Katrina Dec 09, 2015
You can now read Kodansha Comics on OverDrive through your local library. The digital service is available to U.S. and Canadian libraries. More than 400 titles will be available.
DramaFever has listed what will be available this month. Several dramas, web dramas, and movies you can add to your reading list. The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards program and the first 90 episodes of Running Man is also available.
Viz Media is releasing Yoko Kamio’s Crown of Thorns manga in digital format on Dec. 8. Her other manga, Boys Over Flowers, is also licensed by Viz. The company will also be releasing CLAMP’s Man of Many Faces manga Dec. 15.
Yona of Dawn manga was awarded Hakusensha’s Denshi Shoseki Taisho Award. Yona of the Dawn is the best-selling digital manga from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. ANN has listed other digital manga who received an Excellence Award.
The two-part live-action film Chihayafuru have release dates. Part one Kami no Ku (The First Line) will run March, 19, 2016 and the second part Shimo no Ku (The Second Line) will release April 29. The film is based off of Yuki Suetsugu’s shoujo manga by the same name.
Moyoco Anno’s shoujo manga series, Sugar Sugar Rune, will be republished in full color with more content. The series ran in Nakayoshi magazine and is published in English. Udon Entertainment, the North American publisher for the series will be republishing the new volume in 2016.
Riyoko Ikeda’s The Rose of Versailles will get a two-chapter shorty story manga in Margaret shoujo magazine this December. The story will feature Oscar. . Udon Entertainment licensed the series and will release the first English omnibus volume in North America in 2016.
Shueisha’s Cookie magazine released a 2016 NANA calendar in its January issue. The calendar features new images from Ai Yazawa. NANA is on hiatus after Yazawa became ill in 2009.
Studio BONES’ “Memories Melodies” music video for Idolish 7 was launched this week. The video is part of a mulit-media mixed production that stars seven boy idols. The multimedia project features a smartphone game, music releases, manga, and a serialized novel.The characters were designed by shoujo mangaka Arina Tanemura, a fan favorite mangaka here in North America. The first song, “Monster Generation” was produced by vocaloid artist kz. The manga is being drawn by Nokoshi Yamada and running on HanaLaLa online manga service. The novelization is being written by Bunta Tsushimi and published on Web Hakusensha online novels. The iOS and Android game is made by Bandai-Namco and Lantis.
The cast of the stage play for Arcana Famiglia were revealed in costume on the official website.