application is that from the second chapter, the user can try out a "multicast system". The user can select which seiyuu to voice each character, and there is even an option of having a single seiyuu voice all the characters in the manga. Although browsing manga on the application is free, users are free to pay any amount they wish after reading, by using "Arigato Dolls" that are each worth ¥115.

Read more in today's animanga news post (http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/449)! :nuts

By the way, manga news will be announced on the MH front page as well so do check that out as well :amuse /pimping

andysislands
January 26, 2011, 08:45 PM
Ultimo is removed from Shonen Jump USA and effectively put on hiatus for at least 4 months (but more likely 6 months at the earliest). Full news story can be found here (http://shamanking-nation.com/english/ultimo-removed-from-sj-usa-no-new-chapters-for-months/) and printed below:


In a shocking turn of events, Ultimo has been removed from the monthly manga line-up of Shonen Jump USA. In the March 2011 issue (issue #3, available now at some news stands), on page 122 this announcement was printed. This single page announcement was stuck between chapters of Bleach. The leading lines of the announcement read; “You noticed it. You told us about it. You said you wanted it! We’re giving it to you!” In the previous issue (Feb 2011, #2), there was a preview for Ultimo in the upcoming March 2011 issue. Chapter 21 was not published in this issue. Chapter 21 will be published in volume 6, which has not been printed in Japan yet, and does not have a US release date and will not be released for at least 4 months.

There is an extra bubble near the title, (which refers to it as “Big Ultimo News”) which states that it is “Uncut! Uncensored! Unbound!” It is possible that the newer volumes of Ultimo may be more graphic and use more mature language than the Shonen Jump edition had. Previously Bakuman was censored for the Shonen Jump publishing, but fixed for the volume print. Ironically, Viz re-published Death Note chapter 2 in this issue and Hiroyuki Takei is listed for the cover art for the issue (though he has no artwork on the cover). Hiroyuki Takei’s previous series, Shaman King, was also cut early from Shonen Jump and given graphic novel-only treatment.

Ultimo volume 4 will go on sale March 1st, 2011 and volume 5 will go on sale June 7th. After the 5th volume, we do not know the release schedule, the release of Chapter 21 (first chapter of volume 6) will have to be sometime after June 7th and effectively put the series on hiatus for at least 4 months, if not at least 6-8 months. It is possible that Ultimo volume 6 could be released in the US sometime August at the earliest, but could be as late as October depending on Viz’s release schedule.

Asarii
January 28, 2011, 01:52 AM
The name, Naoto Date, undoubtedly sounds nostalgic to those in their late 40s or older. He is the main character of the manga work, "Tiger Mask." After spending his childhood as an orphan, Date becomes a star wrestler called Tiger Mask. The work was made into an anime, which was aired on television from 1969 to 1971. In the story, Date uses part of his earnings from wrestling to anonymously extend donations to the orphanage where he grew up.

On Dec. 25 last year, 10 school backpacks were found at the front gate to a child consultation center in Gunma Prefecture, and a letter from "Naoto Date" was attached to them. After it was reported by news organizations, backpacks, cash and toys were sent to child consultation centers and foster homes in Kanagawa, Okinawa, Gifu and other prefectures one after another by people calling themselves Naoto Date.

The movement may indicate that those of the Tiger Mask generation are sharing empathy with the anonymous goodwill.

Unlike those at the time of Tiger Mask, foster homes are now full of not only orphans but also victims of child abuse and children suffering from developmental disorders. Such facilities are required to offer better care and a family-like education environment for children.

[...]

One cannot help but wonder whether those who call themselves Naoto Date donated the backpacks and other items to facilities for children because they were no longer able to stand by and watch these children in such distress. Some of them may have done it merely with a light heart. Still, we would like to support their actions.

[...]

As is shown by citizens' volunteer activities in disaster-hit areas, however, warm-heartedness is generated among people when their neighborhoods face crises. If gifts by those calling themselves "Naoto Date" are an indication of such a move, it should be used as an opportunity to nurture a spirit of mutual assistance.

We can no longer rely solely on families, regional communities or public social security programs. The introduction of tax breaks for those who extend donations to nonprofit organizations has been incorporated in a tax system reform plan for fiscal 2011.

This opportunity should be fully utilized to ensure that a newly generated culture and spirit of charity will take root in Japan.

SOURCE (http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/news/20110112p2a00m0na003000c.html)

I heard about this a while ago, but it's never too late to share. :) I love that anonymous group of doners are helping out under the name of their childhood hero. Hopefully it'll be a lasting trend. Here's a screenshot of Naoto Date (http://petrosmiki.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_052/petrosmiki/tigermask.jpg).

saladesu
February 01, 2011, 11:09 PM
http://static.mangahelpers.com/gallery-thumbnails/13869 (http://mangahelpers.com/gallery/news-writers/13869)

ONE PIECE finally appears in Japan Post's popular stamp series "Anime, Heroes and Heroines Series". JP will begin selling sheets of 10 pieces of ¥80 stamps, each adorned by the various character of ONE PIECE on the 23rd of March 2011 as the 15th edition of the series. Each sheet of stamps will cost ¥800.

More details in this news post (http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/462)

Finally, One Piece gets to be in JP's "Anime, Heroes and Heroines" stamps series! :nuts The last series to be used for the stamps was Chibi Maruko-chan. Take a look (http://www.post.japanpost.jp/kitte_hagaki/stamp/anime.html) at the others in the same series.
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When I first read about the Weekly Tezuka Osamu Magazine for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad (http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/460), I thought it was only going to be available in Japan, in Japanese.

Today I discovered different! :nuts If you have one of the above devices, search the App Store for "Astro Boy Magazine", and download it because it's totally free. You will then be able to read some true manga classics by one of the most famous mangaka of all time :) You will be able to read Astro Boy, Phoenix, Dororo and Black Jack, all by Tezuka Osamu, in English. Every week, one issue (100 pages) is released and can be downloaded for free. However, the following week, you will need to delete the previous issue before you can download the next, or else you will need to pay. So essentially, you're getting all this manga in a both 100% free and 100% legal manner :amuse

By the way, there is also a Chinese version for those of you more fluent in that language.

Sloggett
February 03, 2011, 06:28 PM
Today I discovered different! :nuts If you have one of the above devices, search the App Store for "Astro Boy Magazine", and download it because it's totally free. You will then be able to read some true manga classics by one of the most famous mangaka of all time :) You will be able to read Astro Boy, Phoenix, Dororo and Black Jack, all by Tezuka Osamu, in English. Every week, one issue (100 pages) is released and can be downloaded for free. However, the following week, you will need to delete the previous issue before you can download the next, or else you will need to pay. So essentially, you're getting all this manga in a both 100% free and 100% legal manner :amuse

By the way, there is also a Chinese version for those of you more fluent in that language.


Is this only available in some countries? Cause I have done a search in itunes and couldn't find it.

saladesu
February 03, 2011, 09:18 PM
According to the official website (http://astroboymagazine.com/), it says it is available in the following countries:


Available iTunes Store:
United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

I'm not very sure why you can't find it though... Maybe because it's new it hasn't launched in Aussie yet...? :/

dagnel
February 04, 2011, 06:07 AM
thank you saladesu, i've downloaded the app.
if someone is looking for this app, here is the direct itunes link: appstore (itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weekly-astro-boy-magazine-free/id335146119?mt=8)

saladesu
February 10, 2011, 11:37 AM
Straight off my latest front page news post -


ONE PIECE #61 Breaks Japan's First Press Printing Record for 6th Time with 3.8 Million
The first press of Oda Eiichirou's ONE PIECE volume #61, which went on sale on the 4th, had 3,800,000 copies printed. This is the 6th time ONE PIECE is breaking its own record set by its previous volume for highest number of first press copies printed in Japan. This time, it's a jump of 400,000 copies from volume #60's 3,400,000 copies.

original source (http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20110204-00000008-mantan-ent)

Woohoo, go One Piece :thumbs No surprises here at all. Wonder when it'll hit 5million first press copies...?


Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei and Historie win at 14th Bunkachou Media Art Festival
The winners of the 14th Bunkachou Media Art Festival (Bunkachou is the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs) were announced and "Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei" took the top prize in the Animation category while "Historie" did likewise in the Manga category.

For the Animation category, Excellence Awards also went to "Colorful", "Maimai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou", "Fumiko no Kokuhaku" and "Wakaranai Buta", while "The Wonder Hospital" received an Honorable Mention.

Meanwhile, for the Manga category, Excellence Awards also went to "Kokou no Hito", "Fuuunji-tachi Bakumatsu-hen", "Bokurano" and "Red", while "Uchi no Tsuma tte Dou Deshou?" received an Honorable Mention.

original source (http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/festival/2010/winner.php)

I have never heard of most of these anime or manga... Except for Historie, Kokou no Hito and Bokurano, but I've never read any of them. Kokou no Hito and Bokurano are both on my reading list - maybe I should up their priority :grin Roflkopt3r should be happy to see Kokou no Hito on this list! :amuse
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18-year-old Teenager Arrested for Illegally Uploading Raw Manga
An 18-year-old boy in Katagami City, Akita Prefecture, was arrested on the 8th for violation of copyrights. The boy had uploaded scans of manga onto an American online file-hosting sites without permission.

According to the police's High-Tech Crime Joint Task Center, the boy had uploaded scans of around 3,800 volumes of manga from around 260 different series, to online file-hosting websites without permission. His site, Manga.jp had an estimated 2.5 million hits, and he had earned approximately ¥270,000 via advertising revenue.

The boy admitted to the crime, stating, "I obtained the manga from other sites. I wanted to try it for myself."

Between 15th August and 3rd September last year, the boy had uploaded 3 volumes of manga including volume 11 of "Nurarihyon no Mago" (Shueisha) from his home computer.

MH front page (http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/476)

Hmm, wonder if other raw sites will be next. But as history has shown, new ones will probably just pop up to replace them...

The worst part of this is really that he was earning money off it...
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Monthly Shounen Magazine JUMP SQ Becomes iPad Application
It seems that publishers are finally getting their act together and seriously making digitalized versions of their manga magazines. Shueisha is now making the whole JUMP SQ available as an iPad application and at an affordable price. One can expect that other publishing firms will soon follow suit in creating and selling digital versions of their magazines.

Shueisha is beginning their move with "Monthly JUMP SQ" and its special issue. All one has to do is download the free application "Monthly JUMP SQ" from the App store, select which issue they want and pay.

The issue of JUMP SQ that went on sale on 6th January is available to be read on iPads at ¥115. Never mind the fact that it's a month old, it's simply amazing that one can now purchase a magazine that cost ¥500 at just ¥115. The number of issues available will only increase from here on out.

In addition, upon downloading the "Monthly JUMP SQ" application, 2 issues of "JUMP SQ19" (special issue) will be available for free. Just like the physical version, one will be able to read just about all manga via this application (a small fraction of manga are not viewable on the app).

Right now, only "Monthly JUMP SQ" is available, but there is the possibility that other popular manga magazines such as "Weekly Shounen JUMP" will also be made available digitally.

MH Front Page News (http://mangahelpers.com/news/edit/480)

What I would give to be able to read Jump SQ and Shounen Jump and like any other manga magazine on my iPhone :wtf And ¥115?! I would gladly pay even twice that for an issue of either magazine every week/month.

On the whole: Awesome move :kkthumbs Now make it available on iPhone/iPod Touch and internationally :yelling I can't find it on the App Store (even searching with the Japanese name), so I'm assuming it's not available outside of Japan :scry

Drmke
February 10, 2011, 02:07 PM
Hmm not having an iPhone sucks a little bit more each :p I too would love to be able to read each issue (even though I suck at Japanese) and would gladly pay the price :(

Kaiten
February 12, 2011, 12:26 PM
Considering the shambles magazine sales are in this article made me wonder: what took so long?

It would be brilliant if they make an iphone/ipad/kindle ap for foreigners to read manga anthologies. What better way to combat scanlations than make the actual manga available for sale :p

Asarii
February 12, 2011, 05:24 PM
It would be brilliant if they make an iphone/ipad/kindle ap for foreigners to read manga anthologies. What better way to combat scanlations than make the actual manga available for sale :p

That's a great idea! Apple commercials talk about how there's an app for everything, but there's no app (that I know of) where translated manga can be readily bought or read with the iTouch/iPhone/iPad. Get with the program, foreign publishers! :p

blai
February 12, 2011, 05:32 PM
That'd be pretty rad! (Yeah, I used the word "rad" deal with it!)

Currently I'm reading manga through "Manga Browser" on my android where I choose from MangaReader, MangaStream, MangaFox or Bleach Exile but I would love to read the actual magazines, I'd gladly pay for it. Like an app where you pay a couple of € and then read it online like anything else.

Asarii
February 12, 2011, 06:03 PM
I don't think it would be too hard to develop either. They can simply use the same or similar coding as to how eReaders work. Sadly I only have an iPod, but I wouldn't mind paying for the app so I can read manga anywhere I go. :p

You can read manga by cellphone in Japan so why can't foreign fans do the same! XD

Newkerzy
February 14, 2011, 03:19 AM
You do remember that some of us live in developing countries,right?? that means WE CAN'T pay with credit cards since it's too risky. Not only that, what about the underage customers?? how are they going to get money from that?? the best way is to emulate Akamatsu's format.

saladesu
February 14, 2011, 03:36 AM
In order to have an Apple account (with which to even get any apps on your ipod touch/ipad/iphone), you need a credit card regardless of your age. I don't have one, I use my mum's (but since I don't buy any apps [I grab them off my brother when he does] she doesn't get billed anything). I'm sure all "underage" customers with apple products do likewise.

The best way imo is to have both. I mean, reading manga on iPhone and iPads is good for when you're on the move. But if you ask me to choose between reading manga on a computer and on a iphone, I'd obviously choose a computer because it's bigger, less strenuous on the eyes etc. Having the option to be able to read on a mobile device is great, but I'd like to have a choice when I'm not on the move.

Newkerzy
February 14, 2011, 04:54 AM
That's true, but remember that it's really hard for the underage to ACTUALLY keep track of the Apps they subscribe and in the end they end up busting their parents' wallet. So, if they're really serious about App Mangas, they're going to have to find a safer way to get profits from the underage. And really, Akamatsu's format is probably the best one out there.

andysislands
March 07, 2011, 04:44 PM
Just in case you didn't buy Shaman King in it's original volumes, or the updated Kang Zeng Bang release with new ending and artwork throughout...

Shaman King is being republished under the Jump Remix imprint starting in April. New cover art and postcards to be included. Full news story from Shaman King Nation (http://shamanking-nation.com/english/shaman-king/shaman-king-to-be-reprinted-under-jump-remix/):


Two months ago (http://shamanking-nation.com/english/shaman-king/shaman-king-returns-new-project-card-fight-vanguard/) Takei made an announcement that he listed Shaman King as an active project for 2011. Today, the full announcement about Shaman King was released. The entire series of Shaman King will be reprinted on a bi-monthly basis under the Jump Remix imprint. Jump Remix takes a complete Shonen Jump series and republishs it in a cheap format. The quality, and size of the paper is similar to Weekly Shonen Jump (though the issue will only contain one series). Each issue could contain anywhere between 400 to 500 pages for around 500-600yen per issue.

Though not officially announced, this will most likely be the newly published “Kang Zeng Bang” edition of the manga, which contained new artwork and a new conclusion to the story.

Each issue of the Shaman King Jump Remix volumes will contain brand new cover art and a postcard. Other Jump Remix series also had new interviews and posters. The extras for these volumes may change over time.

The current announced release schedule:

April 1st: シャーマンキング 1 霊と絆を持つ少年~麻倉葉登場 (550円)
April 15th: シャーマンキング 2 SF予選~高層ビルでホロホロ戦 (600円)
April 28th: シャーマンキング 3 SF予選~外国人墓地でファウスト戦 (550円)

April 1st: Shaman King 1: The boy with a bond with ghosts~Asakura Yoh entrance (4/1)
April 15th: Shaman King 2: SF Preliminary Contest~Horohoro fights at the skyscraper (4/15)
April 28th: Shaman King 3: SF Preliminary Contest~Faust fights in the foreign cemetery (4/28)

Jump Remix has also gone on the record, though the first issue is released on April 1st, this is not an April Fools Joke. Shaman King Nation will continue to follow this news story as each issue is released in Japan.

saladesu
March 09, 2011, 11:19 AM
Distant Star Manga's Sahara Launches Tetsugaku Retora

The April issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday magazine is announcing on Saturday that Mizu Sahara (The Voices of a Distant Star, My Girl) is launching a new manga called Tetsugaku Retora in the next issue on April 12. The manga will follow the story of the strong bonds between a boy and a girl; it is Sahara's first series in a shōnen magazine.

Besides adapting the The Voices of a Distant Star anime into manga, Sahara also drew the Same Cell Organism and The Day I Become a Butterfly boys-love manga (both released by North America's Digital Manga Publishing) under the name Sumomo Yumeka. She drew My Girl, a manga about a man raising his former girlfriend's daughter, in Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch magazine from 2006 to 2010. This manga inspired a live-action television series in 2009.

source (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-03-09/distant-star-manga-sahara-launches-tetsugaku-retora)

I realized we don't even have a Monthly Sunday thread (nor did I even know this magazine existed, lol)... Anyway yay for Sahara Mizu :D though I figure it will be a while before I'll ever get to read this (or even finish My Girl for that matter).
[hr]

"Comics Bookstore Staff All Over Japan Recommend 2011" Rankings

Read the full article at the MH Front Page (http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/518), here's just the top 10:
Shingeki no Kyojin by Isayama Hajime (Bessatsu Shounen Magazine)
Sangatsu no Lion by Umino Chica (Young Animal)
Thermae Romae by Yamazaki Mari (Comic Beam)
I Am A Hero by Hanazawa Kengo (Big Comic Spirits)
Ao no Exorcist by Katou Kazue (Jump Square)
Gakuen Babysitters by Tokeino Hari (LaLa)
Barakamon by Yoshino Satsuki (Gangan ONLINE)
Shirokuma Cafe by Higa Aroha (Monthly flowers)
Mashiro no Oto by Ragawa Marimo (Monthly Shounen Magazine)
flat by Aogiri Natsu (Monthly Comic Blade Avarus)

source (http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/518)

Yay for Shingeki no Kyojin! It's getting nominated for things like this left and right :amuse And I Am A Hero :zomg And and, Ao no Exorcist!!! :nuts I mean I love the series but usually stuff like it don't get on these kind of lists so I'm so happy for it :nod

I only read 3 on this list (SnK, I Am A Hero and AnE) but I think I would definitely be interested to read the rest (Thermae Romae appears again... I think this is a sign, lol) :XD

Drmke
March 09, 2011, 07:10 PM
Yeah I only read Exorcist and Hero but it's good to see them getting recognition.

Newkerzy
April 13, 2011, 10:11 PM
I...am speechless :jawdrop (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-11/j-comi/purify-file-shared-manga-with-authorized-ads)

All hail Akamatsu-sama!!! every scanlation readers out there must bow to his greatness and kiss the earth he walks on!!!O0

And what's even better, there's also going to be an English version out.

Although, I have to wonder about Negima. It's his work, so it's completely within his rights to upload it to J-comi. If anything, there could be a controversy if he does upload Negima. But I do hope he will do so. He could use it as a test-run for showing the potential of Online manga with ongoing series.
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The first "purified" manga. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-13/j-comi-posts-1st-user-submitted-purified-manga-scans) Let's hope other big names will join in on this.

saladesu
April 15, 2011, 09:48 AM
The second "purified" manga, Miracle Hime Jubilee is up on J-Comi :)

Also, guess this counts - Japflap (HQ Naruto scanlation group) got a C&D order. Whether or not this spells trouble for other scanlation groups is yet to be seen.

More details on both in today's news post (http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/577).

Akiyama
April 15, 2011, 01:01 PM
Tokyopop USA branch closing by May 31st. http://www.comicsbeat.com/2011/04/15/end-of-an-era-tokyopop-shutting-down/
Stu Levy message. http://www.tokyopop.com/Stu/tp_article/3203033.html

andysislands
April 19, 2011, 07:19 AM
Not much of a news story right now.... but probably anyone who reads this thread would like to know...

The Editor in Chief for Weekly Shonen Jump now has an official Twitter. He also posts entirely in English. Here's his account: http://twitter.com/#!/SASAKI_Hisashi

Drmke
April 19, 2011, 08:15 PM
Wow so Tokyopop is calling in quits huh? Can't say I'm sad. They mostly published manga nobody bought or cared about and had god-awful translations.

Asarii
April 20, 2011, 12:31 AM
↑ Funny how a Livejournal community is feeling sad despite the flaws Tokyo Pop had. XD Aren't most of the series they publish shoujo?

I find it inconvenient that they're shutting down. There are still ongoing manga that I hope some other publisher will pick up.

Akiyama
April 21, 2011, 11:42 AM
I can die happily now that Mirai Nikki is getting an anime this fall. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-21/future-diary-tv-anime-confirmed-for-fall
Let's hope it will be a big improvement from the OAD.

Newkerzy
April 23, 2011, 02:11 AM
Akamatsu discusses online manga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-04-22/love-hina-comipo-creators-discuss-future-of-manga)

Now THIS is what should be a wake-up call by now to ALL the publishers in Japan. Mayu Shinjo, the first mangaka to post his manga on J-comi, has racked in well sums of revenues. Not only that, it's worth about the same price as an average mangaka would get paid for to work.

I just hope the English version is out soon. (So that we can also spam the site to bring back mangas we liked and get publishers to continue the story)


Akumatsu claims that editors at magazines running major titles are too fearful of making corrections to those major titles. As a result, the editors are not developing the necessary skills to guide new artists.

I'm a bit confused about this. So does this mean it basically says that editors just go with whatever the mangaka does??

Well, it's certainly interesting, that's for sure. And now I'm not sure whether Kishi's writing is his own fault or the editors' fault. <__<

It's a bit sad that Akamatsu doesn't plan on releasing serialized series. Although that doesn't mean we can't use it to force Publishers to give a cancelled mangaka another try though. (Double Arts, anyone??) hell, for all I know, we could even have the "undeserved/underrated" mangakas to publish their manga there. Who knows, maybe our cancelled mangakas can go independently and live off of J-comi.

Akiyama
May 02, 2011, 10:13 AM
Viz will now put manga app on the ipod touch and iphone. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/devices/article/47059-viz-expands-ipad-manga-app-to-iphone-ipod-touch.html


Physical copies will always be superior. I don't have time to 'pinch' the screen every page. >.>

Kaiten
May 08, 2011, 12:32 AM
Nothing for android? meh.

Drmke
May 19, 2011, 11:37 AM
Wow Shamo's back....almost makes me wanna catch up lol

come come paradise
May 19, 2011, 02:25 PM
Shamo will back after 5 years break : http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2011/05/18/Coq-de-Combat-le-retour

I read that link, it only said that Kodansha will be republishing the 19 first volumes, which apparently had been published elsewhere. Not that the manga is re-starting :) However they're saying they have good hopes on the manga being back soon since that apparently means the two authors have solved whatever it was that caused the series to go on hiatus.

saladesu
June 14, 2011, 11:28 AM
Remake of Tezuka Osamu's Black Jack (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-14/parasyte-iwaaki-to-start-new-back-jack-manga-series)! :zomg The remake will be done by Iwaaki Hitoshi (Parasyte, Historie) and Nakayama Masaaki (PS -Rashōmon-).

I've only read a little of Black Jack, but it'll be interesting to see their take on this Tezuka classic :)

Asarii
June 16, 2011, 07:01 AM
We had a bit of a Tezuka Osamu remake with Urasawa-sensei's Pluto so it would be interesting to see how the Black Jack of the 21st century will turn out.

I really like this concept because we can see how the contemporary mangaka interpret these classics. It would be interesting to compare and contrast as well.

Galactic Tomahawk
June 24, 2011, 12:51 AM
Remake of Tezuka Osamu's Black Jack! The remake will be done by Iwaaki Hitoshi (Parasyte, Historie) and Nakayama Masaaki (PS -Rashōmon-).

I've only read a little of Black Jack, but it'll be interesting to see their take on this Tezuka classic


New Black Jack manga by the writer of Parasyte and the artist of Fuan no Tane

I don't think my body's ready for this

Negative Syndicate
July 05, 2011, 11:07 AM
http://mantan-web.jp/2011/07/05/20110705dog00m200018000c.html

It is confirmed that Business Jump and Super Jump will end at upcoming October. Also, there going to be new seinen magazine Shueisha that will succeed Business Jump and Super Jump (well, more like the combination of those two magazine), and it is planning to released as semi-monthly magazine.

Kaiten
July 07, 2011, 04:52 PM
Nice to see some common sense on the part of publishers for a change. Business Jump and Super Jump had the same audience, merging them makes total sense. Super Jump used to be the intermediary between Weekly Shounen Jump and Weekly Young Jump, the role SQ now enjoys. But Super Jump has been a salary man magazine for ages now.

Nice to see Shueisha starting to get the seinen side of the house in order. They're still Shogakukan, Kodansha, Enterbrain, Seirinkogeisha, Square/Enix, and Ohta Books dorky third cousin but there is signs for hope. While it is not technically seinen, the mangaka serialized in ("pure manga magazine") Jump X lead me to believe there is a possibility Shueisha is attempting to create a Big Comic Spirits or Afternoon of their own.

Newkerzy
July 23, 2011, 12:20 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-07-22/jmanga-to-launch-august-17-with-naruto-kekkaishi-more

One question..... is this gonna be free??? they'd better make it free, otherwise scanlations will never stop. If anything they'll need a good deal with the readers with the "free" option.

Akiyama
July 23, 2011, 12:35 PM
@Newkerzy - http://twitter.com/#!/debaoki/status/94476164881580034

Read more of her tweets from comic-con to get a mini transcript of the manga panels.

Kaiten
July 23, 2011, 01:22 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-07-22/jmanga-to-launch-august-17-with-naruto-kekkaishi-more

One question..... is this gonna be free??? they'd better make it free, otherwise scanlations will never stop. If anything they'll need a good deal with the readers with the "free" option.

They have not announced yet. Most likely the basic features will be free with a pay premium service. I have a hunch that anyone who wants to read Naruto, One Piece, or Bleach the day they come out will have to pay while the latest issue of Comic Beam will be free. If I am correct it will be good for people like me who read a lot of obscure manga. It is possible they could allow a specific number of chapters a week to be read for free, with a premium service for anyone who wants unlimited (or less limited) number of views.

Newkerzy
July 24, 2011, 12:33 AM
Ah, you mean similarly to mangastream.... whereas MS deletes the previous chapters, they have the older chapters on premium service. Hmmm... yeah, that would definitely work. Or maybe they have an early subscription system, with the early subscribers getting it first through payment while the non-subscribers get it a few days later. Or maybe it could work like this, the non-subscribers get it on the same day or a few days after it hits the stands. While subscribers get it on the same day as early subscribers in Japan.

Newkerzy
August 18, 2011, 09:58 AM
So... nobody knows Jmanga has just been launched?? (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-17/jmanga-manga-site-launches-with-100-new-titles)

Would U.S. netizens review the site?? I'd like to the reviews and all that as I'm an international netizen.

MattC302
August 18, 2011, 10:05 AM
So... nobody knows Jmanga has just been launched?? (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-17/jmanga-manga-site-launches-with-100-new-titles)

Would U.S. netizens review the site?? I'd like to the reviews and all that as I'm an international netizen.

I've tried it out. The interface is decent. The amount of titles are pretty good for launch day. The prices are bad though. $8.99 per volume. I can get a paperback copy for that price from Amazon, and Viz Manga and Dark Horse are selling digital volumes for like $4.99.

The Manga Critic (http://mangacritic.com/2011/08/17/first-impressions-of-jmanga/) and Manga Worth Reading (http://comicsworthreading.com/2011/08/17/jmanga-launches-with-print-level-pricing/) give a more in depth review.

Newkerzy
August 18, 2011, 11:31 AM
Yup, as I expected. The prices are horrible, and shows that they know next to nothing about competing . But since this is only in its preliminary stages, we'll just have to see. Frankly, I believe that Akamatsu's J-comi format is the way to go. Hell, Akamatsu even says that the amount of revenues he's gained from the site is no different than when he publishes his manga in print. That's not a bad thing, really. And oh, let's not forget just how many popular mangas can gain in their revenues.

Let's say for every hit on the site or manga series, the author gains $1 for each hit. Let's look at Naruto's statistics on MF, shall we?? it has 14-15 MILLION hits every month. Multiply that by 12, and Kishi would approximately get 180 MILLION dollars a year. And if I remember correctly (from Bakuman), mangakas earn LESS than that per year (not including tankobon sales if I'm correct). That's a hell lot of money and it would be stupid, I believe, to NOT follow Akamatsu's format. And more over, they practically pay next to zero if there's a fan willing to voluntarily translate their mangas.

And BTW, I have a question, what is the magazine anyways?? do they release the most recent chapters of a manga in Japan or what???

MattC302
August 18, 2011, 12:04 PM
Yup, as I expected. The prices are horrible, and shows that they know next to nothing about competing . But since this is only in its preliminary stages, we'll just have to see. Frankly, I believe that Akamatsu's J-comi format is the way to go. Hell, Akamatsu even says that the amount of revenues he's gained from the site is no different than when he publishes his manga in print. That's not a bad thing, really. And oh, let's not forget just how many popular mangas can gain in their revenues.

Let's say for every hit on the site or manga series, the author gains $1 for each hit. Let's look at Naruto's statistics on MF, shall we?? it has 14-15 MILLION hits every month. Multiply that by 12, and Kishi would approximately get 180 MILLION dollars a year. And if I remember correctly (from Bakuman), mangakas earn LESS than that per year (not including tankobon sales if I'm correct). That's a hell lot of money and it would be stupid, I believe, to NOT follow Akamatsu's format. And more over, they practically pay next to zero if there's a fan willing to voluntarily translate their mangas.


IIRC, Akamatsu says that he isn't interested in using his format for ongoing manga in THIS INTERVIEW (http://2chan.us/wordpress/2011/04/17/article-translation-the-exhaustive-debate-between-kentaro-takekuma-x-ken-akamatsu-%E2%80%9Cthe-role-manga-editors-should-take-in-the-e-publishing-era%E2%80%9D-part-1/). I haven't read it in a while, but I remember him saying something like using his method for ongoing series would put editors and the traditional way of publishing out of business. That's not to say it wouldn't work.


And BTW, I have a question, what is the magazine anyways?? do they release the most recent chapters of a manga in Japan or what???

Are you talking about the free little "magazine that JManga is offering each week? If so, it is just sample chapters of random manga that they pick. Not the most recent chapters. I think it will be a long time before JManga offers the most recent chapters online in a timely manner, if at all. THIS INTERVIEW (http://manga.about.com/od/mangaeditorsinterviews/a/Jmanga-Panel-At-San-Diego-Comic-Con-2011-Part-1.htm) with the JManga creators from Comic-Con makes it seem like mass simultaneous worldwide releases would be next to impossible for them to do.

Galactic Tomahawk
August 18, 2011, 11:04 PM
Are these gonna be series or oneshots?

If it's a series I'm interested in Raiku's.

xi0
August 19, 2011, 12:34 AM
So... nobody knows Jmanga has just been launched?? (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-17/jmanga-manga-site-launches-with-100-new-titles)

Would U.S. netizens review the site?? I'd like to the reviews and all that as I'm an international netizen.

I think the site is really below expectations. The price-point has already been mentioned, but the reader is just awful. The image quality is decent, but they didn't even bother joining double pages together. That, and they only offer previews and no free books to read. Marvel's website at least offers some free comics to read. A poor effort in my opinion.

Newkerzy
August 19, 2011, 07:02 AM
IIRC, Akamatsu says that he isn't interested in using his format for ongoing manga in THIS INTERVIEW (http://2chan.us/wordpress/2011/04/17/article-translation-the-exhaustive-debate-between-kentaro-takekuma-x-ken-akamatsu-%E2%80%9Cthe-role-manga-editors-should-take-in-the-e-publishing-era%E2%80%9D-part-1/). I haven't read it in a while, but I remember him saying something like using his method for ongoing series would put editors and the traditional way of publishing out of business. That's not to say it wouldn't work.



Are you talking about the free little "magazine that JManga is offering each week? If so, it is just sample chapters of random manga that they pick. Not the most recent chapters. I think it will be a long time before JManga offers the most recent chapters online in a timely manner, if at all. THIS INTERVIEW (http://manga.about.com/od/mangaeditorsinterviews/a/Jmanga-Panel-At-San-Diego-Comic-Con-2011-Part-1.htm) with the JManga creators from Comic-Con makes it seem like mass simultaneous worldwide releases would be next to impossible for them to do.

Actually, I already knew that. But I was just simply pointing out how the revenues isn't that all different from traditional ones. (although it would be nice if he did serialize Negima on that site)

As for mass releases around the world, if they're going to take scanlation teams seriously, then it should be no problem. Although, they will certainly have to be very active in our community so that they know which scanlation teams are the best and which translators are good. Perhaps MH can play a part in that.

BTW, I just love this part of the interview:


Q: Everything about JManga sounds amazing, and I'm just loving it – but how much is it going to cost?

(Lots of nervous looks as the publishers look to each other, wondering who's going to take that question)

Kaiten
August 19, 2011, 03:55 PM
As for mass releases around the world, if they're going to take scanlation teams seriously, then it should be no problem. Although, they will certainly have to be very active in our community so that they know which scanlation teams are the best and which translators are good. Perhaps MH can play a part in that.

It is not unusual for online translators to be hired for legitimate translations, legitimate graphics work is so anonymous that it's hard to say if any scanlators have ever graduated. Because they have the master copies, publishers don't really need any cleaning done. They mostly need typesetting, maybe the occasional redraw. They don't appear interested in binding double pages online though. Ultimately they could hire graphic design interns for $10 an hour rather than outsource to scanlators.

Koen
August 20, 2011, 10:25 AM
Are these gonna be series or oneshots?

If it's a series I'm interested in Raiku's.

As I read it - I can read French - 5 manga adaptations in 5 different magazines :oh

tarouch
August 23, 2011, 06:23 PM
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2011/08/20/Sei-Onii-san-en-pause

Sei-Onii-san will take A break :(

---------- Post added August 23, 2011 at 11:23 PM ---------- Previous post was August 20, 2011 at 04:53 PM ----------

Second Anime Movie of Gintama Announced : http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=319111

Newkerzy
August 30, 2011, 07:07 AM
Here's another different manga site:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-08-29/japanmanga-app-offers-creators-multilingual-global-releases

This one accepts contributions from the scanlation community.

Negative Syndicate
September 15, 2011, 11:18 PM
There going to be new manga series by Clamp, called Moon Saga, which is going to be collaboration with Gackt and it is planning to serialize in Kodansha. Furthermore, there going to anime-, game-, and movie-adaptation for this series.

http://natalie.mu/comic/news/56621

Also, there going to be manga-adaptation for Biohazard; it going to be serialized in Weekly Shonen Champion on February of 2012.

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6385/110771.jpg

Bomber D Rufi
September 16, 2011, 12:25 AM
Area no Kishi get's an anime. (Weekly Shounen Magazine.)

www.animenewsnetwork.com.

Bomber D Rufi
October 14, 2011, 09:21 AM
Shounen Sunday's Kenichi gets an OVA drawn by Brains Base.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-14/kenichi-the-mightiest-disciple-gets-ova-by-brains-base

Should have pretty nice animation, though I hope they bring back the TV cast.

naruto-niichan
October 14, 2011, 09:26 AM
Viz to Launch Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha Digital Anthology (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-14/viz-to-launch-weekly-shonen-jump-alpha-digital-anthology)


The North American manga publisher Viz Media announced at New York Comic Con on Friday that it will launch a new weekly digital manga anthology called Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha on January 30, 2012. Each issue of the anthology will have installments of Bakuman., Bleach, Naruto, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, One Piece, and Toriko — two weeks after their print debut in Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha will be available on VizManga.com and Viz Manga apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. An annual membership will cost US$25.99 for 48 weekly issues. (Weekly Shonen Jump takes a few weeks off during the year in Japan.) Single issues will cost US$0.99 for a four-week rental. Any issue on one device can be read on another device with the same user account via VizManga.com or the Viz Manga app.

Sounds quite interesting, I wonder how it will play out

Bomber D Rufi
October 14, 2011, 09:30 AM
Viz to Launch Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha Digital Anthology (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-14/viz-to-launch-weekly-shonen-jump-alpha-digital-anthology)



Sounds quite interesting, I wonder how it will play out

No Gintama, no interest. >_> Besides I don't really read any of the titles they mentioned outside of One piece.

What I'm more interested in is how this could possibly affect translations and scantlations in the future.....cause regardless of how stubborn some people might be, I doubt scantlators are going to waste time on something that'll be done in two weeks anyway.

(Now scantlation rips in the vein of Horriblesub's CR rips are a completely different matter.)

I wonder if this means that scantlators and translators will finally have to start picking up niche series, and not just the next series Jump vomits out?

Crap, didn't mean to discuss this here...uh...new thread?

Googlez_kun
October 14, 2011, 09:40 AM
Viz to Launch Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha Digital Anthology (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-14/viz-to-launch-weekly-shonen-jump-alpha-digital-anthology)



Sounds quite interesting, I wonder how it will play out

I bet it's US only.:notrust
If it turns out to be good(translations and stuff),I'd even be willing to pay.

Newkerzy
October 14, 2011, 10:00 AM
Viz to Launch Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha Digital Anthology (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-14/viz-to-launch-weekly-shonen-jump-alpha-digital-anthology)



Sounds quite interesting, I wonder how it will play out

Two weeks?? :notrust they really don't know anything about their competition, do they?? scanlators can get it out within just a day after print debut, and they take 2 weeks?? if it's one week or a few days less (say 5 days after printing) I wouldn't mind.

perroloco
October 14, 2011, 10:53 AM
I agree Newkerzy, scanlators get it out almost a week before the actual release day in the case of the Big 3, TORIKO follows quickly, then Nurarihyon and finally Bakuman.
Sad to hear HUNTER X HUNTER, REBORN! and Gintama weren't included in this.. This just puts another nail in the coffin of REBORN! and Gintama in the US :*(
IMO Viz should have incorporated mangas from Jump SQ, i.e. D-Gray Man, Claymore, Ao No Exorcist, ULTIMO, Tegami Bachi, Rosario to Vampire and Shin Prince of Tennis (Which I am pretty sure they will license anyway) and Psyren too into this deal.
6 mangas is not what WSJ is.. 6 mangas is like a pamphlet of what WSJ really is LOL.

Kaiten
October 15, 2011, 12:12 AM
VIZ will end the print version of Shounen Jump in March of 2012. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-14/viz-shonen-jump-print-magazine-to-end-next-march

Len1k
October 18, 2011, 03:24 AM
Zetman Manga to Get TV Anime Next April http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-18/zetman-manga-to-get-tv-anime-next-april

naruto-niichan
October 18, 2011, 04:59 AM
Monthly Hero's Magazine's Manga Titles Listed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-17/monthly-hero-magazine-manga-titles-listed)


The official website of Shogakukan's new monthly seinen manga magazine Monthly Hero's revealed the magazine's lineup on Monday. The new magazine will feature eight works:

Ultraman by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi
Gin no Keroberos (Keroberos of Silver) by naked ape's Otoh Saki and Berry Star
Dragon Effect: Ryouma Sakamoto Ibun by Ryoichi Ikegami, K STORM, and Yorifusa Yamaguchi
Majestic Prince by Rando Ayamine and Hikaru Niijima
Hero Company by Kazuhiko Shimamoto
Kaiketsu El-Malo (Pirates El-Malo) by Noriyoshi Inoue, Fukuhachi Itō, Toshihiro Nakagawa
Blue Nest by JUN and TAIBOGI
Sengoku Saga: Fuu Makaze Shinden by Motoka Murakami, Masataka Miyamoto, Ichirō Kawano

Kaiten
October 18, 2011, 11:35 AM
Monthly Hero will be sold exclusively at 7-11 :derp

Considering the massive amounts of nudity and violence early in the series I am surprised Zetman is getting an anime. The adult content is toned down later in the series but still, I'm a little surprised. Certain early story arcs are going to have to be extremely altered.

Bomber D Rufi
October 18, 2011, 11:44 AM
loool. Pokemon's scriptwriter is on this.

It's kind of like the Berserk TV series with OLM and Naohito directing. The dissonance is almost as interesting as the series itself.

Dunno if I'll watch though.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-18/zetman-tv-anime-staff-at-tms-entertainment-confirmed

kewl0210
October 18, 2011, 12:11 PM
Can't believe Zetman is finally getting an anime after all this time. From what I've heard it's way past its prime. But it's still probably pretty good, I'll try to catch up on the manga.

naruto-niichan
November 02, 2011, 10:13 AM
Shueisha to Launch Super Dash & Go! Light Novel/Manga Mag (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-19/shueisha-to-launch-super-dash-and-go-light-novel/manga-mag)


The Japanese publisher Shuiesha will launch Super Dash & Go!, a magazine that combines light novels, manga, and other media, on October 25. Shueisha had revealed in August that the editors of its Super Dash Bunko light novel imprint were launching a manga magazine this fall. The magazine will feature light novel-based manga, manga-based light novels, and projects with anime and other media tie-ins.

The launch lineup includes:


Ben-To another Ripper's night, based on the Ben-To light novels that inspired the ongoing anime. Kaito Shibano, the illustrator of the original novels, is also drawing the manga


Tatsuma Ejiri's Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! -Sora-Iro no Hibiki- (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! -Sky-Blue Echo-) manga, based on the Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! light novels by Tomohiro Matsu (Mayoi Neko Overrun!). There is also an anime adaptation green-lit.


Manga adaptations of the light novels Campione! (drawn by Jirō Sakamoto), Nina to Usagi to Mahō no Sensha (Nina, the Rabbit, and the Magical Tank), Owa Rande!, and Rokka no Yūsha


Two original manga titles: Latin by Enaga Takasato and 1-gatsu no Pluviôse (Pluviôse in January) by Hoshikuzu 7-gō. Shueisha indicates that these titles will be adapted into Super Dash novels.


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Psychometrer's Ando Creates Detective Dog Sherdock Manga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-19/psychometrer-ando-creates-detective-dog-sherdock-manga)


The 47th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine began serializing Yuma Ando's new manga Detective Dog Sherdock on Wednesday. Ando (Psychometrer, Shibatora) is writing the story while manga artist Yuuki Satou (Ushiro no Shindere-san, Yōkai no Oisha-san) illustrates the detective manga based on Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes character.

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Ice Blade's Takahashi to Launch Hito Hitori Futari Manga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-28/ice-blade-takahashi-to-launch-hito-hitori-futari-manga)


This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine announced on Thursday that manga creator Tsutomu Takahashi will launch his Hito Hitori Futari series in the next issue on November 2. The story will center around a beautiful girl named Riyon who came from the heavens. The manga will begin with a 52-page chapter with the first page in color.

Tokyopop published Takahashi's Jiraishin manga, under the name Ice Blade, as one of the company's first titles in North America. Takahashi has been serializing a sequel called Jiraishin diablo since the inaugural issue of Kodansha's good! Afternoon magazine in 2008

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GTO's Tohru Fujisawa to Launch Soul Reviver Manga Series (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-01/gto-tohru-fujisawa-to-launch-soul-reviver-manga-series)


The premiere issue of Shogakukan's new Monthly Hero's magazine revealed on Tuesday that the magazine's January issue will premiere a new manga from Tohru Fujisawa (GTO, GTO: Shonan 14 Days) titled Soul Reviver. Fujisawa is handling the manga's scenario and original character design, and Manabu Akishige (D-ASH) is illustrating the manga. Soul Reviver revolves around a woman who is half human, half Shinigami and whose job is to accompany the souls of the dead to the world of the Shinigami.

tarouch
November 04, 2011, 04:14 AM
Takehiko Inoue Now Drafting Return of Vagabond Manga :

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-04/takehiko-inoue-now-drafting-return-of-vagabond-manga

Negative Syndicate
November 04, 2011, 03:43 PM
Isayama Hajime officially announced/admitted that he copied Muvl-Luv Alternative for Shingeki no Kyojin.

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4792/120sh.jpg

Googlez_kun
November 04, 2011, 04:00 PM
Isayama Hajime officially announced/admitted that he copied Muvl-Luv Alternative for Shingeki no Kyojin.

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4792/120sh.jpg

Just read a brief summary of Muvl-Luv Alternative and it does resemble Shingeki no Kyojin's setting.

Negative Syndicate
November 04, 2011, 04:09 PM
Just read a brief summary of Muvl-Luv Alternative and it does resemble Shingeki no Kyojin's setting.

But, most people saying that it is more like received influence from Muv-Luv, not copied. I wonder why Isayama wrote it as he copied.

Drmke
November 04, 2011, 04:59 PM
Takehiko Inoue Now Drafting Return of Vagabond Manga :

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-04/takehiko-inoue-now-drafting-return-of-vagabond-manga

This makes me want to catch up on those last 5 or 6 chapters I haven't read.

Kaiten
November 07, 2011, 10:39 PM
But, most people saying that it is more like received influence from Muv-Luv, not copied. I wonder why Isayama wrote it as he copied.

Did he trace art, like Suetsugu Yuki did when she drew Eden no Hana?

Negative Syndicate
November 07, 2011, 10:43 PM
Did he trace art, like Suetsugu Yuki did when she drew Eden no Hana?

I don't think he copied artwork; it is most likely a plot.

Kaiten
November 07, 2011, 11:42 PM
He definitely did not copy the plot. No Titans in Muv Luv, as far as I know. In Muv Luv Unlimited the world is nearly destroyed by invading Aliens, until whats left of humanity is forced to fight back. Not that this is such an original plot, there are plenty of comics, movies, books, and TV shows where humanity is nearly wiped out by invaders but heroically fight back. And it's not like Shingeki otherwise has that much else in common with MuvLuv. MuvLuv is not particularly violent, not particularly serious, and not particularly deep. Unless the actual art work, themes, meaning, plot, and premise are ignored MuvLuv and Shingeki do not have very much in common. With the lone exception of an invasion putting humanity in dire peril trope that has been used in science fiction/fantasy since the 19th century.

If anyone is wondering MuLuv was not originally a manga. It's a series of adult visual novels that were later adapted into manga. The part in question, MuvLuv Unlimited, was the second part of the original game. The first part of the game was a romance (as with most visual novels) called MuvLuv Extra. MuvLuv Unlimited put the characters from the first part in a sci-fi setting. It was still a moe-fest. Don't go looking for connections to Shingeki. It might have inspired the setting for Shingeki, a world where humanity was on the brink of extinction, past that they have nothing in common. It would be a bit far fetched to believe this would have any impact on Shinegki's popularity.

Negative Syndicate
November 08, 2011, 01:07 AM
The problem is Isayama (the author of Shingeki), himself, wrote it as he copied. I don't know why he wrote that.

Animeace
November 08, 2011, 03:16 AM
http://www.image-share.com/upload/1042/82.jpg (http://www.image-share.com/ijpg-1042-82.html)
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????????? (http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/book/special/nicoace)


Niwango, the parent company of the Nico Nico Douga video service, is launching the free digital magazine Kadokawa Nico Nico Ace with Kadokawa Shoten. The magazine will update every Tuesday with chapters of Sora no Otoshimono, Daisuki Desu!! Mahō Tenshi Kosumasu, Tiger & Bunny, Deadman Wonderland, Sgt. Frog (Keroro Gunsō), Tokyo ESP, Nanamaru Sanbatsu, and Anikoi.

The magazine is part of the larger Tuesday launch of digital books on Nico Nico Seiga, the online still-frame counterpart to Nico Nico Douga. Like the video service, Nico Nico Seiga allows visitors to post comments on top of manga and novels for others to see.

Nico Nico Seiga is also running titles from Kadokawa Shoten's 4-Koma Nano Ace magazine (Nichijō/My Ordinary Life) and Fujimi Shobo's Age Premium magazine (Maken-Ki!) for free. The first volume of the award-wining manga Thermae Romae is also available for a limited time until November 22.

Negative Syndicate
November 09, 2011, 01:30 PM
http://natalie.mu/comic/news/59379

Shaman King's sequel, Shaman King -Flowers-, going to be serialized in Jump Kai on April of 2012. It is going to be about You's son, Hana.

Negative Syndicate
November 16, 2011, 06:17 PM
Issue 5 of Jump Kai has sold all of copies, so it was decided to be reprinted. It looks like Shaman King's popularity is still strong.

naruto-niichan
November 30, 2011, 04:52 PM
One Piece Sells Record 38 Million Manga Volumes in 2011 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-30/one-piece-sells-record-38-million-manga-volumes-in-2011)


The marketing survey firm Oricon reported on Thursday that Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga set a record for the most volumes of manga sold in one year since Oricon began posting its ranking charts in 2008. During the period of November 22, 2010 to November 20, 2011, One Piece sold 37,996,373 copies.

One Piece also took the top four spots for single manga volumes sold during the same time period. Volume 61 sold 3,382,588 copies, volume 62 sold 3,207,568 copies, volume 63 sold 3,073,175 copies, and volume 64 sold 2,652,700 copies. It is the third year in a row that One Piece volumes have taken the top four spots in that category. These four One Piece volumes were also the only manga volumes this year to sell more than 2 million copies.

In 2008, One Piece sold 5,956,540 copies, and in 2009, it sold 14,721,241 copies. Last year, it sold 32,343,809 copies.

2011's second best-selling manga series was Naruto with 6,874,840 copies, followed by Blue Exorcist's 5,223,712 copies.

Newkerzy
December 01, 2011, 02:41 AM
Oh, Steve... you're just so epic that your life has to be adapted into manga. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-30/weekly-manga-magazine-devoted-to-world-great-figures)

Animeace
December 01, 2011, 07:52 AM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-01/clamp/less-work-planned-due-to-member-lower-back-problem


The manga creator team Clamp posted an urgent notice on Thursday to announce that one of its four members has been diagnosed with lumbar compression fracture. The lower back condition was the result of sitting constantly in a chair for long hours

On the doctor's orders, the afflicted member is undergoing about a half year of rest and recuperation, but Clamp acknowledged that it would be unreasonable to do so with the team's two current manga series and various other duties.

The team thought over the situation for several days and concluded that if the afflicted members does not commit to rest and recovery, this may lead to her dealing with a future of continued pain and a shortened career.

The members anticipate lower page counts on their serialized works and delays in some of their other work, and asked for everyone's understanding in the matter. Clamp concluded the notice by asking people to watch their own health.

Sorry to hear that but they've been serving us awesome series for we'll over a decade now all of them could use some rest.

Newkerzy
December 01, 2011, 12:40 PM
Am I the only one that thinks this will come up as a joke in Bakuman :p??

Animeace
December 05, 2011, 07:06 PM
http://natalie.mu/comic/news/60649
http://natalie.mu/comic/news/60529

Maka Maka, Sugar Dark, Another, Fudanshi Full!, and Star Driver mangas end.


The January 2012 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine published the final chapters of Verno Mikawa's Maka Maka manga, Enji Arai and Kendi Oiwa's Sugar Dark Umerareta Yami to Shōjo manga, and Yukito Ayatsuji and Hiro Kiyohara's Another manga on Sunday.

Verno Mikawa's Maka Maka manga began serialization in 2009, and Kadokawa Shoten published the manga's third volume in July.

Kendi Oiwa, the artist best known for the manga adaptations of the Welcome to the N.H.K. and Goth novels, adapted Enji Arai's award-winning Sugar Dark: Umerareta Yami to Shōjo light novel. Sugar Dark Umerareta Yami to Shōjo (pictured at right) began serialization in Young Ace in 2010, and Kadokawa Shoten published the manga's third volume in August.

The Sugar Dark: Umerareta Yami to Shōjo dark fantasy story follows a boy named Muoru who has been falsely arrested and sent to a forest cemetery to perform forced labor. There, he calls himself the "grave keeper" and meets a beautiful girl named Meria. Muoru becomes fascinated with Meria as he spends his days digging a hole containing the undead monster named "The Dark."

Hiro Kiyohara (Shisso Holiday) began drawing a manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's Another horror novel in Young Ace in 2010. A television anime adaptation of the novel will debut on January 9 with character designs by Noizi Ito (Haruhi Suzumiya, Shakugan no Shana).

The January issue of Young Ace also published the final chapters of Suzu Goshiki's Koaka Head manga and Eiji Ohtsuka (The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, MPD-Psycho) and Nato Kio's Todenka Shōnen Tanteidan manga. Todenka Shōnen Tanteidan was a spinoff of their previous Todenka horror comedy manga.

Source: Comic Natalie


Morishige's Fudanshi Full! and BONES' Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto manga ended in this year's 24th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine on Friday. The Fudanshi Full! school romance manga (pictured) launched in Young Gangan in November 2010 as a sequel to Morishige's Fudanshism: Fudanshi Shugi manga.

The Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto manga debuted in Young Gangan's 18th 2010 issue. Based on BONES' concept, Key's Youn Story lab wrote the mecha action manga. The manga's story has fewer characters and Cybodies than BONES' Star Driver anime series, which aired from October 2010 to April 2011 in Japan.

The current issue of Young Gangan also announced that Yuusuke Kozaki's Dōnyatsu will launch in the magazine's next issue on December 16. Kozaki created character designs and illustrations for the Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto and Speed Grapher television anime series and drew the art for the Kyoko Karasuma - Detective of the Asakusa Police Department manga.

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GTO's Fujisawa to Launch New Manga in Young Magazine
http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx29/JDSZ/gto-1.jpg


Manga creator Tohru Fujisawa (GTO, GTO: Shonan 14 Days) wrote on his blog on Friday that he will launch a new manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine starting in January. Fujisawa also posted a picture of the protagonist for the new series (pictured at right). Fujisawa did not mention the title of the new series.

Fujisawa will also launch a new title in Shogakukan's new Monthly Hero's magazine in January titled Soul Reviver. Fujisawa is handling the manga's scenario and original character design, and Manabu Akishige (D-ASH) is illustrating the manga. Soul Reviver revolves around a woman who is half human, half Shinigami and whose job is to accompany the souls of the dead to the world of the Shinigami.

Fujisawa launched a new series called Shibuya Hachikō-Mae -another side- (In Front of Shibuya Station's Hachikō Exit -another side) in the January issue of ASCII Media Works' digital magazine Dengeki Comic Japan on November 25. Akitsugu Mizumoto is illustrating that manga.

Animeace
December 07, 2011, 03:48 PM
Baki the Grappler's Itagaki Starts New Shaman Manga Series

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx29/JDSZ/baki.jpg

Manga creator Keisuke Itagaki (Baki The Grappler) will begin serialization on a new manga in the 2,294th issue of Nihonbungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine on December 16. The new manga will be titled Shaman.

Drmke
December 07, 2011, 04:59 PM
Itagaki doing something that isn't a Baki sequel? I definitely wanna read that!

Negative Syndicate
December 07, 2011, 05:15 PM
Itagaki doing something that isn't a Baki sequel? I definitely wanna read that!

Itagaki did manga other than Baki-related, like Garou-den.

Drmke
December 07, 2011, 05:44 PM
Ah well all I have ever seen is Baki so regardless I'm down for it.

Negative Syndicate
December 08, 2011, 02:48 AM
Wow, Sunday didn't manage to get into top 10 boy's magazine; even more surprising is Shonen Champion actually beat both Magazine and Sunday.

Bomber D Rufi
December 08, 2011, 08:37 AM
Man I really want to read Nejimaki Kagyuu now. Nakayama's had trouble getting a serial to last despite his awesome art style, and now this one gets noticed. I'm so happy to see that he's at least to some degree managed to get some sucess.

I am sad that SS didn't even chart, though that's tempered by HXH being so high on the interest list despite its hiatuses. It even ranked higher than One piece, which is evidence that sales aren't everything. (Weird that Gintama didn't make it on either list, but at the same time it sorta makes sense too.)

Drmke
December 08, 2011, 12:37 PM
I really like the top boys magazine list. I've always enjoy manga from Champion plus Morning and Big Comic Spirits right under Jump essentially is awesome!

Animeace
December 08, 2011, 11:44 PM
Hunter X Hunter Getting Completion Re Release

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx29/JDSZ/hunterxhunter2.jpg
http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx29/JDSZ/hunterxhunter.jpg



While the rebooted TV anime allows new fans to discover Hunter x Hunter, Shueisha is making it easier for them to get caught up with Yoshihiro Togashi's original manga. They're releasing six mega manga mag-style volumes of Hunter x Hunter Compilation Treasure one per month, which will cover through the Greed Island arc.

Volume 1 came out December 9th and covers the Hunter Exam arc (the first five tankobon). Volume 2 goes on sale January 13th and covers the Sky Arena arc. The Phantom Brigade arc is broken into two volumes, as is the Greed Island arc, and these volumes will debut on the subsequent 2nd Fridays of each month.

After that it sounds like you'll be back to collecting tankobon volumes 19-29 one by one to read about the Chimera Ants.

Color pages from the Weekly Shonen Jump serialization are included, and as a bonus, each volume comes with a Jump Comics cover you can use to spruce up one of your tankobon versions.

Awesome I really want:o

Galactic Tomahawk
December 08, 2011, 11:51 PM
Man I hope we get those

Perfect chance to collect the whole series.

Kaiten
December 09, 2011, 12:06 AM
I really like the top boys magazine list. I've always enjoy manga from Champion plus Morning and Big Comic Spirits right under Jump essentially is awesome!

I have not read many Champion comics but I could not be happier to see Morning and Spirits so high. Nice to see Beam and Afternoon in the top ten too. Feel Young is a great magazine, something akin to a Josei Big Comic Spirits or Afternoon. If I am not mistaken the only shoujo magazine to make the list is Betsuma, another very good magazine.

perroloco
December 09, 2011, 12:14 AM
Called it.. (http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php/67756-Kanzenban-editions.?p=2594520&viewfull=1#post2594520)
Well its not a Kanzenban but its close enough.
Shueisha has been doing this with pretty much every manga that has been adapted into anime in the last year.. Bakuman, Beelzebub, Nurarihyon and Sket Dance got one of this compilations.. IIRC Gintama did too when its anime continued and REBORN had one at one point.. BLEACH is having one right now and I assume will be ongoing like Naruto and ONE PIECE.
About time Hunter X Hunter had one.. I assume Kuroko no Basuke and Medaka Box will have one too and TORIKO will have a series of volumes in some years.

kewl0210
December 09, 2011, 03:04 AM
They've been doing something like that with Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and I think Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi, too.
Remember though, they're like "samplings" of the series. They basically only have a few the important chapters in them to sorta "summarize" things for the readers.

xi0
December 09, 2011, 04:20 PM
They did the same thing with Berserk a year or two ago. Each book was around 1000 pages and it was printed in a larger format.

Negative Syndicate
December 09, 2011, 04:27 PM
They did the same thing with Berserk a year or two ago. Each book was around 1000 pages and it was printed in a larger format.

'They' is not a good word for Bereserk because 'they' sound like 'Shueisha' released Beserk complete edition. I think you should put it as 'Hakuensha.'

xi0
December 09, 2011, 05:01 PM
'They' is not a good word for Bereserk because 'they' sound like 'Shueisha' released Beserk complete edition. I think you should put it as 'Hakuensha.'

That's a bit nit-picky on your part, and unspecific on my part. Coincidentally though, Shueisha founded Hakusensha in the 70s and they're both part of the Hitotsubashi Group along with Shogakukan and Shodensha, among others. Separate entities, but they operate under the same corporate umbrella.

tarouch
December 10, 2011, 08:29 AM
Thermae Romae will have a anime.
http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2011/12/10/Thermae-Romae-adapte-en-Serie-Anime

your link doesn't work..

http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2011/12/10/Thermae-Romae-adapte-en-Serie-Anime2

You Say
December 14, 2011, 01:03 PM
Okamoto Lynn launches new manga series

Source - ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-14/elfen-lied-lynn-okamoto-launches-new-manga-series)

Animeace
December 27, 2011, 08:24 AM
Euerka 7 getting sequel manga scan of announcment
http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx29/JDSZ/Eureka-ao-01.jpg

The February issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine is announcing on Monday that Eureka Seven Ao, a manga sequel to the Eureka Seven television anime series, will launch in the next issue on January 26. The "real mecha epic" will center around a boy named Ao who "set 'destiny' in motion again when he held the 'power.'" Artist Yūichi Katō is drawing the manga based on the original story by the anime studio BONES.

I've waited for a sequel for so long dissapointed not going to follow Euerka and Renton tho but im sure they'll be featured somewhat who know maybe new kid will be there son leading to that new evolution in which colorians would return.

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New Hayate, Conan, Gundam AGE Manga Series Launch: http://websunday.net/super/

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Shogakukan's online advertising for Shonen Sunday Super revealed that the magazine's March issue will launch several new manga series on January 25. Kenjirou Hata's Colorful Hayate no Gotoku! (Colorful Hayate the Combat Butler) will begin in the issue and include bonus 4- and 6-panel comics.

Yutaka Abe and Denjiro Maru's Meitantei Conan: Seiki matsu no majutsushi (Case Closed: The Last Magician of the Century) manga will launch in Weekly Shonen Sunday's March issue. The three-chapter manga will be based on Gosho Aoyama's original story and adapt the 1999 film of the same name. Aoyama's new Meitantei Conan: Sousa Ichi-ka Hen manga will also retell the story of Conan's first case.

Hiroshi Nakanishi will draw a new Mobile Suit Gundam AGE manga as a tie-in with the current television anime series. Nakanishi released the two-part Kidō Senshi Gundam AGE: Hajimari no Monogatari manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in October. Ken Sasaki's King Golf manga will also return with supervision by the golfer Masaki Tani. King Golf launched in Weekly Shonen Sunday in August 2008.

Shogakukan's advertising announced two manga titles for the magazine's April issue, which will ship in February. Shun Matsuena's Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi (KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple) manga will tell the story from the original anime DVD. Kōichirō Hoshino will illustrate the Aura ~Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai manga based on Romeo Tanaka's light novel series and mebae's character designs. Shogakukan stated on Wednesday that reports of an anime film adaptation of Tanaka's work were "partially in error."

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Rurouni Kenshin manga to restart
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Manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki will be resuming his Rurouni Kenshin series for a brief run starting in the June issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine, which will ship on May 2, 2012. The magazine's advertising describes the samurai manga's return as a "reboot," although the magazine may not be using the term with the English denotation in mind. More details will be in upcoming issues of Jump Square.

In the meantime, Watsuki is putting his current manga series, Embalming - The Another Tale of Frankenstein, on hiatus as of the March issue of Jump Square magazine, which will ship in February. Embalming will return in the fall. T

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Gantz manga to end next year pic> http://twitter.com/#!/manganewsjapon/status/151560842138238976


In the authors' notes section for next year's combined 6th/7th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine, Hiroya Oku wrote that he wants to draw the ending for his Gantz manga in 2012.

Drmke
December 27, 2011, 05:48 PM
It's finally gonna end huh? I hope Oku wraps it up good. I expect it to be sad.

Googlez_kun
December 27, 2011, 05:52 PM
Didn't Oku already mention once that he's going to finish it 2012 because he believes the world will end there?:lmao
Anyhow,I'm glad he's finally wrapping it up.

xi0
December 27, 2011, 06:02 PM
Didn't Oku already mention once that he's going to finish it 2012 because he believes the world will end there?:lmao
Anyhow,I'm glad he's finally wrapping it up.

Kind of funny since he and Roland Emmerich interviewed each other around the time 2012 was being released in Japan.

k-dom
December 31, 2011, 07:25 AM
ACBD association (http://www.acbd.fr/) has released is annual report about comics in French spoken European countries (in the following, I will use French for French-speaking for simplification).
Here is a quick translation concerning the manga part, I thought it could be interesting to compare with Japanese figure
All credits are toward Gilles Ratier member of the association who write the report each year.

Production
In 2011, 3620 new comics were published, among them 1632 French comics (BD), 303 american comics, 386 graphic novels and 1520 Manga and other asiatic comics. This is stable wrt last year figures.

Concerning manga, there are always only 10 series (published by 5 editors) which represents 50% of the global sells : Naruto is leading (with 250000 prints). In term of print figure, Naruto is followed by the usual stars of manga : One Piece, Fairy Tail, Black Butler, Fullmetal Alchemist, Bakuman, Pluto, Bleach, Gunm Last order and a new serie Judge. Let's not forget the Dragon Ball which continue to sell well and a French manga Dofus with 40000 print. Manga market seems to be mature and has difficulties to find new leaders since all big license are already available.

Translation
In 2011, 2043 comics were translated. Among them 1493 from Asia (38.9%) (1387 manga, 85 manhwa, 15 manhua) and 364 from US.
Asiatic traduction represents 499 different series published by 35 different editors.

Main manga print figure :


Print Title Volume Mangaka/Scenario Editor
250000 Naruto 52 Masashi Kishimoto Kana
250000 Naruto 53 Masashi Kishimoto Kana
250000 Naruto 54 Masashi Kishimoto Kana
100000 One piece 56 Eiichirô Oda Glénat
100000 One piece 57 Eiichirô Oda Glénat
100000 One piece 58 Eiichirô Oda Glénat
100000 One piece 59 Eiichirô Oda Glénat
100000 Fairy Tail 16 Hiro Mashima Pika
80000 Fairy Tail 17 Hiro Mashima Pika
80000 Fairy Tail 18 Hiro Mashima Pika
80000 Fairy Tail 19 Hiro Mashima Pika
80000 Fairy Tail 20 Hiro Mashima Pika
80000 Fairy Tail 21 Hiro Mashima Pika
72000 Black Butler 6 Yana Toboso Kana
72000 Black Butler 7 Yana Toboso Kana
72000 Black Butler 8 Yana Toboso Kana
71000 Fullmetal Alchemist 25 Hiromu Arakawa Kurokawa
71000 Fullmetal Alchemist 26 Hiromu Arakawa Kurokawa
70000 Fullmetal Alchemist 27 Hiromu Arakawa Kurokawa
60000 One piece : Wanted Eiichirô Oda Glénat
60000 Judge 1 Yoshiki Tonogai Ki-­-oon
55000 Bakuman 6 Takeshi Obata Tsugumi Ohba Kana
55000 Bakuman 7 Takeshi Obata Tsugumi Ohba Kana
55000 Bakuman 8 Takeshi Obata Tsugumi Ohba Kana
55000 Pluto 7 Naoki Urasawa Kana
55000 Pluto 8 Naoki Urasawa Kana
50000 Bleach 40 Taito Kubo Glénat
50000 Bleach 41 Taito Kubo Glénat
50000 Bleach 42 Taito Kubo Glénat
50000 Bleach 43 Taito Kubo Glénat
50000 Bleach 44 Taito Kubo Glénat
50000 Bleach 45 Taito Kubo Glénat
50000 Gunnm Las Order 13 Yukito Kishiro Glénat
50000 Gunnm Las Order 14 Yukito Kishiro Glénat
50000 Gunnm Las Order 15 Yukito Kishiro Glénat
50000 Judge 2 Yoshiki Tonogai Ki-­-oon
44000 Bakuman 5 Takeshi Obata Tsugumi Ohba Kana
42000 Pluto 6 Naoki Urasawa Kana
42000 Dofus 15 Ancestral Z Tot Ankama
41000 Soul Eater 13 Atsushi Ohkubo Kurokawa
40000 Les Années douces 2 Jirô Taniguchi H. Kawakami Casterman
40000 Nura : le Seigneur des Yôkai 3 Hiroshi Shiibashi Kana
40000 Soul Eater 14 Atsushi Ohkubo Kurokawa
40000 Soul Eater 15 Atsushi Ohkubo Kurokawa
40000 Soul Eater 16 Atsushi Ohkubo Kurokawa
40000 Vampire Knight 13 Matsuri Hino Panini Manga
40000 Vampire Knight 14 Matsuri Hino Panini Manga
40000 GTO Shonan 14 Days 1 Tôru Fujisawa Pika
40000 Twilight 2 Young Kim Pika
38400 Dofus 16 Ancestral Z Tot Ankama


The complete list can be found near the end of the original document (http://www.acbd.fr/images/stories/ACBD_BILAN_2011.pdf)

Animeace
December 31, 2011, 03:17 PM
Any Hellsing fans around going to be a Walter side story in Febuary 2012 issuse of young king also there was new preview of the next Ova episode 9

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx29/JDSZ/youngking.jpg


Hellsing fans who have always wondered about the previously mysterious backstory of the horror action manga's uber-deadly butler, Walter C. Dornez, should keep an eye out for the February 2012 issue of Young King Ours. The manga anthology will include a supplement collecting the six manga chapters currently unavailable in book form.


Hellsing Ultimate Ova IX PV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnfDMS0CtDY&feature=player_embedded#!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MlH_0IoGg4

Animeace
January 21, 2012, 11:43 PM
Hayate the Combat Butler Manga Is About 60% Done says creator

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Manga creator Kenjirou Hata reported on Tuesday that his Hayate the Combat Butler series might be about 60% complete. Hata was responding to a Twitter follower who asked about how far the manga is into its story.

He had reported last week that the manga would go on hiatus until this year's 13th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, which will ship on February 29, due to a "task" he has to do. He clarified on his Twitter account that the hiatus is not due to illness or exhaustion.

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Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit Manga to Enter Final Arc

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This year's seventh issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine is announcing on Monday that Motoro Mase is launching the 20th and final arc of his Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit manga in the next issue on January 23. The arc is titled "Moboroshi no Kuni" (The Long-Lost Country.).

Ikigami takes place in Japan after the establishment of a policy that assigns an "Ikigami" to randomly selected citizens. Anyone who receives the Ikigami has 24 hours to live. The story focuses on the lives of the people who deliver the Ikigami and the people who have just a day to live.

The manga has been running in Japan since 2005, and the ninth compiled book volume shipped last June. The manga inspired a live-action film in 2008. Viz is publishing the eighth book volume in North America this August.





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Cloth Road's okama to Launch Tail Star Manga

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The February issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine announced on Thursday that illustrator okama (Cloth Road) will launch a new manga series called Tail Star in the next issue on February 18. The story follow Sanagi and Mayu, two children in a country devastated by a despotic queen. The two childhood friends stand up to the queen.

Cloth Road also ran in Ultra Jump until okama ended it last year. The illustrator contributed to the designs in Aquarion, Astarotte's Toy, Evangelion, Glass Fleet, Gunbuster 2, Himawari!, Kamichu!, Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, Senki Zesshō Symphogear, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW, and other anime

Kaiten
January 22, 2012, 01:00 PM
Okama is coming back :wtf

Hopefully this one is translated, not enough of Cloth Road is in English to judge if he is a competent writer of mainstream manga. His doujin and color books are delightful, hilariously demented moe.

Negative Syndicate
January 23, 2012, 02:25 PM
57th Shogakukan Manga Award Winners:

Children Category
Inazuma Eleven by Yabuno Tenya (from CoroCoro Comic)

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Shounen Category
Nobunaga Konzert by Ishii Ayumi (from Gessan)

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Shoujo Category
Pin to Kona by Shimaki Ako (from Cheese!)

http://sbookg.s-book.com/sol/sky_gif/sho/9784091330499.gif

General Category
Sakamichi no Apollon by Kodama Yuki (from Flowers)

http://sbookg.s-book.com/sol/sky_gif/sho/9784091316707.gif

Bomber D Rufi
January 23, 2012, 03:10 PM
57th Shogakukan Manga Award Winners:

Children Category
Inazuma Eleven by Yabuno Tenya (from CoroCoro Comic)

http://sbookg.s-book.com/sol/sky_gif/sho/9784091406996.gif

Shounen Category
Nobunaga Konzert by Ishii Ayumi (from Gessan)

http://sbookg.s-book.com/sol/sky_gif/sho/9784091221001.gif

Shoujo Category
Pin to Kona by Shimaki Ako (from Cheese!)

http://sbookg.s-book.com/sol/sky_gif/sho/9784091330499.gif

General Category
Sakamichi no Apollon by Kodama Yuki (from Flowers)

http://sbookg.s-book.com/sol/sky_gif/sho/9784091316707.gif

Woot Gessan. Although it's basically unknown It's nice to see an award winner come form it. I'm currently translating a series from Gessan and hopefully that'll get it some attention. I think another series got a drama from the mag? I don't remember the name though....either way it's nice to see the mag get some attention. :)

Kaiten
January 25, 2012, 03:44 PM
Very interesting to see a josei title win the general category, this may be the first time. Only the first chapter of Sakamichi no Apollon has been translated but it does seem very promising. The anime will be part of the Noitamina block in April, hopefully that will get the manga more attention. It worked for Chihayafuru and Kuragehime. Pin to Kona also looks very good but scanlations have stalled after one volume. If Nobunaga Konzert were ever translated I would give that a try as well. I'll ask c_k to put it in next weeks 'new manga shouts', I can't promise that will convince someone to translated but that will at least get it noticed.

Animeace
January 25, 2012, 10:27 PM
New Crows manga to launch

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx29/JDSZ/crowsspinoff.jpg


This year's fourth issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine announced on Tuesday that a spinoff of Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows manga will launch in the next issue. Dai Suzuki (Drop) will create the new gangster manga titled Kuzu!!.

The new series will center on the original manga's character Tatsuo Kuzugami who is the son of a yakuza crime boss. In his solitary life, Tatsuo faces many challenges as the delinquency world's strongest man.

Man still waiting hoping for a crows 3 movie till then manga will hold me over tho. It's such a badazz series just some good old bloody brawling. Hope some scanlator will pick this up.

k-dom
January 29, 2012, 12:19 PM
2 mangas are in the palmares of 2012 Angouleme comics festival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angoul%C3%AAme_International_Comics_Festival). This year Art Spiegelman (the author from masterpiece Maus) was the president of the jury
* Gekiga Hyouryuu (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=39299) from Tatsumi Yoshihiro won the regards sur le monde prize (look over the world?)
* Bride story (http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=37308) (Otomegatari) from Mori Kaoru won the Intergeneration prize (that seems to be a manga prize since Pluto won last year, that's quite funny when you think at the segmentation level of manga...).

So that's 2 little awards but it's better than nothing, anyway I'm happy since the best album went to a great artist : Guy Delisle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Delisle). If you find one of his work someday don't hesitate to give it a look.
I'm also happy for Otomegatari since it's really a wonderful drawn manga, I recall it has many fans here.
Tatsumi Yoshihiro work seems also interesting, I put it on my list for next reading.

Kaiten
January 29, 2012, 12:43 PM
Guy Delisle's Burma Chronicle (Chroniques Birmanes) is a fantastic book, one of the better books about life within the borders of a repressive regime. The majority of his work has been translated into English by Montreal's fantastic book store and publisher Drawn & Quarterly. If not available at your local bookstore his books are easily available from Amazon.

A Drifting Life (Gekiga Hyouryuu) is essential reading by one of Japan's greatest artists. Also published by Drawn & Quarterly it has one multiple awards in the States as well. Tatsumi Yoshihiro should be considered of near equal stature to the likes of Tezuka. Scanlations of three of his collections: The Pushman, Goodbye, and Abandon the Old in Tokyo are easily available online.

k-dom
January 30, 2012, 05:10 AM
You can also have a look at his website http://guydelisle.com/english/index_en.html, the blog is in French but there are some interesting notes in the book section. His new book is about his 2 years in Jerusalem, I have not read it yet but it won't take long before I do
Funny, on the home page of Drawn and Quaterly (http://drawnandquarterly.com/) is Nonnonba, one of the rare manga to have won the best album in Angoulême. It seems it will be available soon in English. I really recommend it too.

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Kaiten, maybe you heard about it already but Gekiga Hyouryuu was adapted into a japonese-singaporian anime Tatsumi (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1922736/). It's out this wednesday in France (what a good timing ?), I don't know if it was released in English too.

Negative Syndicate
February 01, 2012, 11:29 PM
I'm not sure whether this consider a manga news, but since it got a manga adaptation. So, I'll upload here.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg689/scaled.php?server=689&filename=3e73d54b.jpg&res=medium
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg535/scaled.php?server=535&filename=abee2304.jpg&res=medium

It looks like IS Infinite Stratos has been axed. So, I wonder if the manga gets cancelled as well.

Asgaroth
February 02, 2012, 06:07 AM
I'm not sure whether this consider a manga news, but since it got a manga adaptation. So, I'll upload here.

It looks like IS Infinite Stratos has been axed. So, I wonder if the manga gets cancelled as well.

so the book version is cancelled?don'tknow why, i thought it sold pretty well, it even get an anime...

Negative Syndicate
February 02, 2012, 04:05 PM
http://www.j-cast.com/2012/02/02120998.html?p=all

There is a rumor that K-ON will have a live-adaptation movie; so, many fans are not please about the rumor (and that goes same for Jojo).

Animeace
February 03, 2012, 01:56 AM
Negima to end in 3 more chapters

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This year's 10th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Ken Akamatsu will end his Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga after three more chapters. However, he will first take a two-issue hiatus to prepare for the end, so the series will return in this year's 13th issue of the magazine on February 29. The finale will not come until this year's 15th issue in March, at the earliest.

Kaiten
February 08, 2012, 11:07 AM
Vagabond to resume in March.

https://twitter.com/#!/inouetake/status/167093659131584512
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-02-08/vagabond-takehiko-inoue-to-resume-manga-next-month

I guess this means I need to read the last ten chapters :p

xi0
February 08, 2012, 02:19 PM
Wait, the next installment of Vagabond is being colored? :blink