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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BiographiesHot

The Ethereal Worlds of Keiko Takemiya

A member of the Year 24 Group, Keiko Takemiya is an award-winning shojo and shonen manga artist. She is considered a pioneer in the shonen-ai genre and is credited with being the first artist to include a male-male kiss in a shojo manga.

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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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BiographiesManga History

The Magnificent, Revolutionary Year 24 Group

An undefined group of women mangaka, the Year 24 group revolutionized shojo manga in the 1970s. Their works are considered manga classics, with many focusing on themes of politics, philosophical issues, sexuality, and gender. 

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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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