Tokyo Ghoul manga is ending!

Announced at his Twitter and interview with Barnes and Noble, Viz manga editor Joel Enos announced that the manga Tokyo Ghoul, by Sui Ishida, will be ending. The manga’s last volume will be volume 14 and it is set to be released on August 15. You can read the interview in the hyperlink above as he mentions about his experience with working with Tokyo Ghoul in the English manga. He also mentioned he will also be working on the sequel manga Tokyo Ghoul: re and the manga is set to be released on October 17.

Joel Enos is the manga editor to the manga series Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul: re and both manga are owned by Viz.

Anime/Manga News: Jack Skellington, Kenshin, Outlaw Star and Sword Art Online?!

The Nightmare Before Christmas manga sequel!

If you like Tim Burton’s movies, you may have remember the classic Disney animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s been announced by manga company Tokyopop that they are planning to do a special manga sequel to the beloved 1993 movie. The sequel will be called the Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey. The story will focus on the ghost dog Zero and the story is about him getting lost in Christmas Town and Jack must go and find him. The manga will be led by DJ Milky  (pseudonym for Stu Levy and founder of Tokyopop) and the art will be from Studio DICE, they also did the manga art of Beauty and the Beast. The manga will be out in Spring 2018 with two different formats: a black-in-white pocket sized volume and full color paperback formats.

Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc

Revealed in a September issue in Japan, the upcoming manga series Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc will begin in September 4th. The protagonist will star as Kenshin yet again and the manga arc will have 5 arcs.

Outlaw Star joins Toonami

Recently announced, Toonami will be ending the anime series Ghost of the Shell and replacing the slot is the classic anime series Outlaw Star. The anime will be joining Toonami in August 19th, 2:30 a.m.

Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale gets novel sequel in Japan copies!

Remember the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale? Aniplex announced that in the Japanese Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray copies of the movie will have a novel that takes place 8 days later after the movie written by Reki Kawahara himself and character designer abec. The novel sequel is called Sword Art Online: Cordial Code. Here is the plot synopsis:

The sequel story is set eight days after the “Ordinal Scale” incident told in the film. Kirito finally decides to retire from Ordinal Scale, and when he starts initializing the data, he receives a new message from Yuna for her desktop mascot app. Kirito automatically tries to install it and to say good-by to the AR idol, but she says, “Kirito, help me.” with mysterious gestures. Is this just a gimmick of the app, or…? To find out the truth, Kirito goes to see a man.

Currently in Japan, the movie is set to be released in September 27th for home DVDs.

NEWS: Fairy Tail Ending! One Piece port! Parasyte Tribute Manga!

Fairy Tail

Even though I haven’t started the series yet, I know that this series is popular for fans. Mangaka Hiro Mashima revealed in his 61st volume of the manga Fairy Tail that the story will be concluding 2 more volumes!

Also mentioned, Mashima also plans tp work on another new series involving new characters and new worlds.

It’s already old news, but the recent Fairy Tail movie Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry website confirmed that the manga is already in the last arc.

One Piece

Announced in the 24th issue of the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, the video game One Piece: Unlimited World Red be receiving a PS4 and Nintendo Switch port. The game will also be changed and titled in the name One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition. The game will include all the DLCs in it and an offline 2 player co-op. The game was originally sold in Japan November 2013 for 3DS and June 2014 for PS3, PS Vita and Wii U. The game later later got released for North America in July 14 and Europe got it in June 2014. You can read my old review here. Hopefully we get this game soon.

Parasyte

Manga publisher and license company Kodansha confirmed that they will be releasing the tribute manga to Parasyte called Neo Parayste m (in Japan it’s called Neo Kiseijū). The book is will be out to be sold in November 14 and it will collect 12 short stories done by many authors like Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail) and Akira Hiramoto (Prison School). Here is the synopsis to the original Parasyte manga:

The manga takes place in a world where alien beings called Parasites come to Earth and start taking over humans by entering in through their noses and ears and attaching themselves to their brains. One alien called Migi is only able to take over high school student Shinichi Izumi’s right arm, and is unable to control Shinichi completely. Migi and Shinichi learn to co-exist, and the two battle other Parasites who see humans only as food.

The manga even got an anime called Parasyte: the Maxim and it was licensed and dubbed for English from Sentai Filmworks.

Kingdom Hearts manga review

YenPress describes it:

After a terrible storm shatters the peace of his tropical island home, a young boy named Sora is set adrift from his world and his friends, Riku and Kairi. Meanwhile, Disney Castle is in an uproar when it is discovered that King Mickey has gone missing, leaving it up to Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy to find him! When Sora, in search of his friends, and Donald and Goofy, in search of their king, cross paths, their fateful encounter will change the destiny of the universe forever!

by Shiro Amano

(No Spoilers)

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OWLS Blog Tour: Rosario + Vampire – Colorful Love

“Colors”

“Colors” refers to people of color in anime. For this monthly topic, we will be discussing how people of color or characters of different “races” (a literal alien race) are represented in anime. Some topics we considering is the dangers of stereotyping, bi-racial characters, and the importance of racial inclusion.

In this topic, I will be talking about the importance of color in the real world and in the anime world and manga world of Akihisa Ikeda‘s series Rosario + Vampire. (I will be mostly using the manga instead)

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Anime Jungle Experience

I am going to be quick on this post. Today was my unofficial, or unhappy birthday today and for this day, my family took me on a trip to Little Tokyo. They know that I love anime and manga and my fascination on Japanese culture. Little Tokyo was an exciting place to go. In a funny way, it was like being in actual Tokyo from Japan. My family and I went to the Anime Jungle, also known as the Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle. I went to three stores and I bought something from each one. I got my first ever Pop! figure of Kirito from Sword Art Online, two manga books of Rosario Vampire Season 2, and a Tobi mask from Naruto Shippuden.

My actual birthday is on March 28th!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1–Phantom Blood manga review

Amazon synopsis:

The legendary Shonen Jump series, now available in English for the first time, in a deluxe edition featuring color pages and newly drawn cover art! JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a groundbreaking manga famous for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. A multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil!

Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!

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Jaco the Galactic Patrolman manga review

Rightstuf describes it:

Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time-travel. His quiet life is interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decided to move in with him. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the Earth from a dangerous threat?

This volume also includes a special bonus chapter introducing Dragon Ball Z hero Goku’s parents!

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Manga news: Both Bleach and Nisekoi concludes at August

 

According to Crunchyroll, an early issue Shonen Jump magazine revealed that issue number 36-37 will have feature the end of the manga Bleach and Nisekoi. Both of these manga will be getting color pages and Nisekoi will have up to 25 pages. Besides these two series, the manga Boruto, One Piece and Neverland will also be getting color pages.

Bleach volume 74 will conclude the story and will be released in the fall.

Are you guys ready for the end for two series?

Kazue Kato Interview – Weekly Shonen Jump Special Podcast

Today is the last day of Anime Expo and Weekly Shonen Jump was able to interview the mangaka of the popular series Blue Exorcist. As  the team asks questions, listen to her answers and learn about Kato-sensei. Kazue Kato is the creator of Blue Exorcist and she also worked on the One-Shot collection manga of Time Killers.

Here is the link to the podcast on this highlighted text. You can also here this podcast in iTunes as well.

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