Sailor Moon anime is on the way!

Big news for Sailor Moon fans: The anime is coming this winter, and it will be live streamed on NicoNico Douga, although there is no guarantee it will be subtitled.

I talked to Viz CEO Ken Sasaki at San Diego about how Viz is changing to fit the realities of the new market. One interesting statistic is that in a very short time, their digital program has grown to 10% of print (in terms of units sold).

ICv2 has a two-part interview with Viz execs Leyla Aker and Kevin Hamric in which they talk about manga sales, digital comics, and how many books Viz publishes a year—300 seems to be about right.

I also interviewed Dallas Middaugh about Kodansha Comics’ digital program, which is shifting from their app to e-book platforms such as Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.

The Manga Bookshelf team discusses this week’s new releases and reveals their picks of the week.

Fullmetal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa talks about her manga about life on the farm, Silver Spoon. (Via Deb Aoki.)

If you’re in the Bay Area, mark your calendar: Junko Mizuno will be at Kinokuniya on August 10.

Reviews: Here’s the latest round of Bookshelf Briefs from Manga Bookshelf. Ash Brown takes us through her week in manga at Experiments in Manga.

Matthew Alexander on vol. 4 of Black God (The Fandom Post)
Ash Brown on Black-Winged Love (Experiments in Manga)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble (ANN)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Doubt (ANN)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of The Earl and the Fairy (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
Ken H. on vol. 14 of Erementar Gerade (Comics Worth Reading)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 13 of Kamisama Kiss (The Comic Book Bin)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 21 of Kaze Hikaru (The Comic Book Bin)
Jocelyne Allen on Keimusho no Naka (Brain Vs. Book)
Sean Gaffney on Last of the Mohicans (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 6 of Limit (Comics Worth Reading)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 8 of Naruto (Blogcritics)
Jocelyne Allen on Pluto (Brain Vs. Book)
Kris on Princess Honey (Manic About Manga)
Matthew Cycyk on The Strange Tale of Panorama Island (Matt Talks About Manga)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 2 of Thermae Romae (ANN)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Twin Knights (Comics Worth Reading)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Utsubora (Comics Worth Reading)
Thomas Zoth on vol. 1 of Wolfsmund (The Fandom Post)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (Blogcritics)

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  1. Sweet! I heard rumors about the anime coming last year.

    Definitely looking forward…