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  • 2012 Preview: 25 Hot New Manga Created: Monday, December 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Which of 2012's new manga has got the fans buzzing? See About.com's Manga picks for the most anticipated new manga titles due to hit the stores, including Heart of Thomas, Durarara!!, Alice in the ...
  • Interview: Hiro Mashima Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Hiro Mashima, creator of Fairy Tail and Rave Master, came to San Diego Comic-Con 2008 and showed off his upbeat personality and mischievous sense of humor." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
  • 50 Essential Manga for Libraries Created: Sunday, September 05, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
    See a list of 50 essential manga that every library should have on their shelves, including popular graphic novels for teens, kids and grown-ups. Librarian and author Robin Brenner offers insights ...
  • Top 10 Shojo Manga Must-Reads Created: Friday, June 22, 2007 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
    Curious about shojo (shoujo) manga but can't figure out where to start? Discover some of the most romantic, hilarious, magical and memorable Japanese comics for girls with our top 10 recommended re...
  • Shonen Jump Catches Up With Japan's Jump Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    See what Andy Nakatani, Editor in Chief of the North America edition of Weekly Shonen Jump had to say about the relaunch of VIZ Media's digital manga magazine, as it moved to simultaneous publicati...
  • Shonen Jump (U.S.) Manga Magazine Profile Created: Thursday, April 05, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Profile of Shonen Jump, a monthly shonen manga magazine for boys, published in the U.S. by Viz Media. Includes information about manga series featured, regular columns and its editorial direction.
  • Moto Hagio Gallery Created: Monday, September 27, 2010 Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012
    See a gallery of manga by Moto Hagio, including pages from A Drunken Dream and Other Stories from Fantagraphics, and photos from Hagio-sensei's visit to San Diego Comic-Con 2010. Also included in t...
  • Making a Living in Manga: Part 5 Created: Monday, December 03, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    The fifth part of the Making a Living in Manga series looks at 5 ways that the dysfunctional manga economy in North America could be fixed. It's fairly obvious that career prospects are fairly blea...
  • Making a Living in Manga: Part 4 Created: Thursday, May 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
    What effect did TokyoPop have on the "original English language" manga movement? Are publishers shying away from original comics that have manga influences? Is moving to Japan or self-publishing th...
  • Making a Living in Manga: Part 1 Created: Sunday, May 13, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
    Is it possible to make a living in manga in North America? I posed this question to comics professionals, publishers, creators and pundits, and got some interesting responses on Twitter. See what c...
  • Making a Living in Manga: Part 3 Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012
    Do many would-be manga artists have the skills to pay the bills? That is, are they creating publication-ready, professional quality work? Do they have the business and marketing smarts to sell them...
  • Interview: F.J. DeSanto Created: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Read an interview with producer and writer F.J. DeSanto, co-author of a new adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic manga, Cyborg 009. DeSanto explains his life-long fascination with Ishinomori'...
  • Spookiest (and Silliest) Ghosts and Zombies Manga Created: Monday, October 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Looking for the best manga ghost stories and graphic novels about zombies and the evil dead? From Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service to Zombie Loan, here's my list of some of the spookiest, silliest...
  • New Manga Announcements from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Created: Thursday, July 19, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    San Diego Comic-Con International is one of the biggest comics shows of the year, so little wonder that many North American manga publishers announced several new titles for 2012-2013 at this event...
  • New York Comic-Con Convention Profile Created: Saturday, April 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Profile of New York Comic-Con, a comic book, graphic novel, sci-fi and anime convention held annually in New York City. Includes information about dates, schedule of events, special guests and trav...
  • New York Anime Festival 2007 - Udon Entertainment Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    Omar Dogan and Joe Ng, artists for Udon Entertainment work on sketches for Dark Stalkers and Street Fighter manga published by Udon Entertainment.
  • 2007 New York Anime Festival Photo Gallery Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    See photos of highlights from 2007 New York Anime Festival at Jacob Javits Center, New York City, NY, including the crowds of fans, creative cosplay, special guests and events. Event photos include...
  • Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Anime Created: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan by Hiroshi Shiibashi, from VIZ Anime
  • Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Volume 1 Created: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    See preview pages from the English language edition of the revamped version of Shonen Jump Magazine, published by VIZ Media. See photos, pages and manga previews including descriptions of Yura: Ris...
  • Psyren Volume 1 Created: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    See preview pages from the English language edition of the revamped January 2011 issue of Shonen Jump Magazine, published by VIZ Media. See photos, pages and manga previews including descriptions o...
  • Shonen Jump Magazine Preview Created: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    See preview pages from the English language edition of the revamped January 2011 issue of Shonen Jump Magazine, published by VIZ Media. See photos, pages and manga previews including descriptions o...
  • Shonen Jump Magazine Preview Created: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    See preview pages from the English language edition of the revamped version of Shonen Jump Magazine, published by VIZ Media. See photos, pages and manga previews including descriptions of Yura: Ris...
  • Shonen Jump Q & A with Joel Enos Created: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    Read an interview with Shonen Jump Magazine Senior Editor Joel Enos, and find out the hows and whys beind the relaunch of the North American edition of this monthly manga magazine and the ShonenJum...
  • Shonen Jump Magazine Preview - Online Created: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    See preview pages from the English language edition of the revamped January 2011 issue of Shonen Jump Magazine, published by VIZ Media. See photos, pages and manga previews including descriptions o...
  • WonderCon 2008 Created: Monday, February 25, 2008 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    See photo highlights from this annual comic convention held in San Francisco, California at Moscone Center South, including cool cosplay, artists alley, publishers' panel discussions, exhibitors an...
  • WonderCon 2008 – BLB Comics Created: Monday, February 25, 2008 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    Comics dealer Robert Beerbohm shows off two rare finds: a Katzenjammer Kids comic book from 1905 and the first Popeye comic book from 1931.
  • Digital Manga Publishing Publisher Profile Created: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012
    Read a profile of Digital Manga Publishing, a print and digital manga publishing company based in Gardena, California. Includes address, web site, editorial focus, and popular current titles.
  • How to Read Manga Without Going Broke Created: Friday, January 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    Buying manga can be a costly habit, but there are several ways to enjoy your favorite graphic novels without going broke. Try these 15 money-saving tips and tricks to finding cheap, free or discoun...
  • JManga.com Report Card – Fall 2011 Created: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
    Read a report card about the pros/cons of JManga.com, a website featuring Japanese manga in English from 39 Japanese publishers. After two months, it’s time to take a closer look at this ambi...
  • JManga Publisher Profile Created: Sunday, August 05, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    Profile of online manga publishing company JManga. Includes address, web site, editorial focus, and popular current titles.
  • Vertical Inc. Publisher Profile Created: Monday, August 06, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    Profile of online manga publishing company Vertical Inc.. Includes address, web site, editorial focus, and popular current titles.
  • Interview: Jason Hoffs Created: Friday, February 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    Read an interview with Jason Hoffs, Head of Productions at VIZ Productions, as he talks about the upcoming live action feature film based on Bleach by Tite Kubo, now in production at Warner Brothers.

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