JManga: The post-mortems begin

I weighed in on the demise of JManga at MTV Geek. Sean Gaffney works through several of the stages of grief, while Lori Henderson discusses JManga’s good and bad points and speculates on what may have gone wrong. At The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder argues that publishers who use DRM are punishing their paying customers (like the people who are about to lose the comics they thought they purchased). Lissa Pattillo compares JManga to other digital manga services and points out some of the flaws at Kuriousity.

I looked over the past week’s new manga at MTV Geek, and Lissa Pattillo tackled the list as well at her On the Shelf column at Otaku USA.

Jason Thompson takes a look at Black Lagoon in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.

The local paper interviews Chris Beveridge, the guy behind the anime/manga blog The Fandom Post.


Connie on vols. 3 and 4 of Ai no Kusabi (Slightly Biased Manga)
Daniella Orihuela-Gruber on Apartments of Calle Feliz and Yakuza Cafe (All About Manga)
Connie on vol. 15 of Bakuman (Slightly Biased Manga)
Ash Brown on vol. 19 of Blade of the Immortal (Experiments in Manga)
Manjiorin on vol. 1 of Blood-C (Organization ASG)
Daniella Orihuela-Gruber on Caramel (All About Manga)
Erica Friedman on the March issue of Comic Yuri Hime (Okazu)
Justin on chapters 22, 23, and 24 of Cross Manage (Organization ASG)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 3 of A Devil and Her Love Song (Blogcritics)
Connie on vol. 6 of A Devil and Her Love Song (Slightly Biased Manga)
Drew McCabe on vol. 23 of D.Gray-Man (Comic Attack)
Connie on vol. 6 of Dogs (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of His Favorite (I Reads You)
Connie on I Love You, Chief Clerk! (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 5 of Kamisama Kiss (Blogcritics)
Jocelyne Allen on vol. 8 of Kaze to Ki no Uta (Song of the Wind and Trees) (Brain Vs. Book)
Daniella Orihuela-Gruber on vol. 1 of Kizuna (All About Manga)
Anna N on vol. 1 of Knights of Sidonia (Manga Report)
Connie on Laugh Under the Sun (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Limit (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 2 of Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries (Comics Worth Reading)
Connie on vol. 1 of Neon Genesis Evangelion (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on New Beginnings (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sweetpea on Oresama Teacher (Organization ASG)
Kristin on vol. 14 of Otomen (Comic Attack)
Matt Cycyk on Planetes (Matt Talks About Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 11 of Rosario + Vampire: Season II (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 6 of Sailor Moon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 9 of Sailor Moon (Blogcritics)
Daniela Orihuela-Gruber on Same Difference (All About Manga)
Connie on vol. 2 of Strobe Edge (Slightly Biased Manga)
Anna N on vol. 3 of Strobe Edge (Manga Report)
Katherine Hanson on A Transparent Orange in the Lip (Yuri no Boke)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 5 of Tsubasa (Blogcritics)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 16 of Vampire Knight (The Comic Book Bin)
Justin on chapters 3, 4, and 5 of World Trigger (Organization ASG)

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  1. A always saw JManga as a site that leased access to titles rather than selling them.

    If I cannot download manga to my device and have it there when the source goes out of business I have not bought it. I don’t see DRM as the problem, just some implementations of DRM.