Earlier this year, with volume 35 of her latest long-running manga, Rin-Ne, Rumiko Takahashi passed 200 million copies of manga in print. Truly, it's been a legendary career that stands out across manga and comics with commercial and critical hits including Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2, InuYasha, Rin-ne and numerous short works. On October 10th, Rumiko Takahashi celebrated her 60th birthday. Wish her a good one after the jump.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Ranma 1/2, one of Rumiko Takahashi's most successful manga series, post offices all over Japan and its official online store today started accepting pre-orders for original frame stamp sheet featuring its character illustrations. Hit the jump for more details of the anniversary item.
Niigata residents unite! Idol group NGT48 and manga artist Rumiko Takahashi (RIN-NE, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2) have teamed up for a Japanese home video DVD & Bluray release featuring recordings of live concert performances that celebrate NGT48's first year as an idol group. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Premium Bandai website is now accepting pre-orders for an S.H.Figuarts toy of Ryoga Hibiki, the perennially lost and eternally lovelorn rival character from Rumiko Takahashi's classic martial arts rom-com manga and anime, Ranma 1/2. Hit the jump to learn more.
"Darling!" One of the newest additions to Good Smile Company's line of Nendoroid toys is a non-scale version of Lum, the tiger bikini clad, lighting-zapping alien princess from Rumiko Takahashi's classic manga and anime, Urusei Yatsura. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
Shogakukan today started offering digital editions of Inuyasha (56 volumes), One-Pound Gospel (4 volumes), Mermaid Saga (3 volumes), 1orW (1 volume), and Rumiko Takahashi Short Story Anthology (2 volumes). Now all of Rumiko Takahashi's manga works are available in digital form. Hit the jump for more details,
Shogakukan confirmed today that, as of the release of the latest 35th tankobon volume of her current serialization series Kyokai no Rinne/RINNE to be available on March 17, a total print run of 59-year-old manga artist Rumiko Takahashi's manga works will surpass 200 million copies worldwide. Hit the jump for more on this historic record.
Following 31-year-old Yutaka Kyan (Golden Bomber) as the title role, the official website for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's fantasy manga series Inuyasha has posted visuals of its main heroine Kagome Higurashi portrayed by Yumi Wakatsuki and Kikyou by Junna Ito. Both girls are members of idol group Nogizaka 46. Check the latest information after the jump.
Two new characters from the RIN-NE manga are on board for season 3 of the anime. And while you're sure to recognize both voice actresses, one will be very familiar indeed to Rumiko Takahashi fans! Hit the jump to see more!
A stage play adaptation of internationally acclaimed manga artist Rumiko Takahashi's fantasy manga series Inuyasha will be performed in Tokyo from April 6 to 15. Its official website today reveals its main cast including Yutaka Kyan (Golden Bomber) as the protagonist Inuyasha and Yumi Wakatsuki (Nogizaka 46) as the main heroine Kagome Higurashi. Hit the jump for more information.