Manga ‘Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai’ Receives Surprise Sequel Chapter

Manga ‘Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai’ Receives Surprise Sequel Chapter

On May 1, fifteen months after Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai finished serialization, Nobuyuki Fukumoto published a sequel chapter to the long-running manga in the June issue of Kindai Mahjong magazine. Titled Yami Ma no Mamiya, it picks up 20 years after (Note: Highlight text to read spoiler) the death of Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai protagonist Shigeru Akagi. It’s unclear if and when the sequel will receive a full serialization, though the chapter hints at more information to come. Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai, also…

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4-Koma Manga ‘Sketchbook’ Ends

4-Koma Manga ‘Sketchbook’ Ends

Mag Garden’s MAGCOMI June issue announced that Totan Kobako‘s 4-koma slice of life manga Sketchbook will end in the magazine’s July issue, which will ship on June 5. Kobako began publishing Sketchbook in the now-defunct Comic Blade in February 2002 before transferring to MAGCOMI in 2014. Mag Garden published the 13th volume on July 10 of last year. A 13-chapter sidestory subtitled Shucchouban was released as one volume in October 2006. A 13-episode TV anime by Hal Film Maker aired in Fall 2007 and adapted some material from Shucchouban. Nozomi Entertainment…

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‘Yagate Kimi ni Naru’ Manga Ends

‘Yagate Kimi ni Naru’ Manga Ends

In the seventh volume of Nio Nakatani‘s shoujo ai manga Yagate Kimi ni Naru(Bloom Into You), which went on sale on April 26, it was announced that the series will end in the eighth volume that will be printed in November. Nakatani published Yagate Kimi ni Naru in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Daioh in April 2015. The manga was adapted into a 13-episode TV anime series that was directed by Makoto Katou (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru) at studio TROYCA. The series aired in Fall…

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Winners of 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Announced

Winners of 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Announced

The winners of the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize have been announced. 11 nominees were chosen from volumes published last year with votes and recommendations from bookstore staff and manga officials. The presentation ceremony will be held on June 6 at Hamarikyuu Asahi Small Hall at Tsukiji, Tokyo. Grand Prize: Sono Onna, Jitterbug (Shinobu Arima)New Work Prize: Areyo Hoshikuzu (Sansuke Yamada)Short Work Prize: Seiri-chan (Ken Koyama)Special Prize: Takao Saitou (For his contributions to manga culture. His manga Golgo 13 reached 50 years of serialization) Instituted in 1997,…

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