Japanese comics (manga)

The Japanese Actor Behind Tokyo Ghoul Live-Action’s Kaneki Ken

Reports about Masataka Kubota playing the lead character, Monkey D. Luffy, in a live-action movie for One Piece started circulating and perturbed the fans of the long-running popular series. But they heaved a sigh of relief as Shueisha Inc. and Toei Animation totally debunked the claims of a Chinese company buying the copyrights to have…

Why Is Death Note Still So Popular? All About It and Its Adaptations

It’s been 10 years since its original run but Death Note’s popularity continues to rise and the creation of upcoming live action movies Death Note: Light Up the NEW World (デスノート Light up the NEW world) from Japan and Netflix’s Death Note from America prove it. Why is Death Note so popular? Death Note has…

Win This Contest to Have Magical “PreCure” Girls Visit Your Home!

Have you ever heard of the Japanese magical girl anime metaseries (a series with several subseries) called “Pretty Cure?” It is an exciting animation which started in February 2004 and has been really popular among elementary school-age girls in the country. Because the series consists of all-female characters, it also has a significant secondary fan…

Meet the Real-Life Samurai That Inspired Anime Characters!

Samurai are icons that often pop up when we talk about Japan. In films they’re depicted as those noble warriors who faithfully serve their lords using their strict fighting discipline and mastery in the art of kenjutsu (Japanese swordsmanship). But, with a unique variety of depictions they have enjoyed in movies, drama series, and anime,…

Anime ‘Laughing Under the Clouds’ Goes Live-Action Film!

Donten ni Warau (曇天に笑う), or Laughing Under the Clouds, is a manga series by Karakara-Kemuri (唐々煙). Like many other manga series, it has been adapted into an anime series. And the latest news is that the manga series will be getting a live-action film adaptation! No Swords For Samurai 『#曇天に笑う』最新チラシのビジュアルがついに解禁!! 天火の男らしさとかっこよさを全面に押し出し、武器となる赤い鉄扇からのぞく凛々しい表情と和洋折衷の衣装から、映画の世界観がビシビシ伝わるビジュアルになりました! pic.twitter.com/Pd5wJMjMfG — 映画『曇天に笑う』 (@donten_movie)…

The Sanrio Boys Are Having Their Own Smartphone Game Soon!

The popular brand Sanrio has a large number of characters from their extensive list to introduce to all of us. But within that list, the closest that would represent anime characters would be their group of five “ikemen” (good-looking) guys, the Sanrio Boys. Background of the Sanrio Boys The Sanrio Boys consists of five high…

Gather All Animanga Fans and Head to This Otaku Heaven in Tokyo!

Are you a huge fan of anime and manga? Aside from the well-known Akihabara district, Nakano Broadway Mandarake is also a great place to go! You’ll be able to see hard-to-find anime and manga collectibles around this area plus you’ll be in so much awe when you visit this place! Nakano Broadway Mandarake View this…

‘A Silent Voice’ – a Japanese Anime Made to Accommodate the Deaf

It rarely happens for an animation to feature a deaf character until the upcoming Japanese animation called “Koe no Katachi” or “A Silent Voice” which literally means “The Shape of Voice” in English. This is going to be an emotional character animation which will be shown nationwide in Japan this coming September 17, 2016. It…

Manga Artist of “Ah! My Goddess” Weds a Young Cosplayer!

Kosuke Fujishima (藤島康介) is a manga artist who is best known for his Ah! My Goddess manga series. He recently got married to a young cosplayer. The public is pretty surprised by the news due to the huge age gap between the couple. Kosuke Fujishima’s first manga series is entitled You’re Under Arrest, but the…