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Viz Media Releases List of March 2021 Manga Titles

Viz Media Releases List of March 2021 Manga Titles

It's the New Year, and Viz Media has released their titles for March 2021 in advance. All the big series are here along with some new titles. Shonen Jump My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions, Vol. 1 Story and Art by Yoko Akiyama Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi Midoriya is excited for his first team-up mission […]

Attack on Titan Manga to End in April 2021

Attack on Titan Manga to End in April 2021

Attack on Titan is approaching its end, both the original manga and the anime series. The anime is currently adapting the start of the story's final act originally serialized in the manga series. The manga itself is literally hitting its endgame final chapters. Fans have been wondering how many chapters the manga had left, considering […]

Remina: Junji Itos Horror is a Whole Planet

Remina: Junji Ito's Horror is a Whole Planet!

Remina is one of Junji Ito's latest horror manga stories, and it's utterly nuts. In a good way. A horror story should be utterly insane, nightmarish, and irrational. Ito understands this better than most storytellers. He might have taken a few years off horror to draw a manga about his cat, but he's come back […]

Kodansha USA Expands Partnership with INKR App with More Manga

Kodansha USA Expands Partnership with INKR App with More Manga

Kodansha USA, the publisher of some of the most popular manga series in English, has expanded its partnership with INKR Comics, the new comics reading and publishing app, to increase its current library of fan-favorite manga to over 400 volumes. This week marks the debut of popular series including Attack on Titan, To Your Eternity, […]

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Viz Media Announces Prequel to Hit Manga and Anime

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Viz Media Announces Prequel to Hit Manga and Anime

Viz Media announced the publication of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, a one-shot prequel to the hit series Jujutsu Kaisen. The manga has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and is currently enjoying an anime adaptation. The prequel will be by Gege Akutami and released on January 5th, 2021. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the supernatural story that […]

Chainsaw Man Manga Ends but will Get Sequel Also Anime Series

Chainsaw Man Manga Ends but will Get Sequel, Also Anime Series

Chainsaw Man, Tatsuki Fujimoto's wildly popular and bloodily ultraviolent manga series, ended with its final chapter this week but turned out to be just the end of "Part One: Public Safety Arc." There will be a sequel series coming in the new year. The concluding chapter to Chainsaw Man was simultaneously serialized in English on […]

Naruto One Piece Bleach: Manga Light Novel Spinoff Round-up

Naruto, One Piece, Bleach: Manga Light Novel Spinoff Round-up

You shouldn't be surprised that Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach have light novel spinoffs. They're not prose adaptations of the manga or anime stories, but brand-new, original stories. In Japan, popular manga series become full-on multimedia franchise factories, and apart from anime, toys, and merchandise, prose spinoffs are also commonplace. It makes sense. Fans can't […]

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution is for Fans Only

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution is for Fans Only

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution is a partial sequel to the groundbreaking 80s manga and anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena. Unfortunately, unless you've followed the original series, you'll probably feel lost at sea with After the Revolution. The original series was a groundbreaking LGBTQ fantasy epic where themes and meanings were expressed as symbols […]

Sneeze: Naoki Urusawas Short Stories are Wistful Goofy Fun

Sneeze: Naoki Urusawa's Short Stories are Wistful, Goofy Fun

Sneeze is a collection of Noaki Urusawa's recent short stories. They're ditties, trifles, little bites of whimsy, and oddness that reveal his preoccupations and obsessions. As the title suggests, they're sneezes of his personality. And minor Urusawa is still fun. Urusawa is a sort of Alan Moore-esque manga creator best known for long-running series like […]

Attack on Titan: Manga in the Final 1% to 2% of Ending

Attack on Titan: Manga in the Final 1% to 2% of Ending

Hajime Isayama reported on Sunday that his megahit manga series Attack on Titan is now about 1 to 2% away from completion. This means the manga is just months away from publishing its finale. Anime News Network found the Nishi Nippon Shimbun report, where Isayama spoke at the unveiling of the statues of the manga's […]

King of Eden: Another Take on the Zombie Apocalypse

King of Eden: Another Take on the Zombie Apocalypse

King of Eden is a new horror manga written by Naoki Urusawa's frequent co-author Takashi Nagasaki. Nagasaki was the co-writer of Urusawa's most recent hit series, including Monster, 20th Century Boys, Master Keaton, Billy Bat, and Osamu Tezuka's reimagining's Astroboy storyline Pluto. The series is actually another take on the zombie genre. It offers a mythical origin for the […]

My Broken Mariko: A Funny Sad Mad Howl of Grief

My Broken Mariko: A Funny, Sad, Mad Howl of Grief

Josei manga, or manga for an adult female audience, is still rare in the US. My Broken Mariko by Waka Hirako is special not just for being that rarity but also in its unique story and tone. It's an explosive wail of grief and pain with madcap humour and raw emotion. Editor's Note: Adding a […]

Viz Media Unveils February 2021 Solicitation Titles

Viz Media Unveils February 2021 Solicitation Titles

Viz Media officially released their list of manga titles coming out in February 2021. Shonen Jump JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 8 Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki What kind of weirdo lives on a transmission tower?! An all-new enemy Stand attempts to trap, outwit and eliminate Josuke Higashikata and Okuyasu Nijimura, […]

The Drops of God: More Volumes of Wine Manga Debut in English

The Drops of God: More Volumes of Wine Manga Debut in English

Comixology and Kodansha Comics announced the release of volumes 23-33 of the international bestseller The Drops of God manga series in English for the first time. These 11 new volumes join the 22 previously released, all of which can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content at no additional cost for […]

Yen Press Announces New Publishing Plans for Haruhi Suzumiya Novels

Yen Press Announces New Publishing Plans for Haruhi Suzumiya Novels

Yen Press announced new plans to re-release the Haruhi Suzumiya Light Novels today.  Two new volumes of the original Haruhi Suzumiya novel series will be published every month, leading up to the June 2021 release of the new book The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya. Yen Press had previously published the series in 10 books between […]

Yen Press Announces 11 New Titles at NYCC Metaverse

Yen Press Announces 11 New Titles at NYCC Metaverse

Yen Press LLC announced a new slate of upcoming titles at a virtual panel, "The Yen Press Manga and Light Novel Party" during New York Comic Con Metaverse. These acquisitions included manga (Hana-chan and the Shape of the World, Please Put Them On, Takamine-san!!, In Another World With My Smartphone, Can't Stop Cursing You, Sex […]

How Writing for Women Created an Entire Cultural Phenomena

How Writing for Women Created an Entire Cultural Phenomena

In 1944, the Market Research Company of America estimated that 91 percent of girls ages six thru eleven read comic books. The pop sensation of heroes in capes seemed to transcend gender, and one woman, Dorothy Woolfolk, is even credited with helping to manifest Superman's infamous weakness: Kryptonite. While the birth of comics seemed to […]

Venus in the Blind Spot: Junji Ito has Fun With his Horror Influences

Venus in the Blind Spot: Junji Ito has Fun With his Horror Influences

Venus in the Blind Spot is the latest collection of short stories by horror manga master Junji Ito. Viz Media gave him the deluxe treatment with a gorgeous hardcover collection that includes colour pages. There's no commentary on the stories, but the selection is actually a tour of Ito's mind as they reveal his influences […]

Yen Press Announces Four New Manga and Light Novel Titles

Yen Press Announces Four New Manga and Light Novel Titles

Yen Press announced a new slate of upcoming titles that include the manga series When a Magician's Pupil Smiles and Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana and both the light novel series and manga adaptation of I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister. When a […]

Yen Press Unveils Sword Art Online Platinum Collectors Edition

Yen Press Unveils Sword Art Online Platinum Collector's Edition

Yen Press announced they will publish the Sword Art Online Platinum Collector's Edition, a deluxe limited edition box set of the iconic Sword Art Online light novel series written by Reki Kawahara with illustrations by abec. Sword Art Online could be considered the crown jewel of the Isekai genre right now. "Isekai" is the subgenre […]