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.
The 20th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday, which was officially published today in Japan, announced that the serialization of Kenji Taguchi's Ane Log: Moyako Neesan no Tomaranai Monologue (Older Sister Moyako's Never-ending Monologue) comedy manga will end in its next 21st issue to be released on April 20. Hit the jump for more.
Voice actors Emiri Katō and Soma Saito have lent their talent to a TV commercial for Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san ("Takagi-san is Good at Pranks"), a classroom comedy web manga by Souichirou Yamamoto that is also published in print form by Shogakukan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shogakukan's Manga One smart phone app is partnering with Animeism, a late-night anime programming block on TBS / MBS, to promote the manga versions of two anime that are currently airing in the Spring 2016 season: The Lost Village and Magi: Adventure of Sinbad. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new promotional video for 12-Sai ("Age 12"), a TV anime based on the shōjo manga by Nao Maita about young girls dealing with the ups and downs of early adolescence, is now available online. Hit the jump to witness the stirrings of first love.
51-year-old manga artist Kazuhiro Fujita starts serialization of his new work Souboutei Kawasubeshi/Souboutei Must Be Destroyed in the latest 17th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday published today in Japan. The publisher has posted a 30-second PV for the "spectacle modern horror" series. Check the clip after the jump.
Big Comic Original, a bimonthly seinen manga anthology magazine published by Shogakukan that has serialized such works as Naoki Urusawa's Monster and Pluto, will soon begin next-day digital distribution following the publication of the print version. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.