It’s just a few days before Christmas and you think you’ve got it all under control. Food shopping is done, presents are all bought and wrapped. Or at least so you thought. Turns out you forgot someone. A work colleague. ...Read More


This review is part of the Movable Manga Feast - a monthly get together of manga bloggers and critics where everyone gives their thoughts on the same title. This month it is being hosted by the legendary Ed Sizemore ...Read More


Thirteen-year-old Asumi Kamogawa dreams of nothing else than becoming an astronaut, and while it may seem a lofty ambition at the best of times its one that carries an extra burden for the young school girl. When the first Japanese ...Read More


An extra special treat for Tezuka Month - when I was in Thailand in January I was lucky enough to stumble across this edition of art and design mag A Day with a huge section dedicated to Astro Boy. Presumably ...Read More


This is the first in a few posts making up my - slightly last minute - contribution to Tezuka Month, that was kicked off by Evan Minto and the guys over at Anigamers. Starting with this look at Vertical's recent ...Read More


Six year-old Yuki Tachibana sees and hears things his classmates never do; the bizarre forms and whispering voices of the strange, supernatural creatures that secretly inhabit his elementary school. Despite the fact that this dubious gift has made him an ...Read More


Ironically, the titular anti-hero takes a bit of a back seat in my favourite Black Jack story to date. Instead it is left to a company president and a construction worker to make the hard moral decisions in High and ...Read More


Someone is killing robots. Not just any robots either; apparently someone is hunting down and killing the world's most powerful and famous robots. And this is a problem for Inspector Gesicht of Europol, not just because he's been put in ...Read More


One name has dominated manga over the last few years - in the west at least - Naoki Urasawa. Probably best known for his dark mystery series (and it's subsequent anime spin-off) Monster and Pluto, his recent re-telling of a ...Read More


Even if you've never read a single page of manga before, the chances are you're familiar with Osamu Tezuka - and if the name isn't familiar, then it's likely that his most famous creation Astro Boy, is. Even though she's ...Read More