Category Archives: Creator Spotlight

Mitsurou Kubo’s manga are here at last!

Superstar creator Mitsurou Kubo (original concept and character designs for Yuri!!! on ICE) has two new manga from Kodansha Comics and Vertical!—a dramatic, funny, time-traveling high school story about what it means to cheer on a friend and a romantic comedy about love, coming of age, and hope ... at age 30! Scroll down, or click on the cover, to read Chapter 1 of Moteki for free!  Read More »

Creator Spotlight: Interview with Inuyashiki’s Hiroya Oku

The protagonist of Inuyashiki is not a hot guy or girl. Ichiro Inuyashiki is 58 years old and often gets mistaken for his daughter’s grandfather. One day he encounters an unidentified flying object. His body destroyed, he awakens to realize he has a new mechanical body. That’s when Inuyashiki’s journey to find the meaning of life—by saving other people’s lives—begins. 

This unusual action hero series by Hiroya Oku (whose previous work was the megahit GANTZ) ends at Volume 10. (Volumes 1-9 are currently available from Kodansha Comics in print and digital; Read More »

Creator Spotlight Sale: Ken Akamatsu’s UQ Holder!, Love Hina & more digital manga 50% off thru 11/20

Ken Akamatsu has been the king of rom-com shonen manga since the 2000s. You know his hit manga and anime Love Hina and his even bigger follow-up series Negmia! But Akamatsu-sensei's hit-manga-maker career doesn't stop there! His current series, UQ Holder, is a sequel to Negima!  and debuted as a new anime this season on Amazon Anime Strike!

To celebrate all things Akamatsu, we're [...]

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Your Guide to Hiro Mashima events in NYC, October 5-8

— UPDATED September 27: 10/6 KINOKUNIYA EVENT ADDED —

With Fairy Tail, one of North America's (and the world's!) all-time best-selling manga, nearing the end of its historic run, it's the perfect time to celebrate and reflect on Hiro Mashima’s accomplishments with the man himself and all his fans in New York City October 5 through 8! Back in July we announced Mashima-sensei was going to be a Guest of Ho [...]

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Creator Spotlight Sale: Tsutomu Nihei thru 6/12

Did you know Killy, the protagonist in Nihei's breakout science-fiction manga series BLAME!, makes a cameo appearance in his later masterwork, Knights of Sidonia? Or that APOSIMZ, Nihei's latest series (simulpubbing on comiXology and Kindle), is briefly mentioned as a name of a spaceship in Knights of Sidonia? Well, here's a good chance to dig deeper into the weirdly connected universe of this generation's representative science-fiction manga arti [...]

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Yu Kinutani interview on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

The Ghost in the Shell all started as a manga by Shirow Masamune nearly two decades ago. It's since gone on to inspire the internationally acclaimed animated film, a spinoff TV series and manga, and now a major Hollywood motion picture, debuting on March 31.

Yu Kinutani, the artist behind the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex manga, gave us his insights to working in the inner world of GITS and his thoughts on the GITS global phenomenon—and also shared some exciting concept sketches from behind the scenes of Stand Alone Complex (see below)!

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VIDEO: Ronald Wimberly- Artist of “Bahamut” in Attack on Titan Anthology

Ronald Wimberly is a designer based in NY city. He works primarily in narrative. He's worked with The New Yorker, Dargaud, DC, Marvel, Image, Darkhorse, Nike, Benetton and others. Some notable works are the Eisner Award-nomated Sentences for Vertigo, Lighten Up for the Nib on Medium, and Prince of Cats. He's been twice selected for the Maison des Auteurs residency in Angouleme and is the 2016 Columbus Museum of Art/Thurber House 2016 Graphic Novelist Artist in residence. He's exhibited in New York, Tokyo, and Paris.

More about Ronald Wimberly: http://ronaldwimberly.com/
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VIDEO SERIES: Attack on Titan Anthology Creator Profiles

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Attack on Titan Anthology opens up the world of manga, with Attack on Titan providing a creative playground for comic-book writers and artists from around the world. Every one of these creators has offered their own unique take on original Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama's dark vision.

With the Attack on Titan Anthology Creator Profiles—a new video series on Kodansha Comics YouTube Channel—we introduce some of the talents behind this p [...]

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VIDEO: Genevieve Valentine & Jeanine Shaefer – Writer and Editor of Attack on Titan Anthology

Genevieve Valentine is the author of novels Mechanique, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Persona, and Icon. Her essay and reviews have appeared at The New York Times, The AV Club, and The Atlantic. She’s written Catwoman and Batman and Robin Eternal for DC Comics and Xena: Warrior Princess for Dynamite. She has worked on “An Illustrated Guide to the Glorious Walles Cities” in the Attack on Titan Anthology.
More about Genevieve Valentine: genevievevalentine.com

Jeanine Shaefer is a freelance comics editor and project manager for The Attack on Titan Anthology.

 

 

 

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