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Video + Interview: Tsutomu Nihei at San Diego Comic-Con

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Featured, Interviews | 0 comments

Read an interview with Tsutomu Nihei, the manga creator of sci-fi epics including Knights of Sidonia, Biomega, and BLAME!. Joined by Hiroyuki Seshita from Polygon Pictures, Nihei talks about how his art and storytelling has evolved over the years. Also, see a video of Nihei doing a quick sketch of a scene from BLAME!

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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 | 13 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

A preview of the art, music, and Japanese pop-culture fun at J-Pop Summit 2015 in San Francisco.

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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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