Blog Posts - Manga And Anime



NY Review of Books looks at an early mangaka's history

The New York Review of Books wrote about a new history book on Hokusai, an early manga artist from a few centuries ago, and an art collection in Boston assumed to be created by him.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Dec 20, 2016

Real Madrid's manga adaptation

Here's an item in the UK Sun about a manga book being published about the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid to accompany their trip to Japan for the world championship. Possibly inspired by the Captain Tsubasa manga series.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Dec 18, 2016

How manga is translated

Forbes has an article about how manga stories from Japan are translated into English, and one woman's success in turning her reading hobby into a career of translation.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Dec 14, 2016

Sales for "Attack on Titan" prove manga's doing better marketing

Forbes informs us that the manga series Attack on Titan's got staggering sales numbers compared to mainstream superhero comics stateside: In a recent tweet from one of Kodansha’s Twitter accounts, they openly stated that Attack on Titan now has ove...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Sep 4, 2016

Israel's 2nd anime convention

Here's an article in the Jerusalem Post covering the second major anime and manga convention held here in Israel that took place last Thursday.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Aug 28, 2016

Apps for reading manga panels on Android

Here's an article on Ubergizmo about the best app programs for reading manga books in computerized format on Android systems.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Aug 26, 2016

The history of food manga

Here's an article on NPR about how manga books spotlighting food became a very popular genre in Japan since the 1980s.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Aug 8, 2016

Louvre museum's 9th art exhibition with manga

Here's a short article in the Japan Times about a new exhibition the Louvre in Paris is holding for manga, which they put under the category of 9th Art, a special phrase for comics.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Aug 4, 2016

Even in the USA, manga sales can be concealed

I can't say I've ever taken a through look, but reading this Q&A column on Anime News Network, I've learned that sales results for manga books can be kept just as hidden beneath a bushel as US comics sales figures can. First, the query: In Japan...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Aug 3, 2016

Manga publishers take to crowdfunding

An article in the Asahi Shimbun about a project being launched in Japan to help aspiring mangakas climb the ladder to higher ranks in publication.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jul 20, 2016

Old Japanese school turned into manga academy

The Asahi Shimbun tells of an old junior high school in Shunan that's being turned into an academy for training mangakas.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jul 2, 2016

800-year-old manga is now animated

Here's a short article on Vice's Motherboard section about a manga strip dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries that's now getting adapted to anime after so many millenniums.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Jun 26, 2016

Akita manga museum's manuscript collection

An article in the Asahi Shimbun about the special manuscript collection Akita's manga museum in Japan is gathering for their collections and archives.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on May 29, 2016

Viz Media releasing a Zelda manga collection

Shack News announced that Viz Media's releasing a graphic novel collection of the Legend of Zelda manga adaptations.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Apr 28, 2016

Mangas about Japan's recent nuclear disaster

The Asahi Shimbun has an article about at least two manga stories based on the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, and the lives of people affected by it.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Apr 3, 2016

Japan's 2020 plans for a national manga museum

An article in the Japan News about the country's plan to establish a national manga museum before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Mar 19, 2016

Busiek interprets Dr. Strange his own way, condones SJWs, and panders to a cause that hurts women

Kurt Busiek recently claimed that Doctor Strange was originally created as Asian before getting his background simplified to just another Anglo-Scottish protagonist. Culture War Reporters gathered nearly every tweet he wrote where he argued that, if...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Mar 17, 2016

A manga artist's experiences at a nuclear plant

The Japan Times wrote about a mangaka's recollection of his experiences working at a Japanese nuclear power plant that suffered meltdowns during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Mar 7, 2016

In Egypt, anime conventions are run by Islamist mindsets

The Haaretz paper has a sugarcoated article on how participants in anime/manga conventions in Egypt go about: EgyCon was the brainchild of Islam Risha, 27, the self-proclaimed “godfather of Egyptian anime events.” He is a big bear of a man with...
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Feb 13, 2016

A manga adaptation of the Zelda video game

Tech Times reports that a manga story's being produced based on the Legend of Zelda video games, although it appears to be designed for reading on computer screens.
by The Four Color Media Monitor on Feb 5, 2016


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