Releases

Need dates for something? Well, this is the right place to be.



Magazine Releases


Unfortunately, due to Piano no Mori's irregular serialization, there is no way of pinpointing when a new chapter will come out. We can only wait... and hope.

What is irregular serialization?

Well, itís exactly what it sounds like. The Morning Magazine is a weekly magazine. This means that it comes out every week, and, as most people would expect, presents a new chapter of each ongoing series every week, excepting special occasions (author sick, author needs a break, author preparing an extra long special chapter... etc). Piano no Mori, on the other hand, is simply random. It does not come out once every three weeks, it does not come out once every month; there is simply no pattern to be found! Observe the dates of the past six releases:

So you see, it is really quite unfathomable. We are hoping that the mangaka will fall back into a monthly streak, but given her previous tendencies to disappear for months at a time, that does not seem likely.

*issue numbers restart at the beginning of each year



Tankoubon Releases


Published in Japan by Kodansha, in Taiwan by Sharp Point Publishing, and in Hong Kong by Culturecom (WitiComics).

 JAPAN (1)JAPAN (2)*TAIWANHONG KONG
Volume 1: Aug. 1999April 14, 2005 Sept. 1, 2000 Jan. 2001
Volume 2: Aug. 1999April 14, 2005 Sept. 18, 2000 Feb. 2001
Volume 3: Oct. 1999April 14, 2005 Oct. 13, 2000 Feb. 2001
Volume 4: April 2000 May 23, 2005 Nov. 27, 2000 March 2001
Volume 5: Oct. 2000May 23, 2005 Nov. 28, 2000 March 2001
Volume 6: March 2001May 23, 2005 Jun. 14, 2001 May 2001
Volume 7: Sept. 7, 2001June 23, 2005 Nov. 16, 2001 Nov. 2001
Volume 8: May 9, 2002June 23, 2005 July 24, 2002 July 2002
Volume 9: Nov. 8, 2002June 23, 2005 Jan. 23, 2003 Jan. 2003
Volume 10: --July 22, 2005 Aug. 24, 2005 Nov.2005
Volume 11: --Dec. 22, 2005 Feb. 11, 2006 Feb. 2006
Volume 12: --April 21, 2006 Nov.3, 2006 Jun. 2006
Volume 13: --Dec. 22, 2006 July 27, 2007 Jun. 2007
Volume 14: --June 22, 2007 Jan 29, 2008 Nov. 2007
Volume 15: --May 23, 2008 Feb. 10, 2009 Aug. 2008
Volume 16: --Aug. 21, 2009Feb. 12, 2010Nov. 2009
Volume 17: --March 23, 2010Jan. 31, 2011July 3, 2010
Volume 18: --July 23, 2010June 9, 2011Oct. 25, 2010
Volume 19: --Nov. 22, 2010TBAMarch 10, 2011
Volume 20: --Sept. 23, 2011--Jan 3, 2012
Volume 21: --Nov. 22, 2011--April 10, 2012
Volume 22: --Aug. 23, 2012--Dec. 11, 2012

*as per serialization, there are two editions of the tankoubon in Japan - the first nine volumes from Uppers, and a reprint followed by the rest of the manga from Morning.