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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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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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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