topAfter more than 6 months of publication, ComiPress' online version of Udagawa-san's Manga Zombie (translated by John Gallagher) has finally ended.

Manga Zombie, written by Udagawa Takeo, was published in Japanese in 1997 by Ohta Shuppan. The book covers a range of thirty-one Japanese manga artists active primarily in the 1960s and 70s. Some of the artists are relatively well-known in the English-speaking world, while others are famous or cult figures only in Japan. However, they are all, in some sense or other, "outsider" artists and figures of the sixties and seventies cultural underground.

To celebrate the conclusion of Manga Zombie, ComiPress has conducted an interview with Manga Zombie's author Udagawa Takeo, as well as its translator John Gallagher:

Of course, the online version of Manga Zombie is different from the print version, with new chapters added and some chapters left out. Currently Udagawa-san is searching for a publisher interested in releasing Manga Zombie in English, if interested, please send your contact information here.

Last but not least, ComiPress would like to thank Udagawa-san and John for giving us this wonderful opportunity to bring to the community something interesting. And finally to the readers, thank you for reading, we hope you enjoyed it!

According to .Anime, Koge-Donbo's name has been changed to Koge-Donbo* "for copyright use."

Source: MangaBlog

A new manga from Felipe Smith, creator of Tokyopop's MBQ, will debut in Kodansha's Morning 2 vol.10, on sale June 21st. The new series will be the opening manga with 6 color pages, and will also be featured on the magazine's cover (it is quite rare that a new artist will do the cover of a manga magazine).

From ManagCast comes an article titled "Jump & Fujoshi - The Mangacast Special" that looks at the relationship between the fujoshi culture and Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump.

Giapet reports that according to a recent poll on Oricon, Gintama was voted as the "funniest manga". The full ranking is as follows:

1. Gintama
2. One Piece
3. Ping Pong Club/Sexy Commando
5. Gag Manga Biyori
6. Nodame Cantabile/Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku
8. Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo
9. Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar and Lovely Complex

According to Canned Dogs, MediaWorks' Dengeki Daioh maybe relaunched in June:

The June issue of Dengeki Daioh which will be released on the 21st of April contains a mysterious ad depicting a baby feeling up Shana and a message saying that a brand new Dengeki Daioh will be revealed in June.

Canned Dogs is reporting that Type-Moon's latest projects have been leaked. The new projects include a remake of Tsukihime, as well as a new game called Girl's Work":

Pictures have leaked from the upcoming Type-moon Ace magazine which is supposed to be released on the 21st revealing that Tsukihime is going to get a remake and yet another upcoming Type-moon game called Girl's Work.

Shueisha will be launching a new monthly manga magazine on May 1st. The magazine, temporarily titled Monthly Young Jump, is a special issue of Weekly Young Jump.

Currently 4 serialization have been revealed:

  • Kar?? naru Shokutaku Bangaihen by Funatsu Kazuki
  • Juujika no Majutsushi by Okazaki Kei
  • SINfinity by Sasaki Takumaru
  • Hideyoshi de Gozaru!! by Tanaka Kanako

Source: Muhyojo