Category Archives: Manga News

Legal Drug Omnibus Out; Sequel Drug & Drop Available to Pre-Order

Out today in comic book stores is the Legal Drug Omnibus, a manga license rescue collection. CLAMP’s Legal Drug originally was published in three volumes in English by Tokyopop. (You can get the three books cheaply used, possibly because the story wasn’t concluded… but see below.) Dark Horse has now reprinted the series in one big volume, complete with color pages. It’s a hard-to-describe tale, about two boys who are drawn to each other while working at a drugstore. One […]

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Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service to Return, No Date Given

At Anime Expo, Dark Horse announced that they would be continuing the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service manga series. The last volume released was volume 13, which came out at the end of 2012. Although it’s a horror series, with a group of misfits dealing with zombies and investigating sometimes grotesque murders, I quite enjoy Kurosagi for its exploration of the dark side of human nature and its gruesomely lovely, detailed art, so I’m glad to hear we’ll get more. No […]

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Manga Dogs Coming From Kodansha This Fall

Kodansha Comics has announced an upcoming title I’m excited by, Manga Dogs. That’s their English title for GDGD-DOGS by Ema Toyama. Her previous works I Am Here! and Missions of Love have already been released in English. Manga Dogs is the story of three wannabe manga artists (all pretty boys) with “ridiculous delusions” about the craft. Their classmate Kanna is already published, so they fixate on her to teach them in their school’s drawing class. Kodansha calls it a “sharp-witted […]

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SuBLime Manga Republishing Yaoi Titles From Defunct Publishers

I haven’t seen any official notice of this, so maybe everyone already knows and I just missed a press release, but while browsing the list of SuBLime Manga yaoi books at their website, I started noticing some familiar titles. All had one thing in common: a description that said “This volume was produced as a direct-to-Kindle release from Japan. Please enjoy!” I’m not sure what that means, or whether they’re available to non-Kindle readers, but all of these titles were […]

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Vinland Saga Coming in Fall From Kodansha

In October, Kodansha Comics will be publishing the first book of Vinland Saga, the story of Vikings in medieval England in the 1000s. This historical manga, already up to 12 volumes in Japan, is by Makoto Yukimura, author of the much-missed Planetes. I’m not a huge Viking fan, but I was very impressed by how interesting he made outer space garbage collecting in Planetes, so I’m definitely interested in giving it a try. This will be Kodansha’s first hardcover, made […]

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Tokyopop Returns With Hetalia 3

After ceasing as a publisher a year ago, Tokyopop started making noises last September about bringing back one of their most popular titles, Hetalia. Now, in conjunction with online retailer RightStuf.com, comes the actual announcement. Right Stuf announced that, through a special arrangement with Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics and TOKYOPOP, it will be offering manga fans the opportunity to purchase Hetalia Axis Powers, Volume 3, in English-translated book form for the first time ever, as well as reprints of the […]

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SuBLime Manga, Viz’s Yaoi Line, Offers First Titles for Sale

The first four books are now available from SuBLime Manga, Viz’s yaoi manga partnership announced in November. Two of the series, Husband, Honeymoon by Haruka Minami (previously announced as Dannasama to Mitsugetsuchu) and Love Pistols by Tarako Kotobuki, have second volumes coming in February (along with another, unrelated title, making for three releases that month). The other two titles, Oku-san’s Daily Fantasies by Noboru Takatsuki and The Bed of My Dear King by Sakae Kusama, are single books. All are […]

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Viz Announces SuBLime Yaoi Manga Line

The largest English-language manga publisher, Viz Media, has announced that they are launching a line (not an imprint, but a partnership) to cover the one genre of manga they haven’t yet tackled: yaoi (boys’ love). In partnership with Libre Publishing, the biggest Japanese publisher of boys’ love titles, and the largest anime store chain in Japan, Animate, SuBLime Manga will being publishing English-language titles digitally in December, with print titles to follow in Spring 2012. The website is just a […]

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