Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest     Published: May 17th, 2018

New Information on the Shaman King Spin-Off

The new Shaman King spin-off that was earlier announced will be titled Shaman King Gaiden: Red Crimson and will start publication June 16. The manga will focus on Tao Jun, Ren’s sister.

Source: Manga Mag (Article image as well)

 

Hiro Mashima has “Secret Project”

Fairy Tail’s mangaka hinted recently that he is working on a secret project (His new manga?).

Source: Hiro Mashima

 

100 Sleeping Princes has Manga in the Works

The smartphone game The Kingdom of Dreams and the 100 Sleeping Princes was recently revealed as having a manga adaptation in the works.

Source: Dengeki Online

 

New Batch of Manga Ending

  1. Baki Gaiden – Scarface: Keisuke Itagaki and Yukinao Yamauchi’s manga is going in indefinite hiatus.
  2. Scrapped Princess: Toshinori Sogabe has just concluded his manga adaptation of Scrapped Princess.
  3. Takunomi: Haruto Hino’s manga will publish its last chapter on May 25, but will still have a side-story chapter on June 1.

Source: Comic Clear, Takunomi’s latest chapter and Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion’s 24th issue of the year

 

Japan’s Manga Market

The general sale of manga in Japan has decreased 14.6% in 2017 (Leading to the third consecutive year where a loss is incurred). On the other hand, the profits from digital sales of manga increased by 17.2% in 2017 (Such sales have been steadily increasing since 2015). On the global level, the profits of manga in 2017 went down 0.9%.

Source: Manga Mag

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