Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: January 13th, 2018
Manga Adaptation of Otherside Picnic
Iori Miyazawa’s Urasekai Picnic novel has a manga adaptation that will launch on February 10th. The first chapter will be 92 pages long and feature a color opening page.
Source: Square Enix’s Shonen Gangan’s February issue and Article Image: Gangan’s Twitter Account
New Manga from Soichiro Yamamoto
Soichiro Yamamoto just launched a new manga titled Inside Tsubaki Kunoichi’s Heart (Or Kunoichi Tsubaki no Mune no Uchi).
Source: Gekkan Sunday
Show by Rock!! Manga to End
The spin-off manga of Show by Rock!! (Show by Rock!! Tsurezure Naru Ayatsuri Mugenan -Tsurezure Manyu ki-) has been announced as ending on January 27th.
Source: Ichijinsha’s Comic Rex’s February issue
Hatsu Haru Manga Ending
Shizuki Fujisawa’s Hatsu Haru manga is ending in 5 chapters.
Source: Shogakukan’s Betsucomi’s January issue
One Detective Conan Manga Ends, Another Starts
The manga adaptation of the movie Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare ended on December 25th and it has just been announced that a manga adaptation of the movie Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter is launching on January 25th.
Source: Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday S’ February issue
Declining Sales for Physical Manga and Novels
Sales of manga in physical form declined by 12% in 2017 and both magazine as well as manga combined suffered a collective 10% decrease. Books on the other hand only suffered a 3% decrease. Before people start freaking out, remember that most fans like to read their manga and magazines online now. So its not that manga is dying, just that company will have to get used to distributing them through a new method.