Former Attack on Titan Editor Arrested as Suspect in Wife’s Murder

Jung-hyun Park, the first editor to have helped with the popular Attack on Titan manga series, has been arrested in suspicion of murdering his wife. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department have charged him with homicide after the assistant editor-in-chief of Kodansha’s magazine continued to change his story about how he found his deceased wife. According to NHK News, the husband called for emer...

Japanese Film Festival to Show ‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’ in Sydney and Melbourne

The latest entry into the Ghost in the Shell anime series, Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, will be screened at the Japanese Film Festival in Sydney and Melbourne next month. Tickets can be purchased from the links found on the official Japanese Film Festival webpage here. The official webpage provided a brief description of the film: “Set after the events of Ghost in the Shell: Arise, the...

Mushishi Live Stage Read Coming To Tokyo Next Year

This year has seen the return of the fantasy series Mushishi, so far fans of the anime have been treated with a special OVA and 2 seasons of Mushishi Zoku Shou, the latter of which is currently airing in this anime season. Now fans in Japan will get to experience Mushishi in a whole new medium as it takes the stage in Tokyo next year. The event isn’t going to be a theatrical play adaptation,...

Drops Of God Mangakas Start New Series

After spending the past decade trying to find and identify the perfect wine it seems that mangakas Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto are now working on ways to steal the divine drink, their new series Kaito Levain or Phantom Thief Levain is set to be published in the next issue of Kodanshas Morning Magazine. Similar to their previous work The Drops of God, the new series revolves around a legendary bott...

Psychometrer Put On Hiatus With Spinoff Announced

The mystery action sequel Psychometrer will be going on hiatus in Kodansha‘s Young Magazine. The sequel to the shonen manga Psychometrer Eji will make an announcement in this year’s 38th issue of the magazine with no specific date on when both of the magakas will return with the series. The manga series revolves around high school delinquent Asuma Eji who uses his psychometric powers to help...

Final Pages Turn For Bakuto And Kyou No Kira-Kun Manga

Two manga series that began publication back in 2011 will be printing their last chapters in this month and the next. Koji Shinasakas’ Gambling manga Bakuto had its final chapter released today in this year’s 15th issue of Young Champion magazine and Kodanshas’ Bessatsu Friend magazine will end the series Kyou no Kira-kun (Today’s Kira-kun), created by Rin Mikimoto, in next month’s iss...

“Attack On Titan” Manga Omnibus Editions Announced

Kodansha USA, the North American manga publishers most famous for series’ like “Air Gear” and “Sailor Moon”, announced yesterday that they will be re-releasing the extremely popular “Attack On Titan” manga but with a colossal change. The publisher has plans to release omnibus editions of the manga which will be titled; “Attack On Titan: Colossal Edit...

Fairy Tail author starting new manga, doing both simultaneously

Hiro Mashima the popular mangaka behind the shonen manga Fairy Tail has announced via his Twitter page that he will be launching a brand new manga series in a different magazine to Fairy Tail. The new series will run simultaneously alongside Fairy Tail. Mashima claims that he will continue to serialize both Fairy Tail and his new manga weekly, as long as his ‘stamina holds up’. No exac...

Kakei no Alice Manga Set to Launch in January

Manga creator Kaori Yuki’s newest project, entitled Kakei no Alice, is set to launch in the March issue of Kodansha‘s ARIA magazine. That being said, the issue itself will actually be released by the manga provider on January 28th, so not too long of a wait. The manga focuses on a high school girl named Stella, who was born into the wealthy Kuonji family. Each month, the family holds a...

Crunchyroll announces Digital Manga platform

Crunchyroll have just made a major announcement regarding the future of their service. For years now, they have been known as the premier location for legal anime streaming, now they plan to take a major step forward for manga with the introduction of ‘Crunchyroll Manga‘. The new ‘Crunchyroll Manga’ service will provide users of the site with legal manga reading, starting f...

Kodansha USA To Speed Up Attack On Titan Manga Releases

Here’s some great news for all you Attack on Titan fans out there! This Saturday at the Anime Expo Kodansha Comics USA announced that in August they will be speeding up the release schedule for Hajime Isayama’s extremely popular action/horror manga Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). The series’ manga will now be released in the same way a great deal of other manga titles are r...

Kodansha USA will not rescue any more Del Rey titles

Kodansha USA have now confirmed through their official Tumblr page what many had speculated for quite some time now, they will no longer be rescuing any more Del Rey manga titles. Kodansha USA took over publishing under Random House’s manga inprint replacing Del Rey in 2010. After the take over, Kodansha USA rescued popular Del Rey titles such as Air Gear, Fairy Tail, Genshiken, Negima, Phoe...

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