Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest     Published: June 7th, 2018

Dawn of the Mapmaker Licensed

Cross Infinite World has licensed Akira Nashiki’s 4 volume light novel series with the first volume due for release digitally on July 31. Cross Infinite World describes the story:

“Knowledge is power, and you shouldn’t possess this knowledge.”

In an age where mapmaking is a lost art, Unen hides her skill from the world at large. But when she accepts a local landlord’s request to survey the boundary between his land and that of a neighboring lord’s, her maps accidentally give away her existence to a master swordsman and a cunning mage—a duo who have been hunting down the man who taught her the forbidden knowledge of mapmaking.

As one of the rare few capable of creating maps with bird’s eye precision, Unen’s fate hangs precariously in the balance as she endeavors to survive in a world of people who want to own her or see her dead.

Source: Cross Infinite World


3 Magazines Cease Publication

Shueisha’s You Magazine will end with its November issue. Genotoshi’s Monthly Comic Birz will also end, this time on its August issue but it was stated that magazine’s medium will simply “Change” and that the manga being currently serialised in the magazine will continue. Hakusensha’s Young Animal Arashi will release its 7th and final issue with a new magazine titled Young Animal Resistance set to carry on moving forward.

Source: You Magazine and Comic Natalie (Link 1 and Link 2)


New Western Licenses

Crunchyroll announced that it will release Domestic Girlfriend simultaneously with Japan, which started on June 5. Kodansha USA has licensed 4 new series: Kamikamikaeshi (Starts release on June 12), Karate Heat (June 19), The Quintessential Quintuplets (June 26) and Those Summer Days (June 5).

Source: Crunchyroll and Anime News Network