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Manga publishing for phones to go into high gear
November 12, 2009 | 11:25 am

bilde.jpegAnime News Network is reporting that Japanese publisher Sueisha will be developing an ebook business for anime in America and other countries. Sueisha will offer manga for mobile phones running Microsoft software. In a longer article the site says that the manga will be free at first, but will move to a fee-based service by next March. The first release will be a free sample of Dragon Ball. It's a pity they picked Microsoft as a partner. Windows Mobile is loosing market share rapidly and Android, Apple and Nokia would give them a far larger market. Thanks to...

New Manga library opens in Japan
October 27, 2009 | 12:58 pm

fl20090614x2a.jpgAccording to The Japan Times, Professor Kaichiro Morikawa and the Meiji University will open the Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures, which will house the 140,000-plus items of the late manga critic and subculture enthusiast's private collection. Yoshihiro Yonezawa was among the first manga critics in Japan, and he helped to legitimize the medium with his writings in the '80s. Up until his death in 2006, he was a voracious collector, known to fill entire houses with books and manga, then abandon the space as storage and migrate to another house to repeat the process. This earned him a...

Manga to be available on French smartphones
June 11, 2009 | 9:37 am

v-10322.gifWell, I guess today is the day for emails. I don't know why. It also seems to be international day. This one is from France, it follows one from Singapore, which, in turn follows one from Hungary. Received the following from Nicolas Gary and thought it well worth reprinting: We have good news for french et european partenairs of DoCoMo. In fact... only if they like mangas... For the first in DoCoMo will sell mangas on smartphone Everything is here : Enjoy Kind regards -- Nicolas Gary Directeur de la rédaction -- Here is a short excerpt from the site: Alors que l'opérateur français SFR a annoncé...

More Manga on the Sony
February 21, 2009 | 11:53 am

Picture 1.pngFrom Manga Xanadu, by Lori Henderson: While looking around for links to add to my e-reading section, I stumbled upon these posts about putting manga on the Sony E-Reader. They feature the PR-500, but the current, less expensive version, the PR-505, is essentially the same. These include an extensive comparison of color comics, scanalated manga, and Tokyopop manga available through Sony’s store. There are also links to a conversion guide to convert scans to a format optimal for reading, and Manga2Ebook, and RasterFarian, programs used in the conversion guide. Lori also posts some videos that...