Friday, May 22, 2009

A new incarnation of Pulp

Viz's experiment with Rumiko Takahashi's newest title was an apparent precursor, as they now have a website dedicated to running Ikki magazine titles.  They have already posted the first chapter of Daisuke Igarashi's Children of the Sea (read Andrew's brief review here), with promises of more to come.  Titles in the near-future include:

Bokurano (Mohiro Kitoh)
Dorohedoro (Q Hayashida)
House of Five Leaves (Natsume Ono)
I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow (Shunji Aono)

Bit confused on how the decision to print titles will work out (based on individual hits for a series?  Publish a volume after it is fully serialized, or just treat it like any other non-Ikki series?), but this is promising.


  1. Don't be put off by the awful plot summary or shit scan job. It looks like a really good translation of one of the best manga around, and I'm really hoping this approach will help make it a success.

  2. Yeah, I'm totally excited about this.

  3. How the heck did "Ore ha mada honki dashitenai dake" get an english title like that.

    I wonder if Stephen Paul had anything to do with this translation since he was working on "Children of the Sea" when it was being scanlated. I think the translations that got used for M-S just flow a bit better than the ones they used this time.

    Still, I guess I'm happy to see that "Ore ha mada..." is getting a release. Nobody really seemed to want to work on it despite the availability of the raw and the scripts.

  4. FWIW, no, I don't have anything to do with this Viz Ikki project... yet. I did just get a foot in the door at Viz though, and I bugged my contact to put in a word with the Ikki section, so maybe I'll get lucky and land something cool.

  5. Viz has easily the best editor I ever worked with before getting the Nintendo gig, and it's always a blast to work for them. Best of luck with that.