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July 30th
One Pound Gospel and Mermaid Saga Manga Improvements

We've redesigned the manga sections for both the One Pound Gospel and Mermaid Saga sections so that they now include color page listings, original publication information, anime cross references and much more. Source: The Ring & the Rosary & Mermaid's Flesh

July 28th
Takahashi on Twitter Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Takahashi on Twitter contest winners @sapphiceya, @LicoriceMint, @GalacticLady1 and @DanySnowyman! We'll have another contest in the future! Thanks to all who entered! Source: Rumic World Twitter

July 27th
Mao Chapter 103

Soma decides to go all in for Hakubi, deciding that if his mentor asks him to kill strangers he would do so. With that Mao and Nanoka must make their peace that Soma is lost to them and they must do whatever they can to take this sword back from him. Source: Mao Online

July 20th
Mao Chapter 102

Soma squares off against Mao and Nanoka and proves that he has mastered controlling the beast that his brother succumbed to. He seems willing to go to any means to retrieve the sword for Hakubi despite Mao and Nanoka's earlier kindness to him. Source: Mao Online

July 16th
Mao 100 Commemerative Program
WebSunday has posted a video featuring the actors Yuki Kaji, Hiro Shimono and Toshiyuki Toyonaga from yesterdays PV. They discuss the first one-hundred chapters of Mao in person! Source: WebSunday Youtube

Hand Gestures in Mao

In this week's chapter of Mao, Nanoka explores the esoteric hand gestures known as "kuji-in". Click the link to learn more about what these gestures mean and their history. Source: Mao Online

July 15th
Mao Promotional Video Released
The anticipated Mao promotional video featuring the voices of Yuki Kaji, Hiro Shimono and Toshiyuki Toyonaga has been released. The video gives a summary of the main storyline and central characters that have been introduced within the first 100 chapters of the story. Click the link below to check out the video for yourself. Source: Shonen Sunday YouTube Channel

Rumic Mini: 007

This month's Rumic Mini deals with a pun from Ranma 1/2 concerning breasts. What does "breasts" and "fathers" have to do with one another anyway? Click the link to find out. Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

July 14th
Mao Chapter 101

Nanoka and Mao meet a master ayakashi blacksmith capable of remaking the cursed sword for Nanoka to wield. When the blade is stolen it leads them back to Soma who Mao had tried to help. Source: Mao Online

Maison Ikkoku Manga Summaries Expansion
The Maison Ikkoku manga summaries section has been redesigned with tons more information. Now you'll find cross-references for anime episodes, color page listings, publication dates, Big Comic Spirits covers and very extensive information about the various formats the series has been published in. Source: Life at Maison Ikkoku

Taiki Matsuno Diagnosed with Covid-19
Seiyuu Taiki Matsuno, the voice of Koga in Inuyasha among many other roles, has been diagnosed with Covid-19. We wish him all the best in a safe and speedy recovery. Source: Anime News Network

July 12th
The Mystery Ranma 1/2 Song

After successfully solving the mysterious Urusei Yatsura joke, a Twitter user asked us about an insert song heard briefly in the background of an early Ranma 1/2 episode. Can Rumic World help us solve this mystery from 1989? Source: Rumic World

July 12th
Ranma 1/2 Manga Summaries Expansion
The Ranma 1/2 manga summaries section has been redesigned with tons more information. Now you'll find cross-references for anime episodes, color page listings, publication dates and lots, lots more. Source: Ranma 1/2 Perfect Edition

July 9th
"Came the Mirror" English Release

Viz Media has announced an official English language release of Takahashi's "Came the Mirror" short story collection into English for the first time. Source: Viz Media's Twitter Account

July 8th
Takahashi Comments on Golgo 13 Milestone

Rumiko Takahashi congratulated Takao Saito on his series "Golgo 13" officially being acknowledged by the Guiness Book of World Records as the longest manga in the world's longest manga. Takahashi said, "Golgo is fresh and interesting, always entwinted with real-time, real world situations. Congratulations on breaking the record." Source:

July 7th
Mao Chapter 100

Mao battles against Kanae who is possessed by a cursed sword, however it is Nanoka who unexpectedly joins the fray and is able to subdue the cursed sword. However, Mao must take the sword to a knowledgable master to dispose of. It was also announced that the series has sold 1,000,000 copies! Source: Mao Online

July 5th
Kyokai no Rinne Manga Summaries Expansion
We've completed the renovations to Kyokai no Rinne's manga listing now to include Shonen Sunday covers, color page listings, notable events and other special happenings, please check it out. We still have Maison Ikkoku and Ranma 1/2 manga left to rennovate in this same fashion, but they're coming along quickly. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 4th
Kento Moriwaki Interview
Harley has done a speedy translation of Kento Moriwaki's brand new interview on Moriwaki-san is Rumiko Takahashi's editor and the one who has encouraged her to join Twitter. He talks a lot about her interaction with fans, foreign fans, and developing Mao as it reaches its 100th chapter. It's an excellent interview! Source:

July 3rd
Mao PV
To celebrate Mao's 100th chapter, Shogakukan is releasing a promotional video of the series with voice work only July 17th. Mao will be played by Yuki Kaji, Hyakka by Hiro Shimono and Kamon by Toshiyuki Toyonaga. Source: Manga Mogura Twitter

July 2nd
Inuyasha Manga Summaries Expansion
We've completed the renovations to both Urusei Yatsura and Mao, and now we've finished Takahashi's longest series, Inuyasha. We've done a major rennovation to the manga summaries section at the Inuyasha Companion and we'll be rolling this out for the other series sites in the future. Source: Inuyasha Companion

July 1st
The Making of Ranma 1/2 Bakaretsu Rantohen

This month's video project details the creation of the second Ranma 1/2 fighting game- "Ranma 1/2 Bakaretsu Rantohen" also known as "Ranma 1/2 Hard Battle" for the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo. This is actually the item that I discovered Ranma 1/2 through and as a result fell in love with Rumiko Takahashi's work, so this game holds a special place in my heart. Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

June 30th
Mao Chapter 99

Mao confronts Kanae and forces her to reveal her curse- she is possessed by a sword passed down through her family. Be sure to check out our new "notes" on each chapter in the summaries section as well. Source: Mao Online

Yashahime Season 2 Opening Theme
News has been chosen to return to Yashahime for the opening theme of season 2 according to the Yashahime Twitter account. The band previously performed "Burn" for season 1. Source: Yashahime Twitter Account

June 29th
Mao Manga Summaries Expansion
We've done a major rennovation to the manga summaries section at Mao Online and we'll be rolling this out for the other series sites in the future. Source: Mao Online

June 28th
Urusei Yatsura Manga Summaries Expansion
We've done a major rennovation to the manga summaries section at Tomobiki-cho and we'll be rolling this out for the other series sites in the future. You can now see which anime episode was adapted from each manga chapter, the original Shonen Sunday cover, and cross reference chapters between various formats such as shinsoban, tankoban, wideban and bunkoban. Source: Tomobiki-cho

June 25th
Twitter Archive
We have created an archive of translations for Rumiko Takahashi's Twitter Q&A's that she's been doing daily on her new account. If you miss a day, or just want to review what she's been discussing feel free to check it out! Source: Rumic World

June 23rd
The Urusei Yatsura Mystery Joke

For many years we have been puzzled over a fleeting joke that appears in both the Urusei Yatsura manga and anime. In hopes of eventually solving the mystery of the joke we've made a page discussing the joke (in Japanese and English). If you know someone who might have an answer, please check it out and let us know! Source: Rumic World

June 22nd
Mao Chapter 98

Mao and Nanoka meet Kanae, a young widow who they believe is the vampire-like killer that has been murdering people in the neighborhood. Upon greeting her she seems open and honest about her recent challenges and Mao must figure out a way to address a woman who does not seem to know what she has done. Source: Mao Online

June 16th
Takahashi on Twitter Contest

"Welcome Takahashi to Twitter" Contest! Follow us on Twitter, Like and Share the pinned contest post by July 23 2021 to be entered to win one of four vintage prizes! Contest is open all all worldwide! Source: Rumic World Twitter

Mao Chapter 97

Hyakka discusses the history of how he came to join the Goko Clan and his friends help him tease out what it was that caused Hakubi to hate him so much. Click the link below to read full summaries of all of the chapters of Mao. Source: Mao Online

June 15th
Rumic Mini: 006

In this month's Rumic Mini we look at "Dry Towel Friction" a health concept that suggests rubbing oneself with a dry towel has health benefits. You know if Mr. Fujinami believes in it it must work. Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

June 11th
Yashahime Character Profiles Added

We've added the character profiles for the Yashahime characters to the Inuyasha Companion. Here you'll be able to read about each character, their voice actors and the meanings behind their names. Source: The Inuyasha Companion

June 9th
Mao Chapter 96

Hyakka and Hakubi battle against one another as Hyakka shows an incredible amount of power which Hakubi seems to dismiss. When Hakubi confesses his hatred of Hyakka, Nanoka is shocked by the seeming pettiness the soldier has for his former clan mate. Source: Mao Online

June 8th
Yashahime American Broadcast Premiere

Cartoon Network has announced that Yashahime season 1 will debut on their Toonami block on Saturday June 26th (technically Sunday morning) at 1 am Eastern time directly following Dr. Stone and before Food Wars. Source: Anime News Network

June 6th
Mao Chapter 95

Nanoka and Hyakka face off against Hakubi in a warehouse surrounded by scrap iron. Facing him down Hakubi reveals his plans to revivify the Goko Clan's assassination unit with a new generation of killers. Source: Mao Online

June 1st
Rumiko Takahashi Joins Twitter

Rumiko Takahashi has officially joined Twitter! In her first post she states "ネット弱者の私に代わって担当編集が公式Twitterを開設してくれました。様々な情報をこちらで告知するとの事です。気楽に見に来てください。" ("The editor in charge opened this official Twitter on behalf of me as I'm an internet weak person. I understand that various information will be announced here. Please come and see it when you have a chance.") You can follow her @rumicworld1010 and see all her latest posts. Source: Rumiko Takahashi's Twitter Account

Rumiko Takahashi and the Hanshin Tigers

This month's we take a look at Rumiko Takahashi's love of the Hanshin Tiger's baseball team, her history following their games and their legendary curse. Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

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