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One Piece Manga celebrates over 490 mill...

Eiichiro Oda A play manga has exceeded 490 million copies in circulation worldwide. These figures include 400+ million in Japan and 90+ million in 57 other counties. This number does not take into account all copies sold individually, but rather a sales statistic. The A play Manga Celebration The manga is celebrating its 1,000th volume, […]

Manga in the spotlight at the opening ce...

Posted: July 23, 2021 / 7:11 AM CDT / Update: July 23, 2021 / 7:11 AM CDT Snaefridur Sol Jorunnardottir and Anton Mckee of Iceland carry their country’s flag during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics on Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko) […]

“The Lighthouse” will be transformed int

In the manga world, few artists attract such a mixture of admiration and thrills like Junji Ito, author of the body horror epic “Uzumaki”. Now he’s lending his talents to a manga adaptation of a cult horror film that aligns closely with his art style: “The Lighthouse” by Robert Eggers. In 2019, “The Lighthouse” won […]

Review: ‘Kingdom’ sword-wielding manga h

Based on Yasuhisa Hara’s long-running manga, “Kingdom” is a sprawling fantasy adventure that takes place near the end of China’s Warring States Period (475-221 BC). Xin (Kento Yamazaki) and Piao (Ryo Yoshizawa) are slaves who dream of escaping and becoming great generals. They train rigorously in fencing and martial arts. Due to his resemblance to […]

Manga exhibition at the British Museum: ...

F From a jellyfish-loving introvert to a half-eel dog, the manga world is teeming with eclectic characters. The Japanese form of visual storytelling is already a global phenomenon, and it is now poised to conquer London, with the British Museum opening the largest exhibition ever held outside of Japan. It’s the only type of book […]

Action Figure Insider »Samurai Spider-Ma

Daniel pickett Afi founder and editor Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his entire life. The first line he ever collected was the Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line in the 1970s. He has been surrounded by collectibles ever since. In 1999, he was baffled by the lack of information and news on […]

Takashi Miike’s NSFW manga adaptation

Hang on guys, because the red tape trailer for Takashi Miike‘s Blade of the immortal is there and he hacks everything in its path. The manga adaptation marks the 100th film by the famous Japanese director responsible for countless genre films, including Ichi the killer, Hearing, 13 Assassins, and Visitor Q, among many others. With […]


VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES NEW MONSTER HUNTERTM FANTASY ACTION MANGA SERIES: FLASH HUNTER BASED ON HIT VIDEO GAME New imaginative series based on Capcom’s Smash Hit Monster HunterMT Property launch this spring San Francisco, CA, March 14, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), North America’s Largest Manga and Anime Publisher, Distributor, and Licensor, Brings All […]

Manga version of the Quran to be release...

Dokuha manga series published Old, New Testament in 2010 The manga adaptation of the Koran by Team Banmikasu, Dokuha manga: Quran (Reading Through with Manga: The Koran), will ship to Japan on Sunday. The adaptation of the Islamic religious text will be the last opus of the Japanese publisher Eastern Press‘ Dokuha manga classic literature […]

Israeli ambassador to Japan persuades ma...

An Israeli ambassador to Japan was disturbed to discover that manga publisher East Press had produced acomic book adaptation of Mein Kampf, the 1945 autobiography-manifesto of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Part of a series of adaptations of works of historical or cultural significance, including Karl Marx Das Capital and Charles Darwin Origin of the species, […]