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Animanga in the News: 5/12/11

+ posted by vintagemistakes in Anime/Manga News on May 12, 2011 18:40
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything sent waves through the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm vintagemistakes and will be trying to fill in for Saladesu over the next couple of days. ;)

One Piece Manga #62 Sells 2.37 Million

13th volume in a row to sell 2 million; 3rd volume in a row to rank #1 for 2 straight weeks


As of May 8, the 62nd volume of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga has sold 2,367,582 copies, including 1,788,455 during the May 2-8 week according to the survey firm Oricon. It is the 13th consecutive One Piece volume to sell over 2 million copies since Oricon began publishing its book sales ranking charts in April of 2008. (One Piece volume 50 shipped in June of 2008.)

Volume 62 is also the third consecutive One Piece volume to rank #1 on Oricon's weekly comic sales chart for two straight weeks. The first volume to accomplish this feat was the 60th volume in November of 2010.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web & ANN

You can see the full Japanese comic rankings here

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106 Manga Creators Run Messages of Support in Newspaper Ad

Fruits Basket, Ouran, Honey & Clover, Maid Sama!, Glass Mask, Please Save My Earth artists mark 2nd month since quake

The Japanese publisher Hakusensha ran a two-page, full-color ad in Wednesday's edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun paper with messages from 106 manga creators in Hana to Yume, Young Animal, and other Hakusensha magna magazines. The messages offer support to Japan after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai). Wednesday marked the two-month anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Hakusensha also posted all of the messages on its website. The manga artists featured in the newspaper spread are:


* Natsuki Takaya
* Yoshiki Nakamura
* Mikase Hayashi
* Miyuki Noma
* Kiyo Fujiwara
* Chika Shiomi
* Sakura Takeuchi
* Shōko Takezawa
* Chika Umino
* Saki Hiwatari
* Tachibana Higuchi
* Akira Tachibana
* Sumire Kojima
* Maumi Kawaou
* Tōya Tobina
* Shigeyoshi Takagi
* Naho Mizuki
* Sorata Akiduki
* Shinobu Amano
* Yuki Midorikawa
* Sao Takebayashi
* Marimo Ragawa
* Ken Saito
* Emiko Nakano
* Tomomi Nagae
* Akane Ogura
* Naomi Yamauchi
* Motoko Fukuda
* Suzue Miuchi
* Aki Katsu
* Yui Kure
* Yuu Kamiya
* Junko Kanechiku
* Masami Morio
* Nao Mashiba
* Hisamu Oto
* Rei Izawa
* Maki Minami
* Ryoko Fukuyama
* Mato Kauta
* Makoto Tateno
* Hideaki Nishikawa
* Yoko Matsushita
* Kikuzo Kashiwaya
* Shigeru Takao
* Bisco Hatori
* Bun Katsuta
* Kei Tanaka
* Kou Matsuzuki
* Ririko Tsujita
* Hiro Fujiwara
* Mito Orihara
* Ritsu Miyako
* Yuki Nakaji
* Hari Tokeino
* Rie Takada
* An Tsukimiya
* Kentarou Miura
* Yuu Toyota
* Mitsuru Fujii
* Miku Sakamoto
* Chiaki Karasawa
* Rei Nakajima
* Tomo Matsumoto
* Reiko Okano
* Matsuri Hino
* Wataru Hibiki
* Asou Mikoto
* Fumihiro Hayashizaki
* Tooko Mizuno
* Minako Narita
* Shummi Kanzaki
* Banri Hidaka
* Yuki Fujitsuka
* Ichiha
* Aya Kanno
* Kaede Kōchi
* Rosuke Nishikawa
* Takeshi Matsumoto
* Aki Morino
* Yuni Yukimura
* Hisaya Nakajo
* Kyoko Mizutani
* Mai Nishikata
* Emura
* Aya Roppongi
* Koma Ichiharu
* Miyuki Yamaguchi
* Shiki Tanisawa
* Meca Tanaka
* Hayako Gotō
* Kumiko Hayashi
* Yumi Hoshino
* Kyouko Hikawa
* Nanpei Yamada
* Julietta Suzuki
* Sakai Miwa
* Misami Tsuda
* Kiiro Yumi
* Nari Kusakawa
* Takami Konohana
* Momoe Ezaki
* Mizuho Kusanagi
* Maiko Yamaguchi
* Yuki Fujimoto
* Dai Shiina

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Comic Natalie, and ANN

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March comes in like a lion, Space Bros. Win Kodansha Manga Awards

The Japanese publisher Kodansha announced the results of its 35th Annual Manga Awards on Thursday.



Best Children's Manga

Hidekichi Matsumoto
Honto ni Atta! Reibai-Sensei
Serialized in Monthly Shonen Rival (Kodansha)
(Being adapted into a television anime series)

Best Shōnen Manga

Hajime Isayama
Shingeki no Kyojin
Serialized in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine (Kodansha)

Best Shōjo Manga

Yuki Suetsugu
Chihayafuru
Serialized in Be-Love (Kodansha)

Best General Manga

Chika Umino
March comes in like a lion
Serialized in Young Animal (Hakusensha)

&


Chūya Koyama
Uchū Kyōdai (Space Brothers)
Serialized in Morning (Kodansha)
(Being adapted into a live-action film)




The winners will be honored in a ceremony on July 5 at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. Each winner will receive a certificate, a bronze statue, and 1 million yen (about US$12,000). Inazuma Eleven, Ace of Diamond, Kuragehime, and Giant Killing won last year's awards.

Sources: Sports Hochi & ANN

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Go! Comi's Former Site Relaunched Under False Pretenses
Former creative director confirms that site asking for donations is a scam


Former Go! Comi creative director Audry Taylor confirmed on Facebook and Twitter that the gocomi.com address is now being used by an unknown party that falsely claims to be reviving the manga publisher. Go! Comic had stopped publishing in October of 2009 and had let its gocomi.com website domain expire last May.

The current holder of the gocomi.com domain claims to be Go! Media Entertainment, LLC, complete with Go! Comi's "The Soul of Manga" logo. The site is also asking for donations via a PayPal account. Taylor gave the following warning:

"The former gocomi.com website that I used to run has been turned into a scam by unidentified criminals unrelated to Go! Comi, a company which no longer exists. It is not real. Do not donate. Gonna [sic] my lawyers on them. Please share this post with manga fans and readers. "

Update: The domain is registered under a phone number and email address from Austria, and the PayPal account is associated with an email address from Germany. However, a domain registrant's contact information is not necessarily verified as accurate or true during the registration process.

Source: ANN
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Comments
#1. by Googlez_kun (MH's Best Artist)
Posted on May 12, 2011
I'm not even surprised...
#2. by Naruffy (Registered User)
Posted on May 12, 2011
One Piece is the greatest
#3. by Zeltrax (News Writer)
Posted on May 12, 2011
The cops better get them fast.
#4. by Asahina (News Writer)
Posted on May 13, 2011
The Lawyers nor the police can do anything about this.
The original "Go! Comi" people were at fault for allowing this to happen in the first place.

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