Metal band Maximum the Hormone is getting the manga treatment in an upcoming serialization that combines the drawing talents of manga artist Hideaki Fujii with the scenario and original work of guitarist / vocalist Maximum the Ryo-kun. Hit the jump to learn more.
The sixth collected volume of Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san ("Takagi-san is Good at Pranks") will be released in Japan on August 10, 2017, and the special limited edition version of the popular manga by Souichirou Yamamoto will come with a bonus figurine of the manga's protagonist: the titular prank-loving Takagi-san.
Originally leaked back in April, it's now official: Imouto sae Ireba Ii ("If Only I Had a Little Sister"), a romantic comedy light novel series written by Yomi Hirasaka and illustrated by Kantoku about a struggling author and his helpful "younger brother", is being adapted into a TV anime that will debut in the Fall season of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Thanks to the "Machi ★ Asobi 18" event currently taking place in Tokushima, new details have been revealed about the production of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte Kara, a "cocktail comedy" web manga by Crystal na Yousuke about a young lady office manager who becomes exceptionally cute and playful when she gets tipsy. Hit the jump to learn more.
Being a shadowy criminal offender isn't all its cracked up to be in a new spin-off gag manga based on Gosho Aoyama's long-running manga and anime series, Detective Conan (known in English as Case Closed). Hit the jump to learn more.
The official movie poster has been released for Asahinagu, an upcoming live-action film based on the seinen manga by Ai Kozaki about a high school girl learning the art of the naginata (a type of long-handled Japanese blade). Hit the jump to learn more.
Shogakukan confirmed today that a total print run of 53-year-old manga artist Gosho Aoyama's manga works has surpassed 200 million copies worldwide. He made his professional manga artist debut in 1986 and has been best known for his international bestselling series Meitantei Conan/Detective Conan (or Case Closed in some countries). Hit the jump for more details.
With the release of its May issue on April 15, 2017, Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic, a monthly manga magazine aimed primarily at elementary school students, began celebrating its 40th anniversary. 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.
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.
Ichirei Shite, Kiss ("Make a Bow and Kiss") - a romantic sports manga by Yakko Kaga about young practicioners of the Japanese art of archery falling in love - is being adapted into a live-action film that will hit theaters in Japan in the Fall season of 2017. Hit the jump to take aim at romance.
Recently, the official Twitter account teased a major announcement for Jun Mayuzuki's youth love story manga, Koi wa Ameagari no You ni ("Love is Like After the Rain"), and now thanks to a "flying get" report making the rounds online, it appears that the series will be receiving an anime adaptation. Hit the jump to learn more.