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Manga Releases: April 11, 2017

Fairy Tail 59 The notion of the “Big Three” manga, namely the shonen One Piece, Naruto and Bleach, was always a tenuous concept, but it was truly with the end of Naruto and rise of Fairy Tail that the proverbial wrench inserted itself into the Big Three machine. Simplistically, a spot was vacated; spots exist […]

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Manga Releases: April 4, 2017

Tokyo Ghoul 12 Sui Ishida’s fantastic urban horror series, Tokyo Ghoul, should need no introduction, but let’s give it one anyway. Ghouls walk among us, feasting on our flesh in nighttime. For years, first-year student Ken Kaneki, was, like us, merely one of their potential victims. Then fate struck. Ken was attacked. He survived, but […]

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Jagaaaaaan Manga Preview

One of the manga I’ve been keeping up with lately is Jagaaaaaan. Written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Kensuke Nishida, Jagaaaaaan (yes, exactly six a!) is a seinen horror manga serialized by Big Comic Spirits magazine. It debuted on February 6, 2017. The main gist of the story is that evil alien frogs have […]

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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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