Editors talk shop, plus a manga starter kit

Justin Stroman talks to Yen Press freelancer Abigail Blackman about manga editing and the ins and outs of licensing manga. And here’s an interview with translator Adrienne Beck about translating Food Wars.

Helen McCarthy dishes a bit about her new book, A Brief History of Manga.

Zainab Akhtar lists five books that helped her get into manga, and since it’s Zainab, they are all great choices: Black Blizzard, Sunny, Pluto, Yotsuba&!, and Uzumaki.

News from the Vertical Tumblr: Knights of Sidonia will be available as an e-book, starting this week with vols. 1 and 2.

News from Japan: Yoshihiro Togashi will resume work on Hunter x Hunter after a lengthy hiatus. Ouran High School Host Club creator Bisco Hatori has a new series in the works. So does Mochi, creator of Cuticle Detective Inaba.


Maggie on vol. 11 of Attack on Titan (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Kristin on vols. 16 and 17 of Black Bird (Comic Attack)
Matthew Warner on vol. 11 of Blue Exorcist (The Fandom Post)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 9 of A Certain Scientific Railgun (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Justin Stroman on vol. 1 of Food Wars (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 14 of Kamisama Kiss (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
A Library Girl on vols. 1 and 2 of Midnight Secretary (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Rebecca Silverman on vols. 1 and 2 of Monster Musume (ANN)
A Library Girl on Olympos (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
L.B. Bryant on vol. 1 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story (ICv2)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
David Brothers on Space Brothers (4thletter!)
Sarah on vol. 9 of Strobe Edge (nagareboshi reviews)

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