The second 2019 issue of Kodansha‘s Monthly Morning two magazine published the final chapter of Ryo Hanada‘s Devils’ Line manga on Sunday and announced details on a new five-part side story manga starting in the next issue. The first part will focus on Shōta Akimura.
The 13th compiled volume, which will include the final chapter, will ship on February 22. The side story chapters will be compiled into the 14th volume, shipping on June 21.
To commemorate the manga’s finale, the magazine will run a series of conversations with Hanada and other artists. The next issue will feature an interview with Hanada and Kasane creator Daruma Matsuura.
Vertical Comics is publishing the manga in print in English, and Kodansha Advanced Media is releasing the manga digitally in North America. Vertical describes the series’ story:
Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued from an attack by a devil, one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai, her savior, is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. As Anzai continues to keep guard over Tsukasa, the two quickly forge a tentative bond—one that Anzai fears will test his iron-clad rule of never drinking human blood…
Hanada launched the dark fantasy manga in Kodansha‘s Monthly Morning two magazine in 2013.
The anime adaptation of the manga premiered in Japan on April 7, and HIDIVE streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired. The company also streamed the English dub as the first show in its “dubcast” initiative that streams dubs for anime shortly after they premiere in Japan. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for streaming and home video. Hulu is also streaming the anime with English subtitles and the English dub.
The manga will receive an original anime DVD (OAD) that will bundle with the manga’s 12th volume, which ships on Thursday. The OAD‘s story will follow the anime’s 12th and final episode.
The official website for Houbunsha‘s Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine revealed on Friday that the magazine’s next three issues will feature “important announcements.” The website added it is keeping secret which manga will feature on the issues’ covers, and which manga will have an opening color page in the issues.
The magazine’s February 2019 issue shipped on Friday, and the March 2019 issue will ship on January 28. The magazine ships on the 28th of each month.
Manga serializing in the magazine currently include: Anima Yell!, A Channel, Blend S, Kill Me Baby, Hidamari Sketch, two New Game! series, Koisuru Asteroid, RPG Fudōsan, Ochikobore Fruit Tart, Machikado Mazoku, Swap⇔Swap, Kagura Mai Mai!, Seirei-sama no Nangi na Nichijō, Harumination, Seigi no Kadō, Kotonaru Jigen no Kanrinin, Senpai ga Oyobi Desu!, Nekojima Nyandafull, Fushigi☆Seitokai, Hanafuri Yado no Yadokari Otome, Appare Amamoyō, Exorcist to Kubiwa no Akuma, Fujoko to Yuriko, and Gakkō ni wa Bentō Tabe ni Kitemasu no.
Source: Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine’s website
Readers may be familiar with Kono Manga ga Sugoi! and its sister list Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, two annual guidebooks that publish the cream of the crop for readers. There is a more content specific version though, known as Kono BL ga Yabai! The word yabai is doing a lot of work here. Typically, yabaihas negative connotations but it’s evolved colloquially to also mean something akin to “dangerously good” or to denote in this case, the perception of BL among the uninitiated. It might be best to think of yabai in this sense as BL manga that’s “dangerous” because it’s so good it might just convert its readers to fujoshi status.
Next BOOKS released its Kono BL ga Yabai! 2019 guidebook this week with its top 20 boys-love manga recommendations. The ranking is decided by fellow fans of the genre and this year they’ve chosen The Scene of My Rumspringa (Rumspringa no Jōkei) by Kaya Azuma as the top choice. The one-volume manga tells the story of an Amish boy named Theo living in America in the 1980s. Theo has traveled to a bar for Rumspringa, a traditional coming-of-age period for members of the Amish community where the adolescent leaves the enclosed religious community to take part in the outside world. There, Theo meets Oz, a man working as a waiter after abandoning his dream to be a Broadway performer.
Kono BL ga Yabai! 2019 Top 20 Manga
- The Scene of My Rumspringa (Rumspringa no Jōkei) by Kaya Azuma
- 10 Dance by Satoh Inoue (available in English from Kodansha Comics)
- Liquor & Cigarette by Ranmaru Zariya
- Nights Before Night by Kazuki Natsume
- Twittering Birds Never Fly (Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai) by Yoh Yoneda (available in English from DMP)
- MADK by Ryo Suzuri
- Dragless Sex: Tatsumi and Inui by Enzou
- 100 and Swastika (Hyaku to Manji) by Sawa Sakura
- Perfect Fit by Tanato
- A Thunderbolt from Cupid (Cupid ni Rakurai) by Minta Suzumaru
- A Monster Exposed (Hadakeru Kaibutsu) by Tanaka Ogeretsu
- Ten Count by Rihito Takarai (available in English from SuBLime)
- Remnant -Therianthrope Omegaverse- (Remnant -Jūjin Omegaverse-) by Hana Hasumi
- Color Recipe by Harada
- Whimsical Jaguar (Kimagurena Jaguar) by Unohana
- Marble by Tōko Kawai
- I Don’t Know How to Trust (Ore wa Tayorikata ga Wakarimasen) by Koshino
- Tashiro, You Are (Tashiro-kun, Kimitte Yatsu wa) by Yamada
- May I Fall Into Your Control? (Shuchū ni Otoshite Ii desu ka?) by Mataaki Kureno
- The Nine-tailed Fox and the Degenerate Priest (Kyūbi no Kitsune to Namagusa Bōzu) by Rinko and Shirayuki Mihara
Source: Kono BL ga Yabai! 2019, Nijimen
The official Twitter account for Square Enix‘s Monthly G Fantasy magazine revealed on Tuesday that the return of Kiichi Hotta‘s Kimi to Boku. manga will only be for three months. The manga resumed in the magazine’s January 2019 issue on Tuesday after being on hiatus since the magazine’s November 2015 issue.
The manga took a previous hiatus in November 2014 due to the author’s health.
Hotta’s original manga and its anime adaptations follow the lives of four teenaged boys — the good-looking twins Yuta and Yuki Asaba, the effeminate Shun Matsuoka, and the class head Kaname Tsukahara — who have known each other for most of their lives. Their friendship has its ups and downs, but they remain close right into high school. A half-Japanese transfer student named Chizuru Tachibana joins their group and adds a new dynamic to the everyday adolescent friendships.
The first 13-episode anime series premiered in October 2011, and the second 13-episode season premiered in April 2012. Crunchyroll streamed both anime adaptations as they aired in Japan under the title You and Me.
The manga began in Square Enix‘s Gangan Powered magazine in 2004, and it moved to Monthly G Fantasy in 2009. The 15th compiled book volume shipped in June 2015. The manga is unrelated to the similarly titled Flash anime and live-action film Kimi to Boku from Shigeto Yamagara.
Source: Monthly G Fantasy magazine’s Twitter account
The official website for Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Shūhei Miyazaki will launch Oyakusoku no Neverland, a comedy spinoff manga based on Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu‘s The Promised Neverland manga, in the Shonen Jump+ app on January 11. In addition, novelist and writer Otaro Maijo (Biorg Trinity, The Dragon Dentist, Disco Detective Wednesday) and artist Arata Momose are launching a manga titled Kono Koi wa Kore Ijō Kirei ni Naranai (This Love Isn’t Going to Get Any Cleaner) in the app on December 25.
Shirai and Demizu launched The Promised Neverland manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and the series has entered its final arc as of September. Shueisha shipped the manga’s 11th compiled volume on November 2. The manga has more than 7 million copies in print worldwide, with more than 4.2 million copies in print in Japan.
The anime adaptation will premiere on January 10.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump website
The February issue of Shonengahosha‘s Monthly Young King Ours GH magazine revealed on Monday that Ark Performance‘s Arpeggio of Blue Steel manga will get a new “tribute manga” by Sayaka Itsuki titled Mental Model Research (seen right in image below). The manga will be an action comedy that will feature the Mental Models entering a virtual world of Hyūga’s own creation. The manga will launch in the magazine’s next issue on January 16.
recently ended Sea Glass
, a separate tribute manga for the franchise
, in Monthly Young King Ours GH
on November 16.
Ark Performance launched the original Arpeggio of Blue Steel manga in Shonengahosha‘s Young King Oursmagazine in 2009. Shonengahosha released the manga’s 16th compiled book volume on July 30. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and shipped the 13th volume on August 21.
Source: Monthly Young King Ours GH’s Twitter account
This year’s third issue of Shuiesha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Bunta Kinami’s new RWBY The Official Manga manga will launch on the Shonen Jump+ app and website on December 20, with new chapters releasing once a month. Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth Productions are credited with the original work.
Viz Media had announced at New York Comic Con in October that it will publish the new manga as part of its Weekly Shonen Jump lineup, and the company published the manga’s first chapter on November 20 for free on its website and in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
Viz Media‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is changing form on Monday, and will no longer be offered as a magazine. Instead, Viz Media will release individual chapters from manga in the lineup on its website and app simultaneously with Japan for free. Those with subscriptions will be able to access a back catalogue of manga chapters and series in addition to the most recent three chapters that free users can access.
Shirow Miwa drew an earlier adaptation of the RWBY web animated series in Shueisha‘s Ultra Jump magazine from November 2015 to February 2017. Viz Media published the manga in its English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine beginning in October 2017, and also publishes the manga in print. Viz Media also publishes the RWBY manga anthology series.
The original RWBY web animated series by the late creator Monty Oum follows four girls with unique weapons and powers who are training to hunt supernatural “Creatures of Grimm.”
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 3
The January 2019 issue of Kodansha‘s Shonen Magazine Edgerevealed on Monday that Shaman King The Super Star, Hiroyuki Takei‘s new arc for his Shaman King manga, will go on hiatus in the February, March, and April issues so that Takei can recuperate. The manga will resume in the magazine’s May issue on April 17.
The manga launched on May 17, after publishing three prologue chapters.
Viz Media published the Shaman King manga in English in the past, and it describes how the story began:
Shaman King The Super Star: When he takes a shortcut through a cemetery, Manta Oyamada meets a strange kid with headphones — surrounded by ghosts. The kid is the teenage shaman Yoh Asakura. Tapping the supernatural swordfighting powers of samurai ghost Amidamaru, Yoh fights Bokuto no Ryu, a sword-wielding gang member. But an even more dangerous opponent is stalking Yoh and Manta — a Chinese shaman who wants to possess Amidamaru.
Shaman King began in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. The series abruptly ended in 2004, although a reprinting of the manga revealed a “true ending” in 2009. Takei drew a series of short stories titled Shaman King 0 in Shueisha‘s Jump X magazine starting in November 2011, and published a sequel series titled Shaman King Flowers in the same magazine from 2012 to 2014.
Takei has also worked on the Ultimo and Jumbor manga. He began Nekogahara, his first manga with Kodansha, in the then-new Shonen Magazine Edge in September 2015.
Japanese publisher Kodansha is now listed as the trademark owner for “Shaman King” in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Viz Media no longer holds the license to the manga. Shueisha originally held the rights to the manga in Japan.
Source: Shonen Magazine Edge January issue
The January 2019 issue of Kodansha‘s Shonen Magazine Edgerevealed on Monday that Tohko Mizuno‘s Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 (Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time 6) manga will end in the magazine’s next issue on January 17. The magazine revealed in October that the manga was approaching its climax.
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 adapts the game of the same name, and centers on heroine Azusa Takatsuka. Azusa is high school girl who one day finds herself in a world that appears very similar to Japan’s Taisho period. She quickly runs into trouble, but is saved by a man named Darius, who calls himself a “demon.” The game shipped in Japan for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable in March 2015. A new version of the game for the Nintendo Switch will ship on March 14.
Mizuno, the character designer for the game series, launched Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 in Kodansha‘s ARIA magazine in 2015, and moved it to Shonen Magazine Edge on July 17 after ARIA ceased publication on April 28. Kodansha published the manga’s sixth compiled book volume on August 7.
KOEI‘s Harukanaru Toki no Naka de romance adventure game franchise has inspired a number of game follow-ups, original video anime, and manga. The 2004-2005 television anime Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians is based on the first PlayStation game. Bandai Entertainment previously released the television anime in North America, and the anime is now streaming on Tubi TV.
Source: Shonen Magazine Edge January issue
The January 2019 issue of Kodansha‘s Shonen Magazine Edge published the last chapter of Ren Kawahara’s Ao-chan Can’t Study! (Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai) manga on Monday. Kawahara will launch a sequel manga in the magazine’s next issue on January 17 that centers on a “slightly more grown-up” Ao-chan.
Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:
Ao-chan Can’t Study!: When Ao was in kindergarten, she smiled ear-to-ear as she told her classmates how her father (a bestselling erotic author) chose her name: “A as in apple and O as in orgy!” That day still haunts her ten years later as she studies with a single goal in mind: get into an elite university and achieve independence from her father once and for all. She has no youth to misspend and no time to think about boys … until her classmate, “King Normie” Kijima, approaches her with a shocking confession of love. She tries to lose Kijima, but he just can’t take a hint … and as her mind runs wild with impure thoughts, she realizes her father has totally influenced her!
Kawahara launched Ao-chan Can’t Study! in Kodansha‘s Shonen Magazine Edge in October 2015. Kodansha published the manga’s seventh compiled book volume on September 14. Kodansha Comics released the second volume digitally in English on November 27, and has scheduled the third volume for December 25. The manga is inspiring an upcoming television anime by Keisuke Inoue (episode director for Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Two Car) and SILVER LINK.
Source: Shonen Magazine Edge January issue