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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
The New York Times Bestseller List

How do you deem something a bestseller? “Duh!” some of you might be saying. “It’s something that has been a hot seller!” Well, yes, but how do you know something is a hot seller? How are you able to tell that one...

The manga publisher's year is looking to be a busy one. ...

Baseball

What does Krystallina think about the path Amazon's taking with anime? Complete with baseball references, here's her thoughts on the service.Last week, I wrote about Amazon muscling in on Barnes & Noble’s territory. Well, this week,...

And for now at least, anime fans are paying the price.It might have been weird to say that Amazon would ruin anime for the foreseeable future when they just got started. And if you want to get technical, anime probably still was successful in...

By Justin on Jan 12th, 2017
Barnes & Noble

It looks as if Barnes & Noble is in trouble to start 2017, and with Amazon getting into the bookstore fray, Krystallina asks you what they should do to get sales up.Well, the election may be over, but Barnes & Noble‘s woes aren’t:...