Tokyopop launched their new manga lifestyle site during San Diego, and we haven’t really had a chance to explore it too much, but it seems to have a decent amount of content. We were plesantly shocked, however, to see that the site is covering other manga companies, including this rather decent report on “Viz at the San Diego Comic Con”:
As for Watsuki, he answered a wide range of questions. He talked about his inspirations and what made his decision to become a manga creator easier, such as a childhood appreciation of Doraemon and his apprenticeship with the manga creator Takeshi Obata, best known in the US for his work on the title Death Note. When pressed for his favorite character, besides the obvious selection of Kenshin himself, Shishio was a close second. People kept on wanting to talk about the anime, especially Watsuki’s involvement in it, not only of the Rurouni Kenshin series but the one of his most recent series Buso Renkin that has yet to be shown on Japanese television. They did have a clip of it there and showed it. Regarding his involvement with the anime, he checks the scripts and the character designs, and is involved with the selection of the voice actors.
Tokyopop reporting on Viz? Cats and dog living together!