Category Archives: Manga

VIZ Manga App for iPad

I’ve been doing the majority of my comic reading on the iPad lately. The iPad’s form factor and crisp backlit screen makes it a natural fit for comics. My favorite general-purpose comic reader is the comiXology reader for iPad. It … Continue reading

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Industry News: Del Rey concludes, and Kodansha USA steps up to the plate.

Just days before New York Anime Festival, Deb Aoki writes of news that Del Rey of Random House is closing shop, and Kodansha USA, will be taking over, publishing their manga in English from their Japanese counterparts. Originally scheduled to … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Train*Train vol. 3

Train*Train vol. 3 Story and Art: Eiki Eiki Published by the Doki Doki Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. ISBN13: 9781569700983 ISBN10: 1569700982 Review copy provided by the publisher Review by I-hsiu Lin Next stop is Minami-Kitazawa Station…please step away from … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture vol 1

Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture vol 1 Story and Art by Masayuki Ishikawa Translated by Stephen Paul Published by Del Rey , imprint of Random House, Inc. ISBN10: 0345514726 ISBN13: 9780345514721 Review copy provided by publisher Review by Linda Yau Imagine … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Oishinbo A la Carte – Japanese Cuisine (vol. 1)

Oishinbo A la Carte – Japanese Cuisine (vol. 1) Story by: Tetsu Kariya Art by: Akira Hanasaki Published by the VIZ Signature Imprint of VIZ Media Copy supplied by Publisher ISBN-10: 1-4215-2139-3 ISBN-13: 978-1-4215-2139-8 Review by Kris Food… its something … Continue reading

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Yaoi Review: Brilliant Blue vol 2

Brilliant Blue vol 2 Story and Art by Saemi Yorita Published by Doki Doki Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. Copy supplied by Publisher ISBN10: 1569701008 ISBN13: 9781569701003 Review by Linda Yau Brilliant Blue is the love affair between childhood friends, … Continue reading

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Yaoi Review: Kissing

Kissing Story by Teiko Sasaki Art by Shoko Takaku Published by Juné, imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. Copy supplied by publisher ISBN10: 156970922x ISBN13: 9781569709221 Review by Linda Yau Kazushi and Haru have been childhood friends, and now they are … Continue reading

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Manga Review: The Manzai Comics vol 1

The Manzai Comics Story by Atsuko Asana Art by Hizuru Imai Published by Aurora Press Copy supplied by publisher ISBN-13: 9781934496503 Review by Linda Yau Ayumu Seta is a new student at a Japanese middle school; he prides himself on … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Youkai Doctor vol 1

Youkai Doctor Story and Art by Yuki Sato Translated by Stephan Paul Published by Del Rey , imprint of Random House, Inc. ISBN10: 0345512383 ISBN13: 9780345512383 Review by Linda Yau Kotoko Katsuga is the descendant of a long line of … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Millennium Prime Minister vol. 1

Millennium Prime Minister vol. 1 Story and Art: Eiki Eiki Published by the Doki Doki Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. ISBN13: 9781569700921 ISBN10: 1569700923 Review by I-hsiu Lin This week, it has been announced: Japan has a new prime minister. … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Train Train vol. 2

Train Train vol. 2 Story and Art: Eiki Eiki Published by the Doki Doki Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. ISBN13: 9781569700976 ISBN10: 1569700974 Review by I-hsiu Lin Pursuing his dream of becoming train operator, Asahi Saruta had joined the staff … Continue reading

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Shojo Review: Gaba Kawa

Gaba Kawa By Rie Takada Published by: Shojo Beat Manga ISBN13: 978-1-4215-2259-3 ISBN10: 1-4215-2259-4 Reviewed by Lauren Lapinski When someone says “shojo manga”, the image that usually comes to mind is of high schools girls, pretty boys, and huge helpings … Continue reading

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Yaoi Review: Steal Moon vol. 2

Steal Moon vol. 2 Story and Art: Makoto Tateno Published by the Juné Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. ISBN13: 9781569701010 ISBN10: 1569701016 Review by I-hsiu Lin Voyeurism taken to the next level. In the first vol. of Steal Moon, street … Continue reading

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Manga Review: Gakuen Prince vol. 1

Gakuen Prince vol. 1 Story and Art: Jun Yuzuki Published by the Del Rey Manga Imprint of Random House, Inc. ISBN-10: 0-345-50895-5 ISBN-13: 978-0-345-50895-9 Review by Kris Jyoshioka Private High School, a.k.a. as Jyoshi (or Joshi) High, was once an … Continue reading

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Yaoi Review: Brilliant Blue

Brilliant Blue: Vol 1 Story and Art by Saemi Yorita Published by Doki Doki Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. ISBN10: 1569700990 ISBN13: 9781569700990 Review by Linda Yau Shouzo Mita never thought that he would end up running his father’s construction … Continue reading

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Yaoi Review: Living for Tomorrow

Living For Tomorrow Story and Art by Taishi Zaou Published by the Doki Doki Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. ISBN10: 1569700842 ISBN13: 9781569700846 Review by Linda Yau This is the BL name for the same mangaka as Princes Princess… This … Continue reading

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Yaoi review: Hey, Sensei?

Hey, Sensei? By Yaya Sakuragi Published by Juné Manga ISBN 13: 978-1-56970-047-1 Review by April Kimm Yaya Sakuragi is the mangaka of “Calorie,” “Soba ni Oitene,” “Renai Kyoutei Nukegake Nashi!,” “Koi Cha no Osahou” (Tea for Two) published by Blu … Continue reading

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Yaoi Review: The Lonely Egotist

The Lonely Egotist Story by Hikaru Masaki Published by Juné, imprint of Digital Manga, Inc. ISBN10: 1569700516 ISBN13: 9781569700518 Review by Linda Yau Minami Kusuga is an interior designer who catches the attention of hotel owner Shinya Asakura. He was … Continue reading

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