Kodansha Comics to Release More Than 750 Titles on BookWalker Global

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Another digital company heard from and this time in the manga arena. Bookwalker is a kind of Japanese Comixology, offering digital manga and light novels. They debuted in the US at NYCC and have deep pockets as a division of the huge Japanese publisher Kadowkawa. And now they’re launching in English with more than 750 titles […]

Review: Baltic comics anthology S! #25 works its artful magic on Manga

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This collection of gaijin mangaka — that is, Manga style comics made by non-Japanese creators — who graduated to the style of Gekiga — that is, serious dramatic Manga, as opposed to, say, Sailor Moon. It’s a heavy and obtuse collection, with many of the creators taking stylistic cues from the form, but infusing it […]

LeftField and Crunchyroll team for Anime NYC, a new show

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LeftField Media, the events company behind Awesome Con, Play Fair and more events, is bringing an anime back to NYC in 2017 with the aptly named Anime NYC, with Crunchyroll, the streaming anime service as primary sponsor, and Funimation, Viz and Kinokuniya also aboard. The event will take place November 17-19, 2017 at the Javits […]

Get an EXCLUSIVE First Look at Titan Comics’ US Release of Junko Mizuno’s RAVINA THE WITCH?

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The darkly beautiful fairy tales of manga artist Junko Mizuno will return to comic shelves in early 2017 with an English language edition of Ravina the Witch? from Titan Comics.

VIz announces many new acquisitions including Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt and more

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With Anime Expo in the rearview mirror many new manga titles have been announced and Viz has a bunch, including new Mobile Suit Gundam and Dragon Ball titles and omnibus editions for some of their classic titles. Here’s the complete list:   New VIZ Signature Acquisition:   MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT · Available Fall 2016 […]

Rokudenashiko events in New York

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Arigato #rokudenashiko at #tcaf today! pic.twitter.com/EvfrJO83Jj — Shelley Savor (@shelleysavor) May 15, 2016 “Good for nothing” manko artist Rokudenashiko was the hit of TCAF and she’s in New York for a series of events. Tonights talk is sold out (DAMN IT ALL) but she’s also appearing at the Lady Tech Guild and at a Manko […]

Review: Japanese artist Rokudenashiko charts the real obscenity in her memoir

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Just yesterday it was reported that a Japanese court had found artist Rokudenashiko’s vagina figurines to be considered art and not obscenity, but less stressed in the headlines was that the court also found her guilty of “distributing digital data of indecent material” and hit her with a fine. It’s that last case that is […]

C2E2: Viz Media Announces Amano, Miyazaki, and New Streaming Line-up

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Viz media announces new Yoshitaka Amano and Hayao Miyazaki art books, in addition to picking up Terra Formars and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for their streaming collection.