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Katsuhiro Otomo Nabs Top Honor at Angoulême

Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA, Domu: A Child’s Dream) just won the Grand Prix at the 42nd annual Festival d’Angoulême, beating out Watchman creator Alan Moore for the honor. You spoke, they listened: DMP just announced a Kickstarter campaign to publish Osamu Tezuka’s Alabaster, a dark thriller about an invisible man on a crime spree. The Manga […]

Manga the Week of 2/4

SEAN: Did you enjoy your quiet month? Good, cause February is back to business as usual, and every week has some chunky bites of manga. Let’s look at next week. FYI, Diamond Comics has every Viz title coming out 1-2 weeks earlier than usual, for some reason – I’m ignoring that. And JoJo’s was delayed. […]

Hayate the Combat Butler, Vol. 25

By Kenjiro Hata. Released in Japan as “Hayate no Gotoku!” by Shogakukan, serialization ongoing in the magazine Shonen Sunday. Released in North America by Viz. I had said last time that after the emotional catharsis and darkness of the Athena arc that we’d fall back towards comedy here, and that’s somewhat true, but the fallout […]

Manga Giveaway: Cinderalla Giveaway

It’s the end of the month which means it’s time for another manga giveaway! Because the Female Goth Mangaka Carnival is currently underway (featuring the work of Kaoru Fujiwara, Maki Kusumoto, Mitsukazu Mihara, Junko Mizuno, Asumiko Nakamura) I decided to do a tie-in giveaway. This month you all have a chance to win a copy […]

Ishinomori’s Legend of Zelda returns

Big news! Viz is publishing a new, full-color edition of Shotaro Ishinomori’s Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga in its Perfect Square imprint. The story was originally published in Game Power magazine in 1992, and a trade was published the following year. More Viz news: They will be publishing Yu-Gi-Oh! in 3-in-1 […]

Bookshelf Briefs 1/26/15

This week, Sean and Michelle look at recent releases from Seven Seas, Viz Media, and Kodansha Comics. Alice in the Country of Clover: The Lizard Aide | By QuinRose and Job | Seven Seas – It’s never a good sign when the main story of an Alice volume ends two-thirds of the way into the […]

Pick of the Week: Third Volumes

With a fairly lean shipping week ahead, two titles dominate the Battle Robot’s picks this week—both third volumes, interestingly enough. What looks good to you this week?

My Week in Manga: January 19-January 25, 2015

My News and Reviews Last week I posted a review of Chōhei Kambayashi’s award-winning novel Good Luck, Yukikaze. Because I had enjoyed Yukikaze, the first novel in the series, I was looking forward to reading its sequel. Sadly, although there is some tremendously thought-provoking material in Good Luck, Yukikaze, I found it to be incredibly […]

Akame Ga Kill!, Vol. 1

By Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro. Released in Japan by Square Enix, serialization ongoing in the magazine Gangan Joker. Released in North America by Yen Press. I frequently say to people that I don’t read depressing manga, or horror manga, or anything where the basic plot is “let’s try to find a dim light of hope […]

Rin-ne Anime Debuts in April

Coming soon to the NHK: the first episode of Rin-ne, which will air on April 4th. Rin-ne is Rumiko Takahashi’s eighth series to be adapted for television. French filmmakers announced plans to bring Jiro Taniguchi’s Everest drama Summit of the Gods to the big screen. The latest installment of Finder bumps Unofficial Hatsune Mix and Attack on Titan from the top […]