Manga News


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, […]


Why Manga Doesn’t Get Licensed for English | Nov 03 2013

The anonymous blogger at the official Kodansha Comics Tumblr has posted an incredibly informative article on why some manga titles don’t get licensed to be published in English. The reasons are their own, of course, but they’re logical and sensible, so I suspect other publishers think about the decision similarly in determining what’s likely to […]


Mastering Manga 2: Level Up With Mark Crilley | Nov 03 2013

Mark Crilley, dubbed “YouTube’s most popular art instructor“, is following up last year’s successful Mastering Manga With Mark Crilley with another set of lessons on how to create manga-styled comics. Mastering Manga 2: Level Up With Mark Crilley Mastering Manga 2: Level Up With Mark Crilley provides models for drawing basic body parts, such as […]


Neon Alley Celebrates Anniversary With Catch Up Feature | Oct 06 2013

Neon Alley, Viz Media’s pay animation channel that is available through game consoles and the web, is celebrating its one-year anniversary by adding a requested feature. In addition to “Watch Live” English-dubbed anime programming, they’ve added a web-based “Catch Up” option (which sounds similar to On Demand cable programming). Shows will be available on Catch […]