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The "Retro-reflective Projection Technology, Optical Camouflage" cloak from TachiLab

Manga-Inspired Tech Show Opens in Japan

“Invisibility cloaks,” robot servants and a single-seat helicopter are just a few of the high-tech innovations on display in Japan’s “DORAEMON’s Scientific Future” exhibition. The manga DORAEMON, about an earless, robotic, time-traveling cat is the inspiration for the exhibition and a good way for the organizers to attract the next generation of young, future inventors […]

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DC Comics Shutters CMX Manga Imprint

In a second major setback to the American manga market in less than a week, DC Comics announced today it will close the book on its CMX unit, canceling all titles except Megatokyo, which it will fold into its mainstream DC comics imprint. DC’s announcement comes just days after American manga titan Viz disclosed a […]

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Massive Downsizing at Viz Media

Viz Media, one of the key publishers that helped orchestrate manga’s runaway success in America, announced this week its second massive restructuring in two years, laying off about 40 percent of its workforce—around 60 out of 150 employees–in a companywide downsizing. “Viz Media is in the process of refining its focus and is restructuring to […]

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