Mahou Shoujo Ore – Because Magical Girls Are Too Mainstream

Mahou Shoujo OreMagical girls (魔法少女) have already staked their claim on the anime/manga genres with Sailor Moon (セーラームーン) from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン), Sakura Kinomoto (木之本 さくら) from Card Captor Sakura (カードキャプターさくら) and Madoka Kaname (鹿目 まどか) from Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ) just to name a few famous faces of the said genre. Now, what happens when a guy transforms into a magical girl? You’ll get Mahou Shoujo Ore (魔法少女 俺). Keep Reading

Fushigi Yuugi Creator Plans To Resume Arata The Legend This Year

Arata The LegendYuu Watase (渡瀬 悠宇), the name behind the legendary series Fushigi Yuugi (ふしぎ遊戯) and Ayashi No Ceres (妖しのセレ), has made an announced via her personal blog last July 5 that she will be resuming her shonen manga, Arata the Legend (アラタカンガタリ 〜革神語), this fall. That’s not all! Watase has also included in the announcement that the fourth volume of the series’s deluxe edition will also be released simultaneously with the manga’s return. Keep Reading

Talented 17-Year-Old Manga Artist Gets Work Published

Tonegawa Ririka's LaboratoryJune 3, 2014 was a big day for Narumi Hasegaki (長谷垣 なるみ) as Tonegawa Ririka’s Laboratory (利根川りりかの実験室) was published in Kodansha’s (株式会社講談社) monthly shojo manga magazine, Nakayoshi (なかよし). Tonegawa Ririka’s Laboratory is the manga she has worked together with Aoyagi Aito (青柳碧人). Hasegaki did the illustrations while Aoyagi was responsible for the story.

Tonegawa Ririka’s Laboratory’s title is a pun with the words “Lab Story” as a play for the words Love Story. Keep Reading

Yaoi Manga Hybrid Child Gets Anime Adaptation

Hybrid Child AnimeBoys Love fans, rejoice! Another yaoi manga is in the works into having an anime counterpart and this time it’s the dramatic Hybrid Child (ハイブリッド チャイルド). The cast and crew have already been announced to amp the excitement.

In the director’s seat is Michio Fukuda (福田 道生) who has worked behind a lot of anime titles including the movie and OVA takes of Slam Dunk (スラムダンク), Slayers (スレイヤーズ) and Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン) just to name a few. Keep Reading

Rurouni Kenshin Stars Go Mangaka In Manga-Making Flick

Bakuman Live ActionLook at what we have here! Bakuman (バクマン。) is getting a live action take scheduled for 2015 and it features not one but two of the Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-) live-action stars! Takeru Satoh (佐藤 健) who played Kenshin Himura (緋村 剣心) and Ryunosuke Kamiki (神木 隆之介) who filled in the shoes for Sojiro Seta (瀬田 宗次郎), trade their swords for pens as Bakuman’s Moritaka Mashiro (真城 最高) and Akito Takagi (高木 秋人) respectively. Keep Reading

New Rurouni Kenshin Manga Features Life Of Shishio Makoto

Rurouni Kenshin MangaShishio Makoto (志々雄 真実) is the world’s most well-known villain in the world of anime and manga. We all have a glimpse of his life from his failed assassination to his steady iron grasp on Kyoto but what do we know of what propelled him to this mindset?

Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-) is coming back as a manga on the pages of Jump Square (ジャンプスクエア) thanks to Rurouni Kenshin creator, Nobohiru Watsuki (和月 伸宏). Keep Reading

Doushitemo Furetakunai Yaoi Manga Goes Into Film

No Touching At AllDoushitemo Furetakunai (どうしても触れたくない) fans, rejoice! Your favorite boy love manga is going from the pages of a comic book and into a live-action film!

So how does the story go? Also known as No Touching at All follows the life of Shima, a shy young man who is on his first day at work in a brand new job. While riding an elevator to get to his floor, Shima is joined by another man named Togawa who bears an extreme hangover – proof that he has been haplessly drunk the night before. Keep Reading