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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
LEGO has released some unexpected and outlandish themes over the years, and Exo-Force is certainly a standout in both regards.
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 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.
Cosplayer Mosuke has recently uploaded a comparison in which she’s attempted to recreate the facial expressions of Golden Kamuy’s Asirpa.
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.