Yuri, Yaoi, and Magical Girls Gone Bad"). Now the U.S.-based Kodansha Comics has released some preliminary sketches from the as-yet-unnamed new manga. The new series will launch in Japan on June 27, and it’s likely that if Kodansha is promoting it this vigorously, they have plans to publish it in North America as well.
Quick Notes from Japan: The Maid-Sama! series will get a new volume—five years after it ended. Anime News Network reports that creator Hiro Fujiwara announced in the latest issue of LaLa magazine that a new volume is in the works; no word yet on whether American publisher VIZ Media will pick it up.
A new anti-piracy initiative has hit a snag, according to The Japan Times: NTT Communications Corp. announced on Monday that at the government’s request it would block access to three websites that link to bootleg manga sites. On Thursday, Yuichi Nakazawa, a lawyer who uses the NTT internet service, filed a lawsuit saying that NTT’s plan would violate the constitutional right to privacy of communications.
Crunchyroll reports that the sci-fi series Terra Formars will return to Weekly Young Jump after a hiatus of over a year due to writer Yu Sasuga’s health. The 21st volume is scheduled for publication in Japan in August. VIZ published volume 20 in January of this year.
Dark Horse Comics Licenses Two Series: Dark Horse announced that it will publish the sequel to Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa: The Animation and a spinoff of Hiroya Oku’s Gantz.
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'TERRA FORMARS' RETURNS FROM HIATUS, HIRO MASHIMA TEASES NEW SERIES, DARK HORSE PICKS UP 'GANTZ' AND 'DANGANRONPA' SEQUELS
And More in this Manga News Round-Up
Posted by Brigid Alverson on April 27, 2018 @ 3:18 am CT