Sat, 14 January 2012
Segment 1 (0:00 - 17:45)
0:00 - 1:50 Introduction
1:50 - 6:22 Wandering Son Vol 2
6:22 - 11:08 Friends With Boys
11:08 - 17:45 Upcoming Manga & Comics
Segment 2 (17:45 - 1:33:32)
17:45 - 19:53 Introductions
19:53 - 24:00 Bandai Closing
24:00 - 30:53 Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami
30:53 - 45:47 Censorship & Copyright
45:47 - 53:01 Borders Closing
53:01 - 1:03:20 Tokyopop Closing
1:03:20 - 1:20:28 Manga Goes Digital
1:20:28 - 1:22:42 The Year of Eiichiro Oda & One Piece
1:22:42 -1:29:36 Predictions & Wishes
1:29:36 -1:33:32 Top Five Manga for 2011
Jason's Top Five (Nine?) Manga For 2011
1. Bride's Story - Simply beautiful art and a fascinating experience in historical exoticism.
2. Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths - Ever since I read Fred Schodt's "Manga! Manga!", I've wanted someone to translate this.
3. Lychee Light Club/No Longer Human -- An Usamaru Furuya late-night double feature horror show. In my dream,
some kid reads Genkaku Picasso and likes it, then picks up one of these manga and becomes a Baudelairean decadent.
4. Mega Man Gigamix - Hitoshi Ariga is just SO. GOOD. Even though I normally hate tie-ins. THIS is the kind of children's
manga that ought to get translated, it's way above the typical CoroCoro Comics detritus.
5. The Drops of God - The year's most entertaining(ly silly) shonen manga beneath a seinen skin.
Honorable Mention: No. 5 - It's not my favorite Taiyo Matsumoto manga, but the app design and price point is perfect. I wish
more manga were released like this, although the fact that they only released it on iPad and not other devices or tablets
is a problem.
Honorable Mention #2: A Zoo in Winter - Jiro Taniguchi's maybe-semi-autobiographical Bakuman for grown-ups.
Honorable Mention #3: Edo Nekoe Jubei Otogizoshi (on jmanga) - The kind of thing jmanga is good for: weird manga.
Honorable Mention #4: The Manga Guide to the Universe - I think this is the best in the Manga Guide series, although maybe it'sjust because astronomy and the nature of the universe is more interesting to me than, say, economics or calculus.
Johanna's Best Manga for 2011.
You can read Friends With Boys online.
Drawn & Quarterly's page for Nonnonba. Unfortunately, they don't have a page for Tatsumi's Fallen Words yet.
Fantagraphic's page for Heart of Thomas
George Alexopoulos' website
All my research for this podcast was courtesy of news archives at Anime News Network (ANN)
Deb Aoki's list Critic's Choice: Best Manga of 2011
MTV Geek's 2011 Year in Review for manga
Stu Levy's documentary, Pray For Japan, Kickstarter page
The Comics Journal article discussing the manga, The Day Japan and I Shook
Dan Kanemitsu's blog
Dan Kanemitsu's piece on the Tokyo Youth Heathy Development Ordinance for ANN
ANN article on first books censored under Tokyo ordinance
ANN article on Ken Akamatsu opposing adopting US copyright laws in Japan
Publisher Weekly article on Amazon banning some yaoi on the Kindle
DMP's press release about having books banned.
ICv2 article where I got the 20% figure for Borders
For a list of legally available digital manga see the show notes to Manga Out Loud episode 46
Robot 6 article on digital vs print manga
You can follow us on Twitter. Johanna is @johannadc, Jason is @khyungbird, Matt is @ProfessorBlind, I'm @edsizemore.
Manga Out Loud logo is provided by Lissa Patillo.
P.S. It's Two Thousand and Eleven not Twenty Eleven/ Two Thousand and Twelve not Twenty Twelve ;-P