Explore International Manga with Frederick L. Jones & Accidental Otaku

A former producer of the hit anime Cannon Busters recently interviewed Frederick L. Jones, founder of the diverse manga platform Saturday AM and creator of the award-winning series Clock Striker.

They discussed the ever growing international manga scene, highlighting popular titles from outside Japan like Tony Valente’s RADIANT & DREAMLAND by Reno Lemaire out of France. Then there’s SPAIN’s GRYPHON by Luis Montes, & Germany’s GOLDFISCH by Nana Yaa.

“Saturday AM offers a very diverse portfolio of titles and creators emanating from as far field as Nigeria, Brazil, Denmark, France and North America. These creators are also influencers in their own right. One of SaturdayAM’s biggest titles is Apple Black. Created by Odunze Oguguo, who goes by the name @whytmanga on Instagram where he has amassed over 136,000 followers. Oguguo is Nigerian, one of MyFutprint’s founders and he currently resides in North Texas

Clock Striker is co-created by Frederick L. Jones and Isaka Galadima who is based in France and originally from the Repbulic of Niger. Isaka runs the Insta account @gladiskstudio. Clock Striker is a YALSA award winner for 2024 and TLA4 nominated book of the year for teen readers. Another new title to launch on the label is Gunhild by Fred Tornager. A strange and moving fantasy series that combines Tornager’s personal experiences growing up in Denmark as an adopted child from Colombia with their love of Nordic folklore.”

Jerome Mazandarani – Manga! Everyone is Doing it

Big thanks to Jerome for sitting down with us to converse about the growth of the diverse manga market. You can read the full article right HERE


HIT THAT LINK BELOW to read some of the fore mentioned Diverse Manga




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