Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kodansha's Young Magazine offers online editions this summer

by Chris MaGee

There have been so many films (great ones, decent ones and bad ones) that have been based on manga, so here's a story that fans of manga-based films will probably be interested in checking out. Kodansha's Young Magazine is celebrating their 30th anniversary, and is doing so in such a way that anyone online can celebrate with them.

Anime News Network is reporting that the publisher of the venerable manga magazine, birthplace of such iconic manga as "Akira", "Ghost in the Shell" and "Initial D", will be posting five issues of Young online including its very first issue from June of 1980. That first issue included the work of Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy), Go Nagai (Cutey Honey) and Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita no Joe), amongst many others. Not a bad roster for the first issue!

Please note: To view these online issues, which will be available between June 7th and August 31st at Kodansha's official website, you need a special free Crochet browser plug-in.

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