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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,...

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 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,...

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:...

Krystallina explores whether or not Amazon's review means conclude the Japanese are...meaner...includes lots of stats!How many times have you seen this in an anime or manga: the foreigner — usually from America (and female)  — is...

Spice & Wolf Anniversary Edition

What will 2017 bring? ...

your name.

The year in review!Regardless about how you feel about the events of the last year, there’s no doubt there were a lot of developments in the anime and manga industry. Time to look back at some of the news and trends that shaped our spending...

The Seven Deadly Sins

Krystallina shows you how to avoid the worst sins of shopping. ...