The grand opening of the Animate Bangkok retail store on the 7th floor of the MBK shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand, drew some 6000 visitors on February 06, 2016, far exceeding the initial expectations of the Japan Manga Alliance, the store's sponsors. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shogakukan-Shueisha's limited edition, life-sized, 1:1 scale figures of Lum Invader from Rumiko Takahashi's classic sci fi romance comedy manga and anime, Urusei Yatsura, will be available for pre-order beginning January 22, 2016, at 12:00 PM JST. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
Japanese publisher Shogakukan has released the "Urusei Yatsura Perfect Color Edition", a 2 volume book set totalling more than 600 pages that reproduces all of the full color pages of Rumiko Takahashi's classic sci-fi romantic comedy, Urusei Yatsura, as they originally appeared in issues of Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1978 to 1987. Hit the jump to learn more.
On the release day of its 5th tankobon volume in Japan, Club Sunday TV posted a 30-second animated CM for Shun Matsuena's school battle action manga series Tokiwa Kitareri!!. It has been serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday since its 1st issue of 2015. Check the clip animated by J.C.STAFF after the jump.
A recent article on Mantan Web profiles the rapid growth of the Dagashi Kashi manga by Kotoyama, which has doubled its per volume circulation in the less than 4 months leading up to the debut of its TV anime adaptation. Hit the jump to learn more.
Futagashira, a period drama based on the manga of the same name by Natsume Ono, is returning to Japanese satellite channel WOWOW in 2016 for a second season. Hit the jump to learn more.
A 3rd year middle school student who writes under the pen name of Ran Tokiwa has captured the 77th Shogakukan Rookie Comic Prize in the Shōjo and Josei category. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following the confirmation of the anime adaptation in October and the confirmation of the TV schedule earlier this month. the second TV ad for the Dagashi Kashi anime adaptation has been aired on Japanese TV and subsequently posted online. Hit the jump for the new ad which previews the opening theme by singer MICHI. Hit the jump for the preview.
New information is now available about Shogakukan-Shueisha's limited edition series of life-sized, 1:1 scale figures of Lum Invader from Urusei Yatsura, including the size of the production run and the price of an individual figure. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
The 1st official trailer for upcoming "sweets-shop" TV anime comedy Dagashi Kashi, based on the manga of the same name by Kotoyama, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
Beginning with the January 2016 issue published on November 30, 2015, Shogakukan's weekly seinen manga magazine, Big Comic Spirits, will be simultaneously publishing an electronic version of the magazine as well as the printed version. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Dagashi Kashi, based on a manga of the same name by Kotoyama, has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.
PAL Shop, an online store operated by Shogakukan-Shueisha, has announced the development of life-size figures of Lum Invader, the heroine and principal love-interest of Rumiko Takahashi's classic manga and TV anime, Urusei Yatsura. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga magazine is beginning its 2nd "bring-your-own manga" contest in October, in which aspiring manga artists both amateur and professional can pitch their comics directly to the magazine's editorial board. Hit the jump to learn more.