Manga posts

Chris Mautner reviews Pluto Vols. 1-3 By Naoki Urasawa

Posted by on December 29th, 2009 at 9:00 AM
Monster, 20th Century Boys and Pluto are obsessed with memory and attempting to correct the mistakes of the past.

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Lone Wolf and Cub for Xmas

Posted by on December 24th, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Richard Cook reviews the first volume of Lone Wolf and Cub over at the Hooded Utilitarian.

How To Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons Vol. 5, Basics of Portraying Action

Posted by on December 22nd, 2009 at 1:48 PM

At the Hooded Utilitarian Vom Marlowe reviews the how-to guide.

And the puns. Oh, the untranslatable puns.

Posted by on December 21st, 2009 at 7:35 PM

About a month back, the great manga translator/scholar Matt Thorn posted on his blog about the poor state of manga translation. How bad is it? “I can rarely get through more then ten pages of a translated manga,” writes Thorn,

Yaoi on the Kindle

Posted by on December 21st, 2009 at 6:01 PM

At the Hooded Utilitarian, Kinukitty discusses technologically upgrading the manporn.

Monster Men Bureiko Lullaby reviewed by Ng Suat Tong

Posted by on December 17th, 2009 at 10:00 AM

*This review contains images that are NSFW.

You can get a decent idea about the qualities of Takashi Nemoto’s Monster Men Bureiko Lullaby just by reading the first few lines of the handful reviews that exist online. One reviewer advises

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The Natsume Ono Thing

Posted by on December 15th, 2009 at 10:39 AM

I’m a big old weeaboo, so when my husband and I were in Japan this spring I had to visit the big new Mandarake manga/anime/toy/porn store in the famously geeky Akihibara district.  It was while we were browsing the shelves

It’s the story, stupid.

Posted by on December 11th, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Manga publishers here are pinning their hopes on downloadable visual content—viewed on cell phones or other mobile screens, via a monthly fee. Will that work? I suspect it might help, actually, though I’m fairly lonely in my optimism, and it’s

“These Manga Are Awesome!”

Posted by on December 9th, 2009 at 2:27 PM

I have no best of list, as mentioned previously, but here’s a neat take on such lists:

Kono manga ga sugoi! (loosely translates as “These manga are awesome!”) is a mook published at the end every year that lists the

See guys…

Posted by on December 9th, 2009 at 11:39 AM

this is how you get results. Spokespeople to American youth for popular religion = Jars of Clay. In Japan = cosplayers in knee-highs and kitten ears distributing manga.

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