Kumamoto's official regional mascot Kumamon is joining the ranks of such historical luminaries as Osamu Tezuka and Steve Jobs, because Shogakukan has published an educational, biographical manga about Kumamon for their "Shogakukan Edition Study Manga" line. Hit the jump to learn more.
The life of a writer is tough, and it's even tougher when the author in question is a brilliant but emotionally volatile 15 year old girl. Hit the jump to check out the official movie poster and trailer for HIBIKI, an upcoming live-action film based on the seinen manga by Mitsuhara Yanamoto.
The central cast has been announced for Kengan Ashura, an upcoming TV anime based on the violent seinen martial arts manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon about hot-blooded fighters who participate in illegal underground fighting tournaments at the behest of their corporate sponsors. Hit the jump to learn more.
As reported, a newly-produced OVA (original video anime) will be bundled with the 3,780 yen (35 US dollars) special edition set of the next 9th tankobon volume of Soichiro Yamamoto's love comedy manga series KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN. It is confirmed today that the OVA is based on the "Water Slider" episode included in the manga's 6th volume. Hit the jump for more details.
In a bit of irony, it has been revealed that the anime adaptation of Moshi Moshi, Terumi Desu. ("Hello, This is Terumi."), a romantic comedy manga by Etsuko Mizusawa about a girl who hates smart phones and the Internet and the boy who loves her, will be distributed as a "tate anime" designed to be viewed vertically on smart phones via the Anime Beans app. Hit the jump to learn more.
After its release last Wednesday, the 24th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday was immediately sold out at many stores in Japan mainly due to the launch of Zero no Tea Time, a new spin-off mamga to Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan series. For those who couldn't get the issue, the magazine has decided to offer its contents online for free for a limited time of three days. Hit the jump for more details.
It's no surprise that KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN ("Skilled Teaser Takagi-san"), a manga and TV anime about a middle school girl who loves to play tricks on the boy that sits next to her in class, would celebrate April Fools' Day with a prank of its own, in this case the joking announcement of a new TV anime that looks back to the main character's days as an elementary school student. Hit the jump to learn more.
Soon after the broadcast of the TV anime's final 12th episode in Japan last night, Shogakukan announced that the special edition of the next ninth volume of Soichiro Yamamoto's love comedy manga series KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN will bundle an original anime disc (OAD). The manga author also reported the news with the main heroine Takagi-san's swimsuit illustration on Twitter.
Battle is a ferocious flurry of fists and feet in the teaser trailer for Kengan Ashura, an upcoming TV anime based on the violent seinen manga written by Sandrovich Yabako and illustrated by Daromeon about shady corporations that resolve their grievances through pit-fighting matches. Hit the jump to check it out.
March 14, on the official release day of this year's latest 16th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday, Web Sunday revealed that a TV anime project based on 53-year-old manga artist Kazuhiro Fujita's 1997-2006 work Karakuri Circus is now in the works. The news was teased as a "super important announcement" in the magazine's previous 15th issue last week. Check out more information and the artist's memorial Twitter arts after the jump!
It was announced today in this year's latest 15th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan) that 53-year-old manga artist Kazuhiro Fujita will have a "super important announcement" in the magazine's next 16th issue to be released on March 14. The teaser announcement in the current issue says, "Again in 2018, Kazuhiro Fujita will shock you!!!" Hit the jump for more information.
Fushigi Yugi, a shōjo manga by Yuu Watase about a girl who embarks on a magical and romantic adventure in a world similar to mythological China, is once more being adapted into a stage musical with a sequel play entitled Fushigi Yugi -Ao no Shou- ("Blue Chapter") that will run from October 13 - 21, 2018, at the Zenrosai Hall / Space zero venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.