Thursday, May 9, 2024

I'll Be With Them Again Today's Nagisa Komugi Launches New Manga

Manga creator Nagisa Komugi revealed on their Twitter account on Thursday that they are launching a new manga titled Promise of Starseed on pixiv's Palcy app on May 30, as well as in the July issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine on June 3. The manga will center on high school students who want to enter an idol training school. Suito Tachihara is credited with the original work. The June issue of Nakayoshi published a prologue chapter for the manga on Thursday.

Komugi launched the I'll Be with Them Again Today (Kyō mo Karera no Otonari de) manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine in October 2020, and ended it in October 2022. Kodansha published four compiled book volumes for the manga. Kodansha USA Publishing released all four volumes of the manga in English.

Sources: Komugi Nagisa's Twitter accountNakayoshi June issue

Excuse me dentist, it's touching me!' Author Sho Yamazaki Launches New Manga

 Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ manga service revealed on Wednesday that manga creator Sho Yamazaki will launch a new manga titled Miyaōtarō ga Neko o Kau Nante (To Think that Miyaōtarō Would Take in a Cat) on the service on May 31.

Yamazaki launched the Excuse me dentist, it's touching me! (Haisha-san, Atattemasu!) manga on Shonen Jump+ in May 2020, and ended it in January 2023. MANGA Plus began publishing the manga in English in August 2020.

Source: Shonen Jump+

Viz Media to Release Destroy All Humans. They Can't Be Regenerated. A Magic: The Gathering Manga in Fall

 Viz Media announced on Thursday that it will release author Katsura Ise and artist Takuma Yokota's Destroy All Humans. They Can't Be Regenerated. A Magic: The Gathering Manga (Subete no Jinrui o Hakai suru. Sorera wa Saisei Dekinai.) in fall 2024. The manga's physical release will include an exclusive card for the Magic: The Gathering trading card game.

The manga debuted in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in November 2018. Kadokawa published the manga's 15th compiled book volume on April 26. Wizards of the Coast LLC. is credited with cooperation.

The "youth graffiti" manga centers on two people in the 1990s who play the Magic: The Gathering trading card game. Yokota and Ise previously published a one-shot version of the manga in Monthly Shōnen Ace in August 2018.

Magic: The Gathering recently has a current collaboration with Cowboy Bebop. Wizards of the Coast announced a Hatsune Miku collaboration on Monday.

Source: Viz Media's Twitter account

Bakemonogatari Manga Artist 'Oh! great' Launches New Manga

 Manga creator Oh! great announced on Tuesday that he will launch a new manga titled Kaijin Fugeki in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on May 29. A Twitter account for the manga also debuted on the same day.

Oh! great launched a manga adaptation of NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari novels (pictured at right) in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2018, and ended it in March 2023. Kodansha published 22 compiled book volumes for the manga. Vertical / Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the original novels in English, and began releasing the manga in October 2019. Kodansha USA Publishing released the manga's 21st volume on April 16.

Oh! great is known for creating the series Air GearJunk Story - Tetsukuzu Monogatari, and Tenjho Tenge, which all inspired anime. He has also worked on the story and art for numerous manga such as Burn Up!FiveHimiko-DenMajin -Devil-Naked Star, and Silky Whip. Additionally, he worked on end card illustrations for the anime series Arakawa under the Bridge × Bridge and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, and most recently drew the character designs for the Night Head 2041 anime.

Sources: Oh! great's Twitter accountKaijin Fugeki's Twitter account

Eku Takeshima's Whisper Me a Love Song Manga Gets Stage Play Adaptation

A website opened on Sunday to announce a stage play adaptation of Eku Takeshima's Whisper Me a Love Song (Sasayaku yō ni Koi wo Utau) manga, titled Butai: Sasayaku yō ni Koi wo Utau (Whisper Me a Love Song the Stage), which will run from July 26 to August 2 at the Theater1010 in Tokyo. The website also reveals the stage play's cast, staff, and key visual.

Yui Watanabe as Himari Kino
Momoka Ishii as Yori Asanagi
Yūki Tenma as Miki Mizuguchi
Nagisa Hayakawa as Mari Tsutsui
Nanase Kayama as Kaori Tachibana
Chiyuri Itō as Shiho Izumi
Shiori Nishikado as Momoka Satomiya
Kaede Sakuragi as Hajime Amasawa

The cast will sing and play live instruments for the stage play's live performance scenes.

Tomoyuki Ueno is directing the stage play, Yuniko Ayana (BanG Dream!GivenThe IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls anime) is writing the script, and Takuya Kusunose is the musical director.

Kodansha USA Publishing is releasing the original manga digitally and in print in English, and it describes the first compiled book volume:

Bubbly, energetic first-year high school student Himari falls head over heels for her senpai Yori after hearing her band perform on the first day of school. Himari tells Yori she just loves her, and, to Himari's surprise, Yori says she loves Himari back! But when Himari realizes that she and her senpai are feeling two different kinds of love, she begins to ask herself what “love” really means…

Takeshima launched the manga in Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime magazine in 2019. Ichijinsha published the manga's ninth volume on March 18. The manga's anime adaptation premiered on April 13 on TV Asahi's NUMAnimation programming block after a delayHIDIVE is streaming the series as it airs.

Source: Butai: Sasayaku yō ni Koi wo Utau stage play's websiteComic Natalie

Ema Toyama's Vampire Dormitory Manga Ends in June

The June issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine announced on Thursday that it will publish the final chapter of Ema Toyama's Vampire Dormitory manga on June 3 in the magazine's July issue.

Toyama launched the manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in November 2018. The manga went on hiatus after its "first part" ended in July 2022, and returned and started its "second part" in December 2022. Kodansha published the manga's 13th compiled volume on March 13.

Kodansha USA Publishing releases the manga in English. It released the 10th volume on June 20 in print, and will release the 11th volume on May 21 digitally and on May 28 in print. The company describes the manga:


Mito has no family to rely on. She lives on the streets, disguised as a boy. Ruka is an otaku vampire interested only in 2D girls. After Ruka saves Mito from a perilous situation, he makes her an offer: "Become my subservient thrall and let me drink your blood whenever I wish! In return, you can live with me—in the boys' dorm!" But to stay with him, Mito must hide the fact that she's a girl. Every day is a new danger—to say nothing of that bloodthirsty vampire!

The manga inspired a television anime that debuted on TOKYO MX and BS Nippon TV on April 7 at 11:30 p.m. JST. It also began running on AT-X from April 8 and on MBS from April 9. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, the CIS, and India.

Toyama launched her award-winning Missions of Love (Watashi ni xx Shinasai!) romantic comedy manga in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in 2009 and ended it in June 2015. She published a sequel manga titled Watashi ni xx Shinasai! Couple-hen (Missions of Love - Couple Arc) in Nakayoshi from March to June 2018.

Most recently, Toyama launched the Majo Maid wa Joō no Himitsu o Shitteiru. (The Witch Maid Knows the Queen's Secret) manga in Nakayoshi magazine in December 2022.

Kodansha Comics also released or is releasing Toyama's I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King's 10 ChildrenAoba-kun's ConfessionsManga DogsI Am Here!, and Shugo Chara-chan! manga. Tokyopop previously published Toyama's Pixie Pop: Gokkun Pucho manga.

Source: Nakayoshi magazine June issue

Shonengahosha's Nekopanchi Magazine Switches to Bimonthly Release; Asa Kuwayoshi Launches New Manga in Next Issue

 The 212th issue of Shonengahosha's Nekopanchi (Neko Punch) magazine announced on April 15 that the magazine will switch from monthly to a bimonthly release (releasing every other month), starting in the 213th issue, which will ship on July 22. The magazine will also change to a bigger B6 (182mm x 128mm) size starting in the next issue.

Manga author Asa Kuwayoshi will also launch a new manga titled Mofu Mofu Yashiki no Neko to Ore (The Fluffy Mansion Cat and Me) in Nekopanchi magazine's next issue. Kuwayoshi also announced the new manga on their X (formerly Twitter) account.

The manga tells the story of a boy and a "bakeneko" (goblin cat) that surpasses the beauty of a young girl, and their exciting life of secretly living together.

Kuwayoshi launched the Granny Girl Hinata-chan (Rōjoteki Shōjo Hinata-chan) manga in Coamix's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine in 2015. The manga ended in its 11th compiled book volume that shipped in June 2022. KiraKira Media Inc.'s digital manga service Azuki publishes the manga in English digitally.

Shonengahosha launched the Nekopanchi magazine in 2006, and the magazine is dedicated to publishing a wide range of cat-loving stories.

Sources: Nekopanchi issue 212, Asa Kuwayoshi's X/Twitter account

I'll Be With Them Again Today's Nagisa Komugi Launches New Manga

Manga creator  Nagisa Komugi  revealed on their  Twitter  account on Thursday that they are launching a new manga titled  Promise of Starsee...