'The Anime Encyclopedia' goes full digital

| Feb 27, 2015

'The Anime Encyclopedia' goes full digital

by Roland Kelts

“The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation” will be released March 3. Editions 1 and 2, published in 2001 and 2006 respectively, have long proved invaluable to English-speaking scholars, fans and writers, serving as reliably exhaustive and often highly entertaining ...

Top comics festival in France honors Charlie Hebdo contributor

Feb 2, 2015

Top comics festival in France honors Charlie Hebdo contributor

A youngster’s tale of life torn between France and the Middle East by a Charlie Hebdo contributor scooped the top award at one of the world’s biggest comics festivals in France on Sunday. The Angouleme festival, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to ...

'Akira' artist Otomo wins top French comics prize

Jan 30, 2015

'Akira' artist Otomo wins top French comics prize

Katsuhiro Otomo on Thursday became the first manga artist to win a lifetime achievement award at France’s renowned international Angouleme comics festival. The 60-year-old is known the world over for the cult manga series “Akira,” set in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo built on the ashes ...

Manga library opens at Peking University

Nov 29, 2014

Manga library opens at Peking University

A library designed for learning about Japanese culture through the country’s manga has opened at Peking University in Beijing. The library, a joint establishment by the university and Japan’s Meiji University as part of their academic cooperation, began service on Friday. Meiji University plans ...

World Trigger

Nov 22, 2014

World Trigger

by Catherina Depaz

Any lover of science fiction, action and, of course, manga should enjoy “World Trigger” by Daisuke Ashihara. The unlikely hero, nerdy Osamu Mikumo, is a part of an elite monster-fighting organization called “Border.” The world is in constant danger from grotesque invaders from an ...