Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: February 27th, 2018
Emma Manga Coming Out in France
A manga based on Jane Austen’s Emma novel is being released on March 7 in France by Nobi Nobi.
French Manga Everdark Coming Out
A new French manga by Romain Lemaire is coming out on July 4. It is a dark fantasy about a young man trying to stop a war.
New Manga by Umechazuke
The mangaka will launch a new series called Kami no Kono Noko on April 27.
Source: Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh’s April issue
New Chapters for Yotsuba&! and Gamaran
Kiyohiko Azume’s Yousuba&! manga will see its 14th volume released on April 28, after a three year hiatus. Yosuke Nakamaru’s Gamaran manga will also see a return with a new chapter published on March 7.
Source: Comic Natalie and Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine’s 13th issue of the year
Multiple Series Ending
- The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat: Okomeken’s manga adaptation of the light novel series will end with its eight volume, slated to ship on March 24.
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Gekko: The final chapter will be published on March 26 and the fourth (And final) volume of the manga will be released on April 26.
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack Beltorchika’s Children: The manga’s last chapter will be released on March 26 while the seventh (And final) volume of the manga will be made available this summer.
- Sword Art Online: Progressive: The seventh and final volume will be released in May.
- Snack World: The manga’s second and final volume will ship on March 12.
Source: Kadokawa’s Comic Alive’s April issue, Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace’s April issue, Kadokawa’s Dengeki G’s Comic’s April issue and Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday S’ April issue
New Kodansha USA Licenses
The manga publisher announced its license of Starving Anonymous (First volume coming out March 13), Perfect World (First volume coming out March 20) and Liar x Liar (First volume set for March 27) for digital distribution (Initially).
Source: Kodansha Comics
New Round of J-Novel Licenses
J-Novel Club just licensed the light novel series Infinite Stratos and The Unwanted Undead Adventurer set to launch in April.
Source: Anime News Network
Jujutsu Kaisen to be Previewed by Viz
VIZ’s digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump will publish the start of Jujutsu Kaisen at the same time as Japan does.
Source: Anime News Network
Manga Sales in Japan
Digital sales finally surpassed physical sales in Japan. Also, the market as a whole saw a 0.9% decrease; although analysts aren’t concerned as they attribute the fall to many hit series ending last year without new replacements to replace them.