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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 blame game is causing more harm as publishers ignore why fans pirate. Yoshida spoke to Huffington Post Japan and said, “I think they shouldn’t crush pirated versions, but as businesses, they should compete …

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Mangaka Suffers Major Heart Attack Then Apologizes to Fans for Delay

Mangaka Yuki Hijiri revealed to fans that he is recovering from a major health scare which caused a sudden hiatus to his Choujin Locke (Locke the Superman) manga series. 1)YKアワーズ、コミックフラッパーでの「超人ロック」の休載、画集、単行本発売の延期と、皆様にたいへんご心配をおかけしています。お詫びを申し上げます。 — 聖悠紀@原画展開催中 (@Y_HIJIRI) February 4, 2018 Hijiri underwent surgery in December to clear up a chronic sinus infection, but things went south after he collapsed at the …

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Mangaka Shares Cancellation News After Sharing Future Plans

Shinsuke Inue is fairly new to the mainstream manga industry. After getting their start creating ero-manga, they have transitioned to mainstream works, with manga adaptations of Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! and Heavy Object being their most known works. However, Inue was given a chance to create an original series and launched Shoujo Kishidan x Knight Tale in April 2016. …

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KissxSis Mangaka Launches New Manga

Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 3)   Does everyone remember the rom-com anime and manga about a love triangle between two twin sisters and their step-brother?  AKA the plot line of the KissxSis manga that was created Bow Ditama.  Well, Ditama-sensei’s new manga will be serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius …

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[:en]Sports Mangaka Are Honoring Paralympic Athletes in New Project

[:en] Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump and Sportiva are teaming up to create inspirational stories about Paralympic athletes. The stories are going to be published in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Jump vol. 1 ~Paralympic Jump vol. 1~. The magazine-book hybrid will focus on Paralympic sports like wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis, which will be played at the 2020 Paralympic Games …

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29-Year-Old 'Latin' Mangaka Dies Due to Stroke

The Japan Cartoonists Association confirmed that mangaka Enaga Takabatake passed away on August 21st due to a stroke. Takabata was 29 years old. The news came after Takabatake’s family held a Buddhist memorial service on October 7th. Takabatake’s career began in high school, in which he published online manga under the pen-name “President Takabatake”. His Wagaya ga Ichiban! manga …

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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 was 27 years old. つかじ俊は 平成29年9月25日に安らかに旅立ちました。 生前、作品を愛して下さいました皆様 又、お世話になりました先生、出版関係の皆様には深く感謝申し上げます。 — つかじ俊 (@tukazitter) October 1, 2017 Tsukaji attempted to break into the manga industry with his Kyou no Kyuushoku! (Today’s School …

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