Plot: 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.
This year's June issue of Hakusensha's AneLaLa magazine (cover pictured at right) revealed on Saturday that the first volume of a Vampire Knight memories manga by Matsuri Hino will ship in Japan on June 3. The issue stated that the manga is a sequel series, and that the first volume will feature Kaname as a child.
New 'Takuan to Batsu no Nichijō Enmachō' Manga Launches in Shonen Jump on May 16
This year's 23rd volume of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Kentarō Itani is launching a new series titled Takuan to Batsu no Nichijō Enmachō (Takuan and Batsu's Everyday Grade Book) in the magazine's next issue on May 16. The manga will be featured on the issue's front cover, and the first chapter will have a color opening page, and will be 54 pages long.
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.
Itani first published the manga as a one-shot in the magazine last October, and again in March in the Shonen Jump Next!! magazine.
This will be Itani's debut serialized series. Before publishing the original one-shot, he also published another one-shot titled "Migimaki Jigoku Tantei Jimusho" (Clockwise Hell Detective Agency) on Shueisha's Jump Live app in 2013.
Killer Killer Manga is Revealed as Danganronpa Spinoff in 3rd Chapter
Sasako Mitomo launched series on March 9
The June issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine revealed the full title of Sasako Mitomo's Killer Killer manga on Monday as Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer, revealing the manga as a spinoff of Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa game series, and specifically a spinoff of the upcoming Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen television anime series. Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine published the manga's third chapter on Monday.
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.
Only Mitomo was originally listed as creating the manga, but now Spike Chunsoft is credited for the original work, and Kazutaka Kodaka and Yōichirō Koizumi are listed as providing the scenario for the manga.
Barakamon's prequel series, Handa-kun, is ending on June 11.
The June issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine announced on Thursday that Satsuki Yoshino's Handa-kun manga will end in the July issue on June 11.
The series has an upcoming anime adaptation that will premiere in July.
The manga is a spinoff of Yoshino's Barakamon manga. Yen Press has licensed Handa-kun and is releasing it digitally and in print. The company describes the first manga volume:
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!
The June issue of Kodakawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine revealed on Saturday that HaccaWorks* and Nanao's Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi (Aka ya Akashi ya Ayakashi no) manga will end in the magazine's July issue, which ships on June 15.
The manga adapts the dōjin game of the same name. Dōjin circle HaccaWorks* released the "spirited away adventure" game for the PC in Japan in 2011 with a theme song by Akiko Shikata (Frontier Works). A PSP version followed in 2014.
Plot: 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.
The June issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing on Thursday that Minoru Toyoda (Love Roma) is ending his Watashi ga Sekai o Mamorimasu (I Will Protect the World) series of standalone one-shot manga in the magazine's next issue on June 11. Minoru also made the announcement on Twitter. Minoru launched the manga in February.
Toyoda previously drew a similar collection of five one-shot manga collectively titled Catch and Throw in 2011.
Some new updates, related but not not pertaining to what I record:
'Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!' Spinoff to Be Published After Author's Passing
Shōichi Nagata, the editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Dash X Bunko imprint, confirmed on Friday that the imprint will publish a new spinoff volume to the Listen to Me Girls, I'm Your Father! (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!) light novel series. The series' creator Tomohiro Matsu passed away on May 2.
Nagata acknowledged the many messages of condolences from fans and those involved in Matsu's works, and said the entire editorial staff must move forward with Matsu's last wishes. He noted that the Dash X Bunko editors had announced on Twitter on January 22 that they will publish a spinoff to Listen to Me Girls, I'm Your Father! this spring.
However, immediately after the announcement, the editors learned that Matsu had become afflicted with a grave illness. Matsu continued to write even as he struggled with the illness. He left behind a manuscript about the novel series' three grown-up Takanashi sisters before passing away.
Next Heroic Legend of Arslan Novel Volume Will Be the Last
Hiroaki Adachi, the head of the Wright Staff company that manages the business affairs of author Yoshiki Tanaka, posted on Twitter in February that the next volume of Tanaka's Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) novel series would be the last.
Adachi explained in the post that Tanaka is currently working on a new novel titled Suishōkyū no Shinigami (The Reaper in the Crystal Palace), the third novel in his Victorian Horror Adventures series after Gesshoku-shima no Mamono (The Devils of the Eclipsed Island) and Dokuro-jō no Hanayome (The Bride of the Castle Skull). After finishing that novel, he will begin working on the final volume of Arslan Senki.
The 15th volume of Arslan Senki (seen right) shipped on Wednesday.
Tanaka's novel series, illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, centers on the titular Arslan, heir to the Kingdom of Pars, and initially reluctant in martial affairs and leadership. When the neighboring nation of Lusitania routs the Parsian army in the field, and Arslan's father King Andragoras falls victim to a Lusitanian plot, he and his loyal guard Daryun barely escape with their lives. On the run, Arslan must assemble an army to take back his birthright from Silvermask, the Lusitanian general who himself has a claim to the Parsian throne.
Tanaka launched the series in 1986. The series was adapted into a six-episode OVA series from 1991 to 1993, and a manga adaptation by Chisato Nakamura that ran from 1991-1996. Central Park Media released the original video anime adaptation.
Inio Asano Resumes Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction Manga
This year's 25th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Inio Asano will resume his Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction manga in the magazine's 26th issue on May 23, and the manga is entering a new arc with the new chapter. The manga had been on hiatus since December.
The series revolves around the strange everyday life of the very ordinary high school girl Kadode Koyama, her friend Ouran Nakagawa, and others in a world where a giant mothership has appeared over Tokyo. Asano launched the series in Big Comic Spirits in April 2014, and Shogakukan shipped the fourth compiled volume on March 5. The tentative title before launch was Honobono no Fūfu (Tender-hearted Couple).
Asano has put the manga on hiatus several times since July 2014.
This manga series by Minagawa just ended on Thursday (reported on May 22 via ANN)
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.
Plot: 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.
The official website of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine announced on Monday that Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl manga will resume in this year's eighth issue of the magazine on July 25.
Square Enix will also publish the sixth compiled volume of the manga on the same day, as well as a renewed version of the first five volumes titled Hi Score Girl CONTINUE. The special version will include revised and improved pages, a new front cover, and a 16-page bonus chapter.
The story of the "90s arcade romantic comedy" manga begins in 1991, during the heyday of the 2D fighting game boom. Sixth-grader Haruo spends practically his entire day at an arcade in the seedy part of town, oblivious to the world around him. However, one day at his usual arcade, he encounters Akira, his female classmate with good grades and money. She may look out of place at the arcade, but she is actually a top-class gamer. Akira completely outmatches Haruo in one Street Fighter II round after another, and their relationship develops from this unlikely encounter.
Plot: Abandoned as a baby and raised in an orphanage, the kind-hearted high-schooler Yuki Sakuragi is driven by a need to find the reason for his existence. Plagued by mysterious dreams, Yuki also possesses the strange ability to read the deepest, darkest thoughts of anyone he touches. As both the dreams and his powers intensify, there appears before him a beautiful young man named "Zess," whose face tugs on Yuki's memory. He warns Yuki not to venture outside on Walpurgis Night, the eve of the blood-red moon, which invites death. But when Yuki's compassion leads him to disobey Zess's order, has Yuki carelessly thrown his life away before he's even given himself the chance to find out the very reason for it?
Manga creator Hotaru Odagiri resumed her manga The Betrayal Knows My Name (Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru) in the July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Asuka magazine on Tuesday. In addition, the magazine revealed that Kadokawa will publish the manga's 12th compiled book volume on August 26. Art from the manga is featured in the magazine's front cover (seen right).
This week's release of the June issue of Big Gangan is announcing plans for Toki, the spin-off to Ritz Kobayashi's schoolgirl mahjong manga Saki. The new series debuts in the July issue of the magazine, out June 25th, with Mekimeki Oukoku illustrating and Ritz Kobayashi writing/supervising.
Ritz Kobayashi wrote online that while her contributions are limited, she's had Mekimeki Oukoku's guidance, then, looking over the draft, noting that no changes were needed.
Most likely it's because of the South Korean's industry with its comics. They don't get a lot of coverage or even promote their works despite actually having a legal site with English translations from their own home country.
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.
Plot: 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.
Missed this news. It has nothing to do with new manga or closing manga.
I have no discussion thread, so I have to use this thread:
Manga artist Karuna Kanzaki revealed on Twitter on Thursday that Kanzaki and Yūya Kurokami's Armed Girl's Machiavellism will have an "important announcement" in the next issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine on June 26. Kanzaki also revealed that all compiled volumes of the manga will get a second printing.
The "battle action" story follows Fudō Nomura, who transfers to a school where girls carry weapons to rule mercilessly over the boys. Shortly after transferring he becomes a target of Rin Onigawara, a member of the the Five Ruling Swords that command the school. In order break free he must defeat the Five Ruling Swords.
Ginga e Kickoff!!'s Wakamatsu Launches Sengoku Baseball Manga
The manga will feature character designs by the novel series' illustrator Harunobu Toribatake. The issue teased the new manga with the line "Baseball in that world, with Warring States-era commanders like Oda Nobunaga!?" The manga will launch in the July issue on June 3.
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
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