Vagabond Manga to Return from Hiatus

Takehiko Inoue, the popular mangaka, behind Slam Dunk and REAL, has been working on the epic ronin manga Vagabond for over a decade. Last year he put the manga on indefinite hiatus due to a decline in his health. After recieving results confirming that he was well enough to continue the manga, he did not return to working on the series, instead claiming the the manga will not return until his enth...

Top 20 Shonen Jump Manga People Gave Up On

Recently, a poll was held on popular Japanese website, Goo, that asked readers, which popular Shonen Jump manga did they stop reading before it’s natural conclusion. The results are surprising to say the least. 20. Eyeshield 21 19. Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar 18. Yu Yu Hakusho 17. Dr. Slump 16. Rurouni Kenshin 15. Fist of the North Star 14. Kinnikuman 13. City Hunter 12. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 11. Dragon...

Seishi Kishimoto launches new Manga in Shonen Rival

The often forgotten brother of more famous Masashi Kishimoto, Seishi has never truly made an impact in the manga world. His lack of popularity is largely due to fans considering him to be a mere copy of his brother Masashi. Oddly enough, Seishi has actually had more manga serialized than his older brother, however the only one that even leaft a blip on the radar was O-Parts Hunter, which was poorl...

Rising Star Games bringing Akai Katana Shin to Europe

In continuation of its partnership with CAVE, Rising Star Games has announced they will be exporting another CAVE title out of Japan, to Europe in 2012. Akai Katana Shin was originally available in arcades. This Xbox 360 version, scheduled for release in the first half of 2012, has been remastered for home consoles. The display ratio has been expanded to make full use of HD TV widescreen visuals, ...

Viz release Zelda Manga Boxset for 25th Anniversary

Viz Media have released a boxset collection of all 10 volumes of the Legend of Zelda manga, because they are not stupid. With the 25th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda being this year, Viz Media would’ve been foolish to not take advantage of the hype and cash-in on it with a nice boxset release of the manga series. The boxset which comprises all 10 volumes will retail at a price of $69.99 ...

Viz Media announces Boys-Love manga range

Viz Media, have officially announced that they will be taking the plunge into territory most thought they would never plunge to, that being the entire Yaoi/Boys-Love genre. Now while this may seem a little confusing for most who know about Viz Media, considering that their Shojo Beat line-up was rather stagnant in comparison to their far more popular Shonen Jump range. It seems that Viz Media will...

Akira Live-Action Movie Announced… Again.

For those of you playing along at home, this is probably the 20 millionth time that you have heard that Akira, the classic sci-fi anime masterpiece, will be adapted by a bunch of hollywood big-wigs into a live-action blockbuster. This time however, there may be more bite than bark behind this announcement. Warner Bros. have announced that they have officially green-lit the project, which will adap...

Yokai Watch Anime Trailer

Recently, Level-5 announced during their big conference that they will be releasing a new anime titled Yokai Watch. The anime as you can imagine will be focused around yokai and a watch of some kind. Level-5 will also be releasing both a game and manga based on the series. You can check out the spirited Yokai Watch trailer below, which features the scenes of the anime as well as a short clip of th...

Shonen Jump Magazine ending, new digital Shonen Jump Alpha beginning

Viz Media has made an incredibly controversial decision to end their print run of Shonen Jump magazine in April of 2012. The magazine which is itself a U.S. version of the massively popular japanese magazine of the same title, has run in the U.S. since 2002, meaning that it will have been a 10 year run next year. Some fans saw the writing on the walls, when Viz Media announced the magazine was goi...

Tokyopop lets fans down again…

That’s right, for those of you who were excited about the possibility of Tokyopop making a return from their unfortunate closure earlier this year and to continue releasing the Hetalia manga like they had mentioned several times on their facebook page, I have some bad news for you. Well it seems Tokyopop were just grasping at straws this entire time and actually weren’t even close at g...

Guilty Crown to get Manga Adaptation

The upcoming Guilty Crown anime series from Production I.G. which is set to premiere on the 13th of October, 2011, will be getting a manga adaptation which will be serialised by Square Enix in their Monthly Shonen Gangan Magazine. There is much hype surrounding Guilty Crown a lot of which is due to the very fact that legendary anime studio Production I.G. are the ones helming the project. They are...

Sailor Moon Manga Tops US Charts

The long-time cult classic series Sailor Moon created by Naoko Takeuchi in 1992, has nearly 20 years on seen one of the biggest revivals in manga history. After years of licensing disputes regarding the Sailor Moon franchise, Kodansha Comics have finally heard the calls of the masses and begun releasing the Sailor Moon manga, full translated into English. But that isn’t the most exciting par...

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