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August 25, 2021 · 0 comments

Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe

Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe

By Andrew Osmond. Springing onto the web this summer, the Azuki digital manga service offers readers a huge number of titles, delivered straight to their e-reader. It’s not only the ideal place to catch up on established titles like A Silent Voice and Ajin: Demi-Human, but also to snag “simulpub” releases coming out in English […]

August 22, 2021 · 0 comments

Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara

By Tom Wilmot. An erotic and sexually charged story of introspection and insanity is unlikely to be the first thing one would associate with the “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka. However, that’s precisely what you got with his 1973-74 manga series Barbara. The story is a dark and meditative journey into sexuality, perversion, and art, […]

August 20, 2021 · 0 comments

Sonny Chiba (1939-2021)

Sonny Chiba (1939-2021)

Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba, who died yesterday from COVID-derived pneumonia, was one of Japan’s foremost action stars, with an influence extending way beyond his native country. Aug 20, 2021Jonathan Clements

August 18, 2021 · 0 comments

Masami Suda (1943-2021)

Masami Suda (1943-2021)

Masami Suda, who died of cancer on 1st August, had a career that spanned everything from the sci-fi of Space Knight Tekkaman to the basketball action of Slam Dunk. “I didn’t go into animation because I loved it, but because I really wanted to draw, I aspired to become a graphic designer,” he once admitted […]

August 16, 2021 · 4 comments

NEWSWIRE: September 2021 Releases

NEWSWIRE: September 2021 Releases

It’s been a busy August for us thus far, with many of you enjoying the fruits of our Summer Sale, and another little announcement dropping yesterday at the time of writing this. However, we know that you folks also want to take a look at other titles coming up, and so here we are (albeit […]

August 15, 2021 · 2 comments

Fred Ladd (1927-2021)

Fred Ladd (1927-2021)

Fred Ladd, who died on 3rd August at the age of 94, met anime in 1963, when he was phoned by a New York company asking if there was potential in a foreign TV cartoon. The company was NBC Enterprises, a small outfit that rather hoped people would confuse it with the better known NBC […]

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