3 Dec 2016

Top 10 Best Selling Manga 2016 in Japan

Since 2009, every at the end of year, I always posted top 10 best selling manga in Japan,  and this is the time for 2016 to get the rank.

As usual, Eiichiro Oda's manga One Piece get the top position with 12,314,326 copies which the sales duration is from November 23, 2015 to November 20, 2016. Second position reach by Assassination Classroom with 6,887,192 sales. This year, One Piece sales is really far from the second position.


The top 10 list you can see below.


Top 10 Best Selling Manga 2016 in Japan 


NoManga TitleAuthor PublisherTotal Sales
1One PieceEiichiro OdaShueisha 12,314,326
2Assassination ClassroomYusei MatsuiShueisha6,887,192
3KingdomYasuhisa HaraShueisha6,595,968
4Attack on TitanHajime IsayamaKodansha6,544,081
5Haikyu!!Haruichi FurudateShueisha6,474,394
6The Seven Deadly SinsNakaba SuzukiKodansha5,115,573
7My Hero AcademiaKōhei HorikoshiShueisha5,114,916
8Tokyo Ghoul:reSui IshidaShueisha4,278,599
9One-Punch ManOne / Yuusuke MurataShueisha3,979,760
10Food Wars: Shokugeki no SōmaYūto Tsukuda / Shun Saeki
/ Yuki Morisaki
Shueisha3,477,128


Different from the previous years, since 2009, One Piece always compete with Naruto, but this year the Masashi Kishimoto manga not listed because the manga series has completed.

Source: Oricon via  ANN 


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5 Nov 2016

Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitarō Zenka Ari Spinoff Manga Was Released



On 4 November 2016, the first of two chapter Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga titled Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitarō Zenka Ari (Rurouni Kenshin Variant Story: The Criminal Ashitarō) has been released in the December issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine.

This spinoff manga is a project that created by Nobuhiro Watsuki who draw the manga and his wife Kaoru Kurosaki who create the story.

The manga tells story about Ashitarō Hasegawa, a criminal who live in the Tokyo prison. After out from prison he meet Aran Inoue, a boy his age and a girl who waiting him.








This manga is not the first Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga, previously Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga titled "Honō wo Suberu -Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku-" (Controlling Flame -Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-) has been released in 2014 which tell story about hishio Makoto and Yumi Komagata.





Source: ANN



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16 Oct 2016

Second Promotional Video of Kuroko Basketball The Movie Last Game Revealed

The second promotional video for  Kuroko Basketball The Movie: Last Game was uploaded to its Youtbe channel on October 13, 2016 and also revealed on the official website for the film. The PV with duration 22 seconds show characters of Jabberwock team, they are Nash gold Jr and Jason Silver.

Kuroko Basketball The Movie: Last Game (Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game) is adaptation of  Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga which is this movie is a sequel of Kuroko Basketball tv anime series. This film scheduled to release in spring 2017.

This film tell story about Vorpal Swords team which the member is 5 of Generation of Miracles or known as Kiseki no Sedai plus Kagami Taiga and Tetsuya Kuroko who plays against Jabberwock, an American street basketball team.

Besides this film, Kuroko no Basuke also get three compilation films, which is  Kuroko no Basuke Winter Cup Sōshū-hen: Kage to Hikari (Winter Cup Compilation ~Shadow and Light~), Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Namida no Saki e~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Beyond the Tears~), and Winter Cup Sōshū-hen ~Tobira no Mukō~ (Winter Cup Compilation ~Crossing the Door~).

Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game Second PV




Source: ANN 
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2 Oct 2016

The Anthem of the Heart (2015) Review



The Anthem of the Heart or known as Beautiful Word, Beautiful World (Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da.) which was released in 2015 tells story about Jun Naruse, a high school girl who has problem with communication because of bad experience in the past.

Actually, when Jun is a child, she is a cheerful and talkative girl until because of her talkativeness, her mother and father divorce, because Jun father's affair uncovered.
The problems that occurred plus the attitude of her parents who also blame Jun's talkativeness, make Jun blames himself and she rarely talk afther that and cannot express her feelings, even with her Mother.

Fortunately, when in high school, her teacher appointed him with 3 others of her classmate become committee to create a performing arts for their class. The meeting with the 3 classmate make Jun characters changed, slowly she can shout her feelings. Not just Jun who changed, but also her friends who actually also has problem to express their feelings to others with words.

This heartwarming film created by the staff who also created Ano Hana, also presents some warming song in the end of film which can make delivery of this film messages more intense to viewers.

The Anthem of the Heart not just suitable for high school students viewers but also adults viewers so they can get a nostalgic feels because everyone has experience for how harbored the feelings, and feel relieved when to be honest to shout out of all the feelings.

The Anthem of the Heart Exclusive Preview

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25 Sep 2016

One Punch Man Season 2 Confirmed



The 2015 popular tv anime series that adapted from manga with the same title, One Punch Man, get second season. This news announced by the staff and cast for One Punch Man tv anime series at the event called One Punch Man Fall Festival.

Unfortunately, there is no information about the release date for the new season. The staff also announced One Punch Man will get mobile game in 2017.

Even though the release date is not yet announced, this news answered the curiosity of One Punch Man fans about the continuation of this anime.


The origin of this series start from a webcomic that released in 2009 by ONE, while in 2012 adapted and remake by illustrator Yusuke Murata into manga. The manga, currently has 11 volumes.

Source: ANN
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