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

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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Manga Releases

September 2018 Top 5 Manga Releases

Summer may be over, but don’t get upset! Whether you’re headed back to school or starting to tackle those Q3 reports (like me), take a break in your busy schedule with one of these new manga releases.

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Editorial

A Few Thoughts on A Silent Voice [Spoilers]

It’s been a long time since a contemporary manga has affected me quite like A Silent Voice.

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Manga Reviews

My Manga Wishlist: Desert Rose

With the police stretched thin and no option for military mobilization, Mariko realizes it’s up to her team to save the day. Enter the anti-terrorism group known as CAT, Mariko’s squad of deadly women mercenaries and the stars of Kaoru Shintani’s seinen manga, Desert Rose.

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Manga Releases

July 2018 Top 3 Manga Releases

Beat the summer heat with a cool glass of water, A/C fans on blast, and a stack of new manga to enjoy.

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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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EditorialHot

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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Biographies

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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