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Cover, More Details Released for Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus | Feb 08 2015

Dark Horse has now revealed the cover for the upcoming first Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus. Out in August, the $19.99, 640-page volume will reprint the first two books of the series. (Previously, it was thought to be 3.) If you’re familiar with the series, this cover should look very familiar — it’s the cover […]

 

Digital Manga Starts Overlapping Kickstarters | Feb 03 2015

Digital Manga continues to ride the Kickstarter wagon. Although their effort to reprint the Finder series is currently struggling, they announced a new Kickstarter, making two they currently have in progress with more to come. Finder (not the excellent SF graphic novel series) is a title by Ayano Yamane that Digital Manga calls “undeniably one […]

 

Has Manga Become a Niche Category? | Jan 23 2015

Ed Chavez, Marketing Director at manga publisher Vertical, has been answering a bunch of questions online recently, and his comments are quite informative. One that particularly struck me was this answer to the question as to whether manga is becoming more niche. Knowing that seinen still lacks, even though vocal fans ask for it, kinda […]

 

Read Shonen Jump for Free for a Month | Jan 19 2015

To celebrate the three-year anniversary of the launch of the English-language digital Weekly Shonen Jump, Viz Media is giving away four issues online. Starting with the January 19 issue (today!) through February 9, you can read the magazine containing manga chapters for free at shonenjump.com or through these methods: In addition to the U.S. and […]

 

Viking Manga Vinland Saga Put on Hiatus | Dec 22 2014

I am sorry to hear this, because I very much enjoy reading Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura. Vinland Saga Book 1 It’s a beautifully illustrated, historical Viking story involving fierce warriors and family legacies and brave women holding down the homefront. The series was being released in hardcover omnibus editions, each containing the equivalent of […]

 

Update: Digital Manga Tezuka Ludwig B Kickstarter Succeeds! | Dec 22 2014

With three days to go (at the time of writing), Digital Manga’s Kickstarter to publish Ludwig B by Osamu Tezuka is not expected to succeed. Currently, it’s at about two-thirds of goal, 67%, having received less than $15,000 on a goal of $21,600. After the first two strong days, pledges never picked up. The company […]

 

Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Return Dates From Amazon | Dec 21 2014

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 14 This summer, Dark Horse announced that The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service manga series would be continuing. I’m glad to hear it, because I enjoy reading it, and we’d last seen a new volume with 13 at the end of 2012. Now, Amazon has listings for two related products: […]

 

Sgt. Frog Returns as Viz Digital Manga | Dec 19 2014

Sgt. Frog, a humor manga about a frog-looking alien residing with a “typical” Japanese family by Mine Yoshizaki, was originally published in the US by Tokyopop, which put out 21 volumes beginning in 2004. The alien was supposed to invade, but he’s incompetent, and soon, there’s a group of his friends, all hanging out in […]

 

How’s the Digital Manga Tezuka Kickstarter Doing? | Dec 10 2014

I was curious to know how the smaller, more affordable Kickstarter launched by Digital Manga at the end of last month to publish Ludwig B was doing, since they picked a rotten time of year to ask for money (although licensing needs and the desire to stay in people’s minds may have been factors in […]

 

Second Round of Shonen Jump Start Stories | Dec 08 2014

Earlier this year, I wrote about Jump Start, Viz’s program of debuting new series in Weekly Shonen Jump the same day they launch in Japan. Beyond the first three titles, which I wrote about at that link, the following series have appeared in English: The September 29 issue had the first (extended-length, it felt like) […]