I have them archived in our Anime Vice Wikia, too. I had this suggestion after someone asked me why we only have a thread, List of Manga Series Ending in 2015. I have no idea why I did that. Thanks to our folks for the suggestion.
Challenges: organization. I have a hard time organizing these stuff especially in forum format. If you see the 2015's List of Manga Series Ending, I divided each posts into month.
I keep things simple and streamlined as I can.
Active Raid Author(s): Kohei Ueda Publisher: Shueisha Serialization: Shonen Jump+ app Start Date: January 7
The story is set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire. It follows the Special Public Security Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit — popularly called "The Eighth" — who don powered armor "Willware" exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime. Assistant inspector Asami Kazari is assigned to The Eighth with the task of assessing the unit's status and reporting it to her superiors. But her true goal is to rehabilitate this sloppy, haphazard, justice-less group.
Akuma ni Chic×Hack Author(s): Arina Tanemura Publisher: Shueisha Serialization: Margaret
The "fantasy love story" follows a young demon princess who falls in love with a human boy. As a young girl, the princess met the young boy and couldn't forget him. After she grows up she descends to Earth and meets him again. Margaret had originally teased the story as a "somewhat different new shape of romance."
Akuma no Riddle Alias: riddle story of devil Author: Yun Kouga and artist Sunao Minakata Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Monthy Newtype End Date: Oct 8 (Magazine),
Happy-go-lucky Haru Ichinose is an upbeat, all-smiles kind of girl. At a prestigious all-girls boarding school, Haru is one of the most popular girls on campus. The attention paid to her, however, is about to turn deadly. Enter Tokaku Azuma, a cold-blooded female assassin, who moves from one mission to the next with deadly precision. The heartless Tokaku has set her sights on Haru as her next target.
What should have been a routine hit turns into a far more complicated affair as Tokaku is unable to pull the trigger on Haru. As Tokaku copes with her strange, budding feelings, will she decide to save Haru's life or end it?
Plot: The newest anthro character to be put in the spotlight is Nipa-ko, the mascot for GodHand Tools' "Ultimate Nipper", a full-flush nippers used for model building. Nipa-ko was created in 2013 and boasts a large white ribbon on her head to emulate the teeth of the nippers and voluminous twin-tails to represent the handles. Although she's known as "Nipa-ko," her real name is Celine P. Nippanu and she's an alien princess.
The character's backstory is inspiring a comedy manga series titled Kyūkyoku! Nipa-ko-chan (Ultimate! Nipa-ko-chan) about the alien princess settling in on Earth. It will also introduce the new character Rajiko. Pixiv artist Yūji Kōji is launching the series on October 30 on Mag Garden's MAGCOMI site. New chapters will go up three times a month.
Arashi no Oka de no Chikai Adaptation: Iris Johansen's Stormy Vows novel Serialization: None Publisher: Ohzora Publishing
Fiercely proud of her independence, Brenna Sloan felt her assurance crumble under Michael Donovan's forceful approach. They were both fighters--but Brenna wasn't strong enough to reach out for the love she needed, and Michael knew only how to take--until he met Brenna. With tantalizing persuasion, he overcame her objections, urged her into a sudden marriage, and carried her away. Only after a heartbreaking misunderstanding nearly destroyed their happiness did they surrender to the fiery ecstasy of their passion. But could Michael convince Brenna that his promise to love her was forever?
The "girls comedy" series follows a protagonist named Daisuke who cannot decide on a club to join because he does not have anything he particularly wants to do. He has an encounter that changes his school life.
BanG Dream! Publisher: Bushiroad Serialization: Bushiroad
The band's members consist of voice actresses who portray the characters in the story, and play the same instruments as their characters. The cast includes: Aimi (Kasumi Toyama) on guitar and vocals, Ayasa Itō (Arisa Ichigaya) on keyboard, Rimi Nishimoto (Rimi Ushigome) on bass, Sae Ootsuka (Tae Hanazono) on lead guitar, and Ayaka Ohashi (Saaya Yamabuki) on drums.
Bōkyaku no Hate, 16-sai no Jibun e no Tegami Alias: Horizon of Oblivion, A Letter to the 16-Year Old Me Author(s): Tatsuya Egawa Publisher: Shogakukan Serialization: Club Sunday Date:
The manga centers on a 16-year old high school student and amateur manga creator named Tatsuya Egawa, who perceives himself as unpopular and hated by the girls in his school. He tries to submit a manga manuscript to Shonen Sunday but is turned down. In despair, he turns to the Internet for advice, finding out that there is a manga creator with whom he shares the exact same name and birthday (the real-life Tatsuya Egawa). From Egawa's manga, the 16-year old Egawa takes away that he must draw from experience, and that he must learn how to draw cute girls. Since he has no experience talking to cute girls, he resolves to get to know one at his school.
Cardcaptor Sakura (New Series. No Title Confirmed) Publisher: Kodansha Date: June (Updates)
The June issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is announcing on Saturday that the members of the creative team CLAMP are launching the new Cardcaptor Sakura sequel manga series in the magazine's July issue on June 3. The manga will take place after titular character Sakura graduates from Tomoeda Elementary School, in her first year of junior high school. Sakura sees a mysterious dream, and an incident takes place.
Chaos;Child Adapted from 5pb. and MAGES' game Author(s): Eiji Umehara (Writer), Futsū Onshin (Cannibal Junk) - Illustrator Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Monthly Shonen Sirius
An official spinoff centered on Mio Kunosato.
In the psycho-suspense story, after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Tokyo's Shibuya ward on November 6, 2009, a black fire spreads and causes mass panic on the day of the earthquake. The sudden disaster that becomes known as the "Shibuya Earthquake" kills 3,851 people and injures 30,927 more.
Coppelion Author(s): Tomonori Inoue Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Weekly Young Magazine Start Date: February 20
The series takes place in the near future, where a massive nuclear accident has rendered Tokyo uninhabitable. When the JGSDF receives a distress call from the supposedly abandoned metroplex, it sends in three young women who have been genetically engineered to be immune to radiation to investigate and rescue any survivors.
The original protagonists of the manga, Takumi Hijirihara and Misaki Asano, are revealed to be members of the Future Foundation's 6th Branch's Special Case Bureau. In the manga's initial chapters, Misaki works as the partner of Takumi Hijirihara, the sole survivor of the "Gibo'ura Middle School Large-Scale Massacre." However, Takumi doesn't hate the culprit. He loves all killing and killers in general, and even rates the grotesqueness of the very culprits he now apprehends as a detective. As of the manga's third chapter, Misaki has been kidnapped by former Hope's Peak Academy student and former Ultimate Fireworks-Maker Ted Chikachiro. In the vehicle where she is being held, Misaki is shocked to find the corpse of who appears to be Makoto Naegi. Source
Fukumaden Author: Coolkyoushinja Publisher: Akita Shoten Magazine: Monthly Champion RED Start Date: May 19
The story of Fukumaden takes place in a world after the Demon King has been defeated by the hero. The hero makes a harem of women to pass down his blood, because the Demon King is fated to return in the next few hundred years. However, because he gathered too many girls, there are 100 women in waiting. The story depicts the women spending their time talking amongst each other as they wait for their turn to meet the hero.
Gundam the Origin MSD: Cucuruz Doan no Shima Author(s): Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Gundam Ace Start Date: May
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD: Cucuruz Doan no Shima will tell the story of Cucuruz Doan, a character who appeared in the similarly-titled 15th episode of Yoshiyuki Tomino's original Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. The episode itself has been omitted from English releases of the series. In the episode, the titular character is a Zeon pilot who abandoned his post after refusing an order.
Hatsukoi no Sekai Author(s): Keiko Nishi Publisher: Shogakukan Serialization: Monthly Flowers Start Date: January 28
The love story story follows Kaoru Komatsu, a 40-year-old unmarried woman. She's not dissatisfied with work or daily life, but something causes her to hesitate in the refrain of everyday life. The turning point is...?
Hitokiri Share House Author(s): Ninomiya and Katagiri Publisher: Serialization: Start Date:
Hitokiri Share House "different species youth story" takes place in the 27th year of an alternate Meiji era (where the kanji used for "Meiji" mean "maze"). A self-proclaimed samurai named Naguri travels from the countryside to the capital Asakusa to achieve his dream, and he moves into a share house. In Asakusa spirits, samurai, and technology coexist.
Ikitemasu ka? Honda-kun (Honda, Are You Alive?) Author: Yoshiki Tonogai Publisher: Square Enix Serialization: Monthly Shonen Gangan Start Date: July 12
The images feature the following descriptions: "Being alive is wonderful," "The blue sky that continues on forever," "On this street smeared with dark red blood, the pale corpses are striding," and "Today is the perfect weather for a date!!?".
Inning! Author: Chama Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Shonen Ace Start Date: October 26 (December Issue)
The new manga series will focus on a girls' baseball club at a certain high school. The club only has three members and is about to be abolished, but the members somehow stay positive. In this "loose baseball comedy," it seems like the players will not get to play.
Joker Author(s): Subaru Nito Publisher: Mag Garden Serialization: Comic Garden Start Date: February 5
Manga adaptation of Kōji Yanagi's spy novel of the same name. The original novel is set in 1937, before World War II begins in earnest. Lieutenant Colonel Yūki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms the "D Agency," an army intelligence outfit under his command and tutelage. Army General Staff attaches Lieutenant Sakuma to observe the unit's performance. D Agency casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yūki establishes D Agency's tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: "Don't kill, don't get killed, don't get captured." With this, Yūki trains a team of operatives who conduct missions against domestic and foreign powers.
Josō Danshi to Menhera Oji-san (The Crossdressing Young Man and the Uncle With Mental Illness) Author(s): Takako Shimura and Fumiko Fumi Publisher: Libre Publishing Serialization: Be x Boy Start Date: May 6
Josō Danshi to Menhera Oji-san is teased with the text, "You're a sweet first-class lady, but it turns out, on social media, you're a boy dressing as a girl!?"
Shimura's manga is teased with the text, "No matter how much I worry, an answer will set it in stone. But I love you."
Kanata Kakeru Author(s): Shin Takahashi (Saikano) Publisher: Shogakukan Serialization: Big Comic Spirits Start Date: January 4
Plot: The story will center on one girl and two boys. An ekiden (long-distance relay race) comes to a certain town once a year. The trio participate in the race as they pass through youth in this classic ekiden story. Source
Kashimashi Meshi Author(s): Mari Okazaki Publisher: Shodensha Serialization: Feel Young Start Date: February
It's okay to use a lot of ingredients. Hold off on eating the food with your fingers. Crunch. Chew. Nibble. Swallow. Who could frown when faced with such delicious food and sake?
The manga will focus on the lives of the titular queen and her husband King Louis XVI. The Palace of Versailles in France is providing editorial supervision for the manga so that the clothes, architecture, and etiquette customs can be reproduced faithfully.
The story follows Yūta Sakura, a third-year middle school student who boasts about his "invincible strength" in arcade fighting games. At the game center he meets another boy named Takemichi Umesaki , and then gets entangled with a group of delinquents. A swordsman, Azuya Momoyama, happens to pass by. The delinquents are defeated by a strange weapon and a strange fighting style. Yūta is inspired and, along with Takemichi, begins to learn about weapons.
Odin's Sphere Adapted from Atlus and Vanillaware's 2D action RPG Author(s): Tomoyuki Hino Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Monthly Shonen Sirius
The game's story centers around a war between the kingdom of Ragnanival, led by the king Odin, and the realm of Ringford, led by the queen Elfaria. Their war has devastated the country of Valentine, of which only scattered ruins remain. The story is told from the perspective of five characters whose stories intertwine: Gwendolyn, valkyrie and younger daughter of Odin; Cornelius, prince of the neutral country of Titania; Mercedes, daughter of Elfaria and princess of Ringford; Oswald, a shadow knight and agent of Ringford; and Velvet, a survivor of Valentine's devastation.
Pokemon Sun and Moon Artist: Tenya Yabuno Publisher: Shogakukan Serialization: Coro Coro Comics Start Date: Sept 15
A preview of the manga will run in the September issue of the magazine on Friday. The preview shows the protagonist, a boy named Akira, setting off on an adventure in the Alola region with his partner Rockruff (Iwanko).
Anime Prison School wo Tsukutta Otoko-tachi ("The Men Who Made the Prison School Anime") Author(s): Hanamura (Artist)
Plot: There was uncertainty over how to depict the Prison School manga in anime form, given the manga's controversial content. Hanamura's manga charts how the anime came together under the helm of director "Crazy Boy" Tsutomu Mizushima, and shows the production committee's raucous discussions over important details like the color of Meiko's panties or the sound effects in Gakuto's defecation scene. The anime's main voice actors — Hiroshi Kamiya, Katsuyuki Konishi, Kenichi Suzumura, Daisuke Namikawa, and Kazuyuki Okitsu — also play supporting roles. While it's based on fact, it's labeled a work of fiction, leading Kamiya to declare that he and the other voice actors are ready to sue.
Qwaser of the Stigmata: Shinju no Nectar (Nectar of Divine Curse) Akita Shoten Champion Red Magazine Start Date: November 19
The Principality of Adal lies devastated in the wake of the Ord Army's overwhelming invasion. Princess Sakura, a surviving member of the nobility, flees to an abandoned temple and enacts a ritual to resurrect an evil warrior.
Toki Author: Ritz Kobayashi (writer), Mekimeki Oukoku (Artist) Publisher: Big Gangan Magazine: ? Start Date: ?
Spin-off to Saki The series follows Senriyama Girls' High School mahjong club member Toki Onjouji, frequently hospitalized with health problems, but gifted with the ability to see into the future, and her caring friend Ryuuka Shimizudani.
Sekai de Ichiban, Ore ga ◯◯ (I'm the Most __ in the World) Author(s): Setona Mizushiro Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Evening Start Date: June 28
The manga follows three men—one who works for a foreign company, one who works for a "black company" (sweatshop-like working conditions), and one who is unemployed—and something that happens when they get together. In the preview image they ask the question "who among us is the most unfortunate?"
Plot: The boss of a scaaaary organization undergoes plastic surgery and becomes a beautiful young girl!? A heroic, heartfelt school comedy is whipped up by the toughest new heroine in Japan who has gorgeous looks and a wicked heart. This is what it means to be cool!
Spring Weapon Number One Author: Tomohiro Hasegawa Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Weekly Shonen Jump Date: October 10
Skyscraper Blues Author: Natsume Ono Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Morning Two Start Date: December 22
The October issue published an introductory one-shot for the manga, which takes place in New York, with a character named Rinji Sasai. The full serialization, however, will take place in modern-day Tokyo, but will still center on the character Rinji Sasai.
The "Sword Art Online Official Special Broadcast" on Niconico announced on Monday that Kadokawa will release a Sword Art Online magazine, which will contain manga, including a manga adaptation of the upcoming Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game. The first volume of the magazine will launch in Japan in late October.
The magazine will focus on the Sword Art Online franchise, and will also share news on the games, anime, and original novels.
Takuan to Batsu no Nichijō Enmachō (Takuan and Batsu's Everyday Grade Book) Author(s): Kentaro Itani Publication: Shueisha Serialization: Weekly Shonen Jump Start Date: May 16
The magazine previews the manga's story premise, which starts with carefree high school student named Tsukumo, who meets Batsu, daughter of Enma, the king of the underworld. His everyday life is upended in a bizarre comedy.
Tales of Berseria Author: Nobu Aonagi Publisher: Ichijinsha Magazine: Monthly Comic Rex
Tales of Berseria is set in the continent of Glenwood, in the distant past of the Tales of Zestiria game. Central to the setting is the Sacred Kingdom of Midgand, which stretches across multiple large islands and smaller archipelagos. It is large enough to have climate variations ranging between its northern and southern regions, with the northern regions recently experiencing stronger snowstorms as the world grows colder. The Kingdom continues to develop its shipbuilding capability, but due to harsh weather, seaborne trade must still travel well-known paths, which are constantly beset by pirates.
The World Loves Nakajima Alias: Sekai wa Nakajima ni Koi wo Suru Publisher: Shogakukan Serialization: Sho-Comi Start Date: January
Plot: Among the billions of people in the world, I will find you.
She's a normal high school girl now, but a fateful encounter will turn her into an idol?! She sees a dream of falling in love, and will fall in love again. A long-awaited romantic comedy from Gō-chan! Source
a young man in the third year at this company finds himself spending more time in the office break room smoking, something that his cigarette notes when the fluffy toxic cloud shapes itself into a girl who comments on the habit, saying he's been puffing on her rather often recently.
The Valkyrie Drive multimedia project also includes Marvelous' "beautiful girl sexy social game" Valkyrie Drive -Siren-, the "aggressive enormous breasts hyper battle" PlayStation Vita game Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni-, and the Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid- television anime series starring Mikako Izawa and Yuka Iguchi.
Plot: Whistle! centers on Sho Kazamatsuri, a boy who wants to play soccer, but is prohibited by his short stature. He transfers to a different school, hoping to join a soccer team with a different point of view. There, he hones his skills and struggles to earn acceptance to the soccer team while dealing with his height disadvantage.
Watashi wa Dōka Shiteiru (There's Something Wrong With Us) Author: Natsumi Ando Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Be-Love
The manga centers on Nao and Tsubaki, who met when they were children when their mothers worked at a traditional Japanese confectionary shop. But due to a certain incident, they were separated. 15 years later, Nao and Tsubaki are each working at other Japanese confectionary stores, and are reunited.
87 Clockers Author: Tomoko Ninomiya Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Young Jump End Date: June 30
The manga centers on Kanade Ichinose, a third year college student studying violin in a music college. However, he lacks motivation to continue his studies, and refuses to participate in competitions, only coasting through his mother's piano tutoring business. When he sees a girl standing barefoot in the snow outside his apartment, he falls in love. Through her, he enters the world of competitive hardware overclocking.
Academy K Alias: K Anime's High School Spinoff Manga, Gakuen K Author(s): Jiro Suzuki Publisher: Square Enix Serialization: Monthly G Fantasy Ending Date: January 18
Plot: In this official spinoff manga, Shiro and Kuro are not the only ones who go to high school. Instead, the members of Homra (including their leader Suou) and the members of Scepter 7 attend school together. The students are sometimes lax, but at other times, they are hot-headed. Source
Aikatsu! Go! Go! Go! Mochi-Usagi
The story of the Aikatsu! game and anime franchise begins with Ichigo, who was just a normal middle school student until she suddenly got involved in the world of idols. Aikatsu! Go! Go! Go! tells an original story.
Akame ga Kill Authors: Takahiro and illustrated by Kei Toru Publishers: Square Enix (Japan), Yen Press (English) Magazine: Gangan Joker End Date: Dec 22
A young man named Tatsumi comes to the capital of his nation hoping to join the army, but things don't go so well. The army doesn't think he's worth recruiting, and a sexy lady steals all his money. With no other options, Tatsumi sulks until a wealthy girl comes along and offers him food and shelter.
Then one night, he discovers the shocking truth behind his new patron when the terrorist group "Night Raid" comes to kill them. Having seen the true horror of those who run the country, Tatsumi joins Night Raid and their goal of killing the country's Prime Minister in order to end the corruption at the very top, but the Prime Minister has the resources and manpower of the entire country at his disposal, and Night Raid finds themselves fighting a desperate battle where survival is not guaranteed.
AKB49 ~Renai Kinshi Jōrei~ (AKB49 ~Love Ban Ordinance~) Author(s): Reiji Miyashima and Motoazab Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Monthly Shonen Magazine
Motoazabu Factory's story follows a male high school student who dresses as a girl to help his classmate, a girl he has a crush on, pass an audition for the popular idol group AKB48. The result is that they both pass the audition, and he must join the group without revealing his true identity. Real-life members of the group appear in the manga. Hisashi Takahashi collaborated on the story.
Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo Author: Yuki Sato Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Magazine Special End Date: November 17
The manga is a spinoff of Fumiya Sato and Seimaru Amagi's Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R manga, which is itself a sequel to their earlier Kindaichi Case Files manga. Yuki Sato's manga also serves as a sequel to Fumiya Sato and Amagi's Akechi Keishi no Yūganaru Jikenbo manga spinoff. Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo focuses on the character Kengo Akechi, an intelligent and elite police detective, and his partner, the rookie detective Ryūtarō Kobayashi. Together, they solve criminal investigations that come their way.
Alice in Borderland Alias: Imawa no Kuni no Alice Author(s): Haro Aso Publisher: Shogakukan Serialization: Weekly Shonen Jump End Date: March
The manga revolves around Ryōhei Arisu (pronounced the same way in Japanese as "Alice"), a male high school student who is irritated with his intolerable everyday life. One night, he tags along with his bad friend Karube and Chōta to hang out in town. However, the town is suddenly covered in giant fireworks, and when he comes to his senses, Ryōhei notices that no one else is around. Finding themselves in a different world, Ryōhei, Karube, and Chota are forced to participate in survival games, or die right off the bat. The three fight to live, as well as to find a way back to their own world.
All Rounder Meguru Author(s): Hiroki Endo Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Evening End Date: March 5
All Rounder Meguru is the story of a young Shooto fighter in the amateur circuit, his relationships with his gym and school friends, and his ambitions to reach pro level. It's also the story of a young man trying to avenge the death of his father and keep himself out of the family business while trying to make a place for himself in the world of professional martial arts.
Ane Log Sibling Author(s): Kenji Taguchi Publisher: Shogakukan Serialization: Weekly Shonen Sunday End Date: April 20
The manga's story centers on Moyako Konoe and her younger brother Akira. When they were younger, Akira proposed to her, so Moyako thinks he is a pervert who has fallen in love with his older sister. Moyako's misunderstanding leads her to create wild delusions about her brother. Source
Ao no Haha Author(s): Sayaka Mogi Publisher: Futabasha Serialization: Monthly Action End Date: ?
The Ao no Haha manga revolves around a young woman who during a ceremony sees a doll that looks exactly like herself. Captured by the heartless actions of the village, she is thrown once again into a world of nightmares. Why were the dolls created? In addition, who and what is the “Blue Mother?” The manga has the tagline, "In the village where humans and dolls mix, she lives in a nightmare, cursed with a sad fate."
Aphorism Author(s): Karuna Kujo Serialization: Square Enix's Gangan Wing End Date: March 22 (Tankobon)
Can you see the island in the sky...?
Most people think it's just a metaphor or some weird hoax, but for those rare students actually capable of spotting the island floating in the sky, they are afforded the opportunity to enroll in Naraka High School. Graduation promises a cushy government job and a life of wealth and prosperity. It almost sounds too good to be true...
Momiji Rokudou is a first-year who spotted the island and enrolled with dreams of the dazzling life that awaited him, but those dream quickly turn to nightmares when he learns the truth of the old adage, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
Naraka High School offers a unique education, to be sure. The campus is a killing field floating above the earth, and the only requirement for graduation is survival! Best of luck in your studies, Momiji...
Area D Author(s): Kyoichi Nanatsuki (writer) and Kyung-Il Yang (illustrator) Publisher: Shogakukan Serialization: Weekly Shonen Sunday End Date: January 20
The "prison survival action" story is set after the sudden emergence of special powers in certain pockets of humanity. To deal with these so-called "Altered," a mysterious remote island prison named "Area D" was built.
As the Gods Will: The Second Series (Kami-sama no Iu Toori Ni) Author: Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Magazine End Date: December 28, 2016 (if there are no breaks)
The story of the original horror-survival manga begins when strange and frightening things start happening at Shun Takahata's high school. After his teacher is killed, he and his classmates must play horrifying games in order to avoid death.
Avengers: Zombies Assemble Author: Yūsaku Komiyama Serialization: None. It's on MangaBox app End Date: June 22
Avengers: Zombies Assemble is a Japan-exclusive manga, in which the Avengers team gets together to throw a surprise party for Tony Stark. Things take a turn for the worse, when zombies appear on site, and the heroes ditch the celebrations to stop the outbreak. Facing a legion of the undead, some of the superheroes become infected themselves.
Bara-Iro no Seisen Women Author: Yukari Koyama Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Kiss magazine End Date: November 25
The manga's story centers on Makoto, a diligent 30-year-old housewife who discovers that her husband Atsushi is having an affair. Summoning up her pride, she resolves to become a fashion model in an effort to reclaim her the sense of beauty that she thinks she has lost.
Big Order Author: Sakae Esuno Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten Serialization: Shonen Ace End Date: August 26
Plot Summary: Eiji Hoshimiya is an introverted high school student with a huge secret — he wished for the destruction of the world when he was younger. Fairies give certain people special powers called Orders. What Order Users can do with their power depends on their wishes. 10 years after the Great Destruction, Eiji struggles to come to terms with his immense power.
Bleach Author: Tite Kubo Publisher: Shueshia Serialization: Shonen Jump End Date: August 8
Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper —a death ... Wikipedia
Billy Bat Authors: Naoki Urasawa, Takashi Nagasaki (Co-Scenarist) Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Morning End Date: August 18 (3 chapters left as of July 27 if no delays)
The manga's story is set in 1949, when Japanese-American comic book artist Kevin Yamagata is drawing the popular "Billy Bat" comic. He thinks he might have unconsciously copied the image of Billy Bat from something he saw while serving in occupied Japan, and returns there to get permission from the creator of the image. Upon arriving there, however, he becomes embroiled in a web of murder, cover-ups, and prophecy that all leads back to Billy Bat.
Blood Lad Author: Yuki Kodama Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Young Ace End Date: Sept. 4
The vampire Staz is one of the most powerful district bosses in the demon world, fending off everyone who dares challenge him, but secretly, the fearsome Staz is obsessed with human culture, especially video games, manga, and everything that comes from Japan! When a Japanese girl wanders into the demon world, Staz can't wait to meet the human and learn everything he can about her world.
Unfortunately, before he's able to ask her anything, the girl is killed by one of his would-be usurpers, leaving just her bare soul behind. Staz vows to help the girl restore her body and return to her former life - especially since it means taking a trip to the human world himself!
Draw: Majo no Nemuru Umi de (Draw: The Ocean Where the Witch Sleeps) Author(s): Chaco Abeno and Saki Okuse Publisher: Akita Shoten Serialization: Young Champion Retsu End Date: July 19
Draw is the tale of a high school boy named Kai, whose younger sister died when she was little, but Kai can still see her ghost. On his way home from high school one day, Kai accidentally witnesses the mysterious powers of a classmate named Draw Yomi. The next day a new student transfers into his class, and Kai's life with his two witch classmates begins.
Fujicue!!! Author(s): Shōichi Taguchi Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine End Date: May
Fujicue!!! Fujicue's Music centers on Motomu Fujiwara, nicknamed "Fujicue." She dreams of joining the Blue Bears, her favorite band, but to do so requires that she graduate from pop music academy JAM at the top of her class. Fujicue may be a complete amateur as a musician, but she plans to let her optimism make up for it.
Akuma ni Chic×Hack Author(s): Arina Tanemura Shueisha Margaret magazine End Date: October 5
The "fantasy love story" follows a young demon princess who falls in love with a human boy. As a young girl, the princess met the young boy and couldn't forget him. After she grows up she descends to Earth and meets him again.
A band of misfits know as Kunugigaoka Middle School's Class 3-E have a sensei that is far from normal. Scratch that, he is anything but normal. Appearing to be a cross between an alien and an octopus, he is responsible for destroying part of the moon, leaving it forever in a crescent shape, and has threatened to do the same to the Earth in one year's time. The same creature has agreed to become of the homeroom teacher of Class 3-E and teach his students how to assassinate him before the school year is up.
Brynhildr in the Darkness Alias: Gokukoku no Brynhildr Author(s): Lynn Okamoto Publisher: Shueisha Serialization: Weekly Young Jump End Date: March 31
When he was a child, Murakami was infatuated with a girl he called Kuroneko. She insisted on knowing about aliens and having met them, but no one believed her, even young Murakami was skeptical. One day, she decides to show him the aliens, but an accident occurs and Kuroneko dies while Murakami is left seriously wounded in the hospital. Years go by and Murakami obsesses on finding proof of the existence of aliens because of a promise he had made with Kuroneko. Then, one day, a new transfer student comes to his class, who not only looks a lot like Kuroneko, but is named Kurohaneko.
The manga's story reimagines the legendary adventures of the 10 brave warriors assembled by the warlord Sanada Yukimura in the year 1600, in the middle of Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era.
Code Geass: Oz the Reflection 02 Author(s): Chika Tojo, Bandai Hobby Japan, and Sunrise Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten Serialization: Monthly Comp Ace End Date: March 26
Code Geass: Oz the Reflection 02 (Code Geass : Sōbō no Oz 02) continued the story of Aldrin Zevon, a girl in the Britannia Empire's anti-terrorist unit Glinda Knights who pilots the KMF Lancelot Grail. (The crest of the Glinda Knights indicates that the name is a reference to Glinda the Good Witch from the Oz novels.)
Danganronpa: Another Episode Manga From Tōko's Perspective Author(s): Kaoru Minamimachi Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Dengeki Maoh End Date: January ?
The manga adapted the story of the Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo Danganronpa: Another Episode) spinoff game from the perspective of Tōko Fukawa. Minamimachi began the series in January.
DD Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star Author: Kajio Publisher: Tokuma Shoten Serialization: Monthly Comic Zenon End Date: June 25
The manga is set in the year 199x, where mankind was not engulfed in the flames of nuclear war. In the 21st century, the characters of Fist of the North Star are living in peaceful Japan. In particular, Kenshirō is a convenience store worker, Raoh works at a factory, and wracked by illness, Toki is looking for work. The legend of the Fighting NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) North Star begins in the modern day.
Devil Survivor Author(s): Satoru Matsuba Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Shonen Sirius End Date: February 26
The survival action story is set in Tokyo after it has been quarantined, due to demons infiltrating the portable game system "COMP" and attacking people. The story follows a group of young people who are caught in the battles that follow.
Dr. DMAT ~Gareki no Shita no Hippocrates~ Author(s): Akio Kikuchi and Hiroshi Takano Publisher: Shueisha Serialization: Grand Jump Date: February 17
The story follows Hibiki Yakumo, a member of Tokyo's Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) who risk their lives to rescue people trapped by earthquakes, tunnel collapses, train or plane accidents, landslides, poison gas outbreaks, or other disasters.
ERASED Alias: Boku dake ga Inai Machi Author(s): Kei Sanbe Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Young Ace End Date: March 4
The story follows Satoru, a struggling manga artist who has an ability that forces him back in time to prevent deaths. When his mother is killed, he is sent back in time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.
Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Author(s): Osamu Takahashi Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Monthly Shōnen Ace End Date: February 26
The original Shin Seiki Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku game has the player "raising" Shinji Ikari, the main character of the Evangelion science-fiction franchise, and determining what path his life will take. (Before Evangelion, Gainax developed the Princess Maker franchise in which the player raises a girl to adulthood.) The manga version adapts the game storyline, particularly its school sequences.
Genshiken: Second Season Author: Shimoku Kio Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Afternoon End Date: August 25
The comedy about a college's Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture was adapted into a 2013 anime, with the earlier 2002-2006 series adapted into 2006 and 2007 anime series. Volume 20 of the manga was released in June.
Hana & Hina After School (Hana to Hina wa Hōkago) Author: Milk Morinaga Publisher: Futabasha Magazine: Comic High! End Date: November
Hana and Hina are two high school girls working at the same character goods shop, but they are completely different from one another. Hana is petite, uncertain and shy, while Hina is tall, confident, and trendy. Yet they share a secret: their school has a strict policy against taking part-time jobs. They also discover that both of them share an irresistible attraction to things that are cute, be it the uniforms at their all-girls' school or...each other! Just how long will Hana and Hina be able to keep their afterschool jobs, and their feelings for each other, a secret?
Handa-kun Author(s): Satsuki Yoshino Publisher: Square Enix Serialization: Monthly Shonen Gangan End Date: June 11
Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshipped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar--too bad Sei's inherent negativity makes him believe that everyone actually hates him...?! A youthful comedy of misunderstanding and melancholy unfolds in the first volume of this hilarious prequel to Barakamon!
Happy Cooking Graffiti (Kōfuku Graffiti) Author: Makoto Kawai Publisher: Houbunsha Magazine: Manga Time Kirara End Date: September 16 (Chapter), September 27 (Tankobon)
the story follows Ryō, a middle school girl who lives by herself. She has a knack for cooking, and she makes friendships with everyone through her food. The cooking manga is "full of detailed cuisine art to whet the appetite and slightly erotic meal scenes." The "kōfuku" in the title is a wordplay on two Japanese homonyms — one that means "happiness," and another that means "appetite."
How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Light Novel) Alias: Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Monthly Dragon Age End Date: ?
Plot Summary: Tomoya Aki, an otaku who is working part-time to earn enough money to buy anime on Blu-Ray, meets a beautiful girl on his way home during spring vacation. He eventually models the heroine of his own dojin game after her. However, he finds out a month later that the girl is in fact his classmate, and he doesn't know her name. He learns that the girl — named Megumi — actually is hardly noticed by others. Tomoya also has no artistic ability or writing skills, so he asks ace of the art club Eriri Spencer Sawamura to provide the art, as well as the honor student Utaha Kasumigaoka to write the scenario.
I Am a Hero in Nagasaki Author: Kensuke Nishida, Kengo Hanazawa (Original Creator) Shogakukan Yawaraka Spirits online magazine End Date: October 20
In Hanazawa's original manga, Hideo is an aspiring manga creator who once struggled with discontent with his assistant artist job and his relationship with his girlfriend — until people started turning into undead "ZQN" creatures overnight. After he is attacked by his ZQN virus-infected girlfriend "Tekko," Hideo flees the overrun Tokyo metropolis with the shotgun he happens to own as a hobby. He travels with Hiromi, a high school girl whom he meets by chance, and they face the desperate situation with the help of a nurse named Yabu at a shopping mall.
Inside Mari Alias: Boku wa Mari no Naka Author: Shūzō Oshimi Publisher: Futabasha Serialization: Manga Action End Date: September 6
The manga follows an "angel-like" beautiful high school girl with a certain secret she has been hiding from everyone, and an idle shut-in young man; the highlight of his day is seeing Mari at the convenience store. The story begins as Mari wakes up in her room, but something feels amiss about the room and even her own body.
Katsu Fūtarō!! Author(s): Hiroshi Motomiya Publisher: Shueisha Serialization: Grand Jump End Date: March
Fūtarō is an ascetic Buddhist scholar living in a temple deep in the mountains. Although he studies every day, he is one day filled with the desire to descend the mountain and apply what he's learned to society. So he learns what he can from the common people, and breathes new life into an unfair world. But what truth of Buddhism will Fūtarō find on his thrilling journey?
Koi wa Hito no Hoka Author: Maki Minami Publisher: Hakusensha Magazine: Hana to Yume End Date: August 5
Plot: The "bewitching romance bound with a promise" manga follows Sayo, who made a promise to a boy when she was a young girl. Since then, time has passed, and Sayo no longer has the appearance of a coward as she once did. Suddenly, that young boy appears in front of Sayo once again. Is he her ideal prince, or something else?
Katsute Mahō Shōjo to Aku wa Tekitai Shiteita. Author(s): Cocoa Fujiwara Publisher: Square Enix Serialization: Gangan Joker Date: March 22
The manga centers on Mira, the clever brains behind an evil organization that invades and destroys everything in its path. One day, a magical girl named Byakuya Mimori decides to stand up to the organization, and Mira falls in love with her at first sight.
Kyo Kara Maoh! Author: Tomo Takabayashi and Temari Matsumoto Publisher: Kadokawa Magazine: Asuka End Date: July 23 (Magazine), October 26 (Tankobon)
Plot: The story of the original novels revolves around Yuri Shibuya, who was sent to a fantasy world after being dunked in a toilet. There, he is told that he is destined to be the next demon king, as his hair and eyes are black. Although Yuri is quite the believer in peace and is against violence, the country he has arrived in is on the brink of war.
Love Stage!! Author: Eiki Eiki, Taishi Zaou Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: CIEL magazine End Date: July 30
The manga revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryūma, who becomes aware of his attraction toward Izumi.
Muteki no Hito Author: Shinobu Kaitani Publisher: Kodansha's Serialization: Magazine Pocket app End Date: Last Wed of Oct 10, Final Tankobon on Dec 2016
The story focuses on the appearance of an undefeated Mahjong player who goes by "M" and an unemployed man named Junpei, who feigns a friendship with M in order to figure out how he is cheating. However, when Junpei learns M's secret he truly begins to strike up a friendship.
My Love Story!! Author: Kazune Kawahara Publisher: Shueisha Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret End Date: July 13
Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!
Nisekoi Author: Naoshi Komi Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Shonen Jump End Date: August 8
Raku Ichijo is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. 10 years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite.” Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.
Paradise Residence Author(s): Kousuke Fujishima Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Monthly Afternoon End Date: March 2016 Magazine Issue
The story of Paradise Residence revolves around tomboy Hatsune Takanashi's life in a females-only dorm, and looks at the behind-the-scenes of girls who attend an all-girls school. Hatsune has little interest in anything but eating or sleeping, and has a roommate named Suzuka Misawa.
Peace Maker Author: Ryoji Minagawa Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Ultra Jump End Date: May 19 (July 19 Tankobon)
Plot: The manga is set in a world where gunfighters put their life on the line in quick-draw duels for money. Hope Emerson, son of legendary gunfighter Peace Emerson, travels the world with his inherited Peacemaker revolver and his quick-draw skill, searching for his brother, and squaring off against the Crimson Executioners private army multiple times in the process.
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Author: Satoshi Yamamoto and Hidenori Kusaka Publisher: Shogakukan Magazine: Web Sunday digital manga website End Date: September 28
Plot: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald face a new crisis of epic proportions: a giant meteor hurtling toward the planet! Don't miss these awesome new adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire video games and picking up where the Pokémon Adventures Ruby and Sapphire saga left off!
Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game Author(s): Tadatoshi Fujimaki Publisher: Shueisha Serialization: Jump Next End Date: March
The manga is a sequel to Fujimaki's earlier Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko's Basketball) manga. In the beginning of the original series, Taiga Kagami has just enrolled at Seirin High School when he meets Tetsuya Kuroko of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary "Generation of Miracles" basketball team. Together, Kagami and Kuroko aim to take their team to the inter-high school championship — against Kuroko's former teammates.
Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost Manga Author(s): Yuichi Hasegawa Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten Serialization: Gundam Ace End Date: March 26
The story of Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost is set in the year UC 0153 — two decades after the Crossbone Gundam series and in the story timeframe of the Mobile Suit V Gundam anime. The first Crossbone Gundam series followed the conflict between the burgeoning Jupiter Empire and a small resistance force in UC 0133. Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart and Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Kōtetsu no Nananin show the aftermath of the conflict three years later.
Monochrome Imperial Capital Ninja Scroll (Monochrome Teito Ninpō Chō) Author(s): Writer Dall-Young Lim and artist Kwang-Hyun Kim Serialization: Shogakukan's End Date: January 20
The manga is set in a world where the various ninja clans who had supported the shogunate and daimyo from the shadows migrated to different countries after the Meiji Restoration, and blended into foreign cultures, creating new forms of ninjutsu. In the modern day, the various ninja clans conduct the "Ninja Honryūsen," a battle that will determine which clan will lead them. Various ninja around the world then gather in Shinjuku.
Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi Author(s): HaccaWorks* and Nanao Publisher: Kodakawa Serialization: Monthly Comic Gene End Date: June 15
The story centers on Yue, a boy born and raised entirely within a certain shrine on the outskirts of Utsuwa City. One day, he goes to the winter festival when he is taken along by his close childhood friend Kurogitsune (black fox). The scene is bustling with people under brightly lit lanterns. In the outside world for the first time since he was born, Yue meets a mysterious boy.
Seikon no Qwaser (Qwaser of Stigmata) Author(s): Hiroyuki Yoshino and Kenetsu Satou Publisher: Akita Shoten Magazine: Champion RED End Date: July 9 (Magazine), September ? (Tankobon)
In the near future, a dark war is being waged between Qwasers, supernatural 'humans' made by the Church to control the elements, and [Mafuyu] Oribe, a bullied school girl, is about to become the conflict's center! Attacked by a Qwaser seeking a closely guarded Romanov family artifact that holds the power to grant wishes, Oribe pairs up with a mysterious silver-haired boy, another Qwaser, for the battle of their lives as they withstand the attacks of some very powerful - and curvaceous - super humans!
Recently, My Sister is Unusual Author(s): Mari Matsuzawa Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Monthly Dragon Age End Date: May
The manga centers on Mitsuki Kanzaki, a girl living with her step-brother Yūya after her mother remarries. One day, Mitsuki is possessed by the self-proclaimed spirit of a young girl, Hiyori Kotobuki. Hiyori (in Mitsuki's body) must fall in love with Yūya to move toward the "Gates of Heaven."
Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas Author(s): Masami Kurumada and Shiori Teshirogi Publisher: Akita Shoten Serialization: Bessatsu Shōnen
Plot: The manga is a spinoff of the 2006-2011 manga Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa. The original manga was set two and a half centuries before the first Saint Seiya storyline. The series focuses on the friendship of Tenma and Alone — the previous incarnations of the characters Pegasus Seiya and Hades who would become mortal enemies in the original Saint Seiya.
The manga's story takes place in 2015, and a huge rise in murder incidents has prompted the government to reenact the "revenge penalty" from the Edo period, which states that a killer may be executed in the same manner as their victim. Because one-on-one battles are dangerous, a special execution team is formed to protect the general populace and assist (sukedachi) with revenge. The members of this team are called the "Sukedachinin" (Assist People).
Sekitō Author(s): Keishi Daibu and Ryō Ogawa Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine End Date: May
Sekitō centers on high school student Jun Kuroboshi, who is cooperating with police to arrest a serial killer named Yūki Ōgawara. One night, Yūki murdered Jun's entire family. But the true tragedy that night was not the murder of his family, nor the fact that Jun's brother had assaulted the girl Jun loved, but that a monster was born on that night.
Setsuna Graffiti Author(s): Hinoki Kino Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Aria End Date: Monday of News Announcement, 1/02. Final volume on Feb. 5
The manga is a youth story that follows a group of boys whose goal is to become firework technicians. In the start of the story, the protagonist, who is afraid of fire, meets a mysterious boy in a rural town where he lives.
The manga's story revolves around a mature prisoner who was released on good behavior during Japan's Showa Genroku era (1960s to early 1970s). He is called Yotarō by others, a term that means an "anti-hero" or a "dim-witted man." When he returns to society, he starts a new life in rakugo (comic storytelling). Touched by Yakumo's role as the "grim reaper," he asks the master to take him in as an apprentice.
Squid Girl Author(s): Anbe Publisher: Akita Shoten Serialization: Weekly Shonen Champion End Date: on 22nd volume
With the environment ever deteriorating on a global scale, rage of those who suffer the most is about to erupt. Take this girl, for example. She is hell-bent on annihilating the mankind before her species is wiped off the surface of the earth, or, to be precise, off the bottom of the ocean. As she sets out on her vengeful journey, however, she becomes aware of certain limitations. She’s nothing but a squid out of water…
Subete ga F ni Naru Author(s): Hiroshi Mori (Original Concept), Shimotsuki Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Date:
The story of the original novel revolves around Sōhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. He goes on a vacation held by the lab, and Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. There, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.
Sun Ken Rock Author(s): Young King Publisher: Shōnen Gahōsha (Japan), Crunchyroll (English) Serialization: Young King Date: Feb 22
Ken left Japan, pursuing the woman he loves to Korea. However, while she became a policewoman, Ken somehow wound up in a gang, even becoming their boss! The man who came from Japan now rises in Korea. It's Korean "Rock-Action" with a powerful punch!
Switch Witch Author(s): Sayaka Mogi Publisher: Futabasha Serialization: Monthly Action End Date: May 25
Plot: The story centers on a girl named Wakaba Himekawa, who is aware that she is growing up slower than other people, but otherwise lives a peaceful life. On the same day that she finally gets her first period, her childhood friend Takaya confesses that he loves her. While Wakaba had never felt that way for her friend before, she is still happy, if confused. As she is about to answer Takaya's confession, an alarm suddenly sounds, and a broadcast begins that will change her everyday life.
Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary Author(s): Reki Kawahara (original creator), Tsubasa Hazuki Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Dengeki Bunko Date: June 10
Kirito and Sinon's battle with Death Gun is over, but mere weeks later, something strange is afoot in the next-generation VRMMO ALfheim Online. A new duelist with a custom sword skill is defeating all comers--including Kirito! But when Asuna goes to face this duelist, she receives something she never expected: an invitation to an exclusive guild! But what is their aim? The Mother's Rosario arc begins!
Tansansuibu Author(s) Akimine Kamijyo Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Evening End Date: January 26
The story centers around Shintarō Taki, a boy who just entered high school. While wandering around looking for an afterschool activity to join, he comes across the wind instrument band. The members are all somewhat odd. Plus, there is a secret within the band that no one else knows.
Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note Detective Author(s): Magu Sakura Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Nakayoshi End Date: Monday of the News Announcement Date, 1/02
Hitomi Fujimoto and Ryō Sumitaki's original Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note novel series centers around Aya Tachibana, a sixth-grader who frets and obsesses over friends, family, grades, and more. One day, she joins the "Tantei Team KZ" (Detective Team Kazs) with four very idiosyncratic boys she met at cram school.
The Asterisk War Gaiden Alias: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden: Queenveil no Tsubasa Publisher: Kodansha Serialization: Bessatsu Shonen End Date: Sept 9
The spinoff manga focuses on Queenveil Girls Academy, one of six academies in the academy city of Asterisk. The story focuses on Queenveil student Minato Wakamiya, who, with 49 straight defeats, is considered the weakest student in the school. But for the sake of a dream, she fights on.
Tiger Mask - Shadow of Justice Author: Yu-Ko Osada, Original Creator: Ikki Kajiwara and Naoki Tsuji Publisher: Serialization: Young Magazine the 3rd End Date: Sept. 6
The story takes place in a not so far off future where a mysterious power called "Unlimit" exists. Heroes defeat criminals in the ring in popular "Justice Shows." One day a hero called Metal Mask rushes to the crime scene of a jewel store heist and discovers a man wearing a tiger mask.
The original "Tiger Mask" is the alter ego of the character Naoto Date, a pro wrestler who goes against an evil wrestling organization and fights for children in an orphanage.
Tokyo ESP Author: Hajime Segawa Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten Magazine: Shonen Ace End Date: August 26
Plot Summary: Rinka Urushiba is a normal high school girl, until she encounters a penguin and shoals of glowing fish swimming through the sky. She looses consciousness only to awaken with the power to move through inanimate objects. At first she thought it was a hallucination if it were not for Kyotaro Azuma who witnessed the event and who, incidentally, has the ability to teleport. They decide to use their powers to combat people who might use their powers for evil.
Soul Reviver Author (s): Tohru Fujisawa PUblisher: Shogakukan Magazine: Monthly Hero End Date: March Issue
In the original manga, the dead can be brought back to life, if their souls can be restored before disappearing into the void. Between death and the void is the world of the dead, and two individuals — the former detective Ryūsuke Jin and the dead high school girl Clara Sekimachi — salvage souls in this realm.
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Alias: Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu Publisher: Kadokawa Serialization: Young Age End Date: August 4 (Magazine), Feb 2017 (Manga Volume)
This spin-off of the Haruhi Suzumiya series takes place in the world of the "Disappearance" arc of the original novels, focusing on the high school life (and romance!) of a tentative and bashful Yuki Nagato quite unlike the one you've come to know and love through the usual exploits of the SOS Brigade... but no less charming!
The Sacred Blacksmith (Manga) Author: Kōtarō Yamada, Isao Miura (Original Creator) Magazine: Monthly Comic Alive Publisher: Media Factory End Date: Oct. 27 if no delays
Like her father and grandfather before her, Cecily Campbell has entered the knighthood and joined the ranks of the Knight Guards of Houseman. Eager to do her heritage proud and defend her city, Cecily rushes to the marketplace to stop a madman from terrorizing the populace. She quickly realizes, however, that she is hopelessly outmatched and ill-prepared for an actual fight. A lone figure named Luke Ainsworth swoops to the rescue, a swordsman and blacksmith of much renown, who will repair the broken sword Cecily has inherited from her father and take her down a road of perilous adventure beyond her wildest dreams.
Tokyo Yamimushi -2nd Scenario- Pandora Author(s): Yuuki Honda Publisher: Hakusensha Serialization: Young Animal
The story of the sequel manga revolves around Kō Nonomiya, a respectable, upstanding salaryman. One night, his subordinate Naoki Takahashi brings him to a cafe where Nonomiya becomes the victim of an outrageous ripoff. Nonomiya then meets Asamura, a debt collector who lives in Tokyo's darker recesses, and the salaryman comes face-to-face with the hidden, crime-ridden underworld of the metropolis.
Wolf Girl & Black Prince Alias: Okami Shojo to Kuro Oji Author(s): Ayuko Hatta Publisher: Shueisha Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret End Date: May 13, 25
The shōjo manga centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyōya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika's weakness and treats her like his dog.
Yet the Town Moves Alias: Sore de mo Machi wa Mawatteiru Author: Masakazu Ishiguro Publisher: Shonengahosha Magazine: Young King Ours End Date: October 30
The comedy manga's story centers around Seaside, a slightly odd maid tea shop (kissa) in an otherwise ordinary shopping district of a mundane neighborhood in Tokyo. (Despite the addition of maids, Seaside is a traditional kissa, instead of one of the maid cafés made popular elsewhere.) Hotori Arashiyama works at Seaside and daydreams about being a high school girl detective. She, the other workers, and Seaside's few customers have various slice-of-life adventures.
Yuri Kuma Arashi Author(s): Akiko Morshima Publisher: Gentosha Comics Serialization: Monthly Comic Birz End Date: April 30
The "intellectual fantasy" follows Kureha, a "transparent" high school girl who is plain and is barely noticed by others. Seemingly every night, she has a "dream about a bear and an invisible storm." In this dream, her mysterious classmate Ginko Yurishiro appears in the form of a bear.
Back in November, the Monthly Comic Bunch serialization of Kohske's Gangsta. manga went on hiatus as the author dealt with health problems that saw her briefly hospitalized. An avid social media user, Kohske has posted an update to Twitter, thanking fans for their support and New Year's cards, and adding that she's working towards resuming the series.
I missed this news. I keep doing this to myself today.
Those who like their legends unfolding from right to left might be happy to learn that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be the next game in the Zelda series to receive its own official manga. A pair of artists who go by the combined name Akira Himekawa will take up their inks for the project once again, having done so for previous games.
According to Anime News Network, the new series has only as of now been announced for MangaONE, the app belonging to publisher Shogakukan. Plenty of past Zelda manga including Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, and Minish Cap have eventually made it to the West in printed form, however, so it is not beyond the [twlight] realm of possibility that this one might as well.
The above art comes from Akira Himekawa's personal announcement of the manga on their website. The manga is scheduled to appear on MangaONE beginning 8th February.
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT