Anime News Network: Manga Archive Organization Dedicated to Archiving Manga Materials Founded. “The Manga Archive Organization announced its founding on Monday. Formally founded on May 1, the organization aims to preserve and share manga creators’ original artwork and related materials, including published material such as magazines and compiled book volumes. Taku Ōishi, the curator of the Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, will be the organization’s board representative.”
New York Times: How Manga Was Translated for America. “The history of manga translation in the U.S. has been one of fits and starts, as publishers grappled with questions about how to present it to fans outside of Japan. When should they cater to American audiences? And when should they be more concerned about being faithful to the Japanese originals?”
Google Blog: Manga Out of the Box: the story of a Japanese art form. “In Manga Out Of The Box – a new collaboration between the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 12 cultural institutions across Japan, and Google Arts & Culture – we take a closer look at this dynamic art form. Through detailed stories, interactive exhibits and exclusive experiments and videos, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the world of manga. Here are five things you can do as part of this virtual exhibit.”
The Register: Attack on Titan: Four Japanese Manga publishers sue Cloudflare. “Four major Manga publishers are set to sue internet-grooming firm Cloudflare, on grounds its content delivery network facilitates piracy of their wares. The four companies – Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa – together dominate the market for Japanese comics and own many iconic properties.”
Fossbytes: Best Sites To Read Comics And Manga Online For Free. “We have provided options for the manga, manhwa (webtoons), and American comics altogether in this list. Each website has something different to offer, and not one is similar to another. If you are a fan of anime, you might want to check out how to watch anime free on YouTube.” Excellent annotation.
The Japan Times: Four Japanese publishers sue U.S. ‘pirate’ manga websites. “Four Japanese publishers have filed a damages lawsuit with a court in New York against several U.S.-hosted websites that allow visitors to view manga, alleging ‘massive’ copyright infringement.”
MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Sites to Read Manga Online for Free . “When it comes to Japanese manga comics, it’s difficult to distinguish official English translations from fan-made translations. For that, you need to know the best sites to read manga online for free.”