New Doujin Manga Magazine GEN Makes Its Digital Debut In U.S. And Japan

By Ishaan . June 25, 2011 . 2:01pm

A  new monthly digital manga magazine recently made its debut, with Gen Manga Entertainment as its publisher. Titled GEN, the magazine will be published on the Internet simultaneously in the U.S. and Japan, with a limited number of print copies available for interested readers as well.


Unlike traditional magazines, though, GEN will feature work by underground Japanese artists and doujin (indie) circles created specifically with an overseas audience in mind.


An important aspect of the magazine, says editor-in-chief, Robert McGuire, will be to monitor and incorporate feedback from fans. If readers gravitate toward certain kinds of stories or perhaps suggest that they’d like to see something different, the magazine will be able to adjust itself accordingly.


If you’re interested in giving GEN a look, you can download the first issue for free here, and grab issue #2 at a discount here.

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  • I didnt find any of the first four that intriguing, though it is a nice start. I think I will be attentive of when new stories appear to see if any I want to follow are created.

  • puchinri

    That’s interesting. Reminds me of another magazine or two (though no digital ver). I’ll look into that at some time~.

  • Something else came to mind when I saw the word doujin. I’m such a fool.

    • Skyr795

      Oh good so none of the stuff that came to mind is in this then? That makes me a lot less apprehensive.

    • Lord Highawesomeparty

      Sadly that tends to happen to most who know a little too much about Japan…

      • D8 I don’t understand…. I probably know too much about Japan but I don’t know what you guys are referring to…

        • oh you know…..genitals in conference type doujins……

        • In that aspect, that’s probably a good thing..

          (looks at post below) Too late. My bad.

      • SeventhEvening

        More like people who know slightly too much yet way too little.

  • I always tend to think of doujins as fan works, I forget that there also some original works out there

  • Oh, this is awesome. Is this the first doujin magazine to be published Stateside like this? I hope they can keep it going for awhile.

  • Awesome :D I love doujin works, since it’s nice to be able to directly support the artists, and see some really underground stuff. 

  • savvy30039

    This is wonderful. I really hope this takes off.

  • Awesome. They really need to do an iPad version of the digital magazine as well.

    • Luqman Fauzi

      No, no they don’t.

      • NetscapePizza

        yeah don’t need an iPad version but they do need a .cbz version 

  • It sounds cool. But what about a printed version? There really needs to more printed manga anthologies out here Stateside. I miss having a book in my hands to read. But that’s just me.

    Though I’ll still check it out, for my curiosity’s sake.

  • “Created specifically with an overseas audience in mind.”

    Can be worrying if they mean they’re going to make doujin manga just for the audience over here rather than featuring those that would cater to the audience here instead.  I hope they don’t try too hard.

  • PrinceHeir

    interesting :D

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