Manga


Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is Naoki Urusawas Oddball Heist Comedy

Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is Naoki Urusawa's Oddball Heist Comedy

Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is another unusual manga by Naoki Urusawa. It's a satire about dreamers and con men, an art heist caper, a Magical Realist tale about romantic yearning, art lovers, and second chances with some political commentary thrown in. It's like a stew cooked from lots of leftover ingredients and spices. Kumiko […]

Spy x Family Vol. 2: the Undercover Family Comedy Gets Nuttier

Spy x Family Vol. 2: the Undercover Family Comedy Gets Nuttier

The first volume of Viz Media's Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo established the premise and tone of the series. A spy forms a fake family as cover for his new mission, unaware that his fake daughter is a telepath, and his fake wife is an assassin, and only the little girl knows all their […]

Spy x Family Review: Unique Genre Comedy Fun

Spy x Family Review: Unique Genre Comedy Fun

A spy, an assassin, and a mind-reader get together to form a family. Hilarity ensues. Spy x Family has a unique high concept premise that could only come from a mashup of family genre tropes mashed together to create something new. It's the type of high concept that desperate Hollywood screenwriters would give their fifth […]

I Dont Know How to Give Birth Turns Pregnancy into Madcap Comedy

I Don't Know How to Give Birth! Turns Pregnancy into Madcap Comedy

I Don't Know How to Give Birth! Is a manga that does exactly what it says in the title. That's not meant to be glib. Manga and light novel titles from Japan are shockingly direct when it comes to telling us exactly what they're about. Writer-artist, or manga-ka, Ayami Kazama tells the autobiographical stressful story […]

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints Small Press &#038 Manga

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints, Small Press, & Manga

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]

Moriarty the Patriot: Viz Media Unveils Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Manga

Moriarty the Patriot: Viz Media Unveils Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Manga

Viz Media announced the upcoming publication of Moriarty the Patriot Volume 1, a manga that offers not just an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, but a spinoff and alternate take on the canon. Sherlock Holmes has always been popular in Japan, which has a huge and voracious readership for detective stories. Japan also has […]

My Broken Mariko: Yen Press to Publish New Josei Manga

My Broken Mariko: Yen Press to Publish New Josei Manga

Yen Press announced the imminent publication of My Broken Mariko, an emotional new manga about a close friendship between two young women and the devastating impact of suicide as one of them struggles to understand the sudden loss of her best friend. Josei is the genre of manga stories aimed at adult women of college-age […]

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Manga Improves on the Novel

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Manga Improves on the Novel

Yen Press has published the manga adaptation of Hajime Kamoshida's bestselling romantic comedy light novel Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, which also got a globally popular anime adaptation. The Yen Press omnibus edition combines both tankubon editions, so the complete first story arc is collected in one book, which is a good […]

Awesome Usagi Yojimbo Stan Sakai Art On Auction At Heritage

Awesome Usagi Yojimbo Stan Sakai Art On Auction At Heritage

Usagi Yojimbo is one of the most under-appreciated characters in all of comics. The same goes for artist Stan Sakai, who deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Jack Kirby, John Romita, and others as one of the giants of the industry. Any chance you can get to meet the man, take it—one […]

Yen Press to Publish Wrestling Manga New Japan Academy

Yen Press to Publish Wrestling Manga New Japan Academy

Yen Press announced today that they have acquired the manga series New Japan Academy, an action-packed comedy manga series featuring stars from New Japan Pro-Wrestling by artist HIROKU. with consultation by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. This series marks the first official manga from New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Given the worldwide popularity of pro-wrestling, of course sports manga […]

Viz Media Announces Assassins Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Manga

Viz Media Announces Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Manga

Viz Media has licensed Minoji Kurata's manga Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun. The first volume is scheduled for publication on February 16th, 2021. The manga series is an adaptation of the 2.5D side-scrolling Ubisoft game Assassin's Creed: China. The character Shao Jun first appeared in the animated short film Assassin's Creed: Embers, where she traveled to […]

Yen Press Announces ID: Invaded #Brake-Broken Manga

Yen Press Announces ID: Invaded #Brake-Broken Manga

Yen Press announced the acquisition of the manga series ID: Invaded #Brake-Broken, with a story by Otaro Maijo and art by Yuuki Kodama, the creator of Blood Lad. This is a direct sequel to the hit Winter 2020 anime series ID: Invaded. This was a Cyberpunk thriller in a future where cops can tap into […]

Yen Press Announces New Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novel After 9-Year Gap

Yen Press Announces New Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novel After 9-Year Gap

Yen Press announced on Monday this week that they would be publishing the English edition of the first new Haruhi Suzumiya novel for nine years. This follows an announcement from Japanese publisher Kadokawa Shoten's Sneaker Bunko Twitter account.  The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, the next installment of the classic light novel series The Melancholy of […]

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Omnibus Brings Dark Magical Girls to Manga

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Omnibus Brings Dark Magical Girls to Manga

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is the Magical Girl story that deconstructed the genre and turned it on its head. Now Yen Press has released an Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Complete Omnibus edition that collects the entire manga adaptation into one book. The Magical Girl story became popular in the 1980s with the premiere of […]

Viz Media releases December 2020 Titles

Viz Media releases December 2020 Titles

Viz Media has released their list of manga and art book titles they are releasing in December 2020. Once again, the usual favourites are here, but there are some surprises as well, like a Junji Ito Science Fiction title! Enjoy! Shonen Jump Chainsaw Man, Vol. 2 Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto Now that Denji has found […]

Viz Media Announces November 2020 Titles

Viz Media Announces November 2020 Titles

Viz Media released the full list of their titles coming out in November. Once again, it runs the full gamut of Shonen, Shojo, art books, Disney adaptations, more adult fare, and some horror. There is something for everyone again. Shonen Jump JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 7 By Hirohiko Araki Josuke's bizarre […]

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre Manga &#038 Seven Secrets #1

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre, Manga, & Seven Secrets #1

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need […]

Yen Press Announces 13 New Manga and Light Novels

Yen Press Announces 13 New Manga and Light Novels

Yen Press announced a huge list of new acquisitions today, which include several mangas – Cirque Du Freak: The Manga Omnibus Edition, Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends Omnibus Edition, Interspecies Reviewers Comic Anthology: Darkness, The World's Finest Assasin Reincarnated Into Another World, Adachi and Shimamura, Dear NOMAN, Golden Japanesque – Yokohama Karentan –, Mama Akuma, […]

The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Spinoff Manga: For Fans Only

The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Spinoff Manga: For Fans Only

Yen Press' The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Ways of the Monster Nation Vol. 1 is a manga spinoff of the hugely popular and successful light novel series The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The mothership series spawned a globally popular anime series, a manga series adaptation, and already another […]

Yen Press Announces 10 New Manga and Light Novels for August

Yen Press Announces 10 New Manga and Light Novels for August

The ever-prolific Yen Press announced 10 new manga and light novel titles for sale in August. The usual suspects are here: high school fantasies, medieval fantasies, romances, a Yuri (lesbian) office romance, even an autobiographical manga about pregnancy and motherhood. The variety is welcome. Fiancé of the Wizard, Vol. 1 By Syuri Nakamura Artwork by […]