Japanese department store chain PARCO will hold an original art exhibition to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series at its PARCO Museum (Ikebukuro PARCO main store 7F) between April 5 and 22, 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
One day before the official release day of its long-awaited 14th tankobon volume in Japan, Kadokawa announced that Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series has printed 16.7 million copies worldwide as of the release of the volume. The slice-of-life comedy manga has been released in 24 countries/regions in the world with 13 languages. See the latest cover illustration after the jump.
Following the announcement for the release day of April 28, the official Twitter for Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series has also posted a cover illustration for its long-awaited next 14th tankobon volume. It will be the first volume in two years and five months since the last 13th volume in November 2015. Meet the green-hair adorable girl again after the jump.
The official Twitter for Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series today confirmed that its long-awaited next 14th tankobon volume is set to be released on April 28, 2018. It has been two years and five months since the last 13th volume was released in Japan in November 2015. Hit the jump for more details.
The main cast and broadcast schedule have been announced for Nyanbo!, a short form TV anime based on a spin-off of the "Danbo" cardboard robot character from Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga. Hit the jump to learn more, nyan.
It's time for the prelude to summer's big events. And, as America's Anime Expo, San Diego Comic Con and the like begin to turn up the hype, so are Japan's notable gatherings. Towards this, the summer edition of the major figure event, Wonder Festival, taking place July 24th at Chiba's Makuhari Messe, has unveiled the latest edition of mascots Wonda-chan and Reset-chan. Get a look after the jump.
Asahi Shimbun today announced the winners of the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Kei Ichinoseki's kabuki and ukiyoe-themed mystery Hanagami Sharaku and Kiyohiko Azuma's slice-of-life comedy Yotsuba&! were chosen as this year's Manga Grand Prix winners from seven candidates. Hit the jump for more details.
Nyanbo - a cat-ear wearing, cat-tail sporting spin-off of the popular cardboard robot character Danbo from Kiyohiko Azuma's heart-warming Yotsuba&! manga - is getting its own short-form TV anime on NHK E TV in Autumn of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
For the first time in a decade, Azumanga Daioh - a 2002 TV anime based on the manga of the same name by Kiyohiko Azuma - will be available again on North American home video thanks to Sentai Filmworks. Hit the jump to learn more.
With Comiket over, some attention turns to what could be thought of as its figures equivalent, Wonder Festival. The winter version of the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers is coming up February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, and again, Kiyohiko Azuma, author of manga Yotsuba&! and Azumanga Daioh, has illustrated the latest incarnations of mascots Wanda-chan and Reset-chan. Get a look after the jump.
Kotobukiya, a Japanese toy-maker that specializes in action figures and pre-painted statues, is sponsoring a free exhibition of artwork featuring Danboard, the lovable cardboard robot from Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
The highly-anticipated 13th volume of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series was finally released in Japan on November 27, two years and eight months after the previous 12th was released in March 2013. As expected, it easily tops the Oricon weekly manga sale chart selling an impressive 361,407 copies in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
The long-awaited 13th volume of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series is finally released in Japan today, November 27, two years and eight months after the previous 12th. According to the ad sticker for the latest volume, the series has now a total of 13 million print run worldwide. Hit the jump for more details.
German-based plush toy company Steiff is producing teddy bears inspired by Duralumin, which appears in Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series as the protagonist Yotsuba's friend teddy bear. Movic will start accepting orders for the 45,360 yen (370 US dollars) limited edition items on December 1. Hit the jump for more details.