Malaysia bans Japanese Ultraman manga for using 'Allah'

Mar 7, 2014

Malaysia bans Japanese Ultraman manga for using 'Allah'

Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular superhero as “Allah,” authorities said Friday during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims. The home ministry, which is in charge of domestic security and ...

Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals

Aug 22, 2013

Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals

After the Matsue board of education caused a stir last week by restricting student access to an iconic manga about the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and other wartime cruelties, it said Thursday that 44 of 49 school principals polled in the city ...

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

Jul 25, 2013

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

by Ayako Suga

“Hadashi no Gen” (“Barefoot Gen”), a manga series by the late Keiji Nakazawa, marks the 40th anniversary of its publication this year, reminding both child and adult readers alike of the horrors of nuclear warfare. The series started in the June 4, 1973, edition ...

Manga legend Matsumoto feted at French festival

Feb 3, 2013

Manga legend Matsumoto feted at French festival

Manga legend Reiji Matsumoto celebrated 60 years in the business at France’s international cartoon festival and confessed that the experience left him feeling like a time traveller “with the strange sensation of finding myself in one of my stories.” The author of numerous cult ...