Tag: Kodansha

#23: Sukitte Ii Na Yo by Kanae Hazuki

Sukitte Ii na yo (Say “I Love you”) by Kanae Hazuki Serialized in Dessert Published by Kodansha We’ve read this story before. The girl who can’t trust anyone and the guy who tries to bring her faith back in humanity. Kanae Hazuki’s Sukitte Ii Na […]

2012 manga were awesomesauce

Wow. What a year. As compared to last year, 2012 was good to me — very good to me. However, because it was good to me, it also meant it ate my time. Lots of my time. Particularly, my champloo and manga reading time. In […]

#21 – Beck by Harold Sakuishi

Beck by Harold Sakuishi Serialized in Monthly Shounen Magazine Published by Kodansha and Tokyopop If there’s a manga can transmit sound, then Beck‘s that title. You don’t even need to hear the music itself. The panels alone can cause a riot. For a good long […]

Oishinbo MMF: 7 Unlicensed Food Manga Worth Looking At

This was a difficult set to write because it was difficult to whittle down the list to seven. This week/month, I’ve been reading various food manga and here are the seven titles that I enjoyed… right now. I have a feeling that if I read […]

#19 – Flowers of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi

#19 – Flowers of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi

Aku no Hana, Flower of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi Serialized in Shounen Magazine Licensed by Vertical A young boy falls in love with prettiest girl in class and makes a crucial mistake. A girl witnesses the young boy’s act and uses it against the boy’s […]

Spotlight: CLAMP

Spotlight: CLAMP

When I think of April, I think of spring. When I imagine spring1, I think of sakura trees. And when I think of sakura trees, I dream of walking under rows of sakura trees, while a blossom gently falls on my forehead. And then I […]

Historie wins the 16th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize

Historie wins the 16th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize

I have all of these awesome feelings when this week started and the most awesome of announcements was Historie winning the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize for 2012! Historie’s  the story of Eumenes and his adventures with Alexander the Great’s Macedonian army.  If you love your […]

Spotlight: Yamashita Tomoko

Spotlight: Yamashita Tomoko

Just where did January and February go?! I promised myself in my last spotlight that I will make a point in writing 12 spotlights for this year, but here I am in March writing my first spotlight! Que horror! That said, starting the spotlight again […]

Starting 2012 with Manga Taishou Nominees

Starting 2012 with Manga Taishou Nominees

It feels like 2012 took me in like a tornado. I spent the first week thrown into the fray of work and my lungs were hacking a lot more than what I inhale. That said, the year has started to calm down and I am […]

[Exhibit] Manga Realities: The Art of Japanese Comics Today

I have been more excited about this than the Kingdom of Characters display (I had tons of things to complain about that one!) and more so, when I saw this in the Japan Foundation Magazine, back then, they only hide five series on display. And […]

Spotlight: Iou Kuroda

Spotlight: Iou Kuroda

I wish I had a reason for my delinquency, but work and research is no excuse for my great delay in terms of handling my spotlight. While I promised to do this every month, sickness and sudden workload kept me from opening my manga for […]

Spotlight: Natsume Ono/basso

Spotlight: Natsume Ono/basso

With the Toronto Comic Arts Festival coming up, I felt it best to tell the world more about Natsume Ono. She’s been getting much acclaim among manga critics however, the truth of the matter is — the English-speaking world has only grazed half of her […]