Looks like that anonymous video that looked a lot like Gantz author Hiroya Oku really was Hiroya Oku. After the video racked up over 100,000 views, the follow-up is an announcement that Oku will be teaming up with Ichi the Killer creator Hideo Yamamoto on Yume Onna (Dream Woman), running in Morning's January 2014 issue (on sale December 5th). More after the jump.
Nico user H2O has posted a manga drawing video on the site, promising to reveal more about new work on November 28th. What's striking about the video is that the art look very much like the work of Hiroya Oku, author of violent sci-fi Gantz and before that risque romance Hen. Get a look after the jump.
Chapter 381 of trangressive sci-fi manga Gantz, included in the new issue 24 of this year's Weekly Young Jump run, announced that "it seems everything is headed for despair. Two more chapters, then it's the end." Meanwhile, on the Shonen side of the Jump family, Novice Policewoman Kiruko-san, which made a big impression out of the gate last year, but failed to find a readership, ended in the latest chapter. More after the jump.
Hollywood's Keanu Reeves version of 47 Ronin might keep getting pushed out to later dates, but Dark Horse's project looks ready to appear on schedule. Independent of the movie movie, the samurai classic is also being adapted into a comic written by the DH president Mike Richardson and illustrated by the renowned Stan Sakai with the legendary Kazuo Koike advising. More after the jump.
Dark Horse has announced its slate of October books and August comics. Among the new releases is Yoshitaka Amano's (Final Fantasy) first fantasy novel created as author and illustrator, Deva Zan. See the full plans after the jump.
Kentaro Hayashi, artist on Shuukan Hajimete no Hatsune Miku four-panel manga and the recent "Astro Troopers" music video, along with Nejimaki Kagyu manga creator Atsushi Nakayama, have each created an amusingly warped variant cover for Hiroya Oku's brutal sci-fi manga Gantz. Check them out after the jump.
Diamond, which distributes books to specialty comic shops, has released their sales figures for February 2012. Bleach topped Diamond's manga top 50 (#13 in overall graphic novel sales), with Negima (#28 overall) and Gantz (#39 overall) following close behind. See the complete top 50 list after the jump.
Art of War has announced that the figures maker will be celebrating their 15th anniversary with a foot-tall Gantz figure, "Katou - Battle for Justice." The only thing more stunning than the design is the price. Art of War is asking ¥65,000 (US$846) for the reproduction of the sci-fi manga hero. Take a look after the jump.
Dark Horse has announced its May comic and June graphic novel release plans. Hot on the tails of its Japanese release, the latest volume of CLAMP's Gate 7 is on the way. Also coming, new releases of Gantz and Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project. Check out the full schedule after the jump.