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“The Essential Manga Guide” to be released by Running Press/Hachette Book Group

April 3, 2024

Last year we collaborated with Running Press / Hachette Book Group for a book titled “The Essential Manga guide”. It will be released in June 11th around the world. You can pre-order it here or any other amazon stores.

Dive into the world of manga and discover 50 of the most influential and essential series and standalone titles—from Boys Run the Riot to Chainsaw Man to Sailor Moon—with this must-have guide for manga fans by Crunchyroll senior editor Briana Lawrence.

With profiles on 50 unforgettable series and ground-breaking single volume stories written by an expert in the anime and manga field, The Essential Manga Guide provides a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look into the history and growing legacy of manga. Both casual fans and serious otaku alike will discover an entertaining and personal look at the impact of these outstanding manga titles and their authors, as well as great recommendations of what to read next.

From classic series to contemporary favorites, this guide includes: 

  • BerserkBleachFruits BasketHaikyu!!InuyashaJujutsu KaisenKuroko’s BasketballMy Lesbian Experience With LonelinessNarutoOne PieceParadise KissRevolutionary Girl UtenaSailor MoonThe Way of the House Husband, Tokyo BabylonUzumakiWotakoi: Love is Hard for OtakuWhat Did You Eat YesterdayYu Yu Hakusho, and many more.

New book by Chihiro Takeuchi


Papercutting artist and illustrator Chihiro Takeuchi has released a new book titled “Whose Bones”. It is available in Japan and Australia now, but soon in other parts of the world!

Japanese illustration

Japanese creation has been receiving much attention in many fields – Manga, animated film, product design, industrial design, architecture, etc. However, we don’t see so much Japanese illustration and surface design used outside Japan. There are so many talented Japanese illustrators and surface designers but they have been recognized only in the Japanese market. We wanted to change this situation, and decided to start a new project. We are aiming at spreading Japanese illustration and surface design around the world!