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With legendary mangaka Go Nagai at Project Anime, Los Angeles
(Go Nagai, creator of Mazinger Z, Devilman, Cutie Honey)
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Japan's 'light novels' catch fire in America
Can Japanese ‘light novels’ remain publishing heavyweights? Sam Pinansky (photo: Roland Kelts) The palm-sized, lavishly illustrated paperbacks known in Japan as “light novels” can have some heavy titles. “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” is one. Ano...
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Manga for intermediates -- guest post by Danica Davidson (with Rena Saiya)
With the global popularity of manga, there are also people in all corners of the globe who want to learn how to draw in the manga style. I have a background in manga – after starting out as a fan, I made it part of my career – covering it as a journalist, a...
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Why Japan's lit and culture are so vibrant today
Times Literary Supplement: Japanese questions of the soul At public readings, either in Japanese or English, the novelist Hideo Furukawa performs like a banshee. He voices his characters’ personae, tenor shifting from stentorian to hushed, growling, trillin...
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JAPANAMERICA for 600 bucks?
JAPANAMERICA for 600 bucks?
JAPANAMERICA for 600 bucks?
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Talks, readings, signings in Dallas at AnimeFest, August 2018
Specs: AnimeFest 2018
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Me and my Monkey: my story behind Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan
via GLLI Editor’s note: Forget the old saw that English language readers won’t read literature in translation. For the last seven years, Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan has been publishing an annual journal of what it calls “the best of contemporary...
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Is manga dying in Japan?
Will digital piracy ruin the future of manga? Chigusa Ogino (photo: Toru Takeda) Author and manga translator Frederik L. Schodt once pointed out to me that many of Japan’s cultural products are embraced abroad just as they are declining at home. Ukiyo-e pri...
Is manga dying in Japan?
Is manga dying in Japan?
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Keynote gig, Los Angeles, July 2018
Announcing Project Anime L.A.'s Keynote Speaker Roland Kelts Writer, scholar, editor and cultural critic Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book, JAPANAMERICA: HOW JAPANESE POP CULTURE HAS INVADED THE U.S. His writing is ...
Keynote gig, Los Angeles, July 2018
Keynote gig, Los Angeles, July 2018
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Honored to be visiting Akita, my grandmother Ebata's furusato (hometown), to speak at Akita International University .
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