Tuesday, March 08, 2005

The kids love the manga and the anime, Part 537

The Longview, Wash., Daily News discovers that local tweens and teens are -- you guessed it -- crazy about anime, manga and Japanese culture. To mark the occasion, the newspaper trots out a version of "Wham! Pow! Bam!" for a new generation: "Holy shojo! Jumpin' InuYasha!"

I kid you not.

In a related article, the newspaper looks at the recent output of Tokyopop and Viz, and talks to a local Borders Express manager, who says, ""Sales have gone up,. There's many, many titles out there ... half my store could be manga.

And, finally, a Japanese intern working for the Daily News recalls her teen-age anime memories.