21 May, 2009

One door closes, another opens

Daisuke Igarashi Children of the SeaViz Media balances cancelling Shojo Beat magazine by launching a new, free online magazine, Ikki.

It's not quite like for like, as Shojo Beat was aimed at girls and young women, while Ikki is a male-orientated magazine. However, Ikki falls under Viz's Signature brand - which focuses on classic works - and is likely to feature a lot of 'indie' manga, which is welcome.

Daisuke Igarashi's artwork,on Ikki's first feature, Children of the Sea, is terrific.

(via The Beat)