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 course of office romance never did run smooth, but now the main cast, the main staff, a new key visual, and the web distribution schedule have all been revealed for Ganbare Doukichan ("You Can Do It, Doukichan"), an upcoming web anime based on the Twitter manga by Yom about a young office lady competing for the affection of her co-worker with several inter-office rivals. Hit the jump to learn more.
As previously reported, manga author Takashi Shiina (Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Zettai Karen Children) has been hired to illustrate the "comicalize" manga adaptation of the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon TV anime for Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S manga magazine, and to celebrate Shiina recently took to Twitter with an illustration paying homage to some of Rumiko Takahashi's other famous creations. Hit the jump to check it out.
Yesterday for Hashtag Day, the Japanese Twitter account for the service released the top ten hashtags that were used by Japanese users in the first half of 2021. Among those in the top ten are JUJUTSU KAISEN, Geshin Impact, Lawson, and many more, but out in front was none other than cute girls as racehorse franchise Umamusume: Pretty Derby. Gallop past the jump see the full list!