Plot: Haruhiko was born rich and grew up pampered. But when he can't take any more of his father's tyrannical behavior, he strikes out on his own, determined to make his own way in the world. But going from super-rich to super-poor is tough on any man (let alone one still in high school!), and it's going to take more hard work than Haruhiko imagined just to make ends meet. He's doing his best and trying to keep up his spirits, but living on bean sprouts and bread crusts is enough to get any man down. Fortunately, he's got his sexy classmates and his own personal (and very hot) maid to help him out!
Kannazuki no Miko
Plot: Shy Himeko adores Chikane, the gorgeous and cool "princess" of their exclusive boarding school. She's been looking forward to their joint sweet sixteen birthday party for weeks. But on that fateful day, a shrine appears in the sky, giant robots ravage the school, and Himeko discovers that she is the reincarnation of the Solar Priestess – and Chikane is the reincarnated Lunar Priestess. As dark secrets unravel, one thing is clear: their lives will never be the same...
Plot concept: Mikura Amelia is a free-spirited young woman who lives alone with her cat and operates an air delivery service, flying her vintage seaplane to Japan’s small island communities located hundreds of miles out in the Pacific.
When her beloved grandfather passes away, she discovers he left her an undelivered parcel, addressed to an island that doesn’t exist . . . or does it? To answer the question, Mikura flies off in search of the truth behind the Wandering Island!
Plot: A gate appears in Tokyo's Ginza district sometime in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. This event is known as the Ginza Incident. The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Yōji, they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon's rampage joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.
I can't rest yet. I'll take a break after everything is done. I kind of skip lunch today.
Crunchyroll adds the following manga series: Arakawa Under the Bridge and Cuticle Detective Inaba
Crunchyroll has declared February to be Square Enix Manga Month, so get ready to see new volumes appearing every Wednesday as Crunchyroll gets caught up with the Square Enix manga catalog. The fun starts today with volume 11 of Arakawa Under the Bridge and volume 6 of Cuticle Detective Inaba.
Both volumes will go live at 5:00pm PST.
Each manga volume added will be available for everyone to read for 48 hours after launch. After that period they'll be going back to Premium only.
Viz Media announced on Tuesday that it will release Suu Minazuki's Judas manga digitally. The first volume is slated for February 23.
Judas, cursed for his sins, is the spirit of Death – he is without form, and has enslaved young Eve to carry out the most heinous of acts. Together in spirit and body, they must slay 666 people so that Judas can regain his humanity. Using Eve as his vessel of destruction, Judas' dark, blood-soaked journey will leave a trail of sin, death, and – hopefully for Judas – redemption.
EHIND THE SCENES!!, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now! It’s two months into Ranmaru’s college career, and if he’s learned one thing, it’s that he’s really uncomfortable around other people. But when he stumbles into a zombie mob attack, he’s totally forced out of his comfort zone! Of course it’s just a movie shoot, but when he wakes up from his ignoble faint, he’s been whisked away behind the scenes with the Art Squad! Could this group of weirdos be what Ranmaru’s been looking for all his life?!
NARUTO: SHIKAMARU’S STORY · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $10.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now! This newest release in the series of NARUTO original prose novels continues the focus on key characters from the bestselling manga series and is complemented by cover art by Masashi Kishimoto. Two years after the Great Ninja War, Shikamaru spends his days racing around, hands full as one of Konoha’s key protectors. Then, large numbers of ninja from every region are reported missing. Even Sai disappears. And the place where the missing shinobi end up is the mysterious empire, the Land of Silence. As a ninja, as an adult, to protect all that he is responsible for, Shikamaru must do battle with the shadow of a new generation.
SCHOOL JUDGMENT: GAKKYU HOTEI, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now! At Tenbin Elementary, there is only one way to settle a dispute—in a court of law! All quarrels bypass the teachers and are settled by some of the best lawyers in the country…who also happen to be elementary school students. SCHOOL JUDGMENT is a new series that features story by Nobuaki Enoki, with artwork by Takeshi Obata, the famed artist behind the smash hit manga series DEATH NOTE as well as the hugely successful manga BAKUMAN。and ALL YOU NEED IS KILL (all of which are also published by VIZ Media).
JUDAS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available February 23rd Judas, cursed for his sins, is the spirit of Death – he is without form, and has enslaved young Eve to carry out the most heinous of acts. Together in spirit and body, they must slay 666 people so that Judas can regain his humanity. Using Eve as his vessel of destruction, Judas’ dark, blood-soaked journey will leave a trail of sin, death, and – hopefully for Judas – redemption.
February Digital Manga Bundle Promos (Available All Month):
DEMON LOVE SPELL (Entire Series) · $23.99 · Vols. 1-6
HIKARU NO GO Bundle I · $39.99 · Vols. 1-10
HIKARU NO GO Bundle II · $52.99 · Vols. 1-15
HIKARU NO GO Bundle III (Entire Series) · $68.99 · Vols. 1-23
Additional digital manga updates for February also includes new volumes for 17 other continuing VIZ Media series. Notable releases include not-to-be-missed volumes for ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (Vol. 8), FOOD WARS! (Vol. 10), MY HERO ACADEMIA (Vol. 3), ONE PIECE (Vol. 77), and ULTRAMAN (Vol. 3) as well as shojo manga additions including MAID-SAMA 2-in-1 omnibus (Vol. 3), QQ SWEEPER (Vol. 2), and SO CUTE IT HURTS (Vol. 5). Also don’t miss the exciting series finales of CHEEKY ANGEL (Vols. 19 & 20), CROWN OF THORNS (Vol. 2), DEADMAN WONDERLAND (Vol. 13) and KANNAZUKI NO MIKO (Vol. 2).
Plot: Takahashi-san ga Kiiteiru – I only overheard a little bit! High school student idol Ena Takahashi has a hobby she can’t tell anyone about… and that is listening in on the ridiculous conversations of class representative Nara-kun and the plain boy Mikage-kun. If her secret is discovered, people’s trust in her will be destroyed! She wants to retort, but she can’t! The eavesdropping short-gag manga full of tension and guilty conscience begins!
Killy is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off cyborgs and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called Net Terminal Genes. And he has a very powerful gun, which he uses without hesitation whenever anything resembling danger rears its ugly head.
Who is this quiet, violent, determined man and what are these Genes he seeks? The small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks.
If Killy is going to find the treasure he seeks, he will need more help and information than the inhabitants of these beleaguered outposts can offer. He needs to find a larger cluster of civilization, but he'll have to survive the trip to get there, first...
Ito's Yōkai Kyōshitsu centers on a strange brother and sister. The older brother Yūma is possessed by a demon, and the younger sister Chizumi has the world's worst luck. When the two go to different places, strange and fearsome events occur.
The "splatter gun action" manga takes place in a world where humans no longer die. Even if they are stabbed or shot, humans revive within a few seconds. However, a new illness called RDS is suddenly spreading that deprives humans of the revival ability. No one knows whether RDS is a conspiracy, a part of natural selection, or something else. Kenzaki, who lost his precious sister, is chasing the mystery of RDS, when he meets a lone girl.
Kodansha released the novel series in Japan in two volumes in 2006. The story follows high school student and former vampire Koyomi Araragi and the strange students he encounters.
The novel series inspired a 15-episode television anime series in 2009. Aniplex of America released the series on Blu-ray Disc in 2012. Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Hulu are are streaming the series.
Vertical released NisiOisin and VOFAN's Kizumonogatari novel in December. Kizumonogatari is the third volume in the Monogatari book series, whereas Bakemonogatari comprises the first two novels in the series. Vertical marketing director Ed Chavez explained last February that his company published Kizumonogatari first because "NisiOisin's editor suggested we start there. His team is very involved in this project."
Update: Vertical plans to release Bakemonogatari in three volumes, with the second and third tentatively planned for January 2017 and February 2017, respectively.
Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her...she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That's when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she's inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself, has her shoujo romance finally begun?
Some more updates, Crunchyroll is continuing to add new manga series and chapters for Square Enix publications.
Morose Mononokean is recently added:
The duty of the morose guide who leads mononoke from one world to the next. Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called the "Mononokean" for help. This is volume 1 of the mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.
Takahashi-san ga Kiiteiru - I only overheard a little bit! High school student idol Ena Takahashi has a hobby she can't tell anyone about... and that is listening in on the ridiculous conversations of class representative Nara-kun and the plain boy Mikage-kun. If her secret is discovered, people's trust in her will be destroyed! She wants to retort, but she can't! The eavesdropping short-gag manga full of tension and guilty conscience begins!
Chapters 29-35 for
Kuzu no Honkai - We are the scum of humanity... Hanabi and Mugi are bathed in envious gazes from all around as a beautiful couple with excellent moral conduct. But these two apparently perfect people in an apparently perfect relationship share a secret they can't tell anyone.
ReLife gets volume 3 added.
Plot: This wasn't the future I dreamed of as a kid!" Arata Kaizaki, 27, stumbling through life...stars in a high school youth drama!?
Crunchyroll Adds New "Arakawa Under the Bridge" Volumes and More
Crunchyroll's Square Enix Manga Month continues with a bunch of new additions today, including Arakawa Under the Bridge volume 12-15 (chapter 302-400, which ends the series!), Cuticle Detective Inaba volume 7-9 (chapter 35-53), Aizawa-san Multiplies chapter 26-27, and Takahashi-san is listening. chapter 60-64.
All of the new volumes and chapters will be available to Crunchyroll members worldwide at 5:00pm Pacific Time. Free members can check them out for 48 hours before they revert to premium-only.
Seven Seas Entertainment licenses Please tell me! Galko-chan.
Please Tell Me! Galko-chan will mark Seven Seas' first full-color licensed manga, and the first volume will arrive in its original full-color, deluxe trim size on November 22, 2016.
Written and illustrated by Suzuki Kenya, with an anime adaptation scheduled to air on Japanese television in January 2016, Please Tell Me! Galko-chan gives a hilariously candid inside look into the life of Japanese school girls like you’ve never seen them before.
Galko-chan always speaks her mind, which may not be the wisest decision in all cases, but it’s never short of entertaining! Meet the exuberant and unbelievably busty high schooler, Galko, as she traverses the ups and downs of adolescence with spirit and verve, alongside her best friends--the anti-social loner, Otako, and the unpredictably honest, Ojyo.
Tomokui Kanata has suffered an early death, but his adventures are far from over. He is reborn into a fantastical world of swords and magic-- as a lowly goblin! Not content to let this stop him, the now renamed “Rou” uses his new physical abilities and his old memories to plow ahead in a world where consuming other creatures allows him to acquire their strengths and powers.
“Re:Monster falls into the increasingly popular category of a hero reborn into an RPG-like world,” said Seven Seas' publisher Jason DeAngelis. “Much like Mushoku Tensei, Overlord, or Sword Art Online, a young man is transported into a fantasy world to begin a new life, but in Re:Monster, he's reborn as a goblin—a very, very hungry goblin. With strong artwork and a unique story, it’s sure to be a winner.”
Dark Horse is releasing Danganronpa manga series on March 16, 2016.
Plot: Each year, the elite Hope’s Peak Academy selects only the most gifted and talented students to enroll . . . plus one ordinary student, chosen by lottery. Makoto Naegi was that lucky person—or so he thought! When he shows up for class, he finds the elite students are a bizarre cast of oddballs under the ruthless authority of a robot teddy bear principal, Monokuma. The bear lays down the school rules: the only way out of Hope’s Peak is to not only murder another student . . . but get away with it, as every murder is followed by a tribunal where the surviving students cross-examine each other!
Dark Horse is releasing the prequel manga for Psycho-Pass for November 9, 2016.
From star creator Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica)comes Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami, the prequel to the blockbuster science-fiction crime drama anime series Psycho-Pass.
Written by Midori Goto with art from Natsuo Sai, this new manga series is Blade Runner meets Minority Report.
With Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami, Urobuchi reveals how the legendary enforcer was once an ace detective! Working within the city-regulating Sybil System, inspectors must fight crime in a future where a single number measures your criminal tendencies and determines if you are useful to society!
Plot: "Lost in the cruel world," "Wall Sina, Goodbye," and "Lost Girls."
Note: Vertical has the novel version.
The Prince in His Dark Days
Plot: Atsuko's father is a drunk, and she's shunned by her classmates as "the poor kid." Walking the streets in a dark fog of despair, Atsuko cons perverts out of their money to survive. Then, one day, she meets Itaru, the heir to a wealthy family, who happens to look exactly like her. Itaru hatches a plan: Atsuko will live his tedious public life for him, and she will get a taste of the luxuries enjoyed by the 1%. Everybody's (finally) happy. Right?
Cells at Work!
Plot: The average human body contains about 60 trillion cells, and each of them has work to do! But when you get injured, viruses or bacteria invade, or when an allergic reaction flares up, everyone from the silent but deadly white blood cells to the brainy neurons has to work together to get through the crisis!
Plot: When she was still just a girl, Kotoko was kidnapped by yokai. These spirits made her into a powerful intermediary between the spirit and human worlds, but this power came at a price: an eye and a leg. Now, years later, she watches out for dangerous yokai while developing feelings for a young man named Kuro, who is also special: an incident with a yokai has given him healing powers. He's surprised when Kotoko asks him to team up to handle renegade yokai, preserving the thin line between reality and the supernatural.
Sweetness & Lightning
Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it's no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.
Welcome to the Ballroom
Fujita has drifted through middle school aimlessly, unable to find friends or anything that can hold his attention. Then, one day, he's attacked by a gang and saved by a mysterious man. But this isn't a karate master; it's a ballroom dance instructor! Reluctantly, Fujita takes a few beginner's classes, only to find his inspiration… an entrancing, teenage dance prodigy named Shizuku. It's Fujita's first step into the high-octane world of competitive dance!
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!
Komugi's not sure what to expect when her family moves to remote Hokkaido and she starts at a new high school. But she certainly didn't expect a boy to come up to her and say, “Gee … you smell good!” That boy is Yu Ogami, and Komugi finds herself strangely drawn to him. But when she sees him in an unguarded moment, she discovers he's half wolf! Now she has a choice to make: to keep his secret, or to ask for help and risk angering a wolf-boy?
Plot Summary: Shinobu Omiya is a 15 year old girl who had once did a homestay in Great Britain when she was 10 years old. She met a blonde, extremely shy, English girl named Alice Cartalet. Once getting to know each other, and getting past the language barrier issue, the two became close friends. On Shinobu's last day in England, Alice makes a promise that she will come visit Japan someday. 5 years later, Shinobu receives a letter from Alice stating that she is coming to Japan. And on the same day of receiving the letter Alice appears at Shinobu's school, revealing that she has transferred to her class and will be staying at her house.
Plot Summary: Hanabi and Mugi are a super sweet, seemingly perfect couple. Their peers envy them and their impenetrable facade. What they don't know is that Hanabi and Mugi have a not-so-pure secret.
Rose Guns Days Season Two
Puella Magi Oriko Magica Sadness Prayer
Plot Summary: Oriko, a magical girl with the gift of foresight, knows the fate that awaits all who accept Kyubey's offer of supernatural powers. But when she is struck with a terrible vision of the future - of the devastation caused by a single, powerful witch - she decides to prevent the girl from becoming a magical girl in the first place. To draw Kyubey away from the girl's potential, Oriko directs him instead to Yuma, an orphan who is all too eager to gain powers that will enable her to protect herself - powers that will ultimately lead to her own destruction...
Naoe's Aoharu x Machine Gun
Ato Sakurai's Today's Cerberus
Shin Suyama and CHuN's Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends
Caffeinated Master Menos: Back after my job had me laid off and ended up having to relocate afterwards. Your usual updates will return from here. Thank you Taka for your help as always.
Nov 23, 2020 13:48:45 GMT
Taka: I was going to comment more. I have to write up my daily reports. I got a 2nd job, it's a temporary job online regarding social media and COVID-19 outreach towards an ethnic community. I woke up at a weird time but I slept more than 10 hours due to feeling
Nov 24, 2020 14:07:40 GMT
Taka: sick or something. The 2019 manga project and the Best Anime Vice stuff will be posted before the end of November. I will get it done.
Nov 24, 2020 14:07:41 GMT
Old Man Dream: So.... dragging my heels for another 2.5 weeks before Ralph Breaks the Internet is available on Disney+? Yay!
Nov 25, 2020 3:22:00 GMT
Taka: Really? Disney is slow to add the stuff that already got released. Same goes for DC Universe. Then DC UNiverse got converted into a comic only app. Well, Disney has more success. I think the other streaming sites are trying to hold on for money too.
Nov 25, 2020 3:33:37 GMT
Old Man Dream: Ralph Breaks the Internet is on Netflix. One of the remaining Disney movies that have yet to hit Disney+ because of prior streaming agreements Disney had in place before launching their streaming site.
Nov 25, 2020 5:35:29 GMT
Taka: Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 26, 2020 16:20:25 GMT
Old Man Dream: Just got done with Treasure Planet. Should be able to get a review up for it sometime today, dependent on whenever I have Thanksgiving dinner.
Nov 26, 2020 18:48:34 GMT