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Manga as Intellectual Property

Jun 10, 2010 2 Comments by

Now that Japanese publishers have scanlation sites in their gunsights, perhaps they may consider a few lessons from the American market. For about one year, I worked for a company that distributed non-theatrical digital releases of films from a variety of US studios.  We had to adhere to strict MPAA conventions to protect every master […]

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Manga Review: Mushishi

Apr 27, 2010 4 Comments by

Primarily, Mushishi is a manga centering around Ginko, a “Mushishi” loosely translated as a Mushi-man, or Mushi-user, who travels the Japanese countryside assisting in cases where members of local villages are plagued or haunted by “Mushi.” Japanese speakers will recognize the word, “mushi” which means “Insect” or “Bug.”  But in this case, mushi are elemental […]

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Marvel vs. Capcom?

Apr 07, 2010 1 Comment by

Now that I am playing with an iPad, I found the Marvel application. I downloaded the six free issues that they are offering and started to flip through the 1999 Amazing Spiderman issue. The artwork is great as are the colors, but I found myself losing interest after about 10 pages. Why? I have gotten […]

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