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Manga Town would like to remind everyone that they are not Manga Town, a.k.a. Manga Village

This looks like a job for the manga zoning board. For quite some time now, there has been an uproar online regarding a website called Manga Mura (Manga Village) which was accused of hosting free pages of copyrighted works. Defenders of Manga Mura claim that because they simply indexed the works and never actually possessed …

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Junji Ito Collection Episode 8 Review: Honored Ancestors – The Circus Comes to Town

This week’s Junji Ito Collection was, by far, its most unpleasant episode yet. From some unprecedentedly poor art to a really disturbing second segment, it didn’t do the already struggling show any favors. Japanese Original Episode Title: ご先祖様 / サーカスが来た Plot In the first part of the episode, Risa is found on the street by …

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Junji Ito Collection Episode 7 Review: Used Record – Town of No Roads

I hope you haven’t been having any nightmares recently because if you have, you won’t be enjoying this episode of Junji Ito Collection, not one bit. Japanese Original Episode Title: 中古レコード / 道のない街 Plot In the first part of the episode, two friends are arguing over a nameless music record. Its owner refuses to let …

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Akihabara fans shed a tear as iconic sign comes down, changing the cityscape of Electric Town

These photos capture the late-night action that spells the end of an era for Electric Town. Akihabara is known around the world as the place to go for a wide-eyed peek into Japan’s otaku geek culture, with multi-level stores packed to the brim with manga, anime, and gaming goods. It wasn’t always this way, though. Back …

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