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KITCHENER – A man from Kitchener turned his passion for comics and inspiring young children into a new venture. “I fell in love with comics when I was little,” says Max Chouinard. “I grew up watching Batman: The Animated Series and Spider-Man: The Animated Series.” While in college, Chouinard’s love for comics shifted from a […]

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) […]

Comic book and game store to open in Plu...

PLUMSTEAD TOWNSHIP, PA – Like so many others, Andrew Frazier lost his job during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 28-year-old Plumstead Township resident worked for a Philadelphia-area company that focused on outdoor education, a vocation that matched his passion for the outdoors and working with children. The pandemic forced him to stay at home, which allowed […]

“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 […]

Why Groucho Marx is perfect for Sacha Ba...

| Arguably the most renowned comedians to emerge in show business came from the ranks of vaudeville were the performers who continually pushed and pushed the collective funny bones of their audiences, the laughter became literally contagious. There are so many familiar names to emerge from the times like The Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy, […]

DEATHCEMBER The 10 Best J Horror Movies ...

Annika Marx is one of the directors of DREAD’s upcoming horror anthology death december! Annika’s death december The segment is called “Christmas Corpse”, and it’s a tribute to J-Horror (not only stylistically, but also because it deals with suicide caused by burnout; the Japanese created a word for it because that it happens so often: […]

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 […]

Karl Marx’s romantic anime targets new g

It’s Karl Marx, but not as you know him: dashing in size, with a pronounced jawline, suave brown curls and blue eyes, and speaking Chinese – a world far from the typical image of the German philosopher as a old man with a bushy white beard. “The Leader,” a seven-part anime documenting the life of […]