Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba continues to be a publishing juggernaut in Japan, proving so popular that the latest issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (in which Demon Slayer is serialized) is being sold at Animate's Akihabara location via lottery style drawing, a move that is largely unprecedented in the history of weekly manga magazines. Hit the jump to learn more.
All good things must come to an end, and according to the official Twitter feed of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara seinen manga magazine, Kiniro Mosaic, the manga that served as the basis for the KINMOZA! anime, is concluding its publishing run in five chapters. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some big news has come out of the RTX 2019 trade show in Austin, Texa: Rooster Teeth and DC Comics are teaming up to transport the popular animated series RWBY and gen:LOCK into the realm of sequential media with a pair of comic book series that will begin digital publication in August and September of 2019, with print editions to follow. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some sad news for fans of ITAN, a bimonthly manga magazine published by Kodansha: as of Volume 44 (published in Japan on June 07, 2018), the magazine is suspending its print run, with currently running titles migrating to Kodansha's Comic DAYS digital manga magazine. Hit the jump to learn more.
Have you noticed the increase in successful digital manga over the last year or so? It's not just you -- digital publishing has seen a spike in Japan, and other factors could make it even more successful in the year to come. Hit the jump to read more about it!
At a joint press conference held in Tokyo on October 14, 2016, Japanese publishing company Kodansha announced that it has acquired all shares of Ichijinsha, another publishing company that specializes in manga and light novels. Hit the jump to learn more.
Beginning on September 30, 2016, Sunrise is rolling out a new light novel publishing imprint entitled "Yatate Bunko", which is named after Hajime Yatate, the staff pseudonym that is credited with creating Sunrise's most popular works. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shoizumi Book Tower, a book store in Akihabara, has announced the top-selling light novel series of 2015 according to internal sales data collected from December 01, 2014 to November 30, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.