Seems that way, but not like you may be thinking. The founder has said that it will have more of a Japanese culture type thing to it with some manga from amateur manga-ka and some doujin artist. So, it’s almost like a way for the lesser known Japanese artist to get international recognition. NOt that I have a problem with that, but I still would like a more carbon copy of Shojo Beat.
Also, they are in talks with other US pubs to see if they can get the licenses that aren’t being published anymore or never were. So, we still may see some known manga.
And before anyone is like, “OMG, I GET SUM MOAR SHOJO MANGOS SOON!” Remember that this is still in the planning stages and could very well end before it ever starts.
I don’t feel like listing all the details, but it’s certainly an interesting, yet risky, idea. You can go here for more information by reading the interview.
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