Japanese manga takes humongous step


Yahoo! News has one on CosmoGIRL. The August CosmoGIRL!, on newsstands this week, offers its 6 million readers the debut of a monthly manga strip, the Japanese-style comic.

The Adventures of CG, a collaboration with manga giant TokyoPop, stars CG, a college sophomore who lives in Tokyo. The publisher calls her a "spunky every-girl hipster heroine" drawn with the typical manga oversized eyes.
CG's arrival is one example of how the big manga publishers are stepping up their presence in the U.S. marketplace by marrying their comic form with novelizations, magazines and manga/novel hybrids.

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