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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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