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Would just note that Tokyopop media LLC is still going. Whatever the hell they are going to do to with that.
Also, the Japanese companies cannot claim that they are losing domestic sales, because it would be in English.
The damage has been done, there are kids now calling themselves "mangaka" and claiming to be making manga instead of weeaboo comics.
Deal with it.
Gah I hate that so much! Its just a comic book! Manga is from japan, thats it! I remember seeing some book claiming to be the years best manga or something like that, and flipped through it only to find out that most of it was whiteboy weeaboo crap. The back of the book said something that was basically " yeah man manga isn't just from japan its more like a state of mind" or something bullshit like that. Kids, just make comics. You can make it look like manga if you want, art style is art style, but don't call it manga. You're not Japanese, you're a white middleclass suburban American. Deal with it.
I agree, but maybe not so much in such harsh terms
Also, I'm not sure how I feel about the word comics, because the content is not always comical, but I can't think of a better term.
Their german division is decent though, but could be better if they'd fuck off with the honorifics.
Well, I think they make it depend on the translator or target audience. I just checked, and neither Yotsuba&! nor Azumanga Daioh (two properties TP also published in german, and I dearly forgot to mention) have honorifics as far as I can tell.