Famous author Mayu Shinjo, known for Sexy phrases, caused controversy in the industry after speaking out against publisher Shogakukan. Shinjo used his X (formerly Twitter) account to shed light on a troubling encounter involving a fellow manga artist following criticism.
Shinjo revealed that she was targeted by a manga artist she knew for her criticism of Shogakukan following the sudden passing of manga artist Hinako Ashihara, known for her work Tanaka-San is charming.
In a series of posts, Shinjo expressed shock and disappointment at the situation, revealing that the acquaintance had gone so far as to contact her business partner to convey negative comments about she. She condemned the ill-advised tactics, saying: “I’m the type of person who thinks it’s natural to have different opinions, but really, it’s a dirty way of doing things.”
Upon checking his social media, she also discovered that the manga artist in question had also posted on social media media criticizing Shinjo and other manga artists who were criticizing Shogakukan
Although they had previously interacted and shared professional relationships, Shinjo admitted she never anticipated such betrayal.
“Yesterday, I found out that a male manga artist I know sent a LINE message to the business partner I’m currently working with, saying ‘Mayu Shinjo is making bad comments , so it’s better to tell the boss.’When I went to check that manga artist’s post, I saw sentences like’The manga artists criticizing Shogakukan are just taking advantage of the teacher’s death to criticize them’ and ‘Is it appropriate to say there is no respect?’It’s completely wrong, and I can’t help but wonder who’s really in it. wrong.
Well, you know… I’m the type of person who thinks it’s natural to have different opinions, but really, that’s kind of dirty. We went out for drinks a few times and they knew the people I would work with in the future… But I never expected to be approached from such an oblique angle… By the way, I am responsible about my comments and Frankly, it’s dangerous for my job. There are all kinds of people out there, aren’t there?
Shinjo’s criticism of Shogakukan stems from a deeper dissatisfaction with the publisher’s corporate culture, evident in her previous comments.
After Ashihara passed away, Shinjo condemned Shogakukan’s reaction, revealing: “At the morning meeting, Shogakukan said: ‘We should manage the authors so they don’t make such arrogant comments. .’” She lamented the lack of change in the company’s approach, describing it as “really disappointing”.
Mayu Shinjo is a Japanese manga artist. She debuted in 1994 in Shogakukan’s Shojo Comic with Anata no Iro ni Somaritai. She continued writing for Shogakukan until 2007, with her works appearing in both Shojo Comic and their other magazine Cheese!. She left the company to work freelance, citing a dispute over working conditions and mistreatment by editors.