Calvin Reid’s interview with Kodansha Comics honcho Yoshio Irie is up at Publishers Weekly Comics Week. Lots of confirmation of stuff we basically already knew but never had on the record (unless Amazon and Diamond count) and cordial but noncommittal discussion of future directions, plus (perfectly understandable, not-at-all unexpected) heartbreak:
“PWCW: Can we expect to see American versions of Kodansha manga anthology magazines for the U.S. audience?
“YI: Are printed anthology magazines a direction to go in at this point? Our bet is that it isn’t. It doesn’t really make sense to set up serialization magazines unless your aim is to generate new original series locally.”
Sigh. No American Afternoon, I guess.