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Posts Under Comic Con 2011 Category
Nico Nico Douga, one of the largest sites in Japan, recently opened an English beta of their website. With its famed running on-screen captions over videos, it’s a cornerstone of otaku culture in Japan and hopes to make a similar splash here. We spoke with the CEO of the English site, James Spahn, at Comic [...]
Here’s a highlights reel of the Yoshiki/Stan Lee/Todd McFarlane “Blood Red Dragon” panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con! Yoshiki, the leader/drummer/pianist of X Japan and one of Japan’s most influential rock musicians, was on hand to help introduce the new comic book “Blood Red Dragon,” where he plays himself as a superhero against [...]
This is a special panel discussing the various issues facing manga censorship in Japan. With the advent of the Youth Ordinance that passed in Tokyo recently, this panel features several speakers who were active in opposing the law and are on the front lines of navigating the tough issues on the subject. Panelists include Yukari [...]
Here’s a live blog of the Yen Press panel. Last year, they announced several big licenses, so we’re going to be looking to see if they’ll do more this year.
This panel, chaired by the various representatives from major Japanese manga publishers, introduced the JManga.com online manga reading service to the public. It’s suppose to compete with the scanslation sites by offering not just the ability to read manga online but also provide exclusive interviews, articles, and other content along with social networking integration that [...]
This is a panel about translation issues in manga, starring Paul Starr, Stephen Paul, William Flanagan, Jonathan Tarbox, and Mari Morimoto.