The January 2019 issue of Shonengahosha’s Young King BULL magazine has announced that artist Katsumi Kobayashi will draw a remake of George Akiyama’s Gyara manga, titled Gyara: Aku e no Shōtai (Gyara: An Invitation to Evil). The manga will launch in the February 2019 issue on January 4, 2019.
The manga’s story begins when an ugly boy meets a mysterious girl named Beniko. The pure boy is tempted by the woman, and begins to walk a path of evil.
Akiyama’s Gyara manga ran in Shonengahosha’s Shōnen King magazine from 1979 to 1981 and had eight volumes.
More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka manga:
- M.A.O is Tamara Volkova
- Yōko Hikasa is Rau Peipei
- Kenji Nomura is Yoshiaki Iizuka
- Kokoro Kikuchi is Sacchū
Hideyo Yamamoto is directing the series at LIDEN FILMS. Makoto Fukami and Norimitsu Kaihō are in charge of series composition, and Yoko Suzuki is designing the characters. R.O.N is composing the music.
GARNiDELiA will perform the ending theme song “Rebel Flag.”
Magical Girl Special Ops Asuka is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 12, 2019.
A cast announcement has been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Fight League smartphone game:
- Megumi Han is Torque Twister G-Wrench
- Ai Kayano is Mona Chrome
- Natsumi Murakami is Autovac Mattie
- M.A.O is Sweepheart Cleanette
- Ayaka Ohashi is Kara Fixx
- Yō Taichi is Wily Fixx
Teddyloid, Reol, and Giga perform the opening theme song, “”Winners feat. Reol & Giga.” kradness is performing the ending theme “N.U.L.L. feat. kradness.”
Daisuke Nakajima is directing the anime at Bandai Namco Pictures, and Atsuhiro Tomioka is handling the series composition. Tomoko Ishida, Yukie Suzuki, and Satoshi Nishimura are all credited for character designs. XFLAG Studio is credited for the original work and production.
Fight League is scheduled to premiere on YouTube on February 14, 2019.
The official Twitter account for Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara magazine has announced that the publisher’s Manga Time Kirara, Manga Time Kirara Carat, and Manga Time Kirara Max magazines will have digital editions beginning in 2019. The digital versions will be available one month after the physical editions (so the February 2019 issue of Manga Time Kirara, which ships on January 9, 2019, will be available digitally on February 9, 2019).
With the new digital editions, all four magazines in Houbunsha’s Kirara family of magazines will be available digitally (Manga Time Kirara Forward is already available digitally).
Houbunsha ended publication of the Manga Time Kirara Miracle! magazine in October 2017.
The second 2019 issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Naoshi Komi will draw a spin-off chapter for the Nisekoi: False Love manga in the magazine’s next issue on December 17, 2018. The chapter will be 23 pages long.
The manga will commemorate the release of the live-action film adaptation, which opens in Japan on December 21, 2018. The manga itself will center on Raku getting tickets for “a certain movie” as he is coming home from school one day.
Komi drew the original “Nisekoi” one-shot manga in Shueisha’s Jump Next! magazine in early 2011, and turned it into a manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in November 2011. The manga ended in August 2016. Shueisha published the manga’s 25th and final compiled book volume in October 2016, and VIZ Media published the 25th volume on January 2, 2018.
Box Office Mojo is reporting that Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Minna no Monogatari), the 21st film in the Pokemon franchise, earned US$789,170 in the United States from November 24 through December 3, 2018.
The film had a release through Fathom Events in the United States on November 24, November 26, November 28, and December 1, 2018. Box Office Mojo is also listing small earnings for other days in the November 24 – December 3, 2018 time period aside from those main four days.
Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us premiered in theaters in Japan on July 13, 2018 and opened at #2 at the Japanese box office.
The January 2019 issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Comp Ace magazine has published the final chapter of Keiji Watarai’s Piyoko to Makaicho no Hime-sama manga. Watarai said in the author comments for the magazine, “It’s time to say goodbye to Hime-sama and her friends for now, but I hope I can meet with them again someday.”
Watarai launched the manga in the magazine in August 2017, and Kadokawa published the manga’s first volume on March 24, 2018. The company will publish the manga’s second volume on December 26, 2018.