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January 23, 2019

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The End of Akagi

Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai Takeshobo, 1991-2018 Writer: Nobuyuki Fukumoto Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai (Japanese: アカギ 〜闇に降り立った天才〜, in English, “Akagi: The Genius Who Descended into Darkness”) ended in February 2018 after a twenty-seven year print run. Set in the shady world of gambling in mahjong parlours, Akagi told the story of a very young

SuperTokyoLand (Review)

SuperTokyoLand Top Shelf Productions, 2015 (English translation) Writer: Benjamin Reiss When bathing in that deepest of self-absorbed writing indulgence, the autobiography, there is a natural tendency for the unsophisticated towards apology, justification, or penitence. SuperTokyoLand is an autobiographical adventure of a French cartoonist’s extended stay in Japan, but has none of these things. As an

My Brother’s Husband (Otouto no Otto, 弟の夫) Goes to TV

Penguin Random House describes Japanese manga My Brother’s Husband in the following terms: Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower

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