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I love shojo manga. I just spent the better part of the morning girly-screaming over my brand-new copy of Moto Hagio's The Heart of ...

In the basement under my house, next to the corpses and the pit with the bucket of skin lotion where I keep manga artists who I have kidnapped from American ...

That way, people would come to me from overseas with the attitude, 'Let's go get that great manga artist, Yukito Kishiro!" —Yukito Kishiro on Battle Angel ...

Maruo is one of the premier ero-guro (erotic grotesque) manga artists, but with more emphasis on the guro than the ero. In Mr. Arashi, an orphan girl named ...

Sometimes I forget how long manga can be compared to American comics. (Graphic novels with continuing storylines, I mean; Spider-Man has been running since ...

... collections and true “mature” manga, delving into the thickets of human relationships—not just romantic—with sensual but elegantly understated art.

Kazuhiko Shimamoto is an artist who loves the insanely manly burning-heart spirit of oldschool shonen manga. The creator of numerous action manga, ...

I'd like to see more manga about travel. Since they can mix maps and text, illustrations and story, comics are a great medium to capture impressions of ...

Dark Horse has published two collections of Samura's short manga: Ohikkoshi, which hails from the early 2000s, and the more recent and eclectic Emerald.

I've never been a big fan of Speed Racer, except for the techno remix of the soundtrack from Alpha Team. It's one of the most successful anime ever brought ...

I love science, particularly biological science. I love reading about strange animals and plants, and particularly about microorganisms and primitive life ...

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Episode CXVI: Path of the Assassin

"I killed dangerous beasts! They only happened to resemble humans!"

In an improbable but romantically irresistible twist, Sarasa, early in her travels, falls in love with a young man named Shuri. Unbeknownst to her, Shuri is ...

Sports is the biggest type of manga that simply doesn't exist in American comics. When one of the editors from Shogakukan was transferred to America to work ...

Tak is kind of a strange hero; instead of fiery and passionate, he's cool to the point that you suspect he's on medication. He's always walking around ...

House of 1000 Manga: Karakuridôji Ultimo

For this week's column about obscure, underappreciated and classic manga, I'm going to talk about…NARUTO! No. Not really. I'm going to talk about Yu ...

It's '80s week at House of 1000 Manga! Actually, it's always sort of '80s week here, but Cipher is very probably The Most '80s Manga Ever.

A three-year-old boy with eyes that have seen a thousand slaughters. A middle-aged ronin, as tough as the steel of the sword he wears by his side, ...

... more straightforward, as Edgar hooks Lydia up with a fairy case to investigate in London. As the characters settle into their roles, the manga seems to ...

One of the reasons everyone knows about Osamu Tezuka, 23 years after his death, is that his manga were so good. Another reason is that Tezuka Production, ...

Since it's the holidays and everyone is taking it easy (at least I am, and I hope you're able to), it seems like a good time to talk about a manga in ...

And she must not be the only person who loves Romans and bathtubs, because Thermae Romae was a hit in Japan. It sold over five million copies and inspired a ...

In a manga world where every artist tries hard to create the most memorable character with the craziest hair, Black Jack is an icon among icons. That scar.

And plants love her too; when she sings outside the school music room, the trees near the room gradually grow taller and taller, ...

By middle school, Akiko's plan has solidified: she'll (1) go to art college (2) debut as a manga artist while still in school and (3) get married to Etsushi ...

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So the Spider-Man movie franchise is being relaunched, and Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are being kicked to the curb.

If you ever have the chance to attend Mass at the Vatican or a baseball game at a major Japanese stadium, take it. There is no spectacle like a ...

The characters have inquisitive eyes and knobbly knees, and Igarashi loves to draw their individual body language. Unlike a lot of manga artists, ...

Let's face it: original manga are generally better than adaptations. It's the same in any medium: no matter how much you liked the Harry Potter movies, ...

Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga - Wandering Son

A man who opens people's faces like the pages of a book, reading the memories within. An invisible stag beetle that shoots a spiked chain from its mouth, ...

Masamune Shirow is a manga artist who became a pin-up artist. I can't blame him; there's more money there. His first art book, Intron Depot in 1992, ...

And for young, middle-class women of the time, there was a lot to celebrate. They had unprecedented freedom and opportunities. They could make and spend ...

If you ask a random American non-comics-reader to describe 'comics,' chances are they'll either think of superheroes or funny animals.

But I should get back to the characters, because it's mostly about the characters. Kuro, more or less the protagonist, is a student monk with a shaved head ...

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is one of Miyazaki's earliest films as a director, but to many people, it's still one of his best.

52 episodes: a year's worth of "House of 1000 Manga"! How time passes. You can almost feel the mono no aware. Time to relax, take it easy in the garden, ...

Junko Mizuno 's art used to scare me. Beneath her curvy, Pop Art drawings of little girls is a sense of power and danger. Her women, their legs often spread ...

Soryo's mixture of science fiction psychodrama and seinen/josei realistic adult themes, the cool, cinematic artwork and likeable, attractive main characters ...

When I was a freshman at UC San Diego, in my first month in school, I went to Cal-Animage Beta to see this mysterious thing called "anime.

I'm working on a scale which rates all shojo manga from "Most Innocent" to "Most Cynical." It's easy to think of really pure-hearted manga which are full of ...

"I'll work hard to crank out dozens of volumes. I promise not to complain. I won't run away. I won't lose it. I think. Maybe." —Yoshihiro Togashi, artist's ...

One of the scariest things in the world is scale. The planet Earth seems large, but as The Manga Guide to the Universe reminds us, it's a tiny point in a ...

I discovered Banana Fish in Frederik Schodt's 1996 book Dreamland Japan, and I never got it out of my head. In Schodt's 1983 book Manga! Manga!

As Shaenon correctly predicted, Shinji Saijyo 's Iron Wok Jan! (licensed by ComicsOne but out of print) is one of my favorite manga. It embodies most of the ...

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Episode VIII: Comics Underground Japan

Buddhism is one of the major religions of Japan, as well as a onetime winner of the Shaman King Tournament, if you believe Hiroyuki Takei.

And so begins a canine adventure as the mismatched pair travel across Japan in search of the legendary utopia in the mountains of the far north.

Luckily, his manga is great too. Umezu's best manga available in English is The Drifting Classroom, one of the most powerful postapocalyptic horror manga ...

Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga - Special Guest Edition: X/1999

A century ago, newspaper comic strips were so popular, they were the American equivalent of Japanese manga. As a kid in the library I read books like The ...

10 Great Zombie Manga

Keiji Nakazawa, the manga artist who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, is dead. He died in December the age of 73, from lung cancer from smoking, ...

The manga gradually develops into two parallel storylines: Moyuru's struggles to become a manga artist, and Anno and friends' formation of the group that ...

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I've never met a food manga I didn't like. And there are so many! The king of the genre is Oishinbo, by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaka, which has been ...

Makoto-Chan まことちゃん figurines by Kazuo Umezu 楳図 かずお (Art Storm, 2002)

Buichi Terasawa, like Masakazu Katsura, is a manga artist whose fame rests partially on drawing ass shots.* In his comics, chairs are always warm and cold ...

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Ken Akamatsu, creator of Negima and Love Hina, says that harem manga are dead. The whole idea of an indecisive guy surrounded by hot girls who are all over ...

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Manga based on RPGs have generally been a big disappointment to me. In the 1990s, when traditional Western-style RPG fantasies were big in Japan, ...

Kekkaishi ran in Shonen Sunday, the mellow underachiever of the weekly shonen manga magazines, compared to the hyper cool kids Shonen Magazine and Shonen ...

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In case it isn't clear: Guru Guru Pon-chan is a very pervy book. For a shojo manga, the amount of nudity and sex humor is really heavy (not as heavy ...

Way back in the dawn of translated manga, he created two works specifically for the American market: the short story "Two Samurai" ...

I'm kind of cheating covering Manga 2.5 here on House of 1000 Manga, because essentially it's anime, not manga. In a world where the definition between ...

20th Century Boys starts as a mystery-thriller manga and becomes a manga about rebels fighting a futuristic dystopia. By the time Kenji discovers the ...

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Having a style means that people can identify your art at a glance. Plenty of manga artists don't have a style; working with too many assistants leeches ...

I've been saving this one for a long time, like a piece of cake I don't want to eat until after I've eaten my dinner. Almost every anime fan knows ...

Vinland Saga

He used to be an assistant to Kazuhiro Fujita , and his kohai was Makoto Raiku , the Animal Land guy. This is my favorite manga of his.”

It's a cliché of the horror genre for characters to behave unrealistically; characters in movies who just won't leave the haunted house no ...

Hino used the "crazy artist who paints with his own blood" thing in several other manga (Lullabies from Hell, The Collection, etc.

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The manga follows a group of girls through their three years of Japanese high school. There is no main character, but the mascot of the manga is probably ...

Like many people, I got into manga through video games. Japanese video games got me into the industry; my first job at Viz was as editor of a game magazine.

Prior to this manga, my knowledge of the Japanese penal system came mostly from yakuza movies and prison yaoi. Of course I didn't really expect Hanawa's ...

Traditionally, horror manga is sort of a shojo thing. All the major horror mangaka from the Golden Age of manga, such as Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, ...

Makoto Raiku is basically a gag manga artist, and the art in Zatch is exaggerated to the point of nonsensicality. When characters' eyes aren't sliding off ...

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The Arcam Foundation's agents are named "Spriggans," after a type of British fairies said to guard buried treasure. The most famous Spriggan is Yu Ominae.

Actually me, because I always draw in my sketchbook.

I will never get tired of talking about the super-famous manga artist Umezu Kazuo, and his famous house. Seriously, when he built a red-and-white striped ...