"Viva! Yamada Barbara" by Yumiko Suzuki will be adapted into a special drama.
"Yuunagi no Machi, Sakura no Kuni" by Fumiyo Kouno will be adapted into a movie.
"Rabudoru (Love Doll) - New Lyrics -"
In an effort to promote the relationship between China and Japan, a group of 30 manga artists will be visiting China from June 19th to June 24th under the name of "Japan China 21st Century Friendship Committee." The group will be visiting Chinese cities such as Shijiazhuang (Hebei Province) and Dalian (Liaoning Province), and will be demonstrating manga-drawing techniques at various universities.
The otaku culture is becoming increasingly popular in France. Over 60,000 people are expected to attend this year's Japan Expo held in Paris from 7/7 to 7/9. Manga artists such as Morishige, Aki Shimizu, Hideki Owada, Kenjiro Katatsu, and Mamiya Takizaki, as well as animator Kizuhide Tomonaga, are will be attending the expo.
Two Japanese men (29 and 25) were arrested for stealing 130 volumes of Dragon Ball. According to the report, the men visited their local bookstore between 5/10 to 5/15, each time leaving with the manga hidden in their shirt.
According to the men, they did it so that they can sell the manga, and use the money to play. Currently they have already sold one set of Dragon Ball (1-34, Complete Edition). According to the report, after visiting the bookstore numerous times, the store staff b