Manga Update

Weekly Manga Minute #10

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Kodansha and Viz are bringing in the goods this week! We’ve got Assassination Classroom, Itachi’s Final Journey, and a Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira. So let’s get into this week’s issue of The Weekly Manga Minute!

1. Assassination Classroom, Volume 13 is out!

Assassination Classroom continues it’s slaying with the thirteenth volume! The manga has been praised for its creative character development, its whacky take on the classroom dynamics and its stellar pacing. Fans will surely be ready to read the next entry. It was recently released on December 6, 2016.

Assassination Classroom - Volume 13 - Manga Cover

2. Itachi’s Final Journey From Daylight to Midnight!

Volume 2 of the popular Itachi’s Story manga just came out just this past week, and also dropped a preview for the second volume in their blog! The story is becoming quite intriguing. There are some big spoilers found in it, but if you’re up to date, it’s worth seeing the preview!

Itachi's Story - Volume 2 - Manga Cover

3. Kodansha Announces new Manga Licensing

Kodansha will be bringing two awesome manga to us! The first is “OTOMO: A Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira” and “Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju” by Haruko Kumota!

Here’s a little more about each manga:


“OTOMO includes art from more than 80 world-renowned fine artists, illustrators, and comic legends. Contributors include Stan Sakai, Range Murata, Tomer and Asaf Hanuka, Sara Pichelli, Aleksi Briclot, and more.”


“The multi-generational epic dives deep into this rich form of Japanese theater. Small-time crook Yotaro has never forgotten the rakugo tale “The God of Death,” which the master Yurakutei Yakumo performed for Yotaro during his time in prison.”

Each of them continues to show the Kodansha is still a force to be reckoned with in regards to bringing manga to the masses. You can read even more about it on their blog.

Otomo Tribute - Akira - Kodansha - Promotional Picture