Alana Author

For nearly thirteen years, Alana has been an avid fan of Japanese visual culture, stemming from the days she watched Cyborg 009 after school. Now, she’s committed to teaching others all about manga and its impact on society, both domestic and abroad. To fuel her reading habits, Alana works as a full-time digital content writer. When she’s not tracking down the latest retro manga releases, she’s probably chilling with her three pet frogs.

News

[Podcast] Hakutaku on Doom Thugs!

A few weeks ago, I was invited to be a guest on a podcast! Getting involved in podcasting is something I’ve always been interested in, but know next to nothing about, so I was really happy when Doom Thugs asked me to be on their show.

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[Scans] Cyborg 009 Nippon Columbia Drama LP (1977)

On December 25, 1977, Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. released a very special audio drama based on an extremely popular series: Cyborg 009.

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Japanese Kawaii Culture at Disney’s Epcot Center

Within the Japan pavilion, you’ll find one of Epcot’s hidden gems: the Bijutsu-kan Gallery.

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Manga History

Happy Birthday, Shotaro Ishinomori

Today would have been the legendary Shotaro Ishinomori’s 81st birthday.

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Manga Releases

December 2018 Top 3 Manga Releases

We’re finishing up 2018 with three great manga releases from Vertical Comics, Viz Media, and Seven Seas Entertainment!

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[Yatta-Tachi] Yusuke Nakamura and the Baltimore Japan Art Festival

Back in September, world famous Japanese illustrator Yusuke Nakamura paid a visit to the Baltimore Japan Art Festival.

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Manga Releases

November 2018 Top 3 Manga Releases

Days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, and boy is it getting colder! With winter fast approaching and the holidays right around the corner, November is the perfect month to get cozy with some good books. Here are my top three manga picks for this month!

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Manga Releases

October 2018 Top 3 Manga Releases

It’s October, my favorite month of the year! Aside from celebrating my birthday, I always look forward to all the Halloween goodness that comes around this season. Let’s take a look at all the manga treats coming out this month!

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