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Prince of Tennis Ending
Kaioh writes:
According to issue 41 of Shounen Jump (Japanese version), Prince of Tennis will end serialization in issue 52 of Shounen Jump, after eight years of publication.
Posted by lambchopsil on September 12th 5:53pm Comments ( 24 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Viz Responds to Letter from Scanlation Group, Serialization Updates, and More
Scanlation News

Viz to "Collaborate" with Scanlation Group? According to this post, Viz has replied to a letter sent by Freelance-Manga regarding improvements on Viz's Inuyasha graphic novel. According to the response, one of Viz's supervising editor will be examining Freelance-Manga's IY scanlations to see if there is learn anything that will help improve Viz's handling of the manga.

NCIS/Lurk Conflict? (Updated): The blog Tiamat's Anime and Manga Reviews has written an article on groups that place restrictions on their releases, and mentions a recent conflict between Lurk and NCIS. However, according to NCIS, there was no conflict whatsoever between NCIS and Lurk (as opposed to what we previously reported)

Japan News

Serialization Updates:

Evening No.20 (9/25)
- "ADAMAS" by Ryouji Minagawa

Morning No.41 (9/13)
- "Inanna" by Reiko Okano

Young Animal No.11 (10/5)
- "Assistant Romance Keika" by Rosuke Nishikawa

New Japanese Copyright Portal Site Debuting in 2008: 17 of Japan's copyright holder groups have announced plans to create "a free Internet portal with a searchable database system of product details and copyright information for music, movies, television, music, literature, comics, anime, art/photo, and games next January."

Goodbye Toen Shobo: Toen Shobo, an adult manga publisher, recently closed business due to financial troubles.
Posted by Gum on September 11th 9:55pm Comments ( 9 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Japan Publication News, ICv2 Interviews Tokyopop
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 12:27am 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


- 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 5th 9:35pm 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.

Posted by Manick on September 3rd 3:36pm Comments ( 2 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
new webzine
We apologize to Comi Press for not giving credit to them for this news: View at this link:

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.
Posted by Manick on September 3rd 9:40am Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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