And now we get to the other stuff with Conner. Some not so Seven Seas related stuff you may or not find interesting. Well, it still does have something to do with the manga industry though. Anyways, this is it. All combined, this is probably close to 10,000 words of this! I hope you all liked it, and if you have any thoughts about the conversation, feel free to comment below. Here’s Part I and Part II in case you missed the other two.
Part II of my chat with Conner Crooks, Social Media guy at Seven Seas. This is the talking about a bunch of Seven Seas titles related portion, along with scheduling manga and stuff that has done well for them.
Last week, I had the opportunity to chat with Social Media Manager of Seven Seas, Conner Crooks. If you have not heard of Seven Seas, they’re one of the many publishers in North America selling manga, and a mix of it, ranging from high school kids attempting to be friends (*thinks of Haganai) to one lucky guy getting a harem…of monstergirls (Monster Musume).
If you haven’t heard of Conner, he’d been blogging at some places before, and has long been one of the people you go to for some solid information on anything manga related. But now he works at Seven Seas. So of course I’d take some time to ask him questions about that, among a bunch of stuff Seven Seas related, and stuff not so Seven Seas related. Like manga reporting and what anime besides Kill la Kill he’s watching. I also ask about the newest Strike Witches title, since he delayed the interview because he had to announce it…
(Since this interview was long, this is broken up into three parts: life working with Seven Seas today, spotlight on a few Seven Seas titles Sunday, and general manga industry and Fall anime season thoughts on Tuesday. Apologies for that!)
So…in case you happened to disappear over the weekend, Crunchyroll announced that they’re going to roll out their version of what they do manga wise. In other words, for essentially $5 a month the latest manga (well, for now some select titles of Kodansha manga) will be simultaneously published as it comes out in Japan. Of course that means we have to give our thoughts about it. Here’s a few thoughts about the service from a few of us, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments as well.
Ok, remember when I wrote my final notes of Cross Manage? When you thought I was done with the series for good? Joke’s on you!…Of course I had to cover the special one shot. I mean, I wrote about the series for a good couple of months, so might as well. I left all my criticisms/praise in that piece, so I’m only keeping things to the one shot. Ok? Excellent. Now let’s get this party started. Continue Reading »
Well, I did the legal anime list so it was only a matter of time before I worked on the manga list.
In my room I have two bookshelves – one small shelf that manages to fit all of the manga I have finished, whether it is something like Yumi Hotta/Takeshi Obata’s Hikaru No Go, Osamu Tezuka’s Ayako, or even an out of print manga like Takanori Yamazaki’s Diamond Girl, and one large bookshelf that not only has a few movies and anime DVD/BDs, but ongoing manga series like Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan and Kiyohiko Azuma’s Yotsuba. Once upon a time what I mostly owned was video games, but from 2009 I started to try and build a new collection, and that involved manga. Let me share with you how easy I had it building my collection, then let me tell you how that managed to change really quickly!