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Precarious HEader

Could there be another bubble? Krystallina investigates.With news like Kodansha Comics licensing Chihayafuru or Crunchyroll’s celebrating 1 million members, it seems like the anime and manga companies are just booming. But could this so-called...

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Is there ever a definitive answer? Krystallina looks at one study for clues.Where do you get your manga? Hopefully, you answered something like, “At my local bookstore!” or, “At an online retailer!” or even one of the...

Was the response enough? Do you remember last July? Ah, July. Seems so long ago. Convention season was in boom, anime like ReLife and Orange had just started airing, and accounts on FUNimation.com were compromised. Wait, what? The Incident Yes,...

Chihayafuru

Manga's "age-old" battle.Chihayafuru. The Crown of Thorns. Sekirei. What do these series have in common? They’re among the growing list of digital-only releases. The Big Debate Most of you know by now that in the war between physical and...

In Honor of Valentine's Day's yesterday, here's a romance involving a hateable fat kid and a dead childhood girl.The goal in life is to avoid becoming the biggest loser in the life you only live once. At least, that’s what Masahiro Murai...

By Justin on Feb 15th, 2017
Hokusai x Manga

Krystallina takes some time to write about Hokusai x Manga: Japanese Pop Culture since 1680, which comes out in paperback today. Do you know about the history of manga? “Duh! It started with Osamu Tezuka!” many of you are responding. Well,...

We get an explanation on why it's taken so long for it to come, and whether it'll ever be put in print.Last week Kodansha Comics announced they would be releasing Chihayafuru. Written by Yuki Suetsugu, we were first introduced to her work in...

By Justin on Feb 13th, 2017

Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru is finally available in English. Since Kodansha has the first chapter up, let's talk about it!Six years ago, Madhouse adapted an award-winning manga involving Karuta, romance, and friendships. When I watched the first...

By Justin on Feb 10th, 2017
Trainer's Ring

Anime for friends, more than friends, and you!It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Have you picked up the traditional gifts — you know, candy, flowers, plush? Well, why not put an anime twist on these typical presents? ...

The NYTimes's Bestsellers list for comics is going away. What does this mean for manga down the road? ...

By Justin on Feb 4th, 2017