Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Air Gear digital bomb has dropped

If you've been waiting for Oh!great's inline-skating epic Air Gear to make its way to digital, have we got the news for you: the Air Gear digital bomb has dropped— —with all 6 omnibus editions (covering volumes 1 through 17 of the original single-volume releases) and volumes 18 through 33 of the single-editions! That's 33-volumes worth of Air Gear all out now […]

Creator Spotlight: Hiroya Oku (Inuyashiki)

You may know Hiroya Oku from the GANTZ fame. But have you read his most recent manga, Inuyashiki? To make a point how awesome this manga is, we're letting Oku-sensei speak his mind in this two-part exclusive interview: ・Hiroya Oku on Inuyashiki (Creator Interview Part 1 of 2) ・Hiroya Oku on Hollywood movies (Creator Interview Part 2 of […]

February 23 New Releases: Fairy Tail, Noragami, LDK, Say I Love You + more

New manga this week! Let's take a look at what's new to both brick+mortar and digital bookshelves … New volumes from two of Kodansha Comics' all-time hits, Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima (check out his recently posted interview and sketch video here) and Tsubasa by CLAMP. Also Volume 11 from relative newbie, but no less a sensation, Noragami: Stray God by […]

Win This Autograph by Hiroya Oku (Creator of Inuyashiki, GANTZ)

Have you seen the video of Hiroya Oku drawing the characters from Inuyashiki on Kodansha Comics' YouTube series, "These Hands Make Manga"? Well, guess what? We're giving away this very sketch––with Oku-sensei's autograph! He'll even personalize it, signing it with your name! All you have to do is take this quick survey*. *Sweepstakes ends on […]

Watch Hiroya Oku drawing Inuyashiki characters!

As a part of the Hiroya Oku Creator Spotlight, here's a rare video of Oku-sensei drawing Inuyashiki and Shishigami from Inuyashiki (from Kodansha Comics' YouTube series, These Hands Make Manga). Click here to watch this video.  WIN THIS AUTOGRAPH! But that's not all. You can actually win the autographed sketch Oku-sensei draws in this video. Click here for more details.  For more features […]

Hiroya Oku on Hollywood movies (Creator Interview Part 2 of 2)

Interview by Misaki C. Kido Do you ever wonder where a great artist get his or her influences from? Hiroya Oku admits to his passion and admiration for Hollywood movies and other popular media, which partly explains his cinematic storytelling in manga like Inuyashiki and GANTZ. But how deep down the rabbit hole does he […]

Hiroya Oku on Inuyashiki (Creator Interview Part 1 of 2)

Interview by Misaki C. Kido Hiroya Oku is an alchemist of storytelling. He closely studies theories behind storytelling in every popular media, imbibes them, and somehow transforms them into a truly original story that no one has ever seen before. If you’ve been away from manga, thinking you’ve seen it all, think again after reading […]

Creator Spotlight: Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)

Fairy Tail fans! Here's a few long-awaited features on one of the greatest manga artists from Kodansha Comics, Hiro Mashima! Interview: Hiro Mashima on Fairy Tail Have you ever wondered what the creator of your favorite manga is like in person? You won't be disappointed with the way Mashima-sensei is after reading this exclusive interview. Read […]

Watch Hiro Mashima drawing Fairy Tail characters! (and win this autograph!)

As a part of the Hiro Mashima Creator Spotlight, here's a rare video of Mashima-sensei drawing and coloring Natsu and Happy from Fairy Tail (from Kodansha Comics' YouTube series, These Hands Make Manga). There is a short version and a long version of this video. WIN THIS AUTOGRAPH! But that's not all. You can actually win the autographed sketch Mashima-sensei draws […]

Creator Interview: Hiro Mashima on Fairy Tail

  Interview by Misaki C. Kido For Hiro Mashima, making manga is his true calling. Just from reading his bestselling epic about the world of wizards, Fairy Tail, you can sense how devoted he is to his work. Meeting him in person, you encounter more to his personality that explains how he can make such […]