December 10th, 2013

Top Manga Ranked by Kono Manga ga Sugoi 2014 Voters

Takarajimasha Inc. shipped the 2014 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook on Monday with its list of the top titles in four categories. The lists are the result of surveys conducted among more than 400 professionals in the fields of manga and publishing.

[Top 20 Manga for Male Readers]


Top 20 Manga for Male Readers

assassination

Rank

Title

Creator(s)
1. Assassination Classroom Yusei Matsui
2. Sakamoto desu ga? Nami Sano
3. Ajin Gamon Sakurai
4. Jūhan Shuttai! Naoko Matsuda
5. The Seven Deadly Sins Nakaba Suzuki
6. Attack on Titan Hajime Isayama
7. Hikidashi ni Terrarium Ryoko Kui
8. Amaama to Inazuma Gido Amagakure
9. Onnoji Yūki Shikawa
10. Hōseki no Kuni Haruko Ichikawa
11. Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki Makoto Ojiro
12. Shokugeki no Sōma Yūto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki
13. Kū Neru Futari Sumu Futari Kinoko Higurashi
14. Ashizuri Suizokukan Panpanya
15. Cafe de Yoku Kakatteiru J-pop no Bossa
Nova Cover wo Utau Onna no Isshō
Chokkaku Shibuya
16. Boku Dake ga Inai Machi Kei Sanbe
17. Chaser Jōkura Cozy
18. Flowers of Evil Shūzō Oshimi
19. One-Punch Man Yuusuke Murata, ONE
20. Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Yasuo Ohtagaki, Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino



[Top 20 Manga for Female Readers]


Top 20 Manga for Female Readers

sayonara-01-shogakukan

Rank

Title

Creator(s)
1. Sayonara Sorcier Hozumi
2. Tokimeki Tonight - Makabe Shun no Jijô Koi Ikeno
3. Tsukikage Baby Yuki Kodama
4. Hibi Chōchō Suu Morishita
5. Kakukaku Shikajika Akiko Higashimura
6. Palace Meidi Banko Kuze
7. Pochamani Kaname Hirama
8. Nigeru wa Hachida ga Yakunitatsu Tsunami Umino
9. Onna no Ie Akane Torikai
10. Torikae Baya Chiho Saito
11. Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun Izumi Tsubaki
12. Sennen Mannen Ringo no Ko Ai Tanaka
13. Hana to Rakurai Kana Watanabe
14. Naisho no Hanashi - Yamamoto Lunlun Sakuhinshū Lunlun Yamamoto
15. Ore Monogatari!! Aruko, Kazune Kawahara
16. Niji no Musume Umiko Igawa
17. Ao Haru Ride Io Sakisaka
18. Are ga ii Kore ga ii Umiko Igawa
19. Tōmei Ningen no Koi Yuki Ando
20. Sakikusa no Saku Koro Fumiko Fumi



[Top 10 Manga Magazines for Male / Female Readers]


Top 10 Manga Magazines for Male Readers

shonen-jump

Rank

Title

Publisher
1. Weekly Shonen Jump Shueisha
2. Afternoon Kodansha
3. Harta Enterbrain
4. Good! Afternoon Kodansha
5. Manga Action Futabasha
6. Young Jump Shueisha
7. Young Magazine Kodansha
8. Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine Kodansha
9. Morning Two Kodansha
10. Big Comic Spirits Shogakukan


Top 10 Manga Magazines for Female Readers

flowers

Rank

Title

Publisher
1. Flowers Shogakukan
2. Betsuma Shueisha
3. Feel Young Shodensha
4. Cocohana Shueisha
5. Bessatsu Hana to Yume Hakusensha
6. Hana to Yume Hakusensha
7. Be Love Kodansha
8. Margaret Shueisha
9. Kiss Kodansha
10. Itan Kodansha




The Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2014 book also features special drawings from the winners, and comments from popular manga authors such as Ryo Ikuemi, Hajime Isayama, Kazune Kawahara, Yū Sasuga, Haruko Kumota, Hozumi, and others. The book also has commentary from various celebrities such as Tsubasa Honda, Kaori Fujino, Hyadain, SKE48's Airi Furukawa, and others.


Last year, Kenichi Tachibana and Yū Sasuga Terra Formars topped the Male Readers list, and Aruko and Kazune Kawahara's Ore Monogatari!! topped the Female Readers list. Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump topped the Manga Magazines for Male Readers list, and Shueisha's Betsuma topped the Manga Magazines for Female Readers list.




ANN

Osamu Mukai joins the cast of “Momose, Kocchi wo Muite”

N0058811_l



On Monday it was announced that Osamu Mukai will appear in Momose, Kocchi wo Muite, an upcoming film which will mark the starring debut of former Momoiro Clover member Akari Hayami.

In a bit of a departure for the popular actor, Mukai will play a “himote” (nerdy, painfully shy, etc.) novelist who reflects back on his first love as an unpopular 15-year-old high school student 15 years in the past. He’ll also serve as narrator with the young version of himself being played by Taro Takeuchi.

The film is based on a novel by Eiichi Nakata, a pen name used by popular novelist Otsuichi. The story revolves around a high school relationship based on a lie. In order to silence rumors which have been circulating around school and salvage his relationship with class “madonna” Tetsuko (Anna Ishibashi), an upperclassman named Shun (Asuka Kudo) introduces dweebish Noboru (Takeuchi) to a quirky girl named Momose (Hayami) and convinces them to pretend to be dating each other for a while. Inevitably, pretending to be a couple leads to confusion and feelings of unrequited love.

Japanese rock trio WEAVER, who recently announced they’ll be moving to London together at the end of January to study English, will provide the film’s theme song.

“Momose, Kocchi wo Muite” will open at Shinjuku Piccadilly and other theaters nation-wide from May 10, 2014.



eigapedia (formerly nipponcinema)

World's thinnest ever condoms created in Japan

article-2519810-19ED125B00000578-349_634x333



Japanese scientists have created what they claim to be the world's thinnest condoms, which are one sixth the width of a human hair.


The thickness of the rubber in the ultra-light polyurethane contraceptive tool has been measured at 0.01 millimeters, with the average width of a human hair measuring 0.06 millimeters.


According to reports, it took creators Sagami Rubber industries more than a decade to complete the design of the material.


They claim over 20,000 condoms were put through rigorous stress tests to ensure they were safe for human use.


Sagami have a track record of pioneering change in the world of contraceptive technology.
They were the first company to create a colour condom, and set a previous thinness standard in 2005 when they released a 0.02 millimeter version in 2005. Their products are streets ahead of western contraceptive technology with the biggest brand in the U.S. only offering a condom which is 0.06 millimeters thick.


Launched in Tokyo two weeks ago, the 'Sagami Original 0.01' costs the equivalent of £7.30 for a box of five.


According to reports, they have been flying off the shelves in Japan, with many stores having sold out. Researchers told Japanese TV show Tokyo Sports, that they were now exploring the possibility of going even thinner.


A researcher for Sagami, said: 'Honestly, I don't how we can make them thinner than this.
'But as long as there is a need for thinner, we will continue researching 0.009 millimeter and 0.008 millimeter thinness.'



dailymail.co.uk

[GOO Ranking] Actors/Actresses you'd want to play a villain

20. Others (326 votes)
19. Oomasa Aya (141 votes)
18. Naka Riisa (199 votes)
17. Tabe Mikako (203 votes)
16. Nounen Rena (257 votes)
15. Inoue Mao (320 votes)
14. Aragaki Yui (326 votes)
13. Kiritani Mirei (337 votes)
12. Hashimoto Ai (351 votes)
11. Takei Emi (364 votes)

[top 10 actresses]


10. Nagasawa Masami (398 votes)
2f087cf60df3ca20ae7178d9533965a6


9. Ueto Aya (425 votes)
201312080001_000


8. Toda Erika (556 votes)
54868e3c-a6c3-44c3-a2f5-075dc7fe5125_n


7. Miyazaki Aoi (570 votes)
20130212_akb_33


6. Yuu Aoi (602 votes)
f6ce751a


5. Horikita Maki (718 votes)
20130206_nakariisa_29


4. Ishihara Satomi (787 votes)
無題42


3. Ayase Haruka (1137 votes)
85775922_624


2. Kitagawa Keiko (1150 votes)
1_roommate_main_rgb400


1. Kuroki Meisa (1630 votes)
20130823_rupan_17





20. Others (430 votes)
19. Takito Kenichi (91 votes)
18. Teppei Koike (173 votes)
17. Takakura Ken (226 votes)
16. Tsumabuki Satoshi (258 votes)
15. Aiba Masaki (261 votes)
14. Nagase Tomoya (268 votes)
13. Fujiki Naohito (327 votes)
12. Oizumi Yo (377 votes)
11. Kataoka Ainosuke (387 votes)

[top 10 actors]


10. Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (419 votes)
images


9. Abe Hiroshi (429 votes)
002-uomo-january-2013-hiroshi-abe


8. Miura Haruma (492 votes)
p4127671a967424232


7. Watanabe Ken (634 votes)
ken


6. Sakurai Sho (714 votes)
Lips Sept 02


5. Ohno Satoshi (724 votes)
f6574936acaf2edd6ef75bd48f1001e939019363


4. Ninomiya Kazunari (729 votes)
Men's Non-no [2013.04] 004


3. Osamu Mukai (818 votes)
1470


2. Masato Sakai (1053 votes)
sakaimasato_hanzawanaoki


1. Fukuyama Masaharu (1214 votes)
12094585269700697252







source

Attack on Titan Spinoff Causes Magazine's Print Run to Increase 10-Fold

20131111dog00m200025000c_450news_large_aria201402



Kodansha decided to make another printing of the January 2014 issue of Aria magazine, which launched Hikaru Suruga and Gan Sunaaku's Attack on Titan: No Regrets (Shingeki no Kyojin Gaiden: Kuinaki Sentaku) spinoff manga. The first printing of the issue was already five times greater than the magazine's usual print run, but after the second printing, the issue will now have 10 times more copies than usual.


The issue's first printing shipped on November 28, and the second printing will arrive in stores around December 16. According to the Japanese Magazine Publishers Association, Aria had a verified monthly circulation run of 13,667 from July to September, before the Attack on Titan spinoff launched.


The Attack on Titan: No Regrets manga focuses on Levi's past, including his first encounter with Commander Erwin and how he entered the Survey Corps. The manga is on the cover of both the January and February issue, which ships on December 28. Suruga is drawing the manga, and Sunaaku (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) from Nitroplus is in charge of the manga's scripts. Sunaaku is also penning Kuinaki Sentaku (No Regrets) visual novels that are shipping with the third and sixth Blu-ray Disc volumes of the Attack on Titan television anime series.

Hajime Isayama's original Attack on Titan manga has already inspired Saki Nakagawa's Attack on Titan: Junior High (Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō) spinoff comedy manga series and is inspiring the Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga by Satoshi Shiki that is based on Ryō Suzukaze's light novel series of the same name. Vertical is publishing the light novel series in North America.

Kodansha Comics is publishing Isayama's original Attack on Titan manga in North America, along with the Attack on Titan: No Regrets and Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga. It is also publishing the Attack on Titan: Junior High manga and the Attack on Titan Guidebooks: INSIDE & OUTSIDE.




ANN