Zack Davisson has a fine obituary at TCJ which has much more info about the life of the great Jiro Taniguchi, who passed away on Saturday. One thing the piece makes clear: Taniguchi was REALLY famous in France, where he was hired to work on a Cartier ad campaign, and he was presented with a […]
Word is going around that manga great Jiro Taniguchi has passed away at age 69. His best known works in English include The Walking Man, The Summit of the Gods and The Magic Mountain, all meditative books about man and nature and his place in the world. In Japan he was probably best known for Kadoku no […]
Hey it’s the big game today, in case you hadn’t noticed. Sports comics have had a checkered past in the US – NFL Super Pro? – but in Japan, sports manga are a respected genre that has spawned such masterpieces as Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk! and Real. Viz Media put together a Sports Manga Essentials, available for free download […]
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 […]
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 […]
Checked out EXCLUSIVE preview pages from Titan’s forthcoming US release of Junko Mizuno’s Ravina the Witch? to indulge in more gothic kawaii beauty.
Yesterday we reported that LeftField Media and Crunchyroll are teaming for Anime NYC m a new anime show slated for November. As soon as we ran that we received word of the Liberty City Anime Con, which will be held in from August 18-20, 2017 at the Times Square Marriott Marquis in NYC. IT’s now in its […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]