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Viz Media

Rejoice: Viz reveals their plans for Anime Expo '14


Sailor Moon fans are in for some good news
Jun 18
It was a glorious day when Viz Media announced that they licensed Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Now Viz’s planning an event for Anime Expo 2014 that’ll please Sailor Moon, Gargantia's fans. During the ... read
THE FLOOR IS LAVA
Now THIS is a final boss fight. And if we're all lucky? It really is the FINAL boss fight. read feature

The B*tch is Back
And now we move into the endgame. Wait. Didn't I just say that? I did! Well, this is getting us off to a good start, isn't it? read feature

One Piece

One Piece crosses 310M volumes sold


Oda celebrates with tonsil surgury
May 29
BREAKING NEWS: One Piece is pretty damn popular. Well, that might not be so breaking. It's been at the top of the shonen game for years, and now we have some numbers to back that up. With the 74th (!) volume selling four mil... read
Just as Keikaku
And here we are: At the endgame. In the words of an Xbox marketing campaign, it's time for Naruto to finish the fight. Of course, I've said that about seven times by now, but really, more than ever, it looks like the final battle against this most final of bosses has entered its final phase. read feature

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball Z's Androids names revealed


These names rock. Or they're gems, I can't tell
May 06
Did you ever feel like you didn't know enough about the young, hip Androids 17 & 18 from Dragon Ball Z? Well, thanks to Akira Toriyama answering questions in a Q&A column, we finally know the names of our favorite and... read
Bestsellers

The Bestsellers: Thermae Romae heats up Japan


The top charts for the week of May 3rd
May 03
Japan's love affair with bath houses proves to dominate once again, as Thermae Romae II takes second place in the Japanese box office, behind Disney powerhouse Frozen. The first Thermae Romae movie did incredibly we... read
Manga

Here are the 20 most popular manga


Confirmed: Pirates beat assassins
May 02
Last week on a post about the Attack on Titan manga reaching 30 million volumes sold, I wondered what the numbers were for other popular series. Several days later, Mangazenken posts which are the top 20 manga series based on... read
Pincer attack!
Welcome to Shonen Showdown, the battlin' anime and manga recap that's graduated from Ninja Academy, and is now cleared to use proper dates in its titles! Check out that fully spelled-out glory! In honor of our new author... read feature

Manga

Watch Kaoru Mori draw a character better than you ever will


All of it by hand, no less
Apr 26
With a number of comics now produced by digital mediums, it's always nice to see when people work by hand. Kaoru Mori, creator of Emma and A Bride's Story, details the entire process in a six-video series. The first one, abo... read
Bestsellers

The Bestsellers: KPP's new single rocks Japan


The top charts for the week of April 26th
Apr 26
Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week. I think it's no surprise that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back at the top of t... read
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan sells over 30 million volumes of manga


That's a lot of dead villagers
Apr 25
According to the Oricon sales charts, the Attack on Titan manga series surpassed 30 million copies sold this last week. This comes right after the release of the series' 13th volume, which itself sold over a million copies. T... read
Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo to start granting wishes this summer


Your wish is my command!
Apr 24
For the last couple of months I've been enjoying the sports series Yowapeda. It's a solid mix of drama, sports action and comedy (though it's no Kuroko's Basketball). What I didn't know though is that the author of the origin... read
Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter manga to resume


...again!
Apr 22
You know, I had a feeling we'd be getting this announcement soon, seeing as the Hunter x Hunter anime is creeping closer and closer to the final complete arc from the manga. If you're not clued up on what's been going on for ... read
Moe Moe Kyuu~n
Welcome to another weekly installment of Shonen Showdown, your everyday look at the latest in battle shows. This week we're catching up on the status of our favorite anime memes, and it appears that the evergreen "Moe Moe Kyu... read feature

Bestsellers

The Bestsellers: Naruto still can't be stopped


The top charts for the week of April 18th
Apr 18
Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week. This week's manga charts prove that Naruto is still one of the most pop... read
Fanart

East meets West in manga comic tribute


Collection of Western-style manga images pays homage
Apr 16
Comic Book Resources has a weekly column where a stable of artists draw fan requests, compiled by theme. A recent post collected western redesigns of anime and manga characters -- something distinctly up our alley. The image ... read
Dark Horse

Oldboy manga hits Dark Horse Digital


Pick up digital bundles to see where the hit film came from
Apr 15
If you've been in the mood to dig into some high quality manga lately, why not give Oldboy a shot? The manga that inspired the fan-favorite movie has been out for years, but not always in ready stock. Now Dark Horse has ... read
A reasonable precaution
When we last left our favorite humanoid Japanator android, she had acquired a DVD copy of the anime masterpiece Bible Black. After looking up the show in her extensive, internal anime database, she is faced with a difficult decision. read feature

Got chakra for days
Alright everyone, it's time for Shonen Showdown, the weekly fighting manga and anime recap that gets it, OK, we know about the whole duality thing in Naruto's themes. Gaawhhhd.  Anyway, we've got it all for you this fine... read feature

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins manga gets an anime series


No news on when it'll be out yet!
Apr 12
Nanatsu no Taizai, or better known as The Seven Deadly Sins, is a manga by Nakaba Suzuki. It's about a princess who discovers the truth about her king guards, and is forced to run away. She is trying to find the sins to help ... read
The World God Only Knows

The World God Only Knows manga is ending soon


Sooner than you might think, unfortunately
Apr 12
Sorry folks, but I'm about to make your Saturday a little miserable. We've known for a while that The World God Only Knows was due to end on its 26th volume, but we now have a date. We'll be saying goodbye to Keima, Elsie, Ha... read
Manga

Yes, there is a Steve Jobs manga


Wait.. what?
Apr 12
Just when you thought manga couldn't get weirder, it did. A comic about Steve Jobs? Yup, that's right folks. An entire comic dedicated to Jobs and how Apple came to be. It may not be a huge hit world wide, but the students at... read
Gundam: The Origin supplants Attack on Titan
Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week. This week, Mobile Suit Gundam proves just how dominant of a force ... read feature

Wolf Girl & Black Prince

Wolf Girl & Black Prince manga series is becoming an anime and I want in


Sadistic dudes? Yes please
Apr 08
The latest issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret is about to announce an anime edition of Ayuko Hatta's Wolf Girl & Black Prince, and I'm extremely interested. You guys remember Hot Gimmick, right? This sounds so totally ... read
Conveniently censored
Happy Monday, folks! It's time to get focused on fighting off the banality of the week with Shonen Showdown, the weekly recap that's using the title bar to conveniently censor the werewolf above! Don't look! It's a....comprom... read feature

Flowers of Evil

Flowers of Evil manga ending in June


Check out the manga even if you hated the series!
Apr 05
Remember how much fun I had with Flowers of Evil? I also am a fan of the manga, which does a much better job of delving into the events of the anime series further, especially given the complex nature of the relationship betw... read
TokyoPop

TokyoPop founder Stu Levy does AMA on Reddit


Read about how a former industry titan toppled
Apr 05
Buried in the midst of Reddit's Ask Me Anything section, TokyoPop founder Stu Levy popped in for two hours to answer questions from fans about the company, the industry, and manga in general. One of the more interesting quest... read
The Bestsellers

The Bestsellers List: Top music, movies, and manga for April 4


Attack on Titan and Frozen to dominate charts forever
Apr 04
Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week. With all of Kodansha's Attack on Titan side titles out right now, the s... read
Advice ninjas!
Welcome to the latest edition of your weekly fight-show roundup, Shonen Showdown! And now it's time for your daily Mad Ninja Skillz™ Top Tip: You can't expect to intimidate anyone when you select the "Nervous Teddy Bea... read feature

Tezuka

Hidden batch of risque Tezuka art released by his daughter


Drawings include a sexy mouse lady, snake transformation, and more.
Mar 29
Want to take a walk on the weird side? Osamu Tezuka, the god of manga, drew a lot of risque and taboo things in his lifetime. He tackled a variety of subjects (sexuality, politics, etc) that at the time pushed the boundaries ... read

Welcome to The Bestsellers List, where we highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week. Here's a shocking development: Attack on Titan title tops the best... read feature







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