Posts Tagged ‘Manga’

It’s no mystery that manga creators are a little more than unsettled when it comes to the illegal uploading of their work onto various websites all over the internet. Some prominent figures in the manga world have recently been discussing the controversy via Twitter and blogs, including the creators of the Black Lagoon, Hellsing and Black Butler mangas. Keep reading to see what they have to say. More »

Gantz is a manga written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku that I’ve recently been reading, and I have found it absolutely enthralling. So, I’ve decided to do a mini-feature article on the manga to try and pique some of your interests. Keep reading to check out what this manga has to offer! More »

In response to a complaint from a local mother, The Crestview Public Library in Florida is dedicating a “teen area” in the library. The space will replace the old VHS/audio tapes section and will include comfy chairs and teen-focused reading material. More »

In the spirit of the current coalition that is trying to take down manga scanlation sites, Japanese journalists and manga publishers have begun expressing their opinions about the issue, and, trust me, it’s not pretty. Keep reading to see what they have to say. More »

From Rekuru: Mamora Goda’s “Mori no Asagao” Manga is soon to be adapted into Live-Action series and it is set to premiere this October on TV Tokyo network as announced on the recent issue of Manga Action. The cast, timeslot and other details are yet to be announced by Manga Action. Mori no Asagao’s story revolves around the secret friendship between a rookie prison guard and a death row felon. Goda has won the Grand Prize in the Manga Division of the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in the year 2007 for his portrayal of the modern Japanese capital punishment system. More »

The official website of Monthly Flowers magazine announced that Yuu Watase’s beloved manga series, Fushigi Yuugi, is going to become a play production. More »

After 14 years since the anime ended, Gundam Wing is getting a new manga series based on its epic OAV Endless Waltz. More »

Last month, it was revealed that a coalition was being formed by both Japanese and U.S. companies to take legal action against websites that offer free scanlation services. Well, it looks like another big-named scanlation site is cracking under the pressure! More »

Kouta Hirano did a great job on the Hellsing manga. So what can we expect from his newest series? Mystery, murder, gore and a handsome ophthalmologist (Say what?!). More »

Oh! great’s ecchi martial arts manga Tenjo Tenge, will finally come to an end on the shelves of Japan. More »

From Rekuru: It’s time…for New York Times’s best selling manga of the week (ending July 10). Without further ado, check out our top 10 sellers. More »

Shonen Gangan’s July issue sold out, thanks to the ending of a great manga/anime series Fullmetal Alchemist. However, this issue sold out so quickly that many FMA fans couldn’t get their hands on it which prompted Square Enix (the publisher of Shonen Gangan) to republish the last chapter in their September issue, coming out on August 12. More »

After more than two and a half years since the release of volume 3 in the U.S., TOKYOPOP will release Full Metal Panic! light novels volume 4 and 5 as one book on February 1, 2011. More »

In light of a recent anti-scanlation coalition threatening legal action against offenders, it looks like one site, MangaFox, has decided to make the first move. More »

With school over, some of us have more than enough time to waste. And what better than to use all that extra time catching up on some great manga? The manga I prefer to read are usually something anyone can enjoy — no “War and Peace” or Kafka here (not that there’s anything wrong with either, of course). More »

A 14-year-old boy from Nogoya, Japan has been arrested recently for uploading leaked manga volumes on to the popular video streaming site YouTube. Suspected of leaking One Piece, Naruto, Major and Gintama, the boy is reported to have uploaded the illegal content from December 2009 to February 2010. More »

With anime fan-subbing sites on the chopping block to make way for more “legal” alternatives, it looks like manga scanlation sites may soon be next on the hit list. A new coalition is being formed between Japan’s Digital Comic Association and several American publishers to bring an end to manga scanlation sites. More »

Oricon released the list of Japan’s top selling manga for the first half of 2010 and surprise, surprise, more than half of the series come from Shonen Jump. Let’s see if your favorite series made it to the top… More »

Cockroaches are one of the most despised creatures of this planet. But despite that, can they be, dare I say it, cute? Looking at some pictures from a manga, I can safely say “Yes, they can.” More »

Women in the Western world have it pretty good if you think about it. From gaining the right to vote to being able to make lucrative careers in any industry they can think of, women have certainly come a long way. It’s unfortunate that some of our oriental counterparts still have “rules” about what women can and can’t do in terms of career options. More »

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