Stan Lee talks about his trips to Japan and his approach to working with Hiroyuki Takei in the production of Ultimo.
An interview with Faust editor-in-chief Katsushi Ota on bringing the anthology to North America.
An interview with Tokyopop founder Stuart Levy, primarily dealing with plans for a Hitsuji no Uta/Lament of the Lamb live-action movie.
A short article on mangaka who have taken time off for health reasons.
A feature piece on works published by major mangaka before they became super-famous.
Interesting short article about a manga (Mitsurugi Haruka Kiken Ippatsu) wherein the next plot development was determined by bimonthly reader polling.
American-born mangaka rem talks about her influences and experiences, including having co-wrote and illustrated Kage no Matsuri with writer Bikkuri for the Morning 2 mag.
An interview with Aurora Publishing manager Mikako Ogura dealing with how Ohzora Publishing (Aurora’s parent company) decided to enter the US market and the anime-manga gap that hurts josei audiences within the US.
2014 was fun. It’s also just about over, which made for a fun excuse to go back through the year and rank what my favorite things in it were. My favorite OP/ED sequences, Episodes, Anime, and Manga, are presented without comment below; I tend to think that these sorts of things speak for themselves.
A short interview with living legend of manga, Takehiko Inoue.