News from Japan
Metamorphosis BL Adaptation Trailer
The film based on the manga by TSURUTANI Kaori will be released in June this year and we can only be very happy. Spanish readers fell in love with this manga since its first publication, an example of this is the volume-by-volume follow-up that we are doing in the Negative Zone. If you don’t know what manga we are talking about, go through the volume 1 review, volume 2 review and volume 3 review and find out why we are in love with Yuki and Urara.
RIE Aruga premieres new series
The author of Perfect World just started a new series in the magazine Morning from Kodansha. The winner of the best shōjo manga at the 43rd edition of the Kodansha Manga Awards starts a story titled Koujou Yakei. After an accident at the age of seventeen, the lives of two childhood friends will be marked irremediably. From the publisher they announce this work as a manga with a social conscience. Hopefully one day, the new work of laugh come to our bookstores.
Top-10 sleeve sales
We conclude the review of current manga and anime with the ranking of the 10 best-selling manga in Japan during the weeks between January 31 and February 6 and between February 7 and 13, according to the data offered by the portal Oricon.
During the first week of the month the domain of jujutsu kaisen, despite the fact that it continued to maintain three volumes among the ten best sellers, as in previous weeks. unseating AKUTAMI Gege came from first place HORIKOSHI Kouhei with volume 33 of My Hero Academiaanother of the balls made in Shonen Jump that devastate sales, which came accompanied by the third volume of My Hero Academia: Team-up Missionone of his spinoffwhich rose to fourth place on the list.
The last place on the podium was occupied by the second volume The Fable – The Second Contactcontinuation of the manga MINAMI Katsuhisa, in which an expert assassin is forced to lead an ordinary life to cover for his boss. Between fifth and seventh place were volume 26 of Owari no Seraph, in which a teenager finds himself turned into a vampire slayer; the third collection of Higeki no Genkyou to naru Saikyou Gedou Rasubosu Joou wa Min no tame ni Tsukushimasumanga that starts from the conception of video games otome (visual novels starring women who are related to several men); and the sixth volume of Kuubo Ibuki Great Gamean interesting manga that poses a new world political climate as a result of environmental deterioration and the melting of the poles.
Closed the list the most recent volume of tokyo avengerswhose stable sales were enough to reach tenth place in the ranking given the low general figures for that week.
This week, My Hero Academia maintains the first position of sales without serious competition. In second place we find volume 48 of the interesting Chihayafurusleeve of SUETSUGU Yuki which has received important awards, in which the protagonist wishes to become the best player in karuta (Japanese traditional card game). In third place is the eighth volume of Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otokosleeve isekai adventure fantasy factory Square Enix. Other manga of this subgenre, to which we dedicate a program in our podcast, such as Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku and Isekai Kenja no Tensei Musou – Game no Chishiki de Isekai Saikyouare located with their most recent compilation in fourth and sixth position, respectively.
The latest news this week is Yowamushi Pedallong series of WATANABE Wataruwhich reaches volume 76 with the story of a young student who becomes part of his high school’s cycling club.