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Now may be the best time.Let’s face it: Japan has a lot of cool stuff. Whether you want to read your favorite author’s other series, finally play that a never-released-in-English video game, or even own a plushie army, Japan has...

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...

Manga Piracy Header

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...

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,...