Manga News


The Career of Manga Editing by Those Who Do It | Mar 31 2014

Organization Anti-Social Geniuses conducted a group interview with eight manga editors that’s worth reading. Participants include: John Bae, Viz Rachelle Donatos Lipp, the fan-volunteer Digital Manga Guild Hope Donovan, Tokyopop, Viz Ben Applegate, Digital Manga, Kodansha Carl Horn, Viz, Dark Horse Pancha Diaz, Viz Lindley Warmington, Digital Manga Guild Daniella Orihuela-Gruber, Tokyopop There is a […]


Queenie Chan Recommends Rumiko Takahashi | Mar 21 2014

Queenie Chan, a professional manga artist from the West (best known for The Dreaming), took a break from her exceptional series of essays on her career so far (seriously, read all the parts) to write about the importance of Rumiko Takahashi. Takahashi has been called the best-known manga artist in the west as well as […]


Manga Difficult Sale Without Anime | Mar 07 2014

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 13 The retailer-focused site ICv2 has posted an interview with Carl Horn, manga editor at Dark Horse. In it, he discusses my favorite manga title of theirs, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Unfortunately, the references aren’t encouraging. It’s brought up in the context of titles that don’t have anime […]


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 […]