Critically acclaimed manga author Naoki Urasawa (Monster, Pluto, 20th Century Boys) is returning to the pages of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits weekly seinen manga magazine with a new series for the first time since the conclusion of 21st Century Boys in 2007. Hit the jump to learn more.
A chilly new key visual and the main staff have been revealed for Vinland Saga, an upcoming TV anime based on the historical fiction seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura about a young boy who becomes a terrifying Viking warrior to avenge the death of his father. Hit the jump to learn more.
Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan ("Near-death!! Ekoda-chan), a 4 panel seinen manga by Yukari Takinami about a young women who cruises through Tokyo's nightlife scene in search of romance, is being adapted into an omnibus format TV anime that will have a different voice cast and production staff for each of its 12 episodes. Hit the jump to learn more.
After an absence of over a decade, Oruchuban Ebichu - a raunchy gag manga by Risa Itō about the everyday life of a talking hamster and the humans she lives with - is returning to manga serialization with a new series entitled Oruchuban Ebichu Chu. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Great War of Archimedes (known in Japan as Archimedes no Taisen), a historical fiction seinen manga by Norifusa Mita about a mathematical genius who struggles to uncover a conspiracy of fraud in the Japanese Imperial Navy in the years leading up to World War II, is being adapted into a live-action film. Hit the jump to learn more.
Seinen magazine Young Animal Arashi has printed its last issue. However, its manga will go on to the original Young Animal... as well as two new publications planned for later this year. Find out more after the jump.
Kingdom, a historical fiction seinen manga by Yasuhisa Hara that tells the story of an orphaned boy who grows up to become a fearsome general during China's Warring States period, is being adapted into a live-action film. Hit the jump to learn more.
There's no time for historically inaccurate horned helmets or Monty Python references, because Vinland Saga, a historical fiction seinen manga by Makoto Yukimura about an orphaned boy who becomes a terrifying Viking warrior, is being adapted into a TV anime with animation production by Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus' Bride). Hit the jump to learn more.
More news out of Winter Comiket 2017 confirms that franchises involving catgirls truly have nine lives: Nekopara, an adult visual novel series about humans living side-by-side with catgirls known as "Nekos", is being adapted into a seinen manga that will be published in Dengeki G's Comic magazine. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kengan Ashura, a violent seinen action manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon in which rich corporations bet on pit-fighting matches to solve disputes, is being adapted into an anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Anime screenwriter Makoto Fukami (Berserk, PSYCHO-PASS) is branching out once again into the manga medium with a new comic entitled Writer x Writer, a "girls comedy" which chronicles the trials and tribulations of a rookie screenwriter who hits a rough patch after making a spectacular debut. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new 15-second TV spot has been published and the opening theme song performer has been revealed for Konohana Kitan, an upcoming TV anime based on the manga by Sakuya Amano about a group of fox-spirits who work as caretakers at a hot springs resort on the boundary between the world of humans and the world of spirits. Hit the jump to learn more.
Takeshi Kaga, a Japanese actor perhaps best known in the West for his role as Chairman Kaga in the original Iron Chef, will be playing the role of Ichikawa, the blind mahjong master, in the upcoming sequel series to Akagi, a live-action TV drama based on the high stakes gambling manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Japanese TV scheduled has been published for Konohana Kitan, an upcoming TV anime based on the manga by Sakuya Amano about a group of kitsune ("fox-spirits") working as caretakers at a hotspring on the boundary between the human and spirit worlds. Hit the jump to learn more.