Skip the abject terror of leaving the house on Black Friday for a moment and read today's links.
Longtime on-demand anime streaming powerhouse Crunchyroll is entering the "simulpub" manga business in a big way this week with a new monthly digital comics subscription service. The Web, iOS and Android compatible service is kicking off with a set of 12 Kodansha titles translated for English readers in 170 countries the same day the material debuts in its native Japan. The first wave of material in the service includes Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Space Brothers, UQ Holder!, A Town Where You Live, Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches, My Wife is Wagatsuma-San and Coppelion. What's more, Crunchyroll says even more manga is yet to come.
Webcomics: Artists Kevin Mellon and John Bivens have launched Forest For the Trees, a new weekly webcomic that forces each creator to respond to the other's work on the fly, unaware of what's coming next.
Museums: An adult-sized catbus replica from My Neighbor Totoro is coming to the Ghibli Museum in