October 18, 2004

My Darling is a Manga-ka

My Darling is a Foreigner Missed this one on the ANS infodump: The Japan Times has this charming profile on the Da-rin wa Gaikokujin (My Darling is a Foreigner) series, a wildly popular slice-of-life manga detailing the existence of manga-ka Saori Okuri and her American husband Tony Laszlo. Don't expect to see the tweeners in the Borders manga aisles gabbing about it anytime soon, but it's clearly found its audience among casual readers in Japan. If it ever came to the States, it'd probably be picked up by a Japanese language and culture publisher first rather than the usual manga suspects ...

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