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August 9, 2020

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Goblin Slayer (Review)

Goblin SlayerWriter: Kosuke KurosePublisher: Square Enix, May 25, 2016-Present Most manga readers will be familiar with the Goblin Slayer brand via the controversial anime, which attracted a lot of attention when it first debuted due to graphic scenes involving the brutal mauling, sexual assault, and massacre of several characters at the hands of goblins. The manga version

Samurai v Dinosaurs (review)

Writer: Michael Murphy Artist: Sergio Calvet Chibi Comics, 2020 This is, if you like, a remastered version of the collaboration between writer Michael Murphy and artist Sergio Calver from 2010. The story is summarised in the Indiegogo pitch, and is reasonably straightforward: “Samurai and Dinosaurs focuses on an elite group of Samurai dispatched into the

Japan cracks down on manga piracy

Japan has passed an amendment to its copyright laws that will make it illegal to specifically download manga, magazines and academic texts without authorisation. The law comes into effect on 1 January 2021. The penalties for downloading these materials without authorisation will be up to two years jail and two million yen (about AUD27,000). Also

Takahashi’s work honoured with French award

On Thursday this week, Japanese manga creator Rumiko Takahashi won the prestigious Grand Prix de la ville d’Angoulême at the France’s biggest graphic novel convention, the Angouleme Comics Festival. Ms Takahashi is one of the most read authors in the world. She has witten more than two hundred volumes since the beginning of her career in 1978,

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