Manga News


The True Story of an American Manga Assistant in Japan | May 19 2014

It’s not many aspiring manga artists who get a chance to work in the real field. Jamie Lynn Lano did, spending time as an assistant on the Japanese manga The Prince of Tennis in 2008. Now, she’s written a book about her experiences. The Princess of Tennis is available for preorder. It will release on […]


Viz Licenses Sailor Moon Anime to Start Hulu Run Monday | May 18 2014

It was brought home to me at TCAF that Sailor Moon was responsible for an entire generation of comic artists. Young women, particularly, were strongly influenced by the foundational magical girl series, first launched as a manga in 1992. Thus, there was much rejoicing when Viz announced this weekend that they have licensed the Sailor […]


Win What Did You Eat Yesterday? | May 01 2014

What Did You Eat Yesterday? Book 1 Not enough people are talking ecstatically about Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday? It’s a wonderful slice of life manga about two men, their relationship, and their love of good cooking. The first book came out at the end of March, with Volume 2 due at the […]


Viz Digital Sale on Three Basic Titles Kicks Off May | May 01 2014

Today only, you can get a digital copy of Bleach Volume 1 for $1.99. For the entire month, the incredibly popular Naruto Volume 1 and One Piece Volume 1 will be $1.99 each digitally. These prices apply at or through their iOS or Android apps. These three series are foundational for manga in the […]


Win Say I Love You Before You Can Buy It | Apr 15 2014

Say I Love You Book 1 A mailing mixup means a new contest! I enjoyed reading Say I Love You, a new shojo manga series about a high school romance between a loner and a popular boy, so since I wound up with an extra copy, I’d like to give someone else a chance to […]


How Much Tezuka Is Too Much? | Apr 01 2014

I’m late covering this news, which Publishers Weekly wrote about over a month ago, but I had some thoughts about the news that Digital Manga will be publishing previously untranslated works by Osamu Tekuza via their Digital Manga Guild. Specifically, their deal with Tezuka Productions Co. Ltd. aims to “bring Tezuka’s backlist of manga titles, […]


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 […]