Alan Smithee

Bakuman。Volume 1 (iPad) – Review

Bakuman。Volume 1 (iPad) – Review

What happens when the creators of Death Note create a series that could be argued as one of the finest works of meta in the manga universe? You get Bakuman, easily one of the most inspiring manga I’ve ever read.

 Alan Smithee

VIZ is Dropping TOMES of Manga

The company isn’t just releasing 2-in-1 volumes of manga anymore, they’ve gone beyond and have decided to start releasing 3-in-1 volume collections of some of their more successful brands.

 Alan Smithee

Kingyo Used Books Volume 1 – Review

As WPR’s senior weeaboo on staff, I know that Japan and manga are inseparable, but I didn’t realize the extent of manga’s popularity until I sat down and read Kingyo Used Books, Volume 1. Let’s just say that this is a manga for those that read manga, if you’re a neophyte…this probably isn’t the best […]

 Alan Smithee

Dorohedoro Volume 1 – Review

I’m taking it that many of you have never heard of the name Q Hayashida before, that’s ok because I’d rather keep this future Masamune Shiro skill level artist all to myself. But if you’re in a market for a fantasy manga set in a seemingly post-apocalyptic world with a main character that has a […]

 Alan Smithee

Blue Exorcist Volume 1 – Review

Blue Exorcist Volume 1 – Review

Sometimes reading a new manga, especially the first volume, can be somewhat difficult. This week’s release of Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師 – Ao no Ekusoshisuto) by Kazue Kato almost became one of them. Thank goodness that the somewhat slow beginning led to some great characters and locations.

 Alan Smithee

San Francisco Anime Geeks, Get Your Ass to New People Today

San Francisco Anime Geeks, Get Your Ass to New People Today

Let me further clarify that. Get your ass to the New People complex’s box office today if you’re a fan of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and want to be an elitist weeaboo that can lord your mastery of a series over your lesser geek friends.

 Alan Smithee

Blue Exorcist Available Next Week

Blue Exorcist Available Next Week

Any time you have a manga that involves children of Satan being brought up by priests to become exorcists…you’ve immediately got my attention.

 Alan Smithee

Watch Sunrise’s Tiger and Bunny on April 2nd

Watch Sunrise’s Tiger and Bunny on April 2nd

Growing up as an anime fan has been a double edged sword. The good side is that the art style and animation that I love so dearly is finally being noticed as a great medium, the bad side is that we’ve had to deal with some bad stuff over the years like Pokemon (it WAS […]

 Alan Smithee

Toriko Vol. 1 (iPad) – Review

Toriko Vol. 1 (iPad) – Review

Do you want to read the most epic manga ever to be made? I kid you not here folks, Toriko just may be the most amazing manga I’ve ever read. Let me put it to you this way, take the zany bits of One-Piece add them to a main character that’s as insane as Monkey […]

 Alan Smithee

Ai Ore! Vol. 1: Love Me! – Review

Ai Ore! Vol. 1: Love Me! – Review

The boy (who looks like a girl) meets girl (who looks like a boy) romance!

 Alan Smithee

Death Note Collection (Blu-ray) – Review

Death Note Collection (Blu-ray) – Review

Until this weekend, I was a complete virgin to the whole Death Note series, I had no clue what the hell a Death Note was, how it worked, and the entire series that came from the relatively short manga series. It turns out that I’ve really been missing out on some great stuff, I’m just […]

 Alan Smithee

Viz Media iPad App – Review

Viz Media iPad App – Review

I’ve read manga for what seems like 20 years now. I’ve read it in both English and Japanese and for some reason, I’ve enjoyed reading manga much more than reading comic books here in America. This may be because I’m a stark raving mad weeaboo when it comes to Japanese culture, but for me it’s […]

 Alan Smithee

Shonen Jump’s 100th Issue Milestone

Shonen Jump’s 100th Issue Milestone

I know that it’s been going strong in Japan for a hell of a lot longer than it has in the United States, but any manga that is published in English with the original right-to-left reading style intact hitting a milestone like this is damn impressive.

 Evan Burkey

Like Manga? Like Fancy Tech? Check Out The Viz Manga Ipad App

Like Manga? Like Fancy Tech? Check Out The Viz Manga Ipad App

I don’t know about you, but I love digital comics. Being able to read comics on my phone is awesome (and a great way to burn time). Viz is leading the pack on digital manga, and has some pretty sweet deals this month.

 Alan Smithee

VIZ Streaming the Finale to Cross Game RIGHT NOW

VIZ Streaming the Finale to Cross Game RIGHT NOW

If you’re an old-ass weeaboo like me, then you know all too well who VIZ is, although many of us might recall them as VIZ Video from the good old days of renting Ranma 1/2 VHS tapes from the local Hastings and hoping the parent’s didn’t see the rampant boobage the series introduced kids like […]

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