Manga posts

Danica Davidson: Schoolgirl Milky Crisis by Jonathan Clements

Posted by on April 9th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
What makes Schoolgirl Milky Crisis such an ideal read is the fact that this 393-page encyclopedia-like book is written by someone in the business who knows what he’s talking about. The author, Jonathan Clements, has not only worked in the translating and dubbing process of anime, but he speaks Japanese and has written informed articles everywhere from Newtype USA to UK’s Guardian.

Sakura Con 2010: Secret History of Manga

Posted by on April 7th, 2010 at 5:31 PM
This panel, regarding the history of manga translation in the U.S., was presented by Manga: The Complete Guide author Jason Thompson.

Dorohedoro Vol. 1

Posted by on April 7th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Just now, starting to write this, I realized that I don’t have any idea why this manga is called Dorohedoro. I could go back and try to figure it out, I guess, but why bother?

Sakura Con 2010: Slideshow

Posted by on April 6th, 2010 at 4:45 PM
Gallery from the first day of Seattle's convention of Japanese culture, which occurred April 2-4, 2010.

Does Race Count in Anime/Live-Action Casting?

Posted by on April 6th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Do you care if the lead in a Hollywood remake of anime is actually Asian?
What races are these drawings?

Twilight: The Graphic Novel

Posted by on March 30th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Twilight isn’t great any more than the original Superman comics are great. Both are essentially empty-headed wish-fulfillment, though differently inflected — in Superman, boys get to imagine that they are strong enough to save everyone; in Twilight, girls get to imagine that their love is so powerful that it magically makes those they care about safe. The day dream is too blatant to be anything but gauche — but the blatancy is also the power.

Manga, Anime and Trans-cultural Censorship

Posted by on March 23rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The sentencing last month of American Chris Handley for possession of 'obscene manga' in Iowa and this month's proposal by the Tokyo Govt. to censor 'virtual porn' (read: manga and anime) in Japan have too much in common for comfort.

What You Didn’t Read

Posted by on March 17th, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Lately there’s been a slow but steady ingress of comics–sorry, graphic novels–into the literary world in the form of industry awards and recognition, including various genre awards.  You’d think this would’ve happened decades ago with comics and science fiction,

The Moto Hagio Interview conducted by Matt Thorn (Part Four of Four)

Posted by on March 12th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The conclusion of the Hagio interview, in which she talks about layout, dramatic adaptations of her work, and comes to some realizations about the impact that her family life has on her work.
Part One, Part TwoPart Three.

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The Moto Hagio Interview conducted by Matt Thorn (Part Three of Four)

Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Hagio on the formation of the Forty-Niners and the Boy's Love genre, themes in her work, repackaging comics in trades and male teenage vampires. Part One, Part Two.

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