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Disney picks up Doraemon

Brigid Alverson
Doraemon

Ask anyone who grew up in Asia what their favorite comic was when they were a kid, and you’re likely to hear the answer “Doraemon.” Created in 1969 by the team of Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko), the manga and anime tell the story of a robot cat from the future sent by [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Sunny Volume 1

Lori Henderson
Sunny 01

Star Kids Home is a foster home for kids who for one reason or another, have been given up by their parents. The children range from toddler to middle school and come from different situations and with different problems, but one thing they share is Sunny, an old car that doesn’t run—except in the kids’ [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Knights of Sidonia Volume 1-2

Lori Henderson
18 knightsofsidonia1

Ten centuries have passed since the Earth and its solar system was destroyed by the Gauna, a massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient life form. Mankind escaped out into space, in massive seed ships that carry the remnants of humanity who search for a new planet to call home, without the threat of the Gauna [...]

New Manga Steals Readers Hearts

Lori Henderson
PhantomThiefJeanne_01_cover

Viz Media has released a new series from Arina Tanemura, the creator of much-loved titles such as Full Moon, The Gentleman’s Alliance Cross, and Sakura Hime. Phantom Thief Jeanne  is about magical girl Maron Kusakabe, a regular high school girl by day, and phantom art thief at night! She steals paintings from private art collections [...]

YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Kitaro

Lori Henderson
Kitaro

Yokai are the traditional monsters of Japan. They are the things that go bump in the night; the footsteps you hear behind you even though no one is there, or the creaking around the house late at night. They can take on any shape, be it human or animal, and even inanimate objects can come [...]

Review: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 1-2

Lori Henderson
Kingdom Hearts 1

What happens when you combine a popular video game franchise from Japan with an iconic American franchise? You get Kingdom Hearts. This collaboration between Square Enix’s Final Fantasy video game series and Disney’s flagship characters has produced not only several successful video games, including a new one out this year, but several manga adaptations of [...]

Classic Novels Get the Manga Treatment

Lori Henderson
War of the Worlds MRC

One Peace Books is a relatively new publisher dedicated to bringing “contemporary and unseen Japanese literature to the western world.” Their catalog is still rather modest, and it features titles from a variety of genres as well as manga. Among these is a series called the Manga Classic Readers. They are classic novels, so far [...]

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

Esther Keller
MissPeregrine_HC

Yen Press has become known for its adaptation of many of the novels from its mother company, Little Brown.  But its latest book adaptation comes from an independent book publisher, Quirk Books, which gained great notoriety with two best-selling titles, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The latter is [...]

Review: Beautiful Creatures

Esther Keller
beautiful creatures

Reading the graphic adaptation of Beautiful Creatures made me think of a bad movie adaptation.  The artwork is beautiful and really caters to manga fans, but readers who’ve read the book or listened to the audio version will find so much missing from this title. Beautiful Creatures Written by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Illustrated [...]

Review: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary Vol. 1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
shinji ikari detective diary

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Agency Vol. 1 Written and drawn by Takumi Yoshimura Dark Horse, $9.99 At what precise point does the expansion of a franchise cross over from abundant to ludicrous? Take the 1995 giant robot, teen angst and Christian iconography anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, for example. Ignoring the other [...]