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Post Reply New Simupub Manga: Is this Girl for Real?!, Okitenemuru and Star Light Woman PLUS Updated Territories
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Posted 1/20/14 , edited 1/21/14
Hey guys,

ON TOP of our new manga simulpubs coming out, we're excited to announce that ALL of our Kodansha titles will now be expanded to the following territories as well: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, China, Brazil and Mexico.


That means your favorites like Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail are now available in even more areas, so enjoy!

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To continue from where we left off yesterday, we've got another new simulpub manga announcement for today!

Known in Japan as Kono Oneesan wa Fiction Desu?!, Is this Girl for Real?! will be joining the Crunchyroll Manga lineup today at 4pm Pacific Time, available for Crunchyroll members WORLDWIDE ex Japan!

Don't forget that the Crunchyroll Manga App is available FOR FREE on both Andoid and iOS devices!


Jun Yoshikawa is a boy with a manga artist for a mom. One night, he gets in a situation with a drunk stranger, Narumi Kawase, and decides to look after her. She becomes a live-in assistant at the Yoshikawa household as Jun takes care of her. This is an age-gap comedy about a pre-thirties, unfortunate beauty with no skills nor a job, and a perfect high schooler who helps out his mom and does the household chores as they live together.

Is this Girl for Real?! will be updated every month on the 22nd, in accordance with its Japanese publishing date. The latest chapter is available now, and the back catalog will be available on Crunchyroll at a later date.

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Hey guys,

We're kicking off Monday this week with the addition of yet ANOTHER 2 simulpubs to Crunchyroll Manga! (If you don't have easy access to a computer, don't forget that the Crunchyroll Manga App is available FOR FREE on both Andoid and iOS devices!)


First off, we have Okitenemuru, the new title from Hitori Renda, best known for the best-selling manga "King's Game," known in Japan as Ousama Game. AND, since this is a brand-new title, you guys will be able to see it RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING! That's right, we'll be starting from Chapter 1 the same day as Japan!

Here's a quick synopsis to get you started on what to expect:

Kanata and his friend Tokiji are ordinary teenagers in modern Japan. Mysterious deaths have begun to occur in their city, where the victim's head will transform into an animal face and explode. There are rumors about these strange incidents, but one day it happens at Kanata's school. Kanata is caught up in the incident and gains the special ability to "remove his limiter". This allows him to greatly enhance a single ability of his, but after he uses it, another ability will go out of control. He encounters a mysterious, beautiful woman in a black skin-tight combat suit named Shiki. She forces Kanata and Tokiji to become deeply involved in these incidents. Just what is going on? What mysterious organization is behind this!? A world-spanning conspiracy begins to unfold.

Also joining our simulpub lineup, is Star Light Woman by Rie Kanou! The latest chapter is currently available and back catalog will be uploaded at a later date.


The fate of the Earth has been entrusted to a single woman! A new SF comedy series! As more and more witnesses report seeing UFOs, a plain woman named Hoshi is working late at her part-time job. But she has an important secret!

Both titles will be available TODAY at 4pm Pacific Time and are available for Crunchyroll members WORLDWIDE ex Japan! Simulpub chapters for Okitenemuru and Star Light Woman will be updated every first and third Tuesday of the month, according to their Japanese release dates.

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But wait, is that really all? Just when you think things are settling down, we've got EVEN MORE announcements coming you way! That's right, keep your eyes here at Crunchyroll to see what new simulpub titles we'll be adding to our collection! The pages for each series will be available once the chapters are up, so don't panic if the links don't go anywhere yet!

1/7 - Inside Mari
1/7 - Silver Nina
1/7 - Love Theory
1/20 - Okitenemuru
1/20 - Star Light Woman
1/21 - Is this Girl for Real?!
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1/?? - ??
1/?? - ??
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Nice! I'm glad to see at least one of these two starting from the beginning too. I'm really looking forward to the manga selection continuing to grow! (Next: Skip Beat!)
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Posted 1/20/14 , edited 1/20/14
Good news everyone! Keep the titles coming! virtual HUGS! P.S. Please bring Silver Spoon!
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bassoonbg wrote:

Nice! I'm glad to see one starting from the beginning too. I'm really looking forward to the manga selection continuing to grow! (Next: Skip Beat!)


I could be wrong but I don't think CR can bring Skip Beat! since that title already is been published on English by Viz Manga.

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I love that you are getting one from the ground up! That is AWESOME!

Now let's hope it is good...

The other one only has 3 chapters too, so that is awesome. And they are Seinen! YAY!
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Okitenemuru, art kind of reminds me of Bakuman
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Always good to have more stuff.
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OKitenemuru seems amazing, hope its great!
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I love what you guys are doing here!

That said, any chance we'll be getting the ability to add simulpub manga to our queue in the future?
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Please get sports series Crunchyroll!
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freemans2009 wrote:

I love what you guys are doing here!

That said, any chance we'll be getting the ability to add simulpub manga to our queue in the future?

That's impossible. Ability isn't a manga, it's a webtoon published for free on naver.
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leokiko123 wrote:

That's impossible. Ability isn't a manga, it's a webtoon published for free on naver.


Say what? This is purely a technical thing. Has nothing to do with other series or webcomics.
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Yes! Thank you Crunchyroll.
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Thanks again, Crunchyroll!
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Nice to see CR grab more manga and adding them to their collection. Just wondering though but why are the first 7 chapters of Star Light Woman missing?

Also, is there a news when any of the previous chapters of the manga like Silver Nina will be added in the future? The current chapters are way ahead of the regular scans.
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