Month: March 2017

Manga Releases: March 28, 2017

Sweetness and Lightning 5 One of the standout manga releases this week, Sweetness & Lightning 5, will make you feel good, give you the feels, and maybe even make you a little bit hungry. Almost literally a slice of life, the series follows the travails of a widowed father with no cooking skill, his young […]

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Takashi Miike Manga Adaptations Filmography: Part I

Takashi Miike is one of my favorite movie directors. He’s prolific, with over 101 directing credits to his name since his first release in 1991 (or about four per year!) and unpredictable, capable of creating beautiful art films and unabashedly commercial garbage seemingly interchangeably. His movies have broken my heart (The Bird People in China), […]

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Manga Releases: March 21, 2017

BLAME! 3 Imagine cyberpunk filtered through the lens of H.R. Giger told through the travels of a Clint Eastwood-like loner, and you’ll have a fairly accurate description of Tsutomu Nihei’s first manga, the scifi seinen BLAME! The series follows the adventures of Kyrii (or Killy) as he travels a vast world of interlocking futuristic architecture […]

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Akira Himekawa’s Legend of Zelda Manga

Perhaps to piggy back off the release of the latest Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, on March 14, 2017, Viz released the first of two English volumes of Akira Himekawa’s latest Zelda manga adaptation, The Twilight Princess. But The Twilight Princess is merely the last of several Zelda themed volumes created by Akira Himekawa, […]

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Dr. Stone Manga Preview

Dr. Stone is a new science fiction manga written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. It debuted March 6, 2017, and I’ve read the first chapter. The story, like that of many science fiction manga, is epic and ambitious. One day, an inexplicable event turns everyone on Earth to stone! This includes our two […]

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