Japanese actor Takeru Satoh, known best for a series of roles in drama, has been identified as the most likely actor to play the role of Himura Kenshin in a rumoured movie adaptation of hit Shonen Jump bakumatsu era samurai manga Rurouni Kenshin.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 28, 2011 14:09

    Hiro Mizushima/Tendou Souji from Kamen Rider Kabuto... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 15, 2011 19:18

    Oro Sanjou !!... More

New To Love-Ru Anime Announced


Yet another anime adaptation of canned oppai manga To Love-Ru has apparently been announced, much to the delight of the show’s surprisingly persistent fans.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 6, 2010 09:48

    I just hope it's OVA with more to show though >..>)... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 5, 2010 00:14

    I'd be infinitely more excited about a sequel to the manga, since the ending was completely anticlimatic (I.E. very anime-like). I'd be even more excited for an Mx0 manga continuation than a to-Love-ru manga continuation.... More

“Publishers Fear Mangaka, Not Pirates”


Shonen Jump’s ultimatum to readers to stop uploading its manga online or face legal consequences is in response to publishers’ deeply held fears about a loss of control over their mangaka and a collapse in magazine sales, say commentators.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 7, 2013 09:38

    Hurrah, that's what I was looking for, what a stuff! existing here at this blog, thanks admin of this web site.... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 27, 2010 21:05

    What about a sort of "MangaFox"-esque website that would have all manga that any artist chooses to post, with ads integrated into webpage as you read, and also a link to the tankoubon version. Just an... More

Shonen Jump to Pirate Scum: “This is War!”


Shonen Jump has published an editorial threatening those who illegally copy its manga on the Internet with legal or criminal sanctions, and decrying all who would “wound the souls of mangaka.”

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  • Anonymous commented on July 23, 2010 22:40

    When that happens we will need to unite and cause a revolution for freedom!... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 24, 2010 23:22

    They won't win this war, Nothing can stop the INTERNET. The INTERNET and chuck norris are buddies, to declare war on the INTERNET is to declare war on chuck norris. And we know who comes out... More

Top 10 Manga 2010 – Men’s Ranking


The “Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2010” ranking of manga, divided into manga for men and women, provides an interesting though not altogether “sugoi” selection of manga; below is the shonen/seinen list.

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  • Chen-04 commented on July 17, 2013 03:26

    Hi, I'm from the future. Bakuman anime sucks.... More

  • Chen-04 commented on July 17, 2013 03:24

    This isn't a men's list. It's a list for little boys from little boys.... More

Japan’s Manga Industry in Dire Straits


Japan’s manga industry faces great peril, with a significant drop in overall sales and a precipitous drop in sales for manga magazines suggesting that change may be required sooner rather than later if the industry is to arrest its decline.

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  • ryvrdrgn14 commented on June 21, 2010 04:14

    It may be that most people just prefer the digital delivery of content rather than paper (which is probably one of the reasons). You can't really bring your favorite manga book/magazine to work and read... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 22, 2009 11:25

    Borders, and Barnes and Noble overprice their merchandise. Yotsuba&! from Borders (EN TL'd, printed and bound in Canada, shipped to the US): $10.99 (MSRP $9.99). Yotsuba&! from Kunokuniya in the US (JP language, printed and bound in... More

CyberConnect2 CEO Ultimate Narutard



Hiroshi Matsuyama, the CEO of CyberConnect2, the company responsible for the .hack and Narutimate Hero series of games, has confessed that he is a Naruto fan of legendary proportions, buying 15 copies of every volume and owning every issue of Shonen Jump published for the past 5 years.

However, unlike the unproductive obsessions of so many otaku, his has given rise to a successful company and a superb series of games, which he says is all down to his consuming love for the story: “The trick to producing an anime game is love for the original work!”

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  • Anonymous commented on October 14, 2009 05:58

    Actually, One Piece is the only series to reach DBZ sales.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 13, 2009 12:03

    I was just telling a friend this, I pretty much feel the same as Hiroshi~chan I really wish I could meet him. And naruto is not a crappy anime it's just become really mainstream and... More

To Love-Ru Gets “That” Kind of Ending


Though the sudden ending of To Love-Ru was not wholly surprising, the nature of the ending is surprising…

Fans expecting spoilers and an epic conclusion to almost 20 volumes worth of oppai manga from the ending scene, below, will be sorely disappointed:

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  • Anonymous commented on March 26, 2012 21:45

    I wanna watch Negima but I can't find it anywhere.(T ^ T)... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 26, 2012 21:33

    Yeah, mango. I thought it was good though juicy and sweet :P... More

To Love-Ru Officially Canned


Issue 39 of Shounen Jump magazine has confirmed that Yabuki Kentarou’s tentacle laced alien harem manga To Love-Ru will end next month ending all speculations.

The last chapter will be featured in the August 31st issue of Jump.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 16, 2011 03:35

    ''one of the best amine i have ever read'' You don't technically 'read' animes.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 26, 2010 05:07

    i agree To Love-Ru should continue and live on. Fuk the rest of u. U should rate this it is the best anime series i have ever seen in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... More

To Love-Ru in Trouble: Cancellation Imminent?


Top alien-girl-falls-in-love-with-boy, alien-girl-gets-raeped-by-tentacles shonen series To Love-Ru will soon be ending its serialization in Shonen Jump, according to credible rumours on 2ch.

The spectre of cancellation had long hung over the series, and recently the story had been pointing towards signs of coming to a conclusion, making the news seem all too likely to be legitimate.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 1, 2009 07:55

    I will miss To Love-Ru it was an good series for me I enjoyed every charpter and waited each week MANNNN... I'm really sad now ... I just wish Yabuki will continue doing an new... More

  • NeoScout commented on August 28, 2009 02:03

    fuc7k naruto... More

Top 10 Manga to Leave to Posterity


A survey of the top ten manga the Japanese would like to see left to posterity reveals the paragon of literary greatness in comic form is apparently a basketball manga, and that future generations might be disappointed should they happen not to like shonen manga…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 10, 2012 09:58

    not a chance....pass like a wind... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 4, 2010 14:06

    Where is Monster and Ruro-Ken (a.k.a. Samurai X)... More

Manga in Japan = One Piece


Manga in Japan appears synonymous with One Piece in much the same way that manga overseas is a shorthand for saying “Naruto“, if the latest manga sales figures are anything to go by.

The collected Oricon Top 50 figures for manga sales through the first half of 2009 (shown below) give a complete picture of what manga series are dominating Japan of late, with the usual blockbusters of Bleach, Naruto, and (of course) One Piece dominating much of the list.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2011 16:41

    FMA right up there with One Piece :) Both had a good story, good and funny characters, and both had really good omake. Gotta love them omake. A lot better comedy than most comedy magazines and... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2011 16:38

    Lol. K-On is just another moeblob, nothing actually interesting. No plot, no (good) characters, no substance. Its just a fictional story of how the characters live their lives (they arent even real...).... More

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