Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday manga magazine is currently running a contest entitled the "Takagi-san Cup", and the winner of the contest will be recruited to create a four-panel comic spin-off manga for Souichirou Yamamoto's popular series, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san ("Takagi-san is Good at Pranks"). Hit the jump to learn more.
Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san ("Takagi-san is Good at Pranks"), a school comedy manga by Souichirou Yamamoto about a young girl who loves playing pranks and her male classmate who often finds himself as the target of her trickery, is celebrating 4 collected volumes and over 1 million copies in circulation with artwork that rings in the new year. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a recent video promoting Wacom's Intuos Comic USB graphics tablet, voice actor Takuya Eguchi sat down with shōjo manga author Rio Kimido and attempted to demonstrate his drawing skills...with disastrous results. Hit the jump to watch Eguchi fail to draw a giraffe.
For a while there, it seemed like the mania over Minions, the blobby yellow henchman characters from the Despicable Me and Minions films from Universal Pictures, was starting to die out, but now it seems that Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are back for a new adventure in the Land of the Rising Sun with a new manga entitled Miracle Trio! Minions. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 48th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits, published today in Japan, announced that internationally acclaimed manga artist Naoki Urasawa's new one-shot manga will be released in its next 49th issue to be published on October 31. And it is also confirmed that an "urgent announcement" will be also made in the issue. Hit the jump for more.
Keijo!!!!!!!!, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on an aquatic women's sports manga by Daichi Sorayomi that's so intense that it requires 8 exclamation points, has recently released an official statement on social media addressing concerns that its chief purpose is primarily an erotic one. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just in time for Summer Comiket 90, ecchi sports-battle TV anime Keijo!!!!!!!! (also known as Hip Whip Girl) has released an extended trailer that introduces the opening and ending themes for the series. Hit the jump to check it out.
After a break of some 22 years, manga artist Yoshinori Kobayashi has resurrected Obocchama-kun ("Little Princeling"), a popular children's manga about a spoiled rich kid growing up during the height of Japan's economic bubble. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese publisher Shogakukan today starts releasing digital editions of its two manga magazines, Weekly Shonen Sunday and Get the Sun! (Monthly Shonen Sunday), with their latest issues. Sunday is the last one to have its digital edition among the four top-selling Japanese weekly shonen manga magazines. Hit the jump for more details.
The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Heroes is announcing that Atom the Beginning - a prequel manga by Tetsuro Kasahara based on Osamu Tezuka's classic manga Tetsuwan Atom (known in English as Astro Boy) - will be receiving an anime adaptation. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 27th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits announced that internationally acclaimed manga artist Rumiko Takahashi's new one-shot manga "Konya, Kanojo ga Yattekuru" (Tonight, She's Coming) will be released in its next 28th issue to be published on June 6. It is her first one-shot story for the magazine in six years. Hit the jump for more details.