Outcry over a 2 second condom scene in kiddy anime Doraemon has forced Shogakukan and Warner Home video to issue a recall and an apology.

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    can i fuck u????????????... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2012 17:39



The anime industry has grovellingly conceded that censorship under the firm hand of Tokyo fuhrer Shintaro Ishihara is OK after all – Kadokawa et al. have all humiliatingly folded and agreed to participate in the Tokyo International Anime Fair, all talk of their own “Anime Contents Expo” quietly forgotten.

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  • Chen-04 commented on October 3, 2013 05:58

    >> Imagine you never knew anime/manga, you would >> have gotten laid with a woman and live a manly >> life but it did not happen. No, you got that backwards. If there wasn't any anime/manga... More

  • Mauvais commented on October 26, 2011 19:28

    Thank goodness! Rage quelled.... More

Shogakukan Bans Fan Art


Top manga publisher Shogakukan has banned almost all online fan activity pertaining to its works, most notably any form of artwork or doujinshi based on its characters.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 20, 2013 09:16

    YUP... We call it the Lottery mentality... Winner take all... triti... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 26, 2013 03:48

    I can just picture it. The police run in and arrest a guy in a costume at a convention and everyone is dumbfounded. It would then go to court and the company would lose and would... More


10 publishers, including Kodansha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa, have announced they will have nothing to do with the Tokyo International Anime Fair due to the persecution the Tokyo government has been directing at them.

It now appears the event may as well be cancelled – if they are lucky Disney will show up, but not much else is left.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 14, 2012 01:36

    Ewww someone's going to have to go back and clean up Ishihara's old man diaper mess Look at what he is doing to the manga/anime industry! Freedom of speech pulverized! Will there be an increase of more... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 2, 2011 18:16

    You sir, win. Is it bad that I want some crazy otaku to go nuts on him?... More

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

Shogakukan Online Manga DRM Crippled, Pricier Than Paper


Major manga publisher Shogakukan have launched “Shonen Sunday for iPhone,” but cripplingly restrictive DRM, a meagre selection of ancient titles and prices higher than the actual paper volumes are leading many to suspect the scheme is already doomed to fail.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 18, 2010 17:29

    Those are good suggestions, however I can't afford to buy a new giant monitor. Also it is not only the size that matters, resolution is probably more important to me. My eyesight isn't as good as... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 18, 2010 14:39

    Other than that people who are not your occult fans ie casual readers are more likely to pay for a site with a more extensive collection?... 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

Rumiko Takahashi & Mitsuru Adachi Web Comic Debuts


Shogakukan has posted a web comic titled “My Sweet Sunday” which is drawn by two highly acclaimed Shogakukan mangaka, Rumiko Takahashi and Mitsuru Adachi.

Posted on the Club Sunday section of Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday website, this work is to celebrate the 50th annivesary of their long running magazine, Weekly Shounen Sunday.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 23, 2010 08:06

    The first manga I've ever read was GTO, then 3x3 eyes, then "Urusei Yatsura" and touch, man those were some awesome manga by major mangakas... More

  • metatron commented on March 29, 2009 23:16

    this sounds interesting...... More

Shogakukan 54th Annual Manga Awards


Shogakukan, the mega-publishing house behind many famous manga magazines such as Shounen Sunday (and incidentally also an owner of North American anime/manga company Viz Media), announced the results for their 54th Annual Manga Awards earlier this week.

The winners of this year’s awards are all likely unknown to most international fans, but in past years the Shogakukan awards have been bestowed to popular series such as Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Inu-Yasha and Detective Conan.

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  • Kah commented on January 27, 2009 03:47

    ಠ_ಠ indeed.... More

  • Icy-nee-san commented on January 26, 2009 03:34

    So does it make it like...incest o_O... More


It seems the treatment meted out to lowly mangaka by the high hand of magazine management continues to know no bounds; now we hear that Young Sunday (relatively famous for Patlabor, Tetsuwan Birdy, etc.) has opted to cease publication (temporarily is what they say, but this may just be a way of softening the impact) due to financial difficulties, and has left its serialised mangaka in the lurch.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 17, 2009 21:01

    not so much comments here? anybody who dont understand the situation and want to know, read manga 'Bakuman'... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 25, 2008 13:59

    poor them, and its not as if mangakas dont have a hard enuff time in general... More

Raiku’s Tale: The Editors from Hell


Konjiki no Gash creator 雷句誠 / Makoto Raiku brings a series of scandalous allegations regarding the conduct of his editors to light, as if his last were not severe enough. Shonen Sunday magazine and publisher Shogakukan, coincidentally also in trouble with the ending of one of their major series, and also having abused a somewhat charismatic lady mangaka, seems set to have its reputation utterly destroyed. In an interview with Raiku the details emerge in lurid detail, and the full story is provided below.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 5, 2009 11:54

    *Posting almost over a year afterwards, but oh well.* Gash makes you want to vomit? Konjiki no GashBell!! is one of the better Anime to come from Japan, IMO. If you REALLY want to vomit, go... More

  • haruthebum commented on October 14, 2008 16:48

    I'll definitely keep this information in mind when choosing what publishers to submit manuscripts to in the future. although gash bell makes me want to vomit, I feel disgust and anger at such disgraceful... More

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