Mariko Koike is one of Japan's best known women writers, having built a reputation on the popularity of her romance and detective novels, short stories and essays. While winning critical and commercial acclaim in Japan, along with a string ...Read More

I've been wanting to check out the bestselling Manga Guide series since I first saw images of them when they were published in Japan, so I was thrilled this week when I received the first four English translations, courtesy of ...Read More

Lots going on at the house of Totoro this week - first off is an excellent and insightful interview with Ghibli animator and art director Kosaka Kitaro (Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, Akira, Spirited Away and Ponyo on ...Read More

One thing I knew for sure when I started hitting the shops in Tokyo: there was no way I was coming home without something Denno Coil related. Didn't see anything in the way of toys, but I did grab this ...Read More

I know a lot of people really dug the Anime Guide to Headphones image I posted up a few months ago, myself included, so I couldn't resist picking up the book it was meant to promote when I stumbled across ...Read More

Some of the coolest things I picked up in Tokyo were a trio of Katsuhiro Otomo art books – although sadly they weren’t for me, intended instead for my favourite Otomo-san obsessive Al T. Shame, as I would have liked ...Read More