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Real Account, Volume 1 MANGA REVIEW

Real Account, Volume 1 MANGA REVIEW
CREDITS: Okushou (story) and Shizumu Watanabe (art) PUBLISHER: Kodansha Comics RELEASE: Out Now PRICE (RRP): £7.99 AGE RATING: 16+ This review was originally published in MyM Magazine. Subscribe here. A manga about people being sucked into a virtual world where, if they die, they die for realsies? Yep, Real Account does sound like a Sword Art Online rip-off, but look past the premise and you’ll find a manga with merit of its own, especially... 

Goodnight Punpun, Volume 1 Manga REVIEW

Goodnight Punpun, Volume 1 Manga REVIEW
CREDITS: Inio Asano PUBLISHER: Viz Media RELEASE: Out Now PRICE (RRP): £16.99 AGE RATING: 18+ This review was originally published in MyM Magazine. Subscribe here. Released in two-in-one omnibus editions, Inio Asano’s Goodnight Punpun is a manga that’s hard to pigeonhole, if you’ll excuse the pun. Sure, it’s a slice-of-life drama tinged with increasingly black comedy… but not that many slice-of-life stories show their protagonist... 

Hour Of The Zombie Volume 1 MANGA REVIEW

Hour Of The Zombie Volume 1 MANGA REVIEW
CREDITS: Tsukasa Saimura PUBLISHER: Seven Seas RELEASE DATE: Out now PRICE: £7.99 RATING: 16+ This review was originally published in MyM Magazine. Subscribe here. With zombie horror stories a dime a dozen, it’s not easy to find a new angle on our brain-hungry chums. Fortunately for anyone with zombie fatigue, Tsukasa Saimura’s Hour Of The Zombie manages to bring a just such a twist to the well-worn formula. Not that you’d guess it from the... 

Mysterious Girlfriend X Volume 1 MANGA REVIEW

Mysterious Girlfriend X Volume 1 MANGA REVIEW
CREDITS: Riichi Ueshiba PUBLISHER: Vertical RELEASE: Out Now PRICE (RRP): £11.99 AGE RATING: 16+ This review was originally published in MyM Magazine. Subscribe here. We know love is blind and all that, but a gal with antisocial tendencies, addictive drool and whose hobby is “scissors” is perhaps not the most obvious girlfriend material. Still, that’s who Mysterious Girlfriend X’s male lead, 17-year-old student Akira Tsubaki, has... 

CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura To Return In New Manga

CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura To Return In New Manga
CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura will return in a new short manga to tie in with its 20th anniversary since it was first published in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi. As reported on Natalie, the manga will be a one-off short rather than a new series. A 20th anniversary illustration book compiling previous artwork will also be released in Japan on 24 March (cover pictured). Nakayoshi originally ran CLAMP’s magical girl series in its pages from May... 

Top 10 Manga Forgotten Treasures

Top 10 Manga Forgotten Treasures
Buzz counts down the manga gems that have been forgotten over time or otherwise overlooked… Manga fans know there’s a never-ending deluge of series to discover, with new releases announced in Japan every month. As with any other format, there’s a series to suit every taste, with manga covering a wide variety of topics from romance, slice of life and adventure epics to psychological thrillers and horror. Popular manga can run into hundreds... 

Lengendary Manga Creator Shigeru Mizuki Dies Aged 93

Lengendary Manga Creator Shigeru Mizuki Dies Aged 93
One of Japan’s true giants of manga, Shigeru Mizuki, died today aged 93, following a fall in his house on 11 November. Shigeru Mizuki is most famous for his Japanese horror manga GeGeGe no Kitarō (first published in 1960), which has been adapted as an anime many times since. The series was about a young boy fighting monsters, called yōkai, based on Japanese folklore.  That boy, Kitarō, was missing a left eye; Mizuki may have been keen... 

Interview with Manga Artist Sarah Childs (Gyzra Ink) at MCM London Comic Con

Interview with Manga Artist Sarah Childs (Gyzra Ink) at MCM London Comic Con
One of the fastest growing parts of the event at all of the MCM Comic Con events is that of the Comic Village, a place where comics meet in cavalcade of colour and creativity. One of the reasons for this recent growth is the explosion of indie comic book writers and artists who are attending the event to sell/exhibit their work. One such artist is the talented Sarah Childs. MCM Buzz spoke to her about how she became an artist, her favourite MCM Comic... 

Toyota Aygo to launch original Manga adventure at MCM London Comic Con

Toyota Aygo to launch original Manga adventure at MCM London Comic Con
With just eleven days remaining until MCM London Comic Con revs up its engine, Toyota has announced that they will be launching an original manga adventure featuring their successful Aygo brand of cars. Leading manga artist Sonia Leong has worked with the company and created an adventure story which will feature a one-off version of the Aygo that is driven by the story’s lead character. But the story for this unique superhero does not stop there,... 

Attack on Titan Prequel Light Novels, Guidebook and Spin-off Manga get English Release

Attack on Titan Prequel Light Novels, Guidebook and Spin-off Manga get English Release
Good news for anyone still hungry for more titan toppling action, as both Vertical and Kodansha Comics USA today announced a horde of Attack on Titan titles for English release! First, Vertical announced their plans for the release of the Attack on Titan: Before the Fall light novel series. Set 70 years before Hajime Isayama‘s original Attack on Titan manga and its smash hit anime adaptation, the series follows a number of different protagonists... 
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