Meanwhile, on Japan…

Madoka comes back tomorrow! And the fandom rejoiced. (Right before Walpurgisnacht/Whaleparties Night/Walmart Purge Night killed us all.)

Jaw-droppingly complex origami. Seriously, those are each a single sheet of paper.

The manga-education market pulls foreign students in droves to Japan.

An analysis of maid cafés: the way they’re organized, the social dynamics they foster.

Background on what drives the manga industry, and how to keep a title in print. Sadly ironic, that’s a Tokyopop article — and here’s a roundup of news about their recent implosion. There goes my Pet Shop of Horrors T_T

In happier news, Kodansha answers questions about their new release of the Sailor Moon manga. Looks promising.

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