Editorial

The Ever-Present “Eye” in Gankutsuou

Gankutsuou makes us not necessarily empathize with the Count, but beg him to find a different way to continue living that doesn’t entail his idea of destructive revenge.

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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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Uncategorized

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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Manga Releases

April 2018 Top 3 Manga Releases

We’re two weeks into April, and while there’s been a lack of those eponymous rainstorms, we do have some great manga releases from Vertical, Viz, and Yen Press showering onto shelves this month. Let’s take a look at my top three!

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Biographies

Grazie mille, Natsume Ono

Like a warm breeze on a spring day, Natsume Ono’s manga breathes fresh life into a medium overrun by saccharine plots and hyperbolic characters.

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Biographies

Beautiful Disaster: The Artistic Legacy of Kyoko Okazaki

Harsh contrasts of black and white. Loose penwork applied with reckless abandon. Lavish models drawn in the finest caricature of high fashion. Such are the hallmarks of Kyoko Okazaki, one of the most avant-garde mangaka of our time.

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