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Sensor is Junji Ito’s Most Ambitious Cosmic Horror Tale Yet
Sensor is the latest horror manga by Junji Ito and one of his best, a sprawling, meandering serialized story that unites many of his usual themes to create a saga of cosmic horror and existential dread. "Sensor" by Junji Ito cover art courtesy of Viz Media It's a very Junji Ito plot: A young woman arrives at[...]
Mao: Rumiko Takahashi Plays it Straight and Spooky This Time
Mao is the latest manga by the prolific Rumiko Takahashi, arguably the most successful female comics creator in the world She recently finished the teen exorcist comedy manga Rin-ne and plays it straight this time. "Mao Vol 1" cover art courtesy of Viz Media. High schooler Nanoka, she of the tragic backstory where she miraculously survived a[...]
Marvel Meow: Marvel and Viz Media's Cat Manga Debuts in October
Marvel devours every genre in existence, so it was inevitable that they would go after the cat manga genre sooner or later Thus, we have Marvel Meow What's better than a cat manga? Why, a cat manga set in the Marvel universe, of course! Ever since Disney bought up Marvel, it has been devouring media[...]
Star Wars: The High Republic: Edge of Balance Manga Out This Week
Star Wars continues its rampage across all media, including manga Star Wars: The High Republic: Edge of Balance Vol 1 is the first manga set in the Old Republic era of the Star Wars timeline The beauty of the High Republic is it takes place thousands of years before the Skywalker Saga, so writers have[...]
one piece
Back in January 2020, Netflix gave an official thumbs-up to a live-action series based on author Eiichiro Oda's manga One Piece from Tomorrow Studios (Netflix's Cowboy Bebop, TNT's Snowpiercer, Amazon Prime's Hanna) and publisher Shueisha The streamer's 10-episode series highlights the adventures of Monkey D Luffy and his pirate crew as they explore a fantastical world[...]
Mao: Viz Media Premieres New Rumiko Takahashi Manga Series!
Rumiko Takahashi is probably the most successful female comics creator in the world and one of the most prolific with a long list of hit manga series that dates all the way back to the 1980s A former student and protégé of Lone Wolf and Cub creator Kazuo Koike, she has created popular series like[...]
Reborn as a Vending Machine Manga: Yen Press to Publish E-Chapters
Yen Press announced the digital release of the cult hit manga series Reborn as a Vending Machine; I Now Wander the Dungeon This quirky fantasy comedy is based on the light novel series of the same name, previously released in English by Yen On New English language chapters of the manga will be published digitally[...]
Frieren: Beyond Journey's End is a fantasy manga series by Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday since April 2020, with its chapters collected in five tankōbon volumes as of July 2021 And in November, getting an English language printed edition, in Viz Media's November 2021 solicits and solicitations. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1[...]
Kodansha is the largest Japanese publishing company and produces the manga magazines Nakayoshi, Afternoon, Evening, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, as well as more literary magazines Gunzō, Shūkan Gendai, and the Japanese dictionary Nihongo Daijiten Kodansha USA translated many of these serialised titles for the North American market, from both Kodansha Comics and[...]
Yen Press Announces 13 Manga and Light Novels For February 2022
The ever-prolific Yen Press released a list of 13 new manga and light novels (the Japanese term for YA novels) that will be published in February 2022 It's a combination of new and established titles in the genres already popular in the Yen Press stable. Cover courtesy of Yen Press LLC Cross-Dressing Villainess Cecilia Sylvie (manga) Original Story[...]
Naruto Forms Champion’s First Anime-Based Apparel Collection
Naruto is probably the most popular anime and manga in the world now other than the Dragonball series Every kid and teenager knows Naruto by now Naruto is considered a definitive force behind Japanese pop culture in America, its influence and style The saga of a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and[...]
Cruella the Manga: Black White and Red: Viz Publishes Prequel to Movie
Popular enough for a manga prequel to be published to coincide with the release of the movie The movie could become a camp classic, or at the very least, a cult. "Cruella the Manga" cover courtesy of Viz Media. We all love to love a villain Villains get to be sassy, they get to be dismissive, and[...]
Humble Manga Bundle to Benefit Book and Comic Sellers in Need
The Humble Manga Bundle: Isekai by Kodansha is available now through August 26, 2021, on Humble Bundle and features over $840 worth of Isekai manga ebooks, including popular titles like The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) "Mediocre" Demon!, Am I Actually the Strongest?, Shangri-La Frontier, I'm Standing on a Million Lives and many more. "Humble Manga[...]
What French Teens Should be Spending Money in instead of Manga
In a new report proving once and for all that Frederic Wertham was right, The New York Times reports that French teenagers on the dole are pouring money handed out by the government into manga "Young people can buy books, tickets and classes via a government smartphone app," writes rightly panicked Times reporter Aurelien Breeden,[...]
Mashle: Magic and Muscles Vol. 1: What if Superman Went to Hogwarts?
Virtually everyone knows Harry Potter by now, so it's become common to have manga and comics with a Hogwarts-like setting now Yes, it's derivative, but at least this one is hilarious. "Mashle: Magic and Muscles Vo. 1" cover, Viz Media Set in a magical kingdom where everyone goes to the magical school, young Mashle was raised in[...]