If you're in the mood for something that is both cute and diabolical, then you're in luck, because FuRyu is creating a line of made-to-order poseable plush toys modeled after the Teddy Demons from Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, a supernatural comedy manga by Kagiji Kumanomata about a kidnapped princess who won't let her captivity interfere with her beauty rest. Hit the jump to learn more.
It may be nearly a week since the new year began but that didn't stop the Rent-a-Girlfriend TV anime character designer Kappe (full name Kanna Hirayama) from drawing the four main girls of the romantic-comedy series as three of the cutest tigers in existence to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Go past the jump to hear the "gao"!
It seems people can't get enough of rental girlfriends, with Reiji Miyajima announcing on his Twitter account tonight that the Rent-a-Girlfriend manga series has exceeded 10 million copies printed (physically) and sold (digitally). To celebrate the news, Miyajima released a visual of Chizuru in a dress that would give Kazuya a heart attack. See for yourself after the jump!
If you've ever wanted to snuggle up with a Teddy Demon from Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, the comic fantasy manga by Kagiji Kumanomata about an abducted princess trying to achieve napping perfection in her new surroundings, soon you will have the opportunity to do so, because the Shonen Sunday Shop online store is releasing a line of 25 centimeter (about 9.8 inches) tall plush toys of the adorable little monsters. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Japan Magazine Publishers Association (JMPA) released their circulation figures for physical copies of Japanese magazines on November 13, revealing that the downward readership trend for some of the biggest names in manga continues well into 2021. Go past the jump to see the stats of the three biggest weekly magazines!
Rumiko Takahashi - the prolific and prestigious manga author of series such as Inuyasha, Rin-ne, and Maison Ikkoku - recently took to her official Twitter account to share her thoughts on the origins of one of her most famous supporting characters: Shampoo, the Chinese warrior woman from the classic martial arts shonen romantic comedy, Ranma 1/2. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Twitter for Tomohito Oda's romantic comedy manga Komi Can't Communicate has posted a tweet in English and Japanese asking for questions from fans to the original author. Selected answers will be published in the forthcoming Fanbook to be released in October. Check out the tweet after the jump!