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Liz and the Blue Bird Double Review – Beautiful Images Contrast with Cruelty of Adolescence

Expectations have been mounting globally towards the new anime movie Liz and the Blue Bird (Liz to Aoi Tori), a spin-off of the popular anime series Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium) which was produced by Kyoto Animation and opened in Japanese cinemas on 21 April 2018. MANGA.TOKYO dispatched two writers to the press preview to see …

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Japanese manga artist begs readers to buy his first volume, spurred by fears of cancellation

The manga’s low sales may be yet another symptom of the failing manga industry, though some netizens think otherwise. Despite the still monstrous popularity of some manga like One Piece and Dragonball, the manga industry has been in decline for some time, thanks to a strong secondhand market, a persistent pirating community, a drop in overseas manga sales, and the …

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'Rurouni Kenshin' Returns in June After Creator's Child Porn Charges

Nobuhiro Watsuki will resume writing Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc on June 4, just six months after being charged with possession of child pornography. The series on hiatus following Watsuki’s November arrest, in which he admitted to owning over 100 DVDs and liking, “girls in late elementary school to around their second-year of middle school.” …

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BLEACH

Bleach is an upcoming Japanese film produced by Warner Bros, based on the manga series of the same name by Tite Kubo, and directed by Shinsuke Sato. The film will star Sota Fukushi, best known for portraying the protagonist of Kamen Rider Fourze, as the main protagonist, Ichigo Kurosaki. Synopsis:  Ichigo Kurosaki is a High …

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Rurouni Kenshin manga restarts serialization just seven months after author’s child porn arrest

Creator of hit anime/manga franchise keeps himself out of jail and his comic in monthly magazine. The last few months have had some intense ups and downs for the Rurouni Kenshin franchise. Riding high on the success of its live-action film adaptation trilogy, fans got really excited when series creator Nobuhiro Watsuki returned to writing …

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