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Japan News

Comic Yoshimoto to Cease Publication: A few months after its debut (in June), comedy magazine Comic Yoshimoto will cease publication on 9/18.

JoJo Creator Draws Cover for Science Journal: Hirohiko Araki, mangaka of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, drew the cover for a American science journal called Cell (volume 130, issue 5). The cover can be seen here. When the news was announced on Friday, Cell's website crashed after experiencing a surge in visitors.

Serialization News: Yorukishi Monogatari (Night Knight Story) will become a web serialization.

New BL Magazine from MediaWork: MediaWorks has announced a new BL magazine titled CLaCLa (will be released in October).

U.S. News

Tokyopop Interviewed: ICv2 interviews Tokyopop's publisher Mike Kiley about the manga market.
Posted by Gum on September 8th 4:27am Comments ( 1 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Shueisha Updates Jump Square Lineup
lambchopsil edit: And just to introduce him, Gum is our new "News Administrator" and will be adding a lot more interesting tidbits of info from the Japanese world of manga~

Shueisha has updated the manga lineup of its upcoming shounen magazine Jump Square, the current lineup is as follows:

From Monthly Shonen Jump

- Claymore by Norihiro Yagi
- Gag Manga Biyori by Kousuke Masuda
- Rosario + Vampire by Akihisa Ikeda
- Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) by Hiroyuki Asada

From JUMP the REVOLUTION

- Embalming - The Another Tale of Frankenstein by Nobuhiro Watsuki

New Manga

- 3-Z Class's Ginpachi-sensei by Hideaki Sorachi & Oosaki Tomohito
- DRAGONAUT -THE RESONANCE- by Satoshi Kinoshita
- Kure-nai by Katayama Kentaro & Yamamoto Yamato
- Luck Stealer by Hajime Kazu
- Paraman no Jounetsu teki na Hibi by Fujiko Fujio (A)
- Sekai no Choushin de Taiyou ni Hoeru by Ponse Maeda
- Tales of Innocence by Hiroyuki Kaidou
- TISTA by Tatsuya Endou
- Tsumikabatsu by Mikami Honemaru

Unamed manga & one-shots

- A new manga by Masanori Katakura
- A one-shot by Yoko Kamio (Hana Yori Dango)
- A one-shot by Masanori Morita & Takeshi Obata
Posted by Gum on September 6th 1:35am Comments ( 6 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Naruto Manga Volume Releases
wellzy4eva writes: Manga Licenced distributer Viz has officially announced they are picking up the pace with distribution of Naruto manga in America.

commencing from September 4th, volumes 16-18 of Naruto will be released, with a following three new mangas released each month for four months.

With Naruto now up to Volume 39 in Japan, and the next volume pending soon, this is a chance for Americans (Other nations to follow) to boost their collections.

Source: http://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/08/31/224458.php
Posted by Manick on September 3rd 7:36pm Comments ( 2 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
new webzine
We apologize to Comi Press for not giving credit to them for this news: View at this link:
http://comipress.com/news/2007/08/31/2574

wellzy4eva writes: Japanese doujinshi shop Toranoana has launched a new webzine called Comic Holic (ComiHoli). Manga from this web manga magazine will be published in tankoubon form by Fox Shuppan under the Fox Comics imprint.

http://www.toranoana.jp/webcomic/holic/
Posted by Manick on September 3rd 1:40pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Hunter x Hunter to Resume Serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 45
We apologize to Comi Press for not giving credit to them for this news: View at this link:
http://comipress.com/news/2007/08/30/2564

wellzy4eva writes: An announcement was made in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (No. 40) that Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter will resume serialization in Shonen Jump No. 45 (on sale October 6th).

Hunter x Hunter went on hiatus in early 2006. In early July, fans petitioned for the return of HxH through a special service website called Letters to the Chairman. In early August, a source from 2ch leaked the news that HxH will be returning "sometime in October."

Also announced in Jump 40 is that volume 24 of Hunter x Hunter will be released on 10/4.
Posted by Manick on September 3rd 1:40pm Comments ( 6 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Manga-Updates Frappr
We created a Manga-Updates frappr.
For those who don't know what a frappr is:
"Frappr! Maps are like a triple mash-up of an online guest book, a hit log and a map -- three services that, combined, create a fun and visually appealing environment that will keep Web site visitors coming back for more.. "

http://www.frappr.com/mangaupdates

Additions will still require approval because wee don't wish to see any inappropriate language and images. Gotta worry bout the liluns. We'll try to check frequently. At least at first. Please be patient and we'll get to it as soon as time allows. Enjoy.

p.s. Please add a name/nick. Anonymous will not get approved. Images are optional though.
Posted by mellowmut on September 1st 8:04pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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