Floating_Sakura has an interesting post on the scanlation community. She notices an increase in scanlations of licensed material and wonders what that says about the next generation of scanlators.
The Australian has a lengthy and interesting article about Osamu Tezuka, who is attracting a lot of attention Down Under because of the show of his work in the National Gallery of Victoria.
The Daily Yomiuri looks at the Train Man phenomenon and concludes that manga is not the best medium for this story.
Company news: The 801 Media blog has an interview with the 801 mascot, Tomo-chan. (Via Manganews.) The Broccoli blog (one of my favorites!) has the redesigned cover of E’S. And I’m happy to announce that the Go!Comi blog, which is another great read, has added permalinks and an RSS feed. Now they just need some new content!
At the MangaCast, ninjaconsultant Erin reviews My-Hime. This is an extremely useful review for those of us who haven’t seen the anime, as Erin explains a lot that is not obvious on first reading. Be sure to check the comments for an interesting discussion on why manga made from anime usually suck.
Also, the Village Voice has a review of the new book Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S., by Roland Kelts, which might be of interest to some of us.