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Jojo’s Bizarre Manga Translation: “MudaMuda” or “NoUse”?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Featured, Reviews, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Translating Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is as challenging and unique as the manga. See what fans and manga translation pros had to say about some unusual series.

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Manga Translation Poll: Honorifics – Yes, No or Maybe?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

An informal poll of manga and comics readers, regarding the use of Japanese honorifics (-chan, -san, -kun) in Japanese to English manga translation.

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How to Interview Japanese Manga Artists: Tips for Western Journalists

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Featured, Manga Lists | 3 comments

See a list list of cross-cultural tips and how-to’s for interviewing manga artists and editors from Japan for Western journalists and bloggers.

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Virtual Reality Manga + Kodansha Open House at J-Pop Summit 2015

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Japan comes to San Francisco again on August 8-9, 2015 as the 7th J-Pop Summit comes to town, and this time, a giant Titan and virtual reality comics are joining the party. J-Pop Summit is an annual celebration of the best of what’s new and fun in music, fashion, technology, food, movies, anime and manga from Japan. Last year’s event in San Francisco Japan Town attracted over 120,000 attendees. But this year, J-Pop Summit is expanding and changing from...

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SDCC + AX 2015 Manga News Roundup on Publishers Weekly

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

My overview of manga trends and news at Anime Expo 2015 and San Diego Comic-Con International for Publishers Weekly.

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TCAF 2015 – Gengoroh Tagame Talks Gay Manga, “Bara,” BL and Scanlation

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Events, Featured, Interviews | 1 comment

Gay manga artist Gengoroh Tagame, Graham Kolbeins and Anne Ishii from MASSIVE and Leyla Aker from SuBLime Manga talk about gay comics in japan at TCAF 2015.

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SDCC 2015 – Best (and Worst) Manga of 2015!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Events, Featured, Manga Lists | 4 comments

See which titles got cheers and jeers at the annual Best and Worst Manga panel, as presented at San Diego Comic-Con 2015!

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Twitter Dos and Don’ts: Social Media Tips for Comics Creators

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

An online conversation about the dos and don’ts of promoting comics on Twitter, featuring comics pros, fans, and press chiming in on what works and what doesn’t.

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TCAF 2015: “Creating a Girl-Friendly Manga Collection for Libraries”

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Events, Featured, Manga Lists | 0 comments

On Friday afternoon at the Toronto Reference Library, we presented a talk about “Creating a girl-friendly manga collection” for libraries at the TCAF Librarians and Educators Day session. Robin Brenner (Youth Librarian at Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts and editor of No Flying No Tights blog, and contributor to the School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids blog), Leyla Aker (Sr. VP, Publishing for VIZ Media), and myself gave an overview of the different kinds of manga and what...

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Manga Translation: A World of Differences and Headaches

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Featured, News | 1 comment

Twitter thoughts and rants about Japanese to English manga translation and what it means for the Japanese manga publishing business and fans worldwide.

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