Tag: manga

The Family that Fights Together… Spy x Family (Supai Famiri in Japanese) is an anime based on a popular Shonen manga, created by Tatsuya Endo. It has sold 25 million copies so far. A second season is forthcoming soon. Spy x Family is the funniest anime I have seen in years. An action comedy of […]
More than Angry Boys Being Angry Tokyo Revengers is a Seinen manga created by Ken Wakui and published by Kodansha. As of this writing, it has sold over 65 million copies. Yes, it is very popular. Seinen manga refers to manga aimed at teenagers as opposed to adults or children. In short, manga’s version of […]
Expect Yokai Spirits, Not Gangsters Mob Psycho 100 (Mobu Saiku Hyaku in Japanese) is an anime series about Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, an 8th-grader who is a powerful esper whose mentor is a con man. The anime is based on a web manga by Onu, the same creator of One Punch Man. However, the only thing […]
It is Not Easy Being an Anime Fan Anime fandom is about cosplay, shonen magazines, cool collectibles, kawaii subculture, and amazing artwork, right? Being an anime fan is the best, no? We are the cool kids in the fandom block, correct? No fandom is perfect. Who said being a fan was a J-pop party? Anime […]
Shonen with a Touch of Shojo The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitasu no Karte) is an anime and manga written by Jun Mochizuki from 2015 until present (nine volumes). The manga is published by Square Enix (yes, the video game company) with the anime debuting last year. The Case Study of Vanitas is a strange […]
Not Your Average Firemen Fire Force (En’en no Shobotai) is a shonen anime with dark fantasy, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic elements. Created by Japanese manga artist Atsushi Okubo for Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen magazine in 2015. It was only a matter of time before someone created an anime or manga series based on firemen since there is […]
Welcome to the Year 5738 AD Dr. Stone is a shonen anime and manga created by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. It started serialization in Shonen Jump magazine in March 2017. Dr. Stone is a post-apocalyptic anime but it is not your run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic anime. There are no destroyed buildings, no giant, worldwide catastrophe, […]
Welcome to Tokyo’s Jujutsu High Jujutsu Kaisen is an anime based on the manga created by Gege Akutami and serialized on Shonen Jump magazine since 2018. In this world, our negative energy and emotions create “curses”, evil creatures that attack people (forget Japan, they would have a field day in the USA). There are professionals […]
We Are Not All Otakus Anime fandom gets such a bad reputation. As an old-time anime fan I want to say, let go of the stereotypes. Then again, some of my fellow fans make it so hard. When did become a bad stereotype, a cliché? We are people like yourself except with a deep love […]
A Korean Martial Arts Anime? The God of High School anime is an adaptation of a popular webtoon series by Yongje Park. Korean anime? Animated by MAPPA, one of the best anime studios? A Crunchyroll original series? Count me in! Except it did not live up to expectations. In one word, soulless. Oh, the animation […]
May 2023