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Plastic Blue and Stone Collector from Gen Manga

gen_logoGEN Manga has an exciting new digital and print publishing schedule for 2014. Now, all-new original stories can be read every month exclusively on www.genmanga.com and print fans can find new GEN titles at their local bookstore each month, too!

This month’s new original story from Gen Manga’s underground indie manga creators in Japan is Plastic Blue.

Plastic Blue is a story of two high school girls, Minato and Shizuki. One has a crush on the other, but has been turned down… Minato loves Shizuki, but will they ever get together? Plastic Blue is the newest addition to GEN Manga’s ongoing series of short stories in their Flavor collection.

Flavor stories bring fans tales of high-school girls who make friends with the unlikeliest outcasts—witches, ghosts, and living dolls, ostracized and bullied because of their gloomy appearance and introspective temperaments.  These hapless characters find companionship and acceptance though serendipitous encounters with their seemingly commonplace counterparts. Both cute and endearing, the psyche of high-school girls is explored in a cute fantasy world of ghosts and other ghastly misfits.

This month’s print release is Stone Collector Book One.

Pieces of a curse fall from the sky as if to mock the cruelty and evil of humanity. These stones create wretched beasts and the blood of these beasts turn human flesh into the undead. There is only one thing that can destroy these hellish fiends—Jade Stone. This is the story of a Stone Collector—one who wields Jade-forged blades. A man whose family was murdered by these evil abominations, he now has vowed to rid the world of the foul presence!

Zom-J, aka Red Ice, is also the artist on the very popular Space Dandy, currently being serialized in Japan and currently airing to rave reviews as an Anime on Cartoon Network.

GEN Manhwa Monthly #1 and Sorako Graphic Novel, Out Now!

gen_manhwa_stone_collectorGEN Manga has announced the launch of their new Korean comics magazine, GEN Manhwa. GEN Manhwa #1 introduces – Stone Collector – a non-stop full of action title full of monsters and zombies! But, that’s not the only exciting release, Sorako, a new graphic novel is now available too.

GEN Manhwa #1 introducing – Stone Collector

Stone Collector: Pieces of curse fall from the sky as if to mock the cruelty and evil of humanity. These stones create wretched beasts and the blood of these beasts turn human flesh into the undead. There is only one thing that can destroy these hellish fiends — Jade Stone. This is the story of a Stone Collector. One who wields Jade forged blades. A man whose family was murdered by these evil abominations and he now has vowed to rid the world of sorako_homethe foul presence. —Author: Kevin Han  —Artist: Zom-J

SORAKO Graphic Novel Released!

The second release in GEN Manga’s 2013 graphic novel publishing schedule is the indie fan favorite Sorako. Complete with new artwork and new chapters!

The art of Sorako is fluid, quick, imprecise. Lines aren’t perfectly straight nor details entirely accurate, but the rough drafting style gives the frames energy and character, enhancing the impression that the artist’s goal is to tell Sorako’s story, blemishes and all. —AnimeNation

Sorako lives an ordinary life. And this is an ordinary story. She has friends and family, loves her dog, thinks about life, and occasionally looks for work (kinda). These are the adventures into a typical girl’s life.
—Author & Artist: Takayuki Fujimura

GEN Manga has also launched a Kickstarter to get Sorako into printed form. Take advantage, there’s some great deals to be had for manga fans!

GEN Manga in 2013

GEN Manga Entertainment has released some of their plans for 2013. One Is Enough is now available in a new complete graphic novel. Matsumoto-kun is just about to turn sixteen when he accidentally bumps into and injures his mysterious high school senpai, Mizushima-kun. Now, he is bound to make it up to him, but the lines aren’t clear on just how far this new angst filled steamy relationship will go.”

GEN Manga is welcoming 2013 with exciting new publishing plans. This year GEN will release a complete list of graphic novels as well as launch a new monthly Korean manhwa indie magazine. All new graphic novels with all new content along with the return of existing titles with new artwork and new chapters, too!

Here is their release schedule:

  • Starting in January 2013, GEN Manga will release one-shot graphic novels throughout the year (otherwise known in Japan as “tankobon”) each novel will introduce a new story or an existing story with additional new artwork and new chapters!!!
  • Also, be sure to be on the lookout for the new monthly Korean indie mahnwa magazine called GEN Manhwa. (Issue #1 scheduled for Feb. 2013)
  • As GEN Manga scours Japan for new and underground doujin manga artists, it will be taking a break from its usual Japanese manga monthly anthology in 2013, but is excited to introduce their new monthly Korean indie magazine, GEN Manhwa. GEN Manga will return with all new GEN manga monthly in 2014!
  • Current GEN Manga subscribers will have complete access to all 2013 GEN Manga graphic novels, their current archive of back issues, and, as usual, will have continued access to GEN Manga in 2014.
  • All subscribers will be able to join GEN Manhwa as a monthly subscriber and new subscribers may purchase digital copies of each 2013 GEN Manga graphic novel released. (The best of both worlds; choose your path wisely!)
  • Readers can also find GEN and One is Enough available through Diamond Comic Distributors,iTunes, the free Comic+ app, and wherever fine books are sold!

Looks like an exciting year for manga fans!

NYCC 2012 – GEN Manga Brings Nagumo

GEN Manga Entertainment, Inc. announced the appearance of Nagumo, the author of Let’s Eat Ramen at the GEN Manga booth #1025. Nagumo will be conducting signings and Q&A’s daily with fans throughout this year’s NYCC.

Nagumo is the author of the popular series Radio de Go! Making his debut in Manga Time Kirakira Carat in 2007 he has since made waves in the Japanese doujin community with his hit Radio de Go! Nagumo released an original story earlier this year exclusively for GEN Manga titled Let’s Eat Ramen.

Let’s Eat Ramen is the story of Saeki, a girl who loves ramen noodles. At last, she thinks that she has finally found the perfect ramen shop, but the problem is the shop is completely full of old regulars and she can’t get in. Will the timid Saeki ever summon the willpower to reach out and get the ramen that she desperately wants?

Also Flavor by Aji-chi, is GEN Manga’s latest edition to the exclusive underground anthology.

Tales of high-school girls who make friends with the unlikeliest outcasts—witches, ghosts, and living dolls, ostracized and bullied because of their gloomy appearance and introspective temperaments.  These hapless characters find companionship and acceptance though serendipitous encounters with their seemingly commonplace counterparts. Both cute and endearing, the psyche of high-school girls is explored in a cute fantasy world of ghosts and other ghastly misfits.

Readers can also find consecutive issues available on the free Comic+ App on iTunes. Books and issues are also available on Apple’s iTunes directly and the Amazon Kindle. And don’t forget as always in print and digitally direct from GenManga.com.

 

Androids, Boy’s Love, Sex Dolls, and more cool stuff from America’s #1 Source for Doujin Manga!

Androids, Boy’s Love, Sex Dolls, and more cool stuff from America’s #1 Source for Doujin Manga!

GEN Manga Announces the Release of GEN 11

GEN 11 will be available nationwide May 2012!

NEW YORK, NY – GEN Manga Entertainment, Inc. announces the upcoming release of GEN 11.  (GEN 11, 156 pages, black and white, 1.99) will be available May 2012.

GEN, now available in both print and digital format, is also available on Apple’s itunes and the free Comics+ app on Apple’s itunes. GEN Manga Entertainment will give away a free preview version of the popular magazine this month on the official GEN Manga website (genmanga.com) to introduce four all new stories!

Android Angels: Wouldn’t it be great to live with the perfect woman or perfect man? Android butlers and babes are the future. These short stories are tales from a land beyond, where androids not only protect humans, but also live and get intimate with them. Author: Kosuke Kabaya

One is Enough: Matsumoto-kun is just about to turn sixteen when he accidentally bumps into and injures his mysterious high school senpai, Mizushima-kun. Now, he is bound to make it up to him, but the lines aren’t clear on just how far this new angst filled steamy relationship will go. Author: love

Stones of Power: Café Renard seems to be your run-of-the-mill establish, but it is more than meets the eye. When strangers stumble upon the hidden secret within an average business front, they find a mysterious woman selling stones with magical properties. Before they know it they are transported on strange adventures of science fiction and fantasy. Author: Isora Azumi

Anomal: Weird tales of horror and the bizarre are part of a peculiar vision of the world in this collection of short stories. Author: Nukuharu

The indie series Alive and Good-bye Geist will also be continued in issue GEN 11!

Presenting new indie manga circles from Japan, GEN, a monthly publication, will be released in the US and Japan simultaneously. Digital format and print editions for GEN are available now. Based in New York, GEN Manga Entertainment (www.genmanga.com) endeavors to publish new and unseen graphic work from Japan, being in the unique position to bring readers work first, more original and untamed manga will be sure to come!

Author of the Doujin Smash Hit Radio de Go!

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Author of the Doujin Smash Hit Radio de Go! Creates New Manga for GEN!

GEN Manga Announces the Release of Let’s Eat Ramen

Let’s Eat Ramen appears in GEN 8 and will be available nationwide Jan. 2012!

NEW YORK, NY – GEN Manga Entertainment, Inc. announces the release of Let’s Eat Ramen in GEN 8(GEN 8, 162 pages, black and white, 1.99) will be available Jan. 2012.

Nagumo is the author of the popular series Radio de Go! Making his debut in Manga Time Kirakira Carat in 2007 he has since made waves in the Japanese doujin community with his smash hit Radio de Go! Now Nagumo will be releasing a new original story for GEN Manga titled Let’s Eat Ramen.

Let’s Eat Ramen is the story of Saeki, a girl who loves ramen noodles. At last, she thinks that she has finally found the perfect ramen shop, but the problem is the shop is completely full of old regulars and she can’t get in. Will the timid Saeki ever summon the willpower to reach out and get the ramen that she desperately wants? An indie manga about the finer points of eating ramen noodles from the creator of the radio manga Radio de Go!, brought to you by genmanga.com.

Junji Ohno creates his second sassy new cover for GEN 8. Ohno made his debut at the age 19 in Weekly Shonen Magazine, and has been a regular contributor to numerous weeklies in Japan, such as Weekly Shonen FangComic Bonbon, and Shonen Comic Champion. Ohno’s work includes: Shiritsu Justice Gakuen (1998), HotshotAxel Rex, and Spider Riders. Junji Ohno is the newest edition to GEN, America’s number one source for authentic doujin manga, where Junji will be making his American debut as the new cover artist.

Readers can also find consecutive issues available on Graphicly. Graphicly is available on numerous platforms, including the Nook, iphone, and Android.

GEN stories are published nowhere else in the world. These stories are created by the elusive doujincreators in Tokyo’s secret underground circles, otherwise known in the west as independent creators and hard core fans.

Presenting new indie manga circles from Japan, GEN, a monthly publication, will be released in the US and Japan simultaneously. Digital format and print editions for GEN are available now. Based in New York,GEN Manga Entertainment (www.genmanga.com) endeavors to publish new and unseen graphic workfrom Japan, being in the unique position to bring readers work first, more original and untamed manga will be sure to come!

Shonen Manga star creates new cover for GEN Manga!

Official Press Release

Shonen Manga star creates new cover for GEN Manga!

GEN Manga Announces the Release of GEN 7

GEN 7 will be available nationwide Dec. 2011!

NEW YORK, NY – GEN Manga Entertainment, Inc. announces the upcoming release ofGEN 7.  (GEN 7, 174 pages, black and white, 2.99) will be available Dec. 2011.

Junji Ohno made his debut at the age 19 in Weekly Shonen Magazine, and has been a regular contributor to numerous weeklies in Japan, such as Weekly Shonen Fang,Comic Bonbon, and Shonen Comic Champion. Ohno’s work includes: Shiritsu Justice Gakuen (1998), HotshotAxel Rex, and Spider Riders. Junji Ohno is the newest edition to GEN, America’s number one source for authentic doujin manga, where Junji will be making his American debut as the new cover artist.

GEN 7 will include Good-bye Geist, Alive, Sorako, Souls, KAMEN, and Wolf. Continuing to be, “America’s exclusive and foremost introduction to contemporary Japanese alternative and gekiga manga. “ –AnimeNation

Attracting new professional artists from Japan, next month GEN 8 will also introduce a new story from an exciting new professional manga-ka. The new original story is exclusively for GEN. Readers can keep up with news and updates by following GEN on twitter, facebook, and tumblr.

The single issue of the complete story of VS Aliens, 172 pages, is also available for only .99 cents and over 900 pages of indie manga, plus extras, is available for just 2.99, in the first volume of the GEN Manga Anthology.

GEN stories are published nowhere else in the world. These stories are created by the elusive doujin creators in Tokyo’s secret underground circles, otherwise known in the west as independent creators and hard core fans.

Presenting new indie manga circles from Japan, GEN, a monthly publication, will be released in the US and Japan simultaneously. Digital format and print editions for GEN are available now. Based in New York, GEN Manga Entertainment(www.genmanga.com) endeavors to publish new and unseen graphic work from Japan, being in the unique position to bring readers work first, more original and untamed manga will be sure to come!

Indie Manga on Graphicly.com

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Indie Manga on Graphicly.com

GEN Manga is now available on the multifaceted Graphicly

GEN will be available on Graphicly nationwide Nov, 2011

NEW YORK, NY – GEN Manga Entertainment, Inc. announces the release of GEN 1 on Graphicly starting Nov., 2011, for Free!

Graphicly is the premiere site for reading and finding the best digital comics. With apps for Facebook, Apple, Android, and also available on Barnes & Noble’s Nook, they have effectively covered the digital market.

GEN will now be added to Graphicly’s ranks. Along side of major powerhouses Marvel, Image, and dozens of independent publishers, GEN Manga takes its seat. Utilizing Graphicly’s masterful way of formatting the digital experience, GEN can now be read in a panel by panel guided experience!

This month, GEN will also release more than 900 pages of content for only 2.99! This is an unprecedented value. Readers can get the first anthology ranking in at this size for true original underground Japanese manga at genmanga.com! But as an added bonus, readers who purchase the massive volume will get a bonus download of extras that include exclusive peeks at the elusive creators, never seen before bonus full color illustrations, as well as production and sketch work of the artists. GEN will give its American readership a peek deeper into real Japanese indie creators.

VS Aliens, is also available this month from GEN, for only .99 a download for the complete series! All those readers out there that want to find out what happens in the cute “moe” characters of VS Aliens can download the complete series in one easy to manage file. Do you want to believe?

GEN stories are published nowhere else in the world. These stories are created by the elusive doujin creators in Tokyo’s secret underground circles, otherwise known in the west as independent creators and hard core fans.

Presenting new indie manga circles from Japan, GEN, a monthly publication, will be released in the US and Japan simultaneously. Digital format and print editions for GEN are available now. Based in New York, GEN Manga Entertainment (www.genmanga.com) endeavors to publish new and unseen graphic work from Japan, being in the unique position to bring readers work first, more original and untamed manga will be sure to come!

Good-bye Geist: A new story for America’s #1 Source for Original Doujin Manga

Official Press Release

Good-bye Geist: A new story for America’s #1 Source for Original Doujin Manga

GEN Manga Entertainment, Inc. Announces the Release of GEN 6

GEN 6 will be available on Oct 11th, 2011

NEW YORK, NY – GEN Manga Entertainment, Inc. announces the upcoming release ofGEN 6.  GEN 6 (ISBN: 978-0-9836134-4-2, Trade Paper, 160 pages, black and white) will be available on Oct 11th, 2011 (www.genmanga.com).

Good-bye Geist, the newest story for the leading edge magazine GEN, presents a newmystery that is engulfing the face of Yuki’s high school. And Yuki is caught in the middle. As she battles the exhausting crowds of her daily commute she, like many other young girls in Japan, is sexually violated. All the while, another young boy is secretly filming herand someone is brutally slaughtering cats. What does it all mean? Enigma spins into ever darkening chasms in the newest edition to GEN.

With the newest edition to the underground anthology, GEN Manga Entertainment also meets fan demand with the release of dual single and spread version PDFs available for download. Not only can readers still download and keep original manga on their computer desktops but they can also choose how they want to read it! Single page viewing will now make it easier for fans to read their favorite manga on their favorite reading devices.

GEN is the leading edge of original Japanese manga innovation. But will American manga fans prove their support? In a recent news release it appears even major power houses like Shogakukan are taking notice with the (3 months too late for GEN’s debut) news release of dual language publication plans. Also, Jmanga’s move for online publication of new titles made news a couple months after GEN’s debut. Can underdogs without large corporate backing compete even when they are ahead of the thinking curve? Fans can show their support for innovative work at the GEN manga booth at one of the biggest comic and anime festivals in America, the NY Comic Con. GEN will be at the New York Comic Con, booth 2030.

Presenting new indie manga circles from Japan, GEN 6, a monthly publication, will be released in the US on Oct 11th. Digital format for GEN is available now. Based in New York, GEN Manga Entertainment (www.genmanga.com) endeavors to publish new and unseen graphic work from Japan, being in the unique position to bring readers work first, more original and untamed manga will be sure to come!

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here, yay!  Here’s some articles for you to waste the day away.

Around the Blogs:

Newsarama – UPDATE: THE Q: PROS – “Are American Comic Books SEXIST?”Some interesting responses.  Gail Simone I think nails it.

Las Vegas Weekly – Banned books: Barrick exhibit details the life of comic books and the controversial ‘50s boycottsA good excuse to go to Vegas, as if you need another.

Comicvine – Sexism in Comics is Not New–Here’s What You Should Do about It – Some sound advice.

Con Coverage:

CBR – APE Swings into San Francisco this Weekend

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – American Vampire #19

Ely Standard 24 – Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine

ICv2 – Bloody Monday Vol. 1

Comics Alliance – The Flash #1

CBR – Fury of the Firestorms: the Nuclear Men #1

MTV Geek – GEN Manga

MTV Geek – Justice League Dark #1

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 9/28/11

MTV Geek – New 52 Reviews: ‘All-Star Western,’ ‘Voodoo,’ I, Vampire,’ and ‘The Fury of Firestorm’

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