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Got Scanlation-Related News? We Need Your Help!
The scanlation world is biiig, while we do our best to catch most of the interesting news, sometimes it's easy to miss one or two (or a lot) items. So, if you come across something interesting, feel free to report them to us by submitting the news here!

Also to scanlation groups, feel free to send us news related to your group (as long as they're not recruiting posts or things like "we're starting/dropping this series!", etc.).

- Your friendly MU news team
Posted by Gum on September 29th 2:45am Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Manga Download Sites Featured on Japanese PC magazine
The latest issue of Windows 100%, a monthly Japanese PC magazine, ran an article on the various methods of acquiring manga raws from forums, websites, and blogs.

Sites featured in the article include jCafe, The Lurker, Manga Helpers, Ritual Scan Forge and more. A scan of the article can be found here.

Thanks to the news-submitter whose name was unfortunately lost due to a small accident
Posted by Gum on September 29th 2:39am Comments ( 7 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Dakku Manga has closed down
imp_boy writes: Dakku Manga has now closed its doors.
Posted by lambchopsil on September 25th 5:37pm Comments ( 3 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Photocopier That Can Translate Japanese? Mangaka Wedding, Interviews and More
Scanlation News

Photocopier that Can Translate Manga? According to Gizmodo, Fuji Xerox has developed a new photocopier that can scan an English document and then print a copy of it in Japanese or Korean. The photocopier can also work the other way around, translating from Japanese tp English...a new tool for scanlators?

SnoopyCool Returns The official site of SnoopyCool has been updated with a counter, which suggests that something will happen 40 days from now...according to this post, the group's site will be completely relaunched on October 31st.

Japan/China News

A Union of Mangaka: Yoshida Sensha and Risa Itou got married!

Koukoku no Shugosha Ends: Koukoku no Shugosha (Imperial Guards) by Daisuke Sato (author) and Yu Ito (artist) is ending in the October issue of Ultra Jump (9/19).

Moetan and Shana Manga Preview: Dengeki Kuro Maoh recently launched its official site, which features previews of the new Moetan manga as well as the new Shakugan no SHANA manga.

Manga Doing Well in Hong Kong: According to JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), manga is doing extremely well in the Hong Kong contents market, with around 60% - 70% comics publishing in Hong Kong being manga.

U.S. News

More E-Readers for Everyone: PW reports that Border plans to expand its relationship with Sony by offering more of Sony's e-book reader in its stores.

Interview Round-up: A brief round-up of recent interviews from various sites:
- Interview with author and translator Frederik L. Schodt (Animation Insider)
- Interview with Tokyopop Editor Tim Beedle (Newsarama)
- Interview with Japanime publisher Glenn Kardy (MangaBlog)
- Interview with Manami Iiboshi, VIZ Pictures's Director of Marketing (Variety)
Posted by Gum on September 22nd 1:51am Comments ( 11 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Network issues from our ISP again. We're sorry for the downtime.

It will probably happen some more, so we're just warning in advance.

Posted by Manick on September 20th 7:12pm Comments ( 10 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Tezuka Manga Digitized, Manga Artists vs. File-sharers and Overseas Companies
Japan News

Tezuka Manga to be Digitized: Starting this month, Tezuka Productions will start releasing digitized version of Osamu Tezuka's manga.

Manga Artists Wins Case Against Manga Uploaders: A group of 11 manga artists, including well-known artists such as Tetsuya Chiba and Takehiko Inoue, has won a lawsuit against 2 Japanese men who uploaded and sitributed manga on the internet. The two uploaders will be paying 20.5 million yen for infringing the manga artists' copyright.

Kazuo Koike Establishes New Copyright Company: Lone Wolf and Cub author Kazuo Koike has established a new company called Kazuo Koike Gekiga Sonjuku Co., Ltd. to help protect the copyright of Japanese manga from not file-sharers, but big companies who uses manga in movies without permission.

Serialization Updates:

Young Sunday No.42 (9/20)
- "Akatsuki no Aegis" (Aegis in the Dawn) by Yoshihide Fujiwara

Comic ZERO-SUM October issue (8/28)
- "Carnival" by Mikanagi Touya
- "Dawn Tsumetai Te" by Ueda Shinshuu
- "Tokage" by Haibara Yak

U.S. News

DMP Confirms Robot Discontinuation: DMP confirmed on its new MySpace blog that future volumes of Robot will be discontinued.

MangaNEXT Adds Three More Guests: Three more guests will be attending this year's MangaNEXT: Jason Thompson, Hiroki Otsuka and Mari Morimoto.
Posted by Gum on September 17th 12:03am Comments ( 8 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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