New manga time! I check out the latest releases at MTV Geek, and Lissa Pattillo gives her picks in her On the Shelf column at Otaku USA. Sean Gaffney looks forward to next week’s new release—yeah, that’s not a typo. Midtown Comics has just one new manga title next week.
It’s not manga, but definitely of interest to manga readers: Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda, the husband-and-wife team behind Yokai Attack, talk up their new book, Yurei Attack! The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide, at Crunchyroll.
Ash Brown talks about buying manga at RightStuf.
Shuho Sato, who has experimented with a number of different publication strategies for his Say Hello to Black Jack, is going to stop enforcing his copyright on the series after September 15, allowing people to copy, remix, and reuse the manga. He is even going so far as to allow a copier at an upcoming exhibit of his work, so people can copy the pages.
News from Japan: A woman who submitted manga to Shonen Jump claims that an editor touched her and made suggestive comments to her on two different occasions. The Sept. 5 issue of Margaret will feature Jitsuroku! Fudanjuku Monogatari, a 12-page, full-color manga by Arina Tanemura. Umineko When They Cry artist Sōichirō will draw a new manga based on the game Rose Guns Days for Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine.