TOKYOPOP's latest move in the Global Manga market is to take some of their original titles and make them available online. Deb talks to Tpop's Director of Marketing Marco Pavia about the program at manga.about.com and learns-- among other things --that no licensed Japanese titles are on the schedule, but that the manga currently online is available in ALL countries.
Omonomono has a really interesting piece on emotional intelligence as it applies to post- Evangelion anime, and how that ties into the popularity of the tsundere.
Precocious Curmudgeon always has interesting license requests, but I'm particularly interested in this week's: Sukeban Deka, or Delinquent Girl Detective. If it sounds a bit familiar, it's because you were really paying attention when I talked about the manga Maid Deka, which is something of a maid-y homage to the delinquent-y original.
If you were interested in more details on Moyoco Anno's collaboration with cosmetics company Shu Uemura, Comics 212's Christopher Butcher has the full press kit with lots of pretty pictures!
Butcher also has an interesting essay on the New People center in Japantown, questioning whether the center is otaku, or "post-otaku." What do you think?