Oh no, Naoki! Not you too!
Anime News Network’s Maine-born, cute pen-wielding Rebecca Silverman lives out our fantasy with a brief interview with Naoki Urasawa, the world’s greatest living genre cartoonist. Among the awkward translated exchanges:
ANN:What are your thoughts on the legal digital distribution of manga?
None of my works are [legally] available digitally. I prefer physical books.
Crap. None of Urasawa’s books are currently available digitally in the US, and looks like it will be a while before we can LEGALLY go on vacation with a complete run of 20th Century Boys to catch up on.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.