June 17, 2013
MATSUMOTO, Nagano Prefecture--Tomoko Suzuki, the woman behind the recent "yama-girl" (mountain girl) boom, has just released a manga-style guide booklet for Kamikochi, a remote ...
June 14, 2013
Nine unpublished manuscripts by manga giant Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), including one of a never-before-seen manga, have been discovered after more than 60 years.
June 13, 2013
A program that originated in Tokyo to nurture the careers of aspiring manga artists by offering them a cheap place to live has now expanded to Japan's ancient capital.
May 28, 2013
Reprints of the first 36 volumes of the popular "Kinnikuman" manga series will be available in July, with cover illustrations redone by author Yudetamago.
May 25, 2013
The Japan Cartoonists Association announced that it has awarded "Shizukanaru Don (The Quiet Don) : Yakuza Side Story" the grand prize for the 42nd Japan Cartoonists Association ...
May 24, 2013
The J-World Tokyo, an indoor theme park dedicated to manga and characters from the Weekly Shonen Jump comic anthology, will open on July 11.
May 23, 2013
Makoto Raiku’s “Animal Land,” a story that follows a raccoon dog named Monoko who raises human boy Taroza, won the children’s category prize in the 2013 Kodansha Manga...
May 21, 2013
Mari Yamazaki's "Thermae Romae," Naoki Urasawa's "20th Century Boys," Osamu Tezuka's "Barbara" and Shigeru Mizuki's "Nonnonba" find themselves in good company this year.
May 18, 2013
An expanded Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) 2013 will take place on Sept. 6-8 at the Miyakomesse complex in Japan's ancient capital, following a successful first...
May 09, 2013
Yasuhisa Hara's historical manga series "Kingdom" won the Manga Grand Prix at the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize on April 29.
May 07, 2013
In the latest sign that business models to digitally deliver Japanese manga overseas are struggling, leading game and manga publisher Square Enix Co. said it will shut down its ...
April 30, 2013
The Milano Manga Festival will get under way in the Italian city of Milan on May 3.
April 20, 2013
A two-part seminar will get under way in May that will help budding manga artists hone their skills in creating background art.
April 18, 2013
Shogakukan Inc.'s Big Comic semimonthly manga anthology has set up the Comic Trophy award contest to celebrate its 45th anniversary.
April 15, 2013
HITA, Oita Prefecture--Despite the explosive popularity of his manga series "Attack on Titan," Hajime Isayama was relatively unknown in his hometown here in southern Japan.
April 09, 2013
A U.S. graphic novel adaptation of manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori's sci-fi epic series "Cyborg 009" will hit store shelves in Japan on July 19 to coincide with its U.S....
April 08, 2013
TAKARAZUKA, Hyogo Prefecture--Longtime fans of “Astro Boy,” one of Japan’s most popular manga and anime series, regularly take their children or grandchildren to the...
April 04, 2013
A manga adaptation of the new "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" anime series started in Kodansha Ltd.'s monthly Young Magazine comic anthology released on March 13.
March 29, 2013
Akimi Yoshida's manga "Umimachi Diary" clinched the 6th Cartoon Grand Prize, organizers announced March 21.
March 27, 2013
JManga Inc. said it will shut down its JManga website, which distributes digital Japanese comics in English, by the end of May, after only two years in operation.