Ken Yoshii’s Profile

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Ken “Dene” Yoshii From Tokyo, Japan My first encounter with anime/manga was Mobile Suit Gundam and Galaxy Express 999, which I ritually watched every morning before leaving for kindergarten! It wasn’t long before I came across Urusei Yatsura, where I first fell in love with Lum, not to mention Hokuto no Ken, Dragon Ball, and […]

Manga Nutcracker #26 – Billy Bat

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  Billy Bat Urasawa Naoki Original run  2008 -2016 Published by Kodansha     ” A mangaka gets embroiled in a series of suspenseful events in search for the true meaning behind his character”           …Is a bizarre story of a bat, who also happens to be a reputed private detective. […]

Manga Nutcracker #22 – Letter Bee

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Tegami Bachi By Hiroyuki Asada Published by Shueisha Monthly Shōnen Jump / Jump SQ (Sept 2006 – Nov 2015)       “A young foundling grows up to become a Letter Bee, in his mission to bring back the people he loves.”         What is a fantasy adventure without swashbuckling glory, or […]

SILENT MANGA AUDITION in Numbers – Country Ranking SMA01-04

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SILENT MANGA AUDITION® in Numbers – Statistics from SMA 01-04. SMAC! The Web Magazine and the SILENT MANGA AUDITION Committee, will be announcing event statistics, as well as individual rankings and new Master Class Candidates in the coming weeks. To begin, we are happy to announce, “Country Standings 2015”!   “SMA01-04 / COUNTRY STANDINGS 2015” This […]

Bakemon Entries

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Have you already uploaded your BAKEMON? BAKEMON is our challenge, for you to create a CHARACTER that would be a great starting point for a manga! Can you think of “One Bakemon a day”? Keep on drawing and show them to us! You can send as many as you please 😉 Below are some examples […]

The Evolution of Baseball Manga

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Japan’s national sport is sumo, but ask me what the most popular sport is, and I would have to say “baseball” (Though soccer is fast catching up in recent years) The interesting thing is that it’s not only the pros that get all the attention. High school baseball championships are also very popular. In fact, summer […]

Manga Artists Drawn by Manga Artists

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Manga about manga artists have grown in popularity in recent years. Some examples: Bakuman (Story: Tsugumi Ohba, Art: Takeshi Obata) a story about two boys who form a team and aim for the top… Aoi Honoo (Kazuhiko Shimamoto), an autobiographical work set against the 1980’s Otaku movement… The peculiar Disappearance Diary, the story of how SF and Bishojo […]