Friday, July 5, 2013

New Locke the Superman manga to come out in June

Simply amazing, I wouldn't mind a anime series of this classic , given that there's only one movie.The June issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine announced a new series in Yuki Hijiri's Locke the Superman franchise on Thursday. The tentatively titled Chōjin Locke: Toki no Kodomo-tachi (Locke the Superman: Children of Time) will start in the next issue on June 5. The story is set after the destruction of Master Yūji, and the magazine promises that the manga will reveal "another page in the history of the galaxy." The original Locke the Superman manga ran in at least three different magazines from 1967 to 1989.It chronicled an immortal figure's adventures at different periods throughout time. It inspired a movie and three original video anime projects (Locke the Superman: Lord Leon, Locke the Superman: Mirror Ring, Locke the Superman: New World Battle Team).Source: ANN

Sailor Moon manga soared again in US Bookstores on April

Blue Exorcist manga is also on the rise!The tenth volume of Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga ranked at #4 on Nielsen BookScan's list of top 20 graphic novels in American bookstores for April.The same volume had ranked at #5 on the list in March. The Sailor Moon volume is one of four manga titles on the list. Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto volume 60 ranked at #7, dropping from #3 from last month.Kazue Katō's Blue Exorcist volume 9 and Tite Kubo's Bleach volume 56 ranked at #11 and #18 respectively. Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic series continued to dominate the chart, claiming nine places this month, with The Walking Dead Compendium volumes 1 and 2 again taking the top two spots.Gene Luen Yang's Avatar the Last Airbender: The Search -- Part 1 ranked #3. The BookScan rankings represent sales at Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases — but not sales at comic book stores, Walmart, and some other venues. Source: ANN, ICv2Related articles (animenewsnetwork.com) (animenewsnetwork.com)

Dusk maiden of amnesia Manga ends on June 22

The next issue preview for Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine announced that both Maybe's Dusk maiden of Amnesia (Tasogare Otome×Amnesia) manga and Tomō Yokoyama's Watashi no Ouchi wa Honya-san manga will end in the July issue on June 22.Maybe began the Dusk maiden of Amnesia manga in Monthly Gangan Joker in 2009. The original story is set at a private academy that has a history of hauntings by spirits, including a ghost girl named Yūko. For some mysterious reason, first-year middle school student Teiichi Niiya is the only person who can see Yūko. Yūko has no memory of her death, much less who or what caused it. Yūko and Teiichi create an investigation club to find the truth about her death and the other mysteries of the school. Source: ANNRelated articles (animenewsnetwork.com) (otakuxtreme.wordpress.com) (animenewsnetwork.com)

Naruto manga is #1 in US bookstores for May!

It's no surprise at all, but still it's great!The 61st volume of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga ranked #1 on Nielsen BookScan's list of top 20 graphic novels in American bookstores for May. The 60th volume in the series ranked #17 on the list this month, at #7 in April, at #3 in March, and at #1 in February. The fifth Naruto 3-in-1 edition also made the list at #18.The Naruto volumes were three of eight manga titles on the list. Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon volumes 11 and 10 landed at #4 and #10 respectively. (Volume 10 was #4 last month.) Kanoko Sakurakouji's Black Bird volume 16, Yana Toboso's Black Butler volume 13, and Nozomu Tamakiana's Dance in the Vampire Bund volume 14 ranked #9, #12, and #14 respectively. The BookScan rankings represent sales at Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases — but not sales at comic book stores, Walmart, and some other venues. Source: ICv2, ANN