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05-24-09, 4:26 AM

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VIZ Media launched an online monthly manga magazine IKKI on May 21st. "Children of the Sea (Kaijuu no Kodomo)" is available for free viewing.

IKKI website

It's a US version of Japanese monthly magazine IKKI and VIZ Media is going to serialize "Bokurano", "Saraiya Goyou", "Dorohedoro", and "Boku wa Mada Honki wo Dashite Inaidake (Amazon Japan)" on IKKI US.

Anime!Anime! reported that the purpose of the free online magazine is the promotion of the Tankobon. Online releases save money and resources compared to the publication of paper magazines. The Tankobon of "Children of the Sea" will be released after the completion of the online serialization.

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05-24-09, 5:16 AM

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Good news, but it will probably contain lesser-known mangas for advitising purpose.
 
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05-24-09, 5:45 AM

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Bokurano? Fuck yes. It's about goddamn time.
 
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05-24-09, 7:01 AM

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Doesn't look like something I'd read even if it is free, but hopefully it'll start a trend.
 
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05-24-09, 7:07 AM

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Bokurano want
 
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05-24-09, 8:23 AM

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Bokurano - DO WANT11
 
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05-24-09, 8:37 AM

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wat said:
Bokurano want
 
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05-24-09, 8:38 AM

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free? online? manga?

~get
 
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05-24-09, 10:51 AM

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Leandra said:
free? online? manga?

~get


Right? It seems like these companies are finally starting to understand the way to bring over Japanese anime and manga as fast as possible.
 
05-24-09, 10:55 AM

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vindemon64 said:
Leandra said:
free? online? manga?

~get


Right? It seems like these companies are finally starting to understand the way to bring over Japanese anime and manga as fast as possible.


Viz has been on a roll these past few months, now if only Tokyopop would do the same...
 
05-24-09, 12:44 PM

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LethalDolly said:
keitorin said:
wat said:
Bokurano want
Leandra said:
free? online? manga?

~get


I'tll probably censored too.
 
05-24-09, 12:53 PM

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so wait, are we getting tankobons of bokurano or what


和風と暖かい天気
 
05-24-09, 1:27 PM

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so wait, are we getting tankobons of bokurano or what

It says that they're doing this to promote the tankobons, so yes more then likely we will be getting them.
 
05-24-09, 1:35 PM

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am I the only one happy for Doro?
guess so.
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05-24-09, 2:55 PM

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State_Of_Despair said:
LethalDolly said:
keitorin said:
wat said:
Bokurano want
Leandra said:
free? online? manga?

~get


I'tll probably censored too.

I'd be shocked. Viz has occasionally censored it's Shonen Jump titles (although not so much recently), but those are for a young audience and there's overprotective parents to worry about. This, on the other hand, is seinen stuff and it's no doubt going to be marketed toward an adult audience.

oh, these little earthquakes
 
05-24-09, 5:35 PM

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WANT


 
05-24-09, 8:22 PM

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pretty awesome. Glad to see that Viz is willing to try this.

If the Bokurano manga is anything like the Anime, thats worth it in its own right.

 
05-24-09, 9:08 PM

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Capellabun said:
vindemon64 said:
Leandra said:
free? online? manga?

~get


Right? It seems like these companies are finally starting to understand the way to bring over Japanese anime and manga as fast as possible.


Viz has been on a roll these past few months, now if only Tokyopop would do the same...


I dont know but i think the initiative with tokyopop and fruits baskets in macys new york was a roll?
 
05-24-09, 9:18 PM

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llxwarbirdxll said:
Bokurano? Fuck yes. It's about goddamn time.
My thoughts exactly.


#NBHNC
 
05-24-09, 9:38 PM

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Loverhina said:
Capellabun said:
vindemon64 said:
Leandra said:
free? online? manga?

~get


Right? It seems like these companies are finally starting to understand the way to bring over Japanese anime and manga as fast as possible.


Viz has been on a roll these past few months, now if only Tokyopop would do the same...


I dont know but i think the initiative with tokyopop and fruits baskets in macys new york was a roll?


Well, I mean lately Viz has been doing a lot more in terms of releases. First with Rumiko Takahashi's new manga being simultaneously released online for free, and I believe they've also sped up their releases of the Naruto manga over the past few months (I'm sure that's great for Naruto fans), and they've also announced that they'll be offering the latest One Piece chapters in Shonen Jump. They've been making a really big effort to get more of their manga out faster.

I sadly can not say the same for Tokyopop, I understand if they are have financial troubles but they've canceled a lot of their manga releases and they're coming out slower then ever :(
 
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