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Rosa Linda Publishings is the next leading manga publishing company and anime sponsor which will be publishing (initially) manga within the United States from other countries such as Japan, Korea, Germany, France (so on and so forth). Our company will run on one key moral code, to share the “love and passion of manga and anime”. What sets apart this company from other manga companies are various components. First off, this company will offer not only translations in English, but in other languages as well upon the request of any given individual with the application of an additional fee. The languages that will be initially available are English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese (possibly Arabic as well). The reasoning for this is due to the United States being a boiling pot of immigrants and many of its inhabitants being more fluent in their native tongue than in English; Also it is important to know that a secondary reason for this will be that the company will attempt to go international at one point. As the company expands and progresses, more languages will be added to this list. Secondly, we will also offer high quality print manga at the lowest price possible. The reasoning for this is to represent the companies morals: to be able to spread the love and passion for anime and manga by making it more reasonably affordable to its consumers to purchase. Thirdly our company will be accepting artist and writers from all over the world to work with us to produce original manga printed by Rosa Linda Publishings. The process will include having a personal editor to work together on improving one’s artwork and story progression. If possible, we will attempt to get foreign artist and writers to obtain a visa to work close to our editorial office in California. Reasoning for this is that many foreigners have incredible talents for art and story but have yet to reveal their talents due to lack of resources. We will be providing those resources to exploit the talents of those who wish to be exposed. Sometimes, what someone needs is just a chance to prove themselves. Fourthly, we will be hosting our own weekly magazine as soon as we have a steady income and enough original artists working for Rosa Linda Publishings to sustain an audience and be able to print to supply the demand.

This company cannot do this alone! It needs people to help spread the word!!!! So please allow this to reach new heights and donate to our crowdfunding!

Here is a link to our fundraiser!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1032685132/rosa-linda-manga-publishings

Here is a link to our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RosaLindaPublishings


Since we are a new company, we'd like to hear from our potential consumers. What manga would you like to see licensed and printed here in the U.S?
Posted 1/12/15 , edited 4/6/15
More seinen series. Brynhildr in the Darkness

More Magical girl series. like Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya

Trinity Seven manga.

Kodomo no Jikan manga.

Hajime no Ippo manga.

love stage!! manga.

To Love-Ru manga and To Love-Ru Darkness manga.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga.

Kissxsis manga.

More mafia and harem manga.

More Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou type manga.





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Posted 1/12/15 , edited 1/12/15
Somethings I would love to see, and think would sell really well

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (Rising of the Shield Hero)

Boku Girl

Binbougami ga!

The Voynich Hotel and other manga by Douman Seiman

Sousei no Onmyouji

Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There!

Sengoku Youko

Mahou Tsukai no Yome

Keyman - The Hand of Judgement

Jitsu wa Watashi wa

Choujin Gakuen

Arachnid

Caterpillar
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Posted 1/12/15
I like the prospect. Good luck and I will post a much greater list later.

For now I am anticipating...

1. Kingdom
2. Rain
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Posted 1/13/15
The World God Only Knows and Soro no Otoshimono

Maybe Green Worldz?
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Posted 1/13/15
Shinozaki-San Ki wo Ota Shika Ni!
Yandere Kanojo
Jitsu wa Watashi wa
The World God Only Knows
Silver Spoon
Seitokai Yakuindomo
Is This Girl For Real?!
My Wife is Wagatsuma-San
Spotted Flower
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Ojojojo
Boku No Ushiro Ni Majo Ga Iru
Again!!
Asago to Kase-San
Himitsu No Recipe
Miman Renai
Family Compo
Chouchou Nannan
Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
Oniichan Control
Boku Girl
Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Fragtime
Bokukoi Conductor
Majimoji Rurumo
Kyou no Yuiko-san
Minami-ke
Mill
Fudatsuki no Kyoko-chan
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Please.
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Posted 1/13/15
Please try to publish some sports manga in English.
Kuroko no Basuke
Haikyuu
Diamond no Ace
Yowapeda

Those are all I can think of off the top of my head. Good luck with your company.
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Mushoku Tensei, Gate, and Overlord are probably the ones I'd want the most. Hell I've pretty much bought all of Gate in japanese. I'd buy it in english.
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Posted 1/13/15 , edited 1/13/15
Yay a new company.

I haven't read a lot recently but I DO like Kudamimi no Neko. Please get that.

Will you have problems getting certain titles due to license restrictions? And what age manga are you getting (Mature/Teens/all?)

Will signal boost on my Facebook and Tumblr to show support.
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Factoring the costs of good translators, licensing costs, and other costs of production, I fail to see how this is feasible.

First of all, translating into 5 languages was a poor idea to start with. Hiring a minimum of 5 translators per volume of manga means that your translation costs will be around 5x more than that of companies such as Yen Press.

Second of all, you need to sell in a market that works. It may look great that you're translating into French, but how many people will buy French translations? Is it even enough to break even?

Third, licensing costs are not cheap. It will take a lot of money to acquire series from the original Japanese publishers. It is no small amount, this has to be taken seriously. Use this as a reference of how much it costs for licenses: http://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/13194/about-the-industry-how-much-does-it-cost-to-license-a-manga-outside-of-japan

Fourth, $8 per volume? Seriously? Sure we like cheap stuff, but at this point that compromises the already uncertain quality of the work. There aren't any manga that sells for $8 (quick amazon search tells me that the average cost of manga is ~$10). Since you intend to hire minimum 5 translators, an exceedingly low cost is definitely not cutting it.


I really do not see how this will work at all. Being an anime fan is fine and all, but going this far is nonsensical.
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Posted 1/14/15 , edited 1/14/15
You would be surprised to find the amount of AMERICAN-MADE indie manga/comics and light novels on the internet who deserve both the notoriety and a viable publisher for a physical format. Although they're not as famous as Naruto, One Piece, etc. they do have a small following that can grow through online advertisement and social networking and deserve to have their manga/comics translated and exported to foreign countries.

I love seeing new businesses aspiring to get out there . I can't donate much, as I don't really have much for myself, but I would love to contribute.
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Posted 1/15/15
This sounds interesting, but also sounds like a huge and potentially difficult endeavor. I'm assuming you'll be doing a bit of your own manga first from international artists before getting into too much licenses? Also, do you have any connections in Japan from artists for potential licensing? That's an important thing to bring up.

I wish you luck and hope it goes well, but it sounds like a big challenge.
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