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February, 2012:

JManga Site Now Available Worldwide

JManga, a platform for reading legal manga online, announced on Tuesday that the website is now accessible worldwide. The site added that it is hosting a promotion between March 1-4. Those who sign up for a paid subscription to the site during that time period will receive twice as many points to use on the […]

JManga Adds The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer, More Harlequin Manga

JManga, a platform for reading legal manga online, revealed via newsletter on Tuesday will release eight new volumes of manga next week, including the first volume Satoshi Mizukami‘s Hoshi no Samidare (The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer) manga, and East Press‘ manga guide version of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital treatise. The full list is as follows: […]

Usamaru Furuya’s Our Light Club Prequel Manga Ends

The end of the eleventh chapter of Usumaru Furuya’s prequel manga Bokura no Hikari Club (Our Light Cub) revealed that the manga’s last chapter will be published on March 15. (Note: The above link is not safe for work.) Bokura no Hikari Club is being published online in Ohta Publishing’s Pocopoco web manga magazine. Furuya […]

Japanese Animation TV Ranking, February 13-19

Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV February 19 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 18.2 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV February 19 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 12.6 Doraemon TV Asahi February 17 (Fri) 19:00 30 min. 11.4 Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi February 17 (Fri) 19:30 24 min. 10.4 Detective Conan NTV February 18 […]

Japanese Box Office, February 18-19

Always: Sunset on Third Street ’64, the third live-action film based on Ryohei Saigan‘s nostalgic San-chōme no Yūhi – Yūyake no Uta manga directed by Takashi Yamazaki (live-action Space Battleship Yamato, Returner, Ballad) dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 during its fifth weekend. The original manga, a 1990-1991 television anime series adaptation, and the […]