Gagan Singh on Viz’s digital program

Lissa Pattillo looks at Viz’s new license announcements from NYCC, which include Black Rose Alice, by Afterschool Nightmare creator Setona Mizushiro, and Time Killers, a collection of short stories by Blue Exorcist manga-ka Kazue Kato.

ICv2 talks at length with Viz chief technology officer Gagan Singh about their digital program, their app vs. e-books, piracy, and growing the manga audience.

Erica Friedman rounds up all things yuri in Yuri Network News.

Jocelyne Allen takes a look at Machiko Kyo’s U, a manga that is not licensed over here but has some pretty interesting artwork.

Taking a page from Bakuman, 14-year-old Sato Ito is the author of a story to be published in the December issue of Nakayoshi. Despite her youth, Ito is no overnight success; she won the Niigata Manga Competition three times in a row, starting in 2009.

I’m late in linking to this, and there’s only a week left, but if you want to try your hand at translating some real manga, check out the Digital Manga Association’s Manga Translation Battle. There are prizes to be won, plus it’s good experience for would-be translators.

Reviews: Carlo Santos takes a quick look at some recent releases in his latest Right Turn Only!! column at ANN.

Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of Afterschool Charisma (The Comic Book Bin)
Ash Brown on vol. 26 of Blade of the Immortal (Experiments in Manga)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 8 of Bleach (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 9 of Bunny Drop (ANN)
Anna N on vols. 1 and 2 of A Dark Fable of the Forest (Manga Report)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 12 of Dengeki Daisy (ANN)
Matthew Warner on vol. 10 of A Devil and Her Love Song (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Warner on vol. 2 of Doubt (The Fandom Post)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of From the New World (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 9 of Fullmetal Alchemist (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
Matthew Warner on K-On! College (The Fandom Post)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 13 of Kamisama Kiss (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of No Matter How You Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 17 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (The Comic Book Bin)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 12 of One Piece (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
Matthew Warner on vol. 12 of Psyren (The Fandom Post)
Derek Bown on the September 30 issue of Shonen Jump (Manga Bookshelf)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 30 of Slam Dunk (The Comic Book Bin)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Tiger & Bunny (The Comic Book Bin)
Carlo Santos on vol. 3 of Tiger & Bunny (ANN)
Leroy Douresseaux on Sides A and B of Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (I Reads You)
Erica Friedman on Tsuki to Sekai to Etoile (Okazu)
Josh Begley on vol. 1 of Vinland Saga (The Fandom Post)
Ash Brown on vol. 5 of Wandering Son (Experiments in Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 6 of X (The Comic Book Bin)

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