Updates - Ending
Bessatsu Manga Goraku Magazine
The February issue of Nihonbungeisha's Bessatsu Manga Goraku magazine, which ships on Thursday, will be the last.
A new magazine, Manga Goraku Special, will launch on March 10 to replace Bessatsu Manga Goraku. Rui Takatō's Hakure Idol Jigokuhen, Jin Kagetsu's Sasahito, Tomoshi Kuga's Tenpai Gaiten, Kaoru Curry zawa's Neko mo Kuwanai, Hideki Owada and Kinnosuke Natsume's Bocchan ♥, and Akira Miyashita's Sakigake!! Otoko Juku spinoff manga, Otoko Juku Gaiden Date Omito, will move to the new magazine.
Terushi Satō and Mori Tsukumo will also launch a new series Edomae no Shun: Jun to Daiware in the new magazine. The pair's ongoing Edomae no Shun manga about sushi began in 1999.
Manga Goraku Special will be a monthly publication with new issues shipping on the 10th of every month.
Several other series will move to the web comic magazine Goraku Egg: Makoto Niwano's Mashima, Hazeru!!, Koji Aihara's Z (Zetto), and Yukio Tamai's Jikoman.
Bessatsu Manga Goraku launched in 2009 as a monthly spin-off to the long-running magazine Weekly Manga Goraku.
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The January issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine announced on Saturday that manga artist Shingo Hata's Pokémon: Omega Ruby Akaki Jōnetsu (Crimson Passion) and Pokémon: Alpha Sapphire Aoki Eichi (Indigo Wisdom) manga is ending in the same issue.
The manga began in October. The story follows two brothers named Omega and Alpha as they try to capture Groudon and Kyogre, respectively.
The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS games were released in November and are remakes of the 2003 Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. The games have sold 7.7 million copies worldwide as of December 4.
Update: A Pocket Monsters Special Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc manga will begin on Shogakukan's Web Sunday digital manga website on January 6.
Tentai Senshi Sunred
This year's 24th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine revealed on Friday that Makoto Kubota's Tentai Senshi Sunred manga will end in the magazine's first 2015 issue on December 19.
The story revolves around the hero Sunred's battles against General Vamp and his shadowy group of minions in a spoof of classic Japanese anime and live-action special-effects shows. Kubota launched the manga in 2005, and Square Enix shipped the 19th compiled volume in July. The manga was nominated for the 15th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2011.
Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Danganronpa The Animation, Assassination Classroom) and AIC A.S.T.A. adapted the manga into two television anime series in 2008 and 2009-2010, respectively. The Nico Nico Douga video-sharing website streamed the first series as it aired.
Psycho Pass - Akane's spin-off (no official title confirmed)
Shueisha's Jump Square published the 25th and final chapter of Hikaru Miyoshi's Kanshikan Tsunemori Akane (Inspector Akane Tsunemori) on Thursday along with the announcement that the sixth and final compiled volume will ship in Japan on January 5.
The website also announced that the manga has more than one million copies in print.
The manga is a spinoff of the Psycho-Pass anime, and began running in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in its December 2012 issue.
FUNimation Entertainment licensed the original Psycho-Pass anime, its "new edit" version, and is currently streaming Psycho-Pass 2 in Japanese and in English as it airs in Japan. Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade is running another manga spinoff, Psycho Pass: Kanshikan Kōgami Shinya (Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami).
One Week Friends
The January issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Monday that Matcha Hazuki's Isshūkan Friends. (One Week Friends) manga will end in the magazine's next issue, which will ship on January 22. The issue will feature the manga on its front cover, and the manga's final chapter, "Mata, Tomodachi ni Natte Kudasai." (Please Be My Friend, Again.), will have a color opening page. The manga will also have a special supplement in the issue.
The story of the manga revolves around Yūki, a boy who wants to become friends with his classmate and desk neighbor Kaori. However, she gently declines his friendship, saying, “But, my... Memories of my friends disappear in a week...” Even so, Yūki wants to become her friend, and so the two become friends over and over again as the weeks pass.
Hazuki began the manga in 2012, and a television anime premiered in April. The final manga volume will ship on April 22.
Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for digital and home video release in North America.
Tomehane! Suzuri Kōkō Shodōbu
The 13th compiled volume of Katsutoshi Kawai's Tomehane! Suzuri Kōkō Shodōbu manga will announce on Friday that the 14th volume, which ships next spring, will be the last.
The manga centers around Yukari Ōe, a girl who returns to Japan from Canada and finds herself joining her new high school's calligraphy club; without enough students, the tiny club is in danger of being abolished.
The manga began in Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday magazine in 2007, although it migrated to Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine last September after Young Sunday ended publication in July. The manga has been nominated for both the 1st and 2nd Manga Taisho prizes, and a live-action drama adaptation aired in 2010.
Updates - Hiatus
Vinland Saga (English)
Kodansha USA confirmed with on Monday that its Vinland Saga manga releases are "temporarily suspended." Several readers noticed listings for the sixth compiled volume have been pulled from retailers.
Kodansha USA released five two-in-one omnibus volumes in North America. Amazon is currently listing a 2017 release date for volume 6. The series has a total of 15 compiled volumes in Japan.
2015's combined 4th/5th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine is reporting on Thursday that Naoki Urasawa will put his Billy Bat manga on hiatus until April. Kodansha is compiling the latest published chapters into the manga's 16th volume, which will ship in March.
The manga had just returned from a hiatus in October. Urusawa put the series on hiatus in July after a previous two-month hiatus in May. Urasawa switched to a weekly schedule in 2012. The 15th compiled volume shipped in September.
Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction
- Hiatus: until next spring 2015
2015's combined second and third issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits is announcing on Monday that Inio Asano will put his Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction manga on hiatus starting in the next issue. The series is slated to resume next spring.
The series revolves around the strange everyday life of the very ordinary high school girl Kadode Koyama, her friend Ouran Nakagawa, and others in a world where a giant mothership has appeared over Tokyo. Asano launched the series in Big Comic Spirits in April, and Shogakukan will ship the second compiled volume on February 27. The tentative title before launch was Honobono no Fūfu (Tender-hearted Couple).
Asano previously put the series on hiatus in July, but resumed in October.