manga

Manga publisher stops shrink-wrapping collected volumes, sees huge sales jump from new policy

Turns out even physical media benefits from a free trial, one of Japan’s largest manga publishers learns.

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Japanese town’s beautiful rice paddy art salutes Osamu Tezuka anime characters, Audrey Hepburn

Photos show rural Aomori town’s continuing tradition of artistic agriculture with convenient access for travelers.

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Urusei Yatsura store opening in Japan to celebrate the manga/anime hit’s 40th anniversary

Exclusive merchandise celebrates 40 years of zany antics from Lum, the most beloved character of legendary manga/anime creator Rumiko Takahashi.

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Industry, Artists Reach Out to Support Japan Flooding Victims

Large evacuations have made their way along the western coast of Japan as heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides throughout the area.

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Why does Dragon Ball’s Goku look so freaky when drawn by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda?

Special cover illustration for 50th anniversary issue of Weekly Shonen Jump terrifies fans of anime/manga martial arts saga.

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Meet Jesus and Buddha In Live-Action “Saint Young Men” VR

This is probably not what people mean when they talk about “coming home to Jesus,” but we don’t care.

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No one would be worse off if half the anime being made wasn’t produced, says director

Director of Fullmetal Alchemist thinks fans have twice as many series as they really need.

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Otaku in Japan left red-faced after Osaka earthquake topples hidden anime porn for parents to see

Rooms jammed full of anime collectibles suddenly turned into X-rated disaster zones after the quake hit.

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One Piece manga creator’s joke about World War II soldier prompts official apology from publisher

Anime/manga legend Eiichro Oda’s joke about fried chicken touches a raw historical nerve.

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Anthropomorphized menstrual cycle is Japan’s newest comic book star

Seiri-chan is a heartwarmingly absurd manga for the modern period.

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The pitfalls of inter-otaku conversation, turns out it’s no better than with non-otaku

Cool artwork shows how little otaku have to say to non-otaku, or even each other.

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Anime featuring yakuza thugs getting gender reassignment surgeries to become idols begins in July

New trailers give a glimpse of the insanity.

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Amazing new AI program transforms photos into gorgeous amine artwork【Video】

Monkeys with typewriters can write Shakespeare but can machines create anime as well as humans?

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Make your “miracle romance” come true with this anime-inspired Sailor Moon ring

In the name of the moon, pledge your eternal love to someone special with Usagi’s very own engagement ring from Mamoru

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Following artist’s child porn conviction, Rurouni Kenshin manga restarts in Japan, but not America

This week, fans in Japan can once again read the adventures of the famous anime/manga swordsman, but things are different across the Pacific.

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Sailor Moon’s Universal Studios Japan attraction cheats death, gets extended through summer

Just like when the anime heroine came back from the dead, Sailor Moon the Miracle 4-D isn’t going down so easily.

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Dragon Ball artist accused of plagiarism by tracing action scene from Marvel comic

Original artist takes it with surprising grace, doesn’t seem to mind the transgression.

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Anime/manga legend Go Nagai’s ode to racy fun is immortalized in intimate apparel covering the span from cute to domineering.

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Japanese manga artist illustrates the history behind the maid cafe cosplay uniform

From British servant’s quarters to the streets of Tokyo, Japan’s cute and sexy maid costume has travelled a long way to get where it is today.

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Anime sports star Captain Tsubasa tells world betting on horses is as much fun as playing soccer

Japan’s most popular symbol of the beautiful game continues with his newfound love of gambling.

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