Category Archives: Manga News

SuBLime Manga, Viz’s Yaoi Line, Offers First Titles for Sale

The first four books are now available from SuBLime Manga, Viz’s yaoi manga partnership announced in November. Two of the series, Husband, Honeymoon by Haruka Minami (previously announced as Dannasama to Mitsugetsuchu) and Love Pistols by Tarako Kotobuki, have second volumes coming in February (along with another, unrelated title, making for three releases that month). The other two titles, Oku-san’s Daily Fantasies by Noboru Takatsuki and The Bed of My Dear King by Sakae Kusama, are single books. All are […]

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Digital Manga Turns to Kickstarter to Bring Book Back in Print

Digital Manga published Osamu Tezuka’s Swallowing the Earth back in 2009, and once the initial run was sold, the book went out of print. Now, they’ve set up a Kickstarter drive asking for money to reprint the book. If they raise $3,950 or more (they’re well on their way after just a day of posting), then contributors will get copies, as well as bonuses of other manga, either print or digital. Their reasoning, as posted on the site, is this: […]

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Viz Announces SuBLime Yaoi Manga Line

The largest English-language manga publisher, Viz Media, has announced that they are launching a line (not an imprint, but a partnership) to cover the one genre of manga they haven’t yet tackled: yaoi (boys’ love). In partnership with Libre Publishing, the biggest Japanese publisher of boys’ love titles, and the largest anime store chain in Japan, Animate, SuBLime Manga will being publishing English-language titles digitally in December, with print titles to follow in Spring 2012. The website is just a […]

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This Month’s Manga Moveable Feast: Fumi Yoshinaga, My Favorite

The newest Manga Moveable Feast is dedicated to my favorite manga author, Fumi Yoshinaga. I’ve already reviewed most of her books, including explicit yaoi, tamer boys’ love, school soap opera, restaurant reviews, and the not easily categorizable Antique Bakery. That diversity is one of the things I love most about her work. That, and her beautiful line and distinctively expressive characters. If you’re looking for a good starting point, I highly recommend the single-volume book of short stories All My […]

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When Is Dark Horse Releasing Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service?

When I started reading The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, I liked it, and I was thrilled to find a horror manga I enjoyed. So after I read the latest book, volume 11 (one of my best manga of last year), I wanted to make sure I pre-ordered a copy of volume 12. In February, I placed an order with Amazon. At that time, volume 12 was due out later that month. It didn’t arrive — instead, a new date of […]

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Tokyopop Layoffs — Who’s Left?

Heidi MacDonald is reporting that Tokyopop has laid off “several more people — including editors Lillian Diaz-Przybyl and Troy Lewter. The staff is now reduced to a mere handful of people”, which doesn’t include, based on Heidi’s experience, the PR person, who is also gone. Lillian Diaz-Przybyl was the longest-running Tokyopop person I knew (not counting company head Stu Levy). She was an excellent editor, especially known for reaching out to fans, including most recently an essay on buying manga […]

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Manga Links Worth Thinking About

Shaenon K. Garrity (link no longer available) wrote an excellent overview of those little artist side notes found mostly in shojo manga. She provides a number of hilarious examples to support the idea that if you Read enough of these notes, however, and you get the impression that shojo manga artists are both incredibly boring and completely insane. I was impressed that she did an entire column on the format without even mentioning the overused “I’m so sorry my art […]

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Diamond Gem Awards Show Comic Market View of Manga

The 2010 Diamond Gem Award winners were just announced. These awards are nominated by a “panel of Diamond industry professionals”, voted on by comic book shop retailers, and selected based on “quality, creativity, and overall sales impact”, as you might note from the subtitle “Suppliers of the Year”. The winners are the industry “good guys”. For example, DC Comics, which has more retailer-friendly policies, beat out Marvel for Publisher of the Year (for the second year in a row), even […]

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