Posts tagged with "Shõnen"

Biomecha – An Interview with Pink Apple Jam

Biomecha – An Interview with Pink Apple Jam
Launched in 1995, Biomecha is among the first British independent comics to have been inspired by Japanese manga and anime. After almost twenty years of hard work, creator Laura Watton-Davies, who works under the pen name Pink Apple Jam, now has just one book left to complete in order to finish off the series, which she intends to relaunch once this is done. Promoting her work at this October’s MCM London Comic Con, Laura hopes to get the... 

Space Battleship Yamato Review

Space Battleship Yamato Review
Space Battleship Yamato is a two hour long, live action space epic based on the fantastic 1970s anime series of the same name. Pulling in a big production budget for any Japanese film, it completely excels in achieving its large scope vision of a beautifully detailed space adventure, but does suffer in a couple of points from its condensed running time compared to the anime and its less than perfect casting of one of the leads. Around 200 years in... 

Review: XAM’D Lost Memories Part 1

Review: XAM’D Lost Memories Part 1
Akiyuki is happily going through high school with his best friends Haru and Furuichi, living in the free zone Sentan Island – untouched by the disputes of the Northern and Southern Governments. That is until a girl decides to blow up his bus on the way to school, infecting him and turning him into a monster. But rather than give up, he has a reason to live and becomes a XAM’D – an almost superhuman being with abilities that the military are... 

Will the Naruto Manga End in a Year?

Will the Naruto Manga End in a Year?
Can you believe that it was in 1999 that Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan published the first chapter of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto? Who would have guessed that this pubescent ninja’s adventures would span over ten years and sell over ten million copies in Japan alone? Now, after so much popularity, there are hints and rumours that the Naruto Manga could end by this time next year. Rumours online are pointing out that Kishimoto is presently setting... 

A Ph.D. in Manga? A Masters degree in Comics?

A Ph.D. in Manga? A Masters degree in Comics?
If you know the difference from your Shõnen and Seinen Manga, have been drawing your own Yonkoma strips, and can predict the outcome in Shõjo Manga; then this might be for you. Kyoto Seika University are offering students the opportunity to study for Japan’s first Ph.D. in Manga. Kyoto University already have Manga and Anime programs, and even began a Master’s degree course in Manga last year. The Ph.D. course will delve into contemporary comics... 
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