Manga News


Viking Manga Vinland Saga Put on Hiatus | Dec 22 2014

I am sorry to hear this, because I very much enjoy reading Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura. Vinland Saga Book 1 It’s a beautifully illustrated, historical Viking story involving fierce warriors and family legacies and brave women holding down the homefront. The series was being released in hardcover omnibus editions, each containing the equivalent of […]


Digital Manga Tezuka Ludwig B Kickstarter Not Expected to Succeed | Dec 22 2014

With three days to go (at the time of writing), Digital Manga’s Kickstarter to publish Ludwig B by Osamu Tezuka is not expected to succeed. Currently, it’s at about two-thirds of goal, 67%, having received less than $15,000 on a goal of $21,600. After the first two strong days, pledges never picked up. The company […]


Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Return Dates From Amazon | Dec 21 2014

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 14 This summer, Dark Horse announced that The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service manga series would be continuing. I’m glad to hear it, because I enjoy reading it, and we’d last seen a new volume with 13 at the end of 2012. Now, Amazon has listings for two related products: […]


Sgt. Frog Returns as Viz Digital Manga | Dec 19 2014

Sgt. Frog, a humor manga about a frog-looking alien residing with a “typical” Japanese family by Mine Yoshizaki, was originally published in the US by Tokyopop, which put out 21 volumes beginning in 2004. The alien was supposed to invade, but he’s incompetent, and soon, there’s a group of his friends, all hanging out in […]


How’s the Digital Manga Tezuka Kickstarter Doing? | Dec 10 2014

I was curious to know how the smaller, more affordable Kickstarter launched by Digital Manga at the end of last month to publish Ludwig B was doing, since they picked a rotten time of year to ask for money (although licensing needs and the desire to stay in people’s minds may have been factors in […]


Second Round of Shonen Jump Start Stories | Dec 08 2014

Earlier this year, I wrote about Jump Start, Viz’s program of debuting new series in Weekly Shonen Jump the same day they launch in Japan. Beyond the first three titles, which I wrote about at that link, the following series have appeared in English: The September 29 issue had the first (extended-length, it felt like) […]


Win the First Manga Dogs Book | Dec 08 2014

Manga Dogs Book 1 I enjoyed the humor of Manga Dogs, and I hope you will, too. To win a copy of the first volume in this contest, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite manga or comic about making comics or manga. A winner will be picked randomly from all entries on […]


Digital Manga Adds Exclusivity to Kickstarters | Dec 07 2014

This interview with Hikaru Sasahara, president of Digital Manga, the company struggling with how to publish more works by Osamu Tezuka after their massive Kickstarter failed, has some new information I found surprising and troubling. Near the end come these paragraphs: The failure of DMP’s ambitious Kickstarter does not mean the end of DMP’s Tezuka […]


Ito’s Fragments of Horror, Gyo Re-Release Coming Next Year From Viz Signature | Dec 07 2014

I’m not a big fan of horror comics, but I’ve been tempted by Junji Ito’s Uzumaki, because that surreal story of a town overtaken by spirals is less gory, more suspenseful and creepy. Uzumaki So I’m excited to hear that Viz will be bringing out a short story collection from Ito next summer. Fragments of […]


Win Christmas-Themed Manga Series | Dec 06 2014

Sweet Rein Book 1 You still have a couple of days, I think, to enter Manga Report’s Sweet Rein giveaway, where you can win all three books in the series. The story is lightweight and silly, a great escape for the holiday season. It’s about a young woman who finds out she’s a Santa, someone […]