Crunchyroll's 2014 Simulpub List

Topic started by takashichea on Jan. 8, 2014. Last post by takashichea 3 months, 4 weeks ago.
Post by takashichea (16,609 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Welcome everyone, Crunchyroll has announced its first 3 manga series that it acquired for the simupubs. I will update this blog several times.

Inside Mari (ぼくは麻理のなか Boku wa Mari no Naka)

Written and illustrated by Shūzō Oshimi

A young man is a shut-in, with nothing to do but kill time. The sole pleasure in his life is following home an angelic high school girl he sees every day in a convenience store. Today, like any other day, he follows her, but… Shuzo Oshimi, the creator of Drifting Net Café and Flowers of Evil, continues to open hidden doors of the heart in this monthly serialized story!

Silver Nina (?, Shirogane no Nina)

Illustrated by Itokatsu Shimazaki

Shutaro goes back home to the country, after losing his job in Tokyo. To his surprise, when he opens the door to his family home, he finds a beautiful little girl with silver hair and blue eyes. Taking place in a city on a plateau, a tired young man and a beautiful half Japanese girl bring you a story of the slow, calming life in the country!!

Love Theory (?, Love Riron)

Written by Keiya Mizuno and illustrated by Masaki Satou

Even if I'm hideous. Even if I'm broke. Even if there's not one iota of sexiness to me. There HAS to be a way for me to snag my ideal woman. Masaki Satou (author of "The Ultra-Apathetic Spec Ops Squad JAP FIVE!") and Keiya Mizuno (head writer of "My Dreams will come TRUUUUUE!") come together for a hilarious, risque collaboration that just might help YOU find true love too!

Crunchyroll Simulpubs


Written and illustrated by Hitori Renda

Kanata and his friend Tokiji are ordinary teenagers in modern Japan. Mysterious deaths have begun to occur in their city, where the victim's head will transform into an animal face and explode. There are rumors about these strange incidents, but one day it happens at Kanata's school. Kanata is caught up in the incident and gains the special ability to "remove his limiter". This allows him to greatly enhance a single ability of his, but after he uses it, another ability will go out of control. He encounters a mysterious, beautiful woman in a black skin-tight combat suit named Shiki. She forces Kanata and Tokiji to become deeply involved in these incidents. Just what is going on? What mysterious organization is behind this!? A world-spanning conspiracy begins to unfold.

Star Light Woman
Written and illustrated by Rie Kanou

The fate of the Earth has been entrusted to a single woman! A new SF comedy series! As more and more witnesses report seeing UFOs, a plain woman named Hoshi is working late at her part-time job. But she has an important secret!

Is this Girl for Real!?
Written and illustrated by Tsutomu Mutsuki
Aliases: This older Woman is a Fiction!?, Kono Onee-san wa Fiction desu!?

Jun Yoshikawa is a boy with a manga artist for a mom. One night, he gets in a situation with a drunk stranger, Narumi Kawase, and decides to look after her. She becomes a live-in assistant at the Yoshikawa household as Jun takes care of her. This is an age-gap comedy about a pre-thirties, unfortunate beauty with no skills nor a job, and a perfect high schooler who helps out his mom and does the household chores as they live together.

Action Manga
Written and illustrated by Dat Nishiwaki

In order to return people that have turned into monsters from the seed of hatred, our hero in mask have sealed his fist… Action mask who also appears in Japan’s national comedy manga "Crayon Shin-chan" is transformed into ultra real and ultra cool character! Go action! His fist will crush the heart of the hatred!

King's Game: Origin
Written by Nobuaki Kanazawa and illustrated by J-Ta Yamada

"The King's orders are absolute. Fail to obey, and you will be punished." 30 years ago in the remote Yonaki Village, a black envelope is delivered to a single villager. The command inside threatens to draw the entire population into a terrible tragedy! Take a deep breath, steady your heart, and prepare for a shocking, terrifying survival horror adventure! The latest chapter in the wildly popular "King's Game: Origin" saga has begun. It all starts here!

Written and illustrated by Ichigo Takano

Ichigo Takano, the genius of the shojo manga world, returns with a new series! A suspicious man who claims to be God hangs around amnesiac high school teacher Kanade Natsume. Even though "God" is a pest, the divine one says that he'll (He'll?) help Kanade get his memories back. What is it that Kanade has forgotten? Who is this "God", really? Their strange cohabitation begins so Kanade can reclaim his lost "self", dreams, love, past, and all! Ichigo Takano presents

Written and illustrated by Ichigo Takano

"What can I do now to prevent a future without Kakeru?" In the spring of my second year of high school, I received a letter from "myself", ten years in the future. It urged the 16-year-old me to take action so I wouldn't have the same regrets...

Otakon Announcements

Manga Title: Shindo
Mangaka: Akira Saso
Boy meets Girl!! Kazuo, a ronin aiming to get into a distinguished college of music, meets a girl who loves baseball. Her name is Uta Naruse, the piano prodigy who can play Debussy as if it were nothing! Manga may be a soundless way of storytelling, but your heart will be filled with beautiful music!!
Manga Title: Murder Incarnation
Mangaka: Shinji Inamitsu
A tragic loss. The endless despair that accompanies losing a loved one. A mysterious girl who appears at just the right moment. An unbelievable offer. "I can bring your lost loved one back to life, if you complete a simple task for me. Please kill three people, any three people, in the next 24 hours. Do that, and without fail I will revive them just as they were."
Could YOU take three lives to bring someone you love back from the dead? What value do you place on human life? Murder Incarnation is a mystery that asks that very question.
Manga Title: Girl May Kill
Mangaka: Azusa Itakura
A port town where the Mafia actively operates behind the scenes. Gohongi is a young man who has come back to this to place where he was born after many years and finds a job working at a video rental store, which also becomes his new home. It is here that he begins to live with a young girl named Mei and a homosexual by the name of Katsura. But both of them are members of the Mafia group, Lovely Town. And fifteen-year-old-Mei is a ruthless hitman. There have been rumors that the struggles between Mafia factions are becoming more intense. Still not able to completely grasp the situation, Gohongi winds up getting dragged into a world of trouble...
Manga Title: Joshi Kausei
Mangaka: Ken Wakai
Who needs dialog when you're this cute? The beautiful (but unlucky) Momoko, the cool, collected Shibumi, and the refreshingly innocent Mayumi star in a "silent manga." No speeches, no dialog! Just pictures, sound effects, and three high school girls living their daily lives.
Manga Title: Cronos Haze
Mangaka: Masayuki Takano
Amagiri Academy—a school that takes up the entirety of a single island. Touya only has a vague recollection of his father and enrolls in this school that he attended in order to learn what became of him. But soon after school begins, Touya is dragged into one mysterious and troublesome affair after another…!



  • Crunchyroll - Inside Mari, Silver Nina, and Love Theory
  • ANN - Kiss Him, Not Me, Renai Senka, Tonari-no Kashiwagi-san
  • ANN - Inside Mari, Silver Nina, and Love Theory
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,323 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Good to see Crunchyroll expanding its manga selection. I might check out Inside Mari, not too sure about the other two.

Post by takashichea (16,609 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Post by takashichea (16,609 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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These manga series will be recorded in the AV 2014 Manga List, so people can vote on them.

I haven't finished adding everything. For me, I add things to the wiki, too. It knocks 2 birds with one stone.

1. Kiss Him, Not Me

Mangaka: Junko Kae Serinuma is what you'd call a "fujoshi." When she sees boys getting along with each other, she loves to indulge in wild fantasies! One day her favorite anime character dies and the shock causes her to lose a ton of weight. Then four hot guys at school ask her out, but that isn't exciting to her at all — she'd rather see them date each other!

2. Maga-Tsuki

Mangaka: Hoshino Taguchi Cursed by a goddess of misfortune?! That's the plight of one Yasuke Arahabaki, 15 years old. Displeasing Orihime causes natural disasters, but if he flees he dies. What a pain in the neck, and the only way to free himself is to make her happy… Can this boy next door withstand the mental and physical agony of having to serve a goddess right in front of the childhood friend he has a crush on?

3. Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

Mangaka: Ruri Miyahara The manga that spawned the anime "The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior". When Usa-kun's parents move for work, he begins living on his own. However, his new residence is full of eccentrics and perverts, but his crush, Ritsu-senpai, lives there as well…! An adolescent comedy with a 3:7 love to comedy ratio!

5. Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
6. Ajin: Demi-Human
7. Sun-Ken Rock
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