Tag Archives: Kodansha

Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Adaptation Announced

On the cover of the February copy of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine will reveal that there will be an anime adaptation of the hit manga, Welcome to the Ballroom.  Welcome to the Ballroom is a manga series illustrated and written by Tomo Takeuchi. The Welcome to the Ballroom series started back in 2011, is released in Monthly Shonen Magazine, currently has 8 volumes available, and is published in North America by Kondansha. Kodansha describes Welcome to the Ballroom as: Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash,...


Air Gear Author to Publish One Shot Epilogue

According to the cover of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine 2016 2nd and 3rd joint issue, Oh! Great (or Ito Ogure) will be releasing a one-shot epilogue to Air Gear. Air Gear is quite possibly the series that Oh! Great is most well known for creating, though some could argue that his original work, Tenjho Tenge.  The one shot will be released in the next issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine on December 22 and the story will take place half a year from the events in the final chapter of the manga. I have to say I’m happily surprised that we’re getting just a bit more Air Gear. It’s been over three years since Air Gear‘s manga came to its’...


Attack on Titan is Finally Getting a Console Game

For a long time now, fans have wanted a console version of Attack on Titan. There have been a couple of valiant efforts for the handheld market from Spike Chunsoft for the 3DS, but they weren’t exactly stellar. Now, years later, Attack on Titan is finally coming to consoles on the PS3, PS4, and Vita. The developer? Koei Tecmo, apparently! Not much is known at the moment, other than the fact that it will be developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo in partnership with Kodansha, who is responsible for publishing the manga both here in North America and overseas in Japan. Of course, it seems like there will be plenty of...


Shōnen Hollywood: Holly Trip for You Manga Ending in January

On Sunday , in the February issue of Kodansha’s ARIA magazine, it was announced that Ikuyo Hashiguchi and Sora Sumeraki’s Shōnen Hollywood: Holly Trip for You manga will be coming to an end. The final chapter of the manga will be featured in the following issue of the magazine which will be available on January 28th. Series description for those interested courtesy of ANN, The story follows the Shōnen Hollywood anime’s idols as they travel to Hawaii to shoot a new music video, but run into trouble. [ source: ANN ]


Your Lie in April Manga to End in February 2015

According to Kodansha’s Gekkan Shonen Magazine, the manga Your Lie in April (or also known as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) is going to be ending in the February edition. The manga originally started back in May of 2011 and is written by Naoshi Arakawa and published by Kodansha(1). The anime began back at the beginning of the 2014 Fall season and is still currently airing. The current anime adaptation is animated by A-1 Pictures. Here is a brief plot synopsis: Piano prodigy Kousei Arima dominated the competition and has become famous among child musicians. After his mother, who was also his instructor, died, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a piano recital...