Category Archives: Manga

Hello Kitty And Friends X Rozen Maiden

Rozen Maiden has its 15th anniversary coming up (already?!) and to mark the event, they’ve joined forces with Sanrio to put out a really cute clear file which is being distributed by Ultra Jump magazine. It looks a little something like this:

Not sure who’s on the clear file, here’s a breakdown:

  1. Kuromi as Suiginto
  2. Pompompurin as Kanaria
  3. Little Twin Stars as Suiseiseki (Desu!) and Souseiseki
  4. Hello Kitty as Shinku
  5. My Melody as Hinaichigo
  6. Cinnamoroll as Kirakisho

Ultra Jump magazine will also have Rozen Maiden 0 on its front cover for the September edition.

New Racing Manga From Initial D Author

I love my fast cars especially Japanese import cars so better believe I watched classic racing anime, Initial D, like a man possessed. So I’m beyond super excited to hear that the author of Initial D, Shuuichi Shigeno, is launching a new manga and better yet, it’s another racing one.

The series is called MF Ghost and is set in the future revolving around an era where petrol is being phased out and cars that drive themselves are the norm. Enter Kanata Livington, a 19 year old driving prodigy who has been studying abroad in England at a driving school to complete a promise he made years earlier.

For more info or to check it out for yourself, you can catch it in the weekly seinen manga magazine Young Magazine.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange Receives Manga In Japan

The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is Doctor Strange which is doing great business in the cinema. Over in Japan, Kodansha have announced that their magazine Weekly Shounen, will be publishing a manga which serves as a prequel to the film.

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The manga is called “Doctor Strange: Episode 0” and illustrating duties will be handled byChiba Tetsuya , who also happens to be a Marvel fan. This isn’t the first time that Kodansha has dabbled with Marvel, they also previously teamed up for a crossover involving Attack On Titan.

Death Note Manga Sees A 2,400 Page Release

The Death Note series has been on a roll lately with the upcoming Death Note movie generating quite a bit of buzz of late. The Death Note manga has now been collected into one massive compendium consisting of 2,400 pages. And it’s also a hefty 8cm in thickness which is quite a challenge to carry around with you but if you’re a collector, then why not?

It goes on sale in Japan on October 4, 2016 and will retail for ¥2, 500.

Top Ten Gore And Bloody Anime’s

We recently did our top list for top 10 fan service anime’s now we’re taking a look at anime’s with gore! If you’re squeamish and don’t like the sight of blood, then look away 🙂 As with the all our lists, these shows are in no particular order.

  1. Elfen Lied

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGBzVPltwvE

2. Another

3. High School Of The Dead

4. Tokyo Ghoul

https://youtu.be/nBHVxwEVQKI

5. Attack On Titan

6. Parasyte

7. Corpse Party

8. Mirai Nikki

9. Black Lagoon

10. Deadman Wonderland

Top Ten Fan Service Anime’s

Who’s a fan of fan service? In fact it may be easier to ask who isn’t a fan! In any case, here’s a look at some anime’s you may have not seen yet or may have already and want to revisit that take fan service above and beyond. This list is in no particular order as it’s just too hard to number these.

  1. High School DxD

https://youtu.be/NQGU025yO8w

2. High School of the Dead

3. Rail Wars

https://youtu.be/igz8dHGGqC0

4. Heaven’s Lost Property

https://youtu.be/RzC0K0i8adA

5. Sekirei: Pure Engagement

6. Fairy Tail

7. Rosario + Vampire

https://youtu.be/YN8pp_qpKko

8. To Love-Ru

https://youtu.be/CtD8U4f0jVQ

9. Sword Art Online

10. Kiss X Sis

https://youtu.be/7rEoHcv3UWU

That’s all for now, hope you enjoy these clips and if you have some of your own fan service favourites, we’d love to hear about them in the comments or on social media.

Evangelion x Fist Of The North Star Parody

Sometimes collaborations go down in Japan that you know just can’t be real, this isn’t one of those examples. Evangelion and Fist of the North Star are meeting up together in a parody crossover event. There’s a spin on the Evangelion world where Shinji and his crew are re-imagined as gamers in a title called “Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students” and Thouzer/Souther from Fist of the North Star is cast as a bit of a dude character in “ Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor.”

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Nisekoi & Bleach Manga Come To An End

After what seems like forever, two hugely popular manga are coming to an end in Japan. The August edition of Shonen Jump will see both Nisekoi and Bleach coming to a close. The edition will be a double edition, issues 36 – 37, and both manga will be getting a special colour page. Nisekoi will be seeing 25 pages for the last outing with a double colour page spread in the middle.

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As a Bleach fanboy (Toshiro Hitsugaya FTW!), I’ll be sad to see it end after 15 long years but creator Tite Kubo is promising the series will go out on a high.