This is the week I was finally cool on Twitter because I had two different popular Devilman Crybaby tweets. Between watching that show and most of the other anime season premieres, I’m hoping you spent the week more productively than I did. Either way, you deserve a link break:
- Media Do International launched in November 2017 as a company attempting to bring never-before-seen manga to English speakers. Justin investigates just how much manga they have and how soon we are likely to see it.
- Japanese 7-11s are now a manga, and Devilman is now a scotch. Do with this information, reported by Kara for Crunchyroll, what you will.
- The flower language of Devilman Crybaby. As Emily illustrates, it’s anything but subtle.
- 4 Reasons Anime Fans Have It WAY Better Nowadays. As an anime fan in the ’90s and a mom now, Loryn has a great perspective on how much better her kids have it.
- How much does anime contribute to Japan’s economy? Richardson Killis of MyAnimeList provides sources and does the math.
- Korean Media Hits The Big Time In North America. I haven’t written a multi-interview piece for Forbes like this in a while.
- Some tricky Gunpla 101 questions answered in Ask Gunpla 101: Don’t touch that dial! In case you were wondering what that weird dial on Gunpla runners is for.
- Anime Matsuri Moves to Silence Vlogger with Cease & Desist. I contacted everyone in this story, which was tough. I’m hoping this reporting for Anime Feminist shows people that we’re able to report on difficult stories accurately and fairly.
Screenshot via Devilman Crybaby via Emily’s blog post.