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Required Reading: Dark Horse on Manga

I have this terrible mental image of a horse riding on top of a giant tankobon book.


 CLAMP's self-portrait.
 CLAMP's self-portrait.
It's been a while since I've done a Required Reading-- more for lack of time than lack of materials to work with, I promise you! --but today an interview went up at ICv2 with Dark Horse's Mike Richardson. The interview is a 2-parter, but all the manga talk was in part two, and it's a pretty interesting read.

Without giving it all away, Richardson lays the popularity of manga in bookstores pretty squarely in the lap of female readers, a demographic that western comics have had a tough time grasping for decades. There are also a few tidbits about upcoming CLAMP projects-- including a hint that there are "some surprises" in store --as well as movie projects.

 Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is awesome and you should read it
 Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is awesome and you should read it
Now, before you read too far into things like I did-- I was really excited when Richardson sayd that "Dark Horse will be producing the series" when talking about the Hollywood adaptation of the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service manga. "Series?" I thought. "Could they have a contract for more than one movie? Or maybe...maybe it got redeveloped into a TV series!"

Not the case, as I found after checking in with my pals at Dark Horse. He was referring to the manga series, although Richardson apparently followed up: "Naturally, we wouldn't mind if it turned out to be a series of films..."

Me either, Mister Richardson. Me either.
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