VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Publish the PPPPPP Manga in English

VIZ Media and MANGA Plus have published the first chapter of Mapollo 3’s PPPPPP manga in English. Both services will publish the next chapter of the manga on September 26, 2021.

The story of PPPPPP is described as:

Kuon Otogami was a genius pianist whose name is among the greatest in the annals of the music world. He had seven children who also all became genius pianists. All seven except for the one named Lucky that is. This is the miraculous story of a regular kid taking on godly talent.

Mapollo 3 launched the PPPPPP manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on September 18, 2021.

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Dandadan Manga to Get an English Release on VIZ Media and MANGA Plus

Shihei Rin, editor of Yukinobu Tatsu’s Dandadan manga, has announced on Twitter that the manga will release in English on August 23, 2021. The manga will be available on VIZ Media’s website (it will be a web-only series) and on Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service.

The manga focuses on high school students Takakura and Ayase. Takakura is a huge fan of the occult but he does not believe in ghosts, and Ayase does not believe in aliens. Takakura and Ayase each have an incredibly bizarre encounter that transcends their mutual understanding.

Dandadan launched on April 6, 2021 on the Shonen Jump+ website.

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MANGA Plus Service Removes Language Restrictions

Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service has announced on Facebook that the service is removing its region restrictions for all languages. Readers can now select their choice of language for the service from English, Spanish, Thai, Brazilian Portuguese, Indonesian, and Russian. There are 67 series available in Spanish, six in Thai, four in Brazilian Portuguese, five in Indonesian, and six in Russian. The company also announced that it plans to add more content in new languages.

Shueisha launched the MANGA Plus service worldwide in January 2019. The service launched with 50 titles, including 13 completed series. The service publishes new chapters of currently serialized manga from Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, Jump Square magazine, and the Shonen Jump+ service at the same time they are released in Japan. While MANGA Plus is free to download and use, users can also purchase compiled book volumes for specific manga. The first chapter and the latest chapter of currently serialized manga are also free. A portion of the revenue from advertisements on the website go directly to the manga authors.

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VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Publish the Bleach One Shot in English

VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump manga service and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service have published the new 76-page chapter of Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga in English.

The one-shot ends seemingly on a cliffhanger, and features the words “New Breathes From Hell” in English and “Gokui Meimei-hen” in Japanese, where the character for “hen” is usually used to denote the title of an arc.

This year’s 35th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced the new chapter commemorating the 20th anniversary of the manga’s launch. The magazine teased the story of the one shot: “Ichigo was invited to Soul Society for a certain ceremony but!?”

Kubo launched Bleach in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, and ended it in August 2016. VIZ Media published the manga in North America digitally in English as Shueisha published new chapters in Japan. VIZ Media also published the manga in print.

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VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Publish Tatsuki Fujimoto’s New One Shot in English

VIZ Media and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service have both digitally published Chainsaw Man author Tatsuki Fujimoto’s new 140 page one shot manga titled Look Back.

The story of the one shot is described as:

Fujino is a fourth grader who draws a manga strip for the school newspaper. Her art makes her the star of the class, but one day she’s told that Kyomoto, a student who refuses to come to school, would also like to submit a manga for the paper…

Look Back was published on Shonen Jump+ in Japan on July 19, 2021.

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VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Add Two New Manga

VIZ Media and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service both added Minya Hiraga’s Neru: Way of the Martial Artist (Neru: Bugei Dōgyō) and Yūki Kawaguchi’s The Hunters Guild: Red Hood (Red Hood) manga on July 5, 2021 and on June 28, 2021, respectively. Neru: Way of the Martial Artist debuted in this year’s 32nd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on July 5, 2021, while The Hunters Guild: Red Hood debuted in the previous 31st issue on June 28, 2021.

The story of Neru: Way of the Martial Artist is described as:

Meet Neruma Isami, more commonly known as Neru. His martial artist grandfather left behind a book which serves as his only guide for his solitary training. Neru’s about to finish middle school and is totally unsure about his future. But everything changes when he meets the mysterious martial artist Akebi Haiba. She leads Neru to a high school where the toughest fighters have assembled. This martial arts high school action series now begins.

The story of The Hunters Guild: Red Hood is described as:

The winner of the 14th Gold Future Cup rookie manga competition now launches as a full series. Unique art captures the unfolding battle between hunters and werewolves. Who will win this battle to the death, man or beast? This grim fantasy tale with tons of style begins the hunt in Shonen Jump.

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VIZ Media and MANGA Plus to Publish the Candy Flurry Manga

Shonen Jump’s official Twitter account has announced that VIZ Media’s official website and MANGA Plus is releasing storywriter Ippon Takegushi and artist Santa Mitarashi’s Candy Flurry (Amenofuru) manga in English. The second chapter of the manga series was released on April 25, 2021.

The story of the manga is described as:

Toy Toy Candy–eat one of these magical sweets and gain candy powers. This isn’t a dream, it’s reality. And because of it, Tokyo was destroyed. Tsumugi is a lollipop user, the same candy that brought Tokyo to ruin. And she can’t have anyone finding that out. But what will she do when she runs into a criminal sweets-user who’s out of control? This unique candy-coated battle comedy manga is now ready to snack on.

Candy Flurry launched in this year’s 20th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on April 19, 2021.

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VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Release the Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade Manga in English

VIZ Media and MANGA Plus published the first chapter of writer Mikiyasu Kamada and artist Ashibi Fukui’s Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade manga on February 14, 2021. The second chapter will launch on February 21, 2021.

The story of the manga is described as:

Hakuo Gakuin’s mighty baseball team consistently makes it to Koshien, and Tamao Azukida dreams of making the team. To achieve his goal, Tamao does extensive research and undergoes a strict daily training regimen. But at tryouts, Tamao meets the enigmatic genius pitcher Tao Ryudo, and the course of his destiny may be forever changed. If people aren’t laughing, then you’re not dreaming big enough. A new baseball tale for the era begins.

Kamada and Fukui launched the manga in this year’s 11th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on February 15, 2021.

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MANGA Plus Adds the Don’t Blush Sekime-san! Manga

Shueisha’s MANGA Plus website has added the first three chapters of Shigure Tokita’s Don’t Blush Sekime-san! (Sekimen Shinaide Sekime-san) manga. New chapters will launch every Monday.

The story of the manga is described as:

His girlfriend is super popular, but he’s the only one who sees her turn bright-red. A rom-com about a boy and his over-embarrassed girlfriend.

Tokita launched the first three chapters of Don’t Blush Sekime-san! simultaneously on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ website on January 5, 2021.

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VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Release the Witch Watch Manga in English

VIZ Media and MANGA Plus published the first chapter of Kenta Shinohara’s Witch Watch manga on February 7, 2021. The second chapter will launch on February 14, 2021.

The story of the manga is described as:

Morihito, a boy with the strength of an ogre, is about to start living together with his childhood friend NIko, who is training to be a witch. NIko’s magic leads to all sorts of unpredictable trouble, and with two teens under one roof. Let the fantastical antics begin. Magical comedy series by Kenta Shinohara creator of SKET DANCE and Astra Lost in Space.

Shinohara launched Witch Watch in this year’s 10th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Source: ANN