Hello everyone, the purpose of this thread is twofold. I'm doing this for the wiki and the community especially for the future Top Manga of 2015 project. See the Manga of 2014 series voting Gdoc list. I had a lot of revisions and changes between the 2013 and 2014 versions as I learn about how much manga series we have from Japan and South Korea (Manhwa series). It's crazy how much anthology magazines are out there.
I'm only keeping track of the US licensed ones via online simulcasts right now. The rest of the bulk are either fan scanlated in different countries. This is to promote awareness.
On top of this project and the other project where I hunt for dub anime casts and trailers, I keep this up to date as much as I can, monthly.
Please help me fill out this list if you find information whether it's from official sources like Anime News Network or from unofficial sources. Thank you.
Note: The formatting will be fix for data after May 2015 (I have to finish up May in a 2nd post) since my Gdocs doesn't let me transfer images outwards. There will be tables and manga covers/scans. It will be more readable. My apologies. ANN source links will be added a week after my finals (May 11).
Isshukan Friends End Date: January 22, 2015 The story of the manga revolves around Yūki, a boy who wants to become friends with his classmate and desk neighbor Kaori. However, she gently declines his friendship, saying, “But, my... Memories of my friends disappear in a week...” Even so, Yūki wants to become her friend, and so the two become friends over and over again as the weeks pass. Source: ANN
Judos (Juudouzu) End Date: January 19, 2015 (serialization) The emergence of a mysterious young judoka, Yanagi Hana, who defeated world class judoka Ida Keiji, will be taking part in the Judos fest in Yahara Village, the mysterious village of Judo he comes from. Source: Baka Updates
End Date: January 16 Tenshi wa Maiorita: Kunoichi Ibun (The Angel Has Landed: The Untold Tale of a Female Ninja) - summary unavailable Source: ANN
Yugioh 5D's End Date: January 21 A high-speed Turbo Duel through the streets of Satellite brings Yusei Fudo and his friend Sect face-to-face with an urban legend incarnate! Will Yusei lose Sect to the Skeleton Knight? And what sinister plans does Jack Atlas, master of New Domino City, have in store for Yusei? Source: ANN
Taiyō no Ie End Date: January 24 The story revolves around a girl named Mao Motomiya. When they were kids, Mao used to spend a lot of time at her neighbor Hiro Nakamura's house because it would always make her feel happy. Years later and now in high school, her father remarries and she feels she's lost her home when 24-year old Hiro, who lives alone since he lost his parents, invites her to come live with him. Source: ANN
Mangaya End Date: January 26 The story begins when second-year high school student Kei Kagasaki dreams of becoming a manga creator. The day after he successfully submits a manuscript to publisher Sumikawa Shoten, his classmate Aya issues a challenge to him to see which of them can sell 10 million manga volumes first. Source: ANN
Hi-Fi Cluster End Date: January 26 In the year 2045, Tokyo developed into an Ability Society -- a fair and equal place where people can download skills they don't already have by wearing a special sticker called an ability label. The flip side to this technology is the rise in ability crimes, where people buy and sell altered labels underground and use their abilities to commit crimes. Special Unit Six of the Metropolitan Police Department led by Kosaku Kandera is out to put a stop to these crimes...by any means necessary. Source: ANN
Kill la Kill End Date: February 4 After 6 years since their collaboration on the ground breaking anime series, ‘Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann,’ Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima are back to shock the world! Ryuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father’s death—the ‘woman with the scissor blade.’ The journey has led Ryuko to Honnouji Academy. Source: ANN
Chiisakobee End Date: February 9 The manga is based on Shūgorō Yamamoto's historical novel Chiisakobe, which centers on a young carpenter who cares for children orphaned by a large fire the capital city of Edo. The novel follows the carpenter as he rebuilds after the fire and cares for the children. The novel was adapted into a live-action film in 1962. Source: ANN
Selfish Chie-chan (Wagamama Chie-chan) End Date: Feb. 12 Source: ANN
Blue Spring Ride End Date: February 13 Blue Spring Ride revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kō Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kō again, this time under the name of Kō Mabuchi. Source: ANN
Makai Ishi Mephisto End Date: February 14 She adapted it from Hideyuki Kikuchi's novel series of the same name. The original novels follow Doctor Mephisto, a practitioner of medicine and supernatural magic who has appeared in Kikuchi's other works such as Demon City Shinjuku, Darkside Blues, Demon Palace Babylon, and Yashakiden. Source: ANN
Maria's Castle Source: ANN End Date: Feb. 14
Idolmaster Cinderella Deraraji-san End Date: Thursday? ( report announced on the week of Feb. 14) Source: ANN
Zelphy of the Aion (Kono Jinruiiki no Zelphy) End Date: February 16 The space opera takes place in the distant future where humanity uses "Gates" to travel the galaxy, and the gates are now under the control of an military organization known as "Gatekeeper of the Aion." After his country is overthrown in a war, prince Reesha takes a job as a plumber but longs to see the world. Source: ANN
Marusei End Date: February 16 The semi-autobiographical story follows novice ecchi manga artist "Q-Ichiro Hanabino" and his struggles in work and romance. Source: ANN
E Robot Source: ANN End Date: Feb. 16
Pocha Pocha Swimming Club End Date: February 17 The story follows Katsuyo, the spirited daughter of a family that runs a tonkatsu restaurant. She loves to eat and is a little bit plump. She decides to join her high school's girls' swim club even though she's not very good at exercise. Source: ANN
TERRA FORMARS - Adolf Reinhard's spin-off series End Date: February 19 Source: ANN
Hibi Rock Music Source: ANN End Date: Feb. 19 The original manga revolves around Takurō Hibinuma, a third-year in high school. He is a boy who gets bullied, and has no talent in studying or sports, but the only thing he can call his own is "rock." He experiences many things through music, and aims to become a rock star.
Sis Plus End Date: Feb. 20 Source: ANN The story focuses on three sisters—Shiho, Cocoa, and HIMEKA—as well as their older brother, running a bakery while their parents are off traveling the world. Square Enix will publish the sixth compiled volume in March.
Is this Girl for Real!? End Date: February 21 (On the 8th volume) Jun Yoshikawa is a boy with a manga artist for a mom. One night, he gets in a situation with a drunk stranger, Narumi Kawase, and decides to look after her. She becomes a live-in assistant at the Yoshikawa household as Jun takes care of her. This is an age-gap comedy about a pre-thirties, unfortunate beauty with no skills nor a job, and a perfect high schooler who helps out his mom and does the household chores as they live together. Source: ANN, ANN (with End Date),
Sacred Blacksmith End Date: Feb. 23 (Tankobon) Source: ANN 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.
Yūsei no Fool (Planetary Fool) End Date: February 24 The "school diary of a false queen" follows Sena, a girl who enrolled in a training school to become the queen as a substitute for her missing twin sister. Source: ANN
If Her Flag Breaks Part 1 End Date: February 26 Source: ANN The manga is based on Touka Takei's Kanojo ga Flag o Orarertara romantic comedy light novel series. In the original novels, the story revolves around Sōta Hatate, a boy who has the unique ability to see "Flags" above the heads of other people. The "Flags" mark critical crossroads in people's lives — when the choices they make will determine love, friendship, victory, and even death. He transfers into Tokyo's elite Hatagaya Academy, but instead of living by himself in the boys' dormitory, he ends up living with five beautiful girls under one roof.
When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (Inou Battle Within) End Date: February 26? (Magazine), March 26 (Tankobon) Source: ANN A group of five boys and girls suddenly acquire supernatural powers. Ready to fight in galactic battles to defend human cause… they are struck by the realization that there are no wars, no conspiracies, no evils empires, no nothing in their high school life. They instead decide to idly have fun by wasting their powers away
Hataraku Maousama! High School! End Date: February 27 The manga is a spin-off of Satoshi Wagahara's original light novel series, and turns the characters into modern day Japanese high school students. Reborn as a high school student, Sadao Maō aims to become president of the student council, while Emi also aims to nominates herself. Source: ANN
Town Doctor Jumbo (Machi-Isha Town) Source: ANN End Date: March 2 The story follows the local hospital director "Dr. Jumbo," whose nickname comes from his unlikely appearance. Jumbo argues frequently with Asuka, the nurse who is the daughter of the previous hospital director, but saves his patients with his great skill as a doctor.
Rose Guns Season 3 Source: ANN End Date: March 5 A girl named Rose Haibara works at the club Primavera and lends money to Japanese people so that they can rebuild their lives. Some people take advantage of that generosity. Meanwhile, Leo Shishigami is best known for his reputation among women. Everything begins to change when that legendary man meets Rose in the spring of 1947.
Gakuen Heaven: Double Scramble Source: ANN End Date: March 7
Umineko When They Cry Episode 7 Source: ANN End Date: March 12
Guren 5 Source: ANN End Date: March 14
Big Hero 6 Source: ANN End Date: March 20 The adventure story revolves around Hiro, a boy who lost his dear brother Tadashi in a mysterious accident, and Baymax, a robot developed by Tadashi. The story is set in San Fransokyo, a fictional city that combines the images of San Francisco and Tokyo.
House of Sun Spin-off (Taiyo no Ie) Source: ANN End Date: March 24 The original Taiyō no Ie manga's story revolves around a girl named Mao Motomiya. When they were kids, Mao used to spend a lot of time at her neighbor Hiro Nakamura's house because it would always make her feel happy. Years later and now in high school, her father remarries and she feels she's lost her home when 24-year old Hiro, who lives alone since he lost his parents, invites her to come live with him.
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok End Date: March 25 Source: ANN The occult mystery story follows the Norse god Loki after he is exiled to the mortal world in the form of a human child. He must collect auras of evil in order to return to the world of gods, so he runs a detective agency to accomplish this.
Oreca End Date: March 27 Source: ANN The anime adaptation revolves around a young boy named Faiya Orega who loves Oreca competitions. One day, he is granted the power to summon real Oreca monsters due to the mysterious powers of the treasure chest Pandora. To protect the peace of the Oreca world, Faiya must fight the demon king who threatens the land.
Poison Berry in My Brain (Nonai Poison Berry) End Date: March 28 Source: ANN The story centers on Ichiko Sakurai, a 30-something-year-old woman who falls in love with a younger man named Saotome, who she meets at a drinking party. Her inner thoughts are portrayed as a meeting of five people, including a girl in gothic lolita clothes and an old man.
Embalming Frankenstein End Date: April 4 Source: ANN The story is based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In 19th century Europe, the late scientist Victor Frankenstein's papers on the creation of a "frankenstein" are being put to use. Meanwhile, Fury Flatliner seeks revenge on his parents' killer, a man with a patchwork body.
Tengoku - Heaven's Prison End Date: April 18 Source: ANN The manga's story begins with Touko, an average high school student living out boring days. But one day, after she and her friend Mari see a traffic accident, Touko finds Saki, a girl that only Touko can see, collecting blood. When she rushes away, she encounters a silver-haired boy, Utsuho, staked at the chest. A mysterious man is trying to finish off Utsuho, but Saki arrives and lets Utsuho drink her blood, saving him. It seems that Touko is destined to be involved in unbelievable circumstances.
Linebarrels of Iron End Date: April 18 Source: ANN Kouichi dreams of being a hero, but in reality, he's a punching bag for every bully on the block. His life flatlines when the mysteriously naked Emi crash lands on his pitiful existence, thrusting Kouichi into the middle of an intergalactic showdown between rival races of self-regenerating Machinas. Through his death-bed partnership with the Linebarrel mecha, Kouichi gains the strength to stand up to his tormentors and crush the alien invasion force that's determined to conquer Earth.
End Date: April 22 (Tankobon) Source: ANN Kotoura-san follows Haruka Kotoura, a girl who suffered during her childhood because of her ability to read minds. When she starts high school she meets Manabe, her classmate who often thinks about erotic things, and joins a club of people who are not afraid of her ability. Her gloomy life starts to become enjoyable.
Kingdom Hearts II End Date: May 12 Source: ANN Illustrator Shiro Amano posted on Twitter on Tuesday that his Kingdom Hearts II manga will end in the 10th volume. Amano added that he will end the manga in its serialized form in the issue that will ship in May. The June issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine where Kingdom Hearts II is published will ship on May 12. Amano had launched this adaptation of Square Enix and Tetsuya Nomura's action role-playing game in Shonen Gangan in 2006. However, he left it incomplete when he moved onto Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. Amano then resumed the manga in 2012 after finishing Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. Square Enix shipped the ninth volume of Kingdom Hearts II (pictured at right) on February 21.
Le Vin End Date: May 22 Source: ANN A five man band of thieves whose specialty is wine travel the world, appearing here and there under the name "Phantom Thief Levain" to save bottles of unparalleled wine from the villains who hoard them! A brand-new action title from Shū Okimoto and Tadashi Agi, creators of the definitive title in wine manga, "The Drops of God." Undetermined
Wallman End Date: The story of the manga revolves around Jirō Sorashima, a hitman who returns to Japan after being betrayed and gives up his trade. However, his everyday life changes when a beautiful girl named Nami moves in with him, and it turns out that she is in fact a hitman herself. Source: ANN,
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Wild Adapter Hiatus: Until March 2015 In the manga's story, a young gang leader named Makoto Kubota takes in Minoru Tokitoh, a boy with a mysterious past. Minoru has been exposed to the drug "W.A." which has transformed his right arm into a monstrous limb. The two investigate the origins of the drug that is devastating the city's underground. Source: ANN
Dededededestruction Hiatus: Until the 40th issue on August 31 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 second compiled volume on May 15. The tentative title before launch was Honobono no Fūfu (Tender-hearted Couple). Source: ANN
Log Horizon Hiatus: Unknown. Kazuhiro Hara has a bone problem issue.
This is a new project, a yearly one which will make things convenient on my end. For the anime discussion forum, we have seasonal anime guides for new anime shows. That's a big tradition in the industry. Manga series don't have that. You have mainstream or popular manga series all the way to obscure, niche manga series which comes from unknown amount of manga anthology magazines, digital or print.
This will be a challenge. I always kept my eyes on the news. I have recorded a backup on Anime Vice Wikia if you guys and gals want to help out. You can edit it.
We have a list of manga series ending in 2015. The wiki page is more updated than the actual thread right now. I'll get up to speed. It's more easier to update wiki pages than threads.
Big Blue Kanji: ベストブルー Creator: Masahiro Hirakata Genres: Sports, Shonen Release Date: July 13 Plot: Swim through the center of youth! A blue summer comes to Jump! Aim for the legend! A boy swims alone on a remote island. But he will have a destined meeting in Aono!
Black Clover Kanji: ブラッククローバー Creator: Yuki Tabata Genres: Fantasy, Action, Release Date: February 16 Plot: In a world where magic was everything, there was a boy born unable to use any magic, and he had been abandoned to a poor church as a child. His name was Asta. To prove oneself and to keep his promise with his friend, he aims to become the Wizard King!
Gakkyu Hotei Magazine: Shonen Jump+ Mangaka: Nobuaki Enoki and Takeshi Obata End Date: May 27th? (sources say "Shonen Jump+ would publish the end of the manga in May") Source: ANN
As problems continue to plague the elementary school system, a new solution is enacted in the form of the School Judgment System! Now the young students themselves will be responsible for solving the issues that befall them! But are they up to the task?
Komori Quintet! Magazine: Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh Author and Artist: Hikaru Sugii and Tiv End Date: Announced on Wed (May 27) - must be next month Source: ANN
The manga's story begins when Chika enters high school and seeks to join the folk music club, only to find that it has been dissolved. At a loss for what to do, Chika is approached by another first year student, Tenko, who tells her, "form a band with me!" But it seems all the members of the band have string instruments.
Kami-sama no Memo-chō/Heaven's Memo Pad Author and Artist: Hikaru Sugii and Tiv Same Date as Komori Quintet!
Away Mangaka: Moto Hagio Magazine: Monthly Flowers End Date: June 27 Source: ANN
The manga adapts the short story "Omeshi" by late science fiction author Sakyo Komatsu, and begins on the morning of March 20, 203X, when a great cold wave occurs and snow begins to fall. The entire northern hemisphere is overtaken by the cold wave, while the southern hemisphere is wracked by storms. Massive Dellinger effects begin to occur one after another, and trains, planes, cars, ships, and other modes of transportation all cease working. Television, radio, and the Internet all become useless, and the world is cut off from one another. The next day, on the morning of the 21st, all the adults have disappeared, leaving only the children.
Sorry, I'll get the rest of May done tomorrow. I ran out of time today.
Arakawa announced in August that she would slow the pace of her manga due to the health of a family member declining. Arakawa revealed in April that her family member's medical treatment is finished, so she is relieved. She added that she can't become negligent however, so little by little, she will continue to draw manga while watching over her family member.
Cross H Author: Masahiro Itosugi Magazine: Champion RED Publisher: Akita Shoten
The story follows Oruka, who is wallowing in despair after he fails his college entrance exams. Desperate, he has a one-night stand with a beautiful girl named Noa after meeting her for the first time. When Oruka finally gets to college, he finds himself reunited with Noa, but she has certain conditions if they are going to continue as lovers.
Fairy Tail Magazine Publisher: Kodansha Author: Hiro Mashima End Date: 13th and last issue of Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine on Friday, July 17
The magazine launched with two spinoff manga. Mashima drew the prequel Fairy Tail Zero manga, which tells the story of the founders of the Fairy Tail guild. Yūsuke Shirato drew the Tale of Fairy Tail: Ice Trail manga, which centers around the boyhood of the character Gray, following him until he joined the Fairy Tail guild. Both manga ended in the magazine's 13th issue.
Grendizer Giga Publisher: Akita Shoten Magazine: Champion Red Author: Go Nagai End Date: July 18
The story is a full reboot of Nagai's UFO Robo Grendizer story. When a great fleet of flying saucers invades Earth, it awakens the true power of Daisuke Uryū. (The main lead of UFO Robo Grendizer was named Daisuke Umon.)
The Severing Crime Edge (Dansai Bunri) End Date: July 27
Kiri Haimura loves cutting hair. Actually, he doesn’t just love cutting hair, he obsesses over it and even has a special set of scissors he delights in using. But when his mane obsession for a bit of trim draws him to Iwai Mushanokōji , whose long hair has never been cut, he finds himself entangled in a situation no shears can hack him out of. Because Iwai is heir to a strange curse that makes her hair impossible to cut. Or, at least, until Kiri’s clippers take off a lock, thereby revealing that his scissors are cursed as well! But now that she’s shorn free, Iwai has a slew of “murderers” after her, each armed with their own cursed implements and eager for the chance to kill the “Hair Queen.” And if that’s not enough to make Kiri wig out, it seems that many of them actually attend his own school! Will this evil crew cut in on Kiri’s Hair Queen, or will he snip their ambitions in the bud? The worst hair day ever turns into the ultimate series of close shaves, distressing situations and, yes, brushes with death in SEVERING CRIME EDGE!
Full Dozer Author: Ayumi Komura Publisher: Shueisha Margaret magazine End Date: 18th issue on August 20
The story centers on Ryōma, a third-year middle school student who has a crush on his childhood friend Mao. Mao is the type of girl who, when she decides on something, she moves forward in a straight line like a bulldozer. Mao develops a crush on a popular new actor named Hayato, and she chases him to Tokyo. Ryōma follows Mao and decides to enter show business.
Author: Ichigo Takano Publisher: Futabasha Monthly Action magazine End Date: August 25
Plot: Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn't take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter tells her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. But why? Naho must decide what to make of the letter and its cryptic warning, and what it means not only for her future, but for Kakeru's as well.
Author: Sakurako Gokurakuin Publisher: Square Enix Magazine: Young Gangan End Date: August 14
The manga's story begins when Minato Sahashi, a hapless man who has failed at getting into college or getting a love life, suddenly meets a beautiful girl named Musubi. Minato learns he can become an Ashikabi, a master of the 108 artificial, humanlike creatures in the Sekirei Project that will fight each other to their dying breaths. Musubi happens to be a Sekirei herself.
Author: Morishige Publisher: Akita Shoten Magazine: Bessatsu Shōnen Champion End Date: September 12
The "ultra-extreme declining-birthrate (kinda science-fiction?) romantic comedy" centers around Haru Hanasaki, a boy who is turning 15 in a Japan where the drop in childbirths has reached critical levels. He is entering high school, where he will have a classmate for the first time in his entire life.
The Count of Monte Cristo (Monte Cristo Hakushaku) Publisher: Hakusensha Magazine: Young Animal Arashi Author: Ena Moriyama
The manga adapts Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo (Le Comte de Monte-Cristo). In the novel, Edmond Dantès, a merchant sailor in the early 19th century, is betrayed by his friends and colleagues. He loses all his possessions and is sent to prison. After escaping, he finds treasure in the island of Monte Cristo that his inmate entrusted to him. With the wealth, he reinvents his identity as the Count of Monte Cristo, re-enters high society, and plots revenge on those who wronged him.
The Eden of Grisaia ~Sanctuary Fellows~ Publisher: Akita Shoten Magazine: Champion Cross Author: Shū Hirose End Date: September 19 (Tankobon release)
The Eden of Grisaia ~Sanctuary Fellows~ is a sequel to Hirose's Grisaia no Meikyū ~Sanctuary Fellows (The Labyrinth of Grisaia ~Sanctuary Fellows~) manga, which ended in March. The Labyrinth of Grisaia adapted the second in the series of visual novels by Frontwing.
Pilot's Love Song Mangaka: Takeshi Kojima Magazine: Shonen Sunday S End Date: September 25
Plot: The story of love and aerial combat follows a former prince who lost everything to a revolution, and a girl who became the symbol for the revolution. The orphaned prince, now renamed Kalel, embarks on a one-way journey to discover the ends of the heavens. Aboard the levitating island of Isura, he meets a girl named Claire.
Lady Justice Ken Ogino' Magazine: Weekly Shonen Jump End Date: September 7 (Labor Day)
The manga centers around Enta Marufuji, a completely normal high school student. One day, he gets wrapped up in a large-scale bank robbery, and is taken as a hostage. He is rescued by a masked woman with superhuman powers, Ameri Kenzaki, a shy girl with a heart of justice.
Apartment of Gundam Mangaka: Santa Harukaze Publisher: Shogakukan Magazine: Shonen Sunday S
The manga's story takes place during the One-Year War in U.C. 0079. During this chaos, the crew of the White Base vessel live together in the same apartment complex. Characters that appear in the manga include the 19-year old, running shirt-wearing Bright Noa, the sexy manager Sayla, and the problem child Amuro. The manga tells the story of their slow-paced and comedic everyday lives.
Katsu Curry no Hi Mangaka: Keiko Nishi Publisher: Shogakukan Magazine: Monthly Flowers End Date: October 28
The manga centers around Miyuki, a 28-year-old office worker who has just broken up with the boyfriend she was living with, and begins trying arranged dates. She finds no one she's interested in, and randomly writes her scattered thoughts inside a notebook at a reading cafe. Later, she finds that a man she doesn't know has made a sharply-written reply in the same notebook, and they begin to converse in this way.
Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku Mangaka: Asari Endō and illustrator Maruino (original concept), Pochi Edoya (Art) Publisher: Kadokawa Magazine: Comp Ace End Date: October 26
The original novels are set in a world where a social game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands of people to be a "magical girl" — possessing extraordinary physical capabilities and looks, as well as special magical powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. But one day, in a district containing 16 magical girls, the administration announces that it must halve the number of magical girls to solve the problem of magical energy. At first, the 16 magical girls race to collect more "magical candy" than their competitors, but the rules quickly become twisted, and it quickly becomes a murderous battle for survival among them.
Nobunagun Mangaka: Masato Hisa Magazine: Earth Star Entertainment End Date: October 9 (Tankobon)
Plot: The "stylish action" manga opens with high school girl Shio Ogura visiting Taiwan on a school trip, when she is caught in a surprise attack by monsters called "Evolved Invaders." The military is useless against them, but in the middle of the chaos, the mysterious E-Gene Holder agents from the government organization DOGOO appear.
Thanks to technology, these agents wield weapons infused with the spirits of great historical figures. Gandhi is now a barrier, and Newton is a gravitational maneuver. When her friend is endangered, Shio awakens the ability to wield one such weapon — the great Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga as a giant machine gun.
Tenchi Meisatsu Mangaka: Ebishi Maki Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Afternoon End Date: October 24
In Ubukata's original novel, the real-life Edo-era mathematician Shunkai Shibukawa pursues a project that alters his life as much as it alters Japanese culture — the creation of Japan's own lunar calendar system.
Fairy Tail: Blue Mistral Mangaka: Rui Watanabe (Artist), Hiro Mashima (Original Concept) Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Nakayoshi End Date: Tuesday (news announcement was on Nov 30)
She may be only 12 years old, but Wendy Marvell is already a member of magical guild Fairy Tail, and a powerful dragon slayer wizard. Even so, she's a little nervous when she sets out for the town of Nanalu for her first solo job: to discover why some of the locals have been mysteriously disappearing! They say the disappearances are the work of the spirit of a dead dragon. It sounds like superstition, but could it be true? Wendy, and another young local wizard named Yoshino, are determined to find out.
Fairy Tail Gaiden: Kengami no Sōryū Mangaka: Kyōta Shibano (Artist), Hiro Mashima (Original Concept) Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Magazine Pocket End Date: November 4
Fairy Tail Gaiden: Kengami no Sōryū follows guild master Sting, Rogue, Yukino, Minerva, and other members of the Sabertooth Guild. Shibano launched the manga in the "Magazine Pocket" app on July 30, as part of the app's launch.
Little Witch Academia Mangaka: TerioTeri Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Ultra Jump End Date: November 26
Teri first published a Little Witch Academia one-shot manga in the magazine in 2013, and began the "short intensive" manga series in August 2015. The manga has an original story. Shogakukan noted that the one compiled volume will ship on January 19.
Romantica Clock Mangaka: Yoko Maki Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Ribon End Date: November 2 (serialization ends), November 25 (final tankobon released)
Romantica Clock is a comedy about twins: the beautiful, popular, and energetic Akane, and her smart, aloof brother Aoi. Akane, who has felt jealous of Aoi since she was a young child, continues to be unable to get along with him even as the two grow older.
Sengoku Basara 4 Mangaka: Motoki Yoshihara Publisher: Kadokawa Magazine: Dengeki Maoh End Date: November 27
The manga adapts CAPCOM's Sengoku Basara 4 game, which features warriors and warlords from Japan's Warring States period. Yoshihara's manga centers on Date Masamune, the warlord of Tōhoku, but also features Ishida Mitsunari, Shima Sakon, and Shibata Katsuie.
Shinjuku DxD Mangaka: Yuma Ando Publisher: DeNA Magazine: Manga Box app End Date: November 2 (announcement date of the next chapter will be final)
Kabukicho, Shinjuku – the district that burns with desire is struck by an incurable disease. In this district, a doctor, Inui Date, runs a small medical clinic. Night after night, patients with extraordinary cases come to the clinic, when one day, a troublesome patient, detective Maria Daigo, appears. Set in a Shinjuku that has been plagued by an incurable disease, the doctor and the detective become entangled in one mysterious case after another as they face the darkness in this psychological thriller. Will the two be able to save this town?
So Cute It Hurts!! Mangaka: Gō Ikeyamada Magazine: Sho-Comi End Date: If there are no interruptions the manga will end in the 23rd issue on November 5
The manga's story revolves around twin brother and sister Mitsuru and Megumu Kobayashi who switch places and attend the other sibling's school. Things get strange when Megumu realizes that the school that her popular brother Mitsuru had been going to was in fact a school for delinquents. When attacked by a group of bullies, she meets a mysterious boy with an eye patch.
Sun Ken Rock Mangaka: Boichi Publisher: Shonengahosha Magazine: Young King End Date: Unknown - series end on 25th volume
The series tells the story of Japanese teenager Ken Kitano, who follows the girl he likes to Seoul, Korea. After he arrives, his impressive fighting skills and strong spirit draw the attention of a gang.
Tanemura Ends Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi (The Cat's and My Friday) Mangaka: Arina Tanemura Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Margaret End Date: November 20
The manga's story centers around Ai Tachibana, a high school girl in love with a popular upperclassman, Mia Serizawa. She always looks forward to Fridays, when she works the school library and Serizawa always comes to borrow a book. Ai also tutors her fifth grade cousin, Nekota Honjō, who has a crush on her. Nekota is unwilling to let anyone take Ai, and he confesses his love for her. Ai dismisses his confession at first, but slowly begins to see Nekota's dedication.
Until Death Do Us Part Mangaka: Hiroshi Takashige and DOUBLE-S Publisher: Square Enix Magazine: Young Gangan End Date: November 20
Haruka Tooyama is a twelve-year-old girl with incredible precognitive abilities. But her accuracy in predicting the future has made her a target for any number of greedy corporations that would use her power for their own profit. When she is kidnapped, Haruka uses her gift to seek out someone who can help her escape and fixes upon a blind man making his way through the busy streets of Tokyo. Though it may seem an odd choice, Haruka's powers have not led her wrong. Despite his inability to see, her chosen protector's fighting skills become apparent when he draws a sword from his walking stick and deftly takes out her captors. Knowing she will always be pursued for her gift, Haruka begs the mystery swordsman to keep her safe…“until death do us part.”
Yugo Final Mangaka: Shinji Makari and Shuu Akana Publisher: Kodansha Magazine: Evening End Date: November 10
The story centers on Yugo Beppu, a negotiator who has never lost a case. His fluency in several languages and international connections help him keep his vow to complete every mission he takes on. His career takes a new turn when a woman asks for his help to rescue her father who is held captive in Pakistan. After his mission in the Middle East, Yugo moves on to cases in Japan, Hong Kong, Russia, and around the world.
Illustrator Shiro Amano confirmed on Twitter on Friday that his Kingdom Hearts manga series has ended. Amano said in the post, "It's a little sad but, the Kingdom Hearts manga has finished, so I probably won't be posting any related Tweets anymore."
Amano completed the serialization of his Kingdom Hearts II manga in May.
Chibi Maruko-chan Kimi wo Wasurenai yo Mangaka: Momoko Sakura Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Ribon End Date: December 1
The original manga inspired the Chibi Maruko-chan television anime that is consistently the #2 rated anime series after Sazae-san. The first anime series ran from 1990 to 1992, and the ongoing second series premiered in 1995. The 1,000th television anime episode aired in 2012, and the show now has more than 1,100 episodes.
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?) Mangaka: Nami Sano Publisher: Kadokawa Magazine: Harta End Date: December 14
The story follows the daily life of the "coolest" high school student, Sakamoto. As soon as he transfers to his new school, he attracts the attention of not just his class but the whole student body, and his jealous classmates' attempts to bully him repeatedly backfire and instead make Sakamoto look cooler.
Taka: I believe some countries have shut down their public transportation in addition to grounding flights internationally and closing their borders.
Mar 20, 2020 1:48:26 GMT
Taka: USA and Canada close their borders with each other. Strangely enough, USA and Mexico are still open.
Mar 20, 2020 1:48:57 GMT
Taka: As for anime business, I'll work on the Spring 2020 anime stuff this weekend. I will finish up the Winter 2020 banners. My apologies. I thought I will out of work due to the virus outbreak. I'm glad I'm still working at the pharmacy
Mar 20, 2020 2:08:00 GMT
Dream: Looks like California and New York are now enforcing all non-essential workers to stay home, except for necessary needs and all public gatherings are banned, at least in New York. New York's are in effect Sunday.
Mar 20, 2020 16:16:17 GMT
Dream: Far as essential workers go, the following are in the category to my knowledge: retail, pharmacies, warehouses, food suppliers, medical offices, transport, emergency personnel, banks, media. May be some differences in what is considered essential...
Mar 20, 2020 17:27:04 GMT
Dream: ...dependent on state or localities. But basically, anything that is a major need for everyday living is considered essential.
Mar 20, 2020 17:28:01 GMT
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT