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Live-Action Anime Adaptations Might Be Getting Better

There’s a Jin-Roh movie. It’s based on the 1999 anime version of Mamoru Oshii’s Kerberos manga. And damn, it looks pretty good!

Mother Buys Weekly Manga In Memory Of Her Deceased Son Mother Buys Weekly Manga In Memory Of Her Deceased Son

On March 11, 2011, Yuko Tanno lost her son in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The city she calls home, Natori in Miyagi Prefecture, was ravaged. In memory of her son, she has continued to buy Weekly Shonen Jump each Monday.

The Soccer Anime That Andrés Iniesta Loves  The Soccer Anime That Andrés Iniesta Loves 

Late last month, it was announced that Andrés Iniesta was leaving F.C. Barcelona for a three-year deal with Vissel Kobe. That’s exciting for J League fans, but what must have been cool for Iniesta was meeting the man responsible for his favorite anime. Again.

This week, the English language version of Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc was not published in Viz Media’s digital edition. Previously, it was simultaneously published when the Japanese version was released. Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki was fined for child pornography possession earlier this year.

Eiichiro Oda Draws One Piece's Luffy As An Old Man Eiichiro Oda Draws One Piece's Luffy As An Old Man

Monkey D. Luffy is a young man in One Piece, but what will he look like as an old one? Eiichiro Oda recently did a “what if” drawing of the iconic pirate.

Yoshihiro Togashi Wants To Finish Hunter x Hunter Yoshihiro Togashi Wants To Finish Hunter x Hunter

The king of hiatus, Yoshihiro Togashi, takes lots of breaks from his manga Hunter x Hunter. But he says he plans to finish it or die in the process.

The World of Japanese Vending Machines The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. Or illicit substances. Or video game piracy cartridges.

Dragon Ball's "Death Pose" Fan Art With An Unusual Spin  Dragon Ball's "Death Pose" Fan Art With An Unusual Spin 

Out of all the fan art I’ve seen, Dragon Ball or not, this is the first time I’ve ever seen it created on a carpet quite like this.

Manga Hikaru no Go will be turned into a live-action drama in China and will be streamed starting next summer on Chinese platform iQiyi. Hikaru no Go ran from 1998 to 2003 and got an anime adaptation.

Hunter X Hunter's Ridiculous Hair Turned Into Ridiculous Earrings Hunter X Hunter's Ridiculous Hair Turned Into Ridiculous Earrings

Silly, yet brilliant. If you were going to pick one image from Hunter X Hunter to make into earrings, it would be this.

Original Astro Boy sketches fetched €269,400 ($321,233) at a recent Paris auction Drawn in the late 1950s, the six-panel strip measures 13.7 inches by 9.8 inches and shows Astro Boy fighting a foe. “It’s a world record for this artist whose works are few in the market,” said Eric Leroy of auction house Artcurial.

Inio Asano Is A Dark Manga Artist For Adults Who Want Something Real Inio Asano Is A Dark Manga Artist For Adults Who Want Something Real

When you’re an adult, sprawling out in the manga aisle of your neighborhood bookstore with a copy of Fruits Basket isn’t the same. Even though it’s got nostalgic appeal for adults longing to relive their childhoods, manga written for teens might not be stimulating enough for the 20+ crowd. These days when I read…

How To Follow Complicated Anime And Manga How To Follow Complicated Anime And Manga

For some anime and manga, it’s not only hard to keep track of all the characters, but also remembering how they are all connected.

Eromanga Sensei Comes To Eromanga Island  Eromanga Sensei Comes To Eromanga Island 

In Japanese, the island of Erromango is “Eromangatou” (エロマンガ島), or “Eromanga Island.” The words “ero” (エロ) and “manga” (マンガ) are clearly visible, while the kanji 島 (shima or tou) means “island”. This is why one man, it seems, decided to visit and bring ero-manga themed comics to show the locals.

That Time LEGO Launched An Anime-Inspired Universe That Time LEGO Launched An Anime-Inspired Universe

LEGO has released some unexpected and outlandish themes over the years, and Exo-Force is certainly a standout in both regards.

Dragon Ball Z Themed Baseball Uniforms Will Take The Field In Taiwan  Dragon Ball Z Themed Baseball Uniforms Will Take The Field In Taiwan 

Chinatrust Brothers, one of the most popular pro teams in Taiwan, will don Dragon Ball Z themed uniforms when playing the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions on May 5 and 6.

After Child Pornography Fine, Rurouni Kenshin Will Resume Publication This June  After Child Pornography Fine, Rurouni Kenshin Will Resume Publication This June 

After Nobuhiro Watsuki was charged with possession of child pornography last fall, his manga Rurouni Kenshin was placed on hiatus. This June, it will resume serialization in Japan.

Cosplay Isn't Only About Clothes, But Also About Facial Expressions Cosplay Isn't Only About Clothes, But Also About Facial Expressions

Cosplayer Mosuke has recently uploaded a comparison in which she’s attempted to recreate the facial expressions of Golden Kamuy’s Asirpa.

Japan's School Bags Are Expensive and Fashionable Japan's School Bags Are Expensive and Fashionable

Grade schoolers across Japan carry leather backpacks called “randoseru” (ランドセル). Traditionally, kids have carried one of two colors: black for boys, and red for girls. In recent years, however, that’s changed.

Hunter x Hunter is going back on hiatus, starting April 9. The manga had just returned last this January from a previous hiatus. Manga creator Yoshihiro Togashi apologized, saying he would try to bring Hunter x Hunter back as soon as he can.

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