New English-Translated Manga Magazine Gen Launched
posted on by Andrew Osmond
A new monthly magazine namd Gen has launched with original manga by Japanese underground artists, and the first issue available as a free download. Gen is a digital magazine with limited-edition print copies.
The Manga Maniac Cafe website interviewed the magazine's editor-in-chief Robert McGuire. McGuire said that Gen will feature "seinen and dōjinshi manga" for the adult market, made by dōjin circles in Japan. "We aren't a traditional publisher that buys rights to already existing titles," McGuire said. "We find Japanese underground artists to create original manga for Americans. We translate the work as it is created and publish for our readers first."
McGuire also said that his company Gen Manga Entertainment was working on an online version of the magazine that would be readable on all devices."
Gen issue 1 contains 140 pages and four stories, in black and white. In addition to the download, a print copy is avaiable from Amazon for US$9.95.