The Attack on Titan manga is still one of the most popular Japanese comics in the world, but this fall, a new anthology of stories set in Hajime Isayama’s bleak world of human-chomping giants is coming from a team of western creators—not as a manga, but an American-style comic—and there are some huge names taking part.
Last month, Titan Comics announced it would be bringing the delightfully weird manga adaptation of the BBC’s smash hit Sherlock to the west for the very first time, four years after it debuted in Japan. Want a peek? io9 has a first look at the translation, as well as the variant covers for the manga’s first issue.
Four years ago, the first episode of the BBC’s modernized Sherlock series was adapted into a manga in Japan. Now, all these years later, it’s finally being officially translated for Western audiences. Behold, the exotic cheekbones of Benedict Cumberbatch, in two dimensions!
You might have already heard about I am a Hero, Kengo Hanazawa’s spectacular ongoing manga set in the zombie apocalypse, hailed as manga’s take on The Walking Dead. Now, not only is Dark Horse bringing the series to US for the first time, io9 has an exclusive first look!
Maybe not! It depends, really. But since this Korean cosplayer has a head full of hair, she needed a bald cap to pull off her One-Punch Man outfit.
While the Hollywood Ghost in the Shell movie with Scarlett Johansson lurches forward, a new GiTS stage play recently opened in Tokyo.
If you’re a manga fan, chances are you’ve read or listened to more than one disappointing interview with a manga artist. These are the geniuses behind the artistic universes you dream about and the characters you clutch to your breast in body-pillow form... and when some American reporter asks, “What inspired you to…
Last week we posted this great article on how the specter of atomic war hangs over manga from Astro Boy to Akira. Now Jonathan Clements, author of The Anime Encyclopedia, has written an equally thoughtful piece focusing on Barefoot Gen, the granddaddy of them all (unless you happen to have read Osamu Tezuka’s even…
At the end of Katsuhiro Otomo’s dystopian Japanese anime film Akira, a throbbing, white mass begins to envelop Neo-Tokyo. Eventually, its swirling winds engulf the metropolis, swallowing it whole and leaving a skeleton of a city in its wake.
Publishing company Last Gasp has an excellent Kickstarter project running right now: it’s raising $36,000 to print 4,000 copies of Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen in the original Japanese) into schools and libraries. Barefoot Gen is a manga first printed in the 1970s, and author Keiji Nakazawa drew on his own life to…
Yeah, I was pretty much pulling this face too after reading that headline.
The greatest love story of the 20th Century is getting a live-action movie adaptation, and now it almost has a director form the Furious 7 and Insidious director James Wan.
Anime fandom is a fortress of obscure slang, iconography, and inside jokes. After 16 years of fandom, I'm quite comfortable with it. But what about curious outsiders who don’t care to memorize, say, the differences between each and every Sailor Moon adaptation?
Space Pirate Captain Harlock is a beloved manga and anime series about a space adventurer, from the creator of Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers). A couple years ago, they made a live-action* version, and now at last it's coming to the U.S. And we've got free passes to a few screenings later this week.
Akira is wonderful. The Simpsons is wonderful. Put them together and you get something pretty special.
Well, this is exciting: cult-beloved Japanese director Takashi Miike is planning a live-action adaptation of popular manga Terra Formars, described as "a crazy, bloody, adrenaline-pumped action-sci-fi-horror series." Yes. We like that. All of that.
No live-action stage spectacle covering the first story arc of the Naruto manga series would be complete without the brave boys and girls of Team Kurenai and Team Asuma. Now where's Akamaru?
Good news, Zelda fans - the original manga adaptation of A Link To The Past by the legendary Manga and Tokusatsu icon Shotaro Ishinomori is getting reprinted for the first time in 21 years. Prepare for some awfully nostalgic throwbacks to leafing through pages of Nintendo Power!
Universal Studios in Japan has constructed an Attack on Titan experience that allows guests to enjoy the feeling of being trapped inside the massive jaws of a Titan. Amazing.