Top Mangaka: “Publishers Are The Ones Raping Us!”


Blockbuster mangaka Shūhō Satō was so disgusted by the exploitation he endured at the hands of big publishers that he exposed them in a series of damaging online revelations, and then started his own online manga distribution service in competition.

He lays bare the exploitative publishing industry straitjacket forced on mangaka in a candid interview, reproduced below.

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  • alidan commented on June 25, 2010 14:51

    if you can describe something as a cluster fuck wall of text, you have problems.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 25, 2010 08:20

    We're talking about Japan, though. It's probably a good assumption that the average Japanese manga reader is considerably more internet-affine than the average American bookstore dweller.... More

Too Hot for the iPhone: Apple Bans Idol Stripping App


An idol iPhone app which allowed users to tear the clothes off a selection of saucy idols has fallen foul of the puritans at Apple – as usual Apple gives no explanation for the ban, although rather than bullying an independent software developer, this time they have picked a fight with heavyweight publisher Kodansha.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 2, 2013 16:32

    You can also earn a load of money selling useless-codescraps-er Apps I mean, for dem Hip-mobilephones (supposedly you can even call ppl with it - not that anyone ever does). Screw dev cost - just make... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 2, 2013 09:49

    the last generation produced a lot of hipsters worldwide, we are drowning on them here... More

Second-Hand Nene: “I’m Getting Wet”


Nene’s maidenly credentials have all but been demolished by the official Love Plus manga, causing some of her many boyfriends to dismiss her as “just another second-hand bitch.”

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  • Anonymous commented on September 23, 2010 02:37

    hahaha it's so funny how easily people are trolled!... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 25, 2010 04:40

    the meaning of the picture is was she said "The real use for an umbrella…Let me tell you it." she referred it as a means to to block people from seeing them kiss and "Fufu,... More

Top 10 Manga 2010 – Women’s Ranking


The “Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2010” manga ranking for women-oriented manga demonstrates a series of what are hopefully “sugoi” titles…

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  • Anonymous commented on August 27, 2010 16:11

    dude these are mangas prefered by women. Read the title, understand that men and women are different.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 16, 2009 08:14

    at first i was reading "Fiat" all the time xD... More

Top 10 Manga 2010 – Men’s Ranking


The “Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2010” ranking of manga, divided into manga for men and women, provides an interesting though not altogether “sugoi” selection of manga; below is the shonen/seinen list.

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  • Chen-04 commented on July 17, 2013 03:26

    Hi, I'm from the future. Bakuman anime sucks.... More

  • Chen-04 commented on July 17, 2013 03:24

    This isn't a men's list. It's a list for little boys from little boys.... More

Kodansha Publishes Creative Commons Manga Online


Major manga publisher Kodansha have begun free online distribution of a manga under the terms of the Creative Commons license, a first. Kodansha’s CC terms stipulate free reproduction of the title as long as it is “non-commercial”, unchanged and maintains attribution – they are even encouraging blogs to reproduce the title.

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  • Billy Herrington commented on February 3, 2009 08:27

    Well I remember months ago on Creative Commons articles was on Advance Photoshop/CG Magazine. It was something about plagiarism on flash site and another site on another continent that's is exactly 100% and with... More

  • metatron commented on February 1, 2009 17:34

    Interesting...this could be a marketing ploy by Kodansha... More

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