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Japanese manga artist begs readers to buy his first volume, spurred by fears of cancellation

The manga’s low sales may be yet another symptom of the failing manga industry, though some netizens think otherwise. Despite the still monstrous popularity of some manga like One Piece and Dragonball, the manga industry has been in decline for some time, thanks to a strong secondhand market, a persistent pirating community, a drop in overseas manga sales, and the …

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Japanese women tell how they like to be hugged in survey of girls’ manga readers

Survey showcases squeeze strategies and scenarios. With winter here, plenty of people are trying to fight off the cold with sweaters, coats, and pot after pot of hot tea or coffee. But there’s nothing quite as good at getting rid of the chill as a lover’s warm embrace, and so the timing was just right …

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[:en]Japanese readers vote their top 10 coolest Shonen Jump characters with scars

[:en] Every scar tells a tale, some more fascinating than others. Action manga have a special place in our hearts, pumping out scenes after scenes of adrenaline-packed epic fights that’ll leave you wanting for more. The most vicious battles between rivals inflict wounds that leave scars, which are a bitter reminder of defeat. Sometimes they …

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Top 10 series with the most epic fights in Shonen Jump history, as voted by Japanese readers

Manga that make you sweat every time you read it. Weekly manga magazine Shonen Jump has been instrumental in publishing some of the most iconic series of all time. Many readers enjoy seeing adrenaline-pumping battles involving secret techniques and over-the-top transformations, for where else can you witness such clashes between greats except the world of …

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