Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Sells Better as Omnibus

In this interview with Director of International Publishing and Licensing Michael Gombos and Manga Editor Carl Horn about Dark Horse’s manga business, they reveal some positive news about how the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service omnibus is doing. According to Horn, This is a title that has struggled as a regular series, volume to volume. We sold more of the first printing than we sold of any individual volume…. This is a title that we’ve began 10 years ago and it’s […]

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Sherlock Manga Coming to English

Back in 2012, a manga adaptation of the Sherlock TV show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman began running in Japan. Now, that comic comes to English for the US and UK via Titan Comics. Sherlock: A Study in Pink will debut in June. They’re describing it as “a manga comic series”, so I’m guessing it will appear in issues before being collected, similar to the way the original was serialized in chapters. A Study in Pink was the first […]

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Last Day for Discounted SuBLime Titles at Right Stuf

In honor of the just-passed Valentine’s Day, yaoi publisher SuBLime has made its print titles 40% off at the web retailer Right Stuf. That means instead of the normal $12.99 price for the titles, they’re now $7.79. That’s today only, since the sale ran from February 12-17. Here are a few SuBLime titles I’ve reviewed in the past, in descending order of how much I’d recommend them. Love Stage!! Honey Darling The Man of Tango The World’s Greatest First Love […]

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Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus Volume 3 Contains Good Starting Point Stories

Due out tomorrow, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Book Three Omnibus contains a few stories that make for great starting points as it continues the omnibus collected series. This book reprints volumes 7-9 of the gruesome (but insightful) manga series written by Eiji Otsuka and drawn by Housui Yamasaki. Volume 8, in particular, puts the crew into a school recruitment drive, which means new (or forgetful) readers, along with the fictional potential new members, get reminders of who’s who in […]

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What Did You Eat Yesterday? Returns in May

What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Fumi Yoshinaga’s series about the everyday life of a gay couple, is one of my favorite manga. I love her art, and I love the way the stories revolve around food and cooking and meals together as signs of feelings, and I love getting new ideas about how to assemble meals or prepare Japanese dishes. There have been nine volumes released so far in English from Vertical, with the most recent coming out last July. […]

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Yotsuba&! to Return in May

What exciting news! It’s been over two years since Yotsuba&! last appeared in English, with Yotsuba&! volume 12 released in November 2013. I adore these light-hearted stories by Kiyohiko Azuma about an unusual little girl, her father, and their friends. Yotsuba has her own view of the world, and her cheeriness, imagination, and openness to the new is refreshing and inspiring. Yen Press has tweeted that volume 13 is now due out in May: In case you hadn't heard, the […]

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Shonen Jump Plus Manga Contest

Shonen Jump Plus (a free digital publication in Japanese) and MediBang (which “provides free digital painting apps and software to illustrators and comic book artists worldwide”) are holding a manga contest to discover new artists. Unlike other manga auditions, this contest is set up to translate English, Korean, and Chinese submissions into Japanese for review by the editors. Entries will be accepted through March 3, 2016. Enter through MediBang’s site. They’re looking for completed one-shot comics under 50 pages. On […]

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Platinum End From Death Note Creators Available as Digital Chapters

The newest series from Tsunami Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the creative team behind Death Note and Bakuman, is Platinum End. It’s available in English digitally, with a new 99-cent chapter monthly. You can get it on the Viz Manga app, at VIZManga.com, through the digital Weekly Shonen Jump, or at ComiXology. It’s an odd story, with echoes of the “student affected by supernatural being with questionable motives” story of Death Note. Viz provided this description: Mirai is a boy who […]

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