Manga posts

Year-end Review of 2009 Japanese Milestones

Posted by on December 1st, 2009 at 12:00 AM
The dying wish of a 10-year girl with vascular cancer: to watch “Up” before she died. Pixar made it happen. No one was dying to see Astro-boy.

Noah Berlatsky reviews Junko Mizuno’s Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu

Posted by on November 30th, 2009 at 3:35 PM

A lot of lowbrow art, from Robert Williams on down, leaves me cold. The slickness can be off-putting, and the kitschy cultural references get old fast.  But really, the main problem is simply the glibness. The surreal juxtaposition of a

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