Schoolboy Arrested for Leaking Shonen Jump on YouTube

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A schoolboy who uploaded manga to YouTube in advance of its release has been arrested for copyright infringement.

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  • Chen-04 commented on August 5, 2013 04:07

    It's not really a war. More like kids throwing a tantrum.... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 20, 2011 04:41

    Theft is theft. There's county/state jail for the grown ups, and there's juvi for the youngs. Apparently you know nothing about civilized countries.... More


Naruto’s Bizarre Adventure

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Masashi Kishimoto’s blockbuster hit Naruto has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the release of a “premium fan book” to celebrate this brings with it some spectacular, and not so spectacular, artistic renditions of Naruto from other mangaka.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 24, 2011 15:19

    The bleach maker's one looks more like Ichigo cosplaying Naruto xD I prefer Ichigo over Naruto anyways, they are both dumb but Ichigo is funny dumb while Naruto is just retarded dumb ^^... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 24, 2011 14:10

    I agree with you ku fei. actually, if your talking about manga art, oda's art is one of the best, his characters are all unique unlike some mangas which faces are all the same... *cough* bleach *cough* -random... More


“Why Manga Doesn’t Sell Overseas”

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The head of Square Enix’s anime and manga publishing arm, 田口浩司 / Kouji Taguchi, responsible for producing such anime as Saki and Full Metal Alchemist, has given what he sees as the reasons why manga sales in the US are still dwarfed by Japanese sales.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2011 19:02

    yeah, One Piece volume 60 translation is bad , very bad.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2011 17:32

    I read the english translation of the manga in my country, Malaysia. The localized version sucked and are heavily censored even if they're cheap about RM4-Rm7.50 (USD1.30-USD2.50). (I recall a scene in the Dragonball manga... More


Top 10 Most Manly Manga

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A recent survey of battle manga fans reveals just which action manga have the hottest and most manful battles.

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  • Chen-04 commented on July 11, 2013 21:31

    Most Manly Manga == Manga For Kids... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 9, 2012 18:41

    Berserk is a thousand times more manly than Naruto. Naruto is, if anything, entirely childish.... More


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China’s top state run broadcaster is being accused of plagiarising elements of Pokémon and Naruto in its latest children’s anime, not long after it was discovered to have shamelessly copied 5cm Per Second wholesale; the broadcaster obstinately denies the charges, saying there is a difference between “plagiarism” and “imitation.”

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  • Anonymous commented on July 16, 2013 23:53

    At the Mission Impossibles were cleared. This...... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 13, 2012 09:34

    Nooo that's too highly for them. It's more like "WE copy an empire with the lowest quality material and people have no rights"... More


CyberConnect2 CEO Ultimate Narutard

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Hiroshi Matsuyama, the CEO of CyberConnect2, the company responsible for the .hack and Narutimate Hero series of games, has confessed that he is a Naruto fan of legendary proportions, buying 15 copies of every volume and owning every issue of Shonen Jump published for the past 5 years.

However, unlike the unproductive obsessions of so many otaku, his has given rise to a successful company and a superb series of games, which he says is all down to his consuming love for the story: “The trick to producing an anime game is love for the original work!”

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  • Anonymous commented on October 14, 2009 05:58

    Actually, One Piece is the only series to reach DBZ sales.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 13, 2009 12:03

    I was just telling a friend this, I pretty much feel the same as Hiroshi~chan I really wish I could meet him. And naruto is not a crappy anime it's just become really mainstream and... More


Top 10 Manga of 2009: Demographic Breakdown

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Below you can see the most popular manga for men and women aged 10-50, broken down by age group and gender.

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  • gianeka commented on June 17, 2011 03:16

    ah...Naruto. no worry, i love it...one piece, and bleach too...well mainstream mangas are nice... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 2, 2011 05:23

    i can't believe peoples talk about majority in japan and hell yes one piece ftw. but when they see naruto. oh its sucks and don't see, that its in same league as one piece in... More


Manga in Japan = One Piece

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Manga in Japan appears synonymous with One Piece in much the same way that manga overseas is a shorthand for saying “Naruto“, if the latest manga sales figures are anything to go by.

The collected Oricon Top 50 figures for manga sales through the first half of 2009 (shown below) give a complete picture of what manga series are dominating Japan of late, with the usual blockbusters of Bleach, Naruto, and (of course) One Piece dominating much of the list.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2011 16:41

    FMA right up there with One Piece :) Both had a good story, good and funny characters, and both had really good omake. Gotta love them omake. A lot better comedy than most comedy magazines and... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2011 16:38

    Lol. K-On is just another moeblob, nothing actually interesting. No plot, no (good) characters, no substance. Its just a fictional story of how the characters live their lives (they arent even real...).... More


Live-Action Naruto Cast Announced

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Universal Studios has revealed the live-action cast for their adaptation of fish-cake ninja anime Naruto, pictured above.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 23, 2013 04:44

    HAHAHAHA... Stupid Binzarre... Manusia purba!... More

  • Martijn commented on November 19, 2010 08:08

    Some good padding will solve the chest problem. I think that, for a 3D version, they look pretty acurate imho.... More


Russian Cosplay Chaos

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The at times disturbing content of a Russian cosplay event is on display here, showing less the than lofty peaks of success alongside the depressingly deep chasms of failure…

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  • Anonymous commented on March 24, 2014 05:23

    Flat Cirno is flat.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 16, 2012 06:17

    Now she is really the strongest.... More


Manga in Japan = Naruto

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Detractors of hit manga Naruto will be gnashing their teeth in anguished frustration with the news that the manga sales charts for the first weeks of May show a spectacular showing from the orange ninja in Japan, with his compiled adventures crushing all comers…

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  • Anonymous commented on November 4, 2010 07:34

    Hmm it seems there are more kids in Japan than we realised....... More

  • tyciol commented on January 15, 2010 02:38

    I don't mind the success, I just hate spoilers.... More


Shonen Yaoi

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Characters from a number of notable shonen manga titles feature in their fujoshi homosexualised renditions in this image.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 17, 2012 06:38

    Bitch please, just because he hates yaoi like most people then he's narrow minded? if that's the case then 90% of the world is narrow minded.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 16, 2010 09:30

    Yes. Faggot.... More


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