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.

Manga Releases

June 2018 Top 5 Manga Releases

I’ve been biding my time this month, waiting for the very last week to spend my money. Why, you ask? Manga, duh! June’s got a huge lineup of new manga releases, with so many cool titles coming out on the 26th. Read on to see what I’ve got on my list.

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Editorial

Incoming Scan Data: The Metroid Manga Universe

In honor of Nintendo’s massive E3 announcements regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (including that of a certain winged villain), let’s take a closer look at one of the gaming giant’s hidden gems: the Metroid manga universe!

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BiographiesHot

The Illustrious Career of Ryoichi Ikegami

In May 1987, industry newcomer Viz Comics sent copies of Mai, the Psychic Girl to comic shops across the United States. Drawn with meticulous detail and an eye for realism Mai introduced Western readers to an artist they’d quickly grow to love, a man named Ryoichi Ikegami.

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Manga Releases

May 2018 Top 5 Manga Releases

Tons of neat titles hitting shelves in the next few weeks have me reaching for my wallet. This month, we’ve got space battles, demonic possession, roided-up wrestlers, 1970s hardships, and the lingering aftermath of war. It’s quite a mixed bag, but I’m here for it.

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Blog Updates

Quick Blog Updates for May 2018

Hey everyone! I wanted to make a quick post letting you know what’s been going on behind the scenes here at Hakutaku.

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Manga Reviews

One Shot Spotlight: Hello Baby

Morita’s no-holds-barred writing and Obata’s realistic artwork offer a pretty bleak look into the oft-romanticized yakuza lifestyle. Sure, things might look good from the top of the pyramid, but for the little guys at the bottom, life is hell.

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Editorial

The Many Adventures of Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Captain Harlock, with his disheveled hair and scarred face, serves well as the series’ intrepid protagonist. Unlike the other complacent Earthlings, Leiji Matsumoto’s iconic character chooses to carve out his own destiny rather than follow Earth’s totalitarian leaders, human or otherwise.

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Defining Josei Manga

This post is part of the 30 Day Manga Challenge series. Day 11: Your Favorite Genre stay tuned.

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