Tag: Viz

Battlia Royale: Beyond Battle Royale

Last Sunday night, I watched a pool of people deliberately choose to kill a class of students. My heart sank when the ushers divided the crowd and despite the pleas for their lives, only 24 chose to make the students live while the rest of […]

Oishnbo MMF: The Final Dish & Oishinbo Legacy

I feel like this week came and went and as I wrote my last few articles, I really hadn’t realized that the week was almost over. I actually thought that I had written so much (many of them have been written prior to MMF), but […]

Scouting for Legal Online Manga: Sig Ikki

Scouting for Legal Online Manga: Sig Ikki

I am a print baby and I would sooner read my manga in print than in front of the computer. I will admit that since I am in front of a computer most of the time due to work, I cannot help but stray for […]

Spotlight: Kaoru Mori

Spotlight: Kaoru Mori

Whenever I think of maids in terms of manga, I first think of Kaoru Mori’s Emma. It is unavoidable to associate Kaoru Mori with the maid fetish. Shirley and Emma were created at a time when maid cafes were emerging in Japan. Her popularity was […]

Ready to taste SuBLime?

Ready to taste SuBLime?

The US Yaoi-con just wrapped up and while I have never been there to witness the famous slave auctions, this year, there was one announcement that I wanted to catch up on: Viz’s BL line, SuBLime. I’ve been teasing in twitter that Viz doesn’t need […]

[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 […]

Cross Game MMF: Living Landscapes

Cross Game MMF: Living Landscapes

Have you ever thought of something so different when you see a landscape drawn in manga? Say for example, you saw this river from this page in Cross Game. Would you honestly think of what happened next just by seeing this river?

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 […]

Yapapa Happosai

Yapapa Happosai

This post was not supposed to happen; however, after seeing fun changes over at twitter, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to contribute to the upcoming MMF. But what should I write about Rumiko Takahashi? It’s like asking a child her favorite candy inside a candy […]

Natsume Ono’s Nigeru Otoko on Sale

Natsume Ono’s Nigeru Otoko on Sale

I was reading through my feeds this morning and caught on Manga Erotics F announcement on the sale of Natsume Ono’s Nigeru Otoko. It’s a title that started last year and for the release of its first volume, it seems that they will hold an […]

#17 – Solanin by Inio Asano

#17 – Solanin by Inio Asano

Solanin by Inio Asano Serialized in Shounen Sunday Published by Kodansha and Viz. There are times when we just want the world to stop. There are times when we try to ask the meaning of our lives. There are times when we wish to find […]