What was the genesis of the story for Orange Crows? And can you describe the scene in your life when you received that first strike of creative inspiration for the story? At the time I came up with Orange Crows, there weren't a lot of stories out there dealing with witches and warlocks...
The character Miku Hatsune has become synonymous with modern Japanese culture, and at the 2014 J-Pop Summit Festival, reporter David Chang of Nihongogo.com sat down with Kei Garou to talk about the birth of the popular Vocaloid.
According to Young Animal magazine, the next chapter of Kentarou Miura’s long-running manga Berserk is set to return on September 26. Miura, infamous among fans of Berserk for taking frequent breaks, took another hiatus from Berserk this year by writing a new manga, Gigantomakhia, which was released in a single volume in Japan this past July.
TOKYOPOP Fam:Guten Tag!! I’m here in Berlin, Germany for a couple of weeks. TOKYOPOP’s Germany office is actually in Hamburg, which is about 1 1/2 hours from here by high-speed train, but I plopped myself down here in Berlin because, well, because it’s awesome! Hamburg is a beautiful town, but the edgy, artsy, Bohemian-style scene in Berlin just pulls me in (after all, I’m kind of Bohemian!).
This year's 18th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine announced on Wednesday that six new series will begin in the magazine, with one series per issue for six issues. Here is the list of new comics and their respective manga-ka: Kogane no Rough ~Sōta no XX~ (Rough Gold ~Sōta's ___~) - penned by Tsuyoshi Nakaima (Ucchare Goshogawara) will begin in the 20th issue.
With the success of events like Anime Expo, of course Hollywood is going to look at anime and manga as potential source material. Admittedly their record with anime influenced and anime based movies has been sketchy so far: for everyThe Matrix, you have a DragonBall: Evolution and a Speed Racer. (We'd mention Priest, although we're kind of biased on that score...)