To Love Ru manga to end soon

26 08 2009

JG To Love RuThe 39th volume of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that the manga To Love Ru will be ending with it’s Aug. 31 issue.

The sci-fi harem-style comedy was a fan favorite, with an anime series that aired last year and and OVA series which bundled with the manga’s last three tankoubon releases. In addition to comedy, the series featured a light ecchi edge, though that element was clearly subservient to its comedy value.  

No word yet on what To Love Ru creators Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki will be working on next. 


Shonen Jump adds first manga chapters free online

4 08 2009

JG KagijinEver wanted to check out the first few chapters of your favorite manga series without the terribly time-consuming process of downloading them illegally (or, yeah, buying them)? Check out Weekly Shonen Jump’s official website (Here!), where they’ve posted the first chapters, including: One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, Gintama, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo, To Love-Ru -Trouble-, Sket Dance, Psyren, Nurarihyon no Mago, Toriko, Bakuman., Inumarudashi, Kuroko no Baske, Beelzebub, Medaka Box, Akaboshi, Anedoki, Kagijin, Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar, Wasshoi! Wajimani, D.Gray-man

Some of these, like Kagijin, are brand new whereas others are older. Kochira Koenmae, for example (that’s the nickname for that ridiculously long title) is the longest running serialized manga (others like Golgo 13 have been around longer but did not publish continually). 

And if you want manga in English (the above are in Japanese, on the Japanese site) then check out U.S. Shonen Jump’s site (Here!) to get a large selection of their serialized regulars (there seems to be a lot).