Manga About A British Explorer Wins the German Children’s Literature Award for Nonfiction!

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The Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize) is awarded each year as part of the festivities surrounding the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair). Celebrating its 60th year, it is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. This year, the award for nonfiction was awarded to Kristina Gehrmann, for the first […]

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.

SDCC ’16: Comic Book Women Discuss Their Roles as Letterers and Colorists

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By: Nicholas Eskey Often in the comic book industry we focus our admiration on the artist, shortly followed by the writer. But what about those unsung individuals that separate comic books from just fancy drawings? I’m talking about the colorists and the letterers. Yesterday in room 24D of the Convention Center, 5 people in those […]

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 […]

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.

Review: Shuji Sogabe & Atlus’s Persona 4: Vol. 1

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By: Nicholas Eskey Writers: Shuji Sogabe/Atlus Games Artist: Shuji Sogabe Publisher: Udon Entertainment   Checking into the realm of manga, I’m very excited to talk about Shuji Sogabe’s Persona 4: Volume 1. For those who’ve never played the video game series, here’s a little back story about: The Persona series first started as a video game spin […]

Fruits Basket is coming back from Yen Press, along with lots more from Natsuki Takaya

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Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket was one of the greatest hits of the First Manga Era, with the English editions from TokyoPop one of the best selling manga of the time. The original was published from 1998 to 2006 in Japan and was turned into a successful anime as well. While ToykoPop’s manga have been OP for five years, Yen Press knows a good thing when they see it and they’re bringing back Fruits Basket in fully updated collector’s editions AND publishing more from Takaya’s list including her classic Twinkle Stars and her new Liselotte & Witch’s Forest.