reports that gag manga Chagecha
, Sawai Yoshio’s new serialization in Shounen Jump, will end with only eight weeks in Jump. Sawai Yoshio is most well known for his manga Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
which is about a man named Bo-bobo who decides to take a stand against a cruel dictator who mandated the hunting of all hair in the Maruhage Empire and has nonsensical adventures with his sidekick snacks as they lead their hilarious rebellion against the Empire. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is complete with 21 volumes and is currently being published in Viz's Shonen Jump magazine.
Source: Canned Dogs
Kodansha is posting three issues of manga magazine Morning Two
online for free due to complaints about the difficulty in finding and purchasing said magazine. You have to download Crochet, a free comics reader which works for Macs, in order to view the magazine, which is in Japanese. Morning Two is a sibling magazine of the more popular magazines Morning
. Morning Two mainly publishes foreign authors and avant-garde titles and includes such titles as Saint Young Men
and Peepo Choo
Yukari Shiina has translated this page
, which explains why Kodansha has decided to do this:
It’s been two years since we launched Morning Two. It’s still just two years old, but it has been very well received more than we had imagined before we launched. We, however, have heard people’s complaints that it is difficult to find the magazine in bookstores or convenience stores where you can easily find many manga magazines here in Japan. In the meantime, the sales of the paperbacks (tankoubon) into which the series of Morning Two are compiled are dozens of times bigger than the circulation of the magazine itself.
We are proud of our manga in Morning Two and think that the magazine has a potential to reach people who haven’t read it. Therefore, we would like to give you an opportunity to read our magazine and enjoy it! We are afraid that the magazine is only in Japanese, but we hope that you enjoy it!
We also hope you read Morning Two for free and then use the money for other manga works. We think that there are tons of interesting manga out there. If you find good manga, enjoy it, and love it, we, the department of Morning Two, would be very happy!!
In the next three months, we will keep uploading Morning Two magazines for free.
Here is the schedule:
October 22nd, Morning Two #14
November 21st, Morning Two #15 (The issue #14 is taken away from our website.)
December 22nd, Morning Two #16 (The issue #15 is taken away from our website.)
Issues #14 and #16 include Peepo Choo, the manga created by an American artist, Felipe Smith!
In order for you to read our free magazine, you have first to install software (Crochet) on your computer. You can install it for free. To install the software, you click the word “Crochet” next to the orange square button.
Now that you are ready to enjoy our magazine, please click the orange button and read it!!
Viz's December issue of Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat will contain an extra section featuring video games. Shonen Jump will have a special extended “Games We Love” section that announces the magazine’s first-ever game awards for 2008, reviews on games, a chance to win a Wii as well as the latest information on the Naruto games made by Namco Bandai, Tomy and Ubisoft. Shoujo Beat will also include information on girl-oriented and vampire-themed games, a chance to win a Wii as well as a special 11-page insert containing the Official Guide to Vampire Knight which will include a detailed timeline of key storylines, a two-page chart of Vampire Knight's cast of characters, answers to reader questions, and a preview of the new Vampire Knight anime in Japan.
Hentai manga publisher Icarus Publishing
is partnering up with e-publishing pioneer DriveThruComics
to offer Comic AG Digital online. Comic AG is an erotic comic anthology featuring Japanese hentai manga completely translated into English. All issues, including past issues, will be offered at the price of $0.50 an issue. Future issues will be released at DriveThruComics first, with a one-month exclusivity period.
Source: Icarus Publishing