Manga Gossips - Secrets of Manga Artists Exposed! (2009-02-23)
Manga gossips! True or not? You decide, interesting nonetheless.
Top Manga Properties in 2008 - Rankings and Circulation Data (2008-12-31)
Best-selling manga in Japan and the U.S. in 2008 and Shounen Jump manga rankings.
A Summary of France's Comics Market and the Future of China's Comics Market (2008-11-31)
A comparison between the French comics market and the Chinese comics market.
The Milestones of Quality and Quantity - The "100 Million Copies" Best-Seller Comics Award (2008-10-13)
An look at various manga that have sold over 100 million copies.
Fluid Friction Comics Interview (2008-10-05)
An interview with the Hong Kong-based comics publisher Fluid Friction Comics.
Readership Data Analysis of Ichijinsha Publications (2008-08-03)
A brief history of Comic Market, also known as Comiket.
Readership Data Analysis of Ichijinsha Publications (2008-06-25)
An analysis of the readership of Ichijinsha's various publications.
A Review of Kara no Kyoukai Part III (2008-06-18)
Part III of a review of the novel Kara no Kyoukai by Type-Moon's Nasu.
A Review of Kara no Kyoukai Part II (2008-06-18)
Part II of a review of the novel Kara no Kyoukai by Type-Moon's Nasu.
A Review of Kara no Kyoukai Part I (2008-06-04)
Part I of a review of the novel Kara no Kyoukai by Type-Moon's Nasu.
2007 French Comics Market Data and Analysis (2008-04-20)
Association des Critiques et des journalistes de Bande Dessinée's 2007 report on the state of the comics industry in France.
The Reminiscence of My 25 Years with Shonen Jump (2008-03-31)
Editor-in-chief of Weekly Shonen Jump talks about his 25 years of experience working at Shueisha.
PiQ: A Brief Analysis of ADV's Newtype Replacement (2008-03-26)
An analysis of PiQ, Newtype USA's replacement magazine.
The Busiest Mangaka Ever: George Akiyama (2008-02-28)
A look at some of the busiest mangaka in history, George Akiyama edition.
The Busiest Mangaka Ever: Shinji Mizushima (2008-02-21)
A look at some of the busiest mangaka in history, Shinji Mizushima edition.
The Busiest Mangaka Ever: Go Nagai (2008-02-11)
A look at some of the busiest mangaka in history, Go Nagai edition.
Takehiko Inoue Talks about Visit to Kinokuniya (2008-02-02)
Takehiko Inoue talks to Jump SQ about his visit to the Kinokuniya bookstore in New York City.
Newtype USA: A Brief History of ADV's Newtype Publication (2008-01-30)
A history of the Newtype USA magazine and its original Japanese counterpart.
Manga Editors - The Reason I Quit My Job as a Manga Editor Epilogue (2008-01-25)
Why a former female manga editor quit her job, Epilogue.
Fujiko Fujio (A) Talks about Life at Tokiwa-so (2008-01-19)
Fujiko Fujio (A) talks about the days he spent at Tokiwa-so.
Manga Editors - The Reason I Quit My Job as a Manga Editor Part V (2008-01-01)
Why a former female manga editor quit her job, Part V.
Manga Anthology Circulations 2004-2006 (2007-12-27)
Japanese manga anthology circulation figures from 2004 - 2006.
Science in Manga - Science Fiction One Piece (2007-11-08)
Fiction or fact? A scientific dissection of phenomenons found in One Piece.
Manga Zombie (2007-10-15)
ComiPress teams up with writer Udagawa Takeo and translator John Gallagher to publish an online version of the English-language translation of Manga Zombie.
Interview with Kinoko Nasu on the Theatrical Version of Kara no Kyoukai: Part 2 (2007-10-12)
Part 2 of an interview with Type-Moon's Nasu on the film adaptation of Kara no Kyoukai.
Interview with Kinoko Nasu on the Theatrical Version of Kara no Kyoukai: Part 1 (2007-10-12)
Part 1 of an interview with Type-Moon's Nasu on the film adaptation of Kara no Kyoukai.
Manga Editors - The Reason I Quit My Job as a Manga Editor Part IV (2007-08-20)
Why a former female manga editor quit her job, Part IV.
Tsundere + Taliban = Tsundeban? (2007-07-30)
Comics distributed online by Korean users portray Tailban as Tsundere.
Manga Editors - The Reason I Quit My Job as a Manga Editor Part III (2007-07-23)
Why a former female manga editor quit her job, Part III.
A History of Shojo, Loli, and Harmful Books (2007-07-17)
An overview of the "Harmful Books" movement in Japan.
The Road to Glory: Manga Awards - Tezuka Cultural Award (2007-07-12)
A guide to the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award.
A Tradition in Plagiarism (2007-07-09)
A brief history of plagiarism in manga and some interesting examples.
Does Hong Kong Comics Have Anything Other than Kung Fu? (2007-07-01)
A brief history of Hong Kong kung fu comics? Is it the only thing Hong Kong can offer?
Online Translation - Dealing with Copyright and Plagiarism Issues Part III (2007-06-09)
Views on concepts explored in Part I from other site/blog's authors, journalists, and people from the industry.
Online Translation - Dealing with Copyright and Plagiarism Issues Part II (2007-06-09)
A translation of Ahowota Law Student News's opinion on the subject.
Online Translation - Dealing with Copyright and Plagiarism Issues Part I (2007-06-09)
Part 1 of a 3-part feature that explores problems dealing with online translations such as copyright infringement and plagiarism.
English Anime Magazines and Journals Recap 2006-2007 (2007-06-04)
An analysis from Isaac Alexander on anime magazines and journals in 2006-2007.
Japanese Manga's Influence in China and Elsewhere - Good or Bad? (2007-05-14)
Is loving manga unpatriotic? Some in China says yes, while others disagree.
The Rise and Fall of Weekly Shonen Jump: A Look at the Circulation of Weekly Jump (2007-05-06)
Shonen Jump's historic circulation analysis, and an updated list of the Jump manga circulation numbers (updated from the 2006 version).
Hirohiko Araki Lecture Part 3: Questions and Answers with Araki-Sensei (2007-04-29)
Part III of a lecture given by Hirohiko Araki.
A Legal Examination of Issues Caused by Rozen Maiden's Hiatus (2007-04-15)
A legal analysis of issues involving Rozen Maiden's hiatus.
An Analysis of Weekly Manga Magazines Price for the Past 30 Years (2007-04-06)
An analysis of the price of weekly manga magazines in the last 30 years.
The True Origin of Death Note... Ancient China? (2007-04-01)
Archaeologists have discover evidence of Death Note in ancient China.
Manga Editors - The Reason I Quit My Job as a Manga Editor Part II (2007-03-31)
Why a former female manga editor quit her job, Part II.
Death Note in China - Success or Disaster? (2007-03-20)
Death Note is popular among Chinese fans, but parents see it as a harmful tool that should be kept away from children...
Fujiko F. Fujio's View on Manga and Manga Artists (2007-03-16)
Doraemon creator Fujiko F. Fujio's view on what makes a great manga artist.
Who's the Loan King? Searching for the Most Debt-Ridden Manga Hero (2007-03-10)
Who's the king of debt? Find out who is the most debt-ridden manga hero.
Battles on Copyrights Part 3 - The Fear of Falling into the Abyss (2007-03-01)
Part 3 of a 3-part feature where Leiji Matsumoto talks about the importance of copyrights.
Battles on Copyrights Part 2 - Mimicry is not Creativity (2007-02-18)
Part 2 of a 3-part feature where Leiji Matsumoto talks about the importance of copyrights.
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Interview - "Gundam is a Poorly Made Anime" (2007-02-14)
An interview with Gundam art director and character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, who talks about Gundam and his recent works.
Kings of Hiatus - The One Year Anniversary of Hunter X Hunter Hiatus (2007-02-11)
Hunter X Hunter, one of the 4 kings of Hiatus, celebrates the one year anniversary of its extended break in Shonen Jump.
Battles on Copyrights Part 1 - Leiji Matsumoto Talks about Creators' Thoughts (2007-02-11)
Part 1 of a 3-part feature where Leiji Matsumoto talks about the importance of copyrights.
An Adult Manga Artist's Big Surprise - Uncensored Illustrations Featured in French Newspaper (2007-02-08)
Adult manga artist Gengoroh Tagame talks about his experience with French newspaper Libération.
Mushishi Live-Action Movie Interview (2007-02-03)
Interview with the director and the actor of the Mushishi live-action movie.
Discrimination in Japanese Manga (2007-01-25)
Japanese fans respond to criticism of discrimination in manga.
Naoki Urasawa Talks about Manga and Professionalism (2007-01-24)
Famed manga artist Naoki Urasawa defines professionalism.
On the Cost of Producing Manga (2007-01-20)
A Japanese school teacher calculates the cost of manga production.
100 Questions About Anime & Manga Overseas Special Issue: Fansubs and the Gloom of the Anime Industry - Part 3 (2007-01-16)
Part 3 of a 3-part article looking at how fansubs are affecting the anime industry.
Manga Consumption of Hardcore Fans and Casual Fans (2007-01-12)
An analysis of hardcore manga fans and casual manga fans, and what they mean to the industry.
The Origin of Death Note? (2007-01-08)
Is Death Note's story original, or is it based on another manga?
"Gentlemen, I like BL" - Fujoshi Declares War on Earth (2007-01-05)
Toranoana's marketing speech, or is it the fujoshi army's war speech?
Korean Manhwa Export Increasing (2007-01-03)
Manhwa sales are slumping in South Korea but taking off in other countries.
Shonen Jump and Yaoi/BL Fans, Part 2 (2007-01-01)
Part 2 of a 2-part analysis of Shonen Jump's attempt to better market itself to the fujoshi demographic.
The Road to the Final Climax of Vagabond (2006-12-31)
Interview with Takehiko Inoue on his manga Vagabond.
Manga Editors - The Reason I Quit My Job as a Manga Editor Part I (2006-12-26)
Why a former female manga editor quit her job, Part I.
Current State of Manga Magazines and Anthologies in China (2006-12-26)
Analysis of Chinese manga publication in 2006.
Manga Artist Interview: Nariko Enomoto (2006-12-22)
Nihon Manga Gakuin interviews Nariko Enomoto, mangaka of Sentiment no Kisetsu.
Shueisha Interviews Inoue Takehiko on Slam Dunk Scholarship and Basketball (2006-12-15)
Shueisha interviews Inoue, who talks about the Slam Dunk Scholarship and basketball.
Science in Manga - The Make-Believe Science of "Spiral - Bonds of Reasoning" (2006-12-18)
Fiction or fact? A scientific dissection of strange phenomenons found in Spiral - Bonds of Reasoning.
On Modern Shoujo Manga and Sex: Excessive Sexual Material in Shoujo Manga and Magazine (2006-11-30)
Parents are concerned about excessive sexual material appearing in today's shoujo manga and magazine.
Naoki Urasawa Talks about Relationship between Mangaka and Editors (2006-11-29)
A conversation between Naoki Urasawa and manga producer Takashi Nagasaki on the relationship between manga artists and their editors.
25 Years of Morning
(2006-11-27) Kodansha celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Weekly Morning magazine.
A Discussion with Kids - "Who is a Worse Father, Goku or Vegeta?" (2006-11-18)
How do Dragon Ball Z's Goku and Vegeta fare as fathers?
New Law Banning Lolicon? (2006-11-17)
Proposed policy threatens to ban lolicon, what does the future hold for otakus?
Moe X Shogi: An Introduction to the Magic of Shogi (2006-11-16)
Moe + education: "An Introduction to the Magic of Shogi" teaches you how to play shogi.
Mainichi Shimbun Interviews TenBu Productions Founder Austell Callwood (2006-11-08)
Mainichi Shimbun's anime/manga/game news site Mantan Web recently posted an interview Austell Callwood.
Why Do Manga Magazines Use Colored Paper? (2006-10-29)
Manga magazines often contain colored pages, but why do they use colored paper?
Gundam and Giant Robots in South Korea (2006-10-28)
"In Korea, 'Gundam' is a general term for robots which appear in anime" - The amazing tale of how South Korea pirated Gundam.
Maid Hunting - Akihabara Maid Threatened with a Knife and Molested, Otaku Heaven in Danger? (2006-10-25)
A maid in Akihabara was threatened, and subsequently molested, by a man. Full report of the incident.
Wicked Saber Figure Arrives in Akihabara (2006-10-23)
A spectacularly ugly figurine of Fate/stay night's Saber so wicked, it became a phenomenon.
Ken Akamatsu Live-Talk Session (2006-10-21)
Translation of a live-talk session with Ken Akamatsu, held by ANIME KAI in Shinjuku LOFT/PLUS ONE.
Futabasha Infringes the Trademark of Their Own Manga? (2006-10-08)
Futabasha is not allowed to sell its own product, Crayon Shin-Chan, in China because of "Trademark Infringement."
A Comparison of the Scale of U.S. and Japanese Manga Markets (2006-09-26)
Japanese fans asked was "How does the scale of the U.S. manga market compare to Japan's manga market?."
New Report from JETRO on the Manga Market in Germany (2006-09-04)
An ongoing series of investigations from JETRO on manga markets in different parts of the workd, including Japan, U.S., Europe, and more.
Did Gedo Senki Make a Good Start? (2006-08-26)
A review of Gedo Senki, the debut film of Hayao Miyazaki's eldest son, Goro.
Shonen Jump and Yaoi/BL Fans, Part 1 (2006-08-25)
Part 1 of a 2-part analysis of Shonen Jump's attempt to better market itself to the fujoshi demographic.
MangaNEXT Interview (2006-08-23)
Isaac Alexander interviews MangaNEXT Chairman David Christopher Asher and Staff Liaison Eugene Cheng.
Japanese Entertainment Industry Challenges the Chinese Market (2006-08-08)
China is becoming an attractive market for the Japanese entertainment industry, but it's not going to be easy.
Mangaka - The Occupation (2006-08-05)
Being a mangaka must result in high pays and offer a luxurious life that people in a salary system long for. So how exactly does one spend their luxurious life?
Leiji Matsumoto and the Revival of Classic Manga - "It All Started There," Revival of Early Japanese Manga (2006-08-02)
Reprinting classic series from the early days of manga are becoming popular among adult manga fans.
100 Questions About Anime & Manga Overseas Special Issue: Fansubs and the Gloom of the Anime Industry - Part 2 (2006-07-27)
Part 2 of a 3-part article looking at how fansubs are affecting the anime industry.
Hirohiko Araki Lecture Part 2: Drawing Manga, Araki-Style (2006-07-25)
Part II of a lecture given by Hirohiko Araki.
100 Questions About Anime & Manga Overseas Special Issue: Fansubs and the Gloom of the Anime Industry - Part 1 (2006-07-20)
Part 1 of a 3-part article looking at how fansubs are affecting the anime industry.
Japanese Fans Look at Quality of Fansubs (2006-07-13)
Japanese fans takes a curious look at the quality of translation of English fansubs.
Republication Boom in Classic Manga (Yomiuri) (2006-07-07)
An article examining the growing popularity in Japan of reprinting classic manga from earlier eras.
If Full-Color Manga Were The Norm (2006-06-30)
What would the Japanese manga scene look like if full-color comics were the norm?
Hirohiko Araki Lecture Part 1: His Past & Motives (2006-06-30)
Part I of a lecture given by Hirohiko Araki.
The Fate/stay night Staffs Interview (2006-06-30)
Dengeki Online interviews Type-Moon, who talk about the PS2 game Fate/stay night - Realta Nua.
Takekuma Memo: A Must-Read For All Aspiring Manga Artists (2006-06-25)
Veteran writer/editor Kentaro Takekuma introduces a blog written by an individual who has spent 30 years of his life as a mangaka's assistant.
Kids Who Can't Read Manga (2006-06-17)
A recent phenomenon in Japan where kids don't know how to read manga.
Manga and Photocopiers: A Brief History (2006-06-16)
An article regarding the advent of the Xerox machine (photocopier) and its effect on manga.
Chinese Online Manga Copyright Issues - Poisoned Wine Mixed with Honey (2006-06-16)
Chinese manga community and piracy, what's the future for China's online manga market?
Princess Hao and Other Legendary Shounen Jump Endings (2006-06-07)
A look at some of the most (in)famous endings in Shounen Jump.
Manga Artist Interview: Seiichi Ikeuchi (2006-06-05)
Nihon Manga Gakuin interviews Golf mangaka Seiichi Ikeuchi.
Shounen Jump Manga Circulation Numbers (2006-06-01)
A list of the best selling Weekly Shounen Jump manga of all time.
Historic Shoujo Manga Circulation Numbers (2006-05-24)
A list of the best selling Shoujo manga of all time.
How Impulse-Buying Supports Comic Sales, and the Internet's Weakness in Reverse-Propositional Sales Strategies (2006-05-22)
An interesting analysis on the sales strategies certain bookstores.
Mangaka Leiji Matsumoto Discusses the Joys and Tribulations the Internet Brings to Creators (2006-05-07)
Leiji Matsumoto speaks about manga and animation piracy , personal computers, the internet, and the creative process.
Anime Magazines and Anthologies Recap of 2005 (2006-05-06)
Isaac Alexander looks at anime magazines and anthologies in 2005.
Otaku vs. Normal People (2006-05-04)
A chart/quiz that shows the difference between a normal person and an otaku.
Manga Artist Interview: Hikaru Sato (2006-04-27)
Nihon Manga Gakuin interviews Hikaru Sato, mangaka of Edomae no Shun.
20th Century Boys Ending...or Not? (2006-04-24)
The final chapter of 20th Century Boys? Is this the end for the series?
About Battle Manga (2006-03-14)
An interesting analysis of battle manga from logical and existential standpoints.
The Truth Behind X's Hiatus (2006-03-08)
The truth behind the mysterious hiatus of Clamp's X (X/1999).