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My favourite manga reads in 2016

My favourite manga reads in 2016

  2016. What a year. It’s been a tough year for many of us and personally, it was a challenging one. I was so busy with the last stretch of my dissertation that I hardly read any manga at all! When things finally slowed down […]

#23: 87Clockers by Tomoko Ninomiya

When I heard that Shueisha’s Jump would start a josei magazine, I was skeptical. Jump may have a following that spans a large age range and influences both sexes but I never felt they had the “josei” touch. Jump rode on a formula and given […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shueisha ventures into BL with BL-ink

Shueisha ventures into BL with BL-ink

I thought that this has got to be the funniest joke but it turns out, it was no joke at all. I’ve seen this being tweeted for some while but it wasn’t long until I finally saw the commercial for Shueisha’s new quarterly BL magazine […]

Oh My Jump Heroines

How do you like your Shounen Jump heroine? Do you love her dressed in a pristine school uniform, where her smiling face (and possibly panties or if your lucky, cleavage) grace every panel? Do you like her making bentou for the hero, sharing laughs right […]

Jump History and Fujoshi (4): Move aside Son Goku, it’s all about Rukawa x Hiei x Kenshin. TOTALLY!

1990 to 1994 can be considered by many as one of the strongest periods of Jump. The title that carried this period was an epic intergalactic superhuman masterpiece named Dragon Ball Z. It was so popular that no one in this world could not have […]