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Apr. 14, 2014 13:001

Manga Magazines Continue to Go Digital - Ebook Version of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine Releases on Same Day as Print Version

Manga Magazines Continue to Go Digital - Ebook Version of *Bessatsu Shonen Magazine* Releases on Same Day as Print Version

On April 9, a digital version of Kodansha’s popular monthly manga magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine began.

Apr. 6, 2014 01:002

Akira Toriyama’s Newest Work Jaco the Galactic Patrolman Releases on April 4, Goku’s Mother Introduced for the First Time

Akira Toriyama’s Newest Work *Jaco the Galactic Patrolman* Releases on April 4, Goku’s Mother Introduced for the First Time

The tankōbon version of Akira Toriyama’s newest manga Jaco the Galactic Patrolman was released by Jump Comics on April 4.

Apr. 5, 2014 07:004

Roman Album: Samurai Champloo Only Fanbook to Be Republished in Celebration of the Series’ 10th Anniversary

*Roman Album: Samurai Champloo* Only Fanbook to Be Republished in Celebration of the Series’ 10th Anniversary

Visual Book Roman Album: Samurai Champloo, a fanbook to the series Samurai Champloo which broadcast in 2004, will be republished.

Apr. 2, 2014 19:002

The Bride’s Stories Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

Mar. 28, 2014 00:237

Major Department Store in Japan Releases Original Manga Nija & Jani

Major Department Store in Japan Releases Original Manga *Nija & Jani*

Daimaru Matsuzakaya, a major department store in Japan, has released on a special site its original manga Nija & Jani.

Mar. 20, 2014 13:005

Captain Tsubasa and J. League Collaborate - “Razor Shoot” Recreated by Pro Athletes

*Captain Tsubasa* and J. League Collaborate - “Razor Shoot” Recreated by Pro Athletes

Yōichi Takahashi’s manga Captain Tsubasa is collaborating with Japan’s pro soccer league, J. League.

Mar. 16, 2014 01:002

Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3) and Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books: Senjougahara Hitagi to Be Published April 3

*Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3)* and *Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books: Senjougahara Hitagi* to Be Published April 3

It has been decided that the latest works in Nisio Isin’s Monogatari series, Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3) and Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books Vol. 5: Senjougahara Hitagi, will both be released on April 3.

Feb. 25, 2014 01:003

Serialization of Sayaka Suwa’s Manga Suteki na Kami-sama Begins in sKILLupper

Serialization of Sayaka Suwa’s Manga *Suteki na Kami-sama* Begins in sKILLupper

A manga by Sayaka Suwa, a widely active illustrator who has created frontispieces for novels and held exhibitions at Shibuya Parco, has begun serialization in sKILLupper.

Feb. 24, 2014 01:004

The Daughter of Evil - Act 1 - Popular Vocaloid Novel Series with Over 1 Million Copies in Print Becomes a Manga

*The Daughter of Evil - Act 1* - Popular Vocaloid Novel Series with Over 1 Million Copies in Print Becomes a Manga

Vocaloid, which was raised up within the music culture, is spreading into yet another area.

Feb. 22, 2014 07:002

Interview with Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Author Yasuo Ohtagaki [3/3]

Interview with *Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt* Author Yasuo Ohtagaki [3/3]

"I wanted to go and do away with some of what was standard in the anime."

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