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Anthropomorphized menstrual cycle is Japan’s newest comic book star

Seiri-chan is a heartwarmingly absurd manga for the modern period. Like a lot of manga, Ken Koyama’s Seiri-chan is named after its protagonist. However, even longtime fans of anime/manga may be struggling to remember another franchise with a character named Seiri in it. That’s because Seiri isn’t a traditional Japanese name. Instead, it’s the word …

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Anime art book teaches you to draw the subtle mannerisms that make women beautiful…and butts

Illustration reference covers feminine beauty in both subtle and not-so-subtle forms. Few countries have as robust a community of budding illustrators as Japan does, and to help them improve their manga/anime-style artwork, Japanese publishers are standing by with all manner of reference books. In the past, we’ve looked at tomes that teach how to draw …

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Genghis Khan-insulting manga pulled from major book stores amid further Mongolian protests

Three major bookstore chains in Japan stop selling CoroCoro Comic after an image defacing the ancient ruler was published. Many of us in Japan have learned this week that Genghis Khan is still a really big deal in Mongolia. Although outside his homeland history books often depict him as a ruthless conqueror of Asia, inside …

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Manga book aims to explain Vladimir Putin

Although reportedly popular in his own country, President of Russia Vladimir Putin faces criticism from people in many countries, including Japan. To explain the world leader’s complex personal history, East Press released the Manga de Wakaru Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Understanding Through Manga: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin) manga book on Monday. Toe Shinme drew the manga, and journalist Kenrō Nagoshi supervised the …

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These Game of Thrones Anime-Inspired Japanese Book Covers Are Amazing – Rice Digital

Often these days when western works make their way to Japan they’re mostly just the same. Not so for these Game of Thrones anime-inspired full artwork, character focused covers. They’re badass, and I want them on my shelf ASAP. They showcase some pretty different interpretations to what HBO-viewers are used to!   These versions of …

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