Project Haruhi
29Jul/101

Bakacast Briefs – OneManga’s Doom

First off, sorry for the lateness of this Bakacast episode. Since Dustin is on vacation this week, I got to try my hand at editing the podcast, and it took friggin' FOREVER. On the plus side, I did get to pick the theme music this time around...

Anyways, this episode features a greatly expanded cast. Although Dustin is absent, I brought in Konata (aka Jeagle) and Shamisen (aka Larry) to fill his place. That means you're getting twice as many bakas for the same low price!

As always, you can download it directly, subscribe to our RSS feed, or let iTunes do all the work for you.

We start off with a discussion about the demise of One Manga, as well as the new Seven Seas licenses. Then, after drooling over recently-announced sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender, we get into reviewing this week's new anime.

And that's pretty much it. See y'all next week!

About Jon

Jon is a Japanese culture enthusiast, professional pervert and roleplaying fanatic who appreciates flexible gender identities. He enjoys science fiction, Gunpla, classical music and Red Stripe.

  • Aaeru

    I think that the new ‘reformed’ Mangahelpers, now called openmanga.org will have a dramatic effect on the manga industry. It effectively removes the middleman. The future will be scanlators communicating with Japanese mangaka. The ambition is great.

    “The OpenManga platform is closing in on being ready for a beta within the near future. In preparation of the upcoming beta, we have been in contact with over 70 artists – many of which expressed great interest in using our platform to distribute their work,” http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/377

    And what’s astonishing is that all manga will be available online free-to-read. There is no compulsory subscription. Very excited about this new direction the manga industry is taking.