Monday manga mayhem

Two of what are apparently my pet themes for this iteration of Flipped come up in the latest installment: publisher woes, and Eisner nominations. It also confirmed my theory that no depressing thought can survive in the wake of a re-reading of manga by Kiyohiko Azuma.

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Just because everyone else has pointed to it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t: Chris Butcher on the shape of the manga industry, part one and part two.

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Would you like your Anime Expo round-up annotated or exhaustive? You can’t really go wrong either way.

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I can’t really go with a “manga invades Paris” tag, because that happened a while ago, but many of the conquering forces visited their territory over the weekend and received fabulous prizes. Money quote from the former link:

“One in two French children are thought to have read at least one manga comic, and an entire French generation was reared on a diet of Japanese animated television cartoons.”

I swear that reads just like those articles on a child’s chance of catching a venereal disease before their freshman year in high school.

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John Jakala prepares for the new regime:

“I for one openly welcome our new manga overlords and thank them in advance for all the wonderful entertainment they will be bringing us.”

He neglected to mention the robotic, page-turning kittens that Kodansha will deliver to each customer who gets all the giant eyes punched on their frequent buyer cards.

One Response to Monday manga mayhem

  1. John Jakala says:

    I love the picture of Obata at the Actua BD link.

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