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

Images courtesy of the brilliant Ghibli Blog. You may remember that earlier in the year I reported that animation god Hayao Miyazaki was drawing an aviation based manga Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) for Japanese magazine Model Graphix. Well, it seems ...Read More

Following on from last week's look at Rory Doona's promo artwork for the TOKYOPOP UK summer releases, he's kindly given me his latest work for them - this time with a vampire theme. I think you'll agree it's fangtastic. I'll be ...Read More

I just got dropped a tasty treat from Rory Doona - who some of you will undoubtedly remember from my recent look at UK manga artists - a look at his promotional artwork for manga publisher TOKYOPOP. The piece is ...Read More

One of the nicest things about running this site has been the number of people that have contacted me directly to chat about our shared interests. Perhaps not surprisingly a lot of them seem to be from creative backgrounds - ...Read More

It's very hard to underestimate the global impact of Katsuhiro Otomo's film adaptation of his own, epic manga Akira. It broke box office records when it opened in Japan, and along with Ghibli Oscar winner Spirited Away it is probably ...Read More

Well, not exactly. To be more accurate, the British Royal Academy is hosting an exhibition of the works of 19th century Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), whose work is seen as being the origin of modern manga. Running alongside the ...Read More

Following up last month's story on the first new Miyazaki drawn manga in several years, I've managed to track down some more details and a couple of images (click for larger versions). The first part of Kaze Tachinu (風立ちぬ, The ...Read More

Some exciting news for Ghibli fans: Spirited Away director and animation god Hayao Miyazaki is creating another manga. Although it's by no means a first, it is a relatively rare event, with the legendary artist preferring to concentrate on his ...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