Udon Entertainment to Release the First Volume of The Rose of Versailles Manga in December 2019

Udon Entertainment revealed at its panel at San Diego Comic-Con that it will release the first volume of Riyoko Ikeda’s The Rose of Versailles manga in December 2019. The remaining four volumes are slated to ship three or four months apart. The company said that all five omnibus volumes of the manga have been localized, and the localization is now waiting for Ikeda Production’s approval.

The company also stated:

It has been a very long process for us because of how important this book is to UDON. We decided to actually finish the translation and localization work and lettered the whole series, so we can can cross-check all the details in the 82 chapters and side stories to make sure a lot of historical character and location’s name are correct, before we start planning on the release. What it means is that we will be sure that we can stick to a release schedule, and also ensure that there is no mistake or back tracking on the localization. We are very proud of the end results. Every sound effect is also localized and touched up too to match with the original look of the Japanese edition.

Source: ANN

SOZO Comics to Release Four Manga in English on ComiXology

Digital comics publisher SOZO Comics has announced on Friday that it will release four manga in English on Comixology starting on July 16, 2019.

The four titles are:

  • Enchanted Racer by Akira Itō, Yoshio Sekine, and Ikeda
  • Marin by Sanyo and Himekawa Art
  • Prince of Lan Ling by Yoshiki Tanaka and Takeru Kirishima
  • ZAN by Mark A.Z. Dippe and GORIO21 (Taishi N.)

Source: ANN

Yen Press Issues Correction Regarding Two Persona 5 Manga Licenses Mistakenly Announced at Anime Expo

Publisher Yen Press announced on its website and on Twitter that “due to an error” on the company’s part, the company mistakenly announced licenses to the Persona 5 Mementos Mission and Persona 5 a la Carte manga at its Anime Expo panel on July 4, 2019.

Yen Press added, “To be clear, Yen Press has not been granted the rights to publish these titles in English.” The company apologized for any confusion caused by the original announcement.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia to Get a New Spin-off Manga

This year’s 33rd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Yōkō Akiyama will launch a spin-off manga of Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga, titled My Hero Academia: Team Up Mission.

The manga will get a prologue chapter in the Summer Volume 2 issue of Shueisha’s Jump Giga magazine on July 25, 2019, and then the manga will start its serialization in the September 2019 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine on August 2, 2019. The new spin-off manga is commemorating the fifth anniversary of the main manga.

Source: ANN

Boichi to Draw One Piece One-Shot Manga About Zoro for Manga’s 22nd Anniversary

This year’s 33rd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that artist Boichi will draw a one-chapter official spin-off manga for Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga. The one-shot is titled “Roronoa Zoro: Umi ni Chiru” (Fall Into the Ocean), and the manga will focus on a fight between Zoro and Mihawk.

Shueisha will publish the manga in the magazine’s 34th issue on July 22, 2019. The chapter will have 46 pages and will also feature a center color page. The one-shot is celebrating the manga’s 22nd anniversary, which will also be on July 22, 2019.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia is #1 Selling Graphic Novel in the United States for June 2019

Nielsen BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for June 2019 included 13 manga titles:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 19 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • Splatoon Volume 6 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 10 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#12)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata (#13)
  • Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (#14)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)

Source: ANN

VIZ Media and Anime NYC Welcome the Creators of the Dr. Stone Manga

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll and VIZ Media have announced that Dr. Stone manga creators Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi will participate in Anime NYC 2019 as Official Guests and that the prominent manga and recently debuted anime series will play a major role in New York’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention.

Inagaki and Boichi will join over 40,000 fans, guests, and publishers from across the U.S. and Japan at Anime NYC, November 15-17, 2019 inside the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Dr. Stone is an ongoing manga series spanning over 10 volumes and 100 chapters in Japan. In the series, all of humanity is turned to stone. Many millennia after that cataclysmic event, high school student Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku. Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science. Dr. Stone is published in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan, with VIZ Media releasing the book in the U.S. A hotly-anticipated anime adaption featuring the voices of Yusuke Kobayashi, Makoto Furukawa, and Kana Ichinose debuted on July 5, 2019 and is available in the U.S. now on Crunchyroll.

Dr. Stone writer Riichiro Inagaki is also the author of the sports drama Eyeshield 21, and Dr. Stone artist Boichi is the prolific Korean illustrator behind Sun-Ken Rock. Both will participate in panels, autograph signings, and special events at Anime NYC to celebrate Dr. Stone‘s success. More details about their schedules will be revealed in Fall 2019.

“We’re deeply excited to welcome Mr. Inagaki and Boichi to Anime NYC,” said Anime NYC Show Director Peter Tatara. “Dr. Stone has taken the world by storm, and we’re privileged to welcome the creators of one of the year’s biggest manga to the biggest city in America!”

Dr. Stone is a smart new series that imagines a post-apocalyptic world and the role science will play in a budding human civilization,” says John Bae, VIZ Media Editor. “With Inagaki’s sharp storytelling and Boichi’s clean art style, we’re honored to welcome Dr. Stone‘s duo to Anime NYC.”

Anime NYC will continue to announce more guests from both America and Japan throughout Summer and Fall 2019, and attendees can look forward to the latest from sponsors, partners, and publishers including Crunchyroll, Animate, Aniplex of America, BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Funimation, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, Inc, VIZ Media, and Yen Press. Fans wanting to learn the latest can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets to this year’s Anime NYC are available now.