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    Monday March 10, 2020
  • Animate Akihabara Sells Latest Shonen Jump via Lottery Style Drawing

    "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" color pages and clear file bookmark inspire unprecedented demand

    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.

  • Monday November 18, 2019
  • KINMOZA! Manga Concludes its Japanese Publication Run in 5 Chapters

    Yui Hara's everyday comedy series has been serialized in Houbunsha's "Manga Time Kirara Max" since 2010

    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.

  • Friday July 5, 2019
  • DC and Rooster Teeth Team Up for RWBY and gen:LOCK Comic Series *UPDATED*

    Digital publications to kick off in August and September of 2019 with RWBY Volume 7 coming in November of 2019

    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.

  • Thursday June 7, 2018
  • Kodansha Suspends Print Publication of "ITAN" Magazine

    Bimonthly serial was previously the home of such manga as "Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju" and "Frau Faust"

    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.

  • Friday March 17, 2017
  • Japanese e-book Sales Rose By Nearly 15% in 2016

    Recent changes in the publishing world see companies switching to digital books and manga.

    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!

  • Friday October 14, 2016
  • Hold Onto Your Lilies! Kodansha Acquires Ichijinsha

    Publishing company will continue business as usual as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kodansha

    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.

  • Wednesday September 14, 2016
  • Sunrise Launches "Yatate Bunko" Light Novel Imprint

    Initial publications include a new "Armored Trooper VOTOMS" novel, "GaoGaiGar vs. Betterman", and 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.

  • Saturday January 2, 2016
  • Top-Selling Light Novel Series of 2015 Announced

    Net-publication and anime adaptations appear to be key factors in popularity and longevity

    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.