Manga drawing software app Clip Studio Paint switching to subscription model for 2.0 update

Clip Studio Paint announces new subscription model.

Artists and fans of manga-creation software Clip Studio Paint will need to open their wallets to keep their program up-to-date. As a shock to users, after 10 years of offering free updates after a one-time purchase, Celsys is switching to a subscription-based model. Clip Studio Paint — offering three tiers all for a one-time purchase … Read more

J-Novel Club raising English light novel eBook prices in August to reflect higher freelancer rates

Publisher J-Novel Club raises prices to reflect new freelancer rates.

J-Novel Club — the online light novel and manga platform — is increasing eBook prices this August. Come next month, the standard $6.99 USD light novel price will increase to $7.99 USD. While this change may have hopeful readers lamenting, it’s great news for the future of the industry. It’s undeniable that more East Asian … Read more

Spriggan anime Season 1 available now on Netflix – is it a faithful adaptation?

A comparison between the Spriggan Netflix anime and the manga.

News of a Spriggan anime has gotten fans both excited and anxious ever since the words ‘Netflix original’ were attached to the announcement. For every dud on Netflix’s roster, however, there’s plenty of gems such as Dorohedoro which — despite having some rough composition — was an overall entertaining show. Often, the first question fans ask is … Read more

Goblin Slayer tabletop roleplaying game (TRPG) allows fans to enter the series’ world

Goblin Slayer tabletop roleplaying game cover — created by Group SNE.

Worlds collide: Kumo Kagyu and Noboru Kannatuki’s Goblin Slayer tabletop roleplaying game gives anime and roleplaying game fans the best of everything. Gather your friends to play the role of High Elf Archer, Dwarf Shaman, Lizard Priest, and more! English-speaking fans can pick up the paperback rulebook on July 19, 2022, or preorder it from … Read more