Here's the batch of articles to show up in the media from January to May, regarding anime, manga and related stuff. The reasons I don't post these more often is that it can take a month to get 4-5 articles off the major media sites, and that no one comments on them here when I do post them.
Generic New News
Boycott of 'anime' fair worries industry
Towns hoping video game tieups lure hits
Story on Liu Chon, AKA L Dart.
Chinese manga artist tries his hand in Japan
Gantz movie review
I don't know what is it about foreign artists attempting to do manga in Japan, but they occasionally get some coverage in the English newspapers, but never seem to be good enough to be worth reading. Anyway, here's a piece on Lars Martinson and Adam Pasion, if you care.
American ex-pats in Japan draw manga
Artist Yoshitaka Amano interview
Aspiring animator comes to Japan to chase her dreams
Comments on a new book detailing the popularity of costumed mascots in Japan.
The busy lives of Japan's super furry creatures
"Watanabe Masako and Kai Yukiko, Fantastic Journey" Review
Anime's late, late show
Review of "Drucker in the Dugout" NHK TV anime series
"Tezuka Osamu's Student Life in Osaka University: To Be a Doctor or a Manga Artist, That Is the Question"
Puff piece on Kazuhiko Kato, formerly known as Monkey Punch, now a professor of Media and Arts at Otemae University in Osaka.
Mangaka punches above his weight
2011 is now-or-never time for Japan's pop culture biz
Review of One Piece and Toriko 3-D movie
From a historical perspective, the following article is important, in that it discusses one of the very early picture scrolls that pre-dates ukiyo-e-style "manga" illustrations, and was drawn at about the time of the "Tales of Genji" scroll.
Famous 'manga' scroll originally had 2 sides
Comments on "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" TV anime series
New York Anime Festival
New 'Macross' film satisfies as it showcases possbilities of anime
Review of the manga by Juri Ogawa
Review of "Orecchi the former racehorse"
Everyone wants to be otaku in Mexican city
"Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below" review
Comments on end of 'Madoka' TV anime
Review of English translation of Mizuki's "On Toward Our Noble Deaths"
Comments on Anisong event held in China in Feb.
Review of "Buddha"
"Buddha" manga exhibit at Tokyo Museum
Monkey Business: New Voices
Review of a documentary on the sound engineer for the early "Astro Boy" TV series.
The Echo of Astro Boy's Footsteps
Review of a Hideo Azuma manga exhibit
Japan should embrace its cosplay culture
The life of the JET teacher goes manga in Lars Martinson’s Tonoharu
French festival exposes Japan's female manga underground
Translator fined over child porn cartoons
Japanese Manga Artist Gives Recital in Versailles