New Pokemon manga will run in Shonen Sunday

16 01 2011

A new Pokemon manga series will run in Shonen Sunday, according to Jisedai World Hobby Fair 2011 posters and ads.

The series had previously run in Corocoro magazine, an anthology aimed at younger audiences. The move is aimed at garnering an older audience for the series.

Corocoro is one of the few magazine anthologies to buck the recent slump in manga sales. The move is presumably to help boost sales for Shonen Sunday, which sold 678,917 copies in 2010. Corocoro sold 950,834.

No title for the series has been announced.

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Check it — Club Sunday

14 12 2010

Club Sunday is an online manga site from the magazine from Japanese publisher Shogakukan. This month the site posted the first chapter of Raiden 18, a series created by Full Metal Alchemist manga-ka Hiromu Arakawa.

The series is about Dr. Tachiba, a woman who creates her own monster under the influence of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The first chapter ran in Sunday GX in 2005, and the second later that year. The third chapter will run in Sunday GX this year.

In all, the site features four other series to read as well.

Check it out here: (Club Sunday).





New Suzumiya Haruhi trailer streamed

10 12 2010

Bandai Namco Games began streaming Thursday a teaser promo video for an upcoming Suzumiya Haruhi PS3 game.

Called The Reminiscence of Suzumiya Haruhi, the game will take place after the 2010 Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi movie, and the film’s production committee oversaw the game’s story.

Players take on the role of Kyon, who returns to the Kita High School Festival in a world where the S.O.S. Brigade does not exist.

The game is due out March 24. A PSP version is also planned.

Also, rumor has it the Haruhi movie will release in Japan Dec. 18. The closest confirmation of this is a listing on CD Japan’s website: (The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi)

Amazon Japan also lists the street date as Dec. 18. Check it out here: (The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi).

Check out the teaser below: Read the rest of this entry »





Kodansha, Shueisha to join J-Comi website

7 12 2010

Kodansha and Shueisha plan to collaborate with Ken Akamatsu’s J-Comi online manga website, Akimatsu reported Monday on his site.

The company plans for a second beta test before the end of the year. Shueisha will make available a 2007 unnamed Shonen Jum Series and a seinen series Kootsuu Jiko Kanteinin Tamaki Rinshirou by Kengo kagi, and Kodansha will bring a one-shot Shojo manga from Mayu Shinjo.

As of Tuesday, the site has had nearly 2 million downloads.

The full site will launch on Jan. 10, 2011. Akamatsu said in a press conference Monday that he feels free distribution of manga paid for by advertising is the only way to combat illegal distribution.





New Soul Eater Manga series coming

7 12 2010

Starting next year, there will be two Soul Eater manga series.

A spin-off series by Soul Eater creator Atsushi Ookubo will be heading a new series, Soul Eater Not! to run alongside the original series in Young Gan Gan magazine.

Form J Geeks Review of the manga:

Soul Eater is about kids working on becoming the shinigami and their weapons. They work in pairs, with one kid that transforms into a weapon and a human that wields that weapon.

The reapers in training must collect 99 evil souls and one witch’s soul to turn the weapon half of the team into a death scythe. But if something goes wrong, the pair will have to start over from the beginning.

The new series is expected to begin Jan. 12 of next year.





Check it! Disgaea opening sequence

5 12 2010

The opening sequence for the upcoming Makai Senki Disgaea 4 has been released on the game’s official website.

The Playstation 3 game is slated for a February release in Japan. The roleplaying game centers on Valbatoze, a former tyrant now a Netherworld prison warden, who vows to take over the corrupt Netherworld and rule once again. He’s joined by his loyal servant Fenrich and a high school girl Fuuka, who died for unknown reasons.

This time around, politics will play a central role in this fourth addition to the unorthodox strategy rpg series.

Check out the video below: Read the rest of this entry »





Spice and Wolf 16th novel will be last

4 12 2010

The 16th volume of light novel series Spice and Wolf will be the last in the series, according to Temple Knights website.

The unique medieval fantasy light novel series which focuses on economics and religion has spawned anime, manga and drama CD adaptations.

The Temple Knights website mentions there is still a possibility of Wolf and Spice short stories in the future.

The 16th novel will release on Feb. 10.