Fruits Basket Is Back!

New Fruits BasketBig news from Yen Press: Fruits Basket is coming back! One of the top selling shoujo manga of all time, Fruits Basket helped create the shoujo manga fanbase in North America, plus it’s a really great series, but it has been out of print since the last volumes of Tokyopop’s editions left the shelves. Yen is bringing it back in the same format as the “collectors edition” that Hakusensha just started releasing in Japan; that means two-in-one omnibus volumes (the original series was 23 volumes, the new one is 12) and a new translation. Yen also announced they have licensed two other series by Natsuki Takaya, her current one, Liselotte & Witch’s Forest (Liselotte to Majo no Mori), and the older Twinkle Stars. [ANN]

The Good Comics for Kids bloggers immediately convened a roundtable to discuss this piece of news. [Good Comics for Kids]

Seven Seas, meanwhile, has announced another new license: My Girlfriend Is a T-Rex. [ANN]

Jonathan Soble writes about the life and legacy of the late Shigeru Mizuki, who died last week at the age of 93. [New York Times]

The Manga Bookshelf team discuss this week’s new releases. [Manga Bookshelf]

One-Punch Man and Tokyo Ghoul get three volumes each on this week’s New York Times best-seller list. [New York Times]

Kodansha Comics are now available via the library e-book service OverDrive. [Manga Xanadu]


Erica Friedman on Before You Go 2 Halfway There (Okazu)
Anna N on vol. 1 of Bloody Mary (Manga Report)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 3 of Demon From Afar (The Fandom Post)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Devil Survivor (ANN)
Justin on vol. 1 of Dragons Rioting (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Horimiya (Manga Xanadu)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Idol Dreams (ANN)
Helen on vol. 1 of Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Sakura Eries on vol. 6 of My Love Story!! (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Warner on vol. 19 of Rin-Ne (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 2 of Trinity Seven (The Fandom Post)
Ash Brown on vol. 1 of Windrose (Experiments in Manga)
Ardo Omer on vol. 1 of Yo-Kai Watch, vol. 1 of Horimiya, and vol. 1 of Monthly Girls Noazki-kun (Panels)

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  1. I literally sold my Tokyopop set as soon as I heard! I’m assuming/hoping the Yen sets will be better anyway, and I didn’t pay too much for my TP set to begin with. Also quite excited for Twinkle Stars, I heard that one was supposed to be pretty good.