According to Moon Phase, a new manga titled Lucky Star: Pocket Travelers (based on Lucky Star's "Lucky Channel") by Akari Ryuryuu will begin serialization in the January issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace (11/26).

ANN reports that ealier this week, a man named Makoto Kawai attempted to rob a manga cafe in the Asakusa area of Tokyo around midnight, but was arrested by the police:

On Tuesday, a young man was arrested by police in the Asakusa area of Tokyo for the attempted robbery of one of the manga cafes where he occasionally stayed. The suspect, Makoto Kawai, allegedly entered the cafe after midnight and, threatening the counter clerk with a razor cutter, demanded 1 million yen. The police were called, and the suspect was arrested at the scene.

Yahoo Auction Watch is reporting that "a fake signed sketch by Akira Toriyama" recently appeared on Yahoo! Auctions. Although the item seemed obviously fake, the seller seemed to believe that this is a real sketch (or at least pretended to believe it), and replied politely to all the rude comments. Later the sketch was sold for 39,800 yen.

Source: New Akiba

Asahi Shimbun reports that the Tokyo District Court has approved horror mangaka Kazuo Umezu's construction of a new red-and-white striped house in Musashino city, Tokyo. According to the report, two of Kazou's neighbors complained to the court that "the 'unpleasant' exterior would 'destroy the landscape.'"