Twin Engine and Tencent join forces in a tie-up deal with Amutus and BookLive

A capital tie-up deal between Japanese animation production company Twin Engine and Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings has been announced. The deal also includes Amutus Corporation and BookLive. This is actually not breaking news as the companies are entering a second round of funding (the first one took place in April 2019) but it somehow … Read more

Food Wars manga artist releases special illustrations to mark the series’ 10th anniversary

Food Wars season 2 character visual

The Food Wars manga artist is going all out for the occasion with some unique new designs for Soma Yukihira and Erina Nakiri as the manga is now commemorating its tenth anniversary of debuting in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine! Even though the cooking-themed action series’ original manga and anime adaptation runs … Read more

Chainsaw Man MAPPA art illustration of Denji featured in new SWITCH magazine

SWITCH magazine cover

On August 30, 2022, SWITCH magazine revealed that its upcoming September 2022 issue will feature a special illustration by MAPPA on the cover featuring the popular character, Denji, from Tatsuki Fujimoto’s supernatural, horror manga Chainsaw Man. The special edition will be released in Japan on September 20, 2022. Notably, this is right before the scheduled … Read more

Blue Lock x Adidas soccer clothing join forces to create the Japan World Cup Kit with Japan’s national team equipment

Blue Lock x Adidas

On August 29, 2022, @WSM_manga, also known as Shonen Magazine News on Twitter, posted a stunning picture announcing a Blue Lock x Adidas collaboration. It’s called the Japan World Cup Kit and is working with Japan’s national team equipment. There’s a short video on YouTube to further celebrate the event, but most details are unknown. … Read more

Hunter x Hunter Togashi Yoshihiro Exhibition -PUZZLE- details exhibits

The organizers of the exhibition Togashi Yoshihiro Exhibition -PUZZLE- (冨樫義博展 -PUZZLE-), which will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the HUNTER x HUNTER / YuYu Hakusho mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi’s legacy, have revealed additional details about the exhibits and goods.   -PUZZLE- will open to the public on October 28, 2022, in Tokyo and will also tour … Read more