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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 [...]

Review: Dragon Ball 3-in-1 Volume 1

Lori Henderson
Dragon Ball 3-in-1 1

Son Goku lives alone in the wilds, away from civilization, when he literally runs into Bulma, a girl on her summer vacation, searching for the 7 legendary Dragon Balls. If the balls are found and brought together, the dragon Shenlong will appear and grant one wish. Goku has one of the balls, but he’s not [...]

Review: Naruto Volume 56-59

Lori Henderson
Naruto 56

As the Fourth Great Ninja War continues, Naruto remains hidden as he trains to control Nine Tails chakra with Killer Bee. The past comes back to haunt the present as Kabuto uses his forbidden jutsu to summon warriors from the dead as part of his Immortal Corps to attack the allied forces, while Madara’s zetsu [...]

Review: Sticky Dot Comics

Esther Keller
photo

Sticky Dot Comics Free Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Recommended for ages 8 and up. At the end of February, Viz announced that it was launching a free all-ages app aimed at kids and families. The promise was to create an app where parents would feel comfortable allowing their children download and [...]

Review | Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice

Michael May
pokemoncvr

Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice By Momota Inoue Viz Kids; $9.99 Understanding that “all-ages” and “for kids” aren’t synonymous terms, I have a low tolerance for kids’ entertainment. I was never one of those parents who could drive the car patiently while “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” [...]