• “To Your Eternity” is not “A Silent Voice”

    “To Your Eternity” is not “A Silent Voice”0

    To Your Eternity Volumes 1 – 4 Yoshitoki Ōima (mangaka), Steven LeCroy (translation), Darren Smith (lettering), Haruko Hashimoto and Alexandra Swanson (editing) Kodansha Comics 2017 – 2018 *Note: this article is based on review copies obtained from the publisher. Over the course of their* existence, Fushi has been many things: a moss, a rock, a wolf,

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  • Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot: Let’s Dance a Waltz

    Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot: Let’s Dance a Waltz0

    Let’s Dance a Waltz, Volumes 1-3 Natsumi Ando (story and art) Kodansha April/June/August 2015 There’s a romance inherent in the flowing dresses, crisp tuxedos, intricate footwork, sweeping turns, and bright-eyed smiles of ballroom dance. This makes it a perfect partner for a love story, even (especially?) when the dancers are teenagers, and Let’s Dance a

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  • You Be You: a Review of Princess Jellyfish

    You Be You: a Review of Princess Jellyfish0

    Princess Jellyfish, Volume 1 Mangaka: Akiko Higashimura Translation: Sarah Alys Lindholm; Lettering: Carl Vanstiphout; Editing: Haruko Hashimoto; Kodansha Comics Edition Cover Design: Phil Balsman. Kodansha Comics March, 2016 Disclaimer: This review of Princess Jellyfish is based on a review copy provided by the publisher.

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  • NYCC 2015: A Q&A with Kodansha Comics

    NYCC 2015: A Q&A with Kodansha Comics0

    I was at New York Comic Con (NYCC) this past weekend, and got the opportunity to sit, and chat with the Kodansha execs: Mr. Hiroaki Morita (President of Kodansha Advance Media/Vice-President of Kodansha) Mr. Kohei Furukawa (President and CEO of Kodansha USA/Vice-President and Head of Rights, Media, Digital, and International at Kodansha) Mr. Yasumasa Shimizu (Senior Vice-President

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  • Attack on NYCC: Kodansha Teases Big Manga Announcement

    Attack on NYCC: Kodansha Teases Big Manga Announcement0

    New York Comic-con is officially in full swing, and people are lining up for the most popular events–including some of our own WWACers! In addition to celebrity panels and autograph sessions, there are sure to be some major announcements. I’m hoping for new North American manga licenses myself, but maybe that’s just me being greedy.

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  • He Blinded Me With Science, or The Science of Attack on Titan

    He Blinded Me With Science, or The Science of Attack on Titan1

    The Science of Attack on Titan Writer: Rikao Tanagita Illustrations: Hajime Isayama and Maru Fujishima Translation: Ko Ransom Kodansha Comics June 2015 The ubiquitous Attack on Titan strikes again! We have the original manga, spin-off series, light novels, anime adaptations, live action movies, videogames, and now…a pop science book? Not the first thing that would

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