Tag Archives: manga

The Good, Bad, And Different At Anime Expo, Plus Photogallery

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent This was my second year attending the nation’s largest convention dedicated to anime and manga, the Anime Expo (AX) held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3 – 6. …

Back To Basics With Manga At Anime Expo – Comfort And Adam’s 101

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent It was serendipitous that I ended up attending the last half of Comfort Love and Adam Withers’ panel on creating a character Friday afternoon at the 23rd annual Anime Expo, held …

Knights Of Sidonia: The War Robots Of The Japanese Dreamtime – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes: Knights of Sidonia, the 12-episode first season of the manga adapted from Tsutomu Hihei’s hit manga series premiered this weekend as the first Netflix exclusive anime series.  Amongst anime fans, this was one of the most anticipated …

On The Biggest Day For Anime Expo Record Attendees Were Often Cosplayers, Plus Photogallery

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent It was the third day of Anime Expo being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Last year, the attendance was recorded at 61,000 …

What’s Popular In Anime And Manga At Anime Expo This Year

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Walking around the exhibition hall, it doesn’t take too long to figure out what’s popular this season in anime and manga, according to the 23rd annual Anime Expo (AX) that’s being …

Not Just Manga Anymore – The Anime Expo Diversifies, Plus Photogallery

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent It was the second day of the 23rd annual Anime Expo (AX) being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center over the holiday weekend. This is my second year, having attended …

Dark Horse Comics Brings Back The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service – And Introduce Us To Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt

Straight from the Anime Expo, held in New York right now. Dark Horse Comics have announced that, after suspending their publication, they will go back to publishing The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. They published volume thirteen in 2012, but there has …

Jiro Kuwata’s Batmanga Comes To DC Digital

When the Adam West Batman series ran on Television in 1966, it kicked off a Batman craze across the United States. It also kicked off one in Japan. During that time a Japanese shōnen manga was created by Jiro Kuwata. This was a …

Shakespeare Meets A Post-Apocalyptic Manga World In Hamlet Max Theater Performance

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent The 75-seat Schkapf and Sacred Fools Theater in Los Angeles is hosting a limited run of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Presented by Central City, theatre actor Jacob Sidney directed Hamlet Max, which …

Manga And Anime Exempted From New Japanese Anti-Child Pornography Laws

Japan has banned the ownership of child pornographic images, in a bill passed yesterday, and is one of the last developed nations to do so. The production and distribution was already illegal since 1999, but ownership was not until now. …

New Lone Wolf And Cub: A Classic Continues – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes: [*Warning: Spoilers below!] The wait is over. The first volume of the official sequel to Lone Wolf and Cub has finally come out in English. The original series is something you probably know by now: a samurai …

When Manga Promotes Fruit Conspumption – The Comics & Medicine Conference Is Almost Upon Us

It’s time for the fifth, yes, fifth Comics And Medicine conference, at the end of the month, in Baltimore. Founded by physician Ian Williams and RN MK Czerwiec, both comic creators, as GraphicMedicine.org. If anyone ever wants evidence of the mainstreaming of comic …

Glitchwatch: Manga Studio 5 Is Currently $17.99 On Amazon

It’s not just for manga. The PC and Mac program loved by comic creators worldwide is currently down to $17.99 on Amazon as opposed to the usual $79.99 cover price. Might be worth jumping on… the UK as well, is …

Celebrating Dark Horse’s Women In Comics – Elfquest’s Wendy Pini Is Proud To Be A ‘Tough, Stubborn, Long-Surviving Woman Pioneer’

Since 1978, the world of Elfquest has inspired the minds and artistic bent of generations of readers, and the unstoppable trajectory of its ever-expanding world has moved through various platforms, displaying the full versatility of the comics medium, from mainstream …

Fukushima Manga Causes Government Outrage, Put On Hold By Publisher

The Fukushima nuclear disaster has been portrayed in manga form in a way that has angered Japanese government. And peculiarly, it’s from a cooking manga title, one that’s been running for thirty years. Oishinbo stars a character, Shiro Yamaoka, gets a …

When Titans Attack The Kingdom Of Pop Culture – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, I could have sworn I wrote about Attack on Titan last year when It began to take off, but now that it’s really taken off as a global pop culture phenomenon, it’s worth looking at it again. …

Tuesday Morning Runaround – Where’s The Boom At?

BRITS TO GET COMICS ON EASTER THURSDAY The Easter delays means that UK stores will have comics on sale on Thursday this week. Sorry, folks… WHERE ARE THE WOMEN AT? In recent polls pulled by Comixology the fastest growing demographic …

BBC Sherlock Manga Getting An Official English Translation Shortly

We’ve talked about this comic before. A Japanese manga adaptation of the BBC Sherlock TV series. And now being published in English later this year. As a result of this information being… passed around, a number of manga scanlation sites, …