Manga posts

Satoshi Kon, 1963-2010

Posted by on September 11th, 2010 at 8:23 PM
Satoshi Kon, one of the most gifted, innovative and searchingly intelligent artists working in the anime medium and the film world at large, died on the morning of August 24 from pancreatic cancer--at the age of 46.

The Gaming Scramble: TinierMe hits half-a-million U.S.-based users

Posted by on September 7th, 2010 at 7:33 AM
The gaming scramble for American fans of authentic anime.

Inside DMC with Johnny Ryan

Posted by on August 30th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
I needed more material if I was ever going to publish something on DMC. After weeks of feeling dejected about the curt interview, about failing to break through the professional wall and become a buddy, I put down the boxed wine, paused my Tori Amos CD, wrapped a metal-plated sash around my forehead, channeled my nine-tail demon fox and started working on this interview again. One day my nine-tailed demon fox (friend and collaborator Ryan Sands) told me his nine-donged spirit animal (friend and collaborator Johnny Ryan) was a die-hard fan of Detroit Metal City. A few e-mails later, we’d had this conversation.

Burn your comics!

Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 at 2:42 AM
The debate about the sentencing of a Swedish manga translator for the possession of child pornography still rages in Sweden.

Porn, Piracy and Manga’s Revolutionary Summer

Posted by on August 19th, 2010 at 7:06 AM
summer of manga Roland Kelts tackles the issues surrounding scanlations.

Naked manga = child pornography

Posted by on August 4th, 2010 at 2:18 AM
The last few weeks, the most talked-about occurrence in the Swedish comics community is, without a doubt, the sentencing of a manga translator for the possession of drawn images under the Swedish child pornography act.

TokyoPop hits the highway to save manga in America

Posted by on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The company's self-branded "TokyoPop Tour" launched in early July at Los Angeles's Anime Expo. When it's all over, Levy and his crew will have hit 28 cities in 54 days — all to get face time with fans. For me, the move is rich with irony: the heavily Internet-invested manga/anime producer and retailer I first encountered five years ago is now using online social networking to turn back into old-fashioned traveling salespeople.

SDCC 2010 Manga for Grown-Ups Panel

Posted by on July 29th, 2010 at 4:06 PM

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An Interview with Moto Hagio

Posted by on July 27th, 2010 at 1:07 AM
I was lucky enough to speak to Hagio at the San Diego Comic-Con through her translator Matt Thorn, the editor of A Drunken Dream.

“Cool Japan” is no longer enough

Posted by on July 5th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
"Cool Japan" was an apt brand for the early days of manga/anime fandom. But now it's an impediment.

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