Posts tagged with manga

May 11 2010

Spice and Wolf (Yen Press Extravaganza Part V), by Isuna Hasekura

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Yes, dear readers, it's time for another run-down of Yen Press's recent releases! Spice and Wolf is a manga adaptation of Isuna Hasekura's novel series of the same name. When young merchant Kraft Lawrence finds a naked girl with wolf ears and a tail napping in the back of his cart, he remains calm (more or less)...

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Apr 28 2010

Bad omen?

Hmm. Yen Press has announced that they'll be switching their monthly manga/manhwa anthology Yen Plus from print to a digital format. The last printed issue will come out in July, and there are s...

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Apr 14 2010

Manga Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Kate Brown

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Amulet Books clearly worked hard on their Manga Shakespeare books. The series is edited by a “leading Shakespeare scholar” and evaluated by an educational editor and an advisory group of teachers...

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Mar 29 2010

Azumanga Daioh: Omnibus, by Kiyohiko Azuma

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I have mixed feelings about the recent omnibus edition of Yotsuba&!'s Kiyohiko Azuma's Azumanga Daioh. I'm all for anything that exposes this wonderful series to a wider audience, but Yen Press's...

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Mar 8 2010

Patience: my least favorite virtue

Speaking of The Wallflower, Friday's post reminded me that I hadn't seen Tomoko Hayakawa's latest volume on bookstore shelves yet, so I did a little research into its whereabouts. As it turns out...

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Mar 5 2010

Perfect Girl Evolution

I finally watched the first episode of the J-drama Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, which is based on one of my all-time favorite manga series, Tomoko Hayakawa's The Wallflower. For those of you unf...

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Feb 24 2010

X-Men: Misfits, by Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

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X-Men: Misfits is a shōjo-style retelling of Kitty Pryde's introduction to the X-Men written by Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman and featuring sharp, clean-lined artwork by Anzu. The story is set b...

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Jan 29 2010

Zombie Loan (Yen Press Extravaganza Part III), by Peach-Pit

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This should be our last installment of this series... at least for a while! Zombie-Loan, an ongoing manga from the female writing/artistic duo Peach-Pit, offers a b...

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Jan 11 2010

IKEA looks to Japan

According to Publishers Weekly's The Beat, home-furnishings superstore IKEA will soon be offering a line of manga-themed textiles designed by a Swedish artist named Åsa Ekström. The images will fe...

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Jan 8 2010

Angel Diary (Yen Press Extravaganza Part II), by KARA and Lee YunHee

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So here's part two of our mini-review bonanza! By and large, we've been very impressed by the quality of these series—we don't mean to make them sound like vultures, but Yen Press has been cherry-...

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Jan 7 2010

Very Very Sweet (Yen Press Extravaganza Part I), by JiSang Shin and Geo

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A few weeks ago, we found a large box from Yen Press waiting on our doorstep. We were super-excited—Yen Press is the manga/manhwa publishing group that has taken over the English publication of se...

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Nov 11 2009

Kimi wa Petto 3.0

Turns out they're making a K-drama version of one of my favorite manga titles of all time, Yayoi Ogawa's Kimi wa Petto, and it's starring Kim Hyun-joong, the gorgeous but wooden musician-turned-ac...

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Oct 5 2009

A manga in the hand...

If you don't like reading manga online, the paperback copy of the first volume of Rin-ne, the latest work from Rumiko Takahashi, will be out on October 20th. I've really been enjoying this series...

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Sep 17 2009

But when will they give us a manga version of Gossip Girl?

Yen Press has announced plans to publish a manga adaptation of the first book in Lisi Harrison’s massively popular series The Clique. Yen's adaptation will be released next July and is being illus...

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Aug 27 2009

TokyoPop calls dibs on Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume

According to Deb's Manga Blog, TokyoPop has licensed Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume ("Happy Cafe"), and will be releasing it in January. This 11-volume series overflows with shojo cliches, including a r...

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Aug 24 2009

Popular shojo manga comes to TV

AnimeNewsNetwork informs me that someone is making an anime version of Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, the super-popular shojo manga by Hiro Fujiwara. This series, while cute, is one of those stories that...

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Aug 6 2009

Grr...

GYAH. Dramabeans says they're making a K-drama out of Itazura Na Kiss!!!Why this series? WHY?!? It's already been adapted into two enormously popular Taiwanese dramas and a Japanese anime, but non...

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Jul 22 2009

Anime for the masses

Even more Wordcandy-on-the-cheap goodness! I just got a VIZ press release informing me that the first 32 episode of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha are now available on Hulu, which means they are FREE...

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Jul 10 2009

Wolverine: Prodigal Son, by Antony Johnston

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In the grand tradition of alternate-universe fanfiction, writer Antony Johnston and artist Wilson Tortosa have created a shonen manga take on the popular X-Men character Wolverine. Their new series...

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Jul 9 2009

More budget-friendly Wordcandy fun...

Speaking of free stuff (always our favorite price!), VIZ Media is offering a free iTunes download of the first episode of the anime Honey and Clover (based on the super-popular shojo manga of the ...

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Jun 26 2009

Hiatus blues

Another manga creator is taking a break due to poor health: according to AnimeNewsNetwork, NANA author Ai Yazawa is putting her popular series (read our review of the movie adaptation here) on hol...

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Jun 24 2009

New manga from S.A.'s Maki Minami

According to the AnimeNewsNetwork, there's a new manga coming out from Special A's Maki Minami. The series will be called Seiyū ka—!, and ANN describes its heroine thusly:"Hime Kino, a 15-year-old...

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Jun 17 2009

More Gokusen!

In happier manga news, Shueisha's You magazine has announced that Kozueko Morimoto's Gokusen manga will return for two more issues in July. Gokusen ended in 2007 after a seven-year-long run, but t...

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Jun 16 2009

More health troubles for Nodame creator

According to AnimeNewsNetwork, the next installment of Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile will delayed because Ms. Ninomiya has been rushed to the hospital to treat acute appendicitis. The manga's...

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Jun 11 2009

More Nodame!

In happier manga-related news, AnimeNewsNetwork says that Nodame Cantabile creator Tomoko Ninomiya is planning to launch a new manga miniseries called Noda-Can BS (short for "Nodame Cantabile Back...

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Jun 11 2009

Manga price hikes

Hmm. It seems that several major manga publishers will be raising their prices in the immediate future, including Del Rey, Viz, and Dark Horse. Their books will now run $1 or $2 more per volume.Pe...

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Jun 2 2009

At long last...

Gakuen Alice fans take note: according to AnimeNewsNetwork, Amazon's Canadian site has listed an upcoming Tokyopop release of Tachibana Higuchi's earlier work, M to N no Shouzou ("Portrait of M an...

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May 28 2009

Classic manga for the budget-minded

While poking around my local comic shop yesterday, I ran across this:This Astro Boy collection from Dark Horse is the size and shape of a conventional paperback novel (I originally thought it migh...

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May 13 2009

Midnight Secretary sequel in the works

AnimeNewsNetwork is reporting that Tomu Ohmi is planning a one-shot follow-up to her hugely popular Midnight Secretary* manga, which ended this month. This 36-page story, entitled "Midnight Butle...

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May 13 2009

New York manga fans take note!

In a bit of totally random news, the New York City Macy's store is having a Fruits Basket event. According to the press release:Fruits Basket, the world's # 1 shojo manga, is coming to Macys! [Th...

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