Manga (漫画, Manga) are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.In Japan, people of all ages read manga. The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, suspense, detective, horror, sexuality, and business/commerce, among others. Since the 1950s, manga has steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry, representing a ¥406 billion market in Japan in 2007 (approximately $3.
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    • Fake Cartoon Eyes for Cats Make Everything Better

      If not everything, damn near it. Late last week, Twitter users in Japan began uploading photos of their cats with cartoon eyes. Bless them for that! In Japanese, the meme is called "cat montage" (猫モンタージュ or neko montaaju). It began when Twitter user Shiratamaaaa uploaded photos of cats with cartoon eyes, writing, "I recommend neko montage to those who have cats.

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    • First Look Inside the Attack on Titan Exhibit

      Tomorrow, an Attack on Titan exhibit will open in Tokyo. Here is your first peek at what's in store. As previously mentioned, the exhibit has art, illustration and fashion inspired by Attack on Titan as well as art from the manga, replica artifacts, a "sound and light" theater presentation, a special Oculus Rift 3D movie, and a realistic Titan.

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  • Anime Review: Akame ga Kill!

    … Akame ga Kill has graced us with its presence over the past six months and what seemed to be a decent adaptation at best, completely spiraled out of control at the end because the studio went with an anime-only wrap up to the series, leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. However, Akame ga Kill did NOT leave a bad taste in mine. I am probably…

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  • You Should Watch “I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying”

    … to the most recent adventure. I suggest grabbing some munchies and sitting down on a Saturday morning to catch up and enjoy some comedy. Unlike other four minute animes, this one does not tire. You really can watch every episode back-to-back without feeling impatient. You can watch the simulcast on Thursdays 2:30pm EST at animecrunchyrollDanna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai KenhajimeI Can't Understand What My Husband Is SayinkaoruManganeetnerdotaku About The Author …

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  • The Last -Naruto: The Movie- #1 in Japan, New Movie Announced

    … The Last -Naruto: The Movie- opened on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Japan and is already #1 in all box offices, earning, so far, a total of 515 million yen ($4.27 million USD). That total continues to grow every single day and the film is projected to exceed 2 billion yen ($16.8 million USD). The movie is so popular that analysts say…

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  • The Anime Pulse #4: A Personal Preview of the 2014 Winter Anime Season

    … calling this a personal preview moreso than a full-blown preview of the upcoming season. Between DRRR and Tokyo Ghoul, I’m most excited for DRRR. The original Durarara!! was kind of like Pulp Fiction only with that anime twist. There are so many different stories being told and how they all intertwined was just a thing of beauty. Durarara…

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  • The Last is the Naruto Love Story Fans Have Been Longing For

    … Not long ago, the Naruto manga ended its 15-year run. However, readers were quick to notice there was one story left to tell. Thus comes The Last: Naruto the Movie—not an out-of-continuity side story but a true missing tale that answers the most important question left by the ending of the manga. [Note: This review assumes you have finished…

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  • The First Parasyte Movie is an Insult to the Manga

    … core meaning. For example, Shinichi's father is absent from the movie. According to character dialogue, he died long ago, leaving Shinichi to be raised be his mother. While this saves the movie from having to deal with having to fit in another character and can be used as a plot point to strengthen the emotional ties between Shinichi and his…

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  • Anime Review: Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

    … When it comes to a comedy anime, the story isn’t always going to be the front and center of the show. Most often, it will be the characters that drive the show forward, especially if an anime is episodic rather than one, long, continuous storyline. In Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, the characters are all diverse, but it can’t really save this show…

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  • In Case You're Wondering What Hayao Miyazaki Is Up To...

    … The famed anime creator has been busying himself with other projects. Book covers, for example. Hayao Miyazaki, best known for anime like My Neighbor Totoro, has retired from feature film animation. However, that's never meant he was going to stop working—something we've known for a while now. This year, Miyazaki has done two covers…

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  • Second Season of Attack on Titan Confirmed

    … At an event to celebrate Attack on Titan Part I: Crimson Bow and Arrow, the first of two animated movies which will recap the television anime series, it was announced that Attack on Titan will receive a second season, but not until 2016. While this does seem like a long time away, one must keep in mind that Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan…

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  • Tokyo Ghoul’s Second Season Starts on January 8th 2015

    … A second anime season, adapting Shu Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga will begin airing on January 8, 2015 in Japan. The first season covered the story of Kaneki Ken and a ghoul named Rize. Rize’s untimely demise while attempting to kill and eat Kaneki resulted in Kaneki becoming saved by having Rize’s organs transplanted into his body. However…

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  • This Fighting Game Has a Modern Anime Fan’s Dream Cast

    … What do the characters of Sword Art Online, Black Bullet, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Valkyria Chronicles all have in common? They’re all ready to beat the living hell out of each other in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. Like Jump Ultimate Stars or J-Stars Victory VS, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax…

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  • How Manga Characters Change and Evolve

    …. You might like the earlier incarnations better. You might like the later ones. Have a look and judge for yourself. Note that the old images are on the left, and the newer renditions are on the right. You can watch the comparison clips via YouTuber kn9677 in the links below. 初期と後期(現在)で絵が大きく変わったと思うマンガ集 その1 [kn9677] 初期と後期(現在)で絵が大きく変わったと思うマンガ集 その2…

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  • The Naruto Avengers – The Ultimate Mangahero Team

    … So a day came like no other, when some writer about the comic book industry decided to give you a list of his favourite characters of the Naruto franchise in the form of an ultimate superhero team format. Here we go! Mecha Naruto- A ninja in an armour that sort of resembles Ironman. I don’t need to explain that any further do I? Of course…

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  • Naruto is Fun and Action-Filled But Also Repetitive and Painfully Long

    … A few weeks ago, the long-running manga series Naruto ended at chapter 700. And as it has been one of the most popular mainstream manga and anime of the past decade, I decided to read it—all 10,000+ pages of it. But before we get down to the review proper, it's probably a good idea to tell you about my history with the franchise. I discovered…

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