September 20, 2005

Sugar Sugar (doodoodoodoodootdooo)

Manganews.net is the first to get the weekly Taiyosha Top 10 list this time. Nodame Cantabile skyrockets to the top (what?! they're already on Vol. 13?!) with Angel Heart, Kimi wa Pet / Tramps Like Us and Fruits Basket close behind. The first shounen title doesn't even crack the list until Death Note at #5. A rather varied profile this week.

Viz's new 1 World Manga initiative is set to "engage and educate young readers about a range of important issues facing humanity" through an original manga series. I want to know who's drawing it, though.

AoD tells you where you can get a jump ahead of everyone else with Del Rey's preview pages. The catch is, each preview page will be released once per day for an entire month until the actual release date. Check out Ghost Hunt, Gacha Gacha, and the magical girl series I am wetting my pants for because it's Moyoco Anno, Sugar Sugar Rune.

Love Manga has a handle on other new stuff that's coming out. Infinity Studios has a new manwha Zero lined up, while Jagged*Team reports that the Jim Henson Company may now be getting involved with the Parasyte movie.

Meanwhile, Queenie Chan interviews Rivkah, which is kinda like Michaelangelo having a sit-down-and-talk with Leonardo da Vinci. More pictures. More text.

Love Manga also reports Queenie's latest bloggery about the Manifest convention in Melbourne, but I LOL'ed most for her AllDrawSame self-portrait. Yeah, those damn Asians not only all look alike, but they all draw alike. Har.

... I wish an American comicker would have the same idea. You could get Derek Kirk Kim in on it!

But what about Asians who draw like other Asians? Gerry Alanguilan sounds off on the powerful influence of the manga style and his thoughts on what it means to be a Filipino comic artist. I wonder if Bleedman is reading.

Dorian has his retailer's report on future manga orders.

Somewhere in this post Chris @ 212 bitches out Bizenghast. And the lesson we all should learn is that the world of comics doesn't just need good comics, it needs good editors too. David @ Precur also asks: "I wonder how interactive the editor-creator dynamic is on the OEL end?" I hear that they keep the creators chained and feed them scraps of food three times a day, but then I also hang out with various irreverent OELists and editors who have way too many inside jokes. ;)

And Lyle of Croc Caucus caught this one: The first translated Boy's Love games! Unfortunately, they are both rather shady. Just follow the comments on this LJ post to get the dirt.

6 Comments:

Adam Arnold said...

Previews lists the creators of 1 World Manga as being Annette Roman & Leandro Ng.

8:21 PM  
Jon said...

Meanwhile, Queenie Chan interviews Rivkah, which is kinda like Michaelangelo having a sit-down-and-talk with Leonardo da Vinci.

heh

Yeah, those damn Asians not only all look alike, but they all draw alike. Har.

Yeah, we do all draw alike...ho can you not see that?

12:49 AM  
Rivkah Greulich said...

Pata, you need to stop trying to blow up mine and Queenie's egos. :P I'd hate to pop and splatter brains all over the place! >_<

And Michaelangelo is my favorite artist from the Renaissance. :)

2:04 AM  
Rivkah Greulich said...

I'm looking forward to this 1 World Manga project. I think it's a noble endeavor, and I hope they pull it off the way it sounds like they want to . . . I don't care how it's labeled, as long as it's trying to get a positive message out.

I'll definitely be picking this one up. :)

2:07 AM  
Adam Arnold said...

Here are the blurbs from August 2005's Previews so you can decide for yourself...

1 World Manga Vol. 1
by Annette Roman & Leandro Ng
A humanitarian joint project with The World Bank! Teenage Rei survives by his wits and guys on the mean streets of the world. A supernatural being who transforms into animals is training him to become the greatest martial artist ever. But he's developing Rei's mind, spirit, and-ugh!-heart more than his raging, thrashing fighting moves! Then Rei meets a young woman fighting just to survive...Can he vanquish the specter of object poverty?
SC 5x7, 40pgs, B&W - $3.99

1 World Manga Vol. 1
by Annette Roman & Leandro Ng
A humanitarian joint project with The World Bank! Teenage Rei's trainer is an animal--in fact, Rei never knows what animal he's going to be next! Unfortunately, he's more interested in developing Rei's mind, spirit, and--Ugh!--heart than his raging, thrashing fighting moves! Rei has his first drink, his first kiss, and falls in love... Bt his girlfriend carries a heavy burden: her mother has AIDS.
SC 5x7, 40pgs, B&W - $3.99

2:40 AM  
Adam Arnold said...

CORRECTION: That second blurb should have said Vol. 2 instead.

2:40 AM  

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