According to (Ms.) Tomo Kimura's Translation Notes, mangaka Ai Yazawa has recovered from her illness, and as a result, Nana will resume serialization in Shueisha's Cookie magazine:

NANA has resumed with the issue of Cookie that just went on sale. There was a message from Yazawa-sensei on the mobile NANA site that she's fully recovered now, so I guess we’ll be able to read the series every month.

Via: MangaBlog

From Daily Yomiuri Online comes an article titled "Firms launch New Manga in Shrinking Market," which looks at how Shueisha and Kadokawa Shoten are launching new manga magazines in a "declining magazine market":

While Japan's domestic comic magazine market is gradually shrinking, two major publishers have recently inaugurated monthly comic compilations--Shueisha Inc's Jump SQ. (Square) for boys and Kadokawa Shoten's Kerokero A (Ace) for children. Can they keep young readers from moving away from the magazines and find a foothold in the shrinking market?

topOne Piece by Eiichiro Oda is one of the most popular shonen manga today. Serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump, the manga has a circulation of over 100 million.

Tsuredure Thoughts has written an article on the science found in One Piece, below is a translation of the article, so un-suspend your suspended disbelief as we tease out the make-believe science that is shown in One Piece.

Science Fiction One Piece
- I knew Luffy's comrades were something special~

Am I right in assuming you've heard of the manga One Piece?

As I write this, it's a popular manga being serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. There's also an anime which airs every week on Sunday.

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topA new cat manga magazine titled Neko Jikan was be launched on 10/26. Neko Jikan is the successor magazine of Neko Dama (Nekodama), which was suspended due to Aoba Shuppan's bankruptcy.

Also, other magazines formerly published by Aoba Shuppan have also been succeeded by magazines from other publishers. Green Arrow Shuppan's MYSTERY Sara (ミステリーサラ) (10/13) is the successor to Sakura Mystery, while MYSTERY Sara's extra issue, Mystery Blanc (ミステリーブラン), was launched on 10/22. Last but not least, Sakura Mystery DX has been transfered to Mediax and resumed publication on 10/6.

Chuosha reports that France Shoin's adult manga magazine Comic PAPIPO, originally launched in 1991, will cease publication after the 10/29 release of its December issue.

A new magazine titled Visualstyle was launched on 10/26. The magazine is centered around games, music and other entertainments. The first issue also featured a special feature on Clannad, as well as an interview with LIA. preview of the first issue can be found on the magazine's official website.

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topShueisha has announced that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki will be adapted into a light novel series called The Book ~ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 4th Another Day, with Otsuichi in charge of the story. The light novel will be released on 11/26.

According to the Comic Flapper Blog, Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D will be adapted into a manga. According to the blog, volume 1 of the manga will be released on 11/14 in the U.S., Germany, Italy, Spain and other countries simultaneously.

According to Moon Phase, Kiminori Wagasugi's manga Detroit Metal City will be adapted into an anime and live-action film.

Biohazard (known as Resident Evil in the U.S.) will be adapted into a manga and serialize in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shounen Champion. The manga is written by Masaru Miyazaki and drawn by Naotsugu Matsueda. The first chapter will begin in Shounen Champion No.50.

Canned Dogs is reporting that the first issue of Jump Square, released on 11/2, has sold out in numerous stores in Akihabara and Nipponbashi:

Akibablog and Otaroad blog reports that the newly launched monthly manga magazine Jump Square is sold out in most shops across Akihabara and Nipponbashi.

topJump SQ's official website has announced that the Shiki horror fantasy novels by Fuyumi Ono will be adapted into a manga series by Ryu Fujisaki (mangaka of Hoshin Engi). The new manga will start in Jump Square's January 2008 issue (12/4).

The light novel Maid Deka by Yuji Hayami (author) and Kiyotaka Haimura (illustrator) will be adapted into an online manga. The new manga, drawn by Michiko Usami, will begin serialization in FlexComix Blood on October 12, 2007.

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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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A new manga titled Hatsukoi Limited (初恋限定) by Mizuki Kawashita, creator of Ichigo 100%, will begin serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump No.44 (10/1).

A new series titled GTR -GREAT TARO REVOLUTION-, drawn by Toda Takanobu, will start in Big Comic Spirits No.44 (10/1).

The official site for Futabasha's seinen manga magazine Manga Action Pizazz has been opened at

Source: Ultimatum Tidbits

Koukoku no Shugosha (Imperial Guards) by Daisuke Sato (author) and Yu Ito (artist) will end in the October issue of Ultra Jump (9/19). Koukoku no Shugosha, based on a novel of the same name, began serialization in July 2004 and was one of the finalists in the 11th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Award.