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The Editor’s Blog is Manga Planet’s wrap-up of the week. We have a lot of exciting projects in the works now to produce more manga!  Manga Planet Updates We have been very busy at Manga Planet this week working to bring new manga to our website. Even though we only have two series, After School! and The Golden Age of Decadence, *hint hint* maybe around March or April we will be making a big announcement. We have officially released volume one of The Golden Age of Decadence and After School! on Amazon. Please consider supporting the artists and Manga Planet so that we can publish more manga in English! Last but not least, Manga Planet has launched the (Re)Birthday Party Campaign. From February 15 to February 22, you can enter to win a 500 yen Amazon.com Gift card! Just be sure to follow the entry rules. In Our Orbit: What’s Going, Going, Going, Going On (at…

To commemorate the release of the anime’s Blu-ray and DVD, the Yurakucho Marui is holding the first Land of the Lustrous exhibition from January 19, 2018 to February 25, 2018. Giving fans a better understanding of Land of the Lustrous’s world, the exhibit features a retrospective of the anime’s 12 episodes, photo spots, showcases of the real gems of the characters, and planning material for the animation staff. Thanks to our friends at Anime Marui, Manga Planet had the opportunity to visit the exhibit and take a photo for all our fans!  What is Land of the Lustrous? Land of the Lustrous is a fantasy seinen manga written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa. Kodansha began publishing the series in 2012. The animated series based on the manga aired from October 2017 to December 2017. The anime and manga take place in a far-off future where Gems populate the world and fight against Moon People. These mysterious Moon People continuously attempt to turn…

Followers can win Amazon.com Gift Card worth 500 yen Manga Planet is proud to announce the launch of the  “Manga Planet (Re)Birthday Party Campaign” on February 8, 2018 to celebrate the release of the new website. Thirty fans who follow Manga Planet on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will have the chance to win a 500 yen (or equal in home currency) Amazon.com Gift Card. The campaign will last three weeks long with each week focusing on one social media channel. Winners will be selected randomly. Twitter Manga Planet (Re)Birthday Party Campaign: Feb. 22, 2018 to March 1, 2018 To enter via Twitter: First, follow the Official Manga Planet Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MangaPlanet_JP Second, include #mangaplanet in a Twitter post about what your favorite manga is. Ten lucky entrants will win! Manga Planet will contact winners after March 2, 2018. On February 2, 2018, Manga Planet released its new website. Currently, the website…

Kizu Natsuki: From Doujinshi to Industry Like many popular Boys Love mangaka, Kizu Natsuki started as a doujinshi artist. Selling her Hetalia, Kuroko no Basuke and Haikyuu!! works under the name Gusari at events like Comic Market, Kizu Natsuki made a name for herself through her sensitive exploration of love and friendship in fanworks. In 2013, Kizu Natsuki made her manga industry debut in Be x Boy DX (Libre Shuppan) with Yukimura-sensei to Kei-kun (雪村せんせいとケイくん) and has since produced memorable Boys Love series Given (ギヴン) and Links (リンクス). Given ranked #7 Best Series by online Boys Love news and review website chil-chil.net. Additionally, the drama CD adaptation of Links ranked #4 Best BLCD (Boys Love CD) in 2017. To celebrate the fourth volume of Given, Kizu Natsuki’s original manga, and the fifth anniversary of her debut, Manga10 held the Given Illustration Exhibit. The exhibit ran from December 29, 2017 to…