According to the latest Shounen Jump Early-Sales Info, D.Gray-man by Katsura Hoshino will resume serialization in Shounen Jump issue 27 (on sale around 6/5)

Also, according to the Early Sales Info, Takaya by Sakamoto Yujiro will be ending in Shounen Jump issue 26.

Nobuhiro Watsuki's Buso Renkin, on the other hand, will be made into an anime TV series this fall. A list of casts and staffs can be found

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Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes full use of "pop culture" - such as manga, animation and music. Such pop culture is gaining popularity all over the world, and develops a chance for cultural diplomacy.

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Manga top 10 according to Tohan.

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Being adapted into drama, movies, and more, Shoujo Manga are catching more and more attention everyday. Now Entertainment Weekly "Oricon Style" has announced the result of its "Sweet Entertainment ~ Shoujo Manga Book Ranking." What kind of Manga is best at stimulating a girl's feeling?

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In order to celebrate Kochikame's (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo) 30th anniversary, Shueisha will be releasing the Super Kochikame Hobby Box on on September 15th for around 19,800 yen. Included in the box are nine special items:

- Ryou-san's 30th anniversary memorial statue
- Police Gun Television Remote control
- 30th Anniversary watch
- 30th Anniversary Memorial Booklet
- Weekly Shounen Jump (Year '76 No. 42) Mini-size book

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From Akita Shoten comes a new josei magazine titled "Cherry PINK." The first issue will be released on May 15th.

Big Comic Superior's official site has been re-launched with a new design.

Kodansha has updated the official site of Beth with more information regarding the upcomnig josei anthology.

The winners of the 30th Kodansha Manga Award have been announced. Kodansha Manga Award is awarded annually to works published in the previous year by Kodansha - one of the largest Japanese publishers. This year the winners are:

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