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Hentai Artist Talks About How Editors Nearly Drove Them to Suicide

The hentai industry is a dream come true for erotic artists. Who doesn't want to get paid and gain fame for drawing sexy stories? Sadly,...

Momoko Sakurai, Creator of ‘Chibi Maruko-chan’ Has Died

Momoko Sakura, the creator of Chibi Maruko-chan, has passed away due to breast cancer at the age of 53. Her family has already held a...

‘Today’s Cerberus’ Creator Shares the Sexist Source of Past Pen Name

Ato Sakurai is a rising star in the world of shounen mangaka. Her Today Cerberus (Kyou no Cerberus) became a fan favorite when it launched in 2014,...

Manga & Light Novel Artists Say Sales Increase Due to Piracy...

In April, the popular manga piracy site Mangamura shut down as it became the subject of a police investigation. Since the site's closing, various manga...

New Legal Manga Platform Gives Creators 100% Ad Revenue

The manga industry has been in a bit of a crisis since entering the internet age. Series like One Piece, Attack on Titan, and Kingdom push out millions...

Japan is Hoping to Block Access to Piracy Websites

The Mainichi Shimbun is reporting that the Japanese government is taking a new approach to fighting manga piracy. Arrests related to piracy have become more...

Japan Hopes to Make Permanent Residency Easier for Foreign Anime Talent

People with expertise in animation and illustration may have an easier path to permanent Japanese residency. According to The Japan Times, the Japanese government is...

‘Ashita no Joe’ Creator Claims Piracy is Killing Young Creators

It's no secret that a large chunk of anime and manga fans visit pirate sites to consume content. Fans will give you a variety...

Mangaka Criticizes Manga Publishers For Attacking Pirate Sites

Physical manga sales fell 12% in Japan last year, with publishers pointing fingers at an increase in piracy. However, mangaka Takashi Yoshida feels the...

The Sad Fate of Unsold Manga is Being Recycled Into Toilet...

A mangaka's journey is filled with hard work, emotional turmoil, and loads of rejections! But all of that is worth it once a mangaka...

Former Manga Assistant Talks About Past Exploitation

Mangaka Shunsuke Kakuishi (Yawara no Michelangelo) is kickstarted a conversation about the poor work conditions manga assistants face. He wrote a viral blog about his time...

Lawmakers Wish to Fund a National Anime & Manga Center

A group of Japanese lawmakers plans to submit a bill to create a national media arts to collect and preserve original editions of manga...

Japanese Survey Shows National Pride of Anime & Pride

The Mainichi Shimbun is one of Japan's most widely read newspapers, and they held a 3-month survey to gauge their readers' pride in anime...

Could You Survive this Mangaka’s Work Schedule?

Gosho Aoyama is among the most successful and well-known mangaka around the world. During his 30-year (and counting) career, Aoyama has created beloved series Magic...

U.S. Manga Sales Grew an Insane 29% in 2016 Buying Boom

The American manga industry is heading towards a new boom era! Milton Griepp, CEO of ICv2, told New York Comic visitors that American manga...

Promising Young Mangaka Passes Away at 27 Due to Cancer

The family of mangaka Jun Tsukaji delivered tragic news to his fans: he passed away on September 25th after a battle with cancer. Tsukaji...

Ex-Jump Editor Says Fans Can Get a Manga Canceled in 3...

Manga readers have more control over a series's fate than they believe. Former Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Nobuhiko Horie revealed that readers can get a series canceled...

“Wolf Children” Manga Artist Yuu Has Passed Away

Mangaka Yuu's husband shared some heartbreaking news with her fans on Twitter - she passed away this July while being treated for an unspecified illness. He...

New Manga Platform Aims to Give Creators More Control

Self-publication has been gaining steam within the Japanese manga community. While the light novel industry has a variety of online platforms that budding writers...

Manga Sales Have Fallen By 31% For Some Publishers

The Japanese Magazine Publishers Associations (JMPA) has released some bad news for print manga: the industry's three most popular magazines have seen a decline...

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