Welcome to Ani-TAY news, your (almost) daily stop for all recent Anime, Manga, VNs, LNs, etc. news out there. I will bring you 3 (or more) random news from around the web every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to keep you up to date.
The Manga Zenkan website has compiled a thorough list of the top manga series of all time based on publication numbers. The top manga series of all time are:
19. Sangokushi 70 million (Mitsuteru Yokoyama & Eiji Yoshikawa)
19. Rurouni Kenshin 70 million (Nobuhiro Watsuki)
18. Bleach 74.6 million (Tite Kubo)
17. Hajime no Ippo 75.5 million (George Morikawa)
16. Captain Tsubasa 80 million (Youichi takahashi)
15. Sazae-san 86 million (Machiko Hasegawa)
14. Kindaichi Case Files 90 million (Fumiya Satou & Youzaburou Kanari)
10. Hokuto no Ken 100 million (Buronson & Tetsuo Hara)
10. Touch (!!) 100 million (Mitsuru Adachi)
10. Astro Boy 100 million (Osamu Tezuka)
10. Doraemon 100 million (Fujiko F. Fujio)
9. Slam Dunk 119 million (Takehiko Inoue)
8. Oishinbo 130 million (Akira Hanasaki & Tetsu Kariya)
7. Naruto 135 million (Masashi Kishimoto)
6. Detective Conan 140 million (Gosho Aoyama)
5. Kichikame 155.3 million (Osamu Akimoto)
4. Dragon Ball 157 million (Akira Toriyama)
3. Black Jack 176 million (Osamu Tezuka)
2. Golgo 13 200 million (Takao Saito)
1. One Piece 300 million (Eiichiro Oda)
You have a favorite manga amongst that list? Personally mine is Touch but what about you?
To celebrate the release of the English language version of the 5pb and Nitroplus Visual Novel Steins;Gate for the PC, website retailer Tokyo otaku mode is teaming with Nitroplus and Mages to host an art contest.
You can submit any visual works related to the game, including illustrations, cosplay, figure photography, original product, or even tattoos (tattoos? really?) as long as the work is original. The winner will recieve not only a monetary prize, but also a chance to have his/her work made into an official product.
Entries will be posted on the TOM facebook page, and the winner will be selected based on the amount of "Likes" recieved, with a final judging process to be conducted by members from MAGES, Nitroplus and Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Do you plan to enter the contest with your awesome Kurisu tattoo?
DeNA president Isao Moriyasu announced at the G1 Venture conference in Tokyo that due to the success of its Manga Box app, which allows users to read manga for free via smartphone or tablet (go check it out it you haven't), it will be launching a new app titled Anime Box, which will revolve around the same principles. The app will allow users to watch anime episodes five to ten minutes long at no charge.
In order to support the app, the company plans to lengthen series that gain popularity, and sell them in physical packages. The app will also be supported by advertisement media. There are plans to offer Anime Box outside of Japan.
Since Manga Box began service in December, the app has had over 3.7 million downloads. The English version of the app also launched in December, with over 20 titles available for English-speakers to read for free. Some of the manga featured on Manga Box are being published simultaneously in both English and Japanese, and the app is available on the iTunes store and on Google Play in 140 countries and regions around the world. DeNA also plans to add more languages to the app in the future.
Does series like Tonari no Seki-kun or ManAshi
Did you miss your share of Awa Odori now that Golden Time ended? Well I got you covered. Animation studio ufotable unveiled its designs for the posters promoting this year's Awa Odori (Awa Dance) festival at the Machi Asobi vol.12 event on Saturday. The four posters feature Type-Moon 's Fate/stay night characters Saber, Shirō, Sakura, Taiga, Rin, and Archer, as well as Illyasviel, Irisviel, Kiritsugu, Lancer, Caster, Sōichirō, and Bazett in the background. The four posters form one image when put together. The posters are currently on display at the Awa Odori Kaikan museum for visitors to see.
The Awa Odori Festival will be held in Japan's Tokushima prefecture from August 12 to 15.
The anime studio has produced posters for 2011, 2012, and 2013's event (2013 included Tales of Xillia characters!!). Last year's two posters featured various characters from anime and games with ufotable animation, such as the Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners anime films, the Summon Night games , the Majocco Shimai no Yoyo to Nene film , and the God Eater game series . Studio Pierrot collaborated on 2012's poster for the Awa Odori festival in nearby Naruto City.