Manga News


New Urasawa Title Coming to English: Master Keaton | Mar 05 2014

Viz is on a roll with its license announcements, but this one is the most exciting! Master Keaton by Naoki Urasawa, author of the wonderful Pluto, Monster, and 20th Century Boys, will be published in North America in December as a Viz Signature title. (It’s also coming to the United Kingdom, and Australia.) It’s a […]


Vertical Survey Hints at Patreon Subscription Plan | Mar 04 2014

Vertical, the manga publisher of unusual works, has published a reader survey to find out more about their customers’ buying habits and license requests. I found this question particularly interesting: Would you consider participating in a Vertical subscription program supported through Patreon? (For a monthly amount, patrons could receive the Vertical catalog as it comes […]


Viz Announces Two Fall Shojo Beat Titles | Mar 03 2014

Vampires aren’t dead yet as a trend, and Viz is putting out a supernatural romance featuring them in October. Honey Blood by Miko Mitsuki runs three volumes. Hinata’s high school classmate is attacked by a vampire, but she doesn’t believe the mythical monsters exist. Yet her neighbor, who wrote a vampire romance novel, makes her […]


Manga Dogs Coming From Kodansha This Fall | Feb 20 2014

Kodansha Comics has announced an upcoming title I’m excited by, Manga Dogs. That’s their English title for GDGD-DOGS by Ema Toyama. Her previous works I Am Here! and Missions of Love have already been released in English. Manga Dogs is the story of three wannabe manga artists (all pretty boys) with “ridiculous delusions” about the […]


High School Debut Manga Omnibus Edition to Include New Material | Feb 14 2014

High School Debut (3-in-1 Edition) Volume 1 I very much enjoyed the shojo manga series High School Debut, so I have mixed emotions about this omnibus news. On the one hand, I’m glad more people will have a chance to read the series; on the other, putting new material in the reprints makes me gnash […]


Viz Neon Alley Anime Channel Will Be Free Via Hulu | Feb 14 2014

Neon Alley, the Viz Media anime and video channel that debuted almost two years ago, is changing its business model. Previously available through gaming systems and their website for a monthly fee, Neon Alley is moving to and Hulu Plus as of April 1. Also, all Viz Media streaming content (including what’s currently available […]


SuBLime Manga Titles on Sale for Valentine’s Day | Feb 14 2014

From now through February 20, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, all SuBLime digital manga titles are discounted $1 at the company website. That makes most of them $4.99 instead of $5.99. (Prices at the site right now reflect the discount.) The digital purchases come with both a downloadable PDF and the ability to view the manga […]


Who Knew There Were So Many Online Manga Reading Sites?! | Feb 11 2014

Justin Stroman provides an excellent rundown of, as he puts it, “legal manga reading sites with either advertising and/or site wide mistakes that’s kind of crippling.” So, ok, you know going in that his experience wasn’t great, but it’s neat to know that there are options out there beyond Crunchyroll Manga and Mangabox (which is […]


Win a Copy of Yotsuba&! Book 12 | Dec 16 2013

Yotsuba&! Book 12 I adore the Yotsuba&! series. It’s a tonic, a restful bit of entertainment that encourages me and sometimes even restores my soul. Ok, that’s putting a lot on a manga, but still, I like it a lot. And I have a spare copy of the latest volume (which is readable to someone […]


How’s Crunchyroll Manga Working? | Nov 16 2013

Jason Thompson’s latest House of 1000 Manga column evaluates Crunchyroll’s new online manga service. I appreciated the writeup, since it goes over the basics, including cost and selection, making it easier to decide whether it’s something worth paying for. For me, the answer is still no, but that’s because I’m so backlogged on physical manga, […]