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Haikyuu!! Anime Adaptation to Air Season 2 in October

The long wait is over! It has finally been confirmed that the second season of Haikyuu!!’s anime adaptation will air in October this year on MBS, Tokyo MX TV, CBC, BS11, and other TV channels. The 40th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine also teased the fans with the main visual including the characters in Haruichi Furudate’s manga series. It was also announced that Sumire Morohoshi will join the cast as Hitoka Yachi.

©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha/ANN

The first season of Haikyuu!! premiered in April and concluded in September last year with a total of 25 episodes. The manga, on the other hand, which is published by Shueisha, is still ongoing.

(via ANN)

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Shueisha Announces Tokyo Ghoul’s Stage Play Adaptation

Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga is confirmed to have a stage play adaptation! The report came out after Shueisha announced the news on its 17th issue of Weekly Young Jump magazine. No further details have been released except for the venues which will be in Tokyo and Kyoto.

©Sui Ishida/Shueisha

Tokyo Ghoul was first published on Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2011 and it recently concluded last year. A sequel  entitled Tokyo Ghoul:re has been serialized by Shueisha in addition to Sui Ishida’s prequel story Tokyo Ghoul: JACK. An anime adaptation by studio Pierrot was aired in 2014. The 12-episode series is then followed by Tokyo Ghoul √A. The second season started its broadcast in January this year and is currently ongoing. (Source: ANN)

Miyano Mamoru, Kenta Miyake Join the Cast of Assassination Classroom

©Yūsei Matsui/Studio Lerche

Voice actors Mamoru Miyano and Kenta Miyake will join the cast of the anime series adaptation of Assassination Classroom! Shueisha announced the news on its 10th issue of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine where Yūsei Matsui’s manga is currently being serialized. Mamoru Miyano will take the role of Gakushū Asano while Kenta Miyake will be Akira Takaoka. The two will be joining the current line-up of voice actors in the ongoing anime series led by Jun Fukuyama (Koro-sensei), Tomokazu Sugita (Tadaomi Karasuma) and Shizuka Itou (Irina Jelavic).

Miyano Mamoru as Gakushū Asano

Kenta Miyake as Akira Takaoka

A live-action film adaptation which casts Hey! Say! JUMP band member Ryosuke Yamada also premiered in Japan on March 21.

(Source: ANN)

Io Sakisaka to Launch New Manga

Io Sakisaka, the creator of Ao Haru Ride and Strobe Edge, is going to launch her new manga series in the July issue of Shueisha‘s Bessatsu Margaret magazine on June 13.

Strobe Edge was serialized from 2007 until 2010 with a total of 10 volumes. A live-action film adaptation, which stars Kasumi Arimura (Ninako Kinoshita) and Sota Fukushi (Ren Ichinose) will also be screened in March 2015.

(Strobe Edge’s Movie Trailer)

Io Sakisaka started Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ridein 2011, and the series is scheduled to conclude in February this year. It also inspired an anime adaptation series which was aired in July until September 2014. Production I.G. produced the anime which had 12 episodes. Ao Haru Ride’s live-action film adaptation was also released in Japan in December last year. Tsubasa Honda and Masahiro Higashide played the characters of Futaba Yoshioka and Kou Mabuchi, respectively.

© Io Sakisaka/aoha-anime.com

(via ANN)

Io Sakisaka to End “Ao Haru Ride” in February

Io Sakisaka, the creator of Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) is going to end her manga next month according to the February issue of Shueisha‘s Bessatsu Margaret magazine. The shoujo manga’s serialization started in 2011 and as of December 2014, 12 volumes have been released so far.

© Io Sakisaka/aoha-anime.com

An anime adaptation produced by Production I.G. was also aired in July last year, and the 12th and final episode was televised in September. A live-action film adaptation directed by Takahiro Miki was also screened in Japan on December 13, 2014. Tsubasa Honda and Masahiro Higashide played the roles of Yoshioka Futaba and Tanaka Kou, respectively. Izumi Fujimoto (Yuri Makita), Yua Shinkawa (Shuko Murao), Ryo Yoshizawa (Aya Kominato), Yu Koyanagi (Yoichi Tanaka), Yudai Chiba (Toma Kikuchi) and Mitsuki Takahata (Yui Narumi) also joined the cast.

Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) depicts the love story between Yoshioka Futaba and Tanaka Kou who both fell in love with each other when they were still in junior high. However, before she could even confess her feelings for him, Kou suddenly transferred and they lost contact with each other. Now that she is in high school, she unexpectedly reunites with Kou who changed his name to Mabuchi Kou. She realizes that she still has feelings for him, but the Kou she knew before is different now. In the course of their romance, they meet new people and friends who will also play a great part in their story.

(Source: ANN)

Top 20 “Most Powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump Manga

There is no denying that Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump is one of the best-selling magazines in Japan as it homes several of the widely-known manga including the recently concluded work of Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), which ended its 15-year run in the magazine. Da Vinci News conducted a survey and asked its readers to name what they think are the “most powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump manga. And those which managed to clinch a spot in the top 20 are as follows:

Rank Title Author
1 Dragon Ball

©Akira Toriyama/Shueisha

Akira Toriyama
2 One Piece

©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha

Eiichiro Oda
3 Gintama

©Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha

Hideaki Sorachi

4 Slam Dunk

©Takehiko Inoue/Shueisha

 Takehiko Inoue
5 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

©Hirohiko Araki/Shueisha

 Hirohiko Araki
6 Captain Tsubasa

©Youichi Takahashi/Shueisha

Youichi Takahashi
7 Kochikame

©Osamu Akimoto/Shueisha

Osamu Akimoto

8 Fist of the North Star

©Tetsuo Hara/Shueisha

 Buronson and Tetsuo Hara
9 Naruto

©Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha

Masashi Kishimoto

10 Saint Seiya

©Masami Kurumada/Shueisha

Masami Kurumada
11 Hunter X Hunter

©Yoshihiro Togashi/Shueisha

 Yoshihiro Togashi
12 Kuroko’s Basketball

©Tadatoshi Fujimaki/Shueisha

 

 Tadatoshi Fujimaki
13 Rurouni Kenshin

©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha

Nobuhiro Watsuki
14 Hikaru no Go

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Takeshi Obata and Yumi Hotta
15 Death Note

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
16 Bleach

©Tite Kubo/Shueisha

Tite Kubo
17 Reborn!

©Akira Amano/Shueisha

Akira Amano
18 Haikyu!!

©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha

Haruichi Furudate
19

City Hunter

©Tsukasa Hojo/Shueisha

Tsukasa Hojo
20

To Love-Ru -Trouble-

©Kentaro Yabuki/Shueisha

Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki

(Source: ddnavi.com via ANN)

“Shonen Jump” Manga Authors Pay Tribute to Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto

Following the end of Naruto’s 15-year run, various mangaka (manga authors) commented and paid tribute to Masashi Kishimoto in this year’s 50th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The series started its serialization in 1999 and lasted for 15 years after the final chapter was released on November 10. And to pay tribute to the global success of Naruto, the magazine’s contributors wrote their comments and congratulatory messages about the end of one of the most popular manga which also inspired them to create their own series, in one way or another.

©Weekly Shonen Jump

Masashi Kisimoto – Naruto

In accepting the final story, there are both happy and sorrowful (mixed feelings/a complicated mental state). Nevertheless, I’m able to speak clearly(/bluntly), thank you to all the readers. To the end, I truly thank you. Otsukaresama dattebayo!!

***Otsukaresama is a phrase to praise someone who is a hardworking, tired person as a form of appreciation for their job well done. As in you would say this at the end of the day to be like “Awesome job/Great work! You worked so diligently today! Have a rest!”.

Yusei Matsui – Assassination Classroom 

It’s been an honour to be present/witness to the end of great footprints. Masashi Kishimoto, truly, Otsukaresama Deshita.

Yuji Kimura – Garden

I ought to be able to commemorate and honor this issue of Weekly Shonen Jump by garnishing it with flowers. I await your thoughts/impressions.

Eiichihiro Oda – One Piece 

Both my friend and rival. Thank you for 15 years of cheerful/heartfelt serialization!! Kishimoto-san, Otsukaresama!!

Kohei Hirikoshi – My Hero Academia

Naruto was my youth (/springtime of adolescence) itself. Thank you for the greatest Shonen manga.

Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki – Shokugeki no Soma

During middle/junior high school, the work that (we) came across (by chance) is finally…! Kishimoto-sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita! We both really agree! (followed by the author names)

Kawada – Hinomaru Sumo

Ever since the time I was a student, I really enjoyed (myself) reading it. I admired (you). Kishimoto-sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita!

Hideaki Sorachi – Gintama

When Shinobi pass by, as I expected, the wind/breeze was refreshing. Kishimoto-Sensei, A resounding farewell, dattebayo

Shuichi Aso – Flame of Saiki Kusunoki Takeshi

This week’s end of serialization, became an amazing (can mean dreadful) thing. (laughs) Kishimoto-Sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita!

Haruichi Furudate – Haikyuu!!

I was very honored to have collaborated at Anime Festa. I’m always aspiring to be as cool/attractive/stylish as Naruto.

Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro – Toriko

Uooh! Kishimoto-san, for 15 years, truly Otsukaresama Deshita! Naruto, Thank you!

Naoshi Komi – Nisekoi 

To be witnessing/present for such a great conclusion of a serialization, I feel happy! Truly, Otsukaresama Deshita!

Daisuke Ashihara – World Trigger 

Closing one of Jump’s histories, Kishimoto-Sensei, a long serialization for 15 years, Otsukaresama Deshita.

Shinsuke Kondo – Juudouzu

15 years of Jump’s supporting and continued great undertaking. Respectfully from the bottom of my heart, Kishimoto-sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita!

Ippei Goto – Hi-Fi Cluster

Kishimoto-sensei, for a while now, Otsukaresama Deshita. I ought to, and am honored, to be able to commemorate and be involved (with you) in this issue Weekly Shonen Jump.

Ryo Nakama – Isobe Iso Hyoe Monogatari 

To come after Naruto, as a young mangaka, Now, I’m fired up and dreaming/looking forward. I’ll also do my best.

Tite Kubo – Bleach

Kishimoto-san, Otsukaresama Deshita! Although I believe it’s been busy to finish up, For now, please rest well!

Osamu Akimoto – Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo

Kishimoto-san, for 15 years of long serialization, Otsukaresama Deshita I await the comeback of your new work.

Yuto Kubota – Sporting Salt

Kishimoto-Sensei, Otsukaresamadesu. I have been reading since my childhood. I love Rock Lee!

Yusaku Shibata – Yoakemono 

Kishimoto-sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita. On your own, come back with a fresh start from training/learning. Thank you.

What are your thoughts about the finale of Naruto? 

(via OrganicDinosaur on Reddit)