From MangaCast comes "The Morning Report: Issue 38," which takes an in-depth look at Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Morning, as well as various manga artists whose works are serialized in the magazine.

topA new manga titled Angel Bank -Dragon Sakura Gaiden- (エンゼルバンク -ドラゴン桜外伝-) by Norifusa Mita will begin serialization in Morning No.45 (10/11).

A new series from Moyoco Anno titled Moonlight Himejion (月光ヒメジオン) will begin serialization in the December issue of Nakayoshi (11/2).

Two new manga, Mahiru no Nagareboshi ☆☆ (まひるの流れ星☆☆) by Iwao Kameme and Fukoumori ~Kyoumo Unhappy!?~ (フコウモリ ~きょうもアンハッピー!?~) by JINCO, will start in the December issue of Ciao.

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Aspiring manga artist Takeshi Miyazawa writes on Factory 9ine about his experience meeting with the Kodansha editors in "The Wall 2". Part 1 can be found here.

Via: MangaBlog

Ultimatum Tidbits reports that Ryōji Minagawa, mangaka of Spriggan, Project ARMS and D-Live!!, will begin a new series titled ADAMAS in Kodansha's Evening No.20, on sale 9/25.

• According a post on J.A.C. Bulletin, Lynn Okamoto, mangaka of Elfen Lied, will start a new manga in Young Jump this October centered around ski jumping.

• A new manga titled Assistant Romance Keika (アシスタント伝奇ケイカ) by Rosuke Nishikawa will begin in Young Animal No.11 (10/5).

• A new series titled Inanna (イナンナ) from Reiko Okano, mangaka of Onmyoji, will start in issue 41 of Morning, on sale 9/13.

• A manga version of Sushi Oji! (Prince Sushi!) (スシ王子!) will begin in issue 41 of Young Sunday, on sale 9/13.

• According to AoD, Kodansha Box will launch a new magazine called Pandora, which will be published twice a year.

Source: Ultimatum Tidbits

From AoD's Matthew Alexander comes an interview with Eijiro Shimada, Editor-in-Chief of Morning and its sister magazine Morning 2, and Yukari Shiina of world-manga.com (specialized in non-Japanese manga), who talk about Kodansha's 2nd Morning International Manga Competition (M.I.M.C.).

Kodansha has posted the results of the 1st Morning International Manga Competition (M.I.M.C.):

Grand Prize Winner ($5,000):

Second Prizes ($2,000):

Official commentary is available in both English and Japanese. Anime! Anime! has also posted a report, and ANN has a report in English.

Source: Eigo de! Anime & Manga

According to the latest diary entry from Kouji Seo, Suzuka, currently serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine and published in the U.S. by Del Rey Manga, will end in Shonen Magazine issue 42 (9/21) after 3+ years of serialization. According to the entry, the final manuscript was handed in on the 25th of this month.

topA new manga from Eiji Nonaka titled Hataki will begin serialization in Kodansha's Evening issue 18, on sale 8/28.

Eiji Nonaka is known for the manga Cromartie High School, which won the 2002 Kodansha Manga Award for Shonen Manga, and was nominated for the 2006 Eisner awards for Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material.

Source: Ikesan from FR-NEO RE

Kodansha has released volume 2 of DDD, a novel by Type-Moon's Kinoko Nasu, under its Kodansha BOX Imprint. When volume 1 of DDD was released, Kodansha's Editor-in-Chief praised the novel by saying: "This person (Nasu), is a genius!" This time, the editor comments that this is the "2nd chapter of the master piece representing the zero generation."

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