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Complete “Death Note” manga series to be released as a one volume omnibus on October 4th

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With the upcoming film “DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world”, to be released on October 29th in theaters in Japan, the 12-volume manga series will be released as a one volume 2400-page omnibus. It will be released on October 4th in Japan for Y2500.

Nisekoi manga series comes to an end

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Naoshi Komi’s Nisekoi” has been a popular romantic comedy since it was serialized back in 2011.

Naoshi Komi’s manga work is well-known for readers of Shonen Jump. From “Koi no Kami-sama”, “Williams” and “Double Arts”, Komi’s manga “Nisekoi” (False Love) was created as a one shot for Jump NEXT! in 2011 but then receiving the go-ahead as a weekly manga serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”.

It was also one of the first manga to receive an English translation online courtesy of Shueisha and a total of nine volumes have been released since then.

And now, Viz Media will be releasing the first volume of “Nisekoi: First Love” in the U.S. to coincide with the anime adaptation release of the series slated for January 2014.

“Nisekoi” revolves around high school Raku Ichijou. When Ichijou was a kid, he met a girl and he kept a lock, she kept the key and promised each other to get married if they one day find each other.

Since then, Ichijou has kept his promise and has worn the lock around his neck and has been hoping to meet her again.

But Ichijou’s life is a little complicated. While a good-natured individual, unfortunately for him, he is the son of the leader of the Shuei-gumi yakuza syndicate. He has no interested in become part of the yakuza but everyone expects him to be the next one to lead the syndicate in the future.

Meanwhile, while going to school, he sees a foreign girl jumping from a wall and landing on him. He loses the lock on his neck and is very upset of what had transpired. Next thing you know in class, that same girl becomes a new student in his class.

Chitoge Kirisaki just moved from the U.S. to Japan and since her mom is Japanese and her dad is America, she is fluent in both Japanese and English. And suffice to say, when both Ichijou and Kirisaki see each other, they start yelling at each other and she nails him with a hit after he calls her “monkey girl”. People see how tough she is but to make them get along, his teacher puts Ichijou in charge of showing her around school.

He tries his best but the two are like oil and water, they just don’t get along. For the next week of trying to assist her, the two end up arguing and getting in each other’s faces.

If anything, Ichijou focus is more on finding the lock that was lost when Kirisaki landed on him. And he wonders if Kosaki Onodera, the popular girl in school and a person who has treated him with nothing but kindness is the girl that he made the promise with. He hopes it is her.

But just when Ichijou is about to give up, Onodera pleads with him to keep his promise and Ichijou is reminded that a promise is a promise and he intends to keep it. But wants to ask Onodera if there is any chance she may be the girl he made the promise too.

What he doesn’t know is that Onodera does have a key and she has always liked Ichijou but doesn’t have the guts to tell him.

But as Ichijou wonders if Onodera is the girl he made a promise too and excited for the possibility that it might be, when he gets home, his father talks to him about something important.

The problem is that the Shuei-gumi and another rival yakuza gang are in the brink of all-out war that would damage both yakuza gangs, he and the other leader have come up with the plan. Ichijou must pretend to be dating the daughter of the leader of the opposing yakuza gang.

Ichijou doesn’t want to get involved and his father told him that he must forget dating any other girl and focus liking this girl they set him up with.

When the two are introduces, Ichijou is shocked that the girl is Chitoge Kirisaki. And for both of them, they must promise to be boyfriend and girlfriend for three whole years and be convincing to both yakuza gangs that they are truly in love.

Both don’t want to be involved with each other but they have no choice. But now they must find a way to co-exist with each other as both yakuza gangs are suspicious of their relationship especially Kirisaki’s guardian, Claude.

Meanwhile, Ichijou still wants to ask Onodera if she is the girl with the key and Onodera is about to let him know that she is. But before they can, the whole school are told that both Ichijo and Kirasaki are boyfriend and girlfriend.

And now it has made things tough for both Ichijou and Kirisaki, but can they keep this charade of being in love with each other, especially if they despite one another?

And since then, there are a few other complications as not only Chitoge and Onodera have fallen for Raku, but also Chitoge’s bodyguard Tsugumi and Marika Tachibana, who Raku’s father promised Marika’s father that they would marry?

But while Raku Ichijou and Chitoge Kirisaki are supposed to fake their relationship, Chitoge is starting to realize that with each moment spent with Raku, she is slowly falling in love with him.

The serialization (chapter 229) ended in the merged issue 36-37 of “Weekly Shonen Jump” and the final graphic novel volume 25 is expected to be released in October.

Yoshihiro Togashi’s “Hunter x Hunter” is back!

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It has been over three years since a “Hunter x Hunter” chapter, but Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga makes its return to Shonen Jump.

http://www.shonenjump.com/p/sp/1603/hxh/

Manga One to celebrate 3,000,000 manga download with entire series of “Ranma 1/2”, “Fushigi Yugi” and “Kyo Kara Ore Wa!!”

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Shogakukan’s Manga One (manga-one.com) will be celebrating its 3 millionth manga download and starting today for a limited time, all “Ranma 1/2” manga volumes will be available for free (2/10-2/28) and will be followed up by free downloads of the entire “Fushigi Yugi” (2/18-2/28) and “Kyō Kara Ore Wa!!” (2/24-3/13) volumes.

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The commercial for Manga One began airing today:

Karuho Shiina’s “Kimi ni Todoke” Vol. 21 is the best selling manga in Japan for a second straight week

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The Shueisha manga series “Kimi ni Todoke” (君に届け) Vol. 21 is currently the #1 selling manga in Japan for the second straight week with 166,060 copies sold.

The shojo manga is written and illustrated by mangaka Karuho Shiina and has been serialzied in Shueisha’s “Bessatsu Margaret” since 2005 and was the winner of the “Best Shojo Manga Award” in the 32nd annual Kodansha Manga Award back in 2008.

“Shokugeki no Soma” is the second best selling manga with 114,690 copies sold. “To LOVEru-toraburu- Darkness” vol. 10 is the third best selling manga with 131,565 copies sold.

The Top 10 selling manga of the week are as follows:

      1. Kimi ni Todoke Vol. 21
      2. Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 7
      3. To Loveru – Toraburu- Darkness Vol. 10
      4. Haikyu!! Vol. 10
      5. Okami heika no Hanayome Vol. 10
      6. Beezlebub Vol. 26
      7. Kinnikuman Vol. 46
      8. One Piece Vol. 73
      9. Dai Ku Stray Dogs Vol. 4
      10. World  Trigger Vol. 5

Magi vol. 20 by Shinobu Ohtaka is the best selling manga in Japan for the week (January 27, 2014)

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Shinobu Ohtaka’s “Magi” vol. 20 is currently the best selling manga in Japan selling 269,671 copies. Coming in second place is “Meitantei Conan” (Detective Conan) vol. 82 by Gosho Aoyama which sold 237,459 copies. At #3 is “Aoha Ride” by Io Sakisaka vol. 9 which sold 197,213 copies.

The Top 10 selling manga of the week are as follows:

  1. Magi Vol. 20
  2. Meitantei Conan Vol. 82
  3. Ao Ha Ride Vol. 9
  4. Kuroshitsuji Vol. 18
  5. Kingdom Vol. 33
  6. Otoyomegatari Vol. 6
  7. Gin no Saji Silver Spoon Vol. 10
  8. Magi Sinbad no Bouken vol. 2
  9. Mix Vol. 4
  10. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun vol. 13

Ao no Exorcist vol. 12 by Kazue Kato is the best selling manga in Japan for the second straight week (January 13, 2014)

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Kato Kazue’s “Ao no Exorcist” vol. 12 is currently the best selling manga in Japan for the second straight week selling 214,948 copies. Coming in second place is “Ansatsu Kyōshitsu” (Assassination Classroom) vol. 7 by Matsuei Yusei sold 210,266 copies. At #3 is “Natsume Yuujinchou” vol. 17 which sold 168,344 copies.

The Top 10 selling manga of the week are as follows:

  1. Ao no Exorcist vol. 12
  2. Ansatsu Kyoshitsu vol. 7
  3. Natsume Yuujinchou vol. 17
  4. Toriko vol. 28
  5. Shingeki no Kyojin Vol. 12
  6. Nisekoi vol. 10
  7. Haikyu!! Vol. 9
  8. Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu vol. 5
  9. Owari no Serafu vol. 4
  10. Beezlebub vol. 25

Ao no Exorcist vol. 12 by Kazue Kato is the best selling manga in Japan for the week (January 6, 2014)

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Kato Kazue’s “Ao no Exorcist” vol. 12 is currently the best selling manga in Japan selling 276,710  copies. Coming in second place is “Ansatsu Kyōshitsu” (Assassination Classroom) vol. 7 by Matsuei Yusei sold 249,653 copies. At #3 is Fujimura Mari’s “Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu” vol. 5 which sold 191,154 copies.

The Top 10 selling manga of the week are as follows:

  1. Ao no Exorcist vol. 12
  2. Ansatsu Kyoshitsu vol. 7
  3. Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu vol. 5
  4. Saki Vol. 12
  5. Working!! Vol. 12
  6. Ookami Shoujo To Kuro Ouji Vol. 8
  7. Fairy Tail Vol. 41
  8. High Score Girl Vol. 5
  9. Shingeki no Kyojin Vol. 12
  10. Kobayashi ga kawai sugite tsurai!! Vol. 5