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Manga Planet Licenses Horror Series Pumpkin Night

Popular slasher horror manga by Masaya Hokazono and Seima Taniguchi to be released officially in English on Manga Planet

We’re delighted to announce that Pumpkin Night, a slasher horror manga written by Masaya Hokazono and illustrated by Seima Taniguchi, will be released in English on Manga Planet, with the release date to be announced at a later time.

The synopsis of Pumpkin Night is as follows:


High school girl Asumi is more intrigued than terrified by the mysterious “Pumpkin Night” account that follows her social media profile. Asami follows back in curiosity, only to immediately regret it when Pumpkin Night comes to get her… Who is the face behind Pumpkin Night, and what led them to embark on this bloody rampage of revenge?


The first chapter of Pumpkin Night will be available for free, while succeeding chapters and volumes will be readable via the Manga Planet Pass, Manga Planet’s subscription plan. 

Pumpkin Night was first released on LINE Manga as an original series on August 14, 2019. The title was a hit in Japan, gaining as much as 125 million views on LINE Manga.

Featuring a subscription plan called the Manga Planet Pass, as well as options to purchase or rent titles by chapter or volume, Manga Planet offers a variety of manga titles from publishers, mangaka, and independent artists, including but not limited to Kodansha Ltd., WANIBOOKS Co., Ltd., Parsola Inc., WWWave, Starts Publishing, Shodensha Publishing, Thirdline, SOZO Comics, Home-sha, Inc., LEED Publishing Co., Ltd., SAN-EI Corporation, SHONENGAHOSHA, FUNGUILD, Mobile Media Research, I.T. Planning, Inc., Hobby Japan, CLLENN Inc., COMPASS Inc., OHZORA Publishing Co.,Ltd., Masaya Hokazono, and Nakashima723.

The catalog of futekiya, Manga Planet’s BL category, includes titles published by Shodensha Publishing, Home-sha, Inc., Parsola Inc., Thirdline, CLLENN Inc., swamp, KAIOHSHA, Tokyomangasha, DOGENZAKA SHOBO, TAIYOHTOSHO, TORICO, COMPASS Inc., Libre Inc., TOSUISHA Co.,Ltd., SHONENGAHOSHA, Shusuisha Inc., ShuCream Inc., WWWave, Kodansha Ltd., FUNGUILD, Mobile Media Research, and independent BL artists.


About Manga Planet

Manga Planet started in 2012 as a joint project between FANTASISTA, INC. and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. to research the ways manga is read throughout the world.

In 2019, Manga Planet launched the Boys’ Love (BL) subscription service futekiya Library, followed by the multi-genre Manga Planet Library in the same year. Both libraries were merged into one Manga Planet in April 2023.

Bridging the needs of international manga fans and the Japanese manga industry, Manga Planet pushes for affordable access to officially licensed English-language manga through its subscription plan, as well as newly added options to purchase or rent individual titles.

Manga Planet’s subscription plan starts at US$1.99 for one week. Visit Manga Planet’s official website to find out more about its service, and start by signing up for free.

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