The Rapid Expansion of Digital Manga Serials Recently
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Posted 3/27/14
More specifically in English. It's been fascinating seeing it unfold I've been following English manga magazines since back when Shojo Beat, Shonen Jump, and Yen Plus were all in print. I've seen anthologies fold and evolve over time. The past year has probably been the most exciting in the about 8 years I've started keeping tabs. Kadokawa Shoten launched Comicwalker last week, Crunchyroll has announced a partnership with (thus far) Futabasha, Shonen Gahosha, Cork, and Kodansha and has probably one of the biggest selections thus far, Manga Box launched last December mainly with Kodansha titles, and now Square Enix and Yen Press announced they're pairing up to bring over a TON of titles (I think the number was like 175) both graphic novels and serials, and there's also Weekly Shonen Jump which Sasaki-san promises there'll be big changes in the future (no specfiics though as to what and when though...), and then there's Sparkler Monthly with female oriented comics, light novels, and audio dramas heavily influenced by Japan. Most of them appear to have emerged in the past 6 months. I hope more Japanese manga publishers make the move to include the west. It'd be neat if Hakusensha, Libre, Ichijinsha, and Shogakukan followed the trend (?). I'd love to see more shoujo, josei, yaoi, and yuri being simulpublished. Does anyone else have any thoughts?
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Since Shogakukan is a co-owner of VIZ, I would love to see some of their Shonen Sunday titles have simulcast releases. Especially, Detective Conan, Silver Spoon and Magi since they're the big 3 of Shonen Sunday.
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