Kodansha Comics is hiring; Nakayoshi is awesome

Scott Green speculates about what series will replace Akira Toriyama’s Jaco the Galactic Patrolman in Viz’s Shonen Jump magazine.

When my mom was getting a room painted or papered, she used to let my kids come in and draw on the walls first. Shogakukan did that on a larger scale in August, letting their manga artists come in and draw on the walls of their building, which was demolished a few days later. Now ANN has a photo set of the drawings, which include work by Naoki Urasawa and Fujiko Fujio A.

Tony Yao compares the anime adaptation of Attack on Titan with the original manga.

Job hunting? Kodansha Comics is looking for a manga editor. Ability to read Japanese is a must!

Erica Friedman writes about that shoujo-est of shoujo manga magazines, Nakayoshi, home of Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura.

News from Japan: Suzuhito Yasuda is the artist of Durarara!! and the writer of Yozakura Quartet, so it’s little wonder the two are crossing over—again—this time in a 100-page manga that will come with a limited edition of the Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta home video. The spinoff manga K -Days of Blue- will launch next month in Kodansha’s Aria magazine. Speaking of Aria, here’s a sneak peek at Kuinaki Sentaku (A Choice With No Regrets), the Attack on Titan prequel (it’s about Levi) that will launch in the January issue. And ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings.


Ken H. on vols. 17 and 18 of Eremetar Gerade (Comics Should Be Good)
Erica Friedman on vol. 17 of Hayate x Blade (Okazu)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 11 of Naruto (Lesley’s Musings on Manga)
Sakura Eries on vol. 16 of Otomen (The Fandom Post)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Sickness Unto Death (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
John Rose on vol. 1 of Umineko: When They Cry 3 – Turn of the Golden Witch (The Fandom Post)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Voice Over: Seiyuu Academy (I Reads You)

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  1. Just a clarification – Yoshiya Nobuko was an early 20th century writer, best known for her short stories. I consider her a grandmother of the genre Yuri (and indeed all of shoujo,) for her work in “girls’ lierature” where she established many tropes that are still with us…and because her novel Yaneura no Nishojo informed many early Yuri manga. She herself was never involved in manga.