Weekend Yokai Hunter #5

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Greetings again fellow creep-hunters! I hope you all had a good time in the mountains last week because this time we are descending to the depths of Hell itself as we go in search of the most fearsome Yokai of all – the ONI!   One morning, many moons ago during my first year of […]

Making a Mangaka: #9 Shigeru Mizuki

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Researching this week’s Making a Mangaka has been a lesson in joy and unimaginable heartache. With a life that would fill countless volumes of manga, this legendary creator has used our beloved medium to entertain, self reflect and, speaking from grave experience, warn future generations of the horrors of war. This week, I’m honored to […]

Manga nutcracker #20 Urusei Yatsura

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Urusei Yatsura   By Rumiko Takahashi Published by Shogakukan – 1978-1987     “A womanizer’s simple life is turned into an out-of-this-world romcom, when he accidentally becomes the fiancé of an alien “           Nothing hammers home how old you are like an anniversary! With many of our beloved, 90’s anime […]

Weekend Yokai Hunter #4

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Welcome back, my fellow critter-loving comrades! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your week! With the weekend almost upon us, and with Kappa and Tanuki already in the bag, it’s time to go in search of one the big boys. That’s right, your intrepid hunter braved the merciless sun and rambled up a mountain this week […]

Making a Mangaka: #8 Katsuhiro Otomo

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To say Katsuhiro Otomo was a game changer, is an understatement. With an early education gained within the enveloped darkness of a movie theatre, the multi-award winning Mangaka developed a vision of cinematic proportions. A vision that crossed mediums, languages and continents, and ushered the world of Japanese manga and anime into the lives of […]

Manga nutcracker #19 – Azumanga Daioh

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  Azumanga Daioh By Kiyohiko Azuma Published in Dengeki Daioh 1999 – 2002       “High school life of some eccentric students and their teachers”          Have you ever heard of a Yonkoma? The 4 panelled, comic strip manga can provide short term laughs, but can they satisfy the appetites of […]