Tokunan’s surreal manga almost faded into obscurity. Now it’s a cult favorite.
To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the manga’s serialization, Fukkan released Cyborg 009 Graphics, an art book that compiles years of 009 illustrations into one volume.
Much like the titular family of this series, The Poe Clan is a piece of shojo manga’s glory days frozen in time, still dazzling and haunting decades after its debut.
If you’ve ever felt uncertain about the future or struggle with defining your identity, then do yourself a favor and give Blue Flag a shot.
It’s been a long time since a contemporary manga has affected me quite like A Silent Voice.
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.
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.
Convoluted romances and dangerous relationships can be entertaining—when handled well. But Hot Gimmick left much to be desired.