Fur is going to fly in the Fall of 2017, because Crunchyroll will be distributing JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR, an upcoming TV anime based on the "battle royale" novel by Nisio Isin in which a group of 12 Chinese Zodiac-themed warriors face off in mortal combat in a cruel contest that only 1 can win. Hit the jump to learn more.
Eiichiro Oda's One Piece action adventure manga started its serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in July 1997 and finally reached its 20th anniversary this week. To celebrate the anniversary, the magazine's official YouTube channel has posted two special videos featuring readers in the real world and the characters' "Thank You" moments in the manga. Watch the memorial clips after the jump!
The work of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure creator Hirohiko Araki is nothing if not genre-bending, and now Araki plans to break new barriers with the latest chapter of his Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai ("Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan") series, which will see the Stand-wielding manga artist from Diamond is Unbreakable appearing in an format unlike any he's appeared in before: a shōjo manga publication. Hit the jump to learn the details.
The next cour of My Hero Academia kicks off its Japanese broadcast on July 08, 2017, and now a new preview video and the OP theme performer for the next installment have been revealed. Hit the jump to go beyond, Plus Ultra!
The main cast has been announced for Karada Sagashi ("Searching for the Body"), an upcoming short form anime based on the gruesome survival horror web manga written by Welzard and illustrated by Katsutoshi Murase about students haunted by a terrifying spectre that threatens to tear them limb from limb. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main cast have been announced for Juuni Taisen ("The War of 12"), an upcoming TV anime based on the novel written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura about a group of twelve warriors forced into a deadly game where only one can survive. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for the anime adaptation project based on Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed sports manga Haikyu!! today announced that its third compilation film "Sainou to Sense (Talent and Sense)" will be released in Japan on September 15, 2017, then the fourth film "Concept no Tatakai (Battle of Concepts)" will follow two weeks later, September 29. Hit the jump for more details.
With the publication of the 6th volume of Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun in Japan on June 02, 2017, the long-running soccer manga by Yōichi Takahashi has reached a publication milestone: the series has published a total of 100 collected volumes, with some 70 million copies in-print in Japan alone. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ashi-Girl, a time-slip love comedy manga by Kozueko Morimoto about a lazy 16 year old high school girl who ends up transported back in time to the Sengoku Period, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast as part of NHK's "Saturday Period Drama" programming block beginning in September of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
.Bloom (pronounced "Dot Bloom"), an electronic anthology magazine focusing on "boys' love" stories, is celebrating its one year anniversary with a special print edition with a theme of "Blooming". Hit the jump to learn more.
According to the latest numbers reported by Japan Magazine Publishers Association (JMPA) yesterday, the average circulation of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in the period between January and March 2017 was confirmed as 1,915,000 copies. It is the first time for Japan's top-selling manga magazine to dip in circulation below two million. Hit the jump for more details.