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.

Source: Otakomu