Friday, May 10, 2024

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East Manga Ends in August

The Twitter account for Kadokawa's Emerald Magazine announced on Wednesday that Miyuki Abe's Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun manga will end with its 82nd chapter in the summer issue, which comes out in late August.

Abe's manga reimagines the setting from the classic Hakkenden samurai novel as a female-oriented story with supernatural elements. The manga inspired two anime seasons from Studio DEEN in 2013.

Abe launched the manga in Tosuisha's Ichi*Raki magazine in 2005. Abe then switched publishers to Kadokawa Shoten in 2011, and began serializing the manga in the publisher's Ciel magazine. Abe then switched the manga in 2014 to the new Sekaiichi Hatsukoi-inspired Emerald magazine. Kadokawa shipped the 23rd compiled book volume on December 28.

The first 13-episode television anime series adaptation of the manga premiered in Japan in January 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the series in various countries outside of Japan as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the first season on home video in May 2014 under the title Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East. The second season premiered in July 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed it as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the second season on home video in October 2014. The company also released an English dub for the anime.

Source: Emerald Magazine's Twitter account

Tomoko Yamashita's Ikoku Nikki Manga Gets TV Anime

Pony Canyon announced on Friday that Tomoko Yamashita's Ikoku Nikki (Diary of a Strange Land) manga is inspiring a television anime adaptation. The company also revealed a teaser promotional video, a teaser visual, and the show's main staff.

Miyuki Oshiro (episode director for Durarara!!×2 KetsuNatsume Yūjin-Chō GoTo Your Eternity) is directing the anime at ShukaKohei Kiyasu (Run with the WindMy Home Hero) is in charge of composition and writing the scripts, Kenji Hayama (Princess JellyfishTiger & Bunny) is designing the characters, and kensuke ushio (Chainsaw ManA Silent VoiceHeavenly Delusion) is composing the music.

The text in the upper left of the below visual reads, "[She] sleeps in the corner of the throne of a queen of a different country."

The manga centers on 35-year-old novelist Makio Kōdai, and her 15-year-old niece Asa, who live together under one roof. Makio took Asa in on a sudden impulse after Asa's parents, which included Makio's older sister, passed away. The next day, Makio returns to her senses and remembers that she does not do well in the company of other people. So begins their daily life, as Makio attempts to acclimate to a roommate, while Asa attempts to get used to an adult who never acts like one.

Yamashita (The Night Beyond the Tricornered WindowDon't Cry GirlMo'some Stinglaunched the manga in June 2017 in Shodensha's Feel Young magazine, and ended it in June 2023. The manga's 11th and final compiled book volume shipped in August 2023. The manga was nominated for the 28th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize earlier this year. 

The manga also ranked at #5 on the women's list of the 2024 edition of Kono Manga ga Sugoi!topped Da Vinci's 23rd annual "Book of the Year" list for manga in December, and was nominated for the 13th Manga Taisho awards in 2020. The manga is inspiring a live-action film adaptation that will premiere in Japanese theaters on June 7.

Sources: Ikoku Nikki anime's websiteComic Natalie

I'll Be With Them Again Today's Nagisa Komugi Launches New Manga

Komugi launched the I'll Be with Them Again Today (Kyō mo Karera no Otonari de) manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine in October 2020, and ended it in October 2022. Kodansha published four compiled book volumes for the manga. Kodansha USA Publishing released all four volumes of the manga in English.

Sources: Komugi Nagisa's Twitter accountNakayoshi June issue

Viz Media to Release Destroy All Humans. They Can't Be Regenerated. A Magic: The Gathering Manga in Fall

Viz Media announced on Thursday that it will release author Katsura Ise and artist Takuma Yokota's Destroy All Humans. They Can't Be Regenerated. A Magic: The Gathering Manga (Subete no Jinrui o Hakai suru. Sorera wa Saisei Dekinai.) in fall 2024. The manga's physical release will include an exclusive card for the Magic: The Gathering trading card game.

The manga debuted in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in November 2018. Kadokawa published the manga's 15th compiled book volume on April 26. Wizards of the Coast LLC. is credited with cooperation.

The "youth graffiti" manga centers on two people in the 1990s who play the Magic: The Gathering trading card game. Yokota and Ise previously published a one-shot version of the manga in Monthly Shōnen Ace in August 2018.

Magic: The Gathering recently has a current collaboration with Cowboy Bebop. Wizards of the Coast announced a Hatsune Miku collaboration on Monday.

Source: Viz Media's Twitter account

Bakemonogatari Manga Artist 'Oh! great' Launches New Manga

Manga creator Oh! great announced on Tuesday that he will launch a new manga titled Kaijin Fugeki in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on May 29. A Twitter account for the manga also debuted on the same day.

Oh! great launched a manga adaptation of NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari novels (pictured at right) in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2018, and ended it in March 2023. Kodansha published 22 compiled book volumes for the manga. Vertical / Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the original novels in English, and began releasing the manga in October 2019. Kodansha USA Publishing released the manga's 21st volume on April 16.

Oh! great is known for creating the series Air GearJunk Story - Tetsukuzu Monogatari, and Tenjho Tenge, which all inspired anime. He has also worked on the story and art for numerous manga such as Burn Up!FiveHimiko-DenMajin -Devil-Naked Star, and Silky Whip. Additionally, he worked on end card illustrations for the anime series Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, and most recently drew the character designs for the Night Head 2041 anime.

Sources: Oh! great's Twitter accountKaijin Fugeki's Twitter account

Ema Toyama's Vampire Dormitory Manga Ends in June

The June issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine announced on Thursday that it will publish the final chapter of Ema Toyama's Vampire Dormitory manga on June 3 in the magazine's July issue.

Toyama launched the manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in November 2018. The manga went on hiatus after its "first part" ended in July 2022, and returned and started its "second part" in December 2022. Kodansha published the manga's 13th compiled volume on March 13.

Kodansha USA Publishing releases the manga in English. It released the 10th volume on June 20 in print, and will release the 11th volume on May 21 digitally and on May 28 in print. The company describes the manga:


Mito has no family to rely on. She lives on the streets, disguised as a boy. Ruka is an otaku vampire interested only in 2D girls. After Ruka saves Mito from a perilous situation, he makes her an offer: "Become my subservient thrall and let me drink your blood whenever I wish! In return, you can live with me—in the boys' dorm!" But to stay with him, Mito must hide the fact that she's a girl. Every day is a new danger—to say nothing of that bloodthirsty vampire!

The manga inspired a television anime that debuted on TOKYO MX and BS Nippon TV on April 7 at 11:30 p.m. JST. It also began running on AT-X from April 8 and on MBS from April 9. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, the CIS, and India.

Toyama launched her award-winning Missions of Love (Watashi ni xx Shinasai!) romantic comedy manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in 2009 and ended it in June 2015. She published a sequel manga titled Watashi ni xx Shinasai! Couple-hen (Missions of Love - Couple Arc) in Nakayoshi from March to June 2018.

Most recently, Toyama launched the Majo Maid wa Joō no Himitsu o Shitteiru. (The Witch Maid Knows the Queen's Secret) manga in Nakayoshi magazine in December 2022.

Kodansha Comics also released or is releasing Toyama's I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King's 10 ChildrenAoba-kun's ConfessionsManga DogsI Am Here!, and Shugo Chara-chan! manga. Tokyopop previously published Toyama's Pixie Pop: Gokkun Pucho manga.

Source: Nakayoshi magazine June issue

Minoji Kurata's The Apothecary Diaries Manga Adaptation Goes on Hiatus After Artist Gives Birth

Shogakukan's Sunday Webry manga website announced on Monday that Minoji Kurata's Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Mao Mao no Kōkyū Nazotoki Techō (The Apothecary Diaries ~The Palace Cloister Mystery-Solving Notebook of Mao Mao~) manga — an adaptation of Natsu Hyūga's The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) light novel series — will go on hiatus to take a childcare leave, after giving birth in January. Kurata plans to resume the manga this summer.

Kurata launched the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine in August 2017. Sunday Webry started publishing the manga online in December 2018. Shogakukan published the manga's first compiled book volume in February 2018, and the 18th volume on March 19. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Mao Mao no Kōkyū Nazotoki Techō is a separate manga adaptation of the original light novel series from Nekokurage's manga adaptation titled The Apothecary Diaries.

Nekokurage's The Apothecary Diaries manga adaptation launched in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine in May 2017. Square Enix published the manga's 13th compiled book volume on March 25. Square Enix Manga publishes the series in English.

Natsu Hyūga began serializing the original story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) website in October 2011. Shufunotomo began publishing the novels in print volume with illustrations by Touko Shino in August 2014.

J-Novel Club publishes the novel series digitally and describes the story:

In the East is a land ruled by an emperor, whose consorts and serving women live in a sprawling complex known as the hougong, the rear palace. Maomao, an unassuming girl raised in an unassuming town by her apothecary father, never imagined the rear palace would have anything to do with her—until she was kidnapped and sold into service there. Though she looks ordinary, Maomao has a quick wit, a sharp mind, and an extensive knowledge of medicine. That's her secret, until she encounters a resident of the palace at least as perceptive as she is: the head eunuch, Jinshi. He sees through Maomao's façade and makes her a lady-in-waiting to none other than the Emperor's favorite consort... so she can taste the lady's food for poison!

The light novel series inspired an anime that premiered on October 21 with the first three episodes, and aired for two cours (quarters of a year). Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan and is also streaming an English dub. The anime is getting a second season in 2025.

Source: Sunday Webry via Yaraon!

Spy x Family, My Hero Academia, One Piece Manga Rank on NYT April Bestseller List

Tatsuya Endō's SPY x FAMILYKōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia, and Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga ranked on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early April.

SPY x FAMILY volume 11 ranked at #7, My Hero Academia volume 37 at #8, and One Piece volume 105 at #11.

The 14th volume of Chainsaw Man ranked at #3 on March's list. The 20th volume of Dragon Ball Super ranked at #10, and the first volume of Berserk Deluxe at #11 in the same month.

The New York Times posted its first updated Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list in October 2019, and it is one category of the newspaper's current bestseller lists.

Source: The New York Times' Graphic Books and Manga list

Norio Doujima's I'm the Only Monster Tamer in the World Manga Listed as Ending in 11th Volume

Amazon is listing the 11th volume of Norio Doujima's I'm the Only Monster Tamer in the World and Was Mistaken for the Demon Lord (Sekai de Tadahitori no Mamono Tsukai: Tenshoku Shitara Maō ni Machigawa Remashita), the manga adaptation of Senri Kakei and hu-ko's light novel series of the same title, as the final volume. The volume will ship on June 7.

Doujima launched the manga adaptation on Square Enix's Manga UP! website in October 2018. Square Enix published the manga's first compiled book volume in April 2019, and the 10th volume on October 6.

Manga UP! Global publishes the manga digitally in English. Comikey also licensed the manga, and the series is also available on Kadokawa's BookWalker Global Store. Manga UP! Global describes the manga's story:

After a long journey, Noa finds the “Class Change Book.” He's done all to abandon his bothersome “Hero” role and gain a new class... “Monster Tamer.”

Kakei and hu-ko launched the light novel series with its first volume in May 2018. Kadokawa published the novels' fourth volume in November 2019.

Source: Amazon

Only My Undesirable Translation Talent Can Change the World Manga Ends in 4th Volume

Amazon is listing the fourth compiled book volume of Tomoyuki Maru's Only My Undesirable Translation Talent Can Change the World ("Honyaku" no Sainō de Ore dake ga Sekai wo Kaihen Dekiru Ken: Hazure Sainō "Honyaku" de Kizukeba Sekai Saikyō ni Nattemashita) manga — the adaptation of Hakuto Aono's light novel series of the same title — as its final volume. The volume will release on June 12.

Square Enix's Manga UP! Global publishes the manga digitally and describes the story:

Noah is the eldest son from a noble family known for their magical prowess. As such, his father expects him to possess a Talent for elemental attack magic. But during his appraisal, it was revealed that not only couldn't he use magic, but he had a particularly useless Talent—"Translation.” Yet, no one could have guessed that this astonishing ability has the power to change the world!

The manga launched on Square Enix's Gangan Online in May 2022. Square Enix shipped the third compiled book volume in Japan on December 12.

Aono launched the original light novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let's Become Novelists) website in June 2021. Kadokawa published the novels' first volume with illustration by Hajime Kanadome in March 2022.

Maru launched The Legendary Dragon-armored Knight Wants to Live a Normal Life in the Countryside (Densetsu no Ryūsō Kishi wa Inaka de Futsū ni Kurashitai: SSS-Rank Irai no Shitauke Yamemasu!), the manga adaptation of Tuck's light novel series of the same title, on Gangan Online in November 2019, and the series ended in September 2021. Manga UP! Global publishes the manga digitally in English. The manga is also available on Kadokawa's BookWalker Global Store.

Source: Amazon

Akira Hizuki, Minmi Tachibana Launch New Full-Color, Vertical-Scrolling Queens Blade Spinoff Manga

Hobby Japan's Fire CROSS manga website launched a new, full-color, vertical-scrolling Queen's Blade spinoff manga titled Nanashi no Tensei (Nanashi's Reincarnation) on Monday. Akira Hizuki (Desire Pandora) and Minmi Tachibana are drawing the manga, and Hobby Japan is credited for the original work. The new spinoff manga is part of the Queen's Blade franchise's 20th anniversary project in 2025.

The spinoff manga centers on Nanako Tadano, an office worker who died from overwork, and is reincarnated as Nanashi in another world similar to her favorite anime, Queen's Blade Legend. Nanashi accidentally frees a legendary monster and becomes a beautiful fighter with the most powerful skill. But in the world of beautiful fighters where everything is decided with harsh duels, Nanashi decides to hide her great power and just watch the great duel battles between her favorite characters.

The spinoff manga is based on the Queen's Blade Unlimited anime, but characters from other series of the franchise will also make guest appearances in the manga. Queen's Blade Unlimited, the latest anime from the franchisereleased its first episode in 2018, and the second episode released in 2020.

The first Queen's Blade anime adapting Hobby Japan's combat picture book series based on the Lost Worlds game premiered in 2009. The franchise has since inspired two additional television anime and multiple original video anime, manga, and novels. Media Blasters released the first two anime series in North America, and Sentai Filmworks released the third series and the Queen's Blade: Beautiful Warriors OVA.

Sources: Fire CrossComic NataliePR Times

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Manga to End in 15th Volume

The 14th compiled book volume of Daisuke Hiyama's Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan) manga revealed on April 11 that the series will end with the 15th volume's release in fall.

The anime's first season premiered in July 2020. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for home video and digital release, and HIDIVE and Crunchyroll both streamed the anime as it aired. HIDIVE also streamed an English dub. Sentai Filmworks released the anime on Blu-ray Disc in October 2021, and it describes the story:

Peter Grill is the world's strongest fighter, but his ascent to the top came with an unexpected consequence: Women around the world, human and monster alike, want to bear his genetically superior children! Since he's currently engaged to the love of his life, Peter isn't too keen on his sudden popularity, and it will take every ounce of self-control for Peter to keep his hands to himself and his relationship with his paramour in One Piece in the outrageously irreverent Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time.

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time - Super Extra (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan Super Extra), the second television anime season for the franchise, premiered in Japan on October 2022. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and is streaming it on HIDIVE.

Hiyama launched the manga in Futabasha's Manga Action magazine in July 2017. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga.

Source: Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time volume 14

Viz Manga App Expands Availability Beyond Canada, U.S.

Viz Media's manga app is now available in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand after announcing last year it would expand its availability. The app was previously only available in Canada and the U.S. The company also expanded its library on Tuesday by adding Marvel manga to the platform.

ANN reached out to Viz Media, who confirmed simulpub content as well as all the content available in the North American version of the app are also available in other regions. The service features over 10,000 chapters of both Shogakukan and Shueisha titles.

Viz's manga app is adding Deadpool: SamuraiWolverine: Snikt!Spider-Man: Fake RedMarvel's Secret ReverseSpider-Man: Octo-Girl, and X-Men: The Manga: Remastered. The two companies collaborated in 2022 to reimagine Marvel superheroes in manga style with famous artists like Kazuki Takahashi contributing. The app launched on May 9 and the subscription costs US$1.99 per month. Viz continues to offer its separate Shonen Jump service.

Source: E-mail correspondence

Hajime no Ippo Boxing Manga Goes on 1-Week Hiatus

This year's 20th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that George Morikawa's Hajime no Ippo boxing manga would be on hiatus this week in order to prepare for the magazine's combined 21st and 22nd double issue.

K MANGA publishes the series in English and describes the series:

What does it feel like to be strong? That's the question on the mind of Ippo Makunouchi, a clumsy high-school kid who gets bullied a lot. But when he runs into pro boxer Mamoru Takamura, it isn't long before the dynamite in his fists is unleashed! Dreaming of joining Takamura in the pro ranks, Ippo joins him at the Kamogawa Boxing Gym—and there his quest for true strength begins, in and out of the ring!

The series commemorated over 100 million copies in circulation in July. Morikawa launched Hajime no Ippo in 1989, and the series is his only manga. The manga inspired a television anime adaptation in 2000, followed by the Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger sequel in 2009 and the Hajime no Ippo Rising sequel in 2013. The series also inspired the Hajime no Ippo - Champion Road special and the Hajime no Ippo - Mashiba vs. Kimura original video anime in 2003. Geneon Entertainment released the first television anime season on DVD in North America before the company ceased operations in 2007.

Discotek licensed the first anime and is releasing the series on Blu-ray Disc. Crunchyroll is streaming the original anime adaptation and Hajime no Ippo Rising. The manga inspired its first stage play adaptation in 2020.

Kodansha started releasing the manga digitally in 2021. The manga's 140th compiled book volume shipped on February 16. The manga's first 110 volumes are currently available on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket website.

Source: Weekly Shōnen Magazine issue 20

Umiharu's The Daily Life of a Middle-Aged Online Shopper in Another World Manga

The May issue of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine revealed on Thursday that Umiharu's The Daily Life of a Middle-Aged Online Shopper in Another World (Arafō Otoko no Isekai Tsūhan Seikatsu) manga, the adaptation of Hifumi Asakura's light novel series of the same title, will end in the magazine's next issue on May 17.

Square Enix's Manga UP! Global and Comikey publish the manga digitally, and the series is also available on Kadokawa's BookWalker Global Store. Manga UP! Global describes the manga's story:

Ken'ichi, a single man who's almost 40, is suddenly transferred to another world. As he navigates his way through the dangerous forests of that world, he realizes that he can use a huge online shopping site. Ken'ichi aims to use his cheat ability to live a slow life in another world!

Umiharu launched the manga in Monthly G Fantasy in April 2019. Square Enix published the manga's first compiled book volume in October 2019, and the seventh volume on February 27. Asakura launched the original light novel series on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2017, and ended the series in June 2021. SB Creative published the novel series' first volume with illustration by Yamakawa in May 2018, and the third volume in April 2019.

Source: Monthly G Fantasy May issue

Alto Yukimura's Pizzicato no Nemuru Mori Manga Goes on Hiatus

The 50th anniversary issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine (this year's combined 10th and 11th issue) announced on Friday that the "main story" of Alto Yukimura's Pizzicato no Nemuru Mori (Sleeping Pizzicato Forest) manga will enter a hiatus beginning the next issue. The staff will reveal the manga's resumption date once it has been decided.

The story follows a sheltered pianist named Emily, who visits her great-great grandfather's vacation home for summer vacation. She meets a strange backpacking youth named Shura there, as well as the "fairy" living in the home. Yukimura launched the series in Hana to Yume in October 2022. Hakusensha shipped the third compiled book volume on February 20.

The artist also launched the Colette Decides to Die (Colette wa Shinu Koto ni Shita) manga in Hana to Yume in 2014, and ended it in the 20th volume in December 2021. Viz licensed the series in English for release in fall 2024.

Yukiumura launched the sequel series Colette wa Shinu Koto ni Shita: Megami-hen (Colette Decides to Die: Goddess Arc) in 2022. Hakusensha shipped manga's one compiled volume in March 2023.

Yukimura published a two-volume Ginzatō-shi to Kuro no Yōsei: Sugar Apple Fairy Tale manga adaptation of Miri Mikawa and aki's Sugar Apple Fairy Tale light novels on Hakusensha's Hana to Yume Online website from 2012 to 2014.

Source: Hana to Yume issue 10/11

Shadow Eliminators Manga Ends in Shonen Jump

This year's 21st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the final chapter of Kento Amemiya's Shadow Eliminators (Ruirui Senki) manga on Monday. The third and final compiled volume will go on sale on July 4.

MANGA Plus publishes the series in English and describes the story:

Kasane are spirits who latch onto the shadows of people's hearts. But as long as Yayoi and Aoba are around, evil spirits won't be hurting any students at the school! Beautiful art and occult action! The door to the unknown has now been opened...

Amemiya launched the series in Weekly Shonen Jump on December 4. Shueisha ships the first book volume on May 2, and the second volume ships on July 4.

Viz Media also publishes the manga in English digitally. Shueisha first published the manga as a one-shot in its Shonen Jump GIGA magazine in 2021.

Source: Shonen Jump issue 21

Takako Shimura Launches New Manga in Weekly Big Comic Spirits

This year's combined 21st and 22nd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Takako Shimura will launch a new series Sōiu Ie no Ko no Hanashi (A Story of the Children of That House) in the magazine's 26th issue on May 27.

The story follows childhood friends Ema, Kōichi, and Sachiko, who were raised in the same religious household. Years later, at the age of 28, the three find themselves at a crossroads as they confront issues of marriage, work, and independence.

The manga will serialize in the magazine monthly. Sōiu Ie no Ko no Hanashi marks the fourth new series announced by Shimura recently. The artist announced last month the previously published one-shot Futari de Hitorigurashi (Living Alone Together) manga is getting a regular series. The first chapter released in the spring issue of Bungeishunju's Bunshun Woman magazine that released on March 21.

Shimura recently announced the Koiiji spinoff manga Hatsukoi no Tsugi (What's Next After First Love). The series begins serializing in Kodansha's Kiss magazine on April 25. Shimura will also launch a new manga titled Only Talk with original work by Michi Ichiho in the 70th issue of Shodensha's OnBLUE boys-love magazine on April 25.

Shimura launched the Awajima Hyakkei manga (pictured at right) in Ohta Publishing's PocoPoco online magazine in July 2011, but the manga later moved to Ohta Web Comic. The manga's fourth compiled book volume released in August 2022. The manga ended on March 15.

Shimura is best known for her Wandering Son and Sweet Blue Flowers manga, both of which have inspired television anime series adaptations in 2011 and 2009 respectively. She also drew the original character designs for the Aldnoah.Zero anime, Battery the Animation, and the Overtake! racing anime. She drew a short-run manga adaptation for the Battery novels. Fantagraphics Books is releasing her Wandering Son manga in North America, and Viz Media is releasing Sweet Blue FlowersSeven Seas is releasing Shimura's Even Though We're Adults (Otona ni Nattemo) manga digitally and in print.

Shimura's Happy-Go-Lucky Days (Dōnika Naru Hibi) manga inspired an anime film that opened in Japan in October 2020.

Source: Big Comic Spirits issue 21/22

Non Tamashima's My Boyfriend in Orange Manga Resumes on May 24

The June issue of Kodansha's Dessert magazine revealed on Wednesday that Non Tamashima's My Boyfriend in Orange (Moekare wa Orange-iro) manga will resume serialization in the magazine's next issue on May 24. The manga went on hiatus in August 2022 due to Tamashima's expected childbirth that fall, and she planned to resume the manga in winter that year.

Kodansha USA Publishing is publishing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:

Hot firemen, now in the world of shojo manga! High school student Moe has moved to a new town after the death of her father. Moe's already having enough trouble fitting into her new class as it is, so she's totally mortified when she ends up being “rescued” by local firefighter Kyōsuke during a fire drill … in front of all the kids at school. But the embarrassing incident might be a blessing in disguise, because gruff-but-kind Kyōsuke gives Moe the courage she needs to leap out of her comfort zone as she aims to leave her loner days behind. Not to mention she's soon falling head over heels for him…!

The manga launched in Kodansha's Dessert magazine in May 2016. Kodansha shipped the manga's 13th compiled book volume in July 2022. Kodansha USA published the 13th volume in English in January 2023. The manga inspired a live-action film that opened in July 2022. The film ranked at #4 in its opening weekend.

Source: Dessert June issue

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Ways of Monster Nation Manga Ends Due to Artist's Health

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime The Ways of Monster Nation Manga Ends Due to Artist's Health

The official Twitter account for Micro Magazine's Comic Ride magazine announced on April 1 that Shō Okagiri's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Ways of Monster Nation spinoff manga of Fuse and Mitz Vah's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) light novel series will end prematurely due to Okagiri's health.

The company stated there had been attempts to resume its publication, but it became difficult to resume serialization.

The manga had been on hiatus, with plans to resume serialization in 2022.

Yen Press publishes the series in English and describes the story:

Framea's continuing her exploration of Tempest in the search for three-star worthy sights, experiences, and attractions. But this time around, she's got her hands full with outlandish requests from Rimuru Tempest himself! Between escorting some terrifying demons around town, high-stakes aquatic activities, and even war on the horizon, Framea's doing all she can just to keep up. One thing is certain: Life in Tempest is anything but boring!

The series launched in 2016. Micro Magazine shipped the eighth compiled book volume in January 2021. Yen Press shipped the eighth volume in English in August 2022.

The third season of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) television anime premiered on April 5 at 11:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. EDT) in the "Friday Anime Night" programming block on the NTV channel and 29 affiliates. The show will air for two continuous cours (quarter of a year) for a half-year run.

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