In the latest issue of Flipped, David Welsh interviews CMX's Jim Chadwick (Editor) and Asako Suzuki (Director of Manga), who talk about CMX's recovery as well as growth.

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From PingMag comes an interview with Simona Pini, an Italian/English manga translator who translated titles such as Air Gear, Bleach, Steel Ball Run, Host Club and Nana. In the interview Simona shares her experience as a manga translator:

Let's get a bit practical: What would be a typical day for a manga translator?

Well, usually I wake up at 4 in the afternoon, turn on my computer, read my mail - and get lost on the internet. I read the Panini forum because I like to read what our readers think, and I do Mixi. Eventually I start working until the morning...

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Beating the summer heat, contests and reviews in Episode 47!

GRIMES, IA, August 17, 2007 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to present this year's Anime Iowa 2007 special - featuring new interviews with convention guests Jonathan Klein and Greg Ayres, segments with representatives from several upcoming Midwest conventions, chats with cosplayers and convention attendees, and more - all in episode 47 of ANIME TODAY!

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From The Daily Cross Hatch comes part 1 of an interview with Paul Gravett, author of Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics and his friend Nick Bertozzi.

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From Comics in the Classroom comes an interview with Jason Thompson, who talks about about his upcoming book Manga: The Complete Guide, which will be released by Del Rey in October.

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From ICv2 comes an interview with Del Rey Manga's Dallas Middaugh, who talks about the U.S. manga market, the upcoming manga releases, and Del Rey's future plans.

From ANN's Carlo Santos comes an interview with Arina Tanemura, conducted during Comic-Con 2007. In the interview, Tanemura not only talks about manga, but also her love for the pop culture.

Interview, Japanese sports, reviews and more in Episode 46!

GRIMES, IA, August 3, 2007 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Newtype USA Editor-in-Chief Gary Steinman and Executive Editor Chris Johnston to episode 46 of ANIME TODAY!

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From Manga Punk comes an interviews with Patrick Macias, Editor-in-Chief of the newly launched anime/manga magazine Otaku USA.

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From (via MangaBlog) comes an interview with Sweatdrop Studios member Emma Vieceli, a winner of Tokyopop's first UK and Ireland Rising Stars of Manga competition.