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Memoirs of Amorous Gents

Animator Expo's 23rd short adapts another Moyoco Anno manga


Gentlemen can be perverts too
May 23
We're getting close to the Japan Animator Expo project's final stretch, and the latest piece ends up being another adaptation (slightly NSFW) of a manga by Moyoco Anno. Just like the previous piece that adapted her work, "Mem... read
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Crunchyroll manga

Crunchyroll adds PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! original comic


Original manga to debut in end of May
May 21
Crunchyroll has announced the latest offering from their “Crunchyroll Originals” manga/comic line with PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!, an all-new, full color digital webco... read
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SCANDAL

SCANDAL manga recommendations


Even rockstars like manga
May 21
J Rock Girl Group SCANDAL have just finished performing in Mexico with their next stop being on the other side of the world, Hong Kong. But despite this busy lifestyle they still have time for Japanator's favourite literature... read
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Bakuman

Live action screens from Bakuman movie


Manga on the big screen
May 18
Movies based off anime/manga have faired much better than their geeky partner video games. The Death Note movie may have faltered a little due to the massive change in story but all the characters looked great and i... read
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Your Lie in April

Feel emotions again with Your Lie in April OVA


Get Rekt, Emotions. AGAIN
May 15
I know many of you are still trying to get over the ending Your Lie in April and the wound still fresh in your hearts, why don't take a look at a more simpler time? News of a 23rd anime episode just hit and instead of an epil... read
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Attack on Avengers

Behold, the Attack on Titan and Marvel crossover nobody asked for


Titans Assemble?
May 12
I've been getting back into reading comic books of late, the fabled "ame-comi" from across the Pacific, and one fun part of American comic book culture is the practice of "Free Comic Book Day", when comic stores and publisher... read
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Himouto-Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan Anime Details Revealed


Coming July 2015
May 07
Gag manga Himouto! Umaru-chan is receiving an anime adaptation set to air during the Summer 2015 season.  The series, produced by by Sankaku Head centers around a high school girl named Umaru and her older brot... read
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One Punch Man

Studio MADHOUSE winds up for One Punch Man anime


Fingers crossed!
Mar 21
[Update: Check out a hot cam promo for the show below, straight from the AnimeJapan 2015 show floor!] I must say that as hyped-up as I am about the prospect of a hot new anime adaptation of One Punch Man, the skeptic in ... read
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Araki Hirohiko

Learn the secrets of the trade with Jojo author


Joestar's Secret Manga Technique!
Mar 17
From years of watching high school slice-of-life anime, there should always be a friend wanting to get into the manga/anime industry. Usually they would be the megane character; if it's a female she may be shy about... read
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Viz Media

Start off your Spring Break with Viz's upcoming digital manga titles


March is about to get crazy
Mar 04
I may be more of a fan of reading things physically than digitally, but Viz's March digital manga roster contains some interesting titles, since they resurrected a few Tokyopop titles. On top of that, Tokyo Ghoul and Spell of... read
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My Hero Academia

Rejoice: My Hero Academia to be released physically


It's time for us to don our capes and cowls
Feb 22
I don't know about you, but it seems that Viz Media is in a super good mood this week. Aside from their unexpected acquisition of the 2011 Ultraman manga, the company has plans to release My Hero Academia, the latest manga by... read
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Ultraman

Licensing GET: Viz grabs the 2011 Ultraman manga


It's time to witness Viz's special transformation!
Feb 19
It looks like Viz Media's tapping into their toku side, as they've licensed the Ultraman manga that's written and drawn by Linebarrels of Iron's Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Honestly, I'm still very surprised ... read
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Gundam: The Origin

Watch 7 minutes of the Red Comet in Gundam: The Origin


Watch the veritable Red Comet in action!
Feb 17
Fans of the Red Comet, rejoice! We finally get to see Char Aznable in action in this new trailer for the upcoming first part of the OVA adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The trailer features Char Aznable laying wa... read
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Urasawa

Naoki Urasawa joins the 21st Century and gets a Twitter account


Wrong century?
Feb 17
Acclaimed mangaka and all around cool dude, Naoki Urasawa has finally made a Twitter account! The news might not be all that exciting for everyone, but being that he's pretty much my favorite, it's huge news for me! The man i... read
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Golgo 13

Golgo 13 is officially Too Old For This Sh*t


The OG hitman retires soon
Feb 09
Indeed, like a certain police officer, the legendary assassin Golgo 13 is just a few weeks from retirement...literally! After nearly forty-seven years in serialization, the longest-running currently published manga is set to ... read
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Twin Tail Day

Twin Tails day is upon us again and let us celebrate!


Twin Tail Day is Best Holiday
Feb 02
Today is February 2nd in Japan, which is the officially designated day to celebrate the iconic hairstyle: The Twin Tails. The day "2-2" was chosen because of how the 2's look like two bunches of hair on both sides much like t... read
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One Punch Man

It takes just one man to make a One Punch Man anime


Well, a prototype of one, anyway
Feb 02
If there's anything I've learned over the years of writing about the things I enjoy, it's that making those things - in this case, anime - is very hard work, often done by large numbers of very talented people. That makes th... read
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A Long Time Coming
While it's been at least six weeks since the last time we checked in with Bleach, various publishing breaks and delays have given us just four-odd chapters to work with, and given the pace Bleach tends to move at, it fee... read feature

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Crunchyroll

Level Up: Crunchyroll's Premium Members now have unlimited manga access


Magma for Everyone!
Jan 18
I may be late to the party again, but I thought that it was worth noting that Crunchyroll has granted their Premium Members the ability to access their magma... um, I mean manga library. In other words, the anime subscribers ... read
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Yen Press

Licensing GET: Yen Press grabs Durarara!! light novels and more


It's time to rejoice to the max!
Jan 10
Alright, people! I might need someone to wake me up from my eternal slumber, because Yen Press' latest announcement is too freaking good to be true. In other words, the company has licensed the original Durarara!! light novel... read
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Spider-Man

Japanese Spider-Man always saves the day!


Best Spider-Man ever
Jan 09
All us normal everyday folks know to call their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man when they get into a jam, but what happens when Spider-Man gets into a jam? If Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott is to be believed, ... read
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Finder

Digital Manga Inc. forms a Kickstarter to restock Finder


It looks like DMI is trying something new
Jan 09
It looks like Digital Manga Inc. has made an interesting move recently. Instead of starting a Kickstarter to fund a license a manga series, the company is starting a campaign to restock Finder's first six volumes. While ... read
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Prophecy

Prophecy unveils a creepy new live-action trailer


Creepy!
Dec 22
The uber popular manga Prophecy, written by Testuya Tsutsui is getting an adaptation on the big screen in Japan. The tale of unfulfilled justice and judgment makes its debut in theaters on June 6th, adding to the already solid summer movie line-up. I hope the film can give the slow burning crime thriller a bit of justice, as the shots look pretty good so far! read
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J-Stars Victory VS+

Shonen Jump J-Stars Victory VS+ answers all the big questions


Everyone comes out to party
Dec 22
The biggest question of them all being "When the hell is Bandai Namco releasing Jump Stars Victory VS?" in English. The answer to that is "Next summer, on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and all under the somehow even more nonsensica... read
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Doesn't matter if you're black or white
Longtime readers of Bleach will note that this "final" arc of the series - scare quotes here because you can never trust a Jump manga to end on time - has featured a number of breaks from author Tite Kubo's established p... read feature

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Fragments of Horror

Licensing GET: Viz obtains Fragments of Horror


Summer is about to get spooky
Dec 04
Christmas may be around the corner, but isn't stopping Viz Media from making a scary announcement. In regard to this news, the company has announced that they've licensed Junji Ito's (Uzumaki, Gyo) Fragments of Horror ma... read
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Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom takes attendance on Viz Manga


Can you kill Koro-sensei?
Dec 04
Whenever I take informal polls as to which manga I should start covering in the wake of Naruto's closure, one of the most common recommendations I get - besides One Piece, of course - is Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom... read
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Ludwig B

Digital Manga starts a Kickstarter to translate Ludwig B


Another Tezuka tale enters Kickstarter
Nov 26
Digital Manga Inc. is ready to do another Kickstarter to bring Tezuka's stories to the West. This time around, they're focusing on translating Ludwig B, a manga about Beethoven's childhood. Since the manga is only two volume... read
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Talk To The Buddhist Palm
It's the moment you've been waiting for, Bleach fans. It's all come to this...a big fight between two senior citizens, an epic battle of who has the most magnificent facial hair and the saltiest opinions about kids today. Which grandpa will win? read feature

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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan's live-action cast posters look real badass


Colossal cosplay
Nov 19
I'll readily confess that I haven't paid much attention to Attack on Titan since the anime finished its run last year, but now that the live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's blockbuster manga is further along, I'm b... read
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One Piece

Watch One Piece's creator doodle, and get advice from Zoro


Oda takes on the internet
Nov 12
If you've got a property as popular as One Piece floating around, it's a good idea to give it a place to weigh anchor in the unfriendly seas of the internet. I'm sure that's what Eiichiro Oda and company were thinking wh... read
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Wings n' things
When last we checked in with Bleach, Quincy big boss and mutton chop aficionado Ywach had pulled a real jerk move by regifting a whole buttload of power from his Sternritter on the ground. The intended destination of this "take from the poor, give to the rich" approach to group dynamics was clear enough, and in this chapter, we deal with the repercussions.  read feature







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