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Food Manga Featured on NPR’s Hidden Kitchens

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Featured, Manga Lists, News | 0 comments

Food manga and comics about cooking are the focus of the latest episode of The Kitchen Sisters Hidden Kitchens podcast on NPR. Find out why food is hot in comics in Japan

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Contest: Win an Autograph Board from “I’m Sakamoto” Mangaka

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Contests, News | 0 comments

BookWalker Global is promoting Nami Sano’s “Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto” with an exclusive interview and a contest to win an autograph board.

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SDCC 2016: Best and Worst Manga of 2016

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Events, Featured, Manga Lists, Reviews | 0 comments

What were the best new and continuing manga series of the past year? See what an opinionated group of bloggers, librarians, retailers and comics insiders had to say about the best and the worst manga released over the past year.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Manga Translation: “MudaMuda” or “NoUse”?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Featured, Reviews, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Translating Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is as challenging and unique as the manga. See what fans and manga translation pros had to say about some unusual series.

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Manga Translation Poll: Honorifics – Yes, No or Maybe?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

An informal poll of manga and comics readers, regarding the use of Japanese honorifics (-chan, -san, -kun) in Japanese to English manga translation.

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How to Interview Japanese Manga Artists: Tips for Western Journalists

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Featured, Manga Lists | 3 comments

See a list list of cross-cultural tips and how-to’s for interviewing manga artists and editors from Japan for Western journalists and bloggers.

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Virtual Reality Manga + Kodansha Open House at J-Pop Summit 2015

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Japan comes to San Francisco again on August 8-9, 2015 as the 7th J-Pop Summit comes to town, and this time, a giant Titan and virtual reality comics are joining the party. J-Pop Summit is an annual celebration of the best of what’s new and fun in music, fashion, technology, food, movies, anime and manga from Japan. Last year’s event in San Francisco Japan Town attracted over 120,000 attendees. But this year, J-Pop Summit is expanding and changing from...

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SDCC + AX 2015 Manga News Roundup on Publishers Weekly

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

My overview of manga trends and news at Anime Expo 2015 and San Diego Comic-Con International for Publishers Weekly.

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TCAF 2015 – Gengoroh Tagame Talks Gay Manga, “Bara,” BL and Scanlation

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Events, Featured, Interviews | 1 comment

Gay manga artist Gengoroh Tagame, Graham Kolbeins and Anne Ishii from MASSIVE and Leyla Aker from SuBLime Manga talk about gay comics in japan at TCAF 2015.

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SDCC 2015 – Best (and Worst) Manga of 2015!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Events, Featured, Manga Lists | 5 comments

See which titles got cheers and jeers at the annual Best and Worst Manga panel, as presented at San Diego Comic-Con 2015!

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