Japanese Manga Scene

5 Years Later, Yami no Matsuei returns to The Hana to Yume

And it looks like a completely different animal. o3o) I’m quite sure a lot of fellow fujoshi started getting into BL with Yami no Matsuei either as their gateway shoujo to BL manga or as a complimentary shoujo almost BL manga to their already growing […]

Jin and Takemitsu Samurai wins the 15th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Awards

Jin and Takemitsu Samurai wins the 15th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Awards

The winners of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural awards are out and the winners will definitely take us a trip back in time. The Grand Prize was shared by two titles. First one (and the only one I’ve seen… at least in drama) is Jin by […]

St. Oniisan has more to give for Japan

St. Oniisan has more to give for Japan

The spirit of giving hasn’t disappeared in Japan and now Nakamura Hikaru’s is putting up five St. Oniisan (Saint Young Men) postcards for auction. She’s giving away postcards of Buddha, Jesus, Brahma, Lucifer, the Archangels, and the first disciples. I find this offer rather nice […]

Nakamura Asumiko’s back in Opera!

Nakamura Asumiko’s back in Opera!

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! \o/ I did mention in my spotlight that Nakamura Asumiko has taken a break to recover her health after her hectic work duties. But it seems that she’s back on track and returning to Opera to continue her current work “Sora […]

Ouran Host Club Ends on Lala 11

Ouran Host Club Ends on Lala 11

It breaks my heart to share this news but as with everything, all good things come to an end. One of my favorite shoujo mangas, Ouran High School Host club, is coming to an end this coming September 24, on the 11th issue of Lala […]

Ooku 6 comes out with a special guidebook

Ooku 6 comes out with a special guidebook

The 6th volume of Ooku will be sold in Japan on August 28. According to Comic Natalie, along with the manga is a separate special volume which serves as a guidebook to the world of both the movie and the comic. It features interviews with […]

A very sweet summer

For me, summer has come to an end, but for everyone else, summer’s just about to begin. Particularly this season, a couple of tastefully sweet mangas are either being animated or is being enacted into live action. And I say you shouldn’t miss them. And […]

Animated Antique Bakery! Wai!

Two weeks ago, I was in a Antique Bakery high. I got hold of some yummy Yoshinaga Fumi doujins of her work and I was thinking… why wasn’t this thing ever animated? I was thinking “Oh, maybe this should get animated someday… but could it […]

A movie for 20th Century Boys

Urasawa fans, it’s time to celebrate as one of Naoki Urasawa’s masterpieces, 20th Century Boys, is currently being made into a movie. A friend of mine gave me a hint that came from eiga.com and the hint directed me towards the the 20th Century Boys […]

Rebuild of Evangelion!?

Gainax is out to destroy our lives again and leave us in a deep state of insanity. Not that Evangelion hasn’t done enough damage by raising a legion of otakus chanting Rei Ayanami’s name like an anthem. Having studied the otaku culture well (remember Otaku […]

Obata breaks the law with… a knife!?

Apparently, Takeshi Obata, the lovely artist for the uber popular Death Note manga and Hikaru no Go, was arrested last wednesday after having been caught with an 8 cm knife in his car. He was actually stopped for not having his car lights on. It […]