From PW Comics Weekly comes an interview with BL manga artist Tina Anderson, who gives her view on the BL genre and why she likes it.

Lillian Diaz-Przybyl interviews June Kim, creator of Tokyopop's 12 Days.

Tokyopop interviews Pop Mhan, past Rising Stars of Manga U.K. & Ireland winner and creator of Blank.

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In the second installment of its "801 Employee Spotlight" column, 801 Media interviews its own mascot Tomo-chan.

From 801 Media comes a new feature called "801 Employee Spotlight," where 801 staffs talk about themselves through an informal interview. The first interview features 801 Media production manager Kampai.

PW Comics Week's Johanna Draper Carlson interviews Kelly Sue DeConnick, a manga adaptor who was in charge of th adaption series such as Sensual Phrase, Fruits Basket, and Sexy Voice and Robo.

imgToday, otaku culture like manga and cosplay are very popular in the West, and Japanese fans are interested in learning more about what the Western otaku scene. Mainichi Shimbun's anime/manga/game news site Mantan Web recently posted an interview Austell Callwood (34), who was visiting Japan in July to promote his new manga Cove Pirate Mercenary. Austell Callwood runs his own anime & manga shop in Springfield, Virginia, and is one of the founders of TenBu Productions.

Q: Please introduce yourself, what do you do?

A: I import Japanese anime and manga to the U.S, and publish my own manga. "TenBu" is a production project to create theme songs and cosplay of my manga. I'm an artist, at the same time I'm a businessman.

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ICv2 interviews Rich Johnson of Yen Press, who talks about the new publishing enterprise, as well as how it will be handled by himself and Kurt Hassler.

Yoshitaka Amano (????????????) is one of the most well-known Japanese artist today, some of his works include character designs for Vampire Hunter D and the Final Fantasy series. From Papo de Budega comes an interview with Yoshitaka Amano, who talks about his life and various personal projects.

Deutsche Mangaka has translated an interview from SplashComics with Mary Hildebrandt and David Boller, author/artist of Tokyopop Germany's Evergrey. In the interview David and Mary compares the Global manga scene in Germany with that of the U.S. and share their thoughts on Evergrey, as well as t

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