Manga, Manga Everywhere (and Not a Book to Read)

September 11th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We spent one day this past week driving the mother around the lovely, but unusually hot, Santa Barbara. A mix of the modern miracle that is eye surgery and the modern hassle that is the medical establishment left us with much time on our hands (not to a mention a mother who could see perfectly mere moments after going under the, well, we believe a knife was involved). There was a brief debate about how to fill the hours until her second appointment. Hmmm, is it a true debate when both parties immediately settle on a bookstore as the optimal choice? We must look into this.

After choosing an armful of books (her arm, not ours — we are on restriction), we wandered around to see what we could see. What we saw was lots of manga. Manga stretching as far as the eye could. Manga filling shelves previously occupied by other books. Manga versions of our favorite anime. We very nearly broke our self-imposed restriction.

Yes, all of this is our way of saying that Tokyopop has upped Mike Kiley to editor-in-chief.

File Under: Publishers and Editors